University Studies (US)

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

US 101 Academic & Career Exploration 1(1-0)
Provides undeclared/declared students who are still deciding on their majors an opportunity to assess their abilities, interests and goals while investigating the University’s degree programs. (F)

US 151 Introduction to Academic Life 3(3-0)
To provide an opportunity for students to learn and adopt methods to be successful in college. Critical thinking, writing and time management are emphasized. (F,S)

US 160 Principles of Leadership 3(3-0)
Study of leadership theories and principles. The course emphasizes components of leadership, gender, ethnic diversity in leadership styles, organizational forms, and personal capacity for leadership. Prerequisite: Acceptance into President’s Leadership Program. (F)

US 201 Domestic Violence Theories-Family 3(3-0)
Explores five areas within the family system impacted by domestic violence. Victims and perpetrator issues, patterns of relationship abuse, effects on children. (F,S,SS)

US 202 Domestic Violence Theories-Society 3(3-0)
Explore societal impacts of domestic violence in relation to sociopolitical, multicultural, and gender issues. Review laws pertaining to domestic violence, and community resources. (F,S,SS)

US 251 Student Leadership Development 2(2-0)
Create an opportunity for students to define, learn, adopt, and integrate within themselves the “purpose of leadership”. (S)

US 255 Residence Hall Advising 1(1-0)
Will teach student development theory, history of residence life, communication skills and assertiveness training which will enhance the quality of student leaders and resident advisors. (S)

US 260 Leadership in Service Organizations 3(2-2)
Lecture/experiential course outlining leadership practices through service learning in community settings. Open to PLP students only. Prerequisites: US 160, enrollment in PLP. (F)

US 291 Special Topics (1-3 VAR)
Special topics are offered to students in areas where regular course offerings are not available. (*)

US 320 Offenders and Addictive Behaviors 3(3-0)
Causes, stages and symptoms of addiction processes including cross tolerance and addiction substitutions. Differential interventions and treatment options are explored. Prerequisites: PSYCH 100 & SOC 101. (F,S,SS)

US 340 Evaluation and Interviewing Skills 3(3-0)
Addresses the skills and procedures needed to evaluate and develop appropriate treatment plans for voluntary and involuntary clients. Prerequisites: US 201 or US 202. Corequisite: PSYCH 362 (F,S,SS)

US 350 Orientation Leadership Training 3(3-0)
Course emphasis is to develop a student’s leadership and communication skills, enhance knowledge and understanding of University policies and procedures and campus resources and services. (S)

US 355 Becoming an Effective Tutor 3(2-2)
Concepts and techniques of effective tutoring, including issues such as communication, rapport, confidentiality, learning styles, disabilities, and general study skills. Limited hands-on experience required.

US 360 Applied Leadership 3(3-0)
Leadership in action course applying needs assessments, analysis, strategy development, implementation and evaluation to a team project in private, public or nonprofit sector. PLP required. Prerequisites: US 260, enrollment in PLP. (F)

US 420 Counseling Techniques for Offenders 3(3-0)
Gain technical skills involved in counseling unmotivated and resistive clients in voluntary and involuntary program settings. Prerequisites: US 340, PSYCH 464 or SW 322. Corequisites: PSYCH 475 & SW 323. (F,S,SS)

US 460 Working with Experienced Leaders 3(1-4)
Lecture/practicum course assigning students to leader mentorship in public, private, or government sector. Leadership issues and challenges in a structured, but applied setting. Prerequisites: US 360, enrollment in PLP. (F,S,SS)

US 484 Field Placement I - Victim Services 3(0-7)
Acquire hours in victim services programs toward the necessary 1000 experience hours toward certification in DV counseling in Colorado. Prerequisites: US 201, 202, 340 & Instructor Permission. (F,S,SS)

US 485 Field Placement II-Substance Abuse Services 3(0-7)
Acquire hours in substance abuse services programs toward the necessary 1000 experience hours toward certification in DV counseling in Colorado. Prerequisite: US 320, 484 & Instructor Permission. (F,S,SS)

US 486 Field Placement III-Perpetrator Treatment Services 3(0-7)
Acquire hours in perpetrator treatment services programs toward the necessary 1000 experience hours toward certification in DV counseling in Colorado. Prerequisites: US 420, 485 & Instructor Permission. (F,S,S)

US 491 Special Topics (1-3 VAR)
Special topics are offered to students in areas where regular course offerings are not available. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and permission of instructor. (*)