NURS U450, U450P, U497; Corequisite: U461P or NURS U471P. For RN-BSN
track, Prerequisites: NURS U350; Corequisite: NURS U461P or NURS U471P.
NURS U461P. Community and Public Health Nursing Practicum (0)
Implementation of evidence-based community and public health nursing
practice in health promotion, maintenance, and restoration in individuals
across the life-span, families, and other diverse population groups in com-munity
settings. Minimum of 84 practicum hours required. Corequisite:
NURS U471P. International Community and Public Health Nursing
Practicum (0) Implementation of evidence-based community and public
health nursing practice in health promotion, maintenance, and restoration
in individuals across the life-span, families, and other diverse population
groups in an international setting. Minimum of 84 practicum hours required.
Language course preparation may be required. Prerequisites: For Four-Year
track students: completion of all first semester junior courses and consent
of instructor. Corequisite: NURS U461.
NURS U497. Professional Nursing Issues (2) Critical exploration of
interrelated historical, sociopolitical, and cultural issues impacting the
professional nurse and the quality and delivery of health care. Prerequisite:
final semester of the curriculum or consent of instructor.
NURS U499P. Senior Practicum in Professional Nursing (3) Capstone
practicum, in a precepted setting, that provides opportunities to synthesize
and apply knowledge and skills necessary to function as a beginning profes-sional
nurse. Emphasis is on the application of evidence-based knowledge
in planning, delivering and evaluating nursing practice consisting of 124
hours of practicum. Prerequisites: NURS U410, U410P/U412P, U425, U430,
U441/U442P/U441P. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS U450, U450P/U451P,
U461, U461P/U471P, U497. Pass/fail credit.
PHIL U102. Introduction to Philosophy (3) Introduction to the main
problems of philosophy and its methods of inquiry, analysis and criticism.
Works of important philosophers are read.
PHIL U201. History of Ancient Philosophy (3) Introduction to the
development of philosophy in the ancient world.
PHIL U202. History of Modern Philosophy (3) Introduction to the
development of post-Renaissance philosophy with primary emphasis on
the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
PHIL U211. Contemporary Moral Issues (3) Moral issues confronting
men and women in contemporary society. Topics vary but may include
discussion of problems related to abortion, drugs, euthanasia, war, social
engineering, and punishment of criminals.
PHIL U309. Philosophy of Mind (3) A study of traditional problems per-taining
to understanding the concept of mind, for example, the mind-body
relation, personal identity, and theories of consciousness.
PHIL U311. Ethics (3) The moral principles of conduct and the basic con-cepts
underlying these principles, such as good, evil, right, wrong, justice,
value, duty and obligation. The ethical works of influential philosophers are
analyzed in terms of these concepts.
PHIL U319. Epistemology (3) The nature and foundations of knowledge
with consideration of skepticism and problems of perception.
PHIL U321. Ethics of Computer and Information Technology (3)
Moral issues raised by the use of computer and information technology.
Topics include privacy, property rights, freedom of expression, and social
justice. Prerequisite: Junior level standing or permission of the instructor.
PHIL U390. Topics in Philosophy (3) Selected topics in philosophy,
planned around areas of interest. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing or
consent of instructor.
PHYS U101. Introduction to Physical Science (3) Introduction to the
concepts, ideas, and methods of physical science with emphasis on the
principles of classical and modern physics and chemistry. Prerequisite:
MATH U120 or higher, except statistics or higher placement in MATH.
PHYS U101L. Introduction to Physical Science Laboratory (1) Experi-ments,
exercises, and demonstrations to accompany PHYS U101. Prerequisite
or corequisite: PHYS U101.
PHYS U201, U202. General Physics I & II (4,4) Mechanics, heat, sound,
wave motion, electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics. Three class,
one recitation, and two laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite for U201:
MATH U127 or consent of instructor. No previous background in physics is
assumed. Prerequisite for U202: PHYS U201.
PHYS U211, U212. Essentials of Physics I & II (4,4) Mechanics, heat,
wave motion, electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics taught from
a calculus level. Three class, one recitation, and two laboratory hours per
week. Prerequisite or corequisite for U211: MATH U142. Prerequisite for
U212: PHYS U211.
PLAW U101. Introduction to Pre-Law (1) The basics of law, preparing
for the LSAT, the realities of law school and life as a lawyer. Pass/fail credit.
PLAW U355. Pre-law Studies Abroad (3). Travel and field study in selected
regions outside the United States with emphasis on legal and judicial institu-tions.
The course may be repeated as long as location/content are different.
PLAW U495. Pre-Law Internship (3) Supervised work experience in a legal
environment. A minimum of 9 hours per week of work. Students are required
to meet periodically with the supervising faculty member. Pass/fail credit.
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