COMM364 Introduction to Mass Media (3)*
COMM365 Communications in Public Relations (3)*
COMM430 Organizational Communication (3)*
Business Writing (3)*
Technical Writing (3)*
2. One course in the area of behavioral patterns from the following:
Drugs and Human Behavior (3)
Psychology of Adjustment (3)*
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging (3)
Psychology of Personality (3)
Social Psychology (3)*
Industrial Psychology (3)*
Industrial Sociology (3)*
Social Gerontology (3)*
Sociology of the Life Cycle (3)
3. One additional course from 1 or 2 above.
4. One course in the area of Computer Science/Computer
Technology/Electronics from the following:
Programming in BASIC (3)
MATH260 Elements of Statistics (3)
Technical Electronics I (3)
Introduction to Microprocessors (3)*
Introduction to Quality Control (3)
5. One course from Economics/ Business/Public Administration from
Contemporary Economic Problems (3)*
Intermediate Economic Theory-Macroeconomics (3)*
Managerial Economics (3)*
ECON330 Labor Economics (3)*
ECON331 Collective Bargaining (3)*
MGMT250 Principles of Management (3)*
MKTG230 Principles of Marketing I (3)*
Public Administration I (3)*
6. One course in the area of Safety Education/Criminal Justice/Fire
Protection from the following:
CRIM442 Security Systems (3)
CRIM443 Arson Detection and Investigation (3)*
Introduction to Safety Education (3)
Principles of Accident Prevention (3)
B. The Leader and the Natural and Social Environment
6 sem. hrs.
1. One course in the area of the natural environment from the follow-
Environmental Issues (3)
Conservation of Natural Resources (3)
Introduction to Earth Environment (non-lab) (3)
Intro to Biology (3)
Environmental Biology (3)
2. One course in the area of the social environment from the follow-
History of Women in the U.S. (3)
U.S. Since 1945 (3)
History of American Labor (3)
American Urban Development (3)
Politics and the Environment (3)
Public Opinion and Propaganda (3)*
Interest Groups (3)*
Contemporary Social Problems (3)
Society and the Individual (3)*
Race and Ethnic Relations (3)*
Social Change (3)*
3 sem. hrs.
SSCI462 Senior Paper (3)
The student will write a research paper demonstrating leadership capa-
bilities learned in the study of the work environment.
IV. Free Electives
18 sem. hrs.
120 sem. hrs.
* Note: Courses designated with an asterisk require completion of prerequisites
either as general education requirements or as an elective.
+ The Career Development component provides academic credit to individuals
who have completed requirements for journeyman's certification or its equiv-
alent in selected trades or crafts and constitutes one-fourth of the degree pro-
Journeyman's certification in selected trades or crafts is defined as those appren-
ticeable programs which require a minimum of four (4) years (8,000) hours of on-
the-job training and a minimum of 576 hours of related instruction to supplement
on-the-job training. Such training may be given in a classroom or through corre-
Equivalent training is defined as manual, mechanical or technical skills and
knowledge obtained in on-the-job work experience and related instruction to sup-
plement on-the-job training with a company which is not registered with the
Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Council Department of Labor and
Industry. It further involves the development of skill which is not restricted in
application to products of any one company, but which is broad enough to be
applied in like occupations throughout an industry.
Criteria for Apprenticeable Occupations
An apprenticeable occupation is a skilled trade which possesses all of the follow-
1. It is customarily learned in a practical way through a systematic structural
program of on-the-job, supervised training.
2. It is clearly identified and commonly recognized throughout an industry.
3. It involves manual, mechanical or technical skills and knowledge which
require a minimum of 8,000 hours of on-the-job work experience, not includ-
ing the hours spent on related instruction.
4. It requires related instruction to supplement on-the-job training. Such instruc-
tion may be given in a classroom or through correspondence courses.
5. It involves the development of skill which is not restricted in application to
products of any one company, but which is broad enough to be applied in like
occupations throughout an industry.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND AREA STUDY
Students majoring in the social sciences or in foreign languages may, with the
consent of their major area department chairperson, pursue Foreign Language and
Area Study Specialization in one or more of the world's major countries or cul-
Specializations now available at the University are African Studies (French as the
language requirements); Latin American Studies (Spanish); Western Europe
Studies (French, Spanish or German); Russia Studies (Russian); Canadian Studies
(French) and Middle East Studies (French).
Students pursuing this program will undertake an independent study course in
their major discipline and will be required to pass an oral comprehensive exami-
nation administered by interdisciplinary Foreign Language and Area Study facul-
The requirements for a specialization in any of the Foreign Language and Area
study fields will include a minimum of 30 hours of course work in at least four of
the participating departments. The language requirements can be satisfied by the
study of 12 hours of the area language or by demonstrating, by examination, inter-
mediate competency in the spoken and written language.
Interested students should discuss this specialization with their major area depart-
ment chairpersons as soon as possible after matriculation at the University.
The following are included as examples of approved specializations:
LATIN AMERICA (Spanish)
Introduction to Comparative Government (3)
POLI341 Government and Politics of Latin America (3)
GEOG265 Geography of Latin America (3)
History of Latin America I (3)
History of Latin America II (3)
Independent Study in the major discipline (3)
Introduction to Comparative Government (3)
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