2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
    Oct 20, 2020  
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Chemistry

  
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    CHM 252 - Organic Chemistry II, 4 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CHM 251 , CHM 255 
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in CHM 256  required.
    Continuation of CHM 251 .  Organic reactions, reaction mechanisms, and organic syntheses, including electrophilic aromatic substitution, nucleophilic addition, and nucleophilic acyl substitution will be studied with a focus on aromatic compounds, ketones, aldehydes, amines, carboxylic acids and their derivatives.

  
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    CHM 255 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory, .5 credit hour


    Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in CHM 251  required.
    Introduction to the fundamental laboratory techniques used in the laboratory for the synthesis and analysis of organic compounds.

    Lab: One three-hour minimester lab per week.
  
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    CHM 256 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory, 1 credit hour


    Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in CHM 252  required.
    Continuation of CHM 255 .

    Lab: One three-hour lab per week.
  
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    CHM 281 - Environmental Chemistry, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CHM 112 , CHM 115 , 251 , 255 
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent regustration in CHM 285  required.
    The focus of the class is the chemical basis of the environment. The principles of stoichiometry, solution chemistry, and atmospheric chemistry will be examined as they apply to environmental systems.

  
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    CHM 285 - Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): CHM 112 , CHM 115 , 251 , 255 .
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in CHM 281  required.
    This course uses laboratory methods to examine environmental samples.

    Lab: One three-hour lab per week
  
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    CHM 311 - Biochemistry, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C- or better in CHM 251  and CHM 252 . BIO 121  is highly recommended.
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in CHM 315  required.
    An introduction to the chemistry of biological systems including proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates. An overview of metabolic processes will be presented.  Successful completion of BIO 121  or the equivalent is highly recommended.

  
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    CHM 315 - Biochemistry Laboratory, 1 credit hour


    Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in CHM 311  required.
    An introduction to the experimental design of analytical protein purification protocols and assaying proteins.

    Lab: One three-hour lab per week
  
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    CHM 321 - Instrumental Analysis, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C- or better in CHM 221 .
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in CHM 325  required.
    The theory and principles of instrumental methods of analysis, with emphasis placed on spectroscopic (UV/VIS, IR, AA), mass spectrometric, and chromatographic methods of analysis.

  
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    CHM 325 - Instrumental Analysis Laboratory, 1 credit hour


    Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in CHM 321  required.
    This course offers practical experience with instrumental methods of analysis.

    Lab: One three-hours lab per week
  
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    CHM 331 - Physical Chemistry, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MTH 142  & Grade of C- or better in CHM 221 
    Systematic study of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics applied to chemical systems.

  
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    CHM 332 - Physical Chemistry II, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): MTH 142  & Grade of C- or better in CHM 221 .
    Systematic study of quantum mechanics and spectroscopy applied to chemical systems.

  
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    CHM 335 - Physical Chemistry Lab, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): MTH 142  & CHM 221 /225 . Minimum grade C- in CHM 221 .
    This laboratory course introduces the chemistry major to advanced physical measurement, modeling and experimental design, incorporating elements of chemical kinetics, spectroscopy, thermodynamics and computational chemistry.  In addition, students are expected to employ scientific inquiry in designing an investigation, make use of primary scientific literature and communicate their work by oral presentation, poster presentation or journal-style article using accepted professional standards.

  
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    CHM 341 - Inorganic Chemistry, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C- or better in CHM 251  and CHM 252 .
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in CHM 345  required.
    Chemistry of inorganic compounds with a focus on transition-metal complexes. Topics include structure, bonding, molecular orbital theory, group theory and spectroscopic properties.

  
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    CHM 345 - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): CHM 252  and CHM 256  
    Corequisite(s): Concurrent registration in CHM 341  required.
    Laboratory experiments will focus on synthesis of inorganic and organometallic complexes emphasizing inert-atmosphere techniques.

    Lab: One three-hour lab per week.
  
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    CHM 351 - Organic Spectroscopy, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C- or better in CHM 251  and CHM 252 .
    A lecture/laboratory course covering spectroscopic techniques used in identifying organic molecules including UV/VIS, IR, NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.

  
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    CHM 352 - Polymer Chemistry, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): Grade of C- or better in CHM 251  and CHM 252 .
    An introduction to polymer chemistry covering step, ionic and chain polymerization mechanisms and kinetics. Properties of polymers, such as molecular weight determination, glass transition temperature (Tg), melt temperature (Tm) and crystalline and amorphous polymers will be discussed.

  
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    CHM 364 - Junior Chemistry Seminar, .5 credit hour


    Notes: Must be taken three semesters prior to graduation

    This course is the start of the capstone course sequence in the chemistry major.  Students develop the skills necessary to search and cite the chemical literature. The topic of professional ethics within the realm of chemical research will be discussed. Attendance at presentations given by outside speakers and senior Chemistry majors is expected.

    Graded: S/U
  
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    CHM 403 - Laboratory Projects, .5 or 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor
    An introduction to research techniques through independent projects in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical chemistry or biochemistry.  All projects are under the guidance of one of the professors in each field.

  
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    CHM 411 - Topics in Biochemistry, .5-2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CHM 311 
    Advanced topics in biochemistry chosen by the instructor.  Recent topics have been derived from peer reviewed biochemical publications with a focus on metabolic pathways and diseases resulting from metabolic dysfunction.

  
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    CHM 421 - Topics in Analytical Chemistry, .5-2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CHM 321  and CHM 325 .
    Advanced topics in analytical chemistry.

  
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    CHM 431 - Topics in Physical Chemistry, .5-2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CHM 331 
    Corequisite(s): CHM 332  
    Advanced topics in physical chemistry. Possible topics include: statistical thermodynamics, photophysics, surface chemistry, computational chemistry, etc.

  
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    CHM 441 - Topics in Inorganic Chemistry, .5-2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CHM 341 
    Advanced topics in inorganic chemistry chosen by the instructor.  Recent topics include: organometallic complexes, organometallic reactions, and catalytic mechanisms.

  
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    CHM 451 - Topics in Organic Chemistry, .5-2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CHM 252 
    Advanced topics in organic chemistry chosen by the instructor.  Recent topics include the synthesis, characterization and properties of polymers and strategies in asymmetric synthesis.

  
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    CHM 464 - Senior Chemistry Seminar I, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): CHM 364  
    This course continues the capstone experience in the chemistry major.  Students develop the skills necessary to develop and deliver effective scientific presentations based in the primary scientific literature.

  
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    CHM 465 - Senior Chemistry Seminar II, .5 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): CHM 464  
    This course is the final course in the capstone sequence in the chemistry major.  Students will develop and deliver an effective scientific presentation based in the primary chemical literature and often drawing upon their own original laboratory research.  Students will also take a comprehensive chemistry exam.

  
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    CHM 491 - Departmental Thesis/project, Credit hours to be arranged


    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor
  
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    CHM 492 - Departmental Thesis/project, Credit hours to be arranged


    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor

College

  
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    COL 070 - Internship, Credit hours to be arranged


    Internship proposals appropriate to a COL-prefix must be approved by the chairperson of the College Course Committee.

  
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    COL 110 - BW FiRST, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): Admitted Freshmen who report a score below 19 on the ACT Reading Subtest or below 26 on the SAT Reading Subtest or below 471 on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Subtest. Students who qualify will take the course in the fall and spring semester of their first year.
    Corequisite(s): Each section of BW FiRST is taught in conjunction with a specific section of a 100-level core course. Faculty teaching both courses will collaborate to match supplemental reading instruction to the reading goals of the core course.
    The goal of BW FiRST (Freshmen in Reading Support Teams) is to increase students’ overall academic performance by providing them with the tools to successfully read and think about complex college-level texts. Each section of BW FiRST is taught in conjunction with a specific 100-level core class. BW FiRST students will learn and practice effective reading strategies that fit the unique reading requirements of the paired core course.
    Students are pre-selected for enrollment and will be pre-registered for BW FiRST and the accompanying core course.

  
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    COL 115 - Career Decision-Making, 1 credit hour


    This course leads students through phases of the career development process: getting to know yourself (personality, skills, interests, and values), career exploration(learning more about your academic and career options), career decision-making (crafting a plan to reach your career goals), identifying opportunities to gain experience, and marketing yourself effectively.  Students will be introduced to professional skills such as resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and networking. The combination of these skills and your academic experience at BW can lead to the achievement of personal goals and career success.

  
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    COL 121 - Assist, 1 credit hour


    This is a full semester hybrid course for students with Academic Probation status.  Students will complete a self-assessment the first week of classes.  Information from the self-assessment will be used to develop an Academic Contract, which will outline requirements for the semester.  The contract will be signed during one of several meetings with an assigned Academic Mentor.  

  
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    COL 122 - Connections, 1 credit hour


    This is a full semester hybrid course for students with Academic Alert status.  Students will complete a self-assessment the first week of classes.  Information from the self-assessment will be used to develop an Academic Contract, which will outline requirements for the semester.  The contract will be signed during one of several meetings with an assigned Academic Mentor.

  
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    COL 123 - Study Strategies, 1 credit hour


    The Study Strategies course is a one-credit hour full semester course for freshmen and sophomores who would like to learn strategies to become active, confident, independent and successful university learners.  This course emphasizes strategies such as critical thinking, priority management, information literacy, motivation and goal setting, learning styles, active listening and recall strategies, college reading, note review, test preparation and test performance.  

    Graded: This class is graded S/U.
  
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    COL 163 - Prior Learning Assessment, 2 credit hours


    Baldwin Wallace University recognizes the legitimacy of University-level learning which has taken place outside the traditional classroom setting and grants credit for this kind of learning where it relates to the University curriculum. This course is designed to assist individuals in exploring their past life and work experiences and in planning future educational goals. Students learn how to prepare a portfolio of credit requests based on the learning outcomes of life experience which are truly University level and relevant to BW courses. The two credits awarded for this course apply regardless of the amount of credit, if any, that is subsequently approved by faculty and academic department assessment. The student must have completed an English composition course and at least 6 semester credit hours at BW prior to course entry.

    Graded: S/U
  
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    COL 228 - Leadership Education and Development, 1 credit hour


    This course centers on the theoretical foundations of student development and personal growth, and serves as a preparatory course for leadership. It helps student leaders in their personal growth and aids them in becoming positive influences in the Baldwin Wallace community. The course focuses on understanding the role of higher education, developing interpersonal and group skills, and integrating developmental and human relations theories with practical situations. It is a prerequisite for Resident Assistant positions.

    Graded: S/U
  
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    COL 290 - Innovation and Integrity Colloquium, 1 credit hour


    This colloquium provides CIG Student Fellows with a unique opportunity to acquire experiences and relationships designed to guide them in a process of innovation guided by integrity. Students will develop an Innovative Leadership Development Plan as part of their participation in the colloquium. The Innovation and Integrity Colloquium is a full year commitment. Students must be nominated by a faculty member and selected by the Center for Innovation and Growth to be enrolled. This course does not count towards major, minor, or General Education credit.

  
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    COL 291H - Innovation Application Colloquium, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): COL 290  
    In this second half of the year long colloquium, students will apply their Innovative Leadership Development Plan created in COL 290  through further discussion, engagement with guest speakers, and participation in the Innovation Concept Competition. This course does not count towards major, minor, or General Education credit.


Communications

  
  
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    CAS 070 - Internship, 1-12 credit hours


  
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    CAS 102 - Interpersonal Communication, 3 credit hours


    An introduction to one-on-one communication which emphasizes the initiating, maintenance, and dissolution of relationships. The concepts of people perception beginning with the “self” are studied in terms of verbal and nonverbal cues, gender, and multicultural variables. Listening, conflict management, and self-presentation are included.

  
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    CAS 107 - Film and Culture, 3 credit hours


    An analysis of the motion picture as an art form and a medium of cultural communication. A variety of examples showing significant artistic and contextual development will be viewed and discussed in order to establish criteria for evaluating and setting of standards for film and other narrative media.

  
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    CAS 108I - International Cinema and Aesthetics, 3 credit hours


    An analysis of the motion picture as an art form and a medium of cultural communication. A variety of international examples showing specific cultural trends are examined.

  
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    CAS 112 - Presentational Speaking, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite/Corequisite: Can be taken concurrently with CAS 126 

    A practical general course introducing the elements of presentational speaking. Emphasis on ethics in presentational speaking, controlling nervousness, the importance of listening, audience analysis, speech purposes, selecting and researching topics, speech organization, language for oral style, delivery techniques including nonverbal communication skills, and use of basic support visuals. Student assignments will move from simple to relatively complex presentations.

  
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    CAS 120 - Strategies in Public Relations, 3 credit hours


    This course shall focus on public relations from a value driven perspective. Students will learn the fundamentals of public relations. A focus will be given to how public relation strategies can be employed to support philanthropies and other forms of community involvement. The difference between ethical and unethical public relations is detailed.

  
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    CAS 121 - Audio for Media, 2 credit hours


    The study of audio production principles and practices for a variety of venues. Complex and multileveled production board operations will be combined with computer applications. The course focuses on directing, producing, editing, and critical evaluation of programming elements and styles.

  
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    CAS 125 - Event Planning, 3 credit hours


    All elements of event planning are covered in this course, such as the strategic plan, communication channels, coordination of participants, media coverage, and assessment of the event. Through experiential exercises students will plan and implement an event as part of the course.

  
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    CAS 126 - Introduction to Communication, 3 credit hours


    Notes: Required of all broadcasting, communication studies, and public relations majors.

    This course serves as an introduction to various forms of communication as well as the fields of study within the broad discipline of communication. Subjects covered in the course include theories, practices, and the history and development of the discipline and its various fields.

  
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    CAS 161 - Radio Production and Air Studio Management, 2 credit hours


    This experiential learning opportunity includes broadcast training at WBWC. At the successful completion of the class, students may earn their FCC Radio Operators License for an additional fee.

  
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    CAS 171 - Fundamentals of Television Production, 3 credit hours


    This course is designed to give students an overview of all major aspects of television broadcasting. Emphasis is placed on laboratory elements of three-camera and single-camera field production including ENG, lighting, audio and editing.

  
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    CAS 207 - Group Communication and Leadership, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 126  or CAS 112 
    A practical course with emphasis on discussion techniques and leadership actions in the group setting. How to lead, facilitate, and participate in group meetings. Emphasis on choosing and using meeting procedures for achieving group goals, group decision making and problem solving, managing conflicts in meetings, special techniques in meetings, and the development of strategies for productive meetings.

  
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    CAS 212 - Business and Professional Communication, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 112 
    A course designed to develop skill in the preparation and delivery of professional public speeches. Critical analyses, video sessions and conferences will be used to develop critical thinking and analytical skills. Emphasis will be placed on emerging technology used in public presentations.

  
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    CAS 222 - Film History, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 107  or CAS 108I  or instructor approval.
    A study of the history of cinema from its beginnings to the present day. Topics will include the business, politics, and development of film as an art form. Representative films will be shown in class.

  
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    CAS 226 - Writing for the Media, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 126  and ENG 131 , or instructor’s approval.
    A study of the principles of writing for broadcasting and other electronic media. Focus is placed upon creating scripts with visual and aural appeal, conveying messages in clear, economical, conversational style to effectively communicate to mass audiences.

    Hard copies of students’ written scripts will be submitted weekly; therefore, some students may find it necessary to add funds to their printing allowance beyond the printing credit allocated by the University.  Approximately 45-50 pages of work will be submitted by the end of the semester.

  
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    CAS 230 - Public Relations Cases, 3 credit hours


    This course is an introduction to public relations cases and current topics. This course focuses on award-winning PR case studies and allows students to analyze and discuss the research aspects, objective development, programming steps, and evaluation components of these successful cases. Additionally, students will be exposed to relevant topics in public relations through an examination of books focusing on current issues. Students will learn public relations process steps and gain a better understanding of professional issues to develop foundational skills needed for careers.

  
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    CAS 232 - Workshop in Journalism, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): Students must have completed the college writing requirement (ENG 131 , or exemption) before enrolling in CAS 232.
    Assignments in writing news and features, with emphasis on improving general writing skills, and understanding news values and the functions of journalism in our society.

  
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    CAS 259 - Faculty-student Collaboration, Credit hours to be arranged


  
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    CAS 261X - DJ Format Shift, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 161 , FCC License and registration with instructor’s approval.
    This experiential learning opportunity includes one semester as a staff disc jockey at WBWC. Course may be repeated.

  
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    CAS 263 - Seminar, 1-4 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): Varies dependent upon the topic being offered
    The study of current topics of concern within the broadcasting and mass communication, communication studies, film studies, or public relations areas. May be repeated more than once, provided the subject or topic is different.

  
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    CAS 271 - Participation in BW-TV, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 171  
    This course offers students the opportunity to develop the techniques of television production for multi-camera studio and on-location environments. Students learn the skills necessary for reproduction, principal photography, and post-production, as well as the importance of operating under studio deadlines. Course may be repeated.

  
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    CAS 273 - Film Production and Direction, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 107  or CAS 108I  
    Film aesthetics and practices will utilize Digital Video Technologies. Topics will include image acquisition, image manipulation, image composition and non-linear editing.

  
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    CAS 275 - Propaganda and Persuasion, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 126 
    This course will explore the concepts of persuasion, propaganda and public opinion. Students will examine the applied techniques of advertisers, activists, and political campaigns to learn basic persuasive strategies. By combining theoretical approaches with applied activities, students will learn valuable media literacy skills that will enable to better identify and analyze persuasive messages.

  
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    CAS 277D - Media and Diversity, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 126 
    This course will critically examine the role of the media in facilitating and challenging the social constructions of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation in our culture. It will take an interdisciplinary approach and will consider the mass media to be one among many other social institutions such as family, education, and religion, which strongly influence our conceptions of ace, class, gender and sexual orientation. The course will address a variety of entertainment and news content in chemical, print and electronic media.

  
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    CAS 285D - Introduction to Intercultural Communication, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CSD 105  or CAS 126 
    This course will analyze difficulties in communicating across cultural boundaries, misunderstandings arising from cultural differences, and techniques for living and working successfully in a multicultural setting. The course utilizes films, simulation games and other experiential learning techniques. Appropriate for any student interested in being a genuine citizen of the world.

  
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    CAS 307 - Nonverbal Communication, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 126  
    A course tailored to engage students in learning how nonverbal processes related to facial, eye, artifactual, spatial, tactile, paralinguistic and temporal communication influence human interaction.

  
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    CAS 315 - Crisis Communication, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 120 
    The course focuses on the different types of crises common within an organization, and the role a public relations practitioner has during a crisis. Some of the topics examined in the course are the following. Analyses of various organizations and individuals and how they reacted in a crisis. What are the effective communication strategies for researching, planning, and responding to a crisis? Strategies for working with the media during a crisis, and the importance of ethical practices are essential aspects of the course.

  
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    CAS 320 - Internal Public Relations and Research, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 120  and CAS 126  
    Through this course students learn about the essential components of internal public relations. Through experiential exercises students gain knowledge concerning internal communication master plans, strategic planning, public relations research and assessment. Students also learn how to write, backgrounders, biographies, and other internal public relations documents.

  
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    CAS 322(D) - Film Themes and Genres, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 107  or CAS 108I  or instructor approval.
    An examination of various genres in film that contribute to the greater appreciation of film as an art form. Each term the course is offered, one of the major cycles of motion picture production will be highlighted including international films, musicals, horror, war, westerns, etc. Several full length films illustrating historically important phases of that film form will be shown in the laboratory period. Course may be repeated as genre changes.

  
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    CAS 328(D) - Studies in Communication, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 126  or consent of the instructor. Course may be repeated as the topic changes.
    This course examines current topics of concern within the communication area. Topic offerings to include, but are not limited to: computer mediated communication, instructional communication, health communication, communication and aging, listening, conflict communication, communication education, black rhetoric, political communication, legal communication, communication and technology, or gender communication.

  
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    CAS 345 - External Public Relations Writing, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 120 
    The course focuses on external public relations and the writing formats associated with such communication. The course covers public service announcements, press kits, media analysis, mission statements, and other external public relations writing.

  
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    CAS 350 - Organizational Communication, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing, At least 9 credit hours of CAS courses, or consent of the instructor
    This course examines how oral communication is exchanged among corporate member and the extent to which such interaction influences managerial/subordinate relation-ships. The learning environment entails discussing case study readings, conducting exercises, and completing a project.

  
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    CAS 359 - Faculty-student Collaboration, Credit hours to be arranged


  
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    CAS 360 - Public Relations Technology, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 120 
    The field of public relations is influence by different forms of technology. This course introduces student to different aspects of technology relevant to communication. Students learn about social media, web design, video news releases, and other forms of technical communication.

  
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    CAS 361 - Participation in WBWC, 1-3 credit hours


    Students may work at WBWC for credit by working in the music department, in broadcasting news, or in other station activities as approved by the station management and the instructor. This course is graded.

  
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    CAS 371 - Advanced Production, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 271  or CAS 273 
    Students will act as producers for BW-TV. This course offers advanced practical experience in the techniques of television production for multi-camera studio and on-location environments. Students hone their skills in pre-production, principal photography, and post-production. Emphasis is also placed on the importance of operating under studio deadlines. Repeatable.

  
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    CAS 373 - Lighting for Film, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 273 , or registration with consent of the instructor.
    A lighting design course specifically designed to introduce the student to the equipment and techniques of grips and gaffers. Composition, color theory, and qualities of light will be discussed how they relate to the photography (still, motion, digital, and chemical).

  
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    CAS 377 - Communication Theory, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 126 , at least 9 credit hours completed in CAS courses, and Junior or Senior standing. Required of all broadcasting and communication majors.
    This course is an overview of the disciplinary traditions and research interests of communication theory. This course focuses on the prominent theories and research interests in the fields of study within the broad discipline of communication. Students will critically analyze various theoretical issues in contemporary communication.

  
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    CAS 410 - Persuasive Campaigns, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 120  and CAS 230 
    This course covers the fundamentals of public relations. Students will learn how to produce press releases, home pages, brochures, and other communication tools. Students will create and implement a persuasive campaign relying on theories and strategies learned in the course.

  
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    CAS 411 - Introduction to Communication Research Methods, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 377 , Junior or Senior standing, and at least 27 hours completed in the major.
    An introductory research methods course designed to introduce the student to the analysis and evaluation of communication research, applying this knowledge to the development of professional writing and performance skills. Techniques of argumentation, including development of propositions, use of evidence, and ethical considerations are central to the course. A Literature review and research proposal utilizing the APA (American Psychological Association) writing format are required.

  
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    CAS 412 - Advanced Communication Research Methods, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite/Corequisite: Prerequisites: CAS 411 , can be taken concurrently with CAS 476 , CSD 477 , CAS 478 

    The course focuses on the completion of student research projects proposed in CAS 411  using established procedures and/or designs. Students are exposed to qualitative and quantitative approaches. The student will gain hands-on research experience, analytical skills, scientific writing abilities, and oral presentation skills. Completion of an investigation utilizing the APA (American Psychological Association) writing format and the use of SAS or SPSS will be required.

  
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    CAS 415 - Studies in Public Relations, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing
    Current topics within the PR area will be studied including research, case studies, writing or other specified areas of public relations. Course may be taken more than once provided the subject or topic is different.

  
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    CAS 415X - Healthcare PR, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing
    Current topics within the PR area will be studied including research, case studies, writing or other specified areas of public relations. Course may be taken more than once provided the subject or topic is different.

  
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    CAS 422 - Film Makers, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 107  or CAS 108I  or instructor approval.
    This course will examine the creative contributions of various filmmakers. The filmmaker’s personal vision, time in history and artistic sensibilities will be examined through the context of his or her work. Auteur Theory, history, and criticism will be emphasized as well as the literature and practical techniques of criticism. Course may be repeated as the filmmaker changes.

  
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    CAS 426 - Broadcast Programming, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 126  and Junior or Senior status
    This course examines current television and radio programming principles, practices and strategies including examination of multidimensional and bimodal appeals, scheduling tactics and rationales, and program evaluation and restraints. New trends and developments in the industry also are given attention.

    Semesters Offered: Offered in alternate years.

  
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    CAS 428 - Broadcast Law and Ethics, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 126  and Junior or Senior status
    An exploration of broadcast regulations, law, and ethics with emphasis given to their evolution and their impact on broadcasting and society over time. Current issues including First Amendment law, libel, slander, obscenity, copyright, etc. are also analyzed.

    Semesters Offered: Offered in alternate years.

  
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    CAS 459 - Faculty-student Collaboration, Credit hours to be arranged


  
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    CAS 461 - Screenwriting, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 107  or CAS 108I 
    This course covers the most critical elements of screenwriting. Among them are development of plots and subplots through the inciting incident, backstory, turning points, image systems, beats and scenes units, and set-ups and pay-offs. This course will also examine the mechanics of the teleplay, a more restricted form of screenplay.

  
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    CAS 470X - Internship, Credit hours to be arranged


    Prerequisite(s): At least 12 credit hours in CAS
    Can consist of practical and/or clinical experience in any area of communications.

  
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    CAS 473 - Senior Seminar: Leadership in Public Relations, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 410  and CAS 415 
    Students enrolled in this course will learn about leadership and develop an understanding of individual leadership strengths and how to apply them to the job search and workplace. Students will also organize a professional portfolio.

  
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    CAS 474 - Audio for Film, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CAS 121  or with consent of the instructor
    The study of audio production principles and practices as they specifically relate to film production and post production. Topics will include on location acquisition as well as post production manipulation, and mixing of sound and audio. Foley and ADR projects will be included. The course focuses on the use of sound to compliment the image.

  
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    CAS 476 - Capstone in Communication Studies, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): At least 30 credit hours completed in CAS courses, Junior or Senior status, can be taken concurrently with CAS 411  or CAS 412 . Course must be repeated if grade is below C.
    Majors enrolled in this course will learn the technology needed to conduct a Web-based portfolio that documents their learning experiences. This portfolio will include a resume, recommendation letters, samples of speaking presentations, communication-related papers, projects, and documentation of experiential learning.

  
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    CAS 478 - Capstone in Broadcasting, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): Junior/Senior status only
    To demonstrate their expertise and experience, Broadcasting students must prepare a resume and portfolio of their media experiences, including a “demo reel.” In addition, students must write, research, plan and record a special project (program or production) to demonstrate their proficiencies. The Capstone coordinator must approve topics for projects.


Communications Sciences & Disorders

  
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    CSD 070 - Internship, Credit hours to be arranged


  
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    CSD 105 - Introduction to Communication Disorders, 3 credit hours


    An introduction to disorders in the areas of speech, language and hearing. Includes an overview of normal speech, language and hearing development and explanations of causes, characteristics, remediation and prognosis of a wide variety of communication disorders.

  
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    CSD 134 - Sign Language, 3 credit hours


    An introduction to the acquisition and development of fundamental expressive and receptive skills in manual communication. Special emphasis is placed on basic positions, movements and rhythmic aspects of encoding and decoding the language of signs and the American Manual alphabet. A cultural perspective of deafness will be stressed.

  
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    CSD 220 - Speech and Language Development, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CSD 105 , or consent of the instructor
    Speech and language acquisition theory and stages from birth through adolescence. A variety of methods for analyzing syntax, semantics, pragmatics, morphology and phonology across the stages of development are discussed. Contributions of biological, social, cognitive and environmental factors on the process of language development are discussed. Information on language variation in multicultural populations is presented.

  
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    CSD 221 - Speech and Hearing Science, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CSD 105  and CSD 220  
    During this course students will gain knowledge regarding the principles of acoustics as they relate to speech production and perception. Students will also engage in analysis of speech signals to provide application of theories discussed in class.  Clinical applications will also be discussed.

  
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    CSD 225 - Phonetics and Phonology, 3 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CSD 105 , or consent of the instructor
    A theoretical and applied study of the production of speech sounds based on the International Phonetic Alphabet. Standard American dialect is emphasized through practice in broad and narrow phonetic transcription techniques on both normal and disordered speech samples. Phonological theories are examined and applied to normal and disordered speech samples.

  
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    CSD 235 - Clinical Ethics & Management, 2 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): CSD 105  and CSD 220  
    Corequisite(s): CSD 236  
    An introduction to careers in speech-language pathology and audiology. This course focuses on the ethical and professional standards expected set forth by the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology as well as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  Students will learn the steps in ethical decision making.  In addition students will be taught the necessary skills for successful observation, professional clinical writing, and clinical management. Strategies and the importance of confidentiality and HIPAA requirements will also be learned.

  
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    CSD 236 - Speech & Language Observations, 1 credit hour


    Prerequisite(s): CSD 105  and CSD 220  
    Corequisite(s): CSD 235  
    This course provides an opportunity for students to participate in observations of the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.  Students will write reflections of sessions observed and demonstrate knowledge of ethical and professional standards.  This course allows students to obtain the observation hours required by ASHA.  All students are required to complete 25 observation hours in order to obtain a passing grade in this course.  A grade of B- or above must be obtained in this course in order to register for CSD 335X .

  
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    CSD 263 - Seminar, 1-4 credit hours


    Prerequisite(s): Varies dependent upon the topic being offered
    The study of current topics of concern within the communication sciences & disorders area. May be repeated more than once, provided the subject or topic is different.

 

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