Dec 11, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Numbering System Each course in the curriculum is defined by an alphabetical prefix and a 3-digit number. The 3-digit number indicates the level of study: 100- and 200-level courses are lower division; 300- and 400-level courses are upper division; 500-, 600- and 700- level courses are graduate courses.

When a W is added to the end of the course number, this means that the course will satisfy the Writing Requirement. However, not all sections of courses with a W meet the writing requirement. Refer to the schedule of classes to see which sections of the course are designated as W.

000-level course designation Developmental courses for ESL students; placement determined by testing of entering students.

100-level course designation Courses with no prerequisites, survey courses or courses defining basic concepts and presenting the terminology of a discipline.

200-level course designation Courses of intermediate college-level difficulty, courses with 100-level course(s) as prerequisite(s) or survey courses devoted to particular areas or fields within a discipline.

300-level course designation Courses of advanced college-level difficulty taken by majors and upper-division students; these are often considered to be courses in the major, offered for students clearly interested in and qualified in the subject.

400-level course designation Advanced upper-division courses and/or seminars, tutorials and honors courses for majors and upperdivision students.

Alphabetical Prefixes The following prefixes are used, preceding the 3-digit number, to designate the field of study. They are listed here alphabetically, with the department or program and field to which they pertain. Specific departments and programs appear alphabetically in the table of contents, the index and the HEGIS Code  section. 
 

 

Political Science: Comparative Politics

  
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    POLSC 25700 - Government and Politics of China (W)


    GER 3/B PD/A
    Chinese politics, institutions and foreign policy.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 26000 - African Politics through African Films (W)


    GER 3/B PD/A
    An examination of contemporary African politics using various social science theories, films and documentaries made by African filmmakers.

     
    cross-listed AFPRL 29019, MEDIA 29975, FILM 21462
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    POLSC 26100 - Globalization and Opposition Movements (W)


    GER 3/B
    The environmental, social and political effects of economic globalization in less industrialized and in highly industrialized countries; reformist and radi­cal critiques and neoliberal defenses; causes and consequences of opposition movements.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 26200 - Government and Politics in Central America (W)


    GER 3/B PD/A
    Political institutions, ideology, class and ethnic structure, economic development, distribution of wealth and power, foreign influences and revolutionary and evolutionary roads to modernization.

     
    cross-listed LACS 43429
    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    POLSC 26300 - Government and Politics in the Middle East (W)


    GER 3/B PD/A
    Introduction to Islamic societies and their politics with particular attention to cultures of region.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 26400 - Government and Politics of Israel (W)


    GER 3/B
    Historic evolution of the Jewish state and its political system, social issues and foreign policy.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 26500 - Government and Politics in Eastern Europe (W)


    GER 3/B PD/D
    Political, social and economic institutions of individual Eastern Central European nations and their post-communist transitions.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 26700 - The Politics of Southern Africa (W)


    GER 3/B PD/A
    Political, economic and social institutions in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, etc.

     
    cross-listed AFPRL 29015
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    POLSC 27200 - Contemporary Issues in Comparative Politics


    GER 3/B
    Selected topics in comparative politics.
    prereq: Any 100-level course on POLSC or perm instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 31000 - Comparative Legal Systems (W)


    GER 3/B
    Comparative study of major legal traditions of the modern world, including common law, civil law, Soviet, Islamic, Chinese, tribal and hybrid systems.
    prereq: POLSC 11000, 23800 or 34000 or 34100 or 34300 or 37500 or any course in comparative politics subfield, or perm instr; ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 32200 - Social and Economic Policies in Western Europe and the United States (W)


    GER 3/B PD/D
    Evolution of social and economic policies from the 19th century to the present. Policies are analyzed in light of tensions between democracy and capitalism.
    prereq: Prereq: ENGL 12000 (or equivalent) and any course in Amer Pol or Comp Pol. Open only to students who have completed 45 credits and 9 credits in PolSc. Not open to students who have completed PolSc 31500. Counts as either American or Theory (but not both).
    4 hrs 4 cr.
  
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    POLSC 35100 - Government and Politics of Russia and the Post-Soviet States (W)


    GER 3/B
    Post-Soviet politics, institutions, social forces, economic transformations and regions.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent; any course in comparative politics, or perm. instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 35200 - State and Society in Africa (W)


    GER 3/B PD/A
    An examination of the nature of the relationship between the African state and civil society in the post-independence period and how this relationship influences governance and democracy.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent; any course in comparative politics, or perm. instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 35300 - Social Movements, Civil Society and the State in Latin America (W)


    GER 3A P/D A
    Analysis of the role of popular and opposition movements in Latin America and their relationship to the state, from the challenges to the dictatorships of the 1970s through the contemporary neoliberal economic order and democratic polities.

     
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or the equivalent; a course in comparative politics; minimum of 45 credits and 9 credits in political science or permission of the instructor.
    4 hrs 4 cr.

  
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    POLSC 35600 - India’s Democratic Experiment (W)


    GER 3B P/D A
    Assesses the nature and durability of India’s democratic political system. Examines key events, personalities, institutions, and movements in Indian politics from Independence (1947) to the present. Focuses on the challenge of adapting democratic institutions to circumstances of extreme social diversity and economic deprivation.
    prereq: ENGL 1200 or the equivalent; a minimum of 45 credits and 9 credits in political science; and a Comparative Politics course at the 200- or 300-level (POLSC 25000 recommended); or permission of the instructor.


    4 hrs 4 cr.
  
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    POLSC 36000 - Democracy & Development in a Globalizing World (W)


    GER 3B P/D A
    The course examines the relationship between democracy and development in post-colonial countries. Questions include: What relations of causality, in either direction, have political scientists sought to establish between democracy and development? What is the impact of globalization on these relations? How can historical analysis help to illuminate these and other issues, such as why some countries have been better at promoting per capita income growth than others? What efforts have been undertaken – by individual citizens, by civic groups, by aid donors – to plug the democratic deficits that arise in the course of pursuing development under 21st Century conditions?

     
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or the equivalent; a minimum of 45 credits and 9 credits in political science; and a Comparative Politics course at the 200 or 300 level (POLSC 25000 recommended); or permission of the instructor.


    4 hrs 4 cr.

  
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    POLSC 37200 - Contemporary Issues in Comparative Politics


    GER 3/B
    Selected topics in comparative politics.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent; any course in comparative politics, or perm instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 37800 - Russian National Interest: Past and Present (W)


    GER 3/B PD/D
    In a contemporary, historical and comparative context, this course will explore the factors influencing debates on and definitions of Russia’s national interests, the strategies for promoting those interests and the implications for Russia and the international system.

    prereq: POLSC 11500 or 11700 or 25000 or 27000 or perm instr.
    coreq: ENGL 12000 or equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.

Political Science: International Politics

  
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    POLSC 27000 - International Relations: Conceptual Foundations and Current Issues (W)


    GER 3/B
    Examines the conceptual foundations of international relations and their application to current issues. Topics include: anarchy, power, war and peace, international cooperation, the role of the state and non-state actors, international institutions, norms and human rights, and the global economy. 

     
    Students may not take both POLSC 11500 and POLSC 27000 at Hunter College for credit. (Transfer students may receive only 100 level credit for a course equivalent to POLSC 11500 after Spring 2010, when POLSC 27000 becomes the prerequisite for most advanced courses in international relations.)

    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    POLSC 27100 - International Politics in the Americas (W)


    GER 3/B PD/A
    Dynamics of US relations with Latin American countries from the colonial era through the Cold War to the present, and of relations of Latin American countries with each other and with extra-hemispheric nations.
    cross-listed LACS 43432
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 27300 - Contemporary Issues in International Politics


    GER 3/B
    Special issues in international politics. Past topics included the international law of energy, world water resources, war.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 27400 - American Foreign Policy (W)


    GER 3/B
    Personalities and processes in making, administering and controlling our foreign policy. Crises and dilemmas.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 27500 - Politics of the Global Economy (W)


    GER 3/B
    Introduction to International Political Economy (IPE). Examines the dynamic interaction between politics and economics across national borders, including the politics of trade, development, finance, varieties of capitalism, globalization and environmental protection. Not open to students who have taken POLSC 37600 .
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 27600 - International Relations of the Third World (W)


    GER 3/B PD/A
    Analysis of the role played by Third World states in international arena, examining relations of developing nations with advanced industrialized states, socialist states and other developing nations.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 27800 - International Organizations (W)


    GER 3/B
    Powers, functions and effectiveness of international institutions; emphasis on United Nations and regional organizations.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 28000 - Women, War and Peace (W)


    GER 3/B PD/C
    The course examines the roles that women have played as subjects and objects in war and peace.
    cross-listed WGSP 26200 (W)
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 28100 - Drugs, Politics and Public Policy (W)


    GER 3/B
    Examination of public policies addressing drug use and abuse in the United States and other countries with emphasis on political and cultural determinants, economic and market factors, constitutional implications and United States foreign policy.
    prereq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 28200 - International Security (W)


    GER 3/B
    An introduction to basic concepts and problems in the area of international security, this course will explore explanations for some of the central causes of security/insecurity and peace/war, as well as examine select contemporary security issues.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 28300 - Terrorism (W)


    GER 3/B
    The course will explore the types, causes, and strategies of terrorism as well as the effectiveness and civil liberty implications of counterterrorism strategies. Both contemporary and historical terrorist groups will be considered.

    Not open to students who have completed POLSC 27353.
    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000 or the equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 37300 - Contemporary Issues in International Politics


    GER 3/B
    Selected topics in international politics.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent; POLSC 27000 or 11500 (prior to 9/2010)
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 37400 - International Human Rights (W)


    GER 3/B
    An examination of the origins, substance and processes of human rights in international relations.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 37500 - International Law (W)


    GER 3/B
    Case studies on nature, sources, practices and efficacy of international law, principles and rules.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 37600 - International Political Economy (W)


    GER 3/B
    Examination of the intersection of politics and economics at the international level through a careful reading and analysis of dominant theoretical approaches and their application to central debates concerning the politics of trade, money and finance, development and globalization.

     
    prereq: POLSC 11500 or 27000 or 27500; minimum of 45 credits and 9 credits in political science or permission of the instructor
    coreq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    4 hrs 4 cr.

  
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    POLSC 37700 - Theories of International Politics (W)


    GER 3/B
    An examination of the central concepts and issues in international politics that underpin the main theoretical debates in the field.
     
    prereq: POLSC 11500 or 27000 or 27500 or 28200 or perm. instr.
    coreq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 37800 - Russian National Interest: Past and Present (W)


    GER 3/B PD/D
    In a contemporary, historical and comparative context, this course explores the factors influencing debates on and definitions of Russia’s national interests, the strategies for promoting those interests and the implications for Russia and the international system.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or equiv; POLSC 11500 or POLSC 11700 or perm instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 37900 - War and Strategy (W)


    GER 3B
    An examination of strategy and wars between states, within states, and between states and transnational groups.  Focuses on how strategy affects the avoidance, outbreak, conduct, and consequences of war and the difficulty of devising strategies that successfully link political ends and military means.
     
    prereq: POLSC 11500 or 27000 or 28200; minimum of 45 credits and 9 credits in political science or permission of the instructor
    coreq: ENGL 12000 or the equivalent
    4 hrs 4 cr.
  
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    POLSC 38000 - European Security (W)


    GER 3/B PD/D
    A theoretically informed examination of current and historical security problems in Europe, with a focus on the sources of war and peace, strategic calculations, alliances, institutions, democratization, norms, and ideological and identity conflicts. A principal aim is to establish a foundation for analyzing the prospects for a secure order in Europe in the first part of the 21st century. 
     
    prereq: POLSC 11500 or 27000 or 28200; minimum of 45 credits and 9 credits in political science or permission of the instructor
    coreq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    4 hrs 4 cr.
  
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    POLSC 38100 - East Asia in World Politics (W)


    GER 3/B PD/A
    An examination of sources of stability and instability in East Asia, using social science theories and historical background.

     
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent; POLSC 27000 or perm instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    POLSC 38200 - Causes of War (W)


    GER 3/B
    An analysis of the causes of war and peace for both civil and interstate wars including especially the role of bargaining, but also the roles alliances, arms races, rivalries, and institutions.

    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000 or the equivalent; POLSC 27000 or POLSC 28200; minimum of 45 credits and 9 credits in political science or permission of the instructor.
    4 hrs 4 cr.
  
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    POLSC 38300 - Power Transitions, the U.S. and World Order (W)


    GER 3B
    An examination of global power transitions and their consequences for international competition and order. Draws on theoretical insights to explain patterns in historical and contemporary cases, including the current rise of China and other “BRICS” countries.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or the equivalent; POLSC 27000; minimum of 45 credits or permission of the instructor.
    4 hrs 4 cr.

Political Science: Political Theory

  
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    POLSC 11200 - Introduction to Political Theory (W)


    GER 2/B
    Selected writings of the great political thinkers. Recurrent problems of politics from Plato to the present.
    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 20000 - Interpreting Politics: An Introduction to Political Ideas (W)


    GER 2/B or 3/B
    An introduction to interpreting major political ideas and their significance in the contemporary world. Competing understandings of concepts such as freedom, equality, justice, citizenship, and legitimacy will be explored, in part by applying them to concrete political issues such as multiculturalism, economic distribution, and the death penalty.

     
    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent

    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    POLSC 20100 - Ancient to Early Modern Political Thought (W)


    GER 3/B PD/D
    The study of selected writers from the ancient Greeks to the Renaissance (e.g., Plato to Machiavelli), focusing on the political dimensions of such ideas as rationality, virtue, community, human nature and historical change.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 20200 - Modern Political Thought (1600-1900) (W)


    GER 3/B PD/D
    The study of selected political writers (e.g., Hobbes to Nietzsche), with special emphasis given to the nature of and problems with, liberty, equality and justice in modern societies and states.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 20300 - Political Thought Since 1900 (W)


    GER 3/B PD/D
    Exploration of concepts and thinkers in political theory since 1900. Topics include such traditional issues of political theory as the nature and scope of political regimes, justice, equality and changing concepts of human nature.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 20400 - Contemporary Issues in Political Theory


    GER 3/B
    Topics vary each semester. They have included democracy in America, totalitarianism, liberty and authority.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 20600 - Research Design in Political Science (W)


    GER 3/B
    Public opinion surveys, content analysis, legislative roll-call analysis, census data, election returns. Introduction to statistics. Uses Social Science Data Lab.
    prereq: passing college proficiency exam in math or perm instr; ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 20700 - Data Analysis in Political Science (W)


    GER 3/B
    Computer applications and statistical analysis in political science. Students write a quantitative term paper. Uses Social Science Data Lab.
    prereq: POLSC 20600 or perm instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 20900 - Women and Gender in Western Political Thought (W)


    GER 3/B PD/C or D
    Examines history of political thought from the perspective of gender relations and the treatment of women.
    cross-listed WGST 20900
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 30100 - American Political Thought (W)


    GER 3/B
    Examination of ideas that have shaped American politics from the Revolution to the present, including Federalists and Anti-Federalists, Progressivism and responses to industrialization and recent debates over the welfare state, political inclusion and democracy.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent; one course in political theory or perm. instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 30200 - Critical Theory and Politics (W)


    GER 3B
    Intensive study in the core concepts and ideas in the tradition of Critical Theory. Thinkers include, among others, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse, Fanon, and Foucault, as well as contemporary critical theorists. Themes and foci will vary by semester and will include: the nature and purpose of critique; political sociology and the analysis of liberalism, fascism and other political formations; mass culture and the fate of art; power and the psyche; reason and affect; violence and terror; the philosophy of history, and the politics of liberation.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or the equivalent; at least one 200-level course in political theory or permission of the instructor.
    4 hrs 4 cr.
  
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    POLSC 30300 - Democracy and Emergency (W)


    GER 3B
    This seminar in political theory examines the issue of emergency powers in constitutional democracies. It will examine various atttempts to define what is an emergency, as well as the spirited debates over the legitimacy of extraordinary powers to manage such crises.
    prereq: ENGL 12000
    4 4
  
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    POLSC 30400 - Contemporary Issues in Political Theory


    GER 3/B
    Selected topics in political theory.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent; one course in political theory subfield or perm instr
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 30500 - Democratic Theory (W)


    GER 3/B
    A critical survey of different conceptions of democracy: issues include democracy as a political order, democracy and ‘non-political’ forms of life (e.g., business, family, religion), toleration, political representation, democracy and justice.
    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent; one course in political theory or perm instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 30700 - Theory of Revolution


    GER 3B
    Traditional and modern revolutions. Conditions and objectives of socialist and communist revolutions.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 30900 - Feminist Political Theory (W)


    GER 3/B PD/C
    Readings in feminist ideas, both historical and contemporary, on issues of power, justice and equality. The course will emphasize different perspectives, including those of liberal, radical, postmodernist, women of color, third world and ‘global’ feminists.
    cross-listed WGST 30900 (W)
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent; one course in political theory or perm instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 31100 - Utopian Theory (W)


    GER 3/B
    Political theorists often imagine ideal worlds, both to explore ideals and to criticize political realities. This course will explore utopias and dystopias as theories that explore political possibilities and challenge existing realities.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent; one course in political theory or perm dept.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 31600 - Political Theory of Human Rights (W)


    GER 3/B
    A critical analysis of the intersection of academic and practical discourse of human rights with the central concerns of political theory, particularly as it engages relationships between ethics and power as well as theory and practice.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or its equivalent; one course in political theory or perm instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.

Political Science: Independent Study, Honors, Advanced Seminars

The following courses, which include independent studies, and honors independent studies, may not be used to fulfill the four subfield requirement.  No more than 6 credits in internship, independent study, and/or experiential courses (such as Model United Nations) may be used to satisfy the 30 credits in the major.

  
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    POLSC 29001-29003 - Independent Study in Political Science


    GER 3/B
    Students may take inde­pendent study only with full-time members of the department. As a general rule, the students should have taken a prior course with this instructor. Departmental permission will not be granted without explicit approval by the instructor.

     
    prereq: at least one course in appropriate field, perm dept.
    1-3 cr

  
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    POLSC 29102-29103 - Directed Research (W)


    This course is designed to teach individual students how to do research under the direction of a full-time faculty member. Students will participate in ongoing faculty research, and may do independent reading, library research, data collection and data analysis. The course will culminate in a research paper, literature review, or co-authored conference paper submitted for publication. Students will gain an understanding of the research methods utilized in the project, will gain hands-on experience in basic research, and will learn how to write the a research report with extensive feedback from their faculty supervisor.
    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000 or the equivalent; minimum of 60 credits and 15 credits in political science or permission of a full-time faculty supervisor.
    2 or 3 hrs 2 or 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 48000 - Seminar in Selected Problems of Political Science


    Open to Jr/Sr only. Advanced seminar on selected topics.

     
    prereq: perm dept.
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    POLSC 48600 - Senior Colloquium


    Advanced seminar. Major project and/or paper required.
    prereq: perm. dept.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    POLSC 49202-49203 - Honors Independent Study in Political Science


    Students may take independent study honors projects only with full-time faculty members of the department. As a general rule, the students should have taken a prior course with this instruc­tor. Departmental permission will not be granted without explicit approval by the instructor.

     
    prereq: at least one course in appropriate field, perm dept.
    2-3 cr.

  
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    POLSC 49300 - Conducting and Presenting Political Science Research


    This course is designed to refine students’ existing research skills so they can complete their honors theses. Concepts covered will include, but not be limited to literature reviews, finding sources, defining a topic, framing scholarly questions, developing hypotheses, using empirical evidence, citation, and presentation skills. Concurrent enrollment in POLSC 492 is required.
    coreq: POLSC 49200
    1 hr 1 cr.

Political Science: Experiential Courses

Experiential courses may not be used to fulfill the four subfield requirements.  No more than 6 credits in internship, independent study, and/or experiential courses (such as Model United Nations) may be used to satisfy the 30 credits in the major.

  
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    POLSC 22200/22300 - Seminar/Internship in New York City Government


    Practical experience in city government and poli­tics. Weekly seminars, monthly university-wide meetings.

     
    Students are advised to have completed at least 60 overall credits and 12 to 15 political science credits with at least one course in the field in which they are interested in taking the internship. Students should have at least a 3.0 grade point average in political science before applying.

    prereq: perm dept.
    4 hrs 4 cr.

  
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    POLSC 29801-29806 - Internship in Political Science


    Students may take independent study internships only under the supervision of full-time members of the department. As a general rule, the students should have taken a prior course with this instructor. Departmental permission will not be granted without explicit approval by the instructor.

     
    prereq: at least one course in appropriate field, perm dept.
    1-6 cr.


Psychology

Note: Letters in parentheses after course names refer to content areas: (A) = Applications of Psychology; (B) = Biopsychology; (C) = Cognitive Processes; (D/S) = Developmental/Social.

  
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    PSYCH 10000 - Introduction to Psychology


    GER 2/B
    An introduction to the problems, methods and concepts of psychology, covering a range of topics which characterize the discipline, including history, methodology and professional ethics, biological foundations, perception, motivation and emotion, learning, memory and thinking, individual differences, intelligence, personality, behavior disorders and their treatment, group processes.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 14000 - Psychology of Adjustment


    GER 2/B
    Styles of adjustment; social interaction; self-concept and self-esteem: stress management; alienation; failures of adjustment.
    prereq: PSYC 10000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 15000 - Human Development


    GER 2/B
    Development from conception to death; biological, physiological and social factors and their interactions at each stage.
    prereq: PSYC 10000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 16000 - Evolution and Behavior


    GER 2/B
    Aggression, sleep, learning, communication, emotion, motivation and social behavior in human and other species; underlying mechanisms, development, evolutionary history.
    prereq: PSYC 10000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 17000 - Psychology of Human Sexuality


    GER 2/B PD/C
    Psychological foundations, sexual development and response patterns; male and female roles; individual and social attitudes, legal issues.
    cross-listed WGSS 17000
    prereq: PSYCH 10000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 18000 - Brain and Behavior


    GER 2/B
    Brain structure, function and relation to behavior. Topics include the neural basis of perception, learning and memory, consciousness, motivation, emotion.
    prereq: PSYC 10000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 19000 - Development of Gender Roles


    GER 2/B PD/C
    Social, cognitive, hormonal and personality factors in development of gender roles; determinants of behavioral and cognitive gender differences.
    cross-listed WGSS 19000
    prereq: PSYCH 10000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 19500 - Special Topics in Psychology I


    GER 2/B
    Readings and discussions on a selected problem or topic area. Topics vary from semester to semester.
    prereq: PSYC 10000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 20100 - Independent Study in Psychology


    May be applied to major once. Designed to meet the needs of individual students under the direction of a particular faculty sponsor. The course may involve independent readings, tutorials, work as an advising assistant or peer counselor, field placement, an individual research project, or participation in ongoing faculty research, any of these culminating in a written report.
    prereq: PSYCH 10000 and any other 3 cr PSYCH course, perm dept.
    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 20500 - The Profession of Psychology (W)


    GER 3/B
    Open to declared majors only. Introduction to and critical analysis of the profession of psychology; examination of theories and career options in major subfields of psychology. Students must have Internet access.
    prereq: PSYCH 10000 and any other 3 cr PSYCH course, perm dept.
    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 21000 - Child Psychology (D/S)


    GER 3/B
    Emotional, social, motor and cognitive development as influenced by genetic, cultural and individual factors during the first twelve years of life. (May not be taken for credit by students who have a collateral major, or a minor, in education.)
    Writing Intensive
    prereq: PSYCH 10000 and any other 3 cr PSYCH course
    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 21200 - Psychology of Exceptional Children (D/S)


    GER 3/B
    Special problems of adjustment and training of exceptional children, including the gifted as well as the intellectually, emotionally and physically handicapped.
    Writing Intensive
    prereq: PSYCH 10000 and any other 3 cr PSYCH course
    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 21500 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (W)


    GER 3/B
    Evaluation of published research; research principles and the concepts which underlie them; how to evaluate and select research strategies.
    prereq: PSYCH 10000 and any other 3 cr PSYCH course
    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 22000 - Personality (D/S)


    GER 3/B
    Review of the contributions to the understanding of normal personality in the theories of the Freudian and other analytical schools; of Allport, of representative behaviorist groups and of constitutional typologists; also, methods of assessing and understanding individual personality.
    writing intensive
    prereq: PSYCH 10000 and any other 3 cr PSYCH course
    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 22100 - Psychoanalytic Theories (A; D/S)


    GER 3/B
    Historical, theoretical and empirical approaches from Freud to the present; empirical evaluation and integration of these theories with learning and ethological theory.
    writing intensive
    prereq: PSYCH 10000 and any other 3 cr PSYCH course
    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 22300 - Abnormal Psychology (A; D/S)


    GER 3/B
    Consideration of psychological abnormalities; symptoms, etiology, diagnostic procedures and therapy.
    writing intensive
    prereq: PSYCH 10000 and any other 3 cr PSYCH course
    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 22500 - Ethology: Animal Behavior (B)


    GER 3/B
    Adaptation, survival, reproduction and evolution of behavior, emphasizing development and species-comparison.
    writing intensive
    prereq: PSYCH 10000 and any other 3 cr PSYCH course
    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 23000 - Social Psychology (D/S)


    GER 3/B
    Problems of human experience and behavior in the social context; theories and current methodology in research on the influence of the group on cognitive processes, motivation, personality structure and the self; attitudes and prejudice; leadership; group processes.
    Writing Intensive
    prereq: PSYCH 10000 and any other 3 cr PSYCH course
    prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 23500 - The Psychology of Women (D/S)


    GER 3/B PD/C
    Psychological functioning of women; sexuality, pregnancy, social roles and status, aging, achievement, life styles, power.
    Writing Intensive cross-listed WGSP 23500 (W)
    prereq: PSYCH 10000 and any other 3 cr PSYCH course prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 24000 - Applications of Psychology (A)


    GER 3/B
    Psychological issues in business, law and medicine; consumer research, personnel selection and training, motivation and morale in industry, safety programs, testimony, lie detection and psychological issues in coping with physical illness.
    Writing Intensive
    prereq: PSYCH 10000 and any other 3 cr PSYCH course prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 24200 - Health Psychology (A)


    GER 3/B
    Psychological and behavioral factors related to physical illness and health promotion, including such areas as aging, stress and coping, pain, addiction and eating disorders.
    Writing Intensive
    prereq: PSYCH 10000 and any other 3 cr PSYCH course prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 24300 - Cognitive Processes (C)


    GER 3/B
    A survey of theoretical issues and empirical research on human cognition including attention, perception, memory, representation of knowledge, language, and problem solving.
     
    prereq: 6 cr. in PSYCH including PSYCH 10000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 24500 - History of Psychology (W)


    GER 3/B
    Introspective, behavioristic, gestalt, psychoanalytic and related viewpoints developed from early philosophic roots of psychology.
    prereq: PSYCH 10000 and any other 3 cr PSYCH course prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 24800 - Statistical Methods in Psychological Research


    GER 3/B
    Open to declared majors only. Analysis and interpretation of quantified data. Descriptive and inferential statistics applied to psychological research.

     
    PSYC 24800 and 24900 or 25000, one semester of an acceptable science sequence, ENGL 12000 and declaration of a psychology major are the minimum prerequisite for all courses above PSYCH 25000. (Students falling under the previous curriculum need not fulfill the science prerequisite.)

    prereq: PSYCH 10000 and any other 3 cr PSYCH course, MATH 12500 or STAT 11300 with a C or or appropriate score on math placement exam
    coreq: Writing Intensive prereq or coreq: ENGL 12000
    4 hrs 4 cr.

  
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    PSYCH 24900 - Experimental Psychology: Social


    GER 3/B
    Introduction to the principles of research methodology and experimental techniques. Required research reports involve laboratory and field exercises concerned with a variety of social psychological phenomena. (Students may take either PSYC 249 or 250, but not both.)

     
    PSYCH 24800 and 24900 or 25000, one semester of an acceptable science sequence, ENGL 12000 and declaration of a psychology major are the minimum prerequisite for all courses above PSYCH 25000. (Students falling under the previous curriculum need not fulfill the science prerequisite.)

    prereq: ENGL 12000 with a minimum grade of C; one sem. acceptable lab science sequence with a passing grade; PSYC 24800 with a minimum grade of C
    prereq or coreq: Writing Intensive
    6 hrs (2 lec, 4 lab) 4 cr.

  
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    PSYCH 25000 - Experimental Psychology: General


    GER 3/B
    Open to declared majors only. Research and general experimental techniques in study of behavior. Introduction to the principles of research methodology and experimental techniques. Required research reports involve a variety of laboratory exercises related to the study of basic behavioral processes. (Students may take either PSYC 24900 or 25000, but not both.)

     
    PSYCH 24800 and 24900 or 25000, one semester of an acceptable science sequence, ENGL 12000 and declaration of a psychology major are the minimum prerequisite for all courses above PSYCH 25000. (Students falling under the previous curriculum need not fulfill the science prerequisite.)
    prereq: ENGL 12000 with a minimum grade of C; one sem. acceptable lab science sequence with a passing grade; PSYCH 24800 with a minimum grade of C prereq or coreq: Writing Intensive
    6 hrs (2 lec, 4 lab) 4 cr.

  
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    PSYCH 29500 - Special Topics in Psychology II


    GER 3/B
    Readings and discussion on a selected problem or topic area. Topics will vary from semester to semester.
    PSYCH 24800 and 24900 or 25000, one semester of an acceptable science sequence, ENGL 12000 and declaration of a psychology major are the minimum prerequisite for all courses above PSYCH 25000. (Students falling under the previous curriculum need not fulfill the science prerequisite.)
    prereq: ENGL 12000, PSYC 24900 or 25000 or perm instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 30000 - Physiological Psychology (B)


    GER 3/B
    Neural and endocrine mechanisms involved in learning, emotion, perception and other psychological processes.
    PSYCH 24800 and 24900 or 25000, one semester of an acceptable science sequence, ENGL 12000 and declaration of a psychology major are the minimum prerequisite for all courses above PSYCH 25000. (Students falling under the previous curriculum need not fulfill the science prerequisite.)
    prereq: ENGL 12000. PSYCH 24900 or 25000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    PSYCH 30100 - Sensation and Perception (B; C)


    GER 3/B
    Open to declared majors only. Methods, theories and empirical data relating to stimulus detection, encoding and perception as a function of variables including current stimuli and past history.

     
    PSYCH 24800 and 24900 or 25000, one semester of an acceptable science sequence, ENGL 12000 and declaration of a psychology major are the minimum prerequisite for all courses above PSYCH 25000. (Students falling under the previous curriculum need not fulfill the science prerequisite.)

    prereq: ENGL 12000. PSYCH 24900 or 25000

    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    PSYCH 30600 - Seminar in Psychological Services I (A)


    Open to declared majors only. An integration of personality and abnormal psychology, the helping process and the role of the helper. Seminar and one day per week placement in mental health/community service setting.

     
    PSYCH 24800 and 24900 or 25000, one semester of an acceptable science sequence, ENGL 12000 and declaration of a psychology major are the minimum prerequisite for all courses above PSYCH 25000. (Students falling under the previous curriculum need not fulfill the science prerequisite.)

    prereq: ENGL 12000. PSYCH 2200 or 32300, PSYCH 24900 or 25000, perm instr.
    8 hrs 4 cr.

  
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    PSYCH 30700 - Seminar in Psychological Services II (A)


    Integration of personality and abnormal psychology. Seminar and one day per week placement in mental health/community service setting.

     
    PSYCH 24800 and 24900 or 25000, one semester of an acceptable science sequence, ENGL 12000 and declaration of a psychology major are the minimum prerequisite for all courses above PSYCH 25000. (Students falling under the previous curriculum need not fulfill the science prerequisite.)

    prereq: ENGL 12000, PSYCH 30600, perm instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    PSYCH 30900 - Sex and Behavior (B; D/S)


    GER 3/B PD/C
    Research and attitudes about sex-related behavior in human and nonhuman animals emphasizing evolutionary and neuroendoinological processes and social-psychological processes; male-female differences and similarities, therapeutic strategy in sex-behavior pathology and sexual behavior and the law.

     
    PSYCH 24800 and 24900 or 25000, one semester of an acceptable science sequence, ENGL 12000 and declaration of a psychology major are the minimum prerequisite for all courses above PSYCH 25000. (Students falling under the previous curriculum need not fulfill the science prerequisite.)

    prereq: ENGL 12000. PSYCH 24900 or 25000
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    PSYCH 31000 - Research Methods and Special Problems in Developmental Psychology (C; D/S)


    GER 3/B
    Open to declared majors only. Theory and research in selected areas of developmental psychology.

     
    PSYCH 24800 and 24900 or 25000, one semester of an acceptable science sequence, ENGL 12000 and declaration of a psychology major are the minimum prerequisite for all courses above PSYCH 25000. (Students falling under the previous curriculum need not fulfill the science prerequisite.)

    prereq: ENGL 12000. PSYCH 15000 or 21000, PSYCH 24900 or 25000, perm instr.

    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    PSYCH 31500 - Psychological Study of Adult Development (D/S)


    GER 3/B
    Open to declared majors only. Theories and research concerning the personal and social development of men and women in adulthood; ongoing changes with age related to physical growth and decline, including marital, parental and interpersonal relationships, occupational roles, leisure activities, disability and approaching death.

     
    PSYCH 24800 and 24900 or 25000, one semester of an acceptable science sequence, ENGL 12000 and declaration of a psychology major are the minimum prerequisite for all courses above PSYCH 25000. (Students falling under the previous curriculum need not fulfill the science prerequisite.)

    prereq: ENGL 12000. PSYCH 15000 or 21000, PSYCH 24900 or 25000

    3 hrs 3 cr.

 

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