Nov 15, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


This section of the Catalog includes course descriptions, listed alphabetically by discipline. The descriptions provide information on course numbers, titles, the level of instruction, credit, course sequence, content, and prerequisites as shown in the following example:

CHE 2100 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry
Credits: 5
Prerequisite: CHE 1100
Description: A study of the elements of organic and biological chemistry. This course satisfies requirements for nursing programs and other fields requiring a survey of organic and biological chemistry.

The first two to four letters, called the course subject code, represent the area of study or discipline, e.g., CHE represents chemistry. The course number follows the course subject code, e.g., 2100. The first digit in a four-digit course number designates the level of instruction. Only courses numbered 1000 or above will be included in credits toward a degree. Courses with numbers up to and including 1999 are primarily for freshmen, 2000 through 2999 primarily for sophomores, 3000 through 3999 primarily for juniors, and 4000 through 4999 primarily for seniors. In general, students should not take courses above the level of their class (based upon semester hours earned), but they may do so at one level above if they have the specified prerequisites. In special cases, students may be permitted to take courses more than one level above that designated for their class if they obtain the permission of their advisor and of the faculty member teaching the course and if they meet the prerequisite requirements. Course descriptions provide a summary of the content of the course. If a prerequisite must be met before a student can register for a course, this information is listed above the course description. Attributes, such as Multicultural, General Studies, or Guaranteed Transfer, are listed after the course description. A list of courses being offered in a given semester, instructors, class meeting times, and locations is described in the Class Schedule located on the Office of the Registrar’s website, msudenver.edu/registrar/classschedules.

Types of Courses

  • Regular courses appear in this section of the University Catalog and are offered on a regular basis.
  • Independent study courses provide students the opportunity to pursue in-depth study of a topic of special interest. Independent study courses are specified as 498_ and include an alpha character in the course number. Independent study courses are published in the Class Schedule.
  • Special topics or omnibus courses are temporary courses that are not listed in the Catalog. They may be used to pilot-test a course, present a special topic, or provide a unique, experiential-learning opportunity. Omnibus courses use a specified range of course numbers: 190_, 290_, 390_, 490_ and include an alpha character in the course number. Omnibus courses are published in the Class Schedule.
  • Variable topics courses allow courses of varying titles under an overall theme or “umbrella” course. Variable topic courses include an alpha character in the course number and are published in the Class Schedule.
 

Political Science

   •  PSC 3220 - Public Policy
   •  PSC 3230 - Environmental Politics
   •  PSC 3240 - Intergovernmental Relations
   •  PSC 3250 - Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation
   •  PSC 3260 - Politics of Budgeting
   •  PSC 3280 - Public Personnel Administration
   •  PSC 3300 - Land Use, Culture and Conflict
   •  PSC 3310 - American Foreign and Military Policy
   •  PSC 3320 - International Law
   •  PSC 3330 - International Organizations
   •  PSC 3340 - International Political Economy
   •  PSC 3350 - Global Issues Forum: Variable Topics
   •  PSC 3360 - Advanced Problems in International Relations
   •  PSC 3400 - Contemporary Africa
   •  PSC 3520 - American Political Thought
   •  PSC 3530 - Gender and Global Politics
   •  PSC 3540 - Women in the Developing World
   •  PSC 3600 - Comparative Politics Area Studies: Variable Topics
   •  PSC 3630 - Latin American Politics
   •  PSC 3670 - European Politics
   •  PSC 3800 - On Leaders and Leadership
   •  PSC 3910 - African Politics and Government
   •  PSC 3980 - Internship in Political Science
   •  PSC 4020 - Special Studies
   •  PSC 4100 - Legislative Internship
   •  PSC 4120 - Government Agency Internship
   •  PSC 4240 - Women and Violence

Professional Studies

   •  SPS 4500 - Teaching Assistantship in the College of Professional Studies

Psychology

   •  PSY 1001 - Introductory Psychology
   •  PSY 1800 - Developmental Educational Psychology
   •  PSY 2001 - Careers and Professional Development in Psychology
   •  PSY 2110 - Educational Psychology
   •  PSY 2120 - Brain and Behavior
   •  PSY 2150 - Positive Psychology
   •  PSY 2210 - Psychology of Human Development
   •  PSY 2240 - Parenting Techniques
   •  PSY 2270 - Death and Dying
   •  PSY 2310 - Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences for Non-Majors
   •  PSY 2330 - Statistics and Research Methods for the Social and Behavioral Sciences I
   •  PSY 2340 - Statistics and Research Methods for the Social and Behavioral Sciences II
   •  PSY 2410 - Social Psychology
   •  PSY 2850 - Psychology of Sexuality
   •  PSY 2950 - Contemporary Issues: Variable Topics
   •  PSY 3000 - Theories of Personality
   •  PSY 3030 - Multicultural Psychology
   •  PSY 3050 - Psychology of Gender
   •  PSY 3070 - Psychology of Sexual Orientation
   •  PSY 3170 - Social Justice: Self and Citizenship: A Service Learning Course
   •  PSY 3240 - Infancy
   •  PSY 3250 - Child Psychology
   •  PSY 3260 - Psychology of Adolescence
   •  PSY 3270 - Adulthood and Aging
   •  PSY 3280 - Developmental Research Methods
   •  PSY 3300 - Applications of Psychological Research Methods
   •  PSY 3320 - Advanced Psychological Research Methods
   •  PSY 3340 - Cognitive Development and Learning
   •  PSY 3350 - Psychology of Social Development
   •  PSY 3370 - Undergraduate Research Assistant
   •  PSY 3380 - Clinical Neuropsychology
   •  PSY 3390 - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Training
   •  PSY 3400 - Psychology of Exceptional Children
   •  PSY 3420 - Issues in Social-Personality Psychology: Variable Topics
   •  PSY 3440 - Cravings and Addictions
   •  PSY 3450 - Organizational Psychology
   •  PSY 3470 - Psychology of Violence and Aggression
   •  PSY 3500 - Research Issues: Variable Topics
   •  PSY 3540 - Cognitive Aging
   •  PSY 3560 - Psychopharmacology
   •  PSY 3620 - Abnormal Psychology
   •  PSY 3700 - Psychology of Group Prejudice
   •  PSY 3920 - Women’s Health Issues
   •  PSY 3970 - Practicum
   •  PSY 3980 - Internship in Psychology
   •  PSY 4100 - Introduction to Clinical Counseling Psychology
   •  PSY 4150 - Introduction to Psychological Assessment
   •  PSY 4160 - Human Trafficking
   •  PSY 4410 - Human Factors Engineering
   •  PSY 4450 - Advanced Statistics: SPSS
   •  PSY 4510 - History and Systems of Psychology
   •  PSY 4520 - Sensation and Perception
   •  PSY 4530 - Psychology of Learning
   •  PSY 4540 - Behavioral Neuroscience
   •  PSY 4570 - Cognitive Psychology
   •  PSY 4950 - Pro-seminar in Psychology: Variable Topics
   •  PSY 4960 - Senior Thesis in Human Development
   •  PSY 4970 - Psychology of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Reading

   •  RDG 1510 - Analytical Applications of Academic Reading, Critical Thinking, and Oral Communication
   •  RDG 3060 - Critical Reading/Thinking
   •  RDG 3110 - Foundations of Literacy Instruction in Grades P-6
   •  RDG 3111 - Emergent Literacy K-3
   •  RDG 3120 - Developing Print Literacy: Preschool-Grade 3
   •  RDG 3150 - Middle School Instructional Reading and Writing Strategies
   •  RDG 3222 - Teaching Elementary School Writing
   •  RDG 3280 - Teaching Content Literacy Skills
   •  RDG 3333 - Intermediate Literacy 4-6
   •  RDG 3335 - Field Experience: K-6 Literacy
   •  RDG 3530 - Foundations of Language and Literacy for English Language Learners in Elementary Classrooms
   •  RDG 4000 - Literacy Instruction in Grades K-6
   •  RDG 4222 - Perspectives on Literacy
   •  RDG 4250 - Literacy Assessment: Theory and Practice
 

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