UNM Los Alamos

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

A schedule of course offerings which includes hours of meeting and instructors will be issued before each semester and session. These classes are not offered every semester or session. Students should check individual semester/session published class schedules. Course descriptions for any new courses to be offered by UNM-Los Alamos that have not been included in this catalog will be provided in class schedules.

An equivalency articulation guide for other state institutions is available at the UNM-Los Alamos Registrar’s Office. Please contact UNM-Los Alamos academic advisors for more information. 

UNM-Los Alamos reserves the right to cancel any course subject to budgetary requirements, enrollment figures, or availability of instructors.


ACADEMICS (ACAD)

Courses marked with an * may be repeated for credit because subject matter varies.

ACAD 192*: Topics. (1-3) 

Titles will vary. CR/NC.

ACAD 193*: Topics. (1-3) 

Titles will vary. 


AFRICANA STUDIES (AFST)

AFST 251: African-American Literature I. (3)

(Also offered as ENGL 281) The course introduces students to the African American classics of the slavery era. Daily experiences of the characters in these books become the basis for discussing race, class, gender, revolt, freedom, peace and humanity.

AFST 255: Black Women and the Diaspora. (3)

(Also offered as WMST 255) This survey course reviews the contributions of Black women to the Black Diasporic story.

AFST 280: African-American Culture. (3)

An analysis of the political, economic, and familial organization of African-American communities in the United States.


AMERICAN STUDIES (AMST) 

Courses marked with an * may be repeated for credit because subject matter varies.

AMST 180: Introduction to American Studies. (3)

Introduces 19th and 20th century American culture. Demonstrates interdisciplinary approaches to American culture studies. Content varies by semester and topics include popular culture, comparative studies of race and ethnicity, nationalism and citizenship, critical regionalism.

AMST 182: Introduction to Environmental and Social Justice (3)

An Introduction to the theories of the environment, theories of justice In the content of environmental policy and planning and to histories of poor people's struggles around the unequal distribution of toxic waste. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences. 

AMST 183: Introduction to Gender Studies. (3)

This course focuses on the interdisciplinary study of the construction of gender as a category. Readings will span cross-cultural and historical materials, including literary, artistic and popular representations of masculinity and femininity in America.

AMST 184: Introduction to American Popular Culture. (3)

Survey of basic concepts of popular culture and methods for its study. Source materials are drawn from diverse areas – television, film, comics, music and sports. May be repeated for credit with permission from AMST undergraduate advisor.

AMST 185: Introduction to Race, Class & Ethnicity. (3) 

An interdisciplinary introduction to the issues of race, class and ethnicity in American life and society. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences.

AMST 186: Introduction to Southwest Studies. (3)

Provides both an introduction to the complex history and culture of the Southwestern United States and a demonstration of the possibilities of the interdisciplinary study of regional American culture. It is multicultural in its content as it is multidisciplinary in its methodology. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Hum & Fine Arts.

AMST 200*: Topics in American Studies. (3 to a maximum of 6)

The content of this course varies by semester. Topics include: America in the 50s; America in the 60s and 70s; the American family power and culture; schooling in America.

AMST 251: The Chicano Experience in the United States. (3)

Investigation of the historical and social conditions that have shaped the development of Chicano life.

AMST 252: The Native American Experience. (3) 

(Also offered as NATV 252) Introductory survey of Native American history, culture, and contemporary issues. Students read literature by and about Native Americans covering a variety of topics including tribal sovereignty, federal policy, activism, economic development, education, and community life. 

AMST 285: Perspectives in American Studies. (3)

This class will introduce students to the interdisciplinary field of American Studies through focused thematic inquiry drawing on two areas of focus in the department.


ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH) 

ANTH 101: Introduction to Anthropology. (3)

Surveys the breadth of anthropology, introducing students to archaeology, biological anthropology, ethnology, human evolutionary ecology and linguistics. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences NMCCN 1113)

ANTH 110: Language, Culture, and the Human Animal. (3)

(Also offered as LING 101), Fundamentals of anthropological linguistics. The biological, structural, psychological, and social nature of language; implications for cross-cultural theory, research, and applications. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences.

ANTH 120: Archeological Method and Theory. (3)

Introduction to archeological method and theory. Lectures cover basic concepts and strategy. Labs provide hands-on experience with methods of excavating archeological remains. 
Corequisite: ANTH. 122L.

ANTH 122L: Archaeological Method and Theory Laboratory (1)

Introduction to archaeological method and theory. Labs provide hands-on experience with methods of analyzing archaeological remains. 
Corequisite: ANTH 120.

ANTH 130: Cultures of the World. (3) 

Basic concepts and methods of cultural anthropology. Selected cultures, ranging from preliterate societies to aspects of urban civilization. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences. (NMCCN 2113)

ANTH 150: Evolution and Human Emergence. (3)

Fundamentals of biological anthropology and principles of organic evolution, in relation to the biology, ecology and behavior of primates and fossil humans. Biological anthropology concentrators are required, and others are encouraged, to enroll concurrently in ANTH 151L. New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum, Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences.

ANTH 151L: Human Evolution Laboratory. (1)

The factual basis of human evolution, from the comparative study of living and fossil primates to interpretation of recent human fossils. Recommended, but not required, that this be taken concurrently with 150. Two hours lab.

ANTH 160: Human Life Course. (3)

Biology and behavior of the human life course, including the evolution of the life history patterns specific to humans and the impact of population growth and of adaptation to local conditions in promoting human diversity. Students are encouraged, but not required, to enroll concurrently in ANTH 161L.

ANTH 161L: Computer Laboratory in Human Evolutionary Ecology. (1)

Introduces the computer as a tool in biological and social science research, provides first-hand experience in data collection, analysis and modeling behavior. No prior computer experience required.
Pre- or Corequisite: ANTH 160.

ANTH 220: World Archeology. (3) 

Surveys the archeological evidence for the development of human culture from the first stone tools in Africa to the rise of civilizations in both the Old and New Worlds.

ANTH 251: Forensic Anthropology. (3) 

This course is designed to introduce students to the forensic investigation of death. Emphasis will be on current methods and techniques and include the role of the anthropologist as an integral member of the investigation process.


ART HISTORY (ARTH) 

The following courses, 101, 251, 201, 202 and 250, are strongly recommended to all students in the study of art history and related studio areas.

ARTH 101: Introduction to Art. (3) 

A beginning course in the fundamental concepts of the visual arts; the language of form and the media of artistic expression. Readings and slide lectures supplemented by museum exhibition attendance. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities & Fine Arts (NMCCN 1013.)

ARTH 201: History of Art I. (3) 

Prehistoric, Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic Art. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities & Fine Arts (NMCCN 2113.)

ARTH 202: History of Art II. (3)

Western Art from the Early Renaissance to Impressionism Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities & Fine Arts (NMCCN 2123.)

ARTH 250: Modern Art. (3) 

Major stylistic developments of European and American painting and sculpture from Impressionism to approximately World War II.


ART STUDIO (ARTS) 

[*may be taken twice for credit.]
Major Courses: All 100-level studio courses carry no Prerequisite and are designed for both students who have a general interest in art as well as students who plan on majoring or minoring in art. 

ARTS 106: Drawing I. (3) 

Basic drawing concepts, including the expressive use of contour, value, and composition while exploring both dry and wet media. Assigned problems may include still life, landscape, portraiture or the figure. 

ARTS 121: Two-Dimensional Design. (3)

Emphasis on elements of line, form, value, color theory, painting principles and visual vocabulary. Particular attention will be placed on a disciplined approach toward design and development of perceptual skills. 

ARTS 123: Shop Foundations. (2) 

Familiarizes the art student with the safe practice and maintenance of wood and metal shop tools and machinery. 
Offered on a CR/NC basis only. 

ARTS 125: Art Practices I. (3)

This is an interdisciplinary course, exploring the thematic concepts and diverse media that are central to the nature of art making today. Art Practices I will investigate issues of LIGHT, FRAME and MARK.

ARTS 126: Art Practices II. (3)

This is an interdisciplinary course, exploring the thematic concepts and diverse media that are central to the nature of art making today. Art Practices II will investigate issues of MOTIVE and CHANGE.
Prerequisite: ARTS 125.

ARTS 130: Introduction to Electronic Art. (3)

Introduction to the computer as a medium and fine art tool. Course will explore the history, theory and contemporary art issues associated with computer-based art practice, as well as introducing students to basic tools and technologies.

ARTS 157: Small Scale Metal Construction I. (3 to a maximum of 6) 

Introduction to basic fabrication methods as they relate to object-making and small-scale sculpture. 

ARTS 168: Introduction to Ceramics. (3) 

Comprehensive introduction to the terms, concepts, historical, and technical information that support creative development. Includes hand building and throwing, basic clay bodies, slip and glaze, oxidation, reduction, and atmospheric firing. 

ARTS 187: Introduction to Photography. (3) 

This is a hands-on course introducing contemporary techniques, technologies, underlying concepts, and practitioners of fine art photography. ARTS 187 is a foundation course designed to prepare students for ARTS 188.

ARTS 188: Visualizing Ideas Using Photography. (3)

This course will help students use photography to develop their ideas conceptually. Students will work in both a traditional and an experimental manner with a variety of photographic process and technologies to advance the visual presentation of their ideas.
Prerequisite: ARTS 187.

ARTS 205: Drawing II. (3)  

Further concentration on basic drawing concepts with a greater emphasis on descriptive and perceptual drawing skills using both dry and wet media. 
Prerequisite: ARTS 106. 

ARTS 207: Painting I. (3) 

Painting materials and techniques, integrating basic drawing concepts with color theory and composition. Emphasis on descriptive and perceptual skills through assigned problems.
Prerequisite: ARTS 106. 

ARTS 208: Painting II. (3 to a maximum of 6) 

Continued exploration of the painting concepts and techniques, presented in 207. Working from imagination as well as observation, emphasizing the expressive potential of the medium.
Prerequisite: ARTS 207. 

ARTS 213: Sculpture I. (3) 

A further exploration into the concepts presented in Three-Dimensional Design. Will investigate, through specific assignments, issues that are central to producing sculpture. 
Prerequisite: ARTS 123. 

ARTS 216: Raku–A Ceramic Low-Firing Reduction Process. (3) 

Students will be introduced to the principles of Raku Firing including simple glaze formulation, firing techniques, and designing-building the kiln. 
Prerequisite: ARTS 168.

ARTS 257*: Small Scale Metal Construction II. (3 to a maximum of 6) 

A continuation of ARTS 157. Fabrication skills are further developed and refined. Emphasis is on developing a deeper understanding of form/content as it relates to intimate scale. 
Prerequisite: ARTS 157.

ARTS 268*: Ceramics: Materials and Aesthetics. (3)

Continuation of ARTS 168 with emphasis placed on the mastery of forming, surfacing, and firing processes, expanded critical awareness, and the development of a personal aesthetic. Open-ended and self-selected projects. Individual and group critiques.
Prerequisite: ARTS 168.

ARTS 287: Black & White Photography. (3)

Concentrates on black and white photographic techniques: film processing and fine black and white printing.

ARTS 289: Digital Imaging Techniques. (3)

Techniques and aesthetics of digital imaging using a variety of software programs and hardware.
Prerequisite: ARTS 188.

ARTS 298*: Topics. (1-3) 

Titles will vary. CR/NC 


ASTRONOMY (ASTR)

Variable content in an academic discipline. Listed in the UNM-Albuquerque catalog as the Department of Physics and Astronomy. See also “Physics.”

ASTR 101: Introduction to Astronomy. (3) 

Conceptual description of our fascinating universe: early astronomy, Newtonian, synthesis, Earth, Moon, planets, asteroids, comets, the Sun, our solar system, stars, black holes, galaxies, dark matter, dark energy and cosmological mysteries. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1114).

ASTR 101L: Astronomy Laboratory. (1)

Intended as an adjunct to ASTR 101, this course deals with elementary techniques in astronomical observations. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Area III: Science (NMCCN 1114).
Pre-or Corequisite: ASTR 101. Two hours lab.


BIOLOGY (BIOL) 

Biology 121, 122, 219 and 221 can substitute for Biology 201, 202, 203L and 204L as Prerequisite for upper-division courses.

BIOL 110: Biology for Non-Majors. (3) 

Biological principles important for the non-major in today’s world. Ecological, evolutionary, and molecular topics. (Credit not allowed for both BIOL 110 and BIOL 123/124L)
Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1114).

BIOL 112L: Biology Laboratory for Non-Majors. (1)

An optional laboratory which may be taken concurrently with or subsequent to BIOL 110. One 3-hour lab per week including plant and animal diversity, techniques and investigation of current issues.
Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1114).
Pre- or Corequisite: BIOL 110. 

BIOL 123: Biology for Health Related Sciences and Non-Majors. (3)

Principles of cell biology, genetics and organismic biology.
(Credit not allowed for both BIOL 123 and BIOL 110. Not accepted towards a Biology major.) Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science

BIOL 124L: Biology for Health Related Sciences and Non-Majors Lab. (1)

One credit optional laboratory to accompany BIOL 123.
Pre- or Corequisite: BIOL 123.  Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science

BIOL 201L: Molecular and Cell Biology. (4)

The scientific method, the role of water in cell biology, carbon and molecular diversity, macromolecules, introduction to metabolism, tour of cell structures and functions, membrane structure and function, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, cell communication, and the cell cycle. (Credit not allowed for both BIOL 201 and 219)
Pre- or Corequisite: (CHEM 121 and CHEM 123L) or (AP CHEM 3-5).
Note: Students who completed AP Chemistry in high school should see the instructor of record or Biology Department Advisor. At UNM-LA, this class includes a two hour lab instead of the discussion required at UNM-Albuquerque.

BIOL 202L: Genetics. (4)

Mitosis, meiosis, Mendelian genetics, chromosomes and inheritance, molecular basis of inheritance, genes to proteins, genetic models (viruses and bacteria), eukaryotic genomes, genetic basis of development, and overview of genomes. (Credit not allowed for both BIOL 202 and 221)
Prerequisite: BIOL 201 and (CHEM 121 and CHEM 123L or CHEM 131L.) 
Pre- or Corequisite: CHEM 122 and CHEM 124L or CHEM 132L.

BIOL 203: Ecology and Evolution. (3)

Darwinian principles, origin of the earth, the fossil record and diversification of ancient life, evolution of populations, origin of species, phylogenetics, introduction to ecology and the biosphere, behavioral ecology, population ecology, community ecology, ecosystem ecology and conservation biology. Lab material includes a survey of the diversity of life. Three hours lab.
Prerequisite: BIOL 202, and (CHEM 122 or CHEM 132L). 
Pre- or Corequisite: BIOL 203L and (MATH 162 or MATH 180).

BIOL 203L Ecology and Evolution Laboratory. (1)

Material includes a survey of the diversity of Life.
Pre- or Corequisite: BIOL 203.

BIOL 204: Plant and Animal Form and Function. (3)

Introduction to plant systems including: structure, growth, transport, nutrition, reproduction, development, and control systems. Introduction to animal systems including: nutrition, circulation, reproduction, development; and immune, control and nervous systems. Three hours lab. 
Prerequisite: BIOL 203 and 203L and (CHEM 122 and CHEM 124L) or CHEM 132L) 
Pre- or Corequisite: BIOL 204L and (MATH 180 or MATH 162).

204L. Plant and Animal Form and Function Laboratory. (1)

Laboratory for BIOL 204.
Pre- or Corequisite: BIOL 204.

BIOL 227L: Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I. (1) 

Laboratory work using cats. Anatomy stressed with appropriate physiological work. Topics integrated with BIOL 237. 
Pre- or Corequisite: BIOL 237. Three hrs. lab.

BIOL 228L: Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab II. (1) 

Continuation of BIOL 227L. Topics integrated with BIOL 238. 
Pre- or Corequisite: BIOL 238. Three hrs. lab.

BIOL 237: Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences. (3) 

An integrated study of human structure and function to include histology, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Prerequisite: BIOL (123 and 124L) or BIOL 201 and (CHEM 111L or CHEM 121).

BIOL 238: Human Anatomy and Physiology II for the Health Sciences. (3) 

A continuation of BIOL 237 to include cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, excretory, reproductive, and endocrine systems. 
Prerequisite: BIOL 237. 

BIOL 239L: Microbiology for Health Sciences and Non-Majors. (4)

Introduction to microbiology with emphasis on principles of infection and immunity. Not accepted toward a Biology major or minor. Credit not allowed for both BIOL 239L and BIOL 351L– BIOL 352L.
Prerequisite: BIOL (123 and 124L) or BIOL (201 and 201L)  and (CHEM 111 or (CHEM 121 and 123L). 

BIOL 247L Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I (1)

Laboratory work using cadavers. Anatomy stressed with appropriate physiological work. Topics integrated with 237. Three hours lab.
Pre- or Corequisite: BIOL 237.

BIOL 248L Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II (1)

Continuation of BIOL 247L. Topics integrated with 238. Three hours lab.
Pre- or Corequisite: BIOL 238.


BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY (BSTC) 

BSTC 111: Introduction to E-Commerce. (3)

E-commerce concepts ranging from varieties of e-commerce to secure business transactions over the web. How to market a product over the web, basic business concepts of selling, and understanding the evolution of e-commerce.
Note: Also offered as IT 111.

BSTC 113: Introduction to Project Management. (1)

The course introduces and applies the concepts, techniques, and tools of project management. 

BSTC 114: Customer Service and Relations. (1)

Examines techniques for successful customer service, how to handle difficult and irate customers, customer complaints, and to build relationships with internal and external clients.

BSTC 115: Time Management. (1)

Examines methods of managing personal and professional time during the workday.

BSTC 116: Stress Management for the Workplace. (1)

Examines techniques and tips for managing stress in the work environment.

BSTC 117: Organization Skills for the Workplace. (1)

Examines techniques for organizing workplace space and filing systems.

BSTC 118: Conflict Resolution for the Workplace. (1)

Examines techniques for identifying and resolving conflict in the work environment. 

BSTC 193*: Topics. (1-3) 

Titles will vary.

BSTC 202: Microcomputer Accounting. (3) 

Course uses accounting software applications to record, classify and report business activities. 
Prerequisite: MGMT 101.

BSTC 203: Business Communication. (3) 

Course emphasizes theory and application of customer contact skills, questioning and listening techniques, business etiquette, multicultural awareness, letter and memorandum writing, the job application process and interviewing, and conflict resolution.

BSTC 204: Human Relations in Business. (3) 

Human relations in the work environment will be studied, including the psychological implications of business practices as they apply to individual employees and supervisors.

BSTC 212: Introduction to Income Tax. (3) 

IRS code and regulations as they pertain to the individual. Includes capital gains and losses, accounting methods, income, deductions, social security, installment sales and alternative tax methods. 

BSTC 218: Business Law. (3) 

Introduction to the basic principles of business law and their applications to typical business situations. Topics include an introduction to the legal environment, contracts, regulatory agencies, negotiable instruments, and the sale of goods and real property. 
Prerequisite: MGMT 113. 

BSTC 220: Management Accounting. (3) 

Course includes the role of accounting in the management information system, collection and processing of data for management decisions. 
Prerequisite: MGMT 101 and MGMT 102, or MGMT 202 and MGMT 113.

BSTC 292*: Topics. (1-3) 

Titles will vary. CR/NC.

BSTC 293*: Topics. (1-4) 

Titles will vary. 

BSTC 299 : Cooperative Work Experience (1-3)

Designed to give students credit for volunteer or paid work experience
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor


CHEMISTRY (CHEM) 

CHEM 111: Elements of General Chemistry. (4) 

One-semester course in general Chemistry, especially for non-science majors in the health sciences except medical technology. (Credit not allowed for both CHEM 111 and CHEM 121 and CHEM 123L.) (3 Hrs Lecture and 3 Hrs. demo lab/recitation.) Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1114).

Prerequisite: ACT ≥ 22 or SAT ≥ 510 or MATH 120 or MATH 121 or MATH 150 or MATH 162 or MATH 163 or MATH 180 or MATH 181 or MATH 264.

CHEM 115: Preparation for Chemistry (2)

A preparatory course for students who feel they are not prepared or who do not have the prerequisite requirements for CHEM 121/123L. A grade of "CR" can be used as placement into CHEM 121/123L. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

CHEM 120: Foundations of Chemistry (3)

This course is available to students initially enrolled in CHEM 121 who find themselves unprepared. Designed for science majors, it provides foundational chemical concepts and prepares students to return and succeed in CHEM 121.

CHEM 121: General Chemistry I. (3) 

Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1214).
Prerequisite: ACT ≥ 25 or SAT ≥ 570 or MATH 121 or MATH 123 or MATH 150 or Math 162 or MATH 163 or MATH 180 or MATH 181 or MATH 264 
Pre or Corequisite: CHEM 123L. 

CHEM 122: General Chemistry II. (3) 

Continuation of CHEM 121. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1224).
Prerequisite: ACT ≥ 25 or SAT ≥ 570 or MATH 121 or MATH 123 or MATH 150 or MATH 153 or MATH 162 or MATH 163 or MATH 180 or MATH 181 or MATH 264 and (CHEM 121 and CHEM 123L) or CHEM (131 and 123L) 
Pre or Corequisite: CHEM 124L

CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I Laboratory. (1)

Introduction to basic chemical laboratory principles and techniques. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1114).
Prerequisite: ACT ≥ 25 or SAT ≥ 570 or MATH 121 or MATH 123 or MATH 150 or MATH 153 or MATH 162 or MATH 163 or MATH 180 or MATH 181 or MATH 264
Pre- or Corequisite: CHEM 121 or CHEM 131Corequisite: CHEM 121.

Pre- or CHEM 124L: General Chemistry II Laboratory. (1)

Experiments illustrating the fundamental principles and techniques of chemistry. (3 hr lab).  Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1224).
Prerequisite: (ACT ≥ 25 or SAT≥570 or MATH 121 or MATH 123 or MATH 150 or MATH 153 or MATH 162 or MATH 163 or MATH 180 or MATH 181 or MATH 264) and  (CHEM 121 and CHEM 123L) or CHEM 131L
Pre- or Corequisite: CHEM 122 or CHEM 132.

CHEM 212: Integrated Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry. (4) 

Survey interrelating the major principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry with special emphasis toward interests of students in the health sciences. Credit not allowed for both 212 and 301. 
Prerequisite: CHEM 111 or CHEM 122. 

CHEM 253L: Quantitative Analysis. (4) 

Theory and techniques of chemical analysis. 3 Hrs. lecture and 4 Hrs. lab.
Prerequisite: CHEM (122 and 124L) or CHEM (132 and 124L).


CHINESE (CHIN)

CHIN 101: First Year Chinese I [Elementary Chinese I]. (3)


CIVIL ENGINEERING (CE)

CE 160L: Civil Engineering Design. (3)

Introduction to engineering graphics (AutoCAD), computer-aided design; introduction to civil engineering and construction.

CE 202: Engineering Statics. (3)

Statics of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions using vector algebra as an analytical tool; centroids; distributed loads; trusses, frames; internal forces; friction.
Prerequisite: PHYC 160 and MATH 163


CLASSICS (CLST) 

CLST 107: Greek Mythology. (3)

Introduction to mythology: primary readings in stories about the gods and heroes, usually including Homer, Hesiod, Homeric Hymns and Tragedies. All text will be in English. 
Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.

CLST 204: Greek Civilization. (3)

An interdisciplinary introduction to the ancient Greece. Lectures on Greek art, history, literature, and philosophy. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.

CLST 205: Roman Civilization. (3) 

An interdisciplinary introduction to ancient Rome. Lectures on Roman literature, history, art, and philosophy.  Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.


COMMUNICATIONS AND JOURNALISM (CJ) 

Courses marked with an * may be repeated for credit because subject matter varies.

CJ 101L: Introduction to Communication. (3) 

Principles and concepts of various types of human communication, including interpersonal, small group, organizational, and mass communication. 
2 hrs., 1 hr. Lab. 

CJ 110: Introduction to Mass Communication. (3) 

(Also offered as MA 110) The development of the mass media with emphasis on television in the areas of programming, policy, regulations, economics and technology. Examination of the social, cultural, and political impact of the mass media on contemporary society.

CJ 115: Communication Across Cultures. (3) 

An introduction to communication among people from different cultural backgrounds, emphasizing intercultural relations. The class seeks to identify, honor and enhance the strengths of different cultural perspectives.

CJ 130: Public Speaking. (3) 

A performance course that deals with analysis, preparation, and presentation of speeches. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area 1: Communications (NMCCN 1113.)

CJ 171L: Introduction to Media Writing. (3)

Practical introduction to journalism, emphasizing journalistic conventions and the gathering and writing of news for the print and broadcast media. Language and typing skills required.
Prerequisite: ENGL 120 or ACT English ≥ 29 or SAT Verbal≥650.

CJ 220: Communication for Teachers. (3) 

Concepts and practices of interpersonal, small group and public communication pertinent to classroom teachers at the elementary, and secondary levels of education. 

CJ 221: Interpersonal Communication. (3) 

Analysis of a variety of interpersonal communication concepts with special emphasis on the application of communications skills in different situations. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area I: Communications.

CJ 225: Small Group Communication. (3) 

Basic characteristics and patterns of communication in small groups. Includes attention to role theory, conflict resolution, and creative decision-making methods.

CJ 293*: Topics. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 credit hours)

Topics will vary. 


COMPARATIVE LITERATURE (COMP) 

Courses marked with an * may be repeated for credit because subject matter varies.

COMP 222: Fairy and Folk Tales. (3)

An exploration of fairy and folk tales from a variety of cultures. The course introduces methods of analysis while exploring historical and contemporary roles and interrelationships of the tales. 
Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Hum & Fine Art.

COMP 224: Literary Questions. (3)

Examination of basic questions in comparative literature studies: themes, movements, modes, interaction of literature with other disciplines, etc. Work will be comparative and reading list will represent cross-section of Western European, American, Russian, and Classical literatures. Titles will vary as content varies. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Hum & Fine Art


COMPUTER SCIENCE (CS) 

CS 101: Introduction to Computer Science. (4)

An Introductory course covering the computer terminology, applications, and characteristics that a student would encounter in a CS degree. Students will learn introductory UNIX and how to run existing programs. Note: Credit may not be earned for both CS 101 and CS 102.

CS 102: Introduction to UNIX. (1)

For the computer novice. Students will be shown the UNIX commands needed in a computer-programming course. UNIX topics: electronic mail, file manipulation and creation, line/screen editors, and program compilation. Credit may not not be earned for both CS 101 and CS 102. Offered on a CR/NC basis only. Note: Credit may not be earned for both CS 101 and CS 102.
CR/NC

CS 103: Advanced UNIX. (1)

Focuses on shell scripts and shell programming, processes and job control; user tools; UNIX networking concepts; simple system administration; introduction to Perl scripting
Prerequisite: CS 102 or CS 101, (a programming course or previous programming experience is recommended). 
Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

CS 131L: Introduction to Unix® and the World Wide Web. (2) 

An introduction to Unix®-based computing resources. Topics include: elements of a computer system, elementary Unix® commands and file system structure, e-mail, a visual editor, browsing the World Wide Web and construction of simple Web pages using HTML.

CS 132L: Introduction to Unix® and the World Wide Web. (1)

Continuation of CS 131L. 
Prerequisite: 131L.

CS 150L: Computing for Business Students. (3)

Students will use personal computers in campus laboratories to learn use of a word processor, a spreadsheet and a database management program. The course will also cover access to the World Wide Web and other topics of current importance to business students. Course cannot apply to major or minor in Computer Science.

Prerequisite: MATH 120 or (MATH 101, 102, and 103) or MATH 121 or MATH 123 or MATH 150 or MATH 162 or MATH 163 or MATH 180 or MATH 181.

CS 151L: Computer Programming Fundamentals for Non-Majors. (3) 

An introduction to the art of computing. Not intended for Computer Science majors or minors. The objective of the course is an understanding of the relationship between computing and problem solving. 

CS 152L: Computer Programming Fundamentals. (3)

Introduction to the art of computing. The course objectives are understanding relationships between computation, problem solving, and programming using high-level languages. 

 

CS 220: Systems Analysis and Design. (3) 

An overview of the system development lifecycle. Emphasis on current system documentation through the use of classical, structured, and object- oriented tools/techniques for describing program specifications.

Prerequisite: CS 151L or CS 152L or CS 160 or a full semester of programming.

CS 241L: Data Organization. (3)

Data representation, storage and manipulation. This course covers the memory organization of data storage and its relation to computation and efficiency. Topics include: linked vs. contiguous implementations, memory management, the use of indices and pointers, and an introduction to issues raised by the memory hierarchy. Programming assignments in C provide practice with programming styles that yield efficient code and computational experiments investigate the effect of storage design choices on the running time of programs (3 hrs lecture; 1 hr recitation.)
Prerequisite: CS 151L or CS 152L or CS 259L

CS 251L: Intermediate Programming. (3) 

An introduction to the methods underlying modern program development. Specific topics will include object-oriented design and the development of graphical user interfaces. Programming assignments will emphasize the use of objects implemented in standard libraries.) (3 hrs lecture; 1 hr recitation)

Prerequisite: CS 151L or CS 152L.

CS 261: Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science. (3) 

This course is an introduction to the formal mathematical concepts of computer science for the beginning student. Topics include elementary logic, set theory, relations, deduction, induction, algorithmic processes, graph theory, and models of computation.

Suggested Prerequisite: (CS 151L or CS 152L) and MATH 150

CS 293: Social and Ethical Issues in Computing. (1) 

Overview of philosophical ethics, privacy and databases, intellectual property, computer security, computer crime, safety and reliability, professional responsibility and codes, electronic communities and the Internet, and social impact of computers. Students make oral presentations and produce written reports.


COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY (CT)

Courses marked with an * may be repeated for credit because the subject matter varies.

CT 102: Introduction to Microcomputers on the PC. (3-4)

An overview of the use of computers and data processing in today’s society. Discusses PC history, terminology, and applications. Introduces the rudiments of a word processor (Word), a PC database (Access), and a PC spreadsheet (Excel).

CT 106L: Introduction to WORD. (3) 

Introduces advanced word processing techniques using Microsoft Word. The class content involves document design and formatting as well as file management. A great emphasis will be put on efficiency in applications.

CT 111: Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting. (3)

Entry-level course intended for the technician or draftsperson interested in the use of computer aided design in an engineering environment.
Prerequisite: CT 101 or CT 102, and a basic knowledge of drafting techniques.

CT 125: Introduction to the Macintosh. (1-3) 

(Previously CT 105LT)  Overview and demonstration of Macintosh and its programs. Topics include the Macintosh operating system (file and folder management, using disks, system preferences settings), and the basics of typical applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, databases, and web browsing.

CT 165: Introduction to Web Authoring. (3) 

(Also offered as IT 165) This course is an introduction to making and designing web pages using HTML generating software. Students learn how to make well-designed web pages from simple to the complex. Site creation with text, graphics, tables, Cascading Style Sheets, and simple animation effects are included. Design principles as they apply to the World Wide Web are also presented. No knowledge of HTML is required. 

CT 192*: Topics. (1-3) 

Titles will vary. CR/NC.

CT 193*: Topics. (1-3) 

Titles will vary.

CT 202: Applications of Spreadsheets. (3)

Introduces fundamentals of spreadsheets and spreadsheet software; formatting, formulas and functions, charts and objects, sorting and filtering, data validation, consolidated views and reports, pivot tables and charts, software auditing and collaborative tools, and integrated spreadsheet applications. 

Prerequisite: CT 102 or CT 103 or CS 150.

CT 292*: Topics. (1-3) 

Titles will vary. CR/NC.

CT 293*: Topics. (1-3)

Titles will vary. 


COOPERTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM (ECOP)

BSTC 299 : Cooperative Work Experience (1-3)

Designed to give students credit for volunteer or paid work experience.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

IT 109: Information Technology Cooperative Education. (1-3) 

A work-study program with local industry to give the student practical experience in an industrial environment doing technology work.

Prerequisite: Permission of Information Technology Department Chair required.


CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CRJS)

CRJS 201: Criminal Law I (3)

Historical development and philosophy of law: definitions, components of the system. Primary emphasis in law enforcement. 
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

CRJS 210: Police and Society (3)

A study of the relationship between the Criminal Justice system and the community. Concepts in interpersonal communication stress management, personal prejudices, community influences, media relations, and crime prevention will also be included.

CRJS 221: Criminal Investigation (3)

Study of the criminal investigation process which includes crime scene management, evidentiary concerns, sources of information, and interview concepts.

CRJS 260: Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (3)

Survey of legislation and case law governing juvenile delinquency; rights of juveniles; developments in New Mexico law; probation procedures and institutional care.


DANCE (DANC)

Courses marked with an * may be repeated for credit because subject matters varies.

DANC 105*: Dance Appreciation. (3 to a maximum of 6)

A lecture and discussion course introducing the study of dance as technique, spectacle and ritual for today’s audience. Course fee required. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1113)

DANC 132*: Jazz I. (3)

Fundamental work for the adult beginner in technique and styles of jazz dance. Course fee required.  

DANC 149*: Ballet I. (3)

Beginning level Ballet. Basic fundamentals and performance skills of ballet technique; enhancement of flexibility, strength, body alignment, coordination, personal range of motion, and musicality; ballet terminology including steps, head body, and arm positions. Course fee required.

DANC 169*: Flamenco I. (3)

Fundamental work for the adult beginner in techniques and styles of Flamenco. Course fee required.

DANC 170*: Hip Hop I. (3)

An introduction to Hip Hop, its movement, style and culture. Course fee required.

DANC 232*: Jazz II. (3)

Jazz techniques and styles at the intermediate level.  Course fee required.
Restriction: Permission of Instructor.

DANC 249*: Ballet II. (3)

Intermediate level Ballet. Introduction of more Advanced Ballet vocabulary at barre/center work; Increase flexibility, strength, body alignment, and coordination for practice of steps/combinations with variations in timing and changes of facing. Course fee required.
Restriction: Permission of Instructor

DANC 269*: Flamenco II. (3 to a maximum of 12)

Flamenco techniques and styles at the intermediate level. Course fee required.
Restriction: Permission of Instructor.

DANCE 295*: Special Topics in Dance. (3)

Lecture courses and workshops on various topics in dance. Course fee required.


DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS (DMA) 

Courses marked with an * may be repeated for credit because the subject matter varies.

DMA 101: Introduction to Digital Imaging & Scanning. (1)

Students learn to make images with a computer and scanner, as well as study basic concepts of digital imaging/digital photography. This leads to an understanding of the requirements for achieving image quality as it applies to screen display (world wide web) or for printed output.

DMA 165: Introduction to Digital Media Arts I (Photoshop). (3) 

This course serves as an introduction to the computer as an image-making device using raster-imaging software (Adobe Photoshop). It includes the making and manipulating of images derived from photography and other traditional media. Included also is the digital preparation of imagery for printed and display (Web) output. 

DMA 166: Digital Media Arts II (Illustrator). (3) 

This course is an introduction to the computer as an image-making device using vector-imaging software (Adobe Illustrator). It includes the creation and manipulation of digital imagery derived from traditional graphic design, including typography and illustration graphics. Students will design logo art and other projects aimed for printed and screen display. 
Prerequisite: DMA 101 and (CT 125 or CT 122) (Previously CT 105LT and CT 120LT).

DMA 193*: Topics. (1-3)

Titles will vary.

DMA 203: Introduction to Desktop Publishing. (3)

Introduction to Desktop Publishing software and page design concepts on the personal computer. Topics: importing files, interaction with word processor/text editor, creating/using style sheets, editing/manipulating text, simple graphics, and desktop publication. 
Prerequisite: CT 125 or CT 122 (Previously CT 105LT or CT 120LT).


DRAFTING TECHNOLOGY (DRFT) 

Courses marked with an * may be repeated for credit because the subject matter varies.

DRFT 103: Introduction to Drafting. (3)

Intended as a first course for students with no previous exposure to drafting. The class will include hands-on drawing in class and will introduce basic topics in drafting methods.
Prerequisite: DRFT 101L.

DRFT 119: Drafting/Blueprint Reading. (3)

Fundamentals of technical industrial communication: drafting, sketching, blueprint reading, layout work in specialized areas; visualization and interpretation of blueprints and sketches of parts, assemblies, and processes.
Prerequisite: DRFT 103.


EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE (EPS) 

EPS 101: How the Earth Works - An Introduction to Geology. (3)

A fascinating tour of our active planet. Explore earth materials (rocks and minerals), the continents’ motions and related origins of earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain building, oceans, landscapes, natural energy and economic resources, global warming and other topics. Students are encouraged but not required to enroll concurrently in EPS 105L. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science. (NMCCN 1114).

EPS 105L: Physical Geology Laboratory. (1) 

Minerals, rocks, and topographic and geological maps; field trips. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science. (NMCCN 1114).

Pre- or Corequisite: EPS 101.

EPS 110: Topics in Earth Sciences. (1-3 to a maximum of 3)

Eight to sixteen week course on selected topics relating directly to the human experience, e.g., Volcanoes, Extinctions, Weather, Earthquakes, New Mexico’s Water, Soils, Nuclear Hazards, Geomagnetism, Albuquerque’s Field Geology and the Geology of Everyday Life.

EPS 115: Geological Disasters. (3)

Causes and effects of disastrous geological events, including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, landslides and floods.

EPS 201L: Earth History. (4)

Origin and history of the earth including age of the planet and dating of rocks, changing configurations of oceans and continents as a result of plate tectonics, records of climate change, history of formation and erosion of mountain chains, origin and evolution of life and causes of extinction. Required field trip and lab exercises permit understanding of how Earth history is interpreted from the geologic rock record. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science

Prerequisite: EPS 101 or ENVS 101; Pre- or Corequisite: EPS 105L or ENVS 102L.

EPS 203: Energy and the Environment (3)

Geologic context for the occurrence of metals, industrial minerals, water, and energy resources on Earth, Environmental ramifications of resource exploration, exploitation and use and local, national and global environmental laws and treaties governing those activities.

Prerequisite: (EPS 101 or ENVS 101) and (MATH 120 or (MATH 101, 102 and 103)

EPS 251: Meteorology. (3) 

(Also offered as GEOG 251) Description of weather phenomena, principles of atmospheric motion, weather map analysis and weather prediction.


ECONOMICS (ECON) 

ECON 105: Introductory Macroeconomics. (3) 

Economics on a national scale; determination of national income, employment level, inflation, and impact of policies affecting money supply, interest rates and government programs. Current macroeconomic issues and problems. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (NMCCN 2113). Prerequisite for most upper-division courses.

ECON 106: Introductory Microeconomics. (3) 

Exploration of individual consumer behavior, production decisions by the firm, and supply and demand relationships in the marketplace. Examination of the international dimension of production and consumption choices. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (NMCCN 2123). Prerequisite for most upper-division courses.

ECON 203: Society and the Environment. (3) 

Introduction to environmental and natural resource issues of both global and local scale. Investigates basic causes and consequences of environmental problems, including interrelated physical and social science dimensions.

ECON 212: Personal Investing. (3) 

Investment options available to the individual will be analyzed in terms of economic theories of capital markets. Risk, value, returns and portfolio analysis.


ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING (ECE) 

ECE 101: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering. (1)

Insight into electrical and computer engineering is gained through videos, and the use of computer software to learn basic problem-solving skills and team-oriented design project.

ECE 131: Programming Fundamentals. (3)

Fundamental programming concepts, including consideration of abstract machine models with emphasis on the memory hierarchy, basic programming constructs, functions, parameter passing, pointers and arrays, file I/O, bit-level operations and interfacing to external devices.

ECE 203: Circuit Analysis I. (3)

Basic elements and sources. Energy and power. Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s laws. Resistive networks, node and loop analysis. Network theorems. First-order and second-order circuits. Sinusoidal sources and complex representations: impedance, phasors, and complex power. Three-phase circuits. 
Prerequisite: ENGL 120 or MATH 163 
Pre or Corequisite: MATH 316 and PHYC 161. 
Note: Please check with advisor to register at UNM-Los Alamos.

ECE 206L: Instrumentation. (2)

Introduction to laboratory practices and the use of test equipment. Measurements on basic electrical components, dc and ac circuits using ohmmeters, voltmeters, ammeters and oscilloscopes. Circuit simulation.

Prerequisite: 203 and ENGL 120.

ECE 213: Circuit Analysis II. (3)

General transient analysis of electrical circuits. Laplace transform with application to circuit analysis. State-space equations. Fourier series analysis. The network function; convolution; frequency response.
Prerequisite: ECE 203L & MATH 316. 
Corequisite: MATH 314.

ECE 238L: Computer Logic Design. (4)

Binary number systems. Boolean algebra. Combinational, sequential and register transfer logic. VHDL Arithmetic/logic unit. Memories, computer organization. Input-Output. Microprocessors. 
Prerequisite: ECE 131 


ELECTRO MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY (ELCT) 

ELCT 101L: DC Circuit Analysis. (4)

Basic elements of DC electrical and electronic circuits, circuit analysis, measurement, and circuit design. Study of circuit network theorems and their applications to design techniques. Study of conductors and insulators. 
Prerequisite: MATH 120 or (MATH 101, 102, 103)

 

ELCT 102L: AC Circuit Analysis. (4) 

AC electrical and electronic components, including inductance, capacitance, resonance, filters, RC and LR time constants. Study of reactance, impedance, complex numbers, AC network analysis, magnetism, and simple power supplies. Introduction to rotating electrical machines, both AC and DC. 

Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in ELCT 101L. 

Pre- or Corequisite: MATH 123.

ELCT 103: Mechanical Systems. (3) 

This course covers vacuum, cryogenic, and hydraulic technologies and systems. Provide basic understanding of the design, assembly, and operations of mechanical systems typically found in industrial applications.

ELCT 105L: Industrial Shop Practice. (3)

Principles of and practice with hand and machine tools used by electromechanical technicians. Includes operation of lathe and milling machines, drilling, welding, sawing, grinding, soldering, brazing, measurements, sheet metal work, benchwork, or other appropriate operations. 

ELCT 137: Digital Electronics I (Combinational Logic). (3) 

An introduction to the analysis and synthesis of combinational logic circuits. Boolean algebra, logic gates, Karnaugh maps, MSI and LSI integrated circuits. Interpretation of logic diagrams. Techniques of troubleshooting digital circuits. 

Prerequisite: ELCT 101L

ELCT 162: Robotics (3)

This course covers designing, building and programming NXT style robots. It includes autonomous robotics, light sound, touch and ultrasonic sensors, computer programming, problem solving, and remote control robotics.

ELCT 163: Advanced Robotics (3)

This course covers more advanced robotics concepts including designing, building, testing, and refining a prototype using engineering design processes. Topics include remote control robotics, robotic electronics, remote video navigation, autonomous robotics, more advanced programming techniques. 

Prerequisite: ELCT 162

ELCT 192*: Topics. (1-3) 

Titles will vary.
CR/NC.

ELCT 193*: Topics. (1-3) 

Titles will vary. 

ELCT 203: Electronic Devices. (4) 

Study of amplifiers, oscillators, integrated circuits, and operational amplifiers. Computer solutions of electronic circuits.
Prerequisite: C or better in ELCT 102.

ELCT 204L: Electronics Lab. (2)

Advanced laboratory measurements and design. Measurements using AC and DC meters, ohmmeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, and pulse generators. Computer circuit stimulation. 
Prerequisite: C or better in ELCT 203.

ELCT 264: Advanced Robotics II. (3)

This course covers advanced topics in robotics including: advanced robotic platform design and construction, remote control electronics, servo controlled mechanisms, and remote wireless video applications.
Prerequisite: ELCT 163 


EMERGENCY MEDICINE (EMS) 

EMS 106: Emergency Medical Responder. (4)

Emergency Medical Responder is a 60-hour course designed specifically for personnel who are first at the scene of an accident or emergency. This course offers a foundation for advanced EMS courses.

EMS 113: EMT–Basic. (8)

Meets the 1998 EMT-Basic National Standard Curriculum requirements and incorporates New Mexico EMT-B scope of practice. Includes lecture instruction to prepare the student to sit for New Mexico and National Registry testing. 
Restriction: Program Permission
Corequisite: EMS 142.

EMS 120: Introduction to EMS System (3)

Covers the history of emergency medical services and the development of EMS systems and current trends and issues in EMS. Ideal for students considering a career in EMS.

EMS 142: EMT-Basic Lab. (2)

Meets the 1998 EMT-Basic National Standard Curriculum requirements and incorporates New Mexico EMT-B scope of practice. Provides lab instruction to prepare the student to sit for New Mexico and National Registry testing.
Restriction: Program Permission
Corequisite: EMS 113.

EMS 143: EMT-Intermediate Lab (1)

Meets New Mexico requirements for EMT-Intermediate skills training, including intravenous fluid administration and pharmacology.
Prerequisite: EMS 113 and 142.
Corequisite: EMS 180.
Restriction: program permission

EMS 151: EMT-I Clinical and Field Experience (2)

Meets New Mexico requirements for EMT-Intermediate field and clinical training, including emergency department and prehospital experience.
Prerequisite: EMS 113 and 142
Corequisite: EMS 180 and 143
Restriction: program permission

EMS 180: EMT-Intermediate (5)

Meets New Mexico requirements for EMT-Intermediate lecture content, including intravenous fluid administration and pharmacology.

Prerequisite: EMS 113 and 142.

Corequisite: EMS 143.

Restriction: program permission.

EMS 193*: Emergency Medicine Topics. (1-3) 

Titles will vary.

EMS 200 Medical Mathematics (1)

Medical calculations for paramedics. Students will be able to perform all common medical calculations at the paramedic level, including converting units, properly manipulating decimals and fractions, and finding volumes, dosages and rates.
Prerequisite: MATH 121
Restriction: Permission of Instructor.


ENGINEERING (ENG)

ENG 116: Introduction to Engineering. (1-3 to a maximum of 6)

Description of the engineering profession, orientation to engineering education, introduction to the engineering design process. Does not count toward degree credit in the College of Arts and Sciences of in the School of Engineering. Two hours lecture and demonstrations.
See Also:
Chemical and Nuclear Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

ENG 120: Mathematics for Engineering Applications. (4)

Provides an overview of basic engineering math topics necessary for success in second-year engineering courses. Topics are presented in the context of engineering applications, and reinforced through labs and examples from core engineering courses.
Prerequisite: MATH 121.

ENG 195: Special Topics. (1-6 to a maximum of 6)

Selected topics in interdisciplinary engineering or computer science at an introductory level.


ENGINEERING (FRESHMAN) (ENGF) 

ENGF 130: Introduction to Environmental Science I.

ENGF 193*: Topics. (1-6) 

Titles will vary.

ENGF 293*: Topics. (3) 

Titles will vary.


ENGLISH (ENGL)

Students placing into English 099 or English 100 must also take UNIV 101, Seminar: On Course as a pre- or corequisite.

ENGL 099: Developmental English II. (1-4 credit hours) 

An intensive study of fundamental writing skills, focusing upon paragraph development, fluency: introduces essay writing and includes a skills laboratory. 
Prereq/placement: Successful completion of ENGL 098 (A, B, C, or CR) or minimum placement test score.
Note: At UNM-LA this course is offered for 4 credit hours with A, B, C, CR , NC grading, and includes a skills laboratory.

ISE 020: Reading I. (1) 

Reading for accuracy and understanding in short expository passages. Vocabulary, sequence and discussion skills are emphasized. 

ABC/NC or CR/NC.

ISE 021: Reading II. (1) 

Reading for analysis in short expository/academic passages. Vocabulary, outlining, note-taking, distinguishing among fact, assertion, evidence, and implication are emphasized. 

ABC/NC or CR/NC.

ENG 100: Writing Standard English. (1-4 cr hrs) 

Developmental writing course providing concentrated practice writing and reviewing basic essays, as well as intensive study of grammar, punctuation, and usage. 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ISE 010 (A, B, C, CR), or ENGL 099 (A, B, C, CR) or minimum placement test score.

Note: At UNM-LA this course is offered for 4 credit hours with ABC/NC, CR/NC grading, has a corequisite of ISE 021, and includes a skills laboratory.

ENGL 107: Greek Mythology. (3)

Introduction to mythology; primary readings in stories about the gods and heroes, usually including Homer, Hesiod, Homeric Hymns and Tragedies. All texts will be in English. (LL)

ENGL 110 (3) Accelerated Composition (Composition I Exposition)

Covers Composition I and II in one semester, focusing on analyzing rhetorical situations and responding with appropriate genres and technologies. Credit not allowed for both ENGL 110 and ENGL 112 or for both ENGL 110 and 113. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area I: Communications (NMCCN 1113).
Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or ACT English =>19 or SAT Verbal =>450 or Compass English >74.

ENGL 111-112 Composition I and II (3)

First and second semester of Composition I & II sequence. Focuses on analyzing rhetorical situations and responding with appropriate genres and technologies. Credit not allowed for both ENGL 112 and English 110 or for both ENGL 110 and ENGL 113. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area I: Communications (NMCCN 1113).
Prerequisite for 111:
ENGL 100 or ACT English =>19 or SAT Verbal =>450 or Compass English > 74.
Prerequisite for 112: ENGL 111

ENGL 113 Enhanced Composition (4)

Covers Composition I and II in one semester with 1 credit hour lab. Focuses on analyzing rhetorical situations and responding with appropriate genres and technologies. Credit not allowed for both 113 and 110 or 112. Meets (3 CHS) New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area I: Communications (NMCCN 1113).
Credit not allowed for both 113 and 110 or for both 112 and 113.
Prerequisite: ACT English =17-18 or SAT Verbal =410-440 or Compass English = 68-74. Restriction: Permission of Department.

ENGL 119: Technical Communications. (1-4)

Introductory study of written and verbal communications used in the technical professions with emphasis in planning, execution, and editing of professional and technical documents and other communication media. This course Is not a substitute for ENGL 219 and generally applies to particular associate degree programs or as an elective credit. Students are encouraged to speak with an advisor about the applicability of this course.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110 or 112 or 113. 

ENGL 120 Composition III (3)

Focuses on academic writing, research, and argumentation using appropriate genres and technologies. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area I: Communications (NMCCN 1123). 

Prerequisite: 110 or 112 or 113 or ACT English ≥ 26-28 or SAT Verbal ≥ 610-640.

ENGL 150: The Study of Literature. (3)

An introduction to the study and appreciation of literature for non-English majors. Shows how understanding writer’s techniques increases the enjoyment of their works; relates these techniques to literary conventions; teaches recognition, analysis, and discussion of important themes. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 2213).

ENGL 211*: Topics in Literature. (3 to a maximum of 6) 

Surveys a specific type or area of literature, e.g., the American novel, the satiric novel, southern fiction, the western novel, American poetry, feminist literature, Chicano literature, Native American literature, African-American literature, Medieval and Viking literature. Primarily for non-majors. 

Prerequisite: ENGL 150 or permission of the instructor.

ENGL 219: Technical and Professional Writing. (3) 

Practice in the writing and editing of workplace documents, including correspondence, reports and proposals.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110 or 112 or 113 with a B or better, or ENGL 120 with C or better, or ACT ≥ 26 or SAT ≥ 610.

ENGL 220: Expository Writing. (3 to a maximum of 6)

An intermediate course with emphasis on rhetorical types, structure and style. UNM core curriculum for area 1: Writing and Speaking.
Meets New Mexico Lower-Division Common Core Curriculum Area I: Communications.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110 or 112 or 113 with a B or better, or 120 with C or better, or ACT ≥ 26 or SAT ≥ 610.

ENGL 224: Introduction to Creative Writing. (3)

A beginning course in the writing of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Emphasis on process over product. Introduces issues of craft, workshop vocabulary, strategies for revision, and the habit of reading as a writer.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110 or 112 or 113.

ENGL 240: Traditional Grammar. (3) 

A study of the basic analysis of English sentences offered by traditional grammar. Presents terminology and methods for identifying parts of speech, functional units of sentences, and basic sentence patterns.

ENGL 250: Literary Textual Analysis (3)

First course required of all English majors. Concentrates on methods of literary analysis and critical writing.

Prerequisite: ENGL 120 or ACT English ≥ 29 or SAT Verbal ≥ 650.

ENGL 264: Survey of Native Literatures and Rhetorics. (3)

A general overview of the history and diversity of the literatures and rhetorics of Native peoples, oral tradition, film, autobiography, fiction, poetry, art, drama and ceremony. Focus on American Indian texts.

ENGL 265: Introduction to Chicana/o Literature. (3)

A survey of Chicana/o novels, short stories, essays, poetry and drama from the 19th century to the present, with emphasis on major themes such as history, culture, identity, language and region.

ENGL 281: African-American Literature I. (3)

(Also offered as AFST 251) The course introduces students to the African American classics of the slavery era. Daily experiences of the characters in these books become the basis for discussing race, class, gender, revolt, freedom, peace and humanity. 

ENGL 287: Topics in Introductory Studies in Genre. (3)

Introductory study in any one genre, including narrative, comedy, satire, tragedy, fiction, poetics, or stylistic analysis of nonfiction. 

ENGL 290: Introduction to Professional Writing. (3) 

Introductory course in the professional writing concentration. Study of technical writing, public information and public relations writing, and freelance nonfiction writing.

Prerequisite: ENGL 120 or ACT English≥29 or SAT Verbal ≥ 650.

ENGL 292: World Literatures: Ancient World through the 16th Century. (3)

Survey of key texts in world literature from the ancient world through the 16th century.
Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities & Fine Arts (NMCCN 2613).

ENGL 293: World Literature: 17th Century through the present. (3)

Survey of key texts in world literature from the 17th century through the present. UNM core curriculum for area V: Humanities.

ENGL 294: Survey of Earlier English Literature. (3) 

From Old English to 1798. A study of the principal literary and intellectual movements and selected writers and literary works from Beowulf through Johnson.

ENGL 295: Survey of Later English Literature. (3)

From 1798 to present. Study of principal literary and intellectual movements and selected writers and literary works.

ENGL 296: Earlier American Literature. (3) 

A general survey of American Literature to the mid 19th century.

ENGL 297: Later American Literature. (3)

A general survey of American Literature from the mid 19th century to the present.

ENGL 298*: Workshop in Literature or Writing. (1 - 3 to a maximum of 6)

Various topics in literature, language, and writing.


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (ENVS) 

ENVS 101: The Blue Planet. (3)

To understand global change and environmental concerns, this course weaves together an understanding of Earth’s lithosphere, atmosphere and oceans and how ecosystems are linked to the physical environment. Students are encouraged, but not required, to enroll concurrently in 102L. 
Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science.

ENVS 102L: The Blue Planet Laboratory. (1)

Introductory environmental earth science laboratory. Includes minerals, rocks, and the rock cycle, topographic maps, local geology and groundwater, weather and climate. 
Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science.
Pre- or Corequisite: ENVS 101.



ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY (ENTC)

ENTC 150: Environmental Policy (2)

This course is designed to provide an intensive introduction to the laws and policies that govern work sites, hazardous waste, remediation, and other aspects of environmental projects. Students will explore policy issues at the local, regional, national and global scales.
Prerequisite: ENVS 101.

ENTC 201L: Field Methods I (4)

This course will introduce students to water and soil sampling with a brief introduction to air sampling. This is a lab class that will include off campus meetings at surrounding businesses to work with professionals in the field and learn how to operate and maintain standard equipment.
Prerequisite: BIOL 201L, ENVS 101, ENVS 102L, GEOG 281, Maps and Geospatial Laboratory (ENTC 281L), STAT 145.

ENTC 202L: Field Methods II (4)

This course will introduce students to biota sampling and sampling project design and implementation. This is a lab class that will include off campus meetings at surrounding businesses to work with professionals in the field and learn how to operate and maintain standard equipment.
Prerequisite: ENTC 201L.

ENTC 203L: Fermentation and Bio-Production (4)

Students will learn the fundamentals of fermentation in the production of bio-fuels and how a bio-production facility operates. This is a lab class that will include off campus meetings at surrounding bio-production facilities. 
Prerequisite: BIOL 201L, ENVS 101 and ENVS 102L.

ENTC 204L: HAZWOPER Training (4)

HAZWOPER 40-hour covers protection against hazardous chemicals, elimination of hazardous chemicals, safety of workers and the environment and OSHA regulations. 

ENTC 281L: Maps and Geospatial Laboratory (1)

This is a laboratory class where students will explore the use of GIS, remote sensing, GPS, and other mapping tools that are used in land remediation, investigation, and management. Students will be certified in ArcGIS after successful conclusion of this course.
Prerequisite: GEOG 281.

ENTC 290: Topics (1–3)

This is an 8- to 16-week course on selected topics relating directly to environmental technology.

ENTC 296: Internship (3)

This course provides practical application and experience working in the Environmental Technology field. The student will work under the guidance of a professional in the field and the instructor will set guidelines and reporting requirements throughout the semester.
Prerequisite: successful completion of Field Methods I, Field Methods II, and HAZWOPR training).


FINE ARTS (FA)

Courses marked with an * may be repeated for credit because subject matter varies.

FA 229*: Topics. (1-3 to a maximum of 12) 

Interdisciplinary topics in the arts.

FA 284: Experiencing the Arts. (3)

Explores fundamental connections and differences among artistic media through readings, lectures, attendance at artistic exhibits and events, and discussions with creators of collaborative works of art.
Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities & Fine Arts.


FIRE SCIENCE (FISC)

FISC 101: Principles of Emergency Services (3)

Fire protection, emergency services overview; careers; culture; history; fire-loss analysis; organization, function of fire protection services; fire departments; laws, regulations; nomenclature; fire protection functions; fire chemistry and physics; protection systems; strategy and tactics; safety initiatives.

FISC 102: Fire Prevention (3)

Fundamental knowledge of fire prevention. Includes: history and philosophy of fire prevention; organization, operation of fire prevention bureau; use, application of codes and standards; plans review; fire inspections; fire and life safety education; fire investigation.

FISC 103: Hazardous Materials (3)

Introduces hazardous materials incidents, recognizing and identifying hazardous materials, planning response, implementing response procedures, decision making, and continued evaluation at the awareness and operation level.

FISC 104: Wildland Firefighting (3)

Covers all aspects of wildland firefighting; introduces new advances in technology for wildland fire suppression, advances in technology for wildland fire suppression, the use of GPS, includes basic skills needed for wildland firefighting.

FISC 105: Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety & Survival (3)

Introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services.

FISC 106: Fire Behavior and Combustion (3)

Explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled.

FISC 201: Fire Protection Systems (3)

Provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers.

FISC 202: Fire Administration I (3)

Introduces student to organization and management of fire and emergency services department and relationship of government agencies to fire service. Emphasis on fire and emergency service, ethics, and leadership from perspective of company officer.
Prerequisite: FISC 101

FISC 210: Incident Safety Officer (3)

Critical skills needed to be a proficient safety officer; teaches specific job functions in NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer; response to hazardous materials incidents, technical rescue, wildland fire and other disasters.
Prerequisite: FISC 202

FISC 212: Building Construction for Fire Prevention (3)

Components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. Elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies. 
Prerequisite: FISC 101 or Instructor Approval.

FISC 220: Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply (3)

Provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge in order to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and to solve water supply problems.
Prerequisite: MATH 120 or (MATH 101, 102, and 103) or higher.

FISC 225: Strategies and Tactics (3)

This course provides the principles of fire ground control through utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents.

Prerequisite: FISC 101


FOREIGN LANGUAGES & LITERATURES

Courses marked with an * may be repeated for credit because the subject matter varies.

See individual language:
Chinese 
French
German
Greek
Italian
Japanese
Latin 
Russian
Signed Language


FRENCH (FREN)

FREN 101: Elementary French. (3)

Conducted in French.

FREN 102: Elementary French. (3)

Conducted in French


GENERAL STUDIES (GNST)

Courses marked with an * may be repeated for credit because the subject matter varies

GNST 192*: Topics. (1-3) 

Titles will vary. CR/NC

GNST 193*: Topics. (1-3)

Titles will vary.

GNST 292*: Topics. (1-3) 

Titles will vary. CR/NC

GNST 293*: Topics. (1-4)

Titles will vary.


GEOGRAPHY (GEOG) 

GEOG 101: Home Planet: Land, Water, and Life. (3)

World geography; physical elements. Use of maps and globes for a systematic analysis of world climates, vegetation, soils, and landforms, their distribution, interrelation, and significance to humans. 
Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1214).

GEOG 102: People and Place. (3)

World Geography; human elements. A systematic analysis of the world population, demographic factors, ethnic groups, predominant economies, and political units, their distribution, interrelation, and interaction with the physical earth.
Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences  (NMCCN 1213).

GEOG 105L: Home Planet: Land, Water, and Life Laboratory. (1)

Exercises designed to complement GEOG 101. Applied problems in the spatial processes of the physical environment. Map construction and reading, weather and climatic analysis, classification of vegetative and soil associations, landform distribution analysis. 
Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science

GEOG 140: Introduction to World Regions. (3)

The regional geography of the world. Both physical and human aspects are studied along with current economic and political problems.

GEOG 195: Introduction to Environmental Studies. (3)

Survey of environmental issues related to the degradation of land, air and water resources.

GEOG 251: Meteorology. (3)

(Also offered as EPS 251) Description of weather phenomena, principles of atmospheric motion, weather map analysis and weather prediction. 

GEOG 281: Introduction to Maps and Geospatial Information. (3)

Maps are tools for communication. Will explore scale; projections; symbolization; generalization; alternative or non-tradition map representations provided by GIS, remote sensing, multimedia and animated maps.


GERMAN (GRMN)

GRMN 101: Elementary German I. (3)

GRMN 102: Elementary German II. (3)

Language course sequence for all beginning students, providing a foundation in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills for all subsequent courses.


GREEK (GREK)

GREK 101: Elementary Greek I (3)

Introduction to Classical Greek.

GREK 102: Elementary Greek II (3)

Readings from simple prose.


HISTORY (HIST)

Courses marked with an * may be repeated for credit because the subject matter varies.

HIST 101: Western Civilization to 1648. (3)

Ancient times to 1648. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1053).

HIST 102: Western Civilization Post 1648. (3)

1648 to present. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1063).

HIST 161: History of the United States to 1877. (3) 

Survey of the economic, political, intellectual, and social development of the United States, including the place of the U.S. in world affairs from 1607 to 1877. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1113).

HIST 162: History of the United States Since 1877. (3) 

Survey of the economic, political, intellectual, and social development of the United States, including the place of the U.S. in world affairs from 1877 to the present. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1123).

HIST 220: Studies in History.* (1-3, no limit)

Will vary from instructor to instructor but will offer a review of particular historical issues designed for the nonspecialist. For content of particular courses, see Schedule of Classes and contact Department. Course may be repeated without limit provided the topics vary.

HIST 260: History of New Mexico. (3) 

Introduction to New Mexico history from earliest human settlement to the present day.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) 

IT 109: Information Technology Cooperative Education. (3) 

The student works in an IT-related job for one semester and gains on-the-job insight into a technology field. Student must write projected goals for the semester’s work, midterm summaries of work completed thus far, and an end of the term report summarizing work completed during the semester. Students must also get a supervisor evaluation. 

Prerequisite: Permission of Information Technology Department Chair required.

IT 111: Introduction to E-Commerce. (3)

E-commerce concepts ranging from varieties of e-commerce to secure business transactions over the web. How to market a product over the web, basic business concepts of selling, and understanding the evolution of e-commerce.

IT 119: Networking Core Concepts. (3)

(Previously IT 120LT.)  This course serves as a general introduction in current networking technology for local area networks (LANs), wide-area networks (WANs), and the Internet. 

IT 130: Microcomputer Operating Systems (3)

This class covers the skills necessary to select, install/deploy, integrate platforms or components to support an organization’s IT infrastructure.

Prerequisite: CS 101 and IT 119.

IT 132: Microcomputer Operating Systems (3)

This class covers the skills necessary to install, upgrade, diagnose, and repair PC-based operating systems and common software. It focuses on the functionality of PC DOS, Windows and NT operating systems. (A+ Software). 

IT 141: Technical Support. (3) 

The student is enrolled in a 3-credit course which has two parts: a normal weekly lecture plus a mandatory service time manning the Help Desk Service Phone. In this course, students are taught how to assist other students, faculty, and staff with answering computer-related questions. Skills for running the Help Desk are taught, along with technical skills related to commonly asked questions. Working at the Help Desk phone is mandatory for a fixed number of hours per week. Students will be required to log all questions with appropriate answers to those questions. 

Prerequisite: CS 101, and IT 119.

IT 145: Web Design Fundamentals: HTML and Style Sheets. (3) 

Hands-on course in designing and developing World Wide Web pages using HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). The course will cover HTML tags for text, images, links, lists, simple layouts, complex layouts, tables, frames, style, internal style sheets, and external style sheets. Basic issues in using graphics on the Web will also be covered. 

Prerequisite: CT 102

IT 165: Introduction to Web Authoring. (3)

(Also offered as CT 165) This course is an introduction to making and designing web pages using HTML generating software. Students learn how to make well-designed web pages from simple to the complex. Site creation with text, graphics, tables, Cascading Style Sheets, and simple animation effects are included. Design principles as they apply to the World Wide Web are also presented. 

IT 193*: Topics (1-4)

Titles will vary. May be repeated for credit. No Limit.

IT 231: Systems Administration (3)

This class covers the essential skills for IT majors to administer a system. Topics may include configuration/organization, file systems, user management, and backup/disaster recovery.
Prerequisite: CS 101, CS 152, IT 119, IT 132, IT 262.

IT 235: Windows System Administration (3)

Topics In Windows Administration, this is an introduction to system administration of Windows Server with a focus on security and reliability. Topics covered will include Window Server system configuration, available tools, file system and registry structure, auditing and automation of tasks.
Prerequisite: IT 119 (Previously IT 120LT)

IT 250: Web Fundamentals (3)

Introduction to development, creation, and management of websites intended for IT majors. Topics include HTML, JavaScript, and web server technology.
Prerequisite: CS 101 and CS 152

IT 260: Information Assurance and Security. (3)

The primary goal of the course is a general introduction to “defense-in-depth” perimeter security on both Windows and LINUX/UNIX networks and an in-depth study of the step-by-step approach used in computer/network attacks. Leads to CompTIA Security+ Certification.
Prerequisite: CS 101 and IT 119. 

IT 262: Scripting for Network Defense (3) 

Scripting programming for security purposes. Students build on prior programming, operating systems, and security knowledge to develop, code, use, and debug new and existing scripts.
Prerequisite: CS 101, CS 152, IT 130, IT 260

IT 265: Forensics and Incident Response (3)

This course exposes the student to the topics of computer forensics and incident response. Topics include: fundamental concepts, history of computing forensics, data recovery techniques, and responses to security incidents.
Prerequisite: IT 260 and IT 262

IT 271: Databases and Information Management (4)

This course will cover development and administration issues of relational databases. Topics to span areas of efficient collection, organization, retrieval and management of data.
Prerequisite: CS 101 and CS 152
Pre- or Corequisite: IT 250

IT 293*: Topics. (1-3)

Titles will vary. May be repeated for credit. No limit.


INTRODUCTORY STUDIES

Introductory Studies courses do not count toward UNM-Los Alamos associate degrees or certificates. Students placing into English 099, English 100, Math 099 or Math 100 must also take UNIV 101, Seminar: On Course as a pre- or corequisite.


IS- ENGLISH

A student who wishes to enroll in a course requiring a prerequisite must earn a grade of C (not C-) or better in the prerequisite course.

ENGL 099: Developmental English II. (1-4) 

An intensive study of fundamental writing skills, focusing upon paragraph development, fluency, and introducing the essay.
Note: At UNM-LA this course is offered for 4 credit hours with A, B, C, CR , NC grading, has a corequisite of ISE 020, and includes a skills laboratory. Successful completion of ENGL 098 (A, B, C, or CR) or minimum placement test score.

ISE 020: Reading I. (1) 

Reading for accuracy and understanding in short expository passages. Vocabulary, sequence and discussion skills are emphasized. 

ABC/NC or CR/NC.

ISE 021: Reading II. (1) 

Reading for analysis in short expository/academic passages. Vocabulary, outlining, note-taking, distinguishing among fact, assertion, evidence, and implication are emphasized. 

ABC/NC or CR/NC.

ENGL 100: Writing Standard English. (1-4) 

Developmental writing course providing concentrated practice writing and reviewing basic essays, as well as intensive study of grammar, punctuation, and usage. 
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 098 with a minimum grade of C (previously 010) or minimum placement test score.
Note: At UNM-LA this course is offered for 4 credit hours with ABC/NC, CR/NC grading, has a corequisite of ISE 021, and includes a skills laboratory. 


ITALIAN (ITAL)

ITAL 101: Elementary Italian I. (3) 

Language course for beginning students, providing a foundation in reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills for all subsequent courses. 
Credit may not be earned for both 101 & 175.

ITAL 102: Elementary Italian II. (3) 

Language course for students who have had Italian 101 or the equivalent, providing continuing work on reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills for all subsequent courses. 
Credit may not be earned for both 101 & 175.


JAPANESE

JAPN 101: Elementary Japanese I. (3)

Foundation course for all beginning students, with instruction in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

JAPN 102: Elementary Japanese II. (3)

Second half of foundation course 101.

JAPN 201: Intermediate Japanese I. (3)

Continues the development of four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the third semester level.

JAPN 202: Intermediate Japanese II. (3)

Continuation of 201.


LATIN (LATN)

LATN 101: Elementary Latin I (3)

Introduction to the Latin language; grammar, syntax and readings in Roman authors.

LATN 102: Elementary Latin II (3)

Continuation of 101. Introduction to the Latin language; grammar, syntax and readings in Roman authors.
Prerequisite: LATN 101.

LATN 201-202: Intermediate Latin I, II (3, 3)

Systematic review of Latin grammar and syntax; readings in simple prose authors such as Cicero and Caesar; introduction to Latin poetry and scansion.
Prerequisite: LATN 101 and 102.


LINGUISTICS (LING) 

LING 101: Introduction to the Study of Language. (3) 

(Also offered as ANTH 110) Broad overview of the nature of language: language structure, biology of language, language learning, language and thought, bilingualism, social and regional variation, and educational implications. Intended to fulfill breadth requirements in any college Note: LING 101 and ANTH 110 may not both be counted for credit. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Core Curriculum Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science.

LING 295: Special Topics in Current Language Issues. (3 to a maximum of 12) 

Special topics motivated by expertise of instructor and interest of students. Topics such as language and gender, language and politics, animal communication, language and aging and languages of the world. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.


MANAGEMENT (MGMT) 

MGMT 101: Fundamentals of Accounting I. (3) 

The development of the accounting cycle, special journals and financial statements. 
Corequisite: MGMT 101L 

MGMT 101L: Fundamentals of Accounting I. (1) 

To provide additional problem solving necessary for the students to master accounting basics. 
Corequisite: MGMT 101.

MGMT 102: Fundamentals of Accounting II. (3)

Continuation of MGMT 101, including the corporation and manufacturing accounting and decision making. 
Prerequisite: MGMT 101 Corequisite: MGMT 102L 

MGMT 102L: Fundamentals of Accounting II Lab. (1)

To provide additional problem solving necessary for students to master accounting basics. 

Corequisite: MGMT 102

MGMT 105: Business Co-op Work Phase. (3)

Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

MGMT 113: Management: An Introduction. (3)

Modern concepts of organizations and their management in a dynamic world. An overview of managerial activities within business and other organizations.

MGMT 158: Ethics in Organizations. (3)

Introduction to ethical issues in business, government, and nonprofit organizations and how to deal with those issues. Emphasis on ethical reasoning and cases of ethical and unethical behavior in management and the professions.

MGMT 190: Special Topics in Management. (3) 

Selected offering of management topics not represented in the regular curriculum.
Restriction: Permission of Instructor.

MGMT 202: Principles of Financial Accounting. (3)

An examination of the conceptual framework of accounting and the functions of accounting in a business-oriented society. Topics include valuation theory and its applications to assets and liabilities, concepts of business income, funds-flow analysis, and problems of financial reporting. 

MGMT 222: Introduction to Marketing. (3) 

A complete overview of the system for assessing customer needs, allocation of scarce resources to fulfill those needs, transmittal of market related information, completion of exchange processes, and profit maximization in free markets. Emphasis on interdisciplinary tools for management, decision-making and developing marketing strategies in domestic and international market applications. 

(Credit not applicable toward BBA degree.)


MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

MFGT 101: Introduction to Technology. (1)

A general topics course on subjects relevant to electro-mechanical technology, manufacturing technology, and nanotechnology. Students will learn about the differences and similarities of the three technologies.


MATHEMATICS (MATH) AND STATISTICS (STAT) 

Note: A student who wishes to enroll in a course requiring a prerequisite must earn a grade of C (not C-) or better in the prerequisite course.

Courses marked with an * may be repeated for credit because the subject matter varies.

Students placing into Math 011, 012, 021, 022, 099, or 100 must also take UNIV 101, Seminar: On Course as a pre- or corequisite.

Restrictions:

MATH 011, 012, 021, 022, 099,100,  118 may not be counted towards graduation.

Credit not allowed for both MATH 162 and MATH 180.

Credit not allowed for both MATH 163 and MATH 181.

Students who have credit for any courses numbered MATH 121 and above may not take MATH 100, or MATH 120 for credit.

Students who have credit for any courses numbered MATH 162 and above may not take MATH 120, 121, 123, or 150 for credit. (Students with MATH 180/181 may take MATH 123 for credit.)

A student normally may not take an examination to validate credit in mathematics courses.

Mathematics or Statistics coursework dating back more than five years cannot automatically be counted as fulfillment of a prerequisite. Students with older course work who feel they have retained subject knowledge are encouraged to take the COMPASS placement tests offered through Student Services.

MATH 011: Prealgebra Part I (1-2)

This course includes the first half of a prealgebra course including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportions, and percent

MATH 012: Prealgebra Part II (1-2)

This is the second half of a prealgebra course and covers measurement and geometry, real numbers, introduction to algebra and basic equation solving, and applications.
Prerequisite: Math 011

MATH 021: Introduction to Algebra Part I (1-2)

This course includes the first half of a beginning algebra course including a review of basic arithmetic, real numbers, integer exponents, linear equations and inequalities, and an introduction to application problems.
Prerequisite: Math 012 or Math 099

MATH 022: Introduction to Algebra Part II (1-2)

This course includes the second half of a beginning algebra course including a review of the Cartesian coordinate system, graphing linear equations in two variables, properties of exponents, polynomials and an introduction to factoring.
Prerequisite: Math 021

MATH 099: Pre-Algebra. (1-4) 

A pre-college mathematics course. Emphasis is placed on basic operations, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, and introductory algebra and includes a skills laboratory.
Grade options: A, B, C, CR/NC 
Note: At UNM-Los Alamos this course is offered for 4 credit hours.

MATH 100: Introduction to Algebra. (1-4)

Topics covered include linear equations, polynomials, factoring, formulas, graphing, solving systems of equations and applications. Also covers exponents and polynomials, factoring, roots, and radicals and quadratics.
Note: At UNM-Los Alamos, this course is offered for 4 credit hours. Meets prerequisite for MATH 120. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of MATH 100. 

MATH 101: Intermediate Algebra Part 1 (1)

This course includes equations and inequalities, applications and problem-solving with linear equations, linear functions and the graph of a line, percent, perimeters, areas of simple geometric shapes.
Prerequisite: ISM 100 or MATH 100 or (MATH 021 and 022) or ACT Math ≥18 or SAT Math ≥ 430 or COMPASS Pre-Algebra ≥ 51 or COMPASS Algebra ≥ 51.
Corequisite: MATH 102

MATH 102: Intermediate Algebra Part 2 (1)

This course includes quadratic equations, properties of exponents and scientific notation, simplifying polynomial expressions, factoring and introduction to functions.
Prerequisite: Math 101

MATH 103: Intermediate Algebra Part 3 (1)

This course includes radical expressions and equations, rational expressions and equations, the exponential and logarithmic functions.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Math 102

MATH 106: Problems in Intermediate Algebra. (1)

Study session for MATH 120 with an emphasis on problem solving.
Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

MATH 107: Problems in College Algebra. (1)

Study session for MATH 121 with an emphasis on problem solving.
Corequisite: MATH 121. 
Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

MATH 110: Problems in Elements of Calculus. (1)

Study session for MATH 180 with an emphasis on problem solving. 
Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

MATH 111: Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers I. (3) 

Course offers an in-depth look at the representations of rational numbers, including base-ten and decimal numbers, integers, fractions, and arithmetic operations on these sets. Problem solving is emphasized throughout. 
Prerequisite: (MATH 101 and MATH 102) or 120 or 121 or 123 or 129 or 150 or 162 or 180 or STAT 145 or ISM 100 or ACT 19 or SAT 450 or Compass Pre-Algebra > 56 or Algebra > 33 

MATH 112: Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers II. (3) 

This course develops basic geometric concepts including rigid transformations and congruence; dilations and similarity; length, area and volume; systems of measurement and unit conversions; connections to coordinate geometry. Problem solving is emphasized throughout.
Prerequisite: MATH 111.

MATH 118: Algebra. (3-4) 

This course covers approximately the first half of MATH 120. Topics covered include properties of real numbers, linear equations and inequalities; properties of exponents; solving systems of linear equations and polynomials. 
Students must pass MATH 118 before continuing to the second half of the course. 
Prerequisite: Adequate score on placement test or MATH 100.

MATH 119: Algebra Stretch II. (4) 

This course covers approximately the last half of Math 120. Topics covered include rational expressions, rational exponents and roots, quadratic expressions and equations, functions and logarithms. 
Prerequisite: Math 118*
Both MATH 118 and MATH 119 must be completed to count as the equivalent of MATH 120. Only 4 of the 8 credit hours can count toward an associate degree or certificate at UNM-Los Alamos.

MATH 120: Intermediate Algebra. (3)

Preparation for MATH 121, 129, and STAT 145. Covers linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, exponents, radicals, fractional expressions and equations, quadratic equations, perimeters and areas of simple geometric shapes, and logarithms. Emphasis on problem solving skills. Acceptable as credit toward graduation, but not acceptable to satisfy UNM core or group requirements.
Grading scale for this class is A+ to B-, CR/NC.
Prerequisite: ACT ≥19 or SAT ≥450 or ISM 100 or MATH 100 or COMPASS Pre-Algebra >56 or Algebra >33 or MATH 100.
Corequisite: MATH 106 (UNM–LA Only)

MATH 121: College Algebra. (3)

Preparation for MATH 150 and 180. The study of equations, functions and graphs, especially linear and quadratic functions. Introduction to polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions. Applications involving simple geometric objects. Emphasizes algebraic problem solving skills. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area II: Mathematics (NMCCN 1113).
Prerequisite: ACT ≥22 or SAT ≥510 or (MATH 118 and Math 119) (MATH 101 and MATH 102 and MATH 103) or MATH 120 or COMPASS Algebra >54 or College Algebra >33.
Corequisite: MATH 107 (UNM–LA Only)

MATH 123: Trigonometry. (3) 

Definition of the trigonometric functions, radian and degree measure, graphs, basic trigonometric identities, inverse trigonometric functions, complex numbers, polar coordinates and graphs, vectors in 2 dimensions. May be taken concurrently with MATH 150. 
Prerequisite: ACT ≥25 or SAT ≥570 or MATH 121 or COMPASS College Algebra >54.

MATH 129: A Survey of Mathematics. (3)

An introduction to some of the great ideas of mathematics, including logic, systems of numbers, sequences and series, geometry and probability. Emphasizes general problem-solving skills. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area II: Mathematics.
Prerequisite: ACT ≥22 or SAT ≥510 or (MATH 118 and MATH 119) or or (MATH 101 and MATH 102) or MATH 120 or 121 or 123 or 150 or 162 or 180 or 181 or 264 .

MATH 150: Pre-Calculus Mathematics. (3) 

In-depth study of polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs. Includes the fundamental theorem of algebra, systems of equations, conic sections, parametric equations and applications in geometry. Exploration of the graphing calculator. May be taken concurrently with MATH 123. 
Prerequisite: ACT ≥25 or SAT ≥570 or MATH 121 or COMPASS College Algebra > 54.

MATH 153: Precalculus and Trigonometry (5)

Algebraic expressions, algebraic equations, inequalities, functions, graphing. Exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Complex numbers and vectors. Limits.
Prerequisite: ACT ≥25 or SAT ≥570 or Compass College Algebra >54 or MATH 121. 

MATH 162: Calculus I. (4)

Limits. Continuity. Derivative: definition, rules, geometric and rate-of-change interpretations, applications to graphing, linearization and optimization. Integral: definition, fundamental theorem of calculus, substitution, applications to areas, volumes, work, average.
Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area II: Mathematics (NMCCN 1614).
Prerequisite: (ACT =28-31 or SAT = 640-700 or MATH 150 or COMPASS College Algebra >66) and (MATH 123 or COMPASS Trig > 59) or (ACT ≥32 or SAT ≥720). 

MATH 163: Calculus II. (4)

Transcendental functions, techniques of integration, numerical integration, improper integrals, sequences and series, Taylor series with applications, complex variables, differential equations. 
Prerequisite: MATH 162.

MATH 180: Elements of Calculus I. (3) 

Limits of functions and continuity, intuitive concepts and basic properties; derivative as a rate of change, basic differentiation techniques; application of differential calculus to graphing and minima-maxima problems; exponential and logarithmic functions with applications. 
Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area II: Mathematics (NMCCN 1613).
Prerequisite: ACT ≥26 or SAT ≥600 or MATH 121 or MATH 150 or COMPASS College Algebra > 54.
Corequisite: MATH 110 (UNM–LA Only)

MATH 181: Elements of Calculus II. (3) 

Includes the definite integral, multivariate calculus, simple differential equations, basic review of trigonometry and its relation to calculus.
Prerequisite: MATH 180.

MATH 192*: Topics. (1-3) 

Titles will vary. CR/NC.

MATH 193: Topics in Mathematics (1-3)

Various topics in mathematics including, but not limited to, tools and techniques designed to improve attitudes and performance in math class, and calculator usage.

MATH 215: Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers III. (3) 

Algebra from the viewpoint of the elementary curriculum with emphasis on proportional and linear relationships. Also included: topics from probability and statistics with connections to other topics in the elementary curriculum. Problem solving is emphasized throughout.
Prerequisite: MATH 111.

MATH 264: Calculus III. (4) 

Vector operations, vector representation of planes and curves, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, gradient, tangent planes, optimization, multiple integrals in Cartesian cylindrical and spherical coordinates, vector fields, line integrals and Green’s theorem. 
Prerequisite: A grade of C (not C-) or better in 163.

STAT 145: Introduction to Statistics. (3)

Techniques for the visual presentation of numerical data, descriptive statistics, introduction to probability and basic probability models used in statistics, introduction to sampling and statistical inference, illustrated by examples from a variety of fields. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Area II: Mathematics.
Prerequisite: ACT ≥22 or SAT ≥510 or Compass Algebra > 54 or Compass College Algebra >33 (MATH 118 and MATH 119) or (MATH 101 and MATH 102) or MATH 120 or 121 or 123 or 150 or 162 or 163 or 180 or 181 or 264.


MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (ME) 

ME 160L: Mechanical Engineering Design I. (3)

Introduction to engineering graphics, the design process, computer-aided design, engineering ethics, design economics and project management. 2 hrs lecture, 3 hrs. lab.
Prerequisite: Math 162 or ENG 120.

ME 260L: Mechanical Engineering Design II. (3)

The design process, project management, shop practice CNC and rapid prototyping, design economics and engineering ethics. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs lab.
Prerequisite: ME 160 L
Pre or Corequisite: CHEM 121 and CHEM 123L
Restriction: ME major.


MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY (MCHT) 

MCHT 101L: Basic Welding. (4)

This course focuses on the fundamental techniques employed in the welding field. It is a laboratory approach to understanding and building skills in welding related areas including shop safety, hand and portable power tool usage, and welding—including gas welding, brazing and cutting (oxy-acetylene), stick (SMAW), MIG (GMAW), TIG (GTAW), and plasma arc cutting (PAC). Students may opt to specialize in one or more of the areas after required exercises in all areas are satisfied.

MCHT 120: GTAW Welding. (3)

Focuses on the advanced techniques employed in the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) field. Provides hands on welding practice and knowledge with the GTAW process in various Positions and Joint Configurations. Students may opt to specialize in one or more of the areas after learning all. Course prepares the student to take the GTAW welding tests outside of UNM-Los Alamos.

Prerequisite: MCHT 101L

MCHT 193*: Topics. (1-3)

Titles will vary.


MEDIA ARTS (MA) 

MA 110: Introduction to Mass Communication. (3) 

(Also offered as CJ 110) The study of the development of the mass media with emphasis on television in the areas of programming, policy, regulations, economics and technology. Examination of the social, cultural, and political impact of the mass media on contemporary society. 


MUSIC (MUS) 

*May be repeated for credit with permission of Fine Arts Department Chair.

MUS 102: Music Theory for the Non-Major. (3) 

Students will develop an awareness of basic elements of melody, rhythm, harmony, form and expression through involvement as singers, players, creators, movers, listeners, and readers of music. Designed for students with little or no musical training.

MUS 104: Group Piano for Non-Majors. (1) 

Keyboard fundamentals, including key and chord relationships. Opportunities exist for the creative exploration of piano sound, with repertoire assigned for the individual student’s current ability. Open only to non-music majors. 

MUS 105: Group Piano II for Non-Majors. (1)

Continuation of 104. Open only to non-music majors 

Prerequisite: MUS 104

MUS 109: Group Voice I. (1)*

Open to beginners in voice except voice performance majors. May be repeated for credit with permission of DC or Dean.

MUS 111: Group Piano I. (1, no limit)

Beginning repertoire, sight-reading, basic major-key scale and chord patterns. Open only to music majors and to music and music education minors; priority given to students with a piano proficiency requirement. Not open to keyboard majors. Instructor permission required. May be repeated for credit with permission of department chairperson (or dean) and instructor.

MUS 112: Group Piano II. (1, no limit)

Late elementary repertoire, sight-reading moving out of the five-finger position, minor scale and chord patterns. Not open to keyboard majors. Primarily for music majors and minors, but open to all students. Enrollment requires instructor's approval. May be repeated for credit with permission of DC (or Dean) and Instructor.
Prerequisite: MUS 111. 

MUS 116: Group Guitar l. (2)

Students will learn to read music and play melodies, chords, and simple songs. Emphasis on the classical curriculum supplemented with instruction in other styles, including rock, blues, and jazz. Students must supply instrument (classical, nylon-string guitar). 

MUS 117: Group Guitar II. (2)

For students who have completed 116 or have some basic guitar skills. Emphasis on the classical curriculum supplemented with instruction in other styles, including rock, blues, and jazz. Students must supply instrument (classical, nylon-string guitar). 

MUS 139: Music Appreciation. (3)

Designed to expand the student’s ability to listen actively to Western classical art music: a survey of the various genres including chamber music, symphonic, and vocal repertoire Includes live guest performances. Attendance at several on campus concerts required. No musical background necessary. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1113).

MUS 142: Rock Music Appreciation. (3)

An Introduction to the fundamentals of music and the development of listening skills through the examination of rock music, including its history, styles and significance in the realm of popular music. No musical background necessary. 
Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities & Fine Arts (NMCCN 1113).
Corequisite: MUS 150

MUS 150L: Music Theory I Aural Lab. (2) 

Perception through sound of diatonic materials, with special emphasis on melodic, rhythmic and harmonic dictation and the singing of simple melodies, rhythms and intervals.

MUS 172: Jazz History. (3) 

A study of the evolution of jazz in the United States from its beginnings to the present. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.

MUS 211: Group Piano III. (1, no limit) 

Intermediate repertoire, reading skill, chord and scale patterns. Not open to keyboard majors. Primarily for music majors and minors, but open to all students.
Enrollment requires instructor's approval.
May be repeated for credit with permission of DC (or Dean) and instructor.
Prerequisite: MUS 112

MUS 212: Group Piano IV. (1, no limit) 

Later intermediate to early advanced repertoire and sight-reading. Review of scales and chords. Not open to keyboard majors. Primarily for music majors and minors, but open to all students who are music education majors must continue to enroll in this course until the piano proficiency examination is passed. 
Enrollment requires instructor's approval. May be repeated for credit with permission of DC (or Dean) and instructor.
Prerequisite: MUS 211.

MUS 238: Jazz Theory-Keyboard (2)

Music theory as applied to jazz music. Introduction to chord/scale theory, chord nomenclature, common harmonic progressions and substitutions. Keyboard includes basic jazz chord voicings and progressions.
Prerequisite: MUS 152

MUS 293*: Topics. (1-3) 

Titles will vary. CR/NC.


MUSIC EDUCATION (MUSE) 

MUSE 298: Music for the Elementary Teacher. (3) 

Will prepare elementary classroom teachers to teach music education in a self-contained classroom in traditional and open situations.


NANOTECHNOLOGY (NANO)

NANO 101: Introduction to Nanotechnology. (3)

This course provides an overview of nanotechnology with regard to various principles, applications, industry, ethics, and careers. Other topics will include a survey of various materials and their applications, fabrication, and characterization.

NANO 105: Microscopy and Microstructures. (3)

Study the interrelationship between the structural characteristics and the physical and mechanical properties of metals, alloys, and nonmetallic materials such as ceramics, polymers, and composites.

NANO 250: Manufacturing Measurements and Process Control. (3)

Investigate measurements using mechanical, electronic, optical, microscopic, and interferometric methods of measuring linearity from 1/64ths to nanometers, statistical progress control methods, standard charting, vendor certification, and standards such as ISO 9000 are covered. 

Prerequisite: ELCT 105L and DRFT 119


NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES (NATV) 

NATV 150: Introduction to Native American Studies. (3) 

This course surveys the significance of Native American Studies through an inter-disciplinary approach to two areas of academic concentrations: Indigenous Learning Communities and Leadership and Building Native Nations.

NATV 247: Politics of Native American Art. (3)

Native American art and artists within political, social and cultural contexts are introduced through an examination of the history of representations of Native art.

NATV 252: The Native American Experience. (3) 

(Also offered as AMST 252) Introductory survey of Native American history, culture, and contemporary issues. Students read literature by and about Native Americans covering a variety of topics including tribal sovereignty, federal policy, activism, economic development, education, and community life. 

Note: NATV 252 and AMST 252 may not both be counted for credit.


NATURAL SCIENCE (NTSC) 

NTSC 261L: Physical Science. (4)

For pre-service K-8 teachers only. A broad, interdisciplinary introduction to the science of geology, Chemistry, physics, and astronomy, with emphasis on the science processes, inquiry and the integration of technology. The course is activity-based, utilizing a problems-and-issues based approach; various teaching methods are modeled, and practiced by students; some field trips may be required.
Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1114).

NTSC 262L: Life Science. (4)

For pre-service K-8 teachers only. An activity-based study of science topics including botany, cell biology, genetics, microbiology, and zoology with emphasis on science processes, inquiry, and the integration of technology. Various teaching methods are modeled and practiced by students; some field trips may be required. 
Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1114).

NTSC 263L: Environmental Science. (4)

For pre-service K-8 teachers only. An activity-based interdisciplinary study of major issues in environmental science with emphasis on science process, scientific investigations, and field-based activities and the integration of technology. Course topics include current issues on population, healthy ecosystems, and natural resources. Various teaching methods are modeled and practiced by students. 
Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science.


NUTRITION (NUTR)

NUTR 120: Nutrition for Health. (3)

General concepts of nutrition applied to food choices that support health. Cultural, psychological and economic implications of food choices

NUTR 244: Human Nutrition. (3)

This course provides an overview of all the nutrients including function in the body and food sources. Dietary guidelines intended to promote long term health are stressed. 
Prerequisite: BIOL 123 or BIOL 201 or CHEM 111 or CHEM 121 AND CHEM 123L.


ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES (OLIT) 

OLIT 293: Topics. (1-3)

Titles will vary. 


PHILOSOPHY (PHIL) 

PHIL 101: Introduction to Philosophy. (3) 

Philosophical issues and methodology illustrated through selected problems concerning values, knowledge, reality; and in social political, and religious philosophy. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1113).

PHIL 102: Current Moral Problems. (3)

Ethical issues arising in contemporary society, e.g., sexual morality, preferential treatment, racism, punishment, war, world food distribution.

PHIL 111: Humanities I. (3) 

Comparative introduction to the development of human civilizations emphasizing philosophic thought, religious practice, and artistic expression. 
Note: This course is no longer transferable to UNM Albuquerque.

PHIL 156: Reasoning and Critical Thinking. (3) 

The purpose of this course is to help students learn how to analyze, critique, and construct arguments in context, in other words, how to read and write argumentative essays. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.

PHIL 201: Greek Thought. (3) 

An introductory survey of early and classical Greek philosophy, literature, and history. Figures: the Presocratics, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle; Homer and Sophocles; Herodotus and Thucydides. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.

PHIL 202: From Descartes to Kant. (3)

An historical study of philosophical trends and controversies that characterize the development of early modern philosophy. This survey will cover the philosophies of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.
Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.

PHIL 211: Greek Philosophy. (3) 

A survey of classical Greek Philosophy. The Presocratics, Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics. Concepts of nature and culture, theories of the self, concepts of being; happiness, virtue, and the good life.

PHIL 244: Introduction to Existentialism. (3)

An examination of the works of writers such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Kafka and Sartre who emphasize such issues as death, decision, rebellion, and faith.

PHIL 245: Professional Ethics. (3) 

Examination of social and ethical problems associated with the business, engineering, medical, and legal professions. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION NON-PROFESSIONAL (PENP)

Courses marked with an * may be repeated for credit because the subject matter varies.

PENP 101: Beginning Swimming. (1-2, no limit)*

Instruction for students who have not been in the water or have a fear of water.

PENP 102: Intermediate Swimming. (1-2, no limit)*

Instruction in all basic strokes. For students who can swim.

PENP 114: Weight Training and Physical Conditioning. (1, no limit)* 

Individual training programs for development of general strength, tone, endurance, and weight control. Fitness Test. Fee.

PENP 115: Intermediate Weight Training. (1, no limit)*

Instruction in advanced weight-lifting principles and techniques as well as fitness related topics. Fitness Test. Fee.

PENP 124: Ballroom Dance. (1-2, no limit)* 

Instruction in the basic movements of social dances such as the foxtrot, waltz, lindy, rumba, tango and cha-cha. 

PENP 128: Beginning Country Western Dance. (1, no limit)* 

Instruction in the basic movements of the Waltz, Two-Step, Swing, and Polka.

PENP 130 – 131: T’ai Chi Ch’uan. (1, no limit)*

Instruction and practice in techniques to enhance body awareness, reduces stress, improve balance and increase strength.

PENP 132: Beginning Tae Kwon Do. (1-2, no limit)*

Instruction in the basic skills, blocks, strikes and kicks of Tae Kwan Do.

PENP 133: Intermediate Tae Kwon Do. (1-2, no limit)*

Advanced instruction in the basic skills, blocks, strikes and kicks of Tae Kwan Do.

PENP 134: Beginning Kung Fu. (1-2, no limit)*

Instruction in basic skills, blocks, strikes, and kicks of Kung Fu.

PENP 136: Personal Defense. (1-2, no limit)*

Instruction in the basic skills needed to defend oneself against assault.

PENP 138 – 139: Karate. (1, no limit)*

Instruction in the basic skills, blocks, strikes, and kicks of Japanese karate.

PENP 155 – 156: Pilates. (1, no limit)*

Instruction in movements that increase balance, core fitness and cardio respiratory endurance.

PENP 158: Aerobic Dance I. (1, no limit)* 

Instruction in continuous movement using basic dance steps for improved cardio respiratory endurance. 

PENP 165: Yoga. (1-2, no limit)*

Introduction to the five areas of yoga which are particularly significant to the Western World.

PENP 166: Intermediate Yoga. (1-2, no limit)*

Instruction in more advanced techniques of Yoga emphasizing the physical aspects of Hatha Yoga.  

PENP 177–178: Fundamentals of Stretching and Relaxation Techniques. (1, no limit)*

Instruction and practice of various techniques to enhance flexibility and reduce stress.

PENP 193*: Topics. (1-2) 

Titles will vary. May be repeated for credit, no limit. New activities offered on an exploratory basis.


PHYSICS (PHYC)

Listed in the UNM-Albuquerque catalog as the Department of Physics and Astronomy. See also “Astronomy.”

PHYC 102: Introduction to Physics. (3)

Designed to introduce non-science majors to basic concepts, laws and skills in physics, in various applications to ordinary life. Energy, momentum, force, wave phenomena, electric charge and light are discussed, also basic properties of gravitational, electromagnetic and nuclear forces. Selections from relativity, quantum theory, atoms and molecules will be included. See PHYC 102L for an optional laboratory. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science.

PHYC 102L: Physics Laboratory. (1) 

Students involve themselves in experiments and projects showing basic concepts related to the atom, the environment and the universe. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science.
Pre- or Corequisite: PHYC 102. Two hours lab. 

PHYC 105: Physics and Society. (3)

Designed to introduce non-science majors to basic concepts, laws and skills in classical and quantum physics as a basis to discuss the interrelationships of society and physics. Examples where energy, momentum, special relativity, thermal physics, quantum and nuclear physics have important roles are discussed; these could include meteorology, aviation weather, fission and fusion reactors, science policy and ethics, alternative energy sources. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science.

PHYC 110: Introduction to Applied Physics. (3)

Preparatory course to review skills needed for PHYC 151/160. Reviews math skills (vectors, trigonometry, word problems, solving equations, etc.) through applications of physics principles to examples such as cell phones, musical instruments, CD players, driving, tools, projectiles, athletics, and electrical circuits.
Prerequisite: MATH 121 or SAT ≥ 570 or ACT ≥ 25.

PHYC 151: General Physics. (3)

Mechanics, sound, heat, fluid, waves.. The sequence (151, 151L, 152, 152L) is required of pre-medical, pre-dental, and pre-optometry students. Only 151 and 152 are required of pharmacy students. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1114).
Prerequisite: (MATH 123 or Compass Trig Test ≥ 60) and (MATH 150 or MATH 180 or ACT > 27 or SAT > 630)) or MATH 151 or MATH 162 or  MATH 181. 

PHYC 151L: General Physics Laboratory. (1) 

Mechanics, sound, heat. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1114). 
Prerequisite:
(MATH 123 or Compass Trig test ≥60) and (MATH 150 or MATH 180 or ACT > 27 or SAT > 630) or MATH 151 or MATH 162 or MATH 181.
Pre- or Corequisite: PHYC 151. Three hours lab. 

PHYC 152: General Physics. (3) 

Electricity, magnetism, optics. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1124). 
Prerequisite: PHYC 151.

PHYC 152L: General Physics Laboratory. (1) 

Electricity, magnetism, optics. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1124).
Pre- or Corequisite: PHYC 152. Three hrs. lab. 

PHYC 157: Problems in General Physics. (1) 

Problem-solving and demonstrations related to PHYC 151. 
Corequisite: PHYC 151. 
Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

PHYC 158: Problems in General Physics. (1) 

Problem-solving and demonstrations related to PHYC 152. 
Corequisite: PHYC 152. 
Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

PHYC 160: General Physics. (3) 

Mechanics, sound. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1214).
Pre- or Corequisite: MATH 162.

PHYC 160L: General Physics Laboratory. (1) 

Mechanics, sound. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1214).
Pre- or Corequisite: PHYC 160. Three hrs. lab.

PHYC 161: General Physics. (3) 

Heat, electricity, magnetism. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1224).
Prerequisite: PHYC 160; Pre- or Corequisite: MATH 163.

PHYC 161L: General Physics Laboratory. (1) 

Electricity and magnetism. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1224).
Pre- or Corequisite: PHYC 161. Three hrs. lab. 

PHYC 167: Problems in General Physics. (1) 

Problem-solving and demonstrations related to PHYC 160. 
Corequisite: PHYC 160. 
Offered on a CR/NC basis only

PHYC 168: Problems in General Physics. (1)

Problem-solving and demonstrations related to 161. 
Corequisite: PHYC 161. 
Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

PHYC 262: General Physics. (3) 

Optics, modern physics. 
Prerequisite: PHYC 161; Pre- or Corequisite: MATH 264.

PHYC 262L: General Physics Laboratory. (1) 

Optics, modern physics. 
Pre- or Corequisite: PHYC 262. Three hrs. lab. 

PHYC 267: Problems in General Physics. (1) 

Problem-solving and demonstrations related to PHYC 262. 
Corequisite: PHYC 262. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.


POLITICAL SCIENCE (POLS) 

POLS 110: The Political World. (3)

An introduction to politics, with emphasis on the ways people can understand their own political systems and those of others. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (NMCCN 1113). Students who have already had courses in political science may not count POLS 110 toward a major.
Concurrent enrollment in 110L, mandatory.

POLS 200: American Politics. (3) 

Survey of American politics, including political behavior of the American electorate, the theory of democracy, the structure and function of American political institutions, and contemporary issues.
Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (NMCCN 1123).

POLS 220: Comparative Politics. (3) 

Designed to give students the ability to understand and evaluate political regimes by focusing on the political history, socio-economic structure, and contemporary political institutions and behavior. Includes consideration of European, and developing systems.
Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences.

POLS 240: International Politics. (3) 

(Also offered as PCST 240) Analyzes significant factors in world politics, including nationalism, “national interest,” ideology, international conflict and collaboration, balance of power, deterrence, international law, and international organization.Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences.


PSYCHOLOGY (PSY) 

PSY 105: General Psychology. (3) 

Overview of the major content areas in psychology. Topics to be covered include learning, cognition, perception, motivation, biological systems, social and abnormal psychology, development, personality, and approaches to psychotherapy. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences.

PSY 200: Statistical Principles. (3)

Presentation of the basic principles of the description and interpretation of data. Provides an acquaintance with statistical principles appropriate to a liberal arts education, as well as a basis for further work in data analysis. Students planning graduate study in any field are advised to also take 302.
Prerequisite: PSY 105.

PSY 220: Developmental Psychology. (3) 

Overview of the physical, perceptual, motor, cognitive, emotional and social development of children from infancy through adolescence. 
Prerequisite: PSY 105.

PSY 231: Psychology of Human Sexuality. (3) 

(Also offered as WMST 231) Exploration of the physiological, cultural, social and individual factors that influence sexual behavior sex roles, and sex identity. 
Prerequisite: PSY 105.

PSY 240: Brain and Behavior. (3) 

A general survey of the biological foundations of behavior. Emphasis is on the central nervous system. 
Prerequisite: PSY 105 or BIOL 110 or BIOL 123

PSY 250: Special Topics in Psychology. (1-3, no limit)*

Study of any psychological topic not otherwise included in the curriculum upon expression of mutual interest by students and faculty. May be repeated for credit provided the subject matter varies.

PSY 260: Psychology of Learning and Memory. (3) 

Survey of the variety of laboratory learning situations, with an emphasis on the application of principles to practical situations. Topics range from simple processes such as conditioning to complex processes such as transfer, memory, and concept formation. 
Prerequisite: PSY 105.

PSY 265: Cognitive Psychology. (3) 

Study of the cognitive processes involved in the encoding, storage, retrieval and use of knowledge including attention, memory, comprehension, categorization, reasoning, problem solving and language.
Prerequisite: PSY 105. 

PSY 271: Social Psychology. (3) 

Study of social influence: perception of oneself and others, attitudes, conformity, attraction, altruism, aggression, groups. 
Prerequisite: PSY 105.

PSY 280: Health Psychology. (3)

This course introduces Health Psychology. The course will cover the role of stress in illness, coping with chronic illness, stress, and pain, and the role of health behavior in health and disease.
Prerequisite: PSY 105.


Public Safety

PBST 101: Introduction to Homeland Security (3)

Historical and contemporary governmental actions for prevention, detection, response and recovery from terrorism and disasters including components of DHS. Multi-jurisdictional agencies’ and stakeholders’ roles. Challenges; Balance between freedom and security.

PBST 102: Principles of Emergency Management (3)

History, characteristics, functions, resources of integrated system; how emergency management services work together in a system of resources and capabilities. Application to all hazards for all government levels, phases and functions of emergency management.

PBST 105: Incident Command (3)

Provides insight into operational levels, functions, responsibilities of supervisors of established ICS organization. Examines Federal Emergency Management Agency, Incident CommandSystem, creation of FEMA’s National Incident Management Systems, how NIMS is structured and works.

PBST 106: Introduction to Terrorism and Public Safety (3)

Introduces terrorism and its impact twenty-first century life. Historical background, definitions, tactics, ideologies, terrorist organizations, including states from around the world. How terrorism influences civilization from public policy to emergency response operations.

PBST 107: Social Impacts of Disaster (3)

Focuses on human behavior and the stages of human response during and after a natural or man-made disaster; for example, hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, floods, fires, chemical spills, nuclear power plant accidents, riots, etc.

PBST 108: Critical Infrastructure Protection (3)

An introduction to analyses and tools to identify critical private and public sector infrastructure and optimal protection strategies.

PBST 109: Public Safety Interview and Report Writing (3)

Writing the types of reports required in a criminal justice career. Gather pertinent information and write report narratives representative of those prepared by individuals working in a profession within the criminal justice system.

PBST 110: Basic Police Operations (3)

Explains duties, authority, responsibilities, and rights of the uniformed police officer. Emphasis on the function of the patrol officer as it relates to criminal investigation, intelligence, vice units and traffic administration.

PBST 119: Traffic Accident Investigation (3)

Studies traffic collisions using scientific methods: vehicle speed calculation, timed distance speed, report writing, diagramming. Explores legal, statistical, professional aspects of the field. Dynamic vehicle experiments; practical exercises gathering facts for traffic investigators.

PBST 120: Emergency Management Planning (3)

Developing an effective emergency planning system. Fundamentals of emergency planning process and rationale behind planning. Effective all-hazard emergency planning operations planning process to save lives and protect property threatened by disaster.

PBST 121: Introduction to Security (3)

Examines the history of security, the role of security professionals, terrorism and national strategies, crime prevention, workplace security, security of physical structures, risk management, critical infrastructure and key national resources, future of security technology.

PBST 131: Introduction to Transportation Security (3)

Examines securing transportation systems, passengers, and cargo. Components of major transportation systems and various security threats, risks, and vulnerabilities they face. Discusses issues involving governmental and non-governmental entities involved in transportation.

PBST 193: Special Topics in Public Safety (1-3)

Topics of specific interest will be developed as needed.

PBST 204: Constitutional Law for the Public Safety Professional (3)

Introduces constitutional law; guarantees of personal liberties in federal constitution. Jurisdiction of U.S. Supreme Court and lower courts, case law, fundamental rights such as trials by jury, right to counsel, privilege, self-incrimination.

PBST 220: Exercise Design and Evaluation (3)

Fundamentals of emergency management exercise design, management, evaluation. Meets FEMA guidelines for exercise design and evaluation courses and DHS Exercise and Evaluation Program.

PBST 221: Developing Volunteers (3)

Designed to provide insight into the tasks, roles and responsibilities required for emergency managers to effectively manage volunteer resources during a disaster.

PBST 230: Intelligence Analysis and Security Management (3)

Identifies components of intelligence analysis and security management. Duties and relationships of different intelligence agencies; historical events with important intelligence analysis and impact of analysis. Importance of security management upon security of the homeland.

PBST 232: Homeland Security Risk Assessment (3)

Examine US homeland security goals; explore the all hazards concept of threat. Domestic and foreign threats, methods of attack, likely targets. Process of identifying threat, risk and vulnerability, impact of attacks.


RELIGIOUS STUDIES (RELG) 

RELG 103: Introduction to the Bible. (3)

Survey of the Bible in historical context.

RELG 105: Religion and the Arts. (3)

Introduction to the relationship between religion and culture as reflected in the arts.

RELG 106: Intermediate New Testament Greek (3)

A continuation of the introductory course. Recommended is one semester of Greek or some equivalent instruction. Goal of the course is an independent and self-confident dialogue with the Greek language and the rediscovery of biblical texts. 

RELG 107: Living World Religions. (3) 

Introduction to major living world religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.
Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities & Fine Arts (NMCCN 1113).

RELG 247: Studies in Religions. (3) 

Elementary topics in the study of world religions. Course may be repeated up to three times provided the topics vary. 

RELG 263: Eastern Religions. (3) 

A study of major Asian traditions, such as Taoism, Hinduism and Buddhism.
Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities & Fine Arts (NMCCN 1213).

RELG 264: Western Religions. (3) 

A study of major Western traditions, such as Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.
Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities & Fine Arts (NMCCN 1223).


ROBOTICS (ROBO)

ROBO 201: Industrial Robotics Operations (3)

This course covers basic robotics operations, including robotics system components, peripherals, robot set-up, programming, production, and robotics operation safety practices.
Prerequisite: ELCT 163 and CS 151L

ROBO 202: Advanced Industrial Robotics (3)

This course covers industrial robotics programming and intelligent visual recognition software. Students will work with robots, peripheral equipment, and workspaces specific to industrial manufacturing robots. 
Prerequisite: ROBO 201

ROBO 204: Programmable Logic Controllers (3)

This course explores the many aspects of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) from basic concepts to system level applications. 
Prerequisite: ELCT 163.

ROBO 290 Robotic Synthesis (3)

This is a capstone course in the robotics program. Students will integrate and demonstrate all previously gained robotics, electronics, manufacturing, CADD, and programming skills to produce a comprehensive robotic project. 

ROBO 293: Topics in Robotics (1-3)

This course is a topics course for robotics.


RUSSIAN (RUSS)

RUSS 101: Elementary Russian. (3) 

Elementary Russian for students with no previous exposure to the language. Development of all four-language skills: reading, speaking, writing and listening comprehension. Can be taken in conjunction with RUSS 103.

RUSS 102: Elementary Russian II. (3) 

Elementary Russian for students who have completed RUSS 101 or equivalent. Continued development of all four skills. Can be taken in conjunction with RUSS 104.

RUSS 201-202: Intermediate Russian I–Intermediate Russian II. (3, 3) 


SOCIOLOGY (SOC) 

SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology. (3) 

Basic concepts, topics, and theories of contemporary sociology. Prerequisite for more advanced courses in sociology. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (NMCCN 1113).

SOC 200: Foundations of Social Welfare. (3) 

Overview of social welfare institutions in Western societies related to social change, stratification, economy, politics, dependency, poverty, wealth, and unemployment in U.S. and other countries; examines social work and related human service occupations.

Prerequisite: SOC 101.

SOC 205: Crime, Public Policy and the Criminal Justice System. (3) 

The study of crime, the criminal justice system and crime-related public policy. Discussion of key criminological concepts, measurement of crime and delinquency, its distribution in society, victimization, public opinion, the criminal justice system, crime control strategies and policies. 

Prerequisite: SOC 101.

SOC 211: Social Problems. (3) 

Description and analysis of major social problems facing American society. Foci may include: poverty, homelessness, alcohol and drug problems, race and ethic relations, aging and mental illness. 

Prerequisite: SOC 101. 

SOC 213: Deviance. (3) 

Survey of major forms of norm-violating behavior in American society, such as drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, criminal behavior, and sexual deviance. Discussion of sociological explanations of the causes of, and attempts to address, these behaviors. 

Prerequisite: SOC 101.

SOC 216: The Dynamics of Prejudice. (3) 

Exploration of social constructions of inequalities by race, gender, class, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, disability, immigrant status, and age. Students will conceptualize the intersecting oppressions and resistances at individual, institutional, and structural levels.

SOC 221: Documenting Globalization and Human Rights (Global Issues) (3)

The course will focus on human rights issues in the broader sociopolitical context of globalization, and will analyze how social change in relationship to human rights mobilization and contestation occurs. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences.
Prerequisite: SOC 101. 

SOC 230: Society and Personality. (3) 

The social psychology of personalities, relationships, small groups, and organizations. 
Prerequisite: SOC 101.


SOLAR TECHNOLOGY (SLRT)

SLRT 162: Photovoltaics I: Analysis . (3) 

This course covers photovoltaic principles and the use of photovoltaics in stand-alone and interconnected (grid-tied) electrical systems. Includes detailed site analysis, system sizing, component and installation recommendations, and economic analyses.

SLRT 163: Photovoltaics II: Equipment & Installation. (3) 

This course discusses equipment for and installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems. Topics covered include system components and configurations, cells, modules, arrays, batteries, charge controllers, and inverters. Also discussed are mechanical & electrical integration of PV systems, utility interconnection, commissioning, maintenance & troubleshooting PV systems.
Prerequisite: SLRT 162

SLRT 210: Solar Thermal Technology. (3) 

Study of various technologies and logistics involved with solar heating. Evaluate optiman system size and type.  Learn about installation recommendations, equipment selection, site analysis.  Discuss system set-up and plumbing, sweat soldering piping, electronic control.
Prerequisite: MATH 121 and MATH 107 and ELCT 105L

SLRT 250: Green Architectural Design. (4) 

This course explores the many aspects of architectural design and construction that create environmentally sustainable and energy efficient structures. Topics include passive vs. active solar thermal, energy efficient infrastructure, retrofitting existing structures, energy auditing, and an introduction to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
Prerequisite: MATH 123


SPANISH (SPAN) AND PORTUGUESE

Courses marked with an * may be repeated for credit because the subject matter varies.

SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I. (3)

Beginning Spanish for students with no previous exposure to Spanish. Development of all four language skills, with emphasis on listening and speaking.

SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II. (3)

Beginning Spanish for students who have completed Span 101 or equivalent. Continued development of four skills with emphasis on listening and speaking. 

SPAN 103-104: Elementary Spanish Conversation I–Elementary Spanish Conversation II. (1, 1) 

Supplementary courses to SPAN 101-102 for students interested in additional practice in speaking. 

CR/NC.
Pre or Corequisite: SPAN 101 or 102

SPAN 111: Elementary SHL I. (3)

Beginning Spanish for students who grew up in a Spanish-speaking environment. Will build upon the language base which the students already possess. Development of all four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. (L)

SPAN 112: Elementary SHL II. (3)

Beginning Spanish for heritage language students who have completed 111 or equivalent. Continued development of the four skills with an emphasis on reading and writing, vocabulary building and review of grammar. (L)

SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I. (3) 

Intermediate Spanish for students who have completed 102 or equivalent. Review of grammar and further development of all four skills.

SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II. (3)

Intermediate Spanish for students who have completed SPAN 201 or equivalent. Continued development of all four skills with emphasis on reading. 

SPAN 203: Spanish Conversation. (3) 

For students who have completed or are currently enrolled in SPAN 201, SPAN 202, or SPAN 276. Small classes designed to increase skills in speaking Spanish. Not for native speakers.
Pre or Corequisite: SPAN 201 or 202 or 211 or 212 or 276.

SPAN 211: Intermediate SHL I. (3)

Intermediate Spanish for heritage language students who have completed 102 or equivalent. Review of grammar and continued development of the four skills with an emphasis on literacy and speaking. (L)

SPAN 212: Intermediate SHL II. (3)

Intermediate Spanish for heritage language students who have completed 201 or equivalent. Further development of all four skills, with an emphasis on reading authentic materials, on practical writing needs and communicating with other native speakers. (L) 

SPAN 293*: Topics. (1-3) 

Titles will vary.


STATISTICS (STAT) 

STAT 145: Introduction to Statistics. (3) 

Techniques for the visual presentation of numerical data, descriptive statistics, introduction to probability and basic probability models used in statistics, introduction to sampling and statistical inference, illustrated by examples from a variety of fields.
Prerequisite:
ACT ≥22 or SAT ≥510 or Compass > 54 or Compass College Algebra > 33.  or (Math 118 and Math 119) or (MATH 101 and MATH 102) or MATH 120 or 121 or 123 or 150 or 162 or 163 or 180 or 182 or 264.


THEATRE (THEA)

THEA 105: Theatre Appreciation. (3) 

For majors and non-majors. Study of the various elements of the practice of theatre: acting, directing, design, production, playwriting. Issues of spectatorship and criticism also addressed. Required attendance at a number of performances. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1113). 

THEA 130: Acting I. (3)

Exploration of the basic fundamentals of acting through exercises, games and improvisation. Development of the imaginative, physical and emotional skills of the actor. 
Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.


UNIVERSITY (UNIV)

UNIV 101: Seminar: Introduction to UNM and Higher Education (1-3)

Designed to accelerate successful transition to the academic environment at a research university.


UNIVERSITY HONORS (UHON) 

UHON 121-122: Honors Legacy Seminar (3 to maximum of 9)

Surveys of major ideas basic to the intellectual, historical and artistic traditions of Western Culture. One 100-level seminar required for graduation. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts


WOMEN STUDIES (WMST)

WMST 200: Introduction to Women’s Studies. (3)

This interdisciplinary course explores intersectional influences of gender, race, class, sexuality, and other factors of identity in regional, national, and international contexts; the critical historical study of feminist activism and Women's Studies in the U.S.

WMST 250. Black Women. (3)

A comprehensive survey of the role Black Women has played in the society of the United States. Emphasis will be placed on achievements and contributions.

WMST 279: Interdisciplinary Topics. (1-3, repeatable to a maximum of three times)

Can be repeated for credit three times by students earning a major or minor in Women Studies. Titles will vary.