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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 The department offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty. Specific offerings for each term may be found in the Schedule of Classes.
 

 

History

The department offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty. Specific offerings for each term may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

Course prerequisites

Introductory and survey courses (HST 101-299) have no prerequisites. More advanced courses (HST 300-399) have a general prerequisite of writing proficiency (e.g., WRT 160) plus any special requirements listed within the course descriptions. The most advanced research courses at the undergraduate level (HST 400-499) have a general requirement of 20 credits in history plus any special requirements listed within the course descriptions.

  
  • HST 326 - The Italian Renaissance

    (4)
    The European Renaissance period, with emphasis on the Italian experience.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 327 - The Reformation

    (4)
    European humanism, with emphasis on the Lowlands, France and Germany; the background, development and impact of the Protestant Reformation.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 329 - Europe in the Seventeenth Century

    (4)
    A comparative analysis of European societies: the articulation of absolutism and constitutionalism, the emergence of the European states system, the origins and impact of modern science, the culture of the baroque and the development of commercial capitalism.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 330 - England, 1066-1485

    (4)
    Emphasizes the history of England between the Conquest and the Tudors, including cultural and social trends as well as political and dynastic developments and conflicts, domestic and foreign.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher. HST 101 recommended.
  
  • HST 332 - Occult Sciences and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

    (4)
    Examines the occult sciences (alchemy, astrology and natural magic) and witchcraft in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. Focuses on why people believed witchcraft and occult sciences were valid. Also examines the links between occult sciences and the eventual development of the scientific revolution.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 334 - Britain, 1815-1911

    (4)
    A consideration of the political, cultural, social and intellectual life of the British peoples from the passage of the Corn Laws to the Parliament Act of 1911.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 335 - Britain 1911 to Present

    (4)
    An analysis of British political, cultural and social history from the eve of World War I to the present.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 337 - Ireland, Prehistory to 1691

    (4)
    Ireland from its prehistory until the Battle of the Boyne emphasizing the development of indigenous Irish culture and institutions. Topics include the Celts and Gaelic society, early Irish Christianity, the Vikings, Anglo-Norman intervention, Gaelic resurgence and the Geraldines, the Tudor conquest, Ulster plantation and Jacobite resistance.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 338 - Ireland, 1691 to the Present

    (4)
    Modern Ireland from the Williamite wars to contemporary Ireland. Emphasis on the question of Irish national identity. Topics include colonial Ireland, revolution and the union, Catholic emancipation, the Great Famine, nationalism and republicanism, 1916, forging the new state and society and the North.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 339 - Women in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1789

    (4)
    Assesses women’s contributions to the changes and events of early modern Europe, examines women in the private and public spheres, and explores the dynamic of gender in studying the impact of women on politics, the economy, literacy and culture, and religious practices and beliefs. Identical with WGS 339.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 340 - Scotland: 1689 to Present

    (4)
    History of the Scottish nation from the revolution of 1689 to the present. Special attention will be given to the interaction of cultural, political and social developments, and the emergence of a self-conscious separate national identity.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 341 - Europe Since 1914

    (4)
    An analysis of Europe in world perspective since World War I.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 342 - Society and Culture in Early Modern Europe

    (4)
    The lives of common men and women in early modern Europe. Topics include family and work, sexuality and gender, religion and folklore, riots and rebellion, printing and literacy.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 343 - Germany Since 1740

    (4)
    German politics, society and diplomacy from Frederick the Great to the present.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 344 - Modern Italy: National Unification and the 20th Century

    (4)
    An examination, stressing political and institutional history, of early efforts to create Italian national unity, the means by which Italy was held together following unification of 1861, and the fate of the Republic from 1946 onward.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 346 - The Scientific Revolution

    (4)
    Examines major changes in theories about nature and medicine during years 1500-1700, including development of new methods and social settings for scientific inquiry that eventually led to the rise of modern science. No prior knowledge of science or higher mathematics is required.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160.
  
  • HST 348 - Europe in the Eighteenth Century

    (4)
    A comparative analysis of European societies: the old regime in Europe, beginnings of industrial development, the Enlightenment as a political and social movement, reform under the monarchy and the emergence of democratic ideologies, and the French Revolution.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 349 - France in the Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment

    (4)
    The ancient regime in France from the end of the wars of religion to the beginning of the Revolution (1589-1789).
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 350 - The European Mind to 1700

    (4)
    Major developments in European thought from the God-oriented world views of the Middle Ages to the development of scientific concepts in the 17th century. Emphasis is on reading original materials.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 351 - European Thought and Ideology from the French Revolution to the Present

    (4)
    Examines the history of ideas and intellectual life in the history of Modern Europe. Topics include the development of revolutionary culture and ideas, Romanticism, secularization and religion, realism/ naturalism, liberalism, conservatism, socialism/communism, the “new right” and fascism, modern scientific thought, the Holocaust, existentialism, post-modernism, and nationalism.
    Prerequisite(s): HST 102 or equivalent or permission of instructor. WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 352 - Nationalism in Modern Europe

    (4)
    Origins and development of nationalism in Europe from the eighteenth through the twentieth century. Political formation of European nation-states, the varied cultural manifestations of nationalism and the reawakening of European nationalism in the aftermath of the Cold War.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 353 - Nazi Germany: Society, Politics and Culture

    (4)
    Introduction to the Nazi regime in Germany. Special attention given to the origins and early years of the Nazi movement, as well as to the nature of German society, politics and culture during the Third Reich.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 354 - History of Modern Russia

    (4)
    The historical development of Russia from its roots to the present. Special emphasis will be placed on events after World War II and the perestroika.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 355 - Eastern European History

    (4)
    The historical development of the peoples and states of Eastern Europe and the Balkans from the Middle Ages to the present will be examined in broad outline.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 356 - The Modern Middle East

    (4)
    Covers the major themes in Middle East history since 1800 including Orientalism, imperialism, nationalism, liberal movements, gender relations, and the emergence of the Islamic movements.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 357 - The Arab-Israeli Conflict

    (4)
    Examines the origins and development of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the emergence of a peace process, and the collapse of that process, focusing primarily on the development of Israeli and Palestinian political identities and institutions.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 358 - The Cold War in the Middle East

    (4)
    Examines conflict and peace making in the Middle East in the context of the Cold War, especially decolonization, nationalism, and revolution as these issues were affected by U.S. - Soviet rivalry.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 359 - Modern Iran and Iraq

    (4)
    Examines the historical relationship between Iran and Iraq, with special attention to the period since 1800. Cultural similarities such as religion and ethnicity will be highlighted as dimensions which complicate political relationships across time. Students will develop an historical understanding of the basic themes of political identity, imperialism, and development.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 361 - History of American Families

    (4)
    History of American families as social institutions, emphasizing the impact of historical events and trends upon family composition, family functions and family life. Includes research in the student’s personal family history. Identical with WGS 361. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 362 - History of African-American Women

    (4)
    Covers the collective and individual experiences of African-American women from slavery to the present, including the quality of family life, economic roles, and their activities in women’s civil rights and political organizations. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity. Identical with WGS 362.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 363 - History of Southern South America

    (4)
    The social, political and economic history of Argentina, Brazil and Chile in the 19th and 20th centuries; expansion and Indian warfare; slavery and Empire in Brazil; regionalism and nationalism; industrialization and urbanization; and international relations.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 366 - Slavery and Race Relations in the New World

    (4)
    A comparative approach to the study of slavery in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean and to present race relations in these areas.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 367 - History of Mexico

    (4)
    The scope and achievements of pre-Colombian civilizations, the Spanish Conquest, the emergence of a multiracial society, the achievement of political independence and nation-building in the 20th century.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 370 - Origins of Modern Japan, 1568-1912

    (4)
    Japan from the “late feudalism” of the Tokugawa period through the first phase of Western-style modernization in the Meiji period. Themes include the perfection and decay of the samurai state, the Meiji revolution, nationalism, imperialism and movements for social and political democracy.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 371 - Twentieth-Century Japan

    (4)
    Japan since the Meiji period: the Taisho democracy movement, the changing position of women, fascism and militarism, total war, the American occupation and the rise to economic superpower status.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 373 - China’s Last Dynasty: The Qing, 1644-1911

    (4)
    History of China’s last great dynasty from its founding by the Manchus in 1644 through its powerful early emperors to its final collapse in 1911. Course includes discussion of traditional Chinese culture and institutions, territorial expansion, the Opium Wars and the 19th century revolutionary movement.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 374 - China in Revolution, 1911-1949

    (4)
    China’s 20th century revolutionary experience, focusing on the 1911, 1928 and 1949 revolutions. Topics include the struggle between China’s two revolutionary parties, the Nationalists and Communists; social change under the Republic; World War II in Asia; and the civil war that brought the Chinese Communist Party to power in 1949.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 375 - Women in China 1700 to the Present

    (4)
    History of women’s changing position in modern China, including a survey of women’s status in traditional Chinese society under the Qing (1644-1911), women as contributors to modernization in China during the revolutionary period (1912-1949), and their struggle for equality since 1949. Identical with WGS 375.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 376 - China Since 1949

    (4)
    History of China from 1949 to the present, focusing on major policies and personalities of the Maoist period (1949-1976) and on the dramatic social and economic changes which have occurred since 1976.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 377 - China and Inner Asia

    (4)
    China’s historical relations with Inner Asia: Chinese policy toward steppe empires north of the Great Wall including nomadic Xiongnu, Turks, early Tibetans, and Mongolians. Emergence of modern Inner Asian peoples such as the Uyghurs, Kazaks, and Manchus, and the role of Inner Asia in shaping modern China.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 382 - Religion, Politics and American Culture

    (4)
    Provides an historical analysis of the intersection of religion and American politics. Examines the connections between faith and political activism. Focusing on the period since the Civil War, it will emphasize controversies over the separation of church and state, religiously oriented social reform, and the rise of the religious right.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 383 - Postcolonial Conflicts in African History

    (4)
    Using postcoloniality as an organizing theme, surveys large scale conflicts in contemporary African history. Includes a discussion of origins, causes and broader contextualization of post World War II Africa.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 385 - Ancient and “Medieval” African Civilizations

    (4)
    Explores the history of Africa’s ancient civilizations– Egypt, Nubia, Aksum– and regional development in northern, western, and eastern Africa to 1500 C.E. Topics include migration and settlement, agriculture, technology and ideology, the spread and impact of world religions, trade, and the exchange of ideas.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 386 - Modern African History Since 1800

    (4)
    Political, social and economic history of Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries including Islam’s place in the building of empire-states in West Africa, versions of modernity, European colonization and African responses, and the African experience in state-building in the post- colonial era.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 388 - African Cultural History

    (4)
    Examines the evolution of African societies and politics between 1500 and 1850 in the context of global antecedents and regional configuration of power and resources. Special emphasis will be given to slavery and the slave trade.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 389 - African Environmental History

    (4)
    Examines the evolution of African environmental and ecological systems with an emphasis on climate change, hydrology, and human/environmental interaction, and the role of colonialism and economic development in environmental change. Identical with ENV 389.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 390 - Selected Topics in History

    (4)
    For majors and non-majors. Topics vary from year to year. May be repeated for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 391 - Directed Readings in History

    (2 to 8)
    Independent but directed readings for juniors and seniors interested in fields of history in which advanced courses are not available. Offered each semester.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • HST 392 - Working Detroit

    (4)
    Explores the history of 20th-century Detroit from the perspectives of its workers and unions. Key themes include immigration and ethnic diversity, the rise of mass production, the union movement, race relations, gender and the labor force, the postwar boom, and de-industrialization.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 393 - Oral History

    (4)
    Explores the complexities of a methodology widely used in historical research: interviewing people to learn about the past. Students will design their own oral history projects and conduct their own interviews.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 398 - Study Abroad

    (4)
    For majors and non-majors. Topics will vary from year to year, depending on the location. May be repeated once for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of department chair.
  
  • HST 399 - Field Experience: Public History

    (4)
    Field experience in history, with faculty supervision that incorporates student performance in an occupational setting. May not be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): junior/senior standing; 24 credits in history, of which at least 8 must be at the 300-400 level; completion of HST 300 with a 3.3 or better.
  
  • HST 406 - Native America to 1840

    (4)
    Study of the major trends within the histories of Native Americans from pre-Contact to the Removal Era. An emphasis will be placed upon the diversity of American Indian civilizations.
    Prerequisite(s): HST 114 and WRT 160 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 407 - Native America since 1840

    (4)
    Study of the major trends within the histories of Native Americans since the Removal Era. The Plains Wars, reservation policies, termination, and twentieth-century American Indian legal and social issues will be covered.
    Prerequisite(s): HST 115 and WRT 160 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 424 - The U.S. and the War in Vietnam

    (4)
    Examination of the war in Vietnam as a case study in American diplomatic history. Primary focus will be on the Johnson and Nixon administrations, although the war will be viewed in a much larger historical context.
    Prerequisite(s): HST 115 or HST 320 or HST 321 and WRT 160 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 431 - Ancient Greece and Rome

    (4)
    Provides an historic overview of the various intellectual, political, and cultural legacies of ancient Greece and Rome from the Homeric period to the collapse of the Roman Empire.
    Prerequisite(s): HST 101 and WRT 160 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 447 - French Revolution

    (4)
    Survey of the revolutionary era in France beginning with the reign of Louis XVI (1774) and ending with the Battle of Waterloo (1815). Examines the origins, development and impact of the French Revolution with an emphasis on topics in political and cultural history.
    Prerequisite(s): HST 101 or 102. WRT 160 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • HST 491 - Directed Research in History

    (4 to 12)
    Directed individual research for advanced history majors. Offered each semester.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor and HST 300.
  
  • HST 494 - Capstone Seminar in Cross-Cultural History

    (4)
    In this capstone course students investigate topics in cross-cultural history in a seminar setting. Under the guidance of the faculty leader substantive issues, research techniques and historiographical problems will be considered as the student prepares a research paper to be submitted at the conclusion of the course. Topics vary. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): senior standing or permission of instructor, HST 300.
  
  • HST 495 - Capstone Seminar in European History

    (4)
    In this capstone course students investigate topics in European history in a seminar setting. Under the guidance of the faculty leader, substantive issues, research techniques and historiographical problems will be considered as the student prepares a research paper to be submitted at the conclusion of the course. Topics vary. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): senior standing or permission of instructor, HST 300.
  
  • HST 496 - Capstone Seminar in World Civilization

    (4)
    In this capstone course students investigate topics in world civilizations in a seminar setting. Under the guidance of the faculty leader, substantive issues, research techniques and historiographical problems will be considered as the student prepares a research paper to be submitted at the conclusion of the course. Topics vary. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): senior standing or permission of instructor, HST 300.
  
  • HST 497 - Capstone Seminar in American History

    (4)
    In this capstone course students investigate topics in American history in a seminar setting. Under the guidance of the faculty leader, substantive issues, research techniques and historiographical problems will be considered as the student prepares a research paper to be submitted at the conclusion of the course. Topics vary. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): senior standing or permission of instructor, HST 300.

Histotechnology

  
  • HT 401 - Basic Histotechnique and Histochemical Staining Methods

    (12)
    Didactic and practicum experience in preparing histologic sections for light microscopy, including the study of over 50 different histologic and enzyme histochemical staining methods and their specific applications.
    Prerequisite(s): program permission.
  
  • HT 402 - Basic Electron Microscopy

    (3)
    Didactic and practicum experience in basic biological electron microscopy. Electron microscopic histochemistry and special techniques are also covered. Emphasis is on the electron microscope as a medical diagnostic tool.
    Prerequisite(s): program permission.
  
  • HT 403 - Immunohisto-Cytochemistry

    (5)
    Didactic and practicum experience in basic and advanced procedures of fluorescent and enzyme-labeled antibody techniques. Includes the preparation of tissues, staining with labeled antibodies and the use of the fluorescence microscope in clinical medicine and research.
    Prerequisite(s): program permission.
  
  • HT 404 - Special Techniques

    (4)
    Didactic and practicum experience in molecular pathology (in situ hybridization and DNA analysis), management, education methodology, technical writing and research techniques.
    Prerequisite(s): program permission.

Honors College

The following list of courses comprises The Honors College core.

  
  • HC 100 - First Year Colloquium

    (4)
    First year course prepares students to undertake the challenges and responsibilities of an academically prepared Honors College student. Required for all incoming Honors College freshmen in their first semester at Oakland University.
  
  • HC 201 - Art

    (4)
    Designed to provide an understanding of how art embodies and reflects particular perceptions and expressions of the world. This course helps students understand and appreciate the beautiful and develop aesthetic criteria whereby to better appreciate art and the way it captures human experience. May be repeated for 4 extra credits. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area.
  
  • HC 202 - Literature

    (4)
    Prepares students with strategies of how to read, understand, and appreciate literary texts. The course also makes it possible for students to enter into a vicarious experience which, as George Eliot puts it, is the most important thing we owe the artist. May be repeated for 4 extra credits. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the literature knowledge exploration area. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in general education. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
  
  • HC 204 - Western Civilization

    (4)
    Explores the political, social, economic, and intellectual aspects of Western culture,and how Western culture and ideas have been constituted. May be repeated for 4 extra credits. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the western civilization knowledge exploration area.
  
  • HC 205 - Global Perspective

    (4)
    Examines non-Western culture to show the similarities and differences among cultures. It reads the international scene from its own points of entry and explores how non-western cultures view the West. May be repeated for 4 extra credits. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the global perspective knowledge exploration area.
  
  • HC 206 - Social Science

    (4)
    Looks to social science and its particular methods of scientific inquiry. Of particular interest are the ways societal and cultural factors influence and shape individual and/or group behaviors and values. May be repeated for 4 extra credits. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the social science knowledge exploration area.
  
  • HC 207 - Formal Reasoning

    (4)
    Examines systematic and/or creative ways to approach, process, and analyze data and ideas from different disciplines. The course concerns itself with quantifiable evidence and symbolic systems of analysis. May be repeated for 4 extra credits. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
  
  • HC 208 - Natural Science or Technology

    (4)
    Provides students with an introduction into the major fields of natural science and technology. While the natural science focus acquaints students with things pertaining to the natural world, whether biological, physical, chemical, or environmental, the technology focus introduces students to ancient and/or current means of technology. May be repeated for 4 extra credits. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the natural science and technology knowledge exploration area.
  
  • HC 390 - Introduction to the Thesis

    (1)
    Required for Honors College students in the first semester of their junior year. The course addresses such topics as deriving a thesis statement, researching in the disciplines, research techniques, appropriate documentation and writing the thesis proposal.
    Prerequisite(s): minimum of three Honors College courses and completion of language requirement.
  
  • HC 490 - Independent Study

    (2 or 4)
    Supervised instruction of the Honors College thesis or independent project. May be repeated for credit. Offered each semester.

Human Resource Development

  
  • HRD 303 - Ethics in Human Resource Development

    (4)
    Introduces the forces that shape ethical behavior in the workplace; ethical considerations in transactions with employees, supervisors and peers; ethical responsibility in the marketplace and society; and how to solve ethical problems.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent.
  
  • HRD 304 - Lean Principles and Practices in Organizations

    (4)
    This course focuses on the application of systems theory as it relates to lean implementation on the human component in an organization. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge applications: completion of the general education requirement for a writing intensive course in general education or the social science knowledge exploration area.
  
  • HRD 306 - Introduction to Human Resource Development

    (4)
    Introduces strategic assumptions affecting individual and organizational development priorities. Investigates roles and competencies for HRD practitioners in a variety of workplace settings. Develops an understanding of HRD principles and practices and how they benefit the individual and organization.
  
  • HRD 307 - Presentation and Facilitation

    (4)
    Provides the knowledge and skills to facilitate and deliver professional presentations in various HRD and training settings. Focuses on the communications process, the analysis of the audience, the research and preparation of content, the selection of appropriate support materials, and the delivery or facilitation of professional presentations and meetings. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge applications integration area.
    Prerequisite(s): completion of the general education requirement for a writing intensive course in general education or the social science knowledge exploration area.
  
  • HRD 308 - Principles of Leadership

    (4)
    This course focuses on the major leadership theories and their application in a wide variety of settings. Includes opportunities for students to evaluate and enhance their own leadership potential.
  
  • HRD 309 - Technology Applications in HRD

    (4)
    Examines trends in technology that are transforming HRD practices, including HRIS, portals, knowledge management, service centers, and distance learning. Explores building a technology plan and using technology strategically within the organization.
    Prerequisite(s): HRD 306.
  
  • HRD 310 - Instructional Design

    (4)
    Introduces the application of systematic instructional design principles to the design of instruction. Critically examines the components of an instructional design model and applies its principles to the design of instruction.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent.
  
  • HRD 320 - Introduction to Labor and Employment Relations

    (4)
    Studies principles of both private and public sector labor relations. Includes discussions of the rights and responsibilities of all parties and traces labor relations through its origins and basic principles to current volatile issues and developing trends.
  
  • HRD 321 - Introduction to Public Sector Labor and Employment Relations

    (4)
    Studies principles of public sector labor relations. Concentrates on public employment relations in Michigan, and includes discussions of the rights and responsibilities of all parties and traces labor relations through its origins and basic principles to current volatile issues and developing trends.
  
  • HRD 322 - The Study of Labor and Work Organizations

    (4)
    An in-depth study of employment systems and relationships, and employee organizations.
  
  • HRD 323 - Negotiation for Personal Success

    (4)
    This course integrates the intellectual analysis of negotiation theory with the development of negotiation skills. The course focuses on two core approaches to negotiation, the psychological sub-processes of negotiation and the strategies that can be used by the parties to resolve breakdowns in the negotiation process. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge application integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge application: completion of the general education requirement in the social science knowledge exploration area.
  
  • HRD 324 - Work and the Law

    (4)
    A guide to the basic common law rights and responsibilities directly related to employment, as well as policies and procedures under the National Labor Relations Act. Includes a study of the principles used in employment related alternative dispute systems. Identical with SOC 324.
  
  • HRD 326 - Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution

    (4)
    In-depth study of the principles and practices of private and public sectors collective bargaining and dispute resolution including strategic planning and preparation, position formulation, negotiation techniques, and agreement/ratification processes. Exploration of employment dispute resolution through observation of formal arbitration presentations, decision-making exercises, and active participation in formal arbitration presentations.
  
  • HRD 327 - Employee Benefits

    (4)
    Introduction to employee benefits includes planning and administration of programs in changing employment and social contexts. Includes legally required and discretionary offerings such as Social Security, Workers’ and Unemployment Compensation, health, disability and life insurance, retirement, pay for time not worked, leaves, flextime, and others as well as benefit costing.
  
  • HRD 328 - Civil Rights and Regulations in Employment

    (4)
    Study of the principles, regulations, policies and procedures of federal and state Civil Rights laws. Additional study includes Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and related principles of civil rights and employment regulations.
  
  • HRD 336 - Behavioral Problems in Employment

    (4)
    Examination of a variety of problem behaviors in the workplace, including substance abuse, violence and stress, and their causes. Focuses on identifying problem behaviors, developing individual and organizational-level interventions and how to evaluate the success of such programs.
  
  • HRD 344 - Lean Kaizen in Organizations

    (4)
    This course provides students with a comprehensive “learn—do” experience about how successful Lean Kaizens are conducted. The six focus areas are: Lean Philosophy, Lean Tools & Techniques, Team-building, Kaizen Methodology, Organization Change and Presentation & Facilitation. Students will participate on a kaizen team and work on a dysfunctional real-world process. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge applications integration: completion of the general education requirement in the social science knowledge exploration area.
  
  • HRD 351 - Fundamentals of Human Interaction

    (4)
    Introduces key aspects of interpersonal relationships, such as self disclosure, feedback, conflict, trust and nonverbal communication. Examines various theories of healthy relationships and personal maturity. Self-appraisal, role plays, simulations and group interaction are used. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge application integration: completion of the general education requirement for a writing intensive course in general education or in the social science knowledge exploration area.
  
  • HRD 363 - Group/Team Development and Leadership

    (4)
    Studies the use of small group and team-based structures to enhance quality and performance in the workplace. Topics include team development, leadership, group norms and goals, resolving group conflicts, group problem solving and decision making models, and group assessments.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent.
  
  • HRD 364 - Career Development

    (4)
    Studies of career development theory, practices and resources in the workplace. Topics include development and implementation of career development programs, career materials and resources, trends and placement activities in working with individuals and organizations.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160 or equivalent.
  
  • HRD 365 - Interviewing in the Workplace

    (4)
    Examines fundamental principles and behaviors influencing workplace interviewing. Featured topics include active listening, questioning techniques, and structuring interviews. Skill practice opportunities are provided for needs assessment, behavioral, counseling, performance, conflict mediation and recruitment/selection interviews.
    Prerequisite(s): HRD 306 and HRD 351.
  
  • HRD 367 - Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

    (4)
    Identifies relevant culture-specific issues related to race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, disabilities and religion. Examines historical context of culture-specific issues (knowledge). Facilitates awareness of values and their significance in helping relationships (self awareness). Presents an ecological framework for developing effective practices (skills) Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. diversity.
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 160.
  
  • HRD 372 - Staffing, Performance Evaluation and Interaction within Organizations

    (4)
    Examines the strategic placement of HRD within an organization as well as the theories and practices of professional human resource development in the areas of staffing, setting performance standards and evaluating performance. Replaces HRD 362.
  
  • HRD 390 - Independent Study in HRD

    (2 or 4)
    Directed reading or research in an HRD topic. May be elected for independent study. Student selects topic, obtains faculty sponsor’s permission before registration and writes report. May be taken, with special permission, more than once for 8 credits total.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of a faculty sponsor by application to department.
 

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