2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

EXSC-3010 Practium I–Fa, Sp 1 hour This practicum is a minimum of 30 contact hours assisting or instructing on-campus experiences such as group aerobics, strength conditioning, workout supervision and personal training. Departmental approval is required. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: EXSC-2000 Worksite Observation. EXSC-3020 Practicum II–Fa, Sp 1 hour This practicum is a minimum of 30 contact hours and is intended to provide a hands-on experience in either a sports enhancement facility, hospital cardiac rehabilitation center, or similar facility. Departmental approval is required. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: EXSC-2000 Worksite Observation. EXSC-3810 3 hours Organization and Administration of Exercise Science–Fa This course is designed to provide the knowledge and begin to develop the skills and abilities necessary to organize, administer, manage, promote, and deliver quality health/fitness programs effectively, safely, and efficiently, meeting the needs and desires of both the client and the employer. Prerequisites: Junior status or permission of the instructor. EXSC-3860 Basic Exercise Testing–Fa 4 hours This course includes guidelines and techniques of evaluation for basic fitness testing with emphasis on aerobic capacity, flexibility, strength, and body composition. Basic concepts of EKG interpretation, including electrode placement, arrhythmia, and electrophysiology, are introduced. The content is consistent with the skills necessary to prepare students for the American College of Sports Medicine certified exercise physiologist certification. Prerequisite: ESS-3900 Physiology of Exercise; GMTH-1020 College Algebra. (Fee:$75) EXSC-3870 Basic Exercise Prescription–Sp 4 hours This course stresses the scientific foundations of conditioning with specific attention to exercise programming using the components of frequency, duration, intensity, mode, and progression, for apparently healthy individuals. The content is consistent with the skills necessary to prepare students for the American College of Sports Medicine certified exercise physiologist certification. Prerequisite: EXSC-3860 Basic Exercise Testing. (Fee:$75) EXSC-4600 Research Methods–Sp 3 hours Overview of the principles of research methodology, with an emphasis on developing skills in evaluating and interpreting research literature and fostering an appreciation for the importance of quality research in allied health and exercise science. Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of the instructor. EXSC-4700 Senior Research–Fa 3 hours Students will work with a faculty mentor to conduct a research project, write a paper, and present the project for peers and faculty. The opportunity to present at conferences and/or publish the paper exists for those interested. Prerequisite: EXSC-4600 Research Methods. (Fee: $35) EXSC-4850 1–3 hours Independent Study in Exercise Science–Fa, Sp Independent study in the area of exercise science by students pursuing the exercise science major. Prerequisite: Departmental approval is required. EXSC-4880 3 hours Exercise Testing and Prescription for Special Populations–Fa This course will prepare exercise science students to do exercise testing and prescriptions for individuals who are either acutely or chronically distinct from the “apparently not at risk” adult population. These include individuals who are children, elderly, or pregnant, as well as those who have acute or chronic illness or disease conditions that might affect the testing protocol or details of the exercise prescription. Prerequisites: EXSC-3860 Basic Exercise Testing; EXSC-3870 Basic Exercise Prescription. (Fee: $75) EXSC-4990 Internship in Exercise Science–Fa, Sp 9–12 hours This is an actual work experience in an exercise science setting for a minimum of 300 work hours for 9 credit hours and up to 400 work hours for 12 credit hours with a minimum of 30 work hours per week. Capstone course for exercise science major. Prerequisite: Senior status and departmental approval is required. Film (FILM) FILM-2350 Christian Motifs in Film–Fa 3 hours Study of depictions of Christ and Christ-figures as well as other Christian motifs in film. This course will provide a detailed introduction to the characteristics of the Christ-figure and its most common manifestations in film. The course will focus on viewing and evaluating films containing Christian motifs such as redemption, sacrifice, sin, and faith. This course may be used to satisfy the general education humanities elective requirement. Finance (FIN) FIN-1710 Personal Finance–Fa, Sp 3 hours This course is designed to educate and inform the undergraduate student about personal finance, with the view toward practical application, both currently and upon graduation. The course integrates principles of personal finance with biblical principles. Topics include: biblical stewardship, work, financial planning, budgeting, giving, taxation, use of credit, investments, asset protection, retirement and estate planning. (This course is a general elective course.) FIN-2730 Church Business Administration 3 hours A study of the principles and procedures of the financial management of the local church organization. (Credit not applicable to meet business elective requirements.). FIN-3310 Money and Financial Markets–Sp 3 hours This course will introduce the student to monetary economics and how the monetary system impacts the whole complex of financial markets. Building on the foundation of macroeconomics, the course will include detailed analysis of financial markets and institutions as well as monetary theory. The institution of central banking and its influence on money and financial markets will be specifically evaluated. Prerequisite: ECON-2340 Macroeconomics or permission of instructor. Crosslisted with ECON-3310. FIN-3410 Topics in Finance–Fa, Sp, Su 1–3 hours A variety of topics are covered under this heading on an experimental basis. This allows the department to meet the changing needs of the students without formally adding or dropping courses. FIN-3710 Principles of Finance–Fa, Sp 3 hours A study of the theoretical and practical aspects of financial decision-making. Topics include financial statement analysis, financial markets, risk and return, determinants of interest rates, time value of money, valuation of financial assets, cost of capital and capital budgeting, dividends, multi-national financial management, and financial planning and forecasting. Prerequisites: ACCT-2110 Principles of Accounting I; BUS-2150 Statistics for Business. FIN-3730 Investments–Sp 3 hours A study of the various types of investments including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, commercial, paper, options, and commodities. Particular emphasis is given to return and risk in developing investment strategies. Prerequisite: FIN-3710 Principles of Finance. (Fee $50) FIN-3750 International Finance–Sp 3 hours Discussion and analysis of financial management within a global context. Topics include international financial markets, foreign exchange rates and risk, exchange risk management, and other financial management issues relative to the multinational firm. Prerequisite: FIN-3710 Principles of Finance Page 260 2023–24 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Course Descriptions EXSC-3010 – FIN-3750