Dec 05, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 The department offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty. Specific offerings for each term may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

Course Renumbering Project

Effective the Fall 2017 semester, all undergraduate and graduate courses at Oakland University were renumbered from 3 digits to 4 digits.

Most subject codes will remain the same, but the new four-digit course numbers may in some cases be similar to the previous three-digit course numbers and in other cases be different because academic departments have resequenced their course numbers.

Follow this link to the conversion list.

This searchable PDF is a guide to see how the course numbers have changed. Each row represents a course, and the columns represent: the subject code, the previous three-digit course number,and the new four-digit course number for that course, beginning in Fall 2017.

To search this PDF for a specific course using the old number, you can just hit “Control” (or “Command” if on Mac) and “F,” then type in a specific course (e.g. “WRT 160”) to find the new course number .

The following subject codes have changed:

  • Studio Art (SA) changed to (ART)
  • Some English (ENG) courses changed to Creative Writing (CW)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Computer and Information Technology (CIT) changed to Computer Science and Informatics (CSI)
  • Music Theory and Composition (MUT) changed to either Applied Music (MUA) or Musicology and Music Education (MUS)
  • (MLS) changed to (CDS)
  • Some (JRN) courses changed to (PR)

For more information, please contact your academic adviser. Graduate students, please contact your academic department for advising.

NOTE: If you enrolled or transferred after fall 2014 please be sure to search the 2017-18 catalog courses and review the 3 to 4 digit conversions list.

 

English

  
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    ENG 3630 - Studies in Literary Mode

    (4)
    A major literary mode (such as tragedy, comedy, epic, romance, satire) studied from generic and historical points of view.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    ENG 3640 - Biography

    (4)
    The study of biography as a form of literary art, considering both theory and practice. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge applications integration: completion of the general education requirement in the Western civilization knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    ENG 3650 - The Bible as Literature

    (4)
    Emphasis on the artistic, imaginative and historical aspects of the Bible. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the literature knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher and junior standing.
  
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    ENG 3660 - Classical Mythology

    (4)
    The principal Greek and Roman myths and their uses in classical and post-classical art and literature. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the literature knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): junior standing
  
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    ENG 3675 - Adaptation: Fiction, Drama, Film

    (4)
    Examination of how works of fiction and drama are transformed into film, including focus on creative and industrial practice. Identical with CIN 3305 . Satisfies the university general education requirement in knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge applications integration: completion of the general education requirement in the literature knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    ENG 3680 - Literary Theory, Early 20th Century to the Present

    (4)
    The development of literary theory, presented as a survey. Applications of theory in critical practice will be considered.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    ENG 3685 - Cultural Studies

    (4)
    The interaction of texts and cultural contexts, studied from diverse perspectives - aesthetic, economic, historical and technological. Texts may be literary, filmic, televisual, musical.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    ENG 3700 - Modern Fiction

    (4)
    Studies in fiction of the first half of the 20th century. This course may emphasize British, American or international fiction in any given semester.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    ENG 3705 - Contemporary Fiction

    (4)
    Narrative literature from 1950 to the present day.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    ENG 3710 - Modern Poetry

    (4)
    Studies in poetry since the beginning of the 20th century. Course may emphasize American or British poetry or discuss international currents in modern poetry.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher
  
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    ENG 3715 - Contemporary Poetry

    (4)
    Poetry from 1950 to the present day.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    ENG 3720 - Modern Drama

    (4)
    Studies in English, American and Continental drama since Ibsen.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    ENG 3800 - Postcolonial Literature

    (4)
    Postcolonial literature and theory from its origins to the present. May include works from Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and/or the Americas, either written in English or studied in translation.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    ENG 3810 - Irish Literature

    (4)
    Study of Irish literature with special attention to the Irish political experience and questions of what constitutes a national literature. Authors may include Swift, Edgeworth, Yeats, Lady Gregory, Joyce or Friel.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    ENG 3900 - Special Topics in Literature and Language

    (4)
    Special problems or topics selected by the instructor.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    ENG 3901 - Studies in Literary Nonfiction

    (4)
    Studies in literary nonfiction selected by the instructor. May be repeated for additional credit under different subtitle.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    ENG 3902 - Issues in American Literature

    (4)
    Study of literary works ranging across period and/or genre in their relation to a central issue, theme or problem in American literature. Representative topics are romanticism, the Puritan tradition, American humor and the writer and American society.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  or equivalent with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    ENG 4000 - Approaches to Teaching Literature and Composition

    (4)
    Introduction to teaching literature and composition. Topics include the reading and writing processes, adolescent literature, media and the language arts, and spoken language. For students planning to apply to the secondary education program (STEP). To be taken in the winter semester prior to applying.
    Prerequisite(s): Declared STEP major; WRT 1060  with a grade of (B) or higher; junior/senior standing or instructor permission.
  
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    ENG 4900 - Advanced Topics in Literature and Language

    (4)
    Advanced topics and problems selected by the instructor. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for writing intensive in the major area. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 2100  and at least two of the three required 3000 level British and American literary history courses; or permission of the instructor.
  
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    ENG 4950 - Internship

    (4)
    Practical experience in appropriate work position at an approved site, correlated with directed study assignments. In the semester prior to enrollment, the student will plan the internship in conjunction with the instructor and with the approval of the department chair. A final analytical paper will be required. May be repeated once in a different setting for elective credit only.
    Prerequisite(s): 16 credits in English, of which at least 8 must be at the 3000-4000 level, and permission of the instructor and the department chair.
  
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    ENG 4970 - Studies in Literary Kinds

    (4)
    The study of a single literary kind, whether genre (such as novel, lyric or drama) or mode (such as tragedy or comedy). May be repeated under different subtitle. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 2100  and at least two of the three required 3000 level British and American literary history courses; or permission of the instructor.
  
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    ENG 4975 - Trans-Atlantic Traditions

    (4)
    Studies of the relations between the British and American literary traditions. May emphasize a theme, a period, or particular authors. May be repeated for credit under different subtitle. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 2100  and at least two of the three required 3000 level British and American literary history courses; or permission of the instructor.
  
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    ENG 4980 - Studies in Major Authors

    (4)
    Intensive study of a selected group of authors: British, American or both. May be repeated for credit with different authors. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 2100  and at least two of the three required 3000 level British and American literary history courses; or permission of the instructor.
  
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    ENG 4985 - Shakespeare Seminar

    (4)
    Analysis of four or five of the plays. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 2100  and at least two of the three required 3000 level British and American literary history courses; or permission of the instructor.
  
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    ENG 4996 - Independent Study

    (2 OR 4)
    A proposed course of study must be submitted to the prospective instructor in the semester before the independent study is to be taken. Only 8 credits of ENG 4996 may apply toward the major and only 4 credits may apply toward the minor. May be elected on an S/U basis.
    Prerequisite(s): four courses in English and permission of instructor.

English as a Second Language

  
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    ESL 0117 - Level 1 Listening and Speaking

    (4)
    For non-native speakers of English. To aid in the development of fundamental English proficiency skills so students will be able to communicate very simple spoken commands and understand simple directions in English.
    Prerequisite(s): placement.
  
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    ESL 0118 - Level 1 Reading and Vocabulary Development

    (4)
    For non-native speakers of English only. Designed to build fundamental English proficiency skills in phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension of text in English.
    Prerequisite(s): placement.
  
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    ESL 0119 - Level 1 Writing and Sentence Structure for Academic Purposes

    (4)
    For non-native speakers of English only. Designed to build fundamental grammar skills in written English so that students can construct simple sentences.
    Prerequisite(s): placement.
  
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    ESL 0227 - Level 2 - Listening and Speaking

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. To aid students in developing general listening and speaking skills through guided conversational practice. Students will be instructed in appropriate conversational techniques and will practice in group discussions.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0117  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0228 - Level 2 - Reading and Vocabulary Development

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed to help students develop general-purpose reading skills and strategies. Emphasis on vocabulary development, phonics and fundamental reading strategies for comprehending text.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0118  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0229 - Level 2 - Writing and Technology

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Practice in the development of fundamental computer literacy, typing, and writing skills utilizing technology.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0119  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0337 - Level 3 - Conversation Skills

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Guides students towards differentiating aurally between the vowels, consonants, stress, rhythm and intonation patterns of spoken American English. Through structured conversation students will be introduced to expressions as encountered in everyday communicative situations.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0227  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0338 - Level 3 - Reading and Vocabulary Development

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed to help students develop reading skills and strategies for academic purposes. Emphasis on decoding and comprehension strategies with an emphasis on word formation techniques in English.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0228  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0339 - Level 3 - Writing Fluency

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed for students of ESL to improve basic writing skills in English with an emphasis on writing fluency and organizational techniques.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0229  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0447 - Level 4 - Intro to American Culture and Customs

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Introduction to the environment and culture of the United States. Students will participate in specific listening and speaking tasks supported with additional reading and writing tasks, as they relate to practical cultural information.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0337  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0448 - Level 4- Reading and Vocabulary

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed to help students develop reading skills and strategies for academic purposes. Emphasis on comprehension and retention strategies.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0338  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0449 - Level 4 - Writing and Technology

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Practice in the development of intermediate computer literacy, typing, and writing skills utilizing technology.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0339  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0557 - Level 5 - Listening and Speaking for Academics

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. To introduce students to the necessary listening and speaking skills for an academic environment. Focus will be on listening and speaking in a variety of class settings (lecture, seminar, discussion) and will include note-taking and subject comprehension.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0447  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0558 - Level 5 - Reading and Vocabulary Development

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Focus on developing reading comprehension skills and strategies and to develop critical thinking skills while increasing receptive vocabulary skills.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0448  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0559 - Level 5 - Application of Grammar Skills in Process Writing

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. An intensive study and application of grammatical structures to strengthen voice, syntax, and cohesion in writing for a variety of academic purposes.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0449  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0567 - Topics in English as a Second Language II

    (2 OR 4)
    For non-native speakers only. An intensive study of intermediate topics in English as a Second Language such as the development of fluency with simple grammatical structures through reading, writing, speaking and listening. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): will vary with topic.
  
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    ESL 0577 - Topics in English as a Second Language III

    (2 OR 4)
    For non-native speakers only. An intensive study of advanced topics in English as a Second Language such as the development of fluency with complex grammatical structures through reading, writing, speaking and listening. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): will vary with topic.
  
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    ESL 0667 - Level 6 - Conversation Skills: Pronunciation

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Provides students with structured conversation, study and practice. Designed for effective communication with native speakers of English in a variety of diverse settings with a focus on academic environments. Pronunciation of the vowels, consonants, stress, rhythm and intonation patterns of American English will be emphasized.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0557  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0668 - Level 6 - Reading and Vocabulary Development

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed to help students develop reading skills and strategies for academic purposes. Emphasizes critical analysis, handling heavy reading loads and developing appropriate technical vocabularies.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0558  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0669 - Level 6 - Writing for Academic Purposes

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Improving basic knowledge of paragraph structure, linear sequencing and grammatical structures used in writing. Introduction and use of the writing process: brainstorming, writing, revision, self/peer editing, proofreading.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0559  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0777 - Level 7 - Listening and Speaking for Academics

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Guides students toward mastery of the skills necessary to succeed in the academic setting. Focus is on student demonstration of their ability to communicate and understand English effectively in a variety of academic situations such that they are prepared for integration into general education courses.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0667  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0778 - Level 7 - Reading and Vocabulary Development

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed to help students refine reading skills and strategies for academic purposes. Emphasizes critical analysis and close reading skills.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0668  or ESL 0780  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0779 - Level 7 - Academic Writing

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Practice in the development of advanced computer literacy, typing, and writing skills utilizing technology. Combines extensive practice in process writing for a variety of audiences and purposes (e.g., lab reports, essays and research reports) with an emphasis on developing fluency.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0669  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0780 - Level 7 - Test Prep

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Preparation for successful performance on English language proficiency tests for ESL students. Students will learn specific test-taking strategies while improving their skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English.
    Prerequisite(s):  ESL 0669  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0887 - Level 8 - Listening and Speaking: English for Academic Success

    (4)
    For non-native speakers of English. Emphasis on improving presentation skills, particularly pronunciation, and on addressing issues relevant to graduate student success.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0777  or ESL 0780  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0888 - Level 8 - Reading and Vocabulary for Research

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed to aid graduate students with the tasks of reading and comprehending substantive research papers or theses. Emphasis will be on critical thinking skills and vocabulary development.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0778  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 0889 - Level 8 - Academic Writing for Research Purposes

    (4)
    For non-native speakers only. Designed to aid graduate students with the tasks of writing substantive research papers or thesis.
    Prerequisite(s): ESL 0779  or ESL 0780  with a grade of (B-) or higher or placement.
  
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    ESL 1579 - Independent Study in English as a Second Language

    (2 OR 4)
    For non-native speakers only. Provides students with the opportunity to design a course of study that meets their particular English language needs. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.

Entrepreneurship

  
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    ENT 2010 - Prep for Entrepreneurship 1

    (4)
    This course introduces students to accounting, finance and economic issues most relevant to entrepreneurs. It is only required of non-business students. MIS 1000  or CSI 1200  recommended.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing.
  
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    ENT 2020 - Prep for Entrepreneurship 2

    (4)
    This course introduces students to Marketing, MIS, POM and Organizational issues most relevant to entrepreneurs. It is only required of non-business students. MIS 1000  or CSI 1200  are recommended.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing.
  
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    ENT 3010 - Developing New Venture Ideas

    (4)
    Provides an overview of different types of entrepreneurial business models and endeavors, thereby helping students determine the entrepreneurial path that best suits their goals, interests and skills. The course also teaches general entrepreneurial success principles and how to avoid common mistakes.
    Prerequisite(s): Non-business students: ENT 2010 , ENT 2020  with a minimum grade of (C). Business students: QMM 2400  or QMM 2500  or STA 2220  or STA 2226 , ECN 2020  or [ECN 2000  or ECN 2100 ], ACC 2100 , MIS 1000  or CSI 1300 , MKT 3020  with a minimum grade of (C).
  
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    ENT 3050 - The Psychology of Creativity and Innovation

    (4)
    Introduces writings from various disciplines that elucidate the nature and function of creativity and the conditions that stimulate it. Includes writing, design assignments and group projects. Discussions include non-traditional thinking, receptivity, risks, ethics, personal mastery and social responsiveness.
  
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    ENT 4400 - New Venture Creation

    (4)
    Explores the process for creating new ventures, including ideation, evaluation of business opportunities, business planning, financial planning, financial analysis, and assembling business resources. Students will focus on integrating all aspects of a start-up while recognizing the external environment. Other concepts include competitive analysis, competitive positioning, market segmentation, and issues related to launching new ventures. ENT 3010  and MKT 4600  recommended.
    Prerequisite(s): Non-business students: ENT 2010 , ENT 2020  with a minimum grade of (C). Business students: QMM 2400  or QMM 2500  or STA 2220  or STA 2226 , ECN 2020  or ECN 2000  or ECN 2100 , ACC 2100 , MIS 1000  or CSI 1300 , MKT 3020  with a minimum grade of (C).
  
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    ENT 4900 - Seminars in Entrepreneurship

    (4)
    Study of selected topic or current issue relevant to the practice of entrepreneurship. Topics may include Social Entrepreneurship, Family Businesses, High Tech Entrepreneurial Ventures or any area not covered by a specific course. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits. ENT 3010  is recommended.
    Prerequisite(s): Non-business students: ENT 2010 , ENT 2020  with a minimum grade of (C). Business students: QMM 2400  or QMM 2500  or STA 2220  or STA 2226 , ECN 2020  or ECN 2000  or ECN 2100 , ACC 2100 , MIS 1000  or CSI 1300 , FIN 3220 , MKT 3020  with a minimum grade of (C).

Environmental Health and Safety

  
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    EHS 1000 - Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety

    (1)
    Introduces students to various occupational environments through site visits and/or guest speakers and provides first hand experience of how health and safety professionals function in the workplace.
  
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    EHS 1150 - Environmental Health and Safety at Work

    (2)
    A general introduction to Environmental Health Safety in the workplace including injury and illness prevention; hazard identification, assessment and control; emergency response; incident investigation; and safety and health program management. This course is recommended for business, engineering, prelaw, health professions, integrated studies, and occupational safety and health students.
  
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    EHS 2250 - Environmental Health and Safety Training Methods

    (3)
    Provides in-depth study of training methods required to conceptualize, prepare, deliver, and evaluate training directed at the adult learner. Course includes hands-on experiences in conducting a training needs assessment, establishing learning objectives, developing curricula, pertinent to needs of participants using different types of media and developing training evaluation tools.
  
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    EHS 2350 - Occupational Safety and Health Standards

    (3)
    Current regulations and standards promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, with specific emphasis on Michigan safety and health standards.
  
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    EHS 2450 - Professional Practice and Leadership Development

    (3)
    The Professional Development course is designed to improve the ability of students to describe their accomplishments and sell their ideas in situations like professional networking, company meetings, response to proposals for services, and interviews.
  
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    EHS 2550 - Basic Statistics for Health Sciences

    (4)
    Statistics is the art and science of decision making in the presence of uncertainty. EHS 2550 is an introductory course that assumes no prior knowledge of statistics but does assume some knowledge of high school algebra. The course is designed to introduce students to some of the statistical methods available for the analysis and interpretation of data relevant to environmental health, bio-statistics, natural, physical and socio-behavioral sciences, and health sciences. Successful completion of college level algebra is encouraged. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
  
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    EHS 3001 - Global Perspectives of Environmental and Health Sciences

    (4)
    Explores the global perspective and framework for learning about how social, economic and geopolitical ecology impact environmental health outcomes and occupational safety. The concept of evaluating a broad and dynamic range of emerging strategies and solutions, from community-based monitoring to international considerations of environmental health and safety (EHS) issues. The course satisfies EHS 1000  or EHS 1150  for EHS majors. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the global perspective knowledge exploration area. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in general education or the major, not both. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
  
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    EHS 3250 - Quantitative Methods for Environmental Health and Safety

    (4)
    Application of frequently applied equations, statistical procedures, and analytical tools used for environmental health and safety assessments. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Prerequisite(s): STA 2220  or EHS 2550  (C)
  
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    EHS 3300 - Safety and Health Administration and Programs

    (3)
    Management aspects of health, safety and industrial environment. Administration techniques, governmental regulations, and programs for environmental health and safety management are discussed.
    Prerequisite(s): EHS 2350  (C+). May be taken concurrently.
  
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    EHS 3330 - Fire Prevention and Protection

    (3)
    Overview of the characteristic behavior of fire, and human behavior during fire events. Includes a review of important safety science such as heat transfer, prevention and control of fire and explosion hazards, fire emergency planning and management.
    Prerequisite(s): EHS 3250  (C+) and EHS 3380  (C+) or instructor permission.
  
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    EHS 3350 - Fundamentals of Occupational Hygiene

    (3)
    Principles and practices on the control aspects (engineering, administrative, and personal protection) of chemical, physical and biological hazards in the industrial environment.
    Prerequisite(s): CHM 2010  (C); PHY 1200  (C) or PHY 1010  (C); and EHS 3380  (C+)
  
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    EHS 3360 - Applied Environmental and Occupational Hygiene with Laboratory

    (4)
    Quantitative monitoring techniques in the recognition, measurement and evaluation of chemical, physical (noise, radiation, extreme thermal conditions, etc.) and biological (blood borne pathogens, allergens, etc.) hazards in the industrial environment. Laboratory included.
    Prerequisite(s): EHS 3380  (C+)
  
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    EHS 3380 - Environmental Health and Safety Engineering and Technology

    (3)
    Environmental Health and Safety principles and practices in the industrial and community environment. Engineering and technical information are discussed.
    Prerequisite(s): EHS 3250   (C+), may be taken concurrently.
  
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    EHS 3420 - Advanced Quantitative Methods for Environmental Health and Safety

    (4)
    Provides in-depth application of equations, statistical procedures, and analytical tools for environmental health and safety assessments. Includes discussion of tools for occupational safety and health assessments. Includes discussion of appropriate methods for analyzing deterministic and probabilistic data sets generated from studies in epidemiology, exposure assessment, vapor and particulate transport, and sound-level measurements.
    Prerequisite(s): EHS 3250  with a minimum GPA of (C) or higher.
  
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    EHS 3510 - Noise Control and Measurement

    (2)
    Study of the impact of noise on the human body and techniques for measuring noise levels. Design of noise controls. Includes discussion of pertinent federal and state regulations concerning noise exposures in workplaces.
    Prerequisite(s): EHS 3350  (C) and EHS 3360  (C)
  
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    EHS 4230 - Radiation Safety

    (3)
    Safety aspects of occupational hazards associated with the use of ionizing radiation in industry. Methods for the identification, evaluation and control of potential worker overexposure conditions will be reviewed. Biological effects of acute and chronic worker exposure will also be reviewed.
    Prerequisite(s): EHS 3350  (C) and EHS 3360  (C)
  
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    EHS 4340 - Ventilation and Emerging Technologies

    (4)
    Provides in-depth study and practice of the design and evaluation of ventilation systems used in manufacturing, laboratories, and service/processing environments for removal of harmful airborne vapors and particulate matter.
    Prerequisite(s): EHS 3350 , EHS 3360  and EHS 3420 
  
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    EHS 4350 - Radiation Exposure Control

    (2)
    Overview of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation sources, their potential health effects, and their control. Course will also include discussion of electromagnetic fields and radio frequencies in regards to effects on human health.
    Prerequisite(s): EHS 3350  (C) and EHS 3360  (C) and EHS 3420  (C)
  
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    EHS 4410 - Accident/Incident Investigation and Analysis

    (3)
    A review of methodologies for accident and incident investigation and analysis. Topics include data collection, investigative methodologies, interviewing techniques, techniques of data analysis, reporting formats, systems safety, and developing recommendations to prevent recurrence.
    Prerequisite(s): EHS 3250  (C+) and EHS 3380  (C+) or instructor permission.
  
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    EHS 4420 - Construction Safety

    (3)
    Construction safety practices and principles with an overview of program development, legislative issues and special concerns of the construction industry with respect to worker safety.
    Prerequisite(s): EHS 3380  (C+)
  
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    EHS 4430 - Robotic and Automation System Safety Analysis

    (3)
    Information and issues related to worker safety in industrial environments where robots are used. The state-of-the-art of advanced automation will be surveyed, with emphasis on system safety and injury prevention features required to assure an adequate worker/robot interface.
    Prerequisite(s): EHS 3250  (C+) and EHS 3380  (C+) or instructor permission.
  
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    EHS 4440 - Environmental Standards

    (3)
    Examines air, water, hazardous waste, pesticide and chemical regulatory standards. Topics will be analyzed in terms of standard development, enforcement at state and federal levels, and the validity of the standard’s ability to protect health and the environment.
    Prerequisite(s): EHS 3330  (C+)
  
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    EHS 4450 - Introduction to Ergonomics

    (3)
    Ergonomics and related change management concepts; anthropometry, biomechanics, metabolic energy expenditure, capabilities and limitations of workers; design and analysis of the workplace, hand tools, controls and products; application of the NIOSH lifting guidelines and other standards.
    Prerequisite(s): EHS 3380  (C+) and BIO 1002  (C) or BIO 1200  (C) or WHP 4000  (C) and WHP 4030  (C) or BIO 2100  (C) and BIO 2600  (C)
  
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    EHS 4460 - Industrial and Environmental Toxicology

    (3)
    Introduction to the basic concepts and techniques of toxicology, with special attention given to the industrial environment. Evaluation of the toxic effects of substances and toxic responses to various substances. Principles of toxicology applied to biological systems: exposure, bio-transformations and mechanisms of toxicity, dose-response relationships and factors influencing toxicity. Identical with ENV 4460. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): EHS 3380  (C+) and CHM 2010  or CHM 2340 
  
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    EHS 4500 - Medical Geology (Geo-Medicine)

    (4)
    Introduces students to the emerging concepts of Medical Geology that examines links between geological materials and processes, (elemental abundance interactions and public health) and the incidence of spatial distributions of human diseases in a population.
    Prerequisite(s): EHS 3250  (C+) and EHS 4460  (C+), or can be taken per instructor’s permission
  
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    EHS 4900 - Special Topics in Environmental Health and Safety

    (2 TO 4)
    Instructor initiated research and investigation into current topics of special interest in the career field of Environmental Health and Safety.
    Prerequisite(s): program director’s permission
  
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    EHS 4950 - Environmental Health and Safety Capstone Course Internship

    (4)
    An experiential learning capstone in Env. Health and Safety in close collaboration with professional health and safety practitioners to expose the intern to health and safety problem identification, evaluation, and control and to health and safety program planning and evaluation. May only be taken by students with major standing and minimum (C+) in all EHS courses. Graded S/U. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): program director permission.
  
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    EHS 4995 - Directed Study and Research in Environmental Health and Safety

    (1 TO 4)
    Student initiated and problem-oriented independent research and study focusing on Environmental Health and Safety issues. May be repeated for additional credit. Graded S/U.
    Prerequisite(s): program director’s permission
  
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    EHS 4998 - Environmental Health and Safety Research

    (3)
    The course gives students the opportunity for firsthand, supervised research. “Research” in this course will be defined as mentored, but self-directed, activity that allows individual students or a group of students to investigate issues of interest and with proper communication of the results through written and oral presentations.
    Prerequisite(s): EHS 3380  (C+) or per adviser’s permission (individual project may require specific prerequisites that the research adviser should identify and recommend before the approval to enroll in this class).

Environmental Sciences

  
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    ENV 3080 - Introduction to Environmental Studies

    (4)
    Survey of a broad range of environmental issues from a scientific viewpoint. Basic ecological and thermodynamic principles with applications to air, water and land pollution; human demography and food supplies; alternative futures. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the natural science and technology knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing.
  
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    ENV 3090 - Principles of Geology

    (3)
    Basic concepts of geology including rocks and minerals; weathering processes and products; hydrogeology and surface hydrology; erosion, sedimentation, and transport; oil, gas, ore, and mineral formation, exploration, and exploitation; and environmental issues.
  
  
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    ENV 3120 - Energy and the Environment

    (4)
    Basic facts of energy: sources, forms, the roles it plays, and its ultimate fate. Includes study of laws limiting energy utilization, energy flow patterns, effects of energy use on the environment and analyses of current energy-related problems.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing; mathematics proficiency at the MTH 0661  level.
  
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    ENV 3220 - The Food Quest

    (4)
    Identical with AN 3133 .
  
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    ENV 3540 - Global Environmental Governance

    (4)
    Identical with PS 3730 . Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge application integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge applications integration: completion of the general education requirement in the social science knowledge explanation area. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in general education or the major, not both. Prerequisite for writing area: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
  
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    ENV 3550 - Public and Environmental Health

    (3)
    Emphasizing a public health perspective, this course surveys human health issues along with control strategies to reduce risk. Topics include: epidemiology, disease vectors, drinking water, occupational health, food protection, solid and hazardous wastes.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing
  
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    ENV 3640 - Hazardous Materials Emergency Response

    (3)
    Review of standard operating procedures when dealing with responses to hazardous materials incidents. Planning procedures, policies and application of procedures for incident levels, personal protective equipment, decontamination, safety, communications and governmental reporting are stressed.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing.
  
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    ENV 3680 - Fundamentals of Hazardous Materials Regulations

    (3)
    An introduction to the regulations governing the manufacture, use, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of hazardous materials. Related management issues of liability, compliance, ethics, assessment, remediation and clean-ups will be discussed.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing; ENV 3860  recommended.
  
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    ENV 3700 - Principles of Soil Science

    (4)
    Soil science, weathering processes, weathering products, soil mineralogy, nutrients and trace elements, soil use and management. Field and lab work accompany lecture.
  
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    ENV 3720 - Human Adaptation

    (4)
    Identical with AN 3720 .
  
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    ENV 3730 - Water Resources

    (3)
    Analysis of natural water systems, introductory hydrology, the chemistry of eutrophication, and wastewater systems. Emphasis is on applications, including water pollution abatement and management strategies.
    Prerequisite(s): CHM 1450  and CHM 1480  and sophomore standing.
 

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