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Courses Developed for Online Delivery

The following courses have been developed for delivery online. We will not offer each course every semester.



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.

ACCT 300. Legal Environment of Business. 3 Hours.
Includes the nature and funtion 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: Sophomore, Junior or Senior status and consent of instructor required.

ACCT 321. Managerial Accounting. 3 Hours.
Emphasizes structuring and analyzing accounting data for management decisions related to manufacturing, merchandising, and service entities. Prerequisite: ACCT 201. Corequisite: BADM 301.

ACCT 360. Accounting Information Systems. 3 Hours. (Pending Development)
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: ACCT 201 and BOTE 247.


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.

Academic Skills Course

ASC 093 Intermediate Algebra 4 cr. (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.

Business Administration

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 240.

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.

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 409.

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.

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.

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.

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 and FIN 545.

BADM 598. Capstone Experience. 3 Hours.
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 paper must be prepared for a third-party client. For students in specialized cohorts, the content will vary according to the research project involved or the nature of the cohort's specialty. Taken the last semester. Prerequisites: BADM 525, 535, FIN 545, BADM 550.

Business Information Technology

BIT 123. Technology-Personal Developement. 2 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 and Presentation Software 3 cr.
Use of word processing and presentation software to create professional business documents and presentations. Prerequisite(s): 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. Prerequisite: BOTE 127 or approval waiver.

BIT 236. Business Design Tools. 3 Hours.
Hands-on computer course that surveys current software packages in the area of desktop publishing. Prerequisite: BOTE 127 of approved waiver.

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.
This course is designed to explore team creation, social environmental aspects, member roles, and virtual team management.

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.

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 multimedia. Co-requisite: BADM 301. Prerequisites: ENGL 110 or approved waiver.

BIT 342. Advanced Web Site Design. 3 Hours.
Enhancement of students' skills to plan and develop well-designed web sites that combine effective navigation with the balanced use of graphics, text, and color. Offered on campus spring; online fall and summer Prerequisites: BIT 235 and BIT 236.

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.
Designed to explore e-Business technologies, web programming languages, databases, and use input.

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.

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

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.

BIT 444. IT Security & Information Assurance. 3 Hours. (PD)
Designed to explore hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, and policies, and procedures with respect to organizational IT Security and Risk Management.

BIT 445. IT Audit Controls. 3 Hours. (PD)
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.

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.

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.

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

BIT 497. Internship. 3-9 Hour.
Internship allows the student to combine an on-the-job learning experience with related academic coursework. Prerequisite: Senior status, restricted to MIS majors.

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 556. Virtual Business. 3 Hours.
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 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. Prerequisite: BIT 564.

BIT 564. 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 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 582. 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.

Criminal Justice

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. Pre-requisite for CJ 230, 300, 340, 370, 380, and 491. Recommended for all other CJ courses.

CJ 227. Children and Youth as Crime Victims. 3 Hours.
This course will explore the recognized physical, emotional, and behavioral indicators of abuse and mistreatment of children and adolescents, and the factors and conditions which can influence their adult offenders. Potential intervention approaches will be examined regarding their suitability and desired outcomes while regarding the family relationship.

CJ 300. Policing & Police-Community Relations. 3 Hours.
An historical examination of the evolution of the role of police in Western culture; included are the philosophical, social, legal, political, educational, and religious influences on the purpose of police power of the state; examines current and future trends, research, and pratices that are developed for the policing function; discusses the social and individual effectd of police work in Western society. Prerequisite: CJ 201.

CJ 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.

CJ 330. Criminological Theory. 3 Hours.
Provides an examination of the majot criminological schools ot thought as well as the prominent theorists within each school; theories are presented that examine criminal motivation and the application of criminal law; additionally, the implicit theoretical assumptions regarding the punishment of offenders is examined. Prerequisite: CJ 120.

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. Women in the Criminal Justice System. 3 Hours.
Examines the nature and extent of female offenders, victims in the criminal justice system. The course will provide students with and understanding of the processing of women offenders through the criminal justice system. Students will also become familiar with the theoretical concepts focusing on female criminality and victimization. Prerequisite: CJ 201.

CJ 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.

CJ 401. Administration of Criminal Justice Systems. 3 Hours.
Overview of organizational theory as it applies to the administration of Criminal Justice agencies. Emphasis on criminal justice management theory and policy development. 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 120, criminal justice major, senior status and must have completed all CJ core courses.

Communication Arts

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.

Communication Disorders

CD 420. Advanced Communication Disorders. 3 Hours. (PD)
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.

Computer Science

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.

Driver Traffic Safety

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.

Early Childhood Education

ECE 313. The Emergent Reader. 2 Hours. (PD)
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.


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 282. Managing the Learning Environment. 2 Hours. (PD)
Strategies for successfully creating a positive learning environment in the classroom; strategies for dealing with the disruptive student, strategies for creating positive parental involvement in student learning.

ED 283. 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 or CD major and ED 320.

ED 502. Designing & Interpreting Ed Research/Qualitative. 2 Hours. (PD)
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. (PD)
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 523. Linguistics for ELL/Bilingual Educators. 3 Hours.
This course will provide participants with basic understanding of analytic methods of several core subfields of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, as well as an introduction to the history of English, socio-linguistics, and bilingualism. Throughout the course there will be opportunities to analyze language data and discuss various language-related issues. No previous training in linguistics is required or assumed. This course will help participants to see language as both social and cognitive phenomenon.

ED 524. Intro to Bilingual and Multilingual Education. 3 Hours.
This course is an introduction to the social and educational aspects of both bilingualism and multilingualism. It offers an overview of the broad range of sociolinguistic and political issues surrounding both bilingualism and multilingualism. The course will also examine the language mixing behavior of both bilingual and multilingual speakers, and explore the use of two or more languages in popular music, advertising, and online social spaces. It will also cover such key topics as language maintenance and shift attitudes toward bilingualism, multilingualism, bilingual identity, multilingual educational models and policies, and bilingual parenting.

ED 550. Dynamics of Managing Learning. 2 Hours. (PD)
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 mulit-disciplinary research bases in cognitive sciences and group dynamics.


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.

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 220. Introduction to Literature. 3 Hours.
Reading and discussion of literary forms such as the short story, the novel, poetry, and drama, with emphasis on common literary terminology. Does not count toward the English major/minor.

ENGL 225. Introduction to Film. 3 Hours.
Introduction to the aesthetic, technical, and social significance of selected films, with emphasis on understanding basic film vocabulary and narrative structure. Four studio hours per week.

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. (PD)
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. (PD)
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.


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. EU/C1.

HIST 103. US History to 1877. 3 Hours.
Survey of U.S. history from Colonial period to the end of Reconstruction. US/C1.

HIST 104. US History from 1877. 3 Hours.
Survey of U.S. history from the end of Reconstruction to present. US/C2.

Health Management Science

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.

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: sophomore standing or departmental approval.

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: senior standing, recommended for nursing majors & those with healthcare &/or management background.

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: Senior Standing, recommended for nursing majors & those with healthcare &/or management background.


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.


ASC 093 Intermediate Algebra 4 cr. (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.

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.

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 with a C or better, or qualifying math placement test score, or ACT math subtest score of 21or higher.

MATH 507. History Of Mathematics. 3 Hours.
Survey of the history of mathematics with emphasis on examining and solving problems that typify each historical period. While taking this course, students will (a.) become familiar with the history of mathematics, (b.) be introduced to historical figures who contributed to the development of mathematics, (c.) outline major trends, themes, and problems that impacted the development of mathematics, (d.) research the actual mathematics of different historical periods, and (e.) consider how the history of mathematics can be incorporated into the teaching of mathematics. In addition to discussions, problems, and exams, students will create projects that incorporate the history of mathematics into the high school math courses they teach.

MATH 511. Trends in Math Education. 3 Hours.
Exploration of topics and curriculum trends in secondary school mathematics.

MATH 596. Capstone Proposal. 2 Hours.
With guidance from faculty, students pursue problems in the context of their classrooms, schools, or districts which impinge on student achievement in mathematics. Students work with their faculty advisors to characterize the problems, complete reviews of relevant literature, and create action research proposals to address the problems and evaluate outcomes of the proposed interventions.


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 I. 3 Hours.
Focuses on theory of population-focused community-orientated 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. Prerequisites: NURS 383 and 363. Admission to RN to BSN.

NURS 458. Public Health Prof Nurse II. 3 Hours.
Provides opportunities for clinical application of population-focused, community-oriented nursing theory through experience in a variety of urban, rural and/or frontier community settings. Prerequisites: NURS 383,363,457 or corequisite and Admission to RN to BSN.

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.

Political Science

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: PSY 111 and ASC 93 or higher.

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 methofologies will also be discussed. Prerequisites: PSY 241 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.

PSY 338. Professional Relations & Ethics. 3 Hours. (PD)
Study of Federal Confidentiality Laws adn ND Connitment Law and process in order to protect the rights of the client. Prerequisite: PSY 111.

PSY 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.

PSY 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.

PSY 423. Introduction to Counseling. 3 Hours. (PD)
Study of the theories of counseling and application of these principles for dealing with behavioral problems in agencies, schools, or hospitals. Prerequisite: PSY 111.

Social Work

SWK 402. N.A. Children & Adolescents. 3 Hours. (PD)
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. Changing American Family. 3 Hours.
An introduction to diverse family issues and concerns in American society. The course examines the changing functions, patterns and structures of the family as a major socail institution. Topics include changing patterns of dating, mate selection, cohabitation, marriage, dual career families, adoption, divorce, and remarriage.


SPAN 101. Beginning Spanish I. 4 Hours.
For beginners or those entering with one or two years of high school Spanish. Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.

SPAN 102. Beginning Spanish II. 4 Hours.
A continuation of Beginning Spanish I. Prerequisite: SPAN 101.

Special Education

SPED 101. Introduction to IDD. 3 Hours.
A survey of the various types of developmental disabilities, the philosophy of service, team 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.
TThis course concentrates on basic medication concepts and procedures, health and wellness issues, nutrition information, oral hygiene, and issues in sexuality.

SPED 112. Health Care in Developmental Disabilities II. 2 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 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 130. Expanding Leisure Options IDD I. 1 Hour.
This course focuses on strategies for promoting relationships between people with developmental disabilities and other community members and steps to avoid relationship obstacles. It also describes recreation and leisure concepts, leisure assessments, factors of equipment selection, potential leisure education needs, obstacles to community recreation integration, leisure program planning, and guidelines for leisure program planning and implementation.

SPED 140. Human Development. 2 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 221. Promoting Personal Outcomes. 2 Hours.
This course introduces a value-based process for developing and evaluating major program goals for persons with disabilities, the relationship of assessment to goal setting, and strategies for achieving goals and objectives.

SPED 223. Dual Diagnoses: ID and Mental Health Disorders. 1 Hour.
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.

SPED 442. Methods for Low Incidence Disabilities. 3 Hours. (PD)
Students will have knowledge of theories and research that form the basis for curriculum development and instructional practice for students who have been identified as having low incidence disabilities. Students will develop and select instructional content with resources and strategies for students described as needing extensive and pervasive levels of support. Students will learn to make responsive adjustments to lesson planning and instructional pedagogy based on assessment and data-based decision making. Students will develop and implement comprehensive, annual individualized education programs in collaboration with various team members. Students will demonstrate techniques in transferring, positioning, lifting and CPI training. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.

SPED 444. Transition to Adult Life. 3 Hours. (PD)
Students will have knowledge in designing and using methods for assessing transition instruction for students of all ages with a special emphasis on students with a transition IEP (16-21). An emphasis on functional academics, vocational training, life and social skills development, recreation/leisure opportunities, and post-secondary training will be included. Students will understand their role in developing transitional individual education programs and how to work effectively with human services providers. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.

SPED 501. Intro To Graduate Studies. 3 Hours.
This core course covers the methodology and procedures of educational research. It includes an examination of the types of group and single subject research techniques most commonly used in the various academic areas, and an analysis and evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of each techniques.

SPED 502. Studies in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 2 Hours.
This course will provide an overview of autism spectrum disorders including history, diagnostic criteria, characteristics, and services.

SPED 503. Stats in Special Education. 3 Hours.
This course examines statistics, quantitative and qualitative, as a tool to understanding contemporary educational research, including probability, measures or central tendency, and sampling theory.

SPED 504. Introduction to Preschool Children with Disabilities. 3 Hours.
Students in this course receive an overview of the characteristics of young children who have or are suspected of having developmental delays. Definitional issues, legislative issues, developmental characteristics, and educational impacts are described. A variety of service delivery models are presented.

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 507. Introduction to Mild Disabilities. 3 Hours.
A survey course in the education of persons with Developmental Disabilities including conditions, legal aspects, history, parental perspectives, educational programming, service delivery systems, and current research. This course provides a comprehensive reference of developmental, clinical, educational, family and intervention issues relating to the education of children with Developmental Disabilities.

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. Intro To Disability Services. 3 Hours. (PD)
This course will provide an overview of services for children, youth and adults with disabilities. Disability law, service delivery systems, and aspects of various disabilities will be covered.

SPED 513. Deaf Studies. 3 Hours. (PD)
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 517. Methods for Mild Disabilities. 3 Hours.
Methods and materials for educational programming necessary when teaching student 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.

SPED 520. Intro To Behavior Disorders. 3 Hours.
This is a survey course designed to acquaint the students with the problems and issues surrounding services with ED. An overview of the concept of emotional and behavioral disorders, along with the characteristics of learners with BD will be presented. Classification and service delivery models will also be discussed.

SPED 524. Methods of Teaching Individuals with Behavior Disorders. 3 Hours. (PD)
This course is a study of data-based, validated techniques and methods of educational intervention for students with emotional or behavioral disorders. Includes methods for both elementary and secondary students emphasizing transitions between service settings and agencies. Prerequisite(s): SPED 520 Introduction to Behavior Disorders.

SPED 529. DD/ASD Comm. & Asst. Tech. 2 Hours.
Provides an introduction to the use of assistive technology and augmentative communication for students who have autism spectrum disorder/developmental delays. Introductory material is presented related to communication, mobility, learning, technologies, and aids for independence. Issues regarding assessment of student needs and funding assistive technologies are also covered. Prerequisite: SPED 502 or instructor's approval.

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. Theoretical Aspects of Exceptional Children. 3 Hours.
Theoretical principles of child growth and development: physiological, psychological, behavioral and cognitive growth are addressed as related to special conditions of exceptional children for structuring improvement in their performance.

SPED 542. Methods & Materials in DD/ASD. 3 Hours.
A methods course in instruction of persons with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders across the lifespan. The course emphasizes current best educational practices in curriculum development, delivery and monitoring including individualized programming planning and adaptations, specific instructional strategies, and organizing for the delivery of instruction. Prerequisite: SPED 502 or instructor's approval.

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 544. Social Skills Strategies. 2 Hours.
This course examines the critical relationship of communication and social skills across the lifespan, including understanding the characteristics of development, and strategies for assessing and improving communication and social skills in all settings.

SPED 546. Intensive Naturalistic Methods. 2 Hours.
This course is designed to address the unique needs of individuals with high functioning autism and Asperger syndrome. Effective methods for addressing these needs in natural ways throughout the lifespan will be addressed. Prerequisite: SPED 502 or instructor's approval.

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. Behavior Problems of Exceptional Children. 3 Hours. (PD)
This course discusses how principles and techniques of behavior management are related to classroom structure, development of academic and social skills.

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. (PD)
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 572. Methods Of Teaching the Learning Disabled. 3 Hours. (PD)
This course discusses techniques and methods of educational intervention for children with learning disorders that are related to appraisal, material development, individual program development and evaluation of pupil change in terms of academic and social skills development. Prerequisites: SPED 531.

SPED 583. Teaching Speech to Deaf/HH. 3 Hours.
This course presents the effective evaluation and development of speech skills of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Students are exposed to formal and informal methods of assessment, the developmental sequence of phoneme acquisition and specific strategies for facilitating speech development.

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 Aural Rehabilitation. 3 Hours.
This course provides both theoretical and practical competencies in the interpretation and application of audiologic information for communicative and educational programming and an understanding of the amplification needs of children with hearing impairment. Special emphasis is placed on selection, maintenance, use and management of amplification in the classroom.

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. 1-3 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 Hours. (PD)



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