Jan 18, 2020  
2012-2013 General Catalog 
    
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

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Public Administration

  
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    PADM 6630 - State & Local Government

    3 credits

    This course explores the principles and practices of the structure, administration, financing, and politics of state and local government. Special attention focuses on the allocation of authority, roles, responsibilities and cross-cutting policy issues affecting the operation of states and localities. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: Admission to the MPA program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PADM 6640 - Constitutional Law

    3 credits

    This course offers a scholarly and professional-based examination of constitutional law. It provides public administrators with the background, awareness, and critical knowledge about constitutional standards, fundamental constitutional foundations and pitfalls they may encounter as they execute their administrative duties. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: Graduate Admission Required
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PADM 6650 - Managing America’s Cities

    3 credits

    This course is designed to give students an overview of city management. It will review the laws that create and enable municipalities and it will explore the many policy and management ch alleges experienced by city managers. (Fall Even Years)

    General Education Course: No.
  
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    PADM 6670 - Public Sector Contracting

    3 credits

    This course prepares students to create, manage, and evaluate projects that require contracts between vendors and the government.  Student will consider environmental impact, construction standards, and multiple risks associated with contracts.  They will collaborate as they develop and report on a multi-faceted project, as well as select vendors and determine project costs. (Spring Odd Years)

    General Education Course: No.
  
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    PADM 6700 - Organization & Administration at the Criminal Justice Agency

    3 credits

    This course identifies and develops the practices, and principles to organized and administer the goals and objectives of middle and upper level management and administration officials in the three primary criminal justice agencies (police, courts, and corrections – [PCC]). (Spring even years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PADM 6710 - Community Policing Administration

    3 credits

    This course identifies and develops the practices and principles to implement, organize, administer, and evaluate “the Community Policing” administration concepts in the policing aspect of the Criminal Justice System. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: PADM 6700  and Admission to the MPA program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PADM 6720 - Criminal Justice Policy

    3 credits

    This course explores the impact of crime prevention policies on crime rates while considering the diversity of crime and criminals Students will analyze the effectiveness of policies designed to prevent retail sector crimes, substance abuse, and street rimes. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: Graduate Admission Required
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PADM 6750 - Special Topics in Public Administration

    3 credits

    Topics vary each semester but generally focus on current issues related to administration, policy, and theoretical foundations for contemporary issues in public administration. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: Graduate Admission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PADM 6830 - Readings & Conferences

    1 to 3 credits

    This course provides graduate students with the opportunity to do extended readings on a specialized public administration topic. Students can also use this to launch or complete the major research project. Full-time graduate faculty in the department can approve enrollment. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: Graduate Admission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PADM 6890 - MPA Internship

    3 to 6 credits

    The MPA internship is one option for core electives available to all MPA student and is recommended for any student with less than one year of professional work experience in a public or nonprofit organization.  The internship must be approved by an MPA faculty advisor and provides student with practical experience in a public or nonprofit organization (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PADM 6900 - MPA Thesis

    1 to 6 credits

    Individualized directed research, writing, and oral presentation and defense of selected topic. May be repeated. Department consent required. (P/F) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    Prerequisite: Admission to the program and permission on the instructor.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PADM 6950 - Professional Project

    3 to 6 credits

    This course is one option for core electives.  Students will propose a project that benefits a public or nonprofit organization.  A project report must be completed and the results presented to the organization.  The project cannot be part of the student’s regular job duties or responsibilities.  Students must have one year of professional experience.  Prior approval by MPA facutly advisor is required. May be repeated up to 6 credits. (P/F) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PADM 6990 - Capstone in Public Administration

    3 credits

    The capstone class encompasses all that has been learned in previous courses and applies it in a specialized manner. Students must demonstrate their knowledge through oral, written, and analytical skills. Students may complete the Major Research Project during this class. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: Completion of 18 credit hours in the MPA program
    General Education Course: No

Range Management

  
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    RANG 3600 - Range Management

    3 credits

    Evaluation, improvement and perpetuation of range lands. Three hours of lecture per week. (Fall)

    Co-Requisite: RANG 3605 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    RANG 3605 - Range Management Lab

    1 credits

    Lab to accompany RANG 3600 . One three-hour meeting per week. Longer field trips may be scheduled. (Fall)

    Co-Requisite: RANG 3600 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    RANG 3800 - Wildland Plant Identification

    3 credits

    Autecology, identification, value, uses of woody, forb, grass, and grass-like species found in major plant communities of the west and central U.S. Emphasis will be on native and important introduced. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
    Co-Requisite: RANG 3805 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    RANG 3805 - Wildland Plant ID Lab

    1 credits

    Plant identification of wildland ecosystems based on sight recognition of morphological characteristics, with limited use of plant keys. Field trips will supplement the lab. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
    Co-Requisite: RANG 3800 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    RANG 4000 - Rangeland - Ungulate Animal Relations

    3 credits

    Characterization of domestic and wild animal use of rangelands as related to environmental factors, foraging behavior, and nutrition needs emphasizing the interaction of rangeland and animal resources to optimize nutrient intake. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: RANG 3600 
    General Education Course: No.
  
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    RANG 4200 - Wildland Ecology

    3 credits

    Ecology of western wildlands including major life zones, ecosystems, range plant responses and inventories, monitoring, and grazing systems. Will include current issues in Wildland Ecology. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    RANG 4400 - Wildland Restoration

    3 credits

    Fundamentals of restoring, reclaiming, improving disturbed landscapes & ecosystems, including assessment of site conditions, restoration goals & feasibility; hydrologic, biotic & soil function. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: Introductory BIOL course or instructor permission
    Co-Requisite: RANG 4405 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    RANG 4405 - Wildland Restoration Lab

    1 credits

    Fundamentals of restoring and improving disturbed landscapes and ecosystems. Topics include assessment of site conditions; goals and feasibility; using hydrologic, biotic, and soil functions. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: Introductory BIOL course or instructor permission
    Co-Requisite: RANG 4400 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    RANG 4850 - Undergraduate Research

    1 to 5 credits

    Original research arranged by contract with an appropriate faculty supervisor. Students are required to present their results to an audience outside of the department. May be repeated for credit, up to a maximum of 5 credits. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
    General Education Course: No
  
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    RANG 4890 - Internship

    1 to 4 credits

    Designed to provide on-the-job experience in natural resources/range. Requires 3 hours of work per week per credit hour. The internship site must be pre-approved by an agriculture instructor. May be repeated for credit, up to a maximum of 12 credits. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
    General Education Course: No
  
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    RANG 4920 - Workshop

    1 to 3 credits

    Intensive range learning situations outside traditional class or lab. Must be arranged by an agriculture program faculty member and receive approval at the department, as well as the college level. May be repeated for credit, up to a maximum of 3 credits. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
    General Education Course: No

Science

  
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    SCI 1010 - Medical Terminology

    2 credits

    Basic course in the technical language of medicine. Using a student directed approach textbook and audio cassette system, students learn the technical terms and language. Course meets two hours per week. Recommended for anyone interested in health or medicine careers. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SCI 1020 - Pharmacology

    1 credits

    This course is designed for those students who are pursuing Athletic Training as a major or related majors. It provides instruction on the many facets of pharmacology; i.e.: how drugs work in the body, indications and adverse effects, abuse of medications, legal aspects of medicines, and where to look for applicable drug information (Fall odd years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SCI 1999 - E-Portfolio/WebCT Access

    0 credits

    E-Portfolio/ Web CT Access is managed through this course.

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SCI 2120 - Service Learning

    1 credits

    This course is designed to take the student volunteer through the process of volunteerism and its application to themselves and their academic training through practical experience and critical reflection. May be taken two times for credit. This is a designated Service Learning course. (P/F) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SCI 2300 - Emergency Medical Technician

    6 credits

    The EMT course is a basic training program for the first responder to the sick and injured. Course meets Utah state certification to work as an EMT in the state of Utah. Can be used for reciprocity in other states. Also recommended for police, fire, pre-med and nursing students. Course of 120 hours includes lecture, practical skills and emergency room work. Final written and practical exam for certification. Student will pay the certification fee directly to the Bureau of Emergency Services. (P/F)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SCI 3300 - Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician

    3 credits

    This course continues and expands the skills learned in the basic course. Students must be employed as an EMT for one year prior to registering for this course.

    Prerequisite: SCI 2300  or equivalent
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SCI 6000 - Environmental Education - Living & Interaction Where One Lives

    1 to 3 credits

    A course designed for Master of Education degree students who are teaching at the elementary or secondary level. The course provides a blended lecture and lab format designed to immerse teachers in the complexity and comprehensiveness of environmental studies. Emphasis will be placed on environmental education in the context of place and will include components of literature and history, politics, economics, sociology, biology, range management, ranching, chemistry, geology, and geography. The course will meet for 5-12 hour days and be based out of the Cedar Mountain Science Center.

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SCI 6010 - Environmental Education - Living & Interaction Where One Lives Lab

    1 credits

    A course designed for Master of Education degree students who are teaching at the elementary or secondary level. The course provides a blended lecture and lab format designed to immerse teachers in the complexity and comprehensiveness of environmental studies. Emphasis will be placed on environmental education in the context of place and will include components of literature and history, politics, economics, sociology, biology, range management, ranching, chemistry, geology, and geography. The course will meet for 5-12 hour days and be based out of the Cedar Mountain Science Center.

    General Education Course: No

Secondary Education

  
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    SCED 3200 - Secondary Educational Psychology

    3 credits

    Educational Psychology is designed to give pre-service teachers knowledge of the relationship which exists between psychology, students, and the world of teaching and learning. The course explores concepts pertaining to learning modalities along with multi-cultural and gender-based learning theories. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SCED 3400 - Educating Diverse Populations

    3 credits

    This course examines the changing dynamics of school populations that includes demographics, race, ethnicity, culture, economics, at-risk populations and other current issues. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SCED 3570 - Sec Classroom Management

    3 credits

    This course examines multiple models and theories of classroom management, discipline, and motivation strategies for use in secondary classrooms. Public school practicum included.(Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite:   Admission to the Teacher Education Department.
    Co-Requisite: SCED 3590  and Departmental Permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SCED 3590 - Planning, Delivery, & Assessment

    3 credits

    This course prepares students for all aspects of secondary curriculum planning, instructional delivery, and assessment strategies. A professional teaching unit and work sample will be completed. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Department and Admission to Block.
    Co-Requisite: SCED 3570  and Departmental Permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SCED 3720 - Content Area Literacy and Common Core

    2 credits

    This course examines processes and strategies to assist pre-service candidates in improving the vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills of their students. Strategies will be emphasized. Teacher Candidates will construct a unit with content literacy strategies that assists diverse learners. (Fall, Spring, Summer, Online)

    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Department and Academic 4900 Course
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SCED 4520 - Practicum/Induction Seminar

    2 credits

    Students will be provided meaningful practicum opportunities, field experience, and induction seminars in the public schools in preparation for student teaching and for entering the job market. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Department, SCED 3570 , SCED 3590 
    Co-Requisite: Departmental Permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SCED 4980 - Secondary Student Teaching

    8 credits

    Students will be placed in a public school classroom, based upon their academic preparation, for a comprehensive induction experience prior to secondary licensure. Advanced application req. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Department
    Co-Requisite: Admission to Student Teaching
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SCED 6200 - Secondary Educational Psychology

    3 credits

    This course is designed to give pre-service teachers knowledge of the relationship which exists between psychology, students, and the world of teaching and learning. The course explores concepts pertaining to learning modalities along with multicultural and gender-based learning theories. (Online, Maymester, or arranged for face-to-face cohort groups)

    Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Educator Licensure Program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SCED 6570 - Managing Diverse Secondary Learners

    3 credits

    This course examines multiple perspectives on student motivation and the management of learning environments. Contemporary and proactive perspective linking theories of motivation and management to instructional practice and classroom management will be used to develop content curriculum and assessment. (Online, Summer 1st session, or assigned for face-to-face cohort groups.)

    Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Educator Licensure Program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SCED 6590 - Instructional Models & Assessment

    3 credits

    This course examines multiple models of instructional planning, delivery, and assessment. Current trends will be used to implement effective instruction, match models to achievement targets, and evaluate learning based on results of quality assessments before, during and after instruction. (Online, Summer 1st session, or arranged for face-to-face cohort groups)

    Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Educator Licensure Program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SCED 6980 - Secondary Clinical Practice

    6 credits

    An in-school experience designed to help teachers apply methods and materials found to be successful with the adolescent. This course must be taken concurrently with academic 4980 (two- three credit hours). This clinical practice experience will be supervised by professors from the College of Education and from the student’s academic major area. Academic 4900 is a prerequisite to this clinical practice experience. Advance application required. Fee required. See Clinical Practice Fee Schedule. (P/F) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    Prerequisite: Must be admitted to the Graduate Educator Licensure Program, Office of Graduate Studies, and have completed all prerequisite classes
    General Education Course: No

Shakespeare Studies

  
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    SST 1300 - Shakespeare Unbound

    3 credits

    Explores Shakespeare’s plays in multiple contexts, using the disciplines of literature, history, and theatre to prepare students to comprehend the plays in relation to their cultures, then and now. (Fall)

    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area

Social Science

  
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    SOSC 4900 - Teaching Social Science Subjects

    2 credits

    Problems, concepts, methods, and objective of teaching social science subjects in the areas of history, political science, sociology and economics. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOSC 4980 - Student Teaching

    2 credits

    (P/F)

    General Education Course: No

Sociology

  
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    SOC 1010 - Introduction to Sociology

    3 credits

    Designed to give students a foundation for all future sociological studies. Develops an understanding of the role of social organization on human interaction. Introduces definitions, terms, and concepts used in sociological literature. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    SOC 1020 - Social Problems

    3 credits

    This course examines current cultural and social aspects of problems such as poverty, racial and gender inequality, crime, health and illness. The course examines ties between these social problems and their connection to the broader structural issues of inequality. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    SOC 2370 - Men, Women & Society in Global Perspectives

    3 credits

    An introduction to the field of gender studies with a focus on sex role behavior from several theoretical perspectives. Emphasis is on recent sociological research as well as cross-cultural and historical analysis of women and men in society. (As needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 2600 - Marriage and Family

    3 credits

    This course focuses on the family as a key societal institution and explores the changes taking place in contemporary marriage patterns. We will examine the various components of the family, the variations of contemporary families and experiences of families of different social classes and ethnicities. We will also explore the realities of marital power, domestic work, child-rearing, family violence, and overall family changes. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 2630 - Race and Ethnic Relations

    3 credits

    A study of the ethnic patterns in contemporary American society. Emphasis is placed on contemporary theories of race and ethnic relations, the problems of prejudice and discrimination, and myths concerning group differences, and contemporary issues and dilemmas of inter-group relations. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3000 - Social Inequality & Justice

    3 credits

    This course examines inequality in contemporary societies and people’s collective responses to inequitable situations. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 1020 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3010 - Origins of Human Society

    3 credits

    This course offers a sociological/anthropological introduction to the cultural and social origins of human society. Basic theories and principles of sociology and cultural anthropology will be emphasized along with competing contemporary theories of human origin. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 1020 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3030 - Civic Engagement, Service Learning & Leadership

    3 credits

    Exploration of the challenges facing contemporary diverse communities, and how sociological ideas and methods can be used to understand social problems and affect change through an engaged-learning approach that combines academic work with community service. (Annually)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3110 - Travelling Across South Asia

    3 credits

    This course is a window onto South Asian nations from Afghanistan to Pakistan.  It explores the geographic, social, economic and political landscapes of South Asian nations through sociological eyes. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3130 - Gender and Work

    3 credits

    The course examines the changing nature and patterns of work on a worldwide scale from the perspective of gender. Who does what and why? What are the causes and effects of these shifts? (Spring)

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 1020 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3150 - Sociology of Drugs

    3 credits

    This introduction to the key terms, concepts, and theoretical perspectives of the sociology of drugs and drug use will broaden students’ understanding of the meaning and impact of drugs on society. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3200 - Sociology of Popular Culture

    3 credits

    Using general theories of the nature of social and cultural structures, this course provides a sociological analysis of every day American culture. Examining popular culture such as print, media, television, sport, and other aspects of a consumer-driven culture helps understand prevailing values and anticipate changing norms and behaviors. (Spring even years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3250 - Food and Culture

    3 credits

    This course addresses the relationship between food and culture. It examines food taboos and rituals, food and identity, alcohol and drug use, feasting and fasting, hunger and obesity, and the global politics of food production and consumption. (Annually)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3270 - Sociology of Sports

    3 credits

    An introduction to the key terms, concepts, and theoretical perspectives of the sociology of sports will broaden students’ understanding of the meaning and impact of sports on culture and society. (As Needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3300 - Sociology of Education

    3 credits

    This course analyzes the school as a social organization. Among topics considered are power and control in the school classroom organization and procedures and their relation to learning; roles of educators; and relations between school and community.

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 1020 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3350 - Social Psychology

    3 credits

    This course provides students with a systematic introduction to sociological social psychology. Both sociological and psychological approaches are considered, before specifically addressing the theoretical and empirical studies of symbolic interactionism, ethnomethodology, and postmodern social psychology. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 1020 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3410 - Environmental Sociology

    3 credits

    This course is an exploration of the interconnectedness between the social world of humans and the biophysical world in which they exist. Topics include population growth, land and resource development, identity attachments to the land, the impact of environmentalism and environmental justice issues today. (As needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3450 - Applied Research Methods

    3 credits

    This course provides students with a firm grasp of the quantitative and qualitative research methods commonly used in the social sciences, enables students to execute their own worthwhile research projects, and helps students be informed consumers of research. (Annually)

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 1020 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3500 - Deviance

    3 credits

    This course is an exploration of social deviance as evidenced in subcultures in American society. It is designed to apply major criminological and deviance theories to modern day deviant groups, while contextually examining the construction of deviant identities in relation to mainstream values. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 1020 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3560 - Sociology of Leisure & Tourism

    3 credits

    An in-depth course, students will learn about the historical, geographical, cultural, and sociological variability of leisure and tourism, both in America and around the world. (As needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3610 - Juvenile Delinquency

    3 credits

    This course is an exploration of past and current delinquency theories, trends and issues. Topics included in this course are an extensive review of theory, female delinquency, gangs, the juvenile justice system, police and juveniles, the role of family, peers, schools, and drugs on delinquency and juvenile corrections today. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 1020 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3700 - Crime and Society

    3 credits

    This course is a survey and exploration of crime including a review of classic and contemporary criminological theories, trends in crime, and a brief historical overview. Specific topics will include property crimes, violent crimes and hate crimes, white-collar crimes, organized crime and police discretion. The criminal justice system will be explored as a process, focusing on the U.S. correctional system today, the prison system, and alternatives to prison. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 1020 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3780 - Social Theory

    3 credits

    This course provides an introduction to the major strands of social theory of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Emphasizes the contributions of individual thinkers from each of the key traditions—conflict, functionalist, interactionist, structuralist, feminist, post-modernist/post-structuralist. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3800 - Urban Sociology

    3 credits

    History of the rise of urban/industrial societies. Examination of the social and economic structures and organization of modern cities. Emphasis on urban social ecology and modern urban social conditions. (Every other year)

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 1020 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3850 - Anthropology & Sociology of Religion

    3 credits

    This course examines religion as a key societal institution and cultural practice. Ethnographic studies illustrate classical and contemporary theories on the meaning, function, and interpretation of religious experience. The intersection of religion with ethnicity, class, gender, and politics is explored. (Annually)  This course is cross-listed as ANTH 3160 .

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or ANTH 1010  recommended
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 3900 - Social Movements

    3 credits

    This course is an examination of how social movements arise and are maintained, of why certain kinds of movements emerge, and of what impact they have upon society, both globally and locally. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 4000 - Political Sociology

    3 credits

    The course is a survey of sociological approaches to power, government and politics. It will identify key concepts and theories; analyze substantive issues; and consider current research. Contemporary issues and problems will be examined as well. The course will focus on in-class discussion and a student term paper. Can also be counted as a Political Science credit. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 1020 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 4100 - Sociology of Health & Medicine

    3 credits

    This course explores the social construction of health, illness, and healing. Current issues surrounding alternative health care, nutrition, mind/body relationships, and societal change will also be examined. Must be an upper division student.

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 1020 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 4500 - Global Issues in Sociology

    3 credits

    Global issues in sociology addresses the globalization of cultures and societies. We will explore global events along with the trends, and issues that are contributing to international inequalities. Specifically, the course focuses on the global impact of the culture of capitalism. This includes: capitalism and the nation-state, population growth, hunger, poverty, disease, exploitation of the environment, and the changing status of indigenous groups through a global economy. The emphasis of this course will be developing a global perspective of the contemporary world. The course will consider the interrelations between imperialism, colonialism, post-colonialism, regionalism, and globalism. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 1020 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 4530 - Immigration & Migration

    3 credits

    An in-depth course, students will learn about the social, cultural, & economic aspects of immigration and migration. We will examine contemporary and historical processes. (As needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 4700 - Special Topics

    1 to 3 credits

    From time to time faculty will offer a course pertaining to a special area of interest or particularly timely topic under this course number. Both the class schedule and handouts in the department office will provide further information as to what is being offered under this special topics title. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 1020 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 4810 - Social Statistics

    3 credits

    An introduction to statistical procedures used in sociological research. Designed to teach students the methods used in making scientific predictions through the use of averages, variation and the testing of hypotheses. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 1020  and permission of instructor
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 4830 - Readings and Conferences

    3 credits

    As needed.

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 4850 - Undergraduate Research

    3 credits

    As needed

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 1020 SOC 3450 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 4890 - Sociological Internship

    1 to 9 credits

    Practical experience in sociology. No more than 6 credit hours will be applied to one’s major, 3 to a minor: remaining credit hours will be counted as elective hours outside the major or minor. (P/F)

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 1020 ; SOC 3030 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 4999 - Senior Capstone

    3 credits

    After selecting a faculty supervisor, students have two options: 1) a practicum involving internship, service learning and/or civic engagement experience(s) with social research and social problem analysis; or 2) a research project in which one defines a topic, conducts research, and prepares findings. (Annually)

    Prerequisite: SOC 3030  or SOC 3450 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SOC 5890 - Sociological Internship

    1 to 9 credits

    Practical experience in sociology. No more than 6 credit hours will be applied to one’s major, 3 to a minor: remaining credit hours will be counted as elective hours outside the major or minor. (P/F)

    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 1020 ; SOC 3030 
    General Education Course: No

Spanish

  
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    SPAN 1010 - Beginning Spanish I

    4 credits

    This is a beginning course designed for students with little or no foreign language experience. The course will emphasize conversation, vocabulary building, and basic grammar. Students with extensive secondary school Spanish should consider enrolling in SPAN 1020  or SPAN 2010 . (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area
  
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    SPAN 1020 - Beginning Spanish II

    4 credits

    Continuation of SPAN 1010 . (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: SPAN 1010  or equivalent, or instructors permission.
    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area
  
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    SPAN 2010 - Intermediate Spanish

    4 credits

    This is a second-year course that emphasizes grammar, composition, reading and conversation. (Fall Spring)

    Prerequisite: SPAN 1020  or equivalent skills
    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area
  
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    SPAN 2020 - Intermediate Grammar & Conversation

    4 credits

    Continuation of SPAN 2010 . (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: SPAN 2010  or equivalent skills.
    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area
  
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    SPAN 3210 - Advanced Spanish Grammar & Composition

    3 credits

    This is a writing intensive course that offers both a detailed review of Spanish grammar and the application of grammatical rules to the written expression of complex ideas with correct usage and appropriate rhetorical style. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: SPAN 2020  or equivalent, or instructors permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SPAN 3212 - Special Topics in Grammar and Composition

    3 credits

    This course will address topics and issues in Spanish grammar and composition from a variety of approaches including, but not limited to, engaging in creative writing, and writing about literature, film and art.  (As needed)

    Prerequisite: SPAN 2020  or equivalent, or instructors permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SPAN 3300 - Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literature

    3 credits

    This course is an introduction to the critical study of literature. It provides students with basic principles of literary analysis, including basic ideas on literary history and criticism, as well as an introduction to the common terminology of literary discourse. This course is prerequisite to all Spanish literature courses. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: SPAN 3210 or equivalent, or taken concurrently with SPAN 3210 , or instructors permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SPAN 3400 - Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

    3 credits

    This course is an introduction to the nature and study of language. Focus is placed on sounds, words and sentences through analysis of data from Spanish and other languages. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: SPAN 3210 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SPAN 3510 - Culture & History of Spain

    3 credits

    This course gives an overview of the historical and cultural development of Spain and Spanish America. It serves as enrichment for the survey courses on Spanish literature through a study of the political, social and intellectual movement reflected in the literature. (Fall as needed)

    Prerequisite: SPAN 2020  or equivalent, or instructors permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SPAN 3610 - Conversation & Special Topics

    3 credits

    This course seeks to improve a student’s conversational skills by (1) giving oral interpretations of Spanish media and literature and (2) having students discuss media or literature in Spanish related to a special topic. (As needed)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SPAN 4210 - Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature I

    3 credits

    This course examines major authors, esthetic trends and intellectual movements in Peninsular literature from the Middle Ages to the end of the eighteenth century. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: SPAN 3210  or SPAN 3212 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SPAN 4212 - Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature II

    3 credits

    This course examines major authors, esthetic trends and intellectual movements in Peninsular literature from the nineteenth century to the present. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: SPAN 3210  or SPAN 3212 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SPAN 4310 - Span Amer Lit 15th-19th Cent

    3 credits

    A survey of Spanish American Literature that includes major periods, trends and authors from the conquest to the late nineteenth century. (Fall odd years)

    Prerequisite: SPAN 3210  or SPAN 3212 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SPAN 4312 - Span Amer Lit 20th-21st Cent

    3 credits

    A survey of Spanish American Literature that includes major periods, trends and authors from modernism to contemporary literature. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: SPAN 3210  or SPAN 3212 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SPAN 4510 - Introduction to Spanish Translation

    3 credits

    This course examines the theory and practice of translation, and allows students to develop skills in the translation of journalistic, business, scientific and literary texts. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: SPAN 3210  or SPAN 3212 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SPAN 4512 - Language Acquisition

    3 credits

    This course will introduce students to language acquisition. Students will compare the processes by which human beings acquire first, second, and foreign languages. Dimensions explored will include theories and models of language acquisition, linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and implications of applied linguistics research. (Spring even years)

    Prerequisite: SPAN 3210  or SPAN 3212 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    SPAN 4610 - Readings in Major Authors & Topics

    3 credits

    This is an in-depth, intensive course in which the student is exposed to thorough analysis of special authors, literary periods or genres. May be repeated once for credit. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: SPAN 3210  or SPAN 3212 
    General Education Course: No
 

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