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  • ENGL 431: Narrative Journalism

    A practical course in researching and writing in-depth feature articles for newspapers and magazines, including a survey of trends in feature writing. Students will also have the opportunity to produce stories using video and/or audio media. Students submit their work for publication. Cross listed as COMM 431. Prerequisite: COMM 205 or consent of instructor. Offered spring term even years. Three semester hours.

  • ENGL 435: Victorian Voices

    A study of the unprecedented changes, fascinating contradictions, and multiple crises of identity in the long nineteenth century. This exciting period of history is approached by reading the masterpieces of some of the most beloved novelists, or “voices” of the age, including Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontё, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy. Offered spring term even years. Three semester hours.

  • ENGL 440: Genre Studies

    A study of the development of popular genres in literature and film with attention to historical context and current critical issues. Genres examined may include Westerns, mystery, science fiction, and/or fantasy. Offered fall term even years. Three semester hours.

  • ENGL 450: Advanced Literary Theory

    A study of the major figures and works in the field of literary theory. This course will continue to build upon principles introduced in ENGL 360. Prerequisite: ENGL 360 or permission of instructor. Cross listed as PHIL 450. Offered spring term odd years Three semester hours.

  • ENGL 460: Chaucer

    A study of the major works of Geoffrey Chaucer, grounded in an understanding of his cultural context. Readings will primarily come from The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde, supplemented with selections from Chaucer’s continental sources and English contemporaries and successors. Offered fall term even years. Three semester hours.

  • ENGL 462: Literature of the English Renaissance

    A study of the major English writers from 1500 – 1660, including More, Sidney, Spenser, Donne, Herbert, and Milton. The course focuses primarily on poetry, as well as prose essays and drama; it carefully considers how these writers respond to the major theological and political debates of the period. Offered spring term even years. Three semester hours.

  • ENGL 489: Directed Readings

    A supervised program of readings which provides for study of material not included in the regular course offerings. One to three semester hours.

  • ENGL 490: Directed Studies

    An individualized program of reading, writing, editing, and conferences in which the student will develop a significant writing project. Student may choose to focus on a creative project or a research-based textual analysis and will develop a project in consultation with an English professor. Required to complete the major. Three semester hours.

  • ENGL 495: Seminar

    A seminar designed to promote in-depth discussion, independent research, and writing in areas not included in the regular course offerings. Topics considered vary from semester to semester. One to three semester hours.

  • ENGL 499A: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students craft a research proposal, prepare a literature review, and outline the methods by which they plan to conduct research. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • ENGL 499B: Mentored Reserach

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students complete their research in a manner consistent with practices in their discipline and submit a written draft of their findings to their mentor. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • ENGL 499C: Mentored Research

    A faculty-mentored research course in which students revise their research and present their findings publicly. Offered every semester as needed. One semester hour.

  • EXCS 101: Fitness for Life

    A study of the fundamentals, principles, and techniques for development of a lifestyle of wellness and fitness, following a holistic approach. The development and implementation of a personalized fitness program are included. Offered every term. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 104: Swimming

    A course designed for students with differing levels of swimming skills. American Red Cross certification is available through Level VII. A student majoring in exercise science may take a proficiency exam to receive credit for this course. Offered fall term each year. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 105: Lifeguarding

    A course designed for students who are strong swimmers and proficient in basic swimming strokes. American Red Cross certification is available. Special fee. Offered even fall semesters and even spring semesters each year. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 108: Folk Dance and Rhythmical Activities

    A study of rhythmical exercises, elementary steps, and folk dances of various countries. Clogging, contras, square, and round dances are included. Offered every term. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 110: Hiking

    An activity course designed to introduce students to the nature and benefits of hiking in the southern Appalachian Mountains. In addition to hiking itself, attention is given to safety and equipment. Offered occasionally. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 112: Resistance Training

    An introductory course involving participation in various resistance training exercise techniques. Free weights, variable resistance machines, calisthenics, plyometrics, and other techniques and equipment may be included. Offered occasionally. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 114: Water Exercise

    An introductory course involving participation in various water-based exercise. Muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility will be addressed. Both shallow and deep water exercise may be included. Offered occasionally. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 116: Flexibility and Strength

    An introductory course involving participation in stretching and strengthening exercises based on the physical aspects of the discipline of yoga. Students will learn the connection between exercise and controlling stress, body awareness, immune function, posture, and slowing the effects of aging. Offered occasionally. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 118: Walking/Running

    An introductory course designed to develop knowledge, safety measures, and skills in walking, jogging, and running for the purpose of improving or maintaining cardiovascular fitness. Offered occasionally. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 120 (A, B, and C): Ballroom/Latin Dancing

    An introductory course in Ballroom and Latin dancing. Focus will be on aspects of partnership, movement as a couple, technique of various dances and awareness of music type needed for the different dances. This will be an holistic approach to movement, relationship, musical appreciation, and overall psychological well-being. Basic steps in Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Swing, and Salsa will be covered. Students will have a solid foundation for any future endeavors in partnership dance. Offered fall and spring terms. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 153: Golf & Pickleball

    An introduction to basic strokes and skills necessary for active participation in golf and pickle ball, including game competition and the application of official rules. Offered occasionally. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 155: Beginning Badminton and Tennis

    An introduction to basic strokes, skills, and game competition for beginning students in each of these lifetime sports. Offered fall term each year. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 156: Intermediate Badminton and Tennis

    A course focusing on the skills and techniques of play for those beyond the level of beginners. Offered spring term each year. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 158A: Snow Skiing I

    Instruction at a nearby ski resort. The class and instruction is divided according to level of skill--beginner, intermediate, or advanced. The course may be repeated up to two times as the student and instructions become more advanced. Special fee. Transportation not provided. Offered spring term each year. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 158C: Snow Skiing III

    Instruction at a nearby ski resort. The class and instruction is divided according to level of skill--beginner, intermediate, or advanced. The course may be repeated up to two times as the student and instructions become more advanced. Special fee. Transportation not provided. Offered spring term each year. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 159A: Horseback Riding I

    Instruction at a nearby stables on gaited horses and English tack for beginner, intermediate, or advanced riders. The course may be repeated up to two times as the student and instructions become more advanced. Special fee. Transportation not provided. Offered every term. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 159B: Horseback Riding II

    Instruction at a nearby stables on gaited horses and English tack for beginner, intermediate, or advanced riders. The course may be repeated up to two times as the student and instructions become more advanced. Special fee. Transportation not provided. Offered every term. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 159C: Horseback Riding III

    Instruction at a nearby stables on gaited horses and English tack for beginner, intermediate, or advanced riders. The course may be repeated up to two times as the student and instructions become more advanced. Special fee. Transportation not provided. Offered every term. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 162: Aerobic Fitness

    Active participation involving but not limited to work with stability ball training, water and land aerobics, kettle ball workouts, spinning, power stick activities, and workout bands. Offered every term. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 170: Alexander Technique

    An introduction to The Alexander Technique, a method of educating the body toward efficient use of the whole self through verbal, visual, and hands-on skills. May be repeated. Cross-listed as MUSC 170 and THEA 170. Offered every term. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 181: CPR for the Professional Rescuer

    A study of infant, child, and two-person adult CPR. This course does not fulfill the Exercise Science activity general education requirement. Special fee. Offered fall term even years and spring term even years. One semester hour.

  • EXSC 201: Foundations and Legal Issues in Physical Education

    An introduction to the field of physical education, including history, current trends, and legal considerations involving the practice of physical education. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • EXSC 207: Principles of Strength Training

    A study of strength training principles focusing on practical application. Students will learn to design individual programs in the context of athletics, general fitness, and recreation. Training adaptations and other physiological concepts will be discussed. Offered fall term every year. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 209: Principles of Speed Training

    An introductory course providing students with a basic understanding of speed training, including biomechanics, skill acquisition, technique, and training methods. Practical applications for developing speed in the contexts of individual and team sports will be included. Offered fall term. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 260: Sport Psychology

    An overview of the psychological factors affecting behavior in exercise and sport settings. The course examines the major topics in sport psychology, including personality, motivation, arousal, imagery, goal setting, and burnout. The goal is that students would be able to apply this knowledge to instructional, training, and rehabilitation settings. Cross-listed as PSYC 260. Offered spring term. Three semester hours.

  • EXSC 270: The Science of Athletic Performance

    A course designed for non-EXSC majors who are considering coaching, providing an overview of nutritional, physiological, and biomechanical considerations. Topics are presented in the context of their impact on training, conditioning, and athletic performance. Offered spring term even years. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 271: Foundations of Wellness

    A study of mental, physical, and spiritual dimensions of wellness with an emphasis on exercise and nutrition. Includes nutritional analysis and exercise prescription. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours

  • EXSC 302A: Coaching and Officiating Track and Field

    A study of coaching techniques, conditioning, skills, and strategies to prepare the student for coaching and officiating track and field. Knowledge of the rules and regulations is included. Offered occasionally. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 302B: Coaching and Officiating Basketball

    A study of coaching techniques, conditioning, skills, and strategies to prepare the student for coaching and officiating basketball. Knowledge of the rules and regulations is included. Offered occasionally. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 302C: Coaching and Officiating Swimming

    A study of coaching techniques, conditioning, skills, and strategies to prepare the student for coaching and officiating swimming. Knowledge of the rules and regulations is included. Offered occasionally. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 302D: Coaching and Officiating Softball and Baseball

    A study of coaching techniques, conditioning, skills, and strategies to prepare the student for coaching and officiating softball and baseball. Knowledge of the rules and regulations is included. Offered occasionally. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 302E: Coaching and Officiating Volleyball

    A study of coaching techniques, conditioning, skills, and strategies to prepare the student for coaching and officiating volleyball. Knowledge of the rules and regulations is included. Offered occasionally. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 302F: Coaching and Officiating Soccer

    A study of coaching techniques, conditioning, skills, and strategies to prepare the student for coaching and officiating soccer. Knowledge of the rules and regulations is included. Offered occasionally. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 302G: Coaching and Officiating Golf

    A study of coaching techniques, conditioning, skills, and strategies to prepare the student for coaching and officiating golf. Knowledge of the rules and regulations is included. Offered occasionally. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 302H: Coaching and Officiating Tennis

    A study of coaching techniques, conditioning, skills, and strategies to prepare the student for coaching and officiating tennis. Knowledge of the rules and regulations is included. Offered occasionally. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 307: Recreational Leadership and Outdoor Education

    A study of the administration and leadership of recreational activities and outdoor educational pursuits. The course includes experience in such activities as camping, hiking, mountain climbing, and orienteering with limited practical application. Special fee. Offered fall term each year. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 308: Measurement & Evaluation

    A focus on the development of the knowledge, skills, and procedures necessary for testing and evaluating different populations in school, laboratory, or field settings. It is recommended that a student complete Mathematics 213 prior to enrollment in this course. Offered every term. Three semester hours.

  • EXSC 309: Sports Injuries

    A course designed to familiarize the student with recognition and management of injuries related to sports participation. Also covered are aspects of sports medicine, conditioning, strength training, nutrition, and protective equipment. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.