Oct 22, 2019  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Course Descriptions


 

Other Courses

  
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    ACCY 310S - Accounting Information Systems Laboratory


    Development of skills and techniques necessary to identify, collect, analyze and report accounting information are stressed through applied projects. Must be taken concurrently with ACCY 310A.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Acceptable score on the Accountancy Qualifying Examination or consent of the department. CRQ: UBUS 310.

    Credits: 1
  
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    ACCY 465 - Forensic Accounting/Fraud Examination


    Study of fraud detection and control from the perspective of public, internal, and private accountants. Topics include principles and standards for fraud-specific examination, fraud-specific internal control systems, and proactive and reactive investigative techniques.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ACCY 331 with a grade of C or better and ACCY 360 with a grade of C or better and MGMT 346.

    Credits: 3
  
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    EPS 426 - Foundations of Psychedelic Studies in Education


    Crosslisted as EPFE 426X. An exploration of psychological, social, historical, philosophical, and anthropological implications of psychedelics for educational practice and policy. 

    Credits: 3
  
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    FCNS 418 - Managing Human Resources in the Hospitality Industry


    Fundamental concepts, techniques, and tools of human resources management in the hospitality industry. Employee selection, performance appraisals, training, compensation, and benefits. Global issues and other current topics. 

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: FCNS 202 with a grade of C or better and MGMT 333.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FCNS 457 - Professional Development for Apparel Merchandising


    Exploration of career opportunities specific to the apparel merchandising industry. Job search strategies and skills for students majoring in textiles, apparel, and merchandising. Self-assessment as a step toward successful career planning. Ethical issues pertaining to the apparel merchandising industry. Students are encouraged to enroll in this class prior to completing their internship experience.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: At least junior standing and must have completed 15 semester hours in the major including FCNS 152 with a grade of C or better and FCNS 258 with a grade of C or better.

    Credits: 3
  
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    FLGE 322 - Masterpieces of German Literature


    Reading and analysis of poetry, drama, and prose representative of the main currents of German literature from the Middle Ages with emphasis on the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: FLGE 202.

    Credits: 3
  
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    GEOG 300 - Proseminar


    Professional development for students in geography and meteorology. Educational opportunities and career options. Library and literature research skills. S/U grading.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Declared major in geography or meteorology.

    Credits: 1
  
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    GEOG 490 - Community Geography


    Team research project focusing on an issue of practical concern to the northern Illinois community. Application of geography and/or meteorology tools and methods to contemporary issues. Variable topics. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: GEOG 359, STAT 301, and at least 15 semester hours in geography or meteorology.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISYE 401 - Internship


    A work experience for the student lacking professional industrial and systems engineering experience.  The learning experience is organized and supervised cooperatively by the department and selected organizations.  A wage-earning position for a minimum of six 40-hour work weeks, or 240 hours, must be obtained with the guidance and approval of the department’s faculty coordinator.  The student and faculty coordinator must prepare a statement of educational objectives that will become part of the student’s record.  A report that describes the learning experience is also required to be placed in the student’s record. 

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Junior standing and consent of major adviser and supervising instructor.

    Credits: 3
  
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    UHHS 200 - Experiences in Health and Human Sciences I


    Approved introductory experiences and related training programs supervised by a professional specialist. When credit is earned in conjunction with UHHS 300, Experiences in Health and Human Sciences II, total credit hours in both courses may not exceed 30 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Consent of college.

    Credits: 3-30
  
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    UHHS 300 - Experiences in Health and Human Sciences II


    Approved experiences and related training programs supervised by a professional specialist. When credit is earned in conjunction with UHHS 200, Experiences in Health and Human Sciences I, total credit hours in both courses may not exceed 30 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ:  Consent of college.

    Credits: 3-30
  
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    UHHS 310 - Introduction to Health and Human Sciences


    Overview of health and human sciences including individual, family, and community health and well-being; health and human sciences organizations; and professional practice.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHHS major with at least junior standing or admission to the HHS B.G.S. major.

    Credits: 3
  
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    UHHS 410 - Legal and Ethical Issues for Health and Human Sciences Professionals


    Evaluation of complex legal and ethical issues in health and human sciences service delivery. Application of professional codes of ethics to clarify appropriate responses to contemporary dilemmas in the health and human sciences. Development of critical thinking about ethical issues.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHHS major with at least junior standing or admission to the HHS B.G.S. major.

    Credits: 3
  
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    UHHS 430 - Working with Diverse Populations in Health and Human Sciences


    Examination of relationships among culture, health, and well-being. Investigation of historical, cultural, social, economic, political, and environmental factors that impact health behavior and health status of diverse groups.  Exploration of strategies for culturally and linguistically appropriate service delivery addressing the needs of diverse populations.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHHS major with at least junior standing or admission to the HHS B.G.S. major.

    Credits: 3
  
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    WOMS 230 - Women, Sex, and Gender Today


    Critical examination and multidisciplinary analysis of gender norms, gender roles, and women’s experiences and status in contemporary society with attention to race, ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation.

    Credits: 3
  
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    WOMS 235 - Women Across Cultures and Centuries


    The dominant cultural patterns affecting women in different historical periods and social settings, and their expression in literature.

    Credits: 3
  
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    WOMS 324 - Women in Science


    Crosslisted as GEOG 324X and BIOS 324X. Why women are underrepresented in many scientific fields. The history of women in science, the current status of women in science, and the representation of women in various scientific disciplines.

    Credits: 3
  
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    WOMS 332 - Growing Up Female


    Examination of the experience of growing up female from an interdisciplinary perspective, with attention to differences and similarities in ethnicity, race, class, and sexual orientation. Theories and research on female development from such disciplines as psychology, literature, biology, and sociology. Topics may include gender socialization, family relationships, education, communication and the media, sexuality and romance.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: At least sophomore standing; ANTH 361, SOCI 357, WOMS 230, or WOMS 235; or consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
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    WOMS 390 - Internship in Women’s Studies


    Work as an intern in activities related to women’s studies. Reading and paper preparation under supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated in subsequent semesters to a maximum of 6 semester hours. S/U grading. Complete proposals must be submitted for the program director’s approval a minimum of two weeks before classes begin. Proposal forms are available from the Women’s Studies office and web site.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Junior or senior standing and consent of director.

    Credits: 1-3
  
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    WOMS 430 - Special Topics in Women’s Studies


    May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours as topic changes.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Junior or senior standing or consent of director.

    Credits: 3
  
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    WOMS 432 - Feminist Theory


    Concepts, methods, and concerns of feminist theory; systematic overview of contemporary feminist thought; theoretical approaches to key feminist issues.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: WOMS 230 or WOMS 235, or consent of director.

    Credits: 3
  
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    WOMS 434 - Language and Gender


    Crosslisted as ENGL 434X. Examination of empirical evidence pertaining to language variation by sex and gender identity within the framework of sociolinguistics. Focus on characteristics of feminine and masculine speech and conversational styles, societal attitudes towards them, and their implications for men and women in society. Biological foundations and sociogenesis of sex differences in language; interaction effects on language variation of other social variables such as age, class, and ethnic identity; and crosscultural differences.

    Credits: 3
  
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    WOMS 439 - Independent Study in Women’s Studies


    Independent research on an approved topic in women’s studies. Student must present research prospectus approved by a faculty member before a permit is granted. May be repeated in subsequent semesters only. Complete proposals must be submitted for the program director’s approval a minimum of two weeks before classes begin. Proposal forms are available from the Women’s Studies office and web site.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: 9 semester hours in the minor, including WOMS 230 and WOMS 235.

    Credits: 3

2-D and 3-D Studio

  
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    ARTS 200 - Beginning Life Drawing


    Study of the human figure through exercises in contour, modeling, and gesture drawing in a variety of media. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ARTS 215 - Fundamentals of Graphic Design


    Introduction to the basic principles of graphic design. Studio and lecture. Not open to students pursuing the area of study in visual communications.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ART 101 and ART 102.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 261 - 3-D Materials and Techniques


    Introduction to materials and techniques of three-dimensional media and technical introduction to a variety of materials and processes including woodworking and welding. Studio and lecture.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ART 100 and ART 102.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 300 - Intermediate Drawing


    Opportunity to develop interpretive and representational skills through work in a variety of drawing media.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ART 101, ARTS 200.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 310 - Issues in Contemporary Drawing


    Thematic investigation of contemporary issues in various media, including drawing, painting, 3D and 4D approaches. Rotating topics may include: Narrative Image, Abstraction, Political/Social Engagement, Globalism, Deconstructing Identity, The New Landscape, etc. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Successful completion of portfolio review in any area in the School of Art.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 321 - Waterbased Painting I


    Painting in various water-soluble media.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 322 - Waterbased Painting II


    Development of personal skills and techniques using water-soluble media.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 321.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 323 - Painting I


    Development of the student’s ability in painting with emphasis on ideas and materials.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 324 - Painting II


    Further study of the processes and techniques of painting.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 323. CRQ: ARTS 321.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 327 - Beginning Illustration


    Introduction to black and white illustration with emphasis on techniques and approaches for developing representational and observational drawing skills and how they relate to the methods and subject matter of illustration.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CRQ: ARTS 200.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 330 - Introduction to Printmaking


    Overview and introduction to basic principles and fine art studio applications of the primary printmaking media–intaglio, relief, lithography, and serigraphy. Idea and imagery development and print history.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ART 100.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 331 - Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography


    Comprehensive study of planographic printing from stone, aluminum, and photographic plates with an introduction to color printing. Discussion and studio work in various phases of the process with emphasis on concept development.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 330.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 332 - Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief


    Comprehensive study of intaglio and relief printing processes with a focus on color printing methods. Discussion and studio work in various phases of the process with emphasis on concept development.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 330.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 333 - Intermediate Printmaking: Serigraphy


    Comprehensive study of the serigraphy (screenprinting) medium, printing in multiple colors. Various hand-created and photographic stencil techniques. Discussion and studio work in various phases of the process with emphasis on concept development.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 330.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 338 - Anatomical Drawing


    Sketches and finished drawings executed from cadavers. Research through pictorial resources required regarding muscle origins and insertions, organs, and the internal skeletal structure.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 339 - Beginning Scientific Illustration


    Introduction to basic scientific representational drawing with emphasis on the biological sciences.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 200.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 340 - Intermediate Scientific Illustration


    Continuation of ARTS 339 with introduction to painting techniques with emphasis on zoological science.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 339.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 341 - Beginning Ceramics


    Introduction to ceramics using basic hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques for the exploration of form, texture, and glaze applications. Studio and lecture.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 346A - Intermediate Hand-Building Ceramics


    Use of hand-building techniques for the exploration of form in individually assigned problems. Laboratory experience in clay and glaze testing, studio clay mixing, and kiln firing. Studio and lecture. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 341 or consent of school.

    Credits: 4 or 8
  
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    ARTS 346B - Intermediate Wheel-Throwing Ceramics


    Exploration of form and texture through individually assigned problems using wheel-throwing techniques. Laboratory experience in clay and glaze testing, studio clay mixing, and kiln firing. Studio and lecture. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 341 or consent of school.

    Credits: 4 or 8
  
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    ARTS 347 - Technical Study in Ceramics


    Theory and laboratory experience in clay testing and mixing, glaze testing and mixing, engobe and slip formulation, materials and studio safety, and electric and gas kiln firings.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 346A and ARTS 346B, or consent of school.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 351 - Beginning Metalwork and Jewelry


    Introduction to jewelry with emphasis on basic fabrication techniques. Studio and lecture.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ART 100 and ART 103, or consent of school.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 352 - Intermediate Metalwork and Jewelry


    Introduction to basic forging, and raising, casting, and electroforming and other techniques as they are applicable to the contemporary field of metalwork and jewelry.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 351 or consent of school.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 361 - Beginning Sculpture I


    Exploration of theory, context, and methods of object making. Technique covered as appropriate to an assignment or a student’s work. Studio, lecture, and readings.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 362 - Intermediate Sculpture


    Continuation of and progression from ARTS 361. Studio, lecture, and readings. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 361.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 368 - Introduction to Fiber: Papermaking


    Exploration of papermaking technique including sheet forming (Western and Eastern traditions), embossing, embedding, lamination, watermarking, and casting. Discussion of various fibers suitable for making paper. Studio, lecture, readings, and discussion of the meaning/context of materials.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 371 - 2-D/3-D Woven Construction


    Exploration of a range of techniques for making 2- and 3-D work. Technical information includes pattern and pictorial weaving, textile dyeing/printing/painting, and 3-D woven construction processes. Experimentation with traditional and experimental materials. Exploration of unique conceptual principles of textiles: sculptural potential of fabric construction, meaning and metaphors of material, narrative capacity of cloth.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 372 - Introduction to Fiber: Print Dye Paint Stitch


    Exploration of techniques to alter, transform, and manipulate the two-dimensional surface of fabric. Emphasis on cloth as an expressive medium. Dyeing, resists, printing, surface embellishment, stitching, devore, and cloque. Studio, lecture, readings, and discussion of the meaning/context of cloth.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 374 - Installation and Fiber Construction


    Exploration of materials and processes for creating installation work and three-dimensional forms in the fiber tradition. Wrapping, coiling, knotting, looping, and sculptural fabric techniques will be explored. The concept of installation includes relationships of objects and site-specific work, and will examine a range of spaces. Concepts are developed through research, readings, material investigations, and developments of three-dimensional studies. When taught in the spring semester, the class will focus on object construction; in fall semester, the focus is directed to installation concepts and working in a range of public and private spaces.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 400 - Advanced Drawing I


    Intensive studio work in perceptual and conceptual problems using a variety of media. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 semester  hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 300 and successful completion of portfolio review in any area in the School of Art, or consent of school.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 402 - Advanced 2-D Figure Study


    2-D studio work emphasizing the expressive use of the figurative motif. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 321 or ARTS 323, and successful completion of portfolio review in any area in the School of Art; or consent of school.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 403 - Drawing Workshop


    Advanced studio work in expressive drawing processes involving use of form, content, and technique. Emphasis on selected directions. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Successful completion of portfolio review in any area in the School of Art or consent of school.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 406 - Senior Project


    Professional practice in the student’s area of study. Field experience, studio and/or lecture. S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours only for students completing more than one Fine Arts emphasis in the School of Art.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Senior standing.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 421 - Advanced Painting


    Individually selected studio problems in painting. May be taken concurrently with one other section of ARTS 421. May be repeated.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Successful completion of portfolio review in any area in painting.

    Credits: 4 or 8
  
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    ARTS 423 - Selected Problems in Studio Art


    Emphasis on specific concepts and/or processes within the drawing, painting, and printmaking curriculum. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ART 101 and consent of school.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 425 - Atelier Painting


    Directed study to expand knowledge of a specific style of painting with emphasis on current philosophies, instructional methods, practice, and experiences. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 323 or consent of school.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 430 - Advanced Printmaking Workshop


    Emphasis on developing individual skills and a body of work utilizing the medium. May be repeated.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 331, or ARTS 332, or ARTS 333.

    Credits: 4 or 8
  
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    ARTS 436 - Selected Problems in Illustration


    Emphasis on contemporary problems of illustration theory, using current illustration materials, equipment, and techniques. Topics announced. May be repeated.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 437 - Intermediate Illustration


    Introduction to traditional color materials and techniques and their application to the different major areas of illustration. Emphasis on developing creative problem-solving skills to effectively communicate ideas and concepts. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 327 and successful completion of portfolio review in Illustration.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 438 - Advanced Illustration


    Intensive studio work with emphasis on contemporary problems of illustration using current illustration media and techniques. In conjunction with the instructor, students select an area of focus, i.e., advertising, editorial, or book. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 437.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 439 - Advanced Scientific Illustration I


    Further exploration of the technical and aesthetic aspects of scientific illustration. Students work in laboratories of NIU scientists, illustrating research being performed.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 340.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 440 - Advanced Scientific Illustration II


    Advanced study and application of contemporary techniques of scientific illustration. Students continue to work in laboratories of NIU scientists, illustrating research being performed. May be repeated.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 439.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 446 - Advanced Ceramics


    Studio work with clay in various traditional and contemporary techniques with emphasis on problems selected for the individual student. Compounding of individual clay bodies and glazes, loading and firing, studio management. May be repeated.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 346A or ARTS 346B, or consent of school.

    Credits: 4 or 8
  
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    ARTS 447 - Computer Raster Applications for Illustration


    Study of the role of computer painting programs in illustration and the development/rendition of illustration concepts in commercial, editorial, and publishing venues using pixel, resolution-dependent software. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 215 and ARTS 437.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 448 - Computer Vector Applications for Illustration


    Study of the role of computer drawing programs in illustration and the development/rendition of illustration concepts in commercial, editorial, and publishing venues using object, resolution-independent software. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 215 and ARTS 437.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 451 - Advanced Metalwork and Jewelry


    Intensive studio work in individually assigned techniques and processes. May be repeated.

    Credits: 4 or 8
  
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    ARTS 452 - Advanced Research in Metalwork and Jewelry


    Studio research on specific techniques or processes selected in conference with instructor. Written or oral report required. May be repeated.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 451 and pass portfolio review in Metalwork and Jewelry.

    Credits: 4 or 8
  
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    ARTS 456 - Sculpture Workshop


    Intensive study of sculpture concepts and process. Focus varies, using contemporary sculpture trends in concept and materials. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 316 and ARTS 362.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 461 - Advanced Sculpture


    Development of a cohesive body of work for exhibition, slide documentation, and a written statement about the student’s work. Opportunity for intensive study and studio work. Studio, research, and lecture. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ARTS 362.

    Credits: 4
  
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    ARTS 470 - Advanced Fiber Workshop


    Individual exploration in any area of fiber curriculum with emphasis on the development of personal themes. Exploration across fiber curriculum to create integrated body of work. Studio projects, development of artist’s statement and documentation of work in slides. Studio, lecture, readings, and discussion. May be repeated to a maximum of 36 semester hours.

    Credits: 4 or 8
  
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    ARTS 471 - Special Topics in Fiber


    Emphasis on specific topics or processes within the fiber curriculum. Special topics include Artist Books, Japanese Papermaking, T-Shirt, Body Boundaries, Garment as Metaphor, and others. May be repeated to maximum of 36 semester hours.

    Credits: 4 or 8

Accountancy

  
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    ACCY 206 - Introductory Financial Accounting


    Introduction to financial accounting as a means for recording transactions and preparing financial statements for external reporting purposes. Examines the nature of accounting, basic accounting concepts, financial statements, accrual basis of accounting, the accounting cycle and internal control. Topics include corporate accounting for assets, liabilities and stockholders’ equity, and the corporate income statement. Emphasis on usefulness of accounting information for business decision making. Not open to students with credit in ACCY 288.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Completion of 24 or more semester hours of course work and a grade of C or better in OMIS 259 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 207 - Introductory Cost Management


    Introduction to the study of the information required for decision making in management planning and control systems. Theory and application of product costing, operational control, cost allocation, and performance evaluation for manufacturing, merchandising, and service organizations. Topics include cost-volume-profit analysis, standard costing, budgeting, job order costing, activity based costing, and process costing.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ACCY 206 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 288 - Fundamentals of Accounting


    Designed for students who do not expect to become professional accountants, but who need to understand basic accounting concepts and to gain insight into the structure and the operating characteristics of accounting systems. Emphasis on accounting principles, structuring accounting to serve a variety of purposes, and the meaning and limitations of financial statements. Not open to College of Business majors or to students with credit in ACCY 206 and/or ACCY 207.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 306 - Financial Accounting Information for Business Decisions


    Financial accounting and reporting from the point of view of the user of financial accounting information. Emphasis on the use of financial accounting information in decision making. Not open to accountancy majors.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CRQ: UBUS 310.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 307 - Managerial Accounting Information for Decisions and Control


    Study of managers’ use of accounting information for decision making. Topics include budgeting, forecasting, cost estimation, cost allocation, cost-volume-profit analysis, product pricing, income statement analysis, performance measurement, and non-routine decision making. Not open to accountancy majors.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CRQ: UBUS 310.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 309 - A Survey of Income Taxes


    Introduction to federal income tax provisions, providing an overview of federal income tax developments. Emphasis on taxation of business and individual taxpayers including implications for decision making. Not open to accountancy majors.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ACCY 207 or ACCY 288.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 310A - Accounting Information Systems


    Study of organizational accounting information systems that capture information from the major business processes and transaction cycles. Emphasis on how these information systems serve as the basis for the functional areas of accounting and business, including internal controls, databases, and other information technologies through a case study approach. Must be taken concurrently with ACCY 310S.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Acceptable score on the Accountancy Qualifying Examination or consent of department. CRQ: UBUS 310.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 319 - Fundamentals of Accounting Information Systems


    Intended for students who wish to study internal auditing but are not accountancy majors. An introduction to the accounting systems in organizations that capture information from the major business processes and transaction cycles. Coverage of accounting transaction processing, internal controls, and applications of accounting systems concepts through projects and cases. Not open to accountancy majors or those with credit in ACCY 310A.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: UBUS 310 and OMIS 351, or consent of department.

    Credits: 1
  
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    ACCY 320 - Intermediate Cost Management


    Study of managers’ use of accounting information for decision making in manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include budgeting, cost estimation, cost allocation, cost-volume-profit analysis, non-routine decision making, transfer pricing, performance measurement, and the use of Excel for modeling business decisions.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Acceptable score on the Accountancy Qualifying Examination or consent of department. CRQ: UBUS 310 and ACCY 310A.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 331 - Financial Reporting I


    Study of financial accounting and reporting issues, including the conceptual framework, balance sheet and income statement preparation, revenue recognition, time value of money, monetary assets, inventories, plant assets, current liabilities, and long-term debt. Employ authoritative sources in researching accounting issues Must be taken concurrently with UBUS 311.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ACCY 310A with a grade of C or better. CRQ: UBUS 310.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 360 - Assurance Services


    Study of assurance services, including auditing and attestation. Emphasis on underlying concepts, standards, and procedures associated with assurance services, including engagement planning, risk assessment, internal control testing, evidence gathering and documentation, and communication of findings.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ACCY 310A with a grade of C or better and ACCY 320 with a grade of C or better. CRQ: UBUS 310.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 370 - Accounting Career Planning Seminar


    Explores the various career paths available to accountants. Assists in identifying and developing career goals, job search strategies and skills, and interpersonal skills. Activities include self-assessment and career goal planning, resume writing, mock interviews, networking, and information interviews.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Acceptable score on the Accountancy Qualifying Examination or consent of department.

    Credits: 1
  
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    ACCY 411 - Advanced Accounting Information Systems


    In-depth study of advanced accounting information systems and applications. Emphasis on applied topics such as database systems, general ledger systems, e-commerce, and internal control issues. Students may not receive credit for both ACCY 411 and ACCY 611.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ACCY 310A and ACCY 310S both with a grade of C or better and MGMT 346, or consent of department. CRQ: ACCY 360 or consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 421 - Advanced Cost Management


    Study of advanced topics related to managers’ use of accounting information for management planning and control systems. Topics include advanced costing techniques, division performance measurement, customer profitability analysis, incentive systems, and other contemporary cost management issues.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ACCY 320 with a grade of C or better and MGMT 346. CRQ: UBUS 311.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 432 - Financial Reporting II


    Study of financial accounting and reporting issues, including accounting for income taxes, pension and other benefit plans, leases, earnings per share, accounting changes, stockholders’ equity, investments and statement of cash flows. Employ authoritative sources in researching accounting issues.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ACCY 331 with a grade of C or better.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 433 - Financial Reporting III


    Study of financial accounting and reporting issues, including accounting for business combinations, consolidated financial statements, conversion of foreign financial statements, foreign currency denominated transactions, and derivatives and hedging activities. Employ authoritative sources in researching accounting issues.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ACCY 432 with a grade of C or better and MGMT 346.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 439 - Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting


    Study of select topics in financial accounting and reporting to supplement knowledge attained in required financial reporting courses.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ACCY 432 with a grade of C or better and MGMT 346.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 450 - Taxation of Business Entities and Individuals


    Study of basic concepts of federal income taxation related to business entities and individuals. Includes the study of property transactions.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ACCY 331 with a grade of C or better.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 455 - Individual Taxation


    Study of the basic concepts of federal income taxation as they apply to individuals. Topics include gross income, exclusions, deductions, the taxation of sole proprietors, and computation of gains and losses on the disposition of property. Not available for credit to students with credit in ACCY 309.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ACCY 331 with a grade of C or better and junior or senior standing.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 456 - Advanced Federal Taxes


    Study of federal taxes imposed on business entities with emphasis on corporations, partnerships, and S corporations including an overview of tax research techniques. Students may not receive credit for both ACCY 456 and ACCY 644.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ACCY 455 with a grade of C or better or consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 462 - Internal Auditing


    Study of internal audit objectives, processes and reporting. Topics include internal audit standards, internal controls, risk assessment, risk-based audit procedures, documentation, and communications. Employ authoritative sources to examine ethical issues, emerging issues, and industry specific issues.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ACCY 360 with a grade of C or better and MGMT 346.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 467 - Auditing of Accounting Information Systems


    Study of the auditing of computer-based accounting information systems with a focus on control and security. Topics include information technology as it relates to assurance services, internal control assessments, and evidence-gathering activities. A student may not receive credit for both ACCY 467 and 667.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ACCY 360 with a grade of C or better and MGMT 346, or consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 470 - Accounting Career Skills Seminar


    Continuation of ACCY 370. Study of interpersonal skills necessary for a successful accounting career. Explores a variety of situations that accounting professionals experience in their careers and discusses the necessary skills and appropriate behaviors in those situations.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ACCY 370 and MGMT 346.

    Credits: 1
  
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    ACCY 472 - Independent Study in Accountancy


    Individually arranged study of an accounting topic or topics that are not part of our regular course offerings. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ACCY 331 with a grade of B or better and ACCY 360 with a grade of B or better and MGMT 346 and subject to a faculty member’s discretion and availability and consent of department.

    Credits: 1-3
  
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    ACCY 473 - Internship in Accountancy


    Full-time work for at least 10 weeks in the accountancy/financial function of a sponsoring organization. Students submit periodic reports and deliver an oral presentation to the Department of Accountancy internship coordinator for grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: ACCY 310A and ACCY 310S and ACCY 320 and ACCY 331 and ACCY 360 and ACCY 370 and MGMT 346 and junior standing and consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCY 475 - C.P.A. Problems I


    Study of accounting principles and practices for issuers, nonissuers, and governmental entities. Discussion of related theory and completion of relevant, complex problems. Computer-based practice in the solution of typical problems encountered in the C.P.A. exam. May not be used as an accountancy elective.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Consent of department.

    Credits: 3
 

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