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Courses marked with a star fulfill a general education requirement at NDSU.
ACCT 102. Fundamentals of Accounting. 3 Credits.
Introduces financial statements and other accounting information to make personal and business decisions. Not available to majors and accounting minors in the College of Business Administration. Student may not have previously passed or be concurrently enrolled in ACCT 201.
ANTH 111. Introduction to Anthropology. 3 Credits.
Introductory overview to anthropology, the holistic study of humans and the diversity of the human experience over space and time. Covers the major fields of anthropology: cultural and biological anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, applied anthropology. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
BIOC 260. Elements of Biochemistry. 4 Credits.
Protein structure, function conformation, and dynamics; enzymes, DNA-RNA: structure and flow of genetic information; biological membranes; metabolism. 4 lectures. Prereq: CHEM 117 or CHEM 122, CHEM 140 or CHEM 240.
BIOL 100L. Non-Majors Biology Lab. 1 Credit.
Laboratory experience to introduce the application of the scientific method across a wide scale of biological topics, including molecular biology, the organism, evolution, and ecology. Science and Technology (Natural Science).
BIOL 111. Concepts of Biology. 3 Credits.
Introduction to a wide range of biological topics, from the organism, ecology, and evolution to the cell, molecular biology, and genetics. Gen Ed: Science and Technology (Natural Science).
BIOL 124. Environmental Science. 3 Credits.
Ecological principles related to human cultures, resource use, and environmental alterations. Gen Ed: Science and Technology (Natural Science) | Global Perspectives.
BIOL 126. Human Biology. 3 Credits.
Consideration of selected problems in human biology. Gen Ed: Science and Technology (Natural Science).
BIOL 150. General Biology I. 3 Credits.
Introduction to cellular and molecular biology, genetics, and evolution.
BIOL 151. General Biology II. 3 Credits.
An introduction to the biology of living organisms and their interactions with each other and their environments. Examples primarily involve plants and animals, but include other groups of organisms as well. Prereq: BIOL 150.
BIOL 220. Human Anatomy and Physiology I. 3 Credits.
An in-depth introduction to structure and function of human organ systems' cells, tissues, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, joints, muscle and muscular system, nervous tissue and nervous system, and the special senses. Gen Ed: Science and Technology (Natural Science).
CHEM 117 - Chemical Concepts and Applications. 3 Credits.
Introduction to general and organic chemistry, with applications drawn from the health, environmental, and materials sciences. Prereq or Coreq: MATH 103, MATH 104 or MATH 107 or Math placement. Gen Ed: Science and Technology (Physical Science).
CHEM 121. General Chemistry I. 3 Credits.
Matter, measurement, atoms, ions, molecules, reactions, chemical calculations, thermochemistry, bonding, molecular geometry, periodicity, and gases. Prereq or Co-req: MATH 103 or MATH 107 or Math placement. Gen Ed: Science and Technology (Physical Science).
CHEM 121L. General Chemistry I Laboratory. 1 Credit.
Matter, measurement, atoms, ions, molecules, reactions, chemical calculations, thermochemistry, bonding, molecular geometry, periodicity, and gases. Prereq or Coreq: MATH 103 or MATH 107 or Math placement. Gen Ed: Science and Technology (Physical Science)
CHEM 122. General Chemistry II. 3 Credits.
Intermolecular forces, liquids, solids, kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases, solution chemistry, precipitation, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Prereq: CHEM 121. Gen Ed: Science and Technology (Physical Science).
CHEM 122L. General Chemistry II Laboratory. 1 Credit.
Intermolecular forces, liquids, solids, kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases, solution chemistry, precipitation, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Prereq: CHEM 121L. Gen Ed: Science and Technology (Physical Science).
CHEM 341. Organic Chemistry I. 3 Credits.
CJ 210 - Introduction to Policing. 3 Credits.
This course provides an overview of the purpose and function of the police in the United States.
CJ 461. Corrections. 3 Credits.
Analysis of institutional and community-centered corrections. Emphasis on historical, contemporary, and developing trends regarding structures, program content, and problems. Prereq: CJ 325 or POLS 325 and admission to the Criminal Justice professional program.
COMM 110 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking. 3 Credits.
Theory and practice of public speaking with emphasis on content, organization, language, delivery, and critical evaluation of messages. Gen Ed: Communications.
CSCI 114 - Microcomputer Packages. 3 Credits.
General introduction to computer concepts, operating systems, the internet, word processing, spreadsheets, database management and presentation software. Credit awarded only for CSCI 114 or CSCI 116, not both. Gen Ed: Science and Technology (Technology).
ECON 105 - Elements of Economics. 3 Credits.
Study of demand and supply, competitive and noncompetitive markets, concepts of national income, unemployment, inflation, money, and fiscal and monetary policies. This course cannot be substituted for ECON 201 and ECON 202. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences | Global Perspectives.
ECON 201. Principles of Microeconomics. 3 Credits.
Nature, method, and scope of economic analysis; economic scarcity, resources, specialization of labor; supply-demand analysis; production and cost analysis; product and resource market structures; distribution of income; international trade. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences | Global Perspectives.
ECON 202. Principles of Macroeconomics. 3 Credits.
Join us! Introductory macroeconomics will provide you an understanding of everyday topics we see on the news. The class will provide a basic understanding of topics about which economists advise everyone from local, national and world leaders to businessmen making decisions in board rooms around the world. In practical terms, we will discuss monetary and fiscal policy, international trade, what drives inflation and unemployment, and the government’s role in regulating and supporting business. It will be great! Not as interesting but important is the description from the bulletin: Aggregate income and employment analysis; business cycles, unemployment, inflation and economic growth; fiscal policy; money and monetary policy; the U.S. economy and the world economy. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences | Global Perspectives.
EDUC 475/775. Reading in the Content Area. 2 Credits.
Introduction to the relevance and need for incorporating reading and developing reading skills in middle and high school classrooms.
ENGL 120. College Composition II. 3 Credits.
Advanced practice in reading and writing of various genres for different situations and audiences. Includes field research, collaboration, and visual communication. Prereq: ENGL 110 or placement. Gen Ed: Communications.
ENGL 225. Introduction to Film. 3 Credits.
General introduction to film studies, including analysis of narrative and stylistic elements of films for their artistic merits and their reflection of an influence on society. Gen Ed: Humanities and Fine Arts.
ENGL 320. Business and Professional Writing. 3 Credits.
Intensive practice employing the conventions of writing needed in professional genres and settings: writing for specific audiences and purposes. Inform, analyze, evaluate, and persuade. Prereq: ENGL 120, Junior standing. Gen Ed: Communications.
ENGL 321. Writing in the Technical Professions. 3 Credits.
Intensive practice employing the conventions of professional genres to write about technology development and use for expert, business, and more general audiences. Prereq: ENGL 120, Junior standing. Gen Ed: Communications.
ENGL 323. Creative Writing. 3 Credits.
ENGL 324. Writing in the Sciences. 3 Credits.
The study and practice in written conventions of the sciences for academic, scientific, and public audiences. Prereq: ENGL 120. At least junior standing. Gen Ed: Communications.
ENGL 325. Writing in the Health Professions. 3 Credits.
Study of and practice in language use and written conventions of the health professions for academic, scientific, and public audiences. Prereq: ENGL 120 and Junior standing. Gen Ed: Communications.
ENGL 358. Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. 3 Credits.
Theory and practice for writing multiple genres in the humanities and social sciences. Prereq: ENGL 120, Junior standing. Gen Ed: Communications.
GEOL 105. Physical Geology. 3 Credits.
Study of the Earth as a physical body; its structure, composition, and the geologic processes acting on and within the Earth. Gen Ed: Science and Technology (Physical Science).
HDFS 230. Life Span Development. 3 Credits.
Study of human growth and development throughout the life span. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences
HDFS 242. Couples, Marriages and Families. 3 Credits.
Study of the formation of relationships in varied contexts: examines the diversity of couples, marriages, and families that exists in our contemporary society. Emphasis will be on relationship health as well as barriers to relationship wellness. Gen Ed: Wellness.
HIST 102. Western Civilization II. 3 Credits.
Introductory survey of Western Civilization from 1648 to the present, emphasizing major political, social, cultural, and intellectual developments. Gen Ed: Humanities and Fine Arts.
HNES 100 - Concepts of Fitness & Wellness. 2 Credits.
Facts about exercise and physical fitness. Gen Ed: Wellness.
HNES 217. Personal and Community Health. 3 Credits.
Study of vital personal and community health issues. Particular attention to current health facts, habits, and attitudes as they relate to home, school, and community. Gen Ed: Wellness.
IME 440/640. Engineering Economy. 2-4 Credits.
Capital investment decision foundation within the rules of general and project accounting. Analysis of benefits and returns against cost for engineering installation, operation, life cycle, and buy-rent-lease decisions. Prereq: Junior standing or IME major.
IME 460/660. Evaluation of Engineering Data. 3 Credits.
Design of engineering experiments and evaluations, curve fitting, regression, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, Taguchi methods in engineering design. Coreq: MATH 166. F, S
MATH 103 - College Algebra. 3 Credits.
Relations and functions, equations and inequalities, complex numbers; polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations, and matrices. Prereq: MATH 98 with a grade of C or higher or placement.
MATH 105. Trigonometry. 3 Credits.
Angle measure, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and equations, polar coordinates and applications. Prereq: MATH 103 or placement. Credit awarded only for MATH 105 or MATH 107, not both.
MATH 128. Introduction to Linear Algebra. 1 Credit.
MATH 129. Basic Linear Algebra. 3 Credits.
Systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, lines and planes in space, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Credit awarded only for MATH 128 or MATH 129, not both. Prereq: MATH 105 or MATH 107.
MATH 144. Mathematics for Business. 4 Credits.
Mathematics of finance, linear programming and its applications in business, limits, continuity, derivatives, implicit and logarithmic differentiation, higher order derivatives, optimization and extrema, partial differentiation, extreme values of functions of two variables. Prereq: MATH 103, MATH 107 or placement exam. Credit awarded only for MATH 144 or MATH 146, not both.
MATH 166. Calculus II. 4 Credits.
Applications and techniques of integration; polar equations; parametric equation; sequences and series, power series. Prereq: MATH 165.
MATH 259. Multivariate Calculus. 3 Credits.
Functions of several variables, vectors in two and three variables, partial derivatives, surfaces and gradients, tangent planes, differentials, chain rule, optimization, space curves, and multiple integrals. Prereq: MATH 166. Credit awarded only for MATH 259 or MATH 265, not both.
MATH 265. Calculus III. 4 Credits.
Multivariate and vector calculus including partial derivatives, multiple integration, applications, line and surface integrals, Green's Theorem, Stoke's Theorem, and Divergence Theorem. Prereq: MATH 166. Credit awarded only for MATH 259 or MATH 265, not both.
ME 221. Engineering Mechanics I. 3 Credits.
Scaler and vector approaches to trusses, frames and machines, internal forces, friction forces, center of gravity, centroid, and moment inertia. Prereq: MATH 165.
ME 222. Engineering Mechanics II. 3 Credits.
ME 223. Mechanics of Materials. 3 Credits.
Introduction to stress, strain, and their relationships; torsion of circular shafts, bending stresses, deflection of beams, stress transformations. Prereq: ME 221.
PHYS 211 - College Physics I. 3 Credits.
Beginning course for students without a calculus background. Includes basic principles of bodies at rest and in motion, fluids, vibrations, waves, sound and thermodynamics. Prereq: MATH 105 or higher. Gen Ed: Science and Technology (Physical Science).
PHYS 211L. College Physics I Laboratory. 1 Credit.
Beginning course for students without a calculus background. Includes basic principles of bodies at rest and in motion, fluids, vibrations, waves, sound and thermodynamics. Prereq: MATH 105. Co-req: PHYS 211. Gen Ed: Science and Technology (Physical Science).
PHYS 252. University Physics II. 4 Credits.
PHYS 252L. University Physics II Laboratory. 1 Credit.
Electric charge, field, potential, and current; magnetic field; capacitance; resistance; inductance; RC, RL, LC and RLC circuits; waves; optics. Coreq: PHYS 252.
POLS 220. International Politics. 3 Credits.
Concepts, theories, and issues in international relations. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences | Global Perspectives.
PSYC 210. Human Sexuality. 3 Credits.
Survey of biological, developmental, and psychological aspects of human sexuality. Prereq: PSYC 111. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
PSYC 212. Psychological Aspects of Drug Use and Abuse. 3 Credits.
Examination of legal and illegal psychoactive drugs. Emphasis on psychological, physiological, and behavioral effects of these drugs and problems of drug abuse. Prereq: PSYC 111. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
COURSES OFFERED IN 2020 FIRST SESSION
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- ADHM 410. Dress in World Cultures. 3 Credits. Analysis of world dress as related to cultural, technological aesthetic, and social patterns. Concepts illustrated through comparative studies of selected world cultures. F, S. Gen Ed: Humanities & Fine Arts | Diversity.
- ART 110. Introduction to the Visual Arts. 3 Credits. Study and analysis of artistic methods and meaning in the visual arts; designed for non-majors. Gen Ed: Humanities and Fine Arts.
- CJ/SOC 325. Applied Research Methods. 4 Credits. This course provides an overview of the scientific model, the philosophy and goals of science, and a detailed study of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Lecture, laboratory. Co-req or Prereq: STAT 330.
- CJ/SOC 407. Deviant Behavior. 3 Credits. Analysis of the precursors, the processes, and the consequences of deviance in Western society. Prereq: SOC 110 or PSYC 111. Cross-listed with SOC 407.
- CJ 465. Women and Minorities in Criminal Justice. 3 Credits. Analysis of roles and contributions of women and minorities in criminal justice system as offenders, victims and practitioners. Examines effect of court decisions, rule-making and contemporary criminal justice practices on women and ethnic minorities. Prereq: CJ 325 or POLS 325 and admission to the Criminal Justice professional program.
- COMM 112. Understanding Media and Social Change. 3 Credits. Exploration of the purpose, function, and impact of media on society. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
- COMM 114. Human Communication. 3 Credits. Overview of communication theory with emphasis on information transmission and social influence functions of communication behavior in personal and mediated contexts. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
- COMM 200. Introduction to Media Writing. 3 Credits. Introduction to writing in the styles and forms required in journalism and strategic communication. Prereq: COMM 112, ENGL 120.
- COMM 212. Interpersonal Communication. 3 Credits. Theory and practice of communication in interpersonal relationships. Includes aspects of self-expression and relationship communication. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
- COMM 216. Intercultural Communication. 3 Credits. Exploration of the definition, models, and verbal processes of communication between different cultural groups. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
- COMM 220. Persuasion. 3 Credits. Exploration of the role and function of persuasion in personal, professional, and civic life. Provides an overview of critical, rhetorical, and social scientific theories of persuasion.
- ECE 301. Electrical Engineering I. 3 Credits. Introduction to electrical engineering for non-majors. Fundamental laws of circuit analysis. Steady-state and transient analysis of DC and AC circuits. 3 lectures. Prereq: MATH 259 or MATH 265, PHYS 252. F, S.
- ECE 341. Random Processes. 3 Credits. Principles of probability. Application of probability and statistics to electrical and computer engineering problems. 3 lectures. Prereq: MATH 266. F, S.
- EDUC 486/686. Classroom Management for Diverse Learners. 3 Credits. Teacher candidates develop a plan to establish an effective management system encompassing the total classroom environment. Prereq: EDUC 321, EDUC 322, admission to School of Education.
- HDFS 250. Introduction to Research Methods in Human Development and Family Sciences. 3 Credits. Undergraduate orientation to research methods in human development and marital/family relationships; students will explore the scientific method as applied to HDFS, methods/issues related to data collection, and methods of data analysis.
- HDFS 275. Diversity and Multiculturalism in Individual and Family Life. 3 Credits. This course includes the study of developmental and family issues as viewed from a perspective of diversity and multiculturalism. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the role of factors such as race, ethnicity, social class, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability in developmental and family processes. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
- HIST 101. Western Civilization I. 3 Credits. Introductory survey of Western Civilization from prehistory to 1648, emphasizing major political, social, cultural, and intellectual developments. Gen Ed: Humanities and Fine Arts.
- HNES 250. Nutrition Science. 3 Credits. Scientific principles of nutrition based on chemical structure and function of the nutrients. 3 lectures. Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 117 or CHEM 121. Gen Ed: Science and Technology (Physical Science) | Wellness.
- HNES 260. Athletic Training Medical Terminology. 1 Credit. Medical terminology related to athletic training and other allied health professions.
- MATH 104 - Finite Mathematics. 3 Credits. Systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices, linear programming, mathematics of finance, elementary probability and descriptive statistics. Prereq: MATH 98 with a grade of C or higher or placement. Gen Ed: Quantitative Reasoning
- MATH 165. Calculus I. 4 Credits. Limits, continuity, differentiation, Mean Value Theorem, integration, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and applications. Prereq: MATH 105, MATH 107, or placement. Gen Ed: Quantitative Reasoning.
- MICR 350. General Microbiology. 3 Credits. Principles of microbiology for students requiring a rigorous professionally oriented course. This course is a prerequisite to most microbiology courses. Prereq: BIOL 150 and CHEM 122.
- MIS 116 - Business Use of Computers. 3 Credits. Exploration of how microcomputers are used in business with an emphasis in developing proficiency in Microsoft Excel and introduction to Microsoft Access. Credit will be awarded only for MIS 116, CSCI 114, or CSCI 116 but not more than one. Gen Ed: Science and Technology (Technology).
- MIS 320. Management Information Systems. 3 Credits. Introduction to basic concepts and developments in information technology. Overview of the opportunities and challenges in the development and management of organizational information systems from a socio-technical perspective. Prereq: CSCI 116 or MIS 116. Restricted to College of Business professional major or minor and a 2.50 minimum NDSU grade point average.
- MRKT/ADHM 372. Global Retailing. 3 Credits. Study management practices and marketing policies of retailers in a complex and changing world market. Learn the impact of different cultures on retail success; examine retail strategies that allow for success in foreign markets; study consumer expectations of foreign retailers. Prereq: 2.5 cumulative GPA, junior standing and MRKT 320 or ADHM 171.
- MUSC 100. Music Appreciation. 3 Credits. Understanding and appreciating musical styles and composers with some emphasis on the relationship of music to concurrent social and artistic trends. Designed for non-music majors. Gen Ed: Humanities and Fine Arts.
- MUSC 108, Roots of American Popular Music. 3 Credits. Survey of American popular music and musicians from Civil War times through the present with an emphasis on historical and sociological influences. Designed for non-music majors. Gen Ed: Humanities and Fine Arts | Cultural Diversity.
- PHIL 216 - Business Ethics. 3 Credits. Many of the central moral issues of business, such as consumer rights, advertising, employee rights, and business competition, are examined in light of the major ethical theories, such as Utilitarianism, Kantianism, and Relativism. Gen Ed: Humanities and Fine Arts.
- PSYC 111. Introduction to Psychology. 3 Credits. Survey of the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
- PSYC 211. Introduction To Behavior Modification. 3 Credits. Basic principles and procedures governing acquisition, maintenance, and change of behavior, emphasizing human applications. Laboratory involves designing, implementing, and reporting an individual project. Prereq: PSYC 111. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
- PSYC 214/SOC 214 - Social Interaction. 3 Credits. Examination of issues relevant to the study of individual behavior (e.g., self-concept, attitudes, social perception) in a social context. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
- PSYC 250. Developmental Psychology. 3 Credits. Survey of the psychology of human life span development. Coverage also includes heredity and prenatal development. Prereq: PSYC 111. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
- PSYC 270. Abnormal Psychology. 3 Credits. Survey of the classification, symptoms, and etiology of psychological disorders. Attention given to diagnosis, etiology, and treatment according to prominent theoretical perspectives. Focus on empirical basis for understanding these problems. Prereq: PSYC 111. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
- PSYC 322. Judgment & Decision-Making. 3 Credits. Covers the functional uses of critical thinking. Focuses on uses in problem solving and decision-making. Applications are directed at both personal and professional concerns. Prereq: PSYC 111.
- PSYC 340. Psychology in Sport. 3 Credits. This is a survey course outlining the applications of psychological theory to sport settings. Prereq: PSYC 111.
- PSYC 381. Understanding Suicide and Its Impact. 3 Credits. Overview of current understanding of the dynamics of suicide and its impact upon people left behind following the death.
- SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology. 3 Credits. Introductory analysis of the nature of society, the interrelationship of its component groups, and the process whereby society persists and changes. Gen Ed: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
- SOC 233. Sociology of Organizations and Work. 3 Credits. This course examines major types of organizations, their goals, and characteristics. The course focuses on social issues as they relate to organizations and work.
- SOC 401. Sociology of Religion. 3 Credits. Study of religion viewed as a social institution with a characteristic history, ecology, structure, behavior, and purpose.
- STAT 330. Introductory Statistics. 3 Credits. Frequency tables, histograms, probability, well-known probability distributions, one and two sample tests of hypotheses, confidence intervals, and contingency tables. Prereq: MATH 103, MATH 104 or MATH 107 or Math placement into MATH 105, MATH 146 or MATH 165. Gen Ed: Quantitative Reasoning.
- STAT 331. Regression Analysis. 2 Credits. Simple and multiple regression techniques and correlation coefficients. Extensive use of SAS. Emphasis on applications. Prereq: STAT 330.
- THEA 115 - World Film. 3 Credits. Study of the development and practice of the art of film and its relationship to the theater emphasizing performance and production angles. Gen Ed: Humanities and Fine Arts | Cultural Diversity.
- WGS 110 - Introduction to Women's Studies. 3 Credits. Exploration of a range of social/domestic and global issues related to women; development of a feminist framework for thinking and writing about woman and gender. Gen Ed: Humanities and Fine Arts | Cultural Diversity.
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