Feb 20, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Philosophy

  
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    PHIL 2306 - Introduction to Ethics

    3 sem. hrs. 1.5:1.5 This course includes a study of ethical theories and principles, and application of those theories and principles to ethical issues. I
    It may be used to satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirement in the Language, Philosophy and Culture foundation component area.

  
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    PHIL 3306 - History of Eastern Philosophy I

    3 sem. hrs. An historical and critical examination of traditional Indian philosophical and religious systems (such as various versions of Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism) and their relevance for contemporary people and societies.

     


  
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    PHIL 3307 - History of Eastern Philosophy II

    3 sem. hrs. A historical and critical examination of some of the philosophical and religious systems developed in China, Tibet, and Japan (such as various schools of Mahayana Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism).
  
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    PHIL 3327 - American Philosophy

    3 sem. hrs.  An introduction to American philosophy and the influential movement known as Pragmatism. The course focuses on the works of C.S. Peirce, William James, John Dewey, and George Santayana. Issues addressed include skepticism, the rejection of foundationalism, the role of belief in inquiry, verification and meaning, and the nature of truth.

     

     


  
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    PHIL 3342 - Philosophy of Love and Sex

    3 sem. hrs. This course is a study of the ethics of human relationships. Topics include friendship, romance, marriage, sexual orientation, adultery, promiscuity, sexual consent, sexual harassment, rape, pornography, and prostitution.
  
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    PHIL 3343 - Philosophy of Law

    3 sem. hrs. lecture An introduction to philosophical issues concerning the law, such as the nature of law, relations between law and morality, theories of legal responsibility, and the role of law in society.
  
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    PHIL 3344 - Social and Political Philosophy

    3 sem. hrs. lecture A survey of classical and contemporary material in social and political philosophy, covering topics such as individual liberty and government intervention, the role of government, and social justice.
  
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    PHIL 3345 - The Meaning of Life

    3 sem. hrs. An exploration of a variety of views concerning the meaning of life. Three kinds of responses to the question of life’s meaning will be examined: theistic responses; non-theistic responses focusing on the creation of personal meaning within a natural universe; and responses that challenge the intelligibility of the question regarding the meaning of life.
  
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    PHIL 3346 - Elementary Formal Logic

    3 sem. hrs. A course on technical methods and foundational issues in Philosophy, Computer Science, and Mathematics. Topics include the Propositional Calculus, First-Order Predicate Calculus, meta-theoretic results (such as consistency, soundness, completeness, and decidability), and Zermelo-Fraenkel Set Theory.
  
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    PHIL 3347 - Philosophy and Science Fiction

    3 sem. hrs. An exploration of issues in contemporary philosophy such as the nature of life, personhood and self, knowledge and skepticism, time travel, and obligations to the non-human world. The course combines the reading of purely philosophical works with an examination of contemporary works of science fiction (including novels, short stories, and films).
  
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    PHIL 3348 - Ethics, War, and Terrorism

    3 sem. hrs.  Why is it wrong to kill? Is killing an innocent person ever justified? Under what conditions can we justify war? How should we respond to terrorist threats? The course explores ethical theories in application to these and similar issues.

     


  
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    PHIL 4303 - Minds and Machines

    3 sem. hrs. A study of the relationship of the mental to the physical as it pertains to the foundations of psychology, artificial intelligence, and robotics.
  
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    PHIL 4304 - Metaphysics

    3 sem. hrs. An examination of issues in contemporary metaphysics, such as freedom of the will and determinism, the nature of causation, the mind-body problem, and the existence of abstract and concrete entities.
  
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    PHIL 4305 - Epistemology

    3 sem. hrs. lecture An exploration of central issues in the theory of knowledge, such as the nature and extent of knowledge, skepticism, and theories of justification.
  
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    PHIL 4321 - Ancient Philosophy

    3 sem. hrs. A survey of the ancient Western philosophical tradition, including the Presocratics, Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic Philosophers.
  
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    PHIL 4322 - Modern Philosophy

    3 sem. hrs. A study of some of the major philosophical developments of the 17th-20th centuries, focusing on topics such as the relation between mind and body, religious belief and the problem of evil, rationalism and empiricism, and the limits of human knowledge.
  
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    PHIL 4323 - Contemporary Philosophy

    3 sem. hrs. lecture A course on important trends in contemporary philosophy beginning with the Fregean linguistic turn, and examining the major works of philosophers such as Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Quine, Davidson, Dummett, Putnam, Kripke, and Lewis.

     


  
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    PHIL 4330 - Philosophy and History of Science and Technology

    3 sem. hrs. An exploration of important issues concerning the natural and formal sciences from the standpoint of historical disputes and technological advances. Issues include the nature of science and of scientific progress, the justification of scientific theories, the possibility of objective knowledge of the world, the distinction between science and pseudo-science, and the relationship between faith and science.
  
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    PHIL 4331 - Issues in Philosophy of Religion

    3 sem. hrs. Standard philosophical methods will be used to explore issues such as the existence and nature of God, the problem of evil, and the relationship between morality and religion.
  
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    PHIL 4332 - Moral Issues in Contemporary Medicine

    3 sem. hrs. An examination of moral issues that arise in medicine, focusing on topics such as euthanasia, genetic interventions, medical research involving vulnerable subjects, and the distribution of medical resources.
  
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    PHIL 4333 - Environmental Ethics

    3 sem. hrs. An examination of our ethical obligations with respect to animals, plants, and environmental systems, and of the foundations of environmental law and policy.
  
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    PHIL 4335 - Moral Philosophy

    3 sem. hrs. lecture A study of moral theories, and of moral issues such as whether morality is subjective, whether there are moral facts, and the justification of practices such as capital punishment and abortion.
  
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    PHIL 4336 - Advanced Seminar in Philosophy

    3 sem. hrs. In-depth exploration of philosophical topics, designed for philosophy majors, with emphasis on student research and presentations.

     


  
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    PHIL 4337 - Philosophy of Language

    3 sem. hrs. lecture A philosophical investigation into the nature of language. Topics include meaning, truth, theories of mediated reference, theories of direct reference, and speech acts.
  
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    PHIL 4390 - Topics in Philosophy

    3 sem. hrs. Study of important philosophical themes and figures. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Topics may include, for example, Minds and Machines, Eastern Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Environmental Ethics, American Philosophy, and Moral Issues in Contemporary Medicine.
  
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    PHIL 4396 - Directed Individual Study

    1‑3 sem. hrs. See College description. Offered on application.

Physics

  
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    PHYS 1401 - General Physics I

    4 sem. hrs. (3:3) Introduction to Newtonian physics. Topics include Aristotelian physics and its overthrow, Newton’s laws of motion and gravitation, and the motion of particles, rigid bodies and fluids. The idea of the universe as a law-governed system will be developed. Laboratory activities provide introduction to empirical methods in science. Prerequisite:   or placement beyond MATH 1314.  Corequisite:  SMTE 0095 - Physics Laboratory Safety Seminar   - Required every semester for lab-based courses.  The Safety Seminar must be completed before the Census Date of the semester to participate in the lab portion of this course. TCCNS Equivalent: PHYS 1401
    This course counts toward the natural science component of University Core Curriculum.Offered every Fall, Spring, Summer.

  
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    PHYS 1402 - General Physics II

    4 sem. hrs. (3:3) Introduction to oscillatory and wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism. The classical theory of fields will be used to study electric and magnetic phenomena, including light, and their role in modern technology. Laboratory activities provide introduction to empirical methods in science. Prerequisite:   or placement beyond MATH 1314, and   or  .  Corequisite:  SMTE 0095 - Physics Laboratory Safety Seminar   - Required every semester for lab-based courses.  The Safety Seminar must be completed before the Census Date of the semester to participate in the lab portion of this course. TCCNS Equivalent: PHYS 1402
    This course counts toward the natural science component of University Core Curriculum.Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

  
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    PHYS 2425 - University Physics I

    4 sem. hrs. (3:3) A calculus based introduction to Newtonian physics. Topics include Aristotelian physics and its overthrow, Newton’s laws of motion and gravitation, and the motion of particles, rigid bodies, and fluids. The idea of the universe as a law-governed system will be developed. Laboratory activities provide introduction to empirical methods in science. Prerequisite:   or placement beyond MATH 2413.  Corequisite:  SMTE 0095 - Physics Laboratory Safety Seminar   - Required every semester for lab-based courses.  The Safety Seminar must be completed before the Census Date of the semester to participate in the lab portion of this course. TCCNS Equivalent: PHYS 2425
    This course counts toward the natural science component of University Core Curriculum.Offered every Fall, Spring, Summer.

  
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    PHYS 2426 - University Physics II

    4 sem. hrs. (3:3) Calculus based introduction to oscillatory and wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism. The classical theory of fields will be used to study electric and magnetic phenomena, including light, and their role in modern technology. Prerequisites:   and   (or placement beyond MATH 2414).  Corequisite:  SMTE 0095 - Physics Laboratory Safety Seminar   - Required every semester for lab-based courses.  The Safety Seminar must be completed before the Census Date of the semester to participate in the lab portion of this course. TCCNS Equivalent: PHYS 2426
    This course counts toward the natural science component of University Core Curriculum.Offered every Fall, Spring, Summer.

  
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    PHYS 3331 - Mechanics I

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Fundamentals of classical mechanics. Topics include particle dynamics in one, two and three dimensions: conservation laws; dynamics of a system of particles; motion of rigid bodies; central force problems; accelerating coordinate systems; Newton’s theory of gravitation; Lagrange’s and Hamilton’s formulations of classical mechanics.

    This course is offered through the Texas Physics Consortium (TPC).  See their website (http://www.tarleton.edu/tpc/) for details. Prerequisite:

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    Offered every Fall.

  
  
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    PHYS 3333 - Thermodynamics

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Concept of temperature, equations of state; the first and the second law of thermodynamics; entropy; change of phase; the thermodynamics functions.

    This course is offered through the Texas Physics Consortium (TPC).  See their website (http://www.tarleton.edu/tpc/) for details. Prerequisite: PHYS 2426 - University Physics II  Corequisite: MATH 2415 - Calculus III   


    Offered every Fall.

  
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    PHYS 3334 - Modern Physics I

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) A course in special relativity and elementary quantum mechanics. Topics include relativistic description of space-time, relativistic energy and momentum, the uncertainty principle, Schrödinger’s equation, observables and operators, bound states, potential barriers, and the quantum description of the hydrogen atom.

    This course is offered through the Texas Physics Consortium (TPC).  See their website (http://www.tarleton.edu/tpc/) for details. Prerequisite: PHYS 2426  . Corequisite: MATH 3315 .


    Offered every Fall, Spring.

  
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    PHYS 3490 - Selected Topics

    1-4 sem. hrs. Subject materials will be chosen from Electromagnetic Field Theory, Thermodynamics, Mathematical Methods of Physics, Waves and Optics, Advanced Modern Physics, Quantum Theory, Computational Physics, Geophysics, Environmental Physics and Medical Physics. May be repeated for credit if topics selected are different.

    This course will be used for upper-level physics electives offered from other Texas Physics Consortium (TPC) schools.  See their website (http://www.tarleton.edu/tpc/) for details. Prerequisites vary.  Instructor’s permission required.


    Offered every Fall, Spring.

  
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    PHYS 4161 - Physics Research Project

    1 sem. hrs. (1:0) The first half of a two semester sequence. The student will work with a faculty member to develop and conduct a senior research project including a search of the relevant literature and presentation of the proposed research idea.

    This course is offered through the Texas Physics Consortium (TPC).  See their website (http://www.tarleton.edu/tpc/) for details. Prerequisite:  PHYS 3334 - Modern Physics I   


    Offered every Fall.

  
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    PHYS 4162 - Physics Research Seminar

    1 sem. hrs. (1:0) The second half of a two semester sequence. The student will work with a faculty member to conduct a senior research project including giving an oral presentation of the final results and writing up the results in a form suitable for publication.

    This course is offered through the Texas Physics Consortium (TPC).  See their website (http://www.tarleton.edu/tpc/) for details. Prerequisite:  PHYS 4161 - Physics Research Project   


    Offered every Spring.

  
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    PHYS 4330 - Mathematical Methods for Physicists

    3 sem. hrs. (3:0) Mathematical techniques from the following areas: infinite series; integral transforming; applications of complex variables; vectors, matrices, and tensors; special functions; partial differential equations; Green’s functions; perturbation theory; integral equations; calculus of variations; and groups and group representatives.

    This course offered through the Texas Physics Consortium (TPC).  See their website (http://www.tarleton.edu/tpc/) for details. Corequisite: MATH 3315 - Differential Equations .


    Offered every Spring.

  
  
  
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    PHYS 4340 - Advanced Physics Lab

    3 sem. hrs. (2:3) A laboratory course focusing on experimental design, advanced data analysis and reduction, and experimental laboratory techniques and instrumentation. Experiments will be drawn from a variety of physics areas.

    This course is offered through the Texas Physics Consortium (TPC).  See their website (http://www.tarleton.edu/tpc/) for details. Corequisite:  PHYS 3334 - Modern Physics I .  Corequisite:  SMTE 0095 - Physics Laboratory Safety Seminar -Required every semester for lab-based courses.  The Safety Seminar must be completed before the Census Date of the semester to participate in the lab portion of this course.


    Offered every Spring.

    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $50

  
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    PHYS 4496 - Directed Independent Study

    1-4 sem. hrs. Requires a formal proposal of study to be completed in advance of registration and to be approved by the supervising faculty, the Chairperson, and the Dean of the College.
    Offered upon sufficient demand.


Political Science

  
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    POLS 2305 - U.S. Government and Politics

    3 sem. hrs. A basic survey of American government, including fundamental political institutions, with special attention to the United States and Texas Constitutions. TCCNS Equivalent: GOVT 2305
    Meets the University core requirement and the Texas state statutory requirement for U.S. and Texas constitutions

    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100; Distance Education Fee $50
  
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    POLS 2306 - State and Local Government

    3 sem. hrs. The politics, government, and administration of American states, counties, cities, and special districts, with special emphasis on Texas. TCCNS Equivalent: GOVT 2306
    Meets the University core requirement and the Texas state statutory requirement for U.S. and Texas constitutions

  
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    POLS 3303 - Contemporary Political Analysis

    3 sem. hrs. Analysis of current problems in national and international politics. Emphasis is on methods of analysis, particularly the use of computers. Includes a segment on career opportunities for political science majors.
  
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    POLS 3311 - Women and Politics

    3 sem. hrs. The course will examine public policies affecting women, political participation, women in public office, and political attitudes of women.
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $50
  
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    POLS 3312 - Campaigns and Elections

    3 sem. hrs. A survey of the literature on campaigns and elections including theories of voter choice; effects of mass media and campaign finance regulations on the conduct and outcome of elections; effects of elections on policy; emphasis on U.S. national elections.
  
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    POLS 3313 - The Legislative Process

    3 sem. hrs. Survey and description of the legislative process in the United States Congress with relevant comparisons to practices within the several states and foreign nations. Emphasis upon the law‑making process explained in terms of structure, participants, groups, associations and power relationships.
  
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    POLS 3314 - Public Opinion

    3 sem. hrs. An analysis of the kinds and distributions of opinions and attitudes in the mass public and the effects of those opinions on activities of policy makers, with special attention to problems of linking public opinion to public policy.

     


  
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    POLS 3315 - Political Parties

    3 sem. hrs. Organization, history, and activities of political parties and functions they serve in national, state, and local politics in the United States and elsewhere.
  
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    POLS 3316 - The American Presidency

    3 sem. hrs. A study of the federal executive branch with an emphasis upon the American Presidency with its relationships to other American political institutions and processes. Suggested background POLS 2305.
  
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    POLS 3317 - Judicial Politics

    3 sem. hrs. This course examines the political factors that influence judicial selection, decision-making and the policy-making role of courts. Furthermore, attention is directed at the impact of court decisions and the structure of the judiciary.
  
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    POLS 3318 - Interest Groups

    3 sem. hrs. lecture Role of interest groups in politics: types of groups and resources; internal dynamics; group strategies/tactics (including PACs); forms of indirect and direct lobbying; influence of groups in the political arena.
  
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    POLS 3319 - Religion and Politics

    3 sem. hrs. The course will examine the intersection of religion and politics historically and during contemporary times with an emphasis on beliefs, behaviors, institutions, and policies.
  
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    POLS 3321 - Comparative Politics

    3 sem. hrs. Concepts, theories and analytical frameworks for comparing different types of political systems around the world. Emphasis is placed on learning about different political systems and using the comparative method to evaluate and develop a richer understanding of politics, political culture, political behavior, and political institutions.
  
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    POLS 3331 - International Relations

    3 sem. hrs. Examination of the structure and function of the international system focusing on the power relationships among states, international organizations, and the critical issues animating contemporary international relations.
  
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    POLS 3341 - Introduction to Public Administration

    3 sem. hrs. Study of organization and management theories and practices of public administration affecting federal and subnational governments. Bureaucratic structures and procedures will be examined for their effects on policy, program development and evaluation.
  
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    POLS 3342 - Introduction to Public Policy

    3 sem. hrs. A survey of the policy process in the United States. The course will examine factors affecting the development, implementation and impact of public policies as well as a discussion of policy alternatives and controversies.
  
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    POLS 3343 - Bureaucracy

    3 sem. hrs. lecture Examines the concept of the political role of the bureaucracy and the impact of other government institutions on bureaucratic structures, functions and behavior. The role of bureaucracy in public policy making and the influence of politics on implementation is analyzed.
  
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    POLS 3351 - U.S. Constitution and Federalism

    3 sem. hrs. The course will examine the development of the U.S. Constitution since 1789 through legal decisions and interpretations. The development, evolution, and interpretations of federalism are also addressed. (Note: This course will complete the Texas Teacher Certification requirement in government for those who already have three semester hours in U.S. Government and need three additional semester hours that include the government and constitution of Texas.)
  
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    POLS 3361 - Western Political Theory

    3 sem. hrs. The fundamental concepts and problems of political theory, as viewed by the major classical philosophers and contemporary theorists, including justice, power, authority, obligation, freedom, equality.
  
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    POLS 3365 - Political Theory and Ideologies

    3 sem. hrs. Major 19th and 20th‑Century political theorists and ideological movements. Includes a review of capitalism, socialism, fascism, and liberalism.
  
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    POLS 4303 - Seminar in Political Science

    3 sem. hrs. Capstone course for political science majors, examines significant developments and issue in American politics as they are addressed in the professional literature of political science. Offers the opportunity of an intensive study of as selected topic. Emphasis on supervised research on selected topic. Prerequisite: POLS 3303 .
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $50
  
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    POLS 4311 - Urban Politics

    3 sem. hrs. The institutions, political processes and policy issues of urban areas of the United States.
  
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    POLS 4312 - Government Budgeting and Finance

    3 sem. hrs. Study of the politics and processes of governmental budgeting at local, state, and federal levels with emphasis on the interrelatedness of governmental units through budgeting.
  
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    POLS 4314 - Media and Politics

    3 sem. hrs. Impact of mass media coverage on American political institutions, the election process, and public opinion in general and the appropriate role of media and news in a society.
  
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    POLS 4315 - Mexican American Politics

    3 sem. hrs. Analysis of Mexican Americans in the American political system. Topics of inquiry include contemporary problems, political action, political participation, social policy, and political organization. Comparisons will be made between Mexican Americans and other Latino groups.
  
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    POLS 4320 - The Politics of the European Union

    3 sem. hrs. Examination of the institutional, economic and political forces that led to the creation and development of the European Union. Emphasis on the impact the European Union has had on world affairs.
  
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    POLS 4321 - Comparative Politics of Developing Nations

    3 sem. hrs. lecture Analysis of contemporary issues within and amongst developing nations. Examines various institutions, political processes, and public policy debates in some or all of the following regions: Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, or Asia.
  
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    POLS 4322 - Transitions to Democracy

    3 sem. hrs. Analysis of transitions to democracy from authoritarian rule. Various stages of the transition process and theories of democratization are assessed. Emphasis will be placed on “third wave” transitions to democracy.
  
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    POLS 4325 - Politics in Latin America

    3 sem. hrs. Latin American governments and politics as related to such topical problems and processes as land reform and expropriation.
  
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    POLS 4327 - The Politics of War

    3 sem. hrs. This course will examine the politics of war from ancient times to the present. Included in this survey are great generals and military strategists, from Sun Tzu to Napoleon to generals of the American Civil War. Students will study concepts of international law, the law of nations, and the laws of war. The course further examines military strategy and tactics of the 20th century.
  
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    POLS 4361 - American Political Thought

    3 sem. hrs. A survey of the major developments in American political thought from the Colonial period to the present, followed by an analysis of important recent theoretical developments in American political thought.
  
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    POLS 4390 - Topics in Political Science

    3 sem. hrs. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $50
  
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    POLS 4396 - Directed Individual Study

    1‑3 sem. hrs. See College description. Offered on application.

Psychology

  
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    PSYC 2301 - General Psychology

    3 sem. hrs. An introduction to the fundamental concepts and theories in psychology. Topics include biological processes, development, learning, personality, abnormal behavior, therapy, and social interactions. TCCNS Equivalent: PSYC 2301
    This course satisfies the University core requirement in social science.

    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    PSYC 2314 - Lifespan Developmental Psychology

    3 sem. hrs. The study of normal physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development from infancy to late adulthood. TCCNS Equivalent: PSYC 2314
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    PSYC 2319 - Social Psychology

    3 sem. hrs. The scientific study of how a person’s thoughts and behavior are influenced by others. Topics will include social cognition, attitudes, persuasion, interpersonal relationships, and group behavior. (Credit may not be given for both this course and SOCI 2326.) TCCNS Equivalent: PSYC 2319/SOCI 2326
  
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    PSYC 3325 - Close Relationships

    3 sem. hrs. This course is designed as an overview to the field of close relationships. The major theories of close relationships will be emphasized, including examinations of evolutionary, attachment, interdependence, and cognitive approaches. Additional topics include attraction, relationship development and maintenance, infidelity, and relationship violence.
  
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    PSYC 3335 - Forensic Psychology

    3 sem. hrs. This course examines the relationship between the practice of psychology and the functioning of the legal system. The course surveys many aspects of clinical forensic psychology, including assessment, treatment, and consultation services.
  
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    PSYC 3342 - Cognitive Psychology

    3 sem. hrs. A survey of current research and theory in the field of human cognition, emphasizing the information processing model. Topics include attention, memory, language, and problem solving. Prerequisite: PSYC 3411.
  
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    PSYC 3343 - Learning and Behavior

    3 sem. hrs. The study of the fundamental principles of learning through a consideration of theories and constructs, such as associations, reinforcement, punishment, generalization, discrimination, and modeling. Prerequisite: PSYC 3411.
  
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    PSYC 3346 - Psychology of Language

    3 sem. hrs. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the scientific study of language. This course will provide an introduction to theories of and approaches to language use, acquisition/development, knowledge, social interactive context, perception, disorders, and related cognitive and social processes.
  
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    PSYC 3360 - Health Psychology

    3 sem. hrs. This course will provide an overview of the field of health psychology, examining how psychological theories and research are applied to enhance health and well-being and to prevent and treat illness.
  
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    PSYC 3361 - Psychology of Personality

    3 sem. hrs. An introduction to major theories of personality. Personality processes and development are discussed from psychoanalytic, behavioral, humanistic, and other perspectives.
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    PSYC 3363 - Abnormal Psychology

    3 sem. hrs. An introduction to the study of abnormal behavior. Studies the etiology and characteristics of the major behavioral disorders, including current research findings and treatment practices. Competency in personality psychology, such as that obtained by completing PSYC 3361, is assumed for this course.
  
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    PSYC 3370 - Psychology of Religion

    3 sem. hrs. This course examines religious experience and behavior from a psychological perspective. Topics include historical and theoretical perspectives, development of religious beliefs across the lifespan, religious conversion, social and group experiences, and the varieties of religious belief.
  
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    PSYC 3374 - Human Sexuality

    3 sem. hrs. The study of human sexual behavior from a biological and psychosocial perspective. Emphasizes current research methods and findings.
  
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    PSYC 3375 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology

    3 sem. hrs. A survey of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies employed by clinical psychologists. The scientist-practitioner model is emphasized through the critical analysis of theories and empirical research that provide the foundation for determining effective treatments of mental disorders.
  
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    PSYC 3411 - Experimental Psychology

    4 sem. hrs. An introduction to the methods of scientific experimentation in psychology. Skills to critically analyze journal articles, design experiments, collect and analyze data, and write reports in APA style will be developed. Students are required to enroll in a laboratory section of this course. The laboratory component of this course offers applications of the principles discussed in the large lecture. Prerequisite: MATH 1442  or its equivalent.
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    PSYC 4309 - History and Systems of Psychology

    3 sem. hrs. An in-depth study of the development of modern psychology through an examination of major philosophic, scientific, and social-political antecedents. Contemporary positions are discussed within the context of broader theoretical frameworks.  Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of the instructor.  Must have completed 24 hours in PSYC.
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $75
  
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    PSYC 4332 - Cross-cultural Psychology

    3 sem. hrs. This course is designed to provide students with both a theoretical and a practical understanding of the effects of culture on human thinking, values, and behavior. As such, it is focused on the effects of culture on the nature and behavior of individuals, their adaptations to institutions and environments, and their relations with others within and outside their culture. Knowledge presented in the class is drawn from both qualitative and quantitative research.
  
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    PSYC 4344 - Drug Use and Abuse

    3 sem. hrs. Study of the physiological, psychological, and social effects of drug use and abuse. Following a review of basic neuroanatomy and pharmacology, the actions and known effects of specific drugs of use and abuse will be examined. Treatments and prevention issues related to substance abuse will also be discussed.
  
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    PSYC 4352 - Physiological Psychology

    3 sem. hrs. An introduction to the physiological mechanisms that underlie behavior with emphasis on the nervous, the endocrine and sensory systems. Prerequisite: PSYC 3411.
  
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    PSYC 4354 - Sensation and Perception

    3 sem. hrs. Basic sensory processes as they relate to the sensory experience and to the construction of our conception of physical reality. Prerequisite: PSYC 3411 .
    Billing Hours
    Distance Education Fee $100
  
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    PSYC 4367 - Gender Issues in Psychology

    3 sem. hrs. This course is designed to introduce the undergraduate student to the theoretical and empirical issues related to the psychology of gender. Both traditional and contemporary theories that focus on the unique aspects in the psychological development of women as well as men will be examined. Prerequisite: 12 credits or previous psychology course work or the permission of the instructor are required for entrance into this course.
  
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    PSYC 4372 - Psychological Testing

    3 sem. hrs. Statistical and research basis for test construction. Instruction in use of group and individual tests in intelligence, achievement, interest and personality. Understanding of individual measures in these areas. Prerequisite: MATH 1442 or its equivalent.
  
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    PSYC 4377 - Business and Industrial Psychology

    3 sem. hrs. Psychological principles applied to the understanding of problems in business and industry. Topics include personnel psychology, organizational psychology, and effects of the work environment.
  
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    PSYC 4390 - Topics in Psychology

    3 sem. hrs. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
  
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    PSYC 4395 - Undergraduate Research

    3 sem. hrs. A research project in psychology designed in consultation with a faculty director. The study is to be conducted by the student under the supervision and direction of the faculty member and may culminate in a formal report written in APA journal style. Offered by application.
 

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