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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
PSY 458
Sensation Percep
Examines the sensory-perceptual processes with a view to understanding their structure, properties, and role in psychological functioning. Emphasizes physiological processes involved in sensation and their concomitant limitations on the psychological, processes of perception. Prerequisite: PSY 211, 230, and 251 or with consent of instructor. Every other year.|
PSY 464
Theories Of Counseling
Introduces the field of counseling and psychotherapy. Surveys the major models in the field, with focus on assumptions and applications in a variety of settings. Covers professional issues, ethics, and current topics. Prerequisites: PSY 211 and 354 (,or approval of instructor). Each semester.|
PSY 467
Adult Development and Aging
Study of the changes in human behavior from late adulthood until death. Emphasizes the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social aspects of later life. Prerequisites: PSY 211 and 260. Annually.|
PSY 470
Senior Seminar
Applies what students have learned about psychological theory and practice to controversial issues, with the intent of developing students' expertise in psychology. Prerequisites: PSY 211, 230, and 251. Annually.|
PSY 471
Intro To Cln Child Psy
Introduces clinical work with children. Includes major diagnostic categories and theories of etiology related to clinical problems in children, as well as an overview of evaluation methods and treatment modalities designed specifically for children.,Covers professional issues and ethics related to child clinical psychology. Prerequisites: PSY 211 and 260; PSY 331 is recommended; (or approval of instructor). Annually.|
PSY 475
Health Psychology
The area of psychology that is concerned with the interaction between biological, psychological, and social factors that influence people's health and susceptibility to illness. Discusses health promotion and illness prevention from a biopsychosocial, perspective. Examines extensively the relationship between stress and illness, and discusses medical compliance, the Type A Behavior Pattern, and patient physician interactions. Prerequisite: PSY 211, 230 & 251. On demand.|
PSY 499
Supr Field Experience
In consultation with the instructor prior to registration, students select a human or community service agency. Requires 10 hours per week. Students observe and experience skills needed in the helping professions. May be repeated once for credit but,must be used under free electives the second time. Open to students in education, health, and human service programs. Prerequisites: Junior standing, PSY 211, and at least one of PSY 350, 380, 464, 467. Each semester.|
RUSS 101
Russ Lang & Cult I
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RUSS 102
Russ Lang & Cult II
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RUSS 103
Russ Lang & Cult III
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RUSS 201
Interm Russian
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RUSS 202
Inter Russian I
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RUSS 305
Russ Civ Via Film
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RUSS 306
20th Cent Russ Leg
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SC 112
Oral Comm Non-Native Speaker
Helps college students who are non-native speakers of English to improve their oral communication competence. Experiential learning approach emphasizes activities that promote involvement and interaction with the host culture. Students are expected t,o make several oral presentations. Native speakers of English are not permitted to enroll. A student may not take both SC 112 and 113 for credit.|
SC 255
Adv Interp
Provides training in the advanced techniques of the oral interpretation of the three major literary genres and their structures with respect to oral presentation. 1. Poetry, 2. Prose fiction, 3. Drama. Prerequisite: SC 155 or consent of instruc,tor. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
SOC 211
Prin Of Sociology
Introduces the nature and characteristics of human societies, the structure and processes of social life, the impact of social forces on personal and group behavior, and the interdependence of society and the individual. Each semester.|
SOC 216
Women And Culture
Introduces the study of the lives of women in cross-cultural perspective. Explores gender issues including sexual division of labor, inequality, changing position of women in families, and the role of women in development. Alternate years.|
SOC 236
Criminology
Examines historical and contemporary attempts to explain the origins of criminal behavior and society's reaction to it from a variety of perspectives. Provides students with an understanding of how these theories have influenced the present criminal, justice systems. Annually|
SOC 253
Intro To Gerontology
Provide a general introduction to social gerontology. Emphasizes the typical aspects of aging. Reviews current hypotheses and findings concerning aging processes. No prerequisite. Annually.|
SOC 310
Classical Sociol Theory
Acquaints students with the thoughts of sociologists who have made major contributions to the founding of the discipline and whose work continues to be relevant today. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of the instructor. Fall, annually.|
SOC 311
Social Stratification
Examines class, social status, and power inequalities at the community, national, and world level. Considers a history of inequality, theories of structured inequality, class information, poverty, class, gender, and racial inequalities, modality, and, legitimacy. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of instructor. On demand.|
SOC 312
Micro-Sociology
Explores the relationship between the individual and the social environment emphasizing group influences on individual attitudes and behavior. Examines major social psychological theories focusing primarily on symbolic interactionism, ethnoemthodolog,y, dramaturgy, and the sociology of emotions. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of instructor. On demand.|
SOC 315
Social Welfare
Examines the nature of social welfare policies and programs in the U.S. An overview of the history and administration of major social welfare programs is presented. Examines programs for the poor, the mentally ill, the disabled, children and families, at-risk, the unemployed, and the aged in our society. No prerequisite. Spring, annually.|
SOC 316
Ending Poverty
Introduces the field of development anthropology, including its applied aspects. Explores the history of development theory; models of cultural change; contemporary issues of poverty and globalization; models of program design. Provides students wi,th a practical background in project design, assessment, and management. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Alternate years|
SOC 318
Sociology Of Death And Dying
Provides an exploration of the sociological issues related to death, dying and bereavement. Topics examined include: societal definitions and attitudes, societal rituals and responses, and theoretical perspectives on death, dying and bereavement. Soc,ietal concerns regarding end-of-life decisions will be addressed. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.|
SOC 320
Contemp Sociological Thy
Acquaints students with the thought of sociologists who have made major contributions to theoretical sociology since the 1930s. Covers the life, historical context, and major works of theorists such as Parsons, Merton, Dehrendorf, Coser, Collins, Hom,ans, Blau, Turner, Goffman, and others. No prerequisite. On demand.|
SOC 321
Sociology Of Work
A study of occupational and organizational work settings, social meanings, types, and social functions of work. Analyzes unemployment and its social causes and consequences. Examines selected work place reforms and proposed structural changes of work,. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or ANTH 211. Once annually.|
SOC 324
Images Of Working-Class Life
Examines the experience of working-class people from a number of perspectives: non-fiction, fiction, poetry, song, drama, film. Focuses on themes of class, identity, cultural influences, and economic and political power as they explicitly relate to, the issue of work. Offered Spring odd years. Prerequisite: For ENG credit successful completion of or exemption from general education writing requirement; for SOC credit SOC 211. Spring, odd years.|
SOC 325
Middle Eastern Am & Society
This course will examine the many histories, experiences, and cultures that shape and define Americans of Middle Eastern origin. It explores the diversity and commonality of experiences among different Middle Eastern immigrant groups and their desce,ndents. The focus will be on the experiences of immigrants from the predominantly Muslim Middle East in American society with a modest attention to the historical trajectory of their immigration and settlement. The course will investigate the socia,l consequences of the events of September 11, 2001, as these have transformed the position of Middle Eastern Americans as an ethnic group. Themes and specific issues outlined in the course will include: immigration to the U.S., assimilation, demogr|