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NUR 433 Gerontological Nursing This course will focus on care of older adults. Normal aging processes, and risk factors that affect the health and functioning of older adults are reviewed from content covered in Adult Health I and II. Management strategies of common health problems for older adults are discussed. Specific content will include Management of Dementia and End-ofLife Care. Prerequisite: please refer to the School of Nursing student resource book. (2 s.h.) NUR 441 Adult Health III This clinical course expands on previous nursing knowledge and skills to provide care to clients with complex health stressors with unpredictable outcomes. Clinical experiences will focus on high acuity and/or complex health issues. Prerequisite: please refer to the School of Nursing student resource book. (5 s.h.) NUR 451 Management, Leadership, Professional Issues This course focuses on management and leadership skills. Content will include budgeting and cost-benefit analysis, political action, interdisciplinary collaboration, healthcare trends, reimbursement, cost effectiveness and strategic planning. Prerequisite: please refer to the School of Nursing student resource book. (4 s.h.) NUR 491, 492 Individual Research Prerequisite: instructor approval. (1-4 s.h. each)

Philosophy (PHI) The courses in Philosophy are designed to support the Philosophy minor or a variety of major programs or to become part of an Interdisciplinary program. PHI 207 Introduction to Philosophy An introduction to the discipline of philosophical reflection. Attention will be focused on such issues as the nature of human knowledge, alternative understandings of reality, and the nature and purpose of human life. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or THE 240. (3 s.h.) PHI 216 Thinking About The Arts (Also ART 216/CST 216/MUS 216) This course is an investigation of the nature and meaning of beauty and artistic expression. Students in this course may choose to focus on the history of aesthetics or on applying various aesthetic theories

to their appreciation for art or their own 204 or concurrent enrollment in MAT 204. artistic work. Prerequisite: THE 240 or This course is taught every other year. (4 any 200 level ART, CST or MUS class, or s.h. for each semester) instructor approval. (3 s.h) PHY 303 Statics and Mechanics of PHI 324 Political Philosophy Materials See description under PSC 324 in the A first course in engineering mechanics. Political Science section. (3 s.h.) This course covers the effects of forces and movements applied to mechanical PHI 341 Ethics systems at rest. The course begins with A study of philosophical problems the traditional statics course content: associated with moral issues as they analysis of both concentrated and are debated in contemporary culture. distributed force systems applied to static Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or THE particles, rigid bodies, trusses, frames and 240. (3 s.h.) machines. Additional topics in strength of materials are integrated into the course PHI 350 Philosophy of Religion including analysis of the types of stress and A study of the reasonableness of religious deformation in materials as well as a variety belief with particular attention to the of loading conditions, including multiaxial problems of Christian theism regarding evil, loads, shear and bending in beams, torsion miracles, revelation, eternal life, religious and loading of columns. Prerequisite: PHY experience and religious language. 201. (3 s.h.) Prerequisite: PHI 207. (3 s.h.) PHY 491, 492 Independent Study PHI 390 Special Topics in Individual research. Prerequisite: Instructor Philosophy approval. (1-3 s.h. each) This course will cover one or more topics that are normally not covered as specific courses in the area of philosophy. Political Science (PSC) Scheduling of the course and topics PSC 203 Introduction to Criminal selected will be determined by student Justice interest and faculty expertise. (1-4 s.h.) An overview of the criminal justice system and its component parts (police, PHI 491, 492 Independent Study in prosecution, defense, courts, correctional Philosophy Prerequisite: Instructor approval. (1-3 s.h. institutions and community-based corrections). The objective of this course is each) to provide an orientation to the discipline from both a professional and academic Physics (PHY) perspective. (3 s.h.) The course offerings in physics are designed to support a variety of major programs PSC 211 American Federal or to serve as part of an interdisciplinary Government program. A study of American national government with an emphasis on constitutional PHY 101, 102 Introductory College principles and issues of contemporary Physics concern. (3 s.h.) A two-semester introduction to classical mechanics, thermodynamics, electric fields, PSC 212 American State and Local magnetism, optics and modern physics Government taught at a non-calculus level. There are A general survey of state and local three lectures per week plus a two-hour, governments with a focus on the state weekly laboratory experiment. Prerequisite: government of South Dakota and the MAT 112 or its equivalent. Offered every governments of Minnehaha County and year. (4 s.h. for each semester) the city of Sioux Falls. (3 s.h.) PHY 201, 202 University Physics A two-semester introduction to classical mechanics, thermodynamics, electric fields, magnetism, optics and modern physics taught at the calculus level. There are three lectures per week plus a two-hour, weekly laboratory experiment. Prerequisite: MAT

undergraduate course descriptions

PSC 213 Contemporary World Events An inquiry into contemporary issues and events from a global historical perspective. Issue selection will be made in light of changing world situations. (3 s.h.)



2015-2017 USF Academic Catalog  
2015-2017 USF Academic Catalog  

2015-2017 academic catalog for the University of Sioux Falls.