Jun 30, 2022  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 
    
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


This listing includes traditional undergraduate courses, degree completion courses and designated subjects education courses. Not all courses listed in this catalog are available each term at all campus locations.

 

Sociology

  
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    SOC 476 - Internship

    3
    In-depth, integrative field-service experience. In addition to a valuable service to constituents, provides a focused, consistent context for service and reflection. Requires evidence of learning through a portfolio compilation and a presentation of program impact.
    Signature required; Graded C/NC
  
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    SOC 480 - Senior Thesis

    3
    The integration and synthesis of knowledge gained from major coursework. A research project is undertaken applying and demonstrating knowledge of theory and research principles. The ethical ramifications of student work, as well as the implications of Christian values, are explored.
  
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    SOC 481 - International Internship

    3
    An intensive semester-long experience connected with various FPU semester study abroad programs. Students are immersed in the local culture and involved with a hands on ministry and guided by a mentor.
    Repeatable for credit; May not be audited
  
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    SOC 482 - Intercultural Practicum

    1
    This practicum experience involves working as a volunteer in a local group in a group other than one’s own. Orientation, on-going reflection and final debriefing are included in this experience. Living with a cultural host family or in an apartment or house within a cultural community may also be an option for some practicum experiences. Must be taken in conjunction with SOC-310 or 410 when those courses are used to meet a focus series requirement.
    Prerequisites: SOC 410  
    Graded C/NC; May not be audited
  
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    SOC 483 - Mediation Practicum

    1
    An opportunity for intensive training in mediation leading to a supervised experience in mediating actual conflicts. The practical component may be completed with the Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) or other appropriate mediation programs, or the student may arrange to mediate an informal dispute situation approved by the instructor.
    Students may take up to 2 semesters to complete the course; Repeatable for credit; Graded C/NC; May not be audited; Equivalent to: COM 483, PSY-483, SW-483

Spanish Language Studies

  
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    SPAN 100 - Elementary Spanish I

    4
    This course is designed for people with little or no knowledge of Spanish. The purpose of the course is to develop reading, writing, speaking and listening ability at a basic functional level in Spanish. The course will give special attention to topics and tasks relevant for teaching in public schools. Classes will be conducted in Spanish.
  
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    SPAN 105 - Elementary Spanish II

    4
    This course is structured for students who have completed an introductory course in Spanish (or have demonstrated proficiency in elementary Spanish). While communication in speaking and writing will be emphasized, all aspects of basic grammar will be reviewed. Special attention will be given to topics and tasks relevant for teaching in public schools. Classes will be conducted in Spanish.
  
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    SPAN 200 - Intermediate Spanish

    4
    This course is designed to develop intermediate levels of proficiency in communicative skills. It provides a comprehensive review of the basic grammatical structures of Spanish, emphasizes vocabulary building and reading comprehension, and promotes written and oral expression in all time frames.
    Prerequisites: SPAN 105  
    May not be audited
  
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    SPAN 201 - Spanish for the Professions

    3
    Covers the fundamental vocabulary and grammar structures of Spanish necessary for use in a variety of professions, including business, health care and law enforcement. Students gain an important cultural awareness necessary for cross-cultural communication. After a brief survey of each occupational category, students choose one on which to focus in more depth. Prior to registration, students must take the Spanish placement test and qualify for SPAN-200 or higher to receive program director approval.
    Signature required; May not be audited
  
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    SPAN 300 - Advanced Spanish I

    3
    This course is designed to develop competency in written and oral communication through the study of language and content. The course will give particular attention to reading Spanish-language materials relevant to student purposes. Students will increase their cultural awareness and linguistic accuracy and fluency. Classes will be conducted entirely in Spanish.
    Prerequisites: SPAN 200  
  
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    SPAN 304 - Advanced Spanish II

    3
    Focuses on the translation of articles about Latin America from English to Spanish as a method of approaching grammar from the linguistic point of view. Students understand how the Spanish language works through the use of translation.
    Prerequisites: SPAN 300  
  
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    SPAN 305 - Composition and Conversation in Spanish

    3
    This course is designed for students who possess the skills normally acquired from two semesters of college-level Spanish language instruction. The student should be able to communicate well in spoken and written Spanish. The student will work on writing and understanding longer and more complex texts. The development of vocabulary, colloquial expressions and comprehension will be a part of the course, as well as impromptu communication. Attention will be given to topics and tacks relevant to public school teaching. Classes will be conducted entirely in Spanish.
    Prerequisites: SPAN 300  
  
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    SPAN 309 - Hispanic Film

    3
    Students examine a variety of Hispanic films. In this process they learn the features of filmmaking and discuss the sociocultural representations of the Hispanic world. Classes are conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisites: SPAN 300  
    May not be audited
  
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    SPAN 310 - Hispanic Prose

    3
    This course is designed to familiarize the student with the works of some of the best writers in the Spanish language, such as Borges, Cortazar, Garcia Marquez, Quiroga and Fuentes. Classes will be conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisites: SPAN 300  
    Signature required
  
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    SPAN 311 - Introduction to Literature and Theory

    3
    A survey of short works by recognized Hispanic authors from Latin America and Spain as well as the United States, reflecting the diversity of literatures and cultures of the Spanish-speaking countries. The readings are used to apply concepts of literary criticism and theory. Classes are conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisites: SPAN 300  
  
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    SPAN 315 - Hispanic Poetry

    3
    This course is designed to develop appreciation for the styles and structure, as well as the themes, of the most prominent Spanish poets, such as Paz, Alberty, Lorca, Valencia, Silva and Mistral. Classes will be conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisites: SPAN 300  
  
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    SPAN 320 - History of Spanish Language

    3
    This course emphasizes the evolution of the Spanish language from the Roman domination of the Iberian Peninsula to the Castillian linguistic structure. Literary works will be emphasized, as well as the influence of other Romance languages on modern-day Spanish. The differences and similarities between Spanish, German and other languages will be studied. Classes will be conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisites: SPAN 300  
  
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    SPAN 325 - Formal Spanish Oral Communication

    3
    This is a public speaking course whose design and purpose is to prepare the student to speak correctly and confidently in public on selected topics. Classes will be conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisites: SPAN 300  
  
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    SPAN 327 - Spain: Civilization and Culture

    3
    Survey of the socio-political and cultural development of Spain from the pre-history of the Iberion Peninsula to contemporary times. Classes are conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisites: SPAN 300  
    May not be audited
  
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    SPAN 328 - Latin America: Civilization and Culture

    3
    Survey of the socio-political and cultural development of Latin America from the pre-Hispanic era to contemporary times. Classes are conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisites: SPAN 300  
  
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    SPAN 330 - Latin American Thought: Readings in Spanish

    3
    This course is a study of the summary of the most dominant philosophies and thought in the cultural development of Latin America. Extensive oral interpretative readings will be done in class. Classes will be conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisites: SPAN 300  
  
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    SPAN 370 - Issues in Spanish Language Teaching and Learning

    3
    This course focuses on linguistic and historical knowledge useful to students considering future teaching of Spanish in both elementary and secondary school settings. It considers the special bilingual learning environment of heritage Spanish Language students in the U.S., theories of language and literacy acquisition, history of foreign language learning in the U.S., comparisons between Spanish and English language and literacy learning, and the advantages of bilingualism and needs of bilingual students.
    Prerequisites: SPAN 200  
  
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    SPAN 374 - Education Across Borders: Mexico and the United States

    3
    Many bilingual and Spanish language students in the U.S., California, and the Central Valley are from families who have had educational experiences in both the U.S. and Mexico, and who bring with them varying understandings of the role and functioning of formal education in both countries. This course explores differences in the educational systems of the two countries, the relationships between families and schools, and the resulting experiences of transmigrational students. Further it will examine language attitudes and policies affecting bilingual students in transmigrational North America, and globally, including bilingualism, language attitudes and identities, translanguaging, and language policy.
    Prerequisites: SPAN 200  
  
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    SPAN 440 - Peninsular Literature

    3
    This course includes a brief history of the Spanish language and a study of the most notable literary works and authors of Spain, along with their corresponding historical periods. The goals of the class are: 1) to enable students to develop an appreciation for Spanish culture, its people, literature and literary history; 2) to enable students to be able to identify authors and their works; and 3) to help students to recognize the styles of the various epochs and works.
    Prerequisites: SPAN 311  
  
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    SPAN 445 - Latin American Literature

    3
    Literary works of the most famous authors from Mexico and Central and South America will be studied, analyzed and critiqued. The historical setting of the works and the bibliographies of the authors will also be examined.
    Prerequisites: SPAN 310  SPAN 311  
  
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    SPAN 450 - Senior Seminar

    3
    The objective of the Senior Seminar is to develop a significant research paper that may be used toward a scholarly publication or conference paper submission. To achieve this objective, students follow the steps marked by the professor. Steps include comprehension of specific criticism and theory and the particular literary epochs, understanding of authors and cultures, and application of methodological systems of writing research papers. The final product demonstrates advanced knowledge in spoken and written Spanish and depth of analytical and critical thinking. To be taken in the student’s final spring semester.
    May not be audited
  
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    SPAN 496 - Spanish Internship

    3
    Allows Spanish-language students to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to the real world. Students work in Spanish-speaking or bilingual settings such as a public school, tutoring program, college classroom, legal office, church, non-profit organizations
    Prerequisites: SPAN 300  
    May not be audited

Special Education

  
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    SPEC 300 - Education Foundations

    3
    Students will learn the historical, legal, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of education and special education in the United States. Students will explore their own beliefs concerning children in the classroom, the gathering of knowledge, and students’ learning, while understanding their role as future educators.
    May not be audited
  
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    SPEC 310 - Introduction to Disabilities

    3
    This is an introduction course designed to provide an overview of the terminology used, identification standards, psychological characteristics, cognitive styles, and behavioral patterns that may be encountered when working with exceptional children and adults. Emphasis will be placed on collaboration between the parents, teachers and students, appropriate instructional strategies, and independent living skills. Students are required to complete 5 hours of field experience. Exploration of and completion of the assignments will lead to a deeper understanding of exceptional children and adults.
    May not be audited
  
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    SPEC 320 - School Health

    3
    This course will assist students in understanding the essentials of coordinated school health programs that support student learning. Common physical and mental health issues will be explored. Knowledge of child abuse reporting laws and other health related mandates will be examined.
    May not be audited
  
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    SPEC 340 - Medical Disabilities in the Classroom

    3
    This course provides an overview of medical characteristics and their implications related to medically involved special populations. It addresses the ethics and values of the professional educator as a reflective team member. It further addresses the needs of exceptional learners and their families and best practices in implementing appropriate interventions for teaching medically involved special populations. 
    May not be audited
  
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    SPEC 350 - Introduction English Language Learner in Special Education

    3
    This course utilizes appropriate field experiences which will focus on English Language Learners in Special Education. The course will involve observations in special education classrooms serving students from birth to 22 years.
    May not be audited

Social Work

  
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    SW 100 - Perspectives in Social Work

    1
    A series of site visits, videos and discussions designed to expose students to the clients, social agencies and social problems with which social workers are involved. Students visit with clients and programs related to homelessness, developmental disabilities, domestic violence, child abuse, juvenile delinquency and alcohol/drug abuse, among others. Group discussion and videos are interspersed with the site visits to help integrate learning.
    Graded C/NC; May not be audited
  
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    SW 110 - Participation in Volunteer Services

    1-3
    A minimum of 30 hours per semester volunteering in a social agency such as Big Brothers/Sisters, OASIS, YFC, Campus Life, Neighborhood Ministry, Juvenile Hall, Fresno County’s Adult Transition Program or others. Group discussions and written journals supplement the experience.
    Graded C/NC; May not be audited
  
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    SW 120 - Helping People: an Introduction

    3
    By means of readings, lectures, guest speakers, videos and discussion, students develop an overview of social work as a helping profession. Beginning with a definition, theory and value base of a servant model of helping, students explore a number of fields of social work, as well as micro- and macro-social work methods. Students also examine social work as a potential career.
  
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    SW 122 - Helping People: Introduction to Social Work

    3
    A series of site visits, videos, guest speakers and discussion designed to expose students to the clients, social agencies and social problems with which social workers are involved. Students visit or hear speakers from programs related to homelessness, developmental disabilities, domestic violence, child abuse, juvenile delinquency, medial social work and alcohol and drug abuse, among others. Group discussion and videos are interspersed with site visits to integrate learning. The course introduces social work values and ethics. Brief weekly journal responses evaluate student learning.
    May not be audited
  
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    SW 300 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment

    3
    Recommended prior coursework: PSY 120  SOC 120   This course provides a basic understanding of the nature of human behavior from a life-span development perspective using systems theory. It enables the student to explore the interrelationship of biological, psychological, social/cultural and spiritual systems to discover how they affect human growth, development and behavior throughout the life cycle. Course content is designed to help students integrate the various explanatory schemes and consider their implications for social work practice.
  
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    SW 301 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment

    3
    Provides a basic understanding of the nature of human behavior from a lifespan developmental perspective, using systems theory. Enables the student to explore the interrelationship of biological, psychological, social/cultural and spiritual systems to discuss how they affect human growth, development and behavior throughout the life cycle. Content is designed to help students integrate the various explanatory schemes, understand diversity and consider their implications for social work practice.
    May not be audited
  
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    SW 310 - Social Gerontology

    3
    The process of aging from social, psychological, cultural and spiritual perspectives. Examines the needs and strengths of the older generation and the resources available to serve them, the fastest-growing segment of the population. Enriched by a wide variety of professional presenters, videos, field trips and lecture format.
  
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    SW 320 - Marriage and Family

    3
    An introduction to marriage and family as social institutions, with particular emphasis on the American system of mate selection, marital adjustment and changing patterns of family life.
    Prerequisites: PSY 120  SOC 120  
  
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    SW 321 - Theory and Practice with Families Environment

    3
    An introduction to relationships, marriage and family as social institutions which are part of American culture and society. Using a systems-theory approach, students study families across the lifespan, from different cultural, ethnic and religious perspectives.
    May not be audited
  
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    SW 350 - Urban Society and the Welfare State

    3
    Recommended prior coursework: HIST 150  PS 120  SOC 120   As America has become an increasingly urbanized society, growing numbers of people have become dependent upon governmental assistance to meet certain basic human needs. The result has been the gradual evolution of a welfare state welcomed by some, resisted by others. This course acquaints an understanding of the political milieu that has shaped them over time, develops an awareness of the impact they have had on their recipients and stimulates the beginnings of a value-based personal perspective regarding how an individual should respond to the issues of social justice.
  
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    SW 351 - Urban Society and the Welfare State Environment

    3
    Recommended prior coursework: PS 120  SOC 120   As America has become an increasingly urbanized society, growing numbers of people have become dependent upon governmental assistance to meet certain basic human needs. The result has been the gradual evolution of a welfare state welcomed by some, resisted by others. This course promotes understanding of the policies that direct the societal response to human need, social and economic justice, and oppression.
    May not be audited
  
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    SW 360 - Social Problems and Public Policy

    3
    This course acquaints students with the major social problems that have emerged in recent years, and familiarizes them with the social policies that government has devised in an attempt to alleviate or remedy those problems. In so doing, it seeks to stimulate a concern about the justices and equity of such policies on individuals and groups in our society. It is designed to prepare social work students for working in the community, with individuals and groups affected by the social problems and public policies established to deal with them.
    Prerequisites: SOC 120  
  
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    SW 361 - Social Problems and Public Policy Environment

    3
    Recommended prior coursework: PS 120  SOC 120   Poverty, sexism, racism, crime, drug abuse and family breakups are examples of the major problems that increasingly concern our society. At the same time, government’s responsibility to deal with these problems has become widely expected. This course acquaints students with the major social problems that have emerged in recent years and familiarizes them with the social policies that have been devised in an attempt to alleviate or remedy these problems. In doing so, this course seeks to stimulate a concern about the justice and equity of such policies on individuals and groups in our society.
    May not be audited
  
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    SW 390 - Chemical Dependency Intervention

    3
    This course offers an introductory overview of the addictive disease progression and its effects on family members. It gives those in the helping professions (including youth and pastoral ministry) an understanding of the basics regarding addiction, which has an impact on more than one-quarter of America’s families. The societal impact of alcohol/drug dependence, the addictive thinking process, the dysfunctional family and its rules and roles are explored, as are the dynamics of addictions, such as codependency, work, food, rage, sex, gambling, perfectionism and busyness. Women’s treatment issues and aspects of fetal alcohol/fetal drug syndrome are also explored, along with an understanding of 12-step recovery programs and their biblical basis. The course offers a list of community referrals for both inpatient and outpatient care, and treatment methods that target dual diagnoses clients who have both a mental illness and a chemical dependency.
  
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    SW 395 - Studies in Domestic Violence

    2
    This course is designed to give the student insights into the problems of domestic violence in American society. The students will examine the causes, symptoms and results of domestic violence on families and the community. They will become acquainted with strategies for working with victims and abusers, and how to access community and professional resources available. The course uses videos, presentations from professionals in the field, review of literature, plus lecture and course handouts.
  
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    SW 400 - Foundations of Social Work Practice

    3
    This course introduces the basic concepts of the generalist and ecological approaches to social work practice and familiarizes students with specific social work models, theories and techniques. Additionally, students learn the skills and knowledge upon which helping relationships are founded. It provides advanced practice training in case management and interviewing. Reinforces an understanding and awareness of diversity in all its aspects.
    Prerequisites: PSY 120  SOC 120  SW 120  
  
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    SW 401 - Foundations of Social Work Practice Environment

    3
    Introduces the basic concepts of generalist and ecological approaches to social work practice and familiarizes students with specific social work models, theories and techniques. Students learn skills and build knowledge upon which relationships are founded. Provides advanced practice training in case management and interviewing in preparation for field experience. Reinforces an understanding and awareness of diversity in all its aspects.
    May not be audited
  
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    SW 410 - Working with Groups

    3
    Students experience the group process by forming small groups. The class then uses this experience, along with readings, experiential exercises and lecture/discussions, to understand the stages of a group, as well as leadership, planning, assessment and evaluation of the group process. Finally, each student practices what he or she has learned by co-leading a group for at least one class session under the supervision of the instructor.
    Prerequisites: PSY 120  SOC 120  SW 120  
  
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    SW 411 - Working with Groups

    3
    Students experience the group process by forming small groups. The class uses this experience, along with readings, experiential exercises and lecture/discussion, to understand the stages of groups, as well as leadership, planning, assessment and evaluation of the group process. Under the supervision of the instructor, students practice what they learn by co-leading a group for one class session.
    May not be audited
  
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    SW 420 - Becoming a Change Agent

    3
    Recommended prior coursework: SW-400, SW-410. Using a task-group process and the generalist social work method, students take on the role of change agents, using themselves to systematically identify, explore and plan a change project. Interspersed with the project are a series of readings, lectures and discussions aimed at facilitating the change project, as well as understanding the range of change agent practice: community development, social planning, social action, organization development, social administration, social research and social policy.
    Prerequisites: PSY 120  SOC 120  SW 120  
  
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    SW 421 - Becoming a Change Agent

    3
    Using a task-group process and the generalist social work methods, students take on the role of change agents to systematically identify a need, explore options and plan a change project. Interspersed with the project are a series of readings, lecture and discussions aimed at facilitation community development, social planning, social action, organizational development, social administration, social research and social policy.
    May not be audited
  
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    SW 430 - Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice

    3
    Cultural competence in social work practice requires that social workers be aware of and sensitive to the breadth of diversity found in the world. This course offers students an opportunity to obtain education about and see to understand the nature of society.
    May not be audited
  
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    SW 431 - Cultural Competence in SW

    3
    Cultural competence in social work practice requires that social workers be aware of and sensitive to the breadth of diversity found in the world. This course offers students an opportunity to obtain education about and seek to understand the nature of social diversity and oppression with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, and mental or physical disability.
    May not be audited
  
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    SW 462 - Introduction to Social Science Research Practice

    3
    Familiarizes students with the method and process of conducting social science research, including the identification of problems, review of literature, collection and analysis of data and presentation of findings. The major focus is on integrating the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to understand and engage in research. In addition students are expected to become knowledgeable consumers of research.
    May not be audited
  
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    SW 480 - Senior Seminar in Social Work

    3
    Weekly seminars focus on the integration of social work theory and practice in conjunction with the student’s field instruction. Professional competency is deepened by means of videos and lecture/discussions in how to present and conduct oneself in an agency; use one’s skills in counseling, group work, diagnosis and social assessment; organize and manage one’s work; deal with one’s feelings and stress; and refine one’s career goals. Weekly journals, as well as the presentation of at least one case, are required.
    Prerequisites: SW 400  PSY 310  SOC 461  
    May not be audited
  
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    SW 481 - Senior Social Work Thesis

    3
    Usually taken concurrently with SW-480 and SW-482. Students must have successfully completed SOC-461 before taking this course. Having completed their research proposal in SOC-461, students learn how to complete their research project and write their senior thesis. Students learn to conduct qualitative and quantitative research projects. They obtain IRB approval if necessary. They then conduct the chosen research, analyze their findings and write their results and discussion sections. After completing those sections, they combine all of the elements of their thesis paper from the fall and spring semesters into an integrated whole with references, appendices and acknowledgments. The final project is turned in as a culminating experience.
    Prerequisites: SOC 461  
    May not be audited
  
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    SW 482 - Field Instruction in Social Work

    8
    Recommended coursework: SOC 480   Field instruction is the culmination of a student’s social work education. Each student is placed in an agency mutually agreed upon by the student, instructor and field agency. The student works in the agency as a social worker for 32 hours per week for one semester. He or she performs such tasks as individual counseling, working with groups as a co-leader, making referrals, writing social assessments and managing a small caseload under the supervision of an MSW social worker.
    Prerequisites: SW 400  PSY 310  SOC 461  
    Students may take up to 2 semesters to complete the course; Graded C/NC; May not be audited
  
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    SW 483 - Mediation Practicum

    1
    An opportunity for intensive training in mediation leading to a supervised experience in mediating actual conflicts. The practical component may be completed with the Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) or other appropriate mediation programs, or the student may arrange to mediate an informal dispute situation approved by the instructor.
    Students may take up to 2 semesters to complete the course.
  
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    SW 493 - Integrative Field Seminar and Thesis I

    3
    Students simultaneously engage in field experience, social science research and an integrative seminar. Field instruction is the culmination of the student’s social work education. Each student is placed in an agency mutually agree upon by the student, field liaison and field agency. The student works in the agency as a social work intern for 18 hours a week under the supervision of a Master’s level social worker. The seminar integrates specialized summative assignments with the students’ practice in the field. Professional competency is deepened by means of videos, lecture and discussion. Students learn to organize and manage workload, conduct themselves professionally, deal with stress and refine career goals. A personal learning contract, along with an agency presentation is developed. Students engage in actual research in a real world setting. Having completed their reseach proposal in SW-462, students learn to complete their research project and write their senior thesis. Students learn to conduct qualitative and quantitative research projects.
    Prerequisites: SW 462  
    May not be audited
  
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    SW 494 - Integrative Field Seminar and Thesis II

    3
    Students simultaneously engage in field experience, social science research and an integrative seminar. Students demonstrate skills in planning and evaluating case management, working within an agency, diagnosis and social assessment, and written and oral skills. At the end of this class, students are evaluated by their field instructors for competencies in the field. The seminar continues to integrate social skill development with assignments in case management, oral case presentations, dealing with crisis and other skills. Students conduct the chosen research, analyze their findings and write the results and discussion sections of the thesis.
    Prerequisites: SW 462  
    May not be audited
  
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    SW 495 - Integrative Field Seminar and Thesis III

    3
    Students continue in their field placements, adding more advanced assignments and gaining professional experience. Seminar continues with assessment of competencies in written case presentations, preparing for termination of field experience and career development strategies. After completing required sections of the thesis, students combine all the elements of their thesis paper into an integrated whole with references, appendices and acknowledgements.
    Prerequisites: SW 462  
    May not be audited
  
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    SW 496 - Integrative Field Seminar and Thesis IV

    3
    Field experience is concluded and a final evaluation from the agency is completed. Seminar culminating assignments are turned in and personal goal acheivement is assessed. The final project is turned in as a culminating experience. The senior thesis is presented in a research symposium.
    Prerequisites: SW 462  
    May not be audited

Theater

  
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    THTR 105 - Theater Appreciation

    3
    An introduction to the art and the craft of theater, focusing on production elements, literature and history of the stage. Attention is given to the roles that theater artists and audiences play in the theatrical experience. The purpose of the course is to increase appreciation of theater as an imaginative art form through which we tell stories about ourselves.
    May not be audited
  
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    THTR 110 - Drama Practicum

    1
    Students may receive drama practicum credit for participating in a specific production either in an acting or production support capacity. Students register for the practicum only after they have been cast in a role or have arranged with the instructor to fulfill a production role. Credit may be received in all areas of production.
    Repeatable for credit; Graded C/NC; May not be audited; Activity course
  
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    THTR 115 - Drama Practicum: The Company

    2
    As a member of the Company, the student participates in all aspects of production, specifically as it relates to the FPU performance season. Weekly sessions provide training and opportunities in dramaturgy, light design, set and costume design and construction, stagecraft, publicity and arts administration. Students additionally take on roles as performers, as rehearsal assistants (stage managers, assistant directors, dramaturgs) and on production support crews, experiencing first-hand the artistic, interpretive and collaborative processes of moving a text from the page to the stage. Participation in the Company is based on an audition or interview with the theater program director.
    Repeatable for credit; Graded C/NC; May not be audited; Activity course
  
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    THTR 120 - Religious Drama Practicum

    1-2
    Credit is given for involvement in Parable, the touring religious drama troupe, or College Hour dramas.
    Repeatable for credit; Graded C/NC; May not be audited; Activity course
  
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    THTR 310 - Drama Practicum

    1
    Students may receive drama practicum credit for participating in a specific production either in an acting or production support capacity. Students register for the practicum only after they have been cast in a role or have arranged with the instructor to fulfill a production role. Credit may be received in all areas of production.
    Repeatable for credit; Graded C/NC; May not be audited; Activity course
  
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    THTR 315 - Drama Practicum: The Company

    2
    As a member of the Company, the student participates in all aspects of production, specifically as it relates to the FPU performance season. Weekly sessions provide training and opportunities in dramaturgy, light design, set and costume design and construction, stagecraft, publicity and arts administration. Students additionally take on roles as performers, as rehearsal assistants (stage managers, assistant directors, dramaturges) and on production support crews, experiencing first-hand the artistic, interpretive and collaborative processes of moving a text from the page to the stage. Participation in the Company is based on an audition or interview with the theater program director.
    Repeatable for credit; Graded C/NC; May not be audited; Activity course
  
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    THTR 320 - Religious Drama Practicum

    1-2
    Credit is given for involvement in Parable, the touring religious drama troupe, or College Hour dramas.
    Repeatable for credit; Graded C/NC; May not be audited; Activity course
  
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    THTR 321 - Applied Theater

    2
    An introduction to applied theater theories and practice. Through interactive activities, theater games, devising and other applied strategies, students learn skills for community engagement through drama. Community projects vary from semester to semester between theater-in-education, process drama, reminiscence theater with seniors, forum theater, drama workshops with special needs individuals. (No prior theater experience necessary.)
    May not be audited
  
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    THTR 330 - Dance Styles

    3
    An introduction to dance as creative expression, through a focus on dance styles related to theatrical and narrative performance. Includes styles such as ballet, jazz/musical, theater/Broadway, and dance/movement for worship. Practical experiences ground students in the basics of theatrical dance styles.
    May not be audited
  
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    THTR 335 - Drama Ministry

    3
    An exploration of drama as ministry and as worship within the Christian tradition. The course combines an understanding of traditional styles with practical work preparing students to be practitioners of theater-based worship and ministry experiences.
    May not be audited
  
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    THTR 350 - Acting

    3
    A study of basic acting theory with practical application in scene work. Particular attention is drawn to the connections between acting for the stage and the roles played in everyday life.
    May not be audited
  
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    THTR 355 - Creative Drama

    3
    This course equips people to lead others in process-oriented creative drama activities, including theater games, group improvisation, storytelling and related performance forms.
  
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    THTR 357 - Creative Drama

    3
    This course equips people to lead others in process-oriented creative drama activities, including theater games, group improvisation, storytelling and related performance forms.
    May not be audited
  
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    THTR 360 - Directing and Staging Texts

    3
    A study of directing: basic organization, script analysis, directing theory and working with other theater artists. Focuses on directing for the stage, both dramatic and non-dramatic texts. Useful for students interested in teaching drama; film production; or participating in educational, community or professional theater. Practical in-class directing experience involved.
  
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    THTR 365 - Stage Technology

    2
    An introduction to technology for the stage. Students learn the basics of light and sound set-up and operation through practical experiences in class, during lab hours and by working as a technician on an event. Theory and skills gained are useful to individuals interested in technology as it relates to theater productions, musical events and worship services.
    May not be audited
  
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    THTR 370 - Auditioning

    1
    Class lessons in auditioning technique including the presentation of several monologues.
    May not be audited
  
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    THTR 375 - Costume Design and Production

    3
    An introduction to the art and craft of theatrical costumes. Students learn the general history of dress, theoretical design principles, the role costuming plays in theatrical storytelling, and gain practical skills.
    May not be audited
  
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    THTR 380 - Stage Make-Up

    1
    The study and execution of various theatrical make-up techniques.
    May not be audited
  
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    THTR 470 - Senior Thesis Performance

    2
    The production and acting of a short play or series of scenes planned under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
    May not be audited
  
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    THTR 496 - Drama Internship

    1-3
    A work experience for students wishing to gain professional/career experience by working with local theater or opera companies or organizations with theater programs. In addition to the work experience, the intern meets regularly with the faculty advisor
    Repeatable for credit; May not be audited

Theology

  
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    THEO 170 - Introduction to Theology and Ethics

    3
    The course will provide students with an introduction and general overview of the major theological and ethical affirmations in the Christian tradition.
  
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    THEO 365 - Perspectives on Global Missions

    3
    How are Christians to bring good news to people here and abroad? How and when do we combat poverty, share our faith with others, challenge injustices and establish new church communities? This course provides an introduction and overview of theories and practices of mission and the biblical and theological principles that shape them. Particular emphasis is given to helping students understand their own interests and passions and how these can relate to global missions.
  
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    THEO 370 - Expansion of the Christian Faith

    3
    This course is designed to study the missionary movements through the centuries. Major emphases focus on biblical, theological, anthropological, sociological and cross-cultural principles operative in the history of the Christian expansion.
  
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    THEO 400 - Theologies of the Christian Imagination

    3
    This course surveys the stances that Christian traditions have taken in relation to secular culture, especially its art and entertainment, and provides a conceptual understanding of the biblical and theological reasons for Christian involvement in culture, including a sense of the cultural mandate that humans, as God’s image-bearers, have for godly creativity and artistry. The tension between Christianity and the arts in the current market is explored in a way that encourages students’ awareness of their own responses to and involvement in these issues, both as appreciators and critics of Christian and non-Christian art.
  
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    THEO 425 - Theological Ethics and the Environment

    3
    The course provides a general survey of the issues and debates in ecotheology and ethics. Particular attention will be given to the values of humanity in relation to the environment, and the connection between those values and theological conviction.
  
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    THEO 430 - Contemporary Theologies

    3
    A study of major theological thinkers and movements in the 20th and 21st centuries from Karl Barth to the present, including consideration of context, methodology and distinctive contributions.
  
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    THEO 434 - Following Jesus Radically

    3
    What does it mean to follow Jesus radically, individually and as a community, in a given historical-cultural context? This course explores the theology and praxis of radical discipleship movements historically and in the contemporary setting, paying particular attention to the way in which these movements are shaped by and respond to contextual issues.
  
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    THEO 445 - Issues and Theologies of Mission

    3
    Investigates the important biblical and theological foundations of the church’s call to mission. Examines current trends in mission and issues that arise as Christians seek to share the Gospel with people of other faiths, people suffering violence and oppression, people impacted by globalization and people who live in rural and urban settings.
  
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    THEO 447 - Theologies of the Human Person

    3
    With all the diversity among individual people, groups within any one society and cultures around the world, what is it that makes one commonly human? The purpose of this course is to discover and deepen one’s theological understanding of the human person. Students begin by exploring understandings and experiences of being human in other cultures, then in their own cultures and religious subcultures and last in the biblical texts. Participants will develop awareness of the complexities of understanding what it means to be human, as well as broaden their cognizance of the variety of such theologies historically, culturally and religiously.
  
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    THEO 465 - Theological Ethics of Conflict and Peacemaking

    3
    A study of the biblical teaching on conflict, peace and justice, including questions raised on historical and theological levels. Crucial aspects of the study will include the Old Testament teachings on covenant and peace, justice, war, Jesus as exemplar of peacemaking and the church’s responsibility in conflict and peacemaking.
  
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    THEO 470 - Justice, Poverty and Development

    3
    Students with an interest in justice, poverty, human trafficking, and international and urban development are equipped with the ability to reflect theologically about the challenges of these issues. Provides an introduction and overview of various social scientific perspectives on poverty and development and analyzes these from a theological perspective. Also introduces various pathways in international and urban development.
  
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    THEO 482 - Mission Practicum

    1-3
    A supervised work experience in an intercultural/multicultural setting, including, but not limited to, Christian mission. The practicum provides a place to develop cross-cultural skills in ministry and other forms of work and service. One unit of practicum is required for the Studies in Mission Focus Series.
    Signature required; Repeatable for credit; Graded C/NC; May not be audited

Victimology

  
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    VICT 351 - Victim Recovery

    3
    Having skill to encourage healing from trauma and victimization can be beneficial in many settings. Victims are often forgotten in the criminal justice system, as well as during disasters, war and abuse of power. This course shows how to use victimological, restorative, coping and healing concepts to deal with the challenges victims face.
    May not be audited
  
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    VICT 420 - Victimology

    3
    Victimology is a study that has emerged from criminology, law, sociology, psychology, and restorative justice. The history and emerging directions of victimology and victim services impact many areas in society, including the criminal justice system. This course covers concepts and definitions, essential theories and taxonomies of causation as applied to victims, victim data, trauma theory, social change theory, and coping and grief theory.
    May not be audited
 

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