2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

Course Descriptions

ABA 100 Principles of Behavior Analysis 4 cr.

  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisite: PSY 100 or PSY 101.

An introduction to applied behavior analysis, which places emphasis on learning and conditioning procedures with respect to human behavior. This course includes a focus on the philosophy of behavior analysis and its application towards a variety of populations.  

Note: Formerly PY 203 Applied Behavior Analysis.

ABA 205 Experimental Analysis of Behavior 4 cr. (3-0-2)

  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisite: ABA 100.

This course is designed to provide background and information on the science of behavior. It covers a wide range of topics within behavior analysis including basic principles such as contingencies of reinforcement and punishment and functions of behavior, as well as respondent and operant conditioning. The course also examines how basic behavior research can be conducted and implemented/consumed in applied settings.

ABA 210 Research Methods in Behavior Analysis 4 cr. (4-0-0)

  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisite: ABA 100.

This course is designed to provide an introduction to research within applied behavior analysis. It covers a brief history of research methods within behavior analysis and the foundations of the methods, how to develop and implement a research project including creating a research agenda and how to appropriately carry out the research of interest, evaluating previous research, how to use research in an applied setting, and how research is shared in the scientific community.

ABA 230 Behavior Change Procedures 4 cr. (3-0-2)

  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisite: ABA 100.

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction and review of procedures used to increase, decrease, modify, and maintain socially relevant behaviors through the use of applied behavior analysis. Emphasis will be placed on the identification of appropriate procedures, description using technological language, and practice of basic implementations. This course includes a lecture content and a laboratory component designed to provide students with the training and practice necessary to apply to sit for the BACB’s Registered Behavior Technician credential.

ABA 320 Conceptual Analysis of Behavior 4 cr. (4-0-0)

  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisite: ABA 100.

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of major areas of conceptual and theoretical research in behavior analysis. The course will cover topics relating to radical behaviorism, verbal behavior, and behavior analytic approaches to cognitive phenomenon.

 

ABA 340 Behavior Assessment 4 cr. (4-0-0)

  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisite: ABA 100.

This course will cover content relating to the identification of target behaviors, implementing behavior-recording strategies, conducting functional behavior assessments.

Note: Formerly PY 403 Behavior Assessment and Evaluation.

ABA 350 Practice and Ethics in Behavior Analysis 4 cr. (4-0-0)

  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisite: ABA 100, ABA 240, ABA 340, and junior standing, or instructor permission. Must be a behavior analysis major or enrolled in the assistant behavior analyst certificate program.

An introduction to the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts as set out by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Students will gain experience interpreting the guidelines as they apply to various ‘real world’ scenarios in a variety of applied settings.

Note: Formerly PY 361 Ethics for Behavior Analysts.

ABA 390 Behavior Analysis Practicum I 4 cr.

  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisite: ABA 210, ABA 230; Practicum Admission; minimum grade of a “C” in ABA 100, ABA 210, ABA 230; minimum NMU GPA of 2.5; junior standing and written department permission. Application deadline for following fall: July 1.

This course seeks to provide experiential exposure to behavior analytic procedures and consulting practices. As an approved intensive practicum provider, this course is designed to meet the experience standards and supervisory requirements as stipulated by the BACB. For students not seeking BACB experience, alternative placements will be made available. This is the first practicum course in a series of four.

Note: Formerly PY 492A Practicum.

ABA 391 Behavior Analysis Practicum II 4 cr. (4-0-0)

  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisite: ABA 390, minimum grade of a “C” in ABA 390.

This course seeks to provide experiential exposure to behavior analytic procedures and consulting practices. As an approved intensive practicum provider, this course is designed to meet the experience standards and supervisory requirements as stipulated by the BACB. For students not seeking BACB experience, alternative placements will be made available. This is the second practicum course in a series of four.

Note: Formerly PY 492B Advanced Practicum.

ABA 460 Staff Training and Clinical Supervision 4 cr. (4-0-0)

  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisite: ABA 100.

The primary objective of this course is to have students develop an understanding of behavior analytic procedures with respect to staff training and clinical supervision, such as behavior skills training, best practices for providing supervision and oversight of staff, and increasing employee motivation/satisfaction.

ABA 490 Behavior Analysis Practicum III 4 cr. (4-0-0)

  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisite: ABA 340, ABA 391; minimum grade of a “C” in ABA 340, ABA 350, and ABA 391; minimum NMU GPA of 2.5.

This course seeks to provide experiential exposure to behavior analytic procedures and consulting practices. As an approved intensive practicum provider, this course is designed to meet the experience standards and supervisory requirements as stipulated by the BACB. For students not seeking BACB experience, alternative placements will be made available. This is the third practicum course in a series of four.

ABA 491 Behavior Analysis Practicum IV 4 cr. (4-0-0)

  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisite: ABA 490, minimum grade of a “C” in ABA 460 and ABA 490.

This course seeks to provide experiential exposure to behavior analytic procedures and consulting practices. As an approved intensive practicum provider, this course is designed to meet the experience standards and supervisory requirements as stipulated by the BACB. For students not seeking BACB experience, alternative placements will be made available. This is the forth practicum course in a series of four.

ACT 201 Practical Accounting Procedures 4 cr.

  • Offered: Fall, Winter

Study of basic principles and procedures in clerical, technical or secretarial fields. This course will emphasize recording business transactions and completing the accounting cycle, using special journals, and preparing financial statements, worksheets, payroll and other records.

Note: Not acceptable as an elective for students who have completed ACT 230 and ACT 240.

ACT 202 Accounting Concepts for Management 4 cr.

  • Offered: Contact department for information

Introduction to accounting concepts and the utilization of accounting in the decision-making process.

Note: Not acceptable as an elective for students who have completed ACT 230 and ACT 240.

ACT 230 Principles of Accounting I 4 cr.

  • Offered: Fall, Winter, Summer
  • Prerequisite: MA 100 or mathematics placement score of MA 111 or higher.

Study of basic accounting principles and recording procedures with in-depth analysis of income and expense recognition and the non-owners’ equity portions of the balance sheet.

ACT 240 Principles of Accounting II 4 cr.

  • Offered: Fall, Winter, Summer
  • Prerequisite: ACT 230 and MA 113.

Further study of financial accounting including owners’ equity, income tax accounting, changes in financial position statements and statement analysis/interpretation. Managerial accounting is introduced: cost accounting systems, responsibilities accounting, budgeting concepts, cost-volume-profit analysis and capital budgeting are covered.

ACT 301 Financial Accounting I 4 cr.

  • Offered: Fall, Winter
  • Prerequisite: ACT 240 and junior standing.

Intensive study of the accounting cycle and the asset section of the balance sheet.

ACT 302 Financial Accounting II 4 cr.

  • Offered: Fall, Winter
  • Prerequisite: ACT 301 and junior standing.

Intensive study of the liability and owners’ equity sections of the balance sheet and the treatment of special problem areas in accounting.

ACT 311 Cost Accounting 4 cr.

  • Offered: Fall, Winter
  • Prerequisite: ACT 240 and junior standing.

Development of an understanding of cost accounting as an information system designed to provide data for inventory valuation and income determination, planning and controlling routine operations, and non-routine decisions.

ACT 321 Federal Income Taxation 4 cr.

  • Offered: Fall, Winter
  • Prerequisite: ACT 240.

Basics of individual federal income taxation. Major topics include basic tax model, gross income, deductions, alternative minimum tax, property, nontaxable exchanges, capital gains/losses, depreciation and deferred compensation. Policy and historical developments are studied to aid comprehension of current law.

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