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FORM B

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FORM B: DISCIPLINE OBJECTIVES AND REQUIREMENTS

(Submit to Division Chair)

 

Note: All changes become effective the fall semester following Campus Assembly approval.

 

 

Discipline:

Liberal Arts for the Human Services

Date

10/9/02

 

See instructions given in separate document.

 

    I.      Introductory Statement:

This interdisciplinary major is in the Division of the Social Sciences.

 

   II.      Objectives:

Objectives—This program's three main purposes are to provide a firm liberal arts basis for understanding individual human behavior in its social context; provide the liberal arts foundation for professional work in baccalaureate-level human services occupations such as counseling, casework, personnel work, and administration of human services in federal and state agencies, private businesses, or professional organizations; and prepare students for graduate work in the human services professions.

 

 

   III.      Assessment:

 

 

  IV.      Requirements for a Major:

Major Requirements

Anth 1111—Introductory Cultural Anthropology

or Soc 1101—Introductory Sociology

Psy 1051—Introduction to Psychology

or Psy 1101-1102—Foundations of Psychology I-II (not offered after fall, 2003)

(students planning to take a majority of LAHS credits in psychology should choose Psy 1101-1102 rather than Psy 1051)

Stat 1601—Introduction to Statistics

or Stat 2601—Statistical Methods

 

The minimum additional requirements for a major in liberal arts for the human services are:

a) 40 credits to be selected from the courses listed below, with a minimum of 16 credits each in anthropology/sociology and upper-division psychology

b) at least 4 credits of Psy 4896—Field Experiences in Psychology or IS 3996—Interdisciplinary Internship

c) IS 4101—Introduction to Professional Conduct Codes, Legal Constraints, and Ethics in the Human Services

 

Students develop a coherent program of study in consultation with their major advisers generally no later than the spring semester of their sophomore year. Advisers normally are faculty with a background or specialties related to the human services area.

 

Students should discuss the arrangement of their field experience with their LAHS advisers no later than the fall semester of their junior year. Information concerning specific field placements can be obtained from the director of the Career Center or an LAHS faculty adviser.

 

Because LAHS students pursue varied careers, they are advised to include in their programs courses appropriate to their career plans. For instance, students intending to seek careers involving public administration or policy formulation should take such courses as:

Econ 1111—Principles of Microeconomics

Econ 1112—Principles of Macroeconomics

Mgmt/Psy 3512 – Group Dynamics

Mgmt/Psy 3513 – Negotiation

Psy 3521 – Health Psychology

Psy 3701 – Organizational Behavior

Soc 2101—Prejudice, Discrimination, and Systems of Oppression

Soc 3121—Sociology of Gender

Soc 3200—Topics in Social Stratification

Spch 3411—Intercultural Communication Theory and Research

Spch 3421—Organizational Communication Theory and Research

possibly Mgmt 2201—Principles of Management

 

Students intending to seek careers in counseling or in other direct helping professions working with adults should take such courses as:

Psy 3051—The Psychology of Women

Psy 3101—Learning Theory and Behavior Modification

Psy 3302—Personality

Psy 3313—Psychopathology

Psy 3403—Developmental Psychology III: Adulthood, Aging, and Death

Psy 3501—Social Psychology

Psy 3511—Applied Social Psychology

Psy 3521 – Health Psychology

Psy 4101—Helping Relationships

Soc 3121—Sociology of Gender

Soc 3141—Sociology of Deviance

Spch 1061—Interpersonal Communication

Spch 3411—Intercultural Communication Theory and Research

Spch 3421—Organizational Communication Theory and Research

 

If the career involves work with children, students should take:

Psy 3401—Developmental Psychology I: Child Psychology

Psy 3402—Developmental Psychology II: Adolescence

 

if with the chemically dependent:

Psy 1081—Drugs and Human Behavior

a directed study or empirical research course on chemical dependency

 

In all instances, students should consult with their advisers when designing their programs.

 

Students should complete the professional ethics course (IS 4101—Introduction to Professional Conduct Codes, Legal Constraints, and Ethics in the Human Services) during the year before their internship (IS 3996—Interdisciplinary Internship) or field experience (Psy 4896—Field Experiences in Psychology). Students who plan to enroll in Psy 4101—Helping Relationships should complete the course before their internship or field experience.

 

Courses with grades of D may not be used to meet the major requirements.

 

 

   V.      Requirements for a Minor:

 

 

  VI.      Requirements for Teacher Preparation:

 

 

VII. Other heading (include heading title) :

Course Descriptions

Anth 111f,s. Introductory Cultural Anthropology. (SS; 4.0 cr)

Varieties and range of human behavior as revealed through the comparative study of cultures throughout the world. Concepts developed by anthropologists to explain both the unity and diversity of humankind.

 

Anth 2300f,s. Variable Topics in Latin American Cultures and Societies. (IP; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101)

Same as Soc 2300. Use of archaeological, historical, and contemporary materials. Topics may include political institutions, media, popular culture, ethnicity, class, ecology, and cultures.

 

Anth 2301f s. Social Change and Development in Latin America. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101)

Same as Soc 2301. Study of types of social change taking place in Latin American countries, including economic, political, social, religious and cultural change. Problems faced, consequences of development, and other types of changes will be placed in their social and cultural contexts.

 

Anth 2302s f. Women in Latin America. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101)

Same as Soc 2302. Study of the social statuses of women in Latin American countries and the cultural norms influencing these statuses. Topics include class differences and the varied interests of women of different classes and ethnicities, women’s movements, economic and political conditions, religion and women, etc.

 

Anth 2302Hs f. Women in Latin America. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101)

Same as Soc 2302H. In addition to regular course work, honors students are required to compose one creative research paper and acquire pedagogical skills through leading occasional class discussions.

 

Anth 2400s. Variable Topics in American Indian Cultures and Societies. (See specific topics for general education categories; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101)

In-depth study of topic concerning North American Indians. Topics vary, e.g., traditional Native American societies and cultures, Native American archaeology, Native American religions.

 

Anth 2402f. American Indian Ethnography. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101; not offered 2001-02)

An analysis of ethnographic materials collected by and from American Indians, written by American Indian authors or with their participation.

 

Anth 2403s. American Indians in the Cinema. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101)

An analysis of the representations and misrepresentations of American Indians in the cinema, television, and common culture of the United States.

 

Anth 2404. Introduction to the Peoples of North America. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101; not offered 2001-02)

An introduction to the societies and cultures of the peoples of North America (Canada, United States, Mexico) focusing upon the "traditional" (or pre-European contact) conditions.

 

Anth 2405f. American Indian Education. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101)

An analysis of the history, theory, and ethnographic data related to the uses, actions, and foci of the American educational system and the interactions of various American Indian individuals and groups within that system.

 

Anth 2451f. 20th and 21st -Century Native Americans. (HDiv; 4 cr)

Same as Soc 2451. The cultures, problems, and resurgence of Native Americans in the 20th and 21st century Centuries. Government policies; education, religion, self-determination, family, gaming, etc.

 

Anth 3101f. The Anthropology of Religion. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101; 4 addtl cr in Anth or Soc recommended; not offered 2001-02)

Comparative study of religion, magic, witchcraft, etc., in various parts of the world. Theories and concepts developed by anthropologists in dealing with religious phenomena in a cross-cultural perspective.

 

Anth 3200s. Variable Topics in Comparative Ethnography. (Envt; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101 or #)

Topics in social systems, beliefs, values, and customs of societies around the world. Comparison and analysis of how various components of social and cultural systems interact with one another and with their environments.

 

Anth 3201. Variable Topics in Comparative Ethnography: Social Inequality Inequality Within and Among Nations.

(Envt; 4.0 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101 or #; not offered 2002-2003)

Examines the effect of the interaction of human groups with their extant technologies and their physical, social, and cultural environments, focusing particularly on how this interaction affects social inequality.

 

Anth 3202. Variable Topics in Comparative Ethnography: Culture and Biology.

(Envt; 4.0 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101 or #; not offered 2001-02 2003-04)

Examines the interrelationships between biology and culture, using various cultures in the ethnographic record to assess the applicability of a range of biologically inspired hypotheses for aspects of human behavior and intelligence. The nature-nurture controversy.

 

Anth 3300s. Variable Topics in Area Studies. (IP; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101 or #)

Same as Soc 3300. In-depth study of societies and cultures (values, religions, politics, economic institutions, kinship, family organization) of a particular part of the world, e.g., Africa, India and South Asia, China, Pacific Islands.

 

Anth 3301s. India and South Asia. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 1111 or Soc 1101 or #)

Same as Soc 3301. Examination of the cultures and societies of several South Indian countries with a primary focus on India. Topics include a brief history, economic and social issues and conditions, marriage and kinship practices, religions, regional differences, regional and international conflicts, and cultural and social change.

 

Econ 1111f,s. Principles of Microeconomics. (SS; 4 cr; prereq high school algebra or #)

Introduction to the study of scarce resource allocation in a market economy. Supply and demand, consumer theory, theory of the firm, market structure, pricing of factors of production, income distribution and the role of Government.

 

Econ 1112f,s. Principles of Macroeconomics. (SS; 4 cr; prereq high school algebra or #)

Introduction to basic economic problems, concepts, and theoretical models. U.S. economic institutions and the economics organization of society. The role of markets in the production and distribution of societal resources. Measurement of economic performance; national income, inflation and unemployment; competing macroeconomic theories and stabilizing stabilzation policies.

 

Econ 3201f. Microeconomic Theory. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 1111, Math 1101 or #)

Analytical approach to decision making by individual economic units in the output and input markets, under perfect and imperfect market conditions. Externalities and role of government.

 

Econ 3202s. Macroeconomic Theory. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 1112, Math 1101 or #)

The theory of national income determination; inflation, unemployment, and economic growth in alternative models of the national economy.

 

Hist 3700. Variable Topics in the History of Women. (See specific topics for general education categories; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes; prereq 1001 or 1002 or 1201 and WoSt 1101)

Possible topics include a historical study of women and religion, a historical study of thought about American women, a cross-cultural study of the history of women.

 

Hist 3701s. Women and Religion: A History. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 1001 or 1002 or 1201 and WoSt 1101)

A historical discussion of women in non-Western and Western religions.

 

HIST 3702. Variable Topics in the History of Women: The History of Women in the West.

(HDiv; 4.0 cr; prereq WoSt 1101 or Hist 1101, 1102, 1301; offered when feasible)

Focuses on the intellectual as well as political, social and economic history of pre-European, western European and American women.

 

HIST 3703. Variable Topics in the History of Women: 20th-Century European Women.

(Hist; 4.0 cr; prereq WoSt 1101, Hist 1101 or 1102 or 1201)

Social history of 20th-century European women.

 

HIST 3705. Variable Topics in the History of Women: History of Ideas About Women.

(E/CR; 4.0 cr; prereq 1101 or 1102 or 1301 and WoSt 1101)

Changing ideas about the ethical treatment of women and women's civic responsibilities. Includes classical ideas to modern.

 

IS 4101s. Introduction to Professional Conduct Codes, Legal Constraints, and Ethics in the Human Services. (E/CR; 2 cr; prereq jr, 10 cr 3xxx or 4xxx human services courses or #)

Concepts of professional ethics in human services professions; ethically relevant legal mandates and constraints on professional practice; practical problems in the application of ethical principles.

 

Mgmt 3000. Variable Topics in Management. (See specific topics for general education categories; 2 cr; repeatable when topic changes; prereq varies by topic; offered when feasible)

Topic to be announced.

 

 

Mgmt 3151. Human Resources Management I. (E/CR; 2 cr; prereq 2101 or #; offered when feasible)

An introduction to the functional areas of human resource management through the use of case studies. Topics in Human resource management; legal issues, planning, recruitment, selection, and training, evaluation and compensation.

 

Mgmt 3152. Human Resources Management II. (HDiv; 2 cr; prereq 2101 or #; offered when feasible)

Topics in human resource management: evaluating employee performance, compensation and benefits, safety, labor relations, international human resource management.

 

Pol 3201 4201 f. Legislative Process. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 1201, Stat 1601 or 2601 recommended or #)

The internal organization of Congress, with emphasis on how rules and organizational changes affect the policy process. Topics include the evolution of the modern Congress, the committee system, the role of party leadership, and competing theories of congressional organization. In addition, comparisons/contrasts are drawn from other legislatures in democracies around the world.

 

Pol 3221 4221f. Judicial Politics. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 1201 or #; not offered 2002-03)

Role of judges, police, attorneys, and interest groups within the political system, with analysis focusing on each as political actors. Areas of discretion in the legal system. Extra-legal predictors of judicial decision making and certiorari voting.

 

Pol 3260f,s. Variable Topics in American Politics. (See specific topics for general education categories; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes; prereq 1201 or #)

Selected topics in American politics such as state and local politics, media and politics, minorities and social policy, and political psychology.

 

Pol 3263s. Political Psychology. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 1201; Psy 1051 or # recommended; not offered 2002-03)

Examines the utility of concepts from personality and social psychology for conducting political analysis and understanding political behavior. Explores the role of the individual, group processes, and the political context in political decision making by both leaders and nonleaders.

 

Pol 3264 4264s. American Political Culture. (Hist; 4 cr; prereq 1201 or #; not offered 2001-02)

A survey of the ideas shaping the U.S. political system and Americans' political behavior. Examines the ways that U.S. political culture has shaped institutional development, policy outcomes, and the everyday political experiences within the political system.

 

Psy 1061f,s. Introduction to the Development of the Child and Adolescent. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 1051 or both 1101, 1102 or #)

Theory, data, and research approaches in development from birth through adolescence. Prenatal and physical development as well as perceptual, cognitive, language, personality, and social development. Multicultural/global perspective. Designed for students aiming for teacher certification, who received priority in registration. Does not count for elective credit for the 16-credit psychology component of the LAHS major or for the psychology major or minor. Does count toward the 8-credit “other” category for the LAHS major. A more in-depth alternative to this course is Psy 3401 and Psy 3402. Students double majoring in education and psychology should consider the Psy 3401 and 3402 alternative to this course.

 

Psy 1071f. Human Sexuality. (SS; 4 cr)

Survey of aspects of human sexuality, including intimacy and communication; male and female anatomy, physiology, and response; development of identity, sex role, and gender orientation; varieties of sexual expression; pregnancy and childbirth; contraception and disease prevention; sexual coercion and abuse; sexual dysfunctions and their treatment.

 

Psy 1081s. Drugs and Human Behavior. (SS; 2 cr)

Survey of psychoactive drugs, their effects on mind and behavior, and prevention and treatment of drug abuse.

 

Psy 3051s. The Psychology of Women. (HDiv; 4.0 cr; prereq 1051 or 1101-1102)

Feminist approach to the psychological study of women's personality, behavior, development, language issues, motivation, work and family lives, sexuality, health and psychobiology, adjustment and therapy, and victimization experiences. Focuses on women of color, feminist research methodology, and feminist analysis of psychological theories of women.

 

Psy 3101f. Learning Theory and Behavior Modification. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 1101, 1102 2001)

Major theories of learning and their importance for understanding human and nonhuman behavior. Classical and operant conditioning, generalization, discrimination, stimulus control, animal cognition. Behavior modification theories and techniques and their application to clinical populations. Lab projects demonstrate learning and behavior modification theories, concepts, and techniques and illustrate research methods and theory testing. Includes lab.

 

 

Psy 3112s. Cognition. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 2001 1101, Stat 1601 or Stat 2601 or # )

Empirical study of memory, language behaviors, representation of knowledge, judgment, decision making, problem solving, and creative thinking. Includes lab.

 

Psy 3211s. Biological Psychology. (Sci-L; 5 cr; prereq 1101, 1102, 1051or Biol 1101)

Brain organization and function; an emphasis on an understanding of the neural processes that underlie human and nonhuman behavior. Incorporates information from psychology, neuroscience, endocrinology, physiology, chemistry, neurology, and zoology to investigate the physiological basis of behavior. Topics include sensory processes, drugs and addiction, biological rhythms, sexual differentiation, reproduction, methods in neuroscience, neuropsychological disorders, and clinical assessment. Lab projects focus on neuroanatomical organization and function of the brain. (4 hrs lect, 1 hr lab)

 

Psy 3221f. Behavioral Biology of Women. (Sci; 2 cr; not offered 2001-02 offered when feasible)

Exploration of proximate and ultimate influences on female behavior in human and nonhuman species. Sexual differentiation, gender differences in cognition, biological basis of sexual orientation, female sexual selection, and dominance.

 

Psy 3302f. Personality. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 1051 or 1101-1102, Stat 1601 or 2601)

Nature of personality constructs and theories. Conscious vs. nonconscious processes; emotion and motivation; nature and measurement of personal traits; their dimensional structure, stability, development, and heritability.

 

Psy 3313s. Psychopathology. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 3301 or 3311 or 3302, Stat 1601 or 2601)

Psychological disorders and their treatment, including anxiety, personality, affective, schizophrenic, and other recognized disorders of children and adults.

 

Psy 3401f. Developmental Psychology I: Child Psychology. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 1051 or both 1101 and 1102 or #)

Theory, data, and research in development from conception to adolescence. Prenatal and physical development as well as perceptual, cognitive, personality, and social development. Language acquisition and Piaget's theory of cognitive development.

 

Psy 3402s. Developmental Psychology II: Adolescence. (SS; 2 cr; prereq 1051 or 1101-1102 and either 3401 or 1061)

Theory, data, and research in adolescent development with emphasis on physical, cognitive, and social development.

 

PSY 3403sf. Developmental Psychology III: Adulthood, Aging, and Death. (SS; 4.0 cr; prereq 1051 or both 1101 and 1102 or #)

Theory, data, and research concerning the age group from young adulthood to old age. Emphasis on physical, cognitive, and social changes. An overview of current concepts, theories and methods in the study of adult development and aging. The emphasis is on individual physical, cognitive and social-psychological development, but the course also incorporates historical, sociological and anthropological perspectives where appropriate. The course combines chronological and topical approaches, covering the generally-acknowledged phases of adult life (young adulthood, middle age and later life) as well as specific developmental topics, including biological development, cognitive/intellectual development and decline, personality development, relationships, marriage, family, careers, and end-of-life issues.

 

PSY 3501. Social Psychology. (SS; 4.0 cr; prereq 1051 or 1102 or Soc 1101 or #)

Theories and research in the study of interpersonal behavior. Some of the topics covered include: aggression, prejudice, altruism, persuasion, group dynamics and social influence. Role, self, social learning, exchange, person perception, cognitive consistency, and interpersonal transactions.

 

Psy 3511s. Applied Social Psychology. (SS; 2 cr; prereq 3501 or #)

A specific topic among applied social psychology fields (e.g., health psychology, psychology of law, environmental psychology) will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on the use of theories and techniques learned in Psy 3501 for the purpose of understanding social issues and/or affecting change. Topics will be announced prior to registration.

 

Psy 3512s. Group Dynamics. (2 credits, prereq Psy 3501 or Mgmt 3221or Psy/Mgmt 3701)

Same as Mgmt 3512. Uses the behavioral sciences to take an applied and theoretical perspective on group dynamics. Some of the topics covered will include: teams, teams versus groups, group decision-making, group performance, group structure, and group socialization.

 

Psy 3513s. Negotiation. (2 credits, prerequisites Psy 3501or Mgmt 3221or Psy/Mgmt 3701).

Same as Mgmt 3513. Examines the theoretical and applied aspects of negotiation. Some of the topics covered will include: negotiation theory, strategy, skills and tactics, communication processes, and ethics. This course will use negotiation simulations.

 

 

 

Psy 3521. Health Psychology. (SS;4 cr;prereq 1051 or both 1101 and 1102)

Health implications of interactions among behavioral, environmental, and physiological states. Physiological bases of behavior and health; stress and coping; behavioral antecedents of disease; psychoneuroimmunology; disease prevention and health promotion.

 

Psy 3701. Organizational Behavior. (SS; 4 cr; prereq junior or senior status)

Same as Mgmt 3701. Students will learn to understand how organizations function at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Some of the topics covered will include: stress in the workplace, group dynamics, power, leadership and attribution theory.

 

Psy 4101f,s. Helping Relationships. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 3311)

Approaches to counseling and psychotherapy. Theories of helping relationships. Acquisition of helping skills, including attending behavior, reflection of feeling, paraphrasing, confrontation, and summarization. Major humanistic, cognitive, and behavioral approaches. Didactic instruction, observation of counseling and psychotherapeutic techniques, and practical experiences.

 

PSY 4610. Empirical Investigations in Cognitive Psychology I. (SS; 2.0 cr; prereq 2001, and either 3111 or 3112, #; no cr for 4610 until 4710 completed; repeatable)

Empirical investigations by students in any area of cognitive psychology, including sensation and perception, as well as related areas. Includes lab. First half of a series; students must enroll in Psy 4710 to complete the project.

 

PSY 4620. Empirical Investigations in Biological Psychology I. (Sci; 2.0 cr; prereq 2001, 3211, #; no cr for 4620 until 4720 completed; repeatable)

Empirical investigations by students in any area covered by Biological Psychology, as well as related areas. Includes lab. First half of a series; students must enroll in Psy 4720 to complete the project.

 

PSY 4630. Empirical Investigations in Personality, Psychopathology, Psychological Intervention I. (SS; 2.0 cr; prereq 2001, 3302, #; no cr for 4630 until 4730 completed; repeatable)

Empirical investigations in human emotion, motivation, individual differences, psychopathology, and psychological intervention. Includes lab. First half of a series; students must enroll in Psy 4730 to complete the project.

 

PSY 4640. Empirical Investigations in Developmental Psychology I. (SS; 2.0 cr; prereq 2001, an either 3401 or 3402 or 3403, #; no cr for 4640 until 4740 completed; repeatable)

Individual reading and empirical research on any topic. Objective is greater depth than is possible in Psy 3401, 3402, 3403 and demonstration of research competency. Includes lab. First half of a series; students must enroll in Psy 4740 to complete the project.

 

PSY 4650. Empirical Investigations in Social and Organizational Psychology I. (SS; 2.0 cr; prereq 2001 and either 3501 or 3701, and #; no cr for 4650 until 4750 completed; repeatable)

Seminar instruction on topics of student and staff interests. Students will complete an empirical project and paper. Includes lab. First half of a series; students must enroll in Psy 4750 to complete the project.

 

PSY 4660f,s. Empirical Investigations in Health Psychology I. (SS; 2.0 cr; prereq 2001 and either 3501or 3521, #; no cr for 4660 until 4760 completed; repeatable)

Seminar instruction on topics of student and staff interests. Students will complete an empirical project and paper. Includes lab. First half of a series; students must enroll in Psy 4760 to complete the project.

 

Psy 4710f,s. Continuation of Empirical Investigations in Cognitive Psychology. (SS; 2 cr; repeatable; prereq 4610 and #)

Continuation of Psy 4610. Psy 4710 is required for completion of the project. Students will collect and analyze data, as appropriate to the project developed in Psy 4610, and complete an APA-style research report. Includes lab and paper. May be taken concurrently with Psy 4610 with permission. It is expected that most projects will be completed over two semesters, although with instructor permission they may be taken concurrently. It is recommended that students begin the series in the Fall term.

 

Psy 4720f,s. Continuation of Empirical Investigations in Biological Psychology. (Sci; 2 cr; repeatable; prereq 3211, 4620 and #)

Continuation of Psy 4620. Psy 4720 is required for completion of the project. Students will collect and analyze data, as appropriate to the project developed in Psy 4620, and complete an APA-style research report. Includes lab and paper. May be taken concurrently with Psy 4620 with permission. It is expected that most projects will be completed over two semesters, although with instructor permission they may be taken concurrently. It is recommended that students begin the series in the Fall term.

 

Psy 4730f,s. Continuation of Empirical Investigations in Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychological Intervention. (SS; 2 cr; repeatable; prereq 4630 and #)

Continuation of Psy 4630, empirical investigations in human emotion, motivation, individual differences, psychopathology, and psychological intervention. Psy 4730 is required for completion of the project. Students will collect and analyze data, as appropriate to the project developed in Psy 4630, and complete an APA-style research report. Includes lab and paper. May be taken concurrently with Psy 4630 with permission. It is expected that most projects will be completed over two semesters, although with instructor permission they may be taken concurrently. It is recommended that students begin the series in the Fall term.

 

Psy 4740f,s. Continuation of Empirical Investigations in Developmental Psychology. (SS; 2 cr; repeatable; prereq 4640 and #)

Continuation of Psy 4640. Psy 4740 is required for completion of the project. Students will collect and analyze data, as appropriate to the project developed in Psy 4640, and complete an APA-style research report. Includes lab and paper. May be taken concurrently with Psy 4640 with permission. It is expected that most projects will be completed over two semesters, although with instructor permission they may be taken concurrently. It is recommended that students begin the series in the Fall term unless they are planning to work with children or adolescents, in which case the Human Subjects permission process is best begun in Spring term of the academic year before students want to enroll in Psy 4640.

 

Psy 4750f,s. Continuation of Empirical Investigations in Social Psychology. (SS; 2 cr; repeatable; prereq 3501, 4650 and #)

Continuation of Psy 4650. Psy 4750 is required for completion of the project. Students will collect and analyze data, as appropriate to the project developed in Psy 4650, and complete an APA-style research report. Includes lab and paper. May be taken concurrently with Psy 4650 with permission. It is expected that most projects will be completed over two semesters, although with instructor permission they may be taken concurrently. It is recommended that students begin the series in the Fall term.

 

PSY 4760f,s. Empirical Investigations in Health Psychology II . (SS; 2.0 cr; prereq 4660, #)

Continuation of Psy 4660; Psy 4760 is required for completion of the project. Students collect and analyze data, as appropriate to the project developed in Psy 4660, and complete an APA-style research report. Includes lab and paper. Most projects are completed over two semesters, although with instructor permission the two courses may be taken concurrently. It is recommended that students begin the series in the fall term.

 

Psy 4994f,s. Senior Honors Project. (1-5 cr; repeatable; prereq participation in Honors Program, #)

A substantial scholarly or creative work (at the undergraduate level) within the discipline. Successful completion of the senior honors project is one of the requirements for graduating from UMM "with honors."

 

Soc 2101f. Prejudice, Discrimination, and Systems of Oppression. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or Anth 1111)

Patterns of group dominance, exploitation, and hate in the United States and globally. Emphasis on sexism, racism, and homophobia classism with some attention to other systems of oppression such as heterosexism, ageism and ableism.

 

Soc 2300f,s. Variable Topics in Latin American Cultures and Societies. (IP; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes; prereq 1101 or Anth 1111)

Same as Anth 2300. Use of archaeological, historical, and contemporary materials. Topics may include political institutions, media, popular culture, ethnicity, class, ecology, and cultures.

 

Soc 2301f. Social Change and Development in Latin America. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or Anth 1111)

 

Soc 2302s. Women in Latin America. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or Anth 1111)

 

Soc 2451f. 20th and 21st -Century Native Americans. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or Anth 1111)

Same as Anth 2451. The cultures, problems, and resurgence of Native Americans in the 20th and 21st century Centuries. Government policies; education, religion, self-determination, family, gaming, etc.

 

Soc 3111s. Sociology of Modernization. (IP; 4 cr)

Process of modernization in non-Western societies. Social, economic, and political impact of modernization from different theoretical perspectives. Assessment of those theoretical perspectives as a means to understand dynamics of change in Third World countries.

 

Soc 3121f. Sociology of Gender. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or Anth 1111)

Relationships among sex, gender, and society. Gender as a factor in stratification systems, social interaction, and institutions such as the economy, the family, and religion.

 

Soc 3131f. World Population. (Envt; 4 cr; prereq 1101)

Population theory and demographic method. Dynamics of fertility and mortality as the basis of population forecasting and its policy implications. Emphasis on the tie between Third World demographic trends and population issues in the rest of the world.

 

Soc 3141f. Sociology of Deviance. (E/CR; 4 cr; prereq 4 cr in Soc)

Theoretical and empirical issues recurring in the sociological literature on deviant behavior.

 

Soc 3200s. Variable Topics in Social Stratification. (HDiv; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes; prereq 1101 or Anth 1111; offered when feasible)

Hierarchies of power, wealth, and prestige; analysis of various theories of stratification. Class, status, race, minorities (e.g., African Americans, American Indians), caste, and gender evaluated in terms of stratification.

 

Soc 3250f,s. Variable Topics in Social Structure. (See specific topics for general education categories; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes; prereq 1101 or Anth 1111)

In-depth study of one topic in sociology such as African American social institutions, the economic and social elite, bureaucracy, urban communities, social control, population, and demography.

 

Soc 3251f. African Americans. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or Anth 1111)

 

Soc 3252s. Women in Muslim Society. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or Anth 1111)

 

Soc 3300s. Variable Topics in Area Studies. (IP; 4 cr; repeatable when topic changes; prereq 1101 or Anth 1111)

Same as Anth 3300. In-depth study of societies and cultures (values, religions, politics, economic institutions, kinship, family organization) of a particular part of the world, e.g., Africa, India and South Asia, China, Pacific Islands.

 

Soc 3301s. India and South Asia. (IP; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or Anth 1111)

 

Spch 1061f. Interpersonal Communication. (SS; 4 cr; not offered 2002-03)

Study of basic theory and practice of interpersonal communication in a variety of contexts.

 

Spch 1071f. Introduction to Groups: Principles and Practices. (SS; 4 cr)

Group theory and directed practice in a variety of group situations, e.g., panels, symposia, and forums.

 

Spch 3401f. Human Communication Theory. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 2101 or #)

Detailed study of the theoretical tradition of human communication. Focuses on social scientific and humanities theories used to explain social interaction. Provides general foundation on various traditions of inquiry as well as qualitative and quantitative methods.

 

Spch 3411f. Intercultural Communication Theory and Research. (HDiv; 4 cr; prereq 2101 or # )

Study of intercultural communication from an interpersonal and group perspective.

 

Spch 3421s. Organizational Communication Theory and Research. (SS; 4 cr; prereq 2101 or #)

Study of organizational communication, including small group perspectives.

 

WSS 1051f,s. Fitness for Life. (2 cr; S-N only)

Factors associated with a positive lifestyle, assessment of each individual's current wellness status, and development of a personal lifetime program for improving one's quality of life.