Dec 09, 2021  
2004-2005 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2004-2005 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Occupational Therapy

  
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    OCTH 485 - Individualized Fieldwork in Occupational Therapy


    This course provides additional Level I fieldwork to explore particular clinical interests or to address specific performance issues identified in OCTH 484. The student and an occupational therapy faculty member develop specific objectives for an individualized clinical experience which includes regular supervision with a faculty member and a clinical supervisor, with readings, special projects, written assignments, and/or presentations.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    OCTH 484 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 1-6 s.h
  
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    OCTH 492 - Individual Study in Occupational Therapy


    This course provides occupational therapy students with the opportunity to engage in individualized study with an occupational therapy faculty member. The student may explore particular academic or professional interests, beyond or within the requirement of the occupational therapy curriculum. The learning experience may include independent reading or writing on a topic related to the field. This course may be taken more than once.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Occupational therapy major or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 1-4 s.h
  
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    OCTH 531 - Occupation, Dysfunction, and Adaptation in Adults I


    Occupation, Dysfunction, and Adaptation in Adults I

    Credits: 3.sh.
  
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    OCTH 532 - Occupation, Dysfunction, and Adaptation in Adults II


    Occupation, Dysfunction, and Adaptation in Adults II

    Credits: 3 s.h.
  
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    OCTH 533 - Occupation, Dysfunction, and Adaptation in Adults III


    Occupation, Dysfunction, and Adaptation in Adults III

    Credits: 3 s.h.
  
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    OCTH 534 - Occupation, Dysfunction, and Adaptation in Adults IV


    Occupation, Dysfunction, and Adaptation in Adults IV   

    Credits: 3 s.h.
  
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    OCTH 535 - Development and OT Adaptation for the Older Adult


    Development and OT Adaptation for the Older Adult

    Credits: 3 s.h.
  
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    OCTH 550 - Occupational Therapy Management


    Occupational Therapy Management

    Credits: 3 s.h.
  
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    OCTH 582 - Graduate Seminar


    Graduate Seminar

    Credits: 3 s.h.
  
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    OCTH 583 - Research in OT Practice


    Research in OT Practice

    Credits: 2 s.h.
  
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    OCTH 586 - Clinical Education II


    Clinical Education II

    Credits: 10 s.h.
  
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    OCTH 587 - Clinical Education III


    Clinical Education III

    Credits: 10 s.h.
  
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    OCTH 620 - Research in Occupational Theory Practice


    Using a case-based approach, students in this course gain experience in searching    
    for, summarizing, and analyzing the literature underlying the evaluation and    
    treatment of individuals with specific conditions and needs. Students observe      
    experienced clinicians working with clients in that area and then work in small groups  
    to analyze and interpret field notes to compare observed practice guidelines        
    supported by evidence.

    Credits: 2 s.h.
  
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    OCTH 686 - Specialty Clinical Education


    Specialty Clinical Education

    Credits: 3 s.h.

Philosophy

  
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    MGTE 225* - Business Ethics


    This course is intended to sensitize students to ethical issues in business and to develop a capacity for moral judgment in management.

    Fulfills philosophy General Education category.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    None

    Credits: 3 s.h

  
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    PHIL 103* - Conflict of Ideals


    This course explores the major philosophical thinkers and value systems that have influenced twentieth century thought. Students are encouraged to explore and expand their own value systems using the tools of philosophical inquiry.

    Fulfills philosophy General Education category.

    Credits: 3 s.h

  
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    PHIL 105* - Introduction to Philosophy


    This course studies representative thinkers in the major areas of philosophy.

    Fulfills philosophy General Education category.

    Credits: 3 s.h

  
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    PHIL 106* - Ethics


    This course is a study of theories of value, along with recent discussion of significant moral problems.

    Fulfills philosophy General Education category.

    Credits: 3 s.h.

  
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    PHIL 108* - Logic


    This course introduces students to the basics of critical thinking in the context of everyday discourse, including the structure of argument, major types of argument, criteria for evaluation of argument, common fallacies of reasoning, and the mechanics of writing an argumentative essay.

    Fulfills philosophy General Education category.

    Credits: 3 s.h.

  
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    PHIL 288* - Special Topics in Philosophy


    Responding to changing currents in the field of philosophy, this course explores a topic of contemporary relevance.

    Fulfills philosophy General Education category.

    Credits: 3 s.h.

  
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    PHIL 380* - Existentialism


    The course is an examination of those philosophers who stand within the existentialist tradition. It explores such subjects as objective and existential truth, inauthentic and authentic existence, death, and freedom.

    Fulfills philosophy General Education category.

    Credits: 3 s.h.


Physical Education

  
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    PHED 102 - Instructional Strategies in Physical Education


    This course introduces students to generic teaching strategies, techniques, and safety issues in physical education. Lecture sessions focus upon conceptual foundations of teaching. Laboratory sessions are devoted to practical applications of lecture concepts in school based laboratory settings.

    Credits: 3 s.h
  
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    PHED 212 - Principles and Problems of Coaching


    This course highlights the role of the coach and the coach’s application of selected concepts and principles from psychology, sociology, and physiology toward the development of the individual and team for athletic competition in schools and colleges. Special attention is given to an awareness and understanding of the problems associated with motivation and emotion in sport; legal liability; the learning and improvement of motor skills; daily, weekly, and seasonal planning; training and conditioning methods; and the integration of the whole individual and team in preparation for contests.

    Credits: 2 s.h
  
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    PHED 226 - Physical Education Design and Implementation Grades PreK-12/I


    This yearlong course is designed to help second year physical education teacher preparation students further their pedagogical content knowledge and to introduce principles of curriculum development for grades pre-K through 12. Students apply and practice developmentally appropriate activities in school-based laboratory settings. Legal liability issues are emphasized in both lecture and lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PHED 102, MOSK 140, MOST 105. The course is open only to movement studies majors in the Physical Education Teacher Preparation program.

    Credits: 3 s.h
  
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    PHED 227 - Physical Education Design and Implementation Grades PreK-12/II


    This yearlong course is designed to help second year physical education teacher preparation students further their pedagogical content knowledge and to introduce principles of curriculum development for grades pre-K through 12. Students apply and practice developmentally appropriate activities in school-based laboratory settings. Legal liability issues are emphasized in both lecture and lab.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PHED 102, MOSK 140, MOST 105. The course is open only to movement studies majors in the Physical Education Teacher Preparation program.

    Credits: 3 s.h
  
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    PHED 281 - College-Level Supervised On-Campus Teaching


    This course presents an opportunity to gain experience in the techniques, methodologies, and philosophies of teaching selected activities under the close supervision and guidance of Springfield College faculty members. It may be repeated once.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permission of the department.

    Credits: 1 s.h
  
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    PHED 308W - Adapted Physical Education Programming


    This course provides basic information on disabling conditions and on how to provide adapted physical education programs based upon an individual’s assessed needs. Laboratory sessions afford practical experience in screening and assessment; identification, selection, and prescription of appropriate exercise programs; and implementation of developmental activities, rhythmics, aquatics, and games.

    May fulfill WAC.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PHED 226 and 227

    Credits: 3 s.h

  
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    PHED 311 - Coaching and Officiating Baseball


    This course provides students with a basic understanding of the variables associated with the coaching of baseball on all levels. The major emphasis is on providing students with team strategy, fundamentals, and technical skills necessary to assist them in administering a successful baseball program. Two semester hours are allocated to the coaching aspects of the sport, while one semester hour is allocated to offensive and defensive fundamentals and technical skills.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PEAI 141, or permission of Instructor.

    Credits: 3 s.h
  
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    PHED 314 - Coaching Football


    Course material covers the techniques and methods of coaching football, with emphasis on team play. Also included are offensive and defensive methods for the running, passing, and kicking games. Complete organization of a football program is presented.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PEAI 157, or permission of Instructor.

    Credits: 2 s.h
  
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    PHED 315 - Coaching Men’s Gymnastics


    This course presents methods and materials of gymnastic coaching, as well as an analysis of competitive gymnastic skills. Conduct of gymnastic meets is also included in the course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PEAI 171, or permission of Instructor.

    Credits: 2 s.h
  
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    PHED 317 - Coaching and Officiating Basketball


    This course emphasizes the methods of teaching and coaching basketball, with an analysis of specific offenses and defenses. A definite plan of offense and defense is presented.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PEAC 144 or PEPC 244 or PEAI 144 or permission of Instructor.

    Credits: 3 s.h
  
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    PHED 319 - Coaching and Officiating Softball


    Techniques and materials for coaching softball at the secondary school and college levels are presented. Emphasis is also placed on the philosophy and psychology of varsity coaching, conditioning, and team strategy.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PEAC 156 or PEPC 256 or PEAI 156 or permission of Instructor.

    Credits: 3 s.h
  
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    PHED 321 - Coaching and Officiating Track and Field


    This course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills to       
    successfully coach track and field at the high school and collegiate levels, and also  
    achieve certification as a Western Massachusetts Track and Field Official.  This
    course provides the students an opportunity for the study of problems, methods of
    training, progressive drills used to learn the events and the various techniques in     
    common use today.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PEPC 263, or permission of Instructor.

    Credits: 3 s.h
  
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    PHED 322 - Coaching and Officiating Volleyball


    This course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills to     
    successfully coach volleyball at the high school and collegiate levels, and to be    
    prepared to complete certification to officiate high school volleyball matches.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PEPC 258 or PEAI 158 or permission of Instruction.

    Credits: 3 s.h
  
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    PHED 323 - Coaching and Officiating Wrestling


    Course material covers the essential techniques of wrestling, the development of a team, conditioning, conduct of practice sessions, weight reduction, and preparation of a team for meets and tournaments.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PEAI 184 or PEPC 284 or permission of Instructor.

    Credits: 3 s.h
  
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    PHED 325 - Coaching Women’s Gymnastics


    This course presents methods and materials of gymnastic coaching, as well as an analysis of competitive gymnastic skills. Conduct of gymnastic meets is also included in the course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PEAI 171, or permission of Instructor.

    Credits: 2 s.h
  
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    PHED 326 - Coaching Swimming and Diving


    This is a systematic treatment of the philosophy, principles, and techniques of teaching and coaching swimming and diving.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PEAI 104 or PEPC 204 or PEAC 206 or permission of Instructor.

    Credits: 2 s.h
  
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    PHED 336 - Officiating Athletic Events


    This course provides students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills requisite to becoming a competent official for selected interscholastic athletic events. It may be repeated for credit as long as the athletic event designated is not replicated.

    Credits: 1 s.h
  
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    PHED 337 - Coaching Field Hockey


    Techniques and materials for coaching field hockey at the secondary school and college levels are presented. Emphasis is also placed on the philosophy and psychology of varsity coaching, conditioning, and team strategy.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PEAI 150, or permission of Instructor.

    Credits: 2 s.h
  
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    PHED 338 - Coaching and Officiating Soccer


    This course emphasizes the analysis and teaching of individual skills and team play. Various types of offense and defense are presented. The course also includes strategy and the function of the coach and his/her opportunity as an educator.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PEAC 155 or PEPC 255 or PEAI 155 or permission of the instructor.

    Credits: 3 s.h
  
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    PHED 342 - Sports First Aid and Injury Prevention


    Within this course, basic injury prevention, evaluation, and emergency care techniques are discussed, and ARC certification in Adult CPR and standard First Aid is awarded to students meeting the requirements. Basic wrapping and strapping techniques used in injury prevention are practiced and discussed.

    Credits: 3 s.h
  
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    PHED 344 - Athletic Administration


    This course prepares students to organize and administer a program of intramural and interscholastic sports at both the public school and college levels. Consideration is given to the problems and standards associated with such programs.

    Credits: 2 s.h
  
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    PHED 346 - Pre-Practicum-Elementary Level


    This pre-practicum provides prospective physical education teachers with opportunities for observing, assisting, and teaching physical education in the elementary school setting.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Matriculated status and PHED 226-227. Student must be an official candidate for teacher licensure.

    Credits: 2 s.h
  
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    PHED 347 - Pre-Practicum-Secondary Level


    This pre-practicum provides prospective physical education teachers with opportunities for observing, assisting, and teaching physical education in the secondary school setting.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Matriculated status and PHED 226-227. Student must be an official candidate for teacher licensure.

    Credits: 2 s.h
  
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    PHED 349 - Coaching Practicum


    This pre-practicum provides prospective coaches with an opportunity to assist in the coaching of interscholastic competitive athletics in grades 7-12.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PHED 212 or concurrent registration.

    Credits: 2 s.h
  
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    PHED 357 - Pre-Practicum Seminar in Physical Education


    In this seminar students critically examine teaching experiences with respect to content and pedagogical content, knowledge, curriculum development and legal liability.  A critical thinking format is utilized in all seminars. The primary teaching       
    methodology is a problem-solving approach, thus students reflect on assignments and experiences then discuss these experiences with respect to future pedagogical 
    decision-making. Course is to be taken concurrently with PHED 346/347 or in         
    adjacent semester, if PHED 346/347 is taken in winter or summer session.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PHED 226 and 227

    Credits: 1 s.h.
  
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    PHED 423 - Organization and Administration of Intramurals


    This course analyzes the total aspects of organizing and administering an intramural sports program on the high school, junior college, and college/ university levels. Leadership qualities, financing, publicizing, liabilities, tournament preparation, equipment, motivational aspects, and the role of coeducational activities are among some of the topics discussed.

    Credits: 2 s.h
  
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    PHED 481 - History of Physical Education and Sport


    This course explores the history of physical education and sport within the context of human cultural development. It includes interpretations of exercise, sport, and dance from 1600 B.C. to the present.

    Credits: 2 s.h
  
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    PHED 484 - Practicum in Physical Education PreK-8


    This is a supervised practicum under the direct guidance of a teacher-certified physical educator for a minimum of seven weeks at the PreK-8 level. Assignments are made in consultation with and by permission of the director of educator preparation.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MOST major, matriculation, permission of the department, and the following courses: First Aid/CPR Certification, PHED 102, 226-227, 308, and a pre-practicum. Student must have passed MTEL exams and courses designated by their program.

    Credits: 7 s.h
  
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    PHED 485 - Practicum in Physical Education 5-12


    This is a supervised practicum under the direct guidance of a teacher-certified physical educator for a minimum of seven weeks at the 5-12 level. Site arrangements are made in consultation with and by permission of the director of educator preparation.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MOST major, matriculation, permission of the department, and the following courses: First Aid/ CPR Certification, PHED 102, 226-227, 308, and a pre-practicum. Student must have passed MTEL exams and courses designated by their program.

    Credits: 7 s.h
  
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    PHED 494 - Practicum in Physical Education


    This is a supervised practicum under the direct guidance of a teacher-certified physical educator for a minimum of fourteen weeks at either the PreK-8 or 5-12 level. Site assignments are made in consultation with and by permission of the director of educator preparation.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MOST major, matriculation, permission of the department, permission of the department, and the following courses: First Aid/CPR Certification, PHED 102, 226-227, 308, and a pre-practicum. Student must have passed MTEL exams and courses designated by their program.

    Credits: 14 s.h

Physical Education Activity Course

  
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    PEAC * All - Physical Education Activity Courses


    PEAC skills courses are All-College activity courses designed for the general College population and are intended to support the development of student commitment to and skills needed for lifelong participation in movement activity. These skills courses satisfy the four semester hour General Education requirement in physical education. Credts are .5 unless noted.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 100* - Fitness for Life


    This course is an introduction to the concepts and practice of basic wellness and
    fitness for life with emphasis on the principles of health-related fitness (cardio-
    respiratory endurance, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and 
    flexibility).  The course will consistent of approximately one-third lecture and two-    
    thirds activity.                            

    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: 1 s.h

  
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    PEAC 101* - Boating and Canoeing


    This course will teach students the basic fundamentals of boating and canoeing.       
    Students will gain an understanding of the history, water rating system, equipment and techniques of boating and canoeing.  The learning environment for this course will be in the classroom, the swimming pool, and at designated outdoor flat water and moving water areas.

    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h

  
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    PEAC 102* - SCUBA Certification


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: 1 s.h
  
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    PEAC 103* - In-line Skating


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 104* - Swimming


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 105* - Indoor Soccer


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 106* - Synchronized Swimming


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 107* - Water Polo and Aquatic Games


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 108* - Sports for the Disabled I


     

    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h

  
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    PEAC 109* - Sports for the Disabled II


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 110* - Tennis


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 111* - Aerobic Dance


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 114* - Hiking and Backpacking


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 115* - Fitness Swimming


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 116* - Jogging


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 117* - Mountain Biking


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 119* - Kayaking


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 120* - Relaxation


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 121* - Tai Chi Chuan


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 122* - Weight Training


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 123* - Tai Ji Jian


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 124* - Walking


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 127* - Dance-Ballet l (can fulfill VAPA General Education category)


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 128* - Outdoor Adventure


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 129* - Rock Climbing


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 130* - Dance-Ballroom


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 132* - Dance-Multicultural


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 133* - Dance-Modern (can fulfill VAPA General Education category)


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 134* - Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 135* - Dance-Square l


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 136* - White Water Canoeing


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 137* - Dance-Tap


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 140* - Dance-Line Dancing


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 141* - Table Tennis


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 142* - Tae Kwon Do I


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 143* - Tae Kwon Do II


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 144* - Basketball


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 145* - Yoga


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 147* - Martial Arts


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 148* - Team Handball


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 153* - Lacrosse-Men


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 154* - Lacrosse-Women


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 155* - Soccer


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 156 - Softball-Slow Pitch


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 158 - Volleyball


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 161 - Archery


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 165 - Badminton


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
  
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    PEAC 167 - Bowling


    Fulfills General Education Physical Education requirement.

    Credits: .5 s.h
 

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