Family and Child Studies Major, Family Services Concentration (B.A.) - Undergraduate - 2011 University Catalog

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A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 semester hours may be required depending upon the major field of study. In addition to the major requirement outlined below, all university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree (for further information, see General Education Requirements).

FAMILY SERVICES CONCENTRATION

Complete 53 semester hours including the following 5 requirement(s):

  1. FAMILY AND CHILD STUDIES CORE

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. Complete the following 5 courses:

      FCST 200 Introduction to Family Studies 3
      FCST 304 Research Methods for Studying Families and Children 3
      FCST 348 Individual and Family Development Over the Life Span 3
      FCST 418 Working with Diverse Families and Children 3
      FCST 445 Poverty and Families 3
    2. Complete 1 course from the following:

      FCST 315 Field Experiences in Family and Child Services 3
      FCST 316 Service-Learning Experiences with Families and Children 3
  2. FAMILY SERVICES REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete the following 2 requirements for 14 semester hours:

    1. Complete 2 courses:

      FCST 214 Child Development I 3
      FCST 400 Senior Seminar 3
    2. Complete for at least 8 semester hours.

      FCST 409 Internship 8-12
  3. MAJOR ELECTIVES

    Complete 9 semester hours of any course beginning with FCST.

    FCST 100 Professional Orientation 2
    FCST 140 Family in Society 3
    FCST 141 Interpersonal Relations 3
    FCST 201 Introduction to Social Gerontology 3
    FCST 205 Women in Contemporary Society 3
    FCST 210 Introduction to Child Life 3
    FCST 215 Infant Development 3
    FCST 216 Techniques for the Study of Child Personality 3
    FCST 225 Exploring Family Diversity 3
    FCST 231 The Family in the Economic System 3
    FCST 241 Group Dynamics 3
    FCST 270 Individual Management: Theories and Strategies 3
    FCST 300 Field Trip Experiences in Family and Child Studies 1
    FCST 301 Volunteer in the Community 2-4
    FCST 305 Death and Bereavement in the Family 3
    FCST 308 Independent Study 1-3
    FCST 314 Child Development II: Adolescence 3
    FCST 315 Field Experiences in Family and Child Services 3
    FCST 316 Service-Learning Experiences with Families and Children 3
    FCST 317 Fieldwork Experience in Family and Child Studies: The Hospitalized Child 3
    FCST 320 Parenting Skills and Resources 3
    FCST 322 Play in Child Life Practice 3
    FCST 325 Adult Development and Aging 3
    FCST 328 Peer Counselin 3
    FCST 329 Theories and Techniques of Group Processes 3
    FCST 331 Money Management 3
    FCST 332 Action Approaches to Personal Awareness 3
    FCST 340 Aging and Social Policy 3
    FCST 342 Family Sociology 3
    FCST 344 Challenge of Aging 3
    FCST 345 Gender in a Changing World 3
    FCST 360 Families in Later Life 3
    FCST 370 Individual and Family Problem-Solving 3
    FCST 401 Advanced Research Methods in Family and Child Studies 3
    FCST 408 Workshop in Family and Child Studies 1-3
    FCST 411 Sibling Relationships 3
    FCST 415 Child in the Community 3
    FCST 419 Special Studies in Family and Child Services 3
    FCST 448 Family Counseling 3
    FCST 470 Family Management 3
  4. REQUIRED COLLATERALS

    Complete the following course:

    PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
  5. ELECTIVE COLLATERALS

    Complete 1 of the following areas of emphasis by advisement:

    1. CHILD ADVOCACY

      for 9 semester hours

      CHAD 100 Introduction to Child Advocacy 3
      CHAD 200 Ecological Systems of the Developing Child 3
      CHAD 202 Cultural Competencies in Child Welfare 3
      CHAD 210 Child Abuse and Neglect 3
      CHAD 212 Children and Justice 3
      CHAD 300 Forensic Interviewing of Children 3
      CHAD 302 Public Child Welfare 3
      CHAD 310 Child Welfare Research and Evaluation 3
      CHAD 340 Current Social Issues in Child Advocacy 3
      CHAD 420 Practicum in Child Advocacy 3
      CHAD 470 Senior Seminar in Child Advocacy 3
    2. HEALTH STUDIES

      for 9 semester hours

      HLTH 100 Healthful Living 2
      HLTH 101 Personal Health Issues 3
      HLTH 105 Medical Terminology 3
      HLTH 200 Introduction to Public Health 3
      HLTH 207 Safety, Accidents and Emergency Care 3
      HLTH 210 Consumer Health 3
      HLTH 213 Perspectives on Drugs 3
      HLTH 215 Drug Education in the Schools 3
      HLTH 220 Mental Health 3
      HLTH 222 Mental Health in the Schools 3
      HLTH 232 Emergency Health Care 2
      HLTH 240 Foundations of Environmental Health 3
      HLTH 245 Observation of Health Agencies 2-3
      HLTH 246 The Science of Public Health: Epidemiology 3
      HLTH 290 Human Sexuality 3
      HLTH 295 Sexuality Education in the Schools 3
      HLTH 301 Addictions and Dependencies 2
      HLTH 307 The Study of Human Diseases 3
      HLTH 313 Health Consequences of Alcohol Use and Abuse 3
      HLTH 314 Public Health Aspects of Alcohol Abuse 3
      HLTH 325 Program Planning 3
      HLTH 330 Foundations of Health Education 3
      HLTH 347 Health Issues Forum 1-3
      HLTH 350 Field Study in Health 2-6
      HLTH 375 Women's Health 3
      HLTH 401 The Teaching of Health 3
      HLTH 404 Foundations of Measurement and Evaluation in Health Education 3
      HLTH 405 Senior Seminar/CHES 2
      HLTH 411 School Health and Community Services 3
      HLTH 425 Vital Statistics 3
      HLTH 430 Health Counseling 3
      HLTH 433 Behavioral Aspects of Diet, Activity and Health 3
      HLTH 440 Health Aspects of Aging 3
      HLTH 442 Health Promotion 3
      HLTH 444 Community Organization and Health Advocacy 3
      HLTH 445 Perspectives on Death 3
      HLTH 450 Health Disparities and Social Justice 3
      HLTH 455 Core Concepts in the Delivery of Health Care 3
      HLTH 458 Curriculum and Teaching in Health Occupations Education 3
      HLTH 460 Systems of Health Services Delivery 3
      HLTH 470 Patient Education 3
      HLTH 475 Health Communication and Social Marketing 3
      HLTH 490 Ethics in Health Care 3
      HLTH 495 Writing for Publication in Health 3
    3. JUSTICE STUDIES

      for 9 semester hours

      JUST 101 Criminology 3
      JUST 102 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
      JUST 103 Introduction to International Justice 3
      JUST 200 Perspectives on Justice Studies I 3
      JUST 201 Perspectives on Justice Studies II 3
      JUST 209 Environmental Crime 3
      JUST 210 Intermediate International Justice 3
      JUST 223 Ethnography in Justice Studies 3
      JUST 230 Family Violence 3
      JUST 240 Statistics for Social Research 4
      JUST 250 Current Issues in Policing 3
      JUST 300 Research Methods in Justice Studies 3
      JUST 310 Theoretical Issues in Justice Studies 3
      JUST 313 Organized Crime 3
      JUST 314 Environmental Justice 3
      JUST 315 Restorative Justice 3
      JUST 316 Victimology 3
      JUST 317 Race and the U.S. Legal System 3
      JUST 318 Animals and Justice 3
      JUST 319 Hate Crimes 3
      JUST 320 Women and Prison 3
      JUST 321 White Collar Crime 3
      JUST 322 Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice 3
      JUST 323 Serial Killers 3
      JUST 324 Terrorism and Social Justice 3
      JUST 325 Police and Society 3
      JUST 326 Death Penalty Perspectives 3
      JUST 327 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems 3
      JUST 328 Prisons and Punishment 3
      JUST 329 Homeland Security 3
      JUST 330 International Environmental Issues 3
      JUST 331 Police Civil Liability 3
      JUST 332 Cybercrime 3
      JUST 351 Juries and Justice 3
      JUST 352 Crime and Globalization 3
      JUST 353 Corrections 3
      JUST 354 International Prisoners' Rights 3
      JUST 355 Human Trafficking 3
      JUST 356 Genocide 3
      JUST 358 Crime Scene Investigation 3
      JUST 359 Women and the Environment 3
      JUST 360 Rights, Liberties and American Justice 3
      JUST 390 Independent Study in Justice Studies 3
      JUST 398 Selected Topics in Justice Studies 3
      JUST 400 Drugs and Society 3
      JUST 401 Social Justice and Family Policy 3
      JUST 402 Sex Crimes 3
      JUST 403 Seminar on Gender and Crime 3
      JUST 495 Senior Honors Seminar in Research 3
      JUST 496 Peer Mentoring for Justice Studies 3
      JUST 497 Senior Seminar and Internship 3-8
      PALG 210 Law and Litigation 3
      PALG 301 Criminal Law and Procedure 3
      PALG 304 Real Estate Law 3
      PALG 305 Immigration Law 3
      PALG 306 Contract Law 3
      PALG 308 Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration 3
      PALG 310 Fundamentals of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law 3
      PALG 312 Research and Writing for Paralegals 3
      PALG 316 Skills for Bilingual Legal Personnel 3
      PALG 317 Evidence 3
      PALG 318 Computer-Assisted Research in the Legal Environment 3
      PALG 320 Bankruptcy Law 3
      PALG 322 Wills, Trusts and Probate Law 3
      PALG 330 Family Law 3
      PALG 331 Administrative Law and Procedure 3
      PALG 332 Personal Injury Law 3
      PALG 336 Corporations and Partnerships 3
      PALG 339 Computer Applications in the Legal Environment 3
      PALG 360 Rights Liberties American Justic 3
      PALG 378 Employment Law 3
      PALG 390 Independent Study in Paralegal Studies 3
      PALG 398 Selected Topics in Paralegal Studies 3
      PALG 411 Advanced Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law 3
      PALG 412 Consumer Law 3
      PALG 413 Elder Law 3
      PALG 420 Advanced Civil Litigation 3
      PALG 437 Entertainment Law 3
      PALG 438 Trademark Law 3
      PALG 450 Law Office Management and Technology 3
      PALG 497 Paralegal Seminar and Internship 3
      PALG 498 Cooperative Education: Paralegal Studies 4-8
    4. POLITICAL SCIENCE AND LAW

      for 9 semester hours

      LAWS 200 Introduction to Law 3
      LAWS 220 Conflict and Its Resolution 3
      LAWS 290 Language of the Law 3
      LAWS 302 Legal Research 3
      LAWS 362 Legal Writing 3
      LAWS 388 Advocacy and Persuasion 3
      LAWS 390 Independent Study in Law 3
      LAWS 391 Women and the Law 3
      LAWS 460 Advanced Legal Research and Writing 3
      LAWS 473 Seminar in Law and Literature 3
      LAWS 497 Pre-Law Seminar and Internship 3
      LAWS 499 Selected Topics in Law 3
      POLS 100 Introduction to Politics 3
      POLS 101 American Government and Politics 3
      POLS 199 Freshman Seminar in Political Science and Law 1
      POLS 201 Comparative Politics 3
      POLS 202 International Relations 3
      POLS 203 International Organizations 3
      POLS 204 Government and Politics of Africa 3
      POLS 205 Introduction to Public Administration 3
      POLS 206 Government and Politics of China and Japan 3
      POLS 207 American Foreign Policy 3
      POLS 214 Women in Politics 3
      POLS 215 Ethnic Politics in America 3
      POLS 216 Urban Politics 3
      POLS 300 Essentials of Political Thought 3
      POLS 301 American Party System 3
      POLS 302 Public Opinion and Pressure Groups 3
      POLS 303 Politics of Development and Modernization 3
      POLS 304 State and Local Government 3
      POLS 306 Campaign Politics 3
      POLS 307 American Political Thought 3
      POLS 310 Public Personnel Administration 3
      POLS 311 Governmental Budgeting 3
      POLS 312 Black Politics in America 3
      POLS 313 The Internet, Politics & Public Policy 3
      POLS 314 Seminar in Campaign Politics 3
      POLS 315 Urban Administration 3
      POLS 317 The American Congress 3
      POLS 318 The American Presidency 3
      POLS 319 Politics and Film 3
      POLS 320 Law in Society: Civil Law 3
      POLS 321 Law in Society: Criminal Law 3
      POLS 322 American Constitutional Law: The Federal System 3
      POLS 323 American Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties 3
      POLS 324 American Public Policy 3
      POLS 332 U.S. Immigration: Law and Politics 3
      POLS 339 Contemporary Western European Politics 3
      POLS 340 Government and Politics of India and South Asia 3
      POLS 341 Government and Politics of Latin America 3
      POLS 342 Government and Politics of the Middle East 3
      POLS 343 Government and Politics in the Post-Soviet States 3
      POLS 344 Government and Politics in the East European States 3
      POLS 351 Comparative Legal Perspectives: Israel and the United States 3
      POLS 360 Development of Political Thought to Machiavelli 3
      POLS 362 International Relations in Asia 3
      POLS 365 Global Environmental Politics 3
      POLS 409 Modern Political Thought 3
      POLS 410 Directed Study 3-6
      POLS 416 Selected Topics in Political Science 3
      POLS 420 Seminar and Internship in Political Science 4
      POLS 425 Politics of Federal Bureaucracy 3
      POLS 426 Seminar and Internship in Public Administration I 4-6
      POLS 427 Seminar and Internship in Public Administration II 4-6
      POLS 429 Polling in the U.S 3
      POLS 430 International Law 3
      POLS 431 Globalization and Security 3
      POLS 436 Political Science Washington, D.C., Internship 1-7
      POLS 497 Honors Seminar-Political Science 3
    5. PSYCHOLOGY

      for 9 semester hours

      PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
      PSYC 105 The Psychological Study of Social Issues 3
      PSYC 109 The Human Environment 3
      PSYC 194 Psychology of Leadership: Theory and Application 3
      PSYC 200 Educational Psychology 3
      PSYC 201 Child Psychology 3
      PSYC 202 Adolescent Psychology 3
      PSYC 203 Introduction to Psychological Research 3
      PSYC 220 Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology 4
      PSYC 224 Children's Rights and Child Advocacy 3
      PSYC 225 Psychology of Adjustment 3
      PSYC 227 Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality 3
      PSYC 230 Environmental Psychology 3
      PSYC 231 Psychology of Aggression 3
      PSYC 233 Psychology of the Gifted 3
      PSYC 235 Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth 3
      PSYC 245 Hispanic/Latino Psychology 3
      PSYC 246 Psychology of the Black Experience 3
      PSYC 248 Psychology and Law 3
      PSYC 255 Problems of Performance 3
      PSYC 265 Psychology of Women 3
      PSYC 268 Psychological Aspects of Aging 3
      PSYC 288 Introduction to Cognitive Science 3
      PSYC 294 Psychology of Leadership: Theory and Application 3
      PSYC 300 The Teaching of Psychology 3
      PSYC 301 Experimental Psychology 4
      PSYC 302 Health Psychology 3
      PSYC 303 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3
      PSYC 304 Social Psychology 3
      PSYC 305 Physiological Psychology 3
      PSYC 306 Psychology Of Work: Personnel Psychology 3
      PSYC 307 Psychology 0f Work: Organizational Psychology 3
      PSYC 308 Perception 3
      PSYC 310 Introduction to Psychological Testing 3
      PSYC 313 Cognition 3
      PSYC 314 Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making 3
      PSYC 320 Developmental Psychology I 3
      PSYC 330 Forensic Psychology 3
      PSYC 332 Psychological Foundations of Personality 3
      PSYC 340 Human Learning and Memory 3
      PSYC 341 Psychological Aspects of Consumer Behavior 3
      PSYC 348 Psycholinguistics 3
      PSYC 353 Comparative Animal Behavior 3
      PSYC 355 Motivation 3
      PSYC 358 Fundamentals of Conditioning and Learning 3
      PSYC 360 History and Systems of Psychology 3
      PSYC 365 Abnormal Psychology 3
      PSYC 366 Health Psychology: Applications to the Community 3
      PSYC 373 Psychology and Literature 3
      PSYC 375 Evolutionary Psychology 3
      PSYC 402 Systems of Psychotherapy 3
      PSYC 405 Psychological Anthropology 3
      PSYC 420 Packaged Computer Programs for Psychology 1
      PSYC 430 Contemporary Issues in Child Advocacy 3
      PSYC 459 Special Topics in Psychology 3
      PSYC 488 Seminar in Cognitive Science 3
      PSYC 491 Independent Study I: Research 1-3
      PSYC 492 Independent Study II: Research 1-3
      PSYC 495 Psychology Honors I 4
      PSYC 496 Psychology Honors II 4
    6. SOCIOLOGY

      for 9 semester hours

      SOCI 100 The Sociological Perspective 3
      SOCI 112 Sociology of Leisure 3
      SOCI 113 Social Problems 3
      SOCI 201 Foundations of Sociological Inquiry 4
      SOCI 202 Racial and Ethnic Relations 3
      SOCI 204 Sociology of the Family 3
      SOCI 205 Black Family 3
      SOCI 206 Individual and Society 3
      SOCI 207 Social Structure of American Society 3
      SOCI 208 Men and Masculinities 3
      SOCI 209 Sociology of Poverty and Welfare 3
      SOCI 212 Sociology of Technology 3
      SOCI 215 Sociology of Sports 3
      SOCI 216 Sociology of Food and Population 3
      SOCI 218 Sociology of Population 3
      SOCI 219 Sociology of Aging 3
      SOCI 220 Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations 3
      SOCI 230 Sociology of Conflict and Violence 3
      SOCI 231 Social Bases of the Arts 3
      SOCI 238 Research Methods in Criminal Justice 3
      SOCI 240 Statistics for Social Research 4
      SOCI 301 Sociological Research Methods I 4
      SOCI 302 Sociological Research Methods II 3
      SOCI 303 Large Scale Organizations 3
      SOCI 304 Sociology of Work and Professions 3
      SOCI 309 Sociology of Health and Illness 3
      SOCI 310 Directed Independent Research 3-9
      SOCI 311 Urban Sociology 3
      SOCI 312 Environmental Sociology 3
      SOCI 313 Sociological Theory: A Critical Analysis 3
      SOCI 314 Environmental Justice 3
      SOCI 315 Social Inequality 3
      SOCI 316 Sociology of Education 3
      SOCI 320 Sociology of Communes, Cooperatives and Collectives 3
      SOCI 330 Political Sociology 3
      SOCI 331 Sociology of Power 3
      SOCI 332 Sociology of Popular Arts 3
      SOCI 334 Comparative Social Analysis 3
      SOCI 335 Workers and Their Organizations 3
      SOCI 336 The Sociology of Helping Professions and Institutions. Starting Spring 2012: Sociology and Social Work 3
      SOCI 390 Cooperative Education in Sociology 3-4
      SOCI 400 Senior Project 3
      SOCI 401 Sociology of Emotions 3
      SOCI 402 Social Contexts of Mental Illness and Treatment 3
      SOCI 403 Sociology of Knowledge 3
      SOCI 404 Sociology of Religion 3
      SOCI 405 Deviance and Social Control 3
      SOCI 407 Sociology of the Mass Media 3
      SOCI 408 Social Movements 3
      SOCI 411 Selected Topics in Sociology 3
      SOCI 416 Qualitative Research in Sociology 3
      SOCI 420 Sociology of Law 3
      SOCI 421 Social Uses of Language 3
      SOCI 425 Sociology of the Future 3
      SOCI 426 Sociology of Sexuality 3
      SOCI 430 Sociology of Gender 3
    7. WOMEN'S STUDIES

      for 9 semester hours

      WMGS 101 Introduction to Women's Studies 3
      WMGS 102 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies 3
      WMGS 200 Global Feminism 3
      WMGS 201 Inventing Feminism 3
      WMGS 208 Men and Masculinities 3
      WMGS 301 Feminist Theory 3
      WMGS 302 Selected Topics: Women's and Gender Studies 3
      WMGS 303 Global Feminism 3
      WMGS 314 Women and Migration 3
      WMGS 316 Victimology 3
      WMGS 350 Writing Women Safe: Writing, Rape Prevention, and Community Activism 3
      WMGS 355 Human Trafficking 3
      WMGS 376 Feminist Jurisprudence 3
      WMGS 401 Independent Study: Women's and Gender Studies 3
      WMGS 402 Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies 3
      WMGS 403 Seminar on Gender and Crime 3
      WMGS 410 Cooperative Education: Women's and Gender Studies 3
      WMGS 436 Washington, D.C. Internship 3

Course Descriptions:

CHAD100: Introduction to Child Advocacy

This course provides students with an overview of the field of child advocacy. The role of the child advocate is explored in a myriad of professional settings. Ethical, legal and professional responsibilities are discussed. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

CHAD200: Ecological Systems of the Developing Child

This course will provide students with an understanding of major issues in normal development from infancy through adolescence, with a particular focus on areas that are most germane to current child advocacy efforts in child protection, education, juvenile justice and custody determinations. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHAD 100 or ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

CHAD202: Cultural Competencies in Child Welfare

This course will identify the three components of cultural competency that have been identified in the child welfare field: value base, knowledge, and skills. The course will focus on enabling students to examine the values that are necessary for a culturally competent understanding and response to child welfare, specifically accepting the existence of biases and developing a commitment to a strengths-based model that relies on respect and working toward empowerment as a goal for intervention. Culture is defined broadly, and the course will expose students to a range of belief systems common in different groups concerning child rearing and child maltreatment. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHAD 100 or ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

CHAD210: Child Abuse and Neglect

This course will provide students with an understanding of the concepts of child abuse and neglect, utilizing social science theory and research. Causes and consequences of child abuse and neglect will be explored, and multidisciplinary approaches to intervention and prevention will be addressed. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100 or CHAD100.

CHAD212: Children and Justice

This course provides a multi-systemic view of child welfare issues. It reviews and discusses children's rights from a systems perspective. Societal issues of poverty, violence and isolation within a historical context are explored. The course explores and discusses advocacy protocols and practice. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100 or CHAD 100.

CHAD300: Forensic Interviewing of Children

This course provides an investigation and analysis of the process and nature of different forms of interviewing techniques. It explores intra-personal and inter-personal aspects of the communciation process. A framework for interviewing individuals of diverse backgrounds is examined. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHAD 200 or CHAD 202 or CHAD 210 or CHAD 212.

CHAD302: Public Child Welfare

This course will provide an examination of the field of Public Child Welfare, its historical roots and the contemporary systems that have evolved to serve the needs of children at risk. This course will provide an in depth study of provisions made to respond to the needs of children, youth, and families for whom protection and advocacy are required to ensure their survival and quality of life. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHAD 200 or CHAD 202 or CHAD 210 or CHAD 212.

CHAD310: Child Welfare Research and Evaluation

This course will provide students with an overview of research processes and methods, focusing on program evaluation within the child welfare system. Students will develop skills on how to appropriately interpret empirical research as well as how to apply research to best practices in child welfare. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHAD 200 or CHAD 202 or CHAD 210 or CHAD 212.

CHAD340: Current Social Issues in Child Advocacy

This course reviews and discusses selected problems of social disorganization. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach in examining family problems related to poverty, drug abuse and violence. Causation of delinquency and the fragmentation of the family system are examined. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHAD 200 or CHAD 202 or CHAD 210 or CHAD 212.

CHAD420: Practicum in Child Advocacy

This course will provide students with a supervised field placement in an agency engaged in child advocacy. The seminar will provide classroom instruction and discussion about issues related to the students' placements. Site supervisiors will provide guidance and supervision regarding the tasks assigned. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHAD 300 or CHAD 302 or CHAD 310 or CHAD 340.

CHAD470: Senior Seminar in Child Advocacy

This course is designed to meet the needs of undergraduate students who are exploring the field of child advocacy and its relationship to other disciplines that serve the needs of children and families. This course will rely on specialists in the field to present research, knowledge of their field, opportunities, and entry level requirements involved in becoming a professional in the student's area of interest. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHAD 300 or CHAD 302 or CHAD 310 or CHAD 340.

FCST100: Professional Orientation

Orientation to the philosophy of the profession. Field experiences in a variety of settings to provide exposure to the breadth of professional opportunities. (2 hours lecture.) 2 sh.

FCST140: Family in Society

Provides basic insights and concepts from the social sciences to study the history and structure of the family as a basic but changing institution in modern America. Starting Summer 2012: Students gain fundamental insight into and understanding of concepts from the social sciences. Students study the history and structure of the family as a basic but changing institution in modern America. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

FCST141: Interpersonal Relations

Relevant and up-to-date information about meaningful human relationships throughout the life cycle. Starting Summer 2012: Students learn about relevant and up-to-date information about meaningful human relationships throughout the life cycle. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

FCST200: Introduction to Family Studies

This course examines families from historical, socio-cultural and theoretical perspectives. It focuses on the changes in American families over time and the implications of those changes for contemporary and future families. It also examines issues that impact family development, structure and function. Those issues include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, class, ablelism, age, gender and sexual orientation. Starting Summer 2012: Students examine families from historical, socio-cultural and theoretical perspectives, with a focus on the changes in American families over time and the implications of those changes for contemporary and future families. Students also examine issues that impact family development, structure and functions. Those issues include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, class, ablelism, age, gender and sexual orientation. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100 OR PSYC 101. May be taken concurrently.

FCST201: Introduction to Social Gerontology

This course provides a comprehensive overview of social gerontology using a variety of perspectives including biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging and how a person's values, attitudes, beliefs, race, ethnicity, sexuality, health, socioeconomic status and gender affect their experience as they age. This course is open to students in all majors who have personal or professional interests in learning more about aging, career paths in gerontology, and services for older adults and their families. It will also provide a basis for more advanced course work. Field visits are integrated into the course. Starting Summer 2012: In this course students examine issues related to aging in America from an individual and family perspective. They gain an understanding of biological, physiological, and cognitive changes related to aging and their impact upon families and daily life. Students also develop knowledge of the field of gerontology, utilizing a variety of perspectives including biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging and how personal values, attitudes, beliefs, race, ethnicity, and rituals affect the aging experience. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

FCST205: Women in Contemporary Society

Those historical developments and social forces which have shaped the status of women in America. Discussion of current concerns and role options available to today's women. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. Starting Summer 2012: Through this course students gain an understanding of how historical developments and social forces have shaped the status of women in America. Students engage in discussion about current concerns and role options available to today's women. Special attention is given to the construction of womanhood and the intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200 or departmental approval.

FCST210: Introduction to Child Life

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the profession of Child Life. Students will be introduced to the unique role of the Child Life Specialist in working with infants, children, adolescents and their families in the hospital and other health care settings. Starting Summer 2012: This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the profession of Child Life. Through this course students gain knowledge about the unique role of the Child Life Specialist in working with infants, children, adolescents and their families in the hospital and other health care settings. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 141 or departmental approval.

FCST214: Child Development I

This course takes a developmental approach to the study of young children from conception to age 10. For each developmental stage, physical, socio-emotional, cognitive, and language domains are discussed. Developmental theories are woven into each part of the course. Observational and research methodologies are emphasized. Out-of-class observations/interviews required. Starting Summer 2012: This course takes a developmental approach to the study of young children from conception to age 10. For each developmental stage, students explore physical, socio-emotional, cognitive, and language domains. Developmental theories are woven into each part of the course and an emphasis is placed upon observational and research methodologies. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour other.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

FCST215: Infant Development

The infant as a developing individual within the family. Theory and research in the area of human infancy. Physical, cognitive and emotional growth from pre-natal through the first two years of life. Field experiences required. Starting Summer 2012: Students in this class explore the infant as a developing individual within the family. Theory and research in the area of human infancy are applied throughout the course. Students gain knowledge about the physical, cognitive and emotional growth of infants from pre-natal through the first two years of life. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200 and field experience required.

FCST216: Techniques for the Study of Child Personality

Skills and tools to help the teacher become more aware of the needs, motivations, competencies and values of young children. Opportunities to observe and record children's activities. Starting Summer 2012: Students practice observing and recording children's activities in order to develop skills needed to become more aware teachers. Students leave this class with skills and tools that enhance their understanding of the needs, motivations, competencies, and values of young children. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 214.

FCST225: Exploring Family Diversity

This course examines diversity in families with respect to designations such as race, ethnicity, religion, social class and sexual orientation. Students will study diverse family formation, family roles, values and traditions, as well as the ways in which diverse families have impacted and been impacted by the United States culture and policy. Previous course FCST 440 effective through Spring 2011. Starting Summer 2012: Through this course students examine diversity in families with respect to designations such as race, ethnicity, religion, social class and sexual orientation. Students study diverse family formation, family roles, values and traditions, as well as the ways in which diverse families have impacted and been impacted by the United States culture and policy. Previous course FCST 440 effective through Spring 2011. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100 or PSYC 101.

FCST231: The Family in the Economic System

The family as an economic unit in society. Economic behavior of various sub-cultures, age groups and family patterns. Starting Summer 2012: Students learn about the family as an economic unit in society. They explore the behavior of various sub-cultures, age groups, and family patterns and the impact these various attributes have upon families. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200.

FCST241: Group Dynamics

This course presents an overview of the theory and practice of group dynamics, to prepare students to facilitate group processes to advance group- and individual-level objectives. This course examines developmental, ecological, and systems theories in terms of their implications for how individuals interact with and influence each other in group settings. This course reviews practical approaches and develops tools for working effectively with groups in a variety of family and/or child settings, both as a group member and as a group facilitator. Distinct approaches to group processes that are appropriate for specific developmental stages are emphasized (e.g., differences between group work with children, adolescents, and adults). (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 141.

FCST270: Individual Management: Theories and Strategies

Opportunity to investigate management theories and apply them to personal life. Influences on, and blocks to, personal management, problem solving, planning, and expediting. Required of majors. Starting Summer 2012: Students have the opportunity to investigate management theories and apply them to personal life. Students also explore influences on, and blocks to, personal management, problem solving, planning, and expediting. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200.

FCST300: Field Trip Experiences in Family and Child Studies

An opportunity to study the policies, problems and contributions of community organizations and agencies which relate to families and children. Starting Summer 2012: Students engage in the study of policies, problems and contributions of community organizations and agencies which relate to families and children. () 1 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200.

FCST301: Volunteer in the Community

The role of the volunteer solving the socio-economic-civic- educational problems facing individuals and families; volunteer participation as an individual and in groups. Starting Summer 2012: Students participate in a volunteer experience with a community agency. Through the course and volunteer experience, students explore socio-economic, civic, and educational problems facing individuals and families. () 2 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200. Fieldwork required. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST304: Research Methods for Studying Families and Children

An introductory research course designed to enable students to critically read, analyze and produce research in areas relevant to family and child studies. Various research approaches will be reviewed, and the role of research in society and its relationship to conditions of power and oppression will be explored. Starting Summer 2012: Through this introductory course students develop critical reading and analyzing skills regarding current research in the field of family and child studies. Students investigate various research approaches and the role of research in society and its relationships to conditions of power and oppression. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200; and Family and Child Studies (FCST) majors only.

FCST305: Death and Bereavement in the Family

This course offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of dying and death within the context of the family. This course will examine human responses to the dying process across the life span as well as the social functions of grief and mourning. Perceptions of death in various social, cultural, and religious contexts will be explored as will substantive and controversial topics related to the end of life. Starting Summer 2012: Students examine human responses to the dying process across the lifespan as well as the social functions of grief and mourning. Students also explore perceptions of death in various social, cultural, and religious contexts as well as substantive and controversial topics related to the end of life. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200 or PSYC 101. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department or departmental approval.

FCST308: Independent Study

Advanced areas in Family and Child Studies not offered in the regular curriculum. May be repeated for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different. Starting Summer 2012: Students engage in an independent study in advanced areas in Family and Child Studies not offered in the regular curriculum. Topics vary in response to student interests, faculty expertise, and current issues in the field. May be repeated for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different. () 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental permission.

FCST314: Child Development II: Adolescence

This course uses a developmental approach to study adolescents (11-18 years). Physical, cognitive and social development throughout this age period are studied. Family, peer, race, ethnicity, socio-cultural, and environmental influences on adolescents are examined. Starting Summer 2012: In this course students utilize a developmental approach to study adolescents (11-18 years) focusing on physical, cognitive and social development throughout this age period. Students examine the impact of family, peers, race, ethnicity, socio-cultural, and environmental influences on adolescents. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 214 and PSYC 101. Out-of-class interviews and/or observations are required.

FCST315: Field Experiences in Family and Child Services

Planned supervised experience with selected agencies offering services for families and for children. Starting Summer 2012: Students participate in a supervised field experience within selected agencies offering services for families and for children. Within the scope of this experience, students explore their own interest in the field of family and child services through a direct field experience and are exposed to the common professional roles and occupations. Students are expected to volunteer in a faculty-approved setting for 35 hours minimum during the semester. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours other.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 214 and PSYC 101. Thirty-five hours of field work required. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST316: Service-Learning Experiences with Families and Children

This course engages students in a real-life service experience working on issues identified by the community organizations. By collaborating with community partners, students will gain an understanding of civic engagement, diverse families, advocacy, program development, and the importance of reflection throughout the service experience. Students are required to provide three hours of weekly service with a community-partner organization that works with families and/or children. The service project will be determined by the instructor, the Center for Community-Based Learning (CC-BL) and community partner organizations affiliated with the CC-BL at Montclair State University. Service requirement: Three hours of weekly service in a community-partner organization is required. Starting Summer 2012: Students engage in real-life service experience working on issues identified by the community organizations. By collaborating with community partners, students gain an understanding of civic engagement, diverse families, advocacy, program development, and the importance of reflection throughout the service experience. Students are required to provide three hours of weekly service with a community partner organization that works with families and/or children. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101 and FCST 214. 3 hours of weekly service in a community-partner organization is required. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST317: Fieldwork Experience in Family and Child Studies: The Hospitalized Child

This course is geared toward guiding and supporting prospective Child Life interns in their initial exposure to children, families, and staff in a pediatric hospital setting. Class meetings will be structured in a format that encourages class discussion and students will be expected to share experiences with the instructor and fellow peers. Students will have a planned supervised experience for a minimum of 35 hours of field work in a pediatric setting approved by the instructor. (3 hours field experience.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 210. Experience for a minimum of 35 hours of field work in a pediatric setting approved by the instructor. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST320: Parenting Skills and Resources

Opportunities for the student to develop effective parenting skills and the knowledge about human development needed for the application of these skills. Impact of parenting resources on both parents and non-parents. Local, state and national resources examined. Assigned activities with children. Starting Summer 2012: Students have the opportunity to develop effective parenting skills and knowledge about human development needed for the application of these skills They also examine the impact of local, state, and national parenting resources on both parent and non-parents. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 214 and PSYC 101. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST322: Play in Child Life Practice

This hands-on course is designed to introduce students to the role and application of play in child life practice and other related fields, such as social work, therapeutic recreation, and education. Students learn about the child life field, and they examine the historical and cultural dimensions of play and explore major theories of play. Through lecture and experiential activities, students learn various play techniques used by child life specialists, such as role playing, expressive play, and storytelling. Students enhance their knowledge of the role of play in the treatment of children coping with hospitalization injury, and illness. Starting Summer 2012: This hands-on course is designed to introduce students to the role and application of play in child life practice and other related fields, such as social work, therapeutic recreation, and education. Students learn about the child life field, and they examine the historical and cultural dimensions of play and explore major theories of play. Students learn various play techniques used by child life specialists through a combination of lecture and experiential activities including role playing, expressive play, and storytelling. Students enhance their knowledge of the role of play in the treatment of children coping with hospitalization injury, and illness. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 210 and FCST 214. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST325: Adult Development and Aging

Starting Summer 2012: In this course students critically examine topics related to change and continuity in the psychological, emotional, and biological ways that adults develop in mid-life and later adulthood. Students analyze issues of mental health, stress and coping, personality development, changes in memory, learning, and cognitive functioning, as well as intelligence, creativity, and psychopathology in later life. They compare models of development throughout adulthood and consider cultural, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic variables that influence growth. Finally, students consider current research and contemporary issues as they pertain to adult development. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200 or matriculation in the Gerontology minor and departmental approval.

FCST328: Peer Counselin

This course provides the student with actual peer counseling experience. This experience takes the forms of one-to-one and group counseling. The student will experience the counseling process both as a counselor and as a client. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department or departmental approval.

FCST329: Theories and Techniques of Group Processes

Given that we function in groups of all sizes, with diverse populations and with various purposes throughout life, this course provides an understanding of the underlying dynamics of groups and provides the opportunity to relate the theories of group development to the actual group process. Students will explore theories and techniques useful in the positive development of entelchy groups. Starting Summer 2012: Students develop understanding of how we function in groups of all sizes, with diverse populations and with various purposes throughout life. Students gain an understanding of the underlying dynamics of groups and receive the opportunity to relate the theories of group development to the actual group process. Students explore theories and techniques useful in the positive development of entelchy groups. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 241.

FCST331: Money Management

The role and meaning of money in individual and family living; understanding income as a means of acquiring a style of life; the effective control of income, spending, savings, credit, and managing resources for future needs. Starting Summer 2012: Students explore the role and meaning of money in individual and family living and understanding income as a means of acquiring a style of life. They also examine the effective control of income, spending, savings, credit, and how to manage resources for future needs. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST332: Action Approaches to Personal Awareness

Designed to increase personal awareness and to assist in developing skills needed to maximize individual growth in human interaction. Through the use of psychodrama and other action-oriented techniques, students will have the opportunity to experience, critically evaluate and develop strategies for working beyond communication barriers to more effective interaction for their personal benefit and the benefit of others. Starting Summer 2012: Students work towards developing awareness and skills needed to maximize individual growth in human interaction. Through the use of psychodrama and other action-oriented techniques, students have the opportunity to experience, critically evaluate and develop strategies for working through communication barriers to a more effective interaction for their personal benefit and the benefit of others. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

FCST340: Aging and Social Policy

Recognizing the importance of public policy as it pertains to a growing, aging population, this course will introduce students to a range of policy issues at the federal, state, and local levels. The process of policy formation will be reviewed including how political organizations, special-interest groups, and advisory groups influence policy development and implementation. The course will cover the major public programs for older adults in the U.S. that address income security, health and long-term care, and housing needs. In order to recognize the varying effects policy can have on the lives of seniors, older adults from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds will be considered. Because families often struggle with the demands of caregiving and long-term care assistance, an evaluation of national and international public policy initiatives designed to address those needs will be conducted. Finally, students will be encouraged to identify and explore contemporary public policy issues that affect older adults on a regular basis. (3.0 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200 or matriculation in Gerontolgy minor and departmental approval. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST342: Family Sociology

Familiarizes students with data relating to the family as an institution, its development, dynamics and place in society. The impact of rapid social change on the American family. Not open to freshmen. Starting Summer 2012: Students familiarize themselves with data relating to the family as an institution, its development, dynamics, and place in society. They also explore the impact of rapid social change on the American family. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200. Not open to freshmen. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST344: Challenge of Aging

The change over the adult life span as it affects family interaction and resources in various sub-cultures. Implications for social policy and institutions relative to an increasing aging population. Field participation with agencies and elders; minimum 6 hours contact - more encouraged. Starting Summer 2012: Students examine how changes over the adult life span affect family interaction and resources in various cultural groups within the United States. Students also engage in fieldwork with agencies and elders and learn about the implications of social policy and institutions relative to an increasing aging population. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 201. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department or departmental approval.

FCST345: Gender in a Changing World

Gender issues that exist in our society and cross-culturally. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department or departmental approval.

FCST348: Individual and Family Development Over the Life Span

This introductory course provides an overview of family development over the life course in the United States and in other societies. Concepts and theories related to transitions within families over the life course will be explored. This course will also emphasize the role of culture and diversity in the development and functioning of families. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in FCCL, FCPS, FCEL, FCFS, FCGR. Starting Summer 2012: In this introductory course students gain an overview of family development over the life course in the United States and in other societies. Students also explore concepts and theories related to transitions within families over the life. This course also emphasizes the role of culture and diversity in the development and functioning of families. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Family and Child Studies. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST360: Families in Later Life

Combining the fields of family science and gerontology, this course will introduce students to family relationships, roles, and responsibilities in the second half of life. Later life families and the sociological and demographic implications of these families will be discussed. Culturally and ethnically diverse populations will be considered as well as issues of social justice. Multiple substantive topics related to aging families will be examined (i.e., caregiving, grandparenting, marriage and sibling relationships later life, housing, retirement, widowhood, aging parent-adult child relations, etc.). Finally, students will consider gerontological theory and its influence on the study of aging and aging family relationships. Starting Summer 2012: Applying the fields of family science and gerontology, students learn about family relationships, roles, and responsibilities in the second half of life. Students engage in discussion about later life families and the sociological and demographic implications of these families. Culturally and ethnically diverse populations are considered as well as issues of social justice. Multiple substantive topics related to aging families are examined (i.e., care giving, grandparenting, marriage and sibling relationships later life, housing, retirement, widowhood, aging parent-adult child relations, etc.). (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200 or PSYC 101. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department or departmental approval.

FCST370: Individual and Family Problem-Solving

Dealing with daily living through increased competence in decision-making and problem-solving in a variety of life styles. Starting Summer 2012: Students gain insight to how to deal with daily living through increased competence in decision-making and problem solving in a variety of life styles. Students develop skills for managing individual and family needs, problem solving, setting goals, and playing a leadership role. Students also examine ways in which the planned change process can be used at the individual or family level with a focus on strengths as well as problems. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST400: Senior Seminar

A capstone course which explores the integrative nature of the study of families and children and investigates the roles, conflicts and decision-making perspectives for beginning professionals. (3 hours seminar.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Family and Child Studies major and departmental approval.

FCST401: Advanced Research Methods in Family and Child Studies

Planned at a more advanced level than the Introduction to Research course, this course will give students the opportunity to plan and execute individual research projects. Starting Summer 2012: Through this advanced class in research methods students have the opportunity to plan and execute individual research thesis and projects, drawing on their earlier research course. Students continue to explore the research process as initiators of research projects, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Students are encouraged to present their completed research in professional forums. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 304 and departmental approval.

FCST408: Workshop in Family and Child Studies

Opportunity to study selected current problems in the field of Family and Child Studies. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits, providing the course topic is different for each repetition. Starting Summer 2012: This selected topics workshop invites students and professors to critically examine, discuss, and analyze current research on issues of concern in the field of Family and Child Studies. Topics are determined prior to course offering and publicized. The course may be repeated five times for a maximum of fifteen semester hours, provided the topic is different. () 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200 and any 300-level FCST course or departmental approval. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST409: Internship

Opportunity to work as an intern in a professional setting in a community organization, agency, or a service organization. Application available in the Family and Child Studies Department. Starting Summer 2012: Students have the opportunity to work as an intern in a professional setting in a community organization, agency, or a service organization. The internship experience is the final step in a student's education as a Family and Child Studies (FCST) student at Montclair State University (MSU). The placement experience aims to give students on-the-job training in a setting that provides contact with people in various program related environments. This is an opportunity for students to further enhance career preparation by developing professional competencies in such areas as critical thinking, assessment techniques, problem solving behaviors, decision making processes, utilization of resources, ability to function as part of a diverse work force, and understanding of the general operation, management, and philosophies of social service agencies. Students are expected to undertake a serious professional responsibility and work with diverse client populations to better understand the roles, rights, and responsibilities of consumers who utilize social services. () 8 - 12 sh.

Prerequisites: Family and Child Studies major and departmental approval.

FCST411: Sibling Relationships

In this course, students study sibling relationships and how they shape human development. They use family systems theory, sibling development principles and other frameworks to examine human behavior. They consider sibling behavior within the context of society, and give attention to the role of social location in the lives of families and children. Areas of sibling behavior explored include rivalry, support, birth order, selection of interests, personality and identity development, and abuse. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 348. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department or departmental approval.

FCST415: Child in the Community

The attitudes, mores and values of family and neighborhood life as determinants of the child's adaptation to school; growing up in families of deviant patterns; specialists and agencies in the community. Starting Summer 2012: Students gain knowledge about the attitudes, mores and values of family and neighborhood life as a determinant of the child's adaptation to school. They examine the impact on children of growing up in different types of families and in different types of social settings. They learn about the different types of specialists and agencies in the community. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 214 and FCST 348. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies.

FCST418: Working with Diverse Families and Children

Approaches to working with diverse families and children in human service, community, and educational settings will be examined. A particular focus will be on skill development for facilitating and leading family conferences in a variety of professional settings. Starting Summer 2012: Students study different approaches to working with diverse families and children in human service, community, and educational settings. A particular focus is on skill development for facilitating and leading family conferences in a variety of professional settings. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 348. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department or departmental approval.

FCST419: Special Studies in Family and Child Services

Exploring special concerns in the area of family life and child development. Starting Summer 2012: Students utilize an ecological lens to critically examine social problems impacting youth and their families in the 21st century. Issues include substance abuse, school violence, gang involvement, teen pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS. Students leave with an understanding of various prevention-related initiatives with proven effectiveness and how they can serve to protect youth and their families. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 348. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department or departmental approval.

FCST445: Poverty and Families

Examines the impact of economic structures, social conditions, gender, race and ethnicity as they affect the family system. This course will further examine the various social problems that place families at risk including family structures and community conditions such as poverty, access to resources, and geographic locations. Community contact is a requirement of the course. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. Starting Summer 2012: Students examine the impact of economic structures, social conditions, gender, race and ethnicity as they affect the family system as well as various social factors that place families at risk including family structures and community conditions such as poverty, access to resources, and geographic locations. Community contact is a requirement of the course. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 348. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST448: Family Counseling

Techniques and theories of collecting data and counseling families with such problems as money management, nutrition concerns, parent-child relationships and value conflicts. Starting Summer 2012: This introductory counseling-based course focuses on the core concepts fundamental to an understanding of marital and family therapy. Students learn about typical family functioning and atypical family dysfunction as well as strategies employed by practicing family therapists. The course emphasizes a multi-cultural approach to family counseling. Students review current research on family process and treatment. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 141 and FCST 348. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

FCST470: Family Management

Opportunity to analyze situations in which individuals and families use resources to maintain daily life and solve problems. Roles, goals, decision making, use of human and nonhuman resources and factors influencing household management. Starting Summer 2012: Students examine the many factors that influence and are influenced by the ways families use resources to maintain daily life and solve problems. They analyze different situations, considering such factors as the roles played by different family members, the goals of different family members in different situations, decision making, the use of human and nonhuman resources, and other factors influencing household management. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FCST 200 and FCST 348. Restricted to majors within the Family and Child Studies department.

HLTH100: Healthful Living

The achievement and maintenance of optimum personal health. Mental health, nutrition and weight control, drug use and abuse, communicable diseases, chronic and degenerative diseases, sexual adjustment, consumer health and environmental health. (2 hours lecture.) 2 sh.

HLTH101: Personal Health Issues

Personal Health Issues examines health through six interrelated dimensions: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, interpersonal and social, and environmental. This course examines how health choices impact society and the health of a community. Additionally, health policies and societal health issues are examined for their impact on the individual. This course emphasizes contemporary health issues using the national initiative Health People 2010 as a framework. Assessing health status, increasing health competencies to enhance decision-making skills, eliciting health-promoting behaviors, and interpreting existing and proposed social actions that ultimately affect individual, family, community and environmental health are central focuses of this course. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Interdisciplinary Core, Scientific Issues. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

HLTH105: Medical Terminology

A basic health course introducing elements of medical terminology describing body parts, systems, functions and medical procedures. Emphasis will be placed on development of medical vocabulary and communication skills. The course will provide learning episodes in formulating medical abbreviations and translating complex terminology into lay terms, that ultimately will be applicable to careers in medical writing, health care delivery and management. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

HLTH200: Introduction to Public Health

This course provides students with a basic understanding of the field of public health, the breadth of its scope, and the variety of scientific disciplines that inform its practice. It gives student a "taste" of public health and puts public health topics within a context of population-based issues and health. These topics include: AIDS and other emerging infectious diseases, environmental hazards, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, access to health care and other health disparities, and social and distributive justice. Emphasis is given to contemporary public health issues and the forces that shape them. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Interdisciplinary: Scientific Issues. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

HLTH207: Safety, Accidents and Emergency Care

Provides for study of major safety areas including transportation, public safety, industrial and home safety. Emergency health care, first aid treatment, and preventive measures are considered in the context of individual, agency and institutional responsibilities. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

HLTH210: Consumer Health

Interpretation of individual economic activity as it relates to health service and health products. Includes analysis of factors influencing consumer health attitudes and behavior. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

HLTH213: Perspectives on Drugs

Provides for the study of licit as well as illicit drug use in contemporary society from the perspective of selected biomedical and psychosocial disciplines. Examines the effects of drugs on the individual and society in the context of changing social conditions and technological developments. Analyzes complex nature of the drug problem and rehabilitative and preventive measures and tentative solutions to this important aspect of human existence. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

HLTH215: Drug Education in the Schools

Prepare health and physical education teachers to teach and implement drug education programs in the schools. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education (HLED) and Physical Education (PHED) majors only.

HLTH220: Mental Health

Provides for the study of human emotional adjustment throughout the life cycle from biomedical and psychosocial perspectives. The factors that foster the development of emotional and mental well-being and the forces that contribute to the breakdown of human adjustment capabilities are identified and analyzed in light of research and clinical literature. Special attention is given to the strategies for the prevention of mental disorders and promotion of mental health. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

HLTH222: Mental Health in the Schools

This course focuses on mental health content and teaching methodology for education K-12 in schools based on the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

HLTH232: Emergency Health Care

Considers the nature, causes and treatment of emergency health problems (accident, heart failure and heart attack, drug overdose, etc.). Surveys community emergency services and provides insight into the scientific foundations of emergency health problems and treatment procedures. (2 hours lecture.) 2 sh.

HLTH240: Foundations of Environmental Health

Prepares student to make informed decisions concerning the avoidance or elimination of disease-causing environmental exposures by providing an understanding of the scientific principles by which these exposures are identified, measured, and judged as to their acceptability. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

HLTH245: Observation of Health Agencies

An introductory field course designed to acquaint students with a wide range of school and community health programs and professional specializations in health. Provides a series of field visits and short-term placements under professional supervision. Open to all. () 2 - 3 sh.

HLTH246: The Science of Public Health: Epidemiology

Provides a basic understanding of the epidemiologic method of identifying disease-causing exposures. Emphasizes the generation of hypotheses based on descriptive epidemiologic data, the testing of hyoptheses by analytical epidemiological research, the determination of causality, and the value of epidemiological research in developing and evaluating disease prevention strategies. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Interdisciplinary Core, Scientific Issues. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

HLTH290: Human Sexuality

Students will explore many interacting cultural, personal and health factors relating to human sexual development, attitudes, and behaviors. Historical, anthropological, biological/physiological, socio-cultural and psychological factors will be introduced to encourage a broad perspective. Discussion of differing philosophical, ethical and moral positions will also aid students in making a critical assessment of intimate human relationships and acquaint them with criteria and processes for understanding themselves as sexual beings. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

HLTH295: Sexuality Education in the Schools

Focus on sexuality content and teaching methodology for sex education K-12 in schools. Based on NJ Content Standards for Sexuality Education. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

HLTH301: Addictions and Dependencies

Nature and causes of drug dependencies, including study of substances capable of producing dependency. Preventive measures and various approaches to treatment and rehabilitation of drug-dependent persons. (2 hours lecture.) 2 sh.

Prerequisites: HLTH 213 or HLTH 215.

HLTH307: The Study of Human Diseases

Provides a comprehensive study of diseases, their etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Includes a review of causation theories and incidence patterns and focuses on major degenerative, neoplastic, metabolic, immunologic, and infectious diseases. Attention is given to prevention and control measures with an emphasis on the role of selected health/medical resources in disease management. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HLTH 105 or HPEM 150 or ATTR 201 and at least one 200-level course in HLTH, HPEM, or ATTR.

HLTH313: Health Consequences of Alcohol Use and Abuse

The biological and pharmacological effects of alcohol use and abuse are examined. The health problems associated with abusive alcohol consumption are investigated and current research in this area is reviewed. Theories on the genesis of alcoholism relating to the individual, family and the community are studied. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HLTH 213 or HLTH 215.

HLTH314: Public Health Aspects of Alcohol Abuse

Examines the impact of alcohol abuse on public health. Society's attempts to diminish the impact are also explored. Includes study of effects of alcohol abuse on the family and workplace; prevention modalities and rehabilitation programs. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HLTH 213 or HLTH 215.

HLTH325: Program Planning

This course focuses on the process of designing, planning, and implementing health education and health promotion programs. The methods of conducting a needs assessment, the development of program goals and objectives, and the internal and external factors that affect program development and implementation are central focuses of this course. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental approval.

HLTH330: Foundations of Health Education

Provides a comprehensive study of the scientific, social, behavioral, educational, and legal foundations of health education. Traces the evolution and interprets the impact of related professions on school, community, and allied health education. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Health. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental approval.

HLTH347: Health Issues Forum

In-depth study of a single health issue of current public or professional concern including analysis of recent authoritative literature. Topic to be announced each semester. Course credit determined by nature and breadth of topics selected. If taken for 1.0 or 2.0 credits, the course may be repeated for a maximum of 3.0 credits with permission of the department. () 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

HLTH350: Field Study in Health

Selected experiences in community health work through arrangements with various kinds of health agencies. Major projects developed under supervision of a faculty member and a qualified person in the health professions agency. () 2 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: HLTH 245.

HLTH375: Women's Health

This course offers perspectives on women's health and health care, focusing predominately on the United States but with some attention to international and global issues. Students will receive an overview of the health status and major health concerns of women. Acute and chronic problems will be addressed across the lifespan. This course includes fieldwork experience. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or WMGS 102 or departmental approval.

HLTH401: The Teaching of Health

Traces historical development of health instruction, examines characteristics of health learners, and compares different types of health education programs. Provides for use of the computer in health education. Requires demonstration of health education planning, teaching and evaluation skills. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program or departmental approval.

HLTH404: Foundations of Measurement and Evaluation in Health Education

Provides for the study of the concept and the process of measurement and evaluation in health education. Specific topics related to test selection, test construction, test administration, and analysis of test results are discussed within a broad theoretical framework and reinforced with practical experiences. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program or departmental approval.

HLTH405: Senior Seminar/CHES

This course provides in-depth information about the profession of health education including the range of positions available, the varied job responsibilities, and the spectrum of work settings. A major emphasis of this course is placed on preparation for the Certified Health Education Specialist Examination (CHES) offered by the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This course provides a culmination of the material presented in the previous courses of the student's tenure in this major. (2 hours seminar.) 2 sh.

Prerequisites: HLTH 330, junior or senior standing and Public Health concentration or departmental approval.

HLTH411: School Health and Community Services

Provides for an in-depth understanding of the school health program and community services. Includes study of school and health services, healthful school environment, and health education and community health services. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental approval.

HLTH425: Vital Statistics

This course covers the basic concepts in the application of statistics as they relate to health and biological problems. Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques used to evaluate the health status of a community, including births, deaths, and illness rates. Additionally, the biological issues underlying national and local health policies are explored. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HLTH 325.

HLTH430: Health Counseling

Course focuses on factors influencing health and illness behavior with implications for behavioral intervention in health care. Included are the intervention strategies of prevention, crisis intervention, postvention and compliance, and the intervention techniques of assessment, interviewing, counseling skills and small group dynamics. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HLTH 220 or HLTH 222 or departmental approval.

HLTH433: Behavioral Aspects of Diet, Activity and Health

This course provides students with an understanding of population-based dietary and physical activity patterns, their social and behavioral contexts and meanings, their relationships with chronic diseases, and public health intervention approaches. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental approval.

HLTH440: Health Aspects of Aging

This course focuses upon changes in aspects of health during the middle and later years of life. Includes anatomy and physiology, nutritional requirements, sensoria and those phenomena associated with aging and sexuality. Common causes of morbidity and mortality explored as they relate to the aged. Attention given to the psychosocial and economic needs of the elderly as well as to those aspects of gerontology which deal with legislation and community organization. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental approval.

HLTH442: Health Promotion

Provides an overview of efforts to reduce the prevalence of disease-promoting behaviors by establishing health programs in various settings. Criteria for prioritizing health promotion efforts are examined and applied to specific risk factor reduction efforts. The need to evaluate the cost-benefit of health promotion programs is emphasized. Administrative and ethical issues in health promotion are addressed. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental approval.

HLTH444: Community Organization and Health Advocacy

This course focuses on the context of community-based health organizations (CBHO's) and their functions. Emphasis is placed on the political and economical management of these organizations and their future role in improving health outcomes. Included is an examination of the advocacy model of community health and development of the strategies and skills necessary to become an effective health advocate. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental approval.

HLTH445: Perspectives on Death

Exploration of the personal and social meanings of death. Formulation of realistic plans for living, through education about death. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental approval.

HLTH450: Health Disparities and Social Justice

This course explores how broad social, cultural and economic inequalities in society affect health. By closely examining pressing problems in global health, the course guides the students in efforts to improve the health conditions of those overburdened by poverty, marginalization and social injustice. By the end of the course, students will have gained an understanding of how social forces become embodied as pathologies and how specific political, economic and historic processes influence the distribution of disease among different populations. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental approval.

HLTH455: Core Concepts in the Delivery of Health Care

Interdisciplinary analysis of patient care, supporting functions of health practitioners and human service principles underlying allied health professional-patient interactions. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Allied Health. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Six months of occupational experience in an allied health specialty.

HLTH458: Curriculum and Teaching in Health Occupations Education

Application of curriculum and teaching principles in secondary and post-secondary health occupations instructional programs. First semester: classroom teaching and special instructional methods. Second semester: clinical instruction, curriculum development and coordination of health occupations programs. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental permission.

HLTH460: Systems of Health Services Delivery

The organization, administration and functions of health services in the United States and other major nations; the social and professional policies which determine their scope and nature. Principal methods currently employed in the U.S. for analysis and evaluation of health care systems. Offers opportunity to students to relate these general understandings to those segments of the health services system of particular professional interest to themselves. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental approval.

HLTH470: Patient Education

Provides for an in-depth study of comprehensive patient education. Topics include historical development, roles and responsibilities of patient education, program planning and development, and evaluation of patient education programs. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: All Health Education majors only; or departmental approval.

HLTH475: Health Communication and Social Marketing

This course provides students with the ability to plan, implement and evaluate a health communications program for a community health services institution. It focuses on the evolution of health communication in the United States, health communication theories and cultural differences. It provides for hands-on development of computer-based communications including newsletters, websites, and databases. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education major or departmental permission.

HLTH490: Ethics in Health Care

Ethics is recognized as a general area of concern for health care practitioners and administrators. Issues in health care ethics will be discussed, with emphasis on their impact on delivery and administration of health care, and the personal ethical dilemmas they impose upon the health care professional. Issues included are general health care ethics, the right to health care, allocation of scarce resources, control of death, and human experimentation. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Public Health concentration or departmental approval.

HLTH495: Writing for Publication in Health

General aim is to analyze and develop skills in the process of writing for publication in the health field. Students analyze health writing, meet published writers, interview editors, utilize health research facilities and submit a manuscript for publication. Permission of instructor required. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Public Health concentration or departmental approval.

JUST101: Criminology

Definitions of crime, the major theories of crime, the nature and extent of criminal behavior. Analysis of different types of crime, including juvenile delinquency, corporate crime, crimes against women, and crimes by police. Institutions of social control: police, courts, prisons. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

JUST102: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Do the three main sectors of the criminal justice system - the police, the courts, and corrections - have an impact on crime, achieve justice, and constitute a system? This course will look at the historical development of each of these sectors, their relation to broader social forces, and their internal problems and dilemmas. Topics may include current controversies (police brutality, the death penalty and other sentencing trends, community policing, plea bargaining, parole) as well as the impact of broader issues like race, gender and social class. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

JUST103: Introduction to International Justice

This course is an introduction to international justice. The course focuses on the origins of the international justice in the Enlightenment, and contemporary philosophical discourses on justice. The course further examines the structure of international justice, with particular emphasis on war crimes trials, truth and reconciliation commissions, and the debate about the International Criminal Court. The course provides and overview of contemporary issues in international justice which include a variety of transnational, the effects of international conflicts on women and children, and the issues of sustainable development around the world. (3 lecture hours.) 3 sh.

JUST200: Perspectives on Justice Studies I

An examination of questions of justice based upon social behavior, group processes and individual differences. The course will explore controversies surrounding justice and injustice, including the potential for differential treatment based upon race, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical ability. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Justice Studies. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

JUST201: Perspectives on Justice Studies II

An introduction to the systems, processes and theories of justice in the United States:civil, criminal, juvenile and therapeutic. The course will explore the historical development of the American justice systems through an examination of relevant law and scholarly sources. By incorporating applicable law and court processes, the course will provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of US justice systems. (2 hour lecture, 2 hour other.) 3 sh.

JUST209: Environmental Crime

The purpose of this course is to explore the variety of harms committed against the environment and its inhabitants. The course examines explanations for environmental crime, the criminal justice system response, consequences of environmental offenses, crime resulting from natural disasters, and how the criminal justice system can be more responsive to issues of environmental crime. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 102.

JUST210: Intermediate International Justice

The aim of this course is to provide students with an in-depth look at theories and institutions of international justice. In this course the concept of "international justice" will be divided into three components: international economic justice, international political justice, and human rights. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 103.

JUST223: Ethnography in Justice Studies

The course will utilize case studies from justice systems settings to explore the process of doing ethnographic research from diverse theoretical perspectives. It will focus on the personal, political, ethical, moral, legal, and scientific dilemmas that researchers typically face attempting to gather fieldwork and interview data about the backstage regions of the subject's world. Specific areas to be examined include the researcher's role in the field, developing rapport and trust, emotions and fieldwork, age, race, sex, sexual orientation, and gender issues in research, the politics and ethics of research in applied and non-applied settings, and techniques of data collection in interviewing and participant observation. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

JUST230: Family Violence

This course will take a life-course approach in examining the complex issues of family violence. It will utilize a multidisciplinary framework in analyzing the dynamics of abuse. Students will discuss the various forms of violence as well as the prevalence and incidence of violence in different stages of the lifespan. The relationship between child abuse, sibling abuse, partner abuse and elder abuse will be examined. Students will also explore family violence from a cultural perspective. They will review current social policy as it relates to the protection and treatment of the victims of family violence. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

JUST240: Statistics for Social Research

The use of statistics to summarize data, to show relationships among variables. Evaluating research reports based on statistics. Use of the computer to analyze data. Cross-listed with Sociology, SOCI 240. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

JUST250: Current Issues in Policing

The course will examine current issues in policing from an interdisciplinary perspective. Subjects include racial and ethnic profiling, policing a multi-cultural society, police use of force, police corruption, policing domestic violence, policing emotionally disturbed people, police management of terrorist threat, hostage negotiation, policing disasters (SWAT/Emergency Service - first responders) and relevant dimensions of police psychology. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

JUST300: Research Methods in Justice Studies

Introduction to the principles of empirical research and their application in the law and justice system. Examination of sampling, experimental methods, survey methods, and qualitative fieldwork and study of strengths and weaknesses of these methods. Attention to methods for progrm, family, and individual evaluation. A critical approach to understanding and using "facts" about levels of adult and juvenile crime, causes of crime, public perceptions of crime and punishment, victimization, policing, the courts, and corrections. (2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 102 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval. Not open to freshman.

JUST310: Theoretical Issues in Justice Studies

The purpose of this course is to explore justice-related issues of crime and punishment in both historical and contemporary settings - to examine, for instance, how and why some acts become defined as crimes and others do not, how and why these definitions change over time, and what factors (eg. race, class, and gender) influence and determine these changes. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

JUST313: Organized Crime

Organized crime as a social phenomenon. The methods and goals of large-scale crime and its economic, political, and social costs; popular attitudes towards organized crime; efforts of enforcement and investigation agencies to deal wiht the problem. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 102 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

JUST314: Environmental Justice

The domain of this course is the role of social inequities, especially those of class and race, in the distribution of environmental risks in societies at the local, national, and global levels and includes study of legal remedies and public policy measures that address environmental injustices. Cross listed with Sociology, SOCI 314. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

JUST315: Restorative Justice

Study of the mediation process and its evolution. Analysis of models and applications including: court-annexed, family, municipal court, community, peer, and victim offender mediation. Student participation in role plays, research, and observations of mediation process. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

JUST316: Victimology

Victimology is the scientific study of victims including the relationship between the victim and offender, the victim and the criminal justice system, and the victim with other societal institutions. The goal of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the subject of victimology in the context of Criminology and Women's and Gender studies. The course will be presented in three parts: Research and theory on victimization, Exploration of special topics in victimology, and Historical and Contemporary practical responses to victimization. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201 or WMGS 301 or departmental approval.

JUST317: Race and the U.S. Legal System

The course will examine the use of the law both to perpetuate and eradicate racial injustice in the United States from the inception and rise of slavery during the colonial period through the racial desegregation decision on the United States Supreme Court in Brown vs. Board of Education in 1954 to the present. The goals of the course are to achieve an understanding of the role of law in its social context, especially with regard to the use of legal institutions, and law in the creation and maintenance of systems of racial injustice and to examine the use of law (especially litigation) as a mechanism for social change. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

JUST318: Animals and Justice

The course will familiarize students with scholarship on the relationships between human and nonhuman animals from a multidisciplinary perspective including the ecological, environmental, cultural, economic, social, psychological, and health dimensions of these relationships. The course will situate nonhuman animals into a larger conception of social justice. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

JUST319: Hate Crimes

The course examines issues relating to how and why people hate; what constitutes a hate crime; whether and how society should legislate against hate crime; and how tolerance can be promoted in an ever-diverse and complex world. Course topics may include a historical perspective on hate; psychological and sociological theories as to why people hate hate; hate crime laws; enforcement issues relating to hate crime laws; constitutional challenges to hate laws; international hate crime; and new frontiers in hate and hate crime. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

JUST320: Women and Prison

This course will take a comprehensive view of the issues that bring women in contact with the criminal justice system and correctional institutions. Students will discuss the historical legacy of female incarceration in Europe and America. They will discover that the demographic intersections of gender, race, class and gender orientation play a major role in sentencing outcomes. Gender responsive programming as well as role model programs in the US, Canada and Europe will be discussed. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

JUST321: White Collar Crime

An examination of the nature, scope, forms, and styles of occupational and business-related criminal activities in the U.S., as well as their social, political, and economic implications. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

JUST322: Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

This course will deal with major theories regarding the causes of juvenile delinquency. The relationship between juvenile crime and justice and the socio-economic and institutional arrangements of the larger society will be the primary focus. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

JUST323: Serial Killers

This course will focus on Serial Killers in American society. Serial killers are those who kill at least three persons over time. Serial killers often seem to be rational and sane, planning their murders in advance. If they are less than sane, less than rational, then the implications for justice are altered, and the investigation needs to be broadened beyond the idea of punishment. The thrust of the course will be spread over these themes: crime and punishment, rationality and madness, justice and revenge. With these topics in mind, this course will concern itself with the historical, psychological, legal and cultural implications of serial killers. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 and JUST 201.

JUST324: Terrorism and Social Justice

The goals of this course are to study terrorists and terrorism from both a criminological and social justice perspective and to contextualize the current debate regarding civil liberty-for-security tradeoffs in an age of terror. The course will familiarize students with the definitional debates surrounding terrorism, the questions regarding how to treat terrorists from a legal and law enforcement perspective, and the reactions that terrorists elicit from governments and publics. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201 and/or departmental permission.

JUST325: Police and Society

This course will examine urban police organizations from diverse theoretical perspectives. Subjects include media images of the police, police discretion, police use of force, police corruption, women in policing, ethnic minorities in policing, and researching the police. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

JUST326: Death Penalty Perspectives

This course examines the specific legal issues inherent in capital punishment. Included will be detailed coverage of both substantive and procedural law of capital punishment as well as the roles of lawyers, judges, and juries within this legal system. This course also will focus upon empirical analyses of death penalty applications and will carefully explore its practical and philosophical underpinnings. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

JUST327: Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

The goal of this course is to provide a cross-national survey of crime and criminal justice. Emphasis will be on crime rates, forms of criminality, police, courts, and corrections. Descriptive material on how select countries administer criminal justice will be analyzed and compared. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 102 or JUST 200 or JUST 201.

JUST328: Prisons and Punishment

The course will focus on Prisons and Punishment in American society. The prison is the symbol of punishment in western society. Apart from the general and historical claims made on punishment, we will be concerned with the policy implications of the existence of prisons. We will discuss the purposes of prison, whether or not they rehabilitate, and explore the issue of alternatives to incerceration. This course will emphasize classical and contemporary sociological and historical texts, case law, inmate memoirs, and fictional accounts of prison life. As we learn to connect crime to social cohesion, cultural diversity, labor issues, and racial, ethnic and gender differences, we will discover and sample various perspectives on punishment. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 102 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

JUST329: Homeland Security

This course examines the criminal justice roles, responsibilities and jurisdictions associated with homeland security. It will focus on the analysis of terrorism, as well as threats and challenges facing criminal justice agencies. Emphasis will be placed on the constitutional, organizational, and competency issues needed to meet criminal justice goals. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JSUT 102 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

JUST330: International Environmental Issues

This course will familiarize students with environmental issues from a global perspective. The course will situate global environmental concerns within a larger framework of social justice and elaborate on various social, political, economic, and historical issues related to the environment and natural resources. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201.

JUST331: Police Civil Liability

This course will examine theories of police civil liability cases. It will explore relevant case law and provide an understanding of civil liability and its impact on law enforcement policies and procedures. (3 lecture hours.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201.

JUST332: Cybercrime

This course will provide students with the theoretical foundations and practical applications of the laws applied to technology based crimes. The course will utilize a model and method approach, which will present theory and procedure in a case problem context. It will acquaint students with the procedures utilized in the prosecution of cybercrimes. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201.

JUST351: Juries and Justice

An examination of the roots of the American jury system and the role of trials in the social construction of morality. Consideration of issues related to jury pools, selection, and representativeness. Examination of data from research on group processes within actual and mock juries, including communication and decision making in juries and juror bias. Students will conduct field studies in local courts. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

JUST352: Crime and Globalization

The primary aim of this course is the examination of the nexus between globalization and crime. The focus of the course is on the changing nature of transnational and international crimes, their relationship to political, social, cultural and economic developments, and the challenges these present for the governance of crime. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201.

JUST353: Corrections

Traces the historical development of corrections in the United States and examines present trends. Explores the sociopolitical nature of various correctional policies, with special emphasis on current trends and controversies. Analyzes prison life from the perspectives of administrators, corrections officers, and inmates. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

JUST354: International Prisoners' Rights

International Prisoners' Rights concerns the laws regulating the rights of incarcerated persons. The course analyzes the breadth and limitations of the substantive rights of prisoners in a variety of countries. This course is particularly suited to students interested in the political, social, and economic contexts in which difficult issues of criminal justice and fairness present themselves. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201.

JUST355: Human Trafficking

The goal of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of global human trafficking, including extent, causes, impact, perpetrators, victims and responses. In addition to an overview of the global issues we will examine the multifaceted needs of trafficking survivors, and legal and policy approaches to reducing the problem. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201 and/or departmental permission.

JUST356: Genocide

This interdisciplinary course explores the emergence, development, underlying causes and responses to genocide. This course examines the legal entities established to address cases of genocide, and the formal and informal mechanisms of justice and redress for genocide victims and their families. This course will explore these themes through the study of particular cases such as the Holocaust, Rwanda, Armenia, Cambodia, the former Yugoslavia and Darfur. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201 or by departmental permission.

JUST358: Crime Scene Investigation

This course will examine the theoretical foundations and practical applications of the law used to the investigation of crimes. It will acquaint students with the procedures utilized in the identification, recovery and analysis of evidence of the commission of crimes. It will also explore relevant case law. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201.

JUST359: Women and the Environment

The course will familiarize students with the role of women in the environmental movement, currently and historically from a social justice perspective. The course will focus on the unique roles women have played in environmental protection. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 102 or JUST 200 or JUST 209.

JUST360: Rights, Liberties and American Justice

An integrated approach to the study of individual rights, liberties, and American justice. The development of constitutional law in its social, political, and cultural contexts. The growth of the legal tradition and recent developments in relation to statutory law in shaping the principles of American liberty. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

JUST390: Independent Study in Justice Studies

Guided study of a particular area of Justice Studies arranged individually between student and professor. The topic may be a more advanced treatment of a regularly offered course or the exploration of a timely and significant area of Justice Studies. This course does not replace a regular course taken on an independent study basis. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

JUST398: Selected Topics in Justice Studies

Exploration of a timely and significant area of Justice Studies. The specific topic will be announced each time that the course is offered. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 102 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

JUST400: Drugs and Society

The course will familiarize students with scholarship on the relationships between drugs and disparate treatment by race, class and gender from a multidisciplinary perspective. The course will situate drugs into a larger conception of social justice and will familiarize students with scholarship on the relationships between drugs and the larger structural elements of society. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

JUST401: Social Justice and Family Policy

Students will examine historical and current social welfare policies within a social justice context and as they affect families through the lifecourse. They will analyze the conflicts and controversies that surround current policies and the role of the media in setting the social welfare agenda. Students will come to and understanding of the political forces and special interests that frame the rationale for social welfare policy and will decide what reforms, if any, are indicated. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

JUST402: Sex Crimes

The course will familiarize studnets with an understanding of sexual offending and offenders from a multidisciplinary perspective. The course will situate this type of crime and offender within a larger conception of social justice and will familiarize students with scholarship on the relationships between sex crimes and the larger structural elements of society. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 310 or departmental approval.

JUST403: Seminar on Gender and Crime

The goal of this course is to provide an upper-level, trans-disciplinary overview of ways that gender shapes individuals' experiences with the criminal justice system as workers, offenders and victims. Emphasis will be placed on the examination of structural disadvantage, the gendered nature of criminological theoretical perspectives, and the victim/offender dichotomy. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 310 or by departmental permission.

JUST495: Senior Honors Seminar in Research

This course aims to provide original research experience to advanced undergraduate students. The goal of this course is to have students conduct primary research, from the initial stages of literature exploration through to data collection and analysis. Successful completion of original research will encourage continuation to graduate school. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 300, JUST 240; 3.2 or higher GPA overall and 3.5 or higher GPA in the major.

JUST496: Peer Mentoring for Justice Studies

Advanced students serve as peer mentors in Justice Studies working with faculty and students to promote academic excellence and positive student culture. They will also solidify knowledge and gain organizational and leadership experience. This course may be repeated once for credit. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior status and departmental permission; Justice Studies majors only.

JUST497: Senior Seminar and Internship

Field placement experience. The required classroom seminar complements the applied component and includes discussions of organizational models, conflict resolution, confidentiality, career options and resume writing. Discussion themes incorporate a multidisciplinary perspective. May be repeated once for students who choose a second concentration. (2 hours seminar, 1 hour other.) 3 - 8 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200, JUST 201, JUST 300, and JUST 310 with a minimum grade of C- in each; 18 credits in the student's concentration; Justice Studies majors only; senior status; and departmental permission.

LAWS200: Introduction to Law

An introduction to the meaning and functions of law, the powers and the jurisdiction of the courts. An exploration of traditional and evolving areas of law. A survey of the different professions and career options within the legal field. An assessment of the roles and importance of law in the lives of students and the public. Students may take LAWS 200 or JURI 210 but not both courses. Students in the Jurisprudence major should take JURI 210. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

LAWS220: Conflict and Its Resolution

A study of conflict, its management and resolution. Exploration of conflict management skills negotiation and mediation. Considerations of culture, gender, race, and age in resolving conflicts. Current developments and practical applications such as peer mediation, negotiation in the workplace, and dispute resolution in the court system. Students may take LAWS 220 or PALG 308, but not both courses. Students in the Paralegal Minor should take PALG 308. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

LAWS290: Language of the Law

This course explores the interface between language and our legal system. Students study the history of legal language up to the present day. Topics to be covered include, among others, the impact of (il)literacy on the law, the linguistic ramifications of governing bilingual societies, the functions of written laws and legal language, and the social psychological impact of language use in modern-day litigation. Cross-listed with Linguistics LNGN290. () 3 sh.

LAWS302: Legal Research

Study of principles and methods of research as applied to law and government. Exploration of the sources of law including case law, legislative process and intent, statutory law and public administration. Contrastive applications of law library research and computer-assisted legal research. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JURI 210 or LAWS 200 or POLS 101 or departmental approval.

LAWS362: Legal Writing

Application of legal research, method, and analysis to legal writing. Students are required to perform various kinds of legal writing assignments and to demonstrate ability to identify legal problems, analyze them based upon the related law and theory, and solve problems with resulting written work product. Utilization of computer-assisted legal research. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Jurisprudence. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LAWS 302.

LAWS388: Advocacy and Persuasion

The focus of this class involves the study of substantive and procedural legal issues with the added dimension of combining the arts of persuasion and advocacy and their application to trial strategies. Students learn techniques of communicating evidence, both oral and demonstrative, to advocate effectively a client's case and persuade a jury. Students are exposed to the rules of evidence and trial procedure culminating in putting theory into practice by applying classroom study to a legal problem in the format of a mock trial including witness and attorney roles. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LAWS 200 or JURI 210 or POLS 320.

LAWS390: Independent Study in Law

Guided study of a particular area of law arranged individually between student and professor. The topic may be a more advanced treatment of a regularly offered course or the exploration of a timely and significant area of law. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

LAWS391: Women and the Law

Introduction to and evaluation of the changing patterns of gender-based laws in the United States in terms of the preferences they reflect and the rationales used to justify them. Emphasis on issues which impact upon women's rights, relevant case law which impacts upon the roles and rights of women, and legislation. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JURI 210 or LAWS 200 or WMGS 102.

LAWS460: Advanced Legal Research and Writing

Refinement of principles and methods of legal research in working with statutes, case law, and other legal sources. Application of legal research techniques to practical legal problems. Preparation of more complex legal research projects. Utilization of computer-assisted legal research. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LAWS 302 and LAWS 362.

LAWS473: Seminar in Law and Literature

This course examines the "Law and Literature" movement, an area of study developed within the legal field over the past several decades. The course is devoted to a thematic exploration and examination of the application of the concepts of law and literature and underscores areas of mutual illumination of the two vast bodies of text: legal opinions and works of literature. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JURI 210 or LAWS 200 or departmental approval.

LAWS497: Pre-Law Seminar and Internship

Field work experience in the legal setting to provide pre-law students who have acquired basic skills through introductory courses with the opportunity to utilize those skills and further explore the field of law. Required classroom seminar supplements experiential component and includes discussion of field work experience and ethical considerations. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LAWS 200 or JURI 200; and LAWS 302 with at least a B grade; and LAWS 362 with at least a B grade; open only to juniors and seniors.

LAWS499: Selected Topics in Law

Exploration of a timely and significant area of law. The specific topic will be announced each time that the course is offered. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Vary according to the topic offered.

PALG210: Law and Litigation

An introduction to the legal system with a focus on the New Jersey court system. Review of substantive areas of law and application of procedural concepts from initiation of a civil lawsuit through entry of judgment. The unique role and function of attorney and paralegal in the process of client interviewing, ethical considerations, investigation and preparation for trial. Drafting of pleadings and other documents used in litigation and trial. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

PALG301: Criminal Law and Procedure

Legal concepts of criminal law and their application to criminal procedure. Contrast between civil law and criminal law. Study of crimes against persons, property and the public. Searches and seizure, arrest and interrogation. Students may take PALG 301 or POLS 321 but not both courses as part of the Paralegal minor, the Political Science major or the Criminal Justice minor. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG304: Real Estate Law

Principles of real estate law and transactions. Contracts, mortgages, surveys, title, RESPA. Conveyances of real property from the standpoint of seller and purchaser. Landlord-tenant relations. Forms and documents utilized by paralegals in real estate law. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG305: Immigration Law

Basic overview of Immigration and Nationality Act, including historical and sociological perspectives of United States immigration. Practice and procedure of immigration law as it pertains to both administrative agency processing and consular processing. Non-immigrant visas, family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, naturalization, removal, asylum and refugee practice. Recent developments in this continually evolving area of law and practice. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG306: Contract Law

Theoretical foundations and practical applications of contract law in the common law tradition as modified by the Uniform Commercial Code. Drafting of contracts. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG308: Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration

An in-depth study of complimentary forms of dispute resolution as compared and contrasted with the traditional judicial system. Students study the theoretical background and receive training in mediation, negotiation and arbitration. Students may take LAWS 220 or PALG 308 but not both courses. Students in the Paralegal Studies Program should take PALG 308. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG310: Fundamentals of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law

Substantive principles of patent, trademark and copyright law including categories and standards of patentability, categories of trademarks and categories of copyrightable subject matter. Assignment and licensing of such proprietary rights. Litigation involving acts of infringement including related areas of anti-trust law and unfair competition. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG312: Research and Writing for Paralegals

Study of principles, methods and applications of research and writing as utilized by paralegals in the legal environment. Students will be required to use the library as well as conduct computer-assisted research. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG316: Skills for Bilingual Legal Personnel

Translating, interpreting and cultural fluency as applied to the legal field and in particular to the role of bilingual paralegals. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Fluency in Spanish required.

PALG317: Evidence

An examination of the basic principles and rules governing trial advocacy in federal and state (NJ) cases. Areas to be examined include: the hearsay rule and its exceptions, examination of witnesses (lay and expert), impeachment, privileges, real and demonstrative evidence, inference, judicial notice and presumptions. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG318: Computer-Assisted Research in the Legal Environment

This course provides students with the theoretical foundations and practical applications of computer-based research in the legal environment. Areas to be covered in computer-assisted legal research include government legal databases and private legal databases such as Westlaw and Lexis. Factual investigation and other law-related internet reserarch will also be explored. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG320: Bankruptcy Law

This course prepares paralegal students to assist attorneys representing debtors and creditors in bankruptcy matters. The course emphasizes procedures and their practical applications, including interviewing clients, preparing and reviewing schedules and preparing claims and motions. The course reviews the new Federal bankruptcy code. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG322: Wills, Trusts and Probate Law

Basic concepts, practice, and procedures in wills, probate, and trusts. Includes will drafting, estate planning, probate procedures and estate administration. Forms and questionnaires utilized by paralegals in these areas. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG330: Family Law

Basic concepts of family law practice. Study of ceremonial and common-law marriage. Dissolution of marriage and annulment. Financial consequences, including alimony and property distribution. Child custody, adoption, illegitimacy, paternity, and surrogacy. Domestic violence. Familiarization with New Jersey procedures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG331: Administrative Law and Procedure

This course will employ an integrated approach to the study of administrative law. Students will explore the importance of administrative agencies in the development and implementation of public policies as well as the pervasive ways in which agency actions affect the public. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG332: Personal Injury Law

Legal concepts and terminology of personal injury law, both substantive and procedural. Negligence, medical malpractice, products liability. Drafting of pleadings and other documents utilized by paralegals in personal injury practice. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG336: Corporations and Partnerships

Legal characteristics and tax aspects related to sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited partnerships and corporations. Formation, operation and dissolution of the corporate entity. Drafting of legal forms utilized by paralegals in these areas. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG339: Computer Applications in the Legal Environment

Applications of computer software and hardware in the legal environment. Legal applications of word processing, databases,and spreadsheets. Legal software for document generation, document management, financial management, time billing, time and document management, computer-assisted legal research and information management in the workflow process. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG360: Rights Liberties American Justic

() 3 sh.

PALG378: Employment Law

The goal of this course is to provide students with the theorectical foundations and practical applications of employment law as it has developed and been applied in the United States. The course will utilize a model and method approach which will present theory and procedure in a case problem context. The course will acquaint students with various human resource and compliance procedures in the modern legal environment. Processes such as policy creation and procedural application of modern employment law including wrongful discharge, whisleblower statutes, age discrimination, handicap discrimination, sex discrimination and harassment, race, and religion will be explored as well. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the use of ADR and CDR prior to disputes manifest before federal and state agencies. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG390: Independent Study in Paralegal Studies

Guided study of a particular area of Paralegal Studies arranged individually between student and professor. The topic may be a more advanced treatment of a regularly offered course or the exploration of a timely and significant area of Paralegal Studies. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG398: Selected Topics in Paralegal Studies

Exploration of a timely and significant area of Paralegal Studies such as administrative law, bankruptcy, environmental law as well as new and evolving legal areas. The specific topic will be announced each time that the course is offered. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG411: Advanced Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law

Procedural principles of patent, trademark and copyright law including prosecution of patent and trademark applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, preparation and filing of trademark applications and preparation of applications to register claims to copyright in the United States Copyright Office. Litigation procedures for acts of infringement relating to such proprietary rights. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG412: Consumer Law

This course provides students with the theoretical foundations and practical applications of Consumer Law. The course utilizes a model and method approach, which presents theory and procedure in a case problem context. The course acquaints students with various traditional legal theories and compares and contrasts them with law as it has evolved to meet new changes in society. Areas to be covered include compulsory disclosure of information, consumer claims and defenses, abusive collective practice, state and federal regulation of the cost of credit and alternative dispute resolution. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG413: Elder Law

This course presents basic Elder Law concepts, practices and procedures. This course is a "service-learning course" requiring students to participate in an organized service activity that addresses an identified community need in this case, that of the elderly. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG420: Advanced Civil Litigation

Refinement of substantive and procedural principles relating to all stages of a civil law suit from commencement of suit through judgment and appeal as applied in New Jersey. Theoretical foundations and practical applications in the state court system contrasted with the federal court system. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG437: Entertainment Law

The goal of this course is to provide students with the theoretical foundations and practical applications of entertainment law. The course will utilize a model and method approach, which will present theory and procedure in a case problem context. The course will acquaint students with various traditional legal theories and compare and contrast them with entertainment law as it has evolved to meet the changes in society. Areas to be covered include representing minors, contract preparation, copyright infringement, publishing, theatrical and musical performance, film and television. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG438: Trademark Law

Comprehensive study of procedural and substantive aspects of trademark selection, registration, use, and protection within the context of intellectual property. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG450: Law Office Management and Technology

Theoretical foundations and practical applications of law office management and technology. Hands-on and theoretical problems dealing with work product, human resources, and workflow in assembly, case management, database management, human resource management, and technological interfaces with traditional processes. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 210 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental approval.

PALG497: Paralegal Seminar and Internship

Field work experience of 90 hours in a private sector law office, corporation, bank or public sector agency. Required classroom seminar supplements experiential component and includes discussion of field work experience, ethical considerations and career options. (3 hours seminar, 3 hours other.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 312 with a minimum grade of C-, PALG 210, two legal specialty courses, and departmental approval. Prerequisites or corequisites: two legal specialty courses selected from courses approved within the Paralegal Studies Program or from the approved departmental list.

PALG498: Cooperative Education: Paralegal Studies

Academic study integrated with supervised paid employment situation in the legal environment outside of the formal classroom setting. Part-time (20 hours per week) or full-time (40 hours per week). Required classroom seminar supplements experiential component and includes discussion of field work experience, ethical considerations and career options. () 4 - 8 sh.

Prerequisites: PALG 312 with a minimum grade of C-, PALG 210, two legal specialty courses, and departmental approval. Prerequisites or corequisites: two legal specialty courses selected from courses approved within the Paralegal Studies Program or from the approved departmental list.

POLS100: Introduction to Politics

This course analyzes politics from the four main vantage points of the discipline of political science, that is, political theory, comparative politics, international relations and American government. Of special concern is the U.S. Constitution, its classical and English roots, and its development to the present. This course is required for Political Science Majors. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. (3 hours lecture,) 3 sh.

POLS101: American Government and Politics

This course will introduce students to the basic institutions and processes of American politics, and will do so, in part, through a focus on current policy issues. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

POLS199: Freshman Seminar in Political Science and Law

An experience for Political Science, Jurisprudence and Pre-Law freshmen that will help them succeed as Political Science and/or Jurisprudence majors by learning study skills and becoming acquainted with the culture of higher education. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - New Student Seminar. (1 hour lecture.) 1 sh.

POLS201: Comparative Politics

Constitutional principles, governmental institutions and political processes of selected contemporary states. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Political Science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

POLS202: International Relations

Recent and contemporary world politics and the foreign relations and policies of selected states. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

POLS203: International Organizations

The nature, place, need, evolution, principles, achievements and functioning of major international organizations, with emphasis upon the United Nations and selected regional organizations. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

POLS204: Government and Politics of Africa

The salient characteristics of government and politics in the independent black African states, and the way these impinge on developmental efforts therein, are examined. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

POLS205: Introduction to Public Administration

Literature and developments in the field of public administration; the federal bureaucracy in the policy-making process. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

POLS206: Government and Politics of China and Japan

Governmental and political development, institutions, and practices in contemporary China-Japan. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

POLS207: American Foreign Policy

A consideration and analysis of the goals that the nation's foreign policy officials seek to attain abroad, the values that give rise to those objectives, and the means or instruments through with they are pursued. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 202.

POLS214: Women in Politics

The role of women in the functioning of the American political system. Meets the World Languages and Cultures - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

POLS215: Ethnic Politics in America

The political behavior of American ethnic groups from the Puritans to the Puerto Ricans. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

POLS216: Urban Politics

The policies, processes, inter-relationships and organization of governments in heavily poulated areas of the United States. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

POLS300: Essentials of Political Thought

This course is designed to acquaint students with the major ideas that shape politics and political science as a discipline. Blending both historical and conceptual approaches to the development of political ideas, this class will also introduce fundamental concepts in political science as a whole. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Any POLS 200-level course.

POLS301: American Party System

Organization, function and practice of political parties in the U.S.; campaign functions, membership problems, political finance and policy-formation practices. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 100 or POLS 101 or departmental approval.

POLS302: Public Opinion and Pressure Groups

The nature and development of public opinion and pressure groups in the United States and their influence on public policy and political process. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 100 or POLS 101 or departmenttal approval.

POLS303: Politics of Development and Modernization

The major contemporary schools of political modernization and development theory; inter-relationship among political, social and economic variables. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201.

POLS304: State and Local Government

State political sub-systems, including their administrative and local sub-systems, federal-state relations, political institutions and groups in the states and in New Jersey. This course helps students understand lawmaking and enforcement as functions of state and local government. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 101 or departmental approval.

POLS306: Campaign Politics

This course is taught in election years and provides the student with field experience at the local precinct or party level. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 100 or POLS 101.

POLS307: American Political Thought

This course will provide an introduction to the main strands of American political thought from the founding of the American colonies to the present day. Our goal will be to come to grips with the major questions that have driven our politics throughout the nation's history. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 300 or JURI 300.

POLS310: Public Personnel Administration

The problems and processes in the U.S. of public personnel administration at the state and local level. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 205 or departmental approval.

POLS311: Governmental Budgeting

The budgetary process in governmental agencies from the perspective of political demands and influences. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 205 or departmental approval.

POLS312: Black Politics in America

Black participation in the American political system from the colonial period to the present. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 101 or departmental approval.

POLS313: The Internet, Politics & Public Policy

This course introduces undergraduates to the intersection of the Internet and politics called "new media." Students will study various aspects of government and politics through a range of technologies from websites to blogs and social networking sites, exploring how these technologies impact the political landscape. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Any POLS 200-level course or departmental approval.

POLS314: Seminar in Campaign Politics

Seminar in Campaign Politics provides an introduction to the history and theory surrounding elections in the United States and complements students practicums in POLS 306. (3 hours seminar.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

POLS315: Urban Administration

Problems and policy-making in the larger urban or metropolitan complexes. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 101 or POLS 205 or departmental approval.

POLS317: The American Congress

This course will provide a detailed examination of the United States Congress. It will allow students to explore in depth one of the key American political institutions introduced to them in POLS 101, American Government and Politics. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 101 or departmental approval.

POLS318: The American Presidency

This course will provide a detailed examination of the American presidency. It will allow students who were introduced to the presidency in POLS 101, American Government and Politics, to explore in depth one of the key institutions of the American political system. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 101 or departmental approval.

POLS319: Politics and Film

This course is designed to introduce undergraduates to film and politics. Films and assigned readings on a particular topic will familiarize students with particular aspects of government or politics, including but not limited to institutions, processes, movements, and the media. Students will attempt to reconcile portrayal of politics in films with scholarly work. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Any POLS 200-level course or departmental approval.

POLS320: Law in Society: Civil Law

This course will examine the American civil legal system as it affects a variety of our social institutions. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 101 or LAWS 200 or JURI 210 or departmental approval.

POLS321: Law in Society: Criminal Law

Introduces the student to institutions, processes, and social functions of criminal law. Students may take POLS 321 or PALG 301 but not both courses as part of the Political Science Major, the Paralegal Studies Minor or the Criminal Justice Minor. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 101 or LAWS 200 or JURI 210 or departmental approval.

POLS322: American Constitutional Law: The Federal System

Interpretation of supreme court decisions in the areas of the distribution of power within the national government and between the national government and the states. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 101.

POLS323: American Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties

The development of the constitution and the Supreme Court of the United States illustrated through reference to court opinions in civil rights and liberties. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 101 or LAWS 200 or JURI 210 or departmental approval.

POLS324: American Public Policy

A study of the methods used to analyze public policy and an examination of current public policy issues. Special attention is given to the use of comparative analysis in analyzing American public policies. This course deals with issues such as crime, punishment, social welfare, drug abuse, child abuse, equality, health, education and the environment. It focuses on public policy responses to these issues. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 101 or departmental approval.

POLS332: U.S. Immigration: Law and Politics

This course explores the interrelationships among the legal, political and societal factors in major legislative enactments of U.S. immigration and nationality law as they relate to government institutions and affected populations. The course examines the law and politics of restrictive immigration since the founding of our nation, including exclusion laws of the nineteenth century, quota systems of the twentieth century, and key legislative acts of the later 20th and early 21st centuries. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 101 or LAWS 200 or JURI 210 or departmental approval.

POLS339: Contemporary Western European Politics

Government and politics of Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy. Institutions, parties, ideologies and interest groups. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201 or departmental approval.

POLS340: Government and Politics of India and South Asia

The political experiences and institutions of the Indian subcontinent since 1947: The Republic of India, Pakistan, Ceylon and Bangladesh. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201 or departmental approval.

POLS341: Government and Politics of Latin America

Governmental and political development, organization and practices in the states of Central America and South America. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201 or departmental approval.

POLS342: Government and Politics of the Middle East

Govenment and politics in the Arab states, Turkey, Israel and Iran. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201 or departmental approval.

POLS343: Government and Politics in the Post-Soviet States

The political and institutional organizations of the countries of the former Soviet Union; contemproary political issues; party and governmental structures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201 or departmental approval.

POLS344: Government and Politics in the East European States

The political and governmental organizations of the Communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe (exclusive of the former U.S.S.R.);institutions, processes and problems, including inter-regional relations. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201 or departmental approval.

POLS351: Comparative Legal Perspectives: Israel and the United States

This seminar explores the legal and political traditions giving rise to contemporary Israeli and American legal systems. This encompasses such aspects as democratic process with its origins and influences, governmental institutions within each legal system, the role of religion and the protection of minority rights. Comparative perspectives provide an understanding of each legal system within its national context. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201 or POLS 202 or LAWS 200 or JURI 210 or JAST 201 or permission of department.

POLS360: Development of Political Thought to Machiavelli

A survey of the history of political thought from Plato to Machiavelli, the course will lead students to consider questions of enduring political importance. By engaging with the best of pre-modern thought,students will better understand the sources of our own political institutions, and the ancient inspirations for modern political science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 300.

POLS362: International Relations in Asia

This course explores and debates some of the key questions facing the U.S. and other countries in Asia, including Japan, China, the Koreas and Russia. Students will study the concepts, institutions and cooperative frameworks in Asia that enable the countries in the region to address their common economic and security concerns. The course addresses three current conflicts (Taiwan-China relations, North Korea's nuclear program, war in Afghanistan) and looks at the costs and benefits of globalization for Asia. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 202.

POLS365: Global Environmental Politics

The course will introduce students to the politics of global environmental issues. Students will begin by studying the key actors, concepts, forms of governance and debates that are central to the field. The course then will address important questions in international relations such as the relationship between environmental protection and trade, the achievement of sustainable development, the connection between environmental change and security, and differing perspectives on the environment among different types of states and social groups. The last section will involve case studies which highlight the state and human security consequences of particular environmental problems and explore the forms of governance designed to address them. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 202.

POLS409: Modern Political Thought

Focusing on a selection of the most important primary sources in political philosophy since Machiavelli, the class will lead students to discuss certain permanent questions concerning political and social order. In their efforts, students will engage with some of the questions that animate modern politics, and come to a fuller understanding of the assumptions driving political science today. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 300 or departmental approval.

POLS410: Directed Study

Juniors and seniors may elect three to six credits of independent study under the direction of a member of the Political Science staff. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

POLS416: Selected Topics in Political Science

This course allows the instructor to select a political problem which is either not covered in the curriculum or which deserves more in-depth treatment than is possible in a regular course. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 100 or POLS 101 or departmental approval.

POLS420: Seminar and Internship in Political Science

In this course students will work as interns for one semester in the office of a N.J. State Legislator, U.S. Congressperson or Senator, or state or federal executive. () 4 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 101 and departmental approval.

POLS425: Politics of Federal Bureaucracy

In-depth examination of the federal bureaucracy in relationship with national, state and local agencies. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 101 or departmental approval.

POLS426: Seminar and Internship in Public Administration I

A one semester public administration field experience in local government. Application must be made directly to the instructor in preceding semester. () 4 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

POLS427: Seminar and Internship in Public Administration II

A one semester public administration field experience in local government. Application must be made directly to the instructor in preceding semester. () 4 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

POLS429: Polling in the U.S

The main goal of this course will be to familiarize students with various polling methods used in political science research with the aim of giving them the ability to evaluate and criticize such research. A variety of polling techniques will be covered including simple descriptive statistics, tracking polls, and quota polls. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 101 or departmental approval.

POLS430: International Law

The nature, place, evolution, subjects, sources, principles, role and substance of international law in the international system of nation-states. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 202 or POLS 203 or departmental approval.

POLS431: Globalization and Security

After reviewing debates on globalization, this course covers its impact on global security through an examination of key issues such as crime, terrorism, migration, environment, and health, and a detailed case study of the Bosnian War. The course includes evaluation of the role of the international community and civil society in addressing these new security challenges. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 202 or permission of instructor.

POLS436: Political Science Washington, D.C., Internship

In this course students intern in Washington, D.C., at governmental offices, interest groups, party and electoral organizations, law and lobbying firms or other political organizations. Students' academic learning is assessed by faculty, and their work performance is evaluated by their placement supervisor. Students may receive up to 7.0 credits in Political Science and up to 8.0 credits in a corequisite Cooperative Education course. Cross listed with Women's and Gender Studies, WMGS 436. () 1 - 7 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

POLS497: Honors Seminar-Political Science

The course will involve intensive research in a seminar setting for junior and senior political science majors. Students will conduct original research and present reports to meetings of the seminar. (3 hours seminar.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Open only to junior and senior majors with at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average in Political Science.

PSYC101: Introduction to Psychology

This course is an introduction to the study of human behavior and surveys major topics within the diverse discipline of psychology. Topics covered will come from each of four core areas offered by the psychology department: Social/Applied (e.g., Social, Industrial-Organizational, Health), Biological Basis of Behavior (e.g., Physiology, Perception, Motivation/Emotion, Comparative Animal Behavior), Cognition (e.g., Learning and Memory, Conditioning and Learning, Cognition, Language) and Personality (e.g., Personality, Abnormal, Development). Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science for non-psychology majors only. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

PSYC105: The Psychological Study of Social Issues

This course surveys the broad range of social problems which may be illuminated by psychological analysis. It is designed to demonstrate at an introductory level the methods by which psychologists gather evidence about social issues. It will focus on techniques that can be used beyond the laboratory and show the relationship between theoretical perspectives and applications to real life. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

PSYC109: The Human Environment

An interdisciplinary course which explains the human impact, as social groups and individuals, on the natural environment. It explores the relationships and interconnectedness between natural processes and social, economic, cultural, technological, and political culture. Critical environmental issues are discussed. Crosslisted with Earth and Environmental Studies, ENVR 109. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Starting Summer 2012: An interdisciplinary course which explains the human impact, as social groups and individuals, on the natural environment. It explores the relationships and interconnectedness between natural processes and social, economic, cultural, technological, and political culture. Critical environmental issues are discussed. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

PSYC194: Psychology of Leadership: Theory and Application

This course allows students to begin to understand and articulate their own implicit theories of leadership and develop their own leadership styles. While receiving a grounding in historical and contemporary psychological theories on leadership, they will practice leadership through community service and assess themselves based on theories, assessment instruments, and behaviors. This is a service-learning course. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science for non-psychology majors only. 3 sh.

PSYC200: Educational Psychology

Required for teaching. Covers child and adolescent development; fundamentals of learning theory as applied to classroom situations, learning inhibition and academic non-achievement, personal-social adjustment, measuring and evaluating teaching-learning, creativity. Course may not be taken by Psychology majors for major credit effective Fall 1995. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

PSYC201: Child Psychology

Covers growth, development and behavior of children. Physical, intellectual, social and emotional development and their interaction. Scientific method exemplified through the literature and intensive study of individual children. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

PSYC202: Adolescent Psychology

Covers biological, psychological and social factors that shape the transition from childhood to adulthood: Normal and deviant patterns of development in morals, intellect, emotions and judgment; problems of adolescents with practical application to oneself and others. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

PSYC203: Introduction to Psychological Research

The course will introduce students to different methods of psychological research including survey, correlational and experimental methods. Introductory descriptive statistics and correlational analysis will be covered. Basic aspects of sound scientific writing, including conducting a literature search and writing a scientific manuscript following American Psychological Association guidelines, will be emphasized. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

PSYC220: Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology

An introduction to basic statistical methods in the behavioral sciences. The course begins with a review of descriptive statistics. The main course emphasis will be on probability theory and inferential statistics and their application to psychological research. This includes such methods as z-tests, t-tests, analysis of variance, correlation and nonparametric statistics. Laboratory sessions provide students with the opportunity to apply concepts from class using computers, particularly statistical software packages. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or PSYC 288; and PSYC 203.

PSYC224: Children's Rights and Child Advocacy

Explores the review and evaluation of the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of young citizens (preschool through adolescence); the process and goals of advocacy; the community services available to and lacking for the optimum development to maturity of young citizens. Psychology, education, sociology, mental health, law enforcement, medicine are domains of study and investigation. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

PSYC225: Psychology of Adjustment

Discusses individual and social adjustment; typical varieties of adjustive behavior illustrated by practical examples; factors which facilitate or impede people's adaptation to life situations such as work, marriage, disability, etc. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

PSYC227: Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality

Topics include: Behavior and attitudes influenced by basic sexuality; widening perspectives to aid in decision-making; developmental periods and sexual relationships; connections between psychological theory and sexual mores; genetic understandings. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

PSYC230: Environmental Psychology

Covers the influence of the physical environment on the behavior of organisms: population growth and regulation; crowding; sensory experience, enrichment and deprivation; motivational force of environmental stimulation; adaptation to environment as a function of prolonged exposure; salutary effects of aesthetically pleasing stimulation. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

PSYC231: Psychology of Aggression

The root causes of violence in America will be examined through case studies, (the protest-movement of the 1960's, sexual and physical abuse, violent-criminal activity, etc.) and familiarization with biochemical, psychological and socio-cultural research into causes and effects of aggression and violence. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

PSYC233: Psychology of the Gifted

Survey of the recent literature on gifted children along with the special problems they face in their adjustment. Special attention on the discovery and cultivation of creativity. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

PSYC235: Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth

Surveys, current practices and problems of exceptional children and youth. Explores the unique needs of individuals with handicaps that involve intellectual, sensory, motor, neurological, social and emotional origins. Utilizes analysis of case materials for theoretical and practical applications to the psychology of exceptionality. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

PSYC245: Hispanic/Latino Psychology

Focuses on the personal, social, institutional and cultural forces that affect the psychology of Hispanic/Latino Americans. The course will cover issues such as the measurement of psychological functions, bilingualism, personal values and belief systems, the dynamics of the family and acculturation. A midterm and a final exam as well as a research paper will be required from students. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

PSYC246: Psychology of the Black Experience

Covers the historical impact of scientific and institutional racism on the psychological study of blacks. Survey and critical analysis of traditional European approaches with non-traditional methods for comparison. Future development and advancement of a black psychology considered. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirements (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

PSYC248: Psychology and Law

Law and psychology share a common focus: the understanding, prediction and regulation of human behavior. Despite this commonality of interest, different emphasis on these elements and a different mandate have frequently hindered active communication and collaboration between the disciplines. The purpose of this course is to present the common ground of law and psychology, and show how they contribute to each other. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

PSYC255: Problems of Performance

Development of techniques needed for success in public appearances involving music, theatre, speech, etc. Resolving such problems as stage fright, memory loss, pre-performance anxiety. Attaining self-understanding and confidence using techniques of Havas, Berne, Horrigol, Weekes, Alexander, others. Guest performers. Open to all majors. Cross listed with Music, MUPR 255. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

PSYC265: Psychology of Women

The course will investigate contemporary issues in the psychology of women (an opportunity for original research will be provided). Theoretical positions and recent research in the area will be examined. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

PSYC268: Psychological Aspects of Aging

Overview of later maturity and aging. Emphasis on psychological, physiological and sociological aspects. Aging and the cognitive process. Mental health, death, adjustment problems, needs, issues. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101.

PSYC288: Introduction to Cognitive Science

An introduction to the multidisciplinary field of cognitive science. Topics include: the mind-body problem, thought as computation and the computer model of the mind, the role of representation in mental activity. Emphasis will be upon the methodological approaches found in artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, cognitive anthropology, cognitive neuroscience, linguistics, and philosophy. Cross listed with Computer Science CMPT 288, Linguistics LNGN 288 and Philosophy and Religion PHIL 288. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 100 or CMPT 183 or LNGN 210 or PHIL 100 or PSYC 101.

PSYC294: Psychology of Leadership: Theory and Application

This is a service learning course that allows students to develop a sophisticated understanding of leadership from both a theoretical and practical point of view. Students receive in depth information on historical and contemporary psychological theories of leadership. They participate in assessments of their own leadership competencies and capabilities based on theory and research. They then learn to apply, assess, compare, and critically evaluate theory, research, and assessment tools through a multi-week project with a community partner in which they have a chance to observe and practice leadership. Students combine theory and practice through a series of critical reflections that result in students articulating their learnings about leadership, the practice of leadership in the civic environment, and themselves as leaders. This course is not recommended for students who successfully completed PSYC 120. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science for non-psychology majors only. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or ENWR 105 or SPCM 101.

PSYC300: The Teaching of Psychology

Students in this course will simultaneously learn concepts in teaching psychology, and work with a Psychology professor who will mentor them as the student acts as a teacher's assistant. Students will engage in a critical examination of the teaching of psychology. The course will run as a seminar where issues of curriculum development, teaching techniques, and ethical aspects will be discussed based on journal articles. The work as an assistant includes anonymous record keeping, leading study groups and providing a brief lecture. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301; Psychology majors only; departmental permission.

PSYC301: Experimental Psychology

Introduction to laboratory methods of research in areas such as motivation, perception and learning. Emphasis is on design and execution of exploratory investigations. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Psychology. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 203 and PSYC 220;or PSYC 220 and PSYC 288 or CMPT 288 or LNGN 288 or PHIL 288.

PSYC302: Health Psychology

The theoretical, empirical and clinical aspects of health psychology will be presented. The relation of health psychology with other areas of psychology and other scientific disciplines will be discussed. The historical developments of the field, its research methodologies, theoretical models and exemplary interventions will be described. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC303: Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Application of psychological principles and practices in business and industry. Problems of communication, group dynamics, man-machine relations, employee attitudes, accident prevention, industrial job selection techniques, motivation, executive leadership. Commonly used selection tests will be evaluated. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC304: Social Psychology

Focuses on social behavior of the individual and the group, social perception, motivation, and learning; attitudes and values; development and dynamics of social groups; inter-group tension and prejudice; mass phenomena; psychological approaches to social issues. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC305: Physiological Psychology

Anatomical, neural and biochemical bases of behavior are studied. Topics include localization of function, neuro-hormonal interaction, sensory and motor functioning, emotions, the relationship of neurophysiological processes and personality. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC306: Psychology Of Work: Personnel Psychology

This course will address psychological issues involved in personnel decision making (e.g., job interviewing decisions, hiring decisions). Students will learn about aligning organizational and human resource strategy, and learn about tools and techniques in personnel psychology including job analysis, equal employment opportunity law, performance management, employee selection, and organizational training and development. This course is designed to be an active learning course where students learn about important personnel fuctions and then apply the knowledge in activities and assessments. Students will learn about measurement and assessment of job applicant and how this assessment must be conducted to be fair and successful. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC307: Psychology 0f Work: Organizational Psychology

This course will address individual, social and group interactions in work organizations. Students will learn about how social factors such as roles, norms, groups, stereotypes, and culture, influence individual and organizational behavior. Students will study theories and practices in organizations to assess and improve job attitudes, work stress, work motivation, leadership, and organizational functioning. This course is designed to be an active learning course where students learn about the different social factors that influence organizational function, and then apply this knowledge in activities and assessments. Students will gain a better understanding of their own work experiences as a result of this course. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC308: Perception

Discusses the theory and procedure of perceptual research. Theoretical approaches; modern psychophysical and perceptual research; traditional problems of perception, constancies of size and color brightness. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC310: Introduction to Psychological Testing

Tests of intelligence, aptitude, achievement and personality; principles of psychological testing; approaches to test construction. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC313: Cognition

The study of the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of knowledge, utilizing behavioral, observational, and computer modeling methods. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC314: Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making

This course examines how human beings make decisions and judgments. It reviews how personal values, uncertainty and cognitive, social, and neurological processes affect decision making. This course draws upon a wide range of examples from many fields including psychology, economics, criminology, and medicine. Students will also learn strategies and techniques to enhance judgment. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC320: Developmental Psychology I

This course surveys human psychological development from the prenatal period to adolescence. The interacting forces of heredity, environment and physical, cognitive, emotional and socio-cultural factors are reviewed in the light of current research and theory in these areas. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC330: Forensic Psychology

An examination of the interaction between psychology and the legal system. Emphasis placed on the assessment and diagnosis of psychopathic behavior, court-mandated evaluations and the role of the psychologist as expert witness. The application of psychological knowledge within the criminal justice context. Ethical guidelines in forensic psychology. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior Psychology or Justice Studies majors only.

PSYC332: Psychological Foundations of Personality

Explores current approaches and theories of personality development and organization. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC340: Human Learning and Memory

Covers research, language and methods of learning theory. Classical and operant conditioning, complex habits, remembering and forgetting, transfer of training, cognition and behavior modification. Review of animal research but primary emphasis is on people. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC341: Psychological Aspects of Consumer Behavior

Applications of the science of psychology to consumerism, consumer protection, questionnaire construction and opinion surveys, marketing and advertising. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC348: Psycholinguistics

Explores the study of language through linguistic, behavioral, and cognitive methods. Basic linguistic ideas are used for the explication of problems in grammar, cognitive structure, meaning, and speech production and comprehension. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC353: Comparative Animal Behavior

The student will explore experimental and field studies of behavior in a few selected animal species with particular reference to the behavior of vertebrates. The course will involve detailed study of instinctive behavior and imprinting, respondent and operant behavior with emphasis upon the procedures and variables concerned with the acquisition of new forms of behavior. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC355: Motivation

The concepts of instincts, homeostasis, drive, reinforcement, arousal and inception are analyzed with reference to data drawn from many areas of experimentation. The primary emphasis is on the experimental, rather than the theoretical literature: motivational concepts relevant to human and animal research. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC358: Fundamentals of Conditioning and Learning

Major theoretical problems and theories of learning are considered. Includes experimental analysis of basic phenomena of conditioning and learning, studied primarily through experimental studies of infra-human organisms. Students may study selected topics more extensively. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC360: History and Systems of Psychology

Discusses the historical development of psychology, comparative analysis of the major schools of contemporary psychology, and new trends and movements in psychological theory. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC365: Abnormal Psychology

Topics include an overview of psychopathological processes: neuroses, psychoses, and characterological disorders; feeling, thinking and behavioral aspects during the life span; diagnostic and treatment procedures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC366: Health Psychology: Applications to the Community

The course will present psychological contributions to interventions designed to promote health, prevent illness and avert further disability. Appropriate techniques to assess, plan, and implement programs at the community level will be discussed. The multidisciplinary, multilevel nature of community programs will be emphasized. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 302.

PSYC373: Psychology and Literature

Terminology and techniques of modern depth psychologies - Freudian, Jungian, Adlerian - to illuminate the literary portrayal of human character in masterpieces of world literature. Study is organized into themes such as the quest for selfhood, the alienated individual, love and marriage, parents and children. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC375: Evolutionary Psychology

This course examines behavior from a Darwinian perspective attempting to understand how our behaviors have evolved throughout time. By examining behavior in terms of natural selection, this course provides a new and insightful perspective to all areas of psychology, including cognitive, social, developmental, and neuropsychology. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101, PSYC 220, PSYC 301.

PSYC402: Systems of Psychotherapy

An overview of classical and contemporary systems of psychotherapy. Emphasis is placed on understanding each system in terms of its underlying theory of personality, psychopathology and therapeutic impact. Studies of therapeutic efficacy are also covered. Other issues include such topics as the training of psychotherapists and the ethical issues involved in psychotherapy. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 365.

PSYC405: Psychological Anthropology

Transcultural focus on the inter-related nature of culture and human behavior. Team taught interdisciplinary course with emphasis on mutual dependencies of psychological and anthropological theory and method. Students work with bicultural informants. Cross listed with Anthropology, ANTH 405. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or ANTH 100; PSYC 301 must be taken by Psychology majors.

PSYC420: Packaged Computer Programs for Psychology

A detailed review on the use of a computer package for the purpose of doing statistical analyses of psychological data. The instructor will select one such package for presentation and choose among SSPS, EcStatic, BMD, SAS, and others. Instruction will be provided on coding, data entry, menu selection, score transformation, and exporting. (1 hour lecture.) 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

PSYC430: Contemporary Issues in Child Advocacy

An in-depth study of current topics in the field of child advocacy. The impact of Megan's Law, advocacy for adopted children, child right-to-life movement, and repressed memory syndrome are among the possible issues to be explored. A multi-disciplinary focus will be used to enhance student understanding and learning. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior Psychology or Justice Studies majors only.

PSYC459: Special Topics in Psychology

An in-depth view of important theoretical and methodological issues in a specific area of psychology. The area to be covered is chosen by the instructor. The course permits the instructor and students to examine psychological issues which are either not covered in the curriculum or which deserve more in-depth treatment than is possible in a regular course. The course may be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as part of major degree requirements in psychology. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

PSYC488: Seminar in Cognitive Science

Seminar discussion of foundation works and contemporary research articles in Cognitive Science. With the instructor's guidance and supervision, each student will define an area of Cognitive Science for comprehensive in-depth review of research and write a literature review. Professional issues in Cognitive Science are discussed. Cross listed with Linguistics LNGN 488. (3 hours seminar.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: LNGN 300 or CMPT 288 or LNGN 288 or PHIL 288 or PSYC 288.

PSYC491: Independent Study I: Research

Individual research project under supervision of a professor in the department. () 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

PSYC492: Independent Study II: Research

Individual research project under supervision of a professor in the department. () 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

PSYC495: Psychology Honors I

With the instructor's guidance and supervision, each student will define an area of psychology for a comprehensive, in-depth review of research; generate research questions and hypotheses; delineate appropriate design, methodology and statistical analyses to answer these questions and test these hypotheses; collect and analyze preliminary data; and write an Honors Thesis Proposal. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301; departmental approval; overall GPA of 3.5.

PSYC496: Psychology Honors II

This course constitutes the second semester of Psychology Honors. Students are expected to gather, analyze and interpret the data for their honors project, write the analysis and discussion chapters, and submit their completed honors thesis. Students who successfully complete this course will graduate with honors in psychology. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Completion of PSYC 495 with a grade of A or A-.

SOCI100: The Sociological Perspective

An introduction to the study of human groups, from peer groups to families to societies. How and why culture, social structure, and group processes arise. Consequences of social forces for individuals. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

SOCI112: Sociology of Leisure

This course examines the sociology of sports and leisure from diverse theoretical perspectives. Activities explored include recreational and competitive sports (baseball, basketball, swimming, football, hockey, gymnastics) among children, high school, college, and adult age groups; youth and adult games (cops and robbers, power rangers, cards, etc.); sex; drinking; gambling; mushroom collecting; and T.V. (football games and soap operas). Topics discussed include the role of leisure and sport activities in character development, gender activity, and social relationships; the effect of leisure and sport activities on education and occupational mobility; risk and injury in leisure and sports; and the political, economic, and ideological role of leisure and sports activity in the reproduction of society. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

SOCI113: Social Problems

How social structure and social institutions are related to problems such as discrimination, environmental pollution, violence, and poverty. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

SOCI201: Foundations of Sociological Inquiry

An introduction to the methods and theory of sociological inquiry. Topics include: comparisons of dominant paradigms of sociological thought, critical analysis of basic concepts in the field, logic and rhetoric of sociological analysis, and ethical and value issues in the practice of sociology. Emphasis will also be placed upon writing sociology: documentation, literature search, organization and style. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Sociology. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or ENWR 106 or SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or departmental approval.

SOCI202: Racial and Ethnic Relations

The social meaning of race and ethnicity. The social, psychological and structural sources of racism; the consequences of this phenomenon to groups; situation and comparative data. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

SOCI204: Sociology of the Family

Discussion of "official" and "unofficial" (single parent, gay/lesbian) family relationships; compare current U.S. family forms with those of other historical periods and societies; examine trends in contemporary societies affecting family forms, such as changing work role of women, changed sexual norms in courtship and recent changes in divorce rate; analyze issues in the "politics of the family." Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or ENWR 106 or HONP 100 or HONP 101 or SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI205: Black Family

The black family in American society; historical perspectives and contemporary conflicts surrounding the black family. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

SOCI206: Individual and Society

The relationship between culture, social structure, various institutions and the individual's social perceptions, sense of self and self-presentation are explored in this course. The structure of small groups is also discussed. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or ENWR 106 or HONP 100 or HONP 101 or SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI207: Social Structure of American Society

Empirical materials on social structure. Inter-institutional relations as the form of the broad, general structure of American society. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

SOCI208: Men and Masculinities

This course focuses on men and masculine identities in the United States and other countries. It reviews how masculine identities are constructed in everyday lives and how societies shape such identities. In this class, we will examine the construction of masculinity in different areas such as work, school, sports, family and other social relationships. We also explore the diverse experiences of masculinities based on race, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or SOCI 202 or SOCI 204 or SOCI 206.

SOCI209: Sociology of Poverty and Welfare

Poverty and welfare institutions as social phenomena. The meaning of poverty, absolute and relative deprivation, the functions of social welfare institutions. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI212: Sociology of Technology

Social processes affecting technological innovation and the forms in which an innovation is institutionalized or abandoned. The social consequences and assessment of technological innovations. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

SOCI215: Sociology of Sports

This course will examine the major theoretical and substantive writings on the sociology of amateur and professional sports. Topics to be explored from conflict, functionalist and symbolic interactionist perspectives include socialization and athletic identity, women in sports, race and class in sports, gender relations and sport participation, sport risk and injury, education and sports participation, sports in the media, sport and the reproduction of society, and fieldwork among college and professional athletes. (2 hours lecture, 1 hour other.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI216: Sociology of Food and Population

This course will examine the ways in which people's food production and consumption patterns are affected by and related to other aspects of their social organization. The interrelationship between food production/consumption patterns, political life, stratification systems, and demography will be examined. The main focus will be a comparison between different forms of social organization with respect to the management of food and population issues. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

SOCI218: Sociology of Population

Problems of population and demographic change; social foundations and consequences of changes in fertility, mortality, and migration. Population and socio-economic development. The uses of demographic data in planning, policy making, and social research. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI219: Sociology of Aging

With a shift in America's population toward an older society, it becomes important to understand the aging process and its implications for various social institutions. This course examines demographic characteristics which influence the aging process; various theories to explain the process; and specific policies, nationally and locally, to address it. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI220: Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations

This course deals with the disparity in standards of living among the nations of the world today as well as with the strategies social scientists and social planners have formulated to eradicate poverty where it occurs. This course focuses on the historical, political, economic, cultural, and sociological relationships that have contributed to the current division of labor in the world and world inequalities. Furthermore, it focuses on specific social problems faced by poor nations while comparing social institutions in Western societies with their counterpart in non-Western societies. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or ENWR 106 or HONP 100 or HONP 101 or SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI230: Sociology of Conflict and Violence

Types of conflict and violence including war, crime, family and sexual violence, class and ethnic violence, and genocide; biological determinist and cultural explanations of violence; theories of nonviolent social change. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or ENWR 106 or SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or HONP 100 or HONP 101 or departmental approval.

SOCI231: Social Bases of the Arts

The impact of social forces and institutions on the fine, performing and decorative arts; the social importance and functions of the several arts. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

SOCI238: Research Methods in Criminal Justice

An introduction to methods of social research and their particular application to the study of criminal justice. Defining research questions and designing ways of getting systematic evidence relevant for those questions. Understanding the nature of aggregate data, probability, and social science generalization. Creating variables--conceptualization, definition, and measurement. Basic statistical measures, descriptive and inferential. Quantitative and qualitative data. A critical look at existing sources of criminal justice data. Problems of access, quality of data, and interpretation. Ethical issues. (2 hours lecture, 1 hour other.) 3 sh.

SOCI240: Statistics for Social Research

The use of statistics to summarize data, to show relationships among variables. Evaluating research reports based on statistics. Use of the computer to analyze data. Cross-listed with Justice Studies, JUST 240. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI301: Sociological Research Methods I

Introduction to primary methods of gathering sociological data: experimentation, survey research, participant observation, etc. Use of computers to analyze data. The formulation of hypotheses, survey design, participant observation and the use of elementary statistics. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201.

SOCI302: Sociological Research Methods II

The formulation of hypotheses, survey design, participant observation and the use of elementary statistics; certain broad problems in the philosophy of social science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301.

SOCI303: Large Scale Organizations

The structure and functions of bureaucracy in modern society; the life cycle of large organizations and their methods of operation; selected contemporary problems. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI304: Sociology of Work and Professions

The development of modern forms of work; the shift from manufacturing to service occupations; and problems of work alienation; current models of labor management relations in the U.S. compared to Western Europe and Japan; the effects of new technology on skill, employment levels, and on labor management relations; conceptions of the professions and their role in society; the process of an occupation becoming a profession. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or 113 or 201 or 202 or 204 or departmental approval.

SOCI309: Sociology of Health and Illness

The focus of this course is on the relationship between society and health with a special emphasis on the role of culture and social structure. Health inequalities and the sociology of disability will be central concerns. Other topics will include social and cultural definitions of health and illness, the social role of the "sick", comparative medical beliefs and practices and medical institutions. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or 113 or 201 or 202 or 204 or departmental approval.

SOCI310: Directed Independent Research

Research and report under faculty direction. The student selects for investigation an area of sociological concern with the approval of a faculty supervisor. Multiple semester selection permitted with approval. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 12.0 credits. () 3 - 9 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

SOCI311: Urban Sociology

Processes of urbanization and suburbanization; nature of urban social relations, including racial and ethnic relations; urban ecological patterns and demographic conditions. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or 113 or 201 or 202 or 204 or departmental approval.

SOCI312: Environmental Sociology

The role of sociology in understanding and analyzing the environment, environmental issues and problems, and the sociocultural sources and structure of environmentalism and environmental movements. Various perspectives and approaches to explaining the relationship between society and the environment are explored. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or 113 or 201 or 202 or 204 or departmental approval.

SOCI313: Sociological Theory: A Critical Analysis

A comparison of important theories on key themes in sociology; the nature of social interaction, the definition of power, stratification, social control and deviance, alienation and anomie, social structure and function, social bases of knowledge and belief, and social conflict and change. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 201 or departmental approval.

SOCI314: Environmental Justice

The domain of this course is the role of social inequities, especially those of class and race, in the distribution of environmental risks in societies at the local, national, and global levels and includes study of legal remedies and public policy measures that address environmental injustices. Cross listed with Justice Studies, JUST 314. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 101 or 200 or 201 or 232;or SOCI 100 or 113 or 201 or 202 or 204;or departmental approval.

SOCI315: Social Inequality

The inequalities of social ranking systems in societies. Theoretical and empirical approaches to stratification delineating the variables of power, power elites, class consciousness, alienation and class mobility. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI316: Sociology of Education

The school as an institution of social control and social change. The social organization of schools: social roles of students, teachers and other school personnel. (Not to be used for teacher certification.) (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100, SOCI 113, SOCI 201, SOCI 204 or departmental approval.

SOCI320: Sociology of Communes, Cooperatives and Collectives

The sociology and history of communitarian ventures, with emphasis on contemporary communes, cooperatives, and collectives. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI330: Political Sociology

This course will endeavor to give the student a relatively complete understanding of the social dynamics of political actions on various levels. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI331: Sociology of Power

The nature of power; power on the national level in the United States; alternative theoretical approaches; the historical origins of several of these theories. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI332: Sociology of Popular Arts

An examination of content and forms in the world of entertainment, including paperback and magazine fiction, films, theatre, and popular music. Also a study of artistic production and the relationship between producers (including owners and managers), audiences, and performers. This course incorporates various contemporary cultural studies perspectives. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI334: Comparative Social Analysis

Comparative sociological schemes; the analytical blocks of total society; kinship, family and marriage; policy and bureaucracy; social stratification and mobility; industrialization and urbanization; belief systems and value orientations. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

SOCI335: Workers and Their Organizations

The course aims to provide the student with a general overview of the nature of work in modern society and of the ways in which workers react to it. In particular, the ways in which workers' organizations develop, and are shaped by community and political forces, will be an important focus. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI336: The Sociology of Helping Professions and Institutions. Starting Spring 2012: Sociology and Social Work

This course focuses on the social functions, determinants, and consequences of helping professions such as social work,and helping institutions such as public welfare. Particular emphasis is placed on the relations of helping professions and institutions with their socio-political environment and with their clients. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI390: Cooperative Education in Sociology

The cooperative education option integrates academic study with a supervised employment experience outside the formal classroom environment. The co-op term is a semester off-campus, during which a student is supervised by a faculty coordinator and the office of Cooperative Education and is responsible for completing the terms of a learning contract. () 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

SOCI400: Senior Project

This course prepares students to design and complete a major project. This will involve the gathering, presentation, and analysis of evidence relevant to a particular theoretical or applied problem, using the relevant and appropriate sociological concepts. Since different faculty members emphasize different types of projects, students are urged to review individual syllabi prior to registering for the course. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 and SOCI 240.

SOCI401: Sociology of Emotions

Humans have a unique capacity to experience a large variety of emotions. This course examines how cultures label, shape, and guide their members' emotional experience. It also explores the interplay between social-structural arrangements (e.g., family and economic systems) and emotion, illustrating links between macro-social patterns. Students will conduct original research on social factors related to emotionality. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI402: Social Contexts of Mental Illness and Treatment

Social conceptions of mental health and illness; social factors in the causes and treatment of mental illness. Mental institutions--their structures and ideologies. Comparative psychotherapies in social context; mental health personnel and professional ideologies; social movements and mental health and illness. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI403: Sociology of Knowledge

The interaction between the social structure, the ideas, beliefs, technology, and perceptions that prevail in society or in particular groups within society. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI404: Sociology of Religion

The social bases of religious belief and activity; religious movements, denominationalism, sectarianism, secularization, pluralism, the social bases of belief and unbelief, and cross-cultural and historical comparisons. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI405: Deviance and Social Control

Theoretical perspectives on human deviance. The social organization of specific types of deviance and of formal and informal social control. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI407: Sociology of the Mass Media

A sociological analysis and cultural critique of various mass media with an emphasis on radio, television, newspapers, and the internet. The course will examine their function and their relationship with constituent audiences. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI408: Social Movements

This course focuses on the study of concerted collective behavior for social change, or social movements. Various approaches to the understanding of social movements, including the natural history, case study, and analytical models, will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on relating theoretical work to contemporary empirical examples of social movement activity. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI411: Selected Topics in Sociology

The area to be covered is chosen by the instructor each semester. The course may be selected more than once with approval. Limited to only the general areas of sociological theory, research methodology, problems of institutional processes, and application of methodology and theory to social situations or community issues and problems. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI416: Qualitative Research in Sociology

The course will explore qualitative research from diverse theoretical perspectives. It will examine the personal, political, and scientific dilemmas that researchers typically face attempting to gather objective data about the "backstage regions" of the subjects' world. Topics may include the researcher's role in the field; developing rapport and trust; emotions and fieldwork; age, race, sex, and gender issues in research; politics and ethics in fieldwork; researching "high risk" settings; and techniques of data collecting in interviewing and fieldwork. (1 hour lecture, 2 hours other.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI420: Sociology of Law

The impact of the social usages of law on all levels of operation as an instrument of social policy, social control and social regulation. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI421: Social Uses of Language

The functions of language in everyday life. The sociology of language applied to other social phenomena such as social change, religion, stratification, gender roles, and power. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI425: Sociology of the Future

An examination of the study of probable effects of alternative futures to American society. This course will examine, also, the manner in which such alternatives are studied; the role of prediction by scientific means, and the use of probabilities in projecting the outline of our society in the near and great future. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology or departmental approval.

SOCI426: Sociology of Sexuality

The course examines theoretical and empirical work in the sociology of sexuality. It seeks to understand the social foundations of sexual behavior and sexual identity. It explores the relationship between sexuality and politics, focusing on current as well as historical conflicts over sexual behavior and ideologies. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

SOCI430: Sociology of Gender

The social determinants of differences between women and men and the effect of sex role differentiation in the social institutions of marriage and family, the economy and work situation, formal education, health, mass media, and religion; special emphasis is placed on the impact of social change on sex roles in contemporary society. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 301 or SOCI 304 or SOCI 309 or SOCI 311 or SOCI 312 or departmental approval.

WMGS101: Introduction to Women's Studies

A team of two or more faculty members from various disciplines, employing scientific, sociological, historical, and artistic insights, methods and data examines the sources and meanings of different treatments of women in this and other human societies. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

WMGS102: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

This course introduces the student to the broad and interdisciplinary field known as Women's and Gender Studies. It is designed to make students aware of the new discoveries in feminist and gender studies research and to focus on many aspects of the female experience and the social construction of gendered identities. The course is designed to help students understand different theories and methodologies in diverse disciplines and to treat areas such as literature, history, psychology and the arts through an issue-oriented approach. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the Multicultural Awareness Requirement (MAR). (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

WMGS200: Global Feminism

This course will interrogate the concept and practice of feminism from various locations outside of the U.S. Students will examine the political, cultural and socio-economic structures that promote or inhibit activism on women's lives and issues. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - K2 Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. Previous course WMGS 303 effective through Winter 2011. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: WMGS 102.

WMGS201: Inventing Feminism

How did feminism begin in Europe and America? This course studies the birth of feminism as an international political movement and explores its growth in response to Western social developments from 1750 to the mid-twentieth century. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: WMGS 102.

WMGS208: Men and Masculinities

This course focuses on men and masculine identities in the United States and other countries. It reviews how masculine identities are constructed in everyday lives and how societies shape such identities. In this class, we will examine the construction of masculinity in different areas such as work, school, sports, family and other social relationships. We also explore the diverse experiences of masculinities based on race, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SOCI 100 or SOCI 113 or SOCI 201 or SOCI 202 or SOCI 204 or SOCI 206.

WMGS301: Feminist Theory

This course examines a wide variety of feminist theories which illustrate the many ways in which issues of gender can be interpreted. Recognizing that gendered identities are molded by such factors as class, race, sexual orientation and national identity, this course explores the issues of difference among women and the role of theory in conceptualizing such differences. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: WMGS 102.

WMGS302: Selected Topics: Women's and Gender Studies

The exploration of a topic related to Women's and Gender Studies which is either not covered in the curriculum or which deserves more in-depth treatment than is possible in an existing course. The specific topic will be announced each time the course is offered. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: WMGS 102 plus 3 hours in the major/minor.

WMGS303: Global Feminism

This course will interrogate the concept and practice of feminism from various locations outside of the U.S. Students will examine the political, cultural and socio-economic structures that promote or inhibit activism on women's lives and issues. Offered as WMGS 303 through Winter 2012. To become WMGS 200 effective Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: WMGS 102.

WMGS314: Women and Migration

This course focuses on female migrants from the late nineteenth century to the present. Using an interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on historical studies, it considers issues of work, family, sexuality, and identity formation for migrant women past and present. Questions to explore include: what distinguishes the experiences of migration for women; what are the continuities and differences for women across time, ethnicity, and geography; how do historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and others, as well as the migrants themselves, understand female migration; what do women gain and lose through migration, and why a gendered approach to migration studies is crucial. Cross listed with History, HIST 314. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: WMGS 102; or HIST 100 and HIST 117 or 118.

WMGS316: Victimology

Victimology is the scientific study of victims including the relationship between the victim and offender, the victim and the criminal justice system, and the victim with other societal institutions. The goal of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the subject of victimology in the context of Criminology and Women's and Gender Studies. The course will be presented in three parts: Research and theory on victimization, Exploration of special topics in victimology, and Historical and Contemporary practical responses to victimization. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 200 or JUST 201 or WMGS 301 or departmental approval.

WMGS350: Writing Women Safe: Writing, Rape Prevention, and Community Activism

This course exposes students to writing-as-social-action through intensive study of the topic of sexual violence against women. Students will gain a broad-based understanding of community literacy and the role of writing outside school walls in order to fully explore how writing can function as an activist tool for the prevention of sexual violence. We will read broadly on the issue of sexual violence against women-analyzing depictions of rape in popular language, exploring how rape has been discussed in feminist theory and scholarship, and researching community-based and activist responses to rape and its prevention-in order to strengthen our own literacy practices towards prevention and awareness-raising. Students will be familiar with local, national, and international agencies that work to protect women from sexual violence and advocate for rape survivors. Students will develop activist writing projects that work to serve and further these existing efforts. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENGL 300, ENWR 250, ENWR 204, ENWR 205, ENWR 206, ENWR 207, ENWR 210 or ENWR 211 or WMGS 201.

WMGS355: Human Trafficking

The goal of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of global human trafficking, including extent, causes, impact, perpetrators, victims and responses. In addition to an overview of the global issues we will examine the multifaceted needs of trafficking survivors, and legal and policy approaches to reducing the problem. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: WMGS 201 or WMGS 303 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or departmental permission.

WMGS376: Feminist Jurisprudence

An examination of the philosophical basis of legal doctrines as they apply to women and feminist issues. The course will explore the legal arguments feminists have made for social and political equality. It will also examine whether gender bias is built into traditional jurisprudential theories. Women's rights and women's legal status in politics, employment, education, and the family will be explored. Cross-listed with PHIL 376 and JURI 376. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PHIL 102 or WMGS, JURI, or LSLW course at 200-level or above.

WMGS401: Independent Study: Women's and Gender Studies

This course involves advanced research on a topic of particular interest to the students that goes beyond the scope of available courses in Women's Studies. Students are required to hand in an extensive paper documenting the results of their research. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: WMGS 102 and approval of the WMGS Director.

WMGS402: Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies

Each participant completes an individual project that is either (a) research on an approved topic or (b) description and analysis of a long-term field experience. With faculty facilitator, students discuss research strategies, issues, and work in progress. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Women's and Gender Studies. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: WMGS 102, WMGS 201, WMGS 301 and 6 additional hours in the major.

WMGS403: Seminar on Gender and Crime

The goal of this course is to provide an upper-level, trans-disciplinary overview of ways that gender shapes individuals' experiences with the criminal justice system as workers, offenders and victims. Emphasis will be placed on the examination of structural disadvantage, the gendered nature of criminological theoretical perspectives, and the victim/offender dichotomy. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: WMGS 301 or WMGS 303 or JUST 310 or by departmental permission.

WMGS410: Cooperative Education: Women's and Gender Studies

Academic study integrated with supervised internship in an organization, agency, or business that addresses women's issues or issues of gender. Part-time (20 hours per week). Required individual meetings with faculty advisor supplement experiential component, and include discussion of field work experience, connection between feminist/gender studies theories and practice, issues of access and diversity, civic responsibility, and career options. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: WMGS 102, WMGS 301 and at least one other WMGS course; minimum GPA of 3.0; approval of WMGS director.

WMGS436: Washington, D.C. Internship

In this course students will intern in Washington, D.C., at governmental offices, interest groups, party and electoral organizations, law and lobbying firms or other political organizations. Students' academic learning is assessed by faculty and their work performance is evaluated by their placement supervisor. Students may receive up to 7.0 credits in Women's and Gender Studies and up to 8.0 credits in a corequisite Cooperative Education course. Cross listed with Political Science, POLS 436. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: WMGS 102 plus two Women's and Gender Studies electives relevant to the intended placement (subject to the Women's and Gender Studies director's approval) and a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. in the major or minor.