Sep 24, 2020  
2017 - 2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017 - 2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Music

  
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    MUSI 3391 Contract Study in Music

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Students who are pursuing independent study or research as described in the contract study format. Fall, Spring
  
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    MUSI 4140 Vocal Pedagogy Field Experience

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    A continuation of MUSI 3241 (Vocal Pedagogy), students will teach a volunteer twelve, weekly 30-minute voice lessons. In this laboratory setting, lessons will be observed by the instructor and may be observed by other class members. The class will meet several times for discussion. Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3240 . Spring
  
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    MUSI 4280 Ensemble Conducting Methods

    Semester Credit Hours: (2) sch

    Develops musical and interpersonal skills requisite for successful rehearsal leadership, emphasizing strategies effective for rehearsal of choral, band, string, and small ensembles. Techniques of formal analysis and stylistic practice are included. Prerequisite(s): MUSI 3280 . Spring
  
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    MUSI 4302 History of Film Music

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Introduction to both music and film in order to critically discuss and write on their aesthetic and functional significance during the major cultural and social movements of our time.  Class includes creative analysis of what has become the most influential art form of both the modern and postmodern periods.  Fall, Spring
  
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    MUSI 4389 Multilist Course

    Semester Credit Hours: (1-3) sch

    Undergraduate courses that will be offered only once or will be offered infrequently or which are being developed before a regular listing in the catalog.

Music Education

  
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    MUED 3204 Music Methods for Children

    Semester Credit Hours: (2) sch

    Course addresses the basic approaches to teaching music in the elementary classroom for the regular classroom teacher, and also includes methods of instruction for the elementary and secondary general music class.  Music is addressed as both a content area and also a component of an integrated approach to arts in education.  A survey of curriculum materials and the development of age-appropriate lessons is included.  Fall
  
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    MUED 3206 Secondary Music Methods

    Semester Credit Hours: (2) sch

    A comprehensive study of instructional and program materials, rehearsal techniques and program planning for secondary school choirs, bands, and orchestras. Topics include organization, scheduling, budgeting, purchasing, recruiting, motivation, and problems associated with evaluation.  Methods of starting beginners and rehearsing ensembles are demonstrated with techniques addressing problems unique to public school instruction. Spring
  
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    MUED 3240 Marching Band Methods

    Semester Credit Hours: (2) sch

    A comprehensive overview of marching bands, their organization, and methods.  Topics to be discussed include selecting music, copyright law, UIL Policies, judging and adjudication, show concept and design and how these are realized using 3D Pyware Java.

Music Ensemble

  
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    MUEN 1121 University Choir

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    Open via audition to all members of the college community, University Choir is the primary choral ensemble at UTPB. The mission of this ensemble is to achieve a high degree of artistic excellence and to represent UTPB in public performance. The University Choir performs a broad range of classical college-level choral literature from every historical period in various languages, both accompanied and a cappella. All Vocal/Choral Emphasis music majors are expected to participate in this ensemble. May be repeated for credit. Fall, Spring
  
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    MUEN 1122 Falcon Wind Band

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    Open via audition to all members of the college community, Falcon Wind Band is the primary wind ensemble at UTPB. The mission of this ensemble is to achieve a high degree of artistic excellence and to represent UTPB in public performance. The Falcon Wind Band performs a broad range of college-level wind literature. All Wind/Percussion Emphasis music majors are expected to participate in this ensemble. May be repeated for credit. Spring
  
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    MUEN 1123 University Philharmonic

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    Open via audition to all members of the college community, University Philharmonic is the primary orchestral ensemble at UTPB. The mission of this ensemble is to achieve a high degree of artistic excellence and to represent UTPB in public performance. The University Philharmonic performs a broad range of college-level symphonic literature. All String Emphasis music majors are expected to participate in this ensemble. May be repeated for credit. Fall, Spring
  
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    MUEN 1124 Chamber Ensembles

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    Numerous chamber ensembles are available to UTPB students. The type and number of available ensembles are dependent upon program needs. Ensembles may include, but are not limited to: String quartet, brass quintet, chamber choir, woodwind trio, piano trio, low brass ensemble, flute choir, guitar ensemble, etc. May be repeated for credit. Fall, Spring
  
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    MUEN 1125 Vocal Jazz

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    Provides experience in entertainment-oriented musical ensemble. Open to all students via audition. Corequisite(s): MUEN 1121 University Choir . Exceptions may be made with instructor approval. May be repeated for credit. Fall
  
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    MUEN 1126 Marching Band

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    This course develops the instrumental performance and marching skills of students.  Objectives are to combine high level musical and visual performance to create interesting and entertaining maneuvers suitable for parades, football games, and other athletic/ourdoor venues.  This course is open toall students in all majors.  May be repeated for credit. Fall
  
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    MUEN 1171 Voice Class

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    Voice class is designed for students who enjoy singing and wish to improve their vocal technique regardless of ability. Healthy and proper singing technique will be covered, including posture, breathing, phrasing, diction, intonation, and tone quality. Students will rehearse and perform appropriate repertoire. Prerequisite(s): No prereqisite is required.
  
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    MUEN 3103 Guitar Class

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    Class instruction in guitar designed for students who are not majors in guitar. Students will gain understanding of basic techniques including: tuning, left/right hand positions, pentatonic scales, first position notes, open chords, barre chord techniques, slurs, string bends, harmonics, etc. involved in playing the guitar. Appropriate literature on and about the instrument will be discussed. Students must provide their own instrument as deemed acceptable by the instructor. Spring
  
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    MUEN 3105 Percussion Class

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    Class instruction in percussion Instruments is designed to give students knowledge regarding percussion instruments and how they function in a school music setting. Each student will be expected to gain comprehensive understanding of all percussion instruments in the areas of performance, pedagogy, maintenance, and sound quality. Fall
  
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    MUEN 3107 Woodwind Class

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    This course is designed to help prepare the music major to teach the playing of single and double reed instruments, as well as the flute, in a band/orchestra or private lesson setting. Students are expected to develop pedagogical and performance skills on the woodwind instruments, as well as teaching techniques and strategies for each particular woodwind instrument. Basic literature and method books for each woodwind instrument as well as equipment considerations will also be studied. Spring
  
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    MUEN 3109 Brass Class

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    This course is designed to help prepare the music major to teach the playing of brass instruments in a band/orchestra or private lesson setting. Students are expected to develop pedagogical and performance skills on the brass instruments, as well as teaching techniques and strategies for each particular brass instrument. Basic literature and method books for each brass instrument as well as equipment considerations will also be studied. Fall
  
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    MUEN 3111 Strings Class

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    This course is designed to help prepare the music major to teach the playing of string instruments in an orchestra or private lesson setting. Students are expected to develop pedagogical and performance skills on the string instruments, as well as teaching techniques and strategies for each particular string instrument. Basic literature and method books for each string instrument as well as equipment considerations will also be studied. Fall
  
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    MUEN 3113 Jazz Studies & Improvisation

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    This course introduces improvisational methods through task-oriented performance of selected jazz repertoire. The course covers concepts and practice methods used by jazz artists to gain improvisation skills. Students will apply the knowledge in their own practice and performance. Fall
  
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    MUEN 3120 Upper-Level Ensemble Credit

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    Provides experience in choral or instrumental performance and repertory. Open to all students. May be repeated for credit. Fall, Spring

Natural Science

  
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    NTSC 4301 Environmental Ethics

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    A series of discussions and written comments on current, social and bioethical issues such as: Ethics of Medicine, Artificial means of Reproduction, Morality of Abortion, Active Euthanasia, Human Gene Therapy, etc. Environmental issues are extremely complex and they usually relate to philosophical, economical and religious viewpoints. This course tries to encourage you to focus on social and environmental problems in a global context. Prerequisite(s): One year of natural science with laboratory.
  
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    NTSC 4311 History and Philosophy of Science

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    History and philosophical development of science from Classical Greece to modern times. Prerequisite(s): one year of natural science with laboratory, one year of mathematics.

Nuclear Engineering

  
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    NENG 3301 Introduction to Nuclear Power

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Covers basic physics of radioactivity and basic nuclear interactions - fission and fusion. Basic operational principles of fission reactors, power generation, nuclear power control systems, efficiency and nuclear power safety. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2325 /PHYS 2125 , PHYS 2326 /PHYS 2126 . Fall
  
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    NENG 4211 Nuclear Engineering Laboratory

    Semester Credit Hours: (2) sch

    An introduction to radiation physics and terminology, the properties of radioactive materials, sources and the types of ionizing radiation. The basic physical interaction of radiation with matter is covered, with applications to the theory of radiation detection, measurement, and dosimetry. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2325 /PHYS 2125 , PHYS 2326 /PHYS 2126 . Spring
  
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    NENG 4311 Radioactive Materials Processing and Waste Management

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    This course covers behavior of radioactive substances, as well as their storage, processing, and disposal. It provides a basic understanding of the behavior of radioactive materials, sources of radioactive materials, techniques by which they are produced, refined, stored, and recovered from contaminated areas. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1311 /CHEM 1111 , ENGR 3303 . Fall, Spring
  
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    NENG 4321 Nuclear Reactor Engineering

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    This course is designed to provide an understanding of the physical theory and operation of a nuclear reactor core. Physical principles of operation, practical challenges, and numerical simulation of core behavior are explored. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2325 /PHYS 2125 , MENG 3376 , PHYS 3310 . Fall
  
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    NENG 4331 Radiation and Radiation Protection

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Radiation and Radiation Protection begins with an introduction to radiation physics and terminology, the properties of radioactive materials, sources of ionizing radiation, and the types of ionizing radiation. The basic physical interaction of radiation with matter is covered, with applications to the theory of radiation detection, measurement, and dosimetry. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2325 /PHYS 2125 , PHYS 2326 /PHYS 2126 . Spring

Nursing

  
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    NURS 2300 Pharmacology and Pathophysiology

    Semester Credit Hours: (3 hr class/wk) sch

    Introduction to the mechanism of drug actions and the interrelationship among pharmacological actions and pathophysiologic responses that occur in the body related to health and illness; emphasis on principles of patient safety in the administration of medications. Drug laws and regulation to promote patient and nurse safety. Spring
  
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    NURS 3200 Research & Nursing Informatics

    Semester Credit Hours: (2 hrs class/wk) sch

    Role of research in professional nursing practice including principles of research and critical utilization of research findings by application to evidence-based nursing practice. Core concepts of informatics, computer skills, and use of technology and informatics in clinical practice and data management. Ethical issues in research and confidentiality of patient information. Requires Nursing Advisor approval. Requires Nursing advisor approval. Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites: BIOL 1306/1106; BIOL 1307/1107; BIOL 3350/3151; BIOL 3352/3153; BIOL 2302/2121. Fall, Spring
  
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    NURS 3210 Health Assessment

    Semester Credit Hours: (1hr class, 3 hr clinical/wk) sch

    Application and documentation of health assessment skills needed to provide data for health promotion, and holistic and culturally congruent nursing interventions across the lifespan. Incorporation of health assessment findings as the foundation for patient-centered, culturally congruent nursing practice. Requires Nursing Advisor approval. Fall, Spring
  
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    NURS 3220 Nursing Care Concepts of Aging Adults

    Semester Credit Hours: (1 hrs class/3 hrs clinical/wk) sch

    Examination of theories of aging, physiological changes that effect function; developmental tasks of individuals and families; and the physical, psychosocial, culturally diverse, safety, economic, ethical, legal and spiritual needs of aging adults; benefits and risks of medication use in aging. Cognitive, mental health, functional and safety assessments in aging. Requires Nursing Advisor approval. Fall, Spring
  
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    NURS 3222 Medical Surgical Nursing I

    Semester Credit Hours: (2) sch

    Discussion of concepts necessary to promote and restore health of adults with physiological and psychological alterations.  Includes concepts of fluids and electrolytes, respiratory compromise, safety and infection control, immunity and inflammation, and musculoskeletal disorders.  Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into BSN program Fall
  
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    NURS 3230 Medical Surgical Nursing II

    Semester Credit Hours: (2) sch

    Discussion of concepts necessary to promote and restore health of adults with physiological and psychological alterations includes concepts of fluids and electrolytes, respiratory compromise, safety and infection control, immunity and inflammation, and musculoskeletal disorders.  Fall, Spring
  
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    NURS 3240 Mental Health Nursing

    Semester Credit Hours: (2 hrs class/wk) sch

    Evidence-based nursing concepts and theories to promote and restore mental health of individuals across the life span with mental health alterations and related physiological and psychological responses; clinical/critical reasoning and options for the safe, holistic care of persons of diverse cultures with altered mental health states including grief and loss. Requires Nursing Advisor approval. Corequisite(s): NURS 3241 . Fall
  
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    NURS 3241 Mental Health Nursing Clinical

    Semester Credit Hours: (6 hrs clinical/wk) sch

    Application of evidence-based nursing practice and clinical/critical reasoning skills to provide holistic, safe, quality care for individuals of diverse cultures across the life span with chronic and acute mental health problems in a variety of healthcare settings. Corequisite(s): NURS 3240 . Requires Nursing Advisor approval. Fall
  
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    NURS 3301 Introduction to Medical Terminology

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    An overview of medical terminology and commonly used abbreviations in the health professions. Principles of word analysis, construction, and pronunciation, using Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes are presented. Online exercises used to help comprehend, and correctly, use and spell commonly used terminology Medical terms and common conditions related to major body systems are covered.
  
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    NURS 3302 Transcultural Nursing

    Semester Credit Hours: (3 hrs class/wk) sch

    Knowledge of patients’ cultural beliefs and backgrounds is assessing patients’ health and illness.  Presentation of skills to provide culturally competent care to diverse cultures including the Spanish speaking patient and other ethnic groups.  Terminology and culturally sensitive skills used to communicate effectively concerning health planning, history taking, and discharge planning the reflect patients’ cultural belief.  Fall, Spring, Summer
  
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    NURS 3320 Foundation of Nursing Practice

    Semester Credit Hours: (3 hr class/wk) sch

    Professional nurse role as provider of safe patient-centered, evidence-based, culturally congruent care over the life span, and health care team member and nursing profession member. History of nursing, basic concepts of evidence-based nursing practice, critical reasoning and decision-making; knowledge, judgment, values, and skills in a legal/ethical framework. Prerequisite(s): NURS 2300; Requires Nursing Advisor approval. Fall, Spring
  
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    NURS 3321 Foundation of Nursing Practice Clinical

    Semester Credit Hours: (9hrs Clinical/wk) sch

    Application of basic nursing skills that support patients with common health problems and health care needs; communication skills with patients, caretakers, and other health care professionals; performance of common nursing procedures incorporating safety measures, quality care, and infection control. Documentation of performance and outcomes. Corequisite(s): NURS 3320 ; Requires Nursing Advisor approval . Fall, Spring
  
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    NURS 3430 Medical Surgical Nursing II Clinical

    Semester Credit Hours: (4) sch

    Application of evidence based nursing practice and clinical critical reasoning skills to encourage, promote, and restore health for adults of diverse cultures with chronic and acute physiological and psychological alterations across the health illness continuum and in a variety of healthcare settings.  Accountability for quality and safety of nursing practice.  Corequisite(s): NURS 3230   Fall, Spring
  
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    NURS 4100 Genetics in Nursing

    Semester Credit Hours: (1 hr class/wk) sch

    Integration of genetic/genomic information into nursing practice, including ethical, legal, psychological and social issues. Advocate for individual rights regarding access to and use of genetic information, decision-making, and actions. Genetic/genome related history taking, patient family education and support. Incorporation of genetic/genome information in evidence based nursing care. Requires Nursing Advisor approval. Spring
  
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    NURS 4110 Men’s Health Nursing

    Semester Credit Hours: (1 hour class/wk) sch

    Overview of health promotion, maintenance, disease prevention, management, and decision-making related to health care for men. Analyze holistic, culturally congruent nursing care for men across the life span and health illness continuum, in a variety of settings. Requires Nursing Advisor approval. Fall
  
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    NURS 4120 Nursing Synthesis

    Semester Credit Hours: (1 hr class /wk) sch

    Analysis and reflection of content and experiences of all previous nursing courses in the curriculum; discussion of transition from student to practice role and career trajectory; preparation for NCLEX-RN® and seeking employment and residency opportunities. Requires Nursing Advisor approval. Fall, Spring
  
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    NURS 4150 Seminar I: Practice of Professional Nursing I

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    Introduces nursing program’s conceptual framework and provides transition for the Registered Nurse into the baccalaureate nursing program.  Strategies that facilitate professional growth, applications of principles and values of reflective practice and the exploration of personal and professional goals to help students create a foundation for holistic and culturally congruent nursing practices are presented.  Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1106 , BIOL 1107  , BIOL 1306 , BIOL 1307 , and approval from College of Nursing. Fall, Spring
  
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    NURS 4151 Seminar II: Practice of Professional Nursing II

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    Students expand scholarly reasoning skills associated with competencies essential in leadership and public health nursing roles through reflective inquiry and integration of nursing leadership research and theory based practices and community based experiences; appraise a variety of models of inter-professional collaboration, nursing research, quality improvement and information technology through use of reflective dialog, aesthetics and professional engagement.  Prerequisite(s): NURS 4150   Fall, Spring, Summer
  
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    NURS 4152 Seminar III: Practive of Professional Nursing III

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    Final seminar course: Appraise and reflect on content and experiences of prior nursing courses, discuss transition into the professional nursing role, synthesize principles of culturally congruent holistic patient care, evidence-based nursing leadership, informatics, inter-professional quality improvement, and patient safety through discussion, personal reflection, and development of a professional portfolio. Prerequisite(s): NURS 4151   Fall, Spring, Summer
  
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    NURS 4210 Pediatric Nursing

    Semester Credit Hours: (2 hrs class/wk) sch

    Nursing care of infants to adolescents and their families with emphasis on evidence-based health promotion, disease prevention and management, safety, and injury prevention. Biological and behavioral chronic and acute pediatric concerns. Culturally congruent child health and disease management and education. Requires Nursing Advisor approval. Corequisite(s): NURS 4211   Fall, Spring
  
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    NURS 4211 Pediatric Nursing Clinical

    Semester Credit Hours: (6 hrs clinical/wk) sch

    Application of evidence-based nursing care and clinical/critical reasoning skills to promote health and to restore health for children of diverse cultures with chronic and acute biological and mental health problems in a variety of settings. Provide education and support to caregiver to ensure safe, quality care for child. Requires Nursing Advisor approval Corequisite(s): NURS 4210 . Fall, Spring
  
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    NURS 4213 Multi-cultural Public Health Nursing Clinical

    Semester Credit Hours: (6 hrs clinical/wk) sch

    Application of evidence-based nursing practice skills to community/public health situations addressing cultural diversity, at-risk families, and vulnerable populations; nursing collaboration and interprofessional communication to explore public health systems to promote health in communities. Community assessment and planning in non-emergent and emergent situations. Advocacy for access to the healthcare system. Requires Nursing Advisor approval Corequisite(s): NURS 4313   Fall, Spring, Summer
  
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    NURS 4220 Specialty Nursing: OR, ICU and NICU

    Semester Credit Hours: (6 hrs clinical/wk) sch

    Application of evidence-based nursing practice and critical reasoning skills to individuals over the life span with complex and high intensity health needs and services including operating room, pre and post operative, adult intensive and specialty care, and neonatal intensive care settings. Requires Nursing Advisor approval. Fall, Spring
  
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    NURS 4250 Nursing Research and Quality Improvement Science

    Semester Credit Hours: (2) sch

    Critical analysis of models of research and quality improvement science, appraisal of evidence-based literature and use of information technology to enhance the foundation for clinical decision making and data management to promote health outcomes associated with safety, cost, and clinical improvement.  Application of ethical principles and quality science strategies to develop a plan to solve identified practice problems.  Prerequisite(s): NURS 4150  and approval from College of Nursing Fall, Spring, Summer
  
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    NURS 4310 Women’s Health and Obstetrical Nursing

    Semester Credit Hours: (3 hrs class/wk) sch

    Evidence-based nursing care of women and families over their life spans and during childbearing years with emphasis on health promotion and risk reduction. Clinical/critical reasoning to provide culturally congruent care for pregnant women and newborns in a variety of settings. Advocacy for women/family preferences in care management. Requires Nursing Advisor approval. Corequisite(s): NURS 4311   Fall, Spring
  
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    NURS 4311 Women’s Health and Obstetrical Nursing Clinical

    Semester Credit Hours: (9 hrs clinical/wk) sch

    Application of evidence-based nursing care to women, families, and newborns. Provide care to women prenatal, during delivery, and post natal and care of the newborn. Application of clinical/critical reasoning for culturally congruent care for women and newborns in a variety of settings. Advocacy for women/family preferences in care management. Requires Nursing Advisor approval. Corequisite(s): NURS 4310 . Fall, Spring
  
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    NURS 4313 Multi-cultural Public Health Nursing

    Semester Credit Hours: (3 sch) sch

    Analysis of formal and informal community systems/resources and healthcare delivery systems in public health; emphasis on cultural influences on health of individuals, families, communities, and populations. Community partnerships, interprofessional communication to help families modify lifestyle and community resources to promote health. Roles, strategies, and resources for emergency management in the community. Requires Nursing Advisor approval. Corequisite(s): NURS 4213 . Fall, Spring, Summer
  
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    NURS 4351 Theories and Issues in Professional Nursing and Health Care

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Conceptual and theoretical foundations and key issues impacting professional nursing practice in the contemporary health care environment.  History and development of holistic, patient-centered care, analysis of theories from nursing and other disciplines that incorporate legal and ethical principles, cultural, social, and financial concepts, inter-professional collaboration, and information technologies.  Examination of ethical issues and confidentiality of patient information.  Prerequisite(s): Approval from the College of Nursing. Fall, Spring
  
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    NURS 4412 Leadership & Management Synthesis and Reasoning

    Semester Credit Hours: (2 hrs class, 6 hrs clinical/wk) sch

    Concepts in nursing leadership and management in the dynamic healthcare system; political and cultural influences on healthcare. Nursing practice standards; reporting and delegation rules. Clinical reasoning and synthesis of theoretical, evidence-based knowledge in planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care. Skills in management of systems; leadership and motivation of others. Requires Nursing Advisor approval. Fall
  
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    NURS 4450 Clinical Leadership I

    Semester Credit Hours: (4) sch

    Concepts and competencies in nursing leadership and management in a dynamic healthcare system including: political and cultural influences of nursing leadership; comparison of traditional and transformational leadership characteristics; creation of a culture of safety, and just culture in the workplace through inter-professional collaboration, and application of evidence-based theories and practices.  Application of nursing practices standards, clinical reasoning, patient safety, and delegation.   Fall, Spring, Summer
  
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    NURS 4451 Clinical Leadership II

    Semester Credit Hours: (4) sch

    Synthesis of clinical rasoning and creative applicaiton of evidence for nursing leadership essenital in promoting intra and inter-professional collaboration in dynamic healthcare organizations and systems.  Employ quality imporvement science and evidence-based-resources for programmatic design, implementation and evaluation.  Prerequisite(s): NURS 4450   Fall, Spring, Summer
  
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    NURS 4452 Global Health Nursing

    Semester Credit Hours: (4) sch

    Overview of global health including determinants of health, health indicators, human rights, globalization, current socioeconomic factors, health care systems and public health systems and global health policies; nursing interventions to impact global health disparities; examination of the burden and distribution of disease and mortality; management of health issues and nursing care around the world and its impact on health care locally.  A relevant instructor approved project included.  Fall, Summer

Petroleum Engineering

  
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    PENG 2301 Petroleum Fundamentals

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    A basic overview of the petroleum industry, covering exploration, leasing, drilling, production, enhanced recovery, transportation and refining. Fall, Spring
  
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    PENG 3101 Drilling fluids lab

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    Measurement and design of drilling fluids Corequisite(s): PENG 3301 . Fall
  
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    PENG 3104 Reservoir Engineering I Lab

    Semester Credit Hours: (1) sch

    Measurement of fluid/rock properties, computer reservoir modeling. Corequisite(s): PENG 3304 . Fall
  
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    PENG 3301 Drilling Engineering

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Study of the drilling process, including basic rotary drilling, drilling fluids and hydraulics, drill string design, directional drilling, and well control. Prerequisite(s): PENG 2301 , ENGR 2302 . Fall
  
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    PENG 3302 Reservoir Rock and Fluids Properties

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Reservoir rock and fluids properties, interaction between rock and fluids, flow behavior in a reservoir. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1311 , MATH 2414 . Spring
  
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    PENG 3304 Reservoir Engineering I

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Reservoir engineering, hydrocarbon reserves, material balance, reserve estimates, water influx, introduction to Darcy’s law and derivation of the diffusivity equation. Immiscible displacement of oil and gas, history matching. Introduction to well testing, decline curve analyses. Prerequisite(s): PENG 3302 , MATH 3320 . Fall
  
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    PENG 3305 Well Design

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Well planning, drill string, casing, cementing and completions. Prerequisite(s): PENG 3301 . Fall, Spring
  
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    PENG 3307 Formation Evaluation

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Open-hole and cased hole log analysis. Prerequisite(s): MATH 2415 , PENG 2301 . Spring
  
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    PENG 4301 Production Engineering

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Single and multi-phase flow, inflow performance, choke performance, artificial lift, and nodal analysis. Prerequisite(s): PENG 3101 . Fall, Spring
  
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    PENG 4302 Well Testing

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Steady state, pseudo steady state and transient well testing methods to determine well and reservoir parameters used in formation evaluation. Prerequisite(s): MATH 3320 , PENG 3304 . Fall, Spring
  
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    PENG 4303 Reservoir Description

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Integration of reservoir, production and geological data for well performance optimization (senior project class). Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, PENG 4302 . Fall, Spring
  
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    PENG 4304 Natural Gas Reservoir Engineering

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Estimation of gas reserves for dry and gas condensate reservoirs. Evaluation of deliverability tests and subsequent development of flow equations. Strategies for gas field development. Prerequisite(s): PENG 3304 . Fall, Spring
  
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    PENG 4305 Reservoir Engineering II

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Secondary and tertiary oil recovery processes. Displacement theory as it applies to design and or behavior of flooding.. Prerequisite(s): PENG 3304 . Fall
  
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    PENG 4306 Numerical Reservoir Simulation

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Introduction t the theory and application of numerical simulation of hydrocarbon reservoirs.  Formulation of equations and finite difference methods of approximation, models initialization, history matching and predictions.  Prerequisite(s): PENG 3304   Spring
  
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    PENG 4307 Advanced Drilling Engineering

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Casing and drill string design; wellbore hydraulics and optimization; directional and horizontal wellbores; torque and drag calculations; underbalance drilling operations; emerging drilling technologies.  Prerequisite(s): PENG 3301   Fall
  
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    PENG 4308 Introduction to Unconventional Resources

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Aspects of unconventional gas and oil reservoirs; economic significance; geologic occurrences and description; drilling, completion, and production practices; and reservoir management. Prerequisite(s): PENG 3304   Fall
  
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    PENG 4389 Special Topics in Petroleum Engineering

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Occasionally offered special topics course in Petroleum Engineering to be used as a senior-level elective course.
  
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    PENG 4410 Senior Design

    Semester Credit Hours: (4) sch

    Work on an extensive petroleum engineering project covering many areas. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, PENG 4301 . Fall, Spring

Petroleum Technology

  
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    PTEC 3301 Petroleum Fundamentals

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    An introduction to petroleum industry technology, equipment usage, and operating procedures. Spring
  
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    PTEC 3302 Petroleum Fluids and Natural Gas Technology

    Semester Credit Hours: (2) sch

    Study of the basics of physical and chemical makeup of hydrocarbon mixtures, how the mixtures are affected by temperature and pressure, and the techniques for accurate measurement of petroleum products (based on API Petroleum Measurement Standards). Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314   Fall
  
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    PTEC 3304 Drilling Technology

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    An introduction to the drilling process, including drilling rigs, bits, drilling mud, air and gas drilling, casing and tubing, cementing and well control. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314   Summer
  
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    PTEC 3305 Enhanced Oil Recovery

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    New principles of recovery of oil and gas fields including: water flooding, polymer, surfactants, miscible recovery processes, inert gas injection, emulsions, steam, in situ and wet combustion techniques, PTEC 3302  or equivalent or consent of instructor.
  
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    PTEC 3306 Well Stimulation

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Theory and application of hydraulic fracturing, acidizing, acid fracturing and other stimulation processes, PTEC 3304  or equivalent or consent of instructor.
  
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    PTEC 4301 Petroleum Production Technology

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    An introduction to the production of petroleum, including completion, artificial lift, workovers and stimulation. Prerequisite(s): PTEC 3304  or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Fall
  
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    PTEC 4302 Pipeline Technology

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    An introduction to pipeline technology, corrosion, and hydraulics. Prerequisite(s): PTEC 3301  or consent of instructor. Spring
  
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    PTEC 4304 Wireline, Mud Logging, and Core Analysis

    Semester Credit Hours: (2) sch

    An introduction to open and cased hole well logging, mud logging and coring. Prerequisite(s): PTEC 3301  or consent of instructor. Fall
  
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    PTEC 4305 Petroleum Reserviors

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    An introduction to petroleum reservoirs and the basics of reservoir engineering. Prerequisite(s): PTEC 3301  and MATH 1314   Corequisite(s): MATH 1325  or MATH 2413 . Spring

Philosophy

  
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    PHIL 1304 Introduction to World Religions

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Survey of religions of the world, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Taoism. This course will explore the core tenets and practices of various religions, both historically and in today’s global pluralistic society. Prerequisite(s): none.
  
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    PHIL 2300 Introducion to Philosophy

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    This is an introduction to philosophical thinkers, ideas, and methods and fulfills core course requirements.  The course addresses the basics of informal and formal logic - briefly, epistemology (the first philosophy according to Descartes) or theories of knowledge, metaphysics, questions of religion, and ethics (distinguished clearly from morals).  Philosophy deals with the “big questions” and is the foundation of all academic disciplines.  Fall, Spring

Physics

  
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    PHYS 1101 College Physics I Laboratory

    Semester Credit Hours: (1)* sch

    Experiments in Newtonian mechanics, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics. Corequisite(s): PHYS 1301 . Fall
  
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    PHYS 1102 College Physics II Laboratory

    Semester Credit Hours: (1)* sch

    Experiments in oscillatory motion, electricity, magnetism, nature of light, optics, and quantum theory. Corequisite(s): PHYS 1302 . Spring
  
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    PHYS 1301 College Physics I

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) * sch

    Basic concepts of Newtonian mechanics, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics using algebra and trigonometry. MATH 2412 . Corequisite(s): PHYS 1101 . Fall
  
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    PHYS 1302 College Physics II

    Semester Credit Hours: (3)* sch

    Basic concepts of oscillatory motion, electricity, magnetism, nature of light, optics, relativity, and quantum theory using algebra and trigonometry. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1301 /PHYS 1101 . Corequisite(s): PHYS 1102 . Spring
  
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    PHYS 2125 University Physics I Laboratory

    Semester Credit Hours: (1)* sch

    Experiments in Newtonian mechanics, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics. Corequisite(s): PHYS 2325 . Fall, Spring
  
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    PHYS 2126 University Physics II Laboratory

    Semester Credit Hours: (1)* sch

    Experiments in oscillatory motion, electricity, magnetism, nature of light, optics, and quantum theory. Corequisite(s): PHYS 2326 . Fall, Spring, Summer
  
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    PHYS 2325 University Physics I

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) * sch

    Basic concepts of Newtonian mechanics, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics using calculus. Prerequisite(s): MATH 2413 . Corequisite(s): PHYS 2125 . Fall, Spring
  
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    PHYS 2326 University Physics II

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) * sch

    Basic concepts of oscillatory motion, electricity, magnetism, nature of light, optics, relativity, and quantum theory using calculus. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2325 /PHYS 2125 . Corequisite(s): PHYS 2126 . Fall, Spring, Summer
  
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    PHYS 2389 Special Topics

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Monte Carlo Simulation in Nuclear Physics: Students will learn the general Monte Carlo physics simulation techniques applied in the Monte Carlo N-Particle simulation code (MCNP).
  
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    PHYS 3310 Introduction to Nuclear Physics

    Semester Credit Hours: (3) sch

    Basic concepts of quantum mechanics, nuclear properties, the forces between nucleons, radioactive decay, alpha, beta, gamma, and neutron radiation. The class will cover techniques for radiation detection and measurement, and radiation shielding. Applications to nuclear reactions, nuclear fission, nuclear fusion. Accelerators, nuclear astrophysics, and particle physics as time permits. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2325  and PHYS 2326 . Fall
 

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