Sep 27, 2022  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Political Science and International Affairs

  
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    POLS 4456 - International Environmental Policy

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
    An examination of the basic elements of environmental policy making in the international arena. The course highlights current issues such as tropical rain forests, the “Global Commons” concept, biodiversity and endangered species. Policy approaches will draw upon examples from specific countries as well as policy developed within international organizations such as the United Nations.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    POLS 4457 - South Asian Politics: A Comparative Perspective

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: POLS 2240.
    This course is an overview of the main issues that overlay politics in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. It covers the common historical background and the development of political institutions across the region. The course highlights the main cleavages along which politics are organized and related political, social, and economic outcomes, including the political party system, economic development, social movements, and ethnic conflict.

  
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    POLS 4465 - Mock Trial

    1 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
    An examination of the American trial process. The overall purpose of the course is to enhance knowledge of the American adversarial process. Students who take the course may qualify for selection to teams for state, regional and national competition. Course may be taken three times for credit with permission of the instructor.

  
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    POLS 4466 - Trial Procedure and Evidence

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
    POLS 4466 enhances students’ knowledge of the adversary process. Students learn and apply the basics of trial procedure and evidence through an in-depth trial simulation. Students who complete this course are eligible to compete on KSU’s intercollegiate mock trial team.

  
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    POLS 4470 - Alternative Dispute Resolution

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: POLS 1101.
    A survey of the theory and methods of alternative dispute resolution and conflict management, with simulation in facilitation, mediation and negotiation. Basic skills will be taught.

  
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    POLS 4480 - Practicum in Alternative Dispute Resolution

    2 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: POLS 4470; permission of the program coordinator.
    A capstone course designed to meet the Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate Program by integrating the students’ prior training in alternative dispute resolution in on-site applied settings and in on-campus seminars. Students will be given applied experiences in selected public or private organizations in the community or in campus-related programs to make use of their ADR training.

  
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    POLS 4490 - Special Topics in Political Science

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: POLS 1101; approval of the instructor and department chair.
    Selected special topics of interest to faculty and students.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    POLS 4499 - Senior Seminar

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of 18 hours of upper-division major and/or concentration-related requirements; at least 9 hours of which must be political science courses meeting the upper-division major requirement.
    This capstone course is designed to complete the major by integrating the problems, research and theories from the divergent specialty areas of the Political Science curriculum. The course will focus on both the theoretical and empirical concerns, as well as the interconnectedness among the various Political Science specialty areas.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.

Portuguese

  
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    PORT 1001 - Introduction to Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099 or READ 0099, if required.
    This course introduces students to Portuguese Language and Lusophone cultures, stressing progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Lusophone cultures. Not open to native speakers of Portuguese.

  
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    PORT 1002 - Introduction to Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: One year of high school Portuguese or PORT 1001 or the equivalent.
    This course is an introduction to Portuguese language and Lusophone cultures, “Part II,” stressing continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Lusophone cultures. Not open to native speakers of Portuguese.

  
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    PORT 2001 - Intermediate Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Two years of high school Portuguese or PORT 1002 or the equivalent.
    The student will continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways. Not open to native speakers of Portuguese.

  
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    PORT 2002 - Intermediate Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Three years of high school Portuguese or PORT 2001 or the equivalent.
    Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities. Not open to native speakers of Portuguese.

  
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    PORT 3200 - Advanced Reading and Writing in Portuguese

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PORT 2002 or permission of the instructor.
    This course emphasizes skill development and refinement in the areas of critical reading and writing in Portuguese. It is designed to give students extensive experience in reading and writing in Portuguese and on Lusophone Linguistic and Cultural issues.

  
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    PORT 3302 - Conversation in Portuguese

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PORT 2002 or permission of the instructor.
    This course emphasizes skill development and refinement in the areas of critical thinking through discussion in Portuguese. It is designed to give students experience in conversation in Portuguese and on Lusophone Linguistic and Cultural issues.

  
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    PORT 3304 - Introduction to Lusophone Literatures and Cultures

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PORT 3200 or permission of the instructor.
    This course introduces literary and cultural texts to the Advanced-level student in Portuguese. It is designed to give students extensive experience in reading and writing in Portuguese and on Lusophone Linguistics and Cultural issues as they appear in literature of the Lusophone world.


Psychology

  
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    PSYC 1101 - Introductory Psychology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099, if required.
    This course is an introduction to the scientific study of human behavior. A brief historical account of the discipline of psychology and an introduction to the scientific method serve as the foundations of the course. In addition to the biological bases of behavior, basic principles of the psychological processes of human development, learning, diversity, social interaction, sensation and perception, thinking, memory, and personality are presented. An overview of psychological disorders and treatment is also provided.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    PSYC 2105 - Social Issues: Perspectives in Psychology

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099, if required.
    This course provides students with the knowledge and tools necessary to critically examine world social issues from the social science perspective of psychology. The discipline of psychology studies behavior and mental processes. The course emphasizes both the use of scientific methodology in the investigation of social issues and the implications of the results for individuals and society.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    PSYC 2210 - Careers in Psychology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1101; declared psychology major.
    This course focuses on career planning and development issues for psychology majors. Using a combination of lecture, readings, and exercises, students will be exposed to information designed to assist in the clarification, selection, and pursuit of a career in psychology or a related field. Topics will include an overview of the undergraduate major in psychology, career options in psychology and related fields, preparation for employment with a bachelor’s degree, preparing for and succeeding in graduate school, and applying for a job or to a graduate school.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    PSYC 2258 - Psychology of Adjustment

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099, if required.
    The dynamics of normal and maladaptive adjustment, including the study of appropriate and inappropriate reactions to frustration and stress; resolution of conflicts, fears and anxiety; building emotional stability and preventing mental illness.

  
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    PSYC 2300 - Research Methods in Psychology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 2210 (may be taken concurrently); ENGL 1101; and MATH 1101, MATH 1111, MATH 1112, or MATH 1113. Corequisite: PSYC 2300L.
    This course is designed as an introduction to methods and statistics used in psychological research, emphasizing non-experimental methodologies including observation, correlational research, surveys, archival research, and quasi-experimental and ex post facto designs. Topics will include an introduction to the scientific method, an overview of experimental design, and an emphasis on measurement and error, experimental control, descriptive statistics, statistical inference, scientific writing, and ethical issues in non-experimental research.

  
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    PSYC 2300L - Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 2210 (may be taken concurrently); ENGL 1101; and MATH 1101, MATH 1111, MATH 1112, or MATH 1113. Corequisite: PSYC 2300.
    Laboratory course designed to apply topics taught in PSYC 2300 (Research Methods in Psychology).

  
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    PSYC 3301 - Experimental Psychology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 2300 and PSYC 2300L. Corequisite: PSYC 3301L.
    This course will focus on experimental designs used in laboratory research in psychology. Topics will include hypothesis testing, independent-group and within-subjects designs, complex designs, and statistical analysis using t-tests and the Analysis of Variance. Emphasis will be on the selection of appropriate designs for different research questions, data collection, data analysis, the interpretation of results, and writing laboratory reports.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    PSYC 3301L - Experimental Psychology Laboratory

    0 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 2300 and PSYC 2300L. Corequisite: PSYC 3301.
    Laboratory course designed to apply topics taught in PSYC 3301.

  
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    PSYC 3305 - Life-Span Developmental Psychology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1101.
    Human development from conception to death, emphasizing biological, cognitive, emotional, social and personality development. Scientific approaches for studying developmental psychology will stress the importance of research methodology and research findings across the life-span. Theories of development and applications to real-world problems will provide a context for understanding how humans change during the life-cycle.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    PSYC 3310 - Psychopharmacology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: One 3000-level psychology course.
    This course addresses how psychoactive drugs work in the central nervous system to affect behavior. Stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, analgesics and psychotropic drugs will be discussed primarily in terms of their pharmacological action in the brain. Substance abuse and treatment disorders will be addressed from a biological perspective.

  
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    PSYC 3320 - Leadership and Group Dynamics

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 2105.
    Theory and application of psychological knowledge regarding group formation, group process, and leadership. Issues are examined in the context of ongoing intensive group discussion. Experiential activities will be included in the course to provide students with opportunities to apply and observe the group process.

  
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    PSYC 3325 - Social Psychology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 2300 and PSYC 2300L.
    This course examines how people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are shaped by the social environment. Topics include interpersonal attraction, affiliation, aggression, prejudice, conformity, attitudes, persuasion, social cognition, altruism, self-presentation, social perception, and group behavior. Experimental research findings are emphasized.




  
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    PSYC 3335 - Theories of Personality

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 2300 and PSYC 2300L.
    This course surveys classic and current theories of personality that represent several of the major perspectives in psychology (e.g., psychoanalytic, biological, developmental, behavioral, humanistic, cognitive, sociocultural), highlighting the contributions of each theory to personality description, assessment, research, therapy, and application.

     

    Notes: Offered as an online course.

  
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    PSYC 3340 - The Psychology of Family Interaction: A Developmental Perspective

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 2105.
    An in-depth coverage of the psychological dynamics involved in parent/child relationships. A developmental approach will be employed to explore the changing needs and demands of the child and the parents as each progress in their own development. Current research and theory concerning parenting techniques, the psychological atmosphere of the home and the interaction of the child’s temperament with the parents will be discussed. Contemporary family issues such as daycare, domestic violence, single parenting and children with special needs will be presented.

  
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    PSYC 3355 - Cross-Cultural Psychology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1101.
    An overview of the study and application of psychological principles from a global cultural perspective, including Asian, African, European and North and South American cultures. Topics such as cognition, attitude structure and change, interpersonal communication, personality and mental health will be discussed in the contexts of different cultural orientations in the world, and both between and within-group differences and similarities will be discussed.

  
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    PSYC 3365 - Human Sexuality

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 2105.
    An examination of the biological, personal, interpersonal and social aspects of human sexual behavior. Topics include: sexual values, sex and gender, sex and love, sexual behavior over the life span, reproduction, sex and health, sexual dysfunction and treatment, and social problems/issues related to sexual behavior.

  
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    PSYC 3370 - Industrial-Organizational Psychology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 2105.
    The application of research and psychological principles to human behavior in the workplace. Course topics will include the psychological aspects of employment selection and assessment, performance appraisal, employee and work team development, reorganization and downsizing, work stress, employee violence, work/family conflict, and the changing nature of the workplace.

  
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    PSYC 3375 - Psychology of Career Development

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or PSYC 2105.
    The application of research and psychological principles with respect to how people formulate and make career decisions. The course explores career development across the life-span, focusing on theories of career decision making, work adjustment, adult career crises and transitions, and career counseling interview and assessment techniques.

  
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    PSYC 3380 - Principles of Psychological Testing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 2300 and PSYC 2300L.
    Designed to introduce the principles that underlie the development, use and interpretation of psychological assessment tools. Topics include: test construction, survey development, scaling, norming, assessment interpretation issues and psychological assessment applications in industrial, vocational, clinical and research settings. Additionally, psychological assessment will be discussed in terms of social, legal and ethical concerns.

  
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    PSYC 3385 - Ethnic Minority Psychology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1101.
    This course will provide an overview of the study and application of ethnic minority psychology. We will examine concepts and issues that pertain to ethnic minority groups in the United States, particularly the following four groups: African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. Topics for discussions are: multicultural theory and research, history, cultural values, identity, developmental and family issues, mental health and other relevant issues that are pertinent to the experiences of the above-mentioned four ethnic minority groups in the United States. The course will be conducted with a combination of lectures, class discussion, guest speakers, group activities, student presentations, videos, etc.

  
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    PSYC 3395 - Psychology of Prejudice and Privilege

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1101.
    This course focuses on psychological theory and research as mechanisms of understanding prejudice and discrimination. Close attention is paid to how privilege (e.g., racial, gender, sexuality, and/or class privilege) can influence how we perceive ourselves and others within and outside our social/cultural group(s). Coursework may involve readings from both psychology and literature, viewing of relevant films, and participation in experiential learning exercises and dialogues.

  
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    PSYC 3410 - Health Psychology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1101.
    Through the use of theoretical and empirical approaches, this course focuses on a biopsychological approach to health psychology including psychological and physiological aspects of U.S. and global health issues. Students will develop knowledge of the psychological aspects of a variety of health topics. Potential topics include body management systems, disease prevention, chronic illnesses, pain, stress and coping, substance abuse, nutrition, and alternative models of health behavior change.

  
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    PSYC 3425 - Psychology of Gender

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or GWST 3000.
    This course examines gender issues from a psychological perspective. Topics include the social construction of gender, gender and personality development, sex role socialization, and a critical examination of the research on gender differences. The ways in which gender intersects with other aspects of identity (e.g., race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation) are examined. Scientific research findings are emphasized.

     

    Notes: Offered as an online course.

  
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    PSYC 3510 - Psychoneuroimmunology: Mind Body Pathways

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: One 3000-level course or permission of the instructor.
    This course takes a novel approach to the interdisciplinary field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) by exploring research and providing practical applications that illustrate how stress over time may impact psychological and physical well-being. Students will be exposed to current PNI literature, experientially explore effects of stress and coping strategies, and participate in a PNI laboratory assignment. Topics will include, but are not limited to: Mind-Body Pathways; Stress and Illness; Metabolism, Growth, and Stress; Sleep and Stress; Coping and Stress Management.

  
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    PSYC 3775 - The Psychology of Religion: An Empirical Approach

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1101 or SOCI 2201; a research methods course in any discipline.
    This course focuses on the study of the influence of religion and spirituality on human behavior. Empirical findings are presented and discussed that allow for the critical evaluation of the role of religion and spirituality in understanding human motivation, cognition, behavior, and individual differences in personality. Students will examine findings on contemporary psychobiological thinking and religion; varieties of religious experience; religion/spirituality in childhood; and the role of religion in morality, psychopathology, and coping.

  
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    PSYC 4345 - Learning and Behavior

    4 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 4 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 3301 and PSYC 3301L.
    This course offers an introduction to the various learning mechanisms that influence the establishment, maintenance, and/or reduction of behaviors in both humans and nonhuman animals. The course focuses on linking processes and theories of classical and operant conditioning to everyday behaviors.

     

    Notes: Offered as an online course.

  
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    PSYC 4400 - Directed Study in Psychology

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 2300 and PSYC 2300L, approval of the instructor and department chair.
    This course is offered to students interested in investigating special topics and seminars external to regular course offerings. May include original research projects. A maximum of 6 hours of PSYC 4400 may be used towards satisfying the upper division major requirements. A maximum of 9 hours of PSYC 4400 is permitted overall.

  
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    PSYC 4410 - Physiological Psychology

    4 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 4 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 2300 and PSYC 2300L.
    This course addresses the relationship between our underlying physiological systems and behavior. The topics investigated include neural communication, the anatomy of the nervous system, and the biological bases of sleep, reproductive behavior, stress, learning and memory, and mental disorders.

  
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    PSYC 4415 - Perception

    4 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 4 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 2300 and PSYC 2300L.
    The subject matter of the course includes the physical properties of stimuli, the psychological methods of investigating perception, the anatomy and physiology of the sense organs, the central processing of stimuli, and demonstrations or laboratory investigations of sensory phenomena.

     

    Notes: Offered as an online course.

  
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    PSYC 4420 - Ethics and Professional Issues in Applied Psychology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: One psychology 3000-level course.
    A critical analysis of professional issues and the ethical standards in the practice of psychology. Traditional and emerging practice areas will be discussed. Topics such as licensure, prescription drug privileges, managed care, and treatment efficacy research will be explored. Ethical standards and decision-making will be studied in the context of professional practice.

  
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    PSYC 4430 - Abnormal Psychology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: One psychology 3000-level course.
    This course provides an overview of the major categories of mental disorders, including current research on their classification, features, etiology, course, and treatment. Students also examine diagnostic processes and ethics as related to research and treatment with clinical populations.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    PSYC 4440 - Clinical and Counseling Psychology: Science and Practice

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: One 3000-level psychology course.
    The course provides an introduction to the science and practice of clinical and counseling psychology from integrated perspectives. History, major theories, and scientific underpinnings are covered, as well as current developments in practice and research. Major topics include research design, theoretical models, diagnostic and assessment methods, psychotherapeutic interventions, treatment effectiveness, specialization, and training. The course may emphasize clinical or counseling psychology at the discretion of the instructor.

  
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    PSYC 4445 - History and Systems of Psychology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 3301, PSYC 3301L, and one course from each of the five psychology course areas (any one of the five psychology course areas can be completed concurrently with PSYC 4445).
    This capstone course is designed to complete the major by integrating the student’s prior academic experiences in psychology. The historical development of psychology is examined, focusing on antecedents in philosophy and physiology, major early systems, major historical figures, and the historical/cultural context in which the field developed. A seminar format is used throughout the course to encourage student participation and interaction with peers and with faculty.

  
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    PSYC 4455 - Cognitive Psychology

    4 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 4 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 3301 and PSYC 3301L.
    An examination of the experimental investigation of complex cognitive processes, including the storage and retrieval of information, concept formation, reasoning, problem-solving and decision making

  
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    PSYC 4475 - Psychology of Workplace Motivation and Leadership

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: One psychology 3000-level course.
    This course examines topics of motivation and leadership in the workplace by addressing theoretical formulations, major research findings and real-world applications. Issues related to these topics will include gender, corporate culture, job attitudes, cross-cultural influences and organizational reward systems.

  
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    PSYC 4480 - Field Practicum in Psychology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 3301, PSYC 3301L, a GPA of at least 3.0 overall and in psychology, completion of two placement-related courses, submission of an application before registration, approval of department faculty, and permission of the instructor.
    The psychology field practicum offers the advanced psychology major an opportunity to combine appropriate supervised field experience with classroom discussion of site-specific and general issues related to the application of psychological theory and research. Students integrate prior academic experiences in psychology by combining 100 hours of supervised on-site experience with assignments and seminar-style class sessions.

  
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    PSYC 4485 - Research Practicum in Psychology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 3301 and PSYC 3301L, declared major in psychology, GPA at least 3.0 overall and in psychology, submit an application before registration, and approval of department faculty and permission of the instructor.
    This course is for students seeking additional experience in applied research settings combining in-class instruction and individual placement either on or off campus. Students who seek employment in a research setting upon graduation or are interested in attending graduate school and wish to obtain additional experience in research techniques should select this course.

  
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    PSYC 4490 - Special Topics in Psychology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: One psychology 3000-level course.
    This course will address selected topics of special interest to faculty and students.

  
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    PSYC 4499 - Senior Seminar in Psychology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PSYC 3301, PSYC 3301L, and one course from each of the five psychology course areas (any one of the five psychology course areas can be completed concurrently with PSYC 4499).
    A capstone course designed to complete the major by integrating the student’s prior academic experiences in psychology. Contemporary issues, problems, research, and theories from the different areas identified in the psychology curriculum will be examined. Discussion will focus on both substantive and methodological concerns, as well as interconnections among areas of study. A seminar format will be used throughout the course to encourage student participation and interaction with peers and with faculty

    Notes: Offered as an online course.

Reading

  
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    READ 0020 - Principles of Reading for the Regents’ Test

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 0 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    Instruction and review for the Regents Test with emphasis on critical reading skills, vocabulary, and test-taking strategies. Required of students who have failed the reading portion of the test.

  
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    READ 0099 - Reading for Academic Purposes

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 0 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Placement by COMPASS Examination, by the Admissions Office or by the Department of Learning Support Programs.
    A Learning Support Programs course that prepares the student for credit courses that require sophisticated reading and study strategies. Emphasizes comprehension strategies, vocabulary development, textbook mastery, note taking and learning strategies.


Real Estate

  
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    RE 3400 - Principles of Real Estate

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and FIN 3100; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours, FIN 3100, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Students are introduced to the principles of real estate analysis and utilization. Subjects include the nature of real property; the legal instruments involved in real property transactions; market analysis and the determinants of real estate values; the appraisal process; investment and financial analysis; and the public policy aspects of real estate planning and utilization.

  
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    RE 4500 - Real Estate Finance

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and FIN 3100; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours, FIN 3100, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Examines the principles and procedures of real estate appraisal, the transfer process for property, and financing methods for residential and commercial real estate. Studies the income and cost of developing and managing real property and analyzes real estate as an investment.


Regents Skills

  
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    RGTE 0199 - Regents’ Writing Skills

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 0 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    The Regents’ Writing Skills course is intended to ensure that all graduates of USG institutions possess certain minimum skills in writing. Students learn to evaluate their own writing strengths and weaknesses and work on improving their own writing skills so that they are able to write an essay meeting the Regents’ criteria.


Religious Studies

  
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    RELS 1102 - Understanding Religious Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1101.
    Religious Studies is an interdisciplinary field that draws from many different academic and disciplinary approaches to understand, appreciate, compare, contrast, and learn from the world’s religions, their practices and beliefs, their people and their power. This course surveys and explores the dichotomies and many issues surrounding and arising from religion in the world in order to enable students to engage in conversations critically, informatively, and dispassionately on the subject of world religion.

  
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    RELS 3780 - Trends in Religious Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 or RELS 1102.
    This course focuses on current issues and trends in the field of Religious Studies. This course is interdisciplinary and includes international content in English.

    Notes: Course may be repeated with a change in content.
  
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    RELS 4400 - Directed Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department chair prior to registration.
    In this course a selected topic of an advanced nature not served by the existing curriculum is investigated by a student working with a supervising faculty member.

  
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    RELS 4490 - Special Topics in Religious Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 or RELS 1102.
    This course is a study of selected special topics of interest to faculty and students.

    Notes: This course may be repeated with a change in content.

Russian

  
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    RUSS 1001 - Introduction to Russian Language and Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099 if required.
    Introduction to the Russian language and culture, stressing progressive acquisition of effective communications skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of the culture being studied. Not open to native speakers of Russian.

  
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    RUSS 1002 - Introduction to Russian Language and Culture II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: RUSS 1001.
    Introduction to Russian language and culture, part II, stressing continued, progressive acquisition of effective communication skills in both the written and spoken language and an understanding of the practices and products of Russian culture. Not open to native speakers of Russian.

  
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    RUSS 2001 - Intermediate Russian Language and Culture I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: RUSS 1002.
    Builds upon acquisition of communication skills begun in high school. The student will continue to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing and learn to communicate in culturally appropriate ways. Not open to native speakers of Russian.

  
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    RUSS 2002 - Intermediate Russian Language and Culture II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: RUSS 2001.
    Students continue to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the use of a variety of materials and activities. Not open to native speakers of Russian.

  
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    RUSS 2290 - Special Topics in Russian

    1-3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair.
    This course covers special topics of interest at the beginning or intermediate levels. It is primarily for studies abroad in Russian language and culture.


Science

  
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    SCI 1101 - Science, Society, and the Environment I

    3 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 4 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099, READ 0099, MATH 0099, if required.
    This course is the first in a two part sequence that fulfills the general education science requirement. Using the context of environmental issues it introduces students to the basic nature of matter, energy, and living systems and to the nature of science. Emphasis is placed on making decisions about scientific issues. Science 1101 is not designed for science majors and is not a prerequisite for introductory courses in biology, chemistry, or physics.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    SCI 1102 - Science, Society and the Environment II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SCI 1101 or its equivalent.
    This course is the second in a two part sequence that fulfills the general education science requirement. Using the context of environmental issues, it introduces students to the basic skills and scientific understandings needed by educated citizens to make informed decisions about scientific issues.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    SCI 3360 - Earth Science

    3 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 4 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in any core lab science sequence.
    An introduction to basic earth science concepts and methodology (including geology, meteorology, and oceanography) will be covered. Special emphasis will be placed on dynamic Earth processes (plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism, climate, etc.) and their effects on the structure and composition of the landforms, oceans, atmosphere, and organisms. The lab component includes hands-on evaluation of a collection of Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary rocks, topographic map analyses, spectral imaging and remote sensing, and modeling weather related phenomena.

  
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    SCI 3365 - Earth Watch: Examining Global Environmental Issues

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in any core lab science sequence.
    An examination of the integrative nature of environmental sciences; emphasis on human interactions with world environments. Discussions will focus on case studies, environmental problem-solving, and the development of a personal ecological ethic. Ecological principles of population, community, ecosystem and biosphere will be integrated in the case studies.

  
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    SCI 4700L - Applied Environmental Studies

    2 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: For Biology majors: GEOG 3700, a grade of “C” or better in BIOL 3370 and one other laboratory based course at the 3000/4000 level; for Chemistry majors: GEOG 3700 and a grade of “C” or better in in CHEM 3700; for Geography majors: GEOG 3700 and any two of the following GEOG 3305, 3315, 4405, or 4410; for all other majors: SCI 1101, SCI 1102, a grade of “C” or better in SCI 3360; POLS 4456 and GEOG 3700.
    An interdisciplinary, field-based, capstone course. Students will apply skills learned in previous courses in a team-based project. The experience will be documented in an environmental assessment report describing the land and aquatic systems in terms of use, conditions (chemical, biological, physical), economic impact, environmental policy and management.


Science Education

  
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    SCED 4000 - Service Learning in Science Education

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 60 hours and permission of the instructor and department chair/program director.
    A community activity which links learning to life by connecting meaningful community service activities with academic learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility. Activity will be designed with the instructor and approved by the chair/program director.

  
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    SCED 4498 - Internship in Teaching Science (6-12)

    0 Class Hours 36 Laboratory Hours 12 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Provisional teaching license issued by State of Georgia, full-time employment teaching science, and permission of science education advisor.
    Student Teaching experience in science for provisionally certified teachers. Supervision will be in collaboration with a mentor-teacher in the local school and a specialist in science education. This internship will automatically substitute for SCED 4475. Proof of professional liability insurance is required. Student is responsible for their own school placement.


Secondary Education

  
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    SED 2220 - Internship

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of the director of the Center for Education Placement and Partnerships and advisor.
    A practicum in a classroom during which the student will be actively involved in the teaching-learning process under the guidance of a professional teacher.

  
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    SED 3398 - Internship

    1-12 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of the director of the Center for Education Placements and Partnerships and advisor.
    A supervised teaching experience for teachers seeking certification renewal credit.

  
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    SED 4400 - Directed Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and department chair prior to registration.
    A concentrated investigation of a particular aspect of education as a topic within a teaching field concentration or degree major. The content of the directed study will be determined jointly by the instructor and the student.

  
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    SED 4490 - Special Topics in Education

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and department chair.
    Selected special topics of interest to faculty and students.


Sociology

  
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    SOCI 2000 - Introduction to Gender Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1101.
    This course examines the ways that women’s and men’s gender roles are shaped by social interaction. Using materials and learning approaches from multiple disciplines, students will explore questions about how individual and group expectations about gender behavior are created and sustained.

  
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    SOCI 2105 - Social Issues: Perspectives in Sociology

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099.
    This course provides students with the knowledge and tools necessary to critically examine world social issues from the social science perspective of sociology. The discipline of sociology focuses on how culture and social structure combine to shape the way humans live and how they define and solve their problems.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    SOCI 2201 - Principles of Sociology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: READ 0099 if required.
    This course is an overview of sociology which emphasizes the social nature of human behavior, including an introduction to culture, social structure, socialization, deviance, stratification, family, gender, religion, demography, and complex organization.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    SOCI 2251 - Social Problems

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2201.
    An overview of current social problems facing American society with attention to developing insights into the conceptual analysis of meaningful solutions.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    SOCI 2301 - Research Methods in Sociology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2201.
    This course provides an introduction to concepts and techniques used in social science research. Students acquire a foundational understanding of research methods in sociology, learn how to link theory and data, and examine the ethical considerations required for social research.

     

    Notes: Offered as an online course.

  
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    SOCI 3300 - Foundations of Social Theory

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2105 or SOCI 2201.
    This course surveys the historical development of social theory. It emphasizes the major theories and theoreticians of sociology and their importance for understanding contemporary sociology.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    SOCI 3301 - Qualitative Research Methods in Sociology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2301; SOCI 3300 (may also be taken concurrently).
    Students learn the qualitative strategies used in sociology research methods, including ethnographic techniques applied in sociology, participant observation, in-depth interviewing, and content analysis. Students learn ethical implications of social research, and how to design a qualitative research study, develop interview guides, construct content analysis templates, conducts observations on the field, conduct interviews, code data, and analyze qualitative data. Students learn skills using software applications for data management and analysis and write a research proposal.

  
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    SOCI 3302 - Quantitative Research Methods in Sociology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2301; MATH 1107; SOCI 3300 (may also be taken concurrently)
    This course examines the concepts and techniques used for quantitative research in sociology. Students learn to interpret, calculate, and critique the basic statistics used in quantitative methods in sociology. Students acquire the skills to use Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) computer program for managing and analyzing numerical data. Students learn the ethical implications of social science research and write a research proposal for a quantitative study.

  
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    SOCI 3304 - Social Organization

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2201.
    An introduction to large scale social organizations, with an emphasis on bureaucracy. Examines both the formal and informal aspects of bureaucracy, including topics ranging from power and authority, to centralization and decentralization, red tape, and professionalism.

  
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    SOCI 3310 - Introduction to Gerontology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2201 or PSYC 1101.
    Introduction to the multi-disciplinary field of gerontology which provides an overview of the sociology, psychology, and the physiology of aging. Students will consider research and theories of aging as well as participate in field trip experiences in gerontological settings. A key goal is to develop a more realistic perception of the aging process.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    SOCI 3314 - Race and Ethnicity

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2201 or permission of the instructor.
    A survey of racial and ethnic relations, concentrating on the American experience. Stress is placed on the dynamics of prejudice and discrimination, and assimilation versus pluralism, including discussions of multiculturalism, bilingualism, and affirmative action.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    SOCI 3320 - Exploring the Aging Network

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2201 or PSYC 1101.
    The class explores through field trips and speakers the range of services and programs that relate to aging in the Atlanta region and rural Georgia. The goal is to immerse students in the aging network so that they develop contacts, resources and knowledge for use in the family as well as work settings. The grade for the course will be based on attendance at field trips, online discussion and a paper related to the student’s major, career path, and personal goals for the course.

  
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    SOCI 3324 - Sociology of Gender

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2201.
    This course examines gender as a major organizing principle in society and explores the ways in which gender intersects with other types of social differentiation including race, sexuality, social class, and nationality. The course also explores the implications of changes in family, economic, and political structures related to gender and their impact on equality in contemporary society.




  
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    SOCI 3333 - Technology and Society

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2105 or SOCI 2201 or ANTH 2105 or ANTH 2201.
    This course will examine the interaction between scientific and technological development and social development, social structure and social issues.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    SOCI 3334 - Religion and Society

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2201 or ANTH 2201.
    Examination of religion as a social institution in historical, comparative, and contemporary terms. World religions and new religious movements are studied as sociocultural processes involving the need to know, to deal with problems and to adapt to change.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    SOCI 3344 - Biotechnology and Social Change

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2105 or SOCI 2201 or permission of the instructor.
    Modern biotechnology, a revolutionary innovation in science, is having major transforming effects on society. It is impacting the dinner table, agriculture, health and medicine, industrial processes, reproduction and has far-reacting implications for other areas of social life. This course is designed to examine the multiple manifestations of biotechnology and their social change implications. The course begins by locating the biotechnology revolution in the broader socio-historical context within which it is emerging, and explores its links to the new knowledge based economy. The course then focuses on the examination of the ways in which the development and application of biotechnology in its various manifestations are transforming the cultural and institutional character of modern societies. This will include an examination of social, ethical/moral and legal/legislative issues and their impact on policy.

  
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    SOCI 3350 - Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2201.
    This course fills a gap in the curriculum as systems of social inequality, such as race, class, and gender are generally recognized as intersecting. We already offer separate courses in race and ethnicity, social class and mobility and the sociology of gender. By including an examination of race, class, and gender in one course grounded in an intersectionality perspective students will be more readily able to understand the ways in which such systems of inequality are created and perpetuated, how they interconnect, and the consequences of their multiplicative effects.

  
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    SOCI 3354 - Social Class and Mobility

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2201.
    Examination of social class and hierarchy in America. Issues in empowerment, equality, styles of life, and the nature of poverty and social mobility will be highlighted.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    SOCI 3360 - Sociology of Violence

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CRJU 1101 or SOCI 2105 or SOCI 2201.
    This course examines the root causes and consequences of violent behavior exhibited by individuals in our society. Topics covered include the social and cultural contexts that breed violence, society’s influence on specific crimes, and human social behavior.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    SOCI 3364 - Sociology of the Family

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2201.
    Presents the institution of the family in historical and cross-cultural perspective, including an analysis of the American family system, its social structure and alteration, and its relation to other social institutions.

  
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    SOCI 3374 - Sociology of Occupations

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2201.
    An analysis of the contemporary occupations, with emphasis on large scale organizations, the structure of occupations and the nature of work.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
 

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