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ml planning I numincs basic items necessary 10 prepare urban and
ill comprehensive plans (Also ofTered as GEOG 152 may not be
taken foi duplicate •. rcdil i

RGPI 412 Research Semlnai l< 0l-3cr

Prerequisite: RGPI 468

I Ins seniot seminal and workshop constitute .i capstone course that
Focuses on recent research in the tnajoi field Students carr> out .i research
project on a topic ol local ot regional importance i Mso offered as GEOG

412. i\. >i be taken foi duplicate credit)

RGPI -1 1 5 Remote Sensing »c ni-.Ur

Deals with aii photographs, satellite imagery, thermal sensing, and radai
imager) and theii application to deriving information about the earth's
physical and cultural landscapes t Uso offered as GEOG 415; may not be
taken foi duplic ate credit)

K(.PI 4P technical Issues in (ils 3c-01-3cr

Prerequisite: RGPI 116

\ project-based class in which students learn the -.kills to develop .mil main-
tain .i Geographic Information System rhrough cooperative learning, tlic\
design and implement functional systems Methods foi designing GIS sys-
tems in usei specification, data collection, data input, project management,
and system documentation are covered. ( Uso offered as GEOG 41 7; may
not be taken fbi duplicate credit)

RGPI 421 Regional (.is Management 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: RGPI 41" oi instructoi permission
Principles and methods foi creating, operating, maintaining, and managing
.lata lor multi-user geospatial information systems arc studied Each student
will customize, document, and operate a multi-user geographic information
system of his or Ikt design i Also offered as ( iE< >( ■ 42 1 ; may not be taken
for duplicate credit)

RGPL 440 ( onservation: Environmental Analysis 3c-0l-3cr

Problems ol exploitation and utilization of regional resources such as soils.

minerals, forests, and wildlife are considered m relation to population

growth and regional planning and development t Uso offered as (lit K .
441). maj not be taken for duplicate credit)

RGPL 453 Planning Design 1 3c-0l-3cr

Introduces professional graphic communications Emphasizes the use of
2-1) Computer Aided Design (C \Di applications, plan graphics, and profes-
sional standards to represent and solve basic physical planning problems.

(Offered as RGPL 353 prioi to 2008-09)

RGPL 454 Planning Design II 3c-01-3cr

Prerequisites: RGPI 550, $53 or instructor permission
Introduces the activity of design, design programming, design decision
making, and design communications I ocuses specifically on the develop-
ment of site planning, site analysis, and site design skills as well as the

translation ol design program elements into physical form.

RGPL 45S Land I SC I ,a« 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: RGPL ^ s <»

Introduces principles ol land use law. FOCUS is on federal constitutional
principles and ke> Supreme Court cases, especially as thev relate to actions
ol local units ol government and municipal planning practice. Deals with
the present state of land use lav. and with current trends and issues

R(;PI. 464 I. and I se Policy 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: RGPL 150

Introduces and provides an overview of land use issues at the regional,
state, and federal levels. Emphasizes the evolution of contemporary policy
strategies, constitutional issues, and regional controversies involved in the
regulation ol metropolitan growth, central city decline, and management
of public lands i Vlso offered as (it ( Ki 4(>4: may not be taken for duplicate

Kt.l'l it. x Planning rheorj U HI lei

Pi . requisites: K< IP1

A seminal on contemporary debates concerning planning traditions prin-
ciples, and practices fhc activity of plannii ral
theoretical frame i and ma

Kt.Pl 4Hi Special topics U 01 lei

Prerequisite: Vs appropriate to ntenl

i Iffered on on experimental asis to explore topics not

included 111 the established curriculum A given topk may be offered i
any special topk identity no more than three times special topics
numbered 481 are primarily foi upper-level undergraduate students

also be Offered as ( ■ I ( »< ■ 481 may not be taken foi duplicate credit under
same title)

Kt.Pl 4X2 Independent Study \ar-l-.Ur

Prerequisite: Prioi approval through advisor, faculty member,

department chairperson, dean. .\ud Provost's i

Students with interest in independent study ol a topic not ottered in the

curriculum mas propose a plan of studs in conjunction with a faculty

member Approval is based on academic appropriateness and availabilil


R(,PI 4X.1 Honors thesis var-1-6cr

Prerequisites: Admission to departmental honors program; prior
approval through advisor, faculty member, department chairperson,
dean, and Provost's ( ) I lice

An intensive, focused study involving independent research culminating in
a written thesis approved by a thesis director Mf.\ ivvo faculty readers
committee members. May be taken more than once to a maximum ot <>cr

RGPI 493 Internship var-1-!2cr

\ professional learning experience with emphasis on application o[
academic background. Open to majors and minors in regional planning with
a total of 57a and I5cr in the major. See internship supervisor for
additional information

RLST: Religious Studies

Department of Religious Studies

( ollege of Humanities and Social Sciences

KISI 10(1 Introduction to Religion 3c-0l-3cr

\n introduction to the academic Study of religion through an examination
of various dimensions of religious expression and traditions Covers such
areas as problems about definition of religion, approaches to the study of
religion: the goals, language, and rituals of religion: cases of religious
experience; faith, disbelief, and alternatives to religion; religion and the
sou. .cultural context.

RLST 110 World Religions 3c-0l-3cr

\ comparative study of the history, teaching, and rituals of the major
religions of the world and their influence on contemporary society. A
noiisectanan approach to religions such as Native American religion. Al'ro-
Amencan religion. Judaism. Christianity, and Islam in relationship to
Hinduism. Buddhism. (. onfucianism. Taoism, and Shinto.

RLST 114 Biblical Hebrew I 3c-0l-3cr

Enables students to read the prose of Biblical Hebrew or Classical Hebrew
that is, the major language in which the Hebrew Bible Old Testament was
written during the first millennium B.C.E. By learning the fundamentals of
Biblical Hebrew grammar and vocabulary, students thus acquire the tools
and skill to do translation of this important ancient test for themselves
(Also offered as CRLG 1 14: may not be taken for duplicate credit)

KI s| 164 Biblical Hebrew II 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: Rl SI CRLG I 14

A continuation Ol Biblical Hebrew I with the same objective: to enable stu-
dents to read the prose of Biblical Hebrew or ( lassical Hebrew By learning
the fundamentals of Biblical Hebrew grammar and vocabulary, students thus
acquire the tools and skill to do translation ot this important ancient test
for themselves (Also offered as CRLG 164; may not be taken for duplicate

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RLST 200 Religion and Culture: Their Interaction 3c-0l-3cr

A systematic study of the interaction of religions and various components

of culture, as a way of understanding the phenomenon ol religion. I he
approach is functional and descriptive; it uses ease studies which arc
chronologically and culturally diverse, covering such areas as religion and
politics, economics, arts, science, and literature.

RLST 210 World Scriptures 3c-01-3cr

Major sacred writings of Hindu, Buddhist, Zoroastnan. Moslem. Confucian,
Taoist, and Judeo-Christian traditions are studied from point of view of
their religious significance.

RLST 220 Buddhist Thought and Practice 3c-01-3cr

Explores the history, teachings, and practices of the main schools of
Buddhism. ( Considers the tradition both as it has developed in Asia as well as
its modifications as it has been introduced into Western societies.

RLST 245 Women and Religion 3c-01-3cr

Prerequisite: RLST 1 10 or instructor permission

Examines women's roles and experiences within some of the world's major
religious traditions, both past and present. In exploring patterns and
instances of the empowerment and oppression of women, the course pays
careful attention to feminist critiques.

RLST 250 Understanding the Bible 3c-01-3cr

An introduction to scholarly methods and major themes necessary to
understand the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testaments of the Judco-
C'hristian tradition.

RLST 260 American Religious Development 3c-01-3cr

A survey and analysis of topics which depict the role of religion in the U.S.,
e.g., American Indian religion; religion and the discovery/colonization/
immigration trends of the U.S.; religion and the Constitution; indigenous
religious movements; black religion; ecumenism; atheism; cults; mass media
and religion; religion in Indiana County.

RLST 281 Special Topics var-l-3cr

Prerequisite: As appropriate to course content
Offered on an experimental or temporary basis to explore topics not
included in the established curriculum. A given topic may be offered under
any special topic identity no more than three times. Special topics
numbered 281 are offered primarily for lower-level undergraduate students.

RLST 290 Christianity 3c-01-3cr

A study of the beliefs, practices, significant persons, history, and cultural
impact of Christianity

RLST 311 Eastern Philosophy 3c-01-3cr

An examination and critique of the philosophies which have shaped
Eastern world views and ways of life as found in a representative sampling
of Chinese, Japanese, and Indian thought.

RLST 312 Archaeology and the Bible 3c-01-3cr

An investigation of religious-historical traditions of the Bible in light of
archaeological research. Includes a study of archaeological method and
interpretation, discoveries in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Syro-Palcstinc as
background for understanding the traditions and religious practices and
beliefs of Israel, and special questions surrounding the Patriarchal narra-
tives, the Exodus and Conquest, Israel under David and Solomon, the Dead
Sea Scrolls, and New Testament times

RLST 329 Philosophy of Religion 3c-0l-3cr

A philosophical critical examination of religion to include: the nature of
religion; religious argumentation, existence and nature of God; meaning and
relation of faith and knowledge; theories of origin or religion.

RLST 345 Women in the Bible 3c-01-3cr

Prerequisite: One Religious Studies or Women's Studies course
or instructor permission

Survey s and examines the stones and issues concerning women in the Bible
and introduces the questions and methods oi research that the contempo-
rary world and feminist biblical scholars bring to them.

RLST 360 African Religions 3c-0l-3cr

An examination of the nature of African traditional religion and how tra-
ditional religion, Islam, and Christianity coexist and influence one anothet

RLST 365 Native North American Religions 3c-0l-3cr

An introduction to the indigenous religions of North America and to the
peoples who practice these rich and varied approaches to the sacred. Not

onlj examines major religious themes and dimensions (myth, ritual, ethics,
etc.) but includes a historical perspective on North American Indian lile
ways. This perspective involves discussion of the clash with Euro-
American values and contemporary native religious responses to social
Cl isis and change.

RLST 370 Religions of China and Japan 3c-0l-3cr

A study of Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism. Shinto, and popular religion
in China and Japan, including historical and theological foundations,
development of thought, contemporary expressions, and encounters with
the modern world.

RLST 373 Advanced Studies in Buddhism 3c-0l-3er

Prerequisite: RLST 110 or 210 or 2211 or instructor permission
Explores in depth a particular aspect of the history, teachings, or practices
of Buddhism. In certain semesters, focuses on how the tradition has
evolved in a particular country, such as India. Sri Lanka. Thailand, Tibet,
China, or Japan. In other semesters, explores the development of one
particular school of the tradition, such as Pure Land or Zen Buddhism Yet.
other semesters will consider a specific topic, such as Buddhist scriptures,
ethics, or ritual.

RLST 375 Religions of India 3c-0l-3cr

A study of Hinduism, Indian Buddhism. Jainism, and Sikhism. including
historical and theological foundations. dc\ elopment of thought, contempo-
rary expressions, and encounters with the modern world.

RLST 380 Islam 3c-0l-3cr

A study of Islam including historical and theological foundations, develop-
ments of thought, contemporary expressions, and encounters w ith the
modem world.

RLST 410 Early Christian Thought 3c-0l-3cr

The development of Christian thought approached through an in-depth
study of selected writings from the early (lunch lathers to the Protestant

RLST 440 Modern Christian Thought 3c-0l-3cr

An examination of Christian thought, approached through in-depth studs
of selected writings from major theologians of the nineteenth and
twentieth centuries.

RLST 480 Seminar in Religious Studies 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: RLST students or instructor permission
An advanced forum for detailed exploration of a single topic oi single
author, subject to instructor's choice. Enrollment limited to Rl si majors
and other students by invitation or permission.

RLST 481 Special Topics var-l-3cr

Prerequisite: As appropriate to course content

Offered on an experimental or temporal) basis to explore topics not

included in the established curriculum A given topic mav be offered under
any special topic identity no more than three times Special topics

numbered 4SI are offered primarily lor upper-level undergraduate students

RLST 482 Independent Study var-l-6cr

Prerequisite: Prior approval through advisor, lacultv member.

department chairperson, dean, and Provost's Office

Indiv idual students w ishine to puisne religious Studies interests not covered

in the department's regular offering mav do so bj approval i pon
approval, students are guaranteed at least five hours ol lacultv tunc per

credit. All programs of studv must be accepted bv the department as a
whole Mav be taken more than once to maximum oi 6a i I his option is

available to both Rl si majors and nonmajors 1

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KIM ah: Independent stmh: Honon lc-0l-3cr

Prarequlsltw: l.OOGPA i N ii in RLST, and 1.20 GPA in departmental


Majors in Kl si are invited to lake let ol independent study-designated

Honors Project I pon satisfactory completion, graduation with depart

mental honors is possible

ki si 483 Honon rhetli vat i 6ct

Prerequisites: Admission to departmental honors program; priot
approval through advisoi facult) mcmbei department chairperson,
dean, and Provost's i Ifficc

\n intensive, Focused stud) involving independent research culminating in
a written thesis approved b) a thesis directot and two facult) readers
committee members Ma) be taken more than once i<' a maximum ol <»^t«

Kl si 485 Selected lupus in Feminist Studies of Religion 3c-01-3cr
Prerequisite: ( me Religious Studies ot Women's Studies course ot
instructoi permission

Offers rotating topics in feminist studies in religion bj alternating profes-
sors in the Department ol Religious Studies Such topics ma) include
"t ontemporar) I eminist Spirituality Movements, "i ioddesses in the
Incienl Neat I ast," "Feminist Biblical Scliol.ns.nul rheologians," and
"Women in Buddhism."

Klsi 493 Internship in Religious Studies 6-12cr

Prerequisites: luniot ot senior; Kl si majoi ot double major; 2 s GPA in
major; department approval

\ supervised experience in a public ot private organization which extends
and complements coursework in Religious Studies

s UK: Safet] Sciences

Department of Safet] Sciences
College of Health and Human Services

SAFf 100 Workplace Safet) Ibda) and Tomorrow 3c-01-3cr

Prerequisite: Non-Safet) Sciences major

Introduces workplace safety, health, and environmental aspects to the stu-
dents with limited knowledge of the subject. Includes the historical develop-
ment of safet) and health regulations, the impact of injur) on society,
identifying and evaluating hazards, and hazard controls in specific industrial
processes, basic principles ot loss management, and the future of safety,
health, and environmental regulations. (Offered as SAFE 145 prior to

SAFE 101 Introduction to Occupational Safet) and

Health 3c-01-3cr

Introduces the evolution of the safety profession through studs of histori-
cal events and the changes that resulted. Students gain an understanding of
the kev components ot the profession such as OSIIA and workers' compen-
sation, accident investigation, occupational health hazards, emergenc)
response, product liability, ergonomics, licet safety, ethics, and measuring
safety program success i ase studies and small group activities prepare
students for further in-depth Stud) of these topics and to fulfill their roles
as professionals.

SAFE 102 Introduction to Mine Safety and Health 3c-01-3cr

Provides an in-depth background of the problems involving mine safety. A

historical approach to coal and mineral mining is reviewed: legislative
influences such as the federal Coal Mine Health and Safet) Act, the Metal
and Nonmetal Mine Health and Safety Act, and the Occupational Safet)
and Health Act arc discussed in depth: mining techniques, methods, and
systems are discussed Presents management of mine health and safet)

programs Covers federally mandated training of employees, offered

SAFE III Principles of Safety l-ficneral lndustrv 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: SAFE 101

Stresses an understanding of the complexity of the industrial hazard control
problem by thoroughly examining elements ol' safety and health enumer-
ated in the < ISHA-promulgated general industry standards and various
consensus standards Emphasis given to plant layout and design, powered vcliu les boilers and unfiled pressure vessels working and walking
surfaces mat bine guarding and an introdui lion to industrial i

s\ii :n Principles ol s.iiov ii Construction Industrj It <i tii

Prerequisite: S \l I 101

Stresses an understanding ol the complcxit) ol the constructioi

and the hazards common to construct I ocuses on the recognition,

evaluation, and control ol these hazards with an emphasis on wcldin
cutting, i. ill prevention, confined space, materials handling, electrical s.iie
work practices, scaffolding and trenching I he . ion ol hazard
control strategies is accomplished in laborator) sessions

SAFI 212 Hazard Prevention Management I )c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: S \i I 101

Designed to teach the fundamental concepts involved m the management
ol safet) programs Basic safi menl terminology, safet) profes-

sional code ol ethics. Heel safety, and product safely are discussed I he

will also discuss risk management and worker's compensation, as well
as workplace v lolence

s\ll 22(1 Hazardous Materials 3c-OI-3cr

Prerequisite: < III M 102, SA1 I 101

l'iu\ ides a basic understanding ol the storage, transportation, and use ol

hazardous materials in business Includes a discussion on hazardous male-
rials, specifically their definitions, categories, regulations, and evaluation

Emergenc) response planning is also covered.

SAFI 231 Principles of Mine Safety I 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: SMI 1(12

I ocuses on the various aspects of mining operations such as slope and shaft
development: mine design: ground control: hoisting; man-trips: haulage:
mining equipment: mine emergenc) planning and procedures, mine
communications and maintenance. Offered occasionally.

SAFE 2.12 Principles of Mine Safety II Sc-01-3cr

Prerequisite: SA1 I 102

i .'vers surface mining operations such as slope stability, equipment, ground
water, and control. Discusses mine-related processing operations Provides
an in-depth study of the various controls of electrical hazards and ignition
sources such as permissible equipment ami electrical distribution systems.
Discusses the uses of explosives and blasting practices, handling, storing,
and transportation with emphasis on causes of explosion involving dust and
gases ( rffered occasionally.

SAFE 245 Product Safety 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: MATH 217

Traces How of applicable legislation dealing with consumerism and product
safet) Corporate liability for product safet) emphasized through case
studies Become Familiarized with the evolving role of Consumer Product
Safet) Commission. Corporate management of product development and
safet) detailed with emphasis on systems safet) analysis, standards, and
product testing

SUI 2SI Special Topics var-l-3cr

Prerequisite: As appropriate to course content
Offered on an experimental or temporal) basis to explore topics not
included in the established curriculum. A given topic may be offered under
an) special topic identity no more than three times Special topics
numbered 2SI are offered primarily for lower-level undergraduate students.

SAFE 299 Experience in Cooperative Education I 0c-0l-0cr

Prerequisites: (il'A of 2.0 or better, SA1 I 101, 111: approval of
academic advisor, co-op coordinator, and department chairperson
Provides the initial experience in a program designed to combine classroom
theory with practical application through job-related experiences Open to

Saletv Sciences majors and minors m their sophomore year Students are

employed b) organizations where there is an ongoing hazard control pro-
gram under the direction of an experienced safety professional.

SAFE 311 Fire Protection

Prerequisites: C HI M 102. PHVS 112. SAM 211


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Teaches the fundamental concepts involved in the protection of people
and property from fire and explosion. Hasu lire safety terminology, Ore
chemistrj and extinguishment, lire safety references and standards, and fire
program management are discussed. Also discusses control measures for
common fire and explosion hazards and the design of buildings in terms of
lite safety and fire suppression systems Development of programs in fire
safety, as well as the evaluation and control of fire and explosion hazards,
will be studied in laboratory sessions. Practical application of fire principles
will be completed in laboratory sessions.

SAFE 330 Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of

Occupational Health Hazards I 3c-3l-4cr

Prerequisites: BIOL 155. CHEM 102, PHYS 112

Provides an understanding of selected chemical stressors in the workplace

that may present occupational health hazards to workers. Students learn to

anticipate, identify, evaluate, and control chemical stressors including dusts.

mists, metal fumes, airborne fibers, inorganic and organic gases and vapors.

and oxygen-deficient atmospheres. Hazard classification systems, adverse

health effects from excessive exposures, workplace standards, sampling and

analytical methods, and control options are emphasized.

SAFE 345 Systems Safety Analysis 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisites: MATH 217, SAFE 211

Focuses on the evaluation of system designs using detailed system analysis
techniques. Topics include system definition, economics of systems safety.
systems safety methodology, and mathematics of systems analysis.
including statistical methods. Boolean algebra, and reliability. Skills gained
include the ability to perform system hazard analyses and operating and
support hazard analyses. Techniques include failure mode and effect
analysis, fault tree analysis, and technique for human error rate prediction.
Practical analysis work is accomplished through in-class discussion,
demonstration sessions, and homework assignments.

SAFE 347 Ergonomics 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisite: BIOL 155

Explores the principles which control human performance and its effect
upon the safety and reliability of systems. Engineering anthropometrics,
human perception, biomechanics of motion and work posture, work
physiology, and human performance measurement are taught in the
context of their application in workplace design. Instructs in methodolo-
gies for analysis of tasks and human performance requirements. Important
human limitations and ergonomic hazard evaluations, such as lifting and
repetitive motion tasks, are studied in laboratory sessions.

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