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University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
2016-2017 Johnstown Campus Catalog
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
   
2016-2017 Johnstown Campus Catalog 
    
 
  Aug 13, 2022
 
2016-2017 Johnstown Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Course Information


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Physical Education

  
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    PEDC 0032 - MODERN DANCE 2


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    This course is designed for those students who have mastered beginning dance technique and wish to gain more advanced skills. Advanced technique and compositional work is stressed. Course objectives include increased technical skills, awareness and appreciation of modern dance as an art form, ease in phrasing rhythmical movement and skill in improvisational movement.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PEDC 0034 - BALLET 2


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    An intermediate class, taught as a continuation of ballet 1. Also a class for students who may have some ballet training before coming to college. Audition for class eligibility at the first class session or permission of instructor.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: Letter Grade
  
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    PEDC 0041 - JAZZ 1


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    Fundamentals of jazz dance for beginning dance students. Class includes warm-up, center floor, and cross floor movement combinations, contemporary jazz and pop music is emphasized.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PEDC 0042 - JAZZ 2


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    A continuation of the basic fundamentals learned in PEDC 0041 . More emphasis is placed on longer routines and more complicated movement sequences. It is an intermediate jazz class.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PEDC 0060 - BASKETBALL 1 - CO-EDUCATIONAL


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    Supervised competition follows a four-week conditioning period in which individual skills and team strategy are stressed. Opportunity to improve on previously acquired skills and become a team member is provided.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PEDC 0063 - BASKETBALL 2 - CO-EDUCATIONAL


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    Total team play is discussed and practiced. On court work involves many phases of the 5 on 5 game. Although skill work is not emphasized, it is still covered within the team concept. Strategy and tactics, including game situations, are part of the class. Attendance is required and role is taken at every class. Tests include shooting and a scouting report.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PEDC 0065 - VOLLEYBALL


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    This course is designed to introduce the beginner to the significant components of volleyball. Basic skills to be taught will include the overhead volley, forearm pass, service, spike, individual block and defensive recovery skills. A 4-2 right-side-setter offensive system will be introduced with a 6-back and a 6-up defensive system. All rules and regulations will be reviewed during the course.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PEDC 0087 - PERSONAL DEFENSE


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    Offers physical conditioning and self-defense through the application of judo. Emergency self-defense from various attacks will be taught utilizing basic throwing, grappling, and striking techniques. Students develop a deep respect for others, inner security, and self-confidence. The purpose of this course is to defeat an opponent through the most efficient use of mind and body, but doing so on the principle of “giving away” under his attack or effort.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PEDC 0099 - BASIC ROCK CLIMBING


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    Beginning with bouldering, the course will deal primarily with rope handling and moving on vertical rock planes in a safe manner. Covered in this course are bouldering, friction and balance climbing, 3-point suspension, use of ropes, knot craft, body rappelling, free rigging climbs, mountain safety, basic belaying, use of webbing (slings and harnesses), chinmey techniques and natural protection.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PEDC 0100 - LIFE GUARDING


    Minimum Credits: 2
    Maximum Credits: 2
    For the intermediate-level or above swimmer who wishes to gain national red cross certification in lifeguard training. This course is specifically designed to prepare the students for lifeguarding at pools and open water, non-surf beaches. This class also provides red cross certification in CPR for the professional rescuer and community first aid.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PEDC 0103 - AEROBIC EXERCISE 1


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    Aerobic conditioning to music. This overall circuit workout class includes walking, jogging, and stretching, plus stomach, lower body and upper body exercises.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PEDC 0123 - FIRST AID AND CPR


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    The purpose of the course is to prepare people to care for injuries and to meet emergencies when medical assistance is delayed. The course is taught through lectures, discussion, videos, demonstrations, and mannequin practice.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PEDC 0161 - INDIVIDUAL FITNESS


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    Fundamental fitness concepts and appropriate physical activities will be introduced to students. Students will be required to implement and complete a 10-week fitness program.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: Letter Grade
  
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    PEDC 0162 - DANCE BASICS


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    For those people who always had a desire to learn to dance but were intimidated by a formal class. Break your own stereotype! If increasing your flexibility, strength, coordination and rhythmic awareness is a goal, you can do it in an enjoyable atmosphere of sound and movement. Learn dance fundamentals that are used in ballet, jazz, and modern dance. Some social dance and folk dance movements are included. Barre and floor warm-up and movement sequences are contained in each class.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PEDC 0184 - SCUBA 1


    Minimum Credits: 2
    Maximum Credits: 2
    Provides naui or padi openwater instruction and certification for the beginning student who wishes to learn safe scuba diving techniques. Pool, classroom, and openwater training are required for certification. The student must provide personal diving gear (mask, fins, snorkel, and boots) by the third class meeting; all other equipment for the pool activities will be provided. The students must also provide all of the equipment necessary for openwater training (which may be rented).
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: Letter Grade
  
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    PEDC 0185 - SCUBA 2


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    Provides naui or padi advanced openwater instruction and certification for the certified diver who wishes to gain specialized diving experience. Activities include instruction and supervision in advanced navigation, search and recovery, night diving, and deep diving. The student must provide all of the equipment necessary for openwater training. This equipment may be rented if not owned.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: Letter Grade
  
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    PEDC 0199 - LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR


    Minimum Credits: 2
    Maximum Credits: 2
    The purpose of this course is to train instructor candidates to teach red cross lifeguarding and water safety courses. The course is dedicated to developing the skills needed to plan, conduct, and evaluate red cross courses including lifeguard training, CPR for the professional rescuer, automated external defibrillation essentials, oxygen administration, preventing disease transmission, community water safety, basic water rescue and lifeguard instructor aide. Upon successful completion, students will receive red cross instructor certification in lifeguard training.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PEDC 0200 - WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR


    Minimum Credits: 2
    Maximum Credits: 2
    The purpose of this course is to train instructor candidates to teach red cross swimming and water safety courses. The course is dedicated to developing the skills needed to plan, conduct, and evaluate red cross courses including learn to swim levels 1 through 6, parent & child aquatics, water safety outreach (includes basic water rescue and presentations on water safety today, general water safety, home pool safety, and parent orientation to swimming lessons). Upon successful completion, students will receive red cross water safety instructor certification.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PEDC 0231 - SOCCER 1


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    For the beginner who wishes to develop competence in the skills, rules, and strategies required for participation in soccer.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: Letter Grade

Physics

  
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    PHYS 0090 - EXPLORATIONS IN PHYSICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    A conceptual introduction to the science of physics as an intellectual endeavor and as a practical basis for understanding the natural and technological world around us. After receiving credit with a grade of c or higher for Introduction to Physics I (PHYS 0140 ) or any higher numbered physics course, a student may not enroll in or receive credit (or equivalent transfer credits) for this course.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PHYS 0093 - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    A study of technology in our world, including the science behind it, its impact on society, and issues arising in regard to its development and implementation. After receiving credit with a grade of c or higher for Introduction to Physics I (PHYS 0140 ) or any higher numbered physics course, a student may not enroll in or receive credit (or equivalent transfer credits) for this course.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PHYS 0095 - SELECTED TOPCS FOR ALLD HEALTH


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    This introductory course will consist of integrated lecture and lab experiences in selected physics topics for students in the allied health professions.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PHYS 0140 - INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS 1


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    First semester of non-calculus-based introductory physics. Topics include mechanics, conservation laws, vibrations, waves, and fluid mechanics. Students must be proficient in college algebra and trigonometry.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PHYS 0141 - INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS 1 LAB


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    A laboratory illustrating basic experimental techniques and concepts from mechanics, vibrations, waves, and fluids.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: CREQ: PHYS 0140 
  
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    PHYS 0142 - INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS 2


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    Second semester of non-calculus-based introductory physics. Topics include thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism optics, and modern physics.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PHYS 0140 
  
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    PHYS 0143 - INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS 2 LAB


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    A laboratory illustrating basic concepts from thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PHYS 0141 ; CREQ: PHYS 0142 
  
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    PHYS 0150 - PHYSICS 1


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    First semester of calculus-based physics. Topics include mechanics, conservation laws, fluid mechanics, vibrations, waves, and sound.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: Letter Grade
    Course Requirements: CREQ: MATH 0221  or 0220
  
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    PHYS 0151 - PHYSICS LABORATORY 1


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    A laboratory illustrating basic experimental techniques and basic concepts from mechanics, waves and fluids.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: CREQ: PHYS 0150 
  
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    PHYS 0152 - PHYSICS 2


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    Second semester of calculus-based physics. Topics include thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, wave optics, and an introduction to relativity and quantum concepts.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PHYS 0150 ; CREQ: MATH 0231  or 0230
  
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    PHYS 0153 - PHYSICS LABORATORY 2


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    A laboratory illustrating concepts from electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, optics, and nuclear physics.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PHYS 0151 ; CREQ: PHYS 0152 
  
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    PHYS 0350 - LAB INTERNSHIP


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    The object of this course is to help prepare physics/ education majors to teach high school labs. Students will study lab safety and the proper care and troubleshooting of the lab equipment, devise classroom demonstrations, and serve as assistants in the introductory labs.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PHYS 0390 - ELECTRONICS FOR SCIENCE MAJORS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Topics include circuit theory, active devices, amplifiers, digital electronics, and introduction to noise theory.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PHYS 0400 - CLASSICAL MECHANICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Kinematics and dynamics of point masses with various force laws; central forces, including planetary and satellite motion; conservation laws; systems of particles; accelerating coordinate systems; rigid body motions; topics from Lagrange’s formulations of mechanics; Einstein’s special relativity and how it modifies Newtonian mechanics.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: MATH 0231  or 0230 and PHYS 0152 
  
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    PHYS 0450 - ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Begins with a rigorous development of fundamental concepts in electromagnetism, including static electric and magnetic fields, electric potential, capacitance, charged particle motion, and induced EMF. Further topics: Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, wave optics, ray optics, optical instruments.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: MATH 0231  or 0230 and PHYS 0152 
  
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    PHYS 0480 - ASTROPHYSICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The application of physics to understanding stars, galaxies, and the universe at large. Topics include the blackbody radiation laws, radiant heat transfer, gravitational statics and dynamics, ionized gasses, and relativistic effects.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: MATH 0231  or 0230 and PHYS 0152 
  
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    PHYS 1111 - SPECIAL TOPICS


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 4
    Designed to allow students and faculty to pursue areas of special interest not included in the regular course offerings.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Independent Study
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PHYS 1118 - INTRODUCTION TO MODERN PHYSICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    A one-term course in applied modern physics for natural sciences and engineering technology students. The course shows how the relativity and quantum theories have contributed to our understanding of atoms, molecules, solids, nuclei, and elementary particles.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: MATH 0231  or 0230 and PHYS 0152 
  
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    PHYS 1300 - QUANTUM PHYSICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Breakdown of classical physics; photons and de Broglie waves Schroedinger’s equation; particle in a box; harmonic oscillator; the hydrogen atom; atomic physics; molecular bonding and spectra; concepts of statistical mechanics; blackbody radiation; lasers; solid state physics, with emphasis on semiconductors.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: (MATH 0231  or 0230) and PHYS 0152 
  
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    PHYS 1350 - PHYSICS, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    A study of societal issues for which a technical background in physics is especially relevant. Topics vary but typical examples include the following: nuclear power; nuclear weapons and the arms race; energy resources and conservation space travel.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PHYS 1400 - ADVANCED LAB


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Students perform a variety of advanced experiments in physics.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis

Political Science

  
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    PS 0206 - AMERICAN POLITICAL PROCESS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The course is an introduction to the institutions and processes of the national government. Against a background of the constitution and social context of American politics, attention will be given to such topics as voting behavior, public opinion and political attitudes, the party system, the president, the Congress, and the courts.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 0210 - NATIONAL POLICYMAKING


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Examination of the national policymaking process from both political and economic perspectives. Focus on roles played by congress, the president, and the federal bureaucracy in the federal budget process. Current issues such as the federal deficit, controlling spending, and a balanced budget, also discussed.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 0302 - COMPARATIVE POLITICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    A study of governments and politics in Europe with emphasis on comparative analysis focusing on the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, and the European union (EU).
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 0310 - COMPARATIVE DEVELOPING SYSTEMS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Comparison of political, economic, and cultural features of non-industrial or “third world” political systems. Illustrations drawn from African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latin American systems. Emphasis on factors affecting economic development.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 0501 - WORLD POLITICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The purpose of this course is two-fold: first, to increase the students’ awareness of global issues and problems of major political import, and second, to enhance the students’ ability to interpret and analyze the behavior and inter relationships of the actors that deal with these issues and problems.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 0601 - POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Examination of the origins of theories of various political ideologies, including liberalism, conservatism, communism, fascism, and various liberation ideologies. Special attention given to the liberal tradition in the United States.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1206 - FREE SPEECH IN AMERICA


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course will examine the major dimensions of the first amendment protections of free speech and press which have been the subject of supreme court decisions and provoked extensive political and social controversy. Included are issues of incitement and advocacy, symbolic speech, libel, and obscenity.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Seminar
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1207 - AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    A study of the interpretation of the constitution by the supreme court in the American political system. Topics include the development of judicial review, civil and political rights, federalism, and national versus state power in the regulation of the economy.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Seminar
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1209 - MEDIA, POLITICS, AND THE LAW


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Overview of legal issues facing mass media, including press freedom, defamation, libel, and privacy. Discussion of emerging technologies of newsgathering and publication. An extension of first amendment issues raised in PS 1206 .
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Seminar
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1214 - US CONGRESS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course will explore the evolution and current place of the U.S. Congress within the American political system beginning with an examination of the theory and history of electing representatives to government. Students will examine the role and structure of the legislative branch as anticipated in the American constitution. Other areas of focus include the congressional election process, the importance of congressional committees and differences in rules for the house and senate, policy making, and how congress relates to the other two branches of government. A key overarching goal in this course is to assess challenges and changes facing the contemporary U.S. Congress.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1215 - AMERICAN PRESIDENCY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The course examines the controversies surrounding the design of the presidency and situates them within the context of debates over the nature of politics, political power, and the state in the founding period. Attention is also given to the political evolution of American government and the presidency, the development of the welfare state, and dilemmas of the modern presidency.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1237 - POLITICAL PARTIES & ELECTIONS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    A study of the nature of democratic politics and the role and functions of parties and elections in the American political system. Election field research may be included.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1245 - ENVIRONMNTAL POLITICS & POLICY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course studies the politics surrounding U.S. Environ mental policies. The history of those policies is examined, as is the role of the president, Congress, courts, and interest groups in the policymaking process. Current issues such as air and water pollution, hazard waste disposal, energy production, and land use policies are addressed.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1317 - POLITICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course is designed to introduce students to the European community. It will provide a historical overview of the immediate post-war period and introduce students to the community’s four major governing institutions. It also considers the single European act and its significance and explores the role of the “big four” countries within the community.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1356 - GOVERNMENT/POLITICS OF AFRICA


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course examines African politics from the historical legacy of European imperialism to contemporary issues. Topics of focus will include the role of ethnicity, institutions, and ideologies; patterns of change, social forces, global economics and how they have impacted nation building across the continent.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1505 - THEORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELTN


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course will examine a wide variety of conceptual frameworks employed in contemporary analyses of international relations. These frameworks will be examined in terms of the structures and political processes they identify as crucial for describing, explaining, and predicting behavior in world politics.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1506 - INT’L LAW AND PRBLM WRLD ORDR


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Examination of existing methods of achieving world order, particularly international organizations and international law. Consideration of new issues such as terrorism, human rights, “North-south” politics, and demands for a “new international economic order” that suggest alternative international regimes.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1507 - INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The course will focus on nongovernmental as well as intergovernmental organization, and will be concerned with the economic as well as the political aspects of such organization. Throughout the course, international organization will be approached as an arena for both conflict and cooperation. Special emphasis on the United Nations.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1515 - AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    An introduction to U.S. foreign policy since 1945. Examination of foundations, assumptions, objectives, and patterns of American foreign policy. Theories of international relations, the sources of American foreign policy, and current U.S. foreign policy toward major countries and areas of the world are also considered.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1700 - POLITICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Focus on design and execution of research projects in political science, including contextual review, question development, data collection and analysis, and presentation of findings.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Seminar
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1800 - DIRECTED READING


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 4
    Readings on special topics for which courses are not currently offered. Includes tutorial sessions with the instructor and written abstracts of materials assigned.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Directed Studies
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1810 - SPECIAL TOPICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Detailed analysis of a particular topic not covered by regularly scheduled courses.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1820 - DIRECTED RESEARCH


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Research on special topics for which courses are not currently offered, resulting in an extensive written term project completed under the supervision of departmental faculty.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Directed Studies
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1830 - INDEPENDENT STUDY


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 6
    Independent study is normally associated with off-campus educational opportunities, such as internships or special programs.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Independent Study
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis

Psychology

  
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    PSY 0200 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    A summary of the present knowledge in areas such as scientific research methods, learning, sensation and perception, the biological bases of behavior developmental patterns, motivation, emotion, personality, social influences, psychopathology, and psychotherapies. Prerequisite to all other courses in psychology.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PSY 0210 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The study of behavior in the social environment. Social psychology concerns the manner in which the behavior, feelings, or thoughts of one individual are influenced or determined by the behavior of and/or characteristics of others. Primary emphasis is on current theories and research in social psychology with applications to problems of society also considered.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010
  
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    PSY 0230 - CHILD DEVELOPMENT


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Provides an understanding of the basic principles of change as they apply to the development of infants and children. Topics include the relative influences of environmental, hormonal, and genetic factors on physical, socioemotional, and cognitive development.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010
  
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    PSY 0240 - THEORIES OF PERSONALITY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Study of the structure and organization of the normal personality through a survey of basic theoretical viewpoints ranging from psychoanalytic theory to modern social cognitive theories.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010
  
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    PSY 0260 - ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Provides an understanding of the basic principles of human development as applied to the adolescent. Theories and research findings are examined with regard to the areas of physical and sexual development, intelligence and cognitive functioning, and social and emotional development.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010
  
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    PSY 0270 - INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    Provides a basic understanding of statistical techniques. Includes introduction to experimental design, descriptive statistics, sampling, probability, and inferential statistics. Course involves statistical computations, parametric and nonparametric hypothesis testing, and interpretation of data. A grade of `C’ or better in MATH 0002 , placement out of MATH 0002  or a MATH SAT score of 545 is required. Course includes a required weekly laboratory during which students gain hands on experience analyzing data as well as working with statistical and graphing software.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200 
  
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    PSY 0351 - PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Designed to give the student a basic knowledge of the psychological and biological aspects of drugs, emphasizing research findings wherever possible.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010
  
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    PSY 0384 - ADULT DEVELOPMENT & AGING


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This class is intended to educate students about the biological, social and psychological changes that occur in people as they progress through the second half of life. In addition to these topics, the class will review the reasons for the increasing need to study and understand these changes, as well as research designs and research related problems commonly seen in this area.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010
  
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    PSY 0470 - INTRO TO BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    An introduction to the use of instrumental and classical training procedures in the modification of human behavior. The course covers the theoretical background (including ethical issues), the principles of instrumental and Pavlovian training, the principles of cognitive change, and applications to psychotherapy, education, and self-modification.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010
  
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    PSY 0501 - LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course follows human development from fetal stages until the end of life. The course includes theory, research and practical applications oriented toward the nursing field. Lecture topics include genetic/environmental influences; prenatal and birth factors; physical, cognitive, social, personality, and cultural variables which influence normal and abnormal development in infancy, childhood, adolescence, early-, middle-, and late adulthood.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010
  
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    PSY 1000 - PSYCHOLOGY SEMINAR


    Minimum Credits: 0
    Maximum Credits: 0
    Provides a forum for the discussion of professional issues in psychology along with a dissemination of information related to the department of psychology and what happens after a student graduates.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Seminar
    Grade Component: H/S/U Basis
  
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    PSY 1031 - RESEARCH METHODS


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    The course introduces students to the fundamentals of psychological research, including the nature of psychology as a science, the selection of a research problem, research designs, the nature of research variables, and ethical considerations. Course includes laboratory involving practical experiences in the design of experiments, conducting experiments, analyzing and interpreting data, and writing research papers.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010 and PSY 0270 
  
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    PSY 1060 - COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    In-depth study of the major perspectives on cognitive development, including Piagetian, neo-Piagetian, core knowledge, and information processing theories. This course includes a laboratory.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010 and PSY 0270  and PSY 1031 
  
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    PSY 1065 - COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    An examination of the mental activities that constitute human cognition. Topics include perception, attention, memory, language, problem-solving and reasoning, artificial intelligence, and animal cognition. The course has an accompanying lab where computer, laboratory, and real-world techniques for studying cognitive processes are demonstrated.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010 and PSY 0270  and PSY 1031 
  
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    PSY 1121 - TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    Review of rationale and use of many psychological tests. Ethical considerations, report writing, and current issues in testing are covered. Course includes a laboratory that focuses on the application of psychometric concepts, test development, evaluation of psychological tests currently used in the field, and development of skills in interpreting testing data and assessment reports.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010 and PSY 0270  and PSY 1031 
  
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    PSY 1141 - PSYCHOPATHOLOGY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    An overview of the etiology and symptomological presentation of abnormal behaviors and psychological disorders, as well as a survey of current therapeutic modalities.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010
  
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    PSY 1178 - HUMAN SEXUALITY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    A survey of biological, psychological and social aspects of human sexual activity.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010
  
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    PSY 1216 - HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    A multi-disciplinary field concerned with the development and integration of behavioral and bio-medical sciences, knowledge and techniques relevant to health and illness, and the application of this knowledge to diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010 and PSY 0270  and PSY 1031 
  
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    PSY 1251 - MODELS OF PSYCHOTHERAPY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Examination of various traditional and contemporary modalities of psychotherapy used (clinically) to treat abnormal behaviors and psychological disorders.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010 and PSY 1141  
  
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    PSY 1440 - PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Covers basic techniques in the study of human and animal conditioning. Emphasis is given to theory and principles data concerning classical and instrumental conditioning.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010 and PSY 0270  and PSY 1031  
  
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    PSY 1500 - PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Covers the neuroscience perspective of psychology; with emphasis on the structural and functional organization of the central and peripheral nervous systems and the relationship between brain structure and behavior.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010 and PSY 0270  and PSY 1031 
  
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    PSY 1548 - SENIOR PROJECT 1


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Part 1 of individual research supervised by a member of the psychology faculty.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Practicum
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: Senior Status
  
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    PSY 1549 - SENIOR PROJECT 2


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Part 2 of individual research supervised by a member of the psychology faculty.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Practicum
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: Senior Status
  
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    PSY 1555 - INTERNSHIP


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 5
    Participation in supervised psychological activities at off campus agencies. Particular sites selected to fit student career interests. Requires keeping a journal of daily activities and a final term paper relating the internship experience to the psychology curriculum.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Internship
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010 and PSY 0270  and PSY 1031 
  
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    PSY 1560 - INTERNSHIP


    Minimum Credits: 6
    Maximum Credits: 6
    Participation in supervised psychological activities at off campus agencies. Particular sites selected to fit student career interests. Requires keeping a journal of daily activities, writing a final term paper relating the internship experience to the psychology curriculum, and making a brief presentation about your internship to the psychology seminar class. Senior status and permission of department is required.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Internship
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010 and PSY 0270  and PSY 1031 
  
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    PSY 1570 - HISTRY & SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Designed as an interdisciplinary examination of the evolution of the field of psychology. Time is spent on obtaining a solid understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of the discipline of psychology. From the early Greek philosophers on the early emerging discipline of psychology is examined by tracing the development and historical lineage of different schools of thought up to the modern era. Emphasis is on the relationship of psychology to the fields of history and philosophy, and how schools of thought fit into empiricist and rationalist traditions.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010 and PSY 0270  and PSY 1031 
  
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    PSY 1636 - ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    An examination of what psychologists have found out about people at work, the ways in which they have studied the workplace, and how psychology is practiced in human resources and other organized settings. There is an emphasis on current perspectives and findings in this applied area of psychology.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010
  
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    PSY 1650 - ADVANCED SEMINARS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Intensive study of a specialized area emphasizing current research and theory. Examples of recent seminars taught include psychology of language, intelligence, cross-cultural psychology, memory, neuropsychological testing, and artificial intelligence.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Seminar
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0200  or 0010 and PSY 0270  and PSY 1031 
  
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    PSY 1810 - CLINICAL TESTING METHODS 2


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    A closely supervised, practicum style course dealing with the clinical intake interview as a data-gathering tool.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PSY 1904 - DIRECTED INDIVIDUAL READING


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Under special circumstances, psychology majors can design an individual reading course with a member of the department and in consultation with a faculty member. Permission of instructor required.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Directed Studies
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    PSY 1906 - DIRECTED INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course involves student participation in individual experimental research supervised by a member of the department faculty.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Directed Studies
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis

Religious Studies

  
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    RELGST 0111 - HEBRW SCRIPT CHRSTN OLD TESTMN


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    An examination of this body of literature which two major religions claim as their scriptures. The course includes study of ancient composition and collection of the documents as well as the two major theological systems built upon them.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    RELGST 0210 - INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    An examination of the more important religious themes that run through the Hebrew Bible, specifically as they relate to the law, the prophets, and the writings of the Hebrews. Major themes of the Jewish tradition from biblical to modern times are also explored.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    RELGST 0753 - ORIGINS OF CHRISTIANITY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    An examination of the diverse strands of Christianity as developed both in the Christian bible and outside of it.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    RELGST 1460 - SPECIAL TOPICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Detailed analysis of a particular topic not covered by regularly scheduled courses.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    RELGST 1470 - DIRECTED READING


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 6
    The student undertakes a specified course of study, comparable in content to a special topics course, under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Directed Studies
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
 

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