2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Nov 23, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue

Course Descriptions


 

English

  
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    EN 213 - Major Writers: Greek Drama

    (3.00 cr.)

    A study of selected plays in English translation by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and others, with an emphasis on the literature's background, value, and influence. Specific readings vary with the instructor. Same course as CL 213 .

    Prerequisite: EN 101 .
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 214 - The Ancient Novel

    (3.00 cr.)

    A study of the ancient novel in English translation, with particular emphasis on Apuleius and Petronius-master stylists and literary innovators who chronicled life in the Roman Empire at its most diverse, complex, and decadent. Same course as CL 214 .

    Prerequisite: EN 101 .
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: II
  
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    EN 218 - Major Writers: The Golden Age of Rome

    (3.00 cr.)

    A study of selected works in translation by some of Rome's greatest writers, with special emphasis on Virgil, Ovid, and Livy. The course may be organized chronologically or thematically. Specific readings vary with the instructor. Same course as CL 218 .

    Prerequisite: EN 101 .
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

    Interdisciplinary Studies: II
  
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    EN 300 - English Literary History before 1800

    (3.00 cr.)

    A survey of some of the most important preromantic authors in English literature in their historical context, thus offering students a coherent overview, as well as an introduction to individual writers and texts. Required for English majors.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 301 - Chaucer

    (3.00 cr.)

    An intensive study of The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde. Also includes selected readings from Chaucer's other works.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Even Years

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IM
  
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    EN 302 - Medieval Love

    (3.00 cr.)

    A survey of the major authors and works of the period, exclusive of Chaucer. Readings may include medieval drama, especially the English mystery plays; lyric love and religious poetry; romances; and major works such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and William Langland's Piers Ploughman.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IM
  
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    EN 306 - Topics in Medieval Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    An intensive study of an author, theme, or movement in medieval literature. Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IM
  
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    EN 307 - Seminar in Medieval Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a theme, issue, problem or author in medieval literature. Recent topics include, "Reinventing the Middle Ages," "Medieval Heroism," and "Medieval Passion." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IM
  
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    EN 310 - Shakespeare I

    (3.00 cr.)

    The achievement of Shakespeare, primarily the tragedies, set against the background of his time and the works of his contemporaries.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 311 - Shakespeare II

    (3.00 cr.)

    The achievement of Shakespeare, primarily the comedies, set against the background of his time and the works of his contemporaries.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 312 - Seminar in Shakespeare

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a theme, issue, or problem in Shakespearean literature. Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 313 - Renaissance Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    A study of Renaissance poetry, drama, and prose, with primary emphasis on English literature but possible consideration of influential continental traditions and masterworks. Readings may include Dante, Petrarch, Erasmus, Castiglione, Machiavelli, Rabelais, Montaigne, More, Marlowe, Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, and Milton.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 317 - Seminar in Renaissance Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a theme, issue, problem or author in Renaissance literature. Recent topic: "Shakespeare's Rivals." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 320 - Milton

    (3.00 cr.)

    Through epic and tragedy, Milton reigns supreme in English. After a brief excursion through his lyrics, this course focuses on his major works-Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 322 - Seventeenth-Century Poetry and Prose

    (3.00 cr.)

    A survey of the major poets and prose writers between the Renaissance and the Restoration, excluding Milton. Poets covered usually include Donne, Jonson, Herbert, and Marvell; prose writers usually include Bacon, Browne, Hobbes, Burton, and Donne.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 325 - Topics in Seventeenth-Century Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    An intensive study of an author, theme, or movement in seventeenth century literature. Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 327 - Seminar in Seventeenth-Century Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a theme, issue, problem, or author in seventeenth-century literature. Recent topic: "Love's Alchemy: The Poetry and Prose of John Donne." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 329 - Poetry and Drama, 1660-1800

    (3.00 cr.)

    A survey of poetry and drama from the Restoration through the end of the eighteenth century. Readings typically are from Congreve, Dryden, Etherege, Gay, Farquhar, Goldsmith, Johnson, Pope, Sheridan, Swift, Thomson, and Wycherly, with attention to both the development of drama following its suppression as well as satire and the sublime in poetry.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 330 - The Long Eighteenth Century

    (3.00 cr.)

    The long eighteenth century (1688-1832) was on its well-polished surface a period of aristocratic dominance and Augustan calm. Yet beneath the surface seethed enormous forces of change-in government and empire, in the arts and letters, and in industry and society. This interdisciplinary course jointly taught by faculty in the Departments of English and History challenges students to read eighteenth-century literature from John Dryden to Jane Austin in the context of eighteenth-century history-and vice versa.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course, and HS 101 .
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 332 - Literature and the Catholic Imagination (Pre-1800)

    (3.00 cr.)

    A study of literature that reflects the sacramental vision of Catholic thought before 1800. Topic announced each time course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IC
  
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    EN 334 - Novels of the Eighteenth Century

    (3.00 cr.)

    Prose fiction from Swift to Austen, including Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Smollett, Johnson, Walpole, and others.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall
    Years Typically Offered: Odd Years

  
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    EN 335 - Topics in Eighteenth-Century Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    An intensive study of an author, theme, or movement in eighteenth- century literature. Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 337 - Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a movement, issue, problem, or figure in eighteenth-century literature. Recent topics include, "Jane Austen and Her World" and "Humor in the Long Eighteenth Century." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 338 - Intensive Independent Study (Pre-1830)

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and rigorous study of a literary theme, problem, or author before 1830. Written or electronic permission of the instructor is required. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 339 - Seminar in Literary Topics before 1800

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a literary theme, topic, problem, or author before 1800. Recent topics include, "The Mirror of Love" and "The Art of Biblical Literature." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 344 - Book, Edition, Archive

    (3.00 cr.)

    How does literature become literature? This course examines the production of literature from editorial, material, and digital perspectives, considering how editorial decisions and practices help give form—and meaning—to literary texts. Students take on an editorial project that enables them to apply course concepts and gain experience in editing and preparing texts for production and dissemination.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 345 - Literary Criticism and Theory

    (3.00 cr.)

    An examination of major schools, movements, and trends in modern literary criticism. Emphasis is placed on the competing practical claims made by literary and critical theory.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 346 - Seminar in Literary Criticism and Theory

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a movement, issue, problem, or figure in literary criticism and theory. Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 347 - Seminar in Romantic Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a theme, issue, problem or author in romantic literature. Recent topics: "It's Not Easy Being Green" and "Excess and the Monstrous." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 350 - The Romantic Movement

    (3.00 cr.)

    A study of British literature written during the revolutionary era, 1780-1830, with special attention paid to the poetry and poetic theory of the age. Major figures include Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Keats.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 354 - Topics in Romanticism

    (3.00 cr.)

    An intensive study of an author, theme, or movement in romantic literature. Recent topics include, "Romantic Objects" and "Vision and the Visionary." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 357 - Philosophy and Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    Literature gives concrete expression to our sense of reality and in its history "re-presents" the status of man and human events as each age presupposes it. Herein resides the intimate relationship which has always existed between literature and philosophy. The history of this relationship explains both the continuity and the discontinuity which is present in Western literature. Focuses on one (or more) special topics, such as tragedy, modernism, aesthetic theories of literature, and existentialism. Same as PL 357 .

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-Level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 360 - The Nineteenth-Century English Novel

    (3.00 cr.)

    Covers the evolution of the novel from Jane Austen through the Age of Reform. Authors studied may include Dickens, Thackeray, Trollope, the Brontes, Hardy, and Eliot. Some reading of applied theory.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 361 - Topics in Victorian Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    An intensive study of an author, theme, or movement in Victorian literature. Recent topic: "Crime, Mystery, and Detection." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 362 - Victorian Poetry: Madmen, Saints, and Sinners

    (3.00 cr.)

    A study of the topics and controversies that engaged Victorian imaginations, and the poetic forms that poets chose or invented to explore them. Poets studied include Tennyson, Robert Browning, Arnold, Hopkins, Elizabeth Browning, Christina Rossetti, Meredith, Hardy, and others.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 363 - Seminar in Victorian Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a theme, issue, problem or author in Victorian literature. Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 364 - Literature and the Catholic Imagination (Post-1800)

    (3.00 cr.)

    A study of literature that reflects the sacramental vision of Catholic thought since 1800. Recent topic: "Tolkien and Lewis." Topic announced each time course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IC
  
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    EN 365 - Seminar in Literature and Catholicism (Post-1800)

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a theme, issue, problem, or author or group of writers who wrote after 1800, reflecting literary depictions of Catholic thought and/or practice. Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IC
  
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    EN 366 - American Literature to the First World War

    (3.00 cr.)

    A survey of primarily nineteenth-century American literature, with special emphasis on the writers of the American Renaissance and the rise of American realism. Students who take EN 203  may not count EN 366 toward their English major.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IU
  
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    EN 367 - Topics in American Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    An intensive study of an author, theme, or movement in American literature. Recent topic: "Representing Segregation." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IG/IU
  
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    EN 368 - Critical Methodologies (Post-1800): Special Topics

    (3.00 cr.)

    A study of an author, theme, genre, or movement, with particular emphasis placed on the differences between distinct critical approaches to the topic at hand. Roughly half of the class material consists of primary texts, and roughly half consists of critical works. Recent topic: "Banned Books." Topic announced each time course is offered.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 369 - The Novel in America

    (3.00 cr.)

    This course examines the novel's development as a literary genre in the United States and its relationship to and influence on American society and history.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IU
  
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    EN 370 - Modern British and American Fiction

    (3.00 cr.)

    The development of English and American fiction from 1900 to 1950, with an emphasis on the evolution of an aesthetic that values poetic composition and experimentation with narrative methods above traditional concepts of narrative structure. Authors studied may include Conrad, Dos Passos, Faulkner, Hemingway, Joyce, Lawrence, and Woolf.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 371 - Contemporary Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    An examination of the key themes, movements, and authors in literature since 1950.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 372 - Modern British and American Poetry

    (3.00 cr.)

    An intensive study of a coherent revolution in taste that challenged almost every traditional concept of style, theme, attitude, and structure in poetry. Extensive attention to Yeats, Pound, Eliot, Williams, and Stevens. Other authors are studied as well.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 373 - African American Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    A study of African American literature, with special attention to placing literary expression in the context of slavery, segregation, civil rights, and the black diaspora. The course may survey the development of a black literary tradition, or it may focus on an important era, movement, writer, or issue in that tradition.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IAF/IPJ
  
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    EN 374 - Modern Drama

    (3.00 cr.)

    Charts the two major streams of naturalism and absurdism in twentieth century drama. Also examines significant developments in contemporary theater. With the exception of works by such influential playwrights as Chekhov and Brecht, the course focuses on modern and contemporary plays by British, Irish, and American authors.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 375 - Topics in African-American Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    An intensive study of an author, theme, or movement in African-American literature. Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN-200 level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 376 - Postcolonial Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    An introduction to writing about the colonized world, from the perspectives of colonized peoples, in order to locate the sources and discuss the conditions of postcolonial thought.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: GT/IPJ
  
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    EN 377 - Topics in Twentieth-Century Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    An intensive study of an author, theme, or movement in twentieth-century literature. Recent topic: "Literature of the City." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 378 - Race and Ethnicity in American Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    An examination of the impact of race and ethnicity in the formation of American literature from the colonial period to the present. Selections include autobiography, poetry, and fiction by authors from a variety of racial and ethic backgrounds. Special attention is given to the impact of slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement on literary expression.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IAF/IU
  
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    EN 379 - Gender in American Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    A study of the representation of gender in American literature. Authors studied may include Fern, Hawthorne, Melville, Warner, James, Gilman, Crane, Barnes, Hemingway, Morrison, and Hwang. Literary readings are supplemented by foundation readings in literary and cultural theory.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IG/IU
  
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    EN 380 - The History of Narrative Cinema

    (3.00 cr.)

    An exploration of the origins and development of narrative film, covering the technology of the moving image from sixteenth-century flipbooks to contemporary digital media. Focus is on cinema's importance as a storytelling medium and includes investigation of narrative genres, national film movements, the influence of the classical Hollywood style, and related topics.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IF
  
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    EN 381 - Seminar in African-American Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a theme, issue, problem, or author in African-American literature. Topic will be announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 382 - Topics in Literature and Film Studies

    (3.00 cr.)

    An intensive study of a theme, issue, movement, or tradition in literature and film. Recent topics include, "Shades of Black: Film Noir and Post-War America" and "England Swings: Literature, Film, and Culture in the 1960s." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IF
  
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    EN 383 - Seminar in Modern Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a theme, issue, problem, or author in modern literature. Recent topics include, "Drama" and "History and Memory in Twentieth-Century Literature." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 384 - Topics in Postcolonial Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    An intensive study of an author, theme, or movement in postcolonial literature, often focusing on literature from a specific geographical area. Recent topic: "Travel Literature." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 385 - Seminar in Postcolonial Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a theme, issue, problem, or author in postcolonial literature. Recent topic: "Travel Literature." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

    Interdisciplinary Studies: GT
  
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    EN 386 - Seminar in Literature and Film (Post-1800)

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a theme, issue, problem, or author after 1800 involving both literature and film. Recent topics include, "The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock," "Nineteenth-Century Novels into Film," and "From Berlin to Hollywood: German Directors and Classic American Film." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IF
  
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    EN 387 - Seminar in Contemporary Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a theme, issue, problem, or author in contemporary literature. Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 388 - Seminar in Multiethnic American Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a writer, theme, issue, movement, or tradition in the multiethnic literature of the United States. Recent topic: "Impersonating Race." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IU
  
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    EN 389 - Seminar in Literature and Gender

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a writer, theme, issue, movement, or tradition involving literary representations of gender. Recent topic: "Dead Women Walking." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IG
  
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    EN 390 - Literature of the U.S.-Mexico Border

    (3.00 cr.)

    An exploration of the literature and culture of the borderlands, from 1848 to present day. Selections may include poems, novels, short stories, films, and important texts in border theory.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IL
  
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    EN 391 - Topics in Multiethnic U.S. Literature

    (3.00)

    An intensive study of an author, theme, or movement in multiethnic U.S. literature. Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 392 - Topics in Literature of the Americas

    (3.00 cr.)

    An intensive study of an author, theme, or movement in the literature of the Americas. Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 397 - Seminar in American Literature

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a theme, issue, problem, or author in American literature. Recent topic: "The Book in America." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IU
  
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    EN 398 - Intensive Independent Study (Post-1800)

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and rigorous study of a literary theme, problem, or author after 1800. Written or electronic permission of the instructor. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 399 - Seminar in Literary Topics after 1800

    (3.00 cr.)

    A close and intensive study of a literary theme, problem, or author after 1800. Recent topics include, "Narcissistic Fiction" and "Blue Notes: The Literature of Jazz." Topic announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 400 - The Aperio Seminar

    (3.00 cr.)

    An intense experiential learning course in which a small group of students edit and prepare a manuscript or collection for publication. The work is then published in book form by Loyola's Apprentice House as part of the Aperio Series. Recent publications: an edition of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and Music at the Crossroads: Lives and Legacies of Baltimore Jazz. By invitation only.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    EN 405 - Capstone Project in American Studies

    (3.00 cr.)

    As the capstone experience for the American Studies minor, each student develops an independent research project, internship, or service-based project, to be advised by two professors from different departments and presented at an end-of-year American Studies Symposium. The project constitutes the culmination of the student's work in American Studies and provides an opportunity for the student to bring together the perspectives of two different disciplines on a research area of particular interest. A project proposal must be submitted to and approved by the American Studies committee prior to registration for either the fall or spring semesters of senior year. The project must contain both a research and a formal writing component (the equivalent of a 20-25 page research paper). Written or electronic permission of the instructor.

    Sessions Typically Offered: Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: IU
  
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    EN 409 - Senior Honors Seminar

    (3.00 cr.)

    An intensive study of an author, topic, or theme, the specifics of which will be determined by the instructor. Students are required to make extensive use of both primary and secondary materials. Recent topics include, "Modern Classic Revisions," "First Signifiers: How to Read the World," and "Literature of the American West." By invitation only.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    EN 410 - Senior Honors Thesis

    (3.00 cr.)

    An intensive study of an author, topic, or theme, culminating in a written thesis and an oral defense. Students are expected to confront scholarship and do research at an advanced level. By invitation only.

    Prerequisite: EN 101 , one EN 200-level core course.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Annually


Finance

  
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    FI 121 - Personal Financial Management

    (3.00 cr.)

    Designed to allow students to develop a framework for planning and implementing a lifetime finance program. Investigates alternative personal financial decisions with a view toward optimizing personal wealth and creating more informed consumers. Students develop a personal financial plan. Topics include personal budgeting and planning and investment decisions with respect to education, automobiles, houses, securities, health and property insurance, retirement needs, and estate planning. Open to all majors as a general elective. Does not fulfill course requirements for the finance concentration.

    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    FI 320 - Financial Management

    (3.00 cr.)

    Studies the theory and practice of financial analysis and management in the corporate setting and its role in the larger economic environment. Students discuss what specific assets a firm should acquire, what total volume of funds should commit, and how the required funds of the firm should be financed. Topics include time value of money, risk and return relationships, fundamental valuation theories, financial markets, capital investment decisions, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, and international finance.

    Prerequisite: AC 201 , EC 102 . 
    Prerequisite (may be taken concurrently): EC 220 .
    Restrictions: Restricted to sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    FI 322 - Investments

    (3.00 cr.)

    Provides students with an introduction to the organization and functionality of securities markets with an emphasis on fundamental analysis. Topics include bonds, equities, risk definition and measurement, return analysis, and models of valuation. Students are also introduced to the primary types of derivative securities such as options and futures.

    Prerequisite: FI 320  or BH 320 . 
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    FI 330 - Junior Analyst Class

    (3.00 cr.)

    Provides students with an introduction to the necessary tools and best practices to be a financial analyst. Key topics include how to utilize popular financial databases, reading and understanding financial statements, financial modelling, stock valuation using multiple techniques, how to prepare analyst reports, as well as how to present financial market research. Written or electronic permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: FI 320 .
    Restrictions: Restricted to sophomore business administration majors with a concentration in finance.

    Sessions Typically Offered: Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    FI 335 - International Finance: Study Tour

    (3.00 cr.)

    In a global market place, the need for a deep understanding of how to manage and account for transactions in various currencies and to protect against the fluctuations in the exchange rate is real for any sizable firm. This course provides an opportunity for students to gain a better understanding of topics such as the foreign exchange market, risk management and foreign currency hedging, financial accounting for derivatives instruments, and foreign currencies transactions and translation accounting. A 10-day study tour to China with site visits to global companies in Beijing and Shanghai is included. Written or electronic permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite (may be taken concurrently): FI 320  or BH 320 .
    Restrictions: Restricted to business administration majors with a cumulative GPA of 2.500 or higher.

    Sessions Typically Offered: Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    FI 340 - Global Financial Management

    (3.00 cr.)

    Provides students with a fundamental understanding of the international dimensions of corporate finance function. Students apply the concepts, approaches, and technology to support financial management in a multinational business environment. Topics include a detailed examination of foreign exchange markets, foreign exchange risk and its management, and international financial markets.

    Prerequisite: FI 320  or BH 320 .
    Prerequisite (may be taken concurrently): IB 282  or BH 282  
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: GT
  
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    FI 350 - Financial Modeling

    (3.00 cr.)

    Provides students with the understanding of how to build financial models using Excel. Topics include forecasting financial statements, capital structure, capital budgeting, stock and bond valuations, portfolio management, and financial planning. Students also learn Bloomberg API in Excel for the topics such as equity, fixed income, and foreign currencies.

    Prerequisite: FI 320  or BH 320 
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    FI 380 - Fixed Income Securities: Valuation and Markets

    (3.00 cr.)

    Provides students with a fundamental understanding of the pricing of bonds and operation of the bond market. Emphasis is placed on the various types of bonds and their characteristics and the risks associated with bonds. The mathematics of bond pricing and duration are also explored. The determination of interest rates, the behavior of interest rates, and the risk and term structure of interest rates are integral parts of the course. Additional topics include covenants, the effects of monetary policy, bond derivatives, and embedded options such as puts, calls, and conversion features.

    Prerequisite: FI 320  or BH 320 .
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    FI 381 - Equity Securities: Valuation and Markets

    (3.00 cr.)

    Provides students with an introduction to the organization and functioning of equity markets, equity risk definition and measurement, financial theory, and models of equity valuation. The application of valuation models to market series, industries, and individual firms is also included.

    Prerequisite: FI 320  or BH 320 .
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    FI 426 - Special Topics in Finance

    (3.00 cr.)

    Provides students with specific seminars and/or research projects which address the outstanding topics in a particular field of finance. Students discuss the particular topics at an in-depth level. Potential topics encompass investments, real estate finance, international finance, financial management, capital markets, financial institutions, and financial modeling. Depending upon the topic, critical reviews of selected journal articles, guest lectures, empirical research, research projects and papers, as well as student presentations may be an integral part of the course. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

    Prerequisite: Varies with topic.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
    Years Typically Offered: Varies

  
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    FI 430 - Financial Services Firms and Their Environments

    (3.00 cr.)

    Provides an overview of financial services firms including commercial banks, savings banks, credit unions, insurance companies, mutual funds, securities firms, investment banks, and finance companies. Addresses operational issues within the financial services environment. Develops a framework for analyzing and measuring the risks faced by financial institutions by considering the environment in which these firms operate. Strategies and appropriate techniques that financial institutions can use to manage risk are also emphasized.

    Prerequisite: FI 322 , or FI 380  and FI 381 
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    FI 431 - Derivative Securities and Markets

    (3.00 cr.)

    Designed for students' understanding of derivative-related financial instruments such as forwards, futures, and options and the use of derivatives in investment and corporate financial management. An introduction to derivative security markets, the valuation of derivatives, derivative trading strategies, and the management of corporate risk with derivatives are covered.

    Prerequisite: FI 322 , or FI 380  and FI 381 .
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    FI 433 - Portfolio Management

    (3.00 cr.)

    An introduction to portfolio theory and management in the practical world that integrates students' knowledge of equity and fixed income valuation. Topics include portfolio strategies, futures and options, commodities, the Internet, and portfolio management under live market conditions.

    Prerequisite: FI 322 , or FI 380  and FI 381  
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    FI 434 - Student Managed Sellinger Applied Portfolio Fund

    (3.00 cr.)

    Exposes students to the portfolio management process through experiential learning. Students serve as portfolio and investment managers charged with managing the Sellinger Applied Portfolio Fund in a manner consistent with the core goals and philosophy of the Loyola University Maryland Endowment. Topics include asset valuation, constraint setting, asset allocation, asset selection, risk management, and performance evaluation. The behavioral aspects of finance are also considered. Students also gain experience with databases used by finance professionals. Written or electronic permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: FI 322 , or FI 380  and FI 381  
    Restrictions: Restricted to seniors.

    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    FI 440 - Financial Analysis and Valuation

    (3.00 cr.)

    The assessment of business financial performance and valuation from the point of view of equity and credit analysts. Students learn to analyze a firm's profitability and risk by applying both financial and strategic analysis, prepare pro forma financial statements, ascertain the intrinsic value of a business, and apply spreadsheet models for financial decision making.

    Prerequisite: FI 322 , or FI 380  and FI 381  
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    FI 441 - Advanced Corporate Finance

    (3.00 cr.)

    A capstone experience for finance concentrators. The implementation of financial decisions and policies by using actual case situations. Students learn to apply the concepts and decision-making tools employed in effective financial decision making and increase their knowledge and understanding of the underlying theories of financial management. Through team case analysis and presentation, students develop analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills including the ability to identify and frame problems, recognize assumptions, and identify solution strategies. Students also develop the ability to speak effectively and persuasively, the capability to lead and motivate others, and the capacity to work effectively within a team.

    Prerequisite: FI 322 , or FI 380  and FI 381 . 
    Restrictions: Restricted to seniors.

    Sessions Typically Offered: Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    FI 499 - Finance Internship

    (3.00 cr.)

    Provides students with preparation for careers in finance through practical work experience, in-class personal development, and career planning. Through the onsite work requirement, students learn the application of financial theory to actual business problems. Additionally, in-class projects, on-site work requirements, an internship portfolio, and class presentations are an integral part of the course.

    Prerequisite: FI 320 .
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually


Forensic Studies

  
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    FO 230 - Introduction to Criminalistics

    (3.00 cr.)

    An introduction to the problems and techniques of scientific examination of forensic physical evidence with emphasis on documentation and interpretation of physical patterns. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical bases of methods of comparison and their influence on scientific interpretation of evidence. Topics include scientific photography, imprints, impressions, tool marks, gunshot residue, cordage and textile examinations. Laboratory exercises include forensic photography, analysis of fingerprints, hair, gunshot residue, and footwear outsole patterns.

    Prerequisite (may be taken concurrently): BL 101  or written permission of the forensic studies director.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: FO/IFS
  
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    FO 300 - Crime Scene Investigation

    (4.00 cr.)

    An introduction to the basic procedures and practices used in crime scene investigation including documentation and processing, methods for recovery and processing of physical and trace evidence, and procedures for establishing chain of custody and continuity of evidence. Legal and ethical requirements associated with crime scene processing are also examined. Some field trips may be required.

    Prerequisite (may be taken concurrently): BL 101 .
    Sessions Typically Offered: Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: FO/IFS
  
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    FO 310 - Introduction to Fingerprints

    (4.00 cr.)

    An introduction to the biology of fingerprints and the basics of fingerprint analysis and comparisons. Focuses on basic patterns used in fingerprint comparisons and classifications of each fingerprint type, including Henry, National Crime Information Center, and Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System pattern classification codes. Also introduces techniques commonly associated with collecting 10-print cards and latent print examination in various scenarios.

    Prerequisite: BL 101 . 
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: FO/IFS
  
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    FO 330 - Biological and Forensic Science Quality Assurance

    (3.00 cr.)

    Introduction to theory and practice of quality assurance to include quality control/assurance, management, and application of statics, as applied in bioscience industry and forensic laboratory environments. Standards associated with ALCOA, ASCLD-LAB and ISO accreditation and professional certification procedures are emphasized.

    Prerequisite: BL 118 , BL 119 , BL 121 , BL 126 .
    Sessions Typically Offered: Spring
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: FO/IFS
  
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    FO 400 - Comparative Forensic Sciences: Latent Prints and Firearms

    (3.00 cr.)

    An introduction to the basics of fingerprint analysis and fundamentals of firearms related to physical evidence. Topics are focused on basis patterns used in fingerprint comparisons and classifications of each fingerprint type, including the Henry method, National Crime Information Center, and integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System pattern classification codes. Discussions include an examination of the design, mechanisms, and manufacture of firearms as well as interior, exterior, and terminal ballistics. Laboratory activities introduce methods for fingerprint identification and comparisons, as well as techniques used for firearms analyses.

    Prerequisite (may be taken concurrently): BL 101 .
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: FO/IFS
  
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    FO 410 - Advanced Topics and Techniques in Fingerprints

    (4.00 cr.)

    Examination of advanced topics and identification techniques used in fingerprint development for processing crime scenes and evidence for latent prints, focusing on latent print development and preservation, including crime scene processing and blood prints. May include field trip to Office of Chief Medical Examiner's Office to observe fingerprint techniques performed on corpses.

    Prerequisite: FO 310 .
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

    Interdisciplinary Studies: FO/IFS

French

  
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    FR 101 - Introductory French I

    (3.00 cr.)

    A thorough grounding in the four language skills: reading, listening comprehension, speaking, and writing, as well as an introduction to Francophone cultures and literatures. For students with no previous knowledge of the language. Cannot be taken for credit by students who have taken three years of French during high school. Laboratory study outside the classroom is required.  Summer sections offered abroad only.

    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    FR 102 - Introductory French II

    (3.00 cr.)

    A continuation of FR 101 . Laboratory study outside the classroom is required.  Summer sections offered abroad only.

    Prerequisite: FR 101  or appropriate score on placement exam.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    FR 103 - Intermediate French I

    (3.00 cr.)

    A systematic consolidation and expansion of the four basic skills: reading, listening comprehension, speaking, and writing. To increase students' proficiency in the language and broaden their understanding of Francophone cultures and literatures. Laboratory study outside the classroom is required.  Summer sections offered abroad only.

    Prerequisite: FR 102  or FR 161  or appropriate score on placement exam.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    FR 104 - Intermediate French II

    (3.00 cr.)

    A capstone course reviewing and reinforcing language skills learned in FR 101-103 to help students attain intermediate level as defined by ACTFL guidelines in the five skills: reading, writing, speaking, comprehension, and culture of France and the Francophone world. Course includes use of the language in context, with authentic readings, discussion in French, and film clips. Laboratory study outside the classroom is required.  Summer sections offered abroad only.

    Prerequisite: FR 103  or appropriate score on placement exam.
    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

  
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    FR 161 - Comprehensive Beginning French

    (6.00 cr.)

    A review course for students who have had three years of language study in high school and for students who wish to begin a second modern language. The material covered is essentially the same as for the FR 101-102 sequence, except that it is covered in one semester instead of two. This includes a thorough grounding in the five language skills: reading, listening, speaking, writing, and cultural knowledge, as well as an understanding of the structure of the language, cultures, and literatures of the countries that speak French. Special emphasis is placed on preparing students to begin work at the intermediate language level. Open to students who wish to begin study in a second modern language or who place into FR 102 . Contact time includes six 50-minute class sessions per week. Counts as two, three-credit courses. Laboratory study outside the classroom is required. Required for students who have completed three years of high school French, who wish to continue language study in French, and who place into FR 101 . Closed to students who have taken FR 101 , FR 102 , or the equivalent.

    Sessions Typically Offered: Fall
    Years Typically Offered: Annually

 

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