Extended Campuses

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Interdisciplinary Studies - Applied Human Behavior, Bachelor of Arts

Three Year Progression Plan

Campus Availability

  • Yavapai

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENGY101 College Composition I 3 ENGY101 Notes
Description: Composing expository and argumentative essays for specific audiences. Emphasis on the processes of writing, reading, and critical thinking. Introduction to research and documentation. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Fall 1- 10 week course
2. STUY150 Becoming A Master Student 3 STUY150 Notes
Description: Academic and personal skills to promote a successful college experience. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Fall 1- 10 week course
3. HUMY205 Technology And Human Values 3 HUMY205 Notes
Description: Explores the relationship between technological development and individual and social values in the Western World from ancient times through the present. Includes technologies connected with a variety of areas, such as medicine, the military, architecture, food and agricultural production, and labor relations. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Grade Required: Grade of "D" or better
Notes: Fall 1- 10 week course
4. ENGY102 College Composition II 3 ENGY102 Notes
Description: Extensive critical reading and writing about texts, including literature. Emphasis on fluency in critical writing. Includes research skills and writing a critical, documented essay. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ENGY 101
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Fall II - 10 week course
5. GEOY103 Intro To Physical Geography 4 GEOY103 Notes
Description: A geographic introduction to the physical processes and land forms of the earth. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "D" or better
Notes: Fall II - 10 week course
6. CSAY110 Intro To Computer Info Systems 3 CSAY110 Notes
Description: Computer hardware, software, and information-processing systems including analysis, development, and implementation of computer systems. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Fall II - 10 week course
This term is a combination of two 10 week sessions.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CSAY118 Creatv Thinking/Prblm Solving 3 CSAY118 Notes
Description: Fundamentals of the problem-solving process. Includes techniques to identify and define the core problem or issue, and to generate, implement and evaluate solutions. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Spring I - 10 week course
2. MATY142 College Mathematics 3 MATY142 Notes
Description: Survey of mathematical topics and applications. Includes statistics, probability, exponential functions, finance, dimensional analysis and other selected discrete math topics. Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required (TI-83/84 recommended). Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Spring I - 10 week course
3. ENVY105 Environmental Biology 4 ENVY105 Notes
Description: Introduction to ecological systems, natural resources, and applications to environmental issues. Includes population, community, and ecosystem analysis. Emphasis on field, laboratory, and writing activities. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Spring I - 10 week course
4. SOCY142 Race And Ethnic Relations 3 SOCY142 Notes
Description: Contemporary racial and ethnic intergroup relations emphasizing cultural origins, developments, and problems of minority groups in the United States. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social & Political Worlds and Ethnic
Grade Required: Grade of "D" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Spring II - 5 week course
This term is a combination of a 10 week session and 5 week session.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. COMY131 Fund Of Speech Communication 3 COMY131 Notes
Description: Study of the essential elements of oral communication, with major emphasis on public speaking. Includes use of multimedia technologies for presentations. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "D" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Summer - 10 week course
2. HISY205 World History 3 HISY205 Notes
Description: Exploration of major societies of the world from 1750 to the present. Examination of societies in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Oceania. Includes forces of change in the world, such as industrialization, nationalism, decolonization, urbanization, technology and political revolutions. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding and Global
Grade Required: Grade of "D" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
Notes: Summer - 10 week course
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3 LIBSTCOURSE Notes
Notes: Summer - 10 week course
See an advisor for more information.
This term includes 10 week courses.

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SPAY101 Beginning Spanish I 4 SPAY101 Notes
Description: Fundamentals of speaking, writing, listening, and reading of Spanish. Introduction to the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Fall II - 10 week
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
PSYY230 Intro To Stats In Sbs 3 PSYY230 Notes
Description: Basic concepts of statistical analysis and design in social and behavioral science research. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Fall I - 10 week course
-Option B-
MATY167 Elementary Statistics 3 MATY167 Notes
Description: Statistical tools and techniques used in research and general applications. Description of sample data, probability and probability distributions, point and interval estimates of population parameters, hypothesis testing, and correlation and regression. Note: Computer use and graphing calculator required. (TI-83/84 recommended).
Prerequisite: MATY 142 or satisfactory score on mathematics skills assessment. Reading Proficiency.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Fall I - 10 week course
3. NAUY310 Leadership In The 21st Century 3 NAUY310 Notes
Description: Explores the nature of leadership. Introduces principles of effective leadership and a framework for solving chronic problems through practical skills and tools. Department consent required. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGY 102 and academic advisor approval
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Fall I - 10 week course
4. SPAY102 Beginning Spanish II 4 SPAY102 Notes
Description: Development of speaking, writing, listening, and reading proficiency in Spanish at the novice mid/novice high level. Culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Fall II - 10 week course
5. CST477 Mediation And Conflict Mgt 3 CST477 Notes
Description: Communication strategies in the theory and practice of alternative dispute resolution, including interpersonal conflict, mediation, and negotiation. Co-convenes with CST 577. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Fall II - 10 week
6. PHIY111 Moral And Social Philosophy 3 PHIY111 Notes
Description: Key concepts and problems in ethics and social/political philosophy. Historic and contemporary readings with application to modern concerns. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Grade Required: Grade of "D" or better
Notes: Fall II - 10 week
This term is a combination of two 10 week sessions.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SPAY201 Intermediate Spanish I 4 SPAY201 Notes
Description: Development of speaking, writing, listening, and reading proficiency in Spanish at the novice high level. Culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Spring I - 10 week
2. AHBY240 Human Relationships 3 AHBY240 Notes
Description: Explores the nature of human relationships throughout the life cycle, emphasizing the changing nature of relationships and key components of successful relationships at each stage. Department consent required. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGY 102 and academic advisor approval
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
Notes: Spring I - 10 week
3. AHBY320 Theories Of Human Behavior 3 AHBY320 Notes
Description: Analysis of behavioral theories with special regards to their relevance to individuals, families, groups, organizations, institutions, and communities; and the consideration of social, cultural, and economic factors affecting human behavior. Department consent required. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGY 102 and academic advisor approval
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Spring I - 10 week
4. SPAY202 Intermediate Spanish II 4 SPAY202 Notes
Description: Development of speaking, writing, listening, and reading proficiency in Spanish at the intermediate low level. Culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
Notes: Spring II - 5 week course
This term is a combination of a 10 week session and a 5 week session.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SIMY430 Customer Behavior 3 SIMY430 Notes
Description: Explore customer decision making, factors influencing customer interactions, and relationship building with a company's customer base. Company policies and procedures are evaluated in a context of customer relations. Department consent required. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGY 102 and academic advisor approval
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Summer - 10 week course
2. AHBY360 Institutions Social Systems 3 AHBY360 Notes
Description: Presents sociological, anthropological and social work theories on stratification, institutions, and social systems. Includes understanding the consequences of inequality for individuals and social groups, and within organizations and communities. Department consent required. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGY 102 and academic advisor approval
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Summer - 10 week course
This term includes 10 week courses.

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. NAUY300W Dynamic Organizations 3 NAUY300W Notes
Description: Explores organizational dynamics, emphasizing factors contributing to extraordinary success. Incorporates theoretical perspectives and case studies. Department consent required. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGY 102 and academic advisor approval
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Fall I - 10 week course
2. BBA305W Business Communications 3 BBA305W Notes
Description: Written and oral communication in organizations. Emphasis on writing letters, memos, and reports; speaking and listening skills; nonverbal communication; communication theory; precise word usage; common communication pitfalls; interpersonal communication and human relation skills; and cross-cultural communication. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ENG 105 and Junior status
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Fall I - 10 week course
3. AHBY370 Deviant Behavior 3 AHBY370 Notes
Description: Examines human behavior which is culturally labeled "deviant" from the perspective of multiple disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, and criminology. Explores cultural responses and outcomes of these responses. Department consent required. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGY 102 and academic advisor approval
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Fall I - 10 week course
4. CERTCOURSE Certificate Course 3 CERTCOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Fall I - 10 week course
*See Program Information
5. AHBY380 Cities Suburbs Countryside 3 AHBY380 Notes
Description: Examination of the geography and sociology of place as it exhibits itself in human settlements - cities, suburbs, and rural locales. Emphasis on human interactions typifying these settlements. Department consent required. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGY 102 and academic advisor approval
Notes: Fall II - 10 week course
6. CERTCOURSE Certificate Course 3 CERTCOURSE Notes
Notes: Fall II - 10 week course
*See Program Information
7. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: Fall II - 10 week course
This term is a combination of two 10 week courses.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CERTCOURSE Certificate Course 3 CERTCOURSE Notes
Notes: Spring I - 10 week course
*See Program Information
2. CERTCOURSE Certificate Course 3 CERTCOURSE Notes
Notes: Spring I - 10 week course
*See Program Information
3. AHBY440 Understand Managing Diversity 3 AHBY440 Notes
Description: Provides foundational understanding of cultural and demographic similarities and differences, emphasizing knowledge of social diversity issues important to workforce preparation and development of diversity training. Department consent required. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGY 102 and academic advisor approval
Notes: Spring I - 10 week course
4. NAUY470C Professional Practice & Ethics 3 NAUY470C Notes
Description: An integrated experience encompassing the conception, planning, and inception of a capstone project. Includes ethical decision making, teamwork, oral and written presentations, and work in interdisciplinary teams. Department consent required. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of designated writing-intensive course (NAUY 300W or BBA 305W) and advisor approval
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Spring II - 5 week course
This term in a combination of a 10 week session and a 5 week session.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. INTERNXXX Internship Course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. CERTCOURSE Certificate Course 3 CERTCOURSE Notes
Notes: Summer - 10 week course
This term includes 10 week courses.

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENGY 101 (3)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MATY 142 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) HUMY 205 (3), PHIY 111 (3)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) SOCY 142 (3)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) HISY 205 (3), SPAY 101 (4)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) GEOY 103 (4), ENVY 105 (4)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) COMY 131 (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) SOCY 142 (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) HISY 205 (3)

Program Information

This program is only available to students at the NAU-Yavapai campus.
For more information and for academic advising assistance, please contact:
(928) 771-6144 or Yavapai@nau.edu


 *Certificate Requirement:
Fulfill this requirement by completing an NAU-Yavapai Certificate outside of your Specialization field.
See NAU-Yavapai section in academic catalog for more information. Please contact an advisor for more information.

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.