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Southern New Hampshire University PSY 314 Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence (3 credits) This course focuses specifically on an introduction to the classification of disorders of childhood and adolescence and the treatment approaches that currently are available. Knowledge students obtained in PSY 215 is essential for understanding the etiology and manifestation of these disorders, as well as the impact on the individual, family and society. Current field research and case studies will be used. Prerequisites: PSY 108 and PSY 211. PSY 315 Counseling Process and Techniques (3 credits) This course examines the history and philosophy of specific helping professions in the fields of psychology, sociology and human services. Several broad theoretical perspectives will be studied and applied in role-play situations. Prerequisites: PSY 108 and PSY 216. PSY 316 Psychology of Adult Adjustment (3 credits) The adjustments that most adults must make based on normative age-graded influences and social clock are studied throughout the adult life span. A biopsychological perspective is maintained. Topics include: physical health and well being; love and relationships; parenting; career development; human sexuality; role in society; retirement; adjusting to anticipated and unanticipated loss; and death. Prerequisite: PSY 211. PSY 318 Introduction to Forensic Counseling (3 credits) This course provides an introduction to the role of the forensic counselor with an overview of the application of forensic counseling relevant to arrested and convicted individuals. The following topics are covered: history of forensic counseling, philosophical basis including differences from traditional counseling, offender typology, legal issues and ethics, forensic counseling modalities and process, effectiveness of forensic counseling, careers in forensic counseling, and future implications and trends. Prerequisite: PSY 315. PSY 325 Advanced Research Methods (3 credits) Students in this course will build on the knowledge of research methods they attained in PSY 224. Students will gain fluency in a variety of methods including surveys, naturalistic observation, correlational techniques and experimentation. This course is designed to crystallize the students’ interests by allowing them to focus their intellectual energy on one topic. A major course objective is for students to hone the specific research questions that interest them and to design and conduct independent research in the area. Completion of this course is required for students to graduate with a specific concentration in psychology. Prerequisite: PSY 224. PSY 331 Human Sexuality (3 credits) This course deals with sex as it relates to the individual, family, group and society. While this is a psychology course, some techniques and knowledge from the biological and social sciences and the humanities are used. Academic achievement and the development of personal insights are the expected results of this course. Prerequisites: PSY 108 or permission of the instructor. 158

PSY 335 Assessment and Testing (3 credits) Students in this course will become aware of the use and abuse of psychometric techniques. Specific techniques that currently are used will be introduced and understood. While knowledge about specific tests may be somewhat limited, students will obtain knowledge of the types of tests and techniques available. Prerequisites: PSY 108, PSY 224 and MAT 245. PSY 350 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics (3 credits) This course is designed for students to develop a deeper understanding of the research process by applying skills learned in Research Methods and Statistics for the Social Sciences to the students own research project. Prerequisites: PSY 108, PSY 224, MAT 130, and MAT 245. PSY 443 Psychology Internship (3-12 credits) This course provides students with field experience under the direction and supervision of a doctoral level psychologist. Prerequisites: PSY 108, PSY 211, PSY 215, PSY 216, PSY 224, PSY 305, or permission of department chair. PSY 444 Senior Seminar in Psychology (3 credits) This capstone course integrates previous classroom and practical experience with a focus on current issues in psychology. This course likely will include cross-cultural aspects of psychology, ethics, recent career trends in psychology and other topics dictated by current events in psychology. Coverage may change over time, but the basic focus on integrating the past and anticipating the future for psychology seniors will be the major concern. Prerequisites: PSY 211, PSY 215, PSY 216, and PSY 224. (One prerequisite may be taken concurrently). PSY 480 Independent Study (3 credits) This course allows the student to investigate any psychology subject not incorporated into the curriculum. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor, the program coordinator/department chair and the school dean.

Quantitative Studies, Operations and Project Management QSO 320 Introduction to Management Science through Spreadsheets (3 credits) This course introduces the students to quantitative techniques that are used to support decision-making. Topics include linear programming, decision analysis, simulation, forecasting, network analysis and waiting line analysis. Students will learn how to use Excel to model and solve applied business problems. Pre-requisite: MAT 220 or MAT 240. QSO 330 Introduction to Supply Chain Management (3 credits) Basics of Supply Chain Management provides an understanding of planning and the control of materials that move into, through and out of organizations. Prerequisite: MAT 220 or MAT 240.

SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog