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

Philosophy

PHIL 210. CRITICAL THINKING. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
Logic as a tool for the analysis of informal arguments. The course develops techniques for formalizing and testing arguments from everyday life.

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PHIL 211. INTRODUCTORY PHILOSOPHY. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
Some traditional problems about the nature of the world and human knowledge. Typical problems concern the existence of God, personal identity and free will, the relations of minds to bodies and of perception to the external world.

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PHIL 212. INTRODUCTORY ETHICS. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
An examination of the nature and content of morality. Two questions are central: Is morality based on knowledge or on emotion? Is there a rational motive to act morally?

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PHIL 213. MORAL ISSUES IN AMERICA. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
An introduction to normative moral issues in current thought and life. Typical problems concern social justice, the relation of work to a person’s concept of himself, manipulation and indoctrination in a technological society and relationships between social success and human flourishing.

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PHIL 214. PHILOSOPHICAL VOICES AND POP CULTURE. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
This course is a thematic survey of several areas of basic philosophical problems. It will combine an examination of philosophical themes in media and popular culture—including fiction, television and cinema—with retrieval of under-represented, diverse voices addressing each thematic area. Themes may include, but are not restricted to: metaphysics, theory of mind and knowledge, aesthetics, ethics and social and political theory.

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PHIL 312. PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: HONS 312.
Pre-requisites: successful completion of ENGL 101.
Philosophical problems with religion and theology. Typical problems concern the existence of God, God’s relation to evil, the immortality of the soul, the meaning of religious language and the criteria for theological verification.

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PHIL 445. BIOMEDICAL ETHICS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 101.
This course is an examination of a variety of moral theories as well as professional oaths and codes of ethics in order to clarify, analyze and propose solutions to significant contemporary ethical problems in biological research and medical practice. These may include abortion, genetic research on humans, animals and crops, stem cell research, advance directives, end-of-life issues, etc.

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PHIL 498. SEMINARS. 1-5 Credits.

Physical Education

PHED 259. SPORTS FIRST AID AND INJURY PREVENTION. 3 Credits.

This course is designed for those seeking to become coaches in high school, college and university, Olympic and competitive club-sport programs for athletes 14 years of age and older. The primary objective of this course is to introduce the coach to the importance of safety and injury prevention in sport settings.

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PHED 260. SPORT SCIENCES FOR COACHING. 3 Credits.

Notes: Leader Level.
A professional preparation course for coaches designed to acquaint students with basic scientific information needed in coaching.

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PHED 261. COACHING SPORTS TECHNICAL AND TACTICAL SKILLS. 3 Credits.

The course is designed for those seeking to become coaches in high school, college and university, Olympic, and competitive club-sport programs for athletes 14 years of age and older. Students will gain a solid understanding of sport-specific technical and tactical skills in order to teach these skills effectively. They will also gain valuable insight on developing practice and season plans and coaching on game day.

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PHED 348. ANATOMICAL/MECHANICAL KINESIOLOGY. 4 Credits.

A study of the structural components of human movement, as well as the study of the laws of physics as they affect human movement. Special attention is given to the analysis of movement.

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PHED 349. ANATOMICAL KINESIOLOGY. 4 Credits.

A study of the structural components of human movement. Special attention is given to the analysis of movement.

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PHED 352. MECHANICAL KINESIOLOGY. 4 Credits.

This course is concerned with the mechanical principles applied to athletic movements. The information will provide a biomechanical basis for teaching and coaching physical activities. Sports skills will be analyzed and the underlying mechanical principles governing these movements will be identified. A significant amount of mathematical and quantitative calculations will be performed in this course. A final project is required.

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PHED 390. HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201.
Analysis of educationally sound programs and of procedures and practices in the development of basic health and physical education principles in the elementary school.

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PHED 461. SPORTS AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior.
Designed to provide physical education teachers and coaches with information about motivation, communication, stress management, mental imagery and other topics for enhancing instructor-performance relationships and for stimulating improved sport performances.

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Political Science

POLI 100. INTRODUCTION TO US POLITICS. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for social sciences.
This course is an introduction to the workings of the United States government from an historical, theoretical, and institutional point of view. Subjects of study include the founding of the United States, federalism, civil rights and civil liberties, political parties and interest groups, and American political institutions such as Congress, the Presidency, the Judiciary. The course also addresses fundamental concepts such as power, ideology, and the citizen role in democratic politics.

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Psychology

PSYC 100. GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for social sciences.
A general introduction to psychology as the scientific study of behavior and thought; an overview of the areas of psychology and their development; methods in psychology; biological, sensory and developmental influences on behavior; physiological and cognitive components of behavior; theories of learning; a survey of theories of normal and abnormal behavior; principles of psychotherapy; personality theory and testing; and social influences.

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PSYC 201. LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for social sciences.
A broad overview of human development from birth to death. Topics covered include the biological, cognitive, learning, cultural and socio-emotional influences on development. Designed for the non-major.

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PSYC 231. SCIENCE OF STRESS AND COPING. 3 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for natural science.
This course is designed to introduce you to the range of psychological and environmental stressors, and their potential psychological and physiological consequences. This course will assist you in learning basic terminology and theories as well as scientific understanding. Focus will be on critical evaluation of the literature regarding stress and coping, and the opportunity to practice and evaluate methods of coping with stress through labs to contribute to better health.

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PSYC 301. THEORIES OF PERSONALITY. 5 Credits.

An objective and comprehensive study of the major theories of personality.

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PSYC 302. ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY. 5 Credits.

Explores and evaluates research and theoretical concepts relating to deviant and abnormal behavior.

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PSYC 305. CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201 or equivalency; math proficiency recommended.
Mental, physical, social and emotional development from infancy through adolescence.

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PSYC 307. PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201 or equivalent; math proficiency recommended.
A psychological approach to human behavior, growth and change.

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PSYC 309. SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: Mathematics proficiency.
The study of the methodology and attitudes of psychology irrespective of any special area. Considers techniques for evaluating information, discovering invalid interpretations, and uncovering alternative explanations. These are illustrated by reading research articles and classroom discussion of the articles and of popular beliefs.

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PSYC 314. TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: CSBS 320.
This course will provide students with a current analysis of the most widely used psychological tests in schools, professional training programs, business, industry, the military, and clinical settings. Students will learn how psychological tests are constructed, how they are used, and how an understanding of them can make a difference in their careers and everyday lives. Issues of fairness, bias, and social consequences for use and interpretation with diverse populations will be addressed.

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PSYC 316. HUMAN MEMORY AND COGNITION. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior level standing or permission of the instructor.
Examination of the principles and theories of human memory and selected topics in cognitive psychology.

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PSYC 324. CONDITIONING AND LEARNING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing.
A study of human learning emphasizing conditions for acquisition, learning structures, learning sets, levels of learning and measurement.

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PSYC 331. PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: GWSS 331.
Pre-requisites: completion of ENGL 201 or equivalent.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
The psychology of women and gender in terms of history, bodies, socialization, personality, affiliation, achievement, motivation, mental health, and personal growth needs.

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PSYC 344. INTRODUCTION TO THE HELPING PROFESSIONS. 4 Credits.

Notes: this course is required for the B.S. Applied Developmental Psychology major and Option B of the B.A. Children's Studies major.
Pre-requisites: PSYC 305 and declared Applied Developmental Psychology major or minor, or declared Children's Studies major.
This course provides students with an introduction to a wide variety of helping professions with essential ideas and information pertaining to the work of helping professionals. Content addresses the helping professions, their specializations, histories, ethics, communication skills, potential challenges to professional effectiveness in the helping professions, and models of problem solving for those working in the helping professions.

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PSYC 402. BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PSYC 305, PSYC 324 or permission of the instructor.
Behavior modification provides an in-depth exposure to the principles, concepts and procedures from both behavioral and cognitive theories as applied to individuals, couples and families, organizational groups and community settings.

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PSYC 420. BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF BEHAVIOR. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PSYC 309.
Organic foundations of behavior.

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PSYC 425. PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PSYC 100 or permission of the instructor.
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the field of forensic psychology. The course provides an overview of the role of mental health professionals in correctional settings and in conducting forensic evaluations.

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PSYC 470. CHILDHOOD PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND TREATMENT. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing.
This course focuses on psychopathological disorders of childhood and adolesence, critically attending to normal and abnormal developmental sequences. Attention is given to the diagnosis and implications of such disorders and to clinical intervention methods.

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PSYC 484. CHILD ABUSE: RECOGNITION AND INTERVENTION STRATEGIES. 3 Credits.

This course will focus on recognition of abuse in children and specific intervention strategies for their social/emotional needs. Physical, emotional and sexual abuse will be addressed along with factors of recognition for each of these areas of abuse. Specific common indicators of abuse will be looked at as it relates to the impact on the social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral realm of children.

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PSYC 485. ADD/ADHD IN THE SCHOOLS. 3 Credits.

This course will provide the skills needed to help minimize the everyday struggles encountered while working with difficult behaviors. Areas to be addressed include characteristics of AD/HD, common treatment approaches, myths about AD/HD and matching interventions to behaviors.

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PSYC 490. SENIOR CAPSTONE: THE TRADITION OF PSYCHOLOGY. 6 Credits.

Pre-requisites: CSBS 320, PSYC 309 and PSYC 413; all with a grade ≥C and a declared BA Psychology major.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–senior capstone.
The course consists of three components: the history of psychology; a collaborative project; portfolio preparation.

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PSYC 498. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

PSYC 505. APPLIED LEARNING THEORY AND BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. 4 Credits.

Applied learning theory, methodology, and research paradigms will be defined and their inter-theory, inter-subject, inter-problem-solving relevance demonstrated.

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PSYC 510. PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY PRACTICE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to the graduate program in school psychology.
This course is the first in the series of Professional School Psychology and focuses on the history and principles of school psychology, the professional role of the school psychologist and current trends in education. The course includes various pre-practicum observations in applied settings.

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PSYC 511. PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY LAW. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to the graduate program in school psychology.
This course focuses on the impact of legal issues on the role and functions of school psychologists in Washington.

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PSYC 512. PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY ETHICS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PSYC 510.
This course is the third in the series of professional school psychology and focuses on professional practice and ethical issues in the field. Best practices in school psychology and considerations of NASP, AERA and APA ethical guidelines and codes of conduct will be covered. The course includes pre-practicum observations in applied settings.

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PSYC 513. ADVANCED CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT. 4 Credits.

Notes: EdS School Psychology Degree requirement.
The course relies on several perspectives concerning human development and intervention/prevention—ecological theories of development, developmental psychology, developmental psychopathology and risk/resilience research—as theoretical lenses on various interventions.

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PSYC 517. HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: graduate standing or permission of the instructor.
An examination of the psychological influences on health including both wellness and illness; a focus on the etiology and correlates of health and illness as well as the prevention and treatment of illness. Exploring the psychological dynamics at work in utilization of the health care system and patient-practitioner interactions. Specific coverage of the illness process in pain, heart disease, cancer, stress, and chronic illnesses.

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PSYC 523. MULTI-TIERED SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT. 4 Credits.

This course will assist students in understanding the link between assessment and intervention. School-wide Academic and Behavioral Assessment and Interventions, supplemental programs and intensive interventions will be addressed. Students will gain knowledge regarding early intervention, prevention and evidenced based academic and behavioral programs within Pre K-12 schools.

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PSYC 525. PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM. 5 Credits.

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the field of forensic psychology. The coure provides an overview of the role of mental health professionals in correctional settings and in conducting forensic evaluations.

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PSYC 526. ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT FOR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: enrollment in school psychology program.
An in-depth review of the purposes and methods of academic assessment in school psychology practice. The course focuses on the administration of various academic assessments and interpretation of the scores obtained from the instruments for use in making data-based decisions. Special attention will be given to the applicability of assessments to diverse student populations.

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PSYC 531. PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL GROUPS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to the graduate program in school psychology or permission of instructor.
This course examines the theory, assessment and application of different types of psychoeducational groups for children and adolescents in school and agency settings. In addition to didactic learning, students will be required to participate and lead a psychoeducational group.

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PSYC 532. RESEARCH AND STATISTICS GROUP DESIGN. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: accepted to psychology graduate program.
In this course you will learn the basics of research design and analysis for the behavioral sciences. We will be covering concepts, applications techniques for designing and evaluating research studies for both field and laboratory research.

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PSYC 533. INTERVENTION AND PROGRAM EVALUATION. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: accepted to psychology graduate program.
This course will assist candidates in evaluating educational interventions in two areas: single case design and program Evaluation. For single case design, we will cover the components, strengths, and limitations of single case design research. We will cover the various designs, ranging from a simple “B” Design to more complex single case designs. We will examine issues related to validity and reliability of single case research and connect this research methodology to your topics of interest. Candidates will leave this course with knowledge to design and carry out a case study, with an adequate (and hopefully more complex) research design. Beyond the focus on single case design, we will also cover the basics of program evaluation. Candidates will leave the course with an understanding of how to evaluate multi-tiered interventions/programs in schools. Finally, we will focus on writing and presenting research findings. Candidates will be writing and presenting a single case design proposal.

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PSYC 534. HUMAN NEUROPSYCHOLOGY. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to psychology MS program or school psychology program or instructor permission.
The relationships between physiological processes and behavior.

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PSYC 543. COUNSELING THEORIES AND SCHOOL BASED MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTIONS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to the graduate program in school psychology.
This course provides an overview of theories of counseling and interventions for students with mental health concerns. The course covers the role of the school psychologist as counselor and how school psychologists facilitate a multi-tiered approach to mental health intervention.

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PSYC 553. SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to a psychology graduate program.
Students learn assessment techniques to examine social, emotional and behavioral functioning in children and adolescents. A problem solving approach is utilized with training in reviewing, interviewing, observing, and testing children. Major tests considered and applied within this course include broad rating scales such as the Achenbach and BASC systems and narrow rating scales utilized to diagnose more specific disorders.

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PSYC 554. COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to psychology MS program with clinical emphasis or school psychology program.
This course will provide in-depth training in cognitive assessment, including intelligence, memory, academic, and special abilities testing.

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PSYC 558. SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY PRACTICUM. 1-8 Credits.

Notes: Graded Pass/Fail. Repeatable for credit.
Supervised experience of school psychology students in assessment, intervention, and consultation, as well as professional and ethical areas.

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PSYC 559. COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT LAB. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: must be in EDS School Psychology Program.
Students will administer, score, report, and interpret published norm-referenced measures of intelligence, memory, achievement, perceptional, adaptive, and special abilities typically used in educational environments.

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PSYC 560. SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY CONSULTATION. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to the graduate program in school psychology.
This course focuses on the history and principles of collaborative consultation and their application within the school setting. While traditional models of consultation are taught (organizational, behavioral and mental health), this course explores the key components to developing healthy family-school relationships and requires students to work with parents and teachers through Conjoint Behavioral Consultation. Consultation with systems as a preventive strategy is also emphasized, and students complete a school-wide analysis project.

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PSYC 565. DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY. 4 Credits.

This course focuses on psychopathological disorders of childhood and adolescence, critically attending to normal and abnormal developmental sequences. Attention is given to the diagnosis and implications of such disorders, and to clinical and educational intervention methods.

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PSYC 570. CHILDHOOD PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND TREATMENT. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: graduate standing.
This course focuses on psychopathological disorders of childhood and adolescence, critically attending to normal and abnormal developmental sequences. Attention is given to the diagnosis and implications of such disorders and to clinical intervention methods.

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PSYC 596. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

PSYC 598. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

Notes: may be graded or offered Pass/No Credit at the discretion of the instructor.
Current problems in psychology are presented by department faculty.

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PSYC 599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

PSYC 602. SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY PORTFOLIO. 1-6 Credits.

Pre-requisites: admission to School Psychology Program.
Students prepare reflections and evidence to document their knowledge and competence in the NASP standards for training and practice. An informal presentation of the portfolio is provided at the end of the second year of the program to document readiness for the internship experience. In the third year of the program, students provide a formal presentation as a culminating experience in the program.

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PSYC 695. INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY. 1-6 Credits.

Notes: may be graded Pass/No Credit.
Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean and must be in the school psychology program.
Experience under supervision in selecting, administering and scoring tests. Opportunities for diagnosis, counseling evaluation and reporting.

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Public Health

PUBH 500S. ORIENTATION TO PUBLIC HEALTH. 2 Credits.

This course introduces students to the history and background of public health, including successes and failures. It aims to develop a public health orientation among students, and discusses public health issues, concepts and terminology.

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PUBH 515S. HEALTH SYSTEMS. 4 Credits.

This course begins with an examination of the history and philosophy of public health. The course introduces healthcare delivery systems, and the history of such systems, in public and global health and the United States. An overview of the various delivery models, their effectiveness, challenges and financing are covered.

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PUBH 520S. PRINCIPLES AND SKILLS OF PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PUBH 500S, PUBH 515S.
This course addresses the many aspects of administration in a public health. Managing and leading are discussed. The responsibilities of supervision, decision support systems, use of analytics, marketing and media, human resources management, organizational culture, behavior and performance are examined. The course emphasizes the demands of this fast paced industry.

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PUBH 540S. HEALTH POLICY AND LAW. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PUBH 500S, PUBH 515S.
This course begins with an overview of common policy perspectives, before moving on to discuss major relevant policy issues in the United States healthcare system and elsewhere. Healthcare policy impacting private and public entities including Medicare, Medicaid, Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, Indian Health Services are examined. The course concludes with an examination of influencing policy development, including media and community initiatives.

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PUBH 560S. FOUNDATIONS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY. 3 Credits.

This course imparts in students the foundations of epidemiology, including its principles, concepts, and methods of epidemiologic practice; design, interpretation and evaluation of epidemiologic investigation. The course prepares the student to apply epidemiologic concepts to solve public health problems. Emphasis is placed on the principles and methods of epidemiologic investigation, and the use of classical statistical approaches to describe health of populations, and appropriate summaries and displays of data. Topics include the dynamic behavior of disease; calculation and use of rates, ratios and proportions; methods of direct and indirect adjustment measuring and describing the extent of disease problems. Various epidemiologic study designs for investigating associations between risk factors and disease outcomes are studied, with standard criteria for causal inferences. The application of these disciplines in the areas of health services, screening, genetics, environment, systems, behavior and policy are presented. This course also discourses the influence of epidemiology and biostatistics on the decision making process.

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PUBH 561S. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AND ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PUBH 500S, PUBH 560S.
An overview of the vast body of epidemiological literature that incorporates social and personality factors, cultural influences upon individual behavior, stress and related psychosocial factors as determinants of health. These determinants of health and illnesses are multi-factorial and enmeshed in the social fabric and psychological constitution of the person or may involve a complex interaction of the person and environment.

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PUBH 563S. RESEARCH, BIOSTATISTICS AND OTHER WAYS OF ‘KNOWING’. 3 Credits.

This course begins with an introduction to differing research paradigms, before moving on to discuss the important issue of ethics in research. The course then concentrates on biostatistics. This approach is subsequently critiqued and alternative more qualitative and participatory approaches are examined. A critical approach is adopted to explore all of the paradigms presented.

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PUBH 564S. ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AND RESPONSE. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PUBH 500S, PUBH 515S.
This course introduces students to the twin fields of environmental and occupational epidemiology. It begins with an examination of human-environment interactions, global climate change and the Anthropocene concept. The course then explores potential environmental threats (physical, chemical, radiological and biological agents) and bodily responses to such insults in both the workplace and the wider environment. Vectors for dissemination are then examined.

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PUBH 565S. COMBATTING HEALTH INEQUALITIES. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PUBH 500S, PUBH 515S.
This course begins with an examination of health inequalities locally, nationally and globally. This is followed by an examination of competing explanations for the existence of such inequalities. Particular attention is paid to structural issues and racism and exclusion. The course then focuses on health promoting responses to inequalities at all relevant levels through focusing on an annual health issue (individual, group, community, neighborhood, city, state, national and international).

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PUBH 572S. HEALTH RISK MANAGEMENT AND RESPONSE. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PUBH 500S, PUBH 515S.
This course focusses on risk management, preparedness and response. The course starts with an examination of the risk management process and adopts a systems based approach. Attention is given to legal, governance and ethical dimensions of risk management before a vulnerability assessment is completed by students. The course then examines emergency planning and preparedness for ‘major incidents’, before concluding with an exploration of public health responses to infectious disease outbreaks.

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PUBH 573S. HEALTH PROGRAM PLANNING, EVALUATION AND PROCESS IMPROVEMENT. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PUBH 500S, PUBH 515S, PUBH 563S.
This course introduces the student to community program planning and evaluation. The course is designed to develop the core competencies needed to plan, implement and evaluate public health interventions. Major activities and processes involved in planning, implementing, and evaluating public and community health programs are covered. Students are introduced to a range of theories, evidence-based strategies, and resources critical to effective public health practice.

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PUBH 574S. SEMINAR IN PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS. 3 Credits.

This course focusses on public health preparedness and response to major incidents and communicable disease outbreaks. The course starts with an examination of concepts of risk before examining the principles of response. The major foci of this course are: initial rapid assessment; surveillance; personnel and logistics; and communicable disease control.

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PUBH 582S. PROFESSIONALISM IN PUBLIC HEALTH. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PUBH 500S, PUBH 515S.
This course explores professionalism in public health. It focuses on self-presentation and workplace preparation.

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PUBH 585S. APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSAL 1. 1 Credit.

Pre-requisites: PUBH 500S, PUBH 515S, PUBH 563S.
The first half of this course guides students in developing a clear focused ethical relevant and achievable research proposal. It then focuses on advanced academic skills in conducting a comprehensive in-depth literature search and writing a literature review worthy of publication.

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PUBH 586S. APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECT PREPARATION 2. 1 Credit.

Pre-requisites: PUBH 585S or concurrent enrollment.
The first half of this course further develops students’ understanding of philosophical approaches to research. The second half then turns to advanced skills in methodological questions relating to conducting a research project worthy of publication.

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PUBH 587S. APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECT. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: PUBH 586S.
Completion of a research project under guidance from a faculty member.

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PUBH 594S. SEMINAR IN HEALTH PROMOTION. 3 Credits.

By reviewing specific programs, this course introduces the student to health communication, its theories, its roles in health promotion and behavior. It also provides the student with an understanding of health communication research and practice, its role in patient provider interactions, public health campaigns and media advocacy. In addition, this course allows the student to understand the foundations of social, cultural and organizational complexities of communicating about health.

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PUBH 595S. INTERNSHIP. 1-6 Credits.

Notes: may be repeated for up to 6 credits.
Pre-requisites: must be declared in MPH and students must have completed a minimum of 15 credits in graduate level PUBH.
The internship in MPH is intended to serve as a formative and reflective opportunity for students in the program. The organization at which the internship experience occurs is chosen based on the student's goals and the organization's needs. The initial internship plan is to be completed and submitted to the instructor with the desired agency contact information. An interview will be set up by the instructor with the site supervisor and student to ensure this will work for both. Once the interview is complete and both parties agree, then the internship plan is developed to address competencies for the internship experience agreed upon by the student, organization and faculty. The projects identified as part of the portfolio are to be identified in the internship plan. The placement is for 16 weeks, 40 hours per week. Some students may chose to do 20 hours per week over 2 semesters. A weekly work schedule is jointly agreed upon by the supervisor and intern. The intern is responsible to present the site supervisor with a copy of the Site Supervisor Handbook and Masters in Public Health Internship Competencies. Both are posted on canvas. Each student must sign up on Canvas. Student must sign paperwork for background and drug check prior to Internship starting.

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PUBH 596S. EXPERIMENTAL. 1-5 Credits.

Experimental course in Public Health.

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