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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.

PE 180 U820T
Foundations of HPER

Synonym #
95991

Credits
2

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Jae Yom

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
Physical Education, Fitness and Sport, 8th edition by Daryl Sidentop and Hans van der Mars, McGraw Hill, ISBN 978-0-07-809577-1

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PE 352 U820T
Adapted Physical Education

Synonym #
95992

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Shannon Norman

Description
Students are exposed to those impairments addressed in idea as they relate to physical education. Assessments, IEP development, and other elements necessary to successful inclusion are addressed. In addition, physical activities for special populations outside the school setting are also addressed.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Winnick, J.P. (2011). Adapted Physical Education and Sport, 5th Edition. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

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PE 453 U820T
Sport Psychology

Synonym #
95993

Credits
3

Dates
6/16-8/8
100% refund date:
6/20/14

Instructor
Shannon Norman

Description
This course examines the effects of psychological factors, such as personality, motivation, group dynamics, psychomotor activity, and other psychological aspects of sports on participation and performance, as well as examining the effects of participation on the psychological make-up of the individual.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Weinberg, R.S. & Gould, D. (2011). Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology (5th ed.).

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

Synonym #
96012
96013 Lab

Credits
4

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Steve Bambas

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
TBA.

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

Synonym #
96014
96015 Lab

Credits
4

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

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
TBA.

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

Synonym #
96018/96019 Lab
12852/12854 Lab

Credits
4

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

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
TBA.

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

Synonym #
96020
96021 Lab

Credits
4

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Steve Bambas

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
TBA.

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PHGY 230/230L U823T
Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab

Synonym #
16456
16457 Lab

Credits
4

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Gerald McGraw

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
TBA.

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PHIL 220 U820T/U821T
Introduction to Ethics

Synonym #
96060
96061

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Justin Moss

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
TBA.

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PHIL 309 U820T
The Evolution-Creation Debate

Synonym #
95867

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-7/11
100% refund date:
5/23/14

Instructor
Tim 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 720 U820T
Differential Diagnosis

Synonym #
96063

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Patrick Hauer

Description
Medical Science is a required course for Year I physical therapy students. This course is designed as an overview of common medical conditions affecting the major body systems.

Prerequisites
Registered in Professional Physical Therapy Curriculum

Book Info
TBA.

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PHTH 747 U820T
Evidence Based Clinical Decision Making

Synonym #
96065

Credits
2

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Ryan Torgrude

Description
course is designed to instruct physical therapy students in principles of evidence-based practice in physical therapy. Current literature will be examined in the area of integumentary, cardio-vascular/pulmonary, neurologic, and musculoskeletal physical therapy practice.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of all classes in the first two semesters of the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum, PHTH 722, PHTH 735, and PHTH 784

Book Info
Law M. and MacDermid J. Evidence-Based Rehabilitation. A Guide to Practice. 2nd ed. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc., 2009. ISBN 978-1-55642-768-8.

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PHYS 185 U820T
Introduction to Astronomy I

Synonym #
96066

Credits
2

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Ben Dowling

Description
This is a descriptive course that introduces students to solar system astronomy. Emphasis is placed on the development of astronomy, optical instruments and techniques, and solar system objects.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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PHYS 185L U820T
Introduction to Astronomy I Lab

Synonym #
96068

Credits
1

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Ben Dowling

Description
This laboratory accompanies PHYS 185.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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PHYS 187 U820T
Introduction to Astronomy II

Synonym #
96071

Credits
2

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Ben Dowling

Description
This course is a descriptive course that introduces stellar astronomy. Emphasis will be placed on stars, nebulae, galaxies, and cosmology.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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PHYS 187L U820T
Introduction to Astronomy II Lab

Synonym #
96073

Credits
1

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Ben Dowling

Description
This laboratory accompanies PHYS 187.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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POLS 100 U820T
American Government

Synonym #
96075

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Rich Braunstein

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
Cal Jillson, American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change (6th edition), Routledge, New York, 2011.  ISBN-13: 978-0415881579

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POLS 201 U820T
Introduction to Criminal Justice

Synonym #
95697

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

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
Danielson, Charlotte. (2008) The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice: Using the Framework for Teaching in you School. ASCD ISBN: 978-1-4166-0709-0

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POLS 210 U820T
State & Local Goverments

Synonym #
96080

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Josh Houy

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
Kevin, B., Smith, A., & Mariani, M. Governing States and Localities. 3rd edition. ISBN: 1604267283

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POLS 794 U820T
Internship in Political Science

Synonym #
96085

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Lynita Newswander

Description
Applied, monitored and supervised, field based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case with field experience courses.

Prerequisites
Permission from the Department’s Internship Coordinator is required

Book Info
Kenneth Ashworth. Caught Between the Dog and the Fireplug, Or, How to Survive Public Service. 978-0878408474  

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PSYC 101 U820T
General Psychology

Synonym #
96086

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
TBA

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
Myers, Exploring Psychology in Modules, 10e with DSM-V Updates ISBN-10: 1-4641-6476-2 ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-6476-7

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PSYC 101 U821T
General Psychology

Synonym #
96087

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-7/11
100% refund date:
5/23/14

Instructor
TBA

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
Myers, Exploring Psychology in Modules, 10e with DSM-V Updates ISBN-10: 1-4641-6476-2 ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-6476-7

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PSYC 321 U820T
Human Development Lifespan

Synonym #
96090

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Euodia Chua

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
TBA.

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PSYC 321 U821T
Human Development Lifespan

Synonym #
96091

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

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
TBA.

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PSYC 321 U822T
Human Development Lifespan

Synonym #
16477

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Lisa Baer

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
TBA.

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PSYC 451 U820T
Abnormal Psychology

Synonym #
12862

Credits
3

Dates
6/16-8/8
100% refund date:
6/20/14

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
TBA.

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PSYC 656 U820T
Disaster Mental Health

Synonym #
96092

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Gerard Jacobs

Description
This course provides an introduction the psychological aspects of disaster. Three major components are covered: 1) psychological impact of disaster on both those directly impacted and relief workers; 2) intervention strategies for disaster mental health; and 3) the role of mental health professionals working with the American Red Cross.

Prerequisites
PSYC 655 and permission of the instructor is required

Book Info
Freedy & Hobfoll (Eds.) (1995). Traumatic Stress: From Theory to Practice (Published by Plenum Press, ISBN 0306450208.

McCarroll, J.E., Vineburgh, N.T., & Ursano, R.J. (Eds.) Disaster. Disease, and Distress. Bethesda MD: Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, UniformedServices University for the Health Sciences.

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PSYC 657 U820T
Traumatic Stress

Synonym #
96093

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Gerard Jacobs

Description
This course examines the theory, research, and practice of psychology with regard to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Ford, Julian D. (2009). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Burlington, MA: AcademicPress. Textbook ISBN-13: 9780123744623; ISBN: 0123744628

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PSYC 658 U820T
Serving the Diverse Community in Disaster

Synonym #
96095

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Elizabeth Boyd

Description
This course explores diversity as it relates to the provision of disaster mental-health services.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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PSYC 755 U820T
Management of Disaster Mental Health

Synonym #
96097

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Randy Quevillon

Description
This course provides strategy and decision making procedures for management in disaster mental health operations.

Prerequisites
PSYC 656 and permission of the instructor is required

Book Info
TBA.

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REL 309 U820T
The Evolution-Creating Debate

Synonym #
95868

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-7/11
100% refund date:
5/23/14

Instructor
Tim 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 #
96098

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

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 450 U820T
Reading & Content Literacy

Synonym #
96099

Credits
3

Dates
6/16-7/11
100% refund date:
6/17/14

Instructor
Trudi Nelson

Description
Introduction to the teaching of basic reading skills in all content areas of K-12 and secondary education. Methods, materials, and research findings used in teaching discipline-specific reading.

Crosslisted with SEED 550

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Richardson, J.S., Morgan, R.F., & Fleener, C. (2012). Reading to Learn in the Content Areas (8th  ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. 

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SEED 550 U820T
Reading & Content Literacy

Synonym #
96100

Credits
3

Dates
6/16-7/11
100% refund date:
6/17/14

Instructor
Trudi Nelson

Description
This course explores methods for teaching middle and high school students to read, write, think, and learn in ways that allow them to master the subject matter and meaningfully apply their understanding. Participants learn to plan lessons that teach content and nurture greater literacy. Pre-, during-, and post-reading strategies and writing strategies are explored, along with assessment methods that give students a continual view of their literacy progress and achievement. Classroom adaptations for culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the content areas are also addressed.

Crosslisted with SEED 450

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Richardson, J.S., Morgan, R.F., & Fleener, C. (2012). Reading to Learn in the Content Areas (8th  ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. 

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SEED 713 U820T
Principles & Problems in Middle/HS Science Teaching

Synonym #
95748

Credits
3

Dates
7/14-8/8
100% refund date:
7/15/14

Instructor
Cathy Ezrailson

Description
Emphasis on teaching methodology, curricular materials, and research implications in the teaching of science.

Crosslisted with ELED 720

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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SEED 766 U820T
Technology Integration for Effective Instruction

Synonym #
95754

Credits
3

Dates
6/16-8/8
100% refund date:
6/20/14

Instructor
Don Versteeg

Description
Trends and innovations in curricular organization and content. Procedures for instructional improvement.

Crosslisted with ELED 766

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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SOC 100 U820T
Introduction to Sociology

Synonym #
96102

Credits
3

Dates
6/16-8/8
100% refund date:
6/20/14

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. McGraw‐Hill, 2013, Print: ISBN:0078026814 / 9780078026812 eText: ISBN‐10 0‐07‐744569‐4, ISBN‐13 978‐0‐07‐744569‐0

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SOC 100 U822T
Introduction to Sociology

Synonym #
96104

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-7/11
100% refund date:
5/23/14

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. McGraw‐Hill, 2013, Print: ISBN:0078026814 / 9780078026812 eText: ISBN‐10 0‐07‐744569‐4, ISBN‐13 978‐0‐07‐744569‐0

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SOC 150 U820T
Social Problems

Synonym #
96105

Credits
3

Dates
6/16-8/8
100% refund date:
6/20/14

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

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SPAN 120 U820T
Medical Spanish I

Synonym #
96106

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-6/27
100% refund date:
5/22/14

Instructor
Rob Turner

Description
Medical Spanish I will introduce students to anatomical vocabulary and medical terminology in Spanish as well as to culturally appropriate communication between health-care providers and patients. The students will systematically learn the elementary grammar structures, providing a linguistic base of knowledge. In addition, the curriculum will involve a community component. The course is intended for students with little or no prior knowledge of Spanish.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Package ISBN-10: 020599654X | ISBN-13: 9780205996544 Suggested retail price: $140.07 ″ Net price: $105.05?

From myPearsonStore: This package contains: Spanish for Health Care, 2/E. Rush & Houston. ISBN-10: 0205696511 ″ ISBN-13: 9780205696512 ©2011 ″ Paper, 295 pp

MySpanishLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Spanish for Healthcare (one semester access), 2/E. Rush & Houston. ISBN-10: 0205977782 ″ ISBN-13: 9780205977789

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SPCM 101 U820T/U821T
Fundamentals of Speech

Synonym #
96108
96109

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Aimee Sorensen

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
TBA.

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SPCM 101 U822T
Fundamentals of Speech

Synonym #
96110

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

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
TBA.

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SPCM 101 U823T
Fundamentals of Speech

Synonym #
96111

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

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
TBA.

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SPCM 101 U824T/U825T
Fundamentals of Speech

Synonym #
96112
96113

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Katie Westra

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
TBA.

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SPCM 440 U820T/U821T
Health Communications

Synonym #
96115
96117

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Jill Tyler

Description
This course will examine the contexts and processes of communication about health, focusing on how professionals, patients, and practitioners interact in ways that constitute and influence health and medicine.

Crosslisted with SPCM 540

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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SPCM 540 U820T/U821T
Health Communications

Synonym #
96116
96118

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
Jill Tyler

Description
This course will examine the contexts and processes of communication about health, focusing on how professionals, patients, and practitioners interact in ways that constitute and influence health and medicine.

Crosslisted with SPCM 440

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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SPED 770 U820T
Early Childhood Special Education

Synonym #
96119

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-6/27
100% refund date:
5/22/14

Instructor
Joanne Van Osdel

Description
This course includes a study of early childhood special education, focusing on the legal, historical and ethical practices, atypical development in the areas of physical, cognitive, language, and social emotional areas, cultural issues and alternative models for identification and delivery of services.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Gargiulo, R., & Kilgo, J. (2013). An Introduction to Young Children With Special Needs: Birth Through Age Eight. 4th Edition. New York: Thomsen Delmar Learning. ISBN-13 978-1133959250.

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STAT 281 U820T
Introduction to Statistics

Synonym #
96120

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

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
TBA.

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STAT 281 U821T
Introduction to Statistics

Synonym #
96121

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

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. ISBN for text and MyStatLab: 0133864995 or 9780133864991.

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TET 553 U820T
Organizational Transition Change Management

Synonym #
94154

Credits
3

Dates
7/14-8/8
100% refund date:
7/15/14

Instructor
Pat Bruinsma

Description
This course explores the personal side of change, the difference between change and transition, and basic change theory related to organizations.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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TET 715 U820T
Sociological & Philosophical Foundations of Education in the 21st Century

Synonym #
96122

Credits
3

Dates
7/14-8/8
100% refund date:
7/15/14

Instructor
Don Versteeg

Description
This course studies the dynamics of Education in America and the world during the 21st Century as influenced by technology and communication and the pragmatic responses of the government, society, and the schools.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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TET 732 U820T
Emerging Technologies in Teaching & Training

Synonym #
07515

Credits
3

Dates
6/16-7/11
100% refund date:
6/17/14

Instructor
Don Versteeg

Description
This course will provide students with the skills and appropriate application of current and emerging technologies and how to implement them with all learners in education and training.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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THEA 201 U820T
Film Appreciation

Synonym #
96123

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
TBA

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
TBA.

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THEA 201 U821T
Film Appreciation

Synonym #
96124

Credits
3

Dates
6/16-8/8
100% refund date:
6/20/14

Instructor
TBA

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
TBA.

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THEA 435 U820T
History of American Musical Theatre

Synonym #
96125

Credits
3

Dates
5/19-8/8
100% refund date:
5/26/14

Instructor
TBA

Description
History and development of American musical theatre from 1866 to the present.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA.

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