Nov 18, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Course Descriptions


 

Sociology

  
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    SOC 4250 - Advanced Sociology of the Family


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of selected topics in the sociology of the family. Emphasis on the interaction between the family and the society. Special attention given to power relationships and gender roles in marriage and the family. Every fourth semester. Prerequisites: SOC 2150 or ECHD 3400 or SOCW 2100 or department head approval. 
  
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    SOC 4310 - Advanced Social Psychology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Intensive treatment of selected research areas in social psychology. Emphasis upon the interrelationship between current theoretical perspectives and appropriate methodological procedures. On demand. Prerequisites: SOC 3310 or department head approval. May be registered as PSY 4310. Credit not allowed in both SOC 4310 and PSY 4310. 
  
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    SOC 4700r - Special Studies and Problems


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Investigation and reporting on specialized topics in research or theory under faculty direction. Primarily for seniors. Maximum credit 6 hours.On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    SOC 4940r - Sociology Internship


    (3-6) Credit Hours

    Intended to provide majors an opportunity to experience “hands on” activities in a human services setting, learn the operation and policies of an agency, integrate classroom theory with practice, and develop the requisite competencies necessary for a sociological/anthropological practitioner. Prerequisites: SOC 1510 and SOC 3120 or ANTH 1520 and ANTH 3020, completed at least one semester at UTC, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, completion of additional Sociology/Anthropology courses relevant to the internship and approval of the internship coordinator or department head approval. Junior standing. 
  
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    SOC 4995r - Departmental Thesis


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Requires University Honors approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. 
  
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    SOC 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 
  
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    SOC 4998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 
  
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    SOC 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 

Social Work

  
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    SOCW 1100 - Introduction to the Social Work Experience


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the profession of social work, its historical roots, its values, and its fields of practice. Topics include the field of social work, social welfare policy, social work values and ethics, the social work knowledge base, career opportunities, and current issues in social work. A minimum of 30 hours of supervised volunteer hours in an approved social service setting are required. Every semester. 
  
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    SOCW 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. Maximum credit 4 hours. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 2050 - Introduction to Social Policy: A Child and Family Perspective


    (3) Credit Hours

    This is an introduction to the social policy in the United States as it relates to the welfare of both children and families. This course will provide an overview of multiple policies related to children and families, theories related to understanding and implementing public policy, and an overview of the development, implementation, and evaluation of policy. On demand. 
  
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    SOCW 2070 - Interviewing Skills


    (3) Credit Hours

    Interviewing skills is a required pre-social work course where students develop communication, and technical skills for the professional interview. Students cultivate self-awareness and self-regulation for work with diverse populations and demonstrate empathy, interpersonal and technical interviewing skills to effectively engage and assess clients. 
  
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    SOCW 2100 - The Family Experience: Matters of Ethnicity, Race, Class and Gender


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of class, ethnic and racial diversity in the American family through the use of different conceptual perspectives. Every semester. 
  
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    SOCW 3060 - Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families


    (3) Credit Hours

    Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families explores various strategies for designing and implementing social work engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation with individual and family clients. Students will develop a foundational set of generalist practice skills, such as basic interviewing, active listening, building rapport, and problem-solving. Students will apply social work values, ethics, and relevant theoretical perspectives to effectively work with diverse individual and family clients in social work practice. Fall semester. Prerequisites: Admission into the Social Work program or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 3070 - Social Work Practice with Groups


    (3) Credit Hours

    Social Work Practice with Groups explores knowledge, values, and skills for working with diverse groups in the context of a social work setting. Students will develop an understanding of the needs of at-risk and oppressed populations, apply social work values and ethics in decision-making, and practice problem-solving and assessment skills needed for working within a group setting. Students will also develop the skills and knowledge for forming and leading groups. This class will help prepares students to conduct themselves effectively with diverse client populations, in varying community settings, and with a variety of client issues or concerns. Prerequisites: Admission into the Social Work program or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 3080 - Pre-Field Seminar I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Pre-Field Seminar I is the first of a two course sequence in the foundation year. It offers students the opportunity to examine their attitudes and aptitudes toward a career in social work from a personal level. It also encourages and promotes evaluation of concurrent social work classes from an intrapersonal as well as academic perspective. Students will enhance core qualities such as self-knowledge, critical thinking skills and effective oral and written communication and respect for diversity.  Students will also begin developing foundation knowledge in leadership principles in social work. Prerequisites: Admission into the Social Work Program or Dept. Head Approval. 
  
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    SOCW 3120 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment I


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course builds on essential knowledge, values, and skills related to social work theory and micro social work practice. This course emphasizes a systems, person-in-environment perspective and a social, economic, and political justice framework. Relevant concepts and theories from the behavioral sciences will be explored with the aim of providing students with a holistic view of human behavior, specifically with individuals and families. This contextual emphasis will look at human development in the context of larger social conflicts associated with class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and ability status. This course will help build upon social work student’s assessment abilities within generalist social work practice. Within this context, there is a focus on theories, models, conceptual frameworks, and evidence-based practice that pertain to working with individuals and families. There is also an emphasis on knowledge, skills, values, and cognitive affective processes that are explicitly or implicitly involved in social work practice within a micro context. Fall semester. Prerequisites: Admission into the Social Work program or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 3230 - Child Welfare I


    (3) Credit Hours

    This is the first in a series of two child welfare courses offered as part of the Tennessee Child Welfare Certification Program. The course introduces students to knowledge of child maltreatment and the juvenile justice system. It provides an overview of the child welfare system describing the history, policies, and programs, both state and federal. Fall semester. Prerequisites: SOCW 1100 or any Sociology, Psychology or Anthropology course or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 3300 - Mental Health Perspectives


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course provides a basic understanding of mental health and mental illness. Students are given an overview of the various aspects pertaining to mental health and mental illness. There will be an emphasis on our emerging understanding of cross-cultural competencies and their influences on mental health. On demand. Prerequisites: any Sociology, Psychology, or Anthropology course or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 3330 - Diversity and Cultural Competence


    (3) Credit Hours

    This required foundation level course is designed to increase students knowledge, understanding, and awareness of issues related to diversity and cultural competence. Students will enhance core qualities such as self-knowledge, critical thinking skills and effective oral and written communication and develop a respect for diversity and difference.  Prerequisites: Admission into the Social Work program or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 3400 - Social Work Healthcare Services and Policies


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course provides a basic understanding of social work practice in medical and health-related settings. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary practice, diverse skills, roles, and functions of social workers in health care. Students are given an overview of current health policy and the impact of local, state, and federal policy on delivery of services. On demand. Prerequisites: SOCW 3060 and SOCW 3120 or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 3420 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment II


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course builds on essential knowledge, values, and skills related to social work theory and macro social work practice. This course emphasizes a systems, person-in-environment perspective and a social, economic, and political justice framework. This contextual emphasis will look at group, community, and organizational development in the context of larger social conflicts associated with class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and ability status. This course will help build upon social work student’s assessment abilities within generalist social work practice. Within this context, there is a focus on theories, models, conceptual frameworks, and evidence-based practice that pertain to working with groups, communities, and organizations. There is also an emphasis on knowledge, skills, values, and cognitive affective processes that are explicitly or implicitly involved in social work practice within a macro context. Spring semester.Prerequisites: Admission into the Social Work program or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 3500 - Peace Studies


    (2) Credit Hours

    This 2 credit hour seminar is designed for students to explore aspects of peace, violence, non-violence, and justice at local, national and global levels. Every semester. 
  
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    SOCW 3760 - Introduction to Applied Research and Professional Writing


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to research methods and statistics with particular attention to examples from Social Work research. Students will become familiar with the complete research process including the application of statistics. A full range of alternative research designs, including quantitative and qualitative research methods, will be covered. Students will develop professional writing skills in APA style through various writing assignments. Spring semester. Prerequisites: Admission into the Social Work program or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 4070 - Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course prepares students with knowledge and skills for practice within a broad array of community and organizational systems. This course emphasizes knowledge, theories, and frameworks relevant to community and organizational practice that are sensitive to human diversity, such as community development, social action, and organizing and planning. The course will help students develop knowledge, skills, and understand how to apply values when assessing and intervening within communities and organizations. Students will also reflect on cognitive/affective processes inherent to each student when interacting with diverse communities and organizations. Fall semester. Prerequisites: Approved statistics course, SOCW 3070, SOCW 3420, SOCW 3760 and SOCW 4080 or department head approval. Corequisites: SOCW 4120, SOCW 4130, SOCW 4170 or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 4080 - Pre-Field Seminar II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Pre-field Seminar II is designed to assist social work students build on a competency-based curriculum and begins the process of becoming skilled at demonstrating the professional use of self iin preparation for Field Education.  The application of self-assessment, the use of critical feedback and integrating competency-based knowledge and practice is emphasized as is the groundwork for the senior year E-portfolio capstone is Prerequisites: SOCW 3060, SOCW 3080, SOCW 3120 and SOCW 3330 or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 4100 - Social Work Policy and Practice


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is designed to develop analytical skills and the ability to engage in critical thinking concerning social welfare programs, policies, and social problems that create implications for policymaking. The course covers the history of social welfare policy, the context of past and current social welfare policies, and implications for the social work profession. Topics such as social welfare programs, poverty, health care, mental health, children and youth, criminal justice, and services to the elderly will be covered. Emphasis is also placed on critically assessing the appropriateness and adequacy of current social welfare policies within the context of social work practice. The course will expose students to various frameworks for understanding the strengths and limitations of policies, as well as incorporate a social, economic, and political justice lens; a strengths based lens; and a multicultural lens (e.g., age, race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, culture, income, family structure, disability/ability, etc.). Spring semester. Prerequisites: SOCW 4070, SOCW 4120, SOCW 4130 and SOCW 4170 or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 4120 - Field Education I


    (5) Credit Hours

    This is the first course of the two part Field Education experience. The course provides an extensive opportunity for students to apply practice theory to develop skills for generalist social work practice. Through active participation in the social service delivery system, the student becomes familiar with agency structures, functions, and programs. A minimum of 40 clock hours will be spent working in an agency for each of the five hours of course work resulting in 200 total clock hours each semester. Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours per week in the agency setting. Students will also develop a comprehensive field learning contract and evaluation binder documenting how they demonstrated successful application of social work competences and practice behaviors. Prerequisites: SOCW 3070, SOCW 3420, SOCW 3760 and SOCW 4080.  Students will complete SOCW 4080 with a grade of “B” or higher; a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum 2.50 major GPA; or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 4130 - Integrative Field Seminar I


    (1) Credit Hours

    This course is designed to provide a forum for providing mutual support, discussing and completing departmental assignments, exploring on-going practice concerns in the field practicum, and creating an arena in which peer learning takes place. Fall semester. Prerequisites: SOCW 3070, SOCW 3420, SOCW 3760 and SOCW 4080; approved statistics course or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 4170 - Applied Research


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course builds on the research and statistical knowledge and skills learned in previous course work. A comparison of both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies will be explored and examined through a mixed methods in-class project. In addition, students will work with the instructor to develop either an individual or group-led senior research project, which many groups will conduct in partnership with a community social service agency. Throughout the course of the semester, students will develop a research proposal based on their assigned project, create and submit an application to the UTC Institutional Review Board, develop a literature review and methods section of a research paper, and begin to collect data (pending approval from the Institutional Review Board). Fall semester. Prerequisites: SOCW 3070, SOCW 3420, SOCW 3760 and SOCW 4080; approved statistics course or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 4230 - Child Welfare II


    (3) Credit Hours

    This is the second in a series of two courses offered as part of the Tennessee Child Welfare Certification Program. It is designed to assist students in acquiring the practice skills to become culturally competent child welfare workers. The course will analyze the practices of various human/social service agencies that provide services aimed at children, youth and families. Spring semester.Prerequisites: SOCW 3230 and department head approval. Open to child welfare certification and stipend BSW students only. 
  
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    SOCW 4350 - School Social Work and the Law


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course provides an orientation to social work practice in the public school setting. It covers historical, legal, and political developments that affect the modern day roles and functions of the social worker in the school setting, and covers the types of students served, resources and knowledge needed to deliver services and an overview of the public school system. This course is required for Tennessee state certification as a school social worker. On demand. Prerequisites: SOCW 3060 and SOCW 3120 or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 4410 - Integrative Field Seminar II


    (1) Credit Hours

    This course is designed to provide a forum for exploring on-going practice concerns in the field practicum, and creating an arena in which peer learning takes place. The course also provides a vital link between the theoretical knowledge, skills and values derived from course work and practice realities of the field practicum. Spring semester. Prerequisites: SOCW 4070, SOCW 4120, SOCW 4130 and SOCW 4170 or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 4420 - Field Education II


    (5) Credit Hours

    This is the second course of the two part Field Education experience. The course provides an extensive opportunity for students to apply practice theory to develop skills for generalist social work practice. Through active participation in the social service delivery system, the student becomes familiar with agency structures, functions, and programs. A minimum of 40 clock hours will be spent working in an agency for each of the five hours of course work resulting in 200 total clock hours each semester. Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours per week in the agency setting. Students will also develop a comprehensive field learning contract and evaluation binder documenting how they demonstrated successful application of social work competences and practice behaviors. Prerequisites: SOCW 4070, SOCW 4170, SOCW 4120 and SOCW 4130; a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum 2.50 major GPA; or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 4600 - Social Work Practice with Aging Families


    (3) Credit Hours

    An overview of social work knowledge, skills, and values applicable to working with older adults and their families. Content includes an examination of theories and attitudes toward aging, the nature and limitations of gerontological social work forces shaping the delivery system, major biopsychological dimensions in practice, and different models of intervention. Spring semester. Prerequisites: SOCW 1100 and SOC 1510 or PSY 1010 or ANTH 1200 or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 4760 - Data Analysis


    (3) Credit Hours

    This is the final research course that students will take during the social work program. In this course, students will complete the research project that they initiated in the previous semester, as well as complete a series of in-class lab assignments designed to reinforce basic statistical skills. To finalize their research projects, students will finish collecting data, prepare data for analysis, analyze research data, and prepare a final research manuscript. In addition to guidance on the senior research project, this course provides instruction on using SPSS (a statistical software package), solving statistical problems, analyzing data, and interpreting analysis results. Different types of statistical tests and analysis are covered in this course. Students will participate in a formal research showcase to present their research project and findings. Prerequisites: SOCW 4070, SOCW 4120, SOCW 4130 and SOCW 4170 or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 4900 - Senior Leadership Seminar


    (3) Credit Hours

    The Senior Seminar is designed to create critical learning experiences which build leadership skills reflective of social work values and ethics. This course also supports students in the successful integration, completion, and evaluation of the social work program’s capstone project: an electronic portfolio in which students demonstrate mastery of the program’s competencies. Prerequisites: SOCW 4070, SOCW 4120, SOCW 4130 and SOCW 4170 or department head approval. 
  
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    SOCW 4995r - Departmental Thesis


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Requires University Honors approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.Every semester. 
  
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    SOCW 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 
  
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    SOCW 4998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 
  
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    SOCW 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 

Spanish

  
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    SPAN 0100 - International Study Abroad (Out)


    (1-12) Credit Hours

    This course is for UTC students who are studying abroad during a specific semester.
  
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    SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I


    (4) Credit Hours

    Basic grammar, elementary reading, and conversation. Fall semester. 
  
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    SPAN 1020 - Elementary Spanish II


    (4) Credit Hours

    Continuation of 1010. Spring semester. Prerequisites: SPAN 1010 with a minimum grade of C or placement or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 1050 - Intensive Elementary Spanish


    (8) Credit Hours

    Basic grammar, elementary reading, culture, conversation, and composition. Intensive class. Class will mostly be conducted in Spanish.
  
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    SPAN 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. Maximum credit 4 hours. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 2110 - Intermediate Spanish for Conversation I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Intensive oral practice in Spanish with emphasis on acquiring conversational skills. Class taught mostly in Spanish. This course is for minors and majors. Fall semester. Prerequisites: SPAN 1020 or SPAN 1050 with a minimum grade of B or placement, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 2120 - Intermediate Spanish for Conversation II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Emphasis on oral proficiency and cultural awareness of the Spanish speaking world, in preparation for upper level courses. Class taught mostly in Spanish. This course is for minors and majors. Spring semester. Prerequisites: SPAN 2110 with a minimum grade of C or placement, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 2130 - Intermediate Spanish for Reading I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Continuation of grammar, and oral practice in Spanish with emphasis in acquiring reading skills. Classes taught mostly in English with discussion in Spanish or in English. This course is for students who only wish to satisfy their foreign language requirement. It does not prepare students for upper level Spanish courses. Fall semester. Prerequisites: SPAN 1020 with a minimum grade of C or placement or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 2140 - Intermediate Spanish for Reading II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Readings on Hispanic culture, literature and civilization. Emphasis on acquiring reading and translation skills. Classes conducted mostly in Spanish with discussion in English or in Spanish. This course is for students who only wish to satisfy their foreign language requirement. It does not prepare students for upper level Spanish courses. Spring semester. Prerequisites: SPAN 2110 or SPAN 2130 with a minimum grade of C or placement or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 2999r - Group Studies


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisites: SPAN 2120 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 3110 - Spanish Composition and Conversation I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Selections from Spanish literature, topics of current interest, and articles from Spanish newspapers and magazines may be used as a basis for discussions and compositions. Fall semester. Prerequisites: SPAN 2120 with a minimum grade of C and oral proficiency with a rating of Novice-High or placement; ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 1020 or UHON 1010 or UHON 1020 with a minimum grade of C or placement, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 3120 - Spanish Composition and Conversation II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Selections from Spanish literature, topics of current interest, and articles from Spanish newspapers and magazines may be used as a basis for discussions and compositions. Spring semester. Prerequisites: SPAN 2120 with a minimum grade of C and oral proficiency with a rating of Novice-High or placement; ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 1020 or UHON 1010 or UHON 1020 with a minimum grade of C or placement, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 3130 - Introduction to Textual Analysis and Composition


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is designed in order to introduce students to the study of textual analysis in Spanish and to improve analytical writing skills in the target language. By approaching textual analysis in terms of genre–namely narrative fiction, essay, poetry, and drama–students will develop an understanding of specific generic conventions, along with an appreciation of broader themes and trends in Hispanic literature and culture. This course is also designed to promote critical thinking skills; thus, students will learn how to interpret, discuss, and write analytical essays about different kinds of texts in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN 2120 with a minimum grade of C or placement out of the first two years of Spanish, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 3210 - Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of advanced grammar with special emphasis on writing and style.  Reading and analysis of illustrative texts.  Practice may be in a variety of written genres and styles:  creative writing, persuasive essays, research papers, technical writing, translation or editing. On demand. Prerequisites: SPAN 2120 with a minimum grade of C or placement, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 3220 - Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of advanced grammar with special emphasis on writing and style.  Reading and analysis of illustrative texts.  Practice may be in a variety of written genres and styles:  creative writing, persuasive essays, research papers, technical writing, translation or editing. On demand. Prerequisites: SPAN 2120 with a minimum grade of C or placement, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 3230 - Introduction to Spanish Culture


    (3) Credit Hours

    The fine arts, patterns of living, and total life style of the Spanish people approached through their language. Geographical and historical backgrounds included. Prerequisites: SPAN 2120 with a minimum grade of C or placement, or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 3250 - Introduction to Latin American Culture


    (3) Credit Hours

    The fine arts, patterns of living, and total life-style of the Latin American people approached through their language. Geographical and historical backgrounds included. Prerequisites: SPAN 2120 with a minimum grade of C or placement, or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 3310 - Masterpieces of Spanish Literature


    (3) Credit Hours

    Readings of representative works from the earliest epic and lyric poetry to the modern novel and theater with attention to cultural, political, and social background. Prerequisites: SPAN 2120 with a minimum grade of C or placement, or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 3320 - Masterpieces of Latin American Literature


    (3) Credit Hours

    Readings of representative works from the Chronicles of the Conquest to contemporary works, with attention to the cultural, political and social background. On alternate years. Prerequisites: SPAN 2120 with a minimum grade of C or placement, or department head approval. Pre or Corequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 3400 - Spanish Internship


    (3) Credit Hours

    A cooperative arrangement between the university and specific elementary or middle schools, social service agencies or businesses involved with either foreign language instruction, service to foreign language-speaking clients, or business transactions with companies abroad. Every semester. Pre or Corequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and department head approval. Junior or senior standing and department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 3998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester.  Prerequisites: SPAN 3110, 3120, 3130, 3210, 3220, 3230 or 3250 or department head approval.  Department may have additional prerequisite requirements.  
  
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    SPAN 3999r - Group Studies


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisites: SPAN 2120 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. Corequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 4000r - Topics in Spanish Literature


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of topics such as Spanish literature of the Golden Age, 18th and 19th century Spanish literature, The Generation of 1898, and contemporary Spanish literature. On demand, by special arrangement with the department head and the instructor. Prerequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 4010r - Special Topics in Hispanic Language or Literature


    (2-3) Credit Hours

    A reading course with emphasis on a field, period, or author, or on a topic of philology or linguistics. On demand, by special arrangement with the department head and the instructor. Prerequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 4020r - Topics in Spanish-American Literature


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of topics such as Spanish-American novel, Spanish-American theater and poetry, and Spanish-American essay. On demand, by special arrangement with the department head and the instructor. Prerequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 4030 - Cervantes: Don Quijote de la Mancha


    (3) Credit Hours

    A critical reading of Cervantes’ masterpiece, in its entirety, in the original seventeenth-century Spanish. The history, art, philosophy, religion, and literature of Spanish Golden Age, presented as the background for Cervantes’ novellas. The imprint of Cervantes’ prose style in modern Spanish will be studied. Prerequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 4050 - Romance Philology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Historical linguistics, the development of Romance languages from Vulgar Latin into modern Romance Languages. Covers basic linguistic concepts and terminology as well as phonological and morphological developments in Romance languages with particular emphasis in French and Spanish. Prerequisites: FREN 3210 or FREN 3220, or SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, or LAT 2020, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 4060 - Spanish Phonetics and Phonology


    (3) Credit Hours

    A course in the applied linguistics of Spanish pronunciation. Issues of Spanish pronunciation (standard and dialects) through phonetic transcription (using IPA), basic linguistic terminology, and accurate description of Spanish sounds. Also presents all the Peninsular and Latin American contemporary variants of spoken Spanish, including Spanish spoken in the U.S. Prerequisites: SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220 with minimum grades of C or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 4080 - Spanish American Poetry


    (3) Credit Hours

    Readings of poetry from Spanish American from the Colonial Period to the present with an introduction to poetic theory and modes of approaching a poetic work. Prerequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 4100 - Spanish American Short Story


    (3) Credit Hours

    Readings and analyses of representative works by contemporary Spanish American short story writers. Prerequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 4110r - Spanish Cinema, Civilization, and Culture


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course will combine Spanish or Latin American film, civilization, and culture around a specific place, time period or historical event. Prerequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 4120 - Spanish American Theatre


    (3) Credit Hours

    Readings in the dramatic literature of Spanish America of the 20th and 21st centuries, focusing on literary currents to which a play belongs, its form, the use of the language and the use of settings. Prerequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 4140 - Magical Realism in Spanish American Narrative


    (3) Credit Hours

    Readings of Spanish American narrative texts (short stories, novellas, and novels) that exhibit the characteristics of the style known as “Magical Realism.” Discussion of the texts, including the way in which the cultures of Spanish America are reflected in them. Prerequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 4400 - Spanish Internship for Teachers


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is an intensive internship for teachers. It includes a cooperative arrangement between the student and educational, business or social service agencies involved with foreign languages. Students who seek licensure in modern languages are required to study abroad or have a similar cultural experience. This meets the requirement for that experience. Prerequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 4930 - Senior Seminar Spanish


    (3) Credit Hours

    Integrated capstone experience emphasizing the knowledge and skills essential in the major covering Spanish language, literature, Hispanic culture and civilization. Spring semester. Prerequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, or department head approval. Spanish major with senior standing. 
  
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    SPAN 4995r - Departmental Thesis


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Requires University Honors approval. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, or department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, and department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 4998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, and department head approval. 
  
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    SPAN 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. On demand. Prerequisites: SPAN 3110 or SPAN 3120, and SPAN 3210 or SPAN 3220, and SPAN 3130, and department head approval. 

STEM Education

  
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    STEM 1010 - Step One: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching Science and Mathematics


    (1) Credit Hours

    Introduction to mathematics and science teaching as a career. Discussions include standards-based lesson design and various teaching and behavior management strategies. Fieldwork consists of planning and teaching three inquiry-based lessons to students in grades three to five in local elementary schools. Field component. No credit in STEM 1010 or 1020 after satisfactory completion of STEM 1030. Every semester. 
  
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    STEM 1020 - Step Two: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design in Math and Science


    (1) Credit Hours

    Topics include routes to teacher certification in mathematics and science; various teaching methods that are designed to meet instructional goals; and learner outcomes. Students develop and teach three inquiry-based lessons in their field in a middle school and participate in peer coaching. Field component. No credit in STEM 1010 or 1020 after satisfactory completion of STEM 1030. Every semester. Prerequisites: STEM 1010 with a minimum grade of C and STEM Education program Co-Director approval. 
  
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    STEM 1030 - Step One/Step Two: Inquiry-Based Mathematics and Science Teaching


    (2) Credit Hours

    Introduction to mathematics and science teaching as a career. Discussions include standards-based lesson design; various teaching methods designed to meet instructional goals; behavior management strategies; and learner goals. The course emphasizes lesson planning and assessment of student learning. Students develop and teach inquiry-based lessons to students in middle grades and to students in grades three through five, all in local elementary and middle schools, and participate in peer coaching. Every semester. Field component. No credit toward Education degree. Every semester. 
  
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    STEM 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    STEM 2010 - Knowing and Learning


    (3) Credit Hours

    Course introduces the teacher candidate to the psychological foundations of educational theory and practice especially as it applies to the teaching of mathematics and science.  Topics include learning theories and the contributions of leaders in the field of knowing and learning, learner characteristics and diversity, intelligence, motivation, and various models of teaching math and science for all learners.  It offers a broad base of content focused on human learning as well as a more in-depth look at how students learn and retain concepts in mathematics and science. Every semester. Prerequisites: University, STEM and major department grade point averages of at least 2.75; STEM 1030 with a minimum grade of C or STEM Education Director approval. Admission to the STEM Education program. 
  
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    STEM 2020 - Classroom Interactions


    (3) Credit Hours

    Course introduces the principles behind delivering effective instruction in various formats (lecture, lab, digital, cooperative settings); examination of gender, class, race, and culture in mathematics and science education; basics of exceptional education policies and practices; and overview of policy related to mathematics and science education. Field component. Every semester. Prerequisites: University, STEM, and major department grade point averages of at least 2.75; STEM 2010 with a minimum grade of C or STEM Education program Director approval. Admission to the STEM Education program. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    STEM 3010 - Perspectives on Science and Mathematics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to the historical, social and philosophical implications of the nature of science/mathematics and how to integrate this information into the curriculum to enhance learning. Emphasis will be placed on assessment techniques and developmentally appropriate strategies and materials. Classroom diagnostic and prescriptive teaching; linking secondary science and mathematics, assessment, decision-making and instruction; in-depth study of selected assessment instruments, instructional strategies, materials, and management procedures in science and mathematics education. Students are also expected to demonstrate a vision of scientific literacy that connects theory to practice. Every semester. Prerequisites: University, STEM, and major department grade point averages of at least 2.75; ENGL 1020  or UHON 1020 and completion of all 1000-level major courses with a minimum grade of C; STEM 2020 with a minimum grade of C or STEM Education program director approval. Admission to the STEM Education program. 
  
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    STEM 3020 - Research Methods in Science


    (3) Credit Hours

    Recent developments and research methods in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students perform independent inquiries and learn to combine skills from STEM to solve research problems. Every semester.Prerequisites: University, STEM, and major department grade point averages of at least 2.75; ENGL 1020 or UHON 1020, an approved general education statistics course and completion of all 1000-level major courses with a minimum grade of C; STEM 2020 with a minimum grade of C or STEM Education program Director approval. Admission to the STEM Education program. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    STEM 4010 - Project-Based Instruction


    (3) Credit Hours

    Foundations of project-based, case-based, and problem-based learning environments; principles of project-based curriculum development in mathematics and science education; classroom management and organization of project-based learning classrooms. Field component. No credit toward Education degree. Every semester. Prerequisites: university, STEM, and major department grade point averages of at least 2.75; STEM 3020 with a minimum grade of C or STEM Education program Co-Director approval. Admission to the STEM Education program. 
  
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    STEM 4020 - Apprentice Teaching


    (6 or 12) Credit Hours

    Closely supervised fieldwork in cooperating school. Experience includes carrying out the duties of a secondary teacher. Twenty to 40 hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. No credit toward Education degree. Field component. Every semester. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Checkpoint 3 and all but at most two content courses successfully completed and a passing score on preliminary portfolio. Offered on a pass/fail basis only. 
  
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    STEM 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 

Theatre and Speech

  
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    THSP 1000r - Performance and Production


    (1) Credit Hours

    Introductory laboratory course in performance and production. Project assignments in departmental productions and workshops. Contact the department head for assignments. Does not count toward major or minor credit. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    THSP 1070 - Voice and Diction


    (3) Credit Hours

    Systematic training of the speaking voice for controlled articulation, volume, and tone in interpersonal communication. Every semester. 
  
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    THSP 1080 - Oral Interpretation


    (3) Credit Hours

    Systematic teaching of the principles and skills of effective oral reading with a continuing study of voice and diction. On demand. 
  
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    THSP 1090 - Public Speaking


    (3) Credit Hours

    Practical application of the principles of public speaking and group discussion. Every semester. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    THSP 1100 - Speaking Through Performance


    (3) Credit Hours

    Instruction and practice in the application of imaginative processes and performance skills with observation and research in the creation of effective and expressive oral presentation.
  
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    THSP 1110 - Introduction to the Theatre


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of the theatre and its drama; examination of selected plays as representative types of drama, as products of a cultural milieu, and as works intended for performance. Designed to heighten the student’s perception, appreciation, and enjoyment of a variety of forms of theatre in performance. Every semester. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    THSP 1130 - Introduction to Dance


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introductory study of dance forms and function and of specific practices in a range of different cultures. Designed to heighten the student’s understanding and appreciation of how dance expresses aesthetic values and how it embodies social, religious and political values.
  
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    THSP 1150 - Theatre: Introduction to Performance


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to acting and use of total instrument of the theatre. Emphasis upon dramatic theory and literature and their relationship to performance. Every semester. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    THSP 1210 - Beginning Acting


    (3) Credit Hours

    The basic principles of acting. On demand. 
 

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