Dec 05, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Physical Education (PHED)

  
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    PHED 350 - Advanced Care, Prevention, and Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries and Illnesses 3 hours


    In-depth study of athletic-training techniques and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. Prerequisite: PHED 150 .

Physics (PHYS)

  
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    PHYS 108 - Physical Science Survey 3 hours


    Examination of the physical world and its basic underlying scientific principles. Cross-listed as CHEM 108 . Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 106  or higher.
  
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    PHYS 108L - Physical Science Survey Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory experience to complement PHYS 108 . Cross-listed as CHEM 108L . Prerequisite: CHEM 108  /PHYS 108  or concurrent enrollment. PHYS 108  must be completed before PHYS 108L  can be used for G.E. credit.
  
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    PHYS 111 - College Physics I 3 hours


    First of a two-part algebra-based college physics sequence. Topics include: linear, circular and rotational motion; statics, elasticity, vibrations, waves and sound. Students majoring in Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. Prerequisite: MATH 150  or MATH 170  or MATH 180 .
  
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    PHYS 111L - Physics I Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement PHYS 111 . Students majoring in Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. G.E. when taken with PHYS 111 . Prerequisites: MATH 150  or MATH 170  or MATH 180 ; PHYS 111  (may be taken concurrently). Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    PHYS 112 - College Physics II 3 hours


    Second of a two-part algebra-based college physics sequence. Topics include: fluids, electricity, thermodynamics, magnetism, optics, modern physics and astrophysics (optional). Students majoring in Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. Prerequisite: PHYS 111 .
  
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    PHYS 112L - Physics II Laboratory 2 hours


    Laboratory experiences to complement PHYS 112 . Students majoring in Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. Prerequisite: PHYS 111 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    PHYS 211 - Calculus-Based Physics I 5 hours


    First part of a two-part calculus-based college physics sequence. The course covers the following major areas of physics: linear, circular and rotational motion; statics; elasticity; vibrations; waves and sound. Prerequisite: MATH 201 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    PHYS 212 - Calculus-Based Physics II 5 hours


    This is the second of a two-part calculus-based college physics sequence. The course covers the following: electricity, magnetism, optics, modern physics and astrophysics (optional). This course includes laboratory experiences based on the above topics. Prerequisite: PHYS 211 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    PHYS 401 - Introduction to Physical Chemistry/Chemistry Physics 3 hours


    Introduction to physical principles underlying chemical science. Topics include kinetic thermodynamics, chemical kinetics and quantum mechanics. Cross-listed as CHEM 401 . Prerequisites: CHEM 112 , MATH 201 , PHYS 111  or PHYS 211 , PHYS 112  or PHYS 212  (may be a corequisite).

Political Science (POSC)

  
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    POSC 111 - American National Government 3 hours


    Survey of the American political system, with emphasis on the Constitution, governmental structure, the political process and the economic system.
  
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    POSC 215 - State and Local Government 3 hours


    Surveys American governments on the sub-national level and focuses on the impact those governments have over citizens’ lives. 
  
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    POSC 233 - 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 233 - Topics: Mock Trial 1 hour


    Available to members of the Columbia College Mock Trial Team. Requires participation beginning in the Fall when the team begins preparing the case through the end of the mock trial season. Cross-listed as CJAD 233 . Prerequisite: must be a full-time Columbia College student. Course may be repeated five times for a total of six semester hours.
  
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    POSC 255 - 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 256 - 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 257 - 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 280 - American Political and Social Thought 3 hours


    American political thought from the colonial period to the present using writings of notable political figures, scholars and others. Cross-listed as AMST 280 . Prerequisite: ENGL 133W .
  
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    POSC 292 - International Relations 3 hours


    Theory and practice of how nations relate to each other. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement.
  
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    POSC 311 - Public Administration and Policy 3 hours


    Examination of growth, structure, role, methods, and policy of the national bureaucracy and its role in American government and society. Cross-listed as MGMT 311 /PADM 311 . Prerequisite: POSC 111 .
  
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    POSC 312 - Environmental Politics 3 hours


    Study of environmental issues and policies from both a national and global perspective. Cross-listed as ENVS 312 . Prerequisite: POSC 111 .
  
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    POSC 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 of 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 PADM 315 . Prerequisites: ENGL 133W , POSC 111 .
  
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    POSC 317 - Politics of Russia and Eurasia 3 hours


    Study of the government and politics of Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union. The course will examine the historical legacy of communism and analyze the process of political and economic transition since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement.
  
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    POSC 321 - Politics of Developing Nations 3 hours


    This course examines theories and processes of political, economic and social development in the Global South. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement.
  
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    POSC 326 - International Law and Organizations 3 hours


    Study of the evolution of international law and organizations and their role in global politics in areas such as human rights, environmental protection, collective security and global trade. Prerequisite: POSC 292 .
  
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    POSC 330 - Media and Politics 3 hours


    Examination of the impact of the media on political discourse and public opinion in America, as well as examine the ways in which the media is shaped and affected by political forces. Prerequisite: POSC 111 .
  
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    POSC 331 - European Politics 3 hours


    Analysis of the government and politics of the major European powers, including Britain, France and Germany, as well as the European Union. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement.
  
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    POSC 332 - The American Presidency 3 hours


    Presidential powers and their use and impact on American political life. Prerequisite: POSC 111 
  
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    POSC 333 - 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 333 - Topics: Mock Trial 1 hour


    Available to members of the Columbia College Mock Trial Team. Requires participation beginning in the Fall when the team begins preparing the case through the end of the mock trial season. Cross-listed as CJAD 333 . Prerequisite: Student must be a full-time Columbia College student. Course may be repeated five times for a total of six semester hours. Offered Fall and Spring.
  
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    POSC 333 - Topics: Model United Nations 2 hours


    Available to Members of the Columbia College United Nations team. Requires participation beginning in the fall when the team begins preparing for the spring Model United Nations simulation. Course may be repeated two times.
  
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    POSC 340 - Judicial Process 3 hours


    Study of the state and federal court systems and the impact those systems have on American politics and society. Prerequisite: POSC 111 .
  
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    POSC 350 - Legislative Process 3 hours


    Study of Congress, its structure, procedures, role, and impact in American government. Prerequisite: POSC 111 .
  
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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 sub-areas 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.
  
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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 133W .
  
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    PSYC 220 - 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: PSYC 101 ; and PSYC 175 /SOCI 175  taken previously or concurrently.
  
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    PSYC 224 - 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 224 /SOCI 224 . Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in MATH 150  or higher level math course (excludes MATH 200).
  
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    PSYC 225 - *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 225 . Students majoring in Psychology must earn a grade of C or higher. Prerequisites: Grade of C or higher in PSYC 224 /SOCI 224 .
  
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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 235 - *Social Psychology 3 hours


    Theories, methods and research on the nature and causes of individual behavior in social situations. Cross-listed as SOCI 235 . Prerequisite: PSYC 101 ; and PSYC 175 /SOCI 175  taken previously or concurrently.

     

  
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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 224 /PSYC 224 /SOCI 224  and nine hours of PSYC coursework.
  
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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 224 , PSYC 225 .
  
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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 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 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 224 /BIOL 224 /SOCI 224 , PSYC 225 /SOCI 225 , 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 133W , 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.  Prerequisites/corequisites: MGMT 311 /PADM 311 /POSC 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 /POSC 311 /MGMT 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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