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2006-2008 Undergraduate Studies Northwest Campus Bulletin: Undergraduate Course Descriptions

 

 

Indiana University
Northwest 2006-2008
Undergraduate Studies
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Division of Public and Environmental Affairs and Political Science

Web site:
www.iun.edu/~speanw

Telephone:
(219) 980-6695

Administrative Officers
Faculty
General Information
Bachelor's Degrees
Associate of Science Degree Programs
Minors in Public and Environmental Affairs
Area Certificates

Administrative Officers

Kurt Zorn, Ph.D., Interim Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Karen G. Evans, Ph.D., Interim Assistant Dean and Interim Director of the Division of Public and Environmental Affairs and Political Science

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Faculty

George O. Assibey-Mensah, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs

Marie A. Eisenstein, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science

Karen G. Evans, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs

Samuel S. Flint, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Public and Environmental of Affairs

Jacqueline R. Gipson, J.D., Lecturer in Public and Environmental Affairs

Jacqueline F. Huey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs

Richard W. Hug, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs

Jacqueline M. Mullany, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs

Joseph M. Pellicciotti, J.D., Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs

Jean Victor Poulard, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science

Mark Reshkin, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Public and Environmental Affairs and Professor Emeritus of Geology

George C. Roberts, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Lloyd A. Rowe, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Public and Environmental Affairs and Professor Emeritus of Political Science

William Schenck, M.S.A., Lecturer Emeritus in Public and Environmental Affairs

David E. Steele, M.A., Lecturer in Public and Environmental Affairs

Ellen Szarleta, J.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs

Susan E. Zinner, J.D., Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs

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General Information

About the School
Academic Regulations and Policies
Public Service Internship Program

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About the School

The trustees of Indiana University established the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) as a statewide program of the university in January 1972.

The university has identified at least four groups that SPEA can serve: Indiana University students, both graduate and undergraduate, from all the university’s campuses; professionals and paraprofessionals presently working in public or environmental affairs careers; government agencies, local, state, and federal; citizen groups and professional organizations. In addition to regular graduate and undergraduate degree programs, the school offers special and innovative degree and nondegree programs for people already employed, including contract education projects for various public agencies and interest groups and professional organizations.

The Division of Public and Environmental Affairs and Political Science at IU Northwest offers academic programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree levels for both regular IU Northwest students and for individuals presently working in public affairs, criminal justice, health services, human services, or environmental affairs settings. The division also operates a unit designed to address a variety of public issues and problems, in particular those of northwest Indiana. The Great Lakes Center for Public Affairs and Administration conducts research on public problems, provides services to public agencies, and engages in educational programs designed to aid public officials and to inform the public on a variety of public issues.

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Academic Regulations and Policies

The general regulations and policies detailed in this bulletin apply to all students in the division.

Correspondence Study
A limited amount of credit earned through correspondence study may be applied toward the Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees, with permission of the student’s faculty advisor.

General Scholarship Rule
Any student who does not possess the necessary preliminary training or who lacks other qualifications may be required by the division to enroll in such courses as the division may designate or to take such other corrective action as is necessary or desirable. The division may review a student’s record at any time and take whatever actions seem necessary for the best interest of that student or of the division.
Any student whose work is unsatisfactory or whose conduct is unethical may be dismissed from the division.

Concentration Declaration
The student must declare a concentration prior to the beginning of the junior year for the baccalaureate degree and will be expected to meet the requirements for that concentration. The concentration selection may be changed at the beginning of any semester after that; however, the student is responsible for checking the concentration requirements and scheduled offerings when a concentration is changed late in a program.

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Public Service Internship Program

The Public Service Internship Program involves participation by undergraduate students. Undergraduate students enroll in SPEA V380 Internship in Public Affairs or SPEA J380 Internship in Criminal Justice. Full-time assignment in a public service internship for one semester is acknowledged with 6 credit hours. Internship credit is recommended for preservice undergraduate students. In the undergraduate program, a maximum of 15 credit hours is allowed for participation in off-campus experiences.

Internship possibilities are developed by the division and involve specific job descriptions from public and private agencies willing to involve students in significant professional activities in public and environmental affairs. In all cases, specific job details and descriptions of supervisory capacity of the agencies must be filed before credit may be arranged. No off-campus experiences are approved for credit unless the necessary information is filed and approved before the assignment begins. Information can be obtained from the Division of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUNorthwest.

While the internship program is intended for students enrolled in the Division of Public and Environmental Affairs, students in related disciplines who have an interest in the public sector and meet eligibility requirements may be considered for admission on a provisional basis.

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Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Associate of Science Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management

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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Political Science offers an opportunity for the systematic study of political institutions and processes leading to a degree in political science. Courses are offered in the following areas of study: 1) Political theory and philosophy, 2) American political institutions and processes, 3) international relations and foreign policy, and 4) comparative politics. Special features of the department’s program include opportunities for field research, internship in governmental agencies, and a senior seminar for all political science majors.

A degree in political science is a liberal arts degree, and as such prepares students to assume the duties of citizenship; provides special knowledge and skills useful in public service, law, business, and other careers; and lays a foundation for the scholarly study of government and politics.

Prospective political science students and/or majors are invited to discuss their interests with any member of the political science faculty.

Major in Political Science

Requirements
Political science majors are required to meet all of the requirements for the Arts and Science degree. Political science majors should consult the “College of Arts and Sciences” section of this bulletin.

Political science majors, including POLS Y103, Introductions to American Politics, must take 36 credit hours in political science.

Majors are required to take the following courses: POLS Y205, POLS Y372, and POLS Y490. In addition, majors must take 6 credit hours in international relations and comparative politics from the following courses: POLS Y360, POLS Y362, POLS Y366, POLS Y335; 6 credit hours in American institutions and processes from the following courses: POLS Y200, POLS Y301, POLS Y304 or Y305, POLS Y302 or Y308, POLS Y318, POLS Y319, POLS Y401; and 6 credit hours in political theory and philosophy from the following courses: POLS Y381, POLS Y382, POLS Y383, POLS Y384.

One course in statistics is also required of political science majors. ECON 270 would satisfy this requirement as well as the Arts and Sciences requirements.

Recommended:

In addition to meeting departmental and general requirements, the political science department strongly suggest that political science majors take supporting courses in economics and history, especially American history.

Minor in Political Science
In addition to POLS Y103, 15 credit hours, 6 of which must be in the field of American institutions and/or domestic politics, and/or policy-administration; and 6 credit hours in the field of international and/or comparative politics, and/or political theory; and 3 credit hours in any field of political science are required for a minor in political science.

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Associate of Science Degree Programs

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

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Program Requirements

In addition to POLS Y103, 15 credit hours, 6 of which must be in the field of American institutions and/or domestic politics; 6 of which must be in the field of international relations and/or comparative politics, and/or political theory and philosophy; and 3 credit hours in any field of political science are required for an associate degree in political science.

  1. A minimum of 60 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 is required.
  2. A grade point average of 2.3 (C+) must be attained in all courses taken to complete the public affairs core and/or the concentration depending on the specific associate degree program in which enrolled.
  3. Credit work for these degree programs may be taken at any campus of Indiana University.
  4. Applicable course work completed in special student or nondegree status will be accepted toward meeting degree requirements.
  5. Not more than 30 credit hours of appropriate transfer credit from another accredited institution may be applied toward this degree.
  6. With permission of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, credit earned through correspondence study in the Division of Independent Study of Indiana University and/or by special credit examination may be applied toward this degree.
  7. Courses taken on the Pass/Fail option can be applied only as electives in meeting degree requirements. In no case can more than two Pass/Fail courses be applied toward this degree.
  8. To avoid loss of credit and other problems, students must apply for admission to the associate degree program prior to completing 35 credit hours of course work creditable toward the degree (excluding ROTC credit awarded through military service).
  9. Students must complete associate degree requirements before attaining senior status (86 credit hours) to be eligible for awarding of an associate degree.
  10. All credit of candidates for the Associate of Science degree, except for the current semester, must be on record at least six weeks prior to the conferring of degrees.
  11.  Application for the Associate of Science degree must be filed with the division recorder.

Students are responsible for planning their own programs and for meeting degree requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to understand fully, and to comply with, all the provisions of this publication.

Students admitted under previous requirements have the option of completing the degree under the requirements in effect at the time of their admission.

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Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice is a 60 credit hour degree for students interested in criminal justice specifically. Flexibility within the program allows students with specialized interests in law enforcement, corrections, or other aspects of criminal justice to tailor the program to their needs. After receiving the associate degree, students are in an excellent position to continue in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program.

Curriculum

General Education Requirements

  1. Communication (3 courses)
    1. ENG W131 Elementary Composition I (3 cr.)
    2. ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
    3. One course in speech (3 cr.)
  2. Arts and Humanities (1 course)
    One course from one of the following subject areas (excluding courses used to satisfy other degree requirements): Afro-American studies, classical studies, comparative literature, English, fine arts, folklore, foreign languages and literatures, history (HIST H105 or HIST H106 recommended), musicology and music history, philosophy, religious studies, speech, theatre and drama.
  3. Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 courses)
    One course each from two of the following subject areas (excluding courses used to satisfy other degree requirements): anthropology; economics; geography; journalism; linguistics; political science; psychology; sociology (PSY P101, and SOC S161 recommended.
  4. Natural Sciences (1 course)
    One course from one of the following subject areas (excluding courses used to satisfy other degree requirements): physiology; astronomy; biology; botany; chemistry; geology; physics; zoology
  5. Quantitative Methods (1 course)
    One course from one of the following subject areas: computer science; statistics; mathematics (100 level or higher).
  6. Public Affairs and Policy (1 course)
    SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs: National and International Issues and Analysis (3 cr.)
  7. Criminal Justice Concentration (6 courses)
    SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
    Three of the following courses:
    SPEA J301 Substantial Criminal Law (3 cr.)
    SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
    SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
    SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)
    Two additional SPEA criminal justice courses (6 cr.)
  8. General Electives: Sufficient additional courses beyond the general education, core, and concentration requirements are needed to meet the Associate of Science degree requirement of 60 credit hours.
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Associate of Science in Public Affairs

The Associate of Science in Public Affairs is a 60 credit hour degree designed to upgrade the skills and general education level of individuals now employed in various public service occupations as well as to train beginning students.

Curriculum

General Education Requirements General Education Requirements
A. Social Sciences (3 courses)
Choose one from the following 3
ECON E103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics 3
One course from sociology or psychology 3
B. Quantitative Methods (2 courses)
1. One computer course 3
2. One mathematics course (excluding mathematics for teachers)1 100 level or higher 3
C. Communication (3 courses)
1. ENG W131 Elementary Composition I 3
2. ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills 3
3. Speech—one course 3
D.
Arts and Humanities3
E.
Biological or Physical Science3
SPEA Core (4 courses)
A. SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs: National and International Issues and Analysis 3

SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Science 3

SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy 3
B. Choose one of the following: 3

SPEAV270 Survey of Administrative Techniques (3 cr.)

SPEAV366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)

Area of Concentration (12-18 cr. hrs.)

  1. Public Administration (12 cr.)
  2. Criminal Justice (15 cr.)
  3. Environmental Affairs (18 cr.)
  4. Emergency Services Administration (15 cr.)
  5. Special concentration (minimum 12 cr.)
    May be developed by student and faculty advisor to meet special curriculum/career needs; must be approved by campus SPEA administrator.
Electives
Courses selected to attain a minimum of 60 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA.

Public Administration Concentration Requirements

Four courses from the following:
SPEA V346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.) (BUS A201-BUS A202[3-3 cr.]may be substituted with approval of director)
SPEAV366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEAV372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEAV373 Personnel Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEAV376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Criminal Justice Concentration Requirements

The criminal justice concentration requires five courses.

  1. SPEA J101 American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
  2. SPEA J301 Substantial Criminal Law (3 cr.)
  3. One of the following:
    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.)
  4. Two SPEA criminal justice courses at the 300 level directed toward the student's area of interest. (Choice of courses under this option requires approval of the appropriate local SPEA administrator.)
Note: It is recommended that students select SOC S161 to meet the A.S. degree social science requirement or one course from sociology or psychology.

Environmental Affairs Concentration Requirements

The Environmental Affairs Concentration provides an introduction to environmental problems and options for their solutions. Requirements are as follows:

  1. A course in chemistry or physics
  2. GEOL G101 Introduction to Earth Science (3 cr.)
  3. ECON E103 Introduction to Microeconomics or
    ECON E104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (whichever is not taken for the social science requirement) (3 cr.)
  4. Two of the following:
    SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies
    (3 cr.) Note: May be repeated for different topics.
    GEOG G213 Introduction to Economic Geography (3 cr.)
    GEOG G304 Meteorology and Physical Climatology (3 cr.)
    GEOL G300 Environmental and Urban Geology (3 cr.)
    GEOL G316 Mineral Resources (3 cr.)
    BIOL L200 Environmental Biology (3 cr.)
    POLS Y313 Environmental Policy (3 cr.)
  5. SPEAV365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
  6. A course in statistics1

1 Options for statistics include ECON E270, SPEA K300, or PSY K300

Emergency Services Administration Concentration Requirements

The emergency services administration concentration provides an introduction to management and administrative techniques for application in emergency services organizations. Requirements are:

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.)
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 Personnel Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.) or other approved courses

An internship or special project is required for this concentration (3 cr.).

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Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs

About the Program
Degree Requirements
Curriculum
Bachelor of Science Concentrations

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About the Program

The Division of Public and Environmental Affairs and Political Science at IU Northwest offers the Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs with concentrations in criminal justice, management, health services administration, environmental policy, and specialized public affairs.

Normally, the holder of a bachelor’s degree who wishes to pursue further education is encouraged to become qualified for admission to graduate study. In certain cases, however, a student who already has a bachelor’s degree may be admitted to candidacy for an associate or a second bachelor’s degree. When such admission is granted, the candidate must earn at least 30 additional credit hours as a student enrolled in SPEA and meet all the requirements of the SPEA degree (A.S. or B.S.) being sought.

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Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs degree provides the student with both a liberal education and professional orientation toward a specific career.

  1. A minimum of 120 credit hours distributed to meet degree requirements with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) for all course work completed is required.
  2. A grade point average of at least 2.3 (C+) must be attained in all course work completed to satisfy core and concentration requirements.
  3. Applicable course work taken in a special student or nondegree status will be accepted toward meeting degree requirements.
  4. Not more than 90 credit hours of transfer credit from another accredited institution may be applied toward this degree.
  5. With permission of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, credit earned through correspondence study in the Division of Independent Study of Indiana University and/or by special credit examination may be applied toward this degree.
  6. Courses taken on the Pass/Fail option can only be applied as electives in meeting degree requirements. In no case can more than eight Pass/Fail courses be used in meeting degree requirements.
  7. Credit work for this degree can be completed at any campus of Indiana University.
  8. All credit of candidates for degrees, except for the current semester/summer session, must be on record at least six weeks prior to the conferring of degrees.
  9. An application for the Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs degree must be filed with the division recorder, or appropriate program office, in accordance with specific campus graduation procedure where the degree is to be awarded.
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Curriculum

General Education Requirements (20-22 courses)

  1. Communications (3 courses)
    1. Writing—Both of the following courses:
      ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or equivalent
      ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
    2. Speech—One of the following courses:
      SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
      SPCH S122 (C180) Introduction to Interpersonal Communications (2 cr.)
      SPCH S223 (C223) Business and Professional Speaking (3 cr.)
      SPCH S229 (C228) Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)
  2. Quantitative Methods (3 courses)
    1. Computer—One of the four following courses:
      BUS K201 Computer in Business (3 cr.)
      CSCI A106 Introduction to Computing
      CSCI C106 Introduction to Computers and Their Use (3 cr.)
      CSCI C201 Introduction to Computer Science (4 cr.)
      SPEAV261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
    2. Mathematics—One of the following courses:
      MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
      MATH M119 Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
      MATH M125 Precalculus Mathematics (3 cr.)
      MATH M215 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5 cr.)
    3. Statistics—One of the following courses:
      SPEA/PSY K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
      ECON E270 Introduction to Statistical Theory (3 cr.)
      or approved options.
  3. Social Science, excluding economics, (2 courses)
    Any two courses designated by the College of Arts and Sciences as social and behavioral science courses.
  4. Economics and Political Science (3 courses)
    POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)
    ECON E103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
    ECON E104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
  5. Arts and Humanities (4 courses)
    HIST H105- HIST H106 American History I-II (3-3 cr.)
    Any two courses designated by the College of Arts and Sciences as arts and humanities courses. (Courses must be taken in at least two separate departments).
  6. Natural Science (Two to four courses—minimum of 6-8 credit hours—chosen from at least two different areas selected from the following list)[Environmental Concentration students must take CHEM C101 and CHEM C121 plus BIOL L200 or BIOL L350.]:
    1. Astronomy
      AST A100 The Solar System (3 cr.)
      AST A105 Stellar Astronomy (3 cr.)
      AST A200 Introduction to Cosmology (3 cr.)
    2. Biology
      BIOL L100 Humans and the Biological World (3 or 5 cr.)
      BIOL L105 Introduction to Biology (5 cr.)
      BIOL L200 Environmental Biology and Conservation (3 cr.)
      BIOL L350 Environmental Biology (3 cr.)
    3. Chemistry
      CHEM C101 Elementary Chemistry I (3 cr.)
      CHEM C102 Elementary Chemistry II (3 cr.)
      CHEM C105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.) and
      CHEM C125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)
      CHEM C121 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory I (2 cr.)
      CHEM C122 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory II (2 cr.)
    4. Earth Science
      GEOG G107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)
      GEOL G101 Introduction to Earth Science (3 cr.)
      GEOL G103 Earth Science—Materials and Processes (3 cr.)
      GEOL G104 Earth Science—Evolution of the Earth (3 cr.)
      GEOL G111 Elements of Geology I (3 cr.)
      GEOL G112 Elements of Geology II (3 cr.)
    5. Physics
      PHYS P101 Physics in the Modern World I (4 cr.)
      PHYS P120 Energy and Technology (3 cr.)
      PHYS P201 General Physics I (5 cr.)
      PHYS P250 The Environment and Physics (3 cr.)

Public Affairs Core (6 courses)

SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs: National and International Issues and Analysis 3
SPEA V263 Public Management 3
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy 3
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets 3
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy 3

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Bachelor of Science Concentrations

Criminal Justice Concentration (7 courses)

Requirements
P: SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA J201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies
SPEA J202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law
SPEA J439 Crime and Public Policy
Two of the following three courses:
SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)

Management Concentration (6 courses)

Requirements

  1. Students will take the following courses:
    SPEA V346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
    SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
    SPEA V368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)
  2. Any three SPEA courses selected with consent of advisor.

Health Services Administration Concentration (6 courses)

Requirements

  1. The following three courses:
    SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
    SPEA H352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
    SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
  2. Three of the following courses with the consent of the advisor:
    SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
    SPEA H322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)
    SPEA H371 Human Resource Management in Health Care (3 cr.)
    SPEA V375 Emergency Services Administration (3 cr.)
    SPEA H402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)
    SPEA H474 Issues in Public Health (3 cr.)

Specialized Public Affairs Concentration (6 courses)

Requirements
A specialized concentration adaptable to the student's interest.

  1. Four of the six courses in the concentration must be SPEA courses.
  2. All courses in the concentration (SPEA and non-SPEA) must be at the 300 or 400 level.
  3. Students must have their advisor's approval for the concentration and the courses selected.

Environmental Policy Concentration (6 courses)

Requirements
The following courses:
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies: Environmental Law
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies: Environmental Planning
SPEA H316 Environmental Health

Any other three SPEA courses selected with consent of the advisor.

Note: Electives (31-33 credit hours). Students must take sufficient additional courses beyond the requirements listed above to meet the B.S. degree requirement of 120 credit hours.

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice provides preparation for students interested primarily in a career in criminal justice. The program includes four main areas: general education, public affairs and policy, criminal justice, and general electives. A total of 120 credit hours with a 2.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum GPA of 2.3 in all courses in the public affairs and policy and concentration areas are required.

General Education Requirements
Public Affairs and Policy
Concentration
General Electives

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General Education Requirements

  1. Communications (3 courses: 8-9 cr.)
    Both of the following writing courses:
    ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)
    ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

    One of the following communication courses:

    SPCH S121, SPCH S122, SPCH S223, SPCH S228, SPCH S229
  2. Quantitative Methods (3 courses)
    One of the following computer courses:
    CSCI A106 Introduction to Computing (3 cr.)
    CSCI C106 Introduction to Computers and Their Use (3 cr.)
    CSCI C201 Introduction to Computer Programming (3 cr.)
    BUS K201 Computer in Business (3 cr.)
    SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)

    One of the following mathematics courses:
    MATH M100 Basic Mathematics (4 cr.)
    MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
    MATH M119 Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
    MATH M125 Precalculus Mathematics (3 cr.)
    MATH M215 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5 cr.)

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

  3. Two of the following history or constitutional law courses:
    HIST H105 American History I (3 cr.)
    HIST H106 American History II (3 cr.) or
    POLS Y304 Constitutional Law I (3 cr.)
    POLS Y305 Constitutional Law II (3 cr.)

    Two additional courses from the following subject areas: Afro-American studies, classical studies, communications and theatre, comparative literature, English, fine arts, folklore, foreign languages and literatures, history, literature, music, philosophy, religious studies, speech, theatre and drama

  4. Natural Sciences (2 courses)
    Two courses carrying natural science credit from the following subject areas:

    astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, geology, physics, zoology.

    Note: One of the natural science courses must include a lab.

  5. Social and Behavioral Sciences (5 courses)
    Four courses from the following:
    SOC S161 Principles of Sociology (3 cr.)
    SOC S163 Social Problems (3 cr.)
    SOC S320 Deviant Behavior and Social Control (3 cr.)
    SOC S325 Criminology (3 cr.)
    SOC S328 Juvenile Delinquency (3 cr.)
    PSY P101 Introductory Psychology (3 cr.)
    PSY P324 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.)
One additional course from the following subject areas: anthropology, economics, political science

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Public Affairs and Policy (4 courses)

Four courses from the following:
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs:
National and International Issues and Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.) (with advisor's consent)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

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Concentration (12 courses)

All of the following courses:
SPEA J101 American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA J201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA J202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources (3 cr.)
SPEA J301 Substantial Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)
SPEA J439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Four additional courses in criminal justice

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General Electives (approximately 7 courses)

Concentration advisor must approve electives.

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Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management

This 120 credit hour degree is intended for students who 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.

Degree Requirements
Health Service Management Concentration
General Electives

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Degree Requirements

These requirements are divided into four main areas: general education, a management core, health services concentration, and elective courses.

General Education

  1. Communications (3 courses)
    The following two courses:
    ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or approved option
    ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

    One of the following speech courses:
    SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
    SPCH S122 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
    SPCH S223 Business and Professional Speaking (3 cr.)
    SPCH S228 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)
    SPCH S229 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)

  2. Arts and Humanities (1 course)
    Afro-American studies
    Central Eurasian studies
    Classical studies
    Communication
    Comparative literature
    English
    Fine arts
    Folklore
    Foreign languages and literature
    History
    History and philosophy of science
    Musicology and music history
    Philosophy
    Religious studies
    Speech
    Theatre and drama
  3. Social Science (4 courses)
    The following courses:
    ECON E103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
    ECON E104 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

  4. Natural Sciences (2 courses)
    Two approved courses from the following subject areas:
    Astronomy
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Geology
    Physics
  5. Quantitative Methods (3 courses)
    One computer course:
    SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.) or approved option

    One of the following courses:
    MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
    MATH M119 Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
    MATH M125 Precalculus Mathematics (3 cr.)
    MATH M215 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5 cr.)

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


Management Core (4 courses)
The following 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 Service Management Concentration

The following 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 Resource Management in Health Care Facilities (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 H445 Topics in Public Health (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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Minors in Public and Environmental Affairs

Any Indiana University student enrolled in a baccalaureate program, including those enrolled in SPEA if in a different area of concentration, may pursue the minor in public and environmental affairs, criminal justice, health systems administration, or environmental science and health. Individuals interested in these minors should apply to SPEA on their campus. Students who successfully complete the requirements will have the minors conferred with their degree. SPEA's multidisciplinary faculty and curriculum address environmental, public policy, and management issues from a variety of perspectives. A minor in SPEA can enhance career opportunities for liberal arts and other majors.

Minor in Public and Environmental Affairs
Minor in Criminal Justice
Pre-law Minor
Minor in Health Systems Administration
Minor in Environmental Science and Health

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Minor in Public and Environmental Affairs

Requirements (Five courses)

SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA E200 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Science (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (3 cr.)
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Personnel 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 V444 Public Administrative Organization (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3 cr.)

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Minor in Criminal Justice

Requirements (Five courses)

SPEA J101 American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)

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

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Pre-law Minor

Interdisciplinary Minor in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

Admission to law schools requires a baccalaureate degree and a Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score. The degree may be in any discipline. Students preparing for law school are advised to take courses in logical thought, American history, American politics, business, and criminal and civil law. While no specific courses are required, IU Northwest offers an interdisciplinary pre-law minor for students interested in attending law school.

The minor includes six courses totaling 18 credits. Students in SPEA, the School of Business and Economics, and history majors in the College of Arts and Sciences could double-count courses that are required for their major or concentration, but they are required to take at least four courses or 12 credits outside of their major or concentration. The structure of the minor is as follows:

BUS L201 Legal Environment of Business
HIST H106 American History II (Twentieth Century)
PHIL P150 Elementary Logic
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics
SPEA J101 American Criminal Justice System
One elective

Students may pick from the following courses for the elective:

BUS A201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
BUS L303 The Commercial Law
ECON E103 Introduction to Microeconomics
HIST A313 Origins of Modern American
HIST A315 Recent U.S. History
HIST H105 American History
SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law
SPEA J303 Evidence
SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts Administration

The pre-law advisor can approve an elective that is not on the list if it meets the educational objectives.

The university provides pre-law counseling for interested students. Contact the pre-law advisor at (219) 980-6841 or (219) 980-6636.

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Minor in Health Systems Administration

Requirements (Five courses)

SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H371 Human Resources Management in Health Care (3 cr.) or
SPEA V373 Personnel 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.)

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Minor in Environmental Science and Health

Requirements (Five courses)

The following courses:
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA H416 Environmental Health Policy (3 cr.)

Three additional courses in environmental science and health approved by a SPEA faculty advisor.

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Area Certificates

Area Certificate in Public Affairs
Area Certificate in Public Health
Certificate in Public Safety

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Area Certificate in Public Affairs

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers the Area Certificate in Public Affairs to students wishing to study public policy, governmental organization, and public management skills in addition to the major area of their undergraduate programs. The program is interdisciplinary, and students from any department or school of Indiana University are eligible.

The Area Certificate in Public Affairs requires a total of 27 credit hours, of which SPEA must teach at least 15 but no more than 21 credit hours. (Each course carries 3 credit hours.) To be eligible for a certificate, Indiana University students must complete the following requirements in addition to satisfying all degree requirements for the baccalaureate degree program of their choice:

Requirements
All of the following:
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs:
National and International Issues and Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)

One course each from two of the following groups:

Organizational Behavior
SPEA J310 Introduction to Administrative Process (3 cr.)
SPEA V270 Survey of Administrative Techniques (3 cr.)
BUS Z300 (or BUS Z301) Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3 cr.)
POLS Y390 Micropolitics and Organizational Behavior (3 cr.)

Public Administration
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)

Law
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
POLS Y304- POLS Y305 American Constitutional Law I and II (3-3 cr.)
BUS L201 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.)
SPEA J301 Substantial Criminal Law (3 cr.)

Four courses from one of the following categories:

School of Public and Environmental Affairs
SPEA V260 Topics in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
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 Personnel Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V442 Topics in Fiscal Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V444 Public Administrative Organization (3 cr.)
SPEA V449 Applied Policy Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V472 Policy Processes in the U.S. (3 cr.)

Political Science
POLS Y200 Citizen and the Courts (3 cr.)
(This is a topics in political science course. The only acceptable topic is "Citizen and the Courts.")
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.)

Criminal Justice
SPEA J101 American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA J322 Introduction to Criminalistics (3 cr.)
SPEA J370 Social Control Systems (3 cr.) (This is a seminar in criminal justice course. The only acceptable topic is "Social Control Systems.")

Sociology
SOC S320 Deviance and Control (3 cr.)
SOC S325 Criminology (3 cr.)
SOC S461 Urban Sociology (3 cr.)
SOC S424 Sociology of Law (3 cr.)

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Area Certificate in Public Health

The Area Certificate in Public Health is available to undergraduate students in all divisions of the university. The curriculum provides a basic understanding of environmental health issues, current health policies, the structure of the medical care delivery system, administration techniques used in health-related facilities, and methods of determining the significance of various factors on health.

The Area Certificate in Public Health requires 18 credit hours, including three required courses and three courses from a list of health-related courses. To be eligible for the certificate, students must complete the following requirements in addition to all requirements for the baccalaureate degree program of their choice. Certificate requirements—6 credit hours.

Requirements
All of 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:
SPEA H342 Community Health Education (3 cr.)
SPEA H416 Environmental Health Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Hospital Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs—Economics of Health Care (3 cr.)
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies—Approved Topics Only (3 cr.)

Other approved planning, management, and policy courses related to health.

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Certificate in Public Safety

The Certificate in Public Safety offers a broad overview of law enforcement and its relationship to the other elements in the criminal justice process. It is useful to sworn and non-sworn personnel, as well as to those seeking employment in law enforcement. The certificate also provides excellent transition into the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice and the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree programs.

General Education (9 cr.)
ENG W131 Elementary Composition I (3 cr.)
SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
PSY P101 Introduction to Psychology I (3 cr.) or
SOC S161 Principles of Sociology (3 cr.)

Criminal Justice (18 cr.)
SPEA J101 American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.) or
SPEA J310 Introduction to Administrative Process (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J320 Criminal Investigation (3 cr.) or
SPEA J322 Criminalistics (3 cr.)
SPEA J370 Seminar in Criminal Justice (3 cr.)

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1 Students are urged to fulfill this requirement by taking MATH M118 or MATH M119 (one of which is required for the SPEA B.S. in Public Affairs). Indiana University courses below the 100 level (e.g., MATH M014) do not carry college credit and may not be applied toward the SPEA A.S. degree.
2 Options for statistics include ECON E270, SPEA K300, or PSY K300.


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