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With a wide variety of courses offered online, you can earn your degree when it’s convenient for you.

Accounting

ACCT 251. PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: sophomore standing.
Introduction to the underlying principles of financial accounting and the application of such data to financial decisions.

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ACCT 252. PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ACCT 251.
Introduces the principles and techniques of managerial accounting. Emphasizes the use of information outputs from the managerial accounting information system in making managerial decisions.

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ACCT 261. BUSINESS LAW. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: sophomore standing.
Law as it applies to the business world. Explores background of our system of legal process. Examines law and its social environment and its impact on business organizations and transactions.

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ACCT 323. ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE AND CERTIFICATION. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ACCT 251.
This course provides an opportunity for students to learn current versions of Intuit QuickBooks while learning how to communicate and advise clients. Through workplace simulations and project-based learning, students create and maintain accounts in order to increase productivity and efficiency in the workplace.

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ACCT 351. INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I. 4 Credits.

Notes: ACCT 351, ACCT 352, ACCT 353 are sequential and cannot be taken out of order or concurrently.
Pre-requisites: ACCT 251.
Financial accounting principles and practice: postulates and principles underlying the presentation and interpretation of financial statements, including: working capital, investments, plant assets, long-term liabilities, partnership formation, partnership dissolution and stockholders’ equity.

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ACCT 353. INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING III. 4 Credits.

ACCT 396. EXPERIMENTAL. 1-5 Credits.

Experimental.

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ACCT 425. BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR ACCOUNTANTS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing.
Through active learning, this course provides business students with the opportunity to gain broadly applicable Microsoft Office application skills most frequently used in today’s accounting profession. Students develop and manipulate documents, worksheets and presentations utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Students demonstrate proficiency by taking the most current Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam for each application listed.

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Addiction Studies

ADST 300. SURVEY OF ALCOHOL/DRUG PROBLEMS. 4 Credits.

Students will learn international and current definitions of alcohol and drug use, abuse and addiction. Recognition of misuse as a social problem and the evolution of social policy and attitudes. Socio-cultural and cross-cultural aspects of chemical dependency, including vulnerable populations—women, youth, elderly and ethnic-cultural groups. Identification and progression of symptoms and disease including the impact on individuals, family and society. Special focus on addressing drug problems personally and professionally with an overview of contemporary treatment modalities.

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ADST 302. COUNSELING THEORIES FOR THE ADDICTION PROFESSIONAL. 4 Credits.

Students study the principal theories and techniques of therapeutic and counseling relationships with particular focus on those designed for or adept in addressing defense mechanisms and resistance characteristic of addiction.

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ADST 303. HIV/AIDS AND ADDICTION TREATMENT. 2 Credits.

This course presents the study of the impact of air- and blood-borne pathogens and the role of the human service clinician. Students will review the theory and technique for effectively addressing issues of alcohol and drug use for the at-risk person and the issues of risk of exposure for the drug abusing individual. Physiology, epidemiology, risk assessment, legal/ethical issues and societal implications of HIV and other pathogens will be presented. This course is appropriate for students of any discipline but is approved by the DSHS/DASA for state chemical dependency counselor qualification.

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ADST 308. CULTURAL ISSUES IN ADDICTION TREATMENT AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH. 4 Credits.

Notes: This course is available for on campus students online and off campus students online. Please see your advisor for the appropriate section.
Pre-requisites: ENGL 101.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
Students examine issues regarding the treatment of persons from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds–persons with disabilities (physical, cognitive), LGBTQ+ individuals, women and the elderly–by the mainstream culture of the U.S. in health care, substance use disorder treatment, educational settings and other social, political, and community venues.

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ADST 310. GLOBALLY SPEAKING: WHAT ABOUT DRUGS?. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 101 or permission of instructor.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–global studies.
The world market for illegal drugs is the world's largest illicit market. The illegal drug business has begun to reshape itself along the tenets of the new world economy. Poor countries that produce drugs face massive corruption in police, army and government circles. This course will explore the implicaitons of drug manufacturing, sales, licit and illicit drug production, laws and policies that impact the way drugs are classified and approved.

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ADST 350. ADDICTION STUDIES PRACTICUM SEMINAR. 2 Credits.

Notes: graded Pass/Fail.
Pre-requisites: declared major or minor in Addiction Studies or permission of instructor or program director.
This course prepares students to enter into the ADST practicum experience. Students make application to practicum, obtain proper state-required paperwork and review practicum assignment.

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ADST 385. ADDICTION STUDIES PRACTICUM I. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: successful completion of or currently enrolled in ADST 350 or permission of instructor.
Students will obtain an opportunity to integrate and develop their knowledge and skills in an appropriate and relevant setting that will assist in their development as addiction treatment or prevention professionals.

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ADST 410. COMMUNITY PREVENTION METHODS. 4 Credits.

This course explores the role the media plays in prevention, such as media advocacy, media literacy, social marketing and social norms marketing. This course will also discuss the requirements for prevention credentialing in Washington state.

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ADST 412. PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY OF ADDICTIONS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ADST 308 or permission of instructor.
This course covers information on the physical impact and the response of the human body to alcohol, psychoactive substances and addictive behaviors through the study of fundamentals of pharmacokinetics, neurological functions and current research findings. Concepts and terminology essential for working on a professional addiction treatment team and for communicating with patients and families are covered. There is special focus on effective intervention strategies for each class of drug and for working with a variety of addictive behaviors.

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ADST 420. ALCOHOL/DRUG CASE MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: completion of ADST 302 and ADST 308 or permission of the instructor.
This course builds on the theoretical and technical principles and skills addressed in ADST 302. Thorough review of approaches and philosophies of case management and its essential role in effectively addressing the complexity of multiple-issue recovery, including dual-diagnosis, gender and sexuality issues, suicide and relapse. Includes established national and regional standards of care in treatment planning, record keeping and discharged and aftercare planning.

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ADST 430. ADDICTION TREATMENT WITH FAMILIES. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: declared major or minor in Addiction Studies or permission of instructor.
This course examines the dynamics of family in relationship to chemical dependency and models of family counseling, including overviews of structural, strategic, transgenerational, growth-oriented, behavioral and solution-focused theories as applied to chemical dependency.

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ADST 440. ALCOHOL/DRUG GROUP COUNSELING. 3 Credits.

Notes: when offered online, this course has a synchronous (required group meetings online) component.
Pre-requisites: declared Addiction Studies major or minor, or permission of instructor/program director.
Students will review the theoretical foundations of group dynamics and therapy as applied to alcohol/drug treatment clientele. They will explore the design, leadership and applications of therapy groups via a combination of lecture readings and experimental lab activities. Emphasis will be placed on learning to observe, understand and guide the group dynamics as they occur.

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ADST 442. SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT FOR CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ADST 308.
This course is designed to assist social work, mental health counseling students and chemical dependency professional trainees (students) in obtaining the skills needed to conduct an accurate substance abuse assessment/evaluation and to determine the appropriate level of treatment by understanding accepted criteria for diagnosis by understanding placement criteria (ASAM), utilizing assessment instruments, analyzing and interpreting data, documenting assessment findings and making appropriate treatment recommendations.

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ADST 444. TREATING CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS. 4 Credits.

This class will establish a better understanding of the inherent complexities of co-occurring disorders (COD) and develop a variety of clinical skills necessary in the treatment of COD. We will explore the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational enhancement therapy and brief therapy approaches to both substance abuse and mental illness. Selected clinical interventions from each of these evidence-based treatment modalities will be taught and practiced.

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ADST 460. LAW AND ETHICS FOR ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS. 4 Credits.

Students will be exposed to fundamental and technical study of the law, policy, malpractice and liability regarding chemical dependency prevention and treatment practice. Strong focus will be on the contemporary issues of the field relative to current policy and the development of professional knowledge and skills that support ethical and effective practice.

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ADST 462. ADOLESCENT ADDICTION ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ADST 300, or declared major in Children's Studies or Addiction Studies.
This course emphasizes the unique developmental stages of adolescence and ways in which substance use/abuse/dependency harm the adolescent’s worldview. Various methods used when providing interventions and treatment are explored along with assessment requirements specified by the state. This course expands the issues of the family system as context for recovery using traditional resources and innovative approaches in adolescent chemical dependency treatments.

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ADST 464. RELAPSE PREVENTION. 2 Credits.

Prevention Relapse is not a single event, but is a process that takes place over time. This class will investigate that process by examining the principles and procedures of relapse prevention therapy. It will also focus on the developmental model of recovery to explore major causes of relapse in each stage of recovery. Another major focus of this class will be to address client relationship with family, employment, education, spirituality, health concerns, and legal needs.

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ADST 485. ADDICTION STUDIES PRACTICUM II. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ADST 350 or permission of instructor.
Students will build on experience and strengths developed in Practicum I to prepare them to work independently in the addiction or prevention field.

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ADST 490. ADST SENIOR CAPSTONE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: senior standing and declared major in Addiction Studies or permission of instructor or program director.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–senior capstone.
This course covers the eight Practice Dimensions and Transdisciplinary Foundation knowledge that is the ideal standard the addiction counselor strives to master. Students who plan to move forward with WA state licensure as Chemical Dependency Professionals gain a cumulative summary of the above practice dimension skills, knowledge and attitudes that accomplished counselors strive to master.

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ADST 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

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ADST 501. RELAPSE PREVENTION. 2 Credits.

Relapse is not a single event but a process that takes place over time. This class will investigate that process by examining the principles and procedures of relapse prevention therapy. It will also focus on the developmental model of recovery to explore major causes of relapse in each stage of recovery. Another major focus of this class will be to address client relationship with family, employment, education, spirituality, health concerns and legal needs.

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ADST 502. COUNSELING THEORIES FOR ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS. 2 Credits.

This course is intended to provide students with specific counseling theory information necessary to meet state requirements for Chemical Dependency Professional certification.

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ADST 503. HIV/AIDS AND ADDICTION TREATMENT. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: graduate standing.
This course explores the impact of air and bloodborne pathogens and the role of the helping service professionals, specifically within the realm of addiction counseling. Physiology, epidemiology, brief risk assessment, legal/ethical issues and societal implications of HIV/AIDS, various strains of Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, and STDs will be explored. This course covers transmission of these infectious diseases along with prevention and risk-reduction strategies.

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ADST 504. ADOLESCENT ADDICTION ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT. 4 Credits.

This course will emphasize the unique developmental stages of adolescence and the ways in which substance use/abuse/dependency harm the adolescent’s worldview. The various methods used when providing interventions and treatment will be explored along with assessment requirements specified by the state. This course will expand the issues of the family system as context for recovery using traditional resources and innovative approaches in adolescent chemical dependency treatments.

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ADST 505. ADDICTION GROUP COUNSELING. 2 Credits.

Notes: this course is taught online and requires a synchronous component (meaning: students will get together online in small groups) as part of the course.
Pre-requisites: graduate standing.
Theoretical foundations of group dynamics and counseling as applied to addiction treatment clientele. Explore the design, leadership and applications of group counseling via a combination of readings, video presentations, case studies and class discussions. Emphasis on learning to observe, understand, guide and facilitate the group dynamics as they occur.

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ADST 512. PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIONS OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS. 4 Credits.

Students will review the physical impact and the response of the human body to alcohol and other drugs of abuse through study of the fundamentals of pharmacokinetics, neurologic functioning and current research findings. They will also learn concepts and terminology essential for working on a professional treatment team and for communicating with patients and families. There will be special focus on effective intervention strategies for each class of drug.

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ADST 520. CASE MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

This course provides a thorough review of approaches and philosophies of case management and its essential role in effectively addressing the complexity of multiple-issue recovery, including dual-diagnosis, gender and sexuality issues, suicide and relapse. Includes established national and regional standards of care in treatment planning, record keeping and discharged and aftercare planning.

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ADST 530. ADDICTION TREATMENT WITH FAMILIES AND DIVERSE POPULATIONS. 4 Credits.

This course uses the Addiction Counseling Competencies to explore the complex issues of family in relation to addiction and models of family counseling. Additionally, this class will include information on diverse cultures, to incorporate the relevant needs of culturally diverse groups, as well as people with disabilities, into clinical practice.

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ADST 535. LAW AND ETHICS FOR ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS. 4 Credits.

Students will be exposed to fundamental and technical study of the law, policy, malpractice and liability regarding chemical dependency prevention and treatment practice. Strong focus will be on the contemporary issues of the field relative to current policy and the development of professional knowledge and skills that support ethical and effective practice. Application of ethics for chemical dependency clinicians.

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ADST 542. SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT OF CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS. 4 Credits.

This course is designed to assist the Master-level Social Worker, mental health counseling student and chemical Dependency Professional Trainees (students) in obtaining the necessary skills needed to conduct an accurate substance abuse assessment/evaluation and determine appropriate level of treatment. Further, the student will gain an understanding of mental health diagnosis utilizing screening, assessment and diagnostic tool.

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ADST 544. TREATING CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS. 4 Credits.

This class will establish a better understanding of the inherent complexities of co-occurring disorders (COD) and develop a variety of clinical skills necessary in the treatment of COD. We will explore the principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Brief Therapy approaches to both substance abuse and Mental Illness selected clinical interventions from each of these evidenced-based treatment modalities will be taught and practiced for both group work and individual therapy. Clinical approaches, treatment planning, placement and medications used to treat COD will also be discussed.

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ADST 548. MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: graduate standing.
This course introduces students to concepts relevant to the implementation of medication assisted treatment (MAT). Specifically the research into the efficacy of MAT will re reviewed and the basic brain chemistry of addiction and common medication-based treatments. The historical, legal and ethical considerations specific to MAT will also be reviewed. Evidence-based therapeutic techniques for counseling staff collaborating in interdisciplinary teams with medical staff will be presented.

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ADST 550. SPIRITUALITY AND ADDICTION. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: graduate standing.
Addiction permeates our society; substance use and abuse are rapidly becoming a global epidemic. Researchers are digging deep into brain chemistry to learn more about the complicated disease of addiction. Spirituality and mindfulness appear to be keys in unlocking the mystery of overcoming addiction. This course will provide a solid foundation in spirituality, mindfulness and addiction, focusing on how spirituality relates to treatment recovery and relapse prevention.

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ADST 552. PROCESS ADDICTIONS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: graduate standing.
This course provides students an introduction and overview of process addictions, assessment and diagnostic tools, evidenced-based treatment strategies, recovery services and strategies for intervention and identification.

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ADST 554. TRAUMA INFORMED CARE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: graduate standing.
In Behavioral Health settings, clients presenting with trauma may be the norm instead of the exception. An understanding of the prevalence and impact of trauma in the treatment system helps strengthen clients’ recovery, decrease re-traumatization, and helps to build clients’ trust in and use of supports. Emphasis will be placed on identifying signs and symptoms of trauma and the utilization of trauma specific services.

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ADST 561. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-4 Credits.

Various topics of concern to addiction professionals in the field of addiction treatment and prevention will be presented to educate students about emerging or recurring issues and concerns.

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ADST 595. ADST BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COUNSELING PRACTICUM. 2-4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Individual learning and career development course with placement in a behavioral health agency designed to facilitate the integration and application of theory and skill in a counseling setting.

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ADST 596. EXPERIMENTAL. 1-5 Credits.

ADST 695. ADST BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COUNSELING PRACTICUM II. 1-4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Individual learning and career development course with placement in a behavioral health agency. Placement in a behavioral health agency provides students the opportunity to learn and practice knowledge and skills required for certification/licensing by providing direct service to clients while obtaining agency supervision and support. Students in this practicum will enhance and refine their counseling skills with individuals and groups.

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Africana Studies

AAST 101. INTRODUCTION TO AFRICANA STUDIES. 5 Credits.

This course is a critical survey of the major themes, issues, concepts, methods, philosophies, theories and scholars in the discipline of Africana studies and its historic origin and evolution.

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AAST 214. AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND EXPRESSIONS. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: HONS 214, HUMN 214.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
An interdisciplinary survey of African American culture beginning with ancient African history and traditions through contemporary issues in the African American experience. Attention given to basic principles of history, sociology, political science, economics and the arts in the study of the dynamics of the African American culture.

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AAST 215. EARLY AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: ANCIENT AFRICA TO THE END OF THE RECONSTRUCTION 1877. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: HONS 215, HIST 215.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
An examination of the history of African Americans from African civilizations in the 10th century A.D. through American slavery to the end of the Reconstruction era in the U.S. Major attention will be given to the social, political, and economic evolution of African Americans as a whole as well as the individual lives and work of famous black leaders.

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AAST 220. AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: POST CIVIL WAR TO PRESENT. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: HONS 220, HIST 220.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
An examination of the history of African Americans from the end of the Reconstruction era to contemporary issues of today. Major attention will be given to the social political, and economic evolution of African Americans as a whole as well as the individual lives and work of famous black leaders and grassroots movements.

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AAST 222. AFRICAN AMERICAN ECONOMICS. 5 Credits.

Focuses on the economic conditions of African Americans, presenting an analysis of economic problems confronting them, and institutional aspects of those problems.

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AAST 296. EXPERIMENTAL. 1-5 Credits.

Experimental.

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AAST 301. HARLEM RENAISSANCE: RECONSTRUCTION TO 1930. 5 Credits.

A selective and objective study of the cultural, ideological, and political contributions of African Americans during the period 1918-1929.

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AAST 315. AFRICAN HISTORY: ANCIENT AFRICA TO MANDELA. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: HIST 315, HONS 315.
Pre-requisites: ENGL 10 or equivalent.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–global studies.
This course will examine the historical unfolding of Africa both domestically and internationally. The major topics will include such themes as traditional institutions, political development, European colonialism, African nationalism along with the struggle for independence and the entry into the global free market and world affairs.

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AAST 320. AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: SOCI 371, SOWK 320.
The African American Family as a social system influenced by institutions of the larger American society.

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AAST 321. AFRICAN AMERICAN POLITICAL AWARENESS. 5 Credits.

Issues of African American political power and awareness as they relate to several studies of macro and micro institutional racism with alternatives for racial change.

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AAST 430. AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: GWSS 430.
Pre-requisites: ENGL 201.
This course examines historical writings by and about Black women, discussing slavery, lynching, combating prejudices and encouraging racial pride to provide a framework that will deepen understanding of the topic.

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Aging Studies

AGST 310. MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN AGING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: sophomore standing.
Required of all students in the minor, this course draws upon a number of disciplines and fields (primarily biology, psychology, social work, sociology, economics, nutrition and dietetics, and ethnic perspectives) to provide a balanced view of both normal and problem aspects of aging. Presents theoretical issues and aspects of aging as well as programs, services and issues involved in working with older persons.

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AGST 415. INTRODUCTION TO PALLIATIVE CARE. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: SOWK 415.
Pre-requisites: junior standing.
Palliative care is an interdisciplinary and holistic approach for those with a life threatening illness. It aims to improve the quality of life of patients and their families through prevention, psychological and spiritual care. This course will focus on identifying gaps in end of life care and emerging models of palliative care, assessing the psychological, medical, and spiritual needs of someone living with illness, while emphasizing the importance of cultural sensitivity in service delivery.

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AGST 456. THE OLDER WOMAN. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: GWSS 456, SOWK 456.
Pre-requisites: junior standing.
This course examines the research and practice knowledge on the social, economic and health problems confronting older women. Older women’s needs and potential for change are considered. The course explores U.S. social policy and program alternatives that work to improve the status and quality of life for a growing and diverse population of older women.

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American Sign Language

ASL 101. FIRST YEAR AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: completion of series satisfies the university foreign language requirement.
A basic introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture. ASL 101 includes basic ASL vocabulary, grammatical structures, and conversational behaviors. Focus will be placed on the development of the conceptual aspects of the language. Special emphasis will be placed on the cultural values and beliefs shared by the Deaf Community.

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ASL 102. FIRST YEAR AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ASL 101 or permission of instructor.
Satisfies: completion of series satisfies the university foreign language requirement.
Further instruction in the development of expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language, development of more advanced vocabulary and the use of space and expression as a part of the linguistic form of this visual language. Includes exploration into the structure of the deaf culture.

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ASL 103. FIRST YEAR AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ASL 101 and ASL 102 or permission of the instructor.
Satisfies: completion of series satisfies the university foreign language requirement.
Further instruction in the development of expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language, development of more advanced vocabulary and the use of space and expression as a part of the linguistic form of this visual language. Includes exploration into the structure of the deaf culture.

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Anthropology

ANTR 201. GLOBAL CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for social sciences.
This course examines the flow of people, goods, images, ideas and knowledge that across borders of all kinds with greater rapidity and consistency in our increasingly interconnected world. Students will deepen their understanding of and expand their exposure to cultural beliefs, traditions, practices and values from communities throughout the world. The course will consider the role that culture plays in some of the major social, political, economic and religious tensions and conflicts.

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ANTR 342. MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: sophomore standing.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–global studies.
The course introduces students to cross-cultural perspectives and critical theories in anthropological studies of medicine. Special attention is given to diverse ways of understanding bodies, illnesses, and therapeutic practices in our changing world. Specifically, it compares non-medical models of disease causality and healing with biomedical establishments, and examines how social and technological inequalities shape health and health outcomes.

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