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2018-2019 Greensburg Campus Catalog
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg
   
2018-2019 Greensburg Campus Catalog 
    
 
  Feb 23, 2020
 
2018-2019 Greensburg Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Course Information


Special Courses

Pitt-Greensburg offers a variety of special courses that students may use to enhance their educational experience. The special courses include independent studies, internships, excellence courses, study abroad courses, and capstone courses. Most of the special courses are optional, but for some majors (e.g. criminal justice) an internship is required, and the capstone course is required of all majors.

An independent study allows a student to explore a topic for which no course is available at Pitt-Greensburg or extend the exploration of a topic begun in a regular course. To arrange for an independent study, a student must find a faculty sponsor and work with the sponsor to develop a course plan. Independent study courses are available in every department. See an advisor for more details.

Internships allow students to earn credits toward graduation while gaining on-the-job experience in their majors. An internship is required in some majors (e.g. criminal justice and the journalism track in English writing), but it is available as an elective in most majors. Students are expected to find their own internship opportunities, but faculty advisors and the Office of Career Services may be aware of employers looking for interns and can provide suggestions about seeking an internship. Some departments ask students to complete an internship application. See a faculty advisor for more information.

Pitt-Greensburg students have an opportunity to study abroad in a country/region of their choice. Academic credits are earned while abroad and will transfer directly back into the student’s academic degree requirements. See the study abroad coordinator for more information.

As part of the new Pitt-Greensburg curriculum that took effect in fall 1999, every Pitt-Greensburg student must complete a senior seminar or a senior project as a capstone to the work in the major program. The faculty views the capstone course as a significant enhancement to the UPG degree program because it provides students with the opportunity to bring together the themes and skills of the major. Capstone work typically involves research and both written and oral reports.

Departmental Course Listings

Please note, when searching courses by Catalog Number, an asterisk (*) can be used to return mass results. For instance a Catalog Number search of ” 1* ” can be entered, returning all 1000-level courses.

 

Philosophy

  
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    PHIL 0600 - PHILOSOPHY OF FRIENDSHIP, LOVE AND SEX


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Encourages students to develop philosophically rich and informed reflection on relationships and sex. Readings will include both classic texts and contemporary writings, inspiring discussion about the nature of friendship and love as well as more specific (and more controversial) topics like marriage, polyamory, prostitution, pornography, online dating, sexting, and hooking up.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PHIL 0790 - PHILOSOPHY OF ART


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course examines basic questions of aesthetics as they have been developed in the philosophical tradition. Questions include: what is art, beauty, and taste? How do we determine whether something is a work of art? How do we judge it? How much does the institutionalized world of art affect all of these issues? What is the value of art for society?
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PHIL 1120 - PHILOSPHY OF FILM AND FILM THEORY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course will investigate the aesthetic and social philosophical aspects of film. Topics include film as art, film language, film narrative, spectator, auteur, realism, feminism, and culture critique.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: Any PHIL course or permission of instructor
  
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    PHIL 1245 - AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course will survey major themes in American philosophy, with a concentration on pragmatism. It will begin with a study of early thinkers like Thoreau and Emerson, though the majority of course will be dedicated to the pragmatists pierce, James and Dewey. The course will conclude with a look at one or more contemporary pragmatists, like Rorty.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PHIL 1320 - TOPICS IN SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This advanced undergraduate course concentrates on a few selected philosophical problems concerning the nature of society; the selection will vary from one offering of the course to another. The course may be historical or topical in approach.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PHIL 1340 - FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    A comparison of biological, psychological, and economic theories of the nature and causes of the oppression of women. Authors studied might include de Beauvoir, Freud, Marx, Veblen, and Emma Geldman.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: Any PHIL course or permission of instructor
  
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    PHIL 1370 - PHILOSOPHY OF ART


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This advanced undergraduate course addresses philosophical problems that arise in connection with art, such as the nature of works of art, the comparison and contrast between representational and non-representational art, the definition of beauty, and special obligations concerning art works.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: Any PHIL course or permission of instructor
  
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    PHIL 1380 - BUSINESS ETHICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This advanced undergraduate course considers a selection of ethical issues that arise in connection with business needs and practices, such as employer-employee relations, truth in advertising, responsibilities to consumers, fair and unfair competitive practices, environmental effects, contractual obligations, liability for damages, and governmental regulation.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PHIL 1460 - THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This is an advanced undergraduate course in recent and contemporary epistemology. Topics vary somewhat, but generally include many of the following: skepticism, sense data and the myth of the given, induction and confirmation, definition of “knowing-that-p”, holism and coherence, the status of common sense, and so on.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: Any PHIL course or permission of instructor
  
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    PHIL 1500 - SYMBOLIC LOGIC


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This advanced undergraduate course develops skills in formal and informal reasoning in predicate-quantifier logic, and covers formal semantics for sentential logic, informal semantics for predicate-quantifier logic, and elementary syntactic metatheory.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: Any PHIL course
  
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    PHIL 1640 - PHILOSOPHY OF PSYCHOLOGY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This advanced undergraduate course covers such topics as mind-body reductionism, behaviorism, functionalism, cognitivism, and the relation of artificial intelligence research to psychological theory.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: Any PHIL course or any PSY course
  
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    PHIL 1890 - ISSUES IN PHILOSOPHY (VARIOUS)


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This intensive, advanced-level seminar is reserved for special philosophical topics that do not fit standard course-catalog categories. Issues discussed vary from year to year, but tend to be narrowly focused and specialized.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Seminar
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: (1 PHIL course or ENGCMP 0020); LVL: Junior
  
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    PHIL 1901 - INDEPENDENT STUDY—UNDERGRADUATE


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 9
    This course is a way of offering university credit in philosophy for relevant experiences or work undertaken independently, with little or no formal interaction with an instructor.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Independent Study
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PHIL 1902 - DIRECTED STUDY—UNDERGRADUATE


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 9
    This course provides an individualized study program, on a topic not covered in the regular curriculum, under the close supervision of a faculty advisor. The student is generally expected to produce a substantial piece of written work.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Directed Studies
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PHIL 1969 - SPECIAL TOPICS - STUDY ABROAD


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    The study of special topics related to a study abroad experience.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Directed Studies
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis

Physical Education

  
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    PEDC 0022 - AEROBIC DANCE


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    Improve your fitness levels with this aerobic dance to music course. One of America’s most popular ways to exercise. This program is for all ages. Each enrollee will be permitted to participate at his/her own level, gradually improving muscle tone, cardiac, and respiratory fitness.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PEDC 0023 - WEIGHT TRAINING


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    A coeducational class designed to provide the student with the opportunity to develop and practice basic weight training techniques. With the guidance of the instructor, the student will be encouraged to develop an individualized self-designed program. The emphasis of this course will be placed on progressive-resistive exercises.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PEDC 0025 - AEROBICS-CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    Primarily involves a training program of light to moderate intensity with increased cardiovascular fitness and improved quality of life as a goal. In support of the instruction on cross-country running, students will receive some background information on aerobics in the form of handouts and mini lectures.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Credit Laboratory
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PEDC 0310 - HEALTH SCIENCE


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course explores major physical and mental health issues including the physiological process underlying these health concerns and risk reduction strategies. Topics include discussion of numerous infectious vs non-infectious diseases, physiology of stress, science of nutrition and weight control, and the physiological effects of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis

Physics

  
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    PHYS 0110 - INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS 1


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This is the first term of a two-term, algebra-based sequence in introductory physics. This term deals with mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, and waves.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: MATH 0020 or any MATH greater than or equal to MATH 0031 (Min Grade ‘C’) or MATH PLACEMENT SCORE (61 or greater)
  
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    PHYS 0111 - INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS 2


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This is the second term of a two-term, algebra-based sequence in introductory physics. This term deals with electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PHYS 0110
  
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    PHYS 0174 - BASC PHYS SCI & ENGR 1 (INTGD)


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    The integrated curriculum version of PHYS 0104, the first part of a two-term sequence (PHYS 0174 , PHYS 0175 ) introduces students to the basic principles of mechanics. An effort has been made to achieve a better integration of physics with the first term of calculus, engineering, and chemistry. The theory of waves and the kinetic theory of gases will be discussed.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: CREQ: MATH 0220 
  
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    PHYS 0174 - BASIC PHYSICS, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 1 (INTEGRATED)


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    The integrated curriculum version of PHYS 0104, the first part of a two-term sequence (0174-0175) introduces students to the basic principles of mechanics. An effort has been made to achieve a better integration of physics with the first term of calculus, engineering, and chemistry. The theory of waves and the kinetic theory of gases will be discussed.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: CREQ: MATH 0220
  
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    PHYS 0175 - BASC PHYS SCI & ENGR 2 (INTGD)


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    The integrated curriculum version of PHYS 0105, the second part of a two-term sequence (PHYS 0174 , PHYS 0175 ), introduces students to the basic principles of physics. An effort has been made to achieve a better integration of physics with the first term of calculus, engineering, and chemistry. Modern physics (special relativity, elementary quantum mechanics, and atomic structure) will be discussed.
    Academic Career: UGRD
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PHYS 0174 ; CREQ: MATH 0230 
  
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    PHYS 0175 - BASIC PHYSICS, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 2 (INTEGRATED)


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    The integrated curriculum version of PHYS 0105, the second part of a two-term sequence (0174-0175), introduces students to the basic principles of physics. An effort has been made to achieve a better integration of physics with the first term of calculus, engineering, and chemistry. Modern physics (special relativity, elementary quantum mechanics, and atomic structure) will be discussed.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PHYS 0174; CREQ: MATH 0230
  
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    PHYS 0212 - INTRODUCTION TO LABORATORY PHYSICS


    Minimum Credits: 2
    Maximum Credits: 2
    This is an introductory physics laboratory associated with the physics 0110-0111 sequence.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PHYS 0110 or PHYS 0174
  
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    PHYS 0219 - BASIC LABORATORY PHYSICS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING


    Minimum Credits: 2
    Maximum Credits: 2
    This is an introductory physics laboratory associated with the physics 0104-0105-0106 sequence.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PHYS 1901 - INDEPENDENT STUDY


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 9
    This course gives students the opportunity to design and carry out an individual project not covered by any course offerings.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Independent Study
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PHYS 1902 - DIRECTED READING


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 9
    This course is designed to give students the opportunity to design a plan of reading to be agreed upon by the student and a supervising faculty member.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Directed Studies
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis

Political Science

  
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    PS 0200 - AMERICAN POLITICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course is, quite generally, designed to provide students with a basic working knowledge of the basic goals of the constitutional framers, giving students an understanding of the purposes of the American political system; the essential structures (or institutions) within the American political system, the behavior (broadly defined) of the actors within the American political system, the purpose and performance of the linkage institutions in the United States (possibly including political parties, elections, and interest groups); and the types of policies that are often produced by a system with the characteristics of those found in the United States. Depending on the interests, area of expertise, and inclinations of the particular instructor, some of these may be emphasized more heavily than others.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 0211 - AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course examines the structure and function of the American criminal justice system. Subject matter involves an examination of criminal procedure as it has been established by the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, and judicial interpretations. Case law and the manner in which case law shapes the work activities of criminal justice professionals are emphasized. Critical issues in the administration of justice are also examined (alternatives to incarceration, victims’ rights, and others).
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 0300 - COMPARATIVE POLITICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course provides students with basic information about a range of political systems outside the United States and teaches them to use that information to examine major theories about politics. The course is also designed to help students understand the government and the politics of the United States in comparative perspective and to develop some understanding of comparative methodology and the logic of comparison as a social science method. Depending on the interests, area of expertise, and inclinations of the particular instructor, some regions and topics might be emphasized more heavily than others.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 0335 - SOCIOLOGY OF POLITICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course examines the relationship between political institutions and the institutions of the economy, family, education, religion, and stratification. With a major focus on American society and the conditions underlying stable democracy, these relationships are studied in historical and cross-societal comparative perspective as well as in terms of a society’s location in the system of international relations.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 0500 - INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course aims to increase students’ knowledge of the history of the modern state system and, in particular, political developments during the past few decades. It introduces students to basic concepts and analytic frameworks that political scientists employ to understand world politics, enhancing students’ knowledge of international institutions that play important roles in world politics and exploring current issues in world affairs relating to human welfare and security. Depending on the interests, area of expertise, and inclinations of the particular instructor, some of these may be emphasized more heavily than others.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 0600 - POLITICAL THEORY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course is designed to introduce students to the idea of normative political theory and to important authors and concepts in the western political theory tradition. Students will learn to understand both historical and contemporary debates surrounding important political concepts such as authority, justice, liberty, and democracy, and to appreciate the differences among normative, empirical, logical, and faith-based political claims. Students will learn to read critically and analytically, to make simple normative arguments, and to explain the specific role of normative arguments in political science and political life. Depending on the interests, area of expertise, and inclinations of the particular instructor, some of these may be emphasized more heavily than others.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1201 - CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL LIBERTIES


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The course will explore major topics in the area of civil liberties and civil rights which have concerned the Supreme Court in recent years and which have provoked extensive political and social controversy. Examples include decisions about discrimination, privacy, freedom of speech and assembly, and conflicts between freedom of the press and a fair trial.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1202 - AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The United States constitution plays an extraordinarily powerful role in American political life. The primary focus of this course is examination of the role of constitutional law in the American political process. We do this by analyzing constitutional interpretation by the United States Supreme Court and other federal courts in its major decisions. Students will learn how the court reached its decisions, who some significant justices have been, how the court considered contending arguments, and what the consequences of these decisions for our political system have been. Topics include the development of judicial review and close analysis of the way in which the court has addressed the two major structural features of the U.S. Constitution ’ separation of powers and federalism in an historic and contemporary setting. Specific issues in these areas are struggles over presidential and congressional power and national versus state power. We also address issues regarding civil liberties and civil rights. Students should find this course helpful in reaching a more sophisticated understanding of the major issues of constitutional law in American life, as well as providing a useful background to the cases and kinds of legal analysis they may pursue in further study in law school or other graduate study.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1210 - RELIGION AND POLITICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Religion and politics both wrestle with issues of justice, power, authority and liberty, and both offer to serve as sources of meaning in our lives. Inevitably then, religion and politics are intimately entwined. In the US, the most religious and religiously diverse nation in the world, founded by a religious people seeking religious liberty, religion plays prominently in politics and political culture and politics strongly influences religious belief and practice. This course will explore the intermingling of religion and politics.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0200 or PS 0300 or PS 0600
  
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    PS 1211 - LEGISLATIVE PROCESS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course provides an analysis of the legislative process in modern democracies with primary attention devoted to the legislative process in the United States. The history and meaning of representation is analyzed as is the behavior of participants in the legislative process. The impact of social-economic forces on decision-making in the United States is studied as are the roles of interest groups, political parties, the executive branch, and the judiciary.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0200 or PS 0300
  
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    PS 1212 - AMERICAN PRESIDENCY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course provides an analysis of presidential leadership in the united states. The first part of the course deals with factors helping to explain presidential leadership; how presidents are nominated and elected, the constitutional framework within which the presidency operates, presidential relations with the bureaucracy, and presidential personality. This framework is then used for an intensive analysis of presidential leadership in foreign and domestic policy.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0200 or PS 0300
  
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    PS 1213 - LAW AND POLITICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Examines the relationship between law and values, law and power, and law and discretion. Legal reasoning is examined as applied to statutory, case, and constitutional law.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1231 - POLITICAL PARTIES AND ELECTIONS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course examines the organization and character of American political parties, the impact of environmental factors on party processes and behavior, patterns of party competition, and the role of parties in shaping public policy and in providing a linkage between public and government. Attention is also given to the political behavior of the American public. Recent changes in the organization of party institutions are examined.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0200 or PS 0300
  
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    PS 1232 - POLITICAL ATTITDE & PUBLIC OPIN


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course explores the formation and measurement of mass public opinion. Topics include: how individuals gather information; the formation of political ideology, political attitudes, and political preferences; the stability of public opinions across different issues; the relationship between mass public opinion and government policy (both what it is, and what it should be); and methods for measuring public opinion, including public opinion surveys.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1233 - POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    There are numerous ways that we can explain political behavior (including both overt behavior such as voting and latent behaviors such as attitudes and preferences). In this course, we consider a number of such explanations (all from the discipline of psychology), including those rooted in personality, biology, emotions, culture, and environmental influence.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1234 - ELECTORAL BEHAVIORS AND DEMOCRATIC PROCESS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course examines the factors that affect national electoral outcomes in the U.S.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0200 or PS 0300
  
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    PS 1241 - PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND POLITICAL SYSTEM


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course analyses the nature of the public bureaucracy in the United States and its role in governance. Special emphasis is placed on questions of accountability and responsibility.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1251 - URBAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course is an introduction to the key structures, procedures and problems of cities and urban areas. Topics covered include: city-suburban conflicts, relations between cities and the federal government, forms of local government and their advantages and disadvantages, property taxes, housing, urban renewal, crime, courts, and education. The principal objective of the course is to help the student develop a well-informed and differentiated view of urban places and problems.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1252 - STATE GOVERNMENT


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course will survey political processes and public policy outcomes in the fifty American states. Policy areas to be covered include the environment, era, taxation, crime and law enforcement, and welfare.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0200 or PS 0300
  
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    PS 1261 - AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course will focus on a variety of public policy issues. The issues include social welfare programs, management of the economy, governmental regulation of business activities, environmental programs, urban problems, civil rights, civil liberties, crime control efforts, and foreign policy.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0200 or PS 0300
  
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    PS 1311 - WESTERN EUROPEAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course covers the politics and government of Western European countries at the national and local levels. It also considers some aspects of the relationships between the European Union and its member states.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0300
  
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    PS 1314 - GERMAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course examines political institutions and developments in Germany following the second World War, first tracing them through the eras of postwar occupation, Cold War partition and consolidation of the two German states, through the East German revolution of 1989 that set the state for unification. The course will pay special attention to the domestic and international public policy challenges facing post-unification Germany.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0300 or PS 0500 or GEOG 0101 or HIST 0101 or HIST 0180 or HIST 1367
  
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    PS 1317 - POLITICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course is designed to introduce students to the European community. It will provide a historical overview of the immediate post-war period and introduce students to the community’s four major governing institutions. It also considers the single European act and its significance and explores the role of the “big four” countries within the community.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1318 - EUROPEAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course will encompass the comparative study of the political systems of Western Europe including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, and Scandinavia. The primary themes will include political development and institutions, security, European integration, political culture, political economy, and democratization.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0300 or PS 0500
  
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    PS 1321 - LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course compares and contrasts the governments and political processes throughout Latin America. It offers a detailed look at several countries, and also provides a comparative framework to discuss the rise, fall, and quality of democracy.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0300 or PS 0500 or HIST 0101 or HIST 0180 or HIST 0500 or HIST 0501 or HIST 1367 or GEOG 0101
  
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    PS 1346 - POLITICAL EAST EUROPE


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The lives and times of the people and states of “the lands between” of eastern Europe are examined in terms of three forces that have shaped their contemporary cultures, their chronic and multi-dimensional “between-ness” on the political and cultural map of Europe, and the influence of a succession of modern ideologies (from nationalism and liberalism to fascism and communism) on their institutions and behavior.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1361 - COMPARATIVE POLITICAL PARTY SYSTEMS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course compares the political party systems, electoral processes, and other institutions of governance in four or more countries, which vary by instructor and term.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1369 - GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF IRELAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course comparatively examines political developments and institutions in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Special attention will be focused on issues of the periods of troubles from the 1960s to 1990s, politics of and since the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, and current issues of policy, governance, and politics in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: Letter Grade
    Course Requirements: LVL: Sophomore
  
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    PS 1501 - THEORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course explores central concepts and theories employed by political scientists to explain how world politics functions. You will be introduced to theoretical orientations such as realism, institutionalism, and constructivism, and we will discuss how constructs such as power, interests, identity, legitimacy, and order provide insight into political behavior. Much of the material examined in the course is abstract and you will need to think carefully about how the various concepts and arguments can be integrated. By the end of the course, you should have developed a relatively sophisticated conceptual framework with which to analyze events in world politics.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1503 - INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The course will focus on nongovernmental as well as intergovernmental organization, and will be concerned with the economic as well as the political aspects of such organization. Throughout the course, international organization will be approached as an arena for both conflict and cooperation.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0300 or PS 0500
  
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    PS 1504 - NATIONALISM


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Theories of nationalism, ethnicity, and race are examined and are contrasted with theories of modernization and socialism. Particular emphasis is placed on ethnonationalism in developed Western countries, such as Britain, France, Spain, Belgium, and Canada, and on ethnic politics in the U.S. Comparisons are drawn with nationalism in other types of political systems, particularly the USSR, Yugoslavia, and selected Middle East and African countries.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1511 - AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Provides a historical survey of American foreign policy from the end of World War II until the present, an analysis of the decision making process led by the president of the United States, and a discussion of the impact of both the international political system and American domestic politics on this process.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0200 or PS 0300 or PS 0500 or GEOG 0101 or HIST 0600 or HIST 0601
  
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    PS 1513 - FOREIGN POLICIES—CHANGING WORLD


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The aim of this course is to introduce students to the analysis of foreign policy as a form of political behavior and to the specific factors influencing the foreign policies of several of the world’s most powerful states. The lectures and readings follow several intertwining themes, covering: 1) the conceptual and analytical tools utilized to investigate and compare the foreign policies of states; 2) the nature of certain phenomena which present countries with complex and dangerous international problems, e.g. security, interdependence; 3) the particular sources, processes and outcomes involved in the foreign policies of several states including the United States, Russia and others. The approach is analytical and though some of the readings and lectures are historical, the emphasis is on the contemporary context. It is also comparative, offering students a look at how these states’ domestic culture, processes and institutions affect their foreign policies. (International relations field)
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1514 - POLITICAL STRATEGY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course is designed to examine how governments attempt to achieve important foreign policy objectives. The focus will be on describing and evaluating such general strategies as containment, roll back and detente in the Soviet-American conflict.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1531 - NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    National security is becoming a crucial issue with an impact both in the international system and in the domestic environment. This course will discuss the different approaches to national security and the policies through which they have been implemented, such as military buildup, political and military alliances, military and economic consequences, and nuclear policies.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0300 or PS 0500
  
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    PS 1541 - POLITICS GLOBAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course examines the connections between power and wealth, states and markets, and economics and politics in order to gain a better understanding of the political underpinnings of the global economy as well as the influences that international economics has on national and international politics. It is an introduction to what political scientists call international political economy (or simply IPE).
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0300 or PS 0500
  
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    PS 1601 - ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL POLITICAL THOUGHT


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course surveys the work of major thinkers in the Western political tradition from ancient Greece through the middle ages, such as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, and others.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0600
  
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    PS 1602 - EARLY MODERN AND ENLIGHTENMENT POLITICAL THOUGHT


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course surveys the work of major thinkers in the Western political tradition from the early modern period through the enlightenment, such as Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and burke.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0600
  
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    PS 1603 - MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course addresses the progress of democratic theory and relevant “challengers” in the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. Starting with post-revolutionary expressions of democracy, the class turns to the various challenges democracy faces in that time period: Marxism, communism, anarchism, fascism, and totalitarianism. It then looks at where democratic theory was left following these challenges in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and what that meant for the idea of democracy itself. Students in the class will gain exposure to Paine, Detoqueville, Marx, Lenin, Arendt, Goldman, Dahl, and Schumpeter. Grading will be primarily focused on short reaction papers, in-class writing and recall exercises, and a final argumentative research paper.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0600
  
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    PS 1607 - AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course provides a survey of American political thinking from the founding to the present.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0200 or PS 0600
  
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    PS 1610 - POLITICAL THEORY OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDING


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course will examine the political theory of the American founding period through reading and discussion of the political thought of some of the leading figures. The main emphasis will be on the thought of Jefferson, Adams, Madison, and Hamilton, along with selections from others such as Franklin, Paine, and the anti-federalists. Major political and constitutional documents from the period, and their background, will also be examined. The materials will largely be from 1760-1800, including pre-revolutionary developments, the revolution, the confederation, transition and how they do so. The second part of the course will then examine why some countries are more successful in their transition, based on an examination of civil society and the types of political institutions (such as political parties, the executive system, and the judiciary) that countries develop. What influences these choices and how do these choices affect success and stability of the new democracy? Has international aid been successful in helping countries develop democratic practices?
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1629 - TOPICS IN POLITICAL THEORY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course focuses intensely on a specific topic or problem in political theory; topics vary by instructor and term.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1836 - POLITICS THROUGH FILM


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course uses cinema from a variety of countries to explore, in comparative perspective, central concepts and themes of politics, such as power, authority, conflict, leadership, ideology, propaganda, revolution, justice, and participation.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 0200 or PS 0300 or PS 0500 or PS 0600
  
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    PS 1900 - INTERNSHIP


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 12
    Credit for internships per se is normally limited to the Washington center for learning alternatives or other special centers with which the University of Pittsburgh has formal arrangements.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Internship
    Grade Component: Satisfactory/No Credit
  
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    PS 1901 - INDEPENDENT STUDY


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 6
    Independent study is normally associated with internships or special programs like the Washington center on learning alternatives.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Independent Study
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1902 - DIRECTED READING


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Readings on special topics for which courses are not currently offered.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Directed Studies
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1903 - DIRECTED RESEARCH


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 6
    Research on special topics for which courses are not currently offered.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Directed Studies
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PS 1904 - INTERNSHIP


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 12
    Practical experience in political science in a professional setting. Work is directed by the employer and evaluated jointly with the faculty supervisor.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Internship
    Grade Component: Satisfactory/No Credit
  
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    PS 1906 - UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Open to senior Political Science majors, the teaching assistantship consists of providing instructional support to a faculty member as well as taking on some instructional responsibilities under faculty supervision.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Practicum
    Grade Component: Letter Grade
  
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    PS 1955 - POLITICAL SCIENCE CAPSTONE


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Capstone course for senior political science majors.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Seminar
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: LVL: Senior
  
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    PS 1969 - SPECIAL TOPICS - STUDY ABROAD


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    The study of special topics related to a study abroad experience.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Directed Studies
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis

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    PSY 0004 - PSYCHOLOGY CAREER PLANNING SEMINAR


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    The psychology career planning seminar will acquaint you with some of the many opportunities for employment and graduate school after obtaining your bachelor’s degree. This seminar will also familiarize you with the procedures necessary to pursue those opportunities with particular emphasis on identifying and applying to graduate programs.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: Satisfactory/No Credit
    Course Requirements: PLAN: PSY Major
  
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    PSY 0010 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Summary of our present knowledge in fundamental areas of learning, sensation and perception, biological basis of behavior, developmental patterns, motivation, emotion, personality and adjustment, and measurement of behavior. Information and concepts are applied to problems in understanding human behavior. Additional out-of-class experiments or an equivalent research paper are a part of the course.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PSY 0022 - INTRODUCTION TO EXISTENTIALISM


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This introductory level course explores the central existentialist question of how to be a genuine individual or self through readings of several major authors, such as Pascal, Kierkegaard, Dostoievski, Nietzsche, and Sartre.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PSY 0032 - RESEARCH METHODS 1


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    Laboratory course dealing with research methods in the study of behavior, with particular attention toward understanding individual social behavior. Offers a combination of field and lab research.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: STAT 0200 or STAT 1000 or STAT 1100
  
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    PSY 0105 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    An overview of social psychology. The scientific study of how one person’s behavior and/or characteristics can influence the thoughts, feelings and behaviors of others. Topics covered include social perception, attitude formation and change; prejudice and discrimination; altruism and aggression; cooperation, competition, and bargaining; group decision making, leadership; and environmental effects on behavior.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0010
  
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    PSY 0160 - PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Survey of major approaches to the study of personality, focusing on their relative abilities to provide coherent explanations for individual behavior. Issues involved in the assessment of personality will also be discussed and several assessment procedures evaluated. Recent research in personality psychology is reviewed and analyzed.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0010
  
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    PSY 0175 - PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Examines the scientific study of thoughts, behaviors, emotions, and experiences that relate to the sacred. Includes a comparison of the terms religion and spirituality, and explores research methods used in the field. Surveys research and theory concerning the following topics: religious development across the lifespan, religious motivations, spiritual and mystical experiences, conversion, cults, religious fundamentalism, images of and relationships with god, the neuroscience of religion, religious coping, and religion/spirituality in applied settings (i.e., psychotherapy, assessment, consultation).
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0010
  
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    PSY 0184 - PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course is intended to be an introduction to the theories and current research on the psychological nature of women and the psychology of gender roles. The male perspective on gender roles will also be included. The effects of cultural factors that determine both female and male roles in our society will be examined as well as how these roles affect different interpersonal relationships between women and men. The potential for change at both the societal and individual level will be discussed.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PSY 0186 - CROSS CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The systematic, scientific study of human behavior takes into account the diverse ecological and cultural settings in which we live. The course covers traditional topics in human psychology-perception, cognition, personality development, intergroup relations and impact of social change. Research data are emphasized. Approach is interdisciplinary, integrating material from anthropology as well as psychology.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PSY 0310 - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The course focuses on development of the child from birth to adolescence, the current theory and research concerning social, emotional, intellectual, perceptual and language development. The organization of the course is topical. Coverage is confined to normal development; what develops, how and why in the average child. Little attention to abnormal development.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0010 AND ENROLLMENT NOT PERMITTED IF CURRENTLY ENROLLED, OR PREVIOUSLY ENROLLED IN PSY 0311.
  
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    PSY 0311 - LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course follows human development from fetal stages until the end of life. The course includes theory, research and practical applications. Lecture topics include genetic/environmental influences; prenatal and birth factors; physical, cognitive, social, personality, and cultural variables which influence normal and abnormal development in infancy, childhood, adolescence, early-, middle-, and late adulthood.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0010 AND ENROLLMENT NOT PERMITTED IF CURRENTLY OR PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED PSY 0310.
  
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    PSY 0330 - EXPERIMENTAL CHILD


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    Introduces students to the scientific basis of theories and issues in child and developmental psychology. Students will learn about and apply basic methods of research in child development, including conducting a study and writing it up according to American psychological association (APA) style. Primarily organized around the child’s cognitive development, but other topics will be discussed as well.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0010
  
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    PSY 0335 - CHILDREN, MEDIA, AND TECHNOLOGY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Children are exposed to a large variety of media. Using the scientific studies, we will examine how media affect children’s intellectual, social, and personal development, reviewing several theories about how children and media interact
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0310
  
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    PSY 0380 - PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course is designed to examine the basic psychological changes occurring through adulthood into old age. Particular emphasis will be given to the biological, social, and cultural influences. Discussions with some outside speakers, movies and demonstrations augment the course.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PSY 0402 - EXPERIMENTAL LEARNING


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    Laboratory course offering an overview of principles of learning and behavior. Topics include Pavlovian and operant procedures, vicarious learning, generalization, and discrimination. Individual behavior modification project and lab report required.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0010
  
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    PSY 0405 - LEARNING AND MOTIVATION


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    This course elucidates fundamental principles of learning and motivation as derived predominantly from animal research. Focus is given to the empirical and conceptual processes underlying the facilitation and suppression of behavior, e.g. primary and conditioned reinforcement, non-reinforcement, punishment and avoidance as well as the generalization and discrimination of these processes.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PSY 0410 - HUMAN COGNITION


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course introduces students to theory and research regarding human cognition. Topics covered include how humans: sense, perceive, and attend to objects in the environment, remember certain stimuli, events, and skills, form concepts, learn, and solve problems.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0010
  
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    PSY 0505 - INTRODUCTION TO BIOPSYCHOLOGY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This is a survey course in which the biological bases of certain classes of behavior are explored. The behaviors studied are limb movement, sleep and wakefulness, feeding, sexual behavior and learning and memory. Each of these behaviors is considered from the point of view of which brain structures and which neurotransmitters are involved in the production of that behavior. Emphasis is also placed on experimental techniques used to obtain relevant data and on the type of inferences which can be made from these experiments.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0010 or any introductory BIOSC course
  
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    PSY 0510 - SENSATION AND PERCEPTION


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course examines the nature of the mechanisms that transform sensory input into our perceptual experience of the world. Topics include structure and function of sensory system, perception of color, object, motion, etc. Both information-processing and ecological approaches to the study of perception are considered.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    PSY 0680 - INTRODUCTION INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    A survey course of contemporary practice in the field of industrial psychology. Principal topics include employee selection, testing, performance appraisal, training and development, leadership, work motivation, organizational psychology, conditions at work, engineering psychology, employee safety and health, consumer and marketing psychology.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0010
 

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