Lee University Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Jun 02, 2020  
Lee University Catalog 2018-2019 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Latin American Studies

  
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    LASP 150 - Andean Geophysiology


    A study abroad program that will examine the geology and physical geography of the Andes, meteorology and astronomy. The in-country field/laboratory experiences are replete with activities that reinforce the learning objectives of this course: on-sight study of minerals and rocks, volcanoes, mountain ranges formed from tectonic plate collisions, hot springs, glaciers, fiords, natural landscaping, effects of earthquakes, rock slides, and a visit to an observatory to view parts of the solar system. This non-majors’ course will fulfill the four-hour general core science requirement, and the co-requisite will fulfill the general education core cross-cultural requirement. Requires co-requisite enrollment in LASP-150L.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Latin American Studies Program. Co-requisite: GNST-252.

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    LASP 313 - Economics of Latin America


    This course compares paths of industrialization in Latin America in order to understand why some countries develop while others stagnate. Specific topics include the debt crisis, structural adjustment, economic integration in the Americas, the Mexican peso crisis and its spread across Latin America, the politics of poverty, and economic inequality.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LASP 322 - Contemporary Latin American Writers


    A study of Latin American cultures through reading, in translation, fiction and poetry written by contemporary Latin American writers.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LASP 335 - Contemporary Latin American Culture


    An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the cultures and societies of Latin America with the purpose of developing in them an appreciation for the diverse cultures and civilizations of the region.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LASP 351 - History of Colonial Latin America


    An introduction to the history of Latin America under colonial rule. Particular attention will be paid to ancient American civilizations; conquest; major features of colonial politics, economics, society and culture; changes over time in colonial society; imperial reforms; and rebellions and independence movements.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LASP 352 - History of Modern Latin America


    An introduction to the political, economic and social history of Latin America during the national period, roughly 1810 to the present. Not intended to cover each of the Latin American nations in depth, this course employs themes to survey the broad scope of Latin America as a whole. Particular themes include problems and solutions of building nations and unified national identities, of creating viable political systems, and of developing modern economies.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LASP 354 - History and Theology of Latin American Pentecostalism


    An introductory examination of the beliefs and practices of Pentecostals in Latin America. Special consideration will be given to the historical development of Pentecostalism within the Latin- American context, the use of sociological models to classify and understand the movement and the articulation of the theology behind the movement from Latin-American Pentecostal theologians.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LASP 411 - International Health: Latin American Health Studies


    A survey of the health status of Latin American populations and public health and health care delivery systems. This course is taught only as part of the Summer of Studies in Medical Missions (SOSMM) Program but may be taken without trip participation.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LASP 447 - Latin American Politics


    This course examines the politics and issues in Latin America focusing on the emergence of modern political regimes in the region, how those regions interact, and Latin America’s role in the global political system.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: HIST-212 or PLSC-250.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LASP 452 - Latin America and the United States


    A historical examination of the nature of relations between Latin American nations and the United States. Topics will include Latin American and United States foreign policies and actions from early in the nineteenth century to the present, including economic, social and cultural relations in the Western Hemisphere, as well as political relations and diplomacy.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LASP 455 - Latin American Media


    This course studies the development and distinctive characteristics of Latin American media in various cultural and national settings. The course will examine print, radio, film, music industry, commercial & non-commercial television, cable, digital media, business practices, programming, laws & regulations, ethics, advertising, audience feedback, production and distribution, and careers in Latin American mass media.

    Credit Hours: 3

Leadership

  
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    LEAD 202 - Self-Leadership


    This course is a study of self-leadership characteristics and skills that apply to effective leadership.  Various personal inventories, self and group assessments, along with personal reflection will be included to examine each student’s present and future self-leadership potential.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.

Legal Studies

  
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    LEGL 110 - Legal Observation


    This is the supervised job shadowing placement of a student within the U.S.Court system, offering practical civil, criminal, or appellate experience, with a particular view to a preliminary exposure to the profession and practice of law.

    Prerequisites
    Completion of 15 credit hrs with a 3.0 GPA, and approval of Internship Coordinator.

     

    Credit Hours: 1


Linguistics

  
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    LING 201 - Chinese for Business: Language and Culture


    This is a course introducing students to the concept of the interaction of language and culture in a specific target language - Chinese for Business purpose. The course will also provide a basic and limited oral introduction to the target language and its use in specific contexts, especially the international business context. This course meets the language requirement for Bachelor of Science students only. (Bachelor of Science students with two years of high school foreign language or proficiency at the 112 level may take three hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level to fulfill the language requirement.) The course may be repeated once for elective credit, provided the topic is different than that taken the first time.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LING 201 - Introduction to Language and Culture


    A course introducing students to the concept of the interaction of language and culture in a specific target language. The course will also provide a basic and limited oral introduction to the target language and its use in specific contexts. This course meets the language requirement for Bachelor of Science students only. Course may be repeated once for elective credit as long as the topic of the second course is different from the topic of the first course.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
  
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    LING 201 - Japanese Language and Culture


    This is a course introducing students to the concept of the interaction of language and culture in a specific target language. The course will also provide a basic and limited oral introduction to the target language and its use in specific contexts. This course meets the language requirement for Bachelor of Science students only. (Bachelor of Science students with two years of high school foreign language or proficiency at the 112 level may take three hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level to fulfill the language requirement.) The course may be repeated once for elective credit, provided the topic is different than that taken the first time.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LING 201 - Thai Language and Culture


    This is a course introducing students to the concept of the interaction of language and culture in a specific target language. The course will also provide a basic and limited oral introduction to the target language and its use in specific contexts. This course meets the language requirement for Bachelor of Science students only. (Bachelor of Science students with two years of high school foreign language or proficiency at the 112 level may take three hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level to fulfill the language requirement.) The course may be repeated once for elective credit, provided the topic is different than that taken the first time.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LING 302 - The English Language


    This course is intended to give the student an in-depth look at the structure of the English language, focusing on traditional and alternative theories of grammar and principles of linguistics with applications for second-language acquisition.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
  
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    LING 380 - Introduction to Linguistics


    An introduction to scientific language study including morphology, phonology, syntax, pragmatics and the nature of language.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    LING 381 - Language Acquisition and Development


    An investigation of the cognitive processes of first and second language acquisition and development with special attention to the acquisition of literacy, language diversity and bilingualism.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
  
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    LING 382 - English Language Center Seminar


    A course to prepare and mentor students who are working with English Language Learners (ELLs) in Lee University’s English Language Center. Through assigned readings, guided discussions, and supervised teaching experiences, students will develop knowledge and skills for designing and delivering effective English language instruction for ELLs. 

    Repeatable for credit.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring

  
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    LING 385 - Linguistics for Teaching English as a Second Language


    A presentation of the linguistic, psycholinguistic and sociocultural dimensions of second language teaching and learning.

    Prerequisites
    LING-380 and LING-381

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
    Notes
    This course is also offered as ENGL-385.
  
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    LING 415 - Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition


    Explores the meaning of language variation in different contexts with a focus on second language acquisition. Addresses the influence of a wide range of different social variables on the use of language, and what our use of language tells us about what it means to be a human being created in the image of God.

    Prerequisites
    LING-380

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LING 420 - Phonetics and Phonology


    This course explores the nature and structure of sound systems in language, focusing primarily on North American English for TESOL purposes while also examining the phonological systems of various world languages and their influence on English Language Learners. Students will receive hands-on experience with the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), phonetic transcription, pronunciation and speech analysis.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LING 425 - Cognitive Linguistics


    A course presenting an overview of the field of cognitive linguistics and introducing students to concepts relating to the way we organize concepts and categories mentally informed by discoveries in cognitive psychology. The course also explores the implications of a cognitive perspective on language learning and language use on second language pedagogy.

    Prerequisites
    LING-380

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LING 481 - History of the English Language


    An introduction to the historical development of the English language from its Indo-European background through Old, Middle and Modern English.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LING 482 - Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


    A comprehensive study of the knowledge and skills necessary for students to become effective teachers of English to speakers of other languages in grades Pre-K through 12. Course topics focus on classroom methods, approaches and strategies to facilitate acquisition of English as a second language. The course includes a 30 clock-hour practicum.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL/LING 385

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
    Notes
    This course is service- enhanced and requires co-requisite enrollment in LING-482S.
  
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    LING 490 - Special Topics in Linguistics


    A course presenting various topics and research concerns. The topic will change to meet student demand and interest.

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    LING 495 - World Languages and Faith: A Capstone Seminar


    A capstone seminar focusing on the Christian foreign language major’s perception of God’s creative purpose in two areas foundational to an informed sense of Christian vocation: second-language learning and instruction, and linguistics and cultural expression. This course affords students, as Christian professionals with a biblical understanding of God’s calling, the opportunity to articulate appropriate responses to questions arising from the interaction of their particular discipline and faith.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-231

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring semester
    Notes
    Required of all foreign language majors.
  
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    TESL 200 - Introduction to TESOL


    A course designed to introduce the student to the discipline of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) by providing an overview of the historical context of the discipline as well as the current linguistic, educational, and social needs that it addresses.  Career and professional development opportunities in the field are explored as well.

    Prerequisites
    Pre- or co-requisite: ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    TESL 400 - Second Language Acquisition


    An overview of current knowledge and theories related to second language acquisition, with an emphasis on application to teaching English to speakers of other languages.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL/LING-302 and ENGL/LING-380

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    TESL 405 - Teaching Grammar to English Language Learners


    An examination of the grammatical features of English, focusing on those which present special difficulties for English language learners, with an emphasis on a task-based approach to developing and evaluating materials for teaching grammar.  This course contains a service learning component.

    Prerequisites
    ENGl/LING-302 and ENGL/LING-380

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    TESL 410 - ESL Curriculum Design and Assessment


    A course designed to prepare students with key concepts related to curriculum development and assessment for PreK-12 ESL (English as a Second Language) students in the United States, as well as for second language learners in other countries.

    Prerequisites
    TESL 200, LING-302 and LING-380

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    TESL 415 - Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition


    Explores the meaning of language variation in different contexts with a focus on second language acquisition. Addresses the influence of a wide range of different social variables on the use of language, and what our use of language tells us about what it means to be a human being created in the image of God.

    Prerequisites
    LING-380

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    TESL 490 - Teaching English as a Foreign Language


    A course to prepare students with hands-on experience and skills to teach English to young and adult learners in an overseas context.

    Credit Hours: 3

Marketing

  
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    MKTG 281,282,283 - Special Topics in Marketing


    Courses used to comply with requests for special topics and studies in Marketing. Lecture hours will vary with the courses taught. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 1 (281), 2 (282), or 3 (283)
  
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    MKTG 309 - Principles of Marketing


    This course is an introduction to the nature and functions of marketing. It includes the study of the integrated activities utilized in the movement of goods and services from producer to consumer while addressing governmental and consumer relationships. This course investigates the processes and methods of product development, promotion, distribution, and pricing.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MKTG 350 - Marketing & Consumer Behavior


    This course examines the consumer-firm relationship using contemporary behavioral science theory and current business practices. A thorough study of the essentials in consumer decision making. Concepts from the fields of sociology and psychology are applied to problems encountered in marketing to various consumer groups.

    Prerequisites
    MKTG-309

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MKTG 360 - Product Development and Brand Management


    This course presents an analysis of the lifestyle process of goods and services from conception to purchase by the ultimate consumer. A thorough examination of brand management strategies is explored and applied throughout the process. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to design and implement successful product development strategies that deliver value to the consumer.

    Prerequisites
    MKTG-309

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MKTG 381,382,383 - Special Topics in Marketing


    Courses used to comply with requests for special topics and studies in Marketing. Lecture hours will vary with the courses taught. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 1 (381), 2 (382), or 3 (383)
  
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    MKTG 400 - Channel Management


    Throughout this course, students will learn how to design, develop, maintain, and manage go-to-market relationships in order to create a sustainable competitive advantage. The course will focus on managing distribution strategies to synergize marketing and sales efforts while preserving the fluid channel structure of today’s dynamic marketplace.

    Prerequisites
    MKTG-360

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MKTG 410 - Global Marketing


    This course provides an introduction to global marketing theory and research with practical examples of solutions to complex international problems. It focuses on the political, legal, economic, and cultural considerations inherent in global business and their relationship to market decision making.

    Prerequisites
    MKTG-309 and BUSN-353 or consent of Department Chair

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MKTG 420 - Pricing Theory


    This course enables students to gain a practical and theoretical understanding of price theory using basic operations management theory and pricing models. Students will gain an understanding of how to classify markets and products in varying markets. The course focuses on applying dynamic pricing, value based pricing, and pricing theory in general. Pricing theory is imperative for an organization to balance consumer utility and expectations while producing a sufficient business profit.

    Prerequisites
    ECON-312 and MKTG-360

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MKTG 481,482,483 - Special Topics in Marketing


    Courses used to comply with requests for special topics and studies in Marketing. Lecture hours will vary with the courses taught. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: 1 (481), 2 (482), or 3 (483)

Marriage and Family Studies

  
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    MAFS 561 - Family Life Education Methodology


    This course is an overview of the field of Family Life Education, including professional responsibilities for working effectively with individuals and families in preventative, educational, outreach and consultative settings. This course addresses the content and methodology of family life education, a credentialed professional discipline certified by the National Council on Family Relations. Computer-assisted instruction.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Offered online for graduate students in the Division of Adult Learning.
  
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    MAFS 562 - Parenting


    This course is designed to prepare students to both design parenting curricula and deliver parent education in psychoeducational settings. Students will read and study current empirically supported parenting literature while practicing integration of faith into current psychological literature. As a result, students will be prepared to educate parents in the church and local communities on the topics of attachment, common parenting concerns, and behavior modification. Computer-assisted instruction.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Offered online for graduate students in the Division of Adult Learning.
  
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    MAFS 563 - Family Resource Management


    This course is a survey of current personal finance and the family resource management literature, providing an overview of current consumer finance research from multiple perspectives. Specific focus will address the significance that the management process has on the quality of life experienced by families with consideration of values, goals, standards, decision-making, and resources. Computer-assisted instruction.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Offered online for graduate students in the Division of Adult Learning.
  
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    MAFS 564 - Ethics, Family Law, and Public Policy


    This course is an overview of historical and current public policies and laws intended to support families at risk or in need. Ethical practices and legal issues that impact programs providing services and support to families will be reviewed. The course places an emphasis on empirical approaches to evaluating national, state, and community interventions. Computer-assisted instruction.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MAFS 565 - Intimate Relationships


    This course is an overview of the research on intimate relationships including romantic relationships, parent-child relationships, and close friendships. Computer-assisted instruction.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MAFS 566 - Family Life Education Capstone Experience


    Understanding of the field of Family Life Education, including professional responsibilities for working effectively with individuals and familes in preventative, educational, outreach, or consultative settings. This course offers the opportunity to participate in fieldwork experience in child and family development. Under direction from faculty, students will apply theoretical and evidence-bassed knowledge of child and family development in practice.

    Prerequisites
    Senior status, and MAFS-561.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Offered online for graduate students in the Division of Adult Learning.

Marriage and Family Therapy

  
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    MAFT 510 - Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Family Therapy


    This course introduces the ethical and legal issues relevant to the practice of marriage and family therapy. The AAMFT Code of Ethics is covered in depth. Topics include licensing standards, record keeping procedures, professional identity, and ethical responsibilities.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MAFT 511 - Introduction to Family Studies


    An introduction to current and traditional theories of the family, with attention given to the evolution of these frameworks, as well as recent theoretical developments and research pertaining to the study of the family. Applications of these frameworks to family studies will focus on the diversity among families due to various contextual factors (e.g. race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, family structure, history, and sociopolitical context.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MAFT 514 - Psychopathology


    An in-depth approach to the study of psychopathology. The course uses case presentations to expose the student to a variety of psychological and relational diagnoses.

     

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MAFT 516 - Christian Perspectives in the Helping Professions


    A survey of Christian approaches to counseling. Emphasis on the development of Christian approaches as they relate to theoretical and clinical advances in the field of counseling. Focus on the theological underpinnings of each approach.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MAFT 522 - Traditional and Systemic Therapies


     A study of the literature and practice of the traditional schools of marriage and family therapy with special attention given to family structure and function.

     

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MAFT 523 - Human Growth and Development


     Current research and theories in development relating to the preschool child, elementary school child, adolescent and adult. Emphasis on social, cognitive and affective development including implications for counseling strategies over the lifespan.
     

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MAFT 524 - Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning


    The course prepares the student to assess and diagnose mental disorders and family dysfunctions using clinical interviewing and psychometric measurement instruments. Topics include psychometric theory, mental status exams, and treatment planning.

    Prerequisites
    MAFT-514

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MAFT 529 - Play Therapy and Child Trauma


    A study of the literature and practice of play therapy as a unique approach to clinical work with children.  Non-directive play therapy methods, inclusion of parents in treatment, and directive play therapy interventions are considered. The course also covers the assessment and treatment of child trauma.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MAFT 531 - Systems Theory


    An introduction to general systems theory. Special attention is given to the history of marriage and family therapy and the basic theories of and models of family interaction. Implication for interactional patterns, functional and dysfunctional family systems, life cycle issues, and ethnicity are discussed.
     

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MAFT 532 - Postmodern and Socio-cultural Therapies


    A study of the literature and practice of marital and family therapy with emphasis on diagnostic procedures and the application of specific therapeutic techniques to dysfunction within the marital dyad.
     

    Prerequisites
    MAFT-522

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MAFT 533 - Human Sexuality


    The study of contemporary theory, research, and practice of counseling related to the study and understanding of the biological, cognitive, socioemotional, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of human sexuality.

     

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MAFT 538 - Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy


    This first practical experience for MAFT students consists of 140 hours of direct client contact experiences (half of which will be with couples or families), 24 hours of small group supervision, and 6 hours of triadic supervision.

     

    Prerequisites
    MAFT 510, MAFT 522 and full admission status in the MAFT program.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Summer

  
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    MAFT 541 - Family Stress and Resilience


    An exploration of major concepts from the research, conceptual, and clinical literature on family stress and resilience, with a particular focus on overwhelming and/or traumatic stress.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MAFT 543 - Personality Theory


    An in-depth examination of the major theoretical approaches to the study of personality. Personality development, dynamics and differences will be studied with special emphasis on application of each theoretical view to the therapy setting.
     

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MAFT 547 - Cultural Contexts in Clinical Practice


    The study of the influence of culture, society, and contemporary social values on human behavior and social interaction. The course examines the sociological nature, bases and consequences of social values and social problems and their relationship to the self. Social issues such as the culture of poverty, violence, drug use and societal and family dysfunction are examined.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
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    MAFT 548 - Internship in Marriage and Family Therapy


    180 hours of direct client contact experience (half of which will be with couples or families), 30 hours of small group supervision, and 7 hours of triadic supervision. 

    Prerequisites
    MAFT-538

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Repeatable for credit depending upon the number of client contact hours required. Must be taken a minimum of 2 times.
  
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    MAFT 549 - Human Development:Addiction & Recovery


    This course focuses on the treatment of addiction disorders and examines different views of addictions (historical, contemporary, Biblical and humanistic). Students are given the opportunity to experience different theories and techniques of treatment in a variety of treatment settings.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Cross-listed as COUN-570.
  
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    MAFT 552 - Couple Therapy


    An introduction to the theory, philosophy, and methods of working with clients, using the couple as the primary client. The role of the clinician and strategies of intervention will be emphasized.   The fundamentals of assessment and intervention with couples and how this differs from psychotherapy with individuals, groups, and families will be reviewed.

    Prerequisites
     MAFT-532

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MAFT 555 - Research Methods in Relationship Science


    Methods and tools of research and evaluation, focus on research data interpretation, and emphasis on application to professional practice. Utilization of the computer for data analysis will be emphasized.
     

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MAFT 559 - Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy


    This course covers the theoretical principles and practical application of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy.

    Credit Hours: 3

Mathematics

  
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    MATH 098 - Elementary Algebra


    This course is a beginning course in algebra for students who have not mastered algebra in high school.  The course includes a review of general arithmetic, the real number system, the fundamentals of algebra, linear equations, graphing, exponents and radicals, factoring, functions, systems of linear equations, rational expressions and equations, and quadratic equations.  The applications of these concepts to real life situations will be examined throughout the course.  This course does not satisfy the university requirement of 3 hours of mathematics.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MATH 099 - Intermediate Algebra


    A preparatory algebra course designed for students who have had only one year of algebra in high school or those who need a review in algebra before enrolling in MATH-111.  The course includes basic algebraic principles and techniques as applied to number systems, polynomials, factoring and systems of equations and graphs.  The applications of these concepts in real-life situations are examined throughout the course.  This course does not satisfy the university requirement of 3 hours of mathematics. 

    Prerequisites
    MATH-098 or placement by the math placement exam.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MATH 100 - Introduction to Algebra (DAL)


    This beginning algebra course prepares students for college-level algebra content.  Foundational concepts covered in this course include topics of systems of equations, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, radical expressions, and quadratic equations.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MATH 101 - Contemporary Mathematics


    A survey of mathematical topics designed to develop an appreciation of the uses of mathematics. Selected topics will include problem solving, mathematical modeling, logic and sets, statistics, and the mathematics of finance.

    Prerequisites
    ACT mathematics score of 18 or SAT equivalent, or completion of MATH-098 or MATH-099 with a grade of C or better, or placement by the math placement exam.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MATH 109 - Concepts of Mathematics I


    Develops the real number system (including natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers and irrational numbers) stressing properties and algorithms. Problem-solving and set theory are emphasized. Elementary algebra will be stressed with application to problem solving. Designed to equip students to teach mathematics in elementary school. This course does not satisfy the university requirement of 3 hours of mathematics.

    Prerequisites
    ACT mathematics score of 18 or higher or SAT equivalent or completion of MATH-098 or MATH-101 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MATH 110 - Concepts of Mathematics II


    Decimals, percents, elementary probability, methods of counting, statistics and the normal curve, plane and solid geometry, and the Cartesian coordinate system. Problem-solving is emphasized. This course does not satisfy the university requirement of 3 hours of mathematics.

    Prerequisites
    ACT mathematics score of 18 or higher or SAT equivalent, or completion of MATH-109 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MATH 111 - College Algebra


    The real number system; relations and functions; algebraic functions; linear, quadratic and higher degree equations; complex numbers; graphing; systems of equations; and applications through the use of word problems. Intended primarily for students majoring in Education.

    Prerequisites
    ACT mathematics score of 20 or SAT equivalent, or completion of MATH-099 with a grade of C or better, or placement by the math placement exam.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MATH 121 - Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics (DAL)


    Review of basic arithmetic operations: ratio, proportion and variation; concepts of functions; graphs, linear quadratic equations and relations; trigometric functions and applications; introductory plane geometry.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    MATH 151 - Introduction to Statistics (DAL)


    This course serves as a first course in statistics.  The foundational elements of descriptive and inferential statistics are presented in broad context with elementary examples from a wide range of disciplines.

    Prerequisites
    ACT mathematics score of 19, or SAT equivalent.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students. Does not fulfill the Introduction to Statistics requirement for traditional undergraduate programs requiring MATH-161.
  
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    MATH 161 - Introduction to Statistics


    An introduction to techniques for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data.  The primary emphasis is on the analysis of data sets to facilitate informed decision-making processes.  Topics include sampling methods, summaries of data, descriptive statistics, probability, distributions, correlation, and regression.

    Prerequisites
    ACT mathematics score of 19 or SAT equivalent, or completion of MATH-099 with a grade of C or better, or placement by the math placement exam.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MATH 171 - Algebra for Calculus


    A rigorous introduction to the foundations of Algebra: complex numbers; equations and inequalities; functions and transformations; inverse functions; polynomials, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Intended primarily for students who will be taking Calculus I.

    Prerequisites
    ACT mathematics score of 20 or SAT equivalent, or completion of MATH-099 with a grade of C or better, or placement by the Math Placement Exam.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MATH 172 - Trigonometry


    Measurement of angles, solution of right triangles, applications to the “real world,” identities, graphs of trigonometric functions, solution of oblique triangles, law of sines, law of cosines, trigonometric form of complex numbers, DeMoivre’s Theorem, and polar coordinates.

    Prerequisites
    MATH-171 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent course work.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MATH 231 - Foundations of Geometry


    Topics include axiomatic method, triangles and circles, parallelism, constructions, and modern concepts of both Euclidean and non- Euclidean geometry.

    Prerequisites
    MATH-111 or MATH-171 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    (This course will not satisfy an elective requirement for MATHS.BS majors).
  
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    MATH 250 - Introduction to Programming


    An introduction to scientific and mathematical programming with MATLAB. The primary emphasis is on the development and implementation of algorithms that solve practical scientific problems using MATLAB. Topics include vectors, matrices, selection statements, loop statements, data structures, and advanced functions. Computer-assisted instruction.

    Prerequisites
    MATH-271

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MATH 261 - Elementary Probability and Statistics


    Topics include measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, distributions of random variables, probability, joint probability, conditional probability, regression and correlation, discrete probability functions, estimation, hypothesis testing, confidence limits, analysis of variance, inferences concerning two or more variables, sign test, Mann-Whitney U test, runs test, and rank correlation.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: MATH-111 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    MATH 270 - Special Topics in Mathematics


    A course used to comply with requests for special topics and studies in mathematics. Lecture and laboratory hours will vary with the courses taught. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1 - 4
  
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    MATH 271 - Calculus I


    Definition and formulas, rate of change, derivatives, and application of functions. The study and application of indefinite and definite integrals.

    Prerequisites
    MATH-172 with a minimum grade of C-, or equivalent course work.

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    MATH 272 - Calculus II


    Applications of basic integration, advanced methods of integration, sequences and series, parametric equations and polar coordinates.

    Prerequisites
    MATH-271 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    MATH 273 - Calculus III


    Vectors and vector calculus, partial derivatives, gradients, double and triple integrals, centroids, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, line integrals, surface integrals, and Stoke’s theorem.

    Prerequisites
    MATH-272 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    MATH 310 - Logic and Sets


    A cohesive treatment of foundational mathematics including the topics of elementary mathematical logic, mathematical proof, set theory, relations, and functions.

    Prerequisites
    MATH-271 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MATH 321 - Numerical Analysis


    A course providing both a mathematical and computational emphasis on the creation, assessment, implementation and modification of numerical algorithms in science and mathematics.

    Prerequisites
    MATH-271 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MATH 351 - Introduction To Linear Algebra


    An introduction to the algebra of matrices, vectors, determinants, solutions of systems of linear equations, vector spaces, linear transformations, Eigenvectors, Eigenvalues and canonical forms.

    Prerequisites
    MATH-271 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MATH 353 - Discrete Mathematics


    An introductory course in discrete mathematics stressing problem solving techniques using an algorithmic approach. This course will include recursion, counting principles, probability and algorithmic processes.  Graphs, trees, networks, and problems effectively modeled with these constructs will also be studied.

    Prerequisites
    MATH-271 and MATH-310 with a minimum grade of C- in each.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MATH 361 - Mathematical Probability


    This course is intended to provide students with a rigorous mathematical foundation for the analysis of uncertainty and to equip students with a working knowledge of the theory of probability.

    Prerequisites
    MATH-272

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MATH 370 - Special Topics in Mathematics


    A course used to comply with requests for special topics and studies in mathematics. Lecture and laboratory hours will vary with the courses taught. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1 - 4
  
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    MATH 371 - Differential Equations


    First order and simple higher order differential equations with applications, linear differential equations, systems of DE, Laplace transform, series solutions and numerical methods.

    Prerequisites
    MATH-272 with a minimum grade of C-; MATH-273 strongly recommended.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MATH 375 - Mathematical Modeling


    Systems dynamic modeling, including discrete dynamical systems, stochastic processes, feedback loops, difference equations, and recurrence relations.  Computer-assisted instruction.

    Prerequisites
    MATH-271 with a grade of B- or better, or equivalent course work

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MATH 380 - Introduction to Research


    An introduction to the process of conducting mathematics or mathematics education research. Mathematical topics will be explored with an emphasis on discovery, making conjectures, testing those conjectures, and proof. Topics in mathematics education will be explored with an emphasis on how to research the teaching and learning of mathematics.

    Prerequisites
    MATH-271 with a grade of B or higher, and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    MATH 393 - History of Mathematics


    Study of major contributors and their contributions to mathematics; early beginnings to modern day; and how certain areas of mathematics began.

    Prerequisites
    MATH-271 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    MATH 400 - Mathematics Internship Seminar


    A course designed to prepare students for their on-site workplace internship in their chosen discipline. This course is a pre-requisite for the MATH-401 Internship course.

    Prerequisites
    Open to mathematics majors and minors only, with permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Servuce-enhanced course, requiring 5 clock hours of service.
 

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