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  • EXSC 322: Coaching for Character

    An investigation of the various dimensions of character development in athletics. Students explore philosophical foundations of character-driven coaching as well as observe, experience, and lead athletic activities designed with a character-development component. Offered occasionally. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 325: Sports Communication

    An introductory course providing students with a basic understanding of sports communication and its role in the sports industry. Careers in sports communication will be discussed as well as issues related to history, theories, mass media, public relations, advertising, and legal issues. Offered fall term. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 333: Human Nutrition

    A more advanced study of basic nutrition concepts, building on content covered in EXSC 101 Fitness for Life and EXSC 271 Foundations of Wellness. Nutrients and their requirements, sources, digestions, and roles in body function are covered with concentration on their relation to exercise and athletics. Offered fall term. Three semester hours.

  • EXSC 341: Exercise Physiology

    A study of the physiological and biochemical responses of the human body to exercise. The basic concepts of physiology are applied to sports performance, personal wellness, and aging. Offered fall term each year. Four semester hours.

  • EXSC 350: Elementary Physical Education Methods

    A practical study of methods, materials, techniques, and skills in teaching physical education to elementary students (grades K-5). Age-appropriate motor development; motor learning, assessment; teaching of movement concepts and basic motor skills, sport and team activities, classroom management, group activities, wellness; and lesson plan preparation and presentation are several components of this course. Field experience and portfolio preparation included. Enrollment limited to students admitted to the professional level of the teacher education program or permission of the instructor. A TBI background check indicating no areas of concern must be completed to successfully complete this course. Offered fall term odd years. Four semester hours.

  • EXSC 352: Kinesiology and Biomechanics

    An introduction to the study of the internal and external forces which act on the human body and the effects these forces produce, with special concentration on the musculo-skeletal system, its development, and its involvement during movement. This course fulfills one four-hour laboratory science requirement in the GER. Offered spring term each year. Four semester hours.

  • EXSC 370: Secondary Physical Education and Wellness Methods

    A practical study of methods, materials, techniques, and skills in teaching physical education and wellness to secondary students (grades 7-12). Age appropriate development; assessment; teaching of lifetime fitness/wellness and lifetime leisure sports and activities; classroom management; and lesson and unit plan preparation and presentation are several components of this course. Field experience and portfolio preparation are included. Enrollment limited to students admitted to the professional level of the teacher education program or permission of the instructor. A TBI background check indicating no areas of concern must be completed to successfully complete this course. Offered fall term even years. Four semester hours.

  • EXSC 382: Sports Marketing

    A course designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the strategies and techniques used when promoting and marketing sports. Students will develop promotional strategies associated with real life sport organizations in an effort to understand the unique marketing needs of the sports product. Prerequisite BADM 210. Cross-listed as BADM 382. Offered spring term each year. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 383: Sports Finance

    A course designed to provide the student with an understanding of various aspects of sports finance including financial budget, analysis, management, and planning. Internal development through fund raising in both the sports and recreation industries will also be covered. Application of course material will be emphasized through project based assignments. Prerequisite BADM 210. Cross-listed as BADM 383. Offered fall term each year. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 384: Sports Facilities

    A course designed to provide the student with an understanding of the various techniques/theories of sports facility management and design. This course will include traditional classroom presentations, various assigned readings, and facility tours. Prerequisite BADM 210. Cross-listed as BADM 384. Offered spring term. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 386: Sports Law and Ethics

    An overview of legal and ethical issues encountered in both amateur and professional sports in the areas of contracts, torts, antitrust, labor, and agency law. Students explore both the legal and ethical dimensions of contemporary issues in sports while considering relevant case law, statutory law, and scripture. Cross listed as BADM 386. Offered fall term odd years. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 401: Research Methods

    An investigation of research techniques and methods used in various types of research and an introduction to science-based databases, culminating in the presentation of a research proposal. Prerequisite: EXSC 308 or permission of instructor. Offered spring term. Three semester hours.

  • EXSC 404: Organization and Management of Physical Education and Sports

    A study of school problems, including curriculum development; program organization and supervision; and school, amateur, and professional sports. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • EXSC 405: Motor Behavior

    A study of motor control, motor growth and development, and motor learning. Classical and current theories and laws will be presented. Practical application of these principles will be included especially as related to movement and skill development. Offered fall term each year. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 406: Adapted Physical Education

    A study of normal and abnormal growth and development of persons with disabilities. Teaching techniques, programs, and services for each disability are presented. Practical experience is expected as part of the course. Offered fall term each year. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 433: Sports Nutrition

    A continuation of study in nutrition, building on the basic nutritional concepts covered in EXSC 333 focusing on special needs and concerns relevant to the training, competing, active individual. EXSC 333 is recommended, but not a prerequisite. Offered spring term each year. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 436: Exercise in Health & Disease

    A study of the relationship of exercise to the components of wellness and healthy lifestyles, including an in-depth look at the interrelationship of exercise with coronary heart disease, obesity, and nutrition. Exercise prescription for the healthy and diseased is explored. Prerequisite: EXSC 341 or permission of instructor. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • EXSC 440: Health & Physical Education Methods

    Reading, discussion, and application of fitness and health concerns of children, Kindergarten through Grade Eight. The course includes instruction and practice related to physical activity and rhythmical activities. Concentration is on integration of health and physical education topics and activities into the school curriculum, grades K-8. Enrollment is limited to students admitted to the professional level of the teacher education program. Not for Human Performance and Exercise Science majors. Offered spring term each year. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 440B: Health & Physical Education Methods

    Reading, discussion, and application of fitness and health concerns of children. Kindergarten through Grade Eight. The course includes instruction and practice related to physical activity and rhythmical activities. Concentration is on integration of health and physical education topics and activities into the school curriculum, grades K-8. Not for Human Performance and Exercise Science majors. Offered fourth term. Two semester hours.

  • EXSC 489: Directed Readings

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

  • EXSC 490: Directed Studies

    A program of readings and conferences which provides for individualized study. Faculty tutorial required. One to three semester hours.

  • EXSC 491: Field Work

    A practicum experience that involves the student in a position of supervising/teaching/leading individuals in a school, community, wellness center, or hospital setting. Offered every term. One to six semester hours.

  • EXSC 495: Seminar

    A seminar designed to promote in-depth discussion, independent research, and writing in areas not included in the regular course offerings. Not offered every year. One to three semester hours.

  • EXSC 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.

  • EXSC 499B: Mentored Research

    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.

  • EXSC 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.

  • EXSC158B: Snow Skiing II

    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.

  • FREN 111: Elementary French

    A proficiency-oriented introductory course emphasizing oral communicative skills, including the essentials of grammar, practical vocabulary, and basic reading and writing skills within a cultural context. Three class periods and one laboratory period per week. FREN 111 is offered fall term each year; FREN 112 is offered spring term each year. Three semester hours each.

  • FREN 112: Elementary French

    A proficiency-oriented introductory course emphasizing oral communicative skills, including the essentials of grammar, practical vocabulary, and basic reading and writing skills within a cultural context. Three class periods and one laboratory period per week. FREN 111 is offered fall term each year; FREN 112 is offered spring term each year. Three semester hours each.

  • FREN 211: Intermediate French

    A proficiency-oriented intermediate course consisting of a review of elementary skills and an integrated development of more complex listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Cultural and literary readings serve as a basis for class discussion and written compositions. Three class periods and one laboratory period per week. Pre-requisite: FREN 112 or equivalent. FREN 211 is offered fall term each year; FREN 212 is offered spring term each year. Three semester hours each.

  • FREN 212: Intermediate French

    A proficiency-oriented intermediate course consisting of a review of elementary skills and an integrated development of more complex listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Cultural and literary readings serve as a basis for class discussion and written compositions. Three class periods and one laboratory period per week. Pre-requisite: FREN 112 or equivalent. FREN 211 is offered fall term each year; FREN 212 is offered spring term each year. Three semester hours each.

  • FREN 301: Advanced Conversation and Composition

    Intensive practice in the oral and written language with concentration on vocabulary, syntax, and culture necessary for communication. Classes are conducted in French. Prerequisite: French 211-212 or equivalent. French 301 offered fall term and French 302 offered spring term every three years (based on student demand). Three semester hours each semester.

  • FREN 302: Advanced Conversation and Composition

    Intensive practice in the oral and written language with concentration on vocabulary, syntax, and culture necessary for communication. Classes are conducted in French. Prerequisite: French 211-212 or equivalent. French 301 offered fall term and French 302 offered spring term every three years (based on student demand). Three semester hours each semester.

  • FREN 311: Survey of French Literature I

    A study of the major works of French literature from the Middle Ages through the Eighteenth Century. Selections from a variety of authors and genres are read. Readings and discussions are in French. Prerequisites: French 211 and 212 or equivalent. Offered fall term every three years (based on student demand). Three semester hours.

  • FREN 312: Survey of French Literature II

    A study of the major works in French literature from the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries. Selections from a variety of authors and genres are read. Readings and discussions are in French. Prerequisites: French 211 and 212 or equivalent. Offered spring term every three years (based on student demand). Three semester hours.

  • FREN 401: French Civilization and Culture I

    An overview of French civilization and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Topics include geography, history, philosophy, art, and music. Readings, class discussion, and reports are in French. Prerequisites: French 211-212 or equivalent. Offered every three years (based on student demand). Three semester hours.

  • FREN 402: French Civilization and Culture II

    A cultural study of contemporary French society. Topics include family, religion, education, government, economy, and structure of society. Readings, class discussion, and reports are in French. Prerequisites: French 211-212 or equivalent. Offered every three years (based on student demand). Three semester hours.

  • FREN 489: Directed Readings

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

  • FREN 490: Directed Studies

    A program of readings and conferences which provides for individualized study. Available on demand. One to three semester hours.

  • FREN 495: Seminar

    A seminar designed to promote in-depth discussion, independent research, writing, and concentration in areas beyond regular course offerings. Topics vary from semester to semester. Available on demand. One to three semester hours per semester.

  • FREN 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.

  • FREN 499B: Mentored Research

    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.

  • FREN 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.

  • GEOG 202: Cultural and Ethnic Geography

    An introduction to world/human geography emphasizing human geographic diversity and unity, space economy, functional organization, and human/environmental impacts. The content includes the study of population, language, religion, folk and popular culture, economic activity, and human impact on natural systems. This course fulfills the ethnic studies course requirement in the general education core. Offered every term. Three semester hours.

  • GERM 111: Elementary German

    The pronunciation and writing systems, dialogs and exercises for oral mastery of basic vocabulary and structural patterns, basic conversation, reading and written composition. GERM 111 and 112 offered in fall term 2014. Total of six semester hours.

  • GERM 112: Elementary German

    The pronunciation and writing systems, dialogs and exercises for oral mastery of basic vocabulary and structural patterns, basic conversation, reading and written composition. GERM 111 and 112 offered in fall term 2014. Total of six semester hours.

  • GERM 211: Intermediate German

    Continued conversational practice, including discussion of timely topics based on readings from modern German literature and contemporary periodicals; writing practice and some grammar review. GERM 211 and 212 offered in spring term 2015. Total of six semester hours.

  • GERM 212: Intermediate German

    Continued conversational practice, including discussion of timely topics based on readings from modern German literature and contemporary periodicals; writing practice and some grammar review. GERM 211 and 212 offered in spring term 2015. Total of six semester hours.

  • GERM 489: Directed Readings

    A supervised program of readings, which provides for study of material not included in the regular course offerings. Offered by individual arrangement with the professor. One to three semester hours.

  • GERM 490: Directed Studies

    A program of readings and conferences, which provides for individualized study. Offered by individual arrangement with the instructor. One to three semester hours.