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The following university courses are offered by the Boise State Concurrent Enrollment program.

Course descriptions provide students with course objective, credit value, and prerequisite information for Boise State Concurrent Enrollment courses.

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Accounting

CourseDescription
ACCT 205
Introduction to Financial Accounting
(3 credits) Introduction to financial reporting. The primary objective is to make the student aware of the importance of accounting information as a powerful tool in the business decision-making process. Emphasis of the course is on the uses of financial information in making investment and credit decisions rather than the preparation of the information. PRE/COREQ: ITM 104 and 105 or satisfactory completion of computer competency exam covering basic word processing and spreadsheet skills or an alternative instructor-approved course.

American Sign Language

CourseDescription
ASL 101
American Sign Language I
(4 credits) Develops beginning abilities in receptive and expressive skills. Offers basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in a communicative context. Emphasis placed on the history of sign language and deaf culture. Course conducted primarily in ASL. Students who successfully complete this course may not receive credit for ASL 111 or ASL 112.
ASL 102
American Sign Language II
(4 credits) Continues developing abilities in receptive and expressive skills. Further study of grammatical structures, vocabulary and culture. Course conducted primarily in ASL. PREREQ: ASL 101 or PERM/INST.

Anthropology

CourseDescription
ANTH 101
Biological Anthropology
(3 credits) Introduction to human evolution through the study of variation, genetics, adaptation, living primates, the fossil record, and the relationship between biology and behavior.
ANTH 102
Social-Cultural Anthropology
(3 credits) Introduction to the descriptions, analysis, and explanations of the different ways of life, or cultures, through which human groups have adapted to their environments. Explanation of the nature and characteristic of culture as an adaptive to their environments. Explanation of the nature and characteristic of culture as an adaptive mechanism for human survival.
ANTH 103
Introduction to Archaeology
(3 credits) Introduction to the historic background and basic techniques of anthropological archaeology. Methods and theory used to reconstruct prehistoric cultures, their environmental settings, activities, and histories.

Arabic

CourseDescription
ARABIC 101
Elementary Arabic I
(4 credits) Develops beginning abilities in Modern Standard Arabic in all four language skills: speaking,

reading, writing, and listening. Offers Basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in a communicative context.
ARABIC 102
Elementary Arabic II
(4 credits) Continues to develop abilities in all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Offers basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in a communicative context. PREREQ: ARABIC 101.

Art

CourseDescription
ART 100
Introduction to Art
(3 credits) An introduction to the basic language of visual art.

Biology

CourseDescription
BIOL 100
Concepts of Biology
(4 credits) An introduction to fundamental biological principles of cell and molecular biology, genetics, ecology, and evolution. Introduction to organismal diversity, physiology, and morphology.
BIOL 107
Introduction to Human Biology
(4 credits) An introduction to human structure and function and the interrelationships of various human systems. Homeostasis, disease, health and their relationships to human anatomy and physiology. This is a non-major course that does not satisfy biology or allied health program requirements.
BIOL 191
General Biology I
(4 credits) Designed for biology and health science majors. The basic characteristics of living systems including the chemical and physical structure of cells, genetics, development, evolution, and ecology. Recommended: Solid preparation in high school biology and chemistry.

Chemistry

CourseDescription
CHEM 100
Concepts Of Chemistry
(4 credits) Acquaint students with chemistry and its relationship to other fields of study and modern life. Students who have received credit for CHEM 102 or CHEM 112 may not receive credit for CHEM 100.
CHEM 101
Essentials of Chemistry
(4 credits) First semester of a sequence course designed primarily for health science majors or students who need an introductory chemistry course prior to taking CHEM 111. Basic concepts of inorganic and organic chemistry.
CHEM 111
General Chemistry 1
(4 credits) The first semester of a one-year sequence course. A thorough study of the fundamentals of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, chemical reactions in solutions, gases, thermochemistry, basic quantum theory, chemical periodicity, and elementary chemical bonding. PREREQ: MATH 143 or MATH 147 or successful completion of the CHEM 111 Math exam.

Chinese

CourseDescription
CHINESE 101
Elementary Mandarin Chinese I
(4 credits) Develops beginning abilities in all four language skills: speaking, Elementary reading, writing, and listening. Offers basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in a communicative context. Introduces Simplified Chinese Characters and aspects of Chinese culture. Students who successfully complete this course may not receive credit for CHINESE 111 or CHINESE 112.
CHINESE 102
Elementary Mandarin Chinese II
(4 credits) Continues to develop beginning abilities in all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Offers basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in a communicative context. Introduces simplified Chinese characters and aspects of Chinese culture. PREREQ: CHINESE 101 or PERM/INST.

Computer Science

CourseDescription
CS 101
Introduction To Computer Science Principles
(3 credits) Introduction to fundamental concepts of computer science: creativity, abstraction, data and information, algorithms, programming, internet, and global impact. Basic ideas behind technologies including computers, networks, search engines, and multimedia. PREREQ: MATH 108 or satisfactory placement score.
CS 121
Computer Science I
(3 credits) Introduction to object oriented problem solving and programming. Software development process. Data and expressions, conditionals and loops, arrays and lists, and classes and interfaces. Introduction to graphical user interfaces and UML diagrams. PREREQ: MATH 170. COEREQ: CS 121L.

Early and Special Education

CourseDescription
ED-ESP 223
Child Growth And Development
(3 credits) Growth and development from the prenatal stages through school age, addressing physical, cognitive, communication, adaptive, social, and emotional domains. Emphasis on both the impact of cultural diversity on the lives of children and families as well as individual differences in the study of human development. Includes applied assignments and experiences.

Economics

CourseDescription
ECON 201
Principles of Macroeconomics
(3 credits) Economic principles are used to analyze the aggregate performance of developed economies. Analysis is applied to domestic and international macroeconomics issues. The goals and problems of high employment, price stability, growth, and the balance of payments are analyzed. Monetary, fiscal and other national policies are discussed.
ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics
(3 credits) An introduction to microeconomic analysis covering supply and demand, basic market structures, the operation of price systems, and the distribution of income. Provides an introduction to some applied areas of economics such as international, regional, the public sector, and economic development.

Engineering Science

CourseDescription
ENGR 100
Energy for Society
(3 credits) A basic understanding of energy and how it has been put to use is developed to promote a better understanding of our present technological society with its energy, environmental, social, and political problems. Alternative as well as conventional energy solutions are considered. This is a general education course, having no prerequisite.
ENGR 115
Idaho Aerospace Scholar
(2 credits) The Idaho Science Aerospace Scholars is a course offered through the Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA), online for high school students. Students will explore and interact with the history and internal functions of NASA space exploration through online NASA research, virtual simulations, team design projects, and problem-solving activities. Students will explore STEM careers and interact with Idaho scientists, engineers, and other STEM professions.
ENGR 120
Introduction to Engineering
(3 credits) Students use critical thinking and gain design-oriented engineering experience by working through projects that expose them to engineering disciplines. Professional skill development includes teamwork, oral and written communication, and professional development/ethical responsibility. PREREQ: MATH 147 or MATH 143 and MATH 144, or satisfactory placement score.

English

CourseDescription
ENGL 101
Introduction to College Writing
(3 credits) Introduction to critical reading and to writing processes, including invention, revision, and editing. Emphasis on writing thoughtful explorations of readings, observations, ideas, and experiences; developing the author's voice and inventiveness; editing for style and conventions of standard usage.
ENGL 102
Introduction to College Writing and Research
(3 credits) An inquiry-based course that continues work with critical reading and writing processes and provides experiences with methods and genres of researched writing. Students will initiate research projects, gather information from a range or sources, and demonstrate they can write about the information purposefully using appropriate documentation.
ENGL 206
Fiction Writing
(3 credits) Introduction to fiction writing with a concentration on descriptive technique. Readings in the short story. PREREQ: ENGL 102.

Community and Environmental Health

CourseDescription
ENVHLTH 101
Medical Terminology
(3 credits) Introduction to Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, combining forms and roots used in medical terminology, as well as the study of anatomical, physiological, and pathological terms, clinical procedures, abbreviations, and lab tests according to systems of the body. Medical terminology is treated as a medical language and clinical application is stressed.

Environmental Studies

CourseDescription
ENVSTD 121
Introduction to Environmental Studies
(3 credits) Introduction to the interdisciplinary nature of environmental concepts and issues. Integrates scientific, socio-political, and humanistic approaches to the understanding of nature and of how humans interact with the rest of nature.

Foundations of Education

CourseDescription
ED-CIFS 201
Foundations of Education
(3 credits) Social, multicultural, philosophical, and historical perspectives in education; current educational issues; and problems of education. It provides a conceptual framework from which students will learn to reflect upon and question American public education.

French

CourseDescription
FRENCH 101
Elementary French I
(4 credits) Develops beginning abilities in all four languages skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Offers basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in a communicative context. Introduces students to Francophone cultures. Students who successfully complete this course may not receive credit for FRENCH 111 or 112.
FRENCH 102
Elementary French II
(4 credits) Continues to develop beginning abilities in all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Offers basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in a communicative context. Introduces students to Francophone cultures. PREREQ: FRENCH 101 or equivalent as determined by placement exam.
FRENCH 201
Intermediate French I
(4 credits) Further development of all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Intensive review of fundamentals of structure and vocabulary in a communicative context. Topics for conversation focus on Francophone cultures. Course conducted in French. PREREQ: FRENCH 102 or equivalent as determined by placement exam or PERM/INST.

General Business

CourseDescription
GENBUS 101
Business for the New Generation
(3 credits) Acquaints students with business organization, functional areas, and current business issues such as ethics, social responsibility and sustainability. Presents the strengths and limitations of the business enterprise, while promoting innovation, creativity, and technology use in a global context. Emphasis on strategy, communication, problem solving, teams and negotiation. Format will be lecture plus interactive breakout groups, simulations and integrated cases.

Geology

CourseDescription
GEOS 100
Fundamentals of Geology
(4 credits) An introduction to the principles of physical and historical geology. Topics include weathering, erosion, glaciation, volcanism, earthquakes, rocks, minerals, maps, and the origin of the earth and its physical and biological development. Open to all students except those with previous credit in geology, or earth science majors and those nonscience majors who plan an eight-hour sequence in geology. Field trips required.

German

CourseDescription
GERMAN 101
Elementary German I
(4 credits) Develops beginning abilities in all four language skills; speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Offers basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in communicative context. Introduces students to Germanic cultures.
GERMAN 102
Elementary German II
(4 credits) Continues to develop beginning abilities in all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Offers basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in a communicative context. Introduces students to Germanic cultures. PREREQ: GERMAN 101 or instructor's permission.

Health Science

CourseDescription
HLTHST 101
Medical Terminology
(3 credits) Introduction to Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, combining forms and roots used in medical terminology, as well as the study of anatomical, physiological, and pathological terms, clinical procedures, abbreviations, and lab tests according to systems of the body. Medical terminology is treated as a medical language and clinical application is stressed.
HLTHST 102
Environmental Health
(3 credits) Evaluates the impact that chemical, physical, and biological agents have on environmental ecosystems. Introduces regulatory aspects of environmental management, specifically focusing on benefits to human health. Examines how political, economic, and cultural differences affect environmental preservation.

History

CourseDescription
HIST 100
Themes in World History
(3 credits) Uses a major theme in history to introduce methods of historical interpretation and to explore issues, developments and trends across time and place. Theme varies by instructor.
HIST 111
United States History
(3 credits): Surveys American society from pre-Columbian times through the Civil War era, with emphasis on the formative issues and conflicts that shape national politics and culture.
HIST 112
United States History
(3 credits) Surveys the issues and conflicts influencing American development from the Civil War to the present, including economic, military, political, international, and socio-cultural factors.

Information Technology

CourseDescription
ITM 104
Operating Systems and Word Processing Topics
(1 credit) Introduces computer and technology concepts and develops skills using current home/office and Internet productivity software. Basic functions of the operating system, basic to intermediate word-processing skills, introduction to hardware, software, Internet and networking concepts for use in the workplace, educational settings, and the home.
ITM 105
Spreadsheet Topics
(1 credit) Basic to intermediate spreadsheet skills development, hardware, software, Internet and networking concept materials for use in the workplace, educational settings, and the home. (Pass/Fail)
ITM 106
Database Topics
(1 credit) Basic to intermediate database skills development, hardware, software, Internet, and networking concept materials for use in the workplace, educational settings, and the home. (Pass/Fail). PRE/COREQ: ITM 105 or successful completion of the COBE Computer Placement Exam for ITM 105.
ITM 315
Database Systems
(3 credits) Introduction to design, development and administration issues of relational databases and DBMS, and their applications to real-business problems. Special emphasis on SQL, logical data design techniques, and rapid prototyping of end user business applications. PREREQ: ITM 106 or successful completion of a placement exam for ITM 106.

Japanese

CourseDescription
JAPANESE 101
Elementary Japanese I
(4 credits) Develops beginning abilities in all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Offers basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in a communicative context. The course also introduces Katakana, Hiragana, and a limited number of Chinese characters. Course conducted in Japanese. Students who successfully complete this course may not receive credit for JAPANESE 111 or 112.
JAPANESE 102
Elementary Japanese II
(4 credits) Continues to develop beginning abilities in all four language skills; speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Offers basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in a communicative context. The course also introduces Katakana, Hiragana, and a limited number of Chinese characters. Course conducted in Japanese. Introduces students to Japanese culture. PREREQ: JAPANESE 101 or instructor's permission.

Kinesiology

CourseDescription
KINES 121
Taping and Wrapping Techniques in Atheltic Training
(1 credit) Instructs students in a variety of wrapping and taping procedures used in the field of athletic training as forms of external support. A prerequisite for admission to the Athletic Training Education Program.
KINES 140
Personal Health
(3 credits) Covers nutrition, diseases, health needs, services, drugs, family living, and personality structure and development. Enhances student adjustment toward effective functioning in a changing environment.
KINES 220
Introduction to Athletic Injuries

(Sports Medicine)
(3 credits) A survey course introducing the principles of care and prevention of sport induced injury. Emphasis will be on identification and differentiation of minor and major trauma related to sports participation. A prerequisite for admission to the Athletic Training Education Program.

Latin

CourseDescription
LATIN 211
Elementary Classical Latin
(4 credits) An intensive introduction to the basic vocabulary, grammar, and syntax of classical Latin with emphasis on comprehension of the nominal declension and verbal conjugation forms of the language. Survey of Roman republican literature with illustrative reading passages excerpted from the ancient authors.
LATIN 212
Advanced Classical Latin
(4 credits) Second semester of the intensive introduction to the study of classical Latin with emphasis on comprehension of the advanced grammatical forms and syntactical patterns of the language. Survey of Roman imperial literature with translations and analysis of extended historical and literary texts from the ancient authors. PREREQ: LATIN 211 or instructor's permission.

Math

CourseDescription
MATH 160
Survey of Calculus
(4 credits) A survey of the essentials of calculus, intended mainly for students in business and social sciences, emphasis on application of such areas. Basic concepts and computational techniques for functions derivatives and integrals, with emphasis on polynomial, rational, and exponential and logarithmic functions. Very brief introduction to calculus of functions of several variables. MATH 160 cannot be taken for credit after MATH 170. PREREQ: MATH 143 College Algebra or satisfactory placement score.
MATH 170
Calculus I
(4 credits) Definitions of limit, derivative and integral. Computation of the derivative, including logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions. Applications of the derivative, approximations, optimization, mean value theorem. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, brief introduction to applications of the integral and to computations of antiderivatives. Intended for students in engineering, mathematics and sciences. PREREQ: MATH 143 College Algebra or MATH 144 Analytical Trigonometry, or MATH 147 Precalculus, or satisfactory placement score.
MATH 175
Calculus II
(4 credits) A continuation of MATH 170. Applications of the integral, symbolic and numerical techniques of integration. Sequences and series, with an emphasis on power series and approximations, convergence and error bounds. Separable differential equations. Parametric curves in the plane and polar coordinates. Includes use of mathematical software such as Maple or Mathematica. PREREQ: MATH 170 Calculus 1.
MATH 187
Discrete and Foundational Mathematics
(3 credits) An introduction to the language and methods of reasoning used throughout mathematics. Topics include propositional and predicate logic, elementary set theory, proof techniques including mathematical induction, functions and relations, and combinational enumeration, permutations and symmetry. PREREQ: MATH 143 College Algebra, MATH 147 Precalculus or satisfactory placement score.
MATH 254
Introduction to Statistics
(3 credits) Pre-calculus treatment of descriptive statistics, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, simple linear regression, correlation, introduction to probability. Emphasis on reasoning, problem solving, communicating ideas, and applications to a wide variety of disciplines. Use of computer statistics packages and calculators to handle computations. Carries no credit after MATH 360 or MATH 361. PREREQ: MATH 108 or satisfactory placement score.
MATH 275
Multivariable And Vector Calculus
(4 credits) Vector algebra and geometry, functions of several variables, partial and directional derivatives, gradient, chain rule, optimization, multiple and iterated integrals. Parametric curves and surfaces, vector fields, divergence and curl, line and surface integrals, Green’s, Stokes’ and divergence theorems. Use of software such as Maple or Mathematica for visualization, exploration and solutions of “real-world” problems. PREREQ: MATH 175.

Physics

CourseDescription
PHYS 101
Introduction to Physics
(4 credits) A broad survey of basic physics concepts and principles including motion, energy, electricity, magnetism, light, relativity, atoms, fission, and fusion. Some examples will be related to social applications. A one semester core course that uses some basic algebra.
PHYS 104
Life In The Universe
(4 credits) Emphasis is on our solar system, the origin of chemical abundances, and astronomical requirements for the development of life; extra-solar planetary systems, and the search for life in the universe.

Political Science

CourseDescription
POLS 101
American National Government
(3 credits) Institutions and processes of the American political system, emphasizing social, ideological, and constitutional background.

Psychology

CourseDescription
PSYC 101
General Psychology
(3 credits) Provides the basis for understanding psychological science. Topics considered may include: scientific method, biopsychology, consciousness, sensation, perception, development, learning, cognitive processes, motivation, emotion, health psychology, personality, individual differences, social psychology, psychopathology, and psychotherapy.
PSYC 431
Social Psychology
(3 credits) The primary focus is the individual; the unit of analysis, the interpersonal behavior event. A study of individual motives, emotions, attitudes, and cognition with reference to interactions with other human beings. This course may be taken for either psychology or sociology credit, but not both. A course in statistics or research design is strongly recommended. PREREQ: PSYC 101 or SOC 101.

Sociology

CourseDescription
SOC 101
Introduction to Sociology
(3 credits) An introduction to groups, organizations, and societies, and their impact on human behavior. Emphasis is on sociological perspectives, concepts, methods, and applications in areas such as organization, socialization, inequality, institutions, intergroup relations, change, etc.

Spanish

CourseDescription
SPANISH 101
Elementary Spanish
(4 credits) Develops beginning abilities in all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Offers a basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in communicative context. Introduces students to Hispanic culture. Students who successfully complete this course may not receive credit for SPANISH 111 or SPANISH 112.
SPANISH 102
Elementary Spanish II
(4 credits) Continues to develop beginning abilities in all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Offers a basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in a communicative context. Introduces the student to Hispanic culture. PREREQ: SPANISH 101 or SPANISH 112 or satisfactory placement score.
SPANISH 201
Intermediate Spanish I
(4 credits) Intended to further develop all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Intensive review of fundamentals of structure and vocabulary in a communicative context. Topics for conversation, reading, and writing focus on Hispanic cultures. Course conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPANISH 102 or SPANISH 108 or SPANISH 114 or satisfactory placement score.
SPANISH 202
Intermediate Spanish II
(4 credits) Intended to further develop all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Intensive review of fundamentals of structure and vocabulary in a communicative context. Topics for conversation, reading, and writing focus on Hispanic cultures. Course conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPANISH 201 or satisfactory placement score.

Student Success

CourseDescription
ACAD 101
Academic Success at Boise State
(2 credits) Focuses on the development of skills, attitudes and behaviors associated with academic success at Boise State University. This course will also familiarize students with campus academic resources, support services, opportunities for involvement and service, and career planning. This course is designed to meet the needs of freshman and sophomore students, and it is not recommended for students with upper division standing.
ACAD 106
Library Research Methods
1 credit) Introduction to the library research process and basic tools a student needs to succeed in university coursework. Gain proficiency using electronic and print library resources and learn about information in a societal context. (Pass/Fail)
ACAD 108
Career and Life Planning
(2 credits) Designed to assist students in knowing self and the world of work, identifying resources, understanding career planning, and developing a proposed implementation of career and life plans.

Theatre Arts

CourseDescription
THEA 102
Beginning Ballet I
(1 credit) Basics of classical dance. Beginning barre work and center training to build strength and flexibility. Designed for students with no prior experience. May be repeated for a maximum of two credits. (Pass/Fail).
THEA 103
Beginning Ballet II
(1 credit) A continuation of THEA 102. May be repeated for a maximum of two credits. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: THEA 102 or instructor's permission.
THEA 210
Repertory Dance
(2 credits) Choreography class for the creatively inclined dance student. Designed to give the student an opportunity to work with a professional choreographer to learn methods of choreography, to rehearse, and to prepare for performance. Requirements involve choreographing a dance piece during the semester and perform in the faculty choreography. At least one year of dance training is recommended. May be repeated once at each level for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

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