Dec 08, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 Course Numbering System

001-099 Developmental Courses (Credit Type DV*)
100-299 Lower division courses; may have prerequisites
300-499 Upper division courses
500-599 Foundational graduate courses and Education graduate certification courses
600-699 Graduate courses

*DV - Developmental courses completed at Avila count toward Term hours, Term GPA and Career GPA, but are not counted in Career hours. Developmental courses completed at another institution are counted in Term hours and Term GPA, but are not counted in Career hours or Career GPA.

Catalog Course Information

The number in parentheses after the course title indicates the credit in semester hours.

The letters following the course description indicate the semester in which the course is given. Fall semester course offerings are indicated by FA; spring semester, SP; summer session, SU. Where frequency of course offering is not indicated, the course is given as required.

 

Nursing

   •  NU 466 - Gerontological Nursing (2)
   •  NU 470 - Development of the Professional Nurse II (2)
   •  NU 471 - Women & Children Health & Illness Concepts (3)
   •  NU 473 - Psychosocial Nursing Concepts (3)
   •  NU 476 - Foundations of Evidence Based Nursing Care (3)
   •  NU 481 - Practicum II (4)
   •  NU 482 - Health & Illness Concepts III (3)
   •  NU 483 - Analysis & Evaluation of Healthcare Systems (2)
   •  NU 484 - Population Based Health Concepts (3)
   •  NU 485 - High Acuity Nursing Concepts (2)
   •  NU 486 - Advancing Professional Practice in Nursing (3)
   •  NU 488 - Practicum III (2)
   •  NU 489 - Capstone Practicum (4)
   •  NU 490 - Directed Study (1-3)
   •  NU 491 - Capstone for the RN-BSN Student (3)
   •  NU 492 - Options in Health Related Careers (1-3)
   •  NU 493 - Transitions in Practice (3)

Physics

   •  PH 117 - Physics Concepts (4)
   •  PH 180 - Topics in Physics (1-3)
   •  PH 231 - General Physics I (5)
   •  PH 232 - General Physics II (5)

Philosophy

   •  PL 111 - Introduction to Philosophy (3)
   •  PL 112 - Philosophy of Humor (3)
   •  PL 113 - Critical Reasoning (3)
   •  PL 221 - Philosophy of Religion (3)
   •  PL 255 - Ethics (3)
   •  PL 300 - Existentialism (3)
   •  PL 311 - Continental Philosophy (3)
   •  PL 312 - Bioethics (3)
   •  PL 326 - Feminist Theory & Practice (3)
   •  PL 339 - Social & Political Philosophy (3)
   •  PL 344 - Music & Politics (3)
   •  PL 355 - Metaphysics (3)
   •  PL 358 - Violence (3)
   •  PL 360 - Human Rights & Social Justice (3)
   •  PL 372 - Being Together: A Global Context (3)
   •  PL 380 - Special Topics (1-3)
   •  PL 480 - Special Topics (1-3)
   •  PL 485 - Practicum (3)
   •  PL 490 - Directed Studies (3)
   •  PL 499 - Senior Seminar (3)

Political Science

   •  PS 120 - American National Government (3)
   •  PS 220 - State and Local Politics (3)
   •  PS 334 - Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties (3)
   •  PS 337 - Topics in Law (1-3)
   •  PS 340 - Comparative Politics (3)
   •  PS 344 - Criminal Law (3)

Psychology

   •  PY 101 - General Psychology (3)
   •  PY 102 - Orientation Seminar in Psychology (3)
   •  PY 201 - Personality Psychology (3)
   •  PY 208 - Lifespan Development (3)
   •  PY 210 - Abnormal Psychology (3)
   •  PY 212 - Conflict Resolution (3)
   •  PY 214 - Psychology of Gender (3)
   •  PY 216 - Social Psychology (3)
   •  PY 224 - Psychology of Communication (3)
   •  PY 235 - Psychology of the Exceptional Child (3)
   •  PY 251 - Introduction to Art Therapy (3)
   •  PY 260 - Research Methods (3)
   •  PY 261 - Psychological Statistics & Methods I (3)
   •  PY 262 - Psychological Statistics & Methods II (3)
   •  PY 297 - Research Experience I (1)
   •  PY 320 - Psychotherapy Approaches (3)
   •  PY 321 - Leadership (3)
   •  PY 326 - Child & Adolescent Psychology (3)
   •  PY 332 - Health Psychology (3)
   •  PY 333 - Topics in Applied Research Methods (1-4)
   •  PY 350 - Behavior & the Brain (3)
   •  PY 351 - Animal Behavior (3)
   •  PY 360 - Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3)
   •  PY 371 - Cognitive Psychology (3)
   •  PY 373 - Diversity in the Workplace (3)
   •  PY 375 - Motivation & Emotion (3)
   •  PY 380 - Special Topics in Psychology (1-3)
   •  PY 383 - Drug Addiction & Use (3)
   •  PY 390 - Directed Study (1-3)
   •  PY 393 - Sports Psychology (3)
   •  PY 425 - Senior Seminar in Psychology (3)
   •  PY 459 - Art as Therapy (3)
   •  PY 485 - Field Experience in Psychology (3)
   •  PY 497 - Research Experience II (1)
   •  PY 498 - Senior Thesis (3)

Religious Studies

   •  RS 111 - Introduction to Religious Studies (3)
   •  RS 117 - World Religions (3)
   •  RS 221 - Philosophy of Religion (3)
   •  RS 225 - Introduction to Catholic Studies (3)
   •  RS 227 - Images of Jesus (3)
   •  RS 231 - Christianity (3)
   •  RS 233 - American Religious History (3)
   •  RS 251 - Islam (3)
   •  RS 252 - Judaism (3)
   •  RS 311 - Peace Studies (3)
   •  RS 317 - Catholicism in Latin America (3)
   •  RS 319 - Women, Religion & Community in the U.S. (3)
   •  RS 326 - Shaping the American Dream (3)
   •  RS 327 - Liberation Theology (3)
   •  RS 360 - Issues of Social Justice (3)
   •  RS 368 - Christianity in Film (3)
   •  RS 380 - Special Topics (1-3)
   •  RS 480 - Special Topics (1-3)
 

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