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Undergraduate-level courses, in alphabetical order

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Symbols And Abbreviations in Course Listings:

Courses are listed by course number followed by course title. Courses offered concurrently at more than one level are listed with a split number (e.g., 234-334).

The number in parentheses following the title indicates the number of credits for that course. When a range of credits is offered, the specific number of credits within that range is determined either when the course is scheduled or, for variable-credit courses (identified as “VC”), when each student selects an individually approved number of credits.

When there are numerals following the number of credits, it indicates a number of contact hours per week different from the number of credit hours. In this example, BIO 484 Hematology (4); 2,4, the first number indicates lecture contact hours, and the second number indicates lab or studio contact hours. Their sum equals the total contact time. The total contact time may exceed the course credit hours. When no numerals follow the number of credits, the course’s contact hours per week match the number of course credit hours (with one hour comprising 50 minutes of meeting time).

Any specific prerequisites or corequisites are stated at the end of the course description. These are enforced by academic program advisers and by the faculty member teaching the course in question. In cases where specific course prerequisites are not stated, assumption of ability to perform at the appropriate level in that discipline is still made. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in prerequisite courses in order to advance to the next course.

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Accounting (ACCT), Courses in

ACCT 287. Principles of Financial Accounting (3); Fa, Sp
A study of the fundamentals of financial record keeping and basic accounting principles.

ACCT 288. Principles of Managerial Account (3); Fa, Sp
An introduction to management accounting and application of accounting to business decisions. Prerequisites: ACCT 287 and BUS 200, or permission of instructor.

ACCT 290 – 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Var
Independent study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ACCT 321. Individual Taxation (3); Fa
Study of federal tax legislation as applied to individual incomes, with some study of taxation on business. Recommended for non-business majors. Prerequisite: ACCT 287 or permission of instructor.

ACCT 387. Intermediate Accounting 1 (3); Fa, Sp
Critical study of standards for asset valuation and income determination. Prerequisites: ACCT 288 or permission of instructor.

ACCT 388. Intermediate Accounting 2 (3); Fa, Sp
A continuation of ACCT 387. Study of liabilities recognition and measurement and stockholder’s equity. Prerequisite: ACCT 387 or permission of instructor.

ACCT 404. Cost Accounting (3); Fa
A study of the job order, process, and standard cost system. Prerequisites: ACCT 288 and BUS 200 or permission of instructor.

ACCT 410. Accounting Technology (3); Fa, Sp
A study of computerized financial accounting technology using integrated accounting systems. Prerequisite: ACCT 287

ACCT 435. Selected Topics in Accounting (3); Variable
Course in a topic or topics in accounting. May be repeated with a change in content.

ACCT 485. Financial Statement Analysis (3); Sp
This course provides a foundation for reading and interpreting a firm’s financial statements. The course focuses on a firm’s 10-K fillings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The course will analyze various components of the firm’s filings, including financial statements, management discussion and analysis, footnotes, and auditor’s opinion on financial statements and footnotes. The course covers both the practical interpretation from reading the firm’s 10-K and the underlying accounting theory. Prerequisites: ACCT 287 and FIN 341.

ACCT 489. Governmental Accounting (3); Sp
This course covers accounting principles and procedures for governmental and institutional units and fiduciaries. In addition, the course provides a foundation for not-for-profit accounting. Prerequisite: ACCT 287.

ACCT 492. Auditing (3); Sp
Techniques of auditing procedures. Prerequisite: ACCT 388 or permission of instructor

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American Sign Language (LANG), Courses in

LANG 109. American Sign Language 1 (4); Fa, Sp
This course introduces the student to American Sign Language (ASL). It is interactive, and develops basic ASL competency and imparts grammatical and cultural knowledge useful to the beginning signer.

LANG 110. American Sign Language 2 (4); Fa, Sp
This second half of the beginning-level American Sign Language course expands the general objectives of the first course. The course continues to be interactive and develops basic ASL competency. Special attention is given to grammatical and cultural knowledge useful to the beginning signer. Prerequisite: LANG 109.

LANG 209. American Sign Language 3 (3); Fa
This is an intermediate-level American Sign Language course. This course continues to be interactive, develops intermediate ASL competency, and grammatical and cultural knowledge useful to the intermediate signer. Prerequisite: LANG 110 or equivalent.

LANG 210. American Sign Language 4 (3); Sp
This is a continuation of the intermediate-level American Sign Language course. This course continues to be interactive, develops intermediate ASL competency, and grammatical and cultural knowledge useful to the intermediate signer. Prerequisite: LANG 209 or equivalent.

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Anthropology (ANTH), Courses in

ANTH 102. Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology (3); Fa, Sp
A study of the concepts of culture and its application in the analysis of human group behavior. NM Common Course Number: ANTH 2113.

ANTH 103. Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology (3); Fa, Sp
Introduction to the subdisciplines of physical anthropology and archaeology in the investigation of the origin, distribution, adaptation and evolution of early humans, up to the rise of civilization in the Old and New World. NM Common Course Number: ANTH 2213.

ANTH 235 – 435. Selected Topic in Anthropology (I-4 VC); Var
Course in a topic or topics in anthropology. May be repeated with change of content.

ANTH 274. Indian Cultures of North America (3); Var
Introduction of peoples and cultures of Native North America, including Mexico, at time of first European contact, employing “Culture Area Concept.” Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ANTH 299. Independent Research (3); Var
Individual, directed research arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ANTH 300. Sociocultural Theory (3); Fa
Survey of the principal developments of sociocultural theory that have contributed to the emergence, development, and consolidation of the disciplines of anthropology and sociology. Prerequisite: One introductory course in anthropology or sociology.

ANTH 303. Anthropological Theory (3); Var
A survey of the major directions in contemporary American and Western European anthropology. Prerequisite: One introductory course in sociology or anthropology.

ANTH 330. Research Methods in Social Relations (3); Fa
This course is the first in the series of methodology courses offered by sociology. The course examines the ways in which social scientist investigates society and social phenomena. Student will be led through some of the same reasoning that researchers use whey they think about doing their work in a professional setting. Students will learn how to survey and identify major research issues and methods using both quantitative and qualitative studies. The main objective of this course is to develop an interest among students to challenge ideas that are presented as fact and be able ask questions related to the research process (including design, sampling, data gathering and generalization issues). Students are expected to be able to apply their understanding of the research process to answer questions they find interesting by adopting appropriate methodology. Communicating their findings from various projects is essential. Topics covered include research design, measurement, sampling techniques, surveys, experiments, field research, unobtrusive research measure, applied research, and an introduction to data analysis and report writing.

ANTH 352. Laboratory Research (I-3 VC); Var
Research experience in the anthropology laboratory. May be repeated.

ANTH 374. Indian Cultures of Central America (3); Var
A study of the native people, cultures, and culture areas of Central America. Prerequisite: One introductory course in sociology or anthropology.

ANTH 398. Anthropological Field Studies (2-4 VC); Var
Ethnological and/or archaeological field studies in selected sites. The destination and time in the field vary and are announced at the time of offering. A preparation session before departure is required.

ANTH 410. Method and Theory in Archaeology (3); 2, 2 Var
The purpose, techniques, methods and theory of archaeology in the study of the human past and in the context of modern science. Prerequisites: ANTH 102 and 103 or Permission of instructor.

ANTH 411. Paleoethnobotany (3); Variable
The question of subsistence is central to every archaeological inquiry. The specialized field of paleoethnobotany allows us to infer dietary habits from charred plant remains recovered during archaeological excavations. This course familiarizes students with field methods employed in the recovery of botanical remains (samplings, flotation, capture, and drying) and lab methods used to identify and interpret them. Special emphasis will be placed on identifying wild and domestic plants used by prehistoric peoples of northeastern New Mexico.

ANTH 412. Lithic Technology and Analysis (3); Var
This course familiarizes students with the study of stone tools in archaeological contexts. We wish to learn from which materials these tools were made, the techniques that were employed, and how they came to be discarded to become part of the archaeological record. We also wish to know from where the materials came and what properties caused them to be selected for the purpose or purposes for which they were chosen. Accordingly, the course is broken into four general areas: geology, technology, analysis, and interpretation.

ANTH 413. Archaeology of the Southwest (3); 2, 2 Var
Study of prehistoric cultures, before 1500, of the greater Southwest and Northern New Mexico. Prerequisite: One introductory course in sociology or anthropology.

ANTH 414. Field Methods In Archaeology (2-6 VC); Su
Instruction in archaeology field and laboratory techniques and methods. Prerequisite: ANTH 410 or Permission of instructor.

ANTH 415. Development and Sociocultural Change (3); Var
This course concerns the nature and consequences of development and culture change. The focus is on contemporary issues and the many ways in which anthropology is used outside its purely academic context: how anthropology is applied to contemporary human issues, how it benefits society, and how it advances theoretical knowledge. Prerequisite: One introductory course in anthropology or sociology. Cross-listed as: SOC 415.

ANTH 420. Anthropology Goes to the Movies (3); Var
The course features ethnographic films that explore cross-cultural themes about identities (race-ethnicity, nationality, political organization, religion, gender, class, sexuality, and so on) primarily through film and secondarily through ethnographic texts. Course readings, films, class lectures and discussions will examine the themes of cinematic (visual and auditory) manipulation of audience’s perceptions and interpretations, research and ethics and accountabilities, and the politics of ethnographic representation. Students will learn about film in anthropology by viewing and discussing films that reflect various anthropological principles. Thinking about anthropology films will require talking and writing about the subject.

ANTH 422. Religion and Culture (3); Var
The course addresses the origins, elements, forms, and symbolism of religion, provides a comparative survey of religious beliefs, myths, practices and symbolism, and focuses on religion in the context of culture, and teaches the appreciation of religious differences. Prerequisite: One introductory course in sociology or anthropology. Cross-listed as: SOC 422.

ANTH 428. Comparative Legal Systems (3); Fa
A sociological and anthropological analysis of social control and law in a variety of social and cultural contexts.

ANTH 429. Gender, Culture, and Society (3); Var
This course provides a foundation for understanding gender as expressed within and influenced by society. Cross-culturally, men and women are perceived as different; often as opposites. This perception can affect the quality of life, both on a structural level (in terms of wages earned, jobs held) and on an interpersonal level (in terms of expression of self/autonomy). Various theoretical perspectives are explored to understand why this perception of difference exists, how it translates into inequality, and how it is learned.

ANTH 442. Forensic Anthropology (3); 2, 2 Var
Presentation and application of biological anthropology techniques in the identification of humans from skeletal remains.

ANTH 450. Seminar in Anthropology (1-4 VC); Var
Seminar in anthropology. May be repeated which a change in topic.

ANTH 454. Women and Globalization (3); Var
This course examines how women’s lives are shaped by globalization through the feminization of labor and migration, environmental degradation, diaspora, sexuality, cultural displacement, and militarization. It explores the ways women have confronted these conditions as well as the possibilities and challenges of cross-border feminist coalitions.

ANTH 456. U.S.-Mexico Immigration: Border Issues (3); Var
Socially and culturally, economically and demographically no international process has affected everyday life in the United States more than Mexican immigration. The course will examine the evolution, expansion and maintenance of processes and structures that have come to institutionalize the unspoken immigration “agreements” between these two nations.

ANTH 461. Communication and Culture (3); Fa
Anthropological linguistics, focusing on investigations of the relationships between language and culture. Prerequisite: One introductory course in sociology or anthropology.

ANTH 474. Contemporary Indian Issues (3); Var
An examination of emerging social and cultural issues in today’s American Indian society.

ANTH 476. Indians of the Greater Southwest (3); Var
A survey of the Native American cultures in the greater Southwest since 1500, including both Pueblo and non-Pueblo cultures. Prerequisite: One introductory course in sociology or anthropology.

ANTH 477. The Hispanic Southwest (3); Var
An ethnohistorical and socioanthropological examination of Spanish-speaking people in the Southwest from their establishment to contemporary times.

ANTH 480. Issues in Applied Anthropology (3); Var
This course focuses on what applied anthropology is, how it is done, how it benefits society, and how it advances anthropology’s theoretical knowledge of culture and society. It is also for students who are interested in learning about the various ways in which anthropology is used outside the academia.

ANTH 481. Cultural Resource Management (3); Var
This course provides students with the foundations for conducting cultural resource management (CRM). It addresses laws, regulations, agencies, and techniques needed for conducting CRM work and practical experience. Prerequisite: One Culture Area course.

ANTH 490. Independent Study (I-4 VC); Var
Individual, directed study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ANTH 499. Independent Research (I-4 VC); Var
Individual, directed research arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

 

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Art (Art), Courses in

ART 100. Introduction to Art (3)
Presents the nature, vocabulary, media, and formal elements of art. Students will gain visual literacy, enabling them to appreciate artistic, aesthetic, and social values in art. NM Common Course Number: ARTS 1013.

ART 121. Fundamentals of Design (3); 2, 4
An introductory studio course in design basics for both two-and-three-dimensional visual arts, including the concepts of unity, emphasis, balance, scales, rhythm, line, texture, space, motion, and color.

ART 135-435. Selected Topics in Art (1-4 VC)
Course in a topic or topics in fine arts. May be repeated with a change of content. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ART 202. Drawing 1 (3); 2, 4
Basic drawing concepts and skills to assist the student in acquiring a graphic vocabulary in a variety of drawing media.

ART 203. Drawing 2 (3); 2, 4
A continuation of ART 202, with emphasis placed on the figure, still life, landscape, and personal imagery. Prerequisite: ART 202 or permission of instructor.

ART 221. Painting 1 (3); 2, 4
This course is an introduction to painting materials, techniques, color, and fundamental composition. A brief history of painting will be acquired through lectures. Prerequisites: ART 121 and 202 or permission of instructor.

ART 231. Ceramics 1 (3); 2, 4
The fundamentals of ceramic construction involving activities in pottery and sculpture, throwing, hand building, glazing, firing, and equipment design and maintenance. Prerequisites: ART 121 and 203 or permission of instructor.

ART 241. Sculpture 1 (3); 2, 4
Study of three-dimensional design and techniques for sculpture in nonpermanent materials. Prerequisites: ART 121 and 202, or permission of instructor.

ART 261. Jewelry and Metalsmithing 1 (3); 2, 4
A comprehensive study of the history, techniques, and processes used in the fabrication of jewelry and related small objects. Prerequisites: ART 121 and 203 or permission of instructor.

ART 271. Printmaking 1 (3); 2, 4
Acquisition of the basic printmaking skills of the relief processes of linoleum and woodblock, and knowledge of intaglio processes of line etch, soft and hard ground, and aquatint. The basic history of prints and editing techniques will be acquired. Prerequisites: ART 121 and 202 or permission of instructor.

ART 285. Art Foundry 1 (3); 2, 4 Su
This course is designed to introduce students to all aspects of lost wax casting in bronze. Prerequisite: ART 241 or permission of instructor.

ART 290. Independent Study (1-4 VC)
Individual study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ART 302. Life Drawing 1 (3); 2, 4 Alt, Fa
This is an advanced drawing class working with the human figure, the landscape, and still life. Students explore a variety of techniques, expressive, and conceptual approaches in image making. Prerequisite: ART 203 or permission of instructor.

ART 321. Painting 2 (3); 2, 4
This course is a continuation of ART 221, with an introduction to advanced painting techniques and concepts through still life, landscape, and the figure. Contemporary issues in painting will be explored through lectures. Prerequisite: ART 221 or permission of instructor.

ART 322. Painting 3 (3); 2, 4
This course is a continuation of ART 321, with an introduction to advanced painting techniques and concepts through still life, landscape, and the figure. Contemporary issues in painting will be explored through lectures. Prerequisite: ART 221 or permission of instructor.

ART 331. Ceramics 2 (3); 2, 4
The fundamentals of ceramic construction involving activities in pottery and sculpture, throwing, hand building, glazing, firing, and equipment design and maintenance. Prerequisite: ART 231 or permission of instructor.

ART 334–434. Practicum (1-4 VC)
Experience in an on-or off- campus work placement. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ART 341. Sculpture 2 (3); 2, 4
A continuation of ART 241. Exploration of three-dimensional form in permanent materials. Prerequisite: ART 241 or permission of instructor.

ART 361. Jewelry and Metalsmithing 2 (3); 2, 4
A comprehensive study of the history, techniques, and processes used in the fabrication of jewelry and related small objects. Prerequisite: ART 261 or permission of instructor

ART 371. Printmaking 2 (3); 2, 4
A continuation of ART 271, with emphasis on advanced methods of intaglio and relief processes in color, and introduction to black and white stone lithography, including color. Prerequisite: ART 271 or permission of instructor.

ART 372. Printmaking 3 (3); 2, 4
A continuation of ART 371, with emphasis placed on innovative techniques in intaglio, the art of monotype, and advanced practices in lithography including color. Attention will be highly placed on individual imagery. Prerequisite: ART 371 or permission of instructor.

ART 385. Art Foundry 2 (3); 2, 4 Su
A continuation of ART 285, with an emphasis on the aesthetics of cast sculpture. Prerequisite: ART 285 or permission of instructor.

ART 390 – 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC)
Individual research in a selected area of art history or criticism arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: The appropriate 300-level course and permission of instructor.

ART 402. Life Drawing 2 (3); 2, 4 Alt, Sp
A continuation of ART 302. Prerequisite: ART 302 or permission of instructor.

ART 421. Painting 3 (3); 2, 4
This course is a continuation of ART 321, with an introduction to advanced painting techniques and concepts through still life, landscape, and the figure. Contemporary issues in painting will be explored through lectures. Prerequisite: ART 321 or permission of instructor.

ART 422. Painting 4 (3); 2, 4
A continuation of ART 421 with emphasis placed on an individual topic decided upon by both student and instructor resulting in a series of paintings. This course is intended for majors anticipating a BFA or BA degree in studio art. May be repeated for additional credit.

ART 431. Ceramics 3 (3); 2, 4
A continuation of ART 331, including firing and glaze formulation. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 331 or permission of instructor.

ART 432. Ceramics 4 (3); 2, 4
A continuation of ART 431, including firing and glaze formulation. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 331 or permission of instructor.

ART 441. Sculpture 3 (3); 2, 4
A continuation of ART 341 and an introduction to bronze casting. Prerequisite: ART 341 or permission of instructor.

ART 442. Sculpture 4 (3); 2, 4
A continuation of ART 441. Development of a personal aesthetic in sculpture course intended for majors anticipating the BFA or BA degree. May be repeatable for multiple credit.

ART 461. Jewelry and Metalsmithing 3 (3); 2, 4
A continuation of ART 361. Prerequisite: ART 361 or permission of instructor.

ART 462. Jewelry and Metalsmithing 4 (3); 2, 4
A continuation of ART 461. Prerequisite: ART 361 or permission of instructor.

ART 472. Printmaking 4 (3); 2, 4
Continuation of ART 372, with emphasis placed on an individual topic decided upon by both student and instructor, resulting in a suite or series of images in print. This course is intended for majors anticipating a BFA or BA in art studio. May be repeated for additional credit.

ART 485. Art Foundry 3 (3); 2, 4 Su
A continuation of ART 385, with an emphasis on refining aesthetic knowledge and technical skills. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 385 or permission of instructor.

ART 491. Senior Colloquium (2); Fa
This course is taken during the fall semester of the senior year of a BFA candidate. The student will make slides and prepare a portfolio and an artist’s statement. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ART 495. BFA Exhibit (1); Sp
Preparation for exhibition of works in the student’s major area that demonstrates ability and achievement. Faculty will provide some guidance in the projects required, however, evaluation is based on an individual’s self-motivated approach. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ART 496. Exhibit Design (3)
Students will participate in mounting a multimedia exhibit on a topic in fine arts.

ART 498. Professional Internship (1–6 VC)
A student will work under the joint supervision of a work supervisor and an art faculty member at an on- or off-campus site.

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Art History (AH), Courses in

AH 210. Art History 1 (3); Fa
Survey course of western art and architecture from pre-history to the medieval period. It is the first course in the series and focuses on art identified with the Western tradition. NM Common Course Number: AH 2113

AH 211. Art History 2 (3); Sp
This is the second course in a sequence about western art and architecture from prehistory to the medieval period. NM Common Course Number: AH 2123.

AH 340. Modern Art (3); Sp
A survey of European and American art from the late eighteenth century until the present. Major artists and trends in painting, sculpture, photography, and architecture will be discussed, with particular emphasis on personality and innovation.

AH 380. Art of the Americas (3); Fa
A survey of the arts of the Americas, covering the pre-Columbian indigenous cultures, Hispanic colonial presence, and contemporary Native American and Hispanic arts.

AH 390–490. Independent Study (1-4 VC)
Individual research in a selected area of art history or criticism arranged with an instructor. Prerequisites: AH 210 and AH 211, or permission of instructor.

AH 450. Seminar in Art History (3) Sp
Seminar course in a topic or topics of art history. May be repeated with a change of content. Prerequisites: AH 210 and AH 211, or permission of instructor.

 

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Biology (BIOL), Courses Descriptions

BIOL 110. Biology Perspectives (4); 3, 2  Fa, Sp
An introduction to biology that includes consideration of the diversity of life, the origin of species, and ecology. The course emphasizes those aspects of biology that are of immediate importance to the non-scientist. Required of biology majors who are not yet eligible for ENGL 111 or have an ACT Math score of <17. Does not count toward biology major. NM Common Course Number: BIOL 1114.

131. Human Biology (4); 3, 2 Fa, Sp
Lecture and lab course that conceptually presents the basic aspects of human anatomy and physiology and their interaction with the environment. Current medical and basic science topics are discussed and made relevant. This introductory course is for non-science majors interested in professions related to human conditions.

BIOL 135-435. Selected Topics in Biology (1-4 VC) Variable
Course in a topic or topics in biology. May be repeated with change of content.

BIOL 211. General Biology 1 (4); 3, 2 Fa, Sp
This lecture and laboratory course analytically presents a large scale, evolutionary framework for biological systems. A rigorous, but practical, observational approach to basic evolutionary processes, biodiversity, and the ecology of ecosystems is given. This course is one of two parts of a two-semester general biology sequence, which is required for students who major in the life sciences. Prerequisites: Eligible for ENGL 111 and have an ACT Math score >16 . Recommended co-requisite: CHEM 211 or permission of instructor. NM Common Course Number: BIOL 1214.

BIOL 212. General Biology 2 (4); 3, 2 Fa, Sp
Provides a general survey of the fundamental concepts of cell biology, including structure and function of small and large molecules, cellular membranes and organelles, an introduction of the biochemical pathways, enzyme function, chromosomes, cell cycle, and cell division. Mendelian genetics, cell communication and signaling, and molecular biology techniques and applications. The laboratory exercises follow the lecture topics and are designed to encourage students to ask questions, to pose hypotheses, and to make predictions before they initiate laboratory work. Prerequisites or co-requisites: BIOL 211 and CHEM 211 or permission of instructor. Recommended co-requisite: CHEM 212. NM Common Course Number: BIOL 1224.

BIOL 300. Genetics (4); 3, 2 Sp
Fundamental concepts of genetics. The course will cover Mendelian genetics, population genetics and the fundamentals of DNA replication, transcription, translation, and regulation. Prerequisites: BIOL 212, CHEM 211, MATH 120 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 301. General Microbiology (4); 3, 2 Fa
This course offers students an intensive and comprehensive introduction to microbiology. The course will focus on the physiology and molecular biology of bacteria and viruses. Some emphasis will be placed on microbial pathogenesis. Prerequisite: BIOL 212 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 302. Animal Structure and Function (4); 3, 2 Alt, Fa, Odd
An introduction to the anatomy, embryology, and physiology of animals. Prerequisite: BIOL 211 and 212 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 302. Animal Structure and Function (4); 3, 2 Alt, Fa, Odd
An introduction to the anatomy, embryology, and physiology of animals. Prerequisite: BIOL 211 and 212 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 303. Plant Structure and Function (4); 3, 2 Sp
Comparative microscopic and gross structures of plants and major physiological processes. Prerequisite: BIOL 211 and 212 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 313. Diversity and Systematics (3) Fa
This course introduces the student to the diversity of life. Students will become acquainted with the history of life on earth, the accepted theories for the evolution of ice, and the rise of the different taxonomic groups. Students will study the structure, function, ecology, and taxonomy of bacteria, fungi, protists, plants, and animals with an evolutionary context. The course centers on identifying, learning, and describing the significant adaptations of the major groups and evolutionary relationships among taxa. Prerequisites: BIOL 211 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 331. Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 (4); 3, 2 Fa
Structure and function of the human body at the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system levels of organization. Prerequisite: BIOL 212, and Prerequisite or Co-requisite: CHEM 212 and CHEM  216 and completion with a grade of C or better or permission of instructor.

BIOL 332. Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 (4); 3, 2 Sp
A continuation of BIOL 331. Structure and function of the human body at the cellular, tissue organ, and organ-system levels of organization. Prerequisites: BIOL 331 and completion with a grade of C or better or permission of instructor.

BIOL 359. Fundamental Principles of Laboratory Safety (1); 1 Fa
Introduction to the principles of laboratory safety including the proper use of emergency safety equipment and personal protective equipment, instructions for the safe handling, labeling, storage and disposal of chemicals, and safety in the biology and physics labs. Emphasis will be placed on preparing science educators in safety procedures. Prerequisites: CHEM 212 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 389. Ecology (4); 3, 2 Alt, Fa, Odd
Organizational and functional processes of ecosystems: distributions, abundance, and interactions of organisms. Prerequisite: BIOL 313 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 399. Undergraduate Research (1-6 VC) Variable
Special research problems for selected biology majors. A terminal research paper and oral presentation are required. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

BIOL 405. Bacterial Physiology (4); 3, 2 Variable
Aspects of the physiology and molecular biology of microorganisms. The genetics, molecular structure, and functional aspects of prokaryotic cells will be discussed. Bacterial metabolism will be studied, including energy production and use by aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms. Concepts of cellular growth, biosynthesis, and molecular genetics will also be addressed. Prerequisites: BIOL 300, 301 and CHEM 212 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 415. Biotechnology (4); 2, 4 Variable
Introduces students to latest techniques in biotechnology including recombinant DNA, tissue culture, and organelle isolation as well as genetic engineering, industrial microbiology, and agricultural biotechnology. Prerequisites: BIOL 300, and CHEM 211 or permission of instructor. A special fee is assessed.

BIOL 423. Molecular & Cell Biology (4); 3, 2 Sp
Detailed exploration of basic cellular chemistry, macromolecules, cell structure and function, and mechanisms and regulation of gene expression. The laboratory will explore eukaryotic cell biology using modern molecular biology techniques. Topics include DNA and protein structure and function. Prerequisites: BIOL 300 and one of the following: BIOL 313, 301, 302, 303, 331 or 332 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 424. Molecular & Cell Biology Laboratory (1); 0, 2 Sp
Laboratory course to accompany BIOL 423. This lab is required of students who have satisfied the molecular & cellular biology lecture requirement but have not taken the laboratory portion.

BIOL 425. Marine Biology (4); 3, 2 Fa, 3 yr cycle
Major groups of marine invertebrates and algae are observed and studied in their natural habitats. Students participate in a 10-day field trip during the spring break, with transportation and room charge to be determined at the time of the class. Enrollment is limited to 16. Prerequisites: Major or minor in biology, BIOL 313, and permission of instructor.

BIOL 427. Immunology (3); Alt, Fa, Even
Study of diseases of vertebrates with emphasis on host-parasite interactions. The course includes principles of isolation, characterization, and control of pathogenic organisms, as well as principles of vertebrate response to infection, antigen-antibody interaction, hypersensitivity, and autoimmune diseases. Prerequisites: BIOL 313 and BIOL 300 or BIOL 331 and 332.

BIOL 440. Conservation Biology (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
This course intends to familiarize the student with the major conservation issues of our time and encourage them to think critically about the different problems facing the planet as it moves into the future. This course analyzes the interrelationship between human activities and the environmental crisis and studies alternatives for the preservation of biodiversity. Through the use of case studies and primary literature, students will get a deeper understanding of the complexities associated with the conservation of biodiversity. Prerequisites: BIOL 313 and BIOL 389 or FOR 431.

BIOL 445. Biology of Vertebrates (3); Fa, 3 yr cycle
Evolution, comparative morphology, classification, and life histories of vertebrates. Prerequisite: BIOL 313.

BIOL 455. Wildlife Diseases (3); 3 Variable
An introduction to viral, bacterial, and fungal diseases found in wildlife species. The diagnosis and management of the diseases are explored. Prerequisites: BIOL 313,  BIOL 300 and one of the following: BIOL 301, 302 or 303  and permission  of instructor.

BIOL 457. Advanced Wildlife Management (3); Sp, 3 yr cycle
This course presents advanced wildlife management concepts and is intended for senior and master-level students that have already taken, or are currently enrolled, in ecology or wildlife management courses. This course addresses the different goals of wildlife management: control of exotic species, restoration of endangered ones and harvesting species via game hunting or commercial use.  Students will be expected to master concepts of population control, community ecology, and methods used to analytically calculate population parameters. Prerequisite: BIOL 389  or permission of instructor.

BIOL 463. Nutrition (3); 3 Variable
This course provides students with an understanding of animal nutrition and appreciation of the importance of nutrition in health and economics. Subjects to be covered will include digestive anatomy, physiology, and nutrition of various animal species. Prerequisites: BIOL 300 or BIOL 331 and 332 and permission of instructor.

BIOL 470. Comparative Animal Behavior (4); 3, 2 Fa, 3 yr cycle
This course presents the basics of animal behavior and is intended for senior and graduate students that have already taken, or are taking, classes in evolution and ecology. The course spans from basic genetics of behavior to the learning and environmental-based issues within a comparative and evolutionary context. Students must understand the mechanisms and evolution of animal behavior. The topics we will explore include the history of the scientific study of behavior; tools and approaches used to study behavior; and the interrelationship with its ecological and evolutionary aspects. Prerequisite: BIOL 313.

BIOL 472. Human Evolutionary Behavior (3); Sp, 3 yr cycle
This course intends to familiarize students with evolutionary forces that shape human behavior. This emergent field deals with evolutionary interpretation of human behavior including, group living, mating preference, kin and sexual conflicts, and habitat preference. Students are expected to understand and incorporate principles of evolutionary thinking in designing scientific questions and testable hypothesis about human behavior. This course is also called Evolutionary Psychology in other universities. Prerequisite: BIO 313 or permission of the instructor.

BIOL 474. Tropical Ecology (3); Sp, 3 yr cycle
This course presents the basics of tropical ecology and is intended for senior or graduate students that have already taken, or are taking, classes in evolution and ecology. The course spans from basic definitions of tropics geographically to how basic ecological processes work under the particular conditions in the tropics. The course emphasizes aspects related to the high diversity in the tropics in a comparative approach drawing from the students’ experiences in temperate systems. Prerequisite: BIOL 389 or other junior-level ecology courses.

BIOL 475. Field Tropical Ecology (1-4 VC); Su, 3 yr cycle
This course presents the basics of Tropical Ecology and is intended for senior or graduate students that have already taken an upper level class of tropical ecology. This is a hands-on course where students are expected to learn the natural history of representative organisms of the system they study. The practical exam will involve knowledge of taxonomy of plants and animals as well as their ecology and role in the ecosystem. Students are expected to keep a field notebook with carefully noted observations of the ecosystem as well as notes of their field project. Prerequisite: BIOL 474 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 476. Evolution (3); Alt, Fa, Even
Evolution, studied in terms of molecular, Mendelian, and population genetics. Prerequisite: BIOL 300 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 477. Macroevolution (3); Fa, 3 yr cycle
Macroevolution is the study of patterns and processes driving the diversity of species on earth. In this course, students will learn how patterns of phylogenetic diversity are distributed geographically, and through time, particularly in relation to conservation challenges in the 21st century. Students will analyze data to learn how processes of evolution influence diversity at and above the species level. Topics include: speciation, hybridization, diversity, coevolution, the extinction crisis, phylogenetics, phytogeography, biogeography, contemporary evolution and humans, and related topics. Prerequisite: BIOL 476 or BIO 389 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 480. Parasitology (4); 2, 4 Fa, 3 yr cycle
An introduction to the taxonomy and life cycles of vertebrate parasites and pathogenic effects upon their animal hosts: protozoan, trematode, scythed, nematode, and acanthocephalan parasites of domestic animals and man. Prerequisites: BIOL 313 or BIOL 331 and 332 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 481. Developmental Biology (4); 3, 2 Fa, 3 yr cycle
This course investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate animal development. Topics include fertilization cleavage, gastrulation, axis specification, organogenesis, morphologies, and stem cells. Laboratory sessions focus on experimental manipulations of early invertebrate and vertebrate embryos and emphasize student-designed research projects. Prerequisites: BIOL 313 and 300 or BIOL 331 and 332.

BIOL 485. Endocrinology (4); 3, 2 Alt, Sp, Even
This course reviews the embryological origin, histological structure, and function of the endocrine glands. Individual organs, the hormones it produces, and how its function may be integrated at the systemic and cellular level will be examined. Endocrine topics will be presented with real-world examples and presented in a comparative manner among species. Prerequisites: BIOL 313 or BIOL 331 and 332 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 487. Histology (4); 2, 4 Alt, Sp, Odd
The microanatomy and functional organization of basic tissues: epithelium, connective tissue, cartilage, bone, muscle, and nerve. The course covers the histology of the blood and lymph vascular systems, glands, and secretions, particularly of man. Prerequisite: BIOL 313 or BIOL 331 and 332 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 489. Molecular Evolution and Ecology (4); 3, 2 Sp, 3 yr cycle
Molecular ecology explores the application of molecular techniques to attain a deeper understanding of ecological systems. Themes of evolutionary and ecological theory, behavioral ecology, genetics, phytogeography, and conservation genetics will be covered. Application-based content will include molecular identification techniques for individuals and species, landscape and population genetics, hybridization, genomic methods for ecology, and measuring adaptive variation. Technical applications will include data analysis using current software in the field. Prerequisites: BIOL 300 and 476 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 490. Independent Study (1-6 VC); Variable
Individual study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

BIOL 491. Senior Project (2); 1, 3-4 Fa
With the help of the instructor and a faculty mentor, students will use the theoretical and experimental expertise acquired in their classes to develop a scientific question; design an appropriate laboratory, field, or other methods of study to gather information that will help them answer the question; and begin the study that will be completed during the next semester. Prerequisite: Senior classification in biology or permission of instructor.

BIOL 493. Field Botany (2); 1, 2 Variable
Qualitative and quantitative techniques of community analysis, including floral sampling techniques for estimating population demographic patterns. The taxonomy and natural history of representative groups of land plants will be studied in the field. Prerequisite: BIOL 303 or 313.

BIOL 494. Field Zoology (3); 1, 3 Alt, Fa, Odd
Qualitative and quantitative techniques of community analysis, including faunal sampling techniques to estimate population demographic patterns. The taxonomy and natural history of representative groups of land animals will be studied in the field. Prerequisite: BIOL 302 or 313.

BIOL 498. Applied Biological Research (1-4 VC); Fa, Sp
In this capstone course students participate in a research project where they have the opportunity to apply the results of their college preparation. Each class will conduct research toward a biological hypothesis or question chosen by the instructor. Each student will investigate a specific aspect of the broader question culminating with the preparation of a poster, presentation, and/or paper. Students will participate in an applied hands-on research project generating original data that they will compile, analyze, and communicate their results. Prerequisites: BIOL 491 Senior Project I. May be a co-requisite or permission of instructor.

BIOL 499. Independent Research (1-6 VC); Variable
Individual research arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

 

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Business (BUS), Courses in

BUS 200. Business Analysis Methods (3); Fa, Sp
This course applies algebraic concepts to practical business problems. It reviews and applies equations, graphs, and summary statistics to applications that students will encounter in business, economics, and finance courses. Common applications include mark-up pricing, taxes, risk management, simple interest, compound interest, present value, future value, business and consumer loans, marginal revenues and costs, and financial statement analyses. Prerequisite: MATH 120.

BUS 235 – 335. Selected Topics in Business (1-4 VC); Var
Course in a topic or topics in business. May be repeated with a change in content.

BUS 434. Practicum (1-4 VC)
Work placement with specific responsibilities over a sustained period of time. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

BUS 411. Business Research (3); Fa, Sp
Apply qualitative and quantitative research methods to address different business problems. Analyze and be able to interpret data, prepare reports and make presentations of findings. Prerequisite: BUS 200 and MATH 145 or permission of instructor.

BUS 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Var
Independent study in Business. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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Business Law (BLAW), Courses in

BLAW 360. Business Law 1 (3)
Introduction to legal institutions, nature and sources of law, the ethical foundations underlying the law, and in-depth study of the law of contracts.

 

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Chemistry (CHEM), Courses in

CHEM100. mistry for the Non-Scientist (4); 3, 2 Fa, Sp
Introduction to chemistry for the non-science major including a study of basic concepts of chemical principles offerings students an overview off the chemical aspects of nature and how their lives are affected. NM Common Course Number: CHEM 1114.

CHEM 135 – 435. Selected Topic in Chemistry (3); Variable
In depth exploration of a selected topic (s) in chemistry. May be repeated with change of content.

CHEM 211. General Chemistry 1 (3); Fa, Sp
Fundamental concepts of chemistry including the metric system, significant figures, properties of matter, stoichiometry, chemical formulas, types of reactions, balancing equations, thermochemistry, periodicity, chemical bonding, electronegativity, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, solution preparations and reactions in solutions,  the mole concept and its applications. Prerequisite: MATH 120 with a minimum grade of C. Co-requisite: CHEM 215. NM Common Course Number: CHEM 1213.

CHEM 212. General Chemistry 2 (3); Fa, Sp
A continuation of CHEM 211. Includes energy forms and changes, characteristics of gases, liquids, solids, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, chemical equilibria, acids, bases, buffers, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, introductory organic chemistry and biochemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 211 and CHEM 215. Corequisite: CHEM 216 and MATH 140. NM Common Course Number: CHEM 1223.

CHEM 215. General Chemistry Laboratory 1 (2); 0, 3, 1 recitation; Fa, Sp
The recitation will focus on theoretical problem-solving skills, while the laboratory develops practical experimental skills including basic laboratory techniques, calculations, documentation, determination of physical and chemical properties of matter, single displacement and precipitation reactions, atomic spectra, separation of mixtures, the basics of volumetric and gravimetric analyses and use of molecular models..   Co-requisite: CHEM 211. NM Common Course Number: CHEM 1211.

CHEM 216. General Chemistry Laboratory 2 (2); 0, 3, 1 recitation; Fa, Sp
The recitation will focus on theoretical problem-solving skills, while the laboratory develops practical experimental skills, including calorimetry, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, acid/base titrations, spectrophotometric analysis, electrochemistry and redox reactions, gas behavior, and colligative properties of solutions. Corequisite: CHEM 212. NM Common Course Number: CHEM 1221.

CHEM 255. Chemistry Research Seminar (1); Fa, Sp
Seminar focused on current research projects and related literature.

299. Undergraduate Research (1-3 VC)
Problems in laboratory or literature may be undertaken as individual research arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

CHEM 317. Physical Chemistry Lab (3); 0, 6 Variable
Basic electronics, optics, thermodynamic properties, reaction kinetics, and instrumentation analysis, including IR, UV-VIS, GC, NMR, MS, X-ray, LC, and electro-analytical techniques for the determination of molecular structure and properties. Prerequisites: CHEM 322, CHEM 342, and MATH 252.

321. Quantitative Analysis (4); 3,1,3 Fa
Quantitative analysis is a sub-discipline within analytical chemistry, which deals with the identification and assay of a material of its components, statistical data analysis, chemical equilibrium systems and electrochemistry, Prerequisites: CHEM 212, CHEM 216, and MATH 140.

CHEM 322. Instrumental Analysis (4); 3, 3 Sp
Instrument analysis is an important branch of analytical chemistry, which covers the design, operational principles and practical applications of modern instrumental methods used in chemical analysis.  The course includes spectroscopic methods (UV-Vis/fluorescence/Infrared spectroscopy, atomic absorption/emission spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, etc.), separation methods (gas/liquid chromatography, HPLC,etc), electrochemical methods (coulometry, potentiometry, voltammetry, etc.) and additional topics.  Prerequisite: CHEM 321.

CHEM 325. Environmental Chemistry (3); Variable
Environmental chemistry explores the sources, distribution, reactions, fate, transport, and consequences of chemicals in natural systems. Reactions in aquatic, terrestrial, and atmospheric environments will be considered, including both biological and abiotic transformations. Prerequisite: CHEM 341.

CHEM 341. Organic Chemistry 1 (4); 3, 3, 1 recitation; Fa
An intensive study of the chemistry of carbon compounds, including structure, synthesis, and reaction mechanisms. The lab component will include the study of the isolation, purification, and identification of various classes of organic compounds. Prerequisites: CHEM 212 and CHEM 216.

CHEM 342. Organic Chemistry 2 (4); 3, 3, 1 recitation; Sp
A continuation of CHEM 341. Special topics, including an introduction to biochemistry and polymer chemistry, are included. The lab component will include the synthesis of various classes of organic compounds and their identification using modern spectroscopic techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 341.

CHEM 359. Fundamentals of Laboratory Safety (1); Variable
Introduction to the principles of laboratory safety, including the proper use of emergency safety equipment and personal protective equipment; instructions for the safe handling, labeling, storage, and disposal of chemicals; and safety in the biology and physics labs. Emphasis will be placed on preparing science educators in safety procedures. Prerequisite: CHEM 212, or permission of instructor.

CHEM 371. Physical Chemistry 1 (3); Alt, Fa, Odd
Chemical theory of states of matter, thermodynamics, equilibria, and kinetics. Prerequisites: CHEM 342, MATH 212, and PHYS 292.

CHEM 372. Physical Chemistry 2 (3); Alt, Sp, Even
Topics include quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, spectroscopy, and molecular structure. Prerequisites: CHEM 371 and MATH 252.

CHEM 419. Advanced Synthesis & Instrumental Analysis (3); 0,6 Variable
An advanced chemical preparation and chemical instrumentation laboratory. Synthesis emphasizes inorganic compounds and uses modern separation, purification, and instrumental analysis techniques. Additionally, instrumental analysis will explore modern methods of trace analysis. Instrumentation may include NMR, GC-MS, FT-IR, fluorescence, HPLC, CE, powder X-ray diffraction, and electrochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 321 or 322 is required; CHEM 317 and CHEM 372 are recommended.

CHEM 441. Reaction Mechanisms (3); Alt, Fa, Odd
Theoretical organic chemistry, including molecular orbital theory, photochemistry, orbital symmetry, and reaction mechanisms. Prerequisites: CHEM 317, CHEM 342, and CHEM 372.

CHEM 442. Synthetic Chemistry (3); Alt, Sp, Even
An advanced treatment of synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry and reaction mechanisms. Prerequisite: CHEM 317, CHEM 342, and CHEM 372.

CHEM 450. Seminar in Chemistry (1-3 VC)
Seminar course in a topic or topics in chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 317, CHEM 342, and CHEM 372.

CHEM 455. Chemistry Research Seminar (1); Fa, Sp
Seminar focused on current research projects and related literature.

455. Chemistry Research Seminar (1)
Upper-division undergraduate students participating in a chemical research project will present one or two 30-minute presentations on their project to faculty members and other graduate and undergraduate students registered in the course. In addition, the students will participate in the discussion evolving from other student presentations. Cross-listed as PHYS 455.

CHEM 461. Inorganic Chemistry 1 (3); Variable
Quantum mechanical approach to chemical bonding, crystal and ligand field theory, acid/base theories, and transition metal chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 317 and CHEM 372.

CHEM 462. Inorganic Chemistry 2 (3); Variable
A continuation of CHEM 461. Topics include metal, transition metal, and nonmetal inorganic topics, and symmetry as related to spectroscopy and reaction mechanisms. Prerequisite: CHEM 461.

CHEM 473. Chemical Kinetics (3); Variable
An in-depth study of chemical reaction kinetics. Prerequisites: CHEM 317 and CHEM 372.

CHEM 481. Biochemistry 1 (3); Fa
Begins with an introduction to the chemistry of biologically important molecules, including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids; before exploring enzymatic properties, kinetics and metabolism.  Prerequisite: CHEM 342.

CHEM 482. Biochemistry 2 (3); Sp
A continuation of CHEM 481. Prerequisite:CHEM 481.

CHEM 483. Biochemistry Laboratory (2); Sp, Fa
Biochemistry Laboratory will give students hands-on experience with modern biochemistry and molecular biology experimental techniques, such as, cloning, PCR and protein expression, purification and analysis.

CHEM 490. Independent Study (1-6 VC)
Individual, directed study arranged with an instructor. A thesis and oral presentation are required. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

CHEM 495. Senior Chemistry Applications (3); Sp
Consists of an open-ended advanced chemistry project that include presenting oral and written reports that are designed to reveal each student’s overall understanding of chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 372 or permission of instructor.

CHEM 499. Independent Research (1-6 VC)
A research problem in chemistry, explored through individual, directed research arranged with an instructor. A thesis and oral presentation are required. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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Computer Science (CS), Courses in

101. Living with Computers (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
This course provides a broad and exciting introduction to the field of computer science and the impact that computation has today on every aspect of life. In addition to learning the fundamental concepts of computer operations, students will also study the use of computers as a tool in solving problems creatively. It will look into how connectivity and the Internet have revolutionized computing. The course will also include computer and information technology concepts; privacy, economic, social, and ethical implications of technology; and spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation applications.

CS 131. A Gentle Introduction to Internet (1); Fa, Sp
An introduction to the Internet, exploring the global electronic superhighway. Prerequisite: Proficiency in Windows.

CS 135-435. Selected Topics in Computer Science (1-4 VC); Fa, Sp
Course in a topic or topics in computer science. May be repeated with change of content.

CS 140. Introduction to Problem Solving and Computers (3); Fa, Sp
Presents methods of analyzing and strategies for solving problems of all types. Introduces a programming language while presenting a model of how a computer works as a problem-solving machine.

CS 144. Introduction to Computer Science (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
Introduction to computer science and its subfields including the operating systems, hardware, networking, databases, and artificial intelligence. Prerequisite: Math 120 with a minimum grade of C, or permission of instructor.

CS 145. Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
This course is an introduction to object oriented programming with software engineering emphasis. Major emphasis is placed on object-oriented programming techniques with focus on encapsulation and simple data structures implemented with classes and arrays. Prerequisite: Math 120 with a minimum grade of C, or ACT math score of 24, or permission of instructor.

CS 190–490. Independent Study (1 – 4 VC); Fa, Sp
Independent study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

CS 211. Introduction to Object-Oriented COBOL for Business Data Processing (3); Fa, Sp
An introduction to object-oriented COBOL with business applications. Students apply an object-oriented program development process that features a series of steps involving understanding of a problem, formal problem definition, object-oriented and visual design methodologies. Prerequisite: CS 145 with a minimum grade of C for computer science majors and minors; BUS 110 for business majors and minors; or permission of instructor.

CS 245. Advanced Computer Programming (3); Fa, Sp
Topics include the principles of software engineering, debugging and testing, string processing, internal searching and sorting, simple data structures, such as stacks, queues and lists, recursion, and object-oriented programming. Prerequisite: CS 144 and CS 145 with a minimum grade of C.

CS 311. Advanced Business Data Processing with COBOL (3); Fa, Sp
Advanced business applications programming. Report generation, file manipulation, building user interfaces, database manipulation through application programs, and use of operating system cells. Prerequisite: MIS 233, CS 211 or CS 318 with minimum grade of C.

CS 312. Advanced Fortran Programming (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
An advanced treatment of the Fortran programming language. Emphasis will be on advanced techniques for numerical analysis and on the specialized input-output facilities of the language. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

CS 314. The C++ Programming Language (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
An in-depth study of the C++ programming language. The significant features of the language will be discussed with a special emphasis on those that relate to object-oriented programming. Prerequisite: None; however, C++ is not considered a good introduction to programming.

CS 315. Introduction to Java Programming Language (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
Introduction to object-oriented programming using Java programming language. Numerous programs will be written to exercise the material covered. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

CS 316. Programming in Lisp and Prolog (3); Fa, Sp
An in-depth study of Lisp and Prolog, the most popular computer programming languages for artificial intelligence applications. Numerous programs will be written to exercise the material covered. Prerequisite: CS 245 or permission of instructor.

CS 318. Business Applications Programming (3); Fa, Sp
An introduction to business applications programming in a visual programming environment. Using a visual programming language to solve business application problems.

CS 324. UNIX Operating System (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
Introduction to the UNIX operating system and its interfaces including the file system, shell, editors, pipes, and filters, input/output system, shell programming, program development, and document preparation. Prerequisites: Any programming language or permission of instructor.

CS 325. Computer Hardware Installation and Maintenance (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp
A practical investigation of the processes involved in the installation and debugging of complex computer hardware systems including disk controllers, sounds and graphic boards, communication hardware, and various peripherals. Students will work on their own and in teams to build computer systems.

CS 326. Computer Software Installation (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp
A practical investigation of the processes involved in the installation of complex computer software including operating systems, communication packages, and Windows-based programs. Students will work on their own and in teams to both prepare computers for installation and install a wide range of computer software. Prerequisite: CS 325 or permission of the instructor.

CS 327. Hands on UNIX (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp
C programming language and system programming on UNIX and LINUX operating systems. Prerequisite: CS 145 or permission of instructor.

CS 328. C and UNIX (3); 3, 0 Fa, Sp
C programming language and system programming on UNIX and LINUX operating systems. Prerequisite: CS 327 or permission of instructor.

CS 331. Decision Support Systems (3); Fa, Sp
Study of the theory and several practical techniques of computer based support systems including linear programming, simulation, and decision theory. Prerequisites: CS 245, BUS 210 and knowledge of spreadsheets, or permission of instructor. Cross-listed as: MIS 331.

CS 332. Advanced Internet (1); Fa, Sp
A continuation to A Gentle Introduction to the Internet focusing on advanced search techniques and methodologies for creating complex web pages. Prerequisite: CS 131 or knowledge of Windows, the internet, and simple HTML.

CS 341. Machine Architecture and Assembly Language Programming (3); Fa, Sp
An introductory course in computer systems architecture and assembly language programming. Prerequisite: Grade of at least C in CS 245, or permission of instructor.

CS 345. Data and File Structures (4); 3, 2 Fa, Sp
Methods of organizing data in memory and on peripheral devices and of accessing this information in an efficient manner. The course gives students experience with searching and sorting, trees, binary search trees, graphs, sequential files, merging files, and file update procedures. Prerequisite: CS 245 with a minimum grade of C.

350. Programming Seminar I (3); 2,2
The study of advanced programming techniques and technologies involving complex data structures and algorithms, graphical user interfaces, and object-based programming. Emphasis will be placed on the use of sophisticated software development and debugging tools. Prerequisite: CS 245 with a minimum grade of C.

CS 350. Programming Seminar I (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
The study of advanced programming techniques and technologies involving complex data structures and algorithms, graphical user interfaces, and object-based programming. Emphasis will be placed on the use of sophisticated software development and debugging tools. Prerequisite: CS 245 with a minimum grade of C.

CS 351. Systems Design and Analysis (3); Fa, Sp
Design and analysis of information systems emphasizing the object approach but including elements of traditional analysis and design modeling. Software development life cycles requirements gathering, decomposition, and formal modeling will be covered. Cross-listed as: MIS 370.

CS 380. Computer Modeling and Simulations (3); Fa, Sp
This course introduces computer-based simulation and its applications to engineering and the sciences. The primary goals of this course are to increase students’ ability to design useful models of real-world situations and to implement those models so that they can be executed on computers to answer questions about the real world. Prerequisites: CS 245 and MATH 252.

CS 418. Multimedia Programming (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
Introduction to programming multimedia applications. Numerous programs will be written to exercise the material covered. Prerequisite: CS 315 or CS 245 with a minimum grade of C and permission of instructor.

CS 421. Advanced Data Structures and Algorithm Development (3); Fa, Sp
An investigation of computer data structures with an emphasis on the design and development of efficient algorithms for solving a wide variety of common computing problems. The course also covers the analysis and measurement of the performance of algorithms. Prerequisites: CS 345 and MATH 317 with minimum grades of C.

CS 430. Computer Technology in the Classroom (3); Fa, Sp
This course acts as the culminating experience for the computer science side of the major in math and computer science for the secondary school teachers. Students will develop their own principles for the proper use of computer-based technology in the classroom and then work on their own project to explore some state-of-the-art hardware or software in terms of its relevance to the classroom setting. Students register once for the class, should complete the project by the end of the semester and will be given an F if not completed within three years.

CS 431. Database Management (3); Fa, Sp
The development of the major types of database systems, providing the framework for some experience with at least one database model. Assignments will include accessing, updating, and organizing a database. The use of a relational model will be emphasized along with various database inquiry systems, including natural language-like systems. Prerequisite: CS 245 with a minimum grade of C.

CS 432. Advanced Database Management (3); Fa, Sp
An investigation of advanced topics in information management and retrieval. The focus of this course may be changed from year to year. Some example topics that may be taught: multimedia databases, building digital libraries, relational or object-oriented database implementation, building database-driven web sites, text and informational retrieval, data mining. Prerequisite: CS 431 with a minimum grade of C, or permission of instructor.

CS 436. Human-Computer Interaction (3); Fa, Sp
This course investigates theory and practice in human-computer Interaction. Students will study the impact of human perception and cognition on user interface design and learn to use tools for building graphical use interface (GUIs) and speech interfaces. In addition, each student will design and implement a user interface. Prerequisite: CS 245 or CS 315 with a minimum grade of C.

CS 442. Computer Systems Architecture (3); Fa, Sp
Acquaints the student with the way a computer works internally. Topics to be covered include basic logic design, data coding, parity generation and detection, number representation and arithmetic, and computer architecture. Prerequisite: CS 341 with a minimum grade of C.

CS 443. Operating Systems (3); Fa, Sp
A study of the concepts associated with the modern operating system. Topics will include supervisors, command processors, device drivers, interrupt handlers, queue managers, resource managers, memory allocation schemes, process activation and control, and timesharing or multi-task control. Prerequisite: CS 341 with minimum, grade of C.

CS 450. Programming Seminar 2 (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
A continuation of the study of algorithms important in software development, providing students with experience in designing and building large programs. There will be an emphasis on group projects. Prerequisite: CS 350.

CS 451. Software Engineering (3); Fa, Sp
A study of the concepts and techniques of software engineering. Emphasis will be on object-oriented design principles, the integration of systems analysis methodologies into software engineering and topics such as formal specifications and proof of program correctness. Prerequisite: CS 350 for hardware/software majors and minors with minimum grade of C; CS 351 for computer information system majors and minors with minimum grade of C; MIS 370 for business majors and minors with minimum grade of C.

CS 455. Introduction to Computer Graphics (3); Fa, Sp
To provide an introduction to the applications and basic techniques involved in the general field of computer graphics. The course will be a combination of surveying the different hardware and software used in graphic systems and of implementing some basic graphic algorithms. Students will have access to SGI computers. Prerequisite: CS 245 or CS 314 or permission of instructor.

CS 456. Internet Services (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
An introduction to telecommunications and the Internet. This course introduces the use of Internet for both research and problem solving. Students will be expected to develop tools for enhancing and accessing the Internet.

CS 457. Computer Networks (3); Fa, Sp
A study of the major concepts of computer networking. Topics discussed will include the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model, data communication networking, computer communications architectures and protocols as well as applications including local area networks (LAN) and integrated services digital network (ISDN). Cross-listed as: MIS 420.

CS 458. Network Management (3); Fa, Sp
Application of networking concepts related to the management of local area networks. Includes topics related to repair, setup, management, and maintenance of local area networks. Prerequisite: CS 457, MIS 420, or permission of instructor.

CS 459. Network Security (3); Fa, Sp
This course addresses security issues for TCP/ IP-based and NT networks. Access control and communications security issues will be covered as well as Internet and intranet security. Prerequisite: CS 457, MIS 420, or permission of instructor.

CS 460. Wide Area Networks (3); Fa, Sp
Application of networking concepts related to the wide area networks. Includes topics related to nature and use of wide area networks including topologies, software and hardware. Special emphasis on the TCP/IP suite of protocols. Prerequisite: CS 457, MIS 420, or permission of instructor.

CS 461. Programming Languages (3); Fa, Sp
A comparative study of programming languages and their features. The course develops an understanding of the organization of programming languages, especially the run-time behavior of programs. Students will gain experience with a variety of languages. Prerequisite: CS 245 and one other programming language course.

CS 462. Compiler Design (3); Fa, Sp
Formal treatment of programming language interpreter, translator, and compiler design concepts. Topics include lexical analysis, parsing, code generation, and code optimization. Emphasis will be on the theoretical aspects of parsing context-free languages, translation specifications, and machine-independent code improvement. Programming projects that demonstrate various concepts will be assigned. Prerequisite: CS 461.

CS 463. Web Programming (3); Fa, Sp
Introduction to programming on the Internet. Prerequisites: CS 131 and CS 145, the equivalent, or permission of instructor.

CS 464. Network Programming (3); Fa, Sp
To extend students’ knowledge and practice in analysis, design, and programming of computer networks. Prerequisites: CS 245 and 328.

CS 471. Artificial Intelligence (3); Fa, Sp
A general introduction to the theories and problems involved in the development of computer-based intelligence systems with specific emphasis on knowledge representation and search. The focus will be on artificial intelligence research that provides information for the understanding of human intelligence and on application research in areas such as expert systems, natural language systems, and intelligent computer-aided instruction.

CS 472. Cognitive Science (3); Fa, Sp
An interdisciplinary investigation of the foundations of human knowledge representation and understanding, the functioning of the human mind, and how these impact on recent computer technologies. Cross-listed as: PSY 472 and PHIL 472.

CS 473. Artificial Neural Networks (3); Fa, Sp
Basic neurobiology; neural networks; single neuron models; single layer perceptrons; multi-layer perceptrons; radial basis function networks; committee machines; Kohonen networks; applications of neural networks. Prerequisites: CS 245 and MATH 273.

CS 474. Machine Learning Algorithms (3); Fa, Sp
This course studies different machine learning techniques/paradigms, including decision trees, neural networks, genetic algorithms, Bayesian learning, rule learning, reinforcement learning and ensemble methods. The applications of these techniques to problems in data analysis, prediction, knowledge discovery and data mining are discussed. Prerequisites: CS 245, MATH 320, and MATH 345.

CS 475. Image Processing (3); Fa, Sp
The course provides mathematical foundations and practical techniques for digital manipulation of images; preprocessing; segmentation; Fourier domain processing; and compression. Prerequisites: CS 245 and MATH 320.
CS 476. Animation and Visualization (3); Fa, Sp
Computer-based graphical representations, or visualizations, or scientific processes and phenomena have become commonplace in scientific communities. For example, geologists like to visualize plate tectonics, meteorologists like to visualize weather systems, and computer scientists like to visualize algorithms. After briefly surveying the use of visualization in scientific communities, this course pursues an in-depth investigation of its theoretical underpinnings, from the three diverse perspectives; the cognitive perspective, the social perspective, and the cultural perspective. Prerequisites: CS 245 and MATH 320.

CS 477. Parallel and Distributed Programming (3); Fa, Sp
This course introduces algorithms and techniques for programming highly parallel computers. Topics covered include trends in parallel and distributed computing; shared address space and message passing architectures; design issues for parallel algorithms; converting sequential algorithms into equivalent parallel algorithms; synchronization and data sharing; improving performance of parallel algorithms; interconnection network topologies, routing, and flow control; latency limits on speedup of algorithms by parallel implementations. Design, coding, performance analysis, debugging and other aspects of parallel algorithm development will be covered. Prerequisites: CS 245 and CS 421.

CS 481. Senior Project Design (1); Fa, Sp
The project proposal phase of an integrated senior-year course that combines each student’s previous course work into a complete system design project. Prerequisite: CS 350, Senior classification or permission of instructor.

CS 482. Senior Project Implementation (3); Fa, Sp
The implementation and presentation phase of an integrated senior-year course that combines each student’s previous course work into a complete system design project. Students will sign up for the course once and be given credit upon completion. If the project has not been completed by the end of the semester, the student may be given a PR. If not completed within three years, an F will be given. Prerequisite: CS 481.

CS 483. Senior Project Presentation (2); Fa, Sp
Students will write a paper on some topic in computer science, possibly in conjunction with their senior project, and submit it to an appropriate publication or conference. Papers not accepted for publication or presentation will be formally presented on campus. Students will sign up for course once and be given credit and a grade upon completion. If it is not completed at the end of the semester, students may be given a PR. If not completed within two years, an F will be given.

CS 499. Independent Research (1-4 VC); Fa, Sp
Individual research arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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Criminal Justice (CJS), Courses in

CJS 235 – 435. Selected Topic in Criminal Justice (3); Var
Course in a topic or topics in criminal justice. May be repeated with a change of content.

CJS 301. Law Enforcement (3); Var
This course examines society’s evolving responses to crime from the perspective of law enforcement agencies and officers. This course will explore the evolution of American policing from its roots in England to its current form. Topics will include community-oriented policing, problem-oriented policing, victimology, and the culture of police community. Prerequisites: SOC 152 and 231.

CJS 315. Issues in the Criminal Justice System (3); Var
This course provides an advanced exploration of issues currently impacting law enforcement, models of adult and juvenile corrections, and the judicial system. The course is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the interdependence of the components of the criminal justice system continuum. The type and effectiveness of rehabilitative efforts and constitutional requirements for mental and medical health care will be examined.

CJS 381. Terrorism (3); Var
This course critically examines the historical foundations of contemporary international terrorism, theories of its causes, its control, and the consequences of implementing those controls. Prerequisite: SOC 152 or SOC 231.

CJS 409. Domestic and Sexual Violence (3); Var
This course focuses on physical, sexual, and emotional abuse that occurs within families. A particular emphasis will be a focus on the psychological consequences of exposure to physical and sexual trauma and neglect. Victim and offender characteristics will be discussed in the context of family dynamics. Typical and potential criminal justice system responses will be explored.

CJS 460. Approaches to Dispute Resolution (3); Var
This course provides a theoretical and practical understanding of dispute resolution processes in use in the private and public sectors. The course examines how and why dispute resolution processes function in particular environments, and critiques the strengths and weaknesses of each process. Prerequisite: Introductory course in psychology or introductory course in sociology.

CJS 490. Independent Study in Criminal Justice (1-4VC); Var
Individual study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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Early Childhood Multicultural Education (ECME), Courses in

ECME 300. Professionalism (2); Sp Odd
This course provides a broad-based orientation to the field of early care and education. Early childhood history, philosophy, ethics and advocacy are introduced. Basic principles of early childhood systems are explored. Multiple perspectives on early care and education are introduced. Professional responsibilities such as cultural responsiveness and reflective practices are examined. NM Common Core Course Number: ECED 2152.

ECME 301. Health, Safety and Nutrition (2); Sp Odd
This course provides information related to standards and practices that promote children’s physical and mental well-being, sound nutritional practices, and maintenance of safe learning environments. It includes information for developing sound health and safety management procedures for indoor and outdoor learning environments for young children. The course examines the many scheduling factors that are important for children’s total development, healthy nutrition, physical activity, and rest. NM Common Core Course Number: ECED 301.

ECME 302. Child Growth, Development and Learning (3); Fa Odd
This basic course in the growth, development, and learning of young children, pre-birth through age 8, provides students with the theoretical foundation for becoming competent early childhood professionals. The course includes knowledge of how young children grow, develop, and learn. Major theories of child development are integrated with all domains of development, including biological-physical, social, cultural, emotional, cognitive and language. The adult’s role in supporting each child’s growth, development and learning is emphasized.

ECME 303. Family and Community Collaboration (3); Sp Odd
This beginning course examines the involvement of families and communities from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds in early childhood programs. Ways to establish collaborative relationships with families in early childhood settings is discussed. Families’ goals and desires for their children will be supported through culturally responsive strategies.

ECME 304. Curriculum Development through Play: Birth through Age 4 (Pre-K) (3); Alt, Sp, Even
This beginning curriculum course places play at the center of curriculum in developmentally appropriate early childhood programs. It addresses content that is relevant for children, birth through age 8, developmentally appropriate ways of integrating content into teaching and learning experiences. Information on adapting content areas to meet the needs of children with special needs and the development of IFSPs is included. Curriculum development in all areas, including literacy, numeracy, the arts, health, science, social skills, and adaptive learning for children, birth through age 4, is emphasized. Corequisite: ECME 332.

ECME 305. Guiding Young Children (3); Alt, Sp, Even
This course explores various theories of child guidance and the practical application of each. It provides developmentally appropriate methods for guiding children and effective strategies and suggestions for facilitating positive social interactions. Strategies for preventing challenging behaviors through the use of environment, routines and schedules will be presented. Emphasis is placed on helping children become self-responsible, competent, independent, and cooperative learners, and including families as part of the guidance approach.

ECME 306. Curriculum Development & Implementation: Age 3 (Pre-K) through Grade 3 (3); Alt, Fa, Even
This curriculum course focuses on developmentally appropriate curriculum content in early childhood programs, age 3 through third grade. Development and implementation of curriculum in all content areas, including literacy, numeracy, the arts, health and emotional wellness, science, motor and social skills, is emphasized. Information on adapting content areas to meet the needs of children with special needs and the development of IEPs is included.

ECME 315. Introduction to Language, Literacy and Reading (3); Alt, Fa, Odd
This course is designed to prepare early childhood professionals for promoting children’s emergent literacy and reading development. Through a developmental approach, the course addresses ways in which early childhood professionals can foster young children’s oral language development, phonemic awareness and literacy problem-solving skills, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This course provides the foundation for early childhood professionals to become knowledgeable about literacy development in young children. Instructional approaches and theory-based, and research-based, strategies to support the emergent literacy and reading skills of native speakers and English language learners will be presented.

ECME 328. Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs 1 (3); Alt, Fa, Even
This basic course familiarizes students with a variety of culturally appropriate assessment methods and instruments, including systematic observation of typically and nontypically developing children. The course addresses the development and use of formative and summative assessment and evaluation instruments to ensure comprehensive quality of the total environment for children, families, and the community. Students will develop skills for evaluating the assessment process and involving other teachers, professionals and families in the process.

ECME 332. Practicum for Curriculum Development through Play: Birth through Age 4 (2); Alt, Sp, Even
This beginning practicum course is a corequisite with ECME 304. The field-based component of this course will provide experiences that address curriculum content that is relevant for children, birth through age 4, in developmentally and culturally sensitive ways of integrating content into teaching and learning experiences. Information on adapting content areas to meet the needs of children with special needs and the development of IFSPs is included. Curriculum development in all areas, including literacy, numeracy, the arts, health, science, social skills, and adaptive learning for children, birth through age 4, is emphasized. Corequisite: ECME 304.

ECME 334. Curriculum Development & Implementation Practicum: Age 3 (Pre-K) through Grade 3 (2); Alt, Fa, Even
This beginning practicum course is a corequisite with ECME 306. The field-based component of this course will provide experiences that address developmentally appropriate curriculum content in early childhood programs, age 3 through third grade. Development and implementation of curriculum in all content areas, including literacy, numeracy, the arts, health and emotional wellness, science, motor and social skills is emphasized. Information on adapting content areas to meet the needs of children with special needs and the development of IEPs is included. Corequisite: ECME 306.

ECME 335-435. Selected Topics in Early Childhood Multicultural Education (1-4 VC); Var
Course in topics in early childhood multicultural education. May be repeated with change of content.

ECME 403. Family, Language and Culture (3); Su
This course analyzes the interrelationships between family, language, and culture as connected to children’s development and learning. In this course, language is understood as a human activity and higher mental process which build on the children’s families, community, and cultural background. Language conceived as human activity must be examined through an understanding of dialogue, because dialogue is a way of promoting positive relationships between home, school, and community partnerships. In the course of these collaborative partnerships, a vision for a better world and well-being for young children will emerge and concretize in a culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy. Prerequisite: ECME 303.

ECME 411. Teaching and Learning Reading and Writing (3); Sp
The foundation of this course is an understanding of the reading process including the relationship between reading, writing, listening, and speaking; individual needs and abilities in reading instruction; and how to organize classrooms and select materials to support literacy development. Concepts of phonemic awareness, phonics instruction, vocabulary development, fluency, and comprehension are integrated with the use of developmentally appropriate authentic techniques, language/literacy immersion, and multicultural children’s literature. Prerequisite: ECME 315; corequisite: ECME 412.

ECME 413. Teaching and Learning Math and Science (4); Fa
The focus of this advanced-curriculum course is on the standards, principles, and practices in teaching mathematics and science to young children in preschool through grade three. An emphasis is placed on developing a content-rich integrated math and science curriculum that focuses on children’s development and interests, includes appropriate content, processes, environment, and materials with an emphasis on problem solving as the major means of constructing basic concepts. Field experiences required.

ECME 414. Teaching Reading and Learning Social Studies, Fine Arts and Movement (3); Fa
This course focuses on the aims, scope, and integration of methods of teaching social studies, fine arts, and movement across the curriculum. This course emphasizes an integrated approach to teach the “what and why” of social studies; assessing student learning; planning units, lessons, and activities; developing, effective instructional strategies; and acquiring knowledge of social studies content. Concepts of expressive art include the visual arts, music, movement, and drama. Prerequisite: AA in ECME or ECME 300-level courses.

ECME 415. Teaching and Learning Practicum (2); Fa, Sp
The field practicum is a corequisite course with the following: Teaching and Learning Reading and Writing; Teaching and Learning Math and Science; Teaching and Learning Social Studies, Fine Arts, and Movement. The field-based component of this set of courses will provide experiences that address curriculum content and practice teaching that is relevant for children pre-K through grade 3 in developmentally and culturally sensitive ways. Prerequisite: AA in ECME or ECME 300-level courses.

ECME 417. Emergent Literacy (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
This advanced course prepares early childhood professionals to study literacy development, specifically oral language, writing and reading. This course focuses on children from birth through pre-K, including children with diverse abilities. Through a developmental approach, the courses addresses: 1) recent theory and research that translates into practical strategies, assessment materials, and preparation of literacy rich environments; 2) the sociocultural contexts in which children develop literacy; 3) culturally, linguistically, and developmentally appropriate literacy curricula; 4) processes used to determine the appropriateness of various literacy strategies; 5) assessment, evaluation, and accountability, and 6) literacy leadership. Prerequisite: ECME 315.

ECME 420. Research in Child Growth, Development, and Learning (3); Fa
This advanced course in child growth, development, and learning builds upon the foundational material covered in the basic course in child growth, development, and learning. An integration of major theories of child development is provided by focusing on contemporary research in all aspects of development, including bio-ecological, social-affective, cognitive-learning, language-cultural, and methodological aspects of research in early childhood development and education. This course focuses on preparing early childhood professionals to use empirically based research to inform their teaching of young children as well as preparing teachers to be researchers in their own classrooms. Prerequisite: ECME 302.

ECME 424. Integrated Curriculum: Birth through Age 4 (4); Alt, Fa, Odd
This advanced course focuses on developmentally appropriate content, learning environments, and curriculum implementation for children birth through age 4. The course emphasizes integration of content areas (the arts, literacy, math, health/emotional wellness, science, social studies, motor, and adaptive living skills) and the development of rich learning environments for infants, toddlers, and preschool children. Corequisite: 425.

ECME 425. Integrated Curriculum Practicum: Birth through Age 4 (2); Alt, Fa, Odd
This practicum course follows the prerequisite course ECME 306 at the associate level. The field-based component of this course provides experiences that address curriculum content that is relevant for children birth through age 4 in developmentally and culturally sensitive ways of integrating content into teaching and learning experiences in natural environments and center-based programs. Information on adapting content areas to meet the needs of children with special needs and the development of IFSPs is included. Curriculum development in all areas, including literacy, numeracy, the arts, health, science, social skills, and adaptive learning for children, birth through age 4, is emphasized. Prerequisites: 300-level ECME courses. Corequisite: ECME 424.

ECME 428. Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs 2 (3); Sp
This advanced course builds upon student understanding of the connections, among learning, teaching, and assessment, and strategies for evaluation programs. Assessment, identification, and monitoring of typical and atypical development in the cognitive, motor, affective, and social domains will be explored. Multiple and diverse assessment approaches, including responsiveness to cultural and linguistic differences, will be emphasized.

ECME 431. Advanced Caregiving for Infants and Toddlers (3); Alt, Sp, Even
The advanced field-based course focuses students in defining and implementing developmentally appropriate elements of quality programming for infants and toddlers in safe, healthy, responsive, and caring environments. The experiences in the approved setting will emphasize strong, nurturing relationships, cultural competence, recognition of diverse learning needs and styles of every child, appropriate guidance techniques, and partnership with the families, cultures, and community represented. Students are assisted through the course in advancing their ability to observe, discuss, and implement elements of quality programming for infants and toddlers in the home, small-group, or whole-group situations.

ECME 452. Field Base 3: Student Teaching Early Childhood Multicultural Education (9); Fa, Sp
The student teaching experience in early childhood education has two components: 1) placement and assigned tasks in an early childhood classroom with a mentor teacher and 2) a weekly seminar in which students review and reflect on their own teaching practice, make connections between theory and practice, study particular topics of interest, conduct self-evaluations, and contribute to group discussions. Corequisite: GNED 455.

ECME 482. Young Children with Diverse Abilities (3); Su
This course builds on the broad knowledge gained in previous coursework. It provides a specific focus on educational policies, programs, practices, and services appropriate for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and early primary children who exhibit delays and disabilities. The course provides a means toward a deeper understanding and sensitivity to the needs and feelings of children with diverse abilities and their families. The foundations include research-based decision-making, developmentally and individually appropriate practices, a holistic view of young children and their families, cultural sensitivity and competence, and activity-based interventions. Legal requirements of educating the child with disabilities or other special needs will be identified. Cross-listed as SPED 482.

ECME 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Var
Individual study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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Economics (ECON), Courses in

ECON 216. Principles of Macroeconomics (3); Fa, Sp
Introduces macroeconomic theory and explores interrelationships involving inflation, unemployment, gross national product, taxes, government spending and the domestic and world monetary systems. Prerequisite: MATH 140 or permission of instructor. NM Common Course Number: ECON 2113.

ECON 217. Principles of Microeconomics (3); Fa, Sp
The course emphasizes fundamental microeconomic concepts and models, such as opportunity costs, the laws of supply and demand, price and income elasticity, consumer and producer surplus; and various market structures, including perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly. The course also explains how government interventions impact markets. Prerequisite: MATH 140 or permission of instructor. NM Common Course Number: ECON 2123.

 

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Elementary Education (ELEM), Courses in

 

ELEM 312. Teaching Elementary School Mathematics (3); Sp
This course examines methods, materials, and curriculum of modern mathematics in the elementary school. Observation and laboratory periods are required.

ELEM 317. Multicultural Education (3); Fa, SpA study of educational trends, issues, and problems of students and the teaching methods and strategies necessary to teach respect and tolerance among people.

ELEM 335-435. Selected Topics in Elementary Education (1-4 VC); Var
Selected topics in elementary education. May be repeated with change of topic.

ELEM 442. Teaching Elementary School Science and Social Studies (3); Fa
Development of teaching strategies appropriate to recent innovations in science and social science teaching for multicultural classrooms. This course incorporates project-based learning.

ELEM 451. Field Base III Teacher Preparation Experience: Secondary (6); Fa, Sp
This course provides analysis and evaluation of the student’s own performance in student teaching, based on knowledge of the profession and reflective observation. A special fee is assessed. Prerequisite: Permission from the Office of Field Experiences. Corequisites: GNED 445 and 455.

ELEM 490. Independent Study in Elementary Education (1-4 VC); Var
Individual study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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Engineering (ENGR), Courses in

ENGR 215. Introductory Mathematics for Engineering Applications (4); 3, 2 Fa, Sp
This course will provide an overview of the salient math topics most heavily used in the core sophomore-level engineering courses. These include algebraic manipulation of engineering equations, trigonometry, vectors and complex numbers, sinusoids and harmonic signals, systems of equations and matrices, differentiation, integration and differential equations. All math topics will be presented within the context of an engineering application, and reinforced through extensive examples of their use in the core engineering courses. Prerequisites: MATH 140 and 160.

ENGR 220. Circuit Theory (3); 2, 2, 1 Fa, Sp
Almost all disciplines of engineering must be familiar with the basic concepts of circuit analysis and design. Topics covered in this course are circuit principles, network theorems, natural and forced responses of first and second linear order. Computer modeling using SPICE and lab design experiments support this class. Prerequisites: MATH 252 and PHYS 292.

ENGR 237. Vector Mechanics/Statics (3); Fa, Sp
A lecture/laboratory course concerning the application of laws of Newtonian mechanics to stationary systems and rigid bodies. Topics included are: fundamental concepts, review of vector operations, types of forces, systems of forces and moments, objects and structures in equilibrium, centroids and center of mass, moments of inertia, friction, internal forces and moments. Prerequisite: MATH 252 and PHYS 291.

ENGR 245. Programming for Engineers and Scientists (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
This course is an introductory lecture/laboratory course concerned with the application of a high level computer language to solve engineering and scientific problems. Topics to be covered will include: data types, operators, and functions, control flow, programming methods, arrays, introduction to numerical methods, and external device/port programming. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MATH 211, ENGR 115 or permission of instructor.

ENGR 251. Digital Systems Modeling Analysis, Simulation and Design (3); 2, 3 Fa, Sp
This course will introduce the principles and practice of digital logic design and simulation. Contemporary computer simulation and hardware design tools such as hardware description language (VHDL) and field programmable gate array (FPGA) will be used. Basics of Boolean algebra, combinatorial and sequential circuits will be covered. Prerequisite: MATH 211 or permission of instructor.

ENGR 288. Vector Mechanics / Dynamics (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
This course is a lecture/laboratory course concerned with the application of Newtonian mechanics to the motions of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies. Topics to be covered include: review of dynamic systems and MATHLAB programming, Newton’s law, energy methods, momentum methods, kinematics of particles, kinetics of particles, kinematics of rigid bodies and kinetics of rigid bodies. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ENGR 237.

ENGR 290. Independent Study in Engineering (1 – 4 VC);  Fa, Sp
Individual study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ENGR 298. Thermodynamics (3); 2, 2, 1 Fa, Sp
This is a lecture course concerning the application of classical thermodynamics to engineering systems. Topics included are: properties of a pure substance, work and heat, the first law of thermodynamics, first law of analysis for a control volume, and second law analysis for control volume, and power and refrigeration cycles. Prerequisite: CHEM 211, PHYS 192, and MATH 273, or permission of instructor.

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English (ENGL), Courses in

Note: Any 100-, 200- or 300-level literature course will satisfy the core requirement in Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts. Courses marked with an asterisk (*) satisfy the extended core literature requirement.

ENGL 106. English Reading and Writing for Inquiry (3); Fa, Sp
This course offers instruction and practice in college-level critical reading and writing skills. It is designed to give students experience and practice developing academic inquiry needed for much of their coursework.

ENGL 111. Freshman Composition I (3); Fa, Sp
Students will be required to write a number of essays demonstrating mastery of a variety of forms of organization. Prerequisite: 17 or higher on the ACT English Usage Test or completion of ENGL 106 with a grade of C or better. Students may also test out through the ETS Advanced Placement exam. See the Office of the Registrar for details. NM Common Core Number: ENGL 1113.

ENGL 112. Freshman Composition II (3); Fa, Sp
Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of textual sources and the writing of documented papers, emphasizing use of secondary sources, bibliography, organization of material, and effective presentation of research findings. A grade of C or better in ENGL 111 is required or 29 or higher on the ACT English Usage Test. Students may also test out through the CLEP exam. A grade of C or better is required in this course. See the Office of the Registrar for details. NM Common Core Number: ENGL 1123.

ENGL 135 – 435. Selected Topic in English (1-4 VC); Variable
Course in a topic or topics in English. May be repeated with change of content. Prerequisite: ENGL 111.

ENGL 151. Introduction to Drama (3)*; Variable
Close reading and analysis of drama selected from world literature of all ages. Prerequisite: ENGL 106, passed with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 152. Introduction to Fiction (3)*; Fa, Sp
Close reading and analysis of prose fiction selected from world literature of all ages. Prerequisite: ENGL 106, passed with a grade of C or better.

ENGL 202. Fairy Tales (3)*; Variable
Fairy tales examined for their literary and cultural significance. Prerequisite: ENGL 111.

ENGL 214. Autobiography, Personal Essay and Memoir (3)*; Variable
This is a survey course in the close reading, analysis, and practice of personal narrative. The course covers a wide variety of autobiographical writing from the 19th century to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 111.

ENGL 234 – 434. Practicum (1-4 VC); Variable
Students gain practical knowledge through internships in such areas as tutoring, editing, public relations, and feature writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 111.

ENGL 251. Topics in Drama (3); Variable
This course is an-depth study of a major playwright, sub-genre, or tradition of theater from different periods and locations. Possible topics include: Medieval Drama; Twentieth-Century European Drama; Theater of the Absurd; the British Theater Tradition; American Drama; Restoration Drama; others. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 252. Introduction to Literacy Studies (3); Variable
The popular understanding of literacy often limits it to reading and writing skills taught in formal educational institutions. Scholars of literacy studies, however, view this model of literacy as overly simplified and devoid of context. In English 252, students will expand the definition of literacy beyond the classroom by interrogating the context within which literacy activities occur, while examining the relationships among community, identity, ideology, and language. This course will explore a number of approaches scholars have taken to theorizing literacy. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 254. Introduction to Rhetoric (3); Variable
English 254 is an introduction to the theory and history of rhetoric. Define by Aristotle as “the faculty of discovering in any particular case all of the available means of persuasion,” rhetoric has expanded to include the study of how people consciously communicate within the parameters of a given situation. By employing rhetorical theories to modern, public contexts, students will develop the tools and vocabulary for engaging the social world in a critical manner. Prerequisites: ENGL 112.

ENGL 262. Introduction to Creative Writing (3); Alt, Fa, Odd
This course will provide students with introductions to various types of writing including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and playwriting. May be repeated with change of content. Prerequisite: ENGL 111.

ENGL 272. Introduction to Poetry (3)*; Variable
A survey course in the close reading and analysis of poetry. Class discussions are lively and engaging, encouraging students to take critical pleasure in poetry. The course covers a variety of United States and world poets and poetic themes. Prerequisite: ENGL 111.

ENGL 274. Introduction to Shakespeare (3); Variable
This course will introduce students to some of Shakespeare’s better-known plays, the time and culture in which they were written, and the ways they have been and are still performed. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 277. Introduction to Popular Culture (3)*; Variable
Survey of popular literary genres (romances, action–adventure) as well as film and television. Focuses on the interrelationship between myth, culture, politics, and the culture industry. Prerequisite: ENGL 111.

ENGL 278. Science Fiction (3)*; Variable
Close reading and analysis of major science fiction works. Explores science fiction as cultural metaphor and modern myth. Prerequisite: ENGL 111.

ENGL 279. Horror Literature (3)*; Variable
A study of the folk origins of the horror story and its manifestations in mainstream and genre fiction and film. Prerequisite: ENGL 111.

ENGL 281. Norse Mythology (3)*; Variable
Norse mythology and sagas examined for their literary and cultural significance. Prerequisite: ENGL 111.

ENGL 282. Classical Mythology (3)*; Variable
Greek and Roman myths examined for their literary and cultural significance. Prerequisite: ENGL 111.

ENGL 283. Celtic Mythology (3)*; Variable
Celtic myths and sagas of medieval Ireland and Wales, examined for their literary and cultural significance. Prerequisite: ENGL 111.

ENGL 284. Twentieth-Century Literature (3)*; Variable
A study of modern sensibility as manifested in contemporary works written in English and English translation. Prerequisite: ENGL 111.

ENGL 290. British Literature to 1700 (3)*; Fa
British literature from the early Middle Ages through the late Renaissance, including Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and selected works of Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton and others. Prerequisite: ENGL 112. NM Common Core Number: ENGL 2413.

ENGL 291. British Literature from 1700 to Present (3)*; Sp
A study of representative authors of the Neoclassic, Romantic, Victorian, and modern British periods. Prerequisite: ENGL 112. NM Common Core Number: ENGL 2423.

ENGL 292. World Literature to 1700 (3)*; Variable
Readings in world literature from the Ancient World through the comparative literature of the European Renaissance. This course excludes British and American literature. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 293. World Literature from 1700 to Modern (3)*; Variable
Literature from the European Neo-classic period through the modern schools of Eastern and Western Literature. This course excludes British and American literature. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 294. American Literature to 1865 (3)*; Fa
A study of major American works that exemplify the changing philosophies and literary trends of Colonial America, the Early Republic, and the American Renaissance. Emphasis on changing views of humankind and God and on the literary treatment of the elusive “American Dream.” Prerequisite: ENGL 112. NM Common Core Number: ENGL 2513.

ENGL 295. American Literature, 1865 to the Present (3)*; Sp
The development of American poetry and fiction from Mark Twain and the rise of realism to the present. Emphasis on the major literary schools and authors of the period. Prerequisite: ENGL 112. NM Common Core Number: ENGL 2523.

ENGL 302. Literary Theory (3); Alt, Sp, Even
An introduction to literary terms and to theories of literature from Plato to the present. Application to these theories to various works, ancient and modern. Prerequisite: Two English courses beyond ENGL 112.

ENGL 305. Advanced Composition (3); Variable
This course examines the relationship between reading, writing, and thinking, and how the raft of writing can strengthen all three. Students will study different authors’ perspectives on an issue and develop their own written responses, crafted through sustained revision. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 307. Writing as Advocacy (3); Variable
Students study writing as advocacy, or writings as social action taken on behalf of others. Our primary conceptual tool will be the literacy event, which foregrounds the situation, context, and the actors through which the consumption or production of print plays a role. Students select an individual, class of people, or organization for which to advocate, then research and create ways to act on their behalf. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 309. A History of Writing (3); Variable
A cross-cultural study of writing and writing systems; the development of script, and the social contexts of use. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 310. Creative Nonfiction Workshop (3); Alt, Fa, Even
This is a workshop class in creative nonfiction. Students will read a variety of creative nonfiction texts and produce original creative nonfiction writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 312. Stand-Up comedy as Literature (3)*; Variable
An in-depth examination of stand-up comedy in literature, how this most American of literary forms reveals and influences the American ethos, and the changes the art form has undergone since its inception in the late nineteenth century. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 314. Women in Literature (3)*; Variable
Study of literary works chosen to demonstrate the historical and contemporary representation of women in poetry and fiction. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 315. Native American Women’s Literature: Voices and Visions (3) *; Variable
Study and exploration of women’s voices in contemporary Native American literature. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 317. Introduction to Modern Grammar (3); Fa
This class provides an introduction to the components of language-phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics – as well as various grammar models. Topics also include the relations between language and social contexts, and language and writing.

ENGL 318. Chicano/a Literature (3)*; Variable
A survey examining the major texts of the Chicano/a experience, including traditional, community-centered folktales and corridos, contemporary prose, poetry, drama, and nonfiction, supported by theoretical readings. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 325. The American Novel (3)*; Variable
An in-depth study of classic American novels from the nineteenth century to the present day. Prerequisites: ENGL 111 and 112.

ENGL 328. The Historical Gothic (3)*; Variable
This course looks at the rise of gothic horror literature in the late-18th and 19th centuries, examining the historical, aesthetic, and social contexts that produced such works.

ENGL 341. The Bible as Literature: Old Testament (3) *; Variable
Study of Old Testament literature, emphasizing techniques and conventions of biblical narrative and poetry. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 342. The Bible as Literature: New Testament (3) *; Variable
Study of New Testament literature, focusing on the various literary arts of Gospels, Acts, Epistles, and Revelation. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 343. Eastern Spiritual Classics (3) *; Variable
Literary aspects of the Eastern spiritual classics–Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Zen, Islamic, Sufi, Kabbalistic, and Hassidic. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 350. Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing (3); Variable
Provides a review of traditional and current methods of teaching reading and writing. Students examine current reading and writing theory and research with an eye toward the implications for pedagogy.

ENGL 362. Creative Writing: Poetry (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
An intensive and creative course in the craft of poetry. Course readings will include selected works and poetics. Objectives include the recognition and imitation of selected techniques and the writing of original works. Prerequisites: ENGL 112 and ENGL 272

ENGL 364. Creative Writing: Fiction (3); Alt, Fa, Odd
An intensive study of selected works of short fiction with emphasis on the components of this literary form; writing of original works in the form. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 365. Nonfiction Prose (3)*; Alt, Sp, Even
An introduction to the reading and analysis of creative nonfiction essays: biography, travel, nature, social commentary, the urban scene, sports, and the domestic and fine arts. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 367. Technical Writing (3); Fa, Sp, Su
Students develop the principles of scientific, professional, and technical writing. Major assignments include formal proposals and reports. Minor assignments include resumes, short reports, instructions, correspondence, and memoranda. Stress is placed on developing a clear and concise writing style. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 381. African-American Writers (3); Variable
A study of the scope, excellence, and distinctive qualities of the writing of African-Americans in the United States. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 400. Creative Writing: Experimental Fiction (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
Advanced fiction writing with an emphasis on experimental techniques, styles, and approaches, including stream-of-consciousness and fictive-autobiography. The reading component of this course will include theoretical and creative texts. May be repeated with change of content. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 401. Creative Writing: Advanced Poetry (3); Alt, Fa, Even
A writing workshop for experienced poets. Students will write original poems and read 20th century poetry and poetics from the United States and around the world. May be repeated with change of content. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 405. Gender and the Politics of Literacy (3); Variable
This course explores the historical connections between literacy on the one hand and reason/emotion on the other, focusing on how each has been historically gendered. The course begins with a history of style and how metaphors of gender have been used to describe writing. It continues with a gendered study of how cultural beliefs about literacy shape our conceptions of the individual, citizen, aesthetic, and rationality. Prerequisite: ENGL 112.

ENGL 411. Major American Writers (3); Sp
In-depth study of a major author or authors, school, genre, and tradition in American literature. Possible topics: literature of the American West; American modernism; American poetry. May be repeated with change of content. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

ENGL 412. Major British Writers (3); Sp
In-depth study of a major author or authors, school, genre, or tradition of British literature. Possible topics: Byron and the Satanic School, The British moderns (Lawrence, Woolf, Joyce). May be repeated with change of content. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

ENGL 413. Major World Writers (3); Variable
In-depth study of a major author or authors, school, genre, or tradition of world literature, generally excluding British and American works. May be repeated with change of content. Possible topics: Kafka and the Kafkaesque, Ancient Erotic Literature, Post-Colonial African Fiction, The Epic. May be repeated with change of content. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

ENGL 414. Literary Realism (3); Variable
Covers the international development of the theory and practice of the realist novel. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

ENGL 421. Chaucer (3); Variable
This course is an intensive study of The Canterbury Tales and selected minor works. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

ENGL 422. Shakespeare (3); Fa
This course is an intensive study of a group of Shakespeare’s plays, such as comedies, tragedies, Greek plays, English history plays, or late romances. May be repeated with a change of content. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

ENGL 423. Milton (3); Variable
This course is an intensive study of Paradise Lost and selected minor works. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

ENGL 434. Practicum (1-4 VC); Variable
Students gain practical knowledge in such areas as tutoring, editing, public relations, and feature writing. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

ENGL 441. History of the English Language (3); Sp
Investigation of the origin of modern English, with a study of the evolution of English sounds, inflections, vocabulary, and syntax, from earliest times to the present. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

ENGL 442. Contemporary English Linguistics (3); Variable
An examination of the structures, processes, and functions of elements of the English language, with particular attention to their description in the theories of cognitive grammar.

ENGL 443. Sociolinguistics (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
This course is an examination of language use and variation. Topics to be addressed include sociolinguistic theory, research methods and application; diglossia and multilingualism; pidgins and creoles; patterns of discourse; forms of addresses and reference; sociolinguistics of writing. Prerequisites: Junior classification and ENGL 317.

ENGL 445. Cultural Criticism and Theory (3); Variable
Selections from advanced cultural criticism from the Birmingham school and its contemporary derivatives. Authors to be studied will include Foucault, Hall, Hebdige, Barthes, and others. Emphasis will be on the study contemporary culture from a theoretical perspective. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

ENGL 450. Seminar in English (1-4 VC); Variable
Seminar course in a topic or topics in English. Possible topics: literature of exploration, existentialism, literature and the law. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

ENGL 464. Women and Rhetoric (3); Variable
Provides a historical and thematic overview of rhetorical writings by and about women. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

ENGL 482. Literature of the Southwest (3); Variable
An examination of the tricultural literary heritage of the southwestern United States. Readings include journals and diaries of the Territorial Period as well as imaginative works by novelists of the Southwest. Emphasis on cultural traditions that shaped the literature. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

ENGL 485. Stylistics (3); Variable
An examination of linguistic principles specifically as they apply to the analysis of written texts. Students will learn to make the kind of textual observations needed to reveal the stylistic traits and tendencies in the language of literature. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

ENGL 490. Senior Readings (1-4 VC); Variable
Primarily intended for English majors. Individual study of selected author(s) or topic(s) arranged with an instructor. Prerequisites: Junior classification and permission of instructor.

ENGL 491. Arthurian Literature (3); Variable
This course examines literature generated by the legends of King Arthur and his court, studied in a variety of European texts from the Middle Ages. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

ENGL 499. Supervised Research (1-4 VC); Variable
Primarily intended for English majors. Individual research project arranged with an instructor. Prerequisites: Junior classification and permission of instructor.

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Finance (FIN), Courses in

FIN 135-435. Selected Topics in Finance, Variable
Course in topics in finance. May be repeated with change of content.

FIN 341. Financial Management 1 (3); Fa, Sp
Financial Management I addresses corporate financial planning. The topics include ratio analysis, forecasted income statements, cash budgets and balance sheets, break-even analysis, and other tools used to maximize the value or minimize the costs to a firm or organization. The calculation of short-term interest rates for periods less than one year and installment loans will be introduced. The time value of money concept will be utilized. The course focuses on using these tolls to solve specific problems encountered by most organizations, both profit and non-profit. Prerequisite: MATH 140 ACCT 287.

FIN 343. Advanced Corporate Finance (3); Fa, Sp
The focus of this class is on the analytical problem-solving of financial needs, risk assessment, and the acquisition of resources. This course deals with long-term financial needs of the corporation, long-term debt and lease financing, common and preferred stocks financing, the use of other financial instruments including convertible securities and warrants, and external growth through mergers. Time value of money techniques will be applied to valuation and rates of return for the firm, the cost of capital and the capital budgeting process. Prerequisites: FIN 341 or FIN 241

FIN 405. Financial Markets and Institutions (3); Fa
This course focuses on the use of financial markets by the private and public sectors and the facilitating role played by intermediary agents. The course relies on the basic tools of micro- and macroeconomics theory in the study of private and public financial behavior and the problems posed for public policy. Prerequisite: ECON 217.

FIN 409. Investments (3); Fa, Sp
This course provides students with an understanding of investment theory and practices and the various types of securities traded in financial markets. It focuses on investment strategies and portfolio construction and management. Prerequisite: MATH 140.

FIN 475. International Finance (3); Fa, Sp
An overview of the workings of trade and finance in an international setting. Particular attention is given to handling problems associated with exchange rate movements, sources of funds for overseas operations and investments, and criteria to judge foreign investment opportunities. Prerequisite: FIN 341.

FIN 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Variable
Individual, directed study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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Forestry (FOR), Courses in

FOR 105. Ecosystems and Humans (4); 3, 2 Fa, Sp
A survey of environmental and ecological sciences with an introduction to the ways humans interact with and change ecosystems. The course introduces students to ecological and environmental concepts that bear on environmental issues, the current practices and management strategies utilized to preserve and sustain ecosystems, and examples of solutions to environmental and natural resources problems. Applies to NM Common Core.

FOR 135-435. Selected Topic in Forestry (1-4 VC); Var
Course in a topic or topics in forestry. May be repeated with a change in course content.

FOR 200. Forestry Field Practices (4); 1, 6 Fa
This course is an intensive summer experience in which various forest types in New Mexico are visited. Forest management practices, harvest systems, and natural catastrophes will be assessed by students for their ecological repercussions. Measurement methods used in forestry will be introduced throughout the session. This course provides training to students in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s heavy equipment and field operations regulations, safe practices for field workers, and risk management and liability issues surrounding field work.

FOR 231. Terrestrial Ecology (4); 3, 2 Fa
The ecology of natural and artificial groups of terrestrial organisms used in the production of goods and services is the focus of this course. Topics include biological productivity, vegetation dynamics, biodiversity, range ecosystems, forest ecosystems, and pest populations. Prerequisite: FOR 105.

FOR 237. Water Resources (3); Sp
This course will explore the social, economic, environmental, historical, and technological forces that have led to our current methods of water distribution, management, and policy throughout the world. A strong historical context will be used throughout the course with a focus on New Mexico, Colorado, and the West. While the course will focus on the West, other areas of the U.S. and world will be examined as appropriate. Prerequisite: FOR 105 or instructor permission.

FOR 290-490. Independent Study (1-6 VC); Fa, Sp, Su
Individual directed study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

FOR 305. Natural Resources Economics (3); Alt, Sp, Even
This course provides an overview of the market economy in development and allocation of scarce resources, the economic impacts of policy measures used in natural resource systems, and the achievement of achieving environmental goals. Prerequisites: FOR 231 and ECON 217.

FOR 307. Wildland Fire Management (3); Var
This is a course on the behavior of wildfires in forest and range communities. Methods of prescribed fire use are discussed. This course reviews methods for fuel load estimation, fire weather prediction, and fire suppression. Prerequisite: FOR 321 or instructor permission.

FOR 310. Mensuration and Biometrics (3); Fa
Mensuration is the practice of measuring lengths and angles. Biometrics is the set of techniques for measurement and analysis of biological phenomena. Together, these topics provide a comprehensive overview of measurement and analysis techniques used in life science and allied disciplines. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MATH 140.

FOR 313. Dendrology (3); Fa
Dendrology studies the biology of trees and woody vegetation. This course explores tree and shrub identification with associated botanical nomenclature as well as the structure and function of shrub and tree morphology. A collection of local trees and shrubs is a requirement for the course. Prerequisite: FOR 231 or instructor permission.

FOR 317. Principles of Wildlife Management (3); Var
This course will provide an overview of ecological principles used in the management of various groups of wildlife, the history and development of wildlife management as a science, characteristics of, and factors affecting wildlife populations, techniques and theories of management, and wildlife conservation. Prerequisites: FOR 105 and FOR 231

FOR 340. Quantitative Methods (3); Fa, Sp
Quantitative methods are the techniques used to numerically and statistically analyze observational and experimental data. Students will gain first-hand experience with data analysis of biological, geological, and natural resources data sets. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MATH 140 or instructor permission.

FOR 340. Quantitative Methods (3); Fa, Sp
Quantitative methods are the techniques used to numerically and statistically analyze observational and experimental data. Students will gain first-hand experience with data analysis of biological, geological, and natural resources data sets. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MATH 140 or instructor permission.

FOR 400. Surface Hydrology (3); Alt, Sp, Even
A course designed for upper-division undergraduate students in earth sciences and natural resources management. The course combines 1) a qualitative conceptual understanding of hydrologic process, 2) an introduction to the quantitative representation of those processes, and 3) an understanding of approaches to hydrological measurements and the uncertainties involved in those measurements. Prerequisite: GEOL 101, MATH 140, or instructor permission.

FOR 402. Silviculture (3); Sp
Silviculture is the set of practices to grow and manage trees. The course focuses on the factors affecting tree growth, tree stand dynamics and health, and the impact of management on ecosystem values. The ecological practices to sustainably produce forest products are emphasized.Prerequisite: FOR 231 or instructor permission.

FOR 408. Limnology (4); 3, 1 Alt, Fa, Even
A study of the interrelationships among plants, animals, and environmental factors in aquatic ecosystems. The course is field oriented and concentrates on the development of sampling techniques and the analysis of biotic and abiotic components of nearby lakes and streams. Prerequisite: FOR237, CHEM 211 and MATH 140, or instructor permission.

FOR 410. Forest Management (3); Fa
This course focuses on the economic and scientific decisions for large tracts of land and multiple types of forest stands over landscapes. The elements of planning management activities to create the least costs and greatest benefits for a landowner are explored. Prerequisites: FOR 105, FOR 231 and MATH 140, or instructor permission.

FOR 412. Surveying and Geographic Information Systems (4); 3, 2; Fa, Sp
The training and application of surveying and GIS databases to environmental and natural resources problems. Prerequisites: MATH 140 with a minimum grade of C or instructor permission.

FOR 413. Ecological and Environmental Monitoring (3)
Monitoring is the observation of treatment effects or the condition of natural and human systems over time. Many systems are monitored for pollutants and regulatory compliance, adverse outcomes of environmental management practices, and to determine trends in animal and plant populations. The course explores 1) roles of monitoring in environmental management and ecology; 2) considerations in designing monitoring programs; 3) sampling methodologies for soil conditions, water quality, animal and plant populations, and responses to treatments; and 4) uses of monitoring results. Prerequisites: CHEM 212, and MATH 140.

FOR 416. Soil Science (4); 3, 2 Fa
This course provides students with basic soil science concepts. The physical, chemical and ecological properties of soils are applied to soil classification, genesis, fertility, productivity, irrigation and erosion. Prerequisites: BIOL 212, CHEM 211 and MATH 140.

FOR 417. Watershed Management (3)
This course will emphasize the interdisciplinary characteristics of watershed management. The need to incorporate ecological and socioeconomic factors when planning and implementing programs to achieve sustainable, socially viable natural resource development is emphasized. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: FOR 231 and FOR 330 or instructor permission.

FOR 418. Aquatic Ecology (4); 3, 2 Alt, Fa, Odd
This course examines the biological, chemical, and physical features of aquatic environments and relates them to general ecological concepts and environmental concerns. The course focuses on the physiological adaptations of species to the aquatic environment and invertebrate and fish community structure. Additionally, this course will examine both the negative and positive impacts that anthropogenic activities have on the ecology of aquatic systems. Prerequisites: BIOL 212, CHEM 211, and MATH 140

FOR 420. Wildlife Habitat Management (3); Alt, Sp, Even
This course examines the principles and practice of wildlife management with an emphasis on habitats, distribution, abundance and legal considerations. Prerequisite: FOR 231.

FOR 424. Wildland Pest Management (3); 3, 2 Fa
A pest is an organism that interferes with human activities. Pests annually cause large losses of food and wood, as well as damage to infrastructure and ecosystem services. This course explores major wildland pest organisms, and practices for management of their populations. Students will learn about management practices for insect, weed, pathogen and vertebrate animal pests, such as integrated pest management, cultural management, pesticide use, and biological control. Prerequisites: CHEM 211 and FOR 231.

FOR 426. Professional Ethics (1); Sp
Natural and environmental resources professionals may work for public agencies, wood products corporations, consulting firms, or private contractors. Professional ethics is the set of decision guidelines for dealing with various landowners, the conduct of professional and business activities, and the conservation of resources for future generations. This course explores common ethical issues for natural resources professionals. Prerequisite: FOR 105.

FOR 433. Water Science (4); 3, 2 Var
This is a course focused on the standard methods of water analysis and interpretation of results for surface and ground waters, water supply systems, and wastewater discharges. The course will focus on coliform bacteria, nutrients, organic matter, heavy metals, pesticides, and water quality standards. Prerequisites: FOR 237, CHEM 211, and MATH 140 or instructor permission.

FOR 451. Project Fires and Post-Fire Rehabilitation (3); Var
This class is designed to investigate the potential problems resulting from fires including erosion on slopes and in stream channels, sediment and debris jams in streams, weed infestations, loss of vegetation and forest cover, hazards from fire-killed trees falling, and potential damage from post-fire activities, like salvage logging. One Saturday field trip is mandatory. Prerequisite: FOR 405

FOR 452. Prescribed Fire Practices (4); 3, 2; Var
Prescribed fires are used to meet management objectives of fuel reduction and ecosystem restoration. This course explores the design, planning, conduct, and monitoring in prescribed fire utilization. The course includes two mandatory Saturday field trips and participation in a prescribed fire. Prerequisite: FOR 105, FOR 318, or permission of instructor.

FOR 453. Toxicology in Life Sciences (3); Var
Students will develop an understanding of the general process of conducting release, contamination, and risk assessments. Furthermore, students will be able to understand and work with federal and state guidelines and regulations that bear on the conduct of environmental public health investigations. The ultimate goal is to equip students with knowledge and skills that are utilized to assess the general impact of substances on human health. Prerequisite: CHEM 211 or permission of instructor.

FOR 456. Fire and Landscape Ecology (3); Var
This class investigates the landscape-scale effects of wildfires, as well as the ecology of fire in a variety of ecosystems and includes the effects of fire on plants, animals, soils, water and air. The course emphasizes the prediction and characterization of fire effects over time and space as well as the role of fire in restoration ecology. Case studies of restoration projects using fire in prairies, ponderosa pine and white bark forests will be examined. Prerequisites: CHEM 211, FOR 231 and FOR 307.

FOR 461. Atmospheric Science (3); Var
The physical structure and dynamics of the atmosphere are explored. Air pollutant movement, dissipation, and chemistry will be discussed. Weather phenomena and local ventilation patterns will be discussed in terms and of smoke and air pollutant dispersion, fire behavior, and pesticide sprays. Prerequisites: CHEM 211, and MATH 140.

FOR 492. Applied Forestry Research (3); Sp
This capstone course is designed for students to participate in an applied forest research project where they are required to incorporate the results of their academic preparation. Each class will pursue research toward a forest management hypothesis or question chosen by the instructor. Each student will investigate a specific issue of a broader question. Students will present their data at NMHU Research Day or a meeting of recognized scientific society. Prerequisite: Senior classification.

FOR 499. Independent Research (1-6 VC); Fa, Sp, Su
Study of a special topic in natural resources management in an individual, directed research-based project arranged with an individual instructor. Instructor permission required.

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General and Secondary Education (GNED), Courses in

GNED 201. Introduction to Teaching (3); Fa, Sp
Introduction to the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of education, especially as it relates to a multicultural environment. Students will use those foundations to develop strategies related to problems, issues, and responsibilities in the broad and specific educational arenas. Corequisite: GNED 251.

GNED 251. Field-Based 1 Teacher Preparation Experience (l); Fa, Sp
Initial observations of classroom environments; determining what classroom teachers do. The class combines field observations (28 clock hours) with an on-campus seminar. Corequisite: GNED 201.

GNED 302. Educational Psychology (3); Sp
Theories and research in learning and their implications for curriculum and instruction.

GNED 320. Language Acquisition and Linguistics for Teacher (3); Sp
This course provides for in-depth study of first and second language acquisition and a broad background in linguistics.

GNED 322. Licensure Test Prep Language Arts & Writing (1); Fa, Sp
This course is designed to help students preparing to take the New Mexico Teacher Licensure test focusing on the Essential Academic Skills Assessment of reading and writing.

GNED 324. Licensure Test Prep Teacher Competency (1); Fa, Sp
This course is designed to help students preparing to take the New Mexico Teacher Licensure test focusing on the Professional Knowledge.

GNED 326. Licensure Test Prep Math (1); Fa, Sp
This course focuses on the Essential Academic Skills Assessment and the Assessment of Math to help students preparing to take the teacher licensure test. This course is designed to be a review of the Pre-Algebra and Algebra I content covered on the Math section of the New Mexico Teacher Licensure test.

GNED 335-435. Selected Topic in General Education (1-4 VC); Var
Course in topic or topics in general education: may be repeated with change of content.

GNED 351. Field-Based 2 Teacher Preparation Experience (2); 1, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
The development of analytical and reflective reports based on field observation (42 clock hours) of different methods and teaching strategies used in the classroom. These reports form the basis for class discussions. Students will also have the opportunity to implement classroom lessons.

GNED 410. The Art and Science of Teaching in Secondary Schools (3); 3, 2 Fa
Designed to provide an overview of curriculum and organization in the secondary school and to offer actual teaching experience in a micro-teaching situation, applying basic teaching strategies and techniques for the purpose of developing teacher competency. A special fee is charged.

GNED 412. Theories and Principles of Bilingual Education (3); Sp
Fundamental theories and principles of bilingual education, preparing the prospective teacher to address the issues and concerns intelligently in the classroom.

GNED 417. English as a Second Language (3); Fa, Sp
A study of English as a second language, conveying methods and procedures of teaching English to children and adults for whom English is not the native tongue. Students will be introduced to second language acquisition theories and basic elements of the sound system. Prerequisite: RDED 315.

GNED 420. Sheltered English for Content Area Instruction (3); Fa
This course provides a set of linguistic, instructional, assessment, and classroom-management practices that allows English language learners (ELLS) from the advanced-beginner level on the develop content-area knowledge, operational skills and increased language proficiency. Prerequisite: ENGL 317.

GNED 437. Instructional Methodologies for Use in Spanish-Bilingual Classrooms (3); Fa
Demonstrate knowledge of and use theories, approaches, methods and techniques for teaching literacy, biliteracy and other academic skills in English and the native language. Spanish is the language of instruction and student participation/presentations. Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or SPAN 202.

GNED 444. Technology in Education (3); Fa, Sp
Provides teachers a working knowledge of the PC and its applications in education. A special fee is charged. This course incorporates project-based learning.

GNED 445. Knowledge of the Profession (3); Fa, Sp
Legal, ethical, professional and organizational issues related to education. Developing skills in collaborating and communicating effective with colleagues, administrators and other professionals. Prerequisites: Completion of core and major requirements. Corequisite: Student teaching.

GNED 450. Seminar in General or Secondary Education (1-4); Variable
Seminar course in a topic or topics in general or secondary education.

GNED 451. Field Base 3 Teacher Preparation Experience: Secondary (6); Fa, Sp
Analysis and evaluation of the student’s own performance in student teaching, based on knowledge of the profession and reflective observation. A special fee is charged. Prerequisite: NMTA exam, 2.5 GPA, admission to student teaching. Corequisites: GNED 445 and GNED 455.

GNED 452. Field Base 3 Teacher Preparation Experience: K – 12 (6); Fa, Sp
Analysis and evaluation of the student’s own performance in student teaching, based on knowledge of the profession and reflective observation. Both elementary and secondary settings are utilized. A special fee is charged. Prerequisite: NMTA exam, 2.5 GPA, admission to student teaching. Corequisite: GNED 445 and GNED 455.

GNED 453. Field Base 3 Internship (6 – 12 VC); Var
The internship program in the School of Education is a New Mexico State Department of Education approved equivalent to the Field-Base III block. Internships are ONLY considered at the request of a school district. A special fee is charged. Prerequisite: Admission to student teaching, passed all three parts of the New Mexico Teachers Exam (NMTE), completed all required coursework, and permission of the instructor.

GNED 455. Classroom Management (3); Fa, Sp
Introduces the student to a variety of techniques for managing behavior in the classroom. Major areas and specific techniques within each will be presented and practiced both in the class and in the student’s own teaching situation. Prerequisite: Admission to student teaching. Corequisite: Appropriate major Field-Based III Experience and GNED 445.

GNED 461. Assessment and Evaluation of Students (3); Fa, Sp
Problems in the construction and use of teacher-made and standardized tests. The course also emphasizes the gathering and interpreting of data, reporting of test information, and development of a district wide testing program.

GNED 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Var
Individual, directed study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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General Physical Education (PE), Courses in

PE 100. Fit for Life (2) Fa, Sp, Su
This course helps students develop an understanding and appreciation for personal wellness as a healthy lifestyle. Problem-solving and decision-making skills on numerous topics such as design of a personal physical activity program, prudent nutrition strategy, and stress management is included. Participation in this class enables students to take advantage of the opportunities to maximize prevention of disease and improve quality of life. Fit for Life is a prerequisite for all students who plan to major in HPLS. A special lab fee is assessed.

PE 101. Beginning Swimming (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
Physical education activity course.

PE 102. Intermediate Swimming (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
Physical education activity course.

PE 103. Advanced Swimming (1); Var
This course is designed to polish strokes students already know so they can swim with more ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. It is also an opportunity to learn the advanced strokes which are mostly taught to swimming instructors.

PE 112. Self Defense (1); 0, 2 Var
Physical education activity course.

PE 113. Weight Training (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
Physical education activity course. May be offered in separate sections for men and women.

PE 114. Conditioning Exercise (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
Physical education activity course. May be offered in separate sections for men and women.

PE 117. Water Aerobics (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
Physical education activity course. May be offered in separate sections for senior citizens.

PE 118. Lifetime Fitness for Senior Citizens (1-2 VC); 0, 4
Nonmedical supervision of physical activity and fitness/wellness information specifically designed for senior citizens (over 50 years of age). Seniors must have a physician’s clearance prior to admission. This is an HU-Wellness Program activity.

PE 119. Walk-Jog for Fitness (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
Walking or jogging as a lifetime fitness exercise.

PE 120. Basketball (1); 0, 2 Var
Physical education activity course.

PE 122. Soccer (1); 0, 2 Var
Physical education activity course.

PE 123. Softball (1); 0, 2 Var
Physical education activity course.

PE 124. Volleyball (1); 0, 2 Var
Physical education activity course.

PE 133. Golf (1) Sp
Physical education activity course. Special fee charged. Course meets for extended hours during a half-semester.

PE 135. Selected Topic: Activity Course (1)
Topic or topics in an activity course. May be repeated with change of content.

PE 142. Cross-Country Skiing (1); 0, 2 Var
Physical education activity course. Special fee charged. Course meets for extended hours during a half-semester

PE 144. Fitness Activity (1-2 VC); 0, 4 Var
Nonmedical supervision of physical activity and fitness/wellness information exclusively for University employees. An HU-Wellness Program activity.

PE 147. Beginning Skiing (1); 0, 2 Sp
Physical education activity course. Special fee charged. Course meets for extended hours during a half-semester.

PE 150. Cardiovascular Exercise Therapy (1-3 VC); 0, 2-4
Supervised exercise for patients enrolled in the Cardiovascular Health Enhancement and Exercise Rehabilitation (CHEER) Program. Prerequisite: Physician referral.

PE 153. Step Aerobics (1); Var
Motivational course in which the healthy student, through active participation, will develop knowledge and skills sufficiently adequate to provide enjoyment for this cardiovascular and respiratory activity.

PE 154. Yoga I (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
Learn body alignment principles of yoga poses and movements. The yoga poses release tension, quiet mental anxiety, and increase circulation. Yoga increases strength and flexibility both in body and mind.

PE 155. Yoga II (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
A vigorous practice of fluid yoga movements linked with the breath to create overall health. A more advanced yoga to build up heat in the body to stretch and strengthen the muscles.

PE 160. Wellness Program (1); 0, 2 Fa, Sp, Su
This course allows participants to utilize the NMHU Wellness Program during its normal operating hours. Additionally, students may use the Wilson Complex and the swimming pool.

PE 161. Intramurals (1); 0, 2 Var
This course allows community members to participate in the Intramurals Program at NMHU. Participants may compete in the Intramurals Program for the semester they are registered.

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Geology- Environmental (GEOL), Courses in

GEOL 101. Survey of Earth Science (4); 3, 2 Fa, Sp
An introduction to the broad spectrum of modern earth sciences, including astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, and physical geology for the science and nonscience major student. Volcanoes, earthquakes, continental drift, glaciers, wind action, groundwater, rivers, and landslides are some of the topics discussed. NM Common Core Course Number: GEOL 1114.

GEOL 105. The Planets (4); 3, 2 Var
A study of the eight planets in our solar system, with emphasis on geologic and atmospheric processes. Topics include the study of faults and tectonic features, impact craters, evolution and internal structures, atmospheres, meteorites, comets, asteroids, and analysis of spacecraft images. Applies to NM Common Core.

GEOL 202. Earth History (4); 3, 2 Sp
A study of the 4.5 billion-year history of the earth based on information derived from rocks, minerals, and fossils. Trilobites, dinosaurs, and saber tooth tigers are but a few of the organisms to be investigated. Prerequisite: GEOL 101. NM Common Core Course Number GEOL 1214.

GEOL 235 – 435. Selected Topic in Geology (1-4 VC); Var
Course in topic or topics in geology. May be repeated with a change in content.

GEOL 290 – 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Fa, Sp, Su
Individual study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

GEOL 301. Environmental Geology (4); 3, 2 Sp
A study of the human interactions with the earth, its resources, and natural hazards. Includes instruction in the geological principles that can be utilized to both prevent and ameliorate environmental problems. Prerequisite: GEOL 101.

GEOL 317. Depositional Environments (4); 3, 2 Alt, Fa, Even
Survey of sedimentary rock types, principles of description and classification, sediment genesis and transport, distribution and origin of sedimentary deposits. Includes paleoenvironmental determinations from analysis of modern marine, transitional, and continental environments with the information applied to problems in environmental geology. Course includes an investigation of evolution of life on a dynamic earth. The course will investigate stratigraphic and paleontologic principles to aid in paleoenvironmental interpretation and evolutionary studies. Students will gain an appreciation of the dynamic nature of the earth and the importance of scientific thought processes. Laboratory portion of the course emphasizes lecture topics through hands-on laboratory experiences, including several field trips. Prerequisites: GEOL 101.

GEOL 320. Mineralogy (4); 3, 2 Var
A study of the fundamental aspects of mineralogy, including crystal symmetry, crystal structures, crystal chemistry, and the physical properties of minerals. Students will practice hand specimen identification, optical mineralogy, and powder X-ray diffractometry towards the study of elected mineral groups. Prerequisite: GEOL 101 or permission of instructor.

GEOL 321. Petrology (4); 3, 2 Var
An introduction to the fundamentals of igneous and metamorphic rocks. The lecture will focus on the experimental and field evidence for interpreting rock associations and the interplay between igneous and metamorphic rock formation and the plate tectonic model. Topics include textures, structures, microscopic identification, geochemistry, and rock classification as a background for discussing rock origins. Prerequisite: GEOL 101, 320, or permission of instructor.

GEOL 325. Earth Materials (4); 3, 2 Fa
A study of the origin, identification, and significance of geologic materials and processes. The course blends basic descriptive aspects with theory and quantitative analysis. Course objectives include the following: the recognition of major rock-forming minerals and other selected minerals in hand specimen and thin section; the mastery of hand specimen and petrographic microscope analyses for mineral identification and rock interpretation; and the ability to relate crystal chemistry, crystallographic alignment, and physical attributes of a mineral to its identification, as well as rock petrogenesis. Prerequisite: GEOL 101.

GEOL 330. Structural Geology (4); 3, 2 Alt, Fa, Odd
A detailed study of the forces acting on the earth’s crust and a resolution of these forces in terms of joints, faults, folds, uplifts, and related phenomena. Prerequisites: GEOL 101, MATH 140, MATH 160, and MATH 160 or by permission of instructor.

GEOL 350. Seminar in Geology (3); Var
Seminar course in topic or topics in geology.

GEOL 375. Field Geology (4); 0, 12 Su
Principles of geologic mapping, including the use of a Brunton compass, barometer, hand-level, plane table, and other instruments. The course also includes the solution of actual field problems and preparation of reports. Prerequisite: GEOL 101, 317, 330, or permission of instructor.

GEOL 412. Geologic Resources, Laws, and Environmental Policies (3); Alt, Sp, Even
A study of the policies that protect public and private lands and communities in from hard-rock mining impacts. The course will briefly cover the nature and origin of the earth’s rock and mineral resources, methods of resource extraction, and impacts on the environment. The course will thoroughly cover the major types of regional and federal environmental policies, discuss the roles of the major players in the public policy process, and consider how to use science to inform the debate and remediate or lessen mining impacts. The class will study the 1872 Mining Law which grants fee and open occupation, exploration, and purchase of public lands to U.S. citizens. We will also study The 1993 New Mexico Mining Act that improved regulation of mining at the state level will also be covered. Selected NM hard- rock mining cases and issues relevant to the southwest will also be reviewed. Prerequisite: GEOL 101 or an introductory physical science laboratory course.

GEOL 415. Remote Sensing and Analysis (4); 3, 2 Fa
Instruction in remote sensing theory, applications, and case studies, and exposure to and practice with airborne and satellite remote sensing and image processing. Students will be able to acquire data, process the images, create appropriate data, analyze the accuracy of the results, and utilize the data for specific applications. Prerequisites: FOR 412 and MATH 140 with at least a C or better, or permission of instructor.

GEOL 418. Advanced Geographic Information Systems (4); 3 ,2 Sp
A scheme of hardware, software, and procedures designed to support the capture, management, manipulation, analysis, modeling and display of spatially referenced data for solving complex planning and management problems. GIS applications in both spatial information (maps) and databases to perform analytical studies. The course will build upon knowledge and experience in GIS, gained in the introductory course to provide students with an understanding of cartographic and geodetic concepts, impacting GIS analysis, filed data collection techniques with global positioning systems and handheld computer mapping software, effective map design, and modeling topographic and statistical surfaces. Prerequisites: FOR 412 and MATH 140 with at least a C or better, or permission of instructor.

GEOL 421. Environmental Groundwater Hydrology (4); 3, 2 Alt, Sp, Odd
Study of the origin, movement, method of entrapment, and removal of subsurface waters. Course includes extensive discussion of problems associated with groundwater pollution and remediation. Prerequisites: GEOL 101, MATH 155 or MATH 211

GEOL 422. Genesis and Environmental Impact of Earth’s Resources (3); Var
Study of the distribution, mineralogy, classification, modes of occurrence, and economic implications to industry and world affairs of mineral deposits. Prerequisites: GEOL 101 and 325 or permission of instructor.

GEOL 424. Environmental Geophysics (4); 3, 2 Alt, Fa, Even
Instruction in the geophysical tools, processes and concepts applied in environmental geology. Processes, e.g., volcanism, plate tectonics, mountain building, and climates, are discussed in the context of the earth and other planets. Prerequisites: GEOL 101, PHYS 151, MATH 160, or permission of instructor.

GEOL 425. Geomorphology (4); 3, 2 Alt, Sp, Odd
This course is an introduction to the description of landforms and landscapes on the earth’s surface. Emphasis is placed on the basic processes that govern landform evolution, human impact on land surfaces, and on the history of geomorphic study. Several field trips are required. Prerequisite: GEOL 101, GEOL 325, PHYS 151, MATH 160, or permission of instructor.

GEOL 432. Environmental Geochemistry (4); 3, 2 Alt, Sp, Even
A study of the chemistry of the earth, including mineral mobility, cosmochemistry, chemical weathering, digenesis, igneous and metamorphic chemistry, stable isotopes, pollution, and the thermodynamics and kinetics associated with these systems. Prerequisites: GEOL 101, CHEM 211 and 215, MATH 160, or by permission of instructor.

GEOL 494. GIS: Capstone Seminar (2); Fa, Sp
Individual, directed research study arranged with an instructor. Students will conduct an independent research project involving GIS and/or remote sensing analysis applied to a subject of study associated with their discipline. Each student will present a written report and applied GIS project to his or her mentor. All students will be responsible for demonstrating how GIS technology has enabled them to address a spatial problem more effectively. Prerequisites: FOR 412, GEOL 415, and GEOL 418.

GEOL 495. Senior Geology Applications (1); Fa, Sp
Required class for all graduating seniors. The purpose of the course will be is to assess the student’s understanding of environmental geology, critical thinking, and applications to geology and research methods. Assessment will consist of oral and written examinations and problem solving. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

GEOL 499. Independent Research in Geology (1-4 VC); Fa, Sp, Su
Individual, directed research arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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Health (HLTH), Courses in

HLTH 151. Personal and Community Health (3); Fa, Sp, Su
This course is designed to introduce students to concepts of Personal Health and Wellness. Students will be introduced to the essentials of personal health including nutrition, fitness, and healthy relationships, STD’s, complementary and alternative medicines, stress management and the meaning of wellness as it applies to prevention of chronic disease for overall health.

HLTH 213. Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (3); Sp
Nutrition strategy for optimal health, including disease prevention and human performance. Topics include selecting healthy foods, nutrient metabolism, energy use, ergogenic aids, herbal supplements, and holistic health science philosophy.

HLTH 235 – 435. Selected Topic in Health (3)
Course in topic or topics in health. May be repeated with change of content.

HLTH 311. Foundation of Community Health (3); Sp

HLTH 321. Health and Sex (3); Var
Introduction and overview of the philosophical and practical foundations of public and community health, including expectations of the profession. Topics include historical survey, service organiza- tion, epidemiology, societal behavior, life-span health promotion, government administration, recreation, disease control, environmental protection, information resources, and new job opportunities developing in the health profession. Prerequisite: Hlth 151 or the equivalent.

HLTH 352. Health and Sex Education (3); Fa
Healthy sexuality and sexual abuse prevention strategies for student teachers. Health promotion, wellness, self-responsibility, and lifestyle choices and consequences are emphasized in techniques of early intervention and preventive techniques for school children. Prerequisite: HLTH 151 or the equivalent.

HLTH 353. Health and Drug Education (3); Sp
Drug and alcohol abuse prevention concepts and strategies for student teachers. Health promotion, wellness, self-responsibility, and lifestyle choices and consequences are emphasized in techniques of early intervention and preventive techniques for school children. Prerequisite: HLTH 151 or the equivalent.

HLTH 380. Human Diseases (3); 3, 0 Fa
A survey of various diseases commonly occurring in the U.S. Focus is provided for both infectious diseases and noninfectious diseases. Instruction in hemorrhagic viruses such as Ebola and hantavirus, is introduced along with other such emerging disease. Childhood diseases, acute and chronic diseases, and those that are pathogen caused are also presented. Control, treatment, and prevention strategies are presented.

HLTH 382. Health Problems in Schools (3); Sp
This course is designed to introduce the student to various problems and issues related to student and school health. Communicable and non-communicable diseases, mental health, and teen pregnancy will be covered in addition to legal and ethical implications of health in schools. Coordinated School Health Programs will also be discussed along with other associated public, community, private and government health agencies that work to address issues of school health.

HLTH 402. U.S.-Mexico Border Health Issues (3); 3, 0 Sp
A problem-based approach to case study analysis designed to instill a broader appreciation of health issues and multidisciplinary collaboration to solve complex social issues. Instruction and research reflects upon the physical, mental, emotional, social, judicial, psychological, racial, cultural, financial, spiritual, occupational, and international concerns of those living along the United States-Mexico border. Attention is given to the broader ramifications of such issues for all United States citizenry. No previous background in health or any specific discipline is required.

HLTH 415. Health, Culture & Diversity (3); Fa
This course examines what is meant by culture, the ways in which culture intersects with health issues, how public health efforts can benefit by understanding and working with cultural processes, and an overview of conceptual tools and research methods that are useful in identifying relationships between culture and health. Prerequisite: Junior classification or instructor permission.

HLTH 421. Epidemiology (3); Sp
Epidemiology is the science behind public health statistics. Epidemiological concepts and skills involving interpretation and use of health-related data in populations or groups are studied. The course enables the understanding of causes and transmission of disease, tracking community health problems, and identifying trends related to public health problems. Critical judgment in assessing health related data is developed. Prerequisite: HLTH 321 or the equivalent.

HLTH 469. Public Health and Wellness (3); Fa
This course includes advanced public health concepts and development of critical thinking about the role of public health in the community. With interactive discussions, the course reviews community health promotion objectives and epidemiologically derived statistical information. Comprehensive focus is on three major areas: community health promotion, environmental health promotion, and health resources and services. Prerequisite: HLTH 321 or the equivalent.

HLTH 474. Stress Management (3); Sp
This course includes an overview of the body of literature available on the topic of stress and the techniques required to manage stress effectively. With interactive discussions, the course reviews health promotion objectives as they relate to stress. Course modules include the nature of stress, the mind and soul, coping strategies, and relaxation techniques. Comprehensive focus in on strategies designed to help one cope with the stressors of life. Prerequisites: HLTH 151, junior classification and instructor permission.

HLTH 489. Fitness/Wellness Program Leadership (3); Sp
Practical field experience and supportive lecture in the fitness and wellness program management aspects of health promotion. Leadership skills include administration, health education, nutrition strategy, and applied exercise science/technology. Students assist in the operation of the HU-Wellness Program. Students may choose another work site to gain valuable field experience upon approval from the professor.

HLTH 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC)
Individual study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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History (HIST), Courses in

HIST 100. The Western World (3); Fa, Sp
From the ancient civilizations of the Middle East to contemporary Europe. NM Common Course Number: HIST 1053.

HIST 160. Chicano History to 1900 (3); Variable
Review of the Chicano historical experience in the United States beginning with the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 1521 and ending with the eve of the statehood movement for New Mexico.

HIST 161. Chicano History Since 1900 (3); Variable
History of Chicanos in New Mexico and the United States, beginning with the early 1900s and ending with the Chicano Civil Rights Movement of the late 1960s.

HIST 201. United States History to 1865 (3); Fa, Sp
Colonial period through Civil War. NM Common Course Number: HIST 1113.

HIST 202. United States History from 1865 (3); Fa, Sp
Reconstruction to the present. NM Common Course Number: HIST 1213.

HIST 215. History of New Mexico (3); Variable
A survey from Cabeza de Vaca to the 20th century, including the Spanish period, the Mexican period, and the territorial period of the United States.

HIST 235 – 435. Selected Topic in History (1-4 VC)
Course in a topic or topics in history. May be repeated with change of content.

HIST 290 – 390. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Fa, Sp, Su
Individual study arranged with a history faculty member. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

HIST 301. Research Methods in History (3); Sp
Training in historical methods, including location and use of sources, critical analysis, and historical writing.

HIST 315. American Foreign Relations (3); Variable
Foreign policies and relations of the United States since 1776, with emphasis on 20th century development.

HIST 321. The Ancient World (3); Variable
Ancient Middle Eastern kingdoms and the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome.

HIST 322. Medieval Europe (3); Variable
Christianity, Carolingian epoch, feudalism, and the foundations of modern Europe.

HIST 325. Modern Europe to 1815 (3); Variable
From the Renaissance through the fall of Napoleon.

HIST 326. Modern Europe Since 1815 (3); Variable
From the Congress of Vienna to the post-World War II era.

HIST 344. Colonial Latin America (3); Variable
Survey of Latin American history from before 1492 to the early 1800s with emphasis on economic, social, and cultural development of the region.

HIST 344. Colonial Latin America (3); Variable
Survey of Latin American history from before 1492 to the early 1800s with emphasis on economic, social, and cultural development of the region.
HIST 345. Modern Latin America (3); Variable
Survey of Latin American history from independence through the present. Topics include independence, political unrest in the 19th century, economic modernization, revolution, and current problems in the region.

HIST 346. Contemporary Latin America (3); Variable
Current United States-Latin American relations, contemporary philosophies, and intellectual currents.

HIST 347. History of Modern Mexico (3); Variable
Political, social, and economic development of modern Mexico.

HIST 348. Revolutions in Contemporary Latin America (3); Variable
Consideration of the patterns of revolution in Latin America in the 20th century.

HIST 401. The Chicano Experience (3); Variable
Major trends in the historical experience and development of Chicanos in American society.

HIST 403. Chicano Leadership (3); Variable
A study of significant leaders among the Hispanic population in the Southwest during the Mexican territorial and early statehood periods.

HIST 406. North American Frontiers (3); Variable
Patterns of settlement in North America, with emphasis on frontier experience in the United States.

HIST 411. Women in the United States (3); Variable
A survey of the role of women in the history of the United States, including methodological and conceptual developments.

HIST 412. The Civil War and Reconstruction (3); Variable
The Old South, secession, civil conflict, Radical Reconstruction.

HIST 413. The United States Since World War II (3); Variable
American society and foreign policy from Pearl Harbor to the present.

HIST 414. The American Presidency (3); Variable
History, institution, and powers of the chief executive of the United States.

HIST 450. Seminar in History (1-4 VC); Variable
Seminar course in a topic or topics in history.

HIST 452. Seminar: New Mexico History (3); Variable
Seminar course in a topic or topics in New Mexico history.

HIST 453. History of the Southwest (3); Variable
Analysis of historic and contemporary issues confronting peoples of the Southwest.

HIST 454.  Seminar: History Through Film (3); Variable
Movies are a tremendously powerful means of conveying ideas, including those having to do with the past.  This seminar examines the relationship between film and history in a particular historical context.

HIST 480. Historiography (3); Sp
HIST Development of historical thought and writing.

HIST 490. Senior Readings (1-4 VC)
Individually assigned readings and supervised investigations of selected topics, arranged with an individual instructor. Prerequisite: Advanced standing toward a major or minor, with a B average, and permission of instructor.

HIST 498. Senior Seminar in History (3)
A senior seminar course in a topic or topics in history.

HIST 499. Supervised Research (1-4 VC)
Individual research arranged with an individual instructor. Prerequisite: Advanced standing toward a major or minor, with a B average, and permission of instructor.

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Honors (HONR), Courses in

HONR 100: Honors Forum (2). An exploration of the research, scholarship, and creative activity ongoing in the academic fields represented at NMHU, with a focus on discovery.

HONR 151: Honors Seminar 1: The Ancients (4). An introduction to the modes of organization of knowledge through the Middle Ages up to the Renaissance.

HONR 251: Honors Seminar 2: Renaissance (4). An investigation of the shifting intellectual and scholarly perspectives of the Renaissance.

HONR 351: Honors Seminar 3: Reason and Romanticism (4). An examination of the periods of the Age of Enlightenment and Romanticism, in terms of the shifting modes for the organization of knowledge.

HONR 451: Honors Seminar 4: The Modern and Beyond (4). An examination of the intellectual movements of the latter 19th and 20th centuries, with a focus on shifting ideological models.

HONR 490: Honors Thesis (3). A capstone team-taught by at least two faculty members, one of whom is the student’s major adviser, who form an undergraduate thesis committee. Students complete a senior thesis project of professional quality, which is submitted for conference or campus presentation.

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Human Performance and Sport (HPS), Courses in

HPS 135 – 435. Selected Topic in Human Performance and Sport (1-4 VC)
Course in topic or topics in human performance and sport. May be repeated with change of content.

HPS 223. First Aid and CPR (3); Fa, Sp, Su
Instruction in appropriate procedures for rendering emergency care to the victim of an accident or sudden illness; including prevention techniques. American National Red Cross certification is available.

HPS 224. Emergency Medical Training (EMT) (6); Var
This course is for students to understand the theory of emergency care and first aid and to be able to demonstrate the skills needed to give emergency care. This course is designed specifically for ambulance personnel who have access to specialized vehicles. The course content trains ambulance attendants to recognize and stabilize patients with life-threatening emergencies at the scene and in transport, utilizing the specialized items of equipment. Ambulance attendants, fire fighters, police officers, and search and rescue personnel would benefit from this class. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive certificates from New Mexico Highlands University, the Emergency Medical Service Academy, and the School of Medicine at The University of New Mexico.

HPS 225. Lifeguard Training (2); Fa, Sp
This course provides students with knowledge and skills to save their own or another’s life in an aquatic emergency. Lifeguarding procedures, the management and maintenance of aquatic facilities, and safety policies in and around those facilities are included in this course. American Red Cross certification is available. Prerequisite: PE 102 or equivalent.

HPS 227. Water Safety Instructor Course (2); 0, 4 Sp
Training for water safety instructors. Students will be trained to teach and/or certify swimmers in the following aquatic courses: basic and emergency water safety, infant and preschool aquatic program, and progressive swimming courses (beginning swimming to advanced swimming). Theoretical and practical knowledge of aquatic instruction is covered in depth. Prerequisite: Current lifeguard certificate or equivalent.

HPS 234 – 434. Practicum (1-4 VC)
Hands-on experience of various intensity and time in HPS

HPS 261. Techniques of Team Sports (2); 1, 2 Fa
This course prepares teachers to be able to give movement prescription regarding team skills activities. The team skill activities include: dribbling, ball handling, use of implements, catching, throwing, passing manipulation, kicking, striking, dodging and chasing. Class experiences will include analyzing movement and performance techniques including the use of specific performance feedback, and applications to team sport activities.

HPS 263. Techniques of Individual Sports (2); 1, 2; Fa
This course prepares teachers to be able to give movement prescription regarding individual sports activities, such as racquet sports, golf, and others. Instruction in the techniques inherent to each individual sport will be presented. Class experiences will include analyzing movement and performance techniques, including the use of specific performance feedback, and applications to individual sport activities.

HPS 265. Techniques of Innovative Games and Activities (2); 1, 2 Sp
This course is designed to prepare teachers to be able to give movement prescription regarding innovative games and activities, such as ultimate, disc golf, flicker-ball, and team handball. Instruction in the techniques inherent to innovative games and activities will be presented. Class experiences will include analyzing movement and performance techniques including the use of specific performance feedback, and applications to regarding innovative games and activities.

HPS 290 – 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC)
Individual study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

HPS 334 – 434. Practicum (1-4 VC)
Field experience work placement with specific responsibility over a sustained period of time. All practicum courses will include on-campus seminars with the supervisors. Credit hours for each experience are approved separately by program area. May be repeated for a maximum of four credit hours. Practicum areas may be offered in aquatics, adapted physical education, athletic coaching, health education, and physical education. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

HPS 350. Methods of Teaching Health Physical Education (3); Fa
A comprehensive course in health education and in physical education methods and curriculum. Practical skills include curriculum construction, writing behavioral objectives, writing lesson plans, and carrying out effective health instruction and effective physical education instruction, such as use of methods, materials, resources, and evaluation techniques. Much class time is spent in hands-on planning and teaching of lessons. Students will develop a health promotion or wellness philosophy and practical skills for teaching health science. Micro-teaching in both health education and in physical education is a requirement in the course. Prerequisite: HLTH 151, HPS 261, 263, and 265 or the equivalent.

HPS 365. Coaching/Officiating Baseball/Softball (2); Fa
Philosophy, strategy, leadership, team, and practice organization and coaching methods for baseball/softball are covered. It also includes lecture and laboratory experience in the rules and mechanics of officiating baseball/softball. This course prepares students for the New Mexico Activities Association Officials’ Examination. Prerequisite: HPS 238 or equivalent.

HPS 366. Coaching/Officiating Basketball (2); Fa
Strategy, leadership, team organization, and coaching methods for basketball, with lecture and laboratory experience in the rules and mechanics of officiating basketball. Prerequisite: HPS 237 or equivalent.

HPS 367. Coaching/Officiating Football (2); Sp
Development of knowledge regarding offensive football, defensive football, and the kicking game for coaching football. Special phases, such as scouting, film work, organization, coaching assignment, and public relations, are introduced. The course prepares students for the New Mexico Activities Association Officials’ Examination. Prerequisite: HPS 240 or equivalent.

HPS 368. Coaching/Officiating Volleyball (2); Sp
Coaching and officiating techniques in the sport of volleyball, including strategy, leadership, team organization, and budgeting. Prerequisite: HPS 245 or equivalent.

HPS 369. Coaching/Officiating Track and Field (2); Fa
Strategy, leadership, team organization, budgeting, and methods of coaching and officiating track and field.

HPS 370. Kinesiology (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
An examination of body structure as it relates to human movement, with particular emphasis on the musculoskeletal system and the biomechanics that govern movement.

HPS 376. Exercise Physiology (3); 2,2 Fa, Sp
Physiological basis of exercise and fitness, including muscle strength, cardiorespiratory endurance, environmental factors affecting performance, and conditioning programs. Prerequisite: HPS 370.

HPS 381. Injury Assessment and Management (3); Sp
Recognition techniques and guidelines for initial care of common athletic injuries and prevention of injuries through conditioning, flexibility, equipment fitting, and taping techniques.

HPS 387. Physical Education for Elementary Teachers (3); Sp
Preparation for teaching physical education activities to elementary school children. Methods and materials are presented.

HPS 402. Motor Learning (3); Fa
Information will be presented on motor learning with an emphasis on the learning process, the individual learner, and the task and instructional procedures that may be employed by those working in a movement setting of any kind.

HPS 405. Body Composition (3); 3, 2 Fa
Theory and practice of body composition assessment and weight management programs are presented. Laboratories will include skinfolds, bio-impedance, and hydrostatic weighing techniques.

HPS 408. Principles, Ethics, and Problems of Athletic Coaching (3); Sp
Seminar approach to nontechnical, off-field aspects of athletic coaching, including education implications, equipment, financing, liability, and coach-athlete rapport. Prerequisite: HPS major/minor, coaching minor, or consent of instructor.

HPS 409. Economics and Finance in Sport (3); 3, 0 Su
This course will explore the principles of financial management and economics of the sport industry. Budgeting practices, fundraising methods, economic impact analyses, methods of financing, and computer applications in financial management will be analyzed in the context of sport.

HPS 410. Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education (3); Fa, Sp
Measurement and evaluation principles and techniques applied to the learner and to programs in physical education.

HPS 412. Public Relations in Sport (3); 3, 0 Su
This course provides both theoretical and practical applications of public relations with regard to the sport industry. Specific managerial functions relating to effective communication with various publics will be analyzed, including employee relations, community relations, media relations, customer relations, and image enhancement.

HPS 415. Women in Sport (3); Su
This course discusses the past, present and future of women in sport. Information includes the historical and cultural foundation of women’s sport from ancient to modern times, biomedical considerations specific to women, and the psychosocial dimensions of women’s sport.

HPS 416. Aquatic Management (3); Fa
This course provides guidelines for safe operation and efficient management of swimming pools and other related aquatic facilities. Students will take the Certified Pool Operator certification examination at the end of the course. A score of 70 percent or above certifies the student as a certified pool operator for five years.

HPS 421. Designs for Fitness (3); 3, 0 Sp
This course teaches the fundamentals of writing exercise prescriptions for cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness and for weight management programs.

HPS 428. Nutrition and Supplements for Sports (3); Sp
Various sports supplements used as ergogenic aids will be discussed, in relation to their use, safety, and validity.

HPS 430. ACSM Health Fitness Instructor Review (3); Fa
This course helps prepare students for the certification in health/fitness Instructor by the American College of Sports Medicine.

HPS 432. NSCA Strength Coach Review (3); 3, 0 Sp
The course helps students prepare for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. The course will focus on NSCA terminology and training philosophy, helping to integrate the student’s knowledge of personal training, exercise physiology, and kinesiology.

HPS 436. Pediatric Exercise Physiology (3); 3, 0 Fa, Su
The physiological aspects of exercise in children will be discussed. Differences between the physiology of adults and children will be compared to enhance the understanding of this special population.

HPS 438. Physical Activity and Aging (3); 3, 0 Su
The biological aspects of aging and their relationship to physical fitness and assessment are discussed.

HPS 450. Seminar in Human Performance and Sport (1-4 VC)
The course presents seminar investigations in physical education and/or the related areas of health education, recreation, and athletics.

HPS 461. Sport Marketing and Promotion (3); 3, 0 Fa
Course covers elements and salient issues in management of sport marketing and promotion, including segmentation and targeting, marketing mix, and research and analysis.

HPS 465. Planning Areas and Facilities (3); Fa
Planning, financing, and managing physical education and athletic grounds and facilities, health and fitness centers, private and commercial facilities, and campsites for professional personnel.

HPS 468. Physical Education for Special Populations (3); Sp, Su
Investigations of the historical aspects and current issues of providing adapted/special education programs for special populations. The course covers implications of federal legislation, practice in preparing Individual Educations Programs (IEPs), program assessment, planning, and evaluation.

HPS 472. Biomechanics of Sport (3); Sp
An examination of the musculoskeletal system as it relates to human movement. This includes analysis of human movement and sport techniques, using principles of biomechanics. Prerequisite: HPS 370.

HPS 476. Stress Testing (3); 2, 2 Fa
Theory and practice of graded exercise testing for analysis of safe functional capacity and for prescription of exercise training programs. Students will learn to read EKGs and monitor blood pressure during testing. Special lab fee. Prerequisites: HPS 370 and HPS 376.

HPS 478. Psychology of Coaching (3); Sp
A practical survey of sport psychology that is grounded in science. Attitudes, feelings, and behaviors that affect athletic performance and coaching effectiveness are dealt with from the standpoint of description, explanation, and prediction. Students develop the ability to interpret research results. Major topic areas include the psychological needs of athletes and coaches and development of mental skills and control with applied techniques.

HPS 495. Capstone/Senior Seminar Course (3); 3, 0
This course prepares preservice physical education teachers for their student teaching experience. This capstone/seminar course reviews and synthesizes knowledge and experience from previous coursework in the major. Assessment of the student’s knowledge of history, issues, problems, NM physical education standards, technology, portfolio development, and trends will be the focus. A major research project is required. Prerequisite: Senior HPE majors.

HPS 499. Independent Research (1-4 VC)
Individual, directed research arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission on instructor.

 

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Interdepartmental (INDP), Courses in

234. Co-op Education Practicum (1-6 VC)
With program supervision, students from a variety of disciplines gain practical knowledge through experiential learning in a professional setting.

434. Co-op Education Practicum (1-6 VC)
With program supervision, upper-division students from a variety of disciplines gain practical knowledge through experiential learning in a professional setting.

435. Selected Topics in Coop Education Placement Practicum (1-6 VC)
Open to upper-division students, this course provides topics in interdisciplinary studies. The specific topic is stated when the course is scheduled. Ensure success for NMHU students. Freshmen will sharpen their study skills, become familiar with university resources, and improve academic inquiry and electronic access skills. An advanced/challenge section is available for students with strong academic skills.

Personal Skills: “N”
Personal learning courses assist students as they acclimate to college life. These interdepartmental courses focus on skills necessary for success; supplemental instruction in a variety of topics, such as library research skills, reading comprehension, and general learning skills; and practicum courses that provide experiential learning through field placements. Course numbers that are followed by N are skill-based courses. While they count toward the credit hours required for financial aid, they do not count toward the graduation requirement of 128 credit hours.

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International Business (INTB), Courses in

INTB 435. Selected Topic in International Business, Variable
Course in topic or topics in international business. May be repeated with change of content.

INTB 440. International Business (3); Fa, Sp
International Business surveys key elements of international business, focusing on factors influencing management decision-making in an international setting. The course explores how managers respond to economic, political, cultural and social factors facing business. Prerequisites: ECON 216 and 217 or permission of the instructor.

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Leisure Services (LSVC), Courses in

LSVC 230. Intro to Sport Management (3); 3, 0 Sp
This course introduces the foundations of sport management, skills and competencies required of sport managers in various sport or sport-related organizations, including strategic management planning process, human resources management, financial management, sport marketing, facility and event management in amateur and professional industry.

LSVC 315. Introduction to Golf Management (3); Fa
This course provides students with an understanding of the golf industry and turf management of a golf course. It includes a study of the history of golf and the management, operation and maintenance of clubs, including member-owned, private/corporate-owned, and city/county owned.

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Library (LIB), Courses in

100. Library Research (1)
This five-week course provides hands-on experience in learning how to do effective research. The course familiarizes students with a variety of academic library services, teaches how to effectively search for and evaluate print and electronic resources, and provides instruction on creating a bibliography and proper bibliographic citation in a specified citation style.

400. Advanced Library Research (1)
This five-week course facilitates the use of academic library resources and services for the purpose of discipline-specific research. The course enables students to effectively search for and evaluate print and electronic resources for a targeted topic. The course advances scholarship and mastery of content areas as students work with subject-specific resources and explore issues in scholarly communication. Students learn the components of a literature review and annotated bibliography as well as proper bibliographic citation in a specified citation style.

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Management (MGMT), Courses in

MKTG 302. Principles of Marketing (3); Fa, Sp
A study of the principles of marketing goods and services.

MKTG 415. Consumer Behavior (3); Sp
Introduction of the study of how and why consumers buy products and services. Study of the psychological, sociological, behavioral, and cultural aspects of the buying decision and how firms can use this information to sell more effectively in the marketplace. Prerequisite: MKTG 302.

MKTG 435. Selected Topics in Marketing (1-4 VC); Var
Course in a topic or topics in marketing. May be repeated with a change of content.

MKTG 446. Social Media (3); Sp
Social media represents one of the most significant changes in consumer media behavior in history, resulting in fundamental shifts in the way marketers communicate and interact with consumers. This course provides the practical knowledge and insights required to establish objectives and strategies, properly select the social media platforms to engage consumers, and monitor and measure the results of these efforts. Prerequisite: MKTG 302 or equivalent.

MKTG 451. Internet Marketing Strategies (3); Fa
The course focuses on the place of Internet marketing in an integrated marketing strategy, consumer behavior on the Internet, current Internet marketing practices, and the future of Internet marketing. Prerequisite: MKTG 302, cross-listed as MKTG 451.

MKTG 473. Advertising (3); Fa, Sp
This course examines the role of advertising and promotion in a firm’s integrated marketing communications strategy. Traditional advertising functions and strategies are analyzed along with new forms of advertising and promotion driven by changing technology.

MKTG 474. International Marketing (3); Sp
Objectives, problems, and challenges facing those who engage in marketing operations in foreign countries. Foreign marketing organizations, cultural dynamics, trade channels, the legal environment, and political considerations are examined. Prerequisite: MKTG 302.

MKTG 484. Marketing Management (3); Sp
The approaches and problems of marketing decision-making, considered from the standpoint of the marketing manager. Prerequisite: MKTG 302, ENGL 367, or permission of instructor.

MGMT 489. Strategic Management (3); Fa, Sp
This course is designed as the capstone business course. Strategic management and business policy is studied using various analytical tools and case studies. The outcomes assessment test will be given to all students enrolled in this class. The test may be scheduled for a time other than the class meeting. Prerequisites: Completion of business core and senior standing, or permission of instructor.

MKTG 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC) Var
Individual study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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Management Information Systems (MIS), Courses in

MIS 335. Selected Topics in Information Systems (1-4 VC)
Course in a topic or topics in information systems. May be repeated with a change of content.

MIS 480. Project Management (3); Fa, Sp
This course illustrates important aspects of project management, an essential function in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Students will work in teams to study the importance of planning, resource allocation, metrics, tracking, and reporting project costs and schedules. State-of-the-art software will be used for an extensive project during the course of the semester.

MIS 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Variable
Individual study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

 

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Marketing (MKTG), Courses in

302. Principles of Marketing (3)
A study of the principles of marketing goods and services.

320. Professional Sales (3)
The business-to-business sales function is examined from the viewpoint of the sales professional and the viewpoint of the buyer. This course stresses application through the use of role-play situations, analyzing customer needs and social styles. It focuses heavily on professional sales ethics. Prerequisite: MKTG 302.

375. Retail Management (3)
Analysis of decisions in the areas of store location and layout, retail personnel management, merchandising policies and control, and marketing strategies. Prerequisite: MKTG 302.

411. Marketing Research (3)
Gathering, recording, and analyzing data about problems relating to the marketing of goods and services. Prerequisites: MKTG 302, MATH 153 (or BUS 110), MATH 156 (or BUS 210), and ENGL 367.

415. Consumer Behavior (3)
Introduction of the study of how and why consumers buy products and services. Study of the psychological, sociological, behavioral, and cultural aspects of the buying decision and how firms can use this information to sell more effectively in the marketplace. Prerequisite: MKTG 302.

420. Sales Management (3)
Analysis of the sales management process from a decision-making perspective. It includes defining the strategic role of the sales function, designing the sales organization, sales force development and direction, and sales force performance evaluation. Prerequisite: MKTG 302.

430. International Negotiations (3)
The main goal of this course is to study the fundamentals of international negotiations and the effect of cultural differences among regions of the world in the negotiation processes.

435. Selected Topics in Marketing (1-4 VC)
Course in a topic or topics in marketing. May be repeated with a change of content.

440. Marketing Channels and Marketing Logistics (3)
Principles, methods, and problems relating to wholesaling, retailing, and physical distribution. Prerequisites: MKTG 302 and ENGL 367.

446. Social Media (3)
Social media represents one of the most significant changes in consumer media behavior in history, resulting in fundamental shifts in the way marketers communicate and interact with consumers. This course provides the practical knowledge and insights required to establish objectives and strategies, properly select the social media platforms to engage consumers, and monitor and measure the results of these efforts. Prerequisite: MKTG 302 or equivalent.

451. Internet Marketing Strategies (3)
The course focuses on the place of Internet marketing in an integrated marketing strategy, consumer behavior on the Internet, current Internet marketing practices, and the future of Internet marketing. Prerequisite: MKTG 302, cross-listed as MKTG 451.

473. Advertising (3)
This course examines the role of advertising and promotion in a firm’s integrated marketing communications strategy. Traditional advertising functions and strategies are analyzed along with new forms of advertising and promotion driven by changing technology.

474. International Marketing (3)
Objectives, problems, and challenges facing those who engage in marketing operations in foreign countries. Foreign marketing organizations, cultural dynamics, trade channels, the legal environment, and political considerations are examined. Prerequisite: MKTG 302.

484. Marketing Management (3)
The approaches and problems of marketing decision-making, considered from the standpoint of the marketing manager. Prerequisite: MKTG 302, ENGL 367, or permission of instructor.

490. Independent Study (1-4 VC)
Individual study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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Mathematics (MATH), Courses in

MATH 115. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 1 (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
This course provides the prospective elementary teacher with a conceptual framework for mastering K-8 mathematics. It is the first of a two-course mathematics requirement for elementary education majors. Prerequisite: MATH 100 with a minimum grade of C, or ACT score of 17 or above.

MATH 120. Intermediate Algebra (3); Fa, Sp
A study of linear equations and inequalities in one variable with applications, integer and rational exponents, the equation of the line, polynomials and rational expressions

MATH 130. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 2 (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
The course is designed to provide the prospective elementary teacher with a conceptual framework for mastering K-8 mathematics. It is the second of a two-course mathematics requirement for elementary education majors. Prerequisite: MATH 115 with a minimum grade of C.

MATH 140. College Algebra (3); Fa, Sp
A study of rational exponents and radicals, complex numbers, quadratic equations, functions including polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, matrices and determinants. Prerequisite: MATH 120 with a minimum grade of C, or ACT score of 23 or above. NM Common Course Number: MATH 1113.

MATH 145. Introduction to Statistics (3); Fa, Sp
An introduction to the fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include basic elements of probability, the binominal and the normal distributions, the central limit theorem, construction of confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and least-squares regression. Applications of these concepts will be discussed.

MATH 153. Quantitative Methods of Business (3); Fa, Sp
This course is an introduction to the application of mathematics to business and economics problems. Topics include: a review of linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions, applications involving simple and compound interest, present and future values of an annuity, demand and supply curves, cost, revenue and profit functions, and an introduction to differential calculus with applications. Prerequisite: MATH 140. Cross-listed as BUS 110.

MATH 155. Applied Calculus 1 (3); Fa, Sp
A short introduction to calculus not requiring trigonometry and including a review of logarithm and exponential functions. Both the derivative and the integral are introduced. Numerous applications are included. Prerequisite: MATH 140 with a minimum grade of C. NM Common Course Number: MATH 1213.

MATH 158. Introduction to Business Statistics (3); Fa, Sp
An introduction to probability and statistics along with its application to the resolution of business problems. Topics include descriptive statistics, sampling methods, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and correlation, and regression analysis. Prerequisite: MATH 140. Cross-listed as BUS 210.

MATH 160. Precalculus (5); 4, 2 Fa, Sp
A study of the algebra and trigonometry necessary to thoroughly prepare a student for calculus. Topics include rational exponents, complex numbers, quadratic equations, functions including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, linear systems of equations, trigonometric identities, vectors, polar coordinates, applications of algebra and trigonometry, and an introduction to limits. Prerequisites: MATH 140 a grade of C or better.

MATH 205. Applied Calculus 2 (3); Fa, Sp
A continuation of MATH 155. Topics include partial derivatives, max and min problems, Lagrange multipliers, brief trigonometry, techniques of integration, differential equations and probability. Prerequisite: MATH 155 with a minimum grade of C.

MATH 211. Calculus 1 (4); 4, 2 Fa, Sp
A study of differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable. Topics include limits, the product, quotient, and chain rule for differentiation, related rates, Newton’s methods, the mean values theorem, optimization, antiderivatives and the definite integral, the fundamental theorem of calculus, integration by substitution, and numerical methods of integration. Prerequisite: MATH 160 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 235-435. Selected Topic in Mathematics (1-4 VC); Fa, Sp
Course in a topic or topics in mathematics. May be repeated with change of content.

MATH 252. Calculus 2 (4); Fa, Sp
A continuation of MATH 211 Calculus 1. Topics include numerical methods of integration, integration techniques, L’Hopital’s rule, improper integrals, applications of integration, sequences, and series. Prerequisite: MATH 211 with a C or better.

MATH 273. Calculus 3 (4); Fa, Sp
A study of differential and integral calculus or functions of several variables. Topics include partial derivatives, tangent planes, the chain rule, the gradient, extremes of functions of two variables, Lagrange multipliers, double integration in rectangular and polar coordinates, triple integration in rectangular, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates. Prerequisite: MATH 252 with a C or better.

MATH 290-490. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Fa, Sp
Independent study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MATH 301. Introduction to Mathematical Proofs (3); Fa, Sp
An introduction to reading and writing mathematical proofs. Techniques of proof writing (constructive, contradiction, contrapositive, etc.) will be emphasized over a wide variety of settings (number theory, set theory, introductory analysis, e.g.). Prerequisite: MATH 252 with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor.

MATH 317. Discrete Mathematics (4); Fa, Sp
An algorithm-based treatment of sets, matrices, functions, graphs, and relations along with a study of modular arithmetic, enumeration, induction, recursion, algorithm efficiency, Boolean algebra, tees, and graphs. Prerequisite: MATH 140 or MATH 160 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 320. Linear Algebra (3); Fa, Sp
An introduction to solutions of linear systems of equations, properties of matrices, nonsingular matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, similar matrices and Euclidean vector spaces. Prerequisite: MATH 211 with a minimum grade of C.

MATH 325. Applied Ordinary Differential Equations (3); Fa, Sp
An introduction to ordinary differential equations. Topics include linear and separable first-order equations, linear second-order equations with constant coefficients, applications of first-order and second-order equations, and Laplace transform methods. Prerequisite: MATH 252 with a minimum grade of C.

MATH 345. Mathematical Statistics 1 (3); Fa, Sp
A calculus-based introductory course in statistics including probability, discrete and continuous distributions, confidence intervals, p-values and the analysis of decision rules. Prerequisite: MATH 205 or Math 211 with a minimum grade of C.

MATH 401. Discrete Chaos and Fractals (3); Fa, Sp
An introduction to fractal geometry and discrete dynamics in one dimension. Topics include stability of one-dimensional maps, periodic points, bifurcations, period three orbits, Sharkovsky’s theorem, Schwarzian derivative, chaos in one dimension, metric spaces, transitivity, conjugacy, fractals, fractal dimension, Julia and Mandelbrot sets. Prerequisites: MATH 317 and MATH 273 with a minimum grade of C, or permission of instructor.

MATH 402. Discrete Dynamical Systems and Chaos (3); Fa, Sp
A continuation of MATH 401 in higher dimensions. Topics include discrete linear dynamical systems, orbits, stability, spectral decomposition theorem, affine systems, nonlinear dynamical systems, bounded invariance, global stability of fixed points, sinks, repellers and saddles, bifurcation, attractors, Li- Yorke chaos, and more on fractal dimension. Prerequisites: MATH 320 and MATH 401 with a minimum grade of “C”.

MATH 404. Introduction to Numerical Analysis (3); Fa, Sp
An introduction to numerical methods for determining the roots of nonlinear equations, numerical interpolation and integration, and numerical methods for approximating solutions to ordinary differential equations. Prerequisites: MATH 320 and MATH 325 with a minimum grade of C.

MATH 406. College Geometry (4); 3, 2 Fa, Sp
A rigorous treatment of the elements of Euclidean geometry. Prerequisite: MATH 317 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 407. Mathematical Models (3); Fa, Sp
An overview of model construction with many different examples. The course includes differential equations, Markov chains, linear programming, zero sum games, graphs, and queues. Prerequisites: MATH 320 and MATH 325 with a minimum grade of C.

MATH 410. Optimization Techniques (3); Fa, Sp
The study of unconstrained and constrained optimization computational algorithms, including both linear and nonlinear methods. Prerequisite: Math 320 and Math 273 with a minimum grade of C.

MATH 415. Introduction to Cryptography (3); Fa, Sp
An introductory course on the mathematics of cryptography. Topics include column transposition, monoalphabetic and polyalphabetic ciphers, the one-time pad, and the Hill cipher. Prerequisite: MATH 317 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 417. Mathematical Statistics 2 (3); Fa, Sp
A continuation of Math 345 covering the topics of contingency tables, multiple regression, analysis of variance, and other special topics in Mathematical Statistics. Prerequisite: MATH 345 with a minimum grade of C.

MATH 419. Modern Methods of Cryptography (3); Fa, Sp
A study of modern methods of cryptography and their applications. Topics include the data encryption standard, the RSA publickey cryptosystem, and digital signatures. Prerequisite: MATH 317-415 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 421. Applied Abstract Algebra (3); Fa, Sp
An introduction to abstract algebra and its applications to error-correction codes, cryptography, polynomial algorithms and fast Fourier transforms. Prerequisites: MATH 317 and MATH 320.

MATH 425. Introduction to Real Analysis (3); Fa, Sp
This course gives students a solid background in theoretical undergraduate analysis with the theory and deeper understanding of calculus stressed. Students are introduced to proofs that motivate them toward clear thought and understanding of limits, continuity, differentiation, and series. This provides a rigorous training in mathematical thinking. Prerequisites: MATH 301, MATH 320, and MATH 273 with a minimum grade of C.

MATH 426. Introduction to Complex Variable (3); Fa, Sp
An introduction to the properties of analytic functions. Topics include mappings, limits, continuity, differentiation, Cauchy-Riemann equations, harmonic functions, multi-valued functions and branch points, definite integrals and the Cauchy-Goursat theorem, Cauchy integral formula, maximum modulus theorem, Liouville’s theorem, fundamental theorem of algebra, Taylor and Laurent series, residues and poles. Prerequisite: MATH 425 with a minimum grade of C.

MATH 430. Mathematical Problem Solving (4); 3, 2 Fa, Sp
A study of problem-solving techniques and the applications of such techniques to challenging problems in mathematics. In addition, students will be required to demonstrate mastery of the fundamentals of undergraduate mathematics by passing a series of examinations on college algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and linear algebra. Prerequisites: MATH 273 and MATH 320 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 444. Matrix Theory with Applications (3); Fa, Sp
A study of advanced topics in linear algebra and the theory of matrices with emphasis on computer-based applications. Similarity, characteristic and minimal polynomials, diagonalizable matrices and symmetric matrices, Jordan canonical form, vector and matrix norms, spectral radius, stable matrices, functions of matrices, non-negative matrices and Perron- Frobenius theory, differential equations, stability, location of eigenvalues, Rayleigh quotient and Gersgorin’s theorem. Prerequisites: MATH 317, MATH 320, and MATH 325 with a minimum grade of C.

MATH 450. Seminar in Mathematics (1-4 VC); Fa, Sp
Seminar course in a topic or topics in mathematics.

MATH 460. Applied Multivariate Statistics 1 (3); Fa, Sp
Introductory matrix analysis for statistics, multivariate distributions, multiple regression, multiple analysis of variance and covariance, principal component analysis, and canonical correlations. Prerequisite: MATH 320 with a minimum grade of C.

MATH 461. Applied Multivariate Statistics 2 (3); Fa, Sp
A continuation of MATH 460, including discriminant analysis, factor analysis, categorical techniques, distance concepts, and cluster analysis. Prerequisite: Math 460 with a minimum grade of C.

MATH 499. Independent Research (1 – 4 VC); Fa, Sp
Individual research arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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Media Arts (MART), Courses in

MART 121. Visual Concepts (4); Fa, Sp
An introductory course in visual literacy for both two-and three-dimensional visual arts, including the concepts of unity, emphasis, balance, scale, rhythm, line, texture, space, motion, and color. Design thinking principles will be integrated within an interactive, ideational drawing approach. Students will become acquainted with these fundamental visual concepts through the use of both manual and digital tools.

MART 135-435. Selected Topics in Media Arts (1-4 VC); Variable
Course in a topic or topics in media arts. May be repeated with a change of content. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MART 220. Color Theory and Ideational Concepts (4); Sp
In the fields of Media Arts, the art of ideational concepting using, arranging & designing with color to communicate important worded & visual messages is one of the many important skills expected of an entry level visual communicator.  The foundation of this class is the historical & cultural contexts for the evolution of color theory in print, film & digital media.  As future communication designers/graphic designers, videographers, typographers, filmmakers etc., you will be expected to be adept in the nuanced art of choosing, organizing & arranging appropriate & meaningful colors within all aspects of these related fields of visual communication.

MART 221. Videography (4); 2, 2 Fa
The study of the basic production theories of video production with special emphasis in the areas of camera operation, shot composition, shot sequencing, and lighting.

MART 233. Imaging History and Production (4); Fa, Sp
This course introduces students to computer graphics technology as it applies to art and design. Students will study the history and theory of the reproduced image while gaining practical experience with raster- and vector-based technologies. Students will further develop their critical thinking skills by engaging in critique of their own work and the work of their peers.

MART 243. Digital Photography (4); Fa
A creative, historic, and conceptual exploration of the medium of photography. Students will learn to utilize their cameras, digitally manipulate their images, and articulate their work in the context of the lexicon of photography. Prerequisite: MART 121 of Permission of Instructor.

MART 261. History of Motion Pictures (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
A course for both majors and non-majors intended to familiarize students with the technological and aesthetic evolution of motion picture. Students will be introduced to the major genres through viewing and analyzing representative films. Satisfies the fine arts requirement in the general education core.

MART 290-490. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Fa, Sp, Su
Individual, directed study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MART 298-498. Internship (1-6 VC); Fa, Sp, Su
A student will work under the joint supervision of a work supervisor and a faculty member at an on-or off-campus site. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MART 305. Digital Painting (4); Fa
A course designed for students interested in learning how to create digital artworks using industry standard software and hardware. Students will use a digital painting application to recreate the analog tools found in an artist’s studio (painting, ink drawing, pastels, and other techniques).

MART 311. Graphics and Meaning (4); Fa
The purpose of this class is to introduce you to the Creative Processes, Conceptual Methods and stages of Iterative Thinking in the development of successful ideas & solutions that present appropriate visual messages for corporations, profitable or non-profitable organizations, institutions, teams, or individuals who want to sell a service, product, idea or way of life. In addition, emphasis will be placed upon understanding visual meaning and the power of ideas & words in relationship to visual message & communications.

MART 313. Design for the Web (4); Sp
This course is designed to introduce digitally savvy students to website structure, design, function, and terminology. Students will practice current industry standard development code, including HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and basic php. Prerequisites: MART 233 and 121.

MART 317. Publication Design (4); Sp
This course comprehensively explores the process of designing for print & digital multipage publications such as book design, magazine design, newspaper design & digital publication. Significant emphasis will be placed upon the use of grids, complex & simple layouts, pagination, multi-page spreads, typography, visual & informational hierarchy with primary focus upon page layout software. Prerequisites: MART 373, 121 and 220.

MART 318. Principles of Multimedia (4); Fa
The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the concepts & applications of a multimedia programming environment, address user interaction design, & current industry applications. Prerequisites: MART 233 or co-enrollment.

MART 322. HD Cinema Workshop (4); Sp
This is an advanced video production course focusing on documentary & narrative video production. Students will learn advanced camera movement, colorization, overcranking & other techniques used to communicate an idea. Prerequisite: MART 221 or Permission of instructor.

MART 326. Multimedia Project Management (4); Alt, Sp, Odd
In this course students learn to be part of a creative team that learns to professionally interact with clients while managing exhibition content, information flow, budgets, & productions schedules. Students work to master the art of problem solving & troubleshooting in a semester long project that is part of the Program in Interactive Cultural Technology. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Co-enrolled in MART 495 and permission instructor.

MART 327. Web Production Workshop (4); Fa
This is a course in front-end, presentational web production. We will focus on markup language, CSS, some javascript, image optimization and layout We will discuss production for different platforms & browsers, address issues about mobile & small screen presentation, CMS systems, & considerations of accessibility & user experience. This class is a combination of the technical skills of front end production, with the conceptual discussion of experience design & usability. Prerequisite: MART 233.

MART 328. Principles of Game Design (4); Var
This course provides the basic theories and implementation of game design. Students will study structure, strategy and will work on developing their own games, digital or analog.

MART 334-434. Practicum (1-4 VC); Fa, Sp, Su
A course to help students become leaders on multimedia projects.

MART 350. Media Arts Seminar (4); Fa
An investigation of the core concepts & topics of media arts, specific to graphic design, photography, multimedia, & videography, through critical readings, written papers, guest lecturers. The course will culminate in collaborative community-based projects. Prerequisite: MART 1221, MART 220 per Permission of Instructor.

MART 362. Video Effects (4); Var
The study of digital video post-production techniques including green screen techniques, video compositing, animation and scripting. Prerequisite: MART 221

MART 363. Video Animation (4); Var
The study of animation for video including stop motion, rotoscoping, and coded methods of animating for video or the web. Both 2D and 3D will be discussed. Prerequisites: MART 221 Videography or permission of instructor.

MART 366. Audio for Media Arts (4); Var
This course serves as an introduction to digital audio. Students will learn how to use solid-state recorders, microphones, and industry standard digital audio software. Working both alone and in groups, students will apply their audio skills to the realm of narrative storytelling and video production. Feedback will be provided in the form of individual and peer critiques. Prerequisite: MART 221 or Permission of Instructor.

MART 367. Character Animation (4); Var
This course focuses on character animation. Students will develop their skills in 2D and clay animation by learning the concepts of storyboarding, character movement, walk cycles, facial expression, audio syncing, and camera angles.

MART 373. Typography (4); Fa
In all fields of Visual Communication, the art of using, arranging, and designing with typography to communicate important worded & visual messages are of most important skills expected of an entry level professional. Upon entering most levels of the profession each of you will be expected to be very skilled in the nuanced art of choosing, organizing & arranging typographical elements in printed materials, video, film, internet, web & animation. Additionally, you will be expected to understand and apply issues related to type history, type selection, type families, type classification, type architecture, type rendering & type mechanics; serif, sans serif, kerning, leading, spacing, readability, legibility, alignment, hierarchy & type color.

MART 412. History of Design (4); Alt, Fa, Odd
The history of design for BFA students seeking a professional career in any of the Media Arts; communication Design, Photography, Film, Systems Design, Art Direction, Creative Direction, Illustration or any other of the professional areas within Media Arts is critical to the understanding of the aesthetic, cultural, economic, political, religious, propaganda/ideological, marketing, technological & visual communication influences on art & design practices. The history of design represents the process of developing strong ideas that deliver important visual messages. Additionally, the Zeitgeist of the times that dramatically influenced all levels of visual communication; typography, color, layout, image development (illustration & photography) will be addressed. The history of design will encompass ancient influences starting with pictograms & petroglyphs but the major historical issues influencing contemporary design is the 150-year period of time from the mid nineteenth century after the civil war to the present & include people who were considered to be founders of the modern era of design.

MART 413. Non-Linear Digital Video Editing (4); Var
The study of the history, theory & practice of video editing & directing in a non-linear environment. Prerequisite: MART 221 or Permission of Instructor.

MART 415. Design Projects for the Community (3); Var
This course focuses on the developing critical thinking skills for relating media content to context and for understanding how social and cultural issues impact public perceptions and behaviors. Through advocacy of a noncommercial cause, students will explore the many facets of an issue, identify key points to impact public appeal, develop a media promotional strategy, and employ visual communication skills to promote social change

MART 436. Experimental Video Production (3); Var
In this course, students will explore approaches to experimental storytelling using advanced HD video. Students will learn the basic of project proposal writing, as well as how to secure funding and seek distribution for experimental projects. Prerequisites: MART 221 and 322 or permission of instructor.

MART 438. Advanced Multimedia Project Management (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
The Program for Interactive Cultural Technology (PICT) is a full-semester, immersive academic, and hands-on program designed to prepare students for careers as multimedia professionals in museums, cultural organizations, and exhibition design businesses. PICT students help create a professional exhibition for an elite institution and participate in professional internships. Prerequisite: MART 318 and co-requisites: MART 326 and 495.

MART 446. Screenwriting (4); Fa
The study of the format, the writing styles, and the creative and technical techniques useful in the development of the dramatic screenplay for television and film.

MART 447. Studio Lighting (4); Sp
Students will learn how to operate studio lighting equipment & techniques to execute professional photographic work both in the studio & in the field. Emphasis is placed on gaining technical skills, mastery of lighting techniques, & achieving the desired aesthetic effect to articulate a concept. Prerequisite: MART 121, 243 or Permission of Instructor..

MART 449. Contemporary Photography 4 (4); Var
An introduction to computational photography and virtual tours. Prerequisites: MART121, 243, 447 or Permission of Instructor.

MART 456. Physical Computing (4); Sp
This course is an introduction to interaction beyond our usual screen-based focus, into the physical world. Using a programmable microcontroller, students will learn how to connect sensors & actuators to create devices, installations & environments that move interaction past the mouse, keyboard & screen. Prerequisite: MART 233 or co-enrollment.

MART 457. Surround & Installation Workshop (4); Variable
The course prepares students to create large scale interactive multimedia installations using audio, video & programming. Prerequisite: MART 121,220, 233,350 and MART 221, 318, 243 & 373 completed or concurrent.

MART 459. Advanced Interactive Multimedia (3); Var
A course designed for students interested in advanced multimedia and web development. This course is designed to relate directly to current professional standards in multimedia, interaction and web production. Prerequisites: MART 318 and 327 or permission of instructor.

MART 460. Alternative Photography (4); Var
This class will explore the creative usages of wet darkroom & digital darkroom alternative photographic techniques with an emphasis on the way that a form of a piece furthers an overarching concept. Prerequisites: MART 121 and MART 243.

MART 461. Advanced Design Practice (4); Fa
This course comprehensively explores the process of designing for print & digital multidimensional branding & advertising problems for corporate, institutional, non-profit, retail & other clients needing comprehensive brand development. Significant emphasis will be placed upon client research, client goals & history & information gathering, brand aspiration & development, corporate identity & advertising including; company mark/logo design, symbols, color branding, packaging, print, website development use of grids, complex & simple layouts, pagination, multi-page spreads, typography, visual & informational hierarchy with primary focus upon development of a brand style guide & student process notebook. Layout software will be used in the development of all design problems. Prerequisite: MART 121, 220, 373, 317

MART 464. Advanced Digital Cinema (3); Var
A capstone course in video production that requires the student to write, produce and direct a professional-quality video piece. Prerequisites: MART 436 or permission of instructor.

MART 465. Advanced Media Projects (4); Sp
In this capstone course, graduation media arts students will create a final portfolio, resumes, personal statements, and create an online presence. BFA students will plan, execute and document a final show in preparation for graduation. Prerequisite: Media Arts BFA student or Permission of Instructor.

MART 468. Advanced Lightwave Modeling (3); Var
The study of three-dimensional computer modeling techniques for virtual objects. Prerequisite: MART 363.

MART 469. Advanced Video Animation (3); Variable
The study of advanced techniques of Lightwave animation, including the use of metanurbs, inverse kinematics, multiple-target morphing, and quasi-cel animation. Prerequisite: MART 363.

MART 470. Advanced Design Practice 2 (3); Sp
This class is an advanced design class and an advanced practice class, placing an emphasis on process, as well as client relations. The curriculum will focus on accurately targeting audiences for professional clients, with print, web, and interactive materials. We will learn how to most effectively position a unique brand on the market. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MART 472. Distributed Network Production (4); Variable
The goal of this class is to explore emerging technologies & the implications & ethics of being media technology professionals in a rapidly evolving field.  This class requires production work as well as readings, discussion, critical thinking, suspension of disbelief when necessary, and an internet in exploring the networked present & near future. Prerequisites: MART 121,220, 233, & 350 or Permission of Instructor.

MART 475. Advanced Screenwriting Workshop (4); Fa
Students in Advanced Screenwriting will complete and revise a feature-length screenplay or documentary. Prerequisite: MART 446.

MART 477. Typography II (3); Var
This course explores the area of kinetic typography, an industry standard media form commonly seen in broadcast television media and film. A basic understanding of typography should have already been explores, as students will use their knowledge of vector-based software as a springboard for effects software. Animation on track paths, light, and camera angles come into play. Conceptual studies of environment-specific design will also be assessed and studied. Prerequisite: MART 373.

MART 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Fa, Sp, Su
Individual, directed study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MART 494. Cultural Technology Mentorship (1); Var
A course designed as a requirement for the AmeriCorps Technology Program. It is a one-credit course fulfilling objectives outlined in the AmeriCorps proposal and cannot be used to fulfill a degree requirement. This course is designed to help students develop leadership skills and complete the necessary training for an AmeriCorps placement. This class will focus on 8 topic areas designed to give AmeriCorps interns a competitive advantage as they transition from NMHU students to professionals in cultural technology. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MART 495. Exhibition Design (4); Alt, Sp, Odd
Students are introduced to successful exhibition design principles used in museums, art galleries, & cultural institutions. Projects include the research & design of a physical space including both static & interactive elements. Students learn to combine design, construction & multimedia skills to produce a final exhibit for the public. Prerequisite: Instructor permission & must be co-enrolled in MART 326.

MART 496. Advanced Exhibition Design (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
This course is for students who have already taken Exhibition Design. In this class, students will expand their understanding of designing in a physical space, static and interactive elements, and combining design, construction and multimedia skills to produce a final exhibit for the public. Prerequisites: MART 373 or 415 and MART 495.

MART 498. Professional Internship (1-6VC); Fa, Sp, Su
A student will work under the joint supervision of a work-supervisor and a faulty member either at an on or off campus site. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

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Music (MUS), Courses in

MUS 100. Introduction to Music (3); Fa, Sp
A survey of the range of musical expressions in a variety of times and places. Examines music as a uniquely expressive means, with particular attention to its historical, social, and cultural contexts. Satisfies the fine arts requirement in the general education core. NM Common Course Number: MUS 1013ber: MUS 1013

MUS 101. Rudiments of Music (3); Fa, Sp
A study of the basic elements of music, especially the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic aspects. Intended as a first course in music theory for students with little or no academic music background, and as a review of basic musical concepts for potential music majors and minors in preparation for the music theory sequence. Satisfies the fine arts requirement in the general education core. NM Common Course Number: MUS 1213

MUS 104. Basic Voice (1); Fa, Sp
A study of the fundamentals of singing technique and vocal production. Repertoire will be drawn from “classical,” Broadway, and folk traditions.

MUS 107. Basic Songwriting (1); Fa, Sp
A study of the fundamentals of songwriting, including lyrics, song from, song styles, and arrangements, with an introduction to music technology. Students choose their own style of popular music.

MUS 108. Basic Instrument (1); Fa, Sp
A study of the fundamentals of instrumental music performance, including scales, arpeggios, practice habits, rehearsal etiquette, and solo and chamber repertoire that elevates the student’s skill.

MUS 144. Sight Singing (3); Fa, Sp
This course enables the student to sing written melodies at first sight without the aid of a musical instrument. Topics include reading rhymic notation, recognizing key signature, seeing melodies as part of a scale, and learning the sound of musical interals.

MUS 201. Piano Class 1 (1); Fa, Sp
This course explores the fundamentals of piano playing while incorporating concepts in Theory 1 (MUS 211). Prerequisites: MUS 101, MUS 144 or instructor permission. Corequisite: MUS 211 or instructor permission.

MUS 202. Piano Class 2 (1); Fa, Sp
Chord progressions, sight-reading, and harmonization with extended repertoire. Preference given to students seeking a degree in music. Prerequisite: MUS 201.

MUS 206. Guitar Class (1); 0, 2 Var
Introduction to guitar performances in all styles. Includes basic guitar performance technique, music reading, choral accompaniment, and melody playing.

MUS 207. Guitar Class 2 (1); 0, 2 Var
A continuation of Music 206. Intermediate-level study of guitar technique, and exploration of various styles of guitar performance. Prerequisite: MUS 206 or permission of instructor.

MUS 208. Piano Class 3 (1); Sp
Chord progressions, sight-reading and harmonization with extended repertoire. Preference given to students seeking a degree in music. Prerequisites: MUS 202.

MUS 211. Music Theory 1 (3); Sp
Basics of functional harmony in the Western art music tradition. Includes harmonic analysis, composition, and ear training. Prerequisite: MUS 101 or permission of instructor. Corequisites: MUS 201 and 231.

MUS 213. Music Theory 2 (3); Fa
Basics of functional harmony in the Western Art Music. Includes melodic, harmonic and formal analysis and composition. Prerequisites: MUS101, MUS 144 or instructor permission. Corequisite: MUS 201.

MUS 220. Music Technology (3); Fa, Sp
A study of basic and intermediate elements of music technology including historical background, lexicon of electronic music, computer-based composition, and digital audio. For students with an interest in sound generation, audio recording, and digital audio editing. Suitable for music majors, minors, and non- majors. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 232. Aural Skills 2 (1); Fa
Continues to increase skills in melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation and sight singing. Prerequisite: MUS 231 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: MUS 202 or 213.

MUS 235–435. Selected Topic in Music (1 –4 VC); Variable
Course in a topic or topics in music. May be repeated with change of content.

MUS 251. Applied Music (1-2 VC); 1-2, 0 Fa, Sp
For music majors and minors only. Private study in composition, songwriting, voice, piano, guitar, strings, woodwind, brass, and percussion. Students received one, 30-minute lesson per week for each credit hour and perform before a jury at the end of the semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Corequisites: MUS 260 or 469 and MUS 283 or 483.

MUS 251. Applied Music: Topics include Recording, Arranging, or Mastering (2-4 VC); Fa, Sp
For music majors only. Individualized study in a focused area of music where students receive one 30-minute lesson per week, per credit hour. Performances or presentations in convocations and final jury are required. Repeated courses vary according to degree requirements. A major course on skills and knowledge in the areas of studio and live recording techniques for voice, instruments, microphone selection and placement. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

MUS 251: Applied Music: Songwriting (1-2 VC); Fa, Sp
For music majors and minors only. Applied Songwriting is the individual study of writing music in a popular style, to be produced electronically on computers, with some cases of live performance. Students receive one, 30-minute lesson per week for each credit hour, and will present their work in Convocation and before a faculty jury at the end of the semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisites: Recital attendance for MUS 260 and 469. Note: an ensemble corequisite is not required for Applied Songwriting.

MUS 260. Recital Attendance (0); Fa, Sp
Music students attend and participate in convocations, concerts, and recital performances, creating a wider appreciation for the performing arts.

MUS 276-476. Musical Theatre (2); Fa, Sp
Participation in a current musical theatre production in an on-stage voice role. Assignments vary from production to production. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUS 283–483. Ensemble (1-2 VC); Fa, Sp
Musical performance in large- and small-group contexts, both choral and instrumental. See the Schedule of Classes for a list of ensembles offered during any given semester or summer session. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUS 288. Accompaniment Resource (1); Fa, Sp
The student meets with a piano accompanist for 30 minutes each week. Available only for music majors taking Applied Music lesson in voice, brass, woodwinds, or composition. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisites: Recital Attendance for MUS 260 or 469 and Applied Voice, Brass, Woodwind, or Composition lessons.

MUS 290–490. Independent Study (1 – 4 VC); 1-4, 0 Var
Individual study arranged with an instructor. May not replace a course listed in the catalog. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MUS 311. Western Art Music to 1750 (3); 3, 0 Var
An overview of the history of Western art music from the ancient world through the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Prerequisites: MUS 100 and 101.

MUS 312. Western Art Music Since 1750 (3), 3, 0 Var
An overview of the history of Western art music from pre-Classical periods to the present. Prerequisites: MUS 100, 101 and 213.

MUS 317. Functional Piano (1); Var
Score reading on the piano and harmonic study through practical applications. Prerequisites: MUS 208, 331, and 333. Corequisites: MUS 318 and 332.

MUS 318. Piano Proficiency (0); Var
Score reading on the piano and harmonic study through practical applications. Prerequisite: MUS 208. Corequisite: MUS 317. May be repeated with permission of the instructor, with a grade of B or better in Functional Piano without retaking MUS 317.

MUS 320. Diction for Singers (2); 2, 0 Var
A course in the proper pronunciation of German, French, and Italian. Prerequisite: Voice Class.

MUS 322. Choral Conducting (2); Var
This course focuses on techniques in rehearsal and performance settings of choral ensembles. Topics include: baton technique, score anaylsis, rehearsal techniques, and performance preparation. Includes experience conducting a public choral ensemble performance. Prerequisite: MUS 213 or instructor permission.

MUS 323. Instrumental Conducting (2); Var
This course focuses on techniques in rehearsal and performance settings of choral ensembles. Topics include: baton technique, score anaylsis, rehearsal techniques, and performance preparation. Includes experience conducting a public instrumental ensemble performance. Prerequisite: MUS 213 or instructor permission.

MUS 331. Theory 3 (3); 3, 0 Sp
Study of harmonic function in chromatic music, particularly focusing on modulation and advanced harmonic structures. Prerequisite: MUS 213. Corequisites: MUS 208 and 333.

MUS 332. Theory 4 (3); 3, 0 Fa
Exploration of theories and techniques of the 19th and 20th century composition. Prerequisite: MUS 331.

MUS 333 Aural Skills 3 (1); Sp
Continues to increase skills in melodic, harmonic and rhythmic dictation and sight singing. Prerequisite: MUS 232. Corequisite: MUS 211 and 331.

MUS 350. K-12 Music Methods (3); Var
This courses explores music education methods of instruction and course planning in the context of primary and secondary education. Includes classroom management strategies with cultural sensitivity required of K-12 music educators. Prerequisite: MUS 211 or instructor permission.

MUS 360. Half Recital (1); 1, 0 Fa, Sp
The student will prepare a 30-minute public recital. Music technology and composition students may include a presentation of both recorded and live music. Composition students may include some computer realizations in addition to a significant proportion of live performances. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; four semesters of corresponding applied music lessons, MUS 202, 213, and 311 or 312. Corequisites: Applied Music with the same focus as the recital performance for MUS 251 or 451 and MUS 260 or 469.

MUS 400. Audition (3); 3, 3 Var
Explore audition techniques and preparation for community, university, and professional music theater. Prerequisite: One semester of acting class (theater) and one semester of voice class (music).

MUS 412. The History of Opera (3); Var
An overview of the history of opera.

MUS 425. Instrumental Techniques (4); Var
Study of performing and teaching techniques of instruments of the band and orchestra.

MUS 450. Seminar in Music (1–4 VC); Var
Seminar course in a topic or topics in music.

MUS 451. Applied Music (1–2 VC); 1-2, 0 Fa, Sp
For music majors and minors only: Private study in composition, songwriting, voice, piano, guitar, strings, woodwind, brass, and percussion. Students received one, 25-minute lesson per week for each credit hour and perform before a jury at the end of the semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisites: MUS 260 or 469 and MUS 283 or 483.

MUS 451. Applied Music: Arranging (2-4 VC); Fa, Sp
For music majors only. Individualized study in a focused area of music where students receive one 30-minute lesson per week for each credit hour. Performances or presentations in convocations and a final jury are required. Repeated courses vary according to degree requirements. The student acquires skills and knowledge of juxtaposition in timbral, textual, and formal organization. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: MUS220 or instructor permission.

MUS 451. Applied Music: Composition (1-2 VC); Fa, Sp
For music majors and minors only. A continuation of the individual study of writing music for instrumental and vocal performances. Students receive one 30-minute lesson per week for each credit hour, and will present their work in Convocation and before a faculty jury at the end of the semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Completion of four semesters of MUS 251. Corequisites: MUS 260 or 469 and MUS 283 or 483.

MUS 451. Applied Music: Mastering (2-4 VC); Fa, Sp
For music majors only. Individualized study in a focused area of music where students receive one 30-minute lesson per week for each credit hour. Performances or presentations in convocations and a final jury are required. Repeated courses vary according to degree requirements. The student acquires skills and knowledge in manipulating and mixing multi-track audio sessions, balancing sounds across the audio spectrum. Prerequisite: MUS220 or instructor permission.

MUS 451. Applied Music: Songwriting (1-2 VC); Fa, Sp
For music majors and minors only. A continuation of the individual study of writing music for instrumental and vocal performances. Students receive one 30-minute lesson per week for each credit hour, and will present their work in Convocation and before a faculty jury at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: MUS 251. Corequisites: MUS 260 or 469. Note: An ensemble corequisite is not required for Applied Songwriting.

MUS 469. Recital Attendance (0); Fa, Sp
Music students attend and participate in a variety of convocation, concert, and recital performance, creating a wider appreciation for the performing arts.

MUS 470. Full Recital (1); 2, 0 Fa, Sp
The student prepares a 60-minute public recital, a culmination of their studies in Applied Music. Prerequisite: instructor permission.

MUS 471. History of Jazz (3); 3, 0 Var
Study of the origins and development of jazz from traditional New Orleans jazz through big band swing, bebop, and contemporary styles. Satisfies the fine arts requirement in the general education core.

MUS 475. Sound Design (3); Var
This course is a study of the advanced elements of sound design. Includes the historical background of sound synthesis, use of the lexicon of electronic sound generation, acquisition of the skills of sound synthesis, computer sound generation, sampling, and digital audio editing. This course is for students with an interest in composition, audio recording, and sound effects for video, film, and games; suitable for music majors, minors, and non-majors. Prerequisite: MUS 220 or instructor permission.

MUS 477. Music Technology Practicum (2); 0, 2 Variable
Practical experience in the recording studio, working and communicating elements of recording and digital audio editing issues with students as clients, troubleshooting problems with computers and computer software, using critical thinking to solve technical issues that often arise in the studio, researching technical issues using the Internet. (Meets trials 1, 2, 3 and 4). Prerequisite: MUS 220, with a grade of B or higher.

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Native American/Hispano Cultural Studies (NAHS), Courses in

NAHS 124. Intro to Native American/Hispano Cultural Studies (3); Fa
Interdisciplinary introduction to Native American/Hispano cultural studies emphasizing thematic areas of place, environment, ethnicity, identity, language and community.

NAHS 225. Indo/Hispano Ethnicity and Identity Formation (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
The study of foundational concepts and research regarding the complex interrelationships and identities of Native American/Hispano ethnic communities.

NAHS 325. Indo/Hispano Contexts for Language and Literacy (3); Alt , Sp, Even
The study of social and cultural contexts for language and literacy practices within Indo/Hispano communities.

NAHS 375. New Mexico Land Grant, Acequia and Reservation Communities (3); Sp
Exploration of historical and contemporary community issues regarding land, water, economics, and sustainability.

NAHS 425. Native American/Hispano Communities and Cultural Contexts (3); Sp
The study of structures and methodologies for conducting short-term research projects in cultural and social contexts.

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Nursing (NURS), Courses in

NURS 310. RN-BSN Bridge Course (2); Fa, Sp
This course brings together knowledge, and concepts, that are basic to nursing curriculum: Critical thinking, problem solving, and the spirit of inquiry. Nursing literature will be discussed regarding the reasons for completing the BSN program for nurses. Nursing scholarly writing, APA formatting, electronic reference databases and literature review are discussed to assist the student with developing professional writing skills. The course highlights how to use the NMHU learning management system for nursing courses, and other computer skills needed for this curriculum. Student expectations in the RN-BSN program are presented.

NURS 320. Evidence Based Application in Health Assessment (3); Fa
This course focuses on expanding the basic health assessment skills necessary for critical thinking in professional nursing. Emphasis is on identification of normal findings, with developmental and cultural variations. The course is designed to assist the student to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings, as well as furthering the development of the students’ assessment skills. Lab practice of assessment skills will be included within this course. Prerequisite or co-requisite: NURS 340.

NURS 332. Intro to Nursing Informatics (3); Su
This course focuses on the role of the importance of information systems and technology to nursing practice, education, research, and administration. Students will understand the importance of becoming knowledge workers, and develop skills for information literacy. The emphasis of the course is to provide the student with the expertise and knowledge to function effectively in the modern health care information technology environment.

NURS 340. Advancement of Professional Nursing (3); Fa, Sp
This course focuses on nursing practice foundations for continuing development of the student’s knowledge essential for functioning in a rapidly changing health care system. Content includes professional issues, quality improvement, safe practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and influences of socio-cultural-political-economic factors on health care delivery systems.

NURS 360. Cultural Competencies & Health Care (3); Fa
This course explores the role of the nurse practicing in culturally diverse health care delivery systems. Students will learn how to increase their skills in providing culturally competent care for patients across the lifespan. Skills needed to work collaboratively with health care workers from diverse backgrounds will also be emphasized. Prerequisite or co-requisite: NURS 340.

NURS 370. Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice (3); Sp
This course teaches skills to increase the student’s sense on inquiry essential to evidence based practice in nursing. Skills will be taught in scholarly literature search, and the process of evaluating material for the application in the clinical setting to obtain better patient care outcomes. Prerequisite or co-requisites: NURS 340

NURS 431. Community Health Nursing (3); Sp
This theory course focuses on the knowledge needed for community/public health nursing practice. Concepts presented discuss the nursing care of families, groups and communities with an emphasis on community assessment, health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention and health maintenance. Special emphasis will focus on community health nursing in diverse cultures and rural communities. Prerequisites: NURS 340

NURS 432. Health Care Policy (3); Su
This course is designed to introduce students to health policy, and the regulatory environment for health care. Health care policies that directly or indirectly influence nursing practice as well as the functioning of the healthcare system will be presented. Discussion about how healthcare policy shapes the quality and safety of the practice environment and healthcare provided in different practice settings. Explanation of how the regulatory agencies define the boundaries of nursing practice and the role of these agencies will be identified.

NURS 447. Community Health Nursing Practicum (3); Sp
This course provides clinical experience in community and public health nursing focusing on the application of community health nursing principles for the care of families, groups and communities. Clinical experiences will have an emphasis on community assessment, health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention and health maintenance. Special emphasis will focus on community health nursing in diverse cultures and rural communities. Prerequisites: NURS 340, and Math 145. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS 431.

NURS 451. Seminar on Professional Nursing Leadership (3); Fa
This course focuses on leadership and management principles and functions essential to the practice of professional nursing. Political, social, cultural, legal and ethical issues are explored from a leader’s viewpoint. Nursing leaders from diverse health care settings will be studied to determine their influence on the nursing profession. Prerequisites: All 300-level NURS courses, and NURS 431 and NURS 447

NURS 452. Nursing Management Practicum (3); Fa
This clinical course facilitates the application of the leadership and management principles from course NURS 451 through leadership projects and activities with health care settings in the community. Prerequisites: All 300 level NURS courses, MATH 145, and NURS 431 and NURS 447. Prerequisite or co-requisite: NURS 451

 

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Philosophy (PHIL), Courses in

PHIL 100. Introduction to Philosophy (3); Variable
The nature of philosophical inquiry; classical and contemporary solutions to major philosophical problems; ethics; philosophy of religion; philosophy of science; basic principles of logic and critical thinking. NM Common Core Number: PHIL 1113.

PHIL 201. Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (3); Variable
A survey of ancient and medieval philosophy including but not limited to the Pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas.

PHIL 203. Modern Philosophy (3); Variable
Survey of the philosophies of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.

PHIL 211. Formal Logic (3); Variable
Contemporary logical analysis.

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Physics (PHYS), Courses in

PHYS 105. Elementary Physics (4); 3, 2 Fa
A survey of physics for technical and general education students. Prerequisite: Math 100. Applies to NM Common Core.

PHYS 110. Survey of Astronomy (4); 3, 2 Fa, Sp
A course designed to introduce the student to the concepts of modern-day astronomy. Topics to be investigated include the sun, planets, meteors, asteroids, comets, stars and star formation, galaxies and galaxy formation, black holes and quasars, cosmology, and cosmogony. NM Common Course Number: ASTR 1113.

PHYS 151. Algebra Physics 1 (4); 3, 3, 1 recitation Fa
A noncalculus-based introduction to physics. Does not apply for credit in degree requirements for engineering or chemistry majors. Corequisite: Math 140. NM Common Course Number: PHYS 1114.

PHYS 152. Algebra Physics 2 (4); 3, 3, 1 recitation Sp
A continuation of PHYS 151. PHYS 151 and PHYS 152 together provide a unit of introductory physics that is particularly suitable for biology and pre-medical students. Prerequisite: PHYS 151. NM Common Course Number: PHYS 1124.

PHYS 235 – 435. Selected Topic in Physics (1-4 VC); Fa, Sp
Course in topic or topics in physics. May be repeated with change of content.

PHYS 291. Calculus Physics 1 (5); 4, 3, 1 recitation, Fa
This is the calculus-based introductory physics course for physics, chemistry, and engineering majors. The course covers kinematics, classical dynamics, and thermodynamics. Corequisite: MATH 211. NM Common Course Number: PHYS 1214.

PHYS 292. Calculus Physics 2 (5); 4, 3, 1 recitation, Sp
This is the second semester of introductory physics course for physics, chemistry, and engineering majors. The course covers electricity and magnetism, simple circuits, optics and introduction to relativity theory. Prerequisite: PHYS 291. Corequisite: Math 252. NM Common Course Number: PHYS 1224.

PHYS 300. Astrophysics (4); 3, 3 Fa, Sp
A study of celestial mechanics; the earth-moon system; the sun, planets and satellites, asteroids, stars and galaxies. Prerequisite: PHYS 292.

PHYS 305. Intro to Computational Physics (4); 3, 3 Fa, Sp
Introduction to numerical techniques for solving physics problems. Includes an introduction to programming and computer graphics. Prerequisite: PHYS 292, MATH 252. CS 145 is strongly recommended.

PHYS 311. Mechanics (3); 3, 1 recitation, Fa, Sp
Review of Newtonian mechanics of point particle systems, including linear and coupled oscillators; central force motion; rigid body motion; Lagrange’s equations. Prerequisite: PHYS 292 and corequisite MATH 325.

PHYS 337. Mathematical Methods in Physics (4); Fa, Sp
Vector analysis, matrices, calculus of variations, complex variables, orthogonal functions and Fourier series, and ordinary and partial differential equations with applications to physical problems. Prerequisite: MATH 325.

PHYS 361. Modern Physics & Relativity (3); 3, 3 recitation, Fa, Sp
Introduction to post-Newtonian physics. Through examples from atomic physics, particle scattering and black-body radiation, the student is introduced to concepts from quantum mechanics such as wave-particle duality and energy quantization. The student continues the study of post-Newtonian physics with special relativistic dynamics and kinematics. Prerequisite: PHYS 292 and corequisite MATH 273.

PHYS 380. Advanced Laboratory 1 (4); 2, 4 Fa, Sp
Quantitative laboratory experiments in topics associated with classical and modern physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 292.

PHYS 381. Advanced Laboratory 2 (3); 1, 4 Fa, Sp
Continuation of PHYS 380. Quantitative laboratory experiments in topics associated with classical and modern physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 380.

PHYS 390 – 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Fa, Sp
Independent study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

PHYS 402. Statistical Mechanics (3); Fa, Sp
Mechanical theory of the thermodynamics of gases, including ensembles and distributions; connection between statistical and thermodynamic quantities. Prerequisite: PHYS 292 and MATH 325.

PHYS 421. Electricity and Magnetism 1 (4); Fa, Sp
Electrostatics, dielectrics, boundary value problems, magnetism, Maxwell’s equations. Prerequisite: PHYS 292 and MATH 325

PHYS 422. Electricity and Magnetism 2 (3); Fa, Sp
Continuation of PHYs 421, with an emphasis on applications. Prerequisite: PHYS 421.

PHYS 430. Computational Fluid Dynamics (5); Fa, Sp
This course presents a review of numerical methods, introduces the basic equations of fluid dynamics, explores computational methods for and limitations of these solutions, and provides an opportunity to computationally solve fluid dynamical problems having applications in science and engineering. Prerequisites: PHYS 337.

PHYS 450. Seminar in Physics (1-4 VC); Fa, Sp
Seminar course in a topic or topics in physics.

PHYS 453. Optics and Modern Optics (4); Fa, Sp
This course is offered to students in the physical sciences and engineering who will be exposed to optics in such diverse areas as optical imaging, communications, spectroscopy and light. Prerequisite: PHYS 292.

PHYS 455. Physics Research Seminar (1); Fa, Sp
Upper-division students participating in a physics research project will present one or two 30-minute presentations on their project to faculty members and other undergraduate students registered in the course. In addition, the students will participate in the discussion evolving from other student presentations. Cross-listed as: CHEM 455.

PHYS 461. Quantum Mechanics 1 (4); Fa, Sp
The algebra of quantum mechanics; the Hamiltonian; examples in a finite basis; the Schrödinger equation; examples in one and three dimensions. Prerequisite: PHYS 361 and MATH 325.

PHYS 462. Quantum Mechanics 2 (3); Fa, Sp
Continuation of PHYS 461, with an emphasis on applications. Prerequisite: PHYS 461.

PHYS 468. Solid State Physics (4); Fa, Sp
Mechanical and thermal properties of solids, the electron theory of metals, and band theory. Prerequisite: PHYS 461.

PHYS 499. Senior Project (1-3 VC); Fa, Sp
Individual research arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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Political Science (POLS), Courses in

POLS 151. American National Government (3); Fa, Sp
Constitutional foundations, structural organization, citizenship, powers, functions, and services. NM Common Course Number: POLS1123.

POLS 217. Ethnic Politics (3); Var
Ethnic basis of minority group politics in the United States with emphasis on the political development, problems, contemporary status, and activity of the Chicano, African-American, and Native American.

POLS 235 – 435. Selected Topic in Political Science (1-4 VC)
Course in a topic or topics in political science. May be repeated with change in content.

POLS 312. Political Parties and Behavior (3); Var
Organization, function, and methods of American political parties combined with analysis of political opinion formation and political participation including voting behavior and styles of leadership.

POLS 314. Introduction to the Law (3); Fa
Introduction to civil procedure, criminal procedure, and the substantive concepts and principles of civil and criminal law.

POLS 316. State and Local Government (3); Var
Position of the states in the federal system; organization, functions and administrations of state, county, and city governmen

POLS 320. Criminal Law (3); Var
Criminal Law provides the student with knowledge of the actual and potential use of criminal laws in the American legal process and how those uses might be evaluated.t.

POLS 328. Comparative Political Systems (3); Var
Introduction to the comparative analysis of political institutions, ideologies, and political cultures in the world community.

POLS 334 – 434. Practicum (1-4 VC)
Experiential study directed by an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

POLS 353. International Relations (3); Var
The national state system; international conflicts, development of international cooperation; the United Nations and its problems.

POLS 402. Interest Groups (3); Var
Forms, tactics, and influence of interest groups; their role in a pluralistic society and their importance in a democracy.

POLS 410. The American Constitution (3); Var
Origin and establishment of leading constitutional doctrines.

POLS 415. Government and Business (3); Var
Case study of United States government regulations of economic activity with emphasis on the administrative process.

POLS 417. The Legislative Process (3); Var
Process of national and state lawmaking in the United States; legislation drafting and legislative procedure.

POLS 418. Administrative Law and Procedure (3); Var
This course helps students become aware of administrative law and its relationship to public administrative programs. Administrative law concerns the powers and procedures of administrative agencies, including especially the law governing judicial review of administrative action. Political science majors who endeavor to enter the public administration arena oftentimes will be involved in the administrative process, which is a complex of methods by which agencies carry out their tasks of adjudication, rule-making, and related functions.

POLS 419. Public Administration (3); Var
Organization of the administrative structure, problems of internal management, personnel, fiscal management, forms of administrative action, and procedure.

POLS 425. History of Economic Thought (3); Var
Development of economic thought from the Middle Ages to the present..

POLS 433. Chinese Communist Government (3); Var
Analysis of the Chinese government with emphasis on the role of the Communist Party; relationship of policies to tradition and world affairs.

POLS 446. Government and Politics of Latin America (3); Var
Analysis of political systems, contemporary mass movements, and inter-American relations.

POLS 450. Seminar in Political Science (1-4 VC) Var
Seminar course in a topic or topics in political science.

POLS 451. Seminar: New Mexico Government and Politics (3); Var
Structure, organization, function, and operation of New Mexico state and local government.

POLS 453. International Relations, Human Rights and International Law (3); Var
A theoretical and critical analysis of the meaning and relevancy of the IR politics and its collision with international law and human rights in the age of globalization. Prerequisite: POLS 353, or permission of instructor.

POLS 458. Political Theory and Philosophy (3); Var
Leading political ideas of the western world.

POLS 460. The American and Russian Systems (3); Var
Comparison of political and economic institutions, including the underlying political theory of the two nations.

POLS 462. International Monetary Systems (3); Var
This course is an examination of the national and international procedural rules which channel the behavior of governments and monetary institutions.

POLS 463. Political Economy (3); Var
Comparative study and analysis of the political economies of the major countries of the world, stressing the interdependence of the study of economics and politics.

POLS 490. Senior Readings (1-4 VC)
Individually assigned readings and supervised investigations arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Advanced standing toward a major or minor, with a B average, and permission of instructor

POLS 497. LSAT Prep & Legal Logic Class (3); Var
Legal Logic and LSAT Preparation will provide students the fundamental skills sets to understand the fundamentals of logical reasoning and how it is used in law school and how to optimize their LSAT scores.

POLS 499. Supervised Research (1-4 VC)
Individual research arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Advanced standing toward a major or minor, with a B average, and permission of instructor.

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Psychology (PSY), Courses in

PSY 101. Psychology and Society (3); Fa, Sp
A survey of the major concepts of modern psychology and their application to some of the issues in modern society. Two lecture hours per week are scheduled along with a weekly small group discussion, which supplements the lectures by means of discussion, films, and demonstrations. NM Common Course Number: PSYC 1113.

PSY 301. Psychological Research Methods (4); Fa
This class gives students a basic understanding of the types of research methods that apply to psychology. Students will be introduced to experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational designs, among others. Majors will be required to conduct their own research project in psychology over the year in conjunction with the PSY 302.

PSY 302. Statistics for the Behavioral Science (4); Sp
The first purpose of the course is to reduce the fear of statistics by using examples that make sense to everyone. The second purpose of the course is to teach students basic statistics. Students will be deriving answers with hand calculations to obtain a good basic overview of simple statistics, including descriptive, correlations, t-test, and ANOVAS. Majors will be finishing the research project they began in PSY 301 by analyzing their data with the statistical techniques they learn in the class.

PSY 317. Learning: Basic Processes (3); Sp, Odd
A review of the primary phenomena associated with instrumental and classical conditioning. Some attention is given to adaptations of conditioning principles to behavior modification. Prerequisite: PSY 101 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: PSY 318.

PSY 318. Experimental Techniques in Learning (1); Sp, Odd
Laboratory experimental work demonstrating basic phenomena in animal learning and memory. Corequisite: PSY 317.

PSY 319. Memory and Cognitive Processes (3); Fa
A review of human processes involved in encoding, storing, and retrieving information. Recommended prerequisites: PSY 301 and PSY 302.

PSY 320. Research in Memory & Cognition (1); Fa
This course is an exercise in critical thinking directed at one’s own mind. The aim of this course is to familiarize students with key cognitive psychological studies by means of practical experimental demonstrations and critical analysis of research articles. The course will cover topics such as selective attention, automatics vs. conscious processing, reconstructive memory processing and semantic integration, forms of learning, and the role of generic knowledge and heuristics in everyday thinking. This course complements PSY 319.

PSY 321. Social Psychology: Theories and Research (3); Sp, Even
A review of the major social-psychological theories and research. Topics include person perception, attributional processes, attitudes, stereotyping, group processes, aggression, interpersonal attraction, and altruism. Prerequisite: PSY 101 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: PSY 322.

PSY 322. Social Psychology Research (1); Sp, Even
This course is strongly recommended as a discussion course to accompany PSY 321. In this class, students will be discussing modern and classic research in the area of social psychology. Students will be reading primary source material covering relationships, prejudice, aggression, helping, and related areas of social psychology. Co-requisite: PSY 321.

PSY 324. Abnormal Psychology (3); Fa
An analysis of each of the major syndromes of psychopathology in terms of basic psychological processes. Special attention is given to the clinical observation and experimental research underlying the delineation of each syndrome. Prerequisite: PSY 101 or permission of instructor.

PSY 328. Theories of Personality (3); Var
A review of the major theories of personality such as those introduced by Freud, Jung, Horney, and Erickson. A sampling of non-Western approaches to this topic is also addressed including the Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic perspectives. Prerequisite: PSY 101 or permission of instructor.

PSY 335 – 435. Selected Topic in Psychology (1-4 VC)
Course in a topic or topics in psychology. May be repeated with a change of content.

PSY 340. Developmental Psychology (3); Fa
In-depth coverage of developmental theory and research with emphasis alternating among child, adolescent and adult development. Cross-listed as ECME 302.

PSY 377. Environmental Psychology (2); Var
An examination of environmental factors affecting behavior and socio-psychological functioning, including such topics as physical/architectural factors, crowding, and personal space.

PSY 405. Positive Psychology (3); Fa
This course provides an overview of the dynamic field of positive psychology. What does this mean? Positive psychology is oriented to the study of optimal human performance, quality relationships, well-being, and flourishing. How can we be happy? How can we enhance our own lives and the lives of others? How can we be creative, productive, satisfied, and live meaningful lives? These are a few of the questions we would like to tackle in this course.

PSY 407. Theories of Counseling (3); Var
This course will enhance students’ awareness of the primary methods, goals, and philosophical/scientific of psychological and related forms of counseling. The course will include the study of research-supported counseling theories as well as the less empirical/tangible elements of this unique form of human encounter. Multicultural issues as they impact counseling will be a primary focus.

PSY 408. Drugs and Behavior (3); Sp
This course will focus on psychoactive drugs, or drugs that influence how people think, feel, or behave. Because this is fundamentally a biological psychology course, it will focus primarily on the physiological action of drugs, including how they influence brain functioning and, consequently, behavior. It will examine the addictive potential of drugs, the neurological and psychological mechanisms by which drugs become addictive, and treatments for drug abuse.

PSY 409. Domestic and Sexual Violence (3); Var
This course focuses on physical, sexual, and emotional abuse that occurs within families. A particular emphasis will be a focus on the psychological consequences of exposure to physical and sexual trauma and neglect. Victim and offender characteristics will be discussed in the context of family dynamics. Typical and potential criminal justice system responses will be explored.

PSY 410. Physiological Psychology (3); Fa
An overview of the neuroanatomical and neurophysiological processes underlying behavior. Topics include brain-behavior relationships, neurological disorders, brain organization, sensory systems, language systems, memory systems, sleep, and sexual functioning. Corequisite: PSY 411.

PSY 411. Techniques in Physiological Psychology (1); Fa
Laboratory work designed to enrich understanding of physiological psychology. Exercises include sheep brain dissection and the use of physiological psychology instruments. Co- requisite: PSY 410.

PSY 416. Motivation and Emotion (3); Var
A review of the major phenomena and theories that relate to motivation and emotion. Prerequisite(s): PSY 301 and PSY 302, or permission of instructor.

PSY 419. Introduction to Behavior Therapy (3); Var
Introduction to and survey of behavior therapy procedures and their application to child and adult populations in a variety of settings including homes, schools, prisons, and hospitals.

PSY 422. Human Sexuality (3); Fa, Even
Review of contemporary, socio-psychological issues relating to human sexuality. Topics include sexual anatomy, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual dysfunctions, and sexual attitudes and mores.

PSY 425. Introduction to Group Psychotherapy (3); Var
An overview of group therapy, theory and techniques. The course includes an experiential component designed to provide experience with group process and group leadership. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

PSY 430. Gender Roles (3); Var
An examination of gender roles and role theory in understanding the behavior of women and men. Topics include development, stereotyping, sex differences in personality, abilities, achievement, and status. Attention is given to implications of changing female and male roles in society.

PSY 433. History of Psychology (3); Var
Review of the major figures associated with the development of psychology as a science from Plato’s time to the present, with special emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisite(s): PSY 301 and PSY 302, or permission of instructor.

PSY 445. Behavior Disorders in Children (3); Var
Etiology and treatment of behavioral problems in children in a variety of settings, including home and school environments. An eclectic coverage of the major theories, approaches, and research is provided. Prerequisite: PSY 240 or 340, or permission of instructor.

PSY 450. Seminar in Psychology (I-4 VC)
Seminar course in a topic or topics in psychology. May be repeated with a change in content.

PSY 466. Psychology of Eyewitness Testimony (3); Sp
This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth examination of the way human memory process impacts a person’s ability to accurately recall the details of various scenarios such as phone conversations, visual identification of individuals involved in a crime, chronological order of events, and more. In addition to internal memory processes, students will be exposed to the many external influences on memory accuracy, which includes pressure from attorneys, threats from acquaintances, implanted memories, etc. Finally, the impact of age, mental disabilities, and emotional disturbances upon the ability to offer accurate eyewitness testimony will be a third focus of this course. This course is particularly salient to psychology and criminal justice majors.

PSY 472. Cognitive Science (3); Var
An interdisciplinary investigation of the foundations of human knowledge representation and understanding, the functioning of the human mind, and how these impact on recent computer technologies. Cross-listed as PHIL 472 and CS 472.

PSY 475. Abnormal Psychology and Literature (3); Var
Characters from many literary works analyzed in terms of psychopathology. Various theories of abnormality will be utilized.

PSY 477. Culture and Mental Illness (3); Var
An examination of current descriptions and explanations of mental disorders in a sample of countries from all major regions of the world. Historical, technical, ethical, and pragmatic aspects of international research in the realm of psychology/psychiatry are also addressed. Prerequisite: PSY 101, PSY 324, or permission of instructor.

PSY 479. Psychology of Religion (3); Var
An examination of the relationship between the discipline of psychology and mysticism. Perspectives addressed include the historical, cultural, philosophic, psychoanalytic, and scientific. Prerequisite: PSY 101.

PSY 480. Community Psychology (3); Var
An introduction to community psychology with emphasis on theories and research regarding prevention and consultation. Prerequisite: PSY 101 or permission of instructor.

PSY 490. Independent Study (I-4 VC); Fa, Sp
Individual, directed readings and library research arranged with an instructor on a topic of mutual interest to the student and instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

PSY 498. Field Experience (1-4 VC); Var
A field placement in a local service agency providing opportunity for observation and learning under staff supervision. May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisite: Senior classification in psychology and permission of instructor.

PSY 499. Independent Research (I-4 VC); Fa, Sp
An individual, directed research investigation arranged with an instructor on a topic of mutual interest to the student and the instructor. Projects require a final written report that includes a presentation of the problem, review of the literature, description of procedures, data analysis, and interpretation of results. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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Reading (RDED), Courses in

RDED 315. Early Literacy (3); Fa, Sp
Early literacy instruction, including reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and visually representing, and other modalities of learning. Special emphasis will be placed on addressing current research regarding teaching early literacy, including phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. Knowing and using children’s books and authors to promote early literacy. A two-hour-per-week practicum/lab in a K-3 classroom is required. Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and GNED 201.

RDED 335–435. Selected Topic in Reading (1-4 VC); Var
Course in topic or topics in reading. May be repeated with change of content. Permission of instructor is required.

RDED 411. Teaching/Diagnosis of Reading (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
An overview of teaching reading in the primary and intermediate grades and diagnostic tools and corrective instructional techniques in the classroom. Emphasis is placed on developing competencies in the teaching of reading and adopting reading instruction based on knowledge of reading processes, methods, and materials. A two-hour lab is also required. Prerequisites: Field Base I and II.

RDED 416. Teaching Reading and the Language Arts in the Bilingual Classroom (3); Sp
Methods and materials in the Spanish-English bilingual classroom, with emphasis on the development of reading and language arts skills in bilingual children. The class is taught primarily in Spanish. Prerequisite or corequisite: permission of instructor.

RDED 418. Language Arts (3); Sp, Su
This course focuses on methods for teaching language arts in the elementary/secondary school classroom. Students will be introduced to best practices in the teaching of language arts and the research and theory behind these practices. A developmental and cultural perspective will be emphasized throughout the course, documenting qualitative and quantitative changes students experience as they progress in the language arts.

RDED 420. Literacy for English Language Learners (3); Fa, Su
This course examines theories of literacy acquisition and development with the breadth of issues in the teaching of English Learners.

RDED 426. Reading and Literature for Children and Young Adults (3); Fa
Exploration and evaluation of the artistic qualities of folk and fairy tales, myths, legends, fables, epics, hero tales, and realistic stories for children (pre-school to grade 8) and young adults (grades 9 to 12), with a view toward helping teachers to motivate youngsters to develop reading skills while reading relevant literature.

RDED 427. Reading in the Content Area (3); Fa, Sp
Survey of techniques for the development of reading/study skills needed at the secondary level as students employ reading as a tool for learning.

RDED 430. Reading Instruction in Special Education (3); Fa
The study and application of reading instructional strategies for students in special education, focusing on research-based corrective strategies used across content areas to support students in both the general education curriculum and functional curriculum.

RDED 440. Integrated Technology in Language Arts Curriculum (3); Sp
This course teaches students to integrate technology into the P-12 Language Arts curriculum. Such integration will include the use of various websites, software application programs, synchronous and asynchronous course learning management system tools, SmartBoard technologies, and digital camera and recording equipment. As part of this course, students will be required to prepare computer-generated graphic organizers, database, presentations, podcasts, wikis, blogs, and electronic portfolio while incorporating the appropriate benchmarks, standards, and performance criteria from the New Mexico Public Education Department.

RDED 442. Literacy & Technology (3); Su
The course is designed to help students demonstrate understanding and apply knowledge of contemporary and historical issues in literacy, technology, and education and reflect on how those issues influence professional practice. Survey of techniques for the development of reading skills needed at the secondary level as students employ reading as a tool for learning.

RDED 445. Literatura Infantil y Juvenil Para el Salon Bilingue (3); Sp
This course focuses on the teaching of reading in the Spanish-English bilingual classroom using authentic literature from throughout the Spanish-speaking world with emphasis upon the development of reading and language arts skills in bilingual children. Since most material is in Spanish, an intermediate level of Spanish or instructor permission is required.

RDED 490. Independent Study (1 – 4 VC); Var
Individual study arranged with the instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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Spanish (SPAN), Courses in

SPAN 101. Beginning Spanish 1 (4); Fa, Sp, Su
An introduction to the Spanish language with an emphasis on conversation and the development of the ability to read and understand the Spanish language. This course is open only to non-speakers of Spanish. One hour weekly required in the Language Learning Center in addition to four class hours.

SPAN 102. Beginning Spanish 2 (4); Fa, Sp, Su
A continuation of SPAN 101, also open only to non-speakers of Spanish. One hour weekly required in the Language Learning Center in addition to four class hours. Prerequisite: Span 101 or equivalent.

SPAN 111. Beginning Spanish as a Heritage Language 1 (4); Fa
This is a beginning course for students who grew up in a Spanish-speaking home or community who may have comprehension, and/or may lack in oral proficiency. Emphasis is placed on the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Community and cultural activities are utilized to enhance these skills. Prerequisite: All students must be placed into this course through the Spanish Language Placement Exam.

SPAN 112. Beginning Spanish as a Heritage Language 2 (4); Fa
A continuation of SPAN 111. This course emphasizes the four language skills, and will focus on building vocabulary-and strengthening knowledge of grammatical skills. Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or equivalent.

SPAN 200. Intermediate Spanish Conversation (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
Provides the student with the vocabulary necessary to interact effectively in Spanish, in practical real-life situations while also sharpening the student’s oral fluency and listening comprehension. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or permission of instructor.

SPAN 201. Intermediate Spanish (4); Alt, Fa, Even
For students who understand simple conversational Spanish and have studied the elements of grammar. It focuses on an intensive grammar review and includes vocabulary building with readings and communicative oral and written exercises that enhance the student’s awareness of contemporary Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 101, 102 or equivalent.

SPAN 202. Intermediate Spanish 2 (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
This class is a second-semester, second-year Spanish grammar course that reviews and expands the study of elements of speech such as pronouns, adjectives, prepositions, and adverbs, as well as other verb moods covered in a first-year, two-semester course sequence. Its primary focus is a review of grammar in addition to developing the student’s four language skills in Spanish: reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking. The class is conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 201.

SPAN 211. Intermediate Spanish as a Heritage Language 1 (4);  Fa
For Spanish heritage language learners who have completed SPAN 112 or its equivalent. This course reinforces and expands previous knowledge of Spanish with a focus on grammar. Prerequisite: SPAN 112 or an equivalent.

SPAN 212. Intermediate Spanish as a Heritage Language 2 (4); Sp
A continuation of SPAN 211. This course emphasizes reading, writing, and conversation. Course activities increase students’ awareness of the interactions between local culture and the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SPAN 211.

SPAN 290 – 490. Independent Study (1– 4 VC); Var
Individual directed study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

SPAN 291 – 491. Travel Study Topics (1-3 VC); Var
For students traveling in a Spanish-speaking country and/or region. Prerequisite: Participation in one of the Spanish/English immersion programs offered through legislative funding from a research public service project (RPSP).

SPAN 300. Advanced Grammar (3); Var
This course helps students establish a solid foundation as well as functional communicative skills. Subtle but complex conceptual distinctions between Spanish and English will be analyzed and applied to oral and written skills. The course will review grammatical concepts and analysis of both spoken and written Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or 212.

SPAN 310. Advanced Conversation (3); Var
Course provides timely, comprehensive, and authentic video materials on current events, and the language and culture of the Hispanic world to enhance students’ oral comprehension and communicative interaction. It targets intermediate students with a vocabulary of 1,500 to 2,000 words. At the completion of the course, students will have achieved total fluency at that level. Prerequisite: SPAN 200 and 201, or permission of instructor.

SPAN 330. Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3); Alt, Fa, Odd
This course introduces intermediate-level students to Hispanic literature and to literary analysis. The reading selections encompass authors from Spain, Spanish American and the U.S., and exemplify a variety of literary forms. The readings will expand students’ awareness of the Hispanic culture and enrich their vocabulary.

SPAN 337 – 437. Special Topics: Hispanic Literature & Culture (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
This course focuses on a particular cultural period and/or literary or intellectual movement in the Hispanic world. Taught in English. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

SPAN 338 – 438. Contemporary Cultural Developments in the Hispanic World (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
This course examines the recent history of Spanish-speaking countries and/or regions within the context of cultural, sociohistorical, sociolinguistic, and sociopolitical changes, and the literary and artistic works they have originated. Taught in English. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

SPAN 340. Spanish Translation (3); Var
This course offers an introduction to principles of translation and interpretation dealing specifically in English to Spanish. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

SPAN 354 – 454. Creative Writing Workshop in Spanish (3); Fa, 3 yr cycle
This course explores exemplary texts by selected Peninsular and Latin American authors. Through the instruction of literary techniques, students will write original poetry, short fiction and/or a play, and will develop a self-critique of their own works. Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or 202 or permission of instructor.

SPAN 405. Film in the Hispanic World (3); Fa, 3 yr cycle
This course introduces the field of visual arts and techniques of representation. The work of major Hispanic film directors will be presented and compared. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

SPAN 406. Hispanic Women Authors (3); Sp, 3 yr cycle
Designed to introduce the student to women authors in Spanish America, the course covers most genres through the works of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Alfonsina Storni, Domitilia Chungara, Rosario Castellanos, Barbara Delano, and others.

SPAN 415. Advanced Translation (3); Var
Systematic study and contrastive exercises in translation and interpretation. Translation of texts in general conceptual fields. Prerequisite: SPAN 400 or permission of instructor.

SPAN 424. Advanced Composition (3); Var
This course is designed to develop written proficiency and critical thinking skills through readings and discussions of a variety of texts from the Spanish-speaking global community. It guides students in their understanding of the reading selections at the textual and cultural level, with an ample analysis of vocabulary use and practice. It focuses on strategies with which students learn to compose different pieces of writing and overall develop written Spanish. The discussions focus on history, political and cultural topics pertaining to the Hispanic world. The emphasis is on development of writing skills in formal Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 425. Spanish for the Profession (3); Sp
Study of the vocabulary, expressions, and cultural background to successfully interact in business and professional situations in the Hispanic world. Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or permission of instructor.

SPAN 430. Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3); Sp, 3 yr cycle
This course introduces the study of Spanish linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, historical linguistics, and sociolinguistics. The course combines discussions of theoretical issues with a linguistic analysis of Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 431. Civilization and Culture of Spain (3); Sp, 3 yr cycle
Provides students with a synthetic and highly accessible overview of Spanish history, literature, and culture. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

SPAN 432. Civilization and Culture of Latin America (3); Sp, 3 yr cycle
Presents the Spanish-American experience of yesterday and today through the social, historical, political and literary aspects that this experience encompasses. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

SPAN 433. Civilization and Culture of New Mexico and the Southwest (3); Alt, Fa, Even
Spanish cultural developments and events that have brought about ethnic, economic, political, social, literary, linguistic and historical changes, and typical features in New Mexico and in the Southwestern United States. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

SPAN 434. Practicum in Spanish (3); Var
Experiential study directed by an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

SPAN 441. Spanish for the Bilingual Classroom (3); Alt, Sp, Even
This course targets students of bilingual education and presents the Spanish language as it is applied in school community settings. Use of both vernacular and formal language will be included. Spanish is the language of instruction, inclusive of student presentations/participation. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

SPAN 445. Teaching of Spanish: Theory and Methodology (3); Sp, 3yr cycle
This course familiarizes prospective teachers with the philosophy, methodology, and practical techniques of teaching Spanish. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

SPAN 450. Seminar in Spanish (3); Sp, 3 yr cycle
Topic to be selected by instructor.

SPAN 460. Hispanic Literature of the SW (3); Fa, 3 yr cycle
A study of Hispanic Southwestern literature written in English and in Spanish. The origins and evolution of this literature are discussed, from the early Spanish exploration to the most recent manifestations in every major literary genre. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

SPAN 467. History of the Spanish Language (3); Sp, 3 yr cycle
This course traces the development of the Spanish language from Latin to the present. It analyzes the cultural, literary and historical factors that have contributed to its evolution. The transformations that the language undergoes in different linguistic settings are studied in a section on sociolinguistics issues of the U.S. southwest Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 430 or permission of instructor

SPAN 470. Chicano Literature of the Southwest (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
This is a survey course which studies major literary genres in Chicano literature spurred by the Chicano movement, such as essay, poetry, short story, novel and drama, and folk literature. Prerequisite: SPAN 433 or permission of instructor.

SPAN 481. Spanish Literature I: Middle Ages to 1700 (3); Fa, 3 yr cycle
Reading of selections by major authors of the Middle Ages, Golden Age, and the Baroque from 1100-1700, focusing on the development of the literary genres. Prerequisite: SPAN 330 or permission of instructor

SPAN 482. Spanish Literature II: 1700 to Present (3); Sp, 3 yr cycle
Readings represent key works of Spanish literature from the Enlightenment and Romanticism to the present. Works studied include prose, poetry, and drama. Prerequisite: Span 330 or permission of instructor.

SPAN 483. Latin American Literature I: Colonial to 1900 (3); Fa, 3 yr cycle
Readings include seminal works from the discovery and conquest of the Americas to the colonial and independence periods. Prerequisites: Span 330 or permission of instructor.

SPAN 484. Latin American Literature II: 1900 to Present (3); Sp, 3 yr cycle
Readings represent major literary works from literary movements: modernism, vanguardism, boom, and post-boom periods. Prerequisite: Span 330 or permission of instructor.

SPAN 495. Senior Year Paper (3); Var
This directed, individualized study is required of all Spanish majors. It consists of an in-depth study of a major author or authors, school, genre, or tradition of Hispanic literature. Analytical and research skills must be demonstrated.

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SOCIAL WORK (SW), COURSES IN

SW 330. Research Methods 1 (3); Sp
This is the first course in the undergraduate research sequence. It introduces students to qualitative and quantitative methodologies used in social research and assessment. The course also covers statistical analysis and the use of computer technology in social research. Research on behalf of the diverse populations of New Mexico and the Southwest is emphasized. Prerequisites: SW 341 and SW 342. 341 and SW 342.

SW 331. Law and Ethics in Social Work (3); Fa
The course examines areas of the law in which social work and our legal system intertwine. It also surveys ethical principles and related legal concepts that impact professional social work, and introduces a framework for the resolution of practice dilemmas. Finally, the course provides students with basic practice skills necessary to find and interpret the law. Major emphasis is placed on the operation of the legal system in New Mexico and the Southwest.

SW 335 – 435. Selected Topics in Social Work (1-4 VC)
One or more elective courses relating to selected topics in social work practice.

SW 341. Social Policy and Services 1 (3); Fa
This first course in the two-part sequence covers the history of social work, the history and current structures of social welfare services, and the knowledge, values, and skills necessary to understand major social welfare policies. This foundation course introduces analysis of organizational, local and state issues, and policy analysis and advocacy. All course content is oriented to understanding the effects of social policies on Hispanics, Native Americans, and other historically oppressed populations.

SW 365. Generalist Social Work Practice 1 (3); Fa
This first course in the practice sequence introduces students to multiple theoretical approaches to generalist practice with diverse individuals. The philosophical and ethical foundations of social work are examined as they manifest in each step of the social work process. Practice knowledge and skills necessary for ethical and competent generalist practice with emphasis on the diverse populations of New Mexico and the Southwest are covered.

SW 366. Generalist SW Practice 2: Interviewing and Assessment (3); Sp
This second course in the practice sequence focuses on skills and strategies for competent and ethical foundation-level interviewing and assessment with diverse clients throughout the life span. Generalist practice interviewing and assessment techniques for children, adolescents and adults will be included. Emphasis is placed upon practice with Hispanic, American Indian, and other oppressed populations of New Mexico and the Southwest. Prerequisite: SW 365.

SW 383. Human Diversity and Multicultural Theory (HBSE 3) (3); Sp, Su
The course surveys relevant theory describing the ethnocultural context of human behavior. The manner in which culture impacts the social functioning of individuals, families, organizations, and communities is addressed. Consistent with the mission of the social work program, primary emphasis is placed upon

SW 385.Group, Organization, and Community Theories (HBSE 1) (3); Fa
This two-semester course sequence surveys theoretical perspectives of human life course development and the environmental contexts within which development occurs. The sequence explores the interactions among individuals and between individuals and families, groups, organizations, communities, society, and culture. The sequence emphasizes ethnocultural contexts with special attention on the diverse populations of New Mexico and the Southwest.

SW 386. Individual and Family Theories (HBSE 2) (3); Sp
This is the second course of a two-semester sequence described in SW 385. Prerequisite: SW 385.

SW 400. Children’s Services (2); Var
This elective provides an overview of services for the protection of children. Additionally, it surveys child and family welfare policies and programs, with special emphasis on the New Mexico child welfare system.

SW 412. Immigrant Rights (2); Var
This course will examine major historical trends in migration to the United States; public policy regarding migration and the rights of immigrants; and the roles of governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Issues such as immigration enforcement; labor rights; and access to healthcare and public benefits will also be addressed.

SW 416. Social Work Practice with Military Families (2); Var
This course surveys the theoretical and practical methods or providing support to military families during the three phases or the deployment cycle. Factors supporting resilience in children and adults in military families will be identified, and diversity in military families explored.

SW 428. Introduction to Substance Use and Abuse (2); Var
This introductory course examines prevention and treatment approaches to alcohol and substance use and abuse. Approaches relevant to work with individuals, families, groups and communities are presented, with special emphasis on Hispanic and Native American populations of New Mexico and the Southwest. Prerequisites: SW 366, 283 and 386.

SW 429. Family Violence (2); Var
The course surveys major sociological and psychological theories of family violence throughout the life span. Social and interpersonal factors contributing to family violence are explored in an ethnocultural context, with special emphasis on the Hispanic and Native American populations of New Mexico and the Southwest. Prerequisites: SW 366, 383 and 386.

SW 430. Research Methods 2 (3); Fa
This second course in the undergraduate research sequence builds on knowledge and skills introduced in SW 330. Additional topics presented include hypothesis development, variables, methods of data collection, research design, instrumentation, and applied research strategies. Research on behalf of the diverse populations of New Mexico and the Southwest is emphasized. Prerequisite: SW 330.

SW 431. Aging and Gerontology (2); Var
This elective course addresses the emotional, biological, psychological, environmental and legal aspects of aging that occur in the elderly, with special emphasis on the Hispanic and Native American populations of New Mexico and the Southwest.

SW 432. Field Practicum 1 (4); Var
The purpose of field practicum is to offer students the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to practice. The field practicum requires students to be placed with a community agency during their senior year. In their agency placement, students are expected to demonstrate social work skills, knowledge, and values in working with individuals, groups, families, and communities. A total of 208 hours of field practicum/placement are required. Co-requisite: SW 451 and SW 465.

SW 434. Field Practicum 2 (4); Var
This foundation practicum sequence is designed to help students apply foundation knowledge of social work skills, values, and ethics in practice. By providing a series of supervised assignments and tasks, the practicum experience will expose students to a variety of social work roles. Students will apply generalist social work knowledge, skills, and values to practice with individuals, couples, families, groups and communities. Co-requisites: SW 452 and SW 466.

SW 437. Grief Assessment and Intervention (2); Var
This elective examines grief and loss theory from a strengths-based development and multicultural perspective. The focus of the course is grief interviewing and case-based grief assessment and treatment across the life span with added emphasis on the diverse populations of New Mexico and the Southwest, including Hispanic and Native American peoples. Prerequisites: SW 366, 383 and 386.

SW 440. Social Work in Healthcare Settings (2); Var
This course addresses models of medical social work practice and current changes in the healthcare and health insurance industry and their implications for social work practice. While this is not a course in medical information, the class will include use of basic medical terminology, a review of practice in various medical settings, and with various client populations. Prerequisites: SW 266, 383 and 386.

SW 444. Case Management (3); Fa
This required senior-level course introduces students to case management practice in the context of professional social work. Students will acquire skills in developing, implementing, and monitoring a variety of case management plans. Interagency collaboration will be stressed. Case management for selected vulnerable populations will be studied. Prerequisite: Completion of junior-level BSW classes.

SW 451. Field Practicum Seminar 1 (1); Var
This seminar provides students an opportunity to integrate practice theory with field (practicum) experience. Students are exposed to a wide range of practice situations and will have an opportunity to address pragmatic and procedural aspects of field instruction. Prerequisite or Co-requisites: SW 432 and SW 465.

SW 452. Field Practicum Seminar 2 (1); Var
This seminar provides students an opportunity to integrate practice theory with field (practicum) experience. Students are exposed to a wide range of practice situations, and will have an opportunity to address pragmatic and procedural aspects of field instruction. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: SW 434.

SW 465. Generalist Social Work Practice 2 (3); Fa
This third course in the practice sequence builds upon the knowledge and skills previously developed. The course focuses on practice skills necessary for competent and ethical practice with diverse families and groups. Emphasis is placed upon generalist social work practice with Hispanic, American Indian, and other oppressed populations of New Mexico and the Southwest. Prerequisites: Completion of all 300-level SW courses. Co-requisites: SW 432 and SW 451.

SW 466. Generalist Social Work Practice 3 (3); Sp
This final course in the undergraduate practice sequence builds upon the knowledge and skills previously developed. This course introduces students to macro-level practice theory and skills necessary for competent and ethical practice. Topics include community organizing, development, and resource-building with a focus on the rural and urban communities of New Mexico and the Southwest. Emphasis is placed on macro practice with Hispanic, American Indian, and other oppressed communities. Prerequisites: Completion of all 300 level SW courses and SW 465. Co-requisites: SW 434 and SW 452.

SW 467. Program Development and Grant Writing (2); Var
This course focuses on the attainment and management of fiscal resources and grants within the setting of health, mental health and human service agencies. The nonprofit environment will be highlighted, including the creation and management of Section 501c3 organizations. Particular emphasis will be placed on the creation and funding of programs that address the needs of the diverse client populations. Prerequisites: SW 366, 383 and 386.

SW 468. Theories of Social Work Practice (3); Sp
This course focuses on a comparative analysis of frameworks, theories, and models of social work practice. The course examines the four forces in psychology as the building blocks of an integrative, multicultural, and ecosystems approach to social work practice. Implications of each practice approach for work at the micro, mezzo, and macro level are examined. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of the practice approaches for work with diverse populations, with special emphasis on the Native American and Hispanic Populations of New Mexico.

SW 469. Social Work Practice Skills (2); Var
This elective course focuses on interviewing and interaction skills with client systems and on skills that are required in the day-to-day functioning of social service organizations. Prerequisites: SW 366, 383 and 386.

SW 492. Independent Research (1–4 VC); Var
Individual research arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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Sociology (SOC), Courses in

SOC 152. Introduction to Sociology (3); Fa, Sp
A broad survey of the basic concepts and principles that sociology uses to understand the development of the human social environment and it phenomena. NM Common Course Number: SOCI 1113.

SOC 212. Marriage and the Family (3); Var
Marriage, family life, and the family as a social institution. .

SOC 231. Criminal Justice System (3); Fa
A sociological analysis of the criminal justice process in the United States with special emphasis on law enforcement and the courts.

SOC 235 – 435. Selected Topic in Sociology (I-4 VC);Var
Course in a topic or topics in sociology. May be repeated with change of content.

SOC 283. Social Problems (3); Sp
The study of specific social problems that is significant at the present time.

SOC 300. Sociocultural Theory (3); Fa
Survey of the principal developments of sociocultural theory that have contributed to the emergence, development and consolidation of the disciplines of anthropology and sociology.

SOC 323. Deviant Behavior (3); Var
Analysis of behavior that deviates from institutionalized expectations, by using specific sociological theory and method.

SOC 327. Juvenile Delinquency and Justice (3); Fa
An overview of definitions and social theories of delinquency and an analysis of the legal system for processing juvenile offenders in the United States; special consideration of juvenile justice in New Mexico.

SOC 329. Institutional Corrections (3); Sp
A sociological analysis of the role of jails and prisons in the criminal justice system and larger society in the United States; emphasis on operation of adult correctional facilities, from perspective of both staff and inmates, with special consideration of institutional corrections in New Mexico.

SOC 330. Research Methods in Social Relations (3); Fa
The social context, structure of inquiry, and modes of observation in research of social and cultural phenomena. Prerequisite: One introductory course in sociology or anthropology. Cross-listed as: ANTH 330.

SOC 412. Social Stratification (3); Sp
Differentiation, status, social mobility, class, and caste in selected societies. Prerequisite: One introductory course in sociology or anthropology.

SOC 415. Development and Sociocultural Change (3); Var
This course concerns the nature and consequences of development and culture change as understood by social scientists. Course will address theoretical orientations, consequences of development, and case studies. Prerequisite: One introductory course in sociology or anthropology. Cross-listed as: ANTH 415.

SOC 422. Religion and Culture (3); Var
The origins, elements, forms, and symbolism of religion including a comparative survey of religious beliefs, myths, practices, and symbolism. Course focuses on religion in the context of culture with an emphasis on appreciating religious differences. Prerequisite: One introductory course in sociology or anthropology. Cross-listed as: ANTH 422.

SOC 427. Criminology (3); Sp
An overview of definitions and types of crime, and social theories of crime causation; special issues related to crime, crime control, and crime prevention

SOC 428. Comparative Systems of Social Control (3); Fa
This course is a sociological and anthropological analysis of social control and law in a variety of social and cultural contexts. Prerequisite: SOC 152 and CJS 231.

SOC 429. Gender, Culture, and Society (3); Var
This course provides a foundation for understanding gender as expressed within and influenced by society. Cross culturally men and women are perceived as different, often as opposites. This perception can affect the quality of life, both on a structural level (in terms of wages earned, jobs held) and on an interpersonal level (in terms of expression of self/autonomy). Various theoretical perspectives are explored in order to understand why this perception of difference exists, how it translates into inequality and how it is learned.

SOC 430. Applied Social Research and Data Analysis (4); 3, 2 Sp
Instruction in and application of techniques used in the analysis of quantitative and qualitative social science research data. Prerequisite: SOC 330 or permission of instructor.

SOC 431. Political Sociology (3); Var
Sociological theory and research as applied to the study of political behavior, including such topics as the social bases of power (class, occupation, religion, cultural values), decision-making, leadership and communications.

SOC 439. Introduction to Contemporary Sociological Theories (3); Sp
Introduction to and analysis of contemporary sociological theories.

SOC 450. Seminar in Sociology (1-4 VC) ;Var
Seminar course is a topic or topics in sociology: may be repeated with change of content.

SOC 454. Women and Globalization (3); Var
This course examines how women’s lives are shaped by globalization through the feminization of labor and migration, environmental degradation, diaspora, sexuality, cultural displacement, and militarization. It explores the ways women have confronted these conditions as well as the possibilities and challenges of cross-border feminist coalitions.

SOC 490. Independent Study (I -4 VC); Var
Independent study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

SOC 493. Race and Ethnic Relations (3); Sp
The basic processes operating in the present day interrelations of ethnic groups.

SOC 498. Field Experience (1-4 VC); Var
A field placement in a local service agency providing opportunity for observation and learning under staff supervision. May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisite: Senior classification in sociology or criminal justice, and permission of instructor.

SOC 499. Independent Research (I-4 VC); Var
An individual, directed research investigation arranged with an instructor on a topic of mutual interest to the student and the instructor. Projects require a final written report that includes a presentation of the problem, review of the literature, description of procedures, data analysis, and interpretation of results. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. One introductory course in sociology or anthropology.

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Software-Driven Systems Design (SSD), courses in

 

SSD 331. Web Applications (3); Sp
This course will combine web technologies such as HTML5, CWSS3,PHO, Javascript, and more to create web-based applications for modern platforms. Prerequisite: SSD 352.

SSD 334. Practicum (1-4 VC); Fa
Work placement with specific responsibilities over a sustained period of time. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

SSD 340. Programming & Logic (3); Alt, Fa, Even
Fundamental concepts in programming and logic. Prerequisite: Math 140,

SSD 341. Applied Algorithms & Architecture (3); Fa
This course provides the student with a basic mathematical tool kit for developing interactive & physical computing applications. We will study numbers & number systems, sets and list, logic systems and how computer architecture and mathematics interact. Prerequisite: Math 140.

SSD 351. Web Languages (3); Var
Further exploration of Web Languages beyond the basics. Prerequisite: SSD 331.

SSD 352. JavaScript (3); Fa
The purpose of this course is to teach JavaScript basics and popular industry standard frameworks. Prerequisite: MATH 140.

SSD 365. Patterns and Patterns Languages (3); Sp
This course introduces the design pattern solutions and best practices across previously learned languages. Prerequisites: SSD 340 & 352.

SSD 370. Interfaces (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
Exploration of alternative human computer interfaces. Prerequisite: SSD 340.

SSD 382. Agile Project Management (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
This course covers the production aspects of software development from an agile perspective. Story walls, burn-down and burn-up charts, test tracking, daily build processes, planning, and retrospective (process improvement) techniques and practices are covered.

385. Data Modeling (1)
The full range of alternative ways of defining and structuring data,-from definition via Backus-Naur notation to flat-file organization and from formats to relational and other database modeling schemes are covered. Criteria for evaluating and selecting from among the alternatives are also presented.

SSD 415. Game Development (3); Sp
This course teaches the basic concepts of game development for casual games. Topics include, character movement, physics, collision detection, attacking, and scoring. Prerequisite: SSD 420.

SSD 420. Mobile Applications (3); Sp
This course will cover building a native application from start to finish for Apple’s mobile devices using Objective-C in the Xcode environment. Topics covered include data presentation and handling and basic user interaction. Prerequisite: SSD 340.

SSD 425. Advanced Mobile Applications (3); Fa
In this course, students will work on a large-scale native application for an Apple iOS device. Advanced features, such as accelerometer support and geolocation, will be taught. Students will complete the project in phases mirroring professional production. Prerequisite: SSD 420

SSD 430. Advanced Web Applications (3); Alt, Sp, Even
In this course, students work on a large scale web application combining various technologies from previous web courses. Advanced features include responsive design for use across all major platforms. Prerequisite: SSD 331.

SSD 434. Practicum II (1-4 VC); Sp
Work placement with specific responsibilities over a sustained period of time. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

SSD 435. Special Topics (VC); Var
This course provides an opportunity to respond to student interest and developing topics in the area of software development, including new domains, new tools, and new methods.

SSD 447.  Ambient Computing (3); Sp
This course is an exploration of the world of the “invisible” computer.  The student will use embedded computers & sensors to learn & then create a robust device that interacts with a specific environment.  The course will examine a variety of schemes & approaches to developing computer programs for processors that have no keyboard or screen.  We will examine the state of ambient computing technologies & adaptive algorithms.  This course compliments the Physical computing curriculum, but looks at processors that are more complex than the Arduino system.  Prerequisite:  SSD 341

 

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Special Education (SPED), Courses in

SPED 214. Introduction to Special Education (3); Fa, Sp
Identification of exceptional children with respect to educational opportunities; current concepts and goals of special education; specific consideration of educational programs; and a survey of trends and professional opportunities. Prerequisite to special education courses.

SPED 234 – 434. Practicum in Special Education (1-6 VC); Var
Supervised work in a special education program setting. Special fee. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

SPED 235 – 435. Selected Topic in Special Education (1-4 VC); Var
Course in topic or topics in special education. May be repeated with change of content.

SPED 401. Diagnosis of the Exceptional Child (3); Fa, Sp
Practice in the use of a variety of data-collection instruments and techniques, as well as procedures for writing up the data collected, making referrals, and developing an instructional program.

SPED 410. Curriculum & Methods for Student with Mild and Moderate Exceptionalities (3); Fa
An examination of curriculum content, instructional methods, and individualized education programs appropriate for students with mild and moderate cognitive or behavioral exceptionalities and whose education focuses primarily on the general education curriculum.

SPED 412. Foundations of Gifted Education (3); Fa, Sp
This course has been designed as a one semester introduction to and overview of the field of gifted education. Topics include: theoretical and historical contexts; characteristics of gifted learners; influences on gifted learners (family, community, culture, etc.); identification of gifted, talented and creative learners; instructional models and practices; legislations and policy guidelines; and current issues in the field. This course has been designed to include: lecture, small & large group discussion, student presentations, expert presentations, and various types of “observations” of gifted learners and learning environments.

SPED 414. Instructional Strategies for Gifted Education (3); Sp
This course has been designed as a one semester introduction to learn instructional strategies, methods, and tecchniques of teaching the gifted student, which are explored. Opportunities are provided for development of strategies based on principles of curricular differentiation for gifted students. Prerequisite: SPED 412.

SPED 416. Instructional Planning and Curriculum for Gifted Education (3); Fa
This course explores how appropriate curricula for the gifted is a response to the cognitive and affective needs which may be unique to gifted learners as well as those they share with their peers. Participants will examine modifications in the content, process, product, affect, and learning environment of classroom and curricula as they relate to gifted learners. They will gain experience in developing concept-based, open-ended, flexibly paced curriculum that can be implemented in the classroom immediately. Prerequisite or corequisite: SPED 412.

SPED 418. Twice Exceptional and Special Populations of Gifted Learners (3); Su
The focus of this course is to introduce participants to gifted students with disabilities, also known as Twice Exceptional or 2X students. The course will describe research-based characteristics, identification and programming options and will assist students, as per the mission statements, to recognize and nurture outstanding potential so that gifted students with disabilities may become all that they are capable of.

SPED 420. Curriculum & Methods for Students with Severe Exceptionalities (3); Sp
An examination of curriculum content, instruction methods, and individualized education programs appropriate for students with severe cognitive or behavioral exceptionalities and whose education focuses on both the functional curriculum and the general education curriculum.

SPED 422. Learning Environments and Social Interactions for Gifted Education (3); Var
This course has been designed as a one semester introduction to learn and explore about the learning environments and social interactions of teaching gifted students. Opportunities are provided for development of strategies based on principles and best practices for gifted students.

SPED 424. Working with Families of Children with Exceptionalities and Giftedness (3); Var
This course is an examination of the philosophical foundations and collaborative strategies for teachers and other professionals working with families of children with exceptionalities, including special education needs, giftedness in the P-12 experience.

SPED 428. Assessment Issues for Gifted Education (3); Var
This course explores the Examine instruments, techniques, and strategies in the assessment, placement, and evaluation of ELL, Gifted, Exceptional and General Learners in P-12 education. This course is designed to provide knowledge and skill regarding assessment procedures, process (including pre-referral and Response to Intervention), and protocols utilized in making eligibility and instructional decisions regarding individualized education programs and placements. In additions, candidates develop an understanding of assessment terminology, accommodations, and fidelity of implementation, as well as culturally appropriate assessments, and gain expertise in communicating assessment results to key stakeholders including student and families. Prerequisite: field experience.

SPED 430. Reading Instruction in Special Education (3); Fa
The study and application of reading instructional strategies for students in special education focusing on research-based corrective strategies used across content areas to support students in both the general education curriculum and functional curriculum.

SPED 450. Seminar in Special Education (3); Sp
A seminar course in a topic or topics in special education.

SPED 451. Field Base III Teacher Preparation Experience: Special Education (6); Fa, Sp
Analysis and evaluation of the student’s own performance in student teaching, based on knowledge of the profession and reflective observation. A special fee is assessed. Prerequisite: Admission to student teaching. Corequisite: GNED 455.

SPED 455. Classroom Management in Special Education (3); Fa, Sp
An examination of behavior management techniques, reward systems, and fading and intermittent reinforcement schedules used with students who exhibit more severe behavior exceptionalities. School-wide, classroom and individual student behavior intervention plans will be reviewed, with emphasis on behavior manifestation determination and other IDEA mandates for addressing students’ behavioral needs.

SPED 482. Young Children with Diverse Abilities (3); Su
This course builds on the broad knowledge gained in previous coursework. It provides a specific focus on educational policies, programs, practices, and services appropriate for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and early primary children who exhibit delays and disabilities. The course will provide a means toward a deeper understanding and sensitivity to the needs and feelings of children with diverse abilities and their families. The foundations include research-based decision-making, developmentally and individually appropriate practices, a holistic view of young children and their families, cultural sensitivity and competence, and activity-based interventions. Legal requirements of educating the child with disabilities or other special needs will be identified. Cross-listed as ECME 482.

SPED 490. Independent Study (1 – 4 VC); Fa, Sp
Individual study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

SPED 499. Independent Research (1 – 4 VC); Fa, Sp
Individual research arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

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Speech (SPCH), Courses in

124. Beginning Speech (3)
A beginning course in public speaking with emphasis on the composition and delivery of the extemporaneous speech. NM Common Core: COMM1113.

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Theater (THEA), Courses in

THEA 100. Introduction to Theater (3); Var
This is a general introduction to the art of the theater that acquaints the student with the elements that make up theatrical production.

THEA 134-434. Theater Practicum (3); Var
This course involves technical participation in theater shows working as set crew, light crew, stagehand, running crew, etc. The student must put in labor hours arranged with the instructor.

THEA 271. Acting 1: The Actor Prepares (3); Var
This course is an introduction to Stanislavski approach to acting and the development of the actor’s resources. Included in the course are exercises in sensory awakening, imagination, focus and concentration, observation, improvisation and storytelling. The student actor is also introduced to a basic philosophical and practical approach to acting, which includes development of analytical skills, as well as understanding of vocal and movement conventions for the stage.

THEA 272. Acting 2: Creating a Character (3); Var
A continuation of Acting 1. Creating a Character explores individual characterization using analytical techniques, observation and imagination resources to create character. Emphasis is placed on physical, vocal and psychological characterization developed through analysis, internal and external technique, and costume and prop use.

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University Studies- Bachelor (USBA), Courses in

100. Introduction to University Studies (1)
BUS 100 is an introduction to the theory of interdisciplinary studies. The course focuses on exploring common pathways and connections among disciplines. It enables students to develop a personal theory of interdisciplinary studies and culminates in a detailed plan for an individualized major.

400. Capstone Course (3)
This multidisciplinary capstone course is designed to be a culminating experience for a general education. Students from a range of study areas will work, in groups, on various projects. They will explore connections among their various disciplines and between their own college and off-campus community experiences.

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Women’s Studies (WNST), Courses in

200 Introduction to Women’s Studies (3)
Lecture, discussion. This course centralizes women’s experiences in terms of interpretation and analysis. Basic concepts and orientations as part of women’s studies courses are introduced. The course focuses on women’s lived experience, with a special attention on the ways gender construction interacts with race, class, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. The main goal is to develop among students, critical thinking and readings skills that relate to women’s lives, the ways in which the interlocking systems of colonialism, racism, sexism, ethnocentrism and heterosexism that shape them and create space for resistance and re-articulation. The course will take an international perspective. Emphasis of the course will change depending on the instructor.

300. Feminist Theory (3)
Feminist theory explores the basic forms that organize everyday society and that influences dominant ways of thinking. Feminist theory employs a variety of schools of thought including liberalism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, postcolonial theory, and transnational feminist theory. Students in feminist theory will gain an insight into the range and uses of feminist theory.

The main goal of this course is to introduce ways of investigating and reflecting upon recent topics and discord within feminist dialogues, within an international context. Central content areas include: feminism and nationalism; cultural identity; diaspora dialogue; the social construction of gender, race and sexuality; perspectives on pornography and racial hatred propaganda/speech/acts; and international sex trafficking and prostitution. Questions considered include: What makes up theory in women’s studies? How useful is theory in reflective, critical, challenging debates revolving around dominant sex/race/class power structures? What can theory offer activists? What recent debates and dialogues are emerging within feminist/womanist theory? These questions continue themes in this class is to teach students basic tools of analysis for addressing these issues.

435. Special Topics (1-4 VC)
Gender and Politics; eating disorders, gender and education

499. Women’s Studies: Internship/Directed Study (3)
This course includes directed studies on a women’s issue, in the student’s major field, to be approved by the Women’s Studies Committee as a whole and to be supervised by a designated faculty member of the committee in conjunction (if necessary) with a selected faculty member in the field of the study. Internships: apply theory, concepts and skills developed in the women’s studies minor to work on projects related to profit or nonprofit organizations. A final research paper in the range of 15-20 pages will result from the student’s directed study. Prerequisites: WMST 200 AND 300 and senior status and approval of women’s studies.

 

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