Jan 26, 2023  
2019-20 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-20 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 

Science

  
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    SCI 0120 - Concepts in Science


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    Description: Basic principles of science intended to stimulate an academic interest in science, increase powers of observation and enrich cultural appreciation of science. Course subject matter will concentrate on the biological or physical sciences.

    Credit Hours: 1-5
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    Note: High school deficiency in science may be satisfied by the successful completion of this course. (No college credit)
  
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    SCI 1111 - General Physical Science Lab#


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    Description: This laboratory course focuses on the processes of scientific investigations and the nature of scientific explanations in the Physical Sciences.  This course taken with SCI 1113 satisfies the general education requirement in the Physical Sciences, including the laboratory requirement.  Students cannot receive credit for SCI 1114 and SCI 1111.  Two hours of lab per week. No major or minor credit.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SCI 1113 General Physical Science Lecture or concurrent enrollment.
  
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    SCI 1113 - General Physical Science Lecture#


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    Description: An introductory course concerned with fundamental physical science principles, including force and motion, energy, the structure of matter, chemical and physical properties of matter, astronomy, and earth processes.  This course satisfies the general education requirement in Physical Sciences, except for the laboratory requirement.  General education requirements include one laboratory course in either Physical or Biological Sciences.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: No major or minor credit. Students cannot receive credit for SCI 1113 and SCI 1114. Three hours of lecture per week.
  
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    SCI 1114 - General Physical Science #


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    Description: An introductory course concerned with fundamental physical science principles, including force and motion, energy, the structure of matter, chemical and physical properties of matter, astronomy, and earth processes.  The laboratory component focuses on the processes of scientific investigations and the nature of scientific explanations in the Physical Sciences.  This course satisfies the general education requirement in Physical Sciences, including the lab requirement.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours:

    Note: No major or minor credit. Student cannot receive credit for SCI 1114 and SCI 1113 or SCI 1111. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week.
  
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    SCI 1314 - Astronomy #


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    Description: Topics include theories of the formation of the planets, stellar evolution, and cosmology. Laboratory work is a major part of the course and includes various aspects of practical Astronomy such as the locations of the constellations and the use of a telescope.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours:

  
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    SCI 3113 - Science & Medical Terminology #


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    Description: Greek and Latin used in the scientific vocabulary with emphasis on terminology used in allied health and medical fields.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Note: No major or minor credit in Biology.
  
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    SCI 4110 - Special Topics in Science #


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    Description: Selected studies in Science.

    Credit Hours: 1-6
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    Note: Any combination of courses in this series may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of six credit hours.
  
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    SCI 4124 - Earth Science #


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    Description: A survey of basic concepts in geology, astronomy, and meteorology. Where appropriate, emphasis will be made of contemporary environmental and societal concerns in these three areas. Laboratory includes mineral and rock identification, astronomical observation techniques, and the use of weather instruments in forecasting.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours:

    Co-requisite: SCI 4124L Earth Science Lab.
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above.
  
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    SCI 4214 - Science in the Elementary School


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    Description: Further treatment of fundamentals concepts in life science, physical science and earth space science designed for the elementary teacher. Concepts are taught through lecture, discussion, and laboratory experiences, including inquiry. 

    Credit Hours: 4
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    Prerequisite: SCI 1114 General Physical Science (or SCI 1113/1111 General Physical Science Lecture and Lab), and BIOL 1114 General Biological Science (or BIOL 1113/1111 General Biological Science Lecture and Lab).
    Restrictions: Admission to Teacher Education.
    Note: This course may not be used for Secondary Science Certification.
  
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    SCI 4343 - History of Science I#


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    Description: A survey of Western man’s efforts to understand the natural world, from earliest historical times to the 17th Century.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Note: May count as credit in science majors.
  
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    SCI 4413 - History of Science II #


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    Description: The historical and intellectual development of modern science.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Note: May count as credit in science majors.
  
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    SCI 4513 - Methods in Teaching Secondary Science


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    Description: This course focuses on methods of teaching middle school and high school science including planning for instruction, teaching strategies, inquiry-based instruction, assessment, reflective practice, and laboratory management and safety. Field experiences in a middle school or high school classroom are embedded in the curriculum.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Co-requisite: EDUC 4032 Pre-Internship II.
    Note: This course is required of Science Education majors.
  
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    SCI 4613 - Inquiry-Based Science for the Elementary Teacher


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    Description: Further treatment of biological and physical sciences designed for the elementary teacher.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: SCI 1114 General Physical Science (or SCI 1113/1111 General Physical Science Lecture and Lab), and BIOL 1114 General Biological Science (or BIOL 1113/1111 General Biological Science and Lab).
    Restrictions: Junior standing or above.
    Note: Content will be taught through inquiry, lecture, discussion, and laboratory experiences.
  
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    SCI 5511 - Research Seminar


    CIP Code: 400101

    Description: This course is required for all graduate students.  Students  present their research progresses or scientific papers that are related to their research field.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Must be admitted to the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree Program. Credit may not be earned toward the bachelor’s degree for both CHEM 4911 Chemistry Seminar I and SCI 5511 Research Seminar.
    Note: UC
  
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    SCI 5530 - Research in the Natural Sciences


    CIP Code: 301801

    Description: Graduate research for the Master’s Thesis.  May be repeated, but no more than 6 credit hours may be counted toward the 36 credit hour requirement for the MS degree.

    Credit Hours: 1-6
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    Restrictions: Must be admitted to the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree Program. Credit may not be earned toward the bachelor’s degree for both CHEM 4412 Research in Chemistry I and SCI 5530 Research in the Natural Sciences.
    Note: UC.

Social Studies

  
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    SOSC 2350 - Studies in the Social Sciences #


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    Description: Designed to explore topics and issues of relevance to the Social Sciences that are not normally covered in traditional courses. 

    Credit Hours: 1-3
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    Note: Any combination of courses in this series may be taken with different topics for a maximum of three credit hours. Graded pass/fail. Not for major credit.
  
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    SOSC 4023 - Social Studies Methods for Secondary Teachers


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    Description: Restricted to students seeking certification in secondary social studies. An examination of the methods, materials, and concepts currently used in secondary social studies teaching.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    SOSC 4050 - Field Study in Social Science


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    Description: Field studies in Social Science, using appropriate field methods.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
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    Note: Not accepted for minor credit. Note: Travel fee for this course is established by the tour service. Graded pass/fail.
  
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    SOSC 4951 - Senior Seminar


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    Description: A comprehensive review of significant events, developments, and movements in American, world, and Oklahoma history, political science, geography, and economics to prepare teacher education candidates for the Oklahoma Teacher Competency Tests.

    Credit Hours: 1
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    Restrictions: Restricted to Social Studies Education majors who plan to enroll in their final intern experience the next semester.

Social Work

  
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    SOWK 2013 - Introduction to Social Work


    CIP Code: 440701

    Description: This course introduces the development of the profession of social work. Within this context, a historical perspective of the development of the American social welfare system and the purpose and function of major social service programs is examined. The primary focus of the course is on the history, values, ethics, roles, and methods of the social work profession, including an awareness of diverse populations.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    SOWK 3013 - Interviewing Skills for Generalist Practice


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    Description: This is a practice skill course for majors designed to acquaint students with the basic tool (interviewing) of general social work practice, with an emphasis upon self-awareness, communication with diverse populations, and skill development in engaging and assessing client systems through the interview process.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Social Work and Pre-Social work majors.
  
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    SOWK 3023 - Family Social Work


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    Description: This course presents a broad overview of conducting generalist social work practice with families and introduces students to phases of practice, family systems, assessments, and interventions.  The course further emphasizes student development of knowledge, values and skills in micro, mezzo and macro levels, as well as, awareness of the NASW Code of Ethics.  The course also includes developing an awareness of diverse populations.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    SOWK 3401 - Honors Research I


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    Description: Topic identification and literature review for scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
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    SOWK 3402 - Honors Research II


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    Description: Research and development of scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SOWK 3401 Honors Research I.
    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
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    SOWK 4003 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment I #


    CIP Code: 440701

    Description: Students will learn an ecological model of human behavior as applied throughout the life cycle.  Students will critically examine various theories of causation as they relate to functional and dysfunctional behaviors, and examine the impact of social stratification, especially by class, race, or sex on human behavior.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: SOWK 2013 Intro to Social Work and General or Human Biology (BIOL 1013/1011 Intro Biology I + Lab or BIOL 1023/1021 Intro Biology II + Lab or BIOL 1113/1111 Gen Biological Sci Lecture + Lab or BIOL 1114 Gen Biol Sci (includes lab) or BIOL 2154 Human Anatomy (includes lab). Concurrent enrollment in Biology is allowed.
    Restrictions: Social Work and Pre-Social work majors.
  
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    SOWK 4013 - Practice I


    CIP Code: 440701

    Description: Utilizing a systems approach to problem-solving, the student will learn the generalist orientation in social work practice and develop a beginning level of competence in social work modes of intervention with individuals and families.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: SOWK 4003 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I.
    Restrictions: Social Work majors.
  
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    SOWK 4043 - Special Topics


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    Description: Designed to explore social work and social welfare issues in greater depth, in a formal academic setting, than is possible in other structured courses offered in social work.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: AIS 4043.
    Note: May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of nine credit hours. Credit cannot be earned for the same topic in both AIS 4043 and SOWK 4043.
  
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    SOWK 4113 - Chemical Dependency


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    Description: The course focuses on the twelve core functions of a substance abuse counselor and the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of a professional social worker in the substance abuse field.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    SOWK 4123 - Domestic Violence


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    Description: Students examine the definitions and scope of family violence in today’s society including prevalence, etiology, myths, and dynamics of child physical abuse, incest, rape, sibling violence, intimate partner violence (IPV), and elder abuse and neglect.  The course includes a review of the issues, policies, programs, and services aimed at remedying and eliminating violence in the home.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    SOWK 4133 - Human Rights


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    Description: This course examines how the ideas and issues of human rights can assist in the development of economic and social justice, and serve as a strategy for social change.  The document, Universal Declaration of Human rights and other documents such as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will also be discussed.  The current state of international human rights law is viewed as a social construct and a motivator to move people to action for the fulfillment of well-being and multiple human needs of global citizens. To facilitate critical inquiry, multiple teaching methods are used.  Elements of general social work practice, the NASW Code of Ethics and relevant theories, such as, social systems theory are included.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    SOWK 4143 - Sexism & Violence Against Women


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    Description: The course defines sexism and the roots of sexism.  It also presents an overview of the continuum of violence against women, both nationally and globally, including women’s institutional status, psychological wounding, gendered communication, economic assults, controlling women’s bodies, pornography and prostitution, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, female genital mutilation, dowry payments, religious abuse, foot-binding, and other topics.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    SOWK 4163 - Trauma Informed Care


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    Description: Students explore the role of social workers, assisting clients who have experienced trauma and gain an understanding of how trauma informed practices influence outcomes in child welfare settings. Students learn the key component of trauma, PTSD, secondary trauma, and the impact of trauma on children and families.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    SOWK 4313 - Social Work Research


    CIP Code: 440701

    Description: An introduction to the rationale and use of social research methods. Course utilizes the techniques of problem formulation, data collection, and data analysis in survey, experimental, evaluative, field research, and the single subject design. Examines the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics as it relates to research.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    Prerequisite: SOWK 4013 Practice I.
    Restrictions: Social Work majors.
    Cross-listed: SOC 4313.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both SOWK 4313 and SOC 4313.
  
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    SOWK 4401 - Honors Research IV


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    Description: All enrolled students will present their scholarly activity.  All other students are expected to attend.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SOWK 4402 Honors Research III.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
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    SOWK 4402 - Honors Research III


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    Description: Completion of honors thesis, artistic composition or other scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 2
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    Prerequisite: SOWK 3402 Honors Research II.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
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    SOWK 4513 - Child Maltreatment


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    Description: This course focuses on the theoretical, methodological, and controversial issues related to the study of child maltreatment.  History, definitions, and laws associated with child maltreatment are presented.  It examines the dynamics, indicators, and consequences of the various types of maltreatment.  The course considers the key issues in responding to child maltreatment and how professionals can advance the field of maltreatment and what they can do to help prevent the abuse and neglect of children.  Oklahoma’s Child Welfare Practice Model, laws, and definitions will be a micro focus of the course.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    SOWK 4523 - Child Welfare


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    Description: This course examines the development and scope of family and child welfare services, with emphasis on the child’s role in a family system.  The impact of institutional and societal forces on family systems, and the role of social workers in this interaction are explored, particularly as they affect outcomes for children.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    SOWK 4533 - Youth Offenders


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    Description: This course is designed to explore various factors affecting the juvenile population that are involved with the legal system emphasizing the relationship between mental health issues and delinquent behaviors, examining external influences that predispose youth to becoming involved in the legal system and exploring ethical issues related to working with juveniles.  Throughout this course the importance and effectiveness of prevention, intervention and treatment will be addressed in relationship to the role of a social worker.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    SOWK 4543 - Social Work with Adolescents


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    Description: Students learn about the issues surrounding social and behavioral development of adolescents across diverse cultures.  They will also apply previously learned biological and physiological aspects of adolescent growth, challenges, and trends to current issues.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    SOWK 4613 - Human Diversity and Social Work #


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    Description: Critically examines theoretical frameworks, empirical findings, and problem-solving strategies and their effectiveness in providing social services to culturally-diverse populations. Effects of color or gender-based discrimination are analyzed in the stress-framework, with a focus on the strengths and resources developed within the minority experience.

    Credit Hours: 3
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    SOWK 4623 - Social Work with the Elderly #


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    Description: Develops a social systems perspective for working with the elderly. Examines intervention strategies for working with both individuals and institutions or organizations, and examines issues and policies that enhance or impede social and economic justice of the elderly.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    SOWK 4633 - Family and Child Welfare Services


    CIP Code: 440701

    Description: Examines the development and scope of family and child welfare services, with emphasis on the child’s role in a family system. The impact of institutional and societal forces on family systems, and the role of social workers in this interaction are explored, particularly as they affect outcomes for children.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    SOWK 4643 - Case Management


    CIP Code: 440701

    Description: An introduction to the practice of case management as a social work method of providing services whereby a professional social worker assesses the needs of the client and the client’s family, when appropriate, and arranges, coordinates, monitors, evaluates, and advocates for the package of multiple services to meet the specific client’s complex needs.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    SOWK 4673 - Practice II


    CIP Code: 440701

    Description: A continuation of Social Work Practice I, this course emphasizes social work interventions with groups. Course develops additional knowledge, values, and skills for generalist social work practice with diverse populations. Theories are linked to practice interventions.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SOWK 4013 Practice I.
    Restrictions: Social Work majors.
  
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    SOWK 4733 - Practice III


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    Description: This course introduces students to a theoretical framework for analyzing programs and organizations utilizing knowledge, values, and skills of generalist social work practice. Concentration will be on social work practice occurring with programs, communities, and organizations.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Social Work majors.
  
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    SOWK 4741 - Independent Study


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    Description: Contracted independent study for topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or field projects.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Social Work major or Social Welfare minor and instructor permission.
    Note: May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of three credit hours.
  
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    SOWK 4751 - Workshop


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    Description: An opportunity to study in depth an issue in Social Work of current significance, either in seminar or field trip situations. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of six credit hours.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: AIS 4751.
    Note: May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of six credit hours. Credit cannot be earned for the same topic in both AIS 4751 and SOWK 4751.
  
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    SOWK 4863 - Social Policy #


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    Description: Introduces the student to social welfare policy issues with emphasis in the areas of health and mental health, families and children, and economic security. It provides a beginning knowledge base for professional practice roles in the analysis, formulation, and implementation of policy, and emphasizes the need for social reform through policy advocacy.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    SOWK 4873 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment II #


    CIP Code: 440701

    Description: A study of the social systems’ theoretical model and knowledge of human bio-psycho-social development of persons in the environment. Includes other theories and knowledge about social systems in which individuals live (families, groups, organizations, communities and institutions). Application of critical thinking enhances an understanding of the interactions between human behavior in relation to social, cultural, and economic forces.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SOWK 4003 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I.
    Restrictions: Social Work majors.
  
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    SOWK 4962 - Senior Seminar


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    Description: A capstone course that enables students to integrate that which they have learned in the social work curriculum and evaluate their preparation for engaging in entry level generalist social work practice in multicultural environments.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SOWK 4984 Social Work Practicum I & Seminar.
    Restrictions: Social Work majors with senior standing.
  
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    SOWK 4984 - Social Work Practicum I & Seminar


    CIP Code: 440701

    Description: Designed to integrate theoretical concepts with applied learning experience in an approved human services agency. Students complete a minimum of 220 hours in the agency, and concurrently attend a weekly seminar on campus that is intended to integrate the knowledge, values and skills of generalist social work practice.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SOWK 4013 Practice I.
    Restrictions: Social Work majors with senior standing and instructor permission.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both SOWK 4984 or 4994 and SOC 4993. Graded as Pass/Fail.
  
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    SOWK 4994 - Social Work Practicum II & Seminar


    CIP Code: 440701

    Description: Builds upon Practicum I to complete the applied learning experience necessary for entry level competency in generalist social work practice. Course is designed to integrate theoretical concepts with applied learning experience in an approved human service agency. Students complete a minimum of 220 hours in the agency and concurrently attend a weekly seminar on campus that is intended to integrate knowledge, values and skills of generalist social work practice.

    Credit Hours: 4
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SOWK 4984 Social Work Practicum I & Seminar.
    Restrictions: Social Work major with senior standing and instructor permission.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both SOWK 4984 or SOWK 4994 and SOC 4993. Graded as Pass/Fail.

Sociology

  
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    SOC 1113 - Introduction to Sociology #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Analysis and description of society, culture, the socialization process, social institutions, and social change; consideration of basic sociological theory.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    SOC 2023 - Social Problems #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Analysis of some of the more important current social problems and their interrelationships.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    SOC 2901 - Study Abroad #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Study abroad students will experience other countries and cultures, and will learn about those countries’ governments, economies, histories, and traditions.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Sophomore standing or above.
    Note: Study abroad may be repeated for a maximum of three credit hours.
  
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    SOC 3123 - Cultural Anthropology #


    CIP Code: 450201

    Description: An introduction to the major theories and methods in cultural anthropology. An emphasis on non-Western cultures, in particular, American Indian cultures, is provided in a framework enabling students to compare cross-cultural phenomena to Western society. Topics include: an introduction to ethnography and fieldwork; language systems; subsistence and economic systems; marriage and the family; organization; religion and magic; applied and medical anthropology; culture change; anthropology in the modern world.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: AIS 3123, ANTH 3123.
    Note: Credit can only be earned in one of the following: AIS 3123, ANTH 3123, SOC 3123.
  
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    SOC 3213 - Juvenile Delinquency #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Systematic examination of the basic nature of juvenile delinquency Emphasis placed on the legal and social foundations, extent, courts, theories of causation, and effects of prevention.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    SOC 3223 - Racial and Cultural Minorities #


    CIP Code: 450201

    Description: Course provides exposure to the cultural, racial, and religious diversity of the United States. Theories of race are examined. Also explored is American racial diversity based on the interface of land, labor, and capital in conjunction with the different racial, ethnic, and religious groups.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: ANTH 3223.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both ANTH 3223 and SOC 3223.
  
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    SOC 3233 - Sociology of Deviant Behavior #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: An examination of the factors and conditions which underlie disagreement about fundamental values; their relation to personal and social maladjustment; evaluation of various theories of deviant behavior.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SOC 1113 Introduction to Sociology.
  
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    SOC 3243 - Family Sociology #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Analysis of the family as a social institution; concentration on the structure and function of the American family.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    SOC 3323 - Social Statistics #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Presentation and application of descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used in sociology, social work, and gerontology. Table and chart construction, measures of central tendency and dispersion, correlational analysis and hypothesis testing are covered. Specific applications for survey research are emphasized.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: MATH 1473 Applied Mathematics, MATH 1513 College Algebra, or a Math ACT score of 23 or higher.
  
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    SOC 3343 - Corrections #


    CIP Code: 430102

    Description: A survey of historical and modern corrections. Topics include correctional issues, ideologies, theories, and applications concerning offenders.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: CR J 3343.
    Note: Field trips. Credit cannot be earned in both CR J 3343 and SOC 3343.
  
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    SOC 3401 - Honors Research I


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Topic identification and literature review for scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
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    SOC 3402 - Honors Research II


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Research and development of scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SOC 3401 Honors Research I.
    Restrictions: Honors student with junior standing or above.
  
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    SOC 3413 - Rural Sociology #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Analysis of the social and technological changes taking place in the rural segment of society and the impact of these changes on the total society.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    SOC 3453 - Ethnology of the American Indian #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Course provides exposure to the cultural and linguistic diversity of Native North America, focusing on the ten culture areas of North America, and the similarities and differences of the American Indian peoples who continue to live in these areas. Emphasis is placed on modes of subsistence, kinship, and belief systems of the inhabitants of each culture area.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: AIS 3453, ANTH 3453.
    Note: Credit can only be earned in one of the following: AIS 3453, ANTH 3453, SOC 3453.
  
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    SOC 3463 - Language and Culture #


    CIP Code: 450201

    Description: Introduction to the cross-cultural study of language and communication from an anthropological perspective. Course will focus upon language as a human attribute, human communication as a part of culture, and the linguistic diversity of our contemporary world. Emphasis is placed on linguistic and ethnic diversity in contemporary American society.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: ANTH 3463.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both SOC 3463 and ANTH 3463.
  
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    SOC 3813 - Sociology of Aging #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: A comprehensive study of aging in society, including discussions of biology, psychology, and economics as related to the perspective of sociology, with emphasis on the major gerontological theories and research.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    SOC 4000 - Workshop #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: An opportunity to study in depth one or two selected social issues of current significance, either in seminar or field trip situations.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Courses in this series may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of six credit hours. SOC 4001 is graded as Pass/Fail.
  
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    SOC 4013 - Drugs in Society #


    CIP Code: 450401

    Description: Examines critical issues related to drug use, the relationship between drug use and criminal activity, its effect on the criminal justice system, and drug policy in the U.S.  At the conclusion of this course the student should have a basic understanding of policy issues related to drug use and be able to formulate informed ideas about the relationship between drug use and criminal propensities.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    SOC 4133 - Field Methods in Ethnology #


    CIP Code: 450201

    Description: Designed to complement Sociology 3453, but may be taken separately. Field work in the study of living Indian groups. Techniques of gathering and processing of data on daily life, family structure, and world view of selected American Indian groups.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: AIS 4133, ANTH 4133.
    Note: Credit can only be earned in one of the following: AIS 4133, ANTH 4133, SOC 4133.
  
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    SOC 4143 - American Indians Today #


    CIP Code: 450201

    Description: Current social issues affecting Native American peoples are linked to their unique Constitutional relationship to the U.S. Federal Government. Using the ethno-historic method, this class links current Indian issues to Native American history, through an examination of Indian-white relations since Colonial times. Sovereignty and wardship are recurrent themes developed in the class.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: AIS 4143, ANTH 4143.
    Note: Credit can only be earned in one of the following: AIS 4143, ANTH 4143, SOC 4143. GC
  
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    SOC 4153 - Archaeology of North America #


    CIP Code: 450301

    Description: The archaeology of native North America, with emphasis on major phases of prehistory, from passage across the Bering Straits theory, to early protohistoric horizons. Emphasis on material culture and life ways through ethnographic analogy. The course begins with the history of American archaeology. Topics include: introduction to archaeology; history of North American archaeology: Paleo-Indians; the Archaic period; the Southwest; Woodland traditions.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: AIS 4153, ANTH 4153.
    Note: Credit can only be earned in one of the following: AIS 4153, ANTH 4153, SOC 4153. GC
  
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    SOC 4163 - The Magical Worldview #


    CIP Code: 450201

    Description: A cross-cultural and comparative exploration of religion, magic, and supernatural belief systems. Emphasis is also placed on indigenous religions of the Western hemisphere. The course examines how religion permeates other aspects of society and culture. Topics include: the anthropology of religion; symbolism, myth, ritual, and taboo; shamans, priests, and prophets; the religious use of drugs; witchcraft, sorcery, and evil; demons, exorcism, divination, and magic, ghosts, souls, and ancestors-power of the dead; crisis cults.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: AIS 4163, ANTH 4163.
    Note: Credit can only be earned in one of the following: AIS 4163, ANTH 4163, SOC 4163.
  
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    SOC 4173 - Indians of the Plains #


    CIP Code: 450201

    Description: The course, an examination of the Great Plains from the earliest human occupation to present, focuses on the pre-Columbian Plains from an archaeological perspective, and the post-contact period, from an ethnological perspective.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: AIS 4173, ANTH 4173.
    Note: Credit can only be earned in one of the following: AIS 4173, ANTH 4173, SOC 4173. GC
  
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    SOC 4183 - Ancient Mesoamerica #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: The archaeology and ethnography of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, which includes present-day Mexico and Central America. An examination of the major civilizations: Olemec, Maya, Teotihuacan, Toltec, and Aztec. Time periods covered from earliest inhabitants to early contact with Europeans after 1502.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: AIS 4183, ANTH 4183.
    Note: Credit can only be earned in one of the following: AIS 4183, ANTH 4183, SOC 4183. GC
  
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    SOC 4223 - Criminology #


    CIP Code: 450401

    Description: Students learn the basic nature of crime through systematic examination.  Emphasis is placed on extent, social foundations, police, courts, law, prisons, theories of punishment, theories of causation, and efforts in prevention. 

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: CR J 4223.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both CR J 4223 and SOC 4223.
  
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    SOC 4313 - Social Research Methods #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: An introduction to the rationale and use of social research methods. The course covers the techniques of problem formation, data collection and data analysis in survey; experimental, evaluation and qualitative research.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Co-requisite: SOC 3323 Social Statistics or instructor permission.
    Cross-listed: SOWK 4313.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both SOC 4313 and SOWK 4313.
  
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    SOC 4373 - American Indian Spirituality #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: An exploration of spirituality and the religious traditions of the Indigenous peoples of North and Central America. Topics include: American Indian religions; creation myths; cosmography and power; the acquisition and maintenance of power; the manifestation of power; new religions.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: AIS 4373, ANTH 4373.
    Note: Credit can only be earned in one of the following: AIS 4373, ANTH 4373, SOC 4373. GC
  
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    SOC 4401 - Honors Research IV


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: All enrolled students will present their scholarly activity.  All other students are expected to attend.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SOC 4402 Honors Research III.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
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    SOC 4402 - Honors Research III


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Completion of honors thesis, artistic composition or other scholarly activity.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SOC 3402 Honors Research II.
    Restrictions: Honors student with senior standing.
  
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    SOC 4423 - Urban Sociology #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: A study giving explicit recognition to the nature and importance of urbanism as a world phenomenon, with the main focus of attention on urbanism and social change as they are manifest in various aspects of urbanization in the United States.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: GC
  
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    SOC 4453 - Environmental Sociology #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Examination of the role of humans and human activity in an ecosystem. Focus on the reciprocal, symbiotic relations between humans and the natural environment of which they are a part.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    SOC 4513 - Social Psychology #


    CIP Code: 422707

    Description: Sociological theories (role, reinforcement, cognitive and symbolic interactionism) applied to understanding the development of self, self-presentation, attitudes, interpersonal influence and attraction, prosocial and aggressive behavior, and intergroup interaction. Emphasis is placed on the interdependence of group and individual in social relationships.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: Three hours of Sociology or Psychology.
  
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    SOC 4533 - Sociology of Gender #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: An analysis of gender roles as both macro and micro levels including emphasis on gender in relation to marriage, family, the economy, work, domestic violence, the media, and specifically in male-female relations.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: GC
  
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    SOC 4613 - Sociological Theory #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Study current sociological theory, such as functionalism, social conflict, symbolic interactionism, dramaturgy exchange, and critical theory. Emphasis on historical roots of theories, as well as contemporary developments.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SOC 1113 Introduction to Sociology.
  
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    SOC 4713 - Social Change #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: The agents and processes of social change. Differential stability and adaptability of diverse cultures, and methods and mechanisms which may be used in promoting social change.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SOC 1113 Introduction to Sociology.
  
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    SOC 4723 - Social Stratification #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Analysis of status, occupation, income and other elements in human societies. Critical evaluation of theory and research pertaining to social stratification and the associated lifestyles.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: GC.
  
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    SOC 4813 - Death and Dying #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Study of the ramifications of death; experiences and rights of the dying; significance to those who mourn; the meaning to society of the reality and symbolism of death.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

  
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    SOC 4833 - Aging in Other Cultures #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: A comparative overview of human aging in societies around the world. Particular attention is given to aging in the American Indian, Black, and Hispanic subcultures in modern America.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Cross-listed: ANTH 4833.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both ANTH 4833 and SOC 4833.
  
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    SOC 4853 - Medical Sociology #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Presents students with a basic understanding of what health means and how people direct themselves and organize their societies to obtain and maintain it. Focusing on health care delivery in relation to other systems, the social behaviors within health care institutions, and international patterns of health.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SOC 1113 Introduction to Sociology.
  
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    SOC 4911 - Independent Study #


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Individual research or reading project with a selected faculty member. Content of course may vary with needs and interests of student.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Note: May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of three credit hours.
  
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    SOC 4951 - Professional Seminar


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Capstone course that assists in the integration of components of sociology and helps prepare the student for entry into the sociological profession by investigating career opportunities.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Sociology major in final semester.
    Note: Graded as Pass/Fail.
  
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    SOC 4993 - Practicum


    CIP Code: 451101

    Description: Supervised experience in a professional agency where gerontological, allied health, and sociological knowledge is employed in a vocational setting. Requires 40 hours of work per semester credit hour.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Sociology major or minor with senior standing. Advisor approval must be received the semester before internship is desired.
    Note: Credit cannot be earned in both SOWK 4984 or 4994 and SOC 4993. Graded as Pass/Fail.

Spanish

  
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    SPAN 1113 - Elementary Spanish I #


    CIP Code:

    Description: Students are introduced to the Spanish language and to Hispanic cultures. Course activities foster the development of all three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational) and all four language domains (listening,reading, speaking, and writing).

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Note: Native and heritage speakers of Spanish and students who studied the language in high school should contact the department for appropriate placement.
  
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    SPAN 1123 - Elementary Spanish II #


    CIP Code:

    Description: This course is a continuation of the study of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures.  Students continue to develop all three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational) and all four language domains (listening, reading, speaking, and writing).

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SPAN 1113 Elementary Spanish I.
    Note: Native and heritage speakers of Spanish and students who studied the language in high school should contact the department for appropriate placement
  
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    SPAN 2010 - Seminar #


    CIP Code:

    Description: These courses in Spanish language emphasize individual needs. Course approach may involve lectures, research and/or travel.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
    Contact Hours:

    Restrictions: Instructor permission.
    Note: Any combination of courses in this series may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of six credit hours.
  
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    SPAN 2113 - Intermediate Spanish I #


    CIP Code:

    Description: Students continue the study of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures, building on the skills and knowledge acquired during the two elementary courses.  Students continue to develop all three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational) and all four language domains (listening, reading, speaking and writing).

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SPAN 1123 Elementary Spanish II.
  
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    SPAN 2123 - Intermediate Spanish II #


    CIP Code:

    Description: This course ia a continuation of the study of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures, building on the skills and knowledge acquired during earlier courses.  Students continue to develop all three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational) and all four language domains ( listening, reading, speaking, and writing), with additional emphasis on reading assignments and the study of culture. 

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SPAN 2113 Intermediate Spanish I.
  
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    SPAN 2313 - Intermediate Spanish Conversation#


    CIP Code:

    Description: Focuses on enhancing interpersonal and presentational speaking skills in culturally appropriate contexts and tasks at the intermediate level of proficiency.  Also builds student skills in functions needed to attain an advanced level of proficiency.

    Credit Hours: 3
    Contact Hours:

    Prerequisite: SPAN 2113 Intermediate Spanish I.
 

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