BCA 300 African and African American Film 3(3-0)
Examination of films by and about Africans and African Americans. First part of course deals with African and second part with African American films. Prerequisite: sophomore status. (University Program Group I-B)
BCA 311 Electronic Media Copywriting 3(3-0)
Practice in the pervasive short forms of audio and video writing: commercials, continuity, public service announcements, and campaign evolution. Prerequi- site: ENG 101 with a minimum grade of B or ENG 103/099 with a minimum grade of B or ELI 198 with a minimum grade of B or ENG 201 with a minimum grade of B.
BCA 503 Critiquing Mass Media 3(3-0)
Critical appraisal of mass communications systems and their content with spe- cial attention to the electronic media’s aesthetic properties and economic, political, and societal effects. Prerequisites: BCA 210 with a grade of C or better.
BCA 520 Special Topics in Mass Media 1-9(Spec)
Current topics for each semester listed in the Schedule of Classes. Repeatable up to 9 hours when content does not duplicate previous special topics studies. Prerequisite: Limited to juniors or above.
BCA 525 Film Genre Study 3-9(Spec)
In-depth examination of selected film genres, themes, and trends. Repeatable up to 9 hours when content previously studied is not duplicated. Prerequisite: Limited to juniors or above.
BCA 625 Film and Video Theory and Criticism 3(3-0)
Study of the major theories of film and video emphasizing the reflective, transformational, and semiotic schools. Survey of various critical modes. Prerequisites: BCA 288.
BIO - Biology
BIO 100 Introduction to Field Biology at Beaver Island 3(1-4)
Introduction to methods used in field study and analyses of data. Emphasis on basic relationships between organisms and their environment. At Beaver Island only. Does not count towards any Biology Major.
BIO 101 General Biology 3(2-2)
The study of living organisms. Fundamental principles of biology are integrated with local and global issues of current interest. Satisfies University Program Group II laboratory requirement. No credit toward Biology major or minor. May be used toward satisfying the requirements of Integrated Science major or minor for students seeking certification in Elementary Education only. Students may only earn credit in one of the following: BIO 101, BIO 105, or BIO 110. (University Program Group II-A)
BIO 105 Introductory Quantitative Biology 3(2-2)
Basic theories of biology including the characteristics of life, physiological mechanisms of organisms, patterns of heredity, and ecological interactions. Quantitative aspects of these topics. Satisfies University Program Group II laboratory requirement. Credit may not be earned in both BIO 101 and BIO 105. (University Program Group II-B)
BIO 151 Human Biology 3(3-0)
An introduction to human biology including the cell, genetics, sexuality, struc- ture, and function of the skeleto-muscula , digestive, circulatory, excretory, and nervous systems. No previous background in science required. This course may not be used to satisfy the requirements for a Biology major or minor. (University Program Group II-A)
BIO 203 General Botany 3(2-3) Study of the structure, function, physiology, evolution, diversity and ecology of plants. Prerequisites: One of the following: BIO 101, 105 or 110
BIO 218 General Zoology 3(2-3)
A general survey of the animal kingdom with emphasis on phylogeny, tax- onomy, structure, physiology, and ecology of type examples of the major phyla. Prerequisite: BIO 101 or BIO 105.
BIO 229 Nature Study 3(2-3) Identification of local flora and fauna and their relationships to the environment. Materials important for teachers, and for outdoor and recreational directors.
BIO 240 Conservation of Natural Resources 3(3-0)
Ecological approaches to issues of global environmental sustainability, with emphasis on preservation of natural resources such as soil, wate , forests and wildlife. (University Program Group II-A)
BIO 334 Soil Science 3(2-2)
An introduction to the physical, chemical, and biotic properties of soils; soil classification and mapping; and soil resource issues. Identical to GEO 334. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. Prerequisites: Six (6) hours of environmental science; CHM 120 or CHM 131.
BIO 340 Ecology 3(2-3)
Interaction among plants, animals, man, and the environment. Prerequisite: Completion of University Program Group II (Natural Sciences) and a minimum of 45 hours of University credit.
BIO 351 Biological Science for Elementary Teachers 3(Spec) Development of teaching methods and laboratory skills necessary for teaching of grades K-8. Prerequisite: BIO 101 or BIO 105.
BIO 392 Mammalian Physiology 4(3-3)
The functioning of the mammalian body and its component parts, with an emphasis on human systems. Prerequisites: 45 credits completed; BIO 208; One of: CHM 132, 161, 342.
BIO 541 Wildlife Biology and Management 4(2-4) Presents the basic ecological principles and the varied techniques utilized in managing the wildlife resource. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
BIS - Business Information Systems
BIS 104 Computers and Society 3(3-0)
Fundamental concepts and applications of computers. Impact of the computer on human events and social institutions. Control, predictions, and implications of future computer developments. Does not count on CPS major or minor. Identi- cal to CPS 100. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. (University Program Group IV-A)
BIS 105 Word Processing Concepts 1(1-0)
Introduction to word processing and desktop publishing concepts. Features common to most word processing software. Evaluation of software packages. Identical to CPS 105. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. Prerequisites: BIS 112.
BIS 106 Spreadsheet Concepts 1(1-0)
Introduction to spreadsheets and report generation. Features common to most spreadsheets. Evaluation of software packages. Identical to CPS 106. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. Recommended: Familiarity with microcomputer use.
BIS 107 Database Concepts 1(1-0)
Introduction to database and report generation. Features common to most database products. Evaluation of software packages. Identical to CPS 107. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. Recommended: Familiarity with microcomputer use.
BIS 112 Beginning Keyboarding 1(1-0) For students with no keyboarding skills. Development of alphabetic and numeric keyboarding skills on a microcomputer. Five weeks of instruction.
BIS 221 Computers In Business I 3(3-0)
The management-oriented study of computer information systems in business, including model building and decision support. Includes coverage of leading software packages used in business. Prerequisites: 26 credits completed with 2.0 minimum GPA; MTH 105 or ACC 201, or corequisite: ACC 201.
BIS 360 Business Communication 3(3-0)
Development of an understanding of the communication process through business letters, memorandums, business reports, and oral presentations. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Recommended: ENG 201; 56 semester hours completed.
BIS 445 Small Business Organization and Operation 3(3-0)
Practical study of location, layout, organization, buying, and merchandising as applied to marketing education. Project method will be used. Prerequisites: MGT 312; MKT 300 or MKT 220; 56 semester hours completed; either admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on a signed major or minor.
BIS 470 Business Report Writing 3(3-0)
Communication of information by written reports as a logical approach to solving business problems. Prerequisites: BIS 360; 56 semester hours completed; either admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on a signed major or minor or with approval from the Office of Undergraduate Business Studies.
BIS 492 Practicum in Small Business 3(Spec)
Provides the student an opportunity to analyze the accounting, finance, marketing, management, and production systems of an ongoing small busi- ness. Identical to ACC/FIN/MGT/MKT 492. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. Prerequisites: permission of instructor; 56 semester hours completed; either admission to Professional Business Studies or listed on a signed major or minor.
BIS 497 Special Studies in Business Information Systems 1-12(Spec)
Selected topics not normally included in existing courses, with current topics listed in the semester Class Schedule. Repeatable up to 12 credits with different topics. Prerequisites: See Class Schedule.
BIS 555 Technology in Business 1-12(Spec)
Issues related to technology and developing and refining computer-related skills and knowledge for solving business problems. Maximum of 6 hours apply to MBE. Prerequisites: admission to MBE.