Oct 03, 2022  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 210 - Principles of Accounting I


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: MATH 105 or higher. The preparation and use of financial statements based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, as applied to sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.
  
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    ACCT 211 - Principles of Accounting II


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: ACCT 210 (grade of “C” or better). The preparation, analysis, and interpretation of accounting information in planning, controlling and managing a business organization.
  
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    ACCT 310 - Intermediate Accounting I


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Business and ACCT 211 (grade of “C” or better). Detailed treatment of technical considerations involved in the determination of income and financial position of a business organization.
  
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    ACCT 311 - Intermediate Accounting II


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business and ACCT 310. Continuation of Intermediate Accounting I.
  
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    ACCT 320 - Federal Taxation I


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business and ACCT 211 (grade of “C” or better). Federal income taxation as applied to individuals and sole proprietorships.
  
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    ACCT 321 - Federal Taxation II


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business and ACCT 211 (grade of “C” or better). Federal taxation as applied to partnerships, corporation, and other taxable entities.
  
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    ACCT 330 - Cost Accounting


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business and ACCT 211 (grade of “C” or better). Collection, analysis, and reporting of cost data used in organizational decision making.
  
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    ACCT 410 - Advanced Accounting


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business and ACCT 311. Additional study of financial accounting. Accounting for partnerships, special sales procedures, consolidated statements, and fiduciary accounting.
  
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    ACCT 420 - Auditing


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business, ACCT 311 and ECON 224. Generally accepted auditing standards, techniques, and practices.
  
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    ACCT 430 - Accounting Systems


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business, COIN 209 or 211, and ACCT 310. Accountants are both end users and designers of accounting systems. Course focus is on transaction cycles, internal control requirements, and structured systems development.
  
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    ACCT 440 - Government & Not for Profit Accounting


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business and ACCT 310. This course is an examination of the accounting principles for government and not-for-profit entities including state and local governments, health and welfare organizations, and colleges and universities. This course is cross-listed with BUSI 540.
  
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    ACCT 450 - Financial Statement Analysis


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business, ACCT 310 and BUSI 327 with a “C” or better. Accounting principles applied to fundamental financial statement analysis. Topics include models of shareholder value, a comparison of accrual accounting and discounted cash flows, pro-forma analysis and the determination of earnings and market ratios.
  
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    ACCT 460 - International Accounting


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission into the School of Business, ACCT 310 and ACCT 311. The primary purpose of the course is to develop knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards including the standards’ history, new standard adoption, the recording of financial transactions, and financial statement presentation.  In addition, the US GAAP vs. IFRS convergence process will be discussed.  This course will be cross-listed with BUSI 560.
  
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    ACCT 490 - Accounting Internship


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business, 61 semester hours, 2.75 GPA and permission of the department chairperson. Qualified students may apply to the School of Business Internship Committee for internship positions. Appointments are made on a competitive basis. Only six hours may be earned. Three Business (BUSI) or Economics (ECON) internship hours may be applied in major or minor (but not both) and three hours of general elective credit. An intern must work at least 112 hours to receive credit. Grading is on a pass-fail basis.

Aerospace

  
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    AERO 001 - Leadership Laboratory


    (0 hours) Enrollment in AERO 001 is open to all students (with departmental approval) and is required of all students enrolled in AERO 301, 302, 401, and 402. The one-hour per week instruction offers students an opportunity to develop leadership skills within the framework of an organized cadet corps. Topics included are: Air Force customs and courtesies; drill and ceremonies; professional development opportunities within the Air Force, and the life and work of an Air Force Junior Officer. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    AERO 101 - Introduction to the United States Air Force


    (1 hours) Enrollment in AERO 101 is open to all students who would like to investigate the AFROTC program and US Air Force Officership as a career. Topics included are: Expose students to the Air Force way of life, acquaint students with various career opportunities, allow students to observe AF officers and NCO’s accomplishing the mission on an Air Force installation. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    AERO 210 - Field Training


    (6 hours) Prerequisite: Departmental permission. Offered during the summer at selected Air Force bases throughout the U.S. This course offers an introduction to the U.S. Air Force including academics, leadership and management experience, physical training, and the opportunity to observe U.S. Air Force operations. AERO 210 is required for students applying to enter the two-year Air Force ROTC Program. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    AERO 301 - Air Force Management and Leadership


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in AERO 001, completion of AERO 210 or departmental permission. An integrated management course emphasizing the concepts and skills required for leaders and managers in the U.S. Air Force. Studies include leadership and management fundamentals, communicative skills, and military ethics. Case studies (based on actual Air Force situations) are used to supplement and enhance textbook material. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    AERO 302 - Air Force Management and Leadership


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in AERO 001, completion of AERO 301, or departmental permission. An integrated management course emphasizing the concepts and skills required for leaders and managers in the U.S. Air Force. Studies include leadership and management fundamentals, communicative skills, and military ethics. Case studies (based on actual Air Force situations) are used to supplement and enhance textbook material. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    AERO 401 - National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in AERO 001, completion of AERO 302, or departmental permission. A study of U.S. national security policy including its formulation, organization, and implementation; the evolution and formulation of strategy; civil-military relations; and a study of the military as a profession, officership, and the military justice system. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    AERO 402 - National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in AERO 001, completion of AERO 401, or departmental permission. A study of U.S. national security policy including its formulation, organization, and implementation; the evolution and formulation of strategy; civil-military relations; and a study of the military as a profession, officership, and the military justice system. This course cannot be challenged.

Art

  
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    ART 100 - Art


    (3 hours) Designation reserved for elective credit for General CLEP.
  
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    ART 201 - Art Appreciation


    (3 hours) A study of the forms, styles, and basic philosophies in the development of art. Prehistory through Medieval. Note: All students placed in ENGL 099 must complete the course successfully before being allowed Into ART 201 or ART 202.
  
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    ART 202 - Art Appreciation


    (3 hours) A study of the forms, styles and basic philosophies in the development of art. Renaissance through Modern. Note: All students placed in ENGL 099 must complete the course successfully before being allowed Into ART 201 or ART 202.
  
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    ART 211 - Drawing I


    (3 hours) Creative and structural drawing concentrating on the figure and objects in nature. Perspective drawing introduced. No fee. Student will furnish his own materials. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    ART 212 - Drawing II


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: ART 211. Creative and structural drawing concentrating on individuality of expression. No fee. Student will furnish his own materials. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    ART 215 - Beginning Design


    (3 hours) Design theory as a basis for executing projects in various media concentrating on two-dimensional expression. No fee. Student will furnish his own materials. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    ART 216 - Visual Communications


    (3 hours) A two-dimensional design course focusing on composing text and images for communicative purposes.
  
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    ART 220 - Digital Illustration


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ART 211 and 216. A study of computer-assisted illustration media and techniques. Students will learn the fundamental principles of illustration, as well as, the industry standard hardware and software involved in the creation of illustrative images.
  
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    ART 221 - Digital Image Editing


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ART 216. An introduction to basic principles of digital photography and approaches to digital image manipulation. Students will learn to use the technology involved in taking and editing well-designed digital images.
  
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    ART 312 - Drawing III


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: ART 212. A continuation of ART 212, stressing individual development and knowledge of various media. No fee. Student will furnish his own materials. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    ART 313 - History of Design


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: ART 202, 216 and 221. An in depth study of stylistic developments in graphic design through history. Emphasis will be placed on significant movements, important designers and the role of technology. The relationship of design to fine arts and the broader cultural context will be examined.
  
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    ART 316 - Typography


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ART 202, 216 and 221. An introduction to the creation and use of letterforms from the past and present. Students will engage in the design of and design with letterforms, while studying historic trends in typography.
  
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    ART 318 - Advertising Design


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ART 220, ART 221 and ART 341. The application of design elements and principles toward effective communication. Color and composition theories will be addressed, applying a variety of software. Technical considerations associated with various media will be introduced, and the design process will be strongly reinforced.
  
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    ART 322 - Photography I


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: ART 216 and 221. A digital photography class focusing on both technical and aesthetic concerns in making photographs.
  
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    ART 331 - Painting I


    (3 hours) Basic problems in painting. (fee required) This fee will cover only a portion of the cost of materials. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    ART 332 - Painting II


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: ART 331. Stressing individuality of approach in painting. (Fee required) This fee will cover only a portion of the cost of materials. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    ART 341 - Web Design I


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: ART 216 and 221. Addresses the production of visually and functionally well-designed websites. Students will apply the design process, design principles and industry standard software toward the creation functioning websites.
  
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    ART 400 - Graphic Design internship


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ART 318 and permission of the Department Chair. Each student is expected to devote 112 hours per semester to receive credit. An internship which permits qualified students to gain work experience in a business environment related to graphic design. Grading is on a pass/fail basis.
  
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    ART 418 - Business of Design


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: ART 318. Advanced graphic design focusing on the development and creation of communicative visual designs specifically prepared for reproduction with commercial print media.
  
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    ART 422 - Photography II


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ART 215, Art 221, and Art 322

    Art 422 will expand on the foundational materials covered in Art 322 and deepen the student’s understanding of the photography industry. Students will gain exposure to advanced photographic technology and processes. Studio work and lighting will be introduced to offer students photographic opportunities under perfectly controlled lighting circumstances.  We will also delve deeper into the emotive aspects of photography looking at the more advanced options found on a typical DSLR and how professional grade photographs are used in so many areas of today’s media saturated world.

  
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    ART 432 - Painting III


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: ART 332. Stressing individuality of approach in painting and study of current painting styles. (Fee required) This fee will cover only a portion of the cost of the materials. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    ART 433 - Printmaking I


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: ART 211. Relief printing techniques from cardboard, woodblock, masonite, plywood, metal and found objects, use of the carved woodblock as an object of art in its own right. No fee. Student will furnish his own materials. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    ART 434 - Printmaking II


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: ART 433. A further exploration of printing techniques to include etching and a development of the artist’s own vision through the printing process. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    ART 441 - Web Design II


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: ART 341. A continuation of Art 321, this course focuses on the design and creation of animation and interactive functions within websites.
  
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    ART 450 - Graphic Design Portfolio


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: ART 418. Advanced course directed toward the creation of a professional quality portfolio. A critical approach in selecting and presenting student work will be stressed.

Biology

  
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    BIOL 100 - Biological Science


    (3 hours) Designation reserved for elective credit received under the CLEP program.
  
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    BIOL 110 - Introductory Biological Science


    (3 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 110L. A survey of the principles of biology including biochemistry, cytology, histology, taxonomy, reproduction, genetics, ecology, human anatomy and physiology. This course is designed to meet the Life Science requirements for the nonscience major. Lecture: 3 hours. Note: This course will not be applied towards a major or a minor in Biology or Natural Science.
  
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    BIOL 110L - Introductory Biological Science Laboratory


    (1 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 110.  A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. Biology/Natural Science Majors/Minors may not earn credit for this course. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 149 - Life Science for Educators


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: Permission of the Education Department. Corequisite: BIOL 149L. This course is designed to develop process skills in the biological sciences for students seeking certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. The course format includes content, applications and methodology to meet the South Carolina life science standards for grades K - 8. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged. Note: This course will not be applied towards a major in Biology or a minor in Biology or Natural Science.
  
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    BIOL 149L - Life Science for Educators Laboratory


    (1 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 149. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 161 - Foundations of Biology I


    (3 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 161L. The first part of a two-semester sequence, this comprehensive course will introduce biological principles at the molecular and cellular levels.  Topics include: cell and molecular biology, metabolism, genetics and evolutionary processes. Lecture 3 hours. This course is designed to meet the requirements for Biology, Biochemistry and Computer Science majors and minors and preprofessional emphases including premedicine and predentistry. Nonscience students should enroll in BIOL 110. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Note: All students placed in ENGL 099 and/or MATH 099 must complete the course(s) successfully before being allowed into BIOL 161
  
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    BIOL 161L - Foundations of Biology I Laboratory


    (1 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 161. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory 2 hours. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 162 - Foundations of Biology II


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 161 and 161L with a grade of “C” or better in both. Corequisite: BIOL 162L. A continuation of BIOL 161. Introduction to biological principles at the organismal and ecological levels.  Topics include: the diversity of life, plant biology, animal tissue and organ function and ecology. Lecture 3 hours.   This course is designed to meet the requirements for Biology, Biochemistry and Computer Science majors and minors and preprofessional emphases including premedicine and predentistry. Nonscience students should enroll in BIOL 110. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 162L - Foundations of Biology II Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 161 and 161L with a grade of “C” or better in both. Corequisite: BIOL 162. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory 2 hours. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 201 - Invertebrate Zoology


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 162 and 162L with a grade of “C” or better in both. Corequisite: BIOL 201L. A systematic coverage of invertebrate organisms from protozoa to the cephalochordates. Morphology, physiology, ecology and taxonomic relationships are stressed. Special emphasis is placed on marine invertebrates. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 201L - Invertebrate Zoology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 201. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 202 - Vertebrate Natural History


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 162 and 162L with a grade of “C” or better in both. Corequisite: BIOL 202L. A systematic study of the biology, classification, evolution, and ecology of fish, amphibian, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Major emphasis will be placed on South Carolina vertebrates. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 202L - Vertebrate Natural History Laboratory


    (1 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 202. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 203 - Vertebrate Zoology


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 162 and 162L with a grade of “C” or better in both. Corequisite: BIOL 203L. A systematic coverage of vertebrate organisms. Morphology, physiology, ecology and taxonomic relationships are stressed. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 203L - Vertebrate Zoology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 162 and BIOL 162L. Corequisite: BIOL 203. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 210 - Human Anatomy and Physiology


    (3 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 210L. This course presents an integrated study of human anatomy and physiology, including the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, endocrine, excretory and circulatory systems. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged. Note: All students placed in ENGL 099 and/or MATH 099 must complete the course(s) successfully before being allowed into BIOL 210.
  
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    BIOL 210L - Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 210.

    A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Laboratory fee required.

  
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    BIOL 220 - Microbiology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 162 and 162L with a grade of “C” or better in both or BIOL 226 and 226L with a grade of “C” or better in both. Corequisite: BIOL 220L. Morphological, cultural and physiological properties of bacteria and related organisms are studied. Emphasis is placed on micro-organisms which relate to normal and pathological conditions in man and his environment. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 220L - Microbiology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 220.  A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 226 - Anatomy & Physiology I


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 162 and 162L with a grade of “C” or better in both or approval from Dean of Nursing. Corequisite: BIOL 226L. The first part of a two-semester sequence, this comprehensive course is a lecture study of the integrated structures and functions of the human body. Basic cellular chemistry and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems are presented. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged. Note: All students placed in ENGL 099 and/or MATH 099 must complete the course(s) successfully before being allowed into BIOL 226.
  
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    BIOL 226L - Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory I


    (1 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 162 and 162L with a grade of “C” or better in both or approval from Dean of Nursing. Corequisite: BIOL 226. The first part of a two-semester sequence, this comprehensive course is a laboratory study with model and specimen dissections of the integrated structure and function of the human body. Basic cellular chemistry and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems are presented. Laboratory 2 hours. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 227 - Anatomy & Physiology II


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 226 and 226L with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisite: BIOL 227L. BIOL 210 is NOT an approved prerequisite. This course is a continuation of BIOL 226 and concludes with the study of blood, heart, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 227L - Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II


    (1 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 226 and 226L with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisite: BIOL 227. BIOL 210 is NOT an approved prerequisite. This course is a continuation of BIOL 226 and concludes with the study of blood, heart, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Laboratory 2 hours. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 241 - Zoology


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 162 and BIOL 162L with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: BIOL 241L. A systematic coverage of invertebrate and vertebrate organisms. Morphology, physiology, ecology and taxonomic relationships are stressed. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged
  
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    BIOL 241L - Zoology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 241.  A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 242 - Botany


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 162 and 162L with grades of “C” or better in both. Corequisite: BIOL 242L. A comprehensive look at plants including anatomy and physiology. An overview of the plant kingdom, life cycles, biochemistry, and metabolism will be covered. Lecture 3 hours.  This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 242L - Botany Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 162 and 162L with grades of “C” or better in both; Corequisite: BIOL 242. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 301 - Introduction to Pharmacology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 210 and 210L or BIOL 227 and 227L with grades of “C” or better in both. This course is designed to strengthen the background of students seeking certification in the Athletic Training Program. Introduction to Pharmacology presents an overview of the major drug classes to include their mechanism of action, therapeutic uses, and adverse effects. Drug metabolism, drug receptors, and drug interactions are introduced.
  
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    BIOL 302 - Medical Terminology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 162 and 162L or any college level science course. This course is designed to familiarize the student with terms encountered in the medical and biological sciences. Emphasis is placed on prefixes, suffixes, combining forms, and pathology associated with the major human organ systems.
  
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    BIOL 303 - Epidemiology


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 220 and 220L with a grade of “C” or better in both. A study of the interrelationships among organisms, the environment, and man. The course develops an understanding of the history of diseases, their signs, symptoms, and prevention. It provides a working knowledge of the terms morbidity, mortality, acute disease, and chronic disease. Basic data are presented concerning the application of demographics, community health care, and the epidemiologic study of the casual factors of disease. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 307 - Conservation Biology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 162 and BIOL 162L. Corequisite: BIOL 307L. Study of the biological bases for the conservation of flora, fauna, and habitats. Biological factors that influence decision-making process are also addressed. Lecture: 3 hours.
  
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    BIOL 307L - Conservation Biology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 162 and BIOL 162L. Corequisites: BIOL 307. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material.  Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 323 - Cell Biology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 162 and 162L with a grade of “C” or better in both and CHEM 122 and 124 or CHEM 117. Corequisite: BIOL 323L. A study of cellular and subcellular structures and functions, intracellular vesicular and protein trafficking, metabolism, signal transduction, the cytoskeleton, cell division, and extracellular structures. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 323L - Cell Biology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 323. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 3 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 325 - Entomology


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 162 and 162L. Corequisite: BIOL 325L. Fundamentals of entomology. Emphasis on recognition, habits, and principles of control of insects. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 325L - Entomology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 325. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 340 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 203 and 203L with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisite: BIOL 340L. A detailed study of the anatomy of vertebrate animals with special emphasis on evolutionary relationships. Laboratory dissections include the dogfish shark, mud puppy and cat. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 340L - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory


    (1 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 340. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 345 - Nutrition


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Any two biology courses and one chemistry course (CHEM 110 or higher). An introduction to nutrition at the molecular and cellular levels with emphasis on the biochemistry of carbohydrates, fat, proteins, vitamins, and minerals, and on the molecular mechanisms by which deficiencies and excesses of nutrients lead to diseases. Students perform nutritional evaluations of their own diets and write a research paper on a specific topic of their choice. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 360 - Parasitology


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 201 and 201L with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisite: BIOL 360L. An introductory survey of the morphology, pathology, and life cycles of protozoan, helminthes, and arthropod parasites. Special consideration is given to the parasites of man and to those of veterinary importance. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 360L - Parasitology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 360.  A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 380 - Genetics


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 162 and 162L with a grade of “C” or better in both and CHEM 122 and 124 or CHEM 117. Corequisite: BIOL 380L. An in-depth study of the principles of classical Mendelian and other modes of inheritance, and of molecular biology, recombinant DNA and genetic engineering. Lecture: 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 380L - Genetics Laboratory


    (1 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 380.  A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 401 - Biological Science Research


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: A minimum of 20 hours in Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry, and permission of the instructor and Department Chair. The student will complete a supervised research project in biology which may include literature search, laboratory or field experience, data gathering, or scientific written and oral presentations as applicable. (Lab fee required). This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 402 - Biological Science Research


    (2 hours) Prerequisites: A minimum of 20 hours in Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry, and permission of the instructor and Department Chair. The student will complete a supervised research project in biology which may include literature search, laboratory or field experience, data gathering, or scientific written and oral presentations as applicable. (Lab fee required). This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 403 - Biological Science Research


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: A minimum of 20 hours in Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry, and permission of the instructor and Department Chair. The student will complete a supervised research project in biology which may include literature search, laboratory or field experience, data gathering, or scientific written and oral presentations as applicable. (Lab fee required). This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 407 - Wildlife Management


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 307 and 307L. Corequisites: BIOL 407L. Basic principles and general practices of wildlife management and conservation are covered. Major problems concerning the management of wildlife resources. Laboratory work includes practical work on the Charleston Southern University lands and field trips to several areas where wildlife management is being practiced. Lecture: 3 hours.
  
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    BIOL 407L - Wildlife Management Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 307 and 307L. Corequisites: BIOL 407. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 410 - Ecology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 162 and 162L with a grade of “C” or better, MATH 111 (or higher), and CHEM 117 or 122 (and lab 124). Corequisite: BIOL 410L. A study of the interrelationships between organisms and the environment, with emphasis on ecosystem ecology and application of local conditions to ecological theory. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 410L - Ecology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 410.  A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
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    BIOL 423 - Molecular Biology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 220, 220L 380 and 380L with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisite: BIOL 423L. An in-depth study of modern laboratory techniques used in recombinant DNA technology. Emphasis is placed on cloning strategies and nucleic acid detection schemes. Lecture: 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 423L - Molecular Biology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 220, 220L, 380 and 380L with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisite: BIOL 423.

    A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 3 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.

  
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    BIOL 424 - Embryology


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 227 and 227L with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisite: BIOL 424L. A study of the factors of morphogenesis in animals. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
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    BIOL 424L - Embryology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 227 and 227L with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisite: BIOL 424.  A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material.  Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
 

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