2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Sep 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook

TN eCampus


Columbia State along with other Tennessee Board of Regents institutions, participates in online course offerings through TN eCampus.  The online education offered through TN eCampus mirrors the same education offered at the physical campus locations.  All campuses in the partnership are regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), while several programs have national accreditation status.

Students can be enrolled in TN eCampus and traditionally structured classes at the same time; however TN eCampus courses have an additional per-credit-hour fee in addition of Columbia State course fees.  Courses are entirely online and are completely transferable among all the participating institutions.  Many instructors are located at campuses across the state and may require you to take your mid-term and final exams at an approved proctor site, such as your home school's testing center.

All TN eCampus courses are accessed through D2L, a start-of-the-art, yet user-friendly online learning management system.  Before the semester starts, take some time to become acquainted with D2L features and tools that you'll be using on a regular basis.  Online learning requires that you possess certain skills, behavior, study habits, computer equipment and discipline in order to be successful.

For more information, visit www.tnecampus.org or contact our TN eCampus student liaison located in Warf 128 on the Columbia Campus 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Monday - Friday or tnecampus@columbiastate.edu.

TN eCampus courses offered via Columbia State: 

Courses

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    ACCT 2321 - Intermediate Accounting I


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course is an in-depth study of the conceptual framework of accounting theory and the preparation of financial statements and financial disclosures. Topics may include income measurement and profitability analysis, time value of money, cash and receivables, measurement and valuation of inventory and cost of goods sold, and accounting for plant assets and intangibles.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1020  
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    ACCT 2341 - Cost Accounting


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course introduces the student to the processes used to prepare cost accounting information for decision making in internal operations.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1020  
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    ACCT 2382 - Accounting Systems Applications


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course presents the process of setting up and maintaining an accounting information system using computerized accounting software.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1010  
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    ADMN 1308 - Office Procedures


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course covers job functions that are common to most offices, including scheduling appointments, processing incoming/outgoing communications and using telecommunications systems/services to accomplish tasks and follow procedures. The course is designed to teach problem-solving and creative thinking from the perspective of an administrative office manager while maintaining the principles of human relations, ethics, and legal perspectives.

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    ALH 1000 - Careers in Healthcare


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course is designed to explore different careers in healthcare which require skilled healthcare professionals and practitioners. Discussion will include places of employment, educational requirements, licensures, occupational descriptions and career opportunities.

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    BIOL 1430 - Nutrition


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    A study of nutrients and their relationship to human growth, development and maintenance. Special emphasis is given to the role of foods and the nutrients they contain, with regard to the physiological, psychological, and sociological well being of the individual. Practical analysis of food records and application of nutritional knowledge will be included.

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    BIOL 1510 - Environmental Science I


    Credits: 4

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course is a study of environmental problems at global, national and local levels. A scientific approach is applied to understanding environmental concepts using hands-on field experiences.

    Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory placement test scores or completion of all Competencies in Learning Support Reading, Writing, and Math.
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    BIOL 1520 - Environmental Science II


    Credits: 4

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course is a study of environmental problems at global, national and local levels. Laboratory emphasis is on local field experiences.

    Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory placement test scores or completion of all Competencies in Learning Support Reading, Writing, and Math.
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    BUSN 1340 - Small Business Management


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course is a study of the techniques of organizing and operating a small business, which includes development of the business plan, finance options, management or hum, resources, the firm's assets, and risk global opportunities and exit strategies.

    Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory placement test scores or completion of all Competencies in Learning Support Reading, Writing, and Math.
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    BUSN 1370 - Spreadsheet Applications


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course is designed to develop skills with spreadsheet software. Use and design of spreadsheets for practical business applications and business problem solving will be an integral part of this course.

    Prerequisite(s): No course prerequisites or co-requisites are required. However, basic file management and minimal familiarity with the elements of the new Microsoft Office interface are required knowledge for this course and are included at the beginning of the textbook. These chapters will not be covered within the course. It is highly recommended that students review these chapters as they will give a foundation for what will be expected in this course.
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    BUSN 2320 - Business Finance


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course examines financial principles which may include financial statement analysis, risk and return relationships, time value of money, valuation of assets, capital budgeting and working capital management.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1010 , ACCT 1020  
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    CHEM 1010 - Introductory Chemistry I with Lab


    Credits: 4

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    CHEM 1010, is intended to satisfy the chemistry requirement for several career programs, and satisfy part of the general education science requirement.

    Prerequisite(s): If students do not test into college level math, they must take the co-requisite math courses at the same time or prior to taking CHEM 1010. In addition, basic computer skills are required to be successful in an online course.
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    CHEM 1020 - Introductory Chemistry II with Lab


    Credits: 4

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    CHEM 1020 is intended to satisfy the chemistry requirement for several career programs, and satisfy part of the general education science requirement.

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1010  
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    CHEM 1040 - Introduction to General Chemistry


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    The course will develop a variety of chemistry topics including nuclear chemistry; redox reactions and electrochemistry; the structure and nomenclature for organic compounds; the nature and properties of plastics and polymers; the nature and properties of drugs; the nature and properties of biochemical molecules especially fats and oils, carbohydrates, and proteins and their relationship to nutrition; and the nature and properties of DNA and RNA and their relationship to heredity. These topics are developed on an as needed basis in order to deal with a variety of societal issues.

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    CITC 1302 - Introduction to Networking


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    A broad-based course that provides an overview of computer networking. Topics will include network models, protocols and services, media and topologies, devices and tools, network management and network security. This course may align with the outcomes of industry certification.

    Prerequisite(s): Students should be able to use their computers and access the Internet. In addition to browsing the web, students should have a basic understanding of computers and be able to send email.
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    CITC 1310 - Programming I


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course introduces the basic concepts of programming, problem solving, programming logic, and design techniques using an object-oriented language. The topics covered include the language syntax, functions, return types, and objects found in a current object-oriented programming language.

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    CITC 1311 - Programming II


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course is a continuation of CITC 1310 - Programming I. It introduces the student to object oriented programming. Topics include class creation, methods, events, inheritance, objects and error handling.

    Prerequisite(s): CITC 1310  or permission of instructor
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    CITC 1312 - Introduction to .Net Programming


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    A study of object-oriented programming through the use and practical application of the C# language. Topics include classes, objects, methods, GUI programming, graphics, databases, XML, web pages and internet.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of a basic computer literacy course or permission of instructor. You should also work well independently; be self motivated and computer savvy, and have the ability to troubleshoot your own computer problems. Any programming experience is helpful, but not necessary.
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    CITC 1313 - .Net Programming


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This is a course in basic .NET programming language. Topics include basic concepts of programming, problem-solving, programming logic and design techniques of an object-oriented language. The course also includes types, classes, inheritance, arrays, collections, delegates, events and debugging. Must also work well independently, be self-motivated and computer savvy, and have the ability to troubleshoot computer problems. Any computer programming experience is helpful, but not necessary.

    Prerequisite(s): INFS 1010  or permission of instructor. Must also work well independently, be self-motivated and computer savvy, and have the ability to troubleshoot computer problems. Any computer programming experience is helpful, but not necessary.
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    CITC 1318 - Data Structure


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course covers the basic fundamental principles of data structures. It uses a programming language to implement a variety of data structures. Topics will include recursion, containers, vectors, pointers, dynamic memory, stacks, queues, and lists with or without iterators. User-designed classes are implemented.

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    CITC 1330 - Microsoft Desktop Operating Systems


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, manage and troubleshoot computers running current Microsoft desktop operating systems. Upon successfully completing this course, the student will be academically prepared for a current core Microsoft desktop operating examination.

    Prerequisite(s): INFS 1010  
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    CITC 1360 - Computer Graphics and Animation


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    The objective of this course is to help the student develop some facility in the use of graphics editing software and graphics creation software. The course will cover basic concepts in image development and graphics manipulation.

    Prerequisite(s): Students should understand basic computer operation and file management as well as how to compress or zip a series of files.
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    COM 1010 - Basic Web Design


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    Presents the principles for planning well-designed web pages and websites. The course explores the factors that affect web layout and design such as organization, navigation, usability, accessibility, typography, graphics and color.

    Prerequisite(s): Basic computing and keyboarding skills.
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    CRMJ 1311 - Criminal Law


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course examines the emergence of criminal law, criminal penalties and how law is used to regulate human behavior. The study of substantive law, which defines the elements, rights and responsibilities of law, will constitute the primary learning focus.

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    CRMJ 1350 - Criminal Justice Career Planning


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course is designed to acquaint students with careers in criminal justice, and develop marketable skills to prepare them for the overall process of securing employment. Learn about needed knowledge, skills and abilities for criminal justice occupations, and enhance their communication and problem solving skills. Students will complete job searches, employment applications, and interview practitioners in the field. Students will be exposed to requirements for completing a background investigation, and be required to complete pre-employment forms. Students will develop a career portfolio and be required to complete mock employment interviews.

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    CRMJ 2332 - Drug Identification and Effects


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    A study of the fundamentals needed for identifying both the appearance and effects of controlled substances. Students receive guides to controlled substances; their color, trade names and drug codes. Topics include a critical examination of the physiological, sociological and legal aspects of drug abuse and the many complexities which have developed as a direct or indirect result of drug abuse in society.

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    CRMJ 2390 - Probation and Parole


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    A study of the supervision of offenders in the community, including history, philosophy, legal foundations, strategies, professional roles and contemporary models, programs and services.

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    ECED 2312 - Administration of Early Childhood Programs


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    A study of organization and administrative practices applicable to the child care center. Topics of special consideration include leadership, enrollment and public relations, staff management, financial management, facilities, regulations, parent relations, and program development.

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    ECED 2330 - Infant and Toddler Care


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course is a study of the care and education of infants and toddlers, birth to age three in group settings (i.e., childcare center, family childcare home, Early Head Start). Topics include rationales and strategies for supporting the whole child including cognitive, language, social-emotional and physical development in a safe, responsive environment. The course emphasis is on relationship-based care and education with special attention to the unique environmental aspects of programs for the child under three.

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    ECED 2340 - Family Dynamics and Community Involvement


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    A study of the role of the family and community in the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth of the child ages birth through eight. Topics include the benefits of and strategies for developing positive, reciprocal relationships with families in an early childhood setting. Field experiences required.

    Prerequisite(s): ECED 2315  
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    ECED 2360 - Development of Exceptional Children


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    A study of the practices that early childhood professionals can apply to develop a more inclusive and accessible environment for all children ages birth through eight. It provides students with skills to include children of all abilities through appropriate arrangement of the environment. The course includes strategies for developing strong relationships with families and community agencies. Field experiences required.

    Prerequisite(s): ECED 2320 , ECED 2340  
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    ECED 2370 - Developmental Assessment Methods


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    Course assessment for children from birth to eight years of age. Both formal and informal instruments will be discussed emphasizing tools that can be effectively used by teachers of young children. Considerations in choosing, administering, and reporting results of assessments will also be addressed. Field experiences required.

    Prerequisite(s): ECED 2320  
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    ECED 2380 - Language and Literacy in Early Childhood


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    The course focuses on the research-based principles and practices for providing young children (birth through age eight) with a strong foundation in language and literacy using a developmentally appropriate approach. Field experiences required.

    Prerequisite(s): ECED 2315  
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    ECED 2385 - Math and Science in Early Childhood


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    A course covering the standards, principles, and practices in teaching mathematics and science to young children ages birth through eight. The course emphasizes the development of an integrated math and science curriculum that includes appropriate content, processes, environment and materials, and child-centered choices. Field experience is required.

    Prerequisite(s): ECED 2315  
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    EDU 1100 - Cross-listed with INFS 1010


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course involves exploration of terminology and procedures related to the integration of technology across the curriculum for multiple disciplines and grade levels.

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    EDU 1120 - Introduction to Teaching


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    An introduction to teaching and to applications of technology which will assist in effective learning within the school environment. Experience will be gained in the development and use of instructional applications including computers and educational software. Some field experience required.

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    EDUC 2120 - Introduction to Special Education


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    A study of the characteristics and needs of children with special needs and/or disabilities with an emphasis on legislation, programs, services and best practices in the educational setting. Field experiences are required.

    Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory placement test scores or completion of all Competencies in Learning Support Reading, and Writing.
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    ENGL 0810 - Writing Support for English Composition I


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This co-requisite course addresses the TBR-approved writing competencies, including instruction in the writing process, purpose, audience, organization, support, language skills, grammar, and punctuation. Final grades of A, B, C or F will be assigned. There are no D grades in this class. This class will post to your transcript and may affect financial aid.

    Corequisite(s): ENGL 1010  
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    ENGL 2035 - Introduction to Fiction


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course provides the opportunity, through reading, discussion, and short projects, to analyze short stories and a novel in terms of their literary characteristics. This course is designed to give students experience in reading and interpreting literature.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020  
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    ENGL 2045 - Introduction to Literature


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    Reading and analysis of a variety of literary types as forms of cultural and creative expression; emphasizes themes and experiences common to human existence; specific topics are determined by the instructor, but the focus is on literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020  
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    ENGL 2116 - Writing for the Web


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    Topics include critiques of current Web pages, how to convert business documents into web content that is fresh, and essential skills for 21st century business writing.

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    ENGL 2120 - Modern American Literature


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    A survey of American masterpieces from the Civil War to the present.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020  
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    ENGL 2210 - Early British Literature


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    English Masterpieces I is a survey of major and minor works from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Neoclassical periods of British literature.  Students will examine the fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction of these periods with respect to the literary forms and characteristics of each period, as well as to the societal, cultural, philosophical, and historical forces that influenced their development. 

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010   and ENGL 1020 .
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    ENGL 2220 - Modern British Literature


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    English Masterpieces II is a survey of major and minor works from the Romantic, Victorian, and Contemporary periods of British literature.  Students will examine the fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction of these periods with respect to the literary forms and characteristics of each period, as well as to the societal, cultural, philosophical, and historical forces that influenced their development courses.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020 .
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    GEOL 1030 - Survey of Geology with Lab


    Credits: 4

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    A study of the composition of rocks and minerals, landscape development, earthquakes, the earth's interior and exterior weather and climate, the nature of mountains and their development, and the drift of the continental and ocean crusted plates.

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    HIMT 1300 - Medical Terminology


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
     

    Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory placement test scores or completion of all Competencies in Learning Support Reading and Writing.
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    HIST 2060 - African American History


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course will examine the history of Africans and their descendants in the United States from the end of the Civil War to the present, investigating topics from emancipation to the ongoing struggle for Civil Rights. Connections between this history and the issues and concerns facing all Americans in the present will be explored. Students will be asked to acquire factual information but the mere memorization of facts is less important than the analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of those historical facts.

    Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory placement test scores or completion of all Competencies in Learning Support Reading, Writing, and Math.
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    HLSC 2100 - Wellness Concepts and Practices


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    Stressing individual responsibility for achieving optimal well-being, this course emphasizes preventive health practices which promote healthful lifestyles and reduce risk factors associated with disease.

    This course does not meet the new Social Sciences requirement.

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    HSC 190 - Introduction to Human Pathophysiology


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course is designed to assist the student in understanding the relationship of normal body functioning and the physiologic changes that occur as a result of disease processes, as well as how the body compensates for those changes brought about by disease. All body systems are explored. These courses must be taken before pathophysiology so that the student has a basic understanding of normal body functioning in order to be able to relate the changes that occur as a result of disease.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2020  
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    MATH 0810 - Learning Support for Introductory Statistics


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This co-requisite course contains topics which directly support the content in MATH 1530 - Probability and Statistics. It contains the five TBR approved mathematical competencies which include: the study of real numbers and operations, operations with algebraic expressions, graph analysis, equations solving, modeling and critical thinking. Note: This course is equivalent to MATH 0530 Support Course for Probability and Statistics.

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    MATH 2050 - Calculus Based Probability and Statistics


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course is an introduction to probability and statistics. Data analysis, probability and statistical inference are introduced in this course. The inference material covers means, proportions, and variances for one and two samples, one-way ANOVA, regression and correlation, and chi-square analysis.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1830  or MATH 1910  
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    MUS 1002 - Fundamentals of Music Theory


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    A college-level course designed to introduce the basic fundamentals of reading music and music theory for students with little prior experience. The course may be required for students with insufficient background; used as an elective for non-music majors. It may not be used to satisfy music theory requirements for programs requiring music theory.

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    PHED 1140 - Walking for Fitness


    Credits: 2

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    A course designed to improve each student's level of cardiovascular fitness without the possible risks sometimes associated with higher intensity exercise. The ROCKPORT FITNESS WALKING TEST will be utilized in order to design individualized walking programs based on existing levels of cardiovascular fitness.

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    PHIL 2430 - Philosophy of Religion


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    Philosophical examination of religion; issues include the existence and nature of God, relationship between faith and reason, and challenges to religious belief. Throughout history individuals have pondered whether or not God exists. Many consider it the most important question that can be asked. The reason? As Mortimer Adler, a well-known philosopher, points out, "More consequences for thought and action follow from the affirmation or denial of God than from answering any other basic question. " In this class, we will address philosophical issues as they relate to God's existence or absence. One of the first issues to be examined will be the relationship between faith and reason in religious belief. Next, we will examine the major challenges to theism (e.g., the problem of evil) and provide potential responses to these difficulties. This will be followed by a discussion of reasons for belief in God: classical arguments, religious experience, pragmatic reasons, and the like. The course provides a platform for serious discussion of these fundamental issues. In becoming familiar with the philosophical issues surrounding their religious beliefs, students typically find their positions strengthened and confirmed.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1010  
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    PHIL 2640 - Science and the Modern World


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    A study of the nature of science and the relationship between science and other areas of modern life including religion, ethics, and politics.

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    PHYS 1030 - Survey of Physics with Lab


    Credits: 4

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This is an introductory physics course for nonscience and non-engineering majors. Emphasis is placed on understanding the nature of physics and applying basic physics concepts in one's everyday life experience and work. The use of mathematics is limited to basic algebraic manipulations required to understand and apply physics concepts. Topics covered include mechanical motion, energy, temperature and heat, fluids, electricity, magnetism, wave motion and light.

    Prerequisite(s): The student should have the mathematical competence level necessary to perform basic algebraic manipulations required to solve for an unknown variable in an algebraic equation: operations involving decimal fractions, ratios, percentages and scientific notation; and vector addition using graphical methods.
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    PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus Physics I with Lab


    Credits: 4

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    An introductory, non-calculus online course in general physics including: mechanics, work and energy, rotation and vibration, wave motion, fluids and sound.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1720  
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    PHYS 2020 - Non-Calculus Physics II with Lab


    Credits: 4

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    A non-calculus based course covering electricity and magnetism, optics, relativity, quantum and atomic physics.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2010  
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    PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I with Lab


    Credits: 4

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    The first half of a two-semester, calculus-based course intended primarily for students in science, mathematics, engineering and other technical fields. Competence with technology tools is also necessary.

    Corequisite(s): PHYS 2010  
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    PHYS 2120 - Calculus-Based Physics II with Lab


    Credits: 4

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    The second half of a two-semester, calculus-based course intended primarily for students in science, mathematics, engineering and other technical fields. Competence with technology tools is also necessary.

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2010  PHYS 2110  
    Corequisite(s) or Prerequisite(s): MATH 1920  
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    POLS 2050 - Comparative World Politics


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course is an introduction to the sub-field of comparative politics. Comparative politics examines the world's different political systems by comparing and contrasting different aspects of them. This process of comparison and contrast is meant to lead to formation of generalizations which can used to understand a wide range of political phenomena.

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    PSCI 1010 - Principles of Physical Science with Lab


    Credits: 4

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    Designed for the non-science major to partially fulfill general education requirements in the physical sciences. This course includes a study of three fundamental components of physical sciences: Newtonian mechanics; linear motion, momentum, energy, gravity, and satellite motion; fluid mechanics; thermodynamics including thermal energy and heat transfer; electricity, magnetism; waves, sound and light waves, the properties of light, and atomic structure to establish a base in which the non-science student can view nature more perceptively. It is designed to correct a missing essential in the sciences, the practice of conceptualizing before calculating.

    Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory placement test scores or completion of all Competencies in Learning Support Reading, Writing, and Math.
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    PSCI 1020 - Principles of Earth/Space with Lab


    Credits: 4

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    The second course of a two-semester sequence designed for the non-science major to fulfill general education requirements in the laboratory-based physical sciences. This course includes a study of three fundamental components of the physical sciences: (1) Chemistry: Structure of the atom, the atomic nucleus, periodic table, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, acids, bases, molecular mixing, and organic chemistry. (2) Earth Science: Rocks, minerals, Earth's internal properties, water, surface properties, the atmosphere, oceans, and the weather. (3) Astronomy: Our solar system and the relation to the universe. This course is designed to correct a missing essential in the sciences, the practice of conceptualizing before calculating.

    Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory placement test scores or completion of all Competencies in Learning Support Reading, Writing, and Math.

     

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    PSYC 2220 - The Psychology of Human Sexuality


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    A study to develop an understanding of the physical, mental, emotional, social, and psychological phase of human relationships to better understand the problems and responsibilities of being male or female and realizing one's decisions affect one's mental and emotional health.

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    READ 0810 - Reading Support for Communications


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This co-requisite course, Reading Support for Speech, contains topics that directly support the Speech course and covers the Tennessee Board of Regents approved reading competencies. These competencies consist of the following skills and strategies: Determining stated and implied main ideas, recognizing supporting details, identifying organizational patterns, using context to develop vocabulary, and reading critically as well as strategically.

    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite of ACT Reading score 13-18 or equivalent.
    Corequisite(s): COMM 2025  
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    TELC 2010 - Survey of Exceptionalities and Diversity


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course will enable instructors to identify psychological, physical, educational, medical, behavioral and learning characteristics and needs of individuals with various disabilities, as well as working with students from diverse cultural, social, ethnic and racial backgrounds. It will also include information regarding the modification and adaptation of instruction as it relates to ADA in order to fit individual needs and learning styles. This course will also enable the instructor to develop individualized educational programs with the principles of normalization and the least restrictive environment.

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    TELC 2011 - Teaching and Learning with Technology in the School Setting


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course will address the "Tennessee Statement of Education Teacher Licensure Standards for Professional Education. " It will assist instructors in examining various issues related to teaching with Internet technology and resources, as well as, learning to evaluate and integrate this technology into "teaching" and "learning" online and on-ground. In addition, this course will assist instructors in locating curriculum resources that will support and enhance instruction. The primary focus of this course will address Standards # 4, 6, and 11 of the Tennessee Teacher Licensure Standards for Teaching Strategies, Communication, and Technology.

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    TELC 2012 - Teachers as Agents of Change


    Credits: 3

    Course only offered through TN eCampus
    This course is designed for those students working in a public school environment on the Professional Occupational license or one of the Alternative licenses. It is designed to provide an overview of current issues, trends, and problems that are commonplace to teaching in public school settings. Students will engage in analytic learning experiences which focus on: a) teaching in urban, suburban and rural settings; b) meeting the needs of diverse student populations; c) historical, sociological and philosophical aspects of education in a diverse society; d) legal, financial, equality/inequality of access and resources; e) governance issues related to public schooling in the U.S.; f) developing knowledge and skills regarding professionalism, national and state initiatives, effective teaching, and licensure, and g) action research to improve current practice



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