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  Aug 22, 2017
 
 
    
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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

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.

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:

 

Finance

   •  FIN 499 - Honors Work in Finance

Fine Arts

   •  FNA 101 - Cultures of the World Through Music and Dance
   •  FNA 102 - Explorations in the Creative Process

World Languages and Cultures

   •  FLL 105 - English as a Second Language
   •  WLC 205 - Perspectives in World Cinema
   •  WLC 206 - Perspectives in European Cinema
   •  WLC 230 - Women in Film
   •  WLC 354 - The Middle East Through Music, Film, and Literature
   •  WLC 480 - Special Topics in World Cinema

French

   •  FRH 101 - Introductory French I
   •  FRH 102 - Introductory French II
   •  FRH 120 - Fundamentals of French
   •  FRH 201 - Intermediate French I
   •  FRH 202 - Intermediate French II
   •  FRH 209 - French Literature in Translation: Topics
   •  FRH 294 - French Study Abroad I
   •  FRH 301 - Conversation
   •  FRH 302 - Grammar and Composition I
   •  FRH 303 - Grammar and Composition II
   •  FRH 304 - French for the Professions
   •  FRH 306 - Reading Strategies
   •  FRH 308 - French Linguistics
   •  FRH 311 - French Civilization
   •  FRH 318 - Contemporary France
   •  FRH 319 - Introduction to the Francophone World
   •  FRH 321 - Survey of French Literature I
   •  FRH 322 - Survey of French Literature II
   •  FRH 385 - Introduction to French Cinema
   •  FRH 394 - French Study Abroad II
   •  FRH 401 - Advanced Conversation
   •  FRH 402 - Advanced Grammar and Composition
   •  FRH 404 - Advanced French for the Professions
   •  FRH 411 - Topics in French Studies
   •  FRH 412 - The Francophone World
   •  FRH 420 - Topics in French Literature
   •  FRH 421 - French Immigrant Narratives
   •  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 281 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
   •  GGY 282 - Geography of North Carolina
   •  GGY 317 - Urban Geography
   •  GGY 322 - Introduction to Remote Sensing
   •  GGY 328 - Intermediate 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 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 - Environmental Land Use Change and Planning
   •  GGY 475 - Water Resources: Science and Policy
   •  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 132 - The Earth Through Time
   •  GLY 135 - Prehistoric Life
 

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