Leadership Development Through Civic Engagement Minor - Undergraduate - 2009 University Catalog

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LEADRSHP DEV THRU CIVIC ENGAGEMENT MINOR

Complete 18 semester hours from the following:

  1. REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete the following 2 courses:

    LEAD 400 Cooperative Education in Leadership Development 3-4
    PSYC 294 Psychology of Leadership: Theory and Application 3
  2. ELECTIVE COURSES

    Complete the following 4 categories:

    1. ETHICS/VALUES

      Complete 1 course from

      ANTH 201 Contemporary Practical Anthropology. Starting Spring 2009: Applied Anthropology 3
      BDCS 282 Media and Culture 3
      PHIL 206 Philosophical Issues in Law and Justice 3
      PHIL 210 Ethics 3
      PHIL 334 Theoretical and Applied Ethics 3
      PSYC 314 Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making 3
      SOCI 206 Individual and Society 3
    2. RATIONAL DYNAMICS

      Complete 1 course from

      LAWS 220 Conflict and Its Resolution 3
      LNGN 230 Language in Society 3
      LNGN 255 Language and Gender 3
      SPCM 230 Listening 3
      SPCM 374 Group Processes 3
    3. DIVERSE PERSP IN ORGANIZ AND SOC CONTEXT

      Complete 1 course from

      ANTH 110 Anthropology of Multicultural America 3
      ANTH 202 Anthropology of Globalization 3
      GLQS 200 Introduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (GLBTQ) Studies 3
      LNGN 245 Language and Culture 3
      SOCI 202 Racial and Ethnic Relations 3
      SOCI 220 Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations 3
      SPCM 242 Speaking Culturally 3
      WMGS 102 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies 3
    4. EFFECTIVE CITIZENSHIP

      Complete 1 course from the following:

      EDFD 221 Historical Foundations of American Education 3
      ENVR 313 Environmental Policy 3
      EUGS 206 Introduction to American Urban Studies 3
      JUST 201 Perspectives on Justice Studies II 3
      JUST 314 Environmental Justice 3
      POLS 101 American Government and Politics 3
      SOCI 113 Social Problems 3
      SOCI 303 Large Scale Organizations 3
      SOCI 314 Environmental Justice 3

Course Descriptions:

ANTH110: Anthropology of Multicultural America

Analysis of the diversity of racial, ethnic, religious, occupational, and other subcultures and subgroups within the U.S. Emphasis on the character of American culture. Subpopulations are examined in relationship to each other and to the mainstream culture. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Contemporary Issues. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

ANTH201: Contemporary Practical Anthropology. Starting Spring 2009: Applied Anthropology

The course emphasizes the uses of anthropology in contemporary societies by stressing the skills and knowledge needed for the development of practical solutions to current problems. Special attention is placed on: policy decision-making, community development, cultural resource management, advocacy and social impact assessment. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Contemporary Issues. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 100 or ANTH 101 or ANTH 102 or ANTH 103 or ANTH 110 or ANTH 115 or ANTH 120 or ANTH 130 or ANTH 140 or ANTH 150 or ANTH 170 or ANTH 180 or ANTH 195 or departmental approval.

ANTH202: Anthropology of Globalization

Cross-cultural perspectives on the rapid social and cultural changes spawned by globalization. The implications and consequences of globilization on society. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement - Social Science Topic Course. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 100 or ANTH 101 or ANTH 102 or ANTH 103 or ANTH 110 or ANTH 115 or ANTH 120 or ANTH 130 or ANTH 140 or ANTH 150 or ANTH 170 or ANTH 180 or ANTH 195 or departmental approval.

BDCS282: Media and Culture

The ways in which the broadcast media affect mass culture and consequently the values and mores of society; includes the history of mass culture and the mechanisms by which diverse forces of society (i.e., minority cultures, political trends or technological innovations) affect mass culture. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BDCS 101; Broadcasting majors only.

EDFD221: Historical Foundations of American Education

This course offers students the crucial sequence of ideas that constitute one of the central themes in American society and culture. Since its beginnings, American thinkers have seen education as the key to an informed citizenry. Major themes in American education will be looked at through the reading of primary and secondary sources. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, American or European History. 3 sh.

ENVR313: Environmental Policy

The course studies U.S. environmental policy in air, water, land use, agriculture, energy, and waste disposal and other areas. It examines the major ideas that shape environmental policy, the institutional processes by which these ideas are turned into policy, and how these policies affect both U.S. and global environments. Issues of international environmental policy will also be discussed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior status or permission of the instructor.

EUGS206: Introduction to American Urban Studies

An interdisciplinary introduction to the development of American cities and their suburbs, with an emphasis on current patterns of urbanism and urbanization. The growth and evolution of metropolitan systems, urban-suburban ecology, and planning responses to critical metropolitan issues. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Social Science, Topic Course. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

GLQS200: Introduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (GLBTQ) Studies

The course introduces students to current research in the study of same-sex individuals, relationships and communities and the social construction framework for analyzing contemporary gendered indentities, sexualities, and the discourses and practices that maintain them. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

JUST201: Perspectives on Justice Studies II

Experiential study of (1) the judicial process; (2) work roles and careers; (3) institutions; and (4) related issues such as children's rights and dispute resolution within the criminal justice system. Emphasis on the relationship of theory to practice and on the contexts in which tasks are accomplished and roles are performed. Classroom issues are viewed from a real world perspective through field trips, site visits, supervised observations and field work, and integrated through journals, discussions and research. 3 sh.

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 sh.

Prerequisites: JUST 100 or JUST 200 or JUST 201 or JUST 232 or departmental approval.

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 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Contemporary Issues. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

LEAD400: Cooperative Education in Leadership Development

This is the capstone course for the Leadership Development Through Civic Engagement Minor. The course integrates work experience outside the formal classroom environment with in-class seminars, attended by students placed in diverse community agencies and conducted by an interdisciplinary Leadership Development Faculty team. Seminar discussion topics include: leadership development through civic engagement overview, sharing observations, issues in the community, leadership for community change, and application to career development. 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental permission, PSYC 294 and nine credits in Leadership Development Through Civic Engagement Minor.

LNGN230: Language in Society

Correlations between language varieties, their functions in particular settings, and the characteristics of their speakers. Black English. The role of second languages within a society: Pidgin, Creole, Lingua Franca, Diglossia, etc. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Social Science, Topic Course. 3 sh.

LNGN245: Language and Culture

A study of language in its cultural context. Relationship of linguistic to non-linguistic variables: ethnosemantics, linguistic relativity principle, componential analysis. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Social Science, Topic Course. 3 sh.

LNGN255: Language and Gender

A sociolinguistic study of the interaction of language with sex and gender. Course includes a survey of the literature on language and gender plus practical experience in collecting and analyzing linguistic data. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the General Education Requirement (GER) - Social Science, Topic Course. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

PHIL206: Philosophical Issues in Law and Justice

An examination of current philosophical accounts of both distributive and retributive justice. Close attention will be paid to such specific issues as the right of society to legislate its common morality, the use of behavior modification techniques on criminal offenders and the restoration of capital punishment. 3 sh.

PHIL210: Ethics

The nature of ethical judgements, the meaning of moral concepts, the conditions of moral responsibility and the methodological presuppositions of ethical theories. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Humanities, Philosophy/Religion. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, Philosophy or Religion. 3 sh.

PHIL334: Theoretical and Applied Ethics

Advanced seminar covering ethical theory and its application to post-modernism and other forms of relativism, the meaning of moral language and the possibility of religious and secular ethical foundations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: A PHIL or RELG course; or PHIL or RELS major or minor; or departmental approval.

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. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Social Science, Topic Course. 3 sh.

PSYC294: 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.

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 sh.

Prerequisites: PSYC 301.

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. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Contemporary Issues. 3 sh.

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 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Contemporary Issues. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 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. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Personal/Professional Issues. 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.

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. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. 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.

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 sh.

Prerequisites: One course in sociology 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 sh.

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

SPCM230: Listening

The development of critical, discriminative, appreciative and empathic listening skills; emphasis on listening theory/concept exploration, listening skill building, and experiential learning through theory application. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPCM 172 may be taken as a pre-requisite or co-requisite. BA Communication Studies students only.

SPCM242: Speaking Culturally

This course explores how language, speech, and culture are interconnected. Students are introduced to basic theoretical approaches to the study of language and communication and have the opportunity to investigate diverse cultural contexts through case studies and research. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPCM 234 and SPCM 172 may be taken as pre-requisites or co-requisites.

SPCM374: Group Processes

Effective communication patterns for small groups; variables such as cohesiveness, roles, problem-solving, leadership, decision-making are related to the development and maintenance of productive interaction. Meets the University Writing Requirement for CSOC and CSSC majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPCM 172 and SPCM 230 and SPCM 271 and SPCM 274. BA Communciation Studies students only.

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 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Contemporary Issues. Meets the Multicultural Awareness Requirement (MAR). 3 sh.