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SCIE: Science Education

2123. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1) (F,S)
For prospective teachers. Minimum of 16 hours of directed observations and planned participation in appropriate school environments and 8 hours of seminar class instruction in the teaching area. Introduction to teaching of science.
3100. Creativity and Inventiveness in Science (3) (S)
Theories of creativity. Creation and/or invention of product or project unique to student’s academic major. Development and practice of creative abilities.
3216. Teaching Science in the Elementary School (3) (F,S,SS)
Issues and concerns in elementary science education. Planning and teaching in field-based setting.
3270. Physical Science for Grades K-6 (3)
Physical science content, investigations, conceptual development and reasoning appropriate for K-6 level students.
3280. Life and Environmental Science Grades K-6 (3)
Life and environmental science content, investigations, conceptual development and reasoning appropriate for K-6 level students.
3290. Earth Systems Science Grades K-6 (3)
Earth systems science content, investigations, conceptual development and reasoning appropriate for K-6 level students.
3323. Introduction to Teaching in the High School Science Classroom (3) (S)
P: SCIE 2123. Practicum addressing local, state, and national standards applicable for science teachers. Focus on lesson planning and classroom challenges.
3336. Science and Methods in Informal Settings and Field Experience (3)
P: SCIE 3216, 3270, 3280, 3290; or consent of instructor. Planning and teaching science in informal settings.
3350, 3351. Descriptive Astronomy (4,0) (F)
3 hours lecture and 1 hour lab per week. Introductory astronomy for prospective teachers, liberal arts majors, and others.
3360, 3361. Physical Meteorology (4,0) (S)
Two 2-hour lectures/labs per week. P: CHEM 1150; MATH 1085; PHYS 1250, 1260. Principles and concepts for understanding atmosphere and various meteorological phenomena taking place in it. Phenomena explained using basic principles of radiation, thermodynamics, statics, and buoyancy.
3602. Investigations in Physical and Earth Science (4) (F,S,SS)
Two 2-hour lectures/labs per week. Series of selected topics and investigations in physical and earth sciences. Science concepts treated in depth. Emphasis on role of investigative approach.
3604. Investigations in Life and Environmental Science (4) (F,S,SS)
Two 2-hour lectures/labs per week. Development of skills in utilizing living organisms and school yard environment to provide learning experiences for children.
4000. Biological Science Practicum for Secondary Teachers (1)
One 2-hour lab per week. P: Minimum of 16 s.h. of biology, earth science, or physical science. Aids in-service and prospective science teachers.
4010. Earth Science Practicum for Secondary Teachers (1)
One 2-hour lab per week. P: Minimum of 16 s.h. of biology, earth science, or physical science. Aids in-service and prospective science teachers.
4020. Physical Science Practicum for Secondary Teachers (1)
One 2-hour lab per week. P: Minimum of 16 s.h. of biology, earth science, or physical science. Aids in-service and prospective science teachers.
4030. Technology in Science Teaching (3) (F)
P: Admission to upper division; SCIE 3323. Experience using digital technology to conduct scientific inquiry in a science classroom.
4319. Teaching Science in the Middle Grades (3)
10 to 12 hours of field experience per week. P: Admission to upper division; EDUC 3200; MIDG 3010, 3022; SCIE 3602, 3604; or consent of instructor; C: MIDG 4001, 4010; ENED or HIED or MATE or MIDG 4319. Methods and techniques of teaching biological, physical, and earth sciences.
4323. The Teaching of Science in High School (3) (WI) (F)
P: Admission to upper division. Methods and techniques of teaching biological, physical, and earth sciences.
4324. Internship in Science Education (10) (S)
Full-time, semester-long internship. P: Admission to upper division; SCIE 4323; C: SCIE 4325. Internship under direction of master teacher and university supervisor in assigned school.
4325. Internship Seminar: Issues in Science Education (1) (S)
P: Admission to upper division; C: SCIE 4324. Reflective study of issues and concerns encountered in internship experience.
5000. Contemporary Approaches to Teaching Biological Science (3)
P: BIOL 1100, 1101, 1200, 1201; or equivalent; minimum of 16 s.h. in BIOL. Effective teaching in biology using current curricula materials. Emphasis on investigative nature of biology.
5010. Applications of Microcomputers in Teaching Physical Science (3)
2 1-hour lectures and 1 2-hour lab per week. Use of microcomputer to assist in teaching physical science. Topics include operation of microcomputer, review and evaluation of available software, and computer techniques to illustrate physical science concepts.
5020. Applications of Microcomputers in Teaching Biological Science (3)
Use of microcomputer to assist in teaching biological science. Topics include operation of microcomputer, review and evaluation of available software, and computer techniques to illustrate biological concepts.
5990. Apprenticeship Science (3)
Direct supervision in lab procedures by members of science staff.
SCIE Banked Courses
1270. Physical Science for Elementary Education Majors (3)
1271. Physical Science for Elementary Education Majors Laboratory (1)
1280. Life and Environmental Science for Elementary Education Majors (3)
1281. Life and Environmental Science for Elementary Education Majors Laboratory (1)
2110, 2111. Elements of Photography (2,0)
3010, 3011. Nature Photography (3,0)
3110, 3111. Scientific Photography (3,0)

SECS: Security Studies

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1000. Introduction to Security Studies (3) (F) (FC:SO)
Basic concepts and principles of security planning and program implementation across multiple academic disciplines with application at local, state, and federal levels of government as well as private and non-profit sectors.
4000. Senior Seminar in Security Studies (3) (S)
P: SECS 1000 and consent of instructor. Practical application and exercises in security studies, to include threat-based scenarios, consequence management, and disaster assistance planning.

SOCI: Sociology

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1010. Race, Gender, Class (3) (FC:SO)
Introduction to the ways in which race, gender, and social class interact to influence life chances, social institutions, and social policy.
1025. Courtship and Marriage (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
Designed for freshmen. Critical thinking and empirical knowledge relative to affectional involvement.
2110. Introduction to Sociology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
Nature, concepts, and principles of sociology. Society, culture, socialization, groups, institutions and organizations, class system, social change, and social processes.
2111. Modern Social Problems (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Nature, extent, causes and consequences of social problems in America today. Methods of limiting and solving these problems.
3000, 3001. Sociology Topics
Three classroom and/or lab hours per week. May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. P: SOCI 2110; 6 s.h. of SOCI above 1999. Specialized topics and current developments.
3025. Sociology of Mass Media (3) (FC: SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Major perspectives in sociology are used to study the role of mass media in society.
3100. Sociology of Aging (3) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Effects of social forces on aging and age-related issues.
3213. Methods of Research (3)
P: SOCI 2110 or consent of instructor. Research methods and techniques employed in sociology and behavioral sciences.
3215. Introduction to Qualitative Sociology (3)
P: SOCI 2110 or consent of instructor. Qualitative approaches used in sociology for data collection and analysis.
3216. Introduction to Social Statistics (3) (F,S)
P: SOCI 3213. Skills necessary to evaluate and interpret quantitative analyses frequently found in technical sociological reports.
3219. Sociology of Immigration (3) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Current state of sociological knowledge and research on immigration as a social phenomenon. Attention given to trends in immigration and its impact on society.
3220. Sociology of Deviant Behavior (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Extent and nature of deviance. Traditional problems such as mental illness, suicide, and crime as well as less commonly considered organizational and occupational deviance.
3222. Rural Sociology (3) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. American rural tradition and forces that modified it. Recent changes in agriculture and rural way of life. Rural problems and planning in changing society.
3225. Urban Sociology (3) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Urbanism as a way of life. Organization, functions, and problems of urban communities.
3234. The Individual in Society (3) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Symbolic interactionist theories of social interaction, socialization, and social control traced from Charles H. Cooley and George H. Mead to recent theorists.
3235. Population Trends and Problems (3) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Population theory, composition, dynamics, and mobility of populations and problems involved in population trends.
3280. Industrial Sociology (3)
P: SOCI 2110. Application of sociological concepts in understanding the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services in modern and developing societies.
3289. Community Organization (3) (S) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Theoretical perspectives and social organization in communities of varying complexity. Theory and practices relative to problems of American communities.
3325. Sociology of Human Sexuality (3) (F) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110 or consent of instructor. Human sexuality as part of social behavior and social interaction. Emphasis on sexuality as learned via social scripting.
3327. Introductory Medical Sociology (3) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110 or consent of instructor. Social aspects of health and health-related behavior.
3385. History of Sociology (3) (WI)
P: SOCI 2110. Schools of sociological thought and development of scientific sociology from Comte to present.
3400. Introduction to Gender and Society (3) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Various expressions of masculinity and femininity and analysis of structure of gender inequality. Attention given to intersection of gender, race, and social class.
3410. Introduction to Maritime Sociology (3) (FC:SO)
P: ANTH 1000 or SOCI 2110. People in marine environment. Emphasis on interrelationship of social, economic, and technological systems.
3500. Economy and Society (3) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Current state of sociological knowledge and research on economy as a social institution.
3600. Power and Politics in Society (3) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Political sociology analyzing relationship of state and society. Sociological perspectives on power, politics, and the state are considered by analyzing contemporary social issues, conflicts, and political alignments.
4000, 4001. Selected Topics in Sociology (3)
3 classroom and/or lab hours per week. May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. P: SOCI 2110; 6 s.h. of SOCI above 1999. Specialized topics and current developments.
4200. Advanced Techniques in Quantitative Sociology (3)
2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: MIS 2223; SOCI 3213. Techniques of statistical analysis in applied sociology. How to select statistical methods, carry them out, and present results in technical reports. Emphasis on computer exercises using contemporary statistical software.
4201. Advanced Techniques in Applied Research (3)
P: SOCI 3216. Major techniques in applied research (e.g., needs assessment, process and outcome assessment, organizational analysis, client and consumer surveys, cost-benefit analysis, key informant surveys, and focus groups). Effective techniques for presenting applied research results.
4202. Special Topics in Applied Social Research (3)
P: Statistics or research design course; SOCI 2110. Topics vary based on current faculty applied research.
4300. Sociology of Emotion (3) (FC: SO)
P: SOCI 2110; or consent of instructor. Analysis of the social origins, expression, and consequences of emotion.
4320. Sociology of Law (3) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Legal system from social perspective. Emphasis on history of legal and punishment systems and their organization, socialization of participants, and alternatives to traditional organization.
4322. Law and Social Change (3) (F03) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Relationship between law and social change. In-depth analysis of social conditions leading to, and societal consequences of, such legal decisions as related to desegregation, age discrimination, abortion, euthanasia, and school prayer.
4325. Marriage and the Family (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Family cycle, roles, and status of members in their relationships. Family and social class. Nature, causes, and consequences of family problems and methods of adjustment.
4330. Criminology (3) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Nature, extent, causes, and methods of treatment and prevention of crime and delinquency.
4337. Principles of Sociology (3) (S) (FC:SO)
May not count toward SOCI major. Intensive study of basic sociological concepts and their applications to understanding modern society.
4341. Sociology of Religion (3) (S) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Mutual effects of religion and society on each other in ongoing social system. Focus on founded religions in literate societies.
4345. Racial and Cultural Minorities (3) (S) (FC:SO)
P: ANTH 1000 or SOCI 2110. Origin and present status of American minorities, sources and consequences of prejudice and discrimination, and goals and strategies of change in race and ethnic relations.
4347. Social Inequality (3) (F) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Stratification systems of various societies. Emphasis on concepts and theories relative to American communities.
4350. Social Change (3) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Theoretical perspectives and cross-cultural analyses of social change in developed and developing societies and resulting consequences.
4385. Theoretical Perspectives and Applications (3) (WI)
P: SOCI 2110. History and nature of sociological theory reviewed and applied to selected social problems and social issues.
4400. Sociological Perspectives of Sport (F) (FC: SO)
P: SOCI 2110; or consent of instructor. Sociological investigation of sport through the lenses of classical, modern, and postmodern sociological theories, including issues of power, privilege, and social difference as they are manifested in sport and sports participation.
4500. Work and Organizations (3) (S) (FC:SO)
P: SOCI 2110. Contemporary problems in work and organizational settings examined from sociological perspective.
4521, 4522, 4523. Readings in Sociology (1,2,3) (F,S,SS)
May be repeated for maximum of 9 s.h. May count maximum of 9 s.h. of readings in SOCI and from practicum in SOCI (SOCI 4950, 4951, 4952) toward the BA in SOCI major or minor. P: Consent of instructor and dept chair. Extensive or selected readings taken from modern sociological research monographs or in specialized areas of sociology in which student has taken one or more courses.
4550, 4551. Honors (3,3) (F,S)
To be taken in succession. No grade or credit recorded until second course is completed. P: Senior SOCI major; admission to Sociology Honors Program. Reading, research, or service program resulting in writing of honors paper.
4800. Senior Seminar (3) (WI) (F,S)
P: SOCI major; SOCI 3216; 3385 or 4385. Integration of sociological knowledge and analysis of meaning of current sociological issues to develop sociological perspectives and better understand career choices.
4950, 4951, 4952. Practicum in Sociology (3,3,3)
140 work and academic hours per semester for 3 s.h. credit. Practicum must be arranged at least 30 days before term begins. May be taken concurrently for a maximum of 9 s.h. P: SOCI major; 27 s.h. in SOCI with a minimum grade of C in each course; consent of dept chair, practicum coordinator, and faculty member who will supervise the practicum. Supervised internship in area of applied sociology. Practical experience in research or agency work. Parallel readings and study. Emphasis on guided application of concepts and principles from related courses and structured readings to applied situations.
5100. Seminar in Social Inequality and Diversity (3)
P for undergraduates: SOCI 2110 and consent of instructor; P for graduate students: Graduate standing in SOCI or consent of instructor. Critical examination of theory and research on stratification. Consequences for industrial and non-industrial societies. Emphasis on method and design for analysis.
5200. Seminar in the Sociology of Health (3)
P: SOCI 2110 or consent of instructor. Individual as health care consumer. Social factors affecting distribution of disease in population, socio-political structure of health care services in US, and health care system from perspective of various health care providers.
5300. Seminar in Juvenile Delinquency (3)
P: SOCI 2110 or consent of instructor. Juvenile delinquency as a socio-legal phenomenon. Special attention to theoretical and methodological issues in study of delinquency, consequences of and societal responses to delinquency, and prediction and intervention techniques.
5318. Social Aspects of Death and Dying (3)
P: SOCI 2110 or consent of instructor. Sociological perspective. Focus on organizational aspects of death and dying as process and status.
5335. Sociology of Marriage Problems (3)
For students planning to work in marriage counseling. P: SOCI 2110; consent of instructor. Advanced study of nature, causes, consequences, and treatment of marriage problems. Supervised individual experience in sociological and counseling techniques.
5400. Seminar in Gender Roles (3)
P for undergraduates: SOCI 2110 and consent of instructor; P for graduate students: SOCI 2110 or graduate standing or consent of instructor. Origins of gender roles and gender stratification. Personal, interpersonal, and social consequences of gender. Alternatives to traditional gender relations.
5500. Seminar in Population (3)
P for undergraduates: SOCI 2110 and consent of instructor; P for graduate students: SOCI 3222 or 3225 or 3235 or consent of instructor. Intensive study of substantive theory, methods of population analysis, and select problems of population dynamics, communities, and regions.
5600. Seminar in Aging (3)
P: SOCI 2110 or consent of instructor. Places experience of aging in a social context. Begins with examination of aging from demographic and entitlement perspectives and concludes with application of sociological theory to changing self definition accompanying age-related functional decline.
5700. Seminar in Social Interaction (3)
P for undergraduates: SOCI 2110 and consent of instructor; P for graduate students: SOCI 2110 or graduate standing. Empirical research on interaction in small groups and relations between group structure and personality. Emphasis on micro-sociological research methods and results.
5800. Seminar in the Family (3)
P for undergraduates: SOCI 2110 and consent of instructor; P for graduate students: SOCI 2110 or graduate standing or consent of instructor. Sociological theories, methods, and applications involving family and social policies. Emphasis on comparative and social historical perspectives for understanding family in social context and change.
SOCI Banked Courses
2125. The Sociology of Parenthood (3)
3214. Introduction to Quantitative Sociology (0)
3285. Social Thought Before Comte (3)
3429. Sociology of Formal Organizations (3)
4960. Practicum Seminar (3)
5311. Contemporary Social Problems (3)

SOCW: Social Work

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1010. Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work (3)
Historical and philosophical overview of development of social work profession and social welfare institutions.
2010. Introduction to Social Work Practice with Special Populations (3)
Dynamics of human diversity as it affects, informs, and shapes social work practice and fosters an awareness and appreciation for diverse and special populations.
2400. Introduction to Gerontology (3) (FC:SO) Same as CDFR 2400; GERO 2400
May count toward foundations curriculum social sciences requirement and the SOCI major or minor. Current theory and research in gerontology from an interdisciplinary perspective.
3101. Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (3)
P for SOCW majors: SOCW 2010; P for others: Consent of instructor or program coordinator; C for SOCW major: SOCW 3201 and SOCW 3301. Concepts, theories, and frameworks which guide understanding of human behavior in various social environments.
3201. Social Work Practice I (3)
P: SOCW major. Preparation for generalist practice in social work. Emphasis on generalist problem-solving process and development of interviewing and intervention skills with individuals.
3202. Social Work Practice II (3)
P: SOCW 3201; C: SOCW 3302, 3401. Continuation of preparation for generalist social work practice and problem-solving process. Emphasis on intervention with small groups and families. Introduces case management skills.
3301. Social Work Policy I (3)
P: SOCW 2010 or consent of instructor or program coordinator; C: SOCW 3101 and 3201. Social welfare as social system. Social welfare concepts, policy, and organization. Emphasis on programming in relation to social needs, social problems, and social goals.
3305. Social Work Policy II (3) (WI) Formerly SOCW 4303
P: SOCW major or consent of program coordinator; C: SOCW 3202, 3401. Study of social welfare policy making process and analysis.
3401. Social Work Research and Statistics (3) (WI)
2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: SOCW major or consent of program coordinator; C: SOCW 3202, 3302. Research methods and statistics used by social workers as part of social work practice. Knowledge and skills necessary for critical review of research of others and basic statistical analysis.
4102. Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (3)
May receive credit for one of SOCW 4102, 5001. P: SOCW 3101; C: SOCW 4203 and 4303. Advanced theoretical knowledge for generalist social work practice. Sensitivity to human diversity and need for self awareness in selection and application of theory in practice.
4203. Social Work Practice III (3)
P: SOCW 3202; C: SOCW 4102 and 4303. Advanced use of problem-solving process for generalist social work practice. Knowledge and skills used in organizational, agency, and community interventions.
4305. Social Work Policy III (3) Formerly SOCW 3302
P: SOCW 3301, 3305; C: SOCW 4102 and 4203. Legislation and court decisions for social and economic justice, including client rights and the well-being of social work constituency groups.
4401, 4402, 4403, 4404, 4405, 4406. Independent Study (1,2,3,4,5,6)
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 s.h. Faculty conferences arranged by student-faculty contracts for course of study approved by program coordinator. Selected readings, research, or studies related to social work/social welfare.
4501. Crisis Intervention (3)
Recognition and appropriate intervention in crisis situation.
4503. Social Work Services in Schools (3)
P: SOCW major or consent of program chair. Introduction and orientation to social work practice in school settings.
4504. Ethics in Human Services (3)
Ethical and legal standards as related to practice, training, supervision, and consultation.
4505. Community Services for Children (3)
Emphasis on characteristics of families and children who may need help, adequacies and inadequacies of community resources are explored.
4506. Theory and Practice in Child Welfare (3)
Emphasis on knowledge and skills as related to practice in the field of child welfare services.
4507. Intimate Partner Violence from a Social Work Perspective (3)
Examination of prevalence, theories, and practices in the field of Intimate Partner Violence.
4510. Selected Topics in Human Behavior and the Social Environment (2 or 3)
May be repeated for credit with change of topic. New or advanced topics in field.
4520. Selected Topics in Social Work Practice (2 or 3)
May be repeated for credit with change of topic. New or advanced topics in field.
4530. Selected Topics in Social Work Policy (2 or 3)
May be repeated for credit with change of topic. P: SOCW major or consent of program coordinator. New or advanced topics in field.
4540. Selected Topics in Social Work Research (2 or 3)
May be repeated for credit with change of topic. P: SOCW major or consent of program coordinator. New or advanced topics in field.
4990. Field Education and Seminar (12) (WI) (F,S)
3 seminar hours per week; 4 days directed field education per week. Applications for admission to this course must be received 2 semesters in advance of placement. P: SOCW major with minimum 2.5 GPA and approval of field education office; completion of all required SOCW courses. Culmination of student’s undergraduate preparation for professional practice. Placement in approved agency provides supervised educational experience. Weekly seminar integrates theory and practice.
5001. Human Behavior and Social Environment for the Human Service Professions (3)
May receive credit for one of SOCW 4102, 5001. P: Consent of MSW Coordinator; graduate standing. Development of social systems concept of bio-psycho-social elements of man’s being. Emphasis on deeper self-awareness of one’s own behavior, attitudes, beliefs, and values as related to professional practice.
5007. Women as Clients (3)
Issues and corrective measures to counteract gender bias in delivery of human services. Strengths and vulnerabilities of women as clients.
5008. Supervision in Social Welfare Agencies (3)
P: Consent of MSW Coordinator. Role of supervision in social welfare system and functions it performs. Process of supervising and problems and issues concerning supervisor. Emphasis on supervision of social work and criminal justice students who are in field placement, beginning supervisors, and supervisors of beginning workers.
5400. Seminar in Aging Studies (3) Same as CDFR 5400; GERO 5400
Entry point for graduate certificate in gerontology; exit course for undergraduate minor in gerontology. P: Consent of instructor. Topics include historical perspective on aging issues, normal aging and pathology, aging program administration, aging policy development, research in gerontology, rural aging, and aging and ethnicity.
5900. Foundations of Social Work and Social Welfare (3)
P: Graduate standing SOCW. Introduces social work profession, and social welfare, policy, and services.
5903. Readings in Aging Studies (3) Same as CDFR 5903; GERO 5903
May count maximum of 3 s.h. toward baccalaureate minor in gerontology or graduate certificate in gerontology. P: Consent of instructor and coordinator of instructor’s home unit. Selected from monographs or journals. Focus on specialized areas in which student has taken one or more courses in either baccalaureate gerontology minor or graduate gerontology certificate.
5910. Foundation Skills in Social Work Practice (3)
P: Graduate standing in SOCW. Basic practice skills. Foundation for internship preparation.
5940. Research Methodology for Social Workers (3)
P: Graduate standing or consent of MSW Coordinator. Evaluation of published social work research. Interpretation of research articles which employ common statistical measures and identify basic limitations of research methodology. Research methods used by social workers in practice. Defines research and the ethical issues in conducting research.

SPAN: Spanish

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1001. Spanish Level I (3)
P: Appropriate score on Spanish placement test. Lab work. Recommended early in college career for BA students and potential SPAN majors and minors. First of four-course sequence. Focus on basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Emphasis on life and culture of Spanish-speaking world.
1002. Spanish Level II (3)
Lab work. Recommended early in college career for BA student and potential SPAN majors and minors. P: SPAN 1001 or equivalent or placement by Spanish placement test. Second of four-course sequence. Increased exposure to and command over basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Fosters understanding of Hispanic cultures.
1003. Spanish Level III (3)
Lab work. Recommended early in college career for BA students and potential SPAN majors and minors. P: SPAN 1002 or equivalent or placement by Spanish placement test. Third of four-course sequence. Further refinement of command over basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Fosters understanding of Hispanic cultures.
1004. Spanish Level IV (3)
Recommended early in college career for BA students, and potential SPAN majors and minors. P: SPAN 1003 or equivalent or placement by Spanish placement test. Fourth of four-course sequence. Further refinement of command over basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Readings further acquaint student with life, literature, and cultures of Hispanic world.
1220. Conversational Spanish Practiced in a Spanish-Speaking Country (3)
P: Consent of dept chair. Practice in formal classroom situation and in Spanish-speaking country. Exception to classroom requirement would be Spanish language program approved by dept chair.
1440. Spanish Culture Experienced in a Spanish-Speaking Country (2)
3 months’ residence in Spanish-speaking country. Culture (social customs, the fine arts, architecture, historical and political influences) of Spanish-speaking country experienced in the country.
2110. Cultural Readings in Spanish (3)
P: SPAN 1004 or consent of dept chair. Further development of language proficiency and cultural appreciation through study of selected works of literature (including children’s literature), film, and fine arts.
2117. Spanish for Professions (3)
P: SPAN 1004 or consent of dept chair. Introduces vocabulary and cultural concepts necessary to communicate and function effectively in Spanish-speaking professional world. Fields may include but are not limited to business, criminal justice, health sciences, and social sciences.
2222. Intermediate Spanish Conversation (3)
For students with limited experience in Spanish-speaking environments. P: Minimum grade of B in SPAN 1004 or consent of dept chair; RC: SPAN 2330. Develop oral communication skills. Emphasis on use of language in everyday situations, vocabulary growth, listening comprehension, and correctness in grammar.
2330. Intermediate Spanish Composition and Review of Grammar (3)
P: Minimum grade of B in SPAN 1004 or consent of dept chair; RC: SPAN 2222. Intensive practice in task-oriented compositions and comprehensive review of grammatical forms and usage. Emphasis on vocabulary development.
2440. Spanish Culture and Civilization (3) (WI*)
P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of dept chair. Readings, films, and discussion about artistic, political, historical, and social development of Spain and its geography and regional diversity.
2441. Latin-American Culture and Civilization (3)
P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of dept chair. Overview and contrastive study of geography, history, social and political structures, currents of thought, and artistic expressions of Latin America which contribute to contemporary life.
2550. Approaches to the Study of Hispanic Literature (3) (FC:HU)
P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of dept chair. Interpretation of Spanish literature. Relevant terminology and its application to representative Spanish and Spanish- American prose, poetry, and drama.
2611. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1)
For prospective teachers. Minimum of 16 hours of directed observations and planned participation in appropriate school environments and 8 hours of seminar class instruction in the teaching area. May not count toward BA major or minor. Introduction to teaching Spanish.
2700. Special Topics in Hispanic Studies (3)
May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. with change of topic. P: SPAN 1004 or consent of dept chair. Selected topics relating to language, literature, culture, or civilization of Spain or Latin America.
3220. Advanced Oral Communication Through Multimedia (3)
P: SPAN 2222 or consent of dept chair. Advanced practice in spoken Spanish. Emphasis on topics of current interest. Use of material available through newspapers, magazines, films, radio and television broadcasts, software, and the world wide web.
3225. Spanish Phonetics (3)
Lab work. P: SPAN 2222, 2330; or consent of dept chair. Physiology of phonetics applied to Spanish language. Sound system of Spanish contrasted with English. Introduction to various dialects. Emphasis on improving pronunciation. Phonetic transcription.
3330. Advanced Composition (3) (WI)
P: SPAN 2222 or 3220; SPAN 2330. Refinement of Spanish writing skills through exercises which enhance control of grammar, expand vocabulary, and promote greater awareness of rhetoric, critical reading, and revising.
3335. Structure of the Spanish Language (3)
P: SPAN 3330 or consent of dept chair. Contemporary linguistic theory and its practical application to teaching of syntactic and semantic components of Spanish. Contrasts structures of Spanish and English.
3340. Introduction to Translation (3)
P: SPAN 3330 or consent of dept chair; RC: SPAN 3335. History, theory, and techniques of translation. Intense practice in Spanish-English and English-Spanish translations. Short prose texts from areas of general knowledge, such as those dealing with cultural information and current events.
3700. Special Topics in Hispanic Studies (3)
May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. with change of topic. P: SPAN 2222 or 3220; SPAN 2330; or consent of dept chair. Selected topics relating to language, literature, culture, or civilization of Spain or Latin America.
4340. Intermediate Translation (3)
P: SPAN 3335, 3340; or consent of dept chair. Further practice in Spanish-English and English-Spanish translation. Longer texts from areas of general knowledge. Introduction to translation of specialized material (such as business, medical and legal documents, and literary texts). Study of related lexical and stylistic.
4555. Medieval Spain (900-1499) (3) (WI)
P: SPAN 2440, 2550; or consent of dept chair. Selected texts of Medieval Spain from primitive lyric to La Celestina examined against background of cultural, social, and historical transformations of Spanish Middle Ages.
4556. Renaissance and Baroque Spain (1500-1681) (3)
P: SPAN 2440, 2550; or consent of dept chair. Reading and discussion of representative works from drama, poetry, and prose of great literary figures of Renaissance and Golden Age (such as Garcilaso de la Vega, the Mystics, Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Calderon de la Barca, Gongora). Cultural, social, and political factors that influenced their development.
4557. Spain from Neo-Classicism to Realism (1681-1898) (3)
P: SPAN 2440, 2550; or consent of dept chair. Selected texts from Spain from Neoclassic Period to end of nineteenth century. Emphasis on social, political, and cultural context.
4558. Contemporary Spain (1898-Present) (3)
P: SPAN 2440, 2550; or consent of dept chair. Selected texts of contemporary Spain analyzed in social, political, and cultural contexts of monarch, republic, dictatorship, and democracy.
4560. Major Latin-American Authors (3)
P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair. Evolution of Latin-American literature from period of discovery to present. Readings and discussion of representative writers, movements, and genres within context of political, social, historical, and artistic realities.
4561. Latin-American Texts of the Pre-Columbian and Colonial Periods (3)
P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair; RP: SPAN 4560. Development of Latin-American literature and culture through analysis of representative texts from late Pre-Columbian times through Colonial Period.
4562. Latin-American Texts of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (3)
P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair; RP: SPAN 4560. Representative literary works and reappraisal of critical problems and themes within aesthetic framework of movements of Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, and the Avantgarde, and within political, social, and economic realities of period from Independence to early twentieth century.
4563. Latin-American Texts: The Boom and Beyond (3)
P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair; RP: SPAN 4560. Major Latin-American writers from mid-twentieth century to present.
4611. Teaching Second Languages in Grades K-12 (5)
5 lectures per week and approximately 60 hours of field experience per semester. May not be used to fulfill requirements for BA major or minor. P: Admission to upper division; 18 s.h. of SPAN above 1004 or consent of dept chair. Modern methodologies, techniques and strategies, instructional resources, and evaluation procedures.
4700. Special Topics in Hispanic Studies (3)
May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. with change of topic. P: Consent of dept chair. Selected topics relating to language, literature, culture, or civilization of Spain or Latin America.
4880. Internship in Spanish (10)
Full-time, semester-long internship. P: Admission to upper division; SPAN 2110, 2440, 2441, 3225, 3330; 15 s.h. in SPAN above 2999, including 9 s.h. in SPAN 4555, 4556, 4557, 4558, 4560, 4561, 4562, 4563, with a minimum of 3 s.h. in SPAN 4555, 4556, 4557, 4558 and 3 s.h. in SPAN 4560, 4561, 4562, 4563. Observation and supervised internship in an assigned Spanish K-12 public school classroom.
4881. Internship Seminar: Issues in Spanish Teaching (1)
P: Admission to upper division; C: SPAN 4880. Individualized study of problems or issues related to teaching Spanish.
4882, 4883, 4884. Internship for Professions (1,1,1) (F,S,SS)
Supervised internship in appropriate professional setting during junior or senior year of the Hispanic studies degree program. P: Consent of dept chair. Fields may include but are not limited to business, criminal justice, health sciences, and social sciences.
4950, 4951, 4952, 4953, 4954. Directed Readings in Spanish (1 each)
P: Consent of dept chair. In-depth exploration of selected topics relating to language, literature, culture, or civilization of Spain or Latin America.
4990. Honors (3)
P: Minimum 3.5 GPA in SPAN. Independent study of selected aspect of Spanish culture under direction of faculty member in student’s major area of interest.
5340. Advanced Translation I (3)
P: SPAN 4340. Practice of translation skills with greater variety of style and subject matter.
5440. Contemporary Issues of the Hispanic World (3)
May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. with change of topic. P: Consent of dept chair. Selected events, artistic trends, and currents of thought that significantly contribute to life in contemporary Hispanic societies.
5445. Hispanic Cinema (3)
May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. with change of topic. P: Consent of dept chair. Films as cultural product reflecting social, political, and economic realities. Power to represent, inform, and create. Viewed and discussed by representative directors.
5550. Hispanic Women Writers (3)
May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. with change of topic. May not be repeated for credit by students in WOST program. P: Consent of dept chair. In-depth study and discussion of representative writings by women in Hispanic countries from variety of genres. Emphasis on relationships between society and origin, content, and form of texts.
5700. Special Topics in Hispanic Studies (3)
May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. with change of topic. P: Consent of dept chair. Topics relating to language, literature, culture, or civilization of Spain or Latin America.
5940. Advanced Translation II (3)
Candidates who successfully complete this course may be allowed to take qualifying exams for award of the Certificate in Spanish Translation. P: SPAN 5340. Continuation of skills practiced in SPAN 4340, 5340 at advanced level. Translation of written texts in variety of styles and different topics, from Spanish into English and vice versa.
SPAN Banked Courses
1060. Spanish for Reading Knowledge (0)
3005. Spanish Business Communication (3)
3006. Spanish for International Business (3)
3290. Spanish Poetry (3)
4319. Teaching Foreign Languages in the Middle Grades (3)
4350. The Spanish Novel (3)
4360. Spanish Theatre (3)
4385. History of the Spanish Language (3)

SPED: Special Education

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2000. Introduction to Exceptional Children (2) (F,S,SS)
Incidence, causes, education, and rehabilitation of exceptional children.
2100. Introduction to Students with Disabilities in the General Curriculum (3) (F)
P: SPED 2000 C: SPED 2109. Comprehensive survey of students with disabilities receiving services in the general curriculum. Emphasis on child development characteristics, historical aspects, etiology, identification, theoretical explanations and models, Individualized Education Program development and placement alternatives.
2109. Introductory Practicum with Students with Disabilities in the General Curriculum (1) (F)
P: SPED 2000; C: SPED 2100. Practicum experience in structured and guided observation of students with disabilities in the general curriculum.
2123. Early Experiences for Prospective Teachers (1) (F,S)
For prospective teachers. Minimum of 16 hours of directed observations and planned participation in appropriate school environments and 8 hours of seminar class instruction in the teaching area.
2200. Introduction to Students with Disabilities in the Adapted Curriculum (3) (F)
P: SPED 2000; C: SPED 2209. Comprehensive survey of students with disabilities receiving services in the adapted curriculum. Emphasis on child development characteristics, historical aspects, etiology, identification, theoretical explanations and models, Individualized Education Program development and placement alternatives.
2209. Introductory Practicum with Students with Disabilities in the Adapted Curriculum (1) (F)
P: SPED 2000; C: SPED 2200. Practicum experience in structured and guided observation of students with disabilities in the adapted curriculum.
3001. Assessing Students with Disabilities (3) (S)
P: SPED 2100, 2109; or SPED 2200, 2209. Comprehensive and socially responsible approaches to formal and informal assessment of students with disabilities receiving special education services.
3004. Managing the Learning Environment (3) (F)
P: SPED 2000, 2100, 2109; or 2200, 2209; C: SPED 3005. Methods and strategies for establishing a positive, strength-based classroom environment that incorporates developmental understanding of behavior, effective teaching structures, and social emotional learning.
3005. Instructional Programming in Special Education (3) (F)
P: SPED 2100, 2109; or SPED 2200, 2209; C: SPED 3004. Fundamentals of effective teaching of learners who have disabilities. Emphasis on long and short term instructional planning for students with special needs, individual and team planning considerations, and program evaluation.
3006. Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Students with Disabilities (3) (S)
P: SPED 2000, 2200, 2209; C: SPED 3001. Methods and strategies for identifying and providing augmentative and alternative communication strategies for students with communication disabilities in the educational setting. Areas of focus include trans-disciplinary planning, assessment, and interventions.
3007. Managing the Physical Needs of Learners with Disabilities (2) (F)
P: SPED 2200, 2209. Assessment techniques and procedures in the classroom setting to manage the physical needs of learners who have motor challenges and / or complex medical conditions.
3100. Instructional Methods for Students with Disabilities in the General Curriculum (4) (WI) (S)
P: Admission to upper division; SPED 3001, 3004, 3005; C: SPED 3109. Methods and strategies for the design and delivery of instructional programs for students with disabilities in the general curriculum.
3109. Instructional Practicum for Exceptional Children in the General Curriculum (2) (S)
P: Admission to upper division; SPED 3001, 3004, 3005; C: SPED 3100. Supervised instruction of exceptional children in the general curriculum in individual, small group, and large group arrangements.
3200. Instructional Methods for Students with Disabilities in the Adapted Curriculum (4) (WI) (S)
P: Admission to upper division; SPED 3004, 3005; C: SPED 3209. Methods and strategies for the design and delivery of instructional programs for students with disabilities in the adapted curriculum.
3209. Instructional Practicum for Students with Disabilities in the Adapted Curriculum (2) (S,SS)
P: Admission to upper division; SPED 3004, SPED 3005; C: SPED 3200. Supervised instruction of students with disabilities in the adapted curriculum in individual, small group, and large group arrangements.
3510. Methods in Early Childhood Special Education (3) (S)
P: Admission to upper division; SPED 3000; C: SPED 3511. Assessment, classroom organization, interagency collaboration, family consultation, inclusion, and educational plan development for meeting needs of preschool children with disabilities and their families.
3511. Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education (1) (S)
P: Admission to upper division; C: SPED 3510. Minimum of 30 hours of directed observation and planned participation in an appropriate school environment with preschool children who have disabilities.
4000. Technology in Special Education (3) (F,S,SS)
P: SPED 2000; EDTC 4001. Introduces specialized hardware and software, variety of adaptive and assistive devices, computer adaptations and peripherals, special educational instructional and productivity software, and issues related to each.
4010. Effective Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms (2) (F,S)
2 lecture and 1 lab hours per week. RP: SPED 2000. Knowledge and skills fundamental to effective teaching of individuals with exceptionalities in the regular classroom. Emphasis on individualization, content modification, instructional techniques, and classroom management.
4020. Teaching Students with Exceptionalities in Elementary Classrooms (3) (F,S)
P: Admission to upper division. Development of knowledge and skills for effective teaching of students with exceptionalities and other diverse needs in the inclusive elementary classroom.
4100. Issues and Strategies for Students with Disabilities in the General and Adapted Curricula (3)(F)
P: Admission to upper division; SPED 3100, 3109; or SPED 3200, 3209; C: SPED 4300. Application of current issues and instructional strategies for providing services to students receiving special education.
4300. Practicum in Special Education (3) (F)
P: Admission to upper division; SPED 3100, 3109; or SPED 3200, 3209; C: SPED 4100. Directed observation and planned participation with persons who have disabilities in an appropriate school environment. Must be taken semester prior to internship in special education.
4320. Communication and Collaboration in Special Education (3) (F)
P: Admission to upper division; SPED 4100, 4300; C: SPED 4324. Culturally responsive communication and collaboration with families, community agencies, and other professionals. Focus on skills that provide effective programs and services for students with disabilities.
4324. Internship in Special Education (10) (S)
Full-time, semester-long internship. P: Admission to upper division; SPED 3005, 4000. Observation and teaching in assigned special education public school classroom.
4352. Seminar in Mental Retardation (2)
P: Admission to upper division; C: SPED 4324. Integration of theory, research, ethics, and legislation related to teaching persons who have mental retardation. Emphasis on effective teaching and reflective thinking skills.
4353. Seminar in Learning Disabilities (2)
P: Admission to upper division; C: SPED 4324. Integration of theory, research, ethics, and legislation related to teaching persons who have learning disabilities. Emphasis on effective teaching and reflective thinking skills.
4354. Seminar in Behaviorally Emotionally Handicapped (2)
P: Admission to upper division; C: SPED 4324. Integration of theory, research, ethics, and legislation related to teaching persons who have behavior disorders. Emphasis on effective teaching and reflective thinking skills.
5101. Introduction to Exceptional Children (3)
Incidence, nature, causes, rehabilitation, and education of exceptional children.
5102. Perspectives in Mental Retardation (3)
Incidence, nature, causes, and education of students who have mental retardation.
5301. Tests and Measurements in Special Education (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Basic testing theory in terms of exceptional children.
5501, 5502. Minor Problems in Special Education (3,3) (5501:WI)
Each may be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Conference, library, or lab work in area of special education.
SPED Banked Courses
3002. Assessing Students with Disabilities in the Adapted Curriculum (3)
4200. Special Issues and Strategies for Students with Disabilities in the Adapted Curriculum (3)

SYSE: Systems Engineering

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3010. Principles and Methods of Systems Engineering (3) (F)
P: Consent of instructor. Systems engineering foundations, methodologies and processes, limitations for complex systems, "design for" criteria of complex systems, human factors, interoperability and system architecture; planning, risk analysis, management, and organization for performing systems engineering.
3040. Introduction to Dynamic Systems and Controls (3) (S)
P: ENGR 3060; MATH 3100. Covers application of mathematical and analytical tools to analyze and design automated control systems for dynamic systems. Topics include block diagrams, transfer functions, stability, time response, frequency domain analysis, and other topics required to design control systems for physical systems.
3060. System Optimization (3) (F)
3 lecture hours per week. P:MATH 2154, 3307. Introduces mathematical tools applied to system optimization, including problem formulation, identification of decision variables and constraints, use of graphical methods, linear programming, concepts of duality, and sensitivity analysis. Applications include transportation, network analysis, project management and other engineering areas.
4000. Integrated Systems Engineering (3) (S)
3 lecture hours per week. P: SYSE 3010. Explores life cycle of systems; generation and analysis of life cycle requirements and development of functional, physical, and operational architectures for the allocation and derivation of component-level requirements for the purpose of specification production. Examines interfaces and development of interface architectures. Introduces and uses software tools for portions of systems engineering cycle.
4010. Human-Machine Systems: Design and Analysis (3) (F)
3 lecture hours per week. P: MATH 3307; SYSE 3010; or consent of instructor. Introduces measurement, evaluation, implementation, communication, equipment, and data for developing and implementing human /machine /environment systems in industrial and consumer contexts. Explores techniques to assess visual, auditory, cognitive, and physical capabilities of individuals. Emphasizes systems approach, with a special interest in the human/machine interface. Explores interaction of environment and individual to enable designers and/or managers to reduce errors, increase productivity, and enhance both safety and comfort, while performing tasks.
4065. Discrete System Simulation (3) (S)
P: MATH 3307. Approaches to computer simulation models, with special emphasis on discrete event simulation. Covers model building, data integration, model verification and validation, and applications to engineering and management problems.