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Curriculum for Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice 2011

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    Freshman Fall Semester Freshman Spring Semester Course Course Name Sem Cr Gr Course Course Name Sem Cr Gr ENGL-101 English Comp I B 3   ENGL-102 English Comp II B 3   SCCJ-101 Intro to Sociology* B 3   PSYC-102 Intro to Gen Psych B 3   MTSC-101 Math B 3   MTSC-102 Math B 3     Natural Science w/lab B 3-4     Natural Science w/lab B 3-4   SCCJ-104 Intro to Criminal Justice* B 3   MVSC-101 Fitness and Wellness B 2   SCCJ-191 University Seminar I F 1   SCCJ-192 University Seminar II S 1     Total Credits =15-16         Total Credits=15-17         Sophomore Fall Semester Sophomore Spring Semester Course Course Name Sem Cr Gr Course Course Name Sem Cr Gr ENGL-201 World Lit I or 1-205 Afro American Lit I B 3   ENGL-202 World Lit II or 1-205 Afro American Lit II B 3   SCCJ-202 Social Deviance* F 3   SCCJ-208 Criminology* F 3     Foreign Lang Elective B 3     Foreign Lang Elective B 3   PHIL-101 Critical Thinking B 3   HIST History Elective 201, or 202, or 203, or 204 B 3   ENGL-200 Speech B 3   SCCJ-210 Race & Ethnic Relations* S 3     Total Credits = 15         Total Credits=15       Junior Fall Semester Junior Spring Semester Course Course Name Sem Cr Gr Course Course Name Sem Cr Gr SCCJ-303 Social Psychology* F 3   INFO-101 Applying Computers B 3   SCCJ-311 Law Enforcement* F 3   SCCJ-313 Courts and Criminal Justice* S 3   SCCJ-314 Methods of Research in Sociology* F 3   SCCJ-322 Elementary Statistics for Social Research S 3     Arts or Humanities Elective B 3   SCCJ-315 Criminal Law* S 3   SCCJ-395 Global Societies B 3   SCCJ-316 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice* S 3     Total Credits =15         Total Credits=15       Senior Fall Semester Senior Spring Semester Course Course Name Sem Cr Gr Course Course Name Sem Cr Gr SCCJ-402 Principles of Corrections F 3   SCCJ-448 Senior Seminar** B 3   SCCJ-412 Sociological Theories* F 3   SCCJ-450 Criminal Justice Internship B 3   SCCJ-420 Complex Organizations* F 3   SCCJ Sociology/CJ Elective[1] (300 or 400 level) B 3   SCCJ-415 Victimology* F 3     Free Elective B 3     Free Elective B 3   SCCJ Sociology/CJ Elective[1] (300 or 400 level) B 3     Total Credits=15         Total Credits=15                        GRAND TOTAL B.S. CREDITS: 121   Prerequisites 1.        For all Soc courses, 200 level or higher except SCCJ 206, SCCJ-101 and 103 2.        For all CJ courses, 200 level or higher SCCJ 101 and 104 3.        For Senior Seminar, All Soc/CJ required courses 4.        For Independent Study and Internship, written approval from Chair   Credits <XXX> ** Senior Capstone *Writing Intensive   S - Spring Only F - Fall Only B - Both Sem. ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS Men and Women in Society Sociology of Law Real/Reel Culture Technology and Society Population Analysis Sociology of the Family Cultural Anthropology Juvenile Delinquency Social Problems Criminal Justice Administration Social Change     [1] See Elective Requirements  

Curriculum for Bachelor's Degree in Sociology 2011

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    Freshman Fall Semester Freshman Spring Semester Course Course Name Sem Cr Gr Course Course Name Sem Cr Gr ENGL-101 English Comp I B 3   ENGL-102 English Comp II B 3   SCCJ-101 Intro to Sociology B 3   MVSC-101 Fitness and Wellness B 2   MTSC-101 Math B 3   MTSC-102 Math B 3     Natural Science w/lab B 3-4     Natural Science w/lab B 3   PSYC-102 Intro to Gen Psych B 3   SCCJ-103 Social Institutions* S 3   SCCJ-191 University Seminar I F 1   SCCJ-192 University Seminar II S 1     Total Credits =15-16         Total Credits=15-17         Sophomore Fall Semester Sophomore Spring Semester Course Course Name Sem Cr Gr Course Course Name Sem Cr Gr ENGL-201 World Lit I or 1-205 Afro American Lit I B 3   ENGL-202 World Lit II or 1-205 Afro American Lit II B 3   SCCJ-203 Social Problems* F 3     Social Science Elective B 3     Foreign Lang Elective B 3     Foreign Lang Elective B 3   PHIL-101 Critical Thinking B 3   SCCJ-206 Cultural Anthropology* S 3   ENGL-200 Speech B 3   SCCJ-210 Race & Ethnic Relations* S 3     Total Credits = 15         Total Credits=15       Junior Fall Semester Junior Spring Semester Course Course Name Sem Cr Gr Course Course Name Sem Cr Gr SCCJ-303 Social Psychology* F 3   SCCJ-310 Social Stratification** S 3   SCCJ-314 Methods of Research in Sociology F 3   SCCJ-322 Elementary Statistics for Social Research S 3   HIST History Elective 201, or 202, or 203, or 204 B 3   HIST-395 Global Societies B 3     Arts or Humanities Elective B 3   INFO-101 Applying Computers B 3   SCCJ-351 Sociology of the Family* F 3     Social Science Elective B 3     Total Credits =15         Total Credits=15       Senior Fall Semester Senior Spring Semester Course Course Name Sem Cr Gr Course Course Name Sem Cr Gr SCCJ-412 Sociological Theories* F 3   SCCJ-448 Senior Seminar** B 3   SCCJ-435 Social Change* F 3   SCCJ Sociology/CJ Elective[1] (300 or 400 level) B 3   SCCJ-420 Complex Organizations* F 3   SCCJ Sociology/CJ Elective[1] (300 or 400 level) B 3   SCCJ Sociology/CJ Elective (300 or 400 level) B 3     Free Elective B 3     Free Elective   3     Free Elective B 3     Total Credits=15         Total Credits=15                        GRAND TOTAL B.S. CREDITS: 121   Prerequisites 1.        For all Soc courses, 200 level or higher except SCCJ 206, SCCJ-101 and 103 2.        For all CJ courses, 200 level or higher SCCJ 104 3.        For Independent Study and Internship, written approval from Chair   Credits <XXX> ** Senior Capstone *Writing Intensive   S - Spring Only F - Fall Only B - Both Sem. ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS Men and Women in Society Criminology Real/Reel Culture Law Enforcement Sociology of Law Courts and Criminal Justice Technology and Society Juvenile Delinquency Social Problems Criminal Justice Administration Principles of Corrections Criminal Law Population Analysis Victimology   [1] See Elective Requirements  

Sociology Course Description

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37-101. INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY. 3:3:0 Development and application of Sociological concepts and perspectives concerning human groups; includes attention to socialization, culture, organization, stratification and societies. Consideration of fundamental concepts and research methodology. Credit: three hours. 37-103. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS. 3:3:0 This course is designed to provide a thorough examination of the major social institutions (i.e., the family, the economy, the educational system, the religious system, the political system, and the medical system) from a variety of sociological perspectives. Prerequisite: Sociology 102. Credit: three hours. 37-104. INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 3:3:0 Survey of the agencies and processed involved in the Criminal Justice System including the police, the prosecutor, the public defender, the courts, and corrections. Prerequisite: Sociology 102 or consent of the instructor. Credit: three hours. 37-202. SOCIAL DEVIATION. 3:3:0 A sociological study of selected social problems, such as crime, juvenile delinquency, and alcoholism. Prerequisite: Sociology 101 or 102, or consent of instructor. Credit: three hours. 37-203. SOCIAL PROBLEMS. 3:3:0 A sociological treatment of contemporary social problems. Prerequisite: 37-101 or 37-102, or consent of instructor. Credit: three hours. 37-206. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 3:3:0 Human culture and its role in the determination of man's behavior. The relationships of kinship, political, economic, and religious institutions within culture systems, with a particular emphasis upon the operation of these institution in non-Western societies. Credit: three hours. 37-208. CRIMINOLOGY. 3:3:0 The nature and extent of crime in the United States, theories of crime, problems and rehabilitation. Prerequisite: Sociology 103 and 104. Credit: three hours. 37-210. RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS. 3:3:0 A study of the basic nature of interracial and interethnic relations. Analysis of problems connected with minority groups in the United States. Prerequisite: Sociology 101 or 102, and 103. Credit, three hours. 37-301. JUVENILE DELINQUENCY. 3:3:0 The delinquency problem. Factors associated with delinquency, preventive measures, and rehabilitation. Prerequisite: 37-2XX level course or consent of the instructor. Credit: three hours. 37-303. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. 3:3:0 An intensive study of the factors and processes which shape the individual in group life.  Prerequisite: 37-2XX level course or consent of the instructor.  Credit:  three hours. 37-310. SOCIAL STRATIFICATION. 3:3:0 Analysis of stratification theories and of major empirical research in the area. Considers effects of social stratification in the United States. Prerequisite: 37-2XX level course or consent of the instructor. Credit: three hours. 37-311. LAW ENFORCEMENT. 3:3:0 A survey of law enforcement, concentrating on the police, with an emphasis on functions (law enforcement, order maintenance, public service), responsibilities, and organizational and management aspects. Prerequisite: Sociology 104 and 208. Credit: three hours. 37-313. COURTS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 3:3:0 This course is designed to provide an analysis of the structure and function of the criminal system in the United States, including the roles of the prosecutor, defender, judge, justice and court administrator. The issues confronting the system will be considered from historical and sociological perspectives. The ideal type will be compared with actual functioning of the system and court reform programs and proposals will be discussed. Prerequisites: Sociology 104 and 208. Credit: three hours. 37-314. METHODS OF SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. 3:3:0 An introduction to research problems, design, and procedures in sociology. Prerequisite: Sociology 101, 103 or consent of the instructor. Credit: three hours. 37-315. CRIMINAL LAW. 3:3:0 A study of both substantive and procedural criminal law. Consideration is given to its historical development, principles of criminal law and criminal liability, the main doctrines of criminal law toward specific crimes, and sanctions. Prerequisites: Sociology 104, 311, 313. Credit: three hours. 37-321. TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY. 3:3:0 A critical analysis of the science-behavioral sciences/humanities dichotomy and an examination of the inter-relationship between technological innovations and social structure-social change. Prerequisites: Sociology 103 or consent of instructor. Credit: three hours. 37-322. ELEMENTARY STATISTICS. 3:3:0 A course covering graphic representation of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, the normal distribution and the use of standard scores, and simple correlation and regression. Prerequisite: Sociology 103 or consent of instructor. Credit: three hours. 37-330. POPULATION ANALYSIS. 3:3:0 Causes, consequences of, and interaction among, the three major demographic variables: (1) fertility, (2) mortality, and (3) migration. The various policy alternatives with respect to the three demographic variables will be examined. Prerequisite: Sociology 103 or consent of instructor. Credit: three hours. 37-351. SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY. 3:3:0 Historical evolution of family structures and functions, current changes, and problems. Prerequisite: Sociology 103 or consent of instructor. Credit: three hours. 37-399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. Individual reading or field study by students wishing to pursue a special interest within the field of sociology, but not covered by one of the regular sociology courses. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Credit: two or three hours. *Variable credit. 37-402. PRINCIPLES OF CORRECTIONS. 3:3:0 A general course describing the history and evolution of the corrections process. Covers all aspects of institutional and community based corrections. Prerequisite: 37-3XX level course of consent of the instructor. Credit: three hours. 37-412. SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES. 3:3:0 Description and critical study of the more important sociological theories of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: 37-3XX level course of consent of the instructor. Credit: three hours. 37-415. VICTIMOLOGY. 3:3:0 The role of victims in crimes, their treatment by the criminal justice system, their decisions to report crimes and help prosecute offenders, and victim compensation. Special focus on sexual assault and family violence. Prerequisite: 37-3XX level course of consent of the instructor. Credit: three hours. 37-420. COMPLEX ORGANIZATIONS. 3:3:0 Analysis of the structure of complex organizations in their cultural context. Sociological factors in industrial, economic, and social organizations. Prerequisite: 37-3XX level course of consent of the instructor. Credit: three hours. 37-430. SENIOR SEMINAR IN SOCIOLOGY. 3:3:0 An examination and discussion of selected topics in sociology. Prerequisite: Sociology 101 or 102, 314, 322, 412. Credit: three hours. 37-435. SOCIAL CHANGE. 3:3:0 Examination of the causes, mechanics, patterns, strategies, or consequences of change in structure (relationships and institutions) of societies and analysis of specific kinds of change, such as revolutions, social movements, modernization, and industrialization. Prerequisite: 37-3XX level course of consent of the instructor. Credit: three hours. 37-448. SENIOR SEMINAR. 3:3:0 Varying topics of selected interest and contemporary significance, discussed in a seminar format. Prerequisites: Senior level student with major or minor in Sociology/Criminal Justice. Credit: three hours. 37-450. INTERNSHIP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Designed to give students first-hand, career related experience in a local agency or organization. Internships must be planned with the Department's Internship Coordinator and a Field Supervisor in the semester prior to the actual placement. Qualified agency staff provide on-site supervision of the student, while the Internship Coordinator monitors the intern's progress and (in conjunction with the Field Supervisor) evaluates his/her work. Prerequisite: Senior level student with major or minor in Criminal Justice, and consent of Internship Coordinator. Credit: six hours. *Variable credit.

Curriculum for Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

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  Freshman Fall Semester Freshman Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr 01-101* English Composition I 3 01-102* English Composition II 3 16-100* Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 2 03-101* Critical Thinking 3 25-101 Survey of Math I          3 25-102 Survey of Math II 3 34- History     (choose one:  101, 102, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205) 3 20-101* or 52-105* Applying Computers or Microcomputer Applications 3 36-191* University Seminar I 1 36-192* University Seminar II 1 36-201* Introduction to General Psychology 3 36-207* Scientific Method in Psychology 3 Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 16 Sophomore Fall Semester Sophomore Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr 01- World Literature I (201) or African-American Literature I (205) 3 01- World Literature II (202) or African-American Literature II (206) 3 01-200* Speech 3 23-103* Human Biology 4     - General Educ. Natural Science Elect. 3 36-316* Developmental Psychology 3 36-325* Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3 36-       * Psychology Elective 3 36-       * Psychology Elective 3 37-101* Introduction to Sociology 3 Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 16 Junior Fall Semester Junior Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr 03-201* Introduction to Philosophy 3 31-395* Global Societies 3 36-400* Experimental Psychology 3 36-413* Psychology of Learning 3 36-416* Social Psychology 3 36-422* History and Systems of Psychology 3     - Foreign Language I 3     - Foreign Language II 3     - Elective 3     - Elective 3 Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 15 Senior Fall Semester Senior Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr 36-425* Senior Research Seminar** 3 36-       * Psychology Elective  3 36-      * Psychology Elective 3   Electives 10   Electives 9     -         -         -         -         -         -         -         -         -     Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 13 *    Must earn a grade of “C” or better or repeat the course **  Senior Capstone TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION 120  

Psychology Course Descriptions

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      201. INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (3:3:0) This is a survey course that covers key content areas, which comprise the modern science of psychology.  Content areas include scientific methods, learning, sensation and perception, human development, abnormal, personality and social psychology.  Prerequisite:  None.  Credit, three hours. 206. APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY (3:3:0) The purpose of this course is to supply students with information and practical skills in several areas of applied psychology. The areas covered will include personal adjustment, organizational and industrial psychology, human engineering, and contemporary social problems. The skills that will be practiced include stress management, communications analysis, assertiveness training, conduct of small group problem-solving sessions, and practice in taking standardized tests, and design and evaluation of research. Prerequisite: Psychology 201. Credit, three hours. 207. SCIENTIFIC METHOD IN PSYCHOLOGY (3:3:0) An examination of the scientific method and its application to the study of behavior. Prerequisite: Psychology 201. Credit, three hours. 208. HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (3:3:0) This course surveys the broad application of psychology to disease and wellness. Topics include stress, healthy habits, substance abuse, eating disorders, chronic pain and psychoneuroimmunology. Prerequisite: Psychology 201. Credit, three hours. 303. ORGANIZATIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3:3:0) A course designed to provide the student with an overview of the application of behavioral science principles to organizations in general and industry in particular. The following content areas will be covered: (1) Organizational Theory, (2) Decision-Making, (3) Management Decision-Making, (4) Human Motivation in the Work Organization, (5) Organizational Development, (6) Personnel Selection, and (7) Human Engineering. Prerequisite: Psychology 201. Credit, three hours. 308. PERSONALITY (3:3:0) Primary emphasis in this course is given to theories of personality and the assessment of personality. Freud's psychoanalytic theory, Jung's analytic theory, Murray's biosocial theory, and social psychological theories are among some of the theories discussed. Prerequisite: Psychology 201. Credit, three hours. 316. DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3:3:0) This course studies the development of individuals from birth through adolescence including the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and psychological factors of development. Prerequisite: Psychology 201. Credit, three hours. 325. STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (3:3:0) This course covers the conventional methods of data management and analysis for psychology and other behavioral sciences. The concepts of probability, sampling, and causality with are framed in relation to the empirical process. Descriptive and inferential statistics will be described as well as basic experimental design. Prerequisites: Psychology 201, Mathematics 101-102 or six hours of higher-level Mathematics courses. 345. COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (3:3:0) This course is an upper-level, one semester course, which provides an overview of the various areas of cognitive psychology, the study of mental processes. The course includes discussions of cognitive research and how it is applied to other areas of psychology (e.g., social psychology, developmental psychology, clinical, etc.) and to everyday life. In addition, this course aims to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and writing skills. 400. EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (3:3:0) A survey of the principles and methods employed in psychological experiments. Reading and critical analysis of existing experimental literature is emphasized. Students will conduct their own experiments and learn to write the results in APA format. Prerequisites: Psychology 201, 207, 325. Credit, three hours. 402. ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (3:3:0) A study of mental disorders with emphasis on causes, symptoms, and treatment. Content includes anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenic disorders, and personality disorders. Prerequisite: Psychology 201. Credit, three hours. 411. INTRODUCTION TO GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING (3:3:0) An overview of guidance and counseling principles and techniques. Instruction includes intensive training in basic listening and interview skills. Prerequisite: Psychology 201. Credit, three hours. 413. PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING (3:3:0) The objectives of this course are to provide students with a broad overview of the dominant theories and research in the areas of learning and motivation. Students will experience some classic experiments in this area of psychology through computer simulation and classroom demonstrations. Prerequisites: 201, 207, 325. Credit, three hours. 414. COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY II (3:3:0) A course designed to treat counseling theories and provide actual experience with the counseling process. Counseling approaches from the following systems of personality and therapy will be considered: Reality Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Rogerian Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, and Psychoanalytic Therapy. Students will participate in a group counseling experience supervised by the instructor. Prerequisites: Psychology 201, 411. Credit, three hours. 416. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3:3:0) A study of the impact of social institutions on the behavior of the individual and the impact of the individual on the group including a discussion of attitudes, beliefs, public opinion, propaganda, leadership prejudice, and international tension. Prerequisite: Psychology 201. Credit, three hours. 425. SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR (3:3:0) This is a one-semester capstone course.  Students will apply what they have learned from the core courses in generating an original research proposal.  Prerequisites: Psychology 201, 207, 325, 400. Credit, three hours. 422. HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY (3:3:0) A course covering the philosophical and scientific works that form the basis of modern psychology. Classic concepts such as structuralism and functionalism will be considered as well as important schools of thought such as behaviorism, psychoanalysis, Gestalt, and cognitive. Prerequisites: Psychology 201, 207, 325. Credit, three hours. 430. INDIVIDUAL READING AND CONFERENCE (2:2:0) This course is designed to provide the student the opportunity for individual extensive reading in a selected topic under the guidance of a faculty member of the psychology department. Specific activities will include (a) reading as directed, and (b) conferring with the instructor on the reading completed. A written report is required. Admission by permission of the instructor and the department chairman. Prerequisites: Psychology 201, 207, 325. Credit, two hours. (May be repeated once for credit.) 432. INDEPENDENT STUDY (3:3:0) A course designed to provide the student the opportunity for laboratory or field based research in a selected area of psychology. Prerequisites: Junior level status and consent of the instructor. Credit, three hours. 435. PRACTICA IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY * The Practica in Applied Psychology provides students the opportunity to observe and practice the application of behavior science principles on-the-job. The student must take the responsibility for identifying a practicum opportunity. The instructor will then work out the details of the experience with the student and the on-site practicum supervisor. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all freshman and sophomore level courses in the psychology curriculum and written permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all freshman and sophomore level courses in the psychology curriculum including, 206, 303 or 411, and written permission of the instructor. Credit, three to nine hours. * Variable credit. 436. BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE (3:3:0) The application of principles derived from learning theory to individuals and groups. Special attention will be given to parenting, treatment of abnormal behavior, and the workplace. Prerequisite: Psychology 201. Credit, three hours.  

English Course Descriptions

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01-099. WRITING SKILLS / ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE. 3:3:0 This is a required course for all non-native speakers of English who make unsatisfactory scores on the English Placement Tests. Cross-listed with Foreign Languages. Credit: three hours (Non-degree). 01-100. WRITING SKILLS. 3:3:0 This course is a required course for all students who make unsatisfactory scores on the English placement tests. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic writing skills with a review of grammar and the mechanics of writing. Students are eligible to enroll in English 101 upon completion of the course. Credit: three hours (Non-degree). 01-101. ENGLISH COMPOSITION I. 3:3:0 This course is designed to develop skills and competence in writing prose compositions, reading, and listening. Problems in logical thought, organization of ideas, and comprehension in reading will receive special attention. (All students are required to earn a grade of "C" or better or they must repeat the course.) Prerequisite: Exemption from taking placements tests, a passing score on the English placement test or successful completion of English 100. Credit: three hours. 01-102. ENGLISH COMPOSITION II. 3:3:0 This course is a continuation of English 101. Emphasis will be placed on longer critical writing and the research paper. (All students are required to earn a grade of "C" or better or they must repeat the course.) Prerequisite: English 101. Credit: three hours. 01-105. BASIC STUDY OF LITERATURE. 3:3:0 This course is designed to help students develop an appreciation and understanding of literature. Attention is given to forms, styles, and ideas in selected works of poetry, drama, and short fiction. Students are also encouraged to write critically about literature. Prerequisite: English 101. Credit: three hours. Required of all English and English Education majors. 01-107. CREATIVE DRAMATICS. 3:3:0 This course is designed to aid teachers in the creative facets of learning. Emphasis is placed upon the use of the arts to improve the learning environment. Students take part in story-telling, story-dramatization, and pantomime. Credit: three hours. 01-109. ACTING I. 3:3:0 This course is a basic acting course designed to introduce the fundamental skills of performance. Course work includes exercises to develop physical and vocal freedom and performance of scenes and improvisations. Credit: three hours. 01-111. MOVEMENT AND NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION. 3:3:0 This course is designed to give intensive physical training to achieve strength and control of bodily movement, to explore basic mime techniques as they relate to non-verbal communication and to provide extensive work in theatre games to achieve physical and emotional freedom and stimulate a creative atmosphere. Credit: three hours. 01-113. INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE. 3:3:0 This course will provide the student with a general overview of theatre and its use and effect in the culture. The student will read from a general sampling of dramatic literature in its various forms including stage dramas, comedies, musicals, and other dramatic forms. Students will also be encouraged to attend and respond to campus and local productions. Credit: three hours. 01-200. SPEECH. 3:3:0 This course provides the student training in the fundamentals of diction and effective oral expression in prepared, extemporaneous and informative speeches. Emphasis placed upon preparation and delivery. Techniques of interviewing will be explored. Prerequisite: English 101 and 102. Credit: three hours. 01-201-202. WORLD LITERATURE I and II. 3:3:0 A broad cultural background is sought through a study of the literature and a consideration of the ideas expressed by the great men of letters from ancient Greece through the Renaissance (during the first semester) and from the Renaissance to the twentieth century (second semester). Prerequisite: English 101 and 102. Credit: three hours each. 01-204. LINGUISTICS. 3:3:0 This is an introduction to the scientific study of language with emphasis on the application of modern linguistic science to the teaching of grammar and writing. Credit: three hours. 01-205. AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE I. 3:3:0 The aim of this course is to trace the beginning of African-American literature from the early plantation era to the modern phase which began with the Great Depression of the 1930's. Prerequisite: English 101 and 102. Credit: three hours. 01-206. AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE II. 3:3:0 This course traces African-American writings from the early 1930's, which saw a new concern for social equality between blacks and whites, to the present day. Prerequisite: English 101 and 102. Credit: three hours. 01-207. BLACK PROSE AND POETRY. 3:3:0 The imaginative literature in this course represents the three main genres: stories, plays, and poems by black writers, and includes a wide range of styles, techniques, and themes. To encourage concentrated study, critical essays by noted black critics are studied in depth. Prerequisite: English 101 and 102. Credit: three hours. 01-209. ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS. 3:3:0 This course introduces students to the communication dynamics of an organization. Students discuss such topics as upward and downward communications, human relations, bargaining, and organizational culture. Prerequisites: English 101 and 102. Credit: three hours. 01-210. INTRODUCTION TO FILM. 3:3:0 This course examines the art of film and introduces the students to the techniques and styles of representative film-makers. Special emphasis is placed on theories of film and methodology of film criticism as well as social, historic, and artistic relevance. Prerequisite: English 101 and 102. Credit: three hours. 01-211. CREATIVE WRITING. 3:3:0 This course examines the art of creative writing. Special attention will be given to the short story, poetry, and play writing. The student is encouraged to improve by constant comparison of his work with the best achievements in fiction and poetry. Prerequisite: English 101 and 102. Credit: three hours. 01-212. ORAL INTERPRETATION. 3:3:0 This course provides an analysis of prose and dramatic literature through experimentation with techniques used to interpret literature orally. Communication skills are developed through group and individual readings. Prerequisites: English 101, 102, and 200. Credit: three hours. 01-213. INTRODUCTION TO CHILDREN'S THEATRE. 3:3:0 This course covers play and audience analysis, directing methods, and production techniques such as design of sets, props, and costumes. Each student participates in the Fall children's theatre production at the college either by performing or doing technical production work. Credit: three hours. 01-214.THE BLACK AMERICAN NOVEL. 3:3:0 This course examines the origins, styles, themes, and literary techniques of Black novelists in America from 1800 to the present. Works will be studied in relation to the social, historical and political factors which influence them. Prerequisite: English 101 and 102. Credit: three hours. 01-217. BLACK DRAMA. 3:3:0 This course is a survey of the American Black playwrights' contribution to American drama. Plays are examined for their artistic, historic, and social significance. Prerequisite: English 101 and 102. Credit: three hours. 01-301-302. ENGLISH LITERATURE I and II. 3:3:0 This survey course is designed to increase the student's awareness of the significant trends in English literature, beginning with the Anglo- Saxon period. This course emphasizes the work of the major English writers in relation to the literary movements and ideas of their periods. Credit: three hours each. 01-303. ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. 3:3:0 This course is a study of the Augustan Age with emphasis upon the reading of representative writers Defoe, Addison, Steele, Pope, Swift, and Dr. Johnson and his circle. Credit: three hours. 01-304. THE ROMANTIC PERIOD IN ENGLISH LITERATURE. 3:3:0 This course consists of readings in the prose and poetry of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Scott, Byron, Shelley, and Keats, with some attention to critical reactions to their works and to a definition of Romanticism. Credit: three hours. 01-305. SHAKESPEARE. 3:3:0 The aim of this course is to impress upon the student the cultural, historical, and philosophical significance of the works of Shakespeare in relation to modern living. Representative plays from the several literary periods of Shakespeare are studied. Credit: three hours. 01-306-307. AMERICAN LITERATURE I and II. 3:3:0 Significant trends in American literary thought as reflected in the works of the major writers from the Colonial Period to the present are emphasized in this course. Credit: three hours each. 01-308. BRITISH AND AMERICAN DRAMA. 3:3:0 This course is a study of the major figures of British and American drama from the Age of Shakespeare to the twentieth century. Credit: three hours. 01-309. THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE. 3:3:0 This course is a survey of the literature of the English Renaissance, with special study of the major authors: Sidney, Spencer, Shakespeare, Johnson, and Donne. Credit: three hours. 01-311. ADVANCED COMPOSITION. 3:3:0 Emphasis in this course is placed upon extensive practice in effective writing of prose composition. Prerequisite: English 101 and 102. Credit, three hours. 01-313. PLAY PRODUCTION. 3:3:0 Areas covered in this course include a general introduction to directing, staging, lighting, costuming, makeup, and other aspects of educational and recreational drama. Credit: three hours. 01-314. MODERN DRAMA. 3:3:0 This course examines the major playwrights of the twentieth century from Ibsen to Beckett, and traces the development of modern drama. Prerequisites: English 101 and 102. Credit: three hours. 01-316. AMERICAN LITERATURE OF AFRO-AMERICAN LIFE. 3:3:0 An examination of the Black American's role in American literature (a) as a creator of the white writer's imagination, (b) as a creator of literature, and (c) as a critical observer of the literary scene. Prerequisite: English 101 and 102. Credit: three hours. 01-317. SEMINAR IN GREEK TRAGEDY. 3:3:0 This course examines the major works of the three great Greek tragedians: Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Works are analyzed in relation to the major social, religious, and political thrusts of the 5th century, B.C. Prerequisite: English 101 and 102. Credit, three hours. 01-319. MODERN NOVEL. 3:3:0 This course examines the novel as a genre and explores the development of the novel from James to Pyncheon. Prerequisite: English 101 and 102. Credit: three hours. 01-320. PLAY PRODUCTION II. 3:3:0 Play Production II is an extension of Play Production I. Areas covered in this course include a general introduction to directing, staging, lighting, costuming, makeup, and other aspects of educational and aesthetic drama. All students work, in one of many capacities, with the executing of a major college stage production. Prerequisite: English 313. Credit: three hours. 01-321. SEMINAR IN HUGHES, WRIGHT, AND BALDWIN. 3:3:0 This course examines the major works of these three great Black writers. Close attention is given to their individual styles and techniques. Works are also studied in relation to the social and historical forces which influenced them. Prerequisite: English 101, 102, 201, 202, 205, and 206. Credit: three hours. 01-322. DIRECTING I. 3:3:0 This course will give an overview of the background and techniques of the director in the theatre. Emphasis will be placed on the study of composition, scene analysis, movement, picturization, and rhythm from a director's viewpoint. The course will culminate in a public performance and a video tape project. Prerequisites: English 107, or 109. Credit: three hours. 01-323. THEATRE CRITICISM. 3:3:0 This course will examine the basic principles of the theatre criticism, survey the modern theories of theatre criticism, and investigate methods of evaluating theatre criticism. Trips to area productions and frequent practice in writing critiques will be a major focus of the course. Prerequisites: English 101, 102, 201-202 or 205-206, and 311. Credit: three hours. 01-324. PLAYWRITING. 3:3:0 This course is devoted to the analysis and writing of short plays for the stage. Students are required to write a series of exercise works focusing on basic playwriting techniques: use of action, plot, dialogue, characterization, setting, pantomime, and metaphor. The course will include reading assignments in dramatic literature parallel to techniques of each writing assignment and the reading aloud of students' works in laboratory sessions for discussion. Prerequisites: English 101, 102, 201-202 or 205-206. Credit: three hours. 01-325. HISTORY OF THE THEATRE I. 3:3:0 This course emphasizes theatre structure, production techniques, individual artists, and movements in the development of theatre from the early cultural rituals to the 1700's in Europe, America, and the Orient. Prerequisites: English 101, 102, 201-202 or 205-206. Credit: three hours. 01-326. HISTORY OF THE THEATRE II. 3:3:0 This course emphasizes theatre structure, production techniques, individual artists, and movements from the 1700's to the present in Europe, America, and the Orient. Prerequisite: English 325. Credit: three hours. 01-327. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS. 3:3:0 This course examines the use of verbal and nonverbal transactions to create, maintain, and change person-to-person relationships. Discussions, role playing, models, and simulations will be used in instruction. Prerequisites: English 101, 102, and 200. Credit: three hours. 01-328. INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH PATHOLOGY. 3:3:0 This course examines the nature, etiology, and assessment of disorders of speech and language, including articulation, stuttering, voice, cleft palate, and childhood and adult aphasia. Prerequisites: English 101, 102, and 200, 36-201. Credit: three hours. 01-329. ADOLESCENT LITERATURE. 3:3:0 This is an interactive adolescent literature course designed to provide perspective teachers an overview of various genres, cultural perspectives, and universal themes in an age and developmentally appropriate context. Principles of selection, use and evaluation are explored. Projects focus on the design and presentation of literary concepts suitable for classroom instruction. Prerequisites: English 101 and 102. Credit: three hours. 01-330. FORENSICS. 3:3:0 This course explores methods of debate, including techniques of formal and informal argument, analysis of propositions, strategies of persuasion, and preparation of briefs. Prerequisites: English 101, 102, and 200. Credit: three hours. 01-400. TEACHING GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION. 3:3:0 In this course the student learns how to teach basic English skills (grammar and mechanics) as well as composition skills by observing, evaluating, and assisting the instructor in an English 100 or English 101 class (two hours of class work, one hour of conference with instructor per week). Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of department. Credit: three hours. 01-401. VICTORIAN LITERATURE. 3:3:0 The aim of this course is to present selected readings of the major poets of the period; Tennyson, Browning, Rosetti, and their contemporaries against the background of Victorian thought. Credit: three hours. 01-402. CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE. 3:3:0 This course is a study of British and American writers of fiction and poetry since 1900, with emphasis on the main currents of thought in the twentieth century. Credit: three hours. 01-403. SENIOR SEMINAR. 3:3:0 The seminar embraces a correlation of the content of the various courses by review of periods, literary trends, and significant authors of English, American, and continental literature. Credit: three hours. 01-404. TEACHING ENGLISH IN THE HIGH SCHOOL. 3:3:0 This course is designed to promote effective and knowledgeable teaching of composition and literature in the high school. This course covers the content to be taught, the insights needed by the teacher, and various methods recommended in teaching the subject. Prerequisite: Permission of the department. Credit: three hours. 01-450. INTERNSHIP. 6:3:18 This course will provide a highly supervised program designed to give students first-hand knowledge and hands-on experience in the discipline. Prerequisites: Senior status and consent of the department. Credit: 3-12 hours.
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College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

English and Foreign Languages Department

Course Descriptions
Bachelor's Programs
English
English Education
English or Theatre Arts Minor
Spanish
French
French or Spanish Education
Foreign Language Minors
 

 

Curriculum for Foreign Language Minors

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    For a minor or concentration in French or Spanish, 24 credits of the following are required: Spanish Minor Course   Credits 10-201 Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture I 3 10-202 Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture II 3 10-222 Spanish Conversation 3 10-242 Basic Composition I 3 10-305 Spanish Civilization 3 10-306 Latin American Civilization 3 10-334 Spanish Dictation and Conversation 3   Plus One 300 level or above literature class         French Minor Course   Credits 08-201 Intermediate French Language and Culture I 3 08-202 Intermediate French Language and Culture II 3 08-222 French Conversation 3 08-242 Basic Composition I 3 08-305 French Civilization 3 08-306 Aspects of French Culture in the Americas 3 08-334 French Dictation and Conversation 3   Plus One 300 level or above literature class    

Curriculum for Bachelor's Degree in French - Non Teaching

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 Effective:  Fall 2009  Freshman Fall Semester Freshman Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr FREN-201 Inter French Language & Culture I 3 FREN-202 Inter French Language & Culture II 3 ENG-101 English Composition I 3 ENG-102 English Composition II 3 25-101 Mathematics 101 3 25-102 Mathematics 102 3 ENG-191 University Seminar I 1 ENG-192 University Seminar II 1 xx-xxx Arts/Humanities Elective 3 FREN-242 Basic French Composition I 3 xx-xxx Natural Science 3 xx-xxx Natural Science 3       16-100 Wellness 2   Total Credits 16   Total Credits 18 Sophomore Fall Semester Sophomore Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr FREN-222 French Conversation 3 ENG-301 Inter French Comp & Stylistics II 3 36-201 Intro to General Psychology 3 ENG-200 Speech 3 ENG-201/205 World/African-American Lit I 3 ENG-202/206 World/African American Lit II 3 FREN-211 Business Registers I 3 FREN-212 Business Registers II 3 34-xxx American History 3 FREN-333/ENG-204 Linguistics 3   Total Credits 15   Total Credits 15 Junior Fall Semester Junior Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr FREN-303 Survey of French Literature I 3 FREN-304 Survey of French Literature II 3 FREN-305 French Civilization 3 FREN-306 Aspects of French Culture in the Americas 3 FREN-334 French Diction and Conversation 3 FREN-399 Independent Study I 3 FREN-335 Basic Translation I 3 FREN-336 Basic Translation II 3 31-395 Global Societies 3 FREN-307 17th Century French Literature 3   Total Credits 15   Total Credits 15 Senior Fall Semester Senior Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr FREN-401► Adv French Comp & Stylistics III 3 FREN-499 *Independent Study II 6 FREN-403 The French Novel 3 xx-xxx **Foreign Language Electives 6 xx-xxx Free Electives 6       FREN-406 History of the French Language 3         Total Credits 15   Total Credits 12               * SENIOR CAPSTONE EXP (May be taken abroad to fulfill the Study Abroad Requirement) ** May be taken abroad to fulfill the Study Abroad Requirement ► Writing Intensive Course TOTAL CREDITS: 121

Curriculum for Bachelor's Degree in Spanish - Non Teaching

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  Effective:  Fall 2009 Freshman Fall Semester Freshman Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr SPAN-201 Inter. Spanish Lang & Culture I 3 SPAN-202 Inter. Spanish Lang & Culture II 3 ENG-101 English Composition I 3 ENG-102 English Composition II 3 25-101 Mathematics 101 3 25-102 Mathematics 102 3 ENG-191 University Seminar I 1 ENG-192 University Seminar II 1 xx-xxx Arts/Humanities Elective 3 SPAN-242 Basic Spanish Composition I 3 xx-xxx Natural Science Elective 3 xx-xxx Natural Science Elective 3       16-100 Wellness 2   Total Credits 16   Total Credits 18 Sophomore Fall Semester Sophomore Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr SPAN-222 Spanish Conversation 3 SPAN-301 Inter. Spanish Comp & Stylistics II 3 36-201 Intro to General Psychology 3 ENG-200 Speech 3 ENG-201/205 World/African-American Lit I 3 ENG-202/206 World/African-American Lit II 3 SPAN-211 Business Registers I 3 SPAN-212 Business Registers II 3 34-2xx American History 3 SPAN-333/ENG-204 Linguistics 3   Total Credits 15   Total Credits 15 Junior Fall Semester Junior Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr SPAN-303 Survey of Spanish Lit. to 1700 3 SPAN-304 Survey of Spanish Lit from 1700 3 SPAN-335 Basic Translation I 3 SPAN-336 Basic Translation II 3 SPAN-305 Spanish Civilization 3 SPAN-306 Latin American Civilization 3 SPAN-334 Spanish Diction and Conversation 3 SPAN-399 Independent Study I 3 31-395 Global Societies 3 SPAN-307 Latin American Literature 3   Total Credits 15   Total Credits 15 Senior Fall Semester Senior Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr SPAN-401► Adv. Comp & Stylistics III 3 SPAN-499 *Independent Study II 6 SPAN-308 Spanish Lit of the Golden Age 3 xx-xxx **Foreign Language Electives 6 xx-xxx Free Electives 6       SPAN-406 History of the Spanish Language 3         Total Credits 15   Total Credits 12               * SENIOR CAPSTONE EXP (Taken abroad to fulfill the Study Abroad Requirement) ** Taken abroad to fulfill the Study Abroad Requirement ► Writing Intensive Course TOTAL CREDITS:  121  

Curriculum for Bachelor's Degree in English Education

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  Effective:  Fall 2009    Freshman Fall Semester Freshman Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr ENGL-191 University Seminar I 1 ENGL-192 University Seminar II 1 ENGL-101 English Composition I 3 ENGL-102 English Composition II 3 HIST-xxx American History 3 EDUC-204 Philosophical Found. of Education 3 MTSC-101 Survey of Mathematics I 3 MTSC-102 Survey of Mathematics II 3 xx-xxx Natural Science 3 xx-xxx Natural Science 3 EDUC-344 Instructional Tech in Ed 3 MVSC-100 Wellness 2       ENGL-105 Basic Study of Literature 3   Total Credits 16   Total Credits *TAKE PRAXIS I 18     Sophomore Fall Semester Sophomore Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr xx-xxx Foreign Language 101 3 xx-xxx Foreign Language 102 3 ENGL-201 / 205 World / African-American Literature I 3 ENGL-202 / 206 World/African American Literature II 3 ENGL-301 English Literature I 3 ENGL-302 English Literature II 3 PSYC-201 Intro. to General Psychology 3 xx-xxx Arts / Humanities Elective 3 MCOM-208 Intro to Mass Communications 3 ENGL-200 Speech 3   Total Credits 15   Total Credits **ADMISSION TO TEP (45       credits-GPA 2.5) 15   Junior Fall Semester Junior Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr ENGL-311► Advanced Composition 3 ENGL-305 Shakespeare 3 ENGL-306 American Literature I 3 ENGL-307 American Literature II 3 EDUC-318 / GLOB-395 Multicultural  Ed / Global Societies 3 PSYC-316 Developmental Psychology 3 EDUC-313 Intro. to Exceptional Children 3 ENGL-329 Adolescent Literature 3 EDUC-322 Teaching Reading in Sec. Schools 3 ENGL-410 The Structure of Mod. English 3   Total Credits 15   Total Credits ***TAKE PRAXIS II 15   Senior Fall Semester Senior Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr EDUC-357 Eff. Teach. Skills & Classr Mngmt 4 EDUC-400 Pre-service / Student Teaching 12 EDUC-416 Analysis of Student Teaching 1       ENGL-402 Contemporary Literature 3       ENGL-404 Teaching English in High School 3       ENGL-403 ****Senior  Seminar 3       ENGL-xxx English Elective 3         Total Credits 17   Total Credits 12   *TAKE THE PRAXIS I ** SEE CATALOG FOR COMPLETE EXPLANATION ***TAKE PRAXIS II (MUST PASS BEFORE STUDENT TEACHING) ****SENIOR CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE ►Writing Intensive Course   TOTAL CREDITS: 123  

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