Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Transfer Program Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)
Academic Year: 2017–2018

General Education course

Semester 1

CRJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits—This course examines the day-to-day operation of criminal justice in our society. Emphasis is on the inter-relationships of the components of law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate COMPASS scores or equivalent.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR-

3 credits—This is a one semester, liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT122 College Algebra -OR-

5 credits—Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

MAT128 Precalculus -OR-

4 credits—This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry -OR-

3 credits—The second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT122 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT156 Statistics * -OR-

3 credits—This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT063

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits—The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT134 or MAT128 or appropriate placement scores.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

SOC205 Diversity in America * -OR-

3 credits—Introduction to the sociological study of group relations in the United States. Basic concepts such as culture, groups, inequality, prejudice and discrimination will be explored. Focus will be on class, race, and gender, however other statuses (such as sexual orientation, religion, age, and abilities) will also be discussed. Students will gain a better understanding of the relationship between individuals and society, as well as the experiences of minority groups.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Social Diversity Course 3 credits

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits—This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis on developing interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 2

CRJ120 Introduction to Corrections

3 credits—This course will provide an introductory examination of corrections in the United States. The central theme of the course will be to critically analyze corrections as an integral part of the overall criminal justice system in America.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ320 Criminal Justice Ethics

3 credits—An examination of ethical issues in the criminal justice system with an emphasis on reasoning and decision making for professional competence.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG106 Composition II

3 credits—Composition II aims to review and extend writing principles learned in Composition I to analytical, argumentative, and research-based writing. This course emphasizes critical reading, evaluation, and precise and responsible source citation.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in ENG105.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR-

3 credits—This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology

3 credits—This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

3 credits

Semester 3

CRJ200 Criminology

3 credits—This course explores theories of factors that influence criminal behavior, and analyzes criminal behavior in relationship to other social problems.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ233 Probation, Parole, Community-Based Corrections

3 credits—This course examines probation and parole practices related to community-based corrections programs throughout the United States. Emphasis is placed on community-based programs for offenders, administration and legal issues of the programs, trends in probation, parole and related community-based programs.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): CRJ100 and CRJ120

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HIS117 Western Civilization I: Ancient and Medieval -OR-

3 credits—Western Civilization I traces the development of Western Civilization from prehistory to 1300 C.E., the end of the High Middle Ages. The role of the Humanities is emphasized. The course explores major political, social, economic, scientific, intellectual, cultural, and religious developments contributing to Western societies. These include the significant events and contributions of early Middle Eastern civilizations, classical and Hellenistic Greece, the Roman Empire, its successors, the rise of the Western Christian church, and Medieval Europe.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HIS118 Western Civilization II: Early Modern -OR-

3 credits—Western Civilization II surveys the development of Western Civilization, covering the end of the High Middle Ages of Europe to the French Revolution. The role of the Humanities is emphasized. The course will examine the major political, social, economic, intellectual, cultural, and religious developments contributing to the emergence of modern Western European Society. This includes the significant events and contributions of the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Columbian exchange, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HIS119 Western Civilization III: The Modern Period

3 credits—Western Civilization III will continue exploring the development of Western Civilization, covering the period from the French Revolution until the present. The role of the Humanities is emphasized. The course will examine the major political, social, economic, intellectual, cultural, and religious developments contributing toward Western Society. Included are such major developments as the industrial revolution, the French revolution, Romanticism, European colonialism, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, the new European order, and the world of the Twenty-first Century.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Biological Science Course -OR- 4 credits

Physical Science Course
Must complete one 4-hour science laboratory course. Complete a total of 7 credits from Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences. 4 credits

Semester 4

CRJ201 Juvenile Delinquency

3 credits—This course is an investigation of the social and legal definitions of juvenile delinquency and its causes. It also focuses on the administration of juvenile court, probation and parole, and assessment of present and potential prevention programs.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ316 Juvenile Justice -OR-

3 credits—This course examines the juvenile justice system from a practitioner perspective. It provides operational knowledge of how law enforcement, the courts, and correctional facilities navigate the juvenile offender.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJ100.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ317 White Collar Crime -OR-

3 credits—This course examines white collar crime as a social and criminal justice problem, the costs to society, explanations for behavior, and investigative techniques.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJ100 and CRJ237.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ318 Crime Analysis
Must complete 6 credits total.

3 credits—This course enables the student to use intelligence and analytic data to identify and inform tactical, strategic, and administrative crime analysis functions.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJ100.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ316 Juvenile Justice -OR-

3 credits—This course examines the juvenile justice system from a practitioner perspective. It provides operational knowledge of how law enforcement, the courts, and correctional facilities navigate the juvenile offender.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJ100.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ317 White Collar Crime -OR-

3 credits—This course examines white collar crime as a social and criminal justice problem, the costs to society, explanations for behavior, and investigative techniques.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJ100 and CRJ237.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CRJ318 Crime Analysis
Must complete 6 credits total.

3 credits—This course enables the student to use intelligence and analytic data to identify and inform tactical, strategic, and administrative crime analysis functions.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CRJ100.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HIS151 U.S. History to 1877 -OR-

3 credits—This United States history course examines the country's Colonial experience, Revolutionary period, and 19th Century history through Reconstruction. The course includes political, economic, and social history of this period, as well as the development of American thought.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HIS152 U.S. History Since 1877 -OR-

3 credits—This United States history course examines the period from the end of reconstruction to the present. Emphasis is placed upon industrialization and its impact, the development of a strong federal government, an aggressive foreign policy, and a growing involvement in an international economy. The course includes political, economic, and social history of this period, as well as the development of American thought.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

POL111 American National Government

3 credits—The study of the United States national government, specifically its institutions, the process of governing, the means by which individual citizens and groups influence that process, and the output of that governing process.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Biological Science Course -OR- 3 credits

Physical Science Course
Must complete one 4-hour science laboratory course. Complete a total of 7 credits from Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences. 3 credits

Biological Science Courses

BIO105 Introductory Biology

4 credits—This course provides an introduction to living organisms, their diversity, structure and function and how they maintain themselves both during their life cycle and as a species. It is designed to highlight concepts of the biological sciences for the non-biology major.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

BIO112 General Biology I

4 credits—This lecture and laboratory course is the first of a two semester sequence designed for students with a specific interest in majoring in the biological sciences or a desire for a more comprehensive undergraduate course in the discipline. The course integrates the basic principles of general biology and focuses on their interrelationships. The major themes addressed include levels of organization, cell structure and metabolism, the genetic basis of life, evolution, diversity and ecological relationships. Laboratory exercises are coordinated with lecture topics to enhance the student's understanding of these topics.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

BIO113 General Biology II

4 credits—This lecture and laboratory course is part of a two semester sequence designed for students with a specific interest in majoring in the biological sciences or a desire for a more comprehensive undergraduate course in the discipline. The major focus of this course is on the diversity of life forms, including microbes, protists, the fungi, plants and animals. The course will include the study of their structure and function, evolutionary patterns, ecological relationships and behavior. Laboratory exercises are coordinated with lecture topics to enhance the student's understanding of the lecture concepts.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

BIO154 Human Biology

3 credits—Human Biology explores human structure and function and the relationship of humans to other living organisms. The course examines the application of basic biological principles to practical human concerns. The course is a one-semester biology course intended for students who do not wish to major in the biological or health sciences.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

BIO163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology

4 credits—An introduction to the principles of human anatomy and physiology beginning with the cellular/biochemical level of organization and progressing through a comprehensive study of organ systems emphasizing homeostasis. This is a one-term transfer level class designed for students entering allied health fields or biological sciences. (To be applicable to any health career program, successful completion with a grade of "C" or better is required.) Each student must enroll for one laboratory section.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits—The first of a two-semester sequence especially designed for students pursuing careers in allied health fields as well as any student desiring an in-depth undergraduate transfer course. The course focuses on the interdependent relationships between the structure and functions of body systems and the ways these parts interact (homeostasis) to insure the survival of the organism. Major topics addressed include levels of organization, the chemistry of life, support/movement, integration/control, and coordination. Coordinated laboratory exercises focus on anatomical knowledge and physiological functions. To be applicable to any health career program, successful completion of both BIO-168 and BIO-173 with a grade of ?C? or better is required.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

BIO186 Microbiology

4 credits—Morphology, physiology, taxonomy, and relationship of microorganisms to disease. In-depth laboratory study and suitable lecture material with applications to agriculture, industry, and medicine.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

CNS121 Environmental Conservation **

3 credits—Environmental Conservation is a course that enables students to learn about their environment. Students study about natural ecosystems, interactions within ecosystems, ecological principles and their application, the impact our increasing population has on the environment, the importance and components of a sustainable agriculture, and the environmental issues facing today's world.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $525.50

Physical Science Courses

CHM122 Introduction to General Chemistry

4 credits—An introductory course which assumes a minimal student background in mathematics and chemistry. The course is intended to serve students in allied health programs and any student desiring an application-oriented, less theoretical approach to chemistry. The course introduces students to the practical aspects and basic concepts of chemistry including measurements, dimensional analysis, matter, energy, atoms, elements, the Periodic Chart, nuclear chemistry, chemical bonding, nomenclature, an introduction to organic chemistry, chemical quantities, formulas, gases, chemical calculations, balancing equations, solutions, acids and bases, chemical kinetics, and equilibrium. Coordinated laboratory exercises are intended to emphasize topics covered in the lecture as well as stress basic laboratory techniques. Elementary algebra is required as a prerequisite.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in MAT063.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

CHM165 General Chemistry I

4 credits—This lecture and laboratory course is the first of a two-semester sequence designed specifically for students majoring in chemistry, physics, biology, or pre-engineering. It is a mathematically rigorous course that assumes the entering student has a strong background in algebra and finite mathematics. Students will learn specific-content chemical information that will be applied within the context of a variety of chemistry applications. Many of the applications that will be investigated highlight contemporary social and scientific issues. Through participation in course activities, each student should expect to improve her/his knowledge of chemistry and to develop improved qualitative and quantitative problem-solving skills. Hands-on experience with laboratory experiments will allow students to learn proper procedures, to gather meaningful data, and to draw logical and appropriate conclusions based on the laboratory data. Content will include chemical equations, stoichiometry, gases, thermochemistry, equilibrium, electronic structure of atoms, periodic trends, molecular bonding and structure, intermolecular forces, and nuclear chemistry.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT102, MAT110, or MAT156. Highly recommended that the prerequisite class be passed with a C- or better in the past 5 years.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

ENV115 Environmental Science **

3 credits—This natural science course addresses the manner in which we approach our environment today and how it will affect the world we live in tomorrow. This course examines the challenges of: developing sustainable energy sources, maintaining the quality of our air, water, and soil, and preserving the remaining biodiversity and habitat, and human population pressures as they relate to the environment. As these challenges are examined, possible solutions will be evaluated.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ENV116 Environmental Science Lab **

1 credits—This laboratory course provides a hands-on approach to understanding challenges to our environmental health. The course examines population growth, a framework for understanding the extent of habitat loss and degradation and its impact on biodiversity; water quality and treatment; soil quality and management practices; examination of energy consumption and alternatives; and an evaluation of ecosystem interactions.

Lab Hours: 32

Pre/Co-requisite(s): ENV115

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

GEO131 Physical Geography

3 credits—An introduction to one of the major sub-fields of geography. Physical geography is the study of how and why physical phenomena vary spatially at and near the earth's surface. This course will emphasize describing the spatial distribution of the earth's natural features, patterns of solar energy receipt, atmospheric pressure, winds and precipitation around the earth. Introductory laboratory exercises complement the lecture.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

GEO132 Physical Geography Lab

1 credits—An introductory laboratory course to complement GY110T Physical Geography. The course explores the concepts, resources, and specialized methods necessary to understand the major elements of Physical Geography.

Lab Hours: 32

Pre/Co-requisite(s): GEO131

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

PHS120 Exploring Physical Science

4 credits—This course introduces the student to the concepts and processes of physics, chemistry, astronomy, and earth science. Students are presented with a general overview of theories that have an impact on their everyday lives.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

PHS142 Principles of Astronomy

3 credits—This physical science course explores the mysteries of the universe. Through scientific reason, the course will examine the following: the history of astronomy, the planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, the creation and fate of the universe and our place in it. This course includes amateur observation techniques.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT063 or appropriate placement score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PHS152 Astronomy

4 credits—A basic course in descriptive astronomy dealing with the development of modern astronomy and with its present-day theories and observations. Topics covered include motions of solar system and deep sky objects, telescopes and other instruments, members of the solar system, nature of the sun, other stars, origin and development of stars and planets, our galaxy, other galaxies, and the organization of the universe.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT063 or appropriate placement score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

PHY162 College Physics I

4 credits—This course covers the fundamental concepts, principles and laws of physics and their applications. It covers kinematics, dynamics, force, linear and rotational motion, fluids, sound, temperature, and heat.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT747, MAT128, MAT134, or appropriate placement score to enroll in MAT210.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

PHY212 Classical Physics I

5 credits—This course introduces physics using calculus-level mathematics. Designed for students in Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics. The first semester of this sequence covers the topics of vectors, linear and rotational kinematics, statics, dynamics, oscillatory and wave motion, temperature, and heat.

Lecture Hours: 64 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT210.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

Humanities B: Literature and Fine Arts Courses

ART101 Art Appreciation

3 credits—This course is an examination of the value, esthetic pleasures, structure, function, and history of art. The course explores sculpture, painting, film, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, and architecture. Field trips to galleries allow students the opportunity to personally experience significant visual art.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ART203 Art History I

3 credits—This course is an introduction to the history of visual art and artists; prehistory through Gothic. All forms of media: painting, sculpture, drawing, architecture, ceramics, metal work, glass and others are considered in the context of time, society, and the human impulse to create.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ART204 Art History II

3 credits—This course is an introduction to the history of visual art and artists; Renaissance to the present. All forms of media: painting, sculpture, drawing, architecture, ceramics, metal work, glass, photography, film, and others are considered in the context of time, society, and the human impulse to create.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

DRA107 Theatrical Arts and Society

3 credits—This course introduces students to a literary appreciation of drama throughout history. Emphasis will be on reading, discussing, and evaluating various plays representative of their era and genre along with discussion of live theatre, film and television performances and how these kinds of dramatic narratives interrelate with societies of the past and present.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

LIT101 Introduction to Literature

3 credits—This course studies multiple literary forms and genres. Students will be introduced to literary terminology, analysis and interpretation of literature, and a variety of authors and literary styles. Instruction will emphasize the process of reading to develop and interpret meaning and classroom discussions encouraging students to share interpretations. Students will also respond to literature through informal and formal written assignments that foster skill in analysis and interpretation.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in RDG040 and ENG061 or appropriate placement scores.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MUS100 Music Appreciation

3 credits—An introduction to the musical arts through listening to and studying the music of various periods. Some sections of the course may be presented by live musicians. Allied arts, including dance, painting, and literature, may be used to demonstrate the relatedness of music to the larger scope of human experience.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Humanities B: Philosophy and Religion Courses

PHI101 Introduction to Philosophy

3 credits—An investigation of some of the fundamental problems of human existence--human nature, the nature of reality, how and what we know, the existence of God, ethical behavior, justice and freedom. This will be undertaken through readings and discussions of major philosophical schools of thought in Western and non-Western traditions.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PHI105 Introduction to Ethics

3 credits—Introduction to Ethics examines contemporary ethical conflicts and provides a grounding in the language, concepts, and traditions of ethics. This course provides students with the intellectual tools to analyze moral dilemmas in the fields they choose to pursue and participate in as members of society.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

REL101 Survey of World Religions

3 credits—An introductory survey of world religions that have had major impact on world culture and civilization: Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and others. It will examine their cultural settings, sacred writings, key doctrines, central rituals, ethical values, and perspectives on gender roles.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

REL130 Introduction to Religions of the East

3 credits—This course is an interdisciplinary course that will explore the emergence, development, and diversification of the three cultural regions? religious traditions. Student participants in the course will explore not only the basic beliefs and practices of these religions but also the ways in which they shape and are shaped by the cultures in which they are embedded. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding these religions as systems of meaning-creation.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Humanities B: Non-Western Cultures Courses

CLS130 African Cultures

3 credits—This course will explore the development of Sub-Saharan African civilizations from the dawn of humanity to the issues facing the continent today. The first part of the course will look at the indigenous and colonial heritage of Africa. The second part will examine the political, economic, social, religious, environmental, and gender issues and realities facing the African today. The third part will expose students to significant African contributions and trends in prose, poetry, drama, art, music and dance.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CLS141 Middle Eastern History and Culture

3 credits—This interdisciplinary course will examine the history of the Middle East with particular emphasis on the period since the birth of Islam. The course will also explore the cross-cultural exchanges that ancient Middle Eastern and Islamic civilizations have engaged in with other world civilizations. Among the topics covered in this course are the foundation and development of Islam, the cultural influence and spread of Islamic civilization, the creation and politics of modern nation-states, and emergence of Islamist politics.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CLS150 Latin American History and Culture

3 credits—This course will explore the development of Latin American civilization form its ancient origins to the issues facing the region today. The course will look at the indigenous and colonial heritage of the area; examine its shared cultural, literary, economic, social, and political contributions and trends; and look at the history and current issues facing the individual countries or sub-regional groupings.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CLS160 East Asian Cultures

3 credits—East Asian Cultures is an interdisciplinary course that will explore the emergence of East Asian civilization, its development and diversification, and its contacts and exchanges with other world civilizations. Primary emphasis is on China. The course will explore the various historical, cultural, religious, philosophical, economic, political, social, demographic and geographic factors that make this such a diverse and dynamic civilization and will also draw comparisons between China and neighboring countries.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CLS164 Japanese History and Culture

3 credits—Japanese History and Culture is an interdisciplinary course that will explore the emergence of Japanese civilization, its development, diversification, and its contacts and exchanges with other world civilizations. The course will explore the various historical, cultural, religious, artistic, philosophical, economic, political, social, cultural, demographic, and geographic factors that make Japan such a diverse and dynamic civilization. Emphasis will be placed upon attempting to understand Japanese culture as being both unique and as intimately related to other cultures.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CLS172 Russian Civilization

3 credits—Russia's turbulent past and uncertain present will be discussed in this interdisciplinary course. It will examine the major political, economic, geographic, social, cultural, religious, and other factors that have contributed to the development of Russian civilization. Emphasis will be placed upon understanding Russia as both a unique Eurasian civilization and a part of the global community of nations.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Social Science: Topics in Social Sciences

GEO121 World Regional Geography

3 credits—This introductory course builds an understanding of the physical and social aspects of geography by examining the major regions of the world and their connections. This will be accomplished by a geographic regional "tour" of the world examining the basic relationship between the physical environment and the cultural aspects within these regions.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

POL121 International Relations

3 credits—This course is an introduction to international politics. The course will examine the underlying forces that shape and constrain how countries behave in the international system, historical patterns of state behavior and the prospect of state cooperation and conflict in the future. Analysis of international relations will be done through the examination of historical events, current events, policy evaluation and scholarly theory.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

POL125 Comparative Government and Politics

3 credits—This course introduces the study of politics using a comparative structure. It examines the principles and operation of modern political systems. Emphasis is on the processes in a variety of political systems in the world including democratic, socialist, and totalitarian systems.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY121 Developmental Psychology

3 credits—This course presents a life span, developmental approach to the study of the developing person that identifies the behavioral dynamics of the physical, cognitive, social and affective domains of development with a view to the impact of family, school and community.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY251 Social Psychology

3 credits—Provides an introduction to the study of the interrelationship between the individual and social behavior with emphasis in the areas of social cognition, attribution, attitudes, group behavior, prejudice and discrimination, and interpersonal relationships. Basic psychological and sociological perspectives and research findings will be reviewed to better understand individual and social behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): PSY111 and SOC110 or instructor approval.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SOC115 Social Problems

3 credits—This course introduces students to the sociological perspective and related critical thinking skills as a way of examining the cause and effect nature of contemporary social problems. Within this examination, emphasized are (a) the interdependence of social problems, (b) how social inequality is an inherent characteristic of all social problems, and (c) the relationship between definitions of social problems and social policies.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SOC120 Marriage and Family

3 credits—Marriage and family is studied from a sociological viewpoint. Content areas focus on the history of family, gender roles, power in relationships, and functions of the family and dysfunctions. Statuses such as being single to marriage to parenthood are emphasized, as are alternative lifestyles with respect to sexuality and family.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SOC135 Death and Dying

3 credits—This course provides a basic background on historical and contemporary perspectives on death and dying. Attention is given to current American practices regarding death, as well as cross-cultural interpretation. Emphasis is also placed on the special situation of the terminally ill and bereaved.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SOC208 Cultural Anthropology

3 credits—This course introduces the student to a comparative study of societies around the world. In this course cultural similarities and differences are explored to illustrate how human beings construct and conduct their existence. It emphasizes the origin and maintenance of the human species by studying its evolution, cultural development, ecology, kinship, organizations, and symbolic expressions. (Same as ANT-105)

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SOC220 Sociology of Aging

3 credits—This introductory gerontology course examines the influence of an aging society, explores the process of aging, old age as a stage of life and the impact of aging both personally and on society as a whole.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Social Diversity Courses

COM148 Diversity and the Media

3 credits—Diversity and the Media presents a historical perspective and a current analysis of various minority groups and how media depict these groups. This course helps students understand why and how stereotypical media portrayals have been produced and how the under-representation of diversified images affects their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors toward.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

EDU223 Multicultural Education

3 credits—This course introduces conceptual, theoretical, and philosophical issues in Multicultural Education (MCE). Students learn instructional strategies for making their future multicultural classrooms into effective learning communities that are collaborative, inclusive, developmentally appropriate, and globally oriented.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

LIT133 Minority Voices in U.S. Literature

3 credits—This course will explore the issues and themes developed in the literature written by minority authors, often underrepresented in the traditional literary canon. We will focus on works by various dispossessed groups, including African-Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, women, and gays/transgender/lesbians. Genre to be read will include short stories, poetry, and novels with emphasis on the ideas and issues shared in common by the various silenced groups and the unique perspective of each. Class activities will build on students’ skills in reading, discussing and writing about literature acquired in Introduction to Literature.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in LIT101.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY262 Psychology of Gender

3 credits—This course explores the meaning of gender. Research and theory in the areas of gender development, gender similarities and differences, and the nature and effects of gender roles and stereotypes is emphasized.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): PSY111

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SOC200 Minority Group Relations

3 credits—This course examines racial and ethnic relations in the United States. Basic sociological concepts will be applied to historical and contemporary experiences of racial and ethnic groups, with particular attention paid to minority groups.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

WST101 Women's Studies

3 credits—This course serves as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of women's studies and to current women's issues in our society. It explores ways in which women get marginalized and silenced primarily by the social definitions and the patriarchal male power structure. The course seeks to help students develop critical thinking relative to contemporary gender issues; to explore their assumptions about gender; to illuminate social constructions of femininity and women's roles; and to uncover the ways in which social teachings shape and limit women's lives.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

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