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Principal Course Distribution Requirement

Principal courses offer introductions to the breadth of disciplines in the College. They acquaint students with the subject matter in an area, with the types of questions that are asked about that subject matter, with the knowledge that has been developed and is now basic to the area, and with the methods and standards by which claims to truth are judged.

Students must complete courses in topical groups in three major divisions (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences). For the B.A., three courses are required from each division, with no more than one course from any topical group. The B.G.S. requires two courses from each division, with no more than one from any topical group. To fulfill the requirement, a course must be designated as a principal course according to the codes listed below.

These are the major divisions, their topical subgroups, and the codes that identify them:

Humanities

  • HT: Historical studies
  • HL: Literature and the arts
  • HR: Philosophy and religion

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • NB: Biological sciences
  • NE: Earth sciences
  • NM: Mathematical sciences
  • NP: Physical science

Social Sciences

  • SC: Culture and society
  • SI: Individual behavior
  • SF: Public affairs

No course may fulfill both a principal course distribution requirement and a non-Western culture or second-level mathematics course requirement. Laboratory science courses designated as principal courses may fulfill both the laboratory science requirement and one of the distribution requirements. No free-standing laboratory course may by itself fulfill either the laboratory science requirement or a principal course requirement. Students should begin taking principal courses early in their academic careers. An honors equivalent of a principal course may fulfill a principal course requirement.

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Non-Western Culture Requirement

A non-Western culture course acquaints students with the culture, society, and values of a non-Western people, for example, from Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, or Africa. Students must complete one approved non-Western culture course.

One approved non-Western culture course is required. Occasionally courses with varying topics fulfill the non-Western culture course requirement. See the Schedule of Classes for details. These courses are coded NW.

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Transfer and Earned Credit Course Codes

These codes are used to evaluate transfer credit and to determine which academic requirements a course meets.

  • H: Humanities
  • N: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • S: Social Sciences
  • W: World Civilization and Culture
  • U: Undesignated Elective Credit (course does not satisfy distribution requirement)
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An examination of trends and theory related to the scientific study of the family, with a focus on issues related to family interaction, functioning, relationships, and communication. Research and theories from communication, sociological, and psychological perspectives are employed to examine topics such as family violence, mental health problems, marital satisfaction, divorce, courtship, and the impact of the family on its children (and vice versa). Prerequisite: COMS 130, COMS 150, or COMS 230. LEC
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Explores the major communication theories and research in the East Asian cultural contexts by focusing on the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cultures. Examines, from a broader perspective, certain cultural values (e.g. harmony, hierarchy, conservatism, and modernism) upheld in East Asian cultures and their influences on people's communicative behaviors in an age of globalization. Students explore issues of history, identity, verbal and non-verbal symbols, stereotypes, prejudice, values and thought patterning systems in the East Asian cultural context from a communicative perspective. This course is designed as a bridge course and meets with a graduate level section of the same title. Prerequisite: COMS 246. LEC
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Course organized any given semester to study particular subject matter or to take advantage of special competence by an individual faculty member. Topics change as needs and resources develop. Class discussion, readings, and individual projects. (Distribution credit given for two-three hours only.) LEC
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Course organized any given semester to study particular subject matter or to take advantage of special competence by an individual faculty member. Topics change as needs and resources develop. Class discussion, readings, and individual projects. (May be repeated for credit if content varies). LEC
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Examination of non-linguistic behavior in human communication, including proxemics (spacing), kinesics (movement and expression), and paralinguistics (voice quality). Includes phylogenetic and developmental perspectives, methods of analysis, applications to interpersonal problems. (Same as PSYC 590.) Prerequisite: COMS 356 or PSYC 210 or PSYC 211. LEC
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This course involves an examination of presidential rhetoric, including a focus on the strategies present in presidential discourse, the function that this rhetoric serves, and the historical context in which it was presented. One or more important presidential rhetors will be covered each semester. This course can be repeated for credit if taken under a different topic. LEC
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Emphasis is on actual practice in preparing speech manuscripts for oneself and others. Model speeches are examined to better understand language, evidence, and stylistic choices available to speech writers. The ethical dimensions of writing for others in corporate and political positions are stressed. Students are required to prepare a variety of speeches and analyses of others' speeches. Prerequisite: COMS 130, COMS 150, or COMS 230. LEC
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This course will focus on contemporary political communication theory and illustrate how such theories are exemplified in modern political contexts: political arguments and developing consensus, constitutional issues and hearings, the rhetorical presidency, the dissemination of political information, and political uses of definition. (Same as POLS 520.) Prerequisite: COMS 130 or COMS 150. LEC
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This course explores the impact of new communication technology on individuals and groups in various contexts. Topics include: The development of computer-mediated communication, social and psychological impacts of new communication technology, the evolution of telework and advances in interactive telecommunications. LEC
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An analysis of how communication principles and theories operate within the context of the legal system. Topics covered will include the lawyer/client interview, depositions and pre-trial discovery, settlement negotiation, jury selection, opening and closing statements, and witness testimony. Prerequisite: COMS 130 or COMS 150. LEC
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Examination of the processes and factors affecting communication in an intercultural context, and of methods of training for intercultural communication roles. Prerequisite: COMS 547 and an introductory course in anthropology, or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course introduces students to the major theories of and prominent research in mass communication. The aim is to stimulate critical thinking about the content and effects of mass communication, develop critical consumption skills, and enhance awareness of public policy issues relating to the media. Students are required to read a variety of chapters and articles on mass communication, promoting independent investigation into specific areas of interest. This course is a bridge course and meets with a graduate level section of the same title. Prerequisite: COMS 356. LEC
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A study of interpersonal communication in management and professional development in intercultural situations. Focus on preparation of the global manager or professional in the organizational environment. Special attention to the problems and challenges of intercultural interactions in the context of multinational organizations. LEC
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Study of religious, cultural, and social traditions toward understanding the nature and purposes of human conflict. Analysis of various meanings of peace, with emphasis on study of nonviolent approaches to management of conflict. Class discussion, readings, and individual research projects. (Same as REL 669.) Prerequisite: Junior standing or above. LEC
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This course examines the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of organizational communication research. Course topics cover variable analytic traditions and systems theory, as well as cultural, critical, and various interpretive approaches to understanding communication in organizational contexts. Prerequisite: COMS 310 and permission of the instructor. LEC
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Theory and application of communication strategies for corporate communication. This course presents rhetorical analysis of organizational situations and audiences, focusing on corporate decision-makers. Included are informative and persuasive communications such as board presentations, requests for proposal and responses to RFPs, grant proposals, and persuasive presentations for adoption, implementation, or evaluation of organizational programs. Course is limited to Regents Center students only. LEC
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Examination of special topics in Communication Studies. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. LEC
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A weekly forum for students and faculty to discuss professional issues and interdisciplinary research in communication and aging. May be repeated for credit. (Same as PSYC 784.) (Same as SPLH 784.) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC
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A proseminar coordinated by the Gerontology Center. The proseminar explores essential areas of gerontology for researchers and practitioners, providing a multidisciplinary (psychology, biology, sociology, and communication) perspective on aging. The proseminar surveys contemporary basic and applied research, service programs, and policy and management issues in gerontology. (Same as ABSC 787, AMS 767, PSYC 787, and SOC 767.) (Formerly HDFL 787.) LEC
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This course investigates the ways in which rhetorical strategies (persuasive and linguistic usage) permeate the relationship between politics and politicians and the mass media. We will analyze media coverage of political debates, the presidential use of radio, television and press conferences, the network evening news coverage of political events, the influence of political advertising to see how political decisions are influenced by and influence the media. LEC
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This course examines the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of organizational communication research. Course topics cover variable analytic traditions and systems theory, as well as cultural, critical, and various interpretive approaches to understanding communication in organizational contexts. Prerequisite: COMS 310 and permission of instructor. LEC
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Intensive investigation of the processes involved in impression formation and of the effects of established impressions upon interpersonal communication. (Same as PSYC 845.) Prerequisite: COMS 535 or PSYC 670. LEC
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Study of theory, research, and methods related to changing communication behavior in teaching, training, consulting, coaching, and/or counseling contexts. LEC
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This class will address current theory and research in interpersonal communication. Issues addressed may include verbal or nonverbal communication in families, close relationships, initial interactions, and the like. LEC
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Examination of the interrelationship between communication and the aging process. The course will include current research and theory on such topics as intergenerational communication, language and age identity, age-stereotyping and communication, mass media and aging, age and health communication, and others of current interest in the field. LEC
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The principal thrust of this course is a hands-on analysis of the communication in 1-2 organizations. Students work as a consulting group to analyze dimensions of communication, communication channels, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and communication strategies. Experience is gained in organizational research methods, instrument development, organizational analysis, feedback, and organizational development. LEC
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An introduction to methodological approaches to the study of communication. Approaches considered will include (a) humanistic message analysis and evaluation; (b) ethnographic and observational techniques; (c) survey construction and execution; and (d) experimental design and procedures. Special focus on issues of validity, reliability, and ethics. LEC
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An introduction to types of historical and descriptive research in human communication. Library resources and methods of research will be covered. Emphasis will be placed upon preparing a research prospectus and upon writing the research report. LEC
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An introduction to the process of research in communication studies, including consideration of basic principles in research design, methods of observation and measurement, and the application of appropriate statistical techniques. LEC
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Study of strategies for describing communication behavior in particular contexts, emphasizing ethnography and specific observational and interview data gathering and analysis methods. Prerequisite: COMS 755 or equivalent. LEC
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An intermediate overview of statistical techniques commonly used in communication research. Content will include a review of univariate statistical tests such as t-test, correlation, chi-square, and other nonparametric techniques of data analysis. Additionally, factorial analysis of variance, multiple regression, and factor analysis will be covered, along with the application of appropriate statistical techniques. Prerequisite: COMS 850 and an introductory course in statistics. LEC
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An overview and integration of communication studies based upon an examination of selected basic writings in the discipline. LEC
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An examination of changes in the work place and for workers associated with new communication technologies such as e-mail, voice mail, teleconferencing, distributed computer processing, and computer-supported decision making. Emphasis is on changes in organizational communication patterns, participant responses to the technologies, and evaluation of the outcomes of implementing work place communication technologies. To be taken by Regents Center students. LEC
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(Limited to eight hours credit toward the M.A. degree.) Directed research and experimentation for M.A. students in some phase of speech science or the teaching of speech and drama. RSH
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This course will focus on contemporary political communication theory and illustrate how such theories are exemplified in modern political contexts: political arguments and developing consensus, communication strategies in Congressional and bureaucratic decision-making, the rhetorical presidency, the dissemination of political information, political narrative, and political campaigns. LEC
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Special problems in speech. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of credit in the department. LEC
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An intensive study of the rhetorical theories of classical writers from 466 B.C. to the decline of Roman oratory. Principal emphasis will be on Isocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Quintilian, Cicero, and Longinus. LEC
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A study of the development of rhetorical theory from 325 A.D. to the twentieth century. Notable departures from the classical tradition will be examined. Special concentration on the writings of Augustine and the tradition of medieval preaching. Alcuin, Ramus, Bacon, Campbell, Whately, Blair, John Quincy Adams, and the elocutionary movement. LEC
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This seminar uses interdisciplinary readings to examine central theoretical questions regarding language and communication. The course moves from considering major theoretical positions to current research in communication on discourse. Methodological issues in the study of language and discourse are also addressed. LEC
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Examination of selected topics in persuasion, with emphasis on the application of recent theories and experimental research to the analysis of persuasive discourse. Prerequisite: COMS 538 or equivalent. LEC
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Examination of special problems in argumentation, with emphasis on the relationship of systems of argumentation to their philosophic presuppositions. Discussion of the writings of Toulmin, Natason, Johnstone, Perelman, Dewey. Prerequisite: COMS 539 or equivalent. LEC
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This course is a survey of the many disciplines of study found in the field of health communication. Emphases include decision making regarding health-related behaviors, the influence of interpersonal messages, negotiating treatment with health care providers, coping with medical difficulties, the critical examination of medical research, news, and health campaigns, and the impacts of new technologies. SEM
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Study of communication in face-to-face and co-acting groups. Analysis of research in group communication. LEC
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Concepts and practices of various approaches to teaching and training in human relations. Theories of group development and the trainer role. Current issues in training; sensitivity approaches, instrumented groups, theory of structured exercises, laboratory planning. Prerequisite: COMS 540, COMS 949, or PSYC 570. LEC
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Supervised practicum in application of approaches to teaching and training in human relations. Prerequisite: COMS 943 and consent of instructor. FLD
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This course is a survey of the many disciplines of the fundamental form of communication known as social or emotional support or comforting. Emphases include message-, receiver-, and interactionally-oriented approaches, as well as support contexts, dilemmas, structures, features, and positive effects on physical and mental health. SEM
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Conceptual and theoretical frameworks for exploring and understanding relations between individuals from different societal groups (e.g., cultural/ethic, gender, age). Focus on issues of identity, power relations as manifested in interpersonal, mass media, and organizational contexts. The course will include methodological and applied implications for studying different groups, both within the USA and around the world. LEC
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An examination of the role of speech and other types of communication in the introduction of change within cultures and the diffusion of innovation between cultures. Specific communication problems concerning agriculture, education, international aid, military assistance, and public health will be discussed. LEC
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Analysis of speech communication functions in the organizational structures of business, industry, labor, military, education, government, and professional agencies. Development of conceptual schemes for conducting research and training programs on speech systems which characterize the operation of organized groups. LEC
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Leadership and human resource theories are analyzed in terms of the development of communication strategies in organizations. Applications are made to teambuilding, training, group development, motivation, and organizational development. LEC
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The study of public address by historical periods or by topics. LEC
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This course examines the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of approaches to rhetorical analysis focusing on social movements and rhetorical genres. It will review existing theory on these topics, develop a methodological approach to both forms of critical analysis, and test each methodological approach via case studies. Prerequisite: COMS 755 or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course examines the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of approaches to rhetorical analysis focusing on narrative rhetoric, with a special emphasis on myth as a type of narrative. It will review existing theory on these topics, consider a number of alternative methodological approaches, and test each methodological approach via case studies. Prerequisite: COMS 755 or consent of instructor. LEC
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This course focuses on theoretical and methodological materials related to the use of rhetoric in an organizational setting. It will review existing theory and methodological development on this topic, paying special attention to the distinction between rhetoric used within an organization and rhetoric focused on audiences external to the organization. Multiple case-studies will be considered to illuminate the functioning of both internal and external organizational rhetoric. Prerequisite: COMS 755 or consent of instructor. LEC
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An introduction to the principles of digital computer operation and survey of their applications to problems in communication research. Topics considered will include the features of computer installations in general and at KU, flow-charting, FORTRAN and other computer languages, and numerical and non-numerical applications. Practical programming experience will be required of all students during the course. LEC
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A study of contemporary and historical writings on rhetorical criticism. Emphasis is placed upon the development of critical methodology for future research and writing. Prerequisite: COMS 755. LEC
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An examination of experimental designs based on the analysis of variance. Topics considered will include factorial designs, trend analysis, confounding, counterbalanced designs, and analysis of covariance. Prerequisite: COMS 756. LEC
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An examination of procedures to identify relationship patterns in descriptive data. The focus will be on multivariate procedures. Topics considered will include multiple and partial correlation, factor analysis, and discriminant analysis. Prerequisite: COMS 756. LEC
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A descriptive and comparative analysis of theories of communication applicable to speech behavior. Prerequisite: COMS 859 or equivalent. LEC
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A study of the writings on rhetorical theory in the twentieth century. Principal emphasis will be on the psychological treatment of rhetoric. I.A. Richards and Kenneth Burke, and the relationship in the twentieth century between rhetoric and dialectic, rhetoric and poetic. Prerequisite: COMS 859 or equivalent. LEC
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Supervised research under the direction of a faculty member on a topic of mutual interest to the faculty and graduate student. RSH
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(Limited to eight hours credit towards the Ph.D. degree.) Directed research and experimentation for Ph.D. students in some phase of speech science or the teaching of speech and drama. RSH
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Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. THE
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An introduction to the principles of conducting through exercises and musical examples designed to develop a specific technical skill. A study of the basic conducting patterns and their application. IND
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A continuation of COND 245. Prerequisite: COND 245. IND
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Conducting technique, choral musicianship, and choral methods. Prerequisite: MEMT 246, MEMT 330, and/or consent of instructor. RSH
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Continuation of COND 711. RSH
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A study of conducting techniques and problems in rehearsal and performance. Score analysis and repertoire development. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. RSH
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Development of skills in the reading of all clefs and the most common transpositions. Simultaneous reading of multiple lines and their practical rendition at the piano. May be repeated for credit. RSH
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A study of conducting techniques as they pertain to developing an expressive and precise choral ensemble. Participating in rehearsals under the supervision of instructor. May involve conducting in public performance. May be repeated for credit. Summer session limit one to three hours. Prerequisite: Four hours of conducting and/or consent of instructor. IND
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Refinement of conducting and teaching skills in a choral setting. Focus on relationships between gesture and choral sound, rehearsal structure and optimal learning, and age-appropriate choral literature and development of musicality. (Same as MEMT 820.) LAB
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Development of fluency in reading full scores at the piano. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Two semesters of COND 791 or consent of instructor. RSH
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A study of techniques needed to project the conductor's concept in rehearsal and performance. Participating in rehearsals under the supervision of the instructor. May involve conducting in public performance. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. RSH
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Choral literature from 1450 to 1650. LEC
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Symphonic repertoire. LEC
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Operatic repertoire. LEC
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Solo repertoire with orchestra. LEC
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A study of literature for wind band including original works and transcriptions. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. LEC
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Open only to students who have been admitted to the D.M.A. program in conducting. May be repeated for credit. Summer session limit one to three hours. RSH
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Maximum credit, four hours. THE
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A lecture-recital and scholarly paper on a subject pertinent to the student's major field. Open only to candidates for the D.M.A. in conducting. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. RSH
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A scholarly paper on a subject pertinent to the student's major field. Open only to candidates for the D.M.A. in performance and conducting. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. THE
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The basic principles of cardiovascular anatomy, with particular attention to the embryonic development. This course will provide students with an understanding of the general concepts and control mechanisms of the cardiovascular system. The first half of the semester will cover a general anatomical review of the cardiovascular system and peripheral vascular physiology. The second half of the semester will focus on cardiac physiology as well as the coordination between various aspects of the cardiovascular system. The course will introduce the student to echocardiographic evaluation of cardiovascular physiology and evaluation using other diagnostic modalities when applicable. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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The basic principles of electrocardiography, with particular attention to basic normal and abnormal pattern recognition. This course is designed to present basic principles of ECG and the fundamentals of the ECG waveform. The student will be introduced to normal basic pattern and common abnormality recognition. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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Basic principles of Doppler echocardiography, with particular attention to the practical application of the same to the normal echo exam. This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental physical principles of ultrasound imaging and Doppler echocardiography and their application to the echocardiographic examination. The course will introduce the student to the basic physics of Doppler ultrasound. The student will also be introduced to the fundamental principles of pulsed-wave, continuous-wave and color-flow Doppler and their application to diagnostic cardiac sonography. In addition, the student will be introduced to the objectives of the routine Doppler examination along with a definition of the normal Doppler exam. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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Provides the student with the basic care skills necessary to function in the hospital and clinical setting. This course will provide the student with an introduction to the profession and the role of the cardiac sonographer. Patient care skills will be reviewed including patient transfer, proper ergonomics of scanning, measurement of vital signs, hand hygiene, sterile technique, infection control, orientation to the hospital and clinical environment and effective communication skills. Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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Provides the student with the basic hands-on experience to perform a two-dimensional echocardiogram. The purpose of the clinical education of the program is to provide meaningful, well-balanced sonographic experiences for the sonographers in training. The clinical competency evaluation system is a method of evaluating the progress of the students ability to perform two-dimensional echocardiograms. This method is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to progress at a rate consistent with his/her ability and knowledge. Clinical Practicum I will focus on the development of image recognition, anatomy identification and acquisition of two-dimensional imaging, measuring two-dimensional and m-mode of chamber size, method-of-disk measurement of left ventricle for calculation of ejection. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. PRA
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The basic principles of cardiovascular physiology, with particular attention to the control mechanisms of the cardiovascular system. This course is designed to review cardiovascular anatomy. The course will include basic medical and cardiovascular terminology, embryologic development, congenital heart defects, and normal adult cardiovascular anatomy, including the great veins, arteries, coronary vessels and the conduction system. Normal cardiac anatomy in relation to the echocardiographic exam will be discussed. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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Advanced principles of Doppler echocardiography, with particular attention to the practical application of the same to the echo lab. This course is designed to enable the student to apply Doppler physics and instrumentation principles to the actual Doppler echocardiography examination. The student will learn how to derive hemodynamic data from the pulsed-wave, continuous wave and color-flow Doppler examinations. The student will learn to effectively acquire accurate Doppler measurements and apply those data to the appropriate parameters and equations that are routinely used in the echo lab. Special emphasis will be given to understanding the physical principles governing the ultrasound machine and applying those principles in practice. Prerequisite: CSON 052 . LEC
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This course is designed to enable the student to understand the pathophysiology of acquired valvular heart disease. The etiology, physiology, cardiac auscultation, physical examination and symptoms and electrocardiographic findings associated with the various disease states will be covered. Two-dimensional and spectral and color flow Doppler findings associated with each valvular disease state will be evaluated. The student will learn to obtain and effectively apply accurate two-dimensional and Doppler measurements as they relate to evaluation and quantification of valvular disease. Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program LEC
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Provides the student with the basic hands-on experience to perform a spectral-Doppler and color-Doppler echocardiographic exam. The purpose of the clinical education of the program is designed to provide meaningful, well-balanced sonographic experiences for the sonographers in training. The experience is structured. The clinical competency evaluation system is a method of evaluating the echocardiograms and performance of students. This method is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to progress at a rate consistent with his/her ability and knowledge. Clinical Practicum II will focus on the development skills in spectral and color flow Doppler I imaging. The following Doppler assessment skills will be developed in the clinical setting: pulse and continuous-wave and color flow Doppler. The student will be expected to continue enhancement and proficiency in two-dimensional and m-mode imaging developed in Clinical Practicum I. Prerequisite: CSON 054. PRA
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This course is designed to enable the student to understand the pathophysiology and echocardiographic findings associated with cardiomyopathies and systolic and diastolic assessment of the heart. The etiology, physiology, cardiac auscultation, physical examination and symptoms and EKG findings associated with the various disease states will be covered. The role of two-dimensional, m-mode and color flow and spectral Doppler in the evaluation of the various disease states will be evaluated. The student will learn to obtain and effectively apply accurate two-dimensional and Doppler measurements as they relate to evaluation and quantification of systolic and diastolic function and echocardiographic role of evaluation of diseases of the myocardium. Prerequisite: CSON 062. LEC
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The basic physical principles of diagnostic ultrasound, with particular attention to mathematics, waves, attenuation, Doppler ultrasound and ultrasound instrumentation. This is the first of two ultrasound physics courses designed to prepare the student for Sonography Principles and Instrumentation exam he or she will be required to take to become registered with ARDMS. The content of this course will cover mathematics, sound waves, attenuation, pulsed-wave operation, transducers, systems operations, Doppler, artifacts, bioeffects, contrast, harmonics and quality assurance. The focus of the course will be to help the student understand the physical principles that the ultrasound machine utilizes to create the ultrasound image and help the student appreciate both the capabilities and limitations of imaging with ultrasound. The student will be introduced to the physical principles of pulsed-wave Doppler, continuous-wave Doppler and color-flow Doppler and the application of these modalities to diagnostic ultrasound. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program. LEC
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The basic principles of ancillary cardiovascular testing and interventional procedures, with particular attention to the relationships and applicability of the same to cardiovascular ultrasound. This course is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to interpret a clinical cardiology assessment and to familiarize the student with the special procedures utilized in the echocardiography laboratory. The student will be introduced to basic cardiac pharmacology and to basic cardiac laboratory values. A specific goal of this course is to give the student the skills necessary to obtain a cardiac patient history. A detailed description of a transesophageal echocardiogram will be covered. The role of contrast in evaluation of the heart will be discussed along with the clinical utility and technique of administering contrast. Ultrasound machine functions and control optimization will be presented. Contrast echocardiography will be introduced. The pacemaker optimization procedure will be explained. Nuclear medicine stress testing, dobutamine echocardiography and bicycle stress testing will be discussed. The student will be introduced to strain and strain rate imaging along with 3D echocardiography. Prerequisite: Admission to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Program LEC
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Provides the student with skills necessary to perform an echocardiogram and accurately assess valvular heart disease. This course is designed to allow the student to advance the skills learned in Clinical Practicum I and II in the clinical environment. The focus of this course will be on valvular heart disease, prosthetic valve surveillance, sonographic evaluation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathies, and transesophageal echocardiographic procedures. The clinical instructors will formally evaluate the competency in each of the required skills. Prerequisite: CSON 063. PRA
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The basic physical principles of diagnostic ultrasound, with particular attention to acquiring the necessary skills to successfully complete the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation exam to become registered with the ARDMS. This is the second of two ultrasound physics courses designed to prepare the student for Sonography Principles and Instrumentation exam he or she will be required to take to become registered with ARDMS. The content of this course will cover fluid dynamics, hemodynamics, vascular principles and cardiovascular principles. In addition, the content of the Physics I course will be reviewed in preparation for the registry exams. In doing so, special emphasis will be place on the topics of Doppler, pulsed-wave operation, transducers, system operation, bioeffects, contrast, harmonics and quality assurance, again in preparation for the registry exams. Special emphasis will also be placed on helping the student understand the physical principles behind the ultrasound machine controls and how to use the controls optimally. Prerequisite: CSON 071. LEC
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