Sep 27, 2022  
2022-23 Catalog 
    
2022-23 Catalog

Course Descriptions


 
  
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    POLS 4380 - Modern Political Thought

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem even years
    Description: A survey of political theory from the 17th century to the present, with a focus on theoretical formulations and critiques of democratic government and the political subject.
  
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    POLS 4600 - American Congress

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem odd years
    Description: A study of the United States Congress and its members. This course examines the legislative decision making process as well as an emphasis on the history of the institution.
  
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    POLS 4620 - The U.S. Supreme Court

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem even years
    Description: A study of the U.S. Supreme Court as a legal and political institution. This course examines the historical development of the Supreme Court, its relationship to other institutions, and judicial decision-making.
  
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    POLS 4640 - American Presidency

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem even years
    Description: A study of the United States presidency and the people who have held the office. This course examines individual presidential character and personality as well as providing a survey of the history of the institution.
  
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    POLS 4750 - Public Policy Analysis

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem odd years
    Description: A study of the American policy process, with an emphasis on the dynamics involved in the creation, adoption and implementation of selected domestic policies.
  
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    POLS 4760 - Rwanda: Genocide and Aftermath

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Online
    Description: This course will examine the 1994 Rwandan genocide and its aftermath. The class will discuss the historical legacy of colonialism and the impact that post-colonial policies had in pre-genocide Rwanda.  Next, the events surrounding the genocide within Rwanda will be discussed in addition to its immediate impact on the surrounding Great Lakes countries of Africa.  Finally, the legacy of the Rwandan genocide will be examined, especially in regards to politics and international law. Specific issues to be addressed include the complex relationship between political and legislated memories, ethnic identities before and after the genocide, the creation and implementation of transitional justice measures including the national courts, gacaca courts, and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
  
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    POLS 4770 GLB - Genocide, War, and Human Rights

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course examines the complexity of genocide studies, within the framework of war and human rights abuses, including an examination of genocide theories, definitions and debates. Within this context, both internationally recognized genocides will be examined (Germany, Rwanda, former Yugoslavia) and those which are more contested such as indigenous and political based massacres. The course will also examine Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes and how societies recover from these types of crimes. The course will take an interdisciplinary approach; with an emphasis on law and politics.
  
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    POLS 4800 - Individual Projects and Research

    Credits: (1-2)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Pre-requisite(s): Department approval required.
    A maximum of 6 hours may be counted toward the major or 3 hours toward the minor.
  
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    POLS 4830 - Directed Readings

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Pre-requisite(s): Department approval required.
    A maximum of 6 hours may be counted toward the major or 3 hours toward the minor.
  
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    POLS 4860 INT - Washington D.C. Internships

    Credits: (1-6)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Pre-requisite(s): Department approval required.
    A maximum of 6 hours may be counted toward the major or 3 hours toward the minor.
  
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    POLS 4861 INT - International Internships

    Credits: (1-6)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Internships located outside of the United States.  Department approval required. 
    A maximum of 6 hours may be counted toward the major or 3 hours toward the minor.
  
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    POLS 4865 INT - State and Local Internship

    Credits: (1-6)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: State or Local internship credits.  Professor approval required.
    May be repeated up to 5 times and up to 6 credit hours.
  
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    POLS 4870 INT - Internship in Perspective

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is designed to put the internship experience in broader context. Students will read books and articles on current issues and then focus on the way that government and non-governmental institutions combine to make policy. In this students will take their political science knowledge and apply it to practical politics.
    Co-Requisite(s): POLS 4860 .
  
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    POLS 4880 INT - Internship Research

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is designed to complement the student intern’s experience while in the placement. This course is designed to give the student a chance to do a research project based on his or her experience in the internship. The research evolves out of assignments given at the internship.
    Pre-requisite(s): POLS 4860 .
  
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    POLS 4920 - Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs

    Credits: (1-6)
    Workshop
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
    May be repeated for a total maximum of 6 credit hours.
    Note: Course not currently being offered.
  
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    POLS 4940 - Topics in American Politics & Thought

    Credits: (3)
    Variable Title
    Description: The study of selected contemporary problem areas in American politics and thought to assess the impact and implication within the U.S. domestic arena. This course may count once to satisfy a subfield requirement at the discretion of the department chair.
    This course may be repeated once up to 6 credit hours (in different topics).
    Note: Course not currently being offered.
  
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    POLS 4990 - Senior Seminar/Senior Thesis

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A seminar in the field of political science. Students will be required to produce a major paper out of this seminar. Required for Political Science majors.
    Pre-requisite(s): POLS 1010 . Department approval required.
    Note: Note: Political Science BS students must take POLS 3990  before POLS 4990.
  
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    PS 1143 - Principles of Selling and Persuasion

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Description: A retail, wholesale, and direct selling and persuasion course. Emphasis upon mastering and applying the fundamentals of selling and persuasion. Preparation for and execution of sales demonstrations required.
  
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    PS 1303 - Sales Channels

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Description: Examination of the distribution process of goods and services, the interrelationships of customer demands, production, pricing, promotion, and the movement of goods from producer to consumer.
  
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    PS 1401 - Introduction to Sales and Service Technology

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Description: This course is designed to help those new PS majors or those exploring the PS major field learn more about the career/ employment options available. This course is also designed to review the various academic emphases, major requirements, and decision making process.
  
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    PS 1403 - Introduction to Customer Care

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A study of the basic techniques for providing quality service to clients.
  
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    PS 1503 - Introduction to Fashion Merchandising

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Description: A study of the Fashion Merchandising industry, including careers in design, manufacturing, wholesaling, promotion, and retailing, including well-known designers, manufacturers, promotion media and apparel and accessory retail institutions.
  
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    PS 1890 INT - Work Experience

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Open to all first year declared majors in Professional Sales. Provides academic credit for on-the-job experience. Grade and amount of credit will be determined by department.
    May be repeated a maximum of 3 times or until a maximum of 6 credit hours is reached.
  
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    PS 2182 - Credit and Collection Methods

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem Online
    Description: The study of specific credit and collection methods for retail, wholesale, and service industries; including cost of retail credit, credit investigation, methods of collecting bad accounts, securing new business through credit applications, and credit control.
  
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    PS 2383 - Retail Merchandising and Buying Methods

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Description: The study of the retail buyer’s duties, different buying organizations, and techniques, procedures of purchasing merchandise for resale and retail merchandising strategies.
  
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    PS 2443 - Advertising Methods

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Description: A study of advertising methods as they relate to local retail, wholesale, and service industries, including newspaper, magazine, radio, TV, mail, outdoor and special promotion events.
  
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    PS 2603 - Advanced Selling Techniques

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Description: Study of advanced techniques including, opening, investigating, demonstrating capability and obtaining commitment of the consultative and strategic seller.
  
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    PS 2703 - Internet Sales and Service

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem Online
    Description: The study of Internet sales, service and technology. Understanding the process of establishing an online business, setting up online shopping capabilities and database integration. Online customer service and retention, buyer behavior and current Internet sales issues are presented.
  
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    PS 2890 INT - Work Experience II

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Open to second year declared majors in Professional Sales. A continuation of PS 1890 .
    May be repeated a maximum of 3 times or until a maximum of 6 credit hours is reached.
  
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    PS 2903 - Professional Selling Methodologies

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: The study of selling and customer service techniques as they apply to virtual, inside and field sales.
  
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    PS 2991 - Sales/Service Technology Seminar

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Directed studies, group discussions, and analysis of selected topics pertinent to sales and service technology. Also designed to prepare sales and service majors for the job market and career opportunities.
    May be repeated until a maximum of 3 credit hours is reached.
  
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    PS 3001 - Sales Career Strategies

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: The study of developing a sales career including finding sales opportunities and how to market yourself into landing those opportunities.
  
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    PS 3003 - Relational Selling

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: The study of relational selling techniques as they apply to virtual, inside and field sales in all industries and sales situations.
  
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    PS 3103 - Sales Personalities and Profiles

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Description: Discovering and understanding your own personality style and how to adapt to your client for selling success is the focus of this course. We will utilize the Everything DISC Sales assessment to distinguish the 4 behavior styles and the Strengths Finder assessment to utilize our talents throughout the selling process.
    Pre-requisite(s): PS 1143 .
  
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    PS 3203 - Customer Service Techniques

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Description: A study of customer service techniques required in order to sell and service products, systems, or services needed by industrial manufacturing, processing, mining, construction firms, or other related technical areas.
  
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    PS 3250 - Business Communication

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Description: Application of oral and written communication, including diversity and international aspects of communication.
    Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 2010 .
  
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    PS 3303 - Technology in Sales

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Description: This course will teach professional sales people to use sales technologies to (1) attract new clientele (2) strengthen customer relationships (3) expand existing accounts and (4) establish a position as an authority in the field.
    Pre-requisite(s): PS 1143 .
  
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    PS 3363 - Contract and Sales Negotiation Techniques

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Description: Principles, techniques and analysis of strategies involved in contract and sales negotiations. Development of integrated strategies through group and individual interaction.
    Pre-requisite(s): PS 1143 .
  
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    PS 3403 - Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Sales

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A study of the opportunities that exist in the medical field as it pertains to selling. The course examines the integral relationship that pharmaceutical and medical device representatives have within the medical community.
    Pre-requisite(s): PS 1143  and PS 2603 .
  
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    PS 3503 - Sales Planning and Forecasting

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem Online
    Description: A study of sales planning and forecasting.  Special emphasis will be given to goal setting, prioritizing, sales forecasting and establishing and managing a sales territory.  The student will also learn techniques for individual goal setting and time management.
  
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    PS 3563 - Principles of Sales Supervision

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Description: Practical application of first-line supervisory skills including choosing, organizing, training, and evaluating entry-level employees; making supervisory decisions; and solving first-line supervisory problems. Understanding the basic responsibilities of a supervisor in production organizations and service organizations.
  
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    PS 3702 - Developing Team Leadership Skills

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A skills based course designed to develop the interpersonal and leadership skills necessary to work effectively in teams and guide teams through the group stages of development. This course will be facilitated in such a way the participants will learn how to diagnose team developmental level and develop a high performing team by applying the principles of situational leadership and the DISC personality profiles system.
    Pre-requisite(s): PS 3563 .
  
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    PS 3703 - Professional Sales Simulations

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Application of advanced persuasion skills to use in professionally organized competitions. This course will use simulations and role-playing to develop persuasive techniques and theoretical applications.
    Pre-requisite(s): PS 1143 .
    May be repeated three times for a maximum of six credit hours.
  
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    PS 3803 - Sales Proposals

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Description: A study of selling techniques required in order to sell products, systems, or services needed by industrial manufacturing, processing, mining, construction firms, or other related technical areas.
    Pre-requisite(s): PS 3563 .
  
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    PS 3903 - Sales Presentation Strategies and Techniques

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem; 1st Blk Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Description: Principles and practices for the five major categories of professional sales consultants.
    Pre-requisite(s): PS 1143  and PS 3803 .
  
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    PS 4203 - Ethical Sales and Service

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Description: Principles, techniques and analysis of ethics in the sales and service professions. Utilizes group interaction, individualized hands-on experiences and a field based experience.
    Pre-requisite(s): PS 3563 .
  
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    PS 4610 INT - Senior Project I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Description: A capstone project for students in their final year of the professional sales degree. Provides hands-on experiences in the areas of sales and service including sales, customer service techniques, presentation strategies, and team leadership development. This course focuses on working with sales and service problems in a departmentally approved work environment.
    Co-Requisite(s): PS 4620 .
    Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: PS 3103 , PS 3363 , PS 3903 .
  
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    PS 4620 INT - Senior Project II

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Description: A continuation of PS 4610 .
    Co-Requisite(s): PS 4610 .
    Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: PS 3103 , PS 3363 , PS 3903 .
  
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    PS 4830 - Directed Readings

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Individual readings supervised by a faculty member.
    Pre-requisite(s): Approval of instructor.
    May be repeated twice for a maximum of 3 credit hours.
  
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    PS 4920 - Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs

    Credits: (1-6)
    Workshop
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
    May be repeated for a total maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
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    PS 4993 - Sales Career Seminar

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem; Full Sem Online
    Description: Research and discussion of sales and service related problems. Also designed to prepare sales and service majors for the job market and career opportunities.
  
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    PSY 1010 SS - Introductory Psychology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem, 1st Blk, 2nd Blk, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, 1st Blk, 2nd Blk, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, 1st Blk, 2nd Blk, Full Sem Online
    Course Fee: $3.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintenance and oversight of the Introductory Psychology Research Participation pool
    Description: Introduction to the scientific study of human behavior.
  
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    PSY 1540 - Designing Your Life

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description:

    The course is designed to help students understand and overcome the challenges many college students face in the transition to adulthood, a period known as emerging adulthood. Because the course examines issues relevant to self and identity development, students will learn the psychological principles and developmental processes associated with becoming functional college students and young adults.

  
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    PSY 2000 SS - The Psychology of Human Relationships

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Description: A systematic review of the research on interpersonal relationships, including the study of multiple factors that contribute to relationship development and functioning and the diverse socio-cultural contexts in which relationships occur.
  
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    PSY 2010 - Science and Profession of Psychology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Description: The purpose of this course is to build upon Introductory Psychology so that students may better understand the discipline as both a science and a profession. The course covers a range of topics, including research, statistics, ethics, career options, graduate school options and preparation, critical to all fields of psychology and provides the skills necessary for students to succeed in upper-division courses and career preparation. This course is designed for students who are interested in or beginning to pursue psychology as an academic major or minor.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 2020 - Mental Health Awareness

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: 1st Blk
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: 1st Blk
    Description:

    Students in this course will learn how to recognize when someone is in crisis, how to listen to a peer in distress, and how to refer them to appropriate services. Students will gain a basic understanding of common types of disorders and distress seen on campus (e.g., depression, anxiety). Students will also gain an understanding of adaptive coping skills and how to implement them in their own lives.  

  
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    PSY 2250 - Learning and Memory

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Description: This course will involve a survey and analysis of the basic processes involved in acquisition, retention, and expression of new behaviors and alterations of existing behaviors in animals and humans.  The course will examine the central theoretical concepts and issues in the fields of learning and memory.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 2370 - Psychology of Women and Gender

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Description: The philosophical, theoretical, and empirical issues of psychology of gender. Issues include gender differences, stereotypes, androgyny, sexuality, health issues, achievement motivation, gender stereotypes, global women’s issues, sexual orientation, issues for women with disabilities, and violence.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 2400 - Positive Psychology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description:

    This course surveys the scientific study of how and why people flourish, achieve lasting happiness, and are able to live “The Good Life.” The course includes classic and contemporary psychological theory and psychological research dedicated to understanding how people achieve optimal functioning. 
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .

  
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    PSY 2710 - Biopsychology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $0.00
    Description: Biological basis of human & animal behavior, with emphasis upon sensory and nervous system processes underlying motivation, learning, perception, emotion, & abnormal behavior.
  
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    PSY 2800 INT CRE - Projects and Research

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Supervised participation in faculty research projects in various areas of psychology. Written report required at end of semester; oral report assigned at discretion of faculty supervisor.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010  and permission of the instructor.
    May be repeated 4 times for a maximum of 4 credit hours.
  
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    PSY 2830 CRE - Directed Readings

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Independent readings or secondary research on advanced special topics under the direction of a faculty mentor. For each hour of credit in a readings project the student is required to read an appropriate number of primary research journal articles and book chapters. A paper written in APA style and oral report are required at the end of the term.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010  and faculty mentor permission.
    May be repeated 4 times for a maximum of 4 credit hours.
  
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    PSY 2860 - Practicum

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Lower division practicum course that involves placement of students in state and community agencies for the purpose of providing supervised practice in application of psychological skills and knowledge.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
    May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
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    PSY 2890 INT - Cooperative Work Experience

    Credits: (1-2)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Open to all students who meet the following requirements. Provides academic credit for on-the-job learning experience. Learning experiences will be specified in a learning contract. Grade and amount of credit will be determined by the department. Limited to two credit hours per semester and four credit hours counted toward the psychology major and minor from the following courses: PSY 2890, PSY 4890 , PSY 4860  and PSY 4390 . Federal regulations restrict all Cooperative Work Experience to no more than six semester hours. Must be employed in a position that uses psychological training. By prior permission of instructor only.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
    May be repeated 4 times for a maximum of 4 credit hours.
  
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    PSY 2920 - Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs

    Credits: (1-6)
    Workshop
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
    May be repeated for a total maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
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    PSY 3000 - Child Psychology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk, 2nd Blk
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Principles and theories of physiological, psychological, emotional, cognitive, personality and social child development and parent-child relations and developmental problems.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 3010 - Abnormal Psychology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: An overview of abnormal human behavior, its etiology, symptoms and treatment as seen by current psychological paradigms.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 3020 - Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: An overview of the etiology, diagnosis, developmental course, treatment, and prevention of disorders first evident in childhood and adolescence.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 3030 - Health Psychology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course examines how psychological states (e.g. anxiety, stress) influence physical health, and how physical states (e.g. illness, pain) and the environment influence psychological health.  Topics will include stress, coping, adherence to treatment, pain, chronic disease, psychoneuroimmunology and health behavior change. The course will emphasize the biopsychosocial model in understanding health and disease.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 3100 - Psychology of Diversity

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course examines the psychological issues associated with human diversity including culture, disabling conditions, gender, class, ethnicity, and others. It addresses the psychological principles underlying these issues and offers effective ways of dealing with these issues.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 3140 - Adolescent Psychology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk, 2nd Blk, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Principles and theories of physiological, psychological, emotional, cognitive, personality and social adolescent development and parent-adolescent relations and developmental problems.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 3200 - Psychology of Sport, Injury & Rehabilitation

    Credits: (3)
    Description: This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the psychology of sport, injury, and rehabilitation. Topics covered include: emotion, motivation, mental skills training and use, psychological antecedents of injury, psychology of injury and rehabilitation, career transition and termination, disabilities, rehabilitation/exercise adherence, eating disorders, alcohol and drug/substance abuse, gender and cultural diversity, and research methods related to psychology of sport, injury and rehabilitation.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010  or HLTH 1110 .
    Cross-listed with RHS 3200 .
    Note: Course not currently being offered.
  
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    PSY 3240 - The Psychology of Drug Use and Abuse

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Description: The course addresses the biopsychology factors influencing the use and abuse of drugs and the behavioral and social consequences of such use and abuse.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
    Note: This course is offered on the SLCC Miller campus
  
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    PSY 3255 - Conditioning, Learning, & Behavior Modification

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course will involve an analysis of the complex processes involved in the acquisition, retention, and expression of new behaviors and the mechanisms related to altering existing behaviors in all types of animals (human and nonhuman). The course will examine the historical and current central theoretical concepts and issues in the fields of conditioning and learning. Additionally, the course will provide you with an understanding of the principles of applied behavioral analysis and modification.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 3270 - Motivation and Emotion

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem-SLCC Miller Campus
    Description: Theories, content areas, research methods, measurement and practical applications in the psychology of motivation and emotion.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 3430 - Theories of Personality

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Description: A survey of the major theories of personality.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 3450 - Psychology of Language

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem even years
    Description: This course will provide a comprehensive overview of psycholinguistics. It will focus on the cognitive and social aspects of language production and comprehension in both spoken and written language.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010  or ENGL 3010 .
  
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    PSY 3460 - Social Psychology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Description: An empirically based survey of the effects of social influence on the basic psychological processes of individuals. Included are the individual in culture and society, the development of attitudes, and the impact of the group.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 3500 - Cognition

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Description: Principles of cognition and thinking including attention, memory, concept learning, decision making, and problem solving.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 3550 - Psychology of Consciousness

    Credits: (3)
    Description: The study of the nature, origins, evolution, and functions of brain, mind and consciousness as these pertain to sensation, perception, learning, memory, cognition, motivation, emotion, behavior, and social relationships from a contemporary neuro-cognitive science perspective.
    Pre-requisite(s): Introductory Psychology (PSY 1010 ), Biopsychology (PSY 2710 ) and instructor consent required; recommend some background in Introductory Philosophy, Perception, and/or Cognition.
    Note: Course not currently being offered.
  
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    PSY 3560 - Group Dynamics and Counseling

    Credits: (3)
    Description: Principles of effective small group behavior. Awareness of group forces and pressures and development of insights into personal relationships in groups. Theoretical and experiential approaches to Group Counseling.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
    Note: Course not currently being offered.
  
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    PSY 3600 - Statistics in Psychology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Techniques of data collection and analysis for application to experimental research in Psychology.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1010  or QL with passing grade of C or better.
  
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    PSY 3605 - Psychology Statistics Lab

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $5.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintenance of two Psychological Science computer labs (LH 302 & LH 304)
    Description: This course covers the application of statistical, database, and graphical software for psychological research analysis and presentation.
    Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: Pre-requisite or co-requisite: PSY 3600  or equivalent.
  
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    PSY 3610 CRE - Research Methods in Psychology

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $5.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Research software and research participation tracking
    Description: Scientific methods of behavioral research. Emphasis upon design, conducting, and analysis of experiments on human and animal behavior as well as proposal writing and critiques of experimental literature.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010  and PSY 3600  or equivalent with prior approval from the Department Chair.
    Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: PSY 3605  or equivalent with prior approval from the Department Chair.
  
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    PSY 3615 - Psychological Statistics and Methods I

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $5.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Research software and research participation tracking
    Description: This course will focus on the scientific methods of behavioral and psychological research.  Specific emphasis will be placed upon research design, study preparation, data collection, and analysis of experiments on human and animal behavior as well as proposal writing and critiques of experimental literature.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1010  or QL and PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 3616 - Psychological Statistics and Methods II

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $5.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Research software and research participation tracking
    Description: This course will focus on the scientific methods of behavioral and psychological research.  Specific emphasis will be placed upon research design, study preparation, data collection, and analysis of experiments on human and animal behavior as well as proposal writing and critiques of experimental literature.  The course will cover experimental and quasi-experimental approaches and the statistical tools associated with these approaches (e.g., ANOVAs).
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1010  or equivalent, PSY 1010  and PSY 3615 .
  
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    PSY 3730 - Perception

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem even years
    Description: Sensory and perceptual processes whereby living organisms acquire information about the world through the sensory structures, and then select, organize and interpret that information.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 3740 - Neuropsychopharmacology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course provides an in depth analysis of drugs on behavior. Topics include how drugs affect the brain, and consequently behavior, the underlying brain and environmental factors thought to be responsible for drug addiction, tolerance, and sensitivity, pharmacological treatment of major psychological disorders, the classification of common psychoactive drugs, and mechanisms of action of commonly abused drugs.
    Pre-requisite(s): NEUR 2950  or PSY 2710  or instructor approval.
  
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    PSY 3850 - Forensic Psychology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Full Sem Online
    Description: A survey course examining the application of fundamental issues in psychology to the criminal justice system.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 4000 - Advanced General

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A senior level review of modern concepts in all the major areas of psychology. Designed to help a student prepare for the advanced part of the GRE in psychology. Strongly recommended for those who plan to teach psychology.  24 credit hours of psychology courses and instructor approval required.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 4050 - Evolutionary Psychology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Examines origins and evolutionary development of early hominid and contemporary human behavior, e.g., competition and cooperation, mating, reproductive and care-giving strategies, and kinship behaviors. Includes ethological, sociobiological, and social psychological perspectives.
    Pre-requisite(s):

     

     

     

    24 credit hours of psychology courses and instructor approval and PSY 1010 .

     

  
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    PSY 4090 - History and Systems of Psychology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Early philosophical origins and contributions to psychology; critical contrasts of systems and schools on major issues.  24 credit hours of psychology courses and instructor approval.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 .
  
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    PSY 4100 - Psychology in the Media

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This capstone course will highlight how psychological concepts, principles, and theories are depicted in the popular media (e.g., film, documentary). Students will watch psychologically-relevant media, read classic and contemporary research connected to the concepts depicted in the media, and synthesize what they have learned from these sources in oral and written formats. Students will understand how the discipline of psychology provides a framework for understanding the world as depicted in media.  24 credits of Psychology coursework and instructor approval required.
    Pre-requisite(s): 24 credits of Psychology coursework and instructor approval.
  
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    PSY 4140 - Theories of Development

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description:

    This capstone course examines current research and theoretical models that focus on human development. Students will read various theories of development to explore 1) the main issues of developmental psychology that theories address, 2) the mechanisms of development, 3) applications, 4) strengths and weaknesses, and 5) contemporary research to highlight how the theory is alive today. Finally, students will synthesize their learning in oral and written formats to address the question, “What is my theory of development?”. Students will understand how developmental theory provides a “big picture” framework for understanding the significance of research findings in developmental psychology. Pre-requisite: 24 credits of Psychology coursework and instructor approval.

  
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    PSY 4310 - Introduction to Counseling Theories

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A didactic introduction to the major theories of counseling and therapy plus an introduction to the research findings associated with effectiveness of therapy and principles of behavioral change.  24 credit hours of psychology courses and instructor approval required.
    Pre-requisite(s): (Required) PSY 1010  and PSY 3010 .
  
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    PSY 4340 - Skills and Techniques of Counseling

    Credits: (3)
    Description: Provides skills and techniques for counselors, ministers, social workers, and other professionals who serve a helping function.
    Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab/week.
    Pre-requisite(s): (Recommended) PSY 4310  or equivalent and permission of the instructor.
    Note: Course not currently being offered.
  
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    PSY 4390 CEL - Capstone Practicum

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Capstone version of PSY 4860  in which students are placed in state or community agencies for the purpose of providing supervised experiences in applying psychological skills and knowledge.  The capstone practicum additionally provides students with an extensive reading list to review with the instructor to better apply their skills and knowledge and understand their experiences on site.  24 credit hours of psychology courses and instructor approval.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 3610  or PSY 3616  (or equivalent) and other specific courses at the discretion of the supervising instructor. Also, permission of the instructor is required.
  
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    PSY 4510 - Industrial and Organizational Behavior

    Credits: (3)
    Description: The psychological aspects of the work setting including selection, training, motivation, attitudes, and the effects of the organization.
    Pre-requisite(s): (Recommended) PSY 1010 .
    Note: Course not currently being offered.
  
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    PSY 4575 - Psychology of Criminal Behavior

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A comprehensive account of the biological, psychological, and social factors underlying criminal behavior.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 3850 .
  
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    PSY 4760 - Tests and Measurements

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $5.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Work study student who monitors the classroom, so it can be open at relevant times for students in the class
    Description: Survey of methods, techniques, and instruments for measuring individual differences in behavior, a critical analysis of representative tests, values and limitations of test, methods of test selection, lab experience with tests.  24 credit hours of psychology courses and instructor approval required.
    Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1010 , PSY 3600  and PSY 3010 .
 

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