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ANTH 1301   Cultural Anthropology   ANTH 1301 (ANTH 1301) Cultural Anthropology (3-0). A survey of the study of cultural anthropology including the nature of culture in space and time human subsistence and settlement social and political organization ritual and religion and linguistics. The course will include an overview of the adaptations of human populations to arid regions.  
ANTH 1302   Intro To Archeology   ANTH 1302 (ANTH 1302) Introduction to Archeology (3-0). An introduction to the history development techniques and underlying principles of archeological sciences. The focus of the class is on archeological methodology and theory as practiced within a framework or interdisciplinary research and as viewed from both scientific and humanistic perspectives.  
ANTH 2301   Arch Of Texas & Northern Mex   ANTH 2301 Archeology of Texas and Northern Mexico (3-0). An introduction to Native American prehistory from 10000 B.C. through early contact with Spanish entradas during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries A.D. in Texas and north-central Mexico. The course will explore basic archeological theory data collection and analytical techniques used in the reconstruction of life ways of nomadic semi-sedentary and sedentary human populations through time.  
ANTH 2303   Readings And Research   ANTH 2303 Readings and Research (3-0). Selected readings and research projects to be offered as individual study to meet student's needs. May be repeated for credit.  
COMM 1310   Fundamentals of Communication   COMM 1310 Fundamentals of Communication (3-0). Introductory communication course focusing on oral communication theory and skills needed by game and communication designers. Course emphasizes team work utilizing the SCRUM technique interviewing concept pitching and oral reports that would be found in the gaming and communication design industries.  
COMM 1315   Public Speaking   COMM 1315 (SPCH 1315) Public Speaking (3-0). This course is designed to develop effective skills in public speaking critical thinking research writing and conscientious listening. Topics will include cultural conventions of speech perceptions of others verbal and nonverbal messages and techniques of informative and persuasive speech presentation. Students will learn how to research outline and deliver short informal presentations as well as longer speeches.  
COMM 1318   Interpersonal Communication   COMM 1318 (SPCH 1318) Interpersonal Communication (3-0). An introductory course designed to raise student awareness of the complexity and power of the communication process in daily life; to provide students with personally relevant concepts of interpersonal communication; and to help students develop their interpersonal communication skills. Prerequisite: COMM 1311  
COMM 1320   Business and Prof Comm   COMM 1320 (SPCH 1321) Business and Professional Communication (3-0). This course focuses on multiple modes of communication in business government industrial and not-for-profit or service organizations ranging from routine messages memos and email to letters and professional presentations. Course highlights persuasion as a key component of all business and professional messages. It will include an analysis of the organizational structures of the workplace as well as job-oriented interviewing from the standpoint of the employer and employees. Meets oral communication requirement.  
COMM 1325   Intro to Film Studies   COMM 1325 Introduction to Film Studies (3-0). This course focuses on viewing films as literature and promotes understanding the `story within the story?. It serves as an introductory course in film theory and criticism with some global cinema perspectives.  
COMM 1335   Intro to Comm Studies   COMM 1335 Introduction to Communication Studies (3-0). An introductory survey of the discipline of communication studies and its major fields. Course will cover a broad range of communication concepts and their application such as communication in the workplace effectively using social media and improving interpersonal relationships. New and prospective majors will be exposed to the four emphasis areas of the program and students will also be exposed to the career opportunities associated with communication studies.  
COMM 2306   Basic Video Production   COMM 2306 Basic Video Production (3-1). Theory and practice of video production and television station operation. Lab practice in studio operations scriptwriting fundamental production skills (cameras microphone lighting editing etc.) studio and field assignments. Includes one-hour production lab.  
COMM 2307   Basic Radio   COMM 2307 (COMM 2303) Basic Radio (3-1). Theory and practice of audio production and radio station operation. Lab practice in studio operations scriptwriting fundamental production skills (microphone recording editing etc.) studio and field assignments. Includes one-hour production lab.  
COMM 2309   Communication & Sport   COMM 2309 Communication and Sport (3-0). This course surveys several fields within the discipline of communication studies as they approach sport as a context. The course includes discussions of sport across a wide range of topics including gender crisis communication parent-child interactions race and ethnicity performing identity commodification sport fan cultures and more. Prerequisite: COMM 1311  
COMM 2333   Discuss Small Group Comm   COMM 2333 (SPCH 2333) Discussion && Small Group Communication (3-0). Emphasis on effective group interaction in task-oriented situations. Course will focus on elements of small group structures and communication styles which influence the problem- solving process. Includes small group participation and analysis of group communication.  
COMM 2335   Visual Communication   COMM 2335 Visual Communication (2-1). This course is an introduction to visual communication using perceptual physiological psychological cultural and semiotic concepts. The course focuses on visual awareness and processing as key elements in effective communication. This course studies the principles theories and language of visual communication emphasizing the evaluation and use of images both mediated and face-to-face. Prerequisite: ENG 1301  
COMM 3302   Broadcast News Gathering   COMM 3302 Broadcast News Gathering (3-1). Theory and practice of electronic journalism. Lab practice in writing and editing new copy studio and field operations reporting preparation of newscasts and stories studio and field assignments. Includes one-hour production lab.  
COMM 3304   Critical Reasoning   COMM 3304 Critical Reasoning (3-0). This course is designed to provide an introduction to ideas about rationality and criticism. Through the study of the practical reasoning process students will learn how to articulate the stages through which actual arguments and discussions go. Class discussion and exercise assignments are used to explore the human transaction known as reasoning.  
COMM 3305   Mass Communication & Culture   COMM 3305 Mass Communication and Culture (3-0). This course is designed to provide an introduction to the history and theories of mass communication for students majoring in communication and as a general education for students from other disciplines who seek to understand the processes and impact of mass communication. The history and cultural impact of individual media examined will include print media film television radio and news media.  
COMM 3307   Studies in Film   COMM 3307 Studies in Film (3-0). Students will be exposed to classic methods of film analysis (e.g. historical content psychological genre studies liturgical and cultural et al.). Utilizing a combination of full length films and film on film students will gain an understanding of film and related mass media. Course may be repeated for credit when film topic changes (e.g. Women in Film; Minorities in Film; Family in Film; et al.).  
COMM 3308   Video Workshop   COMM 3308 Video Workshop (1-4). This course is designed for students interested in applying basic television knowledge and skills to the production of individual and group video projects and productions. Emphasis will be placed on creative use of the video medium. Prerequisite: Communication 2306 or instructor's permission. Course may be repeated for credit but not more than once for credit toward Communication major or minor.  
COMM 3309   Family Communication   COMM 3309 Family Communication (3-0). The family unit is studied from a communication perspective considering in-depth the communication processes within the family as well as the extent to which they affect and are affected by the interdependence of family members.  
COMM 3311   Gender Communication   COMM 3311 Gender Communication (3-0). This course is designed to teach students how gender is socially constructed and sustained in cultural life. Students will be encouraged to expand their communication skills by utilizing styles historically associated with both genders rather than a single gendered form of speech.  
COMM 3313   Advanced Video Production   COMM 3313 Advanced Video Production (3-1). Continued study of camera lighting and sound techniques. Pre-production and post-production elements also included. Course will focus on producing program content to be aired on campus television station. Prerequisite: Communication 2306.  
COMM 3315   Organizational Communication   COMM 3315 Organizational Communication (3-0). This course provides an examination and exploration of applications of communication theories within the framework of an organization. Attention will be given to strategies for diagnosing communication problems and affecting change in communication behaviors through an analysis of organizational communication theories and methods and a study of organizational culture and communication patterns.  
COMM 4301   Persuasion   COMM 4301 Persuasion (3-0). This course focuses on our dual roles as producers and consumers of persuasive messages. Students will examine persuasion in a variety of texts and contexts as well as examine persuasive elements in human interaction and behavior. Topics covered include characteristics such as expertise trustworthiness and likeability; the use of emotions such as fear and humor; and the sequencing of massages for maximum impact. The course explores how psychological theories about consistency conformity and reciprocity help us understand what is persuasive.  
COMM 4302   Comm Theory & Research   COMM 4302 Communication Theory and Research (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE This course covers a broad exploration of communication theory and research practices. The course introduces various theories of communication and research methods in and across communication contexts. Emphasis is placed on understanding human communication as a symbolic process that creates maintains and alters personal social and cultural identities.  
COMM 4305   Relational Communication   COMM 4305 Relational Communication (3-0). This course examines social scientific research and theory on the role of communication in developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships. Nature of interpersonal communication relationship change processes interpersonal control through communication and personal communication networks.  
COMM 4310   Senior Capstone   COMM 4310 Senior Capstone (0-3). The Senior Capstone is the culminating course in the Communication major sequence. Each Capstone is implemented by students with the help and encouragement of an academic advisor. Capstone experiences allow each student to demonstrate the capacity to bring information skills and ideas acquired from the major to bear on one significant project. It is aimed at providing students with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired as communication majors as well as provide experiences for students to exhibit competent communication skills learned during their program of study in order to prepare for a career in communication.  
COMM 4315   PR Campaigns   COMM 4315 Public Relations Campaigns (3-0). A comprehensive study of case-method and campaign planning as they pertain to strategic communications in a modern society. Students learn the professional approach to the practice of strategic communication that includes all media print electronic Social Networking and broadcast/radio and how to evaluate its creative strategy and media selection. Prerequisite: CSAT 2323  
COMM 5304   Advanced Film Production   COMM 5304 Speech Communication Workshop (1-4). Advanced study and analysis of speech communication performance areas. Course may be repeated for credit.  
COMM 5304   Communication Theory & Researc   COMM 5304 Speech Communication Workshop (1-4). Advanced study and analysis of speech communication performance areas. Course may be repeated for credit.  
COMM 5304   Critical Reasoning   COMM 5304 Speech Communication Workshop (1-4). Advanced study and analysis of speech communication performance areas. Course may be repeated for credit.  
COMM 5304   Family Communication   COMM 5304 Speech Communication Workshop (1-4). Advanced study and analysis of speech communication performance areas. Course may be repeated for credit.  
COMM 5304   Gender Communication   COMM 5304 Speech Communication Workshop (1-4). Advanced study and analysis of speech communication performance areas. Course may be repeated for credit.  
COMM 5304   Persuasion   COMM 5304 Speech Communication Workshop (1-4). Advanced study and analysis of speech communication performance areas. Course may be repeated for credit.  
COMM 5304   Relational Communication   COMM 5304 Speech Communication Workshop (1-4). Advanced study and analysis of speech communication performance areas. Course may be repeated for credit.  
COMM 5304   Sp Comm Wkshp Cinemtography   COMM 5304 Speech Communication Workshop (1-4). Advanced study and analysis of speech communication performance areas. Course may be repeated for credit.  
COMM 5304   Speech Comm. Wrkshp Family Com   COMM 5304 Speech Communication Workshop (1-4). Advanced study and analysis of speech communication performance areas. Course may be repeated for credit.  
COMM 5304   Studies in Communication   COMM 5304 Speech Communication Workshop (1-4). Advanced study and analysis of speech communication performance areas. Course may be repeated for credit.  
COMM 5304   Workshop: Critical Reasoning   COMM 5304 Speech Communication Workshop (1-4). Advanced study and analysis of speech communication performance areas. Course may be repeated for credit.  
COMM 5304   Workshop: Gender Communication   COMM 5304 Speech Communication Workshop (1-4). Advanced study and analysis of speech communication performance areas. Course may be repeated for credit.  
COMM 5305   Indiv Studies in Speech Comm   COMM 5305 Individual Study in Speech Communication (3-0). Individually guided research in speech communication. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.  
COMM 5305   Relational Communication   COMM 5305 Individual Study in Speech Communication (3-0). Individually guided research in speech communication. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.  
COMM 5305   Video Workshop: Editing   COMM 5305 Individual Study in Speech Communication (3-0). Individually guided research in speech communication. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.  
COMM 5313   Mass Comm Theory & Research   COMM 5313 Mass Communication Theory and Research (3-0). This course is designed to explore the research and theory that attempt to explain the effect of mass communication on individuals and society. The course will primarily concentrate on the mass media of the last two centuries considering how they have been shaped by society and how they have affected society by reviewing relevant theory and research.  
HIST 1301   History Of The US To 1877   HIST 1301 (HIST 1301) History of the United States to 1877 (3-0). A general survey of the history of the United States from the discovery of the New World to 1877.  
HIST 1301   History Of The US To 1877-SSS   HIST 1301 (HIST 1301) History of the United States to 1877 (3-0). A general survey of the history of the United States from the discovery of the New World to 1877.  
HIST 1302   History Of The US Since 1877   HIST 1302 (HIST 1302) History of the United States Since 1877 (3-0). A general survey of the history of the United States from 1877 to the present time.  
HIST 2301   World History to 1500   HIST 2301 (HIST 2311) World History to 1500 (3-0). A survey of world history from the ancient world until the end of the fifteenth century.  
HIST 2302   World History Since 1500   HIST 2302 (HIST 2312) World History Since 1500 (3-0). A survey of European history since the 15th century to the present.  
HIST 3300   Ancient Civilization   HIST 3300 Ancient Civilization (3-0). A history of the ancient civilizations of the Near East Greece and Rome to the 4th Century.  
HIST 3301   The Middle Ages to 1350    
HIST 3301   The Middle Ages to 1350   HIST 3301 The Middle Ages to 1350 (3-0). A history of the political social and intellectual development of medieval society to the 14th century.  
HIST 3304   Europe: 1655-1870   HIST 3304 Europe: 1655-1870 (3-0). The history of Europe from the late 17th century to the mid-19th century. The course will cover the constitutional conflict in England, the emergence of Russia as a European power, the intellectual ferment of the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and the eclipse of the Ancient Regime, and the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Equivalent courses: HST 3304 (through Summer 2022), HSTR 3304.  
HIST 3306   History of Native Americans   HIST 3306 History of Native Americans (3-0). This course is designed to familiarize the student with the history cultures peoples and religions of Native Americans. The course spans the pre-Colombian colonial early American nineteenth and twentieth centuries experience  
HIST 3309   History of Texas   HIST 3309 History of Texas (3-0). A survey of the history of Texas from Native American groups to the present, stressing cultural, political, and social developments.  
HIST 3310   History of Western America   HIST 3310 History of Western America (3-0). A study of the American West during the nineteenth century, emphasizing the successive frontiers, such as explorers, the mountain men, the cattlemen, the railroads, and the farmers.  
HIST 3311   The Study of History   HIST 3311 The Study of History (3-0). QEP mapped course. An introduction to the techniques and the materials important to the study of history.  
HIST 3314   History of African Americans   HIST 3314 History of African Americans (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Social political economic and cultural history of African American in the United States since its beginnings. A comparison of the African American experience with the experiences of other Americans.  
HIST 4315   19Th Century Us History   HIST 4315 Nineteenth Century US History (3-0). A survey of or a thematic approach to 19th Century American history. Themes might include economic, cultural, political, or ethnic topics, to name a few. Approaches will vary.  
HIST 4316   African American Rdgs & Res   HIST 4316 Readings and Research (3-0). An individualized course with varying topics to be chosen by the instructor in consultation with the student. May be repeated once. Equivalent courses: HST 4327 (through Summer 2021), HST 4316 (through Summer 2022), HSTR 4316.  
HIST 4316   Race,Sex,&Power in Amrcn Hist   HIST 4316 Readings and Research (3-0). An individualized course with varying topics to be chosen by the instructor in consultation with the student. May be repeated once. Equivalent courses: HST 4327 (through Summer 2021), HST 4316 (through Summer 2022), HSTR 4316.  
HIST 4316   Readings And Research   HIST 4316 Readings and Research (3-0). An individualized course with varying topics to be chosen by the instructor in consultation with the student. May be repeated once. Equivalent courses: HST 4327 (through Summer 2021), HST 4316 (through Summer 2022), HSTR 4316.  
HIST 4317   History of Antebellum Slavery   HIST 4317 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected Topics in areas of history. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. When U.S. History is the topic the course may be used to meet U.S. History requirements.  
HIST 4317   History of Food   HIST 4317 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected Topics in areas of history. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. When U.S. History is the topic the course may be used to meet U.S. History requirements.  
HIST 4317   Special Topics   HIST 4317 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected Topics in areas of history. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. When U.S. History is the topic the course may be used to meet U.S. History requirements.  
HIST 4317   Special Topics: The Holocaust   HIST 4317 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected Topics in areas of history. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. When U.S. History is the topic the course may be used to meet U.S. History requirements.  
HIST 4317   ST: Age of Revolutions   HIST 4317 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected Topics in areas of history. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. When U.S. History is the topic the course may be used to meet U.S. History requirements.  
HIST 4317   ST: Comparative Slavery   HIST 4317 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected Topics in areas of history. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. When U.S. History is the topic the course may be used to meet U.S. History requirements.  
HIST 4317   ST: The American Revolution   HIST 4317 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected Topics in areas of history. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. When U.S. History is the topic the course may be used to meet U.S. History requirements.  
HIST 4317   ST: The Religions of Asia   HIST 4317 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected Topics in areas of history. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. When U.S. History is the topic the course may be used to meet U.S. History requirements.  
HIST 4317   ST: World Religions   HIST 4317 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected Topics in areas of history. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. When U.S. History is the topic the course may be used to meet U.S. History requirements.  
HIST 4317   ST:Explrtns &Empires 1450-1650   HIST 4317 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected Topics in areas of history. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. When U.S. History is the topic the course may be used to meet U.S. History requirements.  
HIST 4317   ST:Hist of the Modern Mid-East   HIST 4317 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected Topics in areas of history. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. When U.S. History is the topic the course may be used to meet U.S. History requirements.  
HIST 4317   ST:Sex & Violence in Old South   HIST 4317 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected Topics in areas of history. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. When U.S. History is the topic the course may be used to meet U.S. History requirements.  
HIST 4317   The Coming of the Civil War   HIST 4317 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected Topics in areas of history. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. When U.S. History is the topic the course may be used to meet U.S. History requirements.  
HIST 4321   History of American Women   HIST 4321 History of American Women (3-0). A study of American women from the colonial period to modern times emphasizing social cultural economic and political development.  
HIST 4323   US Civil War & Reconstruction   HIST 4323 U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction (3-0). Explores the causes of the Civil War; the military political economic and social aspects of the war; and the issues and results of Reconstruction.  
HIST 5301   Historiography   HIST 5301 Historiography (3-0). A survey of the literature of history; Intensive studies of the style and philosophy of leading historians the nature and extent of material for writing history. May be repeated in different topic. Successful completion of this course is required for the graduate degree in history.  
HIST 5302   Seminar in Texas History   HIST 5302 Seminar in Texas History (3-0). Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. May be used to fulfill requisite nine semester credit hours in American History for the graduate student in history.  
HIST 5304   Seminar: Comparative Slavery   HIST 5304 Seminar in World History (3-0). Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. May be used to fulfill requisite nine semester credit hours in non-United States History for the graduate student in History.  
HIST 5304   The Cold War   HIST 5304 Seminar in World History (3-0). Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. May be used to fulfill requisite nine semester credit hours in non-United States History for the graduate student in History.  
HIST 5308   Sem. in Europ. Hist: Holocaust   HIST 5308 Seminar in European History (3-0). Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. May be used to fulfill requisite nine semester credit hours in non-United States History for the graduate student in History.  
HIST 5310   Gilded Age:America 1877-1900   HIST 5310 Seminar in American History (3-0). Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Students must complete nine semester credit hours in American History for the graduate degree in History.  
HIST 5310   History of American Women   HIST 5310 Seminar in American History (3-0). Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Students must complete nine semester credit hours in American History for the graduate degree in History.  
HIST 5310   History of Antebellum Slavery   HIST 5310 Seminar in American History (3-0). Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Students must complete nine semester credit hours in American History for the graduate degree in History.  
HIST 5310   History of the American West   HIST 5310 Seminar in American History (3-0). Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Students must complete nine semester credit hours in American History for the graduate degree in History.  
HIST 5310   Native American History   HIST 5310 Seminar in American History (3-0). Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Students must complete nine semester credit hours in American History for the graduate degree in History.  
HIST 5310   Race, Sex, & Power   HIST 5310 Seminar in American History (3-0). Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Students must complete nine semester credit hours in American History for the graduate degree in History.  
HIST 5310   Sem.Am. Hist. 19th Cent US His   HIST 5310 Seminar in American History (3-0). Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Students must complete nine semester credit hours in American History for the graduate degree in History.  
HIST 5310   Sem: Comparative Slavery   HIST 5310 Seminar in American History (3-0). Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Students must complete nine semester credit hours in American History for the graduate degree in History.  
HIST 5310   The Civil War & Reconstruction   HIST 5310 Seminar in American History (3-0). Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Students must complete nine semester credit hours in American History for the graduate degree in History.  
HIST 5310   The Coming of the Civil War   HIST 5310 Seminar in American History (3-0). Topics to be announced. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Students must complete nine semester credit hours in American History for the graduate degree in History.  
HIST 5312   Research & Writing   HIST 5312 Historical Research and Writing Methods (3-0). An individualized course with varying topics to be chosen by the instructor in consultation with the student. Successful completion of the course is required for all graduate students in History. The student may repeat this course in a different topic for additional credit.  
HIST 5312   Research Wrld Hist since 1500   HIST 5312 Historical Research and Writing Methods (3-0). An individualized course with varying topics to be chosen by the instructor in consultation with the student. Successful completion of the course is required for all graduate students in History. The student may repeat this course in a different topic for additional credit.  
HIST 5313   Comprehensive Exam Prep   HIST 5313 Special Topics (3-0). Selected topics in areas of history. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.  
HIST 5313   Plagues and Pandemics   HIST 5313 Special Topics (3-0). Selected topics in areas of history. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.  
HIST 5313   ST: The Religions of Asia   HIST 5313 Special Topics (3-0). Selected topics in areas of history. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.  
HIST 5313   ST: World Religions   HIST 5313 Special Topics (3-0). Selected topics in areas of history. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.  
HIST 6301   Thesis Proposal   HIST 6301 Thesis Proposal (0-6). Satisfactory completion of this course will result in an acceptable prospectus presented to the Graduate Committee. The student will normally register for this course no earlier than the second semester of graduate study. The student will enroll each semester or summer term in which assistance is provided by Committee members or when use of the library or other research facilities of Sul Ross State University is made.  
HIST 6302   Thesis Defense   HIST 6302 Thesis Proposal (0-6). An oral examination in the defense of the thesis will be conducted by the thesis committee after the final draft has been completed no less than fourteen days prior to graduation. The thesis committee must meet requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences. The committee will designate the student's achievement by awarding one of three grades: Pass with Distinction Pas or Fail. Prerequisites: HIST 6301 and consent of the advisor required.  
MAS 2301   Intro to Mex-Amer Studies   MAS 2301 (HUMA 1305) Introduction to Mexican American Studies (3-0). Introduction to Mexican American culture history literature music world view and place in both Mexican and American societies and nations.  
PHIL 1301   Introduction to Philosophy   PHIL 1301 (PHIL 1301) Introduction to Philosophy (3-0). An introduction to the field of philosophy and its leading questions in metaphysics epistemology philosophy of mind ethics social philosophy existentialism logic and aesthetics.  
PS 2305   Federal Government   PS 2305 (GOVT 2305) Federal Government (3-0). A required course in United States Government.  
PS 2305   Federal Government   PS 2305 (GOVT 2305) Federal Government (3-0). A required course in United States Government. Equivalent courses: PS 2302 (through Summer 2003)  
PS 2306   State Government   PS 2306 (GOVT 2306) State Government (3-0). A required course in Texas Government.  
PS 2306   State Government   PS 2306 (GOVT 2306) State Government (3-0). A required course in Texas Government. Equivalent courses: PS 2301 (through Summer 2003)  
PS 3300   The Study of Politics   PS 3300 The Study of Politics (3-0). An introduction to the major concepts that underlie politics. Topics include democracy political ideologies and regimes structures of governments.  
PS 3302   American Constitutional Law   PS 3302 American Constitutional Law (3-0). A study of the Constitution of the United States judicial processes and the effect of leading Supreme Court decisions on the meaning of the United States Constitution. Emphasizes relationships between governments and between government and the individual. Equivalent courses: POLS 3302 (through Summer 2022), PLSC 3302.  
PS 3303   Public Policy   PS 3303 Public Policy (3-0). An introduction to public policy making in the United States. Includes stages of the policy making process and theoretical basis of public policy as well as special focus on selected policies. May be repeated for credit when policy focus varies. Equivalent course: POLS 3303.  
PS 3306   International Relations   PS 3306 International Relations (3-0). The theory and practice of international relations with particular attention to the forces and processes contributing to conflict and cooperation among nations. Equivalent course: POLS 3306.  
PS 3307   Contemp Amer Foreign Policy   PS 3307 Contemporary American Foreign Policy (3-0). This course involves the study of policies and problems in the foreign relations of the United States since World War II. Included are studies in the politics formulation conduct and consequences of American foreign policy.  
PS 3312   State & Local Government   PS 3312 State and Local Government (3-0). A study of the organization functions and powers of state and county government in the United States with particular reference to patterns of state and local government in Texas. Comparative focus on the state level. Emphasis may be on politics or administration or both. May include topics such as home rule problems in International Relations community power structures change and reform efforts politics of education and school districts local government elites.  
PS 3315   Women and Politics   PS 3315 Women and Politics (3-0). Women's roles in politics at national state and local levels as they reflect the economic legal social status of women; also an overview of related political issues important concepts events and movements. Equivalent course: POLS 3315.  
PS 4303   Comparative Politics & Gov   PS 4303 Comparative Politics and Government (3-0). Study of the politics and governments of nations other than the United States. Course may be repeated for credit when topic varies. Equivalent course: POLS 4303.  
PS 4308   Readings & Research   PS 4308 Readings and Research (0-3). Selected readings or research projects to be offered as individual study to meet student needs. May be repeated once for credit with departmental approval. Equivalent course: POLS 4308.  
PS 4312   Field Experience in Pol Sci   PS 4312 Field Experience in Political Science (3-0). In this course the student is placed in a supervised setting within a government office or an agency with a governmental mission. Approval of department chair is required. May be repeated for credit with departmental approval.  
PS 4312   Field Experience in Pol Sci   PS 4312 Field Experience in Political Science (3-0). In this course the student is placed in a supervised setting within a government office or an agency with a governmental mission. Approval of department chair is required. May be repeated for credit with departmental approval. Equivalent course: POLS 4312.  
PS 5301   Sem in Comparative Gov   PS 5301 Seminar in Comparative Government (3-0). An examination of various approaches to the study of comparative government with individual research problems designed to explore specific topics. May be repeated when topic varies.  
PS 5302   Sem in International Relations   PS 5302 Seminar in International Relations (3-0). An examination of key concepts and approaches to the study of international relations in connection with a study of recurrent issues and topics through individual research problems. May be repeated when topic varies.  
PS 5303   Public Administration Survey   PS 5303 Public Administration Survey (3-0). The conduct of public business by organized agencies at national state and local levels. (Public Administration)  
PS 5303   Public Administration Survey   PS 5303 Public Administration Survey (3-0). The conduct of public business by organized agencies at national state and local levels. (Public Administration). Equivalent course: POLS 5303.  
PS 5305   Readings & Research in Govt   PS 5305 Readings and Research in Government (3-0). A readings and research course for graduate students in political science designated to meet needs not provided for in other available courses. May be repeated for credit with the approval of the department.  
PS 5307   Scope & Methods in Soc Sci   PS 5307 Scope and Methods in Social Science (3-0). An introduction to the subject matter of the social sciences and the major contemporary approaches to it. This course is cross referenced with Criminal Justice 5334  
PS 5307   Scope & Methods in Soc Sci   PS 5307 Scope and Methods in Social Science (3-0). An introduction to the subject matter of the social sciences and the major contemporary approaches to it. This course is cross referenced with Criminal Justice 5334. Equivalent course: POLS 5307.  
PS 5309   Internship in Public Admin   PS 5309 Internship in Public Administration (3-0). Students who enroll in this course are involved in work experience in public or non-profit agencies. Permission of the department chairman required. Academic and work experience evaluations. Maximum of six semester credit hours allowed toward degree requirements. (Public Administration)  
PS 5309   Internship in Public Admin   PS 5309 Internship in Public Administration (3-0). Students who enroll in this course are involved in work experience in public or non-profit agencies. Permission of the department chairman required. Academic and work experience evaluations. Maximum of six semester credit hours allowed toward degree requirements. (Public Administration). Equivalent courses: POLS 5309  
PS 5310   Public Budgeting & Finance   PS 5310 Public Budgeting and Finance (3-0). Focuses on the development and execution of various budgeting systems with special attention given to the political content of the budgetary process in the public sector. (Public Administration)  
PS 5310   Public Budgeting & Finance   PS 5310 Public Budgeting and Finance (3-0). Focuses on the development and execution of various budgeting systems with special attention given to the political content of the budgetary process in the public sector. (Public Administration). Equivalent courses: POLS 5310  
PS 5311   Intergovernmental Relations   PS 5311 Intergovernmental Relations (3-0). A study of governmental relations among public administrators at various levels?national state regional local?focusing on interactions among these public officials. (Public Administration)  
PS 5311   Intergovernmental Relations   PS 5311 Intergovernmental Relations (3-0). A study of governmental relations among public administrators at various levels?national, state, regional, local?focusing on interactions among these public officials. (Public Administration). Equivalent courses: POLS 5311  
PS 5312   Agency Politics   PS 5312 Agency Politics (3-0). A seminar which deals with the several types of non-electoral politics in which public agencies are regularly involved: intra-organizational conflicts, accommodations, negotiations and competitions; and inter-organizational with other agencies, clientele-constituency groups, and legislative and executive entities. (Public Administration). Equivalent courses: POLS 5312  
PS 5313   Public Policy Analysis   PS 5313 Public Policy Analysis (3-0). Focuses on techniques used in policy development adoption and evaluation in the public sector. Topics include policy reviews needs assessment the establishment of goals and objectives and the analysis of benefits costs and risks. (Public Administration)  
PS 5313   Public Policy Analysis   PS 5313 Public Policy Analysis (3-0). Focuses on techniques used in policy development, adoption, and evaluation in the public sector. Topics include policy reviews, needs assessment, the establishment of goals and objectives, and the analysis of benefits, costs, and risks. (Public Administration). Equivalent courses: POLS 5313  
PS 5316   Grant Writing and Management   PS 5316 Special Topics in Public Administration (3-0). Special courses in Public Administration not included in the regular curriculum. May be repeated for credit with departmental approval. (Public Administration)  
PS 5317   Contemp Amer For Policy    
PS 5317   Seminar in US Government   PS 5317 Seminar in U.S. Government (3-0). Course focuses on selected topics in U.S. Government. May be repeated when topic varies.  
PS 6301   Thesis Proposal   PS 6301 Thesis (0-6). Satisfactory completion of this course will result in an acceptable prospectus presented to the Graduate Committee. The student will normally register for this course no earlier than the second semester of graduate study. The student will enroll each semester or summer term in which assistance is provided by Committee members or when use of the library or other research facilities of Sul Ross State University is made. Equivalent courses: POLS 6301  
PS 6302   Thesis Defense    
PS 6302   Thesis Defense   PS 6302 Thesis (0-6). The student will enroll in this course each semester or summer term in which assistance is provided by Committee members or when use of the library or other research facilities of Sul Ross State University is made. Satisfactory completion of this course will result in the completed thesis presented to the Graduate Committee, accepted by the Dean of the College, and filed in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost for Academic Affairs. Equivalent courses: POLS 6302  
PSY 1302   Introduction To Psychology   PSY 1302 (PSYC 2301) Introduction to Psychology (3-0). Introduction to psychology as a scientific discipline. Required of all students who will major or minor in psychology. Recommended for students in other areas of behavioral science.  
PSY 2315   Professional Issues in Psychl   PSY 2315 Special Topics (3-0). Special course in Psychology on topics not included in the regular curriculum e.g. professional development and ethics health psychology gender and sexuality cross cultural psychology psychology for the criminal mind. Prerequisite: PSY 1302 or consent of the instructor  
PSY 3301   Social Psycholgy   PSY 3301 Social Psychology (3-0). An introduction to the theory and phenomena of social psychology. The nature and effect of social influences on individuals and groups. Types of social influences and the various methods used to study them. Topics include social cognition, conformity, obedience, persuasion and propaganda, attribution, aggression, prejudice, liking, loving, and helping. Prerequisite: Psychology 1302 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.  
PSY 3302   Personality Psychology   PSY 3302 Personality Psychology (3-0). An introduction to personality theory, important personality theorists, and the significant factors in the development of personality across the life span. Prerequisite: Psychology 1302 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.  
PSY 3304   Abnormal Psychology   PSY 3304 Abnormal Psychology (3-0). An investigation of behavioral disorders and the biological and social factors which may affect them. Prerequisite: Psychology 1302 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.  
PSY 3305   Introductory Statistics   PSY 3305 Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3-0). Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics through two-way analysis of variance. Includes both parametric and non-parametric statistics. Required of psychology majors.  
PSY 3311   Health Psychology   PSY 3311 Health Psychology (3-0). This course is concerned with how psychology is related to health and illness. Issues addressed include seeking appropriate health care and adhering to medical advice, the effects of stress and how to manage stress, health habits such as proper nutrition and exercise, health problems such as obesity and substance abuse, and psychological responses to illness. Recommended for students in allied health fields. Prerequisite: Psychology 1302 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.  
PSY 3312   Human Sexuality   PSY 3313 Human Sexuality (3-0). Fundamentals of human sexuality including biological, behavioral, and cultural aspects of sexuality.  
PSY 3313   Social Attitudes   PSY 3313 Social Attitudes (3-0). An introduction to the study of political behavioral and attitude research focusing on problems of measurement, empirical findings, theories of acquisition and change, media effects, as well as political socialization and political personality. Prerequisites: PSY 1302 or consent of instructor.  
PSY 3314   Multicultural Psychology   PSY 3314 Multicultural Psychology (3-0). Culture is examined as an environmental variable that contributes to growth and development, attitudes, sociability, emotional expression, parenting, psychological disorders, careers, individualism and collectivism.  
PSY 3315   Developmental Psychology   PSY 3315 Developmental Psychology (3-0). The study of the developing human from birth to death, including physical, cognitive, emotional, and moral development. Recommended for students interested in allied health, nursing, and medical fields. Prerequisite: Psychology 1302 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.  
PSY 3316   Professional Issues in Psych   PSY 3316 Professional Issues in Psychology (3-0). This course introduces students to the breadth of topics relevant to being a psychology major exploring personal fit in major fields, professions, and professional organizations in psychology. Students are encouraged to develop active roles in their education, self-management skills, and marketability to build success towards post-graduation. Students are also expected to learn the process of topic development and communication, including writing annotated bibliographies in the style of APA, and giving oral presentations. Prerequisite: Psychology 1302 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.  
PSY 4109   McNair Research   PSY 4109 Upper Division Reading and Research (1-0). Selected readings or research projects to be offered as individual study to meet student needs. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies with the approval of the major advisor. Successful course completion earns 1 upper division semester credit hour. Prerequisite: PSY 1302 or consent of instructor. Equivalent courses: PSCH 4199  
PSY 4109   Upper Division Reading and Res   PSY 4109 Upper Division Reading and Research (1-0). Selected readings or research projects to be offered as individual study to meet student needs. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies with the approval of the major advisor. Successful course completion earns 1 upper division semester credit hour. Prerequisite: PSY 1302 or consent of instructor. Equivalent courses: PSCH 4199  
PSY 4303   Abnormal Psychology   PSY 4303 Abnormal Psychology (3-0). An investigation of behavioral disorders and the biological and social factors which may affect them. Prerequisite: Psychology 1302 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. Equivalent courses: PSCH 3304 (through Summer 2022)  
PSY 4309   McNair Psych Research   PSY 4309 Upper Division Readings and Research (3-0). Selected readings or research projects to be offered as individual study to meet student needs. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies with the approval of the major advisor. Successful course completion earns 3 upper division semester credit hours. Prerequisite: PSY 1302 or consent of instructor  
PSY 4309   Readings and Research   PSY 4309 Upper Division Readings and Research (3-0). Selected readings or research projects to be offered as individual study to meet student needs. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies with the approval of the major advisor. Successful course completion earns 3 upper division semester credit hours. Prerequisite: PSY 1302 or consent of instructor  
PSY 4310   Grief & Bereavement   PSY 4310 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected topics in psychology which are of particular interests to students of psychology. The course may be repeated for different topics. Prerequisite: Psychology 1302 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.  
PSY 4310   Psych. of Religion & Spiritlty   PSY 4310 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected topics in psychology which are of particular interests to students of psychology. The course may be repeated for different topics. Prerequisite: Psychology 1302 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.  
PSY 4310   ST: Community Exp in Psych   PSY 4310 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected topics in psychology which are of particular interests to students of psychology. The course may be repeated for different topics. Prerequisite: Psychology 1302 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.  
PSY 4310   ST: Health Psychology   PSY 4310 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected topics in psychology which are of particular interests to students of psychology. The course may be repeated for different topics. Prerequisite: Psychology 1302 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.  
PSY 4310   ST: Humanistic Psychology   PSY 4310 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected topics in psychology which are of particular interests to students of psychology. The course may be repeated for different topics. Prerequisite: Psychology 1302 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.  
PSY 4310   ST: Person Centered-Psychology   PSY 4310 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected topics in psychology which are of particular interests to students of psychology. The course may be repeated for different topics. Prerequisite: Psychology 1302 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.  
PSY 4310   ST: Psychology of Dreams   PSY 4310 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected topics in psychology which are of particular interests to students of psychology. The course may be repeated for different topics. Prerequisite: Psychology 1302 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.  
PSY 4310   ST: Sports Psychology   PSY 4310 Special Topics (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Selected topics in psychology which are of particular interests to students of psychology. The course may be repeated for different topics. Prerequisite: Psychology 1302 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.  
PSY 4312   Community Experience in Psy   PSY 4312 Community Experience in Psychology (0-3). This course allows students to gain practical experience with human service agencies. Students are assigned to work with an area agency. May be taken only once to meet degree plan requirements. Prerequisite: Psychology major. Senior standing. Equivalent courses: PSY 4311 (through Summer 2022); PSCH 4312  
PSY 4316   Emotion and Motivation   PSY 4316 Emotion and Motivation (3-0). This course provides an overview of theory, research and biographies on motivation and emotion focusing on the function and philosophy of emotion, and how emotional states contribute to the expression of motivated goal-directed behaviors, and vice versa. These processes are examined from a variety of psychological perspectives (e.g., biological, cognitive, developmental, social, phenomenological, aesthetic, spiritual) providing tools for understanding and regulating motivation and emotion, both intra- and interpersonally. Prerequisite: Psychology 1302 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.  
PSY 4318   Person Centered Psychology   PSY 4318 Person-Centered Psychology (3-0). The aim of this course is to enrich students' knowledge of the theories and practices of humanistic and/or person-centered psychology empowering them to become increasingly aware of the strengths that human beings possess to nurture their own psychological development. The work is centered on Carl Rogers' major theories, techniques, and current modifications, whereby students observe, participate and work on individual issues promoting their personal growth skills. One or more active teaching methods, such as role-play, live or videotaped demonstration, or other experiential exercises form a significant part of the course experience. Prerequisite: Psychology 1302 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.  
PSY 4325   Cognitive Psychology   PSY 4325 Cognitive Psychology (3-0) Introduces the study of human cognitive processes and covers perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving, reasoning, and decision-making. Focuses on basic research and theory in cognitive psychology but also considers their implications for everyday applications such as effective learning and retention, multitasking, and eyewitness testimony.  
PSY 4330   Research in Psychology   PSY 4330 Research in Psychology (3-0). This course introduces students to research methods and design in psychology. Students will learn how to design, execute, and report original research. Recommended for students in other areas of behavioral science. Prerequisites: Psychology 1302 or the equivalent, and PSY/PSCH 3305; or consent of instructor.  
SOC 2303   Introduction To Sociology   SOC 2303 Introduction to Sociology (3-0). A survey of the field of sociology. Introduction to basic terminology and fundamentals of sociology; and the application of sociological knowledge to problems in human societies.