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2018 Siena Heights University Catalog 
    
2018 Siena Heights University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


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Music

  
  • MMM 362 Advanced Instrumental Conducting


    2 credit hours

    The scope of this course extends beyond basic skills to include instrumental foundations, transpositions, balance, interpretive leadership, rehearsal technique, and stage presence.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • MMM 363 Marching Techniques


    2 credit hours

    This course prepares K-12 teacher candidates for the rigors of developing a high school marching band program. Students will learn about various topics such as drill writing, arranging for the marching band, marching show design, planning successful band trips, teaching marching fundamentals, and other relevant topics. Students will also receive training on Pyware 3D, the standard program for writing marching drill. Each student will design a complete marching band show for their final project.

    Prerequisite:
    Course Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  
  
  

Natural Science

  
  • NSC 110 Earth Science


    4 credit hours

    A course available to non-science majors but required for students seeking teacher education certification who are majoring/minoring in the sciences. Topics in geology, paleontology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy will be considered. The scientific method will be stressed in the labs.

    Prerequisite: None
    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: FA 2019
  
  • NSC 139 Science for Elementary Teachers


    4 credit hours

    This course is for those preparing to be elementary teachers. Aligned to the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) and the K-12 Michigan Science Standards (MiSS), the course focuses on science content in Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Physical Science. 

    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • NSC 285 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    Dependent upon topic.

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • NSC 295 Sophomore Seminar


    1 credit hours

    Seminar-style course that prepares grades K-12 teacher candidates to understand and teach biology, chemistry, physics and earth/space science as integrated content. Students will explore and develop an understanding of the interconnectedness of all science. Students will examine major unifying themes, design units of study, and work directly with K-12 grade students, teachers, and communities. This seminar begins a set of three seminar courses dealing with the integration of science.

    Prerequisite: Permission
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • NSC 373 Science Methods


    3 credit hours

    A study of the principles and methods of teaching science in the K-12 classroom setting. The primary scope and sequence of curriculum is grade level specific science, where emphasis is upon content and methodology set forth by the Michigan Science Standards and the Framework for K-12 Science Education. Course provides multiple opportunities for critical thinking, cooperative learning, and integration across curriculum and hands-on learning experiences. Needs of exceptional children, multicultural appreciation and integration, and developmentally appropriate practice are also discussed. Students will design both short and long term lesson and unit plans.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • NSC 395 Junior Seminar


    1 credit hours

    Seminar style methods course that prepares grades K-12 teacher candidates to understand and teach biology, chemistry, physics and earth/space science as integrated content. Students will explore and develop an understanding of the interconnectedness of all science. Students will examine major unifying themes, design units of study, and work directly with K-12 grade students, teachers, and communities. This seminar class will build upon NSC 295 Sophomore Seminar .

    Prerequisite: Junior Standing
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • NSC 485 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    Dependent upon topic. 

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • NSC 495 Senior Seminar


    1 credit hours

    Seminar-style methods course that prepares grades K-12 teacher candidates to understand and teach biology, chemistry, physics and earth/space science as integrated content. Students will explore and develop an understanding of the interconnectedness of all science. Students will examine major unifying themes, design units of study, and work directly with K-12 grade students, teachers, and communities. This seminar class will build upon NSC 395 Junior Seminar , culminating in a final project applicable to the student’s content area and grade level preference.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year

Nursing

  
  • NUR 101 Introduction To Professional Nursing Concepts


    1 credit hours

    This course introduces concepts that are significant to the nurse, and influence professional practice. Included are nursing history, ethics, culture, political, socioeconomic factors, as well as critical thinking and study skills for nursing. This course is required for Pre-nursing majors.

    Prerequisite: None
    Nursing Fee: None
    Course is Offered: Fall and WI Every Year
  
  • NUR 190 Nutrition For Health


    3 credit hours

    Provides knowledge of essential elements for nutrition. Incorporates concepts of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and key interactions with pharmacological agents. Various diets and effects upon health are explored. Application of nutrition knowledge will be utilized in the clinical setting for health promotion with persons and groups.

    Prerequisite: None
    Nursing Fee: None
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • NUR 201 The Profession Of Nursing


    3 credit hours

    This course is an initial pre-licensure nursing course. Characteristics of becoming a professional nurse are examined from a liberal arts perspective. The basic tenets of nursing are explored, including key elements of person, nursing, environment, and health as utilized in the nursing process. Emphasis is on enhancing critical thinking abilities, problem solving skills, and reflective thinking, particularly focusing upon understanding personal values and beliefs. Demonstration of communication skills is expected in various contexts and modes, particularly written communication. Terminology utilized in nursing is threaded throughout the course.

    Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Nursing Program
    Corequisite: Concurrent with NUR 210 Communication In Health Care , NUR 230 Fundamentals In Nursing , and NUR 250 Health Assessment   
    Nursing Fee: See Course Schedule for Amount
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • NUR 210 Communication In Health Care


    3 credit hours

    This course is an initial pre-licensure nursing course and the first course in interactions with clients. Beginning experiences of communication are identified and performed. The basic tenets of effective communication in a competent, purposeful, and ethical nurse are explored. An emphasis is on self-knowledge in order to be an effective communicator. Demonstration of communication skills is expected in various contexts and modes, particularly performed interpersonally with other people. Communication difficulties will be explored, particularly with clients who are non-English speaking and clients who cannot talk due to illness. Basic Spanish terms utilized in health care will be taught.

    Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Nursing Program
    Corequisite: Concurrent with NUR 201 The Profession Of Nursing , NUR 230 Fundamentals In Nursing , and NUR 250 Health Assessment   
    Nursing Fee: See Course Schedule for Amount
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • NUR 230 Fundamentals In Nursing


    5 credit hours

    Fundamentals is a theory-based course that combines didactic information in combination with clinical skills laboratory and clinical practice experiences. The course introduces the scientific basis for nursing practice, basic human needs and the care of clients with diverse needs. This course focuses on the promotion of health, function and wellness of the individual, family and community. Nursing skills are simulated and practiced in the clinical skills laboratory. As the session progresses, students will engage in the nursing care of adults with an emphasis on wellness in a variety of settings.

    Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Nursing Program
    Corequisite: Concurrent with NUR 201 The Profession Of Nursing , NUR 210 Communication In Health Care , and NUR 250 Health Assessment   
    Nursing Fee: See Course Schedule for Amount
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • NUR 250 Health Assessment


    5 credit hours

    This course builds on pre-requisite courses in the sciences and focuses on techniques of history taking and physical examination of persons. Using a systems approach, focused and comprehensive assessments of essentially well clients throughout the lifespan are addressed. Students will describe findings and differentiate normal from atypical or abnormal. Diagnostic reasoning skills are developed through analysis of the assessment data. A laboratory/clinical experience provides opportunities for students to integrate communication, assessment and problem-solving skills with fundamental nursing care procedures.

    Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Nursing Program
    Corequisite: Concurrent with NUR 201 The Profession Of Nursing , NUR 210 Communication In Health Care , and NUR 230 Fundamentals In Nursing   
    Nursing Fee: See Course Schedule for Amount
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • NUR 301 Transition To Professional Nursing


    4 credit hours

    This course is the initial RN-BSN course. Characteristics of a professional nurse are examined from a liberal arts perspective. Emphasis is on enhancing critical thinking abilities, problem solving skills, and reflective thinking. Demonstration of communication skills is expected in various contexts and modes, particularly written communication. Threaded throughout the course is the integration of professional values from nursing knowledge and experiences. Awareness of self-knowledge is incorporated to enhance expertise as a competent, purposeful, and ethical professional nurse.

    Prerequisite: Registered Nurse, Acceptance into the RN-BSN Program.
    Corequisite: Concurrent with NUR 375 Health Care Of Communities & Vulnerable Populations   
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • NUR 375 Health Care Of Communities & Vulnerable Populations


    4 credit hours

    Emphasizes a holistic approach to health promotion and disease prevention in the provision of nursing care to individuals, groups and communities through primary, secondary, and tertiary therapeutic nursing interventions. Course content and learning includes identification of vulnerable populations, high risk environments, systematic health status assessment, resource utilization, and a global health perspective.

    Prerequisite: Registered Nurse, Acceptance into the RN-BSN Program.
    Corequisite: Concurrent with NUR 301 Transition To Professional Nursing   
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • NUR 460 The Art Of Ethical, Cultural, & Spiritual Nursing Practice


    4 credit hours

    This course provides multidimensional perspectives as threaded into nurse-patient interactions. Based upon Carper’s Four Patterns of Knowing (1978), and the American Nurses’ Association Code of Ethics, the course will include moral theories; ethical principles and decision-making; spiritual caregiving, and personal values as experienced in health care.

    Prerequisite:
    Corequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  
  
  
  • NUR 480 Leadership And Health Care Organizations


    4 credit hours

    This course provides analysis of leadership and management principles from the perspective as a change agent in the healthcare environment. Conflict resolution, power and politics, prioritization abilities, and personal leadership characteristics are explored. Systems theory, management of resources, health care economics, and power and politics in health care are emphasized.

    Prerequisite:
    Corequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  

Professional Communication

  
  • PCM 301 Fundamentals Of Professional Communication


    3 credit hours

    This course offers a performance-based approach to communication in professional atmospheres. It incorporates various media, technologies, and communication methods for a holistic, comprehensive introduction to professional communication. Via these mediums, students will learn the skills and strategies necessary to prepare and deliver clear and meaningful messages in oral and written form. Emphasis is placed on developing excellent presentation skills, composing effective written materials, and utilizing a variety of communication technology tools for effective communication in a professional setting.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus
  
  • PCM 330 Intercultural Communication


    3 credit hours

    This class will focus on the study of effective communication within and across a variety of cultures, both within the United States and throughout the world. Foundational concepts, identity, language, cultural spaces, nonverbal communication, popular culture, intercultural transitions, and relationships will be explored as they relate to intercultural awareness and understanding. 

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus
  
  • PCM 335 Social Media for Mass Communication


    3 credit hours

    In recent years, social media has profoundly changed the ways in which we communicate with each other. With the onset of new tools and social media utilities, more and more people are connecting with each other on-line. This course is grounded in practice and students will be required to learn about and/or participate in forums, wikis, social networks, micro blogs, and more. Readings, social networking, class discussions, and case studies will highlight new effective strategies and applications of these social media utilities. Students who successfully complete this course will have a framework for understanding and evaluating new tools and know how to effectively use social media. 

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PCM 340 Professional Speaking


    3 credit hours

    This course aims to build and strengthen business and professional communication competence. Course content emphasizes traditional and modern topics relevant to speech and communication in professional contexts. Students will speak in front of diverse audiences, both live and virtual, to develop sound speech communication skills in the various mediums that the workplace might require. Additional learning objectives include the following: identify, describe, and explain effective professional communication concepts; create and organize ideas into an effective presentation; demonstrate effective communication both in front of groups and one-on-one; develop public speaking competency; analyze various communication contexts; be able to locate, identify, and successfully use supporting materials in speaking and written assignments; and enhance self awareness of one’s own communication skills. 

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of an Introductory Public Speaking Class
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus
  
  • PCM 495 Professional Communication Seminar


    3 credit hours

    This course will provide a culminating experience for Professional Communication majors. It affords the student a unique opportunity to gain experience and expertise working within the industry/discipline of his/her choosing. Students will conceptualize, design, and complete a major paper relating to their specific professional field. This paper will synthesize the effective writing, communication, and critical thinking skills that the student has refined through the completion of the major Students will compile a portfolio comprised of project information and personal journals collected over the session as documentation of progress. This course will place an emphasis on ensuring that students are familiar with technology tools and terminology that are used by professional communicators in a variety of fields. 

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus

Physical Education

  
  • PED 103 Basketball


    1 credit hours

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PED 104 Spinning


    1 credit hours

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • PED 107 Golf


    1 credit hours

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PED 108 Cooperative Team Sports


    1 credit hours

    This is an activity course that will emphasize the importance of working together as a team. Cooperative sports such as Ultimate Frisbee, Kin Ball, and Team Handball will be explored in addition to other team building exercises.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PED 110 Baseball Theory


    2 credit hours

    Students will gain an understanding of the aspects of coaching baseball both on and off the field.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • PED 111 Weight Training


    1 credit hours

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • PED 112 Lacrosse Activity


    1 credit hours

    This course is designed to teach the basic skills, techniques, strategies, and rules of men’s and women’s lacrosse. The class will equip the student to be an informed lacrosse spectator and/or participant. Equipment will be provided for the participants. 

    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • PED 114 Softball Theory


    1 credit hours

    Students will gain an understanding of the aspects of coaching softball both on and off the field.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • PED 116 Volleyball I


    1 credit hours

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year

Philosophy

  
  • PHI 201 Introduction To Philosophy


    3 credit hours

    An introduction to the major areas of philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics, with an emphasis on philosophical problems relating to human existence.

    Prerequisite: None
    Liberal Arts: Philosophy
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PHI 211 Logic


    3 credit hours

    An examination of the standards of sound argumentation, both inductive and deductive, including argument structure, classical categorical logic, modern truth-functional logic, informal fallacies, and the role of language in argumentation.  

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PHI 220 Introduction To Ethics


    3 credit hours

    An introduction to the major philosophical theories of ethics, including those of Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, and Mill, with some application of these theories to contemporary moral problems.

    Prerequisite: None
    Liberal Arts: Philosophy
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • PHI 225 Engineering and Technology Ethics


    3 credit hours

    An introduction to and application of the major ethical theories, including those of Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, and Mill, to contemporary moral problems found in engineering and technology more generally, focusing on the National Society of Professional Engineer’s (NSPE) ethical code, ethical dilemmas found in mechanical, chemical and electrical engineering, and questions about the nature of engineering and technological work. May substitute for PHI 220 Introduction To Ethics  . 

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA 2019, FA 2021
  
  • PHI 230 Philosophy of Race and Gender


    3 credit hours

    An introduction to the major philosophical issues surrounding race and gender. The metaphysical, scientific, ethical, social, and political significance of racial and gender categories will be investigated. Ma include historical and contemporary approaches to and critiques of individual and group identity, racism, sexism, anti-racism, feminism, and intersectionality.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI 2020, WI 2022
  
  • PHI 260 Introduction To Political Philosophy


    3 credit hours

    A historical introduction to issues concerning the nature of the state, the proper extent of state power, the duties owed by citizens to the state and to other citizens, and the appropriate goals of state activity. Potential sources include Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jean Jacques Rousseau, John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PHI 311 Symbolic Logic


    3 credit hours

    A thorough treatment of sentential and predicate logic, including translations, truth tables, proofs, truth trees, logical paradoxes, and other philosophical issues relating to logic. 

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PHI 320 Social Ethics


    3 credit hours

    An application of the major philosophical theories of ethics to contemporary moral problems, especially those problems which confront us on the societal level.

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Philosophy
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • PHI 329 Technology And The Human Condition


    3 credit hours

    This class will inquire into the profound and subtle ways technology has changed human life by looking at both the natural and human environments. The course will wrestle with the complex and too-little-asked question of what is meant by technological progress. This course is offered out of the belief that our society has not yet learned to direct its technology instead of letting its technology direct it.

    Prerequisite: None
    Liberal Arts: Philosophy
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, as well as in a blended online format, but may not be available on the Adrian campus
  
  • PHI 340 Ancient Philosophy


    3 credit hours

    An examination of the philosophical writings of Plato and Aristotle, including some treatment of the pre-Socratic philosophers.

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Philosophy
    Course is Offered: WI 2019
  
  • PHI 341 Modern Philosophy


    3 credit hours

    An examination of the philosophical writings of Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Philosophy
    Course is Offered: WI 2020
  
  • PHI 342 Medieval Philosophy


    3 credit hours

    An examination of the philosophical writings from the Western intellectual tradition from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Scientific Revolution. Potential sources include Boethius, Augustine, St. Anselm, duns Scotus, St. Thomas Aquinas, and William of Ockham. A focus will be on issues in metaphysics and philosophy of religion.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA 2018, FA 2022
  
  • PHI 350 Advanced Ethical Theory


    3 credit hours

    Systematic and/or historical examination of central issues in ethical theory, including deontic, contractualist, and consequentialist conceptions of morality, rights and special obligations, the role of happiness and virtue in morality, moral conflict, ethical objectivity and relativism, and the rational authority of morality. 

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI 2020, WI 2022
  
  • PHI 355 Advanced Symbolic Logic


    3 credit hours

    An examination of advanced topics in logic. May include metalogic (mathematical logic), modal logic, foundations of logic, foundations of set theory, Godel’s incompleteness theorems, and others. 

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA 2019, FA 2021
  
  • PHI 360 Aesthetics


    3 credit hours

    An exploration of topics related to the arts. Students will consider various theories on how to evaluate works such as music, art, and poetry. Readings will be drawn from the works of philosophers and artists. A wide array of artworks and artistic activities will also be considered.

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Philosophy
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PHI 361 Philosophy Of Religion


    3 credit hours

    An examination of various philosophical issues relating to religion, including the existence and attributes of God, the relationship between faith and reason, the problem of evil, the nature of religious discourse, and miracles.

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Philosophy
    Course is Offered: FA 2020
  
  • PHI 362 Social And Political Philosophy


    3 credit hours

    An examination of the writings of various social and political philosophers, focusing on the foundations of the state, law, rights, justice, equality, and the common good.

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Philosophy
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PHI 364 Philosophy Of Science


    3 credit hours

    A historical or topical examination of epistemological and metaphysical issues that arise in thinking about science. Topics that will be covered include the nature of science, scientific explanation, scientific laws and theories, theoretical concepts, and reductionism – all with special reference to the natural sciences.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA 2021
  
  • PHI 365 Knowledge And Reality


    3 credit hours

    A historical or topical examination of issues in metaphysics and epistemology generally. Guiding questions in epistemology may include: what is knowledge? Is knowledge possible? Does scientific inquiry yield knowledge, and, if so, how? Guiding questions in metaphysics may include: does God exist? What is time? What is the relationship between the mind and the body?

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA 2019, FA 2023
  
  • PHI 385 Philosophy Of Criminal Justice


    3 credit hours

    This course provides an overview of the entire criminal justice system with particular emphasis on the police, court system, and sentencing alternatives. Students will learn how societal laws reflect the values of the community or special interest groups. The philosophies of crime control versus due process will be explored in terms of the consequences to individual offenders.

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Philosophy
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian Campus.
  
  • PHI 485 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    An intensive study of a particular philosophical problem or the writings of an individual philosopher. Examples of past topics include Skepticism, Philosophy of Science, and Philosophy of Language. This course may be taken more than once as long as the course content is different.

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Philosophy
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PHI 495 Senior Thesis


    3 credit hours

    The research and writing of a major philosophical paper.

    Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year

Physics

  
  • PHY 141 General Physics I (Non-Calculus Based)


    4 credit hours

    An introduction to the study of mechanics and thermodynamics. Topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational motion, simple harmonic motion, and the laws of thermodynamics. Algebra and trigonometry are required.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • PHY 142 General Physics II (Non-Calculus Based)


    4 credit hours

    An introduction to the study of electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics. Topics covered include electrostatics, electric circuits, magnetism, light and optics, the theory of special relativity, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics. Algebra and trigonometry are required.

    Prerequisite:
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • PHY 161 Physics I (Calculus Based)


    4 credit hours

    Topics covered are the same as PHY 141 General Physics I (Non-Calculus Based) . The methods of calculus are employed in the description of physical phenomena.

    Prerequisite: One year of calculus
    Laboratory Fee: $50
    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  

Public Services Administration

  
  • PSA 331 Fundamentals Of Public Services Administration


    3 credit hours

    The course is an overview of the profession, introducing the student to the principles of administration in a Human Services Administration setting. Topics include Organizational Behavior, Personnel Administration/Labor Relations; Public Policy; Administrative Law; and Public Administration. The case method approach is introduced to the student.

    Prerequisite: Permission
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus
  
  • PSA 341 Research In The Social Sciences


    3 credit hours

    An examination of the social research process with considerable attention being focused on the many types of applications now being made. Problem formulations, concept and hypothesis formulation, survey research, case studies, experimentation, observational methods, data processing, analysis of data, computer applications, and evaluating research.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus
  
  • PSA 433 Budgeting For Public Services Administration


    3 credit hours

    A survey of budgeting and finance. Budget systems, including program planning and budgeting systems, and the politics of taxation and other governmental revenues are studied.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus
  
  • PSA 434 Critical Issues In Public Services Administration


    3 credit hours

    A seminar course covering such topics as: productivity/workload; stress management; interaction with other public agencies; administrator and board development; long range planning strategies; goal development in changing environment; government regulations; policy/procedural development and review.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus
  
  • PSA 480 Public Services Administration Internship


    3 credit hours

    PSA 480 will provide an opportunity for the student to affirm the basic underlying values of the profession through promotion and application of theories, concepts, knowledge and skills in a professional service setting.

    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, PSA program coordinator, and a minimum of four courses in the major
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus
  

Political Science

  
  • PSC 101 Foundations Of Political Thought


    3 credit hours

    This course is an introduction to the theoretical study of politics and to some central ideas that have influenced the political life in the West. Through a survey of selected writings and authors, from Ancient Greece to the present, students will explore the various ways in which questions on the nature of the state, governing, authority, law, freedom, rights, justice, equality, and the common good, have been formulated and addressed. Attention will be paid to how these investigations help us understand the nature of our own political regime and what might constitute our ethical and legal responsibilities to that regime.

    Prerequisite: None
    Liberal Arts: Social Science
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PSC 130 American Democracy


    3 credit hours

    This course is an introduction study of the American political system, which reveals itself as an interconnected set of ideas, practices, and institutions. This course explores some of the central elements of this system with an eye toward understanding and explaining why the system works the way it does and critically evaluating how democratic it is. A deeper acquaintance with the American political system through this course aims to place individuals in a better position to appreciate the limits and possibilities of American politics and governance and to be more reflective about the difficult political and ethical choices we face as individuals and as a community.

    Prerequisite: None
    Liberal Arts: Social Science
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • PSC 260 Comparative Politics


    3 credit hours

    This course compares and contrasts different types of government in the world. It describes and explains similarities and differences among political systems.

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Social Science
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PSC 265 United States Foreign Policy


    3 credit hours

    The United States is the dominant power in a politically decentralized and economically interdependent world awash with complex issues. This course analyzes these issues and American policy toward them. It also addresses the questions: What principles should guide American foreign policy? What should be the goals of U.S. foreign policy and how should these goals be pursued?

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Social Science
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PSC 270 International Relations


    3 credit hours

    This course introduces students to both the sources of conflict and the available resources to address conflict in the international arena. This course explores not only the sources of war but the increasing role played by economics, human rights, and environmental issues in generating international conflict and examines the mechanisms that exist for settling conflict.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PSC 380 Public Policy


    3 credit hours

    Public policy refers to an intentional course of action by a governmental agency or public official for dealing with an issue of public concern. This course analyzes and evaluates current public policy in the United States in a number of areas. It also explains the process used to adopt and implement these policies.

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Social Science
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PSC 430 Constitutional Law I: Civil Rights & Civil Liberties


    3 credit hours

    This course examines the major federal civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. Emphasis of the course is on the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court decisions interpreting the Constitution and establishing these rights and liberties.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA 2018
  
  • PSC 431 Law And Society


    3 credit hours

    This course examines the role of law in society with focus on the interaction between legal and social variables. It covers the nature of law, its functions, structure, and process, with particular emphasis on the American legal institution. The relationship between law and social change will be a major focus of the course. The effect of key court decisions on American society will be explored to illustrate this relationship. A number of important substantive areas of law will also be examined with an emphasis on practical issues in the legal and social area.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PSC 440 Constitutional Law II: Government Powers


    3 credit hours

    This course examines the central powers of the federal government in the United States. The emphasis is on the legal study of these powers and will pay special attention to the Constitution and Supreme Court case law, but will also address legal statutes and political practice.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • PSC 485 Special Topics In Political Science


    3 credit hours

    These courses are designed to study specific, selected topics in political science. They will explore some topics in depth. Special Topics may be repeated for credit with the approval of the department/advisor.

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
    Repeatable: Course is repeatable with approval of department/advisor.
  
  • PSC 495 Senior Seminar/Thesis


    3 credit hours

    A senior thesis may be proposed and executed for distinction in political science. A senior thesis is optional and offers the opportunity to do original research in political science. The thesis includes a research project, development of a poster presentation, and presentation at the Scholarship Symposium.

    Prerequisite: Permission of Program Coordinator
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
 

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