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:

 

Biology

   •  BIO 311 - Terrestrial Botany
   •  BIO 312 - Marine Botany
   •  BIO 313 - Marine Phycology
   •  BIO 314 - Mycology
   •  BIO 315 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
   •  BIO 316 - Vertebrate Embryology
   •  BIO 318 - Invertebrate Zoology
   •  BIO 320 - Immunology
   •  BIO 325 - Molecular Biology of the Cell
   •  BIO 335 - Genetics
   •  BIO 340 - Plant Physiology
   •  BIO 345 - Animal Physiology
   •  BIO 356 - Vertebrate Natural History
   •  BIO 357 - Ichthyology
   •  BIO 358 - Marine Mammals
   •  BIO 362 - Marine Biology
   •  BIO 366 - Ecology
   •  BIO 368 - Behavioral Ecology
   •  BIO 371 - Human Fungal Diseases
   •  BIO 380 - Mariculture
   •  BIO 415 - Vertebrate Histology
   •  BIO 425 - Microbiology
   •  BIO 430 - Evolutionary Biology
   •  BIO 434 - Coastal Marine Ecology
   •  BIO 435 - Virology
   •  BIO 440 - Developmental Biology
   •  BIO 443 - Neurobiology
   •  BIO 452 - Mammalogy
   •  BIO 454 - Herpetology
   •  BIO 455 - Field Methods in Marine Mammalogy
   •  BIO 456 - Ornithology
   •  BIO 458 - Fisheries Biology
   •  BIO 459 - Endocrinology
   •  BIO 460 - Limnology
   •  BIO 462 - Deep Sea Biology
   •  BIO 463 - Coral Reef Ecology
   •  BIO 465 - Biochemistry
   •  BIO 466 - Conservation Biology
   •  BIO 471 - Phytoplankton
   •  BIO 475 - Plant Taxonomy
   •  BIO 478 - Global Environmental Problems
   •  BIO 480 - Field Studies in Biology
   •  BIO 482 - Wildlife Ecology
   •  BIO 483 - Biology of Crustaceans
   •  BIO 484 - Methods in Biological Research
   •  BIO 485 - Special Topics in Advanced Biology
   •  BIO 486 - Advanced Topics in Mariculture
   •  BIO 487 - Introduction to Coastal Management
   •  BIO 488 - Forensic Environmental Science
   •  BIO 491 - Directed Individual Study
   •  BIO 493 - Biology Laboratory Teaching Practicum
   •  BIO 495 - Seminar
   •  BIO 498 - Internship in Biological Sciences
   •  BIO 499 - Honors Work in Biology
   •  BIOL 140 - Human Physiology Laboratory
   •  BIOL 240 - Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
   •  BIOL 241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
   •  BIOL 246 - Microbiology of Human Diseases Laboratory
   •  BIOL 314 - Mycology Laboratory
   •  BIOL 325 - Molecular Biology of Cell Laboratory
   •  BIOL 335 - Genetics Laboratory
   •  BIOL 345 - Animal Physiology Laboratory
   •  BIOL 357 - Ichthyology Laboratory
   •  BIOL 366 - Ecology Laboratory
   •  BIOL 425 - Microbiology Laboratory
   •  BIOL 440 - Developmental Biology Laboratory
   •  BIOL 458 - Fisheries Biology Laboratory
   •  BIOL 460 - Limnology Laboratory
   •  BIOL 463 - Coral Reef Ecology Laboratory
   •  BIOL 465 - Biochemistry Laboratory
   •  BIOL 483 - Biology Of Crustaceans Laboratory
   •  BIOL 495 - Applied Learning Seminar

Business

   •  BUS 105 - Introduction to Business
   •  BUS 204 - The Business of Film
   •  BUS 205 - Business Career Preparation
   •  BUS 305 - Business Essentials
   •  BUS 491 - Directed Individual Study
   •  BUS 495 - Seminar in Business
   •  BUS 498 - Internship in Business
   •  BUS 499 - Honors Work in Business

Business Law

   •  BLA 261 - Law and Society
   •  BLA 304 - Legal Issues in Film and Entertainment Law
   •  BLA 361 - Legal Environment of Business
   •  BLA 362 - Environmental Law
   •  BLA 363 - Cyber Law
   •  BLA 371 - International Business Law
   •  BLA 461 - Commercial Law
   •  BLA 491 - Directed Individual Study
   •  BLA 495 - Seminar in Business Law
   •  BLA 498 - Internship in Business Law
   •  BLA 499 - Honors Work in Business Law

Chemistry

   •  CHM 101 - General Chemistry I
   •  CHM 102 - General Chemistry II
   •  CHM 105 - Basic Concepts of Chemistry
   •  CHM 211 - Organic Chemistry I
   •  CHM 212 - Organic Chemistry II
   •  CHM 235 - Quantitative Analysis
   •  CHM 291 - Introductory Research
   •  CHM 312 - Advanced Techniques Organic Chemistry
   •  CHM 320 - Physical Chemistry I: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
 

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