2019-2020 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks 
    
    Jun 13, 2024  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix. Each course description begins with a subject prefix followed by a three-digit course number and the course title. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description. Prerequisites and co-requisites are also listed. A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student will be permitted to enroll in the course. A co-requisite is a course, experience, or other preparation that must be completed at the same time that the student is enrolled in the listed course.

Courses numbered 100 to 199 are primarily for freshmen, 200 to 299 for sophomores, 300 to 399 for juniors and seniors, and 400 to 499 for seniors. Courses numbered 500 and above are reserved for graduate students.

Please note, when searching courses by “Code or Number”, an asterisk (*) can be used to return mass results. For instance, a “Code or Number” search of ” 5* ” can be entered, returning all 500 or graduate-level courses.

 

Christian Studies

  
  • CST 317 Biblical Interpretation


    Credit, three hours.
    A study of the process that led to the creation of the English Bible and its authority, as well as a survey of the principles and practice of independent Bible study, including an emphasis on the grammatical historical approach to biblical interpretation.

      Prerequisite(s): CST 201  and either CST 202  or  CST 321 . Usually offered every fall semester.

  
  • CST 318 Homiletics


    Credit, three hours.
    A basic study in the preparation and delivery of expository sermons. Prerequisite(s): CST 201  and CST 202 . Usually offered every spring semester.
  
  • CST 321 Mission and Message of Jesus


    Credit, three hours.
    An intensive study in the mission and message of Jesus as found in the biblical Gospels. Prerequisite(s): EN 101  and EN 102 . Usually offered every academic period (semester). (WI)
  
  • CST 322 Ministry Foundations


    Credit, three hours.
    A course designed to provide insight into the nature of Christian ministry, with special attention given to the various activities, duties, and functions of pastoral ministry. Students gain first-hand knowledge of such activities as baptism, the Lord’s Supper, weddings, and funerals. Usually offered every fall semester.
  
  • CST 331 Systematic Theology I


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to Christian systematic theology, emphasizing biblical perspectives, on topics that include but are not limited to Theology Proper, Christology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology. Prerequisite(s): EN 101  and EN 102 . Usually offered every fall semester. (WI)
  
  • CST 332 Christian Apologetics


    Credit, three hours.
    A study of Christian evidences that support, from a rational point of view, the intellectual integrity of an evangelical faith. Contemporary apologetic approaches, as well as the history of Christian apologetics, will be considered. Usually offered every fall semester.
  
  • CST 341 Systematic Theology II


    Credit, three hours
    An introduction to Christian systematic theology, emphasizing biblical perspectives, on topics that include but are not limited to Soteriology, Pneumatology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology. Prerequisite(s): EN 101 and EN 102. Usually offered every spring semester.
  
  • CST 345 History of Baptists


    Credit, three hours.
    Baptist history from its origins to the present, including extensive treatment of the history, structure, and theology of the Southern Baptist Convention. Usually offered in even numbered spring semesters.
  
  • CST 370 Student Ministry


    Credit, three hours.
    A study of the roles and relationships of a student minister. Attention is given to programming, goal setting, budgeting, organizing, and administering a student ministry within the context of a local church. Offered as needed.
  
  • CST 371 Youth Ministry


    Credit, three hours.
    A study of the context of youth ministry. Attention is given to cultural influences, peer and family relationships, and academic and social issues. Offered as needed.
  
  • CST 372 Teaching English-as-Second-Language (TESL) Ministry


    Credit, three hours.
    A survey of cross-cultural English teaching locally and globally, addressing cultural, academic, and ministry issues related to ESL. Students are introduced to the foundational principles and hands-on practices of teaching English as a Second Language ministry in meeting the educational, social, and spiritual needs of international students, refugees, and immigrants. Cross-listed as: TE 372   Usually offered every fall semester.
  
  • CST 373 Social Justice Ministry


    Credit, three hours.
    A survey of the foundational principles and hands-on practices of ministering to oppressed populations, including: orphans, refugees, immigrants, the impoverished, the persecuted, and those entrapped in human trafficking. Offered as needed.
  
  • CST 374 Non-Profit Ministry


    Credit, three hours.
    A survey of the foundational principles and key functions needed to create and maintain an entrepreneurial, nonprofit Christian ministry organization including board development, leadership skills, and ministry startup strategies. Offered as needed.
  
  • CST 375 Ministry Skills for Women


    Credit, three hours.
    A study of basic ministry skills unique to women. This course explores such ministry skills as personal development, personal evangelism, discipling/mentoring, church staff relations, effective communication, conflict management, and crisis ministry. Usually offered every odd numbered spring.
  
  • CST 376 Church Planting Ministry


    Credit, three hours.
    A study of the essential principles for planting and multiplying churches with New Testament characteristics. This course establishes biblical, missiological, spiritual, sociological, evangelistic, leadership, strategic and practical foundations for church planting. Students will be assisted in understanding of church planting models that are best suited for them in light of their calling and giftedness within the various contexts. Though this training is focused on church planting principles, particular emphasis will be placed on the student’s discovery of church planting and potential application in most ministries. May be repeated when content changes. Usually offered every even numbered spring.
  
  • CST 377 Ethnic/Regional Studies


    Credit, three hours.
    A study of one or more people groups, including cultural characteristics, religious practices, political and economic history, and artistic expression. Particular attention is given to evangelistic, discipleship, ministry, and church leadership development among the people group(s). May be repeated when content changes. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Permission by the Dean or Instructor. Offered as needed.
  
  • CST 378 Urban/Rural Studies


    Credit, three hours.
    A study of methodologies of Christian ministry within urban contexts. A biblical and historical foundation will be followed by contemporary research relating to 21st Century urbanization and particular domestic and international urban centers. May be repeated when content changes. Prerequisite(s): Permission by the Dean or Instructor. Offered as needed.
  
  • CST 379 Sports Ministries


    Credit, three hours.
    A study of foundational principles and hands-on practices of ministry through sports, including local church sports outreach, serving in sports chaplaincy, and building partnerships with sports ministry organizations. Prerequisite(s): Permission by the Dean or Instructor. Offered as needed.
  
  • CST 380 Cultural Immersion Skills


    Three hours
    This course includes initial orientation, ongoing instruction, and aftercare debriefing in-country by field field personnel. Instruction includes language acquisition, healthcare information, greetings and non-verbal communication skills, local customs and expectations, worldview analysis, security measures, and other appropriate information related to international living. Prerequisite(s): Approval by Dean, Office for Global Engagement. As needed.
  
  • CST 399 Ministry Leadership


    Credit, three hours.
    An examination of leadership skills necessary for Christian ministry, as well as the ethical issues facing ministry personnel. Usually offered every spring.
  
  • CST 401 Principles of Translation Theory


    Credit, three hours.
    This course traces the theological, historical, cultural, political, and linguistic elements related to biblical translation. Special attention is given to evaluating major translation and transmission innovations throughout the course of the Judeo-Christian record.
  
  • CST 402 Applied Linguistics


    Credit, three hours.
    This course builds on Principles of Translation Theory to provide practical application of linguistics for biblical translation.
  
  • CST 403 Intercultural Partnerships


    Credit, three hours.
    An examination of partnership principles and practices of Christian personnel working in intercultural settings, both domestically and internationally. Special emphasis is placed on the unique roles of volunteer, short-term, and career workers in multicultural environments. Case studies and personal interviews are included. Usually offered every spring semester.
  
  • CST 405 Ministry Internship


    Credit, three hours.
    Documented experiential learning under the supervision of a ministry leader.  Usually offered every fall and spring semester.
  
  • CST 407 Ministry Counseling 1: The Chaplain


    Credit, three hours.
    This course addresses the foundations of biblical ministry counseling in the marketplace, including the necessity of building a good theological framework from which to provide grief counseling in hospice, chaplaincy, and other ministry settings.  Also includes common problems in ministry counseling, as well as the limitations of non-clinical counseling. Offered online as needed.
  
  • CST 408 Ministry Counseling 2: Chaplaincy Training


    Credit, three hours.
    Building on CMS 407, this course addresses biblical ministry counseling issues related to marriage and family dynamics, and other situations faced by community chaplains. Offered online as needed.
  
  • CST 409 Global Disciple-Making


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to the biblical foundations, history, and practice of Christian evangelism, intentional discipleship, and global missions. Usually offered in every fall semester.
  
  • CST 410 Church History I


    Credit, three hours.
    A study of the history of the Christian church from the book of Acts to the Protestant Reformation. Particular attention will be given to the historical development of doctrine and its impact on modern Christianity.  Individual figures and movements will be highlighted. Usually offered every fall semester.
  
  • CST 411 Church History II


    Credit, three hours.
    A study of the history of the Christian church from the Protestant Reformation to the present.  Particular attention will be given to the historical development of doctrine and its impact on modern Christianity. Individual figures and movements will be highlighted. Prerequisite(s): EN 101   and EN 102  . Usually offered every spring semester. WI
  
  • CST 412 Christian Ethics


    Credit, three hours
    An introduction to Christian ethics with attention given to biblical foundations for ethics, types of Christian ethics, and integration in contemporary culture.
  
  • CST 416 Archaeology and The Bible


    Credit, three hours.
    A survey of archaeological methods and artifacts related to the ancient Near East and the Roman Empire, which assist in understanding the historical context and the literary background of the Old and New Testaments. Prerequisite(s): CST 201  and CST 202 .  Permission from the Dean or Instructor. Offered as needed.
  
  • CST 420 Approaching Contemporary Religion


    Credit, three hours.
    A missiological study of the history, doctrines, and worship practices of a cross-section of world religions, new religious movements, and Christian heterodoxy. Prerequisite(s): CST 331  or CST 332 ; or permission by the Dean or Instructor. Usually offered every fall semester.
  
  • CST 425 Global Engagement Projects


    Credit, three hours.
    Course designed to implement the connection of head, heart, and hands for global ministry & service.  Students receive cultural, security, and ministry training as components of the academic preparation.  The hands-on travel component is completed through a pre-approved UM-sanctioned cross-cultural experiential learning. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Permission by the Dean or Instructor. Offered as needed.
  
  • CST 431 Independent Study


    Credit, one to eight hours.
    Course designed to provide students with advanced standing opportunities for an independent study or research project in the major area, with the approval of the advisor, instructor, and the dean of the School of Christian Studies. Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least eighteen semester hours in the major with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
  • CST 432 Independent Study


    Credit, one to eight hours.
    Course designed to provide students with advanced standing opportunities for an independent study or research project in the major area, with the approval of the advisor, instructor, and the dean of the School of Christian Studies. Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least eighteen semester hours in the major with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  
  • CST 444 Catalyst, Christian Leadership Conference


    Credit, three hours
    This course is designed to help the student gain a deeper understanding of the Christian and business dynamics of leadership.  Individual personality traits of well-known leaders will be examined to better understand their approach to decision making, conflict management, cooperation and competition, and developing a shared vision and purpose.  A significant portion of this course will include participation in the Catalyst Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in the fall of each year.  Cross-listed as: BA 444
  
  • CST 453 Intercultural Internship


    Credit, three hours.
    Documented experiential learning under the supervision of a specialist in intercultural ministry, service, or leadership. Prerequisite(s): CST 303  and CST 403 . Offered every fall and spring semester.
  
  • CST 497 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Course offered to provide opportunities for competent students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.
  
  • CST 498 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Course offered to provide opportunities for competent students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.
  
  • CST 499 Senior Capstone


    Credit, one hour.
    This course is designed to assess competence of seniors relating to the Student Learning Outcomes of the program, including exit exams in Bible, Theology, Church History, Faith/Learning Integration, Communication & Critical Thinking Skills, Ministry Skills, and Intercultural Knowledge & Competence. Students will also complete a networking/portfolio project. Usually offered every fall and spring semester.

Computer Information Systems

  
  • CIS 101 Microcomputer Applications


    Credit, three hours.
    Topics include an in-depth discussion of microcomputer hardware concepts, a brief overview of the various levels of software including the operating systems, a survey of the history of computers, desktop information management, and communications software. Coverage of intermediate software applications will include word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software.
  
  • CIS 264 Networks and Distributed Systems


    Credit, three hours.
    An introductory course in data communications, networks and distributed systems examines basic communications protocols, the Open Systems Interconnection Model and fundamental issues of hardware and software related to Internet communications. Prerequisite(s): CIS 101  and MA 110  .
  
  • CIS 265 Programming I


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to proramming in a high-level programming language. Topics include problem solving strategies, algorithm development, programming constructs, abstract data types, and how to use a program development environment. Prerequisite(s): MA 110 .
  
  • CIS 297 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    These courses are offered to provide opportunities for competent students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings. Prerequisite(s): Instructor’s approval.
  
  • CIS 298 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    These courses are offered to provide opportunities for competent students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings. Prerequisite(s): Instructor’s approval.
  
  • CIS 301 Information Management


    Credit, three hours.
    An overview of the management of information systems. The course covers the use of current information technology trends to design competitive and efficient organizations. A structured analysis that can be applied to any business system and appropriate application software will be covered. This course is designed for computer information systems and business students. Prerequisite(s): CIS 101  
  
  • CIS 325 Database Foundation


    Credit, three hours.
    This course is a study of database application design principles. Students will examine relational databases, learn data modeling and normalization techniques, and use SQL to create, maintain, and query a database. Prerequisite(s): CIS 265 , MA 110  .
  
  • CIS 331 Computer Information Systems Internship I


    Credit, three hours.
    The computer information systems internship program is designed to give the student practical experience in the computer industry. The student will work on sponsored projects with a faculty advisor usually on campus. Prerequisite(s): CIS 264  ; Overall 3.0 GPA or Permission of Instructor. Grades are either Pass or Fail.
  
  • CIS 332 Computer Information Systems Internship II


    Credit, three hours.
    This is a continuation of the computer information systems internship I course. It is designed to give students the opportunity to work on sponsored projects with an off campus industry. Students may elect to continue to work with a faculty advisor on campus. Prerequisite(s): CIS 331 ; Overall 3.0 GPA or Permission of Instructor. Grades are either Pass or Fail.
  
  • CIS 365 Programming II


    Credit, three hours.
    CIS 365 is the continuation of CIS 265 . Topics include software testing, object-oriented programming concepts, validating input, user interfaces, and Language Integrated queries. Prerequisite(s): CIS 265   Prerequisite or Corequisite: MA 112  
  
  • CIS 375 Computing Trends


    Credit, three hours.
    This course is designed to address one or more current trends in computing. A variety of programming languages or programming applications may be covered. Prerequisite(s): CIS 365  or 2 semesters of programming.
  
  • CIS 385 Database Trends


    Credit, three hours.
    This course is designed to address one or more current trends in database.  A variety of database applications may be covered. Prerequisite(s): CIS 325   or one semester of database.
  
  • CIS 431 Independent Study


    Maximum credit, eight hours.
    A student with advanced standing may pursue an independent study or research project in the major area, with the approval of the advisor, instructor, and dean of the School of Business. Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least eighteen semester hours with a 3.00 GPA or higher in the major. (See independent study contract for requirements and details.)
  
  • CIS 432 Independent Study


    Maximum credit, eight hours.
    A student with advanced standing may pursue an independent study or research project in the major area, with the approval of the advisor, instructor, and dean of the School of Business. Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least eighteen semester hours with a 3.00 GPA or higher in the major. (See independent study contract for requirements and details.)
  
  • CIS 450 Project Management


    Credit, three hours.
    Practical knowledge involving applications and skills in project management. Topics include project requirements, project design, practices, quality management, resource scheduling, risk management, team dynamics and leadership, communication with stakeholders, training and project documentation. This course includes the use of project management software. Cross-listed as: MGT 450 . Prerequisite(s): CIS 101 .
  
  • CIS 454 Systems Analysis


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to systems analysis in an information systems context. This course is designed to be a capstone course requiring students to integrate knowledge from all other required courses in the development of a group project. Teamwork, leadership, presentation, writing, and interpersonal skills will be developed. Students who have earned credit for CIS 354 with a grade of C or higher taken under a previous catalog may NOT receive credit for CIS 454. Prerequisite(s): CIS 301 , CIS 325 , CIS 365 , and senior standing. (WI)
  
  • CIS 465 Fundamentals in Operating Systems


    Credit, three hours.
    This course offers a study of fundamental concepts of operating systems, which includes the four responsibilities of memory management, processor management, device management, and file management. The course will include hands-on exposure to several popular operating systems. Prerequisite(s): CIS 265  and MA 112 .
  
  • CIS 497 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Courses offered to provide opportunities for competent students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function using either the seminar or lecture method permitting flexibility in course offerings. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the computer information systems faculty.
  
  • CIS 498 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Courses offered to provide opportunities for competent students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function using either the seminar or lecture method permitting flexibility in course offerings. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the computer information systems faculty.
  
  • CIS 563 Accounting and Management Information Systems


    Credit, three hours.
    Provides an analysis of the types of information necessary for the manager in making effective decisions. Stress is placed on tools and techniques for computer-based information systems, internal reports, and accounting records as they contribute to the solution of decision-making problems. Relevant case studies and projects are utilized. The course will emphasize practical applications, using spreadsheets, databases, decision making, and computer simulation using current management and finance software. Cross-listed as: Also listed as AC 563 . Prerequisite(s): AC 544  or AC 345 , MA 211 , and MGT 321  or their equivalent.

Communication

  
  • COM 101 Basic Public Speaking


    Credit, three hours.
    A study in the preparation, outline, and delivery of a variety of speeches, including debate and argumentation. (OC)
  
  • COM 191 Introduction to Communication Theory


    Credit, three hours.
    A comprehensive survey of communication theories, designed to provide communication majors and minors with a fundamental understanding of the logic supporting applied communication techniques.
  
  • COM 200 Mass Communication


    Credit, three hours.
    A study of the structures, processes, and effects of communication. Required for majors and minors.
  
  • COM 297 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Course offered to provide opportunities for competent students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.
  
  • COM 298 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Course offered to provide opportunities for competent students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.
  
  • COM 300 Cross-Cultural Communication


    Credit, three hours.
    An exploration of the barriers that must be overcome when communicating from one cultural context to another. Students investigate cultural influences on the process and interpretation of communication.
  
  • COM 301 Advanced Public Speaking


    Credit, three hours.
    A performance course with theory and practice involved in speech situations. Students enhance speaking skills through use of visual aids and presentation technologies such as powerpoints, video, and computer-generated visuals. Prerequisite(s): COM 101 .
  
  • COM 311 Small Group Communication


    Credit, three hours.
    Theory and practice in leading and participating in group discussions. This course will be of special interest to those in business, government, education, religious, and community groups whose members share information, solve problems, and resolve conflicts.
  
  • COM 312 Interpersonal Communication


    Credit, three hours.
    An experience in building and maintaining relationships through self-disclosure, and analysis of factors which affect interpersonal communication.
  
  • COM 319 Argumentation and Debate


    Credit, three hours.
    A study providing an overview of theory and application of argumentation and debate principles. The course is a performance course with a significant amount of class time spent on public presentations, small group interaction, and debate exercise. Prerequisite(s): COM 101 .
  
  • COM 320 Media Writing


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to the practical skills of writing for the mass media. Fundamentals of style, effective writing techniques, and reporting.
  
  • COM 323 Organizational Communication and Leadership


    Credit, three hours.
    A study of the fundamentals of effective communication of leaders in organizations. Topics include leadership styles, crisis management, and organizational personality.
  
  • COM 331 Internships


    Credit, three hours.
    Pending advisor approval, qualified students may be placed in internships for a minimum of 100 hours of supervised professional experience.  Grades are either pass of fail, depending on the internship supervisor’s evaluation of the student’s performance over the course of the semester.  Grades are either Pass or Fail.
  
  • COM 332 Internships


    Credit, three hours.
    Pending advisor approval, qualified students may be placed in internships for a minimum of 100 hours of supervised professional experience.  Grades are either pass or fail, depending on the internship supervisor’s evaluation of the student’s performance over the course of the semester.  Grades are either Pass or Fail.
  
  • COM 335 Principles of Public Relations


    Credit, three hours.
    Survey of the principles, theories, and practice of public relations. Research, professional ethics, and case study for successful public relations management.
  
  • COM 349 Technology in Applied Communication


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to the principles of visual communication with a focus on application through technology.
  
  • COM 400 Communication Research Methods


    Credit, three hours.
    This course would examine the major methodologies of communication research (quantitative, qualitative, and rhetorical). Students will explore sample studies employing each methodology as well as learn the appropriate research/experimental designs for each method. Prerequisite(s): COM 191 .
  
  • COM 420 Principles of Advertising


    Credit, three hours.
    Comprehensive survey of the means of creating, developing, and managing advertising messages. Principles, theories, and analysis of positive and effective advertising for client promotion.
  
  • COM 431 Independent Study


    Maximum credit, six hours. Credit, three hours.
    A student with advanced standing may pursue an independent study or research project in the major area with the approval of the advisor, instructor, and chair of the Communication Department. Prerequisite(s): Eighteen semester hours with a 3.00 GPA or higher in the major.
  
  • COM 432 Independent Study


    Maximum credit, six hours. Credit, three hours.
    A student with advanced standing may pursue an independent study or research project in the major area with the approval of the advisor, instructor, and chair of the Communication Department. Prerequisite(s): Eighteen semester hours with a 3.00 GPA or higher in the major.
  
  • COM 435 Public Relations Campaigns


    Credit, three hours.
    Practical application of public relations principles and practices in meeting client needs and goals. Project-oriented approach includes situation assessment, planning (objectives, strategies, tactics, budget, evaluation), and proposal presentation.
  
  • COM 442 Media Law and Regulation


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to laws and regulations affecting media in the United States. Topics include constitutional rights, speech, press, privacy, relevant court decisions, copyright laws, current regulation of electronic media, and ethics. (WI)
  
  • COM 451 Persuasion


    Credit, three hours.
    A review of theory and research regarding persuasion designed to enable the student to be a critical consumer of persuasive messages. Prerequisite(s): Required for majors. (WI)
  
  • COM 452 Communication Ethics


    Credit, three hours.
    This course examines ethical philosophy in a communication context. Readings will consist of ethical philosophy and communication case studies that present moral dilemmas.
  
  • COM 457 Electronic Journalism


    Credit, three hours.
    Reporting, writing, editing, and producing newscasts for radio and television.
  
  • COM 497 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Courses offered to provide students with an opportunity to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.
  
  • COM 498 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Courses offered to provide students with an opportunity to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.

Criminology

  
  • CR 205 Introduction to Criminal Justice


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to the study of criminology and criminal justice including an overview of major crime problems in the U.S., crime patterns and criminal behaviors, explanations of crime, systems of justice, and strategies for preventing crime.
  
  • CR 297 Study in Selected Topics


    3
    Credit, three hours.
    Courses offered to provide opportunities for competent students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.
  
  • CR 298 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, three hours.
    Courses offered to provide opportunities for competent students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.
  
  • CR 350 Criminal Law


    Credit, three hours.
    Coverage of the full range of American criminal law entailing the definition of an punishment of various crimes, and acceptable defenses for them in a court of law. (WI)
  
  • CR 411 Criminology


    Credit, three hours.
    An examination of the ways crime has been explained in western society, with a primary emphasis on criminological theory. (WI)
  
  • CR 426 Senior Internship


    Credit, one to nine hours.
    Students who choose to do an internship will be placed with a government, community, or private organization to obtain experiential learning and skill development. The student will serve 135 hours on-site for 3 semester hours credit, but may take up to 9 credits of internship.  The internship must be approved by a Criminology advisor.
  
  • CR 490 Capstone Project


    Credit, three hours.
    For their Capstone Project, students will either write a thesis or conduct a research project that demonstrates their mastery of a particular area of criminology.  The project must be approved by a Criminology advisor. (WI)
  
  • CR 497 Study in Selected Topics


    3
    Credit, three hours.
    Courses offered to provide opportunities for competent students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.
  
  • CR 498 Study in Selected Topics


    3
    Credit, three hours.
    Courses offered to provide opportunities for competent students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.

Early Childhood

  
  • CE 501 Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education


    Credit, three hours.
    Provides a comprehensive view of research, principles, programs, theories, strategies, curricula, and organization in early childhood education. Explores historical, philosophical, psychological, and sociological foundations of early childhood pedagogy.
  
  • CE 503 Issues in Early Childhood Education


    Credit, three hours.
    Analyzes issues facing early childhood educators. Research, writing and discussion are based on current professional literature.
  
  • CE 599 Practicum in Early Childhood Education


    Credit, three hours.
    Provides an interdisciplinary study focused on early childhood practices, theories, history and philosophy, and research in the field of early childhood education. This course may not be taken by alternative master’s students.

Economics

  
  • EC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics


    Credit, three hours.
    The study of the aggregate or national economy, including national income and employment determination, recession, inflation, the system of depository institutions, and government fiscal and monetary policy.
 

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