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Arts & Sciences Courses

Arts & Sciences curriculum at Embry-Riddle is designed to promote the development of competency in inquiry and problem-solving skills, communication skills and ethical interaction with the contemporary social world.

When taking Arts & Sciences courses, students are challenged to think critically, use quantitative reasoning, and develop information, scientific, and cultural literacy.

Dual Enrollment Students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of courses areas such as English, Math, Physical and Life Sciences, and more!

A biological science course introducing the fundamentals of biology and essential structures, components, and processes of life. Emphasis placed on biochemistry; cell structure, function, organization, and division; sources and uses of biological energy; as well as genetics and inheritance.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

Fundamentals of general chemistry to include basic nomenclature of inorganic compounds, stoichiometry, atomic structure to include quantum numbers and electron configurations, periodic relationships, chemical bonding and chemical reactions (including oxidation-reduction reactions), molecular geometry, states of matter including properties of gases, principles of solution, and an introduction to chemical thermodynamics and organic chemistry. The laboratory includes both qualitative and quantitative work.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Corequisites: CHEM 141

Credit Hours: 3

Experiments parallel the materials in the associated chemistry lecture course. Topics include chemical stoichiometry, states of matter, gas laws, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, and oxidation-reduction.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Corequisites: CHEM 139

Credit Hours: 1

This course introduces the practices of communicating news and issues in science and technology to a variety of publics through magazine-style writing and public speaking. Guest speakers will present research questions, methodologies and issues within the sciences. Coursework also includes readings from successful science and technology communicators, illustrating various solutions to writing about complex subjects. Special topics include identifying science and technological stories, evaluating sources and information, and communicating findings clearly, comprehensibly and accurately for publication and speaking engagements.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: ENGL 221 or ENGL 222

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces fundamental photographic skills through digital technologies. Emphasis is placed on the tools, techniques, and aesthetics of a range of photographic applications pertaining to graphic design and interactive media.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the structure of professional opportunities in, and social sciences arising from media industries.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: ENGL 123

Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to the fundamentals, theories and practice of news writing and reporting. Identify what constitutes news, as demonstrated by daily news media, conduct interviews, generate story ideas, and write and report news stories using Associated Press style, inverted pyramid organization, and the five Ws of news writing content. Introduction to how editorial departments in contemporary news organizations operate, to the legal, ethical and cultural issues in the news business, the evolution of digital and social media in the news media, and various news-writing strategies beyond the inverted pyramid.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: ENGL 123

Credit Hours: 3

Students are required to already have an understanding of traditional computer-based applications before beginning CSCI 109. These applications include word processing, basic spreadsheet use, basic database use, basic presentation software use, electronic mail, and accessing web resources via the Internet. The purpose of this course is to build on students’ existing knowledge of using computer systems and pertinent applications. Students will increase their skills with the most popular computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, electronic mail, presentation software, and Internet. Computer literacy is presented through lectures, discussions, and readings on the computer process, the impact of computers on society, emerging technologies, and hardware and software purchasing decisions.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

Students are expected to use a wide and complex set of computer tools and systems. A purpose of this course is to build upon their existing knowledge and help ensure students are proficient in common computer systems and with a skill set to solve a wide variety of data analysis problems. Using Microsoft Excel and R software along with their advanced features students will expand their understanding of computers and software while being equipped to solve large and dynamic data sets.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

Survey of the broad field of cyber-security and information assurance. Definition of information security; the need for this field of study; ethical and legal issues; risk management and planning; and information security technology; the role of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in securing the cyberspace and the nation’s information-related infrastructures.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to the technology that underlies computers and communication networks, Understanding of how computers operate; how users interact with computers; how computers store data; how computers communicate with other computers; the building blocks of communications networks; the Internet, and TCP/IP communications protocols and applications.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the economic principles of free enterprise supply and demand, private and social implications of revenue maximization, cost minimization, profit maximization, market structure, and resource markets. Current microeconomic issues in aviation (such as elasticity, pricing, taxes, subsidies, market implications, liability reform, evolution of airline completion, etc.) are discussed.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: MATH 111 or MATH 140 or MATH 143 or MATH 241 and ENGL 123 or ENGL 143

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introductory analysis of employment, inflation, recession, GDP economic growth, national income/output and international trade with an emphasis on practical policy alternatives. Macroeconomic aviation applications such as the counter-cyclical growth of start-up airlines and consideration of ATC privatization are incorporated.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: MATH 111 or MATH 140 or MATH 143 or MATH 241 and ENGL 123 or ENGL 143

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to microeconomic principles, problems, and policies as well as basic financial principles such as time value of money, capital budgeting, and cost of capital. The course will provide the engineering graduate with the tools needed for success in the workplace.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the basic principles of unity, support, and coherence as applied to the writing of a variety of paragraphs and essays. Grammar, mechanics, punctuation, sentence skills and basic writing skills are emphasized.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: GNED 104 or Qualifying score on the ERAU English Skills Assessment

Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the principles of using writing for thinking, as well as a tool for expressing ideas. It addresses the composing process, research and documentation, and rhetorical strategies for various audiences and purposes. Students develop their communicative, evaluative, critical thinking, and research writing abilities.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: ENGL 106 or Qualifying score on the ERAU English Skills Assessment

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a broad survey of speculation concerning the nature and techniques of persuasion, this course is a continuation of ENGL 123. This writing-intensive course will focus on enduring issues in the study of rhetoric: the value of such a study, the nature of audiences, the most effective techniques, and the continual re-framing of these issues to meet changing circumstances.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: ENGL 123

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces students to the preparation of formal and informal technical reports, abstracts, proposals, instructions, professional correspondence and other forms of technical communication. Major emphasis is placed on the long technical report and the acquisition of advanced writing skills.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: ENGL 123

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to effective business communication. Topics in oral, written, non-verbal and intercultural communications are covered. Research methods, effective speaking and the preparation of letters, memoranda and reports are emphasized.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: ENGL 123

Credit Hours: 3

A survey of the history of America in the 20th century, the course emphasizes the explosive growth of aviation as a major influence upon the economic, military, and societal development of the United States.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

The primary focus of this course is on issues dealing with the security of the citizens and industries of the United States, with emphasis on the transportation system and critical infrastructure protection roles of states, cities, and municipalities. Specific subjects introduced include the mission; the functions and responsibilities; and the legislative and regulatory framework governing the various agencies of the Department of Homeland Security; criminal acts against transportation; emergency management within the United States; the intelligence community and its role in homeland security; and issues pertaining to air; airtime; surface; and cargo security.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course will review the fundamentals of security and emergency planning and management. The nature, scope, history, and essential elements of security in the workplace are discussed with emphasis on personal protection and to a limited extent property protection. The workplace will include selected aviation and industrial settings. Operational aspects of security that include strategies for identifying and controlling security exposures and applicable legal issues are also discussed. Students develop and/or evaluate security programs for selected industries.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: HLSD 110

Credit Hours: 3

Prepare students to seek and win internships. Personality evaluations, cover letter and resume preparation, interviewing skills. Ethics and professionalism in homeland security.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

Students will learn how environmental issues may give rise to sociopolitical instability around the world. This course will explore how the development and execution of U.S. domestic and foreign policy, and ultimately U.S. national security, can be impacted by emerging threats to nations from environmental health issues, infrastructure vulnerabilities, and natural resource shortages caused by rapid industrialization, population growth, and urbanization in less developed countries. It will also examine transnational threats from ozone depletion, deforestation, and climate change. In a seminar format, students and faculty will cover a variety of readings and discuss their conclusions. Students will have the opportunity to lead class discussions on assigned readings.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: HLSD 110

Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes writing, reading and appreciation skills. Reading materials include selected novels, poems, and plays.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: ENGL 123

Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the cultural development of world societies including but not limited to religious, social, political, and philosophical arenas as all apply to contemporary circumstances. Skills emphasized are comprehensive comparative reading, analysis and critiques, and writing.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: ENGL 123

Credit Hours: 3

The course includes a study of the basic laws of numbers, fractions, exponents, complex numbers, and radicals, as well as an understanding of a variety of expressions and equations including; equalities, inequalities, polynomials, and quadratics. The elements of trigonometry will also be reviewed.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: GNED 103 or Qualifying score on the ERAU Mathematics Skills Assessment

Credit Hours: 3

This is a pre-calculus course designed for the student aviation. Topics include a review of the fundamentals of algebra; linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations; variation; polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions; radian measures; right triangle solutions, vectors and the laws of sines and cosines.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: MATH 106 or Qualifying score on the ERAU Mathematics Skills Assessment

Credit Hours: 3

This course presents basic calculus, designed for the student of aviation. Topics include differentiation and integration of algebraic functions; applications to velocity, acceleration, area, curve sketching, and computation of extreme values.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: MATH 111 or MATH 140 or Qualifying score on the Mathematics skills assessment

Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on fundamentals of exponents, radicals, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, functions, graphing techniques, and complex numbers. It includes an introduction to function, curve sketching, elementary theory of equations, sequences and series, matrix algebra and systems of equations, linear, polynomial, logarithmic, exponential, inverse and composite functions, variation, and systems of equations.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: MATH 106 or Qualifying score on the ERAU Mathematics Skills Assessment

Credit Hours: 3

Students will be introduced to trigonometric functions and their graphs; identities; radian measure with applications; compound, half and double angle identities; solving elementary trigonometric equations, right and oblique triangles, law of sines and cosines; inverse trigonometric functions; vectors and trigonometric form of a complex number.

Available: Online & In-Classroom

Pre-Reqs: MATH 111 or MATH 140 or Qualifying score on the Mathematics Skills Assessment

Credit Hours: 3

This is a precalculus course with an emphasis on functions and their graphs, including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric; radian measure; trigonometric identities and equations; vectors, parametric and polar curves; sequences and series; binomial theorem.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: MATH 106 or MATH 111 or MATH 140 or Qualifying score on the Mathematics Skills Assessment

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of graphs and functions; limits and continuity; differentiation and integration of algebraic and elementary trigonometric functions; applications of first and second derivatives.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: MATH 142 or MATH 143 or Qualifying score on the Mathematics Skills Assesment

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of differentiation and integration of transcendental functions; special integration techniques; polar coordinates; applications of the definite integral; numerical methods.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: MATH 241

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of solid analytic geometry; vector functions in three dimensions; elements of infinite series; partial differentiation; directional derivative and gradient; multiple integrals.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: MATH 242

Credit Hours: 4

This is a survey course in meteorology that includes applications to flight. Included is a systematic development of the following topics: the composition and general structure of the atmosphere, energy and energy transfer, seasonal and daily controls on temperature, pressure, wind, local and regional circulations, atmospheric stability, vertical motion, turbulence, moisture, fog, clouds, precipitation, icing, the general circulation pattern, climate, jet streams, air masses, fronts, mid-latitude cyclones, tropical cyclones, thunderstorms, and weather observations and charts.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

Survey course in elementary physics. Stress will be placed on basic concepts, principles, and history of the development of physics. Presentation will include selected topics in mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, and magnetism, and modern physics.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: MATH 106 or MATH 111 or MATH 140 or MATH 142 or MATH 143 or MATH 241

Credit Hours: 3

This introductory course explores the science of flight from an interdisciplinary perspective, covering basic aerodynamics and aircraft performance, weather and aviation, fuels and propulsion, metals and composites, hydraulics, altitude physiology and environmental impacts of aviation.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This introductory course stresses the interrelations of all aspects of the living and the nonliving world. It introduces the student to key concepts and principles that govern how nature works and the application of these concepts and principles to possible solutions to environmental and resource problems.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course explores vectors and scalar quantities, kinematics, Newton’s Law of Motion, work, work-energy, conversion of energy, conversion of momentum, center of mass and its motion, torque, equilibrium and orbital motion.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: MATH 241

Credit Hours: 3

This is a calculus-based study of the fundamental principles of classical mechanics and topics include, rotational motion, simple harmonic motion, waves, fluid, heat, kinetic energy, and thermodynamics.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: PHYS 150

Corequisites: MATH 242

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a calculus-based study of the fundamental principles of classical mechanics. It is the third course of a three-semester sequence, intended for students of science and engineering and is designed to provide the student with an appropriate background for more advanced physics and engineering course work. Topics of discussion include; electric forces, electric field, Gauss’s law, Ohm’s law Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, Kirchhoff’s law and Maxwell’s equations; electric potential and electrostatic potential energy; capacitance; simple DC circuit theory; magnetic force, magnetic field; inductance; electromagnetic oscillations and wave propagation; Linear accelerators, cyclotrons.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: PHYS 160 and MATH 242

Corequisites: PHYS 253

Credit Hours: 3

One three hour laboratory session per week, with experiments complementing the material of PHYS 250. Primarily lab report writing workshop, error analysis, damped harmonic oscillations, spectrometers, optics, atomic physics, thermodynamics and circuit theory.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: None

Corequisites: PHYS 250

Credit Hours: 1

This course is a general introduction to research intended to equip first and second year undergraduate students with the skills needed in their studies. Topics covered include the purposes of research, defining research and research problems, defining a hypothesis, problem solving and knowledge discovery, methods of quantitative and qualitative research, conducting literature reviews, designing appropriate methodologies, evaluating outcomes, analysis and communicating the results.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: ENGL 123 or ENGL 221 and STAT 211 or STAT 222

Credit Hours: 3

Students are provided an integrated survey of the fundamental concepts of culture, forms of collective behavior, community and social organization, social interaction, and social change. The social effects of aviation and the impact of science on the social order living in an air age will also be investigated.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course will introduce the student to the field of psychology and is a survey of the bio-psychosocial continuum and the intra-psychic, interpersonal, and organizational factors affecting human behavior. A primary feature of the course is its focus on the scientific method as the route to psychological knowledge. Students examine the rationalist, empiricist and experimental foundations of the scientific method and how these foundations can be critiqued. Topics include sensation, perception, learning, motivation, emotion, memory, personality, psychopathology, physiological psychology and social processes. Emphasis is placed on the application of the basic principles of psychology to engineering, aviation, public policy, and business.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a continuation of the study of communication and communication theory, with an emphasis on overcoming communication apprehension, developing listening skills, mastering oral performance and writing about communication. Individual sections may focus on public speaking, group discussion, oral interpretation or interpersonal communication.

Available: Online & In Classroom

Pre-Reqs: None

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of basic descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include types of data, sampling techniques, measures of central tendency and dispersion, elementary probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, and simple linear regression.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: MATH 111 or MATH 140 or MATH 143 or MATH 241

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of basic descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include types of data, sampling techniques, measures of central tendency and dispersion, elementary probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, and simple linear regression.

Available: Online Only

Pre-Reqs: MATH 111 or MATH 140 or MATH 143 or MATH 241

Credit Hours: 3