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2016-2017 USC Union Bulletin (Archived Copy)
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2016-2017 USC Union Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
    
 
  May 17, 2022
 
2016-2017 USC Union Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 
  
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    PEDU 121 - Beginning Tennis

    Credits: 1

    Basic strokes, history, rules, and strategy of the game

  
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    PEDU 122 - Volleyball

    Credits: 1

    Recreational and competitive volleyball skills.

  
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    PEDU 129 - Racquetball

    Credits: 1

    Fundamental skills, rules, and terminology

  
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    PEDU 132 - Intermediate Tennis.

    Credits: 1

    Intermediate skills and strategies.

    Prerequisites: PEDU 121 or consent of instructor

  
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    PHIL 102 - Introduction to Philosophy

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to the main problems of philosophy and its methods of inquiry, analysis, and criticism. Works of important philosophers will be read.

    Note: Honors section offered.

  
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    PHIL 111 - Introduction to Logic II

    Credits: 3

    Inductive and decision-making arguments, and criteria of acceptability for them.

    Note: Honors section offered.

  
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    PHIL 114 - Introduction to Formal Logic I

    Credits: 3

    Formal logic, including foundational logical concepts, syntax and semantics of first-order logic; derivations; applications.

    Note: Honors section offered.

    Carolina Core ARP

  
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    PHIL 211 - Contemporary Moral Issues

    Credits: 3

    Moral issues confronting men and women in contemporary society. Topics will vary but may include discussion of problems related to abortion, drugs, euthanasia, war, social engineering, and punishment of criminals.

    Note: Carolina Core VSR

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Community Service
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    PHYS 151 - Physics in the Arts

    Credits: 3

    The physics of sound, color, illumination; musical instruments and photographic processes. Credit may not be received for both PHYS 151 and 153 or both PHYS 151 and 155.

  
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    PHYS 151L - Physics in the Arts Laboratory

    Credits: 1

    Laboratory work on wave motion, including acoustic, optical, photographic, and electronic measurements. Credit may not be received for both PHYS 151L and 153L or both PHYS 151L and 155L.

    Corequisite: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 151

    Prerequisites: Prereq or coreq: PHYS 151

  
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    POLI 107 - Controversies in Political Theory

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to the analysis of disputes about the nature of politics and of political ideas such as freedom, equality, and justice.

  
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    POLI 201 - American National Government

    Credits: 3

    The formation and development of the national government, its organization and powers.

    Note: Overlay Course
    Carolina Core GSS
    Carolina Core VSR
    (VSR credit only if taken at USC Columbia or Palmetto College Campus Fall 2013 or later.)

  
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    PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to and survey of the basic concepts and findings within the field of psychology

    Note: Carolina Core: GSS

  
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    PSYC 103 - Psychology of Adjustment

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to theories and processes underlying and facilitating human adjustment in the community, family, and workplace.

  
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    PSYC 300 - Human Sexual Behavior

    Credits: 3

    Psychological, physiological, and sociological factors of human sexual behavior and attitudes

  
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    PSYC 301 - Psychology of Marriage

    Credits: 3

    The psychological, physiological, and social characteristics of marriage.

    Cross-listed Course: WGST 301

  
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    PSYC 310 - Psychology of Women

    Credits: 3

    Women’s experiences: childhood and adolescence, work, family, cultural images, adjustment, and social change.

    Cross-listed Course: WGST 310

  
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    PSYC 350 - Industrial Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Psychological techniques applied to various industrial problem areas, such as management and supervision, morale, efficiency, training, personnel selection and placement, and relations among personnel.

  
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    PSYC 360 - Applied Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Uses of psychological knowledge and techniques in practical contexts; clinical, school, industrial, consumer, and environmental psychology.

  
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    PSYC 380 - Sport Psychology

    Credits: 3

    The role of sports in socialization, personality development and competence, including: spectator-performer interactions, motivation, competition effects; and the application of psychological techniques to performance enhancement.

  
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    PSYC 399 - Independent Study

    Credits: 1-6

    Closely supervised project or research experience in psychology. Approved contract required. May be repeated for up to six credits. Not for psychology major credit.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 and consent of instructor

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

  
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    PSYC 400 - Survey of Learning and Memory

    Credits: 3

    Research and applications concerning the acquisition of new behavior and knowledge, including accounts based on classical and instrumental conditioning and on information-processing models.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    PSYC 405 - Cognitive Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Research and theories on sensory memory, attention, short-term and working memory, human learning and forgetting, imagery, long-term memory, speech perception, reading, language, thinking and problem solving, and decision making.

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    PSYC 410 - Survey of Abnormal Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Covers the classification, diagnosis, etiological theories, and treatments of the major mental and emotional disorders.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    PSYC 420 - Survey of Developmental Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Psychological development from conception to late adulthood. Topics include physical, cognitive, and social processes associated with development at each stage of the life cycle.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or EDPY 335 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

  
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    PSYC 430 - Survey of Social Psychology

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to theory and research in social psychology from a psychological viewpoint. Topics include social perception, social cognition, attitudes, interpersonal relationships, aggression, prosocial behavior, and group processes

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    PSYC 440 - Survey of Personality

    Credits: 3

    Covers the major theories and research on personality and the dynamics of human motivation.

    Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or SCHC 130

    Note: Carolina Core Integrative Course, Psychology, BA, BS

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    RCAM 104 - Foundations of Composition

    Credits: 3

    A course in writing skills with practice in composing essays, including intensive review of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.

  
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    RCAM 105 - Contemporary College Mathematics

    Credits: 3

    Linear and quadratic equations and models, functions, exponential models, logarithms, systems of equations, fundamentals of probability and statistics.

  
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    RCAM 106 - Foundations of College Algebra

    Credits: 3

    Operations on real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, factoring, absolute value equations, exponential and radical expressions, graphs, and functions. Additional topics may include math study skills, logarithms, exponential functions, probability, statistics, systems of equations, polynomial division, and mathematical modeling.

    Note: In order to receive a grade of C or better in RCAM 106 students must pass the math placement test (MPT) with a minimum score of MB1 or MA2.

  
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    RCAM 151 - Computer Literacy and Application

    Credits: 3

    Upon completion of this course the student will be able to describe the general components of computers and what they do, effectively use the Internet to locate and/or publish information, effectively use a computer operating system and utility applications (e.g. Windows and virus protection to manage and protect the files) and four, demonstrate the effective use of contemporary application software - Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

  
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    RCAM 205 - Foundations of Leadership

    Credits: 3

    This course combines leadership theory with practical application, equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to work more effectively with people, become better leaders, and reach their professional goals.

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    RELG 101 - Exploring Religions

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the beliefs and practices of the world’s religions and to the methods scholars use to study them.

    Note: Carolina Core: GSS

  
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    RELG 120 - Comparative Religion

    Credits: 3

    Issues, theories, and debates that shape global religious traditions, cultures, and communities; examination of historical contexts and development, applying social scientific inquiry and methods to analyze relevant current circumstances and concerns.

  
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    RELG 201 - Religion and Culture

    Credits: 3

    Exploration of the dynamic relationships between selected religions and cultures.

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    RELG 202 - Introduction to Reason and Faith

    Credits: 3

    Critical stdy of the intellectual strands leading to Western disconnections between reason and faith; the search for balance between belief and reason with emphasis on contemporary developments.

  
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    RELG 301 - Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)

    Credits: 3

    Modern study of the Hebrew Bible from historical, literary, and archeological points of view. Reading and analysis of texts in translation.

    Cross-listed Course: JSTU 301

  
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    RELG 302 - New Testament

    Credits: 3

    Historical and critical study of the New Testament writings, with emphasis on origins, production, and transmission.

  
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    RELG 332 - Christian Theology

    Credits: 3

    Basic Christian teachings concerning God, creation, sin, the person and work of Christ, and life after death.

  
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    RELG 335 - Christian Ethics

    Credits: 3

    Basic Christian teachings concerning human nature and conduct; historical foundations and contemporary applications.

  
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    RELG 372 - Religion and Existentialism

    Credits: 3

    Existentialist thought as adapted by theologians to interpret religious experience and the biblical message. The movement from philosophical protest against essentialism into imaginative description of existence revealed under stress.

  
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    RELG 374 - Religion in the South

    Credits: 3

    Regional faith traditions in Southern historical-cultural context: evangelical piety, denominational tradition, revival, African-American church, Lost Cause idealism.

  
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    RELG 399 - Independent Study

    Credits: 3-6

    Contract approved by instructor, advisor, and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Research

  
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    RELG 412 - Faith, Doubt, and God

    Credits: 3

    Debate concerning the existence of God among theists, atheists, and agnostics; classic and contemporary arguments.

  
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    RELG 491 - Advanced Special Topics in Religious Studies

    Credits: 3

    Advanced special topics in Religious Studies. May be repeated as content varies by title.

  
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    SOCY 101 - Introductory Sociology

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to sociological facts and principles: an analysis of group-making processes and products.

    Note: Carolina Core GSS

  
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    SPAN 109 - Beginning Spanish I

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

    Note: Restricted to those who have never studied Spanish or placed by examination into SPAN 109. Fall and Summer I only. Credit may be received only for one of the following: SPAN 109/110; 111; or 121.

    Carolina Core: GFL

  
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    SPAN 110 - Beginning Spanish II

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

    Note: Restricted to those who have completed SPAN 109. Spring and Summer II only. Credit may be received only for one of the following: SPAN 109/110; 111; or 121.

    Carolina Core GFL

  
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    SPAN 122 - Basic Proficiency in Spanish

    Credits: 3

    Practice and further development of essential listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.

    Prerequisites: Admission either by placement examination or successful completion of SPAN 109/110, 111, or 121.

    Note: Carolina Core: GFL

  
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    SPCH 140 - Public Communication

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to theory and practice of oral communication in public, social, and institutional contexts. Includes foundational and cumulative training in the invention, performance, and critical analysis of oral communication, with emphasis on argumentation, persuasion, audience analysis, delivery, and ethical forms of engagement.

    Note: Carolina Core: CMS

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    STAT 110 - Introduction to Statistical Reasoning

    Credits: 3

    A course in statistical literacy. Topics include data sources and sampling, concepts of experimental design, graphical and numerical data description, measuring association for continuous and categorical variables, introduction to probability and statistical inference, and use of appropriate software. Credit given for only STAT 110 or STAT 112.

    Note: Carolina Core ARP

  
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    STAT 201 - Elementary Statistics

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the fundamentals of modern statistical methods, including descriptive statistics, probability, random sampling, simple linear regression, correlation, tests of hypotheses, and estimation.

    Prerequisites: MATH 111 or 115 or STAT 110, or consent of department

    Note: Carolina Core: ARP

  
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    THEA 170 - Fundamentals of Acting

    Credits: 3

    Introduction to the art and craft of acting. Practical exploration through improvisation and scripted scene work. Includes a brief history of the development of modern acting techniques.

    Note: Carolina Core AIU

  
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    THEA 200 - Understanding and Appreciation of Theatre

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to the understanding and appreciation of theatrical experience. Attendance at theatrical performances required.

    Note: Carolina Core AIU

  
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    UNIV 101 - The Student in the University

    Credits: 3

    The purposes of higher education and potential roles of the student within the university.

    Note: Open to freshmen. Also open to other undergraduate students in their first semester of enrollment.

  
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    WGST 111 - Women in Culture

    Credits: 3

    A humanistic perspective of the images, roles, and contributions of women in historical, literary, religious, philosophical, and artistic contexts.

    Note: Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

  
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    WGST 112 - Women in Society

    Credits: 3

    A social science perspective of women in psychological, sociological, historical, anthropological, economic, and political contexts; the changing roles, images, and institutions.

    Note: Overlay Course
    Carolina Core: GSS, VSR
    (VSR credit only if taken at USC Columbia or Palmetto College Campus Fall 2013 or later.)

    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Diversity and Social Advocacy
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Community Service
    Graduation with Leadership Distinction: Professional and Civic Engagement

 

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