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Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences Course Descriptions

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  • ANTH: Anthropology

    ANTH 110 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

    Provides an introduction to the field of cultural anthropology, the study of human cultural variation throughout the world, both past and present. This course focuses on the general concepts of anthropology as a discipline, the evolution and structure of human social groups, and in-depth culture description and cross-cultural comparison involving both past and extant societies. [SOSC] [QQT] [GIK] [SBS] [GD]

    ANTH 115 HUMAN ORIGINS (3)

    An introduction to physical anthropology and archaeology, two subdisciplines within the field of anthropology. Physical anthropology has two major objectives: the reconstruction of the evolutionary history of Homo sapiens and the study of human genetic, anatomical and physiological diversity. Archaeology is devoted to the study of the life ways of past peoples through the examination of cultural remains. [SOSC] [QQT] [GIK] [SBS]

    ANTH 201 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY (3)

    Introduction to the basic theories, methods and kinds of data that archaeologists use to study the lives of people who lived in the past, including their natural environments, material cultures, foodways and socioeconomic systems. Students are introduced to the use of anthropological archaeology in the investigation of ancient peoples of the Old and New Worlds, as well as people of the recent past and how their lives were affected by European imperialism, institutionalized racism and the global capitalist system. [SOSC]

    ANTH 202 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY LABORATORY (1)

    Emphasis is placed on hands-on experience in archaeology through the study of artifacts in the laboratory, the application of archaeological methods in the field and the analysis of archaeological data using computer statistics packages and geographic information systems software. Students take the important concepts and theories of archaeology and learn how to apply them in academic research. This course has ANTH 201 as a co-requisite. $65 LAB FEE REQUIRED

    ANTH 222 HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL ADAPTATIONS (3)

    Examines the various ways humans adapt culturally to their physical and biological environments. Societies of a variety of time periods and levels of complexity are studied. Many different types of habitat and settlement are considered, from tropical rain forests to arctic zones, small villages to cities. The impact human societies have on their environments is an important theme in class lectures and discussions.

    ANTH 252 ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS (4)

    Provides in-depth exposure to the methods used by anthropological archaeologists as they learn about past cultures and disseminate the knowledge they obtain, including field survey, excavation, artifact analysis, quantitative techniques, reporting, and literature review. Subject matter is conveyed to students in the form of lectures, discussion of case studies, and hands-on laboratory exercises. Lab fees required. Prerequisites :None

    ANTH 295 HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY (3)

    Deals broadly with anthropological archaeology as it applies to cultures with written records. Students receive an introduction to the methods and analytical techniques that historical archaeologists use to learn about past literate societies. Issues related to the European colonization of the New World, gender, ethnicity, slavery, and the development of the capitalist system figure prominently in course material. Prerequisites: None. [SOSC] [QQT] [GIK] [SBS]

    ANTH 320 FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY (4)

    Explores the methods and concepts of the fields of physical anthropology and human osteology as they relate to the criminal justice system. Formal lectures and the discussion of case studies provide a terminological, conceptual, and theoretical foundation. Through laboratory exercises, students gain a general understanding of the identification of human remains and causes of death, including the determination of sex, age, evidence of trauma, and time of death. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: None [IL]

    ANTH 365 HUMAN POPULATION DYNAMICS (3)

    Examines the effects of fertility, mortality, and migration on the size and structure ofhuman populations. An anthropological focus is used to link: demography to cultural attributes, such as economy, religious practices, education, marriage, gender, and class. Environmental issues as they relate to the growth ofhuman populations are important themes.

    ANTH 410 CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3)

    Involves the broad study of cultural resources, which include both material aspects of culture, such as historical structures and artifacts, and nonmaterial cultural manifestations, such as music, dance, and folklore. Students are introduced to the issues surrounding the preservation of cultural heritage. The legal and business management aspects of CRM as it relates to archaeology form an important component of coursework. Prerequisite: None

    ANTH 440 ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY (3)

    This course deals broadly with the evolution of anthropological thought from the 19th century to today,including the areas of cultural evolution, gender, Marxism, political economy, ethnicity, agency, social justice,social structure, symbolism, and cultural materialism. Coursework combines formal lectures with group discussions of assigned readings. Prerequisites: None

    ANTH 488 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

    An intensive study of an issue or set of related issues in the discipline of anthropology. Content varies depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes. Prerequisite: None

    ANTH 490 INTERNSHIP IN CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3 - 4)

    Provides students majoring in Applied Anthropology the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with nonprofit institutions, government agencies, or private firms associated with cultural resource management. Course is eligible for continuing studies grade. Pre-requisite: None

    ANTH 499 SPECIAL PROJECTS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

    This capstone experience for Applied Anthropology majors involves the implementation of a research project under the supervision of a faculty member. The work may include primary research, a review paper, or another type of scholarly research product. This course is eligible for a continuing studies grade. Prerequisite: Permission of Program Chair.

  • APPL: Applied Psychology

    APPL 601 THE BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF BEHAVIOR (3)

    Survey of the anatomical structures and physiological processes that underlie psychological functioning. Topics include the role of the central nervous system and the sensory, endocrine and muscular systems as they contribute to the individual’s adaptations to internal and external environments. Lab fee required. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 602 PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY, ETHICS, AND LEGAL ISSUES IN THE PRACTICE OF COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Focuses on the development of professional identity, pathways to credentialing and licensure and legal and ethical Issues in professional counseling and psychology. Students examine professional organizations, credentialing bodies and the ethical codes relevant to the practice of counseling and psychology. Emphasis on ethical standards of the American Counseling Association and resolution of ethical dilemmas through the application of an ethical decision-making model. Prerequisite: This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 603 LEARNING AND COGNITION (3)

    Study of the major theories and models of human learning from both the traditional behaviorist perspective and the contemporary cognitive perspective and an experiential overview of how people acquire, store and use information. Theoretical and empirical information is applied to the understanding of human behavior in a wide variety of settings. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 604 INTERVIEWING (3)

    The interview as an informational, research and clinical tool. Interview formats and their construction, as well as the skills required for their utilization, are reviewed. The relationship of the interview to other information-gathering procedures is considered. Lab fee required. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 605 ADVANCED THEORIES OF PERSONALITY AND COUNSELING (3)

    Survey of major theories of counseling. Psychodynamic and humanistic theories of psychopathology and applications to clinical problems from each approach are included. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 606 BASIC COUNSELING TECHNIQUES (3)

    Basic skills and techniques required for conducting counseling sessions. Listening skills, initial interviewing, taking case histories, etc., are explored. Basically experiential in nature, with students practicing and evaluating counseling styles and abilities and participating in varied classroom activities such as mock counseling interviews. Lab fee required. prerequisite: APPL 605 or permission of instructor. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies.

    APPL 607 BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (3)

    Examination of theory and practice in the field of behavioral medicine, emphasizing the role of mind-body interaction in physical health and illness as well as approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of physical disease and psychophysiological dysfunction. Topics include doctor-patient communication, specific physical conditions, modification of health behavior and coping strategies. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 608 APPLIED ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES (3)

    Exploration of current procedures employed in the evaluation of behavior. Attention to the observation and interpretation of behavioral information and its relationship to choice of assessment procedures. Representative measures of intelligence, achievement, aptitude, personality and psychological motor functioning are reviewed. Lab fee required. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 609 OCCUPATIONAL STRESS AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Survey of the organizational environment that affects cognitive processes and subsequent physiological, psychological and behavioral responses affecting individual and organizational performance. Topics include the role of the person, such as biology and personality; the role of the organization, such as workplace climate and work roles; and different types of individual and organizational stress management interventions that contribute to individuals' health and well-being. Prerequisite: This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 610 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND DIAGNOSIS (3)

    Problems in the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of behavior disorders. Major attention is given to changing applied and theoretical perspectives in the light of contemporary research methodologies and findings. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 612 HUMAN RELATIONS (3)

    Examination of human interactions in work settings that impact individual mental health and organizational health and productivity. Emphasis on preventing and intervening to reduce stress, frustration, conflict and violence, sexual harassment and other social problems in the workplace by applying research in emotional intelligence, personality, social perception, communication, persuasion and teamwork.Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 613 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (3)

    Survey of the biological, psychological and social changes that accompany the developmental process. Includes a study of the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of the individual from conception to death, with special emphasis on adulthood. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 614 COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Provides an introduction to the central concepts, strategies, findings and values of community psychology to help students develop broader perspectives on individual and community functioning and well-being. Explores the interdependence of individuals and their communities and environments, with foci on social issues and policies, underserved and marginalized groups, social justice and social change, and prevention of social and mental health problems. Major emphasis is on research and interventions at the level of small groups, organizations, institutions and communities to reduce stress, enhance quality of life, prevent emotional and behavioral disorders, and empower individuals and their communities. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 615 COGNITIVE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (3)

    Covers material for three competency areas within the basic fields of psychology that are considered essential at the master’s level. Topics include biological bases of behavior, learning theories and cognition. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 616 ADVANCED TREATMENT TECHNIQUES (3)

    Acquaints students with specialized skills and treatments beyond the basic counseling techniques. Counseling techniques and treatments needed for specific populations and problem areas are discussed. Marital counseling, family counseling, sexual disorders and crisis intervention are some of the areas of focus. An overview of treatments of major mental disorders is presented. Prerequisites: APPL 605 and APPL 606 or equivalent

    APPL 617 PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT (3)

    Examines the rationale, psychometric properties and utility of some of the major personality assessments in use today. Focuses primarily on objective measures of personality, but projective measures are introduced. Emphasis is given to the professional and ethical responsibilities associated with the assessment process and to administration and interpretation procedures. Lab fee required. Prerequisites: APPL 610 and APPL 608 or satisfactory completion of undergraduate Tests and Measurements course. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 618 INTELLECTUAL ASSESMENT (3)

    Examines the theoretical background, rationale and validity of the major tests of intellectual ability in use today. Emphasis is given to the professional and ethical responsibilities associated with the assessment process and to administration and interpretation procedures. Lab fee required. Prerequisites: APPL 610 and APPL 608 or satisfactory completion of undergraduate Tests and Measurements course. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 619 PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT (3)

    Examines the rationale and validity of the more predominant intelligence tests, projective measures, interest inventories and personality measures currently in use. Focus also includes professional and ethical responsibilities associated with the assessment process and provides familiarity with administration and interpretation procedures. Lab fee required. Prerequisites: APPL 610 and either APPL 608 or undergraduate Tests and Measurements course. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 620 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Survey of basic clinical neuropsychology, focusing on the psychometric foundations of different diagnoses based on the clinical presentation of human brain dysfunction. Discusses cognitive, behavioral, emotional and social symptoms of the major neuropsychological disorders. Issues of assessment in impaired populations are addressed, including the provision of effective psychological services to the neuropsychologically impaired individual. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 621 SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING (3)

    Review of current literature regarding the prevalence, etiology, physiology, psychology, risk factors and social phenomena associated with substance (including alcohol) abuse and dependence. Emphasizes contemporary and traditional treatment methods employed by outpatient clinics and inpatient units. Prerequisite: APPL 606. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 622 GROUP COUNSELING (3)

    Introduction to the theory and practice of group psychotherapy, including consideration of history and theory as well as practical considerations and clinical techniques. Ethical considerations for therapists who lead groups are discussed. An experiential component may be incorporated into the class periods. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: APPL 606. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 623 CAREER COUNSELING (3)

    Introduces the primary theories that explain how individuals make career choices and the specific strategies the counselor can use to help the client make informed career choices. Students gain exposure to specific instruments designed to assist in career decisions. Lab fee may be required. Prerequisite: APPL 606. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 624 PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LAW (3)

    Application of the fundamental principles of psychology to facets of the legal system, including an overview of the field as well as specialized topics such as competency, commitment, psychology of juries and the psychology of evidence. Emphasis on current newsworthy topics as well as on rapidly changing controversial issues and ethical considerations. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 625 MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING (3)

    Explores the impact of social and cultural norms on several population groups, with emphasis on aging, ethnicity, gender issues and psychosexual orientation. Cultural differences and their impact on the counseling relationship are examined. prerequisites: APPL 605 and APPL 606. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 626 FAMILY THERAPY (3)

    Presents an overview of various family therapy theories and techniques, including systems theory. An integration of these techniques into the therapy process with couples and families is explored. Special attention is given to specific issues such as the impact of gender and ethnicity on a family therapeutic intervention. Sexual issues in a marriage/family context are examined. prerequisite: APPL 606. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 627 CHILD AND ADOLESCENT THERAPY (3)

    Provides an understanding of the psychological disorders of childhood and adolescence. Covers the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of disorders that typically arise in childhood or adolescence and examines the factors that contribute to their development. prerequisite: APPL 606. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 628 COLLEGE COUNSELING (3)

    Provides an understanding of the issues and psychological problems of college students and how those issues and problems are treated in the college setting. Covers the assessment and treatment of disorders that characterize young adulthood, the core knowledge and skills of college counselors and an orientation to college and university counseling centers. prerequisites: APPL 602, APPL 606 and APPL 610. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 629 SPECIAL TOPIC: TOPICS IN COUNSELING (3)

    Theoretical assumptions, techniques and effectiveness of interventions associated with behavioral and psychological problems of the aged, alcoholics, sexual deviants, criminal offenders and/or problems encountered in marriage and family situations. Specific topic may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit as course topic changes. Lab fee may be required. prerequisites: to be determined by instructor Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 631 INTERMEDIATE STATISTICS FOR BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE (3)

    The logic of hypothesis testing and assumptions underlying its use are the framework for studying analysis of variance and covariance and multiple regression. These tools are learned in the context of application to psychological research. Students learn to complete statistical analyses using a microcomputer statistical package and to interpret the results. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 632 RESEARCH METHODS FOR APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Builds on the fundamentals of research design and on knowledge of basic statistical techniques to provide a broad overview of the major research methods of applied psychological research. Students learn to frame inquiries and problems as research questions. The relative merits and drawbacks of the major research methods are explored. Students develop a research proposal to investigate an applied research question. Prerequisite: APPL 631. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only

    APPL 633 RESEARCH AND EVALUATION (3)

    Surveys methods used to investigate questions and acquire knowledge in counseling and psychology and provides students with skills necessary to critically evaluate counseling and clinical research literature. Topics include principles and techniques of qualitative and quantitative models, needs assessment, program evaluation, ethical and multicultural considerations in the research process and the role of the mental health counselor as a knowledgeable research customer. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 635 PROGRAM EVALUATION (3)

    Study of the theories, constructs and analytical skills needed to develop, implement and evaluate organizational programs and policies. Emphasis is on the research methods used to measure and track programs and their outcomes over time. prerequisites: APPL 631 and 632 or permission of program director. Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies.

    APPL 639 SPECIAL TOPICS: APPLIED STATISTICS (3)

    Study of one major statistical topic, such as multivariate statistics, structural equation modeling, meta-analysis, analysis of ordinal and categorical variables or nonparametric statistical techniques. Offered when student demand is sufficient and matches instructor interests. Topic may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit as course topic changes. Prerequisites: APPL 631, APPL 632 and permission of instructor. Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies.

    APPL 641 ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Studies how principal theories and empirical findings from research in organizational psychology are used to improve employee performance and satisfaction. Emphasizes the interactive effects of situational and individual difference variables as they influence organizational behavior. Overview includes motivation, leadership, employee morale, group dynamics and interpersonal communication. Students apply theoretical and empirical findings to solutions of work-related problems in case studies. Lab fee may be required. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 642 MOTIVATION, SATISFACTION AND LEADERSHIP (3)

    Critical and in-depth examination of the research evidence for theories of leadership and job satisfaction. Using motivation as a central concept, students gain an understanding of how group dynamics and personal, environmental and cultural factors influence organizational behaviors. Students work in teams to solve performance-related problems presented in case studies. Lab fee may be required. Prerequisite: APPL 641 or approval of program director. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 643 ADVANCED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Survey of the theoretical positions, research methodology and current findings seeking to explain how interpersonal interactions affect individual and group behavior. Consideration is given to such constructs as attitudes, attributions and cooperation. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 644 PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Overview of the area of personnel psychology. Topics include job analysis, personnel selection and placement, training and development and performance appraisal. Special attention to measurement procedures involved in personnel selection and performance appraisal. Equal employment opportunity laws and their effect on personnel practices are discussed. Lab fee may be required. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 645 PERSONNEL ASSESSMENT (3)

    Application of the technical material learned in Personnel Psychology related to assessment techniques used to select, promote and evaluate personnel. Hands-on experience with these methods, including development of the most common ones. Assessment techniques discussed may include ability tests, personality and honesty tests, drug testing, work samples, interviews, training and evaluation forms and performance appraisals. Students go through the process of developing surveys for attitude assessment. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: APPL 644 or permission of instructor. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 646 EMPLOYMENT LAW IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3)

    Review and analysis of federal laws and their application to human resource management (including employee selection, promotion, performance appraisals, discipline, termination, compensation, benefits and safety). Covers EEO, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights Acts, Americans with Disabilities Act and other antidiscriminatory legislation, as well as FLSA and OSHA. Examines legal issues such as privacy, sexual harassment, drug testing and employees’ rights versus employers’ rights. Addresses strategies for creating policy and legal concerns in a context of organizational behavior and motivation theories. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 647 TRAINING AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (3)

    Theory, findings and methods relating to how an organization ensures that its employees are equipped to accomplish its mission. Students learn about techniques to assess and implement organizational change. Through hands-on activities, they learn to develop and implement programs such as skills training, team building and management development. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 648 EMPLOYEE SELECTION (3)

    Examines testing and decision theory, legality and societal issues involved in matching individual knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics with organizational needs. Discussions include employment interviews, cognitive abilities testing, integrity and substance abuse testing, personality measures, biographical data and other procedures. Lab fee may be required. prerequisite: APPL 644. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 649 SPECIAL TOPICS: INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Studies a topic of industrial/organizational psychology of mutual interest to students and faculty that is not currently part of course offerings. Topic may vary. May be repeated for credit as course topic changes. Lab fee may be required. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 650 WORK GROUPS IN ORGANIZATIONS (3)

    Study of group dynamics in the context of organizations, focusing on the predominant psychological theories and research findings that explain the formation and development of work groups. Emphasis on learning how effective strategies and techniques can be used to enhance teamwork in organizations. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 651 JOB ANALYSIS (3)

    Survey of job analysis methodology and issues using experiential projects. Includes tools used in conducting a job analysis: data gathering techniques, legal and technical standards and the Occupational Information Network. Emphasis is on variation in approach dependent on subsequent application of the results. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 652 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND DEVELOPMENT (3)

    Survey of organizational theory and techniques used in organizational development. Topics include organizational structure and communication, sources of power, organizational culture, Lewin’s Change Model, Action Research and Schein’s Process Change. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 653 CONSULTING SKILLS (3)

    Focuses on the essential skills and abilities needed for successful consulting to organizations. Topics include business development, project management, cost estimation and report writing. Emphasizes learning techniques used for successful group presentations and developing skills for effective oral and written communication. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 654 SURVEY DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION (3)

    How to plan, design and implement surveys to assess organizational characteristics. Emphasizes how to collect and analyze survey data and present findings to the organization. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 655 PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS IN I/O PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    An opportunity to practice real-world application of the competencies acquired in the degree program. Students propose solutions to simulated or actual challenges faced by organizations and demonstrate their ability to integrate and apply broad knowledge of personnel and organizational psychology. Prerequisites: APPL 632, 642, 645 and 651. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 657 PERSONALITY AT WORK (3)

    A study of the role that personality plays in an organizational setting. Examines the construct of personality as it relates to job performance and to interpersonal relations at work. Focuses primarily on recent theory, research and findings on the effectiveness of personality in selection with an emphasis on response distortion issues. Students complete several self-report inventories to gain a personal view of how someone with his or her profile would be expected to behave in various work environments. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 658 CHANGE MANAGEMENT (3)

    Theory, findings and methods relating to how organizations manage and mismanage change. Students learn about techniques to assess and implement organizational change. Through hands-on activities, they learn to develop and implement change management programs, including skills training and team building. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 659 CROSS-CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Examines topics in organizational psychology from a cross-cultural lens, focusing on portability of Western-based theories and practices to other cultures. Topics include cultural values, methodological equivalences, intercultural training, group processes, organizational justice, work-family issues, leadership, negotiations, acculturation and expatriation/repatriation. Prerequisite: APPL 641 or permission from instructor. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only

    APPL 661 DEATH,DYING, LOSS AND GRIEF (3)

    Models of adjustment to loss and their application to counseling individuals and groups who have experienced significant loss through death, illness and injury, divorce and major life transitions. Emphasis on issues related to death and dying (including social, psychological and cultural factors that influence grieving). Also explores significant loss areas to which grief intervention perspectives and techniques can be applied. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 662 TREATMENT OF TRAUMA (3)

    Provides students with knowledge and exposure to the current approaches to treatment of trauma used by clinicians. This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists for a course in psychotherapy and treatment of mental disorders. Lab fee may be required. prerequisites: APPL 605, APPL 606 and APPL 610 or their equivalents. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only

    APPL 663 TREATMENT OF DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS (3)

    Provides students with knowledge and skills in current evidence-based approaches to treatment of depressive disorders and of more complex disorders that often present as depression, such as borderline personality disorder. Cognitive and cognitive behavioral treatments are emphasized, though other theoretical approaches are noted. The class is designed for advanced graduate students in counseling and meets the Maryland state LCPC licensure requirement for a course in psychotherapy and treatment of mental disorders. Lab fee may be required. prerequisites: APPL 605, APPL 606 and APPL 610 or their equivalents. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 664 GEROPSYCHOLOGY: PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS (3)

    Survey of the empirical data and theoretical formulations relating to the psychosocial concomitants of aging. Consideration of the interactional effects of individual, familial, social and cultural variables as they influence successful adaptation to later life. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 665 CLINICAL SUPERVISION (3)

    Advanced counseling course provides didactic preparation in clinical supervision knowledge and skills. Emphasizes ethics, supervisory relationship dynamics, models of supervision, modes of evaluation, supervision research and tools to conduct effective clinical supervision with counselor trainees. Course is approved by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as meeting the education requirement for those seeking LCPC board-approved supervisor status. Lab fee. prerequisite: two semesters of APPL 703 or APPL 708 and permission of the instructor.

    APPL 666 TREATMENT OF ANXIETY DISORDERS (3)

    Provides students with a theoretical and empirical understanding of the development, maintenance and current evidence-based treatment of anxiety and related disorders, including cultural and social justice considerations. Behavioral and cognitive-behavioral treatments are emphasized, although other theoretical approaches are discussed as well. The course is designed for advanced graduate counseling psychology students, and meets the State of Maryland LCPC licensure requirement for a course in psychotherapy and treatment of mental disorders. Prerequisites: APPL 605, 606, and 610 or their equivalents.

    APPL 700 SPECIAL TOPICS: APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Readings and discussions of topics in applied psychology. Topic may vary. May be repeated for credit as course topic changes. Lab fee may be required. prerequisites: determined by instructor. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 701 SEMINAR IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Readings and discussions of research studies and theoretical papers in areas of special interest to seminar participants. prerequisite: completion of 15 hours of Applied Psychology core courses : This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only

    APPL 702 FIELD EXPERIENCE (1 - 3)

    Supervised prior-to-practicum experience at a setting that supports preparation for a career in counseling or industrial/organizational psychology. Not a clinical experience. To earn 1 credit, a student spends approximately 60 hours at the site and provides a journal of the experience for the supervising faculty member. The requirements are agreed to in writing prior to registration by the student, supervising faculty member and on-site supervisor. A maximum of 3 credits may be applied to the degree. Course is NOT eligible for a continuing studies grade and does NOT count as part of the 60 credits required to qualify for certification by the State Board of Professional Counselors. Pass/fail grading. prerequisite: prior approval (See above.) Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 703 PRACTICUM IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Experience in the application of behavioral change methods and skills in a clinical or counseling setting. The student 1) functions as a professional under the supervision and guidance of an on-site director, and 2) attends scheduled group supervision meetings on campus several times during the course of the semester. Students must complete arrangements for the experience with the practicum coordinator in the semester preceding enrollment. Lab fee may be required. A maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward the degree. Eligible for continuing studies grade. Prerequisites: permission of instructor prior to registration and APPL 602, 605, 606 and 610. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 704 PRACTICUM IN RESEARCH (3)

    Supervised participation in experimental studies designed by either the student or an individual approved by the instructor. A maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward the degree. Eligible for continuing studies grade. prerequisites: APPL 631 and APPL 632 or equivalent and approval of instructor. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 705 PRACTICUM IN ASSESSMENT (3)

    Supervised experience in the use of assessment procedures in situations relevant to student interest and vocational goals. Students spend the equivalent of one day per week at an approved training site. A maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward the degree. prerequisites: APPL 606 and APPL 619 or APPL 645 or other appropriate coursework in assessment and approval of instructor. Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 706 PRACTICUM IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    An opportunity to gain practical experience in the application of psychology at various work settings. The work and/or field research is designed and mutually agreed upon by the student, the practicum coordinator and the workplace supervisor. Includes regular on-campus meetings. Enrollment may be limited by availability of settings. Student must complete arrangements for the experience with the practicum coordinator in the semester preceding enrollment. A maximum of 6 credits may be applied to the degree. Eligible for continuing studies grade. prerequisites: permission of instructor (prior to registration) and coursework deemed pertinent to project by practicum coordinator. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 707 PRACTICUM IN INDUSTRIAL /ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (1 - 4)

    Supervised participation in field research in applied job settings. Hands-on experience with I/O work assignments is performed and evaluated. The work and/or field research is designed by the student or senior personnel and should enhance a student’s vita/resume. Government, industry, public/community service or other settings may be generated by the instructor or the student. Setting and research/job duties must be proposed and agreed upon in writing by the student, the instructor and an authorized representative from the organization. To the extent that settings/positions must be generated by the instructor, enrollment is limited according to availability. A maximum of 6 credits may be applied toward the degree. Eligible for continuing studies grade. prerequisite: permission of instructor. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 708 INTERNSHIP IN COUNSELING (1 - 3)

    Builds upon APPL 703, Practicum in Counseling, allowing students to practice and integrate counseling skills in campus or community settings. Students accrue at least 100 hours of supervised clinical experience for each credit taken. Course meets professional counselor licensure requirements for field experience in counseling. prerequisites: APPL 703 and permission of program director. This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 779 DIRECTED STUDY IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY (1 - 3)

    The pursuit of independent work under the supervision of a faculty member. This work should relate to a topic not covered by the regular department offerings and may provide a basis for entrance into courses with special prerequisites. The student writes a proposal that is approved by the supervising faculty member and the graduate program director prior to registration. Prerequistes: completion of required core and approval prior to registration. Pass/fail grading. Eligible for continuing studies (CS) grade. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 789 RESEARCH PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT (3)

    Independent study in which the student develops a proposal for research founded in the literature and practice of applied psychology. The student must have the requisite skills for bringing the proposal to completion. The end product of the course is a research proposal that may be presented to the division as a thesis proposal. Course is NOT eligible for continuing studies grade. Pass/fail grading. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 798 CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT (1)

    Provides continuing faculty direction, academic support services and enrollment services for students who have completed all course requirements for the degree but have not completed a thesis or final project. Students continue the independent work leading to finishing the thesis or final project that is significantly under way. Course may be repeated for credit as needed. Eligible for continuing studies (CS) grade; otherwise grading is pass/fail. prerePrerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.quisite: completion of all course requirements for degree program.

    APPL 799 THESIS IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY (3 - 6)

    An independent and original research effort, supervised closely by full-time faculty. It should be founded in the literature of applied psychology. The student is expected to demonstrate an ability to formulate research questions as testable hypotheses, to analyze data using appropriate research methods and design and statistical tools, and to present the entire work in a well-written document using APA style. The number of credits is determined when the proposal is approved. Eligible for continuing studies (CS) grade; otherwise grading is pass/fail. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 801 STATISTICS FOR ASSESSMENTAND EVALUATION i (3)

    An advanced course covering statistics common to field research, including partial and semi-partial correlation, ANCOVA, and multiple regression, and statistics used with dichotomous dependent variables, including logistic regression and nonparametric procedures (e.g., Chi-square, Cohen’s Kappa, Fisher Exact test, Wilcoxon’s Matched-Pairs Signed-Rank Test). Exams and projects involve examples of field assessment with an emphasis on interpreting results calculated using SPSS. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 802 STATISTICS FOR ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION II (3)

    An advanced course covering multivariate statistcal procedures, including factor analysis, MANOVA and MANCOVA, discriminant analysis, confimatory factor analysis and causal modeling. Exams and projects involve examples of field assessment with an emphasis on interpreting results calculated via SPSS. Prerequistie: APPL 801.

    APPL 803 MEASUREMENT THEORY (3)

    An advanced course in psychometrics that focuses on understanding the internal structure of scales used primarily for measuring abilities, personality traits, interests, values, and attitudes. Emphasis is on scale construction based on True Score Theory, Generalizabilty Theory, and Item Response Theory. Theis course assumes the understanding of reliability, validity, and scaling models. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 804 ORGIZATIONAL THEORY AND DEVELOPMENT (3)

    Survey of organizational theory and techniques used in Organiza­tional Development. Topics include organizational structure and communication, sources of power, organizational culture, Lewin’s Change Model, Action Research, and Schein’s Process Change. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 805 CONSULTING SKILLS (3)

    Focuses on the essential skills and abilities needed for successful consulting to organizations. Topics include business development, project managment, cost estimation, and report writing. Emphasizes learning techniques used for successful group presentation andPrerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only. developing skills for effective oral and written communications.

    APPL 806 SURVEY DEV ELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION (3)

    Students learn how _to plan, design, and implement surveys to assess organizational characteristics. Em­phasis placed on how to collect, analyze survey data, and present findings to the organization. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 807 EXAMINATION CONSTRUCTION (3)

    An advanced course that develops skills in constructing examinations (primarily written) for employment and educational testing. Measurement theory is reviewed through data analysis projects that involve calculating estimates of reliability and validity, item difficulty and item discrimination, criterion-referencing, methods for setting cutoff scores, cross-validation, and jack-knife procedures Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 810 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS (3)

    Focuses on the predominant techniques for designing, collecting, and analyzing qualitative data. Various methods of data collection such as naturalistic observation, informal interviewing, in-depth immersion (ethnography), and focus groups are studied. Covers topics relating to content analysis, coding responses, ethical issues and comparing qualitative and quantitative measures. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 811 INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT (3)

    Focuses on assessing, interpreting, and communicating individuals’ work-related characteristics, primarily for the purpose of staffing (hiring, promotion), development (competency building, rehabilitation, ­employee counseling), and career planning. Skills in testing and interviewing are learned for the purpose of evaluating ability, personality, aptitude, and interest characteristics. Students are familiarized with standardized measures used in employment settings and learn to administer evaluate, and report results to employees and managers. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 812 GROUP PROCESS AND PROCEDURES (3)

    A study of the interpersonal interaction and task interdependence of work groups in organizations. Focus is on theory and research concerning group dynamics and teams, drawing from social psychology, organizational psychology, sociology, and organizational behavior. Topics include group leadership, motivation, interpersonal influence, group effectiveness, conformity, conflict, role behavior, and group decision making. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 813 PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL AND MANAGEMENT (3)

    A review of techniques for assessing and improving individual and group work performance. Topics include performance appraisal systems, assessment centers, structured interviews, and performance feedback and motivation. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 830 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (3)

    A course based upon faculty expertise and student interest. Representative topics include: Behavioral Prevention, The Mental Health Setting, Cross-cultural Issues, Organizational Culture and Learning, Change Models. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 840 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PROGRAM EVALUATION (3)

    Advanced topics in program evaluation methodology. Topic to be selected based on student interest. Repre­sentative topics include: Measuring Efficacy of Therapy Outcome, Time-Series Designs and Methods, Evaluation of Programs in an Elementary School Setting. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 850 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ASSESSMENT (3)

    Topical areas of interest to students relating to issues in assessment. Representa­tive topics include: Legal and Ethical Issues in Testing, Cognitive Biases in Performance Appraisals and Interviewing, Assessment of Non-Verbal Behaviors, Computerized Data Collection, and Development of Assess­ment Centers. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 897 PRACTICUM IN APPLIED ASSESSMENT (3)

    Supervised practicum experience with applied projects in public or private sector organizations. Emphasis on the development and implementation of an assessment instrument and feedback of findings to the organization. Projects will vary on a semester basis. Proposal writing and presentation skills will also be covered. Prerequisite: APPL 806 Survey Development & Implementation or consent of instructor. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL 899 DOCTORAL PROJECT (3 - 6)

    An independent and original applied empirical research project that addresses an existing problem or opportunity in an organization. It must be founded in the literature and theory of applied psychology. The student is expected to demonstrate the ability to formulate a researchable question and test it in a field setting. The student is supervised closely by a full-time faculty member. A report of the project in APA style must be submitted to the project committee for approval. Prerequisite:This course is open only to the following majors: Applied Psychology or Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies. Other majors may take this course with departmental permission only.

    APPL IRR INTER-INSTITUTIONAL COURSE (3)

    No course description available.

  • ARTS: Arts

    ARTS 101 MUSIC AND ARTS AS CRAFT (3)

    Examines the creative connections among individual imagination, artistic creation, audience reception and financial considerations, looking at the creative processes of artists such as Michelangelo, Mozart and Jackson Pollock as examples of the complex, often laborious and always evolving efforts that result in great works of art. Students talk with working artists, composers, conductors and collectors in the Baltimore area. [ART] [HAT] [AH]

    ARTS 121 WORLD MUSIC (3)

    Equips students to understand diverse world cultures through the lens of those cultures' musical lives. Students develop skills in listening perception and cultural analysis while focusing on musical traditions from Africa, Central Europe, Native American communities, Latin America, India, Indonesia and Japan. The course also presents music's basic structural elements and descriptive terminology. [ART] [HAT] [AH] [GD]

    ARTS 201 THE ARTS IN SOCIETY (3)

    An overview of the role that individual artistic expression and group artistic movements have played throughout history, with a focus on the individual and the arts, economics and the arts, and politics and the arts. [ART] [AH] [IL]

    ARTS 202 TECHNOLOGY IN THE ARTS (3)

    An exploration of ways that technology has shaped the arts throughout history, that artists have appropriated and responded to technology, that technology facilitates management of the arts and that emerging technologies continue to influence the arts. [TF]

    ARTS 230 THE ART OF FILM (3)

    A study of film as an art form. Course considers film as an artifact, made in particular ways and having a certain style and structure. Emphasis is placed on the ways film represents space and time. Laboratory fee required.

    ARTS 297 TOPICS IN THE ARTS I (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in the arts of mutual interest to students and faculty. The topic of study appears under that name in the class schedule. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Laboratory fee may be required. [ART] [HAT] [AH]

    ARTS 298 TOPICS IN THE ARTS II (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in the arts of mutual interest to students and faculty. The topic of study appears under that name in the class schedule. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Laboratory fee may be required.

    ARTS 304 ARTS AND IDEAS (3)

    An interdisciplinary study of enduring works of imagination and intellect that have contributed to the making of contemporary civilization. Examples of art, architecture and music are used to illuminate central themes in literature, philosophy and history. The cultural resources of the Balti¬more area are used wherever appropriate. [ART] [CTE] [GIK] [HAT] [AH]

    ARTS 351 THE BUSINESS OF BEING AN ARTIST (3)

    A hands-on examination of the practical skills that are required to make a living as a professional creative artist in context of the 21st-century U.S. workforce. Topics include intellectual property, artists’ agents and managers, entrepreneurial uses of the Web, leveraging social and new media, fundamentals of self-employment, grant-writing basics and complementary career tracks.

    ARTS 352 ESSENTIALS OF ARTS MANAGEMENT (3)

    Provides a broad-based view of the business of running a nonprofit arts organization in the context of the current economic environment, including grant writing, bookkeeping, marketing and management issues, event promotion and board development. prerequisite: ARTS 201 or INTA Program Director Permission

    ARTS 397 TOPICS IN INTEGRATED ARTS (3)

    Intensive exploration of arts-related topics. Content varies according to the concurrent interests of faculty and students. Specific topic is listed in the schedule of classes. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. prerequisite: none unless listed in the class schedule

    ARTS 398 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTEGRATED ARTS (3)

    Intensive exploration of arts-related topics. Content varies according to the concurrent interests of faculty and students. Specific topic is listed in the schedule of classes. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Laboratory fee may be required. Prerequisite: none unless listed in the class schedule.

    ARTS 475 INTERNSHIP IN INTEGRATED ARTS (3)

    Students apply skills and knowledge from coursework to jobs in the field of arts management or performance. Interns will meet periodically as a group to share experiences and discuss problems and successes. Eligible for continuing studies grade; otherwise, grading: pass/fail. prerequisites: senior status and permission of the program director.

    ARTS 476 SEMINAR IN INTEGRATED ARTS (3)

    Senior-level capstone seminar required of all Integrated Arts majors. Through completion of a major project, a final paper and class discussion, students will demonstrate their knowledge and skills related to the role of the arts in society; the interaction of technology and the arts; and the integration of arts production, analysis and management. prerequisite: ARTS 475

    ARTS 489 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ARTS MANAGEMENT (3)

    Consideration and completion of a special project in the area of arts management. Each student works closely with a faculty member who helps to set goals, develop a course plan and guide progress. Projects vary with individual student interests. prerequisite: permission of the program director

    ARTS 493 HONORS SEMINAR (3)

    An advanced interdisciplinary seminar that focuses on important books and issues and encourages independent thinking, clear presentation and an understanding of the concerns and methods of various disciplines. The course may be team taught; topic and instructor(s) may change from semester to semester. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Prerequisites: 3.5 GPA credit when topic changes. prerequisites: 3.5 GPA and permission of the Denit Honors Program director

    ARTS 494 HONORS PROJECT (3)

    Directed individual instruction in an advanced project of the student's choice; the project must be academically related to this discipline. Each student works closely with a faculty director who guides his/her progress. The project must be of honors quality and must be finally approved by both the faculty director and a second faculty member. Course is eligible for a continuing studies grade. Prerequisites: honors standing, 3.5 GPA and permission of both the Denit Honors Program director and the faculty director.

    ARTS 497 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTEGRATED ARTS (3)

    Intensive exploration of arts-related topics. Content varies according to the concurrent interests of faculty and students. Specific topic is listed in the schedule of classes. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Laboratory fee may be required. Prerequisite: none unless listed in the class schedule.

    ARTS IRR INTER- INSTITUTIONAL COURSE (3)

    No course description available.

  • BIOL: Biology

    BIOL 101 HUMANKIND AND THE BIOLOGICAL WORLD (3)

    Deals in a broad sense with how humans interact with, affect and are affected by other organisms. Presents an overview of the history of scientific thought, including important ¬persons, shifts in philosophy and technological innovations. Pathogenic organisms, genetic predisposition and natural immunity to disease, as well as disease treatments and cures are discussed. Addresses the ways that human activities such as hunting, commercial fishing and deforestation have had an impact on other life on Earth. [GSCI] [QQT] [BPS]

    BIOL 111 HUMAN BIOLOGY WITH LAB (4)

    Provides an overview of the structure and essential processes of the human body, including digestion, blood circulation, and the brain and senses. Human evolution, reproduction, early development and aging, and immunity to disease are discussed. The laboratory component of the course focuses on the design, practice and reporting of science. It includes exercises and experiments dealing with light microscopy, cell biology, genetics, and human anatomy and physiology. Laboratory fee required. [GSCI] [QQT] [BPSL]

    BIOL 121 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY WITH LAB (4)

    Introduction to the diversity of life on Earth. Cell structure, reproduction and chemistry are discussed. Provides an overview of the evolution, physiology and ecology of animals, plants and microbial life, including the impact of human behavior on ecosystems. The laboratory component of the course focuses on the design, practice and reporting of science. Laboratory exercises and experiments include an introduction to light microscopy; cell division; genetics; cellular respiration; photosynthesis; environmental science; and the examination of bacterial, botanical and zoological specimens. Laboratory fee required. [GSCI] [QQT] [BPSL]

    BIOL 122 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY (1)

    THIS COURSE, WITH ITS CO-REQUISITE BIOL 121, SATISFIES THE LABORATORY SCIENCE GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT. Focuses on the design, practice, and reporting of science. Laboratory exercises include an introduction to light microscopy, cell division, genetics, and the examination of bacterial, fungal, botanical, zoological specimens. Experiments expose students to physiological processes, such as cellular respiration and photosynthesis. Introduces students to ecology and environmental science and the implementation of field research Lab Fee

  • CHEM: Chemistry

    CHEM 101 CHEMISTRY AND THE MODERN WORLD (3)

    Focuses on the relationship between people and chemistry. Introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry, including the nature of matter and energy, atomic structure and chemical bonds. Addresses such subjects as the characteristics and makeup of the compounds that power automobiles and heat homes, the drugs that alleviate pain or ease depression, and the foods eaten to provide the components of the life-sustaining processes of the human body. [GSCI] [QQT] [BPS]

  • CMAT: Communications

    CMAT 130 BALTIMORE IN THE MEDIA (3)

    A study of the image of Baltimore through the lens of the media. Students analyze narrative and non-narrative films, television programs, books, short stories, websites, newspapers, magazines and blogs to gain a greater understanding of where they live and the city’s evolution from the eyes of those who record and promote its happenings. Laboratory fee may be required. [ART] [GIK] [AH]

    CMAT 201 COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY (3)

    Introduction to oral communication: interpersonal, small group and public speaking. Emphasis on accurately transmitting information, using effective strategies for informing and persuading, using effective communication techniques to work with others, and feeling at ease in front of an audience. Laboratory fee required. [CMAT] [COM] [ELECGE] [OC]

    CMAT 207 PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATION (3)

    Applied learning experience tailored to each student’s academic and career interests. Students gain applied work experience in a communication-related field. Grading: pass/fail. Note: This course does not satisfy the corporate communication internship requirement. prerequisite: permission of the program director

    CMAT 211 COMPUTER GRAPHICS: PUBLISHING (3)

    Introduction to page layout/design, illustration and presentation software. Students learn layout and design graphics for print publication and screen presentation. Laboratory fee required. prerequisite: working knowledge of MacOS

    CMAT 212 COMPUTER GRAPHICS: IMAGING (3)

    Introduction to photographic and vector based software. Students process photographs and create vector graphics for web and print distribution. Laboratory fee required. prerequisite: working knowledge of MacOS

    CMAT 215 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN (3)

    Introduces the basic principles of design—contrast, repetition, alignment and proximity—and applies them through a series of assignments. Students examine the work of famous designers, along with important design styles of the 19th and 20th centuries. Other topics include color theory, grids and the design process. [ART] [HAT] [AH]

    CMAT 216 HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN (3)

    Introduction to the history of graphic design. Addresses the difference between art and design and the roles both play in design's evolution. Areas of emphasis include historical periods, key movements, typography, significant events and pre-eminent designers [ART] [HAT] [AH]

    CMAT 231 DECODING MEDIA (3)

    Helps students develop a vocabulary and techniques for analyzing images and sounds: movies, ads, photographs, websites and more. Examines composition, color, sequencing, animation and sound and specifically how those elements alter ¬meaning. [ART] [CTE] [HAT] [AH]

    CMAT 271 INTERPRETING POP CULTURE (3)

    Interpreting Pop Culture (3) Examines various elements that define popular culture, among them the mass media, sports, fashion, restaurants and food, architecture, amusement parks and religion. Students look at ways that pop culture institutions and products both shape and reflect the larger culture. [ART] [HAT] [AH]

    CMAT 296 TOPICS IN SPEECH COMMUNICATION (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in speech communication. The topic for study appears in the class schedule. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Laboratory fee required. [CMAT] [ELECGE]

    CMAT 297 TOPICS IN DIGITAL COMMUNICATION (3)

    Intensive exploration of a specific topic related to digital communication or media studies. The topic studied appears under that name in the course registration schedule. Lab fee may be required. [AH]

    CMAT 300 PUBLIC SPEAKING (3)

    A performance-oriented examination of the principles of public communication, emphasizing theory and rhetorical structure as well as presentation. Includes critiqued in-class practice of a variety of speech forms and strategies. Laboratory fee required.

    CMAT 303 ORAL COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS (3)

    Extensive practice in presentational speaking, briefing techniques, the mechanics and dynamics of group meetings and the development of interviewing, critical listening and interpersonal communication skills. Laboratory fee required. [CMAT] [COM] [ELECGE]

    CMAT 320 ARGUMENTATION, DEBATE AND SOCIETY (3)

    Issue analysis, evidence evaluation, critical reasoning and counter advocacy. The principles of argumentation and debate are applied through student presentations and critical observation of contemporary debate in legal and legislative bodies. Laboratory fee required.

    CMAT 333 MEDIA GENRES (3)

    Analysis of the patterns and conventions of a specific type of media program (e.g., Western, science fiction, situation comedy), media artist (e.g., Hitchcock, Allen, Capra) or style (e.g., film noir). Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Laboratory fee required.

    CMAT 334 ORAL INTERPRETATION OF LITERATURE (3)

    Creative reading: the transformation of the writer’s word through the reader’s voice in expository, poetic, narrative and dramatic forms. A progression from reading to analysis to interpretation to presentation. Laboratory fee required.

    CMAT 336 PLAYS IN PERFORMANCE (3)

    Students study dramatic values, theatrical production values, and dramatic styles, and then apply that knowlege through the critical analysis of area theatrical productions. Offered as needed.

    CMAT 340 SURVEY OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATION (3)

    Organizations,consumers, and private individuals are flocking to digital communication, leaving traditional media behind. Through case studies, investigation, and projects, this course will examine the strengths and weaknesses of, differences between, and societal consequences of old and new media. Prerequisite: None

    CMAT 342 THE RHETORIC OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATION (3)

    Overview of principles, strategies, and techniques for intentional communication that occurs within particular contexts and that influence communication choices. These include audience analysis, information transfer, persuasion,and associated ethical considerations. Special attention to changes from traditional to electronic to digital media. Prerequisite: None

    CMAT 350 INTEGRATED COMPUTER GRAPHICS (3)

    Introduction to a variety of desktop publishing, graphics manipulation and presentation software and digitizing and printing hardware. Students learn to create and manipulate images and integrate graphics with text. Laboratory fee required. Students who have completed CMAT 211 and CMAT 212 may not take this course for credit.

    CMAT 352 MEDIA LITERACY (3)

    An upper-level theory course that introduces students to a variety of ways of understanding the interactions between media and culture. The course examines media content and effects, media industries, cultural perceptions and notions about how meaning is constructed in these environments.

    CMAT 353 RESEARCH METHODS IN DIGITAL COMMUNICATION (3)

    Introduction to strategies, techniques, and tools useful in communication research. Students will gain experience finding and evaluating sources, identifying theoretical frameworks, and understanding the strengths, weaknesses, and applications of various research methodologies. Prerequisite: WRIT 300. [IL]

    CMAT 355 COMMUNICATION THEORY AND LEARNING (3)

    Investigation and survey of contemporary communication theories and their application to learning through current research and literature in the field. Application to designing media programs and packages to meet specific instructional needs.

    CMAT 357 PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN (3)

    An introduction to the principles of design. The course will focus on the organization of visual space, typography, paper and color choices, visual strategies, and appropriate visual design choices for a variety of audiences. Prerequisite: Digital Communication computer graphic competency requirement. Laboratory Fee Required.

    CMAT 358 DIGITAL DESIGN (3)

    Introduction to interactive design principles, fundamental Web development concepts, and standards-based design practices that underlie digital design production for websites. Emphasis will be on how to create, manipulate, and prepare HTML and CSS-based web pages, designing effective site interfaces, appropriate typography and image use for the web, structural and content planning, the website development process and workflow, and increasing usability and functionality for enhanced user experience on the Web. Prerequisite : Digital Communication computer graphics competency requirement. Laboratory Feel [TF]

    CMAT 359 PRINT PRODUCTION (3)

    Processes and strategies for moving work from the designer's screen to the printer and finally to the audience. The course will examine the business relationship between designers and print vendors, the various stages of the printing process as it relates to digital design, and budget considerations that affect design. Students will learn to write print specifications and weigh the strengths and weaknesses of different printers and printing process. Laboratory Fee. Prerequisite : None

    CMAT 363 CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: SCREENWRITING (3)

    Intensive writing experience for students interested in writing drama for television and film. Emphasizes characterization, dialogue and plot development as well as conventions of and script formats for television and film.

    CMAT 364 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (3)

    Explores creation and manipulation of both still and video images in the digital environment. Through lectures, critiques, demonstrations, picture taking and digital manipulation exercises, students learn to shoot, edit and use a variety of digital techniques to produce material for print and Web distribution. Emphasis is placed on the development of portfolio-quality pieces. Laboratory fee required.

    CMAT 366 PRODUCING SOUND PORTRAITS (3)

    Introduction to the art and craft of audio production. Students will listen to and produce a series of short audio programs, learning the tools, techniques, and asthetics of the craft along the way.

    CMAT 368 PHOTOJOURNALISM (3)

    Problems of producing and selecting photos for print and for other visual media. The relationship between text, photographs and design. Experience in preparing photo essays that incorporate both photographs and copy. Laboratory fee required.

    CMAT 369 DIGITAL VIDEO (3)

    The use of portable video equipment for producing location and small-studio nonbroadcast presentations and the planning and management of industrial video facilities. The production context is emphasized with special attention given to public-access cable, corporate and institutional uses of video. Laboratory fee required.

    CMAT 371 MASS MEDIA AND SOCIETY (3)

    Mass media as a vital force in contemporary society. The impact of television, film, music, advertising and other media on our economic, political and social systems. Evaluation of means to effect creative solutions to social problems via media use. A study of current controversies and research. Laboratory fee may be required.

    CMAT 381 REPRESENTING REALITY: NEWS AND DOCUMENTARY (3)

    Examination of the process, problems and techniques of gathering and presenting information. Moving from a historical context, the course looks at the lines between news, documentary and propaganda; the forces that shape and influence the presentation of information; difficulties in determining objectivity; and contemporary issues relating to reality programming. Balancing theory and analysis are hands-on newsgathering and production activities. Laboratory fee may be required.

    CMAT 391 PUBLIC RELATIONS STRATEGIES (3)

    Students will learn the strategies and tactics ( traditional and digital) that public relations specialists use to build relationships, manage brand reputations, and tell brand stories. These include situation and audience analysis, as well as media mix and dealing with clients. Special attentions will be given to maximizing visibility via social media. Prerequisite: None

    CMAT 392 MEDIA BRANDING (3)

    In depth exploration of marketing and brand identity. Students explore successful historic and current campaigns, scrutinize media outlets for best brand penetration, and create and present their own brand identity campaign. Special emphasis is on digital and global marketing through social media. Prerequisite: Computer Graphics Competency Requirement.

    CMAT 407 INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATION (3)

    Students apply skills and knowledge from coursework to jobs in the field of corporate communication. Grading: pass/fail. Course is eligible for a continuing studies grade. prerequisites: senior status and permission of the program director

    CMAT 451 COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (3)

    Development of communication technologies, from mechanical, electrical, and wired to digital, wireless, and interactive. The course will keep students abreast of current practices, evolution and changes in interpersonal, mass and social media, focusing on technical development, economic and political factors, potential applications and societal impact. [TF]

    CMAT 453 MEDIA AND COMMUNITY (3)

    An introduction to the ways that communications media shape people’s perceptions of communities, ways that citizens can use various media to change those perceptions and ways to strengthen communities through increased and broader-based communication. Students examine case studies, learn basic techniques of producing messages in a variety of media and propose solutions to problems in their own communities by utilizing those media.

    CMAT 454 MAGAZINE DESIGN (3)

    A study of design strategies, techniques, and decisions for company, trade, mass-market (consumer), print and digital magazines. The course also examines the contributions of each department and relationships among major staff positions. Students will conceive of, and design, a new print of digital magazine. Prerequisite: CMAT 357 Principles of Design. Laboratory fee required.

    CMAT 455 HYPERMEDIA (3)

    An introductory survey of the many types of hypermedia, multimedia and other means of nonlinear writing now available in fiction, education and business. Combines theory and hands-on experience in the reading and composition of hypermedia and Web sites. Students explore the position of this new technology/language in contemporary culture.

    CMAT 456 MULTIMEDIA DESIGN AND PRODUCTION (3)

    The conceptualization and production of multimedia design. After studying the fundamentals of interactivity, students learn to digitize sound and video, integrate these elements with graphic design and written text, develop prototypes and examine various interactive software applications. Application of problem-solving techniques to the corporate environment and media applications. Laboratory fee required.

    CMAT 457 ADVANCED PRINT DESIGN (3)

    An advanced design course emphasizing the integration of typography and images in a series of projects of moderate and increasing complexity. Building on the foundation learned in CMAT 357, this course will focus on critical thinking and execution of ideas for a variety of audiences. Prerequisite: CMAT 357. Laboratory Fee.

    CMAT 458 PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3)

    An upper-level introduction to the skills and concepts necessary for the administration of a communications department of creating a freelance business. Topics include creation of a business identity, production planning and control, market and cost analysis, project proposals, estimating and billing forms and procedures, managing a real-world project, client presentations, organizational theory, legal and tax issues, and wiring a business plan.

    CMAT 459 ADVANCED DIGITAL DESIGN (3)

    This course buids upon the skills and fundamental Web design concepts introduced in CMAT 358 Digital Design. Studentw will learn advanced standards techniques and design skills and strategies for building complex websites and mobile applications. prerequisite : CMAT 358 Digital Design. Laboratory Fee.

    CMAT 469 ADVANCED AUDIO VIDEO PRODUCTION (3)

    Advanced techniques and experience in planning, producing, and editing audio and video presentations. Prerequisite: CMAT 369 or the equivalent; or permission of the instructor Laboratory fee.

    CMAT 475 MEDIA CRITICISM (3)

    Examination and application of the criteria for critically analyzing film, video and audio. Evaluation of the role of the critic and critical publications. Students compose and present critical reviews.

    CMAT 480 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT (3)

    After articulating their professional goals—for example, as writers, designers, videographers or public relations specialists—students determine which of the materials they have created in the past will contribute positively to their portfolios and revise and improve those pieces. They determine what additional items their portfolios need and create them from scratch. Finally, they develop strategies for applying and interviewing for professional positions. Laboratory fee required. Note: Students entering this class must have a pre-existing body of work from which to draw. prerequisite: permission of the program director

    CMAT 485 SEMINAR IN DIGITAL COMMUNICATION (3)

    Capstone experience for digital communication majors. Students will complete a theoretical or applied project in their declared area of specialization and will include the product itself, appropriate documentation, and a reflective essay. Students will present the work to the faculty and other students in the major. They will also develop portfolios of their work and professional resumes. Prerequisite: Completion of the Digital Communications core ( or to be simultaneously enrolled in final core classes), senior status and permission from program director . Laboratory fee may apply.

    CMAT 489 DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY (3)

    Consideration and completion in depth of a special topic or project in communication. Each student works closely with a faculty member who helps set goals, develop a course plan and guide progress. The project must be carefully planned and have approval of the instructor involved and the program director. prerequisite: permission of both the instructor and the program director

    CMAT 493 HONORS SEMINAR: (3)

    An advanced interdisciplinary seminar that focuses on important books and issues, encourages independent thinking, clear presentation, and an understanding of the concerns and methods of various disciplines. The course may be team taught; topic and instructor(s) may change from semester to semester. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Prerequisites: 3.5 GPA and permission of the Honors Director.

    CMAT 494 HONORS PROJECT (3 - 6)

    Directed individual instruction in an advanced project of the student’s choice; the project must be academically related to this discipline. Each student works closely with a faculty director who guides his/her progress. The project must be of honors quality and must be finally approved by both the faculty director and a second faculty member. Course is eligible for a continuing studies grade. prerequisites: 3.5 GPA and permission of both the Denit Honors Program director and the faculty director

    CMAT 497 SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATIONS (3)

    Intensive exploration of communication-related topics that are of mutual interest to faculty and students. Content varies according to the concurrent interests of faculty and students. The topic for study appears in the class schedule. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Laboratory fee required. prerequisite: determined by topic

  • COSC: Computer Science

    COSC 100 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES (3)

    An introduction to computer hardware and software and their uses. Introduces students to how computers, networks and the Internet work, how they impact our lives and the ethical implications of information technologies. Hands-on experience with a variety of computer applications, including spreadsheet, presentation, database application and Internet tools. Laboratory fee required. [COSC] [ELECGE] [TF]

    COSC 150 INTRODUCTION TO GAME DESIGN (3)

    Covers beginning concepts in game studies, theory and non-digital game design. Topics will be applied to the production of game and simulation development projects. Note: Additional lab time outside of class may be required to complete course projects. Lab fee required.

    COSC 151 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING I (3)

    A fundamental programming course focused on developing computational skills in problem-solving, algorithm development and program design, and principles of good programming. Topics include program flowcharting, pseudo-coding, input / output techniques, control structures, data types, modularization, procedures and file handling. A high-level programming language will be introduced and used throughout the course to supplement the theoretical foundations. prerequisite: none [TF]

    COSC 155 INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES: MASTERING THE BASICS (3)

    Provides an introduction to the Internet, as well as technologies used to generate and maintain Web pages, such as FTP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and XML. Note: Additional lab time outside of class may be required to complete course projects. Laboratory fee required.

    COSC 160 GRAPHICS FOR GAME DESIGN (3)

    Introduces 2-D computer graphics, including image generation, capture and processing. Particular emphasis on applications to interactive multimedia and computer game design. Provides basis for further study in 3-D graphics. Note: Additional lab time outside of class may be required to complete course projects. Laboratory fee required.

    COSC 210 COMPUTER HARDWARE / SOFTWARE SUPPORT (3)

    Introduces students to the architecture and hardware components of modern computing systems such as PCs, servers and portable/mobile devices. Topics include hardware components and peripherals, installation, configuration and upgrading, diagnosing and troubleshooting, safety and preventive maintenance, portable systems, installation and optimization of system software, and basic networking. Course materials also prepare students for the vendor-neutral CompTIA A+ industry certification exam. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: None

    COSC 212 INTRODUCTION TO LINUX (3)

    Provides the conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to work with the current distributions of the Linux operating system. Topics include open source software, Linux installation and system software, common commands, tools and utilities, file systems management, basic administration, process management, network and service configurations, application installation and writing of simple shell scripts. Course materials prepare students for the vendor-neutral CompTIA Linux + industry certification exam. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: None

    COSC 250 GAME SCRIPTING (3)

    Advances a student's knowledge of game software design by examining advanced functions, variable types, software design tools and programming concepts. Expands upon materials covered in COSC150: Introduction to Game Design while also introducing students to more complex types of data and programming structures. Introduces students to the software design process and focuses on developing good software design habits as well as advanced knowledge of programming techniques. By the end of the course, students are able to implement more fully their game design ideas in a software prototype. Lab fee required Prerequisite: COSC 150 or equivalent.

    COSC 251 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING II (3)

    Introduces the syntax of an object-oriented language and teaches object-oriented programming concepts and design. To teach these concepts, the course presents an object-oriented programming language such as Java, C#, or C++, while developing problem-solving and algorithm design skills. Lab fee required. prerequisite: COSC 151 or equivalent

    COSC 260 INTRODUCTION TO 3D GRAPHICS (3)

    Introduces students to modeling,texturing, lighting, rendering and simple animation using industry-standard tools. Provides a foundation for further work with sophisticated 3-D imaging tools. Additional lab time outside of class may be required to complete course projects. Lab fee required. prerequisite: COSC 160, CMAT 212 or equivalent.

    COSC 297 TOPICS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (3)

    Explores issues, concepts and methods in computer science. Content varies depending upon the interest of faculty and students Course may be repeated when topic changes.

    COSC 310 FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER NETWORKS (3)

    An introduction to computer networks, including network operating system concepts. Topics include network components, layered network architectures, topologies, network protocols, Ethernet, wireless transmission, local area networks, wide area networks, switching and routing, network configuration and troubleshooting. Course also prepares students for CompTIA's Network+ certification exam. Lab Fee required. Prerequisite : COSC 210 or equivalent

    COSC 312 ADMINISTERING AND SUPPORTING A NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEM (3)

    Prepares students to install, configure, administer and troubleshoot the current version of Microsoft Windows Server network operating system. Topics include setting up user and group accounts; securing network resources; auditing resources and events; monitoring network resources; backing up and restoring data; managing system policies, file systems and fault tolerance; interoperating between network operating systems; implementing network clients and directory replication; managing/ implementing disaster recovery; and troubleshooting. Lab fee required. prerequisite: COSC 310

    COSC 315 PROGRAMMING FOR INTERACTIVE DESIGN (3)

    An introduction to object-oriented computer programming framed in the technical aspects of game programming. The course covers variables, control structures, functions, arrays, data types, classes, inheritance and polymorphisms. Students apply these concepts to build a series of small games. Laboratory fee required. Prerequisite: COSC 250 or equivalent and Simulation and Game Design major.

    COSC 320 GAME CONCEPT AND DESIGN (3)

    An introduction to major genres, technologies and theories underlying contemporary computer games and to the business and economics of game design. Builds technical understanding as well as historical and cultural perspective in which games are seen as more than escapist entertainment. Students analyze and critique classic and contemporary games of various kinds, learning basics of interactive authoring and play design by building game levels, modifications and other applied projects. Lab fee required. COSC 150 and COSC 250, or equivalent.

    COSC 324 DESIGNING FOR HUMANS (3)

    Introduces key concepts of human/computer interaction, including how humans interact with technology to find and process information. It also introduces the concepts of systematic software testing to students of applied information technology and students of interactive simulation and computer gaming. Students learn principles of interface and software construction and apply them to practical problems of software or game evaluation in the process of learning principles that underlie good interaction and play design. Readings cover theory of human/computer interaction, interaction design and usability testing. Laboratory fee required. [IL]

    COSC 330 GAMES FOR LEARNING (3)

    Conveys the skills necessary for students to begin a career in instructional video game design. Expands on previous game design courses but focuses on the creation of serious games for adult and child learning. At the end of the course, students design, develop and test a working prototype of a video game for learning. Lab fee required. prerequisite: COSC 150 or equivalent, by permission of the program director

    COSC 332 FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER SECURITY (3)

    Introduces students to core principles and practices in computer and network security. Covers the fundamentals of computer/network security including general security concepts; threats and vulnerabilities; application, data and host security; access control and identity management; basics of cryptography; and compliance and operational/organizational security. Current topics in computer security such as cloud computing security and application programming development security also are discussed. Course materials prepare students for the vendor-neutral CompTIA Security+ industry certification exam. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: COSC 210 or equivalent. [GD]

    COSC 351 OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING (3)

    Introduces abstract data types, as well as generic classes and methods, complexity and algorithms. It also focuses on the design and implementation of object-oriented data structures. The course is based on an object-oriented programming language such as Java, C#, or C++. Proficiency in an object-oriented programming language is required. Lab fee required. prerequisite: COSC 251 or equivalent . [TF]

    COSC 356 DATABASE SYSTEMS (3)

    Introductory course to database design and implementation. Topics include modeling using Entity-Relationship (E-R) diagrams, query formulation with Structured Query Language (SQL), database planning and design, normalization, creating and maintaining a database administration. Basic concepts of the relational data model and SQL are discussed in detail. Students plan, design and test a relational database and associated application components. They also obtain hands-on experience using a current version of Microsoft SQL Server Database Management System or another system. Lab fee required.. Prerequisite: COSC 251.

    COSC 370 LEVEL DESIGN (3)

    Builds on an existing understanding of game design concepts, scripting and 3-D asset creation and provides students with the opportunity to apply this to advanced level design utilizing professional tool sets. Projects are team based and emulate industry best practices using a current 3-D game engine. lab fee required, prerequisites: COSC 150, COSC 250, and COSC 260 or their equivalents

    COSC 390 GAME JOURNALISM (3)

    Focuses on building the reporting and writing skills needed to write game reviews and other video game-related news articles. Students regularly practice writing game-related pieces and develop their critical analysis skills through peer review; they are expected to learn through practice, peer review and review of existing published works. Topics covered include: What is journalism and how does game journalism differ? How do the elements of video games translate to written works, and how does one translate game concepts to a general reading audience? Lab fee required. prerequisite: COSC 150 or equivalent

    COSC 401 THE TCP/IP PROTOCOL SUITE (3)

    Introduces students to the TCP/IP suite of communication protocols. Topics include fundamentals, basic and advanced IP addressing, TCP/IP routing, TCP/IP name resolution, TCP/IP tools, dynamic P/IP configuration tools, WINS, NetBIOS, Internet/intranet services, printing and RAS, network management, and monitoring and troubleshooting. Laboratory fee required. prerequisite: COSC 310

    COSC 402 INTERACTIVE NARRATIVE (3)

    Covers advanced principles of creating interactive narrative experiences, from creative writing to storyboarding and interaction design. Focuses on examples of successful and experimental interactive narrative from across media, including video games,electronic literature, interactive fiction and gamebooks. lab fee required. prerequisite: COSC 150

    COSC 405 THE BUSINESS OF GAME DEVELOPMENT (3)

    Examines the past, present and future of the video game industry, with an emphasis on business organizations and practices that have evolved along with the medium. Particular attention is given to opportunities and requirements for new ventures in games and other areas of interactive design. Laboratory fee required.

    COSC 407 SOCIAL MEDIA AND GAMES (3)

    Examines games and simulations as systems designed for common use and collaboration and the ways non-game social media can promote markets for digital entertainment. Theoretical approaches are compared to current implementations and tested in one or more limited practical experiments. Laboratory fee required. Prerequisite: WRIT 300

    COSC 408 HISTORY OF VIDEO GAMES (3)

    This course surveys the history of video games, from the first experiments in the decades following World War II, to the current era of consoles and network games. Despite being a relatively recent medium, video games have already undergone significant evolution from their earliest roots. We will be examining these transformations in terms of art, narrative, graphics, audio and game mechanics. Throughout the course, we will position these trends within the cultural roles games have played and speculate on the future of the form. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: WRIT 300

    COSC 410 3-D MODELING (3)

    Improves an existing understanding of 3-D modeling, texturing and animation for interactive simulation applications, including scenic and character design for computer games. Practical assignments allow students to advance skills in industry-standard programs (e.g., 3D Studio and Maya). Readings, critical examples and visits from industry experts provide broader contexts for skills. Laboratory fee required. prerequisite: COSC 260

    COSC 412 UNIX / LINUX ADMINISTRATION (3)

    Students develop skills required to administer the Unix /Linux operating systems. Topics include installing and configuring a popular distribution, common tools and utilities, file system administration, user and group management, network / Internet service configuration, user and system security, shell scripting, kernel configurations, interoperability with Windows, back-up and storage, and troubleshooting. Lab fee required. prerequisite: COSC 212, COSC 251 and MATH 201.

    COSC 414 Audio Integration in Games and Simulations (3)

    Concentrates on the design of sound elements for use in computer games and other forms of interactive simulation. Practical design exercises based on standard production software and popular game engines are combined with theoretical readings, critical studies and visits from industry experts. Laboratory fee required.

    COSC 418 DESIGN OF MULTIPLAYER GAMES (3)

    Examines the design principles and challenges underlying games and interactive simulations designed to be used collaboratively or in situations of simultaneous use, from multiplayer console games to massively multiplayer Internet games and their associated virtual communities. Assignments include development of modules or levels for popular multiplayer games and systematic study of Internet game communities. Laboratory fee required.

    COSC 420 3D PRODUCTION (3)

    Builds on 3-D design concepts learned in COSC 260: Introduction to 3-D Graphics and COSC 410: 3-D Modeling to explore cutting-edge, industry-standard techniques for the creation of 3-D game graphics and animation. Projects focus on emerging technologies and practices and on optimization of models for real-time simulations. Students are required to apply creatively an advanced understanding of 3-D modeling to portfolio- quality work. Additional lab time outside of class may be required to complete course projects. Prerequisite: COSC 260 and COSC 410 or their equivalents

    COSC 424 INTERACTION DESIGN FOR GAMES (3)

    Advances a student's knowledge of game software design by examining interaction and interface design concepts as they relate to game design. Introduces students to human-computer interaction concepts pertaining to game design through the examination of input devices, on-screen displays, feedback to the user, and usability research. Students demonstrate their knowledge by generating game interfaces and interaction design that involves developing and user-testing a prototype game during the semester. Lab Fee Required. prerequisite: COSC 324

    COSC 430 LEGAL ISSUES IN HIGH TECHNOLOGY CRIME (3)

    Examines the general regulations, general and computer-related law, and ethics and business policies, associated with high technology crime. Areas of major focus include description of legal issues facing management and administration, traditional search and seizure as well as privacy issues, manager and supervisor responsibilities, criminal issues and definitions, chain of custody and ethical considerations. Problem-oriented course that focuses on applying the holdings of cases and analyses of statutes to different criminal fact patterns. prerequisite : none

    COSC 432 INFORMATON ASSURANCE (3)

    Provides an introduction to the various technical and administrative aspects of information security and assurance. Discusses the foundation for understanding the key issues associated with protecting information assets, determining the levels of protection and response to security incidents, and designing a consistent, reasonable information security system with appropriate intrusion detection and reporting features. Ethical, legal and professional issues in information security are also discussed. Students develop familiarity with research and information resources to forecast emerging problems and strategies in this area. Laboratory fee required. prerequisite: COSC 310 and COSC 332

    COSC 433 NETWORK SECURITY (3)

    Deals with the conceptual and technological aspects of network security. The course begins with a review of various forms of network attacks, including scanning, exploits and denial-of-service attacks. It discusses the role of major networking devices, including routers, firewall technology and servers, in establishing a secure network. It provides a comprehensive overview of building and maintaining firewalls in a business environment. It discusses how to make an intelligent choice of firewall technology and firewall planning/design and presents basic firewall troubleshooting. It also covers security policy development, authentication, encryption, VPNs and IDSs. Laboratory fee required. prerequisite: COSC 310 and COSC 332

    COSC 434 WEB AND DATABASE SECURITY (3)

    Introduces the security challenges and threats in database/Web-based systems. Students learn how to describe and apply security principles and technologies and how to implement them across various database/Web systems. In addition, advanced topics related to database/ Web systems such as e-commerce security, security problems in data warehousing and data mining are introduced. Lab fee required. Pre-requisite: COSC 155, COSC 332, and COSC 356.

    COSC 435 DIGITAL FORENSICS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (3)

    Introduces students to computer forensics and investigation and examines the digital footprints left behind by the use or misuse of computer systems and networks. Exposes students to current techniques, tools and best practice in securing, collecting, processing, examining and presenting digital evidence. Lab fee required. prerequisite: COSC 310 and COSC 332.

    COSC 440 FRONTIERS OF GAME DESIGN (3)

    Focuses on one or more emerging technologies or practices likely to shape the video game industry in the next three to five years. Students both investigate the history and rationale of the innovation and develop practical experiments or proofs of concept indicating possible applications. Laboratory fee required. COSC 250 or COSC 315 or equivalent, and Simulation and Digital Entertainment (SDE) major.

    COSC 450 SDE INTERNSHIP (3)

    Provides students with hands-on work experience in applied simulation and game development. Students may arrange placement with an external organization, subject to written approval by the instructor and an official of the organization. Alternatively, students may participate in an in-house project managed by the instructor. In the latter case, students attend regular class meetings as part of their project work. Laboratory fee required.

    COSC 451 OBJECT-ORIENTED ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (3)

    Presents concepts and techniques in the development of robust design models and of applications of the United Modeling Language to fundamental object-oriented analysis and design concepts, including architecture, objects, classes, components, relationships, and supporting diagrams. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: COSC 351

    COSC 452 Internship in Simulation and Digital Entertainment: Production and Design (3)

    Internship course intended to give students professional experience in software reliability and play testing in computer games and other areas of applied interactive simulation. Students are assigned projects in area industries or in an on-campus development facility to be developed with local companies. Laboratory fee required.

    COSC 453 ADVANCED WEB DEVELOPMENT (3)

    Presents a detailed study of the methods and technologies for building highly interactive websites and other Web-based applications. Principles for building websites that exhibit usability, security and maintainability are presented. Students learn scripting, coding and utilizing website development tools to enhance the performance and functionality of a website. Technologies such as HTML5, XML and Ajax are introduced. Requires students to build multiple Web pages and implement a major website/ Web application in phases. Lab fee required. prerequisites: COSC 155 or its equivalent and COSC 351

    COSC 456 ADVANCED DATABASE SYSTEMS (3)

    Covers advanced topics in database systems, intended to help students understand storage and indexes, query processing and optimization, transaction management, concurrency control, database administration and security, data warehousing concepts, OLAP and data mining, and distributed database and replication. Lab fee required. prerequisite: COSC 356

    COSC 457 MOBILE APPLICATIONS PROGRAMMING (3)

    Introduces students to mobile application programming and provides an understanding of the underlying wireless architecture and infrastructure in native environments. Discusses various aspects of mobile applications and design patterns, and students gain hands-on development experience with at least one mobile platform. Lab fee required. prerequisite: COSC 351 or equivalent.

    COSC 460 GAMES, SIMULATIONS, AND SOCIETY (3)

    Examines the nature of games and how they are framed by and impact individuals and groups. Topics include scholarly work on online economies and community building, fan cultures and their creative reworking of game content, the role of play in human culture and the relationships between online and offline identity, as well as psychological facets of games. Laboratory fee required.

    COSC 461 IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3)

    Introduces the concepts and practices associated with IT project management and helps students understand how successful IT projects are effectively managed so that projects are completed on time, within budget and meeting customer's needs. Teaches students the key processes, from project initiation to project closure. Students gain working experience with the latest versions of the most popular project management software and tools available to project managers. Lab fee required. prerequisites: none

    COSC 469 GAME DEVELOPMENT PROJECT I (3)

    Constitutes the first part of the capstone experience in the Simulation and Digital Entertainment major. Students work through design assignments to practice project management and team coordination. They also research and propose individual project concepts, some of which are selected for group development as the final course project and for further work in Game Development Project II. Laboratory fee required. prerequisites: Simulation and Game Design major with senior status

    COSC 470 GAME DEVELOPMENT PROJECT II (3)

    Provides the capstone experience for students in the Simulation and Digital Entertainment major. Working with faculty and visiting industry experts, students propose a concept for a computer game or applied interactive simulation, developing that concept over the course of the semester through several stages of specification and prototyping. Theoretical readings and critical studies of existing games provide insight and context. Final prototypes are presented publicly at the end of the course. Lab fee required. prerequisite: COSC 469 and Simulation and Game Design major with senior status. [OC]

    COSC 477 COMMUNITY -FOCUSED GAME DESIGN (3)

    Students collaborate with the community to build a game focused on solving a problem or addressing a community need. Possible projects can incorporate a range of digital and communication skill sets and might include physical games (card,board), alternate or augmented reality, browser-based games, simulations or other forms as appropriate to the project. Lab fee required. prerequisite: COSC 150

    COSC 490 PRACTICUM IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (3)

    Provides students with hands-on work experience in applied information technology. Students may arrange placement with an external organization, subject to written approval by the instructor and an official of the organization. Alternatively, students may participate in an in-house project managed by the instructor. In the latter case, students attend regular class meetings as part of their project work. Laboratory fee required. prerequisites: COSC 461 and at least 3 courses in the student's chosen track [OC]

    COSC 493 HONORS SEMINAR (3)

    An advanced interdisciplinary seminar that focuses on important books and issues, encourages independent thinking, clear presentation, and an understanding of the concerns and methods of various disciplines. The course may be team taught; topic and instructor(s) may change from semester to semester. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Prerequisites: 3.5 GPA and permission of the Honors Director

    COSC 494 HONORS PROJECT (3 - 6)

    Directed individual instruction in an advanced project of the student’s choice; the project must be academically related to this discipline. Each student works closely with a faculty director who guides his/her progress. The project must be of honors quality and must be finally approved by both the faculty director and a second faculty member. Course is eligible for a continuing studies grade. Laboratory fee may be required. prerequisites: 3.5 GPA and permission of both the Denit Honors Program director and the faculty director

    COSC 497 TOPICS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in computer science of mutual interest to faculty and students. Content varies according to the current interests of faculty and students. The topic for study appears under that name in the class schedule. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Laboratory fee required.

    COSC 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1 - 3)

    The pursuit of independent study under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. The number of credits to be earned is determined by the supervising faculty member before the study begins. Students may earn up to 3 credits for this independent study. Laboratory fee required. prerequisite: varies; see class schedule or instructor

    COSC 789 SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (3)

    One or more specific topics in computer science or its applications may be studied by advanced students. Topics arise from mutual interests of faculty and students. May be repeated if topic differs. Lab fee required.

    COSC 790 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1 - 3)

    Problem-solving project, programming project and/or independent research in some aspect of computer science. The topic and number of credits vary with individual student interest and the extent of study. Prior to registration, students submit a written proposal with the consent and advice of a full-time faculty member, who approves it and agrees to supervise the study. Lab fee required.

  • CWPA: Creative Write/Publishing Arts

    CWPA 610 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLICATIONS SOFTWARE (3)

    An introduction to graphics and visual communication principles. This course covers the manipulation of graphic form to convey meaning, strategies for idea generation and development of unique concepts, and the designer's role as visual storyteller. Students explore fundamental design principles through digital visual communication projects.

    CWPA 620 CREATIVITY: WAYS OF SEEING (3)

    Exploration of the creative process, relationships between written and visual expression, sources of inspiration and forms of publishing. Through a series of weekly projects, design experiments and innovative models, students develop new ways of seeing and deepen their understanding of creative expression. Team-taught by a creative writer and a book artist or graphic designer, the course offers a collaborative setting that acknowledges important connections between form and function, materials and subject, and tradition and innovation. Lab fee required.

    CWPA 622 FICTION WORKSHOP (3)

    Exploration of the uses and values of narrative. Combines practice in writing narratives with analysis of the nature and methods of narrative art.

    CWPA 623 POETRY WORKSHOP (3)

    An opportunity to write poetry in a workshop setting. Students write a new poem every week and experiment with a variety of styles, from traditional forms to free verse and spoken word. Students read and study poems by contemporary authors and critique one another's work in order to develop their sense of craft.

    CWPA 626 LITERARY NONFICTION WORKSHOP (3)

    Experimentation in writing various kinds of nonfiction, such as personal essays, travel essays, profiles, culture criticism, memoirs and essay reviews. Focus is on the use of literary techniques within the context of the form’s traditions and contemporary innovations.

    CWPA 627 MEMOIR WORKSHOP (3)

    An opportunity to write a memoir. Students read and study memoirs by contemporary authors to become more familiar with the many possibilities available to writers working in this form. Focus is on issues relevant to the writing of memoir, including craft and techniques, memory and truth-telling, and interior and exterior significance.

    CWPA 628 SCREENWRITING (3)

    Students analyze and write entertainment-oriented scripts for television and film. Emphasizes plot and character development, dialogue, writing for the eye and the ear and following industry script and program conventions.

    CWPA 651 TYPE AND DESIGN FOR CREATIVE WRITERS (3)

    Exploration of the fundamentals of typographic form and function with specific application to literary publishing. The course examines type design and family classification of type and their characteristics as well as organization of visual space and other basic design principles. Lab fee required. prerequisite: knowledge of Adobe lnDesign and Photoshop

    CWPA 720 ADVANCED WRITING WORKSHOP (3)

    Encourages the thoughtful analysis of craft and language in published works to help students develop as writers. Students see their manuscripts through the drafting process, from idea to revision. Through in-person and online workshops, students provide critical feedback on the fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction of their peers. Student establish a set of creative goals for themselves, propose a research project based on those goals, and present the results of their project to their classmates.

    CWPA 752 CREATIVE WRITING: SPECIAL TOPICS (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in creative writing of special interest to faculty and students. Content varies according to specific interests and trends in creative writing. Possible topics include narrative poetry, gothic or romance novels and stories, detective and mystery fiction and marketing small press books. Specific topic is listed in the schedule of classes. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Lab fee may be required.

    CWPA 753 PUBLISHING ARTS: SPECIAL TOPICS (3) (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in print publishing, electronic publishing and book arts of special interest to faculty and students. Content varies according to specific interests and trends in publishing arts. Specific topic is listed in the schedule of classes. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Lab fee may be required.

    CWPA 761 TEACHING WRITING (3)

    This course will teach students how to teach writing. It will focus on pedagogical strategies, course planning, and classroom management, and will introduce students to the theory and scholarly debates surrounding these topics. The course will accomplish its goals through readings, discussion, and applied and experiential learning. Prerequisite: None.

    CWPA 775 INTERNSHIP (3)

    Direct experience working in the field of creative writing. Internship opportunities include working for presses, literary agencies, publishers and literary arts organizations, as well as teaching. Eligible for continuing studies grade. May be repeated for credit if the internship is different. Prerequisite: Permission of program director

    CWPA 778 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PUBLISHING ARTS (1 - 3)

    Production project in an area related to the M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program. Topics vary with individual student interest. Lab fee required. prerequisite: permission of program director

    CWPA 779 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CREATIVE WRITING (1 - 3)

    Research or writing in an area related to the M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program. Topics vary with individual student interest. prerequisite: permission of program director

    CWPA 780 BOOK ARTS (3)

    Hands-on course in which students produce a variety of small literary publications. They serve as editors and designers as well as writers. Also introduces students to book arts, teaching book structure, construction and binding. Lab fee required.

    CWPA 781 ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING (3)

    Exploration of ways for creative writers to write and publish on the Web. Students analyze electronic literary publications, write and produce their own literary Web publications and gain an understanding of the opportunities available to them in electronic publishing. Lab fee required.

    CWPA 782 CREATING THE JOURNAL (3)

    Exploration of processes involved in creating a print journal, from choosing manuscripts to designing and publishing. As a result of participating in the editing process, students gain insight into their own writing, develop their own aesthetic and see how editors make selections. Lab fee required.

    CWPA 783 PRINT PUBLISHING (3)

    How to place creative writing for publication. Topics range from writing a cover letter to finding agents to handling rejection. Students work independently, analyze current print and online publications and develop an extensive and annotated list of appropriate places for their work to appear. Before manuscripts are submitted for publication, they are critiqued by the class.

    CWPA 786 EXPERIMENTAL FORMS (3)

    Examination of selected works that challenge our conventional assumptions about language and form. Emphasis on new forms that re-imagine traditional genres of writing and blur the boundaries between poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Students explore possibilities for appropriating and subverting conventional uses of language as well as mixing and creating new forms in their own writing.

    CWPA 787 SEMINAR IN LITERATURE AND WRITING (3)

    Combining traditional scholarship and creative writing, the course begins with a close study of a seminal literary work or group of works, to be chosen by the instructor. Students explore the nature of these texts per se and how they relate to both current and past literature and to the students’ own work. A final written project integrates original research and the creative interpretation of the ideas developed from reading and discussion.

    CWPA 788 INTERNATIONAL WRITING WORKSHOP (3)

    Focuses on reading the work of writers from around the world, most of it in translation. At the same time, students will explore new subjects and approaches to their own writing. Prerequisite: None

    CWPA 796 MFA THESIS I (3)

    Opportunity to focus intensively on creative writing in a particular genre. Students may revise and edit previously written work as well as create new work, aimed at publication. In addition to expanding and refining their own work, students critique each other's work. A substantial essay focusing on another writer's work or on a topic related to their interests and concerns as writers is also required. prerequisite: two writing workshops in the same genre and permission of the program director

    CWPA 797 THESIS II: WRITING (3)

    Second semester of two-semester thesis sequence. Entering with a completed or nearly completed manuscript written while in the program, students revise and complete their manuscript and prepare it for publication. In addition, they act as peer advisers to one another and are responsible for providing in-depth critiques of each other's work. Prerequisite: All other required courses for the M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts except CWPA 795 seminar in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts, which is taken concurrently, and permission of the program director.

    CWPA 798 THESIS III: DESIGN (3)

    Capstone course for the M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts. Entering the course with a completed or nearly completed manuscript written while in the program, students design and produce a publication consisting of their own original work. In a seminar setting, they act as peer advisers to one another and are responsible for providing in-depth critiques of each other’s work. The course revisits and re-examines concepts introduced in earlier courses. prerequisite: all other required courses for the M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts and permission of the program director

  • CRJU: Criminal Justice

    CRJU 620 MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3)

    Examines the foundational concepts of management and supervision as applied in criminal justice organizations. Explores organization and policy planning, budgeting, forecasting, human resources, and policy implementation. Emphasis is placed on issues relating to effective management and supervision in criminal justice. Topics covered include managing budgets and strategies on project management, supervising and managing personnel and staff development, setting clear performance goals, and building internal and external partnerships and community relationships to support the mission of an organization.

  • DESN: Design

    DESN 615 INTEGRATED DESIGN STUDIO I: PRINCIPLES (3)

    An intensive studio experience addressing visual perception and the principles of design through readings on visual theory. Using primary texts, students explore design principles from key historic, psychological, abstract and artistic points of view. Students complete a major project in their area of specialization. Lab fee required.

    DESN 616 INTEGRATED DESIGN STUDIO ii: TYPOGRAPHY (3)

    An intensive, multilayered studio experience focused on the study of typography at the micro level. Students discuss both classical and contemporary typographic principles based on class and individual reading and research. Students render a typeface design over the course of the semester. Lab fee required. prerequisite: PBDS 645 or equivalent

    DESN 617 CREATIVE CONCEPTS (3)

    Exploration of creative processes and strategies for generating effective visual and verbal ideas. Analysis of creative solutions in various publications supplements practice in applying problem-solving techniques. Lab fee may be required.

    DESN 723 THEORY OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION (3)

    Examines the fundamental characteristics that differentiate visual images from other modes of communication and considers ways that visual elements convey meaning in isolation and in combination. Students study real-world cases to better understand how theoretical concepts and constructs are used to solve communication problems.

    DESN 791 PRACTICUM IN INTEGRATED DESIGN (3)

    Students apply skills and knowledge from coursework to high-level internships. Students interested in careers as professional designers work in design firms and related organizations; students interested in college teaching careers teach classes under faculty supervision. Eligible for continuing studies (CS) grade. prerequisites: permission of program director and all M.F.A. in Integrated Design coursework except DESN 793 and DESN 797

    DESN 793 PROSEMINAR IN INTEGRATED DESIGN (3)

    Provides an overview of proposal development and design research in integrated design anchored in the literature and practice of the field. Students develop the requisite skills for bringing the proposal to completion. The course culminates in a research proposal that may be presented to the division as a thesis proposal. prerequisites: M.F.A. candidacy and permission of program director

    DESN 797 INTEGRATED DESIGN THESIS (6)

    Independent and original design project supervised by one or more faculty members. Product reflects an understanding of graphic design principles and demonstrates excellence in conceptualizing and executing design solutions to communication problems. Finished work is reviewed by a faculty committee. Pass/fail grading. Eligible for continuing studies (CS) grade. Lab fee required. prerequisites: all other M.F.A. in Integrated Design coursework and program director’s approval of thesis topic prior to registration

    DESN 798 CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT (1)

    Provides continuing faculty direction, academic support services and enrollment services for students who have completed all course requirements for the degree but have not completed a thesis or final project. Students continue the independent work leading to finishing the thesis or final project that is significantly under way. Course may be repeated for credit as needed. Eligible for continuing studies (CS) grade; otherwise grading is pass/fail. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: Completion of all course requirements and candidacy for the degree program.

  • ENGL: English

    ENGL 200 THE EXPERIENCE OF LITERATURE (3)

    Teaches students how to read, understand and appreciate fiction, drama and poetry. Exploration of three major literary genres through close reading of selected works, with attention to the contexts that have shaped them. Understanding and applying literary terms and concepts to written analysis of literary works. [ENGL] [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 211 POPULAR WRITING (3)

    Explores writing that entertains, informs and persuades. The course includes advertising, journalism, public relations, blogs, political messages, Web content and other mass media. The emphasis is on contemporary writing and writers. The course considers the effects of visual as well as verbal aspects of communication. Students complete several writing assignments in selected forms and styles covered in the course. [COM] [AH]

    ENGL 215 INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING (3)

    Introduces students to the creative process and craft of writing poetry and fiction by exploring the elements and techniques of those genres. Students write and share poems and short fiction in a workshop setting. [COM] [AH]

    ENGL 250 EXPLORING LITERATURE (3)

    Readings in the literature of self-discovery, initiation and the quest for identity. Contemporary racial, religious, sexual, sociocultural and class experiences are examined with a look back to their roots in tradition. [ENGL] [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 296 TOPICS IN WRITING (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in writing. The topic for study appears in the class schedule. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

    ENGL 297 TOPICS IN ENGLISH (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in literature or language. The topic for study appears in the class schedule. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. [ENGL] [AH]

    ENGL 301 INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH STUDIES (3)

    Provides a foundation for the English Major and introduces students to English studies through the exploration of fundamental questions related to reading, writing, and the interpretation of texts. Covers creative, professional, and critical writing; basic literary analysis; and cultural and historical timelines. Emphasizes development of students' critical-thinking and written and oral communication skills. Prerequisite: none. [GD]

    ENGL 311 WELLS OF THE PAST: CLASSICAL FOUNDATIONS (3)

    An intensive study of varieties of great literature organized thematically and in terms of ideas connected with periods of important historical or philosophical change. Stressed at present is the age of classical antiquity. Recommended for all students interested in a humanistic and cultural approach to literature and ideas. [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 313 WORLDS BEYOND THE WEST (3)

    An intensive study of some of the great writing from non-Western literatures. This study may range from the Middle to Far East, from the Orient to Africa. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes. [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 315 THE SHORT STORY (3)

    An investigation of the various forms a short story may take and the kinds of effects writers have tried to produce. Particular attention is given to authors of the 20th century. [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 316 MODERN POETRY (3)

    A reading and discussion of 20th-century poetry. Emphasis is given to major works of those poets thought best to define the modern and its diversity of poetic response. [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 317 THE NOVEL (3)

    Historical overview of the development of the genre of the novel from the 18th to the 21st centuries. Focus on the development of narrative strategies and the role of the novel in the literary marketplace.[HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 319 TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE (3)

    Readings in global fiction, poetry, and prose. May focus on the literature of one particular region/ country or offer a broader comparative study. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

    ENGL 320 CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (3)

    An investigation of trends and ­individual writers of today with respect to their immediacy and possible universality. Varied emphasis on the many different forms of current poetry, drama, and prose. [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 321 ARGUMENT AND PERSUASION (3)

    For students in all disciplines who wish to develop control and confidence in critical thinking and persuasive writing. Instruction centers on the analysis and production of written arguments on issues of current interest or enduring importance that are enriched by cross-disciplinary perspectives and multiple points of view.

    ENGL 322 TECHNIQUES OF POPULARIZATION (3)

    Techniques and approaches to making technical information clear and understandable to nontechnical audiences. Applicable for students in English, Writing and Digital Communications, as well as those preparing to work in business, law, and other technical and professional fields.

    ENGL 323 WRITING, EDITING AND PUBLISHING (3)

    An introduction to professional writing, editorial concepts and the publication process. Writing and editing for brochures, newsletters and magazines, with special emphasis on audience and purpose. Laboratory fee may be required.

    ENGL 324 PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING (3)

    Experience in preparing news releases and other promotional materials for print, electronic, online, and other digital media. Students will integrate writing formats, techniques, and skills to engage and motivate target audiences.

    ENGL 325 INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM (3)

    An introduction to journalistic writing and overview of trends and developments in the field. Students will learn to research, write, and present various kinds of basic news stories for traditional and digital media. Throughout the course, they will consider the civic, social, and ethical responsibilities of the profession. Prerequisite: none

    ENGL 326 WRITING FOR DIGITAL MEDIA (3)

    Informational and persuasive writing for electronic and digital media. Emphasizes the translation of information, ideas, and experience into various contemporary one-way and interactive presentational formats.

    ENGL 329 TOPICS IN ADVERTISING (3)

    Principles of verbal and visual communication in creating and executing advertising ideas. Evaluation of the strengths and limitations of the many forms available in persuasive communication. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

    ENGL 330 LEGAL WRITING & RHETORIC (3)

    Introduces students to the theory and practice of legal discourse by exploring the history of legal rhetoric and learning strategies for reading, writing, and interpreting legal texts. Covers rhetorical conventions, arguments, and analysis; consideration of specific legal audiences and historical exigencies for cases; elements of case briefs, judicial opinions, and legal scholarships; standards for legal research and citation; and special quirks of legal writing. Emphasis is on developments of students' analytical thinking and written communication skills. Prerequisites: none.

    ENGL 331 POPULAR GENRES (3)

    A genre-based approach to one or more popular forms of literature, such as graphic novels, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, or chick lit. Focus on the relationships between the genre and the contexts surrounding its production. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes. Prerequisite: none. [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 332 LITERATURE AND FILM (3)

    A study of famous and infamous adaptations of literary classics, ancient and modern. The problems involved in adapting one medium of communication to another. Laboratory fee required.[HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 333 MEDIA GENRES (3)

    Analysis of the patterns and conventions of a specific type of media program (e.g., Western, science fiction, situation comedy), media artist (e.g., Hitchcock, Allen, Capra) or style (e.g., film noir). May be repeated for credit when the topic changes. Laboratory fee required. [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 334 ORAL INTERPRETATION OF LITERATURE (3)

    Creative reading: the transformation of the writer’s word through the reader’s voice in expository, poetic, narrative and dramatic forms. A progression from reading to analysis to interpretation to presentation. Laboratory fee required. [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 335 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE (3)

    Explorations of classic and contemporary literature for children from an international and multicultural perspective. Emphasis on the art of storytelling through words and images, criteria for evaluating children’s literature and techniques for classroom presentation. Attention to children’s literature as an expression of its time. [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 336 YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE AND CULTURE (3)

    A study of literature written for adolescents or young adults. Examines differences between adolescent and adult literature, criteria for evaluating it, guidelines used by writers, and ways in which teachers incorporate it into the curriculum [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 337 GREAT PLAYS (3)

    A study of plays from major periods of world drama, with a view to showing the shaping of the ­literary movements, forms, and ­techniques of the modern theater.

    ENGL 338 MODERN DRAMA (3)

    The drama of the 20th century, with emphasis on contemporary movements and innovations. [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 341 AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1900 (3)

    A critical and historical study of representative 18th and 19th Century American authors and movements, including Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism.

    ENGL 342 MELVILLE , POE, AND WHITMAN: AMERICAN VOYAGERS (3)

    A study of three major American authors whose work explores the romantic figure of the voyager and of the voyage itself, both physical and metaphysical. Emphasis is placed on these authors’ use of allegory and symbolism and their affirmation and criticism of certain American ideals and dreams.

    ENGL 344 AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1900 (3)

    A critical and historical study of the ideas, structure, and themes of major American novels,drama, poetry and short stories of the 20th and 21st centuries [HAT]

    ENGL 346 THE AMERICAN DREAM (3)

    The continuing cycle of faith and doubt in the brave new world of America, with particular attention to the writers of America’s maturity. [HAT]

    ENGL 348 MULTI -ETHNIC AMERICAN LITERATURE (3)

    A survey of the diversity of the literature of the Americas, focusing on indigenous or nonwhite populations, with an emphasis on cultural traditions and exchanges. [HAT]

    ENGL 349 AMERICAN IDENTITIES: EXPLORATIONS IN THE PAST AND PRESENT (3)

    A study of problems of individual identity and social roles: racial, ethnic, and sexual. The voices of writers and poets that reflect two worlds, yet are urgently their own. [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 350 TOPICS IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE (3)

    Introduces major genres of the African American literary canon: folktale, slave narrative, activist poetry, political essay, short story, and novel. Broaches themes such as bondage, religion, racism, morality, national identity, abolitionism, and group aesthetics. Explores texts from major writers spanning the 18th through the early 20th century (Harlem Renaissance and realism of the early to mid-twentieth century). Prerequisite: none [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 351 ANCIENCT MYTH: PARADIGMS AND TRANSFORMATIONS (3)

    An introduction to classical mythology as well as other ancient literatures and mythographies along with their later adapters and interpreters. Prerequisite: None [HAT]

    ENGL 354 LOVE IN LITERATURE (3)

    A varying look at the faces and reflections of love in literature, art, and myth from east of Eden to the western isles. Readings in selected classical and modern works invite students to compare and contrast modern and traditional ideas about love. [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 356 LITERATURE AND LAW (3)

    This course examines the relationship between law and literature through close readings of literature dealing with the law, along with close readings of legal texts from a literary perspective. Students will read primary course materials with special attention to historical, social, and cultural contexts that have shaped them. Along the way, students will look at ways that writers employ various techniques and devices to evoke both clarity and ambiguity for different audiences and different purposes. Prerequisites: None [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 358 TOLKIEN: MASTER OF FANTASY (3)

    A close examination of the work of J.R.R. Tolkien in fiction and criticism, with emphasis on The Lord of the Rings. Also considers some of Tolkien’s sources and inspiration from fairy tale, legend, and myth. [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 360 MAJOR AUTHORS (3)

    An in-depth study of one, two, or three authors connected by historical period, literary movement, or major themes in their work. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes. Prerequisite; none [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 361 THE HERO AND THE QUEST (3)

    The hero and the quest as archetypes, and an introduction to the mythic quest in early English literature from Beowulf to the Arthurian romance. Several modern works are read against the background of the heroic tradition

    ENGL 362 DANTE,CHAUCER, AND CERVANTES: THREE VERSIONS OF PILGRIMAGE (3)

    An examination of Medieval and Renaissance concepts of love and the journey as they are reflected in the major works of these three writers.

    ENGL 363 CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: SCREENWRITING (3)

    Intensive writing experience for students interested in writing drama for television and film. Emphasizes characterization, dialogue and plot development as well as conventions of and script formats for television and film.

    ENGL 364 SHAKESPEARE:KINGS, KNAVES AND FOOLS (3)

    A thematic approach to Shakespeare’s development and variety, revolving around one work such as Hamlet, and dealing with Renaissance attitudes toward power, freedom and the individual. Shakespeare’s plays are viewed against the background of the Elizabethan period.

    ENGL 365 SHAKESPEARE: LOVE, MYTH AND METAMORPHOSIS (3)

    A thematic approach to Shakespeare’s development and variety, centering on one play such as Othello, and dealing with Renaissance attitudes toward love and myth. Shakespeare’s plays are viewed against the background of his age.

    ENGL 366 MILTON,BLAKE, AND YEATS: POET AS PROPHET (3)

    A study in development and contrast: concepts of order and revolt, of vision and revision, in the major works of the three poets. Emphasis among the three may vary from year to year.

    ENGL 371 WOMEN'S LITERARY HISTORY (3)

    Historical study of sexual roles and politics in literature from the 18th Century to the present. Consideration is given to the relationship between gender and genre. [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 372 TOPICS IN WOMEN'S LITERATURE (3)

    Women’s writing and writing about women in the context of specific times and/or places. Emphasis on the literature, legends and other means (e.g., letters, journals, biographies) by which women’s voices can be heard. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes. [HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 374 AUSTEN, THE BRONTES AND WOOLF: ROOMS OF THEIR OWN (3)

    Classic, Romantic, Modern — these women brought their unique visions to life within the context of larger literary movements but created rooms of their own within which to write and live.[HAT] [AH]

    ENGL 382 CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: POETRY (3)

    In a workshop setting, students are introduced to a wide range of poems that serve as models for their own writing. This intensive reading, writing and feedback experience helps students deepen their imaginations and develop their craft as poets.

    ENGL 383 CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: FICTION (3)

    Introduces students to the elements of fictional craft and gives them the opportunity to write their own short stories. Students study fiction by masterful writers to learn about language and form. Writing exercises encourage risk taking and originality while generating material to be developed into stories. Students submit their story drafts to the class for discussion.

    ENGL 385 CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: PLAYWRITING (3)

    Intensive writing experience for students interested in writing drama for the stage. Emphasizes characterization, dialogue, and plot development as well as conventions of and script formats for theatre. Lab fee may be required. Prerequisites: none.

    ENGL 386 CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: JOURNALISM (3)

    In a workshop setting, provides an opportunity to write creative journalism and study famous journalists and journalistic writing, including analysis of the style, language and ideas of writers who have gone beyond basic reporting to break new ground. Requires a professional approach to journalistic writing.

    ENGL 387 CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: MEMOIR (3)

    In a workshop setting, an opportunity to write memoir. Students read and study memoirs by contemporary authors to become familiar with the many possibilities available to writers working in this form. Also focuses on issues relevant to the writing of memoir, including craft and technique, memory and truth telling, and interior and exterior significance.

    ENGL 388 CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: SPECIAL TOPICS (3)

    In a workshop setting, students are introduced to a wide range of texts within a specific genre that serve as models for their own writing. This intensive reading, writing and feedback experience helps students deepen their imaginations and develop their craft as writers. Prerequisites: none

    ENGL 390 SYNTAX,SEMANTICS AND STYLE (3)

    Fundamentals of discourse analysis, addressing both structural and lexical elements in sentence construction. Survey of contemporary grammars, error analysis, sociolinguistic theories of language behaviors, editorial issues such as linguistic sensitivity, the influence of informal on formal usage and the appropriate domain of editorial policy.

    ENGL 391 TOPICS IN LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY (3)

    A consideration of narratives in the ­information age, historical developments through which changes in linguistic ­practice manifest themselves, and information ­theory. The role of languages in the social construction of reality as well as in the ­narrower sense of specific agents of change. May be repeated for credit when topic changes.

    ENGL 392 THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF LANGUAGE (3)

    A study of the beginnings, principles, and designs of language. Competing paradigms of what language is and how it does what it does: how it communicates and conceals meaning; and how it expresses what we feel, think, represent, and construe.

    ENGL 395 UNDERSTANDING NARRATIVE (3)

    A study of narrative, both verbal and visual, as a form of discourse. The course focuses on the nature of narrative, types of narrative and the role of the reader/viewer in the narrative process. In addition to reading and viewing a wide range of narrative texts, from fairy tales to modern fiction, classical myths to television commercials and popular films, students compose their own narratives to gain a deeper understanding of what stories are and why they matter to us.

    ENGL 397 LITERARY THEORY AND INTERPRETATION (3)

    An introduction to various schools of literary theory and exploration of ways in which we make sense of literary works. Emphasis is placed on the relationships between literary texts and theoretical approaches (e.g., formal, inter-textual, historical, cultural) that makes reading, as an interpretive act, a vital , rich and complex experience, and students will apply various theoretical lenses to literary texts for the purposes of analysis and interpretation. Prerequisite or co-requisite: 3 credits of literature coursework.

    ENGL 400 LITERATURE IN SOCIETY (3)

    An investigation of how literature emerges from and is shaped by the cultural and historical circumstances of specific times and places. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

    ENGL 401 PUBLICATION AND PERFORMANCE (3)

    A seminar involving a creative project in a particular literary form to be undertaken by each student. Emphasis on exploring the relationships of writing and publications and on developing one’s writing in specific publications contexts. Lab fee may be required.

    ENGL 402 COPY-EDITING AND DOCUMENT DESIGN (3)

    An advanced technical and professional writing seminar in which each student presents a formal proposal and a major writing project for peer review and critiques other participants’ work at all stages of the project development process.

    ENGL 407 INTERNSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL WRITING (1 - 3)

    An opportunity for students to apply skills developed through coursework while gaining practical experience in writing and/or editing within a professional setting. Grading: pass/fail. Course is eligible for a continuing studies grade. prerequisites: consent of the Program Director of English Program Internship Coordinator..

    ENGL 408 INTERNSHP IN UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS (1 - 3)

    The University publication as a laboratory. Practical experience in the creative process of producing newspapers, magazines and books through work on student publications and, where possible, on other publications of the University. Eligible for continuing studies grade; otherwise, grading: pass/fail. Prerequisite: consent of the Program Director or Internship Coordinator.

    ENGL 421 ELIZABETHAN RENAISSANCE: IN THE GREEN WORLD (3)

    A study, through poetry and drama, of the 16th-century English Renaissance. The world that molded Shakespeare and about which Shakespeare wrote.

    ENGL 431 THE METAPHYSICAL MOMENT: FROM T.S. ELIOT TO JOHN DONNE (3)

    The 20th-century response to 17th-century literature and a study of the metaphysical idea and poetry that sparked that response.

    ENGL 432 THE AGE OF REASON (3)

    A study of major 18th-century writers; readings in poetry, prose and drama. The social, cultural and intellectual fabric of the age.

    ENGL 441 THE ROMANTIC IMAGINATION (3)

    A critical analysis of Romanticism and its meaning. The poetry, and some prose, is set against the background of the neoclassical and is viewed as a continuing literary force and ideal.

    ENGL 442 THE VICTORIAN PARADOX (3)

    Synthesis versus alienation. The Victorian consciousness torn by the emerging turmoil of modern society. Literature as the reflection of an age in transition.

    ENGL 450 THE GREAT MODERNS (3)

    A seminar concentrating on three to five major writers of the early 20th century considered against the critical background of Modernism. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

    ENGL 489 DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY (1 - 3)

    Consideration and completion of a special topic or project in the study of literature or language. Each student works closely with a faculty member who helps to set goals, develop a course plan and guide progress. The project must be carefully planned and have the approval of both the instructor involved and the literature program director.

    ENGL 490 HONORS THESIS (3)

    Directed individual instruction in the writing of a scholarly, critical or research paper. Each student works closely with a faculty director who guides his/her progress. The thesis must be of honors quality and must be finally approved by both the director and a second reader, one of whom is usually the division chair. Course is eligible for a continuing studies grade. prerequisites: 3.5 GPA and/or permission of both the program director and the division chair

    ENGL 493 HONORS SEMINAR (3)

    An advanced interdisciplinary seminar that focuses on important books and issues and encourages independent thinking, clear presentation and an understanding of the concerns and methods of various disciplines. The course may be team taught; topic and instructor(s) may change from semester to semester. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. prerequisites: 3.5 GPA and permission of the Denit Honors Program director

    ENGL 494 THESIS IN LITERATURE (3 - 6)

    Directed individual instruction in an advanced project of the student’s choice; the project must be academically related to this discipline. Each student works closely with a faculty director who guides his/her progress. The project must be of honors quality and must be finally approved by both the faculty director and a second faculty member. Course is eligible for a continuing studies grade. prerequisites: 3.5 GPA and permission of both the Denit Honors Program director and the faculty director

    ENGL 497 TOPICS IN LITERATURE (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in literature of mutual interest to students and faculty. Content varies according to the concurrent interests of faculty and students. The topic studied appears under that name in the class schedule. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. prerequisite: none unless listed in the class schedule

    ENGL 498 SEMINAR IN ENGLISH (3)

    A culminating close examination of a major author, work or period in the light of literary traditions. Emphasizes independent thought culmination in a written project, presented before the class. Subject may change from year to year. prerequisite: senior status and permission of the program director. [IL]

  • ENVS: Environmental Science

    ENVS 201 HUMAN ECOLOGY (3)

    Introduces the student to aspects and dimensions of the impact of burgeoning human populations on human societies and life on Earth in general. Specific applied topics in environmental science, ecology and sustainability are covered, with a focus on urban ecosystem issues. An emphasis is placed on current and newsworthy topics at scales ranging from local to global. Understanding the place of humans in the biosphere and how to ensure a habitable planet for future generations and for other organisms is a primary goal of the course. [GSCI] [QQT] [BPS]

    ENVS 221 SCIENCE OF THE ENVIRONMENT (4)

    A survey of a number of scientific disciplines related to the earth’s changing environment, including geology, ecology, zoology, hydrology, climatology and chemistry. These disciplines are integrated to provide a clearer understanding of complex environmental issues, using both local and global case studies. The laboratory portion of the course investigates environmental hypotheses and theories and introduces students to the techniques of environmental data collection and analysis. Lab fee required. [GSCI] [QQT] [BPSL] [IL]

    ENVS 285 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY (4)

    Exploration of the fundamental principles of chemistry as they apply to the natural cycles of compounds in the environment, focusing on the source, fate and reactivity of compounds in natural and polluted environments. Emphasis is place on environmental changes due to human activity, especially those related to land use and the exploitation of aquatic resources. Issues discussed include climate change, air pollution, industrial and municipal waste in waterways, and chemical cycling in urban areas. Prerequisite: ENVS 221 Science of Environment.

    ENVS 289 INDEPENDENT STUDY: INTRODUCTION TO FIELD/LAB RESEARCH (3)

    Provides students with the opportunity to pursue a research topic or special project in the natural and environmental sciences. Students work closely with a faculty member who helps set goals, develop a course plan and guide progress. Projects vary with individual student interests. Lab fee may be required. prerequisite: permission of the division chair

    ENVS 300 GREATER BALTIMORE URBAN ECOSYSTEMS: FIELD INVESTIGATIONS (4)

    An introduction to local ecosystems; their determining natural forces and human-caused challenges; and strategies, methods and techniques used to assess ecosystem condition. Students develop skills to evaluate ecological assessment reports, guidance documents and sampling techniques produced and used by environmental agencies and other interested parties. The course includes both classroom and field components, with frequent class trips to local ecosystems to assess and compare their characteristics. prerequisite: ENVS 221 [TF]

    ENVS 310 Special Topics In Environmental Science (3)

    An intensive study of an issue or set of related issues in environmental science. Content varies depending upon the interests of faculty and students. Course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

    ENVS 375 MOLECULAR GENETICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (4)

    The science behind practices such as cloning and genetic engineering and advances in biotechnology in human health, agriculture, aquaculture and environmental sciences are discussed. This course raises awareness of the impact of biotechnology on human society and discusses related ethical issues, and it provides students with the knowledge to evaluate the risks and impacts of advances in biotechnology. The laboratory portion of the course introduces students to the techniques used in molecular genetics, molecular biology and biotechnology. prerequisite: CHEM 101

    ENVS 420 RESEARCH SEMINAR IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (2)

    Introduces students to the design and interpretation of environmental and ecological field studies and to statistical methods relevant to environmental science and ecology. Emphasizes the preparation of research proposals and reports, as well as written and oral communication of report findings. Prerequisite ENVS 300.

    ENVS 490 SPECIAL PROJECTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (3)

    Provides students with the opportunity to pursue a research topic or special project in environmental science. Students work closely with a faculty member who helps set goals and develop a course plan and guides progress. The project must be carefully planned and have approval of the course instructor. Lab fee required. Eligible for CS ( continuing studies) grading. prerequisites: ENVS 221 ,ENVS 300 and ENVS 420

    ENVS 493 HONORS SEMINAR (3)

    An advanced interdisciplinary seminar that focuses on important books and issues and encourages independent thinking, clear presentation and an understanding of the concerns and methods of various disciplines. The course may be team taught; topic and instructor(s) may change from semester to semester. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. prerequisites: 3.5 GPA and permission of the Denit Honors Program director

    ENVS 494 HONORS PROJECT (3 - 6)

    Directed individual instruction in an advanced project of the student's choice; the project must be academically related to this discipline. Each student works closely with a faculty director who guides his/her progress. The project must be of honors quality and must be finally approved by both the faculty director and a second faculty member. Course is eligible for a continuing studies grade. prerequisites: 3.5 GPA and permission of both the Denit Honors Program director and the faculty director

  • HIST: History

    HIST 101 WORLD HISTORY TO 1500 (3)

    Explores the emergence of the modern world, from prehistoric times to early modem times, through an examination of selected themes across the world's cultures. Themes may include the arts, society and religion, global interaction of cultures or competing ideas of human dignity and self-determination. Special emphasis is given to the role of deep cultural roots over the long term of historical development and the long-term effect of traditional values and cultural practices. [HIPL] [HAT] [AH]

    HIST 102 WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500 (3)

    Explores the emergence of the modern world, from the end of the 15th century to contemporary times, through an examination of selected themes across the world's cultures. Such themes may include the arts, society and religion, global competition and human rights, technological change, nationalist movements and self-determination. Special emphasis is given to the interaction and interdependence of the world's population as a whole. [HIPL] [HAT] [AH]

    HIST 111 EARLY AMERICA (3)

    This course focuses on the history of the United States to 1860 with emphasis on large-scale social and cultural phenomena such as the origin and impact of colonial migration, the forming of regional identities, the role of political ideologies and the influence of social movements. [HIPL] [HAT] [AH]

    HIST 112 MODERN AMERICA (3)

    Focuses on the history of the United States from the 1860s to the present with emphasis on major social and cultural trends and movements. Topics include impact of race and ethnicity, rise of the New South, role of -political ideologies, reform and labor movements, and migration and immigration. The history of ordinary people is stressed. [HIPL] [HAT] [AH]

    HIST 121 WORLD HISTORY OF ART TO 1500 (3)

    Surveys human aesthetics up to the Renaissance, introducing students to the iconography and the artistic connections between global cultures, including those of Africa, Asia and Europe. While developing critical-thinking and communication skills, students explore human creations inspired by religion, the natural world and love. Incorporating the printed works of critics and historians, museum pieces, archeological evidence and electronic media, this course teaches students how to interpret an image as a primary source document. Emphasizes the political, religious and urban contexts of artistic creation. [HIPL] [HAT] [AH]

    HIST 122 WORLD HISTORY OF ART FROM 1500 (3)

    Surveys human aesthetics beginning with the Renaissance, introducing students to the iconography and the artistic connections between global cultures, including those of Africa, Asia and Europe. While developing critical-thinking and communication skills, students explore human creations inspired by religion, the natural world and love. Incorporating the printed works of critics and historians, museum pieces, archeological evidence and electronic media, this course teaches students how to interpret an image as a primary source document. Emphasizes the political, religious and urban contexts of artistic creation. [HIPL] [HAT] [AH]

    HIST 197 CONFLICTS IN HISTORY (3)

    History is an ongoing inquiry and debate, rarely—if ever—set in stone. Introduces students to the major themes of history and the ingredients of the discipline. Presents a selection of major human conflicts of the past 3,000 years and the historical debates they have inspired. Students discover the roots and consequences of American, European or world conflicts in history, using primary sources to hear the actors in their own words. Leads to discovery that many of the problems of the past still have effects in the present. [HIPL] [HAT] [AH] [GD]

    HIST 204 AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1865 (3)

    Examines African American history before 1865, including such topics as the North American slave trade, the lived experience of enslaved Blacks, the lives of free Blacks who were not enslaved and the rise of the abolition movement. [AH]

    HIST 205 AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1865 (3)

    Examines African American history since 1865, including such topics as Reconstruction, the rise of racial segregation and legal White supremacy, Black popular culture, African Americans in all regions of the country and the Long Civil Rights and Black Power movements. [AH]

    HIST 240 EVERYDAY LIVES (3)

    Social history illuminates the lives of ordinary people. This skills course introduces the methods of the social historian to the beginning student. Students read examples of masterful social histories and engage in original research to produce their own depictions of everyday life in a particular period of the past. [HIPL] [HAT] [AH]

    HIST 290 GREAT ISSUES IN HISTORY (3)

    Focusing on a single topic or theme of historical and contemporary interest, this course emphasizes the roots of great issues in history. The course focuses on understanding and applying historical methods, analyzing issues in their broader historical context and analyzing a variety of historical sources. The topic for a given semester appears in the schedule of classes. [HIPL] [HAT] [AH]

    HIST 295 THE HISTORIAN'S TOOLKIT (3)

    An examination of the methods of historical research and presentation. Among the methods considered are the gathering of evidence, procedures for criticism and interpretation of primary sources, and special techniques such as collecting and using oral testimony. Deals with the application of historical methods in a number of vocational settings from museum and archival work to planning and policy studies. Required of all history majors. [IL]

    HIST 308 HISTORY OF AMERICAN BUSINESS (3)

    An historical survey of American business and labor from Colonial America to the recent past. [AH]

    HIST 310 ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS (3)

    The origins of European civilizations are traced to the societies of the Ancient Near East, Greece and Rome. Special emphasis on the development of complex societies and on such themes as the individual and society; freedom and slavery; and magic, religion and rationalism.

    HIST 311 EMERGENCE OF EUROPE (3)

    A study of topics in the development of European culture from the decline of Rome through the Renaissance (ca. 400- 1500). Special emphasis on classical, Christian, and Arab influences.

    HIST 312 AGE OF REVOLUTIONS (3)

    A study of European culture and thought from the Renaissance to the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Special emphasis on the origins and impact of the scientific, industrial, and political revolutions.

    HIST 313 EUROPE 1815-1914 (3)

    Surveys European history in the 19th ­century, a time of enormous cultural, social, economic, and political change. Focuses on the dominant powers of Europe—England, France, Germany, and Russia—and examines the impact of new ideologies such as nationalism, liberalism, socialism, and right-wing radicalism.

    HIST 314 EUROPE, 1914-1945 (3)

    World War I destroyed the institutions and values of traditional European society and ushered in a new era of European history. This course covers the causes, experience and impacts of World War I and World War II; the rise of extremist ideologies in the interwar era; and the development of modernism in European society in the years up to 1945. [HIPL]

    HIST 315 EUROPE SINCE 1945 (3)

    This course examines all aspects of European history since 1945, focusing on trends and issues in both western and eastern Europe. [HIPL] [HAT] [AH]

    HIST 324 MODERN CHINA (3)

    Introduces the changes and continuities of modern China since 1860. Students learn to apply their knowledge of Chinese history and historical methodology to analyze current affairs. Students read and analyze primary and secondary sources of modern China and engage in original research to construct their own analysis of one aspect of modern Chinese history. [HIPL] [AH]

    HIST 326 MODERN JAPAN (3)

    Explores the historical transformation that has led to the development of modern Japan from the slow decline of the Tokugawa shogunate in the 19th century to present. Covers such topics as the fall of the Tokugawa order; Meiji Restoration and Japan's rapid modernization; the rise of Japanese imperialism and its demise through the Pacific War, and Japan's post-war development in political, economic, social and cultural realms. While developing critical-thinking and communication skills, students also learn to apply their knowledge of Japanese history to analyze an aspect of modern Japanese life.

    HIST 328 MODERN KOREA (3)

    Introduces the making of modern Korea over the last two centuries, the tumultuous times that eventually created the two Koreas of today. Examines how Korea changed from an agricultural kingdom to two distinctive Koreas: urban, industrialized and democratic South Korea and communist North Korea. Examples of topics include: changes in Korea Confucianism; Korea's reaction to the 19th century imperialism; impacts of the Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945); establishment of two Koreas, and the two Koreas' place in the 21st century world. [GD]

    HIST 331 ENGLISH LAW TO 1689 (3)

    The study of English law as it functioned in constitutional, political, and social life from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Glorious Revolution of 1689. The precedents for American law are discussed.

    HIST 332 ENGLISH LAW SINCE 1689 (3)

    The study of English law as it functioned in constitutional, political, and social life from 1689 to the modern period. The precedents for American law are discussed.

    HIST 340 AMERICAN LEGAL HISTORY (3)

    A general survey of the development of American law from colonial times to the present. Emphasizes the importance of social change and political conflict in legal development. Topics include the reception of English law in the colonies, the establishment of the federal court system and the struggle to modernize American law in the 19th and 20th centuries. Coursework involves the analysis of original legal documents and materials.

    HIST 344 WORLD WAR II (3)

    A comprehensive study of the origins, events, and effects of the 20th century’s second experience in total war.

    HIST 350 HISTORY OF U.S. FOREIGN RELATIONS (3)

    Ever since the 1890s, the foreign policy of the United States has profoundly affected the lives of its own citizens as well as that of many others around the world. This course examines major international events of the past 120 years and the way in which the United States has led and/or responded to them. It also examines different approaches in the study of U.S. foreign relations to broaden the analytical framework of the study of the field. This course, thus, helps expand students' understanding of U.S. history as well as that of the world around it. It also helps them to better understand the globalizing world in which they live, the relevance of U.S. foreign relations to their lives, and their own potential as agents of change . This course satisfies 3 credits of the history major requirement. Prerequisite: None

    HIST 354 HISTORY OF GERMANY (3)

    A study of Germany from unification to the present, with an emphasis on German politics, society and economics before 1933, the rise and fall of National Socialism, the division of Germany after World War II and the unification of Germany in 1990.

    HIST 370 OLD SOUTH AND SLAVERY (3)

    A social, economic, and political study of the development of American slavery and the culture of the Old South. Special emphasis on the plantation system and the emergence of sectionalism.

    HIST 375 CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (3)

    A social and political study of the era of disunion and reunion, 1848-1877, with special emphasis on the causes of the conflict and its impact on race relations, national institutions, and the Southern states.

    HIST 377 NEW SOUTH AND CIVIL RIGHTS (3)

    A study of the American South from Reconstruction to the present, with special emphasis on the economic and political impact of the Civil War and industrialization, the rebirth of Southern culture and literature, and race relations.

    HIST 380 THE CHESAPEAKE WORLD (3)

    Focusing on the period from 1600 to 1830, this course explores central themes in the social, economic and intellectual history of the Chesapeake Bay region. The region, including Virginia, Maryland and the Eastern Shore, is examined as a case study of Anglo-European colonization and settlements in the New World. Topics include the pattern of migration to the region, conflict between colonists and Native American peoples, emergence of the plantation system and the origins of slavery. Recommended for students who wish to take HIST 382.

    HIST 381 AMERICAN CITIES (3)

    Urbanization as a major theme in American history, beginning with the establishment of American cities and ending with contemporary urban life. Topics include city and the frontier; the premodern city; the emergence of industrial cities; urban transportation networks; immigrants, bosses and reformers; the emergence of urban institutions; the growth of suburbia; and the urban crises of the 1960s.

    HIST 382 HISTORY OF BALTIMORE (3)

    Social and economic changes that took place in American cities. Emphasis is placed on a detailed study of Baltimore as it exemplified changes taking place during the period. Major themes are industrialization and racial and ethnic diversity.

    HIST 383 COMMUNITY HISTORY (3)

    Using case studies, this course considers the history of various efforts at community-making in the United States. The role ethnicity, class, race, gender, occupation, religion, age and affinity have played in different places at different times is explored as is nostalgia’s importance to the idea of “community” as a lost quality.

    HIST 385 U. S. WOMENS HISTORY (3)

    Using case studies, this course examines the changing roles of women in American society. Topics such as family, work, education, sexuality and women’s rights are explored. Emphasis is placed on both the variety of women’s experiences and the evolving concerns and position of American women as a group.

    HIST 390 FILM AND HISTORY (3)

    A close study of historic events, people, and issues as interpreted and presented in visual media, primarily feature films, documentaries, or television series. Historical subject and type of media program varies from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

    HIST 395 INTRODUCTION TO HISTORIOGRAPHY (3)

    Historiography is defined as the history of the writing of history. This course will introduce the student to historical writing in the European context from its roots with Thucydides and Josephus in the ancient world to the French Annales of modern European world, and in the United States from the nineteenth-century Patristic school to the New History movement of the late twentieth century. This course will cover the major historiographical debates, and the study of those writers/writings will acquaint the student with issues relating to the style of writing, such as the use of narrative and contemporary concerns with literary criticism and deconstruction ism, as well as the various organizational paradigms of historical writing, such as chronological, thematic, quantification, and other approaches.

    HIST 396 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY (3)

    A survey of the professional applications of historical analysis in settings outside academe focusing on the practice of history in museums, archives, historical societies and preservation. Guest speakers and site visits are featured. [TF]

    HIST 420 AMERICA SINCE 1940 (3)

    Covering in depth and detail the period from 1940 to about 1970, this course offers an exploration of major issues in recent American history. Topics include the impact of World War II on American society, origins of the Cold War, emergence of McCarthyism, history of the civil rights and women’s movements, polarization of American society in the 1960s, American involvement in Southeast Asia, and major trends in the social and intellectual climate of the era.

    HIST 434 AMERICAN CONSTUTIONAL HISTORY (3)

    A historical study of the background and establishment of the American Constitution and its political and social effects on American life from 1789 to the 20th century.

    HIST 438 GREAT TRIALS IN HISTORY (3)

    A study of the interplay between society and the conduct and outcome of some controversial criminal trials. With each offering of the course, some of the following trials are studied: Guiteau, Dreyfus, Casement, Sacco-Vanzetti, Scopes, Scottsboro, Hiss and Rosenberg.

    HIST 440 HISTORY OF COMMON LAW (3)

    A study of the common law of Great Britain and the United States through its development in medieval Europe and into the modern period. Both procedure and substance are emphasized. Parallels the School of Law course but is conducted at an undergraduate level. Credit earned in this course cannot be transferred to the School of Law.

    HIST 445 TOPICS IN THE HISTORY OF RELIGION (3)

    Intensive study of particular topics in the history of religion, ranging from Christianity and Judaism to Eastern religions or American religious history. Topic varies depending on the interests of the faculty and students. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

    HIST 460 THE COLD WAR, 1945-1990 (3)

    For almost half a century following World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union engaged each other and their respective allies in an epoch-making global confrontation known as the Cold War. This course explores the origins, evolution and effects of that conflict and its role in shaping modern history. Topics include the nuclear arms race, the series of crises involving Berlin, the U-2 affair, the Cuban missile crisis, related conflicts in Southeast Asia, détente, impact on American culture and more.

    HIST 466 HISTORY OF AFRICA (3)

    Studies in African history from early cultures to the late 19th century.

    HIST 468 AMERICAN POLITICAL HISTORY (3)

    Intensive study of dominant political issues in American society from the founding of the colonies to the recent past.

    HIST 474 WOMEN AND FAMILY IN EUROPEAN HISTORY (3)

    The history of European women from the old regime of the 17th and 18th centuries to the present. Topics include the private and public lives of women; changes in family structure, courtship and fertility; education, work and professional opportunities; and the ¬social and political emancipation of European women.

    HIST 477 TECHNOLOGY AND HISTORY (3)

    Selected topics in the cause-and-effect relationship of technological developments on societies in various historical periods.

    HIST 482 INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL PRESERVATION (3)

    An introduction to historic preservation issues, including law, economics, non-profit and not-for-profit organizations, site interpretation, architectural history, industrial archeology, relevant federal and state programs, community revitalization,and landmark commissions.

    HIST 490 INTERNSHIP (1 - 3)

    Provides an opportunity to gain experience in the practical application of historical analysis through work assignments with the appropriate historical and related cultural agencies. The course instructor and staff at each agency supervise the student’s participation. Course is eligible for a continuing studies grade. prerequisite: approval of the instructor

    HIST 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1 - 3)

    Provides for individual work in research. prerequisites: presentation of a research proposal to the program director and permission of the program director.

    HIST 493 HONORS SEMINAR (3)

    An advanced interdisciplinary seminar that focuses on important books and issues and encourages independent thinking, clear presentation and an understanding of the concerns and methods of various disciplines. The course may be team taught; topic and instructor(s) may change from semester to semester. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. prerequisites: 3.5 GPA and permission of the Denit Honors Program director

    HIST 494 HONORS PROJECT (3 - 6)

    Directed individual instruction in an advanced project of the student’s choice; the project must be academically related to this discipline. Each student works closely with a faculty director who guides his/her progress. The project must be of honors quality and must be finally approved by both the faculty director and a second faculty member. Course is eligible for a continuing studies grade. prerequisites: 3.5 GPA and permission of both the Denit Honors Program director and the faculty director

    HIST 495 SENIOR SEMINAR IN HISTORY (3)

    The HIST 495 Senior Seminar is a capstone course for history major. This seminar-style class will provide students with an opportunity to express their creativity and demonstrate their conceptual understanding of historical works-analyzing primary sources, weighing evidence, and debating historical interpretations. Students' final work can be a traditional research paper, or a project portfolio, depending on their major concentration. This 3 credit-course is one of the three core requirements. Students need to earn a C-or higher to fulfill this major requirement. Prerequisite: HIST 295 and HIST 395,and earned a C- or higher from both courses.

    HIST 496 SEMINAR IN PUBLIC HISTORY (3)

    Students research and present a major project on a selected topic in public history. Projects are based on collaboration with external organizations or groups.

    HIST 497 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HISTORY (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in history of mutual interest to faculty and students. Content varies according to the interests of the faculty and students. The topic studied appears under that name in the class schedule.

  • INFO: Information Literacy

    INFO 110 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION LITERACY (3)

    Being able to find, assess and use information effectively is a fundamental skill needed in any career as well as in day-to-day life. This course teaches students how to define their information needs, search for information effectively, make logical arguments, understand the different forms information can take, critically assess information they find and present data in an appropriate way. In addition, it provides students with the skills necessary to evaluate the kinds of opinion and argumentation they encounter outside the University. [IL]

  • IDIA: Interaction Design/Info Arch

    IDIA 602 GRAPHIC DESIGN PRINCIPLES (3)

    Emphasizes strategies for visual problem-solving and techniques for creating comprehensive layouts using principles of design and typography. Hands-on course for students with a limited background in graphic design. Pass/fail grading. Lab fee required.

    IDIA 612 INTERACTION DESIGN (3)

    Explores electronic environments as fluid spaces where interactions among people, machines and media (words, images, sounds, video, animations, simulations) must be structured for the unforeseen. The course focuses on planning, analyzing, prototyping and integrating interaction design with interface design. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: PBDS 501 or passing score on HTML Proficiency Exam.

    IDIA 614 SEQUENTIAL VISUALIZATION AND ANALYSIS (3)

    Teaches students to use sequential visual narratives—storyboards, flowcharts, prototypes and simulations—as analysis tools for the development of information systems. The course draws on theoretical approaches to film as well as other forms of visual storytelling, including animation, illustration and comics. Through a series of practical, analytical and creative projects, students learn to apply storyboards and limited multimedia prototypes to interface design and develop content. Lab fee required. prerequisite: PBDS 660 or passing score on Hypermedia Proficiency Exam

    IDIA 616 DESIGNING FOR MOBILE WEB (3)

    Hands-on application and site development for the mobile Web. Students learn current programming languages and development environments for the latest mobile devices and work intensively on a major mobile design project. Lab fee required. prerequisite: PBDS 660 or passing score on the Hypermedia Proficiency Exam

    IDIA 618 DYNAMIC WEB SITES (3)

    Familiarizes students with the basic concepts and vocabulary of website programming, including application scripting, and database management. Provides students with the fundamental skills required to develop and maintain a dynamic, data-driven website. Each student develops a complete website using a simple text editor to create and manipulate relational data, learn a middleware markup language to store and retrieve data and control the rules of interaction, and write HTML to format data and control display. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: PBDS 501 or passing score on HTML Proficiency Exam.

    IDIA 619 PROGRAMMING FOR UX DESIGN (3)

    Practical and theoretical introduction to genres, strategies and techniques for producing client-side interactive projects for the Internet. Students use a scripting language to create interactive information tools such as games, simulations and dynamic websites. Background readings provide theoretical and practical context for development of individual projects. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: PBDS 501 or passing score on HTML Proficiency Exam.

    IDIA 630 INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE (3)

    Teaches students to gather requirements data, model information structures and develop a variety of documents to communicate the information architecture to other participants, including technical experts, usability experts, clients and users. Students learn to determine a target audience, develop personas or user profiles, refine and validate requirements and create site maps and other “specs” and wire frames. Lab fee required. prerequisite: PBDS 660 or passing score on Hypermedia Proficiency Exam

    IDIA 640 HUMANS, COMPUTERS, AND COGNITION (3)

    Introduces concepts, theories and methods that support the study of human-computer interaction and user-centered system design. Students apply concepts from cognitive psychology and visual processing to explore human problem-solving, learning, knowledge representation, and problems of interface design. Prepares students to understand and analyze research based on empirical study of human behavior in its variety and complexity and on models of learning and understanding. Lab fee required.

    IDIA 642 RESEARCH METHODS FOR INTERACTION DESIGN (3)

    Introduces the chief methods for studying users' interactions with software and information resources in ways that support design decisions. Encompasses both quantitative and qualitative methods, including methods such as surveys, focus groups, field studies, and traditional usability studies. Lab fee required.

    IDIA 712 TOPICS IN ADV INTERACTION DESIGN (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in advanced interaction design of mutual interest to students and faculty. Content varies according to the concurrent interests of faculty and students. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Lab fee required. prerequisite: PBDS 660 or passing score on the hypermedia proficiency exam and IDIA 612

    IDIA 715 MANAGING UX PROJECTS (3)

    Introduces students to managing projects that deal with interaction design, user research, and information architecture. Through project-based assignments, students learn how to scope, manage, and organize user experience teams. Lab fee required.

    IDIA 730 TOPICS IN ADVANCED INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in advanced information architecture of mutual interest to students and faculty. Content varies according to the concurrent interests of faculty and students. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Lab fee required. Prerequisite: PBDS 501 or passing score on the hypermedia proficiency exam, and lDlA 630.

    IDIA 742 TOPICS IN USER RESEARCH (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in user research of mutual interest to students and faculty. Content varies depending on the interests of faculty and students. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Lab Fee required. Prerequisite: PBDS 501 or passing score on the hypermedia proficiency exam in addition to IDIA 642

    IDIA 750 SPECIAL TOPICS (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in hypermedia, information architecture or interaction design of mutual interest to students and faculty. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Lab fee required. prerequisite: PBDS 660 or passing score on Hypermedia Proficiency Exam

    IDIA 790 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1 - 3)

    Research or problem-solving project in some aspect of publications design. Topics and number of credits vary with individual student interests. Eligible for continuing studies grade. Lab fee required. prerequisite: permission of program director

    IDIA 798 CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT (1)

    Provides continuing faculty direction, academic support services and enrollment services for students who have completed all course requirements for the degree but have not completed a thesis or final project. Course may be repeated for credit as needed. Grading is pass/fail. Prerequisite: completion of all course requirements for degree program.

    IDIA 799 THESIS/ PROJECT (3 - 6)

    Preparation of a work of original research or a substantial interactive or interface project displaying practical knowledge of relevant research. Each student develops a substantial thesis project that incorporates user research. Projects and research are presented to program faculty for critique. Eligible for continuing studies (CS) grade. Lab fee required. Prerequisites: PBDS 501 or passing score on HTML Proficiency Exam, and permission of program director.

    IDIA 810 PROSEMINAR (3)

    Provides students with the opportunity to build research contexts and refine plans for their degree projects. Engages students in constructive critique of project ideas and in sharing research resources and approaches. Lab fee required. Required of all D.S. doctoral students prior to taking the qualifying examination.

    IDIA 842 METHODS FOR USER RESEARCH (3)

    Introduces empirical user research methods such as contextual inquiry, ethnographic field studies, card sorting, image collaging and usability testing that provide the foundation for user-centered interaction and communications design. Lab fee required.

    IDIA 898 CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT (1)

    Provides continuing faculty direction, academic support services and enrollment services for students who have completed all course requirements for the degree but have not completed a thesis or final project. Course may be repeated for credit as needed. Grading is pass/fail. Prerequisite: completion of all course requirements for degree program.

    IDIA 899 DISSERTATION (1 - 6)

    Research and work connected to the doctoral project under the direction of a faculty adviser. A minimum of 12 semester hours is required for the doctoral degree. Eligible for continuing studies (CS) grade. Lab fee required. Prerequisites: Permission of program director.

    IDIA IRR INTER-INSTITUTIONAL COURSE (3)

    No course description available.

  • IDIS: Interdisciplinary Studies

    IDIS 101 FIRST YEAR SEMINAR: INTRODUCTION TO UNIVERSITY LEARNING (3)

    Helps students to develop key skills, knowledge and habits of mind necessary for academic and professional success. In an active-learning environment, first-semester students and their instructors explore the nature and practice of intellectual inquiry in a university environment. Applied exercises reinforce core study/learning skills in the context of real-time demands, while structured self- and group reflection develops concurrent skills in personal, academic and professional goal-setting. Students become more intentional, lifelong learners, with skills in teamwork and critical thinking that can become fundamental elements of personal effectiveness in increasingly complex and globalized communities and work environments. [PPS] [ELECGE]

    IDIS 102 Critical Thinking and Multicultural Awareness (1)

    Critical thinking is the ability to be both systematic and creative in analyzing and synthesizing information to solve problems, and multicultural awareness includes the knowledge, skills and personal attributes college graduates need to live and work in a diverse world. Students explore critical thinking from both a systematic “left brain” and creative “right brain” perspective and then apply that understanding to develop an awareness of multicultural competency issues. prerequisite: IDIS 101

    IDIS 201 INTRO TO INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (3)

    What does it mean to learn across the curriculum and to address problems from an interdisciplinary perspective: This course provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary studies major. Topics and activities include development of your own intentional plan of study for the major, introduction to interdisciplinary thinking, survey of and introduction to learning methods and University resources for taking full advantage of the Interdisciplinary Studies major. Prerequisite: None

    IDIS 298 Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies (3)

    Exploration of topics in interdisciplinary studies of mutual interest to faculty and students. Content varies depending on the interests of faculty and students. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Prerequisite: None.

    IDIS 300 IDEAS IN WRITING (3)

    Advanced study of strategies applicable to writing both within and beyond the University. Stresses the interrelationships of careful reading, critical thinking and effective writing. Building on skills mastered in lower-division composition courses, students develop the ability to analyze the contexts within which they write, to define their purposes clearly and to employ appropriate strategies for accomplishing those purposes. Assigned readings illustrate a variety of writing strategies and promote serious consideration of important ideas and concepts. Students are required to take the placement test for this course prior to their second semester of registration at UB. prerequisite: adequate score on placement test or completion of WRIT 200 with a grade of pass

    IDIS 301 WORLD CULTURES: (3)

    An interdisciplinary study of different cultures including economic, political, social and cultural systems and structures and their interrelationships. Provides an opportunity for students to compare their own culture with others through study and research. [GIK] [ELECGE]

    IDIS 302 ETHICAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS AND SOCIETY (3)

    Provides a structured experience in which students from the School of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences explore together the interrelationships between business and various other sectors of society, e.g., the individual, government and international environment. Emphasis is placed on values and on the ethical issues implicit in those interrelationships. [CTE] [AHE]

    IDIS 497 INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES PORTFOLIO (3)

    In this capstone course, students examine the process of interdisciplinary problem-solving through a review of epistemological theory; visual and verbal rhetoric; the psychology of creativity, cognition and learning; and interpersonal and small-group communication. Each student creates an interdisciplinary project and prepares a learning portfolio that contains a personal mission statement, a revised version of the student's original program plan with narrative commentary and a reflective journal. Permission of IDIS advisor required.

    IDIS 498 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in interdisciplinary studies of mutual interest to faculty and students. Content varies depending on the interests of faculty and students. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Prerequisite: None

  • JPLA: Jurisprudence

    JPLA 200 INTRODUCTION TO JURISPRUDENCE (3)

    Introduces students to jurisprudence by exploring a number of fundamental questions related to law and its role in our personal, social and political lives. Covers both historical and contemporary accounts of the nature of law, the relationship between law and morality, and legal reasoning.. Emphasis is on development of student's' critical-thinking and written and oral communication skills. Prerequisite; None

    JPLA 300 LEGAL ANALYSIS (3)

    Focuses on research, analysis and writing about the law. Develops or further develops students' legal research skills, as well as provides practice with analyzing sources of law and using them to answer legal questions. prerequisite: JPLA 200

    JPLA 400 TOPICS (3)

    Varying course offering addressing a jurisprudence topic or cross-listing a graduate couorse of interest to jurisprudence majors. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Prerequsite: Permission of Program Director.

    JPLA 496 INTERNSHIP (3)

    Working at an organization, government entity or business that provides an experience relevant to the study of jurisprudence. Students select an appropriate site and develop a plan for the internship in consultation with the program director.

    JPLA 498 CAPSTONE PROJECT (3)

    Serves as the culmination of the student's program of study in jurisprudence and is required for all jurisprudence majors. Students consult with the instructor or another faculty member with relevant expertise to develop a mutually agreed-upon capstone project that demonstrates the student's understanding of jurisprudence. Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director and completion of all the other required courses in the major.

  • LEST: Legal Studies

    LEST 500 LEGAL RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS (3)

    Intensive course on the ways law and regulations are made and interpreted, the sources of legal research and proper styles of legal citation. Students are required to learn how to read and analyze court decisions and to write effectively about legal issues. Required of all students in the first semester upon entering the program.

    LEST 501 LEGAL AND ETHICAL FOUNDATIONS (3)

    In-depth exploration of the organization of the American legal system, the practical basis of law, how lawyers think and the workings of the adversarial system. Examines how law is organized as a field of knowledge and practice and how it functions as an instrument of government and arena of dispute resolution. Raises issues of law’s relationship to other disciplines such as philosophy, history and the social sciences and assesses law’s effectiveness in promoting justice and social policies. Grading: letter grade only.

    LEST 506 HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES (3)

    Explores the Anglo-American legal tradition from a variety of perspectives, including U.S. constitutional history, the role of the common law in the establishment of America’s legal systems and Maryland’s legal history. Considers the broader Western tradition of constitutionalism, limited government, religious toleration and fundamental rights in relation to contemporary legal issues. A research paper is required.

    LEST 507 LEGAL AND ETHICAL ARGUMENTS (3)

    Intensive course on the theory and practice of legal, ethical and policy arguments. Includes case analyses and exercises in the practical application of theories of persuasion. Explores the differing character of arguments for different professional contexts and audiences.

    LEST 508 LAW AND MORALITY (3)

    Study of traditional and contemporary views on the nature of law and the nature of morality, and the ways they relate. Does the American legal system promote goodness and social justice? Topics covered include theories of justice and legitimacy, natural law and natural rights, legal positivism and various applied topics including legal protection of basic rights, equal protection under the law and civil disobedience.

    LEST 600 COMPLEX LEGAL ANALYSIS (3)

    Advanced legal analysis and writing. Emphasizes high-level comprehension of cases and statutes, solidification of good legal research techniques and effective presentation of written legal analysis and argument. Students look at important legal issues, as a means of developing skills useful in law, in a variety of areas as subjects for class discussion and exercises and writing assignments. prerequisite: LEST 500

    LEST 601 ETHICS AND ADVOCACY (3)

    Provides a detailed study of current legal ethics. Promotes understanding of ethical conflicts faced by lawyers in their daily professional and personal lives, demonstrates methods of reconciliation of conflicts among competing ethical rules and standards, and compares and contrasts legal ethics with conventional ethical norms. Surveys the contemporary culture of the legal profession in its various settings, including professional, judicial and educational environments in which legal ethics are embedded. prerequisites: LEST 501, LEST 507 and LEST 508 or permission of program director

    LEST 602 ORIGINS OF LAW (3)

    Examination of the concepts that have been used as the basis for legal systems around the world, including common law, civil law and various non-Western and traditional systems. Considers the legal relationship between the individual and the state in these systems as well as the key elements and procedures used by each and what they can tell us about the essential nature of legal systems and the law itself.

    LEST 603 LAW OF CONTRACTS (3)

    Explores the elements of a legally enforceable agreement, defenses to contract actions and statutory modifications to the common law of contracts. Considers the balancing of different interests in contemporary contract law, including considerations of fairness, social and economic policy objectives, and individuals' freedom to structure commercial and personal relationships.

    LEST 604 LAW OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS (3)

    Introduction to the law of business organizations, including their history, function and public policy implications. Forms covered include individual proprietorships, partnerships and corporations as well as newer variations such as limited liability companies. Topics include methods of finance and control and the rights and obligations of the principals, agents and third parties.

    LEST 605 AREAS OF LAW (3)

    Varying course offering that explores a particular area of law. Course may be repeated for credit when topic differs.

    LEST 606 FAMILY LAW (3)

    The legal problems confronting modem families. Examines the law of marriage, marriage-like relationships, cohabitation and divorce, in the context of the ever-changing definition of family. Also considers legal issues relating to children, including custody, support and the complications arising from reproductive technologies.

    LEST 607 PROPERTY LAW (3)

    Basic law of property, including philosophical and ethical justifications and important historical developments in the scheme of ownership in Anglo-American Law. Focus is on current property law from the viewpoint of its underlying rationales and policy considerations.

    LEST 609 EMPLOYMENT LAW (3)

    The law of employment in its social, ethical and historical contexts. Examines common law principles of employment contracts, the employment at will doctrine and a wide range of regulatory regimes governing work. Students consider leading cases in their economic, social and historical contexts and employment law in its practical and principled applications by taking up the ethics of human resources and industrial relations.

    LEST 610 LEGAL TOPICS (3)

    Varying course offering that explores a particular issue, context or method of the law. Course may be repeated for credit where topic differs.

    LEST 614 TORTS (3)

    The civil law of reparation for harm done by wrongful acts. Examines many of the causes of action available under theories of intentional wrongdoing, negligence and strict liability. Considers the range of problems and issues that arise in contemporary practice as well as their historical roots.

    LEST 615 CRIMINAL LAW (3)

    Substantive, procedural and constitutional criminal law. Criminal law involves those actions that society identifies as particularly contrary to morality and society's best interests. Students study the classification of certain actions as crimes and the rationales for such classification, based on the Model Penal Code and Maryland Criminal Law. Examines the criminal process from investigation through appeal, including features mandated by both state law and the U.S. Constitution. prerequisite: LEST 500

    LEST 616 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (3)

    The American constitutional form of government and the amendments establishing individual rights. Focuses on the parts of the U.S. Constitution that are concerned with civil liberties but also with the structure in which such liberties are protected. Emphasizes First Amendment, due process and equal protection. prerequisite: LEST 500

    LEST 617 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (3)

    The history, function and powers of administrative agencies. Covers administrative agencies on the federal level and parallel state and local government level. Examines the function of administrative agencies generally, including their rule-making and adjudicative powers, and practice and procedure before such agencies. Includes the study of judicial review of administrative agency decisions.

    LEST 620 PHILOSOPHY OF LAW (3)

    Jurisprudential approach to both historical and contemporary theories of law, focusing on such problems as the justification of authority, the obligation to obey law, civil disobedience, the relationship between law and morality, problems of interpretation and judicial decision-making, and the role of the Supreme Court in a democratic society.

    LEST 624 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS (3)

    An overview of professional ethics in law, business, finance, health care and other fields. Covers ethical concepts that apply across professions as well as many of the specific ethical rules that apply to particular professions. Considers the rules in the context of important legal cases and controversial contemporary problems. Includes the study of ethical theory as well as applications.

    LEST 625 TOPICS IN APPLIED ETHICS (3)

    Varying course offering that explores a particular topic in applied ethics. Course may be repeated for credit where topic differs.

    LEST 626 THE TRIAL PROCESS (3)

    The procedural, evidentiary and strategic aspects of litigation. Introduces the basics of pleadings, discovery, motion practice, rules of evidence and trial techniques. Covers how court cases are initiated, prepared and tried. Includes participation in a mock trial.

    LEST 628 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND ETHICS (3)

    The pressing ethical, legal and political issues facing the world today that have to do with the relationship between humans and the nonhuman world. Explores environmental ethics through classic and contemporary readings from a wide array of philosophic and literary traditions. Examines the role legal institutions play in our efforts (or lack thereof) to deal with ethical issues involving the environment.

    LEST 629 BIOMEDICAL ETHICS (3)

    Explores the ethical considerations that affect legal decision-making on biomedical issues. Among the subjects that may be considered are medical paternalism, patient autonomy and informed consent, research involving human subjects, justice in health care, genetic testing, enhancement, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. The focus is on developing an understanding of varied ethical perspectives and how they relate to controversial biomedical issues. prerequisite: none

    LEST 630 LAW AND HISTORY SEMINAR (3)

    Varying course offering that explores a particular topic in legal history. Course may be repeated for credit where topic differs. prerequisites: LEST 501 and 506 or permission of the program director.

    LEST 696 LEGAL STUDIES INTERNSHIP (3)

    Application of legal knowledge and skills at a nonprofit organization, governmental entity or business. Students select an appropriate site with the approval of the program director. Students learn about the role law plays in the activities or services of the site and how law is used to address issues and solve problems. prerequisite: approval of the program director

    LEST 698 INTERNSHIP IN APPLIED ETHICS (3)

    Provides observation and firsthand experience of the practice of ethics at designated profit, nonprofit or government organizations. Students work with a mentor at an appropriate organization they have selected and write an ongoing journal of their involvement as well as a critical essay on applied ethics related to their internship experience. prerequisite: approval of program director

    LEST 699 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH (1 - 3)

    Individual research on an academic project of interest to the student in consultation with a monitoring faculty member. prerequisite: approval of program director

  • MATH: Mathematics

    MATH 100 FOUNDATIONAL MATHEMATICS - ALGEBRA (1 - 3)

    Presents a variety of topics including real numbers, linear equations, polynomials, systems of equations, rational expressions, properties of exponents, radical functions and quadratic equations. This course develops essential background skills for a college-level introductory mathematics course such as College Algebra or Basic Statistics. Note: Students are placed into this course on the basis of Accuplacer Diagnostic Test results and previous secondary school math grades/SAT scores. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

    MATH 101 FOUNDATIONAL MATHEMATICS - STATISTICS (1 - 3)

    Focuses on algebraic and numerical skills in a context of applications and problem solving to prepare students for Statistics or Contemporary Mathematics. Topics include quantitative relationships, patterning and algebraic reasoning, functional reasoning, probabilistic and statistical reasoning, incorporating quantitative communication skills and technology. Note: Students are placed into this course on the basis of Accuplacer Diagnostic test results and previous secondary school math grades/SAT scores. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory; credits do not count toward a UB degree or certificate.

    MATH 111 COLLEGE ALGEBRA (3)

    Provides students with more advanced skills required for high-level applications of mathematics. Negative and rational exponents and functions, their properties and operations, including inverse functions; linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, absolute value, exponential and logarithmic functions are explored. Students develop graphical and algebraic skills and study applications of concepts. prerequisites: adequate placement test score or successful completion of MATH 100 or successful completion of a course that satisfies the University of Baltimore General Education Math requirement. [MATH] [QQT] [MA] Note, students who have taken a college-level math course should talk to their advisor before enrolling in this course.

    MATH 113 MATHEMATICS FOR LIBERAL ARTS (3)

    Explores the aesthetics and utility of mathematics through the study of basic mathematical concepts and ideas. Topics are chosen from sets, counting methods, mathematical systems, basic rules of probability, statistics, logic, finance, geometry,numeration systems and modeling. Not open to those who successfully completed MATH 111 or MATH 115. prerequisites: adequate placement test score or successful completion of MATH 100 or successful completion of a course that satisfies the University of Baltimore General Education Math requirement. [MATH] [QQT] [MA] Note, students who have taken a college-level math course should talk to their advisor before enrolling in this course.

    MATH 115 INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (3)

    An overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Statistics is inherently applied the course emphasizes solutions to problems in a variety of applied settings. Measures of location and variability, probability distributions, correlation and regression, sampling and sampling distributions, hypothesis testing and estimation with confidence intervals for means and proportions are explored. prerequisites: adequate placement test score or successful completion of MATH 100 or successful completion of a course that satisfies the University of Baltimore General Education Math requirement. [MATH] [QQT] [MA] Note, students who have taken a college-level math course should talk to their advisor before enrolling in this course.

    MATH 125 MATHEMATICS FOR LIBERAL ARTS (3)

    Explores the aesthetics and utility of mathematics through the study of basic mathematical concepts and ideas. Topics are chosen from sets, counting methods, mathematical systems, basic rules of probability, statistics, logic, finance, geometry,numeration systems and modeling. Not open to those who successfully completed MATH 111 or MATH 115. prerequisites: adequate placement test score or successful completion of MATH 100 or successful completion of a course that satisfies the University of Baltimore General Education Math requirement. [MATH] [QQT] [MA] Note, students who have taken a college-level math course should talk to their advisor before enrolling in this course. Course offered at Coppin University.

    MATH 131 COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE MAJORS (3)

    Provides students with more advanced skills required for high-level applications of mathematics. Negative and rational exponents and functions, their properties and operations, including inverse functions; linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, absolute value, exponential and logarithmic functions are explored. Students develop graphical and algebraic skills and study applications of concepts. prerequisites: adequate placement test score or successful completion of MATH 100 or successful completion of a course that satisfies the University of Baltimore General Education Math requirement. [MATH] [QQT] [MA] Note, students who have taken a college-level math course should talk to their advisor before enrolling in this course. Offered at Coppin State University.

    MATH 201 CALCULUS I (3)

    Introduction to calculus, including limits, continuity, derivatives, applications of the derivative and introduction to integral calculus. prerequisite: MATH 111 or equivalent

    MATH 203 BASIC STATISTICS (3)

    An overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Statistics is inherently applied the course emphasizes solutions to problems in a variety of applied settings. Measures of location and variability, probability distributions, correlation and regression, sampling and sampling distributions, hypothesis testing and estimation with confidence intervals for means and proportions are explored. prerequisites: adequate placement test score or successful completion of MATH 100 or successful completion of a course that satisfies the University of Baltimore General Education Math requirement. [MATH] [QQT] [MA] Note, students who have taken a college-level math course should talk to their advisor before enrolling in this course. Course offered at Coppin University.

    MATH 303 APPLIED PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS (3)

    Applied probability and statistics focusing on statistical methods and applications such as hypothesis testing. Introduces probability, random variables, normal distributions, sampling distributions and hypothesis testing. Statistical methods include one- and two- sample procedures for means and proportions, chi-square tests, analysis of variance and linear regression. prerequisite: Math 111 or equivalent.

    MATH 321 MATHEMATICAL STRUCTURE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (3)

    A study of number systems, sets, Boolean algebra and propositional calculus, relations and databases, and directed and undirected graphics with ¬applications to algorithms and networks. prerequisite: MATH 111 or equivalent

    MATH 497 TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in mathematics of mutual interest to faculty and students. Content varies according to the current interests of faculty and students. The subject studied appears under the Topics heading in the class schedule. prerequisite: senior standing or permission of the instructor.

    MATH 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1 - 3)

    The pursuit of independent study under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. Students may earn up to 3 credits for this independent study. The number of credits earned is determined by the supervising faculty member before the study begins. prerequisites: see class schedule or the instructor

  • PHIL: Philosophy

    PHIL 101 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (3)

    Introduces the fundamental questions and problems of philosophy and critically examines how some of the greatest philosophers in the history of Western cultures have attempted to answer these questions. Emphasis is placed on students’ demonstration of their own abilities to seek answers to these “eternal questions.” A capstone feature of the course challenges students to communicate, orally and in writing, the value of philosophical thinking in their personal lives and their chosen professions. [HIPL] [CTE] [HAT] [AH]

    PHIL 140 CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES (3)

    Explores contemporary issues of ethical concern. Students are introduced to philosophical reasoning on controversial topics, including the responsibilities of corporations, war and violence, human relationships and other currently debated matters of public policy and personal ethics. The course aims to help students develop abilities to understand, evaluate and construct arguments in the realm of applied ethics. [HIPL] [CTE] [HAT] [AH] [IL]

    PHIL 150 CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENTS (3)

    Explores the process of thinking critically and philosophically and guides students in thinking more clearly, insightfully and effectively. In addition, this course focuses on helping students identify, understand and critically assess philosophical arguments. Students use classic philosophic texts and real-world examples to develop both their critical-thinking skills and their ability (in written and oral forms) to formulate, express and critique arguments. [HIPL] [CTE] [HAT] [AH]

    PHIL 250 SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY (3)

    Examines the values and principles that establish and justify societies and that determine the rights and responsibilities of a society to its own members; of the members in relation to each other and to the society as a whole; and of a society in relation to other societies. The course considers the application of these principles to such issues as justice, human rights, political and social institutions, and international relations.

    PHIL 280 ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS (3)

    Explores the relationship between humans and the nonhuman environment and guides students in thinking more clearly, insightfully and effectively about that relationship. Students read a wide array of classic and contemporary texts from a variety of philosophic traditions, and they are asked to consider some of the most pressing ethical, political and legal issues concerning our treatment of the environment. [HIPL] [CTE] [HAT] [AH]

    PHIL 301 ETHICS (3)

    A critical examination of fundamental questions in ethics: What is good and evil? Why be moral? What is right and wrong moral conduct? What does it take to be a good person, and what does it mean to live a good life? Students read a balanced selection of classical and contemporary works and explore a variety of moral issues in personal and professional life.

    PHIL 302 PHILOSOPHY OF COMMUNITY (3)

    Covers some of the basic concerns raised by the cosmopolitan liberalism and communitarian critique. The goals are to help students think through the arguments on each side of this debate and to help figure out for themselves the extent to which they want their lives and the policies of the communities in which they live to reflect either cosmopolitan liberal or communitarian commitments.

    PHIL 305 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IN HUMAN SERVICES (3)

    An examination of values, moral principles and ethical issues inherent in, and related to, the human service professions. The major focus is directed toward determining the moral responsibilities of the human service professions and whether the moral responsibilities are being realized.

    PHIL 309 EASTERN RELIGIONS (3)

    A study of the history, beliefs and rituals of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Shinto

    PHIL 316 LOGIC OF LANGUAGE (3)

    An introduction to informal and formal logic. The use and abuse of language in general is first considered, then informal fallacies are examined. Next, deductive, inductive and analogical arguments are distinguished. The remainder of the course is devoted to examining the formal structures of descriptive language and the formal rules of logic.

    PHIL 317 ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY (3)

    A critical examination of the questions, systems and contributions of the most influential philosophers of Western antiquity. The pre-Socratics and their legacy of questions and world views are first considered. The philosophies of Plato and Aristotle are examined next in light of the attempts of both philosophers to deal with the inherited questions of pre-Socratics and the moral and cultural problems of their time. Concludes with a look at the Epicurean, Stoic and neo-Platonist philosophies and the influence of neo-Platonism on Christian theology.

    PHIL 319 MODERN PHILOSOPHY (3)

    Traces the development and influence of British empiricism and continental rationalism from the scientific revolution of the 17th century through the age of reason, the romantic rebellion and the industrial revolution, and the rise of nationalism. Philosophers to be studied are Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Rousseau, Mill, Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche.

    PHIL 320 20TH CENTURY PHILOSOPHY (3)

    A critical examination of the most influential American and European philosophers of the 20th century. Emphasis is placed on the rebellion against 19th-century idealism and metaphysics as manifested in the two divergent and predominant contemporary philosophies: existentialism and analytic philosophy. Russell, Moore, Wittgenstein, Whitehead, Bergson, James, Dewey, Sartre, Kafka and Camus are among the philosophers considered.

    PHIL 322 PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION (3)

    A critical examination of the fundamental beliefs of the major religions of the world (not, however, a course in the history of religions or of religious belief). The course reviews the rational justifications for such important beliefs as the existence of God, the existence and immortality of the soul, the existence of evil as compatible with a merciful god and the value of miracles, prayer and mystery. Concludes with a look at religious alternatives to traditional theism.

    PHIL 419 RELIGIONS IN AMERICA (3)

    A study of the historical and theological developments in Protestantism, Catholicism and Judaism on the American continent, from the colonial period to the present, including a consideration of the ways in which American civilization modified European religious traditions and developed new sects, cults and religious traditions.

    PHIL 490 THEORIES OF JUSTICE (3)

    A critical examination of the classical and contemporary theories of justice that are the foundations of Western law and morality. Among the philosophers studied are Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Kant, Rousseau, Bentham, Marx, Rawls and Hart. Emphasis is placed on each thinker’s treatment of such fundamental concepts as natural law and positive law, human rights and the common good, the social contract, sovereign rights and power, the forfeiture of “absolute” rights, individual liberty and property, and utilitarianism and intuitionism as theories of justice.

    PHIL 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1 - 6)

    Provides for individual work in research. prerequisites: presentation of a research proposal to the divisional chair, and permission of the chair and instructor

    PHIL 493 HONORS SEMINAR (3)

    An advanced interdisciplinary seminar that focuses on important books and issues and encourages independent thinking, clear presentation and an understanding of the concerns and methods of various disciplines. The course may be team taught; topic and instructor(s) may change from semester to semester. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. prerequisites: 3.5 GPA and permission of the Denit Honors Program director

    PHIL 494 HONORS PROJECT (1 - 6)

    Directed individual instruction in an advanced project of the student’s choice; the project must be academically related to this discipline. Each student works closely with a faculty director who guides his/her progress. The project must be of honors quality and must be finally approved by both the faculty director and a second faculty member. Course is eligible for a continuing studies grade. prerequisites: 3.5 GPA and permission of both the Denit Honors Program director and the faculty director

    PHIL 495 EXISTENTIALISM (3)

    An in-depth study of one of the most provocative philosophies of the modern age. The major works of the leading philosophers of the movement are examined as well as the expression of their philosophies in contemporary art, poetry, fiction and cinema.

    PHIL 496 INTERNATIONAL LAW AND MORALITY (3)

    Explores the relationship between international law and morality and guides students in thinking more clearly, insightfully and effectively about the various legal, political and social institutions that make up the international legal regime. Students read a wide array of classic and contemporary texts from a variety of philosophic traditions, and they are asked to consider some of the most pressing conceptual and ethical issues concerning international law. [GD]

    PHIL 497 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHILOSOPHY (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in philosophy of mutual interest to faculty and students. Content varies according to the concurrent interests of faculty and students. The subject studied appears under the Topics heading in the class schedule. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

    PHIL 498 INTERNSHIP IN APPLIED ETHICS (1 - 3)

    Designed for students who wish to observe and gain firsthand experience of the practice of business and professional ethics at designated profit or nonprofit organizations in the Baltimore community. Students work with a mentor at the organization of their choice and write a substantial (25- to 30-page) critical essay on applied ethics. Eligible for a continuing studies (CS) grade. prerequisites: IDIS 302 or PHIL 301 or PHIL 305 and an interview with the director of the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics

    PHIL 499 CAPSTONE IN PHILOSOPHY, SOCIETY AND APPLIED ETHICS (3)

    A culmination of the student's program of study in the Philosophy, Society and Applied Ethics program. Required for all Philosophy, Society and Applied Ethics majors. Students consult with the instructor or another faculty member with relevant expertise to develop a mutually agreed upon capstone project that demonstrates the student's understanding of the relationship between philosophy and his or her chosen subfield. prerequisite: permission of program director; co-or prerequisite all other required courses in the major

  • PHSC: Physical Science

    PHSC 101 EARTH IN FOCUS (3)

    A study of the origins, composition and physical processes of our planet. The Earth’s land masses, bodies of water and atmosphere are examined. Natural phenomena such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and global weather patterns are explained. Includes a discussion of environmental issues that directly impact people, such as industrial pollution, depletion of natural resources and global warming. [GSCI] [QQT] [BPS]

  • PSYC: Psychology

    PSYC 100 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology (3) This survey course is an introduction to the science of psychology, with an explicit focus on the understanding of human behavior and experience. Methods used by psychologists to investigate behavior and experience are introduced, and an overview of the major fields of psychology is provided, including discussion of each area’s primary theories and models. [SOSC] [GIK] [QQT] [SBS]

    PSYC 200 INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES (3)

    Psychology majors learn the problems, methods, thinking styles, ethical standards and career opportunities of modern behavioral science and practice. Students participate in classroom discussion on topics of current concern in psychology, practice the writing style of the American Psychological Association and acquire effective methods for developing a professional resume. prerequisites: PSYC 100 and satisfaction of lower-division general-education requirement in composition or their equivalents [IL]

    PSYC 205 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (3)

    The psychological aspects of the human growth and development process from conception and birth through childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. Included are the physical, social and emotional influences on the course of development in role, identity and goal orientation. prerequisite: PSYC 100

    PSYC 210 INTERPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Provides an overview of the processes involved in the development, maintenance and dissolution of friendships and romantic relationships. Offers an examination of topics such as interpersonal attraction, love, sexuality, conflict and communication prerequisite: none

    PSYC 215 HUMAN SEXUALITY (3)

    Reviews the psychological literature on human sexuality, including behavioral patterns, life-cycle changes, interpersonal attraction and the scientific study of love. Sexual functioning throughout the lifespan is discussed, in addition to how it may be influenced by one’s gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, culture and racial/ethnic background. Topics may include female and male anatomy, love and sexuality, intimacy, trust and sexual expression, date rape, the sexual response cycle, sexually transmitted diseases, and birth control and contraception.

    PSYC 220 STRESS IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT (3)

    A study of the interaction between a human’s environment and psycho-physiological systems involved in the generation of stress and development of related disease processes. The use of electronic instrumentation in the evaluation and amelioration of stress reactions and ¬research is examined. Techniques and strategies of stress management are discussed. Laboratory fee required. pre¬requisite: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course or permission of the program director

    PSYC 230 BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION IN APPLIED SETTINGS (3)

    Application of operant learning theory to problems in everyday life. Students design, conduct and report on their own, self-regulated behavior change programs based on principles of the “ABC” model of learning. Topics include how to identify, define and collect information on problem behaviors, how to select effective consequences for those behaviors, and how to maintain desirable behaviors in new settings. No prior psychology coursework is required.

    PSYC 240 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Applications of current psychological theories of learning, cognition and motivation within a variety of formal and informal educational settings. prerequisite: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course or permission of the program director

    PSYC 250 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    A consideration of the individual in social situations, and of the social environment as a source of psychological stimulations and social conflicts. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course, or permission of program director.

    PSYC 260 PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY (3)

    An in-depth, research-based survey of the study of the origins, development and consequences of religion and spirituality from a psychological perspective. The relationship between religion and social-psychological variables in particular is investigated. Religious experiences from a variety of perspectives, including the objective, Freudian, Jungian and humanistic, are examined. The relationship between science and religion is also addressed. prerequisite: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course or permission of the program director

    PSYC 270 POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Provides an overview of the processes involved in developing and maintaining the strenghts and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. Explores the correlates of life satisfaction and examines empirical science and practical strategies for promoting well-being, quality of life and resilience.. prerequisites: none

    PSYC 297 TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Introductory exploration of issues, concepts, and methods in psychology. Topics will vary according to interests of students and faculty; the current subject appears under the Topic heading in the class schedule. Course may be repeated when topic changes. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of program director.

    PSYC 300 HISTORY AND SYSTEMS IN PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    The historical development of the major schools and systems of psychology. The philosophical underpinnings of the discipline are discussed. Students are instructed in the social and cultural variables that contributed to the development of psychology as a science. Connections are made between the early schools of psychology and contemporary perspectives in psychology. The growth and development of applied psychology and the professionalization of psychology are also described. prerequisite: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course or permission of the program director

    PSYC 308 RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS I (3)

    Integrated study of descriptive psychological research methods and corresponding statistical concepts. Topics include ethical considerations, observational and survey research techniques, graphing, central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. Students participate in data collection, data analysis and interpretation by means of the microcomputer Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and in the writing of APA-style research reports. Laboratory fee required. prerequisites: PSYC 200, WRIT 300; COSC 100 OR INSS 100 OR INSS 300

    PSYC 309 RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS II (3)

    Integrated study of experimental and quasi-experimental psychological research methods and corresponding statistical concepts. Topics include basic probability theory, the logic of hypothesis testing, simple and complex experimental design and analysis, internal and external validity of experimental results, and nonparametric research and analysis of techniques. Students participate in data collection, data analysis and interpretation by means of the microcomputer Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and in the writing of APA-style research reports. Laboratory fee required. prerequisite: PSYC 308

    PSYC 315 MOTIVATION (3)

    An exploration of internal and external forces that initiate, direct and sustain behavior. This course examines biological, cognitive and social psychological theories of motivation and their applications in a variety of real-life contexts. Students are encouraged to consider how these theories can increase their understandings of their own and others’ behavior. prerequisite: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course or permission of the program director

    PSYC 320 INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Psychological principles and methods applied to problems commonly encountered in business and industry. Topics include personnel selection and evaluation, training and development, attitudes and motivation, leadership, group dynamics, organizational structure and climate, and job design and working conditions. prerequisite: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course or permission of the program director

    PSYC 325 FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    A survey of the broad field of forensic psychology, including roles that psychological knowledge, theory and practice have played with respect to issues of law and the legal system. Topics include psychological theories of crime, the psychological evaluation of criminal suspects, factors influencing the reliability of eyewitness testimony and psychological models of jury selection, among others. Students also learn the opportunities, demands and responsibilities associated with careers as forensic psychologists. prerequisite: PSYC 100 or CRJU 306

    PSYC 330 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Scientific psychology as applied to enhance health, prevent and treat disease, identify risk factors, improve the health-care system and shape public opinion with regard to health. The course focuses on the biopsychosocial model of health and the interactive influences of biological, behavioral and social factors on health, well-being and illness. prerequisite: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course or permission of the program director

    PSYC 335 THEORIES OF PERSONALITY (3)

    A study of contemporary theories attempting to describe, understand, explain, measure and predict the human as an integrated being. Laboratory fee required. prerequisite: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course or permission of the program director

    PSYC 340 COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    An introduction to the applied psychology field of counseling. History, theories and processes of counseling are surveyed, as are a variety of specializations and settings in which counseling is practiced. Discussions, demonstrations and exercises give students an opportunity to explore counseling psychology as a career path. prerequisite: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course or permission of the program director

    PSYC 345 COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    An introduction to the scientific study of the mind, including historical and current issues, concepts, theoretical models, research methods and evidence regarding the physiological and psychological mechanisms, processes and content of thought. prerequisite: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course or permission of the program director

    PSYC 350 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    An analysis of abnormal behavior as a personal, social and societal concern. Research findings relevant to diagnostic and therapeutic issues are studied. prerequisite: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course or permission of the program director

    PSYC 355 INTERVIEWING PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    A consideration of the principles and techniques of the interview as a personnel selection or research tool. Designed for students interested in the utilization of interview information in applied settings.

    PSYC 360 CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Educates, sensitizes and stimulates students’ critical thinking about the role of culture relative to both consistencies and differences in human psychological functioning and social behavior. Focus is given to the effects of culture on human perceptions, emotions, expectations and values. Other areas that are explored are individualism vs. collectivism, moral reasoning, gender roles and how culture influences research strategies. prerequisite: PSYC 100 or equivalent [GD]

    PSYC 365 PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER (3)

    Explores the psychological, sociocultural, emotional, behavioral and physiological influences on the lives of women and men. The course focuses specifically on the psychological literature that addresses the many ways gender affects our experience. This course is designed to facilitate greater understanding of the unique expectations, constraints, dilemmas and experiences that face women and men. prerequisite: PSYC 100

    PSYC 370 PSYCHOLINGUISTICS (3)

    An introduction to the study of the cognitive processes involved in how humans use language. Students learn about language from a psychological perspective, examining the cognitive aspects of meaning, understanding, communication, speech and language learning. Students learn the formal structure of language, how linguistic knowledge is represented and structured in the mind and how linguistic knowledge is utilized in the real-time processing of language. The course examines the biological and neurolinguistic foundations of language. Links with cognitive science, neuroscience and philosophy are also explored. Laboratory fee required. prerequisite: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course or permission of the program director

    PSYC 375 ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Explores interrelationships between humans and the physical environment, both natural and constructed. This course surveys theories and evidence from various subdisciplines in psychology and applies this knowledge to an understanding of how human behavior affects an environment and how that environment, in turn, influences behavior. The course also explores the manipulation of psychological variables to design environments that promote specific behaviors. prerequisite: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course

    PSYC 380 COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    An introduction of psychology majors and others to the career path of community psychology. The interdependence among individuals, their communities, and their environments is explored, with foci on local and regional social issues and policies, underserved and marginalized groups, prevention of social and mental health problems and related concepts such as social justice and social change.

    PSYC 400 THEORIES OF LEARNING (3)

    Investigation of the factors and processes involved in the acquisition and maintenance of new behavior. Both historical and current learning theories representing the dominant schools of psychological thought are presented, including modern understandings of the evolution and physiology of learning. Applications of current learning theories in various real-world, human contexts also are discussed. prerequisite: PSYC 300

    PSYC 403 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (3)

    A comprehensive course designed to help the student develop the skills necessary to design and implement effective training programs. The course will investigate needs assessments, the development of appropriate training efforts, and the use of training program evaluations. Techniques included are the use of technology in CBT and web-based training. Prerequisites: PSYC 100 or equivalent introductory psychology class, or permission of the Program Director. Laboratory fee.

    PSYC 404 ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTING (3)

    An upper-level, practitioner-oriented course. Students explore and develop skill sets necessary to consult successfully with various client systems. Using experiential learning settings, the focus is on demonstrating techniques of engaging, contracting, deploying interventions strategies and disengaging the client. Internal and external consulting models are included. Laboratory fee required. prerequisite: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course or permission of the program director

    PSYC 405 TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS (3)

    Introduction to the requirements for instruments used in the measurement of human behavior. Includes a study of the theory and methods of psychological measurement and a review of several representative types of tests. Laboratory fee required. prerequisites: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course and PSYC 309 or permission of the program director

    PSYC 410 Multicultural Psychology (3)

    Educates, sensitizes and stimulates students' critical thinking about various cultural identities (such as race, gender, and sexual orientation) and the intersection of multiple cultural identities. Includes discussion of underserved and marginalized groups and the prevention and remediation of social and mental health issues through social justice advocacy. Engages students in experiential activities, self-reflection exercises and classroom discussions focused on the interdependence among individuals, communities and institutions in society, and how the cycle of socialization perpetuates systemic oppression and imbalances of power and privilege in society.

    PSYC 413 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (3)

    An upper-division course preparing students for practice in any health-related field or for graduate school. Students learn about the symptoms, etiology, course, outcome and (to a minor extent) treatment of the major child and adult mental disorders from a biopsychosocial and multicultural perspective. Course materials focus on original sources and scholarly reviews to encourage critical and integrative thinking. prerequisites: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course and PSYC 350 or an equivalent abnormal psychology course or permission of the program director

    PSYC 415 EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    Aspects of human psychology are examined from the perspective that current, species-common human thought processes and behaviors may be understood as evolved adaptations to problems faced by our evolutionary ancestors. Topics include environmental preferences and survival responses, male and female mating and parental attitudes and behaviors, and kinship-based and reciprocal altruism. prerequisites: PSYC 100 and PSYC 300 or permission of the program director

    PSYC 425 SENSATION & PERCEPTION (3)

    A study of the sensory processes and the methods and techniques for their measurement with emphasis on experimental study of perception. Laboratory fee required. prerequisites: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course and PSYC 309 or permission of the program director

    PSYC 430 PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    A study of the biological substrates of behavior. The role of the central nervous system and its relationships to other physiological processes are examined as they affect the organism’s adaptation to its environment. Laboratory fee required. prerequisite: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course or permission of the program director

    PSYC 445 PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING (3)

    A survey of the psychological theories of aging and the psychological changes in intellectual, emotional and social functioning; neuropsychological dysfunctions; and review of issues associated with retirement and economic self-maintenance. prerequisite: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course or permission of the program director

    PSYC 446 DEATH, DYING AND BEREAVEMENT (3)

    The profound influence of death on human behavior and its associated psychological effects. Death-related variables are identified and evaluated as to their contributions to the development of individual differences across the life span. Discussions center on current research and clinical findings about anxiety, depression, guilt, conflict and defense mechanisms, as well as techniques for death education and bereavement counseling. prerequisite: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course or permission of the program director

    PSYC 455 WORKSHOP IN COUNSELING (1 - 4)

    A practicum experience for students to function as helping persons in a professional setting with intense supervision. prerequisites: PSYC 100 or an equivalent introductory psychology course and PSYC 340 or an equivalent counseling psychology course and permission of the program director

    PSYC 490 SENIOR PROJECT IN PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    The capstone experience for psychology majors. Students design and conduct original quantitative or qualitative studies of psychological topics of personal interest or complete intensive psychology-focused internships. Students share their own project problems, progress and outcomes in a weekly seminar. Completed projects are reported both in an APA-style paper and a formal oral presentation. Grading: pass/fail. prerequisite: PSYC 200, PSYC 300, PSYC 308, PSYC 309 or equivalents; senior status

    PSYC 493 HONORS SEMINAR (3)

    An advanced interdisciplinary seminar that focuses on important books and issues and encourages independent thinking, clear presentation and an understanding of the concerns and methods of various disciplines. The course may be team taught; topic and instructor(s) may change from semester to semester. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. prerequisites: 3.5 GPA and permission of the Denit Honors Program director

    PSYC 494 HONORS PROJECT (3 - 6)

    Directed individual instruction in an advanced project of the student’s choice; the project must be academically related to this discipline. Each student works closely with a faculty director who guides his/her progress. The project must be of honors quality and must be finally approved by both the faculty director and a second faculty member. Course is eligible for a continuing studies grade. prerequisites: 3.5 GPA and permission of both the Denit Honors Program director and the faculty director

    PSYC 497 TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (3)

    An intensive exploration of topics in psychology of mutual interest to faculty and students. Content varies according to their concurrent interests. The subject studied appears under the Topics heading in the class schedule. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. prerequisite: permission of the program director

    PSYC 499 SPECIAL PROJECTS IN PSYCHOLOGY (1 - 3)

    The pursuit of independent work under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may include research in the laboratory or the library, supervised work in a psychological clinic or laboratory or at a training facility in a class. A student may earn up to 9 hours in this course but cannot take more than 3 hours per semester. Exact course credit for any project is determined by the program director. Course is eligible for a continuing studies grade. prerequisite: permission of the program director

    PSYC IRR INTER- INSTITUTIONAL COURSE (3)

    INTER- INSTITUTIONAL COURSE

  • PBDS: Publications Design

    PBDS 501 INTRODUCTION TO WEB DEVELOPMENT (3)

    Introduction to the fundamentals of front-end Web design. Students learn how to write basic HTML and CSS. Emphasis on preparing media for Web use, HTML tags, CSS attribute and how the two languages work together to create functional and visual front-end Web design. Grading: pass/fail; credits do not count toward a UB graduate degree or certificate. Lab fee required.

    PBDS 502 INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN PRINCIPLES (3)

    Hands-on course for students with a limited background in graphic design. Emphasis on basic strategies for visual problem-solving and techniques for preparing comprehensive layouts. Pass/fail grading. Lab fee required.

    PBDS 503 WORKSHOP IN WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (3)

    Practicum in the skills of writing and research. Instruction focuses on projects in the student’s subject field. Emphasis on revising, proofreading, editing, adapting and translating for different media and audiences. Recommended for students in all graduate programs who wish additional work in writing, with permission of the graduate program director. Grading: credit/no credit or letter grade.

    PBDS 505 SHORT COURSE IN WRITING (1)

    Intensive course meeting three hours per week for five weeks and focusing on a specialized aspect of professional writing. Content varies according to the concurrent interests of faculty and students. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes. Grading: credit/no credit or letter grade. Lab fee may be required.

    PBDS 506 SHORT COURSE IN WRITING (1)

    Intensive course meeting three hours per week for five weeks and focusing on a specialized aspect of professional writing. Content varies according to the concurrent interests of faculty and students. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes. Grading: credit/no credit or letter grade. Lab fee may be required

    PBDS 508 SHORT COURSE IN GRAPHICS (1)

    Intensive course meeting three hours per week for five weeks and focusing on a specialized aspect of graphic design or graphic production. Content varies according to the concurrent interests of faculty and students. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

    PBDS 509 SHORT COURSE IN GRAPHICS (1 - 3)

    Intensive course meeting three hours per week for five weeks and focusing on a specialized aspect of graphic design or graphic production. Content varies according to the concurrent interests of faculty and students. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

    PBDS 600 MEDIA DESIGN (3)

    Examination of light, space, motion and sound—their manipulation and use in designing intentional communications and their interrelationships with words and graphics. Also examines the production process, from needs assessment and proposal writing to storyboards and finished program. Lab fee may be required.

    PBDS 601 WORDS AND IMAGES: CREATIVE INTEGRATION (6)

    Building on a foundation of rhetorical theory, students explore imaginative ways of communicating with audiences, both visually and verbally. Experimenting with brainstorming strategies prepares them to draw on their own creative resources as they develop original solutions to challenging communication problems. Publications Design students must earn a B (3.0) or better in this course. Lab fee required. prerequisite: PBDS 615

    PBDS 602 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL VIDEO (3)

    Introductory course in video and audio production. Students learn to shoot, light, edit, and record sound in a digital environment. They also gain experience in producing for videotape, CD-ROM, DVD and the Web. Lab fee required.

    PBDS 603 EDITORIAL STYLE (3)

    Editorial style as a total concept, including the historical context of the written word, styles and methods of editing, and special skills such as proofreading, line-by-line editing, reorganizing, rewriting, working with writers and artists and editing as management. Each student becomes the editor of his/her own special project. Lab fee may be required.

    PBDS 604 WRITING FOR THE MARKETPLACE (3)

    Writing for various freelance markets, including features and reviews, poetry, fiction, public relations and advertising. Analysis of the audiences to which various publications appeal and development of a proposed publication aimed at a specific audience. Each student conducts a thorough investigation of a self-selected market and prepares what is intended to be a publishable manuscript for that readership.

    PBDS 605 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LANGUAGES (3)

    Examination of the “private” or specialized languages of various professions (e.g., science, medicine, education, government and politics) and the means by which these languages may be translated for the public. Each student investigates, through intensive reading, study and imitation, at least one specialized language and attempts to become proficient in adapting and/or decoding that language for public consumption.

    PBDS 610 VISUAL & VERBAL RHETORIC (3)

    Analysis and evaluation of visual and verbal texts composed in a variety of media—both traditional and electronic—in light of classical and contemporary theories of communication. Completion of a major project based on substantial primary and secondary research and tailored for a specific audience.

    PBDS 611 THE CRAFT OF POPULARIZATION (3)

    Writing for a lay audience about subjects that are technically or scientifically challenging or normally fall within the province of the scholar and specialist or otherwise inhibit instant understanding. Emphasis on clarity, precision and grace of expression.

    PBDS 612 CREATIVE METHODOLOGIES (3)

    Provides an overview of key concepts in creative design methodologies and explores these concepts during the design process for critique and reflection. Following a learning-by-doing model of instruction this course is grounded in both theory and practice. Both attuned to a human-centered approach that is design driven, user oriented and process based.

    PBDS 613 DESIGN WRITING (3)

    Introduces students to the practices and processes of various design-focused writing genres (criticism, features, online posts, personal and academic essays) as they examine the issues and policies that shape the designed environment. Employing various writing genres, students explore the designed environment with special emphasis on its contexts and consequences.

    PBDS 615 TYPOGRAPHY I (3)

    Exploration of the fundamentals of typographic form and function, progressing through the history, physical characteristics and implementation of type. Projects include the application of basic principles to an increasingly complex set of typographic problems. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign is required for this class, which must be taken within the first 9 credits of study. Lab fee required.

    PBDS 622 DESIGN FOR DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT (3)

    A digital interface design course focusing on design principles, elements, and typography applied to interactive sites and other dynamic media. This course will explore visually striking identity development and content styles. Students will design mock-ups using creative software implementing designs across digital environments. Emphasis is on creative conceptualization, branding across media, designing with Web standards, implementing information architecture and user experiences successfully, and effective visual communications. Pre-requisites: PBDS 601 Words & Images: Creative Integration, PBDS 615 Typography I, and PBDS 660 Digital Development, or permission of instructor. Lab Fee required

    PBDS 638 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (3)

    Explores the endless possibilities of digital imaging. Beginning with acquisition, students learn about composition, lighting, depth of field and the substantive differences between digital and more traditional methods of photography. Students follow their images through the digital darkroom stage, exploring a variety of digital manipulation techniques to produce material for print and Web distribution. Emphasis on the development of portfolio-quality pieces. Lab fee required.

    PBDS 639 VIDEO AESTHETICS & TECHNIQUE (3)

    In-depth analysis of the aesthetic variables affecting video programs. Advanced video and audio projects culminating in a thesis-quality production. Lab fee required. prerequisite: PBDS 602

    PBDS 640 DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND STRATEGIES (3)

    Exploration through hands-on design projects of the roles of typography, photography and illustration in graphic communication. Analysis of audience, context, goals, market, competition and technical constraints. Brainstorming and problem-solving in groups and individually. Projects are suitable for inclusion in the student’s portfolio. Lab fee required. prerequisites: PBDS 615 and PBDS 601

    PBDS 641 MAGAZINE DESIGN (3)

    Intensive focus on the creative writer’s forum—the literary magazine—or on consumer and trade publications. Purpose, philosophy, cover and content design, typography, production and other aspects of small press and consumer publications are covered. A final project, chosen by the individual student, is completed during the semester. Lab fee required. prerequisites: PBDS 615 and PBDS 601

    PBDS 642 BOOK DESIGN (3)

    Exploration of books and book jackets as objects to be planned and produced, with emphasis on appropriate design choices and creative solutions. Lab fee required. prerequisites: PBDS 615 and PBDS 601

    PBDS 645 TYPOGRAPHY II (3)

    An advanced exploration of typographic form and function, beginning with the physical characters of letterforms and progressing to the application of typographic principles to more complex problems such as information hierarchies, narrative sequencing, message and creative expression. The course will expand the class scope of Typography I. Projects in this course will be suitable for portfolio use. Lab fee required. prerequisites: PBDS 615 and PBDS 601

    PBDS 647 INFORMATION DESIGN (3)

    The first priority of designers and writers is presenting information clearly. Students explore how typography, color, symbols, language and imagery can be strategically used to communicate complex information, underscore a message or tell a story more effectively. Students plan, write and design projects suitable for inclusion in their portfolios, all with the aim of elaborating their ability to organize information and solve problems. Lab fee required. prerequisites: PBDS 615 and PBDS 601

    PBDS 649 DESIGNER'S SURVIVAL GUIDE (3)

    Students develop design strategies that consider their clients’ needs and constraints, utilize professional design software to execute comprehensive layouts capable of being printed on a conventional printing press, communicate with print vendors using standard printing terminology and troubleshoot basic prepress issues. Lab fee required. prerequisites: PBDS 502, PBDS 615 and PBDS 601

    PBDS 650 ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN (3)

    Through a series of progressively more sophisticated assignments, students develop design solutions that resolve a range of problems normally faced by clients. Projects include institutional and corporate brochures, identity programs, posters and a variety of other communications materials. Lab fee required. prerequisites: PBDS 615 and PBDS 601

    PBDS 660 WEB DEVELOPMENT (3)

    Introduction to current standards and best practices for Web design. Emphasis on frameworks, content management systems and tools available for building and maintaining dynamic Web sites. Students must pass the pretest or pass PBDS 501 before registering for this course. lab fee required.

    PBDS 661 ADVANCED WEB DEVELOPMENT (3)

    Continues and builds upon the fundamental concepts and skills developed in PBDS 660 Web Development. Students learn the skills needed to apply complex specifications for digital media. Emphasis on advanced Web design using CSS, current scripts and plug-ins, content management systems and Web analytics to create more complex sites for diverse digital environments. lab fee required. prerequisites: PBDS 601, PBDS 615 and PBDS 660, or permission of the instructor

    PBDS 662 DESIGN FOR DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS (3)

    A digital interface design course focusing on design principles, elements and typography applied to interactive sites and other dynamic media. Students explore visually striking identity development and content styles, design mock-ups using creative software and implement designs across digital environments. Emphasis is on creatively conceptualizing, branding across media, designing with Web standards, implementing information architecture and user experiences successfully, and creating effective visual communications. Lab fee required. prerequisites: PBDS 601, PBDS 615 and PBDS 660, or permission of the instructor

    PBDS 670 MOTION GRAPHICS FOR INTERACTIVE MEDIA (3)

    Students explore the relationship between graphic design and time-based interactive media while examining the history and fundamentals of animation. Students use current industry software to produce a range of motion graphics projects for the Web and other interfaces. Special attention is given to the creative processes and developing an appropriate conceptual, technical and aesthetic critical sense within the language of motion design for dynamic media. Lab fee required. prerequisites: PBDS 615, PBDS 601, Adobe CS4 competency and one of the following: PBDS 645, DESN 616 or permission of program director

    PBDS 671 MOTION GRAPHICS I (3)

    After examining ways that motion graphics—logos, titles, etc.—differ from static graphics, and after learning various tools and animation techniques, students conceptualize, storyboard and produce motion graphics for video and other screen-based delivery systems. Lab fee required. prerequisites: PBDS 601, PBDS 602, PBDS 615 and PBDS 645

    PBDS 672 MOTION GRAPHICS II (3)

    Continues and builds upon the fundamental concepts and skills developed in PBDS 671 Motion Graphics I. Students learn the skills needed to apply complex animation techniques and narratives to notion graphic projects. Emphasis on advanced motion graphics that employ 3D workflows to create more complex screen-based projects for diverse environments. Lab fee required. Prerequisites: PBDS 612, PBDS 615 and PBDS 671, or permission of the instructor.

    PBDS 680 ADVANCED PR STRATEGIES (3)

    Overview of how to create and implement appropriate communications and marketing plans for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Emphasis is on research techniques, concept development and copywriting for all environments: online, print, video and animation. Other areas covered include writing proposals, making oral presentations and working with designers, artists and clients. Lab fee may be required.

    PBDS 691 ART OF THE INTERVIEW (3)

    A face-to-face interview is essential for journalists and authors of books and articles dealing with current affairs and real-life issues, documentary filmmakers and even for public relations writers. In all these fields, you often need to gather information directly from people—orally. This course addresses how to research an interview, the ethics of an interview and how to distill information from an interview and write it up in a coherent, compelling fashion.

    PBDS 692 WRITING FOR DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT (3)

    Writing for all contemporary digital forms, including websites, landing pages, e-mail, social media, blogs and more. Students also explore how content and technology interact. Students complete a series of professional-level assignments using the forms individually and in combination. Understanding the roles of research, search engine optimization, information design and strategic thinking in writing for the Web is also emphasized.

    PBDS 693 MAGAZINE WRITING (3)

    Understanding, conceiving, writing and selling various types of magazine articles, including some of the following: trend stories, service stories, profiles, Talk of the Town, short features, personal essays. Readings include essays about the craft of journalism and books of narrative nonfiction. Prerequisite: None.

    PBDS 704 COPYRIGHT AND PUBLISHING (3)

    Introduction to media law, particularly as it relates to the field of publications. Provides a broad historical and theoretical overview and requires students to apply legal theory through the use of case studies and examples drawn from the business of media. Explores the impact of technology on the evolution of media law and considers ethical issues currently faced by professionals in publications and communications.

    PBDS 705 DESIGN-BUSINESS LINK (3)

    Relying largely on case histories and class discussions, this course examines the role of design as a competitive business strategy, with an emphasis on the many ways that designers and business people can work together to provide the synergies that successful design can bring to any organization.

    PBDS 712 HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN (3)

    History of graphic design in Europe and in America, centering on the modern period but also dealing with design influences from earlier periods and from other cultures. Provides a background of visual solutions on which students may draw to solve their own publications design problems.

    PBDS 712 TOPICS IN ADVANCED INTERACTION DESIGN (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in advanced interaction design of mutual interest to students and faculty. Content varies according to the concurrent interests of faculty and students. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Lab fee required. prerequisite: PBDS 660 or passing score on the hypermedia proficiency exam and IDIA 612

    PBDS 719 DESIGN THINKING (3)

    Introduces design concepts to those with minimal or no background in design and builds an awareness of the importance and breadth of design throughout our culture. Focuses on developing creative-thinking skills and visual literacy. Areas of design covered include graphic, information, digital, environmental and industrial design. Also examines and discusses design ethics, design sustainability and the evolving role of design thinking in business. Lab fee required.

    PBDS 720 THE DIGITAL ECONOMY (3)

    Impact of the digital revolution in a number of areas—how we make a living, how we govern ourselves and how we create values for ourselves. Provides students with an understanding of the way the digital economy creates a unique business culture and establishes (and reflects) a network of new economic values. Prepares students to effectively invest their time, talent and imagination in the new culture and economy of digital technology.

    PBDS 731 SEMINAR IN CREATIVE WRITING AND PUBLISHING (6)

    The capstone course for the specialization in Creative Writing and Publishing. Entering the course with a completed or nearly completed manuscript written while in the program, students revise, design and produce a publication consisting of their own original work. Ina a seminar setting, they act as peer advisors to one another and are responsible for providing in-depth critiques of each other's work. Team taught by a creative writer and a book artist or graphic designer, the course revisits and re-examines concepts introduced in earlier courses. Lab fee required.

    PBDS 735 PORTFOLIO (3)

    Capstone experience during which each student prepares a professional portfolio that demonstrates mastery of the skills in writing and design emphasized throughout the program. In addition to refining work produced in earlier courses, each student produces a personal identity package and an electronic version of the portfolio. Lab fee required. prerequisites: PBDS 615 and PBDS 601

    PBDS 740 SEMINAR IN PUBLICATIONS DESIGN (3)

    Culminating course in the master’s program in publications design tests and stretches all knowledge and skills students have been learning up to this point. Students conceive a solution to a particular communications problem, work in teams to analyze its audience(s), develop a plan for making it public via print and/or other media, and design and write a prototype. Lab fee required. prerequisites: PBDS 615 and PBDS 601; course should be taken in a student’s final semester

    PBDS 750 WRITING: SPECIAL TOPICS (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in writing of mutual interest to students and faculty. Content varies according to the concurrent interests of faculty and students. Specific topic is listed in the schedule of classes. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Lab fee may be required.

    PBDS 751 GRAPHIC DESIGN: SPECIAL TOPICS (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in graphic design of mutual interest to students and faculty. Content varies according to the concurrent interests of faculty and students. Specific topic is listed in the schedule of classes. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Lab fee may be required. prerequisites: PBDS 615 and 601

    PBDS 753 MEDIA: SPECIAL TOPICS (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in communication and media of mutual interest to students and faculty. Content varies according to specific interests and trends in communication. Specific topic is listed in the schedule of classes. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

    PBDS 754 BUSINESS PRACTICES: SPECIAL TOPICS: (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in the business of a publications enterprise that are of special interest to faculty and students. Possible topics include managing a publications department, design studio or magazine, market research, and marketing and legal issues in publications. Specific topic is listed in the schedule of classes. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Lab fee may be required.

    PBDS 755 BACKGROUNDS AND IDEAS: SPECIAL TOPICS: (3)

    Intensive exploration of cultural trends, historical developments, ideas or systems of communication that have influenced or informed creative work in a variety of visual and verbal media. Content varies according to the concurrent interests of faculty and students. Topic appears under that name in the schedule of classes. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Lab fee may be required.

    PBDS 756 HYPERMEDIA: SPECIAL TOPICS (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in hypermedia of mutual interest to students and faculty. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. Lab fee may be required. prerequisites: PBDS 615 and 601

    PBDS 775 INTERNSHIP (3 - 6)

    Direct experience working with a publications staff. Internship opportunities include working with private advertising and public relations firms, nonprofit agencies at the federal and state levels or private business and professional agencies that maintain publications staffs. Eligible for continuing studies grade. Lab fee may be required. prerequisite: permission of program director

    PBDS 779 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1 - 3)

    Research or problem-solving project in some aspect of publications design. Topics and number of credits vary with individual student interests. Eligible for continuing studies grade. Lab fee may be required. prerequisite: permission of program director

    PBDS 789 CREATIVE THESIS (3)

    Independent project, closely supervised by a faculty adviser. The thesis consists of a substantial body of creative writing (a volume of poems, a collection of stories or other prose, a novel), as well as the design for the cover, title page and one inside spread. Finished work is reviewed by a faculty committee. Eligible for continuing studies (CS) grade; otherwise grading is pass/fail. Lab fee may be required. prerequisite: permission of program director

    PBDS 797 INTEGRATED DESIGN THESIS (3)

    Independent and original design project supervised by a faculty member. This work should reflect an understanding of graphic design principles and demonstrate excellence in conceptualizing and executing design solutions to communication problems. Finished work is reviewed by a faculty committee. Pass/fail grading. prerequisite: program director’s approval of topic prior to registration

    PBDS 798 CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT (1)

    Provides continuing faculty direction, academic support services and enrollment services for students who have completed all course requirements for the degree but have not completed a thesis or final project. Students continue the independent work leading to finishing the thesis or final project that is significantly under way. Course may be repeated for credit as needed. Eligible for continuing studies (CS) grade; otherwise grading is pass/fail. Lab fee required. prerequisite: completion of all course requirements for degree program

    PBDS 854 ADVANCED WORKSHOP: PUBLISHING (3)

    Organized around publishing projects initiated by students in the doctoral program. Work is independently developed but critiqued by the class, the instructor and outside professionals. Course may be repeated for credit only with the approval of the instructor and the director of the doctoral program. Lab fee required.

  • SOCI: Sociology

    SOCI 100 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3)

    Provides an introduction to basic concepts, theoretical principles and research methods of sociology and applies these tools to the analysis of human societies, including the study of social structures and institutions such as the family and religion, culture, social interaction, groups, social inequality, deviance and social change. [GIK] [QQT] [SBS]

    SOCI 204 SOC OF LAW ENFORCEMENT (3)

    No course description available.

    SOCI 210 SOCIAL DEVIANCE (3)

    Provides an examination of deviance and social control in a societal context. Emphasis is placed on what, how and why certain forms of behavior come to be defined as deviant, the regulation of such behavior and the ways in which deviants are labeled and treated. Major theories of deviance will be used to examine such topics as sexual expression, drug use and addictions, mental and physical health, aggression and violence, suicide, religious cults, cyber-activities, homelessness and elite deviance.

    SOCI 301 SOCIAL PROBLEMS (3)

    A study of factors contributing to the disintegration of social living. Topics studied include juvenile delinquency, sexual adjustment, poverty, personal disorganization, changing worker-management roles and migration.

    SOCI 302 THE AMERICAN FAMILY IN PERSPECTIVE (3)

    A study of the contemporary American family in terms of its historical background, the impact of the 20th-century culture and significant factors that influence marital relations and family living.

    SOCI 303 URBAN SOCIOLOGY (3)

    An ecological approach to urban society emphasizing the dynamics of urban regions as demonstrated in their growth and structure. The values and methods people have employed to achieve desired ends are examined in the light of modern industrialization and communication. Special emphasis is given to factors of race, housing, planning and organization.

    SOCI 304 HUMAN ECOLOGY (3)

    The dynamics of human population as affected by environmental factors with special emphasis on those individual living habits and practices that alter one’s physical environment.

    SOCI 310 SOCIAL THEORY (3)

    Examination of theories of social organization and social change with particular attention to leading contributors to social thought in the Western world, their work, their social setting and the relation of their study to subsequent social thought.

    SOCI 311 CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL THEORY (3)

    Structure and function of modern social theory. Functional conflict, interaction and exchange theories are compared with structure and function of modern social theory and with paradigms for examining institutional and organizational norms in society. prerequisite: SOCI 310

    SOCI 312 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION PRACTICE AND ANALYSIS (3)

    Concepts of community are examined and applied to the delivery of human services. Perspectives are developed by which community organizations may be analyzed. Organizational techniques and the roles of voluntary community organizations are discussed.

    SOCI 317 SOCIOLOGY OF POVERTY (3)

    Examines the sources and dynamics of poverty in contemporary society from a sociological perspective. Human service, income and job programs designed specifically to address the needs of the poor are reviewed and critiqued. Special attention is given to groups disproportionately found in poverty, such as the young, the old and the disabled.

    SOCI 380 RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS (3)

    Examines the sources and dynamics of poverty in contemporary society from a sociological perspective. Human service, income and job programs designed specifically to address the needs of the poor are reviewed and critiqued. Special attention is given to groups disproportionately found in poverty, such as the young, the old and the disabled.

    SOCI 413 INDUSTRIAL SOCIOLOGY (3)

    Emphasis is placed on the meaning of work, economic and occupational systems, changes within occupational structure and the causes of these changes. Major themes are social theory and productive systems, occupational associations and trade unionism, occupational mobility and social power, the structure of industry and the labor market and interrelationships between industry and the wider community.

    SOCI 420 SOCIAL STRATIFICATION (3)

    An analysis of the correlates of class, mobility, status, power, and conflict.

    SOCI 460 GENDER ROLES AND SOCIETY (3)

    An examination of the cultural, biological, psychological and historical development and interdependence between male and female sex roles. Topics include the influence of heredity and environment, stereotypes and stigmas, and the position of men and women within such institutional areas as law and education, religion, health, the economy and the political system.

    SOCI 470 THE SOCIOLOGY OF INFORMATION (3)

    An exploration of the nature of information and its organization, control and use in our society. Topics include the relation of information to public policy decision-making, issues related to privacy and access, and the use of information as a form of power in societal institutions.

    SOCI 493 HONORS SEMINAR (3)

    An advanced interdisciplinary seminar that focuses on important books or issues and encourages independent thinking, clear presentation and an understanding of the content and methods of various disciplines. The course is team taught; subject and instructors may change from semester to semester. prerequisites: 3.5 GPA or recommendation of the student’s major division chair and permission of both the instructor and the Denit Honors Program director

    SOCI 494 HONORS PROJECT (3 - 6)

    An advanced interdisciplinary seminar that focuses on important books or issues and encourages independent thinking, clear presentation and an understanding of the content and methods of various disciplines. The course is team taught; subject and instructors may change from semester to semester. prerequisites: 3.5 GPA or recommendation of the student’s major division chair and permission of both the instructor and the Denit Honors Program director

    SOCI 497 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY (3)

    Intensive exploration of topics in sociology of mutual interest to faculty and students. Content varies according to the concurrent interests of faculty and students. The subject studied appears under the Topics heading in the class schedule. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes.

    SOCI 498 SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY (3)

    Group and individual study of the major contributors to sociological thought. Theorists are studied in the context of their historical situation and the social problems current during their lifetimes. Stratification, power, functionalism and systems theory are studied in relation to actual methods. prerequisite: SOCI 310

    SOCI 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SOCIOLOGY (1 - 6)

    Provides students with the opportunity to pursue a research topic or special project in sociology. Each student works closely with a faculty member who helps set goals, develop a course plan and guide progress. The project must be carefully planned and have approval of the instructor involved and of the program director. prerequisite: permission of both the instructor and the program director

  • UNIV: Sophomore Seminar

    UNIV 201 SOPHOMORE SEMINAR: INTELLECTUAL TRANSITIONS (3)

    (Reserved for CAS students ) Serves as a bridge from the first year to a student’s major area of study, building on skills gained in First-Year Seminar: Introduction to University Learning, learning communities and other general education courses. All sophomores participate in a common academic experience designed to enhance their critical thinking and to enable them to make connections among their academic work, personal aspirations and professional goals. Student engage a common reading across seminar sections, exploring academic discourse in broad areas, and apply core skills in communication, research, information literacy and team building to real-world issues. prerequisite: WRIT 101; prerequisite or corequisite: INFO 110 (may be waived for students who enroll with 45 credits or more) [CTE]

  • SPAN: Spanish

    SPAN IRU INTER-INSTITUTIONAL COURSE (3)

    No course description available.

  • WRIT: Writing

    WRIT 100 READING AND WRITING PROCESS FOR COLLEGE COMPOSITION (3)

    Corequisite study with WRIT 101 to help students use reading, writing, discussion and research for discovery, intellectual curiosity and personal academic growth. Students work in collaborative groups to share, critique and revise their reading and writing. They compose a variety of documents for a range of academic audiences; develop a metacognitive understanding of their reading, writing and thinking processes; and improve their college-level reading and writing skills as they learn to adopt and adapt recursive writing processes. Pre-requisite: Directed Self Placement Co-requisite: College Composition

    WRIT 101 COLLEGE COMPOSITION (3)

    Helps students develop fluency in writing clear, forceful, effective prose and acquire the college-level reasoning, reading and writing skills that they will find necessary for success in other college courses. prerequisite: adequate score on placement test or completion of designated developmental writing courses with a grade of C- or higher [WRIT] [COM] [COMP]

    WRIT 101A COLLEGE COMPOSITION (3)

    Helps students develop fluency in writing clear, forceful, effective prose and acquire the college-level reasoning, reading and writing skills that they will find necessary for success in other college courses. prerequisite: adequate score on placement test or completion of designated developmental writing courses with a grade of C- or higher [WRIT] [COM] [COMP] co-requisite: Reading And Writing Process For College Composition (WRIT 100).

    WRIT 190 ENGLISH COMP TUTORIAL (1)

    Fundamental methods for developing expository essays, exploring how writers use descriptions, stories, ­reasoning, and the techniques of persuasion in essays that aim to define, identity, classify, analyze, compare, and contrast events, objects and ideas. Although primary emphasis is on the forms of the essay as a whole, students also learn principles of organization and cohesion at the sentence and paragraph level. With the instructor’s guidance, students practice strategies for brainstorming, planning, drafting, and revising their essays. Short readings are assigned as models and examples of forms of discourse students. Restricted to students who have not already fulfilled the lower-­division English Composition requirement.

    WRIT 200 PRACTICUM IN WRITING (3)

    Designed to review skills developed in WRIT 101 or equivalent and prepare students for successful completion of WRIT 300. Students build skills in critical reading, rhetorical analysis and writing from sources while maintaining a focus on textual conventions. Students write in a variety of genres for inclusion in a final course portfolio. Passing grade is C-or higher. prerequisite: adequate score on placement or placement waiver

    WRIT 300 COMPOSITION AND RESEARCH (3)

    This course helps students expand their skills in writing effective prose for a variety of audiences, including academic, professional and personal. The course, which emphasizes discipline-specific writing projects, builds on skills previously acquired in lower-level writing courses. It is designed to help students develop additional writing skills needed for success in college and their respective majors. prerequisites: Successful completion of WRIT 101 or equivalent; and a qualifying score on the Upper-Division Writing Placement Test or successful completion of WRIT 200. [WRIT] [COM] [UCOMP]