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1730. Holster Research Proposal Development

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Developing research ideas into fundable, discipline-appropriate research applications. Topics may include drafting and revision of statements; meeting compliance requirements; budgeting; completing a literature review; creating a timeline; and practicing interview skills. Culminates in proposal for Holster Scholars Program.

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1784. Freshman Honors Seminar

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Honors students. Must be a freshman.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

An overview of some aspects of university education. Designed to help students set learning goals to be achieved during the baccalaureate experience. SM-12/10/12

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1800. FYE University Learning Skills

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to Freshman or Sophomore students only.

Grading Basis: Graded

An overview of the university experience with a focus on acquiring learning skills and understanding resources available for academic success.

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1810. FYE Learning Community Seminar

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to Freshman or Sophomore students only.

Grading Basis: Graded

An overview of topics relevant to the theme of the Learning Community. May be repeated for credit with a change in content for a maximum of three credits.

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1820. First Year Seminar

1.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open to Freshman or Sophomore students only.

Grading Basis: Graded

Guided research or reading, discussion, and writing on topics of professional interest to the instructor. Course materials promote independent learning and active engagement in the academic life of the university.

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1840. Learning Community Service-Learning

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Activities, discussions, and critical reflections related to service-learning, community engagement, and/or experiential learning activities specific to the theme of a learning community. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). This course may be repeated for a total of four semesters with change of activity and/or skill level. SM - 9/22/15

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1981. Documented Internship Experience

Zero credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Supervised fieldwork of 8-10 hours per week for 8-12 weeks for a minimum of 80 hours at the internship site. Evaluations by the field supervisor and the course instructor. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students must secure a satisfactory internship position prior to the end of the second week of the semester. May be repeated one time, with permission. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). SM- 4/29/13

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1983. International Study

1.00 - 17.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 17 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course work undertaken within approved Education Abroad programs. May be repeated for credit (to a maximum of 17). Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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1985. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

May be repeated with a change in topic. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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1991. Supervised Internship Experience

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 2 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Supervised fieldwork of six to eight hours per week (for a minimum of 80 hours) for 8-10 weeks, relevant to major and/or career goals. Mid semester and final evaluations are prepared by the field supervisor and the course instructor. May be repeated one time, with permission. Open to matriculated undergraduates only. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students must secure a satisfactory internship position prior to the end of the second week of the semester of enrollment in this course. This course does not fill any general education or major requirements. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). SM-1/28/13

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1993. International Study

1.00 - 17.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 17 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Course work undertaken within approved Study Abroad programs. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 17 credits. SM-12/10/12

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1995. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated with a change in topic. SM-2/2/15

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1999. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open to Freshman or Sophomore students only.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated with a change in topic. SM-12/10/12

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2100. Preparation for STEM Academic Research

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Preparation for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) undergraduate research projects and academic research assignments to prepare for graduate school.

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2230. The PA2SS Program, Mentoring African American Students

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Successful mentoring strategies and strategies for effective communication and discourse. Students will learn about and recognize the consequences of stereotype threat and will develop proficiency in mentoring African American college students to become lifelong learners. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits. SM-12/10/12

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2300. Tutoring Principles for Quantitative Learning

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

An interdisciplinary introduction to peer-to-peer tutoring in quantitative courses. Readings on individualized learning assistance and adapting instruction to different learning styles. Training in techniques to guide peers towards becoming independent learners with higher levels of reasoning and assessment of knowledge in quantitative disciplines. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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2500. Gender, Sexuality and Community

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Weekly lecture and discussion series with guest scholars, community activists, and educators from assorted disciplines. Critical investigation and exploration of interrelationships of gender, sexuality and community. SM-4/7/14

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2600. Individualized Study Across Academic Disciplines

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to disciplinarity, multidisciplinarity, and interdisciplinarity. Recommended for students exploring an application to the Individualized Major Program.

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2983. International Study

1.00 - 17.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 17 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Course work undertaken within approved Education Abroad programs. May be repeated for credit (to a maximum of 17). Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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2993. International Study

1.00 - 17.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 17 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Course work undertaken within approved Education Abroad programs. May be repeated for credit (to a maximum of 17).

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3080. Peer Mentor Leadership Development Course

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor, open to sophomores or higher. May be repeated once for credit.

Grading Basis: Graded

Focus on personal growth and leadership development to foster empowerment of self and others through peer mentoring. Students will explore social, cultural, personal, and academic issues that affect first-year students, in particular first-generation college students from underrepresented populations. Some topics covered are empathy, MBTI, effective communications, the transition to college, growth mindset, cultural diversity, and self-awareness.

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3784. Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

An interdisciplinary seminar designed for honors students and open to other qualified students. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit with change of topic. Sponsored by the Honors Program.

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3820. Learning Community Advanced Seminar

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores, juniors, or seniors in learning communities.

Grading Basis: Graded

A variable topics course designed to help students engage with the advanced academic and enrichment opportunities unique to their learning community. This course is only open to sophomores, juniors, or seniors in learning communities. With a change in content, this course may be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

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3985. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

With a change in content, may be repeated for credit. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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3991. Interdisciplinary Internship Field Experience

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Repeatable to a maximum of 12 credits. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). SM-12/10/12

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3993. International Study

1.00 - 17.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 17 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Course work undertaken within approved Study Abroad programs. May be repeated for credit (to a maximum of 17). SM-12/10/12

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3995. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in topic; may be repeated for credit.

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3999. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated for credit. SM-12/10/12

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4600W. Capstone Course

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Consent required by instructor and the Individualized Major Program Director; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; senior standing with an approved individualized major plan of study; and an approved placement, research or project.

Grading Basis: Graded

All students with an approved individualized major plan of study who are not earning a double major nor have another capstone course on their plan of study must register for this course during their last academic year. Students will integrate their interdisciplinary major through a capstone paper.

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4697W. Senior Thesis

3.00 - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; senior standing with an approved individualized major plan of study; consent required by instructor and the Individualized Major Program director.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

All honors students writing a thesis for their individualized major plan of study must register for this course during their last academic year. Students must present their thesis to the Individualized Major Program. Students must have obtained a thesis advisor and have an approved thesis topic before registration.

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4800. Senior Year Experience

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to seniors only.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

An overview of the transition to life beyond the University with a focus on life skill development, career preparation, reflection on the meaning and value of the undergraduate experience, and decision making in life after college. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). SM-12/10/12

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