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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.

Occupational Therapy (OCTH)

OCTH 733 U820T
Promotion of Health & Prevention of Disability

Synonym #
09975

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Whitney Lucas Molitor

Description
This course focuses on the role of occupation and lifestyle in the promotion of health and the prevention of disease and disability in society. Models of health promotion, wellness, and health education for the individual, family, and society will be discussed. Students will apply the process of community program development to address issues of social and occupational injustice and chronic disease.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Doll, J. (2010). Program development and grant writing in occupational therapy: Making the connection. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett. ISBN: 9780763760656

Rath, T. & Harter, J. (2010). Wellbeing: The five essential elements. New York, NY: Gallup Press. ISBN: 9781595620408

Scaffa, M.E., & Reitz, S. M. (2014). Occupational therapy in community-based practice settings (2nd ed). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis. ISBN: 9780803625808

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OCTH 801 U820T
Capstone Experience

Synonym #
09985

Credits
4 to 8

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Barb Brockevelt

Description
This experiential course allows the doctoral student to enhance skills in advanced clinical practice, scholarship, administration, leadership, advocacy, program and policy development, education, or theory development. The field experience may occur in a traditional or non-traditional site, and the student will be expected to perform beyond that of an entry-level occupational therapist.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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OCTH 802 U820T
Capstone Project

Synonym #
09977

Credits
2

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Barb Brockevelt

Description
In this course, the student completes a culminating project that relates theory to practice and demonstrates synthesis of advanced knowledge in a practice area.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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Physical Education (PE)

PE 180 U820T
Foundations of HPER

Synonym #
09978

Credits
2

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Laura Kruger

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
TBA

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PE 330 U820T
PK-8 Health, Safety, & Physical Education Methods

Synonym #
09979

Credits
2

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Suzanne Williams

Description
This course is designed to help students know and use the major concepts and tools of inquiry in health and physical education, such as first aid/CPR and emergency care, basic health concepts, nutrition, safety, dance, human movement, and physical activity. Students apply these concepts in teaching methods to create opportunities for P-8 student development and practice of skills that contribute to good health and foster active, healthy life styles and enhance quality of life for elementary students.

Prerequisites
Sophomore standing required

Book Info
Pangrazi. Promoting Phys.Act.+Health-W/Act.Cards ( ed.), PEARSON. ISBN:   9780321547620

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PE 453 U820T
Sport Psychology

Synonym #
09982

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
TBA

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
TBA

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Physiology (PHGY)

PHGY 220/220L U820T
Human Anatomy/Physiology I with Lab

Synonym #
09987/09988

Credits
4

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

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 a collegiate chemistry course

Book Info
TBA

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PHGY 220/220L U821T
Human Anatomy/Physiology I with Lab

Synonym #
09989/09991

Credits
4

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Stephen 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 a collegiate chemistry course

Book Info
TBA

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PHGY 230/230L U820T
Human Anatomy/Physiology II with Lab

Synonym #
10014/01115

Credits
4

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

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 with Lab

Synonym #
10017/10018

Credits
4

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Stephen 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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Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 220 U820T
Introduction to Ethics

Synonym #
10024

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Michael Bernow

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
Michael Sandel ed., Justice: A Reader, (978-0-19-533512-5) published by Oxford Univ. Press

Michael Sandel, Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?, (978-0-374-53250-5) published by St. Martins

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PHIL 309 U820T
The Evolution-Creation Debate

Synonym #
09830

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Tim Heaton

Description
Geological, biological, and philosophical elements of the evolution/creation debate and its impact on religion and society.

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, 2nd Expanded Edition, by Hugh Ross, 2015, RTB Press, ISBN 978-1886653139

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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PHIL 320 U820T
Professional Ethics

Synonym #
10027

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Dale Clark

Description
The study of major normative ethical theories and their application to concrete ethical situations likely to arise in the professional workplace. Emphasis placed on potential conflicts between the goals of the professions and the imperatives of the ethical life, and possibilities for resolution of such conflicts.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Ethics Acrossthe Professions: A Reader for Professional Ethics, edited by Clancy Martin, Wayne Vaught, and Robert C. Solomon (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012). ISBN: 9780195326680.

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Physical Therapy (PHTH)

PHTH 713 U820T
Ethical Decision Making and Leadership

Synonym #
10029

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Merdyth Arnott

Description
This course facilitates student reflection upon the roles of the health professionals in practice, their contributions as citizen health specialists, and their legal and ethical responsibilities as health practitioners. Students will examine their roles as communicators and participants in interprofessional service provision and will explore the ethical dimensions of their professional roles.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of all classes in the first four semesters of the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum, PHTH 707, PHTH 752, PHTH 785

Book Info
TBA

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Political Science (POLS)

POLS 100 U820T
American Government

Synonym #
13682

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

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 201 U820T
Introduction to Criminal Justice

Synonym #
13647

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Josh Houy

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.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Criminal Justice, 7th Edition. Joel Samaha ISBN-10: 0534645577 | ISBN-13: 9780534645571 Cengage Learning

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POLS 250 U820T
Introduction to International Relations

Synonym #
13684

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Patrick Morrison

Description
A study of international relations including the sources of power and conflict, and the methods by which states compete and cooperate with each other. Additional international actors and contemporary issues will be addressed.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Mingst. Essentials Of International Relations ( ed.), NORTON. ISBN:   9780393921953

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POLS 263 U820T
Introduction to Political Theory

Synonym #
13936

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Lynita Newswander

Description
An analysis of selected concepts and problems in political theory. Though reference will be made to great political thinkers of the past, primary emphasis is placed on viewing issues in the contemporary context.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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POLS 422 U820T
Fundraising for Public and Non Profit Organizations

Synonym #
14030

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Doug Anderson

Description
This course will cover grant writing and fundraising in nonprofit organizations. Students will learn about the entire grant writing process, including researching the funding opportunities available through foundations, corporations and units of government, writing each component of a grant proposal, and writing progress reports for funded projects. Additionally, students will learn about the primary methods of raising revenue to support the work of a nonprofit organization, the considerations which should guide nonprofit staff in determining which methods are most appropriate, and the development of an integrated fundraising plan.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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POLS 429 U820T
Courts and Judicial Politics

Synonym #
13653

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Rich Braunstein

Description
Explores the processes and politics of the state and federal judicial systems, judicial selection, agenda setting, decision-making, and the influence of outside parties on legal policy.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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POLS 433 U820T
Criminal Procedure

Synonym #
13657

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Josh Houy

Description
Constitutional analysis of criminal procedure that focuses primarily on the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments: the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure, the privilege against self-incrimination, and the right to counsel. The course examines the need to protect the public and enhance law enforcement efficiency and the need to protect individual defendants from abuse at the hands of the state.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Joel Samaha. Criminal Procedure. 1305263332 | 9781305263338 9th Edition – no other edition will do

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POLS 522 U820T
Fundraising for Public and Non Profit Organizations

Synonym #
14031

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Doug Anderson

Description
Government agencies and nonprofit organizations are dependent on fundraising from the private sector. This course supports students in development of skills to define projects, identify funding sources, write with conviction, and successfully acquire funding

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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POLS 529 U820T
Courts and Judicial Politics

Synonym #
13655

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Rich Braunstein

Description
An examination of the administration of federal and state courts, with special emphasis on administrative problems unique to the courts.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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POLS 715 U820T
Nonprofit Administration

Synonym #
14032

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Rich Braunstein

Description
A study of the theories and practices of the administration of nonprofit organizations. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours, with change of topic.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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POLS 722 U820T
Budgetary & Fiscal Management

Synonym #
13668

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
An analysis of governmental financial administration, including budget preparation and execution, and management of debt and public expenditures.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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POLS 724 U820T
Organization and Management

Synonym #
13673

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Jacqueline Faulhaber

Description
A study of the principles governing the organization and management of public agencies with emphasis on the role of the executive.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Scott. Organizations+Organizing ( ed.), TAYLOR. ISBN:   9780131958937

Whetten. Developing Mgmt.Skills ( ed.), PEARSON. ISBN:   9780136121008

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POLS 733 U820T
Administrative Law & Government

Synonym #
13675

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Steve Wise

Description
An examination of the administrative agencies of government. Attention will be given to the use of the regulatory process and procedures applicable to administrative agencies.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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POLS 733 U821T
Administrative Law & Government

Synonym #
13679

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Lynita Newswander

Description
An examination of the administrative agencies of government. Attention will be given to the use of the regulatory process and procedures applicable to administrative agencies.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC 101 U820T
General Psychology

Synonym #
10471

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Martin Dennis

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
TBA

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PSYC 321 U820T/U821T
Human Development: Lifespan

Synonym #
10477/10478

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

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 451 U820T/U821T
Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

Synonym #
10486/10487

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

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 451 U822T
Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

Synonym #
10488

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
TBA

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 655 U820T
Crisis Intervention

Synonym #
10489

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This course provides a general overview of crisis intervention theory, research, and practice.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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Public Health (PUBH)

PUBH 701 U820T
Biostatistics for Public Health

Synonym #
10030

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Ramu Sudhagoni

Description
Biostatistics in public health relates statistical information to real health issues affecting human populations. This course covers the design, analysis and interpretation of interventions as they relate to the development process of public health policy and priorities. Topics include graphical and numerical methods of describing data sets, an introduction to probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing; analysis of variance; analysis of covariance; repeated measures anova; correlation and regression analysis; multiple regression, logistic regression; meta-analysis; analysis of categorical data; non-parametric analysis. Discuss and interpret statistical procedures described in published articles.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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PUBH 710 U820T
Epidemiology

Synonym #
10031

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Scott Killian

Description
The course is designed to explore the principles and concepts of public health epidemiology as it relates to the determinants and distribution of disease. Students will gain foundational knowledge in critical analysis of the literature, study design, results assessment, and effecting change in health outcomes from a population-based standpoint. Special attention will be given to the impact of health disparities on disease determinants and health outcomes.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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PUBH 730 U820T
Public Health Project

Synonym #
10032

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Chelsea Wesner

Description
This culminating course in the MPH program allows students to integrate and synthesize the curriculum in seminar discussion and through a large research paper on contemporary public health science and practices that can be published in a peer-reviewed journal or presented at a state or national professional meeting.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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PUBH 760 U820T
Public Health and Native American Communities

Synonym #
10033

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Chelsea Wesner

Description
This course is designed to provide students with information on significant public health challenges and opportunities facing American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Students will analyze and review research related to health disparities, quality of and access to health care services, and the provision of health care in Native American communities. This course will also examine the history and origins of the Indian health care system and explore evidence-based public health interventions that address health promotion and disease prevention in AI/AN communities.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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Religion (REL)

REL 250 U820T
World Religions

Synonym #
10046

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Lisa Millen

Description
Introduces the major religions of humankind, examining the function and diversity of religious expression in human experience, and the role of these religions in international relations.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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REL 309 U820T
The Evolution-Creation Debate

Synonym #
09831

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Tim Heaton

Description
Geological, biological, and philosophical elements of the evolution/creation debate and its impact on religion and society.

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, 2nd Expanded Edition, by Hugh Ross, 2015, RTB Press, ISBN 978-1886653139

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 and Culture

Synonym #
10047

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

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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Sociology (SOC)

SOC 100 U820T
Introduction to Sociology

Synonym #
10048

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Stephanie Spars

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

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Henslin, James M. 2016 Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 13/E. Pearson
ISBN-13: 978-0134205571 | ISBN-10: 013420557X
MySocLab is not required.

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SOC 150 U820T
Social Problems

Synonym #
10051

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

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
Leon-Guerrero, Anna 2016. Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action, Fifth edition. Sage Publications. Print: ISBN-13: 978-1483369372 | ISBN-10: 1483369374

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SOC 432 U820T
Collective Behavior

Synonym #
10052

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Brian Molyneaux

Description
A social psychological study of such phenomena as social unrest, milling, collective excitement, crowd behavior and mass movements.

Prerequisites
SOC 100 or 150

Book Info
Miller. Intro.To Collective Behav.+Coll.Action ( ed.), WAVELAND. ISBN:   9781478600572

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Social Work (SOCW)

SOCW 600 U820T
Social Policy Analysis

Synonym #
10109

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Amanda Wetz

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

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TBA

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SOCW 630 U820T
Practice with Small Groups

Synonym #
10110

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Wallace Jackmon

Description
This course provides students with theoretical and practice knowledge on work with individuals in small groups. Students will learn the processes of developing groups, group proposals, and selection of members, and implementation. Students will learn about the different types of groups, group processes, stages, and evaluation.

Prerequisites
N/A

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SOCW 684 U820T
Field Education and Seminar II

Synonym #
10111

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Rachel Gangle

Description
Students complete 200 hours in a field placement. This is the second of a two-semester foundational/generalist level internship. Students participate in a two-hour weekly seminar. The seminar provides students with a forum for the integration of theoretical knowledge across the ecological system as it relates to working with diverse populations in rural and urban settings. It provides students with the opportunity to discuss and process foundational knowledge and skills needed in the interface between social work practice and practice in rural and urban settings.

Prerequisites
N/A

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SOCW 700 U820T
Advances Social Policy

Synonym #
10112

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Lynne Hunter

Description
This course provides students with the opportunity to apply techniques of policy analysis and formulation. Utilizing the lens of advocacy, students will learn to apply techniques of assessment, development, and the administrative implementation of social policy. Social policy is presented as a means of intervention that allows social workers to become agents of change in settings that cover the range of micro, mezzo, and macro systems. Students learn to identify and to develop skills to address forms and mechanisms of discrimination.

Prerequisites
N/A

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SOCW 742 U820T
Practice with Organizations, Administration, and Supervision

Synonym #
10113

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Mike Lawler

Description
This course provides students with advanced, evidence-based theoretical knowledge, assessment tools and intervention strategies appropriate for larger systems. Strategies of change and sustainability of change along with conflict resolution and strategic planning are learned. Students learn how to apply skills and techniques with diverse client and collaborative systems. Students learn to develop and apply larger system theories strategies to enhance well-being, social functioning, and alleviate social injustices in the context of diverse cultures. Students learn theories and models of supervision that can be used across practice settings.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Kouzes. Leadership Challenge (Cloth) ( ed.), WILEY. ISBN:   9780470651728

Tsui. Social Work Supervision ( ed.), SAGE. ISBN:   9780761917670

Weinbach. Social Worker As Manager ( ed.), PEARSON. ISBN:   9780205957910

Fauri. Cases In Macro Social Work Practice ( ed.), PEARSON. ISBN:   9780205498475

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SOCW 784 U820T
Field Education and Seminar II

Synonym #
10114

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Stacey Schepel

Description
Students complete 250 hours in a field placement. This is the second semester of a two-semester concentration/advanced generalist level internship. Students participate in a two-hour weekly seminar designed to provide the students with the opportunity to integrate and process advanced theoretical knowledge with field experiences. It provides students with the opportunity to integrate and process advanced theoretical knowledge with field experiences. The academic focus of this course is to provide students with the integration of social work theory and practice at the micro level of practice.

Prerequisites
N/A

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SOCW 792 U820T
Social Work Practice with the Elderly

Synonym #
10115

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Soonhee Roh

Description
Includes current topics, advanced topics, and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest lecturers may serve as instructors.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Hooyman, N. R., & Kiyak, H. A. (2011). Social gerontology: A multidisciplinary perspective (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education. [ISBN 10: 0205763138 ⁄ ISBN 13: 9780205763139]

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Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 102 U820T
Introductory Spanish II

Synonym #
10062

Credits
4

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Armando Galicia

Description
Introduces the fundamental elements of Spanish sentence structure and vocabulary. Promotes speaking, listening, and writing within a cultural context. Class work may be supplemented with required aural/oral practice outside of class.

Prerequisites
N/A

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Speech Communication (SPCM)

SPCM 101 U820T
Fundamentals of Speech

Synonym #
10491

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
TBA

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
Spcm Dept. Spcm 101 On-Line F17 >Ic< >C< ( ed.), FOUNTAINHE. ISBN:   9781680365597

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SPCM 101 U821T
Fundamentals of Speech

Synonym #
10492

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
TBA

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
Spcm Dept. Spcm 101 On-Line F17 >Ic< >C< ( ed.), FOUNTAINHE. ISBN:   9781680365597

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SPCM 487 U820T
Teambuilding & Group Decision Making

Synonym #
10506

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
A study of the role of teams, teamwork, and decision making in organizational groups. Combines theoretical knowledge with effective strategies for improving group activity. Focuses on the development and maintenance of cohesiveness and productivity, the facilitation of change, and dynamic group-centered problem-solving.

Prerequisites
N/A

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SPCM 587 U820T
Teambuilding & Group Decision Making

Synonym #
10508

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
TBA

Description
This course demonstrates the significant role that teams, teamwork, and decision-making play in organizations. Current theories and practices are examined to develop strategies for effective team building and improved decision-making.

Prerequisites
N/A

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SPCM 754 U820T
Managerial Communication

Synonym #
10511

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
TBA

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

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Special Education (SPED)

SPED 772 U820T
Atypical Development

Synonym #
10064

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Gabriela Walker

Description
Study of relevant research and practice dealing with the impact of delays, disabilities or chronic health impairments on the young child’s growth and development.

Prerequisites
N/A

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Statistics (STAT)

STAT 281 U820T
Introduction to Statistics

Synonym #
10065

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

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
Course will be using MyStatLab ISBN 0321694643 (Includes an e-book)

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Technology for Education and Training (TET)

TET 805 U820T
Leading Change

Synonym #
10069

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

Instructor
Mark Baas

Description
This course explores the leadership role in integrating technological change into organizations. Diffusion of Innovation theory, the concept of Personal Mastery, organizational stewardship and other current approaches will be reviewed.

Prerequisites
TET 780 - Contemporary Views of Organizational Development or BADM 761 - Organizational Theory and Behavior or its equivalent.

Book Info
Senge, P.M., Kleiner, A., Roberts, C., Ross, R.B. and Smith, B.J. (1994). The fifth discipline fieldbook: Strategies and tools for building a learning organization. NY: Doubleday/Currency (ISBN: 0-385-47256-0)

Rogers, E.M. (2003). Diffusion of innovations. ( 5th ed.). NY: The Free Press (ISBN: 0-7432-2209-1)

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Theatre (THEA)

THEA 100 U820T
Introduction to Theatre

Synonym #
10070

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

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 #
10071

Credits
3

Dates
1/8-5/4
100% refund date:
1/17/18

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, 5th Edition, ISBN: 978-0-393-26519-4, W.W. Norton & Company

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