2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 30, 2024  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


Undergraduate Prerequisites Course Numbering
A “C-” or higher is required in all prerequisite courses 100-299 - Lower division undergraduate
  300-499 - Upper division undergraduate
  500-699 - Graduate
Search Tip 700-799 - Doctoral
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  • PHIL 350 - History of Ideas: Scientific Revolution


    Credits: Three (3)
    A detailed study of the transition from the Greco-Medieval conception of the universe to the modern idea, the course concerns itself with the major thinkers of this era such as Nicolas Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, John Kepler, Galileo, and Isaac Newton. The course traces the historical causes of this important conceptual revolution and assesses its impact upon European civilization at that time.
  
  • PHIL 376 - Ethics Of War


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores the ethical dimensions of
    the use of military force up to and including
    war, both by states and by non-state actors. It
    covers not only the decisions and justifications
    of using force in the first place, but also the
    methods and means of force, once employed. The
    course will survey a variety of sources of
    military ethics, including international law,
    secular political philosophy, and the war ethics
    in various world religions.
    Cross-listed: PSCI-376
  
  • PHIL 420 - Aesthetics: Exper/Beauty


    Credits: Three (3)
    Inquiry into the philosophy of the beautiful: the metaphysical and psychological aspects of artistic production and appreciation. This course considers the nature of art, the status of beauty, the role of perception in art, the function and use of artistic work, and the social importance of art.
  
  • PHIL 455 - Lit/Phil of Environment


    Credits: Three (3)
    An introduction to the intellectual foundations of the environmental movement. Students will read and discuss the major 19th Century writers who were the source of the environmental movement and become acquainted with the philosophical ideas that underpin the movement. Students also will learn about an ensemble of artists who have contributed to and drawn inspiration from the environmental movement.
    Cross-listed: HUM-455
  
  • PHIL 496 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
  
  • PHIL 497 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    These courses are offered periodically based on the interests of our students and faculty. For more information and a listing of current offerings, please see additional descriptions at www.maryville.edu/specialstudies.
  
  • PHIL 498 - Seminar


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • PHTH 500 - Principles of PT I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: For PT Students
    This course provides an introduction to the profession of physical therapy and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) core values. This course addresses awareness of self and the effect that individual beliefs, attitudes, and values have on clinical behavior. Emphasis is placed on professional behavior and communication skills. Concepts of teaching and learning theories will be presented. This course also addresses disability awareness and interprofessional education. Portfolios are introduced as a reflective assessment tool.
  
  • PHTH 502 - Principles of PT II


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-500, For PT Students
    This course further emphasizes the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Model (ICF) and disablement models. This course focuses on components and performance of the medical interview. Documentation models will be discussed as well as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Functional Independence Measure (FIM), and cultural competence.
  
  • PHTH 509 - Kinesiology I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-394, and PHYS-104; For PT Students
    Kinesiology is the study of human motion. This course is designed to analyze the principles of biomechanics, muscle and joint anatomy and function which interact to produce or limit normal motion. Kinesiology I will include biomechanics, mechanical properties of joints and muscles and analysis of the upper extremity, temporal mandibular joint (TMJ), cervical and thoracic spine. Analysis of the upper extremity, TMJ, cervical and thoracic spine will include the structure, function, mechanics, select pathomechanics and analysis of movement at each region.
  
  • PHTH 509L - Required Lab - Phth 509


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: PHTH-509

  
  • PHTH 514 - Exercise Principles


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-522, PHTH-524, and PHTH-529
    Corequisite: PHTH-514L

    General exercise principles including physiology, purpose, rationale, effects, indications and contraindications are studied in this course. Therapeutic exercise performed with and with-out equipment will be examined. Students will develop skills in the application of selected therapeutic exercises.
  
  • PHTH 515 - Kinesiology II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-509, For PT Students
    Kinesiology is the study of human motion. This course is designed to analyze the principles of biomechanics, muscle and joint anatomy and function which interact to produce or limit normal motion. Kinesiology II will include biomechanics, mechanical properties of joints and muscles and analysis of the lower extremity, lumbar spine, posture and gait. Analysis of the lower extremity and lumbar spine will include the structure, function, mechanics, select pathomechanics and analysis of movement at each region.
  
  • PHTH 522 - Functional Neurophysiology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-511; For PT Students
    Functional Neurophysiology is a lecture course that comprises a study of the physiological application of neuroanatomy to the analysis of normal and abnormal movement. It is designed to address the functional aspects of the nervous system and how they change in different neurological diseases with altered movements and behavior and to explore neuroscience issues important to the practice of physical rehabilitation.
  
  • PHTH 523 - Physical Agents


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-509, PHTH-522, PHTH-525, PHTH-529, and PHTH-531; For PT Students
    Corequisite: PHTH-523L

    This course presents a wide range of physical therapy treatment procedures that use electricity, electromagnetic energy, heat, cold, light, sound, traction and compression to produce specific theraputic goals. The physiologic impacts of each physical agent on normal and abnormal human bodies are observed and studied. Students develop skills in the safe and appropriate application of physical agents to the human body. Principles and practice of examination and evaluation skills and integration of anatomy and kinesiology principles are included within this course.
  
  • PHTH 523L - Required Lab-Phth 523


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: PHTH-523

  
  • PHTH 524 - Examination Procedures


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-515, PHTH-522, and PHTH-525, For PT Students
    This course presents principles and practice of examination skills. Examination is required prior to the initial intervention and is performed for all patients/clients. The initial examination is a comprehensive screening and specific testing process leading to diagnostic classification or, as appropriate, to a referral to another practitioner. By the completion of this course the student will be prepared to perform a basic initial physical therapy examination. The focus of this course is on performing a patient interview screening for red flags, performing a systems review, goniometry, manual muscle testing, muscle length assessment, examination of gait deviations and a neurologic examination (mental status, cranial nerves, reflexes, coordination).
  
  • PHTH 525 - Patient Management


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-511, PHTH-500, PHTH-509, and PHTH-531; For PT Students
    The course presents patient management needed to function in the health care environment. Patient care skills include body mechanics, positioning, draping, range of motion, transfers, standard precautions, massage, ambulation with assistive devices, wheel chairs, vital signs, and communication skills. Concurrent laboratory instruction reinforces the basic principles learned in lecture. Throughout this class the student will be developing clinical decision making abilities and documenting on provisions directed towards patient care. Prosthetics and orthotics will be introduced in this class.
  
  • PHTH 527 - Intro to Diagnostic Imaging


    Credits: One (1)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-515; PHTH-522; and PHTH-525; For PT Students
    This course includes the study of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging studies. This course will introduce concepts of imaging using plain film radiography, arthrography, magnetic imaging (MRI), computerized axial tomography (CAT), angiography, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine. Students will learn to understand radiographic anatomy and clinical correlation with different patient cases. Emphasis will also be placed on understanding diagnostic imaging from a primary care practitioner point of view. Diagnostic imaging cases covered will include musculoskeletal, neurologic, and cardiopulmonary conditions.
  
  • PHTH 529 - Exercise Physiology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-394 and HEPR-370; For PT Students
    This course provides students the didactic background on the physiological effects of exercise on the human body. This course emphasizes the neural, hormonal, cardiovascular and pulmonary responses with acute and chronic exercise. Additional topics include but not limited to measurement of oxygen uptake/energy expenditure, exercise response in special populations through lifespan and applications of exercise physiology concepts to sports and athletic performance enhancement.
  
  • PHTH 531 - Systems and Disease I


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-396, and HEPR-370; For PT Students
    This course provides the learner with the  distinctive role of the physical therapist in clinical decision making by identifying underlying impairments from various body systems that contribute to reduced movement throughout the lifespan.  This first of a four-course series emphasizes the alterations in body structure and function, activities, participation and differential diagnosis across the lifespan.  This course emphasizes the physical therapy management of patients with immune and integumentary
    dysfunction as well as a variety of other conditions including Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, various cancers and infectious diseases.
  
  • PHTH 532 - Systems and Disease II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-531, For PT Students
    This course provides the learner with the distinctive role of the physical therapist in clinical decision making by identifying underlying impairments from various body systems that contribute to reduced movement throughout the lifespan. This is the second of a four-course series that emphasizes the alterations in body structure and function, activities, participation and differential diagnosis across the musculoskeletal system that influences dysfunctional movement.
  
  • PHTH 533 - Systems and Disease III


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-531; For PT Students
    This course provides the learner with the distinctive role of the physical therapist in clinical decision making by identifying underlying impairments from various body systems that contribute to reduced movement throughout the lifespan.  This is the third of a four-course series that emphasizes the alterations in body structure and function, activities, participation and differential diagnosis across the neurological system that influences dysfunctional movement.
  
  • PHTH 534 - Systems and Disease IV


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH 529, and PHTH 531; For PT Students
    Corequisite: PHTH 514, PHTH 626, PHTH 627, PHTH 644, and PHTH 652

    This course provides the learner with the distinctive role of the physical therapist in clinical decision making by identifying underlying impairments from various body systems that contribute to reduced movement throughout the lifespan.  This is the fourth of a four-course series that emphasizes the alterations in body structure and function, activities, participation and differential diagnosis across the cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, lymphatic, gastrointestinal, hematological, and genitourinary systems that influences dysfunctional movement.
  
  • PHTH 551 - Research Methods


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: SOSC 341, For PT Students
    The courses purpose is to enable students to assess the credibility and applicability of research results. Emphasis is placed on presenting principles of research design and statistical methods which will enhance their ability to review professional literature critically, and to develop a research proposal and systematic review of literature.
  
  • PHTH 626 - Orthopedic Conditions I


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-524, PHTH-532; For PT Students
    This course emphasizes the distinctive role of the physical therapist in the systematic examination, diagnosis, and intervention of patients and clients with musculoskeletal pathologies (particularly of the neck, back, shoulder, hip, sacroiliac joint, knee and
    ankle/foot) with an emphasis on movement dysfunction.  Concurrent didactic and laboratory sessions enhance learning and an appreciation for psychomotor skills related to maximizing movement in the context of activities and participation in
    patients and clients with musculoskeletal dysfunction.
  
  • PHTH 627 - Functional Development


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PSYC-254, PHTH-522, PHTH-532, and PHTH-533; For PT Students
    This course presents the normal and abnormal development of the major organ systems with emphasis on pediatrics and the diagnoses: cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and Myelodysplasia. Lifespan normal and abnormal development in the biophysical area are covered including wellness during each age level.
  
  • PHTH 628 - Orthopedic Conditions II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-626; PHTH-645, and PHTH-646; For PT Students
    This course emphasizes the distinctive role of the physical therapist in the systematic examination, diagnosis, and intervention of patients and clients with musculoskeletal pathologies (particularly of the elbow, forearm, wrist/hand, and  temporomandibular joint.Amputations, prosthetics, and orthotics will also be discussed) with an emphasis on movement dysfunction.  Concurrent didactic and laboratory sessions enhance learning and an appreciation for psychomotor skills related to maximizing movement in the context of activities and participation in patients and clients with musculoskeletal dysfunction.
  
  • PHTH 629 - Advanced Assessment


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: PHTH 628, PHTH 632, PHTH 633, PHTH 634; For PT Students
    The course is designed as a problem-based learning approach to the examination, evaluation, and treatment of the multi-system patient/client. Students evaluate patients with various medical diagnoses. Physical therapy diagnosis/prognosis and evidence based practice are the requirements for each comprehensive case analysis. Small group learning emphasizes the team approach as well as peer review. Cases are designed to develop clinical reasoning, teamwork, professional communication skills, and assure competency of applied clinical skills.
  
  • PHTH 630 - Spectrum of Care throughout the Life Span


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-628, PHTH-631, PHTH-632, PHTH-633, and PHTH-634; For PT Students
    This course examines geriatric and aging issues across the lifespan as related to physical therapy practice. Common aging theories and the effects of aging on all body systems, as well as the influence of these changes on client health, function, and ability to respond to therapy interventions, will be explored. All systems (musculoskeletal, neurological, genitourinary, integumentary, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and endocrine) will be investigated. Students will integrate this knowledge through case studies. The impact of lifespan issues, family/cultural/ societal support systems and expectations, and health care resource limitations will also be considered. Clinical decision-making skills will be enhanced through the assimilation of client information and physical therapy examination, resulting in the development of appropriate plans of care.
  
  • PHTH 631 - Pharmacology for Physical Therapists


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-531, PHTH-532, PHTH-533, PHTH-534 For PT Students
    Pharmacology is an integrative rather than an autonomous science, serving as a bridge between the clinical and the basic sciences. The course is intended to provide the student with the background necessary for the clinical treatment of patients referred to Physical Therapy. This course will include the study of fundamentals of the actions of drugs, including mechanisms of therapeutic and adverse effects and their implications in physical therapy interventions. The course will especially concentrate on the use of drugs in the treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiopulmonary systems.
  
  • PHTH 632 - Neurologic Conditions and Management


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-533, PHTH-627, PHTH-645, and PHTH-646; For PT Students
    This course emphasizes the distinctive role of the physical therapist in the systematic examination, diagnosis, and intervention of patients and clients with neurologic pathologies with an emphasis on movement dysfunction. Concurrent didactic and laboratory sessions enhance learning and an appreciation for psychomotor skills related to maximizing movement in the context of activities and participation in patients and clients with neurologic dysfunction.
  
  • PHTH 633 - Management of Ethical Practice


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-644; For PT Students
    This course is designed to prepare students for managerial and administrative situations, which they will face as they begin to practice physical therapy. The course views management issues from a macroscopic to a microscopic perspective, and utilizes the LAMP document skills required by all practicing clinicians. Students first learn about the health care environment today and the delivery of health care within contemporary systems of organizations. The course explores the external pressures facing healthcare access and delivery today, and how these relate to the practice of physical therapy in the 21st century. The six pillars that support the concept of a “doctoring profession” as outlined in the APTA Vision 2020 also are explored.
  
  • PHTH 634 - Cardiopulmonary Conditions and Management


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-534, PHTH-645, and PHTH-646; For PT Students
    This course emphasizes the distinctive role of the physical therapist in the systematic examination, diagnosis, and intervention of patients and clients with cardiovascular and pulmonary pathologies with an emphasis on movement dysfunction.  Concurrent didactic and laboratory sessions enhance learning and an appreciation for psychomotor skills related to maximizing movement in the context of activities and participation in patients and clients with cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction.
  
  • PHTH 644 - Clinical Education Foundations I


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-502; For PT Students
    This course addresses pertinent topics to prepare students for clinical education experiences. This course emphasizes topics related to clinical education including policies and procedures, models of clinical education, expectations, direction and supervision, ethical decision-making, first aid, safety, and emergency preparedness. The Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI) assessment tool for clinical education will be discussed.
  
  • PHTH 645 - Clinical Experience I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-514, PHTH-534, PHTH-626, PHTH-627, PHTH-644, and PHTH-652; For PT Students
    Corequisite: PHTH-646

    Clinical education is an integral component of the curriculum to prepare students to enter the profession of physical therapy.

    This is the first of a sequence of two full-time, five-week clinical experiences under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist serving as a clinical instructor. Students are required to have a variety of clinical rotation types.

  
  • PHTH 646 - Clinical Experience II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-514, PHTH-534, PHTH-626, PHTH-627, PHTH-644, and PHTH-652; For PT Students
    Corequisite: PHTH-645

    Clinical education is an integral component of the curriculum to prepare students to enter the profession of physical therapy.

    This is the second of a sequence of two full-time, five-week clinical experiences under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist serving as a clinical instructor. Students are required to have a variety of clinical rotation types.

  
  • PHTH 647 - Clinical Education Foundations II


    Credits: One (1)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-633, PHTH-645, and PHTH-646; For PT Students
    This course addresses issues related to employment including human resource issues, resume writing, and job seeking. This course expands on conflict management related to ethical issues. Components of clinical instructor training are discussed. This course addresses pertinent topics related to clinical education including safety and emergency preparedness and the Clinical Performance Instrument.

  
  • PHTH 648 - Clinical Experience III


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-629, PHTH-630, PHTH-647, PHTH-653, PHTH-664, and PHTH-665; For PT Students
    Corequisite: PHTH-649

    Clinical education is an integral component of the curriculum to prepare students to enter the profession of physical therapy.

    Clinical Experience III, IV and V include three ten-week clinical affiliations under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist serving as a clinical instructor. Students are required to have a variety of clinical rotation types.

  
  • PHTH 649 - Clinical Experience IV


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-629, PHTH-630, PHTH-647, PHTH-653, PHTH-664, and PHTH 665; For PT Students
    Corequisite: PHTH-648

    Clinical education is an integral component of the curriculum to prepare students to enter the profession of physical therapy.

    Clinical Experience III, IV and V include three ten-week clinical affiliations under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist serving as a clinical instructor. Students are required to have a variety of clinical rotation types.

  
  • PHTH 650 - Clinical Experience V


    Credits: Five (5)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-648 and PHTH-649; For PT Students

    Clinical education is an integral component of the curriculum to prepare students to enter the profession of physical therapy

    Clinical Experience III, IV and V include three ten-week clinical affiliations under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist serving as a clinical instructor. Students are required to have a variety of clinical rotation types.

  
  • PHTH 652 - Research Proposal I


    Credits: One (1)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-551; For PT Students
    Students work in small groups under the direction of a faculty advisor to prepare and present a research proposal/pilot or systematic review of the literature related to clinical practice of physical therapy.
  
  • PHTH 653 - Research Proposal II


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-652; For PT Students
    This is part II of the research preparation courses. Students work in small groups under the direction of a faculty advisor to prepare a research proposal/pilot or systematic review of the literature related to clinical practice of physical therapy. The focus of this portion will be data collection, methods and results.
  
  • PHTH 654 - Research Symposium


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-653; For PT Students
    This symposium provides the opportunity for faculty and students within the Physical Therapy program to meet together and share their research. Students will share their research proposals through a paper, poster presentation and platform presentation.
  
  • PHTH 662 - Seminar in Physical Therapy


    Credits: One (1)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-628, PHTH-632, and PHTH-633; For PT Students

    This course is specifically designed to provide students additional information on a variety of issues related to the physical therapy profession.

  
  • PHTH 663 - Seminar in Physical Therapy


    Credits: One (1)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-628, PHTH-632, and PHTH-633; For PT Students

    This course is specifically designed to provide students additional information on a variety of issues related to the physical therapy profession.

  
  • PHTH 664 - Seminar in Physical Therapy


    Credits: One (1)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-628, PHTH-632, and PHTH-633; For PT Students
    This course consists of three or more one-credit options specifically designed to provide students additional information on a variety of issues related to the physical therapy profession.
  
  • PHTH 665 - Differential Diagnosis


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: PHTH-628, and PHTH-632; For PT Students
    This course will integrate previously learned concepts about differential diagnosis and apply this to complex multi-system patients seen by physical therapists. In this course the student will learn methods for screening the body organ systems when making a differential diagnosis in order to prepare students for direct access and primary care delivery models. The ability to relate the pertinent information from the subjective evaluation or history along with the physical examination and then deciding whether or not a patient should be treated or referred to another medical practitioner will be mastered. Therapists will determine a physical therapy diagnosis or decide if a patient history and or signs/symptoms raise red flags that suggest a referral to another practitioner.
  
  • PHYS 103 - General Physics I


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: MATH-125
    Corequisite: PHYS-103L

    General physics is an algebra-based course of lectures and experimental demonstrations with correlated lab work on the fundamental principles of physics: mechanics and heat.
  
  • PHYS 103L - Required Lab - Phys 103


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: PHYS-103

  
  • PHYS 104 - General Physics II


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: PHYS-103; Minimum grade C-
    This course is a continuation of PHYS 103 and covers wave motion, sound, electricity, optics, light and magnetism.
  
  • PHYS 104L - Required Lab Phys 104


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: PHYS-104

    Required lab - PHYS 104
  
  • PHYS 105 - Astronomy


    Credits: Three (3)
    Astronomy presents a survey of celestial bodies, the means of gathering information on them, and theories of their origin and evolution.
    Cross-listed: SCI-105
  
  • PHYS 120 - The Physics of Light and Sound Waves


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course covers basic concepts of light, color, visual phenomena, and the physical principles involved in the description, generation, and reproduction of sound. See SCI 120
    Cross-listed: SCI-120
  
  • PHYS 153 - Calculus-Based Physics I


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: MATH-151; minimum grade C-
    This course studies many basic principles physicists use to understand the world. Through engaged learning, demonstrations and laboratory work, students will use calculus and other mathematics to study classical mechanics and thermodynamics.
  
  • PHYS 154 - Calculus-Based Physics II


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: PHYS-153; Minimum grade C-
    This course surveys many basic principles physicists use to understand the world. Through lectures, demonstrations and laboratory work, students will use calculus and other mathematics to study wave motion, sound, electricity, magnetism, light and quantum mechanics.
  
  • PHYS 222 - Meteorology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Meteorology is the scientific study of Earths weather and climates, including the structure and composition of the atmosphere, and how the elements of temperature, pressure, moisture, and energy interact to produce various weather phenomena. Current events in weather, including extreme weather and environmental concerns, also will be emphasized.
    Cross-listed: SCI-222
  
  • PHYS 296 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • PHYS 297 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • PHYS 350 - Current Topics in Physics


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will emphasize a current topic in physics including but not limited to string theory, chaos theory, or multi-universe theory. This course will involve reading and discussion of the current topic.
  
  • PHYS 440 - Modern Physics


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: PHYS-103 and PHYS-104
    Modern physics presents the theory of relativity, introductory quantum theory, atomic structure of matter, physical properties of solids, and nuclear structure.
  
  • PHYS 497 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • PHYS 498 - Seminar


    Credits: Two (2)
  
  • PSCI 101 - American Government


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course studies the organization, operation and development of the American national political system.
    Note: It fulfills the Missouri state requirement.
  
  • PSCI 102 - Introduction to World Politics


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is an introductory survey of the features of the global system of states in anarchy. It explores the rudiments of fundamental questions of global politics, including how foreign policy is made, the causes of war, the incentives for international cooperation, and the emergence of international norms. It also provides a grounding of world geography.
  
  • PSCI 103 - America and The Contemporary World


    Credits: Three (3)
    History of American foreign relations since World War II.
    Cross-listed: HIST-103, HIST-303, PSCI-303
  
  • PSCI 108 - Comparative Politics


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course studies several Western, Communist/former Communist, and Third World political systems using comparative analysis.
  
  • PSCI 110 - Political Ideologies


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course studies major political philosophers, from Plato to Marx, and their contributions to political theory.
    Cross-listed: PHIL-110, PHIL-310, PSCI-310
  
  • PSCI 197 - Special Studies


    Credits: Three (3)
  
  • PSCI 231 - International Law


    Credits: Three (3)

    This course surveys the content of public international law and the theories by which states create and comply with it. It covers the principles of state sovereignty, the law of diplomatic relations, regulations on human rights and the use of military force, the law of territory, and legal measures to protect the environment.

  
  • PSCI 271 - History and Governments of Mideast


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course examines the rise of Islamic civilization and the development of Middle Eastern affairs to the present.
    Cross-listed: PSCI-371, HIST-371, HIST-371
  
  • PSCI 272 - History Governments East Asia


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a historical study of Japan, Korea, Thailand and the countries of East Asia excluding China. For China,
    Cross-listed: HIST/PSCI 172/372
  
  • PSCI 273 - History and Governments of Africa


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a comparative study of the political systems of various African countries and their historic, ethnic, cultural, ideological, social and economic settings.
    Cross-listed: HIST-273, HIST-373, PSCI-373
  
  • PSCI 275 - History and Governments of China


    Credits: Three (3)
  
  • PSCI 287 - History and Governments of Germany


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys the political history of the German-speaking people, who have played an integral part in the development of Europe and Western culture. It includes the Holy Roman Empire, the Reformation, Congress system, the unification of modern Germany, the Nazi Era, and post-war divided and reunited Germany.
    Cross-listed: HIST-287, HIST-387, PSCI-387
  
  • PSCI 288 - History and Goverments of Russia


    Credits: Three (3)
    The course surveys the political history of Russia and its relationship with the rest of the world. Among other things, the course covers the Kievan system, the rise of Moscow, the czarist Empire, the Soviet Union, and post-Soviet Russia.
    Cross-listed: HIST-288, HIST-388, PSCI-388
  
  • PSCI 296 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • PSCI 297 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • PSCI 298 - Seminar in Political Science


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • PSCI 299 - Internship


    Credits: One (1) to Twelve (12)
  
  • PSCI 303 - America and Contemp World


    Credits: Three (3)
    History of American foreign relations since World War II.
    Cross-listed: HIST-103, HIST-303, PSCI-103
  
  • PSCI 310 - Political Ideologies


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys the major political ideologies in the United Statesand worldwide, including liberalism, conservatism, the far left, and the far right.
    Cross-listed: PSCI-110
  
  • PSCI 315 - Congress and the Legislative Process


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course studies the political bases,
    structures, and functions of Congress. It
    examines Congress’s interaction in political
    leadership and policy making, both internally and
    with other branches of the Federal government.
  
  • PSCI 317 - American Constitutional Law


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course studies development of constitutional law from the beginning of the Republic to the Rehnquist Court.
    Note: It fulfills the Missouri state requirement.
  
  • PSCI 319 - Civil Liberties/Rights


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course examines modern civil rights and civil liberties issues, including freedom of expression, due process, right to privacy, affirmative action, and womens constitutional issues.
    Note: It fulfills the Missouri state requirement.
  
  • PSCI 371 - History and Governments of Mideast


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course examines the rise of Islamic civilization and the development of Middle Eastern affairs to the present.
    Cross-listed: PSCI-271, HIST-371, HIST-371
  
  • PSCI 372 - History Governments East Asia


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a historical study of Japan, Korea, Thailand and the countries of East Asia excluding China. For China,
    Cross-listed: HIST/PSCI 172
  
  • PSCI 373 - History and Governments of Africa


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a comparative study of the political systems of various African countries and their historic, ethnic, cultural, ideological, social and economic settings.
    Cross-listed: HIST-273, HIST-373, PSCI-273
  
  • PSCI 375 - History and Governments of China


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a historical study of Chinese
    history and governments with emphasis on
    developments in the last two centuries.


    Cross-listed: PSCI-275, PSCI-375, HIST-375, HIST-375

  
  • PSCI 376 - Ethics Of War


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course explores the ethical dimensions of the use of military force up to and including war, both by states and by non-state actors. It covers not only the decisions and justifications of using force in the first place, but also the methods and means of force, once employed. The course will survey a variety of sources of military ethics, including international law, secular political philosophy, and the war ethics in various world religions.
    Cross-listed: PHIL-376
  
  • PSCI 387 - History and Governments of Germany


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course surveys the political history of the German-speaking people, who have played an integral part in the development of Europe and Western culture. It includes the Holy Roman Empire, the Reformation, Congress system, the unification of modern Germany, the Nazi Era, and post-war divided and reunited Germany.
    Cross-listed: HIST-287, HIST-387, PSCI-287
  
  • PSCI 388 - History and Governments of Russia


    Credits: Three (3)
    The course surveys the political history of Russia and its relationship with the rest of the world. Among other things, the course covers the Kievan system, the rise of Moscow, the czarist Empire, the Soviet Union, and post-Soviet Russia.
    Cross-listed: HIST-288, HIST-388, PSCI-288
  
  • PSCI 395 - Model United Nations


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course consists of a study of the politics and constitutions of selected international organizations. Students will acquire advanced practical training as public speakers and rhetors, and refine their skills in parliamentary procedure, issue advocacy, persuasion, argumentation, and consensus building. Students may repeat the course for credit.
    Cross-listed: COMM-395
  
  • PSCI 397 - Special Studies


    Credits: Three (3)
  
  • PSCI 402 - Advanced International Relations


    Credits: Three (3)

    This course is a deep application and synthesis of international relations concepts and theories to international problems. Students will examine the primary literature and topics that have the attention of the professionals in the field, and deepen their applied knowledge of world politics through online simulation.

  
  • PSCI 496 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • PSCI 497 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    These courses are offered periodically based on the interests of our students and faculty. For more information and a listing of current offerings, please see additional descriptons at www.maryville.edu/specialstudies.
  
  • PSCI 498 - Seminar


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
  • PSCI 499 - Internship


    Credits: One (1) to Nine (9)
  
  • PSYC 101 - General Psychology


    Credits: Three (3)
    An introductory survey of psychology. Psychology as a field is very broad, and we will be examining most of the major sub-areas that comprise psychology, including the development of psychology as a science, learning and memory, biological foundations of behavior, sensation and perception, human development, motivation and emotions, cognition, abnormal psychology, and social psychology. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and understanding the scientific methods used in the discipline.
 

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