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GE Writing Intensive and Capstone Subtitutions

Writing Intensive Substitutions

The following courses are approved Writing Intensive substitutions.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisite: ACCT 327 with a grade of C or higher.
A study of the purpose, standards, evidence, professional responsibilities, and legal and ethical concerns attendant to the expression of an opinion as to the fairness of financial statement presentation. 3 hours discussion. (000098)
Prerequisites: ACCT 320, ACCT 325, ACCT 326, BADM 300 all with a grade of C or higher.
This course is designed to raise students' ability to recognize and respond to ethical issues facing the accounting profession and accounting professionals. Course learning objectives include improving students' moral reasoning and ethical decision making, understanding accountants' professional responsibilities, overviewing areas of accounting practice abuse, and developing students' communication and critical thinking skills. AICPA, IMA, and U.S. Treasury Department codes of conduct for financial accountants, auditors, management accountants, and tax accountants are emphasized along with professional responsibilities that are tested on professional certification exams. 3 hours lecture. (021180)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; BIOL 152 or faculty permission.
Some taxonomic background is recommended. Interrelationships among living organisms, field observations of such phenomena. Application of quantitative and qualitative methods to the interpretation of ecological phenomena. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (001206)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; BIOL 151, BIOL 152, BIOL 153, or faculty permission.
Introduction to the biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms, as well as viruses. Topics include cell structure, metabolism, genetics; ecological interactions; pathogenic mechanisms; and the roles of microorganisms in sanitation, food production, and biotechnology. The lab focuses on methods for growing and studying diverse microbes. 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (020279)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; BIOL 371, BIOL 466, CHEM 270.
Immunization against tetanus and diphtheria required. Biological characteristics of medically important bacteria. Mechanisms of pathogenecity and host-resistance. Laboratory procedures for isolation and identification. 3 hours discussion, 6 hours laboratory. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (001182)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130I.
An introduction to the styles and formats used in writing for radio, television, multimedia, and the Web. Writing includes commercials /public service announcements, news, and informational programming. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (001638)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement.
Study of various approaches to the critical examination of communication. Application of principles to selected examples. This course is required for all majors in the Department of Communication Design. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (001668)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, CHEM 320, CHEM 370; either CHEM 331, CHEM 361, or CHEM 451.
This course helps students improve their skills in written communication and oral communication of chemical and biochemical information. The course centers on one particular topic within chemistry and biochemistry (chosen by the instructor) and students are asked to prepare short papers, long papers, and oral presentations focused on that topic. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (021609)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; GE Pathway Foundation Quantitative Reasoning (MATH 110, MATH 111 for Liberal Studies majors); CHLD 251, CHLD 252.
Students learn the fundamentals of scientific methodology, increase their knowledge of qualitative research methods, and acquire quantitative skills in measurement and statistical evaluation. These skills are applied through reviewing, evaluating, and communicating research. Students also identify the major dimensions of research strategies used in child development and related fields. 2 hours seminar, 2 hours activity. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (001448)
Prerequisites: CMGT 210.
This course introduces students to the life-cycle of a construction project from conception through completion and commissioning. It provides an overview and practice of construction management theory, project feasibility processes and real estate development, pre-construction, delivery methods and pricing systems, procurement, project administration, project closeout and commissioning. Students develop project management skills necessary to prepare them to lead a multidisciplinary team in diverse environments while balancing conflicting constraints of the project's defined scope, quality, budget, and time. 3 hours lecture. (020325)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or better.
Writing skills course for communication studies majors that addresses issues in communication scholarship, including practical applications of theory and research in communication, communication journals and the publication process, how to conduct a scholarly literature review, how to write a scholarly research paper in communication studies, and how to write on a professional level. 3 hours lecture. (002216)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement.
Practice in writing and revising prose that informs and persuades effectively, based on a study of classical and modern rhetorical principles. Open to all students; required of all English majors, including credential candidates, who should take it by the end of their junior year in preparation for upper-division course work in English. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003488)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement.
The course introduces students to topics and analyses in the geographical tradition; examines and evaluates library, public and Internet resource materials pertinent to geographical research; and prepares students for independent geographical scholarly research. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (020989)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; CHEM 107 or CHEM 111; PHYS 202A or PHYS 204A or PHYS 341.
An intermediate treatment of astronomy, meteorology, and oceanography, with emphasis on climate change and its impacts. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (004137)
This course is designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge necessary for researching, understanding and discussing current issues of relevance to German speakers. Through the exploration and critical examination of contemporary issues and events in such areas as education, technology, society, the environment, politics, economics and law, you will become more familiar with contemporary German (Austrian, Swiss) culture while simultaneously improving your ability to understand, speak, and write German. As a result of this course, you will be better prepared to engage with native speakers on topics of immediate cultural and personal relevance. 3 hours discussion. (021047)
Provides students with the skills and tools necessary to be successful as they pursue their degree and future careers as Health Educators. Topics include personal and career exploration, tools for a successful academic and future professional career, communication, presentation, and networking. (021560)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 and at least two 100-level history courses with a grade of C- or higher.
(This course is required of history majors and is ideally taken the semester that the history major is declared.) Introduction to the discipline of history and historical methods. The course emphasizes the need to acquire writing and research skills appropriate to the discipline, as well as an appreciation for the importance of historiography or different historical interpretations. 3 hours lecture. (004507)
An introduction to Japanese history and geography, as well as Japanese art forms, literature, philosophy, education, economy, customs, language, and politics. Course also includes a comparison of Japanese and American organizational theories. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000993)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130I or JOUR 130I.
Techniques of information gathering and writing for various audiences in the mass media. Required course for the Options in News-Editorial and Public Relations. Students must earn a grade of C or higher to advance to subsequent writing courses in the Department of Journalism. Students who do not receive at least a C may repeat the course. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (004838)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, HIST 130, JOUR 260, POLS 155.
Designed for students planning reporting or editing careers. Development of greater skills in story recognition and judgment, information gathering, and finished written presentation, including specialized reporting and ethics. Stress is placed on leads, the complex story, and polished writing. Journalism majors in the news-editorial option who earn below a C- in JOUR 321 are required to repeat the course and are expected to earn a C- or higher to receive writing proficiency credit. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (002000)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, JOUR 244, JOUR 260.
Principles and practices of writing styles for public relations. Emphasis will be on writing tailored to an organization's communication needs. Required for majors. Journalism majors in the public relations option who earn below a C- in JOUR 341 are required to repeat the course and are expected to earn a C- or higher to receive writing proficiency credit. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (004844)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; KINE majors and minors only.
This course examines the foundations of psycho-social principles, theories, and research related to sport and exercise behavior. Select topics include motivation, goal-setting, stress, anxiety, group dynamics, leadership, injury, and exercise adherence. Students learn how to integrate this knowledge into their given discipline. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (006898)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, SCED 141, SCED 142.
This course engages students in inquiry into topics that span the scientific disciplines. Skills addressed include experimental design, modeling, representation, dissemination of results, and critique of peers' work. Content topics include light, color and sound, from biological, chemical and physics perspectives. 1 hour lecture, 4 hours activity. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly NSCI 321. (020914)
The course provides students intensive training to think, read, and write as clearly and as philosophically as they can be trained to do. One important philosophical problem is used as the sample problem. Students write a short weekly essay and have class discussions of their essays as well as of the reading material. 3 hours lecture. (015857)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement.
An analysis of twentieth-century ethical theory. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (007270)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement.
Intensive reading and discussion of special issues in social and political philosophy. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (007319)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement.
An introduction to research methods that includes framing research questions, evaluating and using scholarly resources, and developing an appreciation for multi-disciplinary and ethics in research. Emphasizes the critique of theory and paradigms of conducting research. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (007495)
Religion plays a role in the most contentious social issues of our era: religious freedom, abortion, evolution, racism, and gay rights, among others. The course explores the historical roots of American religions and religious trends such as pluralism and fundamentalism. We pay particular attention to media representations of religious "others" and use case studies to explore the intersections of religion and gender, race, class, and ethnicity. The course uses historical documents, religious texts, films and other media, and also introduces students to basic research methods for religious studies. 3 hours discussion. (000405)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, junior standing.
A study of effective industrial safety management practice and the philosophy and principles of industrial accident prevention. Coverage includes examination of current industrial safety practices and how sustainability naturally augments and fortifies industrial safety. Federal and state programs designed to improve safety in an industrial environment. Instruction in effective technical safety documentation -- gathering, organizing, and reporting industrial safety data. 4 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (005670)

Capstone Substitutions

The following courses are approved Capstone substitutions.

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisite: ACCT 421 (may be taken concurrently).
This course covers key forensic accounting concepts including fraudulent financial reporting, misappropriation of assets, income reconstruction, money laundering, litigation (emphasis on damages), and business valuation. The course is designed to apply analytical accounting and communication skills to identify and present financial discrepancies and improper acts for criminal proceedings and/or civil litigation. 3 hours lecture. (021284)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, senior standing or instructor permission.
An examination of major issues confronting agriculture emphasizing critical thinking, research, and balancing complex, and often opposing views of the role of agriculture in society. The course uses group work and presentations to enhance written and oral communication skills. This is the capstone course for AGRI, ANSC, and ABUS majors. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (000229)
Prerequisites: ANTH 303 or permission of instructor.
Applications of sociocultural anthropology to the understanding and resolution of contemporary social problems. Seminar format. 3 hours seminar. (000630)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement.
This course provides students with a theoretical and practical basis for learning historical and contemporary issues in art education. Topics may include: 1) diversity in visual cultures and 2) universality vs. cultural-specificity of children's artistic and aesthetic development. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (000816)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement.
This variable-content capstone seminar is devoted to the critical reading, evaluation, and discussion of major recent scholarship on Asia. Works are selected from a variety of disciplinary perspectives with an effort to cover several Asian areas (Japan, China, Southeast Asia, South Asia) and to deal with critical issues of the day. Students will lead discussions, evaluate arguments, and write critical essays at a level appropriate to graduating seniors with a major in Asian Studies. Required seminar for majors. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (000999)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, graduating senior standing, completion of all courses in upper-division core.
Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of all other courses in upper-division core. A senior seminar with an emphasis on strategy and management of adoption, implementation, and use of information systems in business. An integrative course serving to organize the information learned from earlier information systems and business school courses. The class combines lectures, directed structured and semi-structured readings, case analysis, writing assignments, group work, and class discussion to provide an understanding of key and current information systems topics. Legal, ethical, environmental, and cultural issues related to selection and use of systems are addressed. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (001335)
Prerequisites: CDES 431, CDES 434.
The course focuses on business aspects of graphic design and developing a portfolio for presentations. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (001797)
Prerequisite: Senior standing.
This is the capstone course for all students in the Media Arts Option. Students prepare a professional portfolio of work, a resume and learn about other employment issues. Students also complete an advanced collaborative media project. 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. (020556)
Prerequisite: CHEM 332.
Theory and procedures used in separations and instrumental analysis. Emphasis on rational design of instrumental conditions based on experiment goals. Topics include atomic and molecular spectroscopies, separation methods, and electroanalytical chemistry. 3 hours discussion. (001892)

AND (Both the above and following course must be taken)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: CHEM 381, CHEM 382, CHEM 420.
A continuation of CHEM 382, with a specific emphasis on independent experimental design and use of instruments. Students design, carry out, and orally present their findings for 2-3 major projects. 6 hours laboratory. (001889)
Prerequisites: CHEM 320, CHEM 370M.
Corequisite: CHEM 451.
Separation, identification, and/or analysis of biological materials by modern procedures, such as spectrophotometry, chromatography (gas, TLC, column, ion exchange), electrophoresis, enzymology, fluorimetry, and high-speed centrifugation. This course fulfills laboratory requirements for biochemistry majors. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (021068)
Prerequisites: BIOL 303 or BIOL 318; CHLD 392, senior standing, CHLD majors only.
This capstone seminar integrates the perspectives of various disciplines concerned with the developing child. Its emphasis is on physical, cognitive, personality, and social development of the child in relationship to the family, community, and society. From a research framework, the topics include program practices, professional ethics, collaboration, case management, effective communication, leadership styles, self evaluation, and professional responsibilities. Students also complete comprehensive portfolios as part of the course requirements. 3 hours seminar. (001468)
Prerequisites: BIOL 303 or BIOL 318; CHLD 392, senior standing, acceptance in undergraduate honor program, faculty permission.
This capstone seminar integrates the perspectives of various disciplines concerned with the developing child. Its emphasis is on physical, cognitive, personality, and social development of the child in relationship to the family, community, and society. From a research framework, the topics include program practices, professional ethics, collaboration, case management, effective communication, leadership styles, self evaluation, and professional responsibilities. Students also complete comprehensive portfolios as part of the course requirements. 3 hours seminar. (001469)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; junior standing.
Corequisites: CIVL 558C, CIVL 561C, CIVL 562C, CIVL 571C, CIVL 575C, or CIVL 586C.
This course provides a broad-based capstone design experience in a coordinated semester long project. In support of the design project, emphasis is placed on fundamentals of technical writing, contracts, and specifications common to many fields of civil engineering. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (021174)
Prerequisites: CMGT 450.
Construction cost monitoring and analysis instruments that are developed from the project estimate. These include budgets, billing instruments, and scheduling data. Also included will be the development of overhead allocation systems. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (002081)
Prerequisites: CMSD 431, CMSD 440, CMSD 451, CMSD 488.
Corequisite: CMSD 470.
This course provides students the opportunity for introductory study of basic diagnostic procedures for formal and informal evaluation of communication disorders. A thorough exploration of standardized test construction and administration is covered, as well as less formal assessment tools such as language samples. The information presented includes an examination of methodologies for children and adults. Addresses important issues regarding the assessment of multicultural and multilingual clients. 3 hours lecture. (002158)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; Junior standing.
Impact of computers and high-tech systems on people, institutions, organizations, and environment. Examines the following: law, medicine, education, government, data banks, privacy, computer security, changing work, automation, robots, expert systems, AI, social responsibility, ethics, war, conflict resolution. Includes weekly reading, midterm, and final writing projects. Weekly lectures, discussions, films, and writing. No programming. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (002309)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, ECON 102, ECON 103, ECON 301, ECON 302, and senior status.
Students review selected economic literature and complete written assignments that relate readings to their area of interest in economics. Class meetings provide opportunities for constructive critiques from the instructor, feedback from other students, in-class writing, and oral presentations. The course is also used for program assessment. Honors in the Major students can substitute ECON 499H for ECON 495. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (002704)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; EECE 343, EECE 344; either EECE 316 or EECE 444 (may be taken concurrently).
Exploration of engineering as a profession over an entire career, including technical, sociological, physiological, and psychological aspects. Readings and discussions explore the importance of life-long learning to engineering professionals. Students prepare, plan, design, present, and document a senior project. Design requirements address human factors, safety, reliability, maintainability, and customer cost. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (002569)
Prerequisites: ENGL 335, ENGL 375, and ENGL 441.
A capstone course focusing on connections among literature, language, and composition required of all single-subject credential candidates. To be taken during the senior year. 3 hours seminar. (003579)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement.
This course is the capstone of curricular requirements for Bachelor of Arts degrees in languages and cultural studies offered in the Department of International Languages, Literature's, and Cultures. In this course, students explore foundational disciplinary issues central to the study of languages and cultures and analyze how these intersect with their own specific field of study. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (021547)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, HCSV 211, MATH 105.
The course introduces students to research methodology and program evaluation techniques in the health field. Students develop skills for critically reading professional literature and writing a research or program evaluation proposal. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (001614)
Prerequisites: BADM 300, HCSV 430, HCSV 433, HCSV 435, or faculty permission.
Integration of theory and practice by examining issues and solutions to problems in the management and planning of health care services. Emphasis upon case studies and practitioner responses. 3 hours seminar. (001596)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, HIST 290, and senior status.
This is the capstone course for History majors. It requires students to write frequently in different modes of discourse, concluding with the presentation and delivery of an extensive research paper based on both primary and secondary sources. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (004581)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement.
A seminar devoted to interdisciplinary research in the humanities. Students will write and present a research project on an approved topic of their choice. Required for Humanities majors. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (004824)
Prerequisites: JOUR 260. For Option in News: JOUR 321. For Option in Public Relations: JOUR 341.
Ethical principles and case studies will be used to help students develop insights or responses to ethically challenging events or situations in mass media. 3 hours lecture. (005360)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, LAST 110.
An in-depth, interdisciplinary seminar that examines selected topics in Latin American culture and society, past and present, through critical reading of, and commentary on, recent scholarship devoted to the region. Readings may include Spanish language sources. Topics vary by semester. Required for majors and minors. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (005384)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, MATH 220, MATH 330, upper-division standing.
Limits, continuity, uniform continuity, the definite integral, series, convergence, uniform convergence, and metric spaces. Differentiation and integration of functions of several variables. Transformation of multiple integrals. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (005575)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement.
Exploration of theory and extended research in the field of multicultural and gender studies leading to a public presentation. This course is designed as the capstone experience for multicultural and gender studies majors and minors. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (002610)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, EECE 237, MECH 200, MECH 340. Recommended: CIVL 302, MECA 380.
System design methods applied to mechatronic systems. Group design projects. Consideration of the manufacturing cost, and environmental and social impact. Oral and written presentation of results. Initial design of the capstone design project to be continued in MECA 440B. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours supervision. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (005656)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, MECH 200, MECH 340. Recommended: CIVL 302, MECA 380, MECH 308, MECH 338.
System design methods applied to mechanical systems. Group design projects. Consideration of the manufacturing cost, and environmental and social impact. Oral and written presentation of results. Initial design of the capstone design project to be continued in MECH 440B. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours supervision. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (005433)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, NFSC 120. Recommended: ANTH 113, GEOG 102.
Study of world food patterns, including food customs of peoples of different ethnic backgrounds. Emphasis upon nutritional significance. Survey of social, economic, religious, and aesthetic aspects of food customs. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. This is an approved US Diversity course. (004330)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, Nursing majors only.
Introduction to the management and leadership roles of the professional nurse within the structure of an organization. The focus is on accountability for quality assurance in the provision of nursing care, interdisciplinary communication, and consultative and collaborative relationships. Legal authority for nursing practice and the impact of political and legislative processes are emphasized. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (006480)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, Nursing majors only.
See NURS 422. This course is a Web-based version for RNs in the RN-BSN Option. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (006481)
This is a seminar on selected topics in American politics, including American political theory, institutions, and processes. This seminar assesses the substantive knowledge, critical analysis, writing, speaking, and computer skills of senior-level students. 3 hours seminar. (007550)
Prerequisites: POLS 421 and faculty permission.
This course involves an integrated analysis and critical examination of all of the subfields of criminal justice, including criminology, policing, adjudication, corrections, and criminal justice process and policy. This seminar will assess the substantive knowledge, critical analysis, writing, speaking, and computer skills of senior-level students. 3 hours seminar. (007591)
Prerequisites: POLS 421, POLS 471A.
An examination of the approaches, models, methods, and concepts of public policy analysis, with special emphasis on program evaluation, research methodologies, implementation problems, and policy evaluation models. Recommended for political science and public administration majors and minors. 3 hours lecture. (007608)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, PSYC 101, PSYC 261, PSYC 364, and 9 units of other upper-division psychology courses.
Open only by invitation to students in the top 5% of the major; Seminar for Honors students. Course will focus on the development of a creative project in psychology, its presentation, discussion of relevant research materials, and the reporting of findings. 9 hours supervision. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (007991)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, PSYC 101, PSYC 261, PSYC 364, and four additional courses in the major.
This is the capstone course in the major. Students integrate different topics and perspectives, previously examined in the core and elective courses. This integration centers on important contemporary issues and problems in the discipline of psychology. After an in-depth examination of the issue, students generate solutions to problems, new lines of research or fusions of perspectives, depending upon the topic under investigation. Multiple sections of PSYC 401 are offered each semester, each focusing on a unique topic. Students in this seminar participate in advanced readings, writing, reporting, discussion, demonstration, oral presentation, and experiential components. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (007990)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, successful completion of computer literacy requirement, RECR 200, RECR 301; one course chosen from RECR 220, RECR 240, RECR 250, or RECR 260; senior standing.
Management of parks and/or recreation operations and agencies. Legalities, policies, practices, procedures, principles, and theory related to planning, organizing, staffing, training, motivating, controlling, evaluating, financing, and managing resources in parks, recreation, and leisure services. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (008838)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, RELS 480.
This capstone equips students to analyze the role of religion in public life, including issues of religious freedom and the relationshop between religion and American social institutions (government, education, health care, the criminal justice system, etc.). Following a study of the U.S. context, the course explores comparative cases in other countries. Focus is on the position(s) of religion in public space; the shifting boundaries of religiou and non-religious activity, and the implications of these arrangements. One unit of creid for this course involves an internship, a research project, or prior learning portfolio assessment/experiential learning essay. 4 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (008200)
Prerequisites: SMFG 218, SMFG 360; SMFG 458 or MGMT 444.
Students design, fabricate, test, and evaluate production tooling used in the manufacture or assembly of metal or plastic parts in their capstone projects. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (005213)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, SOCI 300, SOCI 310, senior standing.
We focus on applying sociological knowledge beyond the classroom. We practice explaining sociological insights to non-sociologists through the news, social media, and other public and private forums. We also learn to put sociology to use in our jobs, community, families, organizations, social movements, and other everyday settings. The main topic varies from semester to semester. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (009001)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, SOCI 300, SOCI 310, senior standing. Open to sociology majors who have a 3.5 GPA, faculty permission.
We focus on applying sociological knowledge beyond the classroom. We practice explaining sociological insights to non-sociologists through the news, social media, and other public and private forums. We also learn to put sociology to use in our jobs, community, families, organizations, social movements, and other everyday settings. The main topic varies from semester to semester. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (009002)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, 12 units in social sciences.
Analysis of the basic philosophical foundations of the social sciences, focusing on the nature of humans, the nature of society, social science as a science, and the role of the social scientist. Various paradigms which deal with these issues will be studied. Required for all Social Science majors. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (009090)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, faculty permission.
This course provides an opportunity for students accepted for "Honors in the Major" to prepare and write an Honors research paper on a topic germane to their interests. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (009091)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, SWRK majors only.
Corequisites: SWRK 489B, SWRK 490B.
Builds on Methods I in the areas of intervention, evaluation, and closure. Students enhance their skills in maintaining partnerships with clients, group facilitation, culturally competent change strategies, collaboration, evaluation of practice, and closure. Values, ethics, and ethical decision making are applied to intervention and evaluation. Students apply knowledge of social systems, human development across the lifespan, and diversity in intervention and evaluation with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. 3 hours clinical. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (009429)
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