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2016-2017 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy)
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2016-2017 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
    
 
  Oct 19, 2018
 
2016-2017 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 
  
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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

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

  
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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

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

  
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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

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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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

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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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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    RCAM 104 - Foundations of Composition

    Credits: 3

    A course in writing skills with practice in composing essays, including intensive review of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.

  
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    RCAM 105 - Contemporary College Mathematics

    Credits: 3

    Linear and quadratic equations and models, functions, exponential models, logarithms, systems of equations, fundamentals of probability and statistics.

  
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    RCAM 106 - Foundations of College Algebra

    Credits: 3

    Operations on real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, factoring, absolute value equations, exponential and radical expressions, graphs, and functions. Additional topics may include math study skills, logarithms, exponential functions, probability, statistics, systems of equations, polynomial division, and mathematical modeling.

    Note: In order to receive a grade of C or better in RCAM 106 students must pass the math placement test (MPT) with a minimum score of MB1 or MA2.

  
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    RCAM 151 - Computer Literacy and Application

    Credits: 3

    Upon completion of this course the student will be able to describe the general components of computers and what they do, effectively use the Internet to locate and/or publish information, effectively use a computer operating system and utility applications (e.g. Windows and virus protection to manage and protect the files) and four, demonstrate the effective use of contemporary application software - Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

  
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    RCAM 201 - Introduction to Internet Research



    Developing the means by which students may learn to access the Internet through mainframe and PC connections to accomplish specific research needs. This course might not apply toward associate degrees or Columbia baccalaureate degrees.

    Prerequisites: CSCE 101 or permission of instructor

  
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    RCAM 205 - Foundations of Leadership

    Credits: 3

    This course combines leadership theory with practical application, equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to work more effectively with people, become better leaders, and reach their professional goals.

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    RELG 120 - Comparative Religion

    Credits: 3

    Issues, theories, and debates that shape global religious traditions, cultures, and communities; examination of historical contexts and development, applying social scientific inquiry and methods to analyze relevant current circumstances and concerns.

  
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    RELG 202 - Introduction to Reason and Faith

    Credits: 3

    Critical stdy of the intellectual strands leading to Western disconnections between reason and faith; the search for balance between belief and reason with emphasis on contemporary developments.

  
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    RELG 204 - Introduction to Religions in America

    Credits: 3

    The diversity of religious traditions in America.

  
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    RELG 240 - Introduction to Christianity

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the Christian religion, with emphasis on the history of the major traditions and movements that have shaped the multicultural practices and social impact of modern global Christianity.

  
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    RELG 301 - Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)

    Credits: 3

    Modern study of the Hebrew Bible from historical, literary, and archeological points of view. Reading and analysis of texts in translation.

    Cross-listed Course: JSTU 301

  
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    RELG 302 - New Testament

    Credits: 3

    Historical and critical study of the New Testament writings, with emphasis on origins, production, and transmission.

  
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    RELG 311 - Gospel Literature and the Formation of Christianity

    Credits: 3

    Gospels about Jesus from the 1st and 2nd centuries CE; analysis with attention to canonical texts as well as those not contained in today’s major canonical collections; assessment of gospel literature in competing configurations of Christianity during its formative years.

  
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    RELG 312 - The Life and Letters of Paul

    Credits: 3

    A critical study in the life and thought of Paul, his letters to the early Christian churches, his role in the expansion of the Christian movement, and his continuing influence today.

  
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    RELG 313 - The Johannine Literature

    Credits: 3

    The Gospel of John, the Johannine letters, and the Revelation of John are considered against both the background of first-century history and their theological relevance in our time; emphasis on major Johannine themes and, in the case of Revelation, the apocalyptic movement in general.

  
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    RELG 332 - Christian Theology

    Credits: 3

    Basic Christian teachings concerning God, creation, sin, the person and work of Christ, and life after death.

  
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    RELG 381 - Jewish History I: Late Antiquity to 1500

    Credits: 3

    The religious, cultural, social, and political conditions that shaped the Jewish experience in the Near East and Europe from late antiquity to 1500.

    Cross-listed Course: JSTU 381, HIST 383

  
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    RELG 412 - Faith, Doubt, and God

    Credits: 3

    Debate concerning the existence of God among theists, atheists, and agnostics; classic and contemporary arguments.

  
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    SOCY 101 - Introductory Sociology

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to sociological facts and principles: an analysis of group-making processes and products.

    Note: Carolina Core GSS

  
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    SOCY 305 - Sociology of the Family

    Credits: 3

    Sociological perspectives related to various aspects of family behaviors, roles, and values.

    Cross-listed Course: WGST 305

    Prerequisites: SOCY 101

  
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    SOCY 309 - An Introduction to Social Inequality

    Credits: 3

    A sociological analysis of the distribution of wealth and income in selected societies.

    Prerequisites: SOCY 101

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Community Service
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    SOCY 312 - Bureaucracy and Modern Society

    Credits: 3

    Bureaucracies in the public and private sector, their internal dynamics and relationship to the social environment.

    Prerequisites: SOCY 101

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    SOCY 323 - Sociology of Deviant Behavior

    Credits: 3

    Theories, methodology, and substantive issues in the study of social deviance.

    Prerequisites: SOCY 101

  
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    SOCY 340 - Introduction to Social Problems

    Credits: 3

    Contemporary social issues such as poverty, health, the criminal justice system, globalization and the environment, their causes and possible solutions.

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Community Service

  
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    SOCY 350 - Juvenile Delinquency

    Credits: 3

    Social factors in the development, identification, and treatment of delinquents.

    Cross-listed Course: CRJU 351

    Prerequisites: SOCY 101 or CRJU 101

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy

  
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    SOCY 351 - Urban Sociology

    Credits: 3

    Analysis of urban trends, characteristics, and functions of cities with reference to the social psychological factors in urban living. Attention is directed to the emergence of urbanism in the United States, with particular reference to the Southern region, and to institutions, problems, and city planning.

    Prerequisites: SOCY 101

  
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    SOCY 353 - Sociology of Crime

    Credits: 3

    Social factors in the development, identification, and treatment of criminals.

    Cross-listed Course: CRJU 341

    Prerequisites: SOCY 101

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy

  
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    SOCY 355 - Race and Ethnic Relations

    Credits: 3

    Theoretical and empirical approaches related to race/ethnicity and the current state of race relations in America, with some attention to global issues.

    Cross-listed Course: AFAM 355

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    SPAN 109 - Beginning Spanish I

    Credits: 3

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

    Note: Restricted to those who have never studied Spanish or placed by examination into SPAN 109. Fall and Summer I only. Credit may be received only for one of the following: SPAN 109/110; 111; or 121.

    Carolina Core: GFL

  
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    SPAN 110 - Beginning Spanish II

    Credits: 3

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

    Note: Restricted to those who have completed SPAN 109. Spring and Summer II only. Credit may be received only for one of the following: SPAN 109/110; 111; or 121.

    Carolina Core GFL

  
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    SPAN 121 - Elementary Spanish

    Credits: 3

    Grammar and vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

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

    Carolina Core: GFL

  
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    SPAN 122 - Basic Proficiency in Spanish

    Credits: 3

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

    Prerequisites: Admission either by placement examination or successful completion of SPAN 109/110, 111, or 121.

    Note: Carolina Core: GFL

  
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    SPAN 399 - Independent Study

    Credits: 3-6

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

    Prerequisites: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of B or better in SPAN 210 or 211, or consent of instructor. Department permission required for transfer students.

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

  
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    SPCH 140 - Public Communication

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to theory and practice of oral communication in public, social, and institutional contexts. Includes foundational and cumulative training in the invention, performance, and critical analysis of oral communication, with emphasis on argumentation, persuasion, audience analysis, delivery, and ethical forms of engagement.

    Note: Carolina Core: CMS

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    STAT 110 - Introduction to Statistical Reasoning

    Credits: 3

    A course in statistical literacy. Topics include data sources and sampling, concepts of experimental design, graphical and numerical data description, measuring association for continuous and categorical variables, introduction to probability and statistical inference, and use of appropriate software. Credit given for only STAT 110 or STAT 112.

    Note: Carolina Core ARP

  
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    STAT 201 - Elementary Statistics

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the fundamentals of modern statistical methods, including descriptive statistics, probability, random sampling, simple linear regression, correlation, tests of hypotheses, and estimation.

    Prerequisites: MATH 111 or 115 or STAT 110, or consent of department

    Note: Carolina Core: ARP

  
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    THEA 170 - Fundamentals of Acting

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the art and craft of acting. Practical exploration through improvisation and scripted scene work. Includes a brief history of the development of modern acting techniques.

    Note: Carolina Core AIU

  
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    THEA 172 - Basic Stage Makeup

    Credits: 1

    The study and application of the principles of the art of makeup for the theatre.

  
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    THEA 200 - Understanding and Appreciation of Theatre

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to the understanding and appreciation of theatrical experience. Attendance at theatrical performances required.

    Note: Carolina Core AIU

  
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    THEA 340 - Literature and Performance

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the study of literature through performance; reading, analysis, and performance of prose, poetry, nonfiction, and drama.

    Cross-listed Course: SPCH 340

  
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    THEA 370 - Intermediate Acting

    Credits: 3

    Development of acting skills through study of acting techniques emphasizing emotional truthfulness and authenticity. Application to scene study, monologues and auditions. Intensive script analysis for character development.

    Prerequisites: THEA 170 or 270

  
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    UCAM 110 - Careers in Education

    Credits: 3

    Role of the teacher and profession of teaching; observation and activities within cooperating schools are involved. Designed to assist students in the career decision-making process.

  
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    UCAM 120 - Effective Reading

    Credits: 3

    Techniques for reading comprehension and their application through assignments in varied genres and in parallel reading. Class discussions and compositions.

    Note: May not be used for credit toward any baccalaureate degree.

  
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    UNIV 101 - The Student in the University

    Credits: 3

    The purposes of higher education and potential roles of the student within the university.

    Note: Open to freshmen. Also open to other undergraduate students in their first semester of enrollment.

  
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    WGST 111 - Women in Culture

    Credits: 3

    A humanistic perspective of the images, roles, and contributions of women in historical, literary, religious, philosophical, and artistic contexts.

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    WGST 112 - Women in Society

    Credits: 3

    A social science perspective of women in psychological, sociological, historical, anthropological, economic, and political contexts; the changing roles, images, and institutions.

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

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Community Service
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    WGST 113 - Women’s Health

    Credits: 3

    Basic functioning of the female body; effects of society on processes of health and disease. Not for natural sciences credit.

    Note: Carolina Core: GSS

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

 

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