Sep 25, 2022  
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

History

  
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    HIST 1900 - Introduction to History: Freshman Seminar


    3 cr. 3 hrs. Day course offered every Semester.

    The Freshman Seminar will explore the interaction of historical actors and events with geography and time. This course is topically arranged according to the interests and specialization of the instructor. It is, moreover, writing and reading intensive. CTW, HIST

  
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    HIST 2000 - Historical Methods


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    Students are introduced to historical thinking and historical methods in research and writing. We will cover bibliographic research aids and online search engines, the major historical fallacies, as well as analysis of primary, secondary, and web-based documents. This course will satisfy history students’ computer literacy requirement. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2020 - Ancient Greece and Rome


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year. Also offered evenings.

    This survey of ancient history from the Bronze Age in the ancient Near East to the “fall of the Roman Empire,” focuses on the chief social, political, economic, intellectual, religious, and military achievements of the Greeks and Romans. By examining a variety of primary sources, secondary sources, and material culture, this course seeks to evaluate the contributions of ancient Greece and Rome to European history and the human experience. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2050 - Early Christianity


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    The course is a survey of major developments within Judaism and Christianity between 300 B.C.E. and 500 C.E. Using both primary and secondary sources, it explores historically and thematically the socio-economic and political conditions of the period. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2054 - The Byzantine Empire


    3 cr. 3 hrs. Day course offered every other year.

    An overview of Byzantine history and civilization from 330 to 1453, exploring a wide variety of primary and secondary sources and material culture to assess its broader significance in human history is presented. It examines the emergence of the Byzantine state from its Roman predecessor, the unique synthesis of Roman, Greek, Christian, and other elements achieved in Byzantium, its thousand year struggle for survival against foreign adversaries and internal challenges, and the spread of Byzantine and Orthodox Christian culture to neighboring peoples. CTW, GDCN, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2070 - The European Renaissance


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course explores the idea of a European Renaissance, or a reemergence of and response to classical Greek and Roman ideals. Chronologically, the period bridged the medieval and early modern eras. Geographically, its effects were first felt in Italy, then France, England and the various principalities of the Holy Roman Empire. Intellectually, it embraced nearly every field of human endeavor. CTW, GDC, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2080 - The European Enlightenment


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    The century of Enlightenment is examined through a history of ideas. Students will explore the many answers to the question, What is Enlightenment? Readings include cultural history, as well as eighteenth-century philosophy and anti-Enlightenment thought. CTW, GDC, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2100 - 20th-Century Europe


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course studies culture, science and social developments as well as domestic and international politics from the first World War to the present. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2110 - Europe Today


    3 cr. 3 hrs. Day course offered every other year.

    Europe today is an introduction to the major themes in modern European history and political science. The focus will be on the roots of contemporary Europe, European politics and economics, ethnic and religious conflict, citizenship and immigration, European culture and Europe’s place in the world and relationship with the United States. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2140 - U.S. Economic History


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This course will take a panoramic view of the economic history of the United States, surveying the course of U.S. history from the early European settlement of the 1600s and 1700s up until the contemporary age of globalization, all from the perspective of and with an emphasis upon the economic matters that informed that history. This course is cross-listed as ECON 2140 . CTW

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2150 - 20th-Century Germany


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course surveys the history of modern Germany from the origins of the Weimar Republic and National Socialism through German reunification. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2155 - Nazi Germany: Hitler’s Rise and Fall


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year. Also offered evenings.

    The course is a detailed inquiry into the rise and fall of Nazi Germany. Examining the Weimar Republic, the course will analyze how Hitler and the Nazis gained power. Analysis of the Nazi dictatorship will focus on how Hitler maintained power, how the Nazi years shaped German society, Nazi wars of aggression and the total defeat of Nazi Germany. CTW, GDC, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
  
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    HIST 2170 - Armenian Genocide


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    In 1915, Armenians, men, women, and children, were forced out of their homes in Turkey, slaughtered, and driven across the desert in a genocide that preceded the Holocaust by more than two decades. Despite the enormity of the crimes carried out against Armenians, this genocide was generally overlooked for many years. This course will examine the long and short-term causes of genocide, the implementation of genocide and the legacy of the Armenian genocide. CWT, GDC, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2225 - Honors Seminar History


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered annually.

    Leadership Academy students will be introduced to key historical issues and methods. Students will engage in intensive study of a historical topic or theme to be selected by the instructor. This course is cross-listed as HON 2225 . CTW

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2290 - The Silk Roads in History and Culture


    3 cr. 3 hrs. Day course offered every other year.

    This overview of cultural and economic exchange across Eurasia associated with the “Silk Roads” from earliest times through about 1500. It explores the physical, cultural, and political geography of Inner Asia, interactions between sedentary and nomadic peoples, the spread of religion, culture, and technology, and, most particularly, the mechanisms and products of East-West trade. This course examines a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, as well as material culture, to assess the world historical significance of the Silk Roads in the human experience. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2300 - African-American History


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year. Also offered evenings.

    The course is an investigation of the African-Americans in the United States from their African origins to the present. Emphasis is placed on the role African-Americans play in the economic, political and social life of the United States. CTW, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2400 - Massachusetts History


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year. Also offered evenings.

    The course studies the political, social, and economic trends of the Bay State from Plymouth Rock to the Kennedy clan. I, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2420 - Italian American History: Immigration and Identity


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    The course examines the history of Italians in America and seeks to explain the causes and consequences of immigration, both at the national level and a personal level. Topics will include an examination of the unification of Italy and the conditions which impelled mass migration, regional differences and various responses to economic development in the late 19th and 20th centuries, the experience of migration and the adjustment to life in America. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2490 - Women in U.S. History to 1870


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    The course is a multicultural examination of women of all roles and class in the pre-colonial era through 1870. The lady and the mill-girl polarity in the antebellum era, the emergence of the women’s rights movement and women in Victorian culture are covered. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2500 - Women in U.S. History: 1870 to the Present


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year. Also offered evenings.

    The course studies women in America, including the struggle against discrimination and for the ballot, as well as the history of various women’s groups. Emphasis is placed on women of all roles, class and ethnicity. CTW, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2501 - Culture and Society of India


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This course explores developments in India’s cultural heritage, historical epochs, religious traditions and socio-political movements from antiquity to the present. Class work involves numerous readings of articles on select topics and writing. This course is cross-listed as IDIS 2500. CTW, GDCN, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  

     

  
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    HIST 2530 - The European Middle Ages


    3 cr. 3 hrs. Day course offered every other year.

    This course examines European history from the collapse of the Roman Empire to about 1500. It investigates the Christianization of the Roman world, the crisis and disintegration of the Roman West, the new syntheses of the Byzantines, early Muslim empires, and the Franks in the Carolingian era, social, economic, and religious developments following the demise of the Carolingians, the resurgence of Europe and the Crusades, the rise and fall of the papal monarchy, medieval kingship, and the end of the medieval era. This course explores primary sources, secondary sources, and material culture to assess the significance of the medieval era to European history and the human experience. CTW, GDL, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2650 - Young America 1815-1848


    3 cr. 3 hr. Once every two years

    This course examines an era of remarkable change in American history.  Within a single generation, the country embarked on a dramatically new course of development, shedding many elements of its colonial past.  Democratic political culture emerged, giving rise to a new political system and increased voter participation and popular engagement.  Industrialization transformed work in American society both in growing cities and the countryside.  The market economy stimulated geographic expansion, consumer culture and supported the reorientation of politics.  Canals and railroads fostered new communities and connected them to centers of commerce.  As they experienced these changes, Americans engaged in passionate debates over slavery, religion, and the rights of the individual, among many others.  They did so in diverse forums ranging from the pervasive print culture to riotous streets and alleys.  Throughout this vibrant and tumultuous period, Americans laid the foundation of modern American society.

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2700 - History of Mexico


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    Surveys pre-Columbian times to the present-day, beginning with indigenous background and continuing though conquest, colonialism and the century of social unrest that began with the struggle for independence in 1810. Concludes by considering the Mexican Revolution and its implications for Mexico’s contemporary political and social stability and economic development. CTW, GDCN, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2722 - Comparative Slavery


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    The course introduces students to the evolution of slavery and the slave trade in the Atlantic World from its roots in the Mediterranean region and Africa to its transformation in the Caribbean basin as a forerunner of modern industrial production. The approach of the course will be comparative in the sense that students will see how slavery has changed over time, and how it differed from place to place and from plantation to plantation. CTW, GDCN, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2745 - Women in Latin America History


    3 cr. 3 hrs. Day course offered every other year.

    In this course students will utilize the concept of gender to explore the changing role of women in Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the twentieth century. They will focus on the activities and status of women in Aztec and late medieval Spanish society and examine the changes that occurred during the following eras and events: the Spanish conquest, the colonial era (1550-1810), the independence wars, and the national era (1820-present). CTW, GDCN, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2760 - The Conquest of America


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    The course is an introduction to the societies, individuals and legal and moral issues involved in the European conquest of the indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere to roughly 1650. The path of conquest is traced chronologically to provide an understanding of the Ibero-Mediterranean milieu that produced the early explorer-conquerors and the dominant indigenous civilizations of the Caribbean, Mesoamerica, the Andes, and coastal Brazil. CTW, GDCN, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2770 - Latin American Revolutions


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course will address the following questions through a survey of 20th century Latin American revolutions: What is revolution? What are its causes? Why do some revolutions succeed, while others fail? What do the revolutions of 20th century Latin America tell us about the specific countries in which they occurred, and about the region as a whole? CTW, GDCN, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2850 - Modern Far East


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    The course covers the major developments in China and Japan from the 19th century to the present. It highlights the socio-economic and political transformations under the challenges of imperialism and nationalism. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2860 - Introduction to Secondary School Teaching


    3 cr. 3 hr.

    This course is required of all students preparing for initial licensure at the secondary level. It is a sophomore level course for full-time undergraduates and the first course taken by transfer students. It is taught at the local high school and is a clinical laboratory experience. This course includes a 25 hour prepracticum requirement and is a prerequisite for other certification course requirements. Students become familiar with the complexities of secondary school teaching and its demands. The course gives faculty the opportunity to screen students and gives students the opportunity to test their commitment to teaching.

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  

    2.5 GPA or permission of instructor.

     

  
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    HIST 2920 - Middle East History Since 1500


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    The course covers political, cultural, religious and military history of the modern nation states of Middle East. The rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire is also covered. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 2970 - Women in the Middle East


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    The course is a multi-cultural examination of the lives of women in the twentieth century Middle East, including women “of” the region as well as women “in” the region. The course examines the lives of women and their role in various societies including Israel, Lebanon, Iraq, and Egypt as well as foreigners who lived in the region and their impact as diplomats, historians, anthropologists, and travelers. The course uses historical narrative, biography, and video to explore the lives of a broad spectrum of women in the Middle East. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 3000 - Modern Italian History: Risorgimento to Today


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    Surveys the political and social development of modern Italy from the origins of the Risorgimento in the 1840s through the end of political unification in 1870, immigration and the diaspora of late 19th century, post WWI instability and the rise of Mussolini’s fascist regime, post W.W.II economic resurgence, and concludes with a survey of contemporary political and social issues. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 3120 - Postwar America: 1945—Present


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course examines the political, social, economic, intellectual, technological, and cultural developments of the United States since 1945. Using a combination of primary sources, memoirs, multimedia, and scholarly sources, students will explore several themes including the expansion of the federal government and the role of the president, the shifting role media and technology play in public discourse on issues like elections, international affairs, youth culture, race, gender, and cultural values. CTW, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 3160 - The Civil Rights Movement


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course examines the modern Civil Rights Movement in the larger historical context of the African-American freedom struggle, from its roots in abolitionism and Reconstruction through the period of legalized racial discrimination to the dismantling of legal segregation to the ongoing persistence of white privilege. This course is cross-listed as AAST 3160 /AMST 3160 /POLS 3160 . CTW, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 3200 - India Since 1500


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course discusses India’s traditional society and religion as also the legacies of the Mughals, the British and the nationalist movement. By addressing the dramatic cultural and economic changes set in motion since the 16th century, it examines the impact of Islamic, colonial and nationalist politicians in modern India. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 3420 - The French Revolution


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course treats the Revolution not simply as an event, but also as an idea. Thus, we examine the origins and various manifestations of the revolutionary spirit between 1789 and 1815. Heavy emphasis is placed on primary sources, as well as theoretical and historiographical issues. CTW, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 3500 - American Colonial History


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course covers the exploration, settlement patterns, imperial system, social structure, rise of representative government in America and the 18th century wars for empires. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 3550 - The American Revolution


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    The course covers the coming of the Revolution, war tactics and strategy, problems of the Confederation period and the American Constitution. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 3600 - U.S. Civil War


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    The course examines politics, slavery, and abolitionism. Political, military, and diplomatic aspects of the war and the failure of reconstruction is also covered. CTW, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 3655 - U.S. Gilded Age and Progressive Era


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year. Also offered evenings.

    The major movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in United States history are studied in this course, including rise of middle class culture, populism, urbanization, trade unionism, consumerism and progressivism. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 3700 - U.S. Interwar Period


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course covers topics in American politics, economics and society from 1920-1945, with special emphasis on the development of liberalism, cultural and media developments, the great Depression and World War II. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 3710 - Urban America


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course examines the growth and development of cities in the United States from the late 19th century to the present, focusing on four broad, overlapping subjects: growth and differentiation within urban systems and city-regional relations, the built environment, urban society and group relations, and civic life. CTW, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 3740 - Vietnam: A Century of Conflict


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    The roots of conflict in Vietnam are examined from a variety of international perspectives. After a brief introduction to Vietnam’s geography, culture, and history in Southeast Asia, the development of Vietnamese resistance to colonialism in the Chinese, French, and Japanese periods is examined. The emergence of nationalism and the First Indochina War (1945–54) between France and Vietnam, the origins of American involvement, Vietnam’s role in American Cold War ideology and the Domino theory, as well as the evolution of American policy, military aid to France, superpower diplomacy at the Geneva conference and the division of Vietnam will be studied. The course concludes with an examination of how the war has been memorialized by those nations involved and post—1975 political changes in Vietnam including the doi m oi economic revolution and the resumption of U.S.-Vietnam relations.

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 3750 - Cold War


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course examines the impact of the Cold War in global perspective. Major themes include the developing U.S.-Soviet conflict in Europe, nuclear weapons proliferation, Third World revolutionary nationalism, detente, the collapse of the USSR and post-war globalization. I, HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 3760 - China Since 1900


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered annually. Also offered evenings.

    This course will address major themes in China’s tumultuous but dramatic transformation, from being a humiliated nation with an enormous debt (at the time of the Boxer Rebellion) to becoming a technological and economic power house in the world, between 1900 to the present. China’s history has been molded by a myriad of actors, circumstances, ideologies, internal and external forces. It will utilize a variety of primary sources and the most recent scholarship on this period. CTW, GDCN

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 3850 - U.S. In World Affairs: 1898 to the Present


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    The class examines America as a global power. Events covered are World War I, the era of isolation, origins of World War II, American involvement and wartime diplomacy, breakdown of East-West relations, the Cold War, and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts and the post Cold War world. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
  
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    HIST 4015 - Genocide in World History


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered in the Summer only. Also offered evenings.

    The class investigates the definition and different possible origins of genocide in world history. The class examines major cases of cases of genocide including the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, Cambodia, and Rwanda. The class concludes by focusing on genocide today and the prevention of genocide. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 4100 - Technology and American Society


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year. Also offered evenings.

    This course will explore the history of the U.S. through the lens of technology. Topics to be covered include the pre-industrial era, industrialization, transportation revolutions, urbanization, the rise of engineering, technological systems, the impact of the automobile, the communications revolution and the ethics of technology. HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 4200 - History of Political Theory


    3 cr. 3 hrs. Day course offered every other year.

    This course traces the development of political philosophy from the early modern up to the birth of the modern. In a series of readings we will examine such concepts as the “state of nature” and its concomitants—natural law, natural rights, civil society, the “primitive,” the right to property (private or otherwise)—as well as the material foundations of social and political arrangements, warfare and its role in the state of nature and/or civil society, the power of the executive, and even slavery. By its very nature this course is interdisciplinary, as it is both an introduction to the history of ideas and a survey of political philosophy. Cross listed with   HIST

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 4500 - Senior Seminar


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    The seminar provides guided readings and research on a specified topic. It is designed to enrich research and analytical skills of future teachers and those desiring to enter graduate or other professional schools.

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 4850 - Special Methods in Teaching of History


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    This course covers special techniques for the teaching of history and their relationship to the principles of general methods. The course is taught at the local high school and is a clinical laboratory experience. A pre-practicum of 25 hours is required.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of HIST 2860 , 2.75 overall GPA, 3.0 program GPA and passing scores on the Communication/Literacy MTEL and History MTEL and a 2.75 overall GPA and 3.0 in biology, Communication/Literacy MTEL and Subject Area Exam.
  
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    HIST 4860 - History Practicum in a Secondary School I


    4.5 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    In the practicum students are assigned to cooperating schools for a semester of student teaching. A 3.00 GPA in History and an overall GPA of 2.75 are required to enter the program. In addition, students must receive a passing score on the MTEL in general literacy and history prior to entering the practicum.

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 4861 - History Practicum Seminar


    1 cr. 1 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    One credit course taken in conjunction with the student teaching experience designed to support candidate completion of major practicum assessments: the Teacher Work Sample and Pre-Service Performance Assessment.

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the practicum.

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    HIST 4870 - History Practicum in a Secondary School II


    4.5 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    In the practicum students are assigned to cooperating schools for a semester of student teaching. A 3.00 GPA in History and an overall GPA of 2.75 are required to enter the program. In addition, students must receive a passing score on the MTEL in general literacy and history prior to entering the practicum.

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  
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    HIST 4900 - Independent Study in History


    Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    The Independent Study is open to students majoring or specializing in History with the permission of the supervising instructor and the department. Meeting times and credit are arranged upon approval.

    Prerequisite(s):   or   or   or   or   or   or   or  
  

Honors Program

  
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    HON 1005 - Foundations of Leadership I


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    This course focuses on what it means to be leaders in today’s world. Students will study different theories of leadership as they apply to leaders, followers and situations and will have opportunities to observe and apply these theories in real-life situations. Students will also be introduced to some basic psychological research methods and will use these methods to complete several small leadership projects. B, CTW

  
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    HON 1020 - Current Events and Service Learning


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    Leadership Academy students will be introduced to key selected current issues and use these as a platform for service learning. The course combines analysis of political and social issues with practice in the form of service learning oriented toward these issues. CTW

  
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    HON 1050 - Honors English I


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    This course encourages the development of each student’s writing, independent reading and research abilities. Concepts and expressions of leadership in the classical and romantic traditions in literature and the fine arts will be emphasized. Fictional and non-fictional literature will be examined from various class, cultural, gender, historical, literary and political perspectives. ART

  
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    HON 1070 - Mozart to Modernism


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    Students will be introduced to the arts, the study of exemplary artists and composers, writers and/or philosophers from the eighteenth century through the modernist era of the twentieth century. Students will gain an understanding of major movements from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth century and the relationship of these different disciplines to each other in each period. Topics will include Neoclassicism/Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. ART, GDA, AOM

  
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    HON 1140 - Leadership in the Outdoors


    1 cr. 1 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    Leadership in the Outdoors is a course designed for students in the Leadership Academy. Experiential by design, the course provides students an opportunity to experience and practice a variety of leadership styles through participation in outdoor adventure activities such as: a confidence course, initiative games, orienteering, canoeing and mountain hiking. The inquiry and analysis for the different types of leadership styles will be conducted for both the individual student and the entire class. An overnight camping trip will culminate the Leadership in the Outdoors course. This course is cross-listed as EXSS 1140. HAF, SMT

  
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    HON 1151 - Experiential Approaches to Wellness


    3 cr. 3 hr.

    This is an interdisciplinary course designed to satisfy the Health and Fitness requirement for the Leadership Academy Honors Students. The course integrates experiential with classroom learning and provides students an opportunity to experience group processes and practice leadership skills. In this course, students work on outdoor orienteering skills, and research a range of topics pertaining to health and wellness. HAF, SMT

  
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    HON 1200 - Honors English II


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This course is a continuation of Honors English I and emphasizes writing, independent reading and research. Students examine varieties of leadership in the personal narratives of cultural, intellectual and political leaders, and in the analyses of social critics and theorists and in works of fiction. We will examine works from various class, cultural, gender, historical, literary and political perspectives. The diversity of texts affords students opportunities to develop strategies for the interpretation and analysis of different kinds of source material and to evaluate the concept of leadership in many contexts. ART

  
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    HON 1600 - Leadership in Biological Issues and Inquiry


    4 cr. 6 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    This course will address current issues such as population growth, environmental concerns, genetic testing, the human genome mapping project, and the spread and control of disease. Each of these topics requires a clear understanding of the scientific research, mathematical principles and technological advances behind these biological questions. A case study approach and investigative activities that use laboratory experiments and computer simulations in concert with more traditional presentations will provide the focus for addressing these topics. These investigations will illustrate biological concepts while engaging the students in problem solving, planning, decision making and group discussions. SMT, Q, LAB

  
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    HON 2030 - Consumer Health


    1 cr. 2 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This course is designed to help the student evaluate health information critically, and select products and services wisely. The past, present, and future for quackery is explored especially in the areas of food, cosmetics and chronic disorders. Laws and protection agencies, both governmental and private, are surveyed. HAF, SMT

  
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    HON 2100 - Honors Seminar Literature


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered annually

    Leadership Academy students will be introduced to the study and analysis of literature through a topic to be selected by their instructor. Students will be developing an understanding of the historical background and the popular culture at the time when the book was written. ART, LIT

  
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    HON 2150 - Honors Seminar Contemporary Issues in Humanities


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered annually

    Students will have an opportunity to reflect on the positive and negative aspects of the arts in our society today and the impact of the arts in their lives. Topics may vary depending on the instructor and/or students enrolled. The instructor will provide a list of possible topics and additional topics will be generated by students throughout the course of the semester depending on current events and interests. ART, GDA

  
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    HON 2225 - Honors Seminar History


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered annually

    Leadership Academy students will be introduced to key historical issues and methods. Students will engage in intensive study of a historical topic or theme to be selected by the instructor. This course is cross-listed as HIST 2225 . CTW, HIST

  
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    HON 2250 - Honors Seminar Geo/Physical Sciences


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered annually

    This course will introduce students to the study of the natural world through a focus on a major topic in Geo/Physical Sciences. This course is cross-listed as GEOG 2250 . SMT

    Prerequisite(s): Students should have completed one math course at the college level.
  
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    HON 4990 - Senior Thesis/Project/Research


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The course is for Leadership Academy students completing the senior requirement. Topics are approved by the thesis committee, coordinator, and advising professor. The course of study, meetings and credit are arranged with the advisor.

  
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    HON 4991 - Senior Thesis/Project/Writing


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.


Human Services

  
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    HMSV 1100 - Introduction to Human Services


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This core course serves as an introduction to the breadth and nature of human services work. Students will become acquainted with a variety of human service agencies at local, state and federal levels (i.e., their organization and administration, potential as hiring placements, and scope of services). The course facilitates students’ awareness of the theoretical perspectives, issues and ideological dilemmas in the field of human services. The required supervised practicum experience (30 hours within a ten week time span) allows students to “shadow” human service workers in local agencies as they go about their daily activities, thereby gaining firsthand understanding of the nature of the work and the realities of a profession in the discipline of social welfare. This course is a prerequisite for most other Human Services courses.

  
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    HMSV 2050 - Research Methods in Human Services Practice


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This core course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to use research to inform practice in human services. Students will learn the basic ideas governing scientific inquiry in applied settings, including the formulation of research questions and review of related scientific literature. Emphasis will be placed on the basic skills, including appropriate statistical techniques, required to understand and participate in community needs assessments, program evaluations, consumer satisfaction studies and similar practical research projects. Students will develop an understanding of both the ethical considerations (including the role of institutional review boards) and the issues related to human diversity involved in performing, evaluating and using research with human participants.

    Prerequisite(s): HMSV 1100 .
  
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    HMSV 2400 - Crisis Intervention


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This course focuses on the concepts and techniques of crisis intervention. Many individuals are faced with crisis situations, such as job loss, unwanted pregnancy, divorce, medical procedures, death and dying and so forth. Students are exposed to the specialized short-term techniques that have been developed to help people in these situations. Students will have the choice of completing the agency-based practicum or completing a comparable alternative assignment.

    Prerequisite(s): HMSV 1100 , HMSV 2500 , PSY 2350 .
  
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    HMSV 2500 - Interviewing Techniques


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This course is designed to help the student, whose goal is to be involved in a helping profession, learn about the problems and processes of interviewing while developing basic skills needed to become an effective interviewer. The course includes assigned readings, class discussions, audio and videotaped simulated interviews, demonstrations and practice sessions. Students’ self-evaluations of their performance in videotaped simulated interviews serve as primary learning tools.

    Prerequisite(s): HMSV 1100 . Students must pre-register in the semester prior to the course.
  
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    HMSV 2900 - Group Work


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This core course focuses on group work in human services agencies and exposes students to the theories and techniques of working with clients in groups. Students have opportunities to observe and co-lead simulated groups. A supervised practicum (30 hours) in an agency is required.

    Prerequisite(s): HMSV 1100 , HMSV 2500 . Students must pre-register in the semester prior to the course.
  
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    HMSV 2950 - Addictive Behaviors


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every other year.

    This course is designed for students who plan a career in the helping professions (including education), or who wish to understand the cognitive, emotional, social and biological correlates of alcohol and other drug abuse, or other addictive behaviors. A framework is presented for viewing such compulsive behaviors as part of a continuum from “normal” to “dysfunctional,” and controversies in the field are discussed. Students will be exposed to models of addiction, a classification of drugs, prevention of alcohol and other drug abuse, and information necessary to work with clients who are affected by addiction, including assessment and diagnosis, modalities of treatment, the role of support groups and relapse prevention. In addition to lectures and class discussions students are required to attend community support group meetings and to participate in a community prevention project (e.g., the Great American Smokeout).

    Prerequisite(s):  .
  
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    HMSV 3000 - Managing the Non-Profit Agency


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This course examines administrative functions and their relationship to organizational effectiveness and efficiency. The internal and external politics of agency survival are addressed, and theoretical concepts of management and leadership styles are explored. Lectures and class discussion are supplemented by discussions from practicing professionals, field-based classes, and current journal research. A supervised practicum (20 hours) in an agency is required.

    Prerequisite(s): HMSV 1100 .
  
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    HMSV 3410 - Building Community Supports for Persons with Disabilities


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered annually.

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to issues, policies, laws and methods and emerging practices regarding educational and community services for persons with disabilities. The student will become acquainted with the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and their families when planning for educational and adult life “Transition” from school to the human services systems and building individual futures will be examined. Fiscal and policy issues confronting educational and community supports such as home, work, recreation, medical services, transportation and interpersonal/family relationships will be discussed.

    Prerequisite(s): HMSV 1100  or SPED 2150.
  
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    HMSV 3500 - Abuse and Neglect within the Family


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    This course provides students with an overview of the abuses of power within the family and within interpersonal relationships. Students will learn about the symptoms of major types of maltreatment, the impact of abuse and neglect on child development and adult functioning, and the dynamics of abusing/neglectful families. They will explore the role of substance abuse and domestic violence on the integrity of individual family members. Students will examine the forms of abusive and neglectful practices against family members of all ages, from the prenatal period to elders. Students will become acquainted with protective agencies, including DCF, DPPC, and Elder Affairs, and will learn how to file reports, assess cases, and provide case management and treatment options. In addition to being exposed to didactic material, students will be challenged to examine their own attitudes, prejudices and reactions to abused and neglected individuals and the systems that try to help them, including protective and legal.

    Prerequisite(s): HMSV 1100  and  .
  
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    HMSV 3600 - Assessment and Intervention


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This core course expands on Interviewing Techniques and further provides practical experience in assessment skills and intervention strategies. The course approaches clients in context as members of families, schools and other groups. Special focus is given to (1) understanding family systems theory and how it can be applied to interventions with families and within schools and agencies; (2) developing a working understanding of the DSM classification system for mental disorders, including the ethical issues involved in diagnosing and choosing treatments for clients; (3) designing behavioral interventions; and (4) applying a culturally sensitive perspective to working with clients. Repeated presentations of case studies will give students an appreciation of the experience of working with ongoing cases.

    Prerequisite(s): HMSV 1100 , HMSV 2500 ,  , PSY 2350 . Students must pre-register in the semester prior to the course.
  
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    HMSV 3700 - Professional Issues in Human Services


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This core course is designed to develop student awareness of the professional issues that affect the roles and responsibilities of human service workers, with particular emphasis on the supervisory relationship. Students explore the dilemmas and challenges that face the practitioner within the context of legally and ethically responsible human service work. A stronger knowledge is gained of the rights and responsibilities of client, human service worker and supervisor.

    Prerequisite(s): HMSV 1100  and two additional HMSV courses one of which must have a practicum (HMSV 2400 , HMSV 2900 , HMSV 3800  or considerable experience in human services related employment).
  
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    HMSV 3800 - Case Management


    4 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This core course focuses on the process of case management in a variety of human service settings. It is designed to provide the knowledge and practical skills necessary to collect, organize, interpret, and report on information related to clients’ needs, functioning and progress, to establish and monitor service plans, to broker services, and to evaluate service provision. Examples of case management in schools, courts, hospitals, clinics, and other human service agencies will be provided. A supervised practicum (90-hours) in an approved setting is required. During this practicum, students will become familiar with the agency’s philosophy and operation, including procedures and formats for data/information gathering; case reporting; case conference; record storage, release and transmittal; and procedures to ensure security and confidentiality of all case materials. This course meets the LA&S requirement for Writing for the Human Services major.

    Prerequisite(s): HMSV 1100 , HMSV 2500 ,   , PSY 2350 . Students must pre-register in the semester prior to the course.
  
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    HMSV 4870 - Internship in Human Services


    6 cr. 15 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    Students work in an agency 15 hours per week throughout the school year (6 credits per semester for two semesters). This placement

  
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    HMSV 4880 - Internship in Human Services


    6 cr. 15 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    Students work in an agency 15 hours per week throughout the school year (6 credits per semester for two semesters). This placement begins only in September.

  
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    HMSV 4890 - Internship in Human Services


    12 cr. 30 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This option is a block placement of 30 hours per week for one semester, either Fall or Spring (12 credits, one semester). Internship is the structured experience that allows senior Human Services majors to integrate and apply skills and theory in a field-based setting under the supervision of a qualified professional. Placements may be direct service or administrative. Examples of the wide variety of settings include mental health agencies, social services, hospitals, prisons, family service agencies, probation departments, residential programs, nursing homes, community advocacy organizations, crisis centers, and human resource departments in businesses and other organizations. While in placement, students participate in a weekly seminar on campus, in which they share their experiences and develop a heightened awareness of their placement site and the larger system of human services.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of all core courses in Human Services and successful completion of the Internship eligibility requirements. Students must have completed their prerequisites at least one semester before taking Internship and must pre-register with the Field Placement Office at the beginning of the semester before they plan to start placement.
  
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    HMSV 4900 - Independent Study


    1-6 cr. 3-18 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    Independent Study is offered by request to outstanding students of junior or senior standing and requires approval of the professor, the Human Services Review Committee, and the chairperson of the Behavioral Sciences Department. Independent Study may take the form of special advanced readings or projects, or of problem formulation and research. Under no circumstances is Independent Study substituted for regularly scheduled courses.

  
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    HMSV 4975 - Directed Study


    1-6 cr. 3-18 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.


Industrial Technology

  
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    ITEC 1000 - Electric Systems and Circuits


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This is an introductory course providing an overview of electrical technology with respect to electric production, transmission, control and use. Basic electrical concepts are covered in a lab setting.

  
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    ITEC 1100 - Electronics I


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This course introduces the principles and techniques used to analyze and design linear circuits with an emphasis on DC circuits. Accompanying laboratory exercises support the material presented in class and introduce experimental techniques.

    Prerequisite(s): ITEC 1000 .
  
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    ITEC 1200 - Engineering Design: Fabrication Systems I


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The course studies mass production theory, systems and procedures in metalworking and includes engineering design and leads to prototype development.

  
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    ITEC 1300 - Engineering Design: Fabrication Systems II


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    Fundamental woodworking techniques are studied as they relate to construction and manufacturing. Procedures are practiced through selected laboratory experiences. Emphasis is placed on design principles and are applied to prototype development.

  
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    ITEC 1310 - Materials Testing


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This class provides an overview of selected materials and their properties, including laboratory experiences designed to give students an understanding of materials testing.

  
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    ITEC 1320 - Construction Systems I


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The course will provide an overview and lab experience in selected construction standards of the construction industry. Through focused lab experiences, students will develop competencies in using equipment, instruments and techniques essential in the selected areas.

  
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    ITEC 1400 - Technical Drawing


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This course includes lettering, dimensioning, orthographic projection, symbols, sectioning, isometric and auxiliary views. Problem development and blueprint reading is stressed.

  
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    ITEC 1450 - Architectural Graphics


    3 cr. 4 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The course is an introduction to the techniques and understandings involved in the use of drawing as a way of communicating and developing architectural ideas. Drawing is studied as a tool of visualization, exploring and documenting architectural form, organization, the setting of buildings in the land and the quality of light.

  
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    ITEC 1500 - Graphic Arts Processes


    3 cr. 4 hr. This course may be offered less than once every two years.

    The course studies the production and evaluation of messages utilizing graphic arts processes. This includes graphic design, desktop publishing, camera work, stripping, platemaking and offset press operations.

 

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