Aug 12, 2022  
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:

 

Creative Writing

  
  
  
  
  
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    CRW 302 - Forms of Creative Nonfiction

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: CRW 209 . Prerequisites or corequisites: CRW 207  and CRW 208  or declared minor in creative nonfiction writing. Restricted to CRW majors, pre-CRW majors, and declared minors in creative nonfiction writing. Study of the aesthetics and techniques of creative nonfiction and of the history of nonfictional forms such as the memoir and the literary essay, as developed by classic and contemporary writers.


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    CRW 321 - Books and Publishing

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: CRW 201 . Introduction to the culture and commerce of books. Examines the life cycle of a book; the people and processes involved in book publishing including editorial practice and the issues involved in editorial decision-making; and the business, economics, and ethics of the publishing industry. Engagement in a variety of publishing activities, such as a mock book auction and a chapbook publication.


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    CRW 325 - Literary Magazine Practicum

    Credits: 3
    Applied course in the publication of a literary journal. The practical business of running a literary magazine, including editorial, marketing, and sales decisions. Assignments include reading submissions, proofreading and fact-checking, assisting in the creation and production of promotional materials, commenting on design decisions, selecting artwork/illustrations, and meeting production deadlines. May be repeated, 6 hours maximum.


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    CRW 491 - Directed Individual Study

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Prerequisite: Nine hours of literature or writing courses (depending on project focus), at least three of which are at the 300-400 level; overall GPA of at least 2.00; junior or senior standing; and consent of instructor, department chair, and dean. Involves investigation under faculty supervision beyond what is offered in existing courses. For further information, consult the Directed Individual Study section in this catalogue.


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    CRW 496 - Senior Seminar in Creative Writing

    Credits: 6
    Prerequisite: Senior standing and CRW 407 , CRW 408  or CRW 409  or consent of instructor. Majors only. Seminar addressing issues of the profession, including preparing a manuscript for submission to publishers, publishing, advanced study, the writing life, ethics, and employment. Senior thesis, chapbook created in conjunction with the UNCW Publishing Laboratory, and public oral presentation of creative work required. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive. Satisfies University Studies V: Explorations Beyond the Classroom/Certified Internship Program.


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    CRW 498 - Internship in Writing

    Credits: 1 - 6
    Prerequisite: ENG 103  or ENG 201 , and nine additional hours of CRW writing courses, of which at least three are at the 300-400 level. Academic training and practical writing experience through work in a private company or public agency. Faculty supervision and evaluation of all study and on-site activity. Open to students of junior or senior standing in all majors who have been approved by the faculty internship advisor.


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Criminology

  
  
  
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    CRM 255 - Criminology

    Credits: 3
    (SOC 255 ) Prerequisite: CRM 105  or SOC 105 . May not be taken for credit if student has already completed SOC 256  or CRM 256 . The scientific study of the nature, extent, correlates and etiology of crime, with an emphasis on sociological theories of crime. Topics include crimes against persons and property, public order crimes, and both informal and formal reactions to crime. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Understanding Human Institutions and Behaviors. Partially satisfies University Studies III: Thematic Transdisciplinary Cluster/Human Behavior.


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    CRM 256 - Criminology: Writing Intensive

    Credits: 3


    (SOC 256 ) Prerequisite: CRM 105  or SOC 105 . May not be taken for credit if student has already completed SOC 255 or CRM 255.The scientific study of the nature, extent, correlates, and etiology of crime, with an emphasis on sociological theories of crime. Topics include crimes against persons and property, public order crimes, and both informal and formal reactions to crime. This course will require students to submit formal written work as well as informal writing assignments. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Understanding Human Institutions and Behaviors. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive.

     


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    CRM 300 - Methods of Social Research

    Credits: 3
    (SOC 300 ) Prerequisite: SOC 105  or CRM 105 ; pre or co-requisite: MAT 111  or higher (excluding MAT 141 MAT 142 ) or a score of 4 or higher on the UNCW math placement test. Introduction to logic and methods of sociological research. Topics include connections between theory and research, problem formulation and research design, conceptualization and measurement, sampling, modes of observation and analysis, ethical issues, and the political context of research. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Information Literacy. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive.


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    CRM 391 - Public Sociology/Criminology Seminar

    Credits: 3
    (SOC 391  ) Prerequisite: SOC 300/CRM 300 , SOC 301/CRM 301 , and SOC 360. This topical seminar is the first in a two-semester sequence CRM/SOC 391 (Fall) and CRM/SOC 496 (Spring). Students apply sociological tools to real-life issues in a variety of social settings and submit research proposals to the faculty coordinator. Methods may include surveys, planning, program and community development, and evaluation applications. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Information Literacy. Satisfies University Studies V: Explorations Beyond the Classroom.


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    CRM 491 - Directed Individual Study

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Prerequisite: Overall GPA of at least 2.00, junior or senior standing, and consent of instructor, department chair and dean. Involves investigation under faculty supervision beyond what is offered in existing courses. For further information, consult the Directed Individual Studies section in this catalogue. Satisfies University Studies V: Explorations Beyond the Classroom/Certified Internship Program.


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    CRM 496 - Practicum in Public Sociology/Criminology

    Credits: 3 - 6
    (SOC 496 ) Prerequisites: CRM 300 (SOC 300 ), CRM 301 (SOC 301 ), SOC 360 , and CRM 391 (SOC 391 ); junior or senior standing; instructor consent. This course is the second in a two-semester sequence. Students carry out the research proposed and approved in CRM/SOC 391. Students cannot take the public sociology/criminology practicum in addition to the criminal justice practicum (CRM 490 ), the senior seminar (CRM 495 ) or the Honor’s Thesis course (CRM 499 /SOC 499 ). Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Capstone Course. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Information Literacy. Satisfies University Studies V: Explorations Beyond the Classroom. Satisfies the CAS oral competency requirement.


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    CRM 499 - Honors Work in Criminal Justice

    Credits: 2 - 3


    Prerequisite: Eligibility for honors program, CRM 255  (SOC 255 ) or CRM 256  (SOC 256 ), CRM 300  (SOC 300 ), CRM 301  (SOC 301 ) and junior or senior status. Independent work for honors students in which students apply criminological theory and methods to a major research project and paper that is then presented orally before an examining committee. Honors work is typically completed in two 3 credit hour semesters. This course serves as an alternative to the CRM 495  capstone requirement for criminology majors. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Writing Intensive. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Information Literacy. Satisfies University Studies V: Explorations Beyond the Classroom. Satisfies University Studies VI: Capstone Courses and College of Arts and Sciences oral communication requirement.

     


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Economics

  
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    ECN 125 - Survey of Economics

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to economics principles for non-business and non-economics majors. Current analysis rather than theoretical analysis is utilized to present and show the relevance of economics principles. (Not open to students who have earned credit for either ECN 221  or ECN 222 .) Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Understanding Human Institutions and Behaviors.


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    ECN 221 - Principles of Economics-Micro

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: MAT 111 . Analysis of decision-making processes and economic equilibrium for the individual firm and consumer at an introductory level. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Understanding Human Institutions and Behaviors. Partially satisfies University Studies III: Thematic Transdisciplinary Cluster/Foundations for Systems Thinking.


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    ECN 222 - Principles of Economics-Macro

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: ECN 221 . Aggregate economic analysis examining the effects of fiscal and monetary policy upon aggregate employment, income and prices at an introductory level. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Understanding Human Institutions and Behaviors. Partially satisfies University Studies III: Thematic Transdisciplinary Cluster/Foundations for Systems Thinking.


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    ECN 250 - Capitalism and the Global Market

    Credits: 3
    An introduction to the history of capitalism, the current global market society, and the ethics of capitalism. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Understanding Human Institutions and Behaviors. Partially satisfies University Studies III: Thematic Transdisciplinary Cluster/Foundations for Systems Thinking.


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    ECN 325 - Environmental Economics

    Credits: 3
    (EVS 325 ) Prerequisite: ECN 125  or ECN 221 . Application of basic economics principles is used to help understand environmental problems and evaluate alternative solutions. Economic principles will be employed to analyze fundamental environmental issues such as property rights, externalities, conservation, and public goods. Public policy issues such as environment protection, natural resource damage assessment, and pollution control will be evaluated from an economic perspective. Specific focus will be given to methods for non-market valuation.


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    ECN 326 - Comparative Economic Systems

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: ECN 125  or ECN 222  and admission to Cameron School of Business. Analysis of economic systems operating under capitalism, socialism, communism, and fascism; institutions and organization of production and government; decision-making; distribution of income; problems of developing nations. Satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Living in a Global Society.


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    ECN 328 - Public Finance

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: ECN 222  and admission to Cameron School of Business. Study of state, local, and federal government revenue and expenditures; theory of taxation, tax shifting and incidence; theory of public goods, fiscal neutrality and government regulation; methods of achieving efficiency in government benefit-cost analysis, program budgeting (PPB), and pricing of government services. Satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Living in Our Diverse Nation.


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    ECN 330 - Natural Resource Economics

    Credits: 3
    (EVS 330 ) Prerequisite: ECN 125  or ECN 221 . Economic principles are developed and applied to evaluate public and private decisions involving the use and allocation of natural resources. Optimal control theory is developed and applied to the management of natural resources. Attention is given to specific resources management areas such as forests and fisheries. The feasibility of alternatives for public policy is evaluated.


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    ECN 377 - Introduction to Econometrics and Data Analytics

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisites: ECN 222  and QMM 280  and either admission to Cameron School of Business or declared minor in economics. Introduction to applied estimation, testing and interpretation of economic models useful for business and policy decision-making. Emphasis on applied, client-driven model formulation, data acquisition and manipulation, and model estimation using statistical regression in a desktop computing environment. Extensive practice in interpretation of results for business and policy audiences.


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    ECN 428 - Applied Regional Analysis

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: ECN 222  and admission to Cameron School of Business. Theoretical and applied analysis of patterns and trends in local, state, and regional economic growth. Use of current computer-based methods in regional economic analysis including economic impact models. Applied analysis of current regional issues and government policies to address these issues.


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    ECN 429 - Economics of Growth and Development

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisites: ECN 222  and admission to Cameron School of Business. Economic principles are developed and applied to evaluate theories of economic growth and development in an international context. Major topics include: Measuring growth, theory of economic growth, the economics of poverty, agricultural issues, health, nutrition, productivity, gender bias, education, and technological change; government failures, migration and population growth, theories of income distribution, human capital theory, social capital theory, the effect of geography on growth, and sustainable development.


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    ECN 432 - Advanced Open Economy Macroeconomics

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisites: ECN 322  and admission to the Cameron School of Business. Analysis of forces that determine output, employment, inflation, wages, and interest rates in an open-economy setting. Topics include the challenges faced by policymakers, the role of exchange rates in the macroeconomic adjustment process, guidelines for monetary policy, and interactions between the macro economy and the financial system. Special emphasis on using high frequency macroeconomic data - such as employment, retail sales, housing, and CPI releases - to assess economic trends and present research on important policy issues.


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    ECN 477 - Advanced Econometrics and Research Methods

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: ECN 222 QMM 280 , ECN 377  and either admission to Cameron School of Business or declared minor in Economics. An introduction to the formalization of economic hypotheses into testable relationships and the application of appropriate statistical techniques. Theoretical aspects are covered, but primary emphasis is on computer application utilizing regression analysis. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Capstone Course. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Writing Intensive. Partially satisfies University Studies IV: Building Competencies/Information Literacy.


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    ECN 498 - Internship in Economics

    Credits: 1 - 6
    Prerequisites: Junior or senior status, consent of department chairperson, and admission to Cameron School of Business. This class involves the application of economics concepts in a “real world” setting. The participant receives hands-on experience under the joint guidance of a manager from a business or not-for-profit organization and a faculty supervisor. Satisfies University Studies V: Explorations Beyond the Classroom.


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Education

  
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    EDN 105 - Education Living-Learning Seminar

    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite: Must be a resident of the Education Living-Learning Community housing. This course is required of all Education Living-Learning Community (ELLC) participants during the spring semester of the freshman year. Students will orient to campus life as well as expand their knowledge of the education profession. Students will engage in collaborative learning, guest speakers, field experiences, readings of selected educational literature, and special events.


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    EDN 200 - Teacher, School and Society

    Credits: 3
    Corequisite: EDNL 200 . Introductory course in the Watson School of Education (WSE) teacher education program that examines historical, sociological and philosophical foundations of education. The course addresses knowledge and analytical skills in relation to the goals and purposes of education. The course further provides an introduction to diversity issues in education. In addition, students are challenged to critically reflect on their personal and educational experiences as preservice professionals. The course introduces the WSE’s conceptual framework. Satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Living in Our Diverse Nation.The lab for this course is EDNL 200 .


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    EDN 203 - Psychological Foundations of Teaching

    Credits: 3
    A study of the major psychological variables that influence learning in schools and their applications to teaching. Addresses theories and systems of learning (behavioral, cognitive, constructivist, and humanistic); major developmental processes and typical characteristics; and principles of motivation. Variables explaining and accounting for individual differences will be examined, including cultural aspects of learning and special needs learners. Students will learn about practices associated with effective teaching, including classroom management, and standards for valid assessment of student learning. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Understanding Human Institutions and Behaviors.


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    EDN 204 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education

    Credits: 3
    This introductory course is designed for students who are interested in early childhood education and early intervention as professional careers. It examines the theoretical bases for teaching and early intervention with young children birth through five and their families. Content includes an overview of the historical roots, current issues, program models, and goals of early childhood education as well as an introduction to professional standards and organizations. Particular emphasis is placed on environments and interactions that are responsive to children’s developmental, individual, and cultural needs. Field experiences required.


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