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Natural Sciences Courses
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NSCI-1100: Concepts in Chemistry and Biology* - 4 hours
A study of the fundamental principles of chemistry and biology. This course may not be counted toward any biology or chemistry major, minor, or designation. Fee required $30.
NSCI-1120: Concepts in Physics and Earth Science* - 4 hours
A study of fundamental concepts shared by physics, earth and space science. Not intended for majors or minors in physics or earth science. Prerequisite: MAT-1000. Fee required $25.
NSCI-1130: Problem Solving in Mathematics/Sciences - 3 hours
Integration of mathematics and science in problem solving using foundational content. Guided-inquiry and skill building with the use of various technologies.
NSCI-1970: Energy and Our Environment* - 3 hours
A study of the physical and chemical principles of energy. Issues of energy conservation and usage, together with their enviromental impacts, are considered from the perspectives of chemistry, earth science, physics, and biology. Fee required $25. IAI LP 900L.
NSCI-1980: Introduction to Sustainability* - 3 hours
An introductory interdisciplinary study of the natural sciences as they can be applied to the concepts of sustainability. Concepts and history of development and the origins of concerns about sustainability. Laboratory Fee: $25.
For more information, visit the Philosophy degree program pages
PHI-2010: Primer in Philosophy - 3 hours
An introduction to the central areas of philosophy including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, logic, philosophy of religion and political philosophy. IAI: H4 900.
PHI-2110: Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion - 3 hours
A study of philosophical questions arising from religious belief. IAI: H4 905.
PHI-2210: Introduction to Logic - 3 hours
Elementary deductive and inductive logic with emphasis upon the use of logic in evaluative arguments. IAI: H4 906.
PHI-2310: Social and Political Philosophy - 3 hours
Central problems of social and political thought, with emphasis on political and social ideals such as justice, equality, the law, the basis of authority, rights, and obligations. Prerequisite: PHI-2010 or PHI-2110. Cross-listedwith POS-2200.
PHI-3110:Reason and Religion - 3 hours
Analysis of central problems in the philosophy of religion including the problems of evil, traditional arguments for the existence of God, religious experience, religious language, and reformed epistemology. Prerequisite: PHI-2010 or PHI-2110.
PHI-3410: Aesthetics - 3 hours
Traditional and modern approaches to the problem of aesthetics, literary criticism, music, and art theory. Cross-listed with ENG-3410.
PHI-3510: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy - 3 hours
Selections from Plato, Aristotle, Duns, Scotus, Ockham and Aquinas. Prerequisite: PHI-2010 or PHI-2110.
PHI-3520: Modern Philosophy - 3 hours
Selected philosophers from Descartes to the present, including Locke, Hume, Kant, Marx, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche. Prerequisite: PHI-2010 or PHI-2110.
PHI-3610: Ethical Theory - 3 hours
Critical analysis of the central moral systems in western philosophy including utilitarianism, the Kantian ethical tradition, the divine command theory, and virtue ethics. Prerequisite: PHI-2010 or PHI-2110.
PHI-4040: Classical and Medieval Political Theory - 3 hours
Cross-listed with POS-4210.
PHI-4050: Modern Political Theory - 3 hours
Cross-listed with POS-4220.
PHI-4900: Senior Seminar in Philosophy - 4 hours
Substantial research on a topic of the student's choice, culminating in the preparation and presentation of a research paper. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
PHI-4910:Topics in Contemporary Philosophy - 1-4 hours
Advanced seminar on topics of current interest in philosophy. Prerequisite: 6 hours in philosophy.
PHI-4950: Independent Study in Philosophy - 1-6 hours
NOTE: All entering students who need to take a mathematics course to graduate are required to take the Mathematics and Computer Science Department’s placement exam before they will be permitted to enroll in a mathematics or physics course. This typically will be incoming freshmen without AP credit and transfer students who have not yet completed the mathematics requirements for their program. The exam is offered during Jump Start and Orientation Week.
PHY-1110: Physics of Things We Use* - 4 hours
A broad qualitative study of basic physics: mechanics, properties of matter, heat, waves and sound, electricity and magnetism, light, modern physics. Designed for liberal arts and biology, earth sciences and chemistry secondary education majors. Prerequisite: MAT-1000. Fee required $25.
PHY-2211 Elementary Physics I* – 4 hours
A quantitative study of mechanics, thermodynamics, and vibrations and waves. Prerequisite: High school algebra, trigonometry and physics and MAT-1000. Fee required $25.
PHY-2212 Elementary Physics II* – 4 hours
A quantitative study of electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and modern physics. Prerequisite: Completion of PHY-2211 with a ‘C’ or better. Fee required $25.
PHY-3210: Astronomy* - 4 hours
Study of astronomy including properties of the solar system, stars and galaxies, and theories of stellar and galactic evolution. Field trips. Prerequisite: Completion of PHY-1110 or NSCI-1120 or 1 year of high school physics with a ‘C’ or better. Fee required $25. Cross-listed with EAS-3210.
Political Science Courses
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POS-1100: American Government and Politics - 3 hours
Various components of American constitutional government and political life: its origins, the institutions of the Congress, the executive-presidential branch, and the courts with an emphasis placed on America's Constitutional Christian tradition. The Illinois Constitution. IAI: S5 900.
POS-2110: State and Local Government - 3 hours
An examination into how government closest to the people operates. Attention will be given to sub-national matters such as public education, poverty, crime, economic development, and public service.
POS-2310: Social and Political Philosophy - 3 hours
Cross-listed with PHI-2310.
POS-2300: International Relations - 3 hours
A course to introduce and evaluate differing U.S. foreign policy responses in the international arena with opportunities existing for students to participate in role-playing foreign policy decision-making. Major International Relations Theories of Realism, Liberalism and Constructivism are learned and applied to contemporary foreign policy decisions. Cross-listed with HIS-4020. IAI: S5 904N.
POS-2350: Introduction to Comparative Politics – 3 hours
Comparative analysis of values, structures, and processes of selected foreign political systems, noting similarities to and differences from those of the United States. Although the countries covered will vary somewhat based on current events, political systems in Britain, Japan, Russia, China, India and Iran will be addressed as well as other African and Asian countries.
POS-2400: Criminal Justice – 3 hours
The processes, institutions, and administration of criminal justice in the United States, focusing on the police, courts and corrections.
POS-2410: American Legal Process – 3 hours
The structure and functions of American civil and criminal court systems at both the national and state levels. Roles of court personnel will be examined as well as basic rules of pre-trial, trial and post-trial procedure.
POS-3110: Public Policy – 3 hours
An overview of the field of public administration, organization, personnel administration, leadership, administrative law and public policy making.
POS-3120: Political Parties & Elections – 3 hours
Introduction to history and structure of the American party system. American political parties and ideologies will be compared. The U.S. electoral system: primary elections, nominations, conventions and the general election.
POS-3310: American Foreign Policy – 3 hours
Examination of the substance of American foreign policy, with attention to issues such as presidential management of foreign affairs, international crises, or U.S. policy toward selected regions of the world.
POS-3415: Substantive Criminal Law – 3 hours
This course examines the legal elements of individual crimes and examines the fundamental elements of a criminal act, intent, conspiracy, defenses and liability.
POS-3425: Procedural Criminal Law – 3 hours
By reviewing court decisions, the course considers the changing interpretations of the Constitution by the courts regarding fundamental issues of police procedure including arrests, searches, seizures of property, confessions, right to counsel and related matters.
POS-4115: The American Presidency - 3 hours
An examination of the office of the United States presidency and the various roles of the person who occupies it. Attention will be given to current issues regarding the president.
POS-4160: U.S. Congress – 3 hours
This course examines the characteristics, role, and processes of the U.S. Congress
POS-4210: Classical and Medieval Political Theory - 3 hours
An analysis of the major political theories of the classical and medieval periods. Includes works by Plato, Aristotle, the Roman Legalists, Augustine, Aquinas, and Machiavelli.
POS-4220: Modern Political Theory - 3 hours
A comparative look into twentieth century philosophies of liberalism, conservativism, nationalism, capitalism, socialism, communism, fascism, nazism, and the latter century theories of radical feminism, and 'political correctness.'
POS-4310: Statistical Methods for Behavioral Sciences - 3 hours
Cross-listed with PSY-4310.
POS-4410: Law & Society – 3 hours
Cross-listed with SOC-4510.
POS-4420: Constitutional Law: Powers of Government - 3 hours
By reviewing court decisions, the course considers constitutional issues related to federalism, separation of powers, and both the express and implied powers of the three branches of the national government and how that government interacts with the states.
POS-4430: Constitutional Law of Civil Liberties - 3 hours
By reviewing court decisions, the course considers the changing interpretations of the Constitution by the courts regarding the fundamental rights such as freedom of speech and the press. Particular focus on the religious establishment clause and the free exercise clause of the First Amendment.
POS-4440: Constitutional Law of Civil Rights - 3 hours
By reviewing court decisions, the course considers the changing interpretations of the Constitution by the courts regarding fundamental issues of federalism and political power. Attention is focused on civil rights laws and issues.
POS-4950: Independent Study - 1-6 hours
POS-4990: Internship in Political Science - 3-6 hours
A supervised practice within an agency or organization, providing students with an applied Political experience. Prerequisite: minimum of 15 credits in courses with POS prefix.
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PSY-1010: Career Management - 1 hour
Career and life planning assistance. Information about the career management process, how it relates to decisions regarding education and work, and brief introduction to strategies for obtaining part-time, summer, internship or full-time employment.
PSY-1015: Employment Strategies for Arts & Sciences Students - 1 hour
Students will establish goals specific to their transition to full-time work. Strategies to achieve goals include writing, research, communication, new technologies, institutional/association services, salary negotiations, evaluating offers and first year success.
PSY-2000: General Psychology - 3 hours
Principles of human behavior using a scientific approach to exploring individual differences, personality development, adjustment, emotions, sensory functions and perceptions. Development throughout the lifespan, psychopathology, and treatment. IAI: S6 900.
PSY-2400: Educational Psychology - 3 hours
Cognitive, social, moral development of students as they interact in the learning process. Theories of teaching and learning are examined in terms of pedagogical practice in schools. Clinical experience required for education students. Cross-listed with EDU-2400.
PSY-4100: Developmental Psychology: Lifespan - 3 hours
Cognitive, emotional, physical, social and spiritual growth across the lifespan. Implications of developmental patterns for the helping and health professions covered. IAI: S6 902.
PSY-4101: Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Early Childhood - 3 hours
Course covers cognitive, emotional, physical, social and spiritual growth during infancy and early childhood. Developmental theories and educational implications of developmental patterns discussed.
PSY-4105: Developmental Psychology: Middle Childhood - 3 hours
Course covers cognitive, emotional, physical, social and spiritual growth during childhood. Developmental theories and educational implications of developmental patterns discussed.
PSY-4110: Developmental Psychology: Adolescence - 3 hours
The pubescent and adolescent period of growth and development. Theories and problems of adolescence. IAI: S6 904.
PSY-4115: Developmental Psychology: Adulthood - 3 hours
Examination of ongoing development throughout adulthood; physiological and psychological changes; influence of medical, interpersonal, and societal changes on the developing adult; examination of death and dying. IAI: S6 905.
PSY-4125: Child and Adolescent Psychology - 3 hours
Physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual development from kindergarten through secondary school. Developmental patterns and educational/family implications identified. Appropriate for students preparing for K-12 certification.
PSY-4150: Social Psychology - 3 hours
Cross-listed with SOC-4150. IAI: S8 900.
PSY-4201: Counseling Skills - 3 hours
Basic skills of counseling, establishing a therapeutic relationship, listening and responding to the client, decision making. Importance of values and meaning in counseling. Ethical issues in therapy. Use of role playing, audio and video tapes.
PSY-4205: Introduction to Counseling - 3 hours
Current counseling theories and issues; condition for effective counseling in varied settings; multicultural concerns.
PSY-4210: Group Theory and Leadership - 3 hours
Group structure and dynamics. Development of basic group skills applicable to a variety of group settings.
PSY-4310: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences - 3 hours
Introduction to statistical techniques and theory in the behavioral sciences. Emphasis on intuitive approach to theory and practical applications to problems of investigation. Cross-listed with SOC-4310, ECO-4310, and POS-4310. Prerequisite: PSY-2000 General Psychology.
PSY-4320: Research Methods - 3 hours
Designs, materials, and procedures used by the psychologist as a social scientist. Emphasis on data collection and analysis and student research project. Prerequisite: PSY-4310.
PSY-4430: Affective Education in Middle School - 3 hours
Focus on understanding critical social/emotional issues of early adolescents. Strategies for integration of developmental and preventative guidance concepts into existing curricula and advisor-advisee programs. Emphasis on assisting students in understanding and accepting themselves. Prerequisite: PSY-2400 and PSY-4110 or PSY-4105.
PSY-4501: Physiological Psychology - 3 hours
Relationship between physiological functions and human behavior. Emphasis on the nervous system and endocrine system as they relate to sensory processes, motor behavior, regulating systems and behavior disorders.
PSY-4502: Neuropsychology - 3 hours
Relationship between physiological functions and human behavior. Emphasis on the nervous system and endocrine system as they relate to sensory processes, motor behavior, regulating systems and behavior disorders.
PSY-4505: Human Sexuality - 3 hours
This course covers biological, psychological and theological aspects of human sexuality, including anatomy, behavior, dysfunctions and treatment.
PSY-4510: Sports Psychology - 3 hours
Application of psychological principles to sport behavior. Relationship of body and mind, theoretical models of understanding sport behavior, and techniques of helping athletes cope with motivation and stress.
PSY-4601: Special Topics - 3 hours
In-depth and timely study of topics or issues in psychology. Topics will be changed according to interests of instructors and needs of students. Contact instructor for current focus.
PSY-4605: Abnormal Psychology - 3 hours
Explores mental disorders of adults and children based on the present DSM including theories and research as to causes, symptomatology, and treatment. Identifies the role of personnel including applications to education, health care, and community focus in dealing with mental conflict and fostering mental health.
PSY-4610: Theories of Personality - 3 hours
Description, theoretical interpretation and measurement of both normal and abnormal personality. Development and maintenance of personality. Compare and contrast different theories and techniques of models.
PSY-4615: Cross-Cultural Psychology - 3 hours
Examination of cultural and social forces which impact behavior and cognition. Global and cross-cultural perspective will focus on topics related to personality, social developmental and health psychology. Cross-cultural research and methodology will consider both the uniqueness and interdependence of individuals, while recognizing both biological and social forces in development.
PSY-4620: Psychology of Gender - 3 hours
Discusses the role of gender in the development of the individual, including biological, psychological and cultural components.
PSY-4625: Behavior Assessment and Management - 3 hours
Principles, techniques, and practical issues involved in behavioral assessment. Processes underlying behavioral change programs. Students implement a behavior management plan.
PSY-4630: Interface Between Psychology/Christianity - 3 hours
The current and historical relationships between psychology and the Christian faith; the philosophical underpinnings of science and scientific psychology; the diverse roles of Christians as helping professionals. Prerequisite: 9 semester hours in psychology.
PSY-4635: Industrial/Organizational Psychology - 3 hours
Principles of psychology relevant to understanding and solving problems in business and industry. Emphasis on scientific methods to study problems, theories of leadership, motivation, and human resource management.
PSY-4640: History and Systems of Psychology - 3 hours
Historical and philosophical roots of the field of Psychology. Examination of past and present schools of the discipline.
PSY-4645: Psychology of Adjustment and Growth - 3 hours
Basic views in psychology concerning individuals from a wellness perspective.
PSY-4650 Sensation and Perception - 3 hours
Course covers how sensory organs process information from the environment and how the brain interprets that sensory information. Effects on cognitive, emotion, and behavior examined.
PSY-4655: Health Psychology - 3 hours
History of the field of health psychology. Examination of major perspectives within the field (Clinical, Public Health, Community, and Critical) . Factors underlying health habits and lifestyles with emphasis on methods to enhance health behavior and prevention of illness. Attention given to roles of individual, social, cultural, and economic factors in health.
PSY-4660: Community Psychology - 3 hours
Course provides a basic overview of the field of Community Psychology. Covers concepts and theories that define the field while incorporating real-life examples of community action and research.
PSY-4665: Psychology and Law - 3 hours
Course will cover how psychology and the legal system interact. Issues of expert testimony, jury selection, custody evaluations, and personal and social biases will be discussed, as well as other forensic psychology topics. The use of psychological research in the legal system will be emphasized.
PSY-4900: Senior Seminar in Psychology - 3 hours
Course serves as a culminating experience for senior Psychology majors/minors. Major issues and themes in psychology revisited and synthesized. Career planning covered. The role of psychology in individual's lives and today's society discussed.
PSY-4950: Independent Study in Psychology - 1-6 hours
PSY-4990: Internship in Psychology - 6-12 hours
Supervised experiences which utilize psychology in a meaningful manner. On campus supervision required. Open to psychology majors or minors with senior college standing who have been approved by the department. See internship manual for requirements.
SCE-4618: Teaching Science-Middle/Secondary Schools - 3 hours
Curriculum, methods, and materials in science at the middle and secondary school levels. Philosophy, structure, and operation of comprehensive American secondary and middle schools. Cross-listed with EDU-4618.
SCE-4802: Teaching Science to the Young Children - 1 hour
Development of basic skills for the teaching of science in early childhood education. Emphasis on the selection of appropriate topics, materials, techniques and resources used in the teaching-learning process. Prerequisite: junior/senior standing.
SCE-4950: Independent Study in Science Education - 1-6 hours
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SOC-2000: Writing from a Sociological Perspective - 3 hours
An introduction to college level writing through exploration and critical analysis of significant social issues, using a basic sociological perspective and reference materials. Prerequisite: ENG-1100. IAI: C1901.
SOC-2010: Introduction to Sociology - 3 hours
An introduction to the basic concepts, theories, methods, and findings of sociology necessary for analysis of social groups, organizations and institutions. IAI: S7 900.
SOC-4100: Sociological Theory - 3 hours
A study of the scientific analysis of social phenomena. An exploration of the varieties of sociological theories.
SOC-4110: Sociology of Sport and Leisure - 3 hours
Sociological study of the universal role of leisure, play, and sport. Relationship of sport to other social institutions, cultural values and social behavior.
SOC-4120: Sociology of Religion - 3 hours
Social processes related to religion, including individual, organizational and institutional expressions of religious phenomena. Empirical analysis of the correlates and consequences of religion and spirituality for persons and collectivities. Cross-listed with THY-4420.
SOC-4130: Sociology of Work and Occupations - 3 hours
Examines the influence of work on personal and social identity, conflicts in work, the place of work in the larger society. Not open to students with credit in CSOC-4130.
SOC-4140: Sociology of Health Care - 3 hours
Sociological analysis of health and illness. Meanings of illness and wellness. Health care structures and processes. Health care systems and ethics.
SOC-4150: Social Psychology - 3 hours
Interpersonal relations, attitude formation and change of group membership, group dynamics, research methods of social psychologist, applications in business, communication, education, social services, counseling practice and law. Cross-listed with PSY-4150. IAI: S8 900.
SOC-4160: Social Gerontology - 3 hours
Impact of aging upon individuals and societies and the subsequent reactions to the aging process and the aged. Field trips may be required.
SOC-4200: Organizational Analysis - 3 hours
Analysis of formal organizations and their structures and processes.
SOC-4210: Demographic Analysis - 3 hours
Theories and methods of describing populations, analyzing and projecting population trends. Emphasis on the U.S. census. Applications for education, church, and business planning.
SOC-4310: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences - 3 hours
Cross-listed with PSY-4310.
SOC-4320: Juvenile Delinquency - 3 hours
Defining delinquency; nature and frequency; theoretical explanations; juvenile law, courts, and corrections; preventing delinquency. Field trips.
SOC-4330: Death and Dying - 3 hours
Attitudes, customs and beliefs regarding death; ethical and theological issues; ministry to the dying and grieving.
SOC-4420: Marriage and the Family - 3 hours
Cross-cultural, historical, and institutional analysis of marriage and family. Diversity in family patterns and functions. Sociological theories and current research involving topics such as love, mate selection, marital adjustment, child rearing, and divorce. IAI: S7 902.
SOC-4425: Sociology of Gender/Sexualities - 3 hours
A theoretical and empirical analysis of femininity, masculinity, and various sexualities from a sociological perspective. Examines the impact gender and sexuality have at the individual and institutional levels.
SOC-4430: Social Deviance - 3 hours
Sociological study of the process and factors producing deviant behavior and the societal reaction against deviance. Emphasis on theoretical perspectives and empirical research addressing the definition of and reaction to deviant behavior.
SOC-4510: Law and Society - 3 hours
Law as a social construction. Sociological perspectives on law. The relationship between law and other social institutions. Law and morality. Law and equality. Cross-listed as POS-4410.
SOC-4520: Criminology - 3 hours
Processes involved in making laws, breaking laws, and reacting to the breaking of laws; explanations of crime; criminal codes, law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and crime prevention. Field trips.
SOC-4530: Sociology of Corrections - 3 hours
History, organization, functions, and effectiveness of various correctional programs. Field trips.
SOC-4610: Social Inequality: Minority Group Relations - 3 hours
Issues in the formation and adjustment of minority groups. Emphasis on prejudice, discrimination, race, and the immigration experience of persons and communities from European and third-world cultures.
SOC-4620: Social Inequality: Class, Status, and Power - 3 hours
A theoretical and empirical analysis of the unequal distribution of wealth, power and prestige.
SOC-4630: Urban Sociology - 3 hours
An examination of cities and suburbs from a sociological perspective, with special emphasis upon urban ecology, lifestyles, and problems, third-world urbanization patterns; urban planning. Field trips may be required.
SOC-4700: Social Research Methods - 4 hours
An introduction to research methods for studying social phenomena. Includes introduction to computer-aided statistical analysis of data and qualitative data assessment techniques.
SOC-4802: Teaching Social Science to the Young Child - 1 hour
Methods and materials for teaching social science to pre-primary and primary aged children. Off-campus work required. Prerequisite: PSY-4101 and admission to the College of Education.
SOC-4905: Directed Research - 2 hours
Design, implementation and completion of student research project. Faculty mentoring required. Participation in seminar meetings required. Prerequisite: SOC-4700. Cross-listed: SOW-4905.
SOC-4950: Independent Study in Sociology - 1-6 hours SOC-4990: Internship in Sociology - 3-6 hours
Supervised practice within an agency or organization, providing student with an applied sociological experience. Prerequisite: Minimum of 15 credits in courses with an SOC prefix.
Social Work Courses
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SOW-4000: Introduction to Social Work - 3 hours
An orientation to the field of social welfare and the profession of social work, with emphasis on the service role of the social worker. Overview of the historical and philosophical perspectives of the profession, relevant social issues and current trends in service. Field trips.
SOW-4100: Ethical Issues in the Helping Professions - 3 hours
An analysis of ethical, legal, and professional concerns in the human service field, with emphasis on developing an ethical decision-making framework.
SOW-4110: Social Work Values and Ethics - 3 hours
Develop knowledge and understanding of ethical and legal values. Acquire skill in using principles and frameworks for analysis of issues and decision-making. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Social Work Program.
SOW-4200: Social Welfare Policies and Services - 3 hours
Identification, examination, and evaluation of social problems, welfare policies, and service delivery systems from several perspectives. Field trips may be required. Prerequisite: SOW-4000.
SOW-4210: Cultural Sensitivity in Social Work Practice - 3 hours
This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and work with populations experiencing oppression and discrimination. This course examines perspectives and information related to multiple dimensions, including race, disability, age, gender, religion and sexual orientation and provides entry-level skill development in applying cultural sensitivity to work with clients. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Social Work Program.
SOW-4310: Loss and Mourning - 3 hours
Examination of the various kinds of losses experienced over the course of the life cycle, considering the physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions; grief reaction and the mourning process. Discussion of skills and strategies for counseling and support.
SOW-4320: Human Behavior in the Social Environment I - 3 hours
A basic framework for identifying individual human development throughout the life cycle. Principles and terminology of empirically-based theories related to the life cycle, from conception to old age. Emphasis is placed on intervention strategies that attempt to resolve problems at each developmental stage. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Social Work Program and SOW-4000.
SOW-4325: Human Behavior in the Social Environment II - 3 hours
Continuation of SOW 4320 and further identifies human behavior within the context of social systems. Principles of development and terminology related to systems theory is emphasized as a means to identifying how individuals function within larger systems, such as families, groups, organizations and communities. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Social Work Program and SOW-4320.
SOW-4350: Social Work with Abusive and Addictive Systems - 3 hours
This course will look at the dynamic processes and treatment practices with physical/emotional abuse and drug addiction in individual and family systems.
SOW-4410: Child, Family and Community - 3 hours
Cross-listed with SOC-4410.
SOW-4420: Social Work Practice I: Micro-Methods of Intervention - 3 hours
Introduction to social work practice; application of social work theories to intervention with individuals, families, groups and the community. Prerequisite: SOW-4000.
SOW-4430: Social Work Practice II: Mezzo-Methods of Intervention - 3 hours
Skill-building in social work practice; examination of selected client populations and service deliver issues. Prerequisite: SOC-4420.
SOW-4440: Social Work Practice III: Macro-Methods of Intervention - 3 hours
Introduction to the systems/ecological theory and interventions used in providing direct services to diverse populations, communities and organizations. The emphasis of this course is on synthesizing knowledge and skills from ethics, cultural diversity, family and group dynamics and social policy. Prerequisites: Formal admission into the Social Work Program, SOW-4200 and SOW-4430.
SOW-4510: Social Work with Children and Adolescents - 3 hours
Problems and development of children and adolescents are explored in this course. In-depth study of the child/ adolescent in relation to family, peer group, school and work environment.
SOW-4515: Social Work with Adults and Families - 3 hours
This course is designed to prepare students in assessing and working with adults and families and provides entry-level knowledge, values and skills for social work practice with family systems and adults. This course builds upon the generalist social work problem-solving model and systems theory.
SOW-4700: Social Work Research Methods - 3 hours
Fundamentals of conceptualizing, developing, implementing and evaluating research process. Ethical standards of scientific inquiry, research designs, sampling methods and quantitative and qualitative methods for knowledge building will be introduced. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Social Work Program; Pre- or Corequisite: SOW-4440.
SOW-4911: Special Topics in Social Work Practice - 3 hours
In-depth and timely examination of contemporary issues and topics in social work. Emphasis on developing understanding of theory and intervention. Topics will vary according to interests of instructors and needs of students. This course may be taken twice, with different topics, for a maximum of 6 semester credit hours.
SOW-4990: Social Work Field Experience - 9 hours
Assigned in-field experience involving professional social work practice activities and responsibilities for a minimum of 420 clock hours. Prerequisite: SOW-4440.
SOW-4991: Social Work Field Seminar - 3 hours
This course integrates theory, principles and values with actual practice and is taken concurrently with the SOW-4990 Social Work Field Experience, relating prior classroom learning as it is applied and using different methods in a variety of fields of practice. Emphasis is placed on students’ evaluating their own professional performance. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the Social Work Program; Corequisite: SOW-4990 Social Work Field Experience.
Social and Behavioral Science Courses
SBS-1970: Diversity in American Society - 3 hours
An introduction to diverse groups, populations, and cultures in American society from the Social and Behavioral Sciences perspective. Special emphasis upon race, gender, and class. Field trips may be required. Course fee when applicable. IAI: S7 903D.
SBS-2010: Service Learning in Foreign Countries - 3 hours
SBS-4619: Teaching Social Science: Middle and Secondary Level - 3 hours
Practical preparation for teaching the social sciences at the middle and secondary schools. Field experience required. Cross-listed with EDU-4619. Prerequistite: Admission to professional instructional courses.
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Students who are native Spanish speakers or who have previously studied Spanish are required to take a placement exam to determine their appropriate beginning level of study before they register for Spanish courses.
SPA-1111: Elementary Spanish I - 4 hours
Introduction to grammar, oral expression, short reading selections, and fundamental writing. Lab work. Not open to students with two units of credit in high school or 6 hours credit in college Spanish.
SPA-1112: Elementary Spanish II – 4 hours
Continuation of SPA-1111. Introduction to grammar, oral expression, short reading selections and fundamental writing. Lab work. Prerequisite: SPA-1111 or its equivalent, or two years of high school Spanish.
SPA-2113: Intermediate Spanish I - 4 hours
Functional review and further study of grammar, intensive oral practice and comprehension through selected readings. Emphasis on oral expression and further stress on grammar and syntax. Practice in basic composition. Prerequisite: SPA 1112 or its equivalent, or 4 years of high school Spanish.
SPA-2114: Intermediate Spanish II - 3 hours
Continuation of SPA-2101. Emphasis on oral expression and further stress on grammar and syntax. Practice in basic composition. Prerequisite: SPA-2101 or 4 years high school Spanish. IAI: H1 900.
SPA-3010: Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition - 3 hours
Development of writing skills with emphasis on aspects of syntax, idioms and idiomatic expressions. Emphasis on oral expression with a review of grammar with explanation of and practice with more difficult structural points. Prerequisite: SPA 2114 or its equivalent.
SPA-3020: Introduction to Spanish Literature - 3 hours
Review of genre and literary terminology. Reading for analysis, while continuing to work on productive events in society, literature and the arts. Course conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA-3010 or equivalent. IAI: H3 916.
SPA-4100: Latin American Cultures and Civilizations - 3 hours
History of Latin America from the pre-Columbian culture to the present day, examining landmark political events in society, literature and the arts. Course conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA-3010 or equivalent.
SPA-4110: Studies in Latin American Literature - 3 hours
Representative Latin American authors, with special attention given to historical and social events. Course conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA-3020 or equivalent.
SPA-4115: Latin American Short Stories - 3 hours
Representative works of the major Latin American short story writers. Course conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA-3020 or equivalent.
SPA-4210: Hispanic Cultures in the United States - 3 hours
History of Hispanic immigration. Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and other Latin American cultures in the United States, through literature, history, and media sources. Course conducted in Spanish. Field trips. Prerequisite: SPA-3010 or equivalent.
SPA-4300: Studies in Spanish Literature - 3 hours
Study of representative literary works, with an emphasis on the manner in which they reflect the historical, social, and cultural events and reality of Spain. Course conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA-3020 or equivalent.
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THR-1100: Introduction to Theatre - 3 hours
Understanding and appreciation of theatre as an art form. Attendance at plays required. Fee required $45, includes ticket cost. IAI: FI 907
THR-2120: Arts Administration - 1 hour
An introduction to and exploration of the field of arts administration: media arts, theatre and visual arts. Cross listed with ART, COM and MUS course. Field trips.
THR-2140: Theatre Production I - 0-.25 hours
Involvement in major theatre productions as an actor in a minor role, tech crew member, or other minor position. Offered Pass/D/F only. Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair. May be repeated up to 6 times; practicum and THR internship combined credits not to exceed 15 credit hours maximum.
THR-2141: Theatre Production II - 0-1.5 hours
Involvement in major theatre productions as an actor in a major role, tech crew head, designer, stage manager or other major position in a theatrical production. Offered as Pass/D/F only. Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair. May be repeated up to six times; practicum and THR internship combined credits not to exceed 15 credit hours maximum.
THR-2200: Beginning Acting – 3 hours
An introductory course intended to introduce the student to performance on the stage.
THR-3200: Classical Acting – 3 hours
Focuses on stylized acting appropriate for Renaissance and Restoration drama. Emphasis on verse drama external stimuli, including mastery of early modern language and fluency with the delivery and analysis of meter. Prerequisite THR-2200.
THR-3500: Oral Interpretation of Literature - 3 hours
Interpretive approach to imaginative literature. Developing skills in orally communicating the meaning and appreciation of various forms of literature to others. Cross-listed with ENG-4511.
THR-3700: Drama in Christian Worship - 3 hours
Study of the relationship of drama in the Christian church and its place in the contemporary church setting.
THR-4201: History of Theatre: Greek through Renaissance – 3 hours
Study of Western theatre from ancient Greek and Roman societies through the Renaissance. Reading of significant play scripts in the context of their original productions. Attendance at plays as available. The student is responsible for the cost of the ticket.
THR-4202: History of Theatre: 18th Century to Contemporary – 3 hours
Study of Western Theatre from 18th century societies to contemporary theatre and Non-western theatre as it influenced Western Theatre. Reading of significant play scripts in the context of their original productions. Attendance at plays as available. The student is responsible for the cost of the ticket
THR-4210: Contemporary Theatre - 3 hours
Theatrical trends of the past two decades as seen through scripts and play productions. Attendance at area plays; student is responsible for ticket cost. Cross-listed with ENG-4620.
THR-4220: Modern Drama - 3 hours
Cross-listed with ENG-4540.
THR-4240: The American Musical - 3 hours
Study of the growth and influence of the musical as a form of theatre and music. Study of representative scripts and music. Possible fee for field trips; student is responsible for ticket cost.
THR-4302: Advanced Acting - 3 hours
Equps the actor with advanced techniques and familiarizes them with major acting theories. Pre-requisite: THR-2200 (Beginning Acting).
THR-4304: Directing - 3 hours
Introduces the student to directing for the stage. Pre-requisite: THR-2200 (Beginning Acting).
THR-4310: Directing a One-Act Play - 3 hours
Selection and production of a one-act play under supervision. Prerequisite: COM-4429 and consent of department chair.
THR-4370: Shakespeare - 3 hours
Cross-listed with ENG-4370.
THR-4400: Stagecraft - 3 hours
Intended to familiarize the student with the broad technical aspects of theatre, this class will focus on stage safety, set-construction techniques, scenic painting techniques, special effects, lighting, wiring and rigging.
THR-4402: Lighting Design – 3 hours
Advanced techniques in contemporary lighting design and implementation for the stage. Prerequisite: THR-4400.
THR-4500: Script Analysis – 3 hours
Contemporary techniques for analyzing plays for the purpose of production and scholarly pursuits.
THR-4700: Playwriting - 3 hours
The art of dramatic writing for the stage. Turning personal and creative narratives into performable scripts with production in mind. Learning the major parts of a well-constructed play including: effective exposition, plot as event, character development and theatrical writing.
THR-4710: Creative Dramatics - 3 hours
Potential uses of dramatic activity in the classroom, rehearsals, and workshops, including the use of puppets. Cross-listed with EDU-4710.
THR-4810: Administration and Management: Theatre - 3 Hours
Examination and integration of issues and policies specific to theatre administration. Prerequisite: THR-2120. Field Trips. Fee required $50.
THR-4910: Topics in Theatre - 3 hours
Selected current topics in communication and/or theatre as they relate to various settings. Topics vary each time the course is taught. A maximum of six semester hours may be applied to a theatre program.
THR-4980: Senior Project - 3 hours
Independent work under the mentoring of a faculty member to synthesize and apply learning within the major. Required of all theatre majors. Project must be approved by the department.
THR-4990: Internship in Theatre - 3-12 hours
Supervised involvement in a theatre work-related experience. Open to Theatre majors and minors and Theatre Arts Administration Majors (B.A.) who have a junior or senior standing and approval of the department. A maximum of 3 credit hours may be applied to a theatre major or minor. Theatre Production I, Theatre Production II and internship combined credits not to exceed 15 hours credit hours maximum.
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To correspond with the requirements of the theology programs, the courses are indicated as follows:
(B)- Biblical Studies
(S) - Systematic Theology
(H) - Historical Theology
(CS) - Christian in Society
(RE) - Religious Education
THY-1100: The Bible (B) - 3 hours
An introductory study of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. Major components include the principles of biblical interpretation, biblical history, biblical themes, and the unity of Scripture. For non-church-professional students. IAI: H5 901.
THY-1210: Introduction to Christianity (S) - 3 hours
An examination of Christianity defines and answers the religious and spiritual questions of the human condition. Attention will be paid to its origins, its basic teaching and practices, and how these are understood within differing traditions or denominations. For non-church profession students.
THY-1310: History of Christianity in America (H) - 3 hours
The origin and development of the Christian churches in America. The role of the First Amendment, the dynamics of denominationalism and revivalism, and the impact of African-American churches. The spread of immigrant traditions with emphasis on the history of Roman Catholics and Lutherans.
THY-2010 Introduction to the Old Testament - 3 hours
An introduction to the books of the Old Testament. Ancient Israelite history, prophecy, and poetry. Major themes, controversies, and archaeological discoveries.
THY-2100: Writing About Theology - 3 hours
An introduction to college level writing through critical analysis of theological literature. Prerequisite: ENG-1100 or equivalent.
THY-2210: Introduction to Lutheran Theology
Understanding of the major topics of the Christian faith as they are derived from the Scriptures and presented primarily in the Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
THY-2600: Introduction to Deaconess Ministry (CS) - 1 hour
Orientation to the office and roles of the Lutheran deaconess. Exposure to various types of deaconess work. Establishing a mentor relationship. Reflection on attitudes and skills for ministry. Required of students who intend to enter the Deaconess Program. Field trips. Fee: $10.
THY-3105: Introduction to the New Testament - 3 hours
The content of the New Testament writings in terms of the historical, literary, and cultural context. Attention to principles of interpretation, both ancient and modern.
THY-3120: Getting in The Acts (B) - 3 hours
The literary structure, narrative scope, and theological perspective of the New Testament Book of Acts. Comparison to its companion volume, The Gospel of Luke, and to later apocryphal Acts. Prerequisite: THY-3105.
THY-3130: Medieval Christendom, 500-1400 (H) - 3 hours
Cross-listed with HIS-3130.
THY-3210: Christian Life (S) - 3 hours
Perspectives on the Christian life created and enabled by Law and Gospel. Emphasis on the sinner/saint tension in relation to Church, worship, ministry and society. Prerequisite: THY-1210 or THY-2210.
THY-3300: History of Christian Biography (H) - 2 hours
Biographical survey of select persons in the history of Christianity emphasizing important contributors to the developing Christian theological tradition. Readings from primary sources.
THY-3320: Survey of Church History (H) - 3 hours
An introduction to the history of Christianity from the apostolic age to the present focusing on major theological trends and developments. Readings from primary sources.
THY-4000: History of Israel (B) (H) - 3 hours
The origin and development of the Old Testament nation of Israel. Historical methodologies, the Ancient Near Eastern context, recurrent themes. Cross-listed with HIS-4000. Prerequisite: THY-1100 or THY-2010 or consent of instructor.
THY-4020: Wisdom Writings (B) - 3 hours
An examination of the wisdom literature of the Old Testament: Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs. Biblical poetry, devotional literature, and the major questions of life. Prerequisite: THY-1100 or THY-2010 or consent of instructor.
THY-4031: The Pentateuch (B) - 3 hours
An examination of the major themes and events in the foundational books of the Old Testament, including creation, sin, divine mercy, the messianic promise, the patriarchs, the early history of the people of Israel, the covenant, and the levitical priesthood and sacrificial system. Prerequisite: THY-1100 or THY-2010 or consent of the instructor.
THY-4100: The Four Gospels (B) - 3 hours
The structure, purpose, and perspective of each of the New Testament gospels. The portrayal of Jesus by each evangelist. The literary relationship of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. The distinctive features of John. Prerequisite: THY-1100 or THY-3015.
THY-4110: Paul the Apostle (B) - 3 hours
Study of Paul's life, apostleship, theology, and theological method on the basis of one or a group of Paul's letters, particularly Galatians, Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, within the wider context of the history and the theology of the Early Church. Prerequisite: THY-1100 or THY-3105.
THY-4115: Studies in New Testament Writing (B) - 3 hours
The historical context, literary features, and theological perspectives of a variable group of New Testament writings outside the major Pauline letters, the four gospels, and Acts, e.g., Johannine writings. Prerequisite: THY-1100 or THY-3105. [The particular writings to be studied in a given semester will be identified after a colon in the course title in the Master Schedule.]
THY-4125: Mediterranean Perspectives – 3 hours
A two-week fieldtrip outside the United States. Investigation of historical, geographical, artistic, and theological aspects of the lands surrounding the Aegean Sea, namely Greece and Turkey. May serve independent studies in history, geography, art or music.
THY-4130: The Age of Reform, 1400 - 1650 (H) - 3 hours
An examination of the chronic problems of the Late Medieval Church, the failure of reform movements inside the Church, the Protestant Reformation, the breakup of Protestant unity, the Catholic Reformation, and the culminating age of religious wars in Europe. Cross-listed with HIS-4130.
THY-4210: Theological Movements in American Lutheranism (S)(H) - 3 hours
An investigation of the key theologians, theological movements, controversies, and inter-synodical organizations, especially of the 19th and 20th centuries that have contributed to the diverse theological character of contemporary Lutheranism in America. Prerequisites: THY-1210 or THY-2210.
THY-4230: Defense of the Christian Faith (S) - 3 hours
The nature, objectives, and importance of defending the truthfulness of the Christian Faith in the contemporary pluralistic world. Lutheran theological principles which inform the apologetic task and analysis of various apologetic approaches. Prerequisite: THY-1210 or THY-2210.
THY-4240: The Church and its Ministry (S) - 3 hours
Examination of the nature of the Church and its Ministry with particular attention to its offices and their duties in relationship to the vocation of the Church and Christian service in the world. Prerequisite: THY-1210 or THY-2210.
THY-4250: Studies in Christian Doctrine (S) - 3 hours
Selected articles of faith explored on the basis of Scripture, Lutheran and other theological sources with particular attention to issues and problems raised by the wider context of Christian writing and thought. Prerequisites: THY-1210 or THY-2210.
THY-4260: The Lutheran Confessions (S) (H) - 3 hours
A study of the historical context and the doctrinal content of the Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. The doctrinal emphases of the Augsburg Confession will be traced through the remaining confessional writings. Prerequisites: THY-1210 or THY 2210.
THY-4330: Martin Luther (S) (H) - 3 hours
Historical introduction to Luther as theologian, churchman, and polemicist for 16th century Evangelicalism. Enduring images of Luther inside and outside Protestantism. Luther's significance to contemporary theology. Readings from primary sources. Prerequisite: THY-3300 or THY-3320, or consent of instructor.
THY-4360: Women in the History of Christianity (H) - 3 hours
A study of the contribution of select female agents to the Christian tradition, typically including such diverse figures as Mary, the early Christian martyrs and ascetics, Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, Katherina von Bora, Teresa of Avila, Madame Guyon, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Readings from primary sources. Prerequisite: THY-3310 or THY-3320, or consent of instructor.
THY-4380: History of Biblical Interpretation, 200-1600 (H) - 3 hours
Introduction to the development of hermaneutical and exegetical traditions within Christianity from the early church to the Reformation. Extensive primary source readings in ancient, medieval, and Reformation biblical exegesis. Prerequisite: Either THY-2010 or THY-3105; and either THY-3310 or THY-3320; or consent of instructor.
THY-4390: Topics in the History of Christianity - 3 hours
Selected persons, themes, or problems in the history of Christianity. Prerequisite: THY-3310 or THY-3320, or consent of instructor. Course may be repeated for credit when topic varies.
THY-4400: Worship and Witness (CS) - 3 hours
The historical foundations, essence, and forms of worship in the Christian church. The interconnection of worship and witness, and the influences of sociological and cultural change.
THY-4410: World Religions (CS) - 3 hours
Introduction to the nature of religion with emphasis on primal religious expression. The origin, teachings, spread, and influence of major living religions.
THY-4420: Sociology of Religion - 3 hours
Cross-listed with SOC-4120.
THY-4430 Biblical Perspectives on Gender and Relationships (B) (CS) - 3 hours
Study of gender identity and relationships between male and female according to a biblical perspective. Biblical texts, case studies, current trends, and pastoral counseling approaches are examined. Pre-requisite; THY-3310 or THY-3320.
THY-4490: Senior Seminar: Theology - 3 hours
Study and discussion of selected works of literature and audio-visual materials from the perspective of the theological areas - biblical, historical, systematic, practical. Preparation and presentation of an essay written with the guidance of a department member. Required of all Theology majors with at least senior standing.
THY-4500: Spiritual Nurture: Young Child (RE,CS) - 3 hours
Development of concepts and skills for the nurture of spiritual growth in the young child, with attention to the central truths of the Christian faith, child development, curriculum resources, parental responsibilities, and the Office of the Lutheran Teacher. Prerequisite: THY-2010 or THY-3105, and THY-2210 and junior/senior standing, or permission of instructor.
THY-4505: Spiritual Nurture: Elem. School Child (RE,CS) - 3 hours
Principles, organization, materials, and practices of teaching the Christian faith in the elementary school, a review of the history of Lutheran education, and the Office of the Lutheran Teacher. Prerequisite: THY-2010 or THY-3105, THY-2210 and junior/senior standing or permission of instructor.
THY-4510: Spiritual Nurture of the Adolescent (RE,CS) - 3 hours
Principles, organization, materials, and practices of nurturing the faith of the adolescent, a review of the history of Lutheran education, and the Office of the Lutheran Teacher Prerequisite: THY-2010 or THY-3105, and THY-2210, or permission of instructor.
THY-4520: Religious Education of the Adult (RE,CS) - 3 hours
Principles, organization, materials, and practices of adult religious education. Prerequisite: THY-2010 or THY-3105, and THY-2210, or permission of instructor.
THY-4560: Confirmation Theology and Practice (RE)- 3 hours
Theological and historical foundations of the rite of confirmation in the Lutheran Church and a survey of contemporary practices.
THY-4600: Deaconess Foundations (H) (CS) - 3 hours
The office of the Lutheran Deaconess; history, roles, and ethics. The history and structure of the LC-MS particularly in relationship to the deaconess. Field trips. Fee: $50. Prerequisite: THY-2210, THY-3220. Recommended: THY-4240.
THY-4611: Ministry to Women (CS) - 3 hours
Focus on spiritual care giving, especially in dealing with issues faced by women. Practice in application of Law/Gospel, volunteer coordination and mercy ministries. Field trips. Fee required.
THY-4620: Deaconess Seminar (CS) - 2 hours
Evaluation and analysis of the internship experience. Preparation for the call into deaconess ministry. Exposure to ministry resources and opportunities. Prerequisite: two semesters of THY-4990 or 4991.
Beginning experience in the ministry of the Lutheran deaconess. Minimum of 40 hours of supervised practicum in a congregation or agency. Attendance required at scheduled seminars to review students’ reports and discuss ministry issues. Pass/fail. Deaconess students complete four semesters of field experience. Fee: $75 Additional transportation fees possible. Prerequisite: Application to the Deaconess Program and three theology courses.
THY-4630: Deaconess Field Experience (CS) - 0 hours
Beginning experience in the ministry of the Lutheran deaconess. Minimum of 40 hours of supervised practicum in a congregation or agency. Attendance required at scheduled seminars to review students' reports and discuss ministry issues. Pass/fail. Deaconess students complete four semesters of field experience. Fee: $75 Additional transportation fees possible. Prerequisite: Application to the Deaconess Program and three theology courses.
THY-4700: Personal Evangelism and Witnessing - 3 hours
Examination of theological foundations of evangelism and a survey of contemporary methodologies for addressing the Gospel in modern American culture.
THY-4750: Corporate Evangelism and Outreach - 3 hours
Examination of a theology of congregational evangelism including an assessment of current customs, traditions, and congregational practices which support evangelism efforts.
THY-4950: Independent Study in Theology - 4 hours
THY-4990: Internship: Deaconess (CS) - 12 hours
Relating classroom concepts to the practical ministry of the deaconess. Minimum of 5 months of full-time supervised practicum in a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod sponsored congregation or agency. Prerequisites: THY-4600, THY-4611; two semesters of THY-4630. Pass/Fail. Fee required for international internships. Contact Deaconess Office for current rates.
THY-4991: Internship: Deaconess (CS) - 0 hours
Relating classroom concepts to the practical ministry of the deaconess. Minimum of 5 months of full-time supervised practicum in a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod sponsored congregation or agency. Prerequisites: THY-4600, THY-4611; two semesters of THY-4630. Pass/fail. This course is not open to undergraduate students in their first 2 semesters of deaconess internship. Fee to be determined. Additional costs for international internships. Contact Deaconess Office for current rates.
Women's and Gender Studies
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WGS-2100 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies - 3 hours
Introductory course designed to engage students in critical thought about the discipline. Focus on basic concepts, histories and goals of Women’s and Gender Studies.
WGS-4100 Principles in Women’s and Gender Studies – 3 hours
Advanced analysis of Women’s and Gender Studies thought and scholarship. Critical examination of theories, case studies and social movements. Pre-requisite: WGS-2100
WGS-4910 Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies - 3 hours
Examination of selected topics within WGS. Topics will vary.