Feb 18, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Course Descriptions


 

Psychology

  
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    PSY 4480 - Theories of Personality


    (3) Credit Hours

    Survey of basic theories of personality including the psychoanalytic, sociocultural, factor analytic, the biosocial, and the phenomenological. Strongly suggested for guidance majors. Prerequisites: 6 hours of psychology or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 4510 - Psychology of Women


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis of empirical data and theoretical viewpoints concerning the psychological development of women. Psychological effects of sex roles, achievement motivation, and abilities of women; models of socialization practices, personality development, and stages of adjustment. Fall semester. Prerequisites: 6 hours of psychology and junior standing or department head approval. May be registered as WSTU 4510. Credit not allowed in both PSY 4510 and WSTU 4510. 
  
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    PSY 4560r - Individual Practicum


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Supervised contact program in community schools or social service agencies. Academic and personal development sought in the individual or small group activities conducted in this program. An activities log and final written report required. Maximum credit 6 hours. Every semester. Prerequisites: 6 hours of upper division psychology and department head approval. Course graded on a satisfactory/no credit basis. 
  
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    PSY 4600 - Systems of Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    The historical development, major theses, elements of strength, shortcomings, and current trends of the principal schools of psychological thought. Reading and discussion course for psychology majors and graduate students. Every semester. Prerequisites: 15 hours of psychology and senior standing, or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 4610 - Philosophical Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Critical analysis of philosophical aspects of current systems of psychology. Particular focus upon assumptions and consequences of various modes of explanation and description. Fall semester. Prerequisites: 15 hours of psychology and senior standing, or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 4700 - Psychology of Religion


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis of empirical data and psychological theories involving religious beliefs, practices, and experiences. On demand. Prerequisites: 6 units psychology or philosophy-religion. May be registered for as REL 4700. Credit no allowed in both PSY 4700 and REL 4700. 
  
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    PSY 4995r - Departmental Thesis


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Requires University Honors approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. 
  
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    PSY 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 
  
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    PSY 4998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 
  
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    PSY 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 

Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

  
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    PANM 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. Maximum credit 4 hours. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    PANM 2050 - Introduction to Statistics for Public Administration and Nonprofit Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    Students learn to conduct and interpret basic statistical analysis with an emphasis on applications in public administration and nonprofit management. Credit not allowed in PANM 2050 after completing the general education statistics requirement in any other course. Prerequisites: Math ACT subscore of 22 or higher or completion of mathematics general education requirement or department head approval. 
  
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    PANM 2100 - Introduction to Public Administration


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to the concepts and practices of Public Administration. Designed to give students understanding of public sector administration. This course provides an overview of traditional and contemporary views of public administration. Standard letter grade. 
  
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    PANM 2150 - Introduction to Nonprofit Sector


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to the nonprofit and voluntary sector in the United States. Examines issues and theories about the existence, forms, and functions of the Nonprofit Sector. Provides an overview of history and modern developments of the Nonprofit Sector. Standard Letter grade. 
  
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    PANM 3010 - Social Policy


    (3) Credit Hours

    Scope, theories, and analysis of social policies and programs.
  
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    PANM 3040 - Gender in the Workplace


    (3) Credit Hours

    The impact of gender in the workplace. A close study of cultural factors as they pertain to modern attitudes, beliefs, and practices concerning working men and women. Prerequisites: ENGL 1020 or UHON 1020 or placement or department head approval. May be registered as Women’s Studies 3040. Credit not allowed in both PANM 3040 and Women’s Studies 3040. 
  
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    PANM 3100 - Financial Management in Public Organizations


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is designed to acquaint students with the basic concepts of budgeting and financial management needed for the successful management of a government organization. Pre or Corequisites: POLS 2000 and ECON 1020 or department head approval. 
  
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    PANM 3150 - Nonprofit Development


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course examines nonprofit fundraising techniques and strategies for developing and sustaining the resource base of a nonprofit organization. The course emphasizes resource development and the effective management of resources with in organizations. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. Standard letter grade. 
  
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    PANM 3200 - Public Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    Foundations of public sector management. Emphasizes issues in public management including organizing work, managing employees, performance measurement, and innovation.
  
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    PANM 3240 - Legal Aspects of Public Administration


    (3) Credit Hours

    The impact of law on public administration with an emphasis on the effects of legal reasoning, court decisions, ethical standards, and the need for accountability.
  
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    PANM 3250 - Legal Aspects of Nonprofit Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    The course examines the emerging legal issues facing nonprofit agencies by studying pertinent constitutional, statutory and case law. Moreover, students will be exposed to case studies to assist them in connecting law and agency practice. May also be registered as LAS 3250. Credit not allowed in both PANM 3250 and LAS 3250. Standard letter grade. 
  
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    PANM 4300 - Comparative Public Administration


    (3) Credit Hours

    Comparative analysis of public administration in developed and developing countries with an emphasis on the relationships among citizens, elected officials, and public bureaucracies. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    PANM 4350 - International Nongovernmental Organizations


    (3) Credit Hours

    The role of international nongovernmental organizations in the developed and developing world with an emphasis on structures, functions, and limitations. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    PANM 4400 - Program Planning and Evaluation


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to the concepts and practices of program planning and evaluation. Emphasis on planning and evaluative research techniques, processes, and reporting. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. Standard letter grade. 
  
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    PANM 4500 - Seminar in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    Administrative procedure, processes, planning, and decision-making in government and nonprofit settings. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    PANM 4600r - Advanced Topics in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    Selected topics in public administration and nonprofit management. On demand. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    PANM 4700 - Internship


    (6) Credit Hours

    Supervised internship in a public or nonprofit organization related to a student’s academic and career goals. Students must apply to the PANM advisor for admission to field placement. The application for admission must be completed by October 15 of the semester prior to enrollment in PANM 4700. Students seeking internships will be expected to adjust their schedules to accommodate the work environment and hours of the host agency. Minimum 2.0 overall grade point average, a 2.25 grade point average in all PANM courses, and recommendation of the faculty. Senior standing. Graded on a satisfactory/ no credit basis. 
  
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    PANM 4750 - Public Administration and Nonprofit Management Career Planning


    (1) Credit Hours

    Public Administration and Nonprofit Management Career Planning guides students in their internships and assists students in obtaining positions consistent with career goals. Corequisites: PANM 4700 or department head approval. Standard Letter grade. 
  
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    PANM 4995r - Departmental Thesis


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Requires University Honors approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. 
  
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    PANM 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 
  
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    PANM 4998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 
  
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    PANM 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 

Religion

  
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    REL 1030 - Introduction to the Study of Religion


    (3) Credit Hours

    Consideration of the various elements of religion and the methods for studying them; attention to beliefs, world-views, and sacred literature; rituals, myths, symbols; religious communities and organizations; types of religious experience. Every semester. 
  
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    REL 1100 - Introduction to Western Religions


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the major religious traditions emerging in Western cultures, with emphasis on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
  
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    REL 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. Maximum credit 4 hours. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    REL 2110 - Religions of the East


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to major world religious traditions of Asia, with emphasis on Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. Every semester. 
  
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    REL 2120 - Introduction to Asian Philosophy


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to some of the foundational texts and figures of Chinese, Indian, and Buddhist philosophical traditions from ancient times to the contemporary world. May be registered as PHIL 2120. No credit in both REL 2120 and PHIL 2120. 
  
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    REL 2130 - A History of Judaism


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of enduring themes or concepts in Jewish tradition from antiquity to the modern era. Particular attention to the emergence of normative Judaism and its later challengers: Hasidism, Reform, and Zionism. Fall semester. 
  
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    REL 2140 - The History of Christianity


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to historical Christianity, including the major personalities, events, and theological themes, from the New Testament period to the present.
  
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    REL 2210 - Biblical Literature I: Old Testament


    (3) Credit Hours

    The Old Testament and the history and religion of Israel against the background of the ancient Near East. Fall semester. 
  
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    REL 2220 - Biblical Literature II: New Testament


    (3) Credit Hours

    The New Testament documents in relation to Judaism and the environment of the Hellenistic world. Spring semester. 
  
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    REL 2350 - Popular Culture, Religion, and Philosophy


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the study of philosophy and religion through popular culture.  May include film, television, novels, short stories, comics, games, music, comedy, or other aspects of popular culture.  Topics vary, but may include knowledge, reality, value, meaning, reasoning, personal identity, history of philosophical and religious traditions, religious experience, or the place of philosophy and religion in society. May be registered as PHIL 2350. No credit in both PHIL 2350 and REL 2350. 
  
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    REL 2360 - Religion in American Life


    (3) Credit Hours

    Attention to distinctly American phenomena, with the intention of assessing the present role and status of religion; consideration of such topics as separation of church and state, revivalism, the influence of immigration, sects, and cults. Fall semester. 
  
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    REL 3150 - Islam


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of the history, teachings and practices of Islam. Attention will also be paid to the interaction between Islam and the West, and to the various issues facing Islam in the modern world.
  
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    REL 3170 - Buddhism


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course examines the history, teachings and practices of Buddhism in India, China, Japan and Tibet. Major scriptures of the Theravada, Mahayana and Tantric traditions are studied in depth.
  
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    REL 3180 - Modern Judaism


    (3) Credit Hours

    Exploration of religious, social, and political developments in modern Judaism, including the appearance of Zionism, the impact of the Holocaust, and efforts to overcome the tension between Zionism and the religious culture of contemporary Jews. Alternate years. 
  
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    REL 3190 - Taoism


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course examines the history, teachings and practices of Taoism, from China’s Warring States Period (403-222 B.C.E.) up to the present. The philosophy of the Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu will be studied in depth, along with the beliefs, practices and rituals of the Taoist religion.
  
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    REL 3200 - Religions of India


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the conceptual and historical development of religions on the Indian subcontinent. Attention will also be paid to the interaction among religions of India and their relationships to Indian culture. Alternate years. 
  
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    REL 3210 - Religions of China


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the conceptual and historical development of religions in China. Attention will also be paid to the interaction among religions of China, the impact of Indian religions and culture on China, and the relationship of religion to Chinese culture. Alternate years. 
  
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    REL 3220 - Religions of Japan


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the conceptual and historical development of religions in Japan. Attention will also be paid to the interaction among religions of Japan, the impact of continental Asian religions and culture on Japan, and the relationships of religion to Japanese culture. Alternate years. 
  
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    REL 3330 - Philosophy of Religion


    (3) Credit Hours

    A philosophical examination of religion, including traditional and modern arguments for the existence and nature of God, the nature of religious experience and belief, and the functions of religious language. Alternate years. May be registered as PHIL 3330. Credit not allowed in both REL 3330 and PHIL 3330. 
  
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    REL 3340 - Religion in Southern Culture


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the role of religion in Southern culture, past and present. Attention to the evangelical influence, African-American religion, mountain religion, Southern-based sects, the Pentecostal experience, and the cultural impact of religion in the South. Alternate years. 
  
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    REL 3370 - Interpretations of Religion


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of ways in which religious belief and practice may be understood; sympathetic and opposing views drawn from several fields and represented by such authors as Feuerbach, Freud, James, Malinowski, Berger, Levi-Strauss, Yinger, Fromm, and N.O. Brown. Alternate years. 
  
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    REL 3430 - Philosophies of India


    (3) Credit Hours

    A survey of the philosophical traditions of the Indian subcontinent focusing on classical traditions, especially orthodox Brahmanical (Hindu) schools such as Nyāya, Yoga, and Vedānta as well as heterodox schools such as Buddhism, Jainism, and materialism.  Some coverage of contemporary Indian thought such as Gandhi, Ambedkar, feminism, and postcolonial theory.  Topics may include the self, knowledge, skepticism, the nature of reality, ethics, rebirth, theism, atheism, happiness, and the meaning of life. May be registered as PHIL 3430. No credit in both REL 3430 and PHIL 3430. 
  
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    REL 3510 - Early Christian Thought


    (3) Credit Hours

    The development of central issues in Christian thought in the first millennium, with an emphasis on how these emerged from a historical context as responses both to the demands of faith and to the social and intellectual concerns of the time. Consideration of such figures as Tertullian, Arius, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Bede. Alternate years. 
  
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    REL 3520 - Medieval Philosophy


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course will trace the development of philosophy from late Antiquity through the High Middle Ages. Texts will be drawn from medieval Christian, Jewish, or Muslim authors. May be registered as PHIL 3520. Credit not allowed in both REL 3520 and PHIL 3520. 
  
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    REL 3620 - Modern Christian Thought


    (3) Credit Hours

    Selected movements and figures that have shaped the Christian theological tradition in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Alternate years. 
  
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    REL 4170 - Mysticism East and West


    (3) Credit Hours

    The place of mysticism in the Eastern and Western religious traditions; discussion of the writings of major historical and contemporary mystics. On demand. 
  
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    REL 4670 - Contemporary Religious Issues


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis of selected issues, such as church-state relations, fundamentalism, and debates over abortion, that are central to contemporary religious life. Primary attention to the American scene and some cross-cultural comparisons. Alternate years. 
  
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    REL 4700 - Psychology of Religion


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis of empirical data and psychological theories involving religious beliefs, practices, and experiences. Every semester. Prerequisites: 6 units psychology or philosophy-religion or department head approval. May be registered as PSY 4700. Credit not allowed in both REL 4700 and PSY 4700. 
  
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    REL 4840 - Holocaust and Genocide


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the Holocaust, the state-sponsored effort of the Nazi regime to destroy the Jewish people between 1933 and 1945, and the relationship between the Holocaust and the more general category of genocide. Consideration of the causes of genocide and the Holocaust and their persistent presence in contemporary society. Alternate years. 
  
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    REL 4910r - Studies in Religion


    (3) Credit Hours

    A seminar or tutorial for the intensive consideration of one problem, movement, or figure in the field of religion. On demand. 
  
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    REL 4920r - Studies in Western Religious Thought


    (3) Credit Hours

    A seminar or tutorial for the intensive consideration of one problem, movement, or figure in Western religious thought. On demand. 
  
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    REL 4930r - Studies in the History of Religions


    (3) Credit Hours

    A seminar or tutorial for the intensive consideration of one problem, movement, or figure in the history of religions. On demand. 
  
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    REL 4994r - Senior Thesis in Religion


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Individual research based on the student’s topic for the senior thesis and under the supervision of a department faculty member. Must be taken for at least 3 hours in one semester by all majors. Must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every Semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    REL 4995r - Departmental Thesis


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Requires University Honors approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. 
  
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    REL 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 
  
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    REL 4998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Must be taken for at least 3 hours in one semester by all majors. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 
  
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    REL 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 

Sociology

  
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    SOC 1250 - Sociology of Social Problems


    (3) Credit Hours

    Sociological perspectives on selected contemporary social problems such as crime, poverty, hunger, racial and sexual discrimination, alcohol and drug abuse, the threat of war; examination of theories and research on social problems; analysis of possible solutions. Every second semester. 
  
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    SOC 1510 - Introduction to Sociology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Scientific study of human society, of how individuals and groups adjust to each other and to their social environment; examination of varying research approaches; consideration of basic concepts, theories, and principles of explanation used by sociologists. Every semester. 
  
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    SOC 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    SOC 2150 - The Sociology of the Family


    (3) Credit Hours

    The study of modern marriage and family institutions from sociological and social psychological perspectives; the social factors of mate selection, kinship relationships and sexual behavior; evaluations of research findings and emerging trends. Every semester. 
  
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    SOC 2190 - Deviance and Conformity


    (3) Credit Hours

    A social and social psychological introduction to the nature and consequences of “normal” and “deviant” behavior. Theories of deviance with particular attention to role theory and labeling theory in the areas of crime and mental illness. Every third semester. 
  
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    SOC 2320 - Diversity in American Society


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course includes a critical analysis of cultural and identity diversity of the North American population using the perspective of the sociological imagination. The impact on social institutions such as family, education, economic and political life in the United States, and current research on the consequences and controversies surrounding immigration, racial, ethnic, and identity groups are addressed from the perspective of major socio-cultural theories.
  
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    SOC 2500 - Social Statistics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Basic statistical techniques such as frequency distributions and graphs, the normal curve, tests of significance, correlation, simple analysis of variance, and applications to sociocultural data and their interpretation. Spring semester. Prerequisites: Math ACT subscore of 22 or higher or MATH 1006 with minimum grade of C or USTU 1050 or department head approval. Credit not allowed in SOC 2500 after earned hours in any other statistics course. 
  
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    SOC 3000 - Urban Sociology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis of how urban areas grow and are spatially organized. Examination of the cultures, social stratification systems, and modes of governance in contemporary American cities. Emphasis on urban problems. Every third semester. Prerequisites: SOC 1510 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    SOC 3050 - Minorities in American Life


    (3) Credit Hours

    Character and role of racial, religious, and ethnic minorities in the U.S.; the interplay of historical and current sociocultural processes on attitudes and behavior for both dominant and minority groups; minority-related social problems and their possibilities of solution. Spring semester. Prerequisites: SOC 1510 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    SOC 3070 - Gender and Society


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis of how ideas about gender are socially constructed and the importance of women-centered theories on this approach; the interplay of gender and various social structures including education, religion, politics, family, health, work and sexuality. Prerequisites: SOC 1510 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. May be registered as WSTU 3070. Credit not allowed in both SOC 3070 and WSTU 3070. 
  
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    SOC 3100 - Sociology of Religion


    (3) Credit Hours

    Social and cultural interpretations of religious institutions and the relation of religion to the social order; major emphasis upon theory and research in the context of Western Christian civilization. Every fourth semester. Prerequisites: SOC 1510 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    SOC 3120 - Classical Social Theory


    (3) Credit Hours

    A systematic examination of the important classical social theorists. Those theorists who have had enduring historical and/or theoretical importance will be emphasized. Topics include: Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, George Simmel, George Herbert Mead, Alfred Schutz and Karl Mannheim. Every fall semester. Prerequisites: SOC 1510 or department head approval. 
  
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    SOC 3130 - Modern Social Theory


    (3) Credit Hours

    A systematic examination of the important theoretical schools of thought. Ideas that have important implications for the modern world will be emphasized. Topics include: structural functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism, the critical school, neo-Marxian theory, feminist theory, identity theory, queer theory, postmodern theory, and metatheory. Every spring semester. Prerequisites: SOC 3120 or department head approval. 
  
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    SOC 3140 - Research Methods


    (3) Credit Hours

    The nature of the scientific method and research as applied to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of social and cultural data. An introduction to selected basic techniques in research and the preparation of research proposals. Fall semester. Prerequisites: A statistics course (SOC 2500 recommended), SOC 1510 or ANTH 1520 or ANTH 2080, or department head approval. May be registered as ANTH 3140. Credit not allowed in both SOC 3140 and ANTH 3140. 
  
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    SOC 3170 - Organizational Behavior


    (3) Credit Hours

    Structure of social relationships in organizational life: common patterns in development and operation of bureaucratic systems and their effect upon personal values and individual behavior applications in modern education, industry, government, and institutional life. Every third semester. Prerequisites: SOC 1510 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    SOC 3190 - Work and Society


    (3) Credit Hours

    In this course, students will gain a critical understanding of one of the most dominant spheres in society by examining the world of work. Prerequisites: SOC 1510 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    SOC 3210 - Criminology


    (3) Credit Hours

    The nature of crime, criminal statistics, causal factors, theories and procedures in prevention and treatment. Every third semester. Prerequisites: SOC 1510 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    SOC 3220 - Juvenile Delinquency


    (3) Credit Hours

    The nature of juvenile delinquency; factors contributing to delinquency; methods of diagnosis and treatment of delinquent behavior; prevention of delinquency. Spring semester. Prerequisites: SOC 1510 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    SOC 3230 - Sociology of Corrections


    (3) Credit Hours

    Historical and cross-cultural study of adult detention, punishment, and rehabilitation systems. Examination of political and social values as they relate to corrections. Every fourth semester. Prerequisites: SOC 1510 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    SOC 3310 - Social Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Survey of the general concepts and research areas in social psychology. Emphasis upon the interactions between the individual and society with consideration of such topics as attitudes, prejudices, conformity, deviance, socialization, and interpersonal attraction. Every semester. Prerequisites: 6 hours of psychology or sociology or department head approval. May be registered for as PSY 3310. Credit not allowed in both PSY 3310 and SOC 3310. 
  
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    SOC 3390 - Sociology of Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course focuses on the structure of the education system and culture of schools in the United States. Specifically, students examine the functions and purpose of schooling, stratification in education, schools as organizations, teachers and teaching, students, education policy and reform, and the application of sociological concepts in the local context. Prerequisites: SOC 1510 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    SOC 3450 - Social Inequality


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the causes and consequences of inequality including the distribution of resources and opportunities, both comparatively and historically; the systematic disadvantages associated with race, gender, wealth and income; and the major theoretical perspectives addressing inequality in society. Every other semester. Prerequisites: SOC 1510 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    SOC 3460 - Sociology of Addiction


    (3) Credit Hours

    An exploration of macro and micro sociological concepts, theories and empirical studies regarding addiction in society. Students will explore theoretical and empirical perspectives on the process of addiction, the economics of addiction and the various societal responses to addiction. Gambling addiction, food, sex, alcohol and internet addictions are examined.
  
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    SOC 3500 - Social Change and Globalization


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of social change and globalization utilizing sociological insights to understand the impact of rapid changes on human cultures and social institutions throughout the world. Prerequisites: SOC 1510 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    SOC 3550 - Sociology of Globalization


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the increasing globalization of political, social, economic, and individual processes. Topics include the effects of globalization on the changing nature of work, the homogenization of cultures, religious fundamentalism as response, the decline of the nation-state, and the impact on the self. Every third semester. Prerequisites: SOC 1510 or department head approval. 
  
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    SOC 3570 - Social and Cultural Studies of Aging


    (3) Credit Hours

    A basic course in social and cultural studies of aging using multidisciplinary and comparative approaches to provide a comprehensive introduction to the human experience of aging. Prerequisites: ANTH 1520 or ANTH 2080 or SOC 1510 or SOC 2150 or department head approval. May be registered as ANTH 3570. Credit not allowed in both SOC 3570 and ANTH 3570. 
  
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    SOC 3650 - Medicine and Disease: A Cross-Cultural Perspective


    (3) Credit Hours

    Cross-cultural study of medicine and disease; the relationship between the development of medicines and medical care, including-non-Western medical systems, and cultural beliefs, social systems, ecological adaptations, and cultural changes of human groups. May be registered as ANTH 3650 or PSY 3650. Credit allowed in only one of the three courses. 
  
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    SOC 4140 - Research Seminar


    (3) Credit Hours

    The use of social research techniques to report on social and cultural phenomena; data collection and analysis, writing of a research report. Research project required of all students.Spring semester. Prerequisites: SOC 3140 or ANTH 3140 or department head approval. May be registered as ANTH 4140. Credit not allowed in both SOC 4140 and Anthropology 4140. 
  
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    SOC 4150 - Urban Geography


    (3) Credit Hours

    History of urbanism, study of patterns of cities, spatial distribution of cities, and social and physical structure of cities of the Western world. Every third semester. Prerequisites: GEOG 1040 or SOC 1510 or department head approval. May be registered as GEOG 4150. Credit not allowed in both SOC 4150 and GEOG 4150. 
  
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    SOC 4160 - Global Trafficking in Human Beings


    (3) Credit Hours

    An exploration and analysis of theories of human trafficking and its relationship to recent history, globalization of the world economy, and organized international criminal organizations. Societal responses to trafficking and its consequences are delineated.
  
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    SOC 4240 - Applied Social Research


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the various issues faced by applied social researchers when developing a framework for conducting the research and when determining which data collection and analysis methods are most suitable given the research objectives and needs of the client. Focus on both quantitative and qualitative methods, but with special emphasis on the latter. Every second semester. Prerequisites: SOC 3140 or PSY 2020 or POLS 2000 or other approved course in social research or department head approval. May be registered as PSY 4240. Credit not allowed in both SOC 4240 and PSY 4240. 
 

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