Jul 05, 2020  
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Courses


 

Computer Science

  
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    CPSC 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Maximum of 3 hours may be applied to the degree. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval. Supplementary course fee assessed.
  
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    CPSC 5999r - Thesis


    (1-6) Credit Hours

    The development of a project of thesis magnitude and quality. Oral defense required. Maximum of six hours graded credit to be applied toward degree. Must register for course until thesis is completed. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Supplementary course fee assessed.

Counseling

  
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    COUN 5020 - Introduction to the Counseling Profession


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introductory study of the counseling profession. Information is provided about the basic educational, historical, philosophical and psychological foundations of counseling as well as specific traits and skills of professional counselors. The course is also designed to provide beginning level concepts and skills required for certification and licensure. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the community or school counseling program.
  
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    COUN 5100 - Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling


    (3) Credit Hours

    The ethical standards of the ACA code of ethics and related entities (i.e., ASCA, AAMFT) and applications of ethical and legal considerations in professional counseling. An overview of ACA, its divisions, branches, and affiliates, along with standards for professional credentialing, including certification, licensure, and accreditation practices. The role of the professional counselor in advocating on behalf of the profession and advocacy processes needed to address institutional and social barriers that impede access, equity, and success for clients. Prerequisites: COUN 5020 and COUN 5450, or department head approval.
  
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    COUN 5370 - Gender Issues in Counseling


    (3) Credit Hours

    Emphasis on sex role socialization and male/female roles as they pertain to counseling issues and practices. Exposure to non-sexist counseling and new models of mental health that transcend sex-biases. Prerequisite: COUN 5020 or department head approval.

     

  
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    COUN 5430 - Theories of Human Development


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theory and research on emotional, social, and intellectual development over the life span with applications to educational and therapeutic settings. Prerequisite: COUN 5020 or department head approval.

     

  
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    COUN 5440 - Theories and Techniques of Counseling


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study and multicultural critique of the major theoretical approaches to counseling including but not limited to: Psychoanalytic, Adlerian, Client-centered, Gestalt, Behavioral, Cognitive-Behavioral, Reality, and Systems theory. Students will learn counseling techniques associated with different theories through applied in-class and extra-class activities. May be registered as EPSY 5440. Credit not allowed in both COUN 5440 and EPSY 5440.Prerequisites: COUN 5020 or department head approval.
  
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    COUN 5450 - Counseling Skills


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to basic counseling skills (Attending, listening, responding, and problem solving) through role play and application. Students gain skills and techniques of basic counseling by participating in simulated counseling sessions with peers. May be registered as EPSY 5450. Credit not allowed in both COUN 5450 and EPSY 5450. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the community or school counseling program, admission into the school psychology program, or department head approval.
  
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    COUN 5470 - Group Counseling


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of group theories and techniques through supervised experience in small groups. Prerequisites: COUN 5020 and 5450, or department head approval.
  
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    COUN 5480 - Measurement and Assessment in Counseling


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study and use of tests and instruments commonly used by counselors to aid the individual’s self-understanding and the making of educational and vocational choices. Emphasis is upon group tests and inventories. Prerequisites: EPSY 5010 and COUN 5020, or department head approval.
  
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    COUN 5490 - Career Development and Counseling


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of career development theories; occupational, educational, and labor market information resources including media, computer-driven and other technologies; career development program planning, implementation, and evaluation with the help of computer-assisted programs, career counseling techniques, assessment instruments, and processes; and skills useful in managing careers over time. Special attention is given to factors affecting the career development of diverse populations, such as age, gender, sexual orientation, physical challenge, and other cultural determinants. Pre- or corequisite: COUN 5020 or department head approval.

     

  
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    COUN 5500 - Perspectives on Human Sexuality for Counselors


    (3) Credit Hours

    Focus on counseling perspectives of human sexual development, adjustment, remediation; designed to increase the counselor’s understanding and acceptance of his/her own sexuality and that of clients and students. Pre- or corequisites: COUN 5020 or department head approval.
  
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    COUN 5510 - Crisis Counseling and Suicidology


    (3) Credit Hours

    Therapeutic approaches designed to help clients cope with developmental and/or situational high stress events; intensive study of suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. Pre- or Corequisite: COUN 5020 or department head approval.
  
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    COUN 5520 - Addictions Counseling


    (3) Credit Hours

    Methods of counseling addicted clients and their families. Physiological and psycho-pharmacological information. The primary focus will be on alcohol addiction, although many other addictions will be addressed. Pre- or corequisite: COUN 5020 or department head approval.
  
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    COUN 5530 - Family Counseling I


    (3) Credit Hours

    An overview of system approaches to couples and family counseling. Attention is given to family development, transitions, and diverse structures including but not limited to single parenthood, same-sex couples, extended families, and grandparents as primary caretakers. Pre- or corequisite: COUN 5020 or department head approval.
  
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    COUN 5540 - Counseling Children and Adolescents


    (3) Credit Hours

    Techniques for counseling children and adolescents. Factors influencing development of personality in children and adolescents, a psychological foundation for counseling them, and an understanding of many typical emotional problems confronted by children. The class format will include lectures, group discussion, online discussion, role play, and practical application of techniques. Prerequisite: COUN 5020 or department head approval.
  
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    COUN 5550 - Counseling Practicum


    (3) Credit Hours

    A site-based supervised experience where students participate in conducting counseling sessions. This course provides students with the opportunity to refine skills learned in Pre-Practicum and apply to actual counseling sessions. These skills include attending skills, therapeutic relationship building skills, and basic counseling skills, as well as skills in self-reflection and self-awareness. Students will recognize the influence of personal biases and values in providing counseling services and will be expected to conduct and participate in case presentations. Students will demonstrate an ability to receive feedback and provide constructive feedback to peers. 100 total on-site hours with 40 hours of direct service. Graded S/NC. Prerequisites: EPSY 5010, COUN 5020, 5100, 5430, 5440, 5450; or department head approval. Maximum credit six hours.
  
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    COUN 5590 - Internship in Community Counseling


    (6) Credit Hours

    A 600-hour supervised intensive experience, where students participate as counselors in a community setting. Students are expected to fully participate in an array of indirect services as well as 300 hours of direct service on site. Prerequisites: COUN 5550, COUN 5470, COUN 5760 and department head approval. Graded S/NC.

    6 Credit hours Lecture

  
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    COUN 5610 - Community Counseling Seminar


    (3) Credit Hours

    Overview of theory and practice of counseling in human services agencies and other clinical mental health settings. Emphasis is given to the role, function, and professional identity of clinical mental health counselors, and to principles and practices of community outreach, intervention, education, consultation, and client advocacy. Prerequisites: COUN 5020, COUN 5440 and COUN 5450, or department head approval. Standard letter grade.
    3.000 Credit hours
  
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    COUN 5620 - School Counseling Seminar


    (3) Credit Hours

    An overview of the role and scope of school counseling, components of school counseling programs, legal and ethical issues in school counseling, and effective evaluation and accountability. This course will include information on major structures used in research and to understand learning in educational settings as it relates to counseling. Prerequisites: COUN 5020, 5440 and 5450, or department head approval.
  
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    COUN 5630 - Introduction to Counseling Supervision


    (3) Credit Hours

    Theory and techniques of supervising counselors in a variety of settings. Theory, research, and experience in monitoring and evaluating counselor performance during stages of the counseling process are emphasized. Field experience required. Prerequisite: COUN 5020 or department head approval.

     

  
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    COUN 5640 - Introduction to Play Therapy


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is designed to provide students with basic information related to play therapy. The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to interventions and strategies that focus on various theoretical orientations and play therapy techniques for use in counseling with children and families. Students will have the opportunity to receive supervised experience as they use various strategies in class and through assignments. Prerequisite: COUN 5020 or department head approval.

     

  
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    COUN 5650 - Examination and Implementation of School Counseling Principles


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course explores contemporary issues facing professional school counselors. Topics focus on the development of advanced knowledge and skills in emerging areas relevant to school counselors including consultation and collaboration, effective team membership, parental and community needs, ethical and legal issues, leadership, advocacy, transition, student learning, identification of strengths and coping strategies, group dynamics, skills needed for crisis intervention and the etiology of addictions and addictive behaviors. A 15-hour field experience is required for this course. Prerequisite: COUN 5620 department head approval.
  
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    COUN 5680 - Counseling Couples


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course surveys relevant theories of marriage and family therapy that specifically relate to counseling couples. The major emphasis is on basic relationship processes including healthy couple functioning, communication, developmental sequences, family of origin issues, intimacy, sexuality and conflict. Treatment planning and therapeutic strategies for specific couple problems such as divorce, marital affairs, and domestic violence are addressed. Prerequisite: COUN 5020 or department head approval.

     

  
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    COUN 5700 - Internship in Elementary School Counseling


    (3) Credit Hours

    Supervised experience in an elementary school counseling position for at least 300 clock hours. Students are to participate in the full array of guidance related activities under the supervision of a licensed elementary school counselor. One hour weekly site supervision is required. Group supervision performed by a faculty member is also provided. The internship will require the completion of a substantial written report detailing a project completed while in the internship. Graded S/NC. Prerequisite: COUN 5470, COUN 5550, COUN 5760 or department head approval.
  
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    COUN 5710 - Internship in Secondary School Counseling


    (3) Credit Hours

    Supervised experience in a secondary school counseling position for at least 300 clock hours. Students are to participate in the full array of guidance related activities under the supervision of a licensed secondary school counselor. One hour of weekly site supervision is required. Group supervision performed by a faculty member is also provided. The internship will require the completion of a substantial written report detailing a project completed while in the internship. Graded S/NC. Prerequisite: COUN 5470, COUN 5550, and COUN 5760 or department head approval.
  
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    COUN 5720 - Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


    (3) Credit Hours

    300-hour supervised intensive experience, students participate as counselors in a clinical mental health setting; participation in indirect services and 120 hours of direct service on site. Prerequisites: COUN 5550, COUN 5470, COUN 5760, or department head approval. Repeatable Graded S/NC.

     

    3.000 Credit hours

     

  
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    COUN 5750 - Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders


    (3) Credit Hours

    Issues and techniques for understanding and diagnosing psychopathology according to DSM-IV criteria. Examples from case histories that are written and/or videotaped. Prerequisite: COUN 5020 or department head approval.

     

  
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    COUN 5760 - Theory and Practice in Multicultural Counseling


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of multicultural and pluralistic trends in contemporary society with the goal of approximating a theory of multicultural counseling taking into consideration the etic vs. emic debate. Cultural Identity Development and Acculturation paradigms are emphasized and their application to individual, group, family, and organizational counseling. Students have the opportunity to examine their own cultural identity and its impact upon the counseling process. Also included are culturally sensitive interventions with diverse populations based on age, race, religious preference, sexual orientation, physical and intellectual ability, ethnicity, family patterns, socioeconomic status, and gender. Prerequisites: COUN 5020 and 5450, or department head approval.
  
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    COUN 5770 - Foundations of Gerontological Counseling


    (3) Credit Hours

    The physical, social, and emotional concerns of older people, especially as they relate to the counseling process. Exposure to the diverse issues impacting our aging society. Prerequisite: COUN 5020 or department head approval.
  
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    COUN 5780 - Advanced Family Counseling


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is an advanced seminar in couples and family counseling theory and intervention, with an emphasis on creative and experiential techniques and therapeutic interventions. Central to this course is an exploration of systemic counseling theory and therapeutic techniques that may support multi-stressed families and individuals, with complicating issues including substance abuse, mental illness, family violence, sexual abuse, and lack of financial resources. Prerequisites: COUN 5020 and 5530, or department head approval.

     

  
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    COUN 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
  
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    COUN 5998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval.

Criminal Justice

  
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    CRMJ 5000 - Criminal Justice Proseminar


    (3) Credit Hours

    A comprehensive review of the criminal justice system focusing on how the system functions in theory and practice. Analysis of specific policies relevant to crime and the administration of justice is used to explore the process of forming public policy and the impact criminal justice professionals have upon the policy implementations.
  
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    CRMJ 5010 - Research Methodology I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Emphasis on the development of research and design skills and related competencies encompassing writing skills, development of research resources, library utilization and computer applications involved in examining and reporting criminal justice issues. Prerequisites: basic statistics course, research methods course.
  
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    CRMJ 5015 - Social Control/Prevention


    (3) Credit Hours

    A historical study of the development and evolution of the concept of social control and its implication for prevention; consideration of enforcement; political and societal impact toward social regulation.
  
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    CRMJ 5020 - Research Methodology II


    (3) Credit Hours

    An overview of applied research and exploration of advanced concepts of research design. Application of computer to multivariate statistics, nonparametric tests, regression models, and secondary data. An applied research project is carried out. Prerequisite: CRMJ 5010.
  
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    CRMJ 5030 - Theoretical Perspectives of Crime


    (3) Credit Hours

    Critical examination of current theoretical perspectives on crime and justice.
  
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    CRMJ 5040 - Professional Development


    3 Credit Hours

    Workforce preparation and/or transition to new careers and requires graduate students to systematically analyze their role as professional in the field. Repeatable.  Standard letter grade.
    3.000 Credit hours Lecture

     

  
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    CRMJ 5050 - Criminal Justice Policy and Administration


    (3) Credit Hours

    An analysis of the administration of the criminal justice process in theory and practice in the United States. Includes the study of bureaucracy and complex organizations. Explores management strategies, leadership styles, and human resources issues relevant to the administration of criminal justice systems, justification for punishment, incarceration, community-based corrections, rehabilitations and correctional reform.
  
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    CRMJ 5060 - Police and Society


    (3) Credit Hours

    The philosophy and role of American policing, politics and policing, managing police organizations, police-community relations, police operational and administrative practices, police research, police executive development, emergent issues and problems in policing.
  
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    CRMJ 5100r - Special Topics in Criminal Justice


    (3) Credit Hours

    Concentration and research in selected fields of study. May be repeated. Maximum credit six hours.
  
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    CRMJ 5120 - Juvenile Delinquency and the Justice System


    (3) Credit Hours

    Overview of the juvenile justice system, including historical development, philosophical orientation, organizational structure, and contemporary controversies. Examines police response to juveniles, the juvenile court, and juvenile corrections. Explores young people as both perpetrators and victims of crime.
  
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    CRMJ 5130 - Cross Cultural Diversity and Crime


    (3) Credit Hours

    Critical examination of major theories, research findings, policies, and controversies concerning race, ethnicity, class, and gender to examine the interrelationship between criminal justice system operations and issues of human diversity and status.
  
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    CRMJ 5200 - Crime Analysis


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of various approaches to crime analysis and its effect on planning for criminogenic related programs.
  
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    CRMJ 5220 - Comparative Criminal Justice Systems


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis of different approaches to law enforcement, criminal procedure and criminal law, juvenile justice systems, and correctional systems in cultures around the world. Specific attention given to human rights issues as defined by various international agencies.
  
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    CRMJ 5250 - The American Justice System


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the criminal, civil, and juvenile legal institutions. Explores the theoretical foundations of various types of law. Compares and contrasts consensus versus conflict models. Reviews the function of courts, legislature, and administrative agencies and the ways they impact upon criminal justice administration.
  
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    CRMJ 5260 - Ethics and Crime


    (3) Credit Hours

    A detailed exploration of ethical issues in criminal justice. Special emphasis on morality and the law, human behavior, and ethical decision making in law enforcement, corrections and the courts. Major ethical systems will be discussed and then applied to dilemmas faced by professionals in each of the subsystems of the criminal justice system.
  
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    CRMJ 5270 - Organizational Crime


    (3) Credit Hours

    Exploration of empirical research, theories and concepts related to crime committed within organizational contexts. Particular attention is paid to forms of syndicated crime, corporate crime, governmental corruption, and state crime.
  
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    CRMJ 5320 - Victimology: Theory, Research and Policy Issues


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of theoretical perspectives and policy issues in the field of victimology including defining victimization and rates of victimization. Examines how fear of crime and victimization has impacted the criminal justice system. Explores how victim advocacy movements and human rights organizations impact our understanding of victimology.
  
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    CRMJ 5340 - Crime and Popular Culture


    (3) Credit Hours

    Exploration of the ways media and pop culture influence our understanding of crime, deviancy, and the criminal justice system. Examination of the social and symbolic construction of crime will be included by analysis of film, television, literature, music, popular press materials, and academic publications.
  
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    CRMJ 5350 - Correctional Theory, Issues, and Practices


    (3) Credit Hours

    Critical analysis of correctional assessment, practices, and theory as applied to behavior change interventions with offender populations.
  
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    CRMJ 5370 - Drugs and Crime


    (3) Credit Hours

    Historical and contemporary perspectives of drugs and crime. Examines the highly politicized nature of drug policy nationally and internationally. Explores the ways in which the war on crime has become synonymous with the war on drugs. Discusses the efficacy of the criminal justice system in addressing drug use.
  
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    CRMJ 5420 - Terrorism and the Criminal Justice System


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the historical use of terror as a form of political power by the state, individual, and organized groups. Reviews the type of terrorist violence and justifications for their use of violence. Case studies of terrorism in various parts of the world will be used to evaluate the impact of terrorism on societies in modern times. Examines the ways in which the criminal justice system participates in investigations of and response to terrorist activities.
  
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    CRMJ 5430 - Correctional Theory and Intervention


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of correctional strategies for adult and juvenile populations including the philosophical justification for punishment, incarceration, community-based corrections, rehabilitation, and correctional reform.
  
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    CRMJ 5600 - Internship in Criminal Justice


    (3) Credit Hours

    Supervised practicum in a criminal justice agency.
  
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    CRMJ 5960 - Thesis Seminar


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the thesis process including topic selection, proposal construction, research design, and overall research feasibility. Through intensive writing, brief lectures, and critical analysis from instructors and peers, the course is designed to provide the necessary guidance and peer support to enable successful completion and defense of thesis. Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 3.0 required to enroll in course.
  
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    CRMJ 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
  
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    CRMJ 5998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    CRMJ 5999r - Thesis


    (1-6) Credit Hours

    The development of a project of thesis magnitude and quality. Oral defense required. Maximum of six hours graded credit to be applied toward degree. Must register for course until thesis is completed. Prerequisite: approval of department head.

Economics

  
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    ECON 5000r - Independent Study in Economics


    (1-3) Credit Hours

  
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    ECON 5010 - Concepts in Economics


    (3) Credit Hours

    National income; money and banking; fiscal and monetary policy; supply and demand; resource allocation; market structure; distribution of income.
  
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    ECON 5050 - Economics for Educators


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of macro- and microeconomics to include economic concepts, means, and methods of teaching economics at the elementary and secondary levels. Economic topics shall include: national income and its determination, money and banking, fiscal and monetary policy, international economics, operation of the price system, competitive and monopolistic market operation, factor pricing, and market imperfections. This course is intended for elementary and secondary educators. Students must demonstrate the likelihood that they will teach a course at the elementary or secondary level containing significant economic content. May not be taken for credit in the M.B.A. program.
  
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    ECON 5070 - Economics for Business Decision Makers


    (2) Credit Hours

    This course examines the basic tenets behind the output and pricing decisions of firms operating in various market conditions. Business cycles, unemployment, inflation and fiscal and monetary policy are also investigated.
  
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    ECON 5100 - Macroeconomic Analysis for Business


    (3) Credit Hours

    Determinants of the level of income and employment. Factors responsible for economic growth and income fluctuations. Money and capital markets. Economics forecasting. Monetary and fiscal policies. Prerequisite: 5010 or equivalent.
  
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    ECON 5200 - Managerial Economics


    (3) Credit Hours

    The economics of the individual firm in its decision-making process; price and cost theory of the firm and industry from the viewpoint of management decision-making. Prerequisite: ECON 5010.
  
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    ECON 5270r - Topics in Economics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Selected topics chosen by the instructor. Repeatable with permission. Maximum of six hours credit toward M.B.A. Prerequisite: 5010.
  
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    ECON 5290 - Microeconomic Theory


    (3) Credit Hours

    Demand analysis; market structure; production and cost; distribution of income. Background in microeconomic theory at the intermediate level required. Prerequisite: ECON 5200.
  
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    ECON 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
  
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    ECON 5998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval.

School Leadership

  
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    EDAS 5010 - Methods of Educational Research


    (3) Credit Hours

    Emphasis on the development of research skills and related competencies involved in investigating and reporting educational problems. Action research, quantitative methodologies; basic statistical procedures; and basic qualitative research methodologies are also examined. Students without backgrounds in research and/or statistics and general education coursework are advised to delay enrolling in the course until completing twelve to eighteen hours of coursework. Crosslisted as EDUC 5010 and EPSY 5010.
  
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    EDAS 5030r - Current Topics in Education


    (2-4) Credit Hours

    Special topics designed for specified groups as inservice education; study to include research in literature of current topics under discussion.
  
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    EDAS 5050 - Descriptive and Inferential Statistics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Types of data, experimental design, and parametric and nonparametric methods; some prior study in measurement and/or statistics recommended. Crosslisted as EDUC 5050
  
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    EDAS 5070 - Current Issues in Higher Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to current issues and topics in higher education with particular attention given to the community college setting; included will be a consideration of educational finance, accountability, supervision and evaluation of instruction, appropriate student demographic data, and recent trends in higher education.
  
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    EDAS 5350 - Curriculum Development in Higher Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of various issues and problems relating to curriculum development in higher education with particular emphasis on the community college curriculum; philosophies of higher education, models of knowledge and instruction, development of instructional goals and objectives, development of course outlines and syllabi, and curricular innovations are among the topics considered.
  
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    EDAS 5630 - School Law


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the legal status of the pupil, teacher, principal, superintendent, and school boards; case law methods will be used to study the interaction of the school with local, state, and federal governing bodies; rules and regulations imposed by federal and state agencies will also be considered.
  
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    EDAS 5650 - Current Practices in Educational Supervision


    (3) Credit Hours

    Basic concepts of educational supervision, possible organizations for supervision, interrelations of supervisory officials, recent research in the field.
  
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    EDAS 5710 - Leadership for School Improvement


    (3) Credit Hours

    An overview of the major concepts of instructional leadership as they apply to the implementation of a systematic, coherent approach to bringing about school improvement and the continuous growth of academic achievement. Topics addressed include leadership theory and practice, vision, mission, organizational change and collaborative school improvement planning.
  
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    EDAS 5720 - Practicum in Educational Supervision


    (3) Credit Hours

    The development of a project of thesis magnitude and quality. Oral defense required. Maximum of six hours graded credit to be applied toward degree. Must register for course until thesis is completed. Prerequisite: approval of department head.
  
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    EDAS 5730 - School Culture and Climate


    (3) Credit Hours

    An overview of the major concepts of instructional leadership related to school culture and climate as critical elements in the expectation of success for all students. Assessment and improvement of school culture/climate are addressed, as are safety, collaboration and communication.
  
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    EDAS 5740 - Curriculum Leadership


    (3) Credit Hours

    An overview of the major concepts of instructional leadership as they apply to the improvement of curricular practices. Topics addressed include leadership for curriculum analysis, development, alignment and data-driven decision making for improvement of student performance.
  
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    EDAS 5750 - Instructional Leadership and Assessment


    (3) Credit Hours

    An overview of the major concepts of instructional leadership as they apply to the improvement of instructional practices and assessment of student learning. Topics addressed include improvement of instructional strategies, student assessment, data-driven decision making and differentiation of instructional practices to improve student performance for all students.
  
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    EDAS 5760 - Development of Human Capital in Schools


    (3) Credit Hours

    An overview of the major concepts of instructional leadership as they apply to the employment of quality staff, the development of the professional learning community and the increase in the human capital of the school. Topics addressed include the human resource functions, recruitment and retention of teachers, teacher observation and evaluation, mentoring, professional development and the advancement of the school as a professional learning community.
  
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    EDAS 5770 - Management of the School


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course addresses the operational aspects of school leadership, including school safety and security, resource management, public/media relations, and daily procedures that contribute to a positive learning environment.
  
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    EDAS 5810 - Ethics, Advocacy and Advanced School Law


    (3) Credit Hours

    The school leader’s responsibility for ethical decision making and advocacy are emphasized and applied across all leadership standards. Employment law, special education law and legal issues of current interest are also addressed. Ethical and political implications are developed as fundamental elements of all decision making in schools. Prerequisite: EDAS 5630.
  
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    EDAS 5820 - Practicum in School Leadership


    (3) Credit Hours

    Supervised field experience is structured to give the student the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and competencies gained in the School Leadership program. Experiences which have taken place throughout the program are also presented and synthesized in this course. An exit portfolio is prepared, representing outcomes and reflections of field experiences. Some seminar work is required throughout the program as part of this course requirement. Graded S/NC.
  
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    EDAS 5900 - Capstone


    (3) Credit Hours

    A capstone experience in which EDAS students synthesize their learning and experiences in the program to produce a statement of their personal leadership philosophy with an explanation of how this philosophy will impact programs, teachers and students in school settings.
  
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    EDAS 5997r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Graded satisfactory or no credit.
  
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    EDAS 5998r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Enables students to conduct independent research. Credit hours allowed toward the degree may be limited. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Prerequisite: department head approval.
  
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    EDAS 5999r - Thesis


    (1-6) Credit Hours

    The development of a project of thesis magnitude and quality. Oral defense required. Maximum of six hours graded credit to be applied toward degree. Must register for course until thesis is completed. Prerequisite: approval of department head.
  
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    EDAS 6000 - Advanced Research Design and Analysis


    (3) Credit Hours

    Major types of experimental and quasi-experimental designs such as Solomon Four Group; factorial and Latin square; emphasis on designs and methods appropriate to educational research; use of data processing and statistical computer packages. Prerequisites: EDAS 5010 and 5050.
  
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    EDAS 6600 - Public Relations for Educational Administrators


    (3) Credit Hours

    Philosophy and techniques of school community relations; attention given to parent contacts, citizen participation, press, radio, television, printed materials, and other media. Prerequisite: EDAS 5010.
  
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    EDAS 6630 - Seminar in School Law


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis of educational questions as influenced by legal principles and the case law; the effect of legal provisions upon administrative, educational, and social policy decisions. Prerequisites: EDAS 5630 or equivalent and approval of instructor.
  
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    EDAS 6700 - Issues and Theories in Supervision


    (3) Credit Hours

    A comprehensive study of theoretical forces impinging upon education and the implications of these findings for supervision; emphasis on recent current developments and issues affecting supervision. Prerequisite: EDAS 5650 or 5660.

Educational Specialist

  
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    EDS 6050 - Reflective Leadership I


    (3) Credit Hours

    A writing, re-writing activity in which the intended outcome is the construction of a set of carefully documented case studies of the practical problems of curriculum change and innovation.
  
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    EDS 6060 - Reflective Leadership II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Reflective analysis of the case studies produced in Reflective Leadership I as a means of understanding how problems of education and schooling involve conflict between competing values (eg., teacher centered vs. student centered curriculum, progressive vs. traditional educational, vocational education vs. liberal learning.)
  
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    EDS 6070 - Seminar in Educational Leadership


    (3) Credit Hours

    In-depth examination of the writings of selected authors in the field of educational leadership. Special attention will be placed on the values, valuing and valuational aspects of the leadership role. Prerequisite: EDS 6060.
  
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    EDS 6080 - Technology in Education


    (3) Credit Hours

    Overview of the technology appropriate for K-12 faculty and administrators as they pursue their instructional missions. Includes topical K-12 treatment of the legal and social implications of such technology. Laboratory experiences in both the creation and usage of such technology to support K-12 delivery of instruction and its administration. The intent of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the uses of technology within school systems and to initiate planning for its use within their respective work environments.
  
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    EDS 6100 - Program Evaluation


    (3) Credit Hours

    Overview of the major theories of program evaluation, their philosophical origins and derivative procedures. The intent of the course is to facilitate an understanding of the principles of evaluation theory which will enable the student to design and conduct program evaluations, as well as interpret published evaluations of educational programs.
 

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