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2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin
Lancaster Campus
   
2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin 
  
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin

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    PEDU 170 - Beginning Latin Dance

    Credits: 1

    Introductory course to multiple styles of social Latin dancing including Salsa, Merengue and Bachatta. Designed to develop the skills and techniques necessary for social level Latin dancing. Emphasis will be placed on basic social elements of dance, patterns, music, and leading and following.

  
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    PEDU 181 - Equestrian

    Credits: 1

    English hunter-style riding for intermediate students.

  
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    PEDU 182 - Backpacking

    Credits: 1

    Living in the out-of-doors; gear selection, map and compass reading, backpacking, hiking, and camping

  
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    PEDU 183 - Canoeing

    Credits: 1

    Fundamentals of lake, river, and whitewater canoeing.

  
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    PEDU 184 - Snow Skiing

    Credits: 1

    Fundamental skills and techniques

  
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    PHIL 101 - Special Topics in Philosophy

    Credits: 3

    Topics selected by the instructor for specialized study. Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by suffix and title.

    Note: May be repeated with different suffix.

  
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    PHIL 102 - Introduction to Philosophy

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to the main problems of philosophy and its methods of inquiry, analysis, and criticism. Works of important philosophers will be read.

    Note: Honors section offered.

  
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    PHIL 111 - Inductive Logic

    Credits: 3

    Philosophical foundations of inductive inference, including probability, statistics, and decision theory; application of the methods and results of inductive inference to philosophical problems such as the problem of rationality, epistemology, theory confirmation, social and political philosophy.

    Prerequisites: At least one of the following: PSYC 227; SOCY 220; STAT 110, 112, 201, 205, or 206; MGSC 291

    Note: Honors section offered.

    Carolina Core: ARP

  
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    PHIL 114 - Introduction to Formal Logic I

    Credits: 3

    Formal logic, including foundational logical concepts, syntax and semantics of first-order logic; derivations; applications.

    Note: Honors section offered.

    Carolina Core ARP

  
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    PHIL 210 - Philosophical Themes in Literature

    Credits: 3

    Selected philosophical problems as they are presented in imaginative and theoretical literature. Works of fiction and philosophical treatments of issues involved in them will be read and discussed.

  
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    PHIL 211 - Contemporary Moral Issues

    Credits: 3

    Moral issues confronting men and women in contemporary society. Topics will vary but may include discussion of problems related to abortion, drugs, euthanasia, war, social engineering, and punishment of criminals.

    Note: Carolina Core VSR

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Community Service
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    PHIL 301 - Ancient Philosophy

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to the work of ancient philosophers, with special emphasis on Plato and Aristotle.

    Cross-listed Course: CLAS 301

  
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    PHIL 302 - Greek and Roman Philosophy after Aristotle

    Credits: 3

    Problems such as hedonism, providence, belief and evidence, and mysticism, as they appear in the writings of the Epicureans, Stoics, Sceptics, and Plotinus.

    Cross-listed Course: CLAS 302

  
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    PHIL 303 - History of Medieval Philosophy

    Credits: 3

    Major philosophical traditions in the Middle Ages.

  
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    PHIL 304 - Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to Continental and British philosophy running roughly from Descartes through Kant.

  
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    PHIL 305 - Nineteenth- and 20th-Century Philosophy

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to Continental and British philosophy since Kant through study of the works of representative philosophers. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of Idealism, Marxism, Existentialism and Phenomenology, and analytic philosophy.

  
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    PHIL 310 - American Philosophy

    Credits: 3

    The principal movements of philosophical thought from Colonial times to the present, with special emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.

  
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    PHIL 311 - Existentialism

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to existentialist themes in contemporary philosophy, literature, psychology, and religion. The writings of existentialists such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Camus, Sartre, Buber, May, and Binswanger will be read and discussed.

  
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    PHIL 320 - Ethics

    Credits: 3

    A study of the moral principles of conduct and the basic concepts underlying these principles, such as good, evil, right, wrong, justice, value, duty, and obligation. The ethical works of influential philosophers are analyzed in terms of these concepts.

    Note: Carolina Core VSR

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    PHIL 324 - Business Ethics

    Credits: 3

    Ethical problems in business; application to business situations of philosophical theories of individual, corporate, and governmental rights and responsibilities.

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

    Carolina Core: VSR

  
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    PHIL 330 - Social and Political Philosophy

    Credits: 3

    An overview of major themes in political philosophy such as the nature of politics, obligation, community, representation, freedom, equality, and justice.

    Cross-listed Course: POLI 300

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    PHIL 341 - Philosophy and Film

    Credits: 3

    Selected philosophical problems as they are presented in feature and documentary films.

  
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    PHYS 201 - General Physics I

    Credits: 3

    First part of an introductory course sequence. Topics include mechanics, wave motion, sound, and heat. No previous background in physics is assumed.

    Prerequisites: MATH 115, or MATH 122, or equivalent

    Note: Carolina Core SCI

  
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    PHYS 201L - General Physics Laboratory I

    Credits: 1

    Corequisite: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 201

    Prerequisites: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 201

    Note: Carolina Core SCI

  
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    PHYS 202 - General Physics II

    Credits: 3

    Continuation of PHYS 201; includes electromagnetism, relativity, quantum physics, atomic and nuclear physics.

    Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in PHYS 201

    Note: Carolina Core: SCI

  
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    PHYS 202L - General Physics II Laboratory

    Credits: 1

    Corequisite: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 202

    Prerequisites: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 202

    Note: Carolina Core: SCI

  
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    PHYS 211 - Essentials of Physics I

    Credits: 3

    Classical mechanics and wave motion. Calculus-level course for students of science and engineering.

    Corequisite: PHYS 211L

    Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in MATH 141

    Note: Carolina Core: SCI

  
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    PHYS 211L - Essentials of Physics I Lab

    Credits: 1

    Corequisite: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 206 or 211

    Prerequisites: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 206 or 211

    Note: Carolina Core: SCI

  
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    PHYS 212 - Essentials of Physics II

    Credits: 3

    Classical electromagnetism and optics

    Corequisite: PHYS 212L

    Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in PHYS 211 and MATH 142

    Note: Carolina Core SCI

  
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    PHYS 212L - Essentials of Physics II Lab

    Credits: 1

    Corequisite: PHYS 207 or 212

    Prerequisites: PHYS 207 or 212

    Note: Carolina Core SCI

  
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    POLI 101 - Introduction to Global Politics

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to theories about global politics. Issues and controversies central to global politics.

    Note: Carolina Core GSS

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

  
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    POLI 105 - Introduction to Politics

    Credits: 3

    Concepts and problems involved in human relationship with governments, the nation-state, and political change.

  
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    POLI 201 - American National Government

    Credits: 3

    The formation and development of the national government, its organization and powers.

    Note: Overlay Course
    Carolina Core GSS
    Carolina Core VSR

  
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    POLI 341 - Contemporary United States Foreign Policy

    Credits: 3

    A critical analysis of selected problems of United States foreign policy.

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

  
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    POLI 357 - Film, Politics, and Social Change

    Credits: 3

    Critical analysis of film as expression and agent of political cultural, ideology, and change.

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy

  
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    POLI 362 - Politics and the Mass Media

    Credits: 3

    Survey of the role in American politics of mass communications media, including the press and electronic news reporting; influence of mass media on the conduct of political campaigns, political leadership style, and public opinion.

  
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    POLI 365 - State Government

    Credits: 3

    A study of state-federal relations, relations among states, state constitutions, and the structure and functions of the three branches of government. Emphasis is given to South Carolina.

  
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    POLI 368 - Interest Groups and Social Movements

    Credits: 3

    The mobilization, organization, tactics, and results of group-based politics, including latent interests and the suppression of interests.

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Political Science, BA

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    POLI 370 - Introduction to Public Administration

    Credits: 3

    A study of the basic principles and theory of administrative structure, responsibility, and control in relation to policy making in the modern state.

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Political Science, BA

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    POLI 406 - The State of American Politics

    Credits: 3

    Major factors that affect the state of contemporary American politics, including the Constitution, the Congress, the courts, the presidency, the states, federalism, political parties, special-interest groups, and the electoral process.

  
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    PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to and survey of the basic concepts and findings within the field of psychology

    Note: Carolina Core: GSS

  
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    PSYC 103 - Psychology of Adjustment

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to theories and processes underlying and facilitating human adjustment in the community, family, and workplace.

  
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    PSYC 226 - Research Methods in Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Basic principles and methodology

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

  
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    PSYC 227 - Psychological Statistics

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to statistical methods essential for psychological research.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 226 and MATH 111 or placement out of MATH 111

  
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    PSYC 228 - Laboratory in Psychology

    Credits: 2

    Laboratory in psychology in which research methods and statistical methods are integrated. One lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 226 and 227

  
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    PSYC 301 - Psychology of Marriage

    Credits: 3

    The psychological, physiological, and social characteristics of marriage.

    Cross-listed Course: WGST 301

  
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    PSYC 400 - Survey of Learning and Memory

    Credits: 3

    Research and applications concerning the acquisition of new behavior and knowledge, including accounts based on classical and instrumental conditioning and on information-processing models.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    PSYC 405 - Cognitive Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Research and theories on sensory memory, attention, short-term and working memory, human learning and forgetting, imagery, long-term memory, speech perception, reading, language, thinking and problem solving, and decision making.

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    PSYC 410 - Behavioral and Mental Disorders

    Credits: 3

    Covers the classification, diagnosis, etiological theories, and treatments of the major mental and emotional disorders.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    PSYC 420 - Survey of Developmental Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Psychological development from conception to late adulthood. Topics include physical, cognitive, and social processes associated with development at each stage of the life cycle.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or EDPY 335 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    RELG 101 - Exploring Religions

    Credits: 3

    Beliefs and practices of the world’s religions and the methods scholars use to study them.

    Note: Carolina Core: GSS

  
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    RELG 120 - Comparative Religion

    Credits: 3

    Issues, theories, and debates that shape global religious traditions, cultures, and communities; examination of historical contexts and development, applying social scientific inquiry and methods to analyze relevant current circumstances and concerns.

  
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    RELG 201 - Religion and Culture

    Credits: 3

    Exploration of the dynamic relationships between selected religions and cultures.

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    RELG 240 - Introduction to Christianity

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the Christian religion, with emphasis on the history of the major traditions and movements that have shaped the multicultural practices and social impact of modern global Christianity.

  
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    RELG 301 - Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)

    Credits: 3

    Modern study of the Hebrew Bible from historical, literary, and archeological points of view. Reading and analysis of texts in translation.

    Cross-listed Course: JSTU 301

  
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    RELG 302 - New Testament

    Credits: 3

    Historical and critical study of the New Testament writings, with emphasis on origins, production, and transmission.

  
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    RELG 311 - Gospel Literature and the Formation of Christianity

    Credits: 3

    Gospels about Jesus from the 1st and 2nd centuries CE; analysis with attention to canonical texts as well as those not contained in today’s major canonical collections; assessment of gospel literature in competing configurations of Christianity during its formative years.

  
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    RELG 312 - The Life and Letters of Paul

    Credits: 3

    A critical study in the life and thought of Paul, his letters to the early Christian churches, his role in the expansion of the Christian movement, and his continuing influence today.

  
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    RELG 412 - Faith, Doubt, and God

    Credits: 3

    Debate concerning the existence of God among theists, atheists, and agnostics; classic and contemporary arguments.

  
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    RETL 261 - Functional Accounting I

    Credits: 3

    The accounting cycle as it relates to retail and service businesses.

  
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    RETL 262 - Functional Accounting II

    Credits: 3

    The accounting cycle as it relates to retail and service businesses.

    Prerequisites: RETL 261

  
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    RETL 351 - Small Business Organization and Operation

    Credits: 3

    Concepts and philosophies of ownership for the small retailing operation.

  
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    SOCY 101 - Introductory Sociology

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to sociological facts and principles: an analysis of group-making processes and products.

    Note: Carolina Core GSS

  
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    SOWK 302 - Foundations of Social Welfare

    Credits: 3

    Social welfare agencies; the education and ethical code of social workers; principles, theories, and research underlying social work practice and methods.

  
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    SOWK 303 - Social Welfare Services for Children and Youth

    Credits: 3

    Social welfare services available to children and youth and the referral processes involved.

  
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    SOWK 304 - Social Welfare Services for Families and the Aged

    Credits: 3

    Social welfare services available to families, ranging from counseling services to specialized services for aged citizens.

  
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    SOWK 305 - Social Welfare Services for Women and Minorities

    Credits: 3

    Social welfare services available to women and minorities and the forces that shape these services.

    Cross-listed Course: WGST 306

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Community Service

  
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    SPAN 109 - Beginning Spanish I

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

    Note: Restricted to those who have never studied Spanish or placed by examination into SPAN 109. Credit may be received only for one of the following: SPAN 109/110; 111; or 121.

    Carolina Core: GFL

  
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    SPAN 110 - Beginning Spanish II

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

    Note: Restricted to those who have completed SPAN 109. Credit may be received only for one of the following: SPAN 109/110; 111; or 121.

    Carolina Core: GFL

  
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    SPAN 121 - Elementary Spanish

    Credits: 3

    Grammar and vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

    Note: Assumes prior experience in Spanish. Admission only by proficiency examination. Credit may be received for only one of the following: 109/110; 111; or 121.

    Carolina Core: GFL

  
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    SPAN 122 - Basic Proficiency in Spanish

    Credits: 3

    Practice and further development of essential listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.

    Prerequisites: Admission either by placement examination or successful completion of SPAN 109/110, 111, or 121.

    Note: Carolina Core: GFL

  
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    SPCH 140 - Public Communication

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to theory and practice of oral communication in public, social, and institutional contexts. Includes foundational and cumulative training in the invention, performance, and critical analysis of oral communication, with emphasis on argumentation, persuasion, audience analysis, delivery, and ethical forms of engagement.

    Note: Carolina Core: CMS

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    SPTE 240 - Business Law

    Credits: 3

    Formation of contracts and their operation as they apply to business; promissory notes and checks; agency and employment.

    Note: Effective: Fall 2013

  
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    STAT 110 - Introduction to Statistical Reasoning

    Credits: 3

    A course in statistical literacy. Topics include data sources and sampling, concepts of experimental design, graphical and numerical data description, measuring association for continuous and categorical variables, introduction to probability and statistical inference, and use of appropriate software. Credit given for only STAT 110 or STAT 112.

    Note: Carolina Core ARP

  
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    STAT 112 - Statistics and the Media

    Credits: 3

    Statistical and information literacy. Experimental and survey design; descriptive statistics; basic probability; simple confidence intervals and hypothesis tests; statistical software; collection, management, and evaluation of information; and presentation of statistics in the media. Credit given for only STAT 110 or STAT 112.

    Note: Overlay Course
    Carolina Core: ARP
    Carolina Core: INF

  
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    STAT 201 - Elementary Statistics

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the fundamentals of modern statistical methods, including descriptive statistics, probability, random sampling, simple linear regression, correlation, tests of hypotheses, and estimation.

    Prerequisites: MATH 111 or 115 or STAT 110, or consent of department

    Note: Carolina Core: ARP

  
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    STAT 205 - Elementary Statistics for the Biological and Life Sciences

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to fundamental statistical methods with applications in the biological and life sciences. Includes descriptive statistics; probability; one and two-sample models for population means; contingency tables (including relative risk, odds ratios, case-control studies, and estimation of sensitivity and specificity); linear regression; logistic regression; aspects of survival analysis, and ANOVA.

    Prerequisites: MATH 111 or higher or consent of department

    Note: Carolina Core ARP

  
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    THEA 120 - Laboratory Theatre Production

    Credits: 1

    Procedures for implementation of processes involved in the Laboratory Theatre Production Program. Supervised preparation of all performance and production elements involved in the collaborative process of theatre production. Course content varies according to season production program.

    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor or by audition. May be repeated for credit.

  
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    THEA 121 - Theatre Running Crew Laboratory

    Credits: 1

    Procedures and processes of running crews for the Mainstage Theatre Production Program. Collaborative teamwork through supervised participation in various theatre production running crews (management, scenic, lighting, sound, costumes and makeup). Course content varies according to season production program.

    Note: May be repeated for credit.

  
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    THEA 122 - Theatre Performance Laboratory

    Credits: 1

    Preparation and procedures of the rehearsal and performance processes for the Mainstage Theatre Production Program. Collaborative teamwork through supervised participation in an acting company. Course content varies according to season production program.

    Prerequisites: THEA 120

    Note: By audition only. May be repeated for credit

  
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    THEA 123 - Theatre Production Studio

    Credits: 1

    Procedures and processes for the Mainstage Production Program. Collaborative teamwork through supervised participation in various theatre production student crews (scenic, lighting, sound, costume, makeup, and promotions). Course content varies according to season production program.

    Prerequisites: THEA 121

  
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    THEA 170 - Fundamentals of Acting

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the art and craft of acting. Practical exploration through improvisation and scripted scene work. Includes a brief history of the development of modern acting techniques.

    Note: Carolina Core AIU

  
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    THEA 200 - Understanding and Appreciation of Theatre

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to the understanding and appreciation of theatrical experience. Attendance at theatrical performances required.

    Note: Carolina Core AIU

  
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    THEA 201 - Introduction to Theatre Studies

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to methods of analyzing and interpreting drama, with emphasis on play structure, genre, and style. Designed for the theatre major in preparation for theatre scholarship, performance, production, and design.

    Prerequisites: Theatre major or consent of instructor

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

  
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    THEA 240 - Beginning Voice and Speech

    Credits: 3

    Study and practical application of voice and speech fundamentals in performance. Emphasis on speaking with ease, power and clarity to impact an audience.

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    THEA 270 - Beginning Acting

    Credits: 3

    An exploration of the acting process through scene study. Focus will be on developing the actor’s personal technique, emphasizing emotional truthfulness and authenticity.

  
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    THEA 340 - Literature and Performance

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the study of literature through performance; reading, analysis, and performance of prose, poetry, nonfiction, and drama.

    Cross-listed Course: SPCH 340

  
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    THEA 370 - Intermediate Acting

    Credits: 3

    Development of acting skills through study of acting techniques emphasizing emotional truthfulness and authenticity. Application to scene study, monologues and auditions. Intensive script analysis for character development.

    Prerequisites: THEA 170 or 270

  
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    UNIV 101 - The Student in the University

    Credits: 3

    The purposes of higher education and potential roles of the student within the university.

    Note: Open to freshmen. Also open to other undergraduate students in their first semester of enrollment.

 

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