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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Graduate Courses


 
  
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    PSY 772 - Experimental Psychology Qualifying Paper Research


    Credits 3

    Taken by students in the Experimental Psychology Doctoral Program after completing the Master’s degree while completing their Qualifying Paper.

    Notes
    Three credits are required for doctoral degree requirements.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Admitted PhD Psychology students only and consent of instructor.

  
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    PTS 702 - Critical Appraisal and Synthesis of Research in Rehabilitation


    Credits 3

    This course provides students with knowledge and skills to critically appraise and synthesize research in rehabilitation. Students will learn how to write answerable questions, search the literature, and critically analyze evidence for application. Students will critique special cases of evidence and psychometric properties of diagnostic tools and outcome measures.

  
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    PTS 703 - Measurement Theory and Outcomes in Rehabilitation


    Credits 3

    Theoretical and practical foundations for measurement in rehabilitation research. Concepts include importance and uses of outcomes research to measure body structures and functions, functional behaviors and activities, participation and quality of life, and consumer satisfaction. Challenges of designing and measuring outcomes in diverse populations across the lifespan will also be considered.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to PhD in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences program.

  
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    PTS 712 - Physiological Bases of Rehabilitation


    Credits 3

    This course will provide an overview of the physiology underlying movement generation. Emphasis on the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal physiology components related to rehabilitation. Focus on tissue physiology of the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems, an applied approach and examination of physiological adaptations to exercise and its influence on a macro level.

  
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    PTS 714 - Neuroplasticity


    Credits 3

    Comprehensive overview of the neurobiological mechanisms and treatment principles of neuroplasticity and how to integrate and apply them to clinical practice.

  
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    PTS 715 - Pathobiomechanics


    Credits 3

    The course is designed to introduce the concepts of biomechanical research regarding musculoskeletal pathologies, including kinematics, kinetics, and electromyography at the whole body and joint level. How alterations of connective tissue and muscle mechanics contribute to musculoskeletal pathologies is also discussed.

  
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    PTS 744 - Gross Human Anatomy


    Credits 3

    Gross anatomy studied regionally stressing relationships of major structures, organs, vessels and nerves. Prosected human cadaver observation by students included in laboratory session ( ). All major areas of the body covered. Reference to the relationship of anatomical structures to pathology, traumatic injury and medicine stressed.

    Prerequisites
    Undergraduate Anatomy, Physiology or Biology lab course.

    Corequisite
     

  
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    PTS 744L - Gross Human Anatomy Lab


    Credits 1

    Gross human anatomy cadaver lab with supervised examination and exploration of prosected human cadavers. All major areas of the body are covered. References to the relationship of anatomical structures to pathology, traumatic injury and medicine stressed.

    Prerequisites
    Undergraduate Anatomy, Physiology or Biology lab course or equivalent.

    Corequisite
      

  
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    PTS 747 - Human Neuroanatomy


    Credits 3

    High level immersion, including cadaveric prosection, into the anatomy of the central nervous system, emphasizing structure and functional relationships. Coursework will also relate these structural relationships to brain dysfunction and pathology.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    PUA 610 - Grant Writing for Public and Nonprofit Managers


    Credits 1

     The course intends to prepare students to understand the grant process and the steps needed to complete a well‐developed funding application. Additionally, students will learn about the review process found in grant funding.

  
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    PUA 611 - Policy Advocacy and Lobbying


    Credits 1

    This course is designed to address advocacy and lobbying issues in the general area of public policy issues and government problems. Special attention is given to how the advocacy process works in the public and nonprofit sectors and policy making bodies and how lobbying techniques and processes can be understood. 

  
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    PUA 612 - Performance Measurement for Public and Nonprofit Organizations


    Credits 1

    This course explores the relationship between performance measurement and citizen participation. Students will explore the movement of involving citizens in the measurement of nonprofit, state and local government performance.

  
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    PUA 613 - Leadership and Ethics for Public and Nonprofit Managers


    Credits 1

    This course is designed to explore issues related to being an ethical leader in the nonprofit setting. The course will examine ethical reasoning, leadership theories and case studies of leadership successes and failures.

  
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    PUA 701 - Governance and the Urban Community


    Credits 3

    Examines the fundamental theories, structures, and processes of governance in Urban Communities in the United States. Explores the constitutional foundations and functions of legislative, administrative, and legal institutions. Covers topics such as federalism, public-private relations, and public administration.

    Same as
      

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in the M.S.W. or M.P.A. program or consent of instructor.

  
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    PUA 703 - Seminar In Organization Theory


    Credits 3

    Analyzes organizations as functioning social units. Emphasis on organization design, structure, processes, and external relationships.

    Formerly
    PUA 713

  
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    PUA 705 - Public Goods and Public Finance


    Credits 3

    Provides an overview of public finance. Introduces concepts (such as market failures, externalities, and public goods) and tools for analyzing the proper role of government in the economy. Addresses issues of public resource allocation and taxation.

    Formerly
    PUA 704

    Same as
      

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in the MSW, MPA or ULD program or consent of instructor

  
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    PUA 707 - Law and Public Policy


    Credits 3

    Course provides a basic understanding of how public policy is made and implemented in a federal system. The stages of the policy process are studied. Attention given to the different actors in the policy process especially the bureaucracy.

  
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    PUA 708 - Organizations and Organizational Behavior


    Credits 3

    This course provides a broad introduction to the structure and function of organizations and the behavior of people in them, focusing on public and nonprofit organizations.

    Formerly
    PUA 718

    Same as
      

    Prerequisites
      or consent of instructor.

  
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    PUA 711 - Seminar in Administrative Behavior


    Credits 3

    Stresses the development of knowledge and skill in understanding the role of the administrator in the context of public agencies. Emphasis given to strategies of policy making, policy implementation and understanding the factors that bear upon the administrator acting in these capacities.

  
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    PUA 715 - Administrative Law


    Credits 3

    Branch of law that deals with public administration. Examines authority upon which administrative agencies operate and limits necessary to control agency action. Attention given to procedures governing rule making, administrative adjudication, and judicial review.

    Prerequisites
      or consent of instructor.

  
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    PUA 718 - Career Development and Performance Appraisal in the Public Sector


    Credits 3

    Investigates how and why government agencies should develop career-stage appropriate employee development programs. Students gain greater appreciation of public sector employee evaluation systems.

    Formerly
    PUA 728

    Prerequisites
      or consent of instructor.

  
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    PUA 719 - Personnel Assessment and Selection


    Credits 3

    Covers legal and technical aspects of personnel selection. Concentrates on assessment center process for diagnosing management skills and selection in the public sector.

    Prerequisites
      or consent of instructor.

  
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    PUA 721 - Quantitative Methods for Public Administration


    Credits 3

    Quantitative techniques used in program design and evaluation. Coverage includes such topics as measurement, tests of significance, and measures of association. Includes descriptive and inferential statistics and forecasting methods.

    Formerly
    PUA 722

    Prerequisites
      or consent of instructor.

  
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    PUA 723 - Research and Analytical Methods


    Credits 3

    Examines quantitative and qualitative research methods used to answer questions and test hypotheses in public and non-profit settings. Includes identifying and reviewing scholarly literature; formulating research questions; selecting appropriate design, data collection and data analysis. Topics include causal and descriptive designs, interview and survey methods, and descriptive and inferential statistics.

    Prerequisites
      or consent of instructor.

  
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    PUA 725 - Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation


    Credits 3

    Introduces students to the practical aspects of program evaluation, and the methodologies employed to analyze a program and to conduct an evaluation in the public and nonprofit sectors.

    Prerequisites
      and   or consent of instructor.

  
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    PUA 727 - Theory and Practice of Public Sector Survey Research


    Credits 3

    Provides the theoretical and applied components of survey research. Students learn the basics of all elements of the survey process.

    Same as
      

    Notes
    Students will participate in an actual survey.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to a graduate program.

  
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    PUA 729 - MPA Capstone Experience


    Credits 3

    The purpose of this class is to provide the knowledge and skills needed to construct and critique evaluation designs, collect and analyze data to test the effects of government programs, and address many of the questions and issues that arise in the process of evaluating program impacts.

    Prerequisites
      or Consent of the Graduate Coordinator.

  
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    PUA 740 - Urban Administration


    Credits 3

    Urban management approached from the viewpoint of the chief administrator. Some consideration given to the city as an organic economic, political and social institution. Emphasis on administrative exercise of leadership decision making and various functional activities.

    Prerequisites
      or consent of instructor.

  
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    PUA 741 - Leading and Assessing Change in Organizations


    Credits 3

    Understanding change, how to facilitate the process and measuring success are important knowledge and skills for leaders, followers, policy makers, program evaluators and researchers. This course introduces well-established change constructs, theories, models and measures, their applications in various settings. This course also explores research methods to study change processes.

  
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    PUA 745 - Administration in a Federal and Intergovernmental Perspective


    Credits 3

    Provides students with understanding of the issues and problems of administering public programs in a federal system. Emphasis placed on how all levels of governments work together. Studies role of grants, mandates, and state/federal statutes on administrators.

    Formerly
    PUA 706

    Same as
     

  
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    PUA 749 - Ethics in Public Administration


    Credits 3

    Ethics in Public Administration

    Grading
    Letter Grade

  
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    PUA 750 - Education Policy


    Credits 3

    Examines governmental policy and structure affecting elementary and secondary school finance, administration, and management. Reviews the history and impact of various structural and policy reforms proposed from 1950 to the present. Analyzes structure, policy, and reforms in terms of equity, effectiveness in facilitating student achievement, and other criteria.

    Same as
    (PAF 750)

  
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    PUA 751 - Origins and Development of Public Policy in America


    Credits 3

    Examines the development of public policy in America especially as it is driven by citizen’s needs. In addition, it examines the impact of public policy on society

    Same as
    PAF 701

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    PUA 756 - Policy Implementation


    Credits 3

    Provides students an introduction to current models of implementation and the means for assessing both theory and methods; provides a bridge between the literature on policy analysis and program evaluation; offers students the opportunity to apply theoretical frameworks to practical situations.

  
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    PUA 760 - Political Economy


    Credits 3

    Survey of the field of political economy since 1945 with emphasis on alternative theories of the role of government, value, and distribution. Focus on the ideological structure of neomarxism, neoinstitutionalism, social economics and postkeynesianism as well as the neoclassical synthesis, monetarism and public choice.

    Formerly
    (PUA 732)

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in the M.P.A. or Economics programs or consent of instructor.

  
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    PUA 761 - Introduction to Workforce Education


    Credits 3

    Overview of history, philosophy and areas within the workforce education field.

    Formerly
    EDW 730

  
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    PUA 762 - Needs Assessment and Evaluation


    Credits 3

    Discusses approaches to identifying performance problems in organizations and determining appropriate interventions. Emphasis/focus on assessment, evaluation, and measurement of workplace learning and performance activities.

    Formerly
    EDW 734

  
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    PUA 763 - Facilitation Skills for Workplace Learning and Performance


    Credits 1-3

    Introductory course providing overview of roles and functions of the training professional. Ample opportunities to practice facilitation skills. Topics include evolution of training, current paradigms in training and development, media development, and delivery techniques. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 credits.

    Formerly
    EDW 737

  
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    PUA 764 - Technologies for the Workplace


    Credits 1-3

    Applications of -and implications for the use emerging technology in the workplace.  May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits.

  
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    PUA 770 - Nonprofit Management and Theories of the 3rd Sector


    Credits 3

    Examines the legal and other definitions of the 3rd sector, the sector’s distinctive values, its contributions to civil society, its role vis-à-vis the government and business sectors, and current conditions in and challanges for the sector. In addition, the course will serve as an introduction the principal skills, knowledge, and abilities that are involved in the management of nonprofit organizations.

  
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    PUA 771 - Grant Writing and Evaluation Field Study


    Credits 3

    This course is a field study in grant-making organizations. There will be an academic component discussing the methods and attributes of grant makers. This knowledge will be used in an applied component in which students will engage in the work commonly found in grant making organizations.

  
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    PUA 772 - Grant Evaluation and Strategic Allocation Field Study


    Credits 3

    Field study in grant-making organizations. There will be an academic component discussing the methods and attributes of grant makers. Specific attention will be paid to the work of program evaluations, strategic philanthropic planning, donor advisement, donor relationship building, and grant management and reporting.

    Prerequisites
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

  
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    PUA 774 - Community Outreach and Volunteerism


    Credits 3

    Provides a general overview of Volunteer Management as it relates to the field of public administration. Introductory course emphasizes non-profit as part of the MPA program and introduces students to the basic concepts and issues surrounding the development and management of community based volunteer programs.

  
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    PUA 775 - Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation for Nonprofits


    Credits 3

    Provides the capability to understand, plan, implement and evaluate strategies and programs so as to take advantage of opportunities and effectively manage challenges facing their organization. Teaches students to analyze how strategic planning and evaluation strategies differ from those used in the private sector. Emphasis is on management strategies that distinguish nonprofits from for-profits and public agencies and the challenges facing each.

  
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    PUA 776 - Development for Nonprofit Managers


    Credits 3

    Introduction to fundraising for nonprofit organizations, including annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, and campaigns.

  
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    PUA 790 - Internship Program in Public Administration


    Credits 1 – 6

    Graduate students have a work assignment in a public agency at the national, state, or local governmental level and make regular reports on work activities and assigned readings.

    Formerly
    PUA 709

    Prerequisites
    PUA 701  or consent of department

  
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    PUA 792 - Current Issues in Public Administration


    Credits 1 – 6

    Examination of timely issues in the field with special attention to the needs of the practitioner.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

  
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    PUA 798 - Research in Public Administration


    Credits 1 – 6

    Individual research projects under the direction of a faculty member.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
      and   and/or consent of instructor.

  
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    RDCH 701 - Applied Nuclear Physics


    Credits 3

    Introduces nuclear properties in radiation and radiochemistry. Concepts of the nuclei, radioactive decay, and nuclear reactions examined. Use of quantum mechanics in development of nuclear models and equations. Physics involved in interaction of radiation with matter.

    Prerequisites
    General physics, graduate standing in Radiochemistry program.

  
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    RDCH 702 - Radiochemistry


    Credits 3

    Introduces chemical properties in radiation and radiochemistry. Use of stability constants and relationship between speciation, kinetics and thermodynamics. Influence of radiolysis on chemistry of radioisotopes. Radioisotope production and use. Radiochemical separations.

    Prerequisites
    Inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, graduate standing in Radiochemistry program.

  
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    RDCH 710 - Actinide Chemistry


    Credits 3

    Basis for unique chemistry of actinide elements described and related to oxidation-reduction, complexation, forbital interaction, and spectroscopy. Using nuclear properties in understanding actinide chemistry covered. Presentations on exploiting chemical behavior of actinides in separation, nuclear fuel cycle, environmental behavior, and materials.

    Prerequisites
     , graduate standing in Radiochemistry program.

  
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    RDCH 750 - Radiochemistry Laboratory Research


    Credits 3

    Experimental laboratory research conducted by the student under supervision. The student supplies research topic and provides suitable literature and background information. Research plan developed in conjunction with instructor. The student obtains experience in performing radiochemical laboratory research.

    Prerequisites
    Undergraduate chemistry laboratory experience, graduate standing in the Radiochemistry program.

  
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    SCI 620 - Middle School Mathematics Content:


    Credits 1-3

    Middle school mathematics content for teachers. Topics: a) Number, Number Theory, Operations, b) Geometry & Measurement, c) Probability & Statistics, d) Algebra I, e) Euclidean/Non-Euclidean Geometry, f) Problem Solving, g) Algebra II, h) Pre-calculus, i) Computer/Technology Applications, j) other.

    Notes
    Credit repeatable by topic (1-3 credits). Credits may not be applied to College of Sciences graduate program. The maximum number of credits that may be earned is 24.

  
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    SCI 630 - Middle School Science Content:


    Credits 1-3

    Surveys middle school science content for middle school teachers. Introduces experimental and research-based aspects of the fields/topics listed through an inquiry approach to scientific content. Fields/topics: a) Lab Safety and Science Process. b) Life Science IA. c) Life Science IB. d) Physical Science IA. e) Physical Science IB. f) Earth Science IA. g) Earth Science IB. h) other.

    Notes
    May be repeated for credit in different fields/topics (1-3 credits); not available for credit in graduate programs in College of Sciences

  
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    SCI 640 - High School Mathematics Content:


    Credits 1-3

    Surveys high school mathematics content for high school teachers. Introduces exploratory and research-based aspects of the fields/topics listed through a problem solving approach to mathematics content. Fields/topics: a) Geometry. b) Advanced Algebra. c) Trigonometry and Analysis. d) Statistics and Probability. e) Calculus. f) Technology Applications. g) other.

    Notes
    May be repeated for credit in different fields/topics (1-3 credits); not applicable to graduate programs in College of Sciences.

  
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    SCI 650 - High School Science Content:


    Credits 1-3

    High school science content for teachers. a) Lab Safety, Science Process. b) Content Area Literacy. (c,d) Biology IA, IB (e,f) Earth Science IA, IB (g,h) Chemistry IA, IB (j,k) Physics IA, IB (l) AP Biology (m) AP Chemistry (n) AP Physics (o) other (p,q) Principles of Science, semesters 1,2.

  
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    SCI 691 - Life Science for Federal Land Managers


    Credits 1-3

    For managers in BLM, BIA, Forest Service, Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service. Meets GS 401 Certification needs. Conceptual understanding of basic biological principles: how information is acquired and evaluated within a scientific framework; modern cell theory; basic principles of molecular biology and genetics; and concepts of microevolution.

  
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    SCI 796 - Professional Paper, Master of Arts in Sciences


    Credits 1-3

    Professional paper preparation, including review of literature or similar research effort. May be repeated to a maximum of three credits. Not permitted for students pursuing the M.S. Thesis option. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

  
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    SCM 674 - Purchasing and Global Sourcing


    Credits 3

    Principles of purchasing, public procurement, contract management, and global sourcing. Topics include the purchasing process, procurement in profit and non-profit organizations, buyer-supplier relationship, price determination, purchasing services, supply law and ethics, and global sourcing.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SCM 474. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    SEC 700 - Introduction to Cyber Security Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Protection


    Credits 3

    Introduction to the fundamentals of cyber security for large enterprises. Identifying cyber threats, operating system structure, and attacks. Understanding the methodology and tools to counter cyber attacks.

    Prerequisites
    Admission into the Graduate Certificate In Emergency Crisis Management Cyber Security Program.

  
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    SLS 550 - Administration of Recreation and Leisure Services


    Credits 3

    Comprehensive examination of the philosophical, legal, financial, and administrative foundations necessary for management personnel in a public, not-for-profit or commercial leisure service organization.

    Formerly
    SLS 650

  
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    SLS 700 - Special Problems in Sport and Leisure


    Credits 3

    Specialized instruction and/or research designed to develop depth in understanding a current problem in sport and leisure.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    SLS 701 - Independent Study


    Credits 1 – 3

    Independent study of a selected topic in sport or leisure service management or leisure behavior.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    SLS 702 - Management in Sport and Leisure Service Organizations


    Credits 3

    Utilizes management theory in conjunction with theory of sport and leisure behavior to develop a philosophy of administration applicable to sport and leisure service organizations.

  
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    SLS 703 - Management Analysis of Sport and Leisure Service Organizations


    Credits 3

    Analysis of how the financial resources needed to operate sport and leisure service facilities and programs are acquired and marshaled to realize organizational goals. Marketing strategies and revenue source specific to sport and leisure services analyzed and discussed.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    SLS 704 - Management Internship


    Credits 3

    Structured management internship in a sport or leisure service organization which focuses on specific administrative functions under the supervision of an agency manager and a university advisor.

    Prerequisites
      and approval of student’s advisor.

  
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    SLS 716 - Social Psychology of Sport and Leisure


    Credits 3

    Introduces and examines the theories of sport and leisure behavior from a social psychological perspective. Issues and outcomes of involvement in sport and leisure activities for the individual as well as organized groups.

  
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    SLS 717 - Law and Liability in Sport and Leisure Services


    Credits 3

    Explores the legal principles and rules of law affecting the administration of recreation, sports and athletic programs. Emphasis on risk management theory, safety principles, insurance concepts and liability issues. Litigation trends identified and procedures outlined to minimize legal risks.

  
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    SLS 718 - Programming for Sport and Leisure Service Organizations


    Credits 3

    Theoretical and conceptual aspects of comprehensive programming for sport and leisure service organizations. Includes program development theories, program design concepts, advertising, promotion and evaluation procedures.

  
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    SLS 748 - Professional Paper


    Credits 3

    Under the direction of a faculty advisor, the student develops a written treatise detailing the application of a principle or theory to the solution of a current problem of professional practice in the management of sport and leisure service.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    SLS 749 - Thesis


    Credits 3

    Under the direction of a faculty advisor, students develop a written treatise detailing their methodical investigation and exposition of a theory or principle related to the management of sport and leisure service.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    SOC 602 - Sociology and Literature


    Credits 3

    Examination of selected ideas, concepts, and theories through use of fictional literature. Various topics include human alienation, social stratification, bureaucracy, prejudice, immigration, and deviance.

  
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    SOC 603 - Techniques of Social Research


    Credits 4

    Introduction to research design, data gathering techniques, and sociological analysis of data.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 403. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 603L - Techniques of Social Research Lab


    Credits 0

    This undergraduate course may be used in the graduate program of study with the approval of the advisor. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

  
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    SOC 604 - Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences


    Credits 4

    Study and practice with statistical methods especially useful in the presentation and interpretation of social work, psychological, sociological, and educational data.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 404. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 604L - Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences Lab


    This undergraduate course may be used in the graduate program of study with the approval of the advisor. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

  
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    SOC 607 - Environment and Society


    Credits 3

    Focuses on the conflict between private rights and the public interest and the extent to which this conflict affects society in the environmental arena.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 407. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 608 - Qualitative Research


    Credits 3

    Examination of the modes of observation, recording and reporting of the daily way of life of another (sub) culture studied by physical and perspectival closeness.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 408. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 610 - Sociology of Aging


    Credits 3

    Explores the problems of aging in various cultures. Notions such as the social construction of growing old, the myth of youth, and the crisis of retirement discussed along with other topics of aging.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 410. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 611 - Films, Self and Society


    Credits 3

    Understanding diversity and change in film themes and characterizations from the perspective of sociology. Specific topics vary from year to year and may investigate such things as “The Image of the American Hero,” “Films as Social Protest,” or “Science Fiction and Social Change.” Emphasis on the American film.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 411. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 612 - Sociology of Art


    Credits 3

    Investigation into the complex relationship between social systems and their artistic outputs. Emphasis on social theory, especially the sociology of knowledge. Subjects include artistic employment, craft to art conversions, and art in relation to religion and science.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 412. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 613 - Sociology of Sport


    Credits 3

    Examination of the relationship of sport to societal institutions and processes. Behavior of fans, athletes, and sport organizations analyzed from a sociological view.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 413. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 614 - Popular Culture


    Credits 3

    Different types of culture, the democratization of values, the organization of tastes. Characteristic forms of popular culture: music, cinema, the electronic media, the print media, outdoors, travel, and the graphic arts.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 414. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 615 - World Population Problems


    Credits 3

    Examination of world and U.S. problems connected to rapid population growth, legal and illegal immigration, causes of sickness and death, and the impact of government population policies. Problems include changes in family size, mandatory sterilization, abortion, food as a political weapon, crime, and minority groups.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 415. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 616 - Sociology of Work and Occupations


    Credits 3

    Comparative examination of work in industrial society. Topics analyzed include labor markets, job satisfaction, occupational choice, and the leisure-work relationship.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 416. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 617 - Sociology and Leisure


    Credits 3

    Leisure in the United States and other societies. Leisure and work, family, education and religion. Leisure and quality of life, high culture, mass culture, and the leisure society.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 417. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 621 - Classical Social Theory


    Credits 3

    Major social theorists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries whose works have led to the development of sociology as a distinct discipline. Includes Durkheim, Marx, Simmel, and Weber.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 421. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 622 - Contemporary Sociological Theory


    Credits 3

    Major theorists and important schools of thought in contemporary sociology. Includes some or all of the following: structural functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism, ethno-methodology.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 422. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 627 - Comparative Racial and Ethnic Relations


    Credits 3

    Surveys racial and ethnic relations in different societies around the world, including the United States. Special attention given to structures of inequality and to social movements for racial justice and equality.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 427. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work

  
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    SOC 628 - Special Topics in Comparative Societies


    Credits 3

    Comparative analysis of some salient aspects of U.S. society and societies around the world. Focuses on socialization, cultural and structural aspects (e.g., ethnicity, religion, economy, politics, gender, age), and informal modes of living. Specific focus varies with special topics offered.

    Notes
    This course is crosslsited with SOC 428. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 629 - Globalization: Economic, Political, and Cultural Perspectives


    Credits 3

    Addresses the nature of globalization, and the degree to which it differentially impacts people in various geographical regions and social strata. Traces the extent to which economic, political, and cultural systems rooted in nation-states during most of the twentieth century are likely to be replaced be emerging global institutions.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 429. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 631 - Crime and Criminal Behavior


    Credits 3

    General survey of the field of criminology emphasizing social efforts to understand, explain, and deal with criminal behavior.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 431. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 633 - Juvenile Delinquency


    Credits 3

    Delinquent behavior within its social context, with analysis of gangs, subcultures and the patterns of anti-social activity. Evaluation of institutional controls and treatments.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 433. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 634 - Penology & Social Control


    Credits 3

    The social and historical development of prison systems and other forms of social control, as well as sociological theories of punishment. Includes recent research on prison population growth, offender rehabilitation, deterrence, recidivism, correctional administration, and inmate culture, as well as political repression and other related topics.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted wtih SOC 434. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 636 - Sociology of Poverty


    Credits 3

    Theoretical framework for understanding Poverty as a consequence of socio-political structure rather than an individual level issue.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    SOC 641 - Social Inequality


    Credits 3

    Analysis of causes and consequences of inequalities in wealth, prestige, and power in social life. Emphasis placed on the American class system, and inequalities of race, ethnicity, gender, and age also covered.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 441. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 642 - Sociology of Gambling


    Credits 3

    Analysis of patterns of participation in various forms of gambling; political/economic background of gambling; effects of gambling on communities, lifestyles, and value systems.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 442. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 643 - Urban Sociology


    Credits 3

    Analysis of the urban way of life, with attention to ecological and social characteristics of the city, urban problems, and trends in urban growth. Emphasis given to American society.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 443. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 644 - Sociology of Occupations and Professions


    Credits 3

    Examination of occupations and professions in the contemporary United States in terms of occupational choice, education, socialization into the occupation, career patterns, as well as changing work roles, functions, and ideologies.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with SOC 444. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    SOC 645 - Men in Society


    Credits 3

    Issues and problems of men in a society characterized by rapidly changing and ill-defined male gender roles. Perspectives from micro- and macrosociology. Varying branches of the ‘men’s movement’ examined.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted wtih SOC 645. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

 

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