Aug 14, 2018  
2014-15 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2014-15 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

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:



   •  FRH 101 - Introductory French I
   •  FRH 102 - Introductory French II
   •  FRH 105 - French for Travelers
   •  FRH 115 - Intensive Introductory French
   •  FRH 120 - Fundamentals of French
   •  FRH 201 - Intermediate French I
   •  FRH 202 - Intermediate French II
   •  FRH 209 - French Literature in Translation: Topics
   •  FRH 215 - Intensive Intermediate French
   •  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 Commerce
   •  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 - 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 437 - Masterpieces of French Poetry
   •  FRH 438 - Masterpieces of French Drama
   •  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