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Economics

ECON 100. GENERAL EDUCATION ECONOMICS. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for social sciences.
General consideration of economic reasoning and methodology through examination of fundamental concepts in micro- and macroeconomics and through extension and applications of economic theory.

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ECON 200. INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MTHD 104 completed.
Satisfies: a BACR for social sciences.
Examines the general functioning of a price system using fundamentals of supply and demand. Explores the variety of market forms, theory of factor incomes and the effects of government intervention to promote efficiency and equity.

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ECON 201. INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MTHD 104 completed.
Satisfies: a BACR for social sciences.
Reviews national income accounts and the determinants of national income and employment for an economy. Explores the impact of monetary and fiscal policy on aggregate performance and considers specific problems such as full employment, inflation, economic growth and international economic relations.

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ECON 304. INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMIC THEORY. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ECON 200, ECON 201 and MATH 114.
Theoretical basis of exchange, production, private markets and their forms, income distribution, the public sector, resource allocation, welfare economics and application of economic theory to public and private decision making.

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ECON 305. INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC THEORY. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ECON 200, ECON 201 and MATH 114.
With references to recent experiences, a theoretical framework is developed to explain the determination of output, employment, price level, interest rate and economic growth of an aggregate economy. Using case studies, policy implications and alternatives are explored.

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ECON 450. PUBLIC FINANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ECON 200 or instructor permission.
Examines the causes and consequences of government in the US economy and impact of government expenditure and revenue-raising activities.

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ECON 452. HEALTH ECONOMICS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ECON 200 or instructor permission.
Examines economic aspects of health care, including factors influencing the demand and supply of health services and the roles of insurance and government in healthcare markets.

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ECON 454. SPORTS ECONOMICS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ECON 200 or instructor permission.
This course uses microeconomic principles to examine the behavior of individuals, teams, leagues, unions and government in the production and consumption of sports entertainment. Topics covered include: competitive balance, salary caps, stadium financing and collective bargaining.

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ECON 457. ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ECON 200 or instructor permission.
Environmental Economics studies the economics of public policy toward the environment. It applies theoretical tools of economics to analyze environmental concerns relevant to society. The course introduces students to policy tools that could be implemented to mitigate or solve these issues.

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English

ENGL 101. COLLEGE COMPOSITION: EXPOSITION AND ARGUMENTATION. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: Writing Placement Test or General Advising.
Satisfies: university competencies, writing.
Provides opportunities for students to develop and enhance their written communication skills. Stresses the organization, development and support of ideas and perspective in exposition and argumentation as public discourse, familiarization with library resources and application of the rules and conventions of standard American English.

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ENGL 113. COLLEGE COMPOSITION: EXPOSITION AND ARGUMENTATION. 5 Credits.

Notes: enrollment in ENGL 113 and ENGL 114 is an alternative for students who placed into pre-university English.
Pre-requisites: co-requisite ENGL 114 required.
Satisfies: university competencies, writing.
Provides opportunities for students to develop and enhance their written communication skills. Stresses the organization, development and support of ideas and perspective in exposition and argumentation as public discourse, familiarization with library resources and application of the rules and conventions of standard American English.

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ENGL 114. ACCELERATED FIRST-YEAR WRITING. 2 Credits.

Notes: enrollment in ENGL 113 and ENGL 114 is an alternative for students who placed into pre-university English.
Pre-requisites: co-requisite ENGL 113 required.
This course focuses on clarifying, expanding upon and modeling assignments in ENGL 113. It supports practice in university level writing, critical reading and grammar. Students will visit the Writers' Center four times a term to receive one-on-one writing support.

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ENGL 170. INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
An examination of literary approaches in human experience including short fiction, poetry and drama. Principal attention to the elements that make up literature, with supporting discussion of ideas, attitudes, problems and values.

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ENGL 201. COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 101, Writing Placement Test or general advising.
Satisfies: university proficiencies, writing.
Stresses research skills, analytical writing, logic and other skills necessary to comprehend, synthesize and respond intelligently to academic discourse. Practices source evaluation and documentation across the disciplines. A special study unit emphasizing effective use of library resources is included.

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ENGL 270. INTRODUCTION TO FICTION. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 101; ENGL 201 recommended.
The basic elements of fiction. Through class discussions and writing assignments, students analyze, interpret, and evaluate individual short stories and a novella which are broadly representative of a variety of historical periods and narrative genres.

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ENGL 271. INTRODUCTION TO POETRY. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 101; ENGL 201 recommended.
The basic elements of poetry. Presentation similar to ENGL 270.

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ENGL 309. GRAMMAR FOR PROFESSIONAL WRITERS. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: JRNM 309, TCOM 309.
Pre-requisites: ENGL 201.
Many professionals continue to struggle with grammar and usage rules throughout their careers. In this course, students will refresh and improve their knowledge of English grammar, style and usage rules. They will develop confidence in using correct punctuation, capitalization and verb forms, and learn how to create and employ different types of sentence structures, becoming proficient at writing clear, correct sentences to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.

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ENGL 344. SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201 and ENGL 271.
This course covers the history of American literature from the civil war to the present, focusing on works of representative authors and examining changes in literary forms including the short story, and in conceptions of American culture and society.

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ENGL 350. SHAKESPEARE. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201 and ENGL 271.
Reading and interpretation of the principal comedies, histories, tragedies, and sonnets of Shakespeare; usually includes intensive study of one play.

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ENGL 387. LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201.
Studies the literature of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, in its historical, cultural, and linguistic settings through selected readings.

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English as a Second Language

ESLG 470. JOINING THE TESOL PROFESSION. 1 Credit.

Pre-requisites: junior standing.
This course introduces the TESOL profession to students including overseas contexts of employment, and professional resources and values. Students develop a curriculum vita, a professional development plan and gather resources for the realities of teaching overseas.

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ESLG 471. TEACHING ENGLISH ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing.
This course prepares students to teach English Language Learners in U.S. P-12 classrooms with the theory, tools and strategies needed to plan and implement effective instruction that takes into account the language of the discipline area. Students will focus on two areas (Language Arts, Social Studies, Sciences, and Math) exploring with educational linguistics.

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ESLG 472. TEACHING ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing.
This course provides students who teach English for Specific Purposes (ESP) with the theory, tools and strategies needed to plan and implement effective instruction that takes into account the language of a workplace. Students will learn the pedagogy of teaching ESP while exploring the language needed for such contexts as Tour Guiding and Hotel Employment.

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ESLG 480. SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 360 or permission of instructor.
This course briefly reviews the various linguistic systems and their importance in language learning. Acquisition theories are introduced. The developmental process of interlanguage and the factors that impact effective language learning are covered. This course includes practical understanding of how SLA theories relate to instructional choices.

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ESLG 481. METHODS AND MATERIALS IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ESLG 480 or permission of the instructor.
This course provides an overview of the current major concepts shaping the choice of language teaching methods. This course covers the following elements: teaching language within content areas such as math, science and social studies; developing individual language skills as well as integrating them; and, choosing, developing and using materials effectively to support the language learning process.

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ESLG 486. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE PRACTICUM. 1-3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of instructor required.
This course provides practical experiences with the instruction of English language learners. Students will first take the course for 1 credit, repeat the course for 2 credits and then repeat it for 3 credits with 10, 20 and 30 hours of field placement respectively.

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ESLG 488. SECOND LANGUAGE PRINT LITERACY THEORIES. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ESLG 480 and ESLG 481.
This course examines current and seminal research that provides insight into the factors affecting the development of literacy by second language learners. Topics covered include prior literacy backgrounds, home-school connections, orthographies, and vocabulary development.

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ESLG 489. CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM. 4 Credits.

This course provides an introduction to the various cultural and linguistic backgrounds in the region. It covers the impact of background cultures on the interactions that occur and expectations that exist in school environments. It also provides an understanding of the role of culture in developing theories about what it means 'to read'.

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ESLG 490. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CAPSTONE. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing.
Satisfies: senior capstone university graduation requirement.
In this capstone course, students will explore the most significant understandings and practices of effective elementary teachers of English Language Learners (ELLs). Practical experiences with ELLs and reflection on assumptions will supplement discussions and readings culminating in a project incorporating culture and language.

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ESLG 492. SECOND LANGUAGE LITERACY PLACEMENT AND ASSESSMENT. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing.
This course provides a foundation of concepts integral to considering the assessment of language learners including cultural validity and developing proficiency. Students will apply the concepts as they analyze, evaluate, compare and create language assessments.

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Entrepreneurship

ENTP 311. ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOR AND THINKING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201, MTHD 104 or equivalent, and sophomore standing.
The foundation course in entrepreneurship, this class introduces entrepreneurship as an approach to life and one’s career. It examines the nature of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur, and explores the role of entrepreneurship in society. The key focus is on entrepreneurship as a process anyone can master. An overview of factors that are key to entrepreneurial success and how to approach these issues is provided. Students in this course will also begin developing their portfolio.

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Environmental Science

ENVS 323. GIS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES. 3 Credits.

Cross-listed: GEOG 323.
Notes: includes hands-on GIS work in the lab.
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with an emphasis on its applications in the environmental sciences. Course. This course satisfies an option for the Certificate in GIS.

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