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Course Description

Note: (QR) denotes quantitative reasoning courses.

MATHEMATICS (MATH)

 

MATH 0001 ALGEBRA 1
3 cr.
This is a beginning algebra through intermediate algebra course. This course is intended to develop student proficiency and confidence in the basic algebraic skills. Topics include integer and rational exponents, simplification of algebraic expressions, linear and quadratic equations, linear inequalities, factoring, and simplification of rational and radical expressions. This course prepares students for College Algebra as well as satisfies the genre al education basic algebra requirement.

MATH 0002 COLLEGE ALGEBRA (QR)
3 cr.
This course is intended for students who have a good background in elementary and intermediate algebra. Topics include a review of the topics in MATH 0001; the Cartesian plane and graphing; systems of equations; and linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. This course can be used to prepare for MATH 0004 Precalculus and MATH 0121 Business Calculus, as well as to satisfy the general education mathematics quantitative requirement. The prerequisite may also be met by placement. Prerequisite: MATH 0001 or 0031.

MATH 0004 PRECALCULUS: FUNCTIONS AND TRIGONOMETRY
4 cr.
This course provides the necessary background for MATH 0221 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1. Topics include an extension of the topics in MATH 0002, polynomial and rational functions and their behavior, analytic and calculator graphing, and trigonometry. The prerequisite may also be met by placement. Prerequisite: MATH 0002.

MATH 0071 STRUCTURE OF THE REAL NUMBER SYSTEM (QR)
4 cr.
This course begins with the counting numbers and gradually builds the real number system. The structure of the real number system is explored through problem solving with a focus on number operations and properties, as well as set theory and number theory. The prerequisite can be met by placement. Prerequisite: MATH 0001 or 0031.

MATH 0080 FUNDAMENTALS OF MODERN MATH (QR)
3 cr.
This course is designed primarily for students whose interests lie outside the natural sciences. It emphasizes problem-solving approaches common to many mathematical areas. Topics include geometry, measurement, probability, and statistics. The prerequisite can be met by placement. Prerequisite: MATH 0001 or 0031.

MATH 0121 BUSINESS CALCULUS
4 cr.
This course is designed for students in business, economics, and other social sciences. It introduces the basic concepts of limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, and optimization. Applications to the social sciences, especially business and economics, are emphasized. The prerequisite can be met by placement. Prerequisite: MATH 0002.

MATH 0212 INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATISTICS
4 cr.
In this course the beginning biology student learns the concepts of probability and statistical inference from a non-calculus point of view. Applications are emphasized. Topics include probability distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and analysis of variance. Further topics such as correlation and regressions analysis may be covered if time permits. Prerequisite: MATH 0004.

MATH 0221 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS 1
4 cr.
This is the first of a sequence of three basic calculus courses intended for mathematics, engineering technology, computer science, and natural sciences majors. Topics include the derivative and integral of functions of one variable and their applications. Trigonometric functions are included. Prerequisite may be met by placement. Prerequisite: MATH 0004.

MATH 0231 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS 2
4 cr.
This is the second of a sequence of three basic calculus courses intended for mathematics, engineering technology, computer science, and natural sciences majors. Topics include the calculus of transcendental functions and techniques of integration, sequences, and series. Prerequisite: MATH 0221 or 0220.

MATH 0241 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS 3
4 cr.
This is the third of a sequence of three basic calculus courses intended for engineering, mathematics, statistics, and science students. It covers vectors and surfaces in space and the calculus of functions of several variables including partial derivatives and multiple integrals; also conic sections, parametric curves and polar coordinates. If time, Green’s and Stoke’s theorems may be covered. Prerequisites: MATH 0231 or 0230.

MATH 0401 DISCRETE MATHEMATICAL STRUCTURES
3 cr.

This course is intended for students contemplating a major in mathematics or computer science. Topics include the basic concepts of set theory, logic, combinatorics, Boolean algebra, and graph theory with an emphasis on applications. The prerequisite can be met by placement. Prerequisite: MATH 0001 or 0031.


MATH 1012 INTRODUCTION TO THEORETICAL MATHEMATICS
3 cr.
This course is an introduction to the theoretical treatment of logic, sets, functions, relations, partitions, compositions, and inverses. Class work and homework will concentrate on the writing and understanding of proofs of theorems. Prerequisites:(MATH 0221 or 0220) and 401.

MATH 1019 TECHNICAL SPEAKING IN MATHEMATICS
3 cr.
The course is designed to teach oral presentation theories and techniques specific to situations involving mathematics. Content includes audience analysis, organization, delivery, presenting mathematical material to nonexpert and technical audiences, and the use of visuals. Computer software to give oral presentations will be used in some of the speeches. Students will be required not only to give excellent presentations but also to analyze their own and other presentations based on the theories learned in this course. Prerequisite: MATH 1012.

MATH 1035 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WTH MATRIX THEORY
4 cr.
This course is intended for engineering technology students. Topics include matrix methods, first- and higher-order ordinary differential equations, Laplace transformations, series solutions of differential equations, and systems of differential equations. Credit may be received for only one: MATH 1271 or MATH 1035. Prerequisite: MATH 0241.

MATH 1051 COMBINATORIAL MATHEMATICS
3 cr.
Possible topics covered may include the Binomial Theorem, inclusion-exclusion principle, recurrence relations, generating functions, paths, circuits, trees, planar graphs, coloring problems, matching theory, and network flows. The instructor's discretion determines the topics included in this course. Prerequisite: MATH 0401 and MATH 1012.

MATH 1071 NUMERICAL MATHEMATICS ANALYSIS
3 cr.

This course is an introduction to numerical analysis at the advanced undergraduate level. Topics include interpolation, numerical differentiation and integration, solution of nonlinear equations, numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, and additional topics as time permits. Emphasis is on understanding the algorithms rather than on detailed coding, although some programming may be required. As a prerequisite, at least one mathematics course such as 1181, 1271, 1012, or permission of instructor is needed Prerequisites:( MATH 0241, or MATH 0240) and (MATH 1012 or 1181 or 1271).


MATH 1117 HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS
3 cr.
This course traces the history of mathematics from primitive number concepts through the beginnings of calculus. It emphasizes a hands-on approach to significant mathematical discoveries while discussing the lives and contributions of great mathematicians within their cultural settings. Required for secondary education mathematics majors. Prerequisites: MATH 0231 or 0230 and MATH 1012.

MATH 1125 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA
3 cr.
This course is designed to provide depth and comprehension in the study of abstract algebra. Topics include groups, finite Abelian groups, symmetric groups, rings, integral domains, fields, homomorphisms, and isomorphisms. Prerequisite: MATH 1012.

MATH 1153 INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY STATISTICS 1
3 cr.
This course presents at both theoretical and applied levels the basic probability concepts required for statistical inference. Topics include set theory and basic probability; independence and Bayes Theorem; discrete random variables and their distributions (Bernoulli, binomial, Poisson, and geometric); continuous random variables and their distributions (uniform, exponential, gamma, beta, and normal); transformation of random variables, moments, and moment-generating functions; multivariate discrete, marginal, and conditional distributions; and independent variables. Prerequisite: MATH 0241 or 0240 .

MATH 1154 INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY STATISTICS 2
3 cr.
This course introduces the elementary concepts of statistical inference. Topics include functions of random variables, sampling distributions, decision criteria, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MATH 1153.

MATH 1155 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL INFERENCE
1 cr.
This course is intended for secondary education mathematics majors and includes topics that are not typically covered in MATH 1153 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 1. Topics include elementary functions of random variables, sampling, distributions, basic estimation theory, and hypothesis testing. This course cannot be taken if a student has received credit for or is enrolled in MATH 1154 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 2. Prerequisite: MATH 1153.           

MATH 1163 MATHEMATICS SEMINAR 1
1 cr.

This course introduces students to a variety of mathematics specific technology. Topics include computational and algebraic manipulator software and mathematical typesetting programs at the instructor’s discretion.


MATH 1164 MATHEMATICS SEMINAR 2
1 cr.
Using exams previously given by the Society of Actuaries, this course examines material typically included in probability and statistics courses. Through careful investigation of these problems, students will gain familiarity with the examination and will develop problem-solving strategies. Prerequisite: MATH 1154.

MATH 1175 TOPICS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS
3 cr.
This course is designed to enhance the student's understanding of how mathematics may be applied in the real world. Possible topics include game theory, cryptography, partial differential equations, complex variables, stochastic processes, the calculus of variation, control theory, and the application of such topics to a particular discipline. . PREQ: (MATH 0241 or 0240) and 1012.

MATH 1178 OPERATIONS RESEARCH
4 cr.
This course is an introduction to the mathematical study of management decisions concerning business, government, and other organizations and operations. Topics may include linear programming, dynamic programming, inventory theory, queuing theory, network models, and nonlinear programming. Standard linear programming computer algorithms are used. Prerequisite: MATH 1181.

MATH 1181 LINEAR ALGEBRA
3 cr.

This course is intended as an introduction to linear algebra. The course stresses the computational methods of linear algebra and covers the theoretical development of matrix algebra and vector spaces. Topics include systems of linear equations, matrices, matrix algebra, determinants, vector spaces, linear dependence and independence, spanning sets of vectors, bases, orthogonality, inner product spaces, Gram-Schmidt process, Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors, characteristic equations, and diagonalization. Other topics will be covered as time permits. Course is suitable for mathematics majors, joint mathematics/ statistics majors, and others interested in a theoretical treatment. Prerequisite: MATH 0241 or 0240.


MATH 1271 ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
3 cr.
This course covers methods of solving ordinary differential equations that are frequently encountered in applications. General methods will be taught for single nth order equations and systems of first-order nonlinear equations. These will include phase plane methods and stability analysis. Computer  experimentation will be used to illustrate the behavior of solutions of various equations. Credit may be received for only one: MATH 1271 or MATH 1035 . Prerequisite: MATH 0241.           

MATH 1291 TOPICS IN GEOMETRY
3 cr.

This course is intended to give a modern view of geometry. Possible approaches include the exploration of geometric properties on various surfaces; the axiomatic development of finite geometries; the deductive, synthetic development of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry; and the connection of geometries to abstract algebraic systems. Required for secondary education mathematics majors. Prerequisites: MATH 0241 or 0240 and MATH 1012.       


MATH 1296 TOPICS IN APPLIED STATISTICS
3 cr.
This course contains topics concerning the applications of statistics. Topics will be chosen based on faculty interests and students’ needs. Examples of possible topics include resampling techniques in statistics, statistical graphics, cluster analysis, and classification methods. Prerequisite: MATH 1154.

MATH 1531 ADVANCED CALCULUS
3 cr.
This course contains a rigorous development of the calculus of functions of a single variable, including compactness on the real line, continuity, differentiability, integration, and the uniform convergence of sequences and series of functions. Other topics may be included, such as the notion of limits and continuity in metric spaces. Prerequisites: MATH 0241 or 0240, and MATH 1012.

MATH 1561 COMPLEX VARIABLES AND APPLICATIONS
3 cr.
This course covers the following topics: elementary operations with complex numbers, derivatives and integrals of complex-valued functions, Cauchy's Theorem, the integral formula, power series, residue theorem, and applications to real integrals and series. Prerequisites: MATH 0241 or 0240 , and MATH 1012.

MATH 1701 INTRODUCTION TO TOPOLOGY
3 cr.
This course may include some topics from point-set topology, such as topological spaces, metric spaces, connectedness, compactness, and countability axioms. The course may also include some topics from algebraic-combinatorial topology such as simplicial complexes, the fundamental group, Jordan Curve Theorem, Euler characteristic, classification theorem of compact surfaces, homology groups, homotopy groups, vector fields, and fixed points. Prerequisites: MATH 0241 or 0240, and MATH 1012.

MATH 1901 INTERNSHIP
1–3 cr.
Under faculty supervision the student participates in a mathematics related experience, project, or job.

MATH 1903 DIRECTED STUDY
1–3 cr.
Under the direction of a faculty member, a student studies a mutually agreed upon topic in mathematics.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (MET)

 

MET 1110 THERMODYNAMICS
3 cr.
Covers the basic laws of thermodynamics; the thermodynamic properties of perfect and real gases, vapors, solids, and liquids; and Carnot principles and cycles. PREQ: CHEM 0111 or 0110 and MATH 0241 or 0240.

MET 1111 APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS
3 cr.
Serves as an application-oriented extension of thermodynamics. Areas covered include steam and gas turbine design, fluid machinery, compressors, internal combustion engines and cycles, refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, and humidity measurements. Prerequisite: MET 1110.

MET 1112 POWER PLANTS
3 cr.

A study of the design, operation and performance of power plants system and component descriptions and operations are included as well as the thermodynamic analysis of various power producing cycles. PREQ: MET 1111.


MET 1114 THERMODYNAMICS AND HEAT TRANSFER
3 cr.
Covers the basic laws of thermodynamic properties of substances encountered in real devices, the thermodynamic cycles associated with real devices, and the Carnot principles that govern these cycles. Rotating machinery, internal combustion engines, and refrigeration and air conditioning will be studied. The course then concentrates on the specifics of heat transfer, specifically conduction, convection, and radiation. This portion of the course uses real examples as the instrument for learning. Prerequisites: MATH 0241, CHEM 0111.

MET 1116 HEAT TRANSFER
3 cr.

A study of the fundamental laws of conduction, convection, and radiation. Application of the basic laws to heat exchanger design. Analytical and graphical methods are applied to one- and two-dimensional heat transfer.. PREQ: CHEM 0111 or 0110 and MATH 1035 and MET 1154.


MET 1122 MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS
3 cr.

An introduction to the vibrations of mechanical systems and the application of vibration theory to solving problems. Emphasis is on the single Degree of Freedom system and its application using equivalent lumped parameters. Topics include vibration with harmonic excitation, general periodic forcing functions, and general forcing functions. Two Degree of Freedom and continuous systems are covered briefly. Lab exercises include utilizing computerized data acquisition to determine natural frequencies, dumping, and response under forced vibration. Computer techniques included. Prerequisites: ET 0052, MATH 1035


MET 1135 ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS 1
4 cr.

A laboratory-oriented course dealing with various techniques available to measure basic performance parameters, such as temperature, pressure, velocity, acceleration, strain, and force. Lectures cover data reduction techniques and instrument theory. Computerized data acquisition topics are introduced and used in the laboratory experiments. Prerequisites: EET0010 and EET 0110.


MET 1136 ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS 2
2 cr.
The application of techniques presented in MET 1135 Engineering Measurements 1 to measure and evaluate the performance of various types of mechanical systems in heat transfer, thermodynamics, and machine design. Computerized data acquisition skills are used in making measurements. Prerequisite: MET 1135.

MET 1144 ENERGY
3 cr.

This course presents an analysis of the present fuel shortage and the more serious long-range problems resulting from a conflict between the rapidly increasing demand for energy and the earth’s limited resources.  Technical alternatives are discussed and their potential analyzed. PREQ: MET 1111


MET 1154 FLUID MECHANICS
3 cr.

Fluid mechanics is developed using the general energy principle equations. Includes fluid pressure, fluid pumps and motors, laminar and turbulent flow, fluid friction, pipeline systems, open channel flow, flow measurement devices, and fluid dynamics. . PREQ: ET 0052 and MATH 0231 or 0230.


MET 1155 FLUID MECHANICS LABORATORY
1 cr.

Laboratory work with a “team concept” approach to the performance of experiments involving the application of principles and theory associated with the lecture course in fluid mechanics. CREQ: MET 1154.


MET 1156 ADVANCED FLUID MECHANICS
3 cr.

In this course, topics addressed include turbomachinery design, compressible fluid flow, unsteady fluid dynamics, and cavitation. Subjects will be addressed using an applications approach. Prerequisite: MET 1154 and MET 1155.


MET 1157 HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING
3 cr.

Presents the design and analysis of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems for maintaining a proper thermal environment for buildings. A case study approach is used. The students will design an HVAC system for an actual building. Prerequisite: MET1111; Corequisite: MET 1116.


MET 1161 MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
3 cr.
An overview of a variety of manufacturing processes that are available to process materials into finished products. Special emphasis is placed on the traditional processes from the standpoint of production methods, sequence of operations, and economic decision analysis. The impact of computer-aided design (CAD) using numerically controlled equipment to perform these processes and the integration of automation into manufacturing processes is introduced. . PREQ: ET 0053 and 0054.

MET 1162 MATERIALS
3 cr.

An overview of materials used in engineering applications. The basic principles of materials science are used as the basis for understanding structural property relationships, which are the key to successful application of materials in engineering. PREQ: CHEM 0111 or 0110 and ET 0053 and 0054.


MET 1163 MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING LABORATORY
1 cr.
Through a series of experiments and exercises, understanding of key materials and computer numerically controlled concepts is developed. Particular focus is placed on structure/property relationships in materials and computer/machine tool interrelationships in manufacturing and design. Prerequisites: MET 1161, MET 1162.

MET 1170 MACHINE DESIGN
3 cr.

This course covers the fundamentals of engineering design. Design methodology and synthesis techniques are discussed. Structural and machine elements are designed, with consideration given to stress, weight, and size limitations for various applications. Prerequisites: ET 0053, ET 0054, and MET 1162


MET 1171 ADVANCED MACHINE DESIGN
3 cr.

Design of selected machine components including curved beams; power screws; preloaded bolts and other fasteners; helical compression, extension, and torsion springs; Belleville and leaf springs; spur gears; shafts; clutches; brakes; and flywheels. Emphasis on fatigue strength of components subjected to fluctuating stresses due to axial, bending torsion, and combined loading. Computer approaches to design are included, such as the finite element method. . PREQ: MET 1170.


MET 1172 COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN/ COMPUTER-AIDED ENGINEERING (CADD/CAE)
3 cr.

The course is an introduction to solid modeling using Pro/ ENGINEER. This course stresses modeling techniques to create parametric solid models with appropriate design intent and parametric relations. Investigating models to assess model relationships, history, measurements, and mass properties are important aspects of the course. Fundamentals of creating detail drawings of parts as well as creating assemblies from parts and generating assembly drawings for the designs are also covered. Prerequisite: ET 0011 and ET 0035.       


MET 1173 FINITE ELEMENT METHODS
3 cr.

The fundamentals of the finite element method are presented. A general approach to the development of the finite element method is given. Emphasis is placed on understanding the theory behind the development of the method as well as applications to engineering analysis problems. Application problems are solved by the students during the course on a general-purpose finite element analysis program. Students perform model generation, solution, and post processing of results. . PREQ: ET 0030 or 0031 and MATH 1035 and MET 1170.


MET 1184 SOPHOMORE MET SEMINAR
0 cr.
Seminar is designed to acquaint the student with engineering practice outside the academic arena. Speakers from industry and private practice are invited to discuss various aspects of real-world engineering.

MET 1186 JUNIOR MET SEMINAR
0 cr.
Seminar is designed to acquaint the student with engineering practice outside the academic arena. Speakers from industry and private practice are invited to discuss various aspects of real-world engineering.

MET 1188 SENIOR MET SEMINAR
0 cr.
Seminar is designed to acquaint the student with engineering practice outside of the academic arena. Speakers from industry and private practice are invited to discuss various aspects of real world engineering.

MET 1195 SENIOR PROJECT PROPOSAL
1 cr.
Students are organized into project teams, various project ideas are considered, a final project topic is chosen and researched, and a formal proposal is written. This course should be taken the semester prior to the senior design project course. Senior status is required.


MET 1198 SPECIAL PROJECT—INDEPENDENT STUDY
1–4 cr.

Directed study, Independent study or internship designed to give the student an opportunity to study a particular aspect of the discipline in some depth.


MET 1199 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT
3 cr.
Applies previously learned material—such as motion and forces in mechanisms, fluid power systems, and mechanical components analysis—to a design. Project involves design of a new or modified mechanical system with demonstrated feasibility. Senior status required. Prerequisite: MET 1195.

 

MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATION (MLED)

 

 

MLED 1111 FIELD PRACTICUM I
3 cr.

Course will be taken during the first term of the upper-level program—the first of three such courses prior to student teaching. Students will be assigned to a middle school cooperating teacher, 4-8, for a minimum of 20 hours for observation and participation. Students will be asked to focus on the teacher's instructional strategies related to individual students, including those with particular problems or challenges. Prerequisite: Admission to the upper-level; Corequisite: MLED 1144, 1121, 1161, or 1131.

 
MLED 1121 MATHEMATICS METHODS FOR THE MIDDLE-LEVEL GRADES
3 cr.
Introduces students to mathematics teaching-learning theories, strategies, experiences, and issues in mathematics education.  Principles and techniques of lesson planning and assessment will be explored.  Varied activities and professional growth of the middle level mathematics teacher, resources and materials, differentiated instruction techniques, and student-centered approaches will be examined. Prerequisite: Admission to the upper-level middle level education program; Corequisite: MLED 1111.
 
MLED 1131 SOCIAL STUDIES METHODS FOR THE MIDDLE-LEVEL GRADES
3 cr.

This course is designed to provide both the theoretical and practical background necessary for planning, implementing, and assessing a social studies program in grades 4-8.  The intent is to provide a foundation for long-term growth.  Becoming a social studies teacher requires broad knowledge, reflection on educational theory and purposes, an understanding of schools and institutions, and an ability to transform knowledge into meaningful learning experiences. The course will focus on how to present social studies concepts, with an emphasis on how to address the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Geography, History, Economics, and Civics & Government and the National Council for the Social Studies themes. Prerequisite: Admission to the upper-level middle level education program; Corequisite: MLED 1111.

 
MLED 1144 ENGLISH METHODS FOR THE MIDDLE-LEVEL GRADES
3cr.

Introduces students to English/language arts teaching-learning theories, strategies, experiences, and issues in English education for the middle level classroom. Principles and techniques of lesson planning, content and curricula, academic standards, teaching methods, classroom management, and assessment will be explored and analyzed. Prerequisite: Admissions to the upper-level middle-level education program; Corequisite: MLED 1111.

 
MLED 1161 SCIENCE METHODS FOR THE MIDDLE-LEVEL GRADES
3 cr.

This course will examine the major concepts, theories and trends in science education.   The content is designed to provide a teaching pedagogy for middle level education majors.  Materials, methods and strategies for teaching life, physical and earth sciences to grade levels 4-8 will be presented.    The course will seek to help pre-service teachers develop an understanding of ways to help children acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills essential to science literacy. Prerequisite: Admission to the upper-level middle level education program; Corequisite: MLED 1111.

 

MUSIC (MUSIC)


MUSIC 0062 CONCERT CHOIR
1 cr.
Open to all students interested in developing musical techniques. The repertoire includes music of all periods from the Renaissance to the present. Admission is by audition; rehearsals occur twice a week.

MUSIC 0063 CHAMBER CHOIR
1 cr.
The Chamber Choir is a select group of singers who come from the UPJ Concert Choir. Admission into this ensemble is by audition only. Contact the Department of Music for more information.

MUSIC 0065 WOMEN'S CHORUS
1 cr.
The Women's Chorus performs literature from all historical periods. Admission into this ensemble is by audition only. Contact the Department of Music for more information.

MUSIC 0069 CONCERT BAND
1 cr.
Open to all students interested in ensemble playing. Performs concerts and participates in sports events. A varied repertoire is performed. Rehearsals occur twice a week. Contact the Department of Music for more information.

MUSIC 0212 INTRODUCTION TO WESTERN ART MUSIC
3 cr.
The course presents the historical unfolding of the major achievements of music in Western culture from Gregorian Chant to the 20th century. The course assumes no ability to read musical score; the emphasis is on developing intelligent and creative listening skills.

MUSIC 0223 HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC TO 1750
3 cr.
A study of selected master works of Western art music in a historical context from Gregorian Chant through Johann Sebastian Bach. Emphasis is on musical understanding through critical listening, score study, and lectures.

MUSIC 0225 HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC SINCE 1750
3 cr.

This course surveys the music of the classical, romantic and modern periods.  Selected genres such as symphonies and masses will be analyzed, along with specific composers from these eras.  Special attention will be given to stylistic and structural procedures.  Emphasis will be on listening in a more critical fashion.  No ability to read music is assumed.


MUSIC 0235 HISTORY OF THE SYMPHONY
3 cr.
This course introduces students to the development of the symphony from its origins to the present. Students study individual symphonic compositions from both historical and analytical viewpoints. Topics covered include changes in instrumentation, harmony, formal design, as well as the changing place of the genre in concert life.

MUSIC 0243 MAJOR COMPOSERS 1
3 cr.
This course examines the life of one or more major figures in Western art music. The content of the course changes, but it emphasizes music in its historical and cultural contexts, as well as individual genres and styles.

MUSIC 0244 MAJOR COMPOSERS 2
3 cr.
This course is a continuation and further in-depth study of the musical giants from the Romantic period to the 20th century. Students will study the lives and compositions of the great composers of this time within the context of their living standards, personal circumstances, and political ideologies.

MUSIC 0413 THEORY AND EAR TRAINING 1
3 cr.

This course introduces students to the basic materials of music.  Students will be introduced to such topics as note/rest values, intervals, rhythm and meter, key signatures, scales and triads.  Students will become familiar with how to notate these elements, both by sight and aural recognition.  Concepts will be practiced through singing and writing.  This course assumes no ability to read music.


MUSIC 0414 THEORY AND EAR TRAINING 2
3 cr.
This course is a continuation of the materials learned in MUSIC 0413 Theory and Ear Training 1. New topics will include triads and their harmonic functions within a key, sight-singing, melodic and harmonic dictation, and beginning part-writing.  Students will demonstrate learned knowledge through singing, keyboard playing, and composition. This course does assume the ability to read music. Prerequisite: MUSIC 0413 or satisfactory score on diagnostic exam.

MUSIC 0425 WRITING ABOUT MUSIC
3 cr.
This course focuses on how to write critical and analytical papers on the subject of music. Students are expected to learn musical terminology and how to use that terminology in a paper. Students will be asked to attend events such as concerts, lectures, rehearsals, and film viewings. No Prerequisite.

MUSIC 0531 VOICE
1–6 cr.
This course provides group and individual instruction in vocal techniques. Topics will include posture, breath support, diction and sight singing. Ability to read music is assumed for this course. In addition, students must have choral of private voice experience.

MUSIC 0712 JAZZ
3 cr.

The course focuses on the chronological development of jazz from its beginnings on the plantation to its present state as a world concert music.  Various influences such as spirituals, ragtime and blues will be examined.  The primary focus of the course will be of listening and analyzing jazz in a more critical fashion.


MUSIC 0845 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC
3 cr.

Topics for this course will be chosen by the instructor for each subsequent time the course is offered.  This course will allow students to do in-depth exploration of a given topic.

 

MUSIC 0846 THE BEATLES
3 cr.
This course will take an in-depth look at the Beatle's music, personalities, compositional techniques, and their influence on our culture from the 1960's into the 21st  century.  The major emphasis of this course will be focused on student listening skills and the fostering of a deeper appreciation for the Beatles and their music. 


MUSIC 1905 INDEPENDENT STUDY
1–3 cr.
Independent study is elected by students who are making significant use of University resources in an independent project not related to any regularly offered course. The project is often off campus, but with some guidance from a sponsoring faculty member(s).

NATURAL SCIENCES (NATSC)

 

NS 0080 INTEGRATED SCIENCES
3 cr.
An overview of the concepts, principles, and processes of science essential for teaching in the elementary school. Topics covered include physical science, life science, and earth/space science. The course may be taken prior to or after admittance to the education division.

NURSING (NUR)


 

NUR 0020 PATHOPHYSIOLOGIC FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING CARE  
4 cr.
This course will focus on human responses to illness expressed at the physiologic, pathophysiologic, experiential and behavioral levels.  Human responses will be examined in terms of assessments appropriate to selected problems, rationale for nursing and medical interventions, and therapeutic effectiveness. Prerequisite:biol 0980NUR 0051
 
NUR 0051 INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING     
3 cr.
This course provides a broad overview and synthesis of the issues and trends most relevant to the practice of professional nursing.  Historical, contemporary and potential influences on professional nursing practice are reviewed.  An emphasis on the unique and varied roles of nurses in today's interdisciplinary health care environment are examined within the context of individual, family, community, and global health.  Characteristics and major changes in health care delivery systems (federal, state, and local) are discussed.  Components of professional nursing values and core practice competencies are presented.  The concept of an evidence-based approach to clinical practice is introduced.  Critical thinking strategies are introduced in the context of the nursing process.
 
NUR 0066 NUTRITION FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE        
 3 cr.
Course focuses on nutrition for clinical practices for nurses.  Food for energy and the major nutrients are considered for the promotion of health and medical nutrition therapy for selected disruptions of health.  Emphasis is placed on nutrition assessment and interventions in relation to the nutrition goals of Healthy People 2010 and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Prerequisites:  CHEM 0190 and BIOL 0970
 
NUR 0067 INTRODUCTION TO NURSING RESEARCH: AN INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL APPRAISAL AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
3 cr.
The primary objective of this course is to assist students in becoming intelligent consumers of research. It provides the basis for evidence-based practice and provision of culturally-congruent care. Students gain an understanding of the relationship between quantitative and qualitative research processes to the development of nursing knowledge and the contributions of research to the evidence base of nursing practice. Students are to identify clinical problems and search the literature for information about the problem. Students are expected to critically appraise research articles, distinguish between useful, valid research and that which cannot or should not be applied to nursing practice. Prerequisite: NUR 0080
 
NUR 0080 FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING PRACTICE  
5 cr.
This course focuses on concepts of communication, therapeutic intervention and decision-making as they relate to the nursing process.  Techniques of assessment of the physical, psychological, sociocultural and developmental dimensions of the individual will be explored through a variety of learning strategies.  Variations of expected findings based on influences such as age, social condition and culture will be discussed.  Emphasis will be placed on the therapeutic interventions of safety, hygiene and comfort, health assessment and health promotion. Prerequisite: BIOL 0970 and NURS 0051. Corequisite: NUR 0020 and NUR 0087.
 
NUR 0081 FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING PRACTICUM 2       0 cr.
The focus is on the cognitive basis, scientific principles and initial manipulative component of psychomotor skills used when providing nursing care which promotes, restores and maintains the health of the patient.  During laboratory sessions students will have opportunity to practice simulated clinical skills.  Nursing process, critical thinking and decision-making serve as the framework for acquisition of clinical psychomotor skills.  Through active laboratory participation, the student will demonstrate self-direction as a learner. Prerequisites: NUR 0020, 0080, and 0087
 
NUR 0082 NURSING MANAGEMENT OF THE ADULT WITH ACUTE/CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS
7 cr.
The focus of this course is the nursing management of human responses to acute and/or chronic illnesses. This course addresses recognition of patterns as a way to augment previously acquired knowledge, to skill in the application of nursing concepts, and to develop clinical knowledge for nursing practice. Content is intended to build upon the knowledge and skills that students have gained from prior courses in the nursing major as well as knowledge from the biological and social science. In the clinical setting, students will care for patients who require medical and/or surgical treatments and who are not experiencing a complicated illness course. Common concepts of care and problems encountered in the care of ill adults will be emphasized. Prerequisites: NUR 0020 and 0087; Corequisite: NUR 0081.

NUR 0086 NURSING INFORMATICS
2–3 cr.
This course focuses on concepts relevant to the practice of nursing informatics. The course emphasizes information technology applications and the principles of nursing informatics from current and historical perspectives. Learners will examine the analysis of health care data and its transformation to nursing knowledge. Nursing language concepts and their importance in clinical information system development will be identified. Learners will examine information technologies that manage clinical information and support patient care. Social and ethical issues in the context of clinical information systems will be examined. The impact of evolving/emerging information technologies on health care provider and consumer roles will be discussed.
 
NUR 0087 PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS   
3 cr.
Examination of the major categories of pharmacologic agents and application of pharmacologic concepts to clinical nursing practice.  Emphasis is placed on understanding the physiologic actions of the drugs, expected patient responses, major side effects, and implications for nursing. Prerequisites: BIOL 0970 and CHEM 0190; Corequisite: BIOL 09.
 
NUR 0088  INTRODUCTION TO BASIC STATISTICS FOR EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE
3 cr.
This course introduces students to descriptive statistics and parametric and nonparametric statistical tests that are commonly used by researchers in the health sciences and appear in published research reports. Emphasis is placed on student mastery of concepts and principles that are fundamental to descriptive and inferential statistics, as well as interpretation and critical appraisal of their use in research studies. Opportunities are proved to manipulate data, perform basic statistical tests, and summarize findings in tabular, graphical, and narrative form.
 
NUR 0197 DIRECTED STUDY IN NURSING      
1 to 6 cr.
This course is independent study in a topic in nursing.
 
NUR 1050 NURSING CARE OF MOTHERS, NEWBORNS, AND FAMILIES       
5 cr.
This course provides an introduction to the process of childbirth and the dynamics of the childbearing family.  It explores the areas of health promotion, physiologic changes associated with pregnancy, high risk conditions associated with pregnancy and the development of the fetus and newborn.  Emphasis is on adaptation to the biopsychosocial needs of the childbearing family with sensitivity to the cultural needs and ethical issues of a diverse population.  Critical thinking, problem solving, stress adaptation, role, family and nursing theories provide a major focus for understanding childbearing.  Clinical experiences reflect a diversity of settings including outpatient, inpatient, and community programs that provide services to the childbearing family. Prerequisites: NUR 0066 and 0082.
 
NUR 1052 NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES     
5 cr.
This course focuses upon nursing practice for restoration and maintenance of health in children in various stages of development within the family.  Nursing approaches are based on the use of developmental theories and cultural sensitivity.  The nursing process is applied to the child and the family to minimize the effects of stressors which have resulted in a disruption of health.  There will be a focus on critical thinking and decision making as the student applies theory to nursing care. Prerequisites: NUR 0066 and 0082 .
 
NUR 1054 NURSING CARE OF OLDER ADULTS    
3 cr.
This course is designed to ensure competency in providing evidence-based healthcare to older adults and their families, across a continuum of health care settings.  Attention is given to the complex interaction of acute and chronic co-morbid conditions, interdisciplinary collaboration, the recognition of risk factors, valid and reliable health assessment, and individualized care for older adults across a continuum of health care settings.  The influence of attitudes, age, gender, race, culture, religion, language, lifestyle, technology, and health care policy on the biological, psychological, and social functioning of older adults is considered. Prerequisite: NUR 0082.
 
NUR 1060 NURSING CARE OF CLIENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL  HEALTH ISSUES
5cr.
Course is designed to teach basic psychiatric mental health nursing concepts and their application to clinical practice. Classroom learning is focused on developmental, psychological, and biological theories in order to enhance understanding of psychiatric illness.  Major psychiatric illnesses throughout the lifespan as well as contemporary methods of treatment are addressed.  Application of theoretical concepts and nursing interventions is the focus of clinical experience in acute, chronic, and community mental health set settings Prerequisite: NUR 0067.

                                                                                                                                                           

NUR 1061 INDEPENDENT STUDY
1–3 cr.
An independent study is a student-initiated experience planned to permit students to pursue an area of interest in nursing with guidance of a faculty preceptor.         

NUR 1072 HEALTH PROMOTION/HEALTH ASSESSMENT
0 cr.
This course presents the knowledge base for using health promotion strategies and the techniques for health assessment of individuals across the life span. The role of the nurse in promoting patterns of positive health behaviors is emphasized. The student is also provided with an opportunity to practice physical assessment skills in the laboratory and in a precepted clinical setting. In addition, the course facilitates the RN learner’s adjustment to the expectations of the multiple role learner.

NUR 1074 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PRACTICUM 1
3 cr.
This course enables the registered nurse student to further develop leadership abilities, communication skills, clinical application of technical skills, critical-thinking, and decision-making skills. Students are assigned individualized planned experiences under the direction of a preceptor. Each student identifies specific clinical learning activities for the practicum which relate directly to selected culturally diverse environment. Emphasis is placed on fostering independence and self-direction for all students. Prerequisite: NUR 0067

NUR 1077 SCHOOL NURSE ROLE
3 cr.
This course is designed to prepare the professional nurse for certification as a school nurse in Pennsylvania; both the theory component (NUR 1077) and the practicum (NUR 1078) are required for eligibility. The role of the school nurse is explored through the historical, legal, ethical, research, and practice perspectives. The biological, physical, developmental, behavioral, cultural, and psychosocial needs of children of all ages in the school setting are examined. Throughout the course, the application of research findings is employed when analyzing the needs of the school age child and children with special needs in the school setting. Finally, the independent and collaborative aspects of the school nurse role are explored. Corequisite: NUR 1078

NUR 1078 SCHOOL NURSE PRACTICUM
3 cr.
This course is designed to prepare the professional nurse for certification as a school nurse in Pennsylvania: both the theory component (NUR 1077) and this practicum (NUR 1078) are require for eligibility. This course provides the required 100 hours of clinical practicum experience in elementary, middle and high school settings. The nursing care of children requiring acute, chronic, and episodic care is performed under the guidance of an experienced school nurse. Throughout the course, the application of the nursing process and research findings are employed when caring for the needs of school age children and children with special needs in the school setting. Finally, the independent and collaborative aspects of the school nurse role are explored within the school setting. Corequisite: NUR 1077

NUR 1079 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PRACTICUM
3 cr.
This course provides opportunities for the registered nurse student to examine the evidence-based literature for the topic selected as the focus of their undergraduate evidence-based practice project. A systematic approach will be used to examine the topic under the guidance of faculty and a clinical mentor for the practicum. In addition, the course will provide the student with the opportunity to further develop communication and critical thinking skills through a didactic seminar, assignments, a mentored clinical practicum, and portfolio enhancement

NUR 1085 ETHICS IN NURSING AND HEALTH
3 cr.
This course introduces students to the domain of clinical ethics as a foundation for developing ethical expertise in nursing practice. The course focuses on contemporary nursing and health care issues that raise personal and professional ethical concerns. Emphasis is placed on cultural differences, current legislation, political and religious controversy, economic constraints, and professional commitment related to the resolution of the identified ethical dilemmas. The process of ethical analysis and reasoning is used to resolve representative patient and health care situations.            

 

NUR 1100 SPECIAL TOPICS
1-3 cr.
Study of special topics in nursing.

 

NUR 1120 ADV NURSING MANAGEMENT ADULT ACUTE AND                                       5 cr. COMPLEX ILLNESSES
This course focuses on nursing care of the adults experiencing acute and complex illnesses.  Emphasis is placed on the prioritization and decision making processes of nursing care and the nursing responsibilities associated with diagnostic studies, medical/surgical management, evaluation of outcomes, health promotion and support for individuals and families experiencing acute and complex heart problems.  Collaboration with interdisciplinary health professionals in health restoration is fostered.  Clinical experiences are offered in acute care, critical care and monitored units. Prerequisite: NUR 0066

 

NUR 1121 ADVANCED CLINICAL PROBLEM SOLVING       
5cr.
This course focuses on the nursing management of the adult who experiences an acute or complex illnesses with an alteration in multiple body systems.  The student's ability to apply nursing process using critical thinking skills is expanded through classroom and clinical activities.  Professional competence is enhanced through the utilization of high fidelity human simulation tech noology. Collaboration with interdisciplinary health professionals in health promotion and restoration is fostered.

 

                         

 

NUR 1127 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING THEORY
3 cr.

This course will provide the student with a broad introduction to community health and the role of nursing within this context. Students will explore epidemiology, health promotion and disease prevention within groups, individual and family case management, community assessment and intervention, environmental hazards, and factors influencing the delivery of and access to community health services. The health care needs of selected at-risk populations will be examined. Corequisite: NUR 0067

 
NUR 1128 COMMUNITY HEALTHER NURSING THEORY AND PRACTICUM
5 cr.
This course will provide the student with a broad introduction to community health and the role of nursing within this context through the use of critical thinking and decision making, independence and collaboration with community-based clinicians in a variety of settings will be encouraged. Students will explore epidemiology; health promotion and disease prevention within groups; individual and family case management; community assessment and intervention; environmental mental hazards; and factors influencing the delivery of and access to community health services. Prerequisites: NUR 1052 and 1054 and 1060.

 

 

NUR 1129 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM
2 cr.
This course provides the student with the opportunity to engage in aggregate-focused, community-based nursing practice. Through the use of critical thinking and decision making as well as independence and collaboration with community-based clinicians will be encouraged. Students will learn to apply principles of epidemiology, health promotion and disease prevention, individual and family case management, community assessment and intervention, environmental hazard risk reduction, and community health service delivery and access with selected at-risk populations and groups.

NUR 1130 LEADERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE
3 cr.

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills needed for implementation of leadership and management roles within the professional nursing practice. Units of content focus on changes in the health care delivery system, leadership and management theories, effective interpersonal skills for leadership, organizational theories, emerging models of care delivery, planned change, information management, financial management, and performance evaluation. Students critically analyze influences on leadership in health care today and plan for active participation in the process of transformational leadership. Prerequisite: NUR 1070

 

NUR 1134 TRANSITION INTO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICUM                        8 cr.
This course is designed to facilitate the transition into professional practice through the preceptorship with registered nurses in a variety of settings. Students synthesize knowledge about the professional nursing roles and increase their responsibility and accountability for nursing practice for individuals, families and aggregates. Theory related to professional nursing roles, patient care management, and leadership is presented.  In addition, health care policy related to specific nursing issues is examined. Prerequisites: NUR1050 and 1060 and 1120

 

NUR 1154 NURSING CARE OF OLDER ADULTS
2 cr.
This course is designed to ensure competency in providing evidence-based nursing care to older adults and their families, across a continuum of health care settings. Attention is given to the complex interaction of acute and chronic co-morbid conditions, interdisciplinary collaboration, the recognition of risk factors, valid and reliable health assessments, and individualized care for older adults in acute and skilled nursing facilities. The influence of attitudes, age, gender, race, culture, religion, language, lifestyle, technology, and health care policy on the biological, psychological, and social functioning of older adults is considered

NUR 1610 APPLIED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE
3 cr.
This upper division course reviews developments in the basic and principle sciences. It is intended to provide the basis for graduate education for advanced practice nurses. Implications of the aging process, nutrition, and drug therapies are discussed as they apply to select scientific developments and diseases.

NUR 1611 SAFE PRACTICES IN HEALTH CARE
2 cr.
This course raises awareness of patient safety needs and helps health care personnel develop patient safety indicators to enhance quality of health care. Some of the most pivotal events experienced by patients are discussed. They are: complications of anesthesia, decubitus ulcers, foreign bodies left during procedures, post-op problems, birth and ob issues, infections, patient identification, and medication errors. Communications related to safety are discussed. Agencies promoting patient safety are identified and discussed. Research related to safe practice and safety issues are analyzed. Policies or procedures that promote safety are developed.

NUR 1620 MIND/BODY INTERVENTIONS: ALTERNATIVE/COMPLEMENTARY
MEDICINE
2 or 3 cr.

The purpose of this course is to provide nursing students with an introduction to physiological and psychological interactions in order to understand and appreciate mind/body interventions in the context of alternative/complementary medicine. The content emphasizes research-based techniques and practices with a focus on stress management and relaxation; the range of current practices is explored. Independent learning activities provide opportunities to focus on specific therapies and interventions and how they can be implemented in clinical practice.

 
NUR 1680 INTRODUCTION TO GENETICS & MOLECULAR THERAPEUTICS      
3cr.
This is an introductory course that focuses on the fundamentals of genetics. The course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of genetic concepts so that this knowledge can be utilized to understand current and future genetic theories and therapeutics.

 

  

 

NUR 1810 CASE MANAGEMENT THEORY
2 cr.

This course is an introduction to the case management process of organizing and providing services to clients to achieve cost and quality outcomes. Case management as a system of assessing, planning, procuring services, and delivering care to meet the multiple needs of clients will be discussed. Topics include assessing the population and organizational needs, identifying high-volume or high-risk cases, determining goals, forming a multidisciplinary team, designing a critical pathway, conducting a pilot project, and evaluating the process.


NUR 1865 FUNDAMENTALS OF DISASTER/MASS CASUALTY CARE
2 cr.
This course is designed to build on the base of medical-surgical nursing and to provide the student with an understanding of the causes, prevention, and mitigation of disasters and insight into the disaster management system nationally and locally. The course will include content relevant to all disciplines in the disaster care continuum and then focus on nursing's role in these systems. Prerequisite: NUR 0082

 

 

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