Dec 10, 2019  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Course Descriptions


All undergraduate courses offered by the university are listed. Not all of the courses listed are offered within a single academic year. A listing of the courses offered during a given semester is available online before preregistration each semester.

Note: This catalogue has been amended per a 2016 UNCW Faculty Senate decision to retroactively remove the Thematic Transdisciplinary Cluster requirement from the University Studies program. Students who wish to complete a cluster may do so, however, completion of a cluster is no longer required. Course description references to Thematic Transdisciplinary Clusters apply to students who choose to complete a cluster.

Trial Courses

Academic departments may offer special trial courses during the fall and spring semesters on a one-time basis without adding them to their regular departmental offerings. A second trial offering, if additional data are essential, must be within two regular semesters of the first. Numbers designating these special courses are 292 and 492. Descriptive information on trial courses does not appear in the catalogue but is on file in the Office of the Registrar.

Sequenced Courses

A hyphen connecting courses (e.g., 201-202) indicates that the first course in the sequence must be satisfactorily completed prior to registration in the second course of the sequence. When course numbers are separated by a comma (e.g., 201, 202), the first course is not necessarily prerequisite to those following. 

Online Courses

The university currently offers a variety of online courses, and two degree programs, the RN to B.S. option in nursing and Bachelor of Science in clinical research (CLR), are delivered totally online. Such courses are so designated in the Class Schedule and are open to both on- and off-campus students. Students interested in these programs should consult the online courses Web site http://www.uncw.edu/online.

Credits and Class Meetings

Unless specifically indicated at the end of the course description, the number of hours a class meets each week is the same as the credit hour value of the course. The semester hours credit for each course is indicated in parentheses immediately below the title of the course. For example, if three hours of credit may be earned, the credit is indicated as follows: (3). In variable credit courses, the minimum and maximum hours are shown as follows: (1-3).

Course Prefixes

The prefixes used to designate courses are abbreviations of the names of departments or fields of study within departments, as shown below:

 

French

   •  FRH 439 - Masterpieces of French Prose Fiction
   •  FRH 448 - French Theatre and Performance
   •  FRH 470 - French Women Writers
   •  FRH 485 - Seminar in French Cinema
   •  FRH 491 - Directed Individual Study
   •  FRH 494 - French Study Abroad III
   •  FRH 495 - Seminar in French Literature
   •  FRH 498 - Internship in French
   •  FRH 499 - Honors Work in French

First-Year Seminar

   •  UNI 101 - First-Year Seminar
   •  UNI 110 - Leadership and Service Seminar
   •  UNI 120 - Civic Engagement for Pre-Health Students
   •  UNI 201 - Transfer Seminar

Geography

   •  GGY 130 - Introduction to Physical Geography
   •  GGY 140 - Introduction to Human Geography
   •  GGY 180 - World Geography I
   •  GGY 181 - World Geography II
   •  GGY 205 - Practical Methods in Geography
   •  GGY 210 - Geography of the Global Economy
   •  GGY 215 - The Digital Globe
   •  GGY 220 - Cartography
   •  GGY 222 - Quantitative Methods in Earth Sciences
   •  GGY 230 - Introduction to Weather and Climate
   •  GGY 235 - Principles of Hydrology
   •  GGY 255 - Geography of the Middle East
   •  GGY 270 - Principles of Land Use Planning
   •  GGY 280 - Special Topics in Geography
   •  GGY 282 - Geography of North Carolina
   •  GGY 317 - Urban Geography
   •  GGY 328 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
   •  GGY 333 - Applied Climatology
   •  GGY 335 - Geomorphology
   •  GGY 340 - Population, Resources, and the Environment
   •  GGY 345 - The Geography of Food
   •  GGY 346 - The Geography of U.S. Race Relations
   •  GGY 360 - Tourism and the Environment
   •  GGY 382 - Regional Geography of the United States
   •  GGY 383 - Geography of the Caribbean
   •  GGY 384 - Caribbean Field Experience
   •  GGY 385 - Regional Geography of Europe
   •  GGY 386 - Geography of Latin America
   •  GGY 420 - Global Climate Change
   •  GGY 422 - Remote Sensing in Environmental Analysis
   •  GGY 424 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems
   •  GGY 426 - Environmental Geographic Information Systems
   •  GGY 428 - Advanced Remote Sensing
   •  GGY 432 - Biogeography
   •  GGY 433 - Weather Analysis and Forecasting
   •  GGY 435 - Environmental Geography
   •  GGY 436 - Ice Age Earth
   •  GGY 437 - Soils in the Earth Sciences
   •  GGY 439 - Paleoclimatology
   •  GGY 473 - Regional and Environmental Land Use Plan
   •  GGY 480 - Advanced Topics in Geography
   •  GGY 491 - Directed Individual Study
   •  GGY 495 - Senior Seminar
   •  GGY 498 - Internship in Applied Geography
   •  GGY 499 - Honors Work in Geography

Geology

   •  GLY 101 - Principles of Geology
   •  GLY 120 - Environmental Geology
   •  GLY 125 - Natural Disasters
   •  GLY 131 - Dinosaurs
   •  GLY 132 - The Earth Through Time
   •  GLY 135 - Prehistoric Life
   •  GLY 171 - Applied Physical Geology
   •  GLY 200 - Methods in Geology
   •  GLY 201 - Mineralogy
   •  GLY 205 - Earth Materials
   •  GLY 220 - Field Methods in Environmental Sciences
   •  GLY 226 - Principles of Hydrology
   •  GLY 240 - Geology of North Carolina
   •  GLY 280 - Special Topics in Geology
   •  GLY 310 - General Petrology
   •  GLY 311 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
   •  GLY 331 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
   •  GLY 335 - Geomorphology
   •  GLY 337 - Invertebrate Paleontology
   •  GLY 340 - Regional Geology of North America
   •  GLY 390 - Field Methods in Geosciences
   •  GLY 402 - Advanced Mineralogy
   •  GLY 416 - Sedimentary Petrology
   •  GLY 420 - Global Climate Change
   •  GLY 426 - Geohydrology
   •  GLY 439 - Paleoclimatology
   •  GLY 441 - Structural Geology
   •  GLY 443 - Tectonics
   •  GLY 445 - Sedimentary Basin Analysis
   •  GLY 450 - Geological Oceanography
   •  GLY 460 - Advanced Stratigraphy
   •  GLY 465 - Introduction to Geophysics
   •  GLY 470 - Field Course in Geology
   •  GLY 471 - Techniques in Applied Geology
   •  GLY 472 - Introduction to Geochemistry
   •  GLY 473 - Isotope Geochemistry
   •  GLY 480 - Advanced Topics in Geology
   •  GLY 489 - Contemporary Issues in Geoscience
   •  GLY 491 - Directed Individual Study
   •  GLY 495 - Senior Seminar
   •  GLY 498 - Internship in Geology
   •  GLY 499 - Honors Work in Geology
 

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