University Requirements


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Competencies & Proficiencies

ENGL 101. COLLEGE COMPOSITION: EXPOSITION AND ARGUMENTATION. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: Writing Placement Test or General Advising.
Satisfies: university competencies, writing.
Provides opportunities for students to develop and enhance their written communication skills. Stresses the organization, development and support of ideas and perspective in exposition and argumentation as public discourse, familiarization with library resources and application of the rules and conventions of standard American English.

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ENGL 201. COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 101, Writing Placement Test or general advising.
Satisfies: university proficiencies, writing.
Stresses research skills, analytical writing, logic and other skills necessary to comprehend, synthesize and respond intelligently to academic discourse. Practices source evaluation and documentation across the disciplines. A special study unit emphasizing effective use of library resources is included.

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MATH 107. MATHEMATICAL REASONING. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MTHD 104 or MTHD 106 or equivalent course, or an ALEKS score ≥41.
Satisfies: completion of this course with a grade ≥C satisfies the university proficiencies in mathematics.
The course explores sets, basic logic, truth tables, elementary probability, statistics and basic finance mathematics. The spirit of the course is one of reasoning and problem solving. This is a terminal course intended for students not taking any other mathematics courses for their program of study. This proficiency may be satisfied by examination.

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Diversity

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.
Examines the African American experience from African civilizations in the 4th century AD through slavery to the end of the Reconstruction era in the United States.

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

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), GLBTQ individuals, women and the elderly– by the mainstream culture of the U.S. in health care, addiction treatment, educational settings and other social venues.

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ANTR 325. INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: sophomore standing.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
This course is a survey of the various Indian cultures in North America with a particular emphasis on exploring the relationships between Indian communities, federal policies and institutions and broader American society. The course will examine various Indian cultural traditions and lifeways, issues of identity maintenance, land claims, sacred site protection, repatriation and the complex, complicated and contentious historical relationship between anthropology and Indian communities.

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CHST 101. INTRODUCTION TO CHICANO CULTURE. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
A study of Chicano culture providing an initial overview of its roots and conflicts. Specific components discussed are cultural identity, customs, language, psychology and the arts.

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CHST 218. CHICANO HISTORY. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: HIST 218.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
This course offers a study of Chicano history from the time of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, to the present. Specific themes discussed include the Mexican American War, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo of 1848, the economic, political and social conditions after the Anglo-American conquest of the southwest, Mexican immigration to the U.S., Chicano labor history, the Chicano movement and other Chicano themes.

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CHST 320. CHICANO-LATINO POLITICS IN AMERICA. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
The purpose of this course is to study the political reality of Latinos in the U.S.: a heterogeneous group made up largely of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban American origin and others (Central and South Americans). The focus taken in this class is to look at the Latino population in terms of its orientation to the political system, its institutions and actors and their participation in the electoral process.

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CHST 330. LATINO IMMIGRATION TO THE U.S.. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 201.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
This course is a historical overview of Latino immigration from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Special attention is given to the largest Latino sub groups in the United States. Students examine the social phenomenon of labor migration and immigration from Latin America in the context of political economic national inequalities. The transnational character of Latino immigrants and its political, economic and cultural contributions to the sending and receiving nations are covered.

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CMST 340. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
Study of the basic principles of face-to-face interaction in intercultural and cross-ethnic situations. Topics include perception, stereotypes, prejudice, world views, ethnocentrism, racism, the attribution process and uncertainty reduction.

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DSST 310. DISABILITY, CULTURE AND SOCIETY. 5 Credits.

Notes: may be stacked with DSST 501.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
Disability and persons with disabilities have been with us throughout the history of humankind. This course familiarizes students to disability as a component of the diverse tapestry of society. Historical disability conceptualizations and issues are discussed. Contemporary and emerging explanations of disability in contemporary society and Disability Culture are explored.

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IDST 101. INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN STUDIES. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
This course introduces the basic philosophy (spiritual and intellectual sources), method and major topics of the discipline. Material explored includes organizing concepts, theories and patterns within a historical context-including white contact time and pre-white contact time.

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IDST 321. CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ISSUES. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
This course will examine the contemporary educational, social, political and cultural issues currently impacting Native American communities. Through individual and group research, students will discuss a range of issues including educational reform, community organizing, economic development, land rights, the breakdown of traditional families and culturally relevant program development within various Native American communities. Focus will be on the Native American nations.

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IDST 437. INDIAN CHILD WELFARE. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: SOWK 437.
Notes: The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA, United States Code Title 25, §1901-1963) is central to this course and child welfare practice.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
This course introduces Indian Child Welfare (ICW) with an emphasis on understanding legal, historical, and cultural issues applying to work with American Indian and Alaska Native families. This course describes ICW as a method of culturally appropriate child welfare practice that draws on traditions of American Indian and Alaska Native nations. Many elements of ICW may serve as evidence-based best practice principles for child welfare.

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PSYC 331. PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: WMST 331.
Pre-requisites: completion of ENGL 201 or equivalent.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
The psychology of women in terms of their bodies, socialization, personality, affiliation and achievement motivations, abnormal behavior patterns, therapy and personal growth needs.

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RCST 101. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF RACE AND CULTURE. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
This course is specifically designed to discuss at length the social construct and the lived realities of race and culture and how global diversity, the richness of culture, and complexities that internationalization and globalization impact our current realities.

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RCST 202. RACE, PRIVILEGE AND POWER. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
This course examines social stratification in the United States through the prism of race, privilege, and power. The course analyzes how social structure and ideology maintain social inequality. Specifically, it examines the ways in which the American economic, political and social systems perpetuate and reinforce inequality based on differences in class, race, culture and gender, and access to power.

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WMST 310. ISSUES IN WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: HUMN 310.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
Issues in Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary course focusing on women and gender within a social, cultural, and political context. We will explore the ways that our notions of gender affect the roles, socialization, status, experiences, and conditions of those who identify as women in particular and all human beings in general.

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Foreign 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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SPAN 101. FIRST-YEAR SPANISH I. 5 Credits.

The beginning Spanish sequence of courses, covering grammar, composition, conversation and discussion of cultural topics.

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SPAN 102. FIRST-YEAR SPANISH II. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 101 or equivalent.
The beginning Spanish sequence of courses, covering grammar, compostion, conversation and discussion of cultural topics.

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SPAN 103. FIRST-YEAR SPANISH III. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent.
The beginning Spanish sequence of courses, covering grammar, composition, conversation and discussion of cultural topics.

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Global Studies

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

Cross-listed: HIST 315, HONS 315.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–global studies.
A survey of African history from prehistory to the present. Emphasizes earlier African civilizations, extensive contact with the outside world and the formation of African nations.

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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.
This course explores complex global issues of drugs, where illegal drugs come from, who is producing and/or selling these drugs and who is buying them. Also, the course compares the drug policies of other countries and some experiences countries outside the United States are having with drug legalization.

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ANTR 342. MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: sophomore standing.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–global studies.
This course offers an understanding of the anthropology of medicine, curing versus healing, the concept of biomedicine and its role in today's world and other perspectives on medicine and medical practice. A review of folk and professional medical systems is included.

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BIOL 320. THE HUMAN PROSPECT. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: HUMN 320.
Pre-requisites: sophomore standing.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–global studies.
Explores the biological and philosophical roots of humans' relationship with the environment.

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CMST 440. GLOBAL COMMUNICATION. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–global studies.
The course provides a critical overview of the field of global communications and examines its main theoretical concepts and practical cases. The course introduces the students to the psychological, social, political and economic dimensions of global communications and their relationship with cultural and technological processes. The course will help the students to become more critical consumers of global news.

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DSST 420. HUMAN DIVERSITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS. 5 Credits.

Notes: may be stacked with DSST 520.
Pre-requisites: successful completion of a university diversity course or permission of the instructor.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–global studies.
This course explores how laws and policies affect diverse people and groups; majority and minority, domestically and globally. It goes beyond laws and policies affecting discrete groups based on their characteristics by addressing intersectionalities, analyzing beliefs and practices that transcend specific times, identities, and locations. It looks at how societies and contexts frame people’s individual characteristics and traits and develop policies and practices.

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HUMN 315. EAST-WEST PHILOSOPHIES AND RELIGIONS. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–global studies.
Comparative study of the world’s theological systems in their philosophical, historical and ethical contexts.

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SOCI 263. SOCIAL PROBLEMS. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–global studies.
An overview of major perspectives on social problems and a demonstration of their relevance for contemporary issues. Topics may include poverty, racism, sexism, aging, alienation, colonialism and the Third World, human ecology, crime, deviance and the law.

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Humanities & Arts

CMST 207. COMMUNICATION, COMMUNITY AND CITIZENSHIP. 5 Credits.

Notes: the course will culminate with students creating a reasoned, ethical argument as a final project.
Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
This course is designed to develop critical thinking skills as exhibited in reasoning and argumentation, with a further goal of examining how the power of an individual's voice can affect society. The course begins with a study of the rhetorical tradition of reasoning and argumentation, including elements of ethics. As the course progresses students will analyze, from historical to modern times, examples of individuals using their voice and the resulting impact upon society.

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ENGL 170. INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
An examination of literary approaches in human experience including short fiction, poetry and drama. Principal attention to the elements that make up literature, with supporting discussion of ideas, attitudes, problems and values.

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HLED 202. INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH, WELLNESS AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 101, may be taken concurrently or permission of the instructor.
Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
This course is design to be an introductory health, wellness, and sustainability living class that provides a broad overview of a number of topics that specifically focus on living a healthy physically active lifestyle connecting people, place and planet as well as increasing an individual’s awareness of how to be a greener consumer.

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HUMN 211. MASTERPIECES OF THE WESTERN WORLD. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
This course examines the development of Western values as reflected in European and Islamic literature of Medieval and Renaissance times. Literary examples will be studied as early expressions of ideas relevant to current times. Students will learn to distinguish the primary modes of literary expression (epic, lyric, and dramatic) and the basic types of figurative language. They will also develop skills in disciplined reading, analytical discussion/writing, and the use of secondary sources.

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HUMN 212. MUSIC IN ARTS AND CULTURE. 5 Credits.

Cross-listed: MUSC 212.
Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
This course is a survey with primary focus on Western classical music in terms of humanistic development with emphasis on musical style and structure and relations with the other arts.

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HUMN 215. INTRODUCTION TO RELIGION. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
Introduction to Religion provides an introduction to the basic range of methods and issues in the study of religion. The course takes an interdisciplinary approach, one that is multi-dimensional, and cross-cultural in its sampling of religious perspectives. The course takes a phenomenological and non-sectarian approach to the study of religion. It describes the experiences, beliefs, and behaviors of religious people without prescribing them for the student and/or the instructor.

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HUMN 270. GREAT WORLD VIEWS. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
This course involves an analyses of selected writings from the viewpoint of what is said about human nature, the scheme of things and humanity's place in that scheme. The emphasis is upon rational reflection and the relation of various philosophies to the life and conduct of the student. A variety of potential topics are looked at with particular attention to connections between and among topics.

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PHIL 210. CRITICAL THINKING. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: successful completion of ENGL 101 and pre-university basic skills in mathematics.
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.

Pre-requisites: successful completion of ENGL 101.
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.

Pre-requisites: successful completion of ENGL 101.
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.

Pre-requisites: successful completion of ENGL 101.
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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SPAN 170. INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE. 5 Credits.

Notes: in English, no knowledge of Spanish is required.
Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
This course examines cultural experiences (including ideas, attitudes, identities, problems and values) by reading, discussing and writing about literary texts such as poetry, essay, drama, and narrative (the short story and the novel). Assigned readings are English-language translations of Spanish-language originals.

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Natural Sciences

ANTR 204. ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for natural science.
Archaeology provides a useful case study for the practical application of natural science knowledge in support of the needs of disciplines both within and without the broader natural sciences. Students explore the archaeological sciences of remote sensing and probabilistic surveying, radiometric and isotope dating, fauna/floral analysis, climate reconstruction and change, reconstruction of subsistence patterns and population health, mortality and movements among others.

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GEOG 100. FUNDAMENTALS OF THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for natural sciences.
An introduction to the principal components of our Earth’s natural systems of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere with emphasis on the dynamic patterns and processes of air, water, soil, vegetation, landforms and habitat, and the interrelated role of humans.

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Senior Capstone

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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CDST 490. SENIOR CAPSTONE CHILDREN'S STUDIES. 5 Credits.

Notes: requires the successful completion of a background check.
Pre-requisites: CDST 302 and senior standing.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–senior capstone.
Using knowledge of children, childhood, and children's issues, students will research, design and implement a joint community-based service-learning project in collaboration with local organizations that work with and/or on-behalf of children.

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CRIM 490. SENIOR CAPSTONE. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: senior standing; must be taken prior to internship.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–senior capstone.
This course examines the relationship between the major subsystems of the criminal justice system, police, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. Each of these major components address issues of crime in society with the same constituents, but from a different perspective. Examination of issues that each component has in common and the manner in which they are differently addressed is the focus of this course.

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DSST 490. SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECT IN UNIVERSAL ACCESS. 5 Credits.

Notes: may be stacked with DSST 590.
Pre-requisites: DSST 410 or permission of the instructor.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–senior capstone.
This course provides students the opportunity to develop a community-based, service-learning project with colleagues from multiple academic disciplines. Under the direction of the instructor, students participate in a project that addresses universal access in the context of a diverse society. Weekly lectures integrate conceptual and practical learning relative to universal access for diverse populations including those with disabilities.

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ITGS 400. INTERDISCIPLINARY SR CAPSTONE. 4 Credits.

Notes: The university offers this course as an option for completing the senior capstone graduation requirement, depending on the student's major. Major advisers can inform students about their major senior capstone requirements.
Pre-requisites: senior standing.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–senior capstone.
The course carries students from the academic community into civic life. It assembles students into teams for studying problems students will confront as citizens in the Pacific Northwest. It asks students individually and in collaboration with others to produce documents which address these problems by drawing from an array of disciplinary perspectives.

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

Notes: this course may also be used as an elective within the department’s major.
Pre-requisites: CSBS 320, PSYC 309 and PSYC 313; all with a grade ≥C.
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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Social Sciences

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

Cross-listed: HONS 220, HIST 220.
Satisfies: a university graduation requirement–diversity.
The study of American history from the perspective of the African American experience since the end of the Reconstruction period.

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CMST 208. MASS MEDIA AND THE INFORMATION SOCIETY. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for social sciences.
This course introduces students to the range of historical, cultural, economic and social issues affected by the development and continued evolution of mass media. Books, magazines, sound and video recording, the development of electronic media and of the internet provide the context for examinations of media uses and effects, media policy and law and social effects of media.

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ECON 100. GENERAL EDUCATION ECONOMICS. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for social sciences.
General consideration of economic reasoning and methodology through examination of fundamental concepts in micro- and macroeconomics and through extension and applications of economic theory.

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ECON 200. INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MTHD 104 completed.
Satisfies: a BACR for social sciences.
Examines the general functioning of a price system using fundamentals of supply and demand. Explores the variety of market forms, theory of factor incomes and the effects of government intervention to promote efficiency and equity.

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ECON 201. INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MTHD 104 completed.
Satisfies: a BACR for social sciences.
Reviews national income accounts and the determinants of national income and employment for an economy. Explores the impact of monetary and fiscal policy on aggregate performance and considers specific problems such as full employment, inflation, economic growth and international economic relations.

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GEOG 101. FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for social sciences.
An introduction to the study of spatial variations among human cultures and the patterns of interaction between humans and the natural environment, with special emphasis on topics including language, religion, demography, political systems, technology, agriculture, manufacturing and urbanization.

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HIST 105. EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION TO 1500. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
This course presents the cultural, religious, military and political development of the near East and Europe from the classical period through the middle ages and renaissance. In particular, students will learn about the religious contexts in which monotheisms emerged, the evolution of ancient city-states and empires, feudalism, and the emergence of monarchical states.

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HIST 106. EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION, 1500 TO PRESENT. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for social sciences.
This course presents the political, social, cultural and economic developments of European civilization since the Protestant Reformation. In particular, students will learn about the industrial revolution, European imperialism, the World Wars, Globalization and the European Union project.

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HIST 110. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: A SURVEY. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for social sciences.
A broad survey of unique features of the American experience, this course examines the origins and development of the American social, economic and political heritage on the domestic and international scenes.

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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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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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SOCI 101. INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY. 5 Credits.

Satisfies: a BACR for social sciences.
Explores the concepts, principles and theories of sociology. Sociology seeks to develop a body of interrelated scientific propositions or generalizations that explain social behavior in non-psychological terms. Its basic goal is to understand how human beings fit their activities together into a system of stable (and sometimes unstable) social arrangements.

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