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    Metropolitan State University of Denver
   
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions


This section of the Catalog includes course descriptions, listed alphabetically by discipline. The descriptions provide information on course numbers, titles, the level of instruction, credit, course sequence, content, and prerequisites as shown in the following example:

CHE 2100 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry
Credits: 5
Prerequisite: CHE 1100
Description: A study of the elements of organic and biological chemistry. This course satisfies requirements for nursing programs and other fields requiring a survey of organic and biological chemistry.

The first two to four letters, called the course subject code, represent the area of study or discipline, e.g., CHE represents chemistry. The course number follows the course subject code, e.g., 2100. The first digit in a four-digit course number designates the level of instruction. Only courses numbered 1000 or above will be included in credits toward a degree. Courses with numbers up to and including 1999 are primarily for freshmen, 2000 through 2999 primarily for sophomores, 3000 through 3999 primarily for juniors, and 4000 through 4999 primarily for seniors. In general, students should not take courses above the level of their class (based upon semester hours earned), but they may do so at one level above if they have the specified prerequisites. In special cases, students may be permitted to take courses more than one level above that designated for their class if they obtain the permission of their advisor and of the faculty member teaching the course and if they meet the prerequisite requirements. Course descriptions provide a summary of the content of the course. If a prerequisite must be met before a student can register for a course, this information is listed above the course description. Attributes, such as Multicultural, General Studies, or Guaranteed Transfer, are listed after the course description. A list of courses being offered in a given semester, instructors, class meeting times, and locations is described in the Class Schedule located on the Office of the Registrar’s website, msudenver.edu/registrar/classschedules.

Types of Courses

  • Regular courses appear in this section of the University Catalog and are offered on a regular basis.
  • Independent study courses provide students the opportunity to pursue in-depth study of a topic of special interest. Independent study courses are specified as 498_ and include an alpha character in the course number. Independent study courses are published in the Class Schedule.
  • Special topics or omnibus courses are temporary courses that are not listed in the Catalog. They may be used to pilot-test a course, present a special topic, or provide a unique, experiential-learning opportunity. Omnibus courses use a specified range of course numbers: 190_, 290_, 390_, 490_ and include an alpha character in the course number. Omnibus courses are published in the Class Schedule.
  • Variable topics courses allow courses of varying titles under an overall theme or “umbrella” course. Variable topic courses include an alpha character in the course number and are published in the Class Schedule.
 

Chicana and Chicano Studies

   •  CHS 3880 - Exploring Folklore
   •  CHS 3980 - Internship in Chicana and Chicano Studies
   •  CHS 4010 - The Chicano Movement
   •  CHS 4050 - Chicana/o Mental Health Perspectives
   •  CHS 4200 - Seminar: Carlos Castaneda
   •  CHS 4210 - Chicanas and the Politics of Gender
   •  CHS 4850 - Research Experience in Chicana/o Studies

Chinese

   •  CHI 1010 - Elementary Chinese I
   •  CHI 1020 - Elementary Chinese II

Civil Engineering Technology

   •  CET 1040 - Introduction to Engineering
   •  CET 1100 - Introduction to Civil Engineering Technology
   •  CET 1215 - Engineering Graphics
   •  CET 2150 - Mechanics I-Statics
   •  CET 3000 - Environmental Engineering Fundamentals
   •  CET 3100 - Construction Methods
   •  CET 3110 - Construction Estimating
   •  CET 3120 - Engineering Economy
   •  CET 3135 - Mechanics of Materials with Laboratory
   •  CET 3170 - Introduction to Structural Analysis
   •  CET 3185 - Fluid Mechanics I for Civil Engineering Technology
   •  CET 3190 - Fluid Mechanics II for Civil Engineering Technology
   •  CET 3320 - Environmental Impact Statements
   •  CET 3330 - Environmental Technology Processes
   •  CET 3980 - Internship in Civil Engineering Technology
   •  CET 4100 - Senior Project I
   •  CET 4110 - Senior Project II
   •  CET 4120 - Concrete Design I
   •  CET 4130 - Soil Mechanics
   •  CET 4135 - Foundation and Geotechnical Engineering
   •  CET 4140 - Concrete Design II
   •  CET 4150 - Highway Engineering and Surveying
   •  CET 4200 - Experimental Methods in Structural Engineering
   •  CET 4400 - Steel Design I
   •  CET 4410 - Steel Design II
   •  CET 4450 - Timber Design
   •  CET 4570 - Engineering Law

Communication Design

   •  CDES 2222 - Design Media
   •  CDES 2225 - Typographic Syntax
   •  CDES 2226 - Design Inquiry
   •  CDES 2300 - Creative Computation
   •  CDES 2625 - Typographic Pragmatics
   •  CDES 3222 - Design Research Methods
   •  CDES 3225 - Integrated Production Techniques
   •  CDES 3400 - Creating Web Interfaces
   •  CDES 3623 - Identity and Systems Design
   •  CDES 3625 - Narrative Design
   •  CDES 3980 - Communication Design Junior Internship
   •  CDES 4000 - Zeromile and 'Zines I
   •  CDES 4001 - Zeromile and 'Zines II
   •  CDES 4100 - Community-Based Design I
   •  CDES 4101 - Community-Based Design II
   •  CDES 4200 - User Interface Design I
   •  CDES 4201 - User Interface Design II
   •  CDES 4300 - Variable Topics in Communication Design
   •  CDES 4600 - Communication Design Portfolio Development
   •  CDES 4625 - Communication Design Internship
   •  CDES 4650 - Studio M
   •  CDES 4700 - Professional Practices in Communication Design
   •  CDES 4721 - Communication Design Senior Experience: Exhibition and Thesis
   •  CDES 4801 - Communication Design Studio Assistantship
   •  CDES 4802 - Letterpress Assistantship
   •  CDES 4842 - Directed Studies in Communication Design

Communication Studies

   •  CAS 1010 - Public Speaking
   •  CAS 1020 - Communication in Action
   •  CAS 1301 - Perspectives on Communication
   •  CAS 1710 - Interpersonal Communication
   •  CAS 2160 - Organizational Communication Theory
   •  CAS 2301 - Communication Theory
   •  CAS 2400 - Electronic Media and Society
   •  CAS 2710 - Team and Group Communication
   •  CAS 2720 - Nonverbal Communication
   •  CAS 2730 - Communication and Conflict
   •  CAS 2760 - Intercultural Communication
   •  CAS 2770 - Gender and Communication
   •  CAS 3080 - Great American Speakers
   •  CAS 3090 - Arguing Constructively
   •  CAS 3100 - Business and Professional Speaking
   •  CAS 3110 - Organizational Leadership
   •  CAS 3150 - Crisis Communication in Sustaining Organizations
   •  CAS 3160 - Communication in Politics
   •  CAS 3165 - Organizational Identity
   •  CAS 3170 - Interpersonal Negotiation
   •  CAS 3172 - Mediating Conflict
   •  CAS 3200 - Water Conflict: Applied Leadership Communication
   •  CAS 3301 - Rhetorical Foundations of Communication
   •  CAS 3400 - Media Industries
   •  CAS 3410 - Writing for Broadcast Media
   •  CAS 3420 - Process and Effects of Mass Communication
   •  CAS 3430 - Performance for Broadcast
   •  CAS 3440 - Television Production
   •  CAS 3445 - Producing Multi-Platform Content
   •  CAS 3450 - Sports Broadcasting: Techniques and Practices
   •  CAS 3460 - Audio Production
   •  CAS 3470 - Producing the TV Newscast
   •  CAS 3480 - Workshop in Radio Production
   •  CAS 3490 - Cinema as Communication
   •  CAS 3710 - High Performance Teams
   •  CAS 3740 - Speech and Thought in a Digital Age
   •  CAS 3760 - Diversity and Communication in the U.S.
   •  CAS 3770 - Family Communication
 

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