Aug 13, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Political Science (POSC)

  
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    POSC 353 - Asian Politics 3 hours


    Analysis of the government and politics of selected Asian countries and their economic and social systems. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement.
  
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    POSC 355 - Directed Study 1-3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of political science.  This course requires the approval of the chair of the History, Philosophy, and Political Science Department and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Political Science (POSC) courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    POSC 356 - Directed Study 1-3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of political science.  This course requires the approval of the chair of the History, Philosophy, and Political Science Department and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Political Science (POSC) courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    POSC 357 - Directed Study 1-3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of political science.  This course requires the approval of the chair of the History, Philosophy, and Political Science Department and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Political Science (POSC) courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    POSC 360 - U.S. Foreign Policy 3 hours


    Examination of the historical context of U.S. foreign policy, the institutions and processes of foreign policy-making and contemporary foreign policy issues and challenges. Prerequisite: POSC 292 .
  
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    POSC 361 - American Political Parties 3 hours


    Practical and theoretical study of the American party system. Prerequisite: POSC 111  or HIST 121  and HIST 122 .
  
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    POSC 370 - Dynamics of Terrorism 3 hours


    This course surveys contemporary terrorism, especially international terrorism. The course will examine controversies in defining terrorism; explore the historical roots of terrorism; examine terrorist motivations, organization and strategies; and explore ways in which countries can respond to the threat of terrorism. Cross-listed as CJAD 370 .
  
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    POSC 395 - Political Science and Public Administration Research Methods 3 hours


    An introduction to the research processes used by political science and public administration. The scope of political science and public administration research and the methods used to address political and policy questions are studied. Cross-listed as PADM 395 . Prerequisites: three previous courses in political science or public administration.
  
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    POSC 399 - Political Science Internship 1-3 hours


    Students complete 45 hours of experiential work for each semester hour. Students typically work in a governmental office, in a non-profit agency which lobbies government, in an attorney’s office, or in other similar positions promoting an understanding of American national, state or local government. The directing faculty member must approve the internship placement. Students may register for no more than 12 political science internship credits (POSC 399 and POSC 499  combined) during their time at Columbia College. Grades are assigned as S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory). Prerequisites: POSC 111 ; junior standing; minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA at time of registration for internship.
  
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    POSC 402 - Classical Political Philosophy 3 hours


    Study of major writers in political philosophy from Plato to Machiavelli. Cross-listed as PHIL 402 . Prerequisite: Junior standing.
  
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    POSC 403 - Modern Political Philosophy 3 hours


    Study of major writers in political philosophy from Hobbes to the present. Cross-listed as PHIL 403 . Prerequisite: junior standing.
  
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    POSC 430 - Philosophy of Law 3 hours


    Philosophical investigation into the concept of jurisprudence. The course covers both analytic jurisprudence, i.e. what law is and how it is distinguished from other normative systems like ethics, and normative jurisprudence, i.e., restrictions on liberty, duties to obey the law, and the role of punishment. Cross-listed as PHIL 430 . Prerequisite: junior standing.
  
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    POSC 433 - Topics 1-3 hours


    Specialized inquiry into a defined concept, topic, theory or application in political science.  Topics courses must be approved by the chair of the History, Philosophy, and Political Science Department.
  
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    POSC 440 - Constitutional Law 3 hours


    Study of the Constitution’s evolution through Supreme Court decisions. Prerequisite: POSC 111 .
  
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    POSC 455 - Directed Study 1-3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of political science.  This course requires the approval of the chair of the History, Philosophy, and Political Science Department and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Political Science (POSC) courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    POSC 456 - Directed Study 1-3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of political science.  This course requires the approval of the chair of the History, Philosophy, and Political Science Department and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Political Science (POSC) courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    POSC 457 - Directed Study 1-3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of political science.  This course requires the approval of the chair of the History, Philosophy, and Political Science Department and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of Political Science (POSC) courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    POSC 495 - Senior Seminar in Political Science and Public Administration 3 hours


    Culminating experience for graduation with a B.A. in Political Science and B.A. or B.S. in Public Administration. Requires original research project and final paper. Grade of C or higher required. Cross-listed as PADM 495 . Prerequisite: POSC 395  or PADM 395 .
  
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    POSC 499 - Advanced Political Science Internship 1-12 hours


    Students complete 45 hours of experiential work for each semester hour. Students typically work in a governmental office, in a non-profit agency which lobbies government, in an attorney’s office, or in other similar positions promoting an understanding of American national, state or local government. The directing faculty member must approve the internship placement. Grades are assigned as S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory). Students may register for no more than 12 political science internship credits (POSC 399  and POSC 499 combined) during their time at Columbia College. Prerequisites: minimum nine hours of political science coursework; senior standing; minimum 3.0 GPA in major core classes at time of registration of internship.

Psychology (PSYC)

  
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    PSYC 101 - General Psychology 3 hours


    Introduction to the field of psychology and the major subareas including the biological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, personality, stress, as well as abnormal, developmental and social psychology. Students majoring in Psychology must earn a grade of C or higher. G.E.
  
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    PSYC 175 - Introduction to Theory-based Research and Writing 3 hours


    Introduction to theory-based research and writing in social and behavioral sciences.  Cross-listed as SOCI 175 . Prerequisite: PSYC 101  or SOCI 111 ; grade of C or higher in ENGL 111 .
  
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    PSYC 230 - Educational Psychology 3 hours


    The study of psychological principles in educational environments. Emphasis is on the scientific approach to teaching and learning. Students learn to plan, deliver, evaluate and report instructional outcomes. Cross-listed as EDUC 230  . Prerequisite: PSYC 101 .
  
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    PSYC 233 - Topics 1-3 hours


    Specialized inquiry into a defined concept, topic, theory or application in psychology. Topics are approved by the Psychology and Sociology Department.
  
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    PSYC 240 - Experimental Psychology 3 hours


    Provides students with hands-on research experience and knowledge of experimental procedures through participation in representative experiments. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 .
  
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    PSYC 260 - Introduction to Applied Psychology 3 hours


    An introduction to Applied Psychology, including uses of psychology in personal adjustment across the lifespan, in education, interpersonal relationships, marriage, family and parenting, work, physical and psychological health, and in identifying and treating psychopathology. A service learning component may be used as a means of providing students with practical experience with applied psychology. Students are exposed to major theoretical perspectives in applied psychology and methods and findings based in scientific psychology.
  
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    PSYC 270 - Psychology of Emotion 3 hours


    Study of brain based, sociocultural, and cognitive approaches to emotion, their structure and function and regulation within the social context, the influence of emotion on learning and memory, judgment process, attention, and emotion regulation. The course introduces theory and research in the study of emotion through archival research, writing, and presentation to peers. Prerequisite: PSYC 101  or PSYC 260 .
  
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    PSYC 280 - Psychology of Sport 3 hours


    Study of the impact of psychology in sport at both the coaching/teaching level and the athlete/participant level. The course will examine motivation, goal setting, anxiety and developmental changes that impact physical performance. Prerequisite: PSYC 101  or PSYC 260 .
  
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    PSYC 304 - Personality Theory 3 hours


    Examination of the major personality theories, including those proposed by Freud and his followers, learning theorists, trait theorists, social-learning theorists and humanists. Current research into personality, using modern methods, also reviewed. Day Program only. Prerequisites: six hours of PSYC courses and junior standing. $20 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    PSYC 309 - Animal Behavior 3 hours


    Basic principles of animal behavior with an emphasis on the evolutionary forces that shape behavior. Cross-listed as BIOL 309 . Prerequisite: six hours of PSYC coursework or six hours of BIOL coursework.
  
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    PSYC 320 - Psychological Testing and Measurement 3 hours


    Study of informal and standardized test development, administration and evaluation including the history of testing, concepts of reliability, validity, utility and psychometrics of intelligence, personality, clinical, counseling, neuropsychological assessment and career testing using the normative and criterion-referenced approaches. Prerequisites: BIOL 324 /PSYC 324 /SOCI 324  and nine hours of PSYC coursework.
  
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    PSYC 324 - Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences 3 hours


    The study of parametric and nonparametric statistics commonly used in the behavioral and natural sciences. Included are analyses of relationship and variance, as well as effect sizes associated with each. Students majoring in Biology, Psychology or Sociology must earn a grade of C or higher. Cross-listed as BIOL 324 /SOCI 324 Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in MATH 150  or higher level math course (excludes MATH 200).
  
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    PSYC 325 - Quantitative Research Methods 3 hours


    Study of applied research in the behavioral sciences, with an emphasis on design, methodology, results interpretation, and theory building. Quantitative approaches are addressed, employing both parametric and nonparametric statistics. Cross-listed as SOCI 325 . Prerequisites: Grade of C or higher in BIOL 324 /PSYC 324 /SOCI 324 ; junior standing.
  
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    PSYC 327 - Qualitative Research Methods 3 hours


    Understanding qualitative research and developing qualitative research skills, examining exemplars in the field, exploring the various qualitative research methodologies such as participant-observation and in-depth interviewing and the theoretical and ethical dilemmas associated with each. Data collection, writing field notes and transforming such data into written ethnographic documents are emphasized. Cross-listed as ANTH 327 /SOCI 327 . Prerequisite: Junior standing.
  
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    PSYC 328 - Independent Research 3 hours


    Applying qualitative and/or quantitative research methods in applied research to produce manuscripts and academic conference presentations. Conducting archival and experimental or field research to answer research questions. Using appropriate research skills, producing written research findings in APA style and presenting research findings at a conference of academic peers. Course may be repeated two times to complete research cycle. Cross-listed as SOCI 328 . Prerequisite: junior standing, 3.0 GPA, PSYC 324 , PSYC 325 .
  
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    PSYC 330 - Lifespan Developmental Psychology 3 hours


    The study of physiological, environmental and interactive variables influencing human development from conception to death. Prerequisites: PSYC 101 ; PSYC 175 /SOCI 175 .

     

  
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    PSYC 333 - Topics 3 hours


    Specialized inquiry into a defined concept, topic, theory or application in Psychology. Topics are approved by the Psychology and Sociology Department.
  
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    PSYC 336 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3 hours


    Examination of humans and work. Investigates both theoretical models and application of principles in relation to personnel, psychology, organizational psychology, and the work environment. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 .
  
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    PSYC 340 - Ethics and Social Responsibility 3 hours


    This course explores the basis of ethical concepts and the meaning of social responsibility in social and behavioral research. The course also exposes students to potential ethical dilemmas in research. Student will learn to situate themselves in the broader social implications of research findings. Cross-listed with SOCI 340 .
  
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    PSYC 355H - Directed Study-Honors


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of psychology. This course requires the approval of the chair of the Psychology and Sociology Department  and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of psychology courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    PSYC 360 - Social Psychology 3 hours


    Theories, methods and research on the nature and causes of individual behavior in social situations. Crosslisted as SOCI 360 . Prerequisite: PSYC 101  ; and PSYC 175  /SOCI 175  taken previously or concurrently.
  
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    PSYC 371 - Neuroscience 3 hours


    Comprehensive survey of the physiological processes and structures underlying human and animal behavior, including sensation, movement, emotion, learning, memory, sleep, drugs and abnormal behavior. Cross-listed as BIOL 371 . Prerequisites: six hours of PSYC courses or six hours of BIOL courses.
  
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    PSYC 372 - Sensation and Perception 3 hours


    Introduction to the study of human senses and higher order perceptual processes. Cross-listed as BIOL 372 . Prerequisites: six hours of BIOL or six hours of PSYC courses, and junior standing.
  
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    PSYC 381 - History & Systems of Psychology 3 hours


    Overview of the historical antecedents and major theoretical and historical systems within psychology. Students majoring in Psychology must earn a grade of C or higher. Prerequisites: PSYC 101 , PSYC 175 , and Sophomore standing.
  
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    PSYC 385 - Human Sexuality 3 hours


    Exploration of sexuality from psychological and social perspectives. Critical issues directly and indirectly associated with sexual behavior are addressed. Human sexual behavior is openly discussed in this course and is illustrated in the textbooks. Cross-listed as SOCI 385 . Prerequisite: PSYC 101  or SOCI 111 
  
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    PSYC 391 - Child Psychology 3 hours


    The study of children from conception to puberty. Students study maturational and environmental factors that shape the physical, cognitive, and social development of the child. Cross-listed as EDUC 391  . Prerequisite: PSYC 101 .
  
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    PSYC 392 - Adolescent Psychology 3 hours


    The study of youth from puberty to young adulthood. Students study maturational and environmental factors that shape the physical, cognitive, and social development of the youth. Special emphasis is focused on the transescent stage of development. Cross-listed as EDUC 392 . Prerequisite: PSYC 101 .
  
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    PSYC 395 - Adult Psychology 3 hours


    Physiological, behavioral, and cognitive changes that occur in adulthood and old age, discussed from a psychological/developmental perspective. Prerequisite: PSYC 101.
  
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    PSYC 396 - Child and Adolescent Development 3 hours


    The study of children and adolescents from conception to young adulthood. Students study the maturational and environmental factors that shape the physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development of the individual. Cross-listed with EDUC 396 .
  
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    PSYC 399 - Psychology Internship 1-3 hours


    An opportunity for students to practice acquired skills under close supervision in a professional environment. Permission to enroll in an internship must be obtained from a full-time psychology instructor at least one semester prior to enrollment. Maximum of three hours of PSYC 399  allowed per semester, with a maximum of six hours over the course of the degree. Students must complete 45 hours of experiential work for each semester hour. Course is graded S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory). Prerequisites: PSYC 101 ; 2.5 cumulative GPA. Corequisite: junior standing.
  
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    PSYC 410 - Learning Theories 3 hours


    In-depth study of major theories of learning, including classical, operant, social, experiential and constructivist theories and their relationship to applied and theoretical psychology. Prerequisites: six hours of PSYC coursework and junior standing.
  
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    PSYC 420 - Cognitive Psychology 3 hours


    A study of human mental processes. The course covers concepts such as neurocognition, pattern recognition and attention, the function (and malfunction) of memory in its various forms, language, decision making, and problem solving. Prerequisites: junior standing; PSYC 175  or SOCI 175 ; 3 additional hours of PSYC courses.
  
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    PSYC 433 - Topics 1-3 hours


    Specialized inquiry into a defined concept, topic, theory or application in psychology. Topics are approved by the Psychology and Sociology Department.
  
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    PSYC 450 - Abnormal Psychology 3 hours


    Major categories of behavior disorders are considered in terms of theory, etiology, symptoms, and treatment. Fundamental questions related to diagnosis, definitions of disorders and reaction of society are discussed. Prerequisites: PSYC 175 , nine hours of psychology courses, and Junior standing.
  
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    PSYC 455 - Directed Study 3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of psychology. This course requires the approval of the chair of the Psychology and Sociology Department and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of psychology courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    PSYC 456 - Directed Study 3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of psychology. This course requires the approval of the chair of the Psychology and Sociology Department and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of psychology courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    PSYC 457 - Directed Study 3 hours


    Individual research project covering a limited and well-focused aspect of theory, concept or application in a selected area of psychology. This course requires the approval of the chair of the Psychology and Sociology Department and is available on the main campus only. Prerequisites: completion of at least 45 semester hours of coursework, prior completion of at least 6 semester hours of psychology courses, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
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    PSYC 460 - Introduction to Clinical and Counseling Psychology 3 hours


    Contemporary theory and practices in clinical and counseling psychology. Psychotherapy interventions are studied from the psychoanalytic, cognitive, family, behavioral and existential perspectives. Research, legal and ethical issues are examined as they relate to the counselor as a person and as a professional. Prerequisites: junior standing; PSYC 175 or SOCI 175; 3 additional hours of PSYC courses.
  
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    PSYC 472 - Psychopharmacology 3 hours


    Introduction to psychopharmacology and the mechanisms of drug action in the brain and on the body, including: the fundamentals of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, neuroanatomy, neurotransmission, tolerance and dependence. Major drug classes covered are sedative-hypnotics, anxiolytics, psychostimulants, opiates, hallucinogens, antipsychotics, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. Cross-listed as BIOL 472 . Prerequisites: junior standing; six hours of PSYC or BIOL coursework.
  
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    PSYC 480 - Group Process 3 hours


    Psychotherapeutic techniques used in small and large-group interventions, including reviews of the current research, legal, and ethical issues associated with paraprofessional and professional practices. Prerequisites: PSYC 101  and PSYC 460 .
  
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    PSYC 495 - Integrative Psychology 3 hours


    Required as a culminating experience prior to graduation. Capstone course integrating prior learning, exploring current research and contemporary issues in psychology. Writing intensive. Students enrolled in this Senior seminar are required to take the Major Field Test for Psychology. Grade of C or higher is required for this course and all prerequisite courses. Prerequisites: Senior standing, Psychology major; PSYC 101 , PSYC 175 PSYC 324  /BIOL 324  /SOCI 324 , PSYC 325  /SOCI 325 , PSYC 381 .
  
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    PSYC 499 - Advanced Psychology Internship 1-3 hours


    An opportunity for students to practice acquired skills under close supervision in a professional environment. Permission to enroll in an internship must be obtained from a full-time psychology instructor at least one semester prior to enrollment. Maximum of three hours of PSYC 499  allowed per semester, with a maximum of six hours over the course of the degree. Students must complete 45 hours of experiential work for each semester hour. Course is graded S (S) or U (Unsatisfactory). Prerequisites: nine hours of PSYC coursework; 3.0 GPA in PSYC courses; cumulative 3.0 GPA. Corequisite: senior standing.

Public Administration (PADM)

  
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    PADM 311 - Public Administration & Policy 3 hours


    Examination of the growth, structure, role, methods and policy of the national bureaucracy and its role in American Government and society. Cross-listed as MGMT 311 /POSC 311 . Prerequisite: POSC 111 .
  
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    PADM 315 - American Public Policy 3 hours


    The various ways the American political system decides what issues deserve attention, how it makes policy decisions and the implementation of those decisions. Theoretical models for decision-making are discussed as are specific examples of public policy such as environmental policy, educational policy, health care policy, and more. Cross-listed as POSC 315 . Prerequisites: ENGL 112 , POSC 111 .
  
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    PADM 320 - Non-Profit Organization and Management 3 hours


    Managers in the non-profit sector face unique challenges. This course exposes students to essential skills facing managers in the non-profit sector such as grant writing, fundraising, managing technology, managing finances, working with private boards, public advocacy, and more. Prerequisite/Corequisite: PADM 311 /POSC 311 /MGMT 311 .
  
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    PADM 325 - Public Financial Resources Management 3 hours


    Exposes students to the budgetary process for public-sector managers with a focus on political and legal constraints on these budgets, cash and risk management, budgetary forecasting, and more. Prerequisite/corequisite: PADM 311 /POSC 311 /MGMT 311  .
  
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    PADM 330 - Public Human Resources Administration 3 hours


    Course focuses on human resources management in the public sector and addresses issues such as the recruitment, selection, and evaluation of employees as well as topics such as collective bargaining, employee discrimination, employee development and more. Prerequisite/Corequisite: PADM 311 /MGMT 311 /POSC 311 .
  
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    PADM 335 - Methods of Public Decision Making 3 hours


    How theoretical, philosophical, scientific, political, and social factors influence decision making in the public sector and methods used by public sector managers to make those decisions. Prerequisite/Corequisite: PADM 311 /MGMT 311 /POSC 311 .
  
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    PADM 340 - Values and Ethics in Public Administration 3 hours


    Course covers issues related to the ethical practices of public administrators including the proper role of unelected bureaucrats in government and how they relate to citizens. Students are exposed to philosophical arguments related to ethical behavior. Course does not satisfy the general education ethics requirement. Prerequisite/Corequisite: PADM 311 /MGMT 311 /POSC 311 .
  
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    PADM 395 - Political Science and Public Administration Research Methods 3 hours


    An introduction to the research processes used by political science and public administration. The scope of political science and public administration research and the methods used to address political and policy questions are studied. Cross-listed as POSC 395 . Prerequisite: three previous courses in political science or public administration.
  
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    PADM 399 - Public Administration Internship 3-6 hours


    Students complete 45 hours of experiential work for each semester hour. Students typically work in a governmental office responsible for administering public policy on the national, state, or local level or in the office of a non-profit organization. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration must enroll for three semester hours and students pursuing the Bachelor of Science must enroll in six hours. The directing faculty member must approve the internship placement. Grades are assigned as S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).Prerequisites: POSC 111 ; MGMT 311 /PADM 311 /POSC 311 ; junior standing; minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at time of registration of internship.
  
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    PADM 495 - Senior Seminar in Political Science and Public Administration 3 hours


    Culminating experience for graduation with a B.A. in Political Science and B.A. or B.S. in Public Administration. Requires original research project and final paper. Grade of C or higher required. Cross-listed as POSC 495 . Prerequisite: PADM 395  or POSC 395 .

Religious Studies (RELI)

  
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    RELI 101 - Religion and Human Experience 3 hours


    Provides an objective setting to encourage students to examine religion and various religious traditions in the world, with opportunities to understand religion in the context of their own experiences. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement. G.E.
  
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    RELI 124 - The Bible as Literature 3 hours


    A literary and historical approach to major biblical selections and their influence on western literature, culture and philosophy.
  
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    RELI 201 - Religious Classic Texts 3 hours


    Introduction to the classic primary sources of world religions. From ancient Mesopotamia to modern classics of religious experience, the student reads, analyzes and compares the written accounts of human contemplation of the divine across time and culture. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement.
  
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    RELI 202 - Asian Philosophy & Religion 3 hours


    Examination of philosophy, religion, and belief systems of Eastern cultures, past and present. Students study the various traditional “systems of thought” from India, China, Tibet and Japan. G.E. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement. Cross-listed as PHIL 202 .
  
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    RELI 350 - Philosophy of Religion 3 hours


    Philosophical exploration of the classical issues of theistic religious thought, such as the reality of God, the problem of evil, religious language, life after death and the pluralism of religious traditions. Cross-listed as PHIL 350 . Prerequisite:  PHIL 201  or RELI 101 .
  
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    RELI 381 - History of Christianity: Early Church 3 hours


    Development of Christianity from its origins to the eve of the Reformation. Emphasis is on the evolution of theology within the context of Western civilization. Specific subjects include ancient Hebrew thought, Hellenism, gnosticism, the historical Jesus, the Trinity, Augustine, medieval theology, heresies, etc. Cross-listed as HIST 381 . Prerequisite: HIST 101  or HIST 111 .
  
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    RELI 382 - Christianity in the Modern World 3 hours


    Development of Christian thought from the late Middle Ages to the present. Emphasis is on the confrontation of Christian theology with modernity. Specific subjects are: the Reformation, Counter-Reformation, the scientific revolution, the Enlightenment, Liberal Theology, the Theology of Crisis, etc. Cross-listed as HIST 382 Prerequisite: HIST 102  or HIST 112 .
  
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    RELI 390 - The Buddha and Buddhism 3 hours


    Introduction to the study of Buddhist philosophy and religious traditions, beginning with the life of Siddhartha Gautama, through the development of Buddhism in ancient India-Theravada and Mahavana, the spread of Buddhism to China, Tibet, and Japan. The course concludes with the examination of the coming of Buddhism to the West. Cross-listed as PHIL 390 . Prerequisite: Junior standing.
  
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    RELI 400 - Religion and Science 3 hours


    A study of the contemporary encounter of science and religion in the light of their historical background, aims, methods, points of conflict and possible dialogue. Subjects include: logos and mythos, the case of Galileo, Newton, Darwinism, Einstein’s religion, creation and Big Bang, Creationism and Design, Anthropic Principle, contingency and necessity, God, secular humanism. Prerequisite: junior standing.

Sociology (SOCI)

  
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    SOCI 111 - General Sociology 3 hours


    Introductory study of small and large scale human social interaction and social organizations. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement. G.E.
  
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    SOCI 112 - General Anthropology 3 hours


    Anthropology is the comprehensive study of humanity. Focusing on the four subfields of this discipline (cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and archaeology), this course explores the diversity of the human condition both in the past and the present. G.E. Course meets Multicultural graduation requirement. Cross-listed with ANTH 112  .
  
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    SOCI 175 - Introduction to Theory-based Research and Writing 3 hours


    Introduction to theory-based archival research processes and skills used in social and behavioral sciences research to produce manuscripts. Proposing research questions and conducting archival research. Using appropriate skills, producing written research findings in APA/ASA style and presenting research findings in a forum of peers. Students majoring in Psychology or Sociology must earn a grade of C or higher. Core curriculum for PSYC and SOCI majors. Cross-listed as PSYC 175 . Prerequisite: PSYC 101  or SOCI 111 ; grade of C or higher in ENGL 111 .
  
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    SOCI 210 - The Sociology of Gender 3 hours


    Critical examination of gender as a social construct. The role of gender in socialization, sexuality, family, religion, work, the mass media, education and politics. G.E. Cross-listed as WMST 210 .
  
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    SOCI 214 - Family 3 hours


    Survey of structures, functions, processes, and problems in the contemporary family.
  
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    SOCI 216 - American Social Problems 3 hours


    Nature and impact of contemporary social problems.
  
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    SOCI 218 - Social Deviance 3 hours


    Introduction to theories and models of deviant behavior. Reinforcement of the sociological perspective on human behavior. Social control and the construction of categories of deviance. Analysis of social conditions which impacts rates of deviance including violence, sexual deviance, mental illness, substance abuse, street crime and white collar crime. Societal responses to deviance. The uses of stigma to label deviants.
  
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    SOCI 230 - Sports and Society 3 hours


    Survey of social theories and projected role of the patterns of sports and heroism in society.
  
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    SOCI 270 - Minority Cultures and Relations 3 hours


    Survey of historical and contemporary minority/majority relations among various racial, ethnic, and gender groups. Focus on the social construction of race and ethnicity. Course meets the multicultural graduation requirement. Cross-listed as ANTH 270 .
  
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    SOCI 310 - Women and Society 3 hours


    Analysis of the social and cultural forces that shape women’s position in society; explanations and critical analysis of the gendered nature of our reality. Cross-listed as WMST 310 .
  
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    SOCI 321 - Criminology 3 hours


    Emphasis on sociological theories concerning the nature, sources, control, and prevention of crime. Topics include current trends in U.S. crime rates; media coverage of crimes; patterns of victimization; characteristics of property crimes, violent crimes, drug crimes, corporate crimes, political crimes and vice. Critical examination of current law enforcement and correctional policies and practices. Prerequisite: junior standing.
  
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    SOCI 324 - Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences 3 hours


    The study of parametric and nonparametric statistics commonly used in the behavioral and natural sciences. Included are analyses of relationship and variance, as well as effect sizes associated with each. Students majoring in Biology, Psychology or Sociology must earn a grade of C or higher. Cross-listed as BIOL 324 Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in MATH 150  or higher level math course (excludes MATH 200).
  
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    SOCI 325 - Quantitative Research Methods 3 hours


    The study of applied research in the behavioral sciences, with an emphasis on design, methodology, results interpretation and theory building. Quantitative approaches are addressed, employing both parametric and nonparametric statistics. Cross-listed as PSYC 325 . Prerequisites: grade of C or higher in BIOL 324 /PSYC 324 /SOCI 324 ; junior standing.
  
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    SOCI 327 - Qualitative Research Methods 3 hours


    Understanding qualitative research and developing qualitative research skills, examining exemplars in the field, exploring the various qualitative research methodologies such as participant-observation and in-depth interviewing and the theoretical and ethical dilemmas associated with each. Data collection, writing field notes and transforming such data into written ethnographic documents are emphasized. Crosslisted as ANTH 327 /PSYC 327 . Prerequisite: Junior standing.
  
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    SOCI 328 - Independent Research 3 hours


    Applying qualitative and/or quantitative research methods in applied research to produce manuscripts and academic conference presentations. Conducting archival and experimental or field research to answer research questions. Using appropriate research skills, producing written research findings in APA style and presenting research findings at a conference of academic peers. Cross-listed as PSYC 328 . Prerequisite: junior standing, 3.0 GPA, PSYC 324 , PSYC 325 .
  
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    SOCI 331 - Juvenile Delinquency 3 hours


    Emphasis on sociological theories concerning the nature, sources, control, and prevention of juvenile delinquency.  Topics include current trends in U.S. juvenile crime rates; media coverage of juvenile delinquency; patterns of victimization; characteristics of crimes committed by juveniles. Critical examination of current juvenile correctional policies and practices. Comparison of various treatment models in juvenile delinquency. Prerequisite: junior standing.
  
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    SOCI 333 - Topics 1-3 hours


    Specialized inquiry into a defined concept, topic, theory or application in sociology. Topics are approved by the Psychology and Sociology Department.
  
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    SOCI 336 - Gender and Globalization 3 hours


    Critical analysis of the history and discourse surrounding globalization, with special emphasis on its gendered effect. Attention is paid to the often invisible micro macro connections between individual lives across the globe. The distribution of power and its impact on development processes is examined. The impact of gender dynamics within social institutions: economic, political, and cultural are also examined. Course meets Multicultural graduation requirement. Cross-listed as ANTH 336  /WMST 336 . Prerequisite: Junior standing.

     

  
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    SOCI 340 - Ethics and Social Responsibility 3 hours


    This course explores the basis of ethical concepts and the meaning of social responsibility in social and behavioral research. The course also exposes students to potential ethical dilemmas in research. Student will learn to situate themselves in the broader social implications of research findings. Cross-listed with PSYC 340 .
  
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    SOCI 341 - Religion and Society 3 hours


    Examines the sources and roles of religion in societies. Offers an introduction to the major sociological theories and concepts about religions and religious movements. Provides a cross-cultural approach to religious systems and practices. Focuses on how religion fosters social integration and community, but also power, oppression and discrimination. These themes are discussed using examples of the religious perspectives on and experiences of women, gays/lesbians, and ethnic minorities. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement. Crosslisted as ANTH 341 . Prerequisite: Junior standing.
 

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