Sep 28, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Computer Science

  
  
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    CS 360 - Special Topics


    4 credit(s)
    The topic of this course changes from year to year depending on the latest developments in Computer Science and the research interests of the faculty. Recent topics include Client/Server Programming Using Java, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Windows Programming, and Computer Networking. Programming projects will build on existing APIs. May be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): CS 250  with a minimum grade of C.
  
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    CS 380 - Algorithm Design and Analysis


    4 credit(s)
    An introduction to the formal techniques that support the design and analysis of algorithms, focusing on both the underlying mathematical theory and the practical considerations of efficiency. Topics include asymptotic complexity bounds, techniques of analysis, algorithmic strategies, advanced data structures, graph theory and other selected topics. Coursework includes object-oriented programming in C++ and covers templates, STL, and exception handling.
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Quantitative Reasoning.
    Prerequisite(s): CS 300  and MATH 240  each with a minimum grade of C.
  
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    CS 395 - Independent Study


    See department for details. Independent study contract required.
  
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    CS 435 - Computer Security


    4 credit(s)
    Introduces the fundamental issues and principles of computer and information security. The course will cover security policies, models and mechanisms related to confidentiality, integrity, authentication, identification, and availability issues related to information and information systems. Other topics include common attacking techniques such as virus, trojan, worms and memory exploits; the formalisms of information security such as the access control and information flow theory; the basic cryptography, RSA, cryptographic hash function, and password system; and legal and ethical issues in computer security. Students will learn how to design secure systems and write secure code.
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 240  and CS 300 , each with a minimum grade of C.
  
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    CS 445 - Introduction to Database Systems


    4 credit(s)
    An introduction to both the theory and application of Database Management Systems using a modern DBMS and web application front-end. Topics covered will include database design including normalization and optimization, the relational model, relational algebra, security, transaction management, and the query language SQL. Distributed and web architectures will be discussed. All topics in the course will be implemented concretely using a modern DBMS.
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): CS 300  or DSCI 340  with a minimum grade of C.
  
  
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    CS 460 - Operating Systems


    4 credit(s)
    This course provides a hands-on introduction to operating systems including the development of a command line shell and kernel modules. Topics covered include processes and threads, CPU scheduling, memory management, I/O systems, distributed file systems, operating system history and design, and synchronization.
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Quantitative Reasoning.
    Prerequisite(s): CS 300  with a minimum grade of C.
  
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    CS 475 - Internship


    See department for details. Internship contract required.
  
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    CS 485 - Advanced Object Oriented Design


    4 credit(s)
    Extends the object oriented design knowledge gained in CS 250 . This course will cover the decomposition of a software system into objects emphasizing: building an object hierarchy, information hiding, abstraction of behavior, and reusability of objects. Object Oriented Design Patterns will be introduced. Students will apply various Design Patterns to classroom assignments as well as refactor an existing software project to use the proper Design Patterns. Students will be required to work in teams to produce a large software system as a final project.
    Offered: Offered alternate years.

    Prerequisite(s): CS 300  with a minimum grade of C.
  
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    CS 493W - Software Engineering I


    2 credit(s)
    This course will cover the theory behind software development. Topics covered include software architecture, requirements analysis, prototyping, and project management tools. These topics are critical to the success of the student senior capstone projects.
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing (90 or more completed credits), declared CS major, and one 400 level CS course with a minimum grade of C taken at Pacific.
  
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    CS 494 - Software Engineering II


    2 credit(s)
    During this course, students will study the implementation and maintenance of a large software project. This includes the study of software development techniques, managing requirement and design changes during implementation, verification and validation, and defect management. In addition, students will participate in code reviews, study professionalism and job interview techniques, and meet with industry professionals and local technology companies.
    Prerequisite(s): CS 493W  with a minimum grade of C.
  
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    CS 495 - Independent Research


    See department for details. Independent study contract required.
  
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    CS 498 - Senior Capstone


    2 credit(s)
    Students will have the opportunity to use their Computer Science skills and knowledge to implement an original project of their choice under the supervision of faculty in Computer Science. The project will result in a software application and final presentation.
    Prerequisite(s): CS 493W  with a minimum grade of C.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

  
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    CSD 200 - Intro Communication Sciences & Disorders


    2 credit(s)
    This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the development, etiology, and treatment of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing processes and disorders. Not for post-baccalaureate students.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Social Systems and Human Behavior.
  
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    CSD 204 - Anat/Phys of Speech & Swallowing


    4 credit(s)
    Introduction to the structures and functions of systems important for speech production and swallowing across the lifespan, including the respiratory, phonatory, articulation, resonance, and swallowing systems. Also includes basic introduction to the nervous system and motor units for sensory and motor signals.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Scientific Perspectives of the Natural World.
  
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    CSD 209 - Clinical Phonetics


    4 credit(s)
    Introduction to the science of human speech sound production and speech sound systems. A major emphasis will be on the application into clinical settings of how American English speech sounds are produced including the process and practice of clinical transcription. Discussion will include common errors and error patterns as well as accounting for common dialect variations.
  
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    CSD 301 - Prof Orientation to Comm Sci & Disorders


    2 credit(s)
    This course is designed to provide professional program candidates with a focused overview of the development, etiology, and treatment of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing processes and disorders. For post-baccalaureate students only. Instructor’s consent required.
  
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    CSD 303 - Speech Science


    4 credit(s)
    Introduces learners to the science of speech, including the three areas of acoustics, production, and perception. Emphasis within each area will include fundamental concepts and basic physiological and physical mechanisms, common analysis and examination procedures, and practical applications, primarily to the field of speech-language pathology.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Scientific Perspectives of the Natural World.
    Prerequisite(s): CSD 209 .
  
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    CSD 306 - Clinical Observation


    1 credit(s)
    This course provides the opportunity for guided observation of assessment and intervention of individuals who have communication disorders. In this course, students will increase their understanding of what may be observed in the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology with individuals across the lifespan. This course also provides the opportunity for observation hours as required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    CSD 307 - Intro to Speech & Language Development


    4 credit(s)
    This course describes the acquisition of speech and language skills in typically developing children and adolescents.
  
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    CSD 310 - Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology


    4 credit(s)
    Introduces learners to the anatomy and physiology of the central and peripheral nervous systems, with an emphasis on development and typical functioning of structures and systems that support communication, behavior, and swallowing. Special emphasis on exploring clinical implications of structural or functional impairments to the nervous system in the language, cognitive, motor, sensory, swallowing, visual, vestibular, and auditory pathways.
    Prerequisite(s): CSD 204 .
  
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    CSD 311 - Introduction to Audiology


    4 credit(s)
    Introduces students to acoustics, anatomy & physiology of auditory and vestibular systems, disorders of these systems, principles of hearing and balance evaluations, and a basic introduction to intervention approaches.
  
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    CSD 312 - Aural Rehabilitation


    2 credit(s)
    Introduces students to core principles of aural rehabilitation and intervention for individuals with hearing impairments ranging from mild to profound. Behavioral strategies for individuals with hearing loss and their communication partners across listening environments and lifespan will be discussed together with rehabilitative technologies including hearing aids and cochlear implants.
    Prerequisite(s): CSD 311  
  
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    CSD 500 - Language Disorders in Children


    3 credit(s)
    This course provides an overview of the language skills of children with primary or secondary language disorders. It will primarily focus on children aged birth to five and older individuals whose language development is at that level. Course content includes information pertaining to language assessment, intervention, and theoretical views of language acquisition and their relation to clinical practice.
  
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    CSD 501 - Autism Spectrum Disorders


    2 credit(s)
    Covers characteristics, etiologies, and theories of Autism, communication and behavior, role of the SLP on an Autism team, assessment, and intervention approaches for working with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families across the lifespan. Pass/No Pass.
    Prerequisite(s): CSD 500 .
  
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    CSD 503 - Speech-Sound Disorders


    3 credit(s)
    This course provides basic theoretical and practical information regarding the development, assessment and treatment of speech-sound disorders.
  
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    CSD 504 - School-Age Lang & Lit Disorders


    3 credit(s)
    This course is designed to provide graduate students a foundation regarding language and learning disorders experienced by school-age children. We will review how these disorders impact language and literacy skill acquisition. Additionally, assessment and intervention strategies pertaining to school-age students with primary and secondary language disorders will be reviewed.
  
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    CSD 505 - Seminar on Diversity for SLPs


    1 credit(s)
    This seminar provides learners with an opportunity to explore issues related to social identity markers such as race, ability, gender, socioeconomic class, special education status, sexual orientation, language, and immigration; the goal is to help develop awareness of how their own backgrounds and positionalities influence who they are as professionals in the field of speech-language pathology.
  
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    CSD 506 - Fluency Disorders


    3 credit(s)
    Advanced study of fluency disorders, with an emphasis on stuttering, across the lifespan. Offers in-depth study of the nature of stuttering and other fluency disorders and theories of stuttering. Provides special emphasis on assessment methodology and principles of treatment, including management of behavioral aspects and communicative implications of the disorder.
    Prerequisite(s): Instructor’s consent required.
  
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    CSD 507 - Voice Disorders


    3 credit(s)
    Advanced study of functional, organic, and neurological disorders of voice production across the lifespan. Includes in-depth study of laryngeal anatomy and physiology, differential diagnosis of various voice disorders including perceptual, acoustic, and physiological characteristics, and principles of assessment and treatment. Provides special emphasis on developing specific functional evaluation and treatment plans based on impairment, activity limitations, and participation restrictions, using the WHO-ICF framework as a model.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Speech Language Pathology program.
  
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    CSD 510 - Acquired Brain Injury


    3 credit(s)
    Advanced study of acquired brain injury across the lifespan, focused on non-progressive cognitive-communication disorders. Includes knowledge of the neurological bases and principles and skills for assessment and management across levels of impairments, activity/participation, and personal or environmental factors.
  
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    CSD 511 - Communication and Aging


    2 credit(s)
    This course includes information on the normal biological, psychological and sociological changes associated with aging as well as cultural and healthcare issues related to aging.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Speech Language Pathology program.
  
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    CSD 512 - Dysphagia


    3 credit(s)
    Advanced study of feeding and swallowing disorders across the lifespan. Includes knowledge of the anatomical, physiological, neurological, and developmental bases, and principles and skills for assessment and management across levels of impairments, activity/participation, and personal or environmental factors.
  
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    CSD 513 - Motor Speech Disorders


    2 credit(s)
    Covers assessment and management of neurological motor speech disorders across the lifespan. Emphasizes differential diagnoses of the motor speech disorders, and approaches to assessment and treatment using the ICF model as a framework. Will be offered in a blended learning format, including online modules, in-class instruction, and face-to-face hands-on labs.
  
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    CSD 514 - Res Meth & Evidence Based Practice


    3 credit(s)
    This course introduces students to the research process including group and single subject design, writing research objectives, the critical analysis of research articles, and the translation of research findings to practice.
  
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    CSD 515 - Aphasia


    3 credit(s)
    Advanced study of aphasia and acquired apraxia of speech in adults. Includes knowledge of the neurological bases and principles and skills for assessment and management across levels of impairments, activity/participation, and personal or environmental factors.
  
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    CSD 516 - Progressive Neurological


    3 credit(s)
    Comm Disorders Advanced study of progressive neurological cognitive-communication disorders, including the dementias and the dysarthrias. Includes knowledge of the neurological bases and principles and skills for assessment and management across levels of impairments, activity/participation, and personal or environmental factors.
  
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    CSD 517 - Adv Issues in Speech Sound Disorders


    2 credit(s)
    This required graduate course provides learners with advanced study of assessment and treatment issues for speech sound disorders in children.
    Prerequisite(s): CSD 503 .
  
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    CSD 518 - AAC and Severe Disabilities


    3 credit(s)
    This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). The course will illustrate the role that AAC systems have to play in overcoming barriers to successful communication, education, and participation across the lifespan. Key components of the course will include instruction in selecting, representing, and organizing vocabulary and strategies to encourage the development of communicative competence in individuals who use AAC. Additionally, several significant acquired and developmental disabilities often resulting in severe complex communication needs will be reviewed.
  
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    CSD 519 - Counseling Across the Lifespan


    1 credit(s)
    This course covers counseling issues across the lifespan. This class will help the student understand the SLPs role in counseling; Understand the process of coping with both family and patients experience as they learn to live with communication impairments; Use counseling models to help clients and families achieve therapeutic goals. Reflect on personal characteristics that may effect their counseling skills.
  
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    CSD 520 - Topics in CSD


    1-3 credit(s)
    This course will include various topics in communication sciences and disorders. May be repeated for up to 9 credits.
  
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    CSD 521 - Clinical Methods & Observation


    4 credit(s)
    Orients students to clinical practicum, including the scope of assessment and intervention across the life span. It will include an overview of goal writing, lesson planning, writing SOAP notes, report writing, progress monitoring, and ethical conduct. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    CSD 526 - Practicum Seminar I


    2 credit(s)
    Covers clinical topics in educational settings and provide students the opportunity to discuss clinical cases and apply coursework to clinical practice. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    CSD 527 - Practicum Seminar II


    1 credit(s)
    Covers clinical topics across settings and provide students the opportunity to discuss clinical cases and apply coursework to clinical practice. Pass/No Pass.
    Prerequisite(s): CSD 526 .
  
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    CSD 528 - Practicum Seminar III


    2 credit(s)
    Covers clinical topics in medical settings and provide students the opportunity to discuss clinical cases and apply coursework to clinical practice. Pass/No Pass.
    Prerequisite(s): CSD 527 .
  
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    CSD 530 - Clinical Practicum


    3 credit(s)
    Part-time supervised clinical experience in educational, medical, and/or other clinical setting(s) May be repeated for up to 12 credits. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    CSD 534 - Clinical Externship


    8 credit(s)
    Full-time supervised clinical experience in educational, medical, and/or other clinical setting(s).ings. May be repeated for up to 16 credits. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    CSD 595 - Independent Study in CSD


    Course topics vary as approved by the School of CSD. Pass/No Pass.
  
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    CSD 599 - Thesis


    3 credit(s)
    An independent research project under the direction of a member of the graduate faculty. Instructor’s consent required.

Comparative Religion

  
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    REL 200 - Religious Conflict Israel / Palestine


    4 credit(s)
    Introduction to how religion plays a critical role in both the conflict and search for peace in modern Israel / Palestine. Students will explore the historical and political roots of conflict in the region, and be introduced to competing narratives found in Israel / Palestine. As the area plays a central role in the three Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Chrisitanity, and Islam), course participants will explore how religion defines much of what shapes the debate over the stalled peace process.
    Offered: Alternate years.

  
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    REL 240 - Comparative Religions


    4 credit(s)
    Comparative study of major world and selected regional religions with an emphasis on the analysis of beliefs, rituals, symbolism and social organization. Also listed as ANTH 240 . May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts as Core requirement: International & Diverse Perspectives, Historical Context, and Social Sciences (2010-17 catalogs).
  
  
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    REL 275 - Internship


    1-4 credit(s)
    See department for details. Internship contract required.
  
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    REL 317 - The Bible in Historical Context


    4 credit(s)
    How did what we now know as “The Bible” come to be? Some traditions argue that the Bible is the literal word of God, but over the past two centuries a growing consensus has emerged among biblical historians that the scriptures evolved from oral traditions to the written word and were rewritten and reshaped as time went on. This course will expose students to a variety of historical, critical methods for understanding the Bible and for how the debates over its origins impact the social fabric of America today.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Humanities.
    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 140  or REL 140 .
  
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    REL 341 - Music in World Religions


    4 credit(s)
    This course will explore the use of music as an important expression of spiritual engagement. Students will engage in an examination of the various liturgical and musical practices found in five primary world religions including: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The course will examine how music is used to enhance liturgy, “engage the mind and move the heart” of participants in worship. ENGW 201  and a basic ability to follow musical notation recommended. Also listed as MUS 341 .
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: International Perspectives.
  
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    REL 350 - Religion & Social Health Policy


    2 credit(s)
    Introduces students to the ways in which religious traditions impact public health policies, mostly within the context of the United States. Students will become more familiar with public health as a concept and will review theological and policy statements on public health issues, mostly within the Abrahamic faith traditions (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam), which display a remarkable diversity of thought. Also listed as PH 350 .
    Prerequisite(s): PH 101 .
  
  
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    REL 395 - Independent Study


    See department for details. Independent study contract required.
  
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    REL 495 - Independent Study


    1 credit(s)
    See department for details. Independent study contract required.

Criminal Justice, Law and Society

  
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    CJLS 101 - Introduction to Law & Society


    4 credit(s)
    Did you know that the law influences almost every aspect of our daily lives? In this course, students will examine the importance, influence and impact of law in society. We will look at how society creates the law and how the law, in turn, shapes society. Law, legal structures, law enforcement and the interpretation of law will be considered in their social context. This course focuses on systems of government and law within the United States.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Diverse Perspectives, Social Sciences.
  
  
  
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    CJLS 275 - Internship


    1-4 credit(s)
    See department for details. Internship contract required.
  
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    CJLS 295 - Independent Study


    1-6 credit(s)
    See department for details. Independent study contract required.
  
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    CJLS 300 - Criminal Justice


    4 credit(s)
    Introduces students to the institutions and judicial system, corrections and the juvenile justice system.Students will study specific criminal cases as a means of understanding the workings of the U.S. criminal justice system.
    Core Requirement(s): Meets core requirement: Social Sciences.
    Prerequisite(s): CJLS 101 .
  
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    CJLS 310 - Green Criminology


    4 credit(s)
    It is becoming increasingly imperative to study environmental harm from a criminological perspective. This course introduces students to green criminology through mainstream, critical, and radical theories. Green criminology’s boundaries are wide-ranging and topics discussed may include climate change, corruption in the oil and gas trades, carceral toxicity, endocrine disruptors, environmental law and environmental injustice, toxic towns, (un)natural disasters, radioactive waste, superfund sites, wildlife crime, food justice and food crimes, animal rights and species justice, illegal logging and dumping, pollution, and environmental justice and animal liberation movements.
    Offered: Alternate Years

    Core Requirement(s): Counts as Core requirement: Sustainability
    Prerequisite(s): CJLS 101 
  
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    CJLS 324 - The Politics of Policing


    4 credit(s)
    Students will examine the history of policing in the United States, from slave patrols to modern-day special weapons and tactics (SWAT) teams. Careful attention will be given to the politics of police surveillance, the increasing militarization of domestic police forces, and the policing of political activism. Students will also engage with numerous contemporary debates around policing, from the use of body and dashboard cameras to efforts to defund police and channel that funding to social services such as homelessness and mental-health support. Also listed as POLS 324
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above (30 or more completed credits)
  
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    CJLS 325 - Constitutionalism I


    4 credit(s)
    This course is about the structural protections of liberty in the U.S. Constitution: popular sovereignty, the rule of law, limited government, federalism, and separation of powers. We will focus on the evolution of these principles by key political and legal actors: presidents, members of Congress, as well as the decisions of the Supreme Court. There will be a special focus on the latter. The course will show how the development of our constitution is not only legal-but thoroughly political. There are no official prerequisites for the course, but students should have a basic understanding of how the three branches of the US government operate. Also listed as POLS 325 
    Offered: Offered biennially

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Analyzing & Interpreting Texts
  
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    CJLS 326 - Constitutionalism II


    4 credit(s)
    This course is about the formal protections of liberty and equality in the U.S. Constitution through the Bill of Rights and the Civil War Amendments. It will focus on freedom of speech and press, freedom of religion, the right to bear arms, criminal rights, the right to privacy, and equal citizenship for all, irrespective of racial, gender, and sexually-based forms of difference. Like POLS 325, this course will examine the writings and speeches of different government actors, but it will include the contributions of important citizens and organizations to America’s quest for liberty and equality. There are no official prerequisites for the course, but students should have a basic understanding of how the three branches of the US government operate. Also listed as POLS 326 
    Offered: Offered biennially

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Analyzing & Interpreting Texts
  
  
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    CJLS 375 - Juvenile Justice & Delinquency


    4 credit(s)
    Explores juvenile delinquency in relation to the general problem of crime; analysis of factors underlying juvenile delinquency including race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, and immigration status; treatment and prevention; organization and social responsibility of law enforcement; and community-based alternatives. Additional topics include the historical development of the concept of delinquency, the special status of juveniles before the law, juvenile justice procedural law, the structure and operations of the major components of juvenile justice systems, international juvenile justice practices, and contemporary reform efforts in juvenile justice.
    Offered: Offered in Spring.

    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits) and CJLS 101 .
  
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    CJLS 380 - Practicum


    4 credit(s)
    This course will provide students with an opportunity to integrate theoretical and applied learning in a community setting. Students will complete a 100 hour practicum in an approved placement under the supervision of an agency staff member in consultation with a CJLS faculty member. Students will complete a signed learning agreement in the beginning of the practicum, which will guide their individualized learning experiences. Students will be required to meet with the instructor and other CJLS students in a weekly seminar setting to discuss their work in the field placement. In addition to hours spent working in the field, students will be expected to complete assignments and readings intended to enhance the practicum experience.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Civic Engagement.
    Prerequisite(s): CJLS 101 , SOC 300W , and SOC 301 .
  
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    CJLS 395 - Independent Study


    1-8 credit(s)
    See department for details. Independent study contract required.
  
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    CJLS 450 - Directed Research


    0-4 credit(s)
    Allows students of advanced standing to participate in a research project with an CJLS faculty member in order to gain practical experience in the conduct of ongoing professional-level CJLS research. May be repeated for credit, up to 6 credits total.
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits).  Instructor consent.
  
  
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    CJLS 475 - Internship


    1-14 credit(s)
    See department for details. Internship contract required.
  
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    CJLS 491W - Senior Capstone I


    2 credit(s)
    The focus of this course is to assist students in selecting an area of interest in order to define their senior thesis project, to complete a literature review, to develop a research methodology, and to begin data collection. This course is required of all CJLS majors in their final year.
    Offered: Offered in Fall.

    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing (90 or more completed credits) and declared CJLS major.
  
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    CJLS 492W - Senior Capstone II


    2 credit(s)
    Students further refine and develop their senior thesis project. Students complete their data analysis, complete their written thesis, and prepare for the public presentation of their thesis for Senior Project’s Day.
    Offered: Offered in Spring.

    Prerequisite(s): CJLS 491W .
  
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    CJLS 495 - Independent Study


    1-18 credit(s)
    See department for details. Independent study contract required.

Dance

  
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    DANC 105 - Beginning Ballet I


    2 credit(s)
    Course work taught at a beginning level of dance. The course work concentrates on classical ballet exercises at the beginning level with an emphasis on proper body alignment, improving flexibility and strength, and terminology and theory of movement. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    DANC 106 - Beginning Ballet II


    2 credit(s)
    A continuation of DANC 105 . Course work taught progressively based on lessons taught from fall semester. The course work concentrates on classical ballet exercises at the beginning level with an emphasis on proper body alignment, improving flexibility and strength, and terminology and theory of movement. DANC 105  recommended. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    DANC 121 - Beginning Jazz Dance I


    2 credit(s)
    Beginning Jazz I is a beginning level class. The course work is based on contemporary and classical styles of jazz dance with the focus on body isolations, syncopated rhythms, improvisation and stylized choreography. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    DANC 122 - Beginning Jazz Dance II


    2 credit(s)
    A continuation of DANC 121  in the spring semester. Course work taught progressively based on technique taught from fall semester. Beginning Jazz II is a beginning level class. The course work is based on contemporary and classical styles of jazz dance with the focus on body isolations, syncopated rhythms, improvisation and stylized choreography. DANC 121  recommended. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    DANC 126 - Begin Contemporary Dance I


    2 credit(s)
    Contemporary Dance is an introductory course taught at the beginning level for students interested in contemporary styles of dance. It focuses on strengthening dancers’ movements skills through increased flexibility, strength, endurance; musical awareness; develop an understanding and appreciation of contemporary dance; learning original choreography and understanding pertinent anatomical vocabulary needed to develop strong contemporary technique. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    DANC 127 - Begin Contemporary Dance II


    2 credit(s)
    A continuation of the beginning level technique class taught progressively from lessons taught in DANC 126 . It focuses on strengthening dancers’ movements skills through increased flexibility, strength, endurance; musical awareness; develop an understanding and appreciation of contemporary dance; learning original choreography and understanding pertinent anatomical vocabulary needed to develop strong contemporary technique. DANC 126  recommended. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    DANC 195 - Independent Study


    See department for details. Independent study contract required.
  
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    DANC 200 - Dance Improvisation


    2 credit(s)
    The exploration of movement. The course focuses on a guided series of exploration exercises that generate spontaneous and free form movement. Additionally, this course concentrates on freeing the body of trained movement habits in order to uncover an original movement vocabulary.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Corequisite(s): Any 200 or 300-level technique course.
  
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    DANC 205 - Intermediate Ballet I


    2 credit(s)
    A continuation of DANC 105  and DANC 106 . Course work taught based on progressive curriculum. The course work concentrates on classical ballet exercises at the beginning level with an emphasis on proper body alignment, improving flexibility and strength, and terminology and theory of movement. The 0-2 option is only available to Dance majors and minors. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): DANC 105  and DANC 106 .
  
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    DANC 206 - Intermediate Ballet II


    2 credit(s)
    A continuation of DANC 205 . Course work taught progressively on lessons taught from fall semester. The course work concentrates on classical ballet exercises at the beginning level with an emphasis on proper body alignment, improving flexibility and strength, and terminology and theory of movement. The 0-2 option is only available to Dance majors and minors. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): DANC 105  and DANC 106 ; or DANC 205 .
  
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    DANC 221 - Intermediate Jazz Dance I


    2 credit(s)
    Intermediate Jazz I is an intermediate level class. Course work taught progressively based on technique taught from beginning level Jazz. The course work is based on contemporary and classical styles of jazz dance with the focus on body isolations, syncopated rhythms, improvisation and stylized choreography. The 0-2 option is only available to dance majors and minors. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): DANC 121  and DANC 122 .
  
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    DANC 222 - Intermediate Jazz Dance II


    2 credit(s)
    A continuation of DANC 221 . Course work taught progressively based on technical skills taught from fall semester. Intermediate Jazz II is an intermediate level class. The course work is based on contemporary and classical styles of jazz dance with the focus on body isolations, syncopated rhythms, improvisation and stylized choreography. The 0-2 option is only available to dance majors and minors. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): DANC 121  and DANC 122 ; or DANC 221 .
  
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    DANC 226 - Intermediate Contemporary Dance I


    2 credit(s)
    Contemporary Dance is an intermediate level technique class taught progressively from lessons taught in DANC 126  and DANC 127 . It focuses on strengthening dancers’ movements skills through increased flexibility, strength, endurance; musical awareness; develop an understanding and appreciation of contemporary dance; learning original choreography and understanding pertinent anatomical vocabulary needed to develop strong contemporary technique. The 0-2 option is only available to Dance majors and minors. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): DANC 126  and DANC 127 .
  
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    DANC 227 - Intermediate Contemporary Dance II


    2 credit(s)
    A continuation of an intermediate level technique class taught progressively from lessons taught in DANC 226 . It focuses on strengthening dancers’ movements skills through increased flexibility, strength, endurance; musical awareness; develop an understanding and appreciation of contemporary dance; learning original choreography and understanding pertinent anatomical vocabulary needed to develop strong contemporary technique. The 0-2 option is only available to Dance majors and minors. May be repeated for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): DANC 126  and DANC 127 ; or DANC 226 .
  
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    DANC 229 - Dance Ensemble I


    0-1 credit(s)
    Apprentice Company Rehearsal and performance of new dance repertory and historical choreography. Continued development and refinement of skills acquired in other courses. Occasional work with guest dance artists and choreographers. Meets three times a week. Audition required. DANC 121 , DANC 126  strongly recommended. May be repeated for credit.
    Offered: Offered each semester.

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Corequisite(s): Any 200 or 300-level technique course.
  
  
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    DANC 261 - Dance History & Appreciation I


    4 credit(s)
    A lecture course on the early formation of ballet from the 15th century Italian Renaissance Courts to its spread throughout Europe, and eventually to its emergence in America through the 21st century.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Historical Context.
  
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    DANC 271W - Dance History & Appreciation II


    4 credit(s)
    Examines 20th and 21st-century artists whose work continues to influence Dance and American Culture. The class concentrates on the dancers, choreographers, and teachers who have developed the art form, examining their works and discussing both their significance in their time period and their ongoing influence.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Historical Context.
  
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    DANC 275 - Internship


    1-4 credit(s)
    See department for details. Internship contract required.
  
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    DANC 280 - World Dance and Culture


    4 credit(s)
    Explores various dance forms from a variety of international cultures including Bharata Natyam/Indian classical dance; Latin dance; African dances; Native American; Asian; and other forms. It will investigate how these dance forms play a part in the various cultures; ritually, socially, or performed as a source of entertainment.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirements: International Perspectives and Analyzing and Interpreting Texts.
 

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