Common Non-Business Electives
COSC 1010 - Object-Oriented Programming (4 credits)
Introduction to programming using Java. Also includes an introduction to computer
architecture, operating systems, and the object-oriented paradigm. Topics covered
within the Java language form a subset of those covered by the level A advanced placement
exam. No prior programming experience is assumed.
CRLS 1001 - Introduction to Criminology (3 credits)
Survey of recent trends in crime and delinquency. The nature of and societal reaction
to criminal behavior. Personal and social factors in crime causation. Critical analysis
of criminological theories as well as the operation of criminal justice agencies.
CRLS 2001 - Introduction to the Law (3 credits)
Legal concepts and classifications; legal philosophy, including the sources and nature
and functions of law; legal methods; legal research; legal ethics; basic processes
and judicial processes and procedures; the court system, state and federal.
PHIL 1000 - Logic (3 credits)
The goal of the course is to provide the student with an understanding of correct
reasoning as it is employed in ordinary discourse. To this end, the course will study
topics such as: terms and propositions, definition, opposition, induction and deduction,
reasoning and argumentation, fallacies in argument.
PSYC 1001 - General Psychology (3 credits)
Introduction to scientific psychology; biological bases of behavior; perception; principles
of learning; intelligence and personality testing; current theories of personality;
conflict, adjustment and mental health; interpersonal relations; social processes;
applications of psychological principles to human affairs. Three hours of classroom
instruction and one optional discussion hour for review of exams and special assistance
with selected areas of course content.
POSC 2201 - American Politics (3 credits)
Problems of organizing and using governmental power at the national level. The principles
of the U.S. Constitution, The Presidency, Congress and the federal judiciary. Public
opinion, elections, political parties and interest groups. Issues of public policy.
POSC 2401 - Comparative Politics (3 credits)
Types of government, ranging from democratic to totalitarian. The parliamentary alternative
to presidential democracy. Political modernization and revolution.
POSC 2601 - International Politics (3 credits)
Patterns of interaction among nations and subnational and supranational entities.
Cooperation and conflict. National interest, elements of power and war. Morality
and human rights issues; economic, environmental, and resource issues in world politics.
Recent developments and their impact.
POSC 2801 - Justice and Power (3 credits)
The debate between ancients and moderns about the fundamental elements of political
life; as seen in works by Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, and Hobbes.
SOCI 1001 - Principles of Sociology (3 credits)
An introductory survey of the discipline including social structures, social institutions,
social differentiation and stratification, social power, the processes of human interactions,
and methods of sociological investigation.
SOCI 2200 - The Family (3 credits)
The structure and function of family types including analysis of marital and parent-child
relationships. The relation of the family to other social institutions. Changing
patterns of relationships and structure in the family.
SOWJ 1001 - Introduction to Social Welfare and Justice (3 credits)
Introduction to social work, social welfare, victim services and justice, exploring
the ethics, values and goals of social welfare and justice. Examination of historical
and contemporary social problems and their relationship to social welfare policies,
social work and justice. Observational assignments and service learning link the experiential
to the theoretical.
If you wish to start a foreign language please enroll in one of the following classes.*
ARBC 1001- Elementary Arabic 1
CHNS 1001- Elementary Chinese 1
FREN 1001 - Elementary French 1
GRMN 1001- Elementary German 1
GREE 1001 - Elementary Greek 1
ITAL 1001 - Elementary Italian 1
LATN 1001 - Elementary Latin 1
SPAN 1001 - Elementary Spanish 1
*If you are continuing a language and would like to register for a class beyond level
1001, please visit the Department of Languages, Literaturs and Cultures for course placement.
The College of Business does not require that any foreign language be taken unless
you are an International Business major.