Dec 06, 2023  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions



  • PSYC 101 - General Psychology (3 credits)

    (=PSYC 101H ) A general introduction to the scientific study of behavior. The theme of basic research will be followed through the study of personality, learning and memory, cognition, developmental, social, abnormal, and the biological bases of behavior, in addition to some other selected topics. F, S.
  • PSYC 202 - Introduction to Scientific Communication: Psychological Perspectives (3 credits)

    An in-depth exploration of the role(s) in Psychology of oral and written communication; includes communication-skill development through an examination of the literature of specialized areas of Psychology. F, S.
  • PSYC 225 - Psychological Statistics (3 credits)

    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in PSYC 101 , and a grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 130  or placement into MATH 131  or above) (Coreq: PSYC 225L ) An introduction to basic descriptive and inferential statistical procedures and concepts. Topics include measures of central tendency, variation, probability, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, and chi square. F, S.
  • PSYC 225L - Psychological Statistics Laboratory (1 credit)

    (Coreq: PSYC 225 ) Exercises and assignments to supplement the material presented in PSYC 225 . F, S.
  • PSYC 226 - Research Methods in Psychology (3 credits)

    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in PSYC 101  and PSYC 225  or equivalent) (Coreq: PSYC 226L ) An examination of the wide variety of procedures available to the behavioral scientist for collecting and analyzing behavioral data. Although experimental methods are to be emphasized, other methods such as surveys and questionnaires, interviews, naturalistic observation and case studies are covered. F, S.
  • PSYC 226L - Research Methods in Psychology Laboratory (1 credit)

    (Coreq: PSYC 226 ) Experiments; exercises and assignments to supplement the material presented in PSYC 226 . F, S.
  • PSYC 300 - Human Sexual Behavior (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101  or permission of the instructor) An examination of the psychological, social, behavioral, and cognitive aspects of human sexuality. Selected topics to be covered are sexual anatomy and physiology, contraception, sexually transmitted disease, sexual variations, commercial sexuality, and sexual violence. Offered as needed.
  • PSYC 301 - Psychology of Marriage (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101  or permission of the instructor) A survey of the psychological issues related to marriage. Topics include spouse selection, sexuality, child bearing, parenting, divorce, remarriage, and aging. Offered as needed.
  • PSYC 302 - Developmental Psychology (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) A survey of human development from conception through senescence, with attention to the physical, psychological, cognitive, and social characteristics of each state. Students are introduced to research methods used by developmental psychologists and the impact of their findings to everyday life. F, S.
  • PSYC 303 - Interpersonal Communication Skills (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) An in-depth examination of communication processes with a practical emphasis on developing effective listening and speaking skills appropriate to an interpersonal context. Offered as needed.
  • PSYC 310 - Psychology of Women (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) The social, psychological and biological aspects of women’s development are addressed and explored. The changing roles of women, and the impact of these changes upon present day lifestyles are also discussed. Offered as needed.
  • PSYC 333 - Health Psychology (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) A survey course exploring the relationships between behaviors and disease. The influence of psychological factors and precipitating, treating, and preventing disease is examined with the goal of increasing each person’s awareness of individual responsibility in sickness and health. F.
  • PSYC 340 - Sports Psychology (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101  or permission of the instructor) The application of behavioral principles to enhance athletic performance and to promote human enrichment through sport-related activities. Topics studied include personality, attentional mechanisms, anxiety and arousal adjustment, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and motivation. Offered as needed.
  • PSYC 381 - Readings in Psychology (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) An in-depth examination and discussion of selected readings, including journal articles, books, or other original sources, in the field of psychology. Su.
  • PSYC 391 - Psychology GRE Prep (1 credit)

    (Restricted to junior or senior standing) (Prereq: PSYC 101  or permission of the instructor) This course is intended for juniors and seniors who plan to take the GRE general test and/or GRE Psychology subject test. Students will work on vocabulary and math skills, take several practice tests, and learn test taking strategies. S.
  • PSYC 392 - Graduate School Preparation in Psychology (2 credits)

    (Restricted to junior or senior standing) (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) An exploration of graduate programs in psychology. Topics include choosing a graduate program in psychology, creating a curriculum vita, writing an effective personal statement, and guidelines for requesting letters of recommendation. S.
  • PSYC 399 Q* - Independent Study (0 to 6 credits)

    (Prereq: Written contract between student and instructor, approved by the chair of the Psychology Department.) F, S.
  • PSYC 400 - Human Learning (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) In-depth examination of various kinds of human learning, from simple to complex behaviors. Topics include motor learning, verbal learning, attention, memory systems and models, forgetting, problem solving, and learning strategies and sets. Offered as needed.
  • PSYC 401 - Cognitive Processes (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) Experimental approaches to cognitive processes. Data and theory with respect to attention, information processing and storage, imagery, language, problem solving, creativity, decision making, cognitive development and growth, and concept formation. F.
  • PSYC 402 - Psycholinguistics (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) A survey of selected aspects of the field focusing on the cognitive and behavioral foundations of child and adult language acquisition. Other topics may include developmental and catastrophic language disorders, neurolinguistics, and the language-thought interaction. Offered as needed.
  • PSYC 407 - Principles of Learning (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) A survey course covering the basic principles of human and animal learning. Topics include habituation and sensitization, classical and instrumental conditioning, principles of reinforcement, generalization and discrimination, punishment, escape and avoidance learning, basic principles of memory, and behavior modification techniques. F, S.
  • PSYC 410 - Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) A survey of the historical, social, and cultural implications of abnormal behavior. Topics include the nomenclature used to classify abnormal behavior, etiological factors and treatment procedures. F, S.
  • PSYC 411 - Abnormal Behavior in Children (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) This course examines theories of childhood psychopathology and the classification of childhood disorders. Methods of assessment and treatment for specific childhood disorders are considered. Offered as needed.
  • PSYC 415 - Human Neuropsychology (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) An in-depth examination of the role of the brain and nervous system in human behavior and psychological disorders. Consideration of the consequences of brain damage and disease in human patients are the focus of the course, but conditions such as depression and anxiety in which there is no obvious brain pathology are also discussed. F, S.
  • PSYC 420 - Child Psychology (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) This course examines principles, theories, and research methods used in the study of child development. Students are introduced to important physical, cognitive, social and personality changes which occur in each of the major stages from conception through the onset of puberty. Hereditary and environmental influences are explored in relationship to current research findings. Offered as needed.
  • PSYC 421 - Psychology of Adolescence (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) A detailed analysis of the developmental period from puberty to young adulthood, including physical, cognitive, psychological and social factors that influence human growth. Problems and issues unique to adolescents are researched and discussed. Offered as needed.
  • PSYC 423 - Psychology of Aging (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101  or permission of the instructor) An overview of the aging process in the adult. The physical, intellectual, social aspects of development will be traced through the major phases of young, middle- and late-adulthood. Offered as needed.
  • PSYC 425 - Gerontology (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) An in-depth analysis of the aging process in late adulthood through death and dying. Psychosocial influences on normal and diseased aging processes will be examined. An emphasis on procedures and strategies for effectively intervening with both well and frail elderly will enable the student to integrate knowledge of gerontology into a disciplinary context. Offered as needed.
  • PSYC 428 - School Psychology and Exceptional Children (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) This course describes exceptional children within educational settings. Topics will include giftedness, learning disabilities, mental disabilities, emotional/ behavioral problems, and sensory/motor impairments. The characteristics, etiology, assessment and treatment of children within these categories will be examined. Offered as needed.
  • PSYC 430 - Social Psychology (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) An examination of human behavior in social situations. Topics include attitudes and attitude change, affiliation and interpersonal attraction, prejudice, stereotypes, social order, conformity, altruism, territoriality, aggression, competition, cooperation, socialization, and communication. F, S.
  • PSYC 440 - Theories of Personality (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) A survey of the major personality theories of the “normal” individual as explanations of behavior and human differences. Topics include trait factor theories, psychodynamic theories, social/behavioral theories and humanistic theories. Offered as needed.
  • PSYC 450 - Sensation and Perception (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101  or permission of the instructor) An in-depth study of each sensory system (orienting, cutaneous and kinesthetic sensitivity, olfaction, gustation, audition, vision). Topics include structures and functions within each system, development of systems, psychological perceptions and sensations, illusions, and interactions between systems. S.
  • PSYC 455 - Psychology of Aggression (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101  or permission of the instructor) An examination of the many different types of aggression and aggressive behaviors in different contexts. The course also covers the etiology of aggressive and antisocial behaviors in humans, including an examination of the impact of personality characteristics, cognitions, and contexts on aggressive behaviors. Offered as needed.
  • PSYC 460 - Physiological Psychology (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) A survey of the relationships between the nervous system and behavior. Topics include basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, signaling and information processing in the nervous system, psychopharmacology, and selected behavioral topics such as biological rhythms, hunger, thirst, learning and memory. S.
  • PSYC 462 - Animal Behavior (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) The identification and classification of behavior patterns exhibited by various species of animals and the determination of relationships among behaviors of such species together with their origins and development. S.
  • PSYC 465 - Psychology and the Law (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101  or permission of the instructor) This course is designed to examine the multiple and ever-expanding roles that psychology plays in the legal/criminal justice system. Topics include legal procedural issues, pretrial publicity issues, jury selection, eyewitness identification and testimony, lineup procedures, presentation of scientific evidence, expert witnesses, jury decision-making, death penalty, and insanity pleas. S.
  • PSYC 470 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101  or permission of the instructor) This course provides an introduction to the area of industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology and how psychological research is applied to behavior in the workplace. Topics include recruitment and selection of employees, the effects of job satisfaction and job commitment on performance, antecedents and consequences of work-related stress, and motivation and leadership. Offered as needed.
  • PSYC 480 - Intermediate Statistics (3 credits)

    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in PSYC 225  or equivalent) (Coreq: PSYC 480L ) An examination of additional topics in applied behavioral statistics. Topics include linear correlation and regression, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and multivariate statistics. F, S.
  • PSYC 480L - Intermediate Statistics Laboratory (1 credit)

    (Coreq: PSYC 480 ) Exercises and assignments to supplement the material presented in PSYC 480 . F, S.
  • PSYC 483 - Principles of Psychological Testing (3 credits)

    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in PSYC 101  and PSYC 225  or equivalent) (Coreq: PSYC 483L ) A survey of the psychometric process. Topics include the principles of measurement and test score interpretation, discussion of the variety of group and individual tests available for psychologists and the criteria for selecting and evaluating tests. F, S.
  • PSYC 483L - Principles of Psychological Testing Laboratory (1 credit)

    (Coreq: PSYC 483 ) Exercises and assignments to supplement the material presented in PSYC 483 . F, S.
  • PSYC 484 - History and Systems of Psychology (3 credits)

    (Prereq: at least 9 credit hours in Psychology) This course is a comprehensive, in-depth study of approaches and recognized contributors to the scientific study of human behavior. Students are introduced to how and why psychology emerged, and the impact that past contributions have made to present-day status. F, S.
  • PSYC 486 - Substance Abuse (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101  or permission of the instructor) An introduction to research findings and theoretical considerations in the use and abuse of pharmacological agents such as alcohol, barbiturates, narcotics, tranquilizers, and stimulants. Emphasis will be placed upon concepts of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. F, S.
  • PSYC 489 - Special Topics in Psychology (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 ) A topical or research interest not offered in an existing course. This course may be repeated for credit under different topics.
  • PSYC 490 Q* - Internship (0 to 6 credits)

    (Prereq: PSYC 101 , 2.5 GPA, and permission of the instructor) Interns work a minimum of 33 hours per credit in an agency, organization, or business that is of interest to the student and/or where students wish to gain practical experience. Students are supervised by a department faculty member and will abide by the procedures outlined in an Internship Agreement. Offered as needed.
  • PSYC 495 - Gerontology Internship (3 credits)

    (=SOC 495 ) (Prereq: PSYC 423  and three additional Gerontology Program courses) The internship provides experience working with both well and frail older persons and requires a minimum of 104 hours with an approved agency. The internship is supervised by the program director and an on-site professional with a specialized terminal degree and/or significant demonstrated experience. Contracts outlining practicum requirements must be written and approved by the host agency, the director of the gerontology program, and the chair of the Department of Psychology. Offered as needed.
  • PSYC 497 Q* - Applied Research in Psychology (3 credits)

    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in PSYC 225  or equivalent, and a grade of ‘C’ or better in PSYC 226 ) (Coreq: PSYC 497L ) A research experience in which students are required to develop a research project, conduct a literature review, gather and analyze data, prepare a research paper in accord with the standards of the American Psychological Association (APA) and present their research. Motivated students are encouraged to complete this course in their junior year and continue research pursuits during their Senior year. F, S.
  • PSYC 497L - Applied Research in Psychology Laboratory (1 credit)

    (Coreq: PSYC 497 ) Exercises and assignments to supplement the material presented in PSYC 497 . F, S.
  • PSYC 498 Q* - Individual Research (1 to 3 credits)

    (Prereq: 15 credits including PSYC 225  and PSYC 226 ) Each student plans and executes one or more original research projects under the instructor’s supervision. Psychology 498 is not a prerequisite to PSYC 499 . F, S.
  • PSYC 499 Q* - Individual Research (1 to 3 credits)

    (Prereq: 15 credits including PSYC 225  and PSYC 226 ) Each student plans and executes one or more original research projects under the instructor’s supervision. PSYC 498  is not a prerequisite to Psychology 499. F, S.

Public Health

  • PUBH 121 - Personal and Community Health (3 credits)

    An investigation of issues related to improving personal and community health. Emphasis will be on physical fitness, mental health, nutrition, stress management, sexuality, relationships, diseases, and complementary medicine for health-care.
  • PUBH 201 - Philosophy and Principles of Public Health (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PUBH 121 ) An exploration of underlying philosophies and principles of public health. An overview of social, cultural, and physical environmental factors which influence perceptions and valuation of health, and condition responses to health related knowledge.
  • PUBH 222 - Medical Terminology (3 credits)

    This course is an introduction to the principles of medical word building to develop the necessary medical vocabulary used in health care settings. Using a systems-approach, students study, analyze and interpret root words, prefixes and suffixes with emphasis on spelling, pronunciation, definition and use of medical terms. As part of the learning process, students are exposed to basic anatomy, physiology, pathology of disease, and clinical procedures. F, S.
  • PUBH 235 - Advanced Emergency Care and First Aid (3 credits)

    This course is designed to prepare the student to respond appropriately when faced with an emergency situation. Emergency Response certification may be earned with a score of 80 percent or better. Physical activity to perform various skills in CPR and First Aid is required.
  • PUBH 304 - Nutrition (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PUBH 121 ) A study of the metabolic mechanisms and requirements of food groups and nutrients as related to health, various age groups, and physical activity. Special attention is given to risk reduction of chronic disease through proper nutritional health and individual eating practices along with the evaluation of these habits against the guidelines that support good health. F, S, Su.
  • PUBH 310 - Issues in Family Life and Sexuality (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PUBH 121 ) An overview of problems and questions relative to family life and sex education. Topics include: communication, relationships, intimacy, marriage, parenting, male/ female sexual anatomy, sexually transmitted diseases, contraceptives and childbirth.
  • PUBH 320 - Public Health Policy and Advocacy (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PUBH 121 ) This course addresses the basic concepts of the legal, ethical, economic and regulatory dimensions of health policy. It provides an overview of health policy issues and policy making in the United States including the roles, influences and responsibilities of different agencies and branches of government. Therefore, this course delivers insight and socio-political competencies to analyze health policy. Additionally, advocacy strategies are taught for changing and/or creating systems, policies and built environments that impact healthy decision making and behaviors. Contemporary public health policy issues are examined and reform options and new directions considered. F, S.
  • PUBH 331 - Health Education for the Primary and Elementary School (3 credits)

    An exploration of the major health problems that affect school age children and have implications for learning. Special emphasis will be placed upon how the teacher may influence the health knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of children in preschool through grade eight.
  • PUBH 333 - Environmental Health (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PUBH 121 ) Study to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of the complex interaction of humans and the environment, the multi-disciplinary areas of the environmental health sciences and the impact degradation of the environment may have on the health of living organisms. Environmental pollution, its sources, modes of transport and transformation, and methods of prevention are addressed.
  • PUBH 340 - Drugs in Society (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PUBH 121 ) In this course, drug policies and laws as well as contemporary advocacy efforts impacting drug use, abuse, prevention, treatment and interdiction are examined from a public health perspective. Motivational factors that influence the use of licit and illicit drugs are explored and the psychological, socio-cultural and pharmacological/biochemical risk factors for abuse or dependence are identified. Systems providing effective drug education, prevention, treatment and interdiction are also evaluated. F, S.
  • PUBH 347 - Consumer Health Education (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PUBH 121 ) Responsibility of individuals and families for the proper evaluation of medical information as it relates to the adequate and proper utilization of health practices and services.
  • PUBH 349 - Peer Educator Training (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PUBH 121 ) A course designed to educate students to be peer educators so they may educate others about prevention and risk reduction of health problems.
  • PUBH 350 - Community Health Promotion Strategies (3 credits)

    (Prereq: Admission to the Health Promotion Program, PUBH 121 , PUBH 201 , and junior standing) Overview of the skills necessary for excellence and quality in the implementation of health promotion programs. Topics include coalition building, presentation skills, program planning, health communication, legislative involvement, and promoting multicultural diversity.
  • PUBH 370 - Principles and Practices of Patient Education (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PUBH 121 ) This course is designed to enable a student to develop skills in teaching, communicating health advice, and assessing patient needs. Other areas such as ethical issues, patient compliance, informed consent, and the use of educational materials will be explored. F.
  • PUBH 375 - Global Health Perspectives (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PUBH 121 ) The course provides an overview of the multi-dimensional and inter-sectoral aspects of health of the global south (developing nations). The course explores how the determinants of health, population spread, disease burden, environmental health, international policy, grassroots advocacy endeavors, civil society, government, and the international sector impact health care delivery and health access. S.
  • PUBH 380 - Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System (3 credits)

    (Prereq: sophomore standing) This course is an introduction to the basic structures and operations of the United States health system and focuses on the major core challenges of the delivery of health care. The foundation and history of United States health care; the health care workforce, philosophy, nature, and scope of health organizations including hospitals, primary, ambulatory and long-term care facilities; administration and financing of health care; and government in the health care system will be discussed.
  • PUBH 382 - Concepts of Disease (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PUBH 121 ) The epidemiology of chronic and communicable diseases to include a study of their causes and progressions, departures from normal body functioning, relationships of disease to functional ability, and preventative and curative aspects. Su.
  • PUBH 399 - Independent Study (1 to 3 credits)

  • PUBH 401 - Issues In Health Services and Public Health Practices (3 credits)

    (Prereq: junior standing) This course explores contemporary issues in health services delivery and public health practices for eliminating health disparities and improving population health in the United States. Course content will be framed around the determinants of health and will be germane to trends in today’s society. S.
  • PUBH 403 - Leadership in the Health Professions (3 credits)

    (Prereq: junior standing) To introduce students to leadership theories and research, provide a context for leadership in public health, and help students learn core leadership skills. Assessments will focus on helping students understand their own and others’ leadership styles. Content areas will include leadership theory; personal leadership; leadership in organizations; leadership in communities and leadership in research. Emphasis will be placed on the application of the course material to real life public health problems and issues in the development of public health careers.
  • PUBH 410 - Epidemiology and Quantitative Research Methods (3 credits)

    (Prereq: admission to the Health Promotion Program, PUBH 201 , and STAT 201  or the equivalent) An overview of epidemiological models and quantitative research methods used by public health agencies and health care providers to analyze patterns of acute and chronic diseases. F, S.
  • PUBH 411 Q - Community Nutrition Outreach (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PUBH 121  and a grade of ‘B’ or better in PUBH 304 ) This applied course builds on theory-based skills gained from the nutrition course, PUBH 304. Students will become proficient in the use of laboratory equipment in the field and Public Health Lab to engage in community nutrition outreach by assessing body composition, evaluating diet history, and providing nutrition education and counseling to promote sound dietary practices. F, S.
  • PUBH 440 - Gender, Culture, Literacy and Disparities in Health (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PUBH 121 ) This course explores the roots of health disparities among marginalized populations. It analyzes how socio-cultural determinants of health including gender, race/ethnicity, disability, religion, seniority, economics and institutional factors compound health inequities. It examines multi-level interventions steeped in health literacy, health promotion, social justice, and cultural communication to achieve health equity and promote population health. F, S.
  • PUBH 480 - Women’s Health Issues (3 credits)

    (Prereq: PUBH 121 ) An overview of current health concerns related to women throughout their life-span. Current diagnostic, technological and other medical/scientific advances will be discussed. Open to men and women.
  • PUBH 481 - Behavioral Foundations and Decision Making in Health Education (3 credits)

    (Prereq: Admission to the Health Promotion Program, PUBH 350  and Senior standing) A study of the interaction between health education and the applied behavioral sciences to effect positive health behavior change in persons, institutions, and communities. Included is the study and identification of theoretical foundations to plan effective promotion and health education programs.
  • PUBH 484 - Pre-internship Seminar (0 to 1 credit)

    (Prereq: Senior standing and permission of the instructor) The purpose of this pre-internship seminar is to provide students the opportunity to develop professional skills and materials relevant to their internship and career interests. Enrollment in this course will facilitate the internship site placement process for both local and distance internship students. Throughout this course, students will reflect and identify expectations and goals to strengthen their future orientation for continued professional development. Students must be senior standing and have permission of the instructor. Pass/Fail grading only. F, S.
  • PUBH 485 Q - Internship in Health Careers (6 to 9 credits)

    (Prereq: Admission to the Health Promotion program, Senior standing, and PUBH 350 ) Supervised work experience through health-related agencies for a minimum of 290 hours. The internship requires 90 or more hours of collegiate credit with a Coastal Carolina University GPA of 2.25 or greater; formal application with a resume by stipulated deadline; and a contract with the internship agency, the student, and the department. A journal detailing work activities and portfolio will also be required. F, S, Su.
  • PUBH 491 - Needs Assessment, Planning and Evaluation Methods in Health Promotion (3 credits)

    (Prereq: Admission to the Health Promotion Program, PUBH 350 , STAT 201  or the equivalent, and Senior standing) Needs assessment and evaluation models will be reviewed with practical applications in the classroom, laboratory, and field settings. Major emphasis on qualitative design and analysis, but an application of quantitative design and instruments will be provided.
  • PUBH 495 - Senior Seminar - CHES Review (1 credit)

    (Prereq: Admission to the Health Promotion Program, Senior standing, and PUBH 350 ) (Coreq: PUBH 485 ) A review of the skills and processes of health education which will assist in the preparation to certify as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). Pass/Fail grading only.
  • PUBH 499 - Directed Undergraduate Research (1 to 6 credits)

    (Prereq: permission of the instructor and approved contract) Directed undergraduate research on a topic to be developed by the student and instructor.

Recreation and Sport Management

  • RSM 120 - Leisure, Recreation, and Wellness (3 credits)

    The study of human wellness through leisure and recreation concepts. Emphasis placed on using leisure resources to increase human satisfaction, fulfillment, and quality of life; the potential for physical, mental, social, and emotional growth; and the development of individuals, communities, and societies. The course presents a variety of leisure, recreation, and wellness opportunities and alternatives to heighten the college student’s awareness of available lifelong leisure activities. F, S.
  • RSM 200 - History of the National Parks (3 credits)

    This course is intended to provide students with an introduction to the evolution and use of the National Parks. The National parks have two purposes: 1) to preserve features of scientific and cultural importance; 2) to make those features available for the education and enjoyment of the public.
  • RSM 201 - Gender and Sport (3 credits)

    This course will focus on sport, as a gendered institution. Drawing from cultural, psycho-social, and political perspectives, the course examines intersections of gender with age, sexual orientation, social class, gender identity, race and ethnicity and politics. F, S.
  • RSM 210 - Recreational Activities (3 credits)

    An exploration of a variety of activities appropriate for use in any recreational setting. Areas of concentration will include music, crafts, nature, special events, fitness, leisure counseling, and socialization. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of activity skills.
  • RSM 242 - Introduction to Recreation and Sport Management (3 credits)

    The significance and meaning of recreation, leisure, play, and sport in modern society, theories of play, models of sport, and the recreational and sport movement in the United States. Role and scope of recreation and sport programs in the community, schools, commercial, and industrial settings. Introduction to professional and career issues in the field.
  • RSM 280 - Recreation for People with Disabilities (3 credits)

    An introduction to the concepts and professional approaches to recreation service delivery for people with disabling conditions. Appreciation for human diversity and impact of differences on recreation involvement. F, S.
  • RSM 290 - Fiscal Management in RSM (3 credits)

    The objective of this course is to introduce students to the concepts of fiscal management within the recreation and sport management industry. This course will cover some of the theory and practice of fiscal decision-making. The course focuses on the elements of analyzing financial statements, calculation of financial ratios, understanding the time value of money, and applications of financial management in recreation and sport. F, S.
  • RSM 305 - Sports Officiating (3 credits)

    A study of the philosophy and principles of sports officiating. Content includes rules and mechanics for officiating of various seasonal sports, with practical/field experiences. Includes observation and evaluation of officials in recreational, high school and collegiate settings with certification opportunities.
  • RSM 308 - Recreational Sport Programming (3 credits)

    Exploration and examination of theoretical foundations and basic sport programming skills, methods, and techniques necessary to deliver recreational sport activities within a variety of settings, agencies and/or organizations. F, S.
  • RSM 309 - Youth Sport (3 credits)

    An investigation into the issues of children participating in organized and competitive sport. The course examines youth sports from biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives. Emphasis is placed on the impact of sport managers and leaders in the delivery of youth sport programs. Comprehensive survey of current scientific knowledge and examination of changing attitudes, behaviors, and trends in youth sport. F, S.
  • RSM 310 - Campus Recreation (3 credits)

    An introduction to collegiate recreation and intramural sports programs including professional ethics and issues, facility operations, program management, legal liability and risk management, marketing, fiscal management, and social issues. F, S.
  • RSM 315 - Outdoor Recreation (3 credits)

    An overview of the role of the natural world in recreation services. The course will focus on values of outdoor recreation, adventure recreation, environmental impact, and the role of government in the provision of outdoor recreation.
  • RSM 317 - Moral and Ethical Reasoning in Recreation and Sport (3 credits)

    The course provides a survey of the ethical and legal issues confronting sport in contemporary society. Students use a case study approach to become familiar with interconnecting legal and ethical issues as they arise within the context of sports from youth to professional levels. F, S.
  • RSM 337 - Risk Management in Recreation and Sport Management (3 credits)

    An overview of the role local, state and federal governments have in the provision of recreation and sport services. Provide the basic understanding of legal liability, risk management, negligence, standard of care, safety regulations, and other areas of risk management as they apply to recreation and sport. F, S.
  • RSM 352 - Commercial Recreation (3 credits)

    (Prereq: RSM 242  and RSM 290 ) Basis principles and steps of initiating and conducting a commercial recreation enterprise, designed to offer students practical experience in starting a commercial recreation business. F, S.
  • RSM 369 - Marketing and Promotion in Recreation and Sport Management (3 credits)

    An application of fundamental marketing and promotion concepts to the recreation and sport industries. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the relationship between recreation and sport products and recreational and sport consumer markets. Students will utilize the analysis, strategy development, implementation, and evaluation phases of the marketing process as they pertain to recreation and sport industry segments. F, S.
  • RSM 370 - Outdoor Leadership (3 credits)

    This course focuses on theoretical and practical study of leading groups in outdoor recreation and education setting. Specific outdoor leadership skills are discussed, including lesson design and teaching style, expedition planning, emergency procedures, risk management, minimum impact approaches, and working with various clients. This course requires students to participate in extended outdoor expeditions.
  • RSM 377 - Sport Tourism (3 credits)

    (Prereq: RSM 242 ) Sport Tourism is defined as travel to and participation in or attendance at a predetermined sport activity. The sport activity can include competition and travel for recreation, entertainment, business, education and/or socializing. The sport can be competitive and/or recreational. F, S.
  • RSM 379 - Principles of Ecotourism (3 credits)

    This course will introduce students to the history, concepts, principles, marketing, planning and management of ecotourism activities and development which promote cultural and environmental awareness and local economic benefits.
  • RSM 389 - Recreation and Sport Leadership (3 credits)

    (Prereq: RSM 337 ) This course focuses on the study and practice of leadership styles and direct leadership techniques for conducting organized recreation and sport programs for all ages. F, S.

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