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Economics

ECN 200 Survey of Economics3 Credit hours   

Major emphasis given to microeconomic topics such as supply and demand, market structure, and international trade. Macroeconomic concepts and aggregate supply-aggregate demand model are examined. (Not open to students in the College of Business or to students who have completed ECN 250)

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ECN 250 Principles Microeconomics3 Credit hours   

Principles of scarcity, opportunity cost, and supply and demand are developed along with price and wage determination in the marketplace. International trade and policy problems are also examined.

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ECN 253 Principles Macroeconomics3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the workings of the national economy. Focuses on the forces driving economic growth, inflation, unemployment, and the country's international economic relations.

Pre-req: ECN 250 or ECN 200.

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ECN 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ECN 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ECN 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ECN 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ECN 301 Quantitative Methods ECN/FIN3 Credit hours   

Application of mathematical and statistical methods in Economics and Finance.

Pre-req: ECN 250 with a minimum grade of D and ECN 253 with a minimum grade of D.

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ECN 302 Health Economics3 Credit hours   

A study of the health care market and health policy using the economic concepts of demand-supply, individual choice, uncertainty, asymmetric information and moral hazard.

Pre-req: ECN 250 with a minimum grade of D and ECN 253 with a minimum grade of D.

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ECN 310 Money and Banking3 Credit hours   

Money, credit and credit institutions in the United States; monetary, fiscal, and banking functions of the Federal Re- serve System.

Pre-req: (ECN 253 or ECN 241) and (ECN 250 or ECN 242 or ECN 200).

Attributes: American Institutions
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ECN 326 Int Macroeconomic Analys3 Credit hours   

Advanced study of the national economy as a whole. The main topics focused on are: economic growth, unemployment, inflation, international monetary and financial relations, and macroeconomic policy activity.

Pre-req: (ECN 200 or ECN 250) and ECN 253.

Attributes: American Institutions
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ECN 328 Int Microeconomic Analys3 Credit hours   

Micro-economic theories of the production and pricing of goods and services, payments to the factors of production.

Pre-req: (ECN 200 or ECN 250) and ECN 253.

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ECN 405 Environmental Economics3 Credit hours   

An application of basic economic theory to a consideration of a wide range of environmental problems including pol- lution, natural resource exhaustion, population and economic growth.

Pre-req: ECN 250.

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ECN 408 Bison image  Comparative Econ Systems3 Credit hours   

Marxism, capitalism, communism, facism and socialism con- sidered as theories, movements and actual political eco- nomies.

Pre-req: (ECN 200 or ECN 250 or ECN 242) and ECN 253.

Attributes: International
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ECN 415 Regional Economics3 Credit hours   

A study of location theory and regional development within a framework of economic theory.

Pre-req: (ECN 250 or ECN 242 or ECN 200) and (ECN 253 or ECN 241).

Attributes: American Institutions, Social Sciences
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ECN 420 Bison image  International Trade3 Credit hours   

An introduction to the basic microeconomic models explaining the reasons for and the effects of trade among nations, trade restrictions and regional trading arrangements.

Pre-req: (ECN 253 or ECN 241) and (ECN 250 or ECN 242 or ECN 200).

Attributes: International
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ECN 421 Bison image  Global Macroeconomic Analysis3 Credit hours   

Current topics in international monetary relations, and how countries use macroeconomic policy to influence their performance in the global economy, and how global events influence country performance. Emphasis upon applications.

Pre-req: ECN 253.

Attributes: International
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ECN 423 Intro to Econometrics3 Credit hours   

Combines economic theory with real data to obtain quanti- tative results for purposes of explanation and prediction. The development of useful economic models applicable to present day world problems.

Pre-req: (MGT 218 or MGT 218E or MGT 318 or MTH 225 or STA 225 or IST 130 or EDF 417 or PSY 223 or SOC 345) and (ECN 253 or ECN 241).

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ECN 456 Labor Economics3 Credit hours   

Theoretical and empirical analysis of labor markets, wage determination, hours of work, unemployment and inflation, unions and collective bargaining and related subjects in their social and legal contexts.

Pre-req: (ECN 200 or ECN 250 or ECN 242).

Attributes: American Institutions, Social Sciences
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ECN 460 Bison image  Economic of Dev Countries3 Credit hours   

Introduction to developing nations in the world economy. Focus on their economic characteristics, current economic problems, and policy issues. Interactions between the world economy and country performance.

Pre-req: (ECN 200 or ECN 250 or ECN 242) and (ECN 253 or ECN 241).

Attributes: International
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ECN 466 Bison image  Economics Workshop3 Credit hours   

Capstone experience. Emphasis on learning economics through applied research, writing, and oral presentations of student work.

Pre-req: ECN 326 and ECN 328 and ECN 423.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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ECN 467 Bison image  Economics Workshop II2 Credit hours   

Capstone Experience. Emphasis on learning economics through writing exercises. Opportunity for collaborative research with CBER staff. Development of skills necessary for success in the job market. (PR: ECN 466) tion of Senior Thesis I )

Attributes: Capstone Course
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ECN 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Members of the department may teach, when necessary, any economics subject not listed among the current course offer- ings.

Pre-req: (ECN 200 or ECN 250 or ECN 242) and (ECN 253 or ECN 241).

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ECN 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Members of the department may teach, when necessary, any economics subject not listed among the current course offer- ings.

Pre-req: (ECN 250 or ECN 242 or ECN 200) and (ECN 253 or ECN 241).

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ECN 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Members of the department may teach, when necessary, any economics subject not listed among the current course offer- ings.

Pre-req: (ECN 250 or ECN 242 or ECN 200) and (ECN 253 or ECN 241).

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ECN 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Members of the department may teach, when necessary, any economics subject not listed among the current course offer- ings.

Pre-req: (ECN 250 or ECN 242 or ECN 200) and (ECN 253 or ECN 241).

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ECN 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

A research project conducted by a qualified student under guidance of a member of the department; involves gathering of data, interpretation, and presentation of findings in a written report.

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ECN 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

A research project conducted by a qualified student under guidance of a member of the department, involves gathering of data, interpretation, and presentation of findings in a written report.

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ECN 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

A research project conducted by a qualified student under guidance of a member of the department; involves gathering of data, interpretation, and presentation of findings in a written report.

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ECN 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

A research project conducted by a qualified student under guidance of a member of the department; involves gathering of data, interpretation, and presentation of findings in a written report.

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ECN 490 Internship3-12 Credit hours   

A supervised internship in which the student works for a business firm/agency to gain practical experience in the student's major. The program of work and study will be de- fined in advance and the students performance will be evalu- ated.

Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit Grade Only

Geography

GEO 100 Bison image  Intro to Human Geography (CT)3 Credit hours   

This critical thinking course provides a systematic examination of contemporary concepts and processes of human geography in global perspective, including economics, geopolitics, culture, nationalism, urbanization, governance, agriculture, population, and migration.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, International, Core II Social Sciences
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GEO 101 Bison image  Physical Geography (CT)4 Credit hours   

Systematic survey of earth-sun relationships, land-surface form, climate, soils, water, natural vegetation, and other natural content as a background for human geography.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Natural Sciences
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GEO 110 Basic GIS1 Credit hour   

Introduction to GIS concepts including GIS components, spatial and tabular data, database elements, data formats, and map design; hands-on experience with a GIS.

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GEO 111 Air Photos & Satellite Imagery1 Credit hour   

Introduction to photogrammetry and remote sensing thourgh the hands-on investigation of aerial photographs and satellite imagery using the latest technology.

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GEO 112 Smartphone GPS1 Credit hour   

Principles of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS); using your smartphone for Global Positioning Systems (GPS)/GNSS orientation, and data collection.

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GEO 113 Web GIS1 Credit hour   

Students learn to build web maps, share GIS data on the internet, and create web GIS applications.

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GEO 203 Bison image  Economic Geography (CT)3 Credit hours   

A systematic examination of world economic geography with a focus on population, agriculture, transportation, land use, urbanization, industry, energy, and the environment.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, International, Core II Social Sciences
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GEO 206 Bison image  Geography West Virginia3 Credit hours   

A survey of the geography of West Virginia including landforms, climate, settlement patterns, population, economics, resources, politics, and environmental changes.

Attributes: American Institutions, Core II Social Sciences
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GEO 222 Bison image  Global Environment Issues (CT)3 Credit hours   

Environmental issues have great emotional, political, and economic significance. The dynamics of global environmental problems, their complex interactions, and effects on potential stakeholders will be examined at the international scale.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, International, Core II Social Sciences
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GEO 230 Bison image  Intro to Meteorology (CT)4 Credit hours   

Introduction to the composition of the atmosphere and weather phenomena, including thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Core II Natural Sciences
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GEO 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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GEO 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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GEO 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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GEO 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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GEO 300 Methods in Geography3 Credit hours   

Provides an introduction to research methods in geography. Topics addressed include: data sources; sampling; data collection, storage, and management; descriptive measures and data visualization techniques; qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Pre-req: STA 225 with a minimum grade of D or STA 150 with a minimum grade of D or STA 150B with a minimum grade of D or MGT 218 with a minimum grade of D or PSY 223 with a minimum grade of D or SOC 345 with a minimum grade of D or GEO 440 with a minimum grade of D.

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GEO 305 Bison image  Geog of USA & Canada3 Credit hours   

Survey of physical, historical, population, economic, political, cultural, and regional geographies of Canada and the United States, including an analysis of the multi-cultural nature of the societies.

Attributes: American Institutions, Multicultural
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GEO 317 Bison image  World Regional Geography3 Credit hours   

World regions examined using a synthesis of physical and human geographical themes including environment, culture, landscape, climate, landforms, globalization, population patterns, urbanization, economies, and political geography.

Attributes: International
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GEO 350 Severe Storms and Natl Hzrds4 Credit hours   

Basics of earth and atmospheric hazards including flooding, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, and volcanic eruptions, and how to mitigate the impacts.

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GEO 402 Geography of Appalachia3 Credit hours   

A study of the geography of Appalachia, including landforms, climate, settlement patterns, population, economics, resources, politics, and environmental changes.

Attributes: American Institutions
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GEO 404 Bison image  Geography of Europe3 Credit hours   

An examination of the geography of Europe focusing on contemporary issues, including climate, culture, economics, environmental change, everyday life, international relations landforms, language, politics, population, religion, and urbanization.

Attributes: International
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GEO 405 Bison image  Political Geography3 Credit hours   

A systematic and regional survey of world political problems and international relations stressing current geopolitical conflicts. An examination of contemporary patterns, processes, and problems of political geography in global perspective, including globalization, colonialism, imperialism, geopolitics, nationalism, diplomacy, international borders, governance, political representation, and future projections

Attributes: International
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GEO 406 Bison image  Population Geography3 Credit hours   

An examination of contemporary patterns, processes, and problems of population geography in global perspective, including fertility, mortality, demographic change, migration, malnutrition, urbanization, natural resource sustainability, and future projections.

Attributes: International
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GEO 408 Bison image  Geog of South & Middle America3 Credit hours   

A study of settlement, transportation, manufacturing, agriculture, geopolitics, and natural resources of South and Middle American countries. Regional study of relation of man's activities to natural environment.

Attributes: International
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GEO 410 Urban Geography3 Credit hours   

Study of the evolution, morphology and land use, functions, and problems of urban areas, with emphasis on governance, planning, and the social and environmental impacts of urbanization.

Attributes: American Institutions
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GEO 411 Medical Geography3 Credit hours   

An examination of contemporary issues and problems in health and medical geography, including the spatial aspects of global health, health care policy, and disease origins, diffusion, and ecology.

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GEO 422 Bison image  Environmental Geography3 Credit hours   
Attributes: International
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GEO 423 Cartography & GIS3 Credit hours   

This course is an introduction to cartography and is the cornerstone of Geographic Information Science. In this class you will learn basic map design, map interpretation and appreciation. We will explore the nature of spatial data, and learn what maps can and cannot represent. We will study maps as a data source for Geographic Information Systems, and as a graphic tool for scientific visualizations.

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GEO 424 Transportation Geography3 Credit hours   

A geographic analysis of transportation and its spatial organization. Concepts, models, and analytical methods related to traffic demand, network configuration, and allocation of transport facilities are covered.

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GEO 425 Climatology4 Credit hours   

A study of elements of weather and climate, methods of climatic classification, and the distribution and characteristics of world climate regions.

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GEO 426 Principles of GIS4 Credit hours   

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) principles, techniques, and applications for the social and natural sciences with emphasis on foundational geographic principles in a lecture/lab format.

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GEO 427 Principles of GIS II4 Credit hours   

Students apply GIS principles and techniques to geoprocess and manipulate geographic data, including topics such as geodatabase management, python scripting, model building, web mapping and data services, and spatial analysis.

Pre-req: GEO 423 with a minimum grade of D or GEO 426 with a minimum grade of D or GEO 429 with a minimum grade of D or GEO 430 with a minimum grade of D or NRRM 423 with a minimum grade of D or NRRM 433 with a minimum grade of D.

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GEO 429 Location Analysis and GIS4 Credit hours   

Concepts, models, and methods of geographic location analysis of natural resource extraction, manufacturing, services, retail and market area analytics, and logistics using GIS.

Pre-req: GEO 423 with a minimum grade of D or GEO 426 with a minimum grade of D or GEO 427 with a minimum grade of D or GEO 430 with a minimum grade of D or NRRM 423 with a minimum grade of D or NRRM 433 with a minimum grade of D.

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GEO 430 GIS-Raster Analysis4 Credit hours   

GIS raster analysis, including local, neighborhood, and zonal operations, terrain analysis, building raster databases, distance modeling, and surface interpolation. Data collection and input from readily available sources, creation of custom data using GPS and advanced spatial analysis using GIS. (PR: GEO 429)

Pre-req: GEO 426 or GEO 429 or IST 423.

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GEO 431 Remote Sensing & Photogram4 Credit hours   

Scientific study of the earth using images and data captured using satellite- or aircraft-borne sensors, with emphasis on issues of acquisition, photogrammetic interpretation, spatial analysis and application.

Pre-req: GEO 426 or GEO 429 or GEO 430 or IST 423.

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GEO 432 Enterprise GIS3 Credit hours   

Principles and techniques for planning, implementing, and managing Geographic Information Systems technologies in a firm or agency.

Pre-req: GEO 426 or GEO 429 or GEO 430 or GEO 431 or IST 423.

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GEO 433 GPS & Mobile Geospatial Tech3 Credit hours   

An analysis of the design and deployment of Global Navigation Satellite Systems such as GPS (Global Positioning System) and their application to mobile map services.

Pre-req: GEO 426 or GEO 429 or GEO 430 or GEO 431 or IST 423.

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GEO 434 Floods Hazards and GIS3 Credit hours   

Application of principles of flood hazards preparation, disaster management, and mitigation using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

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GEO 440 Spatial Statistics and GIS4 Credit hours   

Statistical methods applied to problem solving in geography and using GIS for display and analysis. Primary focus on descriptive and inferential spatial statistics, mapping, and spatial analysis of data.

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GEO 454 Drones: Remote Sensing & GIS3 Credit hours   

Learn FAA rules and safety procedures; prepare for Remote Pilot licensing exam; operate drones to collect remote sensing data; process imagery for analysis; integrate sUAS imagery with existing GIS data.

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GEO 460 Weather Analysis4 Credit hours   

Introduction to reading weather maps and meteorological analysis techniques including satellite and radar image interpretation and numerical weather prediction.

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GEO 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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GEO 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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GEO 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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GEO 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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GEO 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: No Textbook Required
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GEO 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: No Textbook Required
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GEO 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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GEO 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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GEO 490 Internship1-6 Credit hours   

Cooperative learning experience with regional employer/government agency.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit Grade Only
GEO 498 Bison image  Senior Capstone2 Credit hours   

This senior capstone course combines research methods, data collection, and analysis to produce original research on questions and problems in geography. Par I: Pilot Project.

Pre-req: GEO 300 with a minimum grade of D and (GEO 423 with a minimum grade of D or GEO 426 with a minimum grade of D).

Attributes: Capstone Course
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GEO 499 Bison image  Senior Capstone II1-3 Credit hours   

This senior capstone course combines research methods, data collection, and analysis to produce original research on questions and problems in geography. Part II.

Pre-req: GEO 426 and (MTH 225 or GEO 440 or MGT 218 or PSY 223 or SOC 345 or ANT 301 or EDF 417).

Attributes: American Institutions, Capstone Course
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History

HST 101 Bison image  Great Civs to 1300 (CT)3 Credit hours   

Comparative study of the origin and course of major civilizations focusing on the Middle East, India, China, and the West. This class emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Multicultural, Core II Social Sciences
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HST 101H Bison image  Great Civs to 1300 (CT)3 Credit hours   

Comparative study of the origin and course of major civilizations focusing on the Middle East, India, China, and the West. This honors section emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Pre-req: Admitted Honors College with a score of 1.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Honors, Multicultural, Core II Social Sciences
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HST 102 Bison image  World & West 1300-1850 (CT)3 Credit hours   

An interdisciplinary analysis of the foundatins of Western development. This class emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Multicultural, Core II Social Sciences
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HST 102H Bison image  World & West 1300-1850 (CT)3 Credit hours   

An interdisciplinary analysis of the foundations of Western development. This class emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Pre-req: Admitted Honors College with a score of 1.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Honors, Multicultural
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HST 103 Bison image  The World Since 1850 (CT)3 Credit hours   

Major world developments and trends from the middle of the 19th century to the present and their implications for the future. This class emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, International, Core II Social Sciences
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HST 103H Bison image  World Since 1850 Honors (CT)3 Credit hours   

Survey for superior students of world developments and trends from the 19th century to the present and their implications for the future.

Pre-req: ACT Composite with a score of 26 or SAT Verbal Before March 16 with a score of 600.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Honors, International, Core II Social Sciences
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HST 200 Bison image  History Methods Workshop3 Credit hours   

This course is an introduction to the most fundamental methods of the discipline. Students will learn to use library resources, practice document interpretation skills, and identify and evaluate historical arguments.

Attributes: Core II Social Sciences
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HST 208 Bison image  The Developing World (CT)3 Credit hours   

A survey of selected Third World countries focusing on imperialism, colonialism and developmental interests. This class emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, International, Core II Social Sciences, World History
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HST 218 Ancient Egypt3 Credit hours   

A survey of the history of Egypt from the pre-dynastic kings through the reign of Cleopatra with emphasis on religious, cultural, social, political and economic developments.

Attributes: World History
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HST 219 Bison image  Ancient History3 Credit hours   

A survey of the ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome with emphasis on Greek and Roman civilization from Mycenaean times through the Roman Empire of the 5th century. Open to all undergraduates.

Attributes: European History, Multicultural, Core II Social Sciences
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HST 220 Bison image  European Hist Medieval3 Credit hours   

A survey of the history of Europe from the later Roman Empire to the end of the Middle Ages with emphasis on religious, cultural, social, political and economic developments. Open to all undergraduates.

Attributes: European History, Core II Social Sciences
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HST 223 Bison image  Rise & Fall Nazi Germany3 Credit hours   

A study of the origins, course, and collapse of the Third Reich. Some attention will be given to pre-Nazi period.

Attributes: European History, International, Core II Social Sciences
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HST 230 Bison image  American History to 1877 (CT)3 Credit hours   

A general survey from the discovery in 1492 through the period of Reconstruction. This class emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Attributes: American Institutions, Critical Thinking, Multicultural, Core II Social Sciences, United States History
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HST 230H Bison image  Amer Hist to 1877-Honors3 Credit hours   

A survey of American History to 1877 for the superior student.

Pre-req: ACT Composite with a score of 26 or SAT Verbal Before March 16 with a score of 600.

Attributes: American Institutions, Core II Social Sciences, United States History
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HST 231 Bison image  American Hist From 1877 (CT)3 Credit hours   

A general survey since Reconstruction. This class emphasizes critical thinking skills.

Attributes: American Institutions, Critical Thinking, Multicultural, Core II Social Sciences, United States History
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HST 231H Bison image  US Hist Since 1877-Honors3 Credit hours   

Pre-req: ACT Composite with a score of 26 or SAT Verbal Before March 16 with a score of 600.

Attributes: American Institutions, Honors, Social Sciences, Core II Social Sciences, United States History
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HST 250 Bison image  Women in US History3 Credit hours   

A study of the public and private contributions of women in the shaping of the United States from the Colonial period to the present.

Attributes: Core II Social Sciences, United States History
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HST 260 Bison image  Rise of Islam 570-17503 Credit hours   

A study of the Middle Eastern region from pre-Islamic Arabia to the pinnacle of Ottoman imperial control. Emphasis is placed on cultural, social, and political developments.

Attributes: Core II Social Sciences, World History
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HST 265 Bison image  Modern East Asia3 Credit hours   

A survey of the history of East Asia from 17th century to present with a focus on China and Japan.

Attributes: Core II Social Sciences, World History
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HST 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected topics not covered in regular course offerings.

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HST 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected topics not covered in regular course offerings.

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HST 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected topics not covered in regular course offerings.

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HST 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Selected topics not covered in regular course offerings.

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HST 301 Bison image  Lat Am Discovery-Independ3 Credit hours   

Emphasis is on conditions in Spain which influenced the development of Latin America and eventually led to the independence movement.

Attributes: International, World History
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HST 302 Bison image  Lat Am Independence-Pres3 Credit hours   

Emphasis is on the political, economic and social insti- tutions of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico.

Attributes: International, World History
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HST 303 American Military History3 Credit hours   
Attributes: United States History
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HST 304 Bison image  Spanish History Since 14753 Credit hours   

A survey of Spain's historical development emphasizing her rise and decline as a world power, the impact of persistent internal conflict, the Franco dictatorship and the transi- tion to democracy.

Attributes: European History, International
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HST 305 Drug Wars3 Credit hours   

This course examines the history of the war on drugs throughout U.S. and Latin American history with an emphasis on the past century.

Attributes: World History
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HST 306 The Holocaust3 Credit hours   

An exploration of the why and how of the Holocaust with an emphasis on Nazi Jewish policy from 1933 to 1942.

Attributes: European History
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HST 307 Bison image  The Global Cold War3 Credit hours   

An international survey of World War II and the Cold War. Topics include military, political, diplomatic, social and cultural history from a global perspective.

Attributes: International, World History
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HST 311 World War I3 Credit hours   

This course explores the First World War. It examines the roots of the conflict, the outbreak, the course of the war, and its chaotic aftermath.

Attributes: World History
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HST 312 Bison image  African-American History3 Credit hours   

A survey of African-American History from African and West Indian origins to the present.

Attributes: American Institutions, Multicultural, United States History
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HST 323 Religion in America3 Credit hours   

The rise and development of religion and of religious thinking in America. (Same as Religious Studies 323)

Attributes: American Institutions, Social Sciences, United States History
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HST 330 Football and American Culture3 Credit hours   

This class examines the role of football in American culture, politics, the economy and particularly its role in the elevation of college sports. A general treatment from the discovery in 1492 through the period of Reconstruction.

Attributes: United States History
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HST 333 American Colonial History3 Credit hours   

A study of the historical development of the English colonies in America.

Attributes: American Institutions, United States History
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HST 342 American Legal History3 Credit hours   

Historical development of American law in areas ranging from slavery and racial discrimination to civil liberties and crime and punishment.

Attributes: American Institutions, United States History
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HST 343 The US in the 1970s3 Credit hours   

The economic, political, social and cultural history of the United States as it shifted from the modern 1960s to the post-modern world of the late 20th century.

Attributes: American Institutions, United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 344 The United States in the 1980s3 Credit hours   

Focusing on the United States in the 1980s global context, this course examines the social, cultural, political, and economic history of the late 20th century.

Attributes: United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 347 Southern Women's History3 Credit hours   

This course explores the lives and experiences of Southern women in the US from the colonial era to the present.

Attributes: United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 360 Bison image  Sports and Civil Rights3 Credit hours   

An examination of the way that sports history reflects important themes in US history such as equality, race, ethnicity, and gender.

Attributes: Multicultural
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 361 Bison image  The Modern Middle East3 Credit hours   

A survey of the modern Middle East with emphasis on the historical background of current controversial issues confronting the region.

Attributes: International, World History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 362 Bison image  The Crusades3 Credit hours   

An examination of the origins, historical progression, and impact of the Crusades from both Christian and Islamic perspectives.

Attributes: Multicultural, World History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 365 Bison image  The Civil Rights Movement3 Credit hours   

An exploration of 20th century movements for civil rights in American history examining race, ethnicity, social class, and gender.

Attributes: Multicultural
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 366 Conspiracies in US History3 Credit hours   

This course focuses on the ways people have constructed and used conspiracy theories to explain events in U.S. political, cultural, social, and scientific arenas.

Attributes: United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 378 Bison image  Modern Asia3 Credit hours   

A selective look at Modern Asia, focusing on Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and Indonesia and American inter- action with the Asian nations. No Preq.

Attributes: International, World History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 380 Asia to 16003 Credit hours   

This course will introduce students to the political, cultural, social, and intellectual environment of pre- modern Asia. Students will also learn to think critically about their own and other societies.

Attributes: World History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 390 Food in World History3 Credit hours   

This course examines the key changes and continuities in human food consumption patterns and practices since the Neolithic period while comparing and contrasting the food-ways of major civilizations and cultures.

Attributes: World History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 392 Food Markets and Modernity3 Credit hours   

This course examines the social and cultural history of various types of urban food markets in Western Europe and the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present.

Attributes: European History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 400 Bison image  Senior Seminar3 Credit hours   

A capstone course for History majors. Survey of literature and practical experience in methods and sources of history through bibliographical study and research papers. Senior standing or by permission.

Pre-req: HST 101 with a minimum grade of D and HST 102 with a minimum grade of D and HST 103 with a minimum grade of D and HST 200 with a minimum grade of D and HST 230 with a minimum grade of D and HST 231 with a minimum grade of D.

Attributes: Capstone Course
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 401 History of Appalachia3 Credit hours   

This course will explore the historical and historiographical development of Appalachia and the economic, political, and cultural forces that have shaped the lives and communities of mountaineers.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 405 Amer Diplomacy 1900-Pres3 Credit hours   

American foreign relations in the 20th century. The gradual retreat from isolation in the period between World War I and World War II and modern American involvement in inter- national commitments are stressed.

Attributes: American Institutions, United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 406 Tudor & Stuart England3 Credit hours   

A history of England under the Tudors and Stuarts, focusing primarily on demographic, social, cultural, and political developments.

Attributes: European History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 407 History of Sexuality3 Credit hours   

Examines the history of sexuality in North America in the context of cultural, legal, economic, political and social history from the 16th century to the present.

Attributes: United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 408 History of LGBT Peoples3 Credit hours   

A survey of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history in the United States from the colonial period to the present.

Attributes: United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 409 American Revolution3 Credit hours   

A varied view of the American Revolution and its impact on the American people.

Attributes: United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 413 Hist Old South 1492-18603 Credit hours   

The History of the Old South is a study of the political, economic, social, and cultural conditions in the South that led to the development of the South as a distinct section in the United States.

Attributes: United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 414 Am Civil War & Reconstruc3 Credit hours   

A discussion of the economic, political, social, and cultural differences leading to the Civil War, the war itself, and an analysis of the political and economic impor- tance of Reconstruction.

Attributes: United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 415 Hist New South 1877-Pres3 Credit hours   

A study of the political, economic, social, and cultural changes in the South after Reconstruction, which explains conditions in the contemporary South.

Attributes: United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 417 U.S. West to 19003 Credit hours   

A study of the social, cultural, political, and economic history of the US West to 1900, along with West's place in public memory.

Attributes: United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 421 Renaissance & Reformation3 Credit hours   

The impact of the Renaissance upon esthetic, economic, and political developments especially in the 15th and 16th centuries. The decline of Catholicism and the growth of the Protestant movement, and the influence of the two movements upon each other are stressed.

Attributes: European History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 424 US Science & Technology3 Credit hours   

A study of the development and impact of science and tech- nology in the U.S.

Attributes: American Institutions, United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 425 European Hist 1814-19143 Credit hours   

A century of European policital, economic, and social history and its relationship to and influence upon the history of other world areas is noted. The impact of imperialistic rivalry is emphasized.

Attributes: European History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 426 Bison image  European Hist 1914-Pres3 Credit hours   

The impact of World War I upon Europe, the era between two world wars, the search for world peace, and World War II and its aftermath are major topics of consideration.

Attributes: European History, International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 427 The World at War3 Credit hours   

This course explores the Second World War. It probes the nexus of diplomacy, politics, ideology, military strategy and operations, economics, and technological innovation that generated a truly global "total war."

Attributes: Social Sciences, World History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 428 Bison image  Intel & Cult Hist Mod Eur3 Credit hours   

A survey of the main events in European thought and culture in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Attributes: European History, International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 430 Bison image  Soviet Russia and Beyond3 Credit hours   

Rise and fall of the Soviet Union, with emphasis on political and economic changes and Soviet frreign policy, and including an examination of the aftermath of the Soviet Union's collapse.

Attributes: European History, International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 431 America in the Gilded Age3 Credit hours   

A study of America's transformation from a rural, agrarian nation into an urban, industrial world power; the final destruction of the American Indian; the settlement of the West; and the farmers' revolt.

Attributes: American Institutions, United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 433 In Our Time-Am Since 19453 Credit hours   

A study of America since World War II, focusing mainly on domestic politics, foreign affairs, the civil rights move- ment, the rise of minorities, and the fragmentation of American society.

Attributes: American Institutions, United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 434 Bison image  The Vietnam War3 Credit hours   

A study of the origin and escalation of American involvement in Vietnam, the domestic impact of the war within the United States and the collapse of the South Vietnamese government.

Attributes: International, United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 435 Bison image  Modern Japan3 Credit hours   

Begins with an overview of nineteenth century Japan and stresses the twentieth century rise of Japan to the position of world power.

Attributes: International, World History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 436 Modern China3 Credit hours   

This course will provide an overview of Chinese history in the modern era (1600 to present), including the major political, cultural, social and intellectual events and trends of this period.

Attributes: World History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 437 Seminar in Public History3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the basic theories, ideas, and approaches to the application of historical theory or methods to projects presented to non-student publics; local and economic development applications and projects emphasized.

Attributes: United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 438 Stuff and Things in History3 Credit hours   

This course investigates the rich potential of"things" -- objects, landscapes, buildings, household utensils, furniture, foods, works of art, clothing, etc -- as sources of insight about American history and culture.

Attributes: World History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 439 Modern China through Film3 Credit hours   

Through a combination of films,lectures,readings,discussions and writings the course will show how China took its unique path to modernization.

Attributes: World History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 440 West Virginia History3 Credit hours   

An interdisciplinary study of the state, its people and its institutions within the national context.

Attributes: American Institutions, United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 443 20th Century US Womens Hst3 Credit hours   

This course explores the diverse lives and experiences of 20th century US women, always with an emphasis on power.

Attributes: United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 444 US Popular Culture3 Credit hours   

Explores the roles of popular media, art, consumer culture, and public entertainments in the development of popular culture in the United States from the 18th Century to the present.

Attributes: United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 445 Arab-Israeli Conflict3 Credit hours   

This course will examine the historical developments of the modern Arab-Israeli conflict, with emphasis placed on political, socioeconomic, and cultural change and the prospects for peace.

Attributes: World History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 446 Rise of Atlantic World3 Credit hours   

This course considers the expansion of Western Europe, beginning in the early 1400's to Africa, Latin America, and other parts of the Atlantic world.

Attributes: World History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 447 Film and Empire3 Credit hours   

This course explores the nature and importance of empires through the reading of key texts and the study of selected films.

Attributes: World History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 448 British History in Film3 Credit hours   

This course explores selected aspects of British history through the study of films and key texts.

Attributes: European History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 449 World War I in Film3 Credit hours   

This course explores the origins, course, and meaning of World War I (1914-1918) through the use of selected films and readings.

Attributes: World History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 450 Baseball in the Americas3 Credit hours   

It seeks to understand the importance of baseball from a social, cultural and political standpoint. It also explores the use of baseball as a diplomatic tool.

Attributes: United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 451 History of Women in Sports3 Credit hours   

Examines the importance of sport to the lives of girls and women and vice versa. The course encourages critical analysis of the place and value of sport in women's lives.

Attributes: United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 452 History of Sports in America3 Credit hours   

Examines the effects of sports on American society and culture. It explores the historical development of American sports and examine relationships between sports, nationalism, politics, economics, gender and American expansion.

Attributes: United States History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 453 The Kennedy Assassination3 Credit hours   

This course explores the events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 454 History of Ireland3 Credit hours   

This course explores the history of Ireland from the Middle Ages to the Present.

Attributes: European History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 458 Spies in History3 Credit hours   

This course explores the role played by spies and espionage in modern history.

Attributes: World History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 462 The Viking World3 Credit hours   

By analyzing saga literature, poetry, and artifacts, students will examine the history of medieval Scandinavia.

Attributes: European History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 465 Medieval Britain3 Credit hours   

An examination of mainland Britain from the pre-Roman era through the Hundred Years War.

Attributes: European History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 467 Fashion and Textile History3 Credit hours   

Cross-cultural comparisons of textiles as primary sources for prehistoric cultures through the 1920's.

Attributes: World History
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: No Textbook Required
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
HST 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode

International Affairs

INT 499 Bison image  Senior Seminar3 Credit hours   

A capstone experience for International Affairs majors, intended to provide an integrated perspective on the field through the application of interdisciplinary theories, methods, and practices to global issues.

Pre-req: PSC 209 and PSC 406.

Attributes: Capstone Course
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode

Political Science

PSC 104 Bison image  Am Natl Govt & Politics (CT)3 Credit hours   

This course will engage students in critical thinking as they explore the American federal government system, with emphasis on constiutionalism, governmental structure, and the political process.

Attributes: American Institutions, Critical Thinking, Core II Social Sciences
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 105 Bison image  Fundamentals of Politics (CT)3 Credit hours   

General survey introducing the study of politics, its major concepts, processes, institutions, and fields of concern, with attention to the place of political science in the larger context of social science inquiry.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Core II Social Sciences
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 202 Bison image  State and Local Government3 Credit hours   

Study of the institutions, processes, and significance of this level of political life in America.

Attributes: American Institutions, Core II Social Sciences
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 207 Bison image  Comparative Politics (CT)3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the field of comparative politics, stressing comparative concepts and approaches to the cross-national study of politics and government, with examination of political systems, ranging from democratic to non-democratic types.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, International, Core II Social Sciences
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 209 Bison image  Fund Internatl Relations (CT)3 Credit hours   

Survey of major concepts and approaches in the study of international relations and analysis of processes, institutions, strategies, and trends in world politics.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, International, Core II Social Sciences
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 211 Bison image  Research in Political Science3 Credit hours   

Study of the development of political science as a distinct science and discipline, and of the fundamentals of research in political science, such as bibliographic techniques, uses of scientific method, textual and case-study approaches and data analysis.

Pre-req: ENG 201 with a minimum grade of C or ENG 201H with a minimum grade of C or YGS 161 with a minimum grade of C or IST 201 with a minimum grade of D or ENG 202 with a minimum grade of D or ENG 102 with a minimum grade of C or ENG 200H with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: Core II Social Sciences
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 233 Bison image  Intro to Public Policy3 Credit hours   

Basic concepts and skills in the analysis of public policy problems. Use of policy as an instrument for solving problems. Application to selected fields, for example, environmental policy and urban policy.

Attributes: American Institutions, Core II Social Sciences
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

To offer a course on some special topic not adequately treated in the regular course offerings.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

To offer a course on some special topic not adequately treated in the regular course offerings.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

To offer a course on some special topic not adequately treated in the regular course offerings.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

To offer a course on some special topic not adequately treated in the regular course offerings.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 303 Amer Political Parties3 Credit hours   

Examination of the American party system, its origins, development and characteristics. Emphasis also on party organization, political ambition and recruitment, party impact on public policy, campaigns, elections, and voting behavior.

Attributes: American Institutions
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 307 Public Opinion and Propaganda3 Credit hours   

Study of the processes by which individuals acquire politi- cally relevant information, attitudes, values, and opinions; the consequences of these processes for political stability and conflict; and the linkage of mass opinions to elite be- havior. (Same as Sociology 307)

Attributes: American Institutions
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 311 Issues in Public Policy3 Credit hours   

A course devoted to a special topic of interest in the policy field, such as energy, health care, transportation, environmental concerns, etc.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 333 Intro to Public Administration3 Credit hours   

Introduction to modern theories of administration; the re- lation of administration to the political system and pro- cess; and analysis of administrative organizations and functions, including planning, personnel, and finance.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 376 Bison image  Black Politics3 Credit hours   

Study emphasizing power structures in black communities, dissent and protest, problems and trends, and the uni- queness of black politics as compared with the politics of other ethnic groups.

Attributes: American Institutions, Multicultural
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 381 Am Legislative Process3 Credit hours   

Structure and behavior of American national and state legislative systems; the impact of constituencies, parties, interest groups, interpersonal relations, and other factors on the legislative policymaking process; the role of the legislature as a subsystem in the larger political system; and problems and trends.

Attributes: American Institutions
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 382 Student Legislative Prog1 Credit hour   

One week of intensive legislative observation designed to provide selected students an understanding of the organiza- tion and processes of the West Virginia legislature and its role in the making of public policy.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 383 The American Presidency3 Credit hours   

Study of governmental executives in the American political system, with emphasis on the president, including analysis of constitutional status and powers, recruitment, admini- strative responsibilities, political and legislative leader- ship, accountability, and problems and trends.

Attributes: American Institutions
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 403 Bison image  War and Pop Culture3 Credit hours   

An exploration of evolving depictions of political violence in film, television, graphic novels, video games, and popular music.

Attributes: International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 405 Bison image  UN & Global Organizations3 Credit hours   

Study of world and regional organizations as reflections of world politics, as instruments of foreign policies, and as forces for change and order, with emphasis on their role as channels for management of cooperation and conflict.

Attributes: International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 406 Bison image  International Relations3 Credit hours   

Study of major issues in world politics, with emphasis on theoretical approaches, problems of war and peace, and contemporary trends.

Attributes: International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 407 Bison image  Asian Politics3 Credit hours   

Study of such nations as India, China, Japan, and Korea in the contemporary setting.

Attributes: International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 408 Bison image  Middle Eastern Politics3 Credit hours   

Study of the Arab States and such nations as Israel, Iran, and Turkey in the contemporary setting.

Attributes: International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 409 Bison image  Western Democratic Politics3 Credit hours   

Study of such nations as Canada and those of Western Europe, particularly Great Britian and France.

Attributes: International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 410 Bison image  Post Soviet Politics3 Credit hours   

Study of the politics of Russia and the former Soviet Union. Study of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

Attributes: International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 411 Bison image  Latin American Politics3 Credit hours   

Study of Latin American politics by sectors, such as landed elites, the military, the church, etc. Various styles of governance are considered. Case examples illustrate con- cepts discussed.

Attributes: International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 412 International Political Econ3 Credit hours   

This course will examine the evolution and structure of the global economic system with emphasis on the development of the Liberal International Economic Order.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 415 Bison image  International Law3 Credit hours   

Study of theories, origins, sources, development, present state, and trends of international law as a factor in various aspects of international politics.

Attributes: International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 416 Bison image  Politics of Development3 Credit hours   

A survey of major theories of development and modernization and issues confronting developing nations around the world.

Attributes: International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 417 Homeland Sec and Civ Lib3 Credit hours   

An examination of the policy issues involved in protecting the U.S. homeland from terrorist and other threats, with special attention to the impact such policies have on individual liberties.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 418 American Political Thought II3 Credit hours   

This course is a detailed examination of the philosophical and historical roots of American politics from Reconstruction through the present with emphasis on original texts.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 419 Women and Political Thought3 Credit hours   

This course examines how women were conceptualized in the history of political philosophy and how women then began conceptualizing themselves and their relation to politics.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 420 Bison image  Cur World/Regional Issues3 Credit hours   

An intensive study of specific world or regional problems, such as the politics of world hunger, the role of multi- national corporations, imperialism, Third World Communist movements, etc.

Attributes: International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 421 American Political Thought I3 Credit hours   

This course is a detailed examination of the philosophical and historical roots of American politics from the Colonial era through the Civil War with emphasis on original texts. Study of the development and influence of American Political Thought with an emphasis on the linkage of ideas to political and ecomomic forces.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 422 Bison image  African Political Systems3 Credit hours   

The study of political systems of selected countries, blocs, or regions.

Attributes: International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 423 Bison image  American Foreign Policy3 Credit hours   

The study of descriptive, analytical, and normative aspects of United States foreign policy with emphasis on contempor- ary problems and issues.

Attributes: American Institutions, International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 424 Bison image  Diplomacy3 Credit hours   

Application of the comparative method to foreign policy decision-making and outputs. Comparisons within or between geographic regions.

Attributes: International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 425 Classical Political Thought3 Credit hours   

Selective study of classics of Western political theory from earliest times through the 15th century, such as that of Plato, Aristotle, the Romans, Augustine, and Aquinas.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 426 Modern Political Thought3 Credit hours   

Selective study of classics of Western political theory from the 16th century through the 19th century, such as that of Machiavelli, Bodin, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hume, Burke, Mill, and Marx.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 427 Shapers and Definers3 Credit hours   

A study of political leaders who have shaped and defined the American constitutional tradition.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 428 Bison image  Islam and Politics3 Credit hours   

Study of Islamic political ideas, practices, and institut- ions and their impact on the rise and development of con- temporary Islamic movements, organizations, and states.

Attributes: International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 429 Bison image  Politics of Confl & Rev3 Credit hours   

Study of major theories of conflict and revolution with em- phasis on cross-national explanations and outcomes.

Attributes: International
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 430 Political Ideologies3 Credit hours   

This course examines modern political ideologies including Liberalism, Conservatism, Anarchism, Socialism, Facism, Feminism, and Environmentalism with emphasis on the original texts.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 431 Pol of Global Terrorism3 Credit hours   

An examination of terrorism globally, both in its development and its current manifestations, with attention to its attractions, the difficulties of confronting it, and its implications for democratic society. Draws upon both classic and contemporary sources of politi- cal theory to address basic political issues inherent in public problems.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 432 Nonprofit Management3 Credit hours   

This course examines the principles and applied practices of nonprofit administration including theories of nonprofit formation, fundraising appeals, executive leadership, marketing, budgeting, and strategic management.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 433 Public Adm & Policy Dev3 Credit hours   

Examination of alternative theoretical approaches to the study of policy and administration and their implications for the use of policy to shape administrative practice.

Attributes: American Institutions
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 434 Intel and Covert Ops3 Credit hours   

An introduction to the institutions and processes of the U.S. Intelligence Community, with an emphasis on the vital role of intelligence in national security.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 435 Harry Potter and Pol. Theory3 Credit hours   

Detailed examination of the Harry Potter book series through the lens of various theories and theorists of power, with emphasis on scholarly argumentation and writing.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 436 The American Judiciary3 Credit hours   

Structure and behavior in American national and state judi- cial systems, including analysis of their decision making and policy making functions, their procedures and administ- ration, and problems and trends.

Attributes: American Institutions
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 440 Power in American Society3 Credit hours   

Examination of some of the major theoretical approaches - pluralistic, elitist, etc. - to the study of power. A major concern is the relationship between the distribution of political resources and the performance of political systems. Efforts to transform political systems are exam- ined on the basis of cross-national research.

Attributes: American Institutions
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 442 Politics of Poverty3 Credit hours   

A comparative course examining the political institutional methods states use to assist citizens who are poor, primarily women and children. It also addresses behavioral concerns that shape welfare policy.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 444 Dictatorship & Democracy3 Credit hours   

An investigation of the strengths of democracies relative to dictatorships with regard to such dimensions as economic growth, income equality, health and welfare of citizens and war reductions.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 445 Environmental Politics3 Credit hours   

This course examines multiple prespectives on the relationship between humans and nature, focusing on how particular interpretations of this relationship determine how we translate environmental concerns into political problems.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 446 Politics in History3 Credit hours   

A study of politics as an order shattering, order restructuring force during some of America's most transformative moments.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 450 Administrative Law3 Credit hours   

A study of the basic legal framework of administrative or- ganization, including the problems of administrative dis- cretion, rule-making and adjudication, regulatory agencies, and administrative responsibility in the democratic state.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 452 Public Personnel Admin3 Credit hours   

Survey of Public Personnel Administration with particular attention to various facets of the merit system concept. Psychological and human relations aspects of the work situation and supervisor-subordinate interaction emphasized.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 453 Government Budgetary Admin3 Credit hours   

Study of organization, administration, and accountability in the management of public funds, with emphasis on the political decision-making processes of budget formulation, presentation and execution.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 454 Politics of the Workplace3 Credit hours   

A study of the contributions of the behavioral sciences to the study of organizations with stress on such concepts as leadership, motivation, power conflict, organizational design and decision making.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 460 Civil Rights & Liberties3 Credit hours   

Pre-req: PSC 104 or PSC 104E.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 461 Urban Prob & Pub Policy3 Credit hours   

Study of policy problems of metropolitan areas in terms of structures, alternatives, and outcomes.

Attributes: American Institutions
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 466 Appalachian Politics3 Credit hours   

Explores Appalachia as both a geographical region and a political construct, focusing on how politics shapes regional identity and the region's relationship to the United States.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 478 Politics and Video Games3 Credit hours   

An exploration of the power dynamics and politics at play in video games, the video game industry, and gaming culture.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

To offer a course on some special topic which is not ad- equately treated in the regular course offerings.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

To offer a course on some special topic which is not ad- equately treated in the regular course offerings.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

To offer a course on some special topic which is not ad- equately treated in the regular course offerings.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

To offer a course on some special topic which is not ad- equately treated in the regular course offerings.

Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 484 Constitutional Law3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the principles of American constitutional law and analysis of constitutional issues, emphasizing leading Supreme Court cases.

Pre-req: PSC 104E or PSC 104.

Attributes: American Institutions
Grade Mode: Normal Grading Mode
PSC 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

These numbers are reserved for tutorials, directed and in- dependent readings, directed and independent research, problem reports, etc.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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PSC 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

These numbers are reserved for tutorials, directed and in- dependent readings, directed and independent research, problem reports, etc.

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PSC 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

These numbers are reserved for tutorials, directed and in- dependent readings, directed and independent research, problem reports, etc.

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PSC 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

These numbers are reserved for tutorials, directed and in- dependent readings, directed and independent research, problem reports, etc.

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PSC 489 Seminar in Public Service3 Credit hours   
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PSC 490 Public Service Internship6 Credit hours   
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PSC 499 Bison image  Capstone Experience3 Credit hours   

This course is designed as a culminating experience for seniors. Students will engage in a service learning project that combines scholarly interests with real life skills. Course offered only in Fall Semester. This course is designed to integrate political theory with politics by considering the relevance of political phil- osophy to contemporary political questions. Capstone ex- perience must be completed in the senior year.

Pre-req: PSC 211 with a minimum grade of D.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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