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Animal Sciences (ANIM_SCI)

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464 [CAPS] [M] Companion Animal Management 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: ANIM SCI 313; ANIM SCI 330; ANIM SCI 350; junior standing. Care and management of companion animal species throughout the life cycle, including nutrition, reproduction, exercise and behavior. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

466 [CAPS] [M] Advanced Equine Systems 3 Course prerequisite: ANIM SCI 266 or ANIM SCI 267; ANIM SCI 313; ANIM SCI 330; ANIM SCI 350; ANIM SCI 351. Integrating Animal Sciences disciplines with real-world issues involving horse businesses.

472 [CAPS] [M] Dairy Cattle Management 3 Course Prerequisite: ANIM SCI 313; ANIM SCI 330; ANIM SCI 350; junior standing. Principles of breeding, feeding, and management of dairy cattle. Field trip required. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

474 [CAPS] [M] Beef Cattle Production 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: ANIM SCI 313; ANIM SCI 330; ANIM SCI 350; junior standing. Breeding, feeding, and management; commercial and purebred enterprises; management of beef cattle on ranges, pastures and in the feedlot. Field trip required. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.


Agricultural And Food Systems (AFS)

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401 (Effective through Summer 2024) [CAPS] [M] Advanced Systems Analysis and Design in Agricultural and Food Systems 3 Course Prerequisite: AFS 201; STAT 212 or 412; junior standing. Problem solving methodologies as applied to integrated agricultural systems analysis and design problems; strong emphasis on teamwork.

401 [CAPS] [M] Advanced Systems Analysis and Design in Agricultural and Food Systems 3 Course Prerequisite: AFS 201; junior standing. Problem solving methodologies as applied to integrated agricultural systems analysis and design problems; strong emphasis on teamwork.


Agricultural Education (AG_ED)

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407 [CAPS] Student Teaching in Agricultural Education V 4-16 Course Prerequisite: AG ED 440; AG ED 450; AG ED 471; senior standing. Supervised teaching in public schools including seminars reflecting effective teaching. Required preparation: Includes applying; paying certification fees; completing all other coursework for degree and teacher certification; receiving fingerprint clearance from WSP, FBI, and Office of Professional Practices; maintaining 2.5 GPA overall and in endorsement and professional core classes. Placement by interview only. S, F grading.


Apparel, Merchandising, Design, And Textiles (AMDT)

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413 [CAPS] [M] Global Sourcing 3 Course Prerequisite: ADMT 307; ADMT 318; admitted to the major in Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles; junior standing. Knowledge, skills, and effective solutions for textile and apparel sourcing in a global context.


Anthropology (ANTH)

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404 [CAPS] The Self in Culture 3 Course Prerequisite: One course at the 100-level and one course at the 200-level in any of the following subjects: AMER ST, ANTH, ART, CES, COM, ENGLISH, H D, HISTORY, HUMANITY, PHIL, POL S, PSYCH, SOC, or WGSS; junior standing. Survey of anthropological theories exploring self in Western/non-Western cultures through dreams, history, and human development.

464 [CAPS] Hormones and Human Reproduction 3 Course Prerequisite: Senior standing. Hormones, diet, and stress in the regulation of human reproduction, behavior, and physiology; menstruation, parenting, and pregnancy; evolution of reproduction. Recommended preparation: ANTH 260, BIOLOGY 107, 150, or equivalent.

473 [CAPS] [M] Evolution and Society 3 Course Prerequisite: ANTH 260 or BIOLOGY 301; junior standing. Survey of how the theory of evolution is used to better understand ourselves, the societies in which live, and the biological world on which we depend. Recommended preparation: BIOLOGY 405 or concurrent enrollment. (Crosslisted course offered as BIOLOGY 473, ANTH 473).

490 [CAPS] [M] Integrative Themes in Anthropology 3 Course Prerequisite: ANTH 203; ANTH 230; ANTH 260; ANTH 390; junior standing (senior standing strongly recommended). Current research crosscutting traditional subdisciplines of anthropology.


Architecture (ARCH)

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403 [CAPS] Comprehensive Design Studio I 6 (0-12) Course Prerequisite: ARCH 401 with a C or better; admitted to the major in Architectural Studies; senior standing. Integrated capstone studio focusing on design and construction documents, costs, and specifications. Travel to site may be required.

403 [CAPS] Comprehensive Design Studio I 6 (0-12) Course Prerequisite: ARCH 401 with a C or better; admitted to the major in Architectural Studies; senior standing. Integrated capstone studio focusing on design and construction documents, costs, and specifications. Travel to site may be required.


Art (ART)

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408 (Effective through Summer 2024) [CAPS] Art History Thesis 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Fine Arts, with an Art History option; junior standing. Thesis directed by student's department; original research paper regarding visual culture using art historical research skills. (Formerly FINE ART 408.)

408 [CAPS] Art History Thesis 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Fine Arts, with an Art History option; junior standing. Thesis directed by student's department; original research paper regarding visual culture using art historical research skills.

498 (Effective through Summer 2024) [CAPS] [M] Contemporary Issues Seminar 3 Course Prerequisite: ART 304; senior standing. Research seminar examining current issues confronting art and artists; students learn how to develop their professional art career. (Formerly FINE ART 498.)

498 [CAPS] [M] Contemporary Issues Seminar 3 Course Prerequisite: ART 304; senior standing. Research seminar examining current issues confronting art and artists; students learn how to develop their professional art career.


Asia (ASIA)

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474 [CAPS] Modern South Asia: Community and Conflict 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Historical transformation of communities and communal conflicts in modern South ASIA from 1500 to present; themes: caste, religion, geography, environment and economy. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 474, ASIA 474).

483 [CAPS] Medicine, Science, and Technology in World History 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. The emergence of modern technological society with emphasis on scientific development and exchange among world civilizations across history. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 483 and ASIA 483).


Astronomy (ASTRONOM)

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450 [CAPS] Life in the Universe 3 Course Prerequisite: Mathematics [N] or [QUAN]; junior standing. The natural history of life on earth and prospects for life elsewhere; includes chemistry, biology, geology, physics and astronomy. Recommended preparation: Completion of physical and biological sciences GERs/UCOREs.


Bioengineering (BIO_ENG)

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411 [CAPS] Bioengineering Capstone Project II 3 (2-2) Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 410 with a C or better; senior standing. Detailed design and business case for a biological engineering-related process, machine, structure, or system. Recommended preparation: ECONS 101 or 102.


Biology (BIOLOGY)

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401 [CAPS] [M] Plants and People 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 106 or 120; BIOLOGY 107; junior standing. Relationships between plants and people, especially cultural and economic applications of plants.

402 [CAPS] [M] Beneficial Microbes in Nature and Society 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 372, 403, or 405; junior standing. In-depth investigations of interdisciplinary topics addressing the importance of beneficial microbes to organisms, natural systems, and society from across the disciplines of microbiology, medicine, evolutionary ecology, and agricultural science.

408 [CAPS] [M] Contemporary Genetics 3 Course Prerequisite: MBIOS / BIOLOGY 301 with a C or better; junior standing. Consideration of the state-of-the-art genetic technologies and their impact on society, environment and the economy.

473 [CAPS] [M] Evolution and Society 3 Course Prerequisite: ANTH 260 or BIOLOGY 301; junior standing. Survey of how the theory of evolution is used to better understand ourselves, the societies in which live, and the biological world on which we depend. Recommended preparation: BIOLOGY 405 or concurrent enrollment. (Crosslisted course offered as BIOLOGY 473, ANTH 473).

483 (Effective through Spring 2024) [CAPS] [M] Organisms and Global Change 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 372; junior standing. Interaction between organisms and global change across scales of biology.

483 [CAPS] [M] Organisms and Global Change 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 370, BIOLOGY 372, or SOE 300. Interaction between organisms and global change across scales of biology.

485 [CAPS] Biology of the Oceans 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 372; junior standing. Interdisciplinary capstone course that explores the ocean world from molecules to ecosystems in the context of scientific discovery and society.

489 [CAPS] [M] Synthesis and Communication of Independent Research 3 Course Prerequisite: By department permission only; 2 credits BIOLOGY 499; admitted to major in Biology or Zoology; junior standing. Integration of broad topics from biology and other science fields to inform scientific writing and presentation of independent research projects.


Civil Engineering (CE)

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465 [CAPS] [M] Integrated Civil Engineering Design 4 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: CE 203; admitted to the major in Civil Engineering or Construction Engineering; senior standing. Civil engineering applications to planning and design; problem synthesis, data analysis, decision making and reporting; design of complete projects that include local and world-wide problems through interdisciplinary teams.

465 [CAPS] [M] Integrated Civil Engineering Design 4 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: CE 203; admitted to the major in Civil Engineering or Construction Engineering; senior standing. Civil engineering applications to planning and design; problem synthesis, data analysis, decision making and reporting; design of complete projects that include local and world-wide problems through interdisciplinary teams.


Cross-Disciplinary Arts And Sciences (CAS)

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410 [CAPS] Interdisciplinary Approaches to the University 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. An interdisciplinary approach to the history, politics, everyday realities, economics, and cultural representations of America's colleges and universities.


Comparative Ethnic Studies (CES)

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405 [CAPS] Cultural Criticism and Theory 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Major critiques and theories of colonialist and imperialist formations of culture. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 405, ENGLISH 410).

440 [CAPS] Global Social Justice 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Examination of social justice issues in the United States and transnationally.

489 (Effective through Fall 2024) [CAPS] Everyday Struggles for Justice and Equality 3 Course Prerequisite: CES 201; junior standing. Investigation of everyday realities of racism, sexism, and heterosexism; applied research; communication of findings through new and/or creative media.


Chemical Engineering (CHE)

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451 [CAPS] [M] Chemical Process Analysis and Design II 3 Course Prerequisite: CHE 450 with a C or better; junior standing. Development, design, and economic evaluation of chemical and related processes as practiced in industry.


Chemistry (CHEM)

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485 [CAPS] [M] Senior Thesis in Chemistry 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Chemistry (BA or BS); senior standing. Required capstone course for chemistry majors culminating in the development of a written research thesis.


Communication (COM)

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421 [CAPS] Intercultural Communication and Globalization 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to any major; junior standing. How global processes shape intercultural communication and how globalization is understood, advanced, and opposed by different groups.

471 [CAPS] Stereotypes in Communication 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to any major; junior standing. Examines portrayals of social groups in the media and the impact portrayals have on perceptions, expectations, and aspirations of members of portrayed groups and nonmembers.


Computer Science (CPT_S)

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With the exception of the Computer Skills and Literacy courses, enrollment in 300-400-level computer science courses is restricted to admitted majors or minors in EECS, and to juniors and seniors admitted to other degree programs requiring these computer science courses.


423 [CAPS] [M] Software Design Project II 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: CPT S 421 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in EECS or Data Analytics; junior standing. Laboratory/group design project for large-scale software development, requirements analysis, estimation, design, verification techniques.

423 [CAPS] [M] Software Design Project II 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: CPT S 421 with a C or better; admitted to a major or minor in EECS or Data Analytics; junior standing. Laboratory/group design project for large-scale software development, requirements analysis, estimation, design, verification techniques.

432 [CAPS] [M] Cybersecurity Capstone Project 3 Course Prerequisite: CPT S 327; CPT S 427; CPT S 428; CPT S 455, each with a C or better; admitted to the major in Cybersecurity; senior standing. Group design project for large-scale cybersecurity development incorporating analysis, application ability, industrial skills, and adherence to cybersecurity standards.

432 [CAPS] [M] Cybersecurity Capstone Project 3 Course Prerequisite: CPT S 327; CPT S 427; CPT S 428; CPT S 455, each with a C or better; admitted to the major in Cybersecurity; senior standing. Group design project for large-scale cybersecurity development incorporating analysis, application ability, industrial skills, and adherence to cybersecurity standards.


Criminal Justice (CRM_J)

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403 [CAPS] Violence Toward Women 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Violence toward women and its relationship to broader social issues such as sexism and social control. (Crosslisted course offered as CRM J 403, WGSS 403.)

480 [CAPS] [M] Senior Capstone in Criminal Justice and Criminology 3 Course Prerequisite: CRM J 101; CRM J 311; CRM J 321; senior standing. Experiential learning emphasizing refining skills and preparing students for the myriad of challenges awaiting them in public safety.


Crop Science (CROP_SCI)

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425 [CAPS] [M] Trends in Integrated Plant Sciences 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Critical examination of current impacts and future trends in plant sciences. (Crosslisted course offered as HORT 425, CROP SCI 425.)

435 [CAPS] Interdisciplinary Solutions to the Plant Sciences 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Investigation of current agricultural problems and development of proposed solutions through interdisciplinary teams using advanced technology and production management.


Computer Science - Vancouver (CS)

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Enrollment in 400-level computer science courses is restricted to admitted majors or minors in computer science and to juniors and seniors admitted to other degree programs requiring these computer science courses.


420 (Effective through Summer 2024) [CAPS] Software Design Project I 3 Course Prerequisite: CS 320 with a C or better; CS 360 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; senior standing. Development of software in a team environment; project management; unit and integration testing, bug tracking, configuration management, software process models; object-oriented design with UML.

420 [CAPS] Software Design Project I 3 Course Prerequisite: CS 320 with a C or better; CS 360; admitted to the major in Computer Science; senior standing. Development of software in a team environment; project management; unit and integration testing, bug tracking, configuration management, software process models; object-oriented design with UML.


Construction Management (CST_M)

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475 [CAPS] [M] Senior Capstone 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: CST M 451 with a C or better; CST M 462 with a C or better; admitted to the major in Construction Management; junior standing. Simulation of real world competition for Design-Build and/or CM at Risk (CM/GC) projects.


Data Analytics (DATA)

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424 [CAPS] [M] Data Analytics Capstone 3 Course Prerequisite: CPT S/CS 315 or DATA 319; STAT 360; STAT 435 or 437, either with concurrent enrollment; CPT S 451/CS 351 or concurrent enrollment, or DATA 324 or concurrent enrollment; admitted to the major in Data Analytics; junior standing. Team-based project that integrates the main aspects of data analytics.

424 [CAPS] [M] Data Analytics Capstone 3 Course Prerequisite: CPT S/CS 315 or DATA 319; STAT 360; STAT 435 or 437, either with concurrent enrollment; CPT S 451/CS 351 or concurrent enrollment, or DATA 324 or concurrent enrollment; admitted to the major in Data Analytics; junior standing. Team-based project that integrates the main aspects of data analytics.


Digital Technology And Culture (DTC)

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497 [CAPS] Senior Seminar 3 Course Prerequisite: Completion of Junior Writing Portfolio; admitted to the major in Digital Technology and Culture; senior standing. Major multimedia project for nonprofit organization or small business with special focus on project management, planning, and execution.


Electrical Engineering (E_E)

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Enrollment in 300 and 400-level electrical engineering courses is restricted to admitted majors or minors in EECS, and to juniors and seniors admitted to other degree programs requiring 400-level engineering courses.


416 [CAPS] [M] Electrical Engineering Design 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: E E 415 with a C or better; ENGLISH 402 or 403 with a C or better, or concurrent enrollment; admitted to a major or minor in EECS; senior standing. Electrical engineering design of specific projects including design specification; written and oral presentations and reports.

416 [CAPS] [M] Electrical Engineering Design 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: E E 415 with a C or better; ENGLISH 402 or 403 with a C or better, or concurrent enrollment; admitted to a major or minor in EECS; senior standing. Electrical engineering design of specific projects including design specification; written and oral presentations and reports.


Electrical Engineering - Vancouver (ECE)

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Enrollment in many upper-level electrical engineering courses is restricted to admitted majors or minors in electrical engineering.


452 [CAPS] [M] Capstone Design II 3 Course Prerequisite: ECE 451; senior standing. Execution phase of the senior design project course sequence; independent or team project proposed in ECE 451 is designed and implemented.


Economic Sciences (ECONS)

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490 [CAPS] [M] Economics Capstone 3 Course Prerequisite: ECONS 301 or 305; ECONS 302; ECONS 311; average of these courses needs to be a 2.0 GPA or better; junior standing. Integration of economic theory and field courses; assessment.


English (ENGLISH)

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410 [CAPS] Cultural Criticism and Theory 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Major critiques and theories of colonialist and imperialist formations of culture. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 405, ENGLISH 410).

415 [CAPS] Traditions of Comedy and Tragedy 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Study of tragedy and comedy in the Age of Shakespeare.

446 [CAPS] Form and Theory in Creative Writing: Prose and Poetry 3 Course Prerequisite: ENGLISH 351, 352, 353, or 359; junior standing. Formal elements of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry for creative writing students; analysis of contemporary applications of traditional and experimental techniques.

494 [CAPS] [M] Advanced Topics in Literature 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in English; junior standing. Seminar with term paper project; focused studies in American, British, or global literatures. Not open to graduate students.


Engineering (ENGR)

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421 [CAPS] [M] Multidisciplinary Engineering Design II 3 (1-4) Course Prerequisite: ENGR 420; admitted to an engineering major; senior standing. Prototype solution developed and evaluated and business plan completed; presentation to stake holders; team development and assessment. Field trip required.

431 (Effective through Summer 2024) [CAPS] Interdisciplinary Design II 3 (1-4) Course Prerequisite: ENGR 430 with a C or better; admitted to an engineering major; senior standing. Master plan, design development, construction documentation, sustainability analysis; multidisciplinary team development.


Entrepreneurship (ENTRP)

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No letter-graded course offered by the Carson College of Business may be taken for a Pass, Fail (P, F) grade.


492 [CAPS] Small Business Strategy and Planning 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325; I BUS 380; MGTOP 340; MKTG 360; completion of Carson Career Amplifier Tier II or Crimson Pathway I; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; senior standing. Application of management theory and principles to small firms; applied consulting experience with operating businesses.


Foreign Languages And Cultures (FOR_LANG)

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410 (Effective through Spring 2024) [CAPS] Advanced Topics in Global Cinema 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: One [HUM]; one [ARTS]; junior standing. Taught in English. Analysis of cinematography and culture in film to reveal how societies respond to contemporary issues in a global context.

410 [CAPS] Advanced Studies in World Cinema 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: One [HUM]; one [ARTS]; junior standing. Taught in English. In-depth study of world cinema that brings together the analysis of cinematography, cultural and sociopolitical backgrounds, and the impact and influences within an international context.


French (FRENCH)

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410 [CAPS] French Film in Translation 3 (2-2) Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. In depth study of French cinema integrating its history, techniques, methods, and global impact. Taught in English. French majors will complete academic work requirements in the target language. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

420 [CAPS] French Culture Through Wine 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. French societal and cultural heritage through the geography, history, production, legislation, and consumption of wine. Taught in English.

430 [CAPS] Topics in French/Francophone Literature in Translation 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Taught in English. In-depth reading and discussion of a select group of French literary works of a particular theme, genre, or author.


Food Science (FS)

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489 [CAPS] Food Product Development 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: FS 302; FS 303; FS 416; FS 460; senior standing. Course serves as a capstone experience for food science seniors, and will require the application of food chemistry, food processing/engineering, and microbiology course knowledge in formulating a new food product. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.


German (GERMAN)

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420 [CAPS] Socio-Cultural History of the German Language 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Historical survey of the German language, observing domestic and foreign societal influences, considering present and future language directions.


Human Development (H_D)

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403 [CAPS] Families in Poverty 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Examining poverty in US and globally; description of groups most often poor; identification of effective solutions and successful interventions.

415 [CAPS] Peak Experiences in Leadership 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Experiential human development course that utilizes challenge and application to develop personal and group leadership skills.

418 [CAPS] Health Equity 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Examination of relationships between early life and lifespan health through an equity lens; exploration of the roles of systems, social policies, and intervention/prevention.


Hospitality Business Management (HBM)

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No letter-graded course offered by the Carson College of Business may be taken for a Pass, Fail (P, F) grade.


475 [CAPS] Senior Living Management Capstone 3 Course Prerequisite: HBM 470; HBM 494; senior standing. Use of the case method in the operations and analysis of senior living organizations.

493 [CAPS] Food and Beverage Strategies 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325; HBM 358; HBM 490; I BUS 380; MKTG 360; admitted to a major in Carson College of Business or minor in Hospitality Business Management; senior standing. Use of the case method and integrative projects, with a focus on food and beverage new product development and new service development practices in hospitality, wine and beverage organizations.

495 [CAPS] Case Studies and Research 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325; HBM 358; HBM 491; I BUS 380; MKTG 360; completion of Carson Career Amplifier Tier II or Crimson Pathway I; admitted to a major in the College of Business or minor in Hospitality Business Management; senior standing. Use of the case method and computerized statistical programs in the analysis of administrative practices of organizations.


History (HISTORY)

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409 [CAPS] American Environmental History 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. A history of environmental change, ideas of nature, natural resource development, conservation politics, science and environmental policy.

417 [CAPS] United States, 1877-1914 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Major historical and cultural developments, issues, interpretations, and debates of importance during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

420 [CAPS] American History, 1980-Present 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Recent social, cultural, economic, and political change; the impact of new technologies; trends in popular culture; and the war on terror.

435 [CAPS] European Colonization of the Globe, 1400-1800 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. The factors underlying European colonization and trade before 1800 and its engagement with indigenous societies worldwide.

436 [CAPS] Empire and Decolonization, 1800 to the Present 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. History of empires, imperialism, and decolonization since 1800.

444 [CAPS] The Renaissance: Art, Violence, and Early Globalization 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Political, cultural, and religious history of Europe, 1300-1500.

474 [CAPS] Modern South Asia: Community and Conflict 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Historical transformation of communities and communal conflicts in modern South ASIA from 1500 to present; themes: caste, religion, geography, environment and economy. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 474, ASIA 474).

483 [CAPS] Medicine, Science, and Technology in World History 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. The emergence of modern technological society with emphasis on scientific development and exchange among world civilizations across history. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 483 and ASIA 483).

492 [CAPS] Cultural Appetites: Food in World History 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. What food selection and preparation reveals about cultural integration around the world from the medieval era to the present.

495 (Effective through Summer 2024) [CAPS] Space, Place, and Power in History: Historical Geography in Global Perspective 3 Course Prerequisite: Senior standing. Introduction to the discipline of historical geography; geographical and spatial approaches to European, North American, and Asian history.

495 [CAPS] Space, Place, and Power in History: Historical Geography in Global Perspective 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Introduction to the discipline of historical geography; geographical and spatial approaches to European, North American, and Asian history.


Horticulture (HORT)

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425 [CAPS] [M] Trends in Integrated Plant Sciences 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Critical examination of current impacts and future trends in plant sciences. (Crosslisted course offered as HORT 425, CROP SCI 425.)


Interior Design (I_D)

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426 [CAPS] Interior Design Studio VII 5 (0-10) Course Prerequisite: I D 425 or I D 490 with a C or better; junior standing. Comprehensive studio project that integrates and extends interior design skills; entails research, interpretation, writing, graphic communication, design, and oral presentations.

426 [CAPS] Interior Design Studio VII 5 (0-10) Course Prerequisite: I D 425 or I D 490 with a C or better; junior standing. Comprehensive studio project that integrates and extends interior design skills; entails research, interpretation, writing, graphic communication, design, and oral presentations.


Kinesiology (KINES)

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484 [CAPS] [M] Exercise Prescription and Medical Conditions 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 251 with a C or better; BIOLOGY 315 with a C or better, or KINES 262 with a C or better; admitted to the major in Kinesiology or Sports Medicine; junior standing. An integrated culmination of the knowledge, understanding, and skills for teaching movement activities to individuals with medical conditions.


Landscape Architecture (LND_ARCH)

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485 [CAPS] [M] Senior Comprehensive Project 4 (0-8) Course Prerequisite: LND ARCH 470 or 490, with a C or better; senior standing. Individually developed studio project that integrates and extends landscape architectural skills; entails research, interpretation, writing, graphic communication, design, oral presentations.

485 [CAPS] [M] Senior Comprehensive Project 4 (0-8) Course Prerequisite: LND ARCH 470 or 490, with a C or better; senior standing. Individually developed studio project that integrates and extends landscape architectural skills; entails research, interpretation, writing, graphic communication, design, oral presentations.


Mechanical Engineering (ME)

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416 [CAPS] Mechanical Systems Design 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: ME major; ME 415; senior standing; OR MSE major; MSE 320; MSE 413 or concurrent; one of MSE 331, 332, or 333; junior standing; OR MSE major; MSE 202 with a C minimum; MSE 318 with a C minimum; MSE 413 or concurrent; junior standing. Integrative design in mechanical engineering; multidisciplinary design project considering both technical and non-technical contexts; organizational dynamics and communications.

416 [CAPS] Mechanical Systems Design 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: ME major; ME 415; senior standing; OR MSE major; MSE 320; MSE 413 or concurrent; one of MSE 331, 332, or 333; junior standing; OR MSE major; MSE 202 with a C minimum; MSE 318 with a C minimum; MSE 413 or concurrent; junior standing. Integrative design in mechanical engineering; multidisciplinary design project considering both technical and non-technical contexts; organizational dynamics and communications.


Mathematics (MATH)

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432 [CAPS] Mathematics for College and Secondary Teachers 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 301 with a C or better; junior standing. Pre-algebra, algebra functions and geometry examined from an advanced perspective, for secondary and lower level college teachers.

464 [CAPS] Linear Optimization 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 273 or MATH 283; junior standing. Linear and integer programming; optimization problems; applications to economic and military strategies; rectangular games; minimax theory. Recommended preparation: MATH 301.


Molecular Biosciences (MBIOS)

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494 [CAPS] [M] Senior Project in Molecular Biosciences 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Biochemistry, Genetics and Cell Biology, or Microbiology; senior standing. Written paper and seminar presentation on laboratory research project.


Mechanical Engineering - Vancouver (MECH)

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Enrollment in many upper-level mechanical engineering courses is restricted to admitted majors or minors in mechanical engineering.


417 [CAPS] Mechanical Systems Design II 3 Course Prerequisite: MECH 416; junior standing. Second term of the year-long capstone design; integrative design in mechanical engineering; multidisciplinary design project considering technical and nontechnical contexts.


Management (MGMT)

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No letter-graded course offered by the Carson College of Business may be taken for a Pass, Fail (P, F) grade.


491 [CAPS] Strategic Management 3 Course Prerequisite: FIN 325; I BUS 380; MGTOP 340; MIS 250; MKTG 360; completion of Carson Career Amplifier Tier II or Crimson Pathway I; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business; senior standing. Capstone course integrating diverse functional knowledge for strategy formulation, implementation and competitive advantage from the perspective of top management.


Music (MUS)

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461 [CAPS] The Musician in Society: Philosophies and Practices, 1850 - Present 3 Course Prerequisite: MUS 360 with a C or better; admitted to the major in Music; junior standing. History and style of western art music from the late romantic period to the present, combining theories of history, theory, ethnomusicology, performance, pedagogy, and advocacy.


Nutrition And Exercise Physiology (NEP)

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495 [CAPS] [M] Interprofessional Capstone in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Nursing, or Speech and Hearing Sciences at WSU Spokane; senior standing. Culminating experience for senior undergraduates in NEP and health science fields; interprofessional approach to address the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of health conditions.


Neuroscience (NEUROSCI)

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490 [CAPS] Senior Project 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Neuroscience; senior standing. Senior capstone course for students majoring in Neuroscience.


Foundational Practice And Community-Based Care (NURS_FPC)

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430 [CAPS] Senior Practicum 4 (0-12) Course Prerequisite: NURS FPC 409 or concurrent enrollment; NURS FPC 424 or concurrent enrollment; NURS FPC 425 or concurrent enrollment; NURS FPC 426 or concurrent enrollment; NURS FPC 427 or concurrent enrollment. Application of practical and professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes in a healthcare setting as a novice nurse. (Formerly NURS 430.) S, F grading.

495 [CAPS] Advanced Practicum 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Nursing; junior standing. Application and integration of theoretical content in an area of nursing practice of special interest to the student. (Formerly NURS 495.)


Nursing (NURS)

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430 (Effective through Summer 2024) [CAPS] Senior Practicum 4 (0-12) Course Prerequisite: NURS 409 or concurrent enrollment; NURS 424 or concurrent enrollment; NURS 425 or concurrent enrollment; NURS 426 or concurrent enrollment; NURS 427 or concurrent enrollment. Application of practical and professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes in a healthcare setting as a novice nurse. (Effective fall 2024, course will be offered as NURS FPC 430.) S, F grading.

495 (Effective through Summer 2024) [CAPS] Advanced Practicum 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Nursing; junior standing. Application and integration of theoretical content in an area of nursing practice of special interest to the student. (Effective fall 2024, course will be offered as NURS FPC 495.)


Philosophy (PHIL)

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413 [CAPS] Science and Religion 3 Course Prerequisite: 3 credits PHIL; 3 credits [BSCI] or [PSCI]; junior standing. Methodological comparison and philosophical investigation of the relation between religion and natural science and related issues.

442 [CAPS] [M] Philosophy of Mind 3 Course Prerequisite: 3 hours PHIL; junior standing. Theories of mind, self, mental acts, psychological states and artificial intelligence. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

475 [CAPS] Zombie Apocalypse 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Uses zombies to model responses to global pandemics and critically assesses awareness of pandemic threats in contemporary popular culture.


Pharmaceutical And Medical Sciences (PHARMEDS)

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490 [CAPS] Senior Seminar: Capstone Experience 3 Culminating and integrative experience with senior thesis; discussion of current topics in biomedicine and presentation of senior projects.


Political Science (POL_S)

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428 [CAPS] Issues in Political Psychology 3 Course Prerequisite: POL S 101 or PSYCH 105; junior standing. Application of concepts and methods of political science and psychology to the study of how psychological factors influence political phenomena.

430 [CAPS] [M] The Politics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Issues and problems of natural resource and environmental policy.

432 [CAPS] [M] Comparative Public Policy 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Processes of public policy formation and outcomes in post-industrial democracies, and how to study these processes and outcomes with a comparative perspective.

472 [CAPS] [M] European Politics 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Application of concepts and methods in comparative politics to study public policies of European countries and the European Union; utilization of political science methods to understand and compete in a European election simulation.


Psychology (PSYCH)

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401 [CAPS] [M] Historical Development of Psychology 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Psychology; junior standing. Concepts, methods, theories, trends, and systems. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.

412 [CAPS] [M] Psychological Testing and Assessment 3 Course Prerequisite: PSYCH 311; junior standing. Introduction to test and survey development in clinical, organizational, and educational settings; assessment of attitudes, personality, and behavior. Recommended preparation: PSYCH 105.


Public Health (PUBHLTH)

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490 [CAPS] Public Health Capstone 3 Integration of broad topics from public health and other fields to inform scientific and technical writing and presentation of independent research projects.


Social Work (SOCL_WRK)

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441 [CAPS] Translating Research into Social Work Practice 3 The role of research in innovation, planning, and evidence-based interventions for social problems including child abuse, alcohol misuse, and interpersonal violence.


Speech And Hearing Sciences (SHS)

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480 [CAPS] Senior Seminar 3 Course Prerequisite: Senior standing. Synthesis of theory and evidence underlying professional principles and practices inclusive of multicultural populations in speech-language pathology and audiology.


Sociology (SOC)

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415 [CAPS] [M] Globalization 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Structural foundations of global social change; theories of intersocietal interactions and interdependencies. Recommended preparation: SOC 101.

495 [CAPS] [M] Internship Capstone 3 Course Prerequisite: SOC 310 or concurrent enrollment; junior standing. Self-initiated supervised work experience in an approved campus or community setting. Recommended preparation: SOC 317 or 320, and SOC 321 or CRM J 321.

497 [CAPS] [M] Capstone Research Practicum 3 Course Prerequisite: SOC 317, SOC 320, PSYCH 312, or CRM J 311, or concurrent enrollment in any; admitted to the major in Sociology; junior standing. Hands-on experience in selection of a social problem, review of literature, identifying data sources, developing methodology and reporting results. Senior standing recommended.


School Of The Environment (SOE)

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404 [CAPS] [M] The Ecosystem 3 Course Prerequisite: SOE 110; BIOLOGY 106; BIOLOGY 372 or SOE 390, or concurrent enrollment in either; junior standing. Ecosystem organization and processes; theory and applications to contemporary environmental problems.

454 [CAPS] [M] Restoration Ecology 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: Senior standing. Ecological principles used to restore biological communities; ecological processes and species on degraded landscapes.

471 (Effective through Fall 2024) [CAPS] International Wildlife Conservation 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. A broad survey of international wildlife conservation that touches on biological, social, and political aspects of wildlife management; focus on understanding the unique challenges that are encountered in the international arena.

471 [CAPS] [M] International Wildlife Conservation 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. A broad survey of international wildlife conservation that touches on biological, social, and political aspects of wildlife management; focus on understanding the unique challenges that are encountered in the international arena.

474 [CAPS] [M] Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: CHEM 101 or 105; CHEM 102 or 106; 4 credits of PHYSICS 101 or 201, or PHYSICS 101 and 111, or PHYSICS 201 and 211; SOE 101, 102, or 210; junior standing. Earth's operations as described by sub-disciplines of geology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics; earth's composition as related to solar system formation.

477 [CAPS] Environmental Collaborative Governance and Dispute Resolution 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Exploration of the consequences of complex social, economic, and environmental dynamics that lead to disputes and conflicts over environmental and natural resources; develop toolbox of skills and approaches that may be used to facilitate collaborative solutions and resolution of disputes.

480 [CAPS] How to Build a Habitable Planet 4 (3-3) An introduction to the origin and evolution of Earth including the effects of water, CO2, and humans on the planet; exploration of radioactive decay, geochronology, radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry, and chemical proxies in dynamic systems.


Spanish (SPANISH)

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420 (Effective through Summer 2024) [CAPS] [M] Cultural Topics 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Variable content on Peninsular and/or Latin American cultural topics, including US Latino Societies. Taught in English.

450 (Effective through Summer 2024) [CAPS] [M] Seminar in Spanish Studies - Themes 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: Two SPANISH 300-level courses excluding SPANISH 305; junior standing. Seminar on important themes in Spanish studies. Taught in Spanish.

450 [CAPS] [M] Seminar in Spanish Studies - Themes 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: One [HUM]; one [ARTS]; two SPANISH 300-level courses excluding SPANISH 305; junior standing. Seminar on important themes in Spanish studies. Taught in Spanish.

451 (Effective through Summer 2024) [CAPS] [M] Seminar in Spanish Studies - Authors 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: Two SPANISH 300-level courses excluding SPANISH 305. Seminar on important authors in Spanish studies. Taught in Spanish.

451 [CAPS] [M] Seminar in Spanish Studies - Authors 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: One [HUM]; one [ARTS]; two SPANISH 300-level courses excluding SPANISH 305; junior standing. Seminar on important authors in Spanish studies. Taught in Spanish.

452 (Effective through Summer 2024) [CAPS] [M] Seminar in Spanish Studies - Genres 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: Two SPANISH 300-level courses excluding SPANISH 305. Seminar on important genres in Spanish studies. Taught in Spanish.

452 [CAPS] [M] Seminar in Spanish Studies - Literary Genres 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: One [HUM]; one [ARTS]; two SPANISH 300-level courses excluding SPANISH 305; junior standing. In-depth study of literary genres within Spanish studies. Taught in Spanish.


Sport Management (SPMGT)

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The general prerequisite for enrollment in 300 and 400-level sport management courses is 60 hours of coursework and admission to the sport management major or sport management minor. Students of junior or senior status in a major who require a 300 or 400-level sports management course for their program will be allowed to enroll in the required course. Additional prerequisites for specific courses are listed in the course descriptions. The program director must approve any exceptions to these requirements.


489 [CAPS] Theory and Application in Sports Event Management 3 Course Prerequisite: SPMGT 374; SPMGT 377; SPMGT 464; SPMGT 468 or concurrent enrollment; admitted to the major in Sport Management; senior standing. Investigation and application of the components of the sport management profession; examination of fundamental principles used in event and facility management.


Teaching And Learning (TCH_LRN)

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490 [CAPS] Pre-Internship for Elementary Teachers 3 (0-9) Course Prerequisite: TCH LRN 401 or 405; senior standing. Intensive practicum integrating educational theory with teaching in classroom contexts. S, F grading.


Viticulture And Enology (VIT_ENOL)

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433 (Effective through Summer 2024) [CAPS] [M] Critical Thinking in Vineyard and Winery Management 3 Course Prerequisite: VIT ENOL 313; VIT ENOL 413 or concurrent enrollment; VIT ENOL 440 or concurrent enrollment; junior standing. Expansion and application of previous learning in viticulture and enology to develop economic and environmentally sustainable vineyard and winery management plans.

494 [CAPS] [M] Critical Thinking in Vineyard and Winery Management 3 Course Prerequisite: VIT ENOL 313; VIT ENOL 413 or concurrent enrollment; VIT ENOL 440 or concurrent enrollment; junior standing. Integration and application of knowledge of grape production and wine science to major issues of the industry; improvement planning for existing winery and vineyard operations; incorporation of the principles of economic and environmental sustainability; leadership skill development applicable to the grape and wine industry. (Formerly VIT ENOL 433.)


Women's, Gender, And Sexuality Studies (WGSS)

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403 [CAPS] Violence Toward Women 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Violence toward women and its relationship to broader social issues such as sexism and social control. (Crosslisted course offered as CRM J 403, WGSS 403.)

495 [CAPS] Re-Directions in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Theory and Practice 3 Course Prerequisite: By department permission; WGSS 385; WGSS 481; admitted to the major in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or to the minor in Women's Studies or Queer Studies; senior standing. Seminar-style culminating experience in synthesizing prior learning and new scholarship for application of theory and practice; written and oral communication of original final project research.

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