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Abilene Christian University    
2017-2018 Catalog 
  
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Course Descriptions


The numbers in parentheses following course titles indicate (1) hours per week of lecture, (2) hours per week of laboratory and (3) semester credit hours. An asterisk (*) following these three figures indicates variable or alternative credit, and the last figure represents the maximum variation in semester credit hours. In general, credit hours for these variable courses may range from one to the number indicated.

The frequency of offering follows the meeting and credit hour information. Courses offered every year are designated by semester(s) only. Courses offered every other year are designated by semester and odd/even year.

Note: Since most courses are not offered every semester, students should be aware that failure to take a required course when it is offered may delay graduation.

Any course may be offered on demand should sufficient interest be demonstrated and should a qualified instructor be available. “Demand” courses with a defined content will be offered as regularly as practical for the host department.

At the end of the course description, the following information will be given when applicable: laboratory information, corequisites (“concurrent enrollment”) and prerequisites, cross listed courses (“same as”), special fees, and pertinent information about the use of the course.

Courses and Numbering

All courses are listed alphabetically by course prefix and numerically within each prefix. The department and college assignments are also noted. ACU uses a three-digit course numbering system. Courses numbered 100 to 299 are lower-level courses (primarily for freshmen and sophomores). Courses numbered from 300 to 499 are upper-level, or advanced, courses (primarily for juniors and seniors). Courses numbered 500 to 799 are graduate courses. All courses numbered 000 to 099 do not count toward graduation or GPA.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Some courses have prerequisites, which must be met before a student may register for that course. In some cases, a student may have special knowledge, skills or background that will enable him or her to perform well in a given class without meeting its prerequisites. Such a student should seek special permission from the department and/or instructor offering the course. Courses listed as corequisite must be taken together. Students should refer to the most recent catalog for course corequisites, prerequisites, and restrictions.

Course Sequencing

Some courses have recommendations of a previous course(s) for appropriate sequencing. Such recommendations are not prerequisites; the system will allow any student meeting a course’s prerequisites to enroll for a course regardless of whether the student meets the sequencing recommendations. Students are cautioned, however, to follow sequencing recommendations when all of the courses in the sequence are on their degree plans.

Guided Study, Special Topics, and Tutorial Courses

Each department may offer Guided Study (also called Independent Study) courses (100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700); Special Topics courses (140, 240, 340, 440, 540, 640, 740); or Tutorial courses (generally offered to students at Study Abroad locations) as special needs dictate and/or available faculty allow. The first number will indicate the level of the course. Special Topics courses are offered on a one-time basis, to take advantage of particular faculty expertise, or to allow a department to develop a course for permanent inclusion in the inventory of courses. Generally, Special Topics and Tutorial courses may be included in the Semester Schedule when they are offered; Guided Studies will not be included in the Semester Schedule.

The Texas Common Course Numbering System

The Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) has been designed for the purpose of aiding students in the transfer of general academic courses between colleges and universities throughout Texas. Common courses are freshman and sophomore academic credit courses that have been identified as common by institutions that are members of the common course numbering system. The system ensures that if the student takes the courses the receiving institution designates as common, then the courses will be accepted in transfer.

For further information contact the transfer course coordinator in the Registrar’s Office.

 

French

   •  FREN 462 - Twentieth-Century French Literature

Geography

   •  GEOG 235 - World Geography
   •  GEOG 354 - Cultural Geography

Geology

   •  GEOL 111 - Introduction to Geology

German

   •  GER 111 - Elementary German I
   •  GER 112 - Elementary German II
   •  GER 221 - Intermediate German I
   •  GER 222 - Intermediate German II
   •  GER 321 - German Grammar through Short Stories
   •  GER 341 - Survey of German Film
   •  GER 361 - Survey of German Literature
   •  GER 461 - German Drama

Gerontology

   •  GERO 350 - Sociology of Aging
   •  GERO 352 - Adult Development and Aging
   •  GERO 437 - Ministry with Older Adults
   •  GERO 441 - Social Welfare Policy and Services
   •  GERO 448 - Biology of Aging
   •  GERO 454 - Aging and the Family
   •  GERO 460 - Ethics and Social Issues
   •  GERO 461 - Nursing Facility Organization and Environmental Management
   •  GERO 462 - Nursing Facility Financial and Personnel Management
   •  GERO 463 - Regulatory and Resident Management in a Nursing Facility
   •  GERO 479 - Programs and Services for Elderly
   •  GERO 486 - Counseling Older Adults and Their Families
   •  GERO 495 - Practicum in Gerontology
   •  GERO 541 - Social Welfare Policy and Services
   •  GERO 548 - Biology of Aging
   •  GERO 550 - Sociology of Aging
   •  GERO 552 - Adult Development and Aging
   •  GERO 554 - Aging and the Family
   •  GERO 560 - Ethics and Social Issues
   •  GERO 561 - Nursing Facility Organization and Environmental Management
   •  GERO 562 - Nursing Facility Financial and Personnel Management
   •  GERO 563 - Regulatory and Resident Management in a Nursing Facility
   •  GERO 579 - Programs and Services for Elderly
   •  GERO 586 - Counseling Older Adults and Their Families
   •  GERO 615 - Social Research
   •  GERO 631 - Human Life Cycle II
   •  GERO 636 - Seminar in Death and Dying
   •  GERO 637 - Ministry with Older Adults
   •  GERO 668 - Housing the Older Client
   •  GERO 685 - Advanced Seminar in Gerontology
   •  GERO 690 - Practicum in Gerontology
   •  GERO 744 - Management and Funding of Nonprofit Organizations
   •  GERO 745 - Administration and Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

Global Studies

   •  GLST 120 - Introduction to Global Issues
   •  GLST 212 - Introduction to Great Britain
   •  GLST 214 - Global Studies: People and Culture of Germany and Europe
   •  GLST 217 - South America Southern Cone: History and Culture
   •  GLST 499 - Global Studies Seminar

Graduate Program

   •  GRAD 695 - Thesis Continuation
   •  GRAD 696 - Capstone Project/Practicum Continuation

Healthcare Administration

   •  HCAD 601 - Self-Reflection in Healthcare Leadership
   •  HCAD 604 - Accountable Healthcare: Transforming the Healthcare System
   •  HCAD 621 - Healthcare Policies and Ethics
   •  HCAD 624 - Health Services Administration
   •  HCAD 627 - Innovation and Trends in Healthcare

Honors Core

   •  HCOR 221 - Honors Humanities I
   •  HCOR 222 - Honors Humanities II
   •  HCOR 223 - Honors Humanities III

Health Education

   •  HED 112 - Personal Health and Human Disease
   •  HED 324 - Drug Education
   •  HED 405 - Human Sexuality
   •  HED 410 - Death Education

Higher Education

   •  HIED 611 - Foundations of Higher Education
   •  HIED 613 - Introduction to Student Services
   •  HIED 621 - Research and Assessment in Higher Education
   •  HIED 622 - College Students and Student Development Theory
   •  HIED 623 - Individual, Group, and Organizational Interventions
   •  HIED 632 - Spiritual Development in College Students
   •  HIED 635 - Higher Education Resource Management
   •  HIED 641 - Trends, Issues, and Problems in Higher Education
   •  HIED 643 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Higher Education
   •  HIED 652 - Foundations of Enrollment Management
   •  HIED 654 - Approaches to Marketing, Recruitment and Selection
   •  HIED 656 - Pricing and Financial Aid in Enrollment Management
   •  HIED 658 - Retention and College Student Success
   •  HIED 693 - Supervised Practicum
   •  HIED 694 - HIED Residency
   •  HIED 695 - Internship with Embedded Capstone

History

   •  HIST 117 - Civilization I
   •  HIST 118 - Civilization II
   •  HIST 131 - World History: Cultures and Connections since 1400
   •  HIST 221 - American History I
   •  HIST 222 - American History II
   •  HIST 250 - Introduction to American Ethnic and Women's Studies
   •  HIST 280 - Texas History
   •  HIST 353 - Historical Methods
   •  HIST 402 - Nation-Building, US Antebellum Era
   •  HIST 404 - The Gilded Age/Progressive Era in the United States
   •  HIST 405 - Coming of Age: The United States in the Twentieth Century
   •  HIST 408 - Mesopotamia: Cradle of Civilization
   •  HIST 409 - Homer's Children: The World of Ancient Greece
   •  HIST 410 - The Ancient Roman World
   •  HIST 413 - The Medieval Era
   •  HIST 414 - Islam and the West
   •  HIST 418 - Britain and Empire, 1689-present
   •  HIST 419 - Revolution and Empire: Europe in the Long Nineteenth Century
   •  HIST 436 - Africa in Global Context
   •  HIST 451 - American Diplomacy
 

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