Dec 08, 2019  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 
  
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    POL 207 - Comparative Politics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An introduction to the basic concepts, theories and substance of comparative politics as a field of study within political science. Covers liberal democratic, communist, as well as other types of political systems.

    OFFERED: Spring
    NOTE: Countries emphasized will vary with instructor.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 209 - International Politics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A survey of the various approaches to the study of international relations. Analysis of the various actors in the international arena such as nation-states, international organizations, multinational corporations, and human rights groups. Covers nuclear strategy and arms control, conventional war, superpower rivalry, north-south confrontation, and international human rights.

    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 211 - Public Policy and Administration


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Studies the theoretical foundations of public policy and administration. Introduces the major concepts of the field and examines their practical implications. Interaction between theory and practice is illustrated primarily through discussions of case studies of national, state and local governments.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 213 - History of Political Thought


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course introduces students to major traditions of political theory by reading important historical texts. Students will read selected original texts by theorists such as Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Rousseau, Adam Smith, Marx, Nietzsche, and Max Weber. The course will integrate a historical and thematic approach. In a concluding section of the course students will read essays by major contemporary political theorists applying the historical theory to the contemporary context.

    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 300 - Topics in Political Science


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Topics will vary with current interest of faculty and students. Specific topics will be announced.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 303 - Ancient and Medieval Political Thought


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course studies selected texts of important political theorists from ancient Greece, Rome, and the European middle ages which continue to be important reference points in contemporary political thought. The course focuses especially on the emergence of the concept of sovereignty, the conditions which make citizenship possible, the relation of religious faith to politics, the gendered nature of political theory, and the controversies over authority and power in the rise of modern state.

    PREREQ: POL 203 and 213, or instructor permission.</p.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 305 - State and Local Government


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Forms, functions and services of state governments; intergovernmental relations; representative local governments; State Constitution and Bill of Rights.

    PREREQ: POL 205 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 307 - Western European Politics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An examination of the political systems and political processes of the West European democracies. Emphasizes the government and politics of Great Britain, France, Germany, and Italy.

    PREREQ: POL 207 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 309 - International Law


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Surveys the rules, procedures, and practices that regulate the various actors in the international arena. Emphasizes the post World War II era and new perspectives such as the control of the use of force, redistribution of world resources, and international protection of human rights.

    PREREQ: POL 209 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 311 - Public Policy Analysis


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Studies the theoretical foundations and alternative models of the policy process. Covers topics such as education, health, welfare, energy, and environmental policy.

    PREREQ: POL 211 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 313 - Modern Political Thought


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course studies selected texts of important political theorists from the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution. It focuses specifically on the political theory of the enlightenment, the emergence of the modern theory of democracy, rationalizations of the sovereignty of the nation-state, and the development of critical theories of capitalism and modernity in the late nineteenth centuries. Theorists studied will include Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Montwequieu, Burke, Mill, Marx, and Nietzsche.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 315 - United States Congress


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Examines the role of the Congress in the American political system. Emphasizes the internal formal and informal roles and structures of the Congress and the roles of individual members.

    PREREQ: POL 205 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 317 - Russian Politics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Examines the historical development and contemporary organization and functioning of the political system of Russia. Analyzes important social forces and institutions which influence the Russian political process.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 319 - International Organization


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Examines the organization and functioning of such international and regional organizations as the United Nations, the European Community, the Organization of American States, NATO and specialized agencies such as the World Health Organization.

    PREREQ: POL 209 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 321 - Organizational Politics and Management


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Examination of the behavior of individuals within large public organizations. Covers formal structuring, motivation, informal groups, leadership, personnel, budgets, bargaining, and decision-making.

    PREREQ: POL 211 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 323 - American Political Thought II


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course examines the political ideas that have been most prominent and influential in the United States since the Civil War.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 325 - The Presidency


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Development and contemporary status of presidential power and of the presidential office. Historical, analytical and critical approach with emphasis on the personal and political aspects of the institution.

    PREREQ: POL 205 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 327 - African Politics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Analyzes the development of the political systems of sub-Saharan Africa from the interaction of traditional African and modern European social forces. Emphasizes colonialism, nationalism, and political patterns in the post-independence period.

    PREREQ: POL 207 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 329 - American Foreign Policy


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Historical roots of United States foreign policy. Examines the development of the U.S. into a global power; involvements in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. Covers the individual and institutional actors involved in the foreign policy making process.

    PREREQ: POL 209 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 330 - Internet Politics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course surveys the relationships between the Internet and contemporary politics. It teaches students the skills needed for basic Internet literacy, examines the medium’s ongoing development and the political context in which this occurs, and addresses connections between various Internet-related topics and politics.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 333 - Religion and Politics: Tolerance


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Considers the relationship between religion and politics. Emphasizes the specific relationship between church and state and religion’s answers to fundamental questions such as those about equality, justice, power, and tolerance.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 335 - The Supreme Court


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Examines the structure and functioning of the Supreme Court. Particular attention given to the role of the Court in the American political process.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 337 - Middle East Politics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Studies the origin and nature of Middle East Politics. Covers the Arab-Israeli dispute, inter-Arab rivalries, influence of religion, great power rivalries, and other topics.

    PREREQ: POL 207 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 339 - US-Latin American Relations


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Examines the Monroe Doctrine and its corollaries as policy determinants; the Pan American system, twentieth century problems which have complicated the relations among hemispheric nations.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregularly
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 341 - Public Budgeting and Finance


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course introduces students to the institutional processes of priority setting and resource allocation, as well as the administrative techniques used to manage public finances.Topics covered include fiscal federalism, economic policy issues, tools of action, common funding mechanisms and state-of-the-art approaches to fiscal management.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 343 - Democratic Theory


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course examines democracy as an ambiguous achievement, both valued and undermined, in modern political thought. It surveys a variety of historical traditions of democratic thought, and investigates current problems of democratic politics in light of recent developments in political economy, the capitalist state, and global politics.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing and one course in political theory or philosophy, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 345 - American Constitutional Law


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    The Supreme Court’s contribution to constitutional development as reflected primarily in its decisions in cases on the nature of judicial authority, the commerce clause, the separation of powers, the division of authority between the national and state governments, and others.

    PREREQ: POL 205 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 347 - Chinese Politics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Please contact department for information on this course.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing.
  
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    POL 351 - Public Personnel Management


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course encompasses all activities related to people in organizations. The course analyzes the specific responsibilities of supervisors, personnel officers, and personnel policies. In particular, it evaluates the effects each of these has on government’s responsiveness and accountability. It is designed to examine contemporary personnel administration including the civil service system, job analysis, performance evaluation, equal employment opportunity, human resource development, benefits, employee motivation, and government productivity.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 353 - Contemporary Political Theory: Democratic and Global


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course investigates important conceptual issues in contemporary political theory by surveying twentieth century theorists such as Freud, Weber, Habermas, and Foucault, as well as rival theoretical approaches such as utilitarianism, communitarianism, critical theory, feminism, and post-structuralism.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 355 - Civil Liberties


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A survey of American civil liberties. Emphasizes contemporary problems such as freedom of speech, press, religion, procedural guarantees of persons accused of crime, and the right to be free from racial discrimination, and other matters within the purview of the Bill of Rights.

    PREREQ: POL 345 OR PBJ 201.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 357 - Latin American Politics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A comparative study of Latin America’s political systems. Covers political structures and processes, types of regimes such as democratic, military, and revolutionary, political ideology, and caudillismo.

    PREREQ: POL 207 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Spring, alternate years
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 359 - The Nation-State and Global Order


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course introduces students to the historical, conceptual, and institutional sources of the modern political world. It emphasizes the historical formation of the nation-state, its development into a global system of states, the alternative forms it has taken in both the developed and under-developed worlds, and the global forms of political and economic organization that currently challenge the nation-state as the primary focus of political power and identity.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 361 - Evaluating Public Policy


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course encompasses the empirical and normative framework of policy deliberation. The course explores the consequences of public policies, programs, and projects. The major focus of the course is how evaluation research is used to improve the quality of public decisions and the operations of public programs.

    PREREQ: POL 211 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 363 - Feminist Social and Political Theory


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course introduces students to feminist theories of politics. It surveys different theoretical traditions in feminist theory, and examines feminist approaches to key issues in political theory. It also introduces students to an important interdisciplinary approach to social and cultural theory.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 364 - Administrative Law


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Public law as it relates to the powers, procedure and rules of administrative agencies. Prime areas of concern are the transfer and delegation of power form legislatures to agencies, the exercise of power by the agencies, and the law governing judicial review of administrative action.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregularly
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 365 - Political Parties


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Analyzes the organization and functioning of American political parties. Covers party activists, loyal electorates, national conventions, and the role of parties in elections and government.

    PREREQ: POL 205 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 367 - Third World Politics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course provides an introduction to the politics of the global South, focusing on the problems and prospects of the world’s poorer countries. The course surveys the varied experiences of third world countries and examines the social, economic, and political challenges they face.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 369 - Terrorism and Political Violence


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course surveys the nature, causes, and implications of terrorism and other forms of political violence. Relevant theoretical understandings, case studies, and policy responses will be explored, with special attention paid to the factors that motivate individuals to become involved in terrorist activities.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 375 - New York State Politics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course will examine the functioning of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of New York State government. Historical, economic, social and demographic factors will be surveyed. The impact of public opinion, interest groups and political parties on these institutions will also be studied as well as the operation of county, city and town governments.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing OR POL 205.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 385 - Law and Society


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course examines the perennial questions: How does law shape society and conversely, how does society shape law? This is an ongoing discussion which is reflected in the political discourse and decision making in our courts, legislatures, and communities.

    PREREQ: POL 205.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 390 - Independent Research in Political Science


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course surveys approaches to political science as well as the core questions and research strategies of the different subfields of political science. It will engage students in debate about the fundamental epistemological and ontological assumptions being various schools of political science. The course will prepare students to work closely with a faculty member on an independent honors thesis or independent research paper during their senior year.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing and instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 405 - Mass Media and Public Opinion


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of the formation of public opinion and how it affects and is affected by the mass media. Critical examination of the media and politics focusing on such subjects as the media and the public interest, problems of objectivity, what the news does not cover, and government regulation of the media.

    PREREQ: POL 205 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 415 - Women and Politics


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Historical role of women in politics; women’s movement in America; women today; analysis of political role of women in the future.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 417 - Politics Of Modernization


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Analysis of the process of transformation from traditional society to modernity with emphasis on the political dimension.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregularly.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 448 - Sociology of Law


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    The nature of law, its evolution, response to social change, and impact on society.

    PREREQ: Twelve hours of sociology and upper division standing, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 490 - Political Science Honors


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    In this course exceptional students will read extensively and write a substantial independent honors thesis under the direct supervision of a faculty member.

    PREREQ: Political science major and senior standing.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 6
  
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    POL 496 - Capstone Seminar in Political Science


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This capstone seminar serves as a synthesis for the study of government and politics for Political Science majors. While Political Science includes many subfields, this course focuses on one subfield per offering. Students will use the methodology, theories, concepts, perspectives, data and practices of the discipline to explore in detail a specialization of the major. A major component of the capstone experience is the completion of a student learning portfolio.

    PREREQ: Political Science major or associated minor (Political Science/Public Administration and Policy/International Studies) and senior standing.
    OFFERED: Spring
  
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    POL 497 - Seminar in Political Science


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Research, writing, and reporting on topics chosen for their particular value to political science majors.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    NOTE: May be repeated for credit.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POL 498 - Internship in Political Science


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Field experiences with selected agencies of local, state or national government, or work done directly for individuals actively involved in the political process. Specific assignments individually determined. Departmental approval required.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing and departmental approval.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    CREDIT: 0 to 12
  
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    POL 499 - Independent Study


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Individual readings and research projects under supervision of a member of the political science faculty.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing and instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POR 101 - Elementary Portuguese


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Preparation of students without previous knowledge of Portuguese in the fundamentals of conversation, reading, and composition.

    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    POR 102 - Continuing Elementary Portuguese


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Continuation of POR 101: Fundamentals of conversation, reading, and composition.

    PREREQ: POR 101 or three years of transcripted high school Portuguese.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 100 - Principles of Human Behavior


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    The study of psychology as a field of scientific inquiry about behavior with implications for the student and for society.

    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 120 - Race and Gender in United States Society


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course will explore historical as well as current issues regarding race and gender in United States society. The interplay between political and psychological factors as they relate to the more encompassing culture will be a major focal point. This includes an examination of how individual level psychological patterns and behaviors are mirrored in substantive directives of politics and government.

    EQUIVALENT COURSE: POL 120
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 190 - Gateway to Research in Psychology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An experience in the research process, supervised by a psychology department faculty member. Activities will include discussions and observations of faculty-conducted research, such as laboratory studies, survey research, archival research and field studies. The H, S, U grading system will be used.

    PREREQ: PSY 100, first-year or sophomore standing, and instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 1 to 3
  
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    PSY 200 - Topics in Human Behavior: Lifespan Development


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Survey of the current theories and research that describe and explain the changes in behavior that take place across the lifespan.

    PREREQ: PSY 100.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 280 - Analysis of Psychological Data


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Basic techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics and their applications to research in psychology.

    PREREQ: PSY 100 or COG 166
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    PSY 290 - Research Methods in Psychology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Critical consideration of basic research techniques in representative areas of psychology.

    PREREQ: PSY 280
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    NOTE: Laboratory course.
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    PSY 301 - Perception


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Examines contemporary theories and research which account for our abilities to sense and interpret light, sound, and other forms of stimulation.

    PREREQ: PSY 290
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 302 - Learning


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course is designed to be an advanced topical course within the specific area of learning. Students will utilize their methodology skills attained from PSY 290 to examine the area of learning from both the practical and theoretical standpoints. Students will be responsible for in-depth readings of original research in several specific areas of learning.

    PREREQ: PSY 290
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 303 - Biopsychology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An examination of the physical and biological mechanisms that underlie or are associated with specific behaviors and experiences including aggression, perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, psychopathology, development, and the action of psychoactive drugs.

    PREREQ: PSY 290 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 304 - Motivation


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A survey of the theoretical and empirical bases of motivational concepts. Of particular interest is how physiology, heredity, learning, cognition, and social factors contribute to human motivation and emotion.

    PREREQ: PSY 290 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 305 - Cognition


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This area of psychology is guided by the information processing approach in its examination of how people think. Topics include attention and memory, problem solving, decision making, and logical reasoning.

    PREREQ: PSY 290 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 310 - Topics in Psychology: Applied Psychology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Explores how professionals apply psychological knowledge and principles to improve the wellness of groups and individuals who need psychological services.

    PREREQ: PSY 100.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 310 - Topics in Psychology: Personality


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Involves students in a critical examination of several psychological theories of personality, and explores the current research investigating models of personality, personality constructs, and the assessment of personality.

    PREREQ: PSY 100.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 322 - Child Psychology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Examines the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of development from the prenatal period through preadolescence. Problems and issues in child development are examined as a function of their sociocultural context.

    PREREQ: PSY 100 or permission of instructor
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 323 - Adolescent Psychology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Examines the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of development from early adolescence through late adolescence. Problems and issues in adolescent development are examined as a function of their sociocultural context.

    PREREQ: PSY 100 and upper division standing, or permission of instructor.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 324 - Adulthood and Aging


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Exposes students to current theories and research on adult development. Topics include cognitive changes with age, social factors in aging, family issues, changes in the concept of career and employment, ageism, personality changes, and health concerns.

    PREREQ: PSY 290 and either PSY 200, 322, or 323.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 326 - Psychology of Race: Examining Racial and Ethnic Identity Development


    2010-2011 Catalog Year


    Psychological aspects of racial and ethnic identity development and personal identities of U.S. racialized groups will be explored from a psychological basis.  Students will increase cultural awareness of their own and others racial and ethnic identities and will evaluate research on the role of racial and ethnic identity development in psychological processes and human behavior.

    PREREQ: PSY 100 or SOC 100.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 330 - Educational Psychology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of psychological principles and research as applied to classroom organization, teaching, and learning.

    PREREQ: PSY 322 OR 323, or permission of instructor
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 340 - Social Psychology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Introduction to the social determinants of individual and group behavior with an emphasis on current theory and research.

    PREREQ: PSY 100.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 342 - Criminal Psychology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course explores the complexity of criminal behavior, particularly violent behavior, and the individual, situational, and sociocultural influences on criminal behavior. These influences are then applied to a variety of forms of criminal behavior, including homicide, assault, rape, relationship violence, and property/economic crime. Prevention methods are discussed and evaluated.

    PREREQ: PSY 100
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 343 - Health Psychology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A comprehensive introduction to the field of health psychology, including coverage of basic research methods, current findings with respect to psychosocial variable and disease risk, and critical analysis of the dissemination of these findings to the public.  
     

    PREREQ: PSY 100
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 344 - Psychology of Women


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    In this course, traditional and contemporary theories on the psychology of women are examined. Historical and current research on the psychosocial development of girls and women are discussed and critiqued.

    PREREQ: PSY 100 and upper division standing
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 345 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course describes and explains psychological aspects of work-related behavior, providing students with the skills necessary to effectively address the issues that impact human behavior in the workplace. Students will examine how psychological theories, methods, and research apply to the workplace.

    PREREQ: PSY 100.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 347 - Forensic Psychology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course explores psychology’s applications to law and the legal system, including criminal justice system personnel decisions (selecting, training, and evaluating police officers), criminal investigations (e.g., interrogations, profiling, and police lineup procedures), prosecutions (e.g., jury selection, eyewitness testimony, and the insanity defense) and punishments (e.g., prison).

    PREREQ: PSY 100.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 350 - Abnormal Psychology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Examines the origins and symptoms of emotional and behavioral disorders. Prevention and treatment will be examined, along with cultural and historical influences on our understanding of disorders.

    PREREQ: PSY 100.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring, Summer
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 351 - Interpersonal Victimization


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course provides an overview of interpersonal victimization, concentrating on why some individuals and groups (e.g., women, children, and stigmatized groups) are selected as victims. The course also focuses on the short and long term consequences of victimization.

    PREREQ: PSY 100 and upper division standing
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 361 - Psychology of Language


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Survey of the major research findings in the psychology of language with special emphasis on the psychological processes involved in language acquisition and adult language comprehension and production.

    PREREQ: PSY 100.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    NOTE: Students that have completed PSY 310, Psycholinguistics, cannot take this course.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 363 - Cognitive Neuroscience


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Cognitive Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary exploration of the relationship between the brain and cognitive processes. Through the review of current research in cognitive neuroscience and case studies of patients with neurological damage, the brain mechanisms underlying cognition will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on the higher cognitive processes such as pattern recognition, memory, language, and consciousness.

    PREREQ: PSY 100 or instructor permission. Advisement Recommendation: BIO 101.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 370 - Evolutionary Psychology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Review of the genetic, ecological, and adaptive correlates of behavior. Topics include an overview of Darwin’s life and the theory of natural selection, the comparative development of higher mental processes (brain evolution, learning and language), aggression and violence, conflict with-in families and other groups, sexual selection, attraction, mating and reproduction, altruism, cooperation and the foundations of culture, and the misuse of evolutionary theory, with emphasis on animal behavior and evolution as a model for understanding human behavior.

    PREREQ: PSY 100.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 377 - Human Sexuality


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course explores all aspects of human sexuality from biological, social and cultural perspectives. Topics include sexual differentiation, anatomy, hormones and sexual behavior, reproductive cycles, pregnancy, contraception, childbirth and parenting, gender differences and gender roles, cross cultural sexual practices, sexually transmitted diseases, and sexual dysfunction.

    PREREQ: PSY 100.
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 401 - Perception


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Examines contemporary theories and research which account for our abilities to sense and interpret light, sound, and other forms of stimulation.

    PREREQ: PSY 290.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    NOTE: Laboratory course.
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    PSY 402 - Learning


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course is designed to be an advanced topical course within the specific area of human learning. Students will utilize their methodology skills attained from PSY 290 to examine the area of learning from both the practical and theoretical standpoints. Students will be responsible for in- depth readings of original research in several specific areas of learning. In addition, students will be involved in the basic methods of data collection, experimental design, data analysis, and report writing within the area of learning.

    PREREQ: PSY 290
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    PSY 403 - Biopsychology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An examination of the physical and biological mechanisms that underlie or are associated with specific behaviors and experiences including aggression, perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, psychopathology, development, and the action of psychoactive drugs.

    PREREQ: PSY 290.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    NOTE: Laboratory course.
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    PSY 404 - Motivation


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A survey of the theoretical and empirical bases of motivational concepts. Of particular interest is how physiology, heredity, learning, cognition, and social factors contribute to human motivation and emotion.

    PREREQ: PSY 290.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    NOTE: Laboratory course.
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    PSY 405 - Cognition


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This area of psychology is guided by the information processing approach in its examination of how people think. Topics include attention and memory, problem solving, decision making, and logical reasoning.

    PREREQ: PSY 290.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    NOTE: Laboratory course.
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    PSY 410 - Advanced Topics in Psychology: Computer Control in Psychological Research


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Designed to familiarize the student with current uses of computers in psychology and provide “hands-on” experience in the design and development of applications. Topics to be covered will primarily involve the computer as a laboratory tool for presentation of stimuli and response recording. Both hardware and software aspects of applications will be discussed with emphasis on cost effective, simplified approaches.

    PREREQ: PSY 290 and upper division standing, or permission of instructor.
    OFFERED: Fall, Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 410 - Advanced Topics in Psychology: Human Factors


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course addresses the design of products and information based on the abilities, both cognitive and physical, of the human users. Cognitive processes will be reviewed and related to product design with a particular emphasis on the design of human-computer interfaces.

    PREREQ: PSY 290 and upper division standing, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 410 - Advanced Topics in Psychology: The Psychology of Individual Differences


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course is designed to impart factual information about individual and group differences among humans in such areas as intelligence, achievement, personality, attitudes, interests, and values. The function of gender, age, ethnicity, and race will be examined as well as the methodology used to study individual differences. Students will gain an appreciation of the history of the field as well as contemporary findings, and the applied implications of such findings.

    PREREQ: PSY 290 and upper division standing, or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 411 - Introduction into Neural Networks


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Explores the application and use of neural networks in a variety of areas in the social and natural sciences. Students will familiarize themselves with a number of different neural network architectures, and will learn to use simulation software to apply neural networks to problems of optimization and forecasting, as well as to explore intellectual issues related to neural networks as an explanatory alternative to the understanding of human behavior. Course grades will be based on participation, successful completion on class exercises, and of applied projects chosen by the student.

    PREREQ: Upper division standing.
    EQUIVALENT COURSE: COG 411
    OFFERED: Fall
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 420 - Topics in Developmental Psychology: Infancy


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Examines theories and research related to human development from the prenatal period through the preschool years, with particular emphasis on infancy. Topics will include: cognitive, social, emotional and physical development; methods of research and assessment; behavior teratology, health, nutrition, and at-risk status; and infant care giving and education.

    PREREQ: PSY 290 and either PSY 200, 322, or 323.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 426 - Development and Interpersonal Relationships


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    The principal goal of this course is to achieve an advanced understanding of how interpersonal relationships develop over the course of the lifespan, from the cradle to the grave. Using both attachment theory as the main conceptual framework and work from a variety of other related research traditions (e.g., family systems theory, social cognition, peer relations, developmental psychopathology, child maltreatment), we will examine how different types of social relationships e.g., child-parent relationships, romantic relationships, friendships) emerge throughout development and how the quality of these relationships effect broad and specific aspects of personal functioning and overall well-being.

    PREREQ: PSY 290 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 432 - Applied Animal Learning Principles


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    This course will involve the linking of upper-division undergraduate students with dogs housed in an animal shelter. Students will apply, assess and analyze basic principles of learning aimed at improving the socialization and obedient responses of the animals.

    PREREQ: PSY 290 and permission of instructor
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 4
  
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    PSY 440 - Topics in Personality and Social Psychology: Law/Psychology Senior Seminar


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    An examination of the law and legal process from a psychological perspective. Topics include: assumptions about human behavior made by the legal profession; the legal issues impacting on the psychological profession; and the implications that psychological theories and methodological techniques have for the legal process.

    PREREQ: PSY 290 or instructor permission.
    OFFERED: Spring
    NOTE: Advisor Prerequisite Recommendation: PSY 340.
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 441 - Theories of Personality


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    A study of the major classic and current theories of personality and human behavior with an emphasis on the contributions to general psychology. It enables students to acquire an in-depth understanding of concepts and principles that they can use to unravel mysteries of human behavior and see how these influences relate to our understanding of psychopathology (abnormal psychology) through an examination of personality research.

    PREREQ: PSY 290 or permission of instructor
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 446 - Advanced Topics in Psychology: Introduction to Epidemiology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Introduction to Epidemiology This course will serve as a relatively comprehensive introduction to the field of Epidemiology, including coverage of basic epidemiological methods, current findings with respect to disease and psychopathology, and critical analysis of the dissemination of these findings to the public. Although Epidemiology is focused on the study of the determinants of disease in populations, this course will also consider studies that address the control of health problems.

    PREREQ: PSY 290 and upper division standing, or instructor permission
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 450 - Topics in Abnormal Psychology: Applied Developmental Psychopathology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Developmental processes that contribute to psychopathology will be examined over the life-span. A special focus will be on risk, disorder, and adaptation with a secondary focus on theory and applications including assessment and treatment. This course will prepare students to subsequently participate in applied studies in the area (i.e., internships, independent study projects).

    PREREQ: PSY 290 and 350, or permission of instructor
    OFFERED: Irregular
    CREDIT: 3
  
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    PSY 450 - Topics in Abnormal Psychology: Biopsychopathology


    2010-2011 Catalog Year

    Examines recent research and theories in behavioral genetics, psychopharmacology, and neuropsychology. Critical analysis of biopsychological explanations of psychopathology, and their implications for society. A background in physiological psychology is not assumed.

    PREREQ: PSY 290 and 350, or permission of instructor
    OFFERED: Spring
    CREDIT: 3
 

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