Wright State University
of Liberal Arts
WSU School of Graduate Studies
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Core course descriptions
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ABS 7600 (1-2 credit hours)
In-depth coverage of special topics in applied behavioral science. Topics vary.
ABS 7100 (3 credit hours) Methodology I
Emphasis on research designs, testing hypotheses, and techniques for collecting data such as questionnaire formation, sampling, surveys, scaling, interviewing, and analysis of documents and records.
ABS 7110 (3 credit hours) Methodology II
Analysis and interpretation of data in social research, with emphasis on multivariate statistical techniques. Prerequisite: ABS 7100.
ABS 7120 (3 credit hours) Applied Methodology
Addresses issues pertaining to the collection and analysis of data in various settings, for the purpose of program evaluation, policy analysis, and other applied objectives. Prerequisite: ABS 7100,7110.
ABS 7200 (3 credit hours) Theoretical Foundations
Focuses on theories of anomie, alienation, social disorganization, and social dysfunction that underlie contemporary paradigms in the study of deviance, criminology, and criminal justice.
ABS 7210 (3 credit hours) Explaining Crime
Study of contemporary theories of deviant behavior from both an institutional and social-psychological perspective, with emphasis on the relationship between social change and social disorganization.
ABS 7220 (3 Credit hours) Seminar on Criminal Justice
An investigation of the criminal justice system in the United States and its relation to deviant adult and juvenile behavior. Prerequisite: ABS 7210.