Nov 30, 2022  
2013-2014 General Catalog 
    
2013-2014 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

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Psychology

  
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    PSY 3210 - Infant and Child Development

    3 credits

    A thematic study of human development from birth through childhood. The interaction of biology, mind, and environment on the physical, cognitive, and psychological development of children is explored. Contributions from evolutionary biology and cultural anthropology are included. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 ; PSY 1110  strongly recommended
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 3220 - Adolescent Development

    3 credits

    A study of human development during adolescence. The interaction of biology, mind, and environment on the physical, cognitive, and psychological development with an emphasis on developmental theories and psychosocial issues. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 ; PSY 1110  strongly recommended
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 3230 - Adult Development and Aging

    3 credits

    A study of human development during adulthood and aging. The interaction of biology, mind, and environment on the physical, cognitive, and psychological development with an emphasis on developmental theories and psychosocial issues. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 ; PSY 1110  strongly recommended
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 3270 - Motivation and Emotion

    3 credits

    A survey of contemporary psychological models of human motivation. Source of motivation will be explored: biological/evolutionary, internal psychological, and external. Emotions will be discussed as a unique source of motivation. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 3320 - Cognitive Psychology

    3 credits

    A survey of contemporary, psychological models of human cognition (e.g., memory, attention, perception, problem solving, and communication). The class focuses on research from the field of experimental psychology. This course is designed for psychology majors and minors. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 3370 - Social Psychology

    3 credits

    This course explores the social nature of individual behavior. Focus of the course is on how the individual perceives the social group and interacts in social situations. Topics to be covered include social perception and cognition, interpersonal attraction, aggression, conformity, group processes, and applied aspects of social psychology. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 3400 - Experimental Analysis of Behavior

    2 credits

    This course includes a study of the experimental analysis of behavior method, variables that have been shown to affect behavior and principles that help us to understand, explain and control behavior. Students must register for the lecture and the lab. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 
    Co-Requisite: PSY 3401 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 3401 - Experimental Analysis of Behavior Lab

    1 credits

    The lab will give students experience in experimentally analyzing the behavior of a subject (a pigeon or a rat). Standard experimental procedures will be assigned and experimental results will be reported in APA publication format. Approximately two hours of lab per week is expected. Lab time is flexible and will be scheduled with each student on an individual basis. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 
    Co-Requisite: PSY 3400 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 3410 - Research Design

    3 credits

    A consideration of issues in the design and interpretation of research in psychology. Topics include: research ethics, validity and reliability, internal and external validity, within and between subject designs, single and multifactor experiments, correlational and survey designs. This course is strongly recommended for students who plan to enroll in PSY 4915  and later intend to pursue graduate studies. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C-” or better in PSY 1010 , PSY 2010 , and PSY 3010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 3430 - Principles of Assessment

    3 credits

    This course reviews the theory and application of assessment used in psychology and education. Content includes a review of the statistics used in assessment, measurement theory, test development, and the major instruments used to assess intelligence, achievement, and personality. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 , PSY 3010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 3500 - Environmental Psychology

    3 credits

    Environmental Psychology examines the interaction between the person and environment. Psychological research and theory are applied to specific environments, both built and natural. Topic areas range from the very broad (climate change) to the very specific (design of elderly care facilities). (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 3510 - Intro to Industrial & Organizational Psych

    3 credits

    An Introduction to industrial and organizational psychology. Topical areas include general theories of IO psychology, job analysis, criterion measurements, personnel selection, leadership, motivation, training, organizational efficiency, and workplace stress. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010  and either PSY 3010 , PSY 3430  or equivalent Statistics course
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 3600 - Stress and Pain

    3 credits

    Stress and pain often interact and exacerbate each other. Although considered undesirable by most people, they are to some extent necessary, and can at times be beneficial. This course explores the psychobiological variables which contribute to stress and the perception of pain. Both psychological and biological based therapies are discussed. Opportunities for personal applications will be included. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 3650 - Health Psychology

    3 credits

    This course investigates the biopsychosocial factors which contribute to health and illness. Issues within the fields of medical psychology and behavioral medicine are discussed. Topics may include: health-behaviors, stress, pain and illness, seeking and adhering to medical advice, nutrition and mental health, chronic illness, death and dying, and behaviors associated with specific types of illness and disease. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 3700 - Personality Theory

    3 credits

    Building on established personality theories, the course offers students the opportunity for expanded self-understanding and understanding of others. Primary focus is on presentation and discussion of diverse theoretical views of personality and personality development. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 3800 - Professional Roles, Ethics & Practice

    3 credits

    Service-learning course, Professional Roles, Ethics & Practices, prepares students for field placement experiences. It includes professional, ethical, legal and clinical issues relevant to becoming a successful human service professional. This is a designated Service Learning course. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010  & PSY 2010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 3820 - Human Relations in Group Dynamics

    3 credits

    This course offers an experiential exploration of group dynamics where the forces and activities that affect human group cohesion, communication skills, and interpersonal relations are emphasized. Students will also receive didactic instruction in group processes and theories of group dynamics. This course is designed to help prepare students design, plan, and conduct group treatments in the human services professions. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010  and Instructor permission required
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 4310 - Abnormal Psychology

    3 credits

    This course examines human behavior typically classified as “abnormal.” Diagnostic criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, current theories of etiology, and contemporary treatment strategies will be reviewed. The course usually includes field visits to programs which treat persons with these diagnoses. The goal of the course is to provide students the opportunity to develop an empathic understanding of individuals with mental illnesses. This is a designated Service Learning course. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 4320 - Clinical Neuropsychology

    3 credits

    Clinical Neuropsychology is the applied science of brain behavior relationships. Topics include functional neuroanatomy, common pathological conditions of the central nervous system and associated behavioral correlates, realms of function assessed in a neuropsychological evaluation, and assessment techniques. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 4330 - Theories of Learning

    3 credits

    The study of major learning theories that contribute to the understanding of learning. Emphasis will be given to the application of these theories to the learning process.

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 ; PSY 3400  strongly recommended
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 4340 - Intro to Counseling & Psychotherapy

    3 credits

    This course provides exposure to many of the contemporary approaches to psychotherapy. Lectures are supplemented with experiential exercises. This course is team taught with the instructors presenting therapies that represent their particular interests in psychology. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 4500 - Special Topics

    1 to 6 credits

    This course consists of special areas of interest to the faculty member. The course may be taken no more than 4 times for credit for a maximum of 12 credits, given the course subtitle is different each time. (Fall, Spring, As Needed)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010  and Instructor permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 4510 - Brain & Behavior

    2 credits

    Explores how the brain, in combination with genetic, hormonal environmental, social, and psychological influences, produces behavior and is subsequently changed in turn. Instruction on biofeedback and its applications is included. Lectures are held for the first and last five weeks of the semester only. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 4511 - Brain & Behavior Lab

    1 credits

    This lab gives students hands on experience in the field of brain and behavior. Using rats, students will learn techniques such as stereotaxic (brain) surgery and behavioral paradigms. Labs will be 3 hours long, once/week during the middle five weeks of the semester only. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 
    Co-Requisite: PSY 4510 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 4530 - Forensic Psychology

    3 credits

    A survey of the field of forensic psychology emphasizing application. This course will cover the role psychology has played in the legal system including: rehabilitation, theories of crime, eyewitness testimony, evaluation of criminal suspects, and jury selection. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 4550 - Drugs and Behavior

    3 credits

    This course provides comprehensive coverage of issues relating to drug use and abuse in our society. Topics include: psychopharmacology, common drugs of abuse (e.g. cocaine, nicotine, alcohol, depressants, hallucinogens), over-the-counter and prescription drugs, and the treatment and prevention of substance abuse. PSY 4510  (or previous knowledge of biology) is helpful but not required. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 4800 - Practicum

    3 credits

    Practicum students receive supervised experience in the application of psychology to meet human needs. Field placement vary widely but are typically in human service agencies or educational institutions. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 3800  (can be taken concurrently) and Instructor permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 4830 - Readings & Conferences

    1 to 3 credits

    As with the special topics course, faculty can use this course number to offer a guided reading and discussion course pertaining to a special area of interest. Both the class schedule and hand-outs in the department office will provide further information as to what is being offered under this title. Credits can vary from one to three. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010  and Instructor permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 4831 - Readings and Conferences: Leadership

    1 credits

    This course is designed to give psychology honors students extra opportunity to develop their leadership skills in both an academic and applied setting. This will be accomplished through a series of specific readings and discussion of topics. Application of the topics will be achieved through directed group activities. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010  and Instructor permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 4890 - Internship

    1 to 12 credits

    Provides students with the opportunity to receive academic credit for supervised, professional level service and work experience. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. (P/F) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 4905 - History and Systems

    3 credits

    This course serves as one option for satisfying the senior requirement of the psychology major. This course is a comparison of different theories and methods of psychology and their historical context. An evaluation of theories and methods from philosophical and scientific standpoints will be carried out. This is a capstone course and should be taken late in the junior or senior year. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 4910 - Senior Project: Literature Review

    3 credits

    This course serves as one option for satisfying the senior requirement of the psychology major. In it students perform an extensive review of the literature on a psychological topic of interest. The end result will be a written, APA style, professional paper which students both submit to the instructor and present to the class. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: PSY 1010 , PSY 2010 , PSY 3010  and two of the Research Methods Courses
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 4915 - Senior Project: Independent Research I

    3 credits

    Ideally suited to students wishing to pursue hands-on research experience, research oriented careers, or a graduate degree in psychology. This course reviews and expands on skills required to conduct research: research methodology, IRB proposals, statistics, APA format, analyzing data using SPSS, graphing with Excel, and poster/paper presentations. By the end of the semester, students are expected to have an approved IRB research proposal. Students are then encouraged to register for PSY 4925 , giving them the opportunity to carry out their research projects. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: A grade of “C -” or better in PSY 1010 , PSY 2010 , PSY 3010 , one of the Research Methods Courses, instructor permission, and PSY 3410  is strongly recommended for students who plan to enroll in PSY 4915 and intend to later pursue graduate studies
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 4925 - Senior Project: Independent Research II

    3 credits

    Ideally suited to students wishing to pursue a graduate degree in psychology. This course allows students to conduct research for which they have received IRB approval. Students will complete their research project and submit an APA style professional paper. Though not required, it is anticipated that many students will submit their research for presentation and/or publication. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 5100 - Psychopharmacology

    3 credits

    This course provides comprehensive coverage of psycho-pharmacology, including drugs of abuse. The curriculum will explore effects of drug use/abuse on brain and body. This course is required curriculum necessary to sit for the Utah State License Substance Abuse Counselor Examination. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 5101 - Dynamics of Addiction

    3 credits

    This course introduces models of addiction and application of models to individuals who represent broad spectrums of traits, lifestyles, and risk factors. This course is required curriculum necessary to sit for the Utah State License Substance Abuse Counselor Examination. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PSY 6830 - Readings in Forensic Psychology

    1 to 3 credits

    A guided reading and discussion pertaining to a special area of interest within forensic psychology. Students and instructors will agree on the topic and readings to be covered. Credits can vary from 1-3.

    Prerequisite: Admission to the MSFS program and instructor permission
    General Education Course: No

Public Administration

  
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    EDUC 6560 - American Higher Education Environments

    3 credits

    This course explores the types of learning environments and different models of organizational functioning that currently exist in American colleges and universities.  Students analyze and examine the influence environments have on individual behavior and how environments can be shaped and created to encourage student learning and engagement. (Spring Even Years)

    General Education Course: No.
  
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    PADM 6000 - Administrative Theory

    3 credits

    This is a foundation course that establishes a theoretical and practical framework for public administration. Designed for professional public administrators the course focuses on the study of bureaucracy, administration, policy analysis, human relations, and the politics of administration. (On-campus, Fall; online, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Graduate Admission Required
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PADM 6100 - Overview of Public Administration

    3 credits

    This foundation course should be completed within the first two semesters of admission to the MPA program.  It explore the roots and practices of public administration within the context of the US political, legal, economic, and policy systems.  Students also receive an overview of the MPA courses from faculty and adjuncts, and learn about internships, career possibilities & the capstone project. (On-campus, Fall; online, Spring)

    General Education Course: No.
  
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    PADM 6200 - Public Sector Finance

    3 credits

    This course explores the theory and practice of public sector financial management including the economic public decisions, political influences, information management and requirements, and fiduciary responsibilities for public funds. (Online, Fall; on-campus Spring)

    Prerequisite: Graduate Admission Required.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PADM 6300 - Administrative Law

    3 credits

    Analyzes the authority of administrative agencies with an emphasis on the study of the administrative relationship between the legislature, government, executives, and regulatory agencies, as well as the judicial review of administrative agencies. (On-campus, Spring; online Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PADM 6440 - Research Methods

    3 credits

    This course will cover research design using real-life examples and exercises. Students will become familiar with both quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection, including experimental and quasi-experimental design, surveys, and field research, evaluation research, and policy analysis. (On-campus, Fall; online, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    PADM 6500 - Public HR Management

    3 credits

    This course provides MPA students with the knowledge and skills to supervise and manage employees. Topics include how to: set performance expectations; motivate and coach for performance improvement; comply with HR rules/regulations; incorporate staff needs into the budget process. (Online, Fall; on-campus Spring)

    Prerequisite: Admission to the MPA Degree program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PADM 6550 - Student Affairs in Higher Education

    3 credits

    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the Student Affairs profession.  Historical, ethical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations are explored.  Core competencies and functional areas within the profession, diversity of institutional type, student populations, characteristics of today’s college students, and com temporary issues are examined. (As Needed)

    General Education Course: No.
  
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    PADM 6560 - American Higher Education Environments

    3 credits

    This course explores the types of learning environments and different models of organizational functioning that currently exist in American colleges and universities.  Students analyze and examine the influence environments have on individual behavior and how environments can be shaped an created to encourage student learning and engagement. (As Needed)

    General Education Course: No.
  
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    PADM 6570 - Student Development in College, Theory and Practice

    3 credits

    Understanding the psychosocial development of college students is necessary for designing student affairs programs and developing a student affairs practice.  This course is designed to help graduate students effectively integrate theories of student development with the day to day practice of being a student affairs professional, and learn to become both an administrator and a “helper.” (As Needed)

    General Education Course: No.
  
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    PADM 6580 - The History of American Higher Education

    3 credits

    This course explores the historical foundations and evolution of higher education to understand the emergence of American higher education and some of the social, cultural, and political events of historical significance.  Students will develop context from which to appreciate the ever-changing landscape of higher education as well as the impact societal expectations have on higher education. (As Needed)

    General Education Course: No.
  
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    PADM 6600 - Leadership and Management in the Public Sector

    3 credits

    This course explores the differences between leadership and management and how each can apply to the public and nonprofit professional.  Students will complete self-assessments and evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses as they learn how ethical guidelines, organization theories, human behaviors, and public sector values impact leaders and managers in the public and nonprofit sectors. (As Needed)

    Prerequisite: Graduate Admission Required
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PADM 6610 - Public Policy Analysis

    3 credits

    An examination of the institutions that combine to make, implement, and evaluate American public policy. Various models of public policymaking will be studied and applied. A variety of substantive areas may be the focus of this course. (As Needed)

    Prerequisite: Graduate Admission Required
    General Education Course: No
  
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    PADM 6615 - Comparative Public Policy

    3 credits

    Students will analyze how historical, economic, legal, political, and social considerations affect public policy development in the US and throughout the world.  Comparative public policy is mostly concerned with examining how public policies differ when comparing different countries, why public policies differ, and the impact public policies have on societies. (As Needed)

    General Education Course: No.
  
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    PADM 6620 - Public Administration & Ethics

    3 credits

    An exploration of the role of ethics in public administration with an emphasis on standards of professional conduct, ethics and constitutionalism, and the ethical implications of law, policy, procedure, and practices within public administration. (As Needed)

    Prerequisite: Graduate Admission
    General Education Course: No
  
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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. (As Needed)

    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. (As Needed)

    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 challenges experienced by city managers. (As Needed)

    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. (As Needed)

    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]). (As Needed)

    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. (As Needed)

    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 a required elective for all students who have less than one year of professional experience in the public or nonprofit sector. Students must complete 300 internship hours. Students seeking to waive this requirement must explain in writing how he/she developed the competencies normally developed in the internship experience and why the requirement should be waived. Repeatable up to 6 credits. (P/F) (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

    The professional project is one of two options for core electives.  Student 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 responsibilities.  Prior approval by MPA faculty 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. (Online, Fall; on-campus 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: 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

    3 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
  
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    SST 2301 - ThunderBard II-Shakespeare Text Into Performance [Variable Play Title]

    1 credits

    Course members will read in guided fashion and experience in performance the fall Shakespearean offering of the Utah Shakespeare Festival (USF). Repeatable up to 4 credits credit with the reading of different plays and performances offered by USF in subsequent years. Students may not take SST 1300  and SST 2301 in the same semester. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    SST 2900 - Shakespeare Studies Special Topics - [Variable subtitle]

    1 to 6 credits

    This course examines special topics in Shakespeare Studies at a lower-division undergraduate level, extending beyond core curriculum. Topics and credits variable by offering. Subtitled for specific topics. May be repeated with
    different course content, up to a maximum of 8 credits. Requires instructor consent. (As Needed)

    General Education Course: No.
  
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    SST 4900 - Shakespeare Studies Special Topics - [Variable subtitle]

    1 to 6 credits

    This course examines special topics in Shakespeare Studies at an upper-division undergraduate level, extending beyond core curriculum. Topics and credits variable by offering. Subtitled for specific topics. May be repeated with
    different course content, up to a maximum of 12 credits. Requires instructor consent. (As needed)

    General Education Course: No.

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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