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

Course Descriptions


 

Physics

  
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    PHYS 330 - Fluid Mechanics


    A study of the statistical modeling, statics, and dynamics of constrained and unconstrained fluids, using energy and momentum conservation.

    Prerequisites
    PHYS-281 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHYS 350 - Electrical Circuits


    Introduction to analog circuits (composed of resistors, capacitors, inductors, and operational amplifiers), application of Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s laws and Thevenin and Norton theorems to those circuits, and simulation of circuit design.

    Prerequisites
    MATH-272, MATH-351, MATH-371, and PHYS-282 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHYS 360 - Computational Physics


    A study of the techniques of numerical computer programming and the application of various numerical methods to solving problems in classical and modern physics.

    Prerequisites
    PHYS-281 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHYS 371-374 - Special Topics in Physics


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

    Prerequisites
    Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1 - 4
    When Offered
    Offered on demand.

Political Science

  
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    PLSC 221 - Research Methods and Statistics I


    This is the first of a two-course sequence covering research methods and statistics in the behavioral and social sciences. This first section covers primary statistical and research methods, how and when statistics are used, and also helps the student to better understand and evaluate research studies.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 222 - Research Methods and Statistics II


    The second course in the research sequence covering how research is done, pitfalls in research, how to design research studies, collecting and analyzing data, and writing research reports.

    Prerequisites
    PLSC-221

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
  
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    PLSC 233 - Current International Affairs


    A course designed to explore all facets of the most current issues that affect the international community. The actual topics will be determined by what events and issues seem to have the greatest influence on world affairs.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 235 - Model United Nations


    A thorough investigation into the organization and working of the United Nations through the intensive study of the politics and international policy perspectives of a foreign country and with the objective of preparing students for participation in the International Model United Nations conference. This course is repeatable one time for credit.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 236 - Model United Nations


    A thorough investigation into the organization and working of the United Nations through the intensive study of the politics and international policy perspectives of a foreign country and with the objective of preparing students for participation in the International Model United Nations conference. This course is repeatable one time for credit.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 250 - American Government


    A survey of the structure and operation of government in the United States at all levels: national, state and local.

    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    PLSC 263 - Mock Trial


    A course designed to provide a foundation for legal practice in civil and criminal cases by preparing students for success in American Mock Trial Association tournaments.

    Prerequisites
    Requires permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Repeatable for credit up to a total of 3 enrollments.
  
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    PLSC 273 - Morality and Politics


    A course that examines the moral and political responsibilities of government and Christian citizens with regard to a variety of social, economic and cultural public policy problems.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 310 - Introduction to Public Administration


    This course is designed to allow students to develop an understanding of public administration as a field of academic study and an area of professional practice. Specifically, it focuses on the evolution of public administration as an academic discipline, the context in which public administration takes place, the meaning of public service in a democratic society, and the importance of personal and professional ethics. The course will be conducted as a seminar. Students must be prepared to discuss reading assignments and participate in analysis of case studies.

    Prerequisites
    PLSC-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 311 - Introduction to Public Policy


    This course introduces students to the fundamental skills of policy analysis and to some of the difficult choices involved in identifying, addressing, and resolving public policy problems. It is designed to help students think creatively and critically about public policy issues.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 312 - Public Budgeting


    This is a course in state and local government budgeting in the United States. It emphasizes budgetary policy and management, analytical techniques, and written and verbal communication.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 323 - Rationality and Politics


    An examination of the political implications of rational human action, including an exploration of economic incentives, law, policy, public institutions, social networks, social and cultural norms, religious values, and history.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 330 - International Relations


    An introduction to international politics and the challenges that face the global community including a brief overview of the major subfields of International Political Economy, International Organizations and International Law.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
  
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    PLSC 331 - International Political Economy


    A course focused on the politics of international economic relations. Various theories, processes, structures and issues will be examined for their value in helping to understand and evaluate the historical development and current operation of the world economy.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 332 - International Security


    The course provides an overview of the primary perspectives and analytical approaches for studying war. It will use these theories to examine a variety of topics in detail including alliance formation, the use and success of sanctions, the role of domestic politics in influencing foreign policy, and the democratic peace.

    Prerequisites
    PLSC-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 334 - International Law and Organizations


    An exploration of the intricacies of international law including its creation, different legal processes, the institutions that deal with international law, and some of the main jurisdiction issues. This course will also examine the many and various kinds of international organizations (both political and economic), their creation, function, and affect on the global community, with special focus on the United Nations.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 339 - Topics in International Relations


    A course which sseeks to expose students to imiportant topics in International Relations that are not covered by existing courses in the Political Science curriculum.  Repeatable for credit provided the topic is different each time.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 340 - Comparative Governments


    A comparison of differing forms of government in the international community with a look at the science of comparative politics. Recommended: POLS-255.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
  
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    PLSC 341 - Politics of the Developed World


    A course which explores the historical development, political institutions, and political processes of the economically developed and politically stable countries of the world.

    Prerequisites
    PLSC-340

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 342 - Politics of the Developing World


    A course that explores the unique issues, challenges and solutions as faced by countries in the developing world. Various theories, processes, structures and issues will be examined for their value in helping to understand and evaluate the historical development and current position of the two-thirds world.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 344 - European Politics


    An examination of the politics and issues in Western, Central and Eastern Europe focusing on the most recent events in the region and how these affect the states of Europe and the world. Recommended: POLS-345.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 349 - Topics in Comparative Politics


    A course which seeks to expose students to important topics in Comparative Poliltics that are not covered by existing courses in the Political Science curriculum. Repeatable for credit provided the topic is different each time.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 351 - The Congress


    A study of the legislative branch of the United States government focusing on its history, political institutions, leadership and the legislative processes in general.

    Prerequisites
    PLSC-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 352 - Parties and Elections


    An introduction to the American party system as well as to the strategies and tactics of modern political campaigns.

    Prerequisites
    PLSC-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 353 - State and Local Governments


    A survey of the structure and operation of all branches of government in the United States at the state and local levels.

    Prerequisites
    PLSC-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 355 - U S Courts and Jurisprudence


    This class addresses the role of courts and jurisprudence in the U.S. political system.  Consequently, this course addresses the nature of judicial decision-making as well as the structure of the U.S. court system.  It also considers the structure of court systems at the state and federal level as well as the role of courts in a constitutional system that is committed to popular sovereignty.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 359 - Topics in American Government


    A course which seeks to expose students to imiportant topics in American Government that are not covered by existing courses in the Political Science curriculum.  Repeatable for credit provided the topic is different each time.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 363 - Constitutional Law I


    The Constitution as it has evolved as a basic law by means of interpretation through Supreme Court decisions. Special emphasis is placed on major cases affecting the scope of state and federal powers, individual rights, civil liberties.

    Prerequisites
    PLSC-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 364 - Constitutional Law II


    This is a study of the changes being wrought through the judicial process to the rights of individuals. With special focus on minorities, such issues as fundamental liberties, the criminally accused, family matters, morality, consumer rights, environmental pollution, sex discriminations, and political representations are also examined.

    Prerequisites
    PLSC-250

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester
  
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    PLSC 370 - Political Theory


    A course which seeks to expose students to the seminal doctrines of political theory.  Students will read and discuss a variety of both primary and secondary sources concerning questions of abiding relevance to the discipline at large.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 371 - Ancient Political Theory


    A focused study of key themes of political theory (power, authority, legitimacy, obligation, citizenship, etc.) in major ancient philosophers and thinkers. Offered as part of the Political Theory sequence.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 372 - Modern Political Theory


    A focused study of key themes of political theory (authority, tyranny, obligation, Church and State, citizenship, etc.) in major modern philosophers and thinkers. Offered as part of the Political Theory sequence.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 373 - Theological Foundations of Politics


    This course seeks to expose students to the seminal doctrines of political theology.  Students will read and discuss a variety of both primary and secondary sources that consider the appropriate role of politics from a Christian perspective.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 379 - Topics in Political Theory


    A course which seeks to expose students to important topics in Political Theory that are not covered by existing courses in the Political Science curriculum.  Repeatable for credit provided the topic is different each time.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 383 - Legal Internship I


    This is the supervised internship placement of a student in the United States legal system for practical experience.

    Prerequisites
    PLSC-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 384 - Legal Internship II


    This is the supervised internship placement of a student in the United States legal system for practical experience.

    Prerequisites
    PLSC-383

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 385 - Legislative and Policy Internship


    Political internship in student’s field of interest in order to integrate faith with practice in a professional setting and for the purpose of providing exposure to the many governmental agencies in Washington.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to American Studies Program and PLSC-250.  (Can be repeated once for credit).

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 393 - Foundations in Political Analysis & Public Involvement


    Introduction of important foundational concepts concerning Christian involvement in public affairs, including the study of biblical revelation as a framework for analysis.  The history of evangelical public involvement is also explored.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the American Studies Program and PLSC-250

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    PLSC 394 - Topics in Domestic Policy


    Examination of domestic political issues and important foundational concepts of political science. This course will explore various biblical perspectives on societal involvement within evangelical, social, and political activism. The biblical demand for doing justice then becomes the point of departure for focusing on current domestic issues facing our nation.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the American Studies Program and POLS-250.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 395 - Topics in International Policy


    Examination of major international issues, introduction to members of Washington’s international community and development of a biblical perspective on foreign policy, especially justice and peacemaking.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the American Studies Program and POLS-250.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 396 - Teaching and Research Practicum in Political Science


    A practicum which gives students the opportunity to gain teaching experience, work alongside faculty on collaborative research, enhance their knowledge of political science, and acquire skills that makes them more attractive to prospective graduate schools.

    Prerequisites
    Registration requires approval of application and permission from instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    PLSC 399 - Special Topics in Political Science


    An intensive study of selected topics, including research in the materials of political science and the writing of analytical reports.

    Credit Hours: 1 - 3
  
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    PLSC 433 - US Foreign Policy and National Security


     

    This course is intended to acquaint the student with a fundamental understanding of past and present U.S. foreign policy decisions, as well as a focus on the factors affecting such decisions. Students will learn the theoretical foundations of foreign policy decision-making and the wider context of international relations theory. Students will be expected to apply the knowledge of events, theories and causal factors to a personal understanding of foreign policy processes and make arguments that contribute to a greater understanding of U.S. foreign policy.

     

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    PLSC 434 - Human Rights


    How do issues of ethical choice and human rights operate in the world of states?  Has the end of the Cold War meant that cosmopolitan ideals now hold greater sway among states than traditional ideas of national interests:  Or have terrorism, the “war on terror”, and continuing civil and ethnic conflicts undermined the (fragile) global network of legal and normative restraints?  This course considers ideas of philosophers like Thucydides and Kant in addition to concrete cases and dilemmas taken from contemporary international relations.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 443 - Asian Politics


    This course investigates the strategic, economic, political, and diplomatic relations among states in East Asia. The course provides an overview of the primary topics and perspectives for studying Asian international relations.  This course investigates the strategic, economic, political, and diplomatic relations among states in East Asia. The course provides an overview of the primary topics and perspectives for studying Asian international relations.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 444 - 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
    HIST-212 or PLSC-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 453 - The Presidency


    A study of the office of the U.S. President focusing on its political structures, politics, institutions, history and the men who inhabited the office as well as focusing on leadership in general.

    Prerequisites
    PLSC-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 473 - Contemporary Political Theory


    A focused study of key themes of political theory (power, knowledge, authority, feminism, the self, relativism, etc.) in major contemporary philosophers and thinkers. Offered as part of the Political Theory sequence.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 474 - American Political Theory


    This class is a survey of the American political mind from the early republic to contemporary controversies. The problems of popular rule, federalism and representation will also be emphasized. Offered as part of the Political Theory sequence.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 490 - Senior Thesis


    A course designed to engage students in a rigorous process of research and drafting resulting in an original, substantive, high-quality work of Political Science.  It will include significant writing production and revision of a substantive piece of scholarship under the direct supervision of a faculty advisor.

    Prerequisites
    Senior standing and approval of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 495 - Capstone: Christianity and Politics


    A course that seeks to provide students the opportunity to integrate the concepts and theories of political science with Christian theology. Students will be challenged to confront and resolve key issues they will face as they seek to live out their biblical faith in their profession and in their civic and personal lives.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-231 or permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PLSC 499 - Special Topics in Political Science


    An intensive study of selected topics, including research in the materials of political science and the writing of analytical reports.

    Credit Hours: 1 - 3
  
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    POLS 256 - Survey of American Government


    A survey of the structure and operation of government in the United States at all levels:  national, state, and local.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students only. Offered online and at the Charlotte Center.
  
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    POLS 275 - Church and Politics


    This course explores the delicate interplay between government institutions and religious institutions.  Particular emphasis will be placed on the moral and religions heritage of the United States.

    Prerequisites
    POLS-256

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Open only to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    POLS 315 - American Federalism


    A survey of the foundations, structure, operation and consequences of American federalism.

    Prerequisites
    POLS-256

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Open only to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    POLS 348 - Middle East Politics


    This course provides an overview of factors that seek to explain the nature and behavior of modern Middle East politics today, broken down by topics such as: contemporary history, social change, institutions & governance, the mix of religion, society, & politics, political economy, public opinion & political participation, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and finally, regional and international relations.

    Prerequisites
    POLS-256

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

Psychology

  
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    PSYC 200 - Understanding Human Behavior


    A course designed to introduce the general student to the major topics and themes of psychology. A focus will be given to applying psychological principles to help students better understand themselves and others. Topics covered include biological influences on behavior, sleeping and dreaming, learning and memory, abnormal psychology, human development, and personality.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Required for minor.
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    PSYC 215 - Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics


    An introductory course in basic statistical procedures and research methodologies in the behavioral and social sciences. This course covers both descriptive and inferential statistics and seeks to provide students with the ability to understand and evaluate various research studies via a critical thinking approach. A spreadsheet-based computer lab component is an integral part of the course.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200 and MATH 161.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 216 - Applied Research Methods and Statistics


    A course covering applied statistical procedures and research methodologies in the behavioral and social sciences. This course seeks to provide students with an understanding of various inferential statistical techniques as well as the ability to design, conduct, analyze and present their own original research project. A spreadsheet-based computer lab component is an integral part of the course.

    Prerequisites
     PSYC 215

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 220 - Marriage and the Family


    An introductory study of dating, courtship and marriage, preparation for marriage, the selection of a marriage partner, the roles of members of the family, family rituals, and patterns of interaction.

    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    PSYC 230 - Crisis Intervention Counseling


    A survey of principles and techniques for telephone counseling. Designed especially to prepare non-professionals for crisis intervention based on Christian values within the limits of telephone contact.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Notes
    [NOTE: This course is service-enhanced and requires co-requisite enrollment in PSYC-230S.]
  
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    PSYC 250 - Personality Theory


    A survey of the major theories on how personality develops. Theories are examined from a Christian perspective, and students are encouraged to formulate their own theoretical point of view. Theorists include Freud, Jung, Rogers, Maslow, and Skinner.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Required for minor.
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    PSYC 255 - Psychology of Grief and Loss


    This course introduces students to research and theory on bereavement and grief behavior. Students will learn how to evaluate human grief and its implications for coping strategies.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC-200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 260 - Lifespan Development


    An introductory course in developmental psychology that emphasizes significant developmental issues and challenges that occur physically, cognitively, and socially across the lifespan.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Required for minor.

    [NOTE: This course is service-embedded and requires co-requisite enrollment in PSYC-260S.]
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    PSYC 312 - Educational Psychology


    A study of the psychological foundations for learning and the procedures by which learning is accomplished. Also covered is an evaluation of teaching methods and learning tools.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 330 - Social Psychology


    A study of social dynamics, interpersonal relationships, and the influence of the social environment on behavior.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 331 - Psychology of Self


    An introduction to theory and research on the self and identity. The guiding ideas and themes in the study of the self will be discussed. Students will be presented with a collection of the important and influential articles on the topic. Topics to be covered include: self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-regulation, self-presentation and the self and culture.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 330

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 332 - Psychology of Women


    Survey course of current theories and research relevant to the psychology of women. The course includes a topical examination of women’s lives, such as work experiences, love relationships, pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood, psychological and physical health, and violence against women. It also includes a development examination of women’s lives, such as gender socialization and women and aging.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 330

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 333 - Psychology of Emotions


    This course will provide an overview of the issues in the scientific study of emotions. Students will gain an understanding of the function, structure, and evolution of emotion, and the interaction between emotion, cognition, physiology, and behavior. We will consider a broad range of topics that are related to the study of emotion, including emotion regulation, expression, development, measurement, and manipulation. Major theories of emotion and their applications will also be taught in light of a Christian worldview.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC-200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 334 - Evolutionary Psychology


    This course will provide an introduction to the emerging field of evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary psychology is the study of how our behaviors over generations can impact our descendants’ biology, which in turn can impact their behaviors. This feedback loop between biology and behavior can help us understand diverse human behaviors and emotions such as jealousy, altruism, mate selection, bonding, parenting, and family relationships. Major concepts of evolutionary thought will be discussed in light of a Christian worldview.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC-200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 341 - Learning and Cognition


    Explores the many types of learning from simple conditioning to more complex forms of language, intelligence, problem solving and motivation.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Required for minor.
  
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    PSYC 350 - The Psychology of Sport and Human Performance


    Presents the application of behavioral principles, motivational research, personality factors and cognitive processes to the area of sport. It introduces students to this discipline and provides knowledge to enhance their own performances and the performances of others.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 361 - Child Development


    A review of the principles of behavior in infancy and childhood; physical, intellectual, social, emotional and language development in the normal child.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200 & PSYC 260 or EDUC 199

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 362 - Adolescent Development


    A review of the principles of behavior of the adolescent; the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development specific to this period of maturation.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200 & PSYC 260.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 364 - Gerontology


    An analysis of aging as a social process in modern society. Areas included are theories of aging: the social problems of being old (i.e. economics, crime, victimization, medical care, housing and death).

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200 & PSYC 260.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 365 - Psychology of Human Sexuality


    This course will outline the psychological and developmental aspects of human sexuality within the context of relationships. Issues of sexuality are discussed within a spiritual, psychological, cultural and medical/health related framework.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 260

    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    PSYC 370 - Psychology of Work


    An introduction to how psychology is applied to the world of work, with a focus on the practice and application of skills in the workplace.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    [NOTE: This course is service-enhanced and requires co-requisite enrollment in PSYC-370S.]
  
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    PSYC 380 - Physiological Psychology


    A course designed to give an overview of physiological psychology with specific emphasis on the brain and its functions, and to explore the many ways biology influences human experience.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 381 - Drugs and Behavior


    A study in the basic principles of drug effects and influences on the behavior of the individual and on society. Emphasis will be given to substance abuse and to common psychotherapeutic drugs.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 380

    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    PSYC 395 - Pre-Professional Seminar


    This course provides an introduction to the social science professions and the various career options available to graduates.  Graduate school options are explored in detail. 

    Prerequisites
    Junior status.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    PSYC 399 - Independent Study in Psychology


    Supervised, intensive research on a pre-approved topic in psychology or supervised work in a particular area of psychology in a professional setting.

    Prerequisites
    Completion of 6 additional hours in psychology; approval of faculty instructor (and of field supervisor at the site where field work will be done).

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    PSYC 408 - European Perspectives in Psychology


    A historical overview of the discipline of psychology and its antecedents are considered in order to provide a richer understanding of contemporary psychology as an evolving, conceptual system of thought and inquiry.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC-200, PSYC-250

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Summer
    Notes
    This course is offered as part of the Psychology in Europe: A Cross-Cultural Trip. Requires co-requisiste enrollment in GNST-252 Cross-Cultural Experience.
  
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    PSYC 409 - History of Psychoanalysis


    A historical overview of the discipline of psychology and its antecedents are considered in order to provide a richer understanding of contemporary psychology as an evolving, conceptual system of thought and inquiry.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC-200, PSYC-250

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Summer
    Notes
    This course is offered as part of the Psychology in Europe: A Cross-Cultural Trip. Requires co-requisite enrollment in GNST-252 Cross-Cultural Experience.
  
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    PSYC 412 - Social Work Practicum I


    Supervised field work involving placement of student in a human services agency for practical experience.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 311

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 413 - Social Work Practicum II


    Supervised field work involving placement of student in a human services agency for practical experience.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 412

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 415 - Advanced Independent Research


    Supervised undergraduate research work to provide students hands-on research experience and to prepare them for doctoral study in psychology. Students will conduct all aspects of a selected research project and thorough evaluation of the research literature related to the project.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 215.   Registration by approval of application and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 416 - Advanced Independent Research


    Supervised undergraduate research work to provide students hands-on research experience and to prepare them for doctoral study in psychology. Students will conduct all aspects of a selected research project and thorough evaluation of the research literature related to the project.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 215. Registration by approval of application and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 417 - Tests and Measurements


    A study of the theory and principles of diagnostic testing which give teachers and counselors direction for their educational and guidance efforts.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 433 - Community Psychology


    In this class, students are introduced to the field of community psychology and its major tenets. Students are exposed to psychological principles and practices within community settings. Current psychological and social issues are addressed from a community psychology perspective with special attention paid to the role of both consultation and advocacy for underserved populations.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200, SOCI 200 & PSYC 330

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 434 - Culture and Personality


    Survey of the approaches to the interrelation between the personality system and the soci-cultural environment with emphasis on mental disorder and cultural change.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200 or SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 435 - Community Trauma Management


    This course includes a study of the literature and practice of community trauma management. Students will be educated about the major types of traumas that impact families and communities. Practical community trauma consultation and crisis management skills will be practiced in the context of this course.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC-200, SOCI-200, SOCI-270

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 445 - Psychology of Gender


    An interdisciplinary examination of gender, combining theory, research and practice in the fields of psychology, theology and history.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200, PSYC-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 451 - Theories of Counseling


    A survey designed to acquaint the student with the underlying principles, major theories, and methods commonly employed in individual counseling.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 250

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
  
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    PSYC 452 - Techniques of Counseling


    A course that deals with becoming and being a counselor by examining the various agencies, styles, techniques, problems, and categories of counseling.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 250 & PSYC 451

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    PSYC 453 - Counseling Field Experience I


    Supervised work experience in a social agency or community program, which provides counseling services.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite or corequisite of PSYC 451 and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    PSYC 454 - Counseling Field Experience II


    Supervised work experience in a social agency or community program, which provides counseling services.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC-452 (may be taken concurrently), and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
 

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