Apr 20, 2021  
2019-2020 Vincennes University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Vincennes University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

The course numbering system is alpha-numeric, consisting of four letters and three numbers. The letters indicate the subject area of the course. Developmental courses have a zero as the initial digit. Freshman level courses carry numbers between 100 and 199. Sophomore courses are numbered 200 to 299. Junior and senior level courses carry numbers between 300 and 499.

Speaking and Writing Reading Intensive courses are indicated in the course description section of this catalog.

Listing for Special Instruction Courses. Vincennes University offers instruction tailored to the needs of special populations. The instruction is individualized to the particular needs of the business or industry, with emphasis that the content be college level. The following courses are established to permit flexibility within established credit hour designations.

 

Apprenticeship HVAC

  
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    APPH 117 - HVAC Applications VI


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association HVAC Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include water treatment, system startup and shutdown, heating and cooling system design, and commercial and industrial refrigeration. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.


Apprenticeship Lineman Trade

  
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    APPL 101 - Introduction to the Lineman Trade


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Lineman Apprenticeship Students. Students are introduced to the basic terminology, applications, and practices involved in the Lineman trade including power line worker safety, electrical circuits and theory, climbing wood poles and structures other than wood, and tools of the trade. 1 lecture hour.

  
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    APPL 111 - Introduction to Lineman Practices


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Lineman Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include aerial framing and associated hardware, utility service equipment, rigging, setting and pulling pulls, trenching, excavating and boring, and introduction to electrical test equipment. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    APPL 112 - Lineman Applications I


    4 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Lineman Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include alternating current and three phase systems, conductors and cables, cable tray, conduit bending, and conductor installations, terminations and splicing. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPL 113 - Lineman Applications II


    4 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Lineman Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include grounding systems, grades, concrete work, mechanical construction methods and materials, and intermediate rigging. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPL 114 - Lineman Applications III


    4 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Lineman Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include temporary grounding, advanced drawing reading, medium and high voltage equipment installation, and control house. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPL 115 - Lineman Applications IV


    4 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Lineman Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include connectors, conductor terminations and splicing, equipment testing, troubleshooting and maintenance, system protection and control, and fundamental skills for the crew leader. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.


Apprenticeship Plumbing Trade

  
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    APPP 101 - Introduction to the Plumbing Trade


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Plumbing Apprenticeship Students. This course introduces the student to the basic job opportunities available in plumbing as well as to the basic terminology and applications involved with the plumbing trade. Additional special topics cover plumbing tools and drawings. 1 lecture hour.

  
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    APPP 111 - Introduction to Plumbing Practices


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Plumbing Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include plastic pipe and fittings, copper pipe and fittings, cast-iron pipe and fittings, carbon steel pipe and fittings, fixtures and faucets, introduction to drain, waste, and vent systems, and introduction to water distribution systems. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    APPP 112 - Plumbing Applications I


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Plumbing Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include commercial drawings, installing and testing DWV piping, installing roof, floor, and area drains, and classification of valves. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPP 113 - Plumbing Applications II


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Plumbing Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include installing and testing water supply piping, installing fixtures, valves, and faucets, installing water heaters, fuel gas systems, and servicing of fixtures, valves, and faucets. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPP 114 - Plumbing Applications III


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Plumbing Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include plumbing codes, venting techniques, indirect and direct waste, sewage pumps and sump pumps. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPP 115 - Plumbing Applications IV


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Plumbing Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include sizing water supply piping, backflow preventers, water pressure booster and recirculation systems, and servicing piping systems, fixtures, and appliances. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPP 116 - Plumbing Applications V


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Plumbing Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include sizing DWV and storm systems, private water supply systems, private waste disposal systems, and locating buried sewer and water lines. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPP 117 - Plumbing Applications VI


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Plumbing Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include hydronic and solar heating systems, water supply treatment, swimming pools and hot tubs, compressed air, corrosive-resistant waste piping, and plumbing for mobile homes and mobile home parks. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.


Apprenticeship Sheet Metal Trade

  
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    APPS 101 - Introduction to Sheet Metal Layout


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Students. This course introduces the student to the basic job opportunities available in the sheet metal work as well as to the basic terminology and applications involved with the sheet metal trade. Additional special topics cover sheet metal tools, fasteners, hangers, and supports. 1 lecture hour.

  
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    APPS 111 - Introduction to Sheet Metal Practices


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association sheet Metal Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include installation of air distribution accessories, insulation, introduction to sheet metal layout and processes, and fabrication (parallel line development). 3 lecture hours.

  
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    APPS 112 - Sheet Metal Applications I


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include basic piping practices, fabrication – radial line development, bend allowances, and blueprints and specifications. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPS 113 - Sheet Metal Applications II


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include air properties and distribution, sheet metal duct fabrication standards, soldering, and fiberglass ducts. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPS 114 - Sheet Metal Applications III


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include air systems, introduction to welding, brazing, and cutting, and principles of refrigeration. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPS 115 - Sheet Metal Applications IV


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include principles of airflow, comprehensive blueprint and specification reading, fabrication – triangulation, and architectural sheet metal. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPS 116 - Sheet Metal Applications V


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include shop production and organization, air balance, and fabrication – comprehensive review. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPS 117 - Sheet Metal Applications VI


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Students. Topics and applications covered in this course include louvers, dampers, and access doors, hoods and ventilators, fume and exhaust systems design. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.


Apprenticeship Electronic Systems Technician

  
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    APPT 101 - Introduction to the EST Trade


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Electronic Systems Technician Apprenticeship students. Students are introduced to the alarm and telecommunications industries, professional conduct and responsibilities, and wood & masonry and concrete & steel construction methods. 1 lecture hour.

  
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    APPT 111 - Introduction to EST Practices


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Electronic Systems Technician Apprenticeship students. Topics and applications covered in this course include pathways, spaces and cabling in low-voltage applications, conduit bending and installation, and an introduction to the National Electric Code. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    APPT 112 - EST Applications I


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Electronic Systems Technician Apprenticeship students. Topics and applications covered in this course include DC and AC circuits, switching devices and timers, semiconductors and integrated circuits, and test equipment. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPT 113 - EST Applications II


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Electronic Systems Technician Apprenticeship students. Topics and applications covered in this course include introduction to electrical drawings, codes and standards, cable selection, wire and cable terminations, and power quality and grounding. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPT 114 - EST Applications III


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Electronic Systems Technician Apprenticeship students. Topics and applications covered in this course include buses and networks, fiber optics, wireless communication, and site survey, project planning and documentation. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPT 115 - EST Applications IV


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Electronic Systems Technician Apprenticeship students. Topics and applications covered in this course include fundamentals of crew leadership, rack assembly, system commissioning and user training, and maintenance and repair. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPT 116 - EST Applications V


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Electronic Systems Technician Apprenticeship students. Topics and applications covered in this course include audio, video, broadband, media management and telecommunications systems. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPT 117 - EST Applications VI


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Electronic Systems Technician Apprenticeship students. Topics and applications covered in this course include residential and commercial building networks, intrusion detection systems, fire systems, nurse call and signaling systems, CCTV systems, and access control systems. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.


Apprenticeship Heavy Equipment Operator

  
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    APPO 101 - Orientation to the HEO Trade


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship students.  Students are introduced to the types, uses, and systems of equipment, and HEO safety. 1 lecture hour.

  
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    APPO 111 - Introduction to HEO Practices


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship students.  Topics and applications covered in this course include basic operational techniques for heavy equipment and utility tractors, earthmoving methods and operations, and grade work, stakes and slopes. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    APPO 112 - HEO Applications I


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship students.  Topics and applications covered in this course include excavation math, interpreting civil drawings, site work safety practices, method and grading, and types, characteristics, factors that affect excavation and working in various soil conditions. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPO 113 - HEO Applications II


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship students.  Topics and applications covered in this course include types, components, inspection requirements and operating procedures for the following equipment:  rough-terrain forklifts, on-road dump trucks, skid steers, loaders and scrapers.  This course requires a lab fee.  2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPO 114 - HEO Applications III


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship students.  Topics and applications covered in this course include equipment and methods used for finishing and grading, types, components, guidelines and procedures for the following equipment: compaction, backhoes and off-road dump trucks.  This course requires a lab fee.  2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPO 115 - HEO Applications IV


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Heavy Equipment Operator Apprenticeship students.  Topics and applications covered in this course include types, uses, components, guidelines and procedures for the following equipment: dozers, excavators and motor graders.  This course requires a lab fee.  2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.


Apprenticeship Glazier

  
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    APPG 101 - Introduction to the Glazier Trade


    1 hr (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Glazier Apprenticeship students.  Students are introduced to the history of glass, the process and characteristics of various types of glass, purpose and equipment used when handling glass manually and mechanically, and an introduction to blueprints. 1 lecture hour.

  
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    APPG 111 - Introduction to Glazier Practices


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Glazier Apprenticeship students.  Topics and applications covered in this course include sealants, basic glass cutting, mirror and glass fabrication, plastics and panels, aluminum fabrication, and storefront installation. 3 lecture hours.

  
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    APPG 112 - Glazier Applications I


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Glazier Apprenticeship students.  Topics and applications covered in this course include contract documents, introduction to safety glazing codes, intermediate trade math, sealants II, custom mirror installation, and reglazing. This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPG 113 - Glazier Applications II


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Glazier Apprenticeship students.  Topics and applications covered in this course include introduction to insulating glass, types of windows, class fabrication II, aluminum fabrication II, entrances and hardware, and shower and tub enclosures. This course requires a lab fee.  2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPG 114 - Glazier Applications III


    2 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Glazier Apprenticeship students.  Topics and applications covered in this course include mechanical fasteners, rigging and hoisting, work platforms job measurement, and sketching and take-offs.  This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.

  
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    APPG 115 - Glazier Applications IV


    2 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is designed specifically for Associated Builders and Contractors Association Glazier Apprenticeship students.  Topics and applications covered in this course include introduction to supervision, sloped glazing/skylights, curtain wall, finishes and coatings for aluminum and glass, and entrances and hardware II.  This course requires a lab fee. 2 lecture, 2 laboratory hours.


Architectural Studies Technology/CAD

  
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    ARCH 102 - Architectural Drafting and Print Reading


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    An introductory course covering creation and interpretation of construction documents. Methods of geometric construction, three-dimensional drawing techniques, and sketching will be presented as well as elementary aspects of residential design and site work. Areas of emphasis will include print reading and drawing. 2 lecture hours, 4 laboratory hours.

  
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    ARCH 110 - Fundamentals of Architectural Drawing


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    An introduction to basic concepts, materials and practices of architectural drawings. Use of instruments, geometric construction, and two and three-dimensional drawing techniques. This course covers the preparation of working drawings in light wood frame construction in order to practice current procedures, dimensioning, notation, and design correlation. This course will also cover the use of construction materials and how these materials are put together on a construction project. Drawing tools are required for individual use. 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 102 .
  
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    ARCH 141 - Introduction to Architectural CAD


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course is an introduction to computer aided drafting using AutoCAD software. This course is primarily designed for Architecture, Surveying and Interior Design majors but open to all students interested in learning the basics of AutoCAD. This course will focus on Basic Architectural AutoCAD practices. 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.

  
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    ARCH 160 - Architectural Working Drawing


    4 hrs (Sem II)
    Students will continue to develop skills using instruments to create architectural working drawings for a light commercial/industrial building. Students will also be introduced to commercial/industrial building materials and commercial/industrial building practices. The investigation of the use of local, state and federal codes regulating health and safety will also be presented. Drawing tools are required for individual use. 2 lecture hours, 7 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARCH 102 , ARCH 110  and ARCH 141 . Corequisite(s): ARCH 161 
  
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    ARCH 161 - Architectural Computer-Aided Drawing


    4 hrs (Sem II)
    This course uses AutoCAD software to complete architectural working drawings for a light commercial/industrial building. Students will also be introduced to three-dimensional, isometric, and external reference drawings using a CAD system. 2 lecture hours, 6 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARCH 102 , ARCH 110 , and ARCH 141 . Corequisite(s): ARCH 160 
  
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    ARCH 221 - Advanced Architectural Software


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course introduces students to Autodesk Revit software. This course is primarily designed for Architectural Studies majors, but open to all students interested in learning the basics of Revit. 2 lecture hours, 4 laboratory hours.

  
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    ARCH 231 - Architectural Rendering and Illustration


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This is a course in the techniques of pictorial representation: exercises encompass multiview projection, shades, shadows, isometric drawing, perspective drawing, and entourage. The media used may include pen and ink, pencil, felt pens, and various paper and board media to create the above listed illustrations and architectural scale models. 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.

  
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    ARCH 241 - Intermediate Architectural CAD


    4 hrs (Sem I)
    Using AutoCAD and Revit software, this course will emphasize various advanced architectural and engineering applications as related to commercial construction and renovation, along with other PC skills used in professional practice. This course will also introduce the concept of “State Approval Drawings”, where students prepare a set of construction documents that meet minimum state requirements. 2 lecture hours, 7 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARCH 160 , ARCH 161 , and ARCH 221 .
  
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    ARCH 281 - Advanced Design I


    4 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is an introduction to the basic principles and elements of design by means of practical and abstract applications. Development of two- and three-dimension presentation skills. Instruction is through presentation and critique in a design studio setting. ARCH 281 is required for students transferring to pursue a baccalaureate degree. 2 lecture hours, 6 laboratory hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARCH 231 ARCH 160 , and ARCH 161 .
  
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    ARCH 282 - Advanced Design II


    4 hrs (Sem II)
    A series of advanced studio exercises to develop a high understanding of the use of a model for structuring design information, fundamentals of programming, research, communication skills and the design process. ARCH 282 is required for students transferring to pursue a baccalaureate degree. 2 lecture hours, 6 laboratory hours.

    Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARCH 281  and ENGL 101 .
  
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    ARCH 291 - Advanced Architectural CAD


    6 hrs (Sem II)
    This course will allow students the opportunity to role-play, conduct business/team meetings and deliver presentations. This course also provides a realistic opportunity to use CAD software and synthesize prior knowledge and experience, to create a set of bid documents for a steel and/or concrete/masonry commercial structure. Students will also calculate the quantity of materials required to erect a structure. This course emphasizes an increased level of professionalism within a team environment. 2 lecture hours, 10 laboratory hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARCH 241 ; and students must qualify for ENGL 101 .

American Sign Language

  
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    ASLG 101 - American Sign Language I


    4 hrs (Sem I, II)
    American Sign Language I, the first course in sequence, includes linguistic features, cultural protocols and core vocabulary for students to function in basic ASL conversations that include ASL grammar for asking and answering questions while introducing oneself, exchanging personal information, talking about family, friends and surroundings, and discussing activities.  This course is designed for students who have no knowledge of American Sign Language. 4 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ENGL 010 , or SAT Reading score of 420 and SAT Writing score of 440 or greater, or appropriate placement test scores.
  
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    ASLG 103 - American Sign Language II


    4 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This is the second course in sequence.  This course expands the basic principles presented in ASL I.  ASL II teaches students to use linguistics features, cultural protocols and core vocabulary to function in basic ASL conversations that include ASL grammar for giving directions, describing, making requests, talking about family, occupations and routines, and attributing qualities to others.  4 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ASLG 101 .
  
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    ASLG 111 - The Deaf Culture and Community


    3 hrs (Sem I, Summer)
    The course introduces multidisciplinary and intersectional concepts and issues found in the Deaf Culture and Deaf Community. Students participate in in-depth discussions of the following topics: emergence of American Sign Language, history of education, and the beliefs, values and customs of the sociolinguistic/linguistic/cultural minority. 3 lecture hours.

    Writing Reading and Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ENGL 010 , or SAT Reading score of 420 and SAT Writing score of 440 or greater, or appropriate placement test scores.
  
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    ASLG 118 - Serving Deaf People in the Community


    1 hr (Sem I, II)
    The course is designed for civil servants (medical professionals, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, and government workers) who work with Deaf people in the community. They will learn basic American Sign Language skills to communicate with Deaf people in different scenarios. Basic facets of Deaf Culture and American with Disabilities Act will be introduced in order to increase cultural knowledge and sensitivity working with Deaf people in the community. 1 class hour.

  
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    ASLG 201 - American Sign Language III


    4 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course builds upon information taught in ASL I and II and introduces expanded grammatical features of ASL and specialized vocabulary, while continuing to increase fingerspelling and numbers receptive and expressive skills.  In addition, some basic features of ASL discourse are taught in organizing and explaining information.  4 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ASLG 103 .
  
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    ASLG 203 - American Sign Language IV


    4 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course builds upon information taught in ASL I-III. Students continue learning and using ASL vocabulary, grammatical principles and various intermediate-level discourse features in narratives and presentations in ASL. Students analyze multiple meaning English words and English idioms to express concepts in ASL. Issues related to Deaf culture continue to be introduced based on unit topics. 4 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ASLG 201 .
  
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    ASLG 206 - American Sign Language Features I


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This is the first course of a two-course series providing students an immersion in learning and using American Sign Language grammatical features, fingerspelling, numbers and ASL depiction. Students perform different tasks demonstrating their ability to acquire and use specific grammatical markers used in the beginning level of conversation.  3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ASLG 101 .
  
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    ASLG 208 - American Sign Language Features II


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This is the second course in sequence providing students an immersion in learning and using American Sign Language grammatical features, fingerspelling, numbers and ASL depiction. Students perform different tasks demonstrating their ability to acquire and use specific grammatical markers used in the intermediate level of conversation. 3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ASLG 103  and ASLG 206 .
  
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    ASLG 210 - American Sign Language Literature


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course introduces various artistic forms including storytelling, percussion signing, drama, comedy, poetry, films and many more.  These forms play an important role in transmissions of Deaf culture and history from generation to generation of Deaf people.  Students will learn each form and its specific structure of formulaic elements.  The purpose of expressing artistic forms will be discussed in order to understand the deep-seated issues in the Deaf culture.  3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ASLG 103 , ASLG 111 , and ASLG 206 .
  
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    ASLG 215 - Careers in American Sign Language


    1 hr (Sem II, Summer)
    This course is intended to give students an awareness of the possible careers that involve the knowledge and use of American Sign Language. 2 lecture hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ASLG 111 .
  
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    ASLG 216 - Service Learning in the Deaf Community


    1 hr (Sem I, II)
    Students will be engaged in ongoing service through partnerships with community agencies and organizations as an integral part of the course. The seminar will address such topics as basic communication and relationship skills, and the study of and exposure to linguistic minority populations. Students will discuss various issues that Deaf people in the community face in their daily lives. 1 class hour.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ASLG 103  and ASLG 206 .
  
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    ASLG 217 - Fingerspelling and Numbers in ASL


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This one-semester course provides an avenue to improved fingerspelled word recognition by providing theoretical information, practice in specific skills that underlie the fingerspelled word recognition process, and practice in correctly recognizing fingerspelled words in context. The approach used in this course is based on research and experimentation.  3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ASLG 103 .
  
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    ASLG 220 - Linguistics of American Sign Language


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course examines the linguistic properties of ASL, including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and how signed languages differ and are similar to spoken languages.  Geographical, generational, racial, and gender differences are investigated.  Similarities and differences between English and American Sign Language are included.  3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ASLG 201 .

Art

  
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    ARTT 104 - Design in Materials


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    An introduction to the elements and principles of design for the non-art major. Design projects in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional media are used to develop creative thinking and basic technical skills that can be applied and adopted by the student for future use in their specific area of study. 6 studio hours.

  
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    ARTT 110 - Art Appreciation


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    An introductory lecture course in art which explores the creative history and processes for making art that have been utilized by humankind across cultures, from the pre-historic through the modern era. Students are introduced to specific traditional and contemporary media for communication and expression. The course utilizes a variety of pedagogical techniques for the study of art that includes viewing projected images and observing actual artworks in the gallery or museum setting. This course is a transferIN course. 3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 010  or ENGL 079 , or higher.
  
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    ARTT 111 - Visual Design


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    The course introduces students to the elements and principles of visual language. Line, shape, color, and value structures are studied as the basis for exploration of two-dimensional spatial relationships. Included are the gestalt principle and an investigation of conventional and invented tools and media. Students explore and practice compositional skills that will result in a more sensitive visual aesthetic and sensibility during the course. 6 studio hours.

  
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    ARTT 114 - Three-dimensional Design


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    An introduction to basic formal and practical considerations involved with three-dimensional design and object making. Objectives are to build awareness and understanding of art elements and their interaction in space, to recognize and create three-dimensional form and content and to develop discipline in thinking and in manual skills. This is done through intensive problem solving using a variety of materials, techniques, processes and simple power and hand tools. 6 studio hours.

  
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    ARTT 116 - Drawing I


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    A structured exploration of foundation concepts and approaches to drawing. Study topics include the elements and principles of design with emphasis on composition, line, shape, space, value, perspective, form and content. A variety of drawing media and techniques are explored through specific assignments based in observation and interpretive drawing. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, problem solving, and development of perceptual skills. This course is a transferIN course. 6 studio hours.

  
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    ARTT 120 - Introduction to Traditional and Digital Photography


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is an introduction to photographic principles and techniques using a Film or Digital 35mm camera and digital darkroom studio/lab. Areas of skill development include emphasis on technical and aesthetic aspects of historical and contemporary photographic work and the elements and principles of visual design. Specific hands-on color and black and white photographic assignments are used to develop technical and creative control of the medium, with applications in creative and academic research and industry. A 35mm camera (film or digital) with adjustable aperture and shutter speed and light meter required. 6 studio/laboratory hours.

  
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    ARTT 130 - Art History I–Pre-history to 1500


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    A survey of painting, sculpture and architectural styles from ancient cultures to the pre-Renaissance era with an emphasis on Western art. This course explores the historical context of art movements as well as the analysis of individual artists and works of art. This course is a transferIN course. 3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 , or higher.
  
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    ARTT 131 - Art History II–1500 to 20th Century


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    A survey of painting, sculpture and architectural styles from the Renaissance era to the 21st Century with an emphasis on Western art. This course explores the historical context of art movements as well as the analysis of individual artists and works of art. This course is a transferIN course. 3 class hours.

    Writing Reading Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 , or higher.
  
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    ARTT 200 - Drawing III


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course explores drawing as a conceptual tool for two- and three-dimensional ideas, exploring conceptual processes, spatial and graphic systems of representation and a variety of media. 6 studio hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARTT 116 .
  
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    ARTT 201 - Typographic Design


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    Typographic Design is an introductory course in the Art and Design-transfer program. It focuses on design of letter form, typographic structure, and its syntax. Emphasis is on developing basic understanding of type anatomy and typographic visual hierarchy through compositional exercises and discussion of perceptual, historical, and technological influences. 6 studio hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARTT 202 .
  
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    ARTT 202 - Computer Art and Design


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course provides a basic introduction to hardware, software and procedures, as well as art and design issues through both specific and open-ended, interdisciplinary, hands on problems. The course introduces students to the current basic software packages used in the fields of art and design. The course focuses on image creation and image manipulation of vector and raster based imagery, to recognize and create form and content, to basic layout, to mixed media, including traditional, and multimedia. 6 studio hours.

  
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    ARTT 203 - Graphic Design I


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    The course introduces students to the language and processes of effective visual communication. This introductory course explores the origins, concepts, and processes affecting contemporary graphic design using both traditional media and computer applications. The meaningful interrelation of text and image is investigated through the integration of illustration, photography, and typography. 6 studio hours.

    Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARTT 202 .
  
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    ARTT 204 - Graphic Design II


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    A continuation of ARTT 203  as it applies to visual design and communication. Students continue to investigate problem-solving processes and will utilize the creative process of making images that communicate ideas and information. Students also begin to develop a personal design methodology that includes textual and visual research, explorative design thinking, and critique skills. 6 studio hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARTT 203 .
  
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    ARTT 208 - Printmaking I


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course introduces students to traditional and contemporary techniques used in printmaking. Emphasis is placed on traditional intaglio processes which include line etch, aquatint, soft ground, drypoint and lift ground techniques. Contemporary processes include monotype and photo process plates. Other processes may be explored. Additional emphasis is given to generating ideas, problem solving and critical thinking. 6 studio hours.

    Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARTT 116 .
  
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    ARTT 209 - Printmaking II


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Students continue the exploration of printmaking mediums. A higher level of conceptual and technical development is advanced through working with processes that may include concept development and sensitivity to form and critical thinking. 6 studio hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARTT 208 .
  
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    ARTT 210 - Color and Design


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    A continued emphasis on the elements and principles of design as they relate to color theory. Students learn to develop an understanding of the interaction of color relationships through mixing and manipulating both paint and color aid assignments. 6 studio hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARTT 111 .
  
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    ARTT 213 - Ceramics I


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    An introduction to construction processes in both handbuilding and wheelthrowing. Class discussion will cover historical and contemporary concepts in ceramics. Students will be introduced to glazing techniques and to materials used in functioning clay and glaze recipes. 6 studio hours.

    Speaking Intensive Course

  
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    ARTT 214 - Ceramics II


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    A continuing exploration of construction processes. Students will begin dealing directly with clay and glaze chemistry. Actual material testing and glaze formulation will be carried out and discussed. Class discussion and hands-on experience will cover kiln construction firing process. 6 studio hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARTT 213 .
  
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    ARTT 215 - Sculpture I


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    Students continue an exploration of three-dimensional form, space, and content through a variety of media and methods. Materials such as plaster, wood, metal, and mixed media are explored through assignments that involve processes such as addition, subtraction, assembling, modeling and casting. Emphasis is given to generating ideas, problem solving and critical thinking. 6 studio hours.

    Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARTT 114 .
  
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    ARTT 216 - Sculpture II


    3hrs (Sem I, II)
    Students continue exploration of form and content begun in Sculpture I. A higher level of development is achieved through concentrated, focused, work with materials that may include steel, bronze, aluminum, plaster, wood, and mixed media. Processes may include modeling, casting, welding, assembling and subtractive processes. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, concept development, and sensitivity to form. 6 studio hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARTT 215 .
  
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    ARTT 217 - Drawing II (Life Drawing)


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    A structured foundation course in the study of the human form through observation based and interpretive figure drawing assignments. Study topics include form, anatomy, structure, movement, and expressive potential of the human figure. A variety of media, concepts, and techniques are used that relate to drawing the human figure. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, problem solving, concept development, and the development of perceptual skills. 6 studio hours.

    Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARTT 116 .
  
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    ARTT 218 - Painting I


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    An introduction to techniques of painting with oil. Students will use both representational and abstract approaches to subject matter, utilizing skills and knowledge obtained in the foundation courses of drawing, design and art history. 6 studio hours.

    Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARTT 116 .
  
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    ARTT 219 - Painting II


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    An advanced study of painting with oil. Emphasis will be placed on the students’ exploring their unique interests in the painting field. Both technical skill and clarity of individual expression should be enhanced by this course. 6 studio hours.

    Speaking Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARTT 218 .
  
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    ARTT 220 - Photography I


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    An introduction to the fundamentals of developing black and white film and paper, and the use of the camera technically and as a tool for self-expression. A 35mm camera with adjustable aperture and shutter and light meter required. Limited enrollment. 6 studio hours.

    Speaking Intensive Course

  
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    ARTT 221 - Photography II (Digital Photography)


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    Building on the technical skills and creative expression learned in Photography I or Introduction to Audio and Video Production, this course emphasizes individual creative expression and technical skills with a DSLR camera using a digital darkroom. A 35mm DSLR camera is recommended. 6 studio hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARTT 220  or BCST 102 .
  
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    ARTT 222 - Experimental Photography


    3 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course is for students who have mastered the basic technical processes of black and white photography (film developing, printmaking, and print presentation) and wish to learn a variety of historical and alternative processes as a means of reaching new visual goals. It emphasizes nontraditional approaches to seeing and utilizing students’ innate creativity to generate an expressive image, as well as the ability to use historical photographic processes in a contemporary context.   6 studio hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARTT 220 
  
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    ARTT 223 - Lighting and Commercial Photography I


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    Lighting and Commercial Photography I is a beginning studio course. The emphasis of this course will be to learn to see and utilize light in an effective manner that can be applied to all applications of photography. Professional equipment will include digital cameras, digital capture software, hand-held meters, and a variety of studio hot (continuous) lights and their accessories. This class will expose students to professional studio practices, advanced color theory, color management, and engage them in creative problem solving while learning effective aesthetic and technical concerns of visual perception and communication.  6 studio hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARTT 220 
  
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    ARTT 224 - Lighting and Commercial Photography II


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    This course is an advanced studio lighting course incorporating practices of professional photographic techniques that can be applied to commercial advertising photography or applied as fine art imagery. Training on professional level equipment is emphasized.  6 studio hours.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in ARTT 223 
  
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    ARTT 225 - Art for the Elementary Teacher


    2 hrs (Sem I, II)
    This course is for future elementary classroom teachers and is designed to prepare students to be able to integrate art into daily classroom instruction. Students will learn basic art fundamentals and apply this knowledge through hands-on art and design projects in a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art and design media. Using the Indiana State Visual Art Standards in lesson planning, students will implement their plans, gaining practical teaching experience. This course is not intended for Art Education majors. 4 studio hours.

  
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    ARTT 226 - Video for Photographers


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course introduces the basic technical and conceptual skills of working with video using a DSLR camera. Students study basics of contemporary video and audio recording technology, video editing software, and visual storytelling. Through both group and individual projects, students will build a video-based portfolio by the end of the course.   6 studio hours.

  
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    ARTT 232 - History of Visual Design and Communication


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    A study of the history of visual design and communication from the Middle Ages to the present. Emphasis on the historical, social and economic context of movements in the field of design, as well as study of the contributions of individual designers and analysis of specific examples of design work and changes in technology. 3 class hours.

    Writing Reading Intensive Course

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 101 , or higher.

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine

  
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    ATTR 199 - Freshman Seminar: Athletic Training and Health Promotion


    3 hrs (Sem I)
    This course is designed to provide an introduction to higher education and an on-going orientation to VU resources, academic skills and social issues. Emphasis is placed on helping new athletic training and health promotion students adjust to college life, and establish skills needed to succeed academically and socially. Students will be engaged in a variety of discussions with reading assignments. 3 class hours.

    Prerequisite(s): For Physical Education majors only.
  
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    ATTR 208 - Athletic Training and Emergency First Aid


    3 hrs (Sem II)
    Introductory course for the coach, physical educator, or exercise and fitness specialist. Required of all physical education majors except those in Athletic Training Concentration. 3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour.

    Prerequisite(s): Students must qualify for ENGL 010  or ENGL 079 .
 

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