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PEA312 PEA312 Family and Youth Ministry

This course provides students with the necessary insights and skills to develop and facilitate a ministry with and for youth and families in a congregation. A relational approach to youth and family ministry emphasizes the need for peer and family support. Philosophical and practical aspects are emphasized to help students understand youth and family ministry as an integral part of the congregations� mission. A discussion of related subjects, resources and literature is included.

PEA316 PEA316 Leadership I

This course presents a systematic study of the principles of administration for effective servant leadership. The foundations, role and functions of effective Christian team leadership will be discussed and practiced.

PEA317 PEA317 Outdoor Ministry

This course explores ministry in the outdoors setting. Participants will learn about utilization of outdoor sites and activities as ministry. Time is spent in learning how experiential learning can be incorporated into the study of the faith. Participants will also learn retreat planning.

PEA366 PEA366 Parish Education I

Through class discussion, readings, presentation and involvement in Christian education agencies in a local congregation, students grow in understanding the purpose and function of life-long parish educational ministries. Various approaches to religious and Christian education will be studied with particular application to the Lutheran setting. Students are expected to do field work in a local congregation and teach in one education agency at the fieldwork site throughout the semester.

PEA367 PEA367 Parish Education II

Students observe and participate in a broad range of educational, youth, music, family, adult and children�s activities in an assigned local parish while having opportunity to explore the theory and literature of the field. Students are expected to develop knowledge and skills to develop as an educational leader. This course will introduce various models for the delivery of Christian education in the parish community. Participants will explore teaching the faith, utilizing Scripture and

PEA371 PEA371 Distance: Leadership I

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PEA372 PEA372 Colloquy:Family&Youth Ministry

This course provides students with the necessary insights and skills to develop and facilitate a ministry with and for youth and families in a congregation. A relational approach to youth and family ministry emphasizes the need for peer and family support. Philosophical and practical aspects are emphasized to help students understand youth and family ministry as an integral part of the congregations� mission. A discussion of related subjects, resources and literature is included. (Prerequisite:

PEA376 PEA376 Colloquy: Leadership I

This course presents a systematic study of the principles of administration for effective servant leadership. The foundations, role and functions of effective Christian team leadership will be discussed and practiced. (Prerequisite: acceptance into the DCE Colloquy program)

PEA377 PEA377 Colloquy:Parish Education

The distance specialist student working in the local parish will have the opportunity to explore the theory and literature of the field of religious education as applied in the parish setting. Participants are expected to acquire deeper knowledge and skills in order to develop as an educational leader. This course will introduce various models for the delivery of Christian education in the parish community. Participants will explore teaching the faith, utilizing Scripture and Luther�s Small

PEA401 PEA401 Teaching Faith Across Lifespan

This course will provide a study of teaching the faith throughout the ages with particular attention to principles of Biblical interpretation from a Lutheran perspective. The participant will work toward a definition of Lutheran teaching that will incorporate an understanding of educational theory and practice, utilize tools and skills needed for appropriate Biblical study and teaching within a Lutheran framework. Work will involve displaying an understanding of the relationship between

PEA410 PEA410 Teach Faith Across Life Span

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PEA411 PEA411 Leadership II

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PEA416 PEA416 Leadership II

This course provides students with a leadership style for working with volunteer groups. Analyzing, administering and implementing part-time educational agencies through congregational objectives are emphasized. Recruitment and training of teachers plus a review of models for parish educational agencies are included. A major �research to action� project and presentation are required.

PEA418 PEA418 Adult ED and Faith Formation

An overview of adult learning theory and development, psychological and spiritual perspectives of the adult learner, educational and formational implications of the adult system, teaching strategies and program development along with various aspects of spiritual direction will be explored. Appropriate roles of leaders in adult education and methods used with adults are analyzed. A planning process for creating, developing, implementing and evaluating adult education programs in the

PEA471 PEA471 Colloquy:Teach Faith-Life Span

This course will provide a study of teaching the faith throughout the ages with particular attention to principles of Biblical interpretation from a Lutheran perspective. The participant will work toward a definition of Lutheran teaching that will incorporate an understanding of educational theory and practice, utilize tools and skills needed for appropriate Biblical study and teaching within a Lutheran framework. Work will involve displaying an understanding of the relationship between

PEA476 PEA476 Colloquy: Leadership II

This course provides students with a leadership style for working with volunteer groups. Analyzing, administering, and implementing part-time educational agencies through congregational objectives are emphasized. Recruitment and training of teachers plus a review of models for parish educational agencies are included. A major �research to action� project and presentation are required. (Prerequisite: acceptance into the DCE Colloquy program)

PEA488 PEA488 Independent Study

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PEA510 PEA510 Tchg Faith Across Lifespan

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PEA512 PEA512 Volunteer Management

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PEA513 PEA513 Ministry Teams in the Parish

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PEA515 PEA515 Teaching Faith Lifespan

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PEA520 PEA520 Leadership

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PEA521 PEA521 Strategic Plan/Leadership

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PEA530 PEA530 Youth & Family Ministry

This course provides students with the necessary insights and skills to develop and facilitate a ministry with and for youth and families in a congregation. A relational approach to youth and family ministry emphasizes the need for peer and family support. Theological and practical aspects are emphasized to help students understand youth and family ministry as an integral part of the congregation�s mission. A discussion of related subjects, resources and literature is included.

PEA550 PEA550 Youth & Family Ministry

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PEA571 PEA571 Colloquy:Teach Faith-Life Span

This course will provide a study of teaching the faith throughout the ages with particular attention to principles of Biblical interpretation from a Lutheran perspective. The participant will work toward a definition of Lutheran teaching that will incorporate an understanding of educational theory and practice, utilize tools and skills needed for appropriate Biblical study and teaching within a Lutheran framework. Work will involve displaying an understanding of the relationship between

PEA576 PEA576 Colloquy: Leadership II

This course provides students with a leadership style for working with volunteer groups. Analyzing, administering, and implementing part-time educational agencies through congregational objectives are emphasized. Recruitment and training of teachers plus a review of models for parish educational agencies are included. A major �research to action� project and presentation are required. (Prerequisite: acceptance into the DCE Colloquy program)

PHI-341 Major Systems of Philosophy

A selective historical survey of the principal areas of inquiry, key figures, major issues and tentative resolutions and the central themes prevailing in western philosophy during the ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary periods. The course is based on readings from primary sources and supplementary lectures and discussions.

PHI-342 Athens & Jerusalem: Phil & Chr

A selective historical survey of the principal areas of inquiry, key figures, major issues, and central themes commonly addressed by western philosophy and Christian theology during the ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary periods. Among the topics that may be considered are the relationship of faith and reason; truth; nature and grace; the classical arguments for the existence of God; evil; the philosophical and theological virtues; and religious language. The course is based on

PHS-111 Principles of Physics

This is a course for those who have not taken physics in high school. The concepts of mechanics, matter, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, light, and atomic and nuclear physics are considered. These major concepts of physics are examined by discussion, demonstration, use of current literature and the Internet, and hands-on-activities. Students make use of the computer as a tutorial aid, use a great variety of laboratory equipment (including sensors along with the computer) to procure and

PHS-112 General Physics I (Trig Based)

This algebraic-based course deals with the areas of mechanics and mechanical waves. Physics concepts related to mechanics and mechanical waves are developed mathematically, applied to practical situations, and measured and analyzed in the laboratory setting. Students make use of the computer as a tutorial aid, use a great variety of laboratory equipment (including sensors along with the computer) to procure and analyze data, and use selected software to demonstrate physics concepts and model

PHS-113 General Physics II-Trig Based

This algebra/trigonometry-based course deals with the areas of electricity, magnetism, light, optics, and modern physics. Physics' concepts related to these topics are presented, applied to practical situations, and measured and analyzed in the laboratory setting. Students make use of the computer as a tutorial aid, use a great variety of laboratory equipment (including sensors along with the computer) to procure and analyze data, and use selected software to demonstrate physics' concepts and

PHS-221 General Physics I (Calc Based)

This calculus-based course deals with the areas of mechanics, thermodynamics, and wave motion. Physics' concepts related to these topics are presented, applied to practical situations, and measured and analyzed in the laboratory setting. Students make use of the computer as a tutorial aid, use a great variety of laboratory equipment (including sensors along with the computer) to procure and analyze data, and use selected software to demonstrate physics' concepts and model practical

PHS-222 General Physics II-Calc Based

This calculus-based course deals with the areas of electricity and magnetism, light and optics and modern physics. Physics' concepts related to these topics are presented, applied to practical situations, and measured and analyzed in the laboratory setting. Students make use of the computer as a tutorial aid, use a great variety of laboratory equipment (including sensors along with the computer) to procure and analyze data, and use selected software to demonstrate physics' concepts and model

PHS323 PHS323 General Physics III

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PHS-488 Physics Independent Study

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PMP-110 Agile Fundamentals

This three day comprehensive course builds your knowledge and skills in the agile approach to defining, estimating, and prioritizing requirements. Using Scrum as a reference, you will learn how to build a Product Backlog, estimate sprints, write user stories, use burndown charts, and complete reviews and retrospectives. You will learn techniques for building and managing a Product Backlog of user stories, and techniques for prioritizing requirements for releases and iterations. The techniques

PMP-125 Facilitation Skills

An effective facilitator empowers the group to capitalize upon their own latent capabilities and knowledge in the search for optimum solutions and consensus. The facilitator's ability to control the workshop to achieve its objectives is key to the success of this method. This course equips attendees with a structured approach to the planning, conduct and follow-up of facilitated workshops. Several facilitation techniques and processes are taught, and guidelines provided on why, when and how to

PMP-380 Project Mgmt Exam Prep

This intense 3-day examination preparation workshop is designed to prepare students for the Project Management Institute�s (PMI)� Project Management Professional (PMP)� examination. Students learn test-taking tips and strategies and get hands-on experience with the tools and techniques they need to understand for the test. Discussion of the extensive materials covering all of the concepts and best practices in project management get reinforced through individual work, group exercises, and

PMP-400 Project Management Intensive

It begins with 2 days of practical application of the methods and techniques that project managers use to effectively initiate, plan, execute, control and close projects. The next 3 days include intense preparation for the PMP� examination. Students learn test-taking tips and strategies and get hands-on experience with the tools and techniques they need to understand for the test. Discussion of the extensive materials covering all of the concepts and best practices in project management get

PMP-500 Project Mgmt Intensive'

It begins with 2 days of practical application of the methods and techniques that project managers use to effectively initiate, plan, execute, control and close projects. The next 3 days include intense preparation for the PMP� examination. Students learn test-taking tips and strategies and get hands-on experience with the tools and techniques they need to understand for the test. Discussion of the extensive materials covering all of the concepts and best practices in project management get

PMP-510 Agile Fundamantals

This three day comprehensive course builds your knowledge and skills in the agile approach to defining, estimating, and prioritizing requirements. Using Scrum as a reference, you will learn how to build a Product Backlog, estimate sprints, write user stories, use burndown charts, and complete reviews and retrospectives. You will learn techniques for building and managing a Product Backlog of user stories, and techniques for prioritizing requirements for releases and iterations. The techniques

PMP-525 Facilitation Skills

An effective facilitator empowers the group to capitalize upon their own latent capabilities and knowledge in the search for optimum solutions and consensus. The facilitator's ability to control the workshop to achieve its objectives is key to the success of this method. This course equips attendees with a structured approach to the planning, conduct and follow-up of facilitated workshops. Several facilitation techniques and processes are taught, and guidelines provided on why, when and how to

PMP-580 PMP Certification Prep

This intense 3-day examination preparation workshop is designed to prepare students for the Project Management Institute�s (PMI)� Project Management Professional (PMP)� examination. Students learn test-taking tips and strategies and get hands-on experience with the tools and techniques they need to understand for the test. Discussion of the extensive materials covering all of the concepts and best practices in project management get reinforced through individual work, group exercises, and

PMP600 PMP600 Project Management Intensive

Through lecture, exercises, and computer simulation students will learn basic through advanced tools and techniques for managing and leading a project. Participant teams will apply learning through a computer simulated real-life project and will experience the stages of their own team's development.

POL103 POL103 World Geography

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POL11X POL11X American Government

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POL-131 American Government

This course introduces the student to mechanics, institutions, problem and principles of American national government. It stresses the relationship of constitutional principles to American political practice. Emphasis is placed on change in the political environment and judicial interpretation of constitutional tenants as major factors in a viable and dynamic American political system. Racial and Ethnic minorities are also examined in this course.

POL13X POL13X World Geography

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POL200 POL200 Political Ldrshp & Public Pol

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POL-231 American Political Theory

A general introduction to U.S. political theory. Topics might include: peace, justice, civil liberties, war and violence, and utopian ideas. Readings will be drawn from a variety of time periods. Students will read a wide range of authors.

POL232 POL232 Comparative Gov. & Politics

An introduction to the development of political institutions and the current governmental systems in selected nations and areas of the world. Special emphasis will be devoted to the impact of institutional and cultural patterns upon human rights and the quality of life in those countries. Students will also learn to compare and contrast critical aspects of different governmental systems.

POL-241 Cont. World Problems:Glbl Pol.

Survey and examination of the current issues and problems around the world. Course will also discuss themes and approaches in the study of global politics. Students will specifically examine how the current global system is constructed and how nations interact. Topics include contemporary issues like globalization, trade, immigration, war and peace, arms control, terrorism, climate change, and global poverty.

POL-242 State & Local Government

State and local government is the primary contact a citizen has with government. In a creative learning experience students use Minnesota Legislature as their laboratory for learning and participating in the governmental process.

POL-250 Conventional Politics 2008

This course will help participants to understand what is happening during a political convention. Each day of the convention week the class will explore Conventional Politics and what it all means. The daily informal sessions will include speakers, presentations, and discussions.

POL321 POL321 Minnesota Politics

Examination of the political system and Constitution of the state of Minnesota. Focus will be on how the state developed, and how the political system currently operates.

POL-325 U. S. Business History

The course will primarily examine the role of business in the American economy from the colonial period to the present. The course will focus on the development of capitalism and the corporation, with an emphasis on the interaction between business firms and other institutions in American life�including labor unions and the government. Students will study business, labor, and other economic institutions starting in the 17th century and ending with the modern global corporation. Topics will

POL-331 The Constitution

Examination of American Constitutional developments and its history. Students will specifically study the major branches of government and their development. More specific topics would include: Bill of Rights, civil liberties. Judicial review, war powers, federalism, and the amendments.

POL-332 The Cold War: A Global Persp

This course examines the causes, actions, and results of a conflict between world's superpowers that shaped the direction of global affairs for more than forty years. The course will allow the students to view the Cold War through the eyes of the United States, the Soviet Union, their allies, and many other countries that served as proxies during this period. The international system will be emphasized.

POL-334 United States Foreign Policy

This course examines the goals and consequences of American foreign policy from the founding of the republic to the present day. Topics include commercial and territorial expansion, America's relationships with other states and nations, World Wars I and II, the Cold War, Vietnam, U.S. Imperialism, and the current conflicts over terrorism and natural resources. Special emphasis will be placed on how foreign policies are formulated. The perspectives of other peoples and nations will also be

POL-337 Parties, Campaigns, & Election

Analysis of party organizations, campaigns, and presidential and congressional elections in the United States. Attention will be given to state and local party structures and activities, third-party movements, and historical patterns of voting behavior.

POL-340 Slavery & Freedom the Americas

This course explores the history and demise of chattel slavery in the Americas by using a global approach to examine developments and conditions of slavery and emancipation in Latin America, the Caribbean region, and the United States. By comparing slavery in the U.S. to other slave systems the class will explore whether the legacy of race relations in the Southern U.S. was exceptional or typical. Topics will include: the Atlantic slave trade, slave life and slave culture, the expansion of

POL-341 Civil Rights Movement in U.S.

This course will explore the major campaigns, personalities, organizations, and guiding themes of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. This course will focus on the long civil rights movement; that portion of the struggle characterized by an organized mass movement(s) from World War II through the 1970s, highlighting the shift from protest to electoral politics. The class will place the civil rights movement within the context of American political, economic, and social

POL-345 Urban Studies

This course will examine a variety of contemporary urban/city issues, problems, and potential solutions. Social, cultural, economic, historical, and political topics will all be covered. The course will be an integral part of the Public Policy program. Specific topics will be listed in the class schedule.

POL-351 Themes in U.S. Politics

This class will explore a specific topic or theme selected by the instructor. The course will expand students� understanding and appreciation of Political Science, relevant American political issues, and the U.S. governmental system.

POL-353 Themes in Global Politics

This class will explore a specific topic or theme selected by the instructor. The course will expand students� understanding and appreciation of Political Science, relevant global political issues, and the International political system.

POL-390 Vietnam War

This course examines, from historical and political perspectives, the Vietnam War era. While an emphasis will be placed on America's role in the conflict; international geopolitical factors will also be investigated. Other topics might include the development of Vietnamese nationalism, the Cold War, French colonialism, Washington's initial commitment to Vietnam, the increase in American involvement from 1954-1965, the Gulf of Tonkin, the failure of military strategy, antiwar protests, the war's

POL-401 Rsrch & Writing in Pol. Scienc

This serves as research and writing capstone course for all students in the Political Science program. After reading other scholars' ideas and interpretations in various classes, students will now have the opportunity to research, analyze, and write their own original work of scholarship. Students will do original research projects using primary source materials (government documents, policy reports, newspapers, election data, personal correspondence, etc.), rather than scholarly articles or

POL-487 Rdngs Seminar: Tpcs in Pol Sci

Readings/Research Seminar in Political Science covering selected topics. This course will emphasize the use of scholarly and primary source materials, individual research, and student participation.

POL-488 Political Science Ind. Study

Independent Study provides a more flexible educational experience for the student as well as college credit for work done outside the classroom. These courses are designed and supervised by a faculty member.

POL489 POL489 Pol. Science Ind. Study

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POL-498 Internship or Service Learning

Students participate in an internship or perform a Service Learning project. These sites might include: legislature, government agencies, or other related fields of interest.

PSS400 PSS400 Intro to Pub Safety & Security

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PSS405 PSS405 Community Oriented Pub Safety

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PSS410 PSS410 Resource Synergy

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PSS415 PSS415 Working w/Fed & Local Gov

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PSS420 PSS420 Legal & Legislative Issues

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PSS425 PSS425 Risk Management

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PSS430 PSS430 Writing for Pub Safety & Sec

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PSS435 PSS435 Media Relations

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PSS440 PSS440 Organization & Administration

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PSS450 PSS450 Incident Management

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PSS460 PSS460 Contemporary Issues

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PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology

This course introduces the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Psychological, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic and social-cultural perspectives are explored. Topics such as scientific method, statistical reasoning, neuroscience, learning, cognitive processes, development, psychological adjustment, therapy, social psychology, diversity and community are studied.

PSY-190 Psychology & Human Services

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PSY20X PSY20X General Psychology

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PSY-210 Child Psychology and Dev

A broad sketch of human growth and development is provided from the prenatal stages to the adolescent years. Developmental processes are studied from both a biological and social-cultural perspective to understand physical and perceptual development, cognition and language, personality and social development. Child studies of children at the students� projected levels of teacher certification are required. (Prerequisite: PSY101)

PSY-215 Child & Ad Dev Psy for K-12 Ed

This course will provide K through 12 educators an understanding of human growth and development from the prenatal stages through adolescence. Developmental processes are studied from both a biological and social-cultural perspective to understand physical and perceptual development, cognition and language, personality and social development. Child studies, examining various aspects of child and adolescent development, are required. (Prerequisite: PSY101)

PSY21X PSY21X Introduction to Counseling

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PSY-220 Adolescent Psychology

This course examines developmental phenomena of adolescence, its physiological, emotional, cognitive, parent-child, social, vocational and religious dimensions, with opportunity for personal exposure to youth's needs and interacting societal institutions. (Prerequisite: PSY101)

PSY22X PSY22X Survey of Child Psychology

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PSY-230 Lifespan Developmental Psy

This course is a scientific study of development from prenatal life through late adulthood, with emphasis on the interplay of psychological processes, heredity and environment. This chronological review addresses physical, cognitive, social and emotional changes across the lifespan. Students observe children in the campus Early Childhood Center or in a similar setting off campus. Prerequisites: PSY 101.

PSY23X PSY23X Adolescent Psychology

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PSY-240 Psychology and Family on Video

This course uses video as its medium to investigate a broad range of themes, concepts and ideas found in the fields of psychology, family studies and communication. (Prerequisite: PSY101)

PSY24X PSY24X Child Psychology

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PSY250 PSY250 Statistics for the Soc. Scienc

The course covers fundamental statistical principles used to analyze social science data. Topics covered include distributions, probability, measures of variance and central tendency, correlations, regression, and inferential statistics.

PSY25X PSY25X Professional Development

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PSY26X PSY26X Abnormal Psychology

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PSY-270 Psychology of Stress

This course will enhance students� understanding of the complex nature of stress. On an academic level, students will learn about the prevalence of stress in modern American society, the causes of stress, the mind-body connections with stress, and the numerous positive and negative effects that result from it. Additionally, on a practical level, students will engage in self-assessment and reflection about the stress experienced in their own lives, will learn and practice a variety of stress

PSY-300 Cognition, Learn & Memory

This course introduces students to important insights and theoretical principles of modern cognitive science. Students study human cognition, perception and attention, memory, knowledge representation, language, reasoning, problem solving, cognitive development, creativity, learning, and individual differences in cognition. (Prerequisite: PSY101)

PSY-303 Topics in Human Development

This course looks at the cognitive, social, and emotional changes that occur over a human lifespan. Developmental characteristics of infancy, childhood, adolescents, and adulthood are examined. The influences of heredity and environment at each stage are considered.

PSY30X PSY30X Topics in Human Development

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PSY-310 Physiological Psychology

This course will provide a comprehensive understanding of brain and nervous system physiology. The focus will be on how the nervous system governs behavioral and cognitive processes. Functional and dysfunctional physiology and what this tells us about maladaptive behaviors will also be discussed. (Prerequisite: PSY101)

PSY-320 Sensation and Perception

Sensing and perceiving the world involves an interaction between our bodies and minds. This course explores the neuroscience and psychological principles underlying human perceptual abilities. Students will encounter different theoretical approaches to the study of this question, as well as a variety of methodological techniques. Topics to be covered include the biological basis of vision, the perception of pattern, color, depth, and spatial layout. The senses of hearing, touch, smell, and

PSY-330 Introduction to Counseling

Basic theory, principles, and techniques of counseling and its application to counseling settings are explored. In addition, students develop counseling skills in the following three theoretical areas: person-centered therapy, behavioral contracting, and reality therapy. The student becomes both teacher and subject in experiential laboratory sessions. (Prerequisite: 8 credits of psychology)

PSY-331 Group Counseling & Therapy

This course is designed to provide students preparing to enter a helping profession with an understanding of group theory, and understanding of the types of groups used in group counseling or group therapy, and the experience of being a member and co-leader in a counseling group. Emphasis is placed on methods, problems, and leadership skills in working with a group. In addition to group processes this course also focuses on professional and ethical responsibilities, assessment, treatment

PSY-332 Intro to Alcohol/Drug Studies

This course is an overview of the transdisciplinary foundations of alcohol and drug counseling, including theories of chemical dependency, the continuum of care, and the process of change. Topics that will be covered include: the pharmacology of substance abuse disorders and the dynamics of addiction, medication-assisted therapy, screening, intake, orientation, case management, client education reports and record keeping, and consultation with other professionals regarding client treatment and

PSY-333 Cult Competency/Chem Depend

This course offers in-depth analysis of cultural issues within the field of chemical dependency. It will explore themes of specific subgroups which Minnesota guidelines have identified as critical for chemical dependency treatment professionals: Native American Issues, Asian American Issues, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Issues, Chicano/Latino Issues, Disability Issues, African-American Issues. There will be an overview of alcohol and drug counseling focusing on the transdisciplinary foundations of

PSY-340 Intro to Industrial/Org. Psych

Applications of psychology to business and industry: employee selection, performance appraisal, training, leadership, motivation, work environment, job design, safety, and work stress. (Prerequisite: PSY101)

PSY-350 Forensic Psychology

This course will cover a broad range of topics in the field of Forensic Psychology. Psychology of police selection, procedures, and their investigations are examined. The psychology of deception, eyewitness testimony, child victims and witnesses will be covered. Also included in the course is the psychology of jury selection and behavior. Finally, the role of mental illness and psychopathy in deviant behavior is studied.

PSY-360 Abnormal Psychology

An introduction to the study of abnormal psychology. The course covers a wide range of behaviors that are distressing to a person or society or which are otherwise identified as abnormal. A comprehensive review of the etiologies of psychological disorders, discussion of available treatments and a focus on the effects that mental illness has on the individual, the family system, and society are included. Current controversies in the field are identified. (Prerequisite: PSY101)

PSY-361 Introduction to Addictions

This course is designed to facilitate awareness of addictions including alcohol and drug abuse. Various types of addictions will be explored. Students will be introduced to treatment and prevention approaches appropriate to each addiction. An emphasis will be placed on understanding addictions in a sociocultural context. Case studies, class lectures, and on-line follow-up will assist students understanding rehabilitation approaches to addiction.

PSY-370 Intro to Personality Theories

This course introduces the student to a variety of personality theories including psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic and trait and type theories. Issues in personality measurement and assessment techniques are also presented and discussed. (Prerequisite: PSY101)

PSY-380 Research Meth/Stats Appl

This course covers a variety of research strategies for studying psychological phenomena. Students will conduct studies using different research methodologies and will gain experience in analyzing data and writing research reports. Descriptive Statistics, measures of central tendency, correlation, multiple regression, inferential statistics, chi-square, t-tests, analysis of variance, hypothesis testing with application to research methodologies will be taught. (Prerequisites: PSY101, MAT110)

PSY-381 Psychology Research Seminar

This course is designed for advanced psychology students who have designed and implemented research projects as part of PSY380, Research Methods with Statistical Applications. Through individual faculty mentoring, students will complete projects and prepare them for presentation and/or publication. (Prerequisites: PSY101 and PSY380)

PSY390 PSY390 Psychology Research Seminar

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PSY470 PSY470 Intro to Personality Theories

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PSY480 PSY480 Professional Psychology

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PSY-488 Psychology Independent Study

With the help of an instructor, students design their own learning activities, which may include readings, independent research, projects, and papers. (Prerequisite: PSY101)

PSY-490 Seminar on Psychological Topic

This course offers in-depth analysis of a selected topic in psychology such as intelligence, creativity, brain chemistry, cross-cultural psychology, group counseling and processes, advanced counseling, history and systems of psychology, psychology of religion, psychology of gender, forensic psychology, psychological testing, behavior modification, cognitive psychology and biofeedback in a seminar setting. Content determined by the needs of students and interest of psychology faculty.

PSY-491 Preparing for Graduate School

This course prepares students to enter graduate or professional school following graduation. In this course, students will identify strategies for preparing and taking the Graduate Record Examination, request letters of recommendation, complete application forms, and submit them to graduate or professional schools of their choice.

PSY492 PSY492 Prep Enter the Psy Work Force

This course prepares students to enter the world of work in the field of psychology and human services at the bachelor�s degree level. In this course, students will develop a resume, complete a professional portfolio, identify job search strategies, practice interviewing skills, and develop skills in using the internet for career information and job search.

PSY-498 Psychology Internship

This internship provides the student with an in-depth field experience in a work setting that provides services that are psychological in nature. The student learns to apply psychological theories and principles. The student in conjunction with the academic advisor selects an appropriate internship site which meets the needs and vocational interests of the student.

PSY-499 Senior Outcomes

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PSY530 PSY530 Introduction to Counseling

Basic theory, principles, and techniques of counseling and its application to counseling settings are explored. In addition, students develop counseling skills in the following three theoretical areas: person-centered therapy, behavioral contracting, and reality therapy. The student becomes both teacher and subject in experiential laboratory sessions. Graduate students will be required to complete a related research study. (Prerequisite: 8 credits of psychology)

PSY64X PSY64X Child Psychology

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PUB-400 Returning Student Seminar

This course covers areas critical to learner success including goal-setting, library resources, writing, personal life balance, and basic computer literacy. This course models the collaborative learning and self-direction of the program, preparing students to make the most of their degree program.

PUB-401 Intro Pub Safety/Sec Studies

This course applies successful concepts of community and problem oriented policing to other areas of service provided to communities. Research and trends of community-oriented paradigms are explored as students share models they have experience with, as well as exploring innovative programs elsewhere. The emphasis of this course is bringing together individual, public and private resources to collaboratively respond to public safety & security issues.

PUB-410 Systems Thinking/Pub Safety

Given the dynamic complexity of organizations, it is vital that professionals have an understanding of how organizations and systems interact. This course provides the skills to diagnose interactions and engage in finding solutions to problems using systems thinking. `Systems thinking� serves as one of the threads of continuity running throughout this degree program

PUB-415 Biblical Christianity

Students study selected Old and New Testament texts and explore the historical Biblical perspective of Christianity in the context of grace and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Students learn how religious issues have been addressed and incorporated in different eras of history. Students learn how Christianity has shaped elements of culture and organizational life, how Biblical principles can shape individuals for strong leadership roles, and how to better understand Christians in the workplace

PUB-420 Homeland Security Resources

An in-depth exploration of how different resources interact and complement each another, including fire, police, emergency medical, emergency management, military, community and private resources. The unique resources of each are explored, as is how they can best work together for maximum efficiency.

PUB-425 Working w/Fed & Local Gov

Explains the Federal Emergency Management Agency, its resources and processes for obtaining a disaster declaration and making applications for government aid, as well as opportunities and expectations of local and private entities.

PUB-430 Legal and Legislative Issues

Provides an understanding of what law affects public safety & security professionals and how to find it. This course will examine constitutional, administrative, civil and criminal law issues impacting professionals working in the public safety & security fields.

PUB-433 Risk Mgmt Safety & Security

This course provides insight into risk assessment and mitigation from both a private and public perspective. Students will explore methods by which professionals analyze and respond to risk in order to protect assets (be they public or private) while insuring a safe environment for employees and those people working, traveling and living in the community

PUB-435 Philosophy of Values & Ethics

Students examine the issues of accountability in government and business regarding human rights and ethics through readings, classroom discussion and debates. Exploring both ethical theory and personal values, students develop a system for making ethical decisions on their personal, public and work lives.

PUB-440 Info Literacy/Pub Safety/Secur

This course teaches students to identify issues; know and access databases; discern what is legitimate information; manage the data, and present information in an articulate, professional manner in APA style.

PUB-445 Media Relations & Politics

This class explores the role of the media as it affects the public safety & security fields. In this class students will learn how best to interact with the media, as well as how to write press releases, organize news conferences, and submit informational articles for publication. The role of information officers and spokespeople will be explored

PUB-450 Org/Adm of Public Safety,

This course is a scholarly consideration of the concepts, principles and analytical tools for effectively administering public safety & security services. Students will examine the critical application of strategic management skills in operational environments that are ever-changing, under intensive scrutiny by the public and media, while being limited by legal, financial and political constraints.

PUB-455 Incident Management

This course provides a model for incident management that will apply to a range of operations from department organization to disaster response. It is based on nationally recognized incident management and command models that have brought order to even the most catastrophic events

PUB-460 Contemporary Issues

Updates on timely issues including terrorism, severe weather, bio-hazard releases, and SARA Title III requirements.

PUB-470 Public Safety/Security Well

The nature of public safety & security exposes the care givers and those being cared for to unique stress. This course examines stress from the perspective of the individual, helping them develop a strategy to prepare for, identify and respond to stress. This course also explores what is expected of supervisors, managers and administrators when dealing with stress impacting subordinates, as well as stress experienced by victims of emergencies and disasters.

PUB-490 Portfolio and Synthesis

This final course is designed to help learners reflect on all they have done during this degree program. Students will synthesize all they have learned. Preparation of a professional & educational portfolio or e-folio will cap the learning experience

PUL-220 Epidemiological Foundations Available online

This course is designed to provide students with a historical background in epidemiological studies. The course is also designed to expose students to the principles and concepts necessary for understanding the basics of epidemiological activity and classical epidemiological investigations. By applying knowledge from a range of disciplines, epidemiologists are able to more adequately study disease, wellness and other health-related events in populations. The ultimate goal of this course is to

PUL-301 Principles of Healthcare Syst. Available online

The objective of this course is to provide the students with a basic understanding of the healthcare system. As the participants progress through the course they will build their healthcare vocabulary, strengthen their understanding of healthcare concepts and have the opportunity to experience healthcare decision making through the evaluation of case scenarios.

PUL-322 Compliance & Regulatory Req. Available online

The focus of this course is to examine the role law plays in the everyday operation of our health care system from the management perspective. Key topics will include: The Affordable Care Act of 2010, Corporate Compliance and Integrity, Fraud and Abuse, health care laws, and health care regulatory agencies. Laws and bills related to health care in the State of Minnesota will be examined and followed.

PUL-329 Advances in Pharmacology Available online

This course is designed to help broaden the health care professional's knowledge of pharmacology. Topics include types and effects of drugs, including diagnostic imaging contrast media. Pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of drugs commonly used in ancillary health care are presented. Students taking this course will also study the most recent FDA approved medications and understand the current state of respiratory care practice in today's health care environment.

PUL-330 Multi-Specialties in Resp. Thr Available online

This course outlines the diverse disciplines in the Respiratory Therapy profession ranging from acute care to chronic management. It gives Respiratory Therapists the opportunity to develop more understanding of professional diversification of other specialties in their field, including Sleep Medicine, neo-Peds, Specialization, Flight Medicine, Home Care, and others. This seven week extensive course will identify the needs, demand and unique requirements for each specific specialization.

PUL-331 Adv. in Critical Care Monitor Available online

This course focuses on the advanced medical and respiratory care needed for the critically ill adult patients. Among the topics covered are cardiopulmonary assessment of trauma, postsurgical, cardiac and renal patients. The course will also provide instruction in advanced cardiac life-support.

PUL-332 Adv. Cardiopulmonary Sciences Available online

This course provides students with techniques and methods used to analyze and evaluate the health status of critically ill patients. This course has an emphasis on the respiratory, cardiovascular and renal systems and is beneficial for students who work within a critical care facility.

PUL-342 Healthcare Info. Systems Available online

This course examines the intricate interlocking healthcare technology systems from patient self-service to data entry by the practitioner. Additionally, students will explore security, legal and ethical implications associated with electronic healthcare systems. Finally, students will learn about enterprise healthcareinformation and management systems that contribute to ensuring quality patient care.

PUL-400 Health Psychology Available online

This class is designed to help students learn those skills necessary in forging a bridge between the client-learner�s thoughts, feelings and actions by integrating thought and behavior into one synergistic approach to the delivery of health education that can accommodate the whole person. Cognitive techniques, such as lecture discussion, readings, presentations, collection of data and specific planning combined with the behavioral components of emotion and action will help in bringing about

PUL415 PUL415 Biblical Christianity

The question, �What is religious thought?� will be explored in the light of American culture. Students wrestle with basic questions of life, such as �What is the meaning of life?� World religions are discussed from the perspective ofa Christian belief system. This course satisfies a general education requirement.

PUL-435 Ethics & Decision Making Available online

This is a foundational course in ethics for individuals pursuing vocations of service in health care. Students will have a greater understanding of the ethical principles that are applied to the delivery of health care services and the processes for making sound ethical decisions. Students will develop models of decision making that are consistent with core personal values as well as the ethical standards of their professions. Motivations for ethical healthcare decisions will be evaluated.

PUL-490 Senior Seminar Available online

This course provides the foundation for the research project. The students will engage in a literature survey of research in the instructor's area of expertise and develop a research proposal consisting of a research hypothesis, a rationale for the work and experimental design.

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