Chatham University

2017-2018 Chatham University Course Listings

Course Code Course Information Credits
ACT222

Financial Accounting Principles I

This course represents an introduction to accounting principles including the accounting process, double-entry bookkeeping, adjusting entries, and the preparation of financial statements. The objectives of this course are to make students aware of the importance of accounting information in every type of organization (private business, not-for-profit, and governmental).

3
ACT223

Managerial Accounting Principles

This course represents an introduction to managerial accounting concepts, including cost allocation and measurement, cost/volume profit analysis, budgeting, variance analysis, job and process costing, and capital budgeting.

3
ACT224

Computerized Accounting

Provides background and training in the use of QuickBooks software in the Windows environment. Business accounting records are set up to handle, chart of accounts, merchandise, customers and receivables, vendors and payables, banking and reports and the preparation and review of the Income Statement and the Balance Sheet.

3
ACT322

Intermediate Accounting I

This course engages the student in a comprehensive study of generally accepted accounting principles as they relate to the measurement and reporting of assets and income. Students will examine the nature, composition, valuation, and classification of balance sheet items.

3
ACT323

Intermediate Accounting II

This course is a comprehensive study of generally accepted accounting principles as they relate to the measurement and reporting of various liability and equity accounts. Students examine the nature, composition, valuation, and classification of these accounts as well as important financial reporting concepts, proper financial statement presentation, and related disclosures.

3
ACT324

Individual Tax Accounting

The primary emphasis of the course is on the income taxation of individuals, but the course also includes an overview of the federal taxation of other forms of business organization (e.g., corporations, partnerships). The focus of the course is on developing knowledge of tax law and its application.

3
ACT412

Auditing

The course engages the student in a study of auditing objectives, standards, and procedures employed in the examination of business enterprises and verification of their financial statements. Topics include an evaluation of internal control, preparation of work papers, report writing, professional ethics, and current auditing trends.

3
ACT425

Cost Analysis

Cost Analysis introduces students to the role cost considerations play in management decision making. Topics include the classification and allocation of costs, job order and process costing, standard costs, budgeting and planning, cost-volume-profit analysis, and using costs as performance measurements.

3
ACT480

Accounting Information Systems

This course examines critical business processes and IT audits through theories of Accounting Information Systems (AIS) and using auditing tools and enterprise systems. Case analyses and project assignments nurture professional competence in communicating objectives and procedures through systems documentation techniques, systems analysis and design methodologies, and information processing.

3
ACT490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
ACT498

Tutorial: Accounting

4
ACT499

Tutorial: Accounting

4
ACT510

Accounting Fundamentals: Prior Learning

3
ACT512

Auditing

This course engages the student in a comprehensive study of auditing objectives, standards, and procedures employed in the examination of business enterprises and verification of their financial statements. Topics include an evaluation of internal control, preparation of work papers, report writing, professional ethics, and current auditing trends.

3
ACT519

Intermediate Accounting I

A comprehensive study of generally accepted accounting principles as they relate to the measurement and reporting of assets and income. Students examine the nature, composition, valuation, and classification of balance sheet items.

3
ACT523

Intermediate Accounting II

This course continues from Intermediate Accounting I with the application of generally accepted accounting principles to liability and equity accounts including accounting for intangibles, bonds, debts and loans, partnerships, corporations, and analysis of working capital.

3
ACT524

Federal Tax Accounting

The focus of the course is on developing knowledge of tax law and its applications. The primary emphasis of the course is on the income taxation of individuals, but the course also includes an overview of the federal taxation of other forms of business organizations (e.g. corporations, partnerships).

3
ACT524PLA

Federal Tax Accounting: Prior Learning

3
ACT540

Government and Non-Profit Accounting

This course's focus is upon the principles of fund accounting and the financial reporting, budgeting and auditing of both public and private not-for-profit organizations. Particular attention is given to accounting procedures for the activities of state and local governments, but the course also considers other not-for-profit entities.

3
ACT545

Accounting Theory

This course encourages students to take a conceptual view of accounting, urging them to get beyond the process and to grasp the reasoning behind the accounting procedures. The focus is upon what it means for accounting to be a source of information and providing a framework for evaluating accounting alternatives.

3
ACT573

Business Law and Ethics

This course provides students with a broad-based understanding of legal issues that affect modern businesses. The course covers the following substantive law areas: Choice of Entity, Corporate Governance, Raising Money, Securities Regulation, Bankruptcy, Contracts, Intellectual Property and Employment Law.

3
ACT580

Accounting Information Systems

This course examines critical business processes and IT audits through theories of Accounting Information Systems (AIS) and using auditing tools and enterprise systems. Case analyses and project assignments nurture professional competence in communicating objectives and procedures through systems documentation techniques, systems analysis and design methodologies, and information processing.

3
ACT620

Advanced Financial Accounting

This course introduces the student to many advanced financial accounting issues. Includes the application of GAAP rules for consolidation of inter-corporate acquisitions and investments in other entities, multi-national accounting issues involving foreign currency transactions and translation of foreign entity statements, accounting for partnerships, and segment and interim reporting requirements.

3
ACT625

Cost Analysis

Cost Analysis introduces students to the role cost considerations play in management decision making. Topics include the classification and allocation of costs, job order and process costing, standard costs, budgeting and planning, cost-volume-profit analysis, and using costs as performance measurements.

3
ACT630

Advanced Tax Accounting

This course is designed to introduce students to advanced strategies in taxation. The course's focus is upon how tax research is performed and the basic concepts underlying the strategic tax planning. Tax issues associated with new businesses, business operation, growth, expansion, termination, and liquidations and estate planning are examined.

3
ACT635

Forensic Accounting

This is an introductory course to the field of forensic accounting, or fraud investigation. The focus is upon the impact of fraud on auditing and financial reporting. Topics inculde how organizations can detect, prevent, and invesigate fraud, as well as propert procedures to follow to resolve allegations of fraud.

2
ACT640

Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting

This course's focus is upon the principles of fund accounting and the financial reporting, budgeting and auditing of both public and private not-for-profit organizations. Particular attention is given to accounting procedures for the activities of state and local governments, but the course also considers other not-for-profit entities.

3
ACT645

Accounting Theory

This course encourages students to take a more conceptual view of accounting, urging them to get beyong the process and to grasp the reasoning behind the accounting procedures. The focus is upon what it means for accounting to be a source of information and providing a framework for evaluating accounting alternatives.

3
ACT650

Managerial Accounting

This course examines accounting information that is used in managerial decision making within the organization. Focus is on interpretation of financial statements, cost accounting, financial planning and analysis, the developement of internal controls, and constructing budgets.

3
ACT650EX

Managerial Accounting - Prior Learning

3
ACT660

Preparing for the CPA Exam

This course will familiarize students with the structure and substance of the CPA exam. Students' current level of preparation for the CPA exam will be tested through use of sample CPA exams. Test results will be used to assist students in developing individualized exam preparation plans.

3
ACT699

Forensic Accounting

Focuses on preventing, detecting, and investigating common types of internal and external fraud. Designed to cultivate advanced understanding methods of analysis of financial crime allegations. Provides the culminating experience of Chatham University's MAcc program. Should be one of the last courses taken in the MAcc Program.

3
ART103

Intro to Visual Culture

Visual Culture can be understood as the practice of scrutinizing visual items in both elite and popular culture; of determining how and what they mean to a variety of audiences; and of examining how those meanings might slip, change, or be changed according to both context and audience. Students examine a broad range of visual materials - from paintings to films - through the term of study.

3
ART105

Sculpture I

This beginning course explores the basic concepts, materials, and techniques of sculpture, including carving, casting, and construction. Conceptual and critical approaches are introduced in their relation to specific projects. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART111

Ceramics I

This studio course provides students with an introduction to ceramic processes and materials. Instruction in beginning wheel-throwing methods augments competency in basic construction and surface application techniques. Projects focus on development of form and surface in ceramics, as well as exposure to historical and contemporary issues specific to the medium. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART115

Painting I

This course introduces the student to basic principles of painting and two-dimensional thinking and expression. Drawing skills, color theory, stretcher construction, and a general understanding of visual art concepts accompany each assignment. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART117

Drawing I

Through various drawing media, this studio course explores the basic principles of creating a work of visual art, including figure studies from the model, studies from nature, and techniques of composition. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART127

Printmaking I

This course is an introduction to the techniques and aesthetics of graphic media, including dry point, engraving, mezzotint, etching, and aquatint. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART129

The Body: Self/Other in Three Parts

3
ART131

History of World Art I: Prehistory to 1400

This introductory survey focuses on art of the ancient world and the Middle Ages in the West and selected non-Western cultures to 1400 including India, China, and Mesoamerica. It emphasizes the role of art in the formation of a culture, the shifting function of art in different societies and time periods, and the approaches students can use to understand art.

3
ART132

History of World Art II: 1400 to Present

This introductory survey focuses on Western art from the Renaissance to today and the art of selected non-Western cultures (including Japan, Africa, and Islamic countries) after 1400. It concentrates on the stylistic, technical, and expressive evolution of painting, architecture, and sculpture within specific historical contexts, yet also explores the cross-influences and interaction of non-Western and Western art as defining characteristics of the modern world.

3
ART141

Media Literacy

This course introduces students to the Macintosh computer interface and related media practices. Students explore digital foundations, media related histories, theoretical frameworks and critical examination of production elements as they discover how computers are radically changing the way image makers create and present their work. Cross listed as COM 141. Additional Fee(s): Course Computing Fee.

3
ART142

Photography I : Black and White Darkroom

This course is designed to introduce students to black and white darkroom photography. Students build on camera skills while investigating 35mm film fundamentals and wet lab methods. They will study exposure and printing in the black and white darkroom. A range of photographic materials, analog processes, and techniques will be covered. Students will study the photograph as a medium for documentation, representation, and expression. Cross-listed as COM 142. Additional Fee(s): Applied laboratory fee.

3
ART150

Introduction to Digital Video Production

This course introduces the tools, technology, and techniques of digital video production. Students plan, script, manage, and produce videos using digital technologies. Along with the technical application, students will be exposed to the history of video as an artistic and instructional medium, as well as the relationship of digital video to film and television. The theoretical focus is on critiques of narrative construction. Cross-listed as FDT/COM 150. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART152

Photography II - Introduction to Digital Photography

This course introduces students to the basic aesthetic grammar of digital photography and provides a historical and critical context for looking at and making photographs. Students will use their own digital cameras with manually adjustable focus, exposure manipulation, photo finishing techniques and printing processes. They will also learn the fundamentals of digital capture and will utilize Adobe Bridge and Lightroom software for file processing, management, and output. Cross-listed as COM 152. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART205

Sculpture Studio

This advanced studio course gives the student the opportunity to study a particular process or combination of processes in more depth. Contemporary approaches such as installation and performance art, and environmental and conceptual art are are introduced. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART208

Introduction to Art Museum Studies

This course introduces students to the themes and issues addressed in the Art Museum Studies program, including an overview of the history and function of art museums, their role in society, the interpretation of objects for museum audiences, and other issues central to the museum profession such as censorship and repatriation.

3
ART210

History of Photography

This course will examine the relationships between photographs and audiences from the early nineteenth century to the present. A variety of themes will be discussed, including fashion photography, war, fine arts, advertising, portraits, landscapes, and social documentary. Within this structure, we will consider fundamental questions about photography, vision, and meaning, such as finding truth in images and discovering the relationship between image-making and power.

3
ART211

Ceramics Studio

This studio course advances the student in all technical aspects of ceramics and explores conceptual, critical approaches both to the medium and to specific contemporary issues. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART213

Special Topics

3
ART213WX

Special Topics: Women and Art

3
ART214

Design Studio

This course is an introduction to the visual grammar of dynamic composition and form. In this studio course the student will study design with an emphasis on gaining an understanding of organizing principles that contribute to visual engaging and visual arrangements.

3
ART215

Painting Studio

This advanced course in painting gives the student a broad understanding of technical issues in the context of contemporary conceptual and critical approaches to the medium. Students will have an opportunity to work on independent projects. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART217

Drawing Studio

This advanced studio course continues figure studies from the model, as well as landscape drawing and architectural drawing. Conceptual and critical approaches to the medium are emphasized. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART220

Material Studies Studio

Students continue to develop their understanding of three-dimensional materials and processes, their history and practice, and associated conceptual vocabularies in this studio. The course aims to challenge students with ceramic and/or sculptural skills in order to move beyond technique, and reconsider material and process from a variety of perspectives. Studio and research assignments will examine technical and conceptual concerns - prompting students to articulate and contextualize their artistic practice.

3
ART227

Printmaking Studio

This course is an exploration of the expressive possibilities of graphic media. Historical methods of printmaking are introduced. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART231

Renaissance Art

This course traces the rise of the humanistic spirit in the art of Italy between 1300 and 1550. Equal emphasis is placed on the achievements of Early Renaissance artists and architects (Ghiberti, Alberti, Donatello, Masaccio, Botticelli), and the masters of the High Renaissance (Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Bramante, Titian).

3
ART241

Lighting Principles

This course gives a basic grounding in lighting techniques for both studio and location work and covers the use of available light and various lighting instruments. Students create lighting plans; learn to create dramatic high-key effects of subtly sensitive illumination, and master color balance and metering. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART245

Design Praxis

This course introduces the concepts of visual perception. Theories on the 'way we see', how information is interpreted through light and how it includes physiology and cognitive perception. This course also explores the relevance of symbols and archetypes in broadening ones perceptual skills. The aim of this course is broaden and deepen student's visual and verbal skills in critical thinking, the creative process and problem solving.

3
ART247

Photography III - Advanced Digital Imaging

This course introduces students to computer tools that manipulate and enhance digital images. Students learn the skills to enhance varied input in order to create high-quality digital output utilizing Photoshop the industry standard for digital image manipulation. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of the interface, understanding resolution, drawing and painting, masking, layering/compositing, color correction and retouching. Cross-listed as COM 247. Additional Fee(s): Applied laboratory fee.

3
ART250

Introduction to Digital Video Production

This course introduces the tools, technology, and techniques of digital video production. Students plan, script, manage, and produce videos using digital technologies. Along with the technical application, students will be exposed to the history of video as an artistic and instructional medium, as well as the relationship of digital video to film and television. The theoretical focus is on critiques of narrative construction. Cross-listed as FDT/COM 250. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART254

Modern Art, 1900 to the Present

In this course the student will be introduced to the major movements in European and American art since 1900. The first half will focus on 1900 to 1950 and the concept of modernism, who and what shaped it, and the shifting definitions of the artist. The second half will focus on recent trends in world art, focusing on new media and movements, including installation art, earth art, video art, postmodernism, and the new theoretical and conceptual approaches to art and art history.

3
ART261

Web Design 1: code + aesthetics

This course addresses methods for document production and dissemination using global electronic networks. Focus is on authoring nonlinear documents using wysiwyg software and basic web programming languages. Issues of privacy, rights of access, and intellectual property rights are discussed. Students will develop their technical, aesthetic, and conceptual skills by participating in lectures, demonstrations, computer labs, and critiques, as well as participating in critical analysis of various sites and internet strategies. Cross-listed as COM 261. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART305

Sculpture Studio

This advanced studio course gives the student the opportunity to study a particular process or combination of processes in more depth. Contemporary approaches such as installation and performance art, and environmental and conceptual art are are introduced. Additonal Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART309W

Art + Land: Artists Engage the Environment

This course explores interactions between visual artists and the natural environment. It examines 15th- to 17th-century landscape painting and the role of landscape and national identity in the 19th century. It also explores the Earth Art movement that began in the 1960s and current investigations of art and sustainability.

3
ART311

Ceramics Studio

This studio course advances the student in all technical aspects of ceramics and explores conceptual and critical approaches both to the medium and to specific contemporary issues. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART313

Special Topics

3
ART315

Painting Studio

This advanced course in painting gives the student a broad understanding of technical issues in the context of contemporary conceptual and critical approaches to the medium. Students will have an opportunity to work on independent projects. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART317

Drawing Studio

This advanced studio course continues figure studies from the model, as well as landscape drawing and architectural drawing. Conceptual and critical approaches to the medium are emphasized. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART320

Material Studies Studio

Students continue to develop their understanding of three-dimensional materials and processes, their history and practice, and associated conceptual vocabularies in this studio. The course aims to challenge students with ceramic and/or sculptural skills in order to move beyond technique, and reconsider material and process from a variety of perspectives. Studio and research assignments will examine technical and conceptual concerns - prompting students to articulate and contextualize their artistic practice.

3
ART321

Typography Design Studio

This class is an introduction to the concrete and conceptual aspects of typography as a visual medium. The first half of the semester will deal with the technique requirements of typography (micro typography). The second half will deal with abstract compositional uses for typography (macro typography), integrating hand skills and computer as way to render type. Historical and current forms of alphabetic communications will be explored, along with the relationship to contemporary image-based communication.

3
ART327

Printmaking Studio

This course is an explorartion of the expressive possibilities of graphic media. Historical methods of printmaking are introduced. Additional Fee(s): Applied are fee.

3
ART328

The Carnegie International

This course will analyze contemporary art of the past 4-5 years as organized by the curators of the Carnegie International. It will examine the history of the International and other exhibitions of this type, the globalized art market, and current media techniques and broader concerns of visual artists working today.

3
ART350

Intermediate Digital Video Production

Students will utilize the nonlinear editing software program Final Cut Pro to examine methods of production and related theories involved in achieving stucture in fild and video. By conceptually dissecting and practically applying techniques such as splicing, transitional effects, and other editing processes, students will render sophisticated projects which are conscious of how the edit stuctures film and by doing so becomes another creative and technical layer for study. Cross-listed as FLM 350.

3
ART353

Print Design

This course combines technical training in digital imaging with exercises in creative print-media based design and critical thinking. Students learn conceptual and technical differences between analog and digital imaging and work with a range of digital tools, including QuarkXpress, AdobeInDesign, and Photoshop. Conceptual and content discourses will be developed through contemporary issues and the design of relevant documents. Cross-listed as COM 353. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART358

Photography IV: Studio and Lighting Techniques

Building upon skills learned in previous Photography classes, this foundation course introduces lighting principles in the studio and on location. Assignments include still life and studio and location portraiture. Basic view camera techniques and hand held light meters are introduced. Course focuses on the use of Black-and-White output. Fine art and commercial applications are equally emphasized.

3
ART365

Visual Communication

This course introduces students to the process of developing a Visual Communication system with a special focus on non profit branding. An understanding of branding strategies are researched, explored and implemented to help serve the needs of growing community-based non-profits. Visual Identities are created for existing small non-profits to address their needs as well as strengthen their position in the marketplace and community.

3
ART366

American Art: Colonial to 1900

This course examines the major movements, artists, and cultural issues of American painting, sculpture, and photography from its beginnings to 1900. Special attention is given to works that address definitions of American "identity" and cultural interaction and conflict between races.

3
ART368

Museum Education and the Visual Arts

This course traces the development of the American art museum's educational mission from the early nineteenth century to the present. A range of programming types, including docent touring, computer-based learning, museum-school partnerships, and hands-on experiences are observed and analyzed. Students will also design programs for exhibitions in the Chatham Univesity Art Gallery.

3
ART372

Curating African Art and Artifacts

This course explores the rich diversity of art across sub-Sahara Africa from the Paleolithic era to today. It focuses on cultures from West Africa, Central Africa, and East Africa to complement the holdings of the College's outstanding Olkes Collection of African Art, which includes more than 600 objects. Class lecture, discussion, and student projects utilize works from the collection, including masks, wood sculpture, beadwork, and metalwork.

3
ART378

Curating the Visual Arts

This course explores the roles and duties of the art museum curator. Topics addressed include collection care and management, exhibition planning and design, object handling, and exhibition critiques. Curators from local museums will serve as guest speakers. Students will collaboratively curate at least one exhibition.

3
ART388

Landscape Photography

The landscape is fascinating from a natural and contrived point of view. This course explores the art of taking landscape shots digitally with emphasis on composition, focal points, color, light, movement, time of day, framing, and weather conditions. You will explore a range of image capturing from macro flower shots to vast panoramic points of view from urban and rural subject matter. Several new digital image editing processes will be taught using Photoshop. Additional Fee(s): Applied laboratory fee.

3
ART405

Sculpture Studio

This advanced studio course gives the student the opportunity to study a particular process or combination of processes in more depth. Contemporary approaches such as installation and performance art, and environmental and conceptual art are are introduced. Additonal Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART411

Ceramics Studio

This studio course advances the student in all technical aspects of ceramics and explores conceptual, critical approaches both to the medium and to specific contemporary issues. Additonal Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART415

Painting Studio

This advanced course in painting gives the student a broad understanding of technical issues in the context of contemporary conceptual and critical approaches to the medium. Students will have an opportunity to work on independent projects. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART417

Drawing Studio

This advanced studio course continues figure studies from the model, as well as landscape drawing and architectural drawing. Conceptual and critical approaches to the medium are emphasized.. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
ART420

Material Studies Studio

Students continue to develop their understanding of three-dimensional materials and processes, their history and practice, and associated conceptual vocabularies in this studio. The course aims to challenge students with ceramic and/or sculptural skills in order to move beyond technique, and reconsider material and process from a variety of perspectives. Studio and research assignments will examine technical and conceptual concerns - prompting students to articulate and contextualize their artistic practice.

3
ART427

Printmaking Studio

This course is an exploration of the expressive possibilities of graphic media. Historical methods of printmaking are introduced.

3
ART450

Advanced Digital Video Production Studio

This studio course is an intensive laboratory that looks at advanced methods of digital video production, including highly developed lighting practices, audio recording and mixing, nonlinear editing, and digital effects. Students will also experiment with various ways in which to prepare video for web streaming or embedding compressed video in multimedia applications. This course includes regularly scheduled screenings of significant experimental video and multimedia projects - continuing to engage students in conversations of aesthetic, structural, and critical concern. Cross-listed as FLM 450.

3
ART481

Event Photography

This practicum is for student's photographing (stills) and digital video for selected Chatham College events along with candid shots of students for college publications, the Communique, PR, and Chatham web pages with name credits on all published work. Earned credits will require the following: 1 credit must cover 2 events. All include lab work. Cross-listed with Com 481. Additional Fee(s): Lab Fee

1
ART483

Event Photography

This practicum is for student's photographing (stills) and digital video for selected Chatham College events along with candid shots of students for college publications, the Communique, PR, and Chatham web pages with name credits on all published work. Earned credits will require the following: 3 credits must cover 5 events. All include lab work. Cross-listed with Com 483. Additional Fee(s): Lab Fee.

3
ART490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
ART493

Independent Study

This course develops graphic literacy as a language and philosophy for observation, analysis, expression, and presentation of interior architecture. Students are introduced to a number of techniques and methods of drawing used by interior designers, including freehand drawing, use of colored pencils, markers, and mechanical drafting through various exercises. An understanding is developed of architectural scale, plans, elevations, and sections. Additional work is spent on values, colors, palettes, and shadowing techniques that culminate in a final project. Cross-listed as IAR 510.

3
ART498

Tutorial: Art

4
ART499

Tutorial: Art

4
ATH500

Prevention and Care of Emergency Medical Conditions

This course will teach athletic training students recognition, evaluation, and treatment of emergent medical conditiions. This will include basic skills required for injury prevention, treatment and recovery as it relates to physically active populations.

3
ATH501

Therapeutic Modalities

This course educates and expands on theories and application of therapeutic modalities utilized in athletic training. Focus includes clinical decision making and evidence based utilization of modalities in pain modulation and treatment of acute and chronic conditions.

4
ATH502

Introduction to Professional Practice

This course will introduce athletic training students to various aspects of profesiional practice as it relates to athletic training including historical aspects of the profession, ethics, documentation and collaboration with other healthcare professions to optimize patient outcomes.

2
ATH503

Orthopedic and Neurologic Assessment I

This course teaches athletic training students a systematic evaluative process including techniques involved in the assessment of orthopedic and neurological conditions of the lower extremity, pelvis, and lumbar spine.

4
ATH504

Orthopedic and Neurologic Assessment II

This course teaches athletic training students a systematic evaluative process including techniques involved in the assessment of orthopedic and neurological conditions of the upper extremity, torso, head, thoracic, and cervical spine.

4
ATH505

Medical Management of an Athletic Population

This course teaches recognition, evaluation, management, and treatment of non-orthopedic medical conditions that affect physically active populations.

3
ATH506

Therapeutic Interventions I

Theories, concepts and psychomotor skills in the appropriate application and utilitzation of therapeutic exercise in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries.

4
ATH507

Therapeutic Interventions II

Students acquire a scientific and physiological rationale, selection criteria, indications and contraindications of exercise, and return to activity guidelines. Techniques and skills provided in both classroom and lab experiences will address range of motion, strengthening, proprioception, cardiovascular fitness, joint-specific and sport specific protocols.

4
ATH508

Pharmacology in Athletic Training

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of drugs commonly used to treat patients seen by persons working in health science professions. Medical reasons for drug treatment, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of various medications, and adverse effects are presented. Specifically emphasized are drugs affecting the muskuloskeletal, cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, and gastrointestinal systems.

2
ATH509

Research Seminar I

This course will introduce the fundamentals of research design and interpretation, including basic statistical analysis. Students will identify, locate and appraise current literature related to athletic training and determine how it applies to clinical practice.

1
ATH510

Research Seminar II

This course will introduce the fundamentals of qualitative research design and other topics including disablement models, clinical prediction rules, patient oriented outcomes. Students will gain an understanding of qualitative research and its applicability in the Athletic Training profession.

1
ATH511

Research Seminar III

This course will promote student analysis and summary of quantitative research as it relates to athletic training. Students will develop a research question, search literature, summarize and make evidence based clinical recommendations stemming from their research.

1
ATH512

Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I

This course is designed to allow students to review and demonstrate lower extremity and lumbar spine injury evaluations, foundational athletic training skills, modality implementation and emergency management techniques through the completion of a 12-week clinical education experience of approximately 240 clinical hours.

3
ATH513

Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II

This course is designed to allow students to develop clinical proficiency in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of upper extremity dysfunction, demonstrate therapeutic exercise and modality applications through the completion of a 15-week clinical education experience of approximately 240 hours.

3
ATH514

Clinical Experience in Athletic Training III

This course is designed expose students to common non-orthopedic medical conditions present in physically active patients across the lifespan. Students will complete experiences collaborating with other health care providers in local primary or urgent care clinics through the completion of an 8- week clinical education experience approximately 160 hours.

2
ATH515

Clinical Experience in Athletic Training IV

This course is designed develop and enhance the practical skills and knowledge necessary for clinical practice, develop student clinical proficiency in all areas of the athletic training profession and facilitate increasing levels of autonomous practice through completion of a student selected 10-week fully immersive clinical education experience approximately 320 hours.

4
ATH516

Clinical Experience in Athletic Training V

This course is designed to develop and enhance the practical skills and knowledge necessary for clinical practice, develop student clinical proficiency in all areas of the athletic training profession and facilitate increasing levels of autonomous practice through completion of a student selected 10-week immersive clinical education experience approximately 240 hours.

3
ATH517

Administration and Management

This course will address administration responsibilities, policies, and procedures as they relate to the athletic training profession. Foucs will be placed on legal and ethical practices, budget, record keeping, facility design and budget as well as job seeking, and interview skills.

3
ATH518

Optimizing Athletic Performance

This course explores the concepts of assessing, designing, and implementing specialized performance programs to address the health and performance goals of the athletes. The primary focus is on movement instruction, nutrition, energy systems, program design and concepts of strength and conditioning.

3
ATH519

Advanced Topics in Athletic Training

This course provides students the opportunity to examine advanced issues that shape the athletic training profession through practical application and professional development. Emphasis is placed on surgical techniques, radiological concepts and interpretation, laboratory reports, interpreting imaging, and lifespan issues and advanced treatment procedures used in diverse settings.

3
ATH520

Certification Preparation Course

This course is designed to prepare students for the Board of Certification Examination and for becoming licensed to practice as an athletic trainer. Through the use of self-assessments, students will identify areas of strengths and weaknesses, create tailored study plans, and complete practice examinations.

1
ATH521

Advanced Sports Nutrition

This course discusses scientifically founded sports nutrition including macro nutrients, energy expenditure in sport and exercise, dietary requirements pre-activity, during and post activity, ergogenic aids and nutritional supplements in a variety of active populations. Various diets and their implications/impact on the body will also be discussed.

3
ATH522

Healthcare Delivery

This course will discuss the historic development, organization and characteristics of health care delivery systems, payment and reimbursement systems, accrediting agencies applicable to athletic training, organizational patterns of health care facilities, medical staff organization and bylaws; and the athletic training profession from its initiation to the present and future.

3
BIO 135

Applied Human Biology

4
BIO114

Basic Nutrition

This course is an overview of scientific principles of nutrition and their application to humans throughout the life cycle. It is designed for students who need a broad coverage of nutrition and have little or no background in science. Enrollment in a school of nursing is required.

3
BIO115

Basic Microbiology with Lab

This course is designed for students who need a broad coverage of microbiology and have little or no background in biology or chemistry. It includes a study of microscopic organisms and their relation to health and disease. There is a special emphasis on disinfection, sterilization, immunology, and microbiological aspects of infectious disease. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. Enrollment in a school of nursing is required.

4
BIO116

Basic Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab

This is the first of two courses designed for students who need a broad coverage of anatomy and physiology and have little or no background in science. It includes a study of the structure and function of human cells, tissue, organs, and systems. Clinical applications of anatomy and physiology will also be considered. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. Enrollment in a school of nursing is required.

4
BIO117

Basic Anatomy and Physiology II with lab

This is the second of two courses designed for students who need a broad coverage of anatomy and physiology and have little or no background in science. It includes a study of the structure and function of human cells, tissue, organs, and systems. Clinical applications of anatomy and physiology will also be considered. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week.

4
BIO118

Environmental Health Issues

This course addresses the connection between health and the environment. Topics include; the areas of environmental epidemiology, toxicology, and policy, agents of environmental disease, and water, air, and soil quality. The work of scientists and public health specialists to discover, assess, and reduce exposure and risk to environment health problems are also explored. Case studies are used to provide context and background for the environmental health issues past and present.

3
BIO119

Medical Terminology

This course is designed for students who need a broad coverage of medical terminology and who have little or no background. It includes studies of etymology and human anatomy. There is a special emphasis on clinical applications. Three hours of lecture including media presentations per week.

3
BIO123

Nutrition

An introduction to nutrients, their composition, functions, and sources. Human physiology, including digestion, metabolism, and excretion, is covered, along with special nutritional needs throughout the life cycle. Integrated with this basic information are special topics pertaining to diets, organic foods, preservatives, pesticides, world hunger, and other current concerns.

3
BIO131

Human Genetics

This course is designed to help students understand issues in genetic research and biotechnology. Topics include Mendelian genetics, DNA structure and testing, pedigrees, birth defects, cancer, and the creation of transgenic plants and animals. Three hours of lecture per week.

3
BIO131L

Human Genetics Laboratory

Laboratory course emphasizing human genetics. Experiments wil correlate with and enhance the lecture in BIO131. Two hours of laborary per week. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

1
BIO135

Applied Human Biology

This course is designed to introduce non-science majors to major aspects of human biology. The course will be taught as a series of modules covering the basic biology of various human systems followed by applications that are appropriate to the needs of students.

3
BIO135L

Applied Human Biology Lab

Laboratory course emphasizing aspects of human biology. Experiments will correlate with and enhance lectures in BIO 135. Three hours per week. Corequisite or Prequisite: BIO 135

1
BIO143

The Cell

This course is designed to provide a broad overview of current biological concepts, including cell structure, function, division, and basic genetics. Biologically important molecules also are presented. This course serves as the foundation for all upper-level biology courses. Three hours of class

3
BIO143L

Lab: The Cell

Experiments to complement the material presented in BIO143. Two hours of laboratory per week. Corequisite or Prerequiisite: BIO143. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

1
BIO144

The Organism

This course provides a general survey of animals and plants at the organismic level, with emphasis on their evolution and various physiological processes such as respiration, circulation, digestion, and reproduction. This course serves as the foundation for all upper-level biology courses. Three hours of class.

3
BIO144L

Lab: The Organism

Experiments to complement the material presented in BIO144. Two hours of laboratory per week. Corequisite: BIO144. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fees.

1
BIO201

Anatomy

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of anatomy. Lectures emphasize the human body and clinical applications of anatomy. They focus on anatomical terminology, gross structures, body movements, forming a three-dimensional mental image of body parts, and functional understanding of normal structures. Three hours of class per week.

3
BIO201L

Lab: Anatomy

Laboratory experiments emphasizing comparative anatomy between humans and other animals. Three hours of laboratory per week. Corequisite: BIO201. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fees.

2
BIO205

Human Cadaver Dissection

Students in this course will dissect a human subject, learning techniques with scalpels and scissors to separate and prepare the gross anatomy for study. This is an experiential lab course with teaching by example and supervision. A core part of this experience is learning professionalism in dealing with subjects, as well as lab safety and human remain protocols.

3
BIO205PLA

Human Cadaver Dissection: Prior Learning

3
BIO209

Basic Neuroscience

This course is designed for wide appeal. It is an introduction to structure and function of the brain and spinal cord, and how nerves function and communicate. The basics of movement, sensation, language, emotion, and consciousness are discussed. Emphasis is placed on contrasting normal function with altered function in diseases. Three hours lecture per week.

3
BIO209LW

Basic Neuroscience Lab

Experiments and skills to compliment the material presented in BIO209. The lab course focuses on experimental procedures, scientific analysis and scientific writing. Three hours of laboratory per week. Laboratory Fee. Corequisite: BIO 209.

2
BIO213

Special Topics: Women's Health Issues

3
BIO221

General Microbiology

The study of fundamental characteristics of bacteria and related microorganisms, including taxonomy, physiology, and distribution. Three class meetings per week.

3
BIO221L

Lab: General Microbiology

Experiments to complement the material in BIO221. Four hours of laboratory per week. Corequisite: BIO221. Addtional Fee(s): Laboratory fees.

2
BIO221LW

Lab: General Microbiology

Experiments to complement the material in BIO221. Four hours of laboratory per week. Addtional Fee(s): Laboratory fees.

2
BIO224

Botany

An introduction to the structure and function of plants. Topics include the evolutionary rise of green plants, plant life cycles and development, plant physiology, plant ecology, and the morphology and taxonomy of vascular plants. The importance of plants fro humans is discussed, including their use for food and medicine. Three hours of lecture per week.

3
BIO224L

Lab: Botany

Experiments to complement the material presented in BIO224. Four hours of laboratory or flield experience per week. Corequisite: BIO224. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fees.

2
BIO226

Toxicology

An introduction to toxic substances, their classification, entry into living systems, modes of action, and fate. Various living systems are considered, from the subcellular to the ecosystem level. Three hours of lecture per week.

3
BIO231

Cell and Molecular Biology

A lecture course covering the organelles and activities of cells. Topics include the structure of proteins and other biomolecules, bioenergetics and enzymes, membranes, the mitochondrion, the chloroplast, the endo-membrane system, the cytoskeleton, and the nucleus and cellular reproduction.

3
BIO248

Ecology

A study of the interrelation between organisms and their environment. Three hours of lecture per week.

3
BIO248LW

Lab: Ecology

Experiments to complement the material presented in BIO248. Four hours of laboratory or field experience per week. Corequisite: BIO248. Additional Fee (s): Laboratory fee.

2
BIO255

Biomedical Ethics

This course examines moral dilemmas created or intensified by recent advances in medical technology. Examples of topics include euthanasia and the right to die, abortion, behavior modification, allocation of scarce medical resources, in vitro fertilization, genetic screening and engineering, and human experimentation.

3
BIO302

Physiology

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of physiology. The lectures will emphasize chemical principles, cellular biological principles, and a survey of the nervous, endocrine, immune, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, excretory, respiratory, and digestive systems. The laboratory will emphasize comparative physiology between humans and other animals. Three hours of class per week.

3
BIO302L

Physiology Lab

Laboratory experiments emphasizing comparative physiology between human and other animals. Three hours of laboratory per week. Corequisite: BIO302. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fees.

2
BIO303

Applied and Environmental Microbiology

This course will focus on the importance of microorganisms in environmental and industrial processes, and the role of scientific research in finding solutions to applied problems. Areas that will be covered include basic microbiology, soil and water microbiology, agricultural and food microbiology, and public health microbiology.

3
BIO408

Developmental Biology

A study of the embryonic and post-embryonic development of animals, with special emphasis on humans. The morphogenesis, growth and mechanisms of differentiation are stressed. Other topics include cancer, regeneration, cloning, hormones as mediators of development, and developmental genetics.

3
BIO417

Genetics

This study of the modern concepts of the gene stresses theory and experimental evidence relating to the structure of the gene, heritability of characteristics, and the behavior of genes in populations. Three hours of lecture per week.

3
BIO418

Chemical Analysis Laboratory

This laboratory teaches the proper design, implementation and analysis of modern techniques in instrumental chemistry, encompassing spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and separation science. In addition, several inorganic compounds are synthesized and characterized. Student-originated research projects are used extensively throughout this course. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

3
BIO419

Immunology

This course covers fundamental principles of immunology with emphasis on molecular and cellular immunology, including antigen and antibody structure and function, effector mechanisms, complement, major histocompatibility compleses, and the cellular basis for the immune response. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisitie(s): BIO221 or BIO302

3
BIO438

Biochemistry I

This course covers the structure and functions of proteins, polynucleic acids, and biological membranes. Enzymes and kinetics are taught. Metabolic pathways, with emphasis on the thermodynamics of the equilibria and the storage and usage of energy, are covered.

3
BIO439

Biochemistry II

Metabolism is studied with an emphasis on anabolic pathways and special pathways such as cytochrome P450. Other topics include molecular genetics and protein synthesis, hormones and receptors, and immunology. Cross-listed as CHM339.

3
BIO440L

Macromolecule Laboratory

An advanced laboratory course for junior and senior science majors who wish to gain theoretical and practical experience with the techniques and equipment commonly used in the fields of cellular biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry. Topics include PCR, electrophoresis, enzyme kinetics, aseptic cell and tissue culture, cell surafce receptors, and molecular modeling. Five-hour laboratory with one-hour pre-lab lecture each week. Cross-listed as CHM340.

2
BIO440LW

Macromolecule Laboratory

An advanced laboratory course for junior and senior science majors who wish to gain theoretical and practical experience with the techniques and equipment commonly used in the fields of cellular biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry. Topics include PCR, electrophoresis, enzyme kinetics, aseptic cell and tissue culture, cell surafce receptors, and molecular modeling. Five-hour laboratory with one-hour pre-lab lecture each week. Cross-listed as CHM340. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

2
BIO455

Biomedical Ethics

This course examines moral dilemmas created or intensified by recent advances in medical technology. Examples of topics include euthanasia and the right to die, abortion, behavior modification, allocation of scarce medical resources, in vitro fertilization, genetic screening and engineering, and human experimentation. Three hours of lecture per week.

3
BIO458

Histology

A microscopic analysis of human and animal tissue and organ function at the cellular level. Material comes from text book, lecture, images and animations in addition to practical application and identification of histological specimens. Recommended for students planning to apply to professional schools of medicine, veterinary medicine, or dentistry.

3
BIO461

Aquatic Entomology

Aquatic environments harbor a vast number of insect species that are widely used as biological indicators of environmental health. This course introduces the physiological, ecological, and biomonitoring attributes of aquatic insects and emphasizes taxonomic identification. Preparation for a formal identification certification test from the Society for Freshwater Science is optional.

3
BIO481W

Ecology and Environmental Journal Club

Presentations and discussions of important research papers from the current literature. One class meeting per week. Co-requisite: BIO 498 or 499 or CHM 498 or 499 or permission of instructor.

2
BIO484

Plant Physiology

This course is an introduction to the physiology and biochemistry of plants. Lectures and laboratory exercises cover plant cells, enzymes, transport of water and nutrients, metabolism, defenses against pathogens, gene expression, hormones, and responses to environmental stimuli. Three lectures per week.

3
BIO484L

Lab: Plant Physiology

Experiements to complement the material presented in BIO384. Four hours of laboratory per week. Corequisite: BIO484. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fees.

2
BIO490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
BIO491

Independent Study

1
BIO492

Independent Study

2
BIO493

Independent Study

3
BIO494

Independent Study

4
BIO498

Tutorial: Biology

4
BIO499

Tutorial: Biology

4
BIO502

Human Gross Anatomy

An in-depth study of gross human anatomic structure, emphasizing the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems through study of head and neck, body wall, and upper and lower extremity structures. Clinical correlates examine normal movement and pathological processes. Four hours of class and three hours of laboratory per week.

6
BIO502L

Lab: Human Gross Anatomy

0
BIO503

Human Anatomy

This course provides a basic understanding of human anatomy, with an emphasis on the osteology and muscles of the upper and lower limbs, including the back. It uses a combination of systems-based and region-specific instruction. Lectures are complimented by laboratory exercises based upon the A.D.A.M. computer program. Three hours of class and two hours of laboratory per week.

3
BIO503L

Laboratory: Human Anatomy

1
BIO504

Human Physiology

An in-depth study of the mechanisms of human body function, emphasizing cells, genetic control of protein synthesis, transport across membranes, contraction and excitation of muscles, the physiology of cardiac muscle, and rhythmical excitation of the normal heart.

3
BIO506

Principles of Neuroscience

A study of the structure and function of the human central and peripheral nervous system, including vascular components and special senses. The course emphasizes nervous system control of movement. Three hours of class per week.

3
BIO506L

Lab: Principles of Neuroscience

Laboratory experience includes the human nervous system material, brain sections, and anatomical models. Two hours of Laboratory per week.

1
BIO508

Developmental Biology

A study of the embryonic and post-embryonic development of animals, with special emphasis on humans. The morphogenesis, growth and mechanisms of differentiation are stressed. Other topics include cancer, regeneration, cloning, hormones as mediators of development, and developmental genetics.

3
BIO509

Fundamentals of Neuroscience

This course is designed toe xamine the fundamental aspects of nervous system function, emphasizing the bases of excitability, synaptic transmission and neurontarget interactions. BIO509 introduces students to the basics of integrative neural function, including sensory, motor, learning, memory, and limbic systems. Three hours of lecture per week.

3
BIO509L

Fundamentals of Neuroscience Lab

Laboratory exercises to compliment lectures in BIO509, including study of human nervous system material, brain sections, and anatomical models. Two hours of Laboratory per week.

1
BIO512

Advanced Human Gross Anatomy

An in-depth study of both regional gross human anatomic structures & cellular level tissue. The course is clinically oriented with emphasis on the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, gastrointestinal, cardiopulmonary, urinary & reproductive systems. Regional study of the head/neck, trunk, and upper/lower extremities, is accomplished through human cadaver dissection.

3
BIO512L

Advanced Human Gross Anatomy Lab

The laboratory compliment to BIO512, this course uses human cadavers to facilitate a deeper appreciation for regional gross human anatomic structures. The course is clinically oriented with emphasis on the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, gastrointestinal, cardiopulmonary, urinary and reproductive systems, via regional study of the head/neck, trunk, and upper/lower extremities.

2
BIO513

Integrated Seminar in Applied and Environmental Microbiology

This course will provide a forum for interdisciplinary learning and discussion in the core areas of applied and environmental microbiology. Students will analyze case studies based on real-world issues, use evidence-based practice to devise solutions to applied problems, and develop communication skills to convey disciplinary knowledge to different audiences.

3
BIO514

Advanced Human Physiology

An in-depth study of the mechanisms of human body function, emphasizing cells, genetic control of protein synthesis, transport across membranes, contraction and excitation of muscles, the physiology of cardiac muscle, and rhythmical excitation of the normal heart.

3
BIO516

Advanced Neuroscience

A study of the structure and function of the human central and peripheral nervous system, including vascular components and special senses. The course emphasizes nervous system control of movement. Three hours of class per week.

3
BIO516L

Advanced Neuroscience Lab

This lab complements the lectures in BIO516, using hands-on laboratory and data collection exercises. It examines nervous system function, emphasizing excitability, synaptic transmission and neuron-target interactions. It also includes a study of integrative neural function in sensory, motor, learning, memory and limbic systems. Two hours of laboratory per week.

2
BIO517

Genetics

A study of the modern concepts of the gene. Lectures stress theory and experimental evidence relating to the structure of the gene, heritability of characteristics, and the behavior of genes in populations.

3
BIO518

Chemical Analysis Laboratory

This laboratory teaches the proper design, implementation and analysis of modern techniques in instrumental chemistry, encompassing spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and separation science. In addition, several inorganic compounds are synthesized and characterized. Student-originated research projects are used extensively throughout this course. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

3
BIO519

Immunology

This course covers fundamental principles of immunology with emphasis on molecular and cellular immunology, including antigen and antibody structure and function, effector mechanisms, complement, major histocompatibility complexes, and the cellular basis for the immune response. Three hours of lecture per week.

3
BIO532

Biostatistics

The study and application of biostatistics and probability distributions in biology, for students who already have a working knowledge of statistics and want to understand the place and application of biostatistical methods in science. Topics include hypothesis testing, analysis of variance for one and many variables, and linear and nonlinear regression.Three hours of class per week.

3
BIO538

Biochemistry I

This course offers the structure and function of proteins, polynucleic acids, and biological membranes. Enzymes and kinetics are also taught. Metabolic pathways, with emphasis on the thermodynamics of the equilibria and the storage and usage of energy are also discussed.

3
BIO539

Biochemistry II

This course offers the structure and function of proteins, polynucleic acids, and biological membranes. Enzymes and kinetics are also taught. Metabolic pathways, with emphasis on the thermodynamics of the equilibria and the storage and usage of energy are also discussed.

3
BIO540L

Macromolecule Laboratory

An advanced laboratory course for junior or senior science majors who wish to gain theoretical and practical experience with the techniques and equipment commonly used in the fields of cellular biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry. Topics include PCR, electrophoresis, enzyme kinetics, aseptic cell and tissue culture, cell surface receptors, and molecular modeling. Five-hour laboratory with one-hour pre-lab lecture each week.

2
BIO552

Computational Drug Design

Study of computational techniques of importance in contemporary drug design. Topics include molecular docking, ligand binding free energy calculations, de novo drug design, pharmacophore elucidation, quantitative structure-activity relations, and combinatorial library design. Cross-listed as BIO 452 and CHM 452.

3
BIO553

Special Topics in Biology

Lectures and/or laboratories in selected areas of contemporary biology, with a focus of recent research.

3
BIO555

Medical and Bio-ethics

This course will discuss selected topics in medical ethics emphasizing methods of ethical reasoning about moral dilemmas and contributions of philosophical theories and principles to practical problems of medicine. Includes legal aspects of health care decisions.

3
BIO558

Histology

A microscopic analysis of human and animal tissue and organ function at the cellular level. Material comes from textbook, lecture, images and animations in addition to practical application and identification of histological specimens. Recommended for students planning to apply to professional schools of medicine, veterniary medicine, or dentistry.

3
BIO561

Pharmacology

This course covers the general principles of drug action, including administration, distribution, mechanism, and excretion. Emphasis will be placed on key pharmacological concepts, basic signal transduction pathways and molecular mechanisms. Pharmacology of the nervous, cardiovascular, and endocrine systems as well as the mechanisms of various antimicrobial agents will be considered.

3
BIO623

Methods of Biological Research

Study of experimental design in biology, including hypothesis formulation, literature review and bibliography selection, experimental methods, budgeting, setting timetables, and consideration of legal and ethical issues. Students will prepare and defend a proposal for their thesis work. Three hours of class per week.

2
BIO637

Internship

1
BIO638

Internship

2
BIO639

Internship

3
BIO691

Independent Study

1
BIO692

Independent Study

2
BIO693

Independent Study

3
BIO698

Biology Thesis I

Research in an area of biology. This is the first of two courses that result in a thesis approved by a committee of three faculty members.

3
BIO699

Biology Thesis II

Research in an area of biology. This is the second of two courses that result in a thesis approved by a committee of three faculty members.

3
BIO800

Graduate Continuing Credit

1
BUS105

Foundations of Business

The course combines the theory and practice of business and fosters analytical thinking. Students build a foundation for learning by gaining an understanding of business organizations, their structure and functions, the global setting in which they compete, environmental components and the challenges of an increasingly dynamic, complex work environment.

3
BUS110

Business Statistics

This course introduces essential research tools in business. Topics include descriptive statistics of central tendency and variability and hypotheses testing statistical analysis using correlation, analysis of variance, and regression. Problems use applications from business cases, marketing research, and economic policy.

3
BUS138

Eden Hall Experiences - Ecosystems: Food to Fun

This experiential class uses the Eden Hall Campus and surrounding environment to give students a hands-on understanding of their relationship and dependence on ecosystem services. The class looks at examples of the four ecosystem services - provisioning, regulating, supporting and cultural.

1
BUS145

Sustainability in Action

This course combines classroom instruction with real-world application. Students are familiarized with the latest science concerning environmental degradation, sources of adverse environmental impact and opportunities for making improvements. We will review current theory and practical methods for increasing targeted pro-enviromental behaviors (PEB) given the scope of individual, organization, and community-level conditions that may be present.

3
BUS171

Information Systems and Operations

This course explores basic concepts of communication networks (e.g., the Internet), hardware, software, databases, and systems. Students apply information systems to decision making, communication, collaboration and coordination in the operations of contemporary organizations. Students gain skills in word processing, presentation software, data visualization, spreadsheets, and relational databases.

3
BUS213

Special Topics: Sustainability in Action

3
BUS217

Introduction to Project Management

This course covers concepts and techniques of Project Management (PM), given the triple constraint of limited cost, time, and project scope. Students acquire knowledge of generally accepted tools and become familiar with techniques for achieveing project success. The coursework prepares the student for the Certified Associated Project Manager (CAPM) examination.

2
BUS230

Organizational Behavior

This course teaches students to understand, explain, and improve human behavior in organizations. Most organizations focus efforts on improving job performance and organizational commitment. The purpose of this course is to provide a theoretical foundation and realistic understanding of how human behavior influences the effectiveness of the modern corporation.

3
BUS230W

Organizational Behavior

Organizational behavior is a field of study that seeks to understand, explain, and improve human behavior in organizations. Most organizations focus their efforts on improving job performance and organizational commitment. The purpose of this course is to provide a theoretical foundation and realistic understanding of how human behavior influences the effectiveness of the modern corporation.

3
BUS240

International Business

This course provides the background on the relationships among multinational corporations, international financial markets, and government agencies. Multinational corporations’ strategic formulations of product policy research and development, production, and supply systems, as well as financing of international operations, are examined. This course fulfills a global general education mission requirement.

3
BUS243

Principles of Marketing

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of marketing strategy and management. Basic marketing concepts such as strategic segmentation, targeting, positioning, product design, pricing, promotions and distribution are covered. Environmental sustainability is analyzed from the consumer perspective.

3
BUS243W

Principles of Marketing

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of marketing strategy and management. Basic marketing concepts such as strategic segmentation, targeting, positioning, product design, pricing, promotions and distribution are covered. Environmental sustainability is analyzed from the consumer perspective.

3
BUS244

Consumer Behavior

The course reviews and evaluates the major theories of consumer behavior from the economics, behavioral sciences, and marketing literatures. The use of consumer research data for marketing decisions is emphasized. Topics include market segmentation, theories of brand choice, family decision making, life cycle theories, and the diffusion of innovations.

3
BUS257

Business Law and Business Ethics

This course introduces students to the introductory concepts of business law including employment law, social and environmental responsibility of corporations, and international business law. It also emphasizes frameworks for conducting ethical analysis and the analysis of ethical dilemmas.

3
BUS272

Principles of Finance

This course enables students to apply fundamental ideas of financial economics to problems in corporate finance. Participants will gain an overview of valuation principles, learn basic principles of corporate finance from the perspective of a financial manager, and through case studies, analyze important financial decisions made within firms.

3
BUS301

Introduction to Six Sigma

This course introduces students to the concepts, technical tools, and skills essential for problem solving and decision making using Six Sigma methodologies. The course is delivered in six modules (Overview, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) supplemented by a collaborative laboratory session for students to apply the concepts learned.

1
BUS310W

Business Analytics: Research Methods

This course introduces research methods and tools as the foundations of business analytics. Topics include problem definition, literature review, theory development, research design, sampling theory, construct measurement, data collection, data analysis, reporting results, interpreting findings, and developing actionable recommendations.

3
BUS312

Marketing Research

Business leaders at all levels need to be intelligent designers and consumers of marketing research. The essential aspects of qualitative and quantitative marketing research design and execution are addressed with assigned readings, class discussions, homework problems, in-class exercises, cases, and a teamled custom research study.

3
BUS317

Systems Analysis and Design 

This course introduces information systems analysis and design for contemporary organizations, with a focus on developing critical skills in communicating with people as users, analyzing processes, translating needs into information systems requirements, and testing of prototype ideas. Topics also include functional, structural, and behavioral modeling, and Unified Modeling Language (UML).

3
BUS350

Advertising and Promotion

This course offers a detailed study of advertising and promotion, including public relations and support media. An integrated marketing communications perspective is emphasized. Advertising and promotion are examined utilizing a range of media outlets, including the internet, television, consumer magazines and professional journals.

3
BUS357

Strategy and Entrepreneurial Ventures

This course illustrates the strategic management framework by taking students through the entrepreneurial process from start-up growth while exploring the personal and professional challenges. The student examines key issues in opportunity recognition, financing models, strategic choices, and sources of competitive advantage at different stages of the firm's development.

3
BUS390

Human Resources Management

This course uses readings and case studies to assess and evaluate alternative approaches in staffing, training and development, organization development, performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, labor relations, and collective bargaining. The emphasis of the course is to help students understand these elements of human resources management within an integrated systems approach.

3
BUS395W

Leadership and Management

This course builds students’ ability to identify challenges facing managers in 21st century organizations. The course covers theories and applications of leadership in the changing environment of today’s world. Students learn organizational skills, presentation skills, and critical thinking skills. Writing skills are emphasized.

3
BUS413

Logistics and Operations 

This course introduces students to technical tools and skills essential for problem solving and decision-making in logistics and operations management. Topics may include inventory optimization, network planning, demand forecasting, transportation planning, and productions planning. Mastery of quantitative methods using spreadsheet modeling is required for all students.

3
BUS415

Strategic Management

This course presents a detailed exploration of the importance of strategy for providing businesses with a "competitive advantage." Through the analysis of case studies students gain a critical understanding of different business strategies, the different processes of business strategy development, and of strategy implementation. Students also examine the contextual conditions affecting strategy development and strategy successes and failures.

3
BUS416

Computer Networking & Telecommunication 

This course introduces students to the foundational network technologies for data encoding and transmission. Topics may include telephone network and internet architecture, communication protocols (e.g., HTTP, SMTP), transport protocols (e.g., UDP, TCP), and network protocols (IP), TCP/IP, LANs, WANs, circuit vs. packet switching, network security, and multimedia.

3
BUS421

Information and Cybersecurity

This course introduces fundamental issues in information and cybersecurity, with an emphasis on vulnerabilities available to cyber attackers. Students develop conceptual tools for identifying vulnerabilities, assessing threats, analyzing risk, and selecting controls to mitigate risk, and practical skills in implementing security, responding to incidents, and designing systems that prevent cyberattacks.

3
BUS445

Marketing Strategy

This course examines the concepts and processes for gaining competitive advantage in the marketplace. It is designed around a marketing planning approach with an emphasis on strategic analysis and planning. The course takes a hands-on approach toward analyzing markets and market behavior, and matching strategies to changing market conditions.

3
BUS452

Managing Nonprofit Organizations

Through the use of case studies, assignments, and class projects, this course familiarizes students with the distinctiveness of nonprofit organizations and their management. Specific topics include marketing and fund raising, budgeting, personnel management and supervision, strategic planning and implementation, environmental and program evaluation, and managing interorganizational networks.

3
BUS462

Global Procurement

In this course, students examine success factors, ethical challenges, legal issues, and managerial implications of global procurement. Students also develop a deep understanding of the impact of procurement on quality, cost, and efficiency of supply chain management through use of procurement tools, techniques, and methodologies.

3
BUS490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
BUS493

Independent Study

3
BUS496

Digital Marketing

This course explores digital platforms that transform marketing, including the Internet, search engines, online advertising platforms, and digital analytics platforms. Through participation in real or simulated digital marketing projects, the student will critically apply principles of advertising, marketing analytics, and research methods.

3
BUS498

Tutorial: Capstone Research Project

4
BUS499

Tutorial: Capstone Research Project

4
BUS506

Statistic Essentials

This course examines the fundamentals of research and quantitative methodology with emphasis on statistical analysis by business. Topics include statistical measures and distributions, application of probability to statistical inference, experimental design, hypothesis testing, linear correlation, and statistical quality control. Focus is on business applications of statistics using problems and case studies.

2
BUS507

Accounting Essentials

This course is a basic overview of accounting and financial management issues and techniques to provide insight into the financial performance of organizations. The course provides a survey of the preparation, interpretation, analysis, and use of accounting statements and financial information. In addition, managerial accounting issues such as employee performance, efficiency, product rates and customer satisfaction stats will be covered.

2
BUS508

Marketing Essentials

This course will introduce student to marketing concepts relevant in any sector of busines. Topics will include market analysis, product strategy, the marketing mix, and managing the marketing program. Course material will be resented through online dicussion, collaborative activities, assigned readings, and team creation of a comprehensive marketing plan.

2
BUS509

Economics Essentials

The introduction to market analysis examines the major areas of study within microeconomics and macroenconomics and teaches students to apply the basic tools of economic analysis to policy and business decision making. Topics include supply and demand, production functions, cost, market structure, inflation, unemployment and economic growth.

2
BUS511

Health Policy & Advocacy

Analyze and synthesize innovative approaches to issues in health care delivery at all levels. Politics, policy, market forces, and advocacy are used to assess how system approaches affect health care delivery. Transformational leadership for political and policy activism are emphasized, while exploring regional, national, and global health issues and trends.

3
BUS513

Logistics and Operations

This course introduces students to technical tools and skills essential for problem solving and decision-making in logistics and operations management. Topics may include inventory optimization, network planning, demand forecasting, transportation planning, and productions planning. Mastery of quantitative methods using spreadsheet modeling is required for all students.

3
BUS540

Leadership for Change in Healthcare Organizations

Focuses on the needs of health care leaders to take health care delivery into the future through innovative initiatives. Includes: variables impacting health care delivery systems; reimbursement and funding for design change; managing competition; creating the health care delivery system of the future; and managing human and financial resources.

3
BUS550

Innovation and Commercialization

This course focuses on how to successfully commercialize an innovation. Understanding commercialization activities such as pre-product launch planning, market testing, actual product launch, and post-launch follow-up is a major part of the course. The course provides a run-through of the complete cycle from idea to market entry.

3
BUS551

Informatics in Healthcare

This course is designed to assist the student in understanding the various database systems used within a healthcare setting. Key to this course is understanding how healthcare professionals can collect and extract data from database systems to assess the organizations performance and impact on patient outcomes.

3
BUS552

Managing Non-Profit Organizations

Through the use of case studies, assignments, and class projects, this course familiarizes students with the distinctiveness of nonprofit organizations and their management. Specific topics include marketing and fund raising, budgeting, personnel management and supervision, strategic planning and implementation, environmental and program evaluation, and managing interorganizational networks.

3
BUS562

Global Procurement

In this course, students examine success factors, ethical challenges, legal issues, and managerial implications of global procurement. Students also develop a deep understanding of the impact of procurement on quality, cost, and efficiency of supply chain management through use of procurement tools, techniques, and methodologies.

3
BUS570

Global Business

This course introduces students to international business and management by studying cultural influences, government, and business structures in our global economy. Students also learn about trade relations, international finance and legal and labor agreements. Also covered, are topics on information needs, production systems, marketing and promotion, and career planning.

3
BUS571

Business Communication

This course targets key aspects of business communication: persuasive presentation skills, writing skills and listening skills. Students will be more effective in "selling" ideas to others, developing a more effective and adaptable communication strategy, and aligning objectives with those of the audience.

3
BUS572

Global Marketing

2
BUS573

Strategy and Entrepreneurship

The course requires the student to take the Chief Executive Officer's (CEO) perspective and consider strategies to develop resources and capabilities needed to gain and sustain competitive advantage for both established firms and entrepreneurial ventures. Strategic analyses employed in this course critically examine the direction and goals of an organization, the social, political, technological, economic, and global factors in the business environment, industry structure, market dynamics, and firm strengths and weaknesses. The skills to develop and successfully implement strategy in different types of firms across industries are refined through case analyses and simulations, with a particular emphasis on entrepreneurship.

3
BUS574

Corporate Finance

This course deepens an understanding of financial analysis tools and concepts. Students will learn how and when to use the financial-analytical tools required to make effective business and policy decision. Functional areas addressed are assessing financial health, planning financial performance, interpretation of data and recommendations, supply-chain management.

3
BUS574PLA

Corporate Finance - Prior Learning

3
BUS575

Leading Organizations and Projects

The course cultivates the student’s executive leadership potential for organizational development and transformation, with specific applications to the project management environment. Theoretical perspective and case analyses will explore topics of leading one’s self, motivating project teams, change management, and transforming the organization.

3
BUS576

Sustainable Human Capital

Cultivate theoretical understanding and ethical and practical skills for managing human capital. Explore individual, group, and organizational levels of analysis focusing on topics of motivation, communication, group dynamics, decision making, culture, power, and politics. Analyze the effectiveness of tools for talent acquisition and development, such as compensation, feedback, and assessment.

3
BUS577

Information Systems and Analytics

This course explores the strategic management of technology, information, and people from a Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) perspective. The business value and organizational challenges of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, data warehouses, analytics, and Big Data are critically examined through cases and hands-on projects.

3
BUS580

Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility

This course provides an intellectual framework in which to consider the ways society and organizations affect an individual's and corporation's ethical decision making. Students apply ethical decision tools to the numerous moral challenges confronting them in their professional careers. The global context of ethical decision making is examined.

2
BUS582

Foundations of Project Management

This course explores the knowledge areas and project stages from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Students acquire concepts and skills in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing projects. The course examines the management of project integration, scope, time, cost, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement.

3
BUS607

Human Resource Management and Issues of Diversity

In this course the student will develop conceptual, ethical, and practical skills for managing people through the understanding of, and effective use of HR systems including compensation packages, feedback loops, assessment measures etc. In addition, ethical, legal and strategic issues concerning diversity, international HR challenges as well as domestic situations will be examined.

2
BUS608

Economics for Managers

The goal of this course is to provide students with the tools and concepts from managerial economics that practicing managers can and do use. Drawing on issues in both microeconomics and macroeconomics, fundamental principles are applied to business decision-making.

2
BUS609

Business and Sustainability

This course covers basic questions concerning sustainability and the challenges in reconciling free-market capitalism with the need for more sustainable business practices. Among topics covered will be: the need to translate real-world sustainability challenges into future business opportunities, and the economic moral challenges involved with the creation of a sustainable world.

2
BUS610

Statistical Application to Business Efficiency

This course is designed to expose students to the essential concepts and methodologies of business improvement techniques used to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of business operations, increase profitability, eliminate waste, and reduce costs. Quality management principles including continuous process improvement, Six Sigma, and lean manufacturing/service will be introduced.

2
BUS611

Healthcare Quality Measurement

This 3 credit course will address the quality of healthcare in the United States. Key issues relating to quality of care will be analyzed from the perspectives of health care systems, providers, patients and payers. The course will also address the various methods of assessment and quality control for patient care. Students will learn to understand and apply the science of studying and measuring the flow of work in providing patient care. Methods of Quality Control (including QA/QC, Deming and TQM) will be covered in detail. Substantive case analyses will add depth to the course.

3
BUS612

Healthcare Economics and Reimbursement

This course applies microeconomic principles to analyze the drivers of healthcare behavior, the supply and demand for healthcare services, and the impact of insurance on the demand for healthcare services and the role of government in healthcare markets.

2
BUS613

Health Policy and History

This course will provide an introduction to the history, structure and current issues in the United States' health care system. The interrelationships of the major stakeholders in the system, including providers, patients and payors, will be examined in detail. Particular attention will be given to the influence of legislative bodies, lobbyists and regulatory agencies.

2
BUS615

Healthcare Management Capstone

The Capstone project will focus on management issues and challenges confronting actual healthcare institutions or firms. Students will work in teams on a selected consulting project for a healthcare organization client. By the end of the semester, teams will present a project report to their client, instructor(s) and class.

3
BUS618

Economics for Managers

This course teaches how economic tools and techniques can be used to solve business problems. Economics describes why firms do what they do and points to business strategies. The course focuses on economic applications. The course provides an understanding of how economics influences marketing, management, and other business-related decisions.

3
BUS623

Strategic Performance for Executives

This course will cover issues specific to business leaders such as conflict management, negotiation and persuasion, mentoring structures, crisis communication, and organizational change. Other topics will include implicit and explicit attitude toward authority in the workplace; implicit social cognition; attitudes, self-esteem, and stereotypes, etc.

3
BUS624

Multi-Discipline Strategic Management

This experiential course provides students hands-on experience working with local businesses as consultants to create business plans, actualize concepts and strategies, or develop opportunities. By the end of the course, students will have linked the various disciplines of business together into a unified and thorough business strategy and will have helped a local organization solve a real-world business problem.

3
BUS639

Sustainability and Assessment Reporting

An in-depth study of how to measure, track, and report on sustainability issues in a business. Includes a study of how to create effective Social Responsibility reports and the standards currently used to measure sustainability. Teaches students how to monitor and measure sustainability issues from within a business.

3
BUS641

Sustainable Supply Chain Management

This course provides students with an understanding of how supply chain works, how and where along the supply chain sustainability questions should be addressed/considered, and the impacts of those decisions on stakeholders further down the chain. Topics include: packaging, transportation, energy use, and waste.

3
BUS643

International Field Experience

MBA students attain firsthand understanding of the markets and corporate settings of foreign countries through supervised experience, observation, interaction and research/analysis. This course provides that critical knowledge with a ten day study abroad field experience. While not required for graduation, BUS 643 is highly recommended. Additional Fee(s): Travel fee.

3
BUS652

Managerial Accounting

This course examines accounting information that is used in managerial decision making within the organization. Focus is on interpretation of financial statements, cost accounting, financial planning and analysis, the development of internal controls, and constructing budgets.

3
BUS661

Logistics and Operations

3
BUS662

Global Procurement

3
BUS671

Marketing Management

This course takes the Chief Marketing Officer’s (CMO) perspective to explore marketing as a core business practice. Discussions focus on theories and principles for interfacing with customers, competitors, partners, and the external environment. Concepts are applied to planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion, and distribution of goods and services.

3
BUS672

Corporate Finance

This course deepens an understanding of financial analysis tools and concepts. Students will learn how and when to use the financial-analytical tools required to make effective business and policy decision. Functional areas addressed are assessing financial health, planning financial performance, interpretation of data and recommendations, supply-chain management.

3
BUS673

Legal Aspects of Business

This course introduces business law and the legal system in preparation for dealing with legal business issues and attorneys. Topics include civil procedure, torts, strict liability, legal fees and case management, common law contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, partnerships, corporate law, estates and trusts, secured transactions, third-party rights, property, insurance, securities law, and ethics.

3
BUS680

Complex Issues in Project Management

Case studies and simulations engage students in the examination of complex issues in project management, such as control, portfolio management, and rescuing failing projects. The Student will be able to analyze, evaluate, and optimize projects in specific environments and industries.

3
BUS691

Independent Study

1
BUS692

Independent Study

2
BUS698

Strategy and Entrepreneurship

"Develop strategies to gain and sustain competitive advantage. Examine the goals of an organization, the social, political, technological, economic, and global factors in the business environment, industry structure, market dynamics, and firm strengths and weaknesses. Develop and implement strategy across industries, and as an entrepreneur, through case analyses and simulations. "

3
BUS699

Business Consulting Capstone

This course is the culminating experience in the MBA program. Students apply professional-level business consulting skills learned in the MBA program. Business Consulting Capstone student teams solve business problems for businesses and entrepreneurs.

3
BUS800

Graduate Continuing Credit

Graduate Continuing Credit

1
CHM102

Chemistry in Context

One semester lecture course with selected topics in inorganic and organic chemistry. Emphasis is on relevance to biological and environmental issues. Topics include matter, energy, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, reaction chemistry, and radioactivity. Three hours of lecture per week. Not open to majors in biology or chemistry.

3
CHM102L

Chemistry in Context Lab

One semester laboratory course to accompany CHM102 Chemistry in Context. Two hours of lab per week. Not open to majors in biology or chemistry.

1
CHM105

General Chemistry

This class covers the same material as Chemistry 107 below, but is specifically structured for students who have had little or no previous chemistry experience, or who need extra help with algebraic problem solving. Three hours of lecture and one hour of recitation per week. Co-requisite: CHM 109

3
CHM107

Chemistry I

This class begins with a study of atomic structure, then expands to cover chemical naming, patterns of reactivity, thermochemistry, the interaction of light and matter, atomic orbitals, ionic and covalent bonding, and molecular shapes. This class concludes with an introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry. Three hours of lecture per week. Co-requisite: CHM 109

3
CHM108

Chemistry II

The second semester of general chemistry continues exploring the structure, properties, and bonding of atoms and molecules, with emphasis on the physical characteristics of gases, liquids, solids and solutions, chemical equilibria, thermodynamics, and kinetics. Three hours of lecture per week. Corequisite: CHM 110.

3
CHM109L

Chemistry I Laboratory

Introduction to the basic experimental procedures and laboratory techniques in chemistry. Experiments are correlated with the lectures in Chemistry 105 and Chemistry 107. Three hours of laboratory per week. Corequisite: CHM 105 or 107. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

1
CHM110L

Chemistry II Laboratory

Continued introduction to the basic experimental procedures and laboratory techniques in chemistry. Experiments are correlated with lectures in Chemistry 108. Three hours of laboratory per week. Corequisite: CHM 108. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

1
CHM205

Organic Chemistry I

Development of the structural theory of organic compounds. Relationship of structure to reactivity, stereochemistry, types of organic reactive intermediates, and the chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, and aromatic compounds are covered. Three hours of lecture per week. Co-requisite: CHM 215.

3
CHM206

Organic Chemistry II

Discussion of organic functional groups and their chemistry. Spectroscopy, mechanisms, and synthetic type-reactions are included. A discussion of biologically important compounds is covered during the last third of the term.

3
CHM209

Inorganic Chemistry

A descriptive survey of inorganic chemistry, including bonding theories, coordination compounds, electrochemistry, inorganic syntheses, and the chemistry of the transition metals. Three hours of lecture per week.

3
CHM215L

Elementary Organic Laboratory

Basic manipulative skills, including introduction to several chromatographic techniques, are followed by chemistry of alkenes and aromatic compounds. Four hours of laboratory per week. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

2
CHM216L

Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Chemistry of organic functional groups. Identification of unknowns and a multistep synthesis. Four hours of laboratory per week. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

2
CHM311

Physical Chemistry I

Thermodynamic descriptions of chemical systems, emphasizing gases and solutions. Phase transitions and phase equilibria, chemical equilibria, kinetics, and electrochemistry. Three hours of lecture per week.

3
CHM312

Physical Chemistry II

Quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, introduction to symmetry, and introduction to statistical mechanics. Four hour lectures per week.

4
CHM317L

Integrated Chemistry Laboratory

Experiments are selected to illustrate important principles of advanced experimental chemistry and familiarize students with important experimental methods. The course is intended to encourage students to think critically about the reliability of their experimental results in the light of their previous chemistry experience. Five hours of laboratory per week. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

2
CHM317W

Integrated Chemistry Lab

Experiments are selected to illustrate important principles of advanced experimental chemistry and familiarize students with important experimental methods. The course is intended to encourage students to think critically about the reliability of their experimental results in the light of their previous chemistry experience. Five hours of laboratory per week. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

2
CHM318L

Chemical Analysis Laboratory

This laboratory teaches the proper design, implementation and analysis of modern techniques in instrumental chemistry, encompassing spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and separation science. In addition, several inorganic compounds are synthesized and characterized. Student-originated research projects are used extensively throughout this course. Seven hours of laboratory per week. Cross-listed as BIO418. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

3
CHM322

Topics in Analytical Chemistry

This course explores the fundamental chemical principles underlying modern chemical instrumentation. Students learn the advantages and limitations of these instruments, how to select the proper instrumental configuration for a specific experiment, and how to evaluate emerging chemical technologies. Three hours of lecture per week. Corequisite: CHM 318

3
CHM338

Biochemistry I

This course covers the structure and functions of proteins, polynucleic acids, and biological membranes. Enzymes and kinetics are taught. Metabolic pathways, with emphasis on the thermodynamics of the equilibria and the storage and usage of energy, are covered. Three hours of lecture per week.

3
CHM339

Biochemistry II

Metabolism is studied with an emphasis on anabolic pathways and special pathways such as cytochrome P450. Other topics include molecular genetics and protein synthesis, hormones and receptors, and immunology. Three hours of lecture per week. Cross-listed as BIO438

3
CHM340L

Macromolecule Laboratory

An advanced laboratory course for junior and senior science majors who wish to gain theoretical and practical experience with the techniques and equipment commonly used in the fields of cellular biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry. Topics include PCR, electrophoresis, enzyme kinetics, aseptic cell and tissue culture, cell surafce receptors, and molecular modeling. Five-hour laboratory with one-hour pre-lab lecture each week. Cross-listed as BIO. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

2
CHM340LW

Macromolecule Laboratory

An advanced laboratory course for junior and senior science majors who wish to gain theoretical and practical experience with the techniques and equipment commonly used in the fields of cellular biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry. Topics include PCR, electrophoresis, enzyme kinetics, aseptic cell and tissue culture, cell surafce receptors, and molecular modeling. Five-hour laboratory with one-hour pre-lab lecture each week. Cross-listed as BIO 440. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

2
CHM343

Environmental Chemistry

This course is an advanced study of the chemical principles underlying common environmental problems. It aims to deepen the student's knowledge of chemistry and its role in the environment and shows the power of chemistry as a tool to help us comprehend the changing world around us. Cross-listed as ENV 443. Three hour lecture per week.

3
CHM443

Environmental Chemistry

This course is an advanced study of the chemical principles underlying common environmental problems. It aims to deepen the student's knowledge of chemistry and its role in the environment and shows the power of chemistry as a tool to help us comprehend the changing world around us. Three hours of lecture per week. Cross-listed as ENV 443.

3
CHM490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone, undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
CHM491

Independent Study

1
CHM492

Independent Study

2
CHM493

Independent Study

3
CHM498

Tutorial: Chemistry

4
CHM499

Tutorial: Chemistry

4
CHM503

Introduction to Green Chemistry

Green chemistry was defined by Paul Anastas in the 1990s as "the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous compounds." Stated broadly, this course helps students understand the notion of sustainability and how it applies to chemistry. It also explores the history of chemistry, outlines the critical need for green chemistry, and explores the principles that guide its practice.

3
CHM515

Life-Cycle Assessment

Study of objective processes used to evaluate the environmental burdens associated with a product, process, or activity. This involves identifying energy, materials, and wastes in order to evaluate and implement opportunities to affect environmental improvements. Material and energy flow analyses (e.g., mass balancing) are covered for a variety of scales, such as an individual business, industrial sector, or an entire economy.

3
CHM516

Chemical Process Principles

Fundamental concepts of chemical engineering; problem-solving techniques; applications to the environment and sustainability of stoichiometry, material and energy balances, and phase equilibria; bioprocesses and how to make things from renewable resources.

3
CHM520

Internship

INTERNSHIP

1
CHM543

Advanced Environmental Chemistry

This course is an advanced study of the chemical principles underlying common environmental problems. It aims to deepen the student’s knowledge of chemistry and it’s role in the environment and to show the power of chemistry as a tool to help us comprehen


3
CHM607

Catalysis

Catalysis lies at the heart of many chemical processes, from the academic research lab through living systems to the industrial large-scale reactor. By understanding and careful use of catalysis many processes can be made faster, cleaner and more sustainable. This course will provide training in the state-of-the-art of catalysis theory, application, preparation and analysis.

3
CHM692

Independent Study

Independent Study

2
CHM698

Green Chemistry Practices I-Industrial Challenges

In the first of this two-course sequence a series of professionals from the region are invited to present to the class. These presentations will present problems/projects being addressed by local industry. Groups of students will choose one, design a protocol to follow, and present their protocol to the class.

3
CHM699

Green Chemistry Practices II-Industrial Solutions

The second part of a two-course sequence; students will complete a project they propose in CHM698 in conjunction with a local industry/business.

3
CMP120

Introduction to Programming

An introduction to the theory and practice of computer programming with an emphasis on problem solving. No previous programming experience is required.

3
CMP150

On-line Genealogy

This course is an introductory study of all aspects of personal and family history, and genealogical research, with a strong emphasis on computer search engines. Methods used to identify individuals and their ancestors will be surveyed, emphasizing the scientific approach to genealogical research, rather than chance.

3
CMP202

Introduction to Programming

An introduction to programming using C++ for students with no previous computer programming experience. Includes introduction to algorithms and object-oriented programming techniques.

3
CMP283

Database Management Systems

This course is a study of database management systems and their applications to a wide range of information processing needs. Students design and implement database management systems while being introduced to a conceptual model of a database environment comprised of five basic components: databases, database management systems, data dictionary/directory systems, database administration, and user-system interfaces.

3
COM101

Foundations Of Human Communication

A survey of the discipline of communication studies with emphasis on multiple theoretical, and methodological issues relevant to the systematic inquiry and pursuit of knowledge about human communication. This course explores the basic history, assumption, principles, processes, variables, methods, and specialization of human communication as an academic field of study.

3
COM106

Media and Society

The effects of mass communication on individuals and society, particularly as they relate to values and ethics, are examined. The course emphasizes the history and structure of the mass media.

3
COM141

Media Literacy

This course introduces students to the Macintosh computer interface and related media practices. Students explore digital foundations, media related histories, theoretical frameworks and critical examination of production elements as they discover how computers are radically changing the way image makers create and present their work. Cross-listed as ART141 and FDT141. Additional Fee(s): Course Computing fee.

3
COM142

Photography I : Black and White Darkroom

This course is designed to introduce students to black and white darkroom photography. Students build on camera skills while investigating 35mm film fundamentals and wet lab methods. They will study exposure and printing in the black and white darkroom. A range of photographic materials, analog processes, and techniques will be covered. Students will study the photograph as a medium for documentation, representation, and expression. Cross-listed as ART 142. Additional Fee(s): Applied laboratory fee.

3
COM150

Introduction to Digital Video Production

This course introduces the tools, technology, and techniques of digital video production. Students plan, script, manage, and produce videos using digital technologies. Along with the technical application, students will be exposed to the history of video as an artistic and instructional medium, as well as the relationship of digital video to film and television. The theoretical focus is on critiques of narrative construction. Cross-listed as FDT/COM 150. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
COM151

Introduction to Reporting

This course covers the fundamentals of reporting and includes identifying different types of news sources, properly quoting interviewees, and orientation to basic media ethics, differentiating between opinion and analysis, confirming facts in the course of reporting, and finally writing skills.

3
COM152

Photography II - Introduction to Digital Photography

This course introduces students to the basic aesthetic grammar of digital photography and provides a historical and critical context for looking at and making photographs. Students will use their own digital cameras with manually adjustable focus, exposure manipulation, photo finishing techniques and printing processes. They will also learn the fundamentals of digital capture and will utilize Adobe Bridge and Lightroom software for file processing, management, and output.Cross-listed as ART 152.Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
COM209

Intercultural Communication: Values and Ethics

Course will provide the student with an appreciation of the complexities involved in the development of beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that reflect cultural values. This course will provide an understanding of the specific forces which shape perceptions, feelings and behaviors of various cultural groups. These forces include soically constructed categories such as race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, socio-economic status, and religion. These will be explored in a variety of contexts, language, family structures and the handling of conflict of laws and ethics(cultural relativism) will be examined.

3
COM213

Special Topics in Communications

3
COM234

Persuasion

This course explores rhetorical and experimental studies of persuasion. It introduces the student to research in the field and critically examines some of the techniques developed in "selling" products, politics, and culture. It also examines the ethical considerations relevant to these techniques.

3
COM234W

Persuasion

This course explores rhetorical and experimental studies of persuasion. It introduces the student to research in the field and critically examines some of the techniques developed in "selling" products, politics, and culture. It also examines the ethical considerations relevant to these techniques.

3
COM245

Design Praxis

This course introduces the concepts of visual perception. Theories on the 'way we see', how information is interpreted through light and how it includes physiology and cognitive perception. This course also explores the relevance of symbols and archetypes in broadening ones perceptual skills. The aim of this course is broaden and deepen student's visual and verbal skills in critical thinking, the creative process and problem solving.

3
COM247

Photography III - Advanced Digital Imaging

This course introduces students to computer tools that manipulate and enhance digital images. Students learn the skills to enhance varied input in order to create high-quality digital output utilizing Photoshop the industry standard for digital image manipulation. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of the interface, understanding resolution, drawing and painting, masking, layering/compositing, color correction and retouching. Cross-listed as ART 247. Additional Fee(s): Applied laboratory fee.

3
COM250

Introduction to Digital Video Production

3
COM251

News Writing and Editing

This production based course introduces students to reporting, structuring and writing print news stories. Students are assigned to cover weekly events and topics in the Pittsburgh area, thus gaining a sense of how news judgment and media ethics are applied to actual reporting assignments.

3
COM251EX

News Writing & Editing: Experiential Credit

3
COM251L

Communique Lab

A one-credit pass-fail lab section attached to COM 251: Newswriting and Editing. Credit will be awarded upon a student’s fulfillment of a staff position on The Communiqué over the course of one semester. A student may register for this lab a maximum of three times during her undergraduate years.

1
COM260W

Practical Public Relations

Students learn the theories, processes, and techniques involved in planning and implementing programs designed to influence public opinion and behavior through socially responsible performance and mutually satisfactory communication. The course emphasizes research, design, production, and writing public relations media, including news releases, features, pamphlets, brochures, financial statements, management reports, scripts, scenarios, and publicity. Students will analyze case histories presented by professional practitioners; appraise success and failure factors; and explore new concepts and developing trends.

3
COM261

Web Design I: Code + Aesthetics

This introductory course in web design and net art production addresses formal design, aesthetic, conceptual and theoretical methods for the creative production and dissemination of student projects via a global network. Technical focus is on authoring nonlinear documents using software and basic web programming languages. Students conceptualize projects around a variety of topics including: online social networks, memory and database theory, cultural interfaces, the screen and the body, and collective media. Cross-listed as FDT261. Additional Fee(s): Course Computing Fee.

3
COM310W

Environmental Communication

This writing-intensive course provides an overview of contemporary environmental communication theory, practice, and criticism. Students interrogate topics such as the meaning of "green" or "sustainable," social justice and environmental advocacy, and public participation in environmental decision-making.

3
COM313

Special Topics

3
COM321

Typography Design Studio

This class is an introduction to the concrete and conceptual aspects of typography as a visual medium. The first half of the semester will deal with the technique requirements of typography (micro typography). The second half will deal with abstract compositional uses for typography (macro typography), integrating hand skills and computer as way to render type. Historical and current forms of alphabetic communications will be explored, along with the relationship to contemporary image-based communication.

3
COM350

Intermediate Digital Video

Students will utilize the nonlinear editing software program Final Cut Pro to examine methods of production and related theories involved in achieving stucture in fild and video. By conceptually dissecting and practically applying techniques such as splicing, transitional effects, and other editing processes, students will render sophisticated projects which are conscious of how the edit stuctures film and by doing so becomes another creative and technical layer for study.

3
COM351

Advanced News Writing and Editing

This course emphasizes the "how to" of interviewing, researching, writing, and placing professional quality articles for a full range of magazines and newspapers, including women’s, sports, ethnic, local, and national publications. Analyses of the skills and background needed to report on the various topics. The following topics may be covered, depending on student interest: science, medicine, and environment writing; sports news and feature coverage, including social and economic factors influencing sports in America; business, including economics and finance; entertainment and arts, including television, film, theatre, music, graphic arts, architecture, and design; and government, covering local, state, and federal goverment. Students also concentrate on Reporting Pittsburgh, where they will focus on Pittsburgh and be required to do intensive field work in the neighborhoods, ethnic communities, and local institutions such as City Council, hospitals, police departments, and social work agencies.

3
COM351L

Staff Position: The Communiqué

Pass-fail lab section attached to COM351: Advanced Newswriting and Editing. Credit will be awarded upon students fulfillment of a staff position on the Communique over the course of the semester. A student may register for this lab or COM251L a maximum of three times during her undergraduate year.

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COM353

Print Design

This course combines technical training in digital imaging with exercises in creative print-media based design and critical thinking. Students learn conceptual and technical differences between analog and digital imaging and work with a range of digital tools, including QuarkXpress, AdobeInDesign, and Photoshop. Conceptual and content discourses will be developed through contemporary issues and the design of relevant documents. Cross-listed as ART 353. Additional Fee(s): Applied art fee.

3
COM355

Organizational Communication

Organizational Communication will focus on five theoretical approaches to the study of communication in organizations. Those approaches are: classical, human relations/human resources, systems, cultural, and critical, with most time spent on the final theoretical perspective. Additionally, the course will examine how communication affects the gendered nature of the workplace.

3
COM358

Photography IV: Studio and Lighting Techniques

Building upon skills learned in previous Photography classes, this foundation course introduces lighting principles in the studio and on location. Assignments include still life and studio and location portraiture. Basic view camera techniques and hand held light meters are introduced. Course focuses on the use of Black-and-White output. Fine art and commercial applications are equally emphasized.

3
COM360

Advanced Public Relations

Application of principles and methods to intensive analysis of public relations problems, decision making, programming, and evaluation in simulated staff and agency organization. The course emphasizes the principles and practices of public relations as a basic component in the promotion and marketing of goods and services; regulatory considerations; and consumerism. The following topics may be covered, depending on student interest: public relations in entertainment, including films, broadcasting, music, expositions, amusement parks, resorts, and arenas; developing, managing, and evaluating campaigns designed to reach niche audiences segmented by culture, lifestyle, and other factors; and sports information and promotion, including lectures, media assignments, role-playing, and presentations by sports professionals.

3
COM365

Visual Communication

This course introduces students to the process of developing a Visual Communication system with a special focus on non profit branding. An understanding of branding strategies are researched, explored and implemented to help serve the needs of growing community-based non-profits. Visual Identities are created for existing small non-profits to address their needs as well as strengthen their position in the marketplace and community.

3
COM374

Photography V - Documentary and Photojournalism

This course will focus on photojournalistic practice and/or a focused exploration of a specific issue in the news. Students will analyze news topics from a practical, ethical, and visual perspective, to produce images that tell stories for newspapers, magazines, books and the Internet. Students will also be introduced to a wide range of approaches and styles of documentary photography with an emphasis on meaning and point of view. Cross-listed with ART374. Additional Fee(s): Applied laboratory fee.

3
COM400

Media Ethics and Law Responsibility

Study of current and past battles over the limits of free expression; moral and ethical issues and dilemmas and conflicts of interest; public perceptions of the press; and the interdependence of the media, economics, politics, sports, and entertainment. Media as instruments of social and esthetic change will be discussed, along with press law and goverment controls, and the portrayal of people of color, gender issues, sexual diversity issues, and community issues.

3
COM416

Environmental Communication

This course provides an overview of contemporary environmental communication theory, practice, and criticism. Students interrogate topics such as the meaning of "green" or "sustainable," social justice and environmental advocacy, and public participation in environmental decision-making.

3
COM450

Advanced Digital Video Production

3
COM490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
COM492

Independent Study

2
COM493

Independent Study

3
COM498

Tutorial: Communication

4
COM499

Tutorial: Communication

4
COM510

Health Communications

Course provides an introduction to the essential concepts and theories of health communication. Students study how individuals understand health issues and how communication processes help shape and influcence our acceptance of health-related messages. Topics include health literacy, media coverage of health issues, and health risk communications.

3
COM515

Environmental Communications

Course offers an overview of environmental communications providing an analysis of how individuals, institutions and corporations describe and portray our interactions with the environment. Discussion topics include environmental discourse, environmental conflicts, risk communication, environmental disasters, environmental social movements, and the nature-society relationship.

3
COM518

Strategic Communications

Course provides an overview of concepts, tactics and skills employed in strategic internal and external communications. Students learn how to determine the communications objective(s), define the target audience(s) and stakeholders, and develop key messages to improve strategic communications.

3
COM525

Communications Research and Theory

Course provides an overview of the major theoretical and research developments in the communications discipline. The emphasis will be on the application of theory to practice and on applied research. Topics include quantitative and qualitative research methods, research ethics, and the history of development of communication theories.

3
COM528

Risk and Crisis Communications

Students acquire an understanding of crisis management and risk communication. Course topics include public opinion research, data collection and analysis, crisis and risk management theory, and communication tactics and strategies. Students develop case studies relating to their areas of professional interest.

3
COM550

Organizational Communications

Course covers current theory and research in the area of organizational communications. Includes formal and informal organizations and public and private organizations. Topics include organizational culture, employee information needs, decision making, leadership and power. Emphasis will be placed on developing the analytical tools to analyze and improve organizational communications.

3
COM613A

Special Topics:

This course will explore different special topics in professional writing.

1
COM613C

Special Topics:

This course will explore different special topics in communication.

3
COM625

Communications Campaigns

Students explore the use of communication campaigns to reduce health risks and promote public health and awareness. Course prepares students to develop, implement, and assess health campaigns. Drawing on health behavior theory and communication research and theory, students work on case studies and develop original campaigns employing multiple commuication channels.

3
COM675

Communication Law & Ethics

Course provides an examination of the legal and ethical dimensions of communications. The historical development of media law is covered, altheough emphasis is placed on contemporary legal issues. Students explore complex ethical challenges facing media practitioners through case studies, exercises and class discussions.

3
COM685

Communications Project

This is the capstone project for all students in the Master's in Communications program. This applied learning experience bulids upon previous coursework. Students develop a major project designed to meet their professional interests. The project will demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills gained throughout the program.

3
COM691

Independent Study

1
COM693

Independent Study

3
COR145

Foundations of Effective Writing

This course is designed to provide writing support and instruction for first-year students enrolled in College Seminars. Supplemental instruction focuses on the development of writing skills necessary for successful completion of the College Seminar and applicable to other courses across the curriculum.

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COR405

Integrative Seminar

This course is a culminating, interdisciplinary experience for the general education curriculum. Students integrate and synthesize knowledge gained from their major with knowldge gained through general education and apply their disciplinary knowldge to an issue in the areas of global understanding, environmnetal responsibility, and women's leadership. Students work in groups to research and analyze the topic of the seminar and present their findings in a public forum. Prerequisite(s): COR 304

3
COR491

Foundations of Effective Writing

This course is designed to provide writing support and instruction for first-year students enrolled in College Seminars. Supplemental instruction focuses on the development of writing skills necessary for successful completion of the College Seminar and applicable to other courses across the curriculum.

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COR492

Supplemental Instruction in Writing II

2
CRM101

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Criminology is the study of crime, its cause and effects. This course covers definitions and types of crime, research methods, theories and responses to crime. Crimes against people, property, and organizations will be examined, and biological, psychological, and sociological explanations will be discussed.

3
CRM220

Women and the Criminal Justice System

This course focuses on three aspects of women's involvement in the criminal justice system: as victims, offenders, and professionals. Coverage will include theories and facts about women offenders, the impact of crime on women victims and survivors, and special issues facing women who pursue careers in policing, corrections and law.

3
CRM224

Juvenile Justice

Examination of biological, psychological, sociological, and ecological theories of juvenile delinquency; its historical and current legal definitions and enabling legislation; statistical resources and activity patterns; and methods of prevention, control, and treatment of juvenile delinquency. Cross-listed as SWK 224.

3
CRM225W

Criminology

Criminology is the study of crime, its causes and effects. This course covers definitions and types of crime, research methods, theories of criminal behavior and responses to crime. Crimes against people, property, and organizations will be examined, and biological, psychological, and sociological explanations will be discussed.

3
CRM305

Criminal Investigations

Survey of the history, theory, and practice of criminal investigations conducted by law enforcement officers and private investigators. Crime scene documentation, search and seizure, interview and interrogation, suspect identification and arrest procedures are applied to both violent and property crimes. Report writing and courtroom presentation are also covered.

3
CRM310

Survey of Corrections

This course provides both a historical and contemporary exploration of correction methods utilized in the United States. This course examines the philosophy, theory, and practices involved in the control and behavior modification of offenders. Issues of inequality and at-risk populations are explored.

3
CRM313

Special Topics

This course allows in-depth exploration of a special topic in criminology. Possible topics include organized crime, the death penalty, victimization of children and adolescents, and media portrayals of forensics and forensic professionals.

3
CRM320

Criminalization of Mental Illness

This course explores the intersection of the criminal justice and mental health systems. Areas of focus include: the impact of governmental policies, law changes, prevalence of mental illness among offender populations, the biopsychosocial status of offenders, and interventions that assist offenders transitioning back into society.

3
CRM332

History of Crime and Punishment

This course will provide an introduction to the historical study of crime and punishment. Specifically, the course will examine defintions of crime, goals of punishment, and how these forms of crime and punishment reflect the structure of that society within that specific historical context.

3
CRM340

Violent and Predatory Crimes

The criminology and victimology of violent and predatory crimes are explored from psychological, sociological, and biological perspectives. Serial, spree, rampage, and mass murder are covered. Students will gain increased understanding of violent and predatory criminals, their victims, social science research methods, forensic investigations, and criminal law.

3
CRM490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
CRM491

Independent Study

1
CRM493

Independent Study

3
CRM494

Independent Study

4
CRM498

Tutorial

4
CRM499

Tutorial

4
CSA210

Chatham Abroad: Asia

3
CSA230

Chatham Abroad: Europe

Study Abroad

3
CSA311

Chatham Abroad: Asia

Study Abroad

3
CSA331

Chatham Abroad: Europe

Study Abroad

3
CSA341

Chatham Abroad: North America

3
CST183

Representations of Race and Gender

This course introduces students to the methodology of cultural studies. In this survey students learn those skills essential to analyzing social constructions of identity. Specific attention is paid to diverse texts, including film, in order to locate how representations of race, gender, ethnicity, and "otherness" are culturally produced and disseminated.

3
CST204W

East Asian Studies

An exploration of EAst Asian geography, hisotry, language, and culture from the Zhou Dynasty (ca. 1,000 BCE) to present times. Focus on China, Korea, Japan with reference to neighboring regions and discussion of Taiwan. Emphasis on arts, ideologies, and East Asian cultural sites in Pittsburgh area.

3
CST213

Special Topics

3
CST215

Perspectives in Queer Theory

This course examines the cultural representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in literature, film, history and social movements. We will explore how gender and sexual identities intersect with race, class and ethnicity. Finally, students will become conversant with the arguments and critical terms used in the field of queer theory.

3
CST234

Asian Foodways

A strategic survey of Japanese, Chinese/Taiwanese, Korean, and South Asian food ways in their originating contexts and the U.S. Emphasis on anthropological understanding of food ways, cultural studies critique of class, gender, and family dynamics articulated via food, and historical transformations of food culture in response to migration and globalization.

3
CST235

East Asian Cinema

This course investigates the political-economic and ethical-aesthetic factors that have shaped cinematic expression in China, Japan, and Korea, starting in the 1930s but emphasizing the recent outpouring of widely acclaimed films in a variety of genres.

3
CST342

Post/Modern China: Digital Storytelling

An examination of Chinese cultural history from early 1900s to early 2000s, via literature and film, with training in digital storytelling techniques. Discussion of this dramatic national narrative framed by political and aesthetic considerations. Our interpretation and transmission of these narratives framed also by ethics and efficacy.

3
CST351

Asian Migrations: Local and Global Narratives

Study of diasporic waves arising in Vietnam, Nepal, India, China, Japan, Korea, etc., and flowing to the US (especially Western Pennsylvania) and elsewhere. Graphic novels, lyric tales, gender and class, emigrant-immigrant and rural-urban transitions, viewed from Cultural Studies and historial perspectives. Assignments include analyses, an interview, and a communication project.

3
CST383

Special Topics in Cultural Studies

This course is intended to augment the current offerings in Cultural Studies. The content and material of the course depend on faculty areas of specialization.

3
CST490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
CST491

Independent Study

1
CST493

Independent Study

3
CST498

Tutorial: Cultural Studies

4
CST499

Tutorial: Cultural Studies

4
DAN101

The World of Dance

This class explores the multitude of dance forms around the world via lectures, readings, films, and live performances. It approaches movement as a means of expressing the spirit and performing ritual, interacting socially and embodying cultural mores, and creating art. It looks at how new forms of dance are evolving as cultures fuse and technology opens up new venues.


3
DSA150

Introduction to Data Science

Data Science is the study of the tools and process used to extract knowledge from data. This course introduces students to this important, interdisciplinary field with applications in business, communications, healthcare, etc. Students learn the basics of data organization, packaging, and delivery. Simple algorithms and data mining techniques are introduced.

3
DSA400

Data Visualization and Communication

Cover the different ways of visualizing data, given different types and characteristics of data. Includes assessment and evaluation of existing data visualization techniques. Current tools used transform data and visualize data are reviewed, including Python, Google Charts, and/or Tableau.

3
DSA400W

Data Visualization and Communication

Cover the different ways of visualizing data, given different types and characteristics of data. Includes assessment and evaluation of existing data visualization techniques. Current tools used transform data and visualize data are reviewed, including Python, Google Charts, and/or Tableau.

3
DSA411

Machine Learning and AI

An introduction to machine learning and artificial intenlligence. Topics include classification, regression, clustering, planning, and scheduling. Includes current issues relevant to big data problems.

3
DSA492

Independent Study

2
DSA493

Independent Study

3
ECN101

Principles of Macroeconomics

The concepts of national income and output are analyzed, and emphasis is placed on factors that influence the levels of economic activity, unemployment, and inflation, including fiscal and monetary policy and the role of international economics.

3
ECN102

Principles of Microeconomics

Microeconomics is the study of how households and firms make decisions and how they interact in specific markets. Students are introduced to the basic concepts and tools that economists use to understand how the economy works. This course is designed to increase economic literacy through acquiring core knowledge about economics.

3
ECN250

Women and Work

This course examines work the labor market and in the household. It applies economic analysis to study individual behavior, economic institutions, and economic outcomes. Topics include the family as an economic unit, economic restructuring, occupational segregation, discrimination, and human capital. This course fulfills a women general education mission course requirement.

3
ECN262

Global Environmental Economics

This course examines the economic perspectives and tools for analyzing environmental problems and evaluating policy solutions. The course covers both conceptual topics and real-world applications. Course discussions reflect the global nature of environmental problems and solutions. Cross-listed as ENV 262. This course fulfills an environmental general education mission course requirement.

3
ECN330

Global Financial System and the Macro Economy

Combines material on economic analysis of the macro economy with a review of the global financial system. Develops analytical models on how to attain economic growth, price stability, and full employment. Covers the financial system, financial crises, and monetary policy. Emphasizes both analytical models and real world policy applications.

3
ECN331

Managerial Economics

This course covers the application of intermediate microeconomic analysis to business decision making. It is designed to bridge economic theory and economic practice. Topics include consumer theory, production analysis, pricing strategy, and risk analysis.

3
ECN351

International Trade and Finance

An introduction to international trade and finance, and an examination of the structure of international trade and the functioning of the international monetary system. Attention is given to recent issues in these areas and the relationship between the domestic and international economies.

3
ECN355

Economic Analysis of Public Policy

This course focuses on evaluating the rationale for government intervention in the economy and evaluating the efficiency, incentive, and distributional effects of government policies. Policies’ impacts on issues such as how best to protect intellectual property, improve airline safety or control illegal immigration are also analyzed.

3
ECN358W

Economic Development

An examination of the factors accounting for economic growth and development of modern economically developed nations and less-developed areas. A review of the problems encountered in initiating and sustaining the process of economic development. Major policy issues are discussed. This course fulfills a global general education mission course requirement.

3
ECN490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
ECN498

Tutorial: Economics

4
ECN499

Tutorial: Economics

4
EDC107

Field Placement I

This field experience is designed to familiarize pre-service teachers with the development of children in school settings. Through observation, guided practice and reflective journaling, this placement allows the pre-service teacher to strenghten observation and planning skills, to observe the physical, emotional and cognitive growth of children and to become familiar with classroom practices while working with a host teacher.

1
EDC200

Field Placement: Learning Theory

This field experience is designed to familiarize pre-service teachers with the cognitive development of children in school settings. Through observations, guided practice and reflective journaling, this placement allows the pre-service teacher to strengthen observation and planning skills, to observe the cognitive growth of children and to become familiar with classroom practices while working with a host teacher.

1
EDC240

Integrating the Arts

This interdisciplinary course provdies the basic understanding of the use of art, music, movement, and creative dramatics in an early childhood setting. It is designed to enhance the student's mastery of other subjects in the elementary curriculum. Students examine national and PA Academic Standards fo the Arts and Humanities in Art, Music, Theater, and Dance; and learn how to integrate these standards into interdisciplinary lessons in literacy, mathematics, science and hisotry for students pre-Kindertarten through fourth grade.

3
EDC250

Field Placement III

This field experience is designed to familiarize pre-service teachers with the inclusion practices and early interventions in school settings. Through observation , guided practice and reflective journaling, this placement allows the pre-service teacher to strenghten observation to observe the cognitive challenges of some children and to become familiar with classroom practices to accommodate these children.

1
EDC350

Field Placement V: Instructional Strategies II

Students work with host classroom teachers at two different levels (preK and 2nd or 3rd grade). Students assume a greater role in teaching students through small group activities and whole class activities with a focus on mathematics and social studies. Practice and comparisons of a variety of teaching methods are part of the experience. Students submit lesson plans, host teacher reviews, as well as a reflective journal and summary essay.

1
EDU104

Perspectives on Education

Students examine the role of teachers and schools in past and contemporary society. Selected educational issues are analyzed including role of technology in the classroom, legal issues for teachers, school-community relations, and current legislative initiatives. A 16 hour field placement is embedded in this course. Additional Fee(s): Field Placement Fee

3
EDU105

Child Development: Birth Through Grade 4

This course addresses physical, social, cognitivie, and moral development from prenatal stages through middle chlidhood. Students examine child development in the context of social, cultural, instructional settings. Using case studies, the implications of growth and development on instructional planning for effective learning is achieved. Students learn to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive and challengin for all children.

3
EDU108

Play and Movement

A range of games and activities are explored in terms of functional movements and progression towards mature forms of selected physical skills. Healthy warm-up and participation strategies will be part of the exploration of each game. Games will be analyzed in terms of developmental appropriatemenss and the involvement of certain muscle groups and skill requirements. Students design an original game targeting the development of age-specific skills.

1
EDU205

ELL Teaching Strategies for Classroom Teachers

This course explores how effective language development results in children who successfully learn to read and can use reading effectively in academic subject areas and to negotiate the world. A major focus of this course is on information and methods for enhancing the literacy and academic experiences of students in grades K-12 classified as English as second language (ELL) students.

3
EDU207

Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education

Students in this course will examine current and contemporary issues surrounding early childhood education. Class discussions focus on sociological, psychological, political, and economic forces shaping families, children and early educational experiences. Students will explore the connection between curriculum and physical environment. Major approaches and theories in early childhood curriculum are explored in terms of the cognitive, social and physical dimensions. Emphasis is placed on the physical expression of early childhood learning theory. Issues of health and safety, including state and federal regulations are also explored.

3
EDU219W

Cognitive Learning Theories

This course addresses brain and cognitive development from prenatal stages through middle childhood. Students examine child development in the context of learning theories. The implications of physical and social growth and development on instructional planning for effective learning are explored. A field experience where theories and concepts can be observed is part of this course and serves to inform classroom discussion and activities.

3
EDU227

Literacy

This course is designed to equip graduating teachers to produce readers who are successful in the classroom and on standardized tests and use reading effectively to negotiate the world through the presentation of theory, research and practical strategies associated with the teaching of literacy skills. For the purposes of this course, literacy will be defined as one's ability to use language in order to listen, speak, read and write across the curriculum.

3
EDU230

Mathematical Foundations

This course relates the principles and process skills of basic mathematics to effective teaching with the best practices in the classrom. Concrete experiences iwth manipulatives and hands-on learning are an important piece in this course. In this course, studetns will acquire the skills necessary for informed decision-making in planning, facilitation of learning based on knowledge or research, best practices, state and national performances standards, and assessments.

3
EDU234

Inclusion: Issues and Strategies

This course provides the conceptual framework for understanding inclusion issues in our public schools. The students discuss the variety of exceptionalities found in public school settings and the resultant impact of inclusion policy upon instructional practice. A field placement is embedded in this course. Additional Fee: Field Placement Fee.

3
EDU240

Integrating the Arts

This interdisciplinary course provdies the basic understanding of the use of art, music, movement, and creative dramatics in an early childhood setting. It is designed to enhance the student's mastery of other subjects in the elementary curriculum. Students examine national and PA Academic Standards fo the Arts and Humanities in Art, Music, Theater, and Dance; and learn how to integrate these standards into interdisciplinary lessons in literacy, mathematics, science and hisotry for students pre-Kindertarten through fourth grade.

3
EDU241

Pedagogical Practices

This course focuses on the characteristics of effective teaching practices and examines different ways that effective teachers help students learn. The impact of standards and accountability on lesson planning, implementing instruction and assessment is examined. How student diversity influences classroom practices is examined through case studies and discussion topics. The use of technology to create lesson focus, increase student involvement and to organize lesson content is a theme that is explored throughout the course.

3
EDU301

Eden Hall Experience - Experiential Learning and

This course covers strategies for experiential learning and for creating meaningful K-12 classroom experiences through community partnerships, field trips and projects. The class explores the following concepts and more: project based learning, place based learning, design challenge learning, maker spaces, adventure/outdoor education, environmental education.

1
EDU319

Methods of Teaching Elementary Social Studies

This course is a study of the resources and methods of teaching elementary social studies including geography and culture. Links to literature and the fine arts are part of this exploration of a thematic integration of social studies in classroom activitities. A structured field experience is part of this course.

3
EDU323

Educational Research Methods

This course focuses on basic research methodology in preparation for the senior tutorial project. It provides a general approach for conducting any basic research project. Through a series of readings and meetings with an education program faculty member, the student will explore the various types of educational research, select and define a research question and complete a literature review. The student will also create an outline for the research paper including the appropriate statistical measures. Tutorial guidelins and Institutional Review processes will be reviewed. Students will meet with the faculty mentor, both in person and online.

3
EDU323W

Educational Research Methods

This course focuses on basic research methodology in preparation for the senior tutorial project. It provides a general approach for conducting any basic research project. Through a series of readings and meetings with an education program faculty member, the student will explore the various types of educational research, select and define a research question and complete a literature review. The student will also create an outline for the research paper including the appropriate statistical measures. Tutorial guidelines and Institutional Review processes will be reviewed. Students will meet with the faculty mentor, both in person and online.

3
EDU328

Literacy II: Connections to Literature

This course provides a foundation for selecting age, development, and cultural-appropriate literature that engages children and provides links to reading and writing in content areas. Students evaluate authors, illustrators, and study the varioustypes of literature common to early elementary experiences that develop their emotional, social, language, cognitive, and creative talents.

3
EDU335

Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics

This course is designed to examine and explore recent research developments related to national efforts to reform the teaching and learning of mathematics. Students explore the teaching of mathematics in grades K-8 within the context of child development and learning theroy. Research-based curriculum projects are explored in terms of their ability to promote deep conceptual understanding in mathematics. Considerations involved in examining or developing assessment tasks, instruments, and frameworks are addressed in relation to the content taught. Emphasis also is placed on reviewing specific content topics in math to increase the student's won competencies in these disciplines.

3
EDU336

Methods of Teaching Elementary Science

This course presents concepts, processes, and skills essential to the elementary school science program. The standards set by the National Science Teachers Association serve as a framework for the course. Inquiry teaching and learning are experienced through research-based national programs.

3
EDU400

Data Driven Instruction Decisions

The importance of making decisions based on actual data collected on students now plays a major role in all schools. The data that needs to be reviewed goes beyond standardized test results and needs to include both summative and formative assessment results. The connection between the curriculum and the assessments utilized to assess a student’s progress along the curriculum needs to be viewed as a guide to effective educational decision making. Students entering the educational profession need a background in types of assessments and how data collected from such assessments can meet the needs of students in the context of the curriculum.

2
EDU409

Differentiated Reading and Writing

This course provides the regular and special education teacher with specific data-based knowledge and skills to teach reading and writing to students with disabilities. Strategies to develop conceptual understanding in the content areas are equally important for the beginning and more accomplished learner. Projects include developing lessons that differentiate instructional practive and assessment to help all students achieve.

3
EDU411

Early Elementary Curriculum

This course will explore both the theoretical framework and the practical strategies that teachers will utilize as they design learning situations to meet these challenges. Students will learn and apply a variety of techniques for designing lesson and unit plans, integrating curriculum across subject areas, addressing state standards, authentically assessing children, implementing positive classroom management strategies and involving parents in the classroom. Particular attention will be given to the topic of differentiation and the exploration of instructional strategies.

3
EDU415

Secondary School Curriculum

Students investigate instructional planning and implementation as well as a range of behavior and classroom management techniques. Reading assignments in appropriate professional literature encourage students to develop a familiarity with the most effective teaching approaches. Motivation, evaluation of student achievement, and differentiation of instruction are considered.

3
EDU416

Methods of Teaching Secondary English

This course addresses the theory and philosophy of teaching language arts in middle and secondary schools. Classroom teaching strategies are explored and implemented in class presentations and in grades 7-12 public classrooms. Students plan instructional situations that clearly express the reading-writing connection that exists in effective language arts programs. FP Embedded: 16 hours

3
EDU417

Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies

This course intends to develop teaching/learning styles that research has shown are most effective for teaching social studies to adolescents. Contextual teaching, problem based learning and critical thinking are approached through instructional strategies that combine investigative classroom inquiry with both national and state content standards. Students learn to frame issues, help students research and analyze data and information and to construct meaning and understanding.

3
EDU418

Methods of Teaching Secondary Science

Examination of current theory and practice for teaching science in secondary schools is explored in this course. Curriculum development, teaching strategies and methodologies, and assessment issues are also addressed. Students examine research-based curriculum and inquiry teaching and learning as best practices in science education.

3
EDU419

Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics

A balance of theory and practice is explored in this course to help students become effective teachers of mathematics. Curriculum development, teaching strategies and methodologies, and assessment issues are also addressed. Students examine research-based curriculum and inquiry teaching and learning as best practices in science education.

3
EDU422

Pre-Student Teaching

In this two-day/week field experience, the pre-service teacher gains experiences that will allow him/her to practice, develop, and demonstrate Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Stage Three competencies through meaningful interactions with students and qualified mentors. Candidates are provided with frequent supervision in a collaborative school-university partnership with a local district. An approved application to Pre-Student Teaching that includes designated number of credits, GPA, and appropriate clearances is required.

3
EDU423

Student Teaching

9
EDU430

Diverse Family and Community Partnerships

Advocates, educators, and parents have called for more and better family-school partnerships for decades. Recently, a body of empirical evidence has indicated that partnerships can have a positive impact. A number of studies highlight the positive associations between parent involvement in schools and their children's social and emotional development and academic achievement. This course explores the form and focus of several types of partnership.

3
EDU431

Assessment and Adaptation

Students investigate the assessment of indiciduals with mild to moderate disabilities. Topics include the fundamental principles of assessment tools and the social reponsibility of professionals to exercise fairness and accuracy in the assessment process.

3
EDU432

Human Georgraphy

The course provides a review of the interaction between diversity of culture and the impact of geography. Economics, government, social structure, and cultural diversity are all reviewed as they developed over time and in the context of the contemporary world.

3
EDU437

Methods of Teaching Elementary Art

Students approach the teaching of art consistent with national standards of pedagogy and art. This course combines theory, research and practical knowledge about teaching art as a universal language and creative experience to elementary school children. This course contains an embedded field experience of 16 hours in an elementary art classroom. Additional Fee: Field Placement Fee

3
EDU492

Independent Study

2
EDU493

Independent Study

3
EDU498

Tutorial: Education

4
EDU499

Tutorial: Education

4
EDU502

Perspectives on Education

This course examines the influences that have resulted in the unique role of the teacher and school in our society in the past as well as the present. Topics include needs of exceptional children, the role of technology in education, and school-community relations. Students are requied to complete a major research project that addresses a currenty educational issue. Co-Requisite: EDU580

2
EDU503

Young Adolescent Literature

In this course students explore and develop in-depth knowledge of children’s literature and its integration into the early childhood or elementary curricula. Students are required to complete a major project using technology and the arts that reflects effective pedagogy.

2
EDU505

Issues of Poverty in Education

This course focuses on the characteristics and effects of poverty on education. Definitions and types of poverty are examined. The impact of poverty on cognitive and physical development as well as learning and behavior on individuals is examined. The influences of poverty on classroom and schools is assessed. Strategies to teach students of poverty and combat poverty in schools are discussed.

3
EDU508

Games Children Play

A range of games and activities are explored in terms of functional movements and progression towards mature forms of selected physical skills. Healthy warm-up and participation strategies will be part of the exploration of each game. Games will be analyzed in terms of developmental appropriateness and the involvement of certain muscle groups and skill requirements. Students design an original game targeting the development of age-specific skills.

1
EDU509

Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education

3
EDU510

Differentiated Reading and Writing

This course provides the regular and special education teacher with specific data-based knowledge and skills to teach reading and writing in content areas to students with disabilities.

3
EDU511

Early Elementary Curriculum

Students explore the teaching of all content areas in the early childhood setting. Students experience using a computer as a teaching tool, and examine and evaluate instructional software. A capstone research paper or project will demonstrate theory-based best practices to develop a curriculum for use in the the early childhood classroom.

3
EDU514

Data Driven Instructional Decisions

The importance of making decisions based on actual data collected on students now plays a major role in all schools. Data review goes beyond standardized test results and includes summative an formative assessment results. The connection between curriculum and assessments assessing a student's progress needs to be viewed as a guide to effective educational decision making.

2
EDU515

Secondary School Curriculum

Students investigate instructional planning and implementation as well as a range of behavior and classroom management techniques. Reading assignments in appropriate professional literature encourage students to develop a familiarity with the most effective teaching approaches. Motivation, evaluation of student achievement, and differentiation of instruction are considered.

3
EDU516

Methods of Teaching Secondary English

This course addresses the theory and philosophy of teaching language arts in middle and secondary schools. Classroom teaching strategies are explored and implemented in class presentation and in 7-12 public classrooms. Students plan instructional situations that clearly express the reading-writing connection that exists in effective language arts programs. Co-Requisites: EDU515 and EDU581

3
EDU517

Teaching Methods in Secondary Social Studies

This course developes research-based strategies for teaching social studies. Contextual teaching, problem-based learning, and critical thinking are approached through instructional strategies that combine investigative classroom inquiry with both national and state context standards. Steudents learn to frame issues, help students research and analyze data and information to construct meaning and understanding. Co-Requisites: EDU515 and EDU581

3
EDU518

Methods of Teaching Secondary Science

Examination of current theory and practice for teaching science in secondary schools is explored in this course. Curriculum development, teaching strategies and methodologies, and assessment issues are also addressed. Students examine research-based curriculum and inquiry teaching and learning as best practices in science education. Co-Requisites: EDU515 and EDU581

3
EDU524

Teaching in a Urban Schools

This course helps future teachers understand the complexities of teaching in a culturally diverse classroom. Students learn how to work effectively with students from various socioeconomic, religious, ethnic, and cultural groups. Students complete a major research project reflecting an understanding of best practices in effectively developing multicultural learning communities.

2
EDU524PLA

Teaching in a Multicultural Setting: Prior Learning

2
EDU526

Integrated Humanities Methods

This course addresses theory and practice in teaching secondary school students to read and communicate effectively in the content area. The course proovides strategies for teaching reading, listening, speaking, and writing in the secondary classroom. A research paper or project demonstrating mastery of contact area literact is required.

2
EDU528

Integrated Math and Science Methods

The purpose of this course is to provide pre-service teachers with experiences, understanding, and methods that they will be able to use in middle level mathematics and science classrooms. Students in this course will build an understanding of the relevant standards, instructional methods, and resources available for the middle level mathematics and science class.

2
EDU530

Diverse Family and Community Partnerships

Advocates, educators, and parents have called for more and better family-school partnerships for decades. Recently, a body of empirical evidence has indicated taht partnerships can havea positive impact. A number of studies highlight the positive associations between parent involvement in schools and their children's social and emotional development and academic achievement. This course explores the form and focus of several types of partnerships. Must be taken with student teaching.

3
EDU531

Assessment and Adaptation

Students investigate the assessment of individuals with mild to moderate disabilities. Topics include the fundamental principles of assessment tools and the social responsibility of professionals to exercise fairness and accuracy in the assessment process.

3
EDU534

Methods of Teaching Elementary Social Studies

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and tools needed to be effective elementary social studies teachers. Students will learn strategies that allow for diverse learners to "experience" social studies, and to integrate social studies with all other subject areas. In this course, together we will attempt to establish a "social curriculum" that starts with the social studies, includes all academic areas, and expands into the halls, the playground, and into the world.

2
EDU535

Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics

This course explores recent research developments of national reform efforts in teaching mathematics. Students explore the teaching of mathematics within the context of child development and learning theory. Research-based curriculum projects promote deep conceptual understanding in mathematics. Review of specific topics in math to increase the student's own competencies is included.

3
EDU536

Methods of Teaching Elementary Science

This course explores recent developements of national reform efforts in teaching science based on developmental and learning theory. Students will learn hands-on innovative classroom practices and review national and state standards for science education. Methods for increasing content knowledge related to schedule and technology will be explored.

2
EDU537

Methods of Teaching Elementary Art

Students approach the teaching of art consistent with national standards of pedagogy and art. This course combines theory, research and practical knowledge about teaching art as a universal language and creative experience to elementary school children. This course contains an embedded field experience of 16 hours in an elementary art classroom.

3
EDU547

Methods of Teaching Secondary Art

Students approach the teaching of art consistent with national standards of pedagogy and art. This course approaches the teaching of art in the secondary school as a means of exploring the meaning and relevance of art to humanity. This course explores methods for engaging students in art experiences through a variety of teaching. This course contains an embedded field experience of 16 hours in a secondary art classroom.

3
EDU580

Supervised Field III Experience

This field placement offers the student the opportunity to experience and assess the culture of a school. Daily interactions among teachers, students, administration, and support staff in a unique physical setting provide the pre-service teacher with a comprehensive overview of school life.

0
EDU581

Pedagogical Practices

This course focuses on the characteristics of effective teaching practices and examines different ways that effective teachers help students learn. The impact of standards and accountability on lesson planning, implementing instruction and assessment is examined. How student diversity influences classroom practices is examined through case studies and discussion topics. The use of technology to create lesson focus, increase student involvement and to organize lesson content is a theme that is experienced throughout the course.

1
EDU583

Conflict Resolution

This course teaches students how to avoid conflicts from developing and explores methods to resolve conflict. This course also defines and presents a mediation process that employs a specific set of techniques that enables students to peacefully resolve conflict. Students taking this course will learn to manage conflict in their personal life, classroom, and in the workplace.

1
EDU591

Independent Study

1
EDU592

Independent Study

2
EDU593

Independent Study

3
EDU605

Instructing Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

This course is designed to focus on pertinent issues and topics that concern students with autism. Spectrum disorders. This course provides an overview of evidenced-based instructional strategies used to teach students with autism as well as ways to collaborate with individuals in the home, school, and community. Topics will cover specific instructional strategies, family/community relations, behavior, inclusion and transition.

3
EDU606

Adolescent Development and Learning Theory

This course addresses physical, social, cognitive, and moral development during adolescence. The physical, social, and cognitive changes during puberty are explored in terms of their impact on student participation and performance in school settings. Through the use of case studies, an understanding of the implications of growth and development on instructional planning for effective learning is achieved.

3
EDU607

Child Development and Learning Theory

Focusing on child development from the prenatal stage to age 12, this course emphasizes current research on physical, cognitive, and social development. Students examine the nature of adolescent development, implications of the cognitive and affective characteristics of adolescents in the selection of instructional methods and materials, and structural and organizational features of typical high schools.

3
EDU609

Literacy

The interrelationships among listening, speaking, writing, and reading are investigated with a view toward emphasis on the impact that classroom organization, patterns, materials, and approaches have on teacher effectiveness in teaching elementary and early childhood-aged students, individually and in groups. Students are required to complete a major research paper or project in which they demonstrate knowledge of and skill in using teaching strategies that reinforce the theoretical considerations of the course.

3
EDU618

Instructional Computer Integration

This course helps students develop competency integrating computer technology with the school curriculum. It provides a practical introduction to using computers to help students learn emerging instructional technologies. Special emphasis is on the process and products available through computer technology and educational media. Students prepare an instructional unit integrating a variety of technologies.

2
EDU629

School Law

The focus of this course is to explore the interaction between law and educational practice and their continuing development under the press of changing societal demands. The course provides educators with information and insights to enable them to address potential legal problems using sound judgment.

3
EDU634

Inclusion: Issues and Strategies

This course surveys practices of inclusion in education. It encompasses the historical precendents, underlying philosophy, education theory, instructional strategies, and practical implications of it implementation. Students participate in a variety of of learning experiences throughout the course.

3
EDU639

Integrating the Arts

This interdisciplinary course provides the basic understanding of the use of art, music, movement, and creative dramatics in an early childhood setting. It is designed to enhance the student's mastery of content areas in the elementary curriculum. Students examine national and the PA Academic Standards for the Arts and Humanities in Art, Music, Theater and Dance; and learn how to integrate these standards into interdisciplinary lessons in literacy, mathematics, science and history for students pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade.

3
EDU657

ELL Teaching Strategies for Classroom Teachers

This course explores language development for English Language Learners for whom English is a second language. Pre-service teachers acquire knowledge and skills required to meet the educational needs of ELLs in their future classrooms. The course also addresses the legal responsibilities to English Language Learners under Pennsylvania and federal laws and regulations.

3
EDU661

High Incidence Disabilities: Instructional Strategies Birth-Grade 8

This course focuses on the design and implementation of an individualized education program for a child with mild learning needs and the selection, design, and adaptation of curriculum and instructional techniques in the areas of reading, language arts, and mathematics.

3
EDU662

Advanced Instructional Interventions 7-12

This course provides an advanced application of recent research and reviews of interventions for individuals with high incidence disabilities in the 7-12 grades. Topics will include: recent research on interventions in reading, writing and math, effective instructional practices, learning strategies, reading, writing and math instructional strategies, content area accommodations, testing accommodations and transition.

3
EDU664

Behavior Management in the Classroom

Students investigate the principles and systematic approaches used to identify and analyze problem management techniques, individual behavior and affective intervention strategies, and community-based support programs designed to address problem behaviors. Crisis intervention and conflict resolution are explored as strategies for confronting challenging behaviors.

3
EDU668

Low Incidence Disabilities: Birth-8th Grade

This course focuses on the design of a comprehensive educational program for students having low incidence disabilities in PREK-8. Teacher Candidates are exposed to the curriculum of students with low incidence disabilities, define various low-incidence disabilities, as well as develop and implement lesson plans, curriculum and assistive technologies.

3
EDU671

Collaboration, Consultation, and Teamwork

This course focuses on developing effective collaboration skills with members of the school community, as well as the community at large, to provide a realistic and integrated program for all children. Students engage in a variety of group activities that call for the need to analyze group dynamics and implement effective communication strategies.

3
EDU673

Instructional Personalization and Transition

This course focuses on the transition of special needs students throughout their school programming. The following topics are examined: parent's needs and methods of collaborating, Early Childhoos Intervention, Inclusion, Sexuality and Transition to Adult Life.

2
EDU690

Practicum in Special Education

This course is designed for students who hold a Pennsylvania certification and are seeking certification in special education. Students demonstrate their ability to plan for and deliver a minimum of 15 lessons to special needs students enrolled in regular education or resource rooms.

6
EDU694

Student Teaching for the Urban Fellow

During the 14 week pre-K-6 placement, student teachers will plan and implement lesson and assume other appropriate instructional reponsibilities under the guidance of of an experienced teacher and a college supervisor. Students develop a portfolio based on the PDE Form 430 to document their competencies for certification.

3
EDU696

Student Teaching

During one 8 week elementary and one 8 week secondary placement, student teachers will plan and implement lessons, and assume other appropiate instructional responsibilities under the guidance of an experienced teacher and a college professor. Students develop a portfolio based on the PDE form 430 to document their competencies for certification. Pre-requisites: Completion of all program requirements.

9
ELI031

Basic Reading

3
ELI032

Basic Grammar

3
ELI033

Basic Listening/Speaking

3
ELI034

Basic Writing

This basic level writing course focuses on developing learners’ abilities to write sentences and series of sentences about topics of immediate relevance linked with simple connectors like ‘and’, ‘but’ and ‘because’.

3
ELI071

Focus on LIstening/Speaking

3
ELI073

Focus on Reading

3
ELI075

Focus on Writing

3
ELI077

Focus on Grammar

2
ELI081

Listening/Speaking I

This course focuses on improving students listening comprehension and oral expression in English. Students will work on improving conversational skills and participation in classroom discussion.

3
ELI082

Speaking/Listening II

3
ELI083

Grammar I

This course focuses on improving students' awareness of English grammar. Grammar structures will be taught through a variety of mediums including reading, writing, and listening activities.

3
ELI084

Grammar II

Grammar II was developed for intermediate-level language learners to raise learners' awareness of the differences between the grammar of written English and that of spoken English and improve learners' accuracy in their speaking and writing. Grammatical elements are integrated into topical reading, listening, speaking, and writing assignments, and students learn to identify, analyze, and apply new sentence structures. By the end of the course, students will have the skills to comprehend more sophisticated texts and to communicate in speaking and writing with increasing levels of accuracy.

3
ELI085

Reading I

This course focuses on improving reading skills and focuses on fluency and comprehension. Students will read academic articles as well as longer extensive readings. Vocabulary acquisition is also stressed.

3
ELI086

Reading II

3
ELI087

Writing I

This course will focus on improving students' written expression in English. Students will be able to write a well-organized and coherent paragraph with minimal grammatical errors.

3
ELI088

Writing II

3
ELI090

American Culture and Cinema

3
ELI091

US Culture I

3
ELI092

Communication for Success

3
ELI094

Writing for Success

3
ELI101

Academic Reading

This course offers advanced instruction in college-level reading on a variety of topics that students will encounter in their academic experience. Acquisition of academic vocabluary is also stressed.

3
ELI102

Academic Writing

Most international students have had no previous interaction in writing academic English and are not aware that the rhetorical patterns of English are different from those used by their native languages. Thus, the primary focus of this course is on the American English rhetoric necessary for presenting written arguments in a logical, coherent manner. Students write short papers (for their academic classes, if possible), demonstrating their mastery of the forms. The second focus is on the form and mechanics of writing a research paper. Using library facilities, students learn the various types of materials and ways of researching a topic.

3
ELI104

Academic Composition

3
ELI106

Classroom Interaction

This course focuses on improving students listening comprehension and oral expression in English. Students will work on improving conversational skills and participation in classroom discussion.

3
ELI107

Advanced College Readings

3
ELI108

Academic Communication Skills

3
ELI193

US Culture - Pittsburgh

3
ELI501

Graduate Academic Discourse

3
ELI503

Graduate Writing

3
ELP011

Basic Listening/Speaking A

This basic level course focuses on developing learners' abilities to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters and describe in very simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment, and matters in areas of immediate need.

2
ELP012

Basic Reading A

This basic level reading course continues to develop students' abilities to read simple texts on a variety of familiar topics.

2
ELP013

Basic Writing A

This basic level writing course aims to develop the students' abilities to write comprehensible sentences on familiar topics.

2
ELP014

Basic Grammar A

This basic level grammar course provides explicit instruction and practice of basic grammatical elements and structures including nouns and adverbs, tenses, and time and reason clauses.

1
ELP016

Basic Listening and Speaking B

This basic level course focuses on developing learner's abilities to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters and describe in very simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment, and matters in areas of immediate need.

2
ELP017

Basic Reading B

This basic level reading course continues to develop students' abilities to read simple texts on a variety of familiar topics.

2
ELP018

Basic Writing B

This basic level writing course aims to develop students' abilities to write comprehensible sentences on familiar topics.

2
ELP019

Basic Grammar B

This basic level grammar course provides explicit instruction and practice of basic grammatical elements and structures including nouns and adverbs, tenses, and times and reason clauses.

1
ELP031

Low Intermediate Listening and Speaking A

This low-intermediate listening and speaking course was designed to develop the students' abilities to communicate in simple tasks requiring a direct exchange of information and to participating in discussions in the classroom context The course also focuses on developing listening comprehension skills and strategies and everyday and academic vocabulary.

2
ELP032

Low-Intermediate Reading A

This low intermediate level reading course is designed to develop students' skills in reading simple academic and literary texts. The focus is on developing their avilities to indentify main ideas and details by answering a variety of question types. The course also focuses on increasing high frequency and academic vocabulary and sentence structures.

2
ELP033

Low Intermediate Writing A

This low intermediate writing course is designed to develop students' abilities to write well-developed and fairly well-organized texts on familiar topics. The course introdcues different writing process strategies and expands students' knowledge and use of vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and paragraph structure.

2
ELP034

Low Intermediate Grammar A

This intermediate level grammar course develops learners' ability to notice and understand the meaning and use of new grammatical forms in intermediate level listening and reading texts; use new grammatical forms in speaking and writing with improved accuracy; and plan, monitor, and assess their spoken and written output.

1
ELP036

Low Intermediate Listening and Speaking B

This low intermediate level listening and speaking course continues to develop the students' abilities to communicate in simple tasks requiring a direct exchange of information and to participating in discussions and presentations in the classroom context. The course also focuses on developing listening and comprehension skills and strategies and everyday academic vocabulary.

2
ELP037

Low Intermediate Reading B

This low intermediate level reading course continues to develop students' skills in reading simple factual and literary texts. Students continue developing skills to demonstrate their ability to identify main ideas and details by answering a variety of question types. The course also focuses on increasing high frequency and academic vocabulary and sentence structures.

2
ELP038

Low Intermediate Writing B

This low intermediate writing course is designed to continue developing students' abilities to write well-developed, well-organized, and cohesive texts on familiar topics. The course expands on the different writing process strategies and expands students' knowledge and use of vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and paragraph structure.

2
ELP039

Low Intermediate Grammar B

This intermediate level grammar course develops learners' ability to notice and understand the meaning and use of new grammatical forms in intermediate level listening and reading texts; use new grammatical forms in speaking and writing with improved accuracy; and plan, monitor, and assess their spoken and written output.

1
ELP051

Int. Listening and Speaking A

This intermediate-level listening and speaking course develops students' knowledge and skills in social and academic interactions such as lectures, classroom discussions, and presentations in the classroom context. The course also focuses on developing students' listening comprehension skills and strategies, note-taking skills, and building general and academic vocabulary, as well as improving their cohesion, coherence, and clarity of speech.

2
ELP052

Intermediate Reading A

This intermediate level reading course develops students' skills in reading a variety of academic texts. The focus is on developing students' abilities to indentify the main ideas and supporting details in the reading texts and use the information in responses to readings and classroom discussions. The course also focuses on expanding students' academic vocabulary.

2
ELP053

Intermediate Writing A

This intermediate level writing course is designed to develop students' abilities to write well-developed, well-organized and cohesive essays on personal and academic topics. The course introduces different strategies in the writing process and expands students' knowledge and use of vocabulary, sentence structures, and organization.

2
ELP054

Intermediate Grammar A

This intermediate-level grammar course develops learners' abilities to notice and understand the meaning and use of new grammatical forms in listening and reading texts; use new grammatical forms in speaking and writing with improved accuracy; and plan, monitor, and assess spoken and written output.

1
ELP056

Int. Listening and Speaking B

This intermediate-level listening and speaking course develops students' knowledge and skills in social and academic interactions such as lectures, classroom discussions, and presentations in the classroom context. The course also focuses on developing students' listening comprehension skills and strategies, note-taking skills, and building general and academic vocabulary, as well as improving their cohesion, coherence, and clarity of speech.

2
ELP057

Intermediate Reading B

This intermediate level reading course develops students' skills in reading a variety of academic texts. The focus is on developing students' abilities to identify the main ideas and supporting details in the reading texts and use the information in responses to readings and classroom discussions. The course also focuses on expanding students' academic vocabulary.

2
ELP058

Intermediate Writing B

This intermediate level writing course continues to develop students' abilities to write well-developed, well-organized, and cohesive essays on personal and academic topics. The course introduces different strategies in the writing process and expands students' knowledge and use of vocabulary, sentence structures, and organization.

2
ELP071

High Inter Listening/Speaking A

This high intermediate course was designed to develop students' abilities to listen to short authentic academic talks. It also aims to develop their abilities to participate in classroom discussion and presentations.

2
ELP072

US Culture

This course introduces students to various topics related to US culture, values, traditions, and ways of life through readings, discussion, and reflection on experiences.

2
ELP073

High Inter Writing A

This high intermediate course was designed to develop students' writing abilities to write well-developed, well-organized, and clear argumentative essays on a general or academic topic.

2
ELP074

High Inter Grammar A

This high intermediate grammar course was designed to develop students' ability to makr grammar choices in writing. It focuses on giving students corrective feedback on their writings, addressing common errors among second language writers, teaching students' self-editing skills, and introducing certain grammatical features useful for various academic writing tasks.

1
ELP076

High Inter Listening/Speaking B

This high intermediate course was designed to continue developing students' abilities to listen to short authentic academic talks. It also aims to develop their abilities to participate in classroom discussion and presentations.

2
ELP077

US Culture and Pittsburgh

US Culture-Pittsburgh is a course of study which will acquaint each student with historical and cultural information abou the City of Pittsburgh. It will also allow students to participate in and enjoy cultural experiences with are uniquely "Pittsburgh."

2
ELP078

High Inter Writing B

This high intermediate course was designed to develop students' writing abilities to write well-developed, well-organized, and clear argumentative essays on a general or academic topic.

2
ELP079

High Inter Grammar B

This high intermediate grammar course was designed to develop students' ability to make grammar choices in writing. It focuses on giving students corrective feedback on their writings, addressing common errors among second language writers, teaching students self-editing skills, and introducing certain grammatical features useful for various academic writing tasks.

1
ELP103

Advanced Grammar

This advanced grammar course was designed to develop students' ability to make grammar choices in writing with the focus on writing styles and mechanics specified in the latest guidelines for APA.

3
ELP122

American Literature

American Literature is a survey of contemporary American fiction, and all of our readings will be in the form of short stories. Students will learn to identify literary elements of fiction that help readers identify author purpose, audience, and cultural significance. Students will also be expected to write short response papers that discuss these literary elements in selected stories and to attend at least one literary event.

3
ENG100

Introduction to Literary Studies

This course focuses on the principles and methods of close literary analysis to develop critical reading and thinking skills. By examining how culture relates to literature, students explore how ethnic heritage contributes to writing; how writers define community and culture; and how strong oral traditions translate into literary forms.

3
ENG102

Expository Writing

A practical course for students who need to improve their grammar and usage skills, digesting and arranging ideas, marshalling suitable evidence, illustrating a point, composing distinct paragraphs, and commanding various appropriate means of reaching an intended audience. May be repreated up to three times with the permission of the English program.

3
ENG105

First-Year Writing

This introduction to college composition covers analytical and argumentative writing, oral presentation, critical reading, information literacy, and academic integrity. The course employs active-learning pedagogy of discussion and dialogue and examines intersections of race, gender, class, ethnicities, and systems of belief through the lens of relevant topics. Students who need additional support with writing skills beyond what is normally covered in the classroom (based on a diagnostic writing exam required before matriculation) will require Supplemental instruction through the PACE Center. Students with transfer credits may meet the requirement for ENG105 with the transfer of a college-level composition course or AP/IB credit.

3
ENG201

Environmental Literature and Film

ENG 201 considers how literature and film can engage the reader/viewer in issues of ecological sustainability. The course promotes the value of green spaces, an understanding of ecological systems, and a decentering of commonly held anthropocentric assumptions. Texts include contemporary films, fiction and nonfiction, such as Ruth Ozeki's All Over Creation (2004) or Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (2008). This course includes 10 hours of experiential learning at the Eden Hall Campus.

3
ENG204

World Literature

A critical approach to major writers in several world traditions, from various periods, including such representative authors as Chuang Tze, Plato, and Wole Soyinka, and such representative works as the "Book of Genesis," The Bacchae, and The Odyssey.

3
ENG207

British Writers I

A critical and historical approach to major writers in English during the Anglo-Saxon, medieval, and Renaissance periods, including such representative authors as the Beowulf poet, Chaucer, Spenser, Shake-speare, Donne, and Milton.

3
ENG208

British Writers II

A critical and historical approach to major writers in English during the Augustan, Romantic, and Victorian periods, including such representative authors as Swift, Pope, Johnson, Wordsworth, Keats, Arnold, Tennyson, and Browning.

3
ENG209

Linguistics

An introduction to theoretical and applied linguistics as the "science of language" and its history, nature, and functions. Includes consideration of cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural linguistics, the nature of learning language, and linguistic analysis. Fulfills secondary English education certification requirement; recommended also for any student considering graduate study in English.

3
ENG216W

American Writers I

A study of cultural and literary developments in America, beginning with the Puritans and culminating with the writers of the American Renaissance: Emerson, Thoreau, Douglass, Hawthorne, and Melville.

3
ENG217W

American Writers II

A continuation of English 216, with emphasis on such figures as Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, Henry James, Faulkner, and Sylvia Plath.

3
ENG220

Women in Science Fiction

This course focuses on the Science Fiction genre, attending in particular to issues of gender and sexuality. In addition to looking at images of women in Science Fiction (e.g. Barbarella or The Stepford Wives), students will study how women writers have used the genre to envision alternative gendered realities. How and why does this genre have specific appeal for women writers? How is Science Fiction particularly elastic when it comes to constructions of language, the body, sexuality, and identity?

3
ENG234

Minor Bird Lab

This course is a practicum for publishing Chatham's undergraduate literary journal, 'Minor Bird'. All phases of the publishing process are addressed, especially copyediting, design, and marketing. The course is designed to allow students to gain experience and knowledge of the creative, technical, and professional aspects of publishing a literary journal.

3
ENG241

Business Writing

Business writing is designed to help students write clearly and effectively about a variety of subjects for specific audiences. Through actual writing practice and discussions of readings, a number of important issues are addressed, such as targeting an audience, determining methods of organization, and developing a flexible style.

3
ENG241EX

Business Writing: Experiential Credit

3
ENG242

Introduction to Creative Writing

This course introduces students to the distinguishing features and traditional elements of poems, plays, fiction, and nonfiction writing. Students read classic and contemporary works in each of these genres, while attending to how a given text adheres to or plays with generic norms. Readings in genre theory will accompany each unit of the course.

3
ENG243

Creative Writing I

Students present a selection of their work each week for class comment and criticism. In addition, special problem topics are assigned weekly to develop writing skills. Readings concentrate on contemporary prose and verse.

3
ENG244

Creative Writing II

Students present a selection of their work each week for class comment and criticism. In addition, special problem topics are assigned weekly to develop writing skills. Readings concentrate on contemporary prose and verse.

3
ENG245

Advanced Writing Workshop

This course focuses on creative writing for experienced writers, geared toward preparing a finished manuscript for potential publication. Fiction writers work intensively on a single story, revising and integrating its various parts. Poets write either long poems or poetic sequences and experiment with contemporary variations on traditional forms.

3
ENG262

Introduction to Women Writers

Examining writers from Mary Wollstonecraft to the present, this course delineates the features of a literary tradition specific to women writing in English. Students study novels, essays, and poetry.

3
ENG282

20th-Century African-American Literature

This course is a critical study of major African-American writers from the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s to the present. Although the course concentrates on primary texts, specific attention is paid to contextualizing these works within historical and cultural frameworks. (See also Cultural Studies.)

3
ENG287

African-American Writers

This course provides an introduction to the African-American expressive tradition, including poetry, fiction, autobiography, song and folktales from the 18th century to the present. Examining writers such as Douglass, Chesnutt, Brooks, Baldwin, Ellison, and Walker, this course works to delineate the critical and historical contours of the African-American literary tradition.

3
ENG302

Environmental Children's Fiction and Film

This course considers how children's and young adult literature and film can awaken environmental sensibilities in the reader/viewer. Students explore textual representations of flora, fauna, and the elements; the human desire to affiliate with the natural living world; and how fiction and film can promote ecological literacy and awareness.

3
ENG303

Food and American Identity

Examines literature in multiple genres (e.g. fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, graphic novel, film/television, and long-form journalism) through the theoretical lens of food studies to understand how writers use food as a cultural object to point to issues of identity including race, class, gender, sexuality, age, ability, and systems of belief.

3
ENG310

Summer Community of Writers

The ten-day intensive residency in Pittsburgh is for upper-level BFA Creative Writing students. The residency is composed of genre-specific craft sessions, workshops, lectures, readings and one-on-one conferences with mentors.

3
ENG313

Special Topics

3
ENG321W

Shakespeare Survey

A representative study of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies as literary, dramatic, and Elizabethan art.

3
ENG327

Writing About Environment Science

This course is designed for students with some basic scientific skills, who might become scientists professionally, but all of whom will be communicating about science, often to non-scientists. In this course, we will read, discuss, and practice a variety of methods of communicating about environmental science, from popular culture to news to government reports. Students will competently translate scientific results into written journalistic English and will be able to evaluate scientific results from the news in terms of its scientific accuracy and clarity.Three hours of lecture per week. Cross-listed as ENV 327. Pre-requisite: any 200-level ENV course or permission of either department chairperson.

3
ENG350W

Seminar in Literary Theory and Scholarly Writing

An advanced course in writing literary analysis and methods of literary research; required of all junior English majors and interdepartmental majors before enrollment in the tutorial. Second-term junior status is required.

3
ENG355

Advanced Writing and Stylistics

This is an advanced writing class which concentrates on style, meaning, and effect. It is designed for upper-level students, and emphasizes the skills of writing more effective sentences, paragraphs and essays. The course focuses on writing academic papers, applications, proposals, and personal statements across the disciplines in appropriate formats.

3
ENG365

Writing Fiction

This is an upper-level course for BFA students specializing in fiction. Reading and writing will center on the craft of fiction and will include exploration of tools for creating character, scene, sense of place, summary, dialogue, framing, flashbacks, and transitions, as well as oral presentation and publication.

3
ENG366

Writing Nonfiction

This is an upper-level course for BFA students specializing in creative nonfiction. Reading and writing will center on the craft of nonfiction and will include exploration of tools for scene, sense of place, point of view, character and narrator development, tone, lyricism, structure, as well as oral presentation and publication.

3
ENG367

Multi-genre Writing

This is an upper-level course for BFA students focusing on creative writing for experienced writers, geared toward preparing a finished manuscript or portfolio of work for potential publication in the student's primary genre. Students read and write in the craft of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Offered every spring.

3
ENG368

Writing Poetry

This is an upper-level course for BFA students specializing in poetry. Reading and writing will center on the craft of poetry and will include exploration of poetic tools including figures of speech, meter, music and rhythmic devices in both traditional and experimental forms, and oral performance and publication of poetry,

3
ENG385

Toni Morrison Seminar

This seminar is a study of Toni Morrison’s literature within the context of African-American critical theory. Through Morrison’s work, students will engage in current issues regarding the politics of language, narrative authority, historical revision, the production of meaning, and African-American subjectivity.

3
ENG413

Special Topics

3
ENG425

Bleak Houses: Shifting Landscapes of the English Novel

This course will cover the modern European novel through the thematic rubric of "love and lies." The latter theme affords the opportunity to consider fiction not only as a medium of the literary genre of the novel but also as a discourse of self-expression, self-creation, and in the cases of some our lying protagonists, self-destruction. Students will focus on characters' constructions of "truth" and "lies" as these concepts are informed by characters' emotional positions. At its most ambitious, this focus on the dynamic of intersubjectivity not only provides important insights into the literature we will read but also enhances students' understanding of the interpersonal connections that drive individuals' worldviews and narratives.

3
ENG427

Ethnicity and Place

This course focuses on the connection between place and cultural identity in the shaping of a writer's distinctive voice. Influences include ethnic, regional, and linguistic markers, as well as dislocation from the place of origination. Regional focus within the global community may vary by academic term.

3
ENG428

Academic Writing

students develop the writing skills necessary for success in graduate school, including proper citations, time management, and the content and format for two types of research proposals. Students become proficient in the APA style and have the opportunity to resolve grammar and structure problems with the professor.

3
ENG429

The Literary Cookbook

This course examines the contemporary cookbook as a genre of literary nonfiction, influenced by autobiography, memoir, and personal essay. Students will read and write recipe texts through the theoretical elnses of food studies and literary theory to understand how cookbooks function as literature in the popular market and the academy.

3
ENG434

Literature of Fact

A study of selected nonfiction (e.g., essays, histories, biographies) designed to examine treatments of "fact" and to highlight differences in style among periods and writers. Selections compare 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century works to contemporary pieces.

3
ENG446

Wilderness and Literature

Through close reading of poetry and prose, students will explore the relationship between wilderness and literature - both representations of the natural world and what Stanley Kunitz calls "your wilderness . . . the untamed self that you pretend doesn’t exist, all that chaos locked behind the closet door, those memories yammering in the the dark." Writers examined include: Anne Carson, Mark Doty, Kathleen Hill, and Virginia Woolf.

3
ENG449

Exiles

This course will examine the 20th-century condition of exile in relation to its different configurations, from European émigrés to postcolonial subjects to experiences of exile in the United States, to the relation of exile to Diaspora (African, Indian, and Jewish). Students will see how different patterns of movement define subjects variously as exiles, migrants, nomads, and tourists. They also will approach the concept of exile from psychological, geographical, and cultural angles to understand the different uses of the term, its scope, and its limitations.

3
ENG452

Ecofeminist Literature

This course brings together theoretical, nonfictional, and fictional approaches to the study of women and the environment. Students will examine how diverse ecofeminist writers problematize, resituate, and reclaim the woman/nature paradigm--a construct historically based in patriarchal culture. This course focuses particularly on how representations of women and environment (ranging from the traditional to the radical) can help students rethink and reimagine their relationship to the ecological world.

3
ENG480

August Wilson Seminar

This course explores the dramatic work of August Wilson, paying particular attention to Wilson's ten-play cycle, which chronicles twentieth century African American life. Wilson's "Pittsburgh cycle" serves as a lens for reading the history of the city decade by decade.

3
ENG490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
ENG491

Independent Study

1
ENG493

Independent Study

3
ENG498

Tutorial: English

4
ENG512

Teaching Creative Writing in Alternative Spaces

This course prepares students to teach creative writing in alternative spaces, including jails, prisons, halfway houses, and medical facilities. Students will study existing programs, learn strategies to work with special populations, design a course, observe community based classes, and facilitate a community workshop.

3
ENG513

Writing About Food

Students will develop technique and skills for writing about food and culture by studying ethics; journalism, advertising, multimodal and new technology venues, recipe writing, food criticism, writing about food in a variety of genres from history to fiction, magazines, and websites. Course emphasizes both print and online media.

3
ENG514

Readings in the Pedagogy of Creative Writing

This course is a pre-requisite for ENG515 and focuses on the theoretical and pedagogical readings related to the teaching of creative writing.

3
ENG515

Teaching Creative Writing

Students will explore the genres of poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction from the perspective of a teacher, producing lesson plans, as well as developing a final curricular creative writing unit/course. Aspects of lesson design, classroom environment/management, the writing process, writing workshops, assessment, publication, and performance will be emphasized.

3
ENG523

The Craft of Creative Writing: Multiple Genres

This course may substitute for any other craft course for students specializing in any genre.Students will be introduced to the craft of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and will also be introduced to the workshop method and given instruction on sending out work for publication.

3
ENG525

Bleak Houses: Shifting Landscapes of the English Novel

This course surveys the English Novel from 1850 through the present. Of particular interest will be how these novels depict their subjects' relationships with notions of Englishness, and with the radically changing landscape from estate-culture to urban-industialized, and ultimately, suburban. Each novel will explore a new sense of Englishness rooted in the social-political and economic events of the era.

3
ENG527

Ethnicity and Place

This course focuses on the connection between geographic places and cultural identities. Ethnic, regional, and linguistic markers help define writers’ distinctive voices. Dislocation from the place of origination can also result in a creative tension. Students will read a variety of texts that explore the borderlands between ethnicity and place.

3
ENG528

Academic Writing

Students develop the writing skills necessary for success in graduate school, including proper citations, time management, and the content and format for two types of research proposals. Students become proficient in the APA style and have the opportunity to resolve grammar and structure problems with the professor.

3
ENG531

Readings in Poetry

This course is a graduate seminar focusing on the close reading of poetry drawn primarily from the modern and contemporary periods. Designed to complement the poetry workshop, this course is required of all MFA students specializing in poetry.

3
ENG532

Readings in Prose

This course is a graduate seminar focusing on the close reading of fiction and nonfiction drawn primarily from the modern and contemporary periods. Designed to complement the fiction and nonfiction workshops, this course is required of all MFA students specializing in fiction and nonfiction.

3
ENG533

Readings in Creative Nonfiction

This course is a graduate seminar focusing on the close reading of creative nonfiction drawn primarily from the modern and contemporary periods. Designed to complement the creative nonfiction workshop, this course is required of all MFA students specializing in creative nonfiction.

3
ENG535

Writing Poetry: Form

A poetry writing workshop to focus on form. Pre Requisite: ENG583

3
ENG537

Writing Poetry: Literary Movements

A poetry workshop focusing on readings from a particular poetic movement, and writing poetry that models or responds to movement. Pre-requisite: ENG583

3
ENG539

Writing Creative Nonfiction: Memoir

A creative Non-Fiction workshop focusing mainly on the memoir. Pre requisite: ENG582

3
ENG544

Writing Creative Nonfiction: The Lyric & Formally Adventurous Essay

A creative non-fiction workshop focused on lyric and experimental essay forms.

3
ENG545

Writing Creative Nonfiction: Literary Journalism

A creative non-fiction workshop focusing on literary journalism. Pre Requisite:ENG 582

3
ENG546

Wildness and Literature

Students read poetry, nonfiction and fiction that explore the relationship between wilderness and humans as well as the relationship between wilderness and culture. This seminar will trace the idea of wilderness in American literature through the twenty-first century.

3
ENG548

Writing Creative Nonfiction

This course is designed to teach the techniques and practice of creative nonfiction through participation in a process of peer review and commentary, reading and discussions of selections of other writers and stories, and regular submissions of original creative compositions. The course is taught in a workshop format. Pre-requisite: ENG582

3
ENG549

Exiles

This course examines the 20th-century condition of exile in relation to its different configurations, from European émigrés to postcolonial subjects to experiences of exile in the United States, to the relation of exile to Diaspora (African, Indian, and Jewish).

3
ENG551

Writing Fiction: The Short Story

This course furthers one's technique and practice of fiction writing via focusing on the short story. Classic models are read and analyzed for variety of P.O.V., character development, story structure, etc. Students are expected to participate in ongoing discussions and weekly peer review. This course is taught in a workshop format.

3
ENG552

Ecofeminist Literature

This course brings together theoretical, non-fictional, and fictional approaches to the study of women and the environment. This course focuses particularly on how representations of women and environment can help students rethink and re-imagine their relationships to the Earth.

3
ENG553

Writing Poetry

This course is designed to teach the techniques and practice of poetry writing through participation in a process of peer review and commentary, reading and discussions of selections of other poets and poems, and regular submissions of original creative compositions. The course is taught in a workshop format.

3
ENG554

Writing Fiction

This course is designed to teach the techniques and practice of fiction writing through participation in a process of peer review and commentary, reading and discussions of selections of other writers and stories, and regular submissions of original creative compositions. The course is taught in a workshop format. Pre Requisite: ENG581

3
ENG557

Writing Fiction: Story Collections/Novel-in-Stories

This course furthers one's technique and practice of fiction writing via studying booklength story collections and/or story cycles. Contemporary models are considered for their creative melding of varied themes. P.O.V.'s structures, etc. Students are expected to participate in ongoing discussions and weekly peer review. This course is taught in in a workshop format. Pre requisite: ENG581

3
ENG562

Children's Literature

Designed to complement "Writing for Children and Adolescents," this course surveys the best of children’s fiction and nonfiction and encourages the student to examine issues of plot, story development, character, setting, and creative use of language.

3
ENG566

Young Adult Literature

This course explores young adult fiction and focuses on authors that capture the teenage experience. Students learn the distinction between children's and adolescent literature, the history of the genre, the psychological challenges of adolescence, and literary structural elements and techniques.

3
ENG567

Long Projects

The Long Projects class is a multi-genre workshop focusing on generating long projects including memoirs, essay collections, novels, story collections, poetry collections or long poems.  Students may choose to work toward their theses in this class but work is not limited to the thesis.    

3
ENG568

Practicum: Fourth River Journal-1

This course is a practicum in which grad students publish the print edition of Chatham's national literary journal, Fourth River. All phases of the publishing process are addressed, with a special emphasis on editorial acquisitions and copy editing.

3
ENG569

Practicum: Fourth River Journal-2

This course is a practicum in which grad students publish the print edition of Chatham's national literary journal, The Fourth River. All phases of the publishing process are addressed, with a special emphasis on design, production, proofreading, marketing, and distribution.

3
ENG580

August Wilson and Pittsburgh

This course explores the dramatic work of August Wilson, paying particular attention to Wilson's ten-play cycle. We will perform close readings of the plays, examining themes such as urban migration, the blues and Black Nationalism, while simulataneously using Wilson's drama as a lens for reading the history of Pittsburgh.

3
ENG581

The Craft of Fiction

This is a required course for MFA students specializing in fiction. Students will experiment with creating scene, sense of place, summary, dialogue, framing, flashbacks, and transitions. Students will be introduced to the workshop method and given instruction on sending work out for publication.

3
ENG582

The Craft of Nonfiction

This is a required course for MFA students specializing in creative nonfiction. Readings and writing will include exploration of scene construction, sense of place, point of view, character and narrator development, tone, lyricism, structure and oral presentation of the work. Students will be introduced to the workshop method and given instruction on sending work out for publication.

3
ENG583

The Craft of Poetry

This is a required course for MFA students specializing in poetry. Reading and writing will center on the craft of poetry including music and rhythmic devices in both traditional and experimental forms. Students will be introduced to the workshop method and given instruction on sending work out for publication.

3
ENG584

The Environmental Imagination

This is a multi-genre course that focuses on the art and craft of nature and environmental writing. Students will read and study contemporary nature and environmental writing, and will be expected to generate creative work that illustrates a deep understanding of the literary tools available to writers in this genre.

3
ENG585

Travel Writing

This course focuses on the art and craft of travel writing. Students will read and study contemporary travel writing, and will be expected to generate creative work that illustrates a deep understanding of the literary tools available to writers in this genre.

3
ENG589

Creative Writing: Multi-Genre

A multi-genre craft course that includes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, children's writing and hybrid genres. This course fulfills the craft requirement for all genres.

3
ENG595

Independent Literary Publishing

This course gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience as publishers. Students will research independent literary presses or magazines of their own choosing, and then they will publish a literary chapbook by an author other than themselves.

3
ENG605

Prose Thesis Seminar

A workshop focusing on generating a thesis proposal, bibliography and significant creative work towards completion of the student's thesis. Readings will focus on creating and articulating a creative process and vision as well as models for longer creative projects. Normally taken the first semester of the student's second year, this course is a prerequisite for ENG698 Final Manuscript.

3
ENG606

Thesis Seminar

A workshop focusing on generating a thesis proposal, bibliography and significant creative work towards completion of the student's thesis. Readings will focus on creating and articulating a creative process and vision as well as models for longer creative projects. Normally taken the first semester of the student's second year, this course is a prerequisite for ENG698 Final Manuscript.

3
ENG607

Thesis Seminar: Poetry

A workshop focusing on generating a thesis proposal, bibliography and significant creative work towards completion of the student's thesis. Readings will focus on creating and articulating a creative process and vision as well as models for longer creative projects. Normally taken the first semester of the student's second year, this course is a prerequisite for ENG698 Final Manuscript.

3
ENG612

Mentorship I

Mentorship I is designed for students of Chatham low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program as the first-year tutorial class. During the mentorship, a student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor who guides the student's study of literature and craft; the mentor provides written commentary on the student's work.

6
ENG612I

Mentorship I- Part One

Mentorship I is designed for students of Chatham low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program as the first-year tutorial class. During the mentorship, a student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor who guides the student's study of literature and craft; the mentor provides written commentary on the student's work. Part one of two.

6
ENG612II

Mentorship I - Part Two

Mentorship I is designed for students of Chatham low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program as the first-year tutorial class. During the mentorship, a student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor who guides the student's study of literature and craft; the mentor provides written commentary on the student's work. Part two of two.

6
ENG674

Field Seminar: International

The field seminar is a traveling creative writing workshop designed to push students outside the realm of comfort and make them question their assumptions about themselves and their culture. Travel locations and specific topics will vary, but will always be outside the United States. May be repeated for credit. Additional fee(s): Field Seminar fee.

3
ENG674A

Field Seminar: International

The field seminar is a traveling creative writing workshop designed to push students outside the realm of comfort and make them question their assumptions about themselves and their culture. Travel locations and specific topics will vary, but will always be outside the United States. May be repeated for credit. Additional fee(s): Field Seminar fee.

3
ENG674B

Field Seminar: International

The field seminar is a traveling creative writing workshop designed to push students outside the realm of comfort and make them question their assumptions about themselves and their culture. Travel locations and specific topics will vary, but will always be outside the United States. May be repeated for credit. Additional fee(s): Field Seminar fee.

3
ENG678

Field Placement

During this course, taken in one of the final semesters of the M.F.A., students teach/study in a supervised field placement and practice the pedagogy of creative writing in a working classroom.

3
ENG683

Special Topics

Literature Courses on differing topics, usually thematically based.

3
ENG691

Independent Study

Independent study on a topic of the student's choice.

1
ENG693

Independent Study

Independent study on topics of the student’s choosing.

3
ENG694

Internship

Internship with a publishing company, literary press or other writing organization.  Must be approved by the director.

3
ENG698

Final Manuscript

Independent work on the final creative thesis and critical introduction. Taken in the last year of the MFA. The Thesis Seminar (ENG 605, 606, 607, 608, or 609) is a prerequisite for this course.

3
ENG709

Summer Community of Writers

This ten-day residency in Pittsburgh is particularly tailored towards ACT 48 educators or students seeking elective credit. Daily attendance in genre-specific writing workshops and conferences with visiting authors is required. Craft sessions, lectures and readings are available but optional.

3
ENG710

Summer Community of Writers

6
ENG710I

Summer Community of Writers - Part One

6
ENG710II

Summer Community of Writers - Part Two

6
ENG712

Mentorship II

Mentorship II is designed for students of the Chatham Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program as the second-year tutorial class. This course is designed to expedite the development of the student's MFA thesis.

6
ENG712I

Mentorship II - Part One

Mentorship II is designed for students of the Chatham Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program as the second-year tutorial class. This course is designed to expedite the development of the student's MFA thesis. Part one of two.

6
ENG712II

Mentorship II - Part Two

Mentorship II is designed for students of the Chatham Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program as the second-year tutorial class. This course is designed to expedite the development of the student's MFA thesis. Part two of two.

6
ENG800

Graduate Continuing Credit

Graduate Continuing Credit

1
ENV115

Shifting Environmental Paradigms

This course emphasizes quantitative and formal reasoning, critical reading and analytical thinking. Students, drawing on real life examples in environmental science, learn to identify and evaluate data and become knowledgeable consumers of scientific information, and explore the ways science and technology impact our everyday interactions with the world around us.

3
ENV115L

Environmental Paradigms Lab

This course uses laboratory modules on soil, water, plants, animals, climate and energy to enhance the material presented in ENV 115. Students will learn to make careful and precise observations, design testable hypotheses, collect and interpret qualitative and quantitative data, and integrate these findings into written and oral presentations.

1
ENV116

Global Environmental Challenges

This course explores the global implications of environmental issues. It is designed for all students interested in our global environment, one of the most critical issues of our time. The basic premise is that global ecological systems are in decline. This course will not only introduce students to the major issues causing or relating to this ecological decline, but also provide a template for thinking about and acting on solutions. Therefore, the focus is on active, participation-based learning, and students should leave the course ready to create environmental change.

3
ENV129

Our Fragile Earth: A Scientific Perspective

This course introduces students to a wide range of environmental issues from a scientific perspective. Specific topics vary from year to year, but this course utilizes lectures, discussions, laboratories, guest speakers and field trips to increase knowledge about environmental problems as well as increase scientific knowledge and literacy.

3
ENV129L

Our Fragile Earth Lab

This lab offers hands-on opportunity to perform basic environmental lab skills, including sater testing, bioassay, and greenhouse experiment protocol. The course may be taken independently oas a freestanding environmental lab course. Two hours of laboratory per week. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

1
ENV145

Environmental Biology

This course addresses contemporary environmental issues in a consistent and concerted fashion so as to introduce students to biological concepts. The concepts are developed to the extent needed to inform an understanding of the issues. Three hours lecture and two hours lab per week.

4
ENV145L

Lab: Environmental Biology

0
ENV147

Environmental Geology

Fundamental earth science concepts are used to assess the impact of increasing global population and development on the Earth’s natural resources as well as to examine how natural processes interact with human activities. Aspects of environmental geology that are particularly applicable to western Pennsylvania are emphasized. Three hours lecture and two hours lab per week. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

4
ENV147L

Lab: Environmental Geology

0
ENV202

Exercise and the Environment

This course will provide students with a basic understanding of how various environmental conditions impact all aspects of health and exercise performance. Topics to be discussed will include: environmental health concerns, air pollution, temperature regulation heat/cold stress, altitude and health, microgravity, and hypobaria. Three hours of lecture per week.

3
ENV208

Backpacking: Experiencing the Natural History of Western

Students learn local land-use and natural history, including soil formation, flora, and some fauna. Also covered are wilderness trip planning and leadership, including principles for minimizing human impacts and conserving outdoor spaces and wilderness heritage. One weekend overnight camping trip is required. Prior completion of 100-level science course is desirable.

3
ENV225

Environmental Ethics

An investigation of some of the important moral issues generated by human interaction with the environment (natural entities, ecosystems, and other species), such as obligation to future generations, the theoretical foundations for an adequate environmental ethic, biodiversity preservation, environmentally sound development and cultural practices, responsibility to animals, and personal choices and lifestyles. Cross-listed as PHI 225.

3
ENV242

Women and the Global Environment

This course will examine contemporary global environmental issues from a gendered perspective. It will address the following question: How does environmental change impact women’s lives, women’s health, women’s community roles, and how are women offering leadership to address these problems and offer alternative solutions at the global, national, and local levels? The course will examine these issues from a North/South perspective, examining how northern countries' consumption and policies are impacting women in poor and transitional countries. It will also focus on key environmental concerns, from climate change, resource extraction, population, consumption, and toxic contamination.

3
ENV247

Environmental Geology 

To be determined

3
ENV247L

Environmental Geology Lab

To be determined

1
ENV250

Plants, People, and the Environment

An introduction to the uses of plants by humans. Topics include the form, structure and genetics of plants related to their use as sources of food, shelter, fiber, flavors, beverages, drugs, and medicines. Plant structure and reproduction are studied in lecture and in-class activities with a particular focus on relationships between the plant's structural, chemical, or physiological attributes and the agricultural plant. Agricultural policies will also be discussed. Three hours of lecture per week.

3
ENV317

Environmental Solutions and Systems

This course takes an interdisciplinary, solution-oriented approach to the analysis of diverse environmental issues. Students learn systems thinking and sustainability as methods to evaluate and act upon environmental problems. Three hour lectures per week.

3
ENV327

Writing about Environmental Science

This course is designed for students with some basic scientific skills, who might become scientists professionally, but all of whom will be communicating about science, often to non-scientists. In this course, we will read, discuss, and practice a variety of methods of communicating about environmental science, from popular culture to news to government reports. Students will competently translate scientific results into written journalistic English and will be able to evaluate scientific results from the news in terms of its scientific accuracy and clarity. Cross-listed as ENG327.

3
ENV327W

Writing about Environmental Science

This course is designed for students with some basic scientific skills, who might become scientists professionally, but all of whom will be communicating about science, often to non-scientists. In this course, we will read, discuss, and practice a variety of methods of communicating about environmental science, from popular culture to news to government reports. Students will competently translate scientific results into written journalistic English and will be able to evaluate scientific results from the news in terms of its scientific accuracy and clarity. Cross-listed as ENG327.

3
ENV443

Environmental Chemistry

This course is an advanced study of the chemical principles underlying common environmental problems. It aims to deepen the student’s knowledge of chemistry and its role in the environment and to show the power of chemistry as a tool to help us comprehend the changing world around us. Cross-listed CHM 443.

4
ENV446

Wilderness and Literature

Through close reading of poetry and prose, students will explore the relationship between wilderness and literature - both representations of the natural world and what Stanley Kunitz calls "your wilderness...the untamed self that you pretend doesn't exist, all that chaos locked behind the closet door, those memories yammering in the dark." Writers examined include: Anne Carson, Mark Doty, Kathleen Hill, and Virginia Wolf. Cross-listed as ENG 446.

3
ENV451

Soil Science

Study of soils as natural bodies, media for plant growth, and ecosystem components. Topics include soil morphology and characteristics, composition, formation, conservation, and soil erosion. Physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils are related to the production of plants, the functioning of hydrologic and nutrient cycles, and the protection of environmental qulaity. Cross-listed as LNS 551

3
ENV492

Independent Study

2
ENV493

Independent Study

3
ENV498

Tutorial: Environmental Studies

4
ENV499

Tutorial: Environmental Studies

4
EXS101

Introduction to Exercise Science

This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of exercise science as a discipline and profession. Students will be exposed to methods and techniques employed to develop positive attitudes and habits that support an active lifestyle. Topics of health risk factors and wellness will be explored as they specifically relate to exercise. Possible career choices related to this field will also be discussed.

1
EXS102

First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

A 1-credit lab/lecture discussion course in which American Res Cross techniques of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional Rescuer, and Community First Aid and Safety are presented. In addition to these skills, current methods of management and treatment of emergency illnesses and injuries are also taught. All students who meet the American Red Cross standards will receive American Red Cross Certification. Two hours of lab per week. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

1
EXS103

Wellness

This course is designed to optimize students' wellness. The various dimensions of wellness will be explored and various field trips will be taken over the course of the semester. The dimensions of wellness that will be covered in this course include: Physical, Emotional, Social, Spiritual, and Environmental. This course will provide opportunities to support students' desires to lead a healthy lifestyle. Wellness opportunity resources will be provided to improve overall health. In addition, students will complete self-assessments and document their individual progress within each of the dimensions of wellness stated. This course fulfills a wellness course requirement.

2
EXS103EX

Wellness: Experiential Credit

2
EXS202

Exercise and the Environment

This course will provide students with a basic understanding of how various environmental conditions impact all aspects of health and exercise performance. Topics to be discussed will include: environmental health concerns, air pollution, temperature regulation heat/cold stress, altitude and health, microgravity, and hypobaria. Three hours of lecture per week.

3
EXS252

Exercise and Nutrition

This course introduces the student to the science of human nutrition and the relationship between health, exercise and food intake. Basic topics of digestion, absorption, metabolism, interaction and functions of nutrients will be covered. Special topics emphasized in this course include optimal nutrition for exercise and sport, energy use during exercise, evaluation of body composition (body fat, muscle mass), development of obesity, weight management, and nutritional factors in planning a successful muscular strength and endurance program.

3
EXS252W

Exercise and Nutrition

This course introduces the student to the science of human nutrition and the relationship between health, exercise and food intake. Basic topics of digestion, absorption, metabolism, interaction and functions of nutrients will be covered. Special topics emphasized in this course include optimal nutrition for exercise and sport, energy use during exercise, evaluation of body composition (body fat, muscle mass), development of obesity, weight management, and nutritional factors in planning a successful muscular strength and endurance program.

3
EXS301W

Introduction to Critical Research Appraisal

This course reviews current research design and statistical techniques needed for a better understanding of peer reviewed literature within exercise science. This course also reviews basic principles of an evidence based approach related to various types of exercise interventions, and common diagnoses and prognoses in the area of public health (e.g., obesity, diabetes). Material presented in lecture will be focused on "real world" data from the current literature. Two hours of lecture per week.

2
EXS302

Principles of Strength and Conditioning

Students learn to integrate anatomical and physiological function into a comprehensive strength and conditionng model. Topics include testing, evaluation, exercise techniques, program design, and aerobic endurance training. Students are introduced to facility organization, risk management, and developing a policies and procedure manual.

3
EXS303

Skeletal Muscle Biochemistry

This upper level undergraduate course will provide students with a comprehensive examination of the biochemical properties of skeletal muscle within the context of human health and disease. Specific topic areas unclude control of gene expression and protein synthesis, contraction and substrate utilization, non-muscle tissue interactions and exercise training and adaptations.

3
EXS326

Applied Exercise Physiology I

This course provides students with the knowledge of theoretical and applied aspects of exercise physiology with an emphasis on exercise response and exercise testing. An in-depth understanding of how the body responds when exposed to acute bouts of exercise will be provided through lectures and laboratories. Topics discussed will include physiological adaptations of the cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, and neuromuscular systems in response to exercise, and assessment of aerobic endurance, muscular fitness and body composition. Three hours of lecture per week. CPR and first aid certifications are required. Corequisite: EXS 326L.

3
EXS326L

Lab: Applied Exercise Physiology I

Experiments to complement the material presented in EXS326. Two hours of laboratory per week. Corequisite: EXS 326. Additional fee(s): Laboratory fee.

1
EXS345

Kinesiology and Movement Science

This course serves as an introduction to kinesiology and movement science of the human body. The student will learn the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the major joints of the human body and the application of kinesiology and biomechanical principles to describe and analyze normal and pathological human movement. Principles and practical application of motor learning, motor control and skill acquisition will also be introduced. Lab will include activities related to skill acquisition, performance and biomechanical analysis of functional motor patterns. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: BIO 201. Corequisite or Prerequisite: EXS 345L.

3
EXS345L

Lab: Kinesiology and Movement Science

Experiments to complement the material presented in EXS 345. Lab will include activites related to skill acquisition, performance and biomechanical analysis of functional motor patterns. Three hours of laboratory per week. Corequisite: EXS 345. Additional fee(s): Laboratory fee.

1
EXS345LW

Lab: Kinesiology and Movement Science

Experiments to complement the material presented in EXS 345. Lab will include activies related to skill acquisition, performance and biomechanical analysis of functional motor patterns. Three hours of laboratory per week. Corequisite: EXS 345. Additional fee(s): Laboratory fee.

1
EXS426

Applied Exercise Physiology II

This course provides students with the knowledge of theoretical and applied aspects of exercise physiology and wellness. The emphasis of this course is on the physiological adaptations to exercise training. Students will learn how to design exercise prescriptions for typical adult populations, athletic populations, and special populations (i.e. pediatric, geriatric, and obese). Three hours of lecture per week.

3
EXS426L

Applied Exercise Physiology II Lab

The emphasis of this lab is on the physiological adaptations to exercise training. Students will learn how to design exercise prescriptions for typical adult populations, athletic populations, and special populations (i.e. pediatric, geriatric, obese). Three hours of laboratory per week. Corequisite: EXS 426. Additional fee(s): Laboratory fee.

1
EXS490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
EXS491

Independent Study

1
EXS493

Independent Study

3
EXS498

Tutorial: Exercise Science

4
EXS499

Tutorial: Exercise Science

4
FDT141

Media Literacy

This course introduces students to the Macintosh computer interface and related media practices. Students explore digital foundations, media related histories, theoretical frameworks and critical examination of production elements as they discover how computers are radically changing the way image makers create and present their work. Cross listed as ART 131 and COM 141. Additional fee(s): Course Computing fee.

3
FDT150

Introduction to Digital Video Production

This course introduces the tools, technology, and techniques of digital video production. Students plan, script, manage, and produce videos using digital technologies. Along with the technical application, students will be exposed to the history of video as an artistic and instructional medium, as well as the relationship of digital video to film and television. The theoretical focus is on critiques of narrative construction. Cross-listed as ART/COM 150. Additional Fee: Applied Art fee.

3
FDT160

World Film History

This course presents an overview of the history of film by focusing on key countries, both Western and non-Western, whose film industries have made important contributions to world cinema and/or whose filmmakers have pioneered important film movements. The course places film industries and movements in the context both of cinematic history and history of the societies in question.

3
FDT161

Introduction to Film, Video and New Media Art

This course is an introduction to critical and aesthetic perspectives on film, i.e. the rules, codes, and strategies by which film represents reality. Students will be exposed to a variety of movements and moments in film history, but history will not be an explicit focus for the course. The course will map out the major conceptual areas in film studies using new methodologies in the areas of narrative comprehension, new vocabulary in film semiotics, and multiculturalism and the media. Issues explored in this course include questions of history and memory, self and other, and identity in both the Western and non-Western contexts.

3
FDT200

Final Cut Pro X

This is a 2-credit course that provides students with a foundational knowledge of Final Cut Pro X. In this hands-on course, students work with practical approaches to video editing, from basic techniques to powerful advanced features.

2
FDT210

Studio: Adobe Illustrator

This supplemental studio explores the practical applications of today's computer hardware and graphic design software. The focus of the class is on gathering critical knowledge and gaining basic mastery of a powerful design visualization and creative production tool. The studio will cover Adobe Illustrator on the Macintosh platform.

1
FDT213

Special Topics

3
FDT220

Studio: Adobe Photoshop

This supplemental studio explores the practical applications of today's computer hardware and graphic design software. The focus of the class is on gathering critical knowledge and gaining basic mastery of a powerful design visualization and creative production tool. The studio will cover Adobe Photoshop on the Macintosh platform.

1
FDT225

Female Narration: Race and Gender in Women's Films

This course looks predominantly at films directed by women who have worked out strategies for feminist film practice. The course will focus on the relationship between representations of women and the socio-political structures in which women live. It will also focus on the need for women, if they wish to affect perception of self and other, us and them, to take up the means of production. Exposing the sexual strategems in various contemporary societies permits women filmamakers to recreate the world in their own image. Study of traditional portrayals of women will support understanding of the differnces between subject and object postition. Negotiating these often conflicting spaces allows students to comprehend the multiple mediations that structure a critical consciousness. Such awareness allows questions of responsibilty in a world of diverse values and perspectives. The course is organized as a reading, viewing, and lecture, experience.

3
FDT230

InDesign Studio

This one credit supplemental course will provide students with a foundational knowledge of the InDesign interface. Students will learn foundations of InDesign, threading text-boxes, importing photos and styling images, utilize baseline grid, hypenation, and libraries to create simple and complex layout compositions.

1
FDT250

Introduction to Digital Video Production

This course introduces the tools, technology, and techniques of digital video production. Students plan, script, manage, and produce videos using digital technologies. Along with the technical application, students will be exposed to the history of video as an artistic and instructional medium, as well as the relationship of digital video to film and television. The theoretical focus is on critiques of narrative construction. Cross-listed as ART 250. Additional Fee: Applied Art fee.

3
FDT261

Web Design I: Code + Aesthetics

This introductory course in web design and net art production addresses formal design, aesthetic, conceptual and theoretical methods for the creative production and dissemination of student projects via a global network. Technical focus is on authorizing nonlinear documents using software and basic web programming languages. Students conceptualize projects around a variety of topics including: online social networks, memory and database theory, cultural interfaces, the screen and the body, and collective media. Cross-listed as COM 261. Additional fee: Course computing fee.

3
FDT300

Critical Theory

Critical theory offers a critical study of the key debates in theories of media and communication interfaced with cultural studies. This course also examines the communication circuit from production to consumption within the broader paradigms of cultural studies, feminism, politics of identity, and theories of ideology and postmodernism. Connections are made between these debates and wider debates in communication studies.

3
FDT300W

Critical Theory

Critical theory offers a critical study of the key debates in theories of media and communication interfaced with cultural studies. This course also examines the communication circuit from production to consumption within the broader paradigms of cultural studies, feminism, politics of identity, and theories of ideology and postmodernism. Connections are made between these debates and wider debates in communication studies.

3
FDT313

Special Topics

3
FDT313WPLA

Special Topics: Black Masculinities: Prior Learning

3
FDT350

Intermediate Digital Video Production

Students will utilize the nonlinear editing software program Final Cut Pro to examine methods of production and related theories involved in achieving structure in film and video. By conceptually dissecting and practically applying techniques such as splicing, transiitional effects, and other editing processes, students will render sophisiticated projects which are conscious of how the edit structures film and by doing so becomes another creative and technical layer for study. Cross-listed as ART 350. Additional fee: course computing fee.

3
FDT369

Interactive Strategies

3
FDT421

Digital Animation and Compositing

This production course provides an introduction to computer animation and visual effects. Stuents learn the principles, process, and philosophy of animation with a focus on the design and construction of environments, characters, and time-based motion. Students script, storyboard, design, and produce a short animated digital video. Cross-listed with ART 421.

3
FDT450

Advanced Digital Video Production Studio

This studio course is an intensive laboratory that looks at advanced methods of digital video production, including highly developed lighting practices, audio recording and mixing, nonlinear editing, and digital effects. Students will also experiment with various ways in which to prepare video for web streaming or embedding compressed video in multimedia applications. This course includes regularly scheduled screenings of significant experimental video and multimedia projects - continuing to engage students in conversations of aesthetic, structural, and critical concern. Cross-listed as ART 450.

3
FDT490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
FDT491

Independent Study

1
FDT493

Independent Study

3
FDT498

Tutorial

4
FDT499

Tutorial

4
FDT500

Lab: Final Cut Pro X

This is a 2-credit supplemental course that will provide students with a foundational knowledge of Final Cut Pro X. In this hands-on course, students work with practical approaches to video editing, from basic techniques to Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features. This is an Apple Certified Training Course. Additional Fee(s): Course Computing LAB Fee.

2
FDT510

Lab: Adobe Illustrator

This one credit supplemental lab explores the practical applications of today's computer hardware and graphic design software. The focus of the class will be on gathering critical knowledge and gaining basic mastery of a powerful design visualization and creative production tool. The ab will cover one of the essential design applications: Adobe Illustrator on the Macintosh platform.

1
FDT520

Lab: Adobe Photoshop

This one credit supplemental lab explores the practical applications of today's computer hardware and graphic design software. The focus of the class will be on gathering critical knowledge and gaining basic mastery of a powerful design visualization and creative production tool. The Lab will cover one of the essential design applications: Adobe Photoshop on the Macintosh platform.

1
FDT530

InDesign Lab

This one credit supplemental course will provide students with a foundational knowledge of the InDesign interface. Students will earn foundations of InDesign, threading text-boxes, importing photos and styling images, utilize baseline grid, hyphenation, and libraries to create simple and complex layout compositions

1
FDT543

The Media Production Industry

This course is offered in the final semester of the program and is designed to enhance the ability of graduates to establish themselves in the media production industry.

3
FDT550

Media Project I: Digital Video Production

Presents technical practices of digital video production: nonlinear editing, foundations of alternative screenwriting, videography, sound production, and other media-related processes are explored. Additional fee: Computing fee.

3
FDT563

Media Contexts I: Media History

Provides overview for incoming graduate students of current rhetorical concerns related to independent media, film production, and histories.

3
FDT571

e-Merging Media I

Maps ways the web can be utilized for the production of alternative narratives. Enables students to analyze and create works online using web-cams, streaming media, and interactive web-based projects. Additional fees: Course Computing fee

3
FDT613

Special Topics

Special Topics Class

3
FDT641

The Craft of Screenwriting

Provides a focus on the art and craft of Screenwriting. Students will read and study contemporary Screenwriting, and will be expected to generate creative work that illustrates a deep understanding of the literary tools available to filmmakers in this genre.

3
FDT650

Media Project II: Advanced Digital Video Productio

Introduces students to Avid non-linear editing system, the most widely used system within the industry. Students will have a chance to explore the ways in which the Avid DV Xpress can enhance traditional editing techniques. Addtional Fee(s): Course Computing Fee

3
FDT663

Media Contexts I: Theory

Analyzes the aesthetic conventions, narrative, and formats of new media, as well as the impact digital technologies have had on existing media.

3
FDT666

Cinematography and Lighting

In this course, students will focus on the skills required to make appropriate camera and lighting decisions under a variety of field and studio situations. Students will gain mastery of advanced concepts and principles of camera operation, camera movement, use of lenses, composition and lighting techniques used in digital filmmaking.

3
FDT667

Advanced Sound Design and Audio Post Production

In this audio production course, students will advance their audio knowledge and production abilities in sound design through sound recording, mixing, processing and editing. Students will learn how to assemble a pre-dub or temp mix, group and sub-mix tracks into the final dub that is for distribution and delivery.

3
FDT671

Emerging Media II: Advanced Web Design

Focuses on the technical through advanced study. Students will produce DVD, CD-Rom, and other interactive projects. Additional Fees: Course Computing Fee

3
FDT675

Media Project III: Advanced Sound Production

Focuses on advanced sound recording, editing, and mixing technologies using PRo Tools digital audio workstation. Additional Fee(s): Course Computing fee

3
FDT676

Media Project IV: Visual Effects & Animation Modes

Extends to visual effects, animation modes and compositing. Students will utilize this course to develop their masters' thesis topic and begin pre-production processes. Additional Fee: Course Computing Fee

3
FDT677

Media Project V

The mastery of written, oral, and production components: a self-directed project with an approved thesis topic generated by individual student interest. The final project is completed under joint guidance of the class instructor and an outside advisor. Additional Fee: Course Computing Fee

6
FDT692

Independent Study

2
FDT693

Independent Study

3
FDT800

Graduate Continuing Credit

Graduate Continuing Credit

1
FRN492

Independent Study

2
FST150

Food, Farm & Field

This course explores food, farm, and environment through readings, films, lectures, demonstrations, field trips, and on-farm and kitchen experiences in research and production problems. Activities include presentations on specific topics, group discussions, hands-on lab and field activities, individual and group presentations, field trips, and reflection through writing, video, and photography.

3
FST234

Asian Foodways

A strategic survey of Japanese, Chinese/Taiwanese, Korean, and South Asian food ways in their originating contexts and the U.S. Emphasis on anthropological understanding of food ways, cultural studies critique of class, gender, and family dynamics articulated via food, and historical transformations of food culture in response to migration and globalization.

3
FST250

International Cuisine

This course exploers international cuisine and culture through an interdisciplinary lens. Focusing on culinary history, the couse emphasizes knowledge of global culture and cuisine. One of the featred regions of study will align with Chatham's "Global Focus" for the academic year.

3
FST302

Nutrition and Community

This course focuses on North American community-based nutrition research, programs and policies. Students become familiar with community-based reserach, programs, and policies where nutrition plays a role. Using public health nutrition and community asset building, it includes an introduction to grant writing, evaluation, and assessment to support community health programs.

3
FST365

Coffee: History, Politics, Practices

This course includes hands on and practical experiences at local coffee roasters with different business models. Participants train in the Eden Hall student cooperative cafe at Eden Hall including cupping, barista, and tasting skills. The correlated readings and assignments address challenging issues surrounding coffee, including labor, global procurement, and labeling.

3
FST402

Global Agriculture

This multi-disciplinary course examines agro-ecological, socio-economic, and political issues in tropical agriculture in the global South, focusing on how production and consumption impact food, agriculture, and community sustainability. The course centers on a two-week visit to EARTH University in Costa Rica, plus pre- and post-trip sessions in Pittsburgh.

3
FST417

Safe Practices in Food and Agriculture

This course offers professional knowledge about safe practices in agriculture and food production, such as safe food handling, worker safety, best practices for agricultural markets, and overviews of regulatory organizations. Students will follow practicum materials to gain both food safety certification and good agricultural practices standing.

1
FST420

Basic Agroecology

Through working on Chatham's Eden Hall Farm as well as neighboring farms, students will integrate best practices for sustainable agriculture with theory encountered in class. Topics will include basic principles of soil fertility, biodiversity, agriculture history, effects of both conventional and organic agriculture, and the politics surrounding the issues.

3
FST420L

Growing Sustainably Lab

Through working with Chatham's Eden Hall Farm as well as visiting neighboring farms, students will integrate best practices for sustainable agriculture with theory encountered in classes. Topics will include basic principles of soil fertilitiy, biodiversity, greenhouse production, agriculture history, effects of both conventional and organic agriculture, and the politics surrounding the issues.

1
FST428

Tree Care

Tree care skills are integral to sustainable land and food system management. This course provides an introduction to arboriculture, tree climbing and pruning. It will teach proper tree pruning, basics of climbing, and basic equipment safety, applicable to tree work in urban or agricultural settings.

3
FST502

Essential Readings in Food and Agriculture

This class provides grounding in essential texts in the contemporary understanding of food and agriculture. Readings include key food histories, journalism, critical nutrition and food industry writers, and agriculture and environmental treatise. Class will meet monthly to analyze texts. Students will contribute to forum and blog discussions throughout the year.

1
FST504

Food Science Principals

We will study scientific literature on nutrient availability before and after cooking, learn about chemical and physical and visual changes to food through various storage and cooking methods and investigate our sensory responses to certain foods in various types of physical and cultural settings.

3
FST505

Food and Representations

Food is elemental to survival, culture, home, and subjectivity - to rituals of love, oloss, and celebration. Focusing on representations of food and eating in spiritual narratives, epic texts, myth, novels, and film, this class examines the cultural work food performs along with the varying meanings assigned to food and eating.

3
FST508

Food Systems

Examines philosophical, sociological, economic, and cultural issues related to the production and consumption of food. From Agrarianism to the Green Revolution, explores the transformations of industrialization, technology, and migration. Provides foundation in food systems and commodity chains as concepts and methodological tools for uncovering the relationship between communities, agriculture, markets, and consumers.

3
FST509

Food Access

If food is a basic human right, how do societies create universal access to food? What is the moral ethical basis for making citizens food secure in an age of global inequality? To what extent does providing food access need to consider culturally appropriateness, nutrition, and sustainability, and justice?

3
FST510

Food, Culture, History

Provides an overview of food and diet in transnational history, emphasizing cultural impact of modernity of food gathering, farming, plant biology, the body and consumption, health, taste, and cuisine. Topics include the development of agriculture, the causes of famine, the disruptions of colonialism, global exchange, industrialization, migration, and commercial economic dominance of the food system.

3
FST512

Practical Nutrition

Course provides an overview of nutrition as an evidence-based research field, focusing on groups and communities where research is conducted and then applied. Topics include science and politics of food categories; supplements and functional foods; weight and disordered eating, commercial, local, organic, and conventional foods; cuisine, culture, and diet.

3
FST513

Integrated Seminar in Applied and Environmental Microbiology

This course will provide a forum for interdisciplinary learning and discussion in the core areas of applied and environmental microbiology. Students will analyze case studies based on real-world issues, use evidence-based practice to devise solutions to applied problems, and develop communication skills to convey disciplinary knowledge to different audiences.

3
FST514

Wine, Ciders and Meads

This course provides a detailed study of wines, grape varieties, ciders and mead. Offers an exploration of global wine regions and regional traditions for ciders and meads. Experiential components utilize local fruits and honey to produce experimental batches of wines and meads. Includes lab at Eden Hall and fieldwork component.

3
FST515

Writing About Food

Students will develop technique and skills for writing about food and culture by studying ethics; journalism; advertising, multimodal and new technology venues; recipe writing; food criticism; writing about food in a variety of genres from history to fiction, magazines, and websites. Course emphasizes both print and online media.

3
FST518

Business of Food and Agriculture

In this class the student will learn both history and current practices related to food and agriculture as economic enterprises in the United States and the world. Skills include ability to understand strategic management principles including identifying target markets, niche marketing, SWOT analysis and diffusion of innovation theory. Students will be able to develop a business plan including understanding barriers of entry, compiling demographic data, developing feasibility studies, long and short term business goals, define and calculate a breakeven point, and budget formulation.

3
FST520

Basic Agroecology

Through working on Chatham's Eden Hall Campus farm as well as neighboring farms, students will integrate best practices for sustainable agriculture with theory encountered in class. Topics will include basic principles of soil fertility, biodiversity, agriculture history, effects of both conventional and organic agriculture, and the politics surrounding the issues.

3
FST520L

Growing Sustainably Lab

This course is a co-requisite to FST520, Growing Sustainably, and comprises the experiential lab component of the course. Students will engage in sustained research on sustainable agricultural projects, from biodynamic methods to soil or pest management comparatives. Course may be taken up to four times for credit.

1
FST521

Integrative Animal Care and Management

This multi-disciplinary graduate course examines a range of agro-ecological, philosophical, socio-economic, health, and policy issues in livestock management. Key themes include: comfort and behavior of live animals; grass- and grain-based animal production; animal (and socil and human) nutrition; livestock care; animal (and human) welfare; history of animal production; food safety.

3
FST522

GIS: Food and Agriculture

This course provides students with a solid foundation of the principles and applications of GIS, an introduction to the desktop software ArcGIS, and demonstrates its use in the public sectors related to food, agriculture, and resource use. Students will have the flexibility to focus on their particular area of interest through project work.

3
FST524

Greenhouse Production

Students will explore alternative season extension practices used in cold season production and compare the opportunities available to local farmers who choose to adopt season extension practices. Through class lectures and assignments students will learn the essentials of healthy soil, pest and disease identification, planting, harvesting and marketing opportunities available to sustainable farmers. Through working on Chatham's Eden Hall Farm as well as neighboring farms, students will integrate best practices for sustainable greenhouse growing with theory presented in class.

3
FST526

Agriculture: Systems of Practice

Students explore alternative agriculture practices used in farm management and compare local alternatives such as "Certified Organic", "Certified Naturally Grown', "Permaculture" and "Biodnamic" practices. Through class lectures and assignments students will learn to fulfill requirements for organic certification. Exploration of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) will provide a cultural and historical focus for this course.

3
FST527

Permaculture

Course explores natural systems, aboriginal knowledge and best practices for designing human systems, which reflect care of the earth. It integrates findings of agriculture, horticulture, ecology, alternative energy, community design and green building. Students learn methods of growing and living sustainably, with local examples and applications of permaculture design for Eden Hall.

3
FST528

Tree Care

This course provides an introduction to arboriculture, tree climbing and pruning. The class will teach proper tree pruning and the basics of climbing, as well as basic equipment safety, applicable to tree work in urban or agricultural settings, and an introduction to work as an arborist.

3
FST531

Sustainable Fermentation

Through hands-on production, tastings, lectures, students learn basics of fermentation,winemaking principles and practices, sensory evaluation through tastings, viticulture history, wine regions and types, winemaking methods, chemistry and winery operations. Local production includes root beer, beer, sake, local mead and vinegar. Emphasis will be on sustainable viniculture practices and local/global links.

3
FST532

Sustainable Meat Production

As part of sustainable agriculture and culinary knowledge, understanding meat production outside the conventional large scale processing facilities is a critical skill for students who will work with restaurants, farm markets, and other distribution venues.

3
FST575

Field Ecology

The goal of this course is to introduce the students to the principles of ecology in urban and rural environments. Initially there will be a series of lectures to study ecological concepts, with extensive reading and discussion from the primary literature. The students will gain the understanding of how the physical environment, global cycles and climate influence the biogeographical distribution of global and regional ecosystems and local microhabitats. Lectures will focus on the physical environment, plant and animal adaptations, population ecology and community dynamics. One-half of the classes will consist of field trips to observe flora and fauna, practice plant and animal data collection techniques using standard field methods, and to study human ecology and the impacts of population growth and resource consumption.

3
FST591

Independent Study

1
FST592

Independent Study

2
FST593

Independent Study

3
FST600

Oral History Intensive

This course is a practicum designed to allow students intensive experience conducting oral history. It presumes a basic knowledge of research methods and is meant to provide a platform for exploring voice, history, and experience as key issues in the study of food, agriculture, and society. Students will produce three oral history interviews and participate in on-line and in-person discussions of technique, theory, and function.

1
FST602

Global Agriculture

Examines how contemporary agricultural era is characterized by the simultaneous existence of radically different farming systems within the same region. Course explores prior examples historically and regionally. Focus is then on what makes the contemporary agricultural age different, including respect for 'traditional' approaches as viable 'alternatives'; social and scientific research supporting alternatives; farmers/practitioner awareness of options ;and consumer-citizens driven awareness and advocacy.

3
FST603

Food Journeys

3
FST605

Food and Climate Change

This course considers the relationship between Earth's changing climate and the human production and consupmtion of food. With attention to current theories and case studies, students will develp a comprehensive understanding of food systems in relation to global environmental change, with a specific focus on livelihoods, adaptation, sustainability, and justice.

3
FST607

Sustainable Consumption

3
FST608

Culture and Culinary Grains

3
FST609

Dairy: From Pasture to Plate

This multi-disciplinary graduate course examines a range of agro-ecological, philosophical, socio-economic, health, and political issues related to dairy production in the US. Key course themes include: dairy history; sustainable and conventional production; raw milk and consumption debates; livestock care; milking; cheese-making; dairy policy; international issues; and popular representation of dairy.

3
FST611

Religion, Community, and Food

This course explains the waqys in which sustainability and communal religious life have Intersected in the U.S. from the 17th century to the present. Using lecture readings, film, and independent research, we will study ethical farming practices, food sustainability, and moral food choices through the lens of American religious communities.

3
FST612

Food, Commerce, and Culture in Japan

Combined with field experiences, this course explores food and culture in commercial and domestic settings in a specific global site, to be determined each summer. Classroom work and field experiences will explore historical, cultural, economic, and geopolitical aspects of food in that site. Topics include: food and national identity, food and globalization, food and economic sustainability.

3
FST613

Community Research: Food and Health

Research focused on community needs, health and wellness issues, and the relationship between food access, agriculture, and food production. Participation in a pre-selected research study that aims to address some component of health, food access, agriculture, and cooking. May include: engaging relevant community agencies; recruitment of subjects; screening subjects for risk; adhering to IRB regulations; data collection and data entry, aiding in teaching a risk reduction class, participating in the urban garden, and coordinating cooking demonstrations.

1
FST614

New Product Development

This course will explore the new product development process from ideation to market. Students will study the methodologies and practices of product development in a traditional Consumer Packaged Good firm and apply modified methods to manage the new product development process for a start-up local distiller. Over the course of an academic year, students will develop and bring to market a liqueur to be sold by Pittsburgh Distilling Co.

3
FST615

Food, Labor, and Inequality

In this course, we will focus on theoretical and applied frameworks for thinking about the labor of growing food, transporting it, transforming it into comestibles, and finally, serving and cleaning related to food consumption. The course considers how global labor shapes the availability and appropriateness of food for different populations and therefore includes a substantial analysis of gender, race, and social class. Readings and discussion will touch on migrant labor, domestic cooking, waiting and serving, agriculture, cooks and chefs, and food professionals.

3
FST616

Cultivating the Midwest: Corn and Soybeans

Combined with field experiences in western Minnesota, this course explores food and agriculture in the Midwestern U.S. Classroom work and field experiences will explore historical, cultural, agronomic, economic, and geopolitical issues, including corn and soybean production, processing and distribution, alternative agrifood networks, and other food systems issues in the Midwest.

3
FST620

Research in Food and Agriculture

This course assists students developing a research, educational, public policy, or advocacy project in sustainable farming. Participants study a practical and current sustainable food and/or farming problem, review the literature related to the problem, develop management tactics and strategies to address the problem, and communicate their conclusions. Goal is to develop a research plan and project outcomes for a Masters thesis or project.

2
FST621

Applied Methods

This course provides an introduction to Q methodology, a quantitative/qualitative technique used for understanding diverse perspectives on issues. Students will learn about Q and conduct an independent research project that allows them to practice the technique from conceptualization through analysis.

1
FST622

Advanced New Product Development

This course explores new product development process from ideation to market. Students study methodologies and practices of product development in a Consumer Packaged Goods firm. Focus for the advanced course includes consumer testing, packaging development, and production process to develop and bring to market a liqueur sold by Pittsburgh Distilling.

3
FST624

Chocolate: Politics and Pleasure

This course will explore chocolate as a global product including history and culture, agriculture (growing trees, processing beans), direct/fair trade, labor and justice, health, chocolate production, sales, marketing, and sustainability. Experiential components include chocolate making, tempering; culinary practices, and site visits to chocolate manufacturers, culminating in the design and marketing of a sustainable chocolate product.

3
FST625

U.S. Agricultural Policy

This graduate multi-disciplinary course examines a range of philosophical, socio-economic, health and political issues related to agricultural policy in the US. It provides a foundation and introduction to U.S. farm policy as a means of exploring how political dynamics and choices impact the nature of food, agriculture, and communities at local, national and global scales.

3
FST640

Sustainable Community Development

This course explores how people can engage in creating more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable communities at multiple scales, from the local to the regional. The reading and assignments emphasize sustainable planning theory and practice as well as sustainable food systems perspectives. Students will engage in practice-based research and community projects.

3
FST683

Special Topics

3
FST691

Internship

Internship placement will focus on local nonprofits, advocacy group, community projects, food companies, farms, co-ops, food producers, and policy agencies. Directed experience can include developing products, community knowledge, food system data, or promotional materials (course requires instructor signature).

1
FST692

Internship

Internship placement will focus on local nonprofits, advocacy group, community projects, food companies, farms, co-ops, food producers, and policy agencies. Directed experience can include developing products, community knowledge, food system data, or promotional materials (course requires instructor signature).

2
FST693

Field Work Practicum

Students engage in semester long field work and internships. Class meetings address ethical, logistical, and intellectual issues of community-based work in Food Studies. Site-based project development and implementation occurs in supervised and collaborative settings. Individual meetings with professor provide career development and advance research proposal skills.

3
FST697

Thesis Practicum

Thesis Practicum is intended to assist Masters students in the preparation of thesis and to facilitate the transition from research and project development to writing. This course will review research methods and design, literature review, time management demands, project management, and presentation skills.

1
FST698

Thesis/Project

Course provides supervision and research guidance for Master‘s thesis or projects in Food Studies. Students will have instruction in data analysis, writing for public presentation and publication, professional development workshops, and community development issues.

1
FST800

Graduate Continuing Credit

Graduate Continuing Credit

1
HCA500

Analytics Consultant

This course provides students the opportunity to master skills needed to use data analytics software to be proactive in guiding decision-making. Students engage in the visualization of data to influence decisions regarding targeted performance improvement areas. Interprofessional business skills will be enhanced to translate data into actionable plans in order to improve quality outcomes.

3
HCA501

Analytics Leader

This course provides students the opportunity to strengthen basic skills and knowledge in using data to make decisions. Leadership skills addressing interprofessional communication, strategic thinking and persuasive motivation will be discussed. Students will engage in activities which advance their ability to use technology and information systems to influence outcomes and improve overall quality.

3
HCI502

Healthcare Delivery Systems

In this course, students will be engaged in dynamic content to gain an understanding of the role of information systems within healthcare delivery. The course provides an introduction to the use of information technology, information systems, data, and informatics in regards to health care delivery system entities and functions.

3
HCI503

Informatics Foundation and Health Care Technology

This course will assist students to develop a strong foundation of knowledge in understanding the impact technology and informatics has in the delivery of care across various settings. Student will be introduced to current and emerging technologies while exploring the impact on patient outcomes and staff satisfaction.

3
HCI504

Project Management I

This course introduces basic project management principles needed when altering workflow processes to include technology in various health practice settings (outpatient, inpatient, community health). Change management, quality assurance, and system redesign is introduced. By end of course, students will begin identifying a topic for their final informatics immersion project.

3
HCI505

Foundational Data Analytics

This course will explore how outcomes are dependent upon the integrity of data; the analysis of data; and the need for clearly defined report writing. Students will engage in manipulating data for analysis and interpretation.

3
HCI506

Health Policy and Informatics

This course will explore health care policy and how it relates to informatics. Students will describe the history and development of health care policy while comparing U.S. health care policies to other countries. Legal, privacy, storage, and security issues will be discussed regarding healthcare and genomic data.

3
HCI507

Informatics Immersion

This course leads students to combine management and technical skills to solve real problems regarding healthcare information systems and use of technology in a healthcare setting. The immersion project requires the application of principles in health systems, information technology, healthcare delivery and project management. Students must complete 80-100 internship hours.

3
HCI582

Project Management II

This course emphasizes the concepts/theories/practices in handling the fiscal and leadership responsibilities of project management related to informatics. By the end of this course, students will have developed their Informatics Immersion Project proposal. Students must complete 40 internship hours under the supervision of a mentor in the field of informatics.

3
HCI583

Virtual Engagement to Improve Health

This course introduces students to a virtual world where technology is driving change, impacting the way healthcare is delivered and managed through the use of the Internet, social media and mobile technologies. Students will engage in virtual activities that transform the traditional roles of interprofessional healthcare providers.

3
HCI631

Integrating Technology into a Healthcare Environment

This course will introduce students to key factors to be considered when integrating new technology within a healthcare environment. Understanding how to successfully create change, define current process, design future processes and complete a gap analysis using the four stages of a systems life cycle to successfully integrate or change technology.

3
HCI651

Database Management for Evidence-Based Decision Making

This course will assist the student in understanding the various database systems used within a healthcare setting. Key to this course is understanding how healthcare professionals can collect and extract data from database systems to assess the organizations performance and impact on patient outcomes.

3
HIS100

Introduction to World History

This course is an introduction to world history from the rise of civilization to the present. It establishes and compares major themes in the leading civilizations of today’s world. It investigates the development of the modern world system and interpretations of its impact on these civilizations.

3
HIS102

Introduction to American History

This course examines significant areas in the development of American society from the Colonial period to the present. It focuses particularly on the issues of gender, class, race, religion, politics, and ideology to provide students with the grounding in those areas crucial to understanding today's society.

3
HIS200W

Revolutions in Latin America

This course surveys Latin American history from colonization through the present with an emphasis on world hisotry themes. While the legacies of the colonial period will be briefly examined, the course will focus primarily on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Global themes will include the spread of European religions among indigenous populations;reverberation of liberal revolutionary ideas in the western hemisphere; the incorporation of Latin American and its populations into the world economy; the influence of race on society; and the spread of Marxism and resulting revolutions.

3
HIS201

Modern Middle East

This course introduces students to the cultural, religious, social, economic and political landscape of the Middle East. It provides an in-depth look at 'traditional' society, state and culture and then highlights change and resistance to change in the period since the First World War, when European imperialism redrew the political map and westernization threatened to redraw social, cultural and religious maps.

3
HIS202W

Modern Europe

The impact of World War I on Europe, the crisis of democracy and rise of totalitarian ideologies in the interwar period, and the decline of European influence in the world after World War II provide the focal points of the course. It then explores the slow resurgence of Europe, prospects for European unity, and revived European influence in international relations as a "third force."

3
HIS204W

East Asian Studies

An exploration of East Asian geography, history, language, and culture frim Zhou Dynasty (ca. 1,000 BCE) to present times. Focus on China, Korea, Japan with reference to neighboring regions and discussion of Taiwan. Emphasis on arts, ideologies, and East Asian cultural sites in Pittsburgh area.

3
HIS205W

Africa, Past and Present

This course is an interdisciplinary examination of the problems and promises of African development. It investigates the historical development of pre-independence society, culture, political institutions, and economic structures, and their interaction with post-independent economic problems and development strategies.

3
HIS207

Oral History, Neighborhoods, & Race

Through this course, students will learn about oral history and the racial dynamics of American cities, especially Pittsburgh, since World War II. Students will learn about the history of racial inequality in cities and the efforts of people to both combat and maintain that inequality. They will then conduct oral history interviews to further explore the role the lives of people in two neighborhoods in Pittsburgh.

3
HIS213

Special Topics

3
HIS215

Ind & the Working Class in Europe & America

This course seeks to understand who built America, under what conditions they labored, and to understand their hopes, dreams, and stuggles to create a better future for themselves and their families. The couse traces the historical development of the American working class from colonial times to the present. Particular attention is given to the formation of working class political and economic orgaizations and their impact on American history.

3
HIS216

Rise of the Third World

The emergence of Third-Worldism after 1945 is the central historical development of the twentieth century. The Afro-Asian movement namely aimed at recasting the historical initiative away from implacable colonialist powers. This course focuses on the analysis of doctrines and models that have collectively marked the rise of the Third World.

3
HIS228

Recent African History

Western media typically paints a catastrophic view of Africa with stories of conflicts, environmental degradation, horrendous sanitary conditions, and their corollaries. Are the positive trends regarding economic growth, democratization, and endogenous creativity bring overlooked? The course tackles this question while offering opportunities to gain substantial, practical knowledge about contemporary Africa.

3
HIS230

History of Social & Political Thought

History of Ideas surveys somoe fundamental normative questions that have been formulated in religion, politics, the Arts, and popular culture from Plato (5th century BC) to the present. It examines principles and methods of political and social thought as they relate to authority, obedience, freedom, equality, and justice.

3
HIS231

History of the British Empire

History of the British Empire examines the historical narratives relating to imperialism, ethnocentrism, military aggressions, colonization, acculturation, repression of revolt, technological diffsuion, intellectual outreach, and cross-cultural fertilization from the beginning of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I in 1558 to the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997.

3
HIS234

Asian Foodways

A strategic survey of Japanese, Chinese/Taiwanese, Korean, and South Asian food ways in their originating contexts and the U.S. Emphasis on anthropological understanding of food ways, cultural studies critique of class, gender, and family dynamics articulated via food, and historical transformations of food culture in response to migration and globalization.

3
HIS241

History of Islam

This course is a historical examination of classical Islamic civilization: its origins, nature, and development. Special attention is given to the religion of Islam and the contributions of Arabs, Persians, and Turks to Islamic civilization. Cross-listed as REL 241.

3
HIS247

American Environmental History

Environmental history examines human interaction with their environment over time, a relationship shaped by cultures and political economies. In US history, there have been competing ideologies of capitalist exploitation, conservationism, preservationism, and sustainability. The course will also introduce students to different facets and methods of environmental history.

3
HIS263

Gender and the Family in America

In every era of US history, family and gender have been subject to and shaped by other forced in society, such as religion, politics, and the economy. This course traces the history of social construction of family and gender from the antebellum period to the twentieth century. Attention will be paid to changing concepts of family roles, gender roles, and sexuality over time.

3
HIS307

Oral History, Neighborhoods, and Race

Through this course, students will learn about oral history and the racial dynamics of American cities, especially Pittsburgh, since World War II. Students will learn about the history of racial inequality in cities and the efforts of people to both combat and maintain that inequality. They will then conduct oral history interviews to further explore the role the lives of people in two neighborhoods in Pittsburgh.

3
HIS309

Digital Local History

This course examines current methods and technologies used in the production of digital history, with a particular focus on incorporating local history resources into on-line historical media.

3
HIS321

The Sixties, America & Vietnam

This course examines the 1960s in America and Vietnam. The course focuses on the war in Vietnam from multiple perspectives including those of Vietnamese and American leaders and ordinary people, examining the roots of the conflict and how it shaped lives and the path of history.

3
HIS351

Asian Migrations: Local and Global Narratives

Study of diasporic waves arising in Vietnam, Nepal, India, China, Japan, Korea, etc., and flowing to the US (especially Western Pennsylvania) and elsewhere. Graphic novels, lyric tales, gender and class, emigrant-immigrant and rural-urban transitions, viewed from Cultural Studies and historial perspectives. Assignments include analyses, an interview, and a communication project.

3
HIS352

Asian Migrations Field Experience

This course facilitates direct interaction with and contribution to Asian American community organizations. Through their contributions to non-profit service programs, students gain deeper understanding of specific Asian American communities, their strengths, and their needs. Students also develop skill in addressing different audiences in a professional manner.

1
HIS363

Gender and the Family in America

In every era the family has served as a basic human institution, but it has always been subject to other forces in society, such as religion, politics, and the economy. This course traces the history of the American family from the antebellum period to the twentieth century. It examines changes in relationships within the family (parents/children, husbands/wives) and the changing role of the family in society. Particular attention will be paid to the role of the family in defining gender roles and the effects of other institutions upon the family.

3
HIS490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
HIS493

Independent Study

3
HIS494

Independent Study

INDEPENDENT STUDY

4
HIS498

Tutorial: History

4
HIS499

Tutorial: History

4
HSC100

Introduction to the Health Professions

Introduction to the Health Professions explores a variety of health professions along with the roles and responsibilities of a health care professional. Students will interact with health care professionals and do self-exploration of their own career interests. They will be introduced to aspects of being a health care professional including integrity, leadership, ethics, cultural competency, and communication.

1
HSC201

Health Literacy: A Primer for Health Care Professionals

This one credit course focuses on the concept of health literacy. Students will be provided an opportunity to explore the influence of health literacy on health care decisions. Both challenges and opportunities for health care professionals will be analyzed. Strategies for promoting informed consumers of health-related information will be introduced.

1
HSC205

Emotional Competence

Students will be provided an opportunity to explore emotionally competent behaviors that are vital to therapeutic interactions within the health care environment. Both challenges and opportunities for health care professionals will be assessed.

1
HSC210

Climate Change & Human Health

This one-credit course provides a basic understanding of climate change and its influence on human health in the 21st century.

1
IAR105

Environment and Behavior

Intended for interior architecture majors or potential majors, this course introduces students to significant theories concerning the interaction of people and interior architecture. Emphasis is placed on shared human needs and differences based on age, culture, gender, and occupation.

3
IAR202

Theory of Interior Architecture Studio

This course is intended only for majors or potential majors and cultivates the ability to use formal architectural ordering to develop creative abstract designs that translate into three-dimensional compositions of space and form. Architectural theories and manifestos are explored through process tools and applied utilizing design exercises and projects.

3
IAR210

2D Visual Communication

This course develops graphic literacy as a language and philosophy for observation, analysis, expression, and presentation of interior architecture. Students will develop an understanding of design thinking and visualization and the skills needed to generate design drawings communicating interior environments. One-point, two-point, isometric, and axonometric drawing methods will be covered.

3
IAR213

Special Topics

3
IAR214

Digital Visualization I

This course explores design principles related to color theory, typography, branding, web design, print design and layout relative to portfolio design, interior design presentation, communication and development. This course also explores basic human centered design and product design principles as a basis for portfolio and visual design. This course is designed to aid and mentor students in assembling a design portfolio for their academic and professional work. Students will learn graphic design techniques for both print and web including basic tools in Adobe Creative Suite.

3
IAR215

Digital Drawing

Students learn the basic computer drafting and drawing skills associated with AutoCAD software. Projects include creating new work from scratch and working from existing files. An understanding of drawing layers, detailing, layout, and printing will be presented. Pre-requisite: IAR 210 or permission of instructor. Additional Fee: Course Computing fee.

3
IAR218

Building Codes

Students learn and apply relelvant building codes as they relate tot he health and life safety of the occupant. This course addresses energy laws, the principles of universal design and accessible code compliance.

3
IAR219

Drawing and Model Making

Students will develop the skills needed to generate design drawings using markers and colored pencils which communicate interior environments. One-point, two-point, isometric, and axonometric drawing methods will be covered. Students wille explore three-dimensional model making techniques.

3
IAR220

Interior Architecture I

This studio addresses problem identification and problem solving in the context of small scale projects of modest scope. Emphasis is placed on human factors, space planning, spatial experience, scale, materials, furniture, fixtures, equipment, and color with respect to user needs.

3
IAR225

Interior Architecture II

This studio addresses problem identification and problem solving in the context of small scale projects of modest scope. Emphasis is placed on human factors, space planning, spatial experience, scale, materials, furniture, fixtures, equipment, and color with respect to user needs. Additional Fee: Course Computing fee.

3
IAR230

Interior Materials

This course is intended only for interior architecture majors or potential majors and addresses architectural materials and finishes. Students learn to select, specify and apply architectural finishes. They create specifications, execute take-offs, and produce cost estimates for interior construction. Manufacturing processes, installation methods, maintenance requirements, code regulations, and testing standards are covered.

3
IAR231

Green & Sustainable Design

Global issues of energy use, resource depletion, and indoor air quality have promoted design professionals to re-evaluate design and construction processes. This course provides students with the knowledge of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and Environmental Design (LEED) certification system to promote environmentally responsible design.

3
IAR232

Color and Textiles

The first part of this course examines theories of color in relation to light and space. In the second part, key topics include the selection, specification adn application of textiles based on their properties and performance critieria, sustainability, installation methods, maintenance requirements, and regulations and standards.

3
IAR257

20th- and 21st-Century Architecture

This course is designed to relate the impact of architecture on both public and private spaces throughout the twentieth century and provide a view towards the future of architecture in the twenty-first century. The course will guide you through the major styles of architecture of the twentieth century and investigate the socio-historic context of the works and determinants of that architecture. Emphasis will also be placed on the interior spaces, furnishings and the arts and artists of the day.

3
IAR257W

20th- and 21st- Century Architecture

This course is designed to relate the impact of architecture on both public and private spaces throughout the twentieth century and provide a view towards the future of architecture in the twenty-first century. The course will guide you through the major styles of architecture of the twentieth century and investigate the socio-historic context of the works and determinants of that architecture. Emphasis will also be placed on the interior spaces, furnishings and the arts and artists of the day.

3
IAR259

History of Interior Architecture: pre-20th Century

This survey course examines world architecture from prehistoric times through the 19th century, including the built environment of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. Emphasis is placed on the role of interior spaces, furnishings, and art within architecture.

3
IAR260

Fallingwater Studio Residency

As a studio residency at Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, students develop and apply design thinking and visualization through the exploration and application of sustainable strategies, architectural theories, manifestos, and phenomenology. Student outcomes are the culmination of observations, hikes, lectures, reading, discussions, critiques and design charrettes resulting in a final presentation.

3
IAR261W

History of Interior Architecture: Pre-20th Century

This survey course examines world architecture from prehistoric times through the 19th century, including the built environment of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. Emphasis is placed on the role of interior spaces, furnishings, and art within architecture.

3
IAR310

Digital Visualization III

This advanced course focuses on Building Information Modeling (BIM) that integrates and synchronizes three-dimensional building modeling for use in all phases of the design process. Students are introduced to Revit and Sketch-up. Graphic rendering skills are also developed to help students communicate interior spaces Additional Fee: Course Computing fee.

3
IAR315

Construction Documents

Construction techniques are studied through the production of a set of construction documents. Issues addressed include the selection and assembly of materials, construction methods, detailing of interior finish systems and cabinetry, building codes, and accessibility. Additional Fee(s): Course Computing fee.

3
IAR316

Portfolio

This course will allow Interior Architecture students to solidify their professional portfolio for prospective internships and employment. Students will produce a physical and digital portfolio.

3
IAR320

Interior Architecture III

This advanced studio addresses concept development, design development, and detailing of medium- and large-scale projects. Emphasis is placed on program analysis, user needs, space planning, three-dimensional spatial development, design language and composition, materials and assemblies, color, lighting, acoustics, environmental systems, and building codes and life safety.

3
IAR325

Interior Architecture IV

This advanced studio addresses concept development, design development, and detailing of medium- and large-scale projects. Emphasis is placed on program analysis, user needs, space planning, three-dimensional spatial development, design language and composition, materials and assemblies, color, lighting, acoustics, environmental systems, and building codes and life safety. Additional fee(s): Course Computing fee.

3
IAR330

Building Systems

This course provides an overview of environmental control systems, including HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, power distribution, security, and data/voice telecommunication. Emphasis is placed on energy consumption and conservation, human comfort, and health and safety.

3
IAR335

Lighting & Acoustics

This course is an introduction to lighting and acoustics. Emphasis is placed on the psychology of lighting, visual comfort criteria, measurement and calculations, available technologies in lighting design, the selection of fixtures, and the application of computer-aided lighting simulation tools. Principles of acoustics, acoustic properties of materials and building systems in relation to building structures, sound transmission between rooms, and design methods in room and building acoustics are also addressed. Additional Fee(s): Course Computing fee.

3
IAR440

Internship

An internship experience prvoides students with a greater understanding of professional practice. With instructor approval, students work full-time in an office environment under the supervision of a practitioner.

3
IAR441

Environmental/Sustainable Community Service

Encouraging environmental stewardship, students are required to participate in an environmental community service project under the supervision of a field leader or faculty member.

1
IAR442

Environmental/Sustainable Community Service

Encouraging environmental stewardship, students are required to participate in an environmental community service project under the supervision of a field leader or faculty member.

2
IAR443

Environmental/Sustainable Community Service

Encouraging environmental stewardship, students are required to participate in an environmental community service project under the supervision of a field leader or faculty member.

3
IAR445

Professional Practice

In this course, students are introduced to the specialized services provided by the professional interior designer. Emphasis is placed on office operations and personnel issues, marketing strategies, project management, contract documents, ethics, and the legal and financial aspects of professional practice.

3
IAR470

Immersive Research Design

This writing based course introduces research methods and tools as the foundations of evidence based design. This course is a review and analysis of published research in the disciplines of interior design and architecture. Students are introduced to various methods of gsathering information and conducting research with emphasis placed on the selection and utiliziation of data collection strategies and tools, culminating in the development of a research paper.

3
IAR490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
IAR491

Independent Study

1
IAR492

Independent Study

2
IAR493

Independent Study

3
IAR498

Tutorial I: Interior Architecture

This course is the first part of a year long tutorial that stresses evidence-based design. Students create a program for a project selected by the instructor using the latest research and literature available. The program serves as the foundation for design decision-making in IAR 499. Prerequisite(s): IAR 325

4
IAR499

Tutorial II: Interior Architecture

This course is the second part of a year long tutorial that stresses evidence-based design. Using the program developed in IAR 420 as a foundation, students investigate a problem from concept generation through design development and detailing. Prerequisite(s): IAR 498 Additional Fee(s): Course Computing fee.

4
IAR502

Theory of Interior Architecture

This course cultivates the ability to use formal architectural ordering to develop creative abstract designs that translate into three-dimensional compositions of space and form. Architectural theories and manifestos are explored through process tools and applied utilizing design exercises including concept development, abstract ideation, physical embodiment, architectural composition and analytical review.

3
IAR505

Design and Behavior

The designed environment influences and is influenced by human activity patterns and behavior. This course is an introduction to significant theories concerning the interaction of people and interior architecture. Emphasis is placed on shared human needs and differences based on age, culture, gender, and occupation.

3
IAR510

2D Visual Communications

Intended for interior architecture majors or potential majors, this course develops graphic literacy as a language and philosophy for observation, analysis, expression, and presentation of interior architecture. An understanding of design thinking and visualization is developed. One-point, two0point, isometric, and axonometric drawing methods will be covered. Additional fee(s): applied art fee.

3
IAR514

Digital Visualization I

This course explores design principles related to color theory, typography, branding, web design, print design and layout relative to portfolio design, interior design presentation, communication and development. This course also explores basic human centered design and product design principles as a basis for portfolio and visual design. This course is designed to aid and mentor students in assembling a design portfolio of their academic and professional work. Students will learn graphic design techniques for both print and web, including basic tools in the Adobe Creative Suite.

3
IAR515

Digital Visualization II

Students learn th ebasic computer drafting and drawing skills associated with AutoCAD software. Projects include creating new work and working from existing files. An understanding of drawing layers, detailing, layout, and printing will be presented. Adobe Creative Suite and other rendering software are covered. Additional Fee: Course Computing fee.

3
IAR518

Building Codes

Students learn and apply relevant building codes as they relate to the hearlth, safety, and life safety of the occupant. This course addresses energy laws, the priciples of Universal design, and accessible code compliance. Pre-requisites: IAR520, IAR535

3
IAR519

Drafting and Model Making

Intended for interior architecture majors or potential majors. This course develops graphic literacy as a language and philosophy for observation, analysis, expression, and presentation of interior architecture. An understanding is developed of architectural scale, plans, elevations, and sections. Students will explore three-dimensional model making techniques.

3
IAR520

Architecture Studio II

This studio addresses problem identification and problem solving in the context of medium to large-scale projects of modest scope. Emphasis is placed on human factors, space planning, spatial experience, scale, basic elements of 2-D and 3-D design, concept devlopment, space planning, scale, textiles, and color with respect to user needs.

3
IAR525

Interior Architecture Studio III

The studio addresses problem identification and solutions in the context of medium to-large scale projects of complex scope. Emphasis is placed on programming human factors, universal design principles, space planning, spatial experience, scale, materials, furniture, fixtures, equipment, and color with respect to user needs.

3
IAR530

Interior Materials

This course is intended for majors or potential majors and addresses architectural materials and finishes. Students learn to select, specify, and apply architectural finishes. They create specifications, execute take-offs, and produce cost estimates for interior construction. Manufacturing processes, installation methods, maintenance requirements, code regulations, and testing standards are covered.

3
IAR532

Color and Textiles Studio I

The first part of this residential studio examines theories in color in relation to light and space. In the second part, key topics include the selection, specification and application of textiles based on their properties and performance criteria, sustainability, installation methods, maintenance requirements, and regulations and standards.

3
IAR535

Construction Methods

Intended for interior architecture majors, this couse provides an overview of architectual building systems, including exterior and interior construction methods and terminology.

3
IAR557

20th & 21st Century Architecture

This course is designed to relate the impact of architecture on both public and private spaces throughout the 20th century and provide a view towards the future of architecture in 21st century. The course will guide you through the major styles of architecture of the 20th century and investigate the socio-historic context of the works and determinants of that architecture. Emphasis will also be placed on the interior spaces, furnishings, and the arts and artists of the day.

3
IAR557PLA

20th and 21st Century Architecture: Prior Learning

3
IAR559

History of Interior Architecture

This survey course examines world architecture from prehistoric times through the 19th century, including the built environmnet of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. Emphasis is placed on the role of interior spaces, furnishings, and art within architecture.

3
IAR559CBE

History of Interior Architecture - Credit By Examination

3
IAR561

History of Interior Architecture

This survey course examines world architecture from prehistoric times through the 19th century, including the built environmnet of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. Emphasis is placed on the role of interior spaces, furnishings, and art within architecture.

3
IAR562

20th & 21st Century Architecture

This course is designed to relate the impact of architecture on both public and private spaces throughout the 20th century and provide a view towards the future of architecture in 21st century. The course will guide you through the major styles of architecture of the 20th century and investigate the socio-historic context of the works and determinants of that architecture. Emphasis will also be placed on the interior spaces, furnishings, and the arts and artists of the day.

3
IAR610

Digital Visualization III

This advanced course focuses on Building Information Modeling (BIM) that integrates and synchronizes three-dimensional building modeling for us in all phases of the design process. Students are instructed to REvit and Sketch-up. Graphic skills are also developed to help students communicate interior design schemes. Additional fees: Course Computing Fee

3
IAR615

Construction Documents Studio

Construction techniques are studied through the production of a set of construction documents. Issues addressed include the selection and assembly of materials, construction methods, detailing of interior finsh systems and cabinetry, building codes, and accessibility. Additional Fees: Course Computing Fees

3
IAR616

Portfolio

This course will allow Interior Architecture students to solidify their professional portfolio for prospective internships and employment. Students will produce a physical and digital portfolio. Addtional fees: Course Computing Fee.

3
IAR620

Interior Architecture Studio IV

This advanced studio addresses concept development, design development, and detailing of medium-to-large scale projects. Emphasis is placed on program analysis, user needs, universal design, space planning, three-dimensional spatial development, design language, composition, materials and assemblies, color, lighting, acoustics, envrionmental systems, building codes, and life safety. Additional Fees: Course Computing Fee.

3
IAR630

Building Systems

This course provides an overview of environmental control systems, including HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, power distribution, security, building codes, and data/voice telecommunication. Emphasis is placed on energy consumption and conservation, human comfort, and health and safety. Pre-requisites: IAR 535, 518

3
IAR631

Design for Sustainability

Global issues of energy use, resource depletion, and indoor air quality have prompted design professionals to re-evaluate design and construction processes. This course provides students with the knowledge of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification system to promote environmentally responsible design.

3
IAR635

Lighting and Acoustics Studio

This course is an introduction to lighting and acoustics. Emphasis is placed on the psychology of lighting, visual comfort criteria, measurement and calculations, available technologies in lighting design, the selection of fixtures, and the application of computer aided lighting simulation tools. Principles of acoustics, acoustic properties of materials and building systems in relation to building structures, sound transmission between rooms, and design methods in room and building acoustics are also addressed. Pre- requisites: IAR 525, 515. Additional Fees: Course Computing Fee

3
IAR640

Internship

An internship experience prvoides students with a greater understanding of professional practice. With instructor approval, students work full-time in an office environment under the supervision of a practitioner. Pre-Requisite: IAR620. Co-Requisite: IAR645

6
IAR641

Internship

An internship experience provides students with a greater understanding of professional practice. With instructor approval, students work full-time in an office environment under the supervision of a practitioner.

3
IAR642

Internship

2
IAR643

Internship

1
IAR645

Professional Practice

In this course, students are introduced to the specialized services provided by the professional interior designer. Emphasis is placed on office operations and personnel issues, marketing strategies, project management, contract documents, ethics, and the legal and financial aspects of professional practice.

3
IAR645PLA

Professional Practice: Prior Learning

3
IAR650

Interior Architecture V: Capstone Studio

This course stresses evidence-based design. Students create a program for a project selected by the instructor using the latest research and literature available. The program and research findings serve as a foundation for the investigation of a design problem from concept generation through design development and detailing. Additional fees: Course Computing Fee

6
IAR655

Graduate Research Methods

This graduate seminar is a review and analysis of published research in the disciplines of interior design and architecture. Students are introduced to various methods for gathering information and conducting research with emphasis placed on the selection and utilization of data collection strategies and tools, culminating in the development of a research proposal. Cross listed as LAR680 and LNS680

3
IAR661

Interior Architecture Inquiry

This course will introduce students to architectural theory through specific readings that will enable them to establish basic critical reasoning skills utilizing theoretical works. the course will focus on reading and discussing seminal texts while understanding their historical importance to architecture and interior design.

3
IAR662

Issues in Interior Architecture

students are introduced to current writings and discussion related to sustainability and globalization, which are then analyzed for their relevance to the decisions made by interior architectus. An awareness of current issues and how the student may impact them provides a framework as students engage in research for their thesis.

3
IAR665

Special Topics in Interior Architecture

Theory, research, and application are stressed in relation to interior architecture through various course topics. Special topics may include design and culture, design for special populations, design for specific building types, programming, post occupancy evaluation, and historic preservation.

3
IAR670

Supervised Teaching

Students have the opportunity to assist with a class in interior architecture under the supervision of a faculty member.

3
IAR670EX

Supervised Teaching: Experiential Credit

3
IAR675

Independent Study

In-depth investigation conducted independently by the student under the supervision of an instructor. This course may be taken to satisfy an elective requirement.

3
IAR680

Thesis Development

The thesis is independently taken by a student under the guidance of a thesis committee. The final project is a written thesis with original research or a creative design project that is supported by in-depth information information gatheringand written material.

3
IAR681

Thesis

The thesis is independently taken by a student under the guidance of a thesis committee. The final project is a written thesis with orignal research or a creative design project that is supported by in-depth information gathering and written material.

3
IAR691

Independent Study

1
IAR692

Independent Study

2
IAR693

Independent Study

3
IAR800

Graduate Continuing Credit

Graduate Continuing Credit

1
IHS150

Introduction to Integrative Health Studies

This course examines the core philosophy, principles and clinical concepts of integrative medicine. It provides a survey of the major domains of complementary and alternative medicine as well as conventional medicine; and describes models to combine the two through integrative medicine.

3
IHS200W

Integrative Nutrition

This course explores the role of diet and nutrition in health and disease from the perspective of holistic and sustainable food choices. It integrates the current evidence of nutrition’s impact on obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes and osteoporosis with the traditional study of macro- and micronutrients.

3
IHS210

Dietary Supplements and Botanical Medicine

This course examines the efficacy, safety, and regulatory issues of dietary supplements and botanical medicines in the context of the 1994 Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act. Their usage in the context of human body systems and medical disordes serves as the framework for the course.

3
IHS220

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

An exploration of the fundamental philosophy and principles that guide the practice of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. This course provides an introduction to the concepts of chi, yin, yang, five element theory, meridians, and hollow and solid organs that are used in the development of diagnosis and treatment.

2
IHS300W

Mind-Body Medicine

This course is an investigation into the unity of the mind and body, and their combined role in healing. It explores the mind’s role in illness, the impact of negative emotion, the placebo effect, and effective methods of treatment, including biofeedback, guided imagery, medical hypnosis, meditation, prayer, and energy therapies.

2
IHS310

Body-Based Practices

This course provides an overview of the multitude of body-based therapies utilized in complementary and alternative medicine. Topics will include chiropractic and osteopathic manipulative therapies, massage, Alexander and Feldenkrais techniques, structural integration, shiatsu, and myofascial release.

2
IHS360

Women's Integrative Health

This course addresses women‘s health issues from a holistic perspective including diet, exercise, stress management, dietary supplements, body therapies and alternative medical systems as well as conventional medicine.

3
IHS490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
IHS492

Independent Study

2
IHS493

Independent Study

3
IHS498

Tutorial

4
IHS499

Tutorial

4
IND101

Foundations of Learning: Theory & Application

In this course, students will learn the science behind how our brains learn, the significance of a growth-mindset, and how to become creators of their own success through active learning. Additionally, students will learn practical and engaging strategies for note-taking, active reading, time management, test-taking, and other study strategies.

1
IND104

LSAT Preparation

his course will help students prepare for the LSAT, by focusing on study skills particular to this examination.

1
IND105

Crime Scene Investigation

Using concepts from biology, chemistry, and physics, students will learn the basics of forensic procedures, including DNA fingerprinting, organic and inorganic analysis, arson investigation, and trace evidence. The course will focus on relevance and implications of evidence for a criminal trial and how to process the evidence at a crime scene.

3
IND105L

Crime Scene Investigation Lab

Using concepts from biology, chemistry, and physics, students will learn the basics of forensic procedures, including DNA fingerprinting, organic and inorganic analysis, arson investigation, and trace evidence. The course will focus on relevance and implications of evidence for a criminal trial and how to process the evidence at a crime scene. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory Fee

1
IND105LPLA

Crime Scene Investigation Lab: Prior Learning

1
IND105PLA

Crime Scene Investigation: Prior Learning

3
IND106

Dialogues Seminar

1
IND108

Gender and Contemporary Social Issues

3
IND115

Global Focus Seminar

This one-credit seminar is intended to foster student intellectual involvement in the Chatham Global Focus Program. Course participants attend a series of Global Focus events, lectures, and programs, and complete a specified number of assignments.

1
IND123

Prototyping & Design for Product Development

This course is designed for students with little or no background in design or product development. It provides an introductory explanation of the design process, incorporating design thinking and lean entrepreneurship principles, as well as prototyping for developing tangible products.

1
IND127

Drugs Around the World

One semester lecture course exploring drugs in various cultures around the world. The social, economic, and physical effects of drugs on various communities will be examined. The relationship between cultures of other countries and the United States will be emphasized.

3
IND150

International Program

International Students enroll in this course as a placeholder until they can complete their registration after they arrive on campus.

12
IND170

FY Research in Science

3
IND175

Introduction to Nursing Resources

This course will teach students how to develop and apply skills in locating, evaluating, and synthesizing information from a variety of resources. Over the course of five weeks, students will complete five assignments that are specific to each week's topic. This work is to be completed outside of class and is designed to help complete projects and papers in NUR402.

1
IND210

Chatham Semester International Internship Preparation Seminar

This course will prepare international students to conduct an internship search and work in a U.S. for profit or non-profit organization. Students will learn about U.S. workplace culture, U.S. interviewing techniques, networking and job search skills, and developing a professional web presence.

3
IND213

Special Topics

3
IND246

Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Training

These courses give students a foundation to facilitate intergroup dialogue classes and workshops. The topics of this course include group facilitation skills; individual and group social identity development; impact of prejudice and stereotyping; difference and dominance and the nature of social oppression; culture, culture cues, and judgements.

3
IND247

Intergroup Dialogue Seminar

Students participate in conversations and readings across social identities, discuss and explore experiences across social identities and institutional contexts, and examine historical, psychological, and sociological materials leading to understanding of self and other. Social identity topics will rotate and focus on one identity (race, class, gender, sexual orientation, etc.).

3
IND248

Practicum in Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues

This course supports students as they apply and improve their facilitation skills as dialogue course facilitators. It includes supporting students to plan classes in the intergroup dialogues course that they facilitate, deepen their awareness of their identity, and learn to facilitate through conflict.

4
IND250

Careers for the Digital Age

This course explores computing and digital skills that are essential to professionals in the 21st century across disciplines. Topics include the Internet, mobile technologies, coding, the collection, tracking, management and analytics of Big Data. Students will examine how these digital technologies may transform industries from music to healthcare.

1
IND310

Chatham Semester International Internship Reflection Seminar

This class will allow international non degree academic students participating in the Chatham Internship to reflect on their internship experience using academic journals and course texts.

3
IND350

Scientific Research Methods

This course serves as an introduction to research literature and research methodology in the sciences. Students prepare a research proposal including literature review, experimental design and methods, budget, timetable, and bibliography. Other topics include professional presentation techniques and research ethics. The student's major department must approve proposals prior to the Tutorial.

2
IND350W

Scientific Research Methods

This course serves as an introduction to research literature and research methodology in the sciences. Topics include professional writing, experimental design, presentation techniques, and professional and research ethics. Credit is not given for both IND350W and EXS301W.

2
IND491

Independent Study

1
INTACT301

Internship - Accounting

1
INTACT302

Internship - Accounting

2
INTACT303

Internship - Accounting

3
INTACT306

Internship - Accounting

6
INTART301

Internship - Art

1
INTART302

Internship - Art

2
INTART303

Internship - Art

3
INTBCH302

Internship - Biochemistry

2
INTBIO301

Internship - Biology

1
INTBIO302

Internship - Biology

2
INTBIO303

Internship - Biology

3
INTBIO305

Internship - Biology

5
INTBUS301

Internship - Business

1
INTBUS302

Internship - Business

2
INTBUS303

Internship - Business

The Chatham University Internship program provides students with the opportunity to acquire hands-on work experience in a professional setting. The student gains metacognitive insights, deep learning, and practical skills by reflecting on the internship experience under the supervision of an academic advisor.

3
INTBUS304

Internship - Business

4
INTBUS305

Internship - Business

5
INTBUS306

Internship - Business

6
INTBUS409

Internship - Business

9
INTCHM301

Internship - Chemistry

1
INTCHM302

Internship - Chemistry

2
INTCHM303

Internship - Chemistry

3
INTCOM301

Internship - Professional Communication

1
INTCOM302

Internship - Professional Communication

2
INTCOM303

Internship - Professional Communication

3
INTCOM304

Internship - Professional Communication

4
INTCOM305

Internship - Professional Communication

5
INTCOM306

Internship - Professional Communication

6
INTCRM301

Internship - Criminology

1
INTCRM302

Internship - Criminology

2
INTCRM303

Internship - Criminology

3
INTCRM304

Internship - Criminology

4
INTCRM306

Internship - Criminology

6
INTCST301

Internship - Cultural Studies

1
INTCST302

Internship - Cultural Studies

2
INTCST303

Internship - Cultural Studies

3
INTCST304

Internship - Cultural Studies

4
INTDSA301

Internship - Data Science Analytics

1
INTDSA302

Internship - Data Science Analytics

2
INTDSA303

Internship - Data Science Analytics

3
INTECN301

Internship - Economics

1
INTECN302

Internship - Economics

2
INTECN303

Internship - Economics

3
INTEDU301

Internship - Education

1
INTEDU302

Internship - Education

2
INTEDU303

Internship - Education

3
INTEDU407

Internship - Education

7
INTENG301

Internship - English

1
INTENG302

Internship - English

2
INTENG303

Internship - English

3
INTENG304

Internship - English

4
INTENG305

Internship - English

5
INTENV301

Internship - Environmental Studies

1
INTENV302

Internship - Environmental Studies

2
INTENV303

Internship - Environmental Studies

3
INTEXS301

Internship - Exercise Science

1
INTEXS302

Internship - Exercise Science

2
INTEXS303

Internship - Exercise Science

3
INTFDT301

Internship - Film and Digital Technology

1
INTFDT302

Internship - Film and Digital Technology

2
INTFDT303

Internship - Film and Digital Technology

3
INTFRN302

Internship - French

2
INTFRN303

Internship - French

3
INTHIS301

Internship - History

1
INTHIS302

Internship - History

2
INTHIS303

Internship - History

3
INTIAR301

Internship - Interior Architecture

1
INTIAR302

Internship - Interior Architecture

2
INTIAR303

Internship - Interior Architecture

3
INTIHS302

Internship - Integrative Health Studies

2
INTIHS303

Internship - Integrative Health Studies

3
INTISP303

Internship - International Studies

3
INTMTH301

Internship - Mathematics

1
INTMTH302

Internship - Mathematics

2
INTMTH303

Internship - Mathematics

3
INTMUS301

Internship - Music

1
INTMUS302

Internship - Music

2
INTMUS303

Internship - Music

3
INTPHY301

Internship - Physics

1
INTPHY302

Internship - Physics

2
INTPHY303

Internship - Physics

3
INTPOL301

Internship - Political Science

1
INTPOL302

Internship - Political Science

2
INTPOL303

Internship - Political Science

3
INTPOL304

Internship - Political Science

4
INTPOL305

Internship - Political Science

Internship: Political Science.

5
INTPOL306

Internship - Political Science

6
INTPSY301

Internship - Psychology

1
INTPSY302

Internship - Psychology

2
INTPSY303

Internship - Psychology

3
INTPSY304

Internship - Psychology

4
INTPSY305

Internship - Psychology

5
INTPSY306

Internship - Psychology

6
INTPSY309

Internship - Psychology

9
INTPSY312

Internship - Psychology

12
INTREL301

Internship - Religion

1
INTREL302

Internship - Religion

2
INTREL303

Internship - Religion

3
INTSSA301

Internship - Social Services Administration

1
INTSSA302

Internship - Social Services Administration

2
INTSSA303

Internship - Social Services Administration

3
INTSSA304

Internship - Social Services Administration

4
INTSUS301

Internship - Sustainability

1
INTSUS302

Internship - Sustainability

2
INTSUS303

Internship - Sustainability

3
INTSUS312

Internship - Sustainability

12
INTSWK301

Internship - Social Work

1
INTSWK302

Internship - Social Work

2
INTSWK303

Internship - Social Work

3
INTWGS303

Internship - Women's and Gender Studies

3
INTWST301

Internship - Women's Studies

1
INTWST302

Internship - Women's Studies

2
INTWST303

Internship - Women's Studies

3
LAR534

Soil Science

The focus of this course is to introduce students to the concept of soil as a natural resource, the basic physical, chemical and biological properties of soils; the management of soils for growth of terrestrial vegetation; the role of soils in buffering watersheds and aquifers from environmental pollutants; and the role of soils in natural and managed landscape and aquifer water budgets. The role of soils and associated vegetation in global carbon budgets will also be discussed. Emphasis is placed on soil as an influential factor in urbanized and disturbed settings.

3
LNG101

Introduction to Arabic Language and Culture I

This elementary language acquisition course is intended for students with no previous knowledge of Arabic. It emphasizes the development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills and introduces the basic vocabularies and structures of global general education requirement.

3
LNG101L

Introduction to Arabic Language and Culture I - Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course compliments LNG 101.

1
LNG102

Introduction to Arabic Language and Culture II

This course follows LNG101 and buillds on the structures and vocabularies already introduced. Its emphasis is on further developing the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. It provides cultural context to complement linguistic proficiency. The couse counts towards the International Certificate and fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG102L

Introduction to Arabic Language and Culture II-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 102.

1
LNG120

East Asian Scripts: Philosophy, Poetics, Practice

An outline understanding of the language and writing systems of China, Japan, and Korea is a useful and intriguing step toward deeper work in East Asian studies. This course gives conceptual overview and practical guidance for basic pronunciation, writing, cross-cultural communication, and related arts.

1
LNG121

Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture I

This elementary language acquisition course is intended for students with no previous knowledge of Chinese. It emphasizes the development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills and introduces students to the Hanyu pinyin romanization system and traditional characters. This course counts towards the International Certificate and fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG121L

Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture I-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 121.

1
LNG122

Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture II

This course follows LNG121 and buillds on the structures and vocabularies already introduced. Its emphasis is on further developing the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. It provides cultural context to complement linguistic proficiency. The couse counts towards the International Certificate and fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG122L

Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture II-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 122.

1
LNG131

Introduction to French Language and Culture I

This elementary language acquisition course is intended for students with no previous knowledge of French. It emphasizes the development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills and introduces the basic vocabularies and structures of the language. This course counts towards the International Certificate and fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG131L

Introduction to French Language and Culture I-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 131.

1
LNG132

Introduction to French Language and Culture II

This course follows LNG131 and buillds on the structures and vocabularies already introduced. Its emphasis is on further developing the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. It provides cultural context to complement linguistic proficiency. The couse counts towards the International Certificate and fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG132L

Introduction to French Language and Culture II-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 132.

1
LNG141

Introduction to German Language and Culture I

This elementary language acquisition course is intended for students with no previous knowledge of German. It emphasizes the development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills and introduces the basic vocabularies and structures of the language. This course counts towards the International Certificate and fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG141L

Introduction to German Language and Culture I-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 141.

1
LNG142

Introduction to German Language and Culture II

This course follows LNG141 and buillds on the structures and vocabularies already introduced. Its emphasis is on further developing the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. It provides cultural context to complement linguistic proficiency. The couse counts towards the International Certificate and fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG142L

Introduction to German Language and Culture II - Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG142.

1
LNG151

Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture I

This elementary language acquisition course is intended for students with no previous knowledge of Japanese. It emphasizes the development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills and introduces the basic vocabularies and structures of the language. This course counts towards the International Certificate and fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG151L

Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture I-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 151.

1
LNG152

Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture II

This course follows LNG151 and buillds on the structures and vocabularies already introduced. Its emphasis is on further developing the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. It provides cultural context to complement linguistic proficiency. The couse counts towards the International Certificate and fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG152L

Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture II-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 152.

1
LNG160

Spanish for Health Care Workers I

Effective communication with Spanish speaking patients is an important aspect of the health care profession. This 1-credit course is designed to equip students with the basic Spanish language skills needed in interpersonal communication in clinical settings. Emphasis is on specialized vocabulary building and oral proficiency.

1
LNG161

Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture I

This elementary language acquisition course is intended for students with no previous knowledge of Spanish. It emphasizes the development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills and introduces the basic vocabularies and structures of the language. This course counts towards the International Certificate and fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG161L

Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture I-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 161.

1
LNG162

Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture II

This course follows LNG161 and buillds on the structures and vocabularies already introduced. Its emphasis is on further developing the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. It provides cultural context to complement linguistic proficiency. The couse counts towards the International Certificate and fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG162L

Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture II-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 162.

1
LNG201

Intermediate Arabic Language and Culture I

This course is designed for students with one year of college-level Arabic and follows LNG102. Emphasis is on deepening linguistic and cultural knowledge to further build language proficiency. This course counts towards the International Certificate and Internatinal Studies major. It fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG201L

Intermediate Arabic Language and Culture I-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 201.

1
LNG202

Intermediate Arabic Language and Culture II

This course expands upon content learned in LNG201. It allows students to strenghten their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and deepen their understanding of Arabic and the Arabic-speaking world. This course counts towards the International Certificate and Internatinal Studies major. It fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG202L

Intermediate Arabic Language and Culture II-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 202.

1
LNG221

Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture I

This course is designed for students with one year of college-level Chinese and follows LNG122. Emphasis is on deepening linguistic and cultural knowledge to further build language proficiency. This course counts towards the International Certificate and Internatinal Studies major. It fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG221L

Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture I-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 221.

1
LNG222

Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture II

This course expands upon content learned in LNG221. It allows students to strenghten their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and deepen their understanding of Chinese culture and language. This course counts towards the International Certificate and Internatinal Studies major. It fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG222L

Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture II

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 222.

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LNG231

Intermediate French Language and Culture I

This course is designed for students with one year of college-level French and follows LNG132. Emphasis is on deepening linguistic and cultural knowledge to further build language proficiency. This course counts towards the International Certificate and Internatinal Studies major. It fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG231L

Intermediate French Language and Culture I-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 231.

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LNG232

Intermediate French Language and Culture II

This course expands upon content learned in LNG231. It allows students to review grammer and transition from basic communication to more in-depth spoken and written discussions of the French-speaking world. This course counts towards the International Certificate and Internatinal Studies major. It fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG232L

Intermediate French Language and Culture II-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 232.

1
LNG241

Intermediate German Language and Culture I

This course is designed for students with one year of college-level German and follows LNG142. Emphasis is on deepening linguistic and cultural knowledge to further build language proficiency. This course counts towards the International Certificate and Internatinal Studies major. It fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG241L

Intermediate German Language and Culture I-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 241.

1
LNG242

Intermediate German Language and Culture II

This course expands upon content learned in LNG241. It allows students to review grammer and transition from basic communication to more in-depth spoken and written discussions of the German-speaking world. This course counts towards the International Certificate and Internatinal Studies major. It fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG242L

Intermediate German Language and Culture II-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 242.

1
LNG251

Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture I

This course is designed for students with one year of college-level Japanese and follows LNG152. Emphasis is on deepening linguistic and cultural knowledge to further build language proficiency. This course counts towards the International Certificate and Internatinal Studies major. It fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG251L

Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture I-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 251.

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LNG252

Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture II

This course expands upon content learned in LNG251. It gives students the opportunity to strenghten their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and language. This course counts towards the International Certificate and Internatinal Studies major. It fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG252L

Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture II-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 252.

1
LNG261

Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture I

This course is designed for students with one year of college-level Spanish and follows LNG162. Emphasis is on deepening linguistic and cultural knowledge to further build language proficiency. This course counts towards the International Certificate and Internatinal Studies major. It fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG261L

Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture I-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 261.

1
LNG262

Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture II

This course expands upon content learned in LNG261. It allows students to review grammer and transition from basic communication to more in-depth spoken and written discussions of the Spanish-speaking world. This course counts towards the International Certificate and Internatinal Studies major. It fulfills a global general education requirement.

3
LNG262L

Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture II-Lab

A deepened understanding of the cultural values of the target language culture is a critical component of language learning and "world readiness." This course provides a platform oriented toward social and cultural experience, in order to enhance linguistic knowledge gained through in-class language learning. This course complements LNG 262.

1
LNG492

Independent Study

2
LNG560

Spanish for Health Care Workers

Effective communication with Spanish-speaking patients is an important aspect of the health care profession. This 1-credit course is designed to equip students with the basic Spanish language skills needed in interpersonal communication in clinical settings. Emphasis is on specialized vocabulary building and oral proficiency.

1
MTH103

Mathematical Reasoning

This course is designed for the non-science major, to give a new outlook on mathematics and to provide a sense of the beauty and applicability of mathematics in our world. Topics are primarily related to geometry and include shapes in two and three dimensions, conic sections, topology, fractals and applied geometry.

3
MTH104

Statistics for Everyday Life

One semester course covering descriptive statistics, statistical measures and distributions, decision making under uncertainty, applications of probability to statistical inference, and linear correlation. Particular emphasis on examples drawn from real world situations. Fulfills Chatham's quantitative reasoning requirement.

3
MTH105

College Algebra

The study of real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions, roots and radicals, quadratic equations and inequalities, graphs, systems of linear equations, conics, quadratic functions, and inverse functions. Three hours of class per week.

3
MTH108

Precalculus

Development of essential skills in algebra and trigonometry. Topics include the coordinate system, functions and their graphs, solutions of equations and inequalities, introduction to transcendental functions, trigonometric functions and their graphs, trigonometric identities, and the historical and cultural significance of mathematics. .

3
MTH110

Elementary Statistics

Topics include statistical measures and distributions, decision making under uncertainty, application of probability to statistical inference, linear correlation, introduction to nonparametric statistical methods, and application to problems drawn from the natural and social sciences. Three hours of class per week. Three hours of class per week.

3
MTH151

Calculus I

This is the first course in the calculus sequence. Topics include differential and integral calculus for algebraic and trigonometirc functions with applications. Four hours of class per week.

4
MTH152

Calculus II

This is the second course in the calculus sequence. Topics include differential and integral calculus for the transcendental functions, advanced methods of integration, and infinite sequences and series.

4
MTH215W

Introduction to Proof

This course introduces students to the process of reading, understanding and writing rigorous mathematical arguments. Additionally, students will become familiar with computer software used for analyzing math problems and typesetting mathematical documents. This course is a pre-requisite for many upper-level math courses and is intended to help students transition from problem-solving oriented classes such as Calculus into courses focused on understanding and writing proofs. Topics include: basic logic, introductory set theory, functions and relations, and quantifiers.

4
MTH221

Linear Algebra

Topics include finite dimensional vector spaces, geometry of R, linear functions, systems of linear equations, and theory of matrices and determinants.

3
MTH222

Multivariate and Vector Calculus

An introduction to multivariate calculus using vector spaces, partial differentiation and multiple integration, calculus of vector functions, applications to extremum problems, and differential equations. Three hours of class per week.

3
MTH241

Differential Equations

Introduction to differential equations. Topics include first-order and linear equations, systems of equations, series solutions, and Laplace transform methods with computer-aided study of numerical solutions, and introduction to partial differential equations, and Fourier series. Three hours of class per week.

3
MTH244

Discrete Mathematics

This course is an introduction to the fundamental logic and mathematical concepts of discrete quantities, as employed in digital computers. Emphasis will be on the careful and precise expression of ideas. Topics include sets and logic, relations and functions, proof techniques, algorithms, combinatories, discrete probability, graphs, and trees. Three hours of class per week.

3
MTH256

The History and Theory of Numbers

A survey of the history of our number system and theory of numbers. Topics covered include the development of number systems and mathematics from before the sixth century to the present, divisibility, factorization, arithmetic functions, quadratic reciprocity, primitive roots, and diophantine equations. Three hours of class per week.

3
MTH310

Probability

An introduction to the theory of probability and the role of proofs in mathematics. Topics include discrete and continuous probability functions, random variables, expectations, moments, moment generating functions, the central limit theorem, and Chebyshev's inequality. Applications of probability such as queuing theory, Markov processes, and reliability theory also will be covered. Three hours of class per week.

3
MTH327

Advanced Analysis

Foundations for abstract analysis, real and complex number systems, elements of point set topology and limits, continuity, and derivatives.

3
MTH341

Abstract Algebra

Introduction to elements of modern abstract algebra, including rings, groups, and fields.

3
MTH417

Seminar in Advanced Calculus

A study of specialized topics in differential, integral and vector calculus; sequences and infinite series; improper integrals; Fourier series; orthogonal functions; and functions of a complex variable. Three hours of class per week.

3
MTH418

Mathematics Seminar

A study of some specialized topic in mathematics not ordinarily treated in one of the regular course offerings. Three hours of class per week.

3
MTH490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone, undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
MTH493

Independent Study

3
MTH494

Independent Study

4
MTH498

Tutorial: Mathematics

4
MTH499

Tutorial: Mathematics

4
MTH562

Numerical Methods and Mathematical Modeling

Numerical methods and mathematical models used in computational science, including techniques for solving scientific problems, scientific visualization, and distributed and massively parallel architecture.

3
MUS150

History of Rock, Pop and Soul

This course explores the evolution of American and British popular music from about 1950 to the present day. Musical styles are studied and contextualized with an examination of related cultural, social and political trends. Attention is given to issues and constructions of race and gender as they relate to course material, particularly the changing role and status of women in American and British popular music. This course also introduces fundamental music terminology that is germane to the study of popular music.

3
MUS159

Music Fundamentals

The course introduces fundamental terminology and theoretical concepts associated with common practice Western art music. Specific topics covered include notation, scales, intervals, triads, rhythm, form and basic aural skills. This course provides the requisite knowledge necessary for MUS161: Music Theory I.

3
MUS161

Diatonic Tonal Harmony

The course covers principles of diatonic harmony and voice-leading, as well as species counterpoint and simple formal structures, with an emphasis on analysis and stylistically appropriate composition. The course includes an ear-training lab that features sight-singing, rhythmic performance, and melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation.

4
MUS171

Choir

Students prepare and perform a wide variety of choral literature for both women’s and mixed voices. An audition is required as are two, two-hour rehearsals per week. Pass/fail grading only.

2
MUS173

Instrumental Ensemble

Preparation and performance of chamber music for various ensembles.

2
MUS174

Jazz Survey

Students explore the origin and development of jazz from its African origins to Dixieland and contemporary styles. They become familiar with jazz musicians and a wide variety of jazz styles through recorded music and, when possible, live performances.

3
MUS175

Voice

One 30-minute lesson per week. Corequisite: Music 171 or another music program course. Additional Fee(s): Applied music fee.

1
MUS176

Voice

One 60-minute lesson per week. Additional Fee(s): Applied music fee.

2
MUS177

Voice

One 60-minute lesson per week plus performance. Additional Fee(s): Applied music fee.

3
MUS183

Composition

Students will work closely with the composition instructor to identify and articulate their personal artistic perspective, and develop sound or multimedia compositions that express this outlook. Students may also work on analytic projects that relate to their artistic projects. Specific goals are determined in collaboration with the instructor.

3
MUS191

Piano

One 30-minute lesson per week. Corequisite: Music 171 or another music program course. Additional Fee(s): Applied music fee.

1
MUS192

Piano

One 60-minute lesson per week. Additional Fee(s): Applied music fee.

2
MUS193

Piano

One 60-minute lesson per week, plus performance. Additional Fee(s): Applied music fee.

3
MUS195

Orchestral Instruments

One 30-minute lesson per week. Corerequisite: A music program course. Additional Fee(s): Applied music fee.

1
MUS196

Orchestral Instruments

One 60-minute lesson per week. Additional Fee(s): Applied music fee.

2
MUS197

Orchestral Instruments

One 60-minute lesson per week, plus performance. Additional Fee(s): Applied music fee.

3
MUS204

Music and Film

This course is intended for any level of undergraduate students with basic writing abilities and with no prior experience in music or film studies. This course provides a unique opportunity for students to study the interconnection between music and cinema in the context of ideas and themes that cross the boundaries of nation, language, and discipline.

3
MUS210

Music & the Natural World

This course will explore the intersection of music and nature in musical thought and practice. Students will explore readings from a variety of historical periods to understand the variety of ways in which the relationship between music and nature has been conceived. Particular emphasis will be placed on Early Modern thought as well as living composers such as David Dunn, Annea Lockwood, John Luther Adams, Alvin Curran, Christopher Shultis, and other sonic ecologists who incorporate sounds from the natural environment into their work. This course fulfills an environmental general education mission course requirement.

3
MUS252

Chromatic Tonal Harmony

The course covers principles of chromatic harmony and voice-leading, as well as advanced formal structures, with an emphasis on analysis and stylistically appropriate composition. The course includes an ear-training lab that features sight-singing, rhythmic performance, and melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation.

4
MUS262

Introduction to Computer Music

The course is a composition-focused introduction to computer music resources. Basic principles of digital audio and acoustics/psychoacoustics, as well as the history of electroacoustic and computer music, are introduced. A range of software applications are used for recording, editing, sequencing, synthesis, and processing. Discussion of compositon strategies and aesthetic issues guide the use of such techniques in creative projects.

3
MUS266

World Music

The course focuses on the music and related arts of selected major civilizations of the world, including India, China, and Japan as well as areas such as Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. Emphasis is placed on the factors resulting in art that is sometimes quite different from Western music.

3
MUS267

History of Music I

These courses examine the growth and development of music as an art, music as a part of the whole of civilization, and representative works of all periods leading to an understanding of music itself.

3
MUS267W

History of Music I

These courses examine the growth and development of music as an art, music as a part of the whole of civilization, and representative works of all periods leading to an understanding of music itself.

3
MUS365

20th-Century Music Analysis

The course introduces students to art music of 20th-century through the technical analysis of pitch, rhythmic, formal, and timbral structures. Composers whose work is studied in this course include, but are not limited to, Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, Igor Stravinsky, Pierre Boulez, Charles Ives, John Cage, Morton Feldman, and Iannis Xenakis.

3
MUS368W

History of Music II

This course is a continuation of History of Music I, and examines the growth and development of music as an art, music as a part of the whole of civilization, and representative works of all periods leading to an understanding of music itself.

3
MUS490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
MUS492

Independent Study

2
MUS498

Tutorial: Music

4
MUS499

Tutorial: Music

4
N101

Professional Concepts of Nursing

This course introduces the student to the role of the professional nurse. The concepts of communication, clinical decision making, professionalism and patient education are explored. In addition, the holistic aspects of patient care such as culture, spirituality, legal and ethical issues will be discussed. Tanner's clinical judgment model will provide the framework for the student's development of clinical judgment and decision making.

3
N102

Foundational Concepts of Nursing

This course introduces the student to the foundational concepts of nursing practice across the lifespan. Basic care and comfort is explored through the concepts of nutrition, elimination, safety, mobility and sensory perception. Physical assessment is a major component of this course. The promotion of health and wellness is an underlying theme carried throughout the course. The student is introduced to basic foundational skills of nursing practice, including medication administration, through both the clinical and lab settings. Students engage in clinical experiences in inpatient medical-surgical units.

9
N201

Physiological Concepts of Nursing

This course introduces the student to the physiological concepts of nursing practice across the lifespan. The fundamental aspects of oxygenation, perfusion, acid-based balance, fluid and electrolytes infection, immunity, inflammation, digestion and metabolism are explored. Through the integration of the nursing concepts, along with Tanner's clinical judgment model, the student begins to respond to identified patient problems in the clinical setting. Students engage in clinical experiences in acute medical-surgical units.

10
N301

Complex Individual and Family Nursing Concepts

This course introduces the student to complex individual and family concepts of nursing practice. The course explores dynamic concepts across the lifespan. Family dynamics, reproduction and growth and development alterations are a major focus of the course. Concepts of mental health nursing are explored as they relate to the individual and the overall impact on the family. Through the integration of nursing concepts, along with Tanner's clinical judgment model, the student focuses on assisting the individual and family to adjust to health alterations across the lifespan. Students engage in various clinical experiences in the areas of pediatric, obstetric, geriatric and behavioral health.

11
NUR111

Professional Nursing and Health Concepts

The student will be introduced to the role of the professional nurse based on the Nursing Standards for Professional Practice (Professionalism concept) and explore Tanner’s Clinical Judgment model (Clinical Judgment concept) to develop a systematic approach to clinical decision making. The concept of communication will be explored utilizing self-discovery techniques creating a foundation upon which professional, therapeutic, and structured communication skills will be developed. The concept of informatics will be introduced identifying technologies to support the safe communication of health information. Navigation of the clinical information system will be experienced in the clinical setting. Course taught through UPMC: Shadyside School of Nursing.

4
NUR112

Basic Health Concepts

The course examines foundational, patient-centered concepts for nursing practice including the concepts of functional ability and optimal human function, mobility, and sensory perception. The patient centered concepts of motivation and adherence are examined as a foundation for teaching the student how to effectively educate patients for optimal self-management and function. Course taught through UPMC: Shadyside School of Nursing.

5
NUR113

Health Assessment and Nursing Practice Strategies

This one credit laboratory experience is designed to complement the content in NUR112. The focus of this course is the development of the knowledge and skills needed to perform a complete physical assessment utilizing a systematic approach of data collection. This laboratory experience will permit the student to engage in developing cognitive and psychomotor skills to support nursing care related to functional ability, mobility, and patient education.Course taught through UPMC: Shadyside School of Nursing.

1
NUR211

Health Promotion Concepts

The focus of this course is health promotion, disease prevention and healthy lifestyles. Students will begin to recognize how the environment influences health and to discriminate between healthy and unhealthy lifestyle choices. The interaction of the individual and the environment inclusive of cultural and spiritual variations as they affect health and wellness will be explored. The attributes and roles of the professional nurse are expanded and applied to diverse experiences. Concepts of health promotion, nutrition, glucose regulation and stress-coping will be emphasized. The clinical experience will focus on the role of the nurse in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. Course taught through UPMC: Shadyside School of Nursing.

4
NUR212

Family Health Concepts

The focus of this course are the development tasks and adaptation as they relate to lifespan and health with the incorporation of selected health issues, physical and developmental changes in the life cycle, health maintenance, and health problems. The concept of caregiving as it relates to family and health care will be introduced. The clinical experience will explore family health care within the community and health care settings. Course taught through UPMC: Shadyside School of Nursing.

4
NUR215

Pharmacology in Nursing I

This course provides students with a foundation of basic pharmacologic concepts important for safe medication management. Through the exploration of medication classifications, students identify the implications to nursing practice. Building on the concepts presented in prerequisite nursing courses, the students explore medication management across the lifespan. Utilizing the nursing standards for professional practice, students will demonstrate skillfulness in safe medication management. Clinical laboratory will enable students to apply these essential aspects culminating in a medication math calculation competency exam. Course taught through UPMC: Shadyside School of Nursing.

2
NUR300

Maternal Child Nursing

This course encompasses nursing care and the promotion of growth and development of children and families. Emphasis is placed on the health promotional aspects of nursing care. Focus is on the needs of the young families in various life stages: perinatal through adolescence. The impact of acute and chronic diseases is explored from a holistic perspective utilizing a family centered approach. Students provide collaborative nursing care in both community and acute care settings. Additionally students will explore culturally appropriate nursing strategies to influence health. (4 credits theory/3 credits clinical)

8
NUR300B

Nursing in Acute and Chronic Psychiatric Illness

Shadyside School of Nursing Course

8
NUR311

Health and Illness Concepts

This course focuses on the health and illness continuum as it applies to human experience across the lifespan. Promotion of health, prevention of disease and the role of the nurse caring for individuals experiencing illness are examined. Concepts for nursing practice from the themes of homeostasis and regulation, protection and movement, and care coordination are explored.Course taught through UPMC: Shadyside School of Nursing.

6
NUR312

Mental Health Concepts

Incorporating prior knowledge of concepts of health, illness, stress, coping, and communication, this course focuses on the nursing care of individuals across the lifespan with acute and chronic alterations of emotions, cognitions, behaviors, and coping. The student will identify the impact these alterations have on the patient’s ability to actively participate and collaborate with staff in meeting care needs in all healthcare settings. Communication strategies are emphasized as pathways to safe, effective care and interdisciplinary collaboration. Course taught through UPMC: Shadyside School of Nursing.

5
NUR315

Pharmacology in Nursing II

This course provides students with advanced pharmacologic concepts important for safe medication management. Through the exploration of medication classifications that are utilized in the treatment of more complex concepts, students identify the implications to nursing practice. Building on the concepts presented in pre-requisite nursing courses, the students explore medication management of acute and complex concepts. Utilizing the nursing standards for professional practice, students will demonstrate skillfulness in safe medication management. Clinical laboratory will enable students to apply these essential aspects. Course taught through UPMC: Shadyside School of Nursing.

2
NUR380

Complex Health Concepts

Using prior knowledge of concepts of health and illness, this course focuses on the nursing care of patients with acute illness and subsequent complex health alterations. The themes of homeostasis and regulation, oxygenation and perfusion and health care delivery are examined through concept analysis of acid-base balance, gas exchange, perfusion, intracranial regulation, clotting and palliation as applied to complex health issues. Family dynamics as it relates to acute illness are explored. The role of the professional nurse is further developed with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and communication. Clinical experiences will include higher acuity acute care environments and long term acute care Course taught through UPMC: Shadyside School of Nursing.

7
NUR382

Professional Nursing and Health System Concepts

This course is designed to facilitate the student’s development and transition into the professional nursing role. Through guided experiences with registered nurse preceptors in the acute care setting, students are expected to integrate previous evidenced based learning. They will gradually increase accountability for the patient centered care of patients and their families experiencing functional and dysfunctional health patterns. The primary theme addressed in this course is care competencies for professional nurses that are examined through analysis of the concepts of health care quality and leadership. Course taught through UPMC: Shadyside School of Nursing.

5
NUR399

NCLEX Preparation

This course prepares the student to take the NCLEX-RN exam through a variety of individual and group strategies. Students will utilize test taking strategies to respond to high level NCLEX style questions and integrate knowledge from previous courses to meet the requirements of benchmarking for licensure as an entry level nurse. Course taught through UPMC: Shadyside School of Nursing.

2
NUR400A

Professional Role Formation and Transition

This final course in the program facilitates a transition into the professional nursing role. Through precepted clinical experiences, students are paired with RN preceptors gradually increasing responsibility and accountability for nursing care for groups of patients. Additionally, nursing conceptual frameworks supportive of new graduates’ transition to the workforce will be examined. Theory related to patient care management, nursing leadership principles and care delivery to groups of patients will be presented. Collaboration and professional communication will be emphasized. (2 credits theory/4.5 credits hours clinical)

7
NUR400B

Professional Role Formation and Transition

Shadyside School of Nursing Course

2
NUR402

Health Policy and Finance

This course is designed to explore the role of Health and Public Policy, financial considerations, formulation and role of legislation and regulation, and ethical principles related to ANA Code of Ethics. Also addressed are topics including value-based purchasing, end-of-life care, living wills, advanced directives, social networking and Affordable Care Act.

3
NUR403

Women's Health Nursing

This course will present an overview of issues relevant to women’s health nursing. Nursing assessment techniques specific to female clients will be explored. Specific nursing interventions to promote women’s health will be covered including: HIV, early detection of female cancers, reproductive health, mental health issues, osteoporosis, pharmacokinetics, nutrition, physical fitness.

3
NUR403W

Women's Health Nursing

This course will present an overview of issues relevant to women’s health nursing. Nursing assessment techniques specific to female clients will be explored. Specific nursing interventions to promote women’s health will be covered including: HIV, early detection of female cancers, reproductive health, mental health issues, osteoporosis, pharmacokinetics, nutrition, physical fitness.

3
NUR404

Community, Environmental Health Nursing

This course provides a framework for the development of nursing interventions promoting environmental health for individuals and communities. Students are placed in public health agencies for clinical practicum. Tools to assess the environmental health of a select community will be evaluated. Students will explore a particular nursing issue in greater depth as it relates to their clinical placements (air pollution, childhood cancers, toxic waste, noise exposure, etc).

3
NUR405

Cross-Cultural Nursing

This course provides a theoretical framework for the delivery of culturally competent nursing care. Concepts of illness, health, and wellness will be explored from a cultural belief system perspective. Recognizing cultural diversity, integrating knowledge of culture, and delivery of nursing care in a culturally appropriate/culturally sensitive manner will be studied.

3
NUR406

Issues in Geriatric Health Nursing

This course will provide an overview of issues relevant to geriatric health nursing. Nursing assessment techniques specific to older adults will be explored. Specific nursing interventions to promote older adult health will be covered including pharmacological considerations, nutrition, elder abuse, sexuality, coping with loss and grief, health and wellness promotion, and continuum of care.

3
NUR407

Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice

This course will enable students to critically review nursing research, choose a relevant clinical issue to examine, explore literature, and utilize nursing research in clinical practice. Ethical principles of nursing research, particularly protection of human subjects and other ethical accountabilities focusing on research utilization and evidence-based practice will be explored. 

3
NUR408

Nursing in Underserved Populations

This course provides a framework for the development of nursing interventions promoting health for underserved populations with a focus on minority health promotion. Students are placed in select primary settings devoted to the care of underserved/minority populations. Students will explore a particular nursing issue in depth as it relates to their clinical placements (access to health care, infant mortality, resources, cultural/communication barriers, issues related to aging).

3
NUR409

Clinical Prevention, Population and Environmental Health

This course provides a framework for the development of nursing interventions promoting population and environmental health for individuals and communities. Health promotion will be a significant focus of this course.

3
NUR410

Global Cultural Diversity and Specialty Population Nursing

This course is focused on various cultural and specialty populations. Multiple aspects of culture, vulnerability, and needs of individual populations will be analyzed and discussed. Content includes issues of ethics, social justice, health literacy, and barriers to care. (35 practice experience hours required)

3
NUR411

Geriatric Nursing

Multiple aspects of geriatric health and the aging population will be explored. Specific nursing interventions to promote older adult health will be covered including pharmacological considerations, nutrition, elder abuse, sexuality, coping with loss and grief, health and wellness promotion and the continuum of care. (35 practice experience hours required)

3
NUR412

Nursing Communication and Quality Improvement

This course will prepare the student for effective communication and collaboration amongst the interprofessional team with the goal of practicing high quality, safe, patient-centered care. Topics of quality improvement and interprofessional communication will be emphasized.

3
NUR499

Nursing Leadership and Professionalism Practicum

This culminating course encompasses various aspects of professionalism and leadership while shadowing multiple leaders in the clinical setting. Students will apply leadership concepts and decision making skills in the provision of high quality nursing care. (70 clinical hours required)

4
NUR499W

Nursing Leadership and Professional Practicum

This culminating course encompasses various aspects of professionalism and leadership while shadowing multiple leaders in the clinical setting. Students will apply leadership concepts and decision making skills in the provision of high quality nursing care. (70 practice experience hours required)

4
NUR501

Scientific Underpinnings for Practice

This course examines principles and processes of evidence based practice as a strategy to guide clinical decision making,initiate practice change and improve nursing practice, including translating, evaluating and disseminating the evidence. Course elements include gaining knowledge of research design, statistical concepts and search strategies.

3
NUR502

Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Professional Practice

This course focuses on normal, acute, and chronic human physiological processes across the lifespan. Attention will be given to genetic/genomic content that may alter or result in an acute or chronic disease. Information gained in this course may assist the student in performing a physical health assessment based on the symptomatology of various acute and chronic illnesses.

3
NUR503

Informatics Foundation and Health Care Technology

This course will assist students within the graduate program to develop a strong foundation of knowledge in understanding the impact technology and informatics has in the delivery of care across various settings. Students will be introduced to current and emerging technologies while exploring the impact on patient outcomes and staff satisfaction.

3
NUR504

Introduction to Organizational Leadership in Nursing

Emphasizing leadership decision making, this course includes an overview of theories, research, and applications that focus on managing organizational behavior, quality improvement, and systems leadership across health care delivery systems. Students will learn how patient care systems are structured, processes developed, and outcomes affected by actions of leaders and employees.

3
NUR505

Health Assessment and Promotion Across the Lifespan

This course provides an exploration of key concepts in pathophysiology, physical assessment, and pharmacotherapy across the lifespan for the masters prepared nurse. The role of gender, genetics, and cultural influences in the context of health assessment and promotion will also be analyzed.

3
NUR506

Professional Role: Communication & Collaboration for Improving Pt. Outcome

This course will assist nurses to develop, analyze and apply skills in collaboration and communication, including the Interprofessional Education Collaborative's core competencies, effective communication strategies based on complexity and transformational leadership theory, skills of presentation and publication to improve patient care and advance nursing practice.

3
NUR507

Health Policy & Advocacy

In this course students analyze and synthesize innovative approaches to complex issues in health care delivery at the local, state, and federal levels. Concepts such as politics, policy, market forces, and advocacy are used to assess how system approaches can affect health care delivery.

3
NUR630

Health Care Economics and Financial Management

The Health Care Economics and Financial Management course focuses on examination and understanding of health care financing and reimbursement concepts preparing a world ready nurse leader to function in a variety of health care delivery settings. Content focuses on concepts of budget and leadership management, infuencing policy makers, and linking patient care outcomes to resource management.

3
NUR631

Integrating Technology into a Health Care Environment

This course will assist healthcare professionals within a graduate program to develop a strong foundation of knowledge in understanding the impact technology and informatics has in the delivery of care across various health settings. Students will be introduced to current and emerging technologies while exploring the impact on patient outcomes and staff satisfaction.

3
NUR632

Curriculum Design and Evaluation in Nursing Education

This course focuses on the processes of curriculum development and evaluation that are critical responsibilities of nurse educators in schools of nursing, patient education programs, or staff development. Course goals include how the curriculum provides guidelines for program delivery and methods for evaluating program effectiveness.

3
NUR640

Leadership for Change

This course focuses on the needs of health care leaders to take health care delivery into the future through creative, innovative design initiatives focusing on a consumer driven health care delivery system. Content includes: variables impacting health care delivery systems, reimbursement and funding for design change, managing competition, and managing human and financial resources.

3
NUR642

Professional Role and Responsibility of the Nurse Educator

The professional role and responsibility of the nurse educator course focuses on diverse roles and practice environments experienced by nurse educators. The course will provide novice and experienced nurse educators with guidelines for practice in classroom, clinical, staff development, and various educational settings. Academic and institutional policies, protocols and legal aspects will be explored.

3
NUR650

Leadership and Health Care Operations

This course provides an overview of three distinct and necessary areas of leadership knowledge with an emphasis on managerial decision-making including legal aspects of health care, human resource management, and health policy. Students will work through specific scenarios in each of these areas to identify legal, ethical, and political issues.

3
NUR651

Database Management for Evidence-based Decision making

This course is designed to assist the student in understanding the various database systems used within a healthcare setting. Key to this course is understanding how healthcare professionals can collect and extract data from database systems to assess the organizations performance and impact on patient outcomes.

3
NUR652

Teaching Strategies and Information Technology for the Nurse Educator

This course will focus on strategies to develop knowledge and skill sets in pedagogy, teaching-learning theories, testing and measurement, and various educational technologies. An in-depth introduction to information technology that supports practice and improves patient care and outcomes will be explored.

3
NUR660C

Health Care Leadership Practicum

The Leadership Seminar focuses on relevant and timely health care leadership issues confronting today's health care leaders. Topics will include how to become a better leader, getting support in a leadership role, mentoring others, being a role model, identifying resources for success in a leadership role.

3
NUR660D

Health Care Leadership Practicum

The Leadership Seminar focuses on relevant and timely health care leadership issues confronting today's health care leaders. Topics will include how to become a better leader, getting support in a leadership role, mentoring others, being a role model, identifying resources for success in a leadership role.

4
NUR661

Health Care Informatics Practicum

The practicum focuses on the role of the healthcare informatics professional within a healthcare environment. Students will work closely with healthcare professionals who are directly involved in improving quality of care, organizational processes, or safety, engaging in a learning experience that further integrates program content. Practicum includes a formal preceptorship.

3
NUR662

Healthcare Education Practicum

The practicum focuses on the role of the professional nurse in the healthcare environment. Students will work closely with healthcare professionals who are directly or indirectly involved in improving care quality, organizational processes, or safety engaging in a learning experience that further integrates program content. Practicum experience includes a formal preceptorship.

3
NUR670C

Healthcare Leadership Capstone

This capstone course focuses on the expanded role of the professional nurse in the healthcare environment. The student will facilitate the implementation of their capstone plan developed in the practicum course. The student will work in a collaborative relationship with their preceptor and other identified healthcare professionals who are directly or indirectly involved with the project.

3
NUR670D

Healthcare Leadership Capstone

This capstone course focuses on the expanded role of the professional nurse in the healthcare environment. The student will facilitate the implementation of their capstone plan developed in the practicum course. The student will work in a collaborative relationship with their preceptor and other identified healthcare professionals who are directly or indirectly involved with the project.

4
NUR671

Healthcare Informatics Capstone

This capstone course focuses on the expanded role of the healthcare informatics professional in the healthcare environment. The student will facilitate the implementation of their capstone project developed in the practicum course. The student will work in a collaborative relationship with a preceptor and other identified healthcare professionals who are involved in their project.

3
NUR672

Healthcare Education Capstone

This capstone focuses on the expanded role of the professional nurse in the healthcare environment. The student will facilitate the implementation of their capstone project developed in the practicum course. The student will work in a collaborative relationship with their preceptor and other identified healthcare professionals who are involved in their project.

3
NUR693A

Independent Study

Independent Study

1
NUR693B

Independent Study:

Independent Study

2
NUR693C

Independent Study:

Independent Study

3
NUR697A

Nursing Practice Experience

This course provides an opportunity for students to gain practice experience (PE) related to an area of interest. The student will select a practice area and work under the guidance of a preceptor. This course is designed for those planning admission to Chatham University's DNP program and lack the required practice experience hours.

1
NUR697B

Nursing Practice Experience

This course provides an opportunity for students to gain practice experience (PE) related to an area of interest. The student will select a practice area and work under the guidance of a preceptor. This course is designed for those planning admission to Chatham University's DNP program and lack the required practice experience hours.

2
NUR697C

Nursing Practice Experience

This course provides an opportunity for students to gain practice experience (PE) related to an area of interest. The student will select a practice area and work under the guidance of a preceptor. This course is designed for those planning admission to Chatham University's DNP program and lack the required practice experience hours.

3
NUR700

Structure & App of Contemporary Nursing Knowledge

This course introduces the advanced practice nurse to the world of contemporary nursing knowledge, as formalized in conceptual models of nursing and nursing theories applied to clinical practice. There is emphasis on the metaparadigm, philosophies, conceptual models, theories, and empirical indicators linking them to clinical practice.

3
NUR702

Developing Evidence-Based Practice

This course prepares students with skills and competencies needed to build and assimilate knowledge for establishing a scholarly trajectory at a high level of complexity. This clinical course consists of 125 clinical hours and is the foundation for the culminating Capstone project focusing on improving practice.

3
NUR703

Ethics and Public Policy in Healthcare Delivery

This course focuses on ethical issues and public policy in healthcare. Students develp strategies to manage ethical dilemmas and analyze health policy to educate, advocate and provide leadership in shaping healthcare policy.

3
NUR704

Quality Improvement in Health Care

This course focuses on quality improvement initiatives, including the protection of human subjects. The emphasis is on skills and competencies needed to provide leadership in quality and systems change. This course includes 125 clinical hours and is the foundation for the culminating Capstone project focusing on improved practice and outcomes.

3
NUR705

Advancing Practice: Scholarship and Grant Writing

This course provides further investigation of evidence-based practice advancing nursing leadership and clinical outcomes. Students will develop skills for clinical scholarship including manuscript development and grant writing.

3
NUR706

Communication and Collaboration for Health Care Leadership

This course focuses on strategies to improve professional communication with peers, subordinates, and patients in the health care environment.

3
NUR707

Information Technology and Data-Driven Decision Making

This course provides students with an opportunity to examine the value of technology and information systems to support evidence-based practice, guidelines and policy across various health settings. Various methods for gathering, managing, and synthesizing data will be introduced in order to conduct analyses for quality improvement, financial and outcome evaluations.

3
NUR799

Capstone Experience

This course provides an opportunity for the student to implement and evaluate a planned evidence-based practice change project. This project lays the groundwork for future scholarship. This course culminates in a tangible and deliverable academic product derived from the practice immersion experience. A total of 250 clinical hours are included in the course.

6
OTD733

Global Health Perspectives: A Field Experience

This course is intended to provide an opportunity for occupational therapy doctoral students to study and experience global health issues by participating in an international fieldwork experience. Not everything that is germane to understanding global health can be covered in a single elective course; this experience is intended to give students the opportunity to 1) understand the culture and contemporary health care issues of the visiting country 2) illustrate the role or potential role of occupational therapy in contributing to the health and wellbeing of the population and 3) reflect on their personal growth and on the sustainability of their service.

2
OTD740

Occupational Science

Professional students examine landmark occupational science literature and apply learned concepts of human nature and meaningful occupation to observation exercises within their practice focus.

3
OTD741

Evidence-Based Practice

This course is designed to provide the experienced therapist with a systematic method to critically evaluate and integrate the results of current scientific literature into the clinical decision making process. Students will participate in discussions and practical exercises to articulate clinical questions that can be answered through sources of scientific evidence. Strategies for searching relevant data bases, appraising and evaluating sources of evidence will be presented.

3
OTD742

Advanced Practice Concepts and Skills

Students apply The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process (AJOT, 2014) and conceptual models most relevant for their practice focus to evaluation and intervention processes. Additionally, students redesign facility forms to reflect The OT Practice Framework's language and concepts.

3
OTD750

Occupational Therapist as Entrepreneur

This course provides the professional student with the knowledge and skills necessary to market and manage an occupational therapy practice in either traditional or emerging healthcare systems. Students develop business plans and marketing strategies and research potential financing through grants or loans. Legal and ethical issues impacting practice are also examined.

3
OTD751

Capstone Project Design

Students continue to develop their ability to critically evaluate scientific evidence within their practice focus. Through a critical review of the literature, the professional student generates an evidence-based plan of assessment or intervention. This is linked to the Capstone Rotation (faculty approval).

3
OTD752

Education Theory and Technology

This course, through an examination of learning theories, provides the therapist with strategies to develop optimal learning experiences for their students, clients, caregivers, or employers. Coursework is applied directly in the professional student's educational and/or clinical setting. Students gain skills in current technological tools used in the teaching-learning environment.

3
OTD760

Leadership and Professionalism

This course examines the meaning of leadership from both a personal and organizational perspective. Students explore leadership theories and styles and the meaning of professionalism through narratives of leaders and related literature. Through group discussion of leadership and professional issues, students reflect and on their own leadership strengths, as well as strategies for applying this knowledge in their professional lives.

3
OTD761

Proposal Development

This course provides the experienced therapist with the skills and resources necessary for developing competitive proposals, including an IRB proposal, a proposal for a professional presentation, and a proposal for a professional publication. Students will explore and evaluate presentation and publication opportunities, participate in discussions to understand human subject protection, and refine their preliminary IRB proposal, created in OTD 751, to gain approval for their capstone project.

1
OTD766

Methods of Evaluation

Students learn to evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching and therapeutic interventions. Methods for survey and test construction are examined and practiced with consumers of our services: students, clients, and/or caregivers.

3
OTD770

Capstone I: Design and Implementation

The methods of evidence-based practice culminate in the professional student’s design and implementation of an intervention within their practice setting.

3
OTD771

Capstone II: Evaluation and Presentation

Students evaluate the efficacy of implemented programs and present their findings. Presentations are conducted on the Chatham University campus to the Master of Occupational Therapy Program’s faculty, students, and area clinicians. Additionally, the professional student writes a report for professional publication or grant application.

3
OTD772

Capstone Implementation and Evaluation

The methods of evidence-based practice culminate in the professional student's design and implementation of an intervention within their clinical setting. Although an independent study, students network with faculty mentors, administrators, and other professionals to successfully engage in the evidence-based occupational therapy capstone project. Professional students apply concepts from previous courses as they evaluate the efficacy of their individual implemented programs and present their findings. Presentations are conducted on the Chatham University campus to the Master of occupational therapy Program's faculty, students, and area practitioners.

5
OTD791

Independent Study

1
OTD792

Independent Study

2
OTH601

Foundations of Occupation & Occupational Therapy

Students explore the role of occupation as the foundation of the profession and the relationship between occupation and health. Standards of practice, OT roles, history, current practice, and future trends are discussed. Methods of evaluation and documentation are introduced and practiced. Occupations throughout the lifespan and implications for intervention are examined.

3
OTH603

Intro to OT Assessment & Intervention Skills

Students learn to identify and assess the influence of client factors, performance skills and patterns, activity demands, and context on occupational performance from a physical disabilities perspective. Experiential learning opportunities enable students to gain proficiency in administering and interpreting assessments and practicing intervention strategies related to multiple areas of occupation.

4
OTH605

Mental Health & Occupational Performance

Students learn and apply the occupational therapy process for clients with mental health disorders. Occupational performance assessment, and intervention planning and implementation are emphasized. Societal and personal attitudes towards persons with mental health disorders will be explored. The social, economic, political, and demographic factors influencing mental health service provision will be addressed.

4
OTH610

Advanced Topics in Occupational Therapy

This course expands the OT student's understanding and application of treatment skills and clinical reasoning. The students practice these skills to enhance technical abilities and gain confidence in the selection and use of procedures. Objectives are achieved through visiting lecturers, case studies, class discussion, active participation, and dialogue.

2
OTH612

Evidence-based Practice I

This course introduces the role of evidence in occupational therapy clinical reasoning and practice. Students develop research consumer skills, including database search techniques, and critical analysis skills. Students are instructed within lecture and lab formats and with written and oral assignments that develop understanding of evidence based practice.

2
OTH622

Occupational Performance in Children & Adolescents

Students explore occupational development of children and adolescents, and the interrelationship between the child, occupation, and the environment on participation. Students learn about common pediatric diagnoses, practice models, and intervention sites, and apply this knowledge to occupational therapy evaluation and intervention. Influence of the family, environment, and socio-cultural factors is explored.

4
OTH623

Occupational Performance in the Aging Population

This course examines the normal aging process with emphasis on occupational performance, activity limitation, and participation restrictions of individuals from adulthood through the life span. Students review the assessment and treatment of clients, including prevention, remediation, and maintenance of wellness. Various practice areas for the adult and aging populations are discussed.

4
OTH624

Biomechanics & Occupational Performance

Students integrate knowledge of occupational performance with anatomy, neurology, and body factors to learn how impairments can lead to disability or role loss. Assessments and interventions are taught with a holistic approach to the person. Instruction is in both lecture and lab formats, and with written and oral assignments.

4
OTH626

Occupational Therapy Models of Practice

Theoretical practice models that guide occupational therapy evaluation and intervention are introduced and explored. Engagement in active learning opportunities enables students to describe and implement the occupation therapy process using selected models. Students analyze and relate pertinent occupations therapy literature and case studies to models of practice.

2
OTH628

Evidence-Based Practice II

This course develops and applies the students' evidence based practice skills. Emphasis is placed on writing focused clinical questions, systematic database searches and critical appraisals of research papers. Students work in small groups with a faculty advisor and individually to analyze and articulate evidence through written and oral assignments.

3
OTH632

Environmental Interventions

Students learn principles of assistive technology practice and the occupational therapist's role on the assistive technology team. Students explore and critique technology resources, assess environments, and apply information to evaluation and treatment. The impact of environmental interventions on the consumer's ability to engage in meaningful occupations is discussed and analyzed.

3
OTH633

Global Health Perspectives: A Field Experience

This course is intended to provide an opportunity for occupational therapy students to study and experience global health issues by participating in an international fieldwork experience. Not everything that is germane to understanding global health can be covered in a single elective course; this experience is intended to give students the opportunity to 1) understand the culture and contemporary health care issues of the visiting country 2) illustrate the role or potential role of occupational therapy in contributing to the health and wellbeing of the population and 3) reflect on their personal growth and on the sustainability of their service.

2
OTH635

Pediatric Fieldwork I-A & Seminar

This course provides students the opportunity to observe and engage with practitioners who provide occupational therapy services to infants, children and/or adolescents. This course uses guided assignments and small group discussions to bridge didactic classroom knowledge with the occupational therapy process and practices observed in pediatric settings.

1
OTH636

Adult Fieldwork I-B & Seminar

This course provides students the opportunity to observe and engage with practitioners who provide occupational therapy services in adult/geriatric settings. Guided assignments and small group discussions are used to bridge didactic classroom knowledge with the occupational therapy process and practices observed in adult/geriatric settings.

1
OTH637

Functional Neuroscience

This course applies content presented concurrently in BIO509 to the occupational therapy process. Students broaden their understanding of neurological disorders that may affect an individual's ability to perform routine occupational tasks. Students begin to translate the physiological changes incurred secondary to these neurological diagnoses to develop assessment and intervention plans.

4
OTH641

Neurological Conditions & Occupational Performance

This course emphasizes preparatory, purposeful, and occupation-based interventions as well as exploration of current innovations commonly used in occupational therapy practice. Students learn, apply, practice, compare and contrast evaluative and intervention methods for dysfunction related to neurological conditions. Students practice hands-on techniques, analyze cases, and superimpose purposeful and occupation-based treatment after incorporating various neuro-physiologically based techniques.

4
OTH643

Evidence-Based Practice III

This course further develops evidence based practice skills by synthesizing the evidence analyzed in OTH 628 to prepare for writing a critical appraisal of topic. Students continue to work in small groups with a faculty advisor and produce a large format poster to report their findings via a poster presentation.

2
OTH644

Community Based Fieldwork I-C & Seminar

This community-based fieldwork experience emphasizes higher level management and leadership skills, including program development, advocacy and consultation. Students learn about community agencies, population and organizational needs, and the role of occupational therapy practitioners in community based settings. Students complete an organizational analysis, needs assessment, and a program plan which is implemented and evaluated.

2
OTH645

Professional Leadership & Management

Students explore the meaning of professional leadership/service through self-assessment and engagement in a variety of projects throughout the course. Managerial roles, including communicating, marketing, budgeting, planning and evaluating programs are discussed within the broader context of an evolving health care system. Ethical issues related to occupational therapy are explored and analyzed.

3
OTH646

Evidence-Based Practice Capstone Project

In this course, students prepare a critical appraisal of topic using evidence gathered and analyzed in OTH612, OTH628, and OTH643. Students develop a scholarly agenda and learn how to collect and analyze data in preparation for entry level based practice. Objectives are achieved through written and oral assignments.

3
OTH660

Fieldwork II Seminar

This course provides students with resources and skills that will facilitate their success during Level II fieldwork. In addition, job search skills, resume writing, and interviewing techniques are integrated. Students become familiar with fieldwork II evaluation methods as well as the application requirements and processes for the certification examination and state licensure.

1
OTH662

Fieldwork Level II-A

This 12-week, full time experience takes place in practice settings that provides occupational therapy services to individuals in order to enhance occupational performance. Students develop entry-level skills in evaluation, intervention planning and implementation, documentation, problem solving, and professionalism in facilities using a variety of service delivery models reflective of current occupational therapy practice.

12
OTH665

Fieldwork Level II-B

This 12-week, full time experience takes place in practice settings that provides occupational therapy services to individuals in order to enhance occupational performance. Students develop entry-level skills in evaluation, intervention planning and implementation, documentation, problem solving, and professionalism in facilities using a variety of service delivery models reflective of current occupational therapy practice.

12
OTH690

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice for Occupational Therapists

Students acquire evidence based practice literature skills by learning to search data bases for peer reviewed occupational therapy literature and appraising the evidence in terms of a focused research question. Students acquire knowledge of principles needed to critically read peer reviewed evidence through instructor demonstration of evidence appraisal, online group discussions/critiques of research articles, and writing assignments that require the student to summarize and paraphrase salient information in professional language.

3
OTH695

Models of Practice in Occupational Therapy

This course presents occupation based models that guide the practice of occupational therapy. Students will analyze and compare selected models via assigned readings and group discussions. Students will become familiar with elements and characteristics, assessment tools and techniques, treatment planning and intervention strategies, and documentation formats associated with the models presented, and apply selected models to their professional practice.

3
OTH800

Graduate Continuing Credit

Graduate Continuing Credit

1
PAS600

Essentials for the Physician Assistant I

Essentials for the Physician Assistant I is a problem-oriented approach to primary and specialty care medicine. This course incorporates medical diagnosis and treatment; pharmacotherapeutics; psychosocial assessment and management; patient education; management of patients with chronic illness; clinical decision making; and prevention of disability and disease through detection, education, and prevention. The course is divided into three segments, Units 1, 2, and 3.

9
PAS600A

Essentials for the Physician Assistant I

Essentials for the Physician Assistant I is a problem-oriented approach to primary and specialty care medicine. This course incorporates medical diagnosis and treatment; pharmacotherapeutics; psychosocial assessment and management; patient education; management of patients with chronic illness; clinical decision making; and prevention of disability and disease through detection, education, and prevention. The course is divided into three segments. Audit grades will be given to PAS 600A & PAS 600B. The final grade will be given for the course in PAS600C.

0
PAS600B

Essentials for the Physician Assistant I

Essentials for the Physician Assistant I is a problem-oriented approach to primary and specialty care medicine. This course incorporates medical diagnosis and treatment; pharmacotherapeutics; psychosocial assessment and management; patient education; management of patients with chronic illness; clinical decision making; and prevention of disability and disease through detection, education, and prevention. The course is divided into three segments. Audit grades will be given to PAS 600A & PAS 600B. The final grade will be given for the course in PAS600C.

0
PAS600C

Essentials for the Physician Assistant I

Essentials for the Physician Assistant I is a problem-oriented approach to primary and specialty care medicine. This course incorporates medical diagnosis and treatment; pharmacotherapeutics; psychosocial assessment and management; patient education; management of patients with chronic illness; clinical decision making; and prevention of disability and disease through detection, education, and prevention. The course is divided into three segments. Audit grades will be given to PAS 600A & PAS 600B. The final grade will be given for the course in PAS600C.

9
PAS601

Essentials for the Physician Assistant II

Essentials for the Physician Assistant II is a problem-oriented approach to primary and specialty care medicine. This course incorporates medical diagnosis and treatment; pharmacotherapeutics; psychosocial assessment and management; patient education; management of patients with chronic illness; clinical decision making; and prevention of disability and disease through detection, education, and prevention.

9
PAS602

Clinical Application of Basic Sciences I

An in-depth study of topics in gross human anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, supporting the instruction in the Essentials for the Physician Assistant courses. Instruction will involve basic sciences with an emphasis on the clinical application of the material, utilizing a systems approach.

4
PAS603

Clinical Application of Basic Sciences II

This course is a continuation of PAS 602. An in-depth study of topics in gross human anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, supporting the instruction in the Essentials for the Physician Assistant courses. Instruction will involve basic sciences with an emphasis on the clinical application of the material, utilizing a systems approach.

4
PAS604

Critical Reading of the Literature I

Students critically evaluate medical literature and resources used in the Essentials for the Physician Assistant courses, including research design, data collection, and statistical analysis.

1
PAS605

Critical Reading of the Literature II

This course is a continuation of PAS 604. Students critically evaluate medical literature and resources used in the Essentials for the Physician Assistant courses, including research design, data collection, and statistical analysis.

1
PAS606

Clinical Pharmacology I

This clinically oriented course provides students with knowledge required for the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical agents in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases through an understanding of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Topics selected will support the body systems covered in the Essentials for the Physician Assistant courses.

2
PAS607

Clinical Pharmacology II

This course is a continuation of PAS 606. This clinically oriented course provides students with knowledge required for the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical agents in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases through an understanding of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Topics selected will support the body systems covered in the Essentials for the Physician Assistant courses.

2
PAS610

Introduction to Clinical Experiences I

This course will introduce the student to various types of medical documentation and medical terminology. It will address HIPAA and OSHA regulations, as well as Universal Precautions. Professional comportment while on rotations will also be introduced.

2
PAS611

Introduction to Clinical Experiences II

This is a continuation of PAS 610. Students will continue to explore various types of medical documentation, and issues surrounding cultural sensitivity in medicine. Professional comportment and communication skills will be addressed. Students will be introduced to billing and coding. Policies and procedures for clinical rotations will also be introduced.

2
PAS612

Introduction to the PA Profession

This course introduces the students to the physician assistant profession and their role in the American healthcare system. Topics of discussion include history of the profession, national and state organizations, federal and state laws affecting practice, education, and the future of the profession.

1
PAS614

Medical Ethics

Contemporary professional medical ethics issues are discussed and debated. Instruction is provided through classroom discussions, guest lectures, and small group discussions/presentations.

1
PAS617

Clinical Procedures

Laboratory course covering theory and application of common clinical procedures that a physician assistant will encounter during practice. Students demonstrate competence through practical evaluations.

2
PAS625

Clinical Decision Making I

Problem-oriented cases present the student with opportunities to use clinical reasoning to formulate differential diagnoses and emphasize development of treatment and care plans. These courses run concurrently with the clinical experiences I-IX.

1
PAS626

Clinical Decision Making II

Problem-oriented cases present the student with opportunities to use clinical reasoning to formulate differential diagnoses and emphasize development of treatment and care plans. These courses run concurrently with the clinical experiences I-IX.

1
PAS627I

Clinical Decision Making III Part One

Problem-oriented cases present the student with opportunities to use clinical reasoning to formulate differential diagnoses and emphasize development of treatment and care plans. These courses run concurrently with the clinical experiences I-IX.

1
PAS627II

Clinical Decision Making III Part Two

Problem-oriented cases present the student with opportunities to use clinical reasoning to formulate differential diagnoses and emphasize development of treatment and care plans. These courses run concurrently with the clinical experiences I-IX.

1
PAS628

Clinical Decision Making IV

Drawing on skills acquired in PAS 625, 626 & 627, as well as knowledge that has been acquired throughout the curriculum, students develop case presentations which include history, physical examination, diagnostics, treatment, and patient education, based on specific disease entities.  Additionally, students complete summative program evaluations related to medical knowledge base and clinical assessment skills.

1
PAS630

Topics in Clinical Medicine

An intensive review in preparation for entering practice as a physician assistant. A series of special seminars and presentations that provides the student with a topical approach to medicine.

3
PAS633

Physical Diagnosis I

Practical laboratory course covering application of interviewing, history taking and physical examination skills, as well as elicitation and documentation of patient data. Students demonstrate competence through practical evaluations and written documentation. Students perform system based and problem-focused physical examinations for both primary care and specialty complaints that support the coinciding information that students will cover in PAS 600 Essentials for the Physician Assistant I.

3
PAS634

Physical Diagnosis II

This course is a continuation of PAS 633. Practical laboratory course covering application of interviewing, history taking and physical exam skills, as well as elicitation and documentation of patient data. Students demonstrate competence through practical evaluations and written documentation. Students perform system-based and problem-focused physical examinations for both primary care and specialty complaints that support the coinciding information that students will cover in PAS 601 Essentials for the Physician Assistant II. A comprehensive examination of all body systems is also included.

3
PAS635

Healthcare Policy

Students explore relevant health-care law and policy issues that impact the Physician Assistant profession and health-care delivery systems. Instruction is provided through classroom discussions, guest lectures, and small group problem-based learning.

1
PAS636

Program to Practice

This course assists students with the transition of becoming a clinically practicing physician assistant. The course will provide information on how to prepare for the new career, including obtaining certification, licensure, malpractice insurance, and other essential items needed before they begin practicing.

1
PAS637

Clinical Skills for the Physician Assistant I

This skills-based course will cover history, physical examination, documentation of patient data and diagnostic aspects of the head and neck, integumentary, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, pulmonary and cardiac systems. History taking will also be introduced. Course format will include lectures, demonstrations, online simulation modules, and high-fidelity simulation.

4
PAS638

Clinical Skills for the Physician Assistant II

This skills-based course will cover history, physical examination, and documentation of patient data and diagnostic aspects of the abdominal, genitourinary, and neurologic examinations. The comprehensive patient examination will also be covered. Course format will include lectures, demonstrations, online simulation modules, and high-fidelity simulation.

4
PAS640

Clinical Experiences I

These are clinical courses designed to provide students with supervised medical and surgical clinical practice experiences enabling them to meet program expectations and acquire the competencies needed for clinical PA practice.

3
PAS641

Clinical Experiences II

These are clinical courses designed to provide students with supervised medical and surgical clinical practice experiences enabling them to meet program expectations and acquire the competencies needed for clinical PA practice.

3
PAS642

Clinical Experiences III

These are clinical courses designed to provide students with supervised medical and surgical clinical practice experiences enabling them to meet program expectations and acquire the competencies needed for clinical PA practice.

3
PAS643

Clinical Experiences IV

These are clinical courses designed to provide students with supervised medical and surgical clinical practice experiences enabling them to meet program expectations and acquire the competencies needed for clinical PA practice.

3
PAS644

Clinical Experiences V

These are clinical courses designed to provide students with supervised medical and surgical clinical practice experiences enabling them to meet program expectations and acquire the competencies needed for clinical PA practice.

3
PAS645

Clinical Experiences VI

These are clinical courses designed to provide students with supervised medical and surgical clinical practice experiences enabling them to meet program expectations and acquire the competencies needed for clinical PA practice.

3
PAS646

Clinical Experience VII

These are clinical courses designed to provide students with supervised medical and surgical clinical practice experiences enabling them to meet program expectations and acquire the competencies needed for clinical PA practice.

3
PAS647

Clinical Experience VIII

These are clinical courses designed to provide students with supervised medical and surgical clinical practice experiences enabling them to meet program expectations and acquire the competencies needed for clinical PA practice.

3
PAS648

Clinical Experiences IX

These are clinical courses designed to provide students with supervised medical and surgical clinical practice experiences enabling them to meet program expectations and acquire the competencies needed for clinical PA practice.

3
PATEST

PA Test

0
PED100

Special Topics

PED special topics courses offer students a variety of exercise opportunities by incorporating the latest trends in the fitness field.

1
PED102

Varsity Sports

Members of Chatham's NCAA Division III varsity sports teams may register for credit two times, either for the same varsity sport or two different varsity sports, over the course of the student's participation in varsity sport. Injured team members may receive a pass for the course if they continue to participate through regular rehabilitation, managerial duties, regular attendance at team practices, and support of the team. Team members who quit, are dismissed or are otherwise declared ineligible must withdraw from the course. Failure to withdraw results in a failing grade. The course is graded pass/fail only. May be repeated once for credit.

1
PED103

Weight Training for Women

This class focuses on muscular toning and strengthening through the use of weight training equipment. Class discussions on muscle physiology supplement vigorous workouts using Body Masters equipment and free weights. Students may repeat this course a maximum of two times.

1
PED106

Flag Football

1
PED108

Yoga and Relaxation

Yoga is the world’s oldest system of personal development. It is a discipline that can help bring stress under control through the practice of physical postures (asanas) for muscle tone and flexibility and through breathing and meditation techniques for quieting the mind. Students may repeat this course a maximum of two times.

1
PED115

Squash

Students will learn the fundamentals of squash, including sound footwork, proper racquet technique, and various serves. Basic strategy, squash rules, and terminology are presented to give the student a complete understanding of the game. Students may repeat this course a maximum of two times.

1
PED123

Indoor Soccer

Students will learn the proper techniques used in the game of soccer including passing, shooting, heading, positioning, and game strategies. Physical conditioning will also be a part of the course. Students may repeat this course a maximum of two times.

1
PED124

Beginning Boxing

Beginning Boxing is a safe, fun, fast paced, non-competitive sports class that uses actual boxing equipment to teach pugilistic skills. While not an aerobics class, students will improve their cardio levels, hand eye coordination, and body strength, while learning punches, practicing defense, grasping boxing movements and sparring lightly.

1
PED126

Oriental Sword

Oriental Sword is a fun, fast paced, non competitive fitness class that uses traditional Japanesse sword and staff techniques to get a great full body workout. The course uses wooden or plastic swords in a manner consistent with ancient Japanese swordsmanship, manners and discipline.

1
PED141

Walking for Fitness

This course covers all aspects of walking, including equipment and training techniques. In addition, students will learn basic body dynamics and how they relate to this lifetime training activity. Students may repeat this course a maximum of two times.

1
PED145

Aerobic Dancing

This course provides stimulating low-impact aerobic exercise to improve overall fitness. Routines are choreographed to music. Emphasis is on muscle tone, correct use of exercise techniques, fat density, and nutrition. Students may repeat this course a maximum of two times.

1
PED155

Swimming

Swimming can be an enjoyable means of maintaining fitness for a lifetime. Individual instruction is provided for beginners and experienced swimmers, who design their aquatic exercise programs. Basic stroke mechanics and common stroke defects are examined and corrected to enhance swimming proficiency. Students may repeat this course a maximum of two times.

1
PED158

Scuba

Designed for someone with no scuba experience. Students will learn the academics of diving, proper use of equipment, and safety concerns relating to scuba diving. Consists of classroom and pool time instruction. Additional Fee(s): There is an additional fee for this course. Students may repeat this course a maximum of two times.

1
PED170

Whitewater Kayaking

This course will introduce students to Whitewater Kayaking including paddling skills, river navigation, group dynamics, equipment and safety. Much of the 7 week course will be instructed in the campus pool. Students will be required to participate in weekend river trips. Dates will be communicated in advance by the instructor.

1
PED245

Step Bench Aerobics I

Students learn advanced, low-impact choreographed routines using step boxes, DynaBands, and hand weights. This course is not for beginners or for students who do not exercise regularly. Students may repeat this course a maximum of two times.

1
PED491

Independent Study

1
PED492

Independent Study

2
PHI113

Introduction to Philosophy

An introductory course focusing on some of the perennial problems of philosophy: the relation of mind and body; the nature of knowledge, freedom and determinism; the existence of God; immortality, and moral responsibility.

3
PHI121

Introduction to Logic

An introduction to critical thinking, induction, deduction, and contemporary symbolic logic including argument symbolization, proof construction, and truth tables.

3
PHI210

Biomedical Ethics

This course is concerned with the ethical issues arising from recent biomedical innovations or issues that might arise from future innovations. Among the topics discussed are new definitions of death and personhood, killing versus letting die, allocation of scarce medical resources, organ transplants, genetic engineering, the psychiatric control of human behavior, and new projected techniques of human sexual and asexual reproduction.

3
PHI218

Ethics and Women's Issues

A discussion-based course that focuses upon issues of particular relevance to women. Topics discussed may include equality, affirmative action and comparative worth, social and gender roles, feminism, love, sexuality, family, work, caring and justice, pornography, fashion and beauty, abortion, reproduction, and ecofeminism.

3
PHI225

Environmental Ethics

An investigation of some of the important moral issues generated by human interaction with the environment (natural entities, ecosystems, and other species), such as obligation to future generations, the theoretical foundations for an adequate environmental ethic, biodiversity preservation, environmentally sound development and cultural practices, responsibility to animals, and personal choices and lifestyles. Cross-listed as ENV 225.

3
PHI241

Love, Sex, and Friendship

This course is an intensive philosophical inquiry into the concepts of love, friendship, and sex and how these are connected. It examines ideas on relationship, intimacy, and personal fulfillment by some of the best thinkers in the western intellectual tradition. It also explores some puzzling contemporary problems surrounding relationships.

3
PHI301

Biomedical and Research Ethics

This course is an intensive examination of ethical issues within the professional domains of biomedicine and human subjects research. Topics covered may include patient autonomy, confidentiality, informed consent, life and death, human subjects research, and profession-specific ethical standards.

3
PHY151

Fundamentals of Physics I

This is the first course in an algebra-based sequence. Topics include motion, momentum, and energy, Newton's Laws, thermodynamics, kinetic theory, and heat and waves. Three hours of class per week.

3
PHY152

Fundamentals of Physics II

This is the second course in an algebra-based sequence. Topics include electricity and magnetism, circuits, sound, optics, and relativity.

3
PHY251

Principles of Physics I

Introduction to the concepts, laws, and structure of physics. This is the first course in a calculus-based sequence that focuses on classical mechanics. Topics include vector analysis, kinematics, Newton’s laws, work, conservation of energy and momentum, collisions, gravity, harmonic motion, and wave phenomena.

4
PHY252

Principles of Physics II

Introduction to the concepts, laws, and structure of physics. The second course in a calculus-based physics sequence. Topics include thermodynamics, fluids, electricity, circuit analysis, magnetism, Maxwell’s equations, properties of light, and optics. Four hours of class per week.

4
PHY255L

Physics Laboratory I

Experimental techniques of classical mechanical physics. Three hours of laboratory per week. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

1
PHY256L

Physics Laboratory II

Experimental techniques of classical physics with applications to electricity, magnetism, sound, and optics. Three hours per week. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fee.

1
PHY492

Independent Study

2
PHY498

Tutorial: Physics

4
PHY499

Tutorial: Physics

4
POL100

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Introduction to politics, policies, and political institutions outside of the United States. Includes concepts such as electoral systems, party systems, parliamentary and presidential systems, democratization, and political change in both Western and non-Western settings.

3
POL101

American Government and Public Policy

This course provides an introduction to the principles and practices of government, federalism, with special attention to the policy process, political participation and selected political issues in the United States.

3
POL104

Introduction to International Relations

A survey of significant patterns and trends in 20th-century world politics, modes of conducting relations among nations, instruments for promoting national interests, and current problems of economic and political interdependence.

3
POL202L

Public Policy Analysis Field Experience

A community partnership provides a real-world context for students to assess an issue of public policy. Students develop and research policy alternatives, create an appropriate system for analyzing and evaluating alternatives, make a recommendating for action, and present their findings to a decision-making body.

1
POL202W

Understanding Public Policy

This course introduces students to the concepts and tools used in the analysis of public policies, and uses these concepts and tools to examine public policies in the United States and other industrial democracies.

3
POL207

Internship Prep - Social Sciences

This course helps students succeed in a variety of professional environments in the social sciences. It serves as preparation for internships as well as permanent full-time employment. Students identify important professional and interpersonal skills, identify internship opportunities, consider strategies to secure an internship, and develop their list of learning outcomes.

1
POL213

Special Topics

3
POL217

European Identities

This course explores general theories of indentity formation and applies them to European, national and regional levels. This course also serves as an introduction to the history and structure of the European Union and policies the EU has in place that affect identity formation.

3
POL229

Campaigns and Elections

What makes a candidate successful? How do you win in local, state, and national politics today? This course will provide a survey of trends in modern U.S. political campaigns and elections, including the effects of political parties, interest groups, the media, campaign finance, election laws, and individual candidates. Special emphasis will be placed on the impact of gender on electoral success. Students will follow one current campaign in detail, comparing it to the literature on campaigning.

3
POL230

Civic Engagement

This course is designed to introduce students to the dynamics and importance of mass civic engagement to the political process. Students will gain an understanding of factors affecting both voting and non-voting forms of political participation and why both are vital to the health of a democracy and democratizing countries.

3
POL234

Non-Profits and Policy Activism

This course will provide a basic foundation for understanding how the non-profit sector functions, exploring NGO's relationships with both the public and private sector, and examining the advocacy work organizations conduct. Students will work directly with organizations to learn about policy needs and some of the tools used by non-profits.

3
POL246

State and Local Government

This course offers an introduction to politics at the state and local levels. Reviews the roles of political institutions, including legislature, executives, and courts, as well as the importance of political parties and interest groups. Examines how institutional structures affect public policy outcomes, particularly in the areas of social and economic policy.

3
POL262

Women and Politics

Does gender make a difference in politics? Are women different from men in their political behavior? Do women contribute different norms, rules, and outcomes within political institutions? Students become familiar with the literature on, and conduct research projects in a specific aspect of, women's involvement in politics.

3
POL270

Special Topics: Applied Politics and Policy

This course is intended to augment the political science curriculum by providing seminar experiences that connect co-curricular activities (e.g., workshops, internships, PLEN conferences) to political science and policy studies. Credit is earned for participation in experiential learning activites, such as the PLEN conferences, and completion of related disciplinary course work as defined by the nstructor.

1
POL302

Ethnic Conflict

This course is designed to introduce students to theories about the sources of nationalist and ethnic conflict and strategies that have been used to manage these conflicts. In the first part of class we will examine sources of ethnic identity and how governments have attempted to reinforce or deemphasize those identites. second, we will examine how domestic factors have and have not worked to suppress ethnic conflict. Finally, we wille xamine how the international community or other third parties ahve attempted to bring about the peaceful resolution of conflicts.

3
POL303

Constitutional Law I: US Govt Powers/Relationships

This course examinse the political science of law and courts through a consideration of the scope of Article III jurisdiction, bargaining and decision-making on the U.S. Supreme Courst, and political struggles over doctrine within the judicial hierarchy. Topics include the ways in which courts have affected Congressional power over taxation and commerce and presidential domestic and international powers.

3
POL311W

Selected Topics in Social Science Research

The course introduces methods and approaches used to describe, explain, and evaluate social science research. Students will get an introduction to an instructor chosen research topic. Students will learn to formulate questions, create a literature review, gather and evaluate evidence and provide feedback on outside research concerning the selected course topic.

3
POL319

Politics of the European Union

This course is designed to introduce students to the political, economic and social transformation of the European Union. Students will gain an understanding of the historical evolution of the EU, the institutional design of the EU, the major policy areas governed by the EU and major issues facing the expansion of EU in the near future.

3
POL320

Politics of the Former Soviet Union

This course is designed to introduce students to the political, economic and social transformation of Russia and the other states of the Former Soviet Union. Students will gain an understanding of the institutional design of these countries, the manner in which political transition has developed in the region and major issues facing the region in the near future.

3
POL324

U.S. Foreign Policy

This course examines the diverse factors that influence the formulation and implementation of American foreign policy. This entails the study of three components: the composition of governmental institutions involved in the policy-making process; the societal forces affecting foreign policy; and the changes in the global environment, which present new challenges to the foreign policy process. To this end, the course examines several issues, including the dominant patterns of continuity and change in foreign policy, the ability of the president to govern in foreign affairs, and the tension inherent between the needs of democracy and national security concerns.

3
POL490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
POL491

Independent Study

1
POL493

Independent Study

3
POL498

Tutorial: Political Science

4
POL499

Tutorial: Political Science

4
PSY101

General Psychology

An introduction to the scientific study of behavior with an emphasis on the origins of behavior, learning, social influences, physiological factors, individual differences, personality, and adjustment and maladjustment.

3
PSY152

Human Growth and Development

Physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development are studied throughout the life span. Major theories of development are discussed. Applications and examples are presented from applied contexts. Special needs of individuals at various stages throughout the life span are addressed. This course is NOT a substitute for 200 and 300 level development courses that apply toward majors in psychology and social work and certification in education. Does not count towards the psych major.

3
PSY206

Infant Mental Health

3
PSY210

Psychology of Eating

This course examines the research and theories of food consumption from biological, cultural, and learning perspectives. Topics include the physiology of hunger, development of food preferences, cuisines, and disordered eating.

3
PSY211

PAAR Training in Sexual Assault Counseling

This course will provide students with 40 hours of volunteer training developed and implemented by the Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR). Successful completion of the training will qualify them as a Sexual Assault Counselor.

3
PSY213

Statistics and Research Design

This course is designed to introduce students to essential research tools. Topics include frequency distributions, indices of central tendency, variability, and various inferential statistics, including nonparametric techniques. This course also examines research design procedures with an emphasis on analysis of variance. Priority given to psychology, social work and forensics majors.

3
PSY215

Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Major approaches to "helping" are examined and compared within two basic course orientations: a person-centered framework and a rational-emotive one. Interviewing and listening skills are discussed and practiced. The course also features guest lecturers who are practitioners in human-services settings.

3
PSY217W

Critical Thinking in Psychology

3
PSY225

Death and Dying

This course explores the psychological and social impact of death. While such study will include theoretical approaches to death and bereavement, attention also will be focused on individual, cultural, and situational differences. It examines the phenomenon of death as understood by family members, physicians, nurses, and the dying themselves.

3
PSY230

Animal Behavior

A general introduction to the study of animal behavior from evolutionary and sociobiological perspectives. Emphasis is on social behaviors and interactions.

3
PSY236

Psychology of Women

The course examines current theory and research on the psychology of women. topics include the development of gender roles, gender comparisons, women and work, love relationships, women's physical and mental health, violence against women, and women in later adulthood. Students who take this course should acquire an understanding of what it means to be a female in North America.

3
PSY243

Health Psychology

An examination of the psychological processes that influence physical health. Topics include stress and coping; nutrition, weight control, and diet; managing and controlling pain; substance abuse; and health promotion.

3
PSY243EX

Health Psychology: Experiential Credit

3
PSY251

Human Growth and Development

Physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development are studied throughout the life span. Major theories of development are discussed. Applications and examples are presented from applied contexts. Special needs of individuals at various stages throughout the life span are addressed. Does NOT count toward the Psychology major.

3
PSY307

Cognitive Psychology

A survey of theories and research concerned with human cognitive processes. Topics include attention, memory, problem solving, and concept formation.

3
PSY313

Special Topics in Psychology

This course is designed to allow students to explore in depth a specific topic or area of psychology. Topics will vary from year to year and might include coping and adaptation, history and systems of psychology, psychology of eating and eating disorders, or evaluation of self-help literature and programs.

3
PSY314W

Foundations of Behavioral Research

This course examines the scientific method employed by psychologists. Topics include sampling, validity and reliability, experimentation, and field research. Students also conduct laboratory assignments on areas within learning, cognition, and social psychology.

3
PSY323

Personality

A survey of individual characteristics from four conceptual strategies: psychoanalytic, dispositional, phenomenological, and behavioral. All conceptual strategies address issues of theory, assessment, research, and personality change. Emphasis is on enduring principles and contemporary issues, illustrated with selected examples and personal application.

3
PSY324

Motivation

A survey of concepts and data related to the arousal and direction of behavior.

3
PSY326

Psychology of Learning

An overview of the principles and research associated with modern learning theory. Topics include classical conditioning, operant learning, reinforcement theory, and stimulus control of behavior.

3
PSY331

Social Psychology

An examination of human social behavior with an emphasis on social influences that people have upon the beliefs or behaviors of others. The course covers methods of inquiry as well as the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another. Representative topics include conformity, persuasion, social cognition, prejudice, aggression, and interpersonal relationships.

3
PSY333

Abnormal Behavior

A study of definitions of normality and abnormality, functional and organic syndromes, theories of causation, and procedures for the diagnosis and modification of disturbed behavior.

3
PSY340

Psychopharmacology

The influence of drugs on behavior and psychological state. Topics include neuron morphology, neurochemistry, principles of pharmacology, and the action and effects of psychotropic drugs.

3
PSY341

Psychobiology

An examination of the biological correlates of behavior. Emphasis is placed on the central nervous system and its structure, organization, and function. Specific topics considered are sleep, learning, memory, sexual behavior, motivation, and complex processes such as thought and language.

3
PSY351

Childhood and Adolescence

A general introduction to theories and methods of developmental psychology. The course covers patterns and possible mechanisms of behavioral development from conception through adolescence. Audio- and videotapes of infants, children, and their families supplement lectures, discussions, and written exercises. The life-span perspective is continued in PSY 352.

3
PSY352

Adult Development

The periods of adolescence and adulthood are examined through current theories of development. A life cycle perspective is adopted to study physical, cognitive and social/emotional development. Questions of qualitative changes, continuity/discontinuity stages, individual differences and the impact of biological, environmental and cultural factors throughout adulthood are addressed. This course is designed to follow PSY 351, but may be taken as a stand-alone course.

3
PSY357

Adolescence & the Transition to Adulthood

An in-depth study of the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of adolescent development and the transition to adulthood (including individuals ages 18-25 years), with a focus on how healthy development during this period can be enhanced by parenting and educational strategies.

3
PSY357W

Adolescence & the Transition to Adulthood

An in-depth study of the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of adolescent development and the transition to adulthood (including individuals ages 18-25 years), with a focus on how healthy development during this period can be enhanced by parenting and educational strategies.

3
PSY401

Individual Research

Intensive study of a specific research problem by survey of literature, data collection, and data analysis with the supervision and collaboration of a faculty member, possibly in collaboration with other students who are working on the same problem or related ones. Minimum registration: one term or interim; repeated registration to a total of three permitted. This course is ideal preparation for tutorial work in psychology. Prerequisite(s): PSY 101, 213, 214, or permission of the instructor.

1
PSY402

Individual Research

Intensive study of a specific research problem by survey of literature, data collection, and data analysis with the supervision and collaboration of a faculty member, possibly in collaboration with other students who are working on the same problem or related ones. Minimum registration: one term or interim; repeated registration to a total of three permitted. This course is ideal preparation for tutorial work in psychology. Prerequisite(s): PSY 101, 213, 214, and permission of the instructor.

2
PSY403

Individual Research

Intensive study of a specific research problem by survey of literature, data collection, and data analysis with the supervision and collaboration of a faculty member, possibly in collaboration with other students who are working on the same problem or related ones. Minimum registration: one term or interim; repeated registration to a total of three permitted. This course is ideal preparation for tutorial work in psychology. Prerequisite(s): Psychology 101, 213, 214, and permission of the instructor.

3
PSY430

Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts and intervention techniques of sport and exercise psychology. Topics covered will include motivation theory applied to sport, team dynamics, an introduction to psychological skills training, the psychology of sport injury, and issues pertinent to exercise adoption, adherence, and drop-out.

3
PSY490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
PSY491

Independent Study

1
PSY492

Independent Study

2
PSY493

Independent Study

3
PSY494

Independent Study

4
PSY498

Tutorial: Psychology

4
PSY499

Tutorial: Psychology

4
PSY501

Foundations of Counseling Psychology

The course focuses on historical, theoretical, ethical, and practical aspects of the counseling psychology field. Students will write a research paper, using the American Psychological Association Publication Manual and library resources commonly used by counseling psychologists. The course will also introduce students to the theory and practice of basic counseling skills.

3
PSY503

Applied Biological Psychology

The course addresses biological aspects of human psychology, including the biological basis of neurological deficits and mental disorders, and the use psychotropic medications for treating mental illnesses. Topics also include stress and health, mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia, and contemporary issues in biological psychology.

3
PSY506

Essentials of Infant Mental Health

This course will provide an introduction and overview of Infant Mental Health (IMH). Core theoretical concepts related to the practice of IMH will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how IMH principles provide a foundation for working with infants, toddlers, and families across settings and disciplines.

3
PSY509

Infant Development

This course will provide in-depth examination of infant development from conception to age 3. Participants will gain an understanding of the bio-psychosocial aspects of brain development, attachment theory, temperament, and the potential consequences of trauma and loss. The development of specific development milestones across key skills will be reviewed.

3
PSY510

Infant-Toddler Assessment

This course will provide students with an introduction and hands on experience completing developmental assessment of infants from a multidisciplinary perspective. Participants will learn to assess infant development of milestones in cognitive, social-emotional, communication, adaptive skills as well as sensory integration.

3
PSY511

PAAR Training in Sexual Assault Counseling

This course will provide students with 40 hours of volunteer training developed and implemented by the Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR). Successful completing of the training will qualify them as a Sexual Assault Counselor.

3
PSY514

Infant Attachment: A Dual Relationship

This course will explore parent-infant interactions with specific emphasis on early attachment relationships between parents and child, problems in the attachments process, family systems, and interventions to improve the quality of parent-infant relationships. Opportunities to observe and assess attachment relationships and parent-infant interactions within different at-risk populations will be provided.

3
PSY516

The NICU Experience

This course reviews medical, developmental, psychological and social risk factors associated with neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) hospitalization for infants and families. The impact of NICU placement on parent-infant attachment, developmental milestone acquisition, and parent mental health will be explored. Mental health interventions in the NICU will be examined.

3
PSY518

Family Interactions

This course will provide students with in depth instruction and observation of parent-infant interactions, an understanding of family systems, and approaches to assessment and intervention within this relationship.

3
PSY530

Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts and intervention techniques of sport and exercise psychology. Topics covered will include motivation theory applied to sport, team dynamics, an introduction to psychological skills training, the psychology of sport injury, and issues pertinent to exercise adoption, adherence, and drop-out.

3
PSY555

Statistics and Research Methods

The course provides a basic review of descriptive and inferential statistics and how these techniques are used with research methods in counseling psychology. Students will become proficient in computer analysis of data sets, designing and evaluating research designs and techniques, and understanding primary research in counseling literature

3
PSY602

Sport and Exercise Psychology Interventions

Students in this course will become competent in the understanding and application of the core mental skills of sport and exercise psychology across settings and across the lifespan.

3
PSY617

Psychology of Culture and Identity

The course offers theories and techniques related to the design, administration, and interpretation of quantitative tests measuring psychological variables such as intelligence, aptitude, and personality traits. It does not involve actual test design, administration and interpretation, but does explore theories and techniques related to these activities.

3
PSY621

Advanced Seminar in Diversity Issues

The course further develops the multicultural competency of counselors in relation to specific selected topics related to diversity and counseling. This is an elective course.

3
PSY627

Vocational/Career Counseling

The course addresses the issues involved in the lifelong process of vocational development, through exploration of theories and assessment approaches in career counseling. Additional topics addressed include self-awareness, career awareness and assessment, career decision making and planning, and career implementation.

3
PSY629

Human Development across the Life Span

The course explores cognitive, social, emotional and physiological development throughout the life span. While including concentration on the major theoretical approaches to life span development, an equally significant focus will be on practical application of material.

3
PSY632

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology is the study of how humans do well and flourish. This course is an introduction to positive psychology theories and techniques. Didactic, experiential, and interactive elements will be used to explore concepts, research, interventions, and exercises that positive psychology has contributed to the larger field of psychology.

3
PSY635

Concepts of Mental Health and Illness

The course provides an overview of concepts of mental health and its development, and of the etiologies of psychopathology, from a culturally sensitive perspective. Students learn to recognize the complex biological and environmental contributors to mental illness, and to evaluate effective treatment approaches for mental illness.

3
PSY642

Assessment

The course covers the basics of psychological assessment. The importance of integrating information from various sources when formulating hypotheses and diagnostic impressions and when developing treatment plans is emphasized. Other topics include interviewing, mental status examinations, psycho-physiological strategies, psychological tests related to various diagnostic groupings, and program evaluation.

3
PSY645

Environmental Psychology

Students will explore concepts, research, and practice related to the interface between environment and psychology. The course emphasizes the effects that environmental and climate change issues have on human health and well-being.

3
PSY646

Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation Training

This course gives students a foundation to facilitate intergroup dialogue classes and workshops. The topics of this course include group facilitation skills; individual and group social identity development; impact of prejudice and stereotyping; difference and dominance and the nature of social oppression; culture, cultural cues and judgments.

3
PSY647

Intergroup Dialogues:

To facilitate intergroup understanding, students participate in face-to-face conversations and readings across social identities. Students discuss relevant material and explore group experiences, cross social identities and instructional contexts and examine historical, psychological and sociological materials leading to understanding of self and other.

3
PSY653

Reflective Observation

This supervised field placement observation experience focuses on integration of infant mental health theory and practice. The course requires 100 hours of field observation and attendance at weekly reflective consultation seminars. Classes will involve shared exploration and examination of observed dyadic interactions within various child and family serving systems and environments.

3
PSY655

Reflective Consultation I

Students will use observations and experiences at field placement sites to develop and/or strengthen their ability to use reflective practice principles to conceptualize, support and, for students in the LPC programs, counsel from the Infant Mental Health perspective. The course provides a reflective group consultation experience for students. A treatment team approach will be taken to assist students in developing skills for case observation, conceptualization, treatment planning, use of therapeutic interventions, and clinical decision making skills. Topics such as development, gender, ethnicity and ethics will be included in classroom discussions on a regular and as-needed basis.

3
PSY656

Reflective Consultation II

Students will use observations and experiences at field placement sites to develop and/or strengthen their ability to use reflective practice principles to conceptualize, support and, for students in the LPC programs, counsel from the Infant Mental Health perspective. The course provides a reflective group consultation experience for students. A treatment team approach will be taken to assist students in developing skills for case observation, conceptualization, treatment planning, use of therapeutic interventions, and clinical decision making skills. Topics such as development, gender, ethnicity and ethics will be included in classroom discussions on a regular and as-needed basis.

3
PSY657

Psychopathology & Resilience

The course provides an overview of psychopathology. Students learn to recognize the complex biological, cultural, and environmental contributors to mental illness, and to diagnose mental disorders using standarized criteria. Students will also study the concept of resilience and its role in contributing to health and well-being.

3
PSY658

Evidence-Based Practice

This course provides an introduction to evidence-based practice in applied psychology, emphasizing a counseling psychology perspective to understanding human problems. The course focuses on the methodological issues in developing an empirical basis for psychological treatments, and understanding the evidence base for treatment, therapist, client, and therapeutic relationship effects.

3
PSY660

Counseling Theories and Techniques I

The course presents the following approaches to counseling: psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, Adlerian, interpersonal process, Gestalt, postmodern, and feminist. The course includes both theory and opportunities to develop and practice skills related to the theories.

3
PSY661

Counseling Theories and Techniques II

The course presents the following approaches to counseling: behavioral, cognitive, cognitive-behavioral, reality, mindfulness-informed therapies, person-centered, humanistic, existential, and integrative. The course includes both theory and opportunities to develop and practice skills related to the theories.

3
PSY662

Theories and Techniques of Counseling

This course explored a variety of counseling theories and techniques to provide a foundation for the practice of professional counseling from a culturally sensitive perspective. The course emphasizes current professional research and practice related to counseling theories and techniques, and provides opportunities for skill practice.

3
PSY663

Foundations of Health Psychology

Students will explore how psychological processes influence physical health. Further, the psychological sequellae of physical illness will be examined. Students will delve into the mind-body connection with consideration given to the cultural context. The role of the counseling psychologist as a member of the healthcare team will be explored.

3
PSY665

Addictions Counseling

The course addresses a variety of addiction topics, including chemical dependency, eating disorders, sexual addiction, the chemically dependent offender, and women's issues in addiction. Several treatment models are explored, with emphases on effectiveness of treatment approaches and on multicultural sensitivity.

3
PSY668

Crisis, Trauma and Recovery

The course is an introduction to the field of psychological trauma, examining the historical development of trauma as a clinical entity and an overview of theories and strategies for treating trauma. Students will learn to identify and work with their own reactions to clients who present trauma issues.

3
PSY671

Mindfulness Counseling

This course explores mindfulness and acceptance based approaches to counseling and discusses the integration of art and science when utilizing these approaches. Students will examine current research about efficacy of such approaches, and also develop beginning skills in these approaches.

3
PSY672

Group Counseling

The course explores the theory and practice of group experience from the perspectives of a member and observer. Topics include basic elements of group dynamics, interpersonal styles as they affect or hinder group functioning, role identity, leadership style, and application of group skills in organizations.

3
PSY673

Couples Counseling

This advanced course covers selected theories and techniques related to couples counseling. The emphasis in the course is on practical application of the theories.

3
PSY674

Foundations of Family Therapy

The course focuses on the evaluation and treatment of psychological symptoms from the perspective of the family and systems theory. The history and evolution of the family movement will be presented and multiple family therapy modalities introduced, with an emphasis on selected theories and applications.

3
PSY676

Counseling Children and Adolescents

The course focuses on issues and concepts related to counseling children and adolescents with social and/or emotional problems. Topics include significant differences between children/adolescents and adults; theories of normal child development and temperament; and conceptualization and effective treatment of problems.

3
PSY677

Grief Counseling

The course introduces students to the techniques, strategies, and treatment modalities counselors use to work with adults, children, and families dealing with bereavement. The class focuses on psychological, somatic, cultural, and spiritual aspects of grief and loss. Other topics included are interventions, community resources, and diverse religious and cultural practices.

3
PSY678

Risk and Resilience in Childhood

The course covers child/adolescent psychopathology and psychological assessment of children and adolescents. Specific topics include diagnostic and assessment issues specific to children and adolescents; psychological and developmental disorders specific to children and adolescents; and related social and cultural issues.

3
PSY681

Professional Integration Seminar

The course explores ethical conceptualization, analysis, and practices of applied and counseling psychologists. Topics include the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association, the history of applied psychology, and the developing mental health counseling movement. Certification, licensure, and regulatory practices are also discussed.

3
PSY682

Practicum

The course is an entry-level fieldwork course in which students obtain supervised counseling experience. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats.

3
PSY683

Dissertation II

These courses are capstone scholarly projects that demonstrate an original contribution to the field of counseling psychology.

1-3
PSY683X

Special Topics

Special Topics Psychology Course with Course Fees.

3
PSY685

Supervised Internship I

The course is a supervised field placement experience focusing on integration of theory and practice. The course requires attendance at a weekly seminar on campus, which involves presentations focusing predominantly on assessment, diagnosis, and case conceptualization.

3
PSY686

Supervised Internship II

The course enhances students' abilities to effectively offer mental health treatment and services to clients. Activities include discussion of issues in contemporary counseling psychology and treatment planning, formal case presentations, and completion of the graduate portfolio.

3
PSY687

Advanced Internship I

The course provides an advanced field placement opportunity for students who want to further develop counseling skills with a particular population and/or develop new skills with a population different from the ones worked with in prior field placements. Additional fee(s): Clinical fee.

3
PSY691

Independent Study

1
PSY692

Independent Study

2
PSY693

Independent Study

3
PSY706

History of Psychology

This course focuses on contemporary perspectives and historical and philosophical foundations of counseling psychology. The course emphasizes modern theories and practices of counseling psychology as a social science and profession, particularly as related to sustainable health and well-being for individuals, families, and communities.

3
PSY707

Social Psychology

This course provides an overview of historical and current trends in social psychology. Major theories and research findings relating to group dynamics, attitude change, prejudice, and others are presented. Contemporary critiques of the field and the relevance of social psychology to social change and the helping professions are discussed.

3
PSY708

Cognitive & Affective Bases of Behavior

The course addresses empirically supported theories of Cognition and Affect and their influence on human behavior. Cognitive understanding of how humans learn, process and retain information and its role inhuman activities will be examined. Affect will be examined through review of early attachment relationships, emotional regulation, and social-emotional processes.

3
PSY709

Intellectual Assessment

The course prepares students to administer tests of cognitive functions. Students will examine theory and clinical assessment of cognitive functioning including basic psychometric principles. Practical experiences are offered in test administration, scoring, interpretation, and professional report writing.

3
PSY711

Multicultural & Diversity Issues in Counseling Psych

The course provides an in-depth exploration of cultural differences as they impact the counseling relationship. Identity development theory will be examined, as will multicultural research methods and findings. Finally, the significance of both between-group and within-group differences will be explored for their relative influence on the process of therapeutic change.

3
PSY712

Advanced Research Design

This course reviews essential concepts in research design and statistics, with an emphasis on ensuring that students are capable of critically evaluating research studies and drawing reasonable conclusions from those studies. Students will have a strong foundation in research design and proficiency in statistics after having completed this course.

4
PSY714

Personality Theory and Assessment

The course covers theories of personality and prepares students to administer, score, interpret, and write reports about commonly used instruments for the assessment of personality. Approaches and instruments included will be interviewing techniques, personality inventories, projective tests.

3
PSY715

Ethical Issues in Counseling Psychology

This course will focus on providing students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to perform ethical practice with clients across the full dimension of human experience, using the APA Ethics Guidelines as a foundation.

3
PSY716

Psychometrics

The course offers theories and techniques related to the design, administration, and interpretation of quantitative tests measuring psychological variables such as intelligence, aptitude, and personality traits. It does not involve actual test design, administration and interpretation, but does explore theories and techniques related to these activities.

2
PSY718

Psychology and Sustainability

The course presents the interface between environment and sustainability issues and the discipline of counseling psychology. Students review psychological literature about the relationship between environmental problems/solutions and human health and well-being, as well as implications of this for psychologists' work with individuals, families, and communities.

3
PSY741

Pre-Practicum

This course prepares students, and is a pre-requisite, for field placements in settings that provide psychological services. The course reviews the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual and emphasizes integration of basic assessment and intervention activities, as well as ethical and professional issues in psychology.

3
PSY746

Practicum I

This course is a field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 300 hours on site in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class. Additional fee(s): Clinical fee.

3
PSY747

Practicum II

This course is the second field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 300 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class. Additional fee(s): Clinical fee.

3
PSY749

Practicum II

This course is the second field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 150 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

2
PSY750

Practicum II

This course is the second field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 75-149 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

1
PSY750A

Practicum II

This course is the second field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 75-149 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

1
PSY750B

Practicum II

This course is the second field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 75-149 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

2
PSY750C

Practicum II

This course is the second field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 75-149 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

3
PSY780

Professional Seminar in Counseling Psychology

This seminar explores the history of counseling psychology, professional identity, professional organizations, diverse populations, research and publishing, training issues, and professional ethics. Students will explore the scientific foundations of the counseling psychology profession and application of that foundational knowledge in counseling interviews.

3
PSY801

Family-Focused Systemic Interventions

The class focuses on theories and interventions related to conceptualization and improvement of interactions within family systems. A framework of family science and evidence-informed approaches is emphasized. Students will examine general systems theory, family systems interventions, trans-generational theory, modern and post-modern adaptations of family intervention, and multi-systemic approaches.

3
PSY804

Vocational Issues in Counseling Psychology

Theories of vocational choice as well as career decision making, planning and lifelong career development will be addressed. Current issues in field of vocational counseling will be integrated with well-established theories and methods of vocational assessment.

3
PSY805

Group Processes and Interventions

In this class, research on group process and dynamics will be examined from diverse perspectives such as psychodynamic, systemic, social learning, and existential, as applied in group psychotherapy. The specific applications of different types of therapeutic groups will be emphasized. This class will include an experience of group supervision for participants.

3
PSY806

Supervision and Leadership

This course introduces students to theories, research, roles and activities of supervision, consultation, and leadership in counseling psychology. The course is both didactic and experiential. For all activities, issues of diversity, ethics, and professional practice will be discussed.

3
PSY807

Biopsychology

This course focuses on the development of the brain and nervous system, interconnections between the human body's biological systems, and types and mechanisms of psychopharmacological interventions for psychological disorders.

3
PSY809

Advanced Developmental Psychology

In this course, students critically review classic and contemporary theories and research in developmental psychology. Students describe how the theories and research apply to psychology practice, develop additional research questions to further knowledge in the field, and become familiar with ethical and cultural issues related to developmental psychology.

3
PSY810

Advanced Data Analysis

This course introduces advanced concepts in data analysis, with an emphasis on ensuring that students are capable of designing research studies and selecting and implementing appropriate methods of data analysis. Students will work on their dissertation proposals in this

4
PSY814

Psychopathology, Resilience, and Evidence-Based Practice

The course addresses theories and research related to psychopathology, as well as the strength-based perspective in counseling psychology. Major approaches to understanding adaptive and maladaptive behavior of individuals, such as psychoanalytic, humanistic, social constructivist, systemic, and social learning, will be discussed.

3
PSY815

Organizations, Communities, and Consultation

This course will address theories and research related to functioning of organizations and communities. The counseling psychologist as consultant will be discussed, along with major principles and strategies for conducting system level assessments, and planning, implementation and evaluation of consultative interventions.

3
PSY816

Health Psychology Practice

The course focuses on the interface between psychology and medicine, preparing students to use psychology interventions in the treatment and management of illness and to understand the role of psychologist in the interdisciplinary healthcare team. Theory, research, and practice of health psychology will be presented.

3
PSY831

Independent Study

Two needs may be met by this course: 1) a doctoral student may wish to develop an independent study in addition to completing the dissertation; 2) a doctoral student may have a required course waived based on previous study, but still need to earn credits to complete the doctoral degree. This is a one credit option.

1
PSY832

Independent Study

Two needs may be met by this course: 1) a doctoral student may wish to develop an independent study in addition to completing the dissertation; 2) a doctoral student may have a required course waived based on previous study, but still need to earn credits to complete the doctoral degree. This is a two credit option.

2
PSY840

Practicum III

This course is the third field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 75-149 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

1
PSY840A

Practicum III

This course is the third field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 75-149 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

1
PSY840B

Practicum III

This course is the third field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 75-149 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

2
PSY840C

Practicum III

This course is the third field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 75-149 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

3
PSY841A

Practicum IV

This course is the fourth field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 75-149 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

1
PSY841B

Practicum IV

This course is the fourth field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 75-149 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

2
PSY841C

Practicum IV

This course is the fourth field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 75-149 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

3
PSY842

Practicum V

This course is an optional fifth field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 75-149 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

1
PSY842A

Practicum V

This course is an optional fifth field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 75-149 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

1
PSY842B

Practicum V

This course is an optional fifth field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 75-149 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

2
PSY842C

Practicum V

This course is an optional fifth field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 75-149 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

3
PSY843

Practicum III

This course is the third field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 150 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

2
PSY844

Practicum IV

This course is the fourth field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 150 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

2
PSY845

Practicum V

This course is an optional fifth field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 150 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class.

2
PSY846

Practicum III

This course is the third field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 300 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class. Additional fee(s): Clinical fee.

3
PSY847

Practicum IV

This course is the fourth field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 300 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class. Additional fee(s): Clinical fee.

3
PSY848

Practicum V

This course is an optional fifth field placement in which students obtain training in psychological service provision. They work directly under the supervision of a qualified professional and obtain experience interviewing clients and conducting sessions in group and individual formats for 300 hours/term in addition to participating in the weekly group supervision class. Additional fee(s): Clinical fee.

3
PSY851

Supervised Field Experience

The course provides doctoral students the opportunity to obtain experience providing services in community settings. The course is reserved for those settings in which supervision is provided by professionals who are not licensed psychologists, but represent other professions (social work, psychiatry, counselors, etc.).

1
PSY852

Supervised Field Experience (2 credits)

The course provides doctoral students the opportunity to obtain experience providing services in community settings. The course is reserved for those settings in which supervision is provided by professionals who are not licensed psychologists, but represent other professions (social work, psychiatry, counselors, etc.).

2
PSY853

Supervised Field Experience (3 credits)

The course provides doctoral students the opportunity to obtain experience providing services in community settings. The course is reserved for those settings in which supervision is provided by professionals who are not licensed psychologists, but represent other professions (social work, psychiatry, counselors, etc.).

3
PSY862

Dissertation I

These courses are capstone scholarly projects that demonstrate an original contribution to the field of counseling psychology.

3
PSY862A

Dissertation I

These courses are capstone scholarly projects that demonstrate an original contribution to the field of counseling psychology.

1
PSY862B

Dissertation I

These courses are capstone scholarly projects that demonstrate an original contribution to the field of counseling psychology.

2
PSY862C

Dissertation I

These courses are capstone scholarly projects that demonstrate an original contribution to the field of counseling psychology.

3
PSY863A

Dissertation II

These courses are capstone scholarly projects that demonstrate an original contribution to the field of counseling psychology.

1
PSY863B

Dissertation II

These courses are capstone scholarly projects that demonstrate an original contribution to the field of counseling psychology.

2
PSY863C

Dissertation II

These courses are capstone scholarly projects that demonstrate an original contribution to the field of counseling psychology.

3
PSY871A

Doctoral Internship

The doctoral internship is a year-long field experience for doctoral students who have completed all academic course work, comprehensive examinations, and dissertation proposal. The internship is a full-time supervised clinical experience obtained through a national search and matching process, and is required for the completion of the degree.

1
PSY871B

Doctoral Internship

The doctoral internship is a year-long field experience for doctoral students who have completed all academic course work, comprehensive examinations, and dissertation proposal. The internship is a full-time supervised clinical experience obtained through a national search and matching process, and is required for the completion of the degree.

2
PSY871C

Doctoral Internship

The doctoral internship is a year-long field experience for doctoral students who have completed all academic course work, comprehensive examinations, and dissertation proposal. The internship is a full-time supervised clinical experience obtained through a national search and matching process, and is required for the completion of the degree.

3
PSY871D

Doctoral Internship

The doctoral internship is a year-long field experience for doctoral students who have completed all academic course work, comprehensive examinations, and dissertation proposal. The internship is a full-time supervised clinical experience obtained through a national search and matching process, and is required for the completion of the degree.

4
PSY871E

Doctoral Internship

The doctoral internship is a year-long field experience for doctoral students who have completed all academic course work, comprehensive examinations, and dissertation proposal. The internship is a full-time supervised clinical experience obtained through a national search and matching process, and is required for the completion of the degree.

5
PSY871F

Doctoral Internship

The doctoral internship is a year-long field experience for doctoral students who have completed all academic course work, comprehensive examinations, and dissertation proposal. The internship is a full-time supervised clinical experience obtained through a national search and matching process, and is required for the completion of the degree.

6
PSY872

Pre-Doctoral Internship 2

The pre-doctoral internship is a year-long field experience for doctoral students who have completed all academic course work, comprehensive examinations, and dissertation proposal. The internship is a full-time supervised clinical experience obtained through a national search and matching process, and is required for the completion of the degree.

6
PSY873

Pre-Doctoral Internship 3

The pre-doctoral internship is a year-long field experience for doctoral students who have completed all academic course work, comprehensive examinations, and dissertation proposal. The internship is a full-time supervised clinical experience obtained through a national search and matching process, and is required for the completion of the degree.

6
PTH633

Global Health Perspectives

This course provides an opportunity for physical therapy students to study and experience global health issues by participating in an international service experience. It  is intended to give students the opportunity to understand the culture and health care issues of the visited country.

2
PTH700

Introduction to Clinical Skills

This course provides an introduction to physical therapy clinical skills with an emphasis on basic assessment and intervention procedures, along with surface anatomy palpation. Principles relating to these foundational techniques will be introduced via lecture and laboratory experiences. The techniques will be applied in future courses in increasingly complex patient problems and diagnoses.

2
PTH701

Foundations of Movement Science I

An in-depth analysis of normal and abnormal human motion with an emphasis on biomechanics, gait, patterns of motion and mechanisms that affect or limit movement. Principles of the physical therapy diagnostic process, along with therapeutic techniques, procedures, and modalities will be introduced.

7
PTH702

Foundations of Movement Science II

This course includes the study and application of theories of motor control, motor learning, and motor development that are utilized to guide examination of children and adults with neuromuscular dysfunction. Movement analysis is expanded along a continuum from infancy to older age, incorporating age-related movement changes and theories of aging.

3
PTH703

Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy

This course will provide in-depth preparation required to perform the examination, evaluation, and management of musculoskeletal conditions commonly encountered in physical therapy practice. The course includes the physical therapy diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis and development of evidence-based physical therapy plans of care.

12
PTH703I

Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy Part One

This course will provide in-depth preparation required to perform the examination, evaluation, and management of musculoskeletal conditions commonly encountered in physical therapy practice. The course includes the physical therapy diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis and development of evidence-based physical therapy plans of care.

2
PTH703II

Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy- Part Two

This course will provide in-depth preparation required to perform the examination, evaluation, and management of musculoskeletal conditions commonly encountered in physical therapy practice. The course includes the physical therapy diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis and development of evidence-based physical therapy plans of care.

10
PTH704

Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology

This course provides the basic principles of exercise physiology based upon how normal structure and physiological functioning in humans alters in response to bouts of physical activity. The importance of health promotion and wellness is emphasized. Laboratory sessions allow for participation in the components of a comprehensive fitness assessment.

3
PTH707

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy

This course provides didactic, laboratory and problem-based learning experiences in the examination, evaluation and treatment of patients with primary and secondary cardiac, vascular and/or pulmonary dysfunction. Content ranges from the development of individualized, scientifically-based fitness/wellness programs to the management of patients across the lifespan with a wide spectrum of acute illnesses and/or chronic conditions.

7
PTH708

Pediatric Physical Therapy

This problem-based course will provide in-depth information on the examination, evaluation, and management of pediatric neuromusculoskeletal system dysfunction from birth through adolescence and young adulthood. Students will build upon concepts of normal development, motor control, and motor learning to develop a theoretical framework for addressing the physical therapy needs of children.

4
PTH709

Neuromuscular Physical Therapy

This problem-based course explores the prevention, evaluation and management of neuromuscular system dysfunction throughout the adult life span. Students will build upon concepts from all previous courses to gain a comprehensive understanding of the multiple complex problems seen in patients with neurologic diagnoses.

9
PTH713

Multi-System Physical Therapy

This problem-based learning course emphasizes the physical therapy management of complex patients across the lifespan who present with pathology affecting multiple body systems. Students utilize advanced clinical decision-making skills to evaluate and prioritize interventions. Laboratory and problem-based learning experiences focus on educating and directing patients, families and other providers is included.

3
PTH713I

Multi-System Physical Therapy Part One

This problem-based learning course emphasizes the physical therapy management of complex patients across the lifespan who present with pathology affecting multiple body systems. Students utilize advanced clinical decision-making skills to evaluate and prioritize interventions. Laboratory and problem-based learning experiences focus on educating and directing patients, families and other providers is included.

1
PTH713II

Multi-System Physical Therapy-Part Two

This problem-based learning course emphasizes the physical therapy management of complex patients across the lifespan who present with pathology affecting multiple body systems. Students utilize advanced clinical decision-making skills to evaluate and prioritize interventions. Laboratory and problem-based learning experiences focus on educating and directing patients, families and other providers is included.

2
PTH722

Research I

The purpose of this course is to offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills that are essential to the critical evaluation of the medical literature and the application of research to the practice of physical therapy.

3
PTH724

Research II

The purpose of this course is to offer students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills that are essential to the critical evaluation of the medical literature and the application of research to the practice of physical therapy. Prerequisite(s): PTH 722.

2
PTH724I

Research II Part One

The purpose of this course is to offer students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills that are essential to the critical evaluation of the medical literature and the application of research to the practice of physical therapy. Prerequisite(s): PTH 722.

1
PTH724II

Research II-Part Two

The purpose of this course is to offer students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills that are essential to the critical evaluation of the medical literature and the application of research to the practice of physical therapy. Prerequisite(s): PTH 722.

1
PTH730

Clinical Experience I-A

The first part of this ten-week, full-time experience is scheduled at the completion of musculoskeletal system coursework. Students will be placed in outpatient facilities or general hospitals with an expectation that students, under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist, will primarily evaluate and treat patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Satisfactory completion of all previous academic requirements is required.

4
PTH731

Clinical Experience I-B

The second part of this ten-week, full-time experience is scheduled at the completion of musculoskeletal system coursework. Students will be placed in outpatient facilities or general hospitals with an expectation that students, under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist, will primarily evaluate and treat patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Satisfactory completion of all previous academic requirements is required.

3
PTH733

Clinical Experience II

A ten (10) week full-time experience scheduled at the completion of study of didactic and laboratory course work. Students will generally be placed in acute care, acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, pediatric, sub-acute, outpatient, or home health settings. Students will, under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist, primarily evaluate and treat patients with cardio/pulmonary and neurological conditions. Satisfactory completion of all previous academic requirements is required.

7
PTH735

Clinical Experience V

A sixteen (16) week full-time experience completed at the conclusion of didactic and laboratory course work. Student is assigned to an area of academic need and/or interest. During this experience the student will continue to develop competency in his/her entry-level professional physical therapy skills, under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. An alternative to this course is the combination of PTH 746 Clinical Experience IV (8 weeks) and PTH 747 Clinical Experience V (8 weeks). Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of all previous academic requirements.

12
PTH735I

Clinical Experience V-Part One

A sixteen (16) week full-time experience completed at the conclusion of didactic and laboratory course work. Student is assigned to an area of academic need and/or interest. During this experience the student will continue to develop competency in his/her entry-level professional physical therapy skills, under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. An alternative to this course is the combination of PTH 746 Clinical Experience IV (8 weeks) and PTH 747 Clinical Experience V (8 weeks). Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of all previous academic requirements.

1
PTH735II

Clinical Experience V-Part Two

A sixteen (16) week full-time experience completed at the conclusion of didactic and laboratory course work. Student is assigned to an area of academic need and/or interest. During this experience the student will continue to develop competency in his/her entry-level professional physical therapy skills, under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. An alternative to this course is the combination of PTH 746 Clinical Experience IV (8 weeks) and PTH 747 Clinical Experience V (8 weeks). Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of all previous academic requirements.

11
PTH737

Correlative Neuroscience

This course uses a seminar format to reinforce and make relevant to the practice of physical therapy content learned in BIO 506. The student identifies and analyzes functional problems related to neurological insult. Case study analysis and presentation are used for clinical application. Co-requisites: BIO 506 and PTH 701.

1
PTH741

Principles of Practice I: Intro to PT Practice

This course introduces the novice professional student to the roles of the physical therapist as: a professional; a communicator; and as a scholar. There is a heavy emphasis on patient-practitioner communication skills, especially during the patient interview. Fundamentals of evidence-based practice help students embrace the role of scholarly clinician.

3
PTH742

Principles of Practice II: Communication and Ethics

Communication and Ethics enhances basics concepts learned in PTH 741 related to evidence-based practice, ethics and communication while introducing new concepts of health behavior and the current healthcare environment for application throughout the physical therapy curriculum.

3
PTH742I

Principles of Practice II: Communication and Ethics-Part One

Communication and Ethics enhances basics concepts learned in PTH 741 related to evidence-based practice, ethics and communication while introducing new concepts of health behavior and the current healthcare environment for application throughout the physical therapy curriculum.

1
PTH742II

Principles of Practice II: Communication and Ethics-Part Two

Communication and Ethics enhances basics concepts learned in PTH 741 related to evidence-based practice, ethics and communication while introducing new concepts of health behavior and the current healthcare environment for application throughout the physical therapy curriculum.

2
PTH743

Principles of Practice III: Ethical Action and Social Responsibility

This course is an integrated synthesis of material learned in previous Principles of Practice courses with practical application into clinical education. Students preliminarily explore the integration of social responsibility and professionalism via community-based learning.

1
PTH744

Principles of Practice IV: Service Learning

This course is an integrated synthesis of material learned during previous POP courses. This course, guided by faculty and community service advisors, primarily evaluates the service learning project as it evolves over the past year. The evaluation will review the benefits of and obstacles to a meaningful learning experience. Students will discuss their contribution to the community agency and the population it serves, and will disseminate this to the Chatham physical therapy community through a group oral presentation.

1
PTH745

Principles of Practice V: Health Care Delivery, Management, & Policy

Principles of Practice V integrates the principles of health care delivery, management, policy and leadership within the physical therapy profession.

3
PTH745I

Principles of Practice V: Health Care, Management & Policy Part One

Principles of Practice V integrates the principles of health care delivery, management, policy and leadership within the physical therapy profession.

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PTH745II

Principles of Practice V: Healthcare, Management & Policy- Part Two

Principles of Practice V integrates the principles of health care delivery, management, policy and leadership within the physical therapy profession.

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PTH746

Clinical Experience III

An eight-week, full-time experience in combination with PTH 747 Clinical Experience V (eight weeks) completed at the conclusion of didactic and laboratory course work. During this experience, the student will continue to develop competency in his or her entry-level professional physical therapy skills, under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. An alternative to this course in combination with PTH 747 Clinical Experience V is PTH 735 Clinical Experience III (16 weeks). Satisfactory completion of all previous academic requirements is required.

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PTH746I

Clinical Experience III-Part One

An eight-week, full-time experience in combination with PTH 747 Clinical Experience V (eight weeks) completed at the conclusion of didactic and laboratory course work. During this experience, the student will continue to develop competency in his or her entry-level professional physical therapy skills, under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. An alternative to this course in combination with PTH 747 Clinical Experience V is PTH 735 Clinical Experience III (16 weeks). Satisfactory completion of all previous academic requirements is required.

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PTH746II

Clinical Experience III-Part Two

An eight-week, full-time experience in combination with PTH 747 Clinical Experience V (eight weeks) completed at the conclusion of didactic and laboratory course work. During this experience, the student will continue to develop competency in his or her entry-level professional physical therapy skills, under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. An alternative to this course in combination with PTH 747 Clinical Experience V is PTH 735 Clinical Experience III (16 weeks). Satisfactory completion of all previous academic requirements is required.

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PTH747

Clinical Experience IV

An eight-week, full-time experience in combination with PTH 746 Clinical Experience IV completed at the conclusion of didactic and laboratory course work. During this experience, the student will continue to develop competency in his or her entry-level professional physical therapy skills. An alternative to this course in combination with PTH 746 Clinical Experience IV is PTH 735 Clinical Experience III (16 weeks). Satisfactory completion of all previous academic requirements is required.

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PTH748

Research III: Evidence in Practice

In this course, students integrate previous curricular topics related to evidence based practice. Students develop and complete a presentation of the systematic review completed in PTH 724. Students also complete a Knowledge-to-Action project aimed at increasing the use of research evidence in clinical practice.

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PWR601

Introduction to Professional Writing

This foundational course is designed as an introduction to professional writing genres, models, standards, and formats of the online Master of Professional Writing degree. The course features practical writing and editing experience in a collaborative work environment. The class will establish a basic level of writing skills among MPW students and will begin with the development, or enhancement, of students' skills in analysis, synthesis, summarizing, and expository writing. In the latter part of the course, students focus on the techniques that make professional writing flow and hold the reader's interest. A workshop approach helps beginning writers learn to craft their work so that it reads smoothly and communicates effectively. Topics include creating leads that command interest, developing a story idea without floundering, making graceful and unobtrusive transitions, enriching the theme, and perfecting the ruthless art of self-editing. Students write short essays and critique their own published work.

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PWR606

Grant Writing

This course focuses on teaching the conventions and fundamentals of writing successful grants for nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies.

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PWR613A

Special Topics:

This course will explore different special topics in professional writing.

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PWR616

Technical Writing

This course teaches students how to prepare letter reports and technical reports about subjects that require technical explanations, diagrams, charts, and jargon understood by technical readers. In addition, this course teaches students how to present technical information to technical readers so they understand the concepts and can apply them in their work.

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PWR617

Teaching Technical Writing

This course prepares the student to seek technical writing training and teaching positions, as well as pursue subsequent doctoral studies in professional writing. Topics covered include best-practices in teaching, as well as developing course objectives and syllabi. Professional journal publishing and curriculum vita preparation will also be presented.

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PWR620

Political and News Writing

This course is designed to give students a working knowledge of the practice of reporting and writing for newspapers, magazines and online venues. Through comprehensive writing projects and student prepared news blogs, students practice with the leading edge techniques and tools required for writing.

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PWR621

Use of New and Social Media

This course seeks to give students the skills and confidence to create interesting and informative digital presentations based on simple presentation design and delivery options.

3
PWR625

Business and Organizational Writing

This course teaches students the rhetorical principles and writing practices necessary for producing effective business letters, memos, reports, and collaborative projects in professional contexts. All sections are offered in networked computer classrooms to ensure that students taking the course are prepared for the writing environment of the 21st century workplace. The course teaches the rhetorical principles that help students shape their business writing ethically, for multiple audiences, in a variety of professional situations.

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PWR632

Science and Environmental Writing

This course focuses on the practice of writing about science, environment, medicine, and technology for audiences ranging from the general public to scientists and engineers. It starts with basic science writing for lay audiences, emphasizing organization and clear writing techniques and also explores problems of conveying highly complex technical information to multiple audiences, factors that influence science communication to the public, and interactions between scientists and journalists.

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PWR641

Financial Writing

This course is concerned with the communication of financial information in writing: How should financial professionals construct documents? What are the writing techniques needed to make the numbers tell their own story? Topics include genres of financial writing (reports, presentations, correspondence), successful writing strategies (audience analysis, grammar usage, information gathering), organizing information, and using tables and charts.

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PWR662

Writing for Digital Media

This class will prepare students to enter these fields by teaching the strategies and skills needed to make compelling interactive experiences. Specifically, students will focus on developing their abilities to conceptualize, design, and create multimedia applications. Areas of focus will include: strategies for understanding and documenting audience needs and expectations; basics of effective user interface design; and typical process and artifacts involved with multimedia application development.

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PWR670

Principles of Information Architecture

In this course students will learn about the evolution of the discipline and the underlying principles and fundamentals, including task analysis, scenario development, taxonomy creation, and findability design. We will build on these basics with practical and contemporary applications and tools.

3
PWR673

Web Design and Development I

This course will provide an introduction to the technical skills needed for designing on-line content and interactive multimedia. Current multimedia tools for use in creating web-based products will be taught with ample opportunity for practice. Students learn authoring tools and multimedia techniques while covering topics, including non-text-based communication, integration of visuals, the animation of text and graphics, and digital video web-deployment.

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PWR674

Web Design and Development II

A continuation of Web Design and Development I, this course will advance student knowledge and understanding of multimedia authoring tools.

3
PWR675

Visual and Interface Design

Students will use audience analysis to help develop wireframes and storyboards, progress to full interface design, as well as gain an appreciation for the basic elements of design and how content is an integral part of design. Students will focus on interactions and behaviors.

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PWR694

Client Project

This required course for the Web Content Development concentration includes working on a client project for a real business customer. Students learn to develop statements of work, client agreements, and gain experience with direct application of web content development principles.

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PWR699

Professional Writing Portfolio

This course must be taken as each student's last course in the MPW program. This capstone course is a self-directed, guided independent practicum in which the student will produce a written project to the specifications of a "client" in one of the disciplinary areas of study. At the same time, students will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop-style program in which they will analyze the editorial and communication interests of various consumers of writing services (corporate communication offices, magazines, online venues, etc.). The workshop will explore many areas of the business of being a writer and cover copyright and contracts, cover and query letters, standard business practices - and strategies for success.

3
PYS512

Practices & Principles of Infant Mental Health Int

This course introduces specific prevention and intervention approaches for promoting attachment relationships and social-emotional development in children aged 0 to 3 emphasizing evidence-based practice. Participants will gain valuable skills for assisting parents, caregivers, educators and children in the promotion of positive social, emotional and behavioral development.

3
SDE090

SSON Prep: Science and Math

This course is designed for the student who is preparing for the Nursing School Entrance examination and would benefit from a structures review of science and math. Modules are taught covering basic mathematics, statistics, algebra and geometry as well as general and biological chemistry, cell biology, genetics, human anatomy and physiology, and human health and disease. Four hours of class per week.

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SDE101

Strategies for Success in College

SDE101 provides strategies to transition to the college environment, introducing the Chatham community, culture, traditions, and additional relevant topics. All students with first-year standing, regardless of transfer or advanced standing credits, are required to enroll during their first semester. Gateway and transfer students with 12 or more credits are exempt.

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SDE118

Wellness Event Symposium

This course represents a collection of designated activities focused on career development and service related events as well as activities correlated to Chatham University's missions of Environmental Responsibility, Women's Leadership and Global Understanding. By attending fourteen Chatham sponsored events throughout the semester, students gain exposure to critical areas of development.

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SDE133

SHARP: Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention

This self-defense course will utilize education and physical activity to help students recognize and deal with dangerous situations. Self-defense is a means of empowerment: through stretching, discussion of risk reduction strategies, and practice of self-defense techniques, students will learn how to defend themselves. This course fulfills a wellness course requirement.

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SDE138

Peer Education Training

This course is designed to prepare students to participate in the Resident Advisor Program. Upon completion of course work, students are able to direct peer groups involved in various health and wellness topics and are prepared to conduct and assist with various residence life activites. Pass/fail grading only. Student must be a Resident Advisor to enroll in this course.

3
SDE140

Peer Tutor Training

This course is designed to prepare students to be effective peer tutors. Through a combination of in-class and online course activities and discussion, tutors will learn best practices and troubleshooting strategies. Pass/fail grading only. Student must be in the Peer Tutor Program to enroll in this course.

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SDE301

Strategies for Success in College Transfer

This is a one credit, pass/fail course designed to facilitate a successful transition for transfer students entering Chatham. Emphasis will be placed on academic success, personal growth and self-management, campus/community resources and involvement, as well as career preparation and college planning with the Chatham Plan.

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SDE310

Career Preparation

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SDE493

Independent Study

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SSA490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

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SSA491

Independent Study

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SSA492

Independent Study

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SSA493

Independent Study

3
SSA498

Tutorial: Social Service Administration

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SSA499

Tutorial: Social Service Administration

4
SSC214

Special Topics

3
SUS100

Sustainability Science

Through the lens of the natural and cultural history of Eden Hall and its surroundings, students learn about cultural, social, economic, natural and other systems. The course will focus on land use over time, the economic and social drivers and impacts of those land uses, and the implications for environmental wellbeing.

3
SUS102

Sustainability and Society

Students examine core concepts of sustainability, and explore its origins, history, and achievements across the globe at multiple scales. Students gain a foundation for more in-depth study of sustainability. Students also focus on their personal conception of sustainability and engage in a sustainability group project linked to community partners.

3
SUS105

Sustainability: Issues to Actions

Intended for all first-year undergraduate students, this course provides an overview of key sustainability principles. Through lectures, panels, and discussions, students will explore, analyze, and evaluate local sustainability and resilience issues with global relevance. The course captures the liberal arts outcomes and includes community service through civic engagement opportunities.

3
SUS125

Leadership in Sustainability

Explore topics and careers in the sustainability field through experiential sessions at the Eden Hall Campus and around PIttsburgh. Develop a strategic project action plan that targets personal leadership goals and drives community transformation around complex problems. Topics include: green buildings, foo dsystems, urban planning, social justice, energy, ecology, transportation.

3
SUS132

Sustainable Trail Development: Resource Management

Students will learn the history, methods, and techniques of sustainable trail development and its importance in the context of resource management on public lands. Students will be exposed to a variety of sustainable trail methodologies and through hands-on projects, will gain the skills necessary to become qualified trail crew leaders.

3
SUS150

Food, Farm & Field

This course explores food, farm, and environment through readings, films, lectures, demonstrations, field trips, and on-farm and kitchen experiences in research and production problems. Activities include presentations on specific topics, group discussions, hands-on lab and field activities, individual and group presentations, field trips, and reflection through writing, video, and photography.

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SUS201

Integrative Biology

This course will introduce traditional biological concepts from molecules to organisms within an integrative and applied framework. Students will learn the interdisciplinary nature and common approaches of biology through applied topics relevant to sustainability such as human and ecological health, freshwater and marine fisheries, energy sources, and climate dynamics.

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SUS201L

Integrative Biology Lab

Laboratory exercises including data collection, small-scale experimentation, data modeling, and simulation will be experienced to complement the material covered in SUS 201. Two hours of laboratory will be held per week at the Eden Hall Campus aquatic science lab. Corequisite: SUS 201. Additional Fee(s): Laboratory fees = S50.

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SUS202

Dynamic Earth Systems

The earth is a dynamic, evolving system. This course provides an introduction to earth's formation, its materials composition and distribution, and the processes of the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere that interact to shape surface and subsurface features and conditions. The complex adaptive systems framework will be applied.

3
SUS203

Global Environmental Health

This course addresses the connection between health and environment. Topics include: environmental epidemiology, toxicology, policy, radiation and energy disease, and water, air, soil qualities. The work of scientists and public health specialists to discover, assess, and reduce risk to environment health problems are explored. Case studies provide context and background for environmental health issues past and present.

3
SUS210

Sustainability and Technology

This course discusses opportunities and challenges for using technology for sustainability. We will discuss innovation for sustainability and societal adoption, and will explore ways to use renewable energy and other technologies for homes and workplaces, the internet of Things, closed loops and new materials, sustainable transportation, and smart water systems.

3
SUS213

Special Topics

3
SUS301

Global Change Science

The climate system of Earth is rapidly changing due to complex and interacting phenomena. This course offers an in-depth investigation of the science behind climate change, including a survey of model forecasts. Emphasis will also include the current and projected consequences of climate change on natural resources.

3
SUS302

Social Justice and Sustainability

This course focuses on social justice and sustainability. We examine environmental risks and benefits as they are unequally distributed in society. We look especially at environmental problems in relation to social constructs such as gender, race, ethnicity, and class. We will also focus on solutions and responses to these problems.

3
SUS302W

Social Justice and Sustainability

This course focuses on social justice and sustainability. We examine environmental risks and benefits as they are unequally distributed in society. We look especially at environmental problems in relation to social constructs such as gender, race, ethnicity, and class. We will also focus on solutions and responses to these problems.

3
SUS304

Environment and Culture

This course considers "culture" and "environment" and how these concepts both help and hinder efforts towards a sustainable and healthy world. Topics include: socio-cultural ways of knowing and reasoning, human adaptation, engagements with food, animals and places, and why race, class, and gender are critical to conversations about sustainability.

3
SUS305

Environmental Toxicology

To be determined

3
SUS315

Food Access and Policy

If food is a basic human right, how do societies create universal access to food? This course explores the ethical basis for making citizens food secure despite global inequality. Major topics include private vs public solutions and the relationship between food access, gender, cultural appropriateness, nutrition, sustainability, and justice.

3
SUS322

Natural Resource Management Policy and Law

Contemporary natural resource management policy issues are addressed emphasizing deomestic policy solutions. Major initiatives and implementation toward sustainable resource use and healthy environments are discussed and analyzed to determine implementation strategy success levels, to assess adequacy within bioregional/ecosystem approaches, and to integrate economic and environmental decisions. Local site visit(s) expected.

3
SUS327W

Writing about Environmental Science

This course is designed for students with some basic scientific skills, who might become scientists professionally, but all of whom will be communicating about science, often to non-scientists. In this course, we will read, discuss, and practice a variety of methods of communicating about environmental science, from popular culture to news to government reports. Students will competently translate scientific results into written journalistic English and will be able to evaluate scientific results from the news in terms of its scientific accuracy and clarity. Cross-listed as ENV327W.

3
SUS335

Renewable Energy and Society

This course explores the relationship of energy production and consumption with sustainability. Non-renewable and renewable energy resources and their environmental and social impacts will be discussed. We will explore the Eden Hall energy systems and investigate in more detail how solar energy could be used on a larger scale.

3
SUS352

GIS Software - Skills and Applications

A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software is a powerful tool used in a variety of disciplines. Students will gain a foundation of GIS principles and applications using ArcGIS software. Topics covered include data development and management, spatial analysis techniques, communicating data visually and examples of hands-on GIS applications.

3
SUS355

Forestry

This course introduces forest ecosystems around the world, explores their ecology and management, and examines the practical and economic aspects of forestry. Topics include tree growth strategies, successional change, nutrient cycling, silviculture, timber harvesting, and human-induced stressors. Tree ID and field methods will be taught in the Eden Hall woodland.

3
SUS380

Economics in a Changing World

An interdisciplinary approach to economics including concepts from sociology, politics, behavioral and evolutionary economics. It explores the limits of conventional economics in explaining and predicting economic phenomena. It situates economics as a behavioral science and looks at economic sustainability at the local, to global scale, incorporating social and political issues.

3
SUS401

Sustainability Policy and Decision Making

To be determined

3
SUS403

Sustainable Food Systems

This course explores the sustainability of food and agricultural systems from the local to the global level, focusing on economic, social, ethical, and environmental factors. It also explores the roles of food access and culture, sustainable production at various scales, and the development of resources to support sustainable food systems.

3
SUS404

Quantitative Ecology

Drawing from case studies in landscape design and natural resource management, this course will apply quantitative methods to ecological data analysis. Students will work with the software program R to apply statistical inference and mathematical modeling using previously collected data sets on single species, species interactions, communities, and food webs.

3
SUS404L

Quantitative Ecology Laboratory

Laboratory exercises from this course will complement material covered in SUS 404. Activities will primarily involve data collection and retrieval in ecosystems surrounding Eden Hall and in the Laurel Highlands. Additional fees: $50 laboratory fee.

1
SUS406

Environmental Policy

This course addresses water policy, management, and sustainability. We will consider water resources with specific attention to the challenges that come with managing a resource that crosses a range of boundaries and scales. Topics include U.S. water policy, water privatization, water resources in the global south, infrastructure and climate change.

3
SUS407

Natural Resource Leadership

This course addresses topical environmental challenges (e.g.. water) and develops sustainable, leadership-based skills for managing these challenges. Students will learn about the social, ecological, and economic aspects of the topic, and then apply their knowledge to field experiences. Field experiences include service projects, fieldwork, or training.

3
SUS416

Sustainable Decision Analysis

The class contributes to a foundation for sustainability management by exploring different quantitative approaches to sustainable decision-making including: Life Cycle Analysis, Ecosystem Services Valuation, Carbon and Water Footprinting, and DPSIR (Drivers, Pressures, States, Impacts and Responses) Society-Environment interaction framework. Finally, the class explores how quantitative decision-making is shaped by various stakeholders.

3
SUS421

Ecotoxicology & Environmental Health

Human health is intimately connected to environmental conditions and ecosystem integrity. Introducing concepts and measures of ecosystem and human health, this course covers the principles and practice of contributing fields including ecotoxicology, epidemiology, environmental health and risk assessment. Students will move from inquiry to action for key issues.

3
SUS426

Sustainable Aquaculture

This course examines the historical development and cultural importance of aquaculture, as well as practical considerations for managing modern aquaculture systems. Emphasis is on low-impact aquaculture systems and approaches, which minimize adverse environmental impacts, and encourage socially responsible development that enhances both the natural resource base and community livelihoods.

3
SUS435

Green and Social Innovation

Students will develop skills for managing innovation to positively impact the environment and society. Students work with actual ideas and/or entrepreneurs using Eden Hall to test products. The class focuses on helping students to develop product management skills which use innovation to solve major social and environmental problems.

3
SUS461

Aquatic Entomology

Aquatic environments harbor a vast number of insect species that are widely used as biological indicators of environmental health. This course introduces the physiological, ecological, and biomonitoring attributes of aquatic insects and emphasizes taxonomic identification. Preparation for a formal identification certification test from the Society for Freshwater Science is optional.

3
SUS470

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

This course helps students to understand the roles and responsbilities of organizations beyond just making an economic profit. Students are exposed to approaches to managing CSR. CSR is explored as a way for organizations to create value, thus, CSR is seen as crucial for business success in the 21st century.

3
SUS490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone, undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
SUS491

Independent Study

1
SUS492

Independent Study

2
SUS493

Independent Study

3
SUS502

Sustainability and Systems

In this course, students will develop skills necessary to understand, describe, and communicate complex systems. Working from examples, exercise and interactive discussions, students will learn to identify key drivers and leverage points for change. Students will learn to solicit useful information, model, and enact change using a various systems-based tools.

3
SUS504

Foundations of Sustainability

This course provides students the skills to understand, communicate, and critique the fundamentals of sustainability at multiple scales and across disciplines and cultures. It explores sustainability's origins and foundations, application, and assessment. We evaluate the inter-relationships among environmental, societal, and economic well-being and the implications on individual and social decision-making.

3
SUS506

Sustainability & Policy: Water

This course addresses water policy, management, and sustainability. We will consider water resources with specific attention to the challenges that come with managing a resource that crosses a range of boundaries and scales. Topics include U.S. water policy, water privatization, water resources in the global south, infrastructure and climate change.

3
SUS507

Natural Resource Leadership

This course addresses topical environmental challenges (e.g.. water) and develops sustainable, leadership-based skills for managing these challenges. Students will learn about the social, ecological, and economic aspects of the topic, and then apply their knowledge to field experiences. Field experiences include service projects, fieldwork, or training.

3
SUS508

Environmental Statistics

Students in this course will become proficient in executing quantitative methods pertinent sustainability science, including multiple linear regression, descriptive multivariate statistics, and time series analyses. All assignments aim to generate experience with applied problem-solving and will require scriptwriting in program R to maximize analytical and data management efficiency. This course requires a foundation in statistical methods.

3
SUS511

Project Design, Methods, and Evaluations

3
SUS512A

Sustainability in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh and the surrounding region have experienced several waves of change; the current described as a "green renaissance". Students will engage in 7 weekly workshops and guest lectures with introducing them to the city's history, key sustainability initiatives and job prospects. Students will provide 7 weekly blogs, one or each visit.

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SUS512B

Sustainability in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh and the surrounding region have experienced several waves of change; the current described as a "green renaissance". Students will engage in 10 weekly field trips with participant observation giving a glimpse of the socio-ecological history of the city. Students will provide a 10 blogs one or each visit, and a final paper.

2
SUS512C

Sustainability in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh and the surrounding region have experienced several waves of change; the current described as a "green renaissance". Students will engage in 14 weekly field trips with participant observation giving a glimpse of the socio-ecological history of the city. Students will provide a 14 blogs one or each visit, and a final paper.

3
SUS514

Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities

This class analyzes cities as systems with subsystems including living, transportation, food, water, energy and waste that can all contribute to sustainability and quality of life. Using systems thinking, we will study approaches toward urban sustainability and climate resiliency.

3
SUS516

Sustainable Decision Analysis

The class contributes to a foundation for sustainability management by exploring different quantitative approaches to sustainable decision-making including: Life Cycle Analysis, Ecosystem Services Valuation, Carbon and Water Footprinting, and DPSIR (Drivers, Pressures, States, Impacts and Responses) Society-Environment interaction framework. Finally, the class explores how quantitative decision-making is shaped by various stakeholders.

3
SUS517

Climate Change and Sustainability

Climate change is one of today's most critical issues. We will study the science of climate change impacts and examine frameworks used by the global community to develop climate projections, build resiliency, and mitigate emissions. Through team projects we investigate topics in climate resiliency or emissions reduction in more depth.

3
SUS521

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health

Human health is intimately connected to environmental conditions and ecosystem integrity. Introducing concepts and measures of ecosystem and human health, this course will cover the principles and practice of contributing fields including ecotoxicology, epidemiology, environmental health and risk assessment. Students will be led from inquiry to action for key issues.

3
SUS526

Sustainable Aquaculture

This course examines the historical development and cultural importance of aquaculture, as well as practical considerations for managing modern aquaculture systems. Emphasis will lie on low impact aquaculture systems and approaches, which minimize adverse environmental impacts, and encourage socially responsible development that enhances both the natural resource base and community livelihoods.

3
SUS550

Eden Hall Experience

This course provides an opportunity for students to engage Chatham faculty and staff, community members, and contractors and designers on topics related to the development and maintenance of the Eden Hall campus. It allows students an inside look at the first sustainable campus built in the United States from the ground-up. This is a unique opportunity for students to be involved in understanding and contributing to the process of building and maintaining a sustainable campus.

3
SUS551

Eden Hall Experience: Digital Storytelling

This course allows students to engage Chatham faculty/staff, local community members, contractors, and designers on topics related to the development and maintenance of the Eden Hall campus. It is a unique opportunity for students to be involved in understanding this sustainable campus, and helping to shape and promote it.

2
SUS562

Economics of the Environment

This course is designed to introduce you to how economists think about the environment. The theory of externalities and market failure provide the basis for applying microeconomic concepts to the study of environmental issues. Analytical tools, particularly cost-benefit analysis, are explained and applied to problems with environmental dimensions.

3
SUS580

Sustainable Behavior Change

This hybrid course combines classroom and online instruction with real-world application. Students learn the latest science concerning sources of environmental degradation. In teams, students apply motivational theory, collect secondary and primary data, and develop an action plan for increasing pro-environmental behaviors (PEB) in a specific context.

3
SUS581

Entrepreneurial Alternatives

The class examines alternative paths to entrepreneurship for students interested in owning and operating an existing business. There is an emphasis on food-related businesses (production/processing, distribution, retail). Students will learn about acquiring an existing business or franchise. Skills covered include selecting targets, evaluation, appropriate financial valuation, deal structuring, arranging financing and post-closing operations planning.

3
SUS590

Careers in Sustainability

This is a graduate level course that will contribute to the mission of SSE in training students in the theories, applications, and assessment of sustainability in a broad range of contexts.

3
SUS591

Independent Study

Students work with a professor/instructor to develop and follow a curriculum which covers a topic of special interest.

1
SUS592

Independent Study

Students work with a professor/instructor to develop and follow a curriculum which covers a topic of speical interest.

2
SUS593

Independent Study

Students work with a professor/instructor to develop and follow a curriculum which covers a topic of speical interest.

3
SUS601

Applied Ecology

The overall goal of this course is to examine the role that science contributes to sustainability. Students will critically assess process, evidence, uncertainty, application, and communication for traditional and alternative scientific methods through focused issues of sustainability (i.e., climate change, energy consumption, water pollution, urban ecosystems, children's environmental health, agroecosystems).

3
SUS602

The Political Economy of Sustainability

This course will examine the economic dimensions of environmental change through the frameworks of political ecology, political economy, development studies, and sustainability. Through case studies and current theory, we will investigate the costs, benefits, and sustainability of environmental governance.

3
SUS603

Sustainability: Ethics, Equity, Justice

This course focuses on the role of the "social" as one of the three pillars of sustainability. It explores historic and contemporary notions of ethics, social equity and social justice. It examines how these concepts can be applied to sustainability by studying local and global case studies.

3
SUS605

Leadership for Transitions to Sustainability

This class builds a foundation for sustainability management through exploration of Transition Management, a methodology for sustainable innovation. Students study innovation management, learn steps in managing a transition through analyzing systemic socio-technical problems, learn to develop potential solutions, and understand the organizational and societal structures necessary to support long-term change.

3
SUS606

Urban Planning and Political Ecology

This course explores urban processes through the field of planning and a critical look at human/environment relationships in cities. Students will advance their knowledge of cities and how they function through in depth readings of governance, urban ecology, urban political ecology, food, infrastructure, policy, and inequality in metropolitan areas.

3
SUS607

Applied Green and Social Innovation

The class helps students develop skills for managing innovation focusing on Food, Agriculture, Environmental and Social Product and Service innovations. Students will work with actual ideas and or start-ups from local incubators and entrepreneurs. The class focuses on helping students to develop skills to use innovations for solving major social and environmental problems.

3
SUS611

Decision Making Under Uncertainty

The application of design principles to data provides a bridge between the increasing volume of information that we encounter everyday to evidence-based, decision-making toward sustainable systems. This course provides a hands-on introduction to data analysis, data visualization techniques, and software for translating complexity and uncertainty into useful products.

3
SUS614

Film and Sustainability

Students will critically assess the visual media of film across a range of formats for their design and effectiveness as part of sustainability efforts. Students will then utilize the knowledge to create a film proposal to address a sustainability issue of their choice.

2
SUS617

Sustainable Energy Systems

This course explores the relationship of energy production and consumption with sustainability. We investigate environmental and climate impacts, renewable energy technologies and the integration of renewables into the grid given the ongoing restructuring of US electricity markets and new options such as large-scale solar networks, microgrids and community solar.

3
SUS619

The Water's Edge: Science and Policy from Summit to Sea

The water's edge is rich with ecological and cultural activity. Through online discussions, field excursions, public service, participation in research, interactions with practitioners, and a curated exhibit, this course bridges theory with application for the science and policy relevant to the aquatic-terrestrial interface (e.g., streams, rivers, lakes, and coastal shorelines).

3
SUS621

Applied Methods

This skill-based course conveys specific qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods for conducting the systematic investigation of a business, client project, practical problem, or applied research situation. Each section will address a different method; examples of topics include GPS and mapping, introduction to statistics, surveys, sustainability audits, and water quality monitoring.

2
SUS622

Engaging Animals

This course considers human-other animal engagements and how these affect sustainability. We first make sense of what "engaging animals" means, focusing on human-animal relations at different scales and levels cross-culturally, and then consider the impact on sustainability. We end with a student-led symposium on a specific human-animal relationship in relation to sustainability.

3
SUS624

New Media, Science, & Society

Digital photography, the world wide web, and social media have changed the options for communicating scientific knowledge to, and co-creating knowledge with, broader audiences. Taking a Rachel Carson 2.0 approach focused on photojournalism and multimedia, students will develop skills to visually communicate evidence-based connections between the environment and health.

3
SUS625

Restorative Environmental Justice

This course analyzes the environmental justice movement around the world. It draws lessons from the conditions that have led to environmental injustices, the historical development of the movement, the policy responses of governments and international agencies, the solutions pursued by communities, and the role played by the private sector. The course explores the role of natural asset-building strategies that simultaneously reduce poverty and address environmental issues.

3
SUS640

Sustainable Community Development

This course explores how people can engage in creating more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable communities at multiple scales, from the local to the regional. The reading and assignments emphasize sustainable planning theory and practice as well as sustainable food systems perspectives. Students will engage in practice-based research and community projects.

3
SUS681

Special Topics

This course explores the role of "social justice" as one of the pillars of sustainability by integrating the concepts associated with it into a local community-based project. Students have an opportunity to pursue a project designed and implemented in conversation with a community partner that incorporates key components of environmental and social justice.

1
SUS683

Special Topics

This course is designed to allow students to explore in depth a specific topic or area of sustainability.

3
SUS691

Internship

1
SUS692

Internship

2
SUS693

Internship

3
SUS697

Thesis Practicum

Course assists students in the preparation of thesis facilitating the transition from research and project development to writing. Includes a review of research methods and design, literature review, time management demands, project management, and presentation skills.

1
SUS698A

Final Project

Course provides supervision and research guidance for the final project. Students will complete a final project independently or as part of a group to complete the MSUS degree requirements. The form of the final project is flexible and should be linked to the student's self-defined sustainability challenge. Part one of two.

1
SUS698C

Final Project

Course provides supervision and research guidance for the final project. Students will complete a final project independently or as part of a group to complete the MSUS degree requirements. The form of the final project is flexible and should be linked to the student's self-defined sustainability challenge.

3
SUS699

Advanced Seminar in Sustainability

In this course students in the final semester of the Master of Sustainability program revisit materials from the first semester of the program in the context of their projects, areas of focus, and summer placements.

3
SUS800

Graduate Continuing Credit

Graduate Continuing Credit

1
SWK101

Introduction to Sociology

This course introduces students to the basic sociological concepts, including sociological imagination, socialization, social institutions, social stratification, and social inequality. Emphasis is placed on conceptual tools necessary for the analysis of the influence of social structures on human behavior and life chances.

3
SWK102

Introduction to Social Work, Social Justice and Social Issues

This course examines selected social issues as well as related social welfare policies and programs. It introduces the profession of social work, key aspects of the professional knowledge base, fields of practice, and populations served by social workers. This course is appropriate for students who are considering social work as a profesion and as well as for those with an interest in related fields such as psychology, counseling, and public policy.

3
SWK164

Diversity in Health and Illness

This course will examine the impact of culture on health care services and delivery in the United States. The influence of cultural difference on patient/provider interactions will be considered within the cultural competency model. The context of health and illness for groups including African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Latin-Americans will be included.

3
SWK201W

Human Behavior in the Social Environment I

This course examines the development of individuals, couples, and families from birth to adolescence within the framework of social work research and theory. Also explored are systems that influence gender, race, ethnicity, social, and economic influences within the context of families, groups, organizations, institutions, and communities.

3
SWK202

Human Behavior in the Social Environment II

This course is a continuation of SWK 201W. It examines the development of individuals, couples, and families from adolescence to death within social work research and theory. Also explored are systems that influence gender, race, ethnicity, social, and economic influences within the context of families, groups, organizations, institutions, and communities.

3
SWK224

Juvenile Justice

Examination of biological, psychological, sociological, and ecological theories of juvenile delinquency; its historical and current legal definitions and enabling legislation; statistical resources and activity patterns; and methods of prevention, control, and treatment of juvenile delinquency. Cross-listed as CRM 224.

3
SWK321

Social Welfare and Social Justice

This course examines the history, development, context, and current status of the American social welfare system. The American system is compared with policies and programs in other countries. The specifics of major welfare programs such as Social Security and Temporary Aid to Needy Families are explored.

3
SWK322W

Social Welfare: Women and Policy

This course is designed to examine current issues and policies that impact the lives of women and to explore methods of creating or modifying policies. This course wil utilize a comparative policy framework to explore the strengths and weaknesses of current interventions regarding their promotion of social and economic justice.

3
SWK325

Deviant Behavior

This course examines deviance using biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives. Emphasis is placed on examining the influence of social, cultural, historical, political, and economic context in the identification, labeling, and control of deviant behavior.

3
SWK351

Practice 1: Interviewing and Assessment with Individuals

This course introduces generalist social work practice, including its philosophy, domains, and values. The role of the practitioner and an overview of the helping process provide the foundation for the study and practice of basic interviewing skills.

3
SWK352

Practice 2: Interventions with Individuals and Families

Building on the knowledge and skills acquired in Social Work 351, this course focuses on direct practice with individuals and families, including the assessment, middle, and termination phases of social work practice. Skills for working with diverse populations will be illustrated and practiced using videos and role playing.

3
SWK354

Practice 3: Working with Groups

This course examines the essential components of generalist social work practice with groups. Topics include group typology, formation, development, and processes. Strategies for effective leadership with small and large groups are explored using both didactic and experiential methods.

3
SWK355

Practice 4: Working with Organizations and Communities

The focus of this course is generalist social work practice as applied to macro practice activities. It introduces students to generalist social work practice intended to bring changes to organizations, communities, and institutions with the goal of advancing the achievement of individual and collective social and economic justice.

3
SWK377

Special Topics

3
SWK451

Field Placement I

Students participate in a practice experience with the opportunity to apply social work knowledge, ethics, and practice skills. Students work closely with their field instructors, as well as meeting weekly with social work faculty. Students must complete a total of 12 credits of field placement.

1
SWK451A

Field Placement I

Students participate in a practice experience with the opportunity to apply social work knowledge, ethics, and practice skills. Students work closely with their field instructors, as well as meeting weekly with social work faculty. Students must complete a total of 12 credits of field placement.

1
SWK451B

Field Placement II

Students participate in a practice experience with the opportunity to apply social work knowledge, ethics, and practice skills. Students work closely with their field instructors, as well as meeting weekly with social work faculty. Students must complete a total of 12 credits of field placement.

2
SWK451C

Field Placement III

Students participate in a practice experience with the opportunity to apply social work knowledge, ethics, and practice skills. Students work closely with their field instructors, as well as meeting weekly with social work faculty. Students must complete a total of 12 credits of field placement.

3
SWK451D

Field Placement IV

Students participate in a practice experience with the opportunity to apply social work knowledge, ethics, and practice skills. Students work closely with their field instructors, as well as meeting weekly with social work faculty. Students must complete a total of 12 credits of field placement.

4
SWK451E

Field Placement V

Students participate in a practice experience with the opportunity to apply social work knowledge, ethics, and practice skills. Students work closely with their field instructors, as well as meeting weekly with social work faculty. Students must complete a total of 12 credits of field placement.

5
SWK452

Field Placement II

Students participate in a practice experience with the opportunity to apply social work knowledge, ethics, and practice skills. Students work closely with their field instructors, as well as meeting weekly with social work faculty. Students must complete a total of 12 credits of field placement.

2
SWK453

Field Placement III

Students participate in a practice experience with the opportunity to apply social work knowledge, ethics, and practice skills. Students work closely with their field instructors, as well as meeting weekly with social work faculty. Students must complete a total of 12 credits of field placement.

3
SWK454

Field Placement IV

Students participate in a practice experience with the opportunity to apply social work knowledge, ethics, and practice skills. Students work closely with their field instructors, as well as meeting weekly with social work faculty. Students must complete a total of 12 credits of field placement.

4
SWK455

Field Placement V

Students participate in a practice experience with the opportunity to apply social work knowledge, ethics, and practice skills. Students work closely with their field instructors, as well as meeting weekly with social work faculty. Students must complete a total of 12 credits of field placement.

5
SWK460

Integrative Seminar in Social Work

The capstone course of the social work program, this seminar requires students to synthesize and integrate their professional knowledge with field experience. Topics include ethics, professional practice, critical thinking, and integration of research in practice, and career development. Co-requisite: Field placement.

3
SWK461

Integrative Seminar in Social Work II

The capstone course of the social work program, this seminar requires students to synthesize and integrate their professional knowledge with field experience. Topics include ethics, professional practice, critical thinking, and integration of research in practice, and career development. Co-requisite: Field placement.

2
SWK490

Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone, undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3
SWK491

Independent Study

1
SWK492

Independent Study

2
SWK493

Independent Study

3
SWK494

Independent Study

4
SWK498

Tutorial: Social Work

4
SWK499

Tutorial: Social Work

4
THT141

Acting One

Through exercises, improvisations, and scene work, students broaden and develop their own creativity, gain a deeper understanding of human behavior and interaction, and strengthen analytical skills through character study. Students learn to work with scene partners and develop self-confidence in a performance situation.

3
THT145

Practicum in Technical Theatre

Students gain experience at stage managing; constructing sets, costumes, and props; hanging and focusing lights; operating lighting and sound systems; and organizing and maintaining the theatre program’s stock of sets, costumes, props, and lighting instruments. Under supervision of the theatre program's designer/technical director, students accumulate 45 hours of work. Additional Fee(s): Applied Art Fee.

2
THT240

Special Topics

Students explore in depth a specific area of technical theatre. Topics will vary each semester and may include scene painting, stage management, construction techniques, and prop makeup and costume design.

3
VCD510

Visual Communication Design: Branding

This course offers a systematic approach to concept development and the problem-solving process applied to brand construction. Students build visual identities for a variety of organizations through generative design processes for communication goals. Particular attention is given to logo and typemark development, photography/illustration, use of the grid system, color story, typography and messaging.

3
VCD520

Visual Communication Design: Typography

This course examines the concrete and conceptual aspects of typography as a communications tool. Typographic history, anatomy of form, type specimens, and grid structures, serve as foundations for the intersections between form and meaning. Typographic projects will range from typographic compositional studies, expressive typography, to information-focused typographic design systems.

3
VCD530

Print Design

This course introduces students to the roles that graphic design plays in society as shapers of style and ritual within contexts of community and commerce. The class will work collaboratively in the development of concepts, process design, layout, scheduling, production and the construction, expense, and production of the print publication artifact.

3
VCD540

History of Communication Design

To be determined

3
VCD590

Masters Thesis in Interdisciplinary Design: Applied

This capstone course celebrates innovation, imagination, and creative solutions to design projects. The objective of this course is to enable students to synthesize design history and theory to demonstrate conceptual understanding of the aesthetic and technical aspects of design that combine inquiry, research, creative problem-solving, and design prototyping.

3
VCD610

Green Graphic Design

Students will explore sustainable design within the context of graphic design. Through studio projects and exercises students will develop green graphic design standards: material/health selection, production techniques, eco-labeling/packaging, and green branding. Sustainable graphic design strategies while addressing environmental, social and cultural implications within core graphic design practices.

3
VCD620

Digital Illustration Methods

Digital illustration tools and methods are explored within the context of publication and branding. The contemporary illustrator becomes a conceptual interpreter of content through the potential mixing of primary graphic assets and secondary collected and manipulated graphic assets from digital archives and resources. Methods of information gathering are developed from photography, library, and archival research. This course includes a foundation to Wacom drawing tablet capabilities. Processes and techniques from printmaking, painting, 2-D design, photography and drawing are mediated through digital software and hardware.

3
VCD630

Information Design

This course examines the role of information design and how it serves society as a tool for communication and shaping agendas. Students apply dynamic solutions that utilize design fundamentals and methods of data visualization that address real world design solutions and operate as effective information tools.

3
VCD650

Portfolio

This course provides students with essential marketing principles and advanced desktop publishing skills to complete individual design portfolios. Analysis of professional portfolios and research of target firm's requirements are completed to establish a deliverable format. Using advanced tools in Adobe InDesign and other design applications, students learn how to implement their portfolios as both print and interactive formats. Topics such as selective content, innovative graphics, consistent layout, stylized copy, and creative packaging are covered. The portfolios created in this course are used to market individual talents to any sector of the design profession. Additional Fee(s): Course LAB Fee

3
VCD670

Package Design

Packaging design systems combines graphics, fundamentals of marketing and an understanding of form and structure. Packages are evaluated based on creative strategies developed from marketing positions. Individual brand identities are developed which include: naming, type, visual graphics, color schemes, and applied to various forms of packaging and extended lines. Packaging projects range from mass marketed food/beverage, electronic, and household sectors to luxury goods. Additional Fee(s): Course Computing LAB Fee

3
VCD683

Special Topics

This course is designed to allow students to explore in depth a specific topic or area of visual communication design.

3
VCD690

MFA Thesis: Interdisciplinary Design Applied Project

The mastery production components: a self-directed project with an approved thesis topic generated by individual student interest. The final project is completed under joint guidance of the class instructor and an outside advisor. Cross-listed with FDT program. Additional Fee(s): Course LAB Fee

3
VCD693

Independent Study

Independent Study

3
WGS101

Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

Examines the role and status of women in society using a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Students will examine materials that present and challenge cultural assumptions of the nature and roles of women and consider diversity among women.

3
WGS201W

Feminist Theory

This course is designed to provide students with a critical introduction to the historical development and current controversies of feminist theory including global feminism and women's bodies as a site of contestation. It includes a comprehensive summary of the diverse and interdisciplinary philosophical strains that make up the intellectual heritage of modern feminism.

3
WGS202

Women's Leadership in the 21st Century

This interdisciplinary seminar provides a foundation in leadership theory and models, including women's diverse ways of leading; women's roles as leaders and agents of change; feminist leadership styles and agendas; and the impact of intersectional identities (such as race, ethnicity, sexuality, and religion and worldview) on leadership styles and agendas.

3
WGS322W

Social Welfare: Women and Policy

This course is designed to examine current issues and policies that impact the lives of women and to explore methods of creating or modifying policies. This course will utilize a comparative policy framework to explore the strengths and weaknesses of current interventions regarding their promotion of social and economic justice.

3
WST101

Introduction to Women's Studies

Examines the role and status of women in society using a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Students will examine materials that present and challenge cultural assumptions of the nature and roles of women and consider diversity among women.

3