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SCI110 Science, Technology, and Society
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Introduces physical science concepts such as harmonic motion, thermal expansion, electrical generation, energy, radiation, and basic nanotechnology in the context of important historical, scientific and technological advances as well as their impact on society.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SCI119 First Year Seminar
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]
Introduces students to culture and mission of the university within the context of an academic discipline. They explore the purpose of a college education and participate in activities related to their academic field. College learning and study skills are introduced in the context of the content area. Common activities and the incorporation of a peer mentor component facilitate connection with fellow students and faculty.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

SCI201 Inquiry into Physical Science

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Provides a more adequate content background for teaching science in the elementary school. Emphasis is on individual student activity involving the handling of everyday equipment and supplies. Units cut across various fields of science including physics, chemistry, meteorology, and life science including fieldwork. Fulfills General Education Requirements.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SCI209 Secondary Science Methods 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The first course in a two-course science teaching and learning methods sequence for prospective teachers in all science disciplines. Includes field experiences and practice teaching and is organized around the following topics: nature of science, science learning, scientific inquiry, history of science education, national and state science standards, diverse learners, direct instruction, demonstrations, constructivism, classroom safety and the ethical treatment of animals, and professionalism.

Prerequisite: ( PSYC103 AND SPEC204 )

Corequisite:   None

SCI315 Secondary Science Methods 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 4 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 4 sh]

The second course in a two-course science teaching and learning methods sequence for prospective teachers in all science disciplines. Includes numerous field experience and practice teaching and is organized around the problems of practice, with an emphasis on teaching science as inquiry, instructional strategies, curriculum planning, assessment, inquiry-empowering technologies, reading and writing across the curriculum, teaching students with special needs, and professionalism. Experiences with various methods and tools as learners will include content from physics including Electricity and Magnetism.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SCI415 Student Teaching and Practicum Secondary 1: Science

[Minimum Semester Hours: 7 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 7 sh]

Student teaching provides the capstone experience for preservice teachers. Two student teaching experiences are provided at two levels (appropriate to certification areas and grade level ranges). Supervised practice in classrooms with certified teachers introduces the student to all aspects of the teaching day. University professors supervise the student teachers and conduct weekly practicum sessions.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SCI416 Student Teaching and Practicum Secondary 2: Science

[Minimum Semester Hours: 7 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 7 sh]

Student teaching provides the capstone experience for preservice teachers. Two student teaching experiences are provided at two levels (appropriate to certification areas and grade level ranges). Supervised practice in classrooms with certified teachers introduces the student to all aspects of the teaching day. University professors supervise the student teachers and conduct weekly practicum sessions.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SCI493 Student Teaching and Practicum 1: Secondary Education Science

[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6sh ]

The capstone experience for preservice teachers through two student teaching experiences at two levels (appropriate to certification areas and grade level ranges). Supervised practice in classrooms with certified teachers and regular practicum sessions introduce the student to the range and scope of a professional educator's responsibilities.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SCI494 Student Teaching and Practicum 2: Secondary Education Science
[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6sh ]
The capstone experience for preservice teachers through two student teaching experiences at two levels (appropriate to certification areas and grade level ranges). Supervised practice in classrooms with certified teachers and regular practicum sessions introduce the student to the range and scope of a professional educator's responsibilities.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SCI601 Natural Selection and Evolution
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]
Provides content background which elementary and middle school teachers need to effectively teach the tenets of Darwinian natural selection and evolution. Other topics, including population genetics, sexual selection and altruism, molecular evolution, human origins, and extinction, will be presented using inquiry-based pedagogy and will stress the processes of science. Although topics such as creationism and intelligent design will be considered briefly, the focus of this offering will be evolution as manifest in biological systems. This course is founded upon both the National Science Education Standards and the Pennsylvania Science and Technology Standards.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

SCI602 Plant Adaptations and Survival

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

Examines a variety of anatomical, morphological, life cycle, and physiological adaptations that contribute to growth, survival, and reproduction of plants. These adaptations allow plants to successfully survive in various environments and are a basis for biodiversity. The course is founded upon the National Science Education Standards, Pennsylvania Science and Technology Standards and the Pennsylvania Ecology and Environmental Standards and provides content knowledge which is pertinent to elementary and middle school classroom instruction.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SCI603 Genetic Concepts

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

Reviews basic concepts in Mendelian (transmission), molecular, and evolutionary genetics through hands-on activities, projects, and discussions. This course is based on the National Science Education Standards and the Pennsylvania Science and Technology Standards, and provides content knowledge pertinent to elementary and middle school classroom instruction.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SCI604 Wetlands Ecology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

Provides content background which elementary and middle school teachers need to effectively teach concepts related to wetland habits, species and ecology. Wetland structure and function will be presented using inquiry-based pedagogy. This course is founded upon both the National Science Education Standards, the Pennsylvania Science and Technology Standards and the Ecology and Environmental Standards and provides content knowledge which is pertinent to elementary and middle school classroom instruction.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SCI640 Water Resources

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

Provides advanced content background that elementary and middle school teachers need to teach effectively the principles of water resources. This course is founded upon the National Science Education Standards, Pennsylvania Science and Technology Standards, and Pennsylvania Ecology and Environment Standards.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SCI660 Simple Machines

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

Provides content background that elementary and middle school teachers need to effectively teach the tenets of simple machines based on the Standards. Topics addressed in this course (levers, wheel and axles, pulleys, inclined planes, screws, and wedges) are presented using inquiry-based pedagogy and stress the processes of science. This course is founded upon the National Science Education Standards and Pennsylvania Science and Technology Standards.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Emphasizes the concepts and methodology by which the sociologist investigates the relationship between groups, institutions, cultures and the individual. Race, gender, class, religion and other forms of difference receive special treatment as mediating variables in this relationship.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SOCI203 Social Problems
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
A study of social and individual problems related to evolutions of social structure. This course investigates topics such as alcoholism, drug abuse, mental illness, violence and crime as they relate to social class, race and gender.

Prerequisite: ( SOCI101 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCI205 Racial & Ethnic Relations
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An analysis is made of the processes involved when people of different racial, ethnic, and sociocultural origins meet and co-exist. While primary emphasis is given to racial and ethnic relations in the United States, the worldwide phenomena of prejudice and discrimination are also considered.

Prerequisite: ( SOCI101 )

Corequisite: None

SOCI206 Marriage & Family

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Surveys marriage and family forms across time and analyzes the economic, social, and political dynamics involved in ingoing changes in the institutions of marriage and family. The impact and implications of these changes for the individual, marriage and the family, and society are examined.

Prerequisite: ( SOCI101 ) OR ( ANTH101 ) OR ( ANTH102 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCI300 Sociology of Deviance

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A study of behavior that is not normal. Part of the course focuses on the forces from a mainstream society itself that compel deviant behavior. Other parts are on interaction processes between deviant actors and mainstream society, the formation of subcultures and countercultures, and the evolution of social rules and crime. The course emphasizes attention to gender and racial social structures.

Prerequisite: ( SOCI101 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCI301 Juvenile Delinquency

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An analysis of the nature of juvenile delinquency, theories of causation, methods of treatment, and suggested methods of prevention.

Prerequisite: ( SOCI101 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCI302 Criminology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An analysis of the nature of criminal behavior, theories of causation, its relation to social institutions, and the systems of prosecution and rehabilitation of the criminal.

Prerequisite: ( SOCI101 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCI328 Social Science Seminar

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Social science seminar.

Prerequisite: ( SOCI101 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCI330 Japanese Culture and Society

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

The course will use sociological and anthropological perspectives to understand Japanese culture and society. The course will highlight various social institutions and cultural elements of the Japanese society, namely education, religion, popular culture, group dynamics, marriage and the family, and economy. Through the multidisciplinary approach, the course will investigate both historical as well as contemporary issues concerning Japan.

Prerequisite: ( SOCI101 ) OR ( ANTH101 ) OR ( ANTH102 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCI351 Urban-Rural Sociology
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
An inquiry into the geographic concentration of population. The course describes and explains the evolution of agricultural technology and its impact on the character and culture of rural populations. The course also describes and explains the evoluation of cities, communities and neighborhoods especially in regards to race and socioeconomic class.

Prerequisite: ( SOCI101 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCI352 Sociological Theory
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An exploration of the evolution of social thought leading to the systematic and scientific basis of modern sociology and systematic analysis of major schools of modern sociological theory.

Prerequisite: ( SOCI101 )

Corequisite: None

SOCI354 Social Change

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An inquiry into the nature of social change--its causes, processes, and consequences--and a critical examination of theories of social change and their applications to the comparative analysis of Western and Asian societies.

Prerequisite: ( SOCI101 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCI360 Death & Dying

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An exploration of the various ways societies have sought to understand and cope with death. Consideration is given to the way individuals, families, and societies have formulated policy and administrative procedures to make institutions more humane in their response to the terminally ill and the bereaved.

Prerequisite: ( SOCI101 ) OR ( PSYC100 ) OR ( HONR180 )

Corequisite:  None

SOCI402 Industrial Sociology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An inquiry into the cultural and economic forces that both create and result from a society's productive capacity. This course concentrates on the American situation including its history, its position in the global division of labor and its experiences with race and gender.

Prerequisite: ( SOCI101 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCI403 Social Gerontology: Sociology of Aging

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A sociological analysis of the problems confronting the aged in modern bureaucratic society. Emphasis is placed on the influence that various structures--groups, associations, and institutions have on the changing statuses and roles of individuals in society.

Prerequisite: ( SOCI101 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCI404 Sociological Research

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An exploration of basic research design and statistical inference, and the application of basic statistical techniques as utilized on sociological research.

Prerequisite: ( MATH107 AND SOCI101 AND SOCI352 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCI410 Sociology of Organizations

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

A study of informal and formal organizations in the contexts of work, voluntary agencies, and the military. This course investigates the creation, evolving structures, and evolving functions of such organizations and their consequences on race, social class, and gender.

Prerequisite: ( SOCI101 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCI420 Corrections
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
This course will explore the relationship of criminology to criminal justice from systems and interdisciplinary approaches. Major emphases are placed on investigating philosophies and issues in corrections such as retribution, restitution, general and specific deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation, or treatment. Correctional strategies are also examined by evaluating traditional and nontraditional adult and juvenile corrections.

Prerequisite: ( SOCI101 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCI430 Capstone Seminar in the Administration of Criminal Justice
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
This seminar is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of sociology in relation to criminology and criminal justice systems. Major emphases include integrating sociological theory, research and the application of findings to understanding the inter-relatedness of police, courts and correctional systems, as well as policy decisions and their impacts. Efforts are made to synthesize contemporary and past dimensions of criminal justice systems with sociology providing the foundation of interdisciplinary perspectives useful in evaluating various strategies and programs within each system.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

SOCI602 Industrial Sociology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An analysis of our highly industrialized and urbanized society, with emphasis upon the role of industry in influencing our American way of life, individually and collectively, and the nature of social change deriving from that industrialization and its concomitant urbanization. Additional course work is required for graduate level.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SOCI604 Sociological Research

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An exploration of basic research design and statistical inference, and the application of basic statistical techniques as utilized on sociological research.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SOCI628 Social Science Seminar

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Graduate social science seminar.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SOCI630 Japanese Culture and Society

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The course will use sociological and anthropological perspectives to understand Japanese culture and society. The course will highlight various social institutions and cultural elements of the Japanese society, namely education, religion, popular culture, group dynamics, marriage and the family, and economy. Through the multidisciplinary approach, the course will investigate both historical as well as contemporary issues concerning Japan.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SOCI654 Social Change

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An inquiry into the nature of social change--its causes, processes, and consequences--and a critical examination of theories of social change and their applications to the comparative analysis of Western and Asian societies.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SOCW102 Introduction to Social Work

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Introduction to social work values, ethics, knowledge, functions, and roles necessary for practice by generalist practitioners. Provides a foundation in the historical roots and theoretical underpinnings of the social work profession. The social welfare system and social environment in which individuals, families, groups, organizations, neighborhoods, and communities participate are studied from a systems perspective. Special emphasis on empowering marginalized and oppressed populations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SOCW110 Diverse Populations and Groups
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Introduces students to diverse populations and groups and provides information about differences based on age, disability, social class, culture, color, race, political ideology, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and immigration status. Helps students develop tools for increased understanding of and sensitivity to human diversity and cultures different from their own. The interrelationship among social, economic, and political institutions will be explored.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SOCW119 First Year Seminar for Social Work Students
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

An introduction for social work majors to the university learning environment.  Students are introduced to the competencies and practice behaviors they will learn through the social work program.  The course also covers specific learning strategies, classroom technologies and institutional resources that might help them achieve their goals.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

SOCW201 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Introduces the normal processes of sequential physical, emotional, socio-cultural and spiritual development from conception through young adulthood. Emphasizes common stresses and crises effecting normal development and relates these to social work practice. It utilizes a social systems framework and strengths perspective in applying knowledge of different human contexts to better understand the basis of concerns related to living in our society.

Prerequisite: ( SOCW102 ) OR ( SOCW110 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCW203 Human Behavior & Social Environment 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Introduces the normal processes of sequential physical, emotional, and socio-cultural development from middle adulthood through old age. Emphasizes common stresses and crises affecting normal development and maturity and relates these to social work practice. Utilizes a social systems framework to focus on why humans behave the way they do in the context of living in our society.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SOCW301 Social Work Practice 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to knowledge, values and skills for generalist micro practices.  Class emphasizes self-knowledge, use of self as a change agent, and understanding social work values.  It integrates oppression and strategies for combating it, and developing skills interpersonal interviewing and problem-solving.

Prerequisite: ( SOCW102 AND SOCW201 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCW302 Social Work Practice 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The second in a sequence of three required social work practice courses, this course will utilize a variety of active learning techniques to help students: integrate social work values and ethics with practice; build critical understanding for effective practice; practice generalist social work, and work with families and groups in social work practice.

Prerequisite: ( SOCW301 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCW310 Social Policy and Practice

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

This course involves an exploration of the development of social welfare programs. It includes content about the history of social work, the history and current structure of social welfare services and the role of policy in service delivery, social work practice, and the attainment of individual and social well being. Students will understand and demonstrate social policy skills in regard to economic, political, and organizational system.

Prerequisite: ( SOCW204 AND SOCW404 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCW360 Death & Dying

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Explores the various ways societies have sought to understand and cope with death. Consideration is given to the way individuals, families, and societies have formulated policy and administrative procedures to make institutions more humane in their response to the terminally ill and bereaved.

Prerequisite: ( PSYC100 AND SOCI101 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCW401 Field Instruction & Professional Seminar 1
[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6sh ]
Students are placed in a community agency under the supervision of an experienced social worker and a social work faculty member. Students are expected to develop an in-depth understanding of agency activities, programs, and services, and will assume increasing levels of responsibility as beginning level generalist social workers.   Attendance at weekly seminars is required. The integration/generalization of conceptual content and problem specific knowledge in the field practice experience is a cycle of inquiry from specific practice experiences to concept/theory and back again in a series of cycles.

Prerequisite: ( SOCW102 AND SOCW201 AND SOCW203 AND SOCW204 AND SOCW301 AND SOCW302 AND SOCW404 AND SOCW412 )
Corequisite:   None

SOCW402 Field Instruction & Professional Seminar 2
[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6 sh]
Students are placed in a community agency under the supervision of an experienced social worker and a social work faculty member. Students are expected to develop an in-depth understanding of agency activities, programs, and services, and will assume increasing levels of responsibility as beginning level generalist social workers.   Attendance at weekly seminars is required. The integration/generalization of conceptual content and problem specific knowledge in the field practice experience is a cycle of inquiry from specific practice experiences to concept/theory and back again in a series of cycles.

Prerequisite: ( SOCW102 AND SOCW201 AND SOCW203 AND SOCW204 AND SOCW301 AND SOCW302 AND SOCW404 AND SOCW412 )
Corequisite: None

SOCW403 Social Gerontology: Sociology of Aging

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Provides a knowledge base for understanding the problems the aged face when growing old in a modern bureaucratic society. Emphasis is placed on the influence various structures--groups, associations, and institutions--have on the changing status’s and roles of individuals in society.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SOCW404 Rural Social Work

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

This course is designed to further develop and fine tune generalist social work skills at all levels of intervention (including individuals, families, organizations and communities). Course content will focus on rural practice and the types of situations that students will encounter in micro practice, understanding and working with families, and working in and with organizations and communities. Advocacy, striving for social and economic justice, and macro level change will be stressed.

Prerequisite: ( SOCW102 AND SOCW201 AND SOCW203 AND SOCW301 AND SOCW302 AND SOCW412 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCW411 Social Work with Diverse Populations & Groups

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Utilizing a problem-solving approach within an ecological systems framework, this course examines social service delivery with selected client populations and focuses on some of the newer intervention strategies that are available through a variety of agency settings and social service programs. Case Management in social work practice will be a focal concern.

Prerequisite: ( SOCW102 AND SOCW201 AND SOCW203 AND SOCW301 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCW412 Applied Social Research

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Provides a basic overview of research methodologies used in social work. It examines quantitative and qualitative research methodologies; research questions; theoretical bses; collection and analyses of data, evaluation of data; findings of research reports; and systematic evaluation of practice. Knowledge of research is applied through participation in a developing and conducting a research project.

Prerequisite: ( MATH107 AND SOCW301 AND SOCW302 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCW415 Child Welfare Services

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to explore contemporary child welfare issues utilizing the systems and ecological perspectives, integrated with a problem-solving approach. Allows students to understand major concepts and issues related to children and their families at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of service delivery and establishes a skill-base for promoting change and addressing oppression of children and families.

Prerequisite: ( SOCW102 AND SOCW201 AND SOCW301 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCW420 Field Placement Seminar

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

The senior seminar, which accompanies field instruction, is designed to serve as a capstone course, and an integrating methods seminar.

Prerequisite: ( SOCW102 AND SOCW201 AND SOCW203 AND SOCW204 AND SOCW301 AND SOCW302 AND SOCW404 AND SOCW412 )

Corequisite:   None

SOCW425 Social Policy and Services
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Explores the development of social welfare systems, policies, and programs in historical, societal and organizational contexts. The role of social policy in helping or deterring individuals in attaining their fullest potentials and the effects on social work practice are examined. Emphasizes the analysis of political and organizational processes that influence policy; the policy formulation process; and the relationship between policies and social work goals and purposes.

Prerequisite: SOCW301 AND SOCW302 AND SOCW412

Corequisite:   None

SOCW450 Topics in Social Work
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Addresses contemporary issues of social work practice in depth. Examines the impact of policy, research, and practice as well as the roles and responsibilities of social workers in this area.

Prerequisite: ( SOCW*** AND SOCW102 ) OR ( SOCW*** AND SOCW110 )

Corequisite: None

SOCW613 Women in Crisis

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Explores women's changing roles, and crises due to these changes, and their implications for Social Work and human service practitioners. Emphasizing the social worker's responsibilities for advocacy and the responsibilities of a change agent, this course focuses on the social worker's accelerated roles and tasks associated with the situation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN101 Spanish 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to Spanish speech sounds, their discrimination, production and transcription, the vocabulary in context and basic speech patterns, and development of essential grammatical concepts. Conversation and readings.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN102 Spanish 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to Spanish speech sounds, their discrimination, production and transcription, the vocabulary in context and basic speech patterns, and development of essential grammatical concepts. Conversation and readings.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN105 Basic Spanish for Criminal Justice

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Develops Spanish language skills necessary for various criminal justice professions. Includes emphasis on Latino culture and may include visits to the local prison to interact with Hispanic inmates. Not a comprehensive introduction to the Spanish language. No previous knowledge of Spanish language required. Not a substitute for SPAN101.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN201 Spanish 3

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A review of fundamental facts and skills, followed by progressively more extensive and complex exercises in listening, speaking, and reading. Emphasis the second semester is on the retention and application of Spanish idiom in written composition from paragraph to theme. Prepares the student for mature reading and discussion in Spanish and for the pursuit of advanced courses.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN202 Spanish 4

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

A review of fundamental facts and skills, followed by progressively more extensive and complex exercises in listening, speaking, and reading. Emphasis the second semester is on the retention and application of Spanish idiom in written composition from paragraph to theme. Prepares the student for mature reading and discussion in Spanish and for the pursuit of avanced courses.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN203 Culture of Spain
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Covers the evolution of Spanish culture in all of its diverse facets. Readings, recordings, videos and material from the internet are used to analyze Spain and her people in the past and present. Written and oral reports, lectures and discussions in Spanish.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN204 Latin American Culture
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
The course is designed to give the student an introduction to Latin America. The material treated includes Latin American politics, history, race, languages, customs, geography, great men and women, economy, arts, music, and psychology. Of necessity, depth is sacrificed for breadth.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

SPAN205 Beginning Spanish Composition & Conversation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to improve and develop written and oral expression in Spanish. Some attention will be paid to correctional phonetics. This course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN215 Presentations from Hispanic Theatre

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The presentation of one-act contemporary Hispanic plays or of scenes from longer works of dramatic literature. Pronunciation exercises, play analysis, written exercises, and an introduction to basic techniques for the presentation of dramatic material will all serve to enable the student to deliver assigned lines in a natural and convincing manner.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN300 Advanced Conversation through Hispanic Film

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Written and oral analyses of a number of outstanding Hispanic films serve to develop further students' ability to communicate in Spanish.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN307 Intro Spanish Literature

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An examination of the different literary genres as represented by selected works of outstanding Spanish authors. Introduces the student to the basic techniques of literary analysis and to the principal themes and unique characteristics of the literature produced in Spain. Motivates and prepares students for more specialized independent reading and investigation.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN308 Intro Spanish American Literatur

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Selected readings in prose fiction, drama, and poetry from all periods. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of literary theory as reflected in the works read. This course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN312 Advanced Spanish

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

An intensive study of Spanish, providing review of basic grammar as well as examining more advanced topics not treated in Spanish I-IV. Emphasis on problem areas of the language through a variety of exercises and applications of grammar principles.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN313 Intermediate Spanish Composition and Conversation
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Designed to develop in the student a facility in the use and comprehension of oral Spanish, as well as in reading and written expression. This course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN314 Spanish Phonetics & Linguistics
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Introduction to general linguistic concepts. Comparison of Spanish and English speech production and language patterns. Application of linguistics to the teaching of Spanish.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

SPAN318 Spanish Drama 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A study of the major works of the Spanish theater from the second half of the 19th century until the present time. Trends in the evolution of modern drama will be identified and analyzed and the nature of a dramatic work in performance will be considered.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN320 Contemporary Spanish Women's Fiction

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Focuses on the Spanish narrative written by outstanding female authors from the Spanish Civil War to the present. The novels and short stories to be studied in class are examples of a new female identity and subjectivity and of women's struggle for individuality.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN322 Spanish American Regionalist Novel & the Short Story

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Application of literary concepts to selected readings in the novel and short story "of the land" from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Typical works treat the native and the common man. This course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN323 Spanish American Contemporary Novel and the Short Story

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Application of literary concepts to selected readings of the Spanish American novel and short story of the contemporary period including such authors as Borges, Carpentier, Fuentes, Garcia Marquez. This course is conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN328 Humanities Seminar

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A study of major films produced in Spain, with emphasis on the three leading directors: Luis Buñuel, Carlos Saura and Pedro Almodóvar. (All films are subtitled; no knowledge of Spanish is necessary for the seminar.) Basic concepts of film criticism will be applied to analyses of films and social history and aesthetic movements will be considered where necessary to an understanding of specific films.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPAN618 Spanish Drama 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

A study of the major works of the Spanish theater from the second half of the 19th century until the present time. Trends in the evolution of modern drama will be identified and analyzed and the nature of a dramatic work in performance will be considered.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPEC101 Multicultural Education
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
This course will examine diversity among people. By exploring contributors of diversity such as religion, gender, sexual preferences, socioeconomic class, race, ethnicity, and disabilities, students will gain an understanding of the need for a multicultural approach to education. Several different multicultural education approaches will be explored with emphasis on implications to special education programs. This course sets the tone of the “people first” philosophy as used in SPEC 105.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPEC105 Foundations of Special Education
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Addresses the definitions, characteristics, etiologies, educational and transitional needs of, interventions and strategies for diverse learners and individuals with exceptional learning needs (ELN) through a life span approach.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

SPEC119 First Year Seminar for Special Education Students

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

Designed to embed education program requirements into a required course and to support student achievement of Education program requirements. Must be taken by all Special Education majors either fall or spring semester.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPEC202 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Education

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to multicultural and global education as a concept. Students will examine personal awareness and attitudes, cultural knowledge, instructional strategies, and curricular resources impacting PreK-12. Consideration will be given to the instructional needs of English Language Learners (ELL) and effective teaching/learning theories, approaches, research results, and public policies that pertain to diverse learners.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPEC204 Cognitive Development of Diverse Learners

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to address the definitions, characteristics, and educational, social, and emotional needs of diverse learners. Emphasis will be given to the legal rights and responsibilities inherent in the field of special education. Assessment procedures for eligibility, program design and performance monitoring will also be addressed.

Prerequisite: ( PSYC102 ) OR ( PSYC103 ) OR ( PSYC111 )

Corequisite:   None

SPEC212 Low Incidence Disabilities Support

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Examines the conceptual base, educational programming and curricular options for persons with moderate to severe disabilities. The relationship of sensori-motor development between classroom environments and adaptations will be examined in depth. Attention will be given to assessment, determination of goals, person-centered planning and the family-system approach.

Prerequisite: ( SPEC105 ) OR ( SPEC204 )

Corequisite:   None

SPEC215 High Incidence Disabilities Support

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A comprehensive examination of individuals with mild disabilities (high incidence) and the accommodations/adaptations necessary for their success.   Specifically addressed will be parameters of mild disabilities, theories of learning, learning styles, educational accommodations, instructional strategies, organizations that serve this population.

Prerequisite: ( SPEC105 ) OR ( SPEC204 )

Corequisite:   None

SPEC300 Communication Disorders and Assistive Technology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

An overview of communication needs for individuals with disabilities. Language development, assistive technology and alternative communication systems will be explored. The scope of this course is intended to enable students to become familiar with assessment and intervention strategies for students with communication disorders.

Prerequisite: SPEC105 SPEC204

Corequisite:   None

SPEC309 Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Addresses the needs of pre-service teachers who share the responsibility of providing effective instruction to students with disabilities. Emphasis will be given to utilizing evidence based instructional practices for students with varying disabilities, creating a positive inclusive learning environment, collaborating and communicating with other school personnel and parents, and implementing positive behavioral interventions.

Prerequisite: SPEC204 SPEC105

Corequisite:   None

SPEC310 Manual Communication & Signing
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An elective designed to study the basic sign language vocabulary, finger spelling techniques, and non-manual markers used in manual communication. Emphasis is placed on developing proper receptive and expressive skills required for an effective communicative process to occur. Topics to be discussed are a brief history of sign language, cultural principles, sign and manual alphabet formation, proper positioning, and sign systems. Provides opportunities for practical experiences and practice of dialogue and technique.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

SPEC325 Infant/Preschool Special Needs

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The focus of the course is the foundation of early childhood special education/early intervention. Survey of identification, assessment and instructional planning for children birth to age 8 years, who have, or are at risk for, developmental delays and disabilities. Examine best practices related to child and family centered inclusionary, collaborative models of services. Develop IFSPs and IEPs to meet the needs of the child and family in various learning environments such as home, center, school and community. Lastly, the significance of professional and ethical practice will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: ( PSYC102 )

Corequisite:   None

SPEC330 Physical Education & Recreation for the Disabled

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Provides acquaintance with various activities that can be used with persons with disabilities and without disabilities in outdoor, indoor and aquatic environments.   Theory is combined with actual practice. All content evolves around the goal of including persons with disabilities with the non-disabled in regular physical education, recreation and leisure settings, acknowledging choice and variety.

Prerequisite: ( SPEC105 )

Corequisite:   None

SPEC335 Comparative Special Education

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Provides students with an observation and field experience by traveling to another country or region in the U.S. to tour, observe, and participate in area schools. A comparison will be made between U.S. special education laws and regulations, and the implementation of special education services in pre-k through secondary education classrooms, and another country or region. These field experiences will provide students with the opportunity to compare the delivery special education services.

Prerequisite: ( SPEC105 ) OR ( SPEC204 )

Corequisite:   None

SPEC338 Positive Behavior Supports

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to examine the etiology, assessment practices, and intervention strategies espoused by various theoretical perspectives for individuals with mild, moderate, and severe emotional behavior disorders. Emphasis will be on the use of functional behavior assessment and various positive behavior support strategies that can be used in classrooms or related educational facilities.

Prerequisite: SPEC105 SPEC204

Corequisite:   None

SPEC340 Gifted

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An elective designed to teach various strategies a teacher can use to meet the academic and social needs of the gifted and talented in the regular classroom setting. Provides opportunity to work with gifted and talented students as well a discussing the theoretical and practical problems of teaching them.

Prerequisite: SPEC105

Corequisite:   None

SPEC345 Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Addresses the needs of pre-service teachers who have the responsibility for literacy development and instruction for students with disabilities. Emphasis will be given to literacy components, evidence-based practices, and varying challenges students with disabilities have in learning to read and write.

Prerequisite: SPEC204 SPEC105

Corequisite:   None

SPEC407 Student Teaching & Practicum Mentally/Physically Disabled 1
[Minimum Semester Hours: 7 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 7sh ]
Student teaching provides the capstone experience for pre-service teachers. Two student teaching experiences are provided at two levels (appropriate to certification areas and grade level ranges). Supervised practice in classrooms with certified teachers introduces the student to all aspects of the teaching day. University professors supervise the student teachers and conduct weekly practicum sessions.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPEC408 Student Teaching & Practicum Mentally/Physically Disabled 2
[Minimum Semester Hours: 7 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 7 sh]
Student teaching provides the capstone experience for pre-service teachers. Two student teaching experiences are provided at two levels (appropriate to certification areas and grade level ranges). Supervised practice in classrooms with certified teachers introduces the student to all aspects of the teaching day. University professors supervise the student teachers and conduct weekly practicum sessions.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

SPEC420 Assessing Educational Needs: Special Education Professional Semester

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to educational assessment. Emphasis is on knowledge of test content and purpose to enable selection of appropriate instruments for identification and assessment of students with learning difficulties. Basic elements of test design and usage are presented. Students survey various commercially available instruments and administer selected tests. Students will also conduct and use a portfolio assessment to develop an IEP for a child during the participation experience. This offering is designed to enable all education majors to meet required competencies for instructing students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPEC421 Curriculum Methods for Secondary through Transition: Special Education Professional Semester

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

This course offers a broad spectrum of instructional methodologies that are appropriate across various academic and life skills curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on preparing adolescents for transition from school to society. Students will write and implement lesson plans, teach units of study, develop and apply adaptations and accommodations, and demonstrate instructional practices that can be used in various content areas.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPEC423 Curriculum Methods for Preschool through Elementary: Special Education Professional Semester

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

This course offers a broad spectrum of instructional methodologies that are appropriate across various academic and life skill curriculums for preschool and elementary exceptional learners. Students will write and implement lesson plans, teach units of study, develop and apply adaptations and accommodations, and demonstrate instructional practices that can be used in various content areas.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPEC424 Materials and Resources: Special Education Professional Semester

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

This course is designed to provide opportunities to explore and evaluate commercial curriculum materials and software for use in special educational settings. Additionally, students will create appropriate needs-based instructional materials and generate necessary adaptations to existing curriculum in a variety of settings. Students will gain extensive practice in creating quality teaching materials.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPEC425 Law and Collaborative Practices

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Elaborates on the major laws and the changing roles of special educators and support staff to serve all students, including those with exceptional learning needs (ELN). Topics addressed include laws, ethics, working with families, paraprofessionals, inclusive settings, co-teaching, collaboration/consultation models, team planning, and conferencing skills.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPEC426 Establishing and Maintaining Learning Environments in Spec Ed Special Educ Prof Semester

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

This course is designed to provide strategies for organizing, planning, and delivery of instruction in special education settings. Applications for organizing a classroom will be developed to include environments for individuals with mild, moderate and severe disabilities and various levels of support.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPEC430 Assessing Educational Needs and Planning for Instruction
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Introduces students to educational assessment and instructional planning. This course emphasizes the administration and interpretation of formal and informal individual assessments used in identifying needs of students with disabilities. Students will gain experience in administering assessment instruments and writing evaluation reports and individualized educational programs.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPEC440 Strategies for Teaching Students with Low Incidence Disabilities
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Offers a broad spectrum of instructional methodologies appropriate across all levels of academic and life skill individualized independence curriculums for individuals with exceptional learning needs (ELN). Students will develop and implement lesson plans across content areas, strategies that promote positive behavior and social skills, and appropriate adaptations and accommodations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

SPEC441 Strategies for Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to offer a broad spectrum of instructional methodologies appropriate across all levels of academic individualized general curricula for individuals with exceptional learning needs (ELN). Students will develop and implement lesson plans across content areas, strategies that promote positive behavior and social skills, and appropriate adaptations and accommodations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPEC450 Community Service Field Experience

[Minimum Semester Hours: 12 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 12 sh]

An internship where students are placed in a community organization/agency that servces individuals with disabilities and will be under the supervision of an experienced professional who is employed by the agency and a special education faculty member. Students are expected to develop an in-depth understanding of the agency activities, programs, and services, and will assume increasing levels of responsibility as beginning level professionals.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPEC493 Student Teaching & Professional Practicum - Special Education PreK-8

[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6 sh]

Designed to provide the capstone experience for pre-service teachers. Supervised practice in classrooms with certified teachers introduces the student to all aspects of the teaching day.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPEC494 Student Teaching & Professional Practicum - Special Education 7-12

[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6 sh]

Designed to provide the capstone experience for pre-service teachers. Supervised practice in classrooms with certified teachers introduces the student to all aspects of the teaching day.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPRT106 Introduction to Sport Administration
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An introduction to the culture and mission of the university and overview of the field of sport administration.  Students will be introduced to basic college learning and study skills in the context of sport administration.  Students will engage in active learning through discussion of class readings and activities regarding the work of sport administrators in professional, collegiate, scholastic and community settings.  Students will participate in co-curricular activities and peer mentoring.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPRT208 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

[Minimum Semester Hours:  3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours:  3 sh]

An introductory overview of the psychological aspects of sport and exercise.  This course provides a broad overview for understanding the behavior of individuals in sport and exercise settings.  The course will integrate theories, principles and models with an emphasis on current research findings from sport and exercise settings.   Content areas include personality and motivation factors, performance in groups, and the psychological effects of participation in sport and exercise.

Prerequisites:  PSYC100 or PSYC102 or PSYC103

Corequisite:   None

SPRT223 Contemporary Issues and Problems in Sport Administration

[Minimum Semester Hours:  3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours:  3 sh]

An overview of contemporary issues and problems in the field of sport administration.  Students will research, discuss and debate current issues.  Emphasis will be placed on connecting contemporary issues to the research and theories that underlie them, as well as to practical problem-solving strategies used by sport administrators.

Prerequisites:   SPRT106

Corequisite:   None

SPRT233 Sport Sales, Sponsorship, and Fundraising
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to provide the student with knowledge pertaining to sport sales, sponsorship, and fundraising and their various aspects including:  planned presentations, cold calling, the sales pitch, sales reports, sales letters, donor recruitment and development, community fundraising, and legal and ethical issues in sales and fundraising.

Prerequisites:  SPRT106 and SPRT223

SPRT305 Psychology of Coaching

[Minimum Semester Hours:  3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours:  3 sh]

A comprehensive overview of the coaching profession and the coach-athlete relationship.  Emphasis is placed on high school and intercollegiate level sport with consideration given to coaching youth and recreational sport programs.   The course will be an application of current research findings and principles as they relate to coaching.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPRT317 Evaluation in Sport Administration

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Intended for future professionals in the field of Sport Administration, the course utilizes evaluation theories, models, methods and competencies. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of the evaluation process which will focus upon sport organization (public and private) programs and personnel within a sports organization.

Prerequisite: ( SPRT106 AND SPRT223 )

Corequisite:   None

SPRT318 Advanced Theory and Application of Sport and Exercise Psychology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An advanced study and application of the psychological aspects of sport and exercise.  this course will integrate theories, principles and models of sport and exercise psychology with an emphasis on current research findings.  Analysis and discussion of recent research will include the effects of psychological variables on performance in sport and exercise settings, as well as consideration of application in other domains.

Prerequisites:  SPRT208

Corequisite:   None

SPRT321 Management and Leadership of Sport
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An in-depth analysis of the sport industry with special emphasis given to the sport manager’s roles and functions.  Students will also conduct an in-depth analysis of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling as they apply to the sport managers and leaders in a sport organization.

Prerequisite: ( SPRT106 AND SPRT223 )

Corequisite:   None

SPRT323 Sport and Society

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An examination of the role of sport in North American culture and in a global context.  The pervasiveness of sport in all areas of society will be investigated from a sociological perspective.  Analysis of issues impacting informal, organized and professional sports will be considered.  Attention will be given to the common characteristics within sport and society, including societal values, social problems, politics, education, social class, gender, disabilities, mass media, and race.

Prerequisites:  SPRT106

Corequisite:   None

SPRT324 Sport Law and Ethics

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

An examination of legal and ethical issues related to sport.  This course will analyze relevant laws, policies, and court cases and the rights of those involved in sport including participants, spectators, and managers. 

Prerequisites:  SPRT106 and SPRT223

Corequisite:   None

SPRT332 Sport Marketing Management
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Designed to provide the student with knowledge pertaining to sports marketing and its various aspects including: pricing, promotion, sponsorships, endorsements, research, and licensing.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPRT335 Sport Administration and Community Relations
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An analysis of the various relationships between a sport administration department (public or private, high school or college) and the community in which it is located.  Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of concepts, principles and practices between an educational institution and community associations and the role of the sport administrator.

Prerequisites:  SPRT106 and SPRT223

SPRT337 Governance of Sport
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An examination the structure and procedure of international, professional, amateur, collegiate, interscholastic, and other sport governing agencies.  Students will develop a critical perspective of various sport governing agencies' authority and functions; requirements necessary to become a member of the sport league/organization; rules and regulations of each sport governing body; and current issues and future trends for each governing agency.

Prerequisite: ( SPRT106 AND SPRT223 )

Corequisite:   None

SPRT340 Sport Media Communication Relations

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An examination of the interrelationship between sports and media in today's society.  This course draws on theories of rhetoric and social criticism by examining media's role in telling the story of sports and, in telling that story, shaping and reinforcing cultural values.  The course will utilize various broadcasts, print, and electronic media to examine how they are vital to the success of the sport organization. 

Prerequisites:  SPRT106, SPRT223, SPRT233, and SPRT208 (or SPRT305)

SPRT350 Sport Administration Field Participation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to explore career interests and develop professional skills. The course provides first-hand exposure to a sport administration setting. The student will be exposed to a variety of sport administration tasks which may includes sales, sponsorship, fundraising, event planning, marketing, community and public relations, and sports media and information. Experiences may take place in public and private organizations, schools and athletic settings.

Prerequisite: ( SPRT106 AND SPRT223 ) OR ( SPRT106 AND SPRT223 )

Corequisite:   None

SPRT401 Sport Facility Management and Operation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An examination of the role of sport that will allow students to learn the factors involved in obtaining, running, building, and managing sporting events.  Students will also learn the guidelines for designing, constructing, maintaining, scheduling, and managing a sport facility.

Prerequisites:  SPRT321, SPRT323, SPRT324

SPRT402 Sport Business Finance

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to provide a detailed examination of the relationship between sport and corporate sponsorship.  Topics covered will include the theoretical premise of sponsorship, alignment marketing, strategic communication through sponsorship, determining value of a sponsorship, and evaluation of sponsorship activities.  Perspectives from the event holder (i.e., property) offering a sponsorship and from the organization functioning as the sponsor will be considered.  

Prerequisites:  SPRT106, SPRT208 (or SPRT305), SPRT223, SPRT233, SPRT321, SPRT323, SPRT324, SPRT332, SPRT335, SPRT337, SPRT340, SPRT350

SPRT450 Sport Administration Professional Field Experience

[Minimum Semester Hours: 12 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 12sh ]

Designed to provide the student with the opportunity for on-the-job experience in a sport administration setting. The student will work under the supervision of a professional in the field and be exposed to a variety of sport administration tasks which may include sales, sponsorship, fundraising, event planning, marketing, community and public relations, and sports media and information. Experiences may take place in public or private organizations, schools and athletic settings.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPRT465 Organization and Administration of Sport and Athletic Programs
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
The philosophy of athletics and sport programs, communication and leadership skills, facilities and equipment management, budgeting, personnel management, risk management, public relations and current issues will be explored. Students will be guided in the preparation of position papers, research reports, and presentations relating to the administration of athletic and sport programs, with the intent of providing realistic pre-professional experiences in the field. Amateur, professional, public and private athletic sport settings will be discussed.

Prerequisite: ( SPRT106 AND SPRT223 )

Corequisite:   None

SPRT600 Research Methods in Sport Science
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An application of historical, descriptive and experimental research strategies and designs to sport and physical activity. Prepares graduate students to design, conduct, and report research. Emphasis is placed upon planning research, utilizing research methods, and interpreting results.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

SPRT601 Sport in American Culture

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A comprehensive examination of the sociocultural environment in which sport exists, including detailed evaluation of the impact of such issues as gender, race, media, social stratification, ethnicity, mass media and commercialization, politics, and leadership from historical and contemporary sociocultural perspectives. It is designed to focus on American cultural ideologies throughout history and their interplay with both amateur and professional sport.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPRT602 Ethics in Sport

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An advanced interpretation of moral issues in sport. An examination of the meaning and significance of values and ethics issues in sport including ethical decision-making, towards the formulation of a professional philosophy of sport and physical activity. Intended to help foster critical thinking skills, to interpret the philosophical and ethical background of sport, and to cultivate written communication skills.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPRT610 Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A survey of the psychological factors related to performance and participation in sport and exercise settings. Emphasis is placed on determining how psychological variables influence performance and participation in physical activity pursuits and how physical activity participation affects the psychological well-being of the individual. This course will assess theoretical and methodological approaches to a variety of sport and exercise psychology topics including motivation, group processes, competition, and performance enhancement.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPRT611 Sport and Exercise Psychology Across the Lifespan

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to focus on developmental changes in the psychosocial antecedents and consequences of sport and physical activity across the lifespan. Specific topics include (1) describing theoretical frameworks and methods used to study sport and physical activity related psychosocial development across the lifespan, (2) describing how self-perceptions develop and influence behavior in movement contexts at different points in life, and (3) explaining how social and contextual factors influence developmental processes associated with physical activity.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPRT612 Sport Psychology for Performance Enhancement

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An evaluation of the nature of performance, sources of performance crises, and self-regulation strategies used to enhance sport performance. Specific objectives include (a) distinguishing the antecedents and consequences of subjective and objective performances, (b) conceptualizing motor performance and performance problems in a psychological context, and (c) matching psychologically-based performance problems with theoretically-based intervention strategies. This class is specifically designed to help students formulate practical strategies for teaching various psychological skills from an education perspective.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPRT613 Psychology of Athletic Injury and Recovery

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

An examination of psychological theories and applied considerations related to athletic injuries and the subsequent rehabilitation of the physically active. Emphasis placed on the psychosocial antecedents to athletic injury and factors related to the psychological experience and treatment of the injured athlete and athlete in transition.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPRT614 Stress Management for the Physically Active
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
An examination of the demands of athletic competition that cause stress for athletes, coaches, and other sport figures. Identifies the psychophysiology of the stress response and the individual/ performance costs of distress. Emphasis is placed on the principles and methods of preventive stress management, such as social support, exercise, and the relaxation response and their application in sport and exercise settings for improved performance.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPRT615 Seminar in Sport Science
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An intensive seminar approach to teh study of sport science. The course will address contemporary issues and emerging trends in sport science and examine their historical and cultural significance. Specific topics will vary and may be repeated if topic under study is different.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

SPRT620 Leadership in Sport Organization

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Interpret effective management practices including policy development, human resource management, negotiation, resource allocation, labor relations and conflict resolution based on analysis of current organizational and leadership theory. Focus on the successful development and implementation of organizational goals through use of existing research and student event management.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPRT621 Financial Management in Sport

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to evaluate the financial aspects of sport including traditional and innovative revenue producing strategies available to sport organizations. Topics include financial challenges at diverse levels, facility financing, public subsidization and support, budgeting and economic impact analysis.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPRT622 Marketing and Public Relations in Sport

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to evaluate the marketing and public relations strategies used by sport organizations to increase brand awareness, brand/fan loyalty, and brand/fan identification.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPRT623 Legal and Policy Issues in Sport

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An evaluation of law and policy as they relate to the specific domain of sport. The course will interpret existing legal precedents and current federal, state and local policies that influence contemporary sport administration. Specific topics include contracts, torts, Title IX, the American Disability Act, civil rights policy and constitutional law. This course will evaluate the relevance of court cases and existing policy for sport administrators.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPRT624 Advanced Field Experience

[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6 sh]

An emphasis on the development of practical, on-the-job skills and experience through work with a sponsoring entity under the supervision of an approved mentor in an area related to sport administration. Requires full-time, on-the-job work and may or may not be include financial compensation. The Advanced Field Experience is demanding of the student's skills and abilities and requires an advanced degree of preparation, initiative, and responsibility to complete successfully and, as such, is considered a culminating experience.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SPRT630 Capstone in Sport Science

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Facilitate the design, development and implementation of a capstone project in sport science. Students are required to conduct a comprehensive synthesis of the literature on an approved topic in sport science and complete either a research, strategic management or policy project in accordance with accreditation standards of the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SSED119 First Year Seminar for Social Studies Education Students
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1sh ]
An introduction to the underpinnings of social studies education at the secondary level for future social studies teachers. The course guides students through their Stage I Teacher Education requirements and early field experience tasks and addresses topics taught in generic freshman seminars. Must be taken by all Citizenship Education majors

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SSED210 Secondary Education 1: Social Studies
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An integrated approach to teacher preparation in social studies in a middle school and high school setting. Emphasis is on methods, materials, and strategies for teaching social studies subjects required for certification in Social Studies Education by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.   The course is the first of a two part sequence of courses and is followed by Secondary Education II: Social Studies. Restricted to students majoring in Secondary Education Social Studies with the required current 3.0 overall and 3.0 in-major GPA requirements.

Prerequisite: PSYC103 AND SPEC204

Corequisite: None

SSED316 Secondary Education 2: Social Studies

[Minimum Semester Hours: 4 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 4 sh]

Course description is missing.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SSED415 Student Teaching and Practicum Secondary 1: Social Studies

[Minimum Semester Hours: 7 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 7 sh]

Student teaching provides the capstone experience for preservice teachers. Two student teaching experiences are provided at two levels (appropriate to certification areas and grade level ranges). Supervised practice in classrooms with certified teachers introduces the student to all aspects of the teaching day. University professors supervise the student teachers and conduct weekly practicum sessions.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SSED416 Student Teaching and Practicum Secondary 2: Social Studies

[Minimum Semester Hours: 7 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 7 sh]

Student teaching provides the capstone experience for preservice teachers. Two student teaching experiences are provided at two levels (appropriate to certification areas and grade level ranges). Supervised practice in classrooms with certified teachers introduces the student to all aspects of the teaching day. University professors supervise the student teachers and conduct weekly practicum sessions.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SSED493 Student Teaching and Professional Practicum 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6 sh]

A capstone experience, or of two student teaching experiences required for certification in secondary social studies. Students are placed in a social studies classroom and teach under the supervision of a certified social studies teacher for one half semester. University professors conduct regular practicum sessions, according to prescribed guidelines, and supervise the student teachers. To register, a student must meet Pennsylvania State Teacher Education Guidelines, have a 3.0 GPA overall and in major with no course less than a "C" in professional courses, and have successfully completed required early field experiences. A student must show scores or the admittance ticket (showing evidence that the test date is before the first day of student teaching) of the required Praxis II exam for their major before starting student teaching.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

SSED494 Student Teaching and Professional Practicum 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6 sh]

A capstone experience, or of two student teaching experiences required for certification in secondary social studies. Students are placed in a social studies classroom and teach under the supervision of a certified social studies teacher for one half semester. University professors conduct regular practicum sessions, according to prescribed guidelines, and supervise the student teachers. To register, a student must meet Pennsylvania State Teacher Education Guidelines, have a 3.0 GPA overall and in major with no course less than a "C" in professional courses, and have successfully completed required early field experiences. A student must show scores or the admittance ticket (showing evidence that the test date is before the first day of student teaching) of the required Praxis II exam for their major before starting student teaching.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

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