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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 
  
  • CS 5800 - Theory of Computation II: Formal Languages


    An introduction to the theory of computation emphasizing grammars and computational complexity.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: CS 4800.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • CS 5810 - Compiler Design and Implementation


    Students are introduced to major aspects of compiler design. These include lexical analysis, parsing, and translation. Each student will implement a small compiler using modern compiler writing tools.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: CS 4850 or CS 5800.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • CS 5820 - Artificial Intelligence


    This course provides an overview of artificial intelligence including basic A. I. techniques and concepts, e.g., production systems, heuristic searching techniques, knowledge representation, predicate calculus, and pattern recognition. It introduces A. I. application areas such as game playing, expert systems, vision, natural language processing, and learning.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: CS 3310.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • CS 5950 - Advanced Topics in Computer and Information Science


    The content of this course varies. It is intended to introduce the student to advanced topics which are normally offered as separate courses. The course may be taken more than once with approval of the student’s advisor.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Approval of Department.

    Credits: 1 to 3 hours

  
  • CS 5990 - Independent Study in Computer Science


    Advanced students with good scholastic records may elect to pursue independently the study of some topic of special interest. Topics are chosen and arrangements are made to suit the needs of each particular student.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Written approval of instructor.

    Credits: 1 to 3 hours

  
  • CTA 5000 - Introduction to Drug and Device Development


    This course introduces the student to the pharmaceutical and medical device industry and the process of drug and device development. Drug Development Phases I-IV are discussed. Preclinical (animal) research, regulatory requirements, are reviewed along with the content of the Investigational New Drug Application (INDA), the New Drug Application (NDA), Pre-Market Approval (PMA), and the Marketing Authorization Application (international). The roles of the Investigator, Study Coordinator, Sponsor, and Monitor are discussed. Students are exposed to the skills necessary to function as a mid-level research employee.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • CTA 5100 - Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development


    This course provides an overview of pharmacology, highlighting pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, both of which are necessary to understand new drug discovery and development. A review of selected therapeutic areas will be reviewed, including oncology, cardiovascular, central nervous system, and anti-infectives.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • CTA 5200 - Clinical Trial Design and Statistical Concepts


    The course is designed to allow the student to develop an understanding of the use and importance of statistics in drug development. This course will teach the fundamental statistical concepts used in the design, analysis and regulatory review of clinical studies and drug dossiers. It will provide an understanding of the basic statistical theory used in the interpretation of clinical trial efficacy and safety results. It will give the student an understanding of the statistical requirements applied by regulatory agencies in their review processes.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • CTA 5300 - Clinical Study Administration I


    This course covers the planning, development, implementation and management of clinical trials. Topics include regulations, protocol development, case report form design, clinical data management operation, writing and conducting informed consent, Institutional Review Boards, contracting, budget development, selection and evaluation of research sites and activities required for implementation of a clinical trial.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: CTA 5000.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • CTA 5400 - Clinical Study Administration II


    The course builds on the content of Clinical Study Administration I and presents the steps necessary to initiate, monitor, and close clinical trials within the context of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, Canadian Health Protection Branch regulations, and International Conference on Harmonization guidelines for Good Clinical Practices. Topics include: study monitoring, source document review, drug and device distribution and accounting, data correction and management, adverse event reporting, auditing and preparing for FDA inspection, Data review and summaization and final study reports.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: CTA 5300.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • CTA 5500 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Clinical Research


    Generally, biomedical professionals are expected to learn the high standards of their chosen profession by example and experience. In the area of clinical trials that involve human volunteers, the assimilation of ethical standards cannot be left to chance. Personnel involved in clinical trials must balance the dual goals of scientific merit and ethical acceptability. Ethical principles (respect for autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence, justice), and other ethical concerns (privacy, confidentiality, compassion, relationships among patients and professionals) are studied and applied to contemporary problems in medicine and clinical research. This course is designed to be practical, incorporating the use of case studies that illustrate problems arising in the design and conduct of research trials.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • CTE 3050 - Career and Employability Skills


    Intensive investigation of career and employability skills in Career and Technical Education. Included are the concepts required to develop skills and behaviors that will prepare students for the world of work. This course is approved as a writing-intensive course which fulfils the baccalaureate-level writing requirement of the student’s curriculum.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • CTE 3460 - Education Skills for Non-school Practitioners


    Analysis of the teaching/learning process for professionals employed in non-school settings. Included are communication and education skills, interviewing and counseling techniques, teaching methods and evaluation strategies.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: FCS 2600.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • CTE 3480 - Student Assessment and Management


    This course is designed to prepare students for the responsibilities of classroom instruction. Emphasis is placed on student classroom management, assessment, and evaluation strategies. Requires a minimum of one (1) day per week participating in a classroom.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: CTE 5420 and 3440.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Notes: May be taken concurrently with ED 305.
  
  • CTE 4100 - Seminar in Education


    The seminar will be directly related to the student intern’s teaching experiences within the field of career and technical education. The seminar will further the student’s practical understanding of important facets of the art and science of teaching including creating a productive learning environment, advancing student learning in subject matter areas and workplace readiness while improving teaching practice through professional development and outreach with business, professional, family, and community partners. The seminar will be designed to develop reflective practitioners through the use of discussion, learning journals, and the development of a professional teaching portfolio. Must be taken concurrently with CTE 4750.

    Credits: 2 hours

  
  • CTE 4750 - Intern Teaching in CTE


    This course represents the final field experience of the student’s curriculum during which an application of all knowledge and skills acquired is facilitated. Through the experiences provided in this course, students develop the skills and knowledge necessary for certification as a career and technical education teacher in the state of Michigan. Must be taken concurrently with CTE 4100.

    Credits: 10 hours

  
  • CTE 5100 - Special Populations in Career and Technical Education


    Special populations enrolled in career and technical education programs and the identification of appropriate teaching strategies, materials, and support services for effective teaching and learning.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • CTE 5120 - Principles of Career and Technical Education


    Explanation, identification, investigation of the history, philosophy, principles, programs, and services in career and technical education.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • CTE 5130 - Teaching Methods in Career and Technical Education


    Analysis and methods of organizing instruction in career and technical education. Included is a review of instructional theory and practice in career and technical education, the development of lesson plans, the selection and use of instructional methods, and the presentation of content using various methods of delivery.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: Minimum of 26 hours completed.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • CTE 5140 - Workshop in Career and Technical Education


    Investigation, research, and development of a particular topic or area of interest for career and technical education. Students may enroll for more than one topic, but in each topic only once, to a maximum of three credit hours.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Vocational Certification or consent.

    Credits: 1 to 3 hours

  
  • CTE 5150 - Grant Writing for Career and Technical Educators


    Analysis of the grant writing process, including the identification of a sponsor, development of an idea and plan, and completion of a proposal.

    Credits: 2 to 3 hours

  
  • CTE 5420 - Curriculum Development in CTE


    Principles of analyzing, selecting, and arranging curriculum for instructional purposes in career and technical education.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: Minimum of 26 hours completed.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • CTE 5430 - Work-site Based Education Programs


    Study of work-site based education programs, including the organization and establishment of training programs, supervision of trainees on the job, and development of individual training plans and programs. Emphasis on establishing working relationships between school, business, and the community, including cooperative education, work experience, apprenticeship, work-study, and work exploration programs for career and technical education.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • DANC 1000 - Freshman Performance Class


    Workshops and experiences related to performance including audition and performance skills, rehearsal etiquette, make-up and hair design, and an introduction to critical evaluation skills for dance. Course culminates in performance in the final dances choreographed by DANC 3800 students.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites:  Dance majors or minor.

    Credits: 1 hour

    When Offered: Fall
  
  • DANC 1010 - Beginning Ballet


    Elementary ballet technique for the general student. The emphasis is placed on line, control, alignment and musicality. Students will learn elementary combinations utilizing fundamental classical ballet vocabulary.

    Credits: 2 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 1020 - Beginning Jazz


    Elementary jazz technique for the general student. Rhythmical integration of isolated movements with emphasis on dynamics, style and performance is stressed.

    Credits: 2 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 1030 - Beginning Modern


    Elementary modern technique for the general student. The emphasis is placed on body integration, locomotor skills, dynamic variety, and musicality.

    Credits: 2 hours

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 1040 - Beginning Tap


    Elementary tap technique for the general student, emphasizing the basic terminology as well as an investigation of rhythm and improvisation as audibly produced by the feet. Some turns and stylized arm movements may be included.

    Credits: 2 hours

    When Offered: Fall
  
  • DANC 1100 - Ballet Technique I


    An introduction to the art of ballet, designed for dance majors and minors, primarily concerned with development of ballet technique. Emphasis is placed on basic ballet movement sequences and patterns used to develop control, balance, alignment, musicality, strength and vocabulary at the elementary level. Students will continue in DANC 1100 until advanced to DANC 2100 by the instructor.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 2 hours

    Notes: Repeatable for credit.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 1140 - Digital Media in the Arts


    This course will introduce students in Dance to the audio, graphics, video and other digital tools used by professionals in the arts. All instruction will be delivered on-line, and students must have a WMU email account before the first class of the semester. Course assignments will be comprised primarily of projects created in the various open computer labs within the College of Fine Arts. The course will be graded on a Credit/no Credit basis. Open only to majors in the Department of Dance. This course will fulfill the College of Fine Arts’ computer literacy graduation requirement.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • DANC 1200 - Jazz Technique I


    An introduction to the art of jazz dance, designed for dance majors and minors, primarily concerned with development of technique. The emphasis is placed on alignment, movement isolation, rhythmic awareness, basic vocabulary and both percussive and free-flow combinations. Students will continue in DANC 1200 until advanced to DANC 2200 by the instructor.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 2 hours

    Notes: Repeatable for credit.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 1210 - Roots of Jazz


    An introduction to the basis for the development of contemporary jazz dance forms through exposure to African dance forms and 20th Century American vernacular dance. Students will explore these forms and their interrelationships to contemporary jazz dance styles through movement explorations, videotapes, historical readings, and discussions. Emphasis will be placed on rhythm, syncopation, movement isolation, and improvisation. Live accompaniment and historic music recordings will be used for classes. Required for dance majors. Recommended for dance minors and music theatre performance majors. Not repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 2 hours

  
  • DANC 1250 - Special Studies in Introductory Dance Technique


    A study of areas in introductory dance technique not included in regularly scheduled courses. Examples of possible topics include: African-American Dance, Music Theatre Dance Styles, Dance Technique Skill Building, Men’s Ballet, and World Dance Forms. Repeatable for credit up to 6 hours.

    Credits: 1 to 6 hours

    Notes:
  
  • DANC 1300 - Modern Technique I


    An introduction to the art of modern dance, designed for dance majors and minors, primarily concerned with development of technique. The emphasis is placed on alignment, range of movement, dynamic quality, rhythmic accuracy and the application of kinesiological principles. Students will continue in DANC 1300 until advanced to DANCE 2300 by the instructor.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 2 hours

    Notes: Repeatable for credit.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 1450 - Experiencing Dance


    An introduction to the art of dance through historical and multicultural perspectives including direct experiences in the studio and viewing of live and recorded performances. Readings, lectures, videos/films, discussions, writings, and movement classes will be used to introduce the student to: non-Western dance, ballet, modern, jazz, tap and other theatrical dance forms. The course also addresses training in dance, the development of movement vocabulary, and the creative process from literal and metaphorical perspectives. Activities are designed to stimulate the perception and enjoyment of dance on a kinesthetic, musical and visual level. 

    Credits: 3 hours

    Notes: The course meets Area I, Fine Arts, General Education requirement.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 1480 - Direct Encounter with the Arts


    A course that uses a direct approach to introduce students to their cultural world by guiding them through first-hand experiences in a number of arts: cinema, photography, theater, sculpture, music, poetry, dance, and architecture. Classroom discussions are held following the students’ participation in the various art events scheduled each semester, with students expected to write journals or response papers about the major events of the course. There will be a course charge in lieu of textbooks. Cross-listed with ART 1480, MUS 1480, THEA 1480. May be taken only once from College of Fine Arts Departments.

    Credits: 4 hours

  
  • DANC 1800 - The Creative Choreographer


    A practical experience focusing on the choreographer’s creative process for solo dances. Emphasis will be placed on identifying, selecting and utilizing a variety of source material through use of critical evaluation skills for dance, use of choreographic devices, use of improvisation for generating movement, creating meaning through the use of time, space, energy/force, and weight, and creation of a written personal artistic statement.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • DANC 1810 - Dance Improvisation


    Exploration of movement through spontaneous problem-solving. The course is designed to evoke the student’s creative individuality and sense of ensemble.

    Credits: 1 hour

    When Offered: Spring
  
  • DANC 1850 - Music Fundamentals for Dancers


    Designed for the novice in music, the course places emphasis on rhythmic skills, but also teaches basic concepts of notation, clefs, scales, key signatures, intervals and triads. The rhythm work begins with reading of simple and compound meters and progresses through complex syncopations and polyrhythmic exercises. Students will be able to read and perform rhythmic patterns using a variety of percussion instruments. Additionally, students will be introduced to formal concepts in music such as phrase, period, cadence and abstract formal designs.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Dance majors and minors only.

    Credits: 2 hours

    When Offered: Fall
  
  • DANC 1950 - Introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals(SM)


    This course introduces Irmgard Bartenieff’s theories of functional movement. Through practice students will explore major Fundamentals concepts such as body connections, sequencing, movement initiation, mobility/stability and spatial intent. Students will also learn the “Basic Six,” a series of movement sequences which are distillations of Bartenieff’s theories.

    Credits: 1 hour

  
  • DANC 1960 - Conditioning for Dancers


    An introduction to the principles of physical conditioning with a focus on specific application of the information to individual needs and capacities. The course covers methods of building strength, flexibility and cardiorespiratory endurance as a means of enhancing dance performance, including instruction on equipment such as rotator disks, Therabands, and the Current Concepts Reformer utilizing the Dancer SpecificTM technique. This course, in combination with DANC 2950, meets the Area VIII Health and Well-being General Education requirement for dance majors.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Dance majors and minors.

    Credits: 2 hours

  
  • DANC 2100 - Ballet Technique II


    A development of ballet technique continued from DANC 1100. Emphasis is placed in challenging movement sequences used to increase strength, flexibility, musicality, port de bras and vocabulary at the intermediate level. Students will continue in DANC 2100 until advanced to DANC 3100 by the instructor.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 2 hours

    Notes: Repeatable for credit.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 2200 - Jazz Technique II


    A development of jazz technique at the intermediate level. Emphasis is on lyrical integration of isolated movements, sequential combinations involving multiple turns, and skills in performance and quick study. Students will continue in DANC 2200 until advanced to DANC 3200 by the instructor.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 2 hours

    Notes: Repeatable for credit.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 2250 - Special Studies in Intermediate Dance Technique


    A study of areas in intermediate dance technique not included in regularly scheduled courses. Examples of possible topics include: Jazz Skill Building, Repertory, Intermediate Tap, and Contact Improvisation. Repeatable for credit up to 6 hours.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 1 to 6 hours

  
  • DANC 2300 - Modern Technique II


    A development of modern technique at the intermediate level. Emphasis is on quick study skills and movement which has contrasting dynamic qualities, varying rhythmic patterns and spatial complexity. Students will continue in DANC 2300 until advanced to DANC 3300 by the instructor.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 2 hours

    Notes: Repeatable for credit.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 2450 - Ballet History


    A survey of the historical development of ballet. Course content includes: roots in 16th century European peasant and court dance forms; refinement and reform in the 17th and 18th centuries; romantic and classic periods in the 19th century; and trends of the 20th century, including modernism, neo-classicism and the influences of other dance forms.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Restrictions: Sophmore standing and Dance major/minor only.

    When Offered: Spring
  
  • DANC 2800 - Choreographing for a New Millennium


    A practical experience focusing on the choreographer’s creative process for duet and group forms, and the application of technology to choreography. Emphasis will be placed in choreography for/with/of the camera, including commercial work, site specific study, telematic choreography, the software choreography program, Life Forms, and other new technologies that may develop.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in DANC 1800 and DANC 1850.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • DANC 2850 - Musical Style and Form for Dancers


    The course surveys composers and musical style from the Renaissance through the twentieth century. There will be an emphasis on the chief stylistic characteristics of the major composers of each period, and discussion of the particular compositions in relation to their suitability for choreographic treatment. Score-reading is an important aspect of the course.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in DANC 1850.

    Credits: 2 hours

    When Offered: Spring
  
  • DANC 2900 - Dance in the Elementary School


    This course covers the principles, materials, and techniques of teaching creative movement and dance activities to elementary school children as they can be applied in various learning environments. Lecture, observation, and laboratory experiences are provided.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • DANC 2950 - Introduction to Dance Science and Kinesiology


    An introduction to the field of Dance Science for dance majors. Emphasis is placed on anatomical analysis, conditioning principles and injury prevention, with special attention given to application of information to technique class, rehearsal, choreography and individual anomalies. This course, in combination with DANC 1960, meets the Area VIII Health and Well-being General Education requirement for dance majors.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • DANC 2960 - Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis


    An overview of the theoretical framework and language for describing movement which was developed by Rudolf von Laban. This course includes the history of the development of Laban Movement Analysis, motif writing, and discussion and practice of the theories of Effort, Space, Shape and their relationship to Bartenieff FundamentalsSM.

    Credits: 2 hours

  
  • DANC 3100 - Ballet Technique III


    Ballet technique for the advanced/pre-professional student. Emphasis is placed on complex and sophisticated movement sequences used to develop strength, flexibility, endurance, artistry and vocabulary at the advanced level.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 2 hours

    Notes: Repeatable for credit.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 3200 - Jazz Technique III


    Jazz technique at the advanced/pre-professional level with work on quick-study and theatrical skill. Combinations will address a variety of jazz styles and develop the student’s own dynamic style.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 2 hours

    Notes: Repeatable for credit.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 3250 - Special Studies in Dance Theory


    A study of areas of dance theory not included in existing courses. Examples of possible topics include: writing and criticism; costuming; make-up; technology (e.g., audio and video techniques; computer applications for music, lighting design, notation or choreography); and dance for the exceptional student. May be offered with a visiting instructor or artist-in-residence. Repeatable for credit up to 6 hours.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 1 to 6 hours

  
  • DANC 3300 - Modern Technique III


    Technique for the advanced/pre-professional student in the modern idiom. Emphasis is placed on the ability to quickly analyze and skillfully reproduce complex movement combinations within the technique. Performance skills are emphasized throughout the course.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 2 hours

    Notes: Repeatable for credit.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 3450 - Twentieth Century American Dance


    A survey of the purposes, functions, and manifestations of American dance forms the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Relationships are examined between dance and general cultural developments in the United States in each decade of this century. Topics covered include: the forerunners and pioneers of modern dance; avante-garde and post-modernists; and artists of jazz, tap, Broadway, movies, and the current media. Students will write several short papers and prepare a research paper. Examinations will emphasize essay writing.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Restrictions: Junior standing and Dance major/minor only.

    Notes: This course is approved as a writing-intensive course which may fulfill the baccalaureate-level writing requirement of the student’s curriculum.
    When Offered: Fall
  
  • DANC 3800 - The Choreographer in the Community


    A practical experience focusing on the choreographer’s creative process for advanced choreographic work. Emphasis includes writing descriptive statements for thesis and grant proposals for choreographic work, running auditions and rehearsals, developing leadership/collaborative styles and articulating artistic visions. Focus is on complex group forms and devices as well as development and structuring of sophisticated choreographic works.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in DANC 2800.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Fall
  
  • DANC 3890 - Lighting and Staging for Dance


    An introduction to dance production from a lighting and staging viewpoint. Course content includes: stage equipment and terminology; stage management; lighting instruments, distribution, and color; and lighting control via both manual and computer lighting boards. Students will have hands-on experience in producing dance concerts through crew assignments completed outside of class, including hanging crew, running crew, and striking crew. The culminating assignment for the course is designing and executing lighting for a dance.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 2 hours

    When Offered: Spring
  
  • DANC 4000 - Practicum


    An individual approach to a practical field experience in dance. The student must file an approved application for his/her project with the dance academic advisor prior to registration for the course. Through reading and practice, the student will have an opportunity to explore a topic of interest in dance.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 1 to 4 hours

    Notes: Repeatable for credit up to 4 hours.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 4100 - Supplemental Ballet Technique


    Advanced ballet technique for the upper-level dance major.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: Dance major or minor with Junior standing and advisor approval.

    Credits: 1 hour

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 4200 - Supplemental Jazz Technique


    Advanced jazz technique for the upper-level dance major.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites:  Dance major or minor with Junior standing and advisor approval.

    Credits: 1 hour

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 4250 - Advanced Technique


    A study of areas in advanced dance technique not included in regularly scheduled courses. Examples of possible topics include: Pointe and Variation, Partnering, Advanced Tap, and Senior Technique. Repeatable for credit up to 6 hours.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 1 to 6 hours

  
  • DANC 4300 - Supplemental Modern Technique


    Advanced modern technique for the upper-level dance major.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: Dance major or minor with Junior standing and advisor approval.

    Credits: 1 hour

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 4400 - Teaching Dance Technique


    This course is designed to develop the skills to teach introductory ballet, jazz and modern dance techniques to children and adults in both academic and private studio environments. Topics will include developing creative teaching skills, methods of class preparation, ways of communicating and correcting, preparing age-appropriate material, choosing music, use of imagery and issues of body image for dance students.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Dance major only and Junior standing.

    Credits: 2 hours

    When Offered: Fall
  
  • DANC 4450 - Senior Seminar


    An exploration of current trends, literature and developments in dance in a seminar format. Students will discuss, compare and analyze ideas generated by assigned readings, as well as their work on capstone projects.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Dance major only and Senior standing.

    Credits: 1 hours

    When Offered: Fall
  
  • DANC 4600 - Performance


    An experience in student or faculty choreographed dance works, in fully produced projects not encompassed in specific dance courses. Application with approval of the dance advisor, the faculty evaluator, and the department chair, must be completed and submitted to the dance advisor at least one month prior to performance. Registration occurs after performance has been completed.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 1 - 6 hours

    Notes: Repeatable for credit up to 6 hours.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 4650 - Dance Ensemble


    An experience in a performing ensemble which provides one or more of the following: master classes, residencies, lecture-demonstrations, and concerts in various dance styles in the region. Members must show proficiency in performance, improvisation, teaching, and public speaking. Members must concurrently enroll in at least one technique course at the 2000- or 3000- level as specified by the ensemble director.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Dance majors and minors only, sophomore standing, and audition.

    Credits: 1 to 3 hours

    Notes: Repeatable for credit.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 4700 - Senior Capstone Project


    A seminar course in which each student completes a Senior Capstone Project that integrates curricular content with the student’s career objectives. Students will meet weekly to discuss and present topics related to the preparation of the Senior Capstone Project. Each student will have his/her project evaluated by the course instructor and another member of the faculty.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: Senior standing; B.A. dance major.

    Credits: 2 hours

    When Offered: Spring
  
  • DANC 4800 - Graduating Presentation


    The preparation and presentation of an advanced choreographic project accompanied by a portfolio and an oral examination. Prior to registration the student must complete an application, select a faculty advisory committee, and secure the approval of the dance academic advisor. Course guidelines are available from the Department and should be reviewed by the student at least one semester prior to enrollment.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in DANC 3800 and advisor approval.

    Credits: 3 hours

    When Offered: Spring
  
  • DANC 4890 - Dance Management


    Course covers front-of-house management and publicity, budget, programming, organization of elements involved in company management, and grantsmanship. Practical application of these principles will be evaluated wherever possible.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: College of Fine Arts only and Sophomore standing.

    Credits: 2 hours

  
  • DANC 4950 - Music Theatre Performance Workshop II


    Students will perform a variety of roles and styles from a broad spectrum of music theatre repertoire. Scenes will be performed before a public or invited audience. Performers will be directed and evaluated by a faculty team from Dance, Music and Theatre.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: MUS 2950

    Credits: 2 hours

    When Offered: Fall
  
  • DANC 4960 - Performance in Music Theatre


    Students will perform in music theater productions both on and off WMU campus. Their performance will be evaluated by a team of evaluators, to include at least two WMU faculty/staff and/or two full-time professional staff members of the producing theater. 

    Credits: 2 hours

    Restrictions: Music Theatre majors (MTFJ) only.

    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 4980 - Readings in Dance


    Advanced undergraduate students with good academic standing may elect to independently pursue a program of readings in areas of special interest. Repeatable for credit up to 4 hours.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 1 to 4 hours

    Notes: Restricted to Dance Majors only.
  
  • DANC 4990 - Non-Reading Independent Study in Dance


    Advanced undergraduate students with good academic standing may elect to independently pursue the study of some area of dance through the creative process. Topics are chosen and arrangements are made to suit the needs of each particular student.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 1 to 4 hours

    Restrictions: Restricted to Dance Majors only.

    Notes: Repeatable for credit up to 4 hours.
    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • DANC 5450 - Arts Administration Seminar


    To be taken in conjunction with PADM 641 Administering Arts Organizations. The seminar will offer the student an opportunity through readings and discussions to focus on those administrative issues specific to the student’s arts discipline.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Admission to M.F.A. in Performing Arts Administration.

    Credits: 1 hour

    Notes: Open to Upperclass and Graduate Students
  
  • DANC 5890 - Season Planning and Production


    This course will address two components. The Season Planning component will cover the programming of an entire season of live performances focusing on program concepts, choices of facilities, scheduling, budgeting and marketing. The Production component will address planning, schedules, touring, front-of-house management, contracting, technical production, stage management, rehearsals, and performances.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Admission to M.F.A. in Performing Arts Administration.

    Credits: 2 hours

    Notes: Open to Upperclass and Graduate Students
  
  • DANC 5980 - Readings in Dance


    Advanced students with good academic standing may elect to independently pursue a program of readings in areas of special interest. Repeatable for credit up to 4 hours.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 1 to 4 hours

    Notes: Open to Upperclass and Graduate Students
  
  • DANC 5990 - Non-Reading Independent Study in Dance


    Advanced students with good academic standing may elect to independently pursue the study of some area of dance through the creative process. Topics are chosen and arrangements are made to suit the needs of each particular student. Repeatable for credit up to 4 hours.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Advisor approval.

    Credits: 1 to 4 hours

    Notes: Open to Upperclass and Graduate Students
  
  • EAP 2200 - Introduction to EAPs: EAP Structure and Process in the Work Setting


    This course is offered on a self-instructional basis. Content focuses on the organization of business and industry (both public and private); the organization of labor and labor unions; variations in labor-management relations across organizational types; discipline in union and non-union settings; grievances and arbitration; collective bargaining; historical overview of health and human services at the workplace; laws/regulations regarding workers’ compensation, EEO, health and safety, and affirmative action; employee benefits and health financing; career counseling, retirement counseling, and other human services in the workplace structure, and EAP.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • EAP 3180 - EAP Assessment Interviewing


    This course focuses on the theories and methods of assessment interviewing for EAP services. Course content addresses client readiness; relationships, rationality and resources and drug training.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: EAP 2200.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • EAP 3190 - EAP Administration


    This course is designed to provide an overview of the operational responsibilities within the various program models. Through student examination, manual preparation, selected readings, oral presentation, and classroom interaction it is intended for the total experience to provide an understanding of the requirements of the management and administration of an Employee Assistance Program. Major emphasis is placed on understanding current management trends in business and how those have been adapted to the EAP profession. An examination of policies, procedures and actual practices are highlighted in this class.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: EAP 2200.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • EAP 4200 - EAP Consultation


    This course is designed to provide a classroom contained group and individual experience, where the student can learn about the role of the consultant, while using basic skills that the profession demands. Students participate in small and large group experiences, as well as individually tailored exercises, that are aimed at giving them a flavor of the consultant’s practice. Major emphasis is placed on written and oral communication skills. This course fulfills the University’s Baccalaureate Writing Requirement.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: EAP 2200.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • EAP 4700 - EAP Field Placement I


    The placement is a field based learning experience in assuming responsibilities in Work Organization and Human Resource Management and EAP Administration. Through the field placement, the student will actively apply the foundations of their knowledge and skill.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Successful completion of all EAP course work.

    Credits: 6 hours

  
  • EAP 4710 - EAP Field Placement II


    This course is a continuation of EAP 470 EAP Field Placement I. The placement is undertaken only after the successful completion of EAP Field Placement I. The placement is a field based learning experience in assuming responsibilities in EAP Direct Services and Substance Abuse and Addictions and Personal Psychology and Problems. Through the field placement the students will actively apply the foundations of their knowledge and skill.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: EAP 4700.

    Credits: 6 hours

  
  • ECE 1000 - Fundamentals of Circuits and Electronics


    Basic principles of electricity, magnetic devices, and electronics. May not be used as prerequisite for other ECE courses except 101. Cannot be used as credit in engineering curricula.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: MATH 1110 or equivalent and high school physics.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 - 3)
  
  • ECE 1010 - Fundamentals of Electronics and Machines


    Basic principles, characteristics, and applications of semiconductor devices, AC machines, and DC machines. May not be used as prerequisite for other ECE courses. Cannot be used as credit in engineering curricula.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECE 1000.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 - 3)
  
  • ECE 1230 - Mobile Robots


    This course provides an introduction to the practice of electrical and computer engineering. Students learn skills that will be required throughout their academic and professional careers, including the art and science of engineering design, teamwork, basic electronics construction skills, and basic computer programming.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Department approval.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 - 3)
  
  • ECE 2100 - Circuit Analysis


    Analysis of linear electric circuits using methods based on Kirchhoff’s laws and network theorems. RL, RC, and RLC transients. Sinusoidal steady state analysis.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: PHYS 2070 or taken concurrently and MATH 1230 or 1710.

    Credits: 4 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 3)
  
  • ECE 2110 - Machines and Electronic Circuits


    Introduction to machines and electronics for non-electrical engineering students. Principles of operation, characteristics, ratings, and applications of transformers, alternators, motors, diodes, and transistors. ECE and CPE students may not use credit in ECE 2110 toward graduation.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECE 2100.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 - 3)
  
  • ECE 2120 - Electronic Circuits and Systems


    DC and AC analysis of linear electric circuits. Simple first and second order transients. Analog signals and instrumentation. Applications of operational amplifiers. The first course in a two-course sequence for non-electrical engineering majors.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: PHYS 2070 or taken concurrently; MATH 3740.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 0)
  
  • ECE 2210 - Electronics I


    Junction theory, semiconductor diode and models, bipolar transistors and models, field-effect transistors and models. Semiconductor circuits, biasing, and stabilization. Computer-aided design of single- and two-stage amplifiers. Principles and basic technology of MOS and bipolar digital and linear integrated circuits.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECE 2100, PHYS 2070.

    Credits: 4 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 3)
  
  • ECE 2500 - Digital Logic


    Analysis and design of combinational and sequential logic systems.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 1110 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 - 3)
  
  • ECE 2510 - Introduction to Microprocessors I


    Machine and assembly language programming of small computers. Introduction to microcomputer architecture and interfacing.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECE 2500; CS 1110.

    Credits: 4 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 3)
  
  • ECE 2990 - Cooperative Education


    Designed to allow students to take an ECE relevant, supervised, practical work experience in industry. Details of the experience, including any deliverables, will be arranged through an ECE faculty advisor.

    Credits: 1 -2 hours

    Notes: This course is restricted to Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering majors only.
  
  • ECE 3100 - Network Analysis


    Classical and transform methods of network analysis, signals and waveforms. Fourier series and Fourier transforms. Frequency response.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECE 2100; MATH 3740.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 0)
  
  • ECE 3120 - Fundamentals of Electronics and Machines


    Fundamentals of operation, characteristics, ratings, and applications of electronic and magnetic devices such as diodes, transistors, digital logic devices, transformers and motors. Laboratory provides experience with actual hardware. This is the second in a two-course sequence for non-electrical engineering majors.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECE 2120.

    Credits: 3 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 - 3)
  
  • ECE 3200 - Electronics II


    Design, analysis, simulation, and laboratory evaluation of electronic amplifiers, filters, and nonlinear signal shaping circuits composed of transistors, diodes, and integrated circuits. Transient response and steady state frequency response behavior for both small and large signal excitation conditions. Amplifier macro-model description and synthesis is introduced.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECE 2210, ECE 3100.

    Credits: 4 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 3)
  
  • ECE 3300 - Electrical Machinery


    Three-phase analysis. Analysis and design of transformers, electromechanical devices, and machines.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECE 3100, ECE 3610.

    Credits: 4 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 3)
  
  • ECE 3510 - Engineering of Real Time Systems


    Characterizing, modeling, and specifying real time systems. Designing, programming and verifying sequential and concurrent real time systems. Software engineering processes in real time system development. Case studies and project using C/C++.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: ECE 2510, CS 1120.

    Credits: 3 hours

  
  • ECE 3550 - Digital Design


    Analysis of the real-time behavior of combinational and sequential circuits. Analysis and synthesis of synchronous and asynchronous sequential logic circuits. Systems level design of digital logic circuits using Programmable Logic Devices.

    Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ECE 2500.

    Credits: 4 hours

    Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 3)
    When Offered: Fall
 

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