MOTR Core 42 Courses

The Missouri Higher Education Core Transfer Curriculum is a recommended lower-division core curriculum of forty-two semester credit hours intended to facilitate student transfer among Missouri’s public institutions of higher education. It is a statewide general education course of study intended to ensure that all graduates possess a common core of college-level skills and knowledge.

CORE 42 is comprised of dozens of courses distributed across five knowledge areas - Social & Behavioral Sciences; Written and Oral Communications; Natural Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Humanities and Fine Arts. The courses in each knowledge area are designated with a Missouri Transfer (MOTR) course number, which guarantees the one-to-one transfer among all Missouri public institutions of higher education.

Missouri Western MOTR courses are identified within the course descriptions below. More information on the CORE 42 program can be found here


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ART 100  Introduction to Art     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: General background in the history, philosophy, principles, and techniques of the visual arts.

CORE 42: MOTR ARTS 100; Art Appreciation

ART 110  Beginning Drawing I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Elementary drawing with the figure, still life, landscape, and perspective in various media. Six studio hours.

CORE 42: MOTR PERF 105D; Studio Art - Introduction to Drawing

ART 140  Ceramics I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Traditional and contemporary approaches to ceramics as an art form; emphasizes technical, historical, and aesthetic problems. Six studio hours.

CORE 42: MOTR PERF 105C; Studio Art- Introduction to Ceramics

ART 180  Fibers     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Introduction to basic fiber arts with an overview of materials and methods. Exploration of the media may include surface design, textile printing, fabric construction, weaving, papermaking, book construction, and sculptural techniques. Six studio hours. May be repeated for credit.

CORE 42: MOTR PERF 105M; Studio Art- Multimedia Crafts

ART 205  Survey of Art History I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: A global art survey covering visual culture in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas before c. 1400.

CORE 42: MOTR ARTS 101; Art History I

ART 255  Survey of Art History II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: A global art survey covering visual culture in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas after c. 1400. Prerequisite(s): ART 205.

CORE 42: MOTR ARTS 102; Art History II

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BIO 101  Principles of Biology     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Introductory course on the principles of living phenomena intended for students not major in biology. Meets General Studies Category 2, Line 1 requirement. Three hours lecture, two hours lab.

CORE 42: MOTR BIOL 100L; Essentials in Biology with Lab

BIO 105  Principles of Organismal Biology     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Examines basic concepts and principles of evolutionary biology, behavior, ecology, physiology and morphology at the organismal level. Three hours lecture, three hours lab per week. Prerequisite(s): ACT math score of 22 or higher or a score of 70 or higher on the MWSU Math Placement Exam or the equivalent, ACT English score of 18 or higher or the equivalent, and ACT reading score of 18 or higher or the equivalent.

CORE 42: MOTR BIOL 150LOR; Biology w/Lab

BIO 106  Principles of Cell Biology     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: This introductory biology course examines the structure and function of animal and plant cells, interactions between cells, intra- and intercellular signaling mechanisms and basic cellular biochemistry. Within the above context, students are also introduced to basic concepts of molecular biology and development. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. Prerequisite(s): ACT math score of 22 or higher or a score of 70 or higher on the MWSU Math Placement Exam or the equivalent, ACT English score of 18 or higher or the equivalent, and ACT reading score of 18 or higher or the equivalent.

CORE 42: MOTR BIOL 150LCB; Biology with Lab

BIO 250  Anatomy and Physiology     Credits: 5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Concepts of human structure and function and relationships of these concepts to cells, tissues, organs and systems. Four hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in either BIO 101 or BIO 106.

CORE 42: MOTR LIFS 150LAP; Human Biology with Lab

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CHE 101  Introductory Chemistry     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Chemistry for liberal arts and sciences students; meets the minimum physical science requirement. Three hours lecture, two hours lab.

CORE 42: MOTR CHEM 100L; Essentials in Chemistry with Lab

CHE 104  Fundamentals of Chemistry     Credits: 5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: A survey of chemistry with special emphasis on solution and biochemistry; for students majoring in scientific and technological fields such as nursing. Four hours lecture, two hours lab.

CORE 42: MOTR CHEM 100L; Essentials in Chemistry with Lab

CHE 111  General Chemistry I     Credits: 5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Basic concepts of chemistry: atomic theory and periodic system, chemical calculations, oxidation-reduction, states of matter, theory of chemical bonding, atomic structures. Four hours lecture, three hours lab. Prerequisite(s): ACT Math subscore of at least 22 or a grade of C or higher in MAT110E or score of 70 or higher on the MWSU Math Placement Exam, or the equivalent.

CORE 42: MOTR CHEM 150L; Chemistry with Lab

CHI 100  Elementary Chinese I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Beginning study of Chinese language and culture, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus on topics of personal interest and activities.

CORE 42: MOTR LANG 105; Foreign Language I

CHI 101  Elementary Chinese II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Continued study of Chinese language and culture, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus on topics of personal interest and activities. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in order to continue in sequenced language courses. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in CHI 100.

CORE 42: MOTR LANG 106; Foreign Language II

CIN 100  Introduction to Film     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the language of film, its history, aesthetics, theory and technology. The course will critically examine the cinema from the early days of black and white silent films to the most recent blockbusters. Attendance at weekly screenings outside of class is required.

CORE 42: MOTR FILM 100; Intro to Film Studies

COM 104  Oral Communication     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Principles of speech as applied in meaningful participation in society.

CORE 42: MOTR COMM 110; Fundamentals of Public Speaking

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ECO 101  Current Issues in the Economy     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Introductory course covering current economic events and economic problems facing society. Topics include health care, the environment, crime and poverty, globalization, and recession and growth in the national economy. As the economic aspects of these issues are explored, the student is introduced to the methods used by economists to analyze problems and to develop possible solutions.

CORE 42: MOTR ECON 100; Introduction to Economics

ECO 260  Principles of Macroeconomics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Introduction to basic principles of economics with emphasis on the analysis of unemployment, GDP, inflation, and public debt; discusses fiscal and monetary theories and public policies.

CORE 42: MOTR ECON 101; Introduction to Macroeconomics

ECO 261  Principles of Microeconomics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Introduction to economic fundamentals with emphasis on supply and demand analysis, factor markets, different market structures, international economics, and various economic problems.

CORE 42: MOTR ECON 101; Introduction to Microeconomics

ENG 104  College Writing and Rhetoric     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Instruction in reading and writing; emphasizes expository prose. Fulfills first half of the general studies requirement in English composition. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in RDG 095, or an ACT Reading score of 18 or higher, or a passing score on the Accuplacer test. A grade of C or higher in ENG 100, or an ACT English score of 18 or higher, or a passing score on the Writing Placement Examination. (See class schedule for information about placement exams)

CORE 42: MOTR ENGL 100; Composition I

ENG 108  College Writing and Research     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Instruction in college-level research and rhetoric: continued practice in college-level writing. Fulfills second half of the General Studies requirement in English composition. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in ENG 104.

CORE 42: MOTR ENGL 200; Composition II

ENG 112  Honors Composition and Rhetoric     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: An enriched course on rhetoric, argument, and academic research open to students who achieve superior scores on the Writing Placement Examination (WPE) administered by the Department of English and Modern Languages, or who score 26 or higher on the ACT English subtest. This course fulfills the English composition requirement for basic skills in general studies for four-year degree programs. (See class schedule for information about the WPE.).

CORE 42: MOTR ENGL 200; Composition II

ENG 210  Approaches to Literature     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: A General Studies course emphasizing ways of reading and writing about multiple genres of literature. Various thematic approaches may be offered. Course may not be repeated for credit.

CORE 42: MOTR LITR 100; Introduction to Literature

ENG 245  Introduction to Creative Writing     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Students will test their talents at creating poetry, short fiction, and literary creative nonfiction to prepare them for upper-level coursework. Assignments and texts will provide students the fundamental terms and concepts that apply to the craft of creating each genre. Also, students will analyze the craft of both classics and contemporary pieces that show mastery. Each student will create a course portfolio that showcases her or his best works in all genres. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in ENG 104.

CORE 42: MOTR PERF 106; Creative Writing

ESC 111  Physical Geology     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Survey of geologic materials and processes, including quantitative and qualitative methods for studying geology. Three hours lecture, two hours lab.

CORE 42: MOTR GEOL 100L; Geology with Lab

ETC 200  Introduction to Technical Communication     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Workshop in technical style emphasizing shorter forms of technical writing as well as proposals and reports. Students are introduced to processes for producing documents in workplace, technical, and professional settings. They will also apply word processing software appropriate software for completing work professionally, including basics of graphics, styles, format, and layout. Prerequisite(s): ENG 104.

CORE 42: MOTR ENGL 110; Technical Writing

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FRE 100  Elementary French I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Beginning study of French language and culture, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus on topics of personal interest and activities, using primarily the present tense. Students whose high school transcripts show three or more years of French (with a grade of C or higher, and within three years of the semester in question) may place into a higher level French course with departmental permission.

CORE 42: MOTR LANG 101; French I

FRE 101  Elementary French II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Continued study of French language and culture, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus on topics of personal interest and activities. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in order to continue in sequenced languages courses. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in FRE 100.

CORE 42: MOTR LANG 102; French II

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GEO 100  World Geography     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: A systematic and regional analysis of the world's diverse cultural realms emphasizing the five themes of geography (location, place, interaction of people and the physical environment, movement, and region).

CORE 42: MOTR GEOG 101; World Regional Geography

GEO 160  Physical Geography     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Analysis of Earth's physical systems, Earth-Sun relationships, weather and climate, soils and landforms, fluvial processes, global vegetation, exercises involving data collection, aerial photography and map interpretation, and data analysis. Three hours lecture and two hours lab.

CORE 42: MOTR GEOG 100L; Physical Geography with Lab

GER 100  Elementary German I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Beginning study of German language and culture, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus on topics of personal interest and activities, using primarily the present tense. Students whose high school transcripts show three or more years of German (with a grade of C or higher, and within three years of the semester in question) may place into a higher level German course with departmental permission.

CORE 42: MOTR LANG 105; Foreign Language I

GER 101  Elementary German II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Continued study of German language and culture, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus on topics of personal interest and activities. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in order to continue in sequenced languages courses. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in GER 100.

CORE 42: MOTR LANG 106; Foreign Language II

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HIS 120  Modern World History     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: A survey of the political, social, and economic history of the world (Europe, Africa, Middle East, India, Far East, and Latin America) from 1815 to the present.

CORE 42: MOTR HIST 202; World History II

HIS 140  American History to 1865     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: The discovery of America to the end of the Civil War; colonial America, the Revolution, national development, sectionalism, and the Civil War.

CORE 42: MOTR HIST 101; American History I

HIS 150  American History since 1865     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Continuation of HIS 140. Reconstruction, industrialization, urbanization, emergence as a world power, progressivism, World War I, the New Deal, World War II, and postwar America.

CORE 42: MOTR HIST 102; American History II

HIS 200  Ancient and Medieval Civilization     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: The western world from antiquity to the fifteenth century; the emergence of civilization in the Nile and Tigris-Euphrates valleys; the political, social, economic, and intellectual contributions of Greece, Rome, and medieval Europe.

CORE 42: MOTR WCIV 101; Western Civilization I

HIS 210  Early Modern Civilization     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: The western world from 1500 to 1815; national states, the geographical revolution, the founding of European oversee empires, the Reformation, the emergence of constitutional governments, the Scientific Revolution, and the American French Revolutions.

CORE 42: MOTR WCIV 102; Western Civilization II

HIS 230  Modern Europe: 1789 to the Present     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: The French Revolution and Napoleonic periods; reaction, nationalism, and revolution; rise of socialism; imperialism; World War I; the Russian Revolutions and Soviet communism; the rise of fascism; Hitler, Stalin, and World War II; the Holocaust; the postwar bi-polar world order; the bloc system.

CORE 42: MOTR WCIV 102; Western Civilization II

HUM 203  Humanities: Ancient and Medieval     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: The social and intellectual history of humanity as reflected by literature, art, music, drama and discourse from the classical period to the Renaissance.

CORE 42: MOTR WCIV 101; Western Civilization I

HUM 204  Humanities: Middle Ages to the French Revolution     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: The social and intellectual history of humanity as reflected by literature, art, music, drama and discourse from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution.

CORE 42: WCIV 102; Western Civilization II

HUM 205  Humanities: American Revolution to the Present     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: The social and intellectual history of humanity as reflected by literature, art, music, drama and discourse from the American Revolution to the present.

CORE 42: WCIV 102; Western Civilization II

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LAW 100  Introduction to Criminal Justice     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: A survey of the philosophical and historical background of the criminal justice system as it relates to the individual; reviews the principles underlying social organization control devices with an emphasis upon such legal systems as the criminal courts, corrections, and law enforcement; designed to provide general knowledge about the concept and causes of crime, the varying goals and objectives of the criminal justice system, and an assessment of specific role performance of various members of the criminal justice system including major aspects of civil process.

CORE 42: MOTR CRJS 101; Introduction to Criminal Justice

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MAT 110  Contemporary Problem Solving     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Mathematics for solving selected real-world problems using elementary graph theory, data analysis, techniques of decision making, and the mathematics of finance. Same as MAT 110E. Prerequisite(s): ACT math subscore of at least 22 or a sufficient score on the math placement exam or departmental approval.

CORE 42: MOTR MATH 120; Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling

MAT 110E  Contemporary Problem Solving     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Mathematics for solving selected real-world problems using elementary graph theory, data analysis, techniques of decision making, and the mathematics of finance. Same as MAT 110. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisite(s): ACT math subscore of at least 18 or a sufficient score on the math placement exam or departmental approval.

CORE 42: MOTR MATH 120; Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling

MAT 111  Introductory Statistics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: A general introduction to statistics for students whose academic interests involve the analysis and interpretation of data. Emphasis is placed on the development of statistical thinking and the use of technology. Topics include graphical and numerical methods for summarizing univariate and bivariate data, basic probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, linear regression, characteristics of good study designs, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Same as MAT 111E. Prerequisite(s): ACT math subscore of at least 22 or a sufficient score on the math placement exam or departmental approval.

CORE 42: MOTR MATH 110; Statistical Reasoning

MAT 111E  Introductory Statistics     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: A general introduction to statistics for students whose academic interests involve the analysis and interpretation of data. Emphasis is placed on the development of statistical thinking and the use of technology. Topics include graphical and numerical methods for summarizing univariate and bivariate data, basic probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, linear regression, characteristics of good study designs, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Same as MAT 111. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisite(s): ACT math subscore of at least 18 or a sufficient score on the math placement exam or departmental approval.

CORE 42: MOTR MATH 110; Statistical Reasoning

MAT 112  Finite Mathematics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Linear and quadratic equations, graphs, and functions including exponential and logarithmic functions; mathematics of finance, annuities, sinking funds and mortgages; linear programming; counting methods, probability, expectation; descriptive statistics. Not open to the student with credit in MAT 165 or MAT 167. Prerequisite(s): ACT math subscore of at least 22 or a grade of C or higher in MAT 110E or a sufficient score on the math placement exam or departmental approval.

CORE 42: MOTR MATH 120; Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling

MAT 116  College Algebra     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Linear, quadratic, and miscellaneous equations and inequalities; relations and functions including polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; graphing; systems of equations; and matrices. Not open to the student with credit in MAT 165 or MAT 167. Prerequisite(s): ACT math subscore of at least 22 or a grade of C or higher in MAT 110E or a sufficient score on the math placement exam or departmental approval.

CORE 42: MOTR MATH 130; Pre-Calculus Algebra

MAT 147  Applied Calculus     Credits: 5

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: An applied course in techniques of differentiation and integration; applications primarily from the technological fields; analytic geometry, functions, differential and integral calculus. Prerequisite(s): ACT math score of 25 or higher or a grade of C or higher in MAT 116.

CORE 42: MOTR MATH OTHER; Mathematical Sciences

MAT 165  Calculus with Analytic Geometry I: Differentiation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Includes the study of limits and continuity of real functions, the derivative of algebraic and trigonometric functions, and applications of the derivative. Not open to the student with credit in MAT 167. Prerequisite(s): ACT math score of 25 or higher, or a grade of C or higher in MAT 116 and a grade of C or higher or concurrent enrollment in MAT 119.

CORE 42: MOTR MATH OTHER; Mathematical Sciences

MAT 167  Calculus with Analytic Geometry I     Credits: 5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: The first of three sequenced courses in calculus. Includes the study of limits and continuity of real functions, the derivative and its applications, the integral, and the integration and differentiation of trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Not open to the student with credit in MAT 166. Prerequisite(s): ACT math score of 25 or higher or a grade of C or higher in MAT 116 and MAT 119.

CORE 42: MOTR MATH OTHER; Mathematical Sciences

MUS 101  Perspectives in Music     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Music materials, forms, historical-social development of composers and compositions. Various themes may be pursued. May not be repeated for credit.

CORE 42: MOTR MUSC 100; Music Appreciation

MUS 103  Fundamentals of Music     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Materials of music through triads and simple double and triple rhythm; includes music reading/aural recognition. Meets three hours per week.

CORE 42: MOTR MUSC 101; Music Fundamentals

MUS 140  Community Chorus     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Group singing of various styles of music literature. Meets two hours per week. May be repeated for credit.

CORE 42: MOTR PERF 102C; Music Performance - Choir

MUS 145  Marching Band     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Performance of marching maneuvers. Meets six hours per week. May be repeated for credit. Rehearsals commence about one week before beginning of semester. Meets General Studies Category 5, Line 2 physical activity course. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

CORE 42: MOTR PERF 102B; Music Performance - Band

MUS 146  Concert Band     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Basic concert band literature with public performance; laboratory for conducting and arranging students; experience on secondary instruments. Meets three hours per week. May be repeated for credit.

CORE 42: MOTR PERF 102B; Music Performance - Band

MUS 240  Chamber Music Performance: Brass     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through performance in musical literature and performance practices as they relate to chamber music with brass instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 241  Chamber Music Performance: Keyboard     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through performance in musical literature and performance practices as they relate to chamber music with keyboard instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 242  Chamber Music Performance: Percussion     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through performance in musical literature and performance practices as they relate to chamber music with percussion instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 243  Chamber Music Performance: Strings     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through performance in musical literature and performance practices as they relate to chamber music with string instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 244  Chamber Music Performance: Voice     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through performance in musical literature and performance practices as they relate to chamber music with voice. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 245  Chamber Music Performance: Woodwinds     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study through performance in musical literature and performance practices as they relate to chamber music with woodwind instruments. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 310  History of Music: Ancient to Baroque     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Musical styles, techniques, composers, and culture from ancient music to the 1700s. Prerequisite(s): MUS 217.

CORE 42: MOTR MUSC 103; Music History I

MUS 311  History of Music: Classical to Modern     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Musical styles, techniques, composers, and culture from the 1700s to the early 1900s. Prerequisite(s): MUS 217.

CORE 42: MOTR MUSC 104; Music History II

MUS 338  Concert Chorale     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Select ensemble, emphasizing performance of sacred and secular choral music. Meets four hours per week. Students are financially responsible for appropriate concert dress. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 339  Chamber Singers     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Vocal chamber music performance. Meets three hours per week. To be taken concurrently with MUS 338. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 340  Renaissance Singers     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Vocal chamber music performance. Meets three hours per week. To be taken concurrently with MUS 338. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 341  Vocal Jazz Ensemble     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: This course is designed to give singers experience in the style of jazz singing in both ensemble and solo formats. The singers in the course will learn jazz style, scat improvisation, introduction to charts/chording, song forms, performance processes/etiquette, and the use of electronic sound reinforcement. Meets three hours per week. May be repeated for credit. To be taken concurrently with MUS 338. Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in a major choral ensemble and departmental approval.

MUS 342  Light Opera Workshop     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study and performance of vocal music for the lyric stage, including opera (in English or in English translation), operetta, musical theatre and other contemporary interdisciplinary forms. Repeatable for up to 8 credits.

MUS 343  Brass Ensemble     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Chamber music performance. Meets two hours per week. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 344  Jazz Ensemble     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Select ensemble for public performance. Meets three hours per week. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 345  Percussion Ensemble     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Performance of major percussion ensemble literature. Required of all percussion majors. Meets three hours per week. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 346  Orchestra     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Performance of selected standard orchestral literature. Meets three hours per week. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

CORE 42: MOTR PERF 102O; Music Performance - Orchestra

MUS 347  Wind Ensemble     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Select ensemble emphasizing musicianship, playing skills, representative literature, and public performance. Meets four hours per week. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 349  Chamber Winds     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Select ensemble structured for advanced brass, woodwind, and percussion students with minimum instrumentation; emphasizes original wind literature. Meets two hours per week. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 350  Woodwind Ensemble     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Chamber music performance. Meets two hours per week. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

MUS 352  Commercial Music Ensemble     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Performance group(s) dedicated to commercial music techniques. Each semester will be devoted to a specific type of commercial music (country, rock, jazz, mixed dance styles) and the ensemble will explore the various styles encountered within each type. May be repeated for credit.

MUS 415  Jazz History     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Overview of the history and evolution of jazz, from its humble beginnings the late 1800's to New Orleans in the early 1900's to bebop and beyond. This course will introduce the primary performers and the literature of the various development periods. Prerequisite(s): MUS 368 or MUS 403.

CORE 42: MOTR MUSC 100J; Music Appreciation Jazz

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PHL 210  Introduction to Philosophy     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Survey of the origins and development of philosophical thought focusing on texts selected from the classical, medieval, modern and contemporary periods.

CORE 42: MOTR PHIL 100; Introduction to Philosophy

PHL 219  Reasoning and Argumentation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Introduction to the skills necessary to construct and evaluate deductive and inductive arguments for use in a variety of disciplines, professions and everyday life. Topics include identifying valid forms of arguments, formal and informal methods of evaluation and the use of these skills when reading and writing. Prerequisite(s): ENG 104.

CORE 42: MOTR PHIL 101; Introduction to Logic

PHL 220  Symbolic Logic     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction to a symbolic language for representing the structure of valid arguments. Introduces formal rules for demonstrating the validity of arguments. Covers natural deduction for sentential and predicate calculus. Prerequisite(s): ACT math score of 20 or higher or the equivalent.

CORE 42: MOTR PHIL 101; Introduction to Logic

PHL 230  Ethics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: An introduction to ethical theory focusing on the major traditions of Western philosophical ethics and their practical application to contemporary moral issues.

CORE 42: MOTR PHIL 102; Introduction to Ethics

PHL 231  Healthcare Ethics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: An introduction to ethical theory focusing on the major traditions of Western philosophical ethics and their practical application to contemporary moral issues in healthcare.

CORE 42: MOTR PHL 102; Introduction to Ethics

PHL 232  Business Ethics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: An introduction to ethical theory focusing on the major traditions of Western philosophical ethics and their practical application to contemporary moral issues in business.

CORE 42: MOTR PHIL 102P; Introduction to Ethics- Business and Professional

PHY 101  Physics for the Liberal Arts     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: A comprehensive, descriptive study of the scientific principles of the physical world, including the history of science, motion, energy, cosmology, geophysics, etc. Designed to provide students without significant previous coursework in the physical sciences with a solid introduction to the terminology and concepts required for further study. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Not open to the student with credit in PHY 107, PHY 110, or PHY 210.

CORE 42: MOTR PHYS 100L; Essentials in Physics with Lab

PHY 104  Introduction to Astronomy     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Basic course in astronomy, mostly descriptive in nature; solar system, stellar astronomy, structure of galaxy and universe. Three hours lecture and two hours lab.

CORE 42: MOTR ASTR 100L; Astronomy with Lab

PHY 107  Introduction to Physics     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: A comprehensive, quantitative study of the concepts and laws of physics. Designed for students majoring in fields other than the physical sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Topics include motion, gravity, electromagnetism, atomic and nuclear physics, optics, and relativity. Three hours of lecture, two hours lab. Not open to the student with credit in PHY 110 or PHY 210. Prerequisite(s): ACT math score of 20 or higher or the equivalent.

CORE 42: MOTR PHYS 110L; Essentials in Physical Sciences with Lab

PHY 110  College Physics I     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Classical treatment of mechanics, energy, waves, and heat. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. Not open to students with credit in PHY 210. Prerequisite(s): MAT 116.

CORE 42: MOTR PHYS 150L; Physics I with Lab

PHY 210  University Physics I     Credits: 5

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: This course is a comprehensive study of mechanics, relativity, oscillations, waves, and thermodynamics involving simulations, applications, and experimentation. Course assignments require the student to have a thorough knowledge of college algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Three hours lecture, two hours computer aided instruction lab, two hours experimentation lab. Prerequisite(s): MAT 166 or MAT 167.

CORE 42: MOTR PHYS 200L; Advanced Physics I with Lab

PSC 101  American National Government     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: The American constitutional system, including Congress, the presidency, and the courts; and public issues.

CORE 42: MOTR POSC 101; American Government

PSC 200  International Politics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: The nature of politics at the international level; the national state system and state capabilities; foreign policy objectives, formulation, and execution; international organizations and alignments; contemporary world tensions. Prerequisite(s): PSC 101.

CORE 42: MOTR POSC 201; International Relations

PSC 210  Comparative Political Systems     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Structural-functional analysis of major European political systems; comparison and contrast among such systems and with others of contemporary significance. Prerequisite(s): PSC 101.

CORE 42: MOTR POSC 202; Introduction to Comparative Politics

PSY 101  General Psychology     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: General information about psychology in everyday life, designed to correct misconceptions and to give the student a better understanding of self and others.

CORE 42: MOTR PSYC 100; General Psychology

PSY 240  Life-Span Developmental Psychology     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: The cognitive, personality, emotional, social, and physical changes that occur from conception through old age. This course is intended primarily for majors in fields which require a developmental psychology overview of the life span. Credit for this course is not applicable toward a psychology major. Prerequisite(s): PSY 101.

CORE 42: MOTR PSYC 200; Life Span Human Development

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REL 250  Religions of East Asia and Oceania     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Survey of major and minor religions with relevant historical and cultural elements, focusing primarily on religious traditions with origins in East Asia and Oceania.

CORE 42: MOTR RELG 100; World Religion

REL 251  Religions of the West     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Survey of major and minor religions with relevant historical and cultural elements, focusing primarily on religious traditions with origins in West Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

CORE 42: MOTR RELG 100; World Religion

REL 252  Religions of South Asia and Africa     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Survey of major and minor religions with relevant historical and cultural elements, focusing primarily on religious traditions with origins in South Asia and Africa.

CORE 42: MOTR RELG 100; World Religion

REL 260  Introduction to Biblical Studies     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Introduction to the method and content of Biblical scholarship, covering the Jewish (Hebrew) Bible and the Christian (Greek) New Testament, with some discussion of relevant apocryphal and non-canonical texts.

CORE 42: MOTR RELG 100; World Religion

REL 263  Religion of the Hebrew Bible     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion .

Course Description: Introduction to the major elements of the Hebrew Bible from the perspective of contemporary biblical scholarship.

CORE 42: MOTR RELG 101O; Religious Texts, New Testament, Old Testament

REL 265  Religion of the New Testament     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction to major elements of the New Testament from the perspective of contemporary New Testament scholarship.

CORE 42: MOTR RELG 101N; Religious Texts, New Testament, Old Testament

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SOC 110  Introduction to Sociology     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: An introduction to the discipline of sociology; basic sociological concepts and theories; a survey of the major topics such as culture, society, social interaction, groups, crime, race/ethnicity, class, gender, the family, education, religion, medicine, economy, politics. Cross-cultural comparisons.

CORE 42: MOTR SOCI 101; General Sociology

SOC 120  General Anthropology     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: The bio-cultural evolution of the human species, with emphasis on culture as adaptation for survival; comparison of human non-literate societies, stressing cultural variability, cultural relativity, and similarities between cultures.

CORE 42: MOTR ANTH 101; General Anthropology

SOC 230  Social Problems     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: An analysis of contemporary American social problems, such as poverty, social inequality, crime and law enforcement, health and health care, population and the environment, problems in the family, education, politics and the economy. Global comparisons. Prerequisite(s): SOC 110.

CORE 42: MOTR SOCI 201; Social Problems

SPA 100  Elementary Spanish I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Beginning study of Spanish language and culture, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus on topics of personal interest and activities, using primarily the present tense. Students whose high school transcripts show three or more years of Spanish (with a grade of C or higher, and within three years of the semester in question) may place into a higher level Spanish course with departmental permission.

CORE 42: MOTR LANG 103; Spanish I

SPA 101  Elementary Spanish II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Continued study of Spanish language and culture, including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Focus on topics of personal interest and activities. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in order to continue in sequenced languages courses. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in SPA 100.

CORE 42: MOTR LANG 104; Spanish II

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THR 113  Introduction to Theatre     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: The contributions made by directors, actors, designers, technicians, and playwrights to modern dramatic productions. Participation in a production as performer, member of stage or construction crew, or members of production committee may be required.

CORE 42: MOTR THEA 100A; Theatre Appreciation

THR 126  Stage Movement Workshop     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Fundamentals of stage movement for performers and directors. Includes a basic overview of various body alignment techniques (i.e., Alexander Technique), character creation through movement using masks and clown work. Prerequisite(s): THR 113.

CORE 42: MOTR PERF 100SM; Stage Movement

THR 221  Technical Production 1     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of scenic construction and mechanics of stage lighting, the course will include studies in drafting, technical planning, basic shop tools, and techniques, construction of scenery and stage electrical equipment and practices.

CORE 42: MOTR PERF 104S; Stagecraft

THR 224  Voice and Diction     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Theories and techniques of using and improving the actor's instrument, the voice. Including articulation, resonance, working knowledge of dialects and a mastery of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Prerequisite(s): THR 113.

CORE 42: MOTR PERF 100VD; Stage Combat, Musical Thr Techniques, Voice Diction

THR 228  Acting I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Basic principles of acting theory. Studio work emphasizing warm-up techniques, improvisations, monologue and scene work. Two hours lecture, two hours lab.

CORE 42: MOTR PERF 100; Acting I

THR 275  Script Analysis     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (even-numbered years).

Course Description: A critical study of script formats: mastery of character and scene development used in works of dramatic literature and the practical application of this research to create a more dynamic and interesting character on stage. Prerequisite(s): THR 113 and ENG 104.

CORE 42: MOTR PERF 103SA; Script Analysis