Description: This course aids students in developing a conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and the ana-lytical skills for modern biology and an appreciation for science as a process. Major concepts or prin-ciples covered include molecular and cellular biology, and genetics.
Description: This course will cover the major principles of biology from an evolutionary viewpoint. The first semester will cover the major concepts in molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, and genetics.
Description: The fundamental facts and concepts of the normal structure and function of the human body are presented. Specific topics include integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Laboratory work includes microscopic examination of cells and tissues, dissection of preserved organ specimens and the cat and rat, and investigations of various human physiological processes.
Description: The fundamental facts and concepts of the normal structure and function of the human body are presented. Specific topics include circulatory, respiratory, urinary, digestive, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Laboratory work includes microscopic examination of cells and tissues, dissection of preserved organ specimens and the cat and rat, and investigations of various human physiological processes. For BI 106?prerequisite: An earned grade of C- or greater in BI 105.
Description: The general characteristics of microbes and their relationship to humans are explored, with emphasis on those that are pathogenic to humans and those that are of public health significance. This includes the biological characteristics of microbes, antimicrobial methods, and concepts of immunity, diagnosis, and treatment and prevention of infection. The laboratory experience familiarizes the student with microbiological methodology and aseptic technique.
Description: This course explores the basic principles of life for students who, as informed individuals, will need to develop their awareness of the biological aspects of personal and societal choices. Emphasis will be placed upon women in relation to the themes of evolution, organization, ecology, and the societal impact of biotechnology.
Description: This course provides the student of biological sciences with an introduction to microbiology, and some of its applications. The major topics are: structure, function, taxonomy, and growth of prokaryotes and eukaryotes; microbial metabolism; prokaryotic genetics; viruses; the role of microbes in disease, and host defenses; and microbial ecology. The laboratory will study the practice and principles of microbial analysis, characterization and identification. Prerequisite BI103.
Description: The structure and function of eukaryotic cells, including membrane structure and function, protein trafficking, cell signaling, cell cycle control, cytoskeleton and motility, neurophysiology, and tissue biology. Laboratory exercises include cytochemistry, protein and receptor analysis, and organelle isolation and characterization. Prerequisite: BI 108 or BI 209.
Description: This course examines selected pathophysiologic concepts,including mechanisms of disease causation; immune processes; cellular growth and proliferation; injury and metabolic stress; and dysfunctions of the circulatory, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, nervous, and endocrine systems. Also considers risk factors and physiological adaptation to various disease conditions. Emphasizes medical nutrition therapy in acute and chronic disease. Prerequisites: C- or above in BI105,BI106,CH101, CH102,NU105
Description: 18/SP sec 02 ACCELERATED BS NURSING STUDENTS ONLY. This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of pathophysiology. Students will examine the phenomena that cause and produce alterations in human physiologic function and the resulting human response. Upon completion of the course, students will understand pathophysiological changes, including how pathological processes are manifested, progress in the body, and primary and secondary effects. The course is based on illness and disease within a systems framework across the lifespan.
Description: This seminar will offer an historical perspective on the origins of biology. Readings will include original primary literature, as well as historical accounts and analyses. Topics include mechanisms of evolution, molecular biology and infectious disease.
Description: This course focuses on the interactions that determine the distribution and abundance of species. Fundamental characteristics of living systems (plant and animal) are discussed in detail from cellular through ecosystem hierarchical levels, employing an integrative, evolutionary approach. Specific topics include speciation, population genetics/dynamics, metapopulation analysis, evolutionary & community ecology, species interactions, symbioses, habitat fragmentation, biodiversity and biogeography. Laboratory investigations will include: systematics and taxonomy of plants and animals, field sampling techniques and biodiversity assessment, population estimates and growth, mark and recapture exercises, predator-prey cycles. Prerequisites: BI 104 and BI 210; BI 307 (recommended).
Description: This course focuses on the biology of nervous systems at the biochemical, cellular, system, and whole organism levels. It will analyze structure and function of neurons, comparative and developmental anatomy of nervous systems, physiology of sensation and motor function, and neuroendocrine influences on behavior. The laboratory includes exercises in neuroanatomy, sensation and perception, electrochemical signaling and physiological responses to higher cortical events. Prerequisites: BI 210 or PS 203 or permission of instructor.
Description: Completion of this course in genetics will provide an overall understanding of genetic principles, including classical Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, and population genetics. Special topics include human genetic disorders. The principles of molecular genetics will also be incorporated into the laboratory section of this course. Procedures learned in the laboratory portion provide background experience for further studies in fields such as genetic engineering, cloning, and other biological topics. Prerequisite: BI 210.
Description: Analysis of animal function at the molecular, cellular, system, and organismal levels of organization. Emphasis is on control mechanisms that maintain homeostasis and on system interactions. Topics include cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, reproductive, and muscle physiology. The laboratory will include exercises that demonstrate physiological functions and control mechanisms. Prerequisites: BI 210 or permission of instructor.
Description: Analysis of animal function at the molecular, cellular, system, and organismal levels of organization. Emphasis is on control mechanisms that maintain homeostasis and on system interactions. Topics include cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, reproductive, and muscle physiology. Prerequisite: BI 210
Description: This course will provide the student with detailed knowledge of the biology and genetics of viruses. Students will undertake a classification survey of RNA and DNA viruses. The association of each virus with its host cell will be investigated. This investigation will be used to understand the nature of the viral infectious diseases, treatments for viral infections, vaccinations, and the use of the virus as a tool in gene therapy. Basic lab techniques for tissue culture, necessary for the propagation of viruses, will be demonstrated. Prerequisites: BI 209 and BI 307.
Description: This course will present immunological principles and applications. Topics that will be covered include the cellular and molecular events behind defense mechanisms of a host, including immunological disorders. Prerequisite: BI 210. 11/FA:Hybrid On-line Fridays
Description: This course explores the diversity of animal behavior from a variety of biological perspectives. With a foundation in the evolution of behavior, we will study the neurobiology, genetics, development, physiology, and ecology of animal behavior, with a focus on communication, feeding behavior, reproductive tactics, and social behavior. Prerequisite: BI 210 or PS 201.
Description: In this course, the student will master experimental design and techniques used in the fields of physiology, immunology, and developmental biology, and relate these to questions in these fields. The goal of the course is to give the student an in-depth experience in experimental design and techniques. Co/prerequisite: BI 307.
Description: This course will provide an understanding of the impact that microorganisms have on the environment. From a brief history of Microbial Evolution to the Interactions that Microbes have with members of the other Kingdoms in Biology, pertinent topics will be studied. The importance that microorganisms play in the Biogeochemical Cycling will be investigated. Present day interactions of the microbial population with the environment including biomass production, bioremediation of oil spills, waste management, and pest control will be examined. Students will study the role that microorganisms play in present day Biological Warfare threats to life and our environment. Prerequisites: Biology 209 or 108 and 210 or concurrent enrollment in BI210 or permission of instructor.
Description: 18/SP sec 02 ACCELERATED BS NURSING STUDENTS ONLY. This course will provide an in-depth study in the concepts of the science of pathology for graduate nursing students. It will cover the physiological causes and development of diseases, functional and secondary changes they cause, and their course, complications, and appropriate treatments. Specific examples of disease states throughout the life span will be evaluated. The course will treat all levels of pathology from molecular to cellular, tissue, organ, and organ systems, emphasizing the role of homeostasis and the ensuing disturbances, which lead to disease conditions.
Description: An introduction to the principles of general chemistry with laboratory for students in nursing and other allied health fields. Topics will include chemical bonding and structure, atomic theory, energy, equilibrium, reactions in aqueous solutions and radioactivity. radioactivity. Prerequisite: QR 101, or able to enroll in MA 101, MA 105, MA 210, or MA 211.
Description: An introduction to the principles of organic and biological chemistry with laboratory for students in nursing and other allied health fields. Topics will include organic nomenclature, organic functional groups and their properties, isomers, biologically important molecules and their roles in the human body.
Description: This course is an introduction to the principles of chemistry, atomic and molecular theory, bonding, structure, equilibrium, chemical reactions, with a laboratory. Prerequisite: MA 100 or QR 101 or able to enroll in MA 101, MA 105, MA 210, or MA 211.
Description: This course is an introduction to the principles of chemistry, atomic and molecular theory, bonding, structure, equilibrium, chemical reactions, with a laboratory. Co-requisite MA 101 Prerequisite for CH 104 is CH 103.
Description: An introduction to the principles of general chemisty/ laboratory.General chemistry topics will include chemical bonding and structure, atomic theory, equilibrium,acids and bases, solutions and radioactivity.Organic and biochemistry topics will include organic nomenclature, functional groups and their properties and reactions, biologically important molecules and their roles in the human body. Prerequisite: MA 100,QR 101 or able to enroll in MA 210.
Description: Exploration of the principles of science in relation to contem- porary social issues. Topics will include: The chemical envi- ronment, fossil and nuclear energy sources, nutrition and food supplies, drugs, air and water pollution.
Description: This course is designed to assess the working environment of different occupations, the toxicological effects of exposure to various substances and to determine the role of the EPA and OSHA in setting standards for toxic materials. It is offered for health-allied professions. (Not offered in 2002-2003)
Description: This course introduces students to the fundamentals of organic chemistry, the study of the mechanisms of basic functional group reactions and the relation of structure to chemical activity. A laboratory is an integral part of the course. Prerequisite: CH 104 with a minimum final grade of C-. Prerequisite: CH 305 for CH 306.
Description: This course introduces students to the fundamentals of organic chemistry, the study of the mechanisms of basic functional group reactions and the relation of structure to chemical activity. A laboratory is an integral part of the course. Prerequisite: CH 104. Prerequisite: CH 305 for CH 306.
Description: Fundamental principles of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics, fundamental principles of quantum mechanics and applications to structure and spectroscopy are introduced. Prerequisites: MA 101, CH 104. (Not offered in 2002-2003)
Description: Fundamental principles of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics, fundamental principles of quantum mechanics and applications to structure and spectroscopy are introduced. A laboratory is also required. Prerequisites: MA 101, CH 104. (Not offered in 2002-2003)
Description: The principles and tools of scientific visualization, simulation, and computation are integrated and their application to chemical and biochemical molecules and systems is developed. Emphasis is placed on providing the tools and freedom to explore topics within this framework through projects. Programming knowledge or prior exposure to these topics is not required. Prerequisite: CH 306.
Description: Topics related to the structures of molecules are discussed: magnetic resonance, ultraviolet and infrared absorption, atomic absorption and flame emission spectroscopes. An introduction to symmetry and group theory. Prerequisite: CH 306. (Not offered in 2002-2003)
Description: This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of chemical analysis, the study of solution chemistry, methods of analysis and interpretation of analytical data with a laboratory. Prerequisite: CH 104.
Description: The application of physical chemical principles to the study of inorganic systems with emphasis on the nature of chemical bonding and the study of transition metal chemistry is presented. Prerequisite: CH 104. (Not offered in 2002-2003)
Description: The concepts of modern biochemistry and molecular biology are presented in an integrated form. Topics include: the cell and its bimolecular components, enzymes, metabolic organization and control, molecular genetics, protein biosynthesis and molecular evolution. A laboratory is required in CH 316. Prerequisite: CH 306.
Description: The concepts of modern biochemistry and molecular biology are presented in an integrated form. Topics include: the cell and its bimolecular components, enzymes, metabolic organization and control, molecular genetics, protein biosynthesis and molecular evolution. A laboratory is required in CH 316. Prerequisite: CH 306.
Description: This course is designed to introduce the students to the nutrients humans need to live. The source of these nutrients, recommended dietary allowances and recommended daily intakes, their breakdown, transport and storage, and final use in the body will be explored. Diseases associated with these nutrients will be studied. (Not offered 2002-2003). Prerequisites CH 305/306 or CH 102.
Description: This course will introduce students to the fundamental components and principles of physical education, exercise science, nutrition and sport. This course is designed to enable students to understand Health and Fitness as a field of academic study. Students will also increase their knowledge and practical understanding of the professional applications related to this field.
Description: This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives. The student will be taught First Aid, CPR and AED techniques. Due to the nature of this course, the students will be participating in strenuous activities such as performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the floor. Active participation in all skill sessions and successful performance in skill and knowledge evaluations is required for course completion. Upon successful completion of all components, students may obtain Red Cross certification. (optional; requires related fee) 15/JN:1/7,8,9,12,17
Description: Students will gain knowledge regarding psychomotor, cognitive and social characteristics of athletes aged 4-17 and learn appropriate instructional strategies for enhancing the development and performance of young athletes. The focus will be on utilizing best practices in teaching/coaching youth sport to enhance learning, improve performance, and promote a life-long enjoyment of sport.
Description: This course provides an overview of the epidemiology, physiology, chronic disease implications, and current state of preventive and therapeutic interventions for obesity in adults and children, Public health policy approaches to healthy nutrition and physical activity promotion will also be addressed. (Prerequisites: HFS 150 or HFS 311)
Description: The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the theories and principles of psychology with respect to exercise and performance. Effects of psychological factors on the body and on performance will be examined, as well as the effects of exercise and competition on psychological development, health, mood, and general well-being. (Prerequisites: HFS 150 or HFS 311)
Description: The purpose of the course is to assist the student in reflecting on and applying the skills needed to be a successful coach. These skills will include determining coaching goals; developing communication and motivational techniques; improving teaching techniques in sport; developing knowledge of sport ethics, law and risk management; and increasing one?s knowledge of team management principles.
Description: This course will introduce students to the fundamental components and principles of health, fitness, and wellness. This course is designed to enable students to understand the different dimensions of Wellness: Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Interpersonal, Spiritual, and Environmental. Students will apply relevant knowledge to improve personal health and well-being, as well as increase their understanding of professional applications. (Prerequisites: HFS 150 or instructor?s/director?s permission)
Description: This course is designed to provide a detailed examination of the sociology of sport. The student will examine the relationships between sport, culture, and society. The goal is to identify and explore critical issues related to sport and their impact in an individual?s life, family, schools, communities, and societies.
Description: This course provides an overview of the foundations of Sports Management and various professions in physical education and sport. This course is designed to enable students to understand Sport Management as a field of academic study and professional application, and assist them in applying relevant knowledge within various contexts.
Description: Lifestyle nutrition will discuss the nutritional needs of a person at each stage of life, from conception in the womb to old age. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the physiology of each life stage, so as to conceptually link them with their corresponding nutritional needs. In addition to the nutrition of healthy children and adults, the requirements for special needs populations will also be discussed. Nutritional policies that have been established for the guidance of health care professionals and the general population will be studied, along with educational tools and opportunities resulting from these policies. Students will also investigate and critically evaluate current literature on a variety of controversial topics. (Prerequisites: HFS 150 or HFS 311, NU 205 or permission of instructor)
Description: This course will provide students with practical experience in food preparation, cooking, food science and recipe development for health and disease states based on scientific food and nutrition principles. This will include the chemistry of recipe development, principles of food evaluation, and metabolic utilization of food in disease states. Students will plan and prepare meals according to specific RDA guidelines, as well as modify and test recipes with instructor supervision. Prerequisite: HFS 323 or permission of the instructor
Description: This course is designed to provide an overview of a specific sport and its rules, basic skills and progression, game strategies, development of drills and lead-up games, practice planning for various levels of performance, and peer-teaching experience. Students will also gain knowledge and skills related to officiating. Students are required to take ONE sport specific course. Prerequisite: Coaching Sports and Coaching Youth Sport, or permission of the instructor
Description: The purpose of this course is to provide the student with introductory exposure to the various ideas, techniques and research related to sport event management and promotions. (Prerequisites: HFS 150 or 311; HFS 316)
Description: This course addresses the challenges for sports managers in law and provides strategies for success in their managerial performance. There is an increasing need for sport managers to be aware of the legal implications of their managerial performance. This course will assist students in the development of knowledge and introduce them to the legal issues facing those in the sports industry. The course will introduce students to the U.S. legal system, and focus on the areas of tort and contract liability, agency, and constitutional law. (Prerequisites: HFS 150 or 311; HFS 316)
Description: This course will introduce students to a wide range of contemporary topics and issues related to health and human sexuality. Therefore, sexual knowledge, attitudes and behaviors will be examined in detail through a variety of methods. Particular attention will be given to the enhancement of sexual well-being and the prevention of various sexual health concerns. Students will develop skills in dealing with sexual topics in their personal and professional lives, as future health and fitness professionals, educators, health-care professionals, and counselors.HYBRID 14/SP:In class Mon&Wed on line Fridays
Description: Sport facilities are changing at a rapid pace. Sport facility management represents one of the fastest growth areas in the sport industry. This class will cover numerous issues from construction-related concerns to marketing facilities, naming rights and concession concerns. Also covered will be topics related to facility management, with special attention to back-house operations such as water, heating, cooling, and related factors. This is a comprehensive course focusing on applied rather than just theoretical knowledge. (Prerequisites: HFS 150 or 311; HFS 316)
Description: Students will gain additional knowledge and apply principles related to athletic administration in various situations. They will explore the differences/similarities between various sport organizations in the high school, college and professional realm of sport regarding rules, eligibility, scholarships/salaries, and recruiting. They will research the governing bodies to understand their function in maintaining order and compliance, as well as their role in dealing with infractions. Students at this level will be able to research, apply, analyze and evaluate relevant material within specific situations.Prerequisites:HFS 316 and at least 2 other Sport Management Track courses.
Description: This course will introduce students to a wide variety of topics and career opportunities related to exercise science. Primary emphasis areas will include: Exercise Physiology, Sports Medicine, Sport Nutrition, Motor Behavior, Biomechanics and Sport Psychology. Students will explore research related to current issues in exercise science and gain a broader understanding of the field of study. (Prerequisites: HFS 150; HFS 311 recommended)
Description: This course provides an introduction to the theories and principles of motor learning, skill acquisition, and performance. It will provide the student with an opportunity to apply these principles in a variety of situation-based learning experiences. Students will increase their knowledge of motor behavior, and be able to plan appropriate learning activities based on characteristics of the performer, the task and the environment. (Prerequisites: HFS 150 or HFS 311, HFS 358 recommended)
Description: This course provides a basis for the understanding of human movement. The student will learn gross anatomy of the musculoskeletal system, descriptive terminology for various body positions and movements, as well as identification of the anatomical structures involved in the generation and absorption of forces by the body. Various types of muscle action, the forces involved, and how these relate to normal human movement patterns will be addressed. (Prerequisites: BI 105 & 106, HFS 150 or HFS 311)tt
Description: Scientific principles of both transient responses and permanent physiological adaptations to the stress of exercise are presented. The course emphasizes the inter-related nature of energy systems, cardiovascular function, and existing conditions of the individual. Common training principles for both cardiorespiratory function and muscle strengthening will be examined in the light of current evidence-based research. (Prerequisites: BI 105 & 106; CH 101; HFS 364 Recommended)
Description: Exercise for Special Populations will provide students with knowledge and practical application of exercise techniques for individuals with special needs. The course will address numerous chronic disease processes and exercise recommendations and precautions for individuals with these limitations. Also included will be exercise recommendations to meet the unique needs of children, older adults, and pregnant and post- partum women. Students will plan programs for special populations and practice them with classmates and in other supervised settings. Prerequisites: HFS 315; HFS 373 recommended, or permission of the instructor
Description: This course introduces the student to the concepts and principles of biomechanics as they relate to human movement and sport. The student will learn physical principles related to movement including force production and absorption, internal and external factors affecting forces, kinetic and kinematic principles, as well as specific formulas for related calculations. The student will apply these principles in the evaluation of simple motor skills. (Prerequisites: BI 105 & 106; HFS 364 or permission of instructor; Physics recommended)
Description: The internship provides a guided practical field experience in the health, fitness, sport and/or nutrition industry. This is a required course for Health and Fitness Studies majors and involves a minimum of 8 hours per week. Public and private organizations in the health and fitness and/ or nutrition industry may be selected with the approval of the supervising instructor. Scheduled meetings with the instructor are required. During HFS 412 and HFS 413, students will be involved in research related to their specific area of interest.Prerequisites: Senior standing within HFS program or permission of faculty internship advisor.
Description: This course follows the American Red Cross curriculum for developing lifesaving and personal safety skills. American Red Cross Certification will be received upon successful course completion. 16/SP: March 18-20, April 15-17 Friday evening 6-9 pm, Sat 9am-5 pm, Sun. 3-6 pm
Description: This course places strong emphasis on developing skill proficiency in the teaching of swimming and on reviewing lifesaving techniques. Successful course completion leads to American Red Cross Certification.
Description: The course is designed to prepare students to recognize and deal with safety and emergency first aid situations. The course presents students with an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate and temporary care. Upon successful completion, the student will be American Red Cross certified in First Aid - Responding to Emergencies and Adult CPR.
Description: A participatory class serving as an introduction for those new to dance and as a vehicle for those with previous experience to develop new perceptions about movement, increase skill level, and dance understanding. The course material, working with fundamental dance vocabulary and basic rhythms, is designed to promote coordination and flexibility and nurture creative expression. E. (18)
Description: This course offers the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors through developing skills in canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, orienteering and rock climbing. N.B. Due to the nature of the activities being explored, the course will meet on five (5) Saturdays for an extended period of time. There will be an initial meeting of one hour for planning. E.
Description: This course combines an understanding of womens struggles with violence and fear with a full range of self-defense options. Students will learn how to project a strong and alert appearance, assess potentially dangerous situations, diffuse uncomfortable situations and develop powerful fighting techniques. Care is taken to provide a safe and supportive environment in which sensitive issues can be discussed and the fears and concerns of students can be addressed so that they feel empowered.
Description: This course is an intermediate co-ed fitness course (not dance) focusing on muscular endurance, core strength, balance and flexibility. Barre Blast brings together the disciplines of Yoga, Pilates, and Sports Conditioning into a challenging workout. Students taking this course should have a moderate level of fitness.
Description: Students will participate in a wide variety of circuit-type fitness activities to improve cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance. The class will utilize a variety of equipment and exercises to create a fun, motivational, and vigorous atmosphere to assist students in achieving their fitness goals. Prerequisites: Ability to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity.
Description: With its basis in Kenpo Karate, this course develops strength, flexibility, discipline and confidence through a dojo workout. Students will learn basic strikes, combination techniques, forms (kata) and other self-defense techniques. The course encourages and welcomes all students into a comfortable and understanding environment, no matter their experience with the martial arts, self-defense, sports or other physical activities.
Description: This course will focus on current trends in health science and physical education in elementary and secondary schools. Emphasis will be placed on fundamental knowledge of health and fitness concepts, e.g. drug/substance abuse, disease prevention, nutrition, fitness development, and weight management. Open to students in Education Programs only. M/M, G. Fulfills PE 105 requirement.
Description: The theory and practice of coaching sports including formation of a coaching philosophy, refinement of personal skills and instruction in teaching skills, strategies and physical conditioning is covered in this course. The focus will be on coaching team sports. E.
Description: The Individual Physical Education option is available to those students with specific medical problems requiring an individualized approach. The program will be individually planned with a therapeutic goal or goals and will be supervised by a member of the Department. P.
Description: This course will explore the major theories, concepts and fields in psychology. Biological, social, and psychological influences on thinking, feeling, and acting will be examined as we discuss the application of psychology to real-life situations.
Description: Students will gain anincreased understanding of the field of psychologythrough an in-depth study of selected topics.PS 233 Introduction to Human Development. A consideration of Human Development from infancy through old age. Emphasis on cognitive, emotional, and social development, with attention to implications for nursing. Prerequisites: PS 203 or PS 233 or with instructor's permission
Description: Psychology viewed in its historical perspective. Thiscourse focuses on schools of thought, individualpsychologists, and the influence of time and place. Prerequisite: PS 304 or with instructor's permission.
Description: This course will focus on the how research is conducted in Psychology and the behavioral sciences. Emphasis this semester will be on critical evaluation of sources of information, conducting literature searches and design of research projects. This course will provide an overview of both qualitative and quantitative research designs and include a laboratory. Prerequisites: PS 204 or with instructor's permission.
Description: This course will build upon the information learned in PS303. Emphasis will be placed on conducting research experiments and analyzing and presenting research findings. This course will provide an overview of complex experimental, correlational and quasi-experimental designs and include a laboratory. Prerequisite: PS 303.
Description: As a subfield with roots in social psychology and cultural anthropology, cultural psychology studies the interaction between cultural systems and the mind, and specifically how each influences the other. Utilizing theory, research, and methods appropriate to the fields of both culture and psychology, we will examine cultural memory ? including intergenerationally communicated symbols, meanings, and behaviors ? as well as other sociocultural frameworks for diversity in self-identification, development, motivation, agency, perception, emotion, and relationships.
Description: This course examines the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of the child. Thechild?s development is not viewed in isolation butrather in the context of family and culture. Theory,research, and application are each important components of the course. Prerequisites: any two of the following three: PS 203, 204, ED 101, or with instructor's permission.
Description: In this course we will consider current theory, research and controversy regarding the nature, causes, outcomes and treatment of many of the major psychological disorders.Prerequisites: PS 203 and 204 and junior or senior status or with instructor's permission.
Description: This course provides a comprehensive view of the developmental tasks and challenges of adolescence and includes historical and cross-cultural perspectives.Students will be expected to gain an appreciationof the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social influences on the adolescent?s development. Prerequisites: any two of the following three: PS 203 and 204, ED 101, or with instructor's permission.
Description: Multiple dimensions of adult life are addressed in this course. In addition to examining theoretical perspectives and research findings on adult development, the course examines negative stereotypes of ageism in our society. Prerequisites: PS 203 and 204 or with instructor's permission
Description: The rich variety of human social behavior is discussed in this course. We will investigate how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. Important issues in social perception, social influence, and social relations will be covered. PS 203 and 204, ED 101, or with instructor's permission.
Description: An examination of childhood disorders from a biopsychosocial perspective. The course will emphasize theory, research, and case examples which illustrate both psychological disorders and a variety of treatment approaches. Prerequisites are any two of the following: PS 201 and PS 202 or P.
Description: An examination of childhood psychological disorders from a biopsychosocial perspective. The course covers theory, research and controversies related to the nature, etiology and treatment of disorders that begin in childhood or adolescence. The impact of these disorders on the child?s development and family functioning are considered. Prerequisites: any two of the following three: PS 203 and 204, ED101, or with instructor?s permission.
Description: Exploration of theory and research with consideration of biological and social, as well as psychological influences on women?s development. Students will become familiar with current research findings and will be encouraged to make connections to the world in which they live. Prerequisites: PS 203 and 204 or with instructor's permission
Description: This course covers the theories and research that describe mental processes such as perception, learning, attention, memory and language. Students will learn about how we organize information and how we use this information in our daily lives to make decisions and solve problems. Prerequisites: PS 203 and PS 204 or with instructor's permission.
Description: This course is includes both experiential learning in groups and the study of theoretical perspectives and research findings about groups. Students will engage in a variety of group activities as well as the more traditional classroom activities of lecture and discussion. PS 203 and 204 or with instructor's permission
Description: This course examines psychology from the perspective of strengths and virtues. It incorporates theory, research, and experiential learning. Topics covered include pleasure and positive experiences, happiness, character strengths, values, wellness, positive interpersonal relationships, and the institutions that facilitate these positive outcomes. Prerequisites: PS 203 and 204 or with instructor's permission.
Description: Human Neuropsychology will focus on the study of brain-behavior relationships and the theories which form the biological basis for the clinical application of this knowledge to human problems and brain dysfunction. Students will gain an understanding of the major ideas and theories in Neuropsychology, as well as an appreciation for the role of both experimental and clinical work in advancing the field. Topics covered will include principles of brain organization and function, assessment and diagnostic techniques, neuropsychological disorders occurring throughout the lifespan, as well as recovery, rehabilitation and currently available treatments. We will address ethics and the role of emerging technologies in shaping the direction of the field. Prerequisites: Any two of the following three: PS203, PS204, or PS233 or with instructor's Permission
Description: Neuropsychology will focus on the study of brain-behavior relationships and the theories which form the biological basis for the clinical application of this knowledge to human problems and brain dysfunction. Students will gain an understanding of the major ideas and theories in Neuropsychology, as well as an appreciation for the role of both experimental and clinical work in advancing the field. Topics covered will include principles of brain organization and function, assessment and diagnostic techniques, neuropsychological disorders occurring throughout the lifespan, as well as recovery, rehabilitation and currently available treatments. We will address ethics and the role of emerging technologies in shaping the direction of the field. Prerequisites: Any two of the following three: PS203, PS204, or PS233 or with instructor's Permission
Description: This course combines an internship experience (8-12 hours a week) with readings in psychological theory and research. Learning will occur at the internship site, in common and individualized readings, in group discussions, and as each participant evaluates theory and research in light of her own experiential learning. Students will also enhance their observational and analytical skills and develop their ability to work successfully with others in a professional setting. Prerequisites: PS 301 and senior status or with instructor's permission
Description: Students will combine an internship experience (8-12 hours a week on site) with weekly seminars. Learning will occur through integration of on-site experiences with individualized and group readings and discussions. Each student will evaluate theory and research as it applies to her or his own experiential learning while developing observational, analytical and professional skills. Prerequisites: PS 301 and senior status or with instructor's permission
Description: In this course, students will continue to synthesize theory and practice through a combined internship and seminar experience. Learning will occur through integration of on-site experiences (8-12 hours per week) with individualized and group readings and discussions. Each student will evaluate theory and research as it applies to her or his own experiential learning while developing observational, analytical and professional skills.
Description: This course presents a biopsychosocial approach to health and emphasizes changes in the relationship between health issues and psychology throughout the life span. Models and theories regarding the effects of behavior on health promotion, health maintenance, and health care are presented. Some of the topics covered are the relationship of attachment to health, the effects of gender on health, stress and stress management, acute and chronic illness, death and dying.