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UNDERGRADUATE COURSES:

HUM 099 - English Composition: Reading, Writing, Speaking I (3-0-3 )
Prerequisite: None. Focuses on developing the reading and writing skills necessary for success in a college curriculum. Emphasizes structuring and organizing effective sentences and paragraphs; drafting and revising; preparing summaries; building vocabulary; developing grammatical fluency; formulating a thesis, and other steps toward writing expository essays. Mandatory writing workshops are held in conjunction with the course work. Effective From: Spring 2009

HUM 099S - English Composition: Reading, Writing, Speaking I (6-0-6)
Prerequisites: None, unless placement test result requires ENG 095. The first course of the two-semester composition sequence HUM 099S-HUM 100-SL. Intended for students whom English is a second language. Emphasizes reading strategies, building vocabulary, grammar, developing a thesis, organizing an essay, editing and writing different kinds of expository essays. Frequent oral presentations. Weekly writing labs are held in conjunction with the course work. Effective From: Fall 2011

HUM 100 - English Composition: Reading, Writing, Speaking II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: HUM 099S. The second course of the two-semester sequence, HUM 099S-HUM 100SL. Focuses on essay writing strategies, clear expression, correct syntax, grammar and diction; basic organizational principles, researching ideas, documenting reference sources, reading longer, more complex material, determining flaws in an argument, and presenting group oral reports. Mandatory weekly writing labs are held in conjunction with course work. The sequence HUM 099-HUM 100 satisfies the English GUR. Effective From: Fall 2005 Until: Fall 2008

HUM 101 - English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)
Entrance is determined by placement test score or completion of Hum 099 with a grade of C or better. Focuses on developing written and oral communication skills; emphasizes writing expository and research essays; preparing oral reports; drafting, revising, editing; evaluation and proper documentation of source material; using rhetorical strategies such as narration and argument. Effective From: Spring 2009

HUM 102 - English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: HUM 101 with a grade of C or better. Focuses on enhanced written and oral communication skills; emphasizes reading and interpretation of literary forms; critical analysis; methods of research using print and on-line sources; report writing and writing about literature. Effective From: Spring 2009

HUM 211 - The Pre-Modern World (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: HUM 101 and HUM 102 with a grade of C or better. Case studies focus on differing forms of material culture, belief systems, aesthetic norms, and artistic productions to develop an understanding of ancient and medieval world views. This course satisfies three credits of the GUR in Cultural History. Effective From: Fall 2011

HUM 212 - The Modern World (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: HUM 101 and HUM 102with a grade of C or better. Uses case studies to examine such key processes as the expansion of global trade and the formation of a global economy, European perceptions of non-Western cultures, and the roots and legacy of imperialism. This course satisfies 3 credits of the Cultural History GUR. Honors Note: See HUM 101. Effective From: Fall 2011

HUM 251 - Ethical Issues in Business (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: HUM 101 with a grade of C or better. An examination of the ethical problems and moral foundations of business from the perspective of moral philosophy. Among the questions explored are: What are the rights of employees and employers in the workplace? Do corporations and managers have an obligation to society at large? What is the relationship between personal and business morality? Is there a moral justification for the free market? Effective From: Spring 2009

HUM 325 - Humanities Special Topics (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Varies according to topic. The study of new and/or advanced topics in an area of the humanities, not regularly covered in any other HUM, LIT, ENG OR HSS course at the 300-level. The precise topics to be covered, along with prerequisites, are announced in the semester prior to the offering of the course. A student may register for no more than two semesters of special topics courses. Effective From: Spring 2009

GRADUATE COURSES:

HUM 100-SL - English Composition: Reading, Writing, Speaking II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Completion of HUM 099S with a grade of C or better. The second course of the two-semester ESL composition sequence HUM 099S-HUM 100-SL. Continues strengthening English language proficiency, at a more advanced level, with work in vocabulary building, grammar, editing, as well as oral presentations. Includes longer, more complex readings; practice in determining flaws in arguments; writing longer, more substantive text-based essays. Introduction to information literacy. Weekly tutorials. The sequence HUM 099S-HUM 100SL satisfies the English Composition GUR. Effective From: Fall 2011

usys 702 - Evolution American Metropolis (3-0-3)
This course introduces the morphological and cultural evolution of the US metropolis, historical and economic, political, geographic, contemporary perspectives. The emphasis is on the intersection of social, and environmental conditions that gave rise to distinct urban areas and that have influenced urban populations for over three centuries. A chronological overview of the settlement, growth, decline and revitalization of American cities is combined with detailed case studies. Effective From: Fall 2011

usys 792 - Dissertation Research (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Permission of Track Director. For students admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Urban Systems who have not yet passed the qualifying examination. Research is carried out under the supervision of designed Urban Systems faculty. If the student's research activity culminates in doctoral research in the same area, up to a maximum of 6 credits may be applied to the 24 credits required under USYS 790. Effective From: Fall 2011