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Course Requirements

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Code Course Name Credits
BUS204 Financial Wellness 1

Financial Wellness is a practical approach to making informed and empowering decisions about financial health. Students explore values, feelings and knowledge related to money, acquire basic financial knowledge and apply this knowledge to short and long term financial decisions. Curriculum is customized to individual student learning, with four required modules and two elective modules.

ENG114 Critical Reading & Response 3

This course introduces the integration of communication skills essential for effective reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college level. In this writing intensive course, students develop composition skills to produce collegiate-level papers modeling rhetorical modes and thematic content in addition to strategies for reading complex texts; presentation skills for personal introductions, verbal summaries of readings and response writings, and peer review of papers; and basic technological skills for word processing, e-mail, and introductory-level online research.

ENG124 Research & Writing in the Disciplines 3

In this course students will apply the practices for effective reading and writing introduced in ENG 114 to the distinctive language and forms of various disciplines. This course lays the foundation for academic and professional research and stresses the use of appropriate and effective information sources. Readings for a variety of academic audiences will provide students with strategies to communicate in the sciences, business and technology, psychology, liberal studies, and the social sciences. Research and documentation skills appropriate to the disciplines are stressed. In addition to leading students through the research process from start to finish, this course will examine the many ramifications of academic honesty. Prerequisite: ENG 114

ENG134 Literary Genres 3

Selected readings in fiction, poetry, and drama introduce the student to literary types and techniques. These readings provide a basis for collegiate-level discussion, analysis, and the development of critical judgment. Building on the communications and research skills from earlier courses in the sequence, this course emphasizes continued practice in writing, and students complete a documented research paper using primary and secondary sources as one of the course writing assignments. Discussions and oral presentations based on assigned literature support the overall goal of the sequence: to enhance the advancement of the students, first academically and then professionally. Prerequisite: ENG 114

HHS100 Introduction to Health & Human Services 3

This course introduces students to the profession of health and human services, including occupational therapy. A broad-based view of the purpose, preparation, and theoretical orientation of these professions is provided, including roles, responsibilities and professional organizations. Issues relating to access to health care, vulnerable populations, and ethical issues are examined. A “round-robin” approach of site visits and guest speakers to explore the many types and career settings of human service professions is a hallmark of this course.

HHS304 Communicating in the Helping Professions 3

Communicating in the Helping Professions This course builds a bridge from students general education to the work they do in the helping professions, which are in the fields of education and occupational therapy. With the aim of preparing students for both professional life and graduate work, this writing-intensive course introduces disciplinary strategies for investigating provocative issues and for communicating to others about them. In this way, the course offers students time to learn and to practice more advanced skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening; in using appropriate software support in presentations; and in mastering information literacy in fields of human service that students intend to enter as graduates. The course emphasizes fundamental principles of communication with time-on-task and real world, discipline-specific models for communication tasks. Prerequisites: ENG 114, ENG 122, and ENG 124

HHS401 Play & Leisure in Human Health & Wellness 3

Occupational therapy consumers find meaning in many activities of daily living, including play and leisure. Throughout this course, students will explore the roles play and leisure have in cognitive, physical, and social development in childhood, and health and wellness in adulthood. Students will learn play and leisure concepts, understand methods to use play and leisure activities for rehabilitation, and develop client centered play and leisure activities to meet client goals. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status.

HHS410 Social Policy in Health & Human Services 3

This course focuses on current and historical factors influencing the development of social and health care policies to promote overall awareness of the health care delivery system and processes as well as selected health issues important to us as individual consumers and health care professionals. There will be special emphasis on the influence of political, economic, social, and cultural factors in the development of health and social policy. Themes that run throughout the course include the importance of understanding the interrelationships between politics, culture, socioeconomic status, health status and health care delivery; cross-cultural comparisons; issues of quality, access and cost; ethical dilemmas; legal concerns; and the need for health professionals to serve as activists within the wider social system. Discussions are particularly encouraged which relate to current health events and news and have direct or indirect association with the need to develop social and health policies for our nation during the early 21st Century. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status.

HHS499 Health & Human Services Internship 6  
HSR401 Developmental & Psychiatric Disabilities 3

This course develops competencies using evidence-based material, case studies, practice guidelines, interactive activities, and video examples. Participants will develop expertise in understanding, supporting and advocating for persons with neurodevelopmental disabilities, organic brain disease and their families. The interactive discussions provided in conjunction with required readings, assignments, and videos address screening, diagnosis and treatment of infants, children, adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities and psychiatric disabilities and their lives in our communities. Prerequisite: PSY101

HSW400 Capstone: A Healthier Community 3

This course will provide the student the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge learned in previous courses by applying the knowledge in the development of a comprehensive plan of wellness resulting in a healthier community. This plan will address a holistic approach to general health, prevention, early screening, exercise, nutrition and emotional well-being across the lifespan utilizing the seven dimensions of health and wellness.

INT250 Research Methods in the Social Sciences 3

Research Methods in the Social Science students will develop an understanding of the basic principles of research in the social sciences (including the fields of criminal justice and psychology), appreciate the importance of scientific research and evaluate research of others. Research ethics, methodologies, data analysis, sampling, and design will be studied. Students are required to create a scholarly research proposal paper.

MAT120 Statistics 3

This is an introduction to the basic descriptive and inferential statistics for students from all disciplines. It emphasizes the development of statistical literacy and the use of computer for analyzing data. Topics include principles of experimental design; graphical and numerical methods for summarizing, describing, exploring and analyzing data; binomial and normal probability distributions; point and interval estimates for means and proportions; hypothesis testing; and correlation and regression (Pre-requisite: MAT104 or appropriate placement test score).

PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 1 3

This course provides a basic foundation in psychology by introducing numerous psychological perspectives as explanations for human behavior and mental processes. Basic neurophysiology, consciousness, learning, personality theories, psychological disorders, and current interventions are discussed. This course is a prerequisite for all other psychology courses

PSY205 Child Development 3

This course is a study of developmental changes from birth through 12 years old. Prenatal and neonatal issues are also discussed. Physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth are explored at each age. The dominant theories of development are examined, as well as contemporary issues relating to childhood and parenting. Prerequisite: PSY 101 Offered in the spring semester only

PSY206 Adolescent & Adult Development 3

This course surveys how people develop and change from the onset of adolescence through late adulthood. Different theoretical perspectives and contemporary information relating to the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive realms are examined. Prerequisite: PSY 101 Offered in the fall semester only

PSY240 Abnormal Psychology 3

This course explores a wide range of personality, behavioral, and cognitive disorders. The symptoms, etiology, and dynamics of various disorders are studied, and a variety of therapeutic theories and techniques are discussed. Prerequisite: PSY 101

PSY346 Health Psychology 3

This course explores the behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and social factors that affect physical health. Prevention, intervention, and treatment techniques will be discussed with an emphasis on approaches to changing unhealthy practices and maintaining health. Prerequisites: PSY 101

SCI204 Introduction to Human Disease 3

This course is a general study of disease mechanisms and the effects on normal human physiology. Topics include electrolyte imbalances, tissue alterations, hypersensitivities, genetic disorders, cancer, and system pathology.

SOC100 Principles of Sociology 3

This course introduces students to the major concepts and methods of sociology. Emphasis will be on the components of culture, the structure and institutions of society, the elements of social organization and differentiation, and sociological approaches to the analysis of groups.

WEL100 Women as Empowered Learners & Leaders 3

Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders is an interdisciplinary course, designed to give all students entering Bay Path University a common experience and foundation for their education. This course is an introduction to the University, to academic study, and to various approaches to thinking about personal potential, to understand the process of becoming a learner, and a leader, and composing a life, to appreciate beauty, and work actively toward establishing community and justice in the context of being a woman at the beginning of the 21st century.

WEL310 Strategies for Career and Personal Growth 1

(This course is graded Pass/Fail.) In their junior year before the opening of the spring semester, baccalaureate degree students will be offered a special opportunity to learn up-to-date information about the current work world in an intensive two-and-a-half-day workshop format. Students will meet successful professionals who will discuss the challenges and opportunities of their respective fields and help students prepare for interviews as well as learn how to navigate the early stages of their new careers.

WEL400 WELL in Practice 3

By WEL400, you will be ready to blend all the skills you have learned during the WELL program—leadership, critical thinking, research, writing, analysis, and public presentation—with a community service project. Empathy, respect, and tolerance are the core human values that are stressed. It’s what every good leader needs to confidently show the way.

XXXXXX Arts & Aesthetics Elective 3  
XXXXXX General Electives 23  
XXXXXX Global Electives 6  
XXXXXX Healthy Living Elective 1  
XXXXXX Lab Science Elective 4