Sep 18, 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:

 

Communication Studies

   •  COM 346 - Interracial Communication
   •  COM 347 - Aging and Communication
   •  COM 350 - Politics and Film
   •  COM 351 - Media and Politics
   •  COM 352 - Election Campaign Communication
   •  COM 355 - Communication Analysis
   •  COM 356 - Speech Writing
   •  COM 358 - Diversity in Public Communication
   •  COM 361 - Media Law and Ethics
   •  COM 362 - Communication Ethics
   •  COM 368 - Broadcast Journalism II
   •  COM 372 - Studies in Organizational Communication
   •  COM 374 - Communication Consulting
   •  COM 378 - Business and Professional Communication
   •  COM 380 - Field Video Production I
   •  COM 382 - Studio Video Production I
   •  COM 383 - Digital Audio II
   •  COM 387 - Desktop Publishing
   •  COM 388 - 3D Computer Animation II
   •  COM 400 - Communication Studies Capstone
   •  COM 413 - Storytelling and Communicating Culture
   •  COM 415 - Performance Practicum
   •  COM 420 - Critical Issues in Interpersonal Communication
   •  COM 421 - Nonverbal Communication
   •  COM 424 - Applying Coordinated Management of Meaning to the World Around Us
   •  COM 425 - Negotiation
   •  COM 431 - Integrated Marketing Communication II
   •  COM 434 - Public Relations II
   •  COM 436 - Case Studies in IMC/PR/ADV
   •  COM 438 - Advertising II
   •  COM 451 - Public Speaking II
   •  COM 458 - Rhetoric of Faith Healing
   •  COM 465 - Media, Cultures, and Society
   •  COM 473 - Consulting, Training and Development
   •  COM 474 - Communication and International Organizations
   •  COM 480 - Field Video Production II
   •  COM 481 - Demo Reel
   •  COM 482 - Studio Video Production II
   •  COM 483 - Television Production Workshop
   •  COM 486 - Digital Multimedia II
   •  COM 491 - Directed Individual Study
   •  COM 495 - Advanced Seminar in Communication Studies
   •  COM 498 - Internship in Communication Studies
   •  COM 499 - Honors Work in Communication Studies
   •  COML 280 - Introduction to Digital Media Production Lab

Computer Information Technology

   •  CIT 110 - Fluency in Information Technology
   •  CIT 204 - Digital Media
   •  CIT 213 - Introduction to Databases: Techniques and Technologies
   •  CIT 225 - Platform Technologies
   •  CIT 275 - Topics in Information Technology
   •  CIT 310 - Web Page Development
   •  CIT 320 - Network Fundamentals
   •  CIT 324 - Information Security Management
   •  CIT 352 - System Administration
   •  CIT 410 - Web Application Development
   •  CIT 411 - Information Systems Analysis
   •  CIT 425 - Human-Computer Interfaces
   •  CIT 475 - Topics in Information Technology
   •  CIT 480 - IT Resource Planning and Management
   •  CIT 491 - Directed Individual Study
   •  CIT 495 - Seminar in Information Technology
   •  CIT 498 - Internship in Information Technology
   •  CIT 499 - Honors Work in Information Technology

Computer Science

   •  CSC 105 - Introduction to Computing and Computer Applications
   •  CSC 112 - Introduction to Computer Programming
   •  CSC 131 - Introduction to Computer Science
   •  CSC 133 - Discrete Mathematical Structures
   •  CSC 220 - 3-D Computer Graphics Tools and Literacy
   •  CSC 231 - Introduction to Data Structures
   •  CSC 242 - Computer Organization
   •  CSC 275 - Topics in Computer Science and Technology
   •  CSC 315 - Application Development for Mobile Devices
   •  CSC 320 - Computer Animation
   •  CSC 331 - Object-Oriented Programming and Design
   •  CSC 340 - Scientific Computing
   •  CSC 342 - Operating Systems
   •  CSC 344 - Computer Networks
   •  CSC 360 - Formal Languages and Computability
   •  CSC 370 - Computer Graphics
   •  CSC 380 - Design and Analysis of Algorithms
   •  CSC 385 - Professional and Ethical Issues in Computer Science
   •  CSC 415 - Artificial Intelligence
   •  CSC 421 - Computer Gaming
   •  CSC 430 - Digital Visual Effects
   •  CSC 434 - Programming Languages
   •  CSC 437 - Parallel Computing
   •  CSC 442 - Computer System Architecture
   •  CSC 446 - Grid Computing
   •  CSC 450 - Software Engineering
   •  CSC 455 - Database Design and Implementation
   •  CSC 457 - Compiler Construction
   •  CSC 465 - Database-Driven Web Application Development
   •  CSC 475 - Topics in Computer Science
   •  CSC 491 - Directed Individual Study
   •  CSC 495 - Seminar in Computer Science
   •  CSC 498 - Internship in Computer Science
   •  CSC 499 - Honors Work in Computer Science

Creative Writing

   •  CRW 201 - Introduction to Creative Writing
   •  CRW 203 - Forms of Creative Writing
   •  CRW 204 - Research for Creative Writers
 

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