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ECON 230 (3 credits)
Principles of Microeconomics

This course introduces students to foundational principles
of microeconomic theory, with an emphasis on economic
decisions made at the individual or firm level. It describes
and analyzes the interaction of supply and demand and the
behavior of the prices of goods and services. It explains
the determinations of costs, output, strategic pricing, and
purchasing decisions under various market structures in
a global economy. In addition, it describes the supply and
demand for factors of production with an emphasis on
graphical formatting.

PSY 116 (3 credits)
Introduction to Psychology

Students learn the major specialties of the field and
assumptions upon which they are based. Techniques used
by psychologists are discussed.

SOC 106 (3 credits)
Principles of Sociology

Provides a systematic interpretation of major elements
of sociology, including social dynamics, deviant behavior,
social and cultural change, and developing major social
trends.

SOC 121 (3 credits)
Critical Thinking

Provides an introduction to critical reading, writing, and
thinking. Encourages students to pose questions at
appropriate times and to have a generally critical attitude
toward advertising and other aspects of popular culture.

SOC 206 (3 credits)
Sociology of Deviant Behavior

Deviant social behavior are discussed. Topics include
development of deviant individual's personality; deviant
careers; conflicts between the deviant's and the normative
social world. Social techniques and patterns used to
resolve such conflicts are also covered.

SOC 216 (3 credits)
Multiculturalism

Introduction to general issues regarding cultural diversity.
A focus on complex and diverse group activities in the
contemporary workplace with an emphasis on coping skills
with persons from different ethic, gender, religious, and
professional backgrounds and perspectives.

SOC 221 (3 credits)
Marriage and the Family

Contemporary American marriage and family patterns
are discussed. Topics include historical and cross-cultural
perspectives; current trends toward urbanization and
changing value systems; and cultural, psychological, and
social factors involved in the changing American family.

special courses
TECH 100-105 (1-5 credits)
Special Topics

Special topics are selected. The topic to be studied is
determined by the instructor and approved by the vice
president for academic affairs. Credits earned are applicable
either as free electives in the program or as credits used
for graduation (with the approval of the vice president for
academic affairs.)

TECH 100, 199, 200, or 299 (1-8 credits)
Internships

Representing a possibility of four semesters, internships are
designed to provide credit for supervised on-the-job work
experience directly related to a student's major. Credit varies
based upon the total hours worked. The credit-to-work hour
ratio is 1 credit = 50 work hours. These courses include
employer supervision and evaluation.

pre-major program
Students may need to complete a course or courses at
a foundational level before entering a specific program
of study. Students in foundational reading, writing, and
mathematics courses are required to earn at least a "C" grade.
Students must also pass COMPASS testing requirements or
demonstrate academic excellence in required courses with
grades of "B" or higher.

Samuel L. Bigler, Associate Professor
MEd, BS: Millersville University
Sean McKnight, Professor
BS: Millersville University
MS: Penn State University

*These courses may not be used to meet graduation
requirements.
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