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Security Administration

SEC 401. 3 cr.
Security Systems & Crime Prevention
Provides both undergraduate and graduate students with an overview of the private security field and crime prevention. Course coverage includes: community based policing initiatives, private and public sector liaison, private sector growth, premises liability issues, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), environmental criminology, privatization of public services, etc.

SEC 404. 3 cr.
Comparative Security
Security requirements in special protection, hospital, airport, campus and computer crime. Emphasis is also placed on industrial sabotage, espionage and ethics.

SEC 406. 3 cr.
Evaluation of Security Programming
Methods of determining foreseeability of security incidents and resulting adequacy of security programming. Negligence proofing and concepts of legal liability. Discussion of industry standards and practices.

SEC 490. 3 cr.
Financial Aspects of Security
Introduces security managers to effective preparation and use of accounting information in management. Specific topics include: financial statements, cost analysis and control, budgeting, performance measurement and capital expenditure analysis.

SEC 495. 3 cr.
Computer and Information Security
Provides both undergraduate and graduate students with an in-depth exploration of computer and information security in an increasingly technologically dependent world. Emphasis is placed on protection of propriety in all forms and information from competitive intelligence gathering and espionage in a setting of global economic turbulence. Computer security issues include viruses, hackers, frauds, disaster recovery, etc. Ethical areas are also discussed (e.g., privacy).

 

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Social Work

SW 100. 4 cr.
Introduction to Substance Abuse
See ADS 100

SW 130. 3 cr.
Introduction to Criminal Justice
See CJS 130.

SW 200. 3 cr.
Introduction to Social Work
Prerequisite: Completion of required. Precollege courses in writing and reading (ENL 131, UAS 104 and UAS 105), demonstrated competence in writing and reading, PYC 100 and SOC 100.
Provides students with a basic understanding of a) the nature of current social work knowledge, skills and values b) the profession of social work, and c) the nature of social work practice in relation to the human condition and social environment. This course is designed to facilitate career choices

SW 210. 3 cr.
Social Welfare and Social Justice
Prerequisite: Completion of required precollege courses in writing and reading (ENL 131, UAS 104 and UAS 105), demonstrated competence in writing and reading, PYC 100 and SOC 100.
An examination of the historical, political and philosophical development of social welfare programs and their relation to social justice.

SW 310. 3 cr.
Social Welfare Policy
Prerequisite: Completion of required precollege courses in writing and reading (ENL 131, EDU 104 and EDU 105), demonstrated competence in writing and reading, PYC 100 and SOC 100.
A study and analysis of the formulation and process of change in social policies and their influence on social welfare structures.

SW 320. 3 cr.
Human Behavior in a Multicultural Environment I
Prerequisite: Completion of required precollege courses in writing and reading (ENL 131, EDU 104 and EDU 105), and demonstrated competence in writing and reading, SOC 100, PYC 100.
Human behavior from infancy to adolescence is examined within a framework of personality and social learning theories. Stress is placed on people in their social environment and attention is given to the role of culture, ethnicity, social class, race and sex in the development of human behavior and functioning. Introduction to Psychology and Introduction to Sociology.

SW 325. 3 cr.
Human Behavior in a Multicultural Environment II
Prerequisite: SW 320.
Continuation of SW 320. Follows behavior from adolescence to aging and finally death. The tasks that human beings have to perform over the life cycle and how the environment impacts on them are emphasized.

SW 370. 3 cr.
Social Work Research Methods
Prerequisite: Completion of required precollege courses in writing and reading (ENL 131, EDU 104 and EDU 105), demonstrated competence in writing and reading, PYC 100 and SOC 100.
Introduction to basic concepts of research, problem formulation, data collecting, research design and techniques. The course has a social work frame of reference and research studies dealing with social work practice and skills will be examined.

SW 399. 3 cr.
Social Work Practice I
Prerequisite: SW 200, SW 210, SW 320.
Basic skills in interviewing. This is the beginning course in the development of practice skills for social work majors. Open to SW majors only.

SW 400. 3 cr.
Social Work Practice II
Prerequisite: SW 325 and SW 399.
Must be taken concurrently with SW 470 and SW 471. A generalist’s problem solving approach within a systems framework. Focus is primarily on micro and mezzo systems. Open to SW majors only.

SW 401. 3 cr.
Social Work Practice III
Prerequisite: SW 399 and SW 400.
Must be taken concurrently with SW 475 and SW 476. Continuation of SW 400. Provides greater depth and clarity regarding social work functions and roles. Continues to expose students to macro systems assessment, intervention and evaluation methods. Open to SW majors only.

SW 416. 3 cr.
Child Welfare
History, current methods and practices of the child welfare delivery system.

SW 427. 3 cr.
Dealing with Death and Catastrophic Illness
Familiarizes students with issues and concerns involved in helping patients and family members facing the problems of fatal illness and death. The importance of death-related issues for everyday life as well as suicide, bereavement, euthanasia and hospice care are examined.

SW 447. 3 cr.
Employee Assistance Programming
See ADS 447.

SW 451. 3 cr.
Family and Child Mental Health
Review of various childhood disorders, service delivery systems to families and children. Provides an overview of child welfare service from both a local and national perspective.

SW 470. 5 cr.
Field Instruction I
Prerequisite: Open to Social Work majors only, SW 200, SW 210, SW 310, SW 320, SW 325, SW 399, PYC 100, SOC 100, completion of required volunteer experiences and an overall GPA of 2.0. Admission to field placement with department permission only.
A learning experience in a local social welfare setting aimed at the integration of social work knowledge, practice skills and professional ethics. This learning experience is under the supervision of a qualified field instructor. Sixteen hours weekly in the field setting are required.

SW 471. 2 cr.
Social Work Seminar I
Weekly seminars required in conjunction with field instruction (SW 470) to correlate classroom theory with agency experience.

SW 475. 5 cr.
Field Instruction II
Open to Social Work majors only.
Admission to field placement with department permission only. Continuation of SW 470.

SW 476. 2 cr.
Social Work Seminar II
Weekly seminars required in conjunction with field instruction (SW 475) to correlate classroom theory with agency experience.

SW 482. 3 cr.
Crisis Intervention
Examines crisis intervention services in community health, mental health, substance abuse and child welfare. Various techniques and models for the therapeutic intervention in emergency situations will be studied. The nature of human response to crises and crisis resolution will be examined.

SW 495. 1-3 cr.
Directed Readings in Social Work
Prerequisite: Permission of program director. Open to Social Work majors only.
This course is intended for social work majors who wish to pursue an area in social work or social welfare or special interest; handled on an individual project basis.

SW 496. 1-3 cr.
Independent Study
Prerequisite: SW 370 and permission of program director. Open to Social Work majors only.
Guided independent research in social work.

 

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Sociology

SOC 100. 3 cr.
Introduction to Sociology
A survey course which focuses upon sociology’s history, theories, concepts, methods, and research findings as they apply to interpersonal and group behavior in the contemporary world.

SOC 206. 3 cr.
The Black Family in America
Analyzes some of the major dimensions of the black family from slavery to the present. This course discusses some problems and potentials associated with different patterns of Black family life so that these patterns can be more clearly understood and more accurately perceived.

SOC 210. 3 cr.
Cultural Anthropology
Examines the nature of human adaptive systems as well as culture and its various aspects including social organization, technology, economics, religions, and language as these are seen among selected cultures throughout the world. The course also studies distinctive theoretical approaches and problems of cultural change.

SOC 211. 3 cr.
Social Interaction
Analysis of the social and social-psychological dimensions of group behavior and the socialization of the individual. This course discusses Social Interaction as it relates to the formation of self as an aspect of personality.

SOC 212. 3 cr.
The Black Americans in Social Relations and Social Institutions
An analysis of social relations of Black Americans and the values and beliefs associated with these relationships. This course is a critical analysis of blacks and social institutions (i.e., family, religion, economics, political and education) from a black perspective and emphasis on ways these institutions may be changed.

SOC 245. 3 cr.
Conflict Management
Analysis of conflict types and development of conflict management skills in such areas as the family, education, medicine, race, religion, criminal justice, poverty, business, politics, and international relations.

SOC 250. 3 cr.
Sociology of Family and Marriage
Study of family, marriage and intimate relationships in this society and cross-culturally. It includes: the organization and structure of families; family socialization; mate selection; alternative family; conflict; adaptation; divorce; violence in the family; the reconstituted family; intimacy; sexual attraction & love. Theoretical, conceptual and pragmatic applications are emphasized.

SOC 303. 3 cr.
Juvenile Delinquency
Study of the theories, concepts and measures of delinquency. Individualistic, structural, environmental, and social psychological approaches are considered. Juvenile justice advocacy, the processing of the offender, juvenile corrections and children’s rights are among those topics considered. Students are helped to familiarize themselves with state and local delinquency issues.

SOC 335. 3 cr.
Urban Issues and Problems
Analyzes the development of urban areas and the industries within these cities. Students also discuss the present tendency for industrial relocation and its impact on populations. The course examines current urban problems such as homelessness, the underclass, unemployment, racism, classism, and urban decay. In addition, the instructor will analyze the locus of urban decision making and analyze the prospects for the future of urban areas, with particular emphasis on Detroit.

SOC 350. 3 cr.
Sociology of Deviance
Analyzes the sociological theories of deviance with attention to other perspectives including those that are psychological, political, and economic. It also looks at how the same social processes that produce and maintain conformity also produce and maintain deviance.

SOC 388. 3 cr.
On Being A Woman or Man in America
Examination of traditional and modern sex roles in organizations and institutions. This course focuses on patterns of institutionalized sexism and their consequences, the role of sexuality in human relationships, and interracial relationships.

SOC 401. 3 cr.
Family Problems and Prospects
Integration of theories, concepts and data from several fields. This course reviews those theories relevant to family problems, focuses upon the specific issues that are related to family problems and then explores both the usual response and potential solutions to family problems. Topics include: family as socializer; family and mental health; family as a factor in education; family disorganization and violence; family, marriage and the future.

SOC 409. 3 cr.
Social Science Theories
Studies sociological theories which are also relevant to psychology, political science, economics, history, social work and criminal justice as well as to the biological sciences. Historical and contemporary theories are considered.

SOC 430. 3 cr.
Ethnic and Race Relations
Specifies the sociological foundation for understanding ethnic and race relations. This course examines various processes of social & cultural contacts between diverse people in terms of their political, economic and psychological consequences. It also explores the sources and varieties of intergroup competition and conflict. Institutional racism is defined and its consequences are discussed.

SOC 452. 3 cr.
Contemporary Social Problems
Focuses upon understanding society and its problems. This course develops a knowledge base to understand the major social problems which occur nationally and cross-culturally. It also explores the underlying causes of social problems and analyzes them from different theoretical perspectives and assists students in developing solutions which are consistent with the appropriate theories, data and conditions in societies. The student is encouraged to consider the implications of the material for their own involvement in diminishing or solving social problems.

SOC 470. 3 cr.
Research Methods
(Formerly SOC 326.) Study of the strategies involved in carrying out and managing a research problem through sampling and data collection to analysis and preparation of final report. Special emphasis is on experimental, survey, and evaluation research.

SOC 476. 3 cr.
The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)
Prerequisite: SOC 225.
Study of the most popular and successful package used today in the analysis of social science information, academic, governmental and corporate institutions. It is easy to learn and a fast and efficient method in handling information. No previous experience or knowledge of the computer or computer language is necessary. After completing this course, students have the ability to analyze their data from simple projects to doctoral theses.

SOC 495. 1-3 cr.
Readings and/or Directed Study
Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor.
To take these credits, the student must: 1) have junior or higher standing; 2) have at least a 3.0 Q.P.A.; 3) have had a course in sociology upon which the student intends to build; 4) obtain permission from the instructor; 5) bring a study/reading outline to the instructor before permission is granted; 6) obtain written permission; 7) work in the course must begin the first week; 8) no incomplete can be obtained in this course. If the student fails to keep the schedule and agreements made with the instructor, the student shall be dropped from the course with a failing grade. No admittance to this course after the first week of classes.

 

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Spanish

SPA 110. 3 cr.
Introduction to Spanish I
An introduction to the language, including its sounds, writing system, vocabulary and structure. Students experience the four skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading in a practical scenario, with individualized attention, reinforced by the language laboratory. Emphasis is also focused on culture.

SPA 111. 3 cr.
Introduction to Spanish II
A continuation of SPA 110, building upon previously-acquired language fluency, and aimed at augmenting vocabulary and structure in a practical context. Increasing attention is devoted to individual student practice and needs. Culture will continue to be emphasized.

SPA 112. 3 cr.
Introduction to Spanish III
A third level of the language, permitting the student to utilize the target language in increasingly complex ways and in more rapid speech patterns. Continued exposure to the cultural heritage of the native speakers of the language.

SPA 210. 3 cr.
Spanish Conversation and Composition I
An intermediate level of Spanish focusing on increased structural accuracy in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students are exposed to unedited authentic materials (i.e. newspapers, books, movies, music, etc.) to augment proficiency in the four skill areas and gain an increased appreciation of cultural diversities.

SPA 211. 3 cr.
Spanish Conversation and Composition II
A continuation of SPA 210 integrating past vocabulary and structures into new and more sophisticated forms of speaking and enhanced listening comprehension. Students write cohesive summaries and resumes of material read or heard. Additionally, they increase their understanding of the cultures of the countries in which Spanish is spoken.

 

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Special Education

SED 301. 1-3 cr.
Directed Study
Permission of instructor and dean required.
Intensive independent work on a problem of the student’s choice under the direction of an advisor.

SED 357. 3 cr.
Field Experience: Special Education
Prerequisite: PYC 250, PYC 440, and SED 460.
Experience includes five half days per week for 15 weeks of observation and participation in a classroom setting appropriate to endorsement and to the alternate level of teaching certificate. One-to-one tutoring, planning and instruction with small groups, limited use of classroom management skills and self-evaluation are required. Seminars provide experiential clarification and discussion. Supervision is provided by a school district and a University staff person in the field of special education.

SED 370. 3 cr.
Introduction to Learning Disabilities
Prerequisite: SED 460, SED 357.
The neurological, perceptual, cognitive, language, educational, psychological and behavior problems of learning disabled students are explored. Overview of learning disabilities regarding historical perspectives, nature and causes, theoretical perspectives and program alternatives is presented. State and Federal special education legislation and its implications to practice are studied.

SED 371. 3 cr.
Curriculum and Instruction: Learning Disabilities
Prerequisite: SED 460, SED 357, SED 370.
Curricular design planning variations and adaptations, problem solving approaches, metacognitive exploration, information processing techniques, critical thinking skills, creativity, consultative/collaborative skills and vocational and transitional planning are examined. Alternative methods of evaluation, appropriate materials, aids and equipment such as computer uses are studied as they relate to instruction. Meeting IEP and IFSP goals through appropriate curricular, instructional and classroom management techniques is emphasized.

SED 380. 3 cr.
Introduction to Special Education: Emotionally Impaired/Behaviorally Disordered

Prerequisite: SED 460, SED 357.
Philosophical, etiological, and instructional perspectives in educating emotionally impaired/behaviorally disordered students are explored. Diagnostic categories, current programs and settings, prevalent views and issues, research, historical perspectives, theories, dynamics of individual growth and the characteristics of the emotionally impaired/ behaviorally disordered are presented. Federal and State legislation and its implications are studied.

SED 381. 3 cr.
Curriculum and Instruction: Emotionally Impaired/Behaviorally Disordered
Prerequisite: PYC 342, SED 460, SED 357, SED 380.
Psycho-educational curricula and programs utilizing specific methods, materials and management techniques are explored and developed. Alternative methods of assessment, prevention and intervention methods, problem solving techniques, vocational and transitional planning, metacognitive exploration, creativity, communication skills at the verbal and nonverbal level and specialized instructional approaches and materials are studied. Various behavioral management and planning approaches. Meeting IEP, IFSP goals through appropriate curricular, instructional, and classroom management techniques; collaboration/ consultation approaches are addressed.

SED 412. 3 cr.
Special Education in the Secondary Schools
Prerequisite: SED 357, SED 370, SED 371 or SED 380, SED 381, SED 460.
The relationship between special and regular education at the secondary level and the special education teacher’s role at the secondary level are examined. Social skills, identity problems, role(s) in society, vocational skills, career aspirations and self-esteem are examined. Specific prevocational and vocational assessment materials and programming are investigated. Problem solving approaches and guidance procedures are identified. Classroom and curriculum management techniques, academic support programs, transitional and vocational planning and computer uses are explored.

SED 453. 3 cr.
Assessment in Special Education
Prerequisite: SED 357, SED 370, SED 380, SED 460.
Investigation and application of appropriate evaluation materials and techniques for Special Education students. Language, academic, intellectual, cognitive, psychosocial, vocational abilities are examined through data obtained from administration of various tests. Simulation of the multi-disciplinary process and the selection of methods, techniques and criteria useful in meeting IEP goals is required. Students prepare profiles, analyze them and report the findings through simulated experiences to parents, teachers and administrators. Instructional techniques are related to the diagnostic process.

SED 460. 3 cr.
The Education and Mainstreaming of Exceptional Persons
Prerequisite: PYC 250.
Overview, research, general background, nature and characteristics of each special education category and of non-traditional populations are presented. Various growth and developmental patterns, learning styles, educational, social, psychological and physical needs are addressed. Basic commonalities and differences between various exceptionalities and regular students are explored. Methodologies and approaches to meet the needs of the various exceptionalities are examined. Special education federal and state legislation is presented.

SED 467. 3 cr.
Strategies for Teaching Mathematics and Language Arts to the Learning Disabled
Prerequisite: SED 357, SED 370, SED 380 and SED 460.
Visual and manipulative materials for the instruction of mathematical concepts is emphasized. Approaches to language instruction (listening, speaking, reading and writing) as an integrative process are addressed. Thinking skills, creative problem solving and meta-cognitive techniques are practiced. Computer software and usage in educating students in mathematics and language arts is examined.

SED 474. 6 cr.
Student Teaching in Special Education: Learning Disabilities
Prerequisite: Taken at the end of the program.
One semester, five full days, of teaching and related activities in a school setting for learning disabled students. Supervision by a school district teacher who is endorsed in learning disabilities and a University staff person who is in the field of special education.

SED 484. 6 cr.
Directed Student Teaching in Special Education: Emotionally Impaired/Behaviorally Disordered
Prerequisite: Taken at the end of the program.
One semester, five full days, of teaching and related activities in a school setting for the emotionally impaired/behaviorally disordered. Supervision by a school district teacher who is endorsed in the emotionally impaired/behaviorally disordered and a University staff person who is in the field of special education.

SED 486. 3 cr.
Educating Diverse and Special Populations in the Inclusionary Setting
Prerequisite: SED 370, SED 371 or SED 380, SED 381, SED 412, SED 460, and SED 467.
Effective planning, assessment techniques for intellectual, academic, affective, social and individual growth within the inclusionary setting is stressed. Focus is on the team approach, emphasizing collaborative/consultative learning approaches and methodology which emphasize the use of multiple intelligences, metacognition, creative unit planning, technology, resources and materials in meeting the needs of all students. Interdisciplinary cross-disciplinary approaches are presented. Effective development and implementation of IEP’s in the inclusionary setting is stressed.

 

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Statistics

STA 225. 3 cr.
Statistics
Prerequisite: MTH 101.
An interdisciplinary first course which introduces students to the statistical methods available for the examination and analysis of data relevant to communication studies, economics, political science, psychology, sociology and areas of the health and human sciences.