Mar 02, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Nursing

  
  • NURS 231 - Adult Health I


    (5 [3-0-2] hours) Prerequisites: NURS 203, 215 and 221. This course is a study of common chronic health disorders which occur in the adult patient. Content focuses on nursing and collaborative management of chronic conditions of the neurologic, musculoskeletal, integumentary, respiratory, hematologic, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Discussion of nursing and collaborative management of these conditions includes a review of related pathophysiology as well as diagnostic studies and drug therapy designed to promote health maintenance and risk reduction in the adult population.
  
  • NURS 260 - Life Span Development


    (3 hours) Prerequisites or Corequisites: PSYC 110; NURS 102; or permission of instructor. This course focuses on human growth and development across the life span from prenatal beginning to death. Emphasis will be placed on the biophysical and psychosocial developmental processes and changes for each period of the life span.
  
  • NURS 300 - Informatics for the Healthcare Professional


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: CSCI 209. This course will focus on informatics relevant to healthcare, basics of computer concepts, networking, security and privacy, and information competency. Computer uses in healthcare, software skills necessary for professional career development as well as clinical informatics will be included in a contemporary, mainstream perspective. Cross-listed with HEAL. (Nursing=Parent).
  
  • NURS 313 - Alternative and Complementary Therapies in Healthcare


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: Junior or senior status. The course introduces students to selected alternative and complementary therapies used and discussed in healthcare literature. The student will investigate and evaluate the literature about alternative and complementary therapies for potential benefit in maintaining and improving health. Current best evidence about the efficacy and safety of alternative and complementary therapies will be explored. Cross listed with HEAL (NURS = parent).
  
  • NURS 314 - Ethical and Legal issues in Healthcare


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program. (BSN or RN-BSN). This course provides an opportunity to assess ethical and legal issues confronting nurses and other healthcare professionals. Concepts, theories and values in the ethical decision-making process related to ethical dilemmas will be examined. Ethical and legal concepts and principles underlying nursing and health care and the legal parameters of professional practice will be analyzed.
  
  • NURS 315 - Genetics in Nursing


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program (BSN or RN-BSN). This course provides an overview of genetics and genomics concepts and the implications to clinical practice. The course will prepare students to recognize the relationship of genetics and genomics in providing care in all health care settings.
  
  • NURS 316 - Introduction to Forensic Nursing


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program (BSN or RN-BSN). This course provides an introduction to the forensics health science, clinical forensic nursing, and the nursing role in the scientific investigation of violence. The course focuses on the evidence based principles of forensic nursing in acute care and community practice settings.
  
  • NURS 322 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing


    (4 [2-0-2] hours) Prerequisites: NURS 260, 323, and 331. Using a theoretical orientation, this course focuses on the dynamics of human behavior to care for culturally diverse patients receiving psychiatric-mental health care in hospital and community settings. Care is focused on common mental health problems with emphasis on therapeutic interventions and modalities designed to promote, maintain, and restore health. The concepts of group dynamics and milieu management are addressed. The nurse’s role as a collaborative member of the health care team is emphasized. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Counts for ELR credit.
  
  • NURS 323 - Maternity Nursing


    (4 [2-0-2] hours) Prerequisites: Successful completion of all 200 level nursing courses, students should currently be in or have taken NURS 260, Lifespan Development. Application of the nursing process with women and families in the childbearing phase of development in hospital and community settings is emphasized.  Care will focus on the health needs related to the normal and abnormal prenatal, intrapartal and postpartal physiological changes and psychosocial needs related to new family structure and dynamics.  Emphasis will be on health promotion and maintenance. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Counts for ELR credit.
  
  • NURS 324 - Pediatric Nursing


    (4 [2-0-2] hours) Prerequisites:NURS 260, 323 and 331. This course focuses on pediatric health and illness from infancy to adolescence with an emphasis on growth and development, health promotion, end of life care, evidence-based practice, cultural variations and communication with children and families in hospital and community settings. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Counts for ELR credit.
  
  • NURS 325 - Gerontological Nursing


    (2 [2-0-0] hours) Prerequisites: NURS 260, 323 and 331. This course provides the student with an understanding of the normal and pathologic changes that are more common in the older adult. An understanding of these changes is essential to the role of the nurse as provider and manager of care for the older adult.  The student will explore and apply the nursing process as it relates to the maintenance, promotion and restoration of health for the older adult.
  
  • NURS 331 - Adult Health II


    (5 [3-0-2] hours) Prerequisites: NURS 222 and 231.   This course explores the role and responsibility of nursing in the management of adult patients with acute medical - surgical conditions. The nursing process is applied with emphasis on critical thinking and evidence based care to address the specific needs of the adult patient with acute medical - surgical conditions of all body systems.  Discussion of nursing and collaborative management of these conditions includes related pathophysiology, diagnostic studies and drug therapy designed to restore physiological functioning, promote risk reduction and support health maintenance following acute illness.   
  
  • NURS 340 - Global Health Nursing


    (3[2-0-1] hours) Prerequisites: Enrollment in the College of Nursing and CON faculty recommendation. This multidisciplinary course provides a general overview and preparation for an international or local experience in missions or disaster response.  E-learning resources and seminar format will provide students an understanding of health determinants in different cultures.  The seminar will prepare students for implementing health ministries with a Christ -centered focus.  Students will be prepared to travel and live safely in US cities or developing countries or countries with austere environments and minister to under-served and vulnerable populations.  Students will participate in developing a seminar project demonstrating personal health protection and addressing a country’s major health problems.  Experiential service learning clinical will take place at faculty approved sites during Spring Break or Summer Semester and provide an opportunity for the student to learn about cultural care. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • NURS 365 - Health Assessment in Professional Nursing Practice


    (4 [4-0-0] hours) Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing RN to MSN Program or admission to the RN to BSN option and completion of at least 52 semester hours of non nursing courses required for the RN-BSN option. This is a web- based course designed to refine practicing registered nurses’ physical examination skills, health promotion techniques, and clinical assessment tools. Analysis and interpretation of data and systematic documentation processes are included. The course cannot be challenged.
  
  • NURS 404 - Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing


    (5 [3-0-2] hours) Prerequisites: NURS 405, 409 and 431. Effective leadership and management skills expected of the professional nurse will be explored. Strategies for application of leadership and management principles in simulated and actual healthcare delivery situations will be developed. The impact of legal, social, political, religious and economic forces on nursing, society, and the health care system are analyzed.  Ethical and spiritual dilemmas confronting nurses are explored from multiple perspectives. Integrate of faith in providing nursing care to a culturally diverse population. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Counts for ELR credit.
  
  • NURS 405 - Research in Healthcare


    (3 [3-0-0] hours) Prerequisites: NURS 322, 324 and 325 and PSYC/SOCI 301 or other approved statistics course. The research process and application of research findings, as applied to healthcare, will be addressed. Emphasis is on the review and critique of published research with consideration of the application of research findings in healthcare settings. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • NURS 409 - Community Health Nursing


    (4 [2-0-2] hours) Prerequisites: NURS 322, 324 and 325. The course focuses on assessing needs, promoting health, and preventing disease in vulnerable individuals, groups, and communities. Family and community assessments will be performed utilizing multidisciplinary theories and principles. This course cannot be challenged. Admission to the RN-MSN Program or admission to the RN to BSN Option and completion of at least 52 semester hours of nonnursing courses required for the RN-BSN Option. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Counts for ELR credit.
  
  • NURS 412 - Adult Health III (old curriculum)


    (6 [2-0-4] hours) Prerequisites: Completion of all 300 level Nursing courses, NURS 404, NURS 405 and NURS 411; Corequisite: NURS 430. This course will focus on the application of the nursing process in specialized care units with adult patients who have multiple, complex health issues and their families. Strategies to respond and adapt to rapidly changing patient conditions in simulated and actual health care settings is emphasized. This course can be challenged/validated by RN-BSN Option students only. Note: Counts for ELR credit.
  
  • NURS 415 - Leadership for the Professional Nurse


    (4 [3-0-1] hours) Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing RN to MSN Program or admission to the RN to BSN option and completion of at least 52 semester hours of non nursing courses required for the RN-BSN option. This is a web-based course designed to explore effective leadership and management skills expected of the professional nurse. Strategies for application of leadership and management principles in simulated and actual healthcare delivery situations will be developed. The impact of legal, social, political, religious and economic forces on nursing, society, and the health care system are analyzed. Ethical and spiritual dilemmas confronting nurses are explored from multiple perspectives.
  
  • NURS 416 - Spirituality, Health and Healing


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Completion of all 300 level NURS courses and SOCI 312, admission to the nursing program or permission of the instructor. The course allows the student to explore the theme of healing with focus on the mind-body connection, as it intersects with faith, spirituality and faith communities. The opportunity for development and support of faith-based initiatives within community health promotion programs will be examined. Cross-listed with Health Promotion. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • NURS 420 - Senior Project


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Completion of all 300 level Nursing courses for basic students. The course provides the opportunity for students to creatively and independently explore an area of professional nursing while drawing upon theories and concepts from liberal education and nursing. Learning objectives and methods of evaluation are designed to meet individual student learning needs. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • NURS 422 - Professional Role Transition in Nursing


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the RN-BSN Option and completion of at least 52 credit hours of the 64 credit non-nursing courses. This course focuses on the development of the professional self concept in response to change through examination and reflection of personal and professional values. Concepts related to professional role responsibilities, nursing history, nursing theory, evidence-based nursing practice, ethics and career development will be explored.
  
  • NURS 430 - Capstone: Preparing for the Professional Role


    (2 [2-0-0] hours) Completion of all 300 level Nursing courses; Prerequisites or Corequisites: All 400 level Nursing courses. Taken in final semester of the nursing major/program. The capstone experience allows for synthesis of theories and knowledge from the arts, sciences, and nursing in order to refine critical thinking skills for making clinical and professional judgments from a multidimensional perspective in preparation for NCLEX-RN success and the professional role. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • NURS 431 - Adult Health III (new curriculum)


    (4 (2-0-2) hours) Prerequisites: NURS 322, 324 and 325. This course will focus on professional nursing practice with the care and management of the critically ill adult patient. An emphasis will be placed on advanced concepts of pathophysiology and disease processes related the critical adult patient with multisystem dysfunction. Prioritization and clinical decision making will be employed with the care of these patients utilizing critical thinking, leadership and management skills.
  
  • NURS 432 - Adult Health IV Immersion


    (5[1-0-4] hours) Prerequisites: Completion of all NURS 431, NURS 409, and NURS 405. This course focuses on integration of theoretical knowledge into the provision of direct nursing care for adults with acute and chronic health conditions. Clinical judgment, critical thinking skills and application of the nursing process are enhanced and refined in a precepted immersion clinical experience. Concepts of evidence based practice, safety, quality improvement, collaboration, informatics and professional role are incorporated into the clinical and seminar experience.

Physics

  
  • PHYS 100 - Physical Science


    (3 hours) Designation reserved for elective credit received under the CLEP program.
  
  • PHYS 111 - Physical Science for Educators


    (4 hours) Prerequisite: Math 110 or 111 (grade of “C” or better) and permission of the Education department. This course is designed for early childhood and elementary education majors following the state of South Carolina’s science standards for grades kindergarten through 8th grade. Included is an introduction to the concepts of properties and measurement, motion, sound, electricity, energy, light, atomic structure, nuclear change, and chemical change. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. (Laboratory fee required.) Cross-listed under Chemistry. (Parent = CHEM)
  
  • PHYS 115 - Astronomy


    (4 hours) A descriptive survey of the universe, with emphasis on basic physical concepts and the objects in our solar system along with galactic and extragalactic objects, is presented. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. (Laboratory fee required). This course cannot be challenged. Note: All students placed in MATH 099 must complete the course successfully before being allowed Into PHYS 115.
  
  • PHYS 120 - Weather and Climate


    (4 hours) A largely nonmathematical course in the study of the Earth’s atmosphere. This course examines the structure, composition, and properties of the atmosphere: origin and changes in the atmosphere over geologic history, comparison of Earth’s atmosphere to that of other planets, weather lore, cloud formation and identification, hurricanes, midlatitude cyclones, tornadoes, dust devils, Coriolis force, pressure gradient force, geostrophic winds, global atmospheric circulation, climate change, the greenhouse effect, inversions, deterioration of the ozone layer, weather maps and Instruments, weather forecasting, lightning and other aspects of atmospheric electricity, optical properties of the atmosphere (rainbows, haloes, perihelia and parselene, coronae, and glories; mirages), interaction of the atmosphere with the oceans, fronts and air masses are among the topics examined. (Laboratory fee required)
  
  • PHYS 201 - Introductory Physics I


    (4 hours) Prerequisite: MATH 130 (grade of “C” ). A highly mathematical problem solving algebra/trigonometry based physics course. Topics include review of vector analysis. Newtonian mechanics, fluids and, thermodynamics. Laboratories are designed to enhance lecture topics with attention to safe use of equipment, statistical analysis of data, and the acquisition of skills required in scientific processes. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours. (Laboratory fee required) This course cannot be challenged. Note: Note: Offered: FALL
  
  • PHYS 202 - Introductory Physics II


    (4 hours) Prerequisites: PHYS 201 (grade of “C” or better). A continuation of Physics 201. Topics include waves, sound, electricity, magnetism, and optics. Laboratories are designed to enhance lecture topics with attention to safe use of equipment, statistical analysis of data, and the acquisition skills required in scientific processes. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. (Laboratory fee required) This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: SPRING
  
  • PHYS 203 - General Physics I


    (4 hours) Prerequisite: MATH 221 (grade of “C” or better). The application of calculus to the study of Newtonian mechanics, fluids, and thermodynamics. Laboratories are designed to enhance lecture topics with attention to safe use of equipment, statistical analysis of data, and the acquisition of skills required in scientific processes. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours. (Laboratory fee required) This course cannot be challenged. Note: Note: Offered: FALL
  
  • PHYS 204 - General Physics II


    (4 hours) Prerequisite: PHYS 203 (grade of “C” or better ). A continuation of Physics 203. The application of calculus to the study of waves, sound, electricity, magnetism, and optics. Laboratories are designed to enhance lecture topics with attention to safe use of equipment, statistical analysis of data, and the acquisition skills required in scientific processes. Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours. (Laboratory fee required) This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: SPRING
  
  • PHYS 205 - Elementary Modern Physics


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: PHYS 204 or permission of the instructor. An introduction to special relativity, quantum theory and quantum mechanics, nuclear structure, and statistical distributions.
  
  • PHYS 333 - Cosmology, Creation and Christianity


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: 12 hours of science credit, including PHYS 201 or 203. In this course students will engage in learning, research and discussion of scientific topics including the creation of the universe, the creation of the earth, requirements for life and the nature of time, and consider how they support and complement a biblical worldview. Students will also consider the scientific problems posed to alternative worldviews. The course will address several current issues, including the role of Christianity in science, the philosophical foundations of naturalism, and the role of Intelligent Design in the science classroom.
  
  • PHYS 360 - Physics of Robotics


    (4 hours) Prerequisite: Physics 204 (grade of “C” or better).  The application of physics to the analysis, design, and implementation of robotic systems.  Topics include sensors, actuators, mechanics, electronics, power, and computer integration.  Course project consists of the design and implementation of a fully functional robotic application. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. (Laboratory fee required).   This course cannot be challenged. Note: Counts for ELR credit.

Political Science

  
  • POLI 101 - Introduction to Political Science


    (3 hours) An introduction to the study of politics consisting primarily of a survey of dominant political themes including political science methodology, political power, forms of government, political ideologies, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, government structures and functions, public policy, violence and revolution, and international relations.
  
  • POLI 201 - American National Government


    (3 hours) An introductory study of the nature and functions of American national government, including the origin and development of the Constitution, democracy, federalism, civil liberties, civil rights, citizenship, political parties, pressure groups, and elections in the United States.
  
  • POLI 202 - State and Local Government


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: POLI 201. An analysis of the operations and functions of state governments and their local units, particularly the government of South Carolina and its entities.
  
  • POLI 221 - Introduction to Public Administration


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: POLI 201 or 311. An introductory study of public administration in governmental organizations, emphasizing the principles of management and fiscal, personnel, planning, and public practices.
  
  • POLI 311 - Comparative Politics


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: POLI 101. The origin, development, and present operation of major European governments and a study of the major governments and problems of the developing world.
  
  • POLI 312 - International Relations


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: POLI 101. An analysis of the study and conduct of international relations and an examination of the actors and other factors influencing international relations such as perceptions, components of power, economic activity, the use of force, and collective security.
  
  • POLI 313 - Parties and Interest Groups


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: POLI 201 or 311. An analysis of the role played by political parties and interest groups in the American political process at both the national and local levels.
  
  • POLI 314 - Political Parties and Public Opinion


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: POLI 201 or 311. An analysis of American political parties, nominations, elections and the impact of public opinion on campaigns. This course is offered in fall semesters in even-numbered years. Special emphasis will be on presidential campaigns during presidential election years and on congressional campaigns during other years.
  
  • POLI 315 - International Conflict


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: POLI 312. An analysis at the system, state/dyadic, and individual levels of analysis of the variables or conditions that cause state to engage in militarized disputes.
  
  • POLI 316 - Campaigns and Elections


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: POLI 201 or 311. An analysis of political campaigning, nominations, elections, and public opinion. Students will study the impact of elections on our Institutions of government, and learn how to run an effective political campaign. This course is offered in Fall semesters in even-numbered years to correspond with national elections. Special emphasis will be on presidential campaigns during presidential election years and on congressional campaigns during other years.
  
  • POLI 320 - Politics and Government in Africa


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: POLI 311 or 312. An introduction to the domestic politics of sub-Saharan Africa, explaining the recent rise of both multiparty democracy and state collapse across the continent. The course also examines the colonial legacy, the nature of the African state, ethnic conflict, class divisions, the role of the military and the problems of economic underdevelopment.
  
  • POLI 322 - Comparative Democratization


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: (This course is recommended only for juniors and seniors and for those who have had POLI 311 or POLI 312.) A study of democratization in historical and comparative perspective.  Investigates factors that facilitate or impede democratic transition, the roles of elites and grassroots mass movements in the process of democratization, problems of ethnic conflict and nationalism in transitions, and such themes as political culture, civil society, political institutions, and the international environment.
  
  • POLI 361 - Criminal Law


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: CRIM 210 or POLI 201. A study of substantive crimes and their punishment, special defenses, inchoate and group criminality, and limitations of the criminal law. Appropriate attention is given to distinguishing aspects of South Carolina criminal law. Cross-listed under Criminal Justice. (Criminal Justice = Parent)
  
  • POLI 362 - Criminal Procedure


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: CRIM 210. An examination of procedural steps from investigation through arrest, conviction, and appeal, with special emphasis on the constitutional guarantees protecting citizens and the accused and how those constitutional guarantees affect law enforcement practices and the judicial process. May be used for major/minor credit for Criminal Justice. Cross-listed under Criminal Justice. (Criminal Justice = Parent)
  
  • POLI 412 - International Political Economy


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: POLI 312. This class is an analysis of the economic relations between states as well as the effect of non-state actors on the International political economy.
  
  • POLI 413 - Western Political Thought


    (3 hours) Analysis of the major figures and concepts of Western political theory from the Greeks to the present time.
  
  • POLI 415 - Contemporary Political Thought


    (3 hours) A study of conflicting political theories of the 19th and 20th centuries, with emphasis on current conflicts between democratic and competing communistic ideologies.
  
  • POLI 417 - The U.S. Congress


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: POLI 201 or 311. An in-depth study of the legislative process, examining the importance of elections political parties, committee systems, rules and personalities. The course focuses on the US congress, but the material and methods can be applied to understanding legislatures in other nations or within the American states.
  
  • POLI 418 - United States National Security & Foreign Policy


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: POLI 312. An examination of the process of making national security and foreign policy in the United States. The roles of the President, Congress, the State and Defense Departments, National Security Council intelligence agencies, special interests groups, the media and public opinion are explored.
  
  • POLI 419 - The American Presidency


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: POLI 201 or 311. An examination of the origins and growth of the American Presidency. The constitutional role and historical development of the American Presidency will be considered in relationship to the meaning of democratic government, separation of powers, and the expansion of the federal government’s power during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
  
  • POLI 420 - History of American Diplomacy I


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: HIST 211 or 212. History 420 surveys the development of United States diplomatic history, utilizing secondary readings, primary sources, fiction, and film.  Events such as the American Revolution, the War of 1812, continental expansion, the Mexican War, the Civil War, overseas expansion, and World Wars I & II will be examined within the context of domestic and international politics, ideology, and culture. Additionally, this course is intended to sharpen students analytical and critical thinking skills as well as cultivate an appreciation for the contemporary relevance of the historical material. Cross-listed under History. (History = Parent)
     
  
  • POLI 421 - Constitutional Law I


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: POLI 201 or CRIM 210 and 9 semester hours of additional POLI or CRIM courses. Examination of the establishment of the Supreme Court’s power of judicial review, the scope and limits of the powers of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of the national government, and the relationship of the national government to the states. Cross-listed under Criminal Justice. (Political Science = Parent)
  
  • POLI 422 - Constitutional Law II


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: POLI 201 or CRIM 210 and 9 semester hours of additional POLI or CRIM courses. Analysis of the judicial interpretation of the Bill of Rights emphasizing the First Amendment: the establishment and free exercise of religion, the freedom of speech, press, and assembly; and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment: equal protection of racial, sexual, political and economic groups. Cross-listed under Criminal Justice. (Political Science = Parent)
  
  • POLI 423 - International Law


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: POLI 312. A study of the basic character, general principles and specific rules of international law, with emphasis on contemporary trends in the field and its relation to other aspects of International affairs.
  
  • POLI 424 - International Organizations


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: POLI 312. An introduction to the structure and functions of International political and economic organizations. Particular attention is given to the United Nations and its specialized agencies, and to emerging regional communities.
  
  • POLI 428 - Christian Political Thought


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: HIST 111, CHST 111 or 112. An examination of Christian political thought from the early Church to the present. Students will read perspectives on politics by Christians across Church history and around the world, with a focus on evangelical political thought and the Intersection between the Church’s evangelistic calling and the political realm. Course assignments will include a research paper and weekly reflection papers.
  
  • POLI 430 - History of American Diplomacy II


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: HIST 212. History 430 surveys the development of American diplomacy since World War II, utilizing secondary readings, primary sources, fiction, and film.  Events such as the origins of the Cold War, the development of the national security state, the Korean War, the arms race, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, detente, the end of the Cold War, and post-Cold War challenges will be examined within the context of domestic and international politics, ideology, and culture.  Additionally, this course is intended to sharpen students’ analytical and critical thinking skills as well as cultivate an appreciation for the contemporary relevance of the historical material presented. Cross-listed with History (Parent= History).

     

  
  • POLI 450 - Qualitative Research Methods in Political Science


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: A declared major of Political Science and POLI 101 AND 201; MATH 110 OR 111; one of: PSYC 301, ECON 224, MATH 213 or an equivalent statistics course approved by the department. This course provides political science majors with the theoretical and practical foundations for further in-depth study in the field.  It combines an introduction to the techniques used to conduct and evaluate political science research with a discipline-specific application of statistical methods.  This course is a graduation requirement for all political science majors.
  
  • POLI 455 - Senior Thesis


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: POLI 450 and senior standing. This course is a required capstone research experience for all political science majors.  it is intended to reinforce research and writing skills, to promote critical thinking, and to engender creative analysis of political science issues.  In consultation with a full-time political science instructor of their choosing and using a research design prepared in POLI 450, students will complete an extensive individual research project and present it to their peers. Note: This class will be graded pass-fail.
  
  • POLI 469 - Internship in Political Science


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the Political Science major or minor. Applicants must have at least junior standing at CSU. All internships must be approved by the department chairperson. This course requires 112 hours of supervised work experience. Arrangements for assignments, work hours and working conditions must meet with the mutual satisfaction of the student, the supervising professor, the department chairperson and the agency. Note: Grading is on a pass/fail basis. Counts for ELR credit.
  
  • POLI 470 - Internship in Political Science


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the Political Science major or minor. Applicants must have at least junior standing at CSU. All internships must be approved by the department chairperson. This course requires 112 hours of supervised work experience. Arrangements for assignments, work hours and working conditions must meet with the mutual satisfaction of the student, the supervising professor, the department chairperson and the agency. Note: Grading is on a pass/fail basis. Counts for ELR credit.
  
  • POLI 498 - Honors Project in Political Science


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Completion of at least 90 semester hours of acceptable credit, at least a 3.5 GPA in Political Science major or minor, at least a 3.0 GPA overall, and permission of the department chairperson. This course presents an opportunity for a superior political science student to pursue advanced study. A faculty supervisor will be appointed to work with the student in developing and pursuing a scholarly, individual study of a selected political science topic.
  
  • POLI 499 - Political Science Senior Seminar


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: Declared major in political science, POLI 450 and senior status in the program. This course is a capstone seminar required of all Political Science majors.  Through interaction with professionals from the local area, this course will allow students to explore opportunities in government service, the legal profession, graduate study, and other careers in the field.  Class discussions will also consider the interaction of a Christian worldview with matters of public policy, international relations and the academic discipline of political science.  Students are required to complete the ETS Major Field Test (MFT) in Political Science or similar standardized assessment test.

Project Management

  
  • PMGT 320 - Projects as Strategic Initiatives


    (3 hours) Develop learning strategies that examine ethical and practical applied management decisions related to project management and strategic initiates presented in organizations.  This would include the basic and initial phases of initiation, planning, control, execution, evaluation and assessment of the strategic project.   Concentrates on the management procedures used to make appropriate managerial decisions.
  
  • PMGT 321 - Decision Making and Project Initiation


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: PMGT 320. Review, analyze and demonstrate various decision making perceptions, judgments, and choices used to make appropriate project initiation decisions at the departmental and organizational levels.  Examines and demonstrates the initiation processes used to implement a project to ensure that stakeholder interests are maintained to include applied decision outcomes and validation.
  
  • PMGT 322 - Project Planning & Implementation


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: PMGT 321. Outlines and demonstrates how project planning and implementation procedures are established to include; information gathering, integration of data, documentation of processes and the tools used to plan and implement a project.  The scope, depth, risk, work plans and needs and contingency plans will be reviewed as part of this course.
  
  • PMGT 323 - Managing Project Quality and Change


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: PMGT 322. Review, assess and establish applied practices related to project quality assessments to include change agents, quality audits, quality control and assurance.  Examines techniques and assessment tools used to determine and implement change based on stakeholder needs.  Develop a process or model for communicating change within the organization and determining how change may impact the project outcomes.
  
  • PMGT 324 - Project Estimation and Cost Management


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: PMGT 323. Outlines and analyzes the financial and economic impact on projects to include product and system development.  This course is intended to support the applied management process by summarizing the accounting, budgeting, cost estimate, financial management and project design to ensure the best potential business outcomes.
  
  • PMGT 325 - Project Risk Assessment


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: PMGT 324. Examines the risk factors presented in any phase of a project.  Utilize risk-assessment tools to determine the highest risk level for each of the phases of a project.  Understand the importance of a risk assessment process and the application of tools and decision making procedures to ensure positive business outcomes.

Psychology

  
  • PSYC 110 - General Psychology


    (3 hours) An introduction to the concepts, principles, and problems basic to the understanding of behavior. Majors must receive a grade of “C” or better for graduation.
  
  • PSYC 115 - Critical Thinking and Writing in Psychology


    (1 hours) Prerequisites: PSYC 110 and ENGL 112. Teaches students the fundamentals of scientific writing including literature reviews, and research reports.  Emphasis will be placed on learning APA style and thinking critically about literature in psychology.   This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • PSYC 210 - A Psychological Disorder In-depth


    (1 hours) Prerequisites will vary, check MyCSU for prerequisites. An introduction to the concepts, principles, and problems basic to the understanding of a specific psychological disorder. This course is for informational purposes and is not designed to address individual needs for counseling.
  
  • PSYC 221 - Child Psychology


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: PSYC 110. A study of the development of the human being from conception to adolescence. Major topics include prenatal development and infancy, language and cognitive development, and social influences on development.
  
  • PSYC 222 - Adolescent Psychology


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: PSYC 110. A study of the development of the human being from puberty until young adulthood.
  
  • PSYC 230 - Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: PSYC 110. A study of ethical issues related to helping professionals such as counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work and music therapy. Topics will include confidentiality, informed consent, ethical issues in couples and family therapy, group work and within the community. Additionally, personal values and a Christian worldview will be examined as they relate to ethical standards, professional behavior and ethical decision-making.
  
  • PSYC 240 - Sport Psychology


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: PSYC 110. This course will focus on understanding the application of the mental aspects of human performance. This course is applicable to students in physical education, kinesiology, psychology, athletic training students, and athletes interested in improving their performance. Cross-listed with KINE 240. PSYC=Parent. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • PSYC 250 - Social Psychology


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or PSYC 110. A study of the effects of the social experience on the behavior of individuals. Topics may include: attitudes, persuasion, conformity, aggression, prosocial behavior, attraction and prejudice. Cross-listed under Sociology. (Psychology = Parent)
  
  • PSYC 255 - Health Psychology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: PSYC 110. This class is designed to introduce the basic concepts of Health Psychology, the exciting interdisciplinary field of study that bridges psychology, biology and sociology.  Students will be introduced to different medical disorders and diseases and the implications for the psychological health and impact on psychological functioning of individuals with these disorders. Students will study physical limitations and adaptations.  They will understand basic ADA law.  Psychological treatments for persons with disorders and physical limitations will be introduced. Topics covered will include depression and illness, traumatic injuries, neuromuscular diseases, cancer and chronic pain.  Also covered will be the use of psychological techniques to improve behaviors for wellness such as relaxation, biofeedback, and behavioral goal setting.
  
  • PSYC 260 - Positive Psychology


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: PSYC 110  

    Positive psychology is the scientific study of positive experiences, positive individual traits, and the institutions and practices that facilitate their development.  This course reviews the paradigm shift from pathology to strengths-based psychology as well as the literature that leads to a psychology of happiness and adjustment with subtopics including life meaning, religion/spirituality, and positive psychology interventions.

  
  • PSYC 275 - Introduction to Psychopathology (Abnormal)


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: PSYC 110. A study of the etiology, symptomatology, and treatment of the major behavior disorders diagnosed in adulthood. Other topics include diagnostic classification and a historical and theoretical framework of adult psychopathology. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • PSYC 301 - Introduction to Behavioral Statistics


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: MATH 105 or higher (grade of “C” or better), and PSYC 110 or SOCI 101. An introduction to the analysis of data in the behavioral sciences using classification of data, measures of central tendency, variability, probability, hypothesis testing, correlation, analysis of variance and non-parametric tests. Examples of psychological and sociological concepts and data will be used to apply these techniques. Lecture 3 hours. Cross-listed under Sociology. (Psychology = Parent) This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • PSYC 301L - Introduction to Behavorial Statistics Lab


    (1 hours) Corequisite: PSYC 301. Required for Psychology, Sociology and Health Promotion majors. A series of exercises to teach the research process and analysis of data using SPSS.  Laboratory 2 hours. (Laboratory fee required) Cross-listed under Sociology. (Psychology = Parent)

     

     

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  • PSYC 302 - Research Methods in Psychology


    (4 hours) Prerequisites: PSYC 110 and 301. An introductory survey of principles and methods of design and analysis of experiments in the study of behavior. Experience in design, execution, and writing of laboratory reports is included. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. (Laboratory fee required) Students should plan to take this course by their junior year This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • PSYC 303 - Research Methods II


    (2 hours) Prerequisites: PSYC 110, 301 and 302. This course is designed to give students an opportunity to implement an independent research study. Students will carry out data collection and analysis on a project and complete a paper reporting their findings and conclusions. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Counts for ELR credit.
  
  • PSYC 305 - Behavioral Statistics for Health Professions


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: MATH 105 or higher (grade of “C” or better), and PSYC 110 or SOCI 101. You must also be a Nursing major. An introduction to the analysis of data in the behavioral sciences using classification of data, measures of central tendency, variability, probability, hypothesis testing, correlation, analysis of variance and nonparametric tests. This course is tailored for Nursing students and is NOT intended for Psychology or Sociology majors. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • PSYC 312 - Introduction to Psychological Testing


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: PSYC 110 and 275. An introduction to the history, theory, and techniques of psychological measurement. Topics will include intelligence, personality, and achievement testing. Exposure to test administration and interpretation will be included in the course.
  
  • PSYC 315 - Introduction to Group Process


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: PSYC 110 and PYSC 275.  This course will introduce students to a variety of contemporary group counseling strategies and professional issues in group counseling.
  
  • PSYC 322 - Psychology of Adulthood and Aging


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: PSYC 110. A study of the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development from young adulthood through later life. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • PSYC 324 - Behavior Disorders of Childhood


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: PSYC 110 and 221. A study of the etiology, symptomatology, and treatment of the major behavioral disorders of childhood. Other topics include diagnostic nomenclature and a historical and theoretical framework of childhood psychopathology.
  
  • PSYC 340 - Psychology of Religious Experience


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: PSYC 110 and 3 additional hours in PSYC. A survey of the scientific study of religious behavior including the development of the psychology of religion, measures and methodology, leading contributors, and religious behaviors such as development, conversion, and mysticism. Cross-listed under Religion. (Psychology = Parent)
  
  • PSYC 350 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology


    (3 hours) Prerequisite: PSYC 110. This course focuses on the scientific study of work and the application of that science to workplace issues facing individuals, teams, and organizations by applying the scientific method to investigate issues of critical relevance to each. During this course, we will cover a number of topics including personnel selection, placement, training, work motivation, job satisfaction, leadership, teamwork, and work-family balance.
  
  • PSYC 375 - Introduction to Human Services


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: Sophomore status or higher (31 hours), Psychology or Sociology major, or permission of instructor, PSYC 110 or SOCI 101, plus 3 hours completed in the declared major. A survey of human service organizations and the nature of human service work. The structure of the human service delivery system in America will be explored, as well as the types of skills, knowledge, and values which are needed to enter the field and make it a career. This course may not be challenged. Cross-listed under Sociology. (Sociology = Parent) Note: Counts for ELR credit.
  
  • PSYC 380 - Theories of Personality


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: PSYC 110 and 3 additional hours in psychology. A survey of the major principles, theories, and empirical research related to the structure and development of personality. This course cannot be challenged.
  
  • PSYC 385 - Comparative Animal Psychology


    (3 hours) Prerequisites: PSYC 110 plus 6 additional Psychology hours. Comparison of the similarities and differences in sensory systems, learning, memory, social organization, communication and development of closely related and relatively unrelated animals, including the human species.
 

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