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School of Public
and Environmental
Affairs 2002-2004
Academic Bulletin

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Indianapolis Programs

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs
Associate of Science Degree Programs
Minors
Certificate Programs

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

About the Bachelor of Science Degree Program
Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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About the Bachelor of Science Degree Program

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs recognizes the complex problems facing our society, such as global warming, hazardous waste, escalating health care costs, balance of trade, and international relations. Through the four bachelor of science degree programs, the school develops its students' problem-solving abilities and organizational skills so that they may contribute possible solutions to these and other problems.

Students with a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs degree can continue their education in law, planning, public affairs, environmental science, or business administration. For those who choose immediate employment, our program is flexible enough to provide the necessary background to begin a career in the public, nonprofit, or private sector.

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health can lead to graduate study in health administration or other related professional fields. Students can also pursue careers in either the public or private sector in areas such as environmental health, health administration, epidemiology, or health policy and planning.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management is open to experienced health services professionals with an associate degree and credentials in a health field. This program provides specialized management training to qualified students.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree is excellent preparation for a career in corrections, law enforcement, or probation. Students could also continue their education by studying public affairs, law, social work, and other social sciences.

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Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs

The Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs requires 120 credit hours.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The SPEA curriculum is divided into three categories:

General Education
Electives
Major Area

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General Education

Communications
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

The following writing course:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  equivalent campus option (C or higher)

One of the following:
BUS X204 Business Communications (3 cr.)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

The following speech course:
COMM R110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.) or
  equivalent campus option

Social Sciences and Humanities
(Six courses for a minimum of 18 credit hours)

The following three courses:
ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
ANTH Al04 Culture and Society (3 cr.)
CLAS C205 Classical Mythology (3 cr.)
FLAC F200 World Cultures through Literature (3 cr.)
GEOG G110 Introduction to Human Geography (3 cr.)
HIST H105 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST H106 American History II (3 cr.)
HIST H108 Perspectives on the World to 1800 (3 cr.)
HIST H114 History of Western Civilization II (3 cr.)
REL R133 Introduction to Religions (3 cr.)
REL R212 Comparative Religion (3 cr.)

Two courses from the following Social Sciences and Humanities lists:

Social Sciences
AFRO A150 Survey of the Culture of Black Americans (3 cr.)
ANTH A104 Culture and Society (3 cr.)
COMM C180 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
ENG G104 Language Awareness (3 cr.)
FOLK F101 Introduction to Folklore (3 cr.)
GEOG G110 Introduction to Human Geography (3 cr.)
GEOG G130 World Geography (3 cr.)
HIST H117 Introduction to Historical Studies (3 cr.)
POLS Y101 Principles of Political Science (3 cr.)
POLS Y219 Introduction to International Relations (3 cr.)
PSY B104 Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science (3 cr.)
PSY B310 Life Span Development (P) (3 cr.)
SOC R100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)
SOC R121 Social Problems (3 cr.)
SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
WOST W105 Introduction to Women's Studies (3 cr.)

Humanities
CLAS C205 Classical Mythology (3 cr.)
CMLT C190 An Introduction to Film (3 cr.)
ENG L105 Appreciation of Literature (3 cr.)
FLAC F200 World Cultures through Literature (3 cr.)
FOLK F101 Introduction to Folklore (3 cr.)
HER H100 Art Appreciation (3 cr.)
HER H101 History of Art I (3 cr.)
HER H102 History of Art II (3 cr.)
HIST HI05 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST H106 American History II (3 cr.)
HIST H108 Perspectives on the World to 1800 (3 cr.)
HIST H113 History of Western Civilization I (3 cr.)
HIST H217 The Nature of History (3 cr.)

Courses may be substituted with permission of faculty advisor.

Natural Sciences
Three natural science courses of more than 1 credit each. One of the courses must have an associated laboratory of 1 or 2 credits. The courses and laboratory must total a minimum of 8 credit hours.

Courses may be chosen from the following list:
ANTH A103 Human Origins and Prehistory (3 cr.)
AST A100 The Solar System (3 cr.)
AST A105 Stars and Galaxies (3 cr.)
BIOL K101 Concepts of Biology I — Plants (5 cr.)
BIOL K103 Concepts of Biology II — Animals (5 cr.)
BIOL N100 Contemporary Biology (3 cr.)
BIOL N107 Introduction to Zoology (4 cr.)
BIOL N200 The Biology of Women (3 cr.)
BIOL N212 Human Biology (2 cr.)
BIOL N213 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIOL N214 Human Biology (2 cr.)
BIOL N215 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIOL N217 Human Physiology (5 cr.)
BIOL N251 Introduction to Microbiology (3 cr.)
BIOL N322 Introductory Principles of Genetics (3 cr.)
CHEM C100 World of Chemistry (3 cr.)
CHEM C101 Elementary Chemistry I (5 cr.)
CHEM C102 Elementary Chemistry II (5 cr.)
CHEM C105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHEM C106 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr.)
GEOG G107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)
GEOG G108 Physical Geography Laboratory (2 cr.)
GEOG/GEOL G185 Global Environmental Change (3 cr.)
GEOG G303 Weather and Climate (3 cr.) /Topical Seminar in Urban and Regional Systems
GEOG G307 Biogeography: Distribution of Life (3 cr.)
GEOL G107 Environmental Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL G109 Fundamentals of Earth History (3 cr.)
GEOL G110 Physical Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL G115 Introduction to Oceanography (3 cr.)
GEOL G117 Environmental Geology Laboratory (1 cr.)
GEOL G119 Fundamentals of Earth History Laboratory (1 cr.)
GEOL G120 Physical Geology Laboratory (1 cr.) or
  GEOL G206 Advanced Physical Geology Laboratory (2 cr.)
GEOL G132 Environmental Problems (3 cr.)
GEOL G180 Dinosaurs (3 cr.)
PHYS 100 Physics in the Modern World (5 cr.)
PHYS 152 Mechanics (4 cr.)
PHYS 200 Our Physical Environment (3 cr.)
PHYS 218 General Physics I (4 cr.)
PHYS 219 General Physics II (4 cr.)
PHYS 251 Heat, Electricity, and Optics (5 cr.)
PHYS P201 General Physics I (5 cr.)
PHYS P202 General Physics II (5 cr.)
PSY B105 Psychology as a Biological Science (3 cr.)

Quantitative Methods
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours.)

One of the following computer courses:
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
BUS K201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.)
CPT 115 Computer Info Systems Fundamentals (3 cr.) and
  CPT 140 Programming Constructs Lab (3 cr.)
CSCI N201 Programming Concepts (3 cr.)
CSCI N207 Data Analysis Using Spreadsheets (3 cr.)

One of the following mathematics courses:
MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
MATH 163 Integrated Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5 cr.)
MATH 164 Integrated Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (5 cr.)

One of the following statistics courses:
SPEA/MATH/PSY K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
ECON E270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business (3 cr.)
PSY B305 Statistics (3 cr.)
SOC R359 Introduction to Sociological Statistics I (3 cr.)
STAT 301 Elementary Statistical Methods I (3 cr.)

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General Electives

Additional courses beyond the general education and major requirements are needed to complete the minimum of 120 credit hours required for the degree.

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Majors

There are two majors offered on the Indianapolis campus:

Management
Civic Leadership

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Management Major

(Fifteen courses)

The following course:
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)

Two of the following courses:
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)
SPEA V221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)

Ten of the following courses:
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.) or
  SPEA V356 Introduction to Nonprofit Accounting and Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V361 Financial Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)
SPEA V369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.)
SPEA V370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)

The following capstone course:
SPEA V473 Management Applications Seminar (3 cr.)

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Civic Leadership Major

(Fifteen courses)

The following five courses:
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.) or
  POLS Y378 Civil Society and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Four of the following courses:
SPEA V260 Topics in Public Affairs: Political Organization (3 cr.)
SPEA V260 Topics in Public Affairs: Political Action (3 cr.)
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.) or
  SPEA V362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs: Community and the Constitution (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs: The Media and Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V472 Policy Processes in the United States (3 cr.)
POLS Y378 Civil Society and Public Policy (3 cr.)
POLS Y380 Civil Society in Comparative or
  other 300-400 level Political Science courses chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Four courses, totaling at least 12 credits, chosen with the advice of a faculty advisor in an Emphasis Area. Students are encouraged to design their own Emphasis Areas. Some suggestions include: Urban Problems and Solutions, Environmental Studies, Criminal Justice, Health Policy, Public Management, Nonprofit Management, Pre-Law.

The following capstone course:
SPEA V449 Policy Senior Seminar (3 cr.)

The following course:
SPEA V380 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs (at least 3 cr.)

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Bachelor of Science in Public Health

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health requires 120 credit hours.

Majors

There are two majors offered on the Indianapolis campus:

Environmental Science and Health
Health Administration

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Environmental Science and Health

This major prepares students to solve environmental and human health problems through pollution prevention and control. The following degree requirements are required of all students majoring in environmental science and health. Students who have not enrolled for three or more consecutive years will be required to follow these degree requirements.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

General Education
(Eighteen courses for a minimum of 59 credit hours)

Communications
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

Each of the following courses:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) (C or higher)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.) or
  BUS X204 Business Communications (3 cr.) or
  TCM220 Technical Report Writing (3 cr.)
COMM C223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
COMM R110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.)

Social Sciences and Humanities
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

The following courses:
ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)

One approved course from one of the following subject areas chosen in consultation with an advisor:
Anthropology
Geography
Journalism
Linguistics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

One approved course from one of the following subject areas chosen in consultation with an advisor:
Afro-American Studies
Classical Studies
Communication and Theatre
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Folklore
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
Music
Philosophy
Religious Studies

Natural Sciences
(Five courses for a minimum of 21 credit hours)

Each of the following courses:
BIOL N100 Contemporary Biology (3 cr.)
BIOL N251 Introduction to Microbiology (3 cr.)
PHYS P201 General Physics (5 cr.)

Two of the following courses:
CHEM C101/C121 Elementary Chemistry I with Laboratory (5 cr.) and
  CHEM C110/C115 The Chemistry of Life with Laboratory (5 cr.) or
  CHEM C105/C125 Principles of Chemistry I with Laboratory (5 cr.) and
  CHEM C106/C126 Principles of Chemistry II with Laboratory (5 cr.)

Quantitative Methods
(Five courses for a minimum of 14 credit hours)

Two computer courses:
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.) or
  SPEA V450/E400 Geographic Information Systems (2 cr.)

Two of the following mathematics courses:
MATH 153 Algebra and Trigonometry I (3 cr.) and
  MATH 154 Algebra and Trigonometry II (3 cr.) or
  MATH 151 Algebra and Trigonometry (5 cr.) and
  MATH 163 Integrated Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5 cr.)

The following statistic course:
SPEA K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)

Environmental Science and Health Major

Requirements
(Sixteen courses for a minimum of 45 credit hours)

1. Policy and Management
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours:

The following courses:
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.) or
  SPEA E162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA H416 Environmental Health Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)

2. Foundation and Methods
(Five courses for a minimum of 15 credit hours)

The following five courses:
SPEA E326 Mathematical Methods in Environmental Science (3 cr.)
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA H322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)
SPEA H459 Environmental Science and Health Data Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA H460 Techniques in Environmental Science and Health (3 cr.)

3. Applications in Environmental Science and Health
(Six courses for a minimum of 18 credit hours)

The following six courses:
SPEA E410 Introduction to Environmental Toxicology (3 cr.)
SPEA E431 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment I (3 cr.)
SPEA E451 Air Pollution and Control (3 cr.)
SPEA E452 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr.)
SPEA H428 Food Science and Sanitation (3 cr.)
SPEA H433 Industrial Hygiene and Radiological Health (3 cr.)

4. Environmental Science and Health Experience
(Two courses for a minimum of 3 credit hours)

Each of the following courses:
SPEA H367 Environmental Science and Health Practicum (2 cr.)
SPEA V380 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs (1-6 cr.) or
  SPEA H466 Public Health Field Experience (1 cr.)

Degree Electives
A minimum of 104 credit hours of required courses are listed for this curriculum. In addition, students must take a sufficient number of elective courses to total a minimum of 120 credit hours.

Grade Point Average Requirement
Students must obtain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and a minimum of GPA of 2.3 in the major courses to graduate from this program.

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Health Administration

This major targets students who wish to pursue a career as an analyst or manager in a health care environment. The following degree requirements are required of all students matriculating to the BSPH program majoring in health administration. Students who have not enrolled for three or more consecutive years will be required to follow these degree requirements.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

General Education
(Fifteen courses for a minimum of 47 credit hours)

Communications
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

Each of the following courses:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) (C or higher)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.) or
  BUS X204 Business Communications (3 cr.)
COMM C223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
COMM R110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.)

Social Sciences and Humanities
(Five courses for a minimum of 15 credit hours)

Each of the following courses:
ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
PHIL P120 Ethics (3 cr.)

One approved course from one of the following subject areas chosen in consultation with an advisor:
Anthropology
Geography
Journalism
Linguistics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

One approved course from one of the following subject areas chosen in consultation with an advisor:
Afro-American Studies
Classical Studies
Communication and Theatre
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Folklore
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
Music
Philosophy
Religious Studies

Natural Sciences
(Two courses for a minimum of 8 credit hours)

Two approved courses from the basic sciences, such as biology, chemistry, or physics:

Recommended courses:
BIOL N212 Human Biology (3 cr.) and
  BIOL N213 Human Biology Lab (1 cr.)
BIOL N214 Human Biology (3 cr.) and
  BIOL N215 Human Biology (1 cr.)

Quantitative Methods and Computers
(Four courses for a minimum of 11-12 credit hours)

One mathematics course such as Math M118, M119, or higher:

Recommended:
MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)

The following statistic course:
SPEA K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)

Two computer courses:
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.) or
  SPEA V450/E400 Geographic Information Systems (2 cr.)

Health Administration Major

Requirements
(Seventeen courses for a minimum of 48 credit hours)

1. Health and the Health Care System
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

Each of the following courses:
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)

2. Health and Public Policy
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

Each of the following courses:
SPEA H120 Contemporary Issues in Public Health (3 cr.) or
  SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA H420 Health Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.) or
  SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

3. Management Fundamentals
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

4. Health Services Management Skills
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

The following two courses:
SPEA H352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA H401 Strategic Planning for Health Care Organizations (3 cr.)

Two of the following courses:
SPEA H353 Advanced Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA H354 Health Economics (3 cr.)
SPEA H432 Health Care Marketing (3 cr.)
SPEA V370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.)

5. Integration of Health Services Management Theory and Practice
(Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours)

Each of the following courses:
SPEA H472 Applied Health Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H474 Health Administration Seminar (3 cr.)

6. Health Services Management Experience
(Two courses for a minimum of 3 credit hours1)

Each of the following courses:
SPEA H365 Health Administration Practicum (2 cr.)
SPEA V380 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs (1-6 cr.) or   SPEA H466 Public Health Field Experience (1 cr.)

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Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management

Students applying for the 120 credit hour B.S.H.S.M. degree must have earned an associate of arts or associate of science degree from an accredited university or college in nursing, allied health, dental hygiene, or medical technology; or an associate degree in another field with relevant work experience. Students who complete this degree are eligible to sit for the Long-Term Care Administrators Examination after they have fulfilled the Administrator-in-Training requirement.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

These requirements are divided into four main areas:

General Education
Electives
Management Core
Health Services Management Concentration Courses

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General Education

Communications
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

The following writing course:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  approved option (C or higher)

One of the following:
BUS X204 Business Communications (3 cr.)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
COMM C180 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
COMM C223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
COMM C228 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)
COMM R110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.)
COMM R227 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities
(One course for a minimum of 3 credit hours from any of the following subject areas)

Afro-American Studies
Classical Studies
Communication and Theatre
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Folklore
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies

Social Sciences
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

The following courses:
ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)

One approved course from one of the following subject areas:
Anthropology
Geography
Journalism
Linguistics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

Natural Sciences
(Two courses with labs for a minimum of 6 credit hours)

The following courses:
BIOL N212 Human Biology (2 cr.) and
  BIOL N213 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIOL N214 Human Biology (2 cr.) and
  BIOL N215 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)

Quantitative Methods
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

One computer course:
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.) or
  approved option

One of the following courses:
MATHM118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus (3 cr.)
MATH 163 Integrated Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
ECON E270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business (3 cr.) or
  approved option

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General Electives

Sufficient additional courses beyond the general education, core, and concentration requirements are needed to reach the minimum of 120 credit hours required for the degree.

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Management Core

The following four courses:
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)

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Health Services Management Concentration

Requirements (9 courses)

The following five courses:
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)
SPEA H352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA H371 Human Resources Management in Health Care Facilities (3 cr.)

Four of the following courses:
SPEA H402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H455 Topics in Public Health (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA H474 Health Administration Seminar (3 cr.)

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice requires 120 credit hours.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The program includes four main areas:

General Education (including a foreign language and a non-foreign language component)
Electives
Management and Policy
Criminal Justice

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General Education

Communications
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

The following courses:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  equivalent campus option (C or higher)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
COMM R110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.)

Quantitative Methods
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

One of the following mathematics courses:
MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
MATH 163 Integrated Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5 cr.)
MATH 164 Integrated Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (5 cr.)

The following statistics course:
SPEA K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.) or
  another statistics course approved by your faculty advisor.

One of the following computer courses:
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.)

Social Sciences
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours.)

Select 4 courses from the following:
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
ECON E201 Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E202 Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
ANTH A104 Culture and Society (3 cr.)
GEOG G110 Introduction to Human Geography (3 cr.)
GEOG G130 World Geography (3 cr.)
POLS Y101 Principles of Political Science (3 cr.)
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)
POLS Y217 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 cr.)
POLS Y219 Introduction to International Relations (3 cr.)
PSY B104 Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science (3 cr.)
PSY B310 Life Span Development (3 cr.)
PSY B380 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.)
SOC R100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)
SOC R121 Social Problems (3 cr.)
SOC R461 Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)
WOST W105 Introduction to Women's Studies (3cr.)

Humanities and Natural Sciences
(16-20 credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following two options:

OPTION ONE - FOREIGN LANGUAGE (RECOMMENDED OPTION)
OPTION TWO - NO FOREIGN LANGUAGE

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OPTION ONE - FOREIGN LANGUAGE (RECOMMENDED OPTION):

(Total of 16 to 18 credit hours.)

Foreign Language Requirements:
This requirement may be satisfied in one of the following ways:

  1. By completing first-year (10 credit hours) courses in a single language with passing grades;
  2. By completing second- or third-year course with a grade of C or higher;
  3. By taking a placement test and placing into the 200 level or higher; this waives the 100-level requirement but does not carry with it credit toward graduation.
This requirement may be met with first-year proficiency in American Sign Language.

Placement Test
Students with previous experience in French, German, or Spanish should take the Foreign Language Placement Test at the Testing Center to assess their level of language preparation.

Students who have achieved elementary or intermediate proficiency in any other foreign language should confer with the Foreign Languages and Cultures department for placement in the correct level of that foreign language.

Students who complete the course into which they were placed with a grade of C or higher are eligible for special credit at a reduced fee for the appropriate lower-division course(s) that precede the course taken. Foreign language special credit counts toward graduation and toward the foreign language requirements.

117 Courses
Courses numbered 117 are reserved for students who have never studied the language before. Students who have had two or more years of formal study in a language may take a 117-level course in that language as a refresher course before enrolling in a more advanced course, but they must recognize that their work will graded on a Satisfactory/Fail basis. A grade of S is equivalent to a grade of C.

Non-Native Speakers
Students for whom English is not a first language may be exempted from the foreign language requirement, without credit, by completion of ENG W131 and ENG W132 with the required grade of C or higher.

Students whose native language is not English may demonstrate proficiency in their native language and earn 3 to 6 credit hours of 298/299 special credit by successfully completing an appropriate 300-level course. They may not, however, receive credit for taking first- and second-year courses in their native language.

Humanities and Natural Sciences:

Take the following course:
HIST H105 American History I (3 cr.)

Take one of the following natural science courses: (3-5 cr.)
ANTH A103 Human Origins and Prehistory (3 cr.)
AST A100 The Solar System (3 cr.)
AST A105 Stars and Galaxies (3 cr.)
BIOL K101 Concepts of Biology I - Plants (5 cr.)
BIOL K103 Concepts of Biology II - Animals (5 cr.)
BIOL N100 Contemporary Biology (3 cr.)
BIOL N107 Introduction to Zoology (4 cr.)
BIOL N200 The Biology of Women (3 cr.)
BIOL N212 Human Biology (2 cr.)
BIOL N213 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIOL N214 Human Biology (2 cr.)
BIOL N215 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIOL N217 Human Physiology (5 cr.)
BIOL N251 Introduction to Microbiology (3 cr.)
BIOL N322 Introductory Principles of Genetics (3 cr.)
CHEM C100 World of Chemistry (3 cr.)
CHEM C101 Elementary Chemistry I (5 cr.)
CHEM C102 Elementary Chemistry II (5 cr.)
CHEM C105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHEM C106 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr.)
GEOG G107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)
GEOG G108 Physical Geography Laboratory (2 cr.)
GEOG G303 Weather and Climate (3 cr.) Tropical Seminar in Urban and Regional Systems
GEOG G307 Biogeography: Distribution of Life (3 cr.)
GEOG/GEOL G185 Global Environmental Change (3 cr.)
GEOL G107 Environmental Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL G117 Environmental Geology Laboratory (1 cr.)
GEOL G109 Fundamentals of Earth History (3 cr.)
GEOL G119 Fundamentals of Earth History Laboratory (1 cr.)
GEOL G110 Physical Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL G120 Physical Geology Laboratory (1 cr.) or
  GEOL G206 Adv. Physical Geology Laboratory (2 cr.)
GEOL G115 Introduction to Oceanography (3 cr.)
GEOL G132 Environmental Problems (3 cr.)
GEOL G180 Dinosaurs (3 cr.)
PHYS 100 Physics in the Modern World (5 cr.)
PHYS 200 Our Physical Environment (3 cr.)
PHYS 218 General Physics (4 cr.)
PHYS 219 General Physics (4 cr.)
PHYS P201 General Physics I (5 cr.)
PHYS P202 General Physics II (5 cr.)
PHYS 152 Mechanics (4 cr.)
PHYS 251 Heat, Electricity, and Optics (5 cr.)
PSY B105 Psychology as a Biological Science (3 cr.)

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OPTION TWO - NO FOREIGN LANGUAGE:

(Totaling 19-20 credit hours.)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

Take all of the following:
(Two courses for 6 credit hours.)
HIST H105 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST H106 American History II (3 cr.)

Take two of the following humanities courses:
Two classes for a minimum of 6 credit hours.
AFRO A150 Survey of the Culture of Black Americans (3 cr.)
CLAS C205 Classical Mythology (3 cr.)
CMLT C190 Introduction to Film (3 cr.)
COMM T130 Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.)
ENG L105 Appreciation of Literature (3 cr.)
ENG L115 Literature for Today (3 cr.)
HER H100 Art Appreciation (3 cr.)
HER H101 History of Art I (3 cr.)
HER H102 History of Art II (3 cr.)
FOLK F101 Folklore (3 cr.)
FLAC F200 World Cultures through Literature (3 cr.)
HIST H108 Perspectives on the World to 1800 (3 cr.)
HIST H113 History of Western Civilization I (3 cr.)
HIST H217 The Nature of History (3 cr.)
PHIL P110 Introduction to Philosophy (3 cr.)
PHIL P120 Ethics (3 cr.)
REL R133 Introduction to Religion (3 cr.)
REL R173 American Religion (3 cr.)
REL R180 Introduction to Christianity (3 cr.)
REL R212 Comparative Religion (3 cr.)

Take two of the following natural science courses (One must be a course with an accompanying lab):
ANTH A103 Human Origins and Prehistory (3 cr.)
AST A100 The Solar System (3 cr.)
AST A105 Stars and Galaxies (3 cr.)
BIOL K101 Concepts of Biology I - Plants (5 cr.)
BIOL K103 Concepts of Biology II - Animals (5 cr.)
BIOL N100 Contemporary Biology (3 cr.)
BIOL N107 Introduction to Zoology (4 cr.)
BIOL N200 The Biology of Women (3 cr.)
BIOL N212 Human Biology (2 cr.)
BIOL N213 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIOL N214 Human Biology (2 cr.)
BIOL N215 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIOL N217 Human Physiology (5 cr.)
BIOL N251 Introduction to Microbiology (3 cr.)
BIOL N322 Introductory Principles of Genetics (3 cr.)
CHEM C100 World of Chemistry (3 cr.)
CHEM C101 Elementary Chemistry I (5 cr.)
CHEM C102 Elementary Chemistry II (5 cr.)
CHEM C105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHEM C106 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr.)
GEOG G107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)
GEOG G108 Physical Geography Laboratory (2 cr.)
GEOG G303 Weather and Climate (3 cr.) Tropical Seminar in Urban and Regional Systems
GEOG G307 Biogeography: Distribution of Life (3 cr.)
GEOG/GEOL G185 Global Environmental Change (3 cr.)
GEOL G107 Environmental Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL G109 Fundamentals of Earth History (3 cr.)
GEOL G117 Environmental Geology Laboratory (1 cr.)
GEOL G119 Fundamentals of Earth History Lab. (1 cr.)
GEOL G110 Physical Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL G120 Physical Geology Laboratory (1 cr.) or
  GEOL G206 Advanced Physical Geology Lab. (2 cr.)
GEOL G115 Introduction to Oceanography (3 cr.)
GEOL G132 Environmental Problems (3 cr.)
GEOL G180 Dinosaurs (3 cr.)
PHYS 100 Physics in the Modern World (5 cr.)
PHYS 200 Our Physical Environment (3 cr.)
PHYS 218 General Physics (4 cr.)
PHYS 219 General Physics II (4 cr.)
PHYS P201 General Physics I (5 cr.)
PHYS P202 General Physics II (5 cr.)
PHYS 152 Mechanics (4 cr.)
PHYS 251 Heat, Electricity, and Optics (5 cr.)
PSY B105 Psychology as a Biological Science (3 cr.)

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General Electives

Sufficient additional courses beyond the general education, core, and concentration requirements are needed to reach the minimum of 120 credit hours required for the degree.

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Management and Policy Core

(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

Four of the following courses:
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)
SPEA V221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V472 Policy Processes in the United States (3 cr.)

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Criminal Justice Concentration

Requirements (11 courses)

The following course:
SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.) or
  SPEA J302 Procedural Criminal Law (3 cr.)
  Note: students may take both these courses, but only one will count toward this requirement.
SPEA J305 The Juvenile Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)

The following three courses:
SPEA J201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA J202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources (3 cr.)
SPEA J439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Four additional criminal justice courses totaling 12 credit hours. At least two of these totaling 6 credits must be 300- or 400-level criminal justice courses. SPEA J260 and SPEA J380 may count toward this requirement, but are limited to a maximum of 3 credit hours each. SPEA J380 may not be counted as one of the 300- or 400-level courses for this requirement.

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Associate of Science Degree Programs

Requirements
Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
Associate of Science in Public Affairs

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Requirements

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers two associate degree programs. Courses that meet associate degree requirements generally can be applied to a subsequent baccalaureate degree program. The following are general requirements for the completion of an associate degree:

  1. Students must apply for admission to the Associate Degree Program before completing 35 credit hours of course work toward the degree. Applications are available in the records office.
  2. A minimum of 60 credit hours with a 2.00 cumulative average or higher and a 2.30 average or higher in core and concentration courses is required. All requirements for this degree must be satisfied before earning 86 credit hours.
  3. A limited number of courses may be transferred from other accredited institutions or be taken through independent study.
  4. Courses taken to meet specific degree requirements cannot be double-counted (used to satisfy any other degree requirement).
  5. A maximum of two elective courses may be taken pass-fail in this degree.
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Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The SPEA curriculum is divided into three categories:

General Education
Management and Policy
Concentration Area

General Education

Communications
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours.)

The following courses:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  equivalent campus-approved option (C or higher)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
COMM R110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.)

Technical and Quantitative Skills
(One course for a minimum 3 credit hours)

Select one of the following courses:
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)

Social Sciences
(Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours)

Select two courses from the following:
ANTH A104 Culture and Society (3 cr.)
ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
GEOG G110 Introduction to Human Geography (3 cr.)
GEOG G130 World Geography (3 cr.)
POLS Y101 Principles of Political Science (3 cr.)
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)
POLS Y217 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 cr.)
POLS Y219 Introduction to International Relations (3 cr.)
PSY B104 Psychology as a Social Science (3 cr.)
PSY B310 Life Span Development (3 cr.)
PSY B380 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.)
SOC R100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)
SOC R121 Social Problems (3 cr.)
WOST W105 Introduction to Women's Studies (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities
(Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours)

The following history course:
HIST H105 American History I (3 cr.)

Select one of the following courses:
Foreign Language first-year classes, usually numbered 117, 118, or 119
AFRO A150 Survey of the Culture of Black Americans (3 cr.)
CLAS C205 Classical Mythology (3 cr.)
CMLT C190 An Introduction to Film (3 cr.)
COMM T130 Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.)
ENG L105 Appreciation of Literature (3 cr.)
ENG L115 Literature for Today (3 cr.)
HER H100 Art Appreciation (3 cr.)
HER H101 History of Art I (3 cr.)
HER H102 History of Art II (3 cr.)
FLAC F200 World Cultures through Literature (3 cr.)
FOLK F101 Introduction to Folklore (3 cr.)
HIST H106 American History II (3 cr.)
HIST H108 Perspectives on the World to 1800 (3 cr.)
HIST H113 History of Western Civilization I (3 cr.)
HIST H217 The Nature of History (3 cr.)
PHIL P110 Introduction to Philosophy (3 cr.)
PHIL P120 Ethics (3 cr.)
REL R133 Introduction to Religion (3 cr.)
REL R173 American Religion (3 cr.)
REL R180 Introduction to Christianity (3 cr.)
REL R212 Comparative Religion (3 cr.)

Physical Sciences
(One course for a minimum 3 credit hours)

Select one course from the following:
ANTH A103 Human Origins and Prehistory (3 cr.)
AST A100 The Solar System (3 cr.)
AST A105 Stars and Galaxies (3 cr.)
BIOL K101 Concepts of Biology I B Plants (5 cr.)
BIOL K103 Concepts of Biology II B Animals (5 cr.)
BIOL N100 Contemporary Biology (3 cr.)
BIOL N107 Exploring the World of Animals (4 cr.)
BIOL N200 Biology of Women (3 cr.)
BIOL N212 Human Biology (2 cr.)
BIOL N213 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIOL N214 Human Biology (2 cr.)
BIOL N215 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIOL N217 Human Physiology (5 cr.)
BIOL N251 Introduction to Microbiology (3 cr.)
BIOL N322 Introductory Principles of Genetics (3 cr.)
CHEM C100 The World of Chemistry (3 cr.)
CHEM C101 Elementary Chemistry I (5 cr.)
CHEM C102 Elementary Chemistry II (5 cr.)
CHEM C105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHEM C106 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr.)
GEOG G107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)
GEOG G108 Physical Geography Laboratory (2 cr.)
GEOG G303 Weather and Climate (3 cr.)
GEOG G307 Biogeography: Distribution of Life (3 cr.)
GEOG/GEOL G185 Global Environmental Change (3 cr.)
GEOL G107 Environmental Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL G117 Environmental Geology Laboratory (1 cr.)
GEOL G109 Fundamentals of Earth History (3 cr.)
GEOL G119 Fundamentals of Earth History Laboratory (1 cr.)
GEOL G110 Physical Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL G120 Physical Geology Laboratory (1 cr.) or
  GEOL G206 Advanced Physical Geology Laboratory (2 cr.)
GEOL G115 Introduction to Oceanography (3 cr.)
GEOL G132 Environmental Problems (3 cr.)
GEOL G180 Dinosaurs (3 cr.)
PHYS 100 Physics in the Modern World (5 cr.)
PHYS 200 Our Physical Environment (3 cr.)
PHYS P201 General Physics I (5 cr.)
PHYS P202 General Physics II (5 cr.)
PHYS 152 Mechanics (4 cr.)
PHYS 218 General Physics (4 cr.)
PHYS 219 General Physics (4 cr.)
PHYS 251 Heat, Electricity, and Optics (5 cr.)
PSY B105 Psychology as a Biological Science (3 cr.)

General Electives
Additional courses beyond the above requirements to total 60 credit hours.

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Management and Policy

(One course for a minimum of 3 credit hours)

One of the following courses:
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)

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Criminal Justice Concentration

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA J201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA J202 Criminal Justice Data Methods, and Resources (3 cr.)
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.) or
  SPEA J302 Procedural Criminal Law (3 cr.)
  (Students may take both of these courses, but only one will count toward this requirement.)
SPEA J305 Juvenile Justice (3 cr.)
SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)

One additional SPEA criminal justice course for a minimum of 3 credit hours. (Note: SPEA J380 and SPEA J480 may not be used for criminal justice elective credit but may be used for general elective credit.)

Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a minimum GPA of 2.3 in the courses taken to fulfill the criminal justice and management and policy requirements. All requirements for this degree must be satisfied before earning 86 credit hours.

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Associate of Science in Public Affairs

Students must complete one of the following concentrations: Criminal Justice, Emergency Services Administration, Environmental Affairs, Public Administration, or a specialized program approved by a SPEA advisor.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The SPEA curriculum is divided into four categories

General Education
Electives
Public Affairs Core
Concentration Area

General Education

Communications
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours.)

The following writing course:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  equivalent campus-approved option (C or higher)

One of the following advanced writing courses:
BUS X204 Business Communications (3 cr.)
ENG W231 Professional Writing (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
COMM C104 Voice and Diction (3 cr.)
COMM C180 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
COMM C223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
COMM C228 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)
COMM R110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.)
COMM R227 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)

Social Sciences
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours.)

The following two courses:
ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.) or
  ECON E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)

One course from sociology or psychology

Quantitative Methods
(Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours.)

One of the following computer science courses:
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
CPT 115 Computer Info Systems Fundamentals (3 cr.) and
  CPT 140 Programming Constructs Lab (3 cr.)
CSCI N201 Programming Concepts (3 cr.)
CSCI N207 Data Analysis Using Spreadsheets (3 cr.)

One approved mathematics course:
MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.) or
  MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
Note: Environmental Affairs Concentration students must select a course in calculus to satisfy this requirement.

Arts and Humanities
(One course from one of the following subject areas for a minimum of 3 credit hours.)

Afro-American Studies
American Studies
Classical Studies
Communication and Theatre
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Folklore
Foreign Languages and Literature
History: H105 or H106 recommended
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies

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General Electives

Additional courses beyond the general education, core, and concentration requirements are needed to complete the Associate of Science degree requirement of 60 credit hours.

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Public Affairs Core

(Four courses)

The following courses:
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA E162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA V270 Survey of Administrative Techniques (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)

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Areas of Concentration

Criminal Justice Concentration
Emergency Services Administration Concentration
Environmental Affairs Concentration
Public Administration Concentration
Special Concentration

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Criminal Justice Concentration

This concentration provides an introduction to law enforcement, correctional administration, and criminal law and procedure.

Requirements (Five courses)

The following two courses:
SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA J201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA J202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources (3 cr.)
SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)

Two additional criminal justice courses.

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Emergency Services Administration Concentration

The Emergency Services Administration Concentration provides managerial skills to emergency service personnel.

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA V375 Emergency Services Administration (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA J376 Principles of Public Safety (3 cr.)
SPEA K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.) or
  other approved course
SPEA V346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

Students are required to complete successfully an approved administrative field experience course of at least 3 credit hours. The field experience requirement may be satisfied through an internship or special project that must have an advisor's prior approval.

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Environmental Affairs Concentration

The Environmental Affairs Concentration provides an introduction to environmental problems and options for their solutions.

Requirements (Seven courses)

The following course:
SPEA V365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)

A chemistry or physics course (3-5 cr.)
One of the following courses:
GEOG G107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)
GEOL G107 Environmental Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL G110 Geology: The Earth's Environment (3 cr.)

One of the following courses not taken as a social science requirement in the general education area:
ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)

Two of the following courses:
SPEA E431 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment (3 cr.)
SPEA E451 Air Pollution and Control (3 cr.)
SPEA E452 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr.)
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
BIOL K341 Principles of Ecology (5 cr.)
GEOG G315 Environmental Conservation (3 cr.)
GEOL G300 Environmental and Urban Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL G415 Geomorphology (3 cr.)
GEOL G416 Economic Geology (3 cr.)
POLS Y313 Environmental Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA/MATH/PSY K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
ECON E270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business (3 cr.)
PSY B305 Statistics (3 cr.)
SOC R359 Introduction to Sociological Statistics (3 cr.)
STAT 301 Elementary Statistical Methods I (3 cr.)

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Public Administration Concentration

The Public Administration Concentration provides an overview of the primary areas of public administration.

Requirements (Four courses)

Four of the following courses:
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA V346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.) (if not taken to meet public affairs core requirement)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

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Special Concentration

(Minimum of four courses)

A special concentration of at least four courses may be developed to meet special career needs. This concentration must be approved by a faculty advisor and program director.

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Minors

Any Indiana University student enrolled in a baccalaureate program may pursue one or more of the minors offered by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Individuals interested in one or more of these minors should inquire in the SPEA undergraduate advising office for additional details. Students who successfully complete the requirements will have the minor conferred with their degree. SPEA's multidisciplinary faculty and curricula address environmental, health, public policy, and management issues from a variety of perspectives. A minor in SPEA can enhance career opportunities for liberal arts and other majors.

Public and Environmental Affairs Minor
Criminal Justice Minor
Environmental Science and Health Minor
Health Systems Administration Minor

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Public and Environmental Affairs Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA E162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.) If not used above
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3 cr.) May be repeated
or other courses in public or environmental affairs approved by a SPEA advisor

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Criminal Justice Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
2 SPEA J201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
2 SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
2 SPEA J201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
2 SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)

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Environmental Science and Health Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA H416 Environmental Health Policy (3 cr.)
POLS Y313 Environmental Policy (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA E326 Mathematical Methods in Environmental Science (3 cr.)
SPEA E410 Introduction to Environmental Toxicology (3 cr.)
SPEA E431 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment (3 cr.)
SPEA E451 Air Pollution and Control (3 cr.)
SPEA E452 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr.)
SPEA H428 Food Science and Sanitation (3 cr.)
SPEA H433 Industrial Hygiene and Radiological Health (3 cr.)
or other courses in environmental science and health approved by a SPEA faculty advisor.

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Health Systems Administration Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA H371 Human Resource Management in Health Care Facilities (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA H352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA H402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H455 Topics in Public Health (3 cr.) May be repeated

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Certificate Programs

The areas of study in which certificate programs are currently available are

Effective Citizenship
Environmental Studies
Nonprofit Management
Public Affairs
Public Health
Public Management
American Humanics

General Requirements

  1. Students in good academic standing and enrolled in baccalaureate programs at Indiana University are eligible to apply for a certificate at the SPEA records office. Interested students must apply for a certificate before completing 15 credit hours (9 credit hours for public health) of applicable course work.
  2. SPEA students cannot earn a certificate in the same area as their concentration.
  3. A grade point average of 2.0 or higher is required in all course work credited toward the certificate.
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Certificate in Effective Citizenship

Offered in conjunction with the Department of Political Science, this certificate provides an understanding of political organizations and political action in the United States.

Certificate Requirements
(Nineteen credit (19) hours, including an internship with a civic group or political party)

Select a minimum of 19 credit hours from the following:
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V260 Topics in Public Affairs: Political and Civic Organization (3 cr.) or
  POLS Y250 Political and Civic Organization (3 cr.)
SPEA V260 Topics in Public Affairs: Effective Political Action (3 cr.) or
  POLS Y260 Effective Political Action

Attendance at, and completion of a report on, both the Bulen Symposium on American Politics and the Bowen Institute for Political Participation (1 cr.)

Completion of an internship with a public affairs or civic group or with a local or state political party organization with credit awarded under either SPEA V380 Internship in Public Affairs (3 cr.) or POLS Y481 Field Experience in Political Science (3 cr.)

Completion of an independent research project based on either the student's internship experience or a topic covered at the Bulen Symposium or Bowen Institute that the student attended with credit awarded under either SPEA V390 Readings in Public and Environmental Affairs (3 cr.) or POLS Y480 Undergraduate Readings in Political Science (3 cr.)

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Certificate in Environmental Studies

This certificate introduces students to selected aspects of current thinking and research on the nature, causes, and solutions to environmental problems.

Certificate Requirements
(Ten courses)

The following five courses:
BIOL K341 Principles of Ecology (3 cr.)
CHEMC101 Elementary Chemistry I (5 cr.) or
  CHEM C105 Principles of Chemistry (5 cr.)
ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA E162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
GEOG G107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)
GEOL G107 Environmental Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL G110 Geology: The Earth's Environment (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA E431 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment (3 cr.)
SPEA E451 Air Pollution and Control (3 cr.)
SPEA E452 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr.)
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.) or
  approved option
SPEA V365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
BIOL K442 Population and Systems Ecology (3 cr.)
CHEM C207 Introduction to Biochemistry (4 cr.)
CHEM C310 Analytical Chemistry (3 cr.)
CHEM C341 Organic Chemistry Lectures I (3 cr.)
ECON E485 Social Control of Industry (3 cr.)
GEOG G303 Weather and Climate (3 cr.)
GEOG G304 Meteorology and Climatology (3 cr.)
GEOG G315 Environmental Conservation (3 cr.)
GEOL G300 Environmental and Urban Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL G303 Geologic Mapping and Field Methods (4 cr.)
GEOL G406 Introduction to Geochemistry (3 cr.)
GEOL G415 Geomorphology (3 cr.)
GEOL G451 Principles of Hydrogeology (3 cr.)
PHYS 218 General Physics I (4 cr.)
SOC R465 Population and Human Ecology (3 cr.)

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Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The nonprofit sector is a dynamic and rapidly expanding area. The Certificate in Nonprofit Management allows students to take part in course work specifically concerned with the nonprofit sector and geared toward preparing them for careers in nonprofit organizations.

Certificate Requirements
(Five courses)

Courses must be selected from the following categories. Alternate courses may be substituted with the approval of the campus undergraduate program director. Courses listed with an asterisk are included in the American Humanics program. Completion of the American Humanics program at IUPUI qualifies a student for the IU Nonprofit Management Certificate.

Nonprofit Institutions (Minimum of 3 credit hours)
*SPEA V221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
*BUS W220 Introduction to the Nonprofit Corporation (3 cr.) (offered on the Bloomington campus)

Nonprofit Management (Minimum of 6 credit hours)

The following course:
*SPEA V362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
*SPEA V356 Introduction to Nonprofit Accounting and Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V401 Financial and Cost-Benefit Analysis (3 cr.)
*SPEA V458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
*BUS A200 Foundations in Accounting (3 cr.)

Nonprofit Field (Minimum of 3 credit hours)
Select one course from a special feature of a nonprofit field, service arena, or industry. Examples include:
SPEA E162 Environmental and People (3 cr.)
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
POLS Y326 American Social Welfare Policy (3 cr.) (offered on the Bloomington campus)
*PSY B310 Life Span Development (3 cr.)
*SOC R335 Sociological Perspectives on the Life Course (3 cr.)

Internship (Minimum of 3 credit hours)
SPEA V380 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V388 American Humanics Internship (3 cr.)

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Certificate in Public Affairs

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers the Certificate in Public Affairs to provide an overview of the study of public policy, governmental organization, and public management as an enhancement to the major area of study in a student's undergraduate program. The interdisciplinary program requires 27 credit hours, of which at least 15 but not more than 21 credit hours must be in SPEA courses.

Certificate Requirements
(Nine courses)

The following courses:
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA E162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)

A total of two courses from groups A, B, and C, with no more than one course from any group.

  1. Organizational Behavior
    SPEA V270 Survey of Administrative Techniques (3 cr.)
    BUS Z302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)
  2. Public Administration
    SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
  3. Law
    SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
    SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
    BUS L201 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.)
    POLS Y304 American Constitutional Law I (3 cr.)
    POLS Y305 American Constitutional Law II (3 cr.)
Choose any four of the following courses:

Public Affairs
SPEA V260 Topics in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V442 Topics in Budgeting or Cost-Benefit (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V444 Public Administrative Organization (3 cr.)
SPEA V449 Policy Senior Seminar (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V472 Policy Processes in the United States (3 cr.)

Criminal Justice
SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA J302 Procedural Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA J322 Introduction to Criminalistics (3 cr.)
SPEAJ401 Criminal Law and Procedure (3 cr.)
SPEAJ439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Geography
GEOG G412 Urban Transportation Analysis (3 cr.)
GEOG G414 Regional Transport Systems (3 cr.)

Political Science
POLS Y200 Citizen and the Courts (3 cr.)
POLS Y302 Public Bureaucracy in Modern Society (3 cr.)
POLS Y306 State Politics in the United States (3 cr.)
POLS Y394 Public Policy Analysis (3 cr.)

Sociology
SOC R329 Urban Sociology (3 cr.)
SOC R345 Crime and Society (3 cr.)
SOC R346 Control of Crime (3 cr.)
SOC R480 Sociology and Social Policy (3 cr.)

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Certificate in Public Health

The curriculum is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of environmental health issues, current health policies, and the structure of the medical care delivery system.

Certificate Requirements
(Six courses)

The following three courses:
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA E410 Introduction to Environmental Toxicology (3 cr.)
SPEA E431 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment (3 cr.)
SPEA E451 Air Pollution and Control (3 cr.)
SPEA E452 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr.)
SPEA H342 Community Health Education (3 cr.)
SPEA H411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H416 Environmental Health Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA H423 Disease Vector Control (3 cr.) or
  BIOL K443 Medical Parasitology and Entomology (3 cr.)
SPEA H428 Food Science and Sanitation (3 cr.)
SPEA H433 Industrial Hygiene and Radiological Health (3 cr.)
SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H459 Environmental Science and Health Data Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA H460 Techniques in Environmental Science and Health (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
ECON E387 Health Economics (3 cr.)

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Certificate in Public Management

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers the Certificate in Public Management to provide a systematic program that gives students an understanding of how to work in and with public organizations.

Certificate Requirements
(Seven courses)

The following course:
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)

Six of the following courses:
SPEA V346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)
SPEA V369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.)
SPEA V370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V375 Emergency Services Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEAV432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

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American Humanics Certification in Nonprofit Management

Any IUPUI student is eligible to enroll in the American Humanics Certificate in Nonprofit Management. It is offered in partnership with American Humanics, Inc. This certification prepares college students for professional careers in the expanding job market of nonprofit youth and human services organizations. Upon completion of the program, students will be certified for possible leadership positions with collaborating organizations such as the YMCA, American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, and many other nonprofit agencies at both the local and national level. Students may also simultaneously enroll in SPEA's Nonprofit Management Certificate. The American Humanics Certification program requires the acquisition of a set of knowledge and skill competencies and the completion of the 300-hour internship. Competencies are obtained through course work, professional workshops and retreats, the internship, and participation in the American Humanics Student Association. Students interested in learning more about the certificate should contact SPEA Student Services at (317) 274-4656.

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1 Mid-career students with substantial management experience in health care may request a wavier for these courses.
2 J201 and J301 can be taken only once each for credit.



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