The indications of [C], [MI], [V], [SS], [H], and [MS] reflect which University General Education goals are satisfied by each Advanced Credit course. Courses that satisfy more than one goal are so designated and may be counted for all of the indicated goals.
In addition, most degrees have a 13-hour foreign language requirement. High school students may satisfy their University foreign language requirement through Advanced Credit foreign language course offerings.
Beyond general education and foreign language requirements, University students in most academic units must satisfy a "Cultural Diversity" course requirement and all students must satisfy the State of Missouri's "American History and Government" course requirement. Several Advanced Credit courses can be taken to satisfy these requirements.
Advanced Credit courses not fulfilling General Education goals or foreign language, cultural diversity, or American history and government course requirements may be used to satisfy graduation electives.
Art | Biology | Business | Chemistry | Communication
English | Foreign Languages and Literatures | History
Mathematics | Music | Political Science | Psychology | Philosophy
Theatre, Dance, & Media Studies | Women's and Gender Studies
Art History 1100: Introduction to Western Art (3) [H] - An introduction to major historical movements in Western art.
Art History 2291: Issues and Ideas in Art History (3) - Prerequisite: Art 1100 or permission of instructor. Intensive studies of a few selected works from various eras and cultures, with special attention to the particular social and cultural factors surrounding their creation. May be repeated for credit with change of topic and permission of advisor.
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Studio Art 1030: Ceramics I (3) - An introduction to basic methods and theory of ceramics including work with hand-built construction, wheel techniques, and glazing.
Studio Art 1060: Photography I (3) - An introduction to the techniques and aesthetics of black and white photography, the camera and the darkroom.
Studio Art 1130: Ceramics II (3) - A continuation of Art 1030.
Studio Art 1132: Sculpture I (3) - An introduction to traditional and contemporary materials, aesthetics, and theories of three-dimensional art.
Studio Art 1140: Drawing I (3) - An introduction to drawing through the study of figure, object, and environment.
Studio Art 1142: Figure Drawing I (3) - Basic studies of the human form and anatomy from the model in a variety of drawing media.
Studio Art 1150: Design I (3) - Studio problems in the creative use and integration of the elements of two-dimensional design: line, form, space, texture.
Studio Art 1151 Design II (3)
Prerequisite: ST ART 1150. A continuation of ST ART 1150, two-dimensional design, with introduction to color theory. Some application of mixed media problems. Lab fee required. Basic studio equipment will be provided, though students will need to supply some personal equipment and supplies.
Studio Art 1180: Painting I (3) - An introduction to the use of oil and/or acrylic painting media. Studio problems to develop technical and expressive skills on various surfaces.
Studio Art 2160: Photography II (3) - Continuation of Photography I at the intermediate level.
Biology 1012: General Biology (3) [MS] - Emphasis on fundamental principles of biology. Biology 1012 can be applied toward fulfillment of the general education requirement in science. Biology 1012 does not satisfy the prerequisite requirements in other courses in biology at the 2000 level or above. Students who plan to pursue a career in medicine or one of the medical-oriented professions should enroll in Biology 1811 rather than Biology 1012.
Biology 1013: General Biology Laboratory (2) [MS] - Prerequisite: Biology 1012 (may be taken concurrently). Laboratory course to accompany Biology 1012. Biology 1013 can be used to fulfill the general education requirements in a laboratory science. Biology 1012 does not meet the prerequisite requirements for other courses in biology.
Biology 1131: Human Physiology and Anatomy I (4) [MS] - Prerequisite: Biology 1012 or its equivalent. The basic aspects of the structure of the healthy human body and how it functions. Special emphasis is on how the human body adapts itself to its environment and how changes affect physiological activities.
Biology 1202: Environmental Biology (3) [MI, MS] - An examination of the biological basis of current environmental problems, with emphasis upon resources, energy, pollution, and conservation.
Finance 1590: Personal Finance for Nonbusiness Majors (3)
For future professionals who want to learn more about personal finance and how to better manage their resources. The topics include purchasing/leasing cars, home acquisitions, investing in stocks and bonds, mutual funds, retirement planning and health and life insurance. Special emphasis will be on the nontechnical aspects of these issues. Cannot be used for credit in BSBA program.
Information Systems 1800: Computers & Information Systems (3) [MI] - This course covers the basic concepts of networked computers including the basics of file management on local and remote computers, electronic mail, Internet browsers, and web page development. Students are also exposed to applications used in business for solving problems, communicating, and making informed decisions, including word processors, presentation software, and electronic spreadsheets. Students will also develop business applications using a popular programming language or database management tool. Credit cannot be granted for both Computer Science 1010 and Information Systems 1800.
Chemistry 1111: Introductory Chemistry I (5) [MS] - Presents an introduction to the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry. Laboratory experiments are designed to demonstrate some aspects of qualitative and quantitative analysis and to develop skills in laboratory procedures. Chemistry majors may not include both Chem 1082 and 1111, nor both Chem 1011 and 1111 in the 120 hours required for graduation.
Communication 1040: Introduction to Public Speaking (3) [C] - Theories and techniques of organization, evidence, argumentation, persuasion, and delivery in public speaking.
English 1100: First Year Writing (3) [C] - Teaches critical reading and thinking skills and emphasizes writing as a process. Enhances writing skills through a sequence of increasingly complex writing assignments. Class discussion and small group workshops focus on problems of invention, organization, development, and revision in essay writing.
English 1120: Introducation to Literature (3) [C,V,H] - The student is introduced to the various literary types, including poetry, drama, fiction, and the essay.
English 1130: Topics in Literature (3) [C,H] - Introduces the student to selected literary topics and/or genres. Each semester the department will announce topics and course content. Topics such as alienation, justice, and the absurd, and genres such as science fiction and contemporary drama are typical possibilities.
English 1950: Topics in Literature: Shakespeare (3) [C,H] - Introduces the student to selected literary topics and/or genres. Each semester the department will announce topics and course content. Topics such as alienation, justice, and the absurd, and genres such as science fiction and contemporary drama are typical possibilities.
English 1170: American Literary Masterpieces (3) - An introduction to major themes and works in American literature from the nineteenth century to the present. Selected works from Hawthorne, Poe, Melville, Whitman, Twain, James, Frost, Hemingway, Faulkner, O'Connor, Plath, and Bellow.
English 2310: English Literature I Before 1790 (3) [C,H] - The development of English literature from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century. Reading and analysis of representative works of selected major writers.
English 2320: English Literature II After 1790 (3) [C,H] - The development of English Literature during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Reading and analysis of representative works of selected major writers.
French 1001: French Language and Culture I (5) - Emphasis will be placed upon the speaking and understanding of French and upon the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.
French 1002: French Language and Culture II (5) - Prerequisite: French 1001 or equivalent. Emphasis will be placed upon the speaking and understanding of French and upon the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.
French 2101: Intermediate French Language and Culture I (3) - Prerequisite: French 1002 or equivalent. Students will advance their understanding of Francophone cultures through discussions, readings, and written work. Language skills will be further developed through meaningful communicative interaction.
German 1001: Beginning Language and Culture: German I (5) - Emphasis will be placed upon the speaking and understanding of German and upon the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.
German 1002: Beginning Language and Culture: German II (5) - Prerequisite: German 1001 or equivalent. Emphasis will be placed upon the speaking and understanding of German and upon the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.
German 2101: Intermediate Language and Culture: German III (3) - Prerequisite: German 1002 or equivalent. Students will advance their understanding of German-speaking cultures through discussions, readings, and written work. Language skills will be further developed through meaningful communicative interaction.
Japan 1001: Japanese I (5) Emphasis is placed upon the
understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese and upon the
acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.
Japan 1002 Japanese II (5) Prerequisite: JAPAN 1001 or equivalent.
Emphasis is placed upon the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing
of Japanese. Continuation of the acquisition of the fundamentals of
grammar and syntax.
Spanish 1001: Spanish Language and Culture I (5) - Emphasis will be placed upon the speaking and understanding of Spanish and upon the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.
Spanish 1002: Spanish Language and Culture II (5) - Prerequisite: Spanish 1001 or equivalent. Emphasis will be placed upon the speaking and understanding of Spanish and upon the acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax.
Spanish 2101: Spanish Language and Culture III (3) - Prerequisite: Spanish 1002 or equivalent. Students will advance their understanding of Hispanic cultures through discussions, readings, and written work. Language skills will be further developed through meaningful communicative interaction.
History 1001: American Civilization to 1865 (3) [SS,C] - Evolution of the cultural tradition of the Americas from the earliest times to the mid-nineteenth century, with emphasis on the relationship of ideas and institutions to the historical background. Course fulfills the state requirement for American history and government. History 1001 or History 1002 may be taken separately.
History 1002: American Civilization 1865 to present (3) [C,SS] - Continuation of History 1001 to the present. Course fulfills the state requirement for American history and government. History 1001 or History 1002 may be taken separately.
History 1003: African-American History (3) [V,SS] - A survey of African-American history from the beginning of the European slave trade to the modern Civil Rights era.
History 1031: Topics in European Civilization: Emergence of Western Europe to 1715 (3) [C,SS] - Lectures and discussions on the development of Western European society and tradition from approximately 800 to 1715. Either History 1031 or History 1032 may be taken separately.
History 1032: Topics in European Civilization: 1715 To The Present (3) [C,SS] - Lectures and discussions on the development of Western European society and tradition from 1715 to the present. Either History 1031 or History 1032 may be taken separately.
History 1041: East Asian Civilization (3) [CS,SS] - The development of Asian civilization from earliest times to the Manchu conquest. Either History 1041 or History 1042 may be taken separately.
Meets the cultural diversity course requirement.
History 1042: East Asian Civilization (3) [CS,SS] - Continuation of History 61 with emphasis on the Asian response to the Western incursion. Either History 1041 or History 1042 may be taken separately. Meets the cultural diversity course requirement.
MATH 1030: College Algebra (3) [MS] - Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the university's mathematics placement examination, obtained in the six months prior to enrollment in this course, a score of 22 or higher on the ACT Math sub-test, or a grade of C or better in a two or four year college intermediate algebra course. Topics in algebra and probability, polynomial functions, the binomial theorem, logarithms, exponentials, and solutions to systems of equations.
MATH 1800: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5) [MS] - This course provides an introduction to differential and integral calculus. Topics include limits, derivatives, related rates, Newton's method, the Mean-Value Theorem, Max-Min problems, the integral, the Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus, areas, volumes, and average values.
Music History & Literature
Music History & Literature 1001: Introduction to Music (3) - A historically oriented study of art music, its styles, and forms from the Baroque period to the present day. This course will not apply toward requirements for a music major.
Music Theory & Composition
Music Theory & Composition 1301: Theory of Music I (3) - The basic materials of music and their use in analyzing and writing music. Concurrent registration in Music 30B is required for Music majors and minors.
Philosophy 1120: Asian Philosophy (3) [CD, V, H] - Critical study of selected philosophical classics of India and China.
Political Science 1100: Introduction to American Politics (3) [V, SS, ST] - Introduction to basic concepts of government and politics with special reference to the United States, but including comparative material from other systems. This course meets state requirement for American history and government.
Political Science 1500: Introduction to Comparative Politics (3) [MI,V, SS, CD] - This course introduces students to western and non-western systems. It examines similarities and differences in the basic political ideologies, structures, economies, social institutions and governmental processes of developed and developing countries. It also provides frameworks for understanding the cultures of the world that are the basis for formal economic and political institutions. In addition, the course examines the role of non-state institutions, including trans-national ones, in shaping national policies. It uses case studies from Africa, Asia, Latin America, as well as Europe, to enhance student understanding of comparative politics. (This course fulfills the cultural diversity requirement.)
Political Science 2820: United States Foreign Policy (3) - Prerequisite: Political Science 1100 or 1500, or consent of instructor. Examination of the factors influencing the formation and the execution of United States foreign policy, with a focus on specific contemporary foreign policy issues.
Psychology 1003: General Psychology (3), [SS] - A broad introductory survey of the general principles of human behavior.
Theatre & Dance 1210: Fundamentals of Acting (3), [H] - Course develops personal communication and presentational skills through vocal, physical, and emotional exercises designed for the beginning actor. Course emphasizes relaxation, concentration, improvisation, script analysis, characterization, and scene work exercises to develop elementary performance skills.
Theatre & Dance 1900: Introduction to Theatre Technology (3)
Introductory course covering the basic theories and techniques of Theatre Technology including stage equipment and safety, scenery, lighting, costuming, properties, sound and box office. Course includes practical application through a minimum of 25 hours of lab work in conjunction with a departmental production.
2102 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (3) - Same as SOC WK 2102, HIST 2102, and SOC 2102. This core course is required for all Women's and Gender Studies Certificate earners. This class introduces students to the cultural, political, and historical issues that shape gender. Through a variety of disciplinary perspectives in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, the course familiarizes students with diverse female and male experiences and gendered power relationships.