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    Feb 28, 2024  
Lee University Catalog 2016-2017 
    
Lee University Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Psychology

  
  • PSYC 395 - Pre-Professional Seminar


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

    Prerequisites
    Junior status.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
  • PSYC 399 - Independent Study in Psychology


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

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

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
  • 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.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Summer
    Notes
    This course is offered as part of the Psychology in Europe: A Cross-Cultural Trip.
  
  • 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.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Summer
    Notes
    This course is offered as part of the Psychology in Europe: A Cross-Cultural Trip.
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • PSYC 416 - Advanced Independent Research


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

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

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • PSYC 417 - Tests and Measurements


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

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • PSYC 451 - Theories of Counseling


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

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 250

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
  • 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.
  
  • 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.
  
  • PSYC 454 - Counseling Field Experience II


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

    Prerequisites
    PSYC 250, PSYC  451. PSYC 452, PSYC 453, and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
  
  • 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 250 & PSYC 361

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • PSYC 456 - Methods 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.
  
  • 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 326 and successful completion of 12 hours of required PSYC major courses. Registration requires approval of application and permission from instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • 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 215 and successful completion of 12 hours of required PSYC major courses. Registration requires approval of application and permission from instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • 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 215

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • 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
  
  • 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.
  
  • 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
  
  • 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

  
  • 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
  
  • PUBR 301 - Public Relations and Advertising Research


     

    This course introduces students to the role of research and evaluation in the fields of public relations and advertising. Theoretical approaches to research provide a foundational lens to examine the basic methodologies and data analysis used to evaluate public relations and advertising effectiveness.

    Prerequisites
    PUBR-284 OR COMM-286

    Credit Hours: 3

  
  • PUBR 316 - Public Relations Writing


    This course emphasizes the development of messages to achieve specific objectives with key audiences. Students will develop and edit strategic messages and determine where and when these messages should be distributed. Particular attention will be placed on the development of news releases, fact sheets, pitch letters and news advisories for print, broadcast and internet communication.

    Prerequisites
    PUBR 284 and ENGL 110 OR permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • 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 of 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.
  
  • PUBR 356 - Traditional and New Media


    This course discusses and applies the communication theories and skills needed to work effectively with the news media. Practical, hands-on assignments in this course give the student real-life experience with media interviews, news conferences and pitching techniques.

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

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • PUBR 358 - Crisis Communication


    This course introduces communication principles and tools related to crisis communication. 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
  
  • 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
  
  • PUBR 430 - Public Relations Planning & Management


    This course demonstrates the planning and management 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 an extensive client-based campaign project 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.

  
  • 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.
  
  • 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.
  
  • 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)

Reading

  
  • READ 101 - College Reading


    A course designed to improve comprehension and reading rate and to enhance vocabulary and study skills. Individualized instruction is provided with computer programs. READ-101 is required for students scoring 12 or below on the ACT (English) or 330 or below on the SAT verbal.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
  • READ 320 - Teaching Reading in the Content Areas


    This course is designed to provide pre-service teachers with the knowledge and skills to teach study skills and reading skills in the content areas. Special emphasis is placed on reading strategy instruction and the use of writing process as a learning tool. Emphasis is on bridging students’ literate practices outside of school with literacies required in academic settings including developing critical readers of new media and traditional print, as well as a range of alternative information sources.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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

  
  • 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
  
  • 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.
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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.
  
  • 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
  
  • RECR 342 - Recreation for Special Populations


    A study in the benefits, issues, methods and techniques related to leisure and recreation for special populations. The elderly or aging, physically and mentally impaired, and socially at risk populations are targeted. Other topics include cultural and ethnic differences and gender issues in leisure and recreation.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • 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

  
  • LEEU 102B - Biblical and Theological Foundations for Benevolence


    This course offers students an introduction to various aspects of service as portrayed from biblical, theological and historical sources. Issues of benevolence, poverty, social justice and ministry to those in need will be examined. A segment of the course will require students to do some form of Christian service. It should be taken during the second semester of the freshman year, as part of the Lee University Freshman Experience core.  Requires co-requisite enrollment in LEEU-102BL.

    Prerequisites
    BIBL-101 or BIBL-111 or BIBL-102 or BIBL-110.

    Credit Hours: 1
    When Offered
    Every semester
  
  • 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
  
  • 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.

  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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
  
  • 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

Secondary Education

  
  • 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.
  
  • 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.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Notes
    Formerly SCED-419 General Secondary Methods
  
  • SCED 410 - The Teaching of Communication, Grades 6-12


    Credit Hours: 2
  
  • SCED 411 - The Teaching of Business, Grades 6-12


    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.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
  • SCED 412 - The Teaching of Social Studies, Grades 6-12


    A survey of the principal methods, techniques and problems of teaching the social studies on the secondary level. Students demonstrate various teaching methods and techniques, and a survey of available materials is made.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
  • SCED 413 - The Teaching of English, Grades 6-12


    The organization and use of appropriate materials, methods and techniques as related to the teaching of English in secondary schools.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
  • SCED 414 - The Teaching of Languages, Grades 6-12


    The organization and use of appropriate materials, methods and techniques as related to the teaching of languages in secondary schools with emphasis on each student’s language area.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

    Credit Hours: 2
    When Offered
    Offered Fall Semester.
  
  • SCED 415 - The Teaching of Science and Mathematics, Grades 6-12


    A preliminary survey of major theories and practices of instruction in American secondary schools; aims, materials, teaching methods, learner activities and evaluation procedures in the sciences and mathematics disciplines; how these relate to the program of the school.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
  • SCED 418 - Methods of Teaching PE/Health 6-12


    Candidates will develop a solid foundation in state curriculum standards and learn to incorporate those principle objectives into the construction of their unit/lesson plans while exploring various methods, strategies and teaching modalities in order to become an effective educator at the secondary level.  This course will also discuss various legal, ethical and inclusion strategies in this discipline.

    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite:  Admission to Teacher Education Program.  Fall only.

    Credit Hours: 2

Sociology

  
  • SOCI 200 - Understanding Contemporary Society


    A study of sociological concepts and social institutions with an emphasis on social problems and social and cultural change. The course is taught within the context of Christian responsibility and social action.

    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
  • SOCI 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 social science.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 220 - Marriage and the Family


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

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 225 - Introduction to Social Work


    A study designed to promote understanding of and to stimulate students’ interest in human services by exploring the nature, roles, values and responsibilities of “people helpers.”

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester.
  
  • SOCI 226 - Social Work Methods


    A study of techniques, methods, and procedures of social work.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
    Notes
    [NOTE: This course is service-enhanced and requires co-requisite enrollment in SOCI-226S.]
  
  • SOCI 310 - Cultural Anthropology


    An introduction to various aspects of culture including material, social, economic, aesthetics, political, religious and linguistic factors.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 312 - Social Work Methods


    A study of techniques, methods, and procedures of social work.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring
    Notes
    [NOTE: This course is service-enhanced and requires co-requisite enrollment in SOCI-312S.]
  
  • SOCI 320 - Sociology of the Family


    A study of the origin of the family, background of the modern American family, social changes and the family roles of members of the family, and problems of family life.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 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 MATH-161

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 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
    SOCI- 325

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 330 - Social Psychology


    Social basis of human behavior and interaction, and factors which underlie the processes of socialization. Special emphasis is placed on personality development and adjustment.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 340 - 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 the experience of death and dying).

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 360 - Demography


    This course provides a systematic introduction to the study of human populations. Designed for students interested in the subject regardless of their major discipline. Examines social, economic, and biological factors associated with fertility, morality, and migration.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 364 - Political Sociology


    Study of the social bases of political phenomena, including electoral processes, institution of government, power structures, and political ideologies.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 370 - Social and Cultural Change


    Study of the past, present and future changes in social structures and cultural patterns. A cross-cultural/comparative approach will be used to examine such topics as modernization, industrialization, cultural ecology, world systems, revolutions, economic development, information society and robotics.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 375 - Law and Society


    A study of the relationship between law and society with particular emphasis on the major classical and contemporary theories of law and society, the organization of law, law and social control, and law and social change.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 380 - Juvenile Delinquency


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

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 395 - Pre-Professional Seminar


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

    Prerequisites
    Junior status.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
  • SOCI 399 - Honors Independent Study


    An independent study supervised by three faculty members that provides the student who qualifies under the honor guidelines the opportunity to pursue a special topic of his/her choice.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
  • SOCI 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
    SOCI 212

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 412 - Social Work Practicum I


    Supervised field work involving placement of the student in a social welfare agency for practical experience.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 225 and SOCI 312

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 413 - Social Work Practicum II


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

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 412

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 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
  
  • SOCI 425 - Ethnographic Writing and Research


    Advanced study of ethnographic research and writing techniques. The course will cover interview methods, interdisciplinary research, application of qualitative and quantitative methods to research data, and keeping field notes. Reading and writing ethnography will be emphasized.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 310

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 431 - Practicum in Sociology Teaching and Research


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

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of 12 hours of sociology major courses.  Registration requires approval of application and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
  • SOCI 432 - Practicum in Sociology Teaching and Research


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

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of 12 hours of sociology major courses.  Registration requires approval of application and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
  
  • SOCI 433 - Practicum in Sociology Teaching and Research


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

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of 12 hours of sociology major courses.  Registration requires approval of application and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
  
  • SOCI 440 - Criminology


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

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 450 - Medical Sociology


    An analysis of health, illness and the health professions and institutions from a socio-cultural perspective. Topics will include social epidemiology, health attitudes and behavior, mental health, the socialization of health professionals, the organization of health care, and patient-professional relationships.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
  • SOCI 461 - History of Sociological Theory


    A review of the works of major social theorists and the impact of their ideas on current sociological thought. Emphasis is placed on the contributions of various schools of sociological theory in the nineteenth and the twentieth-century period.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 4
    When Offered
    Fall Semester.
  
  • SOCI 480 - Seminar in Sociology


    An intensive study of selective topics, including research in the materials of sociology and the writing of analytical reports.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
 

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