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  • Programs of Study - Psychology
    Psychology 3 cr This course is an introductory survey of the principles theories and methods of psychology as a basis for the understanding of human behavior and mental processes Through lecture video and various in class and writing assignments students will be exposed to a variety of topics in the broad field of psychology including history research methods biological foundations of behavior sensation and perception states of consciousness learning memory cognition development personality abnormal behavior and social psychology PSY EDU 144 Human Growth and Development 3 cr The study of physical social emotional and intellectual development from conception to the end of life The concepts theories and determinants in the various periods of development are studied Observations of human developmental behavior are required PSY 222 Social Psychology 3 cr This course examines how an individual s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people Specific topics include aggression attitudes social influence stereotypes and group processes Prerequisite PSY 111 PSY 224 Sports Psychology 3 cr As an introduction to the topic of Sports Psychology this course will explore a number of topics related to the roles and goals of sports psychologists athletes coaches trainers A number of psychological perspectives such as social psychology cognitive psychology and biological psychology will be applied to the area of sports performance and exercise science Topics will include the influence of arousal on performance motivation and goal setting stress anxiety and coping aggression in sports and team cohesion Prerequisite PSY 111 PSY 230 Physiological Psychology 3 cr Explores the biological foundation of behavior including divisions of the nervous system structures and functions of the brain the endocrine system and genetic influences Prerequisites PSY 111 PSY 232 Close Relationships 3 cr This course will explore a wide array of relationship topics including attraction mate selection theories of love communication conflict jealousy and infidelity Throughout the course research methods gender roles and the place of relationships as a science will be emphasized Classes will be comprised of lecture small and large group discussion activities and demonstrations videos and guest lectures PSY 265 Health Psychology 3 cr This course will provide students with an overview of the fields of health psychology which involves how attitudes and behaviors interact with physical health Topics involve exploring research and theory about how human beliefs and behaviors influence and are influenced by physical health including understanding stress pain and coping with illness Prerequisite BIO 105 or 120 PSY CRJ 300 Mental Health Psychology This course will assist students to learn the dynamics behind the correlation of crime and mental illness With the growing population of those with mental illness within the system this course is relevant to policing corrections and courts personnel as well as all other aspects of the criminal justice system Students will explore myths and realities as well learn about specific disorders in which they will deal with in the field Sociological issues of gender class and race will be included wherever relevant Prerequisites CRJ 120 PSY

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  • Programs of Study - Psychology
    Graduates of the Waldorf College psychology department will be able to understand and apply basic research methods in psychology including research design data analysis and interpretation 3 Graduates of the Waldorf College psychology department will be able to utilize critical and creative thinking skeptical inquiry and the scientific approach in order to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes Goal 1 A Psychology Knowledge Base In order to develop a broad knowledge base in psychology students are required to take content area courses from a variety of branches of psychology developmental social cognitive physiological and individual differences Courses in these areas are designed to teach students basic concepts theoretical perspectives and introduce them to empirical findings within these fields Students are expected to demonstrate competence of four of these five areas as well as demonstrate an ability to apply these concepts to real world contexts Goal 2 An Understanding and Application of Research Methods In order to develop an understanding and application of research methods students are required to take the two course research methods series As part of the Introduction to Research Methods course students are taught the fundaments of research design data analysis and interpretation and expected to demonstrate competence of this theoretical knowledge As a follow up to this course Advanced Research Methods has students apply their understanding by designing conducting analyzing and presenting their own research during the course of the semester while learning about APA ethics in research Students in this course are given the opportunity to present at undergraduate research conferences hosted by area universities To complete their major students are required to take Senior Capstone During this course students write a research proposal allowing them to design a method to answer a research question without being restricted by budget or participant access

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  • Programs of Study - Psychology
    Departmental Goals Faculty Student Research Religion and Philosophy Sociology Sport Management Theatre Arts Wellness Academic Calendar Educational Goals Continuing Education Faculty Achievements Honors College Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Luise V Hanson Library Academic Affairs Office Registrar s Office Academic Achievement Center Disabilities Services Residential Academics Programs of Study Psychology Faculty Psychology Faculty Natalie Hillman Alsop Ph D Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology Psychology Nick Benesh Ph D Assistant Professor Psychology

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  • Programs of Study - Psychology
    by budget or participant access Students have additional research opportunities which can be particularly important if they are interested in pursuing graduate school Students may have the opportunity to work with a psychology faculty member to assist him or her in conducting research as part of the Research Practicum PSY 496 Students can gain vital laboratory experience with this opportunity by helping the faculty member in the creation of stimuli running of participants data coding and analysis and writing up of results Students also have the opportunity to conduct their own research projects under the guidance of a faculty member through an Independent Study If interested students may submit proposals to faculty members to supervise their research in this forum This opportunity may be of particular interest to honors students who are required to do an honors research project Annual Psychology Research Presentations During Finals Week of the Spring semester students from Advanced Research Methods and Senior Capstone present posters of the research they have spent the semester working on for the Waldorf Community A conference style poster session is held in the Luise V Hanson Library and students faculty staff and family members of graduating seniors are invited to see the work of psychology majors Psychology Research Presentations 2015 PSY 224x Sport Psychology Group Literature Reviews Do Crowds Really Affect Athletes Andrew Eisenbacher Andrew Larsen Nathaniel Taylor In the Zone Flow State Delroy Nichols Dayana Ramirez Brambila Cassie Ruud Leadership Roles in Sport Nicholas Grothe Dalton Kaake Reed Loucks Psychological Aspects of Athletes Before During and After Injury Jessica Abrahamson Andrea Hartmann Mattea Lovato Motivation Cameron Childs Tyreece Gilder Nathan Guillermo PSY 361 Advanced Research Methods Group Research Projects Sports Events How Wording Affects Memory Recall Ashley Brandt Paul Theilen Rebecca Flavin Sexual and Emotional Infidelity Allysa Evans Ashleigh

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  • Religion and Philosophy
    challenges students to see life and the world around them in new ways The program asks students to consider the deepest questions about their purpose and the meaning of life Waldorf will help them gain an understanding of the various aspects of religious systems which will prepare them for a professional life in religious services and also various disciplines of graduate school What can you expect from Waldorf s religion and philosophy classes In philosophy classes you will develop critical thinking skills The classes will challenge your thought processes and problem solving capacity You will learn to make and analyze arguments and understand and critique differing perspectives Our religion classes will encourage you to think in new ways explore religious texts such as the Bible and consider how they come to be and how they should be read In these classes you will learn about a variety of religious perspectives and explore how religion provides ways to contemplate life and its many perplexing questions You will also be exposed to the way religion and art interact The classes will help you see your life in terms of calling and contribution Why choose a minor in religion A religion minor can

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  • Curriculum & Courses
    NT 3 cr An introductory study of the origins history and faith of the people of God as reflected in the experience of Israel OT and the Church NT A very scholarly academic approach is taken in examining what is in the Christian scriptures and how they came to be Students are introduced to the tools presently employed in the worldwide ecumenical conversation about the scriptures REL 205 Contemporary Ethical Issues 3 cr A study of the contemporary ethical issues beginning with the human predicament and an examination of classic methods of moral reasoning Christian contributions to the moral conversation are examined and applied to real life moral issues as well The purpose of the class is for students to examine and become more intentional in their own moral reasoning Prerequisites REL 103 and PHL 111 REL 206 World Religions 3 cr A study of the principal world religions including but not only limited to Christianity Judaism Buddhism Hinduism and Islam the cultural contexts out of which these religious traditions flow as well as contemporary expressions of these religious traditions REL MUS 330 Music and Worship and the Lutheran Tradition 3 cr This course will examine the historic use of liturgy and music in Christian worship Included will be a study of the evolving nature of worship the Lutheran tradition and the emergence of contemporary worship REL HIS 336 Introduction to the Muslim World 3 cr An introduction to the foundations of Islam Muhammad the Qur an and the sources of Islamic faith The course includes an overview of the spread of Islam from its early beginnings to the present The course also examines Muslim beliefs and practices and the diversity of ways of being Muslim in the world today Student research explores various forms of life and piety in selected locations of Asia Africa the Middle East Europe and North America Attention is paid to the area of Christian Muslim relations with the goal of fostering better understanding between the two communities REL EDU 400 Ethics and Religious Diversity in Public and Private Education 3 cr This course provides students with insight into the web of factors that influence development and learning Students learn how to build a richer classroom environment that celebrates diversity of family culture economic status and religious heritage Students also develop and articulate a personal credo REL 435 Religion and Career Values 4 cr An applied liberal arts course designed as a capstone experience which stimulates students to integrate the practical and applied knowledge within their respective fields and specialties into a meaningful and useful liberal arts context Prerequisite REL 103 and PHL 111 REL 450 Religion and the Arts 3 cr An interdisciplinary seminar in Religion and the Arts particularly as they function prophetically to their contexts Students will use interdisciplinary research methodologies to gain new perspectives on theology and one artistic medium Among the 20th century artistic works to be studied are Karel Husa s Music for Prague 1968 George Rouault s portrayals

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  • Faculty
    Academic Calendar Educational Goals Continuing Education Faculty Achievements Honors College Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Luise V Hanson Library Academic Affairs Office Registrar s Office Academic Achievement Center Disabilities Services Residential Academics Programs of Study Religion and Philosophy Faculty Religion Philosophy Cathleen Bascom Ph D Adjunct Professor Religion Joel De Boer M Div Adjunct Professor Business and Humanities Charles Gavin Th D Professor Emeritus Religion Religion James Hamre Ph D Professor

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  • Sociology
    Arts Wellness Academic Calendar Educational Goals Continuing Education Faculty Achievements Honors College Study Abroad Undergraduate Research Luise V Hanson Library Academic Affairs Office Registrar s Office Academic Achievement Center Disabilities Services Residential Academics Programs of Study Sociology Sociology The Sociology Department provides courses for several groups of students Those planning a career in community and social service professions Adults employed by social service agencies desiring professional development through continuing education

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