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Art

ART 510 Drawing (1-4 SH) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Experimentation and elaboration of drawing skills and techniques, both innovative and traditional. Emphasis on individual exploration. Repeatable to 10 credits.

ART 511 Painting (1-4 SH) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Individual research and experimentation in painting. Repeatable to 10 credits.

ART 512 Ceramics (1-4 SH) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Individual instruction and experimentation in ceramics. Repeatable to 10 credits.

ART 513 Sculpture (1-4 SH) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Extensive work and study in three dimensional form, media, and methods. Repeatable to 10 credits.

ART 514 Graphic Design (1-4 SH) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Extensive work and study in Graphic Design media and methods. Repeatable to 10 credits.

ART 515 Metalsmithing: Jewelry and Small Sculpture (1-4 SH) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Exploration of historical, traditional, and innovative jewelry and small sculpture techniques using non-ferrous metals, gems, and other materials. Repeatable to 10 credits.

ART 516 Crafts (1-4 SH) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Extensive work and study in craft media and methods. Repeatable to 10 credits.

ART 517 Photography (1-4 SH) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Individual research and experimentation in photography. Repeatable to 10 credits.

ART 518 Printmaking (1-4 SH) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Individual research and experimentation in printmaking. Repeatable to 10 credits.

ART 519 Computer Graphics (1-4 SH) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Individual research and experimentation in computer graphics. Repeatable to 10 credits.

ART 520 Mixed Media (1-4 SH) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Individual research and experimentation in mixed media. Repeatable to 10 credits.

ART 521 Multi-Media (1-4 SH) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Individual research and experimentation in multi-media. Repeatable to 10 credits.

ART 525 Research in Art Education (1-4 SH) Readings in the research, theory, and practice of teaching art. Focused study and practice in the implementation of research findings. Repeatable to 10 credits.

ART 540 Art History: Contemporary Trends and Theory (2 SH) Presentation of contemporary trends in the visual arts from the 1960ís forward and discussion of contemporary theory and criticism.

ART 550 Issues in Art: Graduate Seminar (1 SH) Independent exploration of the theoretical basis for integrated concepts and methods of critical analysis in the visual arts. The course is intended to help students become aware of the major critical perspectives of the discipline and practical issues related to careers in the fine arts. Students in this course will complete methodological, critical, and professional projects. Repeatable to 10 credits.

ART 570 Workshop (1-4 SH) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Special emphasis and encouragement in the use of new materials. Primary course objectives are to be accomplished by bypassing traditional techniques and establishing new approaches to problem solving. Repeatable to 8 credits.

ART 589, Continuing Enrollment (0 SH) Required enrollment for students previously enrolled in thesis or project credits who have not completed the credits by the end of the semester enrolled.

ART 590 Individual Research (1-3 SH) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Research and creative experiences within a specific area of interest in the Visual Arts and emphasis on the refinements of aesthetic applications of techniques and media. Repeatable to 22 credits.

ART 598 Professional Exhibition (2 SH) Artist statement preparation, design, installation, and catalog of solo show or special research in art education. Permission of studentís Graduate Committee. Repeatable to 4 credits.

ART 599 Thesis (1 SH) Provides for individual research culminating in a thesis. Permission of studentís Graduate Committee. Repeatable to 2 credits.

Business Administration

BADM 525 Strategic Marketing (3 SH) 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 SH) 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 SH) 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.

BADM 550 Statistical and Quantitative Applications- A Managerial Approach (3 SH) 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 SH) 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.

BADM 565 Strategic Management (3 SH) 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.

BADM 589 Continuing Enrollment (0 SH) Required enrollment for students who have previously enrolled in BADM 598 or BADM 599 but have not completed the requirements for the course by the end of semester. Fee required.

BADM 592 Special Topics (3 SH) Presents study of selected areas in management.

BADM 598 Capstone Experience (3 SH) (Taken the last semester) Provides for individual or group research culminating in a formal paper (e.g., a business plan, case study, or applied research project) and presentation thereof. The formal presentation will be reviewed by a committee of graduate business faculty members. Provides an intensive study of entrepreneurship theory and practice. Explores entrepreneurship practice, new venture creation, management of a growing company, entrepreneurial marketing, entrepreneurial finance, global entrepreneurship, and organizational strategies for new business enterprises. Includes the development of business and operational plans for new ventures or, depending on the needs of the student, existing enterprises. For students in specialized cohorts, the content will vary according to the research projects involved or the nature of the cohortís specialty. Prerequisites BADM 525, BADM 535, FIN 545, BADM 550

BADM 599 Thesis (3 SH) Provides for individual research culminating in a thesis.

Business Information Technology

BIT 510 Managerial Communication (3 SH) Focuses on the application of communication strategy to improve oral and written messages that are appropriate for todayís 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 556 Virtual Business (3 SH) Exploration of the many nuances (employee, management, hardware/software, etc.) involved in the management and operation of a virtual business.

BIT 560 Manage/Integrate IS Function (3 SH) 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 MIS Project Management (3 SH) 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 SH) 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 Management and Administration (3 SH) 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. Prerequisite: BIT 564

BIT 564 Systems Analysis (3 SH) 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 565 Systems Design (3 SH) This course provides an understanding and application of systems design, implementation, and maintenance methodologies. Students learn that systems design is not merely a Ďtechnicalí or Ďcomputerí activity, but a Ďbusinessí activity. Prerequisites: BIT 563 and BIT 564

BIT 566 Knowledge Management (3 SH) 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 SH) 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 SH) 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 581 Contemporary Methods of Teaching Business (3 SH) An online course designed to enhance awareness of teaching and learning; this course is designed for both continuing secondary and new post-secondary business educators. Topics include but are not limited to, current issues in business education, curriculum design, advanced technology usage, instructional techniques for the classroom, teaching in an online environment, working with diverse learners, assessment of student learning, and professional opportunities.

BIT 582 Professional Consulting in IS (3 SH) While consulting with a business, students will integrate the concepts and techniques learned in the MSIS program. Prerequisite: Taken during final semester

BIT 589 Continuing Enrollment (0 SH) Required enrollment for students who have previously enrolled in BIT 582 but have not completed the requirements for the course by the end of summer session. Fee required.

BIT 598 Project An extended individual research project culminating in a formal paper. Restricted to graduates.

Biology

BIOL 500 Workshops (1-3 SH) Courses numbered as BIO 500 may not be used to meet the requirements for the MAT: Science degree.

BIOL 520 Advanced Developmental Biology (3 SH) Advanced study of morphogenesis including genetic mechanisms and four-dimensional visualization.

BIOL 530 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (3 SH) Recent advances in the study of anatomy and physiology.

BIOL 550 Ecology of the Great Plains (3 SH) Ecology of the Northern Great Plains, especially focusing on grasslands. Course involves collection, identification and classification of flora and fauna of North Dakota and adjoining US states and Canadian Provinces.

BIOL 570 Research(2-4 SH) Recent advances in biotechnology, genetic engineering, environmental issues, and the like.

BIOL 579 Research (1-2 SH) Research related to thesis topic. Students must have approved thesis proposal on file prior to registering for this course. Courses may be repeated for a total of 4 credits at the discretion of the studentís Graduate Advisory Committee.

BIOL 590 Seminar (1-3 SH) Seminars on topics as approved by the division chair.

BIOL 592 Special Topics (1-3 SH) Special Topics in Biology

BIOL 597 Independent Study (1-6 SH) Individual study on topics as approved by the division chair.

BIOL 599 Thesis (2 SH) Individual research culminating in a thesis.

Communication Disorders

CD 500 Workshops (1-3 SH)

CD 501 Introduction to Graduate Studies (3 SH) Examines research design and methods most commonly used in communication disorders with emphasis on understanding and applying research to inform everyday clinical decisions.

CD 502 Early Interv.-Interdisciplinary Study (2 SH) A course on interdisciplinary assessment and service delivery for children 0-5 years of age. This course will prepare students for early intervention with infants and toddlers at risk for or presenting communication disorders.

CD 503 Grad Seminar in Research (1-3 SH) The seminar is available to any graduate student considering or actively pursuing a thesis in any area of communication disorders, with any advisor. Priority attention will be given to students who have actually started the thesis process. Students not actually into the thesis process will be expected to participate in problem solving, and other activities of critical thinking. Each student will provide a weekly update of research and writing activities. In this way, actual problems maybe confronted as they occur. Students may rehearse thesis presentation and defense; ask and answer questions about research process and results; and prepare themselves for actual thesis committee meetings. The scientific process, methods for organization and analysis of data, manuscript content, ethical standards, and The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association will be stressed.

CD 511 Clinical Practicum: Therapy (2-4 SH) Supervised practicum in various stages as assigned by the Clinic Coordinator. Based on the studentís clinical track, assignments are made to MSU Pediatric Clinic, MSU Adult Clinic, or other community sites, such as schools, acute care and long-term care facilities.

CD 513 Assessment Practicum (2-4 SH) Principles and procedures for advanced communication evaluations. Practical experience with techniques and procedures for differential diagnosis. A student must accrue designated ASHA clock hours in diagnosis.

CD 516 Public School Practicum: Speech-Language Pathology (6-12 SH) Supervised public school therapy in Speech-Language Pathology. Required for all students intending to seek employment in the public schools. This practicum will be one semester in length and the student must complete 100 hours of supervised clinical practicum.

CD 517 Advanced External Practicum: Speech-Language Pathology (6-12 SH) This will be a final major practicum to be a full semester in length and in a site other than Minot State University or MSU related clinics.

CD 520 Fluency Disorders (3 SH) A study of the historical and current theories for stuttering with attention to a review of published research.

CD 521 Speech-Language Development & Disorders (4 SH) The study of speech language development and disorders of children. Inter-relationships among personal, social, academic, speech and language skills are covered. Academic modifications and coordination with specialized personnel are emphasized. (For non-majors)

CD 522 Neurogenic Communication Disorders (3 SH) This course will investigate what happens when an individualís 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 524 Neuro-Based Speech Disorders (3 SH) The clinical diagnosis and management of communication and swallowing disorders having an underlying neurological basis. Included will be a review of pertinent medical and clinical literature pertaining to the various disorders and associated problems.

CD 526 Applied Phonology (3 SH) This course is designed to give students knowledge of theoretical positions influencing the development of a conceptual framework to understand, evaluate and provide therapy for individuals with phonological disabilities. Application techniques for additional speech sound disorders will be presented.

CD 528 Assessment in Speech-Language Pathology (3 SH) A review and critical analysis of tools and techniques used in diagnosis of speech and language disorders. The student must observe diagnostic procedures and be competent in the execution of diagnostic tools.

CD 532 Voice and Resonance Disorders (3 SH) This course investigates common etiologies and pathologies associated with laryngeal voice disorders and orofacial clefts. Included are techniques for perceptual and instrumental analysis of voice and resonance including acoustic measures and the evaluation of vocal fold or velopharyngeal movement patterns through videostroboscopy. Participation in assessments within the voice clinic and the Minot Cleft Palate Team will lead to an understanding of the diagnostic and treatment procedures. In addition, this course will familiarize the student with the postoperative anatomy, physiology, and treatment of the orofacial clefts and the laryngectomized patient. A review of pertinent clinical literature will be included as a course requirement.

CD 534 Adolescent Communication (2 SH) Study of the history, nature, evaluation and treatment of language disorders in adolescents.

CD 535 Dysphagia (3 SH) 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.

CD 536 AAC: Multiple Disabilities (3 SH) This course addresses the communication needs of and services for persons with severe or multiple disabilities. The course addresses both assessment and intervention issues emphasizing functional communication in the individualís natural environments. Both high and low-tech augmentative and alternative communication systems are reviewed. Review of related current literature is required.

CD 538 Language & Literacy (3 SH) Capstone course in language emphasizing how language relates to literacy from birth through the academic years. Topics will include the neurobiology of language and literacy, societal contributions, typical and atypical development, as well as intervention and service delivery models.

CD 539 Audiology for the SLP (2 SH) The underlying neurological systems, behavioral manifestations, procedures for assessment, diagnosis and management of central auditory processing disorders as it relates to language, learning and academics in preschool and school age populations.

CD 540 Supervision and Professional Issues (2 SH) This capstone course is designed to explore critical contemporary professional issues in speech language pathology linking coursework and theory to practice. Various professional, legal, ethical, counseling, employment, societal, and supervisory issues will be covered.

CD 545 Public School Methods in SLP (2 SH) Examines issues critical to the practice of speech-language pathology in school settings including legislative foundations, legal and ethical considerations, strategic learning models for school-aged students, and other contemporary issues relative to public school practice.

CD 589 Continuing Enrollment (0 SH) Required enrollment for students previously enrolled in thesis or project credits who have not completed the credits by the end of the semester enrolled. Fee required.

CD 590 Seminar in Communication Disorders (1-3 SH) A special course of study related to a specific problem or unique area of concentration relative to audiology, offered to any number of qualified graduate students upon request.

CD 592 Special Topics (1-3 SH) Opportunity is provided to read literature in Speech-Language Pathology or related professional disciplines on an individual basis to meet student needs and interests.

CD 597 Independent Study (1-3 SH) Student initiated study under the direction of a faculty member.

CD 599 Thesis (1-3 SH) Individual research culminating in a thesis.

Chemistry

CHEM 500 Workshops (1-3 SH) Courses numbered as CHEM 500 may not be used to meet any requirements for the MAT: Science degree.

CHEM 510 Organic Chemistry for Teachers (3 SH) An in-depth examination of the chemical and physical properties of organic functional groups.

CHEM 520 Physical Chemistry for Teachers (3 SH) The topics covered will include thermodynamics, equilibria, kinetics, electrochemistry, solution properties, and phase equilibria. No previous knowledge of calculus is assumed.

CHEM 550 Inorganic Chemistry for Teachers (3 SH) Among topics considered are periodic law, ionic bonding, crystalline structure of ionic compounds.

CHEM 570 Frontiers in Chemistry (3 SH) Developments in chemistry, including such subjects as environmental chemistry, use of computer models, and study of chemical reaction mechanisms.

CHEM 579 Research (1-2 SH) Research related to thesis topic. Students must have approved thesis proposal on file prior to registering for this course. Course may be repeated for a total of 4 credits at the discretion of the studentís Graduate Advisory Committee.

CHEM 590 Seminars (1-3 SH) Seminars on topics as approved by the division chair.

CHEM 592 Special Topics (1-3 SH) Special Topics in chemistry.

CHEM 597 Independent Study (1-3 SH) Individual study on topics as approved by the division chair.

CHEM 599 Thesis (2 SH) Individual research culminating in a thesis.

Criminal Justice

CJ 501 Criminal Justice Research I (3 SH) Research in the social sciences applicable; preparation of research designs, conceptual models, sampling procedures.

CJ 503 Criminal Justice Research II (3 SH) Interpretation of data sets and findings; statistical tests of significance and measures of association; examinations and interpretations of computer printouts; decision making in hypothesis testing; and descriptive and inferential statistics.

CJ 505 Studies in Criminological Theory (3 SH) Designed to provide students with critical understanding in criminological theory and research from both classical and contemporary perspectives.

CJ 520 Criminal Justice Administration (3 SH) Application of leading administrative theories to problems in the criminal justice system; study of the bureaucratic nature and of the American criminal justice system as a complex organization; an historical examination of the evolution of various administrative theories in the Western world and their strengths and shortcomings.

CJ 530 Women and Crime (3 SH) Research on women and the criminal justice system is one of the most rapidly developing and controversial areas in the criminal justice field. This course focuses on two broad areas: 1) women as offenders and 2) women and victims.

CJ 540 Criminal Justice Policy Analysis (3 SH) An introduction to policy development and analysis in the field of Criminal Justice.

CJ 550 Law and Society (3 SH) This course is designed to foster students ability to understand and critique the foundations of legal theory and the development, implementation, and application of law. Students are also directed in how social science has been applied to study legal development and practice.

CJ 560 Management Issues in Criminal Justice (3 SH) Explores the general principles of management in American criminal justice; investigates various management related issues, problems, case studies and remedies sought in American criminal justice system; an historical evolution of criminal justice specific management theories.

CJ 570 Internship (6 SH) Student will complete a supervised, practical placement in a criminal justice agency. The course will have a practical and academic component. The practical component will be conducted directly with a supervisor in a criminal justice agency and the academic component is directed by the graduate coordinator.

CJ 580 Occupational/Organizational Crime (3 SH) This course is designed to expose students to the problem of occupational and organizational crime. We will explore the development of the concept of white collar crime and organizational crime. The issue of organizational/organizational crime will be examined in light of its causes and control. Case histories are used to highlight essential concepts and issues.

CJ 589, Continuing Enrollment (0 SH) Required enrollment for students previously enrolled in thesis or project credits who have not completed the credits by the end of the semester enrolled. Fee required.

CJ 590 Seminar (3 SH) A special course of study related to a specific problem or unique area of concentration relative to Criminal Justice, offered to any number of qualified students upon request.

CJ 592 Special Topics (1-3 SH) Selected special topics selected by the instructor are taught as needed.

CJ 595 Independent Research (1-24 SH) Collateral research and investigation, data analysis and interpretation, and review of salient literature for research article and paper presentation and other thesis related investigative work. (Enrollment must have Criminal Justice Department Chair approval.)

CJ 597 Independent Study (1-3 SH) Study on individual areas of interest as requested by the student. Topics must have chair approval.

CJ 598 Graduate Justice Project (3 SH) Justice related project or concept paper developed and written under the supervision of a major professor and approved by the students graduate committee. Topics may include, but are not limited to criminal justice agency focused problem or issue; examination of operational policies and procedures; staff study; or theoretical or social justice advocacy issues with implications for criminal justice.

CJ 599 Thesis (1-6 SH) Individual research culminating in a thesis.

CJ 630 Seminar Tribal Justice System (3 SH) Critical examination of the impact of western culture on tribal judicial systems. Specific issues include questions of sovereignty, jurisdiction, tribal authority over territories and membership, retention of political identities and inherent rights of selfgovernance.

CJ 635 Juvenile Justice (3 SH) Examines the policies and practices of the agencies involved in the processing of youth through the JJS. Specific attention is directed to jurisdictional issues, police practice, detention, intake, diversion, adjudication, and disposition of juveniles. Includes an examination of the historical development of the JJS and an assessment of current trends and reform proposals.

CJ 640 Criminal Justice Policy (3 SH) An examination of criminal justice policy in the US since 1950, with specific emphasis on the theoretical positions shaping policy. In addition, the course focuses on policy planning, program development, and program evaluation. Students develop a comprehensive policy planning proposal to deal with a well-defined problem in CJ.

CJ 645 Rural Justice Issues (3 SH) Analyzes the impact of socioeconomic, demographic, and cultural variations among and between rural communities in the rural criminal justice system. Specific trends, including the changing structure of families, mobility, poverty, school closing/ consolidation, declining tax-base, etc., are examined in the context of crime prevention and control.

CJ 690 Data Analysis (3 SH) Examines the logic of quantitative data analysis and its applications to the study of crime and criminal justice.