May 22, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Biology

  
  • 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.
  
  • 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.
  
  • 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.
  
  • BIOL 301 - Introduction to Pharmacology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Biol 220 and BIOL 220L and either BIOL 210 and BIOL 210L OR BIOL 227 and BIOL 227L (grades of “C” or better). 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.
  
  • BIOL 302 - Medical Terminology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L (grades of “C” or better). 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. Note: Offered: SPRING and MAYMESTER
  
  • 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.
  
  • BIOL 305 - Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 161, 161L, 162, 162L, CHEM 115 and 116 or higher and ENGL 112. The goal of this course is to examine roles of federal and state laws in protecting the environment. The social, political, and ethical decisions that affect environmental law will be examined including the need to balance economic progress with environmental protection.
  
  • BIOL 307 - Conservation Biology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 241 and BIOL 241L & BIOL 242 and BIOL 242L (grades of “C” or better). 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. Note: Offered: FALL
  
  • BIOL 307L - Conservation Biology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 241 and BIOL 241L & BIOL 242 and BIOL 242L (grades of “C” or better). Corequisites: BIOL 307. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material.  Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required. Offered: FALL
  
  • BIOL 312 - The Science of Food


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 220, BIOL 220L and CHEM 117. Corequisite: BIOL 312L. This course discusses the chemical, biological and microbial changes in post harvest treatment during food preparation practices. Some of the items discussed include: changes that can take place during the ripening process of fruits, various methods of heat treatment during food preparations and the effect of each on different food components, the conversion of muscle to meat, the science behind amorphous and crystalline candies, and different processing methods applied to poultry, seafood, egg, and meat products.
  
  • BIOL 312L - The Science of Food Lab


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 220, BIOL 220L and CHEM 117 Corequisite: BIOL 312. The Science of Food Laboratory is designed and developed as a complement to The Science of Food lecture. Students will study post harvest changes of different food components and how different ingredients and chemical compositions affect the final quality of  food.  Different processing steps for a certain food product will be analyzed along with critical control points. A formal  HACCP analysis presentation is required. Laboratory 3 hours. Lab fee required.
  
  • BIOL 315 - Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 161, BIOL 161L, BIOL 162, BIOL 162L, ENGL 111, ENGL 112, and 1 CHEM course. The goal of this course is to examine important concepts in environmental toxicology. Students will learn how to prepare an environmental impact statement and risk assessment. Topics include: major classes of contaminants, biotransformation, detoxification, bioaccumulation, and other environmental factors that interact with contamination.
  
  • BIOL 323 - Cell Biology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 162 and BIOL 162L & BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L and CHEM 117 or CHEM 301 (grades of “C” or better). 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.
  
  • BIOL 323L - Cell Biology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 162 and BIOL 162L & BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L and CHEM 117 or CHEM 301 (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 323. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 3 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
  • BIOL 325 - Entomology


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L & BIOL 241 and BIOL 241L (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 325L. Fundamentals of entomology. Emphasis on recognition, habits, and principles of control of insects. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • BIOL 325L - Entomology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L & BIOL 241 and BIOL 241L (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 325. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
  • BIOL 340 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 241 and BIOL 241L or BIOL 227 and BIOL 227L or BIOL 210 and BIOL 210L (grades 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.
  
  • BIOL 340L - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 241 and BIOL 241L or BIOL 227 and BIOL 227L or BIOL 210 and BIOL 210L (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 340. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
  • BIOL 345 - Nutrition


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: One Chemistry course and BIOL 241 and BIOL 241L or BIOL 227 and BIOL 227L or BIOL 210 and BIOL 210L (grades of “C” or better). 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. Note: Counts for ELR credit.
  
  • BIOL 360 - Parasitology


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L & BIOL 241 and BIOL 241L (grades 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.
  
  • BIOL 360L - Parasitology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L & BIOL 241 and BIOL 241L (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 360.  A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
  • BIOL 380 - Genetics


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 162 and BIOL 162L & BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L and CHEM 122, CHEM 124, or CHEM 117 (grades of “C” or better). 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.
  
  • BIOL 380L - Genetics Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 162 and BIOL 162L & BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L and CHEM 122, CHEM 124, or CHEM 117 (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 380.  A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
  • BIOL 401 - Biological Science Research


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. 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.
  
  • BIOL 402 - Biological Science Research


    (2 hours) Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. 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.
  
  • BIOL 403 - Biological Science Research


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. 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.
  
  • BIOL 407 - Wildlife Management


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 241 and BIOL 241L & BIOL 242 and BIOL 242L (grades of “C” or better). 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. Note: Offered: SPRING
  
  • BIOL 407L - Wildlife Management Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: Prerequisites: BIOL 241 and BIOL 241L & BIOL 242 and BIOL 242L (grades of “C” or better). Corequisites: BIOL 407. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required. Offered: SPRING
  
  • BIOL 410 - Ecology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L & MATH 111 (or higher), and CHEM 121, CHEM 123, or CHEM 115 (grades of “C” or better). 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.
  
  • BIOL 410L - Ecology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L & MATH 111 (or higher), and CHEM 121, CHEM 123, or CHEM 115 (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 410.  A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
  • BIOL 423 - Molecular Biology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 380 and BIOL 380L & BIOL 323 and BIOL 323L & CHEM 301 (grades 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. Note: Offered: SPRING
  
  • BIOL 423L - Molecular Biology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 380 and BIOL 380L & BIOL 323 and BIOL 323L & CHEM 301 (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 423.

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

  
  • BIOL 424 - Embryology


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 227 and BIOL 227L & BIOL 380 and BIOL 380L (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 424L. A study of the factors of morphogenesis in animals. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • BIOL 424L - Embryology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 227 and BIOL 227L & BIOL 380 and BIOL 380L (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 424.  A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material.  Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
  • BIOL 431 - Pathology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 227 and BIOL 227L & BIOL 380 and BIOL 380L (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 431L. The objective of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of the mechanisms and the ability to identify the gross and microscopic characteristics of the pathologies of the human body. Lecture 3 hours.
     
  
  • BIOL 431L - Pathology


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 227 and BIOL 227L & BIOL 380 and BIOL 380L (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 431. The objective of this course is to provide the student with the ability to identify the gross and microscopic characteristics of the pathologies of the human body. Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
  • BIOL 434 - Histology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 227 and BIOL 227L & CHEM 117 or CHEM 122 and CHEM 124 (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 434L. A detailed analysis of tissues with particular emphasis on normal and pathological human histology. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • BIOL 434L - Histology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 227 and BIOL 227L & CHEM 117 or CHEM 122 and CHEM 124 (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 434. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
  • BIOL 437 - Immunology


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 380 and BIOL 380L & CHEM 117 or CHEM 301 (grades of “C” or better). An introduction to how organisms react, either positively or negatively, to foreign material encountered in their environment. This course will emphasize how the immune system develops and the different immune mechanisms used to deal with foreign material and infectious agents. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • BIOL 440 - Plant Taxonomy


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 242 and 242L with a grade of “C” or better in both. Corequisite: BIOL 440L. Classification of the plant kingdom with emphasis on the tracheophytes of lower South Carolina. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • BIOL 440L - Plant Taxonomy Laboratory


    (1 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 440. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required. Counts for ELR credit.
  
  • BIOL 442 - Plant Physiology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 242 and BIOL 242L & BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L & CHEM 117 or CHEM 301 (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 442L. A comprehensive look at the physiological processes of plants. The course will incorporate current literature in the field of study. Topics that will be covered include: pollination, hormone signaling, defense and wound response, nutrient up-take, light response, abiotic stress response, photosynthesis, gravity sensing, and plant growth and development. Lecture: 3 hours.
  
  • BIOL 442L - Plant Physiology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 242 and BIOL 242L & BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L & CHEM 117 or CHEM 301 (grades of “C” or better). Corequisites: BIOL 442. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
  • BIOL 461 - Herpetology


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 241 and BIOL 241L & BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 461L. This course is a survey of the biology of reptiles and amphibians. The lecture component focuses on structure, life history, behavior, distribution, ecology, and conservation. The laboratory component covers taxonomy, morphology, and diversity, with an emphasis on local fauna.  Lecture: 3 hours.
  
  • BIOL 461L - Herpetology Lab


    (1 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 241 and BIOL 241L & BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 461. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours.
    Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
  • BIOL 462 - Mammalogy


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 241 and BIOL 241L & BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 462L. Course material is divided into two broad areas of study: basic principles of mammalogy and a systematic study of mammalian orders. Emphasized topics include the characteristics, classification, distribution, reproduction, development, behavior, populations, and economic relationships of mammals. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • BIOL 462L - Mammalogy Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 241 and BIOL 241L & BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 462.  A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.
  
  • BIOL 463 - Ornithology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 241 and BIOL 241L & BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 463L. Covers avian taxonomy, morphology, physiology, behavior, communication, migration, conservation, extinction, and other important topics related to the natural history and ecology of birds.  Lecture: 3 hours. Note: Offered: SPRING
  
  • BIOL 463L - Ornithology Laboratory


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 241 and BIOL 241L & BIOL 220 and BIOL 220L (grades of “C” or better). Corequisite: BIOL 463. A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material.  Laboratory: 3 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required. Counts for ELR credit. Offered: SPRING
  
  • BIOL 475 - Environmental Science


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 410 and 410L with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisite: BIOL 475L. This course represents a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of the complexities of the wise use of natural resources, the roles of industrialization contributing to environmental concerns, the identification of methods of environmental clean-up, the effects on human health, species diversity and productivity. Laboratory exercises and field trips to local industries are designed to give students “hands-on” experiences with environmental instrumentation and applications. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • BIOL 475L - Environmental Science Laboratory


    (1 hours) Corequisite: BIOL 475.  A series of laboratory exercises to correspond to lecture material. Laboratory: 2 hours. Note: Laboratory fee required.

Business

  
  • BUSI 101 - Introduction to Business


    (3 hours) Survey of economic systems, forms of business ownership and running of small business; organizing and managing businesses; managing human resources; managing production and information; managing marketing; introducing financial issues including accounting, money and banking, securities markets; business issues and challenges including legal and regulatory environment, business ethics and International business.
  
  • BUSI 105 - The World of Business


    (3 hours) A foundations course that emphasizes decision making in an ever-changing world economy. The focus is on building a foundation for key success factors and life skills, including professionalism, communications, global and cultural awareness, team-based decision making, critical thinking, technological competence, and business language. Some emphasis is placed on career guidance, including an appreciation for the functional areas of business. Registration limited to Freshman and Sophomore students. Exceptions could be granted with Chair/Dean permission. Note: All students placed in ENGL 099 and/or MATH 099 must complete the course(s) successfully before being allowed into BUSI 105.
  
  • BUSI 203 - Personal Finance


    (3 hours) This course is an in-depth study of the biblical view of making and managing money and possessions. The course examines the practical application of planning tools and processes that when applied lead to true financial freedom. The successful student learns to be a faithful steward of the resources that God has entrusted to each of us.
  
  • BUSI 204 - Business Communication


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: ENGL 112 and Sophomore status or above. A study of written and oral interpersonal communication in business organizations.  The course includes an investigation of business communication problems and an analysis of how fundamental princples of effective communication apply to newly emerging channels, media, and forms of communications in the 21st century.  Class activities will emphasize communication in real-world business situations and enable students to begin developing their ability to write and speak effectively in the workplace. 
  
  • BUSI 305 - Business Finance


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business, ACCT 211 (grade of “C” or better), CSCI 209 (or higher) and ECON 224 or MATH 213. Principles of managing capital in a business firm.
  
  • BUSI 314 - Information Systems Concepts


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business, CSCI 209 or 217 and MGMT 310. Introduction to information systems concepts including an introduction to computer programming, systems analysis and design, and database implementation. Survey of contemporary strategic planning initiatives for information systems design. This course is for the non-technical business persons who will be users of information technology, but not computer programmers, systems analysts, database administrators, network administrators, etc.
  
  • BUSI 315 - Risk Management and Insurance


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Business. This course covers the principles of assessment, risk avoidance, and the nature of financial tools which may be used to shelter critical assets against loss. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • BUSI 327 - Intermediate Business Finance


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business and BUSI 305 (grade of “C” or better). Continuation of managing capital in a business firm.
  
  • BUSI 336 - Legal Environment of Business


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business and ENGL 112. Managerial decision-making in the legal environment including an overview of the American justice system, with emphasis on the formation and performance of contracts, the interaction of agency law and business liability, protections afforded intellectual property, and the impact on environmental, antitrust and securities regulation on businesses. Instruction and discussion will be grounded in a Christian worldview thereby providing students on a basis for confidence in reaching decisions within the framework of the rules of law.
  
  • BUSI 361 - Entrepreneurial Action


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: Approval of instructor. The course will focus on planning student-directed educational projects worldwide, aimed at increasing citizen awareness and understanding of business and economic issues. Projects will be based on the criteria set by the Enactus national organization. Students will create, deploy, and implement projects dealing with: Market Economics, Success Skills, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, Environmental Sustainability, and Business Ethics. Students may earn up to 6 hours of credit for this course.
  
  • BUSI 362 - Entrepreneurial Action


    (2 hours) Prerequisites: Approval of instructor. The course will focus on planning student-directed educational projects worldwide, aimed at increasing citizen awareness and understanding of business and economic issues. Projects will be based on the criteria set by the Enactus national organization. Students will create, deploy, and implement projects dealing with: Market Economics, Success Skills, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, Environmental Sustainability, and Business Ethics. Students may earn up to 6 hours of credit for this course.
  
  • BUSI 363 - Entrepreneurial Action


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Approval of instructor. The course will focus on planning student-directed educational projects worldwide, aimed at increasing citizen awareness and understanding of business and economic issues. Projects will be based on the criteria set by the Enactus national organization. Students will create, deploy, and implement projects dealing with: Market Economics, Success Skills, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, Environmental Sustainability, and Business Ethics. Students may earn up to 6 hours of credit for this course.
  
  • BUSI 383 - Creative Teamwork


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. This course is designed to provide strategies for building and working in interdisciplinary teams. The students shall engage and interact with a community-based organization to develop and execute their project. Weekly team meetings/class sessions focus on teamwork skills such as communication, problem solving, conflict resolution as well as planning and delivery to the customer. The course is especially applicable for computer science, graphic design and business majors. Cross-listed with CSCI 383. CSCI=Parent. Note: Counts for ELR credit.
  
  • BUSI 412 - Principles of Real Estate


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business and MGMT 310 (grade of “C” or better). Introduction to the principles of purchasing, developing, managing, and financing real estate. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • BUSI 415 - Business Plan Development


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business, ACCT 211 (grade of “C” or higher); CSCI 209 (or CSCI 211) or higher. Principles of developing and documenting a top quality, professionally constructed business plan.  The Business Plan is designed to inform potential stakeholders and to give direction to internal management.  Proven tools and procedures assure that the finished product will provide necessary information to properly direct and evaluate the performance of the small, entrepreneurial enterprise.
  
  • BUSI 437 - Entrepreneurial Finance


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business, ACCT 211 (grade of “C” or better) and CSCI 209 (or CSCI 211) or higher and BUSI 305 or permission of instructor. Principles of managing capital requirements in the small or family business.  This course addresses techniques to successfully finance and sustain small firms and owner managed companies.  Topics covered include the tools to maintain financial control and avoiding unique financial barriers that can damage the well being of the start-up enterprise.  This course will be cross-listed as BUSI 537.
  
  • BUSI 438 - Commercial Law


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business and BUSI 336. Explores the impact of the Uniform Commercial Code on business operations. For students pursuing an emphasis in accounting and others desiring a broad and yet detailed knowledge of commercial law. Topics covered include sales, commercial paper, corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, sole proprietorships, bailment and agency. Attention to Christian ethics and proper business conduct will be emphasized throughout the course.
  
  • BUSI 446 - Investments and Security Analysis


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business, BUSI 305 and ECON 224. Techniques and theories used in analyzing securities. Selection, management, evaluation, and revision of portfolios. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • BUSI 455 - International Business


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business, ECON 211 and 212, and BUSI 305. A study of the international business environment including the nature of multinational corporations and their management, the assessment of foreign business environments as to regulations, laws, culture, and profit opportunities, and operations of international transactions.
  
  • BUSI 469 - Business 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. Note: Grading is on a pass-fail basis. Counts for ELR credit.
  
  • BUSI 470 - Business 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. Note: Grading is on a pass-fail basis. Counts for ELR credit.
  
  • BUSI 471 - Senior Project in Business


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: Senior status, GPA above 3.0, and permission of the chair. The Senior Project is a substantial independent project and may include various models, ranging from traditional readings and academic writing, to field studies, experiments, or business plans.  Senior Projects will involve a substantial amount of research and provide an enhancement to the capstone experience for the student’s curriculum.
  
  • BUSI 472 - Senior Project in Business


    (2 hours) Prerequisites: Senior status, GPA above 3.0, and permission of the chair. The Senior Project is a substantial independent project and may include various models, ranging from traditional readings and academic writing, to field studies, experiments, or business plans.  Senior Projects will involve a substantial amount of research and provide an enhancement to the capstone experience for the student’s curriculum.
  
  • BUSI 473 - Senior Project in Business


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Senior status, GPA above 3.0, and permission of the chair. The Senior Project is a substantial independent project and may include various models, ranging from traditional readings and academic writing, to field studies, experiments, or business plans.  Senior Projects will involve a substantial amount of research and provide an enhancement to the capstone experience for the student’s curriculum.
  
  • BUSI 481 - Business Ethics


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business and ENGL 112. This course is designed to provide the student with a basis for making business decisions within the framework of social responsibilities, law, and societal customs, values, and beliefs. An examination of business activities and their community impact will be analyzed in detail.
  
  • BUSI 485 - Business Strategy


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Business, BUSI 204, BUSI 305, MRKT 310 and MGMT 310, (grades of “C” or better). Capstone course designed to integrate and utilize concepts from the major business courses, and the study of strategic organization concepts and practices, in response to organization-wide business challenges.


    This course cannot be challenged.


Chemistry

  
  • CHEM 110 - Concepts of Chemistry and Lab


    (4 hours) A descriptive survey course in chemical principles and inorganic chemistry. The course covers key principles needed as background for varied educational programs as general education, liberal arts, and business. Topics include measurement, atomic structure, chemical bonding, energy, states of matter, and chemical reactions. Selected environmental and consumer topics are covered. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 2 hours. (Laboratory fee required) This course does not count toward a Chemistry major or minor. This course cannot be challenged. Note: All students placed in MATH 099 must complete the course successfully before being allowed into CHEM 110 or higher.
  
  • CHEM 111 - Physical Science for Educators


    (4 hours) Prerequisite: Math 110 or 111 (grade of “C” or better) and permission of the Education department. This course is designed for early childhood and elementary education majors following the State of South Carolina’s science standards for grades kindergarten through 8th grade. Included is an introduction to the concepts of properties and measurement, motion, sound, electricity, energy, light, atomic structure, nuclear change, and chemical change. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. (Laboratory fee required.) Cross-listed under Physics. (Parent = CHEM)
  
  • CHEM 115 - Introductory Chemistry


    (3 hours) Corequisites: CHEM 116. Prerequisites: MATH 111 with a grade of C or better.  

    An introductory course in chemistry for students with little or no background in chemistry or who had such instruction long enough ago that a review is needed and who expect to continue in science.  Emphasis will be placed on conceptual and quantitative skills.  Lecture: 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged. Note: This course does not count toward a biochemistry major, chemistry major or minor.

  
  • CHEM 116 - Introductory Chemistry Laboratory


    (1 hours) Corequisite: CHEM 115.  A series of laboratory experiments designed to enhance laboratory techniques, data processing skills and to illustrate concepts studied in CHEM 115. Laboratory fee required. Laboratory: 2 hours. This course cannot be challenged. Note: This course does not count toward a biochemistry major, chemistry major or minor.
  
  • CHEM 117 - Elementary Organic Biochemistry


    (4 hours) Prerequisites: CHEM 115 or CHEM 121 and 123 (grade of “C” or better). A broad course that descriptively covers the organic functional groups, reactions that relate to biochemistry, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids and enzymes. This course is designed to meet the needs of students in Science-Related Fields such as Nursing, Allied Health and Environmental Management. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 2 hours. (Laboratory fee required) This course does not count toward a Chemistry major. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • CHEM 121 - College Chemistry I


    (3 hours) Corequisites or Prerequisites: CHEM 123 and MATH 130 (grades of C or better). Math 130 is preferred as a prerequisite but is allowed as a corerequisite. A quantitative study of the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry. Topics include measurement, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, gases and intermolecular forces. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • CHEM 122 - College Chemistry II


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: CHEM 121 (grade of “C” or better ),CHEM 123 (grade of “C” or better ) and MATH 130 (grade of “C” or better). Corequisite or Prerequisite: CHEM 124 (grade of “C” or better ). A continuation of the quantitative study of the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry. Topics include solution chemistry, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids-base chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry and modern materials. Lecture 3 hours. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • CHEM 123 - College Chemistry Laboratory I


    (1 hours) Corequisite or Prerequisite: CHEM 121. A series of laboratory experiments designed to enhance laboratory techniques, data processing skills, and to illustrate some chemical concepts studied in Chemistry 121. Laboratory 3 hours. (Laboratory fee required) This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • CHEM 124 - College Chemistry Laboratory II


    (1 hours) Corequisite or Prerequisite: CHEM 122. A series of laboratory experiments designed to enhance laboratory techniques, data processing skills, and to illustrate some chemical concepts studied in Chemistry 122. Laboratory 3 hours. (Laboratory fee required) This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • CHEM 210 - Quantitative Analysis


    (4 hours) Prerequisite: CHEM 122 and 124 (grade of “C” or better ). A study of the fundamental principles and techniques of analytical chemistry. Topics include the analytical process, statistical treatment of data, chemical equilibrium, advanced acid-base chemistry, complex formation and redox equilibria, gravimetric and volumetric analysis along with an introduction to spectrophotometry and separations. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 5 hours. (Laboratory fee required) This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • CHEM 301 - Organic Chemistry I


    (4 hours) Prerequisite: CHEM 122 and 124 (grade of “C” or better). A study of hydrocarbons to include alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, cycloalkanes, and aromatics. Emphasis is placed on their electronic structure, stereochemistry, reactions and mechanisms, reaction thermodynamics and spectroscopy. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours. (Laboratory fee required) This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: FALL
  
  • CHEM 302 - Organic Chemistry II


    (4 hours) Prerequisite: CHEM 301 (grade of “C” or better ). A detailed study of the mechanisms, stereochemistry and reactions of: alkyl halides, alcohols, carboxylic acids, carbonyl compounds, organonitrogen compounds, carbohydrates and amino acids. Emphasis is placed upon using reactions to deduce structure and to synthesize new compounds. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours. (Laboratory fee required) This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: SPRING
  
  • CHEM 305 - Introductory Biochemistry


    (4 hours) Prerequisites: CHEM 117 or 301 with a grade of “C” or better. This is a brief introduction to biochemistry that includes a study of nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and metabolism of the molecules.  The laboratory will provide exposure to tests that are used in the laboratory to identify and study these biomolecules. (3 hours lecture and 2 hour laboratory). Laboratory fee required.
  
  • CHEM 305L - Introductory Biochemistry Lab


    (0 hours) Prerequisites: CHEM 117 or 301 with a grade of “C” or better. This is a brief introduction to biochemistry that includes a study of nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and metabolism of the molecules.  The laboratory will provide exposure to tests that are used in the laboratory to identify and study these biomolecules. (3 hours lecture and 2 hour laboratory). Laboratory fee required.
  
  • CHEM 311 - Biochemistry I


    (4 hours) Prerequisites: CHEM 302 (grade of “C” or better) and BIOL 220 (grade of “C” or better). A detailed study of the composition, structure and chemistry of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids within biological systems and the clinical consequences resulting from mutations in these molecules. Laboratory will be centered around isolation, purification, quantification and the kinetics of these molecules. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. (Laboratory fee required.) This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: FALL
  
  • CHEM 312 - Biochemistry II


    (4 hours) Prerequisite: CHEM 311 (grade of “C” or better). A detailed study of the structure, stereochemistry, and reactivity of nucleic acids and the study of metabolism, and gene expression within biological systems. Emphasis will be placed on state-of-the-art techniques used to understand chemical processes in biological systems. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. (Laboratory fee required). This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: SPRING
  
  • CHEM 320 - Instrumental Analysis


    (4 hours) Prerequisites: CHEM 122 (grade of “C” or better) and either CHEM 117 or 301 (grade of “C” or better). A survey of instrumental methods of analysis including atomic and molecular spectroscopy, electroanalytical techniques, chromatographic separations and thermal methods. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours. (Laboratory fee required) This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • CHEM 401 - Chemical Research


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: 16 hours of Chemistry and permission of the instructor. A course of supervised research in a variety of chemical fields. This course should acquaint the student with the research process of preliminary literature search, research, oral presentation, and literature reporting. (Lab fee required). This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • CHEM 402 - Chemical Research


    (2 hours) Prerequisites: 16 hours of Chemistry and permission of the instructor. A course of supervised research in a variety of chemical fields. This course should acquaint the student with the research process of preliminary literature search, research, oral presentation, and literature reporting. (Lab fee required). This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • CHEM 403 - Chemical Research


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: 16 hours of Chemistry and permission of the instructor. A course of supervised research in a variety of chemical fields. This course should acquaint the student with the research process of preliminary literature search, research, oral presentation, and literature reporting. (Lab fee required). This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • CHEM 404 - Chemical Research


    (4 hours) Prerequisites: 16 hours of Chemistry and permission of the instructor. A course of supervised research in a variety of chemical fields. This course should acquaint the student with the research process of preliminary literature search, research, oral presentation, and literature reporting. (Lab fee required). This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • CHEM 410 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry


    (4 hours) Prerequisites: CHEM 301 and permission of the department. A study of the atomic and molecular structure as related to its periodic table, ionic bonding, covalent bonding, inorganic synthesis, inorganic mechanisms and complexes. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours. (Laboratory fee required)
  
  • CHEM 421 - Physical Chemistry I & Lab


    (4 hours) Prerequisites: 6 hours of CHEM 200 level or above (grade of “C” or better), PHYS 201-202 (grade of “C” or better), and MATH 222 (grade of “C” or better). Application of the laws and principles of physics and mathematics to the study of chemistry, with special emphasis on thermodynamics, equilibrium, gases, solutions and electrochemistry. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours. (Laboratory fee required)
 

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