Dec 11, 2018  
2009-2010 Bulletin 
    
2009-2010 Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 
  
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    PHL 205 - Logic

    Credits: 3

    The principles of logic, including a study of argumentation and the common fallacies of reasoning.

  
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    PHL 206 - Sport Ethics

    Credits: 3

    This course introduces basic ethical theories and principles and then focuses upon their application to a variety of problems encountered in sports activities. The course deals with issues that arise most often when sport is viewed as a profession. However, since sport is so important in our society (for both competitor and spectator), one would not have to be professionally involved in sport to benefit from this course.

  
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    PHL 301 - Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

    Credits: 3

    A historical survey of the development of philosophy from the first philosophers of Greece through the medieval period. Major emphasis will be on the writings of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas.

  
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    PHL 302 - Modern Philosophy

    Credits: 3

    A historical survey of the development of philosophy since the Medieval period. Selected readings from the great modern thinkers.

  
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    PHL 304 - Philosophy of Religion

    Credits: 3

    A study of the rational justification of religious beliefs with an emphasis on the traditional arguments for and against the existence of God.

  
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    PHL 305 - Nursing Ethics

    Credits: 3

    This course is designed for students pursuing a professional career in various fields of nursing. Through classroom lecture, discussion, and case analysis exercises, students develop skills at recognizing, analyzing, and resolving ethical dilemmas that are a part of everyday nursing practice.

    Note: Not open to first-year students

  
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    PHL 306 - Business Ethics

    Credits: 3

    A philosophical investigation of how to analyze ethical problems and implement ethical decisions in the various fields of business.

    Note: Not open to first-year students.

  
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    PHL 307 - Medical Ethics

    Credits: 3

    A philosophical study of situations requiring ethical decision making in the area of medicine.

    Note: Not open to first-year students.

  
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    PHL 450 - Special Topics in Philosophy

    Credits: 3

    Note: Course may be taken for credit twice; credit may not exceed 6 hours.

  
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    PHL 451 - Political and Social Philosophy

    Credits: 3

    A study of alternative philosophical systems as they interpret such concepts as liberty, authority, justice, and law in human societies and politics.

    Also listed as POL 451
  
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    PHL 465 - Contemporary Ethical Problems

    Credits: 3

    A study in some detail of various ethical problems encountered in professional settings. Focus upon problematic situations requiring decisions by professional people.

  
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    PLG 101 - Introduction to the Legal Profession

    Credits: 3

    The definition and role of the paralegal in the practice of law. History and organization of the profession. Ethics and professional responsibility. Introduction to law, the legal system, litigation, and legal analysis.

    Note: Prerequisite for all other paralegal courses. Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 200 - Legal Bibliography and Research I

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PLG 101 or concurrent enrollment in PLG 101.

    This course focuses on legal research basics using legal digests, encyclopedias, statutory material, citations to reporters, and basic electronic research.

    Note: Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 202 - Legal Bibliography and Research II

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PLG 101, 200, and 241

    This course is a continuation of PLG 200 and focuses on legal research and bibliographies with emphasis on advanced electronic research, and the preparation of legal memorandums and writing.

    Note: Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 241 - The Legal Environment of Business

    Credits: 3

    An environmental approach to the study of law including a background of the economic and legal environment as it pertains to profit and/or nonprofit organizations along with ethical considerations and social and political influences as they affect such organizations.

    Note: Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 301 - Contracts

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PLG 101, 200, and 241; prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: PLG 202

    The objectives of this course are to acquaint students with contractual terminology, elements of contracts, effects of breach and recision, computation of damages, practical aspects of contract construction and uniform commercial code.

    Note: Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 303 - Torts

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PLG 101, 200, and 241; prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: PLG 202 Prerequisite/Corequisite:

    Acquaints students with tort terminology, elements of tort actions, computation of damages and practical aspects of tort litigation and defense.

    Note: Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 325 - Business Organizations

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PLG 101, 200, and 241; prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: PLG 202

    Includes an introduction to various business organizations such as Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies with an emphasis on corporations, incorporation procedure, corporation finance, business planning, contract law and corporate counsel. Areas also covered are corporate employees and shareholders, corporate operations, security laws, regulatory compliance, merger and acquisition, sales and termination.

    Note: Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 327 - Estates, Trusts and Wills

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PLG 101, 200, and 241; prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: PLG 202

    Introduction to estates as well as wills; intestacy and administration; assets of estates; and federal estate tax.

    Note: Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 330 - Legal Writing

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PLG 101, 200, and 241.Concurrent enrollment: EN 300

    A study of the prose of the legal profession, including work with contracts, letters, memoranda of law, briefs, and court documents such as pleadings, discovery, and motions.

    Note: Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 340 - Law Office Technology and Management

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: BU 157, PLG 101, 200 and 241

    This course focuses on the use of technology in the law office emphasizing computers and computer applications. Word processing programs and legal software programs will be used. The course will emphasize management, production, personnel, research and record keeping.

    Note: Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 401 - Special Topics in Paralegal Studies

    Credits: 1-3

    Prerequisite: PLG 101, 200, and 241

    Note: May be repeated for credit based on change of topic. Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 427 - Administrative Law

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PLG 101, 200 and 241; prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: PLG 202

    Acquaints a student with Administrative Agency Law on a State and Federal level, such as Social Security, Worker’s Compensation, Environmental Protection Agency, etc. The student will study regulations, hearing procedures and appeals.

    Note: Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 428 - Real Estate Law

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PLG 101, 200, and 241 or Director’s approval; prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: PLG 202

    Introduction to estates in real property. Includes such topics as transfers, mortgages, recording statutes, platting descriptions, title searches, real estate closings, and title insurance.

    Note: Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 429 - Civil Litigation

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PLG 101, 200, and 241; prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: PLG 202

    Introduction to basic principles of procedural law. Areas of study are the proper conduct of the client interview, initiating the civil action, and answering in defendant’s behalf. Other areas include informal discovery, motions for summary judgment, settlement, pretrial procedures, assisting at trial, and postjudgment activities.

    Note: Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 431 - Criminal Law

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PLG 101, 200, and 241; prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: PLG 202

    A study of criminal liability, the Fifth and Sixth Amendments, pretrial discovery, indictments, and pleas.

    Note: Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 432 - Family Law

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PLG 101, 200, and 241 or Director’s approval; prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: PLG 202

    An examination of matrimonial law, adoption, the commercial law aspects of family life, and family law practice.

    Note: Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 433 - Environmental Law

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PLG 101, 200, and 241; prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: PLG 202

    Survey of environmental laws and cases geared toward helping the paralegal have a working knowledge of environmental law and how environmental law may impact the different aspects of working cases with which a paralegal may come in contact.

    Note: Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 434 - Bankruptcy Law

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PLG 101, 200, and 241; prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: PLG 202

    Survey of bankruptcy laws and cases with practical experience in completing the forms and obtaining the information from the clients.

    Note: Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 440 - Practical Legal Lab

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Senior standing and must be taken in last semester prior to graduation

    This course is practical in nature. Students select an area of specialization and are then placed in a legal setting where they exercise those skills and information developed in the classroom. The evaluation of the student’s ability is done as a combined effort of a paralegal faculty member and a representation of the sponsoring law firm.

    Note: This course meets the field experience requirements for the paralegal major. Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    PLG 451 - School Law

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PLG 101, 200, and 241

    Course focuses on legal issues involving the rights of students, teachers, parents, and administrators; topics include privacy, employment, freedom of speech and religion, liability, search and seizure, athletics and student organizations, discipline, and student records.

    Note: Prerequisites may be waived ONLY with Director’s written approval.

  
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    POL 101 - Basic Concepts in Political Science

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to political structures, processes, and outcomes. Students learn about the political world, from the actions of individuals motivated by their beliefs to the actions of governments motivated by their quest for power. General theories and controversies of politics are featured, as well as an overview of how researchers study politics.

  
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    POL 150 - American Government

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to the organization, principles, and operation of the federal system of government in the United States. The national government: terminology, fundamental concepts, the United States Constitution, citizenship, the Congress and legislation, the executive organization and functions, and the judicial system.

  
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    POL 301 - Public Administration

    Credits: 3

    An analysis of the organization, procedures, and purpose of the executive branch of government. Students explore the duties of agencies at the national, state, and local levels. Special emphasis is placed on the challenges facing administrators concerning personnel, budgeting, law, program evaluation, inter-agency and intergovernmental relations, and public relations. Of particular interest for those who plan to enter public service.

  
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    POL 307 - Public Budgeting

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: POL 301

    An examination of the history, institutions and techniques of public budgeting and finance. The practices and fundamental concepts of governmental budgeting, public finance, and financial management will be introduced. Oral and written communication skills will be emphasized.

  
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    POL 325 - State and Local Governments of the United States

    Credits: 3

    Basic principles of state government. Governments of the fifty states, federal and interstate relations, state constitutions, legislatures, executives and administration, the courts, and city and county government. The rights and obligations of citizens in shaping institutions.

  
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    POL 350 - Social Science Research Methods

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: POL 101 or 150

    A hands-on lesson in how researchers explain social issues and even solve social problems through application of the scientific method. Students learn how to: pose a research question; plan and design their research approach; employ a variety of research methods; and interpret and present their research results. Of particular interest for those interested in graduate school in any of the social sciences.

  
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    POL 355 - Contemporary Events

    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite: POL 101 or 150

    Major domestic and foreign events and problems of the present day. Periodical reading and individual reports. Recommended for students seeking greater understanding of the news and public affairs.

    Note: May be taken twice.

  
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    POL 360 - Political Parties and Interest Groups

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: POL 101 or 150

    An examination of political parties and interest groups as vehicles of public participation in American politics. Focuses on party role in recruiting and funding candidates for office and interest group lobbying for public policy outcomes. Presents students with a key dilemma of democracy: how participation can inform government but also bias policy in favor of the privileged few.

  
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    POL 370 - Campaigns & Elections

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: POL 101 or 150

    From candidate recruitment to the election aftermath, this course analyzes the roles of political parties, monetary contributions, the media, public opinion and other forces in determining how campaigns are run and who wins/loses. The electoral mechanisms (primary v. general elections, popular v. electoral votes, etc.) are also dissected to assess their ability to affirm meaningful citizen choice. Ultimately, students evaluate the power of campaigns and elections to renew, but also endanger, American democracy.

  
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    POL 380 - US Foreign Policy

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: POL 101 or 150

    This course analyzes the contexts in which American foreign policy is made; describes the players, historical patterns, and basis of U.S. foreign policy; and evaluates the role of the U.S. in the post-Cold War era by focusing on different regions of the world and selected international issues.

  
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    POL 395 - American Constitutional Law

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: POL 150

    The major judicial decisions that have shaped the development of the American system and philosophy of government. The development of our constitution, our concepts of government, and our political and legal institutions from their origins in England and colonial America to the present time. Especially recommended for students seeking careers in law and public administration.

  
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    POL 401 - The American Congress

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: POL 150

    Students examine the representative and lawmaking functions of the U.S. Congress. The process of transforming bills into law is detailed; however, examination of the impact of committee/subcommittee discretion, leadership imperatives, party strategy, White House initiatives, media agenda-setting, and other forces illustrate how the ideal of orderly, coherent lawmaking may be inhibited.

  
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    POL 410 - The American Presidency

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: POL 150

    The nature of the American Presidential system. Emphasis on the constitutional, institutional, and political elements of presidential power in national and foreign affairs. The men of the Presidency, various concepts of Presidential power and the relationship between the President, Congress, the bureaucracy, the party system, and the American public.

  
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    POL 440 - Urban Politics and Policy

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: POL 150

    Examination of the implications of urban growth, the organization of urban and metropolitan areas, and political forces operating at that level.

  
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    POL 450 - Special Topics in Political Science

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: POL 150

    An advanced seminar analyzing a specialized topic in political science. Topic to be chosen by the instructor.

    Note: Students may apply a maximum of six (6) credits of POL 450 toward a political science degree.

  
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    POL 451 - Political and Social Philosophy

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: POL 101 or 150

    A study of alternative philosophical systems as they interpret such concepts as liberty, authority, justice, and law in human societies and politics.

    Also listed as PHL 451
  
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    POL 460 - Comparative Politics

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: POL 101 or 150

    A presentation of major political systems found around the world. Students dissect the fundamental components of structure and process in governments from open democracies to authoritarian systems. Special attention is paid to political, economic, and social challenges faced by governments in the 21st century.

  
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    POL 472 - International Relations

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: POL 101 or 150

    A study of the relationships among governments, international organizations, corporations and other participants in world politics. Assesses the balance between high politics (war, defense, diplomacy) and low politics (economics, environment, ethnic conflict) in a post-September 11 world. Poses questions for student discussion regarding future security, health and wellbeing of our world.

  
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    POL 475 - Terrorism

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: POL 101 or 150

    The attacks of September 11, 2001 reinforce the value of a strategy long employed by the weak: terrorist violence to intimidate or destabilize a society. This course examines why terrorism is chosen and under which conditions it has succeeded in attaining desired political objectives. It then explores various counter-terrorism methods and how they have succeeded (or not) in stopping/preventing such violence. Students ultimately assess the consequences for conducting world politics in what is described as an era of global terror.

  
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    POL 490 - Internship/Practicum

    Credits: 3-6

    Prerequisite: Political Science majors, or permission of the Department Chair of History, Political Science, and Geography

    An experiential program that allows students to apply their academic preparation to particular political/governmental settings. Students work for a political organization, government agency, city hall, or other relevant institution and complete written assignments for academic credit.

    Note: A student must work at least 120 hours for three (3) credits and at least 240 hours for six (6) credits. Placement opportunity must be approved by the instructor. Assignments require students to assess institutional functions, political behavior and relevant public policy with respect to standards presented in other courses in the political science major.

  
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    PS 103 - Introductory Geology

    Credits: 3

    Emphasis placed on the earth’s dynamic systems, their sources of energy, and their constructive and destructive effects on the earth’s crust. Mineralogy and petrology are introduced as well as the various agents of erosion and deposition.

  
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    PS 104 - Historical Geology

    Credits: 3

    The earth from its cosmic origin to the present with special regard for the physical events and history of life during each of the great divisions of geological time.

  
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    PS 106 - Introductory Astronomy

    Credits: 3

    An introductory survey of our solar system and the universe beyond. Topics will include planetary bodies, satellites, comets, meteors, stars, nebulae, galaxies, pulsars, quasars, black holes, along with recognition of the major constellations and other pertinent material of general astronomical interest.

  
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    PS 107 - Introductory Physics

    Credits: 3

    A brief survey of the fundamentals of physics. Topics include kinematics, heat, light, gravity, work, power, energy, and metric conversions.

    Note: No credit can be earned for this course if the student already has credit for PSP 211, PSP 212, PSP 213, or PSP 214.

  
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    PS 108 - Introductory Chemistry

    Credits: 3

    A brief survey of the fundamentals of chemistry. Topics include behavior of atoms and molecules, construction of chemical formulas, bonding, and how it affects macroscopic properties.

    Note: No credit can be earned for this course if the student already has credit for PSC 111 or PSC 112.

  
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    PS 313 - Methods and Materials in the Teaching of Science in the Secondary School

    Credits: 3

    This course is taught concurrently with BSB 313. This course is designed to give the student a knowledge of methods in the teaching of science in junior and senior high school. Emphasis will be placed on practical applications, such as laboratory preparation, safety, and teaching and classroom management. Each student will have the opportunity to do some teaching in the general chemistry laboratories at MUW. Students will also review current reference materials on science teaching, as well as state adopted textbooks in chemistry and other physical sciences.

    Note: Only open to students admitted to Teacher Education. This course does not count toward fulfillment of the requirements for the Physical Science major. It is for teacher certification only.

  
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    PSC 111 - General Chemistry I

    Credits: 3

    Lecture

    Prerequisite: or concurrent enrollment in MA 113 or higher (not MA 123) or demonstrated proficiency in math

    This course is designed to lay the groundwork for future study in chemistry by familiarizing the student with fundamentals of chemistry including naming of chemical species, stoichiometry, and atomic structure in addition to problem-solving.

  
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    PSC 111L - General Chemistry Laboratory

    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite: PSC 111, or concurrent enrollment in PSC 111

    This course reinforces the topics covered in PSC 111 through experimentation.

  
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    PSC 112 - General Chemistry II

    Credits: 3

    Lecture

    Prerequisite: PSC 111

    This course is a continuation of PSC 111. The course continues the exploration of chemistry fundamentals with kinetics, equilibrium, and acid-base chemistry among other topics.

  
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    PSC 112L - General Chemistry II Laboratory

    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite: PSC 112, or concurrent enrollment in PSC 112.

    This course reinforces the topics covered in PSC 112 through experimentation.

  
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    PSC 211 - Organic Chemistry I

    Credits: 3

    Lecture

    Prerequisite: PSC 111, 112 (w/labs)

    This course is designed to give students a first hand knowledge of the fundamentals of organic chemistry including bonding, organic reactions, reaction mechanism, stereochemistry, and spectroscopy.

  
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    PSC 211L - Organic Chemistry Lab I

    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite: PSC 211, or concurrent enrollment in PSC 211.

    A laboratory course complementing the lecture course PSC 211.

  
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    PSC 212 - Organic Chemistry II

    Credits: 3

    Lecture

    Prerequisite: PSC 211 (w/lab)

    This course is a continuation of PSC 211 and provides a fundamental background for understanding the structure, properties, and reaction mechanisms of organic compounds, especially aromatic compounds, carbonyl, carboxyl derivatives, and biomolecules.

  
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    PSC 212L - Organic Chemistry Lab II

    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite: PSC 212, or concurrent enrollment in PSC 212

    A laboratory course complementing the lecture course PSC 212.

  
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    PSC 312 - Quantitative Analysis

    Credits: 4

    Laboratory-Lecture

    Prerequisite: PSC 112 (w/lab)

    This is primarily a laboratory course designed to develop the technique necessary in making quantitative determinations. Typical volumetric and gravimetric determinations are studied. Lecture on theories and computations accompany the laboratory work.

  
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    PSC 450 - Physical Chemistry I

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: PSC 212 (w/lab), PSP 212 or PSP 214, MA 181, and MA 182.
    Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in MA 283.


    This course includes a development of thermodynamics of solids, liquids, and gases; solutions; equilibria; electrochemistry; and kinetics. Emphasis will be placed on deriving mathematical models which describe macroscopic-scale processes.

  
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    PSC 451 - Physical Chemistry II

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: PSC 212 (w/lab), PSP 212 or PSP 214, MA 181, and MA 182.
    Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in MA 283.


    This course includes an introduction to quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, molecular structure, and statistical mechanics. Emphasis will be placed on developing mathematical models to account for microscopic-scale processes.

  
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    PSC 461 - Instrumental Analysis

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: PSC 312 and PSP 212 or PSP 214. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: PSC 212 (w/lab).

    This is a course designed to acquaint the student with instruments used in analytical methods. Use and operation of instruments together with theoretical aspects and limitations of each will be included.

  
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    PSC 465 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

    Credits: 3

    Lecture

    Prerequisite: PSC 112 (w/lab), PSP 212 or PSP 214, and PSC 212 (w/lab)

    This course covers bonding structure, coordination chemistry, and organometallics.

  
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    PSC 466 - Advanced Organic Chemistry

    Credits: 3

    Lecture

    Prerequisite: PSC 212 (w/lab)

    This course covers reaction mechanisms, natural products, theoretical chemistry, and other areas of organic chemistry.

  
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    PSC 467 - Biochemistry

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: BSB 101, 102 (w/labs), PSC 211, 212 (w/labs); BSB 230 highly recommended

    A one semester survey of biochemistry emphasizing protein biochemistry (protein structure and activity, enzyme kinetics, catalytic and regulatory strategies, metabolic pathways) and introducing physical and chemical properties of carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids as necessary to understand protein form and function.

  
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    PSC 470 - Introduction to Chemical Research

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSC 212 (w/labs)

    Designed for junior and senior chemistry and physical science majors. After consultation with a chemistry faculty adviser the student selects a problem requiring literature and laboratory research. A written report in publishable form is required.

    Note: May be repeated once (3-3).

  
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    PSC 490 - Special Topics in Physical Sciences

    Credits: 3-4

    Prerequisite: Permission of the Sciences and Mathematics Department Chair

    This course will provide advanced study in a current topic in the area of the physical sciences to be decided by the instructor. Topics could include spectroscopy, polymer chemistry, or the chemistry of natural products.

    Note: May be repeated once.

  
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    PSP 211 - General Physics

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: MA 114 or MA 130

    An introduction to the basic principles of classical physics using algebra and trigonometry. Major topics include kinematics, dynamics, energy, heat, electricity, magnetism, light and optics.

  
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    PSP 212 - General Physics

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: MA 114 or MA 130

    An introduction to the basic principles of classical physics using algebra and trigonometry. Major topics include kinematics, dynamics, energy, heat, electricity, magnetism, light and optics.

  
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    PSP 213 - General Physics (Calculus Based)

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: MA 182

    A calculus-based introduction to the general principles of physics including a treatment of mechanics, work, energy, momentum, elasticity, fluids, vibrations, sound, temperature, heat, electricity, magnetism and light.

  
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    PSP 214 - General Physics (Calculus Based)

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: MA 182

    A calculus-based introduction to the general principles of physics including a treatment of mechanics, work, energy, momentum, elasticity, fluids, vibrations, sound, temperature, heat, electricity, magnetism and light.

  
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    PSY 101 - General Psychology

    Credits: 3

    This survey course introduces the student to contemporary theories and methods in psychology.

  
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    PSY 201 - Introduction to APA Style

    Credits: 1

    This course introduces the student to the professional writing style of the American Psychological Association (APA). Topics include ethics, quotation, citation of sources, and reference format.

  
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    PSY 206 - Human Growth and Development

    Credits: 3

    This course introduces the student to the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of the individual throughout the lifespan.

  
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    PSY 302 - Child Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 201 and 206

    An indepth study of theory and research in child development from conception through late childhood with a focus on sensory, cognitive, social and personality development.

  
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    PSY 304 - Abnormal Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 101 and 201

    This course focuses on the etiology, classification and treatment of psychopathological disorders.

  
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    PSY 305 - Personality

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 101 and 201

    This course focuses on personality traits, which are individual characteristics that are relatively stable over time and situations. This course is based on a topical approach to current theories and research on personality.

  
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    PSY 320 - Physiological Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 101 and 201

    This course examines the physiological bases of human behavior. Emphasis is placed on the structure and function of the central and peripheral nervous systems.

  
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    PSY 328 - Adolescent Development

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 201 and PSY 206

    This course focuses on the application of theory and research to the understanding of adolescent development. Special attention is given to the transactional nature of adolescent and family development within a social context.

    Also listed as FS 328
  
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    PSY 340 - Sensation and Perception

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 101 and 201

    This course provides an in-depth study of the physiological and neurological aspects of psychological development and human interaction with the environment.

  
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    PSY 350 - Psychology of Women

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 101 or PSY 206 or permission of the Psychology and Family Studies Department Chair

    This course will present an overview of the biological, social, and cultural factors that affect women throughout the lifespan.

    Also listed as WS 352
  
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    PSY 360 - Educational Psychology

    Credits: 3

    This course presents an overview of the process of learning. It provides students with skills needed to work with others in an educational setting. It includes coverage of theories of development, assessing and dealing with individual variability, devising objectives, learning theories, motivation, and measurement and evaluation of learning.

  
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    PSY 370 - Social Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 101 and 201

    This course examines individual behavior in its social and cultural context. Theoretical and empirical examination of core social psychological issues, such as social cognition, social influence, interpersonal relationships, and group behavior, are emphasized.

  
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    PSY 405 - Cognitive Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 101 and 201

    This course addresses the nature of cognitive processes. It focuses on the ways in which knowledge is acquired, stored and used, and emphasizes the relevance of the theories and research in cognitive psychology to mental activities in everyday life.

  
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    PSY 406 - Cognitive Neuroscience

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 101 and 201

    How does the brain create the mind? This course will attempt to answer this question by providing an understanding of the role that the brain plays in visual cognition, memory, language, music, personality (both normal and abnormal), emotion, and gender differences in cognition by examining patterns of cognitive performance produced by both normal and brain-damaged populations.

    Note: Also, it is recommended that the student take PSY 320 or PSY 340 before enrolling in this course.

  
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    PSY 407 - Psychology of Criminal Behavior

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 101, 201, and junior standing PSY 305, 320, and/or 370 are recommended

    What is criminal behavior and how does our attitude about crime ultimately reflect our personal theory of human nature? Who becomes a criminal and why? And what relevance does psychology have for the processes of investigation and correction? This course will address these and other issues from primarily a psychological perspective, focusing on the personality, biological, cognitive, and emotional attributes of the criminal and potential criminal.

  
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    PSY 408 - Introduction to Counseling and Clinical Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair of Psychology and Family Studies and PSY 201

    This course introduces the student to some of the major theories of personality and associated systems of counseling and psychotherapy; applications and limitations of the various systems, and principles of treatment and ethical standards.

  
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    PSY 410 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 201 and 370

    The purpose of this course is to examine factors within the field of organizational/industrial psychology such as employee motivation, selection and training, and organizational determinants of employee behavior. Major theories, models, research techniques, and findings of the science of I/O psychology will be emphasized in order to develop awareness and understanding of the aims and goals of the practice of I/O psychology.

  
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    PSY 425 - Gender Development

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 302 or permission of the Department Chair of Psychology and Family Studies

    This course provides an in-depth study of theories and research on gender development from conception through middle childhood.

    Also listed as WS 425
  
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    PSY 430 - Basic Counseling Skills

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 201 and PSY 408

    Interactive lecture-lab. This course introduces the student to an eclectic model for counseling and psychotherapy with an emphasis on developing the basic interpersonal skills necessary to be successful in a professional helping field.

    Also listed as FS 430
  
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    PSY 449 - Practicum in Psychology

    Credits: 1-3

    Prerequisite: Approval of the Department Chair of Psychology and Family Studies and practicum coordinator and PSY 201

    The practicum experience provides the opportunity for a student to learn about teaching, research, or service aspect of the field of psychology. Students participate in a variety of learning activities designed to provide hands-on experience. Students may serve as practicum assistants in an introductory psychology course, in a faculty member’s research lab, in a human service agency, or another approved practicum site.

    Note: Can be repeated for up to 6 hours.

  
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    PSY 450 - Independent Study

    Credits: 2-6

    Prerequisite: 12 semester hours of Psychology and advanced standing, or permission of the Department Chair of Psychology and Family Studies and PSY 201

    In this course, the student develops the skills necessary to carry out psychological research. A written review of the literature on a selected topic, and a research project are examples of the type of work required.

  
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    PSY 454 - Applied Statistics

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 201

    This course introduces the student to current methods and applications of statistical procedures associated with common research designs.

 

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