**HST 105 American History to 1877. This course surveys political, cultural, economic, and social development of the United States from 15th century European exploration through reconstruction. Course readings, discussions, and tests comply with state requirements regarding the Missouri and federal constitutions. 3 credit hours.
**HST 110 American History from 1877 to the Present. This course surveys political, cultural, economic, and social development of the United States from the end of reconstruction and the settling of the West to present day. Course readings, discussions, and tests comply with state requirements regarding the Missouri and federal constitutions. 3 credit hours.
HST 299 Special Topics in History. Special Topics in History (HST) is open to students who have reached advanced standing but wish to continue further study on historical topics. Study may be undertaken in any area related to history or a combination of history and the student’s major with credit hours determined by the level and amount of involvement. The minimum involvement required for one credit is 30 contact hours. The specific topic(s), objectives, plan of instruction, and evaluation criteria must be documented in the syllabus; approved by the Department/Division Chair; and filed in the Academic Records Office. Students may complete more than one Special Topics course, provided that the credits earned in this manner do not exceed a total of four (4) credits. 1-4 credit hours.
PSC 100 Missouri Government and Constitution. This course covers the Missouri constitution and state government structure. It is the approved method for students transferring in an American Government or American History course that does not meet the Missouri constitution requirement to meet that requirement. Prerequisite: American Government or American History course completed, passed with a grade of “C” or better, and transferred to LSTC. 1 credit hour.
**PSC 101 American Government. This course is a survey of American political institutions on the national, state, and local levels. It deals with the basic philosophical foundations of these institutions, their organization, and function. Course readings, discussions, and tests comply with state requirements regarding the Missouri and federal constitutions. 3 credit hours.
PSY 161 Health Psychology. This course explores the basic principles of human behavior. The student focuses on effective interactions that help the healthcare provider to provide personalized care to the patient and to eliminate negative or ineffective habits. An introduction into death and dying examines the process of dying, the grief process and the dying process as an opportunity for growth. Stress management is addressed and related to the experiences as a student and neophyte healthcare provider. The mind-body connection is examined, as well as ethical issues related to the healthcare provided. 3 credit hours.
**This course meets the social science general education requirement.