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Online courses are designed for distance learning and use the Internet for delivery.  Courses are listed on this page alphabetically by course prefix.  Please Note: Once the semester has begun, please reference the syllabus posted directly in your D2L course for the most up to date version/revisions. The section numbers for online courses are U820T, U821T, U822T, U823T, U824T, U825T, U826T, U827T, U829T

OCTH 211 U820T
Orientation to Occupational Therapy

Synonym #
19127

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Shana Cerny

Description
This course is an introduction to the practice of occupational therapy. It is designed to provide a general overview of the profession and to assist students in determining if they would like to pursue a graduate degree in Occupational Therapy.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
O'Brien, J. (2011). Introduction to occupational therapy (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby-Elsevier. ISBN13: 9780323084659; ISBN10: 0323084656 .

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PE 180 U820T
Foundations of HPER

Synonym #
09920

Credits
2

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Lucky Huber

Description
A survey of the historical background, sociological implications, and philosophical basis of physical education. This course includes review of the modern principles and related concepts which are applicable to physical activity.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Siedentop, D., Van der Mars, H. (2012). Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness & Sport (8th edition). New York, NY: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0-07-809577-1.

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PHAR 720 U820T
Medical Pharmacology

Synonym #
18594

Credits
2

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Curt Kost

Description
Systematic presentation of pharmacologic agents based on drug group classification; their nature, mode of action and toxicity.

Prerequisites
PHGY 720 or permission of the instructor

Book Info
Pharmacology in Rehabilitation 4th Edition. Charles D. Ciccone (2007)Published by F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia. ISBN-10: 0-8036-1377-6.

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PHGY 220/220L U820T/U821T
Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab

Synonym #
09921/09922 Lab
09923/09924 Lab

Credits
4

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Jane Gavin

Description
Lectures, laboratory work, and demonstrations will enable students to understand normal and abnormal function of the human body and provide a foundation for any future healthcare course. Integration of anatomical structure as it relates to physiology will also be incorporated.

Prerequisites
“C” or better in CHEM

Book Info
Anatomy & Physiology, Marieb and Hoehn, Pearson Benjamin Cummings ISBN: 9780321973320 The text and related materials for lecture and lab are bundled in a special package by the publisher for USD and the contents of the bundle are required.

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PHGY 230/230L U820T/U821T/U822T
Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab

Synonym #
09929/09930 Lab
09931/09932 Lab
09934/09935 Lab

Credits
4

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Jane Gavin

Description
This course is a continuation of material covered in PHGY 220. Lectures, laboratory work, and demonstrations will enable students to understand normal and abnormal function of the human body and provide a foundation for any future healthcare course. Integration of anatomical structure as it relates to physiology will also be incorporated.

Prerequisites
PHGY 220 with "C" or better

Book Info
Anatomy & Physiology, Marieb and Hoehn, Pearson Benjamin Cummings ISBN: 9780321973320 The text and related materials for lecture and lab are bundled in a special package by the publisher for USD and the contents of the bundle are required.

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PHIL 220 U820T/U821T/U822T
Introduction to Ethics

Synonym #
09936
09937
09938

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Evan Butts

Description
Examines the major currents and components of ethical theory from classical times to the present, investigating problems arising from specific theories, as well as critically analyzing the validity of these theories for current ethical concerns.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
An Introduction to Ethics by Kevin Gibson ISBN-13: 978-0-205-70854-3.

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PHIL 309 U820T
The Evolution-Creation Debate

Synonym #
09801

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Timothy Heaton

Description
Geological, biological, and philosophical elements of the Evolution/Creation Debate and its impact on religion and society.

Crosslisted with ESCI 309, REL 309

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Why Evolution is True, by Jerry A. Coyne, 2009, Penguin Books, ISBN 978-0-14-311664-6 

The New Creationism: Building Scientific Theory on a Biblical Foundation, by Paul Garner, 2009, EP Books, ISBN 978-0852346921 

A Matter of Days: Resolving a Creation Controversy, by Hugh Ross, 2004, NavPress, ISBN 978-1576833759 

Understanding Intelligent Design: Everything You Need to Know in Plain Language, by William A. Dembski and Sean McDowell, 2008, Harvest House Publishers, ISBN 978-0736924429 

Scientists Confront Creationism: Intelligent Design and Beyond, edited by Andrew J. Petto and Laurie R. Godfrey, 2007, W. W. Norton & Company, ISBN 978-0393330731 

Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life, by John F. Haught, 2010, Westminster John Knox Press, ISBN 978-0664232856

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PHTH 707 U820T
Health Promotion in Physical Therapy

Synonym #
18868

Credits
2

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Kory Zimney

Description
This course is designed to instruct physical therapy students in principles of health promotion and disease prevention, with emphasis on musculoskeletal, cardiovascular/pulmonary, neurologic, and integumentary conditions. Health disparities will be emphasized.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of all classes in the first three semesters of the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum, PHTH 720 and PHTH 747

Book Info
Thompson CR. Prevention Practice: A Physical Therapist's Guide to Health, Fitness, and Wellness. Thorafare, NJ: Slack Incorporated; 2007 (ISBN 13: 978-155642-617-9).

Jensen GM and Mostrom E. Handbook of Teaching and Learning for Physical Therapists. 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Butterworth Heinemann; 2013 (ISBN-13: 978-1455706167).

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PHTH 718 U820T
Clinical Pathophysiology

Synonym #
18591

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Patrick Hauer

Description
The course begins with an overview of cell injury, inflammation, and repair. Fundamentals of pathophysiology of the musculoskeletal, integumentary, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and nervous systems are presented from various perspectives: etiology; pathogenesis; signs and symptoms; diagnosis, including laboratory tests; and treatment options including pharmacological intervention. Emphasis in placed on identifying “red flags” that would indicate to a physical therapist that treatment may be contraindicated or referral to another health care provider is warranted. Multiple formats including lecture, discussion and problem solving scenarios are used to assist students in making clinical correlations.

Prerequisites
PHGY 730 and registered in Professional Physical Therapy Curriculum

Book Info
Goodman CC., Fuller KS. Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders, Co., 2009. ISBN 978-1-4160-3118-5.

Recommended Materials:
Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, American Physical Therapy Association, 2000. Kumar V., Cotran RS., Robbins SL. Basic Pathology. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders, Co., 2005.

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PHTH 752 U820T
Clinical Application of Diagnostic Imaging

Synonym #
18869

Credits
1

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Roy Osborn

Description
This physical therapy course is a continuation of PHTH 722: Diagnostic Imaging. This course will focus on the application of basic principles and the available evidence related to diagnostic imaging in the clinical setting with specific patient/client conditions. This is a required course for students in the second year of the Physical Therapy clinical doctorate program.

Prerequisites
Registered in Professional Physical Therapy Curriculum

Book Info
McKinnis LN. Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Imaging: 3rd Ed. Philadelphia, PA: FA Davis Company: 2010. ISBN: 978-0-8036-1946-3.

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PHTH 782 U820T
Critical Evaluation of Literature

Synonym #
18595

Credits
1

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Justin Beebe

Description
This course is an introductory course in critical evaluation of research literature. The student will participate in evaluation of experimental and non-experimental research methods, including qualitative and quantitative, and apply concepts studied in this class to clinical practice. The student is expected to become proficient in the interpretation of published research by demonstrating knowledge of the different methods of research design and the application of statistics.

Prerequisites
Enrolled in first semester of transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum

Book Info
Carter R, Lubinsky J, Domholdt E. Rehabilitation Research: Principles and Applications. 4th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders; 2010 (ISBN 9781437708400).

Law M, MacDermid J, eds. Evidence-Based Rehabilitation: A Guide to Practice. 2nd ed. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Incorporated; 2008. (ISBN 9781556427688) .

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PHTH 785 U820T
Independent Clinical Project in Physical Therapy

Synonym #
18870

Credits
2

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Richard Ekstrom

Description
This is an advanced course in clinical research where students will complete individual clinical research projects. Students will develop and complete a clinical research project based on their current practice and related to any aspect of patient/client management, practice management, or professional practice. Students will be mentored by faculty research advisor who is assigned based on content area.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of all classes in the first three semesters of the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum, PHTH 720 and PHTH 747

Book Info
TBA.

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POLS 100 U820T/U821T
American Government

Synonym #
09939
19880

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Josh Houy

Description
A study of the basic principles of the American system of government with emphasis on problems relating to governmental structure and policies.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
American Government, Thirteenth Full Edition (with policy chapters) Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Et Al. ; Hardcover ; ISBN: 978-0-393-92244-8.

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POLS 141 U820T
Governments of the World

Synonym #
09940

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Josh Houy

Description
An introduction to political systems of the world, emphasizing political philosophy and comparative government. The course focuses on democratic systems other than the United States, authoritarian systems and third world systems.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Michael G. Roskin, Countries and Concepts: Politics, Geography, Culture, 12th Edition ISBN-10: 0205854656 or ISBN-13: 978-0205854653.

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POLS 201 U820T
Introduction to Criminal Justice

Synonym #
09668

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Michelle Skaff

Description
Overviews the criminal justice institutions involved in the operations of criminal law including the police, the attorney, the bail system, the trial, the guilty plea, sentencing, corrections and an analysis of criminal law in terms of why certain kinds of conduct are criminal in our society.

Crosslisted with CJUS 201

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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POLS 210 U820T
State & Local Government

Synonym #
09941

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Malene Little

Description
An analysis of the legal status, powers and functions, intergovernmental relations and political problems of state and local governments.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Governing States and Localities. 4th edition. By Kevin B. Smith and Alan Greenblatt. ISBN: 978-1-4522-2633-0.

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POLS 367 U820T
Introduction to Research Methods

Synonym #
09670

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Rod Hair

Description
An introduction to the systematic analysis of government problems, behavior, organization, and decision making, with attention to research planning, data collection, report writing, and elementary statistical analysis.

Crosslisted with CJUS 367

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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POLS 421 U820T
Introduction to Non-Profit Sector

Synonym #
09942

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Rich Braunstein

Description
A review of the major literature and fundamental questions related to the theory, history, and rationale for nonprofit organizations; considers also public-private partnership and the blending of nonprofit and governmental sectors.

Crosslisted with POLS 521

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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POLS 431 U820T
Criminal Law

Synonym #
09672

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Josh Houy

Description
Examination of the substantive criminal law and a unique opportunity to explore the larger issues concerning the relationship of the individual to the state. Includes analysis of the following topics: the nature of criminal liability and the functions and justifications for criminal punishment, legal limitations upon criminalization, the general principles of criminal liability such as the “act” and “state of mind” requirements, specific offenses against persons and property, and law of attempt, the law of complicity, and conspiracy.

Crosslisted with CJUS 431, CJUS 531, POLS 531

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Criminal Law, 11th Edition Samaha, ISBN-10:1285061918.

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POLS 521 U820T
Introduction to Non-Profit Sector

Synonym #
09943

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Rich Braunstein

Description
A review of the major literature and fundamental questions related to the theory, history, and rationale for nonprofit organizations; considers also public-private partnership and the blending of nonprofit and governmental sectors.

Crosslisted with POLS 421

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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POLS 531 U820T
Criminal Law

Synonym #
09674

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Josh Houy

Description
Examination of the substantive criminal law and a unique opportunity to explore the larger issues concerning the relationship of the individual to the state. Includes analysis of the following topics: the nature of criminal liability and the functions and justifications for criminal punishment, legal limitations upon criminalization, the general principles of criminal liability such as the “act” and “state of mind” requirements, specific offenses against persons and property, and law of attempt, the law of complicity, and conspiracy.

Crosslisted with CJUS 431, CJUS 531, POLS 431

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Criminal Law, 11th Edition Samaha, ISBN-10:1285061918.

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PSYC 101 U820T/U823T
General Psychology

Synonym #
09944
20532

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Clare Bucklin

Description
This course is an introduction survey of the field of psychology with consideration of the biological bases of behavior, sensory and perceptual processes, learning and memory, human growth and development, social behavior and normal and abnormal behavior.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Psychology and Life 20th Edition, by Richard J. Gerrig, ISBN-13: 978-0-205-85913-9 ISBN-10: 0-205-85913-5.

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PSYC 101 U822T
General Psychology

Synonym #
09946

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Alix Galinsky

Description
This course is an introduction survey of the field of psychology with consideration of the biological bases of behavior, sensory and perceptual processes, learning and memory, human growth and development, social behavior and normal and abnormal behavior.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Psychology and Life 20th Edition, by Richard J. Gerrig, ISBN-13: 978-0-205-85913-9 ISBN-10: 0-205-85913-5.

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PSYC 321 U820T/U821T/U822T
Human Development Lifespan

Synonym #
09948
09949
09951

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Gemma Skillman

Description
In this course, theories of social, cognitive, emotional, and physical development are discussed for each era of human growth including gestation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and young, middle, and late adulthood. This course is recommended for all students seeking a theoretical and applicable knowledge of human development.

Prerequisites
PSYC 101

Book Info
Life Span Development: A Topical Approach, 2/ERobert S. Feldman, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst ISBN-10: 0205951031 ISBN-13: 9780205951031©2014 Pearson.

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PSYC 451 U820T/U821T
Abnormal Psychology

Synonym #
12864
12865

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Gemma Skillman

Description
This course is a comprehensive survey of abnormal personality and behavior. It includes an examination of the origins, symptoms and treatment of psychological disorders.

Prerequisites
PSYC 101

Book Info
Ray, William J. 2014. Abnormal Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. ISBN: 9781412988124.

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REL 309 U820T
The Evolution-Creation Debate

Synonym #
09802

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Timothy Heaton

Description
Geological, biological, and philosophical elements of the Evolution/Creation Debate and its impact on religion and society.

Crosslisted with ESCI 309, PHIL 309

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Why Evolution is True, by Jerry A. Coyne, 2009, Penguin Books, ISBN 978-0-14-311664-6 

The New Creationism: Building Scientific Theory on a Biblical Foundation, by Paul Garner, 2009, EP Books, ISBN 978-0852346921 

A Matter of Days: Resolving a Creation Controversy, by Hugh Ross, 2004, NavPress, ISBN 978-1576833759 

Understanding Intelligent Design: Everything You Need to Know in Plain Language, by William A. Dembski and Sean McDowell, 2008, Harvest House Publishers, ISBN 978-0736924429 

Scientists Confront Creationism: Intelligent Design and Beyond, edited by Andrew J. Petto and Laurie R. Godfrey, 2007, W. W. Norton & Company, ISBN 978-0393330731 

Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life, by John F. Haught, 2010, Westminster John Knox Press, ISBN 978-0664232856

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REL 352 U820T
Churches, Cults & Culture

Synonym #
09953

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Richard Van Lente

Description
Examination of the teachings and practices of the major religious bodies (Protestant, Roman Catholic and Judaic) and new religious movements (cults) in contemporary American culture.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Frank S. Mead, Samuel S. Hill and Craig D. Atwood. Handbook of Denominations in the United States; 12th Edition (2005) or the 13th Edition (2010); Abingdon Press, Nashville, TN. ISBN #0-687-05784-1.

Lynn Bridges. The American Religious Experience: A concise History. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc, Oxford, UK. ISBN #0-7425-5059-1 .

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SEED 540 U820T
Classroom Management

Synonym #
09739

Credits
1

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Heidi Sackreiter

Description
To explore the principles and problems of effective classroom discipline.

Crosslisted with EDFN 440

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Meeting the Challenges of Each School Day (3rd Edition) but Julia G. Thompson .

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SEED 741 U820T
Secondary School Curriculum & Instruction

Synonym #
09957

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Cathy Ezrailson

Description
Exploration of topics influencing curricular decisions. Experiences in planning and designing secondary school curricula with a focus on instruction and assessment.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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SOC 100 U820T/U822T
Introduction to Sociology

Synonym #
09959
09961

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Stephanie Spars

Description
Comprehensive study of society, with analysis of group life, and other forces shaping human behavior.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Schaeffer, Richard T. Sociology in Modules, 2nd Edition. 2013. McGraw-Hill. Print: ISBN:0078026814 / 9780078026812 

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SOC 150 U820T
Social Problems

Synonym #
09978

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Stephanie Spars

Description
A study of present day problems in contemporary societies, such as racism, sexism, ageism, alcoholism, drug addiction, physical and mental health, war and environmental issues - their significance and current policies and action.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
D. Stanley Eitzen, Maxine Baca Zinn, Kelly Eitzen Smith. Social Problems, 13/E. 2014. Prentice Hall. Print:  ISBN-10: 0205949185 ISBN-13: 9780205949182

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SOC 261 U820T
Human Sexuality

Synonym #
09609

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Stephanie Spars

Description
The study of human sexuality as it relates to anthropology and sociology. Topics include: primate sexuality, evolution of sexuality, human reproductive physiology, sexual behavior in non-Western cultures, and sociological perspectives on sexuality in contemporary American society.

Crosslisted with ANTH 261

Prerequisites
ANTH 210 or SOC 100 or SOCW 200

Book Info
Welch, Kelly J. THINK Human Sexuality, 1/E. Pearson, 2011 Print: ISBN-10: 0205777716 ISBN-13: 9780205777716   

Donnan, Hastings and Fiona Magowan. The Anthropology of Sex. Bloomsbury Academic, 2010. Print: ISBN-10: 1845201132/ISBN-13: 978-1845201135

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SOC 351 U820T
Criminology

Synonym #
09676

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Scott Fleming

Description
Focuses on theories of crime, juvenile delinquency and justice, laws, systems of criminal behavior, victimization, and corrections.

Crosslisted with CJUS 351

Prerequisites
SOC 100 or SOC 150

Book Info
Schmalleger, F. (2015). Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction, 7th ed. Pearson. ISBN-13:978-0-013-349553-9 or ISBN-10: 0-13-349553-1 .

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SOC 490 U820T
Material Culture/Media Culture: Anthropology in a Digital World

Synonym #
09611

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Brian Molyeneaux

Description
A highly focused and topical course. The format includes student presentations and discussions of reports based on literature, practices, problems, and research. Seminars may be conducted over electronic media such as Internet and are at the upper division or graduate levels.

Crosslisted with ANTH 490

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
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SOCW 600 U820T
Social Policy Analysis

Synonym #
20507

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Peter Kindle

Description
This course provides a study of the development, and limitations of social welfare /social policy. Students gain an understanding of knowledge and skills in the analysis of social policy. Students learn techniques of critical critique in assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of both social and social welfare policies.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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SPCM 101 U820T/U821T
Fundamentals of Speech

Synonym #
09980
09981

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Nicole Ackman

Description
Introduces the study of speech fundamentals and critical thinking through frequent public speaking practice, including setting, purpose, audience, and subject.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Valenzano, J., & Braden, S. (2013). The speaker's primer – Customized for University of South Dakota. Southlake: Fountainhead Press. ISBN 978-1--59871-646-7.

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SPCM 101 U822T
Fundamentals of Speech

Synonym #
09982

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Mark Delaurier

Description
Introduces the study of speech fundamentals and critical thinking through frequent public speaking practice, including setting, purpose, audience, and subject.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Valenzano, J., & Braden, S. (2013). The Speaker's Primer – Customized for University of South Dakota. Southlake: Fountainhead Press. ISBN 978-1--59871-646-7.

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SPCM 101 U823T/U825T/U826T
Fundamentals of Speech

Synonym #
09983
09985
09986

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Heather Siebert

Description
Introduces the study of speech fundamentals and critical thinking through frequent public speaking practice, including setting, purpose, audience, and subject.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Valenzano, J., & Braden, S. (2013). The Speaker's Primer – Customized for University of South Dakota. Southlake: Fountainhead Press. ISBN 978-1--59871-646-7.

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SPCM 101 U824T/U827T/U828T
Fundamentals of Speech

Synonym #
09984
09987
09988

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Katie Vander Zwaag

Description
Introduces the study of speech fundamentals and critical thinking through frequent public speaking practice, including setting, purpose, audience, and subject.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Valenzano, J., & Braden, S. (2013). The Speaker's Primer – Customized for University of South Dakota. Southlake: Fountainhead Press. ISBN: 978-1-59871-646-7.

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SPCM 475 U820T
Human Resource Training & Development

Synonym #
16503

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Heather Zweifel

Description
This course assists students in acquiring expertise in construction and execution of communication training and development activities for in-house trainers and independent consultants. It includes effective strategies and current trend information for human resources training and development.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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SPCM 575 U820T
Human Resource Training & Development

Synonym #
16505

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Heather Zweifel

Description
This course develops expertise in construction and execution of training and development activities relevant to communication issues for in-house trainers and independent consultants. It includes effective strategies and current information for training and development activities within organizations.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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SPCM 754 U820T
Managerial Communication

Synonym #
09989

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Carolyn Prentice

Description
This course examines the implications of communication as it relates to management contexts, processes, and activities. The specific aim is to develop communication expertise in the functions necessary for effective organizational administration, management, and leadership.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Collins, S. D. (2009). Interpersonal Communication: Listening and responding. Managerial communication series, No. 5 [2nd ed.] (J. S. O'Rourke, IV, Ed.). Mason, OH: Thomsen.

Lencioni, P. (2004). Death by meeting. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Stettner, M. (2013). Skills for new managers. New York: McGraw-Hill.

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SPED 771 U820T
Young Children with Special Needs

Synonym #
09991

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Melissa Puhrmann

Description
Study of assessments and interventions employed with young children with special needs.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Noonan, M.J. & McCormick, L. (2006).  Young Children with Disabilities in Natural Environments: Methods and Procedures.Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing   Co. ISBN#13-978-1-55766-861-5.

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STAT 281 U820T
Introduction to Statistics

Synonym #
09992

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Shannon Kortan

Description
A study of descriptive statistics including graphs, measures of central tendency and variability and an introduction to probability theory, sampling and techniques of statistical inference with an emphasis on statistical applications.

Prerequisites
MATH-102 MATH-104 MATH-115 MATH-120 MATH-121 MATH-123 or MATH-125

Book Info
MyStatLab, ISBN: 0321694643 

Optional Text: Larson, Ron & Farber, Betsy (2015). Elementary Statistics (6th ed.). Pearson. ISBN for text alone: 0321911210 or 9780321911216.
OR
ISBN for text and MyStatLab: 0133864995 or 9780133864991.

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STAT 281 U821T
Introduction to Statistics

Synonym #
09993

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Kristen Maxon

Description
A study of descriptive statistics including graphs, measures of central tendency and variability and an introduction to probability theory, sampling and techniques of statistical inference with an emphasis on statistical applications.

Prerequisites
MATH-102 MATH-104 MATH-115 MATH-120 MATH-121 MATH-123 or MATH-125

Book Info
MyStatLab, ISBN: 0321694643

Optional Text: Larson, Ron & Farber, Betsy (2015). Elementary Statistics (6th ed.). Pearson. ISBN for text alone: 0321911210 or 9780321911216.
OR
ISBN for text and MyStatLab: 0133864995 or 9780133864991.

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THEA 100 U820T
Introduction to Theatre

Synonym #
09995

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Sandra Mollman

Description
Introductory course designed to enhance the student’s enjoyment and understanding of the theatrical experience. Play readings, films, and demonstrations acquaint the students with the history and techniques of the theatrical art.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
The Theatre Experience by Edwin Wilson, 13th edition, ISBN # 978-0-07-351427-7.

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THEA 201 U820T
Film Appreciation

Synonym #
09996

Credits
3

Dates
8/25-12/17
100% refund date:
9/4/14

Instructor
Sandra Mollman

Description
This course explores the art of film and its impact on society. The student explores American and International cultures through the study of their films, filmmaking, and critical analysis.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Looking at Movies by Richard Barsam and Dave Monahan, 4th Edition, ISBN # 978-0-393-91302-6, W.W. Norton & Company.

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  • All online classes are password protected.  Students must provide name, date of birth, and the last four digits of their social security number, to receive an email and password from The University of South Dakota.  Access to online courses is managed through USD systems only and not a student's personal email.
  • Assessment of student learning in online classes often assists in student identity verification.  Many tests are proctored in person by University employees at the University's statewide higher education centers in Pierre, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls, SD and in Vermillion, SD at the Division of Continuing and Distance Education.  Students in other states make application for a professional proctor in their region who is approved by The University of South Dakota in advance of testing.  The Proctor Application can be found here: Proctor Form. University staff evaluates carefully the proposed proctors assessing potential conflicts of interest.  Approved proctors verify student identity prior to each test.
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