Oct 19, 2021  
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Accounting

  
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    ACC 106 Financial Accounting

    3 Credit(s) Q
    This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of the accounting process, including the recording of business transactions, the adjustment of accounts, and the preparation of financial statements. Accounting for the assets and liabilities of a firm are emphasized, with an introduction to accounting for corporations. Three lecture hours per week. Required of Business Administration majors and minors. Sophomore standing recommended.
  
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    ACC 202 Managerial Accounting

    3 Credit(s) Q
    This course stresses the interaction of management and accounting, enabling students to enhance and apply their basic accounting skills in managerial decision-making in the areas of planning and controlling operations. Areas studied include cost terminology and behavior; break-even analysis; relevant costing; master budgeting with an emphasis on cash flow and income projection; responsibility accounting systems and variance analysis. The Statement of Cash Flows and current issues in management accounting are also covered. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisite: ACC106 .
  
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    ACC 275 Accounting for the Hospitality Industry

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is an introduction to the Uniform System of Accounts for Hotels and Restaurants, including specific applications of managerial accounting and decision support systems for the hospitality field. Prerequisites:  ,  .
  
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    ACC 300 Intermediate Accounting I

    3 Credit(s)
    This course, along with Intermediate Accounting II (ACC 301 ), forms the foundation of the Accounting Concentration. The course focuses on the problems and issues related to the collection, analysis, and reporting of financial information for external decision-making and regulatory purposes. The course examines the environment of financial reporting and the FASB conceptual framework. The accounting cycle and preparation of financial statements are examined in detail. Specific balance sheet topics explored include: cash and accounts receivable; inventories; property, plant and equipment; and intangible assets. Three lecture hours per week. Required of Business Administrators majors in Accounting concentration and Corporate Finance - Accounting concentration. Prerequisite: ACC106 .
  
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    ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting II

    3 Credit(s)
    This course continues the examination of components of the balance sheet started in Intermediate Accounting I (ACC300 ). Issues related to current and long-term liabilities are examined. Various stockholders’ equity topics are explored including: dividends, stock options and issuance of stock. The course also examines special topics in financial reporting such as: income recognition; interperiod tax allocation and leases. The Statement of Cash Flows is also studied in depth. Three lecture hours per week. Required of Business Administration majors in Accounting concentration and Accounting & Finance concentration. Prerequisite: ACC300 .
  
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    ACC 305 Federal Taxation

    3 Credit(s)
    This course provides an understanding of federal income tax principles and concepts which pertain to all tax reporting entities. It emphasizes the preparation of federal income tax returns and the ability to utilize varied references in dealing with tax accounting problems. Particular emphasis is placed on the subjects of gross income, deductions, capital gains and losses, and the determination of taxable income. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for ACC304 or ACC304N. Prerequisite:  .
  
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    ACC 306 Cost Accounting

    3 Credit(s)
    This course will introduce the concept and characteristics of cost with specific emphasis on decision-making situations that require accounting data. This course discusses the application of costs to process, job order and standard cost accounting systems. Concepts such as activity-based costing, just-in-time inventory systems and material requirements planning are also covered. Three lecture hours per week. Required of Business Administration majors in Accounting concentration. Prerequisite: ACC202 .
  
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    ACC 350 Forensic Accounting

    3 Credit(s)
    This course will survey the field of forensic accounting including the use of accounting techniques to discover fraud and malfeasance, obtain evidence for legal action, and prevent future illegal activities within various types of organizations. The course will use both actual and theoretical case studies in the context of group projects to simulate real-life situations. These activities will be studied in the light of recent accounting malfeasance in major corporations and government investigations of illegal and improper activities in all types of organizations. There will also be discussed in conjunction with the above specifics, the application of and influence of global goals upon the field and its relationship to social, international, ethical, and diversity issues. Prerequisite: ACC106  or permission of the Department Chairperson.
  
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    ACC 364 Accounting Information Systems

    3 Credit(s)
    Surveys information technology, transaction processing, transaction cycle internal control, computer security, systems development, and reporting systems. Examines several typical AIS application subsystems, such as order entry/sales, inventory, purchasing/payables/cash disbursements, billing/receivables/cash receipts, and materials planning/production. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisite: ACC300 .
  
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    ACC 400 Advanced Accounting

    3 Credit(s)
    This course continues to build on some of the principles and concepts covered in Intermediate Accounting I (ACC 300). It focuses primarily on accounting for business combinations, especially the preparation of consolidated financial statements and related problems. The course also covers accounting for partnerships, the international accounting standards setting process, and accounting for foreign currency transactions. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisite: ACC300 .
  
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    ACC 405 Advanced Federal Taxation

    3 Credit(s)
    Examines in greater depth the federal income statutes relating to individuals, partnerships and corporations. Also includes an introduction to estate and gift taxes, and an introduction to taxation of trusts. Three lecture hours per week. Concentration elective: Accounting and Corporate Finance - Accounting. Not open to students who have received credit for ACC414. Prerequisite: ACC304 or ACC304N , or  
  
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    ACC 407 Auditing Theory and Practice

    3 Credit(s)
    A study of the practical application of accounting knowledge to the problems of auditing. In addition to auditing theory, the course is designed to assist the student in the verification of records, the valuation and analysis of accounts, and the presentation of conclusions. The responsibility of the auditor and the audit program are also examined utilizing simulated exercises. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisite: ACC300 .
  
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    ACC 417 Accounting Theory Seminar

    3 Credit(s)
    This course will review the issues and principles prevailing in the practice of contemporary accounting and the application of these principles and issues, with particular emphasis on areas of high current significance. Three lecture hours per week. Concentration elective: Accounting. Prerequisite: ACC301 .
  
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    ACC 420N Accounting for Governmental and Non-profit Entities

    3 Credit(s)
    This course investigates the principles of fund accounting as it is used in the accounting systems of state and local governmental units, as well as public and private educational institutions and hospitals. Includes accounting for activities in the funds legally required to be used for internal reporting purposes and the current financial reporting requirements. Three lecture hours per week. Concentration elective: Accounting. Not open to students who have received credits for ACC420. Prerequisite: ACC300 .
  
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    ACC 485 Accounting Internship

    3 Credit(s)
    An academic work program under the auspices of various business and non-profit organizations in areas directly related to the student’s academic interest in Accounting. Must meet departmental requirements and have Department Chairperson’s approval before registration. Limited to Accounting Concentration or Corporate Finance - Accounting Concentration, Juniors and Seniors.

Arabic

  
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    ARA 101 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I

    3 Credit(s) WC
    An introductory course in Arabic.  Beginning skills are developed in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, as students explore Arabic-speaking world cultures.  Assumes no prior familiarity with the Arabic language and uses a student-centered approach.  Basic grammatical structures & sound patterns of Arabic are introduced, with careful attention to mastery of writing the Arabic script, learning to read the characters, pronunciation and listening comprehension.  Three hours of class per week, supplemented by one hour of assigned work in the Language Resource Center.
  
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    ARA 102 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II

    3 Credit(s) WC
    Continuation of ARA101. An introductory course in Arabic. Beginning skills are developed in the area of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture. Assumes a basic familiarity with the Arabic language and uses a student-centered approach to complete the introduction of grammatical structures & sound patterns of Arabic, with attention to mastery of writing the Arabic script, proficiency in reading various scripts, pronunciation and listening comprehension at normal conversational speed. There will be significant discussion of Middle Eastern Islamic Culture as well. Three hours of class per week, supplemented by one hour of assigned work in the Language Resource Center. Prerequisite: ARA101  or equivalent.
  
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    ARA 201 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I

    3 Credit(s) WC
    An intermediate level course assuming introductory familiarity with the Arabic language. Aims to expand vocabulary and to further develop the four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Lessons focus on conversation, reading, and listening comprehension and introducing more complex grammatical structures. There will be further exploration of Arab and Islamic cultures as well. Three lecture hours per week, supplemented by one hour of assigned work in the Language Resource Center. Prerequisite: ARA102  or permission of instructor.
  
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    ARA 202 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II

    3 Credit(s) WC
    Continuation of ATR 201 . Further expands students’ vocabulary base to permit reading of increasingly authentic texts from newspapers, journals, and other sources, including novels and short stories. Seeks to build a media vocabulary sufficient for students to grasp the gist of a newspaper article or news broadcast with minimal intervention of the dictionary. Includes graded newspaper readings from Middle Eastern dailies & taped material from Arabic broadcast television and radio. There will be further exploration of Arab and Islamic cultures as well.Three hours of class per week, supplemented by one hour in the Language Resource Center. Prerequisite: ARA201  or equivalent.
  
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    ARA 301 Advanced Arabic I

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is a continuation of Intermediate Arabic II (ARA202) and is designed to further develop proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic in the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course will focus on the ability to communicate overall meaning clearly and with some ease. Students will be able to narrate, to describe, and to express themselves in most day-to-day uncomplicated situations, as well as in some more formal or professional situations. Students in the course will expand their vocabulary and practice using a variety of verb tenses when speaking and writing. Student will also learn about a variety of cultures where Arabic is spoken and read authentic texts in Arabic. Prerequisite: ARA202  or equivalent background in Arabic
  
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    ARA 302 Advanced Arabic II

    3 Credit(s)
    A continuation of Advanced Arabic I (ARA 301), this course is designed to help students attain intermediate-level proficiency in Arabic by strengthening their language skills in Modern Standard Arabic. The course will focus on reinforcement of all four language skills: understanding, speaking, reading and writing. Students will expand their repertoire of vocabulary, as well as refine their knowledge of sentence construction, Arabic verb conjugation, and advanced grammar. There will be regular classroom speaking activities, such as dialogues, conversation, and oral presentations. Students will explore a variety of topics related to cultures of the Arabic-speaking world, and will include the study of materials from the contemporary Arabic media, such as Arabic newspapers, television programs, and movies. In addition, students will be introduced to classical Arabic literature and poetry. Prerequisite:   or equivalent background in Arabic.
  
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    ARA 500 Directed Study in Arabic

    3 Credit(s)
    This is an individualized, in-depth course for student of Arabic, taking into account the needs and interests of the student, as well as the expertise of the faculty member supervising the directed study. Conducted in Arabic. Prerequisites:   and permission of the Department Chairperson.

Art + Design

  
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    ART 100A Introduction to World Art

    3 Credit(s) DI V CEA
    An introduction to the dominant styles in painting, sculpture, architecture, the graphic arts and photography from prehistory to the present. Class lectures and discussions are supported by slides of historically significant works. Course requirements include visits to Boston area museums at students’ expense. Not open to Art Majors. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for ART100.
  
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    ART 101 Color and Design

    3 Credit(s)
    A development of the individual’s capacity to think in visual terms. Opportunity is provided to analyze the creative process through workshop experiments, which integrate the elements of art and the principles of design with color. Required of Art Majors and Minors. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 102 Basic Drawing

    3 Credit(s)
    A foundation course in drawing techniques using a variety of mediums with emphasis on the realization that drawing is fundamental to every form of art.  A wide range of studio problems is offered to develop basic drawing skills. Required of Art majors and minors. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 155 Printmaking - Forms of Expression

    3 Credit(s) CEA
    This course allows non-Art majors to explore the theory, history, techniques and processes of printmaking. Printmaking techniques including screenprinting, monoprinting, lithography, intaglio, or relief printmaking, will assist in the preparation of an introductory printmaking portfolio. The medium is explored as a viable means of artistic self-expression. Four scheduled studio hours plus five open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 175 Creative Expression Through Painting

    3 Credit(s) CEA
    This is a studio class that introduces creative expression through the fine art of painting. Students will work in the medium to explore the techniques, processes and theories of painting as an access point to creative expression. In this course students will prepare a series of paintings informed by different approaches to painting in contemporary art; throughout history; and from around the world. Special concern will be paid to each student’s individual level of development. This course is not open to Art+Design majors. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 200 Glassblowing

    3 Credit(s)
    A course designed to introduce students to the basic techniques used to form glass blown vessels. Offhand and mold blown forms will be demonstrated. Students will be required to create self-developed projects in a teamwork environment. Historical and contemporary glass working concepts will be discussed throughout the course.Students must be able to lift and carry ten pounds and withstand exposure to high heat. 3-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus five and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 201 Glass Sculpture

    3 Credit(s)
    An investigation into the uses of glass in a sculptural context. Techniques covered will include solid formed works done on a pipe, molten glass casting, kiln formed processes, and other mixed media applications. Proper use of the annealing ovens and other cold working equipment will be stressed. Students will be required to develop a journal, which will include creative concepts and detailed technical information. 3-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 202 Figure Drawing

    3 Credit(s)
    A studio course that provides students with the opportunity to draw directly from live models. Required of Art Majors. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART102 .
  
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    ART 203 Form and Design

    3 Credit(s)
    An introduction to concepts of form and space. A three dimensional investigation of design theory and practice is pursued through experiments with wood, plaster, metal and plastics. Required of Art majors. Five and one-half  scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 232 Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Art

    3 Credit(s) DI
    A comprehensive study of the major styles in painting, sculpture and architecture from Prehistory to the end of the Middle Ages. The relationship between the work of art and the social and cultural forces that have contributed to its style and meaning are examined. Class lectures and discussions are supported by slides. A visit to a Boston museum is required. Museum visit at students’ expense. Required of Art majors. Three lecture hours per week.
  
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    ART 233 Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo Art

    3 Credit(s) DI
    A comprehensive study of the major styles in painting, sculpture and architecture from the Proto-Renaissance to the end of the 18th Century. The relationship between the work of art and the social and cultural forces that have contributed to its style and meaning are examined. Class lectures and discussions are supported by slides. A visit to a Boston museum is required. Museum visit at students’ expense. Required of Art majors. Three lecture hours per week.
  
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    ART 234 American Landscape Images: History and Theory

    3 Credit(s) DI
    After studying the origins of landscape imagery, this course considers how landscape art was transformed in American culture. Topics include 19th century paintings of the Hudson River School, photographs and paintings of the American west, and the use of landscape motifs by contemporary environmental artists. Class lectures and discussions. A visit to a museum or gallery is required. Museum visit at students’ expense. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for ART234A.
  
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    ART 236 The Arts in America

    3 Credit(s) DI HP
    What insights can works of art give us into American history and culture? How have Americans expressed social, aesthetic, and political beliefs through their creation of and reaction to works of art and visual culture? How has cultural context affected artists’ decisions about style and subject matter? This course explores these questions through the study of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, and decorative arts created from the colonial period to the 1940’s, including Native American and African American traditions. Course requirements include visits, at students’ expense, to museums and historic houses in Salem and the Boston area. Three lecture hours per week.
  
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    ART 284 Web Design for Non-majors

    3 Credit(s)
    This course functions as an introduction to design for the World Wide Web. Course content includes discussions of layout, composition, and content; planning, implementing, updating and maintaining a Web site; file formats, and introduction to HTML, editing and Web software. Not open to Art majors or Interactive Multimedia minors. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 300 Introduction to Teaching Art

    3 Credit(s)
    An introduction to the study of education through the visual arts. Course content includes an exploration of art history, the art of children, cultural and ethnic influences, design and expression and art production. Motivating children and teaching of the visual arts is included, as is the development of a process for assessment. Required of Art majors in the Art Education concentrations. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 301 Intermediate Glassblowing

    3 Credit(s)
    A course which continues the development of the skills learned in glassblowing. Further development of techniques will be crucial to being able to develop more complex forms. Exercises emphasizing detail and craftsmanship will be assigned. Teams will be formed at the beginning of the course utilizing assistants to execute more advanced techniques, including working with came and multiple blown segments and bit work. Students must be able to lift and carry ten pounds and withstand exposure to high heat. 3-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART201 .
  
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    ART 302 Stained Glass

    3 Credit(s)
    An introduction to a variety of techniques developed over the centuries for the fabrication of stained glass panels. Traditional lead came and copper foil construction techniques will be primary forming processes. Mixed media and kiln forming techniques will also be explored as auxiliary approaches to realizing the students’ ideas. 3-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 303 Introduction to Electronic Media

    3 Credit(s)


    This course introduces software for vector and bitmap image editing, page layout and screen based media,.  Students are introduced to some of the basic design principles and technical processes used by print and interactive designers, illustrators, and photographers.  Exercises, lectures, and projects focus on understanding the purpose of specific file formats, the use of grids, typeface choices, color mode selection, and digital image rendering techniques. Issues relating to computer capacities, hardware, software and connectivity are covered.  Required of all majors and Graphic Design and Interactive Multimedia minors.  ITAS minor elective.  Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.

     

  
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    ART 304 Crafts

    3 Credit(s)
    An investigation of the fundamental concepts of crafts in historical and contemporary times as they relate to design and materials. The student will work with wood, metal, fabrics and clay. Required of Art Majors in the Art Education Concentrations. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half  open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 305 Representational Painting

    3 Credit(s)
    An introduction to the basic methods of representational painting. This course emphasizes the use of oil paint as a medium for rendering objects and situations realistically. Required of Art majors in the Painting Concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half  open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 307A Preparation to Teach Art Pre-K-8

    3 Credit(s)
    An exploration of the skills and techniques utilized to create and implement art -learning experiences. A field component is included requiring classroom observation in local schools. Required of Art Majors in the Art Education Concentration (Pre-K-8). Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half studio hours per week.. Not open to students who have received credit for ART307.
    Prerequisite: ART300 .
  
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    ART 308 Ceramics-Handbuilding

    3 Credit(s)
    An introductory course designed to offer students the opportunity to investigate hand built forms as they relate to function and non-function. While concentrating on techniques of clay construction, the course stresses the use of clay as an art medium, maintaining an emphasis on ceramics in a fine arts context. Required of Art majors in 3-D Studio Concentration. 3-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 310 Illustration

    3 Credit(s)
    An exploration of the various mediums and techniques the illustrator uses. Specialized problems imposed by mechanical production requirements are considered with emphasis on editorial, book and advertising illustration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART102 .
  
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    ART 314 Graphic Design for Publications

    3 Credit(s)
    This course focuses on both the technical proficiency and the graphic design methods used in producing a range of publications such as brochures, magazines, and annual reports.  Students create electronic pre-press files using industry standard software.  The complexities of layout and grid systems are covered, including the use and integration of images, typography, and other graphic design elements.  Required of Art majors in the Graphic Design and Interactive Multimedia concentrations and minors. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART303 .
  
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    ART 315 Typography

    3 Credit(s)
    This course covers the design and use of letter forms, typographic page layout, hierarchy of information, major type families and their characteristics, type as expression, and legibility/readability issues. Students will develop original typographic designs with the goal of enhancing their sensitivity to the shapes and uses of letter forms and typefaces within graphic design. The history of the development and classification of typefaces is introduced. Required of Art majors in the Graphic Design and Interactive Multimedia concentrations. Five  and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 316 Printmaking - Monoprint

    3 Credit(s)
    An investigation of the monoprint process including overlay, multiple plate, stencil, collage, sequence and folded imagery. Required of Art majors in the Printmaking concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 317 Printmaking - Screenprinting

    3 Credit(s)
    An introduction to the theory, techniques and processes of Screenprinting. The medium is explored as a viable means of artistic self-expression. Required of Art majors in the Printmaking concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 318 Printmaking - Intaglio

    3 Credit(s)
    An investigation of the Intaglio process including dry point, hard and soft ground etching, aquatint, and color. Required of Art majors in the Printmaking concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 319 Printmaking - Lithography

    3 Credit(s)
    An introduction to metal plate lithography. Technical and aesthetic aspects of the planographic process are explored in the context of self-expression. Required of Art majors in the Printmaking concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Four and one half scheduled studio hours plus four and one half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 320 Printmaking - Relief

    3 Credit(s)
    An investigation of the relief process including wood and linoleum block printing, divided block printing, reduction and multiple block printing. Required of Art majors in the Printmaking concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 322A Jewelry

    3 Credit(s)
    Students will create unique pieces of jewelry and/or one-of-a-kind utilitarian objects.after working with specific tools to gain an understanding of non-ferrous metals and their ductile capabilities. Students will be encouraged to explore and develop individual ideas and concepts based on a general knowledge of metalsmithing techniques that are introduced through technical demonstrations, lectures and discussions. 3-Dimensional Studio  Elective. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 324 Basic Digital Photography

    3 Credit(s)
    This course introduces students to the technical and aesthetic aspects of digital photography, including the acquisition and manipulation of images using both camera and computer.  A digital camera with manual settings is required.  Required of Art + Design majors in all concentrations except Art History and Photography.   Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 325 Photojournalism

    3 Credit(s)
    This course introduces students to the world of photojournalism through study and practice.  Issue relating to workflow, editing and sequencing will be discussed, leading to the production of a photographic essay.  Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week. Prerequisite:   or   
  
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    ART 326 Basic Darkroom Photography

    3 Credit(s)
    This is a fundamental course in chemical photographic techniques. Emphasis is placed on exposure, developing, printing and the aesthetic evaluation of photographic materials. A 35mm camera with manual over-ride is required. Required of Art + Design majors in the Photography concentration and minor.  Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 328 Watercolor Painting

    3 Credit(s)
    An investigation of the traditional materials, methods and techniques necessary in the development of watercolor painting. Required of Art majors in the Painting concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective.  Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 329 Landscape Painting

    3 Credit(s)
    An introduction to the basic methods of landscape painting. This course emphasizes the use of oil paint as a medium of expression for the representation of the natural environment. Required of Art majors in the Painting concentration.  2-Dimensional Studio elective.  Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 330 Mixed Media Painting

    3 Credit(s)
    An exploration of various non-traditional approaches to image creation including collage, assemblage, and shaped canvas. Required of Art majors in the Painting concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective.  Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 332A Art of the Modern World

    3 Credit(s) DI W-III
    This course traces major artistic developments from the Neoclassical period of the late 18th Century to the present. Students will explore art and visual culture from aesthetic, technical, and socio-cultural perspectives. They will also learn about and practice discipline specific strategies for thinking and writing about art and different genres of art writing. Course requirements include visits to Salem and Boston area museums at students’ expense. Three lecture hours per week. Required of Art + Design majors. Not open to students who have received credit for ART332.
    Prerequisite: W-I course; Prerequisite or Co-requisite: W-II course.
  
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    ART 333A Asian Art (Not Offered Every Year)

    3 Credit(s) DI
    An overview of the major stylistic developments and their relationships to the basic religious and philosophical tenets of China, Japan, India and Korea. Course requirements include two museum visits at students’ expense. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who received credit for ART333.
  
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    ART 334A Native American and African Art

    3 Credit(s) DI
    An overview of works of art by Native American and African peoples studied in their social and cultural contexts. Major stylistic developments are related to basic religious and philosophical tenets. Course requirements include two visits to Boston area museums and the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. Museum visits at students’ expense. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for ART334.
  
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    ART 335 The History of Photography

    3 Credit(s) DI
    An overview of the major stylistic and technical developments since the invention of the medium. Photographs are analyzed within the artistic and cultural contexts. Course requirements include two visits to Boston area museums. Museum visits at students’ expense. Three lecture hours per week.
  
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    ART 336 Women, Art and Ideology

    3 Credit(s) DI V CEA
    This course explores the history of women artists and the representation of women in art and visual culture. We will examine historical changes in training and exhibition opportunities for women, and explore shifting ideas about appropriate subject matter and materials for female artists. We will also analyze how visual representations of women have contributed to cultural beliefs about gender. In the process, students be hone their ability to describe, analyze, and interpret images verbally and in writing. Visits at students’ expense to Salem and Boston area museums are required.. Three lecture hours per week.
  
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    ART 337 Non-Representational Painting

    3 Credit(s)
    An introduction to the basic methods of non-representational painting. This course emphasizes the use of oil paint as a medium for rendering the fundamentals of visual experience through the formal elements without descriptive subject matter. Required of Art majors in the Painting concentration. 2-Dimensional Studio elective. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 338 History of Graphic Design (Not Offered Every Year)

    3 Credit(s) DI
    The course examines art as communication from ancient times to the present, in the contexts of changing world-views, technologies and aesthetic preferences. The fine arts are related to the history of graphic design. The focus is on Western evolutions, with comparisons to Middle Eastern, Far Eastern and African orientations. Substantial attention is given to the modern/contemporary period. Three lecture hours per week.
  
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    ART 339 Preparation to Teach Art (5-12)

    3 Credit(s)
    A study of the skills and techniques needed to teach middle and high school visual art. A field component of 20 hours is included requiring classroom observation and assistance in local schools. Required of Art majors in the Art Education concentration (Grades 5-12).  Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 340 Sculpture - Mixed Media

    3 Credit(s)
    An exploration of the fundamentals of modeling, carving, casting and assemblage. Required of Art majors in the 3-Dimensional  Studio concentration.  Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 341 American Landscape Images: History and Theory

    3 Credit(s) DI
    After studying the origins of landscape imagery, this course considers how landscape art was transformed in American culture. Topics include 19th century paintings of the Hudson River School, photographs and paintings of the American west, and the use of landscape motifs by contemporary environmental artists. Class lectures and discussions. A visit to a museum or gallery is required. Museum visit at students’ expense. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for ART 234 A.
  
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    ART 344 Intermediate Darkroom Photography

    3 Credit(s)
    This is a continuation and refinement of the material covered in Basic Darkroom Photography.  Editing, sequencing and visual articulation are stressed. Portfolio preparation, darkroom work, and critiques are required. Required of Art majors in the Photography concentration and minor. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART326 .
  
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    ART 345 Commercial Photography

    3 Credit(s)
    This is an introduction to professional studio photography which includes making photographs for advertising, catalogs, publicity and other commercial applications. This course deals with studio setups and camera use for still life and commercial “shoots”. Experience with studio strobe lighting and digital retouching is provided. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART344 .
  
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    ART 346 Portrait Photography

    3 Credit(s)
    This is a course exploring the various approaches to professional portrait photography, in both studio and environmental settings.  Experience with studio strobe lighting and digital retouching is provided.  Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.  Prerequisite: ART344 .
  
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    ART 351 Digital Illustration

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is an in-depth study of vector-based methods for the creation of digital illustration for print and digital projects with expressive, technical and information-based source.  Elements of graphic design including aesthetic and contextual consideration are reviewed.  Required of Art majors in the Graphic Design and Interactive Multimedia concentrations and the Interactive Multimedia minor.  Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 381 Video and Animation for Multimedia

    3 Credit(s)
    Covers the design, planning and production of video and animation for computer-based interactive multimedia works.  Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART303  or permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    ART 384 Web Design

    3 Credit(s)
    This course includes the design and development of a web site, the development of graphics, formatting of text, and creating hypertext links. It covers planning, implementing, updating and maintaining a web site, file formats and software for Web Design. Required of Art majors in the Interactive Multimedia Concentration.  Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for ART383. Prerequisites: ART303  and ART410  or permission of the Department Chairperson.
  
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    ART 401 Advanced Drawing

    3 Credit(s)
    This second level drawing course provides both Art majors and non-Art majors the opportunity to explore, in-depth, the concepts relative to landscape, figure, portraiture, abstraction, and sketching from the imagination. Students will work in their choice of mediums to develop a series of at least 5 drawings as a personal thematic study. Participation in field trips and group critiques is required. 2-Dimensional Studio elective.  Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART102 .
  
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    ART 402 Topics in Renaissance Art

    3 Credit(s) DI
    An examination of the major ideas and issues in Renaissance Art. This seminar course relates art to cultural, social, philosophical and personal concerns of the artists. Course requirements include visits to Boston area museums at students’ expense. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisite: ART100A  or ART233 .
  
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    ART 403 Advanced Printmaking

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is a secondary exploration of the theory, techniques and processes of printmaking. It represents a continuation of the printmaking techniques of screenprinting, monoprinting, lithography, intaglio, or relief printmaking will assist in the preparation of a printmaking portfolio. The medium is explored as a viable means of artistic self-expression. Required of Art majors in the Printmaking Concentration.  Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week. Prerequisite: One of the following ART316 , ART317 , ART318 ,   or ART320 .
  
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    ART 408 Ceramics - Wheelthrowing

    3 Credit(s)
    An introductory course designed to offer students the opportunity to investigate wheelthrown forms as they relate to function and non-function. While concentrating on techniques necessary to forming shapes on the wheel, the course stresses the use of the wheel as a tool, maintaining an emphasis on ceramics in a fine arts context. Required of Art majors in the 3-D Studio concentration. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 410 Digital Imaging

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is an in-depth study of the digital methods of photographic image acquisition, creation and manipulation for graphic design and interactive multimedia application.  Current digital technology and image editing software are fully examined and the techniques are applied through the traditional artistic approaches to design.  Emphasis is place on creative and original solutions to assigned design problems.  Required of Art majors in the Graphic Design and Interactive Multimedia concentrations.  Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 415 Graphic Design Theory and Application

    3 Credit(s)
    In this course, students study design as a tool for conveying meaning.   Students work on complex projects such a visual identity systems, conduct research, and develop content while studying methods used in professional design studios and advertising agencies. Finished work is portfolio quality and demonstrates an understanding of formal graphic design principles as well as competent technical and craft skills.  Projects also allow opportunities to discuss professional business practices.  Required of Art majors in the Graphic Design concentration.  Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week. Prerequisites: ART 303  and ART 314 .
  
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    ART 416 Graphic Design Portfolio

    3 Credit(s)
    In this course, students prepare a portfolio for a position in graphic design, advertising, or for graduate study. The portfolio demonstrates competency in graphic design, conceptual thinking, and craft. Coursework focuses on the refinement of designer’s visual perception, problem solving, and group critiques. Students produce a resume and portfolio, and participate in a final portfolio review with a professional from the design community. Required of Art majors in the Graphic Design concentration. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
    Prerequisite: ART415 .
  
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    ART 420 Advanced Web Design

    3 Credit(s)
    This course covers the fundamentals of web-based animation and the techniques for advanced imaging for the Web. It builds upon the basics of design in the development and maintenance of high impact Web sites. It addresses the social, ethical and legal issues that arise from the effects of the World Wide Web on society.  Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART384 .
  
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    ART 430 Multimedia Design

    3 Credit(s)
    An exploration of multimedia design for the World Wide Web. This includes researching script writing, flow-charting and the creation of story boards. The integration of sound, video, still imagery, text, and animation are covered. The necessary computer hardware and software, interface design, navigation, and the determination of audience needs are covered. Required of Art Majors in the Interactive Multimedia concentration. Three lecture hours per week plus laboratory work outside of class. Prerequisite: ART381  or ART 420 .
  
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    ART 431 Multimedia Design Portfolio

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is an exploration of the techniques in solving issues in multimedia design.  Guest professionals are invited to discuss their work.  Field trips to multimedia design firms and companies are included.  Required of Art majors in the Interactive Multimedia Concentration. Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
    Prerequisites: ART 381 , ART 384 , and ART 420 .
  
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    ART 432 Topics in Contemporary Art

    3 Credit(s) DI
    An examination of the major trends in the visual arts and art criticism from 1950 to the present. Media discussed include painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, and new genres. Art works will be studied in their cultural, social, and political contexts. Course requirements include frequent visits to Boston area galleries and museums at students’ expense. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisite: ART100A  or ART332A  or permission of the Department Chairperson.
  
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    ART 440 Sculpture

    3 Credit(s)
    Subtractive approaches will be covered with an emphasis on the development of a personal style. Required of Art majors in the 3-D Studio concentration. 3-Dimensional Studio elective.  Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.
  
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    ART 446 Color Photography

    3 Credit(s)
    This is an introduction to the technical and aesthetic aspects of color photography. The theory of color, including color temperature and its effect on photographic image making, is explored. Experience with digital retouching is provided.   Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART344 .
  
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    ART 447 Large Format Photography

    3 Credit(s)
    This is a course exploring basic technical and aesthetic application of the 4”x5” view camera.  This is an advanced darkroom course involving shooting, film processing and printing.   Five and one-half studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART344 .
  
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    ART 448A Photography Portfolio (Not Offered Every Year)

    3 Credit(s)
    This is an exploration of advanced techniques used in solving visual problems in both commercial photography and fine art photography.  Guest professionals are invited to review final student portfolios. Field trips to commercial studios are included. Required of Art majors in the Photography concentration.Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week.  Not open to students who have completed ART448.  Prerequisite: ART 344 .
  
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    ART 449 Digital Studio Photography (Not Offered Every Year)

    3 Credit(s)
    This is a course that explores the digital aspects of the photographic medium, both technical and aesthetic. This is an advanced course involving the digital acquisition and manipulation of images through the use of both camera and computer. Five and one-half scheduled studio hours plus three and one-half open studio hours per week. Prerequisite: ART344 .
  
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    ART 500 Directed Studies

    3 Credit(s)
    An opportunity for qualified Art majors to pursue advanced independent research or studio projects under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Prerequisites: Proposed project outline following established guidle lines must be submitted and meet with the approval of the faculty advisor and the Department Chairperson prior to registration.
  
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    ART 501 Internship in Art

    3 Credit(s)
    A program designed to provide on-the-job training and work experience. Students negotiate a commitment of time and services to an art-related business, agency, museum, gallery or individual. Prerequisites: Senior Art major status and the approval of Department Chairperson.
  
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    ART 600H Honors in Art

    3 Credit(s)
    An opportunity for qualified Senior Art majors to pursue a one or two semester research or studio project that exhibits substantial knowledge and creative achievement outside of the normal pattern of courses. Students must have the ability to work with a minimum of direction and supervision. A proposal must be submitted and approved. Prerequisites: Senior Art major status with a minimum average of 3.5 in the major, Art faculty invitation, and the approval of the Department Chairperson prior to registration

Athletic Training

  
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    ATR 101 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

    4 Credit(s)
    The course examines competencies necessary for effective functioning as an athletic trainer. Topics include cause, prevention, recognition, care, and reconditioning of athletic injuries/illnesses. The course focuses on the physiological and pathological nature of injuries. Open only to and required of students in the Athletic Training major. The course meets for four lecture hours per week and is recommended for freshman year. This course is not open to students who have received credit for SFL 349 or ATR 101.
  
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    ATR 102 Taping, Bracing, and Protective Equipment

    2 Credit(s)
    The competencies necessary for effective risk management for the athletic trainer which relates to protective equipment, padding, taping, wrapping and bracing will be introduced at a beginning proficiency. Students will be required to successfully complete a list of competencies in order to receive a grade. Two lecture hours per week. Co-requisite: ATR 101 .
  
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    ATR 201 Injury Evaluation: Upper Body

    4 Credit(s)
    Through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations, evaluation techniques for injuries to the upper extremities, cervical spine, and head will be presented. The following will be included: relevant anatomy, athletic injuries, and specific evaluations. Four hours per week. Open only to and required of students in the Athletic Training major. Recommended for Sophomore year. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL350. Prerequisites: ATR101  and ATR102  or SFL349.
  
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    ATR 202 Injury Evaluation: Lower Body

    4 Credit(s)
    Through lecture, discussions, and demonstrations, evaluation techniques for injuries to the lower extremities, lower back, and abdomen will be presented. The following will be included: relevant anatomy, athletic injuries, and specific evaluation. Four lecture hours per week. Open only to and required of students in the Athletic Training major. Recommended for sophomore year. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL353. Prerequisite: Either SFL349 or both ATR 101  and ATR 102 .
  
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    ATR 351 Athletic Training Practicum I

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to offer the student opportunities to observe and perform professional skills under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer in a field setting. Practical experience may include athletic training room duties, work with low and high risk sports, male and female athletes, and observation of orthopedic surgeries. Schedule seminars are required. Practicum experiences may only be completed at Salem State  University or one of its approved affiliated sites. Open only to and required of students in the Athletic Training major. Recommended for Sophomore year. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL351. Prerequisites: ATR 201 , ATR 202 , SFL350A or SFL353. Current CPR certification.
  
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    ATR 354 Therapeutic Exercise

    4 Credit(s)
    Through lecture, discussion, demonstration and class participation, the fundamentals and techniques in injury rehabilitation involving therapeutic exercise will be examined. Course will include the following: principles, objectives, therapeutic exercises, and rehabilitation equipment, plus the planning and presentation of a specific rehabilitation program. Four lecture hours per week. Open only to and required of students in the Athletic Training major. Recommended for Junior year. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL354. Prerequisites: ART 201 , ATR 202 , SFL350A or SFL353.
 

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