Aug 19, 2022  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Criminal Justice

  
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    CRJU 3340 - Legal Analysis

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CRJU 1101.
    This course involves students in the processs of reasoning objectively and arguing persuasively within a socio-legal framework. Set against a background of formal and informal logic that guides reasoning in general, the course is primarily concerned with the reasoning underlying the construction of legal arguments from judicial, legislative, and scholarly points of view. Theoretical analysis is illustrated by investigating and writing about the law, with an emphasis on topics related to crime.

  
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    CRJU 3352 - Juvenile Delinquency and Corrections

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2201 or CRJU 1101.
    Surveys of the definition, extent, cause, treatment, prevention, and control of juvenile delinquency.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    CRJU 3365 - Profile of the Serial Offender

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CRJU 1101 and CRJU 3320.
    This course examines why some violent offenders repeat their crimes while others do not. Students learn the development of the offender characteristics and traits as well as investigative strategies in unsolved homicide and sexual assaults. Students examine theories and research which explains how the serial offender evolves from childhood to adult. Case presentations occur throughout the course.

  
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    CRJU 3396 - Cooperative Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the coordinator of cooperative education (Career Services) and the internship coordinator.
    A supervised work experience program for a minimum of two academic semesters at a previously approved site in business, industry, government or private agency related to criminal justice field. For sophomore, junior or senior level students who wish to obtain successive on the job experience in conjunction with their academic training.

  
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    CRJU 3398 - Internship

    1-9 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 90 hours.
    A structured off-campus experience in a super-vised setting that is related to the student’s major and career interests. Practical experience is combined with scholarly research in the topical area of the internship, under the guidance of an interdisciplinary faculty committee. Sites must be selected in advance of the semester of the internship. A departmental internship orientation session is scheduled once a semester.

  
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    CRJU 3400 - Ideological/Group Violence and Law Enforcement

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CRJU 1101.
    The course will examine law enforcement response to domestic and international terror-ism. Topics will include threat analysis, intelligence processing, proactive measures, reactive measures, development of modern terrorism and specific terrorist groups.

  
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    CRJU 4100 - Ethics in Criminal Justice

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CRJU 1101.
    This course prepares students to think critically about ethical issues they will encounter in the criminal justice profession. Topics include uses of force, increasing cultural diversity, and the balance between freedom and security.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    CRJU 4300 - Organized Crime

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CRJU 1101.
    This course examines the origins, histories, and activities of various major organized crime groups in the United States and throughout the world. Special emphasis is placed on emerging organized criminal enterprises in developing countries and regions. In addition, this course explores the methods used by law enforcement to combat organized crime.

  
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    CRJU 4305 - Technology and Cyber Crime


    Prerequisite: CRJU 1101.
    This course provides an overview of cyber crime and computer-related crime issues facing the American criminal justice system, particularly law enforcement. The course looks at law enforcement’s ability to respond and discusses law enforcement problems in dealing with computer crime. Students will learn about government response to cyber crime problems, especially from a law enforcement perspective. Future trends of cyber crime and computer related crime will also be discussed.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    CRJU 4400 - Directed Study in Criminal Justice

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and department chair.
    Covers special topics and seminars external to regular course offerings.

    Notes: May include original research projects and practicum experiences.
  
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    CRJU 4410 - Criminal Profiling and Analysis

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CRJU 1101, CRJU 3365.
    This course centers on the “deductive profiling” method, the analysis process of forensic evidence, and the development of offender characteristics. It approaches each crime as its own universe of social relationships and behaviors and requires the examination and analysis of a real homicide. An overview of the socio-legal aspects involving profiling and analysis of specific profiling issues in different types of serial crime are addressed.

  
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    CRJU 4430 - Victimology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: SOCI 2201 or CRJU 1101.
    An overview of the basic concepts of criminal victimization, including society’s response to victims and their problems.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    CRJU 4490 - Special Topics in Criminal Justice

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and department chair.
    Selected topics of interest to faculty and students.

  
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    CRJU 4499 - Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CRJU 1101 and CRJU 3301.
    This is a capstone course designed for senior-level students to apply learning from previous criminal justice courses and courses from their specific major concentration. This course addresses current issues and trends in criminal justice to integrate knowledge concerning criminal justice policy. Each student is required to prepare, submit, and present a research paper on an instructor-approved criminal justice topic.


Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality

  
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    CSH 2100 - Introduction to Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course provides an overview of ethical, environmental, and economic sustainable practices in the culinary hospitality industry. Historical development, organization structures, resource conservation, farming, travel and tourism and the role culinary management has in the industry are all discussed. Guest speakers are integrated into the course to provide industry perspective. Students also conduct a carbon footprint analysis identifying the environmental, societal, and economic impact of that footprint, and design strategies to reduce their own footprint.

  
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    CSH 2200 - World Cuisines and Culture

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course studies the evolution of agriculture, food preservation and preparation techniques, food habits and beliefs about food. We delve into geographical, historical, technological and religious factors that have influenced the food-related behaviors of various ethnic groups, exploring how all cultures impact individuals’ beliefs about food. Students taste and evaluate regional dishes from a variety of countries, focusing on ingredients, flavors, preparation and techniques characteristic of the cuisines and regions.

  
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    CSH 2300 - Basic Culinary Skills

    1 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This class serves as an introduction to fundamental cooking skills, methods, theories and techniques. Skills include creating sauces, stocks, soups, knife skills, saute techniques, equipment care, safety and usage, meat fabrication, seafood and vegetable identification and preparation, storing and preservation. Topics also include personal hygiene, safety, basic first aid, station organization, and agricultural sustainability. Students must take and pass the ServSafe sanitation certification exam to pass the course.

  
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    CSH 2400 - Services Management and Food Production

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of food and beverage services management emphasizing how food service professionals create and deliver guest-driven service, enhance value, build guest loyalty, and promote repeat business. Students learn theoretical and practical skills for effective management of food and beverage service operations relating to front and back of the house, leadership, management principles, service skills, service styles (French, Russian, American), and training of personnel.

  
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    CSH 2500 - Principles of Nutrition for the Professional

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of nutrition as needed for general health and healthy menu design. Topics include macro- and micro-nutrients needs for optimum health, U.S. dietary guidelines (and international equivalents), tools to assist with menu palnning and nutrient analysis. Students study food labeling, sustainable food practices, and how to apply these practices to meal and menu development, meal planning, and healthy cuisines.

  
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    CSH 3100 - Food Science I

    2 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CSH 2500.
    This course explores engineering, biological, and physical sciences to study the nature of foods, the causes of deterioration, the principles underlying cooking and food processing, and the improvement of food quality for the consuming public. Students acquire a basic theoretical understanding of the chemical and physiochemical principles involved in creating and maintaining desirable food sensory and nutritional properties during food storage, preparation and holding.

  
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    CSH 3200 - Food and Beverage Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ACCT 2100.
    This course promotes an understanding of the managerial aspects of hospitality purchasing activities in food, beverage, supplies, equipment, services, and furnishings. Emphasis is placed on strategic selection and procurement considerations based on item need, value, and supplier information. Students learn policies and procedures in the receiving, transportation logistics, storing, controlling, and issuing functions of inventory management all with responsible environmental consideration. Students learn how logistical decisions impact the performance of the operation.

  
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    CSH 3300 - Professional Development

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality majors: CSH 2100; Non-Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality majors: 60 credit hours and permission of the department.
    This course improves students’ abilities to describe their accomplishments and sell their ideas in professional networking situations, company meetings, responses to proposals, and interviews. Students learn to create career objectives based upon their research of career options and potential employers, and prepare a developmental roadmap that will lead them to success within their chosen profession.

  
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    CSH 3390 - International Initiatives in Foods (Study Abroad)

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 75+ credit hours and permission of the department chair.
    In this study abroad course, students evaluate the origins and migration of foods throughout a region, including food’s relationship to religion and various cultural groups, geographical location, social practices and economic well-being. Students examine the impact of the country’s sustainability practices and the basis for those practices. Students design, create, implement and evaluate a new sustainable practice in the partnered-locale.

  
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    CSH 3398 - Internship (Culinary Servicies Management)

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality majors: 60 credit hours or permission of the department chair; Non-Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality majors: not available to non-majors.
    This internship applies classroom learning to the professional practice of sustainability in culinary food service and hospitality management. Students gain hands-on experience under direct supervision of managers, chefs and staff in The Commons dining hall, rotating throughout KSU food eateries, campus catering, and any outside industry partner(s), to engage in a variety of food service operations, sustainable business practices and management responsibilities.

  
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    CSH 3400 - Sustainable Facilities Design and Management

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality majors: CSH 2100; Non-Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality majors: 60 credit hours and permission of the department chair.
    This course provides fundamental concepts of sustainability and resource conservation in the operations of culinary and hospitality facilities. Students learn how to work effectively with the engineering and maintenance department(s). The course prepares students to responsibly manage with emphais on the areas of energy, water and waste as related to their impact on the environment and facilities management. CPR/First Aid Training certification is a requirement for successful completion of the course.

  
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    CSH 3500 - Organic Agriculture and Beginning Apiary Studies

    2 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    Students are introduced to the competencies and hands-on methods to practice and experience all aspects of sustainable organic farming and beginning apiary studies. This course emphasizes sustainable food production systems, soil conservation, plant nutrition, honey bees and beekeeping, and the environmental study of how using the local bee population can increase crop production.

  
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    CSH 3610 - Club Management

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course introduces students to the world of private club management, including club governance, service excellence, organizational structure, quality management systems for clubs, government regulations, club marketing, food and beverage operations, computer technology for clubs, golf operations in clubs, club fitness operations, and club facilities management. Students learn how to incorporate sustainable practices in club management.

  
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    CSH 4100 - Principles of Beverage Operations Management

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CSH 2400 and permission of the department chair. All students must be 21 years or older to take this class.
    This course examines the management of bar and beverage operations within the various hospitality environments, exploring the history of the beverage industry, the cultural relevance of spirits and ales, and the incorporation of various beverages in food service. Students develop serving techniques of wine, spirits, beer, coffee, and tea, and create wine lists, beer lists, and beverage menus. Students must successfully complete the ServSafe Alcohol exam to pass the class.

  
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    CSH 4200 - Food and Beverage Cost

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ACCT 2100, ACCT 2200, and CSH 3200.
    This course provides a comprehensive look at the methods, tools and techniques to control food, beverage, and labor costs. Topics include planning, budgeting, standard costing, standardized recipes, menu development, principles of purchasing, staffing and labor costs. Emphasis is placed on controlling costs, allocation of overhead, and fiscal accountability in a sustainable environment.

  
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    CSH 4300 - Hospitality Law and Liability

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MGT 3100.
    This course provides a basic understanding of the law in general, and of the primary laws that apply to the hospitality and food service industries. Students learn to effectively manage the legal issues and liabilities most commonly faced by all hospitality managers, how environmental and natural resource law impacts the industry, and how to avoid and prevent legal liabilities.

  
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    CSH 4400 - Directed Study

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA and permission of the department chair.
    This course gives students the opportunity for in-depth study of a special topic in culinary sustainability and hospitality not afforded in regular course offerings. Students work under the direction of an individual faculty member.

  
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    CSH 4498 - Strategic Management in Hospitality

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality majors: Students must have completed MKTG 3100 and MGT 4001. This course is taken in the last or next-to-last semester in the program; Non-Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality majors: Senior standing and permission of the department chair.
    This challenging senior-level capstone course transforms students into strategic business leaders, incorporating disciplines learned throughout the curriculum including marketing, purchasing, situational analysis, quantitative production, environmental awareness, financial and quality management, and strategic formulation and implementation as applied to the hospitality industry. The primary focus is on the successful development, execution, and application of strategic management concepts to a signature event held during the semester.

  
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    CSH 4499 - Quantity Food Management

    1 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality majors: Students must have completed CSH 3100 and CSH 4200. This course is taken in the last or next-to-last semester in the program; Non-Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality majors: Senior standing and permission of the department chair.
    Students demonstrate established standards, techniques, and practices for large quantity food production by creating a meal service event, including the menu development and design, purchasing, sales and marketing, food service production, cost analysis and service of meals in a dining room environment.

  
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    CSH 4610 - Plant-Based Cuisine

    1 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CSH 2500.
    This course examines vegan and vegetarian diets and the nutritional prepartion of plant-based cuisines. Students explore why vegan and vegetarien diets are chosen for health, social, religious, or other reasons, with a focus on preparing meals with plant-based ingredients, modifying recipes, and determining preparation methods for highest nutritional value. Students analyze the relationship between diet and disease, and compare that for those eating exclusively plant-based cuisine to the average diet.

  
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    CSH 4620 - Viticulture and Vinification

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair. All students must be 21 years or older to take this course.
    Students obtain an in-depth understanding of vineyard and cellar practices that affect the commercial viability and long-term sustainability of the world’s most important wines. Classic, New World, and emerging, regions provide the context within which these practices are studied. The class develops students’ sensory evaluation skills for the purpose of guiding commercial decisions made by management within a foodservice or hospitality operation.

  
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    CSH 4630 - Spirits, Beers, and Brews

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair. All students must be 21 years or older to take this course.
    Students gain an in-depth understanding of key factors that influence price, quality, and long-term sustainability of the world’s most important spirits, beers and other alcoholic beverages such as cider and beverages and their regional or generic counterparts. Students will develop their sensory evaluation skills for the purpose of guiding commercial management decisions within the industry.


Dance

  
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    DANC 1107 - Arts in Society: Dance

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099, READ 0099, if required.
    Through an examination of the role of arts in society, and an in-depth study of selected dance events, this interactive course provides an understanding of the creative process and develops skills in creativity and critical analysis. Heightened perceptual abilities will be developed through class experiences and field visits to a variety of arts events in dance, music, visual arts, and theater. (Attendance at some events requires paid admission.)

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    DANC 2000 - Dance History I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    Explores dance as a reflection of culture and as an art form from the earliest societies to the present. International ballet, modern dance, and American dance will be observed closely as art forms and as commercial entertainment. Throughout the course students will read from books the observations of prominent dance critics, and they will view recordings of acclaimed dance pieces. Cultural influence and the contributions of individual artists will be investigated.

  
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    DANC 2100 - African Dance Technique

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    Students experience a variety of African dance forms, understand their relationship to the native culture, and study the technical aspects of their performance. May be taken twice for credit.

  
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    DANC 2200 - Tap Dance Technique

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    Students develop rhythmic complexity and performance techniques in tap dance. They will develop an understanding and experience of a variety of tap dance styles along with a historical understanding of the development of tap as an American art form. May be taken twice for credit.

  
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    DANC 2300 - Ethnic Dance Forms

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    Students physically experience a variety of ethnic dance forms and understand their historical development and relationship to society and global culture. May be taken twice for credit.

  
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    DANC 2400 - Social Dance

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    Students physically experience a variety of social dance forms and understand their historical development and relationship to society and global culture. May be taken twice for credit.

  
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    DANC 2500 - Indian Dance Technique

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This is an introductory course of Indian Classical dance techniques. Students explore the movement styles of Indian Classical dances from the historical, cultural, and aesthetic perspectives.

    Notes: May be taken twice for credit.
  
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    DANC 2713 - Dance Production

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
    This course includes individually designated production and/or performance assignments in support of public productions sponsored by the Department of Dance.

    Notes: This course may be repeated for a total of four times for credit.
  
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    DANC 3000 - Musical Theater Dance: Styles I

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1101.
    An introduction to major dance styles for musical theater including: fundamental performance skills, exercises in body awareness, and principles of choreography for musical theater pieces. Students address the process of creating a character through movement and develop audition and rehearsal techniques through in-class work and out-of-class assignments. Includes a survey of the history of dance in musical theater.

    Notes: May be taken twice for credit.
  
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    DANC 3001 - Musical Theater Dance: Styles II

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: DANC 3000 or permission of the instructor.
    Advanced study of a selected musical theater dance style, including a history of the form and its major choreographers.

    Notes: This course may be repeated for credit more than once provided the course content differs from the previous offering.
  
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    DANC 3100 - Ballet I: Classical Dance Technique

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: TPS 1107, ART 1107 or MUSI 1107.
    Students explore the principles and art of classical ballet through correct alignment, flexibility, balance and kinesthetic awareness. Fundamental barre exercises, center work, traveling steps and vocabulary are introduced. Students learn to apply techniques of moving gracefully through space while acquiring an understanding and appreciation of ballet as an art form and its place in contemporary musical theater.

    Notes: May be taken twice for credit.
  
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    DANC 3110 - Ballet II: Classical Dance Technique

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: DANC 3100 or permission of the instructor.
    Students will acquire complex motor skills, intermediate and advanced classical ballet techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation classical ballet performance. Multiple turns and beats are explored, along with beginning pointe work in some cases, as well as petite allegro and grand allegro combinations.

    Notes: May be taken twice for credit.
  
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    DANC 3120 - Ballet III: Classical Dance Technique

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: DANC 3110 or permission of the instructor.
    This is an intermediate-advanced level ballet technique course for the advanced dancers. Students will continue developing complex motor skills with multiple turns and beats, as well as musicality in classical ballet technique. Female dancers will work en pointe and male dancers will work on men’s combinations.

    Notes: May be taken twice for credit.
  
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    DANC 3130 - Ballet IV: Classical Dance Technique

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: DANC 3120 or permission of the instructor.
    This is an advanced ballet technique course for the pre-professional dancers. Emphasis is placed on complex movement sequences, ensemble awareness, classical repertory, advanced pointe technique and men’s combinations.

    Notes: May be taken four times for credit.
  
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    DANC 3200 - Jazz Dance: Styles I

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1101.
    Students explore the principles and art of jazz dance through correct alignment, body control, flexibility, weight shift and rhythmic control. Center work, stretching, isolations, extensions, turns, jumps, simple combinations and vocabulary are introduced. Students learn to apply techniques of defined traveling movements in a range of dynamic and changing rhythms while acquiring an understanding and appreciation of jazz dance as an art form.

    Notes: May be taken twice for credit.
  
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    DANC 3210 - Jazz Dance: Styles II

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: DANC 3200 or permission of the instructor.
    Students acquire complex motor skills, intermediate and advanced techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in jazz dance performance. Multiple simultaneous isolations, contracted falls and turning jumps are explored, along with movement combinations of 64 beats and longer.

    Notes: May be taken twice for credit.
  
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    DANC 3220 - Jazz Dance: Styles III

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: DANC 3210 or permission of the instructor.
    This is an intermediate-advanced jazz technique course for the advanced dancers. Emphasis is placed on learning complex and challenging combinations with correct body placement and balance. Students will continue developing their motor skills, jazz dance techniques, musically and artistry.

     

    Notes: May be taken twice for credit.

  
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    DANC 3230 - Jazz Dance: Style IV

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: DANC 3220 or permission of the instructor.
    This is an advanced jazz technique course for the pre-professional dancers. Emphasis is placed on continuing to develop advanced level performance techniques and learning technically, musically and artistically challenging combinations as well as professional repertory.

    Notes: May be taken four times for credit.
  
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    DANC 3300 - Modern Dance I: Contemporary Dance Technique

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1101.
    Students explore the principles and art of modern dance through correct alignment, endurance, strength, flexibility, balance and kinesthetic awareness. Fundamental barre exercises, center work, traveling steps and vocabulary are introduced. Students learn to apply techniques of moving gracefully through space while acquiring an understanding and appreciation of modern dance as an art form.

    Notes: May be taken twice for credit.
  
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    DANC 3310 - Modern Dance II: Contemporary Dance Techniques

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: DANC 3300 or permission of the instructor.
    Students acquire complex motor skills, inter-mediate and advanced movement techniques and knowledge appropriate for the successful participation in modern dance performance. Standing falls, extended off-center balances, and turning jumps are explored, along with movement combinations of 64 beats and longer.

    Notes: May be taken twice for credit.
  
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    DANC 3320 - Modern Dance III: Contemporary Dance Technique

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: DANC 3310 or permission of the instructor.
    This is an intermediate-advanced modern technique course for the advanced dancers. Students will continue to develop neuromuscular coordination, correct alignment, body placement and balance. Students will also continue to develop proficiency in one or more movement styles and learn intermediate-advanced level repertory.

     

    Notes: May be taken twice for credit.

  
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    DANC 3330 - Modern Dance IV: Contemporary Dance Technique

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: DANC 3320 or permission of the instructor.
    This is an advanced modern technique course for the pre-professional dancer. Emphasis is placed on developing complex neuromuscular coordination, correct alignment, body placement and balance. Students will be expected to develop proficiency in multiple movement styles and learn advanced repertory.

    Notes: May be taken four times for credit.
  
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    DANC 3398 - Internship

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of the director of dance.
    A supervised, credit-earning work experience of one academic semester with a previously approved professional dance or theater company, dance studio, art agency or government agency serving the arts.

  
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    DANC 3400 - Movement for Performers

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course is designed to increase the performer’s physical awareness on and off stage. A variety of assignments will help students isolate their physical habits and tensions as well as develop strength and flexibility. Students will explore efficiency in movement, increase their range of physical expression, develop a healthy use of the body and acquire an awareness of spatial relationships.

    Notes: May be taken twice for credit.
  
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    DANC 3500 - Pas de Deux/Pointe

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: DANC 3100 or permission of the instructor.
    This course develops a student’s partnering skills in dance through increased technical development and the learning of classical repertory. A portion of this course focuses on the development of pointe technique for women and classical variations for men. This course is designed to develop the advanced-intermediate level dance student’s ability to transfer classical ballet skills into partnered pas de deux work.

    Notes: May be taken twice for credit
  
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    DANC 3600 - Dance Improvisation

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1101
    In this course, students will creatively discover and investigate the body’s potential to move without preconception. Through a variety of movement stimulation exercises students are encouraged to develop their inner creativity and explore movement invention.

    Notes: May be taken twice for credit.
  
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    DANC 3700 - Body Conditioning and Somatics

    0 Class Hours 4 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1101.
    This course offers the study of a variety of physical conditioning methods such as yoga and pilates combined with injury prevention techniques that promote physical efficiency and physical development of the body.

    Notes: May be taken twice for credit.
  
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    DANC 4010 - Dance History II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: DANC 2000.
    A historical study of prevalent twentieth-century dance forms and their development. Socio-cultural influences in dance and the contributions of individual artists is investigated and researched. A portion of this course studies the history of dance in world cultures and global trends in the development of dance as an art form.

  
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    DANC 4100 - Dance Kinesiology

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: DANC 2000.
    A study of the science of the human body, its anatomy and movement physics.

  
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    DANC 4200 - Analysis and Criticism of Dance

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: DANC 2000.
    Students develop analytical and critical skills in dance through an understanding of core dance principles, developing refined observation skills, and the study of dance journalism.

  
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    DANC 4300 - Dance Pedagogy

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: DANC 2000 and ENGL 1102.
    Students study the philosophical and practical principles associated with the teaching of dance as an art form. Through practical application of theoretical learning objectives, students learn to identify and work conceptually from core principles in technique and pedagogy.

  
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    DANC 4400 - Directed Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and department chair.
    Selected topics of an advanced nature, which may include original research projects.

  
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    DANC 4490 - Special Topics

    1-3. Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and department chair.
    Topics of an special interest to students and faculty.

  
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    DANC 4500 - Choreography

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Two 3000-level DANC classes or permission of the instructor.
    This course introduces dance choreography including improvisational techniques and choreographic devices appropriate for the concert stage, musical theater, children’s theater or educational theater.

  
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    DANC 4800 - Senior Seminar

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: DANC 4010 or permission of the director of dance.
    This course evaluates the students understanding of practical, aesthetic, and critical issues in dance as an art form in contemporary society. Students discuss theoretical principles used by contemporary artists that support the application of contemporary principles in the field of dance.

  
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    DANC 4900 - Senior Project

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: DANC 4010 and 90 credit hours.
    Students produce a creative work based on a research project that results in a public performance.


Early Childhood Education

  
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    ECE 2205 - Organization and Administration of Early Childhood Programs

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDUC 2110.
    This course addresses managing and planning for child care facilities including licensing, ethics, organization, equipment, child guidance, administration and policies, parent and community relations. This course provides the candidate with an opportunity to understand the importance and application of developmentally appropriate practices and examine the responsibilities of the early childhood administrator in a preschool setting. Facilities that care for culturally and linguistically diverse children and children with special needs are addressed. Preschool observations are required. Verification of professional liability insurance is required before placement in observation settings.

     

  
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    ECE 2220 - Practicum

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the director of the Center for Education Placements and Partnerships, advisor, and department chair.
    A practicum in a classroom during which the student will be actively involved in the teaching-learning process under the guidance of a professional teacher.

  
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    ECE 2303 - Instructional Technology in Schools

    1 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDUC 2201.
    Develops skill in selecting and using technology to enhance instruction in the early childhood classroom. Includes a laboratory experience with computers, educational software and multimedia presentations.

  
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    ECE 3313 - The Preschool Curriculum

    2 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.
    The course prepares students in developing knowledge and understanding of the principles, components and development of preschool curricula, and strategies of learning for preschool children. The 35 hour field experience in a pre-kindergarten setting, a requirement of this course, assists the candidate in the application of developmentally appropriate practices with prekindergarten children including those who are culturally and linguistically diverse and those children with and without disabilities.

    Notes: Verification of professional liability insurance is required prior to placement in the field experience.

    Offered as an online course.
  
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    ECE 3320 - Teaching Reading in the Early Grades

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program. Corequisite: EDUC 3302.
    Examines theories and principles that guide emergent literacy instruction. Focus is on the cognitive development of the emergent reader and right brain-based research. Strong emphasis is placed on phonemic awareness. Assessment tools and approaches to reading instruction, including ability grouping, are examined and applied. Strategies for teaching reading and writing skills are contextualized in children’s literature. Multicultural perspectives and technology are used to facilitate and reinforce instruction. Includes extensive field experience. Verification of professional liability insurance is required prior to placement in the field. Twenty (20) hours field experience is included.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ECE 3330 - Teaching Reading in the Elementary Grades 3-5

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program; EDUC 3302, ECE 3320, and EDUC 2130.
    The relationship among reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing is studied in the context of national and state performance standards for grades 3-5. Content area reading, study strategies, comprehension strategies, use of a variety of genres, and various strategies for teaching spelling, grammar, vocabulary, and writing are included. Emphasis is place on insuring that candidates understand the transition from learning to read to reading to learn, the connection between reading and writing, the significance of listening, speaking, and viewing within the context of reading, and the use of technology to extend and support literacy.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ECE 3340 - Diagnosis and Application of Literacy Instruction in the Early Childhood Classroom

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program and ECE 3320.
    This course includes the study and application of diagnosis and instructional activities for the preservice elementary and early childhood classroom teacher. It includes both formal and informal diagnosis, interpretation of formal and informal test results, planning and implementation of instructional actions, application of literacy diagnosis across the curriculum, and diagnosis of the classroom literacy environment and instruction. This course requires 20 hours field experience.

     

    Notes: Proof of liability insurance and background check are required for placement.

    Offered as an online course.

  
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    ECE 3350 - Child Development and Early Learning

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.
    This course addresses theories of human development from conception to middle childhood (age eleven years) with attention to the social, emotional, physical and cognitive domains. Issues relating to family, diversity, and culture will be addressed as they relate to development and supporting children’s learning. Candidates will also explore effective learning environments, health, safety & nutrition for children. Observations in natural settings will be required.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ECE 3360 - Reading, Process Writing, and Language Arts, K-5

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and ECE 3320.
    The relationship among reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing is studied in the context of national and state K-5 standards. Context area reading and writing are taught within a text-based instructional framework. The course will ensure that candidates understand language development, the transition from learning to read to reading to learn, the connection between reading and writing, the process approach to writing instruction, and the use of technology to extend and support literacy.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ECE 3364 - Children’s Literature

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.
    This course includes a survey of literature appropriate for kindergarten and early grade readers. Reviews both current and traditional works in several genres and exploration of various approaches for teaching such literature will be examined.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ECE 3398 - Internship

    1-12 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of the director of the Center for Education Placements and Partnerships, advisor, and department chair.
    This course is comprised of a supervised teaching experience for teachers seeking certification renewal credit.

  
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    ECE 3410 - Human Reproduction, Perinatal Development, Health, Safety, and Nutrition

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Education Program. Corequisite: ECE 3405 and ECE 3415.
    Students will learn about human reproduction, the effects of heredity and environment upon fertility, conception, and prenatal development. They will study development from conception to birth, the stages of pregnancy, prenatal health care, the birth process, and associated risk factors. They will learn the importance and effects of maternal attachment, bonding, and nursing. They will study the newborn’s amazing capabilities, the importance of effective care, the nutritional needs of mother and child, infectious disease control, and consider safety issues.

  
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    ECE 3415 - Infants: Stages of Growth and Development & Developmentally Appropriate Care and Activities

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Education Program. Corequisite: ECE 3405, ECE 3410, and ECE 3420.
    This course provides students with an understanding of the importance of infant development from birth to eighteen months of age. Students will study the dramatic physical, sensorial, emotional, and cognitive growth that occurs during each stage of development. They will learn to create supportive environments and to use appropriate materials, activities, and methods of care and education that can enhance the important developmental periods that children experience from birth to 18 months of age.

  
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    ECE 3420 - Observation and Supervised Practice Teaching - Infants

    1 Class Hours 7 Laboratory Hours 5 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Education Program. Corequisite: ECE 3405, ECE 3410, and ECE 3415.
    Teacher candidates will learn to develop, plan, and implement strategies for the care and education of infants from birth to 18 months of age. Candidates will teach under the supervision of childcare professionals and a university faculty. Candidates will develop skills in the application of developmentally appropriate practices with infants. Candidates will meet with a university supervisor each week to review planning and teaching strategies and to discuss their concerns. Verification of professional liability insurance is required prior to placement in the teaching experience.

  
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    ECE 3435 - Toddlers: Stages of Growth and Development & Developmentally Appropriate Care and Activities

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Education Program. Corequisite: ECE 3445.
    Students will develop an understanding of the importance of infant development from eighteen months to three years of age. Students will learn to identify and support the important physical, sensorial, emotional, language, and cognitive growth that take place during each stage of development. They will learn how to enhance that development through the creation of supportive environments and through the application of developmentally appropriate activities, methods, and materials.

  
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    ECE 3445 - Observation and Supervised Practice Teaching - Toddlers

    1 Class Hours 7 Laboratory Hours 5 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Education Program. Corequisite: ECE 3435.
    Teacher candidates will learn to develop, plan, and implement strategies for the care and education of toddlers from 18 months to 3 years of age. Candidates will teach under the supervision of child care professionals and university faculty. Candidates will develop skills in the application of developmentally appropriate practices with toddlers. Candidates will meet with a university supervisor each week to review planning and teaching strategies and to discuss their concerns. Verification of professional liability insurance is required prior to placement in the teaching experience.

  
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    ECE 3510 - Fostering Young Children’s Learning Through Play

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Education Program.
    This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with the knowledge and understanding of children’s play in a variety of settings. A review of play theories as well as a historical approach to play is presented. Teacher candidates have the opportunity to explore the relationship of play to curriculum development and assessment. Issues regarding gender, culture, second language acquisition, socioeconomic status, stress and personality types are discussed in relationship to play.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ECE 3520 - Curriculum and Assessment for Children Birth through Three Years of Age

    2 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Education Program.
    The course is designed to assist students in understanding the principles, components, and development of infant and toddler curricula, and strategies of learning for very young children. The 35-hour field experience in an infant, toddler, or early learning environment is required for this course.

    Notes: Verification of professional liability insurance is required prior to conducting the field experience.

    Offered as an online course.
  
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    ECE 3530 - Developmental Aspects of Movement and Physical Domain

    2 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Education Program; ECE 2205 and ECE 3350. Corequisite: ECE 4515, ECE 3560, and ECE 4545.
    Movement exploration for young children will be studied and experienced. Candidates will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of children’s games and rhythmic activities as well as create and implement these activities to meet the diverse needs of young children. Intensive five-week field experience in an early childhood setting is required.

    Notes: Verification of professional liability insurance is required. Current use of technology will be integrated as communication and instructional tools.
  
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    ECE 3540 - Health, Wellness, and the Young Child

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teaching Education Program.
    This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with opportunities to understand the importance of a healthy and safe environment for young children. Issues include infectious disease control, injury and accident prevention, chronic health care conditions and illnesses, child abuse and neglect, and proper meal planning and nutrition. Upon successful completion of this course, teacher candidates will be awarded certification in Basic First Aid and CPR for infants and young children.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ECE 3560 - Instructing Young Children through Art, Music, and the Aesthetic Domain

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program, ECE 2205 and ECE 3350. Corequisite: ECE 4515, ECE 3530, and ECE 4545.
    The role of art, music, and creativity will be explored. Teacher candidates will understand the relationship of the infant and young child’s development to creative expression, art, and music. Methods of implementing art, music, and creative development in teaching infants and young children will be taught.

    Notes: An intensive field experience will be included.
  
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    ECE 3575 - International Approaches to Early Care and Learning

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program; ECE 2205.
    This course addresses comparative early care of infants and children in international settings. Students will explore the diversity of parenting, for example, neonatal and early child care and education. The course will include a survey of the role of the international agency support.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ECE 3590 - Families, Schools, and Communities: Partners in Education

    2 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program; ECE 2205.
    This course analyzes family, school, and community resources as related to the family life cycle, explores environmental approach, and exploration of careers related to children and families. Strategies to improve communication and collaboration are emphasized with a focus on family types, cultures, languages, economic conditions, school systems, community services, political forces, advocacy groups, and other factors that impact young children and their families. Fifteen hours of service learning in an approved site is required.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ECE 4305 - Motor Development and Refined Control of Movement

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ECE 3405. Corequisite: ECE 4315 and ECE 4320.
    Students will learn how essential movement is to the physical, emotional, and cognitive development of children. They will learn to present children with motives of activity in which action and interest combine to provide irresistible activities that children love to repeat spontaneously. Students will understand that children develop independence and achieve concentration and self-realization when they work with developmentally appropriate materials. Students will learn to implement teaching strategies that enhance the child’s physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development.

  
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    ECE 4310 - A Conceptual Framework for the Montessori System of Education

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.
    Insights into the nature of child development reveal that respect for the child’s inner teacher serves as the integrating principle for the effective education of young children. Students will learn that importance of the prepared environment as the third essential element in the teaching learning equation. They will discover that the sensitive periods are the most powerful times for learning. This Conceptual Framework undergirds the research based Montessori System of Education.

  
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    ECE 4315 - Sensorial Development

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ECE 3405. Corequisite: ECE 4305 and ECE 4320.
    Candidates will learn to use a rich array of developmentally appropriate materials that address each of the child’s senses in ways that establish foundations for cognitive growth. Work with these materials promotes the development that children need for the successful mastery of writing, reading, and mathematics skills. Candidates learn to give sensorial presentaions with Geometry, Botany, Geography, and Peace Education Curriculum materials and also learn to help children develop listening, sight singing and musical notation skills.

  
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    ECE 4320 - Observation and Supervised Practice Teaching - Early Childhood I

    1 Class Hours 7 Laboratory Hours 5 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ECE 3405. Corequisite: ECE 4305 and ECE 4315.
    Candidates will learn to develop, plan, and implement strategies for the care and education of 3 to 5 year old children. Candidates will teach under the supervision of childcare professionals and university faculty. Candidates will develop skills in the presentation of developmentally appropriate practical life and sensorial materials to 3 to 5 year old children. Candidates meet with a university supervisor each week to review planning and teaching strategies and to discuss their concerns. Verification of professional liability insurance is required prior to placement in the teaching experience.

  
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    ECE 4335 - Acquisition of Language and Literacy Skills in One or More Languages

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ECE 4305 and ECE 4315. Corequisite: ECE 4336.
    Students will be introduced to classified vocabulary and the presentation of the nomenclatures of Biology, Geography, Zoology, History, and the Arts that enrich and extend children’s oral language skills. Students will be introduced to research-based key words, cursive sandpaper letters and movable alphabets help children develop phonemic awareness and achieve sound-symbol associations. Candidates will present writing activities that lead children to discovery reading spontaneously. Candidates will learn to apply the principles of second language acquisition research to the instruction of English language learners.

 

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