Oct 21, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Course Descriptions


 

Political Science

  
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    POLS 2240 - Justice and the American Trial Process


    (3) Credit Hours

    An in-depth analysis of the modern trial process in the United States. Emphasis on assessing the weak points of the American judicial system and on preparing an actual mock trial case for argument. Recommended for pre-law majors.
  
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    POLS 2260 - Introduction to Public Policy


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to core public policy concepts, theories, models, and processes.
  
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    POLS 2330 - State and Local Government


    (3) Credit Hours

    Tennessee state and local government and politics with comparisons to government and politics in the other states. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 2340 - The Presidency


    (3) Credit Hours

    The nature of the presidency as an institution. Presidential decision-making and relations with other branches of government. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 2420 - International Relations


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of the theoretical, historical and behavioral causes of war and peace. Focus on the role of power, sovereignty, and international law on world politics. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 2430 - Comparative Government


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of how different societies can be compared and contrasted. Specific focus on the distinct political systems that exist in different countries, such as democracies, dictatorships and mixed regimes, and the factors that have shaped how these institutions developed over periods of time, such as economic influences like availability of natural resources and inequality of wealth and cultural factors such as religious and racial identities. Explores how political institutions function in different societies and their effects on social and economic factors, specifically, how different types of electoral systems, as well as parliamentary and presidential systems affect the economies and societies of different countries.
  
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    POLS 2440 - Comparative Public Policy


    (3) Credit Hours

    The formation and implementation of social welfare policies in developed and developing nations. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 3020 - Political Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Psychological bases for political action. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 3030 - Politics and Communication


    (3) Credit Hours

    Propaganda and other means of political and social control. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 3120 - Political Philosophy I


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to such theoretical concerns of Western political science as sovereignty, rights, justice, property, liberty, and equality. This course emphasizes the ancient philosophers through the Enlightenment, such as given in the works of Sophocles, Plato, Aristotle, through Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau.
  
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    POLS 3130 - Political Philosophy II


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to such theoretical concerns of Western political science as sovereignty, rights, justice, property, liberty, and equality. This course emphasizes more contemporary philosophers, such as given in the works of Mill, Marx, and Nietzsche, through the twentieth century, to current arguments regarding liberty, equality, and fairness.
  
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    POLS 3140 - Contemporary Political Ideas


    (3) Credit Hours

    Focuses upon contemporary perspectives in political and social thought with an emphasis on competing world views. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 3160 - Theories of Politics


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to such theoretical concerns of Western political science as sovereignty, rights, justice, property, liberty, and equality. Readings from Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Montesquieu, Mill and Marx. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 3200 - Philosophy of Law


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of law and legal reasoning with emphasis on the nature and sources of law, moral theory and its relation to law, definitions of rights and justice, and the nature of legal and moral obligation. Recommended for pre-law majors.
  
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    POLS 3210 - American Constitutional Law


    (3) Credit Hours

    Case studies of key Supreme Court decisions affecting the distribution of power in American society. On demand. Recommended for pre-law majors.
  
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    POLS 3220 - Civil Liberties


    (3) Credit Hours

    Case studies of key Supreme Court decisions affecting the rights and freedoms of the individual in American society. Recommended for pre-law majors. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 3230 - Law and Politics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Lawyers, judges, police, and the political process. Recommended for pre-law majors. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 3250 - American Public Policy


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of policy making and policy in the United States. Prerequisites: POLS 2260 or department head approval. 
  
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    POLS 3300 - Urban Public Policy


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the different approaches, ideas and programs advanced to address public policy urban problems. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 3310 - Urban Politics


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of political competition and relations among groups, institutions and classes in urban areas. Particular attention is given to how economic and fiscal concerns impact the political process. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 3330 - Political Parties and the Election Process


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of America’s two-party system, political machines, third parties, modern campaign techniques, electoral behavior, and election administration. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 3350 - Congress


    (3) Credit Hours

    The contemporary Congress. The roles of congressmen and women, the distribution of power within Congress, relations with other branches of government, and prospects of reform. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 3360 - Women in Politics


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of the role and status of women in the American political system. Special emphasis given to the impact of selected public policies upon women. On demand. May be registered as WSTU 3360. Credit not allowed in both POLS 3360 and WSTU 3360. 
  
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    POLS 3430r - Special Topics in Area Studies


    (3) Credit Hours

    The study of the governmental structures, processes, and ideologies of different regions of the world, comparing their political, economic, and social policies. May be repeated to focus on different regions of the world. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 3450 - American Foreign Policy


    (3) Credit Hours

    The basic foreign policy problems confronting the United States. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 3460 - Comparative Politics: China


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study in comparative culture, history and politics as applied to the current government in the People’s Republic of China with an emphasis on the factors which have shaped the government and politics of China since World War II. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 3470 - Politics of the Middle East


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of the contemporary politics in the Middle East with emphasis on the evolution of the Arab State System after World War II, the creation of Israel, the Arab-Israeli and other regional conflicts, and the peace process from Camp David on.
  
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    POLS 3480 - Politics of Immigration


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of immigration policy in the United States with an emphasis on historical patterns, policy debates, legal ramifications, and rules and regulations of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
  
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    POLS 3500 - Technology, Politics and Society


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of the impact of technology on politics and society, with special focus on public policy shifts resulting from changes in technology. On demand. 
  
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    POLS 4010r - Advanced Topics in Political Behavior


    (3) Credit Hours

    Selected topics in political behavior. May be repeated once. On demand. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    POLS 4110r - Advanced Topics in Political Theory


    (3) Credit Hours

    Selected topics in political theory. May be repeated once. On demand. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    POLS 4210r - Special Topics in Public Law


    (3) Credit Hours

    Selected topics in public law. Recommended for pre-law majors. On demand. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    POLS 4230 - Crime and Punishment


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of the nature and implications of the major philosophies of punishment with emphasis on their ramifications for assessing the legitimacy of capital punishment. Recommended for prelaw majors. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    POLS 4240 - Jefferson


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of the political and social ideas of Thomas Jefferson with attention to their influence on American politics and public policy. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    POLS 4250 - Policy Issues in Aging


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the political, economic, social and health policy questions raised by the phenomenon of an aging population. On demand. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    POLS 4260 - Philosophy of Punishment


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of the major philosophies of punishment with attention to principles of sentencing and to three strikes legislation. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    POLS 4270 - Religion, Liberty, and the Law


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of the theory and practice of religious liberty in the United States with attention to theories of toleration and religious liberty and to key free exercise cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    POLS 4280 - First Amendment


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of the case law, rules and regulations emanating from the specifications of the first amendment. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    POLS 4290r - Advanced Topics in Public Policy


    (3) Credit Hours

    Selected topics in public policy. On demand. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    POLS 4310r - Advanced Topics in American Institutions and Processes


    (3) Credit Hours

    Selected topics in American institutions and processes. On demand. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    POLS 4320 - Southern Politics


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of the South’s role in national politics with an emphasis on the demographic, economic, social and political forces which give shape to the political values and partisan preferences of the region’s electorate. On demand. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    POLS 4340 - Politics of Child Care


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of child care policy in the United States and its implications for public policy making in general. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. May be registered as WSTU 4340. Credit not allowed in both POLS 4340 and WSTU 4340. 
  
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    POLS 4360 - Presidential Leadership


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of the dynamics of presidential leadership in domestic and foreign affairs with emphasis on historical examples of executive leadership in times of crisis in the post-World War II period. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    POLS 4410r - Advanced Topics in International Relations and Foreign Policy


    (3) Credit Hours

    Selected topics in international relations and foreign policy. May be repeated once. On demand. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    POLS 4420r - Advanced Topics in Comparative Government


    (3) Credit Hours

    Selected topics in comparative government. May be repeated once. On demand. Prerequisites: POLS 2000 or department head approval. 
  
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    POLS 4610r - Political Science Internship


    (1-12) Credit Hours

    Internship in a public agency or nonprofit organization, providing students the opportunity to integrate and extend classroom learning with practice. No more than 6 credit hours may apply toward the major degree requirements in the department. Prerequisites: Minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average, POLS 2000, and prior approval of department head. 
  
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    POLS 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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    POLS 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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    POLS 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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    POLS 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

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

Portuguese

  
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    PORT 1010 - Elementary Portuguese I


    (4) Credit Hours

    Basic grammar, elementary reading, and conversation. Fall semester. 
  
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    PORT 1020 - Elementary Portuguese II


    (4) Credit Hours

    Basic grammar, elementary reading, and conversation. Spring semester. Prerequisites: PORT 1010 or placement or department head approval. 
  
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    PORT 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    PORT 2110 - Intermediate Portuguese for Conversation


    (3) Credit Hours

    Continues the grammar intensive oral practice in Portuguese with emphasis on acquiring conversational skills. Class taught mostly in Portuguese. Fall semester. Prerequisites: PORT 1020 or placement or department head approval. 
  
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    PORT 2120 - Intermediate Portuguese for Conversation


    (3) Credit Hours

    Emphasis on oral proficiency and cultural awareness of the Portuguese speaking world, in preparation for upper level courses. Class taught mostly in Portuguese. Spring semester. Prerequisites: PORT 2110 or placement or department head approval. 
  
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    PORT 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: approval of department head. 
  
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    PORT 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: approval of department head. 
  
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    PORT 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

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

Psychology

  
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    PSY 1010 - Introduction to Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to contemporary psychology as a basic and applied social science; analysis of biological, mental, and social determinants of human behavior from the standpoint of psychological theory, research, and practice. Every semester. 
  
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    PSY 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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    PSY 2010 - Research Methodology: Introductory Statistics in Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Descriptive and inferential statistics with computer analysis of data from psychological and other social sciences. Traditional and modern descriptive techniques, correlation and regression analysis, probability concepts, inferential techniques on means through analysis of variance, power analysis, and selected nonparametric techniques are presented. The use of state-of-the-art computer programs for analysis of data is emphasized in the PSY 2040 laboratory which is required for Psychology majors. Every semester. Prerequisites: Math ACT subscore of 22 (SAT 520) or higher or any approved general education mathematics course or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 2020 - Research Methodology: Laboratory and Field Research Techniques


    (4) Credit Hours

    General introduction to research methods in psychology with an emphasis on basic strategies for empirically identifying causal and correlational relationships. Topics will include laboratory and field techniques, quasi-experimental and non-experimental models, and the ethical issues involved in research. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Every semester. Prerequisites: PSY 1010, PSY 2010 with a grade of C or better, and PSY 2040 with a grade of C or better, or department head approval. Corequisites: PSY 2020 laboratory or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 2040 - Statistics in Psychology Laboratory


    (1) Credit Hours

    Tutorial and laboratory exercises to help students master use of professional quality computer software to solve statistical problems. Prerequisites: Math ACT subscore of 22 (SAT 520) or higher or any approved general education mathematics course or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: PSY 2010 or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 2070 - Psychology as a Profession


    (3) Credit Hours

    Role modeling of the psychological practitioner in diverse professional contexts. Discussion of the foundations, methods, ethics, legal issues, and relationships with other specialists involved in professional psychology. Required for psychology majors. Prerequisites: PSY 1010 and Psychology major or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 2200 - Psychology of Lifespan Development


    (3) Credit Hours

    Comprehensive, contemporary, research-oriented treatment of human development from infancy through late adulthood. Topics include physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development and the interactions between these domains. Applications to family, work and other contexts will be examined. Prerequisites: PSY 1010 or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 2210 - The Psychology of Child Development


    (3) Credit Hours

    Infancy through childhood. Concepts of development and functioning derived from research and observation. Emphasis on the roles of both biological and experiential factors in physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. Child-rearing applications. Every semester. Prerequisites: PSY 1010 or department head approval. Credit not allowed in both EDUC 2030 and PSY 2210. 
  
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    PSY 2220 - The Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood


    (3) Credit Hours

    Principles of adolescent functionality. Evaluation of various theories of adolescence. Psychodynamic consideration of life-span development concepts and the adjustment problems related to aging. Emphasis on age-related changes. Prerequisites: PSY 1010 or department head approval. Credit not allowed in both EDUC 2040 and PSY 2220. 
  
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    PSY 2230 - Psychology of Aging


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theoretical and empirical introduction to the psychological development of older adults. Discussion of cognition, personality, social behavior, and sensor motor changes as they evolve at the adult end of the life span. Examination of psychological issues in adult coping, death and dying, and work and family roles. On demand. Prerequisites: PSY 1010 or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 2410 - Psychology of Individual Differences


    (3) Credit Hours

    Develops an understanding of the most difficult aspect of human behavior to comprehend: differences. Investigating the three major causes of differences. Looking at the nature of these differences in temperament, intelligence, personality, interests and pathologies. Learning to change from judging to valuing diversity. Exploring the implications the course perspective has for personal, educational, work and political choices/policies. Every semester. 
  
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    PSY 2420 - Psychology of Black Experience


    (3) Credit Hours

    Impact of cultural differences from a psychological perspective. Principles, theories, and research in psychology applied to black experience. Differences in socialization, personality, and social processes. Topics include intelligence, racial identity, and psycholinguistics. Every semester. 
  
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    PSY 2510 - Psychology of Adjustment


    (3) Credit Hours

    Comprehensive, research-oriented treatment of complex issues underlying psychological adjustment. Exploration of issues and problems encountered in daily life from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Topics to include, for example, academic performance, stress and coping, interpersonal relationships, physical health, psychological disorders, and psychotherapy. Self-exploration and application of research based strategies and resources that address psychological adjustment. Prerequisite: PSY 1010 or department head approval.
  
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    PSY 3080 - Principles of Abnormal Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    A biosocial approach to theories of causation, development, and symptomatic behavior in emotional disorder; theoretical bases of the various therapies and of positive means of prevention. Every semester. Prerequisites: 6 hours psychology or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 3100 - Comparative Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Comparative Psychology is the study of behavior across species. The course will cover animal behavior and cognition (including human animals). Topics will include evolution of behavior, communication, social behavior, learning, memory, spatial cognition, tool-use, problem solving, metacognition, and consciousness. Class lectures will be augmented by visits to local animal facilities for animal observation. Students will also learn animal observation research methods and each student will be responsible for a short observational study. Prerequisites: PSY 2020 or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 3110 - Learning and Motivation


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of the effective conditions for various learning phenomena; roles of motivation, reinforcement, and punishment in learning. Prerequisites: PSY 1010, PSY 2010, PSY 2020, and PSY 2040 or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 3120 - Sensation and Perception


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of sensory and perceptual processes; examination of the sense organs and related neurophysiological mechanisms, and the necessary stimulus conditions for particular perceptual phenomena. Prerequisites: PSY 2020 or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 3130 - Cognitive Science


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the ways in which people process information; with an emphasis on attention, memory, problem-solving, and language. Every semester. Prerequisites: PSY 1010, PSY 2010, PSY 2020, and PSY 2040 or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 3140 - Biological Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    The study of the physiological bases of behavior with emphasis on the functional neural systems of the brain which mediate behavior. Course content is designed to familiarize students with basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiological techniques used in the investigation of brain functions and behavior. Fall semester. Prerequisites: PSY 2020 or 6 hours of college biology courses, or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 3150 - Primate Behavior


    (3) Credit Hours

    A comparative survey of the ecology, social behavior, and cognitive ability of nonhuman primates, especially monkeys and apes, with emphasis on the evolutionary factors that have shaped primate behavior. Prerequisites: Any of the following: ANTH 1520, ANTH 2070, PSY 1010, or department head approval. May be registered as ANTH 3150. No credit in both PSY 3150 and ANTH 3150. 
  
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    PSY 3180 - Principles of Neuropsychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Comprehensive examination of the history, methodological approaches and applications associated with neuropsychology. Emphasis will be placed on the functional impact of changes to the brain and how those changes are commonly assessed. Prerequisites: PSY 2020 or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 3220 - 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. Prerequisites: ANTH 1200 or department head approval. May be registered as SOC 3650 or ANTH 3220. Credit allowed in only one of the three courses. 
  
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    PSY 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 SOC 3310. Credit not allowed in both PSY 3310 and SOC 3310. 
  
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    PSY 3350 - Positive Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is an evidence-based approach to the positive possibilities in our adult lives. Key words for the course are well-being, meaningfulness, interest, efficacy, positive regard, optimism, flow, love and happiness. The nature, process, effects and sustainability of each of these nine concepts will be studied and applied. Our culture’s regard for these phenomena is mixed; there is a good deal of implicit suspicion of things positive, and a strong belief in the reality and predominance of things negative. This course challenges this self-fulfilling cultural presence. The course process includes topical power-points, key word specialist guest speakers, large and small group discussion and in-class activities.  Every semester.  Prerequisites: 6 hours of psychology or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 3400 - Applied Developmental Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    An in depth examination of interactions among 1) processes in cognitive, language, social, and emotional development and 2) environmental experiences of children, from birth through adolescence. Emphasis on analysis of the implications of these interactions for the welfare of current and future generations of children. Prerequisites: PSY 1010; PSY 2210 or PSY 2220 or ECHD 2420 or ECHD 2430; or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 3450 - Psychological Tests and Measurements


    (3) Credit Hours

    Principles of psychological measurements including reliability, validity, errors of measurement, techniques of test construction, and problems in assessment and prediction. Laboratory use of selected tests. Fall semester. Prerequisites: PSY 1010, PSY 2010, PSY 2020, and PSY 2040 or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 3560r - Practicum in Psychological Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Practicum provides work study credit to obtain field experience in psychology through our partnerships with organizations throughout the region. It is designed to enhance student learning and to guide students in their decisions on what to do with a psychology degree. Graded Satisfactory/No Credit. 
  
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    PSY 3570r - Practicum in Teaching Psychology


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    A practicum providing students the opportunity to gain teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of a particular area in psychology, and acquire professional skills that make them more competitive for graduate school and in the job market. Prerequisites: PSY 2020 and department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 3580R - Modern Psychological Studies


    (3) Credit Hours

    Modern Psychological Studies is a journal that publishes undergraduate research in psychology. Students in this course serve as the editorial board for the journal and critique, edit, and decide if a submission to MPS will be published. Additionally, students will assist in recruiting paper submissions, subscriptions to the journal, and creating the hard copy of the journal itself. Repeatable up to 6 hours. Prerequisites: 15 hours in psychology including PSY 2020, or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 3590 - Psychology Camp Training


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course provides students the knowledge, tools and information to better prepare them for a practicum related to individuals with a variety of disabilities, focusing on summer service camps for Camp Zooability and the Creative Discovery Museum.
  
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    PSY 3595 - Practicum in Psychology Camps


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course provides students the knowledge, tools and information to better prepare them for a practicum related to individuals with a variety of disabilities, focusing on summer service camps. Pre or Corequisites: PSY 3560 or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 3600 - Ape Language


    (3) Credit Hours

    A review and critical analysis of sign language, speech, computer language, and other symbol studies with great apes and other intelligent animals. Examines the origins of culture, language, and intelligence in humans, and the ethical treatment of great apes and other intelligent animals in nature and under human care. Prerequisites: Any of the following: ANTH 1520, ANTH 2070, PSY 1010, or department head approval. May be registered as ANTH 3600. No credit in both PSY 3600 and Anthropology 3600. 
  
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    PSY 4010 - Intermediate Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences


    (3) Credit Hours

    The use of a popular statistical package for the conduct of statistical analyses in psychology. Applications include common descriptive and inferential techniques, the analysis of variance and multiple regression. On demand. Prerequisites: PSY 2010 and PSY 2040 or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 4060 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to the study of organizations with emphasis upon personnel selection, criteria, and training. Special consideration of work motivation, job satisfaction, and the role of the organization in behavior. Every semester. Prerequisites: 6 hours of psychology or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 4080 - Contemporary Psychotherapies


    (3) Credit Hours

    A comprehensive review of psychotherapeutic techniques practiced to help alleviate individuals’ behavioral, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. Reviews practices derived from the behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic perspectives. In addition, the course emphasizes the empirical research demonstrating the efficacy of these techniques. Prerequisites: 6 hours of psychology and PSY 3080 or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 4100r - Advanced Topics in Personality Research


    (3) Credit Hours

    Intensive study of selected topics of current theoretical and research interest in personality, abnormal psychology, and individual differences as they relate to personality. On demand. Prerequisites: PSY 1010; 6 hours of upper division psychology, including PSY 4480; and approval of the department head. 
  
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    PSY 4120 - Advanced Seminar for Psychological Processes


    (3) Credit Hours

    A comprehensive review of the field as summary experience, especially for senior major students planning to enter graduate study. Prerequisites: 15 hours of psychology including PSY 2020 and senior standing, or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 4210 - Advanced Developmental Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    An in-depth investigation of particular topics in human development, childhood through high school years. Focus on research methodology and findings in relation to social or cognitive development. On demand. Prerequisites: PSY 1010, PSY 2210 or PSY 2220, or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 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 SOC 4240. Credit not allowed in both PSY 4240 and SOC 4240. 
  
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    PSY 4250 - Psychology and Law


    (3) Credit Hours

    A comprehensive review of how psychological theory and research influences social policy and law. Topics include, but are not limited to eyewitness memory, lie detection, jury behavior and selection, trial process, death penalty, children in the court, and the punishment and rehabilitation of criminals. Emphasis on psychologists’ use of the scientific method to understand various phenomena related to legal processes. Prerequisites: 6 hours of behavioral and social sciences; MATH 2100 or PSY 2010; junior standing or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 4270 - Psychology and Contemporary Life


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of how psychological research and perspectives are relevant to an increasingly diverse array of issues in contemporary life. Illustration of that relevance by focusing on a specific topic that will include, but will not be limited to the psychology of money, film, sports, health, multiculturalism, and positive functioning. Prerequisites: 6 hours of behavioral and social sciences, MATH 2100 or PSY 2010, or department head approval. 
  
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    PSY 4310 - Advanced Social Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Intensive treatment of selected research areas in social psychology. Emphasis upon the interrelationship between current theoretical perspectives and appropriate methodological procedures. On demand. Prerequisites: PSY 3310 or department head approval. May be registered as SOC 4310. Credit not allowed in both PSY 4310 and SOC 4310. 
 

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