2014 Online Courses

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FIRST SESSION, 2014

DRAM 287 African American Theatre (3).  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). This course serves as an introduction to teaching and to public schooling. It covers foundations and philosophies, current issues and trends. Practicing and prospective teachers as well as students who are interested in education policy will engage in online inquiry and innovative strategies in this online class.

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.

EDUC 705 Internship in School Counseling and Consultation (3-9). April 30-June 11. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Counseling and consultation under supervision in a school setting in order to develop competencies in individual counseling, group counseling, and consultation. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of twelve credit hours. Late afternoon.

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.

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.

JOMC 153 News Writing (3). Study of elements of news stories, writing of leads, organization and writing of various types of news stories.

JOMC 442 Gender and Mass Communication (3). An examination of gender as it relates to media producers, subjects, and audiences with a focus on current practices and possibilities for change.

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. This course is intended for the Master’s in Technology and Communication students only.

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 390: Topics in the Study of Religion: What is Scripture (3).  This course traces past and continued processes that define what the Hebrew/Old Testament has been and is today, with a focus on the history of biblical interpretation.

 

Second Session 2014

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.

EDMX 727 Algebraic Reasoning:  K-5 Discourse and Questioning (3)  Course has major restrictions. Focus on the early algebra concepts of functional thinking and generalized arithmetic in relationship to pedagogical practices centered on questioning in the mathematics classroom.

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.

ENST 202 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (4). This is an online course that will explore how energy and matter flow through different environmental systems (i.e., atmosphere, soils, oceans, ecosystems, etc.) with mini video lectures, interactive content, and lab activities that can be done on your own. You will learn about the environmental processes that influence the flow of energy/matter so that you understand the way the natural world works as well as why and how environmental phenomena such as hurricanes, climate change, and evolution occur. You will also learn about how humans impact these natural systems. 

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 credits) 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). Intensive study of professional and ethical issues and problems facing the mass media and their employees in relation to modern society.

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

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

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.

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.