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HDFS majors have the opportunity to specialize their degree requirements by taking Supporting Courses. Supporting courses should be selected in consultation with their HDFS adviser to help students explore their interests, specialize their degrees, complete a minor, or complete pre-requisites for graduate school. We provide students with lists of recommended Supporting Courses for particular career paths, like social work, counseling, occupational therapy, and policy.

Because HDFS students have many interests, a lot of courses are pre-approved as Supporting Courses for the major.

  • All HDFS courses may be used to fill supporting course requirements.
  • All psychology and sociology courses are pre-approved as supporting courses.
  • The courses listed below have been pre-approved by the HDFS department to fulfill the Supporting Course requirement. This list may also help students who are still exploring their interests identify courses that interest them.
  • In addition, students may request that a course related to their minor or aligned with their career interests count toward their Supporting Course requirement. Students should talk with their HDFS adviser about how to make these requests.

Please note: Some of the courses on this list have pre-requisites. The HDFS department does not control access to courses in other departments. In addition, students should check with their adviser to be sure they are taking Supporting Courses at the correct level (any level or 400-level) to meet their degree requirements.

Business and human resources

These courses support academic studies in business management, human resources, workplace ethics, and finance.

ACCTG 211: Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making icon-olus-circle

 Introduction to the role of accounting numbers in the process of managing a business and investor decision making

B A 242: Social and Ethical Environment of Business icon-olus-circle

Explore the social and ethical environment of business and ethical decision making in a business context

B A 250: Small Business Management icon-olus-circle

Analysis of problems of the small firm, particularly for the student who wishes to venture into business

CAS 252: Business and Professional Communication icon-olus-circle

Interviewing, briefing, conferring, and decision making; analyzing and evaluating formal and informal patterns of communication in organizations

CAS 283: Communication and Information Technology 1 icon-olus-circle

Introduction to communication technology and information management

CAS 352: Organizational Communication icon-olus-circle

Examines the function and structure of communication in both formal and informal situations

CAS 404: Conflict Resolution and Negotiation icon-olus-circle

Theories and strategies important for conceptualizing, developing, and managing conflict negotiation, mediation, and third-party intervention

CED 417: Power, Conflict, and Community Decision Making icon-olus-circle

Impact of institutions on human interdependence and behavior, the structure of power, and community decision making and public policy

CMPSC 101: Introduction to C++ Programming icon-olus-circle

Properties of algorithms, languages, and notations for describing algorithms, applications of a procedure-oriented language to problem solving

CMPSC 203: Introduction to Spreadsheets and Databases icon-olus-circle

Design, use, and programming of spreadsheets and data bases with applications from a range of disciplines

COMM 370: Public Relations icon-olus-circle

Public understanding of organizations and institutions; identification and analysis of public; media relations; public relations practice

ECON 102: Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy icon-olus-circle

Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution

ECON 104: Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy icon-olus-circle

National income measurement; aggregate economic models; money and income; policy problems

ECON 315: Labor Economics icon-olus-circle

Economic analysis of employment, earnings, and the labor market; labor relations; related government policies

FIN 100: Introduction to Finance icon-olus-circle

Nature, scope, and interdependence of the institutional and individual participants in the financial system

FIN 301: Corporation Finance icon-olus-circle

Nature of finance function; risk and return concepts; working capital; dividend policies; mergers; security markets; acquisition and management of corporate capital; analysis of operations, forecasting capital requirements; raising capital; and planning profits

HM 201: Introduction to Management in the Hospitality Industry icon-olus-circle

Introduction to the hospitality industry and hospitality management.

IST 110: Information, People, and Technology icon-olus-circle

The use, analysis and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises.

IST 210: Organization of Data icon-olus-circle

Introduction to concept of databases including the storage, manipulation, evaluation, and display of data and related issues.

LHR (LER) 100: Employment Relations icon-olus-circle

Introductory analysis of the employment relationship and of the interrelated interests of managements, workers, unions, and the public.

LHR (LER) 136: Race, Gender, and Employment icon-olus-circle

Employment relations and legislative and policy responses to labor force issues of racial and gender inequality.

LHR (LER) 201: Employment Relationship: Law and Policy icon-olus-circle

An examination of basic legal principles underlying the employment relationship and their social, political, and economic bases.

LHR (LER) 305: Human Resources Fundamentals icon-olus-circle

Provides an opportunity to understand and apply important concepts concerning human resources in the workplace. Students will learn to think of the issues in the class from both the employees' and organizations' perspectives.


LHR (LER) 401: The Law of Labor-Management Relations icon-olus-circle

Development of Anglo-American law regulating collective bargaining, with emphasis on American labor-management relations under Wagner, Taft-Hartley, and other acts.

LHR (LER) 403 (IL): International Human Resource Studies icon-olus-circle

Course exploring human resource management from an international perspective.&

LHR (LER) 410 / RHS 410: Employment Strategies for People with Disabilities icon-olus-circle

Develop knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to understand and practice effective employment strategies in working with people with disabilities.

LHR (LER) 424: Employment Compensation icon-olus-circle

Development and management of employee compensation systems.

LHR (LER) 425: Employee Benefits icon-olus-circle

The examination of employee benefits programs used by employers to meet the welfare needs of employees and their families.

LHR (LER) 426: Staffing and Training Strategies in Organizations icon-olus-circle

This course focuses on the theory and practice of human resource staffing and training in organizations.

LHR (LER) 435: Labor Relations in the Public Sector icon-olus-circle

Analysis of labor relations problems within different areas of public employment.

LHR (LER) 437: Workplace Dispute Resolution icon-olus-circle

Dispute resolution practices and procedures used in the workplace and employment law settings.

LHR (LER) 444: Occupational Health: Policy and Practice icon-olus-circle

The role of employees, unions, employers, and government in dealing with work-related health issues.

LHR (LER) 460: Human Resources Ethics icon-olus-circle

Ethics of human resources management.

LHR (LER) 468: American Labor Unions icon-olus-circle

Students will examine, debate and gain a fundamental understanding of the current state of the American labor movement.

LHR (LER) 472: Work-Life Practices and Policies icon-olus-circle

Explore the causes and consequences of conflicts between work, family, and other life commitments, and how these may be resolved.

LHR (LER) 480: Current Issues in Human Resources icon-olus-circle

Examines current issues in the field of human resource management, including innovative work schedules, telecommuting, non-traditional office environments, etc.

LHR (LER) 485: The Business Side of Human Resources icon-olus-circle

Students will examine the interface between HR, the business model, and other aspects of the business organization.

MGMT 100: Survey of Management icon-olus-circle

Introduction to organizational factors relevant to management processes, including leadership, motivation, job design, technology, organizational design and environments, systems, change.

MGMT 301: Basic Management Concepts icon-olus-circle

Study of fundamental principles and processes available to the understanding of management. Not available to students who have taken BA 304.

MGMT 341: Human Resource Management icon-olus-circle

Introduction to the strategic planning and implementation of human resource management, including staffing, development, appraisal, and rewards.

MIS 204: Introduction to Business Information Systems icon-olus-circle

Introduction to the use of information systems in business organizations.

RPTM 410: Marketing of Recreation Services icon-olus-circle

Theoretical/practical application of marketing/advertising strategies in the development/delivery of recreation services.

SPAN 420: Spanish for Business and International Trade icon-olus-circle

Introduction to business administration (organizational structure, human resources, marketing, accounting, cross-cultural etiquette, business ethics, etc.) within the context of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures against the backdrop of the global economy.


STAT 100: Statistical Concepts and Reasoning icon-olus-circle

Introduction to the art and science of decision making in the presence of uncertainty.

STAT 200: Elementary Statistics icon-olus-circle

Descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, probability, binomial and normal distributions, statistical inference, linear regression, and correlation.

WMNST 136: Race, Gender, and Employment icon-olus-circle

Employment relations and legislative and policy responses to labor force issues of racial and gender inequality.

WMNST 472: Work-Life Practices and Policies icon-olus-circle

Explore the causes and consequences of conflicts between work, family, and other life commitments, and how these may be resolved.

Education and counseling

These courses support academic studies in education across the lifespan, family dynamics, and counseling services. 

A ED 303: The Visual Arts in Elementary School icon-olus-circle

Basic concepts of current art education theory and practice for the elementary teacher.

ADTED 456: Introduction to Family Literacy icon-olus-circle

Review the main parts of family literacy services and programs that support vulnerable families: adult education, early childhood education, parent education, interactive literacy activities, case management, and collaboration with partners who provide services to families

ADTED 457: Adult Literacy icon-olus-circle

Examines the role of adult education as it pertains to adult learners' needs and their roles as parents, workers, and community members

ADTED 458: Early Literacy Development icon-olus-circle

Examined how children acquire language, reading, and writing skills, as well as how family partnerships between the home and school can further support language and literacy development and children's academic success

ADTED 459: Interactive Literacy: Parents and Children icon-olus-circle

Focuses on the component of family literacy in which the low-literate parents engage in language and literacy development activities with their young children

ADTED 460: Introduction to Adult Education icon-olus-circle

History, methods, agencies, program areas, and problems of adult education in the United States

ADTED 470: Introduction to Distance Education icon-olus-circle

Introduction to the history, philosophy, organizations, learning theories, and instructional procedures used in American and foreign distance education

AEE 450: Program Design and Delivery icon-olus-circle

Principles, methods, and practices of extension education in agriculture, community resource development, family living, environmental affairs, 4-H, and youth programs

CI 185 (GS): Principles of Social Justice in Education icon-olus-circle

Explores the foundations of equity-based educational practices and helps students construct individual working definitions of social justice.

CI 280: Introduction to Teaching English Language Learners icon-olus-circle

Introduction to language, culture, instruction, assessment, and professionalism as they relate to teaching English Language Learners in U.S. schools.

CI 285: Active Engagement for Social Justice in Education icon-olus-circle

Prepares students for pedagogical thinking and active engagement in social justice education in community and school-based contexts.


CI 333: Education and the Student in Recovery icon-olus-circle

Provides a broad exploration of how students accomplish abstinent recovery from Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDS) and other Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) in high-risk environments with the support of Recovery High Schools and Collegiate Recovery Programs.

CN ED 404: Group Procedures in Guidance and Counseling icon-olus-circle

Nature and functioning of groups in educational and agency settings; provides prospective counselors with experience in the group process

CN ED 422: Foundations of Addictions Counseling icon-olus-circle

Study of the fundamental principles of counseling individuals with a wide variety of addictions

ECE 452: Approaches to Contemporary Early Childhood Education Programs icon-olus-circle

Description and analysis of early childhood programs; cycles, trends, progressions in early childhood education

ECE 453: Parent Involvement in Home, Center, and Classroom Instruction icon-olus-circle

Parent involvement, programs, and methodologies that strengthen bonds between home and community for educators of children

ECE 479: The Youth Child's Play as Educative Processes icon-olus-circle

Young child's play as educative processes and uses of materials in curricular settings are examined

EDPSY 406: Learning and Instruction icon-olus-circle

Psychology of human learning applied toward the achievement of educational goals; evaluation of learning outcomes

EDPSY 421: Learning Processes in Relation to Educational Practices icon-olus-circle

Introduction to the empirical study of variables and conditions that influence school learning

EDTEC 462: Coordinating Technology Use in Education icon-olus-circle

Skills and knowledge needed to direct the use of learning technologies in educational settings

INSYS 100: World Technologies and Learning icon-olus-circle

This course examines the impact of learning technologies from email to online learning on world cultures from a socio-technical perspective.

INSYS 433: Teaching and Learning Online in K-12 Settings icon-olus-circle

Explores uses of online technologies for K-12 settings including cyber-charter and blended settings.

RHS 300: Introduction to Rehabilitation and Human Services icon-olus-circle

Disability, public and private rehabilitation agencies, case management; resources for training; observations in rehabilitation settings.

RHS 301: Introduction to Counseling as a Profession icon-olus-circle

Overview of the counseling theories that are often used in human service and rehabilitation practices.

RHS 302: Client Assessment in Rehabilitation and Human Services icon-olus-circle

Provides a practical understanding and skills to utilize assessment in the helping process.

RHS 303: Group Work in Rehabilitation Practice and Human Services icon-olus-circle

An overview of essential elements and dynamics for conducting groups and various team-related activities will be the major focus.

RHS 400W: Case Management and Communication Skills icon-olus-circle

Principles and practices of obtaining, recording, evaluating, and utilizing case data in rehabilitation planning; implementation of rehabilitation plans.

RHS 401: Community Mental Health Practice and Services icon-olus-circle

Community mental health roles, historical points, current trends, and ethical standards; funding and impact on service provision.

RHS 402: Children and Families in Rehabilitation Settings and Human Services icon-olus-circle

Contemporary family issues, child development, legal considerations, cultural and familial factors within rehabilitation and human services practice will be addressed.

SOCW 195: Introduction to Social Work with Field Hours icon-olus-circle

Provides an introduction to the social work profession through a historical, ethical and value-based exploration within a transcultural perspective.


SOCW 300: Social Work Methods - Individuals icon-olus-circle

Provides an introduction on client engagement, assessment, goal setting, intervention and termination processes in challenging practice environments and within a multicultural perspective.


SOCW 301: Social Work Methods - Groups icon-olus-circle

Introduces students to the importance of group work with a variety of client populations as well as provide a foundation in group work theories, modalities and facilitation.

SOCW 302: Social Work Methods - Families icon-olus-circle

Introduces students to the importance of work with families and to provide a foundational platform from which to practice.


SPLED 400: Inclusive Special Ed Foundation: Legal, Characteristics, Collaboration, Assessment, and Management icon-olus-circle

Legal issues, learner characteristics, collaboration skills, assessment, and behavior management related to educating students with disability in inclusive settings.

SPLED 461: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Issues and Concerns icon-olus-circle

Course information centers on working with individuals having Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) in educational and related settings.

SPLED 462: Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis icon-olus-circle

Course content will include an overview of basic principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and elements of empiricism and ethics in educational settings.

SPLED 463: Communication and Social Competence icon-olus-circle

Content includes an overview of the deficits in the area of speech, language, and communication across the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

WF ED 001: Education for Work: Trends and Issues icon-olus-circle

Overview of the history and philosophies of education for employment, current issues, and school to work transition system.

Health and health sciences

These courses support academic studies in general health, health disparities, child maltreatment, and health administration and organization.

ANTH 176 (GS/IL): Sex and Gender: A biosocial and comparative perspective icon-olus-circle

This course approaches the topic of sex and gender using an interactionist perspective: biological sex is an evolutionary adaptation, and gender is an adaptive social construction, and the two interact and mutually constrain one another.

ANTH 216: Sex and Evolution icon-olus-circle

Introduction to evolutionary theory and its application to understanding human sexuality and sex differences.

ANTH 218: Genes, Evolution, and Behavior icon-olus-circle

Explores how genes influence our traits and how our traits evolve, with special emphasis on behavior.


BBH 101: Introduction to Biobehavioral Health icon-olus-circle

Interdisciplinary study of health, examining the interaction of biological processes and behavior on health

BBH 119: Behavior, Health, and Disease icon-olus-circle

Principles of health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment of acute and chronic illness, designed for non-BBH majors

BBH 146: Introduction to Health and Human Sexuality icon-olus-circle

Examination of human sexuality as it relates to health

BBH 251: Straight Talks 1: Advanced Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity Peer Education icon-olus-circle

Exploration of social justice issues, diversity leadership, and group facilitation skills related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally issues

BBH / AF AM 302: Diversity and Health icon-olus-circle

Examine the relationship of diverse personal and sociocultural factors to health, like socioeconomic class, race-ethnicity, gender, age, and sexual orientation

BBH 315: Gender and Biobehavioral Health icon-olus-circle

Interdisciplinary study of gender, examining the interaction of biological, behavioral, and sociocultural factors on health differentials throughout the lifespan

BBH 446: Human Sexuality as a Health Concern icon-olus-circle

Examination of human sexuality as a integral part of basic health education and health care for persons of all ages

BBH 451: Pharmacological Influences on Health icon-olus-circle

Biological and behavioral aspects of therapeutic and recreational drug use and misuse, and their relationships to health

BBH 452 / WMNST 452: Women's Health Issues icon-olus-circle

Exploration of major health issues concerning women today, with an emphasis on social, cultural, and medical influences

BBH 458: Critical Issues in Reproduction icon-olus-circle

Examination and analysis of the new reproductive technologies from the standpoint of medical ethics, feminism, and sociocultural influences

BI SC 004: Human Body: Form and Function icon-olus-circle

General survey of structure and function, from conception, through growth and reproduction, to death

BIOL 133: Genetics and Evolution of the Human Species icon-olus-circle

Human heredity and evolution, individual and social implications.

BIOL 155: Introduction to the Biology of Aging icon-olus-circle

Examination of human aging from a biological perspective, including population demographics, physiological and pathological changes, and healthy lifestyles

BIOL 177: Biology of Sex icon-olus-circle

Basic structure and function of the human reproductive system. Physiology of gametogenesis, fertilization, contraception, gestation, parturition, lactation, and sexual behavior.

CMAS 258: Intro to Child Maltreatment and Advocacy Studies icon-olus-circle

Introduction to the multidisciplinary field of child maltreatment

CMAS 465: Child Maltreatment: Prevention and Treatment icon-olus-circle

Advanced examination in approaches for preventing child maltreatment and treating its consequences

CMAS / NURS 466: Systems and Community Responses icon-olus-circle

Exploration of the multidisciplinary response to child maltreatment

CMAS / EDPSY 493: Child Maltreatment and Advocacy Studies Capstone icon-olus-circle

Capstone experience for students enrolled in the Child Maltreatment and Advocacy Studies Minor

CSD 146: Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders icon-olus-circle

Classification of speech, language, and hearing disorders, diagnostic and treatment procedures; skills and responsibilities of the speech-language pathologist and audiologist.

CSD 269: Deaf Culture icon-olus-circle

Explore the economic, social, psychological, and political aspects of the deaf culture and its interaction with the majority hearing culture.

EDPSY 406: Applied Statistical Inference for the Behavioral Sciences icon-olus-circle

Common techniques (parametric) covered through two-factor analysis of variance (independent samples); hypothesis testing, confidence interval, power, robustness; MINITAB frequently used

EDPSY 450: Principles of Measurement icon-olus-circle

Scale transformation, norms, standardization, validation procedures, estimation of reliability

HPA 057: Consumer Choices in Health Care icon-olus-circle

Introduction to consumers' role in health-care decisions, including health benefits, physician and hospital choice, and end-of-life choices.

HPA 101: Introduction to Health Services Organization icon-olus-circle

Examination of the social, political, historic, and scientific factors in the development and organization of health services.

HPA 310: Health Care and Medical Needs icon-olus-circle

Health care from an individual, family, and community standpoint illustrated with specific diseases and health problems.

HPA 331: Health Systems Management icon-olus-circle

Introduction to and analysis of managerial roles and practices in health service organizations.

HPA 410: Principles of Public Health Administration icon-olus-circle

The rationale for, and the patterns of, public health service at all levels of government in the United States.

HPA 433: Administration of Hospital and Health Service Systems icon-olus-circle

Analysis of administrative structures and interorganizational arrangements among hospitals and other health care organizations.

HPA 442: Long-term Care Management icon-olus-circle

Management and policy issues for institutional, community, and home settings for chronic care services.

HPA 455: Strategic Planning and Marketing for Health Services icon-olus-circle

Introduction to principles and methods of strategic planning and marketing.

HPA 460: Human Resource Management in Health Care icon-olus-circle

Foundations of human resource management applied to health care organizations, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community health organizations.

KINES 082: Action Methods for Stress Management icon-olus-circle

Achieving wellness by studying the effects of stressors on systems of the body and effectiveness of activity to relieve stress.

KINES 203: Medical Terminology for Allied Health Professionals icon-olus-circle

Comprehensive review of terms related to functions, disorders, diagnosis, and treatment of body systems related to physical activity and movement.

KINES 445: Alcohol and Drug Education icon-olus-circle

Principles of integration and coordination of alcohol and drug education programs for health education and other health related professions.

KINES 481W: Scientific Basis of Exercise for Older Adults icon-olus-circle

Study of age-associated physical changes and the effects of exercise on the aging process.

NURS 245: Violence and its Impact on Society icon-olus-circle

Interdisciplinary discussion of violence, its perpetrators, victims and its impact on society as well as possible solutions for violence reduction.

NURS 401: Concepts of Health icon-olus-circle

Exploration of current and ancient concepts of health and their respective modes of intervention.

NURS 407: Drugs of Abuse and Mental Health Issues icon-olus-circle

Examines the health care needs across the lifespan of clients who have an alcohol or other drug disorder.

NURS 452: Women's Health Issues icon-olus-circle

Exploration of major health issues concerning women today, with an emphasis on social, cultural, and medical influences.

NURS 464: Dying and Death icon-olus-circle

Explores attitudes toward death and dying; concept of grief; responsibilities to the dying person and the family.

NUTR 119: Elementary Foods icon-olus-circle

Basic principles and fundamental processes underlying food preparation. For non-nutrition majors only.

NUTR 251: Introductory Principles of Nutrition icon-olus-circle

The nutrients: food sources and physiological functions as related to human growth and well-being throughout life; current nutrition issues. Students who have passed NUTR 151 may not schedule this course.

NUTR 360: Disseminating Nutrition Information icon-olus-circle

Theory and practice of providing nutrition information across the lifespan. Open only to Health and Human Development majors.

NUTR 361: Community Nutrition icon-olus-circle

Programs and policies of nutrition-related activities of community agencies; factors pertinent to nutrition education; relationship of cultural and social identity to foods and nutrition.

NUTR 421: Food Culture and Health Trends icon-olus-circle

Social-political, historic, and geographic roots of food patterns, featuring specific cuisine areas and nutritional disease patterns; includes foods laboratory.

RHS 100: Introduction to Disability Culture icon-olus-circle

Social and cultural contexts of disability on both a micro and macro levels will be examined.

RHS 403: Medical Aspects of Disability icon-olus-circle

Common disabling illnesses, injuries, and congenital defects; their symptomatology, prognosis, and treatment; implications for personal, social, and vocational adjustment.

RPTM 277: Recreation for Persons with Disabilities / Inclusive Leisure Services icon-olus-circle

Encouragement of appreciation for cultural experiences, disability-related characteristics, and recreation pursuits among persons with disabilities.

WMNST 458: Critical Issues in Reproduction icon-olus-circle

Examination and analysis of the new reproductive technologies from the standpoint of medical ethics, feminism, and sociocultural influences.


These courses support academic studies in various humanities and liberal arts disciplines, including U.S. and international cultures, sociology, women's studies, and languages.

AF AM 100: Evolving Status of Blacks in the 20th Century icon-olus-circle

Interdisciplinary, team-taught exploration of the evolving status of Black Americans in the twentieth century, with an emphasis on the civil rights movement

AF AM 101: African American Women icon-olus-circle

The sociological, historical, and political experiences of African American women, their roles and contributions to society

AF AM 102: Women of Color: Cross-Cultural Perspectives icon-olus-circle

Global examination of value systems of women of color, with an attention to minority ethnic groups in the United States and developing countries

AF AM 103: Racism and Sexism icon-olus-circle

Critical analysis of the structure of race and gender in the contemporary United States

AF AM 409: Racial and Ethnic Inequality in America icon-olus-circle

Impact of inequality and discrimination on individual and group identity among various racial and ethnic groups

AF AM 410: Spirit, Space, Survival: Contemporary Black Women icon-olus-circle

How recent Black women have used spirit and space to survive

AF AM 422: Contemporary African American Communication icon-olus-circle

Focused study on the continuities between African and African American culture and communication

AN SC: Pets in Society icon-olus-circle

Introduction to the varied roles that companion animals play in human society and their impact on human activity and well-being

AYFCE 438: Living in an Increasingly Diverse Society icon-olus-circle

Explore selected dimensions of diversity through lecture, discussion, speakers, active participation, and experiential learning

BIOL 169N/PSYCH 169N: What it means to be human icon-olus-circle

Investigate the distinctiveness of Homo sapiens, using fossil and non-human animal comparisons to highlight how modern humans are both similar to and different from other species. Basic elements from the fields of biology, genetics, anatomy, physiology, ecology, cognition, neuroscience, social psychology, and anthropology will be integrated.

CAS 405: Family Communication Theory and Research icon-olus-circle

Explore the nature and functions of communication in family life; emphasis on meaning, patterns, and styles of family communication

CAS 422: Contemporary African American Communication icon-olus-circle

Focused study on the continuities between African and African American culture and communication

CAS 455: Gender Roles in Communication icon-olus-circle

Explore the literature on gender research in the discipline of human communication

CED 420: Women in Developing Countries icon-olus-circle

Analysis of women's work, experiences, and development policies and practices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

COMM 250: Film History and Theory icon-olus-circle

Exploration of film theory and criticism in the context of aesthetic, technological, and economic evolution of film history

ENGL 462: Reading Black, Reading Feminist icon-olus-circle

Female identity and its construction in textual representations of gender, class, color, and cultural difference in English-language literatures

ENGL 478: Grant Writing icon-olus-circle

A successful grant-writer achieves confidence with hands-on, practice-confidence earned from mastering the underlying principles of effective research and outreach; feasible and complete content-generation; and the writing of precise, clear, audience-centered prose.

FR 001: Elementary French I icon-olus-circle

Grammar, with reading and writing of simple French; oral and aural work stressed; students who have received high school credit for two or more years of French may not schedule this course for credit without the permission of the department

FR 002: Elementary French II icon-olus-circle

Grammar and reading continued; oral and aural phases progressively increased; students who have received high school credit for four years of French may not schedule this course for credit without the permission of the department

FR 003: Intermediate French icon-olus-circle

Grammar, reading, composition, oral and aural exercises

GEOG 160: Mapping our World icon-olus-circle

Fundamental concepts of GIS, cartography, remote sensing, and GPS in the context of environmental and social problems.

GEOG 436: Ecology, Economy, and Society icon-olus-circle

Analyses of major themes in ecology and economic development, poverty- alleviation, and sustainability.

HIST 116: Family and Sex Roles in Modern History icon-olus-circle

Historical perspectives on the Western family since 1500: gender roles, marriage, sexuality, child rearing, and old age; emphasis on United States.

HIST 466: Lesbian and Gay History icon-olus-circle

Critical exploration of the history of sexuality, focusing especially on the emergence of modern lesbian and gay identities.

IT 001: Elementary Italian I icon-olus-circle

For beginners. Grammar, with reading and writing of simple Italian; oral and aural work stressed.

IT 002: Elementary Italian II icon-olus-circle

Grammar and reading continued; oral and aural phrases progressively increased; composition.

IT 003: Intermediate Italian icon-olus-circle

Advanced grammar; oral and written composition; reading of modern authors; Italian life and culture.

PHIL 009: Philosophy, Race, and Diversity icon-olus-circle

Critically examines the significance of race and cultural diversity for, and in, understandings of reality, knowledge, truth, morality, and justice.

PHIL 010: Critical Thinking icon-olus-circle

Discussion of the validity, soundness, and fallacies of everyday language use and reasoning; informal logic; and manipulative arguments and propaganda.

PHIL 012: Symbolic Logic icon-olus-circle

Formal logical structures of propositions and arguments; mechanical tests and proof techniques for logically necessary truth and deductive validity.

PHIL 014: Philosophy of Love and Sex icon-olus-circle

Explores Western theories and attitudes concerning intimacy and examines various ethical issues involving love and sex.

PSYCH 100: Introductory Psychology icon-olus-circle

Introduction to general psychology, principles of human behavior, and their applications.

Any PSYCH 200-, 300-level course icon-olus-circle
Any PSYCH 400-level course icon-olus-circle

Any PSYCH 400-level course in research, special topics, etc.

R SOC 011: Introductory Rural Sociology icon-olus-circle

>Basic sociological concepts applied to rural societal institutions and rural communities; causes and consequences of rural social change.

R SOC 420: Women in Developing Countries icon-olus-circle

Analysis of women's work, experiences, and development policies and practices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

R SOC 452: Rural Organization icon-olus-circle

Social organization and change in rural communities; use of sociological principles in analysis of rural problems and rural development.

RL ST 137: Women and Religion icon-olus-circle

Jewish and Christian religious views on womanhood; thought and lives of important religious women; and feminist understandings of these.

RPTM 120: Leisure and Human Behavior icon-olus-circle

Leisure from historical and contemporary perspectives, including forces shaping leisure behavior, and relationships among leisure, the environment, and social institutions.

Any SOC 100-, 200-, or 300-level course icon-olus-circle
Any SOC 400-level course icon-olus-circle
SPAN 001: Elementary Spanish I icon-olus-circle

Audio-lingual approach to basic Spanish; writing. Students who have received high school credit for two or more years of Spanish may not schedule this course for credit, without the permission of the department.

SPAN 002: Elementary Spanish II icon-olus-circle

Audio-lingual approach to basic Spanish continued; writing. Students who have received high school credit for four years of Spanish may not schedule this course for credit, without the permission of the department.

SPAN 003: Intermediate Spanish icon-olus-circle

Audio-lingual review of structure, writing, and reading.

SPAN 010: Intensive Spanish icon-olus-circle

Basic Spanish grammar, oral, aural, and writing skills (equivalent to SPAN 001 and first half of SPAN 002).

SPAN 020: Intensive Spanish icon-olus-circle

Basic and intermediate Spanish grammar, oral, aural, and writing skills (equivalent to second half of SPAN 002 and all of SPAN 003).

SPAN 100: Intermediate Grammar and Composition icon-olus-circle

An intermediate level grammar review that also incorporates directed and original composition exercises.

SPAN 110: Intermediate Conversation icon-olus-circle

Practice in oral expression in Spanish, with emphasis on aural comprehension, idiomatic usage, and fluency. Use of journalistic materials.

SPAN 200: Intensive Grammar and Composition icon-olus-circle

Intensive grammar review and composition.

SPAN 305: Spanish for Social Services icon-olus-circle

Practical Spanish for social workers, medical personnel, law enforcement officers, etc.; emphasis on Puerto Rican vocabulary, idiom, and pronunciation.

SPAN 412: Translation icon-olus-circle

Techniques of written translation from Spanish to English and vice versa, particularly for business, literature, and social work.

WMNST 100: Introduction to Women's Studies icon-olus-circle

Interdisciplinary consideration of the scholarly theories and research pertaining to women's experiences and women's status in contemporary American society.

WMNST 101: The African American Woman icon-olus-circle

The sociological, historical and political experiences of African American women, their roles and contributions to society.

WMNST 102: Women of Color: Cross-Cultural Perspective icon-olus-circle

Global examination of value systems of women of color; attention to minority ethnic groups in the United States and developing countries.

WMNST 103: Racism and Sexism icon-olus-circle

Critical analysis of the structure of race and gender inequality in the contemporary United States.

WMNST 106: Representing Women and Gender in Literature, Art, and Popular Cultures icon-olus-circle

Interdisciplinary consideration of primary works and scholarship pertaining to women in the humanities and the arts.

WMNST 110: Sociology of Gender icon-olus-circle

Changing sex role expectations and behavior for men and women in contemporary society.

WMNST 116: Family and Sex Roles in Modern History icon-olus-circle

Historical perspectives on the Western family since 1500: gender roles, marriage, sexuality, child rearing, and old age; emphasis on United States.

WMNST 202: Gender Dynamics in Africa icon-olus-circle

Critical analysis of multidisciplinary research on relations between men and women in Africa and critique of Western feminist theories.

WMNST 205: Women, Minorities, and the Media icon-olus-circle

Analysis of historical, economic, legal, political, and social implications of the relationship between women, minorities, and the mass media.

WMNST 250: Sexual Identity Over the Lifespan icon-olus-circle

Concepts of affectional and sexual orientation over lifespan, with emphasis on lesbian and gay male personal, family, and community adaptation.

WMNST 300: Latina Feminisms icon-olus-circle

This course examines the historical development, theoretical premises, and political, social, and artistic contributions of Latina feminisms in the United States.

WMNST 301: Introduction to Feminist Thought icon-olus-circle

An interdisciplinary survey of historical and contemporary feminist theories in both the United States and international contexts.

WMNST 364: Black and White Sexuality icon-olus-circle

This course explains how narrow ways of thinking limit our understanding of the diverse expressions of human sexuality.

WMNST 400: Debates in Contemporary Feminism icon-olus-circle

Consideration of feminist theories of women's experience in transforming understanding, re-conceptualizing old problems, raising new ones, and expanding traditional disciplines.

WMNST 420: Women in Developing Countries icon-olus-circle

Analysis of women's work, experiences, and development policies and practices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

WMNST 423: Sexual and Domestic Violence icon-olus-circle

Legal, sociological, and psychological perspectives of sexual and domestic violence.

WMNST 455: Gender Roles in Communication icon-olus-circle

Explores the literature on gender research in the discipline of human communication.

WMNST 462: Reading Black, Reading Feminist icon-olus-circle

Female identity and its construction in textual representations of gender, class, color, and cultural difference in English-language literatures.

WMNST 466: Lesbian and Gay History icon-olus-circle

Critical exploration of the history of sexuality, focusing especially on the emergence of modern lesbian and gay identities.

Law and public policy

These courses support academic study in law, public policy, and criminology. 

B A 241: Legal Environment of Business icon-olus-circle

Examine the legal system's role and impact regarding business transactions, liability issues, and ownership of intellectual property

B LAW 243: Legal Environment of Business icon-olus-circle

Social control through law: courts, basic policies underlying individual and contractual rights in everyday society

COMM 403: Law of Mass Communications icon-olus-circle

Nature and theories of law; the Supreme Court and press freedom; legal problems of the mass media.

COMM 409: News Media Ethics icon-olus-circle

Ethical problems in the practice of journalism; principal public criticisms of news media; case study approach

CRIM 012: Criminology icon-olus-circle

Explanations and measurements of crime; criminal law; characteristics of criminals and victims; violent property, white-collar, organized, and sexual crimes

CRIM 100: Introduction to Criminal Justice icon-olus-circle

Overview of the criminal justice system, including legal foundations, processing and correction of offenders, extent and types of crime, victims

CRIM 113: Introduction to Law icon-olus-circle

Introduction to law in society with a focus on criminal law, judicial code, laws of sentencing and corrections, ciminal procedure

CRIM 406: Sociology of Deviance icon-olus-circle

Theory and research concerning behaviors and lifestyles viewed as significant departures from a group's normative expectations

CRIM 421: Violent Crime icon-olus-circle

Examine the nature and causes of violence through several theoretical perspectives, including biological, psychological, social, and cultural

CRIM 422: Victimization icon-olus-circle

Examine the history, how victimization is measured/studied in social sciences, and public policy implications of victimization movement in U.S.

CRIM 423: Sexual and Domestic Violence icon-olus-circle

Examines the history, how victimization is measured/studied in social sciences, public policy implications of victimization movement in U.S.

CRIM 441: Delinquency and Juvenile Justice icon-olus-circle

Examine delinquency and the juvenile justice system, including delinquency's nature, causes, and prevention and the processing of juveniles

CRIM 451: Race, Crime, and Justice icon-olus-circle

Focus on the significance of race, class, and ethnicity to criminal justice processing and criminal offending

CRIM 453 / WMNST 453: Women and the Criminal Justice System icon-olus-circle

Focuses on the experience of women as offenders, victims, and professionals in the criminal justice system

CRIM 467: Law and Society icon-olus-circle

Study the social origins of law and legal systems, occupational careers, and decision-making of legal officials

CRIM 482: Criminal Justice Agency Administration icon-olus-circle

Relates organizational and public policy management approaches to police, courts, and correctional institutions

CRIMJ 220: Courts and the Prosecution Process icon-olus-circle

Purpose and function of criminal courts in society, organization, jurisdiction and staffing; prosecution, adjudication, and sentencing of offenders

CRIMJ 230: Corrections in America icon-olus-circle

Punishment and treatment of sentenced offenders, correctional institution organization, staffing, inmates, and subcultures

CRIMJ 430: Alternatives to Incarceration icon-olus-circle

Control and treatment of offenders in the community, probation and parole organizations, diversion programs, innovative sentences, supervision techniques

PLSC 001: Introduction to American National Government icon-olus-circle

Introduction to development and nature of American political culture, constitutional/structural arrangements, electoral/policy processes; sources of conflict and consensus.

PLSC 110: Rights in America icon-olus-circle

This course explores the historical and contemporary struggles of particular groups within American society to expand their rights.

PLSC 490: Policy Making and Evaluation icon-olus-circle

Advanced analysis of public policy, emphasizing policy evaluation and the factors that determine policy success and failure.

Leadership and community engagement

These courses support academic studies in leadership development, communication, and community engagement.

AEE 360: Leadership Development for Small Groups icon-olus-circle

Learn about leadership dynamics in small groups and how to be more influential in work settings

AEE 460: Foundation in Leadership Development icon-olus-circle

Explore historical and contemporary leadership theories, models and perspectives within social, cross-cultural, and political contexts.

AEE 465: Leadership Practices: Power, Influences, and Impact icon-olus-circle

Explore the leader role as it relates to issues of purpose, social responsibility, political influences, and legal constraints

CAS 202: Introduction to Communication Theory icon-olus-circle

Survey of human communication studies in relational, interpersonal, group, organization, intercultural, health, technology and communication systems

CAS 203: Interpersonal Communication icon-olus-circle

Exploration of competent communication and the skills necessary to manage personal and professional relationships

CAS 222: Foundation: Civic and Community Engagement icon-olus-circle

Conceptual foundations of public scholarship and orientation to contemporary themes and issues in civic and community engagement

CAS 250: Small Group Communication icon-olus-circle

Skill development in the areas of group discussion, leadership, and teamwork

CAS 271: Intercultural Communication icon-olus-circle

Focus on topics such as language, identity, prejudice, and intergroup relations on a domestic/ international level

CAS 471: Intercultural Communication Theory and Research icon-olus-circle

Intercultural and cross-cultural communication research theory and practice as applied within and across national boundaries

CEDEV 430: Principles of Local Economic Development icon-olus-circle

Concepts, strategies, and techniques of local economic analysis, planning, and development; case studies and decision-making exercises

CEDEV 452: Community Structure, Processes, and Capacity icon-olus-circle

Social organization, processes and change in communities; use of sociological principles in analysis of community problems and development

EDLDR: 480: Introduction to Educational Leadership icon-olus-circle

Development of educational leadership; relationships among local, state, and federal agencies; introduction to current concepts and theories

LA 402: Fundraising Leadership: Building a Strong Base icon-olus-circle

Course content focuses on the fundamentals of fundraising and leadership, including communications, management of events and people, and stewardship.

LA 404: Careers in Fundraising and Development icon-olus-circle

This course will guide students through an introduction to the fundraising/advancement profession, including a review of the history and emergence of the profession.

LHR (LER) 409 / OLEAD 409: Leadership Development: A Life-Long Learning Perspective icon-olus-circle

The course examines the continuing influence of social and environmental factors in shaping leadership and leadership development.

LHR (LER) 464 / OLEAD 464: Communication Skills for Leaders in Groups and Organizations icon-olus-circle

Theory-and research-based communication skills for leaders dealing with work-related problems in contemporary groups and organizations.

LHR (LER) 465 / OLEAD 465: Collective Decision Making icon-olus-circle

Application of theories of decision making to work-related issues in groups and organizations requiring collective resolution action.

OLEAD 100: Introduction to Leadership icon-olus-circle

This course introduces key leadership concepts and practices based on current theory and research. It is designed to help students to discover the knowledge and skills that are characteristic of effective leaders.

OLEAD 210 (GS): Evidence-Based Leadership icon-olus-circle

Examine different kinds of evidence and analyze their quality and usefulness, and learn how to use that evidence to improve leadership.

OLEAD 220: Emotional, Social, and Cultural Intelligences and the Implications for Leadership icon-olus-circle

Focuses on emotional intelligence, social, cultural intelligence competencies used to develop the leadership capacity to be self-aware, understand oneself and others, and to work across cultural differences to effectively meet the demands of work.

OLEAD 230: Leadership Across Industries icon-olus-circle

Learn about the various types of organizations and examine why leadership in those organizations have some leadership characteristics that are similar and others that are different.

OLEAD 410 (IL): Leadership in a Global Context icon-olus-circle

This course explores the science and practice of leadership around the globe through pertinent scholarly literature and related instructional resources.

OLEAD 411: Women and Leadership icon-olus-circle

Skills and competencies needed for effective leadership may change/vary from one era to another, one culture to another and one industry to another.

PHIL 103: Introduction to Ethics icon-olus-circle

Ethical theory about virtue, duty, autonomy, and life quality applied to moral problems, including character, violence, oppression, abortion, and suicide.

PHIL 119: Ethical Leadership icon-olus-circle

Introduction to philosophical theories of ethics and leadership. Uses literary and biographical texts in developing skills of application.