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A holistic study of the typical and atypical development of a child from prenatal stage to school-age. Emphasis is on the ways fundamental needs of young children may be met in daily living. Directed observation and participation in a local preschool. Two hours lecture and two hours observation and participation. Same as PSY 201.
An introduction to the basic principles that are needed in creating a happy and successful marriage and family life. A biblical perspective is used to consider such topics as sex roles, dating, marriageability, mixed marriages, engagement, sex adjustment, in-law adjustment, financial adjustment, life insurance, divorce, reproduction, family planning, and child rearing. Same as BIB/SOC 230.
An overview of major socio-psychological childhood disorders. This course is designed to assist students, early and later childhood educators, parents, and medical and state agency employees in the recognition and understanding of such conditions in children.
A study of the physical, mental, emotional, and social development of an individual from conception to death. More emphasis will be given to development through early adulthood. It is recommended that General Psychology be taken prior to this course. Same as PSY 310.
An in-depth study of parent/child relationships and their application to the rearing of children. Emphasis is on the principles and practices parents can apply to promote understanding and skills that benefit all family members in their unique growth and development. This course includes a significant writing component.
A survey of the complex social, psychological, and spiritual aspects, of human sexuality. Emphasis will be on a responsible view of sexuality as a part of life adjustment. Same as HEA 335.
An examination of child management and parenting practices. The meaning and use of child management will be discussed in relation to the theoretical and practical aspects. Same as SWK 345.
An analysis of government programs and policies that impact upon the family including, but not limited to: childcare, aging, family law, healthcare, housing, mental health, family violence, and income maintenance. Particular emphasis will be placed on understanding the underlying agendas and constructs that go into play in shaping public policy in the arena. This course includes a significant writing component.
A study of the general philosophy and broad principles of family life education in conjunction with the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate such educational experiences.
A detailed study of personal and family finance. The course includes biblical teaching, financial planning, budgeting, banking, savings, credit, housing, insurance, investments, tax planning, teaching financial responsibility to children, gifts, retirement and estate planning. Same as FIN 388.
A study of the various career opportunities in the field of child development and family studies as well as the educational and/or certification requirements to fill these positions. Consideration will also be given to the standards, ethics, and practices that will assure quality day care to clients of any age.
An intensive examination of the philosophical and historical backgrounds, agencies and processes, purposes and functions, administration, and career orientations of our criminal justice system.
An examination of the role and function of police and law enforcement systems in the U.S. society; range and limitations imposed on law enforcement, police discretion, law enforcement policies and procedures, accountability, criminal justice ethics, and police-community relations. Prerequisite: CJU 210 Introduction to Criminal Justice System.
A survey of the fundamental techniques of criminal investigation. Students will be exposed to the history of criminal investigation and criminalistics, interviewing and interrogation, physical evidence, crime scene procedures, crime analysis, investigation techniques, report writing, case preparation and courtroom testimony. Prerequisite: CJU 210 Introduction to Criminal Justice System.
An introductory study of the field of computer forensics with emphasis on the necessary skills needed to collect, preserve, and analyze digital data. This class will explore the forensic process and the most common forensic tools used along with their capabilities. Experience will be gained by incorporating case studies and real world experience into this process. Discussion will focus on the recovery process while understanding the evidentiary value of such. Prerequisite: BUS 253 Business Computer Applications or CIS 161 Computer Applications.
A comprehensive overview of management issues in both individual and community corrections. Topics included are: organizational theory, planning, programming and budgeting, policy analysis, program evaluation, and information systems and technology, along with facilities management, offender classification systems, treatment programs, management of special offender populations, and personnel issues. Prerequisite: CJU 210 Introduction to Criminal Justice System.
An overview of the topic of juvenile justice, with a specific emphasis on the United States juvenile justice system and the Tennessee juvenile justice system. Topics will include the history of the juvenile justice system, how the system evaluates juvenile wrongdoing, how the system deals with delinquent youth, juvenile courts, residential and non-residential interventions, and alternative means of dealing with problem youth, including restorative justice, and diversion programs.
A study into the reconstructing of an offender's actions in relation to a crime by examining the behavioral and psychological evidence left by the offender. Emphasis will be given to victimology, profiling methods, the history of profiling, whether profiling is an art or science, and the crime data from the national crime and victimization data. Prerequisite: PSY 218 Abnormal Psychology.
An examination and explanation of the major theories of criminal deviance. Emphasis is placed on past and current theories of crime including sociological, economic, psychological, and biological theories of crime causation. The theories will be examined in light of criminal justice data. This course includes a significant writing component. Prerequisite: CJU 320 Criminal Investigation.
A capstone course to prepare students for entry to the criminal justice field through a review of major coursework and current trends in criminal justice. This course features a significant writing component. Prerequisites: CJU 410 Criminal Justice Theories and at least 90 earned hours.
A professional field experience under the supervision of an experienced professional, carefully selected and approved by the student's advisor. Prerequisite: CJU 410 Criminal Justice Theories.
A study of nutrition, incorporating the fundamental scientific principles to the science of nutrition. Students examine concepts and controversies to develop their own nutritional lifestyle compatible with the principles of sound nutrition. Same as HEA 121.
A study of the fundamentals of food preparation and basic principles of food science. Emphasis is given to standard methods of food preparation including food quality and safety. Meets two times each week for lecture and labs.
A study of the nutritional needs of selected developmental stages such as reproduction, growth, and aging. Prerequisite: FCS/HEA 121 Principles of Nutrition.
A study of nutrition care and education in community settings. Includes program planning, implementation, evaluation of nutrition services and field experience. Prerequisite: FCS/HEA 121 Principles Nutrition.
A study of large and small household and institutional equipment, with special emphasis given to the kitchen and laundry room.
A holistic study of the typical and atypical development of a child from prenatal stage to school-age. Emphasis is on the ways fundamental needs of young children may be met in daily living. Directed observation and participation in a local preschool. Two hours lecture and two hours observation and participation. Same as FAM 201.
An introduction to the science of psychology. The course prepares the student for further study in the science of human behavior and mental processes.
An introduction to the various specialty areas of psychology practice and psychological research. Emphasis is also given to the basic elements of writing in APA style. This course includes a significant writing component. Prerequisite: PSY 210 General Psychology.
A study of the major areas of behavior disorder with discussion of suggested causes and types of therapy. Prerequisite: PSY 210 General Psychology.
An examination of theories of learning, different kinds of learning, and strategies for the achievement of objectives. Requires clinical observations. This course includes a significant writing component.
A study of the physical, mental, emotional, and social development of an individual from conception to death. More emphasis will be given to development through early adulthood. It is recommended that General Psychology be taken prior to this course. Same as FAM 310.
A study of basic experimental research design in psychology. The course includes a significant writing component.
A study of the psychology of the individual related to the development of social behavior. Emphasis is placed upon personality development and the interaction between the individual and the group. Prerequisites: PSY 210 General Psychology or SOC 241 General Sociology.
A study of how the applications and findings of experimental psychology are related to the learning situation. Prerequisites: PSY 210 General Psychology and three additional hours of psychology courses.
A study of the basic principles of data analysis and statistics as applied to the Behavioral Sciences. The conceptual understanding of analysis and its relation to research design will be emphasized through the examination of psychological literature. Prerequisite: PSY 311 Experimental Psychology I.
An exploration of the range of various forensic-related psychological theories involving crime and crime causation due to mental illness. This course specifically addresses how psychologists impact research, practice and policies in criminal law and in the criminal justice system. Prerequisite: PSY 218 Abnormal Psychology.
A study of the development of organizations and the psychological implications. This course also examines the reaction of individuals in various situations.
A study of the principles, techniques, and procedures employed in personal and family counseling. Same as FAM 408.
A study of the theory, techniques and characteristics of psychological assessment including various tests of human achievement, ability, aptitude, interests, and personality characteristics. It is highly recommended Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences be taken prior to this course. Prerequisites: Nine hours of upper-division psychology.
A survey of the scientific and philosophical antecedents of modern psychology. Prerequisites: nine hours of upper-division psychology.
A study of the nervous system and other physiological correlates of behavior. Prerequisites: PSY 210 General Psychology and three additional hours of psychology courses.
A study of the major areas of psychology with theoretical problems and their implications. Prerequisites: PSY 311 Research Methods, 90 hours, and a declared major in psychology.
A study of crime, causes, juvenile delinquency, court systems, correctional institutions, and parole and release systems.
An introduction to the general principles of sociology, giving a broad perspective of the nature of society and its problems in terms of social institutions, forces, and changes.
An examination of contemporary problems in modern society. Prerequisite: SOC 241 General Sociology.
An introduction to social and cultural aspects of aging in contemporary society. Demographics of an aging population and basic theories of aging will be introduced. Types of problems encountered by older adults will be discussed.
A study of the origin, nature, and diffusion of culture, giving attention to identity, goals, and social problems of subcultures. Prerequisite: SOC 241 General Sociology.
An introduction to the social work profession. This course provides for a survey of the field of social work with attention directed to social service programs and opportunities for social work practice.
A study of generalist social work practice as a creative blending of professional values, knowledge, and skills. This course introduces the generalist intervention model for practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. This course emphasizes a theoretical and conceptual understanding of generalist social work practice. This course recognizes the diversity of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities, due in part, to the differences in values, cultural backgrounds, and socio-cultural risks and opportunities. It also recognizes that individuals and the systems of which they are a part relate in ways that provide the context for growth and problem solving. Prerequisite: SWK 150 Introduction to Social Work.
A study of a people-in-systems theoretical orientation for knowledge and understanding of human behavior in the social environment. The student will be introduced to a range of concepts that relate to human development and diversity within social systems from childhood to adolescence and which will be useful to the assessment of and intervention with people/system problems as they are encountered in social work practice. Same as SOC 251.
An exploration of the processes of human development and changes from adulthood through aging. The student will analyze these developmental periods in terms of major intrapersonal, interpersonal, cultural, and societal systems. An emphasis is placed on policies, programs, and services for the aging. Prerequisite: SWK 251 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I: Childhood and Adolescence. Same as SOC 252.
An overview of the multiple fields in social work practice. This course gives the beginning social work student an opportunity to be exposed to social work practice within a community agency. Professionals from diverse areas of practice will address students about their work, clientele served, and the values, knowledge, and skills required.
A study of oral and written communication in professional social work practice. This course emphasizes interviewing skills and the organization of written information. This course includes a significant writing component. Prerequisite: SWK 150 Introduction to Social Work. Co-requisite: SWK 250 Social Work Practice I.
A study of the integration of the creative arts with traditional therapeutic approaches. The course emphasizes art, music, play, movement and bibliotherapeutic techniques. Same as FAM 320.
An overview of crisis theory and appropriate interventions for responding to clients in crisis. Crisis interventions addressed include: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, suicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, violent behavior in the work place, terrorist attacks, and hostage crises.
An in-depth exposure to child welfare services in America. The historical development of this specialized area of social work will be explored, as well as the scope of services included under child welfare. Specific techniques used in working with children will be studied.
An exploration of generalist practice skills in child welfare. The course will introduce students to topics and strategies needed to organize, conduct, and maintain their social work practice in the public child-welfare setting. Major topics in the course include: personal, professional, and societal response to children at risk; assessment of families with child welfare issues; and treatment strategies utilized with traumatized children.
A study of social work processes and problem-solving skills as they create a generalist model for practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. This course emphasizes the needs and conditions of individuals and families within the environment and ways to remediate and/or prevent people-in-system problems using the processes of generalist practice: assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, and termination. Prerequisites: SWK 250 Foundations of Social Work Practice.
A continued study of social work processes and problem-solving skills as they create a generalist model for practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. This course emphasizes the values, knowledge, and generalist skills necessary to work with groups, organizations, and communities to facilitate problem-solving and planned change. Prerequisites: SWK 351 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families.
A study of social welfare policies and services both from historical and current perspectives. Attention is given to the relationship between societal values and philosophical approaches to social welfare policies and planning. This course includes a significant writing component.
A presentation of frameworks for analyzing social welfare policies and a study of administration and management of social welfare programs from theoretical and practical perspectives. Attention is given to organizational structures and processes. Prerequisite: SWK 361 Social Welfare Policies and Services I.
An introduction to research methodology as applied to social problems and human behavior. Emphasis is on problem formulation, development of research design, instrument construction, and basic sampling techniques. Same as SOC 405.
A continuation of SWK 405. Emphasis on data collection, analysis, inferential statistics, and report writing. Prerequisite: SWK 405 Methods of Social and Behavioral Research I. This course includes a significant writing component. Same as SOC 406. Lab required.
An examination of social work assessment and intervention strategies which promote awareness and skill for working with variations among human beings, such as those suffering from physical, mental, economic, religious, or social problems. The course emphasizes a need for sensitivity to human diversity and strategies to promote social and economic justice for populations-at-risk of discrimination, oppression, or abuse. Prerequisites: SWK 250 Social Work Practice I, SWK 351 Social Work Practice II, and SWK 352 Social Work Practice III.
Review of major course work and the current social work practice scene. Emphasis is placed on the student pursuing major career interests and on preparation of the senior Social Work Practicum. This course should be taken the summer before the senior Social Work Practicum. Prerequisites: SWK 352 Social Work Practic III, SWK362 Social Welfare Policies and Services II, and SWK 406 Methods of Social and Behavioral Research II.
A professional field experience under the supervision of an experienced professional, carefully selected and approved by the University. Placement possibilities include public welfare, mental health, recreational, and community services. A minimum of 400 clock hours of field activity are required. Prerequisites: SWK 454 Seminar in Social Work Practice and admission to the program.
An in-depth study of an area of special interest relating to the criminal justice system. Prerequisite: CJU 410 Criminal Justice Theories.
A critique of death and dying in contemporary North America. Themes include the death system, care of the dying and bereaved, attachment theory, normal and complicated grief, factors influencing the grief reaction, funerals, children and death, suicide, and ethical issues faced by service providers.
An exploration of parapsychological phenomena. The study will include extrasensory perception, psychics, astrology, and other topics in parapsychology. An analysis of scientifically-based evidence offered to support parapsychological claims.
An examination of the representation of psychology in film, television, and the media, including psychopathology and its treatment. Attention will be given to the impact of media on society's perception of mental illness. Students will be expected to explore their own beliefs about mental illness through writing and discussion. Prerequisite: PSY 210 General Psychology is recommended.
A study of the place of sport in American culture. Sport will be studied from the perspective os sociology. Same as KIN 299I/399I.
An examination of the causes and effects of stress on the body. Different physical and mental methods to cope with unhealthy stress will be demonstrated. Diet and its effect on stress will be discussed. Same as SWK 299A/399A and PSY 299G/399G.
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