Jan 18, 2020  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Courses


 

Psychology

  
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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. Every semester. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Corequisite: PSY 2020 laboratory. Prerequisites: PSY 1010, PSY 2010 or equivalent, and PSY 2040 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 or higher, MATH 1006 or department head approval. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PSY 2010 or equivalent.
  
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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. Prerequisite: PSY 1010.
  
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    PSY 2210 - The Psychology of Child Development


    (3) Credit Hours

    Infancy through childhood. Concepts of development and functioning derived from both research and clinical observation. Emphasis on cognitive, social, and emotional development. Child-rearing applications. Every semester. Prerequisite: PSY 1010 or equivalent 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. Prerequisite: PSY 1010 or equivalent 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. Prerequisite: PSY 1010 or equivalent 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.
  
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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. Prerequisite: 6 hours psychology or department head approval.
  
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    PSY 3090 - 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. Prerequisite: PSY 3080 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. Prerequisite: PSY 1010, PSY 2010 or equivalent, 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. Laboratory. Spring semester. Prerequisite: PSY 1010, PSY 2010 or equivalent, PSY 2020, and PSY 2040 or department head approval.
  
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    PSY 3130 - Cognitive Processes


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the ways in which people process information; with an emphasis on attention, memory, problem-solving, and language. Every semester. Prerequisite: PSY 1010, PSY 2010 or equivalent, PSY 2020, and PSY 2040 or department head approval.
  
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    PSY 3140 - Physiological 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. Laboratory designed to familiarize students with basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiological techniques used in the investigation of brain functions and behavior. Fall semester. Prerequisite: PSY 1010 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 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. Prerequisite: 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 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 2210 or equivalent 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 or equivalent, PSY 2020, and PSY 2040 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 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 SOC 3650. Credit allowed in only one of the three courses.
  
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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. Prerequisite: PSY 2010 or equivalent 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. Prerequisite: Introductory statistics course or department head approval.
  
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    PSY 4070 - Professional Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Role models of the psychological practitioner in community settings. Discussion of the foundations, methods, ethics, legal issues, and relationships with other specialists involved in professional psychology. On demand. Prerequisite: 9 hours of psychology 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. Prerequisite: PSY 1010 or equivalent; 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. On demand. Prerequisite: 18 hours of psychology or by 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 or equivalent, PSY 2210 or PSY 2220, or equivalent 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. Prerequisite: 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 or equivalent; 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. Prerequisite: PSY 3310 or equivalent or department head approval. May be registered as SOC 4310. Credit not allowed in both PSY 4310 and SOC 4310.
  
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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. Prerequisite: 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. Every semester. Prerequisites: 6 hours of upper division psychology and department head approval. Maximum credit 6 hours. 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: 9 hours of psychology 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.
  
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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

    Every semester. 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.
  
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    PSY 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

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


    (1-9) Credit Hours

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


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisite: 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. On demand. Prerequisite: department head approval. Maximum credit 4 hours.
  
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    PANM 2050 - Introduction to Statistics for Public Administration and Nonprofit Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    A course on descriptive and inferential statistical analysis emphasizing applications in health and human services. Students will have the opportunity to interpret, develop and use statistical and probabilistic models of phenomena in health and human services. Statistical techniques will be practiced (such as descriptive, correlation and regression analysis, probability concepts, analysis of variance and power analysis) illustrating how statistics affects our understanding of social phenomena. Prerequisite: Math ACT subscore of 22 or higher, MATH 1006 or department head approval.
  
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    PANM 2250 - Introduction to Public Administration and Nonprofit Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to the theoretic foundations, organization, basic processes, history, and political context of public administration and nonprofit management. Provides a foundation for further study of public administration and nonprofit management.
  
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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. Prerequisite: ENGL 1020 or equivalent 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 Resource Development and Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course examines techniques and strategies for developing and sustaining the resource base of nonprofit organizations. The course emphasizes resource development and the effective management of resources with in organizations. Pre or corequisites: PANM 2000 and ECON 1020 or department head approval.
  
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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. Fall Semester. May also be registered as LAS 3250. Credit not allowed in both PANM 3250 and LAS 3250.
  
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    PANM 3300 - Program Planning


    (3) Credit Hours

    Principles of agency and program planning. Emphasis on theoretical foundations and skills needed to design and implement public programs. Prerequisite: POLS 2000 or department head approval.
  
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    PANM 3400 - Program Evaluation


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to the concepts and practices of program evaluation. Emphasis on evaluative research techniques, processes, computer applications, and reporting. Prerequisite: PANM 3300 or department head approval.
  
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    PANM 4050 - Interpersonal Skills Laboratory


    (3) Credit Hours

    A supervised laboratory experience designed to enhance the student’s development of communication skills, interpersonal functioning, and the understanding of group processes. Every semester. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing or department head approval.
  
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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. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: POLS 2000 or department head approval.
  
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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. Spring semester. Prerequisites: PANM 2250, PANM 3100, PANM 3200, PANM 3300, 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. Prerequisite: 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 faculty for admission to field placement. The application for admission must be completed by October 15 of the semester prior to enrollment in PANM 4700. Criteria for admission are a minimum 2.0 overall grade point average, a 2.25 grade point average in all PANM courses, senior standing, and recommendation of the faculty. Students seeking internships will be expected to adjust their schedules to accommodate the work environment and hours of the host agency. Spring semester. Prerequisites: PANM 3100 or department head approval. Graded on a satisfactory/ no credit basis.
  
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    PANM 4995r - Departmental Thesis


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Every semester. 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.
  
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    PANM 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

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


    (1-9) Credit Hours

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


    (1-9) Credit Hours

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

Rehabilitation Science

  
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    RESC 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. On demand. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    RESC 2890 - Introduction to Rehabilitation Science Research


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of the role of research, its functions in identifying needs, describing and evaluating programs, analyzing processes, and predicting results. Prerequisite: an appoved General Education statistics course or department head approval.
  
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    RESC 4910 - Seminar in Rehabilitation Science


    (1) Credit Hours

    This course is designed to cover current topics in rehabilitation science, organization of health and rehabilitation services, governance, ethics, and current and emerging trends in health policy.
  
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    RESC 4995r - Departmental Thesis


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    On demand. See Departmental Honors. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Differential course fee will be assessed.
  
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    RESC 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
  
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    RESC 4998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
  
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    RESC 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisite: 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. On demand. Maximum credit 4 hours. Prerequisite: 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 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 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 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 3140 - Primitive Religion


    (3) Credit Hours

    The place of religion in the social and cultural settings of selected peoples as evidenced through magic, myth, totemism, fetish, sacrifice, shamanism, and initiatory rites; an attempt to delineate the common elements of primitive religion. On demand.
  
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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 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 3660 - Goddess Traditions


    (3) Credit Hours

    A cross-cultural survey of major goddess traditions of wide geographic distribution, this course addresses implications of what it means to talk about deities using female terminologies and associations. The seminar format involves reading, discussion, writing, and original research. May be registered as Women’s Studies 3660. Credit not allowed in both Religion 3660 and Women’s Studies 3660.
  
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    REL 3690 - Satanism, Witchcraft, and Spirit Possession


    (3) Credit Hours

    “Witchcraft” and “Satanism” refer to occult bodies of traditional knowledge enabling practitioners to manipulate and/or respond to postulated superhuman forces. “Spirit possession” refers to perceived invasion of the human body by benign or malign supernatural forces. This course seeks to understand the corss-cultural range of these reported phenomena and of the conditions under which these reports occur.
  
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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 Psychology 4700. Credit not allowed in both Religion 4700 and Psychology 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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