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    Oct 05, 2022  
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Political Science

  
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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 150 - The Science of Well-Being


    This course will provide an overview of the issues in the scientific study of positive psychology and encourage students to acquire and exercise practical skills based on the course content. The course will consider a broad range of topics that are related to the study of positive psychology, including happiness, well-being, resilience, and coping. Major topics in positive psychology will be taught in light of a Christian worldview.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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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.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Required for minor.
    This course is also offered as HONR-PY200 for students in the Kairos Honors Program.
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    PSYC 210 - Writing For Psychology


    A foundational course designed to introduce psychology majors to literature research and APA style writing for psychological research papers and reports.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC-200

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Required for minor.
  
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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 MTHS-135

    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.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200

    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


    An exploration of mental health crises and effective responses from a non-professional role.  This service-embedded course explores both individual crisis (e.g. suicidality) as well as community-based and cultural crises, particularly the current college student mental health crisis.  Crisis intervention approaches include primary prevention, early intervention and crisis response intervention for both individual and community-based mental health crisis.  Christian valuse and Kingdom ethics/community are emphasized in teaching best practices in principles and techniques of non-professional caregiving and crisis intervention.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200

    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.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200

    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 200 & 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 343 - Psychology of Motivation


    This course focuses on motivation theories and models and their applications. Through readings, discussions, and participation in class activities and assignments, students will learn about both traditional and current applications of motivation theories and models.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC-341

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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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.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200

    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 200 & 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 200 & 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
    PSYC 200 & Junior status.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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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 200 & PSYC 415. 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.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200

    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
    Notes
    Also offered as CRJU-435.
  
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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 200 & 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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    PSYC 455 - Childhood Disorders and Intervention Strategies


    In this class, students examine and analyze the characteristics of childhood disorders and the problems faced by these children and their families. Clinical Disorders emerging during childhood are covered in great detail including ADHD, Autism, anxiety, depression, and learning disorders. Special attention is also paid to the process of special education and its importance in treatment of exceptional children. The study of children with psychological disorders also includes their cognitive, physical, spiritual, and emotional adjustment. Additionally, this course examines intervention strategies for children. Students are provided with an introduction, as well as application of behavior modification techniques. Students are also exposed to therapeutic techniques in working with children, as well as specialized clinical topics such as play therapy, DIR/”floor time”, Parent Training, ADHD, and Autism.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200 & PSYC 361

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 456 - Techniques of Counseling


    This course explores issues that deal with becoming and being a couselor by examining the various agencies, styles, methods, problems, and categories of counseling.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC-250

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students.
  
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    PSYC 460 - Practicum in Teaching Psychology


    A practicum which gives qualified students the opportunity to gain teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of psychology, and acquire skills that make them more attractive to graduate schools.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200 and successful completion of 12 hours of required PSYC major courses. Overall GPA of 3.0 or above, minimum GPA of 3.2 in PSYC courses.  Registration requires approval of application and permission from instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 470 - Practicum in Teaching Psychology


    A practicum which gives qualified students the opportunity to gain teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of psychology, and acquire skills that make them more attractive to graduate schools.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 200 and successful completion of 12 hours of required PSYC major courses. Overall GPA of 3.0 or above, minimum GPA of 3.2 in PSYC courses.  Registration requires approval of application and permission from instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 472 - History and Systems of 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

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PSYC 480 - Special Topics in Psychology


    Special seminars on specific issues related to psychology, taught on an occasional basis by lecturers with qualified training.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    PSYC 481 - Abnormal Psychology


    Examines the causes, symptoms, classification, diagnosis, and treatment of the many types of mental disorders.

    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 490 - Special Topics in Psychology


    Special seminars on specific issues related to psychology, taught on an occasional basis by lecturers with qualified training.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    PSYC 495 - Capstone for Seniors


    A course designed to be a culminating experience to the psychology major, with particular emphasis on integrating psychology and Christian faith, finding one’s place of ministry, and a discussion of ethical and professional issues.

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of 24 hours of required PSYC major courses and THEO-231.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Must be a senior.

Public Relations

  
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    PUBR 284 - Principles of Public Relations


    An introduction to public relations for profit and nonprofit organizations. Topics include the history, principles, theories, practices, planning and research of the public relations field. This is the foundational course for all subsequent study in public relations.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PUBR 301 - Public Relations and Advertising Research


     

    This course introduces students to the role and practice of research in the fields of public relations and advertising.  Theoretical approaches to research methodologies and data analysis provide a foundation for activities by which students learn and practice essential research techniques for public relations and advertising effectiveness.

    Prerequisites
    PUBR-284 OR COMM-286

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    PUBR 316 - Public Relations Writing


    This course introduces students to the writing skills, knowledge and perspectives required to craft strategic messages capable of achieving specific PR objectives with key audiences.  Students will develop and edit written messages for a variety of distribution channels, taking into account factors such as timing, organizational control and audience characteristics. Particular attention will be placed on the development of news releases (using Associated Press style), fact sheets, feature stories, and electronic media posts using an integrated communication approach.

    Prerequisites
    PUBR 284 and ENGL 110 OR permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PUBR 355 - Event Management


    This course offers a comprehensive study of the art and science of celebration known as event management. Students will be introduced to the theories, marketing, administration, legal and ethical issues, and research required for effectiveness in the event management field.

     

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200 or consent of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    This course is service-embedded and requires co-requisite enrollment in PUBR 355S.

  
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    PUBR 356 - Contemporary Media Relations


    This course examines and science and the art of distributing strategic messages to audiences through third-party media channels, including traditional channels - newspapers, magazines, radio and television - and newer channels such as blogs, websites and social media platforms.  It explores the process of developing connections with the journalists, editors and influencers who have the power to amplify, alter or block our messages. It also explores media strategies used in contemporary public-relations programs and campaigns, including the integration of messages across all third-party and organizational media channels.

    Prerequisites
    PUBR 284, and COMM 310 or PUBR 316 or COMM 312

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PUBR 358 - Crisis Communication


    This course introduces communication principles and tools related to crisis communication. It discusses and applies communication theories and skills critical to successful public, partner and stakeholder communication during an emergency situation. Practical, hands-on assignments give the student real-life experience in crisis communication.

    Prerequisites
    PUBR 284

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PUBR 380 - Public Relations Cases and Strategies


    This course draws upon knowledge and skills developed in previous PR courses to examine the four-step PR process in detail, explore ways to maximize the effectiveness of the PR process, discover strategies applied by PR professionals, and consider cases and examples of PR activity, all with a view toward developing more effective PR campaigns and responses.

    Prerequisites
    PUBR-284 or permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PUBR 391 - Public Relations in the Music Industry


    This course gives students a comprehensive understanding of the music industry and the role public relations plays in it. It examines how public relations tactics are used to generate publicity for artists and their recorded music and live tours. It also gives students experience in producing different public-relations tactics that are common in the music industry.

    Prerequisites
    PUBR-284

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PUBR 430 - Public Relations Campaigns


    This course demonstrates the research and planning functions of public relations by challenging students to engage in formative research, define objectives, develop strategies and tactics and determine appropriate measures of effectiveness.  The service-enhanced course culminates with the creation of a thorough, client-focused PR campaign plan for a local nonprofit organization.

    Prerequisites
    PUBR 284, COMM 300 or PUBR 301, and COMM 310 or PUBR 316, or consent of instructor.

     

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    This course is service-embedded and requires co-requisite enrollment in PUBR-430S-01A and PUBR-430S-01B.

  
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    PUBR 445 - PRSSA Bateman Case Study Competition I


    A course based on a national competition established by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) which allows members from the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) an opportunity to exercise their analytical skills and mature judgement required for public relations problem-solving using the four-step planning method.  Divided over two semesters, this course allows students to research and plan a campaign.

    Prerequisites
    Junior or senior status with membership in PRSSA. Permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    This course is service-embedded and requires co-requisite enrollment in PUBR-445S-01A and PUBR-445S-01B.
  
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    PUBR 446 - PRSSA Bateman Case Study Competition II


    A course based on a national competition established by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) which allows members from the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) an opportunity to exercise their analytical skills and mature judgement required for public relations problem-solving using the four-step planning method.  Divided over two semesters, this course allows students to research and plan a campaign.

    Prerequisites
    Junior or senior status with membership in PRSSA. Permission of instructor. Co-requisite of COMM 446S.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    This course is service-embedded and requires co-requisite enrollment in PUBR-446S-01A and PUBR-446S-01B.
  
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    PUBR 491-493 - Contemporary Topics in Public Relations


    A course presenting various topics of contemporary interest. Topics will change each semester. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    PUBR-284 or consent of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1 (491), 2 (492), 3 (493)
  
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    PUBR 495 - Christianity and Public Relations


    This senior level capstone class is designed to provide public relations majors with opportunities to study, discuss, defend, and integrate a Christ-centered worldview in their field. Discussions on calling and career will be explored, along with the examination of how to integrate their faith into the workplace. Discussion on case studies and practical responses to ethical issues that may arise throughout their career as public relations practitioners will also be examined.

    Prerequisites
    Senior status.

    Credit Hours: 3

Reading

  
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    READ 320 - Structured Literacy Approaches for Content Area Teaching Grades 6-12


    This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with research-based methods and materials for helping students in grades 6-12 address literacy strategies related to learning in the content areas.

    Prerequisites
    EDUC-199 & EDUC-299

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    READ 350 - Foundational Skills and Literature for Emergent Learners


    This course will provide a survey of books and related materials appropriate for young children and an introduction to developmentally appropriate techniques for using literature to supplement the development of literacy skills.

    Prerequisites
    EDUC-001 TEP Admission

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    READ 351 - Scientific Approaches to Teaching Literacy and Literature (K-5)


    A survey of books and stories according to the educational development of children. Introduction and application of strategies based on the science of reading will be addressed.

    Prerequisites
    EDUC-001 TEP Admission

    Credit Hours: 2

  
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    READ 371 - Survey of Reading


    A study of the reading process and the history and philosophy of the various models of reading instruction. Requires co-requisite enrollment in READ-371L. 

    Prerequisites
    ELED-340

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    READ 372 - Assessing and Teaching Foundational Literacy (K-3)


    This course is designed to provide knowledge and resources for assessing children’s literacy abilities as well as tools and strategies to help children develop essential literacy skills. 

    Prerequisites
    EDUC-199 & EDUC-299                        

    Requires co-requisite enrollment in READ-372S (Service Learning).

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    READ 373 - Assessing and Teaching Middle Grades Literacy (4-8)


    This course examines research-based assessment and practices which lead to growth and success in middle grades (4-8) literacy. Students will learn how to use effective instructional strategies for teaching reading and writing.

    Prerequisites
    Pre-requisite:  EDUC-001 TEP Admission

                              

    READ-373S is a co-requisite for this course. 

    Also take ELED-340 or EDMG-340 or SCED-340 as a co-requisite for this course.

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    READ 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
    Prerequisite: ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall and Spring Semester
  
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    READ 450 - Assessment of Reading Performance


    An introduction to formal and informal procedures and instruments used in assessment of reading, including a practicum in diagnosis of reading difficulties.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    READ 490 - Special Topics in Reading


    An intensive study of selected current topics in reading featuring a workshop conducted by experts in the field of reading.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    READ 495 - Seminar in Reading Research


    An intensive study of selected topics, including research in the material of reading, and the writing of an analytical paper.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.

Recreation

  
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    RECR 132 - Outdoor Recreational Activities


    A course designed to provide knowledge and skill development in a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including camping, hiking, backpacking, whitewater rafting and orienteering. An extra fee is required for this course.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    RECR 140 - Introduction to Fly Fishing


    This course is designed to help students develop the skills, tactics, and procedures needed for successful fly tying and casting for trout.  Instruction will include basic fly tying, fly casting, aquatic ecology, fly fishing tactics, and angling ethics as related to trout fishing.  Students will participate in fly tying, casting, lectures, presentations, and field trips to local streams / rivers.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    An additional fee of $175 is charged to cover the cost of field trips and equipment rentals.
  
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    RECR 232 - Backpacking and Camping


    A recreational and wilderness skills course in backpacking and camping. Topics include low impact camping techniques, orienteering and environment preservation. Emphasis is on safety, skill development, trip planning and development of personal teaching style. An extra fee is required for this course.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RECR 233 - Water-Based Recreation


    A recreational skills course in flatwater and whitewater kayaking and canoeing. Emphasis is on safety, skill development, trip planning and teaching experience. An extra fee is required for this course.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RECR 234 - Wilderness First Responder


    This course is designed for individuals who work in an outdoors setting, such as guides, park rangers, outdoor trip leaders, and anyone who may travel and need the knowledge to handle emergencies in a remote environment. This course exceeds all current DOT First Responder and remote patient care guidelines. All students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion from Lee University and CPR certification. Priority is given to officially declared Recreation Minor students.

    Prerequisites
    Fee: $150.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RECR 240 - Intermediate Fly Fishing


    A course designed to enhance and further the casting skills and general knowledge needed for successful fly fishing for all fish species. Instruction will include fly casting techniques beyond the beginner level, equipment selection, fly fishing tactics, and angling ethics. Students will participate in casting instruction, classroom discussions, presentations, and field trips to local streams/rivers during the class.

    Prerequisites
    RECR-140 or equivalent skill, and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Enrollment in this course requires an additional fee of $225.00.
  
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    RECR 301 - Recreation Programming and Development


    This class presents principles, practices and program planning for a variety of recreation and leisure activities and programs. This course will give the class hands on opportunities in leadership, design and application in a variety of leisure settings.

    Prerequisites
    RECR-132.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RECR 470 - Recreation Practicum


    One class meeting per week and 150 hours of participation in a recreation setting. Students will be actively involved in leadership, planning and execution of a recreation program.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: RECR-301.

    Credit Hours: 3

Religion

  
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    LEEU 202 - Benevolence


    This course offers students an introduction to various aspects of service from a Christian perspective. Special attention will be given to introducing students to biblical and theological themes that address issues of benevolence, exploring the integration of vocation and service to others, offering students concrete ways of serving the needs of others in their communities and the world, and relating the content of the course with the larger service requirement for all Lee University students.

    Prerequisites
    LEEU-101 (or transfer equivalent), or LEEU-201; BIBL-110 & BIBL-111

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Every semester
    Notes
    This course should be taken during the first semester of the sophomore year as part of the Lee University Freshman / Sophomore Experience.
    Transfer students are strongly encouraged to take this course during their first semester at Lee University.
    This course requires co-requisite enrollment in LEEU-202S (Service Learning).
  
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    RELG 100 - Introduction to Christianity


    This course is intended to provide students, outside of the Christian tradition, an overview of the history, beliefs, culture, practice, and development of Christianity from its ancient past to the present.

    Prerequisites
    None; students admitted by petition.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RELG 332 - Religion and Culture


    This course offers a theological engagement of the complex relationship between Christian religion and Western culture.  It includes an interdisciplinary overview of various relevant themes and contributors within the field of contemporary theology of culture and highlights the influence of Christian spirituality on American popular culture and civil religion as well as the conflicts between them.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

    Additional DAL prerequisites: BIBL-101, BIBL-102, SOCI-200 and THEO-231.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    As needed
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.

  
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    RELG 333 - The Ethics of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam


    This course facilitates a comparative study in the ethics of the three Abrahamic monotheisms - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  It surveys the theological and ethical stands of the three religions regarding relevant socio-political issues in light of their sacred texts, distinct traditions, prominent thinkers, and faith-practices.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-231

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RELG 350 - Ethics of Forgiveness and Reconciliation


    This course facilitates a constructive exploration within the field of religious studies in forgiveness and reconciliation. It introduces the field’s core themes while surveying the works of prominent contributors whose thought has shaped its theologico-ethical visions and their implementation in the practice of conflict transformation.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-231

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RELG 444 - Postmodernism and Christianity


    This course facilitates a constructive engagement between Christian theology and postmodern philosophical thought.  It introduces the core themes of postmodernism while surveying the works of various prominent thinkers who have contributed toward shaping postmodernity’s ideological and ethical visions with their cultural and socio-political distinctives.

    Prerequisites
    THEO-230 or THEO-250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RELG 450 - Directed Study in Religious Studies


    An exploration of an approved aspect of religious studies in which the student contracts with the director of the study concerning course requirements, evaluation procedure, and course credit. 

    Prerequisites
    Junior or senior status.
     

    Credit Hours: 1 - 4
  
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    RELG 483 - Special Topics in Religious Studies


    This course provides an intensive exploration of selected topics in religious studies.  Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    To be determined by the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    RELG 495 - School of Religion Senior Capstone


    This is a required course for all School of Religion majors in the senior year of their respective degree programs. The course focuses upon helping students critically examine and succinctly express an integrated account of their Christian faith and vocation in relation to the core values of Lee University.

    Prerequisites
    Students must be at the senior-level of their SOR degree program.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    RELG 594 - Special Topics in Religious Studies


    This course provides an intensive exploration of selected topics in religious studies.

    Prerequisites
    TBD by instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3

Secondary Education

  
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    SCED 315 - Historical, Philosophical, and Sociological Foundations of Education (for Music Education majors)


    A course designed to provide Music Education majors with an understanding of the significance of the influence of historical, philosophical and sociological factors and trends in school administration, materials and methods of instruction and the needs of the pupil and society.  Includes a 20-clock-hour service component, which requires co-requisite registration in SCED-315S.

    Prerequisites
    MUED-225.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Enrollment in this course is restricted to Music Education majors.
  
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    SCED 340 - Principles of Classroom Instruction - Secondary


    A course designed to introduce candidates to the knowledge of methods, skills and strategies they will need as they become effective teachers in secondary level classrooms. The course unites theory and practices by using the instructional methods of classroom discussion, presentations, and analysis of case studies.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the Teacher Education Program

    Credit Hours: 2
    Notes
    Formerly SCED-419 General Secondary Methods
  
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    SCED 411 & 411L - The Teaching of Business, Grades 6-12, with Methods Lab


    A course designed to help business teachers develop techniques and locate materials which will enable them to be more effective teachers of business subjects. Students will be helped individually to resolve particular problems through research, group discussions, and demonstrations.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program, and SCED-340.

    Credit Hours: 2, plus additional 1 credit hr Methods Lab (SCED-411L) required, to be taken concurrently.
    When Offered
    FALL SEMESTER ONLY
 

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