2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 30, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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(FDSC) Food Science

  
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    FDSC 269 - Meat Evaluation and Grading

    2 Credit Hours
    Grading standards for quality and yield. Principles for evaluating beef, pork, and lamb. Application of standards for institutional meat cuts. Practice grading and judging carcasses and cuts. Application of purchase specifications.

  
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    FDSC 341 - Food Engineering

    3 Credit Hours
    Units and dimensions, physical properties, transport processes, fluid flow, heat transfer, thermal and nonthermal preservation processes, refrigeration, freezing, evaporation, psychrometrics, mass transfer, membrane separations, and dehydration.

    Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and one 2-hour lab.
  
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    FDSC 361 - Fresh Meats

    3 Credit Hours
    Basic principles in the conversion of muscle to meat and the factors that contribute to the utilization and marketing of quality fresh meat products.

  
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    FDSC 362 - Manufactured Meat Technology

    3 Credit Hours
    Basic principles of manufacturing value-added meat products.

  
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    FDSC 390 - Food Laws and Regulations

    3 Credit Hours
    A comprehensive examination of the laws and regulations designed to preserve the safety, wholesomeness, and nutritional quality of the United States food supply, and the agencies that enforce them.

    Comment(s): Core courses in food science will serve as an essential basis for understanding of material covered in this course.
  
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    FDSC 410 - Food Chemistry

    3 Credit Hours
    Reactions of water, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, minerals, enzymes, vitamins, and additives in foods.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 110 or 260.
  
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    FDSC 415 - Food Analysis

    4 Credit Hours
    Principles, methods, and techniques for qualitative and quantitative analyses of composition and physical, chemical, and biological properties of food and food ingredients.

    Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours and one 2-hour lab.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 110 or 260.
  
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    FDSC 418 - Honors: Food Chemistry

    3 Credit Hours
    Reactions of water, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, minerals, enzymes, vitamins, and additives in foods.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 110 or 260.
  
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    FDSC 419 - Food Chemistry Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    Interaction of water, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, minerals, enzymes, vitamins, and additives in foods and methods of evaluation of chemical properties of foods.

    Contact Hour Distribution: One 2-hour lab.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): 410 or 418.
  
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    FDSC 421 - Food Microbiology

    3 Credit Hours
    Physical, chemical, and environmental factors moderating growth and survival of foodborne microorganisms. Pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms affecting quality of foods and their control.

    (Same as Microbiology 421.)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Microbiology 210 or Biology 220 and 229.
  
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    FDSC 428 - Honors: Food Microbiology

    3 Credit Hours
    Physical, chemical, and environmental factors moderating growth and survival of foodborne microorganisms. Pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms affecting quality of foods and their control.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Microbiology 210 or Biology 220 and 229.
  
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    FDSC 429 - Food Microbiology Lab

    2 Credit Hours
    Methods for examination, enumeration, cultivation, and identification of foodborne microorganisms.

    (RE) Corequisite(s): 421.
  
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    FDSC 430 - Sensory Evaluation of Food

    3 Credit Hours
    Principles and procedures of sensory evaluation of food, methods of test analyses, physiological, psychological, and environmental factors affecting sensory perception.

    Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
    Recommended Background: A statistics course.
  
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    FDSC 442 - Special Topics In Food Science

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Topics of current concern to the food industry.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.
  
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    FDSC 445 - Applied Food Science

    3 Credit Hours
    Interactions and functions of dairy, egg, cereal, and other plant based ingredients during the production and storage of processed food products.

    Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours lecture and 1 lab.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 100, 241, or consent of instructor; and Food Chemistry (FDSC 410) and Food Microbiology (FDSC 421).
  
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    FDSC 490 - Food Product Development

    3 Credit Hours
    Food Science capstone course. Application of principles of food chemistry, food processing and engineering, food microbiology, food laws and regulations, sensory evaluation, and statistics in the development of a food product concept.

    Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and one 3-hour lab.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 241, 390, 410 or 418, and 421 or 428.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): 430.
    Registration Restriction(s): Only open to food science majors with science concentrations. Minimum student level – senior.
  
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    FDSC 493 - Practical Experience in Food Science

    1-12 Credit Hours
    Field experience in supervised internship in the food industry or relevant supervised experience in food science laboratory-related work. Students may not receive credit for 493 for paid work in the Department of Food Science. Pay for food industry internships is permissible and at the discretion of the industry sponsor.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
  
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    FDSC 495 - Quality Assurance and Sanitation Practices

    3 Credit Hours
    Design and evaluation of an industrial food processing operation to produce safe and high quality food products. Introduction to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Programs.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 410 or 418; and 421 or 428.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – senior.
  
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    FDSC 499 - Undergraduate Research in Food Science

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Experience in research projects under supervision of staff members. Student should make arrangements for research project with instructor prior to enrollment.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

(FINC) Finance (349)

  
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    FINC 300 - Fundamentals of Finance

    3 Credit Hours
    Survey of the basic principles of finance.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Management 201.
    Comment(s): Not for majors in the Haslam College of Business.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – junior.
  
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    FINC 301 - Financial Management

    3 Credit Hours
    Principles of financial management. Investment, financing, and asset management functions of the firm.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): C or better in all the tracking courses – Accounting 200; Economics 211, Economics 213; Communication Studies 210 or 240; English 255 or 295; Management 201; Mathematics 123-125 or 141-142; and Statistics 201 (or honors equivalents).
    Registration Restriction(s): Majors in the Haslam College of Business.
  
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    FINC 307 - Honors: Financial Management

    3 Credit Hours
    Principles of financial management. Investment, financing, and asset management functions of the firm.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Management 207.
    Registration Restriction(s): Admission to the Haslam College of Business’s Smith Global Leadership Scholars Program.
  
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    FINC 402 - Special Topics in Finance

    3 Credit Hours
    Junior- and senior-level finance seminar.

    Repeatability: May be repeated if topic differs. Maximum 6 hours.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 301 or 307 and 420 with grades of C or better.
    Registration Restriction(s): Majors in the Haslam College of Business.
  
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    FINC 420 - Financial Statement Analysis

    3 Credit Hours
    Focus of course is on use of financial information rather than preparation of financial statements. Analysis is from the perspective of key users such as creditors, equity investors, financial analysts, and investment bankers.

    (RE) Corequisite(s): 301 or 307.
    Registration Restriction(s): Majors in the Haslam College of Business.
  
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    FINC 425 - Investment and Portfolio Management

    3 Credit Hours
    Rigorous introduction to the fundamental principles and concepts of the valuation of stock and bonds (financial assets) in competitive and efficient financial markets. Risk and return analysis of portfolios of financial assets, capital market theory, security market theory, financial market microstructure, and professional ethics.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 301 or 307 with grade of C or better.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): 420.
    Registration Restriction(s): Majors in the Haslam College of Business.
  
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    FINC 435 - Financial Markets and Institutions

    3 Credit Hours
    Examine the process of capital formation and allocation, including an evaluation of money and capital markets. Study the theories and mathematics of interest rate determination and characterize the financial services firms which participate in these markets. Review the corporate policies and practices of financial service firms, including management of interest-rate, default, technology, and regulatory risks.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 301 or 307 and 420 with grades of C or better.
    Registration Restriction(s): Majors in the Haslam College of Business.
  
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    FINC 440 - Fixed Income Analysis and Markets

    3 Credit Hours
    Course examines the markets for fixed-income securities and consists of a rigorous treatment of fixed-income securities, markets, and portfolios. Topics include but are not limited to bond pricing, yield measures, duration, convexity, credit risk, bonds with embedded options, and construction of fixed-income portfolios.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 301 or 307, 420, and 425 with grades of C or better.
    Registration Restriction(s): Majors in the Haslam College of Business.
  
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    FINC 445 - Financial Derivatives

    3 Credit Hours
    Different types of derivative financial assets are the focus of this course. Emphasis will be placed on real-world applications of theoretical and conceptual material discussed in this class.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 301 or 307, 420, and 425 with grades of C or better.
    Registration Restriction(s): Majors in the Haslam College of Business.
  
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    FINC 450 - Advanced Capital Budgeting

    3 Credit Hours
    Application of capital budgeting techniques, including cash flow projections, risk analysis, capital rationing, and cost of capital estimation, to complex business situations. Course is designed to incorporate a greater understanding of capital budgeting across various business disciplines.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 301 or 307 and 420 with grades of C or better.
    Registration Restriction(s): Majors in the Haslam College of Business.
  
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    FINC 455 - Financial Management: Theory and Practice

    3 Credit Hours
    Decision-making topics in financial management, including valuation, capital budgeting under uncertainty, cost of capital, capital structure theory, and dividend policy. Major writing requirement.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 420 and 425 with grades of C or better.
    Registration Restriction(s): Majors in the Haslam College of Business.
  
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    FINC 463 - Enterprise Risk Management

    3 Credit Hours
    Measuring and managing risks faced by financial institutions and nonfinancial corporations. Students will engage in hands-on application of Monte Carlo simulation via Excel spreadsheet modeling.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 301 or 307 and 420 with grades of C or better.
  
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    FINC 475 - Insurance and Financial Planning Management

    3 Credit Hours
    Course will cover the basic principles of risk management; insurance; and financial, estate and retirement planning. For students interested, an optional component of the class may include material for property and casualty pre-licensing education.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 301 or 307 and 420 with grades of C or better.
    Registration Restriction(s): Majors in the Haslam College of Business.
  
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    FINC 481 - Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis

    3 Credit Hours
    Explores the utilization of cash flow models to evaluate the financing of and investment in real property. In addition to examining financial feasibility analysis in detail, emphasis is also placed on understanding the factors influencing the dynamics of urban land markets and the government policy issues that must be addressed in urban areas.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 301 or 307 and 420 with grades of C or better.
  
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    FINC 492 - Off-Campus Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Professional internship with practicing professionals under the direction of a faculty member.

    Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours.
    Credit Restriction: Elective credit only.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 301 or 307 with grade of C or better.
    Comment(s): Finance majors only.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    FINC 492N - Off-Campus Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Professional internship with practicing professionals under the direction of a faculty member.

    Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 301 or 307 with grade of C or better.
    Comment(s): Finance majors only.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    FINC 493 - Independent Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Grading Restriction: Letter grade only.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours.
    Comment(s): Finance majors only.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    FINC 494 - Bloomberg Basics

    1 Credit Hours
    This proprietary training course teaches students how to navigate the Bloomberg terminal, download data in Excel, and analyze data in four market sectors: Equities, Fixed Income, Forex, and Commodities. These skills are applicable in future coursework and/or on the job site.

    (RE) Corequisite(s): 301.
  
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    FINC 495 - Investment Fund Management

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Students manage a portfolio(s) of real dollars and have fiduciary responsibility regarding same. Emphasis is on decisions that must be made by and/or for the ultimate investor using analytical tools and empirical evidence. 

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours.
    Comment(s): 3.00 in all upper-division business courses is required. Grade of C or better in Finance 301 is required.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

(FORS) Forestry (396)

  
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    FORS 100 - Forests and Forestry in American Society

    3 Credit Hours
    Introductory course examining the role of forests in shaping American culture and society and exploring the evolution of the forestry profession in North America.

  
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    FORS 214 - Tree Biology

    3 Credit Hours
    An introduction to the anatomy and development of woody plants, their reproduction, growth requirements, and functioning.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Biology 101, 113, or 150.
  
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    FORS 215 - Forest Ecology

    3 Credit Hours
    Ecological interactions among tree species, other plant and animal species, and their environment. Forest ecosystem classification; energy, nutrient, and hydrologic cycles; and site quality. Perturbations and growth, survival and forest composition; forest succession; and fire ecology. Regeneration ecology through establishment and stand dynamics. Physiological ecology, ecological strategies, and adaptations of trees.

    Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries 212.
    Registration Restriction(s): Forestry, wildlife, and fisheries majors.
  
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    FORS 217 - Honors: Tree Biology

    3 Credit Hours
    Students will attend 214 classes with supplementary assignments.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Biology 101, 113, or 150.
  
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    FORS 305 - Prescribed Fire Management

    2 Credit Hours
    Prescribed fire ecology, use, and management in forest stands.

    Grading Restriction: Letter grade only.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries 312.
  
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    FORS 314 - Economics of Forest and Wildland Resources

    2 Credit Hours
    Basic principles of forest resource economics. Microeconomic applications in forestry and non-market valuation and analysis. Financial analyses of private and public forest resource management decisions.

    (DE) Prerequisite(s): Economics 201.
  
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    FORS 317 - Honors: Economics of Forest and Wildland Resources

    2 Credit Hours
    Students will attend 314 classes with supplementary assignments.

    (DE) Prerequisite(s): Economics 201.
  
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    FORS 321 - Wildland Recreation

    3 Credit Hours
    Philosophical foundation of recreation. Planning, development, and management of forest recreation resources. Interpretation of forest resources.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (WC)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): English 102, 132, 290, or 298.
  
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    FORS 322 - Silvicultural Practices

    3 Credit Hours
    Application of silvicultural techniques and tree improvement. Use of herbicides and fire management.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries 312.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): 305 and 323.
  
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    FORS 323 - People and Forest Practices

    1 Credit Hours
    Examination of how people, institutions, and society at large affect and are affected by forest management practices. Case studies and field applications will concentrate on the wide variety of linkages that exist in society among people and forests. Application of basic skills of collaborative problem solving will be emphasized. Overnight field trips are required.

    Grading Restriction: Letter grade only.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): 305 and 322.
  
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    FORS 327 - Honors: Wildland Recreation

    3 Credit Hours
    Students will attend 321 classes with supplementary assignments.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (WC)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): English 102, 132, 290, or 298.
  
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    FORS 329 - Forest Resource Inventory

    3 Credit Hours
    Tree, log, and lumber scaling and grading. Land inventory and stand mapping. Volume estimation.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries 313.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): 323.
  
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    FORS 331 - Wood Science

    2 Credit Hours
    A survey of the anatomy, properties, applications, and impacts of wood materials. Includes training in wood identification. Recommended for foresters, engineers, architects, materials scientists, and anyone with an interest in this important natural resource.

  
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    FORS 332 - Forest Products Industry

    1 Credit Hours
    An overview of the many steps in wood products manufacturing, from forest harvest to finished products. Includes visits to industrial facilities.

    (RE) Corequisite(s): 331.
  
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    FORS 335 - Principles of Urban Forestry

    3 Credit Hours
    Introductory course covers the history of the urban forest, benefits and costs of urban forests, tree biology, urban soil, urban forestry planning and management, urban forestry and public policy, and public works.

  
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    FORS 337 - Honors: Wood Properties and Uses

    2 Credit Hours
    Students will attend 331 classes with supplementary assignments.

    (DE) Prerequisite(s): Biology 112.
    (RE) Corequisite(s): 332.
  
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    FORS 345 - Practical Arboriculture

    3 Credit Hours
    Students will be exposed to modern hands-on techniques in arboriculture that will demonstrate real-world situations and teach students to respond appropriately. Techniques covered will include climbing, cabling, bracing, and pruning.

  
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    FORS 411 - Principles of Wood Procurement and Forest Operations

    2 Credit Hours
    An introduction to wood procurement, forest road building, and harvest planning. Topics will include different procurement methods, financial and resource assessment, negotiation skills, and legal requirements of wood procurement; basic forest hydrology and road construction concepts; and harvest technology and planning.

  
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    FORS 414 - Tree Physiology

    3 Credit Hours
    Tree structure, growth, development, function, and how these are related to the environment and to cultural practices. Influence of environmental variables on plant growth and distribution. Effects of forest management practices on growth and function.

    Credit Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both 414 and 514.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Forestry 214 or Biology 114.
  
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    FORS 420 - Forest Resource Management

    3 Credit Hours
    Introduction to forest-level management concepts from an economic perspective. Harvest determination; goal setting under multiple-use concepts; taxes; classical approaches to regulation, linear programming and harvest scheduling; and goal programming.

  
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    FORS 422 - Forest and Wildland Resource Policy

    3 Credit Hours
    Policy formulation and criteria for policy determination. Forest and wildland law and regulation. Theory of conflict resolution. Formal and informal resolution.

    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – senior.
  
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    FORS 423 - Wildland Recreation Planning and Management

    3 Credit Hours
    Planning processes, master and site planning, and site design projects. Management strategies and methods of visitor and recreation site management. Case studies. Weekend field trips may be required.

    Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
  
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    FORS 427 - Honors: Forest Resource Management

    3 Credit Hours
    Students will attend 420 classes with supplementary assignments.

  
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    FORS 433 - Urbanization and Urban Soils

    1 Credit Hours
    Course will cover the below-ground factors that affect tree establishment and survival in urban areas, specifically addressing the importance of soil structure, density, pH, water availability, and chemical properties (i.e. minerals, CEC).

  
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    FORS 435 - Trees and the Law

    3 Credit Hours
    Course will evaluate tree law cases in the United States, focusing primarily on tree problems between private neighbors, government, and public utilities.

  
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    FORS 492 - Practicum in Forestry

    1-6 Credit Hours
    Supervised experience at departmental-approved employment location.

    Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – junior.
  
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    FORS 493 - Independent Study in Forestry

    1-15 Credit Hours
    Special research or individual problem in forestry.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.
    Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
  
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    FORS 495 - Internship in Wildland Recreation

    1-6 Credit Hours
    A highly-structured field experience guided by specific learning objectives. Students earn one credit per two weeks of full-time field experience. The student is responsible for field placement. Must be pre-approved by the instructor and the field supervisor.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – junior.
  
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    FORS 496 - Internship in Forestry

    1-6 Credit Hours
    Supervised experience at departmental-approved employment location arranged by the student. Students earn one credit per two weeks of full-time field experience. Internship learning objectives must be pre-approved by the advisor/instructor and the field supervisor. Daily log, supervisor evaluations, and final report required.

    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – junior.

(FREN) French (405)

  
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    FREN 111 - Elementary French I

    3 Credit Hours
    Introduction to French.

    Grading Restriction: A, B, C, No Credit grading only.
    Credit Restriction: Not available to students eligible for 150 or higher.
  
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    FREN 112 - Elementary French II

    3 Credit Hours
    Introduction to French.

    Grading Restriction: A, B, C, No Credit grading only.
    Credit Restriction: Not available to students eligible for 150.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 111 with grade of C or better or placement score between 200 and 249.
  
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    FREN 123 - Intensive Elementary French

    6 Credit Hours
    Introduction to French.

    Grading Restriction: A, B, C, No Credit grading only.
    Credit Restriction: Not available to students eligible for 150 or higher.
    Comment(s): This course is equivalent to 111 and 112.
  
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    FREN 150 - Intermediate French Transition

    3 Credit Hours
    This course is designed to prepare students for enrollment in 211.

    Grading Restriction: A, B, C, No Credit grading only.
    Credit Restriction: For elective credit only. Since 150 is a review of elementary French, students who receive credit in this course may not also receive credit for any other 100-level French course and, therefore, also forfeit the 6 hours of elementary language credit awarded through placement examination.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Placement score between 150 and 199.
  
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    FREN 211 - Intermediate French I

    3 Credit Hours
    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (CC)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 112 or 123 or 150 with grade of C or better or placement score between 250 and 299.
    Comment(s): Students who place in 200-level courses from high school will receive 6 hours of elementary French credit.
  
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    FREN 212 - Intermediate French II

    3 Credit Hours
    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (CC)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 211 or placement score between 375 and 449.
    Comment(s): Students who place in 200-level courses from high school will receive 6 hours of elementary French credit.
  
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    FREN 217 - Honors: Intermediate French I

    3 Credit Hours
    For students of superior ability in French. Students follow enriched program with emphasis on speaking ability and reading, including literary selections.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (CC)
    Comment(s): Departmental placement test required.
  
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    FREN 218 - Honors: Intermediate French II

    3 Credit Hours
    For students of superior ability in French. Students follow enriched program with emphasis on speaking ability and reading, including literary selections.

    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (CC)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 217 or departmental placement test.
    Comment(s): Students with a grade of A in 211 may enter 218 with permission of instructor.
  
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    FREN 223 - Intensive Intermediate French

    6 Credit Hours
    Satisfies General Education Requirement: (CC)
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 112 or 123 or 150 with grade of C or better or placement score between 250 and 299.
    Comment(s): Students who place in 200-level courses from high school will receive 6 hours of elementary French credit. This course is equivalent to 211 and 212.
  
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    FREN 302 - Elements of French for Upper-Division and Graduate Students

    3 Credit Hours
    Elements of language, elementary and advanced readings.

    Grading Restriction: No auditors.
    Credit Restriction: No credit for students who have completed 111-112 or equivalent.
    Comment(s): Open to graduate students (for undergraduate credit) preparing for language examinations and upper-division students desiring reading knowledge of the language.
  
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    FREN 333 - Intermediate Composition and Grammar

    3 Credit Hours
    Emphasizes writing skills. Review of major grammatical points in French.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 212 or 218 or 223 or placement score higher than 500.
  
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    FREN 334 - Intermediate Conversation and Phonetics

    3 Credit Hours
    Emphasizes speaking skills, especially pronunciation. Further review of French grammar.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 333 or placement score higher than 500.
  
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    FREN 345 - French for Business

    3 Credit Hours
    Contemporary French language as it applies to business transactions. Understanding and composing business letters. Oral communication and elements of French culture related to good business practices.

    Credit Restriction: Either 334 or 345 may be applied toward the major, but not both.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 333.
  
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    FREN 353 - Introduction to Literary Analysis in French

    3 Credit Hours
    Introduction to close reading and analysis of literary texts written in French. Works from a variety of periods and genres. Writing-emphasis course.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 333.
  
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    FREN 400 - Consecutive and Simultaneous French-English and English-French Translation

    3 Credit Hours
    Consecutive translation to and from English. Introduction to simultaneous translation to English.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 333.
  
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    FREN 410 - Topics in Medieval/Early Modern French Literature

    3 Credit Hours
    Close reading and analysis of literary texts from the Medieval/early modern periods. Writing-emphasis course.

    (Same as Medieval and Renaissance Studies 410.)
    Repeatability: May be repeated if topic differs. Maximum 6 hours.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 353.
  
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    FREN 415 - Topics in Modern French and Francophone Literature

    3 Credit Hours
    Close reading and analysis of modern and contemporary literary texts in French. Writing-emphasis course.

    Repeatability: May be repeated if topic differs. Maximum 6 hours.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 353.
  
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    FREN 420 - French Cinema

    3 Credit Hours
    The French cinema from its earliest days to the present; introduction to Francophone film. Taught in English. Films in French with English subtitles. Writing-emphasis course.

    (Same as Cinema Studies 420.)
    Comment(s): Open to non-majors. Credit toward a major or minor in French available with additional reading and writing in French to students who have completed 353 or the equivalent.
  
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    FREN 421 - Phonetics

    3 Credit Hours
    Foundation in the science of phonetics. Practical exercises and individual performance.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 333.
  
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    FREN 422 - Advanced Grammar

    3 Credit Hours
    Improving one’s written French by studying basic and more refined structures of the French language. Writing creative free-style compositions. Writing-emphasis course.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 334 and 353.
  
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    FREN 425 - Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics

    3 Credit Hours
    Introduction to concepts and methods of modern linguistics with an emphasis on analyzing the structure of human language. Provides a strong grounding in techniques of linguistic analysis in the subfields of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics. Writing-emphasis course.

    (Same as German 425; Linguistics 425; Russian 425; Spanish 425.)
    Recommended Background: Linguistics 200.
  
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    FREN 426 - Topics in Linguistics Research Methods

    3 Credit Hours
    (Same as German 426; Linguistics 426; Russian 426; Spanish 426.)
  
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    FREN 430 - Theatrical French

    4 Credit Hours
    Comprehensive introduction to dramatic texts, performance, and theatrical production in French. Students collaborate in the creative staging of a French play and they actively participate in its public performance. May be applied toward the major as a literature course. Writing-emphasis course.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 353.
  
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    FREN 431 - Highlights of French Civilization

    3 Credit Hours
    Survey of French civilization from the Gauls to World War II. Writing-emphasis course.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 353.
  
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    FREN 432 - Contemporary French Culture

    3 Credit Hours
    Current French cultural issues placed in historical perspective with a comparative emphasis. Writing-emphasis course.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 353.
  
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    FREN 433 - French and Francophone Women Writers

    3 Credit Hours
    Works by women writing in French from the Middle Ages to the present, considered in the context of French and Anglophone gender theory. Writing-emphasis course.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 353.
  
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    FREN 440 - Capstone Experience in French

    3 Credit Hours
    Synthesizing senior colloquium and tutorial in which students reflect on the raison d’être of the discipline from a multidimensional point of view. Writing-emphasis course.

    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 9 hours of course work in French at the 400 level or permission of department.
    Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – senior.
  
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    FREN 450 - Special Topics

    3 Credit Hours
    Selected topics in French studies.

    Repeatability: May be repeated if topic differs. Maximum 9 hours.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): 353.
  
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    FREN 490 - Internship

    1-15 Credit Hours
    Career-related experiences in the United States or abroad.

    Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.
    Registration Restriction(s): French major/language and world business concentration.
  
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    FREN 491 - Foreign Study

    1-15 Credit Hours
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.
    Registration Permission: Consent of program chair.
  
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    FREN 492 - Off-Campus Study

    1-15 Credit Hours
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.
    Registration Permission: Consent of program chair.
  
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    FREN 493 - Independent Study

    1-15 Credit Hours
    Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.
    Registration Permission: Consent of program chair.

(FWF) Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries (398)

  
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    FWF 212 - Dendrology and Silvics of North American Trees

    3 Credit Hours
    Identification, classification, and nomenclature of important North American trees and woody shrubs. Forest associations. Silvicultural characteristics of trees and stands as the basis for the practice of silviculture. Day field trips may be required.

    Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
    (RE) Prerequisite(s): Biology 101 and 102 or Biology 113, 114, and 115 or Biology 150, 159 and 160.
    Registration Restriction(s): Forestry, wildlife, and fisheries majors.
 

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