Jan 28, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Physics (PHYS)

  
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    PHYS 111 - Introduction to Physics I

    Common Course Number & Description
    This is the first course in a two semester algebra-level sequence, covering fundamental concepts of physics. The sequence is appropriate for pre-professional majors requiring two semesters of physics. Topics include classical mechanics, thermodynamics, and waves.
    PreRequisite: MATH-102 MATH-115 MATH-120 MATH-121 MATH-123 MATH-125 or MATH-281
    CoRequisite: PHYS-111L
    3 to 4 semester hours
  
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    PHYS 111L - Introduction to Physics I Laboratory

    Common Course Number & Description
    This laboratory accompanies PHYS 111.
    CoRequisite: PHYS-111
    0 to 1 semester hours
  
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    PHYS 113 - Introduction to Physics II

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course is the second course in a two semester algebra-level sequence, covering fundamental concepts of physics. Topics include electricity and magnetism, sound, light, optics, and some modern physics concepts.
    PreRequisite: PHYS-111
    CoRequisite: PHYS-113L
    3 to 4 semester hours
  
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    PHYS 113L - Introduction to Physics II Laboratory

    Common Course Number & Description
    This laboratory accompanies PHYS 113.
    CoRequisite: PHYS-113
    0 to 1 semester hours
  
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    PHYS 185 - Introduction to Astronomy I

    Common Course Number & Description
    This is a descriptive course that introduces students to solar system astronomy. Emphasis is placed on the development of astronomy, optical instruments and techniques, and solar system objects.
    2 semester hours
  
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    PHYS 185L - Introduction to Astronomy I Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    This laboratory accompanies PHYS 185.
    CoRequisite: PHYS-185
    1 semester hours
  
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    PHYS 211 - University Physics I

    Common Course Number & Description
    This is the first course in a two semester calculus-level sequence, covering fundamental concepts of physics. This is the preferred sequence for students majoring in physical science or engineering. Topics include classical mechanics and thermodynamics.
    PreRequisite: MATH-123 or MATH-125
    CoRequisite: PHYS-211L
    3 to 5 semester hours
  
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    PHYS 211L - University Physics I Laboratory

    Common Course Number & Description
    This laboratory accompanies Phys 211.
    CoRequisite: PHYS-211
    0 to 1 semester hours
  
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    PHYS 213 - University Physics II

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course is the second course in a two semester calculus-level sequence, covering fundamental concepts of physics. This is the preferred sequence for students majoring in physical science or engineering. Topics include electricity and magnetism, sound, light, and optics.
    PreRequisite: PHYS-211
    CoRequisite: PHYS-213L
    3 to 5 semester hours
  
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    PHYS 213L - University Physics II Laboratory

    Common Course Number & Description
    This laboratory accompanies PHYS 213.
    CoRequisite: PHYS-213
    0 to 1 semester hours
  
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    PHYS 292 - Topics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    PHYS 331 - Introduction to Modern Physics

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course concentrates on observations and theories of the 20th Century that carried the physicists’ world-view beyond the classical.
    PreRequisite: PHYS-113 or PHYS-213
    3 semester hours
  
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    PHYS 341 - Thermodynamics

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course is an intermediate level thermodynamics course dealing with systems from a macroscopic perspective. Topics include the first and second laws of thermodynamics, phase diagrams, and equilibria.
    PreRequisite: PHYS-213 MATH-225
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    PHYS 421 - Electromagnetism

    Common Course Number & Description
    This is a course in the principles of electricity and magnetism, with applications to dielectric and magnetic materials. Topics include the development of Maxwell\'s equations, and applications.
    PreRequisite: PHYS-213 MATH-321
    4 semester hours
  
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    PHYS 451 - Classical Mechanics

    Common Course Number & Description
    This is a systematic introduction to classical mechanics emphasizing motion in three dimensions. Topics include central forces, harmonic oscillations, non-inertial reference frames, rigid body motion, and Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics.
    4 semester hours
  
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    PHYS 471 - Quantum Mechanics

    Common Course Number & Description
    This is a systematic introduction to quantum mechanics, emphasizing the Schrodinger equation. Topics include simple soluble problems, the hydrogen atom, approximation methods and other aspects of quantum theory.
    PreRequisite: MATH-321
    BH-PreRequisite: PHYS-331
    3 to 4 semester hours
  
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    PHYS 491 - Independent Study

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 4 semester hours
  
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    PHYS 492 - Topics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    1 to 4 semester hours

Political Science (POLS)

  
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    POLS 100 - American Government

    Common Course Number & Description
    A study of the basic principles of the American system of government with emphasis on problems relating to governmental structure and policies.
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 141 - Governments of the World

    Common Course Number & Description
    An introduction to political systems of the world emphasizing political philosophy and comparative government. The course focuses on democratic systems other than the United States, authoritarian systems and third world systems.
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 210 - State & Local Government

    Common Course Number & Description
    An analysis of the legal status, powers and functions, intergovernmental relations and political problems of state and local governments.
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 250 - Introduction to International Relations

    Common Course Number & Description
    A study of international relations including the sources of power and conflict, and the methods by which states compete and cooperate with each other. Additional international actors and contemporary issues will be addressed.
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 263 - Intro to Political Theory

    Common Course Number & Description
    An analysis of selected concepts and problems in political theory.  Though reference will be made to great political thinkers of the past, primary emphasis is placed on viewing issues in the contemporary context.
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 291 - Independent Study

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 5 semester hours
  
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    POLS 292 - Topics

    Unique Course
    Includes Current Topics, Advanced Topics, and Special Topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement.
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 312 - Public Opinion and Polling

    Unique Course
    This course introduces the history of measuring public opinion, explores the methods of polling, and provides the experience of both formulating and conducting a public opinion poll.
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 319 - Civic Engagement and Activism

    Unique Course
    This class explores the role of citizens’ voices and prepares students for knowledgeable and responsible participation in a democratic society. Multiple perspectives will be used to integrate public scholarship, community engagement, and social action for democratic citizenship.
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 320 - Public Administration

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course uses simulations and public management cases, as well as contemporary public administration literature, to introduce students to the theory and practice of public administration. Students work in teams to resolve issues and problems common to the public service environment.
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 341 - Europe Democratic Government

    Common Course Number & Description
    Comparative study of selected governments of West Europe, especially Britain, France, Germany, and Italy; decision-making institutions; political culture; political parties.
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 342 - Revolution and Revolt

    Unique Course
    This course explores the theory and history of revolutions and revolts from 1776 to the 21st century.
    Cross-listed: HIST-342
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 345 - Model United Nations

    Unique Course
    This course explores the institutional design, history, challenges, and competing rationales for the existence and responsibilities of the United Nations.
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 349 - Politics of Nonwestern Nations

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course will be an introduction to the government and politics of Asian, Middle Eastern, African, and Latin American countries with emphasis on analyzing general issues in a comparative perspective rather than examining specific countries in detail.
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 376 - Democracy and Democratization

    Unique Course
    This course explores democratic theory, the history of democratization in the global North and South, and the potential future for democratic government.
    Cross-listed: HIST-376
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 391 - Independent Study

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meeting depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 6 semester hours
  
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    POLS 400 - The President and the Congress

    Unique Course
    In this study of the manner in which the President and the Congress share political power in the formation of public policy, the origins and functions of executive and legislative institutions will be explored, as well as the conflictual state of presidential-congressional relations.
    PreRequisite: POLS-100
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 401 - United States Institutions

    Unique Course
    This course will explore the constitutional basis, history, and politics of the three major institutions of the government of the United States (Congress, President, and Judiciary). There will be an emphasis on how these issues have created developments currently facing these three institutions of the federal government.
    PreRequisite: POLS-100
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 402 - Judicial Process

    Unique Course
    A study of the courts and judicial processes at the state and national levels emphasizes the relationship of the courts to the other branches of government in the United States.
    PreRequisite: POLS-100
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 411 - International Political Economy

    Unique Course
    This course will focus on the dynamic interplay of the structures and the processes which link economics and politics at the global level. Topics covered will include, but will not be limited to, such issues as foreign aid, international trade, multinational corporations, international debt, regional economic arrangements, international institutions, the global environment, North-South and East-West relationships, etc. Particular attention will be paid to US interests and options in the world.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as ECON 411)
    PreRequisite: 6 credits; From Subjects POLS ECON
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 417 - American Indian Government & Politics

    Common Course Number & Description
    An in-depth investigation of Federal, State and tribal laws, and the historical development and status of treaties, legislation, court decisions, and tribal governments.
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 418 - History of Latin America

    Unique Course
    Examines the political, social, and economic developments in Latin America for the pre- Columbian period to the present.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as HIST 418)
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 430 - Constitutional Law

    Common Course Number & Description
    A study of the interpretation of the federal Constitution through leading decisions of the Supreme Court.
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 450 - American Indians and Their Lands

    Unique Course
    This course is a comprehensive examination of the theories of sovereignty and property, the histories, policies, legislations, executive actions, court decisions, along with the contemporary issues, laws, regulations, mechanism and best practices involved in the many past and present complex land holding in Native America.
    Cross-listed: AIS-450
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 459 - Political Geography

    Common Course Number & Description
    An examination of world regions and concepts that have political significance, such as language, boundaries, electoral geography, the law of the sea, and nationalism. International, national, and local perspectives are addressed.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as GEOG 459)
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 461 - Early Political Philosophy

    Common Course Number & Description
    Focus on classical Greek and Roman political thought. Basis on which these theories rest and the explanatory power of the various thought structures. Includes Plato, Aristotle.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as PHIL 423)
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 462 - Modern Political Philosophy

    Common Course Number & Description
    Focus on political theory since the Renaissance. Includes Locke Rousseau and others.
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 465 - Contemporary Political Thought

    Common Course Number & Description
    An analysis of contemporary political ideologies and theories.
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 469 - American Foreign Relations

    Unique Course
    Surveys American diplomatic history from colonial times to the present, emphasizing political, social and economic forces affecting diplomatic developments reflected in American foreign policies.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as HIST 469)
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 470 - Contemporary Debates in Political Thought

    Unique Course
    This course will explore some of the major areas of debate in political philosophy today. Emphasis will be given, but not restricted to, a comparison of the theories of freedom, justice, and politics, both western and non-western of the 20th and 21st Centuries.
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 471 - Theories of the State

    Unique Course
    In this course the history of the philosophic foundations for the state will be explored. This course will consider the theories of the state from Plato, through Hobbes, to current explanations and justifications for the modern state.
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 476 - History of South Dakota

    Common Course Number & Description
    Examines the history of South Dakota’s physical environment, Native American presence, European settlement, economic developments, political institutions, and social life.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as HIST 476)
    3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 491 - Independent Study

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    POLS 492 - Topics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    1 to 5 semester hours
  
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    POLS 494 - Internship

    Common Course Number & Description
    Applied, monitored and supervised, field-based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case with field experience courses.
    1 to 12 semester hours
  
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    POLS 498 - Undergraduate Research/Scholarship

    Common Course Number & Description
    Independent research problems/projects or scholarship activities.  The plan of study is negotiated by the faculty member and student. Contact between the two may be extensive and intensive.  Does not include research courses which are theoretical.
    3 semester hours

Psychology (PSYC)

  
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    PSYC 101 - General Psychology

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course is an introduction survey of the field of psychology with consideration of the biological bases of behavior, sensory and perceptual processes, learning and memory, human growth and development, social behavior and normal and abnormal behavior.
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 202 - The Psychology Major

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course is designed to familiarize psychology majors with career activities, writing in psychology, elementary introduction to psychological research methods, and ethics in psychology.
    PreRequisite: ‘C’ or better in PSYC-101 & ENGL-101
    BH-PreRequisite: Must be a Psychology major
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 221 - Lifespan Developmental Psychology

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course will cover human development from conception to death. Students will examine changes in the physical, cognitive, and social domains across the life course. Students will also consider the interactions among those domains and the effects on human development.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 233 - Applied Psychology

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course is designed to familiarize students with the work activities and settings open to psychologists in various specialties. Other issues common to the professional practice of psychology will be covered.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 266 - Psychology of Women

    Unique Course
    Psychology has historically been the study of male behavior. This course will track the developmental course and differential experiences of women and compare and contrast them with the developmental experiences of men. Students will also examine issues specific to women such as pregnancy and childbirth. Students will learn how to identify sexism in contemporary psychological research.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 291 - Independent Study

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 5 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 301 - Sensation and Perception

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course is a study of the bases of sensation and perception including the physics and physiology of sensory receptor function, central nervous system functions in information processing, and cognitive and attentional factors in perception.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101 or PSYC-102
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 301L - Sensation & Perception Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course provides laboratory experience and demonstration in evaluating sensory function and activity as well as perceptual demonstrations.
    1 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 302 - Principles of Learning and Memory

    Common Course Number & Description
    The course is a survey of theory and research in conditioning and learning, concept formation and problem solving, as well as memory, information retrieval and forgetting. 
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101
    CoRequisite: PSYC-302L
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 302L - Principles of Learning and Memory Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    The course is a survey of theory and research in conditioning and learning, concept formation and problem solving, as well as memory, information retrieval and forgetting.  Lab component.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101
    CoRequisite: PSYC-302
    1 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 313 - Biological Psychology

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course is designed to introduce the student to the biological bases of behavior. Both basic animal research and application to the human organism are stressed. Laboratory practice and selected journal readings familiarize the student with research methodology and reporting.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101 or PSYC-300
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 325 - Child and Adolescent Development

    Common Course Number and Description
    A study of the physical language, cognitive and social/emotional growth and development of the child from birth to 21 in the contexts of family, school, peer and community. Also addressed are multicultural aspects of development, child needs, developmental problems and parenting practices/interactions as they affect goal-directed behaviors and social controls of the child in various settings/situations.
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 331 - Industrial & Organizational Psychology

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course covers the application of psychological principles to such problems as employee selection, supervision, job satisfaction, and work efficiency.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101 or PSYC-102
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 348 - Psychology of Religion

    Unique Course
    This course examines the theory and research on the psychological understanding of religion. Topics include religious development; conversion; religious experience, attitudes, and behavior; morality, and relationships between religious behavior and health and mental illness.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 365 - Contemporary Human Behavior

    Unique Course
    The student will develop an understanding of the variables involved in intrapersonal and interpersonal processes including examination of self-concept, loneliness, violence, prejudice, parenting, pairing, and a variety of other influences on contemporary human behavior. Additionally, the student will be able to cite means of changing the influences on human behavior.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as PSYC 565)
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 368 - Psychology of Sexuality

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course investigates current social-sexual issues such as sexual initiation, contraceptive decision-making, interpersonal and social responses to STD’s and AIDS, sexual aggression, erotica and pornography, and sexual satisfaction and intimacy.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101 or BIOL-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 371 - Statistics in Psychological Research

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course provides the student with an introduction to statistical methods used in psychology.  The topics include graphing and frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, measures of spread, regression, correlation, interval estimation and hypothesis testing.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 373 - Research Methods in Experimental PSYC

    Common Course Number & Description
    A detailed survey of methods for conducting psychological research. This course covers experimental design, reliability, validity, and the nature of controls.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101 or PSYC-102
    BH-PreRequisite: PSYC-371
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 373L - Research Methods in Experimental Psychology Lab

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course provides experience in laboratory techniques. These include: animal care and handling, data collection and analysis and experimental design.
    CoRequisite: PSYC-373
    1 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 406 - Cognitive Psychology

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course is a survey of recent research and theory in cognitive process concerning the representation, storage, retrieval and interactions of units of thought. It considers adaptability, intelligence and knowledge from an experimental point of view.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101 or PSYC-102
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 410 - Introduction to Psychopharmacology

    Unique Course
    This course is designed to teach basic psychopharmacology.  The course will discuss the effects of recreational and prescribed drugs on the brain and behavior.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 417 - Health Psychology

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course is an investigation of the psychological aspects of health and of physical disorders and disease processes. It will explore psychological interventions targeted at prevention as well as those focusing on the resolution or management of disorders.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101 or PSYC-102
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 424 - Human Potential and Performance

    Unique Course
    This course is a survey of theories and treatment of maladaptive human performance.  Special attention is given to the empirical support for treatment of maladaptive human performance as well as the various types of performance venues where maladaptive behavior can occur.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 425 - Gerontological Psychology

    Unique Course
    This course will explore the multitude of changes accompanying both normal and pathological aging processes. Topics will include: physical and biological changes, changes in intelligence and cognitive processing, personality changes, and changes in mental health.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 441 - Social Psychology

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course covers basic principles of social psychology including concepts and methods utilized in analyzing individual and group interactions.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 451 - Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course is a comprehensive survey of abnormal personality and behavior. It includes an examination of the origins, symptoms and treatment of psychological disorders.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 452 - Psychology of Trauma

    Unique Course
    This course is designed to introduce students to the field of traumatic stress studies by reviewing the history of trauma; provide an understanding of the theories related to the development of traumatic reactions.  It will provide an understanding of the research and application from the field of traumatic stress, reviewing the responses to a variety of traumas, including childhood trauma, adult sexual trauma, combat, domestic violence, and natural disasters.  It will introduce clinical interventions utilized in the treatment of trauma survivors.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 453 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course covers the history and methods of clinical psychology including discussion of modern trends and important developments in psychotherapy and research. A prior course in personality theory is recommended.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-451
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 461 - Theories of Personality

    Common Course Number & Description
    Students will learn about the role of philosophy and science and their contributions to the development of personality theory. Students will examine, in depth, the theoretical contributions made in the areas of psychoanalytic, behavioristic, and humanistic personality theories. The students will be able to articulate their own beliefs concerning the development of human personality.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 465 - Native American Psychology

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course explores native conceptualizations of mental health and illness and the impact of colonization. It also covers the resiliency of native peoples and the role of psychology in the healing process.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as AIS-465)
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 481 - Psychology and Law

    Unique Course
    This course will examine the interaction of (experimental and clinical) psychology and the law.  It will explore the scientific knowledge that psychologists bring to the courtroom when they testify about or explore the scientific knowledge that psychologists bring to the courtroom when they testify about or evaluate such topics as insanity, competence to stand trial, death penalty, eyewitness identification, eyewitness memory, criminal profiling, false confessions, and child sexual abuse.  The legal standards that govern the admissibility of psychology expert testimony and define the adjudication of these issues will also be critically examined.  Additionally, the policy implications of modifying the governing legal standards and the scope of psychological research will be discussed.
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 489 - Senior Capstone

    Common Course Number & Description
    This capstone course is required for all psychology majors. It is intended to provide an opportunity for the synthesis of the ideas and concepts in psychology. Includes an examination of ethical systems and their applications in psychology, discussions of controversial issues in both experimental and applied areas, and consideration of the future of the field.
    Registration Restriction: Senior Class Standing
    PreRequisite: PSYC-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 491 - Independent Study

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 492 - Topics

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    1 to 4 semester hours
  
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    PSYC 494 - Internship

    Common Course Number & Description
    Applied, monitored and supervised, field-based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case with field experience courses.
    1 to 12 semester hours

Reading (READ)

  
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    READ 041 - Reading for College Success

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course provides students with reading strategies necessary for making the transition to collegiate level reading. The course will present students with multiple strategies to promote comprehension skills, develop vocabulary and enhance metacognition to become strategic readers. This course is recommended for students with an ACT score in Reading at 17 or below (or a comparable COMPASS score).
    PreRequisite: Placement
    3 semester hours

Recreation (RECR)

  
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    RECR 242 - Outdoor Skills

    Unique Course
    Various outdoor skills are studied. Practical experiences are provided in cooking, shelter and crafts, along with a general orientation to the outdoors.
    3 semester hours
  
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    RECR 291 - Independent Study

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 5 semester hours
  
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    RECR 395 - Practicum

    Common Course Number & Description
    Applied, monitored and supervised, field-based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case with field experience courses.
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    RECR 420 - Community Recreation

    Unique Course
    This is an overview of organized recreation in a community setting. Emphasis is placed on typical organizational patterns, program planning, budgeting and staffing.
    3 semester hours
  
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    RECR 482 - Theory of Strength & Conditioning

    Common Course Number & Description
     

    This course is designed to help students learn the specific scientific foundations, knowledge, and practical/applied knowledge necessary to be an effective strength and conditioning coach. The emphasis is placed on optimal human performance in sport.
    3 semester hours

  
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    RECR 491 - Independent Study

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 9 semester hours

Research (RESR)

  
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    RESR 498 - Undergraduate Research/Scholarship

    Unique Course
    Includes Senior Project, and Capstone Experience. Independent research problems/projects or scholarship activities. The plan of study is negotiated by the faculty member and the student. Contact between the two may be extensive and intensive. Does not include research courses which are theoretical.
    Note: This course requires permission of the Instructor and/or College Dean.
    1 to 3 semester hours

Russian (RUSS)

  
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    RUSS 101 - Introductory Russian I

    Common Course Number & Description
    Fundamentals of language, enabling the student to understand, speak, read and write simple Russian. Emphasis on practical usage.
    4 semester hours
  
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    RUSS 102 - Introductory Russian II

    Common Course Number & Description
    Fundamentals of language, enabling the student to understand, speak, read and write simple Russian. Emphasis on practical usage.
    PreRequisite: RUSS-101
    4 semester hours

Science (SCI)

  
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    SCI 292 - Topics

    Unique Course
    Includes Current Topics, Advanced Topics, and Special Topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement.
    1 to 3 semester hours
 

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