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NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY
152
*indicates course is not offered every year
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
ACCOUNTING (ACCT)
 ACCT 210. Principles of Accounting I.
A study of fundamental accounting principles and procedures such as
journalizing, posting, preparation of nancial statements, and
other selected topics. Accounting is emphasized as a serviceactivity designed to provide the information about economicentities that is necessary for making sound decisions.Prerequisite: Sophomore or above standing.
3 credits ACCT 211. Principles of Accounting II.
A continuationof ACCT 210 with emphasis on partnership and corporatestructures, management decision-making, cost control, andother selected topics. Prerequisite: ACCT 210.
3 credits ACCT 291. Independent Study.
Students complete
individualized plans of study which include signicant one-
on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member andstudents negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollmentsare usually 10 or fewer students. Meeting depending upon therequirements of the topic.
1-4 credits ACCT 292. Topics.
A course devoted to a particular issue
in a specied eld. Course content is not wholly included in
the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve asinstructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students
 with signicant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
 1-3 credits ACCT 294. Internship
. Applied, monitored and supervised,
eld-based learning experience for which the student may 
or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in thesecourses than is the case with Field Experience courses.
 1-12 credits ACCT 310. Intermediate Accounting I.
Involves the
intensive study of nancial accounting standards, both in
theory and practice, as they relate to the preparation and
analysis of nancial statements. Accounting problems andtheir impact on the nancial statement are addressed inregard to current assets, xed assets, intangible assets,
liabilities, and other selected topics. Prerequisite: ACCT 211.
3 credits ACCT 311. Intermediate Accounting II.
Provides anintensive study of accounting standards, both in theory andpractice, as they relate to the preparation and analysis of 
nancial statements. Accounting problems and their impacton the nancial statements are addressed in regard to
liabilities, investments, stockholders’ equity, leases, pensions,tax allocation and other selected topics. Prerequisite: ACCT310.
3 credits ACCT 320. Cost Accounting.
The study of principles andtechniques for accumulating, reporting, and analyzing costinformation for decision-making and external reporting. Theuse of cost accounting systems for planning and controllingcost responsibility centers is emphasized. Considerationis given to the appropriate use of various cost accountingmethods such as activity-based costing, target costing,and just-in-time management techniques in service andmanufacturing industries.
3 credits ACCT 360. Accounting Systems.
Provides an
understanding of the patterns of ow of accounting
information in business, principles of internal control, and theuse of computers in current and future accounting systems.Topics include concepts of accounting information systems,
owcharting and analysis of manual and computerized
transaction cycles, decision support systems, electroniccommerce, management reporting systems, control andaudit of complex computerized information systems,and the development of accounting information systems.Prerequisite: ACCT 211.
3 credits ACCT 406/506. Accounting for Entrepreneurs.
 Accounting concepts and practices for entrepreneurs/small
business owners. Emphasis given to the use of accountingtools to solve small business problems.
3 credits ACCT 421. International Accounting.
Provides adiscussion of the comparative accounting practices andproblems in international environments. The course isdesigned to explore the concepts, principles, and practicesunderlying comparative international accounting systems.Prerequisite: ACCT 211 and senior standing.
3 credits ACCT 430. Income Tax Accounting.
Involves the study of federal income tax law as it affects individuals, as well as other selected topics. Prerequisite: ACCT 211.
3 credits
Course Descriptions
Course descriptions are arranged in alphabeticalorder by subject code (prefx).Developmental classes are numbered less than100 and serve as prerequisites or courses inmathematics and English. Developmental coursesin mathematics, reading and writing need to becompleted beore you fnish 30 credit hours.Placement in these courses is based on your ACTand COMPASS test scores. They are sel-supportcourses and charged at that tuition rate.Freshmen and sophomores may take coursesnumbered 100 and 200 providing that thenecessary prerequisites have been completed.Courses numbered 300 and 400 are normallyjunior and senior level but might be taken bysophomores i the necessary prerequisites have beenmet. Courses numbered 500 and 600 are entry-level graduate courses oered in conjunction withthe undergraduate-level course. Undergraduatestudents who wish to enroll or the course at the500 or 600 level must secure permission rom theGraduate School. Courses numbered 700 areopen to graduate students only.Pre-requisites: Some classes have pre-requisiteswhich must be met beore enrolling in the class. Thiscan consist o passing grades in specifc courses,minimum scores on placement exams, a specifedclass level or admission to a particular program. Ithas been determined by the disciplines that thesepre-requisites are necessary to prepare the studentor enrollment. Pre-requisites are listed in the coursedescription or each class.Credits are semester hours. Asterisk (*) indicatesthat the course is not oered every year.
 
NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY
153
*indicates course is not offered every year
Course DescriptionsCourse Descriptions
 
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
 ACCT 431. Advanced Income Tax.
A study of FederalIncome Tax Law as it applies to partnerships, S corporations,C Corporations, as well as other selected topics. Prerequisite: ACCT 430.
3 credits ACCT 440. Accounting Theory.
Provides a study of currentaccounting theory and its applications. The course reviewstheoretical aspects of accounting by means of problems,directed reading, and study of the various sources of accounting theory. Prerequisite: ACCT 311.
3 credits ACCT 450. Auditing.
Studies both theory and practice.Topics include audit planning, internal control, auditprocedures, audit reports and opinions, materiality, audit risk,evidential matter, as required by generally accepted auditingstandards (GAAS), professional ethics, legal responsibilities,and other selected topics. Prerequisite: ACCT 311.
3 credits ACCT 451. Internal Auditing.
An introductory course in thestudy of internal auditing. This course is designed to providean in-depth exploration of the concepts, principles, and skillsunderlying the practice of internal auditing. Prerequisite: ACCT 311, ACCT 360 and ACCT 450.
3 credits ACCT 460. Managerial Accounting.
Addresses theaccounting information needs of management for planning,controlling, and decision-making purposes. The courseintegrates management accounting with other functional areasof business. Importance is placed on the use of technology to improve performance and quality in a highly competitive,global marketplace. Prerequisite: ACCT 211.
3 credits
 ACCT 470. Non-Prot Accounting.
Involves the study of fund accounting, including reports, records, and special
problems encountered by nonprot entities and the generally accepted accounting principles related to them. Nonprot
entities include municipalities and state governments,universities, hospitals, and voluntary health and welfareorganizations. Prerequisite: ACCT 211.
3 credits ACCT 480. Advanced Accounting.
Studies specialaccounting problems relating to the preparation of combined
and consolidated nancial statements, partnership accounting,
and foreign exchange transactions and translations.Prerequisite: ACCT 311.
3 credits  ACCT 490. Seminar.
A highly focused, and topical course.The format includes student presentations and discussions of reports based on literature, practices, problems and research.Seminars may be conducted over electronic media such asInternet and are at the upper division and graduate levels.Enrollment is generally limited to fewer than 20 students.
 3 credits ACCT 491. Independent Study.
Students complete
individualized plans of study which include signicant one-
on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member andstudents negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollmentsare usually 10 or fewer students. Meeting depending upon therequirements of the topic. Independent study or research inthe ara of accounting. Prerequisite: approval of departmentcoordinator.
1-4 credits ACCT 492. Topics.
A course devoted to a particular issue
in a specied eld. Course content is not wholly included in
the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve asinstructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students
 with signicant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
 1-4 credits ACCT 493. Workshop.
Special, intense sessions in specic
topic areas. Approximately 45 hours of work is required for each hour of credit. Workshops may vary in time range, buttypically use a compressed time period for delivery. They may be lectures, conferences, committee work, and group activity.
 1-4 credits ACCT 494. Internship.
Applied, monitored and supervised,
eld-based learning experience for which the student may 
or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in thesecourses than is the case with Field Experience courses.
Specically designed to provide practical training under thesupervision of certied public accountant(s) coordinated by 
the accounting faculty. Accounting internships are graded
S/U. Prerequisite: senior status plus application to and
approval by the accounting department.
1-12 credits
AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES (AIS)
 AIS 422. Issues in Contemporary Indian Life.
Ananalysis of current American Indian life including inquiry intogovernment policies, economics, and social adjustment tonon-Indian society, and cultural changes as these relate toIndian citizens on and off the reservation.
3 credits
ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH)
 ANTH 210. Cultural Anthropology 
. Introduces the natureof human culture as an adaptive ecological and evolutionary system, emphasizing basic anthropological concepts,principles, and problems. Draws data from both traditionaland industrial cultures to cover such concepts as values andbeliefs, social organization, economic and political order,science, technology, and aesthetic expression.
3 credits* ANTH 322. Cultures of the Plains Indians.
Patterns of lifeand thought of the Plains Indians with emphasis on the Sioux and their neighbors. Includes social organizations, activities,arts, customs and religious beliefs. Prerequisite: ANTH 210 or consent of the instructor.
3 credits* ANTH 492/592. Topics.
 A course devoted to a particular 
issued in a specied eld. Course content is not wholly 
included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or expertsmay serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or 
fewer students with signigant one-on-one student/teacher 
involvement.
1-3 credits.
ART (ART)
 ART 111. Drawing I.
Introduces various drawing concepts,media, and processes developing perceptual and technicalskills related to accurate observing and drawing. Meets six hours each week. Required of all art majors and minors.
3 credits ART 112. Drawing II.
Emphasizes the continuingdevelopment of essential drawing skills and perceptualabilities as drawing concepts, compositional complexity,and creativity gain importance. Meets six hours each week.Prerequisite: ART 111.
3 credits
 
NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY
154
*indicates course is not offered every year
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
 ART 121. Design I 2D
. Emphasizes the organization of  visual elements and principles while exploring creativethought processes through art theory, concepts, materials,and techniques. Meets six hours each week. Required of all artmajors and minors.
3 credits ART 122. Design II Color.
Introduction to color theory as itapplies to basic 2D and 3D design principles. Meets six hourseach week. Prerequisites: ART 121.
3 credits ART 123. Design III. Three Dimensional Design
. 3-D visual problems solved through the organization of design ele-ments, utilizing three dimensional design language revealedthrough its history, theory, aesthetics and materials.
3 credits ART 211. Drawing III-Figurative.
Figurative drawingstudied, emphasizing the development of individual ideas andapproaches to various drawing media, including the use of multimedia. Prerequisite: ART 111.
3 credits* ART 231. Painting
. Initial approach to painting, employinghistory, materials, techniques and processes in various mediaas students work with concepts, objects or models. Meets six hours each week. Prerequisite: ART 111.
3 credits ART 241. Sculpture I.
Introduces the development of sculptural concepts and objects through history, techniquesand processes using basic three-dimensional materials,including clay, plaster, stone, metals, wood and syntheticmedia. Meets six hours each week.
3 credits ART 251. Ceramics I
. Introduces ceramic art through itshistory and basic methods of forming, decorating, glazing,
and ring pottery forms, including glaze chemistry and kiln
construction. Meets six hours each week.
3 credits ART 281. Printmaking I.
Introduces the history andtechniques of relief and intaglio processes, lithography (section 1) and screen printing (section 2) as primary meansof expression. Meets six hours each week.
3 credits* ART 294. Internship.
Applied, monitored and supervised,
eld-based learning experience for which the student may 
or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these
courses than is the case with Field Experience courses. Under 
the supervision of an art faculty advisor, an apprenticeship is
served with a local commercial art business rm. May be takenonly during the nal year of the program with permission of 
the department coordinator.
3 credits ART 331. Painting II.
Emphasizes painting based oncomplex combinations of concepts, materials, techniques andprocesses using objects, models, and individual creativity.Meets six hours each week. Prerequisites: ART 231.
3 credits ART 341. Sculpture II.
Continues Sculpture I as studentsexplore individuals concepts through various techniques andmaterials. Meets six hours each week. Prerequisite: ART 241.
3 credits ART 342. Sculpture III.
Continues Sculpture II as studentsfurther explore individual concepts through varioustechniques and materials. Prerequisite: ART 341.
3 credits ART 351. Ceramics II.
Continues Ceramics I as studentsexplore clay through individually creative application of 
concepts, techniques and glazing and ring methods. Meets
six hours each week. Prerequisite: ART 251.
3 credits ART 360. Professionalism in Art.
 A course on career andinterview skills to include portfolio development, exhibitionpreparation, the art world and markets, ethics in the art world,legal considerations for the artist, graduate art programs, andother professional preparations. Meets six hours per week.
 3 credits ART 371. Mixed Media.
Mixed Media is an introductory studio course that integrates traditional and non-traditionalart mediums to create conceptually based art. Through the
cross-utilization of mediums and techniques such as bers,
painting, sculpture, and collage, students will create projectsthat combine content, form and materials. Meets six hourseach week.
3 credits* ART 381. Printmaking II.
Continues Printmaking I asstudents further individualize their application of printingprocesses and media. Prerequisite: ART 281. Meets six hourseach week.
3 credits* ART 392. Topics.
A course devoted to a particular issue in
a specied eld. Course content is not wholly included in
the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serveas instructors. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students
 with signicant one-on-one student-teacher involvement.
1-4credits ART 430. Watercolor.
Generates creative experiences indeveloping and evaluating visual ideas expressed in watercolor through discussion and utilization of master artists’ watercolor approaches and techniques. Meets six hours each week.Freshman or sophomore year.
3 credits* ART 431. Painting III.
Continues Painting II emphasizingconcepts in art history, art criticism, and issues incontemporary art as students are encouraged to use self-directed and experimental approaches in developing subjectmatter and content. Meets six hours a week. Prerequisite: ART 331.
3 credits ART 470. Creative Photography Techniques.
Instruction
in camera and darkroom techniques. Photography eld trips,
lab sessions and critiques. Experimental photography. Noprerequisites.
3 credits ART 488. Senior Thesis.
 A capstone course requiredof all seniors as part of the senior exit review process. In
collaboration with their Academic Advisor and/or major 
faculty, students will identify and propose topics directly 
related to their ne arts experiences in studio and art history 
classes, in preparation for their senior exhibition.
2 credits ART 489. Senior Exhibition.
 A capstone course requiredof all seniors as part of the senior exit review process. In
collaboration with their Academic Advisor and/or major art
faculty, students will create and produce a professional quality art exhibition directly related to their studio and art history  work in Visual Fine Art.
1 credit ART 492/592. Topics.
Advanced work in any studio area.Course may be repeated.
3 credits

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