Course Descriptions



Art 236 Digital Photography (3)

An introduction to digital photography. A fine arts approach to the use of the digital
camera, including its potential for creating art, and methods for adjusting and enhancing
images on the computer.

Art 380 Computer Graphics (3)

Continued studies in the field of design with emphasis on the visual impact of line, form, color and texture. Computer graphics are introduced with "hands-on" explorations using illustration, image digitizing, air brushing and masking techniques.


BIOL 113 Biology and Society (4)

The course will provide a broad overview of biological topics in a style appropriate for students will little to no background in science. We will discuss relevant scientific research to enable students to make informed discussions about science related social and personal issues. We will explore topics ranging from the basic chemistry of life to the vast diversity of life on the planet to the processes through which life has evolved and how organisms have adapted to live in different environments. It is my hope and goal that by the end of this course students will leave with an increase appreciation and interest in our natural works and scientific fields of study. Lecture, 3 hours/week; Lab, 2.5 hours/week.

Business Administration

BUS 251 Principles of Accounting (4)

An introduction to the basic assumptions that underlie modern accounting: the principles, procedures and methods applied in the preparation of financial statements. Prerequisite: Mathematics 115 or equivalent.

BUS 252 Managerial Accounting (4)

An examination of how accounting data is used, communicated and interpreted for internal use. Emphasis is placed on planning, control and decision-making, particularly in a manufacturing setting. Prerequisite: BUS 251.

BUS 253 Accounting and Financial Information in Business Organization (4)

This course is designed for non-business majors who are not required to take Principles of Accounting or Managerial Accounting. The intent of the course is to provide students with sufficient background in accounting and finance to allow them to function more effectively in their chosen careers. To that end, the course will cover the basics of financial accounting and managerial accounting, with some additional material typically covered in finance and economics courses.

BUS 257 Practicum in Accounting (2)

Basic principles of accounting will be presented as a review for a solid foundation in GAAP and accounting. The course will include theory, as well as the completion of hands on financial statements using Excel and other software.

BUS 301 Communication for Managers (4)

The study of business communication methods with emphasis on planning organizing, preparing and presenting major reports. Significant use of computer skills will be included as well as design and structure of communication materials for the highest level of impact.

BUS 352A,B Intermediate Accounting (4,4)

Includes detailed coverage of accounting theory and practice as applied to the corporate form of Business. Topics include income statement, earnings per share, income tax allocation, compound interest, revenue recognition, price-level accounting, an introduction to fund accounting and a thorough treatment of balance sheet accounts. Prerequisites: BUS 251 (for 352A), 352A (for 352B).

BUS 354 Theology and Business Ethics (4)

This course applies ethical theory to business decisions within the context of theological reflection. With a strategic focus, the course will investigate the relationship between theological ethics and the economic concerns of managers. The course is particularly designed to help students become effective ethical agents by developing the skills to apply ethical principle to strategic business decisions. (cross-listed with Religion 354)

BUS 361 Human Resource Management (4)

A study of the use of the human resources within the organization. Includes recruiting, selecting and training employees, wage administration and union relations. Focus is on government regulation of employment practices, including equal opportunity employment and affirmative action.

BUS 367 Behavior in Organizations (4)

An introduction to the methods and findings of the behavioral sciences on the persisting human problems of organizations. Attention is given to the roles of individual attributes, group dynamics and organizational structure in determining levels of performance at work. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

BUS 374 Business Law (4)

The study of law as it relates to Business. Topics include contracts, agencies, commercial paper, personal property, sales, real property and insurance.

BUS 375 Principles of Marketing (4)

The study of marketing methods and practices. Topics include policies and problems related to consumers, pricing, advertising, management information systems and distribution and management of the marketing function.

BUS 381 Information, Systems, and Organizational Design (4)

This course investigates the nature and uses of various types of information systems in Business organizations, including decision support systems, expert systems, executive and management information systems, and communication systems. Examines the relationships between information system use and Business strategy and the applications of information systems in the development of competitive advantage.

BUS 391 Principles of Finance (4)

Introduces students to the field of finance through an applied conceptual framework using problem sets and computer software to analyze various financial dilemmas. Topics include: security valuation, risk analysis, working capital management, financial budgeting and planning, time value of money concepts, financial ratio analysis and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: Business Administration 252.

BUS 429 Executive Roundtable (4)

This course is designed to provide students with an appreciation of how management and finance theory are integrated into the strategies of the modern corporation. Each week, a different company executive provides a real-world perspective on how decisions are made and strategies are implemented in the modern corporation.

BUS 446 Theories and Practice of Leadership (4)

Examines leadership from theoretical, historical and practical perspectives. Includes topics of trait, behavioral and contingency theories; the influence process; management vs. leadership, leadership and followership. Survey of leadership theory and research; characteristics of leaders, theories of leadership origins and psychological and social correlates. Interaction of personal and organizational factors in determining leadership effectiveness.

BUS 448 Organization Development (4)

The study of planned change in organizations including diagnosis of the organization and implementation of Organizational Development interventions. Emphasis on teamwork in organizations and survey development. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

BUS 449 Managerial Leadership: Core Competencies and Skills (4) (Capstone)

Focuses on the development of the core competencies and skills needed for effective managerial leadership at all levels of the organization. Each skill component will follow a five-step developmental pedagogy: (1) Assessment, (2) Learning, (3) Analysis, (4) Practice and (5) Application. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

BUS 451 Cost Accounting (4) (Computer Applications)

Advanced study of the procedures used to determine costs for manufacturing operations. Includes process and differential costing, overhead allocation, profit-volume analysis, joint products and byproducts and responsibility accounting. Emphasis is placed on making informed Business decisions based on quantifiable data. Prerequisites: Business Administration 252; Junior standing.

BUS 452 Tax I (4)

A study of current federal tax laws and issues as they pertain to the individual taxpayer. Cases are used to provide practical experience in implementation of tax law interpretations; emphasis is placed on the evolution of the philosophy that drives development of the federal tax code. Prerequisite: Business Administration 251.

BUS 453 Auditing (4)

Covers the legal responsibilities, theory and procedures in the conduct of an audit and the making of an audit report. Prerequisite: Business Administration 352B.

BUS 454 Advanced Accounting (4)

Accounting for Business combinations and the preparation of consolidated financial statements. Also includes accounting for partnerships, consignments, foreign currency translation, fund accounting and international accounting. Prerequisite: Business Administration 352B.

BUS 460 Leadership Development (4)

Focuses on developing and identifying the contributors to and need for individual leadership competencies. Provides an overview of specific leadership development instruments, psychological contributors to leadership effectiveness, and introspective evaluation of current leadership application. Prerequisite: senior standing.

BUS 462 Tax II (4)

A study of tax laws and issues pertaining to Business entities such as partnerships, C-corporations and S-corporations. Focuses on the taxation of estates and trusts and expands the study of personal taxation introduced in Tax I. Prerequisite: Business Administration 452.

BUS 468 Venture Development (4)

A study of venture development through entrepreneurship. Designed to help the student discover the opportunities and challenges of operating a business enterprise. The student will apply concepts learned in other business courses to the business operation. Recommended: BUS 391.

BUS 469 Strategic Management (4) (Capstone)

Complex Business cases integrating the fields of marketing, finance, law, accounting, economics and industrial management provide a realistic view of how general managers deal with conceptual Business problems. Cases include analysis of strategic, interpersonal Business problems. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

BUS 474 International Marketing (4)

An exploration of international marketing conditions with emphasis on foreign market research; trade promotion; political, legal, economic and cultural environments; product and service adaptability; and the development of strategic marketing plans for multinational competition. Prerequisite: Business Administration 375.

BUS 476 International Business Behavior (4)

A review of current organizational development approaches developed in the United States for possible international application. Cultural influences fostering or hindering the development of effective humanistic organizations are explored.

BUS 477 Personal Financial Planning (4)

An in-depth study of personal budgeting and long-term planning, investment opportunities, credit, financial institutions, insurance, risk preferences and goals. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

BUS 484 Senior Seminar in Accounting (4) (Writing-Intensive Capstone)

In this rigorous course, the emphasis will be on the application of GAAP and OCBOA rules and regulations in the preparation of financial statements using a variety of software application. There will be numerous situations where students will use their analytical skills and prepare written documents used by CPAs and accountants. Prerequisite: BUS 453 & BUS 454.

BUS 482 Selected Topics (1-4)
BUS 490 Independent Study (1-4)


COMM 342 Public Relations (4)

The development of public relations theories and practice. Includes principles and methods for audience, media, and message analysis; writing for business, industry and non-profit organizations; and creating and assessing effective forms of public relations in communications.

COMM 375 Principles of Marketing (4)

The study of marketing methods and practices. Topics include policies and problems related to consumers, pricing, advertising, management information systems and distribution and management of the marketing function. (cross-listed with BUS 375).

Computer Science

CSC 102 Introduction to Computers (4)

A first course intended for novice computer users that introduces microcomputers, word-processing, spreadsheets, selected computer applications software, and Internet utilities. In addition, the students learn the proper use of various computer peripherals including diskette drives, mice, keyboards, scanners and advanced digital devices.

CSC 110 Concepts of Programming (4)

Introduction of logic concepts in programming. Breadth approach to essential elements of computer programming. Text based operating systems such as DOS will be discussed. Topics covered are problem solving concepts, computer systems, Disk Operating systems, computer programming languages, programming fundamentals, testing and debugging, conditions and branching, Loops, flowcharts, compound statements, non-compound statements, top-down program design.

CSC 210 Introduction to Computer Programming (4)

First-semester computer programming course. This course introduces the principles of computer science, problem-solving methods and algorithm development using high-level language. This is a programming course primarily for computer science, computer information system, mathematics and science majors. The ability to use a computer is essential. Prerequisites: Computer Science 110 or permission of instructor, Mathematics 110 or equivalent

CSC 220 Advanced Computer Programming (4)

A second semester computer programming course. This course takes a state-of-the-art approach to software design/ development with object oriented techniques. Topics include algorithm analysis, string processing, internal search sort methods, complex data structures, design strategies, and code reusability. Prerequisites: Computer Science 210, Mathematics 151

CSC 300 Visual Programming (4)

A second-semester computer programming course which focuses on the design of visual user-interface in the windows environment. Topics include basic forms, simple structures, variables, control mechanism, types and expressions, complex data structure, looping, functions, procedures, selections, multiple forms, files and arrays. Perquisites: Computer Science 210, Mathematics 110

CSC 310 Algorithms (4)

Continues the study of the design and analysis of algorithms, particularly those handling complex data structures and non-numeric processes. Includes an introduction to algorithm design techniques, algorithm verification and the impact of parallel consumption on algorithms, operation systems and architecture. A brief introduction is given to artificial intelligence focusing on data representation and heuristic search methods. Prerequisites: Computer Science 220 or 300, Mathematics 241

CSC 315 Object Oriented Design and Analysis (4)

Discusses the features and advantages of object-oriented approach to problem solving, topics include abstraction inheritance, polymorphism, object-oriented design, analysis, implementation, and testing. Prerequisites: Computer Science 210 or 300, Mathematics 241

CSC 321 Computer Organization and Architecture (4)

Principles of computer organization and architecture are introduced from a layered point of view, beginning at data representation. and progressing through the machine language execution cycle. Representative software-hardware tradeoffs in the implementation of various computer system components will be presented. The design and interface to a variety of peripheral devices will also be discussed. The emphasis will be on the hardware aspects of a computer system. Prerequisites: Computer Science 102, Mathematics 241

CSC 331 Systems Analysis (4)

This is the first course in system engineering that stresses the system development life cycle. Students learn ways of organizing the structure and building very large-scale systems that may or may not involve computers. Includes information gathering, design tradeoffs, implementation strategies, product liability, acceptable risk analysis, and product follow-up. Prerequisites: Computer Science 210, Mathematics 241

CSC 332 Introduction to eCommerce (4)

Overview of eCommerce from BUSiness aspects to required eCommerce technical skills. A lecture based course with extensive on-line research for eCommerce information, useful sites, case studies and web tools. A basic E-Commerce architecture of three tiers such as the front end tier, the web server tier and the backend tier in the Windows NT and UNIX. connectivity to the backend database system and legacy systems. Security, protection, electronic payment, firewall and proxy. Several web designing tools and programming skills. The course builds a foundation for students to pursue higher level E-commerce courses. Prerequisites: Computer Science 110

CSC 335 Software Engineering (4)

Presents a formal approach to state-of-the-art techniques for software design and development, involving students in a team approach to organizing, managing and developing software. Prerequisites: Computer Science 220 or 330, Mathematics 241

CSC 340 Operating Systems (4)

Discusses the major functionality and principles behind all major operating systems tasks, including user interface, hardware sharing among users, multi-user environment, multiprocessing, and real-time systems. Prerequisites: Computer Science 210, mathematics 241

CSC 344 Web Design (4)

Studies the backbone of dynamic web documents. Subjects include web design standards, and web based application programming to make layout, tables, style sheets, templates, libraries, frames and rollovers. HTML and Script languages such as Java Scripts, GUI design paint tools and plug-ins are studied in depth. Prerequisites: Computer Science 210, Mathematics 241

CSC 350 Introduction to Data Communications and Networks (4)

Includes discussion of distributed data processing, communication techniques, wide-area and local-area networks, integrated services digital network, open systems interconnection, security and network management. Prerequisites: Computer Science 210, Mathematics 241

CSC 360 Computer System Security (4)

An introduction of security issues in computer systems and data communication, including Data Encryption Standard, public-key systems, digital signatures, ciphers, and supporting techniques. Prerequisites: Computer Science 210, Mathematics 241

CSC 370 Multimedia Technology (4)

Introduces modern multimedia technologies. Topics include basic concepts, principles, sound, image, animation standards, hardware and software requirements new technologies, current research and practice, and future directions. Prerequisites: Computer Science 210, Mathematics 151

CSC 400 Graphical User Interface (4)

An introductory course to user interface design fundamentals. Topics include development methodologies, evaluation techniques, user-interface building tools, considerations in design phase, identification of applicable design rules, and successful delivery of the design. Prerequisites: Computer Science 210

CSC 410 Database Management Systems (4)

Studies the concepts and structures necessary to design and operate a database management system. Topics include data modeling, rational database design, and database querying. Prerequisites: Computer Science 210, Mathematics 241

CSC 482 Selected Topics (1-4)

CSC 490 Independent Studies (1-4)
CSC 493 Field Studies (2)
CSC 499 Senior Capstone Project (4)

Undergraduate research or development project. The exact nature of the project is negotiated with the sponsoring professor.


ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics (3)

The study of principles of economics on the firm level, including resource pricing and allocation, market structures, supply and demand.

ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3)

The study of principles of economics on the national level, including the role of government and Business, national income, employment, and monetary and fiscal policy.

ECON 311 Statistical Methods (4)

The basic methods in analysis of central tendency, dispersion and probability distributions. Prerequisite: Math 115 or equivalent.


EDCU 362 Careers in Education (3)

An introduction to the teaching profession. Students who are considering a career in the field of education will become acquainted with the many facets of the teaching profession. Fieldwork in an educational setting is required.

EDGN 503 Mainstreaming Exceptional Students/Introduction to Special Education (3)

The study of exceptional persons, special education programs and current special education laws. Fieldwork required.

EDTP 500 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (3)

The historical, social and cultural foundations of American education, as seen through a historical narrative, with an emphasis on the diversity of contemporary schooling. Major philosophies of education which have informed American education and how they affect schooling in a society of multiple cultures. Fieldwork required. EDTP 500: juniors and seniors only with signed petition. Prerequisite for credential: 2.7 GPA.

EDTP 563 Microcomputers in Education (3)

Focuses on the use of microcomputers in educational settings and includes understanding of computer hardware, software, programming, tool and utility usage as well as CAI software used in the classroom. Meets the state requirements for the the preliminary teaching credential.


ENGL 111 Critical Reading and Writing (3)

Practice in the writing and revision of college level prose through the intensive study of interesting subject matter. Topics from recent sections of this course include Immigrant Narratives, Economics and Business themes in Literature, and the Vietnam War in Literature. Because English 111 is a foundational course for college-level writing, a prerequisite for all other English courses, and a requirement for graduation, it should be taken during the first year of enrollment.

ENGL 214 Contemporary Writers (4)

An introduction to selected writers from the Americas whose works help us understand ourselves culturally, socially, and intellectually in relation to our contemporary world. Prerequisite: ENGL 111

ENGL 312 The Teaching of Writing (3)

This course explores the cultural context of the teaching of writing in grades K-12. By working on collaborative class projects, students investigate major theories in composition and creatively apply them to different classroom scenarios. This course is required for all liberal studies majors and recommended for those who plan to teach at any level. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

ENGL 316 First and Second Language Development (4)

An introduction to the processes by which children acquire language and adults learn second languages. Special attention is given to the practical application of linguistic theories of language acquisition to teaching and tutoring. This class is recommended for students who plan to be teachers or to tutor in the CLU Writing Center. Prerequisite: ENGL 111 and junior or senior standing.

ENGL 335 Children's Literature (3)

A cultural approach to children’s literature through its history, major writers, genres, and themes. This course does not satisfy the Core requirement in literature, but it is required for the Liberal Studies major and recommended for students who have a strong interest in working with children.

ENGL 350 Studies in African-American Literature (4)

With an emphasis on literary works by African-American writers, this course explores race in the American context. Each semester offers a different focus based on culture, genre, or theme. For example: Race and Ethnicity in the 19th Century, Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, or Representations of Race in African-American Literature. Prerequisite: English 111.

Exercise Science

EXSC 354 Elementary School Physical Education (4)

Covers the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes in traditional and nontraditional activities and methods at the secondary school level.


GEOL 152 Introduction to Enviornmental Science (4)

An examination of the relationship between people and the physical environment. Topics include geologic hazards such as volcanoes and earthquakes; pollution of land, air and water; park conservation; energy alternatives; and global challenges such as ozone depletion and human-induced climate change. Lecture, 3 hours/week; Laboratory, 2 hours/week.

GEOL 152 Introduction to Enviornmental Science (4)


HIST 101 World Civilizations to 1500 (3)

Designed to give students a framework for further study in humanities, this course is a survey of the major civilizations and developments in world history to 1500, emphasizing the role of world religions, technological innovations and environmental conditions in shaping the world's major cultural traditions. Discussions focus on development of critical thinking and writing skills through examination of primary historical documents.

HIST 326 Era of the Civil War: From Slavery to Civil Rights (4)

An examination of sectionalism, Civil War and the Reconstruction with emphasis on primary source interpretation. Topics include racism and slavery, the contrasting natures of Northern and Southern societies, the politics of sectionalism, the causes and goals of the Civil War, and racial relationships and policies from Reconstruction to the modern civil rights movement.

Liberal Studies

LIBA 325 Liberal Studies Seminar (2)

This course is required of all liberal studies majors at CLU who have completed three semesters in the Professionals liberal studies program. Successful completion of this course will partially fulfill the elementary subject matter competence requirement. Students will also be introduced to the California Academic Content Standards for K-6 and the Teacher Performance Expectations (TPE) required in all teacher preparation programs.

LIBA 402 Theories of Teaching/Learning (3) , (Capstone)

This course is required of all liberal studies majors. Students will also explore theories of teaching, learning and the assessment of learning and the influence of those theories on content, methods and classroom environment, including the use of technology and their application in improving academic achievement for all students. Fieldwork required.


MATH 110 Intermediate Algebra (4)

This course covers equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational and radical expressions, exponents, graphing linear equations and inequalities, linear systems, exponential and logarithmic functions, and places extensive emphasis on word problems. This course is appropriate for students with Math SAT 500 or below.

MATH 115 Finite Mathematics (4)

This course studies the elementary models in business and social sciences including systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices, interest, annuities and an introduction to probability and statistics. Recommended for business and social science majors. Prerequisite: Mathematics 110 or Math SAT 510 or above. This course satisfies the Core 21 mathematics requirement.

MATH 128 Topics in Liberal Arts Math (4)

This course engages the students in an exploration of the nature of mathematics as well as a selection of mathematical topics chosen to illustrate why mathematics is one of the original liberal arts. An emphasis is placed on problem solving and communication of ideas through writing and class discussions. The nature of mathematics as well as two-, three- and four-dimensional geometry, and probability and statistics will be included each semester. Other topics will be chosen by the instructor. Prerequisite: MATH 110 or Math SAT 510 or above.

MATH 151 Precalculus (4)

This course studies real numbers, equations, inequalities and polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. Prerequisite: Mathematics 110 or Math SAT 510 or above. This course satisfies the Core 21 mathematics requirement.

MATH 241 Discrete Mathematics (4)

Topics include set theory, number systems, the nature of proofs, recursion, algorithms, graph theory and problem solving. This course is required for computer science and computer information systems majors. Prerequisite: Mathematics 151 or Math SAT 600 or above.

MATH 245 Applied Calculus (4)
This course examines methods of mathematics used in business and economics, with a focus on problem solving and applications. It includes the ideas of differential calculus, including applications to marginal analysis (cost, revenue, profit), the elasticity of demand, and optimization. Concepts of integration up through substitution are included. Optimization is further examined through systems of linear equations and matrices, linear programming and a brief introduction to game theory. Required for Business Majors. Prerequisite: MATH 115, MATH 145 or Math SAT 600 or above.


MUS 101 Music and Culture (3)

A music appreciation course designed to cultivate perceptive listening of the music of all stylistic periods with emphasis on the role of music within its cultural history.

MUS 102 Fundamentals of Music (3)

Emphasis is placed on the basic skills of reading and writing music. Students need have no prior knowledge of music. (Recommended for elementary classroom teachers or anyone interested in music.)


PHIL 315 Social Ethics (4)

The analysis of contemporary social issues such as abortion, capital punishment, affirmative action, multiculturalism, the environment, euthanasia and world hunger from a moral and philosophical perspective.

PHIL 350 Technology and Value (4)

A study of moral issues raised by the recent development of technology, including those related to computers, genetic engineering and the environment. The course examines how current technological achievements profoundly change our social, cultural and moral life, and how they create moral dilemmas in our society at the same time.



PHYS 100 Introduction to Astronomy (3)

An introduction to the solar and stellar objects in our visible universe.

PHYS 100L Astronomy Laboratory (1)

Includes identification of constellations and planets, use of telescopes, analysis of astronomical data and field trips. Laboratory: 2 hours / week. Prerequisite or corequisite: Physics 100.

Political Science

POLS 102 Theory and Practice of American Government (4)

An introduction to the basic political processes and institutions of the American governmental system. Topics include fundamental principles of democracy; the United Stages Constitution; the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the national government; political parties and interest groups; and the state and local political institutions. This course or its equivalent satisfies the social science requirement for Core-21.


PSYC 200 General Psychology (4)

Covers the concepts and principles pertinent to psychological processes as social behavior, development, perception, thinking and symbolic processes, physiology, personality and psychological disorders. Introduces students to the empirical foundation of the discipline of psychology. Prerequisite to all courses in psychology except 203, 207 and 215.

PSYC 215 Perspectives on Women and Men (4)

An examination of current sociological and psychological theory and research on the causes and consequences of sex role expectations to individuals, society and the relationship between men and women.

PSYC 222 Abnormal Psychology (4)

An survey and critique of traditional diagnostic categories of mental illness, plus an introduction to treatment approaches based on psychoanalytic, behavioral and humanistic models.

PSYC 305 Adult Development and Aging (4)

Studies the theories and principles pertaining to the developmental characteristics of adults, including the aged, in terms of the physical, mental, emotional and social development of the individual.

PSYC 312 Research Design and Statistics I (4)

Research Design and Statistics I is the first of a two course sequence in Psychology designed to prepare undergraduate psychology majors to develop the knowledge and skills needed to design, implement and analyze psychological research. Students will develop knowledge about ethical issues related to psychological research. Students will develop skill in critical reading and analyzing peer reviewed published research. This course will also introduce students to a variety of research designs and statistical analyses including qualitative, descriptive and correlation methodologies. Prerequisite: Mathematics 115 or 151 or equivalent.

PSYC 313 Research Design and Statistics II (4)

Research Design and Statistics II is the second course in a two course sequence designed to assist undergraduate psychology majors in developing the knowledge and skills needed to design, implement and analyze psychological research. Building on the skills learned in PSY 312, students will continue to develop knowledge about psychological research with a focus on experimental designs, quasi-experimental designs and inferential statistics. Students are required to design and implement an original research project using an experimental design. This course is a writing intensive course Prerequisite: Psychology 312.

PSYC 331 Physiological Psychology (4)

Studies the physiological aspects of human behavior, with special emphasis on neurological structure and functions as related to sensation, perception and psychopathology.

PSYC 401 Social Psychology (4)

Studies the influence of personal, group and social systems on individual attitudes and behavior. Includes socialization, social perception, attraction, aggression, prejudice, conformity, altruism and related topics, as well as the discussion of theories, methods and contemporary research.

PSYC 416 Social Learning Theory: Research and Application (4)

Covers the basic principles and procedures of behavior modification and learning theory as they apply to such areas as child and classroom management, behavioral self-change projects, medical psychology, developmental disabilities and mental health settings. Students read current literature in behavior analysis related to the etiology, treatment of addictive behavior disorders and behavioral disorders.

PSYC 430 Applied Psychology Practicum (4) (Capstone)

Involves the application of the psychological principles to personal and social problems of everyday life. Topics include positive psychology, the nature of personality, problem solving, stress, psychological disorders, career development and intimate relationships. Theory is integrated with practical application. Students conduct and present an individual experiment or project.


REL 300 Exploring Biblical Traditions (4)

This course will trace the development of religious consciousness and human experience, examine the foundations of Judaism and Christianity in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, explore the rise and expansion of Christianity in its unity and diversity, and explain its core beliefs and practices.

REL 334 Christianity in America (4)

This course will trace the historical development of Christianity in America, from its early encounter with Native American religions to its contemporary encounter with other global religions. Beginning with Spanish, French and English colonial empires, emphasis will be placed on the arrival of diverse religious refugees, the rise of uniquely American religious groups and the relation of Christianity to various socio-political movements and to the diversity of persons and cultures represented in American public life today (cross-listed with History 335).

REL 350 Exploring Christian Ethics (4)

An introduction to contemporary Christian ethics: its relationship to the Bible and Christian communities; and thinking on such important personal and social issues as sexual behavior, human reproduction, racial and ethnic relations, the taking of human life, poverty and economic issues, and the environment.

REL 354 Theology and Business Ethics (4)

This course applies ethical theory to business decisions within the context of theological reflection. With a strategic focus, the course will investigate the relationship between theological ethics and the economic concerns of managers. The course is particularly designed to help students become effective ethical agents by developing the skills to apply ethical principle to strategic business decisions. (cross-listed with Business 354)

Theatre Arts

TA 131 Beginning Acting (4)

An introduction to the fundamental techniques of acting as a basis for developing oral and physical communication skills. Individual and group participation is emphasized.

Credit for Prior Experiential Learning

Credit for prior experiential learning is available to all students enrolled at CLU whose prior experience has resulted in college-level learning. Experiential learning credit may only be awarded for courses listed in the current university catalog. However, experiential learning credit is not awarded for field studies, internships or independent study courses. The maximum number of credits that may be awarded to a student is 15. All students seeking experiential learning credit must enroll in Learning Resources 300, Adult Portfolio Development Seminar.

LR300 Adult Portfolio Development Seminar (1)

Preparation of a portfolio of prior experiential learning for submission to faculty evaluators. The seminar assists students with formulation of educational goals; identification of learning styles; relating experiential learning to traditional academic disciplines; and identifying and describing prior learning in written form. Learning Resources 300 is required of all students seeking credit for prior learning. Graded as Pass/No Credit only.

Independent Study

490 Independent Study (1-3)

An opportunity for students to work independently, in consultation with a faculty member, on in-depth research in particular areas of academic interest. Students may earn no more than three units of independent study credit in any given semester and may count no more than six units of independent study credit into the number of units required for their major. (Detailed information pertaining to independent study work is available in the Adult Center.) Letter Grade only. Field Study

493 Field Study (2)

An integrative learning experience which requires the design and implementation of a work-related project based on the concepts and theories acquired in the classroom. During the semester, a maximum of two units may be taken. The course may be repeated for different experiences, but a student can earn no more than six credits in field experience courses. (Detailed information pertaining to field study work is available in the Adult Center.) Grade of Pass/No Credit only.