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Developmental Psychology

A survey of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development through the total life span. Emphasis is on the normal changes in human behavior that result from continuous interaction of maturation and experience. Cross-cultural comparisons of developmental patterns are also considered.

Introduction to Psychology

Psychology is the science of behavior. Topics investigated include biological foundations of behavior, learning, child development, sensation and perception, thinking, emotion, motivation, individual differences, personality, frustration and adjustment, abnormal behavior, and techniques of psychotherapy.

International Relations

An introduction to international politics and those forces which produce conflict and cooperation. Attention is given to the international political process with regard to economics, diplomacy, military power, international law, and the role of international organization.

Introductory Comparative Politics

This course is a comparative study of the political systems, ideologies, and institutions of selected European, Latin American, Asian, and African states. In this course we will give special attention to the dynamics of political change (including contemporary "transition to democracy") and their relationship to economic and social development.

American Government (State and Local)

This course is designed to empower the student by offering an understanding of the Federal System of their American Government, how it works, and where students might inject themselves into the process to gain better control over their government. Heavy emphasis is placed upon the U.S. Constitution and the limits placed upon the government by it and the protections afforded to the citizens through this historic legal document. In addition to the federal government, this course covers the form and functions of our state government and of counties, cities and villages and incorporates the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Practical applications to medicine, law and business will be made. POSC 202 satisfies Michigan Compiled Law (MCL) 388.372, Sec. 2, regarding the granting of baccalaureate degrees.

American Government (Federal)

This course is designed to empower the student by offering an understanding of the state and local system of their American Government, how those systems work, and where students might inject themselves into the process to gain better control over their government. Heavy emphasis is placed upon the Michigan Legislature and the State Institutions. In addition to gaining an understanding of our state and local systems of government, this course covers the form and functions of our national government and incorporates the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Practical applications to medicine, law and business will be made. POSC 201 satisfies Michigan Compiled Law (MCL) 388.372, Sec. 2, regarding the granting of baccalaureate degrees.

Dynamics

This course will cover the kinetics and kinematics of particles and rigid bodies in translation, rotation, and planar motion. Methods of vector analysis, work-energy, and Newton’s Laws will be used to analyze these systems. This course will include an introduction to vibrations.

Statics

Forces and moments of acting upon structural bodies under static loads. Concepts of vectors, free-body diagrams, centroids, moments of inertia and friction.