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    Mar 02, 2024  
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Communication

  
  • COMM 351 - Persuasion


    This course looks at the principles of argumentation and debate, analysis and discussion of current public questions, briefing, inductive and deductive reasoning, strategy and refutation, and debates.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COMM 352 - Organizational Communication


    An introduction to the theory and practice of communication in organizations. Examines organizational behavior from the standpoint of historical and contemporary theories along with examples and case studies. Emphasis is placed on the role of communication in the development and maintenance of organizational structures.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200 or consent of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COMM 353 - Sport and Communication


    This course covers the basic principles and techniques of sport communication for collegiate and professional sports.  Students will also examine the interrelationship between sport and media in today’s society. Students will consider the functions and ethical responsibilities of media and sports communication personnel as well as the societal effects and impact of sports media.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200 or DIGM 200 or consent of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COMM 354 - Intercultural Communication


    A study of the relationship between communication and culture with emphasis on factors affecting the processes and quality of interpersonal communication between those of differing cultures and subcultures.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COMM 362 - Feature Writing


    Introduces student journalists to the craft of creative non-fiction storytelling through narrative and other feature story types.  Students will cultivate their voices as writers while developing their reporting, researching, and interviewing skills as journalists.   Computer-assisted instruction.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-282

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
  • COMM 386 - Strategic Copywriting for Print Advertising


    This course introduces students to the preparation of advertising copy for print media with attention to its functions and values through a focus on strategic thinking, message development, and execution.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-286

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COMM 400 - Internship Seminar


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

    Prerequisites
    Open to junior and senior communication and public relations majors and minors.

    Credit Hours: 1

  
  • COMM 401 - Internship (Repeatable for credit)


    A course designed to assist students in attaining practical skills in a specific communication-oriented occupation. Academic credit depends on number of hours the student works at the internship placement.  All communication and public relations majors are required to take  COMM 401 (2 credit hours and 150 work hours).  Those completing this initial internship requirement may sign up for an additional internship of COMM 402 (1 credit hour and 100 work hours) or repeat COMM 401 (2 credit hours and 150 work hours).

    Prerequisites
    COMM 400 Internship Seminar.  This course is open to second semester junior and senior communication and public relations majors and minors only.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Notes
    Repeatable for credit.
  
  • COMM 402 - Internship (Repeatable for Credit)


    A course designed to assist students in attaining practical skills in a specific communication-oriented occupation. Students completing COMM 401, the initial internship requirement, may sign up for this internship (1 credit hour and 100 work hours).

    Prerequisites
    COMM 401

    This course is open to second semester junior & senior communication and public relations majors and minors only.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Repeatable for credit.

  
  • COMM 410 - Media Law


    Examination of the legal and ethical aspects of publishing and broadcasting, with emphasis on freedom of the press, the right to know, copyright, libel, privacy, and obscenity.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-200 or COMM-200 or DIGM-200 are pre-requisites for this course.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COMM 422 - Communication in Society


    Explores the theoretical and practical aspects of human communication and mass communication within culture. Both critical and institutional approaches will be studied. Specific areas will include the critical functions of language, relationship between interpersonal communication and the media, media values, and mediated reality within societies in both developed and underdeveloped countries.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200 or DIGM 200

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
  • COMM 426 - Integrated Marketing Communications


    An application of the skills necessary to design, implement, and manage advertising campaigns, with an emphasis on planning and decision-making procedures applied to advertising problems.  Principles, theory, techniques, and technology will be applied along with critical thinking skills to develop a unified team-based strategy from conception to final client presentation.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200 or DIGM-200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COMM 436 - Advertising Campaigns


    An application of the skills necessary to design, implement and manage advertising campaigns, with an emphasis on planning and decision making procedures applied to specific advertising problems.  Principles, theory, techniques and technology will be applied along with critical thinking skills to develop a team-based advertising campaign from conception to final client presentation.

    Prerequisites

    COMM 200 and COMM 286

    Credit Hours: 3

  
  • COMM 462 - Communication Leadership (DAL)


    This course provides an examination of effective leadership and the central role of communication in leadership processes.  The course examines both traditional and contemporary notions of leadership and its practice in interpersonal, team, public, and virtual contexts.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200

    Credit Hours: 3
    Open to Division of Adult Learning students
  
  • COMM 466 - NSAC: National Student Advertising Competition


    A course based on a national competition established by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) which allows members from the student AAF Lee University Chapter an opportunity to exercise their analytical skills and mature judgment required for an advertising campaign. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Membership in AAF Lee University, and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COMM 480 - Communication Leadership


    An examination of effective leadership and the central role of communication in leadership processes.  The course examines both traditional and contemporary notions of leadership and its practice in interpersonal, team, public, and virtual contexts.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COMM 491-493 - Contemporary Topics in Communication


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

    Prerequisites
    COMM 200

    Credit Hours: 1 (491), 2 (492), or 3 (493)
  
  • COMM 495 - Christianity and Communication


    A course providing a theoretical integration of the Christian faith with the field of Communication. Reviews fundamental themes connecting faith with communication practice for Christians from the time of the early church to the present, with special emphasis on practical responses to cultural and historical shifts in worldviews.

    Prerequisites
    THEO 231, Senior status or consent of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COMM 498 - Rhetorical Criticism


    This course introduces students to major issues and perspectives in rhetorical criticism, including foundational concepts from the history of rhetorical theory, elements of rhetorical studies, and methods of rhetorical analysis.  By surveying traditional and contemporary approaches to rhetorical criticism, readings will encourage students to engage in the process of thinking about symbol use, reflect upon the power of language and human symbolic activity, and systematically explore how these processes work and why they affect us.  Rhetorical approaches examine how to use language and symbols more effectively, how to communicate in more self-reflective ways, and how to evaluate messages that better accomplish strategic goals.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-300 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COMM 499 - Senior Research Project


    Designed to mentor the communication major or minor in the application of the techniques and procedures of research in communication.  For upper-division majors and minors only.

    Prerequisites
    COMM 300 or COMM 301

    Credit Hours: 3

Computer Science

  
  • CSCI 161 - Introduction to Computer Science


    Broad overview of topics in computer science designed to provide students with an appreciation for and an understanding of the many different aspects of computer science. Topics include introduction to and appreciation of problem solving, programming languages and their translators, software engineering, computer architecture, operating systems, networks, algorithms, social and ethical issues, and artificial intelligence.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
  • CSCI 261 - Introduction to Programming


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

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-261

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester.
  
  • CSCI 271 - Programming Projects


    Students will propose and develop a software application in a language agreed upon with the instructor.

    Prerequisites
    CSCI-261 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
  • CSCI 353 - Numerical Analysis


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

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-261 with a grade of C- or better.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as MTHS-353 for Mathematics majors.
  
  • CSCI 357 - Discrete Mathematics


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

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-261 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as MTHS-357.
  
  • CSCI 361 - Data Structures and Algorithms


    Implementation and application of fundamental data structures and computing algorithms used in computer science, including searching and sorting; elementary abstract data types including linked lists, stacks, queues, trees and graphs. Particular emphasis is given to the use of object-oriented design and data abstraction in the creation and application of these data structures. Some elementary algorithm analysis is also covered. Computer-assisted instruction.

    Prerequisites
    CSCI-357

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • CSCI 371 - Advanced Programmming Projects


    Students will propose and develop a software application in a language agreed upon with the instructor.

    Prerequisites
    CSCI-360 with a minimum grade of C-.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
  • CSCI 461 - Analysis of Algorithms


    Algorithm design and analysis is fundamental in computer science. This course provides an introduction to algorithm design and techniques for analyzing time and space efficiency of algorithms. Some algorithm design techniques include divide-and-conquer, greedy algorithms, dynamic programming, randomized algorithms, and parallel algorithms. The algorithm analysis will examine computational models, different case analyses (best, average, worst), and computational complexity (i.e., NP-completeness).

    Prerequisites
    CSCI-361

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • CSCI 471 - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning


    The introduction of computers has allowed for the automation of a wide range of routine tasks. This course describes basic concepts and techniques of artificial intelligence (AI) as well as the potential and limitations of these techniques. Topics include search, machine learning, natural language processing, robotics, and image processing.

    Prerequisites
    CSCI-361

    Credit Hours: 3

Counseling

  
  • COUN 501 - Orientation to Public Schools: Field Experience


    An introductory exploration of public elementary or secondary schools integrating field experience in the classroom with seminars. Sixty hours of field experience in the classroom are required. Completion of this course is required for students without teacher licensure.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
  • COUN 502 - School Counseling Programs: Principles and Administration


    A study of the management of comprehensive school counseling programs (PreK-12) to include needs assessment, program goals, resource identification, evaluations, and use of computer-based management software. This course also includes an examination of professional practice issues in school counseling related to education, research, standards of practice, credentialing, and policy.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COUN 512 - Research Methods


    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
    When Offered
    Spring semester.
  
  • COUN 516 - 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
    When Offered
    Spring semester.
  
  • COUN 520 - Counseling Theories and Techniques


    An in-depth consideration of major counseling theories and techniques, with special emphasis on comparative analysis.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester.
  
  • COUN 521 - Community Interventions


    This course covers consulation and collaboration methods in community settings.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COUN 522 - Non-Profit Project Design and Evaluation


    A comprehensive study of nonprofit development and management for serving chronically underserved populations via counseling techniques; including a study of mission, vision, strategic planning, bylaws, ethics, fund-raising, financial management, collaborations/partnerships, human resources, marketing, communication, grant writing, board and volunteer development, advocacy and policy making, information technology, legal issues, evaluation, and leadership and management in the social sectors and nonprofit world.

     




    Credit Hours: 3

  
  • COUN 524 - 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
    When Offered
    Fall semester.
  
  • COUN 546 - Practicum in School Counseling


    This practicum experience provides a broad, general perspective of school counseling in an area school. The practicum is a prerequisite for school counseling internship experiences. Special attention is given to assessment, basic counseling skills, guidance skills, and collaboration skills.

    Prerequisites
    COUN-502.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COUN 548 - Practicum in Counseling


    Practical experience preparatory to Counseling Internship. Special attention is given to obtaining a case history, assessment, treatment planning and basic counseling skills.

    Prerequisites
    COUN-500 or Co-requisite: COUN-520 and full admission status in the graduate counseling program.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester.
  
  • COUN 550 - Group Process and Practice


    Theory and types of groups, descriptions of group practices, methods, dynamics and facilitative skills.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COUN 554 - Measurement and Appraisal in Counseling


    This course covers the history, purpose and use of tests and other assessment methodologies in counseling.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester.
  
  • COUN 556 - Professional Issues


    This course provides the opportunity and setting for the developing counselor to explore and expand his/her professional identity. Attention is given to the role and function of the School Counselor as related to other helping professions, and to the importance of being affiliated with professional organizations such as the American School Counseling Association.

    Credit Hours: 0
  
  • COUN 558 - Cultural Contexts in the Helping Professions


    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
  
  • COUN 560 - Anthropology of Childhood


    This seminar type course seeks to prepare professionals to work cross cultural in agencies that deal primarily with children.




    Credit Hours: 3

  
  • COUN 561 - Counseling Children and Adolescents: Developmental Issues and Interventions


    An examination of the interpersonal dynamics of adolescents who come to counselors for help due to the severity of their spiritual, emotional, motivational, behavioral, and adjustment problems. Counseling procedures for normal developmental concerns and issues of adolescents, as well as clinical procedures, treatment methods and counseling approaches for the more resistant and recalcitrant youth will be covered.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COUN 562 - Lifestyle and Career Development


    A study of sources, methods, and techniques for gathering, evaluating, and disseminating occupational, technological and educational information through career counseling.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COUN 563 - 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
  
  • COUN 569 - 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.  Cross-listed with MAFT-529.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COUN 570 - School Counseling Internship I


    Closely supervised counseling practice in an approved field placement in an area elementary school. Interns gain competence in core areas of school counseling, assessment, consultation, and professional functioning.

    Prerequisites
    COUN-502 and COUN-546.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COUN 571 - 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
    When Offered
    Fall semester.
  
  • COUN 573 - Introduction to Addiction Counseling and Treatment


    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 MAFT-549.
  
  • COUN 581 - Clinical Psychopharmacology


    An in-depth look at the drugs used to treat the major psychiatric disabilities and the major drugs of abuse. Understanding the actions, uses and side effects of psychoactive drugs.

    Prerequisites
    This course requires completion of a course in Physiological Psychology or approval of the instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COUN 587 - Special Topics in Counseling


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

    Credit Hours: 1
  
  • COUN 588 - School Counseling Internship II


    Closely supervised counseling practice in an approved field placement in an area secondary school. Interns gain competence in core areas of school counseling, assessment, consultation, and professional functioning.

    Prerequisites
    COUN-502 and COUN-546.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COUN 589 - Special Topics in Counseling


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

    Credit Hours: 2
  
  • COUN 591 - Special Topics in Counseling


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

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COUN 592 - Seminar in Guidance and Counseling


    This course is designed to prepare students to plan, manage, and evaluate a comprehensive PreK-12 program of guidance and counseling services.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
  • COUN 593 - Directed Research


    This course enables the student to pursue topics of interest in greater depth than is done in the regular curriculum.

    Prerequisites
    Approval by Director of Graduate Studies in Counseling.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
  • COUN 595 - Directed Research


    This course enables the student to pursue topics of interest in greater depth than is done in the regular curriculum.

    Prerequisites
    Approval by Director of Graduate Studies in Counseling.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
  • COUN 597 - Directed Research


    This course enables the student to pursue topics of interest in greater depth than is done in the regular curriculum.

    Prerequisites
    Approval by Director of Graduate Studies in Counseling.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • COUN 598 - Thesis/Portfolio Seminar


    This course will provide the structure, format, support, and encouragement for the candidate to complete the graduate research / literature review exercise and present it to colleagues.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Repeatable twice, for a total of 3 credit hrs.
  
  • COUN 599 - Thesis Seminar


    This course will provide the structure, format, support, and encouragement for the candidate to complete the graduate research exercise and present it to colleagues.

    Credit Hours: 3 - 6

Criminal Justice

  
  • CRJU 212 - Social Problems


    A study of major contemporary social problems, their nature, bases, consequences, and alternative solutions. Required of all students majoring in Sociology or Criminal Justice.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI-200

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as SOCI-212.
  
  • CRJU 270 - Introduction to Criminal Justice


    A survey of the history, the structure, and the functions of police, prosecutors, judicial, and correctional organizations, and their interrelatedness.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as SOCI-270.
  
  • CRJU 325 - Research Methods and Statistics I


    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 helps the student to better understand and evaluate research studies.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI-200 and MTHS-135.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as SOCI-325.
  
  • CRJU 326 - 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
    CRJU-325

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as SOCI-326.
  
  • CRJU 351 - Social Deviance


    An introduction to the study of social deviance. Students will examine theoretical approaches that explain both the behaviors that are considered deviant as well as society’s processes for determining what falls inside and outside social norms. The course covers a broad range of topics that are part of the study of social deviance and discusses them in light of a Christian paradigm.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI-200 or PSYC-200, and CRJU-212.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • CRJU 370 - Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management


    In a world of increasing disaster emergencies at home an abroad, both natural and manmade, American law enforcement officials and emergency professionals are primary first responders. For this reason, the importance of disaster emergency training and preparedness is now a requirement for most law enforcement and emergency response professionals. This course covers basic subject areas of US domestic security and emergency response preparation and training, particularly as they relate to protocols established by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

    Prerequisites
    CRJU-270

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • CRJU 376 - Corrections


    A study of correctional practices and issues. Emphasis will be upon probation, parole, diversion, pre-trial release, and intermediate sanctions.

    Prerequisites
    CRJU-270

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • CRJU 377 - Criminal Law


    This course is a survey of common and statutory criminal law that includes history and purpose, classification of crimes, elements of criminal liability, and development of the law.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI-200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • CRJU 378 - Ethics in Criminal Justice


    This course is an analysis of contemporary ethical issues in crime and justice.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI-200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • CRJU 379 - Human Trafficking


    This course examines domestic and global human trafficking from an interdisciplinary perspective, exploring the severity and extent of various forms of trafficking around the globe. It further considers the impact of the push and pull factors involved in trafficking as they relate to major legal, political, social, and economic factors. The course is taught within the context of Christian responsibility and social action.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as SOCI-379.
  
  • CRJU 380 - Juvenile Delinquency


    An examination of delinquent behavior and the general operation of the juvenile control system.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI-200

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as SOCI-380.
  
  • CRJU 410 - Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.


    The significance of ethnic minorities in American society and the world with an introduction to sociological and anthropological theory as well as an interpretation of dominant-minority relations.

    Prerequisites
    CRJU-212

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as SOCI-410.
  
  • CRJU 412 - Internship in Criminal Justice


    [This new course is under development.]

    Prerequisites
    TBD

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • CRJU 420 - The Urban Community


    The form and development of the urban community; the growth, development and problems of cities, the metropolitan region and social characteristics of fringe and suburban areas; sustenance organization, demographic, geographic and technological variables.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI-200

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as SOCI-420.
  
  • CRJU 421 - Law Enforcement


    A comprehensive analysis of the historical evolution, recruiting, community policing, and use of force prespective at local, state, and federal levels.

    Prerequisites
    CRJU-270, CRJU-212, and either CRJU-380 or CRJU-440.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • CRJU 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, and CRJU-270.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as PSYC-435.
  
  • CRJU 440 - Criminology


    A study of the problems, theory, cause, control, statistics, prevention, and treatment of criminal behavior.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI-200

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as SOCI-440.
  
  • CRJU 463 - Criminal Behavior


    This course provides an overview of the different causes of criminal behavior from both sociological and psychological perspectives.

    Prerequisites
    PSYC-200 or SOCO-200, CRJU-212, and either CRJU-380 or CRJU-440.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • CRJU 470 - Probation and Parole


    A critical analysis of the practices and policies of probation, parole, diversion, pre-trial release, and intermediate sanctions.

    Prerequisites
    CRJU-270

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • CRJU 480 / 490 - Special Topics Seminar in Criminal Justice


    Courses presenting various criminal justice topics of contemporary interest. Topics will change each semester. Offered on demand. Repeatable for credit as long as the topic is different for each enrollment.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • CRJU 495 - Criminal Justice and Christian Faith


    This course explores the potentials for and problems of a distinctively Christian practitioner in criminal justice, emphasizing the need to integrate one’s knowledge of criminal justice into his/her own experience of Christian discipleship. It further examines criminal justice as both a calling and a profession, which equips one to effectively serve the mission of the Church and to improve human social conditions.

    Prerequisites
    CRJU-270

    Credit Hours: 3

Deaf Studies

  
  • DEAF 315 - Introduction to Deaf Studies


    Designed to examine the impact of a hearing loss and to give an overfiew of many facets related to deafness, this course will explore differences between deaf and Deaf (d/Deaf) and address the clinical perspective versus the cultural perspective on deafness. Topics include perspectives on deafness, mainstream vs. residential school, history of the American Deaf population, the importance of “Deaf-World,” technology devices for the d/Deaf, challenges for d/Deaf individuals in the family, public community, work force, and religion.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
  • DEAF 316 - Language Development for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


    An introduction to the development of language in children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and the effects of hearing loss on the development of English. Problems and issues related to language development are presented for reflection and discussion.

    Prerequisites
    DEAF-315

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
  • SIGN 111 - Introduction to American Sign Language


    A course presenting the most current materials available of teaching techniques on manual communication. A collection of drill materials on finger spelling, or dactylology.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SIGN 112 - Elementary American Sign Language


    A manual for learning sign language in sentence form. It is designed to teach sign language in the easiest, fastest and most practical way.

     

     

    Prerequisites
    SIGN-111

    Credit Hours: 3

  
  • SIGN 210 - Sign Communication


    Designed for students who have a basic knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL), the content in this course provides a foundation for the sequence of ASL courses. Focuses on use of classifiers, greater fluency in fingerspelling and numbers through dialogues and peer interactions. In addition, the course is designed to sharpen the receptive skills of students in fingerspelling, numbers, and classifier comprehension.

    Prerequisites
    SIGN-111 with a grade of C or higher.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
  • SIGN 211 - Intermediate Sign Language I


    An intermediate-level course that extends students’ development of comprehension and sign production skills.  In addition, the course continues to build conversational proficiency and expand vocabulary range.  It also provides more extensive opportunities for students to interact with members of the Deaf community, immersing them in Deaf culture and heritage.

    Prerequisites
    SIGN 111 and SIGN 112

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SIGN 212 - Intermediate Sign Language II


    The fourth in a series of courses based on American Sign Language concepts and principles.  This course is designed to increase recognition and recall skills in dialogue communication.  American Sign Language idioms are also included as well as a deeper understanding of the grammar, syntax, and complexities within the language.

    Prerequisites
    SIGN-111, SIGN-112, and SIGN-211

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SIGN 311 - Advanced American Sign Language, Level 5


    The culminating course of five American Sign Language (ASL) courses, SIGN-311 is designed to encourage students to engage themselves in the Deaf Community. ASL idioms and Deaf etiquette are addressed as students continue to develop advanced grammar and vocabulary.

    Prerequisites
    SIGN-211 and SIGN-212, with a grade of C or higher.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester

Digital Media Studies

  
  • DIGM 200 - Introduction to Digital Media


    An introduction to the history, structure and practices of digital media. Discussion topics include commercial, legal, ethical, and social aspects of film, television and radio, the recording industry, the internet and other facets of present day media operations.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • DIGM 210 - Single Camera Applications and Aesthetics I


    An introduction to the basic principles and terminology associated with video production in the modem digital environment. The course is the first in a two course sequence that combines lectures and demonstrations with laboratory experience to cover the technical and creative aspects of digital media. Perspectives on visual communication provide a theoretical foundation for practical consideration of video equipment, preproduction, and production. 

    Prerequisites
    DIGM 200

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in DIGM-210L.
  
  • DIGM 241 - Broadcast Copywriting


    This course provides instruction and practice in written commercial and public service copy for television and radio. Basic advertising principles are applied to broadcast situations.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL 110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
  • DIGM 242 - Broadcast Journalism


    This course provides instruction and practice in the specialized field of writing and producing for broadcast journalism. Course content includes mechanics of news gathering, interviewing, writing and reporting.  Discussion topics include news values, ethical considerations and development of individual stories.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL 110

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
  • DIGM 245 - Motion Media Design


    This course is an introduction to Motion Media Design. Students will learn the concepts and skills used in the creation of motion graphics, dynamic typography and special effects. The course will focus on the use of Adobe After Effects.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200, or DIGM-200, or ARTS-200.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • DIGM 246 - Advanced Motion Media Design


    This course builds upon concepts, techniques, and theory introduced in DIGM-245.  Students will advance in the practice of visual problem solving, use of After Effects, and progress into visual special effects.  Students will learn to integrate camera-generated media with virtual assets to create a cohesive visual composite.

    Prerequisites
    DIGM-245

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
  • DIGM 260 - Radio and Television Speech


    A skill-building course designed to equip the student with entry-level announcer skills for both radio and television performance. Includes exercises in pronunciation, script marking & reading, interviewing, newscasts, and ad-lib performances for radio and television. 

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200, or DIGM 200

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall semester
  
  • DIGM 281 - Audio Production


    A course designed to teach the student basic broadcast audio production skills, practices and equipment in both studio and field production settings.

    Prerequisites
    CINE-200 or DIGM-200

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as CINE-281.
  
  • DIGM 305 - Practicum


    Laboratory course in digital media. Emphasis on practical application of a variety of video and audio production skills. Open to all students with consent of the instructor. Repeatable for credit.

     

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200 or DIGM-200

    Credit Hours: 1
 

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