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The University of South Dakota Division of Continuing & Distance Education


Priority Registration begins on March 24, 2014.

Open Registration begins on April 14, 2014.

Semester-based Correspondence Courses U915T - Courses begin August 25, 2014 and end on December 17, 2014. The last day to drop a course for a full refund is September 4, 2014. Financial aid may be available for these courses. Students enrolled in correspondence courses are unable to claim living expenses in financial aid awards.  Please register via Webadvisor.

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ADS 116
Study of Alcohol Use and Abuse

Synonym #
09312

Credits
3

Instructor
Abby Myers

Description
This course provides an introduction to the use, abuse and addictive nature of ethyl alcohol. Students will explore the history of alcohol use, basic knowledge of the medical effects of alcohol use and abuse, the basic premise behind the biopsychosocial model, the continuum of care and personal risk for alcohol problems. required of ADS majors/minors.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Loosening the Grip
ISBN: 978-0-07-340468-4

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ADS 117
Study of Drug Use and Abuse

Synonym #
09313

Credits
3

Instructor
Jack Stoddard

Description
Fundamentals of mood-altering chemicals other than ethyl alcohol and the symptomatology and treatment of the abuse of them. Provides facts and insights concerning the abuse of a wide variety of "legal" and "illegal" mood-altering chemical substances and approaches to treatment and prevention of drug abuse. required of ADS major/minors.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior
ISBN 978-0-07-338079-7

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ADS 320
Adolescent Substance Abuse

Synonym #
09314

Credits
3

Instructor
Abby Myers

Description
Understand the key adolescent developmental tasks, gain knowledge on how alcohol and other drugs impact adolescent developmental tasks and understand the complex nature of determining adolescent substance abuse or addiction.

Prerequisites
ADS 116 and 117 and 220 and 222

Book Info
Adolescent Substance Abuse: Evidence Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment
ISBN: 978-0-387-09730-5

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ADS 412
Alcohol and Drug Use in Diverse Populations

Synonym #
09315

Credits
3

Instructor
Erin Nielsen

Description
Alcohol and other drug use among diverse groups such as adolescents, people of color, women, elderly, and homosexuals will be studied. Strategies for effective treatment and prevention will be examined.

Prerequisites
ADS 116 and 117 and 220 and 222

Book Info
Ethnocultural Factors in Substance Abuse Treatment
ISBN 1-57230-885-0

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ADS 415
Native Americans and Substance Abuse

Synonym #
09316

Credits
3

Instructor
Erin Nielsen

Description
This course is designed to acquaint the substance abuse student/professional with the cultural and spiritual basics of effective substance abuse prevention and treatment with Native American populations and individuals. This will aid the student in applying culturally and spiritually appropriate prevention and treatment with Native American clients.

Prerequisites
ADS 116 and 117 and 220 and 222

Book Info
A Gathering of Wisdoms:  Tribal Mental Health: A Cultural Perspective, Swinomish Mental Health Project
ISBN: 0-9631016-0-9

The Red Road to Wellbriety:  In the Native American Way
ISBN: 0-971990409

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ANTH 210
Cultural Anthropology

Synonym #
09317

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

Description
Introduces the nature of human culture as an adaptive ecological and evolutionary system, emphasizing basic anthropological concepts, principles and problems. Draws data from both traditional and industrial cultures to cover such concepts as values & beliefs, social organization, economic and political order, science, technology, and aesthetic expression.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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ANTH 280
Sociocultural Theory

Synonym #
09318

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

Description
An introduction to the nature of theories of human social and cultural behavior and their construction. Major approaches from anthropology and sociology will be examined in order to better comprehend elements essential to generating knowledge of social behavior.

Prerequisites
ANTH 210 or SOC 100

Book Info
TBA

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ARTE 310
K-8 Art Methods

Synonym #
09319

Credits
2

Instructor
Carol Geu

Description
In this course, students develop an understanding of the tools of inquiry of k-8 art; the ability to design, deliver, and evaluate a variety of instructional strategies and processes that incorporate learning resources, materials, technologies, and state and national curriculum standards appropriate to k-8 art; the ability to assess student learning in k-8 art; and to apply these knowledge, skills and attitudes to real life situations and experiences.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Artworks for Elementary Teachers: Developing Artistic and Perceptual Awareness.
ISBN: 0-07-240707-7

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ARTH 100
Art Appreciation

Synonym #
09322

Credits
3

Instructor
Carol Geu

Description
Explores the nature of art in various aesthetic, formal, and psychological dimensions, involving analysis of art objects for understanding, enjoyment, and life enhancement.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
The Art of Seeing
ISBN: 978-0205748341

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ARTH 211
History of World Art I

Synonym #
09324

Credits
3

Instructor
Carol Geu

Description
Art and architecture in the historical and contextual development of the role of visual arts including crafts, drawing, painting, sculptures and architecture, in the historical and cultural development of world civilizations from prehistory through the 14th century.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Art History
ISBN 978-0205744206

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ARTH 212
History of World Art II

Synonym #
09325

Credits
3

Instructor
Carol Geu

Description
Art and architecture in the historical and contextual development of the role of visual arts including crafts, drawing, painting, sculpture, and architecture, in the historical and cultural development of world civilization from the renaissance through the 20th century.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Art History
ISBN 978-0205744213

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ARTH 251
American Indian Art History

Synonym #
09326

Credits
3

Instructor
Carol Geu

Description
Surveys American Indian art ranging from traditional to contemporary.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Native North American Art
ISBN: 0192842188


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ARTH 303
American Art History

Synonym #
09327

Credits
3

Instructor
Carol Geu

Description
This course is a survey of American visual arts from the period of colonial settlements of the 16th century to 1945, a demarcation symbolic of the shift from international European influence to international American influence in the visual arts.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
American Art: A Cultural History
ISBN: 0-13-145580-X

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ARTH 401
History of Women's Art

Synonym #
09335

Credits
3

Instructor
Carol Geu

Description
This course is a survey of major women artists from the medieval period to the present and a study of the societal, political, cultural, and professional aspects of women in art and as they are portrayed in artworks.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Women, Art, and Society
ISBN:  978-0-500-20393-4

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ARTH 412
20th Century Art History

Synonym #
09337

Credits
3

Instructor
Carol Geu

Description
This course is a survey of the visual arts during the 20th century to the present. The period will be examined as an overview for its technical, stylistic, and aesthetic changes.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
History of Modern Art
ISBN:  13:978-0-13-606206-6

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CJUS 201
Introduction to Criminal Justice

Synonym #
09339

Credits
3

Instructor
Connie Nelsen

Description
Overviews the criminal justice institutions involved in the operations of criminal law including the police, the attorney, the bail system, the trial, the guilty plea, sentencing, corrections and an analysis of criminal law in terms of why certain kinds of conduct are criminal in our society.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Criminal Justice
ISBN: 978-0-07-352796-3

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CJUS 203
Policing in a Free Society

Synonym #
09340

Credits
3

Instructor
Peter Ragnone

Description
Presents the role of law enforcement within the criminal justice system, including law enforcement organizations and functions of separate operational units. Also examines the role of the police in a democratic society, covering concepts such as police services, crime deterrence, discretion and enforcement policies.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Policing in America
ISBN 9780131580220

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CJUS 351
Criminology

Synonym #
09341

Credits
3

Instructor
David Erickson

Description
Sociology of criminal behavior and juvenile delinquency, with an emphasis on etiological theory. Extent and forms of crime are considered together with the characteristics of offenders.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Criminology
ISBN: 9780195394764

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CJUS 419
Family Violence

Synonym #
09342

Credits
3

Instructor
Peter Ragnone

Description
An exploration of the incidence, scope, and contributing factors in family violence. Various perspectives (feminist, psychological, sociological, historical, and legal) are examined. topical issues include patriarchy, marital rape, domestic assault, and child sexual abuse. Coverage includes theories of violence, alternatives to violent interactions, and criminal justice system's response.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info

Heavy Hands
ISBN: 0-13-118885-2

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CJUS 426
Advanced Policing Issues

Synonym #
09343

Credits
3

Instructor
Peter Ragnone

Description
An in-depth study and analysis of the problems and issues facing law enforcement agencies in the 21st century. Particular emphasis will be placed on specialized topics such as federalization, technology, corruption, and police community relations.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Controversies in Policing
ISBN:  1-58360-552-5

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CJUS 452
Prisons and Penology

Synonym #
09345

Credits
3

Instructor
David Erickson

Description
Study of the history and theory of justice and the treatment of the adult and juvenile offender, considering the processes from trial through execution of sentence.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Corrections in the 21st Century
ISBN: 9780078111471

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CJUS 455
Juvenile Delinquency

Synonym #
09347

Credits
3

Instructor
David Erickson

Description
The study of the youthful offender, the causes of the delinquent behavior pattern and what can be done to help.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Juvenile Delinquency:  The Core
ISBN 978-0495809869 

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CJUS 456
Community Corrections

Synonym #
09348

Credits
3

Instructor
David Erickson

Description
An examination of the history of adult and juvenile treatment and punishment. Emphasis is upon contemporary community based treatment as well as traditional prison-based incarceration. The process of sentencing, particularly the role of the pre-sentence investigation (psi) is covered. Special attention is devoted to internship and career possibilities in the corrections arena.

Prerequisites
CJUS 351

Book Info
Community Based Corrections
ISBN: 978-0495812425

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CJUS 460
Advanced Criminology

Synonym #
09349

Credits
3

Instructor
David Erickson

Description
An extensive examination of major criminological issues including sociological definitions of crime, and developing theories of crime causation.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Criminology, Theories, Patterns & Typologies
ISBN: 0-534-615783

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ENGL 101
Composition I

Synonym #
09350

Credits
3

Instructor
Christopher Vondracek

Description
Practice in the skills, research, and documentation needed for effective academic writing. Analysis of a variety of academic and non-academic texts, rhetorical structures, critical thinking, and audience will be included.

Prerequisites
Appropriate student placement based on entry level assessment or completion of ENGL 032, 033.

Book Info
The Curious Writer
ISBN:  978-0-321-43781-0

The Seagull Reader:  Stories
ISBN:  978-0-393-93091-7.

Simon and Schuster Handbook for Writers
ISBN:  978-0-13-199384-4

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ENGL 201
Composition II

Synonym #
09351

Credits
3

Instructor
Patti DiMond

Description
Study of and practice in writing persuasive prose, with the aim to improve writing skills in all disciplines.

Prerequisites
ENGL 101 and 210, or UHON 110

Book Info

Quick Access Compact
ISBN 9780073383941

Subtitles: Issues Across the Discipline
ISBN: 9780073533131

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ENGL 203
English Grammar

Synonym #
09352

Credits
3

Instructor
Paula Burns

Description
A comprehensive study of formal grammar and usage.

Prerequisites
ENGL 101 and 210, or UHON 110

Book Info
English 3200: A Programmed Course in Grammar & Usage
ISBN: 0-15-500865-X


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ENGL 205
Business Writing

Synonym #
09353

Credits
3

Instructor
Derric Ludens

Description
A pre-professional course concentrating on the planning and writing of an extensive, business-focused research paper. also covers effective letters, memos, position papers, and resumes.

Prerequisites
ENGL 101 and 210, or UHON 110

Book Info

Guffey Mary Ellen. Essentials of Business Communication, 9th ed. South-Western, 2012. [ISBN 10: 1111821224] 

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th ed. American Psychological Association, 2009. [ISBN 10: 1433805618]

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ENGL 210
Introduction to Literature

Synonym #
09365

Credits
3

Instructor
Derric Ludens

Description
Readings in fiction, drama, and poetry to acquaint students with literature and aesthetic form.

Prerequisites
ENGL 101

Book Info

Kennedy X. J., and Dana Gioia, eds. Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Writing. 6th compact ed. New York: Longman, 2010. [ISBN: 978-0-205-69878-3]

Larsen, Nella. Passing. New York: Penguin, 2003. [ISBN: 0-14-243727-1] 

Troyka, Lynn Quitman, and Douglas Hesse. Quick Access for Writers, 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2010. [ISBN: 978-0-205-66481-8]

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ENGL 222
British Literature II

Synonym #
09366

Credits
3

Instructor
Sarah Garelik

Description
A chronological survey of British literature from the 19th century to the present. ENGL 221 and 222 need not be taken in sequence.

Prerequisites
ENGL 101 and 210, or UHON 110

Book Info
The Norton Anthology of English Literature

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ENGL 283
Creative Writing I

Synonym #
09373

Credits
3

Instructor
Elizabeth Schumacher

Description
Study and practice in the techniques of writing fiction, poetry and/or drama.

Prerequisites
ENGL 101 and 210, or UHON 110

Book Info
Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft
ISBN: 978-0205750344

Writing Poems
ISBN: 0-321-47406-6

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ENGL 469
Contemporary Poetry

Synonym #
09376

Credits
3

Instructor
Elizabeth Schumacher

Description
British and/or American poetry of recent decades.

Prerequisites
Six hours from ENGL 221 or 222 or 241 or 242

Book Info
The Tennis Court Oath
ISBN 0-8195-1013-0

Thomas and Beulah
ISBN 9-88748-021-7

Swarm
ISBN 0-06-093509-X

She Had Some Horses
ISBN 1560258306

The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry
ISBN 1-4000-3093-5

The Dead and the Living
ISBN 0-394-71563-2

Repair
ISBN0-374-52706-7

Skid
ISBN 0-8229-5780-9

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GEOG 210
World Regional Geography

Synonym #
09377

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

Description
A survey of the earth from a broad global framework through the differentiation of the world in terms of both natural and human environmental features and characteristics on a regional basis.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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GFA 101
Introduction to Fine Arts

Synonym #
09378

Credits
3

Instructor
Carol Geu

Description
This course explores how and why the arts exist. Drama, dance, literature, music, visual arts, etc., are examined as inventions for sharing experiences.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Realty Through the Arts
ISBN-10: 0205660487 or ISBN-13:  9780205660483

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HIST 121
Western Civilization I

Synonym #
09379

Credits
3

Instructor
Ann Tryon

Description
Surveys the evolution of western civilization from its beginnings into the reformation and religious wars.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Western Heritage, Volume I plus History Notes
ISBN: 9780205728923

Epic of Gilgamesh
ISBN: 9780140441000

Utopia
ISBN: 0-486-29583-4

Medieval People
ISBN: 0-486414353

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HIST 122
Western Civilization II

Synonym #
09382

Credits
3

Instructor
Ann Tryon

Description
Surveys the development of western civilization from the reformation era to the present.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
The Western Heritage TLC Brief, Volume II plus History Notes
ISBN: 9780205728930

Candide
ISBN: 0-486-26689-3

All Quiet on the Western Front
ISBN: 0-449-21394-3

Night
ISBN: 0-553-27253-5

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HIST 151
United States History I

Synonym #
09383

Credits
3

Instructor
Mark Madsen

Description
Surveys the background and development of the United States from its colonial origins to the civil war and reconstruction.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
The American Pageant
ISBN: 978-0471664-4

The American Pageant Guidebook: A Manual for Students
ISBN: 0-618-57426-31831

1831: Year of Eclipse
ISBN: 0-809-04119-7

The Peculiar Institution
ISBN: 0-679-72307-2

The Minutemen and Their World
ISBN: 0-8090-0120-9

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HIST 152
United States History II

Synonym #
09384

Credits
3

Instructor
Mark Madsen

Description
Surveys development of the United States since the civil war and reconstruction.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
The American Pageant
ISBN: 978-0471664-4

The American Pageant Guidebook: A Manual for Students
ISBN: 9780547166926

Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age
ISBN: 978080079333

Looking Backward
ISBN: 0-451-52763-1

The End of Victory Culture
ISBN: 9780547166544

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HIST 211
History of World Art I

Synonym #
09385

Credits
3

Instructor
Carol Geu

Description
Art and architecture in the historical and contextual development of the role of visual arts including crafts, drawing, painting, sculptures and architecture, in the historical and cultural development of world civilizations from prehistory through the 14th century.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Art History
ISBN 978-0205744206

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HIST 212
History of World Art II

Synonym #
09386

Credits
3

Instructor
Carol Geu

Description
Art and architecture in the historical and contextual development of the role of visual arts including crafts, drawing, painting, sculpture, and architecture, in the historical and cultural development of world civilization from the renaissance through the 20th century.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Art History
ISBN 978-0205744213

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HLTH 103
Personal Health

Synonym #
09387

Credits
3

Instructor
Dan Fitzsimmons

Description
The dynamics of health in modern life in a rapidly changing world; modern concepts of health, disease, and longevity; current medical findings relative to emotional health, human sexuality, family planning, disease control, environmental health, and quackery are included.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Your Health Today
ISBN 007338092x

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INED 411
South Dakota Indian Studies

Synonym #
09388

Credits
3

Instructor
Stuart Zephier

Description
A basic knowledge of Indian history with emphasis on the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota speaking people. Current cultural issues are presented including values, family structures, traditional religion, fine arts, legends, economics, governmental policies, treaties, acts and related areas. Focuses on teaching methods, content and materials to equip students to teach bi-culturally.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Bi-Cultural Teaching Methods and Materials Resource Book, by Dr. Wayne Evans

Native Americans in the 20th Century
ISBN 9780252012853

The Man Who Killed the Deer
ISBN 110-8040-0194-4

Land of Spotted Eagle
ISBN 9780803293335

Black Elk Speaks
ISBN 110-8032-6170-5

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MATH 095
Pre-College Algebra

Synonym #
09389

Credits
3

Instructor
Brad James

Description
This course prepares students for college level mathematics. Topics include basic properties of real numbers, exponents & radicals, rectangular coordinate geometry, solutions to linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, inequalities, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, and an introduction to functions such as polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions. Note: This is a remedial level course. No credit for MATH 095 will be granted for graduation.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Applications
ISBN 9780321559449

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MATH 102
College Algebra

Synonym #
09401

Credits
3

Instructor
Marvin Gamble

Description
Equations and inequalities; polynomial functions and graphs, exponents, radicals, binomial theorem, zeros of polynomials; systems of equations; exponential, logarithmic, and inverse functions, applications and graphs. Other topics selected from sequences, series, and complex numbers.

Prerequisites
MATH 101 or appropriate mathematics placement

Book Info
College Algebra
ISBN: 0-321-55893-4

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MCOM 151
Introduction to Mass Communication

Synonym #
09402

Credits
3

Instructor
Jacquelynn Skotvold

Description
A comprehensive look at the mass media in the united states and the world. Includes discussions of newspapers, magazines, radio, television, books, movies, recordings, advertising and public relations. Also studies mass media rights and responsibilities, ethics and censorship.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
The Media of Mass Communication
ISBN: 9780205693054

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MCOM 243
Public Relations Principles

Synonym #
09403

Credits
3

Instructor
Jacquelynn Skotvold

Description
An introduction to the theory and practice of public relations, emphasizing its publics, management function, writing skills, communication processes, tools and professional ethics.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
The Practice of Public Relations
ISBN: 9780136088905

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MCOM 370
Advertising Principles

Synonym #
09404

Credits
3

Instructor
Jacquelynn Skotvold

Description
Study of advertising as an institution. Discussion of historical foundations, economics, social consequences, structure, planning, execution and evaluation phases of the advertising process. Discussion of advertising as it relates to other types of marketing communication.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Advertising & Integrated Brand Promotion
ISBN 9780324568622

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POLS 100
American Government

Synonym #
09405

Credits
3

Instructor
John Soubik

Description
A study of the basic principles of the American system of government with emphasis on problems relating to governmental structure and policies.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change
ISBN 9780415881579

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POLS 201
Introduction to Criminal Justice

Synonym #
09406

Credits
3

Instructor
Connie Nelsen

Description
Overviews the criminal justice institutions involved in the operations of criminal law including the police, the attorney, the bail system, the trial, the guilty plea, sentencing, corrections and an analysis of criminal law in terms of why certain kinds of conduct are criminal in our society.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Criminal Justice
ISBN: 978-0-07-352796-3

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POLS 320
Public Administration

Synonym #
09407

Credits
3

Instructor
John Soubik

Description
This course uses simulations and public management cases, as well as contemporary public administration literature, to introduce students to the theory and practice of public administration. Students work in teams to resolve issues and problems common to the public service environment.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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REL 250
World Religions

Synonym #
09408

Credits
3

Instructor
Richard Van Lente

Description
Introduces the major religions of humankind, examining the function and diversity of religious expression in human experience, and the role of these religions in international relations.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions
ISBN 0-06-250811-3

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REL 371
Selected Topics: Death, Grief & Growth

Synonym #
09409

Credits
3

Instructor
Stephen Miller

Description
Death, Grief and Growth, Religious Studies 371, will explore the universal human experience of dying, death, and grief. The course will draw from a variety of disciplines and perspectives including: theology, sociology, psychology, anthropology and the arts, among others. Through reading assignments, exercises, supplemental materials and reflective writing assignments, you will explore topics like the dying process, grief and mourning, American attitudes toward death and dying, religious perspectives on death, the funeral, and specific issues like suicide and euthanasia. Through this course, you will be asked to think about your own attitude about death and grief and seek out the opinion of others in your community.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying
ISBN 978-0-07-353201-1

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SOC 100
Introduction to Sociology

Synonym #
09410

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

Description
Comprehensive study of society, with analysis of group life, and other forces shaping human behavior.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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SOC 150
Social Problems

Synonym #
09411

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

Description
A study of present day problems in contemporary societies, such as racism, sexism, ageism, alcoholism, drug addiction, physical and mental health, war and environmental issues - their significance and current policies and action.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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SOC 250
Courtship and Marriage

Synonym #
09412

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

Description
Courtship and marriage period given special emphasis, as are problems of mate selection, marital adjustments, reproduction, child-parent relations, divorce, and later years of marriage.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Marriage and Family
9780078111624

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SOC 281
Sociocultural Theory

Synonym #
09413

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

Description
An introduction to the nature of theories of human, social and cultural behavior and their construction. Major approaches from anthropology and sociology will be examined in order to better comprehend elements essential to generating knowledge of social behavior.

Prerequisites
SOC 100 or ANTH 210

Book Info
TBA

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SOC 351
Criminology

Synonym #
09414

Credits
3

Instructor
David Erickson

Description
Focuses on theories of crime, juvenile delinquency and justice, laws, systems of criminal behavior, victimization, and corrections.

Prerequisites
SOC 100 or 150

Book Info
Criminology
ISBN: 9780195394764

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SOC 410
Methods of Social Research

Synonym #
09415

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

Description
An examination of the research process, including research design, questionnaire construction, interviewing techniques and the analysis and interpretation of data.

Prerequisites
SOC 100 or 150, and SOC 309

Book Info
TBA

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SOC 440
Urban Sociology

Synonym #
09416

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

Description
A study of the urban community, focusing on its development, social structures and institutional patterns.

Prerequisites
SOC 100 or 150

Book Info
TBA


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SOC 450
Race and Ethnic Minorities

Synonym #
04917

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

Description
An examination of ethnic and cultural minorities in American society. Particular attention is directed to the etiology and consequences of prejudice and discrimination.

Prerequisites
SOC 100

Book Info
TBA

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SOC 452
Prisons and Penology

Synonym #
09418

Credits
3

Instructor
David Erickson

Description
Study of the history and theory of justice and the treatment of the adult and juvenile offender, considering the processes from trial through execution of sentence.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Corrections in the 21st Century
ISBN: 9780078111471

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SOC 455
Juvenile Delinquency

Synonym #
09419

Credits
3

Instructor
David Erickson

Description
A study of the youthful offender and the causes and consequences of delinquent behavior; preventive and rehabilitation programs are also discussed.

Prerequisites
SOC 100 or 150

Book Info
Juvenile Delinquency:  The Core
ISBN 978-0495809869 

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SOC 456
Community Corrections

Synonym #
09420

Credits
3

Instructor
David Erickson

Description
An examination of the history of adult and juvenile treatment and punishment. Emphasis is upon contemporary community based treatment as well as traditional prison-based incarceration. The process of sentencing, particularly the role of the pre-sentence investigation (PSI) is covered. Special attention is devoted to internship and career possibilities in the corrections arena.

Prerequisites
SOC 351

Book Info
Community Based Corrections
ISBN: 978-0495812425

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SOC 458
The Sociology of Aging

Synonym #
09421

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

Description
Comprehensive study of the aged population in American society. Including discussions of socio-demographic changes, life course issues, relevant social policy, and cross-cultural comparisons.

Prerequisites
SOC 100

Book Info
TBA

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SOC 460
Advanced Criminology

Synonym #
09422

Credits
3

Instructor
David Erickson

Description
An extensive examination of major criminological issues and theories including sociological definitions of crime.

Prerequisites
SOC 351

Book Info
Criminology Theories Patterns and Typologies
ISBN: 0-534-615783

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SOC 480
Sociology of Education

Synonym #
09423

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

Description
An examination of educational systems from a sociological point of view. The social organization of the American public school, and the relations between the school and the community are emphasized.

Prerequisites
Six hours of Sociology

Book Info
TBA

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SOC 490
Seminar in Sociology: Medical Sociology

Synonym #
09424

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

Description
This course will discuss how the medical system in the United States is tied to many other parts of our culture and how all of these factors interact.  The major cultural factor that determines how the medical system works is the economy.  Modern capitalism and its demand for profit have had a profound impact on medicine.  For - profit medicine produces many contradictions in the treatment offered to citizens of different income levels.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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SOC 490
Seminar in Sociology: The Woman Criminal

Synonym #
09425

Credits
3

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

Description
This course is about a relatively small portion of the criminals in America, the woman criminal.  While women constitute about six percent of our prison population, the differences in their criminality and how we treat it as a society proves to be well worth studying.  As we study the female criminal, we learn important factors that help us understand male criminals and criminals from minority groups within our society.  When we discover how women "learn" to be criminals, we will also learn how the different learning process involved with males in our society affects them.  Since women have been subject to many of the some restrictions that ethnic minorities face in our society, the study of the female criminal should help us understand minority criminality.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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STAT 281
Introduction to Statistics

Synonym #
09426

Credits
3

Instructor
Kristen Maxon

Description
A study of descriptive statistics including graphs, measures of central tendency and variability and an introduction to probability theory, sampling and techniques of statistical inference with an emphasis on statistical applications.

Prerequisites
MATH 102 or 115

Book Info
Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World
ISBN 978-0-13-242433-2

Optional:
Student Supplements: Student solutions manual
ISBN 978-0-13-601307-5,  CD Lecture Videos: ISBN 978-0-13-603013-3

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THEA 100
Introduction to Theatre

Synonym #
09427

Credits
3

Instructor
Sandra Mollman

Description
Introductory course designed to enhance the student's enjoyment and understanding of the theatrical experience. Play readings, films, and demonstrations acquaint the students with the history and techniques of the theatrical art.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Theatre
ISBN 0073514187

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THEA 201
Film Appreciation

Synonym #
09428

Credits
3

Instructor
Sandra Mollman

Description
This course explores the art of film and its impact on society. The student explores American and international cultures through the study of their films, filmmaking, and critical analysis.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Understanding Movies
ISBN  978-0-20573754-3

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