Dec 07, 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.

 

Nursing

  
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    NRS 2311 - Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice

    (4)
    This course introduces students to the scientific basis of nursing and the application of the nursing process. This course is reserved for students admitted to the ASD track.
    Prerequisite(s): admission to the School of Nursing.
    Corequisite(s): NRS 2313 
  
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    NRS 2313 - Nursing Practice Concepts

    (2)
    This course involves theory and application in the laboratory setting of basic theoretical principles and therapeutic interventions used in professional nursing practice. This course is reserved for students admitted to the ASD track.
    Corequisite(s): NRS 2311  
  
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    NRS 2321 - Health Assessment Across the Life Span

    (3)
    This course focuses on the role of the professional nurse in performing a holistic health assessment/physical examination and use of effective therapeutic communication with individuals across the lifespan.
    Corequisite(s): NRS 2323 
  
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    NRS 2323 - Health Assessment Across the Life Span Lab

    (1)
    This course involves application in the laboratory setting of principles related to health assessment. This course is reserved for students admitted to the ASD track.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the School of Nursing.
    Corequisite(s): NRS 2321 
  
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    NRS 2325 - Basic Clinical Competencies

    (2)
    This course involves the clinical application of basic nursing theory and nursing interventions to the care of adults and older adults in the acute care setting. This course is reserved for students admitted to the ASD track. Students are required to successfully complete NRS 2313 , NRS 2321 , and NRS 2323  in the first seven weeks of the semester to progress to NRS 2325 in the second seven weeks of the semester.
    Corequisite(s): NRS 2411  
  
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    NRS 2411 - Comprehensive Adult Nursing I

    (3)
    This course integrates theory, research, and specific nursing interventions for nursing care of adults and older adults and their families. This course is reserved for students admitted to the ASD track. Students are required to successfully complete NRS 2313 , NRS 2321 , and NRS 2323  in the first seven weeks of the semester to progress to NRS 2325  in the second seven weeks of the semester.
    Corequisite(s): NRS 2325 
  
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    NRS 2415 - Comprehensive Adult Nursing I: Clinical

    (2)
    This course involves the clinical application of theory, research and specific nursing interventions with a focus on adults and older adults, and their families. This course is reserved for students admitted to the ASD track. Students are required to successfully complete NRS 2313 , or NRS 2321 , and NRS 2323  in the first seven weeks of the semester to progress to NRS 2325  and NRS 2415 in the second seven weeks of the semester.
    Corequisite(s): NRS 2411 
  
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    NRS 2900 - Topics in Nursing

    (1 TO 2)
    Presents special topics or areas of nursing that students may wish to develop. Clinical experiences in a health care facility may be required.
    Prerequisite(s): admission to the School of Nursing or permission of instructor.
  
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    NRS 2910 - Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery

    (1 TO 2)
    This seven-week online course will provide the nursing student with an overview of human trafficking: what it is, the magnitude of the problem locally, nationally and internationally, and the nurse’s role in the interprofessional fight against human trafficking.
  
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    NRS 3012 - Research for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

    (3)
    This course prepares the baccalaureate student for evidence-based nursing practice.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 2024 
  
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    NRS 3015 - Nursing Care of Adults I

    (5)
    This course focuses on the care of adult patients with medical and/or surgical health alterations. Emphasis is placed on care of patients with alterations in selected body systems.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 2250 , NRS 2020 , NRS 2024 
  
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    NRS 3016 - Nursing Care of Individuals with Behavioral and Mental Health Disorders

    (5)
    This course focuses on the care of patients across the lifespan experiencing cognitive, mental and behavioral disorders. Emphasis is placed on management of patients facing emotional and psychological stressors and promoting mental health.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 2250 , NRS 2020 , NRS 2024  
  
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    NRS 3022 - Informatics for Nursing Practice

    (2)
    This course focuses on information technology, quality care and outcomes, and professional nursing practice.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3015 
  
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    NRS 3025 - Nursing Care of Adults II

    (5)
    This course focuses on the care of adult patients with medical and/or surgical health alterations. Emphasis is placed on care of patients with alterations in selected body systems.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3015 , NRS 3016 
  
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    NRS 3026 - Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family

    (5)
    This course provides an integrative, family-centered approach to the care of childbearing families through integration of theory, rationale, and evidence-based nursing practice.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3015 , NRS 3016  
  
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    NRS 3041 - Pharmacology in Nursing

    (3)
    This course explores pharmacological interventions and their rationale for professional nursing practice.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 2011  
  
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    NRS 3051 - Global Health

    (2)
    This course provides a basic level perspective of global health issues and policies. Geographical regions and current world events are used to provide students with examples of complex issues such as infections, diseases, nutrition, and environmental health. Life span health issues are analyzed from a global perspective.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 2011  
  
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    NRS 3071 - Research Basis of Nursing Practice

    (3)
    This course focuses on the research process and evidence-based practice as they relate to professional nursing. 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): Basic-BSN, NRS 2181 ; ASD NRS 2311 , NRS 2411 , NRS 2415  BSN degree completion sequence NRS 3511  
  
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    NRS 3081 - Human Sexuality

    (4)
    This course will apply knowledge from the natural and social sciences to address issues, concerns, varying perspectives, and phenomena associated with human sexuality. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge application integration area and in U.S. diversity. Prerequisite for knowledge application: completion of the general education requirement in the natural science and technology or social science knowledge exploration areas, not both. Students completing other general education core courses may take this course with permission of the instructor.
  
  
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    NRS 3255 - Nursing Care of Adults: Clinical

    (2)
    This course involves the clinical application of theory, research, and specific nursing interventions with a focus on adults and older adults, and their families.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 3520 , NRS 2143 , NRS 2021 , NRS 2011 , NRS 2231 , NRS 2235  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 3251 
    Pre/Corequisite(s): NRS 3041 
  
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    NRS 3261 - Nursing Care of Children

    (3)
    This course integrates theory, research, and specific nursing interventions with a focus on children and adolescents.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3041 , NRS 3251 , NRS 3255 , NRS 3071 
    Corequisite(s): NRS 3265  
  
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    NRS 3265 - Nursing Care of Children: Clinical

    (2)
    This course involves the clinical application of theory, research, and specific nursing interventions with a focus on children and adolescents.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3041 , NRS 3251 , NRS 3255  and NRS 3071 
    Corequisite(s): NRS 3261  
  
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    NRS 3271 - Nursing Care of Childbearing Family

    (3)
    This course integrates theory, research, and specific nursing interventions with a focus on the childbearing family.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3041 , NRS 3251 , NRS 3255 , and NRS 3071 
    Corequisite(s): NRS 3275 
  
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    NRS 3275 - Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family: Clinical

    (2)
    This course involves the clinical application of theory, research, and specific nursing interventions with a focus on the childbearing family.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3041 , NRS 3251 , NRS 3255  and NRS 3071  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 3271 
  
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    NRS 3281 - Nursing Leadership and Health Care Issues

    (2)
    This course presents the principles of nursing leadership and management, health policy, and legal and ethical issues in professional nursing practice.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3041 , NRS 3251 , NRS 3255 , and NRS 3071  
  
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    NRS 3311 - Comprehensive Adult Nursing II

    (3)
    This course integrates theory, rationale, and specific nursing interventions for adults and older adults with chronic and complex health conditions. The focus will be on both physiological and psychobiological conditions. This course is reserved for students admitted to the ASD track.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 2311 , NRS 2411 , NRS 2415  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 3315  
  
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    NRS 3315 - Comprehensive Adult Nursing II Clinical

    (2)
    This course involves the clinical application of theory, research and specific nursing interventions with a focus on adults and older adults with chronic and complex health conditions. This course is reserved for students admitted to the ASD track.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 2311 , NRS 2411 , NRS 2415  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 3311  
  
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    NRS 3321 - Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family

    (3)
    This course integrates theory, research, and specific nursing interventions for nursing care of childbearing families. This course is reserved for students admitted to the ASD track.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 2311 , NRS 2411 , NRS 2415  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 3325 , NRS 3331  
  
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    NRS 3325 - Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family: Clinical

    (2)
    This course involves the clinical application of theory, research and specific nursing interventions with a focus on the childbearing family. This course is reserved for students admitted to the ASD track.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 2311 , NRS 2411 , NRS 2415  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 3321  
  
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    NRS 3331 - Nursing Care of Children

    (3)
    This course integrates theory, research, and specific nursing interventions for nursing care of children and adolescents, and their families. This course is reserved for students admitted to the ASD track.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 2311 , NRS 2411 , NRS 2415  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 3335 
  
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    NRS 3335 - Nursing Care of Children: Clinical

    (2)
    This course involves the clinical application of theory, research and specific nursing interventions with a focus on children and adolescents. This course is reserved for students admitted to the ASD track.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 2311 , NRS 2411 , NRS 2415  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 3331  
  
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    NRS 3511 - Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Education

    (4)
    This course focuses on the transition to baccalaureate nursing education for the registered nurse.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): NRS 2021  
  
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    NRS 3531 - Health Promotion in the Community

    (4)
    This course focuses on the development of nursing interventions for health promotion with diverse client populations across the lifespan. This course is reserved for students admitted to the BSN degree completion sequence.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 2021 , NRS 3511  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 3071  
  
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    NRS 3541 - Nursing Leadership and Health Care Issues

    (3)
    This course presents the principles of nursing leadership and management, health policy, and legal and ethical issues in professional nursing practice. This course is reserved for students admitted to the BSN completion sequence.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3531 , NRS 3071  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 4551  
  
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    NRS 3900 - Topics in Nursing

    (2)
    Presents special topics or areas of nursing students may wish to study. Course may be repeated for additional credit when offered as a different topic.
    Prerequisite(s): admission to the School of Nursing or permission of instructor.
  
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    NRS 4012 - Nursing Leadership

    (2)
    This course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to be a nursing leader who functions as a contributing member of the inter-professional healthcare team.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3012 , NRS 3022 , NRS 3025 , NRS 3026 
  
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    NRS 4015 - Nursing Care of Communities and Populations

    (5)
    This course provides an integrative approach to nursing care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. Concepts include spiritual and cultural influences of care. Social justice is explored.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3025 , NRS 3026 , NRS 3022 
  
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    NRS 4016 - Nursing Care of the Childrearing Family

    (5)
    This course provides an integrative, family-centered approach to the care of patients across the pediatric lifespan through integration of theory, rationale, and evidence-based nursing practice.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3012 , NRS 3025 , NRS 3026 
  
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    NRS 4026 - Nursing Capstone

    (5)
    This course facilitates the transition of the student to the role of professional nurse. Emphasis is placed on synthesis of knowledge.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 4015 , NRS 4016 
    Pre/Corequisite(s): NRS 4012  
  
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    NRS 4061 - Community Nursing

    (3)
    This course focuses on the professional nurse’s role in the community. This course is reserved for students admitted to the ASD and the Basic-BSN tracks. Prerequisites or corequisites: Basic-BSN: NRS 4111 , NRS 4115 , NRS 4145  
    Pre/Corequisite(s): ASD: NRS 4345 , NRS 4321 , NRS 4325 , NRS 4331  
  
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    NRS 4081 - Perioperative Nursing Didactic Content

    (1)
    This course explores the basic concepts of nursing within the Preoperative, Intraoperative and Postoperative surgical areas. Content areas will be pertinent for students who desire to work in the surgical setting after graduation. Emphasis will be on the circulating role of the registered nurse in the operating room.
  
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    NRS 4111 - Nursing Care of Adults with Co-morbidities

    (3)
    This course integrates theory, rationale, and specific nursing interventions for adults and older adults with chronic and complex health conditions. The focus will be on both physiological and psychobiological conditions.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3265 , NRS 3275 , NRS 3261 , NRS 3271 , NRS 3281  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 4115 , NRS 4145  
  
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    NRS 4115 - Nursing Care of Adults with Co-morbidities: Clinical

    (2)
    This course involves the clinical application of theory, research and specific nursing interventions with a focus on adults and older adults with chronic and complex health conditions.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3265 , NRS 3275 , NRS 3261 , NRS 3271  and NRS 3281  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 4111  
  
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    NRS 4121 - Nursing Synthesis

    (1)
    This course analyzes issues impacting health care delivery and professional nursing practice.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 4061 , NRS 4111 , NRS 4115 , NRS 4145  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 4125  
  
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    NRS 4125 - Nursing Synthesis: Clinical

    (5)
    This course is the capstone clinical experience for the Basic-BSN curriculum. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 4061 , NRS 4111 , NRS 4115 , NRS 4145  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 4121  
  
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    NRS 4145 - Nursing Care of Adults with Psychobiological Conditions: Clinical

    (2)
    This course involves the clinical application of theory, research and specific nursing interventions with a focus on adults and older adults with psychobiological conditions.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3265 , NRS 3275 , NRS 3261 , NRS 3271 , NRS 3281  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 4111  
  
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    NRS 4321 - Nursing Leadership and Health Care Issues

    (2)
    This course presents the principles of nursing leadership and management, health policy, and legal and ethical issues in professional nursing practice. This course is reserved for students admitted to the ASD track.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3311 , NRS 3315 , and NRS 3071  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 4345 , NRS 4061 , NRS 4325 , and NRS 4331  
  
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    NRS 4325 - Nursing Synthesis Clinical

    (5)
    This course is the capstone clinical experience for the nursing curriculum. This course is reserved for students admitted to the ASD track.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3311 , NRS 3315 , and NRS 3071  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 4345 , NRS 4061 , NRS 4321 , NRS 4331  
  
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    NRS 4331 - Nursing Synthesis

    (1)
    This course analyzes issues impacting health care delivery and professional nursing practice. This course is reserved for students admitted to the ASD track.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3311 , NRS 3315 , and NRS 3071  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 4345 , NRS 4061 , NRS 4321 , and NRS 4325  
  
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    NRS 4345 - Mental Health Nursing

    (4)
    This course focuses on developing competencies for practice in mental health nursing. One credit will be the application of mental health nursing concepts utilizing a variety of clinical practice sites and experiences. This course is reserved for students admitted to the ASD track.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3311 , NRS 3315 , NRS 3071  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 4061 , NRS 4321 , NRS 4325 , NRS 4331  
  
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    NRS 4551 - Nursing Care of Populations with Health Disparities

    (4)
    This course focuses on the provision of professional nursing care to patient populations across the lifespan with health disparities. This course is reserved for students admitted to the BSN degree completion sequence. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3531 , NRS 3071  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 3541  
  
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    NRS 4561 - Community Nursing

    (4)
    This course focuses on the professional nurse’s role in the community. This course is reserved for students admitted to the BSN degree completion sequence.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3541 , NRS 4551  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 4571  
  
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    NRS 4571 - Nursing Synthesis

    (4)
    This course analyzes issues impacting health care delivery and professional nursing practice. This course is reserved for students admitted to the BSN degree completion sequence.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3541 , NRS 4551  
    Corequisite(s): NRS 4561  
  
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    NRS 4585 - Nursing Capstone Experience

    (4)
    This course must be taken in the final semester of degree coursework. This course is reserved for students admitted to the BSN degree completion sequence. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 2021 , NRS 3511 , NRS 3531 , NRS 3541 , NRS 4561 , NRS 4551 , NRS 3071 , NRS 4571  
  
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    NRS 4685 - Critical Care/Emergency Department

    (4)
    The purpose of this 4 credit hour course is to prepare RN-BSN Degree Completion nurses to work in critical care and emergency areas.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 3071  
  
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    NRS 4687 - Critical Care/Emergency Department

    (1)
    The purpose of this 1 credit hour course is to prepare student nurses to work in a critical care and emergency department in hospitals.
    Prerequisite(s): NRS 4061  and NRS 3071  or NRS 4061  and NRS 3071  and NRS 4345  and NRS 4325  
  
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    NRS 4900 - Topics in Nursing

    (1 TO 12)
    Provides comprehensive theoretical nursing content related to a specialty area, e.g., critical care, maternity, etc. Clinical experience in a healthcare facility may be required.
    Prerequisite(s): admission to the School of Nursing.
  
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    NRS 4996 - Independent Study

    (1 TO 12)
    This course engages students in individual research, directed readings, or group study under the supervision of a faculty member.
    Prerequisite(s): admission to the School of Nursing.

Operations Research

  
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    MOR 2442 - Elementary Models in Operations Research

    (4)
    Basic techniques in deterministic modeling, Linear, combinatorial, and nonlinear models of real life applications are constructed, solved with optimization software and critically analyzed. Substantial writing component.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 1555  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    MOR 3330 - Engineering Operations Research

    (3)
    Introduction to operations research models used in decision making and system performance evaluation. Topics include linear programming including simplex method and duality theory, integer linear programming, the assignment and transportation problems, network flows, and dynamic programming. Cross-listed with ISE 3330 .
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 1555  with a grade of (C) or higher and a 2000 level APM/MTH class.
  
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    MOR 3331 - Mathematical Models in Operations Research

    (1)
    Operations research models of real life applications are constructed, solved with optimization software and critically analyzed. Substantial writing component. To be taken with MOR 3330 .
    Corequisite(s): MOR 3330 
  
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    MOR 4554 - Linear and Integer Optimization

    (4)
    Topics include linear and integer programming models, simplex method, complementary slackness, duality, sensitivity analysis, interior point methods systems of alternatives and branch-price-cut.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 2554  with a grade of (C) or higher and MTH 3002  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    MOR 4555 - Nonlinear Optimizations

    (4)
    Topics include nonlinear programming, convex programming, unconstrained optimization, first and second order conditions, constrained optimization, KKT conditions, quadratic programming and separable convex programming.
    Prerequisite(s): MOR 4554  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
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    MOR 4556 - Stochastic Models in Operations Research

    (4)
    Stochastic processes including Markov chains with applications to the development and analysis of queuing models. Further topics drawn from such areas as reliability, decision analysis, stochastic inventory control and simulation.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 2554  with a grade of (C) or higher and MTH 2775  with a grade of (C) or higher and STA 2226  with a grade of (C) or higher.

Organizational Behavior

  
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    ORG 3300 - Introduction to Organizational Behavior

    (3)
    Examination of the theoretical and empirical issues that affect the management of individual, group and organizational processes, including structure, motivation and leadership.
    Prerequisite(s): [ECN 2010  and ECN 2000  or ECN 2020 ] or ECN 2100  with a minimum grade of (C), sophomore standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
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    ORG 3310 - Introduction to the Management of Human Resources

    (3)
    Examination of applied issues relevant to the management of human resources including recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, introduction to applied research, international human resources management and organizational development. Projects applying course concepts are required.
    Prerequisite(s): ORG 3300  with a minimum grade of (C), junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
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    ORG 3990 - ACHIEVE III - Human Resource Management (HRME)

    (0)
    Completion of the HR Experience Requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing and SBC 1990  and SBC 2990  
  
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    ORG 4300 - Organizational Research Methods

    (4)
    Use of various behavioral research strategies as input for managerial problem solving. Review of data collection and feedback procedures, including formal research designs and action research. Computer-based exercises will be required.
    Prerequisite(s): ORG 3310  and QMM 2410  or QMM 2500  with a minimum grade of (C) in each course and junior standing.
  
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    ORG 4310 - Leadership and Group Performance

    (4)
    Comprehensive examination of selected theories of leadership. Emphasis on relevant empirical evidence and application of the theories to case studies that involve leadership behavior and group functioning.
    Prerequisite(s): ORG 3300 , junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
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    ORG 4320 - Motivation and Work Behavior

    (4)
    Analysis of individual and organizational factors affecting employee motivation, performance and satisfaction in the work environment. Topics include the role of leadership, job design, environmental variation, compensation policies, goal-setting techniques and group influences, as each affects employee attitudes and behavior.
    Prerequisite(s): ORG 3300 , junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
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    ORG 4330 - Labor/Management Relations

    (4)
    Analysis of management/employee relations in the private and public sector. Topics include factors influencing the supply and demand for labor, evolution and governance of unions, collective bargaining and public policy.
    Prerequisite(s): ORG 3310 , junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
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    ORG 4340 - Advanced Human Resources Management

    (4)
    Discussion of advanced topics in human resources. Topics include compensation, employee involvement, information systems, development, assessment and selection. A project is required.
    Prerequisite(s): ORG 3310  and QMM 2410  or QMM 2500 , with a minimum grade of (C) in each course and junior standing.
  
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    ORG 4600 - Compensation and Benefits

    (4)
    This course introduces issues in compensation and benefit administration. It examines practice context, the criteria used for compensation and benefits, design and implementation issues. Exercises and case studies will demonstrate these concepts.
    Prerequisite(s): ORG 3310  and QMM 2410  or QMM 2500  with a minimum grade of (C) in each course and junior standing.
  
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    ORG 4700 - International Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management

    (4)
    Examines both international organizational behavior and human resource management in order to prepare for work in a global environment. Cross-cultural training, managing global managers, compensation, labor relations and repatriation are among the topics covered. Offered every other year.
    Prerequisite(s): ORG 3310 , junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class.
  
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    ORG 4900 - Topics in Organizational Management

    (4)
    Intensive study of organizational behavior and/or human resource management topics. Topics vary from term to term. Sample topics: career development, industrial health and safety, etc. May be repeated for a total of eight credits.
    Prerequisite(s): ORG 3310 , junior standing and students without major standing in the SBA must have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better to take this class. Additional prerequisites may be required depending on the type of course being offered.
  
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    ORG 4996 - Independent Study

    (1 TO 4)
    Qualified and highly motivated students may engage in individual research, directed readings or group study under the supervision of a faculty member. Offered every term. May be repeated for a total of eight credits.
    Prerequisite(s): major standing, junior standing, an overall GPA of (B) or better and an approved contract prior to registration.

Philosophy

  
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    PHL 1000 - Introduction to Logic

    (4)
    The relationship between conclusions and statements given in support of them. In addition to elementary deductive and inductive logic, topics may include analysis of ordinary arguments, argument by analogy and informal fallacies. Offered every semester. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
  
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    PHL 1070 - Introduction to Symbolic Logic

    (4)
    Formal or symbolic logic is a study of what makes deductive arguments valid, employing symbols to represent sentences, words, phrases, etc. in order to reveal the formal structure of the arguments. Offered every year. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
  
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    PHL 1100 - Introduction to Philosophy

    (4)
    Study of the main types and problems of Western philosophy. Readings are chosen to illustrate the development of Western thought from the ancient Greeks to the present. Offered every semester. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the western civilization knowledge exploration area.
  
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    PHL 1300 - Introduction to Ethics

    (4)
    Major ethical analyses of right and wrong, good and evil, from the ancient Greeks to the present. Appeals to custom, theology, happiness, reason and human nature will be examined as offering viable criteria for judgments on contemporary issues of moral concern. Offered every semester. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the western civilization knowledge exploration area.
  
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    PHL 1310 - Introduction to Ethics in Science and Engineering

    (4)
    Survey of canonical works in the history of Western ethical theory providing students a critical understanding of a plurality of viable ideas, principles, and criteria by which to evaluate and judge contemporary issues of ethical concern in the practice of science and engineering. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the western civilization knowledge exploration area.
  
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    PHL 2100 - Fact, Value, and Knowledge

    (4)
    Intermediate examination of central issues and problems of metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics: mind, knowledge, will, action, and conflict. Focus on the methodology of philosophy, including key skills in writing and reasoning. 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. 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 formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Prerequisite(s): PHL 1000 , PHL 1100 , PHL 1300  or PHL 1070 
  
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    PHL 2200 - Ancient Greek Philosophy

    (4)
    Development of philosophical thought in Greece, from its beginning around 600 B.C.E. to the Hellenistic period. Emphasis on Plato and Aristotle. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge applications integration: completion of the university general education requirement in the Western civilization knowledge exploration area. Satisfies the university general education requirement for writing intensive course in general education or the major, not both. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): PHL 1000 , PHL 1100 , PHL 1300 , PHL 1070 , or PHL 2100  or permission of instructor.
  
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    PHL 2210 - Medieval Philosophy

    (4)
    Survey of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic medieval philosophy. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge applications integration: completion of the university general education requirement in the Western civilization 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.
    Prerequisite(s): PHL 1000 , PHL 1100 , PHL 1300 , PHL 1070  or PHL 2100  or permission of instructor.
  
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    PHL 2220 - Early Modern Philosophy

    (4)
    Development of philosophical thought in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. Emphasis on Descartes, Locke, Hume and Kant. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge applications integration: completion of the university general education requirement in the Western civilization 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.
    Prerequisite(s): PHL 1000 , PHL 1100 , PHL 1300 , PHL 1070  or PHL 2100  or permission of instructor.
  
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    PHL 3000 - Advanced Symbolic Logic

    (4)
    Standard first-order symbolic logic, emphasizing quantification theory and including identity theory and logical semantics. The logical system is approached both as a formal system and as a theoretical analysis of human reasoning. Offered every other year.
    Prerequisite(s): PHL 1000  or PHL 1070  or CSI 1300  or MTH 0662  or equivalent.
  
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    PHL 3100 - Philosophy of Gender

    (4)
    Philosophical issues relating to gender are explored. Different approaches toward dealing with sexism will be examined, as part of an ongoing analysis of what constitutes human nature, freedom, equality and the relationship between the individual and the state. Identical with WGS 3850 .
    Prerequisite(s): one course in philosophy or one course in women and gender studies.
  
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    PHL 3110 - Freedom, Agency, and Responsibility

    (4)
    Seminar on the philosophical issues of freedom of choice and action. Are we ever truly free? Are free choices and actions inconsistent with determinism in nature? Does morality require freedom? Discussion of these issues based on historical and contemporary sources (e.g., Kant, Nietzsche, Frankfurt, and Dennett).
    Prerequisite(s): One course in philosophy.
  
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    PHL 3120 - Philosophy of Law

    (4)
    The nature of law and legal obligation, with emphasis on the relation of law, coercion and morality. Attention is also given to such issues as the nature of legal reasoning, the justifiability of civil disobedience and the justification of punishment. Offered every other year.
    Prerequisite(s): PHL 1100 , PHL 1300  or PHL 2100 
  
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    PHL 3130 - Aesthetics

    (4)
    The nature of aesthetic experience and aesthetic judgment in the appreciation of nature and art. Major theories of the creation and structure of works of art, and the logic and semantics of aesthetic judgment. Offered every other year.
    Prerequisite(s): either one course in philosophy; or one general education writing intensive course in art, music, or literature; or permission of instructor.
  
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    PHL 3140 - Philosophy of Sexuality

    (4)
    Philosophical issues related to sex, including ethical issues and clarification of contested concepts such as homosexuality, consenting adults, and pornography.
    Prerequisite(s): PHL 1100 , PHL 1300  or PHL 2100  or WGS 1000 
  
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    PHL 3150 - Philosophy of Religion

    (4)
    Examination of arguments for and against the existence of God, the nature of religious language, and relations between religion and philosophy. Offered every other year. Identical with REL 3120 .
    Prerequisite(s): One course in philosophy or religious studies or permission of instructor.
  
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    PHL 3155 - Philosophies and Religions of Asia

    (4)
    The major religions of India, China and Japan with emphasis on their philosophical significance. The course will cover Hinduism, Jainism, Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism, both the ancient traditions and some modern developments.
    Prerequisite(s): one philosophy course or junior standing.
  
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    PHL 3200 - European Philosophy since Kant

    (4)
    Among the major philosophers included are Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche and Sartre. Several types of Marxism and existentialism will be distinguished and their influence in this country will be discussed. Offered every two years.
    Prerequisite(s): PHL 1100 , PHL 1300 , PHL 2100 , PHL 2200 , PHL 2210  or PHL 2220 
  
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    PHL 3210 - Twentieth Century British and American Philosophy

    (4)
    The issues that have dominated Anglo-American philosophy in the 20th century. The course will trace the history that has led Americans and Britons to look at philosophy in a new way, appropriate to our scientific world-view.
    Prerequisite(s): one course in logic PHL 1070  recommended or PHL 2220  
  
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    PHL 3300 - Ethical Theory

    (4)
    Nature and relationship between means and ends in moral theory are considered. When, if ever, do the ends justify the means? Considers potential conflict between social good and the rights of individuals in this light. Examines attempts to reconcile these important aspects of moral theory.
    Prerequisite(s): PHL 1300  strongly recommended.
  
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    PHL 3310 - Ethics, Language and Reality

    (4)
    Considers competing theories about the nature, meaning and reality of moral terms. What do moral terms mean? Do they refer to properties? Alternatively, do moral terms refer to emotional states of a person who uses such terms? What is the role of identity or human nature in moral language? 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. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge applications: completion of the general education requirement in the western civilization knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): PHL 1100  (D), PHL 1300  (D), or PHL 1310  (D), or permission of instructor.
  
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    PHL 3400 - Metaphysics

    (4)
    Study of selected influential attempts to characterize the basic features of the world. Emphasis on reformulations of metaphysical problems in the light of modern advances in scientific knowledge. Offered every other year. 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. 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 formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Prerequisite(s): PHL 1070  or PHL 3000 ; and PHL 2100 , PHL 2200 , PHL 2210  or PHL 2220 ; or permission of instructor.
  
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    PHL 3410 - Theories of Knowledge

    (4)
    Critical examination of knowledge claims and of the types of justification given in their support. Typical topics: skepticism, empiricism, rationalism, believing and knowing, intuition and limits of knowledge. Offered every other year.
    Prerequisite(s): one philosophy course; PHL 2220  recommended.
 

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