The College of St. Scholastica

Graduate Catalog 2010-2013

School of Sciences

Department of Biology | Department of Psychology and Sociology

Department of Biology
Graduate Courses in Biology

In order to meet the needs of students from the programs and the community, the College currently offers graduate courses in biology that are described below. These courses do not lead to a master's degree in biology from this College.

Program Coordinator: Gerald Cizadlo, Ph.D.

BIO/GER 5125: Biology of Aging
2 credits
Aging changes which are evident in humans are the result of time interacting with molecular mechanisms of biological systems. Current knowledge of these mechanisms will be examined, followed by an application of the basic principles of biological aging to the systems of the body. Prerequisite: completed course in anatomy/physiology or consent of instructor.

BIO 5210: Advanced Physiology I
2 credits
First course in a two-semester sequence which includes a semi-quantitative study of functions of the nervous system, musculoskeletal system and the circulatory system of humans. Prerequisites: completed course in anatomy/physiology and pathophysiology or consent of instructor.

BIO 5220: Advanced Physiology II
2 credits
Continuation of BIO 4210/5210 which includes a semi-quantitative study of functions of the body defense system, respiratory system, renal system, digestive system and reproductive system of humans. Prerequisite: BIO 4210/5210 or consent of instructor.

BIO 5555: Internship in Biology
4 credits

BIO 5999: Independent Project
1-4 credits
Graduate students often have special interests or needs which cannot be met by formal courses. The provision of this option will allow selected students to have some flexibility in meeting their program requirements.

Department of Psychology and Sociology

 

Graduate Courses in Psychology and Sociology

In order to meet the needs of community members and interested professionals, The College of St. Scholastica offers graduate courses in psychology and sociology. These courses do not lead to a master's degree in psychology or sociology.

Department Chair: Gerald Henkel-Johnson, Psy.D., L.P.

PSY 5470: Program Evaluation
2 credits
Examination of strategies used in assessing the need for, implementation of and effectiveness of interventions. Topics include: purposes of evaluation, understanding the program, planning the evaluations, roles for the evaluator, selection of criteria and standards, development of measures, implementation evaluation, outcome assessment, qualitative methods, reports of results, utilization of results and ethical issues in program evaluation. Students read reports and prepare proposals. Prerequisites: PSY 5330 and 5331 or equivalent.

PSY 6444: Projects in Psychology
variable credits
Applications of psychology through supervised practical experiences or research. The student initiates the project in a written proposal, completes it under faculty supervision and writes a formal report. Prerequisite: consent of supervising faculty member and department chair.

PSY 6777: Selected Topics in Psychology
variable credits
In-depth study of a topic of current interest in psychology. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

PSY 6999: Independent Study in Psychology
variable credits
Scholarly library research and reading in one's area of special interest. Under faculty supervision, the student initiates study in the form of a written proposal and then prepares and orally defends his/her written report or takes an examination. Prerequisite: consent of supervising faculty member and department chair.

SOC 6777: Selected Topics in Sociology
variable credits
In-depth study of a topic of current interest in sociology. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.