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Course Catalog - Academic Year 2017-2018

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BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP
BENT 340 - Small Business in Europe
Credits: 3.00
Small and medium sized businesses play a major role in the Italian economic system. Students will Interact with the business community as they learn fundamental management and marketing principles as well as the unique organization structures, legal considerations, and operational issues associated with business enterprise in Italy. Florence only. On sufficient demand.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
BENT 490 - Creativity,Innovation,&Entrshp
Credits: 3.00
Prepares students with the fundamentals of idea generation, feasibility assessment, team building, and assembly of resources for the creation of a new venture. The class includes guest speakers, case studies, and a team project. Any major at the university can enroll. Fall and Spring. Sophmore standing
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
BENT 491 - Creating New Ventures
Credits: 3.00
This course covers the fundamentals of creating and growing new commercial or social enterprises. Course content provides an overview of the world of entrepreneurship including an introduction to economics, the role of society and government, legal and ethical issues, creating and managing new ventures, and the various functional areas of business. Students are required to complete a business plan and investor presentation for a commercial or non-profit organization as part of the course requirements. This course counts towards the integrative requirement for business majors. In addition to receiving support from Gonzaga faculty and experienced entrepreneurs, students interact with attorneys, financiers, and other professional service providers. Any major at the university can enroll. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BENT 490 Minimum Grade: D or BENT 492 Minimum Grade: D or BENT 493 Minimum Grade: D
BENT 492 - Technology Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3.00
This class develops a framework to study, analyze and understand the formation and creation of new ventures with an emphasis on organizations specializing in product innovation and technology as their main source of competitive advantage. This course introduces students with a technical background to the inherent risks, issues and hurdles faced by both independent and corporate entrepreneurs. The course objectives include: identifying and evaluating market opportunities, investigating intellectual property issues, creating a management team, funding start-ups, evaluating business models, and the growth of new ventures. Any major at the university can enroll. Fall.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
BENT 493 - Social Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3.00
This course provides students with an introduction to social entrepreneurs (those who create new ventures to address unmet societal needs), the ventures they create, how these ventures create social value, and to provide students with the tools they need to pursue their own social enterprises. Students will address each of the key components of this emerging field: problem identification, solution identification, concept development, venture creation, value assessment, and the communication of the idea and venture goals. Students will explore examples of current social enterprises, leading thinkers in the field of social entrepreneurship, and core entrepreneurial theory focused on social enterprises. This course counts towards the integrative requirement for business majors. Any major in the university can enroll. Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
BENT 495 - New Venture Lab
Credits: .00 to 3.00
This is an experiential course that provides 'hands-on' experience in developing ideas for new commercial and/or social enterprises. Students work on teams to develop their own or other entrepreneurs' ideas. Projects typically involve feasibility analysis, market research, and business planning. Students receive one credit for each 60 hours worked in the New Venture Lab. Course requirements include keeping a journal, completing assigned project tasks, and submitting a final report detailing learning outcomes. This course counts towards the experiential requirement for business majors. Open to any major in the University. Fall, Spring and Summer. Instructor approval required.
Other: .00 to 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
FINANCE
BFIN 320 - Principles of Finance
Credits: 3.00
Financial analysis and management, including time value of money, risk and return models, valuation, the cost of capital, capital budgeting techniques, and capital structure theory. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Accounting
Analytical Finance
Business Administration
General Business
Undeclared Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
General Requirements:
  Subj/Tst Low High Stdn Attr Req Crdt Min Crse Grd Con
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Rule ACCT: 1 condition
( ACCT 260 2.01 0 N
and ACCT 261 2.01 0 N
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Rule BMIS 235: 1 condition
BMIS 235 2.01 0 N
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Rule ECON: 1 condition
( ECON 201 2.01 0 N
and ECON 202 2.01 0 N
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and ECON 270H 2.01 0 N
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Rule STATS: 1 condition
( BUSN 230 2.01 0 N
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) or ( MATH 121 2.01 0 N
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) or ( NBMN 0.00 0 N
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)
BFIN 322 - Intermediate Finance
Credits: 3.00
A continuation of BFIN 320; new topics include working capital policy and management, advanced capital budgeting techniques, options, and futures. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Accounting
Analytical Finance
Business Administration
Undeclared Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BFIN 320 Minimum Grade: D
BFIN 325 - Financial Institutions
Credits: 3.00
Allocation of financial flows through the markets. Topics covered include the various financial institutions, fund flows, structure of markets, and management of financial institutions. On sufficient demand.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
School of Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Business Administration
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BFIN 320 Minimum Grade: D
BFIN 327 - International Finance
Credits: 3.00
A study of financial considerations inherent in international business operations. Topics include: foreign currency markets and exchange rate forecasting; international risk exposure analysis and hedging strategies; international project evaluation and capital budgeting; and international trade financing methods. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
School of Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Accounting
Business Administration
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BFIN 320 Minimum Grade: D
BFIN 422 - Investment Analysis
Credits: 3.00
Basic principles and fundamentals of securities markets. Introduction to alternative investment choices and portfolio management theory. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Analytical Finance
Business Administration
Undeclared Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BFIN 320 Minimum Grade: D
BFIN 423 - Financial Management Cases
Credits: 3.00
Case problems in corporate financial management. Topics include working capital, raising long-term capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, and asset structure. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
School of Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Business Administration
Finance
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BFIN 322 Minimum Grade: D
BFIN 424 - Real Estate Principles
Credits: 3.00
A study in the principles and practices of real estate marketing and financing. On sufficient demand.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BFIN 320 Minimum Grade: D
BFIN 426 - Mergers and Acquisitions
Credits: 3.00
Merger types and characteristics, theoretical motivations for mergers, and principles of valuation are covered within the corporate finance framework. Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
School of Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Business Administration
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BFIN 320 Minimum Grade: D
BFIN 429A - Portfolio Mgmt I
Credits: 1.00
This is the first segment of a course that runs for three consecutive semesters beginning in the Spring semester of the student's junior year. Registration by instructor permission. Spring.
Lecture: 1.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
School of Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Accounting
Business Administration
Finance
Undeclared Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BFIN 320 Minimum Grade: D
BFIN 429B - Portfolio Mgmt II
Credits: 1.00
This is the second segment of a course that runs for three consecutive semesters beginning in the Spring semester of the student's junior year. Fall.
Other: 1.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
School of Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Business Administration
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BFIN 429A Minimum Grade: D
BFIN 429C - Portfolio Mgmt III
Credits: 1.00
This is the third segment of a course that runs for three consecutive semesters beginning in the Spring semester of the student's junior year. Spring.
Lecture: 1.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
School of Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Accounting
Business Administration
Finance
Undeclared Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BFIN 429B Minimum Grade: D
BFIN 489 - Special Topic Seminar
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
Credit by arrangement. On sufficient demand.
Lecture: 1.00 to 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
School of Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Business Administration
Finance
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BFIN 320 Minimum Grade: D
BFIN 491 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
An individually designed course appropriate to the student's concentration. Available Summer only.
Other: 1.00 to 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
School of Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Business Administration
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
BIOLOGY
BIOL 100 - Biological Concepts:
Credits: 3.00
A one-semester course designed to investigate the process of science by focusing on current biological issues. Different subfields of biology will be explored depending on the instructor. This course does not have a lab and does NOT meet the Scientific Inquiry requirement of the University Core. Designed for non-science majors. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
BIOL 104 - Scientific Inquiry
Credits: 2.00
This lecture and lab course content will be determined by the instructor to meet the learning objectives of the Scientific Inquiry requirement of the University Core. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 2.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Co-requisites: BIOL 104L
BIOL 104L - Scientific Inquiry Lab
Credits: 1.00
See BIOL 104.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 104
BIOL 105 - Info Flow in Biol Systems
Credits: 3.00
This course provides a foundation in the principles of biology by examining the fundamental role of information in generating the properties of life. The course explores the molecular basis of biological information (codes, signals, structures) and its role in growth, development, communication, regulation, reproduction and evolution of living things. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Biochemistry
Biology
Comp Sci & Computation Think
Computer Science
Human Physiology
Nursing
Pre-Med Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 105L
BIOL 105L - Info Flow in Biol Systems Lab
Credits: 1.00
Designed to provide students with an authentic scientific discovery experience, this lab involves the isolation, identification, and characterization of novel bacteriophages from local soil samples. Students learn how to approach scientific questions, make observations, record, analyze and report data. Taken concurrently with BIOL 105.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Biochemistry
Biology
Comp Sci & Computation Think
Computer Science
Human Physiology
Nursing
Pre-Med Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 105 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 106 - Energy Flow in Biol Systems
Credits: 3.00
This course focuses on the biological processes of energy acquisition, how energy is used in biological systems, and how energy is transferred between organisms and through ecosystems. Human impacts to energy transfer will be covered and topics will integrate energy concepts from cells to organisms to ecosystems. There is no lab associated with this course. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Biochemistry
Biology
Comp Sci & Computation Think
Computer Science
Pre-Med Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 105 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 105L Minimum Grade: C- and CHEM 101 Minimum Grade: C- and CHEM 101L Minimum Grade: C- and CHEM 101L Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 123 - Human Ecology
Credits: 2.00
A study of the principles of ecology (including population dynamics, diversity, and energy flow) and the impact humans have on the environment. Lab is required. Designed for non-science majors who need a lab science. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 2.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Environmental Studies Major
Co-requisites: BIOL 123L
BIOL 123L - Human Ecology Laboratory
Credits: 1.00
Taken concurrently with BIOL 123.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Co-requisites: BIOL 123
BIOL 159 - Studies in Biodiversity
Credits: 1.00
This course is a continuation of BIOL 159L Field Studies in Biodiversity. Research projects initiated in the field in BIOL 159L will be concluded with further library research, completion of a technical or popular press article, drafting and editing a poster, and a presentation at a local or regional event. Fall semester, Prerequisite: BIOL 159L.
Lecture: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 159L Minimum Grade: D
BIOL 159L - Field Studies in Biodiversity
Credits: 3.00
This course uses a field experience as a backdrop to learn about evolutionary, ecological and biogeographical processes that determine the ranges and biodiversity of organisms. The course begins with class work on the Gonzaga campus and is followed by 3-4 weeks in the field, where Gonzaga faculty and local experts will mentor students. Field locations vary by year and include Ecuador, Belize, Zambia, Costa Rica, or domestic locations. This course is designed for non-science majors and meets the Scientific Inquiry requirement of the University Core. The class meets together with the students enrolled in BIOL 359L for biology majors. Summer.
Lab: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
BIOL 170 - Introduction to Microbiology
Credits: 3.00
An introduction to microbiology for students in Human Physiology, Nursing, or other allied health professions who will not be majoring in Biology. The course includes basic cellular chemistry and genetics, as well as a survey of topics of clinical importance. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 170L
Pre-requisites: ( BIOL 105 Minimum Grade: C- or TRAN GBIO Minimum Grade: T ) and ( CHEM 101 Minimum Grade: C- or TRAN GCHM Minimum Grade: T )
BIOL 170L - Intro to Microbiology Lab
Credits: 1.00
An introduction to methods of microbial analysis including the culture, safe handling, and genetic analysis of microbes. Taken concurrently with BIOL 170.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 170
BIOL 190 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
Topic to be decided by faculty.
Other: 1.00 to 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
BIOL 193 - FYS:
Credits: 3.00
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces new Gonzaga students to the University, the Core Curriculum, and Gonzaga’s Jesuit mission and heritage. While the seminars will be taught by faculty with expertise in particular disciplines, topics will be addressed in a way that illustrates approaches and methods of different academic disciplines. The seminar format of the course highlights the participatory character of university life, emphasizing that learning is an active, collegial process.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
BIOL 199 - Investigations in Biology
Credits: 2.00
Designed for non-science majors; this fulfills the core science inquiry requirement. Lectures and laboratory sessions emphasize science as an inquiry based process. Selected topics will be offered each semester. Lab is required when offered. Fall.
Lecture: 2.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Co-requisites: BIOL 199L
BIOL 199L - Investigations in Biology Lab
Credits: 1.00
Taken concurrently with BIOL 199.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Co-requisites: BIOL 199
BIOL 205 - Physiology & Biodiversity
Credits: 3.00
This course focuses on understanding the diversity of life on earth and the physiological mechanisms that allow organisms to live in a wide array of environments. We use a framework of physiology to compare and contrast clades of organisms. Fall.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Biology
Comp Sci & Computation Think
Co-requisites: BIOL 205L
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 205L - Physiology & Biodiversity Lab
Credits: 1.00
Students are introduced to the diversity of organisms and physiological processes that allow organisms to live in a wide array of environments. Taken concurrently with BIOL 205.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 205
BIOL 206 - Ecology
Credits: 3.00
This course examines the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that determine the distribution and abundance of species. We will explore interactions between organisms and their environments at levels from individuals through ecosystems. Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Biology
Comp Sci & Computation Think
Co-requisites: BIOL 206L
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 206L - Ecology Lab
Credits: 1.00
Field and laboratory experiments are used to investigate ecological mechanisms that determine the distribution and abundance of species. Taken concurrently with BIOL 206.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Biology
Comp Sci & Computation Think
Co-requisites: BIOL 206
BIOL 207 - Genetics
Credits: 3.00
This course promotes an understanding of the molecular mechanisms that shape the flow of biological information at three different levels: within individuals, in the expression of genotypic information as a physical phenotype; across generations, in the transmission of traits and other information during reproduction; and among populations over longer time frames, as a result of evolutionary forces. The course will use case studies of specific biological phenomena as contexts for exploring the topics. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Biochemistry
Biology
Comp Sci & Computation Think
Pre-Med Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 207L
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 207L - Genetics Lab
Credits: 1.00
This course provides students with hands-on experimental investigations of molecular mechanisms in genetics. Taken concurrently with BIOL 207.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Co-requisites: BIOL 207
BIOL 290 - Directed Readings
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
Topic to be decided by faculty.
Other: 1.00 to 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
BIOL 295 - Science Outreach
Credits: .00
The Biology and Chemistry/Biochemistry departments run a variety of outreach programs that include class visits, field trip tours, special summer programs and more. All of our programs strive to engage participants with opportunities for hands-on scientific discovery and inspiration. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: .00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
BIOL 301L - Cell Techniques Lab
Credits: 2.00
This course is designed to be an intensive introduction to methods of analysis of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure, composition, and behavior. Microscopy (compound and fluorescence), protein studies, enzyme kinetics, bacterial growth, cell signaling, and development are just some of the areas of research students will be exposed to. This course will also be scientific writing and reading intensive, developing student expertise in these critical areas in the field of biological research. Offered on sufficient demand.
Lab: 2.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Biology
General Requirements:
  Subj/Tst Low High Stdn Attr Req Crdt Min Crse Grd Con
( CHEM 230 0.00 1 D N
and CHEM 230L 0.00 1 D N
) and ( BIOL 106 0.00 1 C- N
) or ( BIOL 202 0.00 0 D N
) and ( BIOL 205 0.00 1 C- N
) or ( BIOL 207 0.00 1 C- N
) or ( BIOL 202 0.00 0 D N
)
BIOL 303 - Population Ecology
Credits: 3.00
An in-depth look at the interactions that control the distribution and abundance of organisms at the population level. Topics such as life-history strategies, population dynamics, competition, predation, parasitism, and mutualism will be explored through the research literature, and quantitative approaches. Fall, even years.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 303L - Population Ecology Laboratory
Credits: 1.00
Taken concurrently with BIOL 303 when the lab is offered.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 303
BIOL 304 - Practice in Laboratory Teachng
Credits: 1.00
Students gain teaching experience by assisting laboratory instructors as a teaching assistant (TA) in a laboratory course. Duties may include lab set-up, in-class mentoring, grading, and quiz preparation. May be repeated. A maximum of two credits may be applied to Biology electives. Usually limited to students who have earned an A or B in the lecture portion of the course for which the student is a candidate to TA the lab. By permission only. Fall and Spring.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 305 - Biological Data Analysis
Credits: 4.00
An applied study of statistical methods used to investigate biological questions. Emphasis will be on applications using software to investigate biological data sets generated by student and instructor research. The course will survey descriptive statistics, sampling, experimental design, estimation, hypothesis testing, and model building (e.g. analysis of variance, regression, multivariate). This course does not fulfill the University Core Math requirement. Spring, odd years.
Lecture: 4.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and ( BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- or BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C- or BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C- )
BIOL 313 - Animal Behavior
Credits: 3.00
This course explores how behavioral processes affect ecological patterns. The behavioral adaptations of animals to their environment including the evolution of behavior, foraging, competition for resources, reproductive ecology, mating systems, parental care, and cooperative behavior. Fall, odd years.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 313L - Animal Behavior Lab
Credits: 1.00
Taken concurrently with BIOL 313 when the lab is offered.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 313
BIOL 323 - Conservation Biology
Credits: 3.00
This course covers the biological concepts important for the conservation of natural populations, communities, and ecosystems. Both theoretical and empirical studies will be applied to such topics as: the genetics and ecology of small populations, consequences of habitat fragmentation, the impact of introduced species, and the ecological value of biological diversity. Spring, odd years.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 323L - Conservation Biology Lab
Credits: 1.00
This lab includes field trips. Taken concurrently with BIOL 323.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 323
BIOL 330 - Invertebrate Biology
Credits: 4.00
An examination of the major invertebrate phyla, including an overview of the structural and functional characteristics of each group. The evolutionary relationships between various invertebrate groups will also be examined. Emphasis will be placed on the interaction of marine species with their environment. Taught in a combined lecture/lab format. Offered on sufficient demand.
Lecture: 4.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 331 - Parasitology
Credits: 3.00
Explores the medical, physiological, ecological, and historical effects of parasites. The course concentrates on human parasites and ranges from viruses and bacteria through helminthes and arthropods. Fall.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 331L - Parasitology Lab
Credits: 1.00
Taken concurrently with BIOL 331 when lab is offered.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 331
BIOL 333 - Community Ecology
Credits: 3.00
This course explores in detail the major processes that have created and are operating within communities, including species diversity, competition, predation, herbivory, island biogeography, and succession. Students will explore the theories and experimental evidence of these processes and conduct ecology projects. Fall, odd years.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 334 - Advanced Evolution
Credits: 3.00
An in-depth study of the mechanisms responsible for the diversity of life on earth. Topics covered include speciation, adaptation, systematics, extinction, natural selection, genetic drift, mutation, and gene flow. Examples are chosen from all types of organisms. Spring, odd years. This course may be repeated once as long as the content is different than the first occurrence of enrollment.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 335 - Advanced Genetics:
Credits: 3.00
An advanced study of genetics within the context of a selected topic in biology. Past topics have included an examination of human race and racism and the study of genomes. Spring, even years. This course may be repeated once as long as the content is different than the first occurrence of enrollment.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 337 - Developmental Biology
Credits: 3.00
A study of the principles and mechanisms that underlie the development of plants and animals, using approaches that integrate cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, and evolution. Spring, odd years.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 337L
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 337L - Developmental Biology Lab
Credits: 1.00
Taken concurrently with BIOL 337.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 337
BIOL 338 - Histology
Credits: 3.00
A study of the microscopic structure of animal (mostly mammalian) tissues and organs. Topics include: histology, cytology, and microscopic anatomy as exemplified in animal tissue. Material will emphasize the relationship between structure and function in tissues and organs. Fall.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
College of Arts & Sciences
Co-requisites: BIOL 338L
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 338L - Histology Lab
Credits: 1.00
Labs will combine the study of tissue structure using a collection of prepared slides, and the processing and sectioning of tissue samples. Lab assignments will include the production of personal digital atlases. Taken concurrently with BIOL 338.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 338
BIOL 340 - Field Botany
Credits: 3.00
Course includes systematics of flowering plants, plant communities of the Inland Northwest, sight identification of major plant families and selected topics in plant ecology. A plant collection is required as well as a field project in the area of plant systematics or plant ecology. Two four-hour lectures/lab meetings per week and three, ten-hour field trips on Saturdays. Summer, on sufficient demand.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Biology
Comp Sci & Computation Think
Co-requisites: BIOL 340L
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 340L - Field Botany Lab
Credits: 1.00
Taken concurrently with BIOL 340.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 340
BIOL 341 - Human Physiology
Credits: 3.00
Examines the function of human physiological systems including: metabolic, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, muscular, and immunological. Systems are examined through case studies focused on human disease and human performance. Lab offered concurrently. Spring, odd years.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 341L
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 341L - Human Physiology Lab
Credits: 1.00
Taken concurrently with BIOL 341. Topics from the lecture will be examined. May require weekend field trips.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 341
BIOL 343 - Plant Community Ecology
Credits: 3.00
This class meets with and covers the same topics as BIOL 333 (Community Ecology), but is designed for biology majors who need a plant ecology-focused course. Students will explore the theories and experimental evidence of community ecology and conduct ecology projects with a specific focus on plant processes. Fall odd years. Offered on sufficient demand.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 344 - GIS & Ecological Techniques
Credits: 3.00
This course will introduce students to geographic information systems (GIS) and focus on how GIS can be used to address research and management questions in ecology. Student will use existing GIS databases from area resource agencies and learn how to create new GIS databases from field exercises. Field techniques will include vegetation sampling, small mammal trapping, amphibian/reptile monitoring, distance sampling, wildlife habitat assessment, and mapping exercises using compass and global position systems (GPS). Spring, even years.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 344L
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 344L - GIS & Ecological TechniquesLab
Credits: 1.00
Taken concurrently with BIOL 344.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 344
BIOL 351 - Advanced Cell Biology
Credits: 3.00
An advanced study of cell structure and function with an emphasis on selected topics in cell biology. Topics vary with instructor, but may include cell signaling, cell cycle, plant cells, and the cell biology of cancer. Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: CHEM 230 Minimum Grade: D and BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 351L - Advanced Cell Biology Lab
Credits: 1.00
Taken concurrently with BIOL 351 when lab is offered.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 351
BIOL 357 - Princ of Wildlife Management
Credits: 3.00
The ecology, theory, methods, and philosophy of wildlife management emphasizing game, nongame, and endangered species. Students gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of various government agencies and non-governmental organizations. Fall, even years.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 357L
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 357L - Wildlife Management Lab
Credits: 1.00
This lab includes field trips. Taken concurrently with BIOL 357.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 357
BIOL 359 - Studies in Biodiversity
Credits: 1.00
This course is a continuation of BIOL 359L Field Studies in Biodiversity. Research projects initiated in the field in BIOL 359L will be concluded with further library research, completion of a scientific article, and presentation of the research at a local or regional meeting. Fall.
Lecture: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and ( BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- or BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C- ) and BIOL 359L Minimum Grade: D
BIOL 359L - Field Studies in Biodiversity
Credits: 3.00
This course uses a field experience as a backdrop to learn about evolutionary, ecological and biogeographical processes that determine the ranges and biodiversity of organisms. The course begins with class work on the Gonzaga campus and is followed by 3-4 weeks in the field, where Gonzaga faculty and local experts will mentor students. Field locations vary by year and include Ecuador, Belize, Zambia, Costa Rica, or domestic locations. This course is designed for students majoring or minoring in biology. The class meets together with students enrolled in BIOL 159L for non-science majors. Students are required to enroll i·n BIOL 359, Studies in Biodiversity, the semester after enrolling in BIOL 359L. Summer.
Lab: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and ( BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- or BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C- )
BIOL 360 - Plant Biology
Credits: 3.00
This course acquaints students with the evolution, structure, development and functions of plant cells, tissues and organs. Fall, even years.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 360L
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 360L - Plant Biology Lab
Credits: 1.00
This lab includes field trips. Taken concurrently with BIOL 360.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 360
BIOL 367 - Entomology
Credits: 3.00
This course introduces students to the scientific study of insects. Topics will include insect identification, diversity, behavior, anatomy, ecology, and applied entomology. Fall, odd years.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 367L - Entomology Lab
Credits: 1.00
This lab includes field trips. Taken concurrently with BIOL 367.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 367
BIOL 370 - Microbiology
Credits: 3.00
A study of the fundamental factors involved in microbiology including basic microbial morphology, taxonomy, biochemistry, genetics, and culture techniques. Fall.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
College of Arts & Sciences
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 370L
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C- and CHEM 230 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 370L - Microbiology Lab
Credits: 1.00
Taken concurrently with BIOL 370.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 370
BIOL 371 - Vertebrate Biology & Anatomy
Credits: 3.00
Vertebrate diversity, structure and function from an evolutionary perspective. Topics covered will include development, physiology, ecology, behavior and conservation. Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 371L
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and ( BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- or BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C- or BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C- )
BIOL 371L - Vertebrate Biol & Anatomy Lab
Credits: 1.00
Taken concurrently with BIOL 371.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 371
BIOL 374 - Immunology
Credits: 3.00
An introduction to the cellular and molecular basis of the immune response. Topics will include structures and interactions of molecules in the immune system, generation of diversity in immune specificity, cellular immunology, and the basis of immunity and autoimmune diseases. Spring. Lab required when offered.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C- and CHEM 230 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 374L - Immunology Lab
Credits: 1.00
Taken concurrently with BIOL 374 when lab is offered.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 374
BIOL 375 - Virology
Credits: 3.00
Viral evolution, replication, virus-host interactions, epidemiology, and lateral gene transfer are covered. Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C- and CHEM 230 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 380 - Special Topics:
Credits: .00 to 4.00
Other: .00 to 4.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- or BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C- or BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 390 - Directed Reading
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Topic to be decided by faculty.
Other: 1.00 to 4.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
BIOL 395 - Research Assistantship
Credits: .00
Undergraduate research assistantships are opportunities for student to earn a stipend while performing independent research in the laboratory of a Biology or Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty member. By Department Chair permission only.
Lecture: .00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
BIOL 399 - Advanced Topic:
Credits: 2.00
An introduction to primary research literature on specific biological topics. Students will write a paper that has as its foundation primary literature. Students will utilize their oral communication skills to explain the background of a given biology topic and lead discussions of the primary literature. Topics will vary. Course should be taken Junior year and must be completed with a C- grade or better prior to taking BIOL 499. Fall and Spring. Pre-requisites vary depending on topic. Course can only be repeated with permission from the Biology Department Chair.
Lecture: 2.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and ( BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 205L Minimum Grade: C- ) or ( BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206L Minimum Grade: C- ) or ( BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 207L Minimum Grade: C- )
BIOL 403 - Marine Biology
Credits: 3.00
Students will explore the biology of marine systems. Topics will include atmospheric and climate modeling, fluid dynamics, physiology, evolution of diversity, ecology, molecular biology, economics, and environmental science. Spring, even years.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 403L
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 403L - Marine Biology Lab
Credits: 1.00
Taken concurrently with BIOL 403 when lab is offered.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 403
BIOL 405L - Advanced Phage Research Lab
Credits: 1.00
This course provides students with the opportunity to pursue research on bacterial viruses, or bacteriophages. Students will work independently or in small teams to address questions chosen collaboratively by the students and the instructor. The course is aimed at students who are interested in molecular biology or bioinformatics research and those seeking additional experience in a research setting. Interested students should contact the instructor prior to registration to plan a research proposal. This course may be taken up to four times with permission. Fall and Spring.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 105L Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 207L Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 420 - Physiological Ecology
Credits: 3.00
This course will examine the interactions between organismal function and the physical environment. Topics include: physiological and evolutionary adaptations to extreme environments (high altitudes, deep oceans, and deserts), physiological determinants of patterns of diversity, limits to performance and environmental tolerance, and physiological responses to climate change. Fall, even years.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: and BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 432 - CIS:
Credits: 3.00
The Core Integration Seminar (CIS) engages the Year Four Question: “Imagining the possible: What is our role in the world?” by offering students a culminating seminar experience in which students integrate the principles of Jesuit education, prior components of the Core, and their disciplinary expertise. Each section of the course will focus on a problem or issue raised by the contemporary world that encourages integration, collaboration, and problem solving. The topic for each section of the course will be proposed and developed by each faculty member in a way that clearly connects to the Jesuit Mission, to multiple disciplinary perspectives, and to our students’ future role in the world.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
BIOL 440 - Biochemistry I
Credits: 3.00
Lectures on the structure and function of the major classes of biomolecules (carbohydrates, proteins, and nucleic acids) with an emphasis on proteins and enzymology. The central metabolic pathways of glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, and the citric acid cycle are discussed from a mechanistic, energetic, and regulatory viewpoint. Fall.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: CHEM 331 Minimum Grade: D and ( CHEM 310 Minimum Grade: D or CHEM 240 Minimum Grade: D ) and BIOL 202 Minimum Grade: D
BIOL 441 - Advanced Physiology
Credits: 3.00
Physiological mechanisms, processes and responses of animals. Physical, chemical and biochemical principles common to physiological systems, such as respiration, excretion, and metabolism, will be covered. Goals of the course are to reveal the mechanisms, adaptive significance, and evolution of physiological systems using a comparative approach. Fall, odd years.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 441L - Advanced Physiology Lab
Credits: 1.00
Taken concurrently with BIOL 441 when lab is offered.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 441
BIOL 443L - Biochemistry Laboratory I
Credits: 2.00
An investigation of the techniques used to examine biomolecules and biochemical systems. Students perform integrated laboratory experiments in biochemistry. Spring.
Lab: 2.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 440 Minimum Grade: D or CHEM 440 Minimum Grade: D or CHEM 440 Minimum Grade: D
BIOL 445 - Biochemistry II
Credits: 3.00
Continuation of BIOL 440 (CHEM 440), including an examination of the primary processes of cellular energy production, oxidative phosphorylation and photosynthesis. The major metabolic pathways of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and nucleotides are covered. Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 440 Minimum Grade: D or CHEM 440 Minimum Grade: D
BIOL 451 - Comparative Endocrinology
Credits: 3.00
A comparative study of the structure and function of hormones across a wide variety of taxa (emphasizing vertebrates), including secretion and regulation of hormones, mechanisms of action, and integration of hormones into biological processes. Spring, even years.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 451L
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 451L - Comparative Endocrinology Lab
Credits: 1.00
Taken concurrently with BIOL 451 when lab is offered.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 451
BIOL 456 - Molecular Biology
Credits: 3.00
This course explores experimental strategies and techniques for discovering how genes function at the molecular level. The course integrates genetics and biochemistry focusing especially on the relationship between DNA, RNA and protein. Fall.
Lecture: 3.00 Lab: .00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 456L
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C- and CHEM 230 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 456L - Molecular Biology Lab
Credits: 1.00
Labs focus on the construction, manipulation, and analysis of recombinant DNA molecules. Taken concurrently with BIOL 456.
Lab: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Co-requisites: BIOL 456
BIOL 471 - Wildlife Management
Credits: 4.00
Introduces students to the questions, principles and tools used by resource managers in the Kenyan Savanna ecosystem. Students will study habitat assessment, plant and animal identification, plant and animal associations and distributions, and other approaches to evaluating savanna ecosystems. SCHOOL FOR FIELD STUDIES PROGRAM ONLY. See http://www.fieldstudies.org/ for current schedule.
Lecture: 4.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
General Requirements:
  Subj/Tst Low High Stdn Attr Req Crdt Min Crse Grd Con
( BIOL 102 0.00 0 N
and BIOL 202 0.00 0 N
) or ( BIOL 206 0.00 0 N
) or ( BIOL 202 0.00 0 N
and ENVS 102 0.00 0 N
)
BIOL 472 - Wildlife Ecology
Credits: 4.00
Presents students with the information and conceptual background necessary to understand the underlying ecological principles of the East African Savanna ecosystem. Focus on the fundamental processes and relationships between the biotic and abiotic environment. SCHOOL for FIELD STUDIES PROGRAM ONLY. See http://www.fieldstudies.org/ for current schedule.
Lecture: 4.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
General Requirements:
  Subj/Tst Low High Stdn Attr Req Crdt Min Crse Grd Con
( BIOL 102 0.00 0 N
and BIOL 202 0.00 0 N
) or ( BIOL 206 0.00 0 N
) or ( BIOL 202 0.00 0 N
and ENVS 102 0.00 0 N
)
BIOL 473 - Tropical Marine Ecology
Credits: 4.00
Discusses the interactions that determine the distribution and abundance patterns of tropical marine organisms, with emphasis on the ecology of near-shore areas. Basic principles of ecology are integrated with physical, chemical and geological oceanography. SCHOOL FOR FIELD STUDIES PROGRAM ONLY. See http://www.fieldstudies.org/ for current schedule.
Lecture: 4.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 474 - Rainforest Ecology
Credits: 4.00
Introduces the structure and function of tropical rainforests including the floral and faunal components. Ecological processes that maintain biodiversity and the evolutionary processes that generate it will be presented. SCHOOL FOR FIELD STUDIES PROGRAM ONLY. See http://www.fieldstudies.org/ for current schedule.
Lecture: 4.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
General Requirements:
  Subj/Tst Low High Stdn Attr Req Crdt Min Crse Grd Con
( BIOL 102 0.00 0 N
and BIOL 202 0.00 0 N
) or ( BIOL 206 0.00 0 N
) or ( BIOL 202 0.00 0 N
and ENVS 102 0.00 0 N
)
BIOL 475 - Principles of Forest Mgmt
Credits: 4.00
Presents the ecological and analytical tools used in the management of terrestrial, living resources. Uses examples from the tropics to stress the theories and skills that provide the foundation for land management worldwide. SCHOOL FOR FIELD STUDIES PROGRAM ONLY. See http://www.fieldstudies.org/ for current schedule.
Lecture: 4.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
General Requirements:
  Subj/Tst Low High Stdn Attr Req Crdt Min Crse Grd Con
( BIOL 102 0.00 0 N
and BIOL 202 0.00 0 N
) or ( BIOL 206 0.00 0 N
) or ( BIOL 202 0.00 0 N
and ENVS 102 0.00 0 N
)
BIOL 476 - Princ of Resource Management
Credits: 4.00
Introduces practical tools used in addressing complex environmental problems including coastal zone planning, guidelines for ecologically sustainable development, environmental impact assessment, fisheries management techniques, and protected-area planning and management. SCHOOL FOR FIELD STUDIES PROGRAM ONLY. See http://www.fieldstudies.org/ for current schedule.
Lecture: 4.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
General Requirements:
  Subj/Tst Low High Stdn Attr Req Crdt Min Crse Grd Con
( BIOL 102 0.00 0 N
and BIOL 202 0.00 0 N
) or ( BIOL 206 0.00 0 N
) or ( BIOL 202 0.00 0 N
and ENVS 102 0.00 0 N
)
BIOL 477 - Coastal Ecology
Credits: 4.00
Examines the ecological processes at the interface between land and sea in order to provide an understanding of how human perturbations can impact both marine and terrestrial systems. The watershed concept will be used to explore nutrient flow, energy cycling, erosion, coastal circulation productivity, and biotic interactions. SCHOOL FOR FIELD STUDIES PROGRAM ONLY. See http://www.fieldstudies.org/ for current schedule.
Lecture: 4.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
General Requirements:
  Subj/Tst Low High Stdn Attr Req Crdt Min Crse Grd Con
( BIOL 102 0.00 0 N
and BIOL 202 0.00 0 N
) or ( BIOL 206 0.00 0 N
) or ( BIOL 202 0.00 0 N
and ENVS 102 0.00 0 N
)
BIOL 484 - Research Seminar
Credits: 1.00
This class is designed to expose students to various areas of biology research and to the different communication forms of that research. Graduate school is a fundamental part of the biology research pathway and therefore this course will help students to become familiar with the graduate school process. The format of the class will include seminars and class meetings. Fall and Spring.
Other: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and ( BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- or BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C- or BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C- )
BIOL 490 - Directed Reading
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Reading material will be selected by the student after consultation with a faculty member in the department. Course may be repeated to total not more than six credits. A maximum of six credits of any combination of BIOL 390, BIOL 490, BIOL 496, and BIOL 498 can be applied to Biology electives. By permission only.
Other: 1.00 to 4.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 495 - Senior Evaluation
Credits: .00
Required of all majors. Taking the Major Field Test in Biology is required of all Biology majors in their senior year. The test will be offered both fall and spring semesters. Students must score at or above the 20th percentile to pass the course. Fall and Spring starting ’18-’19.
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Biology
BIOL 496 - Biological Resch Techniques
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
An introduction to some of the experimental techniques used in biological research. Course content will vary by instructor. A maximum of six credits of any combination of BIOL 490, BIOL 496, and BIOL 498 can be applied to Biology electives. On sufficient demand.
Other: 1.00 to 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C-
BIOL 497 - Biology Internship
Credits: .00 to 6.00
Professional work experience in a biology-related field. Students are responsible for arranging placement opportunities, and gaining approval from a supervising faculty member in the Biology department. This course does not satisfy any requirements for the Biology major or minor. Satisfactory /Unsatisfactory grading only.
Other: .00 to 6.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Biology
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
BIOL 498 - Undergraduate Research
Credits: .00 to 6.00
This course provides the motivated student with the opportunity to conduct an independent research project under the direction of a Biology Department faculty member. A maximum of six credits of any combination of BIOL 390, BIOL 490, BIOL 496, and BIOL 498 can be applied to Biology electives. Fall and Spring. Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 106 minimum grade: C-, BIOL 205 minimum grade: C-, BIOL 206 minimum grade: C-, BIOL 207 minimum grade: C-
Other: .00 to 6.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
BIOL 499 - Senior Colloquium
Credits: 1.00
Required of all majors. This course meets once per week to discuss biological issues relevant to society. Students must complete all 200-level major requirements and BIOL 399 with C- grades or better to take this senior level course. Fall and Spring.
Other: 1.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Senior
Pre-requisites: BIOL 106 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 205 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 206 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 207 Minimum Grade: C- and BIOL 399 Minimum Grade: C-
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
BMIS 235 - Management Information Systems
Credits: 3.00
This course introduces fundamental concepts of information systems and develops essential skills and techniques for using information technology (IT). The emphasis is on the role of information systems in today's organizations, including how IT changes individual work, impacts organizational structure and processes, and shapes competition in the business environment. Also, fundamental concepts essential to effective use of information technology are introduced. Specific topics include the system concept, hardware, software, communication tools, database management systems, components of information systems, e-commerce (EC), technologies for developing EC, and systems development approaches. Several software tools are employed to develop students' ability to apply information technology to business problems. Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Accounting
Business Administration
General Business
Mgmt Info Systems
Undeclared Business
May not be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Freshman
Pre-requisites: BUSN 111 Minimum Grade: D
BMIS 245 - Tech Fnd of Digital Marketing
Credits: 3.00
Marketing now has a stronger use of information technology than ever before. For example, as of 2015, 99% of Google's revenue comes from advertising. The objective of the course is to equip students with foundational knowledge, skills, and techniques of a variety of technologies that have been widely used to build customer-facing applications and devices. Beginning with a short review of the history of the Internet and the Web, the course introduces students to fundamental concepts and the process of developing consumer-centered applications. A variety of tools and techniques for developing such applications are presented, such as the structure of web pages, web page language (XHTML and HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and script languages. The de facto language of consumer-centered programming language, JavaScript, is adopted as a vehicle to develop aforementioned skills and techniques. Relevant technologies such as Jquery, JSON and popular JavaScript frameworks will be introduced. These skills will provide the technical background necessary for digital marketing efforts. Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
BMIS 331 - Prbm Solving & Prog Techniques
Credits: 3.00
This course provides a basic introduction and practical experience in developing algorithms and writing computer programs to solve business problems. Students will be required to design solutions as well as to code, test, and debug programs that are soundly structured and easy to maintain. Topics include variables, data types, control structures, input/output control, arrays, method invocation and parameter passing. Fall.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
School of Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BMIS 235 Minimum Grade: D
BMIS 342 - Web-Based Applications
Credits: 3.00
The course is intended to introduce the development and technologies of web-based applications. The course presents an overall introduction to major components of web-based applications, including basic concepts of hypertext transfer protocols (HTTP), web servers, database servers, programming (scripting) languages, and development tools for web-based applications. The course provides a general coverage of alternative platforms and their associated technologies for developing web-based applications. One web programming (scripting) language and relevant standards are employed as a vehicle to familiarize students with practical skills and development techniques. Additionally, different types of web applications are introduced for illustrative purposes. Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
School of Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BMIS 235 Minimum Grade: D and BMIS 331 Minimum Grade: D or BMIS 331 Minimum Grade: D
BMIS 441 - Data Base Management
Credits: 3.00
This course helps students understand, through practice, the concepts of database management. Topics include a broader view in aspects of SQL (Structured Query Language), data modeling, project life cycle, data normalization, data warehousing and data administration. Computer projects are used to give students hands-on experience developing business applications using Oracle in a Client-Server environment. Fall.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
School of Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BMIS 235 Minimum Grade: D BMIS 235 Minimum Grade: D
BMIS 443 - Tech for Web/Mobile-based Bus
Credits: 3.00
The objective of the course is to equip students with knowledge, skills and techniques for developing a minimally viable technical product (MVP) (i.e. a mobile/web app) as a pre-cursor to seeking funding to advance the idea further. Following the process of developing such products, students will be introduced to the tech-startup market, tech-startup business models, MVP product development, monetization through advertisements, segmenting customers for startups, and forming startup teams. This class is recommended for students who plan to start web-based businesses, or who want to join start-ups and need to understand the technical aspect of the business in order to communicate with the development team. Students will be expected to have Mac, Windows, or Linux computers that they can complete homework and projects on (detailed instructions on setup will be provided).
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BMIS 235 Minimum Grade: D
BMIS 444 - Info System Analysis & Design
Credits: 3.00
The full range of business software development is covered in this course, including concepts, tools and techniques in the analysis and design of business information systems. Students will gain experience working with software tools utilized throughout the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Although the course concentrates on the analysis phase of systems development, topics may include strategic planning, system development methodologies, project management, requirements development, data and process modeling using a software engineering CASE tool, object modeling using UML, application architecture, installation and evaluation techniques. Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BMIS 441 Minimum Grade: D
BMIS 489 - Special Topic Seminar
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
Credits by arrangement. Fall, Spring or Summer.
Other: 1.00 to 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Pre-requisites: BMIS 235 Minimum Grade: D
BMIS 491 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
An individually designed course of study appropriate to the student's concentration. Prerequisites: junior or senior year standing, and department's permission
Other: 1.00 to 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
School of Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Business Administration
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
BROADCASTING
BRCO 203 - Fund of Television Production
Credits: 3.00
A practicum dealing with the technical aspects of television production along with creative generation of live, original programs. Students learn the basics of how television signals are created and transported, and then acquire proficiency in all crew areas concerned with live productions. In addition, this course provides a much greater sense of media literacy as it applies to mainstream messages in the visual media. Lab fee. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Co-requisites: BRCO 203L
BRCO 203L - Fund of TV Production Lab
Credits: .00
See BRCO 203 for course description.
Lab: .00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Co-requisites: BRCO 203
BRCO 204 - Fund of Audio Production
Credits: 3.00
A practicum dealing with the technical aspects of radio management, programming, and production. Emphasis will be placed on the mastering of all operational procedures. Lab fee. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Co-requisites: BRCO 204L
BRCO 204L - Fund of Audio Production Lab
Credits: .00
See BRCO 204 for course description.
Lab: .00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Co-requisites: BRCO 204
BRCO 303 - Intermed Television Production
Credits: 3.00
An application of the technical and aesthetic aspects of electronic news gathering and production. The class provides experience as camera operators, videotape editors, writers, and performers. Students are required to achieve a basic level of competency with digital cameras, and become proficient in non-linear editing techniques. Lab fee. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Co-requisites: BRCO 303L
Pre-requisites: BRCO 203 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 303L - Intermediate TV Production Lab
Credits: .00
See BRCO 303 for course description.
Lab: .00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Co-requisites: BRCO 303
BRCO 307 - Writing with Sights & Sounds
Credits: 3.00
Students develop creative writing skills for telling stories with the languages of aural and visual media. Traditional media of radio and television are the foundations, but new forms of Internet communications will be studied. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Pre-requisites: INMD 101 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 320 - Image Communication
Credits: 3.00
A study of the fundamental elements of image communication and examination of contemporary image expression as found in film, television, and print. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Pre-requisites: INMD 101 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 370 - Broadcast Journalism
Credits: 3.00
Planning, reporting, and practice in gathering information and covering news for radio and television. May include depth reporting and documentaries. Fall.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Pre-requisites: BRCO 303 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 432 - CIS:
Credits: 3.00
The Core Integration Seminar (CIS) engages the Year Four Question: “Imagining the possible: What is our role in the world?” by offering students a culminating seminar experience in which students integrate the principles of Jesuit education, prior components of the Core, and their disciplinary expertise. Each section of the course will focus on a problem or issue raised by the contemporary world that encourages integration, collaboration, and problem solving. The topic for each section of the course will be proposed and developed by each faculty member in a way that clearly connects to the Jesuit Mission, to multiple disciplinary perspectives, and to our students’ future role in the world.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
BRCO 450 - Advanced Audio Production
Credits: 3.00
Organization, preparation, production of audio for a variety of media. Study of recording, mixing and editing of audio elements.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Co-requisites: BRCO 450L
Pre-requisites: BRCO 204 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 450L - Advanced Audio Production Lab
Credits: .00
See BRCO 450 for course description.
Lab: .00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Co-requisites: BRCO 450
BRCO 469 - Adv Television Prodn and Prog
Credits: 3.00
Organization, preparation, and production of programs for telecast. Students generate a variety of live-streamed shows, a talk show, and a comedy show, and are responsible for all aspects of each production. Lab fee. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Co-requisites: BRCO 469L
Pre-requisites: BRCO 303 Minimum Grade: D and BRCO 370 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 469L - Adv TV Production & Prog Lab
Credits: .00
See BRCO 469 for course description.
Lab: .00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Co-requisites: BRCO 469
BRCO 470 - Broadcast Leadership
Credits: 3.00
Students will be exposed to media leadership and management situations which deal with day-to-day decision-making, staffing, departmental structures, human resources, accountability, research and strategic planning. Fall.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BRCO 370 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 475 - Advanced Producing
Credits: 3.00
Course topic to be determined by the instructor.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Pre-requisites: BRCO 469 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 481 - TV & Social Justice
Credits: 3.00
Examines the application of this powerful medium toward improving the human condition. Students study examples of this concept in today's media, then use their own analytical and production skills to improve the condition locally. Spring.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BRCO 469 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 482 - Remote Video Production
Credits: 3.00
Provides advanced experience in scripting, producing, directing, and editing televised field events. Examples include baseball games and theatre productions. Lab fee. May be repeated for a total of not more than 9 credits.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Co-requisites: BRCO 482L
Pre-requisites: BRCO 203 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 482L - Remote Video Production Lab
Credits: .00
See BRCO 482 for course description.
Lab: .00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Co-requisites: BRCO 482
BRCO 483 - Adv Non-Linear Editing
Credits: 3.00
Students are introduced to state-of-the-art digital editing and learn how the technology is utilized in the industry.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Pre-requisites: BRCO 303 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 484 - Seminar in Live Television
Credits: 3.00
Allows students considering a career in live television to specialize in roles of anchor, reporter, producer or director. Lab fee.
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Co-requisites: BRCO 484L
Pre-requisites: BRCO 469 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 484L - Seminar Lab
Credits: .00
See BRCO 484 for course description.
Lab: .00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Co-requisites: BRCO 484
BRCO 485 - Seminar in Broadcasting
Credits: 3.00
Students take on more challenging leadership roles in GUTV broadcasts and post-production by assuming the roles of executive producers and directors, and project coordinators. May be repeated for a total of not more than 6 credits. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Broadcast Stud and Elect Media
Broadcast and Electronic Media
Pre-requisites: BRCO 469 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 486 - Applied Radio Production
Credits: 3.00
Students work with the latest audio production technologies to examine the current state of the radio industry and to participate in creation of radio programming on KAGU.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Co-requisites: BRCO 486L
Pre-requisites: BRCO 204 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 486L - Applied Radio Lab
Credits: .00
See BRCO 486 for course description.
Lab: .00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Co-requisites: BRCO 486
BRCO 491 - Directed Studies
Credits: .00 to 6.00
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Lab fee. Fall and Spring.
Other: .00 to 6.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Broadcast Stud and Elect Media
Broadcast and Electronic Media
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
BRCO 492 - Independent Studies
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Lab fee. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 1.00 to 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Broadcast Stud and Elect Media
Broadcast and Electronic Media
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
BRCO 494 - Special Project
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
May be repeated for a total of not more than 6 credits. Lab fee. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 1.00 to 6.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Broadcast Stud and Elect Media
Broadcast and Electronic Media
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BRCO 303 Minimum Grade: D
BRCO 497 - Broadcast Internship
Credits: .00 to 6.00
Pre-professional experience in the environment of a commercial or public radio or television facility. Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Other: .00 to 6.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Broadcast Stud and Elect Media
Broadcast and Electronic Media
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
BRCO 499 - Capstone
Credits: .00
Comprehensive evaluation of capstone project. Spring.
Other: .00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Integrated Media
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Senior
BUSINESS
BUSN 111 - Business Computing
Credits: 2.00
This course introduces students to an integrated set of software tools to solve business problems and to communicate results. Students learn the tools available in the Microsoft Office Suite to enter, manipulate and analyze data in spreadsheets, database systems, presentation software, Internet facilities to help improve problem-solving skills and enhance productivity. Additionally, students will learn about file management systems and operating systems. Classroom lectures and hands-on computer use are employed to enhance learning. Fall, Spring.
Lecture: 2.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
BUSN 190 - Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
Topic to be decided by faculty.
Other: 1.00 to 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
BUSN 193 - FYS:
Credits: 3.00
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces new Gonzaga students to the University, the Core Curriculum, and Gonzaga’s Jesuit mission and heritage. While the seminars will be taught by faculty with expertise in particular disciplines, topics will be addressed in a way that illustrates approaches and methods of different academic disciplines. The seminar format of the course highlights the participatory character of university life, emphasizing that learning is an active, collegial process.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Business
Restrictions:
BUSN 230 - Business Statistics
Credits: 3.00
This course introduces business students to the terminology, uses and underlying theory in the areas of data summarization and description, basic probability concepts and distributions, sampling methods and sampling distribution, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression and correlation, and nonparametric methods. The course improves the student's awareness and ability in incorporating statistical considerations into the decision-making process and provides them with experience in using statistical software to assist in the quantitative analysis of business problems. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Freshman
Pre-requisites: BUSN 111 Minimum Grade: D and MATH 114 Minimum Grade: D
BUSN 283 - Business Law
Credits: 3.00
This course addresses the legal fundamentals in running a business with particular attention to contracts, partnerships, corporations, property, commercial paper, securities, and the regulatory environment. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Freshman
BUSN 290 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
Topic to be decided by faculty
Other: 1.00 to 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
BUSN 390 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
Topic to be decided by faculty.
Other: 1.00 to 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
BUSN 430 - Sustainable Business
Credits: 3.00
The course will examine the emerging practice of Sustainable Business. Coverage begins with an investigation as to why the "standard" business model may not be sustainable, including such topics as market failures, externalities, agency problems, short-termism, and the commons problem. On sufficient demand.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: General Business
Pre-requisites: ECON 201 Minimum Grade: D
BUSN 432 - CIS:
Credits: 3.00
The Core Integration Seminar (CIS) engages the Year Four Question: “Imagining the possible: What is our role in the world?” by offering students a culminating seminar experience in which students integrate the principles of Jesuit education, prior components of the Core, and their disciplinary expertise. Each section of the course will focus on a problem or issue raised by the contemporary world that encourages integration, collaboration, and problem solving. The topic for each section of the course will be proposed and developed by each faculty member in a way that clearly connects to the Jesuit Mission, to multiple disciplinary perspectives, and to our students’ future role in the world.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
BUSN 470 - Multidisciplinary Act Projects
Credits: 3.00
This is a project-based course designed to give hands-on, real world experience on one or more projects for businesses in our community. These projects could include developing a branding strategy, designing a compensation system, or evaluating a new idea or opportunity. The projects cross all areas of organizational life and will require student teams to bring a variety of skills and knowledge bases to the work.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Management
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
School of Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study:
Accounting
Business Administration
General Requirements:
  Subj/Tst Low High Stdn Attr Req Crdt Min Crse Grd Con
(
Rule ACCT: 1 condition
( ACCT 260 2.01 0 N
and ACCT 261 2.01 0 N
) or ( ACCT 263 2.01 0 N
)
End of rule ACCT
and
Rule BMIS 235: 1 condition
BMIS 235 2.01 0 N
and 0.00 0 N
End of rule BMIS 235
and
Rule ECON: 1 condition
( ECON 201 2.01 0 N
and ECON 202 2.01 0 N
) or ( ECON 202 2.01 0 N
and ECON 270H 2.01 0 N
) or ( ECON 200 2.01 0 N
)
End of rule ECON
and
Rule STATS: 1 condition
( BUSN 230 2.01 0 N
) or ( MATH 321 2.01 0 N
) or ( MATH 121 2.01 0 N
)
End of rule STATS
) or ( NMFL 0.00 0 N
) or ( NBMN 0.00 0 N
) or ( ADPR 0.00 0 N
) or ( BAFM 0.00 0 N
) or ( GBUS 0.00 0 N
)
BUSN 480 - Fundamental of Business Ethics
Credits: 2.00
This 2-credit course, to be taken during the student's senior year, is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of addressing ethical issues which arise in all aspects of business and in the interface between business activity and institutions, and the larger society which they serve. The theme of the course is that "business" is an inherently ethical practice, one which is governed by moral norms that shape the very purpose and nature of business activity and institutions, not an "add on" or a "second bottom line." Students should exit the course with a base of knowledge and critical thinking skills they will use in the Senior Seminar course BUSN 485 to apply to particular issues within their concentration or major. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 2.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Senior
Co-requisites: BUSN 485
General Requirements:
  Subj/Tst Low High Stdn Attr Req Crdt Min Crse Grd Con
( PHIL 301 0.00 0 N
) or ( PHIL 301H 0.00 0 N
) or ( WOMS 237C 0.00 0 N
) or ( WGST 237C 0.00 0 N
) or ( NMFL 0.00 0 N
)
BUSN 481 - Strategic Management
Credits: 3.00
A capstone course that introduces strategic management concepts and practices and integrates functional areas in a broad systems-perspective approach to organizational challenges. The primary instructional tool is case analysis. Consideration is given to the international context of strategic management and to the ethical dimensions of decision-making crucial to effective strategy formulation and implementation. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
School of Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Senior
Pre-requisites: BFIN 320 Minimum Grade: D and MGMT 350 Minimum Grade: D and MKTG 310 Minimum Grade: D and OPER 340 Minimum Grade: D
BUSN 485 - Senior Seminar in Ethics
Credits: 1.00
This 1-credit course, to be taken during senior year concurrently with BUSN 480 Fundamentals of Business Ethics, will require students to extend their learning from BUSN 480 via substantive classroom work involving cases on ethical issues and a group project to be presented at the end of the semester. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 1.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Senior
Co-requisites: BUSN 480
General Requirements:
  Subj/Tst Low High Stdn Attr Req Crdt Min Crse Grd Con
( PHIL 301 0.00 0 N
) or ( PHIL 301H 0.00 0 N
) or ( WOMS 237C 0.00 0 N
) or ( WGST 237C 0.00 0 N
) or ( NMFL 0.00 0 N
)
BUSN 489 - Special Topics
Credits: .00 to 3.00
Topics and credit by arrangement.
Lecture: .00 to 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: General Business
Restrictions:
General Requirements:
  Subj/Tst Low High Stdn Attr Req Crdt Min Crse Grd Con
(
Rule ACCT: 1 condition
( ACCT 260 2.01 0 N
and ACCT 261 2.01 0 N
) or ( ACCT 263 2.01 0 N
)
End of rule ACCT
and
Rule BMIS 235: 1 condition
BMIS 235 2.01 0 N
and 0.00 0 N
End of rule BMIS 235
and
Rule ECON: 1 condition
( ECON 201 2.01 0 N
and ECON 202 2.01 0 N
) or ( ECON 202 2.01 0 N
and ECON 270H 2.01 0 N
) or ( ECON 200 2.01 0 N
)
End of rule ECON
and
Rule STATS: 1 condition
( BUSN 230 2.01 0 N
) or ( MATH 321 2.01 0 N
) or ( MATH 121 2.01 0 N
)
End of rule STATS
) or ( NMFL 0.00 0 N
) or ( NBMN 0.00 0 N
) or ( ADPR 0.00 0 N
) or ( BAFM 0.00 0 N
) or ( GBUS 0.00 0 N
)
BUSN 490 - Integrative Perspectives
Credits: 3.00
This course focuses on integrating advanced topics and/or best practices from different disciplines. The course content varies over time to reflect leading-edge concepts and practices (e.g., business ethics, quality management and international standards, technology infrastructure, e-business strategy, etc.). Courses often involve a large-scale team project. May be repeated up to a maximum of six credits.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
General Requirements:
  Subj/Tst Low High Stdn Attr Req Crdt Min Crse Grd Con
(
Rule ACCT: 1 condition
( ACCT 260 2.01 0 N
and ACCT 261 2.01 0 N
) or ( ACCT 263 2.01 0 N
)
End of rule ACCT
and
Rule BMIS 235: 1 condition
BMIS 235 2.01 0 N
and 0.00 0 N
End of rule BMIS 235
and
Rule ECON: 1 condition
( ECON 201 2.01 0 N
and ECON 202 2.01 0 N
) or ( ECON 202 2.01 0 N
and ECON 270H 2.01 0 N
) or ( ECON 200 2.01 0 N
)
End of rule ECON
and
Rule STATS: 1 condition
( BUSN 230 2.01 0 N
) or ( MATH 321 2.01 0 N
) or ( MATH 121 2.01 0 N
)
End of rule STATS
) or ( NMFL 0.00 0 N
) or ( NBMN 0.00 0 N
) or ( ADPR 0.00 0 N
) or ( BAFM 0.00 0 N
) or ( GBUS 0.00 0 N
)
BUSN 491 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
Directed study requires completion of an application form and departmental permission. Zagweb registration not available. Summer only.
Other: 1.00 to 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
School of Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Business Administration
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
BUSN 492 - Business Planning
Credits: 3.00
This course integrates business principles with business practices. Topics include assessing industry attractiveness, environment analysis, market segmentation, demand forecasting, product development, operations, financial analysis, control mechanisms, contingency planning, and implementation strategies. The preparation of a business plan is also a required component of the course as well as weekly written assignments. This course may be used to satisfy three credits of Integrative courses. Fall.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
School of Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major Fields of Study:
Accounting
Business Administration
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: BFIN 320 Minimum Grade: D and MGMT 350 Minimum Grade: D and MKTG 310 Minimum Grade: D and OPER 340 Minimum Grade: D
BUSN 494 - Small Business Consulting
Credits: 3.00
Practicum in providing management assistance to businesses and non-profit organizations in marketing, management, finance, accounting, information systems operations and related case problems. The course will also examine the management of the consulting process and the role of the consultant as an agent for organizational change. This course will satisfy three credits of the experiential major requirement. Permission required. Zagweb registration not available. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: General Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Senior
General Requirements: 3.25 gpa.
  Subj/Tst Low High Stdn Attr Req Crdt Min Crse Grd Con
0.00 0 N
BUSN 497 - Internship
Credits: .00 to 3.00
Work experience directly related to the student's major and area of concentration. Guidelines are available from the Internship Director. Zagweb registration not available. Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Other: .00 to 3.00
College: School of Business
Department: Business
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:
School of Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior


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