Jun 25, 2024  
2015-2016 General Catalog 
    
2015-2016 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Plant Science

  
  • PLS 2221C Plant Propagation (3)


    Sexual And Asexual Reproduction Of Plants, Including Propagation By Seed, Cuttings, And Grafts To Other Structures.

  
  • PLS 3223C Plant Propagation


  
  • PLS 4243C Micropr Higher Plant


  
  • PLS 6628 Eco Dis & Mgt Of Nvasive Plant


    The Course Will Provide Background Knowledge On Ecology Of Invasive Plants Species. Detailed Will Be Presented For Selected Invasive Species That Are Problematic In Different Regions Of The Us Management Strategies Involving Mechanical, Chemical And Biological For These Invasive Species Will Be Discussed. In Additional To Web-based Exams And Chat Room Discussions, Students Will Be Required To Develop A Portfolio Of At Least 15 Invasive Plants In Their Respective States /regions For A Video-conference Discussion With The Rest Of The Class. A Major Outcome Of This Course Will Be That Students Will Develop Skills To Identify And Manage Plants Invasive Species While Understanding The Basic Concepts Of Ecological Restoration Using Native Plant Species


Political Science

  
  • POS 201 Amer National Government


    Emphasizes Constitutional Principles, Civil Liberties, Electoral, Legislative, And Judicial Processes, Bureaucratic Structure, And Fiscal Management.

  
  • POS 1041 Amer Gov : National


  
  • POS 1921 Intro Prof Devel I


  
  • POS 2001 Introduction To Political Science (3)


    Basic concepts, principles, and practices used in political science. Recommended for sophomores majoring in this area.

    Course Attribute: General Education
    Course Attribute Value: Social Science
  
  • POS 2041 American National Government (3)


    Survey Of Government Structure And Functions, Theory, And Practices. Emphasizes Constitutional Principles, Civil Liberties, Electoral, Legislative, And Judicial Processes, Bureaucratic Structure, And Fiscal Management.

    Course Attribute: General Education
    Course Attribute Value: Social Science
  
  • POS 2041E American National Government (3)


    Survey Of Government Structure And Functions, Theory, And Practices. Emphasizes Constitutional Principles, Civil Liberties, Electoral, Legislative, And Judicial Processes, Bureaucratic Structure, And Fiscal Management.

    Course Attribute: General Education
    Course Attribute Value: Social Science
  
  • POS 2112 American State And Local Government (3)


    Prerequisite: POS 2041  Or Consent Of Instructor. Comparison And Analysis Of Government Organizations And Operations, Intergovernmental Relations, Political Participation, Politics, Policies, And Fiscal Management.

    Course Attribute: General Education
    Course Attribute Value: Social Science
  
  • POS 2922 Interm Prof Devel I


  
  • POS 3142 Municipal Government (3)


    Prerequisite: POS 2112 . Survey Of Modern Urban Government; Urban Social And Political Problems, Relations With Other Governmental Units, And Governmental Organization And Operation. Some Field Work Required.

  
  • POS 3163 Local And Community Politics (3)


    Discussion And Analysis Of Methods Of Investigation Used In Local And Community Politics. Problems Of Investigation Include Voting Habits And Methods And Techniques Of Political Action.

  
  • POS 3273 Political Campaigns And Elections (3)


    Survey And Analysis Of American (local, State, And National) Political Campaigns And Elections; Special Attention On Techniques Of Campaigning And Role Of Issues, Images, The Media, And Financing.

  
  • POS 3413 The American Presidency (3)


    Analysis Of Role Of American Presidency In Political Process. Emphasis On Presidency As Institution, On Behavior Patterns, And On Policy Decisions Of American Presidents.

  
  • POS 3443 Organize Function Of Political Parties (3)


    Prerequisite: POS 2041 . Nature, Structure, And Functions Of American Two-party System, Giving Attention To Their Electroal Roles And Importance, Political Leadership, Organization, Nomination, Campaigns, Finance, And Party Programs.

  
  • POS 3603 American Constitutional Law (3)


    Prerequisite: POS 2041 . Development Of Constitution Through Judicial Interpretation And Review. Examines Jurisdiction Of Courts, Impact Of Justices, Relationship Of State And National Government, And Basic Relationship Of Individual To Both Levels Of Government.

  
  • POS 3624 Individual Rights, Civil Liberties, And The Constitution (3)


    Prerequisite: POS 2041 . Cases And Concepts Of Civil Rights And Liberties Are Examined With Respect To Relevant Constitutional Provisions. Special Emphasis On The Role Of The Supreme Court As Determiner Of Public Policy.

  
  • POS 3673 Introduction To Jurisprudence (3)


    Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing. Problems And Concepts Of Legal Philosophy, Emphasizing Relationship Of Legal Ideas To Moral, Political, And Sociological Theories.

  
  • POS 3679 American Mock Trial


  
  • POS 3684 Nature And Functions Of The American Legal System (3)


    Prerequisite: POS 3673  Or Consent Of Instructor. Examination And Evaluation Of Law As One Of The Liberal Arts; Its Nature And Function In Resolving Disputes And Providing Continuity And Consistency To Social Life.

  
  • POS 3691 Contemporary Legal Problems (3)


    Prerequisite: Pos 3682 Or Consent Of Instructor. Analysis Of Selected Contemporary Legal Problems Arising From Criminal Justice, Law And Order, Law Enforcement, And Social And Political Changes.

  
  • POS 3713 Understand Pol Sci Research


  
  • POS 3923 Adv Prof Devel


  
  • POS 4063 Intergovernmental Relations (3)


    Interaction Among Federal, State, And Local Levels Of Government, With Emphasis On Both Policy And Administration.

  
  • POS 4154 Problems Of Urban And Metropolitan Government (3)


    Prerequisite: POS 3142 . Functional, Organizational, And Political Problems Of Urban And Metropolitan Areas; Effective Political Control Within Urban Core; Administrative Responsiveness And Accountability; Politics Of Conflict And Accommodation. Some Field Work Required.

  
  • POS 4204 Research Seminar In Political Behavior


  
  • POS 4207 Research Seminar In Political Behavior (4)


    Prerequisite: POS 3163  Or POS 4703 . Formation And Expression Of Political Attitudes; Emphasis On Research Techniques As They Relate To Political Participation And Influence, Political Socialization, Conflict, Recruitment, Leadership, Etc.

  
  • POS 4424 Legislative And Legislation (3)


    Examination Of Nature, Character, And Procedures Of Legislative Bodies. Theories And Problems Of Representation Are Studied, As Well As Relationship Between Different Branches Of Government.

  
  • POS 4474 Public Administration And Social Change (3)


    Prerequisite: PAD 3003 . Impact And Influence Of Social Change On Administrative Process At Various Levels Of Government; The Administrator As An Agent Of Organizational Change And Its Consequences. Cases Analyzed.

  
  • POS 4606 Supreme Court Am Politics


  
  • POS 4678 Advanced Mock Trial


  
  • POS 4694 Equal Opportunity Law (3)


    An In-depth Study Of Employment And Antidiscrimination Laws Directed At Protecting And Preserving The Employment And Entrepreneur Rights Of Minorities And Females.

  
  • POS 4695 Law And The Consumer (3)


    A Study And Analyzation Of Those State, Local, And Federal Laws And Policies Directed At Protecting The Consumer.

  
  • POS 4696 Legal Problem Of Poor (3)


    This Course Examines The Legal System Which Tends To Have A Negative Impact On The Poor And Less Affluent Segment Of Our Population. The Course Introduces Theory Of Justice And Analyzes The Distributive Nature Of Public Policy In Liberal Democracy.

  
  • POS 4697 Environmental Law (3)


    This Course Examines The Legal Framework That Relates To The Protection Of The Quality Of The Environment In Terms Of Adequate Protection Of Air And Water Quality, The Management Of Hazardous Waste Materials And The Impact Of Land Use. The Policies And Regulatory Roles Of Local, State And Federal Government Will Form Much Of The Course.

  
  • POS 4703 Scope And Methods Of Political Science (3)


    Prerequisite: Junior Or Senior Standing. An Inquiry Into The Nature And Objectives Of Political Science And The Extent To Which The Scientific Method Is Appropriate For The Study Of The Political Phenomenon; Methods Of Political Inquiry.

  
  • POS 4715 Politics & Theory Of Games


    This Course Aims To Give Students An Entry-level Understanding Of The Basic Concepts Of Game Theory , And How These Concepts Have Been Applied To The Study Of Political Phenomena. We Will Identify And Discuss Various Theories Of Individual And Group Decision Making Related To Various Topics Such As The Arms Race, Legislative Politics, Voting/elections, And Terrorism.

  
  • POS 4784 Analytic Writing In Polit Sci


    This Course Introduces The Students To The Fundamentals Of Effective Analytic Writing, Research, And Presentation Techniques. Emphasis Is Placed On The Various Of Analytic Writing, Briefing Styles, Evaluations, And Analytical Techniques. The Courses Strengthens Effective Writing Skills For The Discipline

  
  • POS 4900 Readings In Political Science (3)


    Restricted To Junior And Senior Majors. Can Be Repeated Once. Directed Reading Of Selected Topics In Different Areas Of Political Science And Public Management (administration), With Required Consultation And Papers.

  
  • POS 4905 Directed Individual Study (var. 3-6)


    Prerequisite: Senior Standing. Undergraduate Senior Student, With Advisor’s Recommendation, Pursues, Through Supervised, Independent Study, Courses In Area When Specified Courses Are Not Offered Or Available For Student During Academic Period.

  
  • POS 4910 Senior Research Seminar (3)


  
  • POS 4923 Prof Dev & Verb Reas


  
  • POS 4924 Senior Sem Pro Dev I


  
  • POS 4936 Seminar In Political Science (3)


    Prerequisite: Senior Standing. Various Approaches To The Study Of Politics, Emphasizing The Major Themes And Concepts, As Well As The Strength And Weaknesses, Of Each Approach In Comparison With The Others.

  
  • POS 5117 Problems In State And Local Government (3)


    Identification And Analysis Of The Basic Problems Of State And Local Government. Major Emphasis On The Current Problems Of Functional Significance.

  
  • POS 5117E Problems In State And Local Government (3)


    Identification And Analysis Of The Basic Problems Of State And Local Government. Major Emphasis On The Current Problems Of Functional Significance

  
  • POS 5208 Psychology Of Political Behavior (3)


    Prerequisite: Role Of Psychological Constructs And Theories In Political Explanation Analysis Of Research, With Such Topics As The Effects Of Psychological Factors On Attitudes, Efficacy, Leadership, Loyalty, Participation, Political Change, And Policy Issues.

  
  • POS 5277 Elect & Pol Particip


  
  • POS 5736 Research Design


    Acquaints Students With The Basic Processes Involved In The Conduct Of Research. Students Are Expected To Apply These Processes In The Examination Of A Research Problem Of Their Own Design.

  
  • POS 5905 Directed Individual Study


    Individual Study By Students Under The Direction Of A Faculty Member. Topics Vary And Are Usually Selected On An Individual Basis And Hours Vary

  
  • POS 5932 Sel Top In Pol Scien


  
  • POS 5942 Public Affairs Internship (3-12)


    Placement In Public Agencies Or Other Public Affairs Oriented Organizations. Objectives Are To Provide Hands On Close Up Experience In Administrative Work And An Opportunity To Blend Theory With Practice. Periodic Seminars And Papers Reflecting Internship Experience Required.

  
  • POS 6247 Seminar In Political Socialization (3)


    Analysis And Investigation Of Acquisition Of Political Orientations, As Well As Effectuation Process Under Different Cultural Conditions; Attention Given To Related Design And Contemporary Findings.

  
  • POS 6247E Seminar In Political Socialization (3)


    Analysis And Investigation Of Acquisition Of Political Orientations, As Well As Effectuation Process Under Different Cultural Conditions; Attention Given To Related Design And Contemporary Findings.

  
  • POS 6427 Seminar In Legislatures And Legislation (3)


    Analysis Of Recent Research In The Legislative Process, Involving Both Substantive And Methodological Aspects, As Well As Readings And Research Reports, On Selected Problems Of The Legislative Process And Legislative Behavior.

  
  • POS 6427E Seminar In Legislatures And Legislation (3)


    Analysis Of Recent Research In The Legislative Process, Involving Both Substantive And Methodological Aspects, As Well As Readings And Research Reports, On Selected Problems Of The Legislative Process And Legislative Behavior.

  
  • POS 6904 Readings In Political Science


  
  • POS 6918 Internship And Internship Paper (6)


    Supervised Field Work And Comprehensive Analysis Of Agency Experience Or Research Project In Political Science.

  
  • POS 6947 Internship/paper


  
  • POS 6971 Thesis (6)


    Graduate Students In Political Science/public Management Department Who Elect To Write Thesis For Masters Of Applied Social Sciences Should Enroll In This Course While Writing That Thesis.


Political Theory

  
  • POT 4004 History Of Political Theory (3)


    Prerequisite: POS 2001 . Survey Of Major Political Thinkers From Plato To Present. Emphasis On Just Political Order, As Well As Ideas Of Authority And Freedom, Civic Responsibility, And Duty.

  
  • POT 4064 Contemporary Political Ideologies (3)


    Major Political Ideas Of Our Times: Liberalism And Democracy, Socialism And Communism, Fascism, And Authoritarianism.

  
  • POT 4204 American Political Thought (3)


    Prerequisite: POS 2041 , POT 4064 . Major Thinkers And Movements From Colonial Period To Present. Analysis Of Ideas And Concepts Which Underlie Development Of The American System Of Government.

  
  • POT 4324 Psychology Of Political Terror


    This Course Examines The Causes, Motivations, And Determinants Of Terrorist Behavior, Based On A Comprehensive Review Of The Scientific And Professional Literature

  
  • POT 4343 Contemporary Black Political Thought (3)


    An Analysis Of Contemporary Political Thinking That Has Informed The Actions And Initiatives Of African-americans In The Political Arena. Conceptualizations In The Area Of Political Economy, Religion, And Culture That Relate To Political Life Will Also Be Examined.


Psychobiology

  
  • PSB 2000 Psychobiology


  
  • PSB 3033C Psychobiology (4)


    Theories, Data, And Techniques Oriented Toward Investigation Of The Way In Which Processes In The Central Nervous System Are Related To Behavioral States. (lecture, Discussion And Demonstrations)

  
  • PSB 4731 Biopsych Of Sex Beha



Psychology

  
  • DEP 2004 Human Growth And Development (3)


    Changes In Human Behavior From Conception To Death. Also Called Lifespan Psychology, This Course Examines The Social, Cognitive, Linguistic And Biophysical Alternations Experienced By Human Beings Across The Life Cycle. Theoretical And Empirical Issues Emanating From Areas Such As Mate Selection, Child Socialization, Family Dynamics, Parenting And Aging Are Discussed.

  
  • DEP 2401 Psychology Of Adulthood And Aging


    This Is A Course Derived From Appropriate Test Scores (i.e. Dantes) Approved By The Articulation Coordinating Committee Credit-by-exam Equivalents

  
  • DEP 3004 Human Gwth Develop


  
  • DEP 3103 Child Psy


  
  • DEP 4202 Psy Except Children


  
  • DEP 6047 Dev Of Ethnic & Diverse Childr


    Examines The Social Cultural And Historical Context Of Child Psychiatry In America And A Discussion Of The Changing Complexion Of Children In America. Emphasis Is On Transcultural Child Development Helps Mental Health Professionals Understand The Biological, Psychological, Social And Cultural Factors That Influence The Development Of Children From Other Cultures. Students Will Learn How Mental And Emotional Disorders Are Expressed Amoung Children From Different Cultural Backgrounds And How They Can Best Be Treated.

  
  • DEP 6056 Developmental Psychology (3)


    Traditional And Multicultural Theories Of Human Psychological Development And Related Research Will Be Treated, As Well As Current Issues And Developments In The Field. (lecture)

  
  • DEP 6105 Adv Child Dev


    This Course Will Provide An Overview Of The Psychological Development Of Children From Birth Through Adolescence Using A Multicultural, Ecological Perspective. We Will Explore The Typical Milestones In Children’s Growth And Development As Well As Factors (both Biological And Environmental) That Alter Expected Patterns And/or Contribute To Maladaptive Outcomes. Special Attention Will Be Given To How Recent Changes In Our Society (e.g. An Increase In Single Parent Families, Greater Numbers Of Working Mothers) Impact Children’s Development. Additionally, Issues And Problems Relevant To The Study And Practice Of School Psychology Will Be Highlighted

  
  • EAB 3702 Applied Behavior Analysis (3)


    Introduction To Principles Of Behavior; Application Of Systematic Knowledge And Laboratory Know-how To Analysis And Interpretation Of Individual Human Conduct In Clinic, Classroom And Everyday Behavior. (lecture, Discussion And Demonstrations)

  
  • EAB 3703 Appld Behvr Analysis


  
  • EAB 4734 Behavioral Medicine (health Psychology) (3)


    This Course Is Designed As A Survey Of The Topics In Health Psychology, Behavioral Medicine, And Behavioral Health. Health Psychology Is The Scientific Study Of Behavior That Is Related To Health Enhancement, Disease Prevention, And Rehabilitation. Behavioral Health Includes A Wide Variety Of Research And Interventions That Explore Ways To Keep Healthy People From Getting Sick. The Course Will Focus On The Role Of Behavioral Factors In Health And Wellness, And How Behavioral Factors Can Be Used In Prevention And Rehabilitation. Stress And Life Style Factors, Such As Diet, Exercise, Alcohol, And Drugs, In Health And Wellness Will Also Be Examined.

  
  • EAB 6766 Advanced Behavior Modification (3)


    Specific Behavior Change Programs Directed Toward School And Community. Emphasis On Community Control Of Behavior And Changing The Community As A Means Of Changing Behavior. Multicultural Issues And Application Will Also Be Considered. (lecture, Classroom And Laboratory Demonstration)

  
  • PSY 2012 Introduction To Psychology (3)


    Psychology as a science with emphasis on such behavioral phenomena as learning, motivation, sensation, perception, cognition, personality, personality adjustment, and assessment techniques. (Lecture, discussion and demonstrations)

    Course Attribute: General Education
    Course Attribute Value: Social Science
  
  • PSY 2012E Introduction To Psychology (3)


    Psychology As A Science With Emphasis On Such Behavioral Phenomena As Learning, Motivation, Sensation, Perception, Cognition, Personality, Personality Adjustment, And Assessment Techniques. (lecture, Discussion And Demonstrations)

    Course Attribute: General Education
    Course Attribute Value: Social Science
  
  • PSY 2012HB Introduction To Psychology (3)


    Psychology As A Science With Emphasis On Such Behavioral Phenomena As Learning, Motivation, Sensation, Perception, Cognition, Personality, Personality Adjustment, And Assessment Techniques. (lecture, Discussion And Demonstrations)

    Course Attribute: General Education
    Course Attribute Value: Social Science
  
  • PSY 3204 Psychological Statistics (3)


    Measures Of Central Tendency, Dispersion, Standard Scores, Correlation, Confidence Intervals, And Hypothesis Testing. (lecture And Discussion)

  
  • PSY 3209 Adv Psy Statistics


  
  • PSY 3213 Research Design Meth


  
  • PSY 3213 Research Methd W Lab


  
  • PSY 3923 Curt Topics In Psych


  
  • PSY 4025 Sen Seminar Psy Majo


  
  • PSY 4244 Psychological Measurement


    Techniques Of Standardization, Administration, And Evaluation Of Mental Tests; Representative Examples Of Various Types Of Measures Of Aptitude, Achievement, Interest And Personality. Emphasis On Application To Multicultural Populations

  
  • PSY 4302C Psychological Measurement (4)


    Techniques Of Standardization, Administration, And Evaluation Of Mental Tests; Representative Examples Of Various Types Of Measures Of Aptitude, Achievement, Interest, And Personality. Emphasis On Application To Multicultural Populations. (lecture And Discussion)

  
  • PSY 4604 History And Systems (3)


    Historical Approach To Presenting The Development Of Psychology As A Science, Along With Its Defunct And Contemporary Systems. (lecture & Discussion)

  
  • PSY 4904 Honors Seminar


  
  • PSY 4906 Directed Indiv Study


  
  • PSY 4920 Memory


  
  • PSY 4930 Applied Computing


  
  • PSY 5605 History And Systems


  
  • PSY 6064 Proseminar In Advanced General Psychology (3)


    Intensive Focus On Three Major Substantive Areas Of Psychology: History And Systems, Learning And Cognition, And Perception And Sensation. Emphasis On Multicultural Contributions And Models, Contemporary Issues And Research. (lecture)

 

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