Jun 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Courses


Common Course Numbering System

In addition to the LSU Eunice course number, some courses are identified by a four-character “rubric” and a four-digit number, ex. “MATH1021 (CMAT1213) College Algebra”. These courses are part of the Statewide Course Catalog published by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The Statewide Course Catalog lists those courses for which there is statewide agreement to minimum course content to be covered to prepare the student for subsequent course work. Courses with matching common course numbers will be accepted for transfer as indicated on the Louisiana Board of Regents Master Course Articulation Matrix. For additional explanation of the Statewide Course Catalog and Common Course Numbers, consult www.regents.state.la.us.

 

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  
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    DMS 2015 - Intermediate Vascular Sonography


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Continuing study of the application of sonography during the assessment of the human body’s vascular systems with the advanced study of Doppler (Color, Power, Spectral Waveform analysis).  Primary focus will be on examination of the lower and upper extremities as well as the extracranial vascular structures of the carotid and vertebral vessels.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of all previous DMS courses with a grade of “C” or higher.
    Corequisite(s): DMS 2018 DMS 2021 DMS 2093  
Cr.: 3
  
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    DMS 2018 - Pediatric Sonography


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    A study into the specialty area of neonatal and pediatric sonography including the neonatal brain, spine, pyloric sphincter, and hip joints.  Other areas of pediatric sonography include imaging the abdominal viscera and soft tissue areas in the older pediatric population.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of all previous DMS courses with a grade of “C” or higher.
    Corequisite(s): DMS 2015 DMS 2021 DMS 2093  
Cr.: 3
  
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    DMS 2020 - Gynecology and Obstetrics I


    Lec. 4 Cr. 4

    An introductory study of the normal, abnormal, and pathology of the female reproductive system.  Study of the gravid uterus, and fetal development from conception to birth with emphasis on anatomy, physiology, and embryology.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of all first semester DMS courses with grade of “C” or better.
    Corequisite(s): DMS 2011 DMS 2012 DMS 2013 DMS 2092  
Cr.: 4
  
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    DMS 2021 - Obstetrics II


    Lec. 2 Cr. 2

    Sonographic views and study of abnormalities and pathologies of the gravid uterus and fetus focusing on the cardiovascular system and third semester abnormalities.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of all second semester DMS courses with grade of “C” or higher.
    Corequisite(s): DMS 2015 DMS 2018 DMS 2093  
Cr.: 2
  
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    DMS 2025 - Advanced Sonography and Review


    Lec. 1 Cr. 1

    Advanced sonography applications including specialized transducers, intraoperative and invasive procedures. A review of the abdominal, superficial gynecological, and obstetrical sonographic exams and their protocols will be the focus of this course in preparation for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) exams in abdomen and OB/Gyn specialties.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of all previous DMS courses with grade of “C” or higher.
    Corequisite(s): DMS 2003 , DMS 2020 , DMS 2093  
Cr.: 1
  
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    DMS 2092 - Clinical Practicum II


    Clin. 22 Cr. 6

    Clincal observation and scanning of abdominal, pelvic, superficial, and vascular structures of the human body as performed in a general medical and/or vascular sonography department of designated clinical affiliates. Scanning techniques of normal and abnormal/pathological structures in these areas will be administered on an intermediate level.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of DMS 1002, DMS 1010, DMS 1011, DMS 1020, and DMS 1091 with a grade of “C” or higher.
    Corequisite(s): DMS 2011 DMS 2012 DMS 2013 DMS 2020  
Cr.: 6
  
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    DMS 2093 - Clinical Practicum III


    Clin. 22 Cr. 2

    Clinical observation and scanning of abdominal, pelvic, superficial, and vascular structures of the human body as performed in the general medical and/or vascular sonography departments.  Certain clinical rotations may provide clinical observation and scanning experiences of sonographic vascular exams exclusively.  Scanning techniques of normal and abnormal structures in these areas will be administered on an advanced level.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of all previous DMS courses with grade of “C” or higher.
    Corequisite(s): DMS 2015 DMS 2018 DMS 2021   
Cr.: 2

Economics

  
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    ECON 1050 - The Economics of Social Issues


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Economic aspects of contemporary social issues; methods and approaches for dealing with such issues. Cannot be substituted for ECON 2000 , ECON 2010 , or ECON 2030 .

Cr.: 3
  
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    ECON 2000 (CECN 2223) - Principles of Microeconomics


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    This course introduces the fundamental concepts and theories of Microeconomics.  Topics are covered such as demand, supply and theories of price determination, elasticity, consumer choice theory, production, market structure, trade, externalities and public goods.  Credit will not be given for both this course and ECON 2030 

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in BADM 1001  and must be eligible to enroll in MATH 1015   or MATH 1020 (CMAT 1213)  or MATH 1021 ; or approval of Dean. 
Cr.: 3
  
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    ECON 2010 (CECN 2213) - Principles of Macroeconomics


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    This course introduces the fundamental concepts and theories of Macroeconomics. Topics are covered such as GDP (gross domestic product), business cycle, national income, economic growth, unemployment, inflation, Fiscal and Monetary policy, Federal Reserve System, international trade and finance.  Credit will not be given for both this course and ECON 2030 .  

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in   and must be eligible to enroll in   or MATH 1020 (CMAT 1213)  or   ; or approval of Dean.
Cr.: 3
  
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    ECON 2030 (CECN 2113) - Economic Principles


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    This course introduces the fundamental concepts and theories of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.  Topics are covered such as demand, supply and price determination, elasticity, production, market structure, GDP (gross domestic product), business cycle, unemployment, economic growth, Fiscal and Monetary policy, Federal Reserve System, public finance and international trade. Credit will not be given for both this course and ECON 2000  and ECON 2010 .  

    Prerequisite(s): Must be eligible to enroll in   or MATH 1020 (CMAT 1213)  or  .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ECON 2031 - Honors Economics


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    This course is designed for superior students, emphasizing critical reading and analysis utilizing appropriate economic rationale and methods. The course focuses on the economic understanding of both micro- and macroeconomic principles; problems associated with monetary policy, fiscal policy, public finance, government and business, labor, international trade, economic growth, and comparative economic systems.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible to take Honors Courses.
Cr.: 3
  
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    ECON 2035 (CECN 2313) - Money, Banking and Macroeconomic Activity


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Role of commercial banks, other financial institutions, and the central bank in affecting the performance of the economy; relationships of money and fiscal policy to prices, production, and employment; internal and external effects of U.S. fiscal and monetary policy.

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2000 , ECON 2010 , or ECON 2030 .
Cr.: 3

Education

  
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    EDUC 2920 - Selected Topics


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    An examination of topics significant to understanding the various aspects of public education. Course content varies; may be repeated twice for credit.

Cr.: 3
  
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    EDUC 2921 - Selected Topics


    Lec. 1; Cr. 1

    An examination of topics significant to understanding the various aspects of public education. Course content varies; may be repeated twice for credit.

Cr.: 1

Emergency Management

  
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    EMGT 1500 - Emergency Management in High-Threat Situations


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Emergency Management in High-Threat Situations examines natural and human-caused extreme events requiring a law enforcement response.  An emphasis is placed on the management of critical incidents involving armed individuals, hostage rescue, terrorist attacks, and extreme weather conditions, along with organizational conditions impacting their planning, response, and recovery.

Cr.: 3
  
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    EMGT 2000 - Leading through Crisis


    Lec 3; Cr. 3

    Leading through Crisis examines leadership styles through a contextual lens.  This course principally focues on the Trait, Skills, Behavioral, Situational, Transformational, and Adaptive Leadership approaches as they relate to crisis management.

Cr.: 3

Engineering Graphics

  
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    ENGG 1050 - Blueprint Reading and Sketching


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    A survey of interpretation of blueprints used in fire protection including construction, electrical, fire alarm, fixed systems, and safety requirements. Exercises will be included in sketching for inspection and prefire plans.

    Cross-Referenced as: FSCI 1050 .

Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGG 2180 - Introductory Computer-Aided Drafting and Design


    Lec. 2; Lab. 2; Cr. 3

    An introduction to the microcomputer-based CADD. Operation of a standard industrial microcomputer CADD workstation to perform simple drawing tasks using popular software.

Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGG 2181 - Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting and Design


    Lec. 2; Lab. 2; Cr. 3

    Intermediate operations and commands using Auto CADD software.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGG 2180 .
Cr.: 3

English

  
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    ENGL 0001 - English Composition


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    An introductory course in writing accompanied by intensive review of English mechanics and exercises in sentence and paragraph structure, with selected readings. This course carries non-degree credit.

    Prerequisite(s): ACT English score of 17 or below.
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 0101 - English Composition Co-Requisite


    Lec. 2 Cr. 2

    Intensive review of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and exercises in sentence and paragraph structure encountered in ENGL 0001. Focused instruction and workshopping supplementing essay writing encountered in ENGL 1001, with an emphasis on explication, argumentation, and other common rhetorical modes.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL ACT sub-score of 15-17.
    Corequisite(s): Registration in ENGL 1001 .
Cr.: 2
  
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    ENGL 1001 (CENL 1013) - English Composition


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Introductory course in writing, largely expository, accompanied by selected readings. Emphasis on basic rhetorical methods used commonly in exposition.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0001  or ACT English score of 18 or greater.
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 1002 (CENL 1023) - English Composition


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Introductory course in writing, accompanied by selected readings in literature and literary criticism. Emphasis on critical thinking through the development of extended essays in a variety of genres such as the academic essay, the review, and the research paper. The course requires an oral presentation and/or technological component, a collaborative project, as well as 1200-1500 word documented essay.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1001  or ACT English score of 26 or higher and a minimum total of 53 on the English score plus the composite score.
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 1003 (CENL 1023) - Honors English Composition


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Same as ENGL 1002 , with special honors emphasis for qualified students.

Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2001 - Advanced English Composition


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Theory and practice of exposition, description, and narration.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2002 - Business Writing


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Preparing business documents such as reports, articles, and letters.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2005 - Introduction to Writing Short Stories


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Writing short stories for workshop criticism; practice in techniques and using point of view, dialogue, and characterizations.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2007 - Introduction to Writing Poetry


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Writing poems for workshop criticism; practice in both open and closed forms; emphasis on contemporary techniques and prosody.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2008 - Introduction to Writing Drama


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Writing plays for workshop criticism; practice in techniques of exposition, characterization, and dramatization.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2010 - Descriptive English Grammar


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Analysis of the sentence from the perspective of transformational grammar, various approaches to the study of language.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2020 (CENL 2103) - A Survey of English Literature from the Beginnings to 1798 (pure humanities)


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    This course surveys the beginning of the language and the literature and traces literary development through the eighteenth century. Works of such literary masters as Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, and Dryden are included.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2022 (CENL 2113) - A Survey of English Literature from 1798 to the Present (pure humanities)


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    This course traces the main currents of English poetry and prose from 1798 to the present. Individual works are analyzed in their relationships to the Romantic, Victorian, and Modern Ages. Authors studied include the major figures and some of the minor figures from each period.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2025 (CENL 2303) - Introduction to Fiction (pure humanities)


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Skills for reading and writing about fiction; attention to generic conventions and critical perspectives; section emphasis may vary, consult departmental handout.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2027 (CENL 2313) - Introduction to Poetry (pure humanities)


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Skills for reading and writing about poetry; attention to generic conversations and critical perspectives; section emphasis may vary, consult departmental handout.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2029 (CENL 2313) - Introduction to Drama (pure humanities)


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Skills for reading and writing about drama; attention to generic conventions and critical perspectives; section emphasis may vary, consult departmental handout.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002  
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2071 (CENL 2153) - American Literature I: Forging a Nation (pure humanities)


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Emergence of an American literature and national consciousness in major writings from the colonial era to the Civil War.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2072 (CENL 2163) - American Literature II: Coming of Age (pure humanities)


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    American literature from the Civil War to the present; realism, naturalism, modernism, effects of industrialization, immigration, the women’s movement, the civil rights struggle, the world wars.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2073 (CENL 2163) - Honors American Literature II: Coming of Age


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Same as ENGL 2072 , with special honors emphasis for qualified students.

Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2085 - Science Fiction Studies


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    A survey of science fiction literature, particularly that of the twentieth century.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2123 - Studies in Literary Traditions and Themes (pure humanities)


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Skills for reading and writing about literature; attention to historical development, context, and critical perspectives; topics such as “The Epic,” “Imagining the Family,” “Literature and the City”; section emphasis will vary, consult departmental handout.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2148 - Shakespeare (pure humanities)


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    The more popular plays.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2173 - Louisiana Literature


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Fiction, poetry, essays, and drama of Louisiana

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2201 - Introduction to World Literary Traditions (pure humanities)


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Study of the world’s most influential literary classics in Western and non-Western traditions from beginnings to 1650; emphasis on reading and writing about literature.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2202 - Introduction to Modern World Literature (pure humanities)


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Overview of the literature of the world from 1650 to the present day; introduction of the concept and theory of world literature.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002  
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2210 (CENL 2503) - Classical Mythology and Folklore


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    The course introduces students to the most important aspects of classical mythology of the Western World through examination of myths, legends, and key literature. While the course is designed to address the needs of education majors, it will offer a broad base of knowledge in classical literature, useful for all disciplines.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2220 (CENL 2103) - Honors British Literature (pure humanities)


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    The seminar introduces honors students to an in-depth study of the key works of British Literature from the Angelo-Saxon through the early modern period, utilizing an examination of the historical background, the philosophical influences and the literary conventions of the era producing the work. Honors students will design and complete researched individual projects, focusing on an area or work of special interest, for presentation to an audience of their peers.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL 1002  or the equivalent; admission to the Honors Program.
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2231 - Reading Film as Literature (pure humanities)


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Introduction to film as literature; mastery of film language and literary basis; fictional narrative and drama; film classics.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2593 - Images of Women: An Introduction (pure humanities)


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Critical analysis of women’s representations, addressing a range of traditional and/or popular genres, historical periods and/or critical approaches; emphasis on developing textual and interpretive skills; section emphasis may vary, consult departmental handout.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002  
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2673 - Literature and Ethnicity (pure humanities)


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Literature of America’s ethnic cultures.  Skills for reading and writing about literature; interpretation and analysis of ethnic and identity representation in literature, for example African American, Arab American, Asian American, Jewish American, Latin, Native American prose and poetry.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2674 (CENL 2403) - Introduction to African-American Literature (pure humanities)


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Major figures and popular texts of black American literature, including writers of fiction, poetry, drama and essays; influence of genre on the articulation of common political and social themes.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    ENGL 2920 - Selected Topics


    Lec. 0; Cr. 3

    Course content varies; may be taken twice for credit.

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1002 , or, for nonmatriculating students, consent of the Head, Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3

Environmental Studies

  
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    ENVS 1051 - Soils and Environment


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Complexity and diversity of the earth’s land surface; soils and soil management, reclamation of mismanaged soils, and use of recyclable waste materials as soil amendments.

Cr.: 3
  
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    ENVS 1126 (CEVS 1103) - Introduction to Environmental Sciences


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Basic principles of ecology and exploration of contemporary issues in environmental science; comprehensive and fundamental understanding of sound science, stewardship, and sustainability in environmental sciences; interactions and relations between humans and the Earth; an up-to-date look at today’s global, national, and regional environmental issues.

Cr.: 3

Finance

  
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    FIN 2020 (CFIN 2113) - Consumer Finance


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    The course provides the student with a set of financial tools that may be applied in money management. Emphasis is placed on how to make major decisions of a financial nature such as buying insurance, paying taxes, using credit and making investments as part of the personal financial planning process. Each student prepares his or her own personal financial plan and invests in a simulated portfolio. 

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in MATH 1015 , MATH 1020 (CMAT 1213)   or MATH 1021 .
    Note: Fall only course
Cr.: 3
  
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    FIN 2030 - Money and Banking


    Lec. 3 Cr. 3

    This course is the study of monetary, banking and financial systems.  Topics are covered such as financial markets, financial institutions, the role of commercial banks, central bank in affecting the performance of the economy; monetary policy, fiscal policy, and their relationship in open economy in prices, production, and employment, and Federal Reserve System.  

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in ECON2000 and ECON2010 or ECON2030; or approval of the Dean of Health Sciences & Business Technology.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FIN 2040 - Investments


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    The course provides a basic understanding of the fundamentals of investment strategies, modern portfolio theory, and asset allocation techniques within a global investing environment.

    Pre- or Co-requisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in MATH 1015 , MATH 1020 (CMAT 1213)   or MATH 1021 .
Cr.: 3
  
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    FIN 2259 - Risk Management and Insurance


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    An introduction to life, health, property, liability and other areas of insurance. Consideration is given to the impact of risk on individuals and commercial entities and the methods used to finance and control risk.

Cr.: 3

Fire Science

  
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    FSCI 1001 - Principles of Emergency Services


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    This course provides an overview of fire protection and emergence services; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; culture and history of emergency services; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection service; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics; and life safety initiatives. This course meets USFA FESHE National Standards.

    Articulation: Fire Fighter I certificate.

Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 1050 - Blueprint Reading and Sketching


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    A survey of interpretation of blueprints used in fire protection including construction, electrical, fire alarm, fixed systems, and safety requirements. Exercises will be included in sketching for inspection and prefire plans.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for college-level mathematics and college-level English or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
    Cross-Referenced as: ENGG 1050 .

Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 1060 - Electrical Wiring and Codes


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    A detailed study of electrical circuits and materials used in residential, commercial, and industrial writing and the application of the National Electrical Code to this type of construction. This course covers the NFPA 70 National Electrical Code Standards.

Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 1101 - Fire Behavior and Combustion


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled. This course meets USFA FESHE national core curriculum standards.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for college-level mathematics or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
    Formerly: FOSC 1101
Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 1190 - Practicum - Fire Science


    Cr. 6

    Students may be allowed credit for completion of approved CEU workshops and schools in fire service training at a ratio of one semester hour for each 40 hours of instruction. Students must complete at least 12 semester hours of credit in fire science and/or forensic science courses at LSUE prior to receiving credit for Fire Science 1190.

Cr.: 6
  
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    FSCI 1192 - Firefighting Essentials


    Lec. 2; Lab. 1; Cr. 3

    Firefighting essentials is intended to offer a clear and concise performance standard that could be used to determine if a person possesses all the necessary skills to be a firefighter.

    Articulation: Fire Fighter II certificate.

    Prerequisite(s): FSCI 1001  or PBSA 1001  with a C or better or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 2010 - Loss Control Engineering


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    A study of loss control engineering practices and principles with emphasis on hazard identification and abatement and prioritizing controls for potential losses in casualty, general liability, and product liability insurance coverages. Writing recommendations and formal business letters will be included.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for college-level English or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 2051 - Building Designs and Codes


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    A study of building construction and its reaction under fire conditions and various codes available to assure safety from fires, explosions, and natural disasters. A detailed study is made of N.F.P.A. 101 Life Safety Code as it applies to problems. Meets NFPA Standards.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for college-level mathematics and college-level English or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 2054 - Insurance Grading Schedules


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    A study of insurance grading schedules and their application with special attention given to analyzing fire protection and the effects of the fire protection on insurance rates.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for college-level mathematics and college-level English or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 2101 - Industrial Fire Protection


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    A study of fire hazards and potential causes in business and industry attributed to process, methods, material, and equipment with critical analysis of private protection measures to reduce loss potentials.

    Articulation: Incipient Industrial Fire Brigade & Advanced Industrial Fire Brigade certificates.

    Prerequisite(s): FSCI 1001  or PBSA 1001  with a C or better or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 2150 - Fire Service Personnel Management


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    This course addresses the specific issues related to fire service human resources. These issues include an investigation of the recruitment, selection, maintenance, development, utilization, and accommodation of human resources by fire service organizations.

    Articulation: Fire Officer I & II certificates.

    Prerequisite(s): FSCI 1001  or PBSA 1001  with a C or better or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 2151 - Fire Department Organization and Management


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    An exploration of management and organization principles with emphasis on fire department operations. This course exceeds USFA FESHE National Standards for Fire Administration I.

    Prerequisite(s): FSCI 1001  or PBSA 1001  with a C or better or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 2152 - Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavioral change throughout the emergency services. This course meets USFA FESHE national core curriculum standards.

    Prerequisite(s): FSCI 1001  or PBSA 1001  with a C or better or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 2153 - Fire Protection Hydraulics


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    The application of the laws of mathematics and physics to properties of water, force, pressure, and flow velocities. Emphasis is placed on applying principles of hydraulics to fire protection problems.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for college-level mathematics and college level English or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 2154 - Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    The study of effective and efficient utilization of manpower, equipment, and apparatus on the fire ground. Emphasis will be placed on pre-fire planning, fire ground decision-making, implementing tactics, and disaster planning. Problems will be presented on various sized simulated fire situations from small one-company response to multi-department response.

    Prerequisite(s): FSCI 1001  or PBSA 1001  with a C or better or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 2155 - Fire Protection Systems and Equipment


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    This course provides information relating to the features and design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers. This course meets USFA FESHE national core curriculum standards.

    Prerequisite(s): FSCI 1001  or PBSA 1001  with a C or better or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 2210 - Fire Prevention and Inspection


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    This course provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include: history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau; use and application of codes and standards; plans review; fire inspections; fire and life safety education; and fire investigation. This course meets USFA FESHE national core curriculum standards.

    Articulation: Fire Inspector I & II certificates.

    Prerequisite(s): FSCI 1001  or PBSA 1001  with a C or better or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 2235 - Principles of Arson Investigation


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Determination of fire and explosion causes. Emphasis will be placed on scientific techniques and principles used in locating and preserving evidence at the scene of the fire or explosion. This course exceeds USFA FESHE National Standards for Fire Investigation I.

    Articulation: Fire Investigator certificate.

    Prerequisite(s): FSCI 1001  or PBSA 1001  with a C or better or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
    Formerly: FOSC 2235
Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 2237 - Advanced Arson


    Lec. 2; Lab. 2 Cr. 3

    An in-depth study and analysis of incendiary devices. This course exceeds USFA FESHE National Standards for Fire Investigation II.

    Prerequisite(s): FSCI 2235  with a C or better or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
    Formerly: FOSC 2237
Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 2502 - Building Construction Structural Technology


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    This course provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies. This course meets USFA FESHE national core curriculum standards.

    Prerequisite(s): Must be eligible to enroll in  ENGL 1001  and MATH 1021  and/or consent of the Dean, Division of Health Sciences and Business Technology.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 2920 - Selected Topics


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    An examination of topics significant to the understanding of Fire Science. Course content varies: may be taken twice for credit.

    Articulation: Fire Service Instructor I & II certificates or Telecommunicator I & II certificates.

    Prerequisite(s): FSCI 1001  or PBSA 1001  with a C or better or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FSCI 2921 - Selected Topics


    Lec. 1; Cr. 1

    An examination of topics significant to the understanding of Fire Science. Course content varies: may be taken twice for credit.

    Prerequisite(s): FSCI 1001  or PBSA 1001  with a C or better or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 1
  
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    FSCI 2922 - Selected Topics


    Lec. 2; Cr. 2

    An examination of topics significant to the understanding of Fire Science. Course content varies: may be taken twice for credit.

    Prerequisite(s): FSCI 1001  or PBSA 1001  with a C or better or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 2
  
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    FSCI 2924 - Selected Topics


    Lec. 4; Cr. 4

    An examination of topics significant to the understanding of Fire Science. Course content varies: may be taken twice for credit.

Cr.: 4
  
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    FSCI 2990 - Practicum in Fire Science


    Ind. Study 60; Cr. 6

    A structured program of individualized work experience in fire science, environmental technology, forensic science, or occupational safety and health technology with a participating employer. Each student will work with a coordinator or faculty member from the Division of Health Sciences and Business Technology. The student’s experience will be related to academic studies and must contribute significantly to professional development. A minimum of 60 clock hours of work are required for each hour of academic credit. Arrangements must be made prior to registration, including acceptance of initial proposal and credit hour assignment. A written final report must be submitted. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours. Grading will be pass/fail.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least 24 credit hours to include college-level mathematics, college-level English, FSCI 1001  or PBSA 1001  with a C or better and recommendation from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 6
  
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    PBSA 2100 - Computer Applications in Emergency Services


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    An introduction to computer applications and the use of software packages such as operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, web design and emergency incident management software that can be utilized by emergency service organizations to function more effectively and efficiently.

    Prerequisite(s): FSCI 1001  or PBSA 1001  with a C or better or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
    Formerly: FSCI 2100
Cr.: 3

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    FOSC 2230 - Introduction to Forensic Science


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Applications of the concepts of natural science to criminal investigation.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for MATH 1015  / MATH 1021  and/or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FOSC 2231 - Crime Scene Photography


    Lec. 2; Lab. 1; Cr. 3

    General crime scene photography techniques for homicide scenes, autopsies, suicides, other dead-body scenes, assaults, burglaries, and injuries. Discussion includes latest methods of photographic documentation and equipment required for close-up photography and techniques when photographing evidence such as fingerprints, impressions, bloodstains and other evidence requiring close-up or copy photography. Includes how to select equipment, technical photography (exposure, depth-of-field, and focus), and flash and available-light photography. Course includes hands-on-exercises.

    Prerequisite(s): FOSC 2230  with a “C” or better and/or permission from Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean, Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FOSC 2232 - Forensic Digital Imaging and Photography


    Lec. 2, Lab. 1; Cr. 3

    The forensic photography course is designed to provide hands-on instruction to both new and experienced digital camera users. Additionally, this course meets the need of those individuals working in the forensic field who require the use of a digital camera as part of their job description. This course is designed to turn the student into a competent digital photographer. Student must supply their own digital camera.

    Prerequisite(s): FOSC 2230  and CPS 1001 with a “C” or better and/or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FOSC 2233 - Physical Evidence


    Lec. 2; Lab. 1; Cr. 3

    Scientific analysis and examination of physical evidence with emphasis on scientific investigation, recognition, collection and preservation of evidence. Fingerprints, shoe prints, tool marks, firearms identification, paint chips and arson.

    Prerequisite(s): FOSC 2230  with a grade of “C” or better, co-enrollment with FOSC 2230, and/or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FOSC 2234 - Fingerprints Recovery, Classification and Preservation


    Lec. 2; Lab. 1 Cr. 3

    This course presents the fundamentals of fingerprinting and the problems of developing latent prints, preservation of evidence, and the chain of evidence.

    Prerequisite(s): FOSC 2230  with a grade of “C” or better and/or permission from the Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FOSC 2236 - Biological Evidence


    Lec. 2; Lab. 1; Cr. 3

    The scientific analysis and examination of biological evidence with emphasis on collection and preservation of evidence. Topics discussed include blood, drugs, blood alcohol, hairs and fibers, and topics of special interest in evidence technology.

    Pre- or Co-requisite(s): FOSC 2230  with a grade of “C” or better, co-enrollment with FOSC 2230 , and/or permission from Coordinator of Public Protection and Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FOSC 2238 - Crime Scene Computer Sketching


    Lec. 2; Lab. 1; Cr. 3

    This course will provide the student with a basic working knowledge of using Microsoft Visio and/or Cad Zone software to create professional crime scene sketches. Topics to be covered will include basic electronic sketch; creating and saving sketching; working with shapes; working with text; using templates; data included in a crime scene sketching; taking measurements of a mock indoor and outdoor crime scene; and sketching a mock indoor and outdoor crime scene.

    Prerequisite(s): FOSC 2230  and CPS 1001  with a “C” or better and/or permission from Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FOSC 2239 - Crime Scene Investigation


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    Procedures and technology required to process crime scenes including how to protect a crime scene, collect information, search for, collect, and preserve physical and biological evidence, and conduct field tests. Practical experience in evidence collection and crime scene sketching and processing.

    Prerequisite(s): FOSC 2230  or CJ 1107  with a “C” or better, co-enrolled with FOSC 2230  or CJ 1107 , and/or permission of Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FOSC 2240 - Crime Scene Management


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    This course is the capstone course for Technical Diploma in Forensic Science: Crime Scene Management. In this course, each student will demonstrate their understanding of the fundamental theories of physical evidence, practically applied; and the legal consideration involved in its collection, preservation, and presentation in court. The student will discover that the solution of crime focus increasingly upon discovery of various forms of physical evidence at crime scenes and subsequent scientific analysis. The student will be able to effectively communicate the importance of being aware of physical evidence at all incidents to emergency service first responders, and understand the need for those responders to be skilled in the recognition and preservation of physical evidence for laboratory processing. This capstone course will culminate with a practical exercise whereby the class will utilize a team approach at a realistic crime scene. Team members will present all their findings the following day to a District Attorney, Senior Arson Investigator, and a Criminalist who will critique their work. This will be a true judge of how well the students have learned the skills and techniques given in the forensic science program.

    Prerequisite(s): FOSC 2230 , FOSC 2231 , FOSC 2233 , FOSC 2234 , and FOSC 2241  with a grade of “C” or better or the consent of the Dean, Division of Health Sciences and Business Technology.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FOSC 2241 - Impression Analysis


    Lec. 2; Lab. 1; Cr. 3

    In this course, the student will be educated and trained to identify, document, and recover three-dimensional evidence (i.e. footwear prints, tire tracks, tool marks, bite marks, palm prints, fingerprints, etc.) from crime scenes. As in the previous courses, evaluation of photography assignments as well as written and practical examinations will function as assessment tools for student performance.

    Prerequisite(s): FOSC 2230  with a grade of “C” or better and/or permission from Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FOSC 2242 - Chemical, Biological and Radiological Evidence Collection


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    This course introduces students to sampling and evidence collection related to potential chemical, biological, and radiological materials. Covering the principles, techniques, and equipment used in site surveillance, investigation, and evidence collection, the course includes a series of lecture/video sessions, followed by demonstration of sampling equipment and practical exercises.

    Prerequisite(s): FOSC 2230  and FOSC 2239  or CJ 2151  with a “C” or better and/or permission from Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FOSC 2920 - Selected Topics


    Lec. 3; Cr. 3

    An examination of topics significant to the understanding of forensic science. Course content varies; may be taken twice for credit.

    Prerequisite(s): FOSC 2230  with a “C” or better and/or permission from Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 3
  
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    FOSC 2921 - Selected Topics


    Lec. 1; Cr. 1

    An examination of topics significant to the understanding of forensic science. Course content varies; may be taken twice for credit.

    Prerequisite(s): FOSC 2230  with a “C” or better and/or permission from Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 1
  
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    FOSC 2922 - Selected Topics


    Lec. 2; Cr. 2

    An examination of topics significant to the understanding of forensic science. Course content varies; may be taken twice for credit.

    Prerequisite(s): FOSC 2230  with a “C” or better and/or permission from Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 2
  
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    FOSC 2924 - Selected Topics


    Lec. 4; Cr. 4

    An examination of topics significant to the understanding of forensic science. Course content varies; may be taken twice for credit.

    Prerequisite(s): FOSC 2230  with a “C” or better and/or permission from Coordinator of Public Protection & Safety or Dean of Liberal Arts.
Cr.: 4
  
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    FOSC 2990 - Practicum in Forensic Science


    Ind. Study 60; Cr. 3

    A structured program of individualized work experience in forensic science with a participating employer. Each student will work with a coordinator or faculty member from the Division of Health Sciences and Business Technology. The student’s experience will be related to academic studies and must contribute significantly to professional development. A minimum of 60 clock hours of work are required for each hour of academic credit. Arrangement must be made prior to registration, including acceptance of initial proposal and credit hour assignment. A written final report must be submitted. Course may be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours. Grading will be pass/fail.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least 24 hours of approval of the Dean, Division of Health Sciences and Business Technology.
Cr.: 3
 

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