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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.
 

Computer Science

   •  CS 3980 - Internship in Computer Science
   •  CS 4000 - Computer System Reliability
   •  CS 4050 - Algorithms and Algorithm Analysis
   •  CS 4120 - Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
   •  CS 4250 - Software Engineering Principles
   •  CS 4260 - Software Engineering Practices
   •  CS 4281 - Software Requirements
   •  CS 4282 - Software Development Management
   •  CS 4283 - Software Testing and Quality Assurance
   •  CS 4284 - Software Product Engineering
   •  CS 4285 - Best Practices in Software Development
   •  CS 4360 - Technical Software Project
   •  CS 4520 - Advanced Computing: Variable Topics
   •  CS 4760 - Multimedia Technologies

Computer Science Studies

   •  CSS 1010 - Introduction to Computers
   •  CSS 1080 - The World Wide Web, the Internet, and Beyond
   •  CSS 1247 - Introduction to Programming: Visual Basic
   •  CSS 1510 - Computer Programming: FORTRAN
   •  CSS 1751 - Computing and Security for Manufacturing
   •  CSS 2751 - Principles of Cybersecurity
   •  CSS 2752 - Information Assurance
   •  CSS 2753 - Network Security
   •  CSS 2754 - Host Security
   •  CSS 3000 - Computing for Advanced Manufacturing
   •  CSS 3751 - Application Security
   •  CSS 3752 - Computer Forensics

Criminal Justice and Criminology

   •  CJC 1010 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
   •  CJC 1450 - Introduction to Corrections
   •  CJC 2020 - Research Methods and Basic Statistics for Criminal Justice Professionals
   •  CJC 2050 - American Judicial System
   •  CJC 2100 - Criminal Law
   •  CJC 2210 - American Policing
   •  CJC 2500 - Criminal Investigation
   •  CJC 3110 - Constitutional Issues in Criminal Procedure and Evidence
   •  CJC 3130 - Victimology
   •  CJC 3200 - Criminal Justice Administrative Behavior
   •  CJC 3210 - White-Collar Crime
   •  CJC 3270 - Community Corrections
   •  CJC 3290 - Probation and Parole
   •  CJC 3350 - Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
   •  CJC 3400 - Criminological Theories
   •  CJC 3410 - Criminal Justice and the Social Structure
   •  CJC 3420 - Organized Crime
   •  CJC 3430 - Drugs and the Criminal Justice System
   •  CJC 3440 - American Gangsters
   •  CJC 3470 - Punishment and Society
   •  CJC 3480 - Sex Crimes and Offenders
   •  CJC 3490 - Serial Killers
   •  CJC 3710 - Women and the Law
   •  CJC 3720 - Chicanos and the Law
   •  CJC 3800 - Federal Law Enforcement
   •  CJC 3810 - Hate Crime
   •  CJC 3820 - Study Abroad: Criminal Justice and Criminology
   •  CJC 3980 - Internship in Criminal Justice or Criminology
   •  CJC 4050 - Criminal Justice Professional Seminar: Variable Topics
   •  CJC 4160 - Human Trafficking
   •  CJC 4220 - Criminal Justice and the Elderly
   •  CJC 4230 - The Female Offender
   •  CJC 4240 - Women and Violence
   •  CJC 4250 - Community Policing
   •  CJC 4260 - Crime and Criminal Justice in the Media
   •  CJC 4430 - Comparative Criminal Justice
   •  CJC 4650 - Ethics for the Criminal Justice Professional
   •  CJC 4700 - Capstone Seminar in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

   •  CLD 2890 - Second Language Acquisition: K-12 Educational Implications
   •  CLD 3290 - Literacy Development for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students K-12
   •  CLD 3310 - Integrated Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
   •  CLD 3510 - Perspectives in Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
   •  CLD 3910 - Assessment of English Language Learners
   •  CLD 4520 - Field Experience in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
   •  CLD 4590 - Culturally and Linguistically Diverse: ESL Student Teaching and Seminar

Cybersecurity

   •  CYB 2001 - Cyber Laws and Regulations
   •  CYB 3980 - Internship in Cybersecurity
   •  CYB 4000 - Capstone Seminar in Cybersecurity

Early Childhood Education

   •  ECE 2100 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education
   •  ECE 2360 - Infants and Toddlers I
   •  ECE 2370 - Curriculum for the Young Learner
   •  ECE 2400 - Development and Characteristics of Early Learners
   •  ECE 2500 - Health, Safety and Nutrition
   •  ECE 2600 - The Exceptional Child
   •  ECE 2950 - Developmentally Effective Practice I: Promoting Social Emotional Competence in Young Children
   •  ECE 3120 - Early Literacy Development: Birth to Age 5
   •  ECE 3140 - Math and Science: Birth to Age 5
   •  ECE 3150 - Developmentally Effective Practice II: Literacy Instruction K-3
   •  ECE 3155 - Teaching Writing in ECE: K-3
   •  ECE 3330 - Creativity and Expressive Arts for the Young Child
   •  ECE 3340 - Administration of Early Childhood Programs
   •  ECE 3350 - Documentation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education
   •  ECE 3360 - Infants and Toddlers II
   •  ECE 3460 - Assessment and Planning for the Exceptional Child (Birth - age 5)
   •  ECE 3500 - Teaching with Children's Literature
   •  ECE 3600 - Curriculum in Inclusive Settings 0 to 5
   •  ECE 3610 - Teaching for Social Justice
   •  ECE 3615 - Teaching for Social Justice: Field Experience
   •  ECE 3620 - Collaborative Partnerships in Early Childhood Special Education
   •  ECE 3650 - Curriculum in Inclusive Settings: K-3rd
   •  ECE 3750 - The Young Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learner
   •  ECE 3860 - Cultural Socialization of Children
   •  ECE 4000 - Differentiation of Literacy Instruction
   •  ECE 4310 - Working with Families and Communities
 

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