Apr 07, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

12. Courses


 
  
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    HIS 405 - History of Religion in America

    Credits: 3

    A study of the relationship between religion(s) and various communities over the course of American history. The goal will be to try to understand the role that religion has played in shaping a community’s identity and understanding its place in the world and how that role has changed over time. The course will also examine the way in which religion has been shaped by society.

    Also Listed as: REL 405  
  
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    HIS 410 - Methods and Materials in Secondary History and Social Studies

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education

    Required of students seeking teacher certification in social studies at the secondary level, with emphasis on the place of the social studies in secondary education; selection and analysis of aims and objectives; use of special techniques and methods; appraisal of techniques.

    Note: This course does not fulfill the history requirement for the Social Sciences or History majors, but only the professional certification requirement.

  
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    HIS 422 - Socialism and Communism in the Modern Era

    Credits: 3

    Provides a comprehensive study of the theory and practice of socialism and communism in the modern world. The course examines the roots of socialism in the industrial revolution, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, the Cold War, and communist movements in Vietnam and Latin America. The course concludes with a study of the rise of China as a world power, and contemporary communism in countries such as Cuba.

  
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    HIS 441 - Everyday Life in America

    Credits: 3

    A survey of U.S. social history from the Early Republic to the mid-twentieth century, looking at issues and events from the perspective of common folk, with particular attention to themes of race, class, gender, and ethnicity. Topics include slavery, industrial labor, immigration, women’s work, grassroots politics, etc.

  
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    HIS 454 - History of the South

    Credits: 3

    The political, social, and economic factors involved in the change from a nationally oriented to a sectionally oriented South by 1860. The impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on the post-bellum history of the South. Turmoil and change in the twentieth century.

  
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    HIS 463 - Archives Management

    Credits: 3

    A survey of the major criteria, functions, and techniques of archival management.

  
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    HIS 464 - Internship in Archives Management

    Credits: 3

    A laboratory situation, in which the student performs all the principal functions of the archivist, using actual historical documents.

  
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    HIS 498 - Special Topics

    Credits: 3-6



    An advanced seminar analyzing a specialized topic in History.  Topic to be chosen by the instructor.

    Note:  May be taken for credit twice, so long as total credit does not exceed 6 hours.


  
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    HIS 499 - History Capstone

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Completion of HIS 211  or POL 203  

    A study of the use and abuse of history and historical evidence in a broad perspective, using material which majors have produced in their past coursework, as represented by portfolios of the work.  This course requires students to engage in primary and secondary source analysis, archival research, and the completion of an article-length paper.

    Note: Cannot be taken concurrently with HIS 211  or POL 203 .

  
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    HO 101 - Honors Forum

    Credits: 1

    The course consists of selected readings, special lectures, films and group discussion of current issues and problems.

    Note: Pass/Fail Open only to honors students

  
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    HO 101G - Honors Forum/Governor’s School

    Credits: 3

    The course’s focus is on academics, leadership, creativity, and community service. Students attend selected courses in arts, humanities, sciences, special lectures, forums, panel discussions, and other special events that address current issues and problems.

    Note: This course is open only to academically talented high school students who have been selected to attend the Mississippi Governor’s School.

  
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    HO 303 - Special Topics Seminar

    Credits: 2

    This course offers students the opportunity to study selected topics that are more detailed and specific than what is offered in the general curriculum. The topics are often interdisciplinary, and the study is student motivated and directed.

    Note: This course is taken by Honors students typically in their junior year.

  
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    HO 401 - Independent Study I

    Credits: 3

    A faculty-supervised reading course for junior or senior students who are participants in the university’s Honors Program. The readings are intended to prepare the student to undertake an independent research project in Independent Study II. To receive credit for HO 401, a research proposal written by the student must be approved by the Project Committee.

  
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    HO 402 - Independent Study II

    Credits: 3

    A faculty-supervised course that is taken after the completion of HO 401 . Credit for this course is given when the student completes an independent research project. No credit is given for this course until the student presents an acceptable oral report and submits an acceptable paper based on the guidelines approved by the Honors Committee and the Project Committee.

  
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    IS 199 - Professional Development in the Humanities

    Credits: 1

    This course is designed for the upper level humanities student and is organized to encourage job preparedness, professional etiquette, and the overall ability to communicate professionally in oral and written formats. Class assignments include finding appropriate professional positions, writing a cover letter, creating a CV or resume, applying for graduate school, salary negotiation, and mock interviews.

  
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    IS 499 - Interdisciplinary Studies Capstone

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Senior standing and approval of the Dean of Arts and Sciences

    A faculty-supervised senior project designed to synthesize the disciplines the student has pursued in the Interdisciplinary Studies degree. The student’s project proposal must be approved in advance by the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee.

    Note: No credit for this course will be awarded until the student submits an acceptable project and presents an acceptable oral report on the project.

  
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    KIN 101 - Beginning Swimming

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Fundamental strokes which include elementary back stroke, front crawl and side stroke; additional skills as sculling, treading water, floating, diving and basic water safety measures. Course is designed for non-swimmers.

  
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    KIN 110 - Water Aerobics

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    A non-impact aerobic activity. Both shallow and deep water exercise provided.

  
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    KIN 115 - Dance Survey

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    The study and practice of three forms of dance. Included are the American forms of square, round and long-way dances, and folk dances of various countries; the influence of customs of the people on the dance. Current fad dances are also introduced.

  
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    KIN 120 - Yoga

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Yoga is an ancient system of care for total health of body and mind. This class will emphasize the physical benefits of yoga which include muscle balance, skeletal alignment, muscle strength, muscle elasticity, increased range of motion, improved coordination and improved function of internal glands and organs.

  
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    KIN 123 - Badminton-Archery

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    One-half of the semester is devoted to instruction in badminton, including fundamental strokes, rules, tactics for singles and doubles play. One-half of the semester is spent in instruction in archery, including fundamental techniques and target shooting.

  
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    KIN 125 - Yogalates

    Credits: 1

    This course combines the basic movements of Yoga and Pilates. Strength and flexibility are emphasized. the course develops core strength and improves range of motion.

  
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    KIN 127 - Beginning Golf

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Instruction in fundamental use of the various clubs. Rules and etiquette are included.

    Note: Course Fee Required.

  
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    KIN 129 - Beginning Fencing

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Instruction in techniques, footwork and bouting; experience in officiating bouts.

  
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    KIN 130 - Pilates

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    The Pilates Method is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility and strength for the total body without building bulk

  
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    KIN 131 - Beginning Tennis

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Introduction to fundamental strokes, footwork, playing techniques, rules and etiquette.

  
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    KIN 133 - Basketball/Softball

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Instruction and practice in fundamental skills, rules and team play.

  
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    KIN 134 - Volleyball/Soccer

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Instruction and practice in fundamental skills, rules and team play.

  
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    KIN 138 - Advanced Pilates

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Prerequisite: KIN 130  

    Advanced Pilates is similar to the beginner routine except that it utilizes advanced techniques of positioning and pacing for each exercise.

  
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    KIN 140 - Aerobic Dance

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    A series of aerobic exercises set to music and designed to improve one’s health related fitness. Each component of fitness (cardiovascular and muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and body composition) will be assessed, discussed, and enhanced during class.

  
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    KIN 142 - Beginning Racquetball

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Instruction in fundamental strokes, tactics, and rules.

  
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    KIN 144 - Conditioning

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Emphasis on developing a personal level of health-related fitness. The physiological basis for improving fitness is studied. Aerobic exercises are utilized to change body fat content, regulate body metabolism, and improve cardiovascular fitness. Exercises are conducted to improve muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility.

  
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    KIN 145 - Bowling

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Instruction and practice in fundamental skills with emphasis on spot bowling as recommended by National Bowling Congress.

    Note: Fee required.

  
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    KIN 147 - Weight Training

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Using weight training/conditioning activities to develop health-related physical fitness. Assessment and exercise prescription are used to improve components of fitness.

  
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    KIN 148 - Fitness Walking

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    This course will emphasize the use of fitness walking to improve cardiovascular fitness. Classes will include periodic use of weights and resistance training to improve muscular fitness and flexibility training to improve flexibility. Students will learn to calculate target heart rate, evaluate personal fitness level and determine fitness goals.

  
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    KIN 149 - Recreational Sports

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Instruction in fundamental skills, rules and strategy of recreational type of sports: pickleball, table tennis, billiards, shuffleboard, horseshoes, floor tennis, and paddle tennis.

  
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    KIN 150 - Step Aerobics

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    A step approach is utilized for obtaining optimal health related physical fitness including cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and ideal body composition. The correct techniques of step aerobics will be emphasized and practiced. Step Aerobics is fitness training of high intensity.

  
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    KIN 158 - Advanced Fitness Walking

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    This class is designed for those who walk on a regular basis and wish to improve both time and distance.

  
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    KIN 171 - Personal Defense for Women

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Designed to teach the skills and knowledge essential to defending oneself against an aggressor, avoiding potentially dangerous situations and preventing physical attacks.

  
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    KIN 180 - Fitness and Wellness I

    Credits: 1

    This course is designed to increase knowledge of how lifestyle choices relate to wellness and to improve a student’s personal level of health-related physical fitness through an instructional program emphasizing cardiovascular endurance and body composition.

  
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    KIN 181 - Fitness and Wellness II

    Credits: 1

    This course is designed to increase knowledge of the basic principles of physical fitness and how to put together a complete fitness program, as well as to improve a student’s personal level of health-related fitness through an instructional program emphasizing muscular strenght, muscular endurance, and flexibility.

  
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    KIN 201 - Intermediate Swimming

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Prerequisite: KIN 101  or its equivalent

    Strokes include front crawl, back crawl, side stroke, elementary back, and breast stroke; diving and surface diving. Emphasis is placed on skill in distance swimming.

  
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    KIN 207 - Skin and Scuba Diving

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Prerequisite: KIN 201  or its equivalent

    Instruction in the fundamental skills of diving with self-contained underwater breathing apparatus; progression according to ability of the student.

  
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    KIN 208 - Advanced Diving/Rescue

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Prerequisite: PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent

    Instruction in two certification levels: Advanced Open Water Diver and Rescue Diver. The standards and procedures are set by PADI.

  
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    KIN 209 - Lifeguard Training

    Credits: 2

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Prerequisite: KIN 201  or its equivalent

    Instruction and certification in standard Red Cross Lifeguard Training.

    Note: This course will fulfill one hour of the university core requirement.

  
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    KIN 210 - Foundations of Kinesiology

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: HK Major

    This course presents an introduction to the different domains of Kinesiology, the study of human movement. Students will learn basic information about each area including the history of physical education and sport, the importance of physical activity and exercise, the applications of human movement in Physical Education, exercise, and sport. Students will also be introduced to different career options in Kinesiology.

  
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    KIN 231 - Intermediate Tennis

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Prerequisite: KIN 131  or its equivalent

    Development of skills; emphasis on singles and doubles play.

  
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    KIN 240 - Aerobic Dance II

    Credits: 1

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Prerequisite: KIN 140  or equivalent

    Emphasis is placed on physical fitness, improvement of dance skills and coordination, and opportunities for choreography of aerobic exercise routines.

  
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    KIN 247 - Nutrition and Physical Activity in Weight Management

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the practice of weight management based on sound principles of nutrition and physical activity.

    Also Listed as: FN 247  
  
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    KIN 248 - Techniques of Officiating Volleyball

    Credits: 1

    Lecture/Laboratory (12)

    Study of rules and practice in techniques of officiating volleyball. National Federation Rules (high school). Officiating laboratory in intramural program.

  
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    KIN 253 - Leadership in Community Recreation

    Credits: 3

    Leadership training for all phases of the community recreation program. Materials and methods of all types of activities are studied.

  
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    KIN 254 - Survey of Officiating

    Credits: 3

    This course will introduce the student to the structure and application of sports officiating. Emphasis will be placed on specific rules governing different sports.  Topics will include enforcement, etiquette, and ethics in officiating athletic contests. Students will apply topics learned in lecture to officate simulated athletic contests.

  
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    KIN 260 - History and Principles of Physical Education

    Credits: 3

    A study of the philosophical, historical and sociocultural foundations of physical education; the role of sport and health promotion in contemporary life and examination of current physical education programs and purposes.

  
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    KIN 285 - Technology in Exercise and Sport Sciences

    Credits: 3

    This course is designed to provide the exercise/health science majors additional experiences with personal computers and other current technology associated with the profession.

  
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    KIN 299 - Special Topics in Health and Kinesiology

    Credits: 1-3

    Courses taught at irregular intervals or upon the demand of at least 10 students; course developed to meet special needs, times or current relevant topics in the Health and Kinesiology area. One hour activity offerings will count toward the HK/KIN core activity requirement.

  
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    KIN 308 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries and First Aid

    Credits: 3

    Three hours lecture and one laboratory hour a week

    Prerequisite: BSB 142  

    The standard Red Cross course in First Aid is included. Techniques for care of typical injuries in athletics are studied and training programs for preventive care are included.

  
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    KIN 308L - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries Laboratory

    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite/Corequisite: KIN 308  

    Complements lectures in KIN 308 .

    Note: Must be taken concurrently with KIN 308 .

  
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    KIN 313 - Water Safety Instructor’s Course

    Credits: 2

    (2.5 contact hours per week for a semester.)

    Prerequisite: KIN 209  

    Instruction and certification in standard Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course.

    Note: This course will fulfill one hour of the university core requirement.

  
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    KIN 316 - Practicum in Health and Kinesiology

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: KIN 140  or KIN 150 , KIN 147 , KIN 361  w/lab

    Course is designed to provide observation and practice of leadership in a physical education program, recreation agency, or fitness facility. Emphasis is placed on assessment, goal setting, prescription of exercise, and/or experience in program development.

    Note: Approval by faculty advisor is mandatory before registration.

  
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    KIN 320 - Camping and Outdoor Education

    Credits: 3

    Lecture/Laboratory (22)

    The study of environmental concerns, conservation, and the balance of nature; specific techniques and skills include backpacking, orienteering, rappelling, canoeing, hunter safety and hunter skills.

  
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    KIN 340 - Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: BSB 101  or BSB 102  or BSB 141  or BSB 142  or BSM 131  

    A study of the physiological systems of the body, normal aging, age-related disease, and the role of physical activity in healthy aging.

  
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    KIN 341 - Group Exercise Instruction

    Credits: 2

    Prerequisite: KIN 140 , KIN 150 , or KIN 144  

    Emphasis is placed on physical fitness, improvement of dance skills and coordination, and opportunities for choreography and instruction of aerobic exercise routines.

  
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    KIN 350 - Psychology of Exercise and Sport

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 101 , PSY 206  

    The study of scientific research and empirical evidence relating to instructing individuals in exercise and/or sport; development of philosophical framework and psychological skills needed for successful motivation, communication, and leadership.

  
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    KIN 351 - Materials and Methods of Teaching Physical Education and Health in the Elementary School

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: ED 300 , ED 302  

    Philosophy, techniques, materials, and activities essential for teaching physical education at the elementary school level.

  
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    KIN 361 - Physiology of Exercise

    Credits: 4

    Three hours lecture, one hour laboratory

    Prerequisite: BSB 141 , BSB 142  

    Study of the energy systems and effect of physical exercise upon the muscular, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems; relationship of strength, flexibility, endurance, fatigue, training, and nutrition to the efficiency of human, physical performance.

  
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    KIN 361L - Physiology of Exercise Laboratory

    Credits: 0

    This is a lab component for KIN 361 , to be required of majors. It provides experiential activities which augment the lecture section.

  
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    KIN 370 - Adapted Physical Education

    Credits: 3



    Principles, program and techniques in conducting physical activities for individuals with disabilities; adaptation of physical education content to special needs of exceptional children; theory and practice in teaching motor skills to the disabled.

    Lab experience at local school.  University background check required.


  
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    KIN 371 - Motor Development

    Credits: 3

    The study of motor development and correlates of motor skill acquisition. Included are the psychological, sociological and physiological factors which affect the rate and manner in which motor skills are learned.

  
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    KIN 390 - Anatomical Kinesiology

    Credits: 3

    Three hours lecture and one hour laboratory

    Prerequisite: KIN 147 , BSB 141  or permission of the Health and Kinesiology Department Chair

    Study of the principles of body mechanics, analysis of joint movement and muscle action in relation to physical activity.

  
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    KIN 403 - Graded Exercise Testing

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: BSB 141 , BSB 142  

    Designed to provide lecture and laboratory activities in all aspects of administering and monitoring various exercise testing modalities and procedures. Includes basic EKG interpretation.

  
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    KIN 405 - Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Kinesiology

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: KIN 285  or MIS 157  or MIS 160 . Senior status preferred. Junior standing required.

    Study of measurement and evaluation procedures; use of tests in school programs; selection of tests for motor ability, sports skills, physical fitness, knowledge and the affective domain. Measurement and evaluation in fitness programs in non-school settings is included. Basic research design in halth and kinesiology is introduced.

  
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    KIN 406 - Research Methods in the Health Sciences

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: HED 240 , HED 241 , KIN 210 , and KIN 285  

    This course is designed to provide an overview or research design, methods, and ethics for undergraduate students in the health sciences.

    Also Listed as: HED 406  
  
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    KIN 408 - Biomechanics

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: KIN 390  and PSP 211  

    This course addresses the kinetics and kinematics of human movement and the techniques of assessment.

    Note: This course will require one additional contact hour per week of lab.

  
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    KIN 410 - Professional Field Work in Sport Management

    Credits: 3

    This experience is built upon the ability of the student to function as a professional worker in the field of sport management. The standard is 120 clock hours in professional experience. Supervisors come from the agency as well as the University.

    Note: Approval by faculty advisor is mandatory before registration.

  
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    KIN 415 - Independent Study in Health, Physical Education and Recreation

    Credits: 3

    A course designed for physical education majors who are capable of doing independent research. The proposed research project must be approved by the faculty member who will supervise the work. A written report conforming to acceptable style manuals will be required.

  
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    KIN 416 - Internship

    Credits: 3-9

    Prerequisite: Completion of all coursework Field experience of at least 240 hours

    The student will work in an approved agency in which there is opportunity to apply and extend knowledge of all theoretical concepts. Observation by a faculty member is combined with on-site supervision. Specific goals, procedures, and evaluation techniques are developed for each intern. Application and approval by faculty advisor is mandatory before registration.

  
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    KIN 430 - Legal Aspects of Sport

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Standing

    Introduction to the legal actions which may occur in sport activities or events. Tort, constitutional, contract and statutory laws are the basis for the course.

  
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    KIN 440 - Sport Facilities and Event Management

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: KIN 340

    Introduction to the many management and planning processes of producing a sporting event and the process of design, redesign, and maintenance of event facilities whether indoor or outdoor.

  
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    KIN 451 - Instructional Methods in Physical Education

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: KIN 351 , ED 300 , ED 302 , and admitted to Teacher Education program

    Curriculum planning and design is followed by methodology of teaching team and individual activities. Experience is provided in preparing unit and lesson plans and in teaching selected activities following a set format.

  
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    KIN 460 - Exercise Programming for Special Populations

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: KIN 361  w/lab

    Basic epidemiology, ecology and pathophysiology of common disease states, recommendations for exercise and concerns for exercise for diseased and other special populations.

  
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    KIN 461 - Advanced Exercise Physiology

    Credits: 4

    Prerequisite: KIN 361  w/lab

    Study of advanced principles of exercise physiology; bioenergetics, adaptations that occur due to training at the molecular level, muscle physiology at the molecular level, environmental aspects of exercise, and effects of ergogenic aids. The lab component will consist of lab techniques to augment lecture material from the course.

  
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    KIN 464 - Advanced Mechanical and Kinesiological Principles of Human Movement

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: BSB 221 and KIN 390  

    Mechanical and muscular analysis of movement in relation to exercise, dance and sports; analysis of movement patterns with emphasis on use in teaching motor skills.

  
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    KIN 470 - Motor Control and Learning

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 101  

    Study of the processes that lend to relatively permanent change in the performance of motor skills. Models and theories of practice, augmented feedback, information processing, and dynamic systems will be discussed.

  
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    KIN 480 - Advanced Theory in Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

    Credits: 3

    Advanced examination and assessment techniques and immediate treatment and rehabilitation procedures for athletic injuries.

  
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    KIN 490 - Research in Exercise Science

    Credits: 6

    Prerequisite: KIN 361  

    This course is designed as an optional research project for students seeking a degree in exercise science. Students will be required to choose a topic, conduct a review of literature, develop methodology, gather data, analyze data and write the findings in the appropriate format.

  
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    KIN 495 - Sociocultural Foundations of Sport

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: KIN 260  

    The role of sports and games in American cultures as expressive of meaning and values, the female athlete; the contribution of sports and games to human welfare.

  
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    KIN 499 - Special Topics in Health and Kinesiology

    Credits: 1-6

    Course developed to meet special needs, research or current relevant topics in Health and Kinesiology.

  
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    LDR 101 - Freshman Leadership Seminar

    Credits: 1

    This course focuses on leadership foundations and structural dimensions of leadership. The students will apply these systems as they pursue a deeper understanding of themselves as a core resource for learning and leadership growth.

  
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    LDR 110 - Introduction to Leadership Studies

    Credits: 3

    This course introduces students to the study of the leadership process. The course covers core themes and interpersonal skills necessary for leadership growth, focusing on how course materials relate to students’ own leadership experiences.

  
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    LDR 120 - President’s Leadership Class

    Credits: 1-3

    Taught by MUW’s president, this class scrutinizes transformative leadership in the modern world. The course is designed to enhance students’ intellectual curiosity through better understanding of their personal, educational and professional goals. Since multi-level ethical leadership training is foundational in preparing leaders in areas such as business, law, education, health care, government, and in civic and non-profit organizations, students will analyze current real-world conflicts and controversies. Students will participate in values clarification exercises both individually and in teams. This course will also develop and improve personal leadership skills by examining methodologies of conflict resolution. The course may include guest lectures, field trips and co-curricular experiences.

  
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    LDR 201 - Sophomore Leadership Seminar

    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite: LDR 101  

    This course focuses on the psychology of leadership and the interpersonal skills necessary for leadership.

  
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    LDR 210 - Service Learning

    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite: LDR 110  

    This course fuses community service with academic development and educational success. Through performance of thirty hours of activity addressing the needs of the community, students apply academic learning to solving community problems.

  
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    LDR 220 - Paraprofessionals in the Collegiate Setting

    Credits: 2

    This course focuses on paraprofessional leadership in a college setting. Students will examine various theories on college student development in order to gain an understanding of themselves and their peers. They will explore contemporary college student issues and develop the skills necessary to address these issues. This course will then explore the concepts of educational programming and developing communities within a collegiate setting.

  
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    LDR 250 - Leadership Style/Substance

    Credits: 2

    Introductory course on leadership. The exploration of leadership will begin by analyzing personal strengths and weaknesses, how relationships develop, and the importance of group dynamics. The class format will assist students in developing a personal leadership framework.

  
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    LDR 301 - Junior Leadership

    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite: LDR 101 , LDR 201  or LDR 250  

    In this course students explore leadership in the context of the community, state, nation, and world.

  
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    LDR 399 - Special Topics in Leadership Studies

    Credits: 1-3

    Prerequisite: Approval of Department Chair

    A variable credit course in which students pursue topics or subjects of current interest in Leadership in any discipline. These courses are not part of regular Leadership rotation. The topics may vary each time the course is offered.

    Note: May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit with change in content.

  
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    LDR 400 - Internship



    1-3

    Prerequisite: LDR 110  

    A practical, structured program of work or service experience with a participating employer or service organization of the student’s choice. The student intern must be employed or be of service a minimum of 40 to 120 hours depending on the internship (40 hours= 1 Credit). The student intern must be supervised by the employer or service organization leader and a faculty member. The student intern must complete a paper, a personal journal, and the supervisor’s evaluation must be submitted prior to the end of the semester in order for the student to gain credit for this course.

    Note: Internship may be taken twice for a total of 6 hours.

  
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    LDR 401 - Senior Leadership Seminar

    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite: LDR 101 , LDR 201 , LDR 301  or LDR 250  

    In this capstone leadership course students will have the opportunity to analyze current trends and issues in the field of leadership.

  
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    LDR 410 - Senior Seminar in Leadership Studies

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: LDR 110  

    This course is designed for the senior Leadership Studies student and requires students to demonstrate their ability to research, analyze, and synthesize information and knowledge and communicate effectively regarding leadership studies and contemporary issues confronting the modern leader. Additionally, this course emphasizes presentation skills, professional etiquette, and the overall ability to communicate professionally in oral and written formats.

  
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    LS 099 - Learning Skills Laboratory

    Credits: 3

    Development and/or improvement of academic skills in writing, reading, comprehension and computation. Emphasis is placed on self-assessment and goal setting, learning strategies, test taking strategies. It is designed to use a computer laboratory, but also involves one-on-one teacher contact and peer tutoring. This course cannot be used to satisfy any graduation requirements.

 

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