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Course Offerings

Although the majority of Independent Study courses are offered every semester, some are not. Students should always check with Independent Study staff for the most current course list, courses are subject to change.

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    Accounting

    ACCTG 201: Principles of Financial Accounting (Term-Base Only)

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Term only Internet access Blackboard 
    • Introduction to accounting as the language of business.  Emphasis on reasoning and logic of external reporting model.May include computer -based applications.
    • Prerequisite:  MATH 109 or MATH 121 or MATH 156 or BUSAD 265
    • Proctor is not required for course

    ACCTG 202: Principles of Managerial Accounting (Term-Base Only)

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Term only Internet access Blackboard 
    • Managerial uses of accounting information, including cost-based, decision making, differential accounting, and responsibility accounting. May include computer-based applications. Proctored exams are required.
    • Prerequisite: ACCTG 201
    • Proctor is not required for course
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    Anthropology

    ANTHR 100: Cultural Anthropology

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased 
    • Introduction to the concepts by which anthropology understands particular lifestyles, and to the constructs by which it accounts for similarities and differences among lifestyles. (Gen Ed: Social Science)
    • Proctor is not required for course
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    Art

    ART 100: Visual Dynamics

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Appreciation and understanding of visual experiences and techniques reflecting the cultural dynamics of creativity.(Gen Ed: Humanities)

    ART 211: History of Art 1

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard
    • A survey of world art from prehistory to ca. 1300 CE. Introduces issues related to visual design, historical context, and interpretation of works of art.

    ART 212: History of Art II

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard
    • A survey of world art from ca. 1300 CE to contemporary times. Introduces issues related to visual design, historical context and interpretation of works of art.
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    Biology

    BIOL 112: Nutrition

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard
    • Analysis of personal dietary habits and behavior in relation to basic human nutritional needs and food composition.

    BIOL 121: Environmental Conservation

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard
    • Historical review of humankind’s interrelationship with and impact on the natural environment. Basic principles of ecology and current issues relating to the use of natural resources and environmental problems.

    BIOL 121L: Environmental Conservation - Lab

    • 1 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased 
    • Field studies to augment BIOL 121
    • Co-requisite: BIOL 121 (Gen Ed: Natural Physical Science)
    • Proctor is not required for course

    BIOL 223: Human Physiology and Anatomy I

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard
    • Study of human physiology and anatomy designed for students who require or desire a thorough understanding of the functional and structural aspects of the human body. Not for the majority of biology majors except Teacher Education. Topics include body orientation, physiologically important molecules, the cell, tissues, integument, skeleton, muscle, nervous system, and special senses.
    • BIOL 100/100L and CHEM 111/111L are highly recommended. Corequisite: BIOL 223L.
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    Business Administration

    BUSAD 101: Business-Careers and Opportunities

    • 1 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Introduction to the world of business that will provide insights on careers, business disciplines, and the world of business.

    BUSAD 265: Inferential Statistics and Problem Solving

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Statistical methods in business, sampling, parameter  estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, multiple regression  and chi square tests. Use of problem solving methods. 
    • Prerequisite: MATH 121

    BUSAD 270: Business Communications

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard
    • Means of extending management capabilities through effective internal and external communications, including data organization and presentation.
    • Prerequisite: ENG 101 and 102.

    BUSAD 302: Ethical Issues and the Legal Environment of Business

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Examination of issues addressing ethical, legal, social and environmental responsibilities of business toward government, customers, employees, and the general public.
    • Prerequisite: BUSAD 270

    BUSAD 360: Advanced Business Statistics

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard
    • Development of advanced statistical techniques to support business decision-making. Topics include advanced multiple regression analysis, analysis of variance and nonparametric techniques.
    • Prerequisite: BUSAD 265

     

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    Chemistry

    CHEM 101: Chemistry and Society

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard 
    • Chemistry related to the everyday world. Drugs, food, pollution, pesticides, consumer products, energy, and home health. Principally for non-science majors.
    • Videos required. (Gen Ed:Natural Physical Science)
    • Proctor is not required for course

    CHEM 101L: Chemistry and Society - Lab

    • 1 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard
    • Laboratory is optional. Experiments to exemplify the logical steps of problem solving and explore the physical and chemical world.
    • Corequisite: CHEM 101 (Gen Ed: Natural Physical Science)
    • Proctor is not required for course

    CHEM 211: Introduction to Organic Chemistry

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Survey of organic chemistry chemical structure, reactivity, and functional groups are presented in context of relevance to society.
    • Videos required
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 111
    • Proctor is not required for course
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    Computer Information Systems

    CIS 171: Introduction to Java Programming

    • 4 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required 
    • An introduction to computer programming, design and testing using the Java object-oriented programming language. Topics include language constructs, functions, file handling, inheritance and UML.

    CIS 365: Management Information Systems 

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Applied course emphasizing the range of cyber threats, exploits, attacks, cyber defense, security design and vulnerability analysis. Provides skills for the CompTIA Security+ certification.
    • Prerequisite: CIS 103 and CIS 104 and and MGMT 201.
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    Criminology

    CRIM 101: Introduction to Criminology (Spring & Summer)

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required 
    • This class will address the historical, theoretical and methodological foundations for understanding crime and criminology; various types of crime, & responses to crime by police, the courts and correctional institutions.

    CRIM 305: Women and Crime

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Explores historical and contemporary intersecting issues of sex, gender, and crime in the United States, focusing on girls' and women's experiences as crime victims, offenders, and workers in the criminal justice system. 
    • Prerequisite: ANTHR 100 or CRIM 101 or SOC 101 or WS 100.

    CRIM 306: Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Theory and history of delinquency; relationship to family, peer groups, schools, gangs, drugs, young offenders legislation, juvenile courts and police response, youth corrections.

    CRIM 310: Criminological Theory

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Examination of major theoretical explanations of crime and their policy implications. 
    • Prerequisite: CRIM 101

    CRIM 353: Penology

    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 or CRIM 101 or SOC 203 or CRIM 203.
    • Cross-listed: SOC 353
    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • The history and role of corrections; correctional practice, relationship to law, prison society, working in prisons, special needs of prisoners, capital punishment, administration, privatization.

    CRIM 407: Family Violence

    • Cross-listed: WS 407
    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • The extent, seriousness, and impact of the major forms of family violence, including child maltreatment, dating and partner violence, stalking, and mistreatment of elders. Gender, race and social class implications are examined. 

    CRIM 409: Victimology 

    • Cross-listed: SOC 409
    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Study of the victims’ role in criminal transactions. Examination of individuals and groups as victims of officially defined crime, as well as other social injuries, not officially defined as crime.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 or SOC 203 or CRIM 101 or CRIM 203

    CRIM 410: Structural and Elite Crime

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Examination of crimes and social injuries perpetrated by organizational structures that do physical or economic harm to the environment, their employees, and their customers.

    CRIM 411: Police and Society

    • Cross-listed: SOC 411
    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased 
    • The history and role of police; including patrol officers, detectives, specialty units, police discretion, women in policing, community policing, private policing, corruption, brutality, accountability.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 or SOC 203 or CRIM 101 or CRIM 203.
    • Proctor is not required for course

    CRIM 414: Serial Murder

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Examines serial murder in historical and contemporary contexts and assesses current control strategies including forensic science and profiling.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 or SOC 203 or CRIM 101 or CRIM 203.

    CRIM 415: Forensic Criminology

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Course introduces students to variable aspects of Medicolegal Death Investigation. Students will learn about investigating deaths caused by homicide, suicide, accidents, and natural causes.

    CRIM 425: Gangs in Contemporary America

    • Cross-listed: SOC 425
    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Trends, organizational characteristics, processes, and causative factors associated with gangs in contemporary American society.
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    Economics

    ECON 201: Principles of Macroeconomics

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard 
    • Applications oriented approach to understanding the economy including monetary policy, deficits and surpluses, international issues; fundamental differences between liberal and conservative economic policies.(Gen Ed: Social Science)

    ECON 202: Principles of Microeconomics

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard 
    • Illustrates how firms make price, wage, and profit maximizing decisions. Other topics include market performance, market failure, environmental issues, and government intervention. (Gen Ed:Social Science)
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    English

    ENG 101: Composition 101

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Emphasis on critical thinking, reading, and writing clear and coherent essays that reflect an understanding of the writing process, rhetorical analysis, argumentation, and academic discourse.
    • Prerequisite: English 099, or ACT verbal score of at least 18, or SAT verbal score of at least 440, or an Accuplacer test score of at least 95. (Gen Ed: Written Communications)
    • Proctor is not required for course

    ENG 102: Composition 102

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Sequential course providing continued engagement with critical thinking, reading, argumentation, and using rhetorical techniques in academic writing. Emphasis on research strategies.
    • Prerequisite: ENG 101. (Gen Ed: Written Communications) 
    • Proctor is not required for course

    ENG 114: Introduction to Creative Writing

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • An introduction to poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction writing, stressing honest and clear writing and heightened critical thinking skills within a workshop setting. (Gen Ed: Humanities)

    ENG 130: Introduction to Literature

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Introduction to the three major literary genres: fiction, poetry, and drama. The main emphasis is on close reading and textual analysis.(Gen Ed: Humanities)
    • Proctor is not required for course

    ENG 241: Women In Literature

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Intensive study of literature written by women, in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. 
    • Prerequisite: ENG 102.
    • Proctor is not required for course
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    Finance

    FIN 330: Principles of Finance

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Principles of finance involved in problems confronting business organizations.
    • Prerequisite: ACCTG 201, ECON 201, ECON 202, BUSAD 265 or MATH 156
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    Geography

    GEOG 101: Physical Geography

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Three Earth spheres: the hydrosphere (oceanography, hydrologic cycle); the atmosphere (meteorology and climatology) and the lithosphere (geology, internal/external processes) are emphasized and examined.
    • Proctor is not required for course

    GEOG 103: World Regional Geography

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard 
    • The interconnectivity and interrelationship of the world regions by stressing physical, economic development, agricultural, cultural and population characteristics, and strengthening of one's mental world map.(Gen Ed: Social Science) 
    • Proctor is not required for course
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    Geology

    GEOL 101: Earth Science

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Four earth spheres: the hydrosphere (oceanography, hydrologic cycle); the atmosphere (meteorology and climatology); the lithosphere (geology; internal and external processes); and space are emphasized.
    • Co-requisite: GEOL 101L.(F, S) (Gen Ed: Natural and Physical Sciences)

    GEOL 101L: Earth Science - Lab

    • 1 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Lab to accompany GEOL 101 lecture.
    • Co-requisite: GEOL 101 (Gen Ed: Natural and Physical Sciences) 
    • Proctor is not required for course
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    History

    HIST 201: United States History to 1877

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • United States history from founding of North American colonies to 1877 Reconstruction era.(Gen Ed: History)
    • Proctor is not required for course

    HIST 202: United States History from 1877

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • United States from 1877 Reconstruction era to contemporary era. (Gen Ed: History)
    • Proctor is not required for course
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    Management

    MGMT 201: Principles of Management

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Managerial processes related to planning, organizing, leading, decision-making, and controlling. Modern management techniques will be emphasized.

    MGMT 301: Organizational Behavior

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Team work, individual and group behavior, motivation, work design, communication, decision-making, leadership, and organizational culture.
    • Prerequisite: MGMT 201

    MGMT 311: Operations and Quality Management

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Managerial perspective of the operations and quality functions, use of analytical tools to solve operations and quality problems.
    • Prerequisite: MGMT 201, BUSAD 265 or MATH 156.
    • Proctor is not required for course

    MGMT 318: Human Resource Management

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • An examination of the human resource functions of planning, selection and recruitment, compensation, training and development, employee and labor relations, and safety and health.
    • Prerequisite: MGMT 201

    MGMT 362: Purchasing and Materials Management

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Strategies and tactical methods, opportunities and problems associated with the flow of materials in an organization will be covered.
    • Prerequisite: MGMT 311
    • Proctor is not required for course

    MGMT 410: Labor Management Relations

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Federal and state legislation and execution and executive orders governing the employer-employee relationship; legal rights of organizations and collective bargaining.
    • Prerequisite: MGMT 318

    MGMT 414: Entrepreneurship (The Study of Small Business)

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Internet access required
    • In-depth analysis of the various environments, management, accounting, finance, and legal considerations required for business plan development by an entrepreneur or small business owner.
    • Prerequisite:MKTG 340

    MGMT 460: Operations Strategy 

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Examination of recent developments in the strategy of operations in the manufacturing and service sectors involving technological policy, new process development, and new product introduction.
    • Prerequisite: MGMT 311
    • Proctor is not required for course

    MGMT 468: Quality Management

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Concepts and techniques of quality improvement processes. Defining quality in customer satisfaction terms and improving quality of products and service through modern techniques. E-mail available.
    • Prerequisite: MGMT 311
    • Proctor is not required for course

    MGMT 485: Management Strategy and Policy 

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard 
    • Integration of the business core disciplines to explore ways that strategy is formed in contemporary business organizations. Case method used extensively.
    • Prerequisite: BUSAD 360 and FIN 330 and MGMT 301 and MGMT 311, and MKTG 340.
    • Proctor is not required for course
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    Marketing

    MKTG 340: Principles of Marketing (Fall & Summer)

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard 
    • Analytical survey of problems encountered in distributing goods and services from a marketing-management approach with emphasis on the role of the consumer and the social responsibility of the marketer.
    • Internet access required

    MKTG 341: Sales Force Management (Spring & Summer)

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard 
    • Managing a sales force including recruiting, selection, training, compensation, supervision, stimulation and sales planning. Computer simulation used to do forecasting, budgeting, territory allocation, sales analysis and control.
    • Prerequisite: MKTG 340

    MKTG 441: Marketing Strategies (Fall & Summer)

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard 
    • Detailed consideration of the process of formulating and implementing strategies in marketing. Major emphasis on markets, channels of distribution, and project analysis.
    • Internet access required
    • Prerequisite: MKTG 340 and BUSAD 360

    MKTG 475: International Marketing (Spring & Summer)

    • Effects of culture, political and legal structures on marketing. Planning for international products, services, promotion, pricing, distribution and impact of trade groups.
    • Internet access required
    • Prerequisite: MKTG 340

     

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    Math

    MATH 101: Introductory College Mathematics

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Solving systems of linear equations. Introduction to functions. Operations with radical expressions. Solving radical equations. Exponential and logarithmic functions with applications.
    • Prerequisite: Satisfactory placement exam score or MATH 097 or equivalent

    MATH 109: Mathematical Explorations

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Emphasis on quantitative reasoning and problem solving. Topics chosen from logic, sets, algebra, linear programming, probability, statistics, number theory, geometry, voting theory, and graph theory.
    • Prerequisite: satisfactory placement exam score or MATH 099 or Math 097 or equivalent (Gen Ed: Mathematics)

    MATH 120: Pre-Calculus Algebra

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Solutions of algebraic equations, graphs of rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions. Prerequisite: Satisfactory placement exam score or Math 101 or equivalent
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    Music

    MUS 118: Music Appreciation: History of Rock and Roll (Term Base Only)

    • 3 Semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Term Only Course, Blackboard 
    • The online version of this course will focus on popular western music since 1950 and its relation to previous and contemporary periods of art music. Like the classroom version, the online version of the course will include significant musical compositions, composers and historical eras; analysis and description of music forms and terms; significant musicians and multicultural issues.(Gen Ed: Humanities) 
    • Proctor is not required for course

    MUS 337: Introduction to World Music

    • 3 Semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Term Only Course, Blackboard 
    • A focus on various world music traditions and their integration into western and non-western contemporary styles. Includes significant musical compositions, composers/musicians, analysis, and multicultural issues. 
    • Proctor is not required for course
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    Political Science

    POLSC 101: American National Politics

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Basic processes in American politics. Principles and structure of national governments. (Gen Ed: Social Science)

    POLSC 201: International Relations

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Introductory study of world affairs. Topics include: international economics, institutions, war, human rights, and the environment. Designed for students with no background in international relations.(Gen Ed: Social Science)

    POLSC 202: Comparative Politics

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Studies politics, political systems, and governance in various countries, from the UK and France to Mexico and China. The course emphasizes comparative analysis and understanding. (Gen Ed: Social Science)

    POLSC 270: Introduction to Homeland Security

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • An overview of homeland security, key threats, challenges, and potential responses.
    • Proctor is not required for course

    POLSC 271: Terrorism

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • An examination of extremist groups and private violence in the context of monitoring, prevention, and responses.
    • Proctor is not required for course

    POLSC 272: Critical Incident Management

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard 
    • The policies and practices of local first responders, inter-agency relationships, political violence, and unconventional weapons.
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    Psychology

    PSYCH 100: General Psychology

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Overview of the field of psychology including learning, emotion, heredity, personality, development, abnormal, psychotherapy, research methods, sleep, dreams and relationships.(Gen Ed: Social Science)

    PSYCH 103: Introductory Psychology for Majors 

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard 
    • Explore psychology as a career in addition to an introduction to the basic skills required for conducting psychological research including APA writing style, journal article analysis, and basic statistics. 
    • Proctor is not required for course

    PSYCH 105: Understanding Human Diversity

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Americans live in a complex and diverse society. This course examines the nature, impact and strategies for dealing with diversity in personal and social contexts.

    PSYCH 151: Introduction to Human Development

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Survey of human development through life span. A multi-disciplinary approach to the study of both change and stability in physical, cognitive, social and personality development. Review of relevant developmental theory and research. (Gen Ed: Social Science)

    PSYCH 205: Introduction to Sport Psychology

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • An introduction to psychological theories and constructs affecting performance, coaching & development in sports and athletics.
    • Proctor is not required for course

    PSYCH 251: Childhood and Adolescence

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Physical, social, cognitive, and emotional growth of the individual from childhood through adolescence. Topics include intelligence, social development, self-development, moral development and family relations.
    • Prerequisite: PSYCH 100.(Gen Ed: Social Science) 
    • Proctor is not required for course

    PSYCH 311: Theories of Personality

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Major theories of personality and the methods of personality investigation.
    • Prerequisite: PSYCH 100.

    PSYCH 337: Memory and Cognition

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Theory and research on current topics in cognition, including attention, concept formation, imagery, memory, decision making, language acquisition, problem solving and text comprehension.
    • Prerequisite: PSYCH 100.

    PSYCH 342: Educational Psychology

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • The contribution of psychology theory, research, and methods to our understanding of teaching and learning. 
    • Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 or 151
    • Proctor is not required for course

    PSYCH 351: Psychology of the Exceptional Individual

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Survey of characteristics of those individuals considered significantly above or below the norm of the population. Emphasis on behavioral identification and modification of the home, school and social environment.
    • Prerequisite: PSYCH 100.

    PSYCH 352: Social Psychology

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • General and applied psychological principles of the individual's interaction with a group. 
    • Prerequisite: PSYCH 100

    PSYCH 362: Abnormal Psychology

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Etiology, diagnosis, and therapy of maladaptive or abnormal behaviors and mental functioning.
    • Prerequisite: PSYCH 100.

    PSYCH 401: History and Systems of Psychology

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • The historical development of modern psychology from its roots in classical philosophy and the social, cultural, and political context within which psychological theory emerged.
    • Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 and 209 and and 209L. 
    • Proctor is not required for course
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    Sociology

    SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • The scientific study of patterns and processes of human social relations.(Gen Ed: Social Science)

    SOC 203: The Criminal Justice System

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • This course examines origin, nature, and utilization of criminal law; policing, court adjudication and sentencing; jails and prisons; community based corrections and criminal justice policy.

    SOC 205: Sociological Methods

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • The methods of research and investigation in sociology and the social sciences.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 or CRIM 101

    SOC 231: Marriage and Family Relationships 

    • Cross-listed: PSYCH 231 and WS 231
    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Marriage and family from an institutional and relationship perspective: cross-cultural diversity, mate selection, marital dynamics, parenting, divorce, remarriage, emerging patterns. (Gen Ed: Social Science)

    SOC 303: Crime and Deviance (Fall & Summer)

    • Cross-listed: CRIM 303
    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • The nature and causes of crime as well as of behavior defined as socially deviant, including violent, corporate, political crimes; sexual, cultural and political deviance.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 and 203 or CRIM 101 or CRIM 203.

    SOC 305: Crime and Women

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Exploration historical and contemporary intersecting issues of sex, gender, and crime in the United States, focusing on girls' and women's experiences as crime victims, offenders, and workers in the criminal justice system.
    • Prerequisite: ANTHR 100 or CRIM 101 or SOC 101 or WS 100.

    SOC 306: Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Theory and history of delinquency; relationship to family, peer groups, schools, gangs, drugs, young offenders legislation, juvenile courts and police response and youth corrections.

    SOC 308: Popular Culture

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Advertising, television, music, novels, and the news are among the topics to be investigated for their social significance.

    SOC 310: Social and Cultural Theory (Fall, Spring & Summer)

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Examine from classical to contemporary theory in sociology and anthropology.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 or ANTHR 100.

    SOC 325: Gender and Society

    • Cross-listed: (WS 325)
    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Analysis of how gender as a social construct influences institutions, interaction & lived experience in a diverse society.The intersection of race,ethnicity, class & sexualities is viewed through the lens of gender & culture. 
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 or WS 100. 
    • Proctor is not required for course

    SOC 326: Social Stratification

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Inquire into inequalities of wealth, power, and the consequence for individuals and society.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 and 201

    SOC 352: Social Psychology

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • General and applied psychological principles of the individual's interaction with a group. 
    • Prerequisite: PSYCH 100 or SOC 101

    SOC 358: Film and Society

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • An in-depth look at the images of social life and social life and social relationships contained in popular movies. Requirements and listing of movies will be provided.
    • Proctor is not required for course

    SOC 404: Poverty and Inequality in the U.S.

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Poverty in the United States, its measurement and extent, perpetuating conditions, lifestyle and anti-poverty programs.
    • Proctor is not required for course
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    Social Work

    SW 205: Social Welfare in the United States

    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Examines the historical development of social work in the United States social welfare system. Critical thinking techniques will be used to analyze policy.
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    Women's Studies

    WS 305: Women and Crime

    • Cross Listed: (SOC 305, CRIM 305)
    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Explores historical and contemporary intersecting issues of sex, gender, and crime in the United States, focusing on girls' and women's experiences as crime victims, offenders, and workers in the criminal justice system. 
    • Prerequisite: ANTHR 100 or CRIM 101 or SOC 101 or WS 100.

    WS 325: Gender and Society

    • Cross Listed:(SOC 325)
    • 3 semester-hour credits
    • Format Offered: Blackboard and Printbased
    • Analysis of how gender as a social construct influences institutions, interaction & lived experience in a diverse society.The intersection of race,ethnicity, class & sexualities is viewed through the lens of gender & culture.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 or WS 100.
    • Proctor is not required for course

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