Mini-Term

The mini-term allows students to attend one concentrated credit course. The courses and instructors reflect a broad base of offerings for an intensive study program. Courses cover material included in regular offerings, and many are supplemented with films, team teaching, field trips, independent research projects, and specialized areas of study. The courses follow the same standards as those in a regular semester.

Students must be admitted for summer before registering for a mini-term course. Mini-term grades are included in the calculation of the summer term grade point average. Students must have permission from the dean of the respective college to enroll in more than one course during a mini-term since one day is equivalent to one week. Mini-term courses are now ELIGIBLE for financial aid! Students’ mini-term hours are now counted in their total enrollment and aid eligibility for summer; funds are disbursed with aid for summer sessions.

General Education Courses

3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Major concepts and methods in the study of culture; survey of cross-cultural similarities and differences in subsistence, social organization, economic, political, and religious institutions; language, ideology and arts. Contributions of anthropology to resolving contemporary human problems. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Sciences. Credit Level Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both 130 and 137.

3 credit hours
Instructor: Hiles
Major monuments in the history of European and American art from the Renaissance to the present. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Arts & Humanities. Contact Hour Distribution: 2-hour lecture and 1-hour discussion each week.

3 credit hours
Instructor: Prentiss
Basic principles of communication within organizations. Topics and activities may include organizational/communication theory, group problem solving, case studies, interviewing, and formal presentations. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Oral Communication.

3 credit hours
Instructor: Anderson
A study of selected nations, their cultures, and their educational systems, focusing on cross-cultural interpretation and the treatment of common problems and themes within diverse educational institutions. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Culture and Communications

3 credit hours
Instructor: Logan
Investigation and discussion of the societal impacts on ancient and modern civilizations of water issues, including irrigation, flood control, droughts and desertification, dam construction, aquifers, drinking water, water pollution, and water rights. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Culture & Civilization. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture.

3 credit hours
Instructor: Guest

An introduction to probability and statistics without calculus. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Credit Restriction: Not available for credit to students in the College of Business Administration.

3 credit hours
Instructor: Pringle
For students not planning to major in the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or computer science. Exponential and logarithmic functions, interest and annuities, linear systems and matrices, optimization.
Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Prerequisite(s): 119 or 130 or 125 or 141 or 147.

3 credit hours
Instructor: Cook
For students not planning to major in the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or computer science. Calculus of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, with applications. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning. Credit Restriction: Students who receive a grade of C or better in 141, 147, or 152 may not subsequently receive credit for 125. Prerequisite(s): 119 or 130 or 123.

2 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
This section is for Accelerated BSN students only. This course will meet on May 14 and May 28 from 9am-3pm in Room 201, College of Nursing Bldg. Survey of issues and trends that influence the practice of professional nursing. Focus on concepts and strategies for leadership as a professional nurse. Emphasis on personal development and interpersonal skills. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Oral Communication. Registration Restriction(s): Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major (RN track) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major (accelerated track).

3 credit hours
Instructor: Menendez
International travel experience will provide opportunities to learn how historic estates, gardens, and arboreta reflect the climate, topography, history, philosophical social structure, art and politics at the time of their creation. Course will focus on observation of local plant material, study of different garden and landscape design styles, and will foster an appreciation of international cultures. Satisfies General Education Requirement: Written Communication. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Additional Mini-term Courses

3 credit hours
Instructor: Hawkins
Introduction to financial and managerial accounting theory and practice with emphasis on the role of accounting information in business decisions.

1-6 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Faculty initiated professional elective in architecture and applied architectural theory. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours. Registration Restriction(s): Architecture major or interior design major or consent of instructor.

1-3 credit hours
Instructor: Larson / Park
MUST SEE INSTRUCTOR PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR COURSE. Topics to be assigned. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.

3 credit hours
Instructor: Bienko
Studio work schedule. Student- or instructor-initiated course offered at convenience of department to enhance and expand the painting, drawing, and watercolor curriculum. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): Art 101 and Art 103. Corequisite(s): Art 102.

3 credit hours
Instructor: Iancu
Screen printing as a fine art medium including development and application of various basic stencils in compositional printing. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): Art 101 and Art 103. Corequisite(s): Art 102.

2 credit hours
Instructor: Schumann
Provides initial teacher education training to College of Business Administration PhD students to better enable them to prepare and manage a new course, manage a classroom, facilitate student learning, evaluate students and themselves, and know how to handle challenging issues related to teaching. Possessing the knowledge will enhance instructor confidence and the ability to provide a successful learning environment.

3 credit hours
Instructor: Stolz
Theory and application of managerial functioning in family settings. Analysis of goals, resource use, information systems, and constraints within families. Observation and analysis of diverse family practices. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― junior.

3 credit hours
Instructor: Islam
DC and AC circuits, transients, transformers, motors, and generators. Prerequisite(s): Mathematics 231.

4 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations in the contemporary operating environment (COE). Cadets examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. They also explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield and host nation support. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours and 1-hour lab. Grading Restriction: Letter grade only. Prerequisite(s): 301 and 302 and 401.

2 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
This section is for Accelerated BSN students only. This course will meet in Room 201 on May the 9th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, from 9am to 3pm. Focus on cultural perspectives in health and illness. Discussion of diversity in and influence of culture on health promotion, maintenance, and restoration across the lifespan and in selected nursing specialties, ethnic populations, and religious denominations. Registration Restriction(s): Bachelor of Science in Nursing ― nursing major (accelerated track).

3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Development of advanced clinical reasoning and assessment skills to determine client health status and needs. Application of physiological, pathophysiological, and psychosocial concepts with implications for advanced practice nursing. Contact Hour Distribution: 2.5 didactic and .5 lab. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Master of Science in Nursing – nursing major; minimum student level – graduate.

2 credit hours
Instructor: Bonom
Integration and application of theoretical foundations and development of clinical skills in nurse anesthesia practice under supervision of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and/or anesthesiologist. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 11 hours. Prerequisite(s): 545. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Master of Science in Nursing – nursing major/nurse anesthesia concentration. Minimum student level – graduate.

3 credit hours
Instructors: TBA
Continuation of 570. Emphasizes increasing advanced nursing competencies in the management and primary care of individuals and their families in all developmental life stages. Prerequisite(s): 570. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Master of Science in Nursing – nursing major. Minimum student level – graduate.

3 credit hours
Instructors: TBA
Non-thesis option. Utilization of research process through experiential or critical evaluation of science in area of interest. Conducted under faculty guidance and culminating in scholarly product. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Corequisite(s): 501. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Master of Science in Nursing – nursing major. Minimum student level – graduate.

3 credit hours
Instructor: Folz
Setting, institutions, and processes of government in the 50 states. Generalizations and comparisons with emphasis on federalism and intergovernmental relations.

3 credit hours
Instructor: Hardin
Intensive examination of selected issues in psychology. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

3 credit hours
Instructor: Dees
Major themes, issues, and thinkers from the 19th century to the present. Writing-emphasis course. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

3 credit hours
Instructor: Waller
Principles of administration applied to provision of recreation services offered by public, private, non-profit, and/or commercial enterprises. Organizational structures, human resource management, diversity, evaluation, legal authority, introduction to budgeting and fiscal procedures, professional responsibility, and career management. Prerequisite(s): 201 or 250. Registration Restriction(s): Recreation and sport management major; minimum 2.5 GPA.

3 credit hours
Instructor: Chumakov
Exploration of gender in society utilizing various sociological perspectives with special focus on the relationships between social structures, social roles, and gender identities. (Same as Women’s Studies 375.)

3 credit hours
Instructor: Brown
A critical assessment of the criminal justice apparatus and its components. Brief examination of the police, with most of the emphasis on the criminal courts and institutions and programs such as the prison, probation, and parole. Analysis of their operation and impacts.

3 credit hours
Instructor: Chumakov
Exploration of gender in society utilizing various sociological perspectives with special focus on the relationships between social structures, social roles, and gender identities. (See Sociology 375.)