Apr 14, 2021  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


      Courses numbered from 101–299 are lower-division courses, primarily for freshmen and sophomores; those numbered from 300–499 are upper-division courses, primarily for juniors and seniors. The numbers 296, 396, 496, and 596 designate individual study courses and are available for registration by prior arrangement with the course instructor and approval of the department chair.

The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the amount of credit each course carries. Variable credit courses include the minimum and maximum number of the credits within parentheses.

Not all of the courses are offered every quarter. Final confirmation of courses to be offered, information on new courses and programs, as well as a list of hours, instructor, titles of courses and places of class meetings, is available online in Safari which can be accessed through the Wildcat Connection, and go to www.cwu.edu/registrar/course-information. The registration handbook will assist you in navigating through Safari and is available online at www.cwu.edu/registrar, click on Registration Handbook and then 2012-2013 Registration Handbook, a copy is also available in Registrar Services or your university center office.    

 

PE: Individual and Dual Sports

  
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    PEID 148 - Advanced Martial Arts


    Description:
    Course is designed to further challenge students to techniques and motions of self-defense. Develops self-discipline, hand, eye, and foot coordination, and personal awareness.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: PEID 147.

    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
  
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    PEID 198 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1)


PE: Team Sports

  
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    PETS 110 - Basketball


    Credits: (1)

  
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    PETS 113 - Soccer


    Credits: (1)

  
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    PETS 114 - Softball (Slow Pitch)


    Credits: (1)

  
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    PETS 116 - Volleyball


    Credits: (1)

  
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    PETS 117 - Advanced Volleyball


    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: PETS 116.

    Credits: (1)

  
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    PETS 120 - Table Tennis


    Description:
    Table tennis will teach skills used during pair and partner play that will increase the players ability to play faster with more accuracy.

    Credits: (1)

  
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    PETS 198 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1)


PE: Varsity Sports for Men

  
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    PEVM 110 - Baseball


    Description:
    Two or three hours activity per day plus all regularly scheduled meetings and game sessions.

    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
  
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    PEVM 111 - Basketball


    Description:
    Two or three hours activity per day plus all regularly scheduled meetings and game sessions.

    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
  
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    PEVM 112 - Cross Country


    Description:
    Two or three hours activity per day plus all regularly scheduled meetings and game sessions.

    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
  
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    PEVM 113 - Football


    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
    Notes:
    (Two or three hours activity per day plus all regularly scheduled meetings and game sessions).
  
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    PEVM 117 - Track and Field


    Description:
    Two or three hours activity per day plus all regularly scheduled meetings and game sessions.

    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.

PE: Varsity Sports for Women

  
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    PEVW 110 - Basketball


    Description:
    Two or three hours activity per day plus all regularly scheduled meetings and game sessions.

    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
  
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    PEVW 111 - Cross Country


    Description:
    Two or three hours activity per day plus all regularly scheduled meetings and game sessions.

    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
  
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    PEVW 116 - Track and Field


    Description:
    Two or three hours activity per day plus all regularly scheduled meetings and game sessions.

    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
  
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    PEVW 117 - Volleyball


    Description:
    Two or three hours activity per day plus all regularly scheduled meetings and game sessions.

    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
  
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    PEVW 118 - Soccer


    Description:
    Two or three hours activity per day plus all regularly scheduled meetings and game sessions.

    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
  
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    PEVW 119 - Softball


    Description:
    Two or three hours activity per day plus all regularly scheduled meetings and game sessions.

    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
  
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    PEVW 120 - Cheerleading


    Description:
    Two or three hours activity per day plus all regularly scheduled meetings and game sessions.

    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.

Philosophy

  
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    PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy


    Description:
    Introduction to the basic themes, thinkers, and topics of philosophy. The mind-body problem, good versus evil, knowledge, truth, goodness, and beauty.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category
    AH-Philosophies and Culture World (W)
  
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    PHIL 115 - The Meaning of Life


    Description:
    Original sources from diverse philosophical traditions explore various responses to the question of the meaning of life, considering the most significant human aspirations and values.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category
    AH-Philosophies and Culture World (W)
  
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    PHIL 150 - Critical Thinking


    Description:
    This course will focus on informal logic: understanding and evaluating arguments in ordinary language. Students will learn to read, write, and think critically.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 201 - Introduction to Logic


    Description:
    Formal principles, methods and techniques for analyzing, constructing, and evaluating arguments. Topics include validity, soundness, truth tables, Venn diagrams, syllogisms, and logical symbolism.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category
    Basic Skills 5 - Logic
  
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    PHIL 202 - Introduction to Ethics


    Description:
    Examine some main traditions of ethics, such as Christian ethics, Buddhist ethics, Confucian ethics, ethical absolutism and relativism, utilitarianism, deontology, and feminist ethics.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category
    AH-Philosophies and Culture World (W)
  
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    PHIL 209 - Asian Philosophy


    Description:
    Examination of selected classical and/or contemporary issues and questions in Chinese, Japanese and Indian philosophy.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category
    AH-Philosophies and Culture World (W)
  
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    PHIL 210 - Current Ethical Issues


    Description:
    Contemporary ethical theories from diverse traditions applied to current ethical problems. Recent ethical approaches to euthanasia, abortion, capital punishment, affirmative action, and environmental concerns.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category
    AH-Philosophies and Culture World (W)
  
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    PHIL 298 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    PHIL 299 - Seminar


    Credits: (1-5)

  
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    PHIL 302 - Ethics


    Description:
    Man as moral agent; nature of moral decision; ethical theories; their relevance to moral practice.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 303 - Aesthetics


    Description:
    Aesthetic object and its qualities, the aesthetic experience, and evaluation of works of art.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 304 - Business Ethics


    Description:
    Ethical problems that arise in contemporary business practices and the relevance of recent ethical theory to these problems.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 305 - Philosophy of Religion


    Description:
    Fundamental assumptions and issues in religious activity and thought; types of religious philosophy.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 306 - Environmental Ethics


    Description:
    An examination of various positions on the human relationship with the natural environment, from ancient and contemporary, western and non-western, as well as interdisciplinary perspectives.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: sophomore standing or above.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category
    AH-Philosophies and Culture World (W)
  
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    PHIL 307 - Introduction to Formal Logic


    Description:
    An introduction to formal logic, focusing on propositional and predicate calculus. Logical operators, symbolization, truth functions, truth tables, natural deduction (including conditional and direct proofs), and quantifiers.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 308 - Medical Ethics


    Description:
    Explores ethical issues arising in a medical context, such as the allocation of scarce medical resources and health care, patient confidentiality , advance directives, human experimentation, and physician-assisted suicide.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 320 - American Indian Philosophy


    Description:
    The course examines philosophy indigenous to North America through native and non-native historical and contemporary sources; explores the interplay of native and nonnative philosophical concepts and the influence of indigenous American roots on contemporary American philosophy. AIS 320 and PHIL 320 are cross-listed courses; students may not receive credit for both.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 324 - Philosophy and Science Fiction


    Description:
    Covers issues in analytic philosophy via examination of science fiction works. Topics may include skepticism, free will, personal identity, artificial intelligence, machine ethics, transhumanism, genetic engineering and time travel.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 325 - Women and Philosophy


    Description:
    An examination of what the history of philosophy has claimed about the significance of gender with particular attention to the characterization of women in those texts and the impact of this history on contemporary thought.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 345 - Chinese Philosophy


    Description:
    Selected philosophical topics in Chinese literature.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 347 - Philosophy of Law


    Description:
    Examines theories regarding the origin and justification of legal systems, including; natural law theory, legal positivism, and legal realism. Topics may include; civil disobedience, religious freedom, affirmative action, pornography, the insanity defense, and punishment.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 348 - Social and Political Philosophy


    Description:
    An examination of the philosophical foundations of major modern social and political systems such as classical conservatism, liberalism, socialism, fascism, and anarchism.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 351 - Medieval Philosophy


    Description:
    Latin, Arabic, and Jewish traditions.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 352 - Western Philosophy I: Ancient Greek Philosophy


    Description:
    Offers an overview of Ancient Greek Philosophy from the Pre-socratic period up to and including the Hellenistic period.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 353 - Western Philosophy II: Rationalism and Empiricism


    Description:
    A study of some of the influential philosophies of the 17th and 18th centuries: Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: sophomore standing or above.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 354 - Western Philosophy III: Kant and the 19th Century


    Description:
    A study of European philosophers from the late 18th and 19th centuries. The course focuses on primary texts from such philosophers as Kant, Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, and Nietzche.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 355 - Contemporary Thought


    Description:
    20th century; James, Russell, Whitehead, Dewey, Ayer, Sartre, and Jaspers.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 356 - American Philosophies


    Description:
    Examines the development of American philosophies from the Colonial period to the present, including African American,  Native American, Latin American philosophies, American pragmatism, transcendentalism, American feminism, and others.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 357 - Race, Class, and Gender: Philosophical Perspectives


    Description:
    An examination of historical and contemporary writings that address issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation from philosophical perspectives.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 358 - Existentialism


    Description:
    Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Marcel, Heidegger, Jaspers, and Sartre.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 361 - Theory of Knowledge


    Description:
    A critical study of contemporary analytic epistemology. Topics may include belief, evidence, and perception; skepticism and justification; a priori knowledge; induction; knowledge of other minds; the ethics of belief; truth and relativism.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 364 - Philosophy of Mind


    Description:
    A critical study of contemporary analytic philosophy of mind. Topics may include dualism, materialism, functionalism, consciousness, intentionality and representation, the computational theory of mind, artificial intelligence, and animal minds.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 376 - Contemporary Religious Thought


    Description:
    An examination of recent and contemporary writings which reflect the “religious condition” in contemporary western culture. Readings will be chosen from such writers as Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Freud, Marx, Sartre, Marcel, Buber, Bonhoeffer, Maritain, Dewey, the Niebuhrs, Tillich, Whitehead, and Teilhard de Chardin.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 378 - Philosophy of Love


    Description:
    A study of various concepts of love as they occur in philosophy, literature, and other cultural expressions. The nature of romantic love, eros, agape, friendship, and fellow feeling will be discussed.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: sophomore standing or above.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category
    AH-Philosophies and Culture World (W)
  
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    PHIL 379 - Philosophy of Music


    Description:
    Great music as a source of insights into human beings and the world. PHIL 379 and MUS 379 are equivalent courses; students may not receive credit for both.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    PHIL 380 - Philosophy of Science


    Description:
    A critical study of the aims, structure, and methodology of the sciences. Topics covered may include explanation, prediction, induction, theories, scientific realism, empiricism, laws, and confirmation.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 402 - Ethics and Film


    Description:
    An examination of ethical theories and themes in film, including the ethics of filmmaking. Films will be selected from a wide range of possibilities, including foreign productions.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 459 - Phenomenology


    Description:
    A historical and critical study of phenomenology as a philosophic method. Leading phenomenologists such as Husserl, Scheler, and Merleau-Ponty.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 465 - Advanced Ethics


    Description:
    Contemporary ethical theory. Ethical disagreement, moral truth, value concepts, moral reasoning, normative sentences.

    Credits: (5)

  
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    PHIL 488 - Junior Seminar


    Description:
    Intensive study of selected philosophical theories, movements, or figures.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: student must be a philosophy major with junior or senior standing or have permission from the instructor.

    Credits: (5)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated up to 10 credits under a different subtitle.
  
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    Learning Agreement Forms

    PHIL 490 - Cooperative Education


    Description:
    An individualized, contracted field experience with business, industry, government, or social service agencies. This contractual arrangement involves a student learning plan, cooperating employer supervision, and faculty coordination.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: prior approval required.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
    Grading Basis
    Grade will either be S or U.
  
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    PHIL 494 - Undergraduate Thesis Preparation


    Description:
    Preparation for writing undergraduate thesis.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisites: advanced standing

    Credits: (2)

    Consent
    By permission.
  
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    PHIL 495 - Undergraduate Thesis


    Description:
    Produce an original substantive thesis-driven paper based on independent research.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: PHIL 494 and advanced standing.

    Credits: (3)

    Consent
    By permission.
  
  
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    PHIL 497 - Honors Thesis


    Description:
    Produce an original, thesis-driven honors level paper based on original research. Paper will be reviewed by a second departmental reader and presented in an open forum.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisites: PHIL 494, advanced standing, and admission to the Philosophy and Religious Studies Departmental Honors Program.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    PHIL 498 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    PHIL 499 - Seminar


    Credits: (5)


Physical Education

  
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    PE 220 - Climbing Wall Instructor


    Description:
    This course will prepare students to instruct climbing in an indoor setting. Students will learn to instruct both technical and movement climbing skills. This course will prepare students to receive a climbing wall instructor certification through the professional climbing instructors association.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: PEID 298 Intermediate Climbing or instructor permission.

    Credits: (2)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated up to 6 credits.
  
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    PE 298 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    PE 321 - Football Coaching


    Credits: (3)

  
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    PE 323 - Basketball Coaching


    Credits: (3)

  
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    PE 324 - Track Coaching


    Credits: (3)

  
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    PE 325 - Baseball Coaching


    Credits: (3)

  
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    PE 326 - Theory of Coaching Soccer


    Description:
    This course provides an in-depth examination of the coaching of soccer at all school age levels.

    Credits: (3)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated up to 6 credits.
  
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    PE 330 - Volleyball Coach


    Credits: (3)

  
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    PE 334 - Physical Education Activities for the Elementary School


    Description:
    Selection, organization, and presentation of physical education activities in the elementary school.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance, and conditional or full admission to the Teacher Certification Program.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    PE 346 - Administration of Athletes


    Description:
    The course will provide the student with an overview of the role of the athletic director as the leader, manager, organizer, and director of the interscholastic and intercollegiate programs in public and private schools.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: PE 365.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    PE 365 - Foundations of Coaching


    Description:
    Introduction to principles and methods of coaching sports with children and youth.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    PE 398 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    PE 442 - Field Work in Physical Education


    Description:
    Class to be arranged by college supervisor.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
    Grading Basis
    Grade will either be S or U.
  
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    PE 448 - Coaching and Competitive Ethics


    Description:
    This course is to enable the student to understand and apply ethical values as a practitioner (coach) in the realm of competitive sport.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: PE 365.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    PE 453 - Psychological and Sociological Foundations of Coaching


    Description:
    Investigation of factors affecting individual and group behavior in the coaching of interscholastic sports.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: PE 365.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    PE 484 - Legal Liability and Risk Management


    Description:
    Aspects of personal law, premises liability, and risk management affecting policy, and behavior within the physical education and coaching profession.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    PE 491 - Workshop Clinic


    Description:
    Letter grades or S or U grades may be given at the option of the Department of Physical Education.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
  
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    PE 492 - Practicum


    Description:
    Practical experience working with children in physical education activities.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: four credits in physical education major.

    Credits: (1-4)

    Notes:
    May be repeated for credit. Four credits required in major.
  
  
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    PE 498 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    PE 499 - Seminar


    Credits: (1-5)

  
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    PESH 341 - Characteristics of Effective Physical Education Teaching


    Description:
    Examination of selected pedagogical principles and their impact on the teaching of human movement.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: PESH 280.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    PESH 342 - Developmental Movement


    Description:
    Instruction in the analysis and teaching of movement concepts, locomotor, and non-locomotor skills.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: PESH 280.

    Credits: (4)

  
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    PESH 343 - Pedagogical Application of Teaching Styles and Systematic Reflection


    Description:
    The purpose of this course is to expand your already-developed effective teaching skills and knowledge to include styles of teaching and systematic analysis.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisites: PESH 341 and PESH 342.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    PESH 348 - Applications of the Fundamental Movements of Striking


    Description:
    Identify critical components of striking skills and applicable sports.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisites: PESH 280, PESH 341, PESH 342, PESH 343, PESH 344, and current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    PESH 350 - Propulsive and Receptive Skills and Sports


    Description:
    Identify critical components of selected manipulative movements and related sports.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisites: PESH 280, PESH 341, PESH 342, and PESH 343.

    Credits: (4)

  
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    PESH 438 - Practicum 3


    Description:
    Physical education teaching practicum.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisites: PESH 280, 336, and 437.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    PESH 445 - Curriculum Development and Assessment in Physical Education


    Description:
    Examination of specific pedagogical principles and their impact on the teaching of human movement.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisites: PESH 341, PESH 342, and PESH 343.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    PESH 456 - Facilitating and Leading Adventure Activities in the Schools


    Description:
    Identify critical components of selected outdoor pursuits and circus arts activities.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisites: PESH 280, PESH 341, PESH 342, PESH 343, PESH 356, and PESH 350.

    Credits: (2)


Physical Education and School Health

  
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    PESH 280 - Foundations of Physical Education and School Health


    Description:
    Fundamental issues, theories, paradigms, constructs, history, and experiences necessary for an understanding of teaching Health and Physical Education as a profession and lifestyle.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance.

    Credits: (4)

  
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    PESH 335 - Practicum


    Description:
    Students will observe and assist in PE classes at elementary and secondary levels in a local school for 4 hours/week throughout the quarter.

    Credits: (1)

  
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    PESH 336 - Practicum 1


    Description:
    Physical education teaching practicum.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: PESH 280, and current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance.

    Credits: (2)

 

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