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Curricular Designation: Identify the department, using the same designation as other courses in the same program.
Course Number: Select the level of the course according to these criteria:
0001-0999 course is not awarded credit toward a baccalaureate degree.
1000-1999 course is primarily for freshmen, but may be taken by sophomores, juniors and/or seniors. Cannot be taken for graduate credit
2000-2999 course is primarily for sophomores, but may be taken by juniors and/or seniors. Cannot be taken for graduate credit.
3000-3999 course is open to junior and senior students. In some circumstances, may be taken for graduate credit in a department outside the major.
4000-4999 course is open to seniors; juniors may be allowed to take the course under certain circumstances. In some circumstances, may be taken for graduate credit in a department outside the major.
5000-5999 course open to graduate students. Advanced undergraduate students with at least a 3.0 GPA may take the course with the permission of the advisor and the dean of the Graduate School.
6000-6999 course open to graduate students only.
7000-7999 course open to graduate students in doctoral programs.
8000-8999 course open only to students in the College of Optometry.
Full Title: Construct a title that reflects current scholarly language in the discipline that is generally accessible to readers outside of the field. Avoid redundant terms such as "introduction" or "advanced," which are implied by course number and prerequisites.
Hours: Assign the number or range of credit hours that reflect the number of hours of class time per week. Normally courses carry three credit hours.
Prerequisites: All courses at or above 3000 must state prerequisites. These may include program prerequisites such as achieving a particular status within the program (candidacy, acceptance into an advanced program, a score on an entrance examination, etc.). Course prerequisites are more common and generally refer to specific course numbers or series. Because of our non-traditional students, often the phrase "or equivalent" is added if specific courses are listed.
Bulletin description (max 75 words):
Provide a synopsis of your course. This could be a statement telling what the course is about, what the overall aim is and what knowledge the students will gain from the course.
Consider language use in the description. It is not necessary to use complete sentences. Avoid introductory phrases such as "This course . . . ." Avoid the term, "lecture" to indicate class work; most UMSL courses expect more interaction than that outdated term denotes.
Components of a course description generally include the following (though not necessarily in this order):
Who. If appropriate, describe the target population, including who may not take the course.
How. If there are special considerations, list them here. For example, some courses may be substituted for this course, so add cross-listed courses here. Others must be taken together as co-requisites.
When. If the course is offered only during a particular session or part of a session, add that.
What. List the concepts covered, focusing on content or outcomes rather than instructional strategies or rationale for taking the course.
Where. Because of the large number of non-traditional students, please specify anything that is required beyond normal class assignments, such as fieldwork, a portfolio, laboratory work, group projects, etc.
Sample Course Descriptions:
- 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.
- Understanding common life experiences by using physical intuition and basic ideas of physics. Powerful scientific principles are demonstrated through topics ranging from airplane wings to compact disk players, from lightning strikes to lasers.
- Chemistry of the coordination compounds of the transition metals including such topics as kinetics and mechanisms of reaction, stereochemistry, ligand field theory, stability and electronic spectra.
- For future professionals who want to learn more about personal finance and how to better manage their resources. 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.
- Builds upon the analysis techniques presented in IS488(6840). Requires the student, usually working in a group, to design and implement a system in a real-world environment. Advanced design concepts are presented to support the students in their project work.
- 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, presentations 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 CS 101(1010) and BA 103(1800).
- Develops an understanding of the research process as applied to allied health. The value and purpose of research within an ethical/legal context is explored. Qualitative and quantitative research methods and approaches to solve problems are examined. Students are actively involved in evaluating, critically analyzing and interpreting data to determine implications for practice. Offered exclusively for students meeting Clinical Lab Science or Cytotechnology requirements in the Clinical Program at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health.
- Supervised experience in psycho-educational assessment, intervention, consultation, and instructional strategies in schools and related settings. Settings and responsibilities to be determined in consultation with site supervisor and program faculty. May be repeated.
- An examination of the effects of drugs on the brain and on behavior. Primary emphasis is on those drugs used in the treatment of affective disorders, schizophrenia, and anxiety.