Apr 01, 2020  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
    
2018-2019 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

Course Descriptions


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Dance

  
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    DANC 3150 - Classical Ballet V


    2 Credit(s)

    Continued development of classical ballet technique at the intermediate level, extending the vocabulary and technical proficiency from level IV. Additional emphasis will be placed on musicality and performance quality. Admission by placement. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): DANC 2150  and DANC 2170   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 6

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 3160 - Modern Dance V


    2 Credit(s)

    Continuing exploration of contemporary dance technique at an intermediate level with emphasis on more complex movement phrasing, rhythmic variation, and use of space. Admission by placement. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): DANC 2160  and DANC 2180   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 6

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 3170 - Classical Ballet VI


    2 Credit(s)

    Continued development of classical ballet technique at the high-intermediate level, extending the vocabulary, technical proficiency, musicality, and performance qualities of level V. Additional emphasis will be placed on examining fluidity of movement phrasing and ballet styles. Admission by placement. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): DANC 2150  and DANC 2170  and DANC 3150   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 6

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 3180 - Modern Dance VI


    2 Credit(s)

    Continuing exploration of contemporary dance technique at an upper-intermediate level with emphasis on more complex movement phrasing, rhythmic variation, and use of space. Admission by placement. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): DANC 2160  and DANC 2180  and DANC 3160   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 6

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 3270 - Advanced Ballroom Dance


    1 Credit(s)

    This course will further students’ knowledge of and ability in International Latin and Standard Ballroom Dance and teach them skills to actively participate in dance as a lifetime activity. Students will be taught Samba, Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, and Waltz at an advanced level. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): DANC 2270   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 4

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 3450 - Dance Repertory


    2 Credit(s)

    This course utilizes various disciplines and works towards professional standards in both technique and performance. Each year, the instructor will select excerpts from different forms, genres, and styles of dance repertoire to develop students’ ability as performance artists. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): DANC 2150  and DANC 2170   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 8

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 3500 - Dance History


    3 Credit(s)

    A conceptual and historical examination of dance as part of the human experience from its historical roots to its present status in a variety of cultures. (Fall - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 3510 - Dance Composition I


    2 Credit(s)

    Elements of space, time, and qualities of movement are basis for improvisational and compositional study. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): DANC 2080   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 3530 - Dance Composition II


    2 Credit(s)

    This course will aid the student to further develop elements of dance composition, utilization of phrasing, abstraction, and motif development. Motif development incorporating small group studies. Emphasis on improvisation. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): DANC 2080  and DANC 3510   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 3900 - Creative Movement for Children


    1.5 Credit(s)

    This course is designed to provide resources and strategies to introduce creative movement into an elementary education curriculum. It will provide material for movement, organization techniques, and suggestions for guiding children through creative exploration and discoveries through movement. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 3950 - Methods in Performing Arts Education


    3 Credit(s)

    Introduction to methods and theories in teaching dance and theatre arts. Pedagogic theory, organizational techniques, unit/lesson plan development, assessment, and technology in the classroom will be studied. (Fall - Even Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): DANC 3900   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 4120 - Tap Dance IV


    1 Credit(s)

    Intermediate/advanced level of tap dance technique. (Spring) [Graded]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 3

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 4150 - Advanced Classical Ballet


    2 Credit(s)

    Continued development of classical ballet technique at the advanced level, extending the growth in technical proficiency, musicality, fluidity, style, and examining the proper structure of a ballet technique class. Admission by placement. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): DANC 2150  and DANC 2170  and DANC 3150  and DANC 3170   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 6

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 4160 - Advanced Modern Dance


    2 Credit(s)

    Continuing development of contemporary dance technique at an advanced level with emphasis on refining performance quality, depth of physicality, dramatic expression, and individual style. Admission by placement. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): DANC 2160  and DANC 2180  and DANC 3160  and DANC 3180   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 6

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 4300 - Dance Ensemble


    2 Credit(s)

    Enrollment by audition. Advanced study in ensemble performance. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 16

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 4500 - Dance History II/Criticism


    3 Credit(s)

    This course provides an in-depth view of theatrical dance from the 20th-21st centuries with artistic trends explored and critiqued. This is an intensive writing, dance-viewing, and discussion course where students develop perspectives of critical analysis of the artistic process and aesthetics. (Spring - Even Years) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 4530 - Principles of Choreography


    2 Credit(s)

    This course presents the theory and practice of choreography with the focus of integrating concepts of dance and technology. Different types of computer applications with dance composition provide a broad overview as a springboard for further exploration in choreography. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): DANC 2080  and DANC 3510  and DANC 3530   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 4640 - Special Projects in Dance


    1 Credit(s) 3 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 4890 - Internship


    2 Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 4900 - Advanced Methods in Dance Education


    2 Credit(s)

    Advanced methods and theories in teaching dance in secondary schools. Organizational techniques, unit/lesson plan development, and assessment will be studied. Primary focus is on practical instruction. (Fall - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): DANC 4915  

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 4915 - Advanced Methods in Dance Education Lab


    1 Credit(s)

    Lab for DANC 4900 . Practical instruction in course design, including curriculum mapping, syllabus design, unit and lesson design, classroom management, and practical application of teaching methods. (Fall - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): DANC 4900  

    Prerequisite(s): DANC 3900 and DANC 3950 - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 4980 - Student Teaching


    2 Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    DANC 5892 - Internship


    2 Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Registration Restriction(s): None


Early Childhood Education

  
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    ECED 3920 - Foundations in Early Childhood Education


    3 Credit(s)

    History and philosophy of early childhood education, recent trends, learning environments, and programs for the education of children from birth to eight (8) years. Develops collaborative teaming skills and ability to work with community leaders, agencies, businesses, and others in promoting children’s learning. Focus on parent involvement and family/community relations. This course requires a two-hour per week practicum in addition to class time. (Fall, Spring, As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Elementary Education majors (admission to Education Department required) or Family Life and Human Development majors only

  
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    ECED 3930 - Child Development and the Arts: K-3


    3 Credit(s)

    Focuses on teaching strategies specific to the developmental needs of children from age four through eight that encourage children’s aesthetic development, physical abilities, and self-esteem through meaningful, integrated learning experiences in art, music, movement/dance, and drama. Lab fee required. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): FLHD 1500  or PSY 1100  or PSY 1110 - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): Admission to Education Department required

  
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    ECED 3950 - Integrated Curriculum and Assessment: PreK-3


    3 Credit(s)

    Methods in planning and implementing an integrated curriculum using projects and thematic units and developmentally appropriate instruction for children’s learning. Assessment strategies and data collection, both formal and informal, for use in evaluating the progress of children in kindergarten and primary grades, meeting individual needs and reporting progress to parents. This course requires a three-hour per week practicum in addition to class time. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): ECED 3920   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None


Economics

  
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    ECON 1010 - Economics as a Social Science


    3 Credit(s)

    General Education course. Provides overview of principles of economics. The economy is analyzed in terms of historical origins and development and current performance and problems, including poverty, pollution, health care, international trade policy, unemployment and recession, inflation, Social Security System, taxation policy, and national debt. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    ECON 1740 - US Economic History


    3 Credit(s)

    Satisfies American government requirement of General Education. History from colonial times to present. Coverage of U.S. Constitution; national economy; pluralism; ethnicity, race, gender; distribution of wealth and power; social conflict and reform; entrepreneurs, workers, workplace; cultural encounters; popular culture; and U.S. and global affairs. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: American Institutions, Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    ECON 2010 - Principles of Microeconomics


    3 Credit(s)

    Introduction to basic microeconomic principles: price theory, theory of the firm, trade and comparative advantage, public goods, taxation, welfare economics, and industrial organization. Public policy with regard to the environment, consumer protection, and other problems is also examined. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    ECON 2020 - Principles of Macroeconomics


    3 Credit(s)

    Introduces measurements of national economic performances: GDP, and interest, inflation and unemployment rates. Develops a model to describe the economic situation, and to present the options available to policy makers. Discusses the institutions and constraints that frame policy. International economic issues and the relation of the U.S. economy to the global economy are then examined. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

    General Education Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    ECON 2500 - Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics


    3 Credit(s)

    An introduction to applied quantitative methods for business and economics. Spreadsheets are used extensively as a modeling tool. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1050  and (MATH 1040  or MATH 2040) - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 3010 - Managerial Economics


    3 Credit(s)

    Managerial economics applies microeconomic analysis to the management of the firm. Using economic theory, statistical analysis, and optimization methods, students solve management problems relating to pricing, production and distribution, innovation and technological change, and cost. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): (MATH 2040 or MATH 1040 ) and (MATH 1100  or ECON 2500 ) - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 3020 - Macroeconomics for Business Decisions


    3 Credit(s)

    Explores the macroeconomics environment within which business decisions are made. Source data is used to obtain measures of the economy. Macroeconomic theory underlying the conduct of monetary and fiscal policy is analyzed. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): [ECON 2010  and ECON 2020  and (MATH 1040  or MATH 2040) and (MATH 1100  or ECON 2500 )] or approved minor in department - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 3170 - Decision Modeling


    3 Credit(s)

    An introduction to the fundamental methods of operations research/management science. Emphasis is on applied business decision modeling. Topics include linear, integer, and nonlinear programming; decision analysis; and simulation. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2010  and ECON 2020  and (MATH 1040  or MATH 2040) and (MATH 1100  or ECON 2500 ) - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 3210 - International Economics and Finance


    3 Credit(s)

    This class explores broad issues in international trade and shows how related policy choices impact the economy. Students will learn how and why trade benefits the economy as a whole, but can also negatively impact certain groups within the economy. A major focus of the course is on the determinants of currency-exchange rates and the risks business entities face due to fluctuations in exchange rates. Similarly, the class examines the tools companies use to hedge against this risk and describes how basic financial tools can be adjusted to account for exchange-rate expectations and differential tax rates in international project valuation. Because it covers a significant portion of the CFA curriculum, this course is essential for students interested in obtaining the CFA credential. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2010  and ECON 2020  
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 3230 - Gender Economics


    3 Credit(s)

    This course seeks to explain the many roles women play in the economy and how those are different (and similar) to the roles played by men. We begin with the important role inclusiveness plays in the economic growth of a nation. We then move to a discussion of the history and present reality of gender bias. This will be followed by a discussion of the theory of economic discrimination, which will then be applied to the discussion of outcomes observed with respect to education, employment, and wages. The course will then discuss “non-market” outcomes related to the economics of the family. Topics included in this section of the course include marriage and divorce, how household tasks are allocated by women and men, and teen pregnancy. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2010   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 3700 - Sports Economics


    3 Credit(s)

    The study of sports economics is specifically an application of microeconomic theory and empirical analysis. By focusing on sports, students can see how the toolkit of economics can be applied to a subject the student already finds interesting. The study of sports economics also sheds light upon a host of important topics, including how to measure the productivity of a worker, whether or not workers are paid a wage consistent with their economic value, the impact of labor unions, racial discrimination, and the efficacy of public subsidies. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2010   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 3840 - Public Finance


    3 Credit(s)

    Public sector economics examines the microeconomic functions of government and the way government affects the allocation of resources and the distribution of income. Topics include welfare theory, public goods, market failure and cost-benefit analysis. (Fall - Even Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2010   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 4200 - Human Resource Economics


    3 Credit(s)

    This course applies economic theory to the behavior of employers and employees. Topics include labor supply and demand, wage determination, schooling, human capital, unionization, and migration. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2010  and ECON 2020  and (MATH 1040  or MATH 2040) and (MATH 1100  or ECON 2500 ) - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 4260 - Principles of Econometrics


    3 Credit(s)

    An introduction to the basic statistical methods used to estimate and analyze quantifiable economic relationships with an applied emphasis. The primary focus is on the classical linear regression model and violations of its assumptions. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2010  and ECON 2020  and ECON 2500  and MATH 1100  and (MATH 1040  or MATH 2040) - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 4270 - Advanced Econometrics


    3 Credit(s)

    A continuation of ECON 4260 . While important theoretical foundations are covered at a high level, the focus of this class is on causal inference and applying econometric methods. Topics include panel data models, causal inference, simultaneous equation models, and limited dependent variable models. The course includes learning and using an appropriate statistical software package. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 4260   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 4500 - Economics of Strategy


    3 Credit(s)

    Principles of industrial organization economics and the economics of the firm applied to business management and strategy. Includes an overview of standard industrial organization topics such as market structure, entry, and pricing rivalry along with issues in organizational economics such as the principal-agent problem and vertical integration. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2010  and ECON 2020  and ECON 3010  and (MATH 1040  or MATH 2040) and (MATH 1100  or ECON 2500 ) - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 4890 - Internship


    1 Credit(s) 12 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (Fall, Spring) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 12

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 4900 - Special Topics


    2 Credit(s) 4 Maximum Credit(s)

    Topics in specialized fields of economics and advanced quantitative methods, varying by semester. Repeatable for 12 credit hours, provided course content is different. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 2010  and ECON 2020  and (MATH 1040  or MATH 2040) and MATH 1100   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 12

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 4910 - Survey of Economics


    3 Credit(s)

    Survey of macro and microeconomic principles for all students interested in economics basics. Class will also prepare educators for the economics section of PRAXIS 5081 Social Studies: Content Knowledge. Topics examined include demand and supply, market structure, market structure, market failure, measuring GDP and unemployment, aggregate, demand and supply, money and inflation, and macroeconomic policy. (Summer) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Junior or Senior standing required

  
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    ECON 4950 - Senior Seminar


    3 Credit(s)

    A capstone course requiring the completion of a major project. The course covers research tools and methodology, and guides students through the process of economic research and problem analysis. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 3010  and ECON 3020  and ECON 4260   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 5390 - Practicum


    1 Credit(s) 5 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 5540 - Practicum


    0.5 Credit(s) 5 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 5570 - Economics: Vital Information


    0.5 Credit(s) 5 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 5580 - Practicum


    0.5 Credit(s) 5 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 5

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 5590 - Practicum


    1 Credit(s) 5 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    ECON 6000 - Foundations of Economics


    3 Credit(s)

    This course provides an accelerated overview of both the micro and macro theories and methods of economics in support of the common body of knowledge core required for all MBA students not having previous business coursework. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): MBA majors only

  
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    ECON 6100 - Spreadsheet Modeling Craft


    3 Credit(s)

    Application of quantitative methods to business analysis and decision-making. Fundamental topics of management science are covered including optimization modeling, decision and risk analysis, simulation modeling, linear regression analysis, and forecasting methods. (Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): MAcc or MBA majors only

  
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    ECON 6200 - Managerial Economics


    3 Credit(s)

    Application of microeconomic principles to business management and strategy. Includes fundamental topics in microeconomic theory, industrial organization, and organizational economics. Uses business case analysis. (Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): MAcc or MBA majors only

  
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    ECON 6210 - International Economics and Finance


    3 Credit(s)

    This course develops applied knowledge of the theories and practices of international economic and financial analysis. The course evaluates the use of trade policies by national governments and explores the multinational corporate responses to those policies. Additionally, the course evaluates the impact of exchange rate risk on the firm and develops strategies for sound financial management in a multinational context. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): MBA majors only


Education

  
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    EDUC 1010 - Foundations in Education


    3 Credit(s)

    Students will explore the exciting world of teaching, examine what it means to be a teacher, and participate in field observations. This course is designed to introduce students to personal and professional experiences within the educational community. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area
  
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    EDUC 3000 - Principles of Teaching and Learning


    3 Credit(s)

    This course will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the Professional Teacher Education Program including standards, requirements, and models of effective teaching. School practicum. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

  
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    EDUC 3180 - Instructional Technology for Teaching and Learning


    3 Credit(s)

    This course examines prescriptive teaching, data-driven decision making, evaluation and assessment, instructional and classroom design, and emerging technologies that enhance student learning. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Admission to Education Department required

  
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    EDUC 3200 - Educational Psychology


    3 Credit(s)

    Educational Psychology is designed to give pre-service teachers knowledge of the relationship which exists between psychology, students, and the world of teaching and learning. The course explores concepts pertaining to learning modalities along with multi-cultural and gender-based learning theories. (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    EDUC 4300 - Foundations of DLI Education


    3 Credit(s)

    Study and apply theories and research of dual language immersion education related to first and second language learning, literacy, and academic achievement of DLI learners. (Fall) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    EDUC 4310 - Energy in STEM for Elementary Teachers


    3 Credit(s)

    This course is one of six courses needed to earn an Elementary STEM Endorsement. This course provides preservice and inservice teachers with a deep understanding of energy and the nature of how students use concepts of energy to make sense of phenomena across life, earth, and physical science. This understanding enhances teacher insights into 1) how matter and energy interact, 2) the relationships of energy to forces and interactions within fields, and 3) pedagogical content knowledge around teaching and learning about energy. (Fall - Odd Years [As Needed]) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    EDUC 4320 - Force and Motion in STEM for Elementary Teachers


    3 Credit(s)

    This course is one of six courses needed to earn an Elementary STEM endorsement. This course provides preservice and inservice teachers with a deep understanding of force and the nature of how students use the concepts of force to make sense of phenomena across life, earth, and physical science. This understanding enhances participants’ insights into 1) how force, energy, and matter interact; 2) the relationship of force to energy and interactions within fields; and 3) pedagogical content knowledge around teaching and learning about force. This course provides teachers with knowledge of how concepts in force may be used by students, with the Crosscutting Concepts and Engineering and Science Practices. (Fall - Even Years [As Needed]) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    EDUC 4330 - Integrated Mathematics: Data Analysis and Problem Solving


    3 Credit(s)

    This course is one of six courses needed to earn an Elementary STEM endorsement. This course will help participants develop a firm problem-solving foundation. Using skills and strategies applied in mathematical contexts, preservice and inservice teachers will learn to think, work with others, present solutions orally to the whole class, and write up detailed solutions. This course will also provide preservice and inservice teachers a deeper understanding of probability and data representations and analysis. Special attention in this course will be given to children’s typical error patterns, problem-solving strategies, interpreting and assessing students’ work and learning, and integration of the NCTM process standards and the Common Core Standards for Mathematics. (Fall - Even Years [As Needed]) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    EDUC 4340 - Nature of Science and Engineering


    3 Credit(s)

    This course is one of six courses needed to earn an Elementary STEM endorsement. In this course, participants will experience introductory explorations of the nature of science, using science and engineering principles, practices, and processes. Applications to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics will be explored using learning-based pedagogy. Participants will develop sound STEM teaching practices and strategies to assist them in educating K-6th grade students in STEM content standards. (Fall - Even Years [As Needed]) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    EDUC 4350 - Matter in STEM for Elementary Teachers


    3 Credit(s)

    This course is one of six courses needed to earn an Elementary STEM endorsement. This course provides inservice and preservice teachers with a deep and useful understanding of matter and the nature of how students use the concepts of matter to make sense of phenomena across life, earth, and physical science. This understanding enhances participants’ insights into 1) how matter and energy interact, 2) the relationships of matter to forces and interactions within the fields, and 3) pedagogical content knowledge around teaching and learning about matter. This course provides participants with knowledge of how matter concepts may be used by students with the Crosscutting Concepts and Engineering and Science Practices. (Fall - Even Years [As Needed]) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    EDUC 4360 - Technology and Problem-Based Learning


    3 Credit(s)

    This course is one of six courses needed to earn an Elementary STEM endorsement. This course will engage participants in development meaningful understandings of problem-based approaches to teaching, learning, and integration of STEM practices across the curriculum using appropriate technology. Participants will demonstrate their skills through the development and creation of a problem-based, hands-on experience. The purpose of this course is to ensure that inservice and preservice teachers can apply the pedagogical content knowledge needed to teach STEM concepts to students in the elementary grades. (Fall - Even Years [As Needed]) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    EDUC 4831 - Readings and Conferences


    1 Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    EDUC 4832 - Readings and Conferences


    2 Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    EDUC 4833 - Readings and Conferences


    3 Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 12

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    EDUC 4840 - Cooperative Education


    2 Credit(s) 8 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 24

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    EDUC 6000 - Issues in Psychology and Measurement


    3 Credit(s)

    The study of current psychological principles of teaching and learning, and principles and techniques for developing, validating, and interpreting educational measures. The use of educational measures for evaluation and planning processes. (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Master of Education or Master of Education with Licensure majors only

  
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    EDUC 6010 - 21st Century Learning Spaces


    3 Credit(s)

    Theory and application for creating a 21st century learning environment are the focus for this course. Maintaining student cooperation in diverse classroom and network settings will be a focus. (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Master of Education majors only

  
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    EDUC 6020 - Information and Technology in Education


    3 Credit(s)

    Introduction to information technology for teachers, administrators, and media specialists. Examines the role of technology in curriculum and instruction. (Fall [As Needed]) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure, Master of Education with Licensure, Master of Education, or non-degree seeking Master of Education majors only

  
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    EDUC 6030 - 21st Century Research and Data


    3 Credit(s)

    This course provides 21st Century teachers with the knowledge and skill to read, understand, implement, and conduct research in their classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on data driven instruction. (Spring, Summer [As Needed]) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    EDUC 6031 - Instructional Design and Technology


    3 Credit(s)

    The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to instructional design theories, principles, and models and an overview of their historical development. Instructional design models are considered with respect to their implications for technology applications in education. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure, Master of Education with Licensure, Master of Education, or non-degree seeking Master of Education majors may not enroll

  
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    EDUC 6032 - Educational Technology and the Constructivist Tradition


    3 Credit(s)

    Class participants will research technology utilization in K-12 classrooms; investigate theoretical foundations to evaluate, select, and utilize various technology applications; develop, implement, and evaluate class technology integration projects; and gain an understanding of multiple models for assessing student learning in technology enhanced environments. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure, Master of Education with Licensure, Master of Education, or non-degree seeking Master of Education majors only

  
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    EDUC 6033 - Enhanced Hardware and Software Skills for Educators


    3 Credit(s)

    Individuals completing the Educational Technology Endorsement should be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and understandings of concepts related to technology, as well as demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure, Master of Education with Licensure, Master of Education, or non-degree seeking Master of Education majors only

  
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    EDUC 6034 - Computer Supported Collaborative Learning


    3 Credit(s)

    The Technology Pedagogy series will provide skills for planning and designing effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology. Participants will implement curriculum plans that include methods and strategies for applying technology to maximize student learning. Individuals will also learn ways to apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure, Master of Education with Licensure, Master of Education, or non-degree seeking Master of Education majors only

  
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    EDUC 6035 - Technology Based Training and Staff Development


    3 Credit(s)

    The Technology Pedagogy series will provide skills for planning and designing effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology. Participants will implement curriculum plans that include methods and strategies for applying technology to maximize student learning. Individuals will also learn ways to apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure, Master of Education with Licensure, Master of Education, or non-degree seeking Master of Education majors only

  
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    EDUC 6036 - Leadership with Technology


    3 Credit(s)

    Students that complete this course will effectively lead and oversee a technology integration team at the school level. Upon completion the student will demonstrate knowledge of process management functions, resource management functions in the classroom, and define and set appropriate goals for technology-mediated instructional project. Students will also make recommendations for activities and techniques, identify variables, establish communication systems, adapt current systems, and compare various technology instructional models. The Supervisory/Administrative Electronic Portfolio is also established during this course. Required for Supervisory/Administrative Endorsement. (Fall, As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure or Master of Education with Licensure majors only

  
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    EDUC 6037 - Leadership in Instructional Technology and Design


    3 Credit(s)

    Learners will explore strategies for planning and implementing technology integration (teaching and curriculum focus) at an organizational level, including the examination of larger scale professional development models. The course will focus on developing skills for taking and leadership role in schools and district technology use, planning, implementation, and assessment. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure, Master of Education with Licensure, Master of Education, or non-degree seeking Master of Education majors only

  
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    EDUC 6038 - Online and Blended Teaching and Learning


    3 Credit(s)

    This course offers graduate students an opportunity to plan, design, implement, and create a blended/online course, and give them the ability to create blended/online materials and/or courses on their own. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    EDUC 6080 - Leadership and the School Principal


    3 Credit(s)

    Theories in instructional leadership, including school vision and management as they apply to the principal’s role, will be explored in the context of leadership in the 21st century. (Sping [As Needed]) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure or Master of Education with Licensure majors only

  
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    EDUC 6100 - Practices of Instructional Supervision


    3 Credit(s)

    A study of the application of instructional supervisory theories and practices of supervisory behaviors as they relate to improvement of instruction. Directed field experience will be required. Must be taken prior to Public School Administrative Internship. (Fall [As Needed]) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure or Master of Education with Licensure majors only

  
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    EDUC 6300 - Foundations of Dual Language Immersion Education


    3 Credit(s)

    Study and apply theories and research of dual language immersion education related to first and second language learning, literacy, and academic achievement of DLI learners. (Fall) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    EDUC 6380 - Ethics and Decision Making for Educational Leaders


    3 Credit(s)

    Critical thinking and methods of ethical decision making will be examined and applied to current educational issues. (Summer, As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure or Master of Education with Licensure majors only

  
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    EDUC 6410 - Curriculum and Philosophical Foundations


    3 Credit(s)

    History and philosophical foundations of curriculum/teaching in American schools emphasizing cultural influences and concepts shaping education in society. (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure or Master of Education with Licensure majors only

  
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    EDUC 6420 - Education of the Gifted and Talented


    1 Credit(s) 5 Maximum Credit(s)

    Provides multiple cultural and historical perspectives on giftedness and talent and explores characteristics of gifted individuals with emphasis on identifying needs and a general overview of possible services for gifted learners. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): EDUC 6430  

    Registration Restriction(s): Master of Education or non-degree seeking Master of Education majors only

  
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    EDUC 6430 - Practicum: Individual Case Study


    1 Credit(s)

    A practicum experience in association with EDUC 6420 . Requires an intensive, supervised study of other gifted and talented of an individual child of student’s choice. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): EDUC 6420  

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure, Master of Education with Licensure, Master of Education, or non-degree seeking Master of Education majors only

  
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    EDUC 6440 - Creativity in Education


    3 Credit(s)

    Exploration of theories, research, and strategies concerning creativity and their application to personal creativity and to improvement of classroom practice. (Summer [As Needed]) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure, Master of Education with Licensure, Master of Education, or non-degree seeking Master of Education majors only

  
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    EDUC 6500 - School Finance


    3 Credit(s)

    Offers an exploration of resources used in public school funding. Students learn the basic functions of school finance such as accounting, purchasing, bonding, budgeting, and ethical practice. (Fall [As Needed]) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure or Master of Education with Licensure majors only

  
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    EDUC 6540 - Organization of American Schools


    3 Credit(s)

    This course provides an in depth analysis of the function and organization of public schools in America, historical, philosophical, and reform issues are reviewed and how they impact the management, design and accreditation of K-12 education. (Fall [As Needed]) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure or Master of Education with Licensure majors only

  
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    EDUC 6560 - Leadership of Student Services and Programs


    3 Credit(s)

    This course focuses on collaborating with community agencies to meet student health and safety needs and providing advisement, guidance, and counseling services to students and families to facilitate growth and development in a learning environment. In addition the course is aimed at preparing administrators to work collaboratively with staff, students, families, and communities to plan and manage a full range of activity programs that meet the social, developmental, cultural, athletic, leadership, and academic needs of all students. (Spring [As Needed]) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure or Master of Education with Licensure majors only

  
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    EDUC 6650 - Practitioner Research Thesis Writing


    3 Credit(s)

    This course builds upon the practitioner research proposal begun in EDUC 6030  by providing participatory and ethnographic research tools. Candidates finalize research questions and methodology and begin writing the Practitioner Research Thesis. (Fall, Spring) [Pass/Fail]

    Prerequisite(s): EDUC 6030   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
    Registration Restriction(s): Master of Education or Master of Education with Licensure majors only

  
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    EDUC 6652 - M.Ed. Portfolio Writing


    3 Credit(s)

    This course sets the criteria, strategies, and techniques for writing the M.Ed. Portfolio based on NBPTS standards and utilizing APA guidelines. (Fall, Summer [As Needed]) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): EDUC 6030   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
    Registration Restriction(s): Master of Education majors only

  
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    EDUC 6710 - Multicultural Education


    3 Credit(s)

    Examines the social and cultural conditions that influence education. Places emphasis on programs development to meet the needs of culturally diverse school populations. (Summer [As Needed]) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure, Master of Education with Licensure, Master of Education, or non-degree seeking Master of Education majors only

  
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    EDUC 6740 - School Law


    3 Credit(s)

    This course provides an introduction to legal foundations for public education, investigating district policy, state board rule, state and federal statutes, and case law. (Summer [As Needed]) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure, Master of Education with Licensure, or Master of Education majors only

  
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    EDUC 6850 - Special Topics


    1 Credit(s) 6 Maximum Credit(s)

    With approval and direction of committee members(s), students may do independent research, or a project, related to their program of study. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 12

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative Licensure, Master of Education with Licensure, Master of Education, or non-degree seeking Master of Education majors only

  
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    EDUC 6853 - Special Topics


    3 Credit(s)

    With approval and direction of committee member(s), students may do independent research, or a project, related to their program of study. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Master of Education majors only

  
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    EDUC 6854 - Special Topics


    1 Credit(s) 5 Maximum Credit(s)

    With approval and direction of committee member(s), students may do independent research, or a project, related to their program of study. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Master of Education majors only

 

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