Aug 14, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Course Descriptions


 

Construction Management

  
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    ETCM 4600 - Green Building Rating Systems


    (3) Credit Hours

    The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the concepts associated with Sustainability and the impact the built environment has on it. The main focus is on the different Green Building Rating Systems as they apply to both commercial and residential projects. The rating systems are LEED, Zofnass, Energy Star, Cradle to Cradle, Earthcraft House, Better Built Chattanooga, and Green Globes. By the end of this course, the student should be prepared to take the LEED Green Associate Exam. Fall semester. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisites: ETCM 1740 or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ETCM 4960r - Construction Management Internship


    (3) Credit Hours

    Work experience in construction management. Evaluation and reports required. Internships should be coordinated with the prior consent of an advisor by aligning with a local business. Every semester. Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisites: ETEM 3550 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ETCM 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. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ETCM 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. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ETCM 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. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ETCM 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Differential course fee will be assessed. 

Criminal Justice

  
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    CRMJ 1100 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System


    (3) Credit Hours

    An overview of the criminal justice system as it currently operates in its three major components: police, courts, corrections. A broad-based interdisciplinary perspective is employed to introduce students to the criminal processing system in the United States.
  
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    CRMJ 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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    CRMJ 2010 - Violence in America


    (3) Credit Hours

    An historical investigation into violence in America and the evolutionary response of criminal justice agencies. Every semester. 
  
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    CRMJ 2100 - Criminology


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course introduces students to the basic concepts and theories used in the study of criminal behavior.  It provides an overview of the nature and extent of crime and theoretical approaches to the causes and prevention of crime and juvenile delinquency.  It also reviews how criminal justice policy is affected by various theoretical perspectives and public view of crime.
  
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    CRMJ 2110 - Information Systems


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to information management tools and processes of accountability as they relate to the two systems of justice. Fall semester. 
  
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    CRMJ 2950 - Violence Against Women


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines a variety of forms of violence against women in the United States including domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography. Explores how violence against women has been minimized in society and how the criminal justice system has rarely developed effective ways to address these types of crimes. May be registered as WSTU 2950. Credit not allowed in both CRMJ 2950 and WSTU 2950. 
  
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    CRMJ 3030 - Comparative Criminal Justice Systems


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of these two systems of justice as they function in other countries. Fall semester. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 or completion of general education social science requirement or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 3100 - Policing


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines the historical and philosophical evolution of the police and the role of police in society. Discusses police functions, subculture, community relations and decision making. Explores issues such a police corruption and deviance and attempts to control police behavior. Spring semester. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 3110 - Criminal Justice Research Methodology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the contemporary philosophy and techniques of research as applied in the criminal justice field. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1000 and CRMJ 1100 or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 3120 - Corrections


    (3) Credit Hours

    Philosophical and historical evolution of corrections in the U.S. Emphasis on punishment and rehabilitative rationales, institutional programs and procedures, inmate social structures, and contemporary issues. Spring semester. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 or department head approval. For Criminal Justice majors. Credit not allowed in both CRMJ 3120 and SOC 3230. 
  
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    CRMJ 3170 - Minorities and Criminal Justice


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course involves a critical analysis of multicultural, intergroup relations in the United States. It is intended to help students gain increased understanding of how race, ethnicity, gender, social status, age, occupation, etc., are related to the myriad of problems confronting social relations and the workings of the criminal justices system. Spring semester. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 or completion of general education social science requirement or department head approval. No credit in CRMJ 3170 after completing CRMJ 3310 with a grade of C or better. 
  
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    CRMJ 3180 - Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is intended to provide an overview of women’s involvement in the criminal justice system as offenders, victims and professionals. Considerable attention will be given to women as victims of crime, the social system and the criminal justice process. On demand. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 or completion of social science general education requirement or department head approval. No credit in CRMJ 3180 after completing CRMJ 3310 with a grade of C or better. May be registered as WSTU 3180. Credit not allowed in both CRMJ 3180 and WSTU 3180. 
  
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    CRMJ 3250 - Courts


    (3) Credit Hours

    An overview of the role of the actors in the American courtroom, the interaction of these actors and the effect of social forces on their behavior. Includes prosecutor, plaintiff and defense lawyers, judges, juries, eye witnesses, expert witnesses, and court staff. Fall semester. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 3300 - Probation, Parole and Community Corrections


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines the history, law, administration and current status of community correctional programs, including diversion, probation, parole, halfway houses, volunteer programs and other community programs for juvenile and adult offenders. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 3310 - Race, Class, Gender and Crime


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course will examine unique issues raised by race/ethnicity, class, and gender when analyzed in relationship to crime and social control. Special emphasis is placed on the interaction of these factors in relation to victimization, criminal behavior, and criminal justice responses. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 and CRMJ 2100 or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 3500 - Media and the Criminal Justice System


    (3) Credit Hours

    Critical exploration of media portrayals of crime and criminal justice. News and entertainment genres are examined. Connections between crime, culture, politics, society and individual behavior, and the mass media receive special attention. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 3550 - Public and Private Security


    (3) Credit Hours

    The organization of security systems in public and private agencies and institutions. An in-depth analysis of the historical perspectives, current status components, and opportunity in private security. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 or completion of social science general education requirement or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 3700 - Drugs: The Law and the Community


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of the drug problem, related law, and treatment of alternatives. On demand. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 or completion of social science general education requirement or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 3720 - Serial Murder


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth examination of serial murder. It focuses on the myths and stereotypes that have evolved from mass media and public efforts to find explanations for the relatively rare phenomenon of serial murder. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 or completion of social science general education requirement or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 3750 - Juvenile Justice


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of historical, philosophical, and legal influences defining the juvenile justice system. Students will examine the structure of the juvenile court, choices for intervention, methods for measuring crime, and special topics associated with juvenile justice. Fall semester. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 or completion of general education social science requirement or department head approval. For Criminal Justice majors. Credit not allowed in both CRMJ 3750 and SOC 3220. 
  
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    CRMJ 3900 - Police Procedure and Criminal Investigation


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of the laws on arrest, use of force, search and seizure, interrogation of suspects, obtaining confessions, and criminal identifications. Includes investigative techniques associated with collection and preservation of physical evidence as well as interrogation and preparation of formal statements of witnesses and suspects. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 and CRMJ 3100 or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 4010 - Victimology


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of the multifaceted problem of criminal victimization. Focuses on defining victimization, the incidents of victimization, social characteristics of victims, treatment of victims in the criminal justice system, and efforts designed to alleviate the consequences of victimization. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 or completion of social science general education requirement or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 4020 - Organized Crime


    (3) Credit Hours

    The effect of organized crime on the community, the government, legal systems, and the individual; and methods of combating organized crime. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 or completion of social science general education requirement or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 4040 - Police Administration and Management Issues


    (3) Credit Hours

    An in-depth analysis of critical issues in police leadership, management, and operations with an emphasis on labor-management relations, discrimination, civil liability, risk management, and police review systems. Prerequisites: CRMJ 3100 or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 4120 - Correctional Administration and Legal Rights of Inmates


    (3) Credit Hours

    The study of modern correctional organizations and administrative strategies. Special emphasis is placed on current legal issues involving both staff and client/offenders. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 and CRMJ 3120 or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 4140 - Terrorism


    (3) Credit Hours

    A survey of modern domestic and international terrorism. Examines the structure and dynamics of terrorist groups, types of terrorist violence, and justification of violence. Looks at criminal justice and nonprofit, human services policies and responses to this particular type of disaster. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 or completion of social science general education requirement or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 4150 - White Collar and Corporate Crime


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the relative harm done to society as a result of white collar and corporate crime. Review of causes, legislation, regulatory agencies and possible forms of intervention. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 or completion of social science general education requirement or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 4300 - Ethics in Criminal Justice


    (3) Credit Hours

    An investigation into the implications for criminal justice theory and practice of selected philosophical positions and perspectives. Spring semester.  Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100, CRMJ 2100 or department head approval. Junior standing. 
  
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    CRMJ 4340 - Gangs and the Crime


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course will provide an overview into the characteristics and mentality of gang members. Students will learn how to recognize gangsterism, and understand the gangster’s mentality and influence in America today. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 or completion of social science general education requirement or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 4600 - Dispute Resolution


    (3) Credit Hours

    Alternatives to the courts for conflict resolution, including negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Discussion of legal issues, advantages and limitations of the alternatives. Laboratory exercises in applying these methods. On demand. Prerequisites: Completion of general education behavioral and social science requirements or department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 4780 - Criminal Justice Internship


    (3) Credit Hours

    Supervised internship in a criminal justice agency. Admission requires written application filed with the internship coordinator no later than two months prior to the semester in which the student plans to enroll in the course; personal interview with the internship coordinator; and a 2.00 grade point average, both overall and in criminal justice. Internship placement is based on availability. Every semester. Criminal justice major, junior standing, or department head approval. Graded satisfactory/no credit. 
  
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    CRMJ 4790 - Criminal Justice Advanced Internship


    (3) Credit Hours

    Supervised internship in a criminal justice agency. Admission requires written application filed with the internship coordinator no later than two months prior to the semester in which the student plans to enroll in the course; personal interview with the internship coordinator; and a 2.00 grade point average, both overall and in criminal justice. Internship placement is based on availability. Every semester. Pre or Corequisites: CRMJ 4780 or department head approval. Criminal justice major, junior standing, and department head approval. Graded satisfactory/no credit. 
  
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    CRMJ 4850 - Community Engagement Seminar


    (3) Credit Hours

    Students will plan, design, and carry out a research project on a criminal or juvenile justice issue in the community. Final projects will be grounded in relevant literature and will emphasize the integration of knowledge acquired in previous courses. Final projects which report the results of the study will be presented in a formal research seminar. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100, CRMJ 2100, CRMJ 3100, CRMJ 3110, CRMJ 3120, CRMJ 3250 or department head approval. For Criminal Justice majors only.  Senior standing. 
  
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    CRMJ 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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    CRMJ 4997r - Research


    (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: department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 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: department head approval. 
  
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    CRMJ 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

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

Early Childhood

  
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    ECHD 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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    ECHD 2410 - Child Development and Observation II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of growth and development of children from age three to adolescence. Includes ecological aspects and effects on development. Instruction in observation skills and directed participation in observational activities. Field component. Every semester. 
  
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    ECHD 2420 - Adolescent Development


    (3) Credit Hours

    Consideration of adolescent developmental, cognitive, social theories and application for teaching. Understanding of peer culture/subcultures and effects of breakdown of social support systems. Field component. Every semester. 
  
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    ECHD 2430 - Child Development and Observation I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of child growth and development from infancy to early adolescent years. Includes: ecological effects on development; instruction in observation skills; and, directed participation in observational activities.  Field component. Every semester. Corequisites: ECHD 2430L or department head approval. 
  
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    ECHD 2450 - Introduction to Family Life Programs


    (3) Credit Hours

    An exploration of community and school-based programs that focus on empowering and enhancing individuals and families through education. Includes observational experience.
  
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    ECHD 2460 - Families: Home, School, Community Partnerships


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of the family system as it assumes the child rearing function and parents the developing child throughout the stages of the family life cycle. Special attention is given throughout to the study of parent-professional, parent-community relationships and skills and approaches for building successful partnerships with families. Includes the study of families with “special” circumstances, and how professionals can be supportive and facilitative. Field component.  Every semester. Laboratory/studio course fee will be applied. 
  
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    ECHD 3400 - Family Relations: Family Interaction


    (3) Credit Hours

    Family relationships and alliances at each stage of the family life cycle; the family as a small group: role, status, and power interactions of spouses, siblings, and generations; crises and adjustments. Every semester. 
  
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    ECHD 3450 - Management of Early Childhood Environments


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of the organization and structure of the early childhood classroom environment, communication and interaction with young children, and rationale for guiding behavior. Field component. Prerequisites: EDUC 3060 and ECHD 2410 or department head approval. 
  
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    ECHD 3470 - Oral Language and Early Literacy Development


    (2) Credit Hours

    An examination of oral language development in young children and its link to early literacy competencies. The course will focus on issues of speech styles, narrative development, book handling and print-related behaviors as well as the development of other language skills. Field placement required. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisites: EDUC 2010 or department head approval. Corequisites: EDUC 3090, ECHD 2460, ECHD 4460 or department head approval. 
  
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    ECHD 3650 - Poverty and Asset Building


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course addresses the unique characteristics of poverty and the mindsets of economic classes. An exploration of how poverty impacts learning, work habits and decision making is central to this course. Additionally, the 40 developmental assets, identified as the building blocks of healthy development by the Search Institute, will be explored. Fall semester. 
  
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    ECHD 4050r - Early Childhood Practicum


    (3-6) Credit Hours

    Directed field experience in a selected professional area of early childhood, including a weekly seminar and faculty supervision within an approved institution, agency or business establishment. Written application to department head is required three months prior to the semester in which the student plans to register for the course. Maximum credit: 6 hours. Every semester. Senior status in Early Childhood and department head approval. 
  
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    ECHD 4460 - Strategies for Assessing Young Children


    (3) Credit Hours

    Designed to provide an overview of assessment rationale and experiences in administrating a variety of assessments from informal to formal. Field component. Prerequisites: EDUC 3230 and ECHD 3450 or department head approval. 
  
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    ECHD 4480 - Family Resource Management


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of the managerial functions involved in individual and family systems. The course will include budgeting and financial planning, housing, insurance, credit, savings, decision making, time and stress management, retirement, environmental resources, and taxes.
  
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    ECHD 4650 - Community Partnerships and Service Learning


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is designed to develop civic responsibility, citizenship skills and a service orientation. An appropriate agency or organization serving children and families will serve as the site for this course and classroom activities and work will take place at that agency. A project will be created so that the student may become involved in the mission of the organization through fifty (50) hours of service. Prerequisites: ECHD 3650 or department head approval. 
  
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    ECHD 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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    ECHD 4997r - Research


    (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: department head approval. 
  
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    ECHD 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: department head approval. 
  
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    ECHD 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

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

Economics

  
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    ECON 1010 - Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of national income and its determination, money and banking, economic fluctuations, fiscal and monetary policy, economic growth, and international economics. An introduction to the study of human behavior and the human condition in the context of macroeconomic forces. ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 can be taken in either order. Every semester. Prerequisites: MATH 1010 or MATH 1130 or MATH 1710 or MATH 1720 or MATH 1830 or MATH 1910 or MATH 1950 or ACT Math 19. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 1020 - Principles of Economics: Microeconomics


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of the market system, the price system, forms of business organization, government and business, labor and distribution. An introduction to the study of human behavior and the human condition in the context of microeconomic forces. ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 can be taken in either order. Every semester. Prerequisites: MATH 1010 or MATH 1130 or MATH 1710 or MATH 1720 or MATH 1830 or MATH 1910 or MATH 1950 or ACT Math 19. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual and group projects. Maximum credit 3 hours. On demand.Prerequisites: department head approval. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 3010 - Money and Banking


    (3) Credit Hours

    Development and analysis of the American monetary system and commercial and central banking; special attention to analysis and evaluation of monetary policies. On demand.  Prerequisites: ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 3060 - Public Finance


    (3) Credit Hours

    Public expenditures and revenues, principles of taxation, public debt, and fiscal policy. On demand. Prerequisites: ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 3170 - Labor Economics and the Labor Process


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theories of labor markets, the labor process, and income distribution. Economic aspects of issues such as discrimination, education and unemployment. On demand. Prerequisites: ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 3240 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory


    (3) Credit Hours

    Survey of developments in economic analysis; price determination, including considerable study of demand and cost theory; imperfect competition. On demand. Prerequisites: ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 with minimum grades of C or department head approval.Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 3250 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to contemporary theory of income and employment; emphasis on the essential principles and concepts used in the determination of the level of income and employment, the rate of economic growth, and the general price level. On demand.  Prerequisites: ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 3900r - Experiential Learning: Academic Internship Program


    (3) Credit Hours

    A supervised work experience designed to reinforce and enhance the student’s academic education and strengthen the student’s competencies and fundamental knowledge in Economics. Application process required. Minimum GPA and previous coursework will be evaluated prior to approval. A maximum of three credit hours can be earned through one internship position. A maximum of six credit hours can be earned in ECON 3900r per student through the College of Business with no more than three hours earned per semester. Only three credit hours can be applied to Economics Degree. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: ECON 3240 or ECON 3250, one additional ECON course at the 3000/4000 level, and approval of internship coordinator. Junior Standing. Open to business majors only. Differential course fee will be assessed. Graded on a satisfactory/no credit basis. 
  
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    ECON 4040 - International Economics


    (3) Credit Hours

    The classical and modern theories of international trade; international trade accounting; exchange rates; tariffs and other restrictions on trade; recently created agencies and programs to promote international economic relationships; the influence of international economic relationships on world politics. On demand. Prerequisites: ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 4170 - Women in the Economy


    (3) Credit Hours

    The role of women in the U.S. economy. An economic analysis of women’s labor force participation, discrimination against women in the labor market, women’s paid and unpaid work, the child care industry, and female poverty. On demand. Prerequisites: ECON 1020 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. Junior Standing.  May be registered as WSTU 4170. Credit not allowed in both ECON 4170 and WSTU 4170. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 4250 - Industrial Organization


    (3) Credit Hours

    The structure of industry, business conduct, and economic performance; analysis of antitrust law and government regulation. On demand.  Prerequisites: ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 4280 - Sports Economics


    (3) Credit Hours

    The application of microeconomic theories of supply, demand, market organization, labor markets, and discrimination to amateur, college and professional sports. Prerequisites: ECON 1020 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 4290 - Managerial Economics


    (3) Credit Hours

    The solution of business problems by use of economic theory, accounting, marketing methods, financial techniques, etc. On demand. Prerequisites: Econ 1010 and Econ 1020 with minimum grades of C, MGT 2120 with a minimum grade of C, and MATH 1830 or MATH 1950, or Department Head Approval.  Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 4300 - Environmental Economics


    (3) Credit Hours

    An economic study of environmental issues and alternative solutions to them. Topics include measurement of cost and benefits, property rights and externalities, pollution control, and past, present, and future environmental policy and regulations. On demand. Prerequisites: ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 4370 - Health Care Economics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Supply and demand for health care; government programs affecting health care markets; health care providers as business firms, including hospitals, pharmaceutical firms, individual and group medical practices, health and malpractice insurance providers and HMOs. The role of government will be covered in all of these areas. Health care systems in other countries will be studied and compared to the system in the United States. Prerequisites: ECON 1020 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 4400 - Economic Growth


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introductory survey of modern theories of economic growth and of the empirical applications of such theories. Topics include the neoclassical growth model, new growth theory and the role of economic institutions and government policy in facilitating growth. This course will examine the factors that affect long-term economic growth and development. This course will span both theoretical and empirical approaches to economic growth. Prerequisites: ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 with minimum grades of C and MATH 1010 or higher, or department head approval. Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 4440 - Economic Development


    (3) Credit Hours

    Factors underlying economic progress of nations and geographic areas; analysis of resources, manufacturing and agricultural productivity, saving and investment, trade, monetary and banking system, and fiscal system. On demand. Prerequisites: ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 4530 - History of Economic Thought


    (3) Credit Hours

    Development of theories of value and distribution, macroeconomics, money and banking, international trade, and business cycles; works of Smith, Malthus, Ricardo, Marx, Jevons, Marshall, Wicksell, Knight, Schumpeter, and Keynes. On demand. Prerequisites: ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 4550 - Urban Economics


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of the metropolitan economy with a problem orientation in areas of intra-metropolitan industry location, urban residential location and travel behavior, the urban ghetto, housing markets, urban transportation, and environmental quality. On demand. Prerequisites: ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 4600 - Introduction to Econometrics


    (3) Credit Hours

    The study of issues in economics and statistical tests of economic models through regression analysis. Also recommended for non-economics majors with an interest in economics and mathematics. On demand. Prerequisites: Econ 1010 and Econ 1020 with minimum grades of C, 6 hours in Economics at the 3000- and 4000-level completed, and MGT 2120 or MATH 3100 or MATH 4130 with a minimum grade of C, and MATH 1830 or MATH 1950; or department head approval. Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 4650 - Economics of Regulated Industries


    (3) Credit Hours

    Presentation and analysis of economic aspects of regulation of public service industries. On demand. Prerequisites: ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 4670 - Game Theory


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is an introductory survey of the main ideas and techniques of game-theoretic analysis related to bargaining, conflict, and negotiation. The goal of the course is to provide students with a foundation to apply game-theoretic analysis to negotiation and bargaining situations. The course will emphasize the use of real world examples. Prerequisites: ECON 1010 and ECON 1020 with minimum grades of C, MATH 1830 or MATH 1950, or department head approval. Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 4700 - Seminar in Current Economic Topics


    (3) Credit Hours

    The application of economic techniques and analytical methods to not less than five current topics, which may vary from semester to semester, selected by the department head. Prerequisites: 6 hours of economics courses at the 3000 level or above or department head approval. On demand. Junior Standing. Designed for senior economics majors. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 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. Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 4997r - Research


    (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: department head approval. Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 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: department head approval. Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    ECON 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval.  Junior Standing.  Differential course fee will be assessed. 

Education

  
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    EDUC 1010 - Career and Life Planning


    (3) Credit Hours

    Focus is on helping the individual make career and life plans. A series of techniques (role playing, psychodrama, sociodrama, value clarification, and decision making) will be utilized to facilitate each student’s examining his or her interrelated value systems associated with education, work, leisure, and self-expression. Every semester. 
  
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    EDUC 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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    EDUC 2000r - Investigations of the School in Society


    (1) Credit Hours

    Observations and simulations involving the school as a social institution and the role of the teacher in preparation for instruction. Field component required. Every semester. 
  
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    EDUC 2010 - Education in the United States


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is the introduction and gateway course to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) with multiple out of class requirements. The components of the course will address contemporary issues and historical development of education in the United States. The following topics will be included (but not limited to) instructional technology and technology integration, teacher evaluations, state summative assessments, dispositions, edTPA, lesson planning and meeting the needs of all students through RTI2. Field component. Every semester. 
  
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    EDUC 2090 - Introduction to Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education


    (2) Credit Hours

    This course provides an in-depth consideration of the historical, philosophical, and legal foundations of early intervention, and early childhood education for children with and without exceptional needs. Focus is on current issues and practices in EC/ECSE. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisites: ECHD 2430 or department head approval. 
  
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    EDUC 2100 - Strategies for Early Learners


    (3) Credit Hours

    Planning, implementing, and evaluating effective learning experiences for children from birth through kindergarten. Emphasis on integrated curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice. Field component required. Laboratory/studio course fee will be applied. 
  
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    EDUC 3060 - Designing Instruction and Evaluation in the Elementary Classroom


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the elements of evaluation, planning and management common to elementary school. Students will demonstrate competency in unit development, selected component teaching skills, and evaluation planning. Prerequisites: EDUC 2010 or department head approval. 
  
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    EDUC 3090 - Young Exceptional Learners: Characteristics and Needs


    (3) Credit Hours

    An in-depth study of the characteristics and needs of young children with special needs. Mild, moderate, and severe and/or multiple disabilities; biological and environmental at-risk factors; and early intervention and prevention will be examined. The needs of gifted and children learning English as a second language will also be included. Field placement required. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisites: EDUC 2090 or department head approval. Corequisites: ECHD 3470, ECHD 2460, ECHD 4460. 
  
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    EDUC 3100 - Elementary School Curriculum


    (3) Credit Hours

    The curriculum for grades one through six and the impact of technological and social change on curriculum planning and school organization. On demand. 
  
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    EDUC 3110 - Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School


    (1) Credit Hours

    Designed to model effective methods and materials for teaching social studies in elementary grades. Emphasis on an integrated literature-based spiral curriculum.
  
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    EDUC 3120 - Teaching Science in Elementary School


    (1) Credit Hours

    Designed to develop a variety of teaching strategies for science instruction in the elementary grades. Emphasis placed on resources, inquiry skills, and developmentally appropriate activities. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed. 
 

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