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2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy)
Sumter Campus
   
 
    
 
  May 25, 2018
 
2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions

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    GERM 110 - Beginning German II

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

    Prerequisites: GERM 109

    Note: Restricted to those who have completed GERM 109. Credit may be received only for one of the following: GERM 109/110; 111; 121.

    Carolina Core GFL

  
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    GERM 121 - Elementary German

    Credits: 4

    Grammar and vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

    Prerequisites: Proficiency Exam

    Note: Assumes prior experience in German. Admission only by proficiency examination. Credit may be received for only one of the following: GERM 109/110; 111; 121.

    Carolina Core: GFL

  
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    GERM 122 - Basic Proficiency in German

    Credits: 3

    Practice and further development of essential listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.

    Prerequisites: Admission either by placement examination or successful completion of GERM 110, 111, or 121.

    Note: Carolina Core: GFL

  
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    GERM 399 - Independent Study

    Credits: 1-6

    Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

  
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    HIST 101 - European Civilization from Ancient Times to the Mid-17th Century

    Credits: 3

    The rise and development of European civilization from its Mediterranean origins through the Renaissance and Reformation.

    Note: Carolina Core GHS

  
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    HIST 102 - European Civilization from the Mid-17th Century

    Credits: 3

    European development and expansion from the mid-17th century to the present.

    Note: Carolina Core GHS

  
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    HIST 104 - Introduction to the Civilization of the Islamic Middle East

    Credits: 3

    An analysis which treats the major cultural elements of traditional Islamic civilization and then concentrates upon the reactions of the Arabs, Turks, and Iranians to the problems of adjusting to the modern world.

    Note: Carolina Core GHS

  
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    HIST 105 - Introduction to East Asian Civilization

    Credits: 3

    The evolution of social, political, and cultural patterns in East Asia, with emphasis on the development of philosophical, religious, and political institutions and their relationship to literary and artistic forms in China and Japan.

    Note: Carolina Core GHS

  
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    HIST 106 - Introduction to African History

    Credits: 3

    An examination of several traditional sub-Saharan African societies and of their political and economic transformation in the modern, colonial, and post-independence periods.

    Note: Carolina Core GHS

  
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    HIST 109 - Introduction to Latin American Civilization

    Credits: 3

    A discussion of the political, cultural, and economic forces which have conditioned the development of institutions and ideas in Spanish and Portuguese America.

    Note: Carolina Core GHS

  
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    HIST 111 - United States History to 1865

    Credits: 3

    A general survey of the United States from the era of discovery to 1865, emphasizing major political, economic, social, and intellectual developments.

    Note: Carolina Core GHS

  
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    HIST 112 - United States History since 1865

    Credits: 3

    A general survey of the United States from 1865 to the present, emphasizing major political, economic, social, and intellectual developments. Honors sections are available for students in the honors program.

    Note: Carolina Core GHS

  
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    HIST 312 - French Revolution and Napoleon

    Credits: 3

    The changes in France and Europe during the revolutionary decade, the rise of Napoleon, and the establishment of French hegemony over the Continent.

  
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    HIST 316 - Nineteenth-Century Europe

    Credits: 3

    Political, social, economic, and intellectual developments from 1815-1900, which brought European culture to its zenith and contributed to Europe’s global domination.

  
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    HIST 317 - Contemporary Europe from World War I to World War II

    Credits: 3

    The Great War, revolution, and reconstruction; the rise of authoritarian and totalitarian regimes and the coming of World War II.

  
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    HIST 321 - The History of Great Britain

    Credits: 3

    A survey of the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the British Isles from Anglo-Saxon times to the present. First semester: to the Restoration of 1660; second semester: since 1660.

  
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    HIST 347 - The Middle East in Modern Times

    Credits: 3

    The impact of modern civilization upon the Middle East, including the history of the Arab, Turkish, Iranian, and Israeli segments of the Middle East during the 19th and 20th centuries.

  
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    HIST 351 - Africa to 1800

    Credits: 3

    Social, cultural, economic, and political developments, focusing on internally and externally generated changes.

  
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    HIST 352 - Africa since 1800

    Credits: 3

    Commercial and religious revolutions of the 19th century, imposition and ending of formal colonial rule, and post-colonial issues.

  
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    HIST 399 - Independent Study

    Credits: 1-6

    Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

  
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    HIST 401 - The Development of the American People to 1789

    Credits: 3

    The founding of the English colonies, their developing maturity, the events leading to the Revolution, and the creation of a new nation.

  
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    HIST 402 - The New Nation, 1789-1828

    Credits: 3

    The new republic and the developing democratic spirit in politics and culture.

  
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    HIST 403 - The Sections and the Nation, 1828-1860

    Credits: 3

    The three cultures of East, South, and West; their interactions and the events leading to the Civil War.

  
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    HIST 404 - Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860-1877

    Credits: 3

    The political, military, and social history of the War and the reorganization which followed.

  
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    HIST 405 - The Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1917

    Credits: 3

    A survey of recent United States history with emphasis on the economic, social, and literary developments from 1877 to 1917.

  
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    HIST 406 - The United States and a World at War, 1917-1945

    Credits: 3

    A survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural developments of the period.

  
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    HIST 407 - United States History Since 1945

    Credits: 3

    A survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the period after World War II.

  
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    HIST 409 - The History of South Carolina, 1670-1865

    Credits: 3

    A study of South Carolina origins and developments.

  
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    HIST 410 - History of South Carolina Since 1865

    Credits: 3

    A survey of recent South Carolina history with emphasis on social and institutional development.

  
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    HPEB 321 - Personal and Community Health

    Credits: 3

    Psychosocial health, stress management, leading infectious and noninfectious diseases, nutrition, physical fitness, sexuality, consumer health and health care access, environmental health, aging, and death.

  
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    JOUR 203 - Principles of Visual Communications

    Credits: 3

    Theory and history of visual communication in the mass media emphasizing informational and persuasive messages created by graphic, photographic, and multimedia processes.

  
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    JOUR 310 - Mass Media and Society

    Credits: 3

    Functions, responsibilities, and influences of various media of mass communications. Directed toward consumers and critics of mass media. Not open to journalism/mass communications majors.

  
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    MATH 111 - Basic College Mathematics

    Credits: 3

    Basic college algebra; linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, functions and graphs of functions, exponential and logarithm functions, systems of equations. Credit may not be received for both MATH 111 and 115.

    Prerequisites: placement through Algebra version of the Mathematics Placement Test: http://assess.math.sc.edu/

  
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    MATH 111 I - Intensive Basic College Mathematics

    Credits: 4

    An intensive treatment of the topics covered in MATH 111.

    Prerequisites: placement through Algebra version of the Mathematics Placement Test: http://assess.math.sc.edu/

  
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    MATH 112 - Trigonometry

    Credits: 2

    Topics in trigonometry specifically needed for MATH 141, 142, 241. Circular functions, analytic trigonometry, applications of trigonometry. Credit may not be received for both MATH 112 and 115.

    Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 111 or 111I, or placement through Algebra version of the Mathematics Placement Test: http://assess.math.sc.edu/

  
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    MATH 115 - Precalculus Mathematics

    Credits: 4

    Topics in algebra and trigonometry specifically needed for MATH 141, 142, 241. Subsets of the real line, absolute value; polynomial, rational, inverse, logarithmic, exponential functions; circular functions; analytic trigonometry. Credit may not be received for both MATH 111 and 115 or both MATH 112 and 115.

    Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 111 or 111I, or by Precalculus Placement Test: http://assess.math.sc.edu/

  
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    MATH 122 - Calculus for Business Administration and Social Sciences

    Credits: 3

    Derivatives and integrals of elementary algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Maxima, minima, rate of change, motion, work, area under a curve, and volume.

    Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 111/111I, or by placement through Algebra version of the Mathematics Placement Test: http://assess.math.sc.edu/

    Note: Carolina Core ARP

  
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    MATH 141 - Calculus I

    Credits: 4

    Functions, limits, derivatives, introduction to integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, applications of derivatives and integrals.

    Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 112, 115, 116, or by Precalculus Placement Test: http://assess.math.sc.edu/

    Note: Four classroom hours and one laboratory hour per week.

    Carolina Core ARP

  
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    MATH 142 - Calculus II

    Credits: 4

    Methods of integration, sequences and series, approximations.

    Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 141

    Note: Four classroom hours and one laboratory hour per week.

    Carolina Core ARP

  
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    MATH 170 - Finite Mathematics

    Credits: 3

    Elementary matrix theory; systems of linear equations; permutations and combinations; probability and Markov chains; linear programming and game theory.

    Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 111 or 111I or 112, or by placement through Algebra version of the Mathematics Placement Test: http://assess.math.sc.edu/

    Note: Carolina Core ARP

  
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    MATH 174 - Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science

    Credits: 3

    Induction, complexity, elementary counting, combinations and permutations, recursion and recurrence relations, graphs and trees; discussion of the design and analysis of algorithms–with emphasis on sorting and searching.

    Prerequisites: C or better in any 100-level MATH course or placement through either version of the Mathematics Placement Test: http://assess.math.sc.edu/

  
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    MATH 221 - Basic Concepts of Elementary Mathematics I

    Credits: 3

    The meaning of number, fundamental operations of arithmetic, the structure of the real number system and its subsystems, elementary number theory. Open only to students in elementary or early childhood teacher certification.

    Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 111/111I, or by placement through Algebra version of the Mathematics Placement Test: http://assess.math.sc.edu/, or consent of the department

  
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    MATH 222 - Basic Concepts of Elementary Mathematics II

    Credits: 3

    Informal geometry and basic concepts of algebra. Open only to students in elementary or early childhood teacher certification.

    Prerequisites: grade of C or better in MATH 221, or consent of the department

  
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    MATH 241 - Vector Calculus

    Credits: 3

    Vector algebra, geometry of three-dimensional space; lines, planes, and curves in space; polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems; partial differentiation, max-min theory; multiple and iterated integration, line integrals, and Green’s theorem in the plane.

    Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 142, or consent of the department

  
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    MATH 242 - Elementary Differential Equations

    Credits: 3

    Ordinary differential equations of first order, higher order linear equations, Laplace transform methods, series methods; numerical solution of differential equations. Applications to physical sciences and engineering.

    Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 142, or consent of the department

  
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    MATH 399 - Independent Study

    Credits: 3-9

    Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

  
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    MSCI 210 - Oceans and Society

    Credits: 3

    A nontechnical introduction to human interactions with the marine environment: marine organisms, marine systems, and the physical and chemical characteristics of oceans and estuaries. Not available for marine science major credit.

    Note: Carolina Core: SCI

  
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    MSCI 210L - Oceans and Society Laboratory

    Credits: 1

    Experiments and exercises which illustrate how specific components of marine environments are structured, function, and can be measured. Two laboratory hours per week. Not available for marine science major credit. Attendance on designated field trips may be required.

    Corequisite: Prereq or coreq: MSCI 210

    Prerequisites: Prereq or coreq: MSCI 210

    Note: Carolina Core: SCI

  
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    PEDU 104 - Personal Fitness and Weight Control

    Credits: 1

    Advanced techniques for controlling weight and improving fitness through exercise, lectures, and self-evaluation.

  
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    PEDU 105 - Weight Training

    Credits: 1

    Fundamentals of progressive resistance exercise training.

  
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    PEDU 107 - Aerobic Dance

    Credits: 1

    Cardio-respiratory fitness, flexibility, and coordination through continuous rhythmical movements.

  
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    PEDU 113 - Bowling

    Credits: 1

    Fundamental skills and techniques of bowling

  
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    PEDU 174 - Social Dance

    Credits: 1

    Fundamental skills and terminology

  
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    PEDU 182 - Backpacking

    Credits: 1

    Living in the out-of-doors; gear selection, map and compass reading, backpacking, hiking, and camping

  
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    PEDU 187 - Rock Climbing

    Credits: 1

    Fundamentals of rock and mountain climbing including gear selection and use, knots and rope management, anchoring systems, belaying, rappelling, climbing techniques, and safety considerations.

  
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    PEDU 275 - Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy

    Credits: 3

    Knowledge and skill of orthopedic anatomy relative to muscle, ligament, and tendon origin, insertion, innervation, and action.

  
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    PHIL 102 - Introduction to Philosophy

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to the main problems of philosophy and its methods of inquiry, analysis, and criticism. Works of important philosophers will be read.

    Note: Honors section offered.

  
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    PHIL 110 - Introduction to Logic I

    Credits: 3

    The nature of arguments; fallacies, criteria, and techniques of valid deductive inference; applications.

    Note: Honors section offered.

    Carolina Core ARP

  
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    PHIL 111 - Introduction to Logic II

    Credits: 3

    Inductive and decision-making arguments, and criteria of acceptability for them.

    Note: Honors section offered.

  
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    PHIL 212 - Conflicting Images of Man

    Credits: 3

    Conflicting images of man in contemporary philosophy, literature, psychology, and religion and an evaluation of these images as norms for human conduct and social policy. Particular attention will be given to existentialist, Marxist, behaviorist, and mystical images of man.

  
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    PHIL 330 - Social and Political Philosophy

    Credits: 3

    An overview of major themes in political philosophy such as the nature of politics, obligation, community, representation, freedom, equality, and justice.

    Cross-listed Course: POLI 300

  
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    PHIL 332 - Philosophy of Education

    Credits: 3

    A critical examination of the theories of education of such philosophers as Plato, Rousseau, Dewey, Newman, and Whitehead. Emphasis is on the development of a philosophy of higher education.

  
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    PHIL 399 - Independent Study

    Credits: 3-9

    Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

  
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    PHYS 101 - The Physics of How Things Work I

    Credits: 3

    A practical introduction to physics and science in everyday life–from concrete examples to basic physical principles

  
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    PHYS 101L - The Physics of How Things Work I Lab

    Credits: 1

    Experiments, exercises, and demonstrations to accompany PHYS 101

    Corequisite: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 101

    Prerequisites: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 101

  
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    PHYS 102 - The Physics of How Things Work II

    Credits: 3

    A continuation of PHYS 101 with emphasis on electricity, magnetism, optics, and atomic physics.

    Prerequisites: PHYS 101

  
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    PHYS 102L - The Physics of How Things Work II Lab

    Credits: 1

    Experiments, exercises, and demonstrations to accompany PHYS 102

    Corequisite: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 102

    Prerequisites: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 102

  
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    PHYS 201 - General Physics I

    Credits: 3

    First part of an introductory course sequence. Topics include mechanics, wave motion, sound, and heat. No previous background in physics is assumed.

    Prerequisites: MATH 115, or MATH 122, or equivalent

    Note: Carolina Core SCI

  
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    PHYS 201L - General Physics Laboratory I

    Credits: 1

    Corequisite: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 201

    Prerequisites: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 201

    Note: Carolina Core SCI

  
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    PHYS 202 - General Physics II

    Credits: 3

    Continuation of PHYS 201; includes electromagnetism, relativity, quantum physics, atomic and nuclear physics.

    Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in PHYS 201

    Note: Carolina Core: SCI

  
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    PHYS 202L - General Physics Laboratory II

    Credits: 1

    Corequisite: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 202

    Prerequisites: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 202

    Note: Carolina Core: SCI

  
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    PHYS 211 - Essentials of Physics I

    Credits: 3

    Classical mechanics and wave motion. Calculus-level course for students of science and engineering.

    Corequisite: PHYS 211L

    Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in MATH 141

    Note: Carolina Core: SCI

  
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    PHYS 211L - Essentials of Physics I Lab

    Credits: 1

    Corequisite: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 206 or 211

    Prerequisites: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 206 or 211

    Note: Carolina Core: SCI

  
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    PHYS 212 - Essentials of Physics II

    Credits: 3

    Classical electromagnetism and optics

    Corequisite: PHYS 212L

    Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in PHYS 211 and MATH 142

    Note: Carolina Core SCI

  
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    PHYS 212L - Essentials of Physics II Lab

    Credits: 2

    Corequisite: PHYS 207 or 212

    Prerequisites: PHYS 207 or 212

    Note: Carolina Core SCI

  
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    PHYS 399 - Independent Study

    Credits: 3-6

    Note: Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

  
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    POLI 201 - American National Government

    Credits: 3

    The formation and development of the national government, its organization and powers.

    Note: Overlay Course
    Carolina Core GSS
    Carolina Core VSR
    (VSR credit only if taken at USC Columbia or Palmetto College Campus Fall 2013 or later.)

  
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    POLI 300 - Social and Political Philosophy

    Credits: 3

    An overview of major themes in political philosophy such as the nature of politics, obligation, community, representation, freedom, equality, and justice.

    Cross-listed Course: PHIL 330

  
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    POLI 302 - Classical and Medieval Political Theory

    Credits: 3

    Political theories from the Greeks to the Renaissance.

    Note: Carolina Core: VSR

  
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    POLI 303 - Modern Political Theory

    Credits: 3

    Political theories from the Renaissance to the 19th century.

    Note: Carolina Core: VSR

  
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    POLI 304 - Contemporary Political Theory

    Credits: 3

    Nineteenth and 20th century political theories.

    Note: Carolina Core: VSR

  
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    POLI 315 - International Relations

    Credits: 3

    International political behavior and institutions.

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, International Studies, BA
    Carolina Core Integrative Course, Political Science, BA

  
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    POLI 399A - Independent Study in Political Science

    Credits: 1-6

    Prerequisites: prior approval of and individualized contract by the director of undergraduate studies in political science and the instructor who will supervise the project

    Prerequisites: Prior approval of an individualized contract by the director of undergraduate studies in political science and the instructor who will supervise the project.

  
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    POLI 399B - Independent Study in International Studies

    Credits: 1-6

    Prerequisites: Prior approval of an individualized contract by the director of undergraduate studies in international studies and the instructor who will supervise the project.

  
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    PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to and survey of the basic concepts and findings within the field of psychology

    Note: Carolina Core: GSS

  
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    PSYC 103 - Psychology of Adjustment

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to theories and processes underlying and facilitating human adjustment in the community, family, and workplace.

  
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    PSYC 226 - Research Methods in Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Basic principles and methodology

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

  
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    PSYC 227 - Psychological Statistics

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to statistical methods essential for psychological research.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 226 and MATH 111 or placement out of MATH 111

  
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    PSYC 228 - Laboratory in Psychology

    Credits: 2

    Laboratory in psychology in which research methods and statistical methods are integrated. One lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 226 and 227

  
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    PSYC 300 - Human Sexual Behavior

    Credits: 3

    Psychological, physiological, and sociological factors of human sexual behavior and attitudes

  
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    PSYC 310 - Psychology of Women

    Credits: 3

    Women’s experiences: childhood and adolescence, work, family, cultural images, adjustment, and social change.

    Cross-listed Course: WGST 310

  
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    PSYC 370 - Psychology of Consciousness

    Credits: 3

    Theories, controversies, and research findings on the nature of various states of consciousness; topics such as sleep/dreams, hypnosis, drug-induced states, and psychic phenomena.

  
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    PSYC 399 - Independent Study

    Credits: 1-6

    Closely supervised project or research experience in psychology. Approved contract required. May be repeated for up to six credits. Not for psychology major credit.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 and consent of instructor

  
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    PSYC 400 - Survey of Learning and Memory

    Credits: 3

    Research and applications concerning the acquisition of new behavior and knowledge, including accounts based on classical and instrumental conditioning and on information-processing models.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    PSYC 410 - Survey of Abnormal Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Covers the classification, diagnosis, etiological theories, and treatments of the major mental and emotional disorders.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    PSYC 420 - Survey of Developmental Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Psychological development from conception to late adulthood. Topics include physical, cognitive, and social processes associated with development at each stage of the life cycle.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or EDPY 335 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    PSYC 430 - Survey of Social Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to theory and research in social psychology from a psychological viewpoint. Topics include social perception, social cognition, attitudes, interpersonal relationships, aggression, prosocial behavior, and group processes

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    PSYC 440 - Survey of Personality

    Credits: 3

    Covers the major theories and research on personality and the dynamics of human motivation.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    PSYC 450 - Sensation and Perception

    Credits: 3

    Processing of information from the environment. Physiological, physical, psychological, and contextual determinants of perception

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    PSYC 460 - Physiological Psychology

    Credits: 3

    The neurochemical and neuroanatomical bases of behavior ranging from the reflex to schizophrenia.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

 

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