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    May 27, 2024  
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Legal Studies

  
  • 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

  
  • 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
  
  • LING 201 - Introduction to 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
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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

  
  • 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.
  
  • 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
  
  • 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.

    Prerequisites
    ANTH-380, ENGL-380, or LING-380

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
    LING 385

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

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

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • 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, LING-385, LING-482

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • 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
  
  • 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

Management

  
  • MGMT 205 - Principles of Business Management


    A study of the managerial process which emphasizes the management functions of planning and decision making, organizing, leading, and controlling with an integration of the trends and applications for global and contemporary management practices.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MGMT 255 - Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector


    This course presents a broad overview of the nonprofit sector. Students will gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the sector, the various domains comprising the sector, and the functions within nonprofit organizations that work together to deliver value to society.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MGMT 281,282,283 - Special Topics in Management


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

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: Credit Hours: 1 (281), 2 (282), or 3 (283)
  
  • MGMT 345 - Management Science


    This course introduces advanced statistical and quantitative techniques used in managerial decisions.  Topics include decision theory, applications of probability, forecasting, optimization, queuing models, inventory models, linear and multiple regression, and simulation.

     

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-261

    Credit Hours: 3

  
  • MGMT 355 - Nonprofit Management and Governance


    This course examines the operational and management practices of non-governmental nonprofit organizations. The distinguishing features of such organizations and their relevance to effective performance-based management are addressed. Also covered are the identification and assessment of various organizational designs, governance, structures, board and community relations, and the impact of the regulatory environment on management decisions.

    Prerequisites
    MGMT-255

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MGMT 357 - Nonprofit Resource Development


    This course focuses on how best to secure nonprofit revenues through fundraising strategies in consideration of transformational and engaged philanthropy. The organization and development of a strategic fundraising plan will be examined within the context of the organization’s mission, vision, strategic plan, and organizational capacity. The role of the board, staff, and fund development volunteers will also be addressed.

    Prerequisites
    MGMT-255 or DHMM-200.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MGMT 358 - Crisis Response Finance and Funding


    This course examines the issues of securing and allocating financial resources in response to a crisis such as a natural disaster.  Topics include budget analysis, budget development, cost and revenue estimation, variance analysis, and strategies for budget execution and evaluation. 

    Prerequisites
    MGMT-255 or DHMM-200.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MGMT 365 - Project Management


    A course designed to develop the students understanding of the fundamental knowledge, processes, terminology, and good practices of project management. Covers all phases of a project, including proposal development, planning, execution and closing.

    Prerequisites
    MGMT-205

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MGMT 381,382,383 - Special Topics in Management


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

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: Credit Hours: 1 (381), 2 (382), or 3 (383)
  
  • MGMT 425 - Human Resource Management


    This course examines the theory and methods used to manage human resources in contemporary organizations.  An overview of how organizations recruit, select, develop, appraise, and retain employees is presented.  Students will examine relevant issues necessary to develop and maintain effective systems of human resource management.

    Prerequisites
    TBA

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MGMT 455 - Nonprofit Fiscal Management


    This course focuses on the practical application of accounting concepts and processes of financial data analysis for nonprofit organizations. The importance of the management of business information systems will also be discussed. Topics include cash flow management, cost analysis and allocation, investment management, and strategic financial analysis.

    Prerequisites
    MGMT-255 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MGMT 461 - Operations Management


    The course explores the fundamental concepts, models, and techniques of operations in the business firm.  Topics include development and control of the system’s inputs (materials, time, and energies), the system’s output (goods, services and ideas), and the transformation process (flows, facilities, and operating centers).

    Prerequisites
    BUSN-261 and FINC-307

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MGMT 481,482,483 - Special Topics in Management


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

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: Credit Hours: 1 (481), 2 (482), or 3 (483)
  
  • MGMT 496 - Advanced Management Concepts


    This course focuses on strategy development to accomplish strategic objectives consistent with the organizational mission and goals. Students complete an analysis of the strategic landscape prior to addressing strategic challenges with alternatives followed by an implementation strategy.

    Prerequisites
    MGMT-205, FINC-307, MKTG-209, MGMT-461, ECON-311, ECON-312

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students only.
  
  • MGMT 497 - Strategic Management


    This course introduces the key concepts, tools, and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis. It is concerned with managerial decisions and actions that affect the performance and survival of business enterprises. The course is focused on information, analyses, organizational processes, skills, and business judgment managers must use to devise strategies, position their businesses, define firm boundaries and maximize long-term profits in the face of uncertainty and competition.

    Prerequisites
    MKTG-209, MGMT-461, ECON-311, ECON-312

    Credit Hours: 3

Marketing

  
  • MKTG 209 - 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
  
  • 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)
  
  • MKTG 350 - 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-209

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MKTG 360 - 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-209

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MKTG 370 - Principles of Sales


    This course focuses on the theory and practice of professional selling and sales force management.  An overview of lead generation, effective sales techniques, customer relationship management, and ethical concerns is presented along with an examination of the responsibilities for managing a sales team.

    Prerequisites
    TBA

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • 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)
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • MKTG 430 - Social Media Marketing


    This course examines the importance and effective use of social media to enhance an organization’s digital marketing strategy.  Students will explore emerging forms of digital media and how these are integrated within an overall marketing plan.  Topics include strategy development, implementation, and performance analytics.

    Prerequisites
    TBA

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • 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

  
  • 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.
  
  • 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.
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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

  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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

    Co-requisite lab MAFT-524L is recommended, but is optional (not required).

    Credit Hours: 3

  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • MAFT 537 - 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.
  
  • 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

  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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.
  
  • 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.
  
  • MAFT 552 - Family Therapy


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

    Prerequisites
     MAFT-532

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • 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
  
  • MAFT 559 - Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy


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

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MAFT 703 - Quantitative Methods, Program Evaluation, and Client Outcomes


    Coverage includes applied quantitative methods and statistics as related to providing clinical services to underserved communities. Topics include needs assessments, grant-based program evaluation methods, and brief-measure routine outcome monitoring.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MAFT 705 - Qualitative Methods and Process Research


    Covers qualitative methods and statistics, particularly as used to analyze psychoterapy processes via video and audio coding methods. These methods will be utilized for research, clinical development, and supervisory settings.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MAFT 707 - Applied Multivariate Statistics


    Topics include multiple regressions, ANCOVA designs, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, path analysis, and discriminate analysis as applied to clinical settings.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MAFT 709 - Psychometric Theory and Scale Design


    Covers applied scale creation for assessment and treatment outcomes in family therapy sessions. Topics include reliability analysis, construct validity, and item response theory. Legal and ethical issues regarding scale creation and assessment are also covered.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MAFT 711 - Group Interventions: Systems and Psychodynamics


    Fuses two clinical approaches for providing group psychotherapy: systems theory and psychodynamic theory. The course will prepare students to lead psychotherapy groups on both clinical and relational issues.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MAFT 712 - Advanced Sex Therapy


    Addresses models of healthy sexuality, sexual addition, and sexual dysfunction. There will be a focus on the application of relational and systemic treatment in order to enhance clinical, supervisory, and academic leadership.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MAFT 713 - Attachment Based Family Therapy


    Covers attachment theory broadly, along with a specific implementation of the theory: Attachment Based Family Therapy for Suicidal Adolescents.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MAFT 714 - Advanced Play Therapy Strategies


    This course covers play therapy strategies for serving and connecting with each member of the family system. The student will learn the basics of sandplay therapy and art therapy assessment and treatment interventions for immediate utilization in the therapy room with all ages and populations. Emphasis will be placed on the student learner’s ability to complete, record, process, support, track, and critically evaluate sandpay therapy and art therapy work products for assisting client/families in addressing therapeutic goals.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MAFT 715 - Advanced Trauma Treatment


    This course covers systemic and empirically supported interventions for trauma in children, adolescent, adults, couples, and families.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MAFT 716 - Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment Theory


    Covers brain and hormonal systems that directly impact relationship quality and sense of well-being. Using this knowledge base, recent treatment approaches and interventions are closely evaluated.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MAFT 720 - Ethics of Social Justice: Power, Privilege, and Diversity in Therapy


    Designed to explore ethical and treatment implications of injustice, systemic power, systemic privilege, diversity, minority status, and the intersection within majority contexts. Domains of inquiry include the psychological, spiritual, relational, and contextual processes impacted by injustice in order to enhance clinical, supervisory, and academic leadership.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MAFT 731 - Serving Christian Workers


    Covers how to offer clinical services to professional clergy and their families, including ministers, missionaries, and youth support staff.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MAFT 732 - Relationships and Family in Faith Communities


    An analysis of the intersection between theological and psychological contexts in supporting healthy and supportive family and community relationships.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MAFT 734 - Self-Care and Resilience


    An advanced study of the practical application of self-care and resilience in assisting both therapeutic clients and those in helping professions (e.g., pastors, therapists, counselors, etc). Regulation of emotion, life balancing strategies, adaptive coping habits, mindfulness, resilience training, self-of-the-provider work, and use of prayer will be explored.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MAFT 735 - Conflict, Reconciliation, and Forgiveness


    Covers the latest research of interventions on repairing relationships that have been broken as a result of attachment injuries. These interventions will be considered from both a theological and psychological context.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MAFT 736 - Community Advocacy/Interventions for Families


    Covers ecological and systematic interventions in community-based contexts. Students are taught how to take both collaborative and consultative roles within church and community settings. Students will be taught to integrate the application of marriage and family therapy within community settings with special attention paid to family interventions for vulnerable populations. Current social issues will be addressed from a contextual perspective with emphasis on the roles of both consultation and advocacy for underserved families.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MAFT 737 - Evidence-Based Strategies with At-Risk Populations


    Students in this course will develop contextual community interventions using evidence-based approaches. Covered content includes the positive youth development framework, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and systemic interventions.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MAFT 741 - Teaching Practicum I


    This course is designed to provide graduate students with training and practical experiences to develop as teachers, and to document their teaching and professional growth through a mentored program which fosters reflection, self-evaluation, assessment, and revision.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
  • MAFT 742 - Teaching Practicum II


    This course is designed to provide graduate students with training and practical experiences to develop as teachers, and to document their teaching and professional growth through a mentored program which fosters reflection, self-evaluation, assessment, and revision.

    Prerequisites
    MAFT-741.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
  • MAFT 750 - Doctoral Internship


    Students will complete program-approved clinical experiences required for full licensure in Tennessee as a marriage and family therapist. This includes two years of post-degree clinical experience as an MFT Intern, a minimum of 1,000 hours and 200 hours of direct supervision by an AAMFT approved supervisor. Prior to beginning this experience, students will obtain the MFT temporary license for Tennessee.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 2
    Notes
    This course will be taken 6 times for a total of 12 credit hrs.
  
  • MAFT 760 - Systemic Supervision of MFTs


    Covers the philosophy, theory, and clinical experience of supervising therapists-in-training for the practice of marriage and family therapy. Explores supervision literature and evolving supervision techniques while focusing on data from an MFT trainee’s continuing clinical practice. Topics include resolving therapeutic difficulties and evaluating the development of appropriate clinical skills and competencies of therapy trainees.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Notes
    Students will take this course 3 times for a total of 6 credit hrs.
  
  • MAFT 790 - Dissertation


    Students are assigned a dissertation committee chair and two committee members for supervision of their approved comprehensive literature review and original empirical research project.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    This course will be taken 3 times for a total of 9 credit hrs.

Mathematics

  
  • 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
    Notes
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students. Does not satisfy the core mathematics requirement for on-campus degree programs.
  
  • 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
    Notes
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students. Does not satisfy the core mathematics requirement for on-campus degree programs.
  
  • 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 MTHS-135.
  
  • MTHS 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, functions, and inequalities.  The applications of these concepts to real-life situations will be examined throughout the course.  This course will not meet any college mathematics requirements but will serve the purpose of preparing students for MTHS-099 or MTHS-110. 

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MTHS 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 MTHS-123, MTHS-135, or MTHS-161.  The course includes basic algebraic principles and techniques as applied to number systems, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, radical expressions and basic statistics.  The applications of these concepts to real-life situations are examined throughout the course.  The course will count as an elective in terms of credit hours (three semester hours), but it will not satisfy the general requirement of three hours of mathematics for graduation.  

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

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MTHS 110 - 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 MTHS-098 or MTHS-099 with a grade of C or better, or placement by the math placement exam.

    Credit Hours: 3
 

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