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Courses Developed for Online Delivery

The following courses have been developed for delivery online. Check the Schedules page to see which courses are offered this semester.

ASC 93. Intermediate Algebra. 4 Hours. (formerly MATH 102)
Topics of study include properties of the real number system, factoring, linear and quadratic equations, polynomial and rational expressions, inequalities, systems of equations, exponents, radicals, function notation, rational equations, and absolute value. Graduation credit is not given for this course. Prerequisite: Students must have an ACT math subtest score of 18-20 or an SAT score of at least 440-510. Corerequisite: Students must enroll in ASC 093L if ACT math subtest score is 14-17 or SAT score is less than 440.

ACCT 200. Elements of Accounting I. 3 Hours.
Basic principles of the complete accounting cycle with emphasis on current assets; property, plant, and equipment; and current liabilities. Prerequisite: Math 103

ACCT 201. Elements of Accounting II. 3 Hours.
A continuation course of acct 200 with emphasis on partnerships, corporations, and management accounting. Prerequisite: Student must complete ACCT 200 before enrolling in this class.

ACCT 315. Legal Environment of Business. 3 Hours.
Includes the nature and function of law; contracts and private property as basic concepts in free enterprise; the legal system and evolution of attitudes and law regarding marketing functions and governmental regulation imposed on business activities. Prerequisite: Restricted to students with sophomore, junior or senior status.

ACCT 321. Managerial Accounting. 3 Hours.
Emphasizes structuring and analyzing accounting data for management decisions related to manufacturing, merchandising, and service entities. Prerequisite: Student must complete ACCT 201 before enrolling in this class. Corequisite: Student must complete BADM 301 before or at the same time as this course.

ACCT 360. Accounting Information Systems. 3 Hours.
Emphasizes how accounting informaiton systems function in today's business environment. Manual and computer systems will be used to study the processes and procedures by which an organization's financial information is accumulated, classified, processed, analyzed, and communicated. Topics include business cycles, controls, integrated accounting software, spreadsheets, and relational databases. Prerequisites: Students must complete ACCT 201 and BOTE 247 before enrolling in this class.

ART 110. Introduction to Visual Arts. 3 Hours.
Study and appreciation of visual arts. Three hour lecture.

ART 210. Art History I. 3 Hours.
A survey of western art from Paleolithic to Renaissance.

BADM 120. Fundamentals of Business. 3 Hours.
Students will develop an understanding of the abilities and skills required for success in future business and nonbusiness careers and endeavors within society. This course may not be taken by business majors during their final two semesters. An excellent course for beginning students and nonbusiness majors. Prerequisite: Restricted to freshman and sophomore students.

BADM 301. Fundamentals of Management. 3 Hours.
Focuses on the nature of management , the evolution of management thought, strategic management and planning concepts, desision making and creative problem solving, and motivation and leadership in a changing environment. Pre-requisite: Sophomore status

BADM 303. Human Resource Management. 3 Hours.
Includes personnel policies, programs, and procedures, standards, employment, staffing, wage and salary administration, personnel laws, and personnel research. Prerequisite: BADM 301

BADM 304. Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management. 3 Hours.
Introductory entrepreneurship course intended to provide a solid foundation in terms of the vital role played by entrepreneurs, innovation, and creativity in the global economy. The various components of a business plan are introduced. this course is complemented at the end of the management program with the entrepreneurship and new venture creation course. Prerequisite: Student must complete BADM 301 and have junior status before enrolling in this class.

BADM 307. International Business. 3 Hours.
Introduces conceptual and operational problems of participating in international business. Coverage includes a study of managerial, marketing, financial, accounting, legal, economic, and cultural environments in foreign markets for the conduct of world business. Prerequisite: Student must complete BADM 301 and 321 before enrolling in this class.

BADM 309. Safety Management. 3 Hours.
Introduces safety management in the work place and its application to the law, OSHA, cost analysis, program organization, and safety program administration. Prerequisite: BADM 301

BADM 321. Marketing. 3 Hours.
Acquaints students with the principles, concepts and perspectives underlying marketing functions, including the conception, pricing, promotion, and distribution of products, services, and ideas, and the role of marketing in society. Prerequisite: Restricted to students with sophomore status.

BADM 324. Integrated Marketing Communications. 3 Hours.
Acquaints students with the role of integrated marketing communications concepts and practices in enhancing the equity of brands, and provides thorough coverage of all aspects of an IMC program: advertising, promotions, packaging, and branding strategies, point of purchase communications, marketing oriented public relations, and event and cause oriented sponsorships. Prerequisite: BADM 321.

BADM 406. Professional Business Ethics. 3 Hours.
Studies of ethical issues faced by businesses including distributive justice, capitalism, decision-making, corporate responsibility, corporate morality, governance, whistle-blowing, hiring policies, codes of ethics, advertising, safety, pollution, and foreign business practices. Prerequisites: BADM 301 and senior status.

BADM 408. Negotiations. 3 Hours.
The study of negotiation to include framing, strategizing, planning, tactics, negotiating, and settlement. The course of study includes individual, orpanizational, and collective bargaining processes. It also includes practical applications of bargaining processes through group projects. Prerequisite: BADM 301.

BADM 416. Operations Management. 3 Hours.
Introduces the concepts, issues, and problems of operations management and the management of the production function. Problems are analyzed and solutions are recommended. Microcomputer applications are addressed. Prerequisite: Student must complete BOTE 247, ECON 201, MATH 210, and BADM 301 before enrolling in this course.

BADM 421. Applied Business Research. 3 Hours.
Explores the full range on activities involved in the marketing research process for business including research and measurement concept, sampling and field work, and data analysis and presentation. Prerequisites: BADM 321, MATH 210.

BADM 422. Consumer Behavior. 3 Hours.
Studies the consumer decision-making process in the purchase of goods and services. Emphasis is placed on developing and understanding the determinants of consumer behavior and the appropriate application of marketing strategies. Prerequisite: BADM 321 or permission of instructor.

BADM 424. Logistics & Channel Management. 3 Hours.
Explores channels of distribution considering behavioral, social, and economic aspects of the distribution system to include transportation, inventory management, order processing, purchasing, warehousing, material handling, packaging, customer service, and product scheduling. Prerequisite: BADM 321.

BADM 427. International Marketing. 3 Hours.
Introduces the essentials of conducting international marketing operations to include estimating market potential, developing entry strategies, and managing and controlling marketing programs. Prerequisite: BADM 321.

BADM 436. Organizational Behavior Principles and Practices. 3 Hours.
Includes the principles, concept, and processes that interpret human relations in management at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Prerequisite: BADM 303.

BADM 437. International Culture & Management. 3 Hours.
Examines the impact of culture on business practices and introduces the student to the management process in an international setting. Includes an examination of comparative systems and environmental conditions and their impact on management decisions. Prerequisite: Student must complete BADM 307 before enrolling in this class.

BADM 462. International Business Strategy. 3 Hours.
Provides an international business capstone experience. Case studies illustrating international business decisions and operations are emphasized. Prerequisite: BADM 307.

BADM 465. Strategic Management. 3 Hours.
Strategic management is an analysis of the objectives of business firms and the development and evaluation of strategies and policies designed to meet these objectives. Cases are emphasized. Prerequisite: Student must complete BADM 301, 321, and FIN 353 before enrolling in this class.

BADM 488. Marketing Strategy. 3 Hours.
Management of marketing organizations and integration of functions, with emphasis on planning and designing strategies and applying tools and techniques for problem solving and decision making. Prerequisites: Student must complete BADM 321 and 421 before enrolling in this class.

BADM 489. Entrepreneurship and New Venture. 3 Hours.
This course focuses on entrepreneurship, new venture creation, and the completion of a business plan. The business plan applies principles, concepts, and a framework to real world situations. Prerequisites: Students must complete BADM 321, 304, FIN 353 and ACCT 321 before enrolling in this class.

BADM 525. Strategic Marketing. 3 Hours.
Investigates marketing from a managerial perspective, including the critical analysis of functions of marketing, opportunity assessment, marketing planning and programming, marketing leadership and organization, and implementing, evaluating, controlling, and adjusting the marketing effort. Focuses on the creative process involved in applying the knowledge and concepts of marketing to the development of marketing strategy. Integrates marketing decisions, ethics, strategies, and plans with other functional business areas.

BADM 535. Management Principles and Practices. 3 Hours.
Introduces principles and practices of managing corporate and organizational resources. Describes how managers plan, organize, lead, motivate, and control human and other resources. Introduces classical, behavioral, ethical, and quantitative approaches to management. Explores management challenges and problems as presented by individuals and groups.

BADM 537. Human Resource Management. 3 Hours.
Studies the contribution of the human resource management function to the strategic effectiveness of an organization, including job analysis, employment law, staffing, retention, human resource development, performance management, compensation, and negotiations. Prerequisite: BADM 535

BADM 550. Statistical and Quantitative Applications/A Managerial Approach. 3 Hours.
Introduces the applications of statistical and quantitative techniques to business decision-making; covers the development of skills in interpreting techniques using analysis of variance, decision analysis, linear and multiple regression analysis and various quantitative techniques. Additionally, emphasizes modeling and forecasting issues and methodology. Explores
software applications for research using industry standard statistical software packages.

BADM 555. International Management. 3 Hours.
Provides an intensive study of managerial concepts and methods pertaining to international business with a focus on the special demands made on managers of international operations, due to differences in management styles and systems. Exposes students to cultural, behavioral, ethical, and strategic imperatives in a global business environment. Prerequisite: BADM 535

BADM 565. Strategic Management. 3 Hours.
Challenges the student to conceptualize, analyze, and plan the application and administration of strategies both from the executive level and from the organizational entrepreneurial level. Integrates the teachings of a variety of fields and depends heavily on case analysis. Prerequisite: BADM 535. Corequisite: FIN 545.

BADM 595. Capstone Course. 3 Hour.
Individual or group research culminating in a formal paper and presentation. Example of research includes, a business plan, a case study, or an applied research project. The research must be conducted for a third-party client. Take the last semester. Prerequisites: BADM 525, BADM 535, FIN 545.

BIT 123. Technology-Personal Development. 3 Hours.
Introduction to technology for personal development. Emphasis placed on how to exploit technology to achieve goals and improve quality of life.

BIT 154. Word Processing & Presentation Software. 3 Hours.
Pre-requisites: Previous computer experience.

BIT 220. Management Information Systems. 3 Hours.
Designed to provide an introduction to systems and development concepts, technology acquisition, and various types of application software that have become prevalent or are emerging in modern organizations and society. Also introduces students to contemporary information systems and demonstrates how these systems are used throughout global organizations. The focus of this course is on the key components of information systems - people, software, hardware, data, and communication technology, and how these components can be integrated and managed to create competitive advantage.

BIT 235. Introduction to Web Site Design. 3 Hours.
Basics of web site design using HTML code and web editing software.

BIT 310. IT Project Management. 3 Hours.
The course is designed to examine the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to manage their information systems projects utilizing a systematic methodology for initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing projects.

BIT 311. Collaborative Computing. 3 Hours.
Course explores collaboration within an organization, including establishment and maintenance of a collaborative culture, virtual team development and member roles, collaborative communication, and collaborative tools and technology. Prerequisite: Student must complete BIT 220 before enrolling in this class.

BIT 312. Data and Information Management. 3 Hours.
Provides the students with an introduction to the core concepts in data and information management. It is centered around the core skills of identifying organization information requirements, modeling them using conceptual data modeling techniques, converting the conceptual data modes into relational data models and verifying its structural characteristics with normalization techniques, and implementing and utilizing a relational database. Prerequisites: Students must complete BIT 220, 310, and 311 before enrolling in this course.

BIT 318. Business Communication. 3 Hours.
Focuses on oral, written and nonverbal communication skills used in business. Emphasis on virtual and global communication, listening, and collaborative communication skills, and enhancement of communication using multi or social media. Prerequisites: ENGL 110.

BIT 358. IT Infrastructure. 3 Hours.
Designed to explore topics related to both computer and systems architecture and communication networks.

BIT 370. Web-Based Application Development. 3 Hours.
Exploration of E-Commerce and E-Business technologies and key concepts of the evolving dynamic of business and information system environments. Students will study the continuously altering world of business in a digital marketplace including architecture, security, social media, and diverse platform implementations.

BIT 385. Technology Management. 3 Hours.
Designed to explore current issues, approaches to the management of technology, the interaction of new technologies with existing technologies, legal and regulatory implications of technology, ethics, and the processes through which organizations generate and absorb technological innovations.

BIT 440. Enterprise Architecture. 3 Hours.
Designed to explore the design, selection, implementation, and management of enterprise IT solutions. The focus is on applications and infrastructures as applied within the business. Prerequisite: Student must complete BIT 220 before enrolling in this course.

BIT 441. IS Strategy, Management, & Acquistion. 3 Hours.
Designed to explore the issues and approaches managing change, managing the information systems function in organizations, and how the IS function integrates, supports, and enables various types of organizational capabilities. Prerequisite: Students must complete BIT 440 before enrolling in this course.

BIT 443. Outsourcing Management. 3 Hours.
Designed to explore the initiation of a sourcing decision and evaluation process through supplier selection and transition to outsourcing and insourcing. Prerequisite: Students must complete BIT 220 before enrolling in this course.

BIT 444. IT Security & Information Assurance. 3 Hours.
Designed to explore hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, and policies, and procedures with respect to organizational IT Security and Risk Management. Offered on campus Fall odd years and online Spring even years. Prerequisite: Students must complete BIT 358 before enrolling in this course.

BIT 445. IT Audit Controls. 3 Hours.
Designed to explore the fundamental concepts of the information technology audit and control function. The main focuses of this course is on the understanding information controls, the types of controls and their impact on the organization, and how to manage and audit. Offered on campus Fall odd years and online Spring even years. Prerequisite: Students must complete BIT 385 before enrolling in this course.

BIT 452. Client/Server Database. 3 Hours.
Designed to explore the issues of managing database systems as essential organizational resources. Students learn the enterprise-data-architecture components, data storage configurations, and information retrieval methods. Offered on campus Spring even years and online Fall odd years. Prerequisite: Student must complete BIT 312 before enrolling in this class.

BIT 453. Systems Analysis. 3 Hours.
Designed to explore systematic methodologies for analyzing a business problem or opportunity, determining what role, if any, computer-based technologies can play in addressing the business need, articulating business requirements for the technology solution, specifying alternative approaches to acquiring the technology capabilities need to address the business requirements, and specifying the requirements for the information systems solution. Prerequisite: Student must complete BIT 220, BIT 310, and BIT 311 before enrolling in this class.

BIT 460. MIS Seminar. 3 Hours.
The MIS seminar provides the students an opportunity to explore current issues, trends, and careers in the field. Prerequisite: Restricted to students with senior status.

BIT 470. Projects in MIS. 3 Hours.
The culminating experience fo all MIS majors. The application of concepts learned from courses taken in the College of Business core, Management Information Systems core, and tracks are applied to real world projects. Prerequisite: Restricted to students with senior status.

BIT 510. Managerial Communication. 3 Hours.
Focuses on the application of communication strategy to improve oral and written messages that are appropriate for today¿s global business environment. Includes three themes: communication improvement through reflection and application, contemporary communication practices and influences, and communication components of planning, conducting, and presenting research.

BIT 557. Foundations of Information Assurance and Security. 3 Hours.
The course surveys the broad field of information assurance and security including core concepts and methods used to secure enterprise systems, networks, and information. You will learn the foundations of business and information security in several contexts, including disruptive technologies, current threats, and security events.

BIT 559. Systems Analysis. 3 Hours.
This course provides an understanding and application of system analysis and modeling processes. Students evaluate and choose appropriate system development methodologies and analyze a system. Students learn the importance of effective communication and integration with users. The course emphasizes interpersonal skill development with clients, users, team members, and others associated with development, and operation of an information system.

BIT 560. Manage/Integrate IS Function. 3 Hours.
An integrative managerial perspective for aligning competitive strategy, core competencies, and information system functions along with technology. Development and implementation of policies and strategies to achieve organizational goals. Defining the systems that support the operational, administrative, and strategic needs of the organization, its business units, individual employees, and external business relationships. Includes global and international issues such as privacy, security, workforce restrictions, and collaboration.

BIT 561. IS Project Management. 3 Hours.
IS Project Management will introduce students to the concepts of managing projects within an organizational context, including the processes related to initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting, and closing a project; project integration, scope, time, cost, quality control, and risk management; software size and cost estimation; assigning work to programmer and other teams; monitoring progress; version control; and identifying project champions, working with user teams, training, and documentation.

BIT 562. Management Information Systems. 3 Hours.
Integrates fundamental concepts of systems and information with those of organizational structure and management. Performs the analysis of information flow in organizations and the operating context of the various computer-based subsystems of an organizational information system.

BIT 563. Database Systems & Application. 3 Hours.
Promotes an understanding of the issues in managing database systems as an essential organizational resource. Students learn the enterprise-data-architecture components, data storage configurations, and information retrieval methods. It expands from the relational model to the multidimensional model, object-relational techniques, and web accessed data. Corequisite: BIT 559

BIT 565. Systems Design. 3 Hours.
This course provides an understanding and application of systems design, implementation, and maintenance methodologies. Students learn that systems design is not merely a `technical' or `computer' activity, but a `business' activity. Prerequisites: BIT 563 and BIT 564.

BIT 566. Knowledge Management. 3 Hours.
Study of theory and application of the management of organizational knowledge for creating business value and generating a competitive advantage. Focus on how to implement a knowledge management strategy and knowledge management system in an organization. Includes infrastructure evaluation; KM system analysis, design, and development; and KM system deployment and assessment.

BIT 570. E-Business Strategy. 3 Hours.
This course covers the fundamental technologies associated with consumer-to-business and business-to-business interaction and delivery of content via the Internet.

BIT 575. Business Network Systems Management. 3 Hours.
Develops a managerial level of technical knowledge and terminology for data, voice, image, and video communications and computer networks to effectively communicate with technical, operational and management people in telecommunications. Students are expected to understand and apply data communications concepts to situations encountered in industry; learn general concepts and techniques of data communications; understand the technology of the Internet; and understand the regulatory environment.

BIT 595. Professional Consulting In IS. 3 Hours.
While consulting with a business, students will integrate the concepts and techniques learned in the MSIS program. Taken during final semester.

BOTE 127. Information Processing. 3 Hours.
Introduction to compter concepts, hardware and software applications, operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and Internet. Course may be waived if students holds MOUS certification in Word, Excel, and Power Point at the specialist level.

BOTE 152. Keyboarding II. 3 Hours.
Development of speed and accuracy in keyboarding straight copy and production activities. Emphasis placed on formatting and keying various business documents including memos, letters, reports, and tables from straight copy, rough drafts, adn unarranged material. Prerequisite: BOTE 102 or at least one semester of high school keyboarding. Offered online only.

BOTE 247. Spreadsheet Applications. 3 Hours.
Intermediate and advanced use of application software for creation of spreadsheets, graphs, databases, and macros. Integration with other software applications is also reviewed.

COMM 110. Fundamentals of Public Speaking. 3 Hours.
The theory and practice of public speaking with emphasis on topic selection, content, organization of material, language, methods of securing attention and maintaining interest, delivery and critical evaluation of informative and persuasive messages. May no be used as part of communication arts major, minor, of concentration.

COMM 120. Introduction to Broadcasting. 3 Hours.
Basic introduction to commercial and non-commercial broadcasting.

COMM 322. Media Sales and Analysis. 3 Hours.
A close up look at the business of broadcast advertising, including radio, TV, and cable.

COMM 325. Campaigns and Strategies. 3 Hours.
This course will explore marketing, public relations, and advertising relationships in today's market. The textbook, classroom lectures, guest speakers, and assignments will build a solid foundation in the fundamentals needed to develop and implement campaigns and strategies in the field of public relations, advertising, and marketing. Prerequisites: COMM 218 and junior or senior status.

CD 420. Advanced Communication Disorders. 3 Hours.
This course will provide a general overview of neurologically-based communication disorders, dysphagia, voice disorders, and stuttering. Course work will emphasize characteristics, procedures for assessment, and general treatment approaches for these communication disorders. Five hours of clinical observation are required.

CD 522. Neurogenic Communication Disorders. 3 Hours.
This course will investigate what happens when an individual¿s acquired communication abilities are impaired. It will provide a general review of neurology of speech and language. Further it will study nervous system pathology, symptoms, diagnosis and management of a variety of adult neurologic communication disorders including those associated with aphasia, right hemisphere syndrome, traumatic brain injury and dementia.

CD 535. Dysphagia. 3 Hours.
This course will cover normal physiology of deglutition followed by abnormalities, including congenital, acquired neurological or surgical, that can result is dysphagia. Bedside and radiographic evaluation of swallowing dysfunctions will be included as well as the multidisciplinary team approach to treatment and management.

CSCI 101. Introduction to Computer Science. 3 Hours.
General hardware and software issues such as: terminology, environments. Applications such as: word processing, spreadsheets, databases, Internet usage.

CSCI 331. Social Implications. 4 Hours.
An introduction to: The effects of computer technology (hardware and/or software) on society and individuals; ethical problems faced by computer professionals; human interaction and interfacing with computer technology. Prerequisite: CSCI 161, 275 and 340 or instructor consent.

CJ 201. Introduction to Criminal Justice. 3 Hours.
Survey of 21st Century US Criminal Justice including law, law making and court decisions, law enforcement, courts and prosecution, corrections, juvenile justice, and interface with Homeland Security, FEMA, private security, and contract justice services, and international criminal justice. Prerequisite for CJ 322, 300, 340, 370, 380, and 491. Recommended for all other CJ courses.

CJ 226. Introduction to Criminal Investigation. 3 Hours.
This course provides a broad examination of the basic principles involved in conducting a criminal investigation. Specifically, the students in this course learn about the general modus operandi of different types of criminals in committing; violent crimes, property crimes, organized crimes, sex crimes, cybercrimes, and several others in addition to gaining knowledge and skills to carry out basic processes of investigating these crimes. Furthermore, the course explores issues like reporting and documenting crimes and crime scenes, forensic examinations, interrogation and intelligence as well as carrying out searches. Prerequisite:CJ 201.

CJ 227. Crimes Against Children. 3 Hours.
This course provides a broad examination of the basic principles involved in conducting a criminal investigation. Specifically, the students in this course learn about the general modus operandi of different types of criminals in committing; violent crimes, property crimes, organized crimes, sex crimes, cybercrimes, and several others in addition to gaining knowledge and skills to carry out basic processes of investigating these crimes. Furthermore, the course explores issues like reporting and documenting crimes and crime scenes, forensic examinations, interrogation and intelligence as well as carrying out searches. Prerequisite:CJ 201.

CJ 300. Policing. 3 Hours.
The broader objective of this course is to help students to gain knowledge and develop an intellectual perspective on the structure, role and organization of policing in a democratic, multi-cultural, postmodern society. Specifically, the course examines the philosophical, social, legal and political aspects of law enforcement as well as current and future trends, research, and practices that are developed for its overall functions. Prerequisite: CJ 201.

CJ 330. Criminological Theory. 3 Hours.
This course intends to help students to gain an intellectual perspective on the nature of criminal behavior through which a comprehensive understanding regarding the existing and potential practices of the criminal justice system can be developed. This course examines positivist and classical perspectives of criminological theory regarding why people are committing crimes. More specifically, it explores legal, biological, social and psychological correlates of criminal behavior. Prerequisite:CJ 201.

CJ 340. Juvenile Justice System. 3 Hours.
Illustrated major components of juvenile justice system, including arrest, intake, adjudication, and disposition of juvenile offenders; examines transfer process for treating juveniles as adults; describes landmark legal cases extending rights to juveniles; examines juveniles court organization as an adversarial system; treatment of contemporary juvenile justice issues, including death penalty for juveniles and deinstitutionalization of status offenders. Prerequisite: CJ 201.

CJ 362. Gender Issues in Criminal Justice. 3 Hours.
This course will look at the constantly evolving gendered nature of crime, criminal justice theory, policy and practice and emerging legal doctrines about privacy and sexual rights. Key themes will include gender differences in criminal behavior, criminal victimization, criminal processing and law progression. In addition, the discussion of evolution of gender employment in the Criminal justice system will be included.Prerequisite: CJ 201.

CJ 380. Corrections. 3 Hours.
Examines institutionalization of convicted offenders; describes jails and prisons; investigates issues including privatization of prison operations, inmate rights; correctional officer duties/training/ responsibilities are described; examines post-institutionalization experiences of released inmates in community programs; examines classification systems used to determine one's level of custody; describes different types of prisons/jails and their functions. Prerequisite: CJ 201.

CJ 385. Terrorism & Homeland Security. 3 Hours.
This course has two major components: It, first, explores terrorism from an international and national perspective; examines the social, political, and cultural reasons for terrorism. In addition, the students learn about different types of terror and terrorist organizations existing in different countries and regions around the world. The second part of this course is dedicated to an exploration of homeland security. In this part of the course, the students learn about what constitutes homeland security as a concept as well as the practical operations and the history and legal foundations of the agencies responsible for maintaining homeland security. Prerequisite: CJ 201.

CJ 401. Administration of Criminal Justice Systems. 3 Hours.
This course is an overview of organizational theory as it applies to the administration of Criminal Justice agencies. It explores the nature of criminal justice organizations, individual and group behavior in these organizations as well as managerial processes carried out in these organizations. The topics included in this course covers, but not limited with, leadership, motivation, communication, evaluation, socialization, conflict, decision making, organizational change and effectiveness. Prerequisite:CJ 201.

CJ 491. Senior Seminar. 3 Hours.
Integration of program outcomes with application of knowledge, values, and skills necessary for field entry, value and ethical considerations, and the development and implementation of future career objectives. Provides application of core courses, provides students with current developments in key core areas. Prerequisites: CJ 201, criminal justice major, senior status and must have completed all CJ core courses.

DTS 230. Driver & Traffic Safety Education. 3 Hours.
Introduction to driver and traffic safety education. A review of various high school textbooks and other teaching tools.

DTS 260. Teenage Driving Behavior Problems. 2 Hours.
Teaches prospective driver about the past problems concerning teenage traffic offenders. Assists driver educators in adjusting classroom presentations to address problems woth beginning teenage drivers.

DTS 350. Advanced Driving. 3 Hours.
Advanced driving to improve skills, perception, decision making, and general driving ability.

DTS 450. Organization & Administration of Safety Education. 2 Hours.
Basic concepts and development of the four phase program: dual controlled car, simulator, multiple car driving range, and classroom. Corequisite or Prerequisite: DTS 230.

ECE 316. The Emergent Reader. 2 Hours.
This course explores a wide variety of developmentally appropriate instructional practices for teaching early childhood learners multiple ways of communicating and experiencing language through books and media programs. Emphasis is placed on integrating reading, writing, speaking, and listening as forms of creative personal expression. Effective methods of teaching children how to decode and encode print are studied.Prerequisites: Students must complete ECE 335 and be admitted to Teacher Education before enrolling in this course. Corequisites: Students must also be enrolled in ECE 310, 312, and 314 at the same time.

ECE 320. Infant/Toddler Development. 2 Hours.
This course explores the child's growth and development from birth to 36 months. It will give candidates a basis for understanding normal developmental needs of children and a means of meeting them in the children's home, childcare center, and community environments.

ECON 201. Principles of Microeconomics. 3 Hours.
Supply and demand, price and output determination in the product and resource markets, consumer demand, elasticity, costs and profits, and intentional trade.

ECON 202. Principles of Macroeconomics. 3 Hours.
Nature, method, and scope of economic analysis; nature of economic growth; inflationary tendencies and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policies, international finance. (May be taken before 201.)

ECON 318. Money and Banking. 3 Hours.
Nature and function of U.S. depository institutions (especially commercial banks, saving and loans, and credit unions); their regulation with particular emphasis on the Federal Reserve System's monetary policy and instruments of control and an introduction to monetary theory. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and 202.

ED 260. Educational Psychology. 2 Hours.
Emphasis learning theory, effective teaching, classroom management and child development as applied to educational settings.

ED 284. Teaching Diverse Learners. 2 Hours.
Adapting teaching strategies to culture, ethnic, linguistic, developmental, and physical differences in the classroom. Collaborating with related professions in individualizing instruction.

ED 380. Technology in Teaching. 2 Hours.
Strategies for the instructional uses of technology including multimedia presentation, e-mail, internet, spreadsheets, data bases, and emerging technologies. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and ED 320 or CD major or BS in Early Childhood major.

ED 402. Content Area & Develop Reading. 3 Hours.
The study of teaching reading at elementary, middle school, and high levels; ways of responding to literature and other written materials, content area reading for different purposes, application of strategies and study skills, and use of a variety of performance assessments. Prerequisite: Student must complete ED 320 before enrolling in this class.

ED 501. Designing and Interpreting Education Research/Quantitative. 2 Hours.
The study of teaching reading at elementary, middle school, and high levels; ways of responding to literature and other written materials, content area reading for different purposes, application of strategies and study skills, and use of a variety of performance assessments. Prerequisite: Student must complete ED 320 before enrolling in this class.

ED 502. Designing & Interpreting Ed Research/Qualitative. 2 Hours.
An examination of basic qualitative research methods most commonly used in educational research, an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of these approaches, and analysis of appropriate applications.

ED 519. Diversity in a Global Perspective. 3 Hours.
Provides students with a study of diverse cultures including Native American. Examines curriculum and pedagogy from the perspective that all students, regardless of the group to which they belong, such as those related to gender, social class, ethnicity, race, culture, religion, or exceptionality, should be ensured educational equity in school. Provides models for appropriate modification of curriculum and instruction.

ED 521. Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning. 3 Hours.
Current and emerging technologies and how they impact student learning. Will require a research foundation as well as a knowledge and skills base in current technology.

ED 522. Curriculum Design and Assessment. 3 Hours.
Current trends in curriculum design theory and assessment strategies and their application in teaching and learning.

ED 535. Models Of Teaching & Learning. 3 Hours.
Study of student learning with emphasis on cognitive development processes. Emphasis will be placed on current mind/brain research and examining why particular teaching models may be better facilitate particular learning goals.

ED 550. Dynamics Of Managing Learning. 2 Hours.
Organizational and mind/brain-based approaches for creating positive learning environments; understanding and managing disruptive and counterproductive behaviors, strategies for building interactive involvement among learning partners. The course draws upon multi-disciplinary research bases in cognitive sciences and group dynamics.

ED 570. Curriculum Theory. 3 Hours.
This course offers an overview regarding the historical influences of curriculum and how those influences affect curricular understandings today. Students will take a critical look at variety of arguments and theories about curriculum, including: Jane Addams, John Dewey, John Franklin Bobbitt, Maria Montessori, Ralph Tyler, James Popham, Elliot Eisner, E.D. Hirsch, Maxine Greene, and Nel Noddings. Students will also compare and contrast curricular ideals with educational realities in an effort to balance their beliefs with present curricular circumstances. This course will include practical application in the development of curricular materials.

ED 571. Assessment Theory. 3 Hours.
This course would offer an overview of the historical influences of assessment and how those influences affect our understandings. From common school public exhibitions, to the emergence of paper-pencil tests in the New England states, to the A Nation at Risk report and the standardized assessment movement, students will learn about how assessment has been used to measure learning and provide accountability. This course would also focus on modern assessment types as well as what is revealed and concealed in interpreting assessment results. This course would include practical application in the development of both formative and summative assessments.

ED 572. Data Driven Instruction. 3 Hours.
This course would focus on how to collect and interpret student data as a means to inform instructional practices. To this end, the course would take a critical look at the advantages and disadvantages of using standardized test data as rationale in heterogeneous ability grouping. This course would also offer alternative and complimentary approaches to inform pedagogy based on students-needs-such as formative assessment systems. This course would offer a practical application in collecting and responding to student data.

ED 573. Educational Leadership. 3 Hours.
This course would provide context and support for students as they prepare to take on leadership roles within their educational settings. This course would juxtapose competing interests from outside agencies with local voices within particular school systems, provoking students to consider how to balance the array of interests educational leaders regularly face. This course would have a practical application aspect in providing leadership opportunities and prompting reflection.

ENGL 110. College Composition I. 3 Hours.
Guided pratice in college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking. Emphasis on writing processes, and on approaches to critical reading. Does not apply toward the English major. Prerequisite: Students must complete ASC 87 with a C or higher, have an ACT English test score of at least 18, an SAT Reading & Writing score of at least 480, an ACCUPLACER test score of at least 5, or a PLAN test score of at least 15.

ENGL 120. College Composition II. 3 Hours.
Advanced practice in college-level writing from sources and in applying rhetorical strategies. Emphases in rhetorical strategies and incorporating research in academic writing. Does not apply toward the English major. Prerequisite: ENGL 110.

ENGL 231. Bible as Literature. 3 Hours.
Study of the Bible from a literary point of view.

ENGL 232. World Mythology. 3 Hours.
The study of representative myths, legends, and folklore from various cultures with emphasis upon the literary aspects of myth.

ENGL 238. Children's Literature. 3 Hours.
Introductory study of picture books and poetry; folk tales, fairy tales, myth, and legend; modern fiction, both realistic and imaginary, historical fiction, and biographical and informational books for children.

ENGL 265. Native American Literature. 3 Hours.
The study of Native American Indian legends, poems, and stories with emphasis on contemporary writings.

ENGL 315. Profes and Tech Writing. 3 Hours.
Concentrated instruction and practice in technical and job-related expository writing.

FIN 251. Personal Finance. 3 Hours.
Introduces the consumer to money management and the development of long and short term personal financial planning. Topics include budgeting, consumer credit, saving and investing, insurance planning, retirement and estate planning, real estate investment, and shelter planning. An excellent course for beginning students and nonbusiness majors.

FIN 353. Corporation Finance. 3 Hours.
Introduces the student to the essentials of financial management. Coverage includes financial analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, and long term financing decisions. Prerequisites: ACCT 201 and MATH 210.

FIN 457. International Corporate Finance. 3 Hours.
Examines financial management implications of exchange risk exposure, accounting conventions, international constraint on capital flows, international investment management, foreign taxation, and working capital management of international firms. Prerequisite: FIN 353.

FIN 545. Financial Management and Accounting. 3 Hours.
Provides advanced study in corporate financial management and accounting to provide a conceptual framework for analyzing the major types of decisions made by financial executives. Focuses on the application of theory to topical areas, including the functional uses of accounting, financial analysis, financial planning and forecasting, budgeting, acquisition and management of capital, financial instruments and markets, capital structure, and corporate valuation.

GEOL 127. Environmental Earth Systems. 4 Hours.
This course is an introduction to Earth Science with an emphasis on people's connections to environmental issues. Earth science is covered within an Earth systems framework with an emphasis on interactions, now the various Earth systems interact with one another. It also deals with how Earth interacts with people, including how Earth affects people (resources, hazards), and how people affect Earth in both positive and negative ways. An underlying concept in this course is stewardship: how people can live with Earth responsibly, working toward a sustainable future.

HMS 151. Stress Management. 2 Hours.
Focuses on utilizing concepts related to stress and stress management strategies to achieve holistic high level wellness.

HMS 203. Health Care Through the Life Span. 3 Hours.
Provides an overview of promotion of health and prevention of illness throughout the life span.

HMS 208. Medical Terminology. 2 Hours.
Comprehensive examination of prefixes, stems, and suffixes as well as emphasis on pronunciation, spelling, and definitions of words used by health professionals including key pathology, diagnostic and treatment procedures terms.

HMS 213. Life Span Growth & Development. 3 Hours.
Focuses on human growth and development throughout the life span. Prerequisite: PSY 111. Classroom Study = 45 hrs.

HMS 215. Principles of Pharmacology. 3 Hours.
Provides a survey of all major drug groups as they apply to providing safe, therapeutic client care.

HMS 240. Nutrition. 3 Hours.
Nutrition and application to human dietary needs of people at different ages.

HMS 243. Pathophysiology. 3 Hours.
Provide fundamental knowledge of the structural and functional changes caused by disease and alterations in body function. Emphasis is placed on understanding changes and responses that produce signs and symptoms in common health problems. Prerequisites: Student must complete BIOL 220 and 221 before enrolling in this class.

HMS 260. Introduction to Public Health. 3 Hours.
Examines the history, biomedical basis, disciplines (epidemiology, statistics, social and behavioral sciences), and techniques of public health, including education and policy development. Focuses on the health care system, medical care, and trends in public health. Prerequisite: Restricted to students with senior standing or have consent of instructor.

HMS 279. Death & Dying. 3 Hours.
Provides a wholistic approach to end-of-life issues, including death, dying, and bereavement.

HMS 333. Transcultural Health Care. 3 Hours.
Present framework for health care providers to learn concepts and characteristics of diverse populations to provide culturally competent care for individuals, families, and communities.

HMS 379. Health & Physiological Aspects of Aging. 3 Hours.
Examines concepts of health, physiological changes, and health related practices of older adults. Required for Gerontology minor.

HMS 460. Quality & Risk Management in Health Care. 3 Hours.
Examines the fundamentals of a health care quality and risk management program, including risk identification, loss prevention, loss reduction, claims management process, risk financing, legal-ethical factors, and clinical risk exposures. Provides experience in quality and risk management practices that are unique to the health care settings. Prerequisite: Restricted to students with senior standing or have consent of instructor.

HMS 463. Issues Health Care Regs & Prac. 3 Hours.
Examines a variety of agencies that oversee and regulate healthcare in the United States. Focuses on a variety of professional standards and laws that affect quality of care, delivery, and managerial decision making. Prerequisite: Restricted to students with Senior status.

HIST 101. Western Civilization I. 3 Hours.
A survey of the political, intellectual, social and economic trends of Western Civilization from the Classical Age of the French Revolution. (General Education History Survey)

HIST 103. US History to 1877. 3 Hours.
Survey of U.S. history from Colonial period to the end of Reconstruction. (General Education History Survey)

HIST 104. US History from 1877. 3 Hours.
Survey of U.S. history from the end of Reconstruction to present. (General Education History Survey)
HUM 251. Humanities. 3 Hours.
Integrated course in art, literature, and music from the Stone Ages through the Early Middle Ages.

HUM 252. Humanities. 3 Hours.
Integrated course in art, literature, and music from the Gothic Period through the Seventeenth Century.

KIN 540. Foundations of Sports and Exercise Psychology. 3 Hours.
The course is designed to provide athletic coaches, athletic administrators, physical education teachers, and fitness specialist's insight and skills in the psychology of communication, perception, learning, personality, motivation, and emotion. Emphasis will be placed on understanding participants, environments, group process, and enhancing performance, health, and well-being as they relate to sport and physical activity.

KIN 555. Sports Law. 3 Hours.
The course will introduce core substantive areas of law that affect the sporting industry at all levels-amateur, professional, and recreational. Topics include: constitutional law, torts, contracts, labor and employment law, Title IX, federal discrimination laws, antitrust, intellectual property, and law of private associations. Students will learn how state and federal law impacts the sporting industry, in addition to regulations from state high school athletic associations, the NCAA, and professional sports.

KIN 560. Sports Media and Event Planning. 3 Hours.
This course provides an analysis of sport media's changing landscape and the role it plays in political, social and technological climates. Emphasis on intercollegiate sports and the implications of simultaneous production and consumption. Course will examine new information technologies, commercial pressures in sport media and global sport media expansion. Course also provides student exposure to comprehensive event planning and management for sport and special events. Students will understand and create the operational plan for a sport event, which includes developing marketing and sponsorship strategies, media strategies; developing timelines, schedules and responsibilities for activities leading up to and through the event transportation and traffic flow, hospitality, personnel, registration, finances, restroom and waste facilities.

LEGL 322. Criminal Law. 3 Hours.
A critical examination of the development and function of western criminal law; analyzes current definitions of criminal acts and omissions, defenses, and justifications in the social and legal society of the United States. Prerequisite: Student must complete CJ 201 before enrolling in this class.

LEGL 365. Law & Society. 3 Hours.
Examination of the various perspectives on th development and implementation of law and assessment of the various facets of law in action. Prerequisite: CJ 201.

LEGL 370. Court Processing and Sentencing. 3 Hours.
Provides students with a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. court system; the function of state and federal district, appellate, and supreme courts is reviewed; students are introduced to the influence of extra-legal factors and their differential impact on offender processing; contemporary criminal justice issues facing the court system are also examined. Prerequisite: CJ 201.

MATH 102 Intermediate Algebra is now ASC 93 Intermediate Algebra
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MATH 103. College Algebra. 4 Hours.
This course explores fundamental college algebra topics, either as preparation for further study in mathematics or to meet the general education requirement. Topics of study include the following: relations, functions, and graphing; equations and inequalities; complex numbers; radical, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations; matrices; sequences and series; and the binomial theorem. Prerequisite: ASC 093 with C or better, or qualifying math placement test score, or ACT math subtest score of 21 or higher. Required corequisite Math 103L if ACT math subtest score is 18-20 or qualifying Elementary Algebra math placement test score is 60-75.

MATH 146. Applied Calculus. 3 Hours.
Introduction to differential and integral calculus with applications from areas such as social science and business. Topics include limits, derivatives, integrals, exponential and logarithmic functions, and applications. Prerequisite(s): MATH 103 with a C or better, or qualifying math placement test score, or ACT math subtest of 25 or higher.

MATH 210. Elementary Statistics. 4 Hours.
An examination of introductory statistics concepts, including sampling, descriptive statistics, probability, correlation, regression, binomial and normal distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing of one and two populations, ANOVA, and Chi-square tests. Technology will be used to enhance learning and mirror statistical applications and practices in the larger world. Prerequisite(s): ASC 093 with a C or better, or qualifying math placement test score, or ACT math subtest score of 21 or higher. Required corequisite Math 210L if ACT math subtest score is 18-20 or qualifying Elementary math placement test score is 60-75.

 

MHA 344. Dynamics of Addiction. 3 Hours.
Emphasizes the history of drug abuse, theories, and controversies regarding chemical dependency, and multidisciplinary approaches to treatment. Prerequisite: PSY 111.

MHA 349. Psychopharmacology. 3 Hours.
An introduction to behavioral pharmacology, including the basics of pharmacology, psychology, and neuroscience needed to understand drugs of abuse. Prerequisite: PSY 111.

NURS 222. Math For Meds. 1 Hour.
Enables the student to develop calculation skills, using the dimensional analysis technique, to safely calculate and administer medications.

NURS 253. Nursing Perspectives. 3 Hours.
Focuses on introductory concepts of the discipline of professional nursing. Open to the general university student. CS = 45*.

NURS 363. Nursing Theory and Research. 3 Hours.
Surveys contribution of theory and research to the development of the discipline of nursing. Focuses on nursing  theories, conceptualizations, and research utilization for decision making within professional nursing. Prerequsite: Admission to nursing. CS = 45*

NURS 383. Professional Nursing I. 3 Hours.
Professional Nursing I introduces the student to the nature of baccalaureate nursing, including the Department of Nursing Philosophy and curricular concepts. Students explore various nursing roles and theories in a variety of traditional and nontraditional settings. Prerequisite: acceptance into BSN program.

NURS 457. Public Health for the Professional Nurse. 5 Hours.
Demonstrates population-focused community-oriented nursing through the synthesis of nursing theory and public health theory applied to promoting, preserving and maintaining the health of populations and grounded in social justice. Provides experience in a variety of urban, rural, and frontier community settings. Prerequisite: NURS 363 and 383. Admission to BSN Completion Program. CS = 45; C/L = 90*

NURS 483. Professional Nursing II. 3 Hours.
Professional Nursing II will provide the student with an opportunity to examine professional nursing in a changing health care delivery system including the current and future focus of nursing care. Prerequisite: Acceptance into RN to BSN completion program.

NURS 493. Professional Nursing III. 3 Hours.
This integrative capstone course provides the student opportunity to design and implement a project in collaboration with faculty by integrating leadership and management concepts into nursing practice in a health care system. Prerequisite: acceptance into RN to BSN completion program.

PHIL 101. Introduction to Philosophy. 3 Hours.
Basic problems, concepts, and methods of philosophy.

PHIL 102. Philosophy of Human Nature. 3 Hours.
Focuses on what it means to be a human being and the so-called "nature-nurture controversy.".

PHIL 210. Ethics. 3 Hours.
A study of traditional concepts in ethical theory and moral reasoning.
POLS 115. American Government. 3 Hours.
Principles of American government, political behavior, institutions.

POLS 116. State and Local Government. 3 Hours.
Structures, politics, and behavior in state and local governments.

PSY 111. Introduction to Psychology. 3 Hours.
A survey of the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Topics studied include development of normal and abnormal behavior, learning, biopsychology, development, memory, personality, cognition, therapy, and social psychology. This course is a prerequisite to most other psychology courses.

PSY 241. Introduction to Statistics. 4 Hours.
This course examines basic concepts in measurement, scaling, descriptive statistics, binomial and normal distribution, applied probability, and z-scores. In addition, this course introduces inferential statistics and hypothesis testing, including t-test, analysis of variance, correlation and linear regression, and the chi-square test statistic. Basic software applications will also be examined. Prerequisites: ASC 093 with a C or better, or qualifying math placement test score, or ACT math sub-test score of 21 or higher. Required co-requisite PSY 241L if ACT math sub-test score is 18-20 or qualifying pre-algebra math placement test is 60-78.

PSY 242. Research Methods in Psychology. 4 Hours.
A study of the scientific methods as it is used in the investigation of problems in psychology. A variety of types of research methodologies, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of their use. Ethical implications of the use of various methodologies will also be discussed. Prerequisites: PSY 241, Math 210, or departmental approval.

PSY 255. Child & Adolescent Psychology. 3 Hours.
Overview of theories of human development from conception through adolescence including the physical, cognitive, language, social, and educational aspects of the individual development. Special emphasis will be given to the individuals learning capabilities. This course cannot be applies towards the Psychology or Addiction Studies majors, minors, or concentrations. Prerequisite: PSY 111.

PSY 270. Abnormal Psychology. 3 Hours.
A survey of the classification, symptoms, and etiology of psychological disorders. Prerequisite: PSY 111.

 

SWK 256. Development of Social Welfare. 3 Hours. *PD
The course reviews and evaluates the history, philosophical assumptions, values and development of social welfare programs and services throughout the United States. The course examines the socio-political-economic conditions which not only form, but influence social welfare systems. In addition, the course discusses intersections between privilege and oppression. The course reviews multiple marginalized, oppressed , and underserved populations with which social work intersects and ways that social work can positively impact social, economic, environmental justice, and human rights.

SWK 402. N.A. Children & Adolescents. 3 Hours.
This course will survey contemporary issues that Native American children and adolescents experience in today's society and how these issues affect their family life and issues relatd to delivery of services.

SOC 110. Introduction to Sociology. 3 Hours.
An introduction to the basic insight, concepts, theories and methods of the discipline. The course encourages students to think critically, to apply sociological knowledge, and to develop a global perspective. Topics for discussion include culture, social interaction, deviance, sexuality, stratification, race relations, gender, family, economics, politics, technology, and social change. SOC 110 is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level SOC courses.

SOC 201. Social Problems. 3 Hours.
A sociological analysis of major social problems.

SOC 210. Introduction to Anthropology. 3 Hours.
Examination of customs, institutions, and social organization of preliterate societies. Brief consideration of physical and biological aspects of human development.

SOC 255. Diversity in Families. 3 Hours.
An introduction to diverse family issues and concerns in global perspective. The course examines the changing functions, patterns and structures of the family as a major social institution. Topics include changing patterns of dating, mate selection, cohabitation, marriage, dual career families, adoption, divorce, and remarriage.

SPED 101. Introduction to Intellectual & Developmental Disability Services. 3 Hours.
A survey of the various types of developmental disabilities, the philosophy of service, person centered planning, working with families, job coaching, and legal and ethical considerations for persons with developmental disabilities.

SPED 110. Introduction to Exceptional Children. 3 Hours.
A survey course examining exceptionalities of learning with a focus on understanding current social and educational responsibilities.

SPED 111. Health Care in IDD I. 3 Hours.
This course concentrates on basic medication concepts and procedures, health and wellness issues, nutrition information, and oral hygiene.

SPED 112. Health Care in Developmental Disabilities II. 3 Hours.
This course focuses on the most common types of seizures and provides information on how to observe, report, and assist persons during seizures. Included also are techniques of positioning, turning, and transferring persons with physical disabilities. This course provides an introduction to issues in sexuality and also teaches how to support independent living skills in persons with intellectual disabilities.

SPED 120. Intro to Positive Behavior Supports. 3 Hours.
This course focuses on principles of behavior; defining, recording, and charting behavior, and how to write behavioral objectives. It teaches positive behavior support strategies and how to design and implement positive behavior support plans.

SPED 140. Human Development. 3 Hours.
A study of the sequence of human development from conception to late childhood, adolescence through adulthood, with emphasis on motor, language, cognitive, emotional, and social characteristics.

SPED 210. Intro to Ed of Children w/DHH. 3 Hours. *PD
A foundations course which surveys the history of the education of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. An introduction to present techniques as well as historical philosophies is presented. Prerequisite: SPED 110.

SPED 220. Promoting Inclusive Opportunities. 3 Hours. *PD
The course introduces a value-based process for developing and evaluating major program goals for persons with disabilities including the relationship of assessment to goal setting and person-centered planning. Students will apply instructional interventions including assistive technology applications for persons with intellectual disabilities. Strategies for promoting relationships between people with disabilities and other community members and guidelines for leisure program planning and implementation will be discussed.

SPED 223. Dual Diagnoses: ID and Mental Health Disorders. 2 Hours.
An overview of issues related to supporting people who experience both intellectual disability and mental health disorders including identification of the need for services, treatment options, and standards for service provision. The course provides information for program coordinators on assessment of mental health disorders, collaboration with community-based team members, pharmacological and behavior support, and cognitive behavioral therapies and approaches with individuals with intellectual disabilities.

SPED 225. Assisting People with Traumatic Brain Injury. 2 Hours.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and how to assist people with TBI and their families. It discusses community resources, assessment issues and strategies, as well as the role of employment consultants in working with people with TBI.

SPED 250. Developing Communicative Interactions. 2 Hours.
This course is designed to provide training to personnel who work with persons with extensive and pervasive support needs. It is a multimedia training program in the area of social, communicative language skill development, and intervention. The course also discusses effective interpersonal communication.

SPED 255. Aging and IDD. 2 Hours.
This course is designed to address training needs of direct support professionals and human services personnel working with senior citizens with developmental disabilities in community programs. It covers demographic and philosophical considerations, health, social, and legal issues, and coordination of services.

SPED 296. Field Experience in IDD. 4 Hours.
Practical experience in the development of individual program plans, medication management; positioning, turning, and transferring techniques; management of seizure disorders; job coaching; participant empowerment; facilitation of services; community networking; facilitation of relationships; provision of person-centered supports; vocational, education, and career support; assessment, documentation; communication; positive behavior supports; and aging issues. Prerequisites: SPED 101, 11, 112, 120, and 221 or instructor permission.

SPED 311. Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder. 3 Hours.
This course will examine the historical perspective of the autism spectrum as well as the etiology, early detection, assessment, diagnosis and characteristics of persons with ASD throughout the lifespan. Participants will learn a variety of interventions and instructional strategies appropriate in non-educational settings in order to improve an individual's social, behavior and communication skills among other quality of life outcomes. Prerequisite: Students must complete SPED 101 before enrolling in this course.

SPED 312. Intermediate Sign Language. 3 Hours. *PD
A course in American Sign Language that focuses on increasingly complex aspects of the language including vocabulary, grammar, concepts and discourse. Students further develop their fluency in the language. Course content is beyond the fourth level of ASL.

SPED 330. Survey Of Deaf Culture. 3 Hours.
This survey course provides an overview of the rich and vibrant language and culture of individuals who are Deaf in North America.

SPED 341. Assessment in Developmental Disabilities. 4 Hours.
Students will gain knowledge in the fundamental concepts of assessment and purposes of various assessment methods in developmental disabilities. Students will also acquire skills in planning for assessment, instrument selection, administration, scoring, interpreting and reporting assessment results. Practical application of assessment skills for person centered planning is required. Prerequisite: Students must complete SPED 101 before enrolling in this course.

SPED 440. Instructional Interventions for People with DD. 3 Hours.
This course is designed so students can attain knowledge of theories and research that form the basis for instructional interventions for adults with developmental disabilities. Students will learn how to develop and select instructional content and strengthen their understanding of resources and strategies for adults who require a Person Centered Plan. The course focuses on how to identify functional skills in a variety of domains, write goals and objectives, develop a task analysis, design intervention plans, collect and graph baseline and instructional data and then make data-based decisions. Prerequisite: Students must complete SPED 101 before enrolling in this course.

SPED 446. Interdisciplinary Teaming and Community Collaboration in Human Services. 3 Hours.
This course examines issues and effective strategies for successful collaboration with interdisciplinary team members so people with disabilities can be included in their communities and meet their personal outcomes. Students will describe the critical aspects that foster responsive, respectful, and beneficial relationships between families and professionals. Students will demonstrate how to communicate and problem solve effectively with other team members including direct support professionals, consultants, family members and legal guardians. Prerequisite: Students must complete SPED 101 before enrolling in this course.

SPED 454. Models & Strategies in Employment for People with Developmental Disabilities. 4 Hours.
Students will learn effective models and strategies of individualized employment support for individuals with developmental disabilities from high school transition through retirement. Students will learn about and apply current best practices to support employment outcomes. Prerequisite: Students must complete SPED 101 before enrolling in this course.

SPED 491. Senior Seminar in IDD. 4 Hours.
Seminar on various topics for seniors in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

SPED 499. Special Topics in Interpreting. 2 Hours. *PD
Research in current trends related to various topic areas in the field of special education.

SPED 501. Intro To Graduate Studies. 3 Hours.
This core course provides an overview of the components and process of ethical educational research. It includes an examination of the research techniques most commonly used in the field of special education. Graduate candidates will explore the thesis process and begin the process of reviewing the literature related to a chosen topic and developing sound research questions.

SPED 503. Research Design and Methodology. 3 Hours.
This course is part of the special education research core and provides students with a comprehensive foundation in quantitative and qualitative methods for conducting meaningful inquiry and research. The purpose of this course is to help students write a clear description of the methodology section of their Master's thesis. They will gain a deeper understanding of research intent and design, methodology and technique, format and presentation, and data management and analysis informed by commonly used statistical methods. Prerequisites: Students must complete SPED 501 and 531 before enrolling in this course.

SPED 504. Introduction to Services for Young Exceptional Children. 3 Hours.
Students in this course receive an overview of service delivery models for young children who have or are suspected of having developmental delays and their families. Definitions, characteristics, legislative issues, family support, and educational impacts are described.

SPED 505. Consultation and Supervision in SPED. 2 Hours.
Students in this course study the various organizational models for special education services. It includes examination of consultant models throughout the processes of referral, appraisal, placement, implementation and evaluation.

SPED 509. Infant/Toddler Development. 3 Hours.
Infant Development is designed to provide the learner with a thorough analysis of typical and atypical infant/toddler development. The course includes the observation and study of typical and atypical development in children from birth through thirty-six months. Criterion for monitoring development across domains is discussed. An overview of basic service delivery definitions and concepts in early intervention is also provided.

SPED 510. Law & Policy in Special Education. 3 Hours.
This course is designed to provide educators an in depth study of the federal and state laws concerning provision of educational services and supports to students with disabilities in the public schools. Graduate candidates will increase their knowledge of advocacy and leadership skills in order to advance quality service provision for individuals with disabilities.

SPED 513. Deaf Studies. 3 Hours.
This course presents a comprehensive study of the Deaf community. Topics include history, culture, language, literature, art, society and social networks, customs, traditions, and identity.

SPED 515. Practicum. 1-4 Hour.
Designed to provide specific field experiences by program; typically, a culminating requirement with a minimum of 120 hours. Prerequisite: Completion of all graduate course requirements in the area of specialization with a minimum GPA of 3.00 or permission of department chair.

SPED 517. Methods for Mild Disabilities. 3 Hours.
This advanced methods course studies the strategies, methods, and materials for educational programming necessary when teaching students with mild disabilities. This course focuses on academics, social functioning, vocational training, and life skills instruction for individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities and Emotional Disabilities requiring less intensive levels of support. This course addresses teaching methods across specific content areas as well as the roles of educators in integrated settings to successfully collaborate to enhance opportunities for individuals with exceptionalities.

SPED 524. High-Intensity Support Methods. 3 Hours.
This course provides in depth study of the knowledge and skills needed to plan and deliver effective instruction in a variety of school and community-based settings to students with high-intensity support needs.

SPED 529. Assistive Technology. 2 Hours.
Provides an introduction to the use of assistive technology to support students who have disabilities. Introductory material is presented related to technology that may be used to aid communication, mobility, learning, and independence. Issues regarding assessment of student technology needs and funding assistive technologies are also covered.

SPED 530. Physical and Medical Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities. 3 Hours.
This course is an introduction to physically handicapping conditions and related educational practices. Etiological considerations with educational implications are stressed in at least the following areas: cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, and skeletal deformities. Review of methods for physical and health management is provided.

SPED 531. Psychoeducational Aspects of Exceptional Children. 3 Hours.
This course takes an advanced educational psychology approach to examining psychological and sociological factors influencing the development and learning of exceptional children. The goal is to deepen graduate candidates' understanding of matching learner characteristics with support approaches for students with or at risk for disabilities.

SPED 533. Clinical Practice. 1-4 Hour.
This course provides a practicum in the assessment of children or adults with disabilities.

SPED 543. Methods of Teaching ECSE. 3 Hours.
A methods course in instruction of children from birth through age five that emphasizes best practices in instruction; curriculum development and implementation with ongoing assessment of children's progress.

SPED 550. Special Education Assessment. 2 Hours.
This course provides a description of processes of assessment for screening special education, eligibility, program planning, and evaluation. Legal requirements, professional roles and responsibilities, and terminology are covered. Focus is on the interdisciplinary assessment process.

SPED 561. Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support. 3 Hours.
This is an exploratory course in the application of effective and practical positive behavior support principles for special education teachers and pre-service school psychologists. Principles and strategies introduced in this course are derived from an extensive research base in positive behavior supports and effective teaching with learners who have special needs and with those who are typically developing learners.

SPED 563. Family and Community Systems in Early Intervention. 3 Hours.
This course identifies and validates ecological variables that impact early intervention services. Emphasis is placed on a family-centered approach as it impacts service delivery formats, related service, support services, parent involvement, inter-agency collaboration, and program design. Family structure and dynamics are emphasized.

SPED 565. Early Intervention: Deaf/HH. 3 Hours.
The focus of this course is on a family-centered approach to providing support and services to deaf and hard of hearing children and their families. Additional emphasis is placed on the effectiveness of early intervention on the language, social, and academic development of young children. Students are exposed to assessment strategies, effective program development and language intervention approaches which help young children acquire fluent language and communication skills.

SPED 583. Strategies to Support Listening & Spoken Language. 3 Hours.
This course focuses on the development of the audition and speech for children who are deaf/hard of hearing. The speech perception-production cycle is discussed with emphasis on specific teaching strategies for facilitating learning to listen and talk in children who are deaf/hard of hearing.

SPED 584. Teaching Language to Deaf/HH. 3 Hours.
This empirically based course explores the effects of hearing loss on language acquisition and development, assessment techniques, instructional strategies and communication methods and philosophies. The emphasis is on best practices.

SPED 585. Advanced Audiology for Educators of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. 3 Hours.
This course is an advanced look into the audiology centered knowledge necessary to working with children who have hearing loss. The course will cover several concepts that are important to the understanding of hearing and hearing disorders, such as basic acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the auditory system and audiometry specifically designed for the pediatric patient. Different types and degrees of hearing loss in addition to the different amplification devices recommended for those with hearing loss will be addressed. A collaborative approach to service provision for children who are deaf/hard of hearing is stressed.

SPED 586. Teaching Reading/Academics to DHH. 4 Hours.
This course presents assessment and methods of teaching reading, math, social studies and science to student who are deaf or heard of hearing. The emphasis is on effective and empirically proven instructional approaches and stresses the development of language across all content areas.

SPED 592. Special Topics: Found Deaf/Hard of Hearing Educ. 2 Hours.
Through this course, opportunity is provided to read research literature in special education on an individual basis to meet student needs and interests.

 

 

 

 

SPED 501. Intro To Graduate Studies. 3 Hours.
This core course provides an overview of the components and process of ethical educational research. It includes an examination of the research techniques most commonly used in the field of special education. Graduate candidates will explore the thesis process and begin the process of reviewing the literature related to a chosen topic and developing sound research questions.

SPED 503. Research Design and Methodology. 3 Hours.
This course is part of the special education research core and provides students with a comprehensive foundation in quantitative and qualitative methods for conducting meaningful inquiry and research. The purpose of this course is to help students write a clear description of the methodology section of their Master's thesis. They will gain a deeper understanding of research intent and design, methodology and technique, format and presentation, and data management and analysis informed by commonly used statistical methods. Prerequisites: Students must complete SPED 501 and 531 before enrolling in this course.

SPED 504. Introduction to Services for Young Exceptional Children. 3 Hours.
Students in this course receive an overview of service delivery models for young children who have or are suspected of having developmental delays and their families. Definitions, characteristics, legislative issues, family support, and educational impacts are described.

SPED 505. Consultation and Supervision in SPED. 2 Hours.
Students in this course study the various organizational models for special education services. It includes examination of consultant models throughout the processes of referral, appraisal, placement, implementation and evaluation.

SPED 509. Infant/Toddler Development. 3 Hours.
Infant Development is designed to provide the learner with a thorough analysis of typical and atypical infant/toddler development. The course includes the observation and study of typical and atypical development in children from birth through thirty-six months. Criterion for monitoring development across domains is discussed. An overview of basic service delivery definitions and concepts in early intervention is also provided.

SPED 510. Law & Policy in Special Education. 3 Hours.
This course is designed to provide educators an in depth study of the federal and state laws concerning provision of educational services and supports to students with disabilities in the public schools. Graduate candidates will increase their knowledge of advocacy and leadership skills in order to advance quality service provision for individuals with disabilities.

SPED 513. Deaf Studies. 3 Hours.
This course presents a comprehensive study of the Deaf community. Topics include history, culture, language, literature, art, society and social networks, customs, traditions, and identity.

SPED 529. Assistive Technology. 2 Hours.
Provides an introduction to the use of assistive technology to support students who have disabilities. Introductory material is presented related to technology that may be used to aid communication, mobility, learning, and independence. Issues regarding assessment of student technology needs and funding assistive technologies are also covered.

SPED 530. Physical and Medical Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities. 3 Hours.
This course is an introduction to physically handicapping conditions and related educational practices. Etiological considerations with educational implications are stressed in at least the following areas: cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, and skeletal deformities. Review of methods for physical and health management is provided.

SPED 531. Psychoeducational Aspects of Exceptional Children. 3 Hours.
This course takes an advanced educational psychology approach to examining psychological and sociological factors influencing the development and learning of exceptional children. The goal is to deepen graduate candidates' understanding of matching learner characteristics with support approaches for students with or at risk for disabilities.

SPED 533. Clinical Practice. 1-4 Hour.
This course provides a practicum in the assessment of children or adults with disabilities.

SPED 543. Methods of Teaching ECSE. 3 Hours.
A methods course in instruction of children from birth through age five that emphasizes best practices in instruction; curriculum development and implementation with ongoing assessment of children's progress.

SPED 550. Special Education Assessment. 2 Hours.
This course provides a description of processes of assessment for screening special education, eligibility, program planning, and evaluation. Legal requirements, professional roles and responsibilities, and terminology are covered. Focus is on the interdisciplinary assessment process.

SPED 561. Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support. 3 Hours.
This is an exploratory course in the application of effective and practical positive behavior support principles for special education teachers and pre-service school psychologists. Principles and strategies introduced in this course are derived from an extensive research base in positive behavior supports and effective teaching with learners who have special needs and with those who are typically developing learners.

SPED 563. Family and Community Systems in Early Intervention. 3 Hours.
This course identifies and validates ecological variables that impact early intervention services. Emphasis is placed on a family-centered approach as it impacts service delivery formats, related service, support services, parent involvement, inter-agency collaboration, and program design. Family structure and dynamics are emphasized.

SPED 565. Early Intervention: Deaf/HH. 3 Hours.
The focus of this course is on a family-centered approach to providing support and services to deaf and hard of hearing children and their families. Additional emphasis is placed on the effectiveness of early intervention on the language, social, and academic development of young children. Students are exposed to assessment strategies, effective program development and language intervention approaches which help young children acquire fluent language and communication skills.

SPED 583. Strategies to Support Listening & Spoken Language. 3 Hours.
This course focuses on the development of the audition and speech for children who are deaf/hard of hearing. The speech perception-production cycle is discussed with emphasis on specific teaching strategies for facilitating learning to listen and talk in children who are deaf/hard of hearing.

SPED 584. Teaching Language to Deaf/HH. 3 Hours.
This empirically based course explores the effects of hearing loss on language acquisition and development, assessment techniques, instructional strategies and communication methods and philosophies. The emphasis is on best practices.

SPED 585. Advanced Audiology for Educators of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. 3 Hours.
This course is an advanced look into the audiology centered knowledge necessary to working with children who have hearing loss. The course will cover several concepts that are important to the understanding of hearing and hearing disorders, such as basic acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the auditory system and audiometry specifically designed for the pediatric patient. Different types and degrees of hearing loss in addition to the different amplification devices recommended for those with hearing loss will be addressed. A collaborative approach to service provision for children who are deaf/hard of hearing is stressed.

SPED 586. Teaching Reading/Academics to DHH. 4 Hours.
This course presents assessment and methods of teaching reading, math, social studies and science to student who are deaf or heard of hearing. The emphasis is on effective and empirically proven instructional approaches and stresses the development of language across all content areas.

SPED 592. Special Topics: Foundations of Deaf and HH. 2 Hour.
Through this course, opportunity is provided to read research literature in special education on an individual basis to meet student needs and interests.

UNIV 110. First Year Seminar. 2-3 Hour.
An academic course linked to two other courses to form a first-year experience learning community. The course should inspire and support the transition to university life and learning and provide opportunities to engage with the campus and larger community. Topics vary according to the theme of the learning community.

*PD = Pending Development means that the course is still in the process of being developed to be delivered online.