Course Flash - Fall 2004

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Fall term begins September 27.

Many courses still have available seats. Please check our website and Schedule of Classes for additional course and program information.

New Courses for Fall 2004

Highlighted Courses for Fall 2004

Note: Click on each course subject to jump to the Schedule of Classes.

New Fall Courses

ANTH 330
Evolution of People, Technology and Society (3)

Discuss topics with special emphasis on technological change through human evolutionary history, and how the understanding of our evolutionary past behavior shapes our future. Also introduces students to basic fieldwork techniques in physical anthropology and archeology. (Bacc Core Course)

ANTH 350
Language, Culture and Society (3)

Explore the nature of language, and how it is variably used in different cultures and societies. Focus on case studies to learn things like: What are the various ways people greet each other? What sounds exist in another person's language that don't exist in English? What do proverbs and sayings reflect about a culture?

ANTH 380
Cultures in Conflict (3)

Explore cultural differences and the causes of conflicts in cultures. Learn to understand your own "cultural self" and to examine other cultures from an informed perspective. Examine ways cultural knowledge can be used to reduce conflict and improve cross-cultural communication. (Bacc Core Course)tornado

ATS 210
Introduction to the Atmospheric Sciences (3)

Survey the properties of the atmosphere and the factors governing weather and climate, on both large (long term, global) and regional (day to day, local) scales. PREREQ: College algebra and elementary functions.

BRE 512
Physical Hydrology (3)

Principles of hydrologic processes and the integration of these processes into the hydrologic cycle. Topics include atmospheric processes, precipitation and runoff, storm response in streamflow on a watershed scale, and major concepts in groundwater systems. PREREQ: One year of calculus.

CH 121
General Chemistry (5)

A general chemistry sequence for students with no previous training in chemistry, and whose college aptitude test scores indicate the need for an elementary introduction to chemistry. Entering students are expected to have a working knowledge of high school algebra, logarithms, and scientific notation. CH 121 prepares students for CH 122 and CH 123, which are Bacc Core courses; these courses must be taken in order. Lecture/recitation online.

ED 599
Special Topics: Critical Issues in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics

Addresses current issues, including a close examination of NCTM’s principles of equity, curriculum teaching, learning, assessment, and technology. Views curriculum in a way that reflects the needs of the subject, the child, and society. Special emphasis will include how to implement curriculum and instruction strategies to help ensure that all students meet the benchmarks and standards. See more info on Ed.M. Mentored Master's page.

ED 599
Special Topics: Politics, Policy and Advocacy in Education

This course examines the relationships among politics, education policy development, and policy implementation at the local, state, and national levels. Issues such as policy formulation; the nature of interest groups, political goals and strategies; external advocacy groups and organizations; the role of the local school board, the state board of education, and the state legislature; and the implementation of policy will be examined. Recent major educational reform efforts will be critiqued and potential future trends will be examined. See more info on Ed.M. Mentored Master's page.

ENG 465
Studies in the Novel: Consciousness and the Novel (3)

Particular novelists, movements, conventions, and types of the novel throughout its history. Topics change from term to term. This term you'll look at contemporary literature (ex. Toni Morrison, Liam Callanan) in the post-post-modern age. How has the novel developed, and where is it going? Not offered every term.

FOR 281X
Understanding Place: Communities and Their Landscapes (2)

Course delivered on-site in Wallowa County, OR. This intensive three day field-based course focuses on the skills needed to develop a working knowledge of the landscape. The course takes place in the extremely diverse and relatively unpopulated area of Wallowa County, where students will develop skills in observation, communication, and critical thinking surrounding natural resources.

FOR 381X
Community-Based Conservation and Development (4)

students in forestCourse delivered on-site in Wallowa County, OR. In this two week, intensive, field-based course, students will investigate community-based efforts to secure sustainable livelihoods adapted to the local environment in Wallowa County. Through guest presentations and field study, students will examine collaborative projects and processes designed to promote community, forest, and watershed health while creating family-wage job and business opportunities.

FOR 382X
Human Influence on Disturbance Ecosystems (4)

Course delivered on-site in Wallowa County, OR. In this two week, intensive, field- based course, students will investigate a variety of ecosystems and disturbance agents within Wallowa County. Through guest presentations and field study, students will examine a variety of projects designed to promote ecosystem health by understanding and managing for natural and human-caused disturbances.

GEO 324
Biogeography (4)

Study plant, animal, and biotic community distribution and dynamics, as well as the effect of climate, tectonics, and disturbance on extinction, speciation, and succession. Field trip(s) required but may be virtual field trips at no extra expense.

H 457/ 557
Financial Management of Health Care Organizations (3)

Utilization of standard financial tools needed to manage the capital resources of health care organizations. Includes funding capital projects, product costing, budgeting methods, capital formation and investment strategies.

NE 539
Selected Topics in Interaction of Nuclear Radiation (1-3)nuclear engineering students

Topics associated with interactions of nuclear radiation not covered in other graduate courses; topics may vary from year to year. Course may be repeated for credit. PREREQ: Instructor approval required. CROSSLISTED as RHP 539.

NE 567
Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (4)

Hydrodynamics and conductive, convective and radiative heat transfer in nuclear reactor systems. Core heat removal design; critical heat flux, hot spot factors, single- and two-phase flow behavior. Advanced thermal hydraulic computer codes. PREREQ: ENGR 332.

RHP 539
Selected Topics in Interaction of Nuclear Radiation (1-3)

Topics associated with interactions of nuclear radiation not covered in other graduate courses; topics may vary from year to year. Course may be repeated for credit. PREREQ: Instructor approval required. CROSSLISTED as NE 539.

RHP 588
Radioecology (3)

Radionuclides in the environment: their measurement and identification, uptake and transfer through food chains. Effect of radiation on natural populations of plants and animals. PREREQ: RHP 381 or NE 381 or senior standing.


Fall Course Highlights

ECON 202
Introduction to Macroeconomics (4)

Study some very timely principles; for example, how government policies regarding spending, taxes, and the supply of money can affect economic stability. Other selected topics may include the study of the international balance of payments, growth and development, and urban and regional problems. PREREQ: MTH 111 or equivalent is recommended. (Bacc Core Course) (SS)

HSTS 417
History of Medicine (3)

Students will identify and describe the main theories and discoveries that have influenced today's medical establishment. Course gives examples of how cultural influences have determined the direction of medicine, as well as detailing how medical ideas and practices have helped determined the subsequent course of history. PREREQ: Upper-division standing. (Bacc Core Course) (Writing Intensive Course)

MTH 103
Algebraic Reasoning (4)

Need a Math refresher course? This course teaches the basic skills necessary to proceed to Math 111. A combination of cooperative learning and individual instruction is used to promote student development of algebraic reasoning processes and skills. PREREQ: Previous algebra course.

Need a different Math course?

Visit the Fall 2004 Math section in the Schedule of Classes for info on MTH 103, 105, 111, 112, 211, 212, 241, 245, 251, 252 and 390.

WS 450
Ecofeminism (3)

This course focuses on the interrelationship between the ecological and feminist principles that mediate our relationship with nature and with each other. Explores both ecofeminist political (activist) and the ecofeminist spiritual traditions. PREREQ: Upper-division standing.

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