Liberal Arts Management Courses

See the list below to view courses offered through these programs of study. Specific course offerings, including selected topics course titles and descriptions, can be viewed for fall, spring and summer terms.

Liberal Arts encompasses a broad range of courses. This listing represents courses that are not applied toward other SPCS majors, but individual degree requirements determine whether a specific class will count toward a degree or certificate.

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  • ACCT 300U Survey of Accounting Principles

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Analytical and interpretative approach to the study of financial and managerial accounting. Emphasizes effects of transactions on financial statements; interrelationships among financial statements; use of financial statements, cost accounting, and budgets for decision-making.

  • ACCT 301U Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Basic theory, concepts, and procedures necessary to develop and interpret publicly reported financial accounting data.

  • ACCT 302U Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Basic theory, concepts, and procedures necessary to develop and interpret managerial accounting data, including cost and budget information, and capital project evaluations, for managerial decision-making.

    Prerequisites

    ACCT 300U or ACCT 301U recommended.

  • ACCT 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ACCT 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ADED 200U Experiential Learning and Portfolio Preparation

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Exploration of experiential learning, portfolio assessment and other alternative methods of earning college credit. Students gain confidence in critical thinking, organizing, and writing and a clearer sense of educational goals. In preparation for submitting a portfolio, students learn how to identify and assess learning that has occurred outside of the classroom, develop a narrative, and document their learning. This class is required for students planning to request credit by portfolio assessment.

  • ADED 201U Portfolio Submission/Assessment

    Semester hours: 0

    Description

    For students who wish to seek credit for prior learning through the Portfolio program.

    Prerequisites

    ADED 200U

  • ADED 300U Knowledge Management - Methods of Learning and Thinking

    Semester hours: 6

    Description

    Exploring techniques of learning and developing access skills and opportunities for critical thinking.

  • ADED 301U Knowledge Management: Seminar Across the Disciplines I

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    ADED 301U develops advanced reading, writing, and research techniques, using a variety of disciplinary approaches. It will require students to read a range of primary and scholarly texts related to the content of the course, synthesizing them in assignments of varying medium, length, and purpose. It will also require them to locate, evaluate, and incorporate a wide range of research sources. Explicit writing instruction will be central to the course.

    Prerequisites

    ENGL 202U with a grade of 'C' or better.

  • ADED 302U Knowledge Management: Seminar Across the Disciplines II

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    ADED 302U builds upon the skills developed in ADED 301U, culminating with a significant research project. It will require students to read a range of primary and scholarly texts related to the content of the course, synthesizing them in assignments of varying medium, length, and purpose - including a research-driven essay and presentation. Explicit research instruction will be central to the course.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of ADED 301U with a grade of 'C' or better.

  • ADED 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ADED 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ADED 598U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ADED 599U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ANTH 315U Introduction to Physical Anthropology

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Combines research and data from biological and social sciences. Primarily concerned with human beings as biological entities and the relationship between human biology and culture. In addition to basic evolutionary theory and principles of biological inheritance, topics include hominid evolution, primate studies, biological and cultural adaptation to new and/or changing environments, and forensic anthropology. Current issues include cloning, DNA manipulation, Out of Africa vs. Multi-evolution theories, race as a cultural, non-biological construction.

  • ANTH 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ANTH 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ANTH 598U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ANTH 599U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ARCH 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ARCH 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ART 208U Techniques and Aesthetics of Photography

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Hands-on explanation of technical process involved with black and white photography from exposure to finished print with detailed instruction of processing and printing, classroom critique of students' and other professional work, and introduction to different types of photography. Students encouraged to express desires, emotions, and intentions visually through photographic medium.

  • ART 209U Photography as Art

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Basic black and white darkroom techniques emphasizing development of aesthetic sensibilities. History of photography through exposure to work of past and contemporary photographers.

  • ART 212U Art Appreciation

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Introduction to the arts, designed to broaden students' background.

  • ART 300U Color Photography

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Introduction to technical considerations and development of artistic expression with color materials. Student work discussed in context of larger aesthetic history of color photography. Focus placed on new media and electronic darkroom.

  • ART 301U Introduction to Photoshop

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    An introduction to using Photoshop as a digital darkroom and a powerful means of processing images using digital and traditional photography. Topics will include navigation and tools, selections and layer masks, history palette and history brush, file formats, color correction, digital zone system, and image resolution.

  • ART 315U Art of the Renaissance

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Italian and Northern Renaissance Art.

  • ART 329U Americans on the Move

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Course examines the patterns, meanings, causes and effects of migrations to and within America from the 17th century to the present. Among the topics covered are the 17th century European incursions into North America, the first westward movement in and from the Virginia colony, slavery and the Middle Passage, the great movement west following the Lewis and Clark expedition, the 'Trail of Tears,' the 'Great Migration' of African-Americans after the Civil War and in the 20th century, the displacement of Americans during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, the forced migration of Japanese Americans from their west coast homes during World War II, and the more recent movement of Americans to Sunbelt states, and as the result of natural disasters. The inspiration or other emotional impact of the arts -- plastic, literary, and performing -- on immigration and migration is an integral part of the course.

  • ART 347U The Age of Jefferson

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Comprehensive study of life and times of Thomas Jefferson including historical perspective of him as statesman, politician, and writer as well as study of him as architect and planner. Includes field trips to Monticello, University of Virginia, and Virginia State Capitol.

  • ART 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ART 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ART 518U The Gilded Age

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    The Gilded Age in American history was the modern United States' formative period. It was an exciting, exuberant, innovative, progressive, glittering era in which America was in the process of becoming a world power. But the Gilded Age was also an era of greed, guile, corruption, poverty, and inequality. Learn about the rise of America to global status, about the American artists of the period and their work, about the nation¿s urbanization and industrialization, about the new American millionaires, and about why Mark Twain called the era "gilded" rather than "golden."

  • ART 529U Americans on the Move

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Course examines the patterns, meanings, causes and effects of migrations to and within America from the 17th century to the present. Among the topics covered are the 17th century European incursions into North America, the first westward movement in and from the Virginia colony, slavery and the Middle Passage, the great movement west following the Lewis and Clark expedition, the 'Trail of Tears,' the 'Great Migration' of African-Americans after the Civil War and in the 20th century, the displacement of Americans during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, the forced migration of Japanese Americans from their west coast homes during World War II, and the more recent movement of Americans to Sunbelt states, and as the result of natural disasters. The inspiration or other emotional impact of the arts -- plastic, literary, and performing -- on immigration and migration is an integral part of the course.

  • ART 598U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ART 599U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ARTS 105U Art for Non-Majors: Introduction to Drawing

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    An introduction to drawing materials and techniques; the basics of two-dimensional design, including a brief introduction to color theory. The semester will culminate in the execution of a three-dimensional work of art. No previous experience will be assumed; a hands-on, lab-style course.

  • ARTS 115U Art for Non-Majors: Introduction to Painting

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Students will explore the traditional use of oil paints and techniques through both still life and abstract painting assignments. Lectures on art history, technical demonstrations. Some previous drawing experience is suggested; it is not required.

  • ARTS 126U Drawing Materials and Techniques

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Introduction for both beginners and more advanced students to explore a wide variety of drawing materials and techniques. The materials introduced will include graphite, charcoal, pastels, ink, conte, and silverpoint. Techniques covered will be hatching and cross-hatching, stippling, additive and subtractive drawing, working with washes, monoprinting and more. Students will work representationally for the majority of the semester. The objective is for students to explore a wide range of drawing possibilities as a means of expressing themselves visually.

  • ARTS 127U Watercolors

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Exploration of the use of traditional and experimental watercolor painting techniques. Landscape, still life, and architecture will serve as the subjects of the students' paintings. Students will also work on abstract and non-objective projects. Previous painting and drawing experience is not required. Effort and attendance are essential to the student¿s success.

  • ARTS 198U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-3

  • ARTS 305U Digital Photography

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    This course is designed as an introduction to creative digital photography as a fine art. Students will learn the basics of camera controls, exposure, lighting, and composition. The class will participate in discussions on the concept of a digital aesthetic. The software program Adobe Photoshop will be used as a digital darkroom preparing images to print. Topics will include digital adjustments and output along with digital printing. The genres of portraiture, nature, action, and landscape will be explored through hands-on assignments. A digital camera with manual adjustments for exposure is required.

  • ARTS 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • BIOL 221U Environmental Biology

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Humankind's position in and influence on ecosystems of world viewed biologically and physically.

  • BIOL 280U Human Anatomy with Lab

    Semester hours: 3.5

    Description

    Survey of basic human anatomy, with an emphasis on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.

    Prerequisites

    Departmental approval

  • BIOL 301U Environmental Ethics

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Examination of complexities of environmental relationships and issues including scientific knowledge, economic, political, social, and moral values within the U.S. and between countries of the world. Will explore alternative solutions to environmental problems from multiple perspectives through various value/moral systems.

  • BIOL 302U Global Sustainability

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Global Sustainability examines the twenty-five global issues that the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development has identified as the most critical global social, economic and environmental challenges that are driving global change. Having gained an understanding of these forces and how societies can adapt to become more sustainable, students learn how to develop approaches to address the challenges.

  • BIOL 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • BIOL 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • BIOL 502U Global Sustainability

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Global Sustainability examines the twenty-five global issues that the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development has identified as the most critical global social, economic and environmental challenges that are driving global change. Having gained an understanding of these forces and how societies can adapt to become more sustainable, students learn how to develop approaches to address the challenges.

  • BIOL 598U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • BIOL 599U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • CLAC 250U Spanish: Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum

    Semester hours: 1

    Description

    Students will be guided in their study and discussion of authentic Spanish materials relevant to materials in the primary course.

    Prerequisites

    Proficiency in Spanish or permission of instructor and registration in the course to which the CLAC section is connected or having taken the primary course in the past. Some exceptions might be made.

  • CLAC 550U Spanish: Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum

    Semester hours: 1

    Description

    Students will be guided in their study and discussion of authentic Spanish materials relevant to materials in the primary course.

    Prerequisites

    Proficiency in Spanish or permission of instructor and registration in the course to which the CLAC section is connected or having taken the primary course in the past. Some exceptions might be made.

  • ECON 201U Microeconomics

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Study of supply and demand, market structure, production, market failure (e.g., pollution), and benefits and costs of government intervention.

  • ECON 202U Macroeconomics

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Study of inflation, unemployment, GDP determination, money supply, balance of payments, currency markets, role of fiscal and monetary policies.

  • ECON 285U Teacher Summer Economics Institute

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Survey course designed to introduce classroom educators to the field of economics and economic thought. Introduction to both micro and macro principles, and the economic way of thinking. Topics include discussions on scarcity, supply and demand, economic growth, specialization and economic cooperation, interdependence and trade, employment and unemployment, prices, inflation and deflation, competitiveness and productivity, money and banking, and monetary policy. Instruction will also include hands-on sessions to allow participants to learn how to integrate economics into their classroom instruction.

  • ECON 377U Principles of Economics

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    A survey course which introduces students to the general economic principles that guide the nation's economy and influences HRM. Topics will include such things as inflation, exchange rates, consumer price index, and supply and demand. Focus will be placed on how economic variables influence such things as supply of labor, compensation, recruitment, and retention.

  • ECON 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ECON 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ECON 507U Labor Economics

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    A survey course that introduces students to the general economic principles that guide the nation's economy and influences HRM. Topics will include such things as inflation, exchange rates, consumer price index, and supply and demand. Focus will placed on how economic variables influence such things as supply of labor, compensation, recruitment, and retention.

  • ECON 598U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ECON 599U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ENGL 101U Strategic Reading and Writing

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    This course focuses on critical reading and writing, providing instruction in grammar and mechanics, organizational and paragraph development skills, rhetorical techniques, and basic research. It will provide a collaborative environment in which students will employ a range of comprehension strategies to a variety of assigned texts, and it will encourage students to approach writing as a process by requiring prewriting, editing, and revision. It will also introduce basic research skills.

  • ENGL 201U Critical Writing and Research I

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    This course focuses on academic writing, critical reading, and research. Throughout the semester, it will require students to write on a range of topics for a variety of purposes and audiences, emphasizing writing as a process. It will also introduce a broad array of texts that are intended to improve students' critical reading skills. Finally, it will include training in research and proper methods of documentation.

    Prerequisites

    Satisfactory ACCUPLACER score or completion of ENGL 101U with a grade of 'C' or better.

  • ENGL 202U Critical Writing and Research II

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    This course focuses on academic writing, critical reading, and research, building on the skills developed in ENGL 201U. Throughout the semester, it will require students to write essays of varying length and purpose, culminating in a research-driven persuasive essay. It will also introduce a broad array of cultural texts that are intended to improve students' critical reading and analytical skills. Finally, it will include additional training in research and documentation.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of ENGL 201U with a grade of 'C' or better.

  • ENGL 331U Twentieth-Century American Literature

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Development of literary form and thought from American experience.

    Prerequisites

    ADED 301U

  • ENGL 340U Black Women Writers

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Exploration of literary careers of Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison.

    Prerequisites

    ADED 301U

  • ENGL 344U Major Themes in Literature

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Study of fiction, poetry and drama with emphasis on basic literary themes of innocence and experiences, conformity and rebellion, love and hate, and presence of death.

    Prerequisites

    ADED 301U

  • ENGL 349U Tracking Contemporary Trickster

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Examines archetypal tricksters in literature, mythology, and cultural history in an effort to identify contemporary tricksters. Begins study with Hermes, Eshu, Coyote and more, then shifts to identifying potential contemporary tricksters from across the globe. Analysis of old media, like texts and the oral tradition, and new media, like film and social media, fleshes out characteristics of the trickster archetype as it applies to the modern age.

    Prerequisites

    ADED 301U

  • ENGL 354U The Global Short Story

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Covers the short story in a global context, examining the ways authors from a variety of eras and cultures have approached short fiction. From the dark romanticism of Hawthorne to the magical realism of Marquez - and many stops in between - the course features works with a broad range of themes, styles, and techniques, all to demonstrate the ways that short fiction has been a unique laboratory for literary experimentation and innovation. The course places an emphasis on class discussion.

    Prerequisites

    ADED 301U

  • ENGL 368U Creative Writing: Fiction

    Semester hours: 3

    Prerequisites

    ADED 301U

  • ENGL 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

    Prerequisites

    ADED 301U

  • ENGL 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

    Prerequisites

    BALA students: ADED 301U; BLA students: ENGL 203U.

  • ENGL 554U The Global Short Story

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Covers the short story in a global context, examining the ways authors from a variety of eras and cultures have approached short fiction. From the dark romanticism of Hawthorne to the magical realism of Marquez - and many stops in between - the course features works with a broad range of themes, styles, and techniques, all to demonstrate the ways that short fiction has been a unique laboratory for literary experimentation and innovation. The course places an emphasis on class discussion.

  • ENGL 598U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ENGL 599U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • FIN 360U Financial Management

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    The foundations and tools of finance, including examination of financial markets, investments, and financial management in large corporations, small businesses, and personal financial planning.

    Prerequisites

    MATH 103U or higher, and ACCT 301U or equivalent preparation in financial accounting are required. Statistics course also recommended; may be taken concurrently.

  • FIN 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 3

  • FIN 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • GEOG 201U World Geography

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Study of world by regions, with emphasis on cultural differences among nations.

  • GEOG 202U Introduction to Geo-Politics

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Current and emerging issues at the confluence of geography and international relations are examined. Emphasis on areas in transition or which pose a threat to global peace. Issues covered are globalization, terrorism, fundamentalism, multi-lateral organizations, modern warfare, economic development, and cultural and ethnic conflict.

  • GEOG 215U Urban Geography

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Global pattern of increased urbanization and the features and structure of selected major cities are examined. Contrasts differences between cities in richer vs. poorer countries. Issues may include: overcrowding, slums and urban poverty, mass transportation, traffic congestion, segregation, environmental problems, culture, urban planning, gentrification, and urban sprawl.

  • GEOG 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • GEOL 322U The Global Impact of Climate Change

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Rapid climate change is causing an increase in the temperature of the atmosphere and oceans. This is a truly global problem that requires international research and collaboration to resolve. The USA is a major producer of the atmospheric "greenhouse" gases that make a significant contribution to this global "anthropogenic" warming. Students investigate the global environmental impact of anthropogenic climate change, explore the science that explains our observations, and are challenged to find solutions that offset the impact of climate change on poor, marginalized and at-risk communities around the world.

  • GEOL 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • GEOL 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • GEOL 522U Global Impact of Climate Change

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Rapid climate change is causing an increase in the temperature of the atmosphere and oceans. This is a truly global problem that requires international research and collaboration to resolve. The USA is a major producer of the atmospheric "greenhouse" gases that make a significant contribution to this global "anthropogenic" warming. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the global environmental impact of anthropogenic climate change, and to challenge students to think about the possible impact of the way we live in the USA on poor, marginalized and at risk communities around the world.

  • GEOL 598U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • GEOL 599U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • GSCI 301U The Role of Science and Technology in Shaping the Modern Era

    Semester hours: 6

    Description

    The opportunities and perils of scientific inquiry.

  • GSCI 302U Great Ideas in Science

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    This course is designed for non-science majors. The non-technical course integrates and focuses on major events of biology, chemistry, and physics that have shaped the course of science through the centuries. The idea behind each major advance is treated in its historic context, with special attention to its importance in mankind's understanding of the nature of the universe. Everyday examples will be incorporated in the course to help students understand the relationship between individuals and the natural world.

  • GSCI 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • GSCI 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • HCA 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 3

  • HIST 300U Women and the American Experience

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Survey of unique experience of women in history of U.S. from colonial times to present; attitudes held by and toward them; varied roles they have played in nation's development.

  • HIST 301U Women in European Civilization

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    In-depth study of place of women in European civilization and how ideas, institutions and practices of civilization determined and/or changed that place.

  • HIST 305U Richmond Across the Centuries

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Survey of history of city of Richmond as it developed between 1660 and 1960.

  • HIST 312U Great Issues in American History

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Introductory course explores three central issues in American history: revolution and formation of constitutional government, causes of Civil War and process of Reconstruction; and rise of United States to role of world power.

  • HIST 315U Great Disasters and Their Impact in the History of the U.S.: 1861 to the Present

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Certain terrible catastrophes/disasters that America has suffered from 1861 to the present have had particularly strong influences on the nation. This course examines several such events, their impact, and how and why that impact took shape as it did. The role of presentation of the disasters through media, literature, government action, and especially the arts will be analyzed.

  • HIST 320U Virginia History

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Social, cultural, and political history of Virginia from Colonial period to present.

  • HIST 321U Moments in Time I: World History

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Using important events in world history, the course explores both content and method of historical study. Generally following the underlying teaching principle of the public radio program 'A Moment in Time' allows students to examine events in their historical context and take first steps toward becoming historians.

  • HIST 322U Moments in Time II: History of the Americas

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Using important events in the history of the Americas, the course explores both content and method of historical study. Generally following the underlying teaching principle of the public radio program 'A Moment in Time' allows students to examine significant events in the Americas in their historical context.

  • HIST 323U Westward Ho!

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Forging westward was part of American experience from colonial times. Examines causes, course, and results of drive West through events and developments including Lewis & Clark's Expedition, Manifest Destiny, Gold Rush, railway building, and conflict with Indian tribes. Popular literature on West and classic Westerns used to assess commonly held views of Americans on the Great West.

  • HIST 329U Americans on the Move

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Course examines the patterns, meanings, causes and effects of migrations to and within America from the 17th century to the present. Among the topics covered are the 17th century European incursions into North America, the first westward movement in and from the Virginia colony, slavery and the Middle Passage, the great movement west following the Lewis and Clark expedition, the 'Trail of Tears,' the 'Great Migration' of African-Americans after the Civil War and in the 20th century, the displacement of Americans during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, the forced migration of Japanese Americans from their west coast homes during World War II, and the more recent movement of Americans to Sunbelt states, and as the result of natural disasters. The inspiration or other emotional impact of the arts -- plastic, literary, and performing -- on immigration and migration is an integral part of the course.

  • HIST 330U Road to the Presidency

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    The process of selecting an American president provides a window through which one can explore the political, social, cultural, and economic climate of the nation. By studying how the process was constructed and how that process has changed over time, in the context of specific noteworthy elections, memorable elements of the electoral process that have impacted presidential elections becomes apparent.

  • HIST 337U Tudor England

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Political, institutional, social, and cultural study emphasizing reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.

  • HIST 338U Stuart England

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Emphasis on conflict between Stuarts and Parliament. Cromwell and the Civil War, the Restoration and Revolutionary settlement.

  • HIST 345U The History of Ideas

    Semester hours: 6

    Description

    Exploring the intellectual development within the western tradition.

  • HIST 347U The Age of Jefferson

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Comprehensive study of life and times of Thomas Jefferson including historical perspective of him as statesman, politician, and writer as well as study of him as architect and planner. Includes field trips to Monticello, University of Virginia, and Virginia State Capitol.

  • HIST 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • HIST 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • HIST 515U Great Disasters and Their Impact in the History of the U.S.: 1861 to the Present

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Certain terrible catastrophes/disasters that America has suffered from 1861 to the present have had particularly strong influences on the nation. This course examines several such events, their impact, and how and why that impact took shape as it did. The role of presentation of the disasters through media, literature, government action, and especially the arts will be analyzed.

  • HIST 522U Moments in Time II: History of the Americas

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Using important events in the history of the Americas, the course explores both content and method of historical study. Generally following the underlying teaching principle of the public radio program 'A Moment in Time' allows students to examine significant events in the Americas in their historical context.

  • HIST 529U Americans on the Move

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Course examines the patterns, meanings, causes and effects of migrations to and within America from the 17th century to the present. Among the topics covered are the 17th century European incursions into North America, the first westward movement in and from the Virginia colony, slavery and the Middle Passage, the great movement west following the Lewis and Clark expedition, the 'Trail of Tears,' the 'Great Migration' of African-Americans after the Civil War and in the 20th century, the displacement of Americans during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, the forced migration of Japanese Americans from their west coast homes during World War II, and the more recent movement of Americans to Sunbelt states, and as the result of natural disasters. The inspiration or other emotional impact of the arts -- plastic, literary, and performing -- on immigration and migration is an integral part of the course.

  • HIST 537U Tudor England

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Political, institutional, social and cultural study emphasizing the reigns of Henry VII and Elizabeth I.

  • HIST 538U Stuart England

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Emphasis on conflict between Stuarts and Parliament, Cromwell and the Civil War, the Restoration and Revolutionary settlement.

  • HIST 547U The Age of Jefferson

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Comprehensive study of the life and times of Thomas Jefferson, including historical perspective of Jefferson as statesman, politician, writer, architect and planner. Use of primary sources is emphasized in the course. Includes field trips to Monticello, University of Virginia, and Virginia State Capitol.

  • HIST 548U Questions of Conscience: Teaching about the Holocaust and Genocide

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    The course is designed to educate middle and high school teachers in Holocaust and genocide. It provides excellent tools necessary to teach such sensitive subjects to students. The course addresses many sections of the Virginia Standards of Learning for history, English, civics, economics, biology, art and music. Teachers will have the opportunity to delve into a wider range of topics, from the History of anti-Semitism, the Rise of Hitler and the Nazis, to Defining Genocide in the Contemporary Era.

  • HIST 598U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • HIST 599U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • HUM 300U Applied Ethics

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Examination of ethical choices, omissions, dilemmas and crises faced by individuals and organizations in the nonprofit, government, corporate, media, technology, environmental, and sports sectors. Use of ethics theories and the law as a framework to analyze case studies. This course will foster skills in ethical reasoning by encouraging students to analyze critically the consequences of individual and collective actions.

    Prerequisites

    ENGL 201U

  • HUM 313U Career and Life Development

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Exploration of adult development and career topics to help students better understand how to successfully plan their lives. Focuses on stages of adulthood and transitions, skills assessments, career management strategies, life balance, and goal setting.

  • HUM 346U The History of Human Expression

    Semester hours: 6

    Description

    Examination of the arts in their wide variety: visual, literary, plastic and melodic.

  • HUM 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • HUM 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • HUM 598U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • HUM 599U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • IDST 301U The Realm of Ideas I: Context and Chronology

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    An introduction to selected major ideas in ancient and modern world history, including philosophies, systems of belief, political ideologies, and concepts of social order; institutions through which the ideas have been manifested and implemented; methodologies used in the academic disciplines examined.

  • IDST 302U The Realm of Ideas II: Self, Society and Science

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    An introduction for liberal arts majors to important ideas in selected modern natural and social sciences, and methodologies used in their study and application.

  • IDST 303U The Realm of Ideas III: Human Expression

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    An introduction for Liberal Arts majors to important themes in selected significant movements in world literatures and arts; the methodologies used in their study and application.

  • IDST 304U Understanding Culture and Language I

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Understanding Language and Culture I is designed to offer students an examination of the importance of language as the most critical component of a peoples' common culture and the key to understanding it. In the context of our pluralistic American society and the rapid globalization taking place in today's world such understanding of the relationship between language and the perspectives, practices, and products of cultures is increasingly important politically, economically, and socially.

  • IDST 305U Understanding Culture and Language II

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Understanding Language and Culture II is designed to offer students an examination of the importance of language as the most critical component of a peoples' common culture and the key to understanding it. In the context of our pluralistic American society and the rapid globalization taking place in today's world such understanding of the relationship between language and the perspectives, practices, and products of cultures is increasingly important politically, economically, and socially.

  • IDST 306U Understanding Culture and Language

    Semester hours: 6

    Description

    Understanding Language and Culture is designed to offer students an examination of the importance of language as the most critical component of a peoples' common culture and the key to understanding it. In the context of our pluralistic American society and the rapid globalization taking place in today's world such understanding of the relationship between language and the perspectives, practices, and products of cultures is increasingly important politically, economically, and socially.

  • IDST 310U The Examined Life

    Semester hours: 6

    Description

    Exploring human behavior and the uniqueness of the human condition.

  • IDST 395U The Realm of Ideas IV: Capstone Seminar for Liberal Arts Majors

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    The capstone seminar for the Liberal Arts major: The culminating academic experience for liberal arts majors; emphasis on demonstrating through a substantive paper understanding of the connections among the liberal arts; also emphasis on relevant experiential learning opportunities.

    Prerequisites

    IDST 303U

  • IDST 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • IDST 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • IDST 495U Capstone Course: Senior Seminar

    Semester hours: 6

    Description

    Capstone course for Weekend College.

  • IDST 598U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • IDST 599U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • ISTY 301U Understanding the Global Village

    Semester hours: 6

    Description

    Interdisciplinary course focusing on the trends in an increasingly interdependent yet fragmented world.

  • ISTY 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • JOUR 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • JOUR 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • LDSP 200U Introduction to Leadership Studies

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Introduction to history and theory of leadership, to critical thinking and methods of inquiry as they bear on subject of leadership, to ethics of leadership, to basic leadership competencies, to relevant leadership contexts, and to leading groups and individuals.

  • LDSP 278U Communication in Leadership

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Applied course to aid in the personal development of listening, writing, and speaking skills. Examination of leadership communication in organizational, group, and public contexts. Students will analyze their personal leadership styles and develop leadership communication skills through team projects and classroom exercises.

    Prerequisites

    LDSP 200U.

  • LDSP 302U Leadership and Ethical Action and the Law

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Examines current ethical issues such as privacy, legal dilemmas, work place ethics, and trends in corporate and governmental ethics. Applied ethics course where students will attempt to resolve ethical dilemmas faced by leaders in specific situations common to various work place environments. Focus on understanding ethical meanings, contexts, paradigms, and models associated with executive decision making. Emphasizes critical thinking, and oral and written communication skills as students read, analyze, debate in small groups, and make formal presentations.

    Prerequisites

    LDSP 200U.

  • LDSP 310U Leadership and Ethical Decision Making

    Semester hours: 6

    Description

    Role of leader in commerce and service is examined.

  • LDSP 348U Leadership, Conflict Management and Group Dynamics

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Examines the factors that contribute to the performance of effective groups. This includes exploring the kinds of interactions and human experiences typical in organizations and groups, how those interactions and experiences can facilitate achieving collective ends, and how they can impede accomplishing those ends. In addition, the causes of conflict and conflict-resolution strategies are covered via experiential exercises and research projects.

    Prerequisites

    LDSP 200U.

  • LDSP 358U Historical Perspective of Leadership

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Analyzes leadership through the centuries by examining well-known leaders throughout history. Discusses the evolution of leadership thought through the ages. In addition, the role of long-term social, political, economic forces will be examined. Emphasis will be on application to actual leaders within their respective contexts.

    Prerequisites

    LDSP 200U.

  • LDSP 368U Leadership in the Global Environment

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Explores leadership within a global context weighing issues such as culture, laws, language, and other differences. This course provides practical insights into leadership in the global environment. Topics covered include an analysis of global leading across cultures in modern societies.

    Prerequisites

    ENGL 201U

  • LDSP 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 3

  • LDSP 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • LDSP 478U Strategic Thinking for Leaders

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Provides the necessary skills for the individual to begin thinking more strategically about their respective industries. This course provides an understanding of how strategic thinking relates to design, planning and implementation of strategies and tactics meant to accomplish the organization's goals and objectives.

    Prerequisites

    LDSP 200U.

  • LDSP 499U Post-Baccalaureate Practicum

    Semester hours: 1

    Description

    This practicum is an integrated directed study in the subject of the certificate program. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students will explore a common theme present in three or more of their courses through preparation of either a professionally significant project or a major paper suitable for professional use under the supervision of a faculty member.

  • MATH 103U Finite Mathematics

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Logical thinking and problem-solving using sets, logic, numeration and mathematical systems, real number system, algebra, counting methods.

    Prerequisites

    ENGL 201U (may be taken concurrently) or equivalent

  • MATH 105U Foundations of Mathematics

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Fundamentals of algebraic and geometric methods supporting data analysis for decision-making in social sciences, life sciences, and business. Course builds on material presented in MATH 103U including algebra, geometry and basic statistics.

    Prerequisites

    MATH 103U or higher

  • MATH 140U Algebra with Applications

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Sets, functions, exponents, logarithms, matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, inequalities, binomial theorems, sequences, series, complex numbers and linear programming.

    Prerequisites

    Departmental approval required.

  • MATH 150U Pre-calculus and Trigonometry

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Concepts and applications of algebra and trigonometry. Topics include graphics, transformations and inverses of functions, linear, exponential, logarithmic, power, polynomial, rational and trigonometric functions.

    Prerequisites

    College algebra or departmental permission.

  • MATH 265U Applied Statistics

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Fundamentals of statistical methods supporting data analysis for decision-making in social sciences, life sciences, and business. Descriptive statistics measuring central tendency and dispersion, basic probability, random variables, sampling distributions and statistical inference, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation.

    Prerequisites

    MATH 103U or higher recommended.

  • MATH 270U Applied Calculus

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Course content includes limits, continuity, differentiation, partial differentiation and integration of single and multi-variable functions with applications to managerial, life and social sciences.

    Prerequisites

    Pre-calculus or permission of the instructor.

  • MATH 300U Critical Thinking and Analysis

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data for decision-making in the business, law, governmental, and non-profit sectors. Application of common algebra, statistics, and basic calculus to solve common classes of problems.

    Prerequisites

    MATH 103U, Finite Mathematics, or college algebra or higher.

  • MATH 307U Quantitative Methods in Social Science

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    This course introduces the skills needed in order to analyze data pertaining to the HRM field such as retention patterns, compensation differences, performance measurements, etc. Topics covered will include descriptive statistics as well as regression and analysis of variance. Focus will be placed on finding answers to HRM questions and problems using a quantitative approach.

  • MATH 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • MATH 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • MGMT 341U Principles of Management

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Fundamentals of management emphasizing application of scientific methods to solution of business problems; illustrations from various types of organizations, including manufacturing and service industries, government, charitable, and other social institutions.

  • MGMT 342U Managing Business Processes

    Semester hours: 4

    Description

    Analysis, design, control, and improvement of business processes producing goods and services in business, legal, government, and non-profit organizations. Quantitative metrics and models to analyze operations, plan capacity, manage bottlenecks, and improve process flow rates for improved financial results. Cases and problems in process analysis, statistical process control, inventory, waiting lines, lean operations.

    Prerequisites

    MATH 103U (finite math) or higher.

  • MGMT 345U Business Literacy

    Semester hours: 6

    Description

    Providing an overview of the issues facing those involved in domestic and international commerce.

  • MGMT 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • MGMT 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • MKT 321U Marketing

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Activities by which the planning and exchange of ideas, goods, and services are explained from inception to final consumption. Analysis of markets and their environments, development of marketing strategy, evaluation and control of marketing programs.

  • MKT 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

    Description

    Selected topics in marketing.

  • MKT 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • MLA 500U Research Methods

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Research Methods introduces a range of research methodologies used in humanities and social science fields. Covers literary, cultural, and historical methods of inquiry along with empirical qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. Addresses digital research and information literacy through reading, interpreting, and evaluating scholarship. Provides approaches to planning, implementing, and evaluating research. Also emphasizes writing skills, relevant computer technologies and library use.

  • MLA 502U Business and Professional Communication

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Introduces a rhetorical approach to the techniques and types of communication in professional contexts, including correspondence and reports. Designed to strengthen skills in effective business and professional communication in oral and written modes across multiple media. Prepares students to write professionally for audiences within and outside a corporation or nonprofit enterprise.

  • MLA 506U Humanities Seminar

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    An interdisciplinary graduate seminar in the humanities. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit.

  • MLA 507U Social Sciences Seminar

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    An interdisciplinary graduate seminar in the social sciences. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit.

  • MLA 508U Science Seminar

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    An interdisciplinary graduate seminar in science. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit.

  • MLA 510U Great Trials in American History

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    This class investigates the great trials of the American judicial system in an effort to explore the emergence of the current justice system, including the development of trial record keeping, strategy and skills; the effect of the contemporary culture on the outcome of trial proceedings; and the divisive impact of some trials on the population of the United States. We will observe the impact of child testimony, media influence, jury bias, political influence and religious beliefs in the courtroom. The course will also consider the great orators in American law and their influence on trial outcomes and the development of the justice system.

  • MLA 550U History of IT

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    The study of information technology from its earliest origins to present-day computer-based information technology systems. The types and evolution of methods of conveying information in all its forms will be covered. Lectures and group discussions will be used to provide opportunities for students to present their discoveries of various aspects of information technology from an historical perspective.

  • MLA 570U Independent Research

    Semester hours: 1-3

  • MLA 598U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • MLA 599U Seminar in Liberal Arts

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Discussion of selected readings designed to assist student's drawing meaningful closure to the MLA program. Each student will develop a final project growing out of theme, interest or topic that has served to integrate student's program. Sharing of preparation and results of the projects will be an essential component of the course.

  • MUS 111U Appreciation of Music

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    For general student. Introduction to listening; present-day repertory and its historical development.

  • MUS 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • MUS 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • MUS 598U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • MUS 599U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • PBAD 338U Decision Making in Public Administration

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Assists student to recognize decision-making process in public management/administration and to develop techniques to ensure timely decisions with accountability for action. Emphasis on determining methods of controlling administrative decisions within an organization while fostering atmosphere that allows decision making at appropriate level of organization.

  • PBAD 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • PBAD 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • PBRL 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • PBRL 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • PHIL 302U Thinking About the Paranormal

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    A recent Gallup Poll shows that about three in four Americans hold some paranormal belief - in at least one of the following: extrasensory perception, haunted houses, ghosts, mental telepathy, clairvoyance, astrology, communicating with the dead, witches, reincarnation, and channeling. How reasonable are these beliefs? Can they be supported or discounted via modern science or are they purely a matter of faith or personal opinion? What makes one belief or explanation more reasonable than another? Is it immoral to hold beliefs that are not supported by strong evidence? This course examines these and other questions.

  • PHIL 303U Beyond Death

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Is there any evidence to support claims of life after death? This course will begin with a critical examination of some of the purported evidence, based on claims of: Reincarnation, Mediumship, and Near Death Experiences. Philosophical underpinnings of the question will also be studied: What could count as evidence of life after death? What specifically about ourselves do we believe (or want to believe) survives death? What is a human soul? Finally, an examination of the psychological and moral implications of the belief in life after death will be made: Is it necessary or helpful for alleviating anxiety concerning death? Is there anything morally wrong with maintaining beliefs that are not supported by empirical evidence? Is belief in immortality necessary for a meaningful life?

  • PHIL 304U Asian Philosophy

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Introduces some of the methods, issues, and theories associated with major Asian philosophical religious systems, focusing on Hinduism, Early Buddhism, Taoism, and Zen Buddhism. Addresses issues such as the nature of the sacred; the relationship between the Sacred and the self, life and death, happiness and meaning; and morality. Compares and contrasts approaches and answers to these issues between these traditions, as well as between these systems and "Western" philosophy and religion.

  • PHIL 305U The Problem of Evil

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Traditionally in western philosophy of religion, the problem of evil is the problem of reconciling the existence of evil (or suffering) in the world with the existence of an omniscient (all-knowing), omnipotent (all-powerful) and omnibenevolent (all-good) God. Proponents of the problem assert: if God exists and has all these attributes, then there would be no evil; yet evil (i.e., tremendous suffering) clearly exists. In this course, we will examine various versions of this problem as well as various traditional and contemporary responses to it. Moreover, since the problem of reconciling evil/suffering with a conception of "the Sacred" extends beyond monotheism, we will also examine approaches to this general and deep problem from other major world religions.

  • PHIL 306U Religion and Science: Examining Big Questions

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Throughout history, humans have appealed to religion to understand the universe and our place in it. In the eyes of many, modern science has taken over this role. But, are science and religion locked in a mortal struggle, or are they completely separate domains of the human experience, or are there actually points of concordance between the two? This course examines the relationship between religion and science, exploring the apparent conflicts in their methodologies and answers to life's biggest questions, including: the origin of everything, the nature of the self, the prospects of life after death, the existence of nature of the "Sacred," the foundation of morals, the essence of a "meaningful life," and the role of faith and reason in our lives.

  • PHIL 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • PHIL 502U Thinking About the Paranormal

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    A recent Gallup Poll shows that about three in four Americans hold some paranormal belief - in at least one of the following: extrasensory perception, haunted houses, ghosts, mental telepathy, clairvoyance, astrology, communicating with the dead, witches, reincarnation, and channeling. How reasonable are these beliefs? Can they be supported or discounted via modern science or are they purely a matter of faith or personal opinion? What makes one belief or explanation more reasonable than another? Is it immoral to hold beliefs that are not supported by strong evidence? This course examines these and other questions.

  • PHIL 503U Beyond Death

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Is there any evidence to support claims of life after death? This course will begin with a critical examination of some of the purported evidence, based on claims of: Reincarnation, Mediumship, and Near Death Experiences. Philosophical underpinnings of the question will also be studied: What could count as evidence of life after death? What specifically about ourselves do we believe (or want to believe) survives death? What is a human soul? Finally, an examination of the psychological and moral implications of the belief in life after death will be made: Is it necessary or helpful for alleviating anxiety concerning death? Is there anything morally wrong with maintaining beliefs that are not supported by empirical evidence? Is belief in immortality necessary for a meaningful life?

  • PHIL 504U Asian Philosophy

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Introduces some of the methods, issues, and theories associated with major Asian philosophical religious systems, focusing on Hinduism, Early Buddhism, Taoism, and Zen Buddhism. Addresses issues such as the nature of the sacred; the relationship between the Sacred and the self, life and death, happiness and meaning; and morality. Compares and contrasts approaches and answers to these issues between these traditions, as well as between these systems and "Western" philosophy and religion.

  • PHIL 505U The Problem of Evil

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Traditionally in western philosophy of religion, the problem of evil is the problem of reconciling the existence of evil (or suffering) in the world with the existence of an omniscient (all-knowing), omnipotent (all-powerful) and omnibenevolent (all-good) God. Proponents of the problem assert: if God exists and has all these attributes, then there would be no evil; yet evil (i.e., tremendous suffering) clearly exists. In this course, we will examine various versions of this problem as well as various traditional and contemporary responses to it. Moreover, since the problem of reconciling evil/suffering with a conception of "the Sacred" extends beyond monotheism, we will also examine approaches to this general and deep problem from other major world religions.

  • PHIL 506U Religion and Science: Examining Big Questions

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Throughout history, humans have appealed to religion to understand the universe and our place in it. In the eyes of many, modern science has taken over this role. But, are science and religion locked in a mortal struggle, or are they completely separate domains of the human experience, or are there actually points of concordance between the two? This course examines the relationship between religion and science, exploring the apparent conflicts in their methodologies and answers to life's biggest questions, including: the origin of everything, the nature of the self, the prospects of life after death, the existence of nature of the "Sacred," the foundation of morals, the essence of a "meaningful life," and the role of faith and reason in our lives.

  • PHIL 598U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • PHIL 599U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • PHYS 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-3

  • PLSC 205U Introduction to American Government

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    A multimedia, high-tech approach to the study of basic roles, structures, and functions of American political institutions; and introduction to American political process.

  • PLSC 207U Virginia Government and Politics

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    A multimedia, high-tech approach to the study of Virginia government at state, county, municipal, and special district levels emphasizing legislative, executive, and judicial organization; and state politics and intergovernmental relations.

  • PLSC 301U The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship

    Semester hours: 6

    Description

    Exploring the history and importance of civic participation in the American tradition. Service learning component.

  • PLSC 302U Modern Conservative Political Theory

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    An examination of the concepts of modern conservative political philosophy, their importance and influence.

  • PLSC 303U Metropolitan Problems and Politics

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Analysis of and practical involvement with major issues affecting metropolitan governments.

  • PLSC 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • PLSC 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • PLSC 598U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • PLSC 599U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • PSYC 101U Introductory Psychology

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Scientific principles of behavior. Survey emphasizing psychological methods and research involved in understanding human behavior.

  • PSYC 190U Child Psychology

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Introduction to biological, social, cognitive, and emotional processes of development during prenatal to preadolescent developmental periods.

  • PSYC 302U Psychology of Terrorism

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    In the past decade, terrorism has emerged as a dynamic force dramatically impacting individuals and social systems. During this course we will review the history of terrorism, seek to understand the radicalization of terrorists, investigate the immediate and long-term reactions to acts of terrorism and explore the social and psychological implications of the war on terrorism.

  • PSYC 303U Psychology of Gender

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Overview of current theory and empirical research on gender, exploring origins of gender identity and impact of gender on systems, individuals, attitudes, and behavior.

  • PSYC 304U Psychology of Relationships

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    This course in social psychology is designed as an overview of the fundamental areas of the psychology of intimate and non-intimate relationships between people and the effects of these relationships on them. How and why are interpersonal relationships formed? What effects do they have on us? What do individuals do to relationships? Such questions will be explored in the course.

  • PSYC 305U Stress and Its Management

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Physiological and psychological aspects of stressors and the stress response. Review of principles, research, and methods of stress management.

  • PSYC 306U Benign Bigotry: Psychology of Subtle Prejudice

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Focuses on social problems concerning diversity and prejudices in today's society. Topics range from racism to gay rights, paying special attention to hostility, bigotry, and prejudice. Explores the feminist movement, racism, and the "neutrality zone," and zeroes in on perceptions of underground prejudice and internal conflicts. Differentiates between societal beliefs and misconceptions that contribute to human behaviors. Investigation includes current research and problems and challenges in today's society.

  • PSYC 307U Psychology of Faith

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Study of reflections in faith, personal behavior, and social well-being. Topics include questions that college students encounter in basic psychology class. Is there a connection with faith psychology and other issues that have been taught? This class offers information concerning recent research within the major areas of psychological science and with the values of society. Investigations will be about the ideas of human nature and individual learning. Course will investigate behavior and attitudes and will look at science and spiritually. It will also identify major insights regarding human behavior and attitudes about positive belief systems and their individual intuition concerning their approach.

  • PSYC 308U Psychology of Intuitive Development

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Intuition has remained an emerging cloud of mystery for centuries. Whether you have read about intuition from the earliest philosophers or the views of psychologists, it has still remained important in everyday decision making. If it is a gut feeling, a hunch or an inner knowing that can¿t be explained, this study of the intuitive ability encompasses intelligence and is being recognized as a perception within the body¿s psycho-physiological system. The psychology of intuitive development demonstrates the subconscious, or "heart intelligence" that can be cultivated and is essential for success in decision making, sensory and analytic process.

  • PSYC 313U Social Psychology

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Critical overview of current theory and research in social psychology, with emphasis on conceptual and empirical work on social cognition, social influence, affective processes, attraction, altruism, aggression, and group dynamics.

  • PSYC 327U Organizational Psychology

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Examination of industrial/organizational theories and psychological principles as applied to the workplace. Will examine job analysis, the screening, selection, training and development of employees, the performance appraisal process, motivation and job satisfaction, stress, leadership, and organizational development.

  • PSYC 337U Psychological Development Across the Life Cycle

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Developmental changes and psycho-biosocial processes from adolescent through adult life.

  • PSYC 338U Forensic Psychology

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Forensic Psychology is designed to give students an understanding of the interaction between our legal system and psychology. Roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists will be examined. Topics covered will include criminal profiling with a focus on serial killers; the insanity defense; criminal competencies; child custody cases; eyewitness and expert testimonies; civil commitment for dangerous offenders; and victimization.

  • PSYC 339U Abnormal Psychology

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Abnormal Psychology offers students an examination of theories and psychological principles underlying the study of abnormal psychology, the field, research methods, classification models, ethics and legal issues.

  • PSYC 340U Getting Away with Murder

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Examines deception, manipulation, and malingering within the context of violent and anti-social acts. Emphasizes psychological, social, and biological factors associated with extreme violence among clinical and non-clinical (normal) populations. Explores development of criminal behavior and moral development. Introduces techniques for detecting deception and preventing manipulation.

  • PSYC 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 3

  • PSYC 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • PSYC 502U Psychology of Terrorism

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    In the past decade, terrorism has emerged as a dynamic force dramatically impacting individuals and social systems. During this course we will review the history of terrorism, seek to understand the radicalization of terrorists, investigate the immediate and long-term reactions to acts of terrorism and explore the social and psychological implications of the war on terrorism.

  • PSYC 530U Organizational Psychology

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    The Organizational Psychology class will allow students to gain a broad understanding of many areas critical to effective human resource management. Further, the graduate level course will allow an in-depth understanding of many social sciences grounded theories and practices as applied to the real world business setting. The course will help students when faced with real world decisions including: determining selection strategies and selecting valid tools, how to drive performance and development with a performance appraisal tool, how to assess needs and train for results, how to develop and select effective leaders, how to design teams and deal with conflict, how to impact morale through satisfaction and motivation strategies, and how to manage and cope with work-related stress. The ultimate intention of the course is to equip students with the knowledge and tools they will need to positively impact their organizations.

  • PSYC 538U Forensic Psychology

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Forensic Psychology is designed to give students an understanding of the interaction between our legal system and psychology. Roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists will be examined. Topics covered will include criminal profiling with a focus on serial killers; the insanity defense; criminal competencies; child custody cases; eyewitness and expert testimonies; civil commitment for dangerous offenders; and victimization. Graduate students will write an 8-10 page research paper on a controversial topic in forensic psychology and will develop and deliver a 15-30 minute presentation to the class on the research paper.

  • PSYC 540U Getting Away with Murder

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Examines deception, manipulation, and malingering within the context of violent and anti-social acts. Emphasizes psychological, social, and biological factors associated with extreme violence among clinical and non-clinical (normal) populations. Explores development of criminal behavior and moral development. Introduces techniques for detecting deception and preventing manipulation.

  • PSYC 598U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • PSYC 599U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • RELG 200U Patterns in Religion

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Methodologies for study of religion, recurring themes and issues, religious expression in both individual and communal focus.

  • RELG 301U The Bible as Literature

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    An examination of the diverse genres of Biblical literature, viewing passages in historical context to understand the multiple layers of the intended message: period about which written, the time of the writer, and the time of the expected recipient. Within Biblical exegesis, primary emphasis is given to literary and historical criticism.

  • RELG 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • RELG 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • RELG 501U The Bible as Literature

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    An examination of the diverse genres of Biblical literature, viewing passages in historical context to understand the multiple layers of the intended message: period about which written, the time of the writer, and the time of the expected recipient. Within Biblical exegesis, primary emphasis is given to literary and historical criticism.

  • RELG 598U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • RELG 599U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • SOC 101U Introduction to Sociology

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Fundamental concepts and principles of sociology; culture, socialization, social structure, stratification, social control, institutions, population, and social change.

  • SOC 305U Deviance

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Social deviance at micro-sociological level, sociological explanations for and current methods of dealing with such behavior. Drug and alcohol abuse, sexual deviance, suicide, mental illness, and child and spouse abuse.

  • SOC 309U Social Problems

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Personal-social disorganization and maladjustment: physical and mental handicaps; economic inadequacies; programs and methods of social treatment and control.

  • SOC 310U Criminology

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Laws, prevalence and distribution of crime; theories of crime; types of criminal behavior; police actions; court actions; the penal system.

  • SOC 316U Race and Ethnicity in America

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Native peoples; immigration and settlement of U.S.; racial and ethnic groups; prejudice and discrimination; race relations in racially and culturally diverse society.

    Prerequisites

    SOC 101U.

  • SOC 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • SOC 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • SOC 598U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • SOC 599U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • SPAN 100U Practical Everyday Spanish

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Multifaceted course designed to appeal to individuals interested in using Spanish language for business or for travel.

  • SPCH 101U Principles of Speech Communication

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Confidence in delivering public speeches. Logical structure of ideas, effective use of language, application of evidence to arguments. Classroom speeches and critiques.

  • SPCH 105U Interpersonal Communication

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Analysis of complex and interacting factors that contribute to effective transmission of ideas; emphasis on understanding underlying principles.

  • SPCH 206U Group Communication

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Modern theory and methodology; student participation in group discussion relating theory to specific communication problems.

  • SPCH 222U Business and Professional Speech

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Making business presentation and giving corporate advocacy speech. Application to workplace of skills in listening, problem solving, interviewing, conducting meetings.

  • SPCH 328U Gendered Relationships - An Overview

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Investigation of relatively informal interpersonal and social relationships between same and opposite genders in friendships, romantic relationships, families and the workplace. Central organizing theory base is that of interpersonal communication theory. Seminar style where student participation is maximized.

  • SPCH 329U The Dark Side of Communication

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Relies on scholarly research to ignite discussion and debate on the value of the "dark side" paradigm, a metaphor used to examine immoral,abusive, dysfunctional, destructive and criminal dimensions of interpersonal communication. Topics include infidelity, bullying, intimate partner abuse, jealousy, stalking, child abuse, parent abuse, deception, and secrets.

  • SPCH 340U Cross-Cultural Communications

    Semester hours: 3

    Description

    Studies dynamics of cross-cultural communication. Emphasis on familiarizing students with issues relating to diversity and improving student's skills in communication across cultural barriers.

  • SPCH 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • SPCH 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • THTR 398U Selected Topics

    Semester hours: 1-6

  • THTR 399U Independent Study

    Semester hours: 1-6