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2017-2018 USC Sumter Bulletin
Sumter Campus
   
 
    
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 USC Sumter Bulletin

Course Descriptions

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    PHYS 202L - General Physics II Laboratory

    Credits: 1

    Corequisite: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 202

    Prerequisites: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 202

    Note: Carolina Core: SCI

  
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    PHYS 211 - Essentials of Physics I

    Credits: 3

    Classical mechanics and wave motion. Calculus-level course for students of science and engineering.

    Corequisite: PHYS 211L

    Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in MATH 141

    Note: Carolina Core: SCI

  
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    PHYS 211L - Essentials of Physics I Lab

    Credits: 1

    Corequisite: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 206 or 211

    Prerequisites: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 206 or 211

    Note: Carolina Core: SCI

  
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    PHYS 212 - Essentials of Physics II

    Credits: 3

    Classical electromagnetism and optics

    Corequisite: PHYS 212L

    Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in PHYS 211 and MATH 142

    Note: Carolina Core SCI

  
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    PHYS 212L - Essentials of Physics II Lab

    Credits: 1

    Corequisite: PHYS 207 or 212

    Prerequisites: PHYS 207 or 212

    Note: Carolina Core SCI

  
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    PHYS 399 - Independent Study

    Credits: 3-6

    Note: Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

  
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    POLI 111 - Controversies in American Politics

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to the analysis of key issues in contemporary American politics focusing on the arguments, the groups involved, and the political factors that influence the outcome of the debate.

  
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    POLI 201 - American National Government

    Credits: 3

    The formation and development of the national government, its organization and powers.

    Note: Overlay Course
    Carolina Core GSS
    Carolina Core VSR

  
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    POLI 300 - Social and Political Philosophy

    Credits: 3

    An overview of major themes in political philosophy such as the nature of politics, obligation, community, representation, freedom, equality, and justice.

    Cross-listed Course: PHIL 330

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    POLI 302 - Classical and Medieval Political Theory

    Credits: 3

    Political theories from the Greeks to the Renaissance.

    Note: Carolina Core: VSR

  
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    POLI 303 - Modern Political Theory

    Credits: 3

    Political theories from the Renaissance to the 19th century.

    Note: Carolina Core: VSR

  
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    POLI 304 - Contemporary Political Theory

    Credits: 3

    Nineteenth and 20th century political theories.

    Note: Carolina Core: VSR

  
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    POLI 315 - International Relations

    Credits: 3

    International political behavior and institutions.

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, International Studies, BA
    Carolina Core Integrative Course, Political Science, BA

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Global Learning

  
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    POLI 357 - Film, Politics, and Social Change

    Credits: 3

    Critical analysis of film as expression and agent of political cultural, ideology, and change.

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy

  
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    POLI 399A - Independent Study in Political Science

    Credits: 1-6

    Prerequisites: prior approval of and individualized contract by the director of undergraduate studies in political science and the instructor who will supervise the project

    Prerequisites: Prior approval of an individualized contract by the director of undergraduate studies in political science and the instructor who will supervise the project.

  
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    POLI 399B - Independent Study in International Studies

    Credits: 1-6

    Prerequisites: Prior approval of an individualized contract by the director of undergraduate studies in international studies and the instructor who will supervise the project.

  
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    PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to and survey of the basic concepts and findings within the field of psychology

    Note: Carolina Core: GSS

  
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    PSYC 103 - Psychology of Adjustment

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to theories and processes underlying and facilitating human adjustment in the community, family, and workplace.

  
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    PSYC 226 - Research Methods in Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Basic principles and methodology

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

  
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    PSYC 227 - Psychological Statistics

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to statistical methods essential for psychological research.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 226 and MATH 111 or placement out of MATH 111

  
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    PSYC 228 - Laboratory in Psychology

    Credits: 2

    Laboratory in psychology in which research methods and statistical methods are integrated. One lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 226 and 227

  
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    PSYC 300 - Human Sexual Behavior

    Credits: 3

    Psychological, physiological, and sociological factors of human sexual behavior and attitudes

  
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    PSYC 310 - Psychology of Women

    Credits: 3

    Women’s experiences: childhood and adolescence, work, family, cultural images, adjustment, and social change.

    Cross-listed Course: WGST 310

  
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    PSYC 370 - Psychology of Consciousness

    Credits: 3

    Theories, controversies, and research findings on the nature of various states of consciousness; topics such as sleep/dreams, hypnosis, drug-induced states, and psychic phenomena.

  
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    PSYC 399 - Independent Study

    Credits: 1-6

    Closely supervised project or research experience in psychology. Approved contract required. May be repeated for up to six credits. Not for psychology major credit.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 and consent of instructor

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

  
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    PSYC 400 - Survey of Learning and Memory

    Credits: 3

    Research and applications concerning the acquisition of new behavior and knowledge, including accounts based on classical and instrumental conditioning and on information-processing models.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    PSYC 410 - Behavioral and Mental Disorders

    Credits: 3

    Covers the classification, diagnosis, etiological theories, and treatments of the major mental and emotional disorders.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    PSYC 420 - Survey of Developmental Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Psychological development from conception to late adulthood. Topics include physical, cognitive, and social processes associated with development at each stage of the life cycle.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or EDPY 335 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    PSYC 430 - Survey of Social Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to theory and research in social psychology from a psychological viewpoint. Topics include social perception, social cognition, attitudes, interpersonal relationships, aggression, prosocial behavior, and group processes

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    PSYC 440 - Survey of Personality

    Credits: 3

    Covers the major theories and research on personality and the dynamics of human motivation.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    PSYC 450 - Sensation and Perception

    Credits: 3

    Processing of information from the environment. Physiological, physical, psychological, and contextual determinants of perception

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    PSYC 460 - Brain and Behavior

    Credits: 3

    How the brain mediates simple and complex behavior and how we can apply basic research about the brain to real world problems.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    RELG 120 - Comparative Religion

    Credits: 3

    Issues, theories, and debates that shape global religious traditions, cultures, and communities; examination of historical contexts and development, applying social scientific inquiry and methods to analyze relevant current circumstances and concerns.

  
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    RELG 202 - Introduction to Reason and Faith

    Credits: 3

    Critical stdy of the intellectual strands leading to Western disconnections between reason and faith; the search for balance between belief and reason with emphasis on contemporary developments.

  
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    RELG 204 - Introduction to Religions in America

    Credits: 3

    The diversity of religious traditions in America.

  
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    RELG 205 - Morality, Ethics, and Religion

    Credits: 3

    Values and ethics as developed, contested, and transmitted through a variety of religious practices.

    Note: Carolina Core: VSR

  
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    RELG 240 - Introduction to Christianity

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the Christian religion, with emphasis on the history of the major traditions and movements that have shaped the multicultural practices and social impact of modern global Christianity.

  
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    SAEL 200 - Social Advocacy and Ethical Life

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to nature and relationship of ethics and oral forms of advocacy. Includes foundational training in ethical theory and its relevance to socio-political expression and training in the principles and performance of ethical oral communication, with emphasis on argumentation and audience engagement.

    Note: Overlay Course
    Carolina Core: CMS
    Carolina Core: VSR

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    SOCY 101 - Introductory Sociology

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to sociological facts and principles: an analysis of group-making processes and products.

    Note: Carolina Core GSS

  
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    SOCY 305 - Sociology of Families

    Credits: 3

    Sociological perspectives related to various aspects of family behaviors, roles, and values.

    Cross-listed Course: WGST 305

    Prerequisites: SOCY 101

  
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    SOCY 309 - An Introduction to Social Inequality

    Credits: 3

    A sociological analysis of the distribution of wealth and income in selected societies.

    Prerequisites: SOCY 101

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Community Service
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

    Carolina Core: GSS

  
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    SOCY 312 - Bureaucracy and Modern Society

    Credits: 3

    Bureaucracies in the public and private sector, their internal dynamics and relationship to the social environment.

    Prerequisites: SOCY 101

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    SOCY 320 - Individual and Society

    Credits: 3

    Selected theoretical orientations, methodological procedures, and illustrative substantive data pertaining to the relations between the individual and society.

    Prerequisites: SOCY 101, SOCY 220 or equivalent course in quantitative methods

  
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    SOCY 323 - Sociology of Deviant Behavior

    Credits: 3

    Theories, methodology, and substantive issues in the study of social deviance.

    Prerequisites: SOCY 101

  
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    SOCY 340 - Introduction to Social Problems

    Credits: 3

    Contemporary social issues such as poverty, health, the criminal justice system, globalization and the environment, their causes and possible solutions.

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Community Service

    Carolina Core: GSS

  
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    SOCY 350 - Juvenile Delinquency

    Credits: 3

    Social factors in the development, identification, and treatment of delinquents.

    Cross-listed Course: CRJU 351

    Prerequisites: SOCY 101 or CRJU 101

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy

  
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    SOCY 351 - Urban Sociology

    Credits: 3

    Analysis of urban trends, characteristics, and functions of cities with reference to the social psychological factors in urban living. Attention is directed to the emergence of urbanism in the United States, with particular reference to the Southern region, and to institutions, problems, and city planning.

    Prerequisites: SOCY 101

  
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    SOCY 353 - Sociology of Crime

    Credits: 3

    Social factors in the development, identification, and treatment of criminals.

    Cross-listed Course: CRJU 341

    Prerequisites: SOCY 101

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy

  
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    SOCY 355 - Race and Ethnic Relations

    Credits: 3

    Theoretical and empirical approaches related to race/ethnicity and the current state of race relations in America, with some attention to global issues.

    Cross-listed Course: AFAM 355

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

    Carolina Core: GSS

  
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    SPAN 109 - Beginning Spanish I

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

    Note: Restricted to those who have never studied Spanish or placed by examination into SPAN 109. Credit may be received only for one of the following: SPAN 109/110; 111; or 121.

    Carolina Core: GFL

  
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    SPAN 110 - Beginning Spanish II

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

    Note: Restricted to those who have completed SPAN 109. Credit may be received only for one of the following: SPAN 109/110; 111; or 121.

    Carolina Core: GFL

  
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    SPAN 121 - Elementary Spanish

    Credits: 3

    Grammar and vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

    Note: Assumes prior experience in Spanish. Admission only by proficiency examination. Credit may be received for only one of the following: 109/110; 111; or 121.

    Carolina Core: GFL

  
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    SPAN 122 - Basic Proficiency in Spanish

    Credits: 3

    Practice and further development of essential listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.

    Prerequisites: Admission either by placement examination or successful completion of SPAN 109/110, 111, or 121.

    Note: Carolina Core: GFL

  
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    SPAN 399 - Independent Study

    Credits: 3-6

    Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

    Prerequisites: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of B or better in SPAN 210 or 211, or consent of instructor. Department permission required for transfer students.

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

  
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    SPCH 140 - Public Communication

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to theory and practice of oral communication in public, social, and institutional contexts. Includes foundational and cumulative training in the invention, performance, and critical analysis of oral communication, with emphasis on argumentation, persuasion, audience analysis, delivery, and ethical forms of engagement.

    Note: Carolina Core: CMS

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    SPCH 145 - Online Public Communication

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to theory and practice of live and recorded online spoken communication in public, social, and institutional contexts. Training in invention, performance, and critical analysis of online spoken communication, including audience analysis, persuasion, delivery, and ethical engagement. Includes significant practice in preparing and presenting live online public communication.

    Note: Overlay Course
    Carolina Core: CMS
    Carolina Core: INF

  
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    SPCH 331 - Organizational Communication

    Credits: 3

    Examines communication behavior and networks within organizations through the study of major theories of organizational communication, identifies and defines primary concepts, and applies them to organizational scenarios and case studies.

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    STAT 110 - Introduction to Statistical Reasoning

    Credits: 3

    A course in statistical literacy. Topics include data sources and sampling, concepts of experimental design, graphical and numerical data description, measuring association for continuous and categorical variables, introduction to probability and statistical inference, and use of appropriate software. Credit given for only STAT 110 or STAT 112.

    Note: Carolina Core ARP

  
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    STAT 201 - Elementary Statistics

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the fundamentals of modern statistical methods, including descriptive statistics, probability, random sampling, simple linear regression, correlation, tests of hypotheses, and estimation.

    Prerequisites: MATH 111 or 115 or STAT 110, or consent of department

    Note: Carolina Core: ARP

  
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    THEA 170 - Fundamentals of Acting

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the art and craft of acting. Practical exploration through improvisation and scripted scene work. Includes a brief history of the development of modern acting techniques.

    Note: Carolina Core AIU

  
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    THEA 181 - Shakespeare in Performance

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to Shakespeare’s works on page, stage, and screen. Emphasis placed on performances of scripts. History of Shakespeare’s works/productions, stage/screen technique. Viewings of film adaptations required.

    Note: Carolina Core AIU

  
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    THEA 200 - Understanding and Appreciation of Theatre

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to the understanding and appreciation of theatrical experience. Attendance at theatrical performances required.

    Note: Carolina Core AIU

  
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    THEA 201 - Introduction to Theatre Studies

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to methods of analyzing and interpreting drama, with emphasis on play structure, genre, and style. Designed for the theatre major in preparation for theatre scholarship, performance, production, and design.

    Prerequisites: Theatre major or consent of instructor

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

  
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    THEA 240 - Beginning Voice and Speech

    Credits: 3

    Study and practical application of voice and speech fundamentals in performance. Emphasis on speaking with ease, power and clarity to impact an audience.

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    THEA 340 - Literature and Performance

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the study of literature through performance; reading, analysis, and performance of prose, poetry, nonfiction, and drama.

    Cross-listed Course: SPCH 340

  
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    THEA 370 - Intermediate Acting

    Credits: 3

    Development of acting skills through study of acting techniques emphasizing emotional truthfulness and authenticity. Application to scene study, monologues and auditions. Intensive script analysis for character development.

    Prerequisites: THEA 170 or 270

  
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    UNIV 101 - The Student in the University

    Credits: 3

    The purposes of higher education and potential roles of the student within the university.

    Note: Open to freshmen. Also open to other undergraduate students in their first semester of enrollment.

  
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    UNIV 401 - Senior Capstone Experience

    Credits: 1-3

    Integration of major program of study and general education; issues of transition into graduate school and/or employment; group project, intensive writing/speaking.

    Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

  
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    WGST 112 - Women in Society

    Credits: 3

    A social science perspective of women in psychological, sociological, historical, anthropological, economic, and political contexts; the changing roles, images, and institutions.

    Note: Overlay Course
    Carolina Core: GSS, VSR

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Community Service
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    WGST 113 - Women’s Health

    Credits: 3

    Basic functioning of the female body; effects of society on processes of health and disease. Not for natural sciences credit.

    Note: Carolina Core: GSS

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

 

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