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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, as courses are subject to change.

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    Accounting

    ACCT 101: Accounting for Non-Business Majors 

    • Survey of accounting course. Topics: accounting concepts, accounting information users, elements and purpose of financial statements, accrual accounting, internal control, and basic financial analysis.
    • Prerequisite: None

    ACCT 201: Principles of Financial Accounting

    • Introduction to accounting as the language of business. Emphasis on reasoning and logic of external reporting model. May include computer-based applications.
    • Prerequisite: MATH 101 or MATH 109 or MATH 156 or BSAD 265.

    ACCT 202: Principles of Managerial Accounting

    • Managerial uses of accounting information, including cost-based, decision making, differential accounting, and responsibility accounting. May include computer-based applications.
    • Prerequisite: ACCT 201.
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    Anthropology

    ANTH 100: Cultural Anthropology

    • Introduction to the concepts by which anthropology understands particular lifestyles, and to the constructs by which it accounts for similarities and differences among lifestyles.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • (Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS3) (CC)

    ANTH 101: Biological Anthropology

    • The course examines humans as biological organisms from an evolutionary perspective. Other primates and the significance of genetic diversity in modern human populations are discussed.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • Corequisite: ANTH 101L.
    • (Gen Ed: ST)

    ANTH 101L: Biological Anthropology Lab

    • The lab will reinforce and extend student understanding of biological anthropological concepts.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • Corequisite: ANTH 101.
    • (Gen Ed: ST)

    ANTH 104: Introduction to Archeology

    • This course introduces students to the field of archaeology. Examines how archaeologists acquire and interpret archaeological evidence. Reviews accepted practice and archaeological ethics and law.
    • Prerequisite: None.

    ANTH 105: Understanding Human Diversity

    • 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.
    • Cross-listed as DS 105, PSYC 105, SOC 105, and WS 105.
    • Prerequisite: None.

    ANTH 106: Language, Thought and Culture

    • Cross-cultural introduction to language processes in human society.
    • Cross-listed as ENG 106
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: SS) (CC)
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    Art

    ART 100: Visual Dynamics

    • Appreciation and understanding of visual experiences and techniques reflecting the cultural dynamics of creativity.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: H, GT-AH1) (CC)
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    Art History

    ARH 211: Global Art I

    • History of art & arch. from prehistory to 1300 CE. Topics include religious & political functions of art, cross-cultural interaction, the legal, ethical, & scientific challenges of archeology, restoration, & interpretation.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: H, GT-AH1) (CC)

    ARH 212: Global Art II

    • Discover how cross-cultural interactions, photography, abstraction, & the artistic engagement with politics, feminism, race, and popular culture affected the artworld. art throughout the world from 1300 CE to the present.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: H, GT-AH1) (CC)
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    Biology

    BIOL 100: Principles of Biology

    • Introduction to basic principles common to all facets of biology. Topics include a brief history of biology, the scientific method, the diversity of life, cell structure and reproduction, and metabolism.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • Registration Information: Recommend co-enrollment in BIOL 100L.
    • (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC2)

    BIOL 100L: Principles of Biology Lab

    • To expose the student to problem-solving skills emphasizing the importance of observation and data accumulation.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • Registration Information: Recommend co-enrollment in BIOL 100.
    • (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC1)

    BIOL 112: Nutrition

    • Analysis of personal dietary habits and behavior in relation to basic human nutritional needs and food composition.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • Not offered in print-based format.

    BIOL 121: Environmental Conservation

    • 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.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • Registration Information: Recommend co-enrollment in BIOL 121L.
    • (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC2)

    BIOL 121L: Environmental Conservation Lab

    • Field studies to accompany BIOL 121.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • Registration Information: Recommend co-enrollment in BIOL 121.
    • (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC1)

    BIOL 223: Human Physiology and Anatomy I

    • Thorough understanding of the functional/structural aspects of the human body. Topics include body orientation, physiologically important molecules, cell, tissues, integument, skeleton, muscle, nervous system, and senses.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • Registration Information: Recommend co-enrollment in BIOL 223L.
    • (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC2)
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    Business Administration

    BSAD 101: Business-Careers and Opportunities

    • Introduction to the world of business that will provide insights on careers, business disciplines, and the world of business.
    • Prerequisite: None.

    BSAD 102: Introduction to Personal Finance

    • This introductory course serves as a vehicle to deliver fundamental personal financial management skills to students, providing the tools necessary to make good financial decisions.
    • Prerequisite: None.

    BSAD 265: Inferential Statistics & Problem Solving

    • Statistical methods in business, sampling, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, multiple regression, and chi square tests. Use of problem solving methods.
    • Prerequisite: MATH 101.

    BSAD 270: Business Communications

    • Means of extending management capabilities through effective internal and external communications, including data organization and presentation.
    • Prerequisite: ENG 101 and ENG 102.

    BSAD 302: Ethics in Business

    • Examination of issues addressing ethical, legal, social and environmental responsibilities of businesses toward government, customers, employees, and the general public.
    • Prerequisite: BSAD 270.

    BSAD 360: Advanced Business Statistics

    • Development of advanced statistical techniques to support business decision-making. Topics include advanced multiple regression analysis, analysis of variance and nonparametric techniques.
    • Prerequisite: BSAD 265.
    • Not offered in print-based format.

    BSAD 493: Senior Seminar

    • Designed to help majors draw connections among the business disciplines. The course provides an in-depth examination of contemporary issues in the business environment.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • Registration Information: Senior standing.
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    Chemistry

    CHEM 101: Chemistry and Society

    • Chemistry related to the everyday world. Drugs, food, pollution, pesticides, consumer products, energy, and home health. Principally for non-science majors.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC2)
    • Not offered in print-based format.

    CHEM 101L: Chemistry and Society Lab

    • Laboratory is optional. Experiments to exemplify the logical steps of problem solving and explore the physical and chemical world.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • Registration Information: CHEM 101 strongly recommended. as corequisite. 
    • (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC1)
    • Not offered in print-based format. 

    CHEM 211: Introduction to Organic Chemistry

    • Survey of organic chemistry chemical structure, reactivity and functional groups are presented in context of relevance to society.
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 111.
    • Not offered in print-based format. 
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    Computer Information Systems

    CIS 171: Introduction to Java Programming

    • An introduction to secure computer programming, design, and testing using the Java object-oriented programming language. Topics include language constructs, functions, file handling, and inheritance.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • Not offered in print-based format.

    CIS 365: Management Information Systems 

    • Introduction to application and management of IT in functional business areas (marketing, finance, accounting, etc.). Topics include IT strategy, business intelligence, e-commerce, and cyber security.
    • Prerequisite: CIS 103 and CIS 104 and MGMT 201.
    • Registration Information: Non-CIS majors only.
    • Not offered in print-based format.
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    Criminology

    CRIM 101: Introduction to Criminology

    • 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.
    • Prerequisite: None.

    CRIM 203: The Criminal Justice System

    • This course examines origin, nature, and utilization of criminal law; policing, court adjudication and sentencing; jails and prisons; community based corrections; criminal justice policy.
    • Cross-listed as SOC 203
    • Prerequisite: None.

    CRIM 205: Research Methods

    • Introduces methods of research and investigation in sociology, criminology, and the social sciences.
    • Cross-listed as SOC 205
    • Prerequisite: CRIM 101 or SOC 101.

    CRIM 303: Deviance

    • Patterns & causes associated with behavior, conditions, beliefs, & other social characteristics defined &/or treated as socially deviant, including but not limited to political, sexual, cultural, & organizational deviance.
    • Cross-listed as SOC 303
    • Prerequisite: None.

    CRIM 305: Women and Crime

    • A critical examination of the historical and contemporary intersecting issues of sex, gender, and crime, focusing on girls' and women's experiences as victims, offenders, and workers in the criminal justice system.
    • Cross-lsited as SOC 305 and WS 305.
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 100 or CRIM 101 or SOC 101 or WS 100.

    CRIM 306: Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

    • Theoretical and historical study of delinquency, intersectionality, and social justice. Family, peer, school, community, and cultural contexts and juvenile law, courts, policing, and youth corrections are examined.
    • Cross-listed as SOC 306
    • Prerequisite: None.

    CRIM 310: Criminological Theory

    • Examination of major theoretical explanations of crime and their policy implications.
    • Prerequisite: CRIM 101.

    CRIM 353: Penology

    • The history and role of corrections; correctional practice, relationship to law, prison society, working in prisons, special needs of prisoners, capital punishment, administration, privatization.
    • Prerequisite: CRIM 101 or CRIM 203 or SOC 101 or SOC 203.

    CRIM 407: Family Violence

    • The extent, seriousness, and impact of 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.
    • Cross-listed as WS 407
    • Prerequisite: None.

    CRIM 409: Victimology 

    • Study of victims with a focus on victims of officially defined crime. Examination of social changes impacting cultural views and the societal response to victims as well as the costs and consequences of victimization.
    • Prerequisite: CRIM 101 or CRIM 203 or SOC 101 or SOC 203.

    CRIM 411: Police and Society

    • 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: CRIM 101 or CRIM 203 or SOC 101 or SOC 203.

    CRIM 413: Patterns of Homicide

    • Examines the rates, types, patterns, and explanation of homicide in the United States and selected other countries.
    • Prerequisite: CRIM 101 or CRIM 203 or SOC 203.

    CRIM 415: Forensic Criminology

    • Course introduces students to variable aspects of Medicolegal Death Investigation. Students will learn about investigating deaths caused by homicide, suicide, accidents, and natural causes.
    • Prerequisite: None.

    CRIM 425: Gangs in Contemporary America

    • Trends, organizational characteristics, processes, and causative factors associated with gangs in contemporary American society.
    • Prerequisite: None.
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    Chicano Studies

    CS 101: Introduction to Chicano Studies

    • Overview of the historical, political and socio-cultural experience of the Chicano.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: HS, GT-HI1) (CC)
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    Diversity Studies

    DS 105: Understanding Human Diversity

    • 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.
    • Cross-listed as ANTH 105, PSYC 105, SOC 105, and WS 105
    • Prerequisite: None.
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    Economics

    ECON 101: Economics for Non-Business Majors

    • An online survey course covering both microeconomics and macroeconomics for Non-business major undergraduates. Topics will be studied through the lens of consumers, employees, business owners, and managers.
    • Prerequisite: None.

    ECON 201: Principles of Macroeconomics

    • Applications oriented approach to understanding the economy including monetary policy, deficits and surpluses, international issues; fundamental differences between liberal and conservative economic policies.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS1)

    ECON 202: Principles of Microeconomics

    • Illustrates how firms make price, wage and profit maximizing decisions. Other topics include market performance, market failure, environmental issues and government intervention.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS1)
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    English

    ENG 101: Rhetoric & Writing I

    • 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: None.
    • (GT-CO1)

    ENG 102: Rhetoric & Writing II

    • Sequential course providing continued engagement with critical thinking, reading, argumentation, and using rhetorical techniques in academic writing. Emphasis on research strategies.
    • Prerequisite: ENG 101.
    • (GT-CO2)

    ENG 106: Language, Thought and Culture

    • Cross-cultural introduction to language processes in human society.
    • Cross-listed as ANTH 106.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: SS) (CC)

    ENG 114: Introduction to Creative Writing

    • An introduction to poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction writing, stressing honest and clear writing and heightened critical thinking skills within a workshop setting.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: H, GT-AH1) (CC)

    ENG 130: Introduction to Literature

    • Introduction to the three major literary genres: fiction, poetry, and drama. The main emphasis is on close reading and textual analysis.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: H, GT-AH2)

    ENG 317: Creative Nonfiction

    • Introduction to writing the reflective essay.
    • Prerequisite: ENG 114.
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    Finance

    FIN 330: Principles of Finance

    FIN 331: Managerial Finance: Policy, Planning and Control

    • Financial management, planning, policy formulation and financial decision making.
    • Prerequisite: FIN 330.
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    Geography

    GEOG 103: World Regional Geography

    • The interconnectivity and interrelationship of the world regions by stressing physical, economic development, agricultural, cultural and population characteristics. Strengthening of one's mental world map.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS2) (CC)
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    Geology

    GEOL 101: Earth Science

    • Four earth spheres: the hydrosphere (oceanography, hydrologic cycle); the atmosphere (meteorology and climatology); the lithosphere (geology; internal and external processes); and space are emphasized.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC2)

    GEOL 101L: Earth Science Lab

    • Lab to accompany GEOL 101 lecture.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • Registration Information: Co-enrollment in GEOL 101 strongly recommended.
    • (Gen Ed: ST, GT-SC1)
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    History

    HIST 110: World History to 1500

    • Emergence of agricultural civilizations; political, economic, and social developments; growth of empires, trade, impact of geography, climate, disease; contact between Eurasia, Africa, Australasia, the Americas.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: HS, GT-HI1) (CC)

    HIST 201: United States History to 1877

    • United States history from founding of North American colonies to 1877 Reconstruction era.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: HS, GT-HI1)

    HIST 202: United States History from 1877

    • United States from 1877 Reconstruction era to contemporary era.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: HS, GT-HI1)
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    Management

    MGMT 201: Principles of Management

    • Managerial process of planning, organizing, leading, decision-making, and controlling. Modern management techniques will be emphasized.
    • Prerequisite: None.

    MGMT 214: Introduction to Entrepreneurial Concepts

    • Introduction and exploration of entrepreneurship. Students will identify and articulate start up ideas in project activities.
    • Prerequisite: None.

    MGMT 224: Intro Agribusiness Entrepreneurship

    • Introductory exposure to entrepreneurship for agribusinesses through presentations by industry professionals.
    • Prerequisite: ECON 202.

    MGMT 301: Organizational Behavior

    • 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

    • Managerial perspective of the operations and quality functions, use of analytical tools to solve operations and quality problems.
    • Prerequisite: BSAD 265 or MATH 156.

    MGMT 318: Human Resource Management

    • 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

    • Strategies and tactical methods, opportunities and problems associated with the flow of materials in an organization will be covered.
    • Prerequisite: MGMT 311.

    MGMT 410: Labor Management Relations

    • Federal and state legislation and executive orders governing the employer-employee relationship; legal rights of organizations and collective bargaining.
    • Prerequisite: MGMT 318.

    MGMT 460: Operations Strategy 

    • 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.

    MGMT 468: Quality Management

    • Concepts and techniques of quality improvement processes. Defining quality in customer satisfaction terms and improving quality of products and service through modern techniques.
    • Prerequisite: MGMT 311.

    MGMT 485: Management Strategy and Policy 

    • Integration of the business core disciplines to explore ways that strategy is formed in contemporary business organizations. Case method used extensively.
    • Prerequisite: BSAD 360 and FIN 330 and MGMT 301 and MGMT 311 and MKTG 340.
    • Not offered in print-based format.
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    Marketing

    MKTG 201: Introduction to Marketing

    • Survey of marketing. Topics include: what is marketing, the effects of environment on marketing, segmenting markets and targeting customers, forces that shape purchasing behavior, the importance of research in marketing.
    • Prerequisite: None.

    MKTG 340: Principles of Marketing

    • 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.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • Not offered in print-based format.

    MKTG 341: Sales Force Management

    • Managing a sales force including recruiting, selection, training, compensation, supervision, stimulation & sales planning. Computer simulation used to do forecasting, budgeting, territory allocation, sales analysis & control.
    • Prerequisite: MKTG 340.
    • Not offered in print-based format.

    MKTG 441: Marketing Strategies

    • Detailed consideration of process of formulating and implementing strategies in marketing. Major emphasis on markets, channels of distribution, and product analysis.
    • Prerequisite: BSAD 360 and MKTG 340.
    • Not offered in print-based format.

    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.
    • Prerequisite: MKTG 340.
    • Not offered in print-based format.
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    Math

    MATH 101: Introductory College Mathematics

    • Solving systems of linear equations. Introduction to functions. Operations with radical expressions. Solving radical equations. Exponential and logarithmic functions with applications.
    • Prerequisite: MATH 096.
    • Registration Information: Satisfactory placement exam score or equivalent.
    • (GT-MA1)

    MATH 109: Mathematical Explorations

    • 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: MATH 097.
    • Registration Information: Satisfactory placement exam score or equivalent.
    • (GT-MA1)

    MATH 120: College Algebra

    • Solutions of algebraic equations, graphs of rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions.
    • Prerequisite: MATH 101.
    • Registration Information: Satisfactory placement exam score or equivalent.
    • (GT-MA1)

    MATH 220: Quantitative Analysis for Business

    • An introduction to quantitative methods required for business studies, including linear programming, probability and statistics.
    • Prerequisite: MATH 101.
    • Registration Information: Satisfactory placement exam score or equivalent.
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    Music

    MUS 118: Music Appreciation - History of Rock and Roll

    • Significant musical compositions, composers and historical eras; analysis and description of music forms and terms; includes women composers and multi-cultural issues.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: H, GT-AH1) (CC)
    • Not offered in print-based format.

    MUS 337: Introduction to World Music

    • 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 multi-cultural issues.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • Not offered in print-based format.
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    Philosophy

    PHIL 102: Philosophical Literature

    • Philosophical literature that focuses on such questions as what is the nature of reality, how do we know what we know, and for what kind of life should we strive.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • (Gen Ed: H, GT-AH3)

    PHIL 120: Islam and Non-Western Religions

    • A study of major world religions including Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism, Shinto, Taoism, Zoroastrianism.
    • Prerequisite: None
    • (Gen Ed: H, GT-AH3) (CC)

    PHIL 201: Classics in Ethics

    • The logic of objective norms and standards of 'good' vs. 'bad', 'right' vs. 'wrong' from major philosophers and classics of literature. Application to contemporary issues.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: H, GT-AH3)

    PHIL 204: Critical Reasoning

    • Survey of the general principles of correct reasoning with emphasis on the role of language in the reasoning process. Major concern with induction and fallacy detection.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: H, GT-AH3)
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    Political Science

    POLS 101: American National Politics

    • Basic processes in American politics. Principles and structure of national governments.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS1)

    POLS 201: International Relations

    • 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.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS1) (CC)

    POLS 202: Comparative Politics

    • 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.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: SS) (CC)
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    Psychology

    PSYC 100: General Psychology

    • Overview of the field of psychology including learning, perception, motivation, emotion, heredity, personality, development, abnormal and psycho-therapy.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS3)

    PSYC 103: Introductory Psychology for Majors 

    • 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.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • Not offered in print-based format.

    PSYC 105: Understanding Human Diversity

    • 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.
    • Cross-listed as ANTH 105, DS 105, SOC 105, and WS 105
    • Prerequisite: None.

    PSYC 151: Human Development

    • 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.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS3)

    PSYC 205: Introduction to Sport Psychology

    • An introduction to psychological theories and constructs affecting performance, coaching & development in sports and athletics.
    • Prerequisite: None.

    PSYC 231: Marriage and Family Relationships

    • Marriage and family from an institutional and relationship perspective: cross-cultural diversity, mate selection, marital dynamics, parenting, divorce, remarriage, emerging patterns.
    • Cross-listed as SOC 231 and WS 231
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: SS)

    PSYC 251: Childhood and Adolescence

    • Physical, social, cognitive, and emotional growth of the individual from childhood through adolescence. Topics include intelligence, social development, self development, moral development, family relations.
    • Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
    • (Gen Ed: SS)

    PSYC 311: Theories of Personality

    • Major theories of personality and the methods of personality investigation.
    • Prerequisite: PSYC 100.

    PSYC 337: Memory and Cognition

    • Theory and research on current topics in cognition, including attention, concept formation, imagery, memory, decision making, language acquisition, problem solving and text comprehension.
    • Prerequisite: PSYC 100.

    PSYC 342: Educational Psychology

    • The contribution of psychology theory, research and methods to our understanding of teaching and learning.
    • Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or PSYC 151.

    PSYC 351: Psychology of the Exceptional Individual

    • 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: PSYC 100.

    PSYC 352: Social Psychology

    • General and applied psychological principles of the individual's interaction with a group.
    • Cross-listed as SOC 352
    • Prerequisite: PSYC 100.

    PSYC 362: Abnormal Psychology

    • Etiology, diagnosis and therapy of maladaptive or abnormal behaviors and mental functioning.
    • Prerequisite: PSYC 100.

    PSYC 401: History and Systems of Psychology

    • 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: PSYC 100 and PSYC 209 and PSYC 209L.
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    Sociology

    SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

    • The scientific study of patterns and processes of human social relations.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS3)

    SOC 105: Human Diversity

    • 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.
    • Cross-listed as ANTH 105, DS 105, PSYC 105, and WS 105
    • Prerequisite: None.

    SOC 201: Social Problems

    • Sociological perspectives applied to an understanding of global and domestic social problem, including the environment, corporate control, economic and political inequalities, health care, and crime.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS1)

    SOC 203: The Criminal Justice System

    • This course examines origin, nature, and utilization of criminal law; policing, court adjudication and sentencing; jails and prisons; community based corrections; criminal justice policy.
    • Cross-listed as CRIM 203.
    • Prerequisite: None.

    SOC 205: Sociological Methods

    • Introduces methods of research and investigation in sociology, criminology, and the social sciences.
    • Cross-listed as CRIM 205.
    • Prerequisite: CRIM 101 or SOC 101.

    SOC 231: Marriage and Family Relationships 

    • Marriage and family from an institutional and relationship perspective: cross-cultural diversity, mate selection, marital dynamics, parenting, divorce, remarriage, emerging patterns.
    • Cross-listed as PSYC 231 and WS 231
    • Prerequisite: None.

    SOC 303: Crime and Deviance

    • Patterns & causes associated with behavior, conditions, beliefs, & other social characteristics defined &/or treated as socially deviant, including but not limited to political, sexual, cultural, & organizational deviance.
    • Cross-listed as CRIM 303
    • Prerequisite: None.

    SOC 305: Crime and Women

    • A critical examination of the historical and contemporary intersecting issues of sex, gender, and crime, focusing on girls' and women's experiences as victims, offenders, and workers in the criminal justice system.
    • Cross-listed as CRIM 305 and WS 305.
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 100 or CRIM 101 or SOC 101 or WS 100.

    SOC 306: Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

    • Theoretical and historical study of delinquency, intersectionality, and social justice. Family, peer, school, community, and cultural contexts and juvenile law, courts, policing, and youth corrections are examined.
    • Cross-listed as CRIM 306.
    • Prerequisite: None.

    SOC 310: Social and Cultural Theory

    • Examine from classical to contemporary theory in sociology and anthropology.
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 100 or SOC 101.

    SOC 325: Gender and Society

    • 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.
    • Cross-listed as WS 325.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 or WS 100.

    SOC 326: Social Stratification

    • Inquire into inequalities of wealth, power, and the consequence for individuals and society.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 or SOC 201.

    SOC 352: Social Psychology

    • General and applied psychological principles of the individual's interaction with a group.
    • Cross-listed as PSYC 352.
    • Prerequisite: PSYC 100.

    SOC 370: Popular Culture

    • Critical examination of the social implications of contemporary popular culture & its influence in our everyday lives. Explores how popular culture reflects & shapes key institutions, social behavior, & individual identities.
    • Prerequisite: None.

    SOC 373: Film and Society

    • Analysis of film as a major contemporary cultural form that reflects, influences & shapes social values, beliefs & behaviors. Examines representations of race, class, gender & various social issues using a sociological lens.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • Not offered in print-based format.

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

    • Critical examination of sources and consequences of inequality and poverty, with primary focus on the United States. Anti-poverty programs explored.
    • Prerequisite: None.
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    Women's Studies

    WS 105: Human Diversity

    • 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.
    • Cross-listed as ANTH 105, DS 105, PSYC 105, and SOC 105.
    • Prerequisite: None.

    WS 231: Marriage and Family Relationships

    • Marriage and family from an institutional and relationship perspective: cross-cultural diversity, mate selection, marital dynamics, parenting, divorce, remarriage, emerging patterns.
    • Cross-listed as PSYC 231 and SOC 231.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: SS)

    WS 305: Women and Crime

    • A critical examination of the historical and contemporary intersecting issues of sex, gender, and crime, focusing on girls' and women's experiences as victims, offenders, and workers in the criminal justice system.
    • Cross-listed as CRIM 305 and SOC 305.
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 100 or CRIM 101 or SOC 101 or WS 100.

    WS 325: Gender and Society

    • 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.
    • Cross-listed as SOC 325.
    • Prerequisite: SOC 101 or WS 100.

    WS 407: Family Violence

    • The extent, seriousness, and impact of 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.
    • Cross-listed as CRIM 407.
    • Prerequisite: None.
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    World Language

    WL 100: Intro to Comparative Linguistics

    • Basic concepts in linguistics; comparison of languages.
    • Prerequisite: None.
    • (Gen Ed: H) (CC)

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