Sep 27, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Philosophy Courses

  
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    PL 3213 - Ancient & Medieval Philosophy (3) F


    A study of Greek and Roman philosophers with emphasis on Plato and Aristotle. An examination of major concerns of medieval philosophy with emphasis on the works of Thomas Aquinas.

  
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    PL 3223 - Modern Philosophy (3) SP


    A study of major philosophical issues from the Enlightenment through the nineteenth century. Includes works from philosophers such as Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Reid, and Kant.

  
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    PL 3433 - Ethical Theory (3) SP


    A survey of major theories in the history of moral philosophy. Includes works from philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Mill, and contemporary moral philosophers.

  
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    PL 3533 - Biomedical Ethics (3) F


    The course will begin with brief consideration of ethical theory and proceed to a consideration of the major problems of bioethics: medical confidentiality, informed consent, the allocation of scarce medical resources, abortion, euthanasia and the physician-patient relationship. Consideration will be given to biblical perspectives.

  
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    PL 4003 - Metaphysics (3) SP


    An examination and critique of various presuppositions about the nature of reality and the implications of those presuppositions. Course is normally offered in alternate years. See academic chair for details.

  
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    PL 4013 - Philosophy of Religion (3) F


    A study of some of the basic philosophical issues pertaining to religion, with attention given to the arguments for and against the existence of God, the rationality of belief in miracles, the problem of evil, religious language and experience.

  
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    PL 4993 - Seminar in Philosophy (3) SP


    Required of all majors.

    Prerequisites: PL 1003 , PL 2013 .

Special Topics/Independent Research in Philosophy Courses

  
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    PL 3nnV - Topics in Philosophy (1, 2, 3) F, SP


    Selected readings around a contemporary issue of philosophical significance. May be repeated.

  
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    PL 4nnV - Readings and Independent Study in Philosophy (1, 2, 3) Offered on demand


    A course designed for independent study for students majoring or minoring in philosophy. Reading, research and writing will be assigned to provide the student with opportunities to extend learning programs in the philosophy curriculum. Three hours are permitted toward the major or minor. Permission of instructor required.

  
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    PL 366V - Business & Professional Ethics (3) F, SP, SU


    Adult degree program Lectures, readings and case studies will be used to focus attention on the major problems in the ethics of business and professional life. Consideration will be given to biblical perspectives.


Political Science Courses

  
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    PO 1013 - Introduction to Politics (3)


    A study of the political patterns of today’s world, explaining the instruments, functions and theories of modern governments.

  
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    PO 1023 - Liberties, Rights, and the Constitution (3)


    An introduction to the U.S. Constitution regarding individual rights and liberties with some emphasis on the presidency, Congress and the courts.

  
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    PO 2253 - American State and Local Government (3)


    An examination of the structure, functions and politics of state and local governments.

  
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    PO 3013 - Political Communication (3) Offered on demand


    The study of political communication including the mass media and public opinion.

  
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    PO 3033 - International Relations (3)


    An examination of the international political system, its dynamics, structure and the way various issues are dealt with through cooperation and conflict. Course is offered every year.

  
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    PO 3113 - Urban History and Politics (3) Offered on demand


    The theory, history, structure and politics of the city.

  
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    PO 3123 - Public Policy (3)


    A systematic study of elements of the policy process, examining contemporary policy issues and policy analysis. Course is normally offered in alternate years.

  
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    PO 3133 - Authoritarianism and Democracy (3)


    An analysis of patterns of political development, social forces, institutions and public policy in modern Europe. 

  
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    PO 3153 - African Politics (3)


    An analysis of the problems facing the non-western, less developed states of the world.

  
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    PO 3213 - U.S. Political Parties and Elections (3) F


    An analysis of the U.S. party system giving emphasis to the history, functions and organization of parties. Course is normally offered in alternate years. See academic chair for details.

  
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    PO 3223 - Research Methods (3)


    An introduction to statistical and research methods in the field of political science.

  
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    PO 3253 - Classical Political Thought (3)


    A chronological study of the great thinkers in the western tradition from the Greeks to the theorists of the seventeenth century.

  
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    PO 3263 - Modern Political Thought (3)


    A chronological study of the great thinkers in the western tradition from the seventeenth century to the present.

  
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    PO 3283 - American Political Thought (3)


    A study of the American political tradition from colonial status to the present. Course is normally offered in alternate years. See academic chair for details.

  
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    PO 3313 - Public Administration (3) On demand


    A study of management in the executive departments of the national, state and local levels focusing, first, the development of inter-disciplinary skills in the areas of management, organizational theory and administrative leadership and accountability, and second, on concepts like decision-making, policy making, budgeting, administrative law and ethics. 

  
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    PO 3323 - Public Administration II (3) F


    A study of management in the executive departments at the national, state and local levels focusing on concepts like decision-making, policy making, budgeting, administrative law and ethics, which are relevant in a variety of disciplines.

  
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    PO 3413 - Presidency and Congress (3)


    Examines the role of Congress and the presidency in the development of American politics. Attention is given to relations between the Executive Office of the president and Congress. Course is normally offered in alternate years.

  
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    PO 3433 - Judicial Process (3)


    An examination of the role of law, the judicial structure, process and participation in federal and state courts, and problems confronting the justice system. Course is normally offered in alternate years. See academic chair for details.

  
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    PO 4053 - History and Politics of the Middle East (3)


    An historical survey of Middle Eastern civilizations and an analysis of their political systems. Course is normally offered in alternate years. See academic chair for details.

  
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    PO 4133 - History and Politics of Russia (3)


    A study of 19th and 20th century Russia with special emphasis on the Russian Revolution. Course is normally offered in alternate years. See academic chair for details.

  
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    PO 4203 - Constitutional Law (3)


    An examination of constitutional development by studying Supreme Court decisions dealing with judicial review, separation of powers, federalism, criminal procedure, First Amendment freedoms and civil rights.

  
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    PO 4213 - American Foreign Policy (3)


    A study of traditions, organization, limiting factors and conduct of American foreign policy. Course is normally offered in alternate years. See academic chair for details.

  
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    PO 4233 - International Law and International Organizations (3)


    Investigates principles of international law and their relationship to nation states and international organizations.

  
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    PO 4243 - International Security: Problems and Solutions (3)


    An examination of the nature of security, force and the threat of force in the international realm, covering both traditional and non-traditional areas of security. It examines a range of concepts from “hard security” to such ideas as energy security, economic security, cyber security and human security.

  
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    PO 4253 - Restorative Justice (3)


    A study of the field of criminal justice from a Christian perspective which emphasizes reconciliation, conflict management, ethical standards, empathy and restoration to society.

  
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    PO 4313 - International Political Economy (3)


    An examination of the political foundations of international economic relations, including foreign investment, international monetary relations, trade issues and economic sanctions.

  
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    PO 4513 - Criminal Law and Procedure (3)


    A study of the American criminal justice system, its laws, procedures and participants. 

  
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    PO 4803 - Political Science Travel (3) SU


    A group travel course with an instructor from Lipscomb. There is also a reading requirement for the course.

  
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    PO 4813 - Washington Seminar (3)


    Conducted in Washington, D.C., this course is highlighted by an intensive week of briefings and seminars with key policymakers. The focus is on foreign policy and national security issues. There is also a reading requirement for the course. There is a travel fee associated with this course and is conducted over Spring Break.

  
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    PO 4993 - Capstone Seminar in Political Science (3)


    This capstone course is required of all political science majors. It is a rigorous research and writing course that will result in a major research paper within the discipline of political science.

    Prerequisite: PO 3223 .

Special Topics/Independent Research in Political Science Courses

  
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    PO 400V - Internship in Political Science (1-12)


    A practicum for political science majors and minors. Six hours maximum counted toward major; three hours toward minor.

  
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    PO 470V - Selected Topics (1, 2, 3) Offered on demand


    A study of selected problems in the field of political science.


Psychology Courses

  
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    PS 412V - Introduction to Marriage & Family Therapy 3 F


    This course is designed to provide an introductory look at the history, general processes, techniques, research and major theoretical approaches of the marriage and family field. The application of theory and basic techniques of marriage and family counseling will be stressed.

  
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    PS 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (3) F, SP, SU


    An introductory course covering a variety of topics within the field of psychology such as sensation-perception, consciousness, learning and memory, motivation, emotion, development, attitudes and others.

  
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    PS 2313 - Behavior Modification (3) F, SP


    A study of the application of behavioral principles (classical and operant conditioning) to applied settings.

    Prerequisite: PS 1113 .
  
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    PS 2423 - Life Span Development (3) F, SP, SU


    A course designed for psychology and social work majors, though open to all students, as a practical survey of human development from conception through death and dying.

    Prerequisite: PS 1113 .
  
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    PS 2503 - Behavioral Statistics (3) F, SP, SU


    The course provides an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics with applications for the social and behavioral sciences. Special emphasis placed on applying statistical tests to a variety of experimental and quasi-experimental designs. Statistical software skills will also be introduced for data entry, data display and statistical analysis. Not open to mathematics majors without approval from the mathematics department. Non-majors need approval by instructor.

    Prerequisite: MA 1113  (or 23 ACT or 505 SAT score).
  
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    PS 2603 - Introduction to Psychological Research (3) F, SP


    An overview of research methods in psychology with a special emphasis on library research. A research paper consistent with the format specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is required.

    Prerequisite: PS 1113 .
  
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    PS 3141 - Independent Research (1) Offered on demand


    An individual study course in which the psychology major or minor is to conduct library or empirical research under the direction of a faculty member. Course can be re-taken for a total of 3 hours credit.

  
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    PS 3243 - Human Development and Learning (3) F, SP, SU


    A study which applies psychological theories to the classroom setting with regard to: 1) physical, social, emotional and mental development processes of the child from the prenatal state through the adolescent years and 2) learning theories, individual differences, motivation, cognitive styles, and measurement and evaluation associated with the teaching-learning process. Required observation and assessment experiences are included. Open only to students seeking certification in the teaching profession.

    Prerequisite: PS 1113 .
  
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    PS 3323 - Business and Industrial Psychology (3) F


    An introductory study of behavior in organizations, including group behavior, individual adjustments and special groups in organizations. Emphasis is placed upon techniques for motivating and supervising others and upon personnel selection and training in industry. Various aspects of work and career design are considered.

    Prerequisite: PS 1113 .
  
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    PS 3413 - Social Psychology (3) F, SP


    A study of interpersonal human relationships with attention to person perception, attribution, nonverbal communication, altruism, affiliation, attraction, conformity, aggression and attitude formation and change.

    PS 1113  
  
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    PS 3453 - Death and Dying (3) F, SP, SU


    A study of the psychological aspects of the grief process in facing death and of bereavement in the loss of loved ones by death. Emphasis is upon developing personal, interpersonal and religious resources to assist in facing one’s own death and for helping others who experience such loss.

    Prerequisite: PS 1113 .
  
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    PS 3463 - Personality Theories (3) F, SP, SU


    A survey of the significant theories of personality development with an emphasis on both historical and current personality theories and models.

    Prerequisite: PS 1113 .
  
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    PS 3483 - Human Sexuality (3) F, SP


    A survey of the complex social, physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of human sexuality. Emphasis will be on a responsible view of sexuality as part of life adjustment.

  
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    PS 3513 - Drugs and Behavior (3) F, SP, SU


    A study of the nature and effects of drugs which are involved in substance abuse and those which are used in the treatment of specific emotional and psychological disturbances and illnesses.

    Prerequisite: PS 1113 .
  
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    PS 3543 - Psychological Measurement (3) F, SP


    An introduction to the theory and techniques of psychological measurement, including the various tests of human abilities, attitudes and personality characteristics, along with discussion of various intelligence testing techniques. Gives the student the conceptual framework for more advanced study.

    Prerequisite: PS 2503 .
  
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    PS 4423 - Abnormal Psychology (3) F, SP, SU


    A survey study of the definitions, history, causes, and developmental and treatment processes of abnormal (maladaptive) patterns of human behavior.

    Prerequisite: PS 1113 .
  
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    PS 4433 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3) Offered on demand


    An overview of the practice of clinical psychology with emphasis on interviewing, assessment and evaluation, use of psychological tests and an introduction to techniques of psychotherapy and various treatment strategies used in a variety of clinical settings. Ethical and legal issues will be considered.

    Prerequisite: PS 1113 .
  
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    PS 4523 - Cognitive Psychology (3) F, SP


    A course which focuses on the major theories related to learning with special attention to the study of memory and information processing.

    Prerequisite: PS 1113 .
  
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    PS 4543 - Biological Psychology (3) F, SP, SU


    A course which surveys the biological basis of behavior. The course surveys neuroanatomy, functioning of the nervous system, endocrine hormones and other biological and chemical influences upon behavior.

    Prerequisite: PS 1113 .
  
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    PS 4613 - History and Systems of Psychology (3) F, SP


    A study of the development of psychological thought from philosophical beginnings with emphasis upon leading theorists and their concepts from 1879 to the present. This is the capstone senior seminar course for psychology majors.

    Prerequisite: senior standing.
  
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    PS 4913 - Research Practicum (3) Offered on demand


    Psychology research projects to be generated by the instructor with the goal of presentation at psychology meetings and/or publication. Strongly recommended for students interested in psychology doctoral programs.

    Prerequisite: PS 1113 .

Special Topics/Independent Research in Psychology Courses

  
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    PS 412V - Psychological Topics (1-3)


    A course to be offered occasionally upon a given topic in psychology which does not merit a standard regular status but which may enrich the student’s studies overall.

    Prerequisite: PS 1113 .
  
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    PS 460V - Internship in Psychology (1-3) Offered on demand


    A course designed to provide the psychology major with internship experience in agencies suited to the student’s career goals. This course is only open to psychology majors unless specifically exempted by the academic chair. The student must arrange for the internship in the semester preceding the one in which the course is actually to be taken.

    Prerequisite: PS 1113 .

Russian Courses

  
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    RU 1114 - Elementary Russian I (4, 4) F, SU Offered on demand


    An introduction to the Russian language including pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, conversation and cultures of the Russian-speaking world. Three hours of classwork per week supplemented by a corequisite weekly interactive culture lab session directed by the course instructor. Russian 1114 and RU 1124  must be taken in conjunction with the required interactive culture lab which is an integral part of the learning and grading of the course.

    Note: Only one year of Russian is offered; this is offered only upon sufficient demand and is also dependent on scheduling availability.
    Prerequisite to RU 1124 : Russian 1114 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher.
    Lab fee: $20.
  
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    RU 1124 - Elementary Russian II (4, 4) SP, SU Offered on demand


    An introduction to the Russian language including pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, conversation and cultures of the Russian-speaking world. Three hours of classwork per week supplemented by a corequisite weekly interactive culture lab session directed by the course instructor. RU 1114  and 1124 must be taken in conjunction with the required interactive culture lab which is an integral part of the learning and grading of the course.

    Note: Only one year of Russian is offered; this is offered only upon sufficient demand and is also dependent on scheduling availability.
    Prerequisite to Russian 1124: RU 1114  or equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher.
    Lab fee: $20.

Special Topics/Independent Research in Russian Courses

  
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    RU 101V - Russian for Reading Knowledge I (1-3) Offered on demand


    A two-semester sequence introducing grammar including extensive practice in content reading and foreign language reading techniques. The primary skill developed will be a reading knowledge of the language although oral practice will be used to enhance the speed and quality of learning. Available to 1) undergraduate and non-traditional students only as an elective on a credit basis (or as an audit) and to 2) graduate students as an audit (or as undergraduate credit; no graduate credit available). This course does not fulfill the undergraduate B.A. language requirement.

  
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    RU 102V - Russian for Reading Knowledge II (1-3) Offered on demand


    A two-semester sequence introducing grammar including extensive practice in content reading and foreign language reading techniques. The primary skill developed will be a reading knowledge of the language although oral practice will be used to enhance the speed and quality of learning. Available to 1) undergraduate and non-traditional students only as an elective on a credit basis (or as an audit) and to 2) graduate students as an audit (or as undergraduate credit; no graduate credit available). This course does not fulfill the undergraduate B.A. language requirement.


Software Engineering Courses

  
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    SENG 3223 - Principles of Software Engineering (3) F


    Survey of techniques, methods and theories used in the analysis, design, implementation, and testing of software.

    Prerequisites: CS 2233  and CS 2243  with grades of “C” or higher.
  
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    SENG 4023 - Requirements Engineering and Modeling (3) SP


    Perspectives on software engineering processes, in-depth study of requirements engineering and an overview of various modeling techniques applicable to requirements analysis and specification, including UML and formal methods.

    Prerequisites: SENG 3223  and junior or senior standing.
  
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    SENG 4113 - Software Architecture and Design (3) F


    The process of constructing software, including the structural views of software components and their characteristics and interrelationships at a high level of abstraction. The course also covers the design principles that govern the purpose, structure, development and evolution of software components.

    Prerequisites: SENG 3223  and junior or senior standing.
  
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    SENG 4123 - Software Testing and Verification (3) SP


    Fundamental concepts of software quality assurance and testing, functional testing, GUI-based testing tools, control flow based test adequacy criteria, data flow based test adequacy criteria, white box-based testing tools, software quality and reliability, testing management techniques and support tools, and covers team-oriented project using methods, techniques and practices learned.

    Prerequisites: SENG 3223  and junior or senior standing.
  
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    SENG 4323 - Agile Software Development (3) SP


    This course provides an in-depth treatment of Agile Software Development, a highly iterative, customer-focused, team-based, test-driven method for developing software; study of principles and fundamental concepts that drive Agile, borrowing from many of the Agile variations (Scrum, Extreme Programming, etc.); and application of Agile’s dynamic and adaptable principles within the context of an organization.

    Prerequisites: SENG 3223  and junior or senior standing.

Special Topics/Independent Research in Software Engineering Courses

  
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    SENG 350V - Special Topics in Software Engineering (1-3) Offered on demand


    Selected topics from the field of software engineering. The course may be either lecture or laboratory oriented depending upon the topic selected. The study represents an in-depth approach to specific areas of interest to the students.

    Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
    Repeatable for credit with director’s approval.

Spanish Courses

  
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    SN 1114 - Elementary Spanish I (4) F, SU


    An introduction to the Spanish language including pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, conversation and cultures of the Hispanic world. Three hours of classwork per week supplemented by a corequisite weekly interactive culture lab session directed by the course instructor. Spanish 1114 and SN 1124  must be taken in conjunction with the required interactive culture lab which is an integral part of the learning and grading of the course.

    Appropriate score on foreign language placement test for students with high school credit in Spanish.
    Lab fee: $20.
  
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    SN 1124 - Elementary Spanish II (4) SP, SU


    An introduction to the Spanish language including pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, conversation and cultures of the Hispanic world. Three hours of classwork per week supplemented by a corequisite weekly interactive culture lab session directed by the course instructor. SN 1114  and 1124 must be taken in conjunction with the required interactive culture lab which is an integral part of the learning and grading of the course.

    Prerequisite to Spanish 1124: SN 1114  or equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher.
    Appropriate score on the foreign language placement test for those with high school credit in Spanish; or minimum of C in SN 1114 .
    Lab fee: $20.
  
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    SN 2114 - Intermediate Spanish I (4) F


    A continuation of the development of Spanish language and culture skills, including an introduction to Spanish civilization and the literature of Spain and Spanish America. Three hours of classwork per week supplemented by a corequisite weekly interactive culture lab session directed by the course instructor. Spanish 2114 and SN 2124  must be taken in conjunction with the required interactive culture lab which is an integral part of the learning and grading of the course.

    Appropriate score on foreign language placement test for those with high school credit in Spanish; or minimum of C in SN 1124 .
    Lab fee: $20
  
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    SN 2124 - Intermediate Spanish II (4) SP


    A continuation of the development of Spanish language and culture skills, including an introduction to Spanish civilization and the literature of Spain and Spanish America. Three hours of classwork per week supplemented by a corequisite weekly interactive culture lab session directed by the course instructor. SN 2114  and 2124 must be taken in conjunction with the required interactive culture lab which is an integral part of the learning and grading of the course.

    Prerequisite to Spanish 2124: SN 2114  or equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher.
    Appropriate score on foreign language placement test for those with high school credit in Spanish; or minimum of C in SN 2114 .
    Lab fee: $20
  
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    SN 3413 - Advanced Grammar and Composition (3) F Offered in alternate years


    Study of problems in grammar and writing. (May be repeated for credit with prior approval.) Offered in alternate years

    Prerequisite: SN 2114  and SN 2124 .
    Lab Fee: $20.
  
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    SN 3423 - Advanced Conversation and Phonetics (3) SP Offered in alternate years


    Intense practice in conversing with other students, performing in skits, giving reports, and making talks on a variety of useful topics. Offered in alternate years

    Prerequisite: SN 2114  and SN 2124 .
    (May be repeated for credit with prior approval.)
    Lab Fee: $20.
  
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    SN 3433 - Spanish Civilization (3) F Offered in alternate years


    A general introduction to the history and culture of Spain. Offered in alternate years

    Prerequisite: SN 2114  and SN 2124 .
  
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    SN 3453 - Spanish-American Civilization (3) F Offered in alternate years


    A general introduction to the history and culture of Spanish America. Offered in alternate years

    Prerequisite: SN 2114  and SN 2124 .
  
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    SN 4413 - Survey of Spanish Literature (3) SP Offered in alternate years


    A general overview of representative literary works from the Middle Ages to modern times. Reading and analysis of major authors. Offered in alternate year.

    Prerequisite: SN 2114  and SN 2124 .
    Satisfies the general education humanities literature requirement.
  
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    SN 4423 - Survey of Spanish-American Literature (3) SP Offered in alternate years


    A general overview of representative literary works from colonial to modern times. Reading and analysis of major authors. Offered in alternate years

    Prerequisite: SN 2114  and SN 2124 .
    Satisfies the general education humanities literature requirement.
  
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    SN 4453 - Hispanic Cinema 3 SP, every other year


    An introduction to the language of cinema in Spanish. Students will watch important films from the Hispanic world, then discuss how directors use elements of film art such as cinematography, narrative structure, editing, and sound to tell their stories. Students will broaden their ability to analyze film by reading selected works of film theory. Prerequisite: Spanish 2124 or equivalent.

    SN 2124
    College
    Liberal Arts and SciencesDepartment
    English & Modern LanguagesDiscipline
    Spanish

Sociology Courses

  
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    SO 1123 - Introduction to Sociology (3) F, SP, SU


    A basic study of the nature of human society, with its structure, forces and changes.

  
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    SO 2103 - The Family (3) F, SP, SU


    A study of the family, its history, development and problems. Emphasis is placed on its structure and functions as a social institution.

  
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    SO 2113 - Social Problems (3) SP, SU


    A study of contemporary difficulties and disorganization facing modern society.

  
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    SO 3023 - Criminology (3) Offered on demand


    A study of the nature, causes and treatment of crime and delinquency. Offered on sufficient demand and scheduling availability.


Special Topics/Independent Research in Sociology Courses

  
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    SO 401V - Independent Reading and Research (1, 2, 3) Offered on demand


    Directed individual reading in sociological classics, study or research for advanced students. Permission of the instructor required.


Sport Management Courses

  
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    SPMG 2503 - Introduction to Sport Management (3) SP


    This course is an exploration of the link between sport, commerce, and culture. Understanding sport as a culture and business intertwined will be accomplished through emphases on the major management principles that are needed to operate and succeed in the sports industry.

  
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    SPMG 3003 - Sport Management Practicum I (3) F, SP


    The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to all the aspects involved in the management of athletics and recreation. This practicum will be on the university campus. The student will work half of the semester with athletics and half with campus recreation.

    Prerequisite: Junior status.
  
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    SPMG 4003 - Sport Management Practicum II (3) F, SP


    The purpose of this course is for the student to acquire practical work experience with one of the sport organizations in the Nashville, Tenn. area.

    Prerequisite: Senior status.

Social Work Courses

  
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    SW 1103 - Introduction to Social Work (3) F, SP


    Provides the student with an overview of the social work profession with an emphasis on professional values, ethics and the diverse population groups served. It is designed to give the student a beginning knowledge of generalist practice and explore career opportunities in various fields of social work. Includes a 15-hour required service learning experience.

    This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.
  
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    SW 2313 - Social Welfare Policy and Services (3) F


    Focuses on an understanding of the development of social welfare institutions and services, historically and currently. Explores the relationship between economics and politics to social policy and how each influences the structure of the social welfare delivery system. Must be at sophomore level or above.

    Prerequisite: SW 1103 .
    This course may satisfy LIGHT requirement.
  
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    SW 2333 - Interviewing and Recording Skills (3) SP, F


    This course examines the knowledge and values required for generalist social work practice while specifically focusing on the skills necessary for effective micro-level intervention. The student will be introduced to interpersonal skills, techniques of the assessment and interviewing process and beginning recording skills. Includes lab outside of class time.

    Prerequisite: SW 1103 .
  
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    SW 2353 - Effects of Disability (3) SP


    This course is designed to introduce the student to disability issues. Current legislation, resources and intervention strategies will be included in this study. Use of guest speakers and/or field trips will enhance the student’s understanding and awareness of people who are disabled.

  
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    SW 3113 - Race and Ethnic Groups (3) SP


    A study of the issues and challenges arising from local, national and international racial and ethnic group relations, with special emphasis on diversity and the dynamics of discrimination within the U.S. culture.

  
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    SW 3123 - Trauma Informed Care (3) F


    This course is designed to provide students with an overview of trauma and its impact across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on the environmental context of diversity, and issues such as poverty, cultural status, racism, community violence, and the social determinants of health will be examined. Evidence-based implications for trauma-induced practice, prevention, policies and services will be explored. Topics covered include: Adverse Childhood Experiences, toxic stress, resilience, the application of trauma-informed principles within the organization/agency setting, and the prevention of burnout and secondary trauma among helping professionals.

    Discipline
    Social WorkLevel
    Must be at sophomore level
 

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