To ensure that you are ready to take an online course, please click on http://www.unc.edu/tlim/ser/ and the online readiness test

 

FIRST SESSION 2015

AMST 110 Introduction to the Cultures and Histories of Native North America (HIST 110) (3). An interdisciplinary introduction to Native American history and studies. The course uses history, literature, art, and cultural studies to study the Native American experience.

ASIA 300 The Buddhist Tradition: India, Nepal, and Tibet (RELI 283) (3). Examines the diverse beliefs, practices, and cultures associated with Buddhism in the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal, and Tibet. Topics include Buddhism’s development and spread, the cultural dynamics of Himalayan societies, monasticism, folk religion, revivalism, tourism, gender, globalization, and the role of the state in shaping Buddhist life and culture.

DRAM 287 African American Theatre (3).  ONLINE.  This course investigates the history and legacy of African American drama through the study of its literary texts, performance styles, and cultural history.

EDUC 689 Foundations of Special Education (3). This course will provide an advanced introduction to key concepts, issues, and service delivery approaches pertaining to the educational needs of students with high incidence disabilities.

ENGL 140 Introduction to Gay/Lesbian Literature (WMST 140) (3). Introduces students to concepts in queer theory and recent sexuality studies. Topics include queer lit, AIDS, race and sexuality, representations of gays and lesbians in the media, political activism/literature.

ENGL 340 Studies in Jane Austen (3). This course focuses on both the novels of Jane Austen and their fate since publication in the early 19th century. They have inspired countless imitations, over 150 sequels and continuations, and more than 30 full-length films. We will trace the transmission and transformation of the original texts across time and cultures.  This is an online course that is being offered in conjunction with the Jane Austen Summer Program/Conference.

JOMC 153 Writing and Reporting (3). A laboratory course that teaches journalistic skills essential to writing across platforms. Practice in using news gathering tools, such as sourcing and interviewing techniques; writing stories, including leads, organization, quotations, and data; editing for grammar, punctuation, brevity, style, and accuracy; and critical thinking about news values and audiences. Extended class, five days per week. Online section or in-class section.

JOMC 441 Diversity and Communication (3).  An examination of racial stereotypes and minority portrayals in United States culture and communication. Emphasis is on the portrayal of Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans in the mass media. Online section.

JOMC 442 Gender, Class, Race and Mass Media (WMST 442)(3). The media play a critical role in the construction and contestation of ideas about gender, class, and race. Using a range of methods, students will analyze media messages past and present to understand how gender, class, and race influence media production and consumption.

JOMC 717 Information Visualization (3).This course explores the overlap among several disciplines: cognitive science, graphic design, information visualization/architecture, and journalism. Based on readings from some of the main authors of each field, discussions of real world examples, and the design of several projects, the goal of the class is to provide students with the tools to succeed in this critical area of communication. Content covered includes visual communication; information design and visualization; rules of graphic design; cartographical and statistical representation; diagrams as journalistic tools; and ethics of visual communication.

JOMC 890 Digital Data and Analytics (3).This course explores the fundamental concepts and principles that underlie techniques for extracting useful information and knowledge from digital data. The primary goal of the course is to help you view problems from a data perspective and understand how to systematically analyze such problems. This data-analytic thinking can then be applied in a variety of ways, from data journalism to customer relationship management to data-driven decision-making.

PSYC 230 Cognitive Psychology (3). Prerequisite PSYC 101. Topics in attention, memory, visual, auditory, and other forms of information processing, decision making, and thinking.

PSYC 245 Abnormal Psychology (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 101. Major forms of behavior disorders in children and adults, with an emphasis on description, causation, and treatment. Maymester and First Session

RELI 283: The Buddhist Tradition: India, Nepal, and Tibet (ASIA 300) (3).  Examines the diverse beliefs, practices, and cultures associated with Buddhism in the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal, and Tibet. Topics include Buddhism’s development and spread, the cultural dynamics of Himalayan societies, monasticism, folk religion, revivalism, tourism, gender, globalization, and the role of the state in shaping Buddhist life and culture.

SOWO 700 ATOD: Abuse and Dependence (3). This course is designed to introduce the field of substance abuse to social workers. It will provide specific information regarding the use, abuse, and dependency issues related to chemical substances and an overview of the policy and practice issues related to working with substance abusers and their families. Online Section.

SOWO 709 Human Migration: Implications for Policy, Practice and Research (3). Participants will explore factors underlying migration of peoples throughout the world, focusing on the implications for providing services to migrants or studying the impact of migration on communities and populations. Online Section.

SOWO 730 Social Work and the Law (3). Course provides familiarity with legal processes, legal research and legal analysis within the context of socio-legal issues important to social work practice. Online Section.

 

 

SECOND SESSION 2015

ANTH 238 Human Ecology of Africa (3).  Course examines human adaptations to environments across Africa.  Focuses on livelihood systems such as farming, herding, and hunting/gathering.

ASIA 333 The Mahabharata: Remembered, Reimagined, Performed (3). This course offers an introduction to the Sanskrit Mahabharata as well as modern retellings/recastings of the epic in contemporary literature, film, and folk productions of India.

DRAM 287 African American Theatre (3).  ONLINE.  This course investigates the history and legacy of African American drama through the study of its literary texts, performance styles, and cultural history.

EDUC 464 Teaching Profession (3). Introduction to middle grades teaching.  It covers foundations and philosophies, current issues and trends in public schooling. innovative strategies.

EDUC 689 Foundations of Special Education (3). This course will provide an advanced introduction to key concepts, issues, and service delivery approaches pertaining to the educational needs of students with high incidence disabilities.

INLS 500 Human Computer Interactions (3).The behavioral and cognitive activities of those who interact with information, with emphasis on the role of information mediators. How information needs are recognized and resolved; use and dissemination of information. INLS 501 Information Resources and Services (3). Analysis, use, and evaluation of information and reference systems, services, and tools for both printed and electronic delivery. Provides a foundation in electronic information search techniques, question negotiation, interviewing, and instruction.Online Section INLS 520-01 Organization of Information (3). Introduction to the problems and methods of organizing information, including information structures, knowledge schemas, data structures, terminological control, index language functions, and implications for searching.

INLS 585 Management for Information Professionals (3). An introduction to general management principles and practices intended for information professionals working in all types of organizations. Topics include planning, budgeting, organizational theory, staffing, leadership, organizational change, and decision making.

INLS 725: Electronic Health Records (3). Focuses on EHR data standards with emphasis on data management requirements, applications, and services. Course includes HL7, CCHIT, and CDISC standards. For data management specialists, administrators, and health data analysts.

JOMC 141 Professional Problems and Ethics (3). Explore what constitutes ethical practices, what interferes with ethical practices, and what emerging ethical issues may challenge the newest generation of professional communicators. Cases involve print, broadcast, and Internet news media; photojournalism; graphic design; public relations; and advertising.

PSYC 260 Social Psychology (3). Prerequisite, PSYC 101. Introductory survey of experimental social psychology covering attitudes, interpersonal processes, and small groups.

RELI 201: Ancient Biblical Interpretation (3).  The course looks at the origins of biblical interpretation, how the Hebrew Bible was interpreted around the turn of the Common Era, the key formative period for early Christianity and rabbinic Judaism. We consider the nature of interpretation as an endeavor, as well as how the Bible came to be viewed as Scripture.

SPAN 260 Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Literature (3).Prerequisite, SPAN 204, 212, or 402. Develops skills for further literary studies while increasing Spanish language proficiency and providing different world views through literature. Native speakers need permission of the instructor.

SPAN 300 Spanish Composition and Grammar Review (3). Prerequisite, SPAN 250, 255, 260, or equivalent. Intensive grammar review and composition designed to improve accuracy and develop writing skills, using process and task-oriented approaches.

SOWO 401/709 When the World Falls Apart: Managing the Effects of Disasters on Families & Children (3). Is designed to examine the effects that disasters have on children, their families, and communities. This course gives students an understanding of how to deal with the reactions of people exposed to disasters and how to decrease the chances of long-term psychological damage.

SOWO 739 Substance Abuse Policy (3). Students will examine federal and state policy trends regarding substance use and addiction. Students will critically evaluate policies and their influence on access to care, criminalization, treatment, and social justice.