Jan 27, 2021  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions


 

Psychology

  
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    PSY 303 Counseling Psychology

    Course Credit: 1
    Counseling and psychotherapy theories, methods in relation to personal adjustment. Professional issues, responsibilities, ethical problems in the counseling relationship.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 .

  
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    PSY 314 Psychological Tests and Measurements

    Course Credit: 1
    Measurement principles and their application to educational, personnel, therapeutic settings. Focus on understanding and evaluating standardized tests, such as achievement, intelligence, interest, personality tests. Winter Term odd years.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 .

  
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    PSY 321 Research Methods and Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences

    Course Credit: 1
    Identical with PS 321  and SO 321 . Assumptions, principles, methods of scientific inquiry. Descriptive and experimental research techniques, hypothesis formulation, research design. Behavioral science statistics integrated with research design, methodology, data analysis, interpretation. Fall Term.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Writing Intensive.

    Prerequisite(s): MA 214  or concurrent enrollment.

  
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    PSY 327 Psychology of Gender

    Course Credit: 1
    Identical with WS 327 . Theory and evidence regarding gender differences and similarities in biological, social, psychological aspects of behavior. Gender roles, communication, identity, moral reasoning, parenting. Winter Term even years.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Interconnected: Social Science.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 .

  
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    PSY 328 Health Psychology

    Course Credit: 1
    Reciprocal relationships between physical health and psychological phenomena. Role of behavior in the development of disease and impact of psychological factors on disease course. Examination of stress and illness, patient-provider relations and pain management. Winter Term odd years.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Interconnected: Social Science.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 .

  
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    PSY 329 Applications of Memory

    Course Credit: 1
    Connects major theories in memory and everyday applications of those theories. Topics include eyewitness testimony, déjà vu, and flashbulb memories. Critical analysis and integration of published literature are emphasized. May Term even years.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 .

  
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    PSY 330 Cross-Cultural Psychology

    Course Credit: 1
    A multicultural examination of various psychological concepts, such as emotions, cognition, physical and mental health. Winter Term odd years.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Diversity.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 .

  
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    PSY 381 Field Experience

    Course Credit: variable
    Supervised exploratory experience outside the classroom. Psychological concepts and principles examined in an applied setting. P/D/F only. Possible off-campus costs. Usually May Term.

    Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval.

  
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    PSY 382 Research Experience in Psychology

    Course Credit: variable
    Students work on faculty-driven research projects to gain research experience in psychology and learn strategies in literature searching, conducting experiments, data analysis, and writing. May repeat for a maximum of one course credit. P/D/F only.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 101  and instructor approval.

  
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    PSY 395 Special Topics

    Course Credit: variable
    Topics and credit vary. See course schedule.

  
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    PSY 399 Supplemental Instruction: Psychology

    Course Credit: 0.5
    Teaching practicum in a specific area of study. Student SI leaders participate in leader training, attend classes for which they serve as leaders, prepare and lead study sessions that reinforce course content, model and teach effective study strategies. P/D/F only.

  
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    PSY 421 Advanced Research Methods and Data Analysis

    Course Credit: 1
    Identical with PS 421  and SO 421 . In-depth review and evaluation of principles of research design, conduct, data analysis. Research investigation designed, executed, reported by student in consultation with instructor. Topic chosen by student. Winter Term.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Writing Intensive.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 321 .

  
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    PSY 422 Advanced Cognitive Psychology

    Course Credit: 1
    Structured individual study analyzing and evaluating in depth a selected topic in human learning approved by instructor. Seminar integration of topic areas; oral and written communication skill emphasis.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Writing Intensive.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 222 , fourth-year standing, or instructor approval.

  
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    PSY 423 Advanced Social Psychology

    Course Credit: 1
    Structured individual study analyzing and evaluating in depth a selected topic in social psychology approved by the instructor. Seminar integration of topic areas; oral and written communication skill emphasis.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Writing Intensive.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 240  or PSY 328  , fourth-year standing, or instructor approval.

  
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    PSY 424 Advanced Clinical Psychology

    Course Credit: 1
    Structured individual study analyzing and evaluating in depth a selected topic in clinical psychology approved by the instructor. Seminar integration of topic areas; oral and written communication skill emphasis.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Writing Intensive.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 224  or PSY 328 , fourth-year standing, or instructor approval.

  
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    PSY 425 Advanced Human Development

    Course Credit: 1
    Structured individual study analyzing and evaluating in depth a selected topic in human development approved by the instructor. Seminar integration of topic areas; oral and written communication skill emphasis.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Writing Intensive.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 225 , fourth-year standing, or instructor approval.

  
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    PSY 426 Advanced Neuropsychology

    Course Credit: 1
    In depth, structured individual study analyzing and evaluating a selected topic in neuroscience as approved by instructor. Seminar integration of topic areas. Oral and written communication skill emphasis.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Writing Intensive.

    Prerequisite(s): NSC 135  or NSC 235 ; fourth-year standing or instructor approval.

  
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    PSY 450 Independent Study and Research

    Course Credit: variable
    In-depth readings and research in cooperation with instructor on a selected, approved topic.

    Prerequisite(s): Four psychology course credits and department chair approval.

  
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    PSY 470 Perspectives in Psychology II

    Course Credit: 0.5
    Examination of historical, conceptual, professional themes and influences that have shaped the discipline of psychology. Contemporary problems, controversies, and psychology’s relationship to the rest of society. Seminar with emphasis on communication skills. Winter Term.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Capstone.

    Prerequisite(s): Four psychology course credits or instructor approval or PSY 270 .

  
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    PSY 495 Special Topics

    Course Credit: variable
    Topics and credit vary. See course schedule.


Religion

  
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    RE 101 Literature of the Old and New Testaments

    Course Credit: 1
    Content of Biblical literature. Historical setting of texts, unfolding drama of salvation, Bible’s relevance for contemporary faith and life.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Faith and Reflection.

  
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    RE 150 Methods in the Study of Religion

    Course Credit: 0.5
    Introduction to the academic study of religion, its purposes, types, methods, research. Winter Term.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 101  or concurrent enrollment.

  
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    RE 181 Field Experience

    Course Credit: 1
    May Term off-campus placement in a parish or church-related agency for observation of church vocations and practical experience. Supervision by local church or institution. Possible off-campus costs. Does not apply to major. P/D/F only.

    Prerequisite(s): First- or second-year student; instructor approval.

  
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    RE 195 Special Topics

    Course Credit: variable
    Topics and credit vary. See course schedule.

  
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    RE 200 Christian Faith and Life

    Course Credit: 1
    Principal doctrines of the Christian faith. Critical reflection on Christian claims in light of human experience.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Faith and Reflection.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 101 .

  
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    RE 201 American Denominations

    Course Credit: 1
    Histories, distinctive beliefs, worship practices of the major Christian denominations. Examination of denominationalism as a factor in American religious life.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Faith and Reflection.

  
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    RE 202 World Religions in Dialogue

    Course Credit: 1
    Religions of the world, their scriptures, rituals, beliefs, ethical and social implications. Foundational study of each religion, then dialogical study comparing it with others. Special attention to Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, indigenous religions.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Faith and Reflection. Diversity.

  
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    RE 210 Theology and Ethics of Martin Luther King

    Course Credit: 1
    An academic and experiential study of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life, ministry and writings. Includes eight days of travel to sites of the civil rights movement. Considers King’s contemporary legacy. Fee. May Term every third year.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Diversity.

  
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    RE 215 Contemporary Moral Problems: Poverty or Racism

    Course Credit: 1
    Integration of biblical, theological, sociological perspectives to guide ethical action on contemporary issues. Ethical analysis of related public policy concerns. Rotating themes in alternate years. Possible Fee. May repeat for credit.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Diversity.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 101 .

  
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    RE 222 Sexual Ethics

    Course Credit: 1
    The moral nature of humans as sexual beings. Attention to the major religious and philosophical systems of the Western world (especially Christianity), to cases and issues of contemporary debate, and to the intersection of religion with biology and the health sciences.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Interconnected: Humanities/Fine Arts.

  
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    RE 255 Urban Ministry

    Course Credit: 1
    Analysis of the church’s mission in the city. Includes experiences with social justice ministries and study of spiritual, economic, political, social contexts using an action-reflection model. Denver or other urban setting. P/D/F only. Fee. May Term.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Interconnected: Social Science. Diversity.

  
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    RE 257 The Church in Latin America

    Course Credit: 1
    Role of the church in Latin America in historical, political, and social context studied through participation in service projects and with a focus on understanding poverty. The interpretation of Biblical texts through third-world eyes. Fee. May Term.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Diversity.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 101 .

  
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    RE 277 Reformation Then and Now

    Course Credit: 1
    On-site study of the historical Lutheran Reformation and contemporary role of the church in the “new reformation” in Eastern Europe. Fee. May Term.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Faith and Reflection. Diversity.

    Prerequisite(s): GM 277 .

  
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    RE 295 Special Topics

    Course Credit: variable
    Topics and credit vary. See course schedule.

  
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    RE 301 Old Testament Themes

    Course Credit: 1
    In-depth study of creation theology, prophecy, wisdom literature, or another genre or theme within the Hebrew Scriptures. Rotating topics. May repeat for credit.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Faith and Reflection.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 101 .

  
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    RE 302 New Testament Studies

    Course Credit: 1
    In-depth study of an author, book, genre, or theme within the New Testament. Rotating topics. May repeat for credit.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 101 .

  
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    RE 304 Lutheran Heritage

    Course Credit: 1
    Life and theology of Luther. Growth of Lutheranism in Europe and America. Recent developments in world Lutheranism. Winter Term.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Faith and Reflection.

  
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    RE 307 Philosophy of Religion

    Course Credit: 1
    Identical with PH 307 . Survey and analysis of religious experience, existence of God, good and evil, logic of religious discourse. Every third year.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Writing Intensive. Faith and Reflection.

  
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    RE 310 Living with Death

    Course Credit: 1
    Personal, cultural, biblical, religious significance of death. Meanings of life, suffering, grief, doubt, suicide, euthanasia, transplants, funerals.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Faith and Reflection. Diversity.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 101 .

  
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    RE 311 Women in Bible and Culture

    Course Credit: 1
    Identical with WS 311 . Women in the Old and New Testaments, women’s roles in Hebrew and Greco-Roman society, prominent biblical women in church tradition, the interplay of culture and interpretation, women and the ministry. May Term even years.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Faith and Reflection.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 101 .

  
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    RE 312 End of the World in Bible and Culture

    Course Credit: 1
    The origins, worldview, characteristics of apocalyptic literature, both biblical and extra-biblical. History of the interpretation of apocalyptic texts with a special focus on American culture and politics.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 101 .

  
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    RE 313 Image of God in Bible and Culture

    Course Credit: 1
    Metaphorical depictions of God in the Bible and Western culture, implications for humans as created in the image of God. Psychological, social, ethical consequences of various images of God through history and in contemporary society.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Faith and Reflection.

  
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    RE 315 History of Christianity I

    Course Credit: 1
    Formation of the early Christian church, early church controversies, medieval scholasticism, Reformation, post-Reformation developments. Fall Term.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Writing Intensive. Faith and Reflection.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 101 .

  
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    RE 316 History of Christianity II

    Course Credit: 1
    Christianity from the Enlightenment to the present. Impact of rationalism, romanticism, existentialism, other modern movements on Christian thought. Special attention to issues of faith and reason.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Writing Intensive.

  
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    RE 321 Gender, Race and Religions

    Course Credit: 1
    Examines how the intersection of gender and race informs and transforms the study and practice of religions. Fall Term odd years.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Faith and Reflection. Diversity.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 101 .

  
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    RE 324 Religious Traditions of Immigrant Communities

    Course Credit: 1
    Exploration of how and why various Christian and non-Christian religious communities made their way to the Denver area, examination of their history and beliefs, how they have fared since their arrival, what impact they have had on the wider community.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Writing Intensive. Diversity.

    Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into Wartburg West program.

  
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    RE 325 Christian Faith and Politics in America

    Course Credit: 1
    Explores the role of religion, specifically Christian, in American politics from social, historical, legal, biblical perspectives. Active engagement in political issues and processes arising in the context of Colorado.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Writing Intensive.

    Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into Wartburg West Program.

  
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    RE 330 Christian Vocation

    Course Credit: 1
    Critical study of Christian vocation, including development of theological ideas, places of responsibility, modern challenges.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Faith and Reflection.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 101 .

  
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    RE 340 Islam and the Modern World

    Course Credit: 1
    A focus on the tenets, history and traditions of Islam with special attention to the challenges Islam faces in the modern world.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Faith and Reflection. Diversity.

  
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    RE 341 Buddhist Traditions

    Course Credit: 1
    Identical with PH 341 . Buddhist thought and practices as represented in the original teaching of the Buddha and the textual, philosophical, socio-ethical and liturgical tradition of Buddhism.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Faith and Reflection. Diversity.

  
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    RE 342 Religions of China

    Course Credit: 1
    A study of the religions of China including Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, folk religions, Chinese Christianity and new religious movements.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Faith and Reflection. Diversity.

  
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    RE 343 Religions of Japan

    Course Credit: 1
    Introduction to religions of Japan (Shinto, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism) as well as an overview of Japanese folk religions, Japanese Christianity and new religious movements.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Faith and Reflection. Diversity.

  
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    RE 344 Interfaith Studies

    Course Credit: 1
    Develops knowledge and skills necessary to engage effectively in professional and community life in a religiously diverse world. Prerequisite: RE 202 or RE 340 or RE 341 or RE 342 or RE 343. May Term even years.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Writing Intensive. Diversity.

    Prerequisite(s): One course from RE 202 , RE 340 , RE 341 , RE 342 , or RE 343 .

  
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    RE 350 Christian Ethics

    Course Credit: 1
    Critical engagement with the Christian ethical tradition. Analysis of personal character, decision making, social issues. Some attention to other ethical systems. Includes service learning and reflection.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Faith and Reflection.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 101 .

  
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    RE 355 Ethics in Economic Life

    Course Credit: 1
    A survey of moral theories and issues in contemporary economic life. Special attention to the intersection of religion and business ethics.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 101 .

  
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    RE 360 Readings In …

    Course Credit: 0.5
    In-depth reading and reflection on a significant author, topic, or theme. May repeat for credit.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Must be taken twice to meet Faith and Reflection requirement.

  
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    RE 371 Internship

    Course Credit: variable
    Integration of academic work with ministry of a parish or church institution. Observation, readings, participation. Supervision by department and parish or institution. One course credit applicable toward religion major. Possible off-campus costs. P/D/F only.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 101 ; RE 374  or RE 375  (may be taken concurrently); third- or fourth-year student committed to church vocation; 2.5 cumulative GPA; and department approval.

  
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    RE 372 Internship

    Course Credit: variable
    Integration of academic work with ministry of a parish or church institution. Observation, readings, participation. Supervision by department and parish or institution. One course credit applicable toward religion major. RE 372 will normally be taken in a different internship site than RE 371 . For camping ministry students, RE 372 will normally be taken with a different camping ministry organization. Possible off-campus costs. P/D/F only.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 371 ; third- or fourth-year student committed to church vocation; 2.5 cumulative GPA and department approval.

  
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    RE 373 Religion Across Cultures

    Course Credit: 1
    Comparison of key aspects of student’s own religion within the context of another culture.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Faith and Reflection. Diversity.

    Corequisite(s): Enrollment in full-term cultural immersion program and department approval.

  
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    RE 374 Church Leadership After Christendom

    Course Credit: 1
    Explores how the mission of God and a changing culture might help the Church understand itself in new ways. P/D/F only. Winter Term odd years.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 101 ; second-year standing.

  
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    RE 375 Youth and Family Ministry

    Course Credit: 1
    Meaning and theology of ministry and vocation as it relates to youth and family ministry in the church. Exploration and observation of various styles, gifts, approaches to youth and family ministry. P/D/F only. May Term odd years.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 101 .

  
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    RE 381 Camping Ministry: Theology and Praxis

    Course Credit: 1
    Biblical, theological, practical issues of camping ministry. Classroom instruction and camping ministry training at an outdoor ministry site related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. May Term every third year.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 101 .

  
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    RE 395 Special Topics

    Course Credit: variable
    Topics and credit vary. See course schedule.

  
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    RE 399 Supplemental Instruction: Religion

    Course Credit: 0.5
    Teaching practicum in a specific area of study. Student SI leaders participate in leader training, attend classes for which they serve as leaders, prepare and lead study sessions that reinforce course content, model and teach effective study strategies. P/D/F only.

  
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    RE 415 The Lutheran Confessions

    Course Credit: 1
    Lutheran Confessional documents of the 16th century in their historical and theological setting and in light of the Lutheran Church’s present-day commitment to them. Fulfills an ELCA requirement for certification as an Associate in Ministry.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 304  or instructor approval.

  
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    RE 450 Independent Study

    Course Credit: variable
    Additional study in consultation with instructor in areas of interest or need.

  
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    RE 460 Church in the Modern World

    Course Credit: 1
    Synthesis of biblical studies, history, theology, ethics for study of the church and its role in the (post) modern world.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Writing Intensive. Capstone for all religion majors.

    Prerequisite(s): RE 315  and third- or fourth-year standing.

  
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    RE 495 Special Topics

    Course Credit: variable
    Topics and credit vary. See course schedule.


Scholars Program

  
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    SCH 101 First-Year Scholars Seminar

    Course Credit: 1
    Springboard to liberal arts with special emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of the liberal arts. Topics will vary. Enrollment limited to students admitted to the Wartburg Scholars Program. Fall Term.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Fulfills IS 101  requirement.

  
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    SCH 110 Scholars Travel Seminar

    Course Credit: 0.25
    Experiential learning travel seminar based on comparative cultural studies of topics studied in Scholars courses.

    Prerequisite(s): SCH 101 .

  
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    SCH 115 Opportunities Seminar

    Course Credit: 0.25
    Explores opportunities at Wartburg College and beyond while students reflect upon and apply their goals to the pursuit of nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. P/D/F only. Winter Term.

    Prerequisite(s): IS 101  or SCH 101  with a B or higher.

    Notes: Open to students in their first year of study.
  
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    SCH 195 Special Topics

    Course Credit: variable
    Topics and credit vary. See course schedule.

  
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    SCH 202 Living in a Diverse World (Honors)

    Course Credit: 1
    Expansion of critical inquiry and communication abilities as students recognize the challenges and opportunities of living in a diverse world and connect this widened world view to liberal learning.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Fulfills IS 201  requirement.

    Prerequisite(s): Second-year standing; IS 101  or SCH 101  with a B or higher.

  
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    SCH 401 Senior Scholars Seminar

    Course Credit: 0.25
    Continues the development of students’ critical inquiry and communication skills as they reflect upon the American experience. P/D/F only. Fall Term.

    Prerequisite(s): Third- or fourth-year standing; IS 201  or SCH 202  with a B or higher.

  
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    SCH 456 Scholars Academic Honors Project

    Course Credit: 0.25
    Conduct honors research projects. Major report and public defense required. Enrollment limited to students admitted to the Wartburg Scholars Program.

  
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    SCH 495 Special Topics

    Course Credit: variable
    Topics and credit vary. See course schedule.


General Science

  
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    SCI 151 Abuse in Science

    Course Credit: 1
    Science process, abuse within science, abuse of science by pseudoscience. Laboratory work required. Fee.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Scientific Reasoning. Writing Intensive.

  
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    SCI 152 Episodes in the History of Science

    Course Credit: 1
    The scientific process through its historical evolution. Emphasis on pivotal episodes and ideas. Importance of conceptual modeling in the absence of crucial evidence. Lecture, discussion, laboratory experiences. Fee.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Scientific Reasoning.

  
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    SCI 385 Elementary Science Methods

    Course Credit: 1
    Methods of teaching biological, physical, chemical and space concepts commonly encountered in the elementary school. Constructivist approach working towards the Next Generation Science Standards through a teaching portfolio. Field experience. Fall Term.

    Prerequisite(s): BI 101 , BI 117 , BI 130 , BI 131 , BI 132 , BI 133 , or BI 151 ; CH 113 PHY 101 , PHY 130 , PHY 132 , PHY 170 , or PHY 203 .

    Notes: Required for elementary education majors.

Sociology

  
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    SO 101 Introduction to Sociology

    Course Credit: 1
    Survey of the diverse field of sociology, introducing concepts, methods, principles that help in understanding such social processes and institutions as culture and socialization, group dynamics, social inequality, families, educational systems, social change.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Interconnected: Social Science.

  
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    SO 195 Special Topics

    Course Credit: variable
    Topics and credit vary. See course schedule.

  
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    SO 225 Race, Class and Gender

    Course Credit: 1
    Examination of sociological perspectives on race and ethnicity, gender and class in the United States from historical and contemporary perspectives. Focus on differences in wealth, power and status. Fall Term even years.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Diversity.

    Prerequisite(s): SO 101 .

  
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    SO 240 Social Psychology

    Course Credit: 1
    Identical with PSY 240 . Examination of the interplay between sociology and psychology to understand the behavior of individuals and groups. Theory, research, applications that relate to social phenomena, such as attitude formation and change, conformity and obedience, aggression, prosocial behavior, interpersonal attraction, socialization.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 101  or SO 101 .

  
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    SO 270 Social Problems

    Course Credit: 1
    Social problems in economic, government, education, and family institutions as well as inequality, conformity and deviance, the environment, the changing world. Emphasis on alternate social policy approaches to these problems. Fall Term odd years.

    Prerequisite(s): SO 101 .

  
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    SO 295 Special Topics

    Course Credit: variable
    Topics and credit vary. See course schedule.

  
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    SO 302 Communities

    Course Credit: 1
    Societal, environmental factors influencing community growth, decline. Power structures; rural, urban differences; community influence on human well-being. Winter Term even years.

    Prerequisite(s): SO 101 .

  
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    SO 315 Sociological Theory

    Course Credit: 1
    A focus on the nature and development of sociological theory. Attention is given to the major varieties of theory, the theorists who developed them, and the social and historical contexts of theory development and construction. Fall Term.

    Prerequisite(s): SO 101 .

  
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    SO 316 Sociology of the Family

    Course Credit: 1
    The family as a social institution. Social changes, cultural differences, personality and role development, structure, function, conflict. Winter Term even years.

    Prerequisite(s): SO 101 .

  
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    SO 321 Research Methods and Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences

    Course Credit: 1
    Identical with PS 321  and PSY 321 . Assumptions, principles, methods of scientific inquiry. Descriptive and experimental research techniques, hypothesis formulation, research design. Behavioral science statistics integrated with research design, methodology, data analysis, interpretation. Fall Term.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Writing Intensive.

    Prerequisite(s): MA 214  or concurrent enrollment.

  
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    SO 350 Environmental Sociology

    Course Credit: 1
    A focus on concerns and principles of sociology through the study of human interaction with the natural environment. Consideration for resource depletion, population growth, food production, environmental regulation and sustainability in local and global perspectives. Winter Term odd years.

    Prerequisite(s): SO 101 .

  
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    SO 380 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective

    Course Credit: 1
    Identical with WS 380 . Examination and analysis of women’s social, economic, political situations throughout the globe. Use of anthropological and sociological analytic techniques and literature from the cultures to understand women’s work, family roles, linkages among race, sex, and class, and the introduction of social change across cultures. Fall Term odd years.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Diversity.

    Prerequisite(s): SO 101 .

  
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    SO 385 Global Communities

    Course Credit: 1
    Examination of communities of place and interest in an international context. Two to three weeks of travel to locations outside the United States. Opportunities for interaction with community representatives and service in agencies. May Term odd years.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Diversity.

    Prerequisite(s): SO 101 .

  
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    SO 395 Special Topics

    Course Credit: variable
    Topics and credit vary. See course schedule.

  
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    SO 399 Supplemental Instruction: Sociology

    Course Credit: 0.5
    Teaching practicum in a specific area of study. Student SI leaders participate in leader training, attend classes for which they serve as leaders, prepare and lead study sessions that reinforce course content, model and teach effective study strategies. P/D/F only.

  
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    SO 421 Advanced Research Methods and Data Analysis

    Course Credit: 1
    Identical with PS 421  and PSY 421 . In-depth review and evaluation of principles of research design, conduct, data analysis. Research investigation designed, executed, reported by student in consultation with instructor. Topic chosen by student. Winter Term.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Writing Intensive.

    Prerequisite(s): SO 321 .

  
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    SO 422 Qualitative Research Methods

    Course Credit: 1
    In-depth examination and review of qualitative research design, data collection and analysis. Instructor supervised application of qualitative methods to original student research. Winter Term.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Writing Intensive.

    Prerequisite(s): SO 101 .

  
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    SO 450 Independent Study

    Course Credit: variable
    Additional study in areas of interest under guidance of instructor.

    Prerequisite(s): Department approval.

  
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    SO 460 Perspectives in Sociology

    Course Credit: 1
    Historical, conceptual, and professional influences that shape sociology. A focus on classical and contemporary perspectives, ethical standards, and relationship to other disciplines and society. Seminar with communication skills emphasis. Fall Term even years.

    Essential Ed Requirement: Capstone.

    Prerequisite(s): SO 101  and two SO course credits.

  
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    SO 481 Field Experience in Community Sociology

    Course Credit: variable
    Supervised experience in preparation for a career in a community context. Incorporation of sociological concepts in an applied setting. P/D/F only.

    Prerequisite(s): SO 101 .

  
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    SO 495 Special Topics

    Course Credit: variable
    Topics and credit vary. See course schedule.

 

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