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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 or online courses are U820T, U821T, U822T, U823T, U824T, U825T, U826T, U827T, U829T.

Occupational Therapy (OCTH)

OCTH 770 U820T
Professional as Academic & Clinical Educator

Synonym #
13413

Credits
2

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Jessica McHugh

Description
In this course, the student examines theoretical principles of teaching and learning and develops skills in formulating instructional design plans for adult learners. Students will explore a variety of teaching methods with a particular emphasis on the educational roles health care professionals may assume in academic and clinical settings.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
See syllabus.

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OCTH 801 U820T
Capstone Experience

Synonym #
13415

Credits
4

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Shana Cerny

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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Physical Education (PE)

PE 352 U820T
Adapted Physical Education

Synonym #
19474

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Suzanne Williams

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
TBA

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Physiology (PHGY)

PHGY 220/220L U820T/U822T
Human Anatomy/Physiology I with Lab

Synonym #
13416/13417
13420/13421

Credits
4

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

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
See syllabus.

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

Synonym #
13418/13419

Credits
4

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

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
See syllabus.

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

Synonym #
13422/13423

Credits
4

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

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
See syllabus.

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PHGY 230/230L U821T
Human Anatomy/Physiology II with Lab

Synonym #
13425/13426

Credits
4

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

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
See syllabus.

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PHGY 230/230L U822T
Human Anatomy/Physiology II with Lab

Synonym #
13427/13428

Credits
4

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

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
See syllabus.

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Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 220 U820T
Introduction to Ethics

Synonym #
21007

Credits
3

Dates
6/11-8/3
100% refund date:
6/15/18

Instructor
Dale Clark

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
The Ethical Life : Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems, by
Russ Shafer-Landau, third edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014). ISBN:
9780199997275

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Physics (PHYS)

PHYS 185 U820T
Introduction to Astronomy

Synonym #
19477

Credits
2

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Joel Sander

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 Laboratory

Synonym #
19479

Credits
1

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Wei Wenzhao

Description
This laboratory accompanies PHYS 185.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
No required textbook.

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PHYS 187 U820T
Introduction to Astronomy II

Synonym #
19480

Credits
2

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Joel Sander

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 Laboratory

Synonym #
19481

Credits
1

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Wei Wenzhao

Description
This laboratory accompanies PHYS 187.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
No textbook required.

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Political Science (POLS)

POLS 100 U820T
American Government

Synonym #
21009

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

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 100 U821T
American Government

Synonym #
21010

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

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
TBA

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POLS 722 U820T
Budgetary & Fiscal Management

Synonym #
20973

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Arley Williams

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 723 U820T
Public Personnel Management

Synonym #
20979

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Lynita Newswander

Description
An examination of the process, procedures and problems of personnel administration.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Richard Sennett (1998). The Corrosion of Character. W.W. Norton Company: New York. ISBN: 0393319873

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POLS 794 U820T
Internship in Political Science

Synonym #
21011

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

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
N/A

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

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Psychology (PSYC)

PSYC 101 U820T
General Psychology

Synonym #
19485

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Preston Long

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 101 U821T
General Psychology

Synonym #
19486

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Logan Hale

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
Human Development: Lifespan

Synonym #
19491

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

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

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PSYC 321 U821T
Human Development: Lifespan

Synonym #
19492

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Haley Schwenk

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
Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

Synonym #
19494

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

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 U821T
Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

Synonym #
19495

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Kyle Walters

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 #
45266

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Logan Welker

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
Abnormal Psychology, 2nd Edition by William J. Ray. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. ISBN: 9781506378282

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PSYC 656 U820T
Disaster Mental Health

Synonym #
19497

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Amanda Reed

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
N/A

Book Info
See syllabus.

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PSYC 658 U821T
Serving the Diverse Community in Disaster

Synonym #
43746

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-6/22
100% refund date:
5/17/18

Instructor
Elizabeth Boyd

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

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Marsella, A.J., Johnson, J.L., Watson, P., Gryczynski, Jr. (Eds.). (2008). Ethnocultural perspectives on disaster and trauma: Foundations, issues, and applications. New York: Springer.

Thomas, D.S.K., Phillips, B.D., Lovekamp, W.E. (Eds.). (2013). Social vulnerability to disasters (2nd ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis).

Erikson, K.T. (1978). Everything in its path. Simon & Schuster

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Public Health (PUBH)

PUBH 730 U820T
Public Health Project

Synonym #
13437

Credits
6

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Ramu Sudhagoni

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
No required textbook.

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PUBH 730 U821T
Public Health Project

Synonym #
43648

Credits
6

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

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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Secondary Education (SEED)

SEED 450 U820T
Reading and Content Literacy

Synonym #
13439

Credits
3

Dates
6/11-7/6
100% refund date:
6/12/18

Instructor
Lacy Bodensteiner

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.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Richardson, J.S., Morgan, R.F., & Fleener, C. (2012). Reading to learn in the content areas. 8th Edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. ISBN 978-1-11130273-3

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SEED 550 U820T
Reading and Content Literacy

Synonym #
13440

Credits
3

Dates
6/11-7/6
100% refund date:
6/12/18

Instructor
Lacy Bodensteiner

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.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Richardson, J.S., Morgan, R.F., & Fleener, C. (2012). Reading to learn in the content areas. 8th Edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. ISBN 978-1-11130273-3

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SEED 766 U820T
Technology Integration for of Effective Instruction

Synonym #
13367

Credits
3

Dates
6/11-8/3
100% refund date:
6/15/18

Instructor
Don Versteeg

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

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Wiske, M.S., Rennebohm, K. &Breit, L. (2005). Teaching for understanding with technology. SanFrancisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 0-7879-7230-4

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SEED 773 U820T
Research-based Methods for C&I

Synonym #
23457

Credits
3

Dates
6/11-8/3
100% refund date:
6/15/18

Instructor
Jing Williams

Description
This course will explore current research and methodologies in curriculum, instruction, and assessment in teaching and learning. Emphasis will be placed on using research-based methods and engaging students in meaningful learning.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Dean, C.B., Hubbell, E. R., Pitler, H., & Stone, B.J. (2012). Classroom instruction that works: Researchbased strategies for increasing student achievement (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: ASCD. ISBN13:978- 1416613626

Creekmore, J. & Deaton, S. (2015). The active learning classroom: Strategies for practical educators. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press. ISBN-10: 1-58107-287-2

Ornstein, A. C., Pajak, E. F., & Ornstein, S. B. (2015). Contemporary issues in curriculum (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. ISBN: 978-0-13-325997-1

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SEED 883 U820T
Research & Practice in Reading for ELL K-Adult

Synonym #
23456

Credits
3

Dates
7/9-8/3
100% refund date:
7/10/18

Instructor
Popova Dyanis

Description
Advanced study of theories and research that develops the foundation of the literacy process and instruction, the elements of a balanced, integrated and comprehensive literacy curriculum including on-line and offline materials, instructional practices and strategies for use with English Language Learners K-Adult in a literate environment.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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Sociology (SOC)

SOC 100 U820T/U821T
Introduction to Sociology

Synonym #
13441/13442

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Joleen Pietrzak

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

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SOC 150 U820T
Social Problems

Synonym #
13443

Credits
3

Dates
6/11-8/3
100% refund date:
6/15/18

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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Social Work (SOCW)

SOCW 482 U820T
Social Work and Child Welfare

Synonym #
33887

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Kathy LaPlante

Description
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of child welfare services from an historical, theoretical and practice perspective. Services to children and their families are divided into: support services to families or those which enhance family life, supplemental services that help the struggling family to maintain or regain balance, and substitute services or those that provide for the child when the family cannot on either a temporary or permanent basis. Each service is considered from the point of view of etiology, rationale of the services, and provision of the services, how the consumer views the service, and the trend that may affect the future provision of the service. Services are also discussed in the light of their provision to a variety of diverse populations. The course will include an introduction to the Indian Child Welfare Act and services to Native American children and families.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
See syllabus.

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SOCW 582 U820T
Social Work and Child Welfare

Synonym #
13799

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Kathy LaPlante

Description
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of child welfare services from an historical, theoretical and practice perspective. Services to children and their families are divided into: support services to families or those which enhance family life, supplemental services that help the struggling family to maintain or regain balance, and substitute services or those that provide for the child when the family cannot on either a temporary or permanent basis. Each service is considered from the point of view of etiology, rationale of the services, and provision of the services, how the consumer views the service, and the trend that may affect the future provision of the service. Services are also discussed in the light of their provision to a variety of diverse populations. The course will include an introduction to the Indian Child Welfare Act and services to Native American children and families.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
See syllabus.

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SOCW 640 U820T
Diversity and Social Justice in Rural and Urban Communities

Synonym #
13444

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Stacy Schepel

Description
This course provides students with theoretical and practice knowledge to address issues of diversity and social justice. Students learn to recognize and develop skills to address forms and mechanisms of discrimination. Discussions will focus on the achievement of social justice.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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SOCW 650 U820T
Practice-Informed Quantitative Research

Synonym #
13445

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Margarite Reinert

Description
Introduces students to the basic principles of quantitative social work research, including ethics, problem formulation, and quantitative research designs and methodologies. Emphasis is placed on teaching students to become critical thinkers and responsible consumers of quantitative research. In addition, students will learn how to utilize various quantitative research strategies and methodologies to evaluate social service programs and practice outcomes.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
American Psychological Association (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: Author. [ISBN: 9781433805615]

Dodd, S. & Epstein, I. (2012). Practice-Based Research in Social Work. New York: Routledge. [ISBN: 9780415565240]

Richards, S.B., Taylor, R., Rangasamy, R., & Richards, R.Y. (2014). Single Subject Research: Applications in Educational, 3 rd Edition. Boston, MA: Wadsworth Publishing. [ISBN: 9781337566698]. Mindtap Version.

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SOCW 741 U820T
Social Work in Mental Health Assessment and Treatment

Synonym #
13446

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Kelly Bass

Description
This course provides students with an understanding of mental illness. Students learn the major diagnostic categories and how to conduct a multi-axial diagnosis. Case illustrations and practice experiences are used with a focus on competency-based assessment and research. Students are introduced to the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence a client’s life. They learn to assess the person and consider the impact of the environment when making a diagnosis.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th edition.). Arlington, VA: Author [ISBN: 9780890425558].

American Psychological Association (2009). The publication manual of the American psychological association, 6th edition. Washington, DC: Author [ISBN: 9781433805615].

Barlow, D., Durand, V., and Hofmann, S. (2018). Abnormal psychology: An Integrative approach, loose-leaf version, (8th Edition). MindTap: Cengage Learning. 9781337550925 (MindTap in D2L; you will purchase the “bundle” from the USD bookstore, which will include a downloadable copy at a discounted price. You will need this bundle, as some of your content will only be available by this process).

Morrison, James (2014). Diagnosis made easier: Principles and techniques for mental health clinicians, (2nd Edition). New York: Guilford Press. ISBN-13: 978-1462529841 ISBN-10: 1462529844

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Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 101 U820T
Introductory Spanish I

Synonym #
44562

Credits
4

Dates
5/14-6/22
100% refund date:
5/17/18

Instructor
Armando Galicia-Silva

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

Book Info
Blanco, José A. Portales (Introductory Spanish 1), 2016. Vista Higher Learning ISBN: 9781680041958.

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SPAN 102 U820T
Introductory Spanish II

Synonym #
44563

Credits
4

Dates
6/25-8/3
100% refund date:
6/20/18

Instructor
Armando Galicia-Silva

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
SPAN 101

Book Info
Blanco, José A. Portales (Introductory Spanish 1), 2016. Vista Higher Learning ISBN: 9781680041958.

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Speech Communication (SPCM)

SPCM 101 U820T
Fundamentals of Speech

Synonym #
21016

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

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. & Broeckelman-Post, M.A. (2017). The speaker’s primer – Customized for University of South Dakota. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press. ISBN: 978-1-68036-559-7

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SPCM 101 U821T
Fundamentals of Speech

Synonym #
21017

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Emily Niebrugge

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. & Broeckelman-Post, M.A. (2017). The speaker’s primer – Customized for University of South Dakota. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press. ISBN: 978-1-68036-559-7

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SPCM 101 U822T
Fundamentals of Speech

Synonym #
21018

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Leah Seurer

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. & Broeckelman-Post, M.A. (2017). The speaker’s primer – Customized for University of South Dakota. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press. ISBN: 978-1-68036-559-7

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SPCM 101 U823T
Fundamentals of Speech

Synonym #
21019

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

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
Valenzano, J., Braden, S. & Broeckelman-Post, M.A. (2017). The speaker’s primer – Customized for University of South Dakota. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press. ISBN: 978-1-68036-559-7

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SPCM 101 U824T
Fundamentals of Speech

Synonym #
21020

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

Instructor
Bo Schoenwald

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. & Broeckelman-Post, M.A. (2017). The speaker’s primer – Customized for University of South Dakota. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press. ISBN: 978-1-68036-559-7

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SPCM 440 U820T/U821T
Health Communication

Synonym #
21023/21025

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

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.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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SPCM 540 U820T/U821T
Health Communication

Synonym #
21024/21026

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

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.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
TBA

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Special Education (SPED)

SPED 770 U820T
Early Childhood Special Education

Synonym #
13447

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-6/22
100% refund date:
5/17/18

Instructor
Marcy Drew

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
TBA

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Statistics (STAT)

STAT 281 U820T
Introduction to Statistics

Synonym #
13448

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

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
See syllabus.

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Technology for Education and Training (TET)

TET 553 U820T
Organizational Transition Change Mgmt

Synonym #
23454

Credits
3

Dates
7/9-8/3
100% refund date:
7/10/18

Instructor
Susan Santo

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
Bridges, W. (2004). Transitions: Making sense of life’s changes, 2nd ed. (25th Anniversary Edition). Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, a member of Perseus Books Group. ISBN: 978-0-7382-0904-3 (pbk).

Cameron, E., & Green, M. (2012). Making sense of change management, 4th ed. (PLEASE PURCHASE THIS EDITION.) Philadelphia: Kogan Page. ISBN: 978-0-7494-7258-0 (pbk).

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

Synonym #
13451

Credits
3

Dates
7/9-8/3
100% refund date:
7/10/18

Instructor
Daniel Mourlam

Description
This course is a study of the many philosophical and socio-political dynamics that have influenced and continue to influence education in the United States and around the world. In particular, this course peers into the various influences on education of technology and media communication, and, the pragmatic responses of individuals, schools, society, and governments.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Couros, G. (2015). The innovator's mindset: Empower learning, unleash talent, and lead a culture of creativity. San Diego, CA: Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. ISBN: 978-0-9861554-9-9

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TET 732 U820T
Emerging Technologies in Teaching & Training

Synonym #
13452

Credits
3

Dates
6/11-7/6
100% refund date:
6/12/18

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
No required textbook.

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Theatre (THEA)

THEA 201 U820T
Film Appreciation

Synonym #
13453

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-8/3
100% refund date:
5/21/18

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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THEA 201 U821T
Film Appreciation

Synonym #
21016

Credits
3

Dates
6/11-8/3
100% refund date:
5/15/18

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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Honors (UHON)

UHON 390 U821T
Seminar: Hidden Histories

Synonym #
44934

Credits
3

Dates
5/14-6/22
100% refund date:
5/17/18

Instructor
Scott Breuninger

Description
In-depth exploration of topics not typically found in other college courses. These highly focused courses may require student presentations and discussions of reports based on literature, practices, problems, and research. Enrollment is generally limited to 15 students.

Prerequisites
N/A

Book Info
Felipe Fernandez-Aermesto, Truth: A History and Guide for the Perplexed (St. Martins, 2001).

Kathryn Olmsted, Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11 (Oxford UP, 2009).

Michael Barkun, A Culture of conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America (University of California Press, 2003).

Jeffrey Moran, The Scopes Trial (Bedford, 2002).

Deborah Lipstadt, Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory (Plume, 1994).

Paul Boyer, When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture (Harvard UP, 1992).

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Student Identity Verification Measures

  • 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 are 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 evaluate carefully the proposed proctors assessing potential conflicts of interest. Approved proctors verify student identity prior to each test.
  • Finally, a growing number of online courses supplement instruction with web conferencing. This technology allows the professor to further authenticate identity through voice recognition and visual recognition if webcams are used.