Feb 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 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 My CWU which can be accessed through the the CWU home page, and go to www.cwu.edu/registrar/course-information

 

English as a Second Language (ESL)

  
  • ESL 090A - Academic Skills Preparation


    Description:
    Academic Skills is an advanced English as a second language course. This course provides strategies to improve speaking and listening skills necessary for college study. Students will learn to participate effectively in a variety of academic situations including discussions, lectures, and student study groups

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Apply listening skills to comprehend and respond to complex academic lectures, presentations, and conversations
    • Demonstrate comprehension of vocabulary from the academic word list
    • Identify appropriate services on campus for various needs
    • Demonstrate the use of appropriate register with professors and classmates

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ESL 090C - Oral Communication 5


    Description:
    Oral Communication 5 is an advanced level course designed to develop skills necessary to function in an academic environment. Students give prepared and impromptu speeches on academic topics. Students also develop listening skills such as note-taking and summarizing of academic lectures.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate level appropriate fluency and accuracy in speaking.
    • Apply listening skills to comprehend and respond to lectures, presentations, and conversations.
    • Demonstrate appropriate vocabulary usage in oral communication.

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ESL 090R - Reading 5


    Description:
    Reading 5 is an advanced level course designed to develop reading skills and build vocabulary.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate level appropriate fluency and accuracy in speaking.
    • Apply listening skills to comprehend and respond to lectures, presentations, and conversations.
    • Demonstrate appropriate vocabulary usage in oral communication.

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ESL 090T - Test Preparation


    Description:
    This course is to improve your performance on either the TOEFL iBT or the IELTS test by learning test-taking strategies and improving your overall proficiency in the English language. The skills for handling each of the four areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing will be practiced.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of test taking skills.
    • Apply level appropriate writing skills to academic writing.
    • Apply readings skills to comprehend and respond to reading passages and novels.
    • Demonstrate level appropriate fluency and accuracy in listening and speaking.

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ESL 090W - Writing 5


    Description:
    Writing 5 is an advanced level course designed to practice the academic writing commonly found in American colleges and universities. In this class the academic essay is reintroduced with increased focus on content, form, editing, and rhetorical style. Students are expected to write about complex academic topics using research methods. Students are also expected to accurately summarize and analyze opposing views, use paraphrasing, concessions and rebuttal techniques.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Apply level appropriate writing skills to personal and academic writing.
    • Demonstrate level appropriate vocabulary usage in written communication.
    • Demonstrate level appropriate grammar usage in written communication.

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ESL 100AR - Academic Research


    Description:
    This course is part of the UESL Conditional Admission for Graduate Studies program. This course will help students develop an understanding of the standards for scholarship, develop basic research skills and strategies, and understand academic honesty and digital citizenship.  Students who take this class will not receive credit towards degree requirements. Permission of department. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern (Spring, Summer).

     

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: Completion of the UESL Program with a recommendation (received a B or higher in ESL90R and ESL90W and ESL90OC and either ESL90T or ESL90A); or received TOEFL 71 iBT or higher; or IELTS 6.0 or higher. Co-requisites: ESL 100CC and ESL 100LS and ESL100 RW and ESL 100RV.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Compare and contrast international and American academic standards for scholarship.
    • Choose from various information databases and formulate search strategies.
    • Evaluate resources and select material following best practices of academic honesty, digital citizenship, and plagiarism in American academics.
    • Employ effective research strategies.
    • Compose and write elements of a research paper.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/1/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

  
  • ESL 100CC - Academic Classroom Culture


    Description:
    Academic Classroom Culture Preparation is an advanced English as a second language course. This course provides strategies to improve the skills necessary for college study. Students will learn to participate effectively in a variety of academic situations.  Students who take this class will not receive credit towards degree requirements. Permission of department. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern (Spring, Summer).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: Completion of the UESL Program with a recommendation (received a B or higher in ESL 90R and ESL 90W and ESL 90OC, and either ESL 90T or ESL 90A); or recieved TOEFL 71 iBT or higher; or IELTS 6.0 or higher. Corequisites: ESL 100RW and ESL 100RV and ESL 100LS and ESL 100AR.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Participate effectively in a variety of academic situations.
    • Apply time management skills appropriately to the task.
    • Apply knowledge of plagiarism avoidance to writing projects and presentations.
    • Identify appropriate services on campus for various needs.
    • Interact with appropriate register with professors and classmates.
    • Employ ethical behavior both in academic life as well as outside of class.
    • Participate in community service and/or civic engagement.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/1/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ESL 100LS - Academic Listening and Speaking


    Description:
    Academic Listening and Speaking is an advanced level course designed to develop the listening and speaking skills necessary to function in an academic environment.  Students who take this class will not receive credit toward degree requirements. Permission of department. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern (Spring, Summer).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: Completion of the UESL Program with a recommendation (received a B or higher in ESL90R and ESL90W and ESL90OC and either ESL90T or ESL90A); or recieved TOEFL 71 iBT or higher; or IELTS 6.0 or higher. Corequisites: ESL 100CC and ESL 100RW and ESL 100RV and ESL 100AR.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Retell and summarize information from a lecture or listening passage.
    • Synthesize and respond to lecture information.
    • Utilize critical thinking skills.
    • Engage in advance note taking.
    • Deliver a prepared, purposeful presentation based on information from lectures or other information sources.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/1/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ESL 100RV - Academic Reading and Vocabulary


    Description:
    Academic Reading and Vocabulary is an advanced level course designed to develop reading skills and build vocabulary at the college level in preparation for graduate study.  Students who take this class will not receive credit towards degree requirements. Permission of department. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern (Spring, Summer).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: Completion of the UESL Program with a recommendation (received a B or higher in ESL90R, ESL90W, ESL90OC, and either ESL90T or ESL90A); or recieved TOEFL 71 iBT or higher; or IELTS 6.0 or higher. Corequisites: ESL100CC, ESL100RW, ESL100LS, and ESL100AR.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Apply reading skills to comprehend and respond to academic reading passages.
    • Utilize critical thinking skills.
    • Comprehend vocabulary from the Academic Word List.

     
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/1/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

  
  • ESL 100RW - Research Writing


    Description:
    Research Writing is a college level course designed to practice the academic writing commonly found in American colleges and universities.  Students who take this class will not receive credit toward degree requirements. Permission of department. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern (Spring, Summer).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: Completion of the UESL Program with a recommendation (received a B or higher in ESL90R, ESL90W, ESL90OC, and either ESL90T or ESL90A); or recieved TOEFL 71 iBT or higher; or IELTS 6.0 or higher. Corequisites: ESL100CC, ESL100RV, ESL100LS, and ESL100AR.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Apply advanced writing skills to academic writing assignments.
    • Utilize critical thinking skills.
    • Identify critical information for a particular issue and synthesize that information in written prose.
    • Integrate multiple sources into a written project in a meaningful and relevant way.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/1/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

Entrepreneurship (ENTP)

  
  • ENTP 200 - Tactical Skills for Professionals


    Description:
    This course develops the skills and insights necessary to effectively acquire, synthesize and disseminate knowledge as a business decision maker - skills essential for success in business school and standard abilities in high performance professionals.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: Students must have completed Academic Writing I with a grade of C- or higher.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify high quality sources to analyze and critique arguments, evaluate their rhetorical effectiveness and use underlying assumptions to effectively support or discredit positions on a given topic.
    • Establish a position on an issue by developing a focused assertion based on a shared assumption, presenting evidence in support of a line of reasoning, addressing divergent stances on the issue, and using a variety of rhetorical appeals.
    • Craft and present prose conforming to academic conventions and to expectations regarding clarity, coherence, and unity  - including citing and documenting sources precisely and effectively according APA format to: 1) develop strategies to address community issues & 2) evaluate multiple courses of action, and 3) apply the concepts and skills to create value in the community.
    • Describe the interrelationship between style and meaning and make adjustments to style to enhance meaning in the pursuit of becoming more effective at writing, speaking and developing social & professional relationships.
    • Recognize, appraise, and incorporate the skills needed to be able to modify personal behaviors, routines, and habits as well as social and professional friendship networks to propagate personal, economic, social and professional well-being.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/22/21

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Online Winter Locations: Online Spring Locations: Online
  
  • ENTP 287 - Applied Product Development


    Description:
    This course focuses on learning the concepts and skills needed to generate a marketable innovation by taking student teams through their first four steps of product development process for their own potentially successful product/service. May be repeated up to 10 credits. Formerly MGT 287, students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Co- or Prerequisite: Academic Writing II or by department permission.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: K6 - Individual & Society

    General Education Pathways: P1 Civic & Community Engagement

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Practice and use qualitative (ethnographic) and quantitative (psychometric) methodologies to hypothesize needs and preferences of a particular market segment.
    • Apply their understanding of social network and cultural properties of homophily, bricolage, technological and social diffusion to observe these phenomena as antecedents and consequents of product development.
    • Hone a propensity for entrepreneurial thinking via dimensions such as hope, resiliency, effectual thinking and self-efficacy for entrepreneurial activities.
    • Utilize the concepts and skills related to institutional theory and research methodology to observe a population of individuals, identify a need in those people’s eyes, develop prototypes and evaluate them with benchmarks meaningful to their target populations.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/19/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENTP 288 - Intellectual Property and Prototype Development for Products and Services


    Description:
    This course develops the skills for service/product prototyping and also for filing/researching patent and copyright intellectual property. Students must be 18 or older. Open to all majors. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Formerly MGT 288, students may not receive credit for both. May be repeated up to 9 credits.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: ENTP 287.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of  fundamental terminology and concepts used in the design process, prototyping and intellectual property protection.
    • Recognize and use the steps of the prototype design process to develop a market tested prototype.
    • Recognize and apply the methods for finding existing art/technology use it to request permissions to use and to identify new ideas.
    • Apply the steps in the application for IP protection - trademarks, copyrights and patents.
    • Demonstrate an improved propensity for entrepreneurial thinking via dimensions such as hope, resiliency, effectual thinking and self efficacy for entrepreneurial activities.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    10/19/17

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENTP 289 - Business Plan Development


    Description:
    This course develops the skills for developing, writing and presenting a business plan for profit/non-profit organizations. Students must be 18 or older. Open to all majors.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: Academic Writing I with a grade of C- or higher and ENTP 287 or permission by instructor.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic functional sections of a business plan mean well enough to use them in analyses.
    • Relate fundamental elements of a business model depending on professional stakeholder - ie. banker, investor, partner, supplier, regulator.
    • Evaluate others’ work, provding advice, while assessing the value of others’ advice to themselves. 
    • Demonstrate an improved propensity for entrepreneurial thinking via dimensions such as hope, resiliency, effectual thinking and self efficacy for entrepreneurial activities.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    9/17/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg
  
  • ENTP 300 - Principles of Entrepreneurship


    Description:
    This introductory course is for students interested in creating successful profit/non-profit enterprises, or students who want to be successful in any career they pursue by transforming value-generating ideas into sustainable ventures. Permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: students must have completed General Education Academic Writing II (MGT 200 recommended).

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Recognize context, concepts, and processes involved with entrepreneurship.
    • Determine the feasibility of a new business concept
    • Display behaviors typical entrepreneur professional use to be more effective at creating value.
    • Develop entrepreneurial opportunities

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/5/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Winter Locations: Ellensburg Summer Locations: Ellensburg
  
  • ENTP 487 - Entrepreneurism and Small Business Management


    Description:
    Investigation of entrepreneurism and small business management issues. Students  learn to perform feasibility studies and develop business plans. Small business challenges in marketing, finance, etc., will also be addressed. Formerly MGT 487, students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: (MKT 360 OR MKT 362 OR ENTP 287) AND (ACCT 251 OR ACCT 301) OR by department permission.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Conduct a feasibility analysis of a new business venture that will assist in determining if the opportunity should be developed and is likely to attract investment capital.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the strategic and tactical fundamentals of managing an entrepreneurial business and how these are different from managing the same functions in larger types of business and organizations.
    • Demonstrate managerial diagnostic and analytical skills as well as an understanding of how to make appropriate decisions for generational transitions and harvest/exit strategies for new ventures that mature beyond the start-up phase.
    • Prepare and present a model business plan for a new business venture.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    9/17/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Summer Locations: Online
  
  • ENTP 488 - Plunge Class


    Description:
    In ENTP 488 students will launch their ventures in completion of entrepreneurship minor. Mandatory $250 to $1000 funds required to file for state/federal permits/licensing depending if alone or with partner(s). May be repeated up to 12 credits.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: (ACCT 251 or ACCT 301) and (MKT 360 or MKT 362) andMGT 200 and ENTP 287 and ENTP 288 and (ENTP 289 or ENTP 487).

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Distinguish the  philosophies of the types of revenue based organizational models and governmental based organizational models.
    • Apply the principles of causal and effectual reasoning. 
    • Employ the fundamental factors and steps needed starting and growing an organization well enough to start an organization.
    • Recognize the concepts of cognitive bias, retrospective rationality to explain their own behavior and hazards they may experience in their own decision making.
    • Demonstrate an improved propensity for entrepreneurial thinking via dimensions such as hope, resiliency, effectual thinking and self efficacy for entrepreneurial activities.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/6/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg
  
  • ENTP 489 - Entrepreneurship and Business Development


    Description:
    Course involves incorporating fundamentals of business development into final entrepreneurship project, and formally presenting final project to the program and community. May be repeated for credit. Permission of department.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: acceptance into Entrepreneurship Program, BUS 241, ENTP 289, ENTP 487; pre or co-requisite: ENTP 493. With a grade of C+ or higher in each course.

    Credits: (4)

    General Education Category: CE - Culminating Experience

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Define the concepts of business development.
    • Identify the various techniques used to evaluate internal organizational resources, capabilities & also external phenomena at the task, industry, and general environmental levels.
    • Use business development techniques to survey a venture’s internal resources and capabilities to its external context.
    • Design business models, marketing, operational, and, financial plans towards a business developmental goal
    • Assemble a comprehensive business plan incorporating advice from various consul and stakeholders.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/5/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Spring Locations: Ellensburg
  
  • ENTP 493 - Entrepreneur Apprenticeship


    Description:
    With guidance from a mentor professional, students will identify an area in an industry or organization to which they will begin to establish themselves as an asset through becoming a valuable member for business growth. May be repeated for credit. Permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: ENTP 300 and admission to the program.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Recognize psychological factors involved in giving and receiving feedback.
    • Nurture a professional friendship with industry mentor.
    • Develop a value-creating product, service, or initiative for a specific business context.
    • Launch product, service, or initiative.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/5/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg

Environmental Studies (ENST)

  
  • ENST 201 - Earth as an Ecosystem


    Description:
    Introduction to the concept of our planet as a finite environment with certain properties essential for life and will explore dynamic nature of the earth’s physical, chemical, geological, and biological processes and their interrelated “systems”. NS-Patterns and Connections Natural World.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: NS-Patterns and Connections Natural World. K7 - Physical & Natural World

    General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P5 Sustainability, P6 Ways of Knowing

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe the process of science and how it informs our knowledge of the natural world
    • Analyze and interpret information to assess human-environment relationships
    • Analyze current research to develop and defend positions on environmental issues
    • Explain the interrelationships between biotic and abiotic systems on earth
    • Model how a system changes when its components change

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/7/17

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg
  
  • ENST 202 - Environment and Society


    Description:
    The physical and cultural dimensions of environmental problems with particular emphasis given to the interaction between ecosystems, basic resources, population dynamics, and culture.  NS-Applications Natural Science.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: NS-Applications Natural Science. K8 - Science and Technology

    General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P4 Social Justice, P5 Sustainability

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Define and recognize the effects of human population increase on food production, environmental quality, and natural resource supply; evaluate ways that world population has altered the environment and biosphere
    • Demonstrate and differentiate various viewpoints and trade-offs about how to handle controversial environmental issues, such as: fertilizer use, water management and pollution, waste management and storage, population control, and air pollution
    • Distinguish and contrast the roles of technological innovations in relationship to population dynamics and resource consumption

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/4/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Summer Locations: Ellensburg
  
  • ENST 298 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 299 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 300 - Analysis of Environmental Systems


    Description:
    Students will collect, analyze, and synthesize original field data in natural and social sciences on environmental issues relevant to global and local communities. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. Formerly ENST 210, students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: ENST 201 or ENST 202.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate detailed knowledge of a range of environmental issues relevant to today’s world.
    • Collect and analyze environmental field and/or lab data.
    • Relate collected data and/or identified problems to multiple spatial scales including local, national, and global world scale.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/23/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 303 - Environmental Resource Management


    Description:
    Development of attitudes and perceptions of our environment. Examination of the economic, political, and legal mechanisms and philosophical perspectives useful in managing the environment.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: ENST 201 or ENST 202.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Develop a working knowledge of the physical, cultural, geopolitical, and economic aspects of resource management.
    • Explore practical applications and theoretical aspects of resource management systems.  
    • Apply strategies, terminologies, and technical knowledge of resource management to specific case studies in order to understand how and why resource management decisions are made.
    • Critically analyze resource management case studies at multiple scales and articulate management strategies stemming from multiple stake holder viewpoints.
    • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/5/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 310 - Energy and Society


    Description:
    Through classroom and field experience, students will examine society’s use of and dependence upon energy. Students will become more discerning citizens, able to take part in local, national, and global energy discussions. Course will be offered every year (Fall). NS-Applications Natural Science (W).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: sophomore standing or above.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: NS-Applications Natural Science (W). K4 - Global Dynamics

    General Education Pathways: P2 Health & Well-being, P5 Sustainability, P6 Ways of Knowing

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe and explain the technical, geopolitical, socioeconomic, and environmental aspects of energy resources and energy systems.
    • Interpret literature about energy issues with a goal of illustrating the multifaceted impacts that energy resources have on the built and natural environment
    • Analyze different energy systems from multiple perspectives to model geopolitical factors that impact on the economics and sustainability of energy production and consumption
    • Analyze information about social, economic, political, and environmental effects of energy use to construct and defend positions on energy policy

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/7/17

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 330 - Environmental Leadership and Advocacy


    Description:
    Examines environmental groups, leadership models, and methods of environmental advocacy.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Advocate persuasively on an environmental issues.
    • Describe the role of interest groups and NGO’s in influencing public policy.
    • Acquire knowledge of multiple theories of leadership.
    • Research and access resources to advocate effectively in the public process.
    • Describe the goals, principles and ideologies of environmentalism and environmental social movements.
    • Compare and contrast models of environmental leadership on tactics, strategies, funding, movement culture, and structural organization.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/20/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 360 - Environmental Justice


    Description:
    Explores the concept of environmental justice, cases of environmental injustice, and environmental justice movements. Focus on the U.S., with some attention to comparative cases in other countries and regions, and global issues. Course will be offered every year. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: K2 - Community, Culture, & Citizenship

    General Education Pathways: P2 Health & Well-being, P4 Social Justice

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Recognize and explain causal influences of colonialism, commodification of land and labor, and capitalism in environmental and social justice problems/crises
    • Identify and describe roles of policy-making, regulation, and law in health and environmental protection
    • Distinguish concerns, objectives, and strategies of environmental justice activists and compare and contrast them with those of environmental movement activists
    • Observe, describe, and explain particular environmental justice cases
    • Demonstrate influences of class, race, ethnicity, and gender on how environmental problems impact people and communities
    • Propose and evaluate potential strategies for environmental justice activists and their communities
    • Summarize and assess achievements of the environmental justice movement and identify and describe emerging challenges as natural and political environments change

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/21/17

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 364 - Environmental Conflict and Change


    Description:
    Using an interdisciplinary approach, assess environmental conflicts from historic and contemporary times, interpret how changing roles of ecosystems, economies, and relations of power play in creating conflicts, analyze case studies, and appraise conflict resolution. ENST 364 and POSC 364 are cross-listed courses; a student may not receive credit for both.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Examine history of environmental conflict in the Americas
    • Assess contemporary environmental conflicts in historical context
    • Evaluate development and environmental policies as causes of environmental conflict
    • Recognize, describe, and discuss environmental conflicts that interest them
    • Recognize and describe perspectives environmental historians, political scientists, sociologists, and scholars of political ecology use to interpret environmental conflict and apply vocabularies of natural and social sciences
    • Apply knowledge to evaluate environmental conflicts that interest them
    • Appraise resolution processes
    • Demonstrate ability to synthesize knowledge about environmental conflicts with interpretation of changing roles of ecosystems, economies, and relations of power in creating environmental conflicts

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/16/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 396 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 397 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 398 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 399 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 400 - Environmental Methods and Analysis


    Description:
    Introduction to qualitative and quantitative methods in the social and natural sciences with emphasis on practical application to a variety of examples in the environment. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. Formerly ENST 304, students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: ENST 300.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Distinguish between data, inference, and interpretation.
    • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different quantitative and qualitative analytical tools and identify situations where each type of analysis is appropriate.
    • Assess the significance of data through statistical analysis.
    • Interview stakeholders concerning selected environmental topics (e.g. water use, renewable energy, climate change, etc.).

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/23/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 455 - Environmental Literature


    Description:
    Survey of literary works that thematically explore human relationships with place and environment. Sampling of various themes and genres, with a focus on Pacific Northwest.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Explore methods of literary inquiry through exploration of a range of environmental authors.
    • Discuss literary concepts effectively with peers.
    • Communicate effectively through writing, connecting literary themes to contemporary environmental problems.
    • Communicate effectively through oral presentation.
    • Recognize and apply literary devices and critical thinking strategies.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/23/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 460 - Environmental Law


    Description:
    Introduction to the content of U.S. environmental law and the principal legal approaches to deal with environmental problems including common-law, statutory, regulatory, and economic-incentive systems. ENST 460 and GEOG 445 are equivalent courses; students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Define the variety of socio-political drivers present and the principal methods of creating legislative change.  
    • Outline and explain the economic, social, and political factors that influence laws and administrative rules.
    • Analyze significant legislative articles, and identify administrative gaps using legal analysis. 
    • Describe the adaptation of environmental laws effectively using concepts taught in the course.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/20/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 461 - Environmental Policy


    Description:
    Covers the major institutions that create environmental policy; and the socio-economic, political, and cultural forces that shape and influence that process.  Students develop a framework for analyzing policy, and its applicability to select environmental problems. Formerly ENST 444, students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: ENST 303.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe the policy process in the U.S. and identify the variables that influence environmental policy outcomes.
    • Identify the steps in a rational-comprehensive policy analysis framework.
    • Identify a range of environmental policy instruments (e.g., regulation, tradable permits, taxes, subsidies, legal instruments) and articulate their strengths and limitations as applied to environmental problems.
    • Identify and describe the multi-faceted dimensions of a variety of environmental “problems” (e.g., climate change, endangered species protection, energy development).
    • Formulate an environmental policy that attempts to resolve an environmental problem.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/21/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 487 - End-of-Major Capstone


    Description:
    Portfolio review, career planning and program evaluation activities. Must have senior standing and intention to graduate in coming year. Grade will be S or U.

    Credits: (1)

    General Education Category: CE - Culminating Experience

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Prepare a professional presentation of their strengths, both written and oral, to be given to future employers or graduate schools.
    • Create connections with potential employers and formulate a plan for seeking employment.
    • Reflect on their strengths and weaknesses as potential employees and how they relate to their experience at CWU.
    • Evaluate their academic experiences in the environmental studies program at CWU, both in the classroom and outside of it.

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    ENST 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. By permission. May be repeated for credit. Grade will either be S or U.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 491 - Workshop


    Description:
    May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 495 - Senior Research


    Description:
    Independent student research in environmental sciences project under supervision of faculty sponsor. Permission of instructor. May be repeated up to 12 credits. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Create and propose an independent research project in environmental studies based on the scientific method that addresses a current knowledge gap.
    • Design and implement sound, scientific procedures to collect empirical data that will answer research question(s).
    • Utilize accepted methods of analyses to determine and analyze whether the data collected answers the research questions.
    • Evaluate by use of rationality and logical inference to reach sound conclusions about the contribution, addressing both strengths and limitations, of their research contribution to science.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    10/04/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  
  • ENST 497 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 498 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ENST 499 - Seminar


    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

Ethnic Studies (ETS)

  
  • ETS 296 - Individual Study


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ETS 298 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ETS 299 - Seminar


    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ETS 325 - Race/Ethnicity, Class and Gender in Education


    Description:
    An examination of the educational significance of race/ethnicity, social class, and gender. Focus on intersectionalities of race/ethnicity, social class and gender in education both historically and in contemporary contexts from sociological perspectives. Course will be offered on odd numbered years (Spring).

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Interpret and employ key elements of intersectionality theory in regards to educational issues centering on race/ethnicity, class and gender. 
    • Define, summarize, and analyze historical issues and concerns facing American Education with regard to race, class, and gender.
    • Understand and apply theoretical models of education such as cultural capital and habitus as related to race/ethnicity, class, and gender.
    • Analyze and interpret the current issues confronting education and how issues of intersectionality (race, class, and gender), are demonstrated in these issues.
    • Understand, operationalize, and employ theoretical concepts from social reproduction and intersectionality theory.

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ETS 339 - Muslims and Muslim Americans


    Description:
    An examination of the experiences of Muslims in America.  Focus on variations within the Muslim world, the history of Muslim immigration to America, and the discrimination and prejudice experienced by Muslim Americans.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Define, analyze, and summarize the history and geographic and ideological diversity of Muslim communities across the globe. 
    • Demonstrate a capacity to analyze the forces that created the ideological diversity and compare and contrast these ideologies.
    • Define, analyze, and summarize the history and evolution of Muslim communities within the United States.
    • Demonstrate a capacity to analyze the forces that contributed to the formation of Muslim communities in America (through immigration) as well as the emergence of Black Muslims.
    • Define, analyze and summarize the nature of Muslim immigrant diversity as well as the social, political and economic issues confronting Muslim communities in America.

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ETS 354 - Minority Experiences


    Description:
    Explanations will be identified for institutional racism common to the history and character of American minorities. ETS 354 and SOC 354 are cross-listed courses; students may not receive credit for both.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Recognize the main points in minority-white relationships.
    • Recognize the historical legacy of racism.
    • Compare white Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Latino Americans regarding socio-economic characteristics and power.
    • Identify the basic questions and issues in the area; of race and ethnicity.
    • Identify the specific policy implications of theoretical and practical research in the area.
    • Have the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/13/2003

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ETS 369 - The Social Construction of Whiteness


    Description:
    Exploration of the social construction of Whiteness as a racial category from an historic and contemporary perspective.  How and why did the idea of Whiteness emerge?  How has this construct changed and evolved over time?  What are the benefits of Whiteness? Course will be offered every year (Spring).

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of the social construction of reality.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the historical development and evolution of Whiteness as a racial category in America.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the social, political, and economic consequences of Whiteness.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/5/2019

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Spring Locations: Ellensburg
  
  • ETS 396 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ETS 397 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ETS 398 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ETS 399 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ETS 446 - Sociology of Immigration


    Description:
    This course will serve sociology and ethnic studies students by covering the topic of immigration, its impact on the people immigrating, as well as the citizens of the country they are immigrating to. ETS 446 and SOC 446 are cross-listed; students may not receive credit for both.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the various factors (economic, social, political) affecting immigration to America in the modern age (post-1965).
    • Identify the unique factors that compelled varying ethnic/racial and religious groups to immigrate to America.
    • Identify how the sociological perspective addresses the issue of immigration in modern America.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/21/2013

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ETS 490 - Contracted Field Experience


    Description:
    An educational plan designed to integrate classroom study with planned, supervised, and evaluated employment experience linking academic programs with students’ career goals and interests. By permission. May be repeated for credit. Grade will either be S or U.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ETS 491 - Workshop


    Description:
    May be repeated for credit.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ETS 496 - Individual Study


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ETS 497 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ETS 498 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • ETS 499 - Seminar


    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

Exercise Science (EXSC)

  
  • EXSC 154 - Science of Healthy Living


    Description:
    Science of Healthy Living (5 credits) is a lecture (4 hours) and in-person laboratory (2 hours) course, that analyzes and evaluates current theories and practices related to healthy living, focusing on translating theory to practice. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: K7 - Physical & Natural World

    General Education Pathways: P2 Health & Well-being

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe and explain how changes in physical and intellectual activity affect an individual’s health.
    • Describe how current hypotheses involving healthy living are generated and tested.
    • Collect and analyze data collected in laboratory sessions (body composition, aerobic capacity, blood glucose, blood pressure, blood lipids, heart rate response, cognition, strength, and balance).
    • Apply the results from data analysis to a person’s current health status and provide feedback on healthy changes a person could adopt to enhance health.
    • Analyze and critique claims of published research as they pertain to health problems by critiquing scientific articles.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/4/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 254 - Foundations of Fitness


    Description:
    Overview of the fitness industry, components of fitness, and strategies to improve the health and well-being of the individual.

    Credits: (3)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 298 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 299 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 318 - Aerobic Fitness (Put on reserve 9/16/18)


    Description:
    This class provides the fitness and sports management major with an in-depth exploration of various cardiovascular exercise activities and equipment. (Put on reserve 9/16/18, will go inactive 8/24/21)

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: EXSC 350 and EXSC 350LAB.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the physiological and mechanical understanding of the body relative to specific aerobic activity.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the scientific principles of aerobic training.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the ways to modify aerobic exercise to meet the specific needs of the clients.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/1/2013

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 350 - Gross Anatomy


    Description:
    Gross anatomy of all systems of the human.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the skeletal and muscular systems of the human body.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the neural and endocrine systems of the human body.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the circulatory and respiratory systems of the human body.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems of the human body.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/1/2013

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 350LAB - Gross Anatomy Laboratory


    Description:
    Cadaver study of all anatomical systems of the human.

    Prerequisites:
    Co- or prerequisite: EXSC 350.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the gross anatomy of the nervous and endocrine systems of the human body.
    • Identify bones and landmarks on the bones of the skeletal system.
    • Identify muscles of the human body.
    • Identify the gross anatomy of the circulatory and respiratory systems.
    • Identify the gross anatomy of the digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems of the human body.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/1/2013

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 351 - Physiology


    Description:
    Comprehensive study of the physiology of humans.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: EXSC 350 and EXSC 350LAB.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the physiology of the neural and endocrine systems of the human body.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the physiology of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems of the human body.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the physiology of the digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems of the human body.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the physiology of the muscular and skeletal systems of the human body.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/1/2013

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 351LAB - Physiology Laboratory


    Description:
    Laboratory procedures that assess physiologic functioning of humans.

    Prerequisites:
    Co- or prerequisite: EXSC 351.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the physiology neural and endocrine systems of the human body.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the physiology of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems of the human body.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the physiology of the digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems of the human body.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the physiology muscular and skeletal systems of the human body.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/1/13

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 352 - Assessment and Treatment of Athletic Injuries


    Description:
    Prevention and treatment of injuries and rehabilitation of injured athletes. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week. Formerly EXSC 348, students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: EXSC 350 and EXSC 350LAB.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the process of injury prevention.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of how to handle emergency situations.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of injury recognition and assessment of common injuries.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of basic protective taping techniques.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of treating various athletic injuries.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/1/2013

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 353 - Physical and Orthopedic Assessment


    Description:
    Differential diagnoses of physical-orthopedic pathologies and special tests used in a range of healthcare arenas. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: EXSC 350 and EXSC 350LAB with a grade of C or higher.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of different diagnostic tests.
    • Discriminate among the various assessment procedure(s) for a given diagnosis.
    • Prepare an action plan resulting from a confirmed diagnosis.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/21/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg
  
  • EXSC 370 - Biomechanics


    Description:
    Physical laws and mechanical principles that govern human motion including internal and external forces and their effects, along with the measurement of kinematic, kinetic, and mechanics of movement. This will include 3 hours of lecture per week and 2 hours of lab per week.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: EXSC 350 and EXSC 350LAB and PHYS 111 or PHYS 121 or PHYS 181.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate proficiency in their quantitative skill-set by solving statics and dynamics biomechanics problems.
    • Apply their quantitative skill-set and functional anatomy knowledge to provide a complete description of human movement patterns.
    • Collect biomechanical signals.
    • Infer how healthy movement patterns affect muscle and bone mechanics.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/5/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg
  
  • EXSC 371 - Movement Analysis


    Description:
    This course is designed to teach the student applied principles of human movement analysis. Course content includes basic motor control, basic motor learning, and applied biomechanical principles. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: EXSC 254 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate terminology used for movement analysis and understand the mechanical principles of human movements.
    • Identify general movement patterns for bipedal gait.
    • Understand and be able to apply biomechanical principles to various joint actions.
    • Use biomechanical principles to evaluate human movement performance.
    • Synthesize concepts of human movement analysis in order to improve human movement performance.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/4/2017

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 396 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 397 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 398 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 399 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 438 - Therapeutic Exercise


    Description:
    This course covers the understanding, design, and development of rehabilitation exercises for acute, chronic and post operative injuries. Course will be offered every year (Fall and Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: EXSC 350 and EXSC 350LAB, and (EXSC 352 or EXSC 353).

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Summarize knowledge of anatomical basis for neuromuscular functioning and dysfunction
    • Differentiate between congenital, aging-oriented, and injury generated neuromuscular dysfunctions
    • Analyze specific neuromuscular dysfunctions and determine type of therapeutic rehabilitative exercises that are appropriate
    • Justify specific components of rehabilitative exercise protocols for given NM dysfunctions

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/4/2017

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 446 - Sports Nutrition


    Description:
    Integration and application of scientifically based nutrition and exercise physiology principles that support and enhance performance and good health. EXSC 446 and NUTR 446 are cross-listed courses; students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: NUTR 101 and (CHEM 113 or EXSC 450).

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify energy systems utilized during physical activity.
    • Demonstrate knowledge related to macronutrient, micronutrient, and fluid requirements based on type of physical activity.
    • Demonstrate how to locate, interpret, evaluate and use professional literature to make ethical evidence-based practice decisions.
    • Identify the relationship between dietary intake and exercise performance.
    • Identify proposed mechanisms and theories behind various popular ergogenic aids.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/5/2015

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 450 - Physiology of Exercise


    Description:
    Acute and chronic responses of the metabolic, muscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, and thermoregulatory systems to physical work.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: EXSC 351 and EXSC 351LAB with a grade of C or higher, and admission to the exercise science or clinical physiology major.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the physiologic and morphologic components that govern human function and structure at rest and during exercise.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of training status and gender on the physiologic responses to exercise.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the physiologic adaptations to regular, systemic imposition of exercise stress.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/19/2012

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 450LAB - Physiology of Exercise Laboratory


    Description:
    Accompanying laboratory to EXSC 450, includes data collection and laboratory write-ups on responses of the metabolic, muscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, and thermoregulatory systems to physical work.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: EXSC 351 and EXSC 351LAB with a grade of C or higher, and admission to the exercise science or clinical physiology major.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the physiologic and morphologic components that govern human function and structure at rest and exercise.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of training status and gender on the physiologic responses to exercise.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the physiologic adaptations to regular, systemic imposition of exercise stress.
    • Experience data collection, analysis, and interpretation of physiologic responses to exercise.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/19/2012

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 452 - Therapeutic Modalities


    Description:
    A detailed examination of injuries, therapeutic modalities, and rehabilitation in athletic training. Course will be offered every year (Winter and Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: EXSC 352 or EXSC 353 with a grade of C or higher.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Summarize physical principles that underpin modality functioning
    • Outline the chemical principles that underpin modality functioning
    • Analyze specific injury scenarios and determine type and magnitude of tissue trauma
    • Justify specific treatment modality selections and generate treatment protocols for specific trauma scenarios

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/4/2017

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 455 - Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription


    Description:
    Concepts and principles of appraising level of fitness, evaluating the results and designing physical fitness/exercise programs. Four hours lecture.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: EXSC 351 and EXSC 351LAB.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the major components of physical fitness and explain the importance of each component.
    • Identify the risks associated with exercise and demonstrate knowledge of risk stratification.
    • Assess cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.
    • Interpret the results of fitness assessments.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of designing comprehensive fitness programs.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/19/2012

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 455LAB - Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Laboratory


    Description:
    Accompanying laboratory to EXSC 455, includes techniques for assessing aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance, body composition and flexibility. Two hours laboratory.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: EXSC 351 and EXSC 351LAB.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the major components of physical fitness and explain the importance of each component.
    • Identify the risks associated with exercise and demonstrate knowledge of risk stratification.
    • Accurately assess cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.
    • Interpret the results of fitness assessments.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of designing comprehensive fitness programs.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/16/2013

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 456 - Clinical Physiology


    Description:
    Pathophysiologic basis of non-communicable disease, screening procedures for severity, prescriptive guidelines.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: EXSC 351 and EXSC 351LAB.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Evaluate principles of exercise prescription for a variety of clinical populations.
    • Design an exercise prescription based on raw data collected from various exercise tests.
    • Summarize and evaluate and apply the ACSM screening and cardiovascular risk stratification protocol.
    • Evaluate and respond to emergency situations that may develop during an exercise session involving high-risk clients.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/4/2016

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 457 - Exercise Adherence Strategies (Put on reserve 9/16/18)


    Description:
    Review of psychological factors involved in the exercise treatment of normal and special populations. (Put on reserve 9/16/18, will go inactive 8/24/21)

    Credits: (3)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 461 - Professionalism in Exercise Science (Put on reserve 9/16/18)


    Description:
    Overview of professional associations and their certifications, career opportunities and critical soft skills of the professions. (Put on reserve 9/16/18, will go inactive 8/24/21)

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the fitness career path.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of professionalism in the Exercise Science field.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of resume writing and professional certifications.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/1/2013

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 464 - Management of Fitness Facilities and Programs (Put on reserve 9/16/18)


    Description:
    This course covers conventional business management principles and operational guidelines to the unconventional business of health and fitness facilities. (Put on reserve 9/16/18, will go inactive 8/24/21)

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the industry and underlying principles of managing and operating health fitness facilities.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of sales and marketing, member management, service desk management, program management, profit centers, personnel management, and equipment issues.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of health and safety standards; maintenance; finance; compensation; and legal, insurance, and computer issues.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the process of evaluating facilities, personnel, programs, marketing, and finances.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/18/2001

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 470 - Clinical Biomechanics


    Description:
    Biomechanical characteristics in clinical populations, Investigation of specific biomechanical and clinical interventions and devices to improve functional movement abilities. Three hour lecture 2 hours lab per week.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: EXSC 370 with a grade of C or higher.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of mechanical principles.
    • Apply concepts to novel situations.
    • Demonstrate an ability to read and interpret scientific literature.
    • Apply the concepts of movement mechanics to clinical patient functioning.
    • Apply their knowledge of the scientific method to answer research questions in clinical mechanics.
    • Apply their quantitative skill-set and functional anatomy knowledge to provide a complete description of human movement patterns.
    • Collect biomechanical signals.
    • Infer how healthy movement patterns affect muscle and bone mechanics.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/5/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg
  
  • EXSC 471 - Sports Biomechanics


    Description:
    Physical laws and biomechanical principles that govern high-level human functioning: running, ballistic-power movements, striking and impacting, resistance factors, and sports engineering. Two hours lecture and two hours lab per week.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: EXSC 370 or EXSC 371, with grade of C or higher.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Summarize an understanding of mechanical principles.
    • Evaluate and interpret scientific literature pertaining to biomechanics.
    • Summarize the concepts of movement mechanics as it applies to sport performance.
    • Modify specific mechanical parameters to optimize sport performance.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/21/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg
  
  • EXSC 480 - Science of Resistance Exercise


    Description:
    This course addresses the scientific and theoretical bases of program design in resistance training. Formerly EXSC 360, students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: EXSC 351, with a grade of C or higher.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Summarize knowledge of the scientific principles that govern resistance training.
    • Assess the ability to teach advanced lifting techniques for resistance training.
    • Summarize knowledge of periodization as it applies to year -long resistance training programs.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/21/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg
  
  • Learning Agreement Forms

    EXSC 490 - Cooperative Education


    Description:
    An individualized, contracted field experience with business, industry, government, medical, or social service agencies. This contractual arrangement involves a student learning plan, cooperating employer supervision, and faculty coordination. May be repeated for credit. Grade will either be S or U.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: satisfactory completion of all courses in the major and a minimum major GPA of 2.7.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 491 - Workshop


    Description:
    Course content identified by title in the university class schedule. May be repeated for credit under different titles.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 493 - Clinical Field Experience


    Description:
    Experience and instruction under the supervision of clinician preceptors. Completed application and required clearances must be submitted to department prior to registration. Consent required. Satisfactory completion (C or higher) of all courses in Clinical Physiology. May be repeated up to 20 credits.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: (1-15)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Relate clinical symptoms and conditions to a variety of disorders.
    • Prepare an action plan resulting from a confirmed diagnosis.
    • Predict the outcome of a sequential treatment plan.

     
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/7/2016

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

  
  • EXSC 495A - Practicum: Fitness Centers/Clubs


    Description:
    Observation, monitoring, and supervised assistance of fitness assessment and exercise prescription in community fitness center/club setting. Grade will either be S or U.

    Credits: (2)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 495B - Practicum: Clinical


    Description:
    Observation, monitoring, and supervised activity in clinical rehabilitation and athletic training setting. Grade will either be S or U.

    Credits: (2)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  • EXSC 495C - Practicum: Management


    Description:
    Observation, monitoring, and supervised leadership activity in fitness, health, and sport management settings. Grade will either be S or U.

    Credits: (2)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
 

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