Nov 30, 2022  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Early Childhood Education

  
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    ECE 4336 - The Competent Manufacture and Presentation of Language Materials

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: ECE 4335.
    Students will manufacture and practice presenting the many research-based language materials designed for use in offering developmentally appropriate language arts presentations and activities to 3-5 year old children. These materials are not available from Montessori suppliers, so each teacher prepares 70 selected materials for his/her own classroom. Students practice with the materials to develop and refine the skills they need to give language presentations to young children effectively.

  
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    ECE 4345 - Preparing the Mathematical Mind of the Young Child

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ECE 4315. Corequisite: ECE 4355.
    Research-based materials and teaching/learning strategies are used to present numeration and mathematics to young children. Candidates will learn to present linear counting, the four operations and tables, commulative and squaring operations, binomial addition, and the multiplication of polynomials to young children. Memorization materials are presented with which to review and enhance the recall of known number facts.

  
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    ECE 4355 - Observation and Supervised Practice Teaching - Early Childhood II

    0 Class Hours 9 Laboratory Hours 6 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ECE 3405. Corequisite: ECE 4335, ECE 4336, and ECE 4345.
    Candidates will learn to develop, plan, and implement strategies for the care and education of 3-5 year old children. Candidates will teach under the supervision of child care professionals and university faculty. Candidates will develop skills in the presentation of developmentally appropriate language and mathematics materials to 4-5 year old children. 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 4400 - Directed Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and department chair prior to registration.
    A directed study is a concentrated investigation of a particular aspect of education as a topic within a teaching field concentration or degree major. The content of the directed study will be determined jointly by the instructor and the student.

  
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    ECE 4401 - Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood Education

    2 Class Hours 5 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDUC 3302 and MATH 3317. Corequisite: HPS 3670.
    This course is the study of integrating mathematics concepts, principles and processes into the teaching of mathematics in preschool through fifth grade. Emphasis will be placed upon developmentally appropriate practices in planning, implementing and evaluating instruction in the mathematics curriculum. Includes an extensive field experience as well as media use.

    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 4402 - Teaching Science in Early Childhood Education

    2 Class Hours 5 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDUC 3302, ISCI 2001 and ISCI 2002.
    This course is the study of integrating science processes, principles and concepts into the teaching of science in preschool through fifth grade. Emphasis will be placed on the process-oriented inquiry method of teaching science, curriculum goals, design and planning and implementing and evaluating instruction in science. Includes an extensive field experience as well as the use of educational technology.

     

    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 4403 - Teaching Social Studies in Early Childhood Education

    2 Class Hours 5 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDUC 3302 and a grade of “C” or better in HIST 2111 or HIST 2112.
    The focus of this course is on the curriculum goals and content for social studies in the early grades. Emphasis will be placed on developing an integrated approach to social studies and on developing inquiry processes appropriate to the age and developmental levels of students in preschool through fifth grade. Includes an extensive field experience as well as media use.

    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 4404 - Teaching Reading & Language Arts Across the Curriculum in Early Childhood Education

    2 Class Hours 5 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDUC 3302 and ECE 3340.
    This course encompasses  the study of the integration of language arts across the curriculum and effective strategies for planning, implementing and evaluating instruction in reading, writing, listening and speaking in preschool through fifth grade. Emphasis on assessment techniques and approaches to conducting guided lessons in reading and writing that are culturally and developmentally appropriate. Includes an extensive field experience and media use.

    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 4405 - Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies in Early Childhood

    2 Class Hours 5 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the TOSS program and ECE 3340.
    This course includes the study and application of social studies and language arts as integrative elements of the elementary curriculum. Candidates will focus on the nature and theory in order to prepare students to become citizens actors, adopt problem solving dispositions and achieve excellence in the application of oral and written communication skills.

    Notes: Verification of professional liability insurance is required prior to placement in the field experience.
  
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    ECE 4406 - Teaching of Elementary Education Internship

    0 Class Hours 9 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the TOSS program. Corequisite: ECE 4401; ECE 4402; ECE 4403; ECE 4404.
    This course is an intensive and extensive field experience in an elementary school. Candidates will be required to spend seven and one half hours per day, five days a week, for four weeks. Candidates must have a satisfactory field experience to continue on to student teaching. Proof of professional liability insurance and a criminal background check are required prior to receiving a school placement.

  
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    ECE 4410 - Reading Across the Curriculum

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the TOSS program and ECE 3340.
    This course includes an examination of the reading and writing processes in the content areas with a transition from learning to read and write to reading and writing to learn. Methods, strategies, and techniques for teaching reading and writing in all content areas to diverse populations with an emphasis on actual application of knowledge in the TOSS integrated unit and field experience are included. The selection and use of technology, including electronic texts, is explored. To be taken concurrently with ECE 4401, ECE 4402, and ECE 4405.

    Notes: Verification of professional liability insurance is required prior to placement in the field experience.
  
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    ECE 4473 - Student Teaching: Early Childhood (P-5)

    12 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to student teaching.
    Full-time teaching experience under the supervision of a public school cooperating teacher and college supervisor. Verification of professional liability insurance is required before placement in student teaching.

  
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    ECE 4490 - Special Topics in Education

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and department chair.
    This course is comprised of selected special topics of interest to faculty and students.

  
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    ECE 4515 - Methods and Development of Language and Literacy

    2 Class Hours 5 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program; ECE 3364; ECE 3590; ECE 3313. Corequisite: ECE 4545, ECE 3530, and ECE 3560.
    This course is designed as an introduction to the study of language acquisition and development in typically and atypically developing infants through age five years. Emphasis will be given to ages and stages of language development, family and cultural influences, and the importance of a language-rich environment. This methods course includes an extensive field experience for 5 weeks. Verification of professional liability insurance is required prior to placement in the field.
     

  
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    ECE 4525 - Methods of Nurturing Second Language Acquisition

    2 Class Hours 5 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program; EDUC 2120.
    Candidates will learn the language proficiency levels for the fours skills and appropriate techniques for working with English Language Learners and families. Candidates will examine major principles of linguistic systems and their acquisition as they occur in first and additional languages. Candidates will explore oral and written language and become familiar with assessment tools for evaluating second language development. A 15-hour field experience is required.

    Notes: Verification of professional liability insurance is required.

    Offered as an online course.
  
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    ECE 4535 - Methods of Working with B-5 Children with Disabilities and Early Identification of Children with Special Needs

    2 Class Hours 5 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program; INED 3304.
    This course provides methods of early identification and instruction for young children with special needs. Legal issues and definitions of terms involving preschool special education will be addressed. Curriculum modification and environmental accommodations for young children with special needs will be reviewed. Assessment techniques and the role of service providers will be discussed. A fifteen-hour field experience in early intervention/early childhood special education is required.

    Notes: Verification of professional liability insurance is required.

    Offered as an online course.
  
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    ECE 4545 - Methods of Discovery and Exploration of Scientific and Mathematical Concepts

    2 Class Hours 5 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program; ISCI 2001; ISCI 2002; ECE 3520. Corequisite: ECE 4515, ECE 3560, and ECE 3530.
    This course focuses on integrating the science processes and concepts of inquiry-based science into early childhood education. Emphasis is placed on the importance of science in early childhood and the implementation, and assessment of science curriculum. Instructional areas include numeration, measurement, estimation, and computation skills. This course includes an intensive five-week field experience as well as the use of educational technology.

    Notes: Verification of liability insurance is required.

Economics

  
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    ECON 1100 - Global Economics

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099, MATH 0099, READ 0099, if required.
    Analysis of economic decision-making in a global setting. Examines the fundamental questions of economics as they relate to individuals, firms, and governments operating in an open economy. Topics covered include: a comparison of economic systems, how a market system works, the role of government in the economy, the basis for international trade, the dynamics of the global monetary system, and the impact of technology on economic growth.

     

    Notes: This course is for non-business majors. This course will not count for business majors.

  
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    ECON 2100 - Principles of Microeconomics

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: MATH 1111 or higher; Non-business Majors: 3 credit hours of MATH numbered 1101 or higher.
    Analysis of price and output determination under various market structures, income distribution, resource allocation, domestic problems and international trade. This course is required for Business majors and International Affairs majors.

     

    Notes: Offered as an online course.

  
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    ECON 2200 - Principles of Macroeconomics

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: ECON 2100, MATH 1111, and MATH 1106 or higher Calculus; Non-business Majors: ECON 2100 and 6 credit hours of MATH numbered 1101 or higher.
    Analysis of socioeconomic goals, money and credit systems, theories of national income, employment and economic growth.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ECON 2300 - Business Statistics

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: MATH 1111; Non-business Majors: MATH 1101.
    An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics with an emphasis on business applications. Topics covered include data summarization, probability distributions, sampling methods, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, online data sources, and ethics in research. Small case studies are used to illustrate statistical applications within business settings.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ECON 3300 - Applied Statistical and Optimization Models

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours including MATH 1106, BISM 2100, ECON 2300, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    The study of quantitative models for decision-making within business operations. Topics include one-way ANOVA, simple and multiple linear regression, forecasting, linear programming optimization models, and decision analysis. Case studies are used to illustrate modeling applications within business settings, and spreadsheet software is used to assist in modeling and analysis.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ECON 3396 - Cooperative Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and approval of the Coordinator of cooperative education/internships (KSU Career Services); Non-business Majors: Not available to non-business majors.
    A supervised work experience program for a minimum of two academic semesters at a site in business, industry, or government. For sophomore, junior, or senior level students who wish to obtain successive on the job experience in conjunction with their academic training.

     

    Notes: Co-op credit can be used only in the “Business Electives” area of the BBA.

  
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    ECON 3398 - Internship

    1-9 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and approval of the Coordinator of cooperative education/internships (KSU Career Services); Non-business Majors: Not available to non-business majors.
    A supervised, credit-earning work experience of one academic semester with a previously approved business firm, private agency, or government agency. A research paper is required to receive credit. For junior or senior students who wish to participate in an on the job experience in which they may apply their academic education. The work experience may not be with a current employer. This course will be graded on an S/U basis.

     

    Notes: Internship credit can be used only in the “Business Electives” area of the BBA.

  
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    ECON 4210 - Money and Financial Markets

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and FIN 3100; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours, ECON 2200, FIN 3100, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Analyzes the operation, structure, regulation, and control of financial markets emphasizing the effects on the level and term structure of interest rates, economic activity, and business decisions. Focuses on monetary theory, monetary and fiscal policies, the Federal Reserve System, and financial institutions, markets, and instruments.

  
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    ECON 4310 - Economic Development in Global Perspective

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours, ECON 2200, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    An analysis of key development issues both as they relate to individual countries and to factors linking countries, such as international trade and capital flows. Topics addressed include savings, investment, technology, demographics, human resources, and economic institutions. Investigates these topics for third world countries and those that are more economically advanced.

  
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    ECON 4400 - Directed Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and approval of the instructor and department chair prior to registration; Non-business Majors: Approval of instructor and the Coles College of Business.
    Special topics of an advanced nature not in the regular course offerings.

  
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    ECON 4410 - International Trade and Finance

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours, ECON 2200, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Principles of international trade and finance. Management of foreign operations of the firm within constraints of the international environment. Study of international currency flows, exchange rates and international banking practices.

  
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    ECON 4490 - Special Topics in Economics and Quantitative Analysis

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and approval of the instructor and department chair; Non-business Majors: Permission of instructor and the Coles College of Business.
    Selected special topics of interest to faculty and students. This course may be taken more than once.

    Notes: Up to 9 credit hours are permitted.
  
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    ECON 4510 - Microeconomics

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours, ECON 2200, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Theory of the determination of price and output in both partial and general equilibrium. Topics include the theory of the firm, consumer behavior, analysis of market structures, welfare economics, social choice, the theory of games, and asymmetric information.

  
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    ECON 4530 - Public and Urban Economics

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours, ECON 2200, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    This course considers the application of economic models to analyze the role of government in correcting market failures, the effects of taxation and expenditure policies on the allocation of resources, and the distribution of income. There is an emphasis on the optimal provision of public goods, the incidence and behavioral effects of taxes, regulation of externalities, public choice and the spatial organization of the economy.

  
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    ECON 4550 - The Economics of Strategy

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and ECON 2300; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours, ECON 2300, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    An economic analysis of the fundamental issues that underpin the firm’s strategic pricing, production, and resource allocation decisions in alternative competitive environments. Topics include the horizontal, vertical and corporate boundaries of the firm, the nature of competitive markets and competitive interactions among firms, how the firm positions itself to compete, and how the firm designs its organizational architecture to support its competitive goals.

  
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    ECON 4610 - Macroeconomics

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours, ECON 2200, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Analysis of the determination of output, employment, interest rates, and income with emphasis on the influence of fiscal and monetary policy.

  
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    ECON 4710 - Econometrics and Forecasting

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and ECON 2300; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours, ECON 2200, and ECON 2300 or MATH 1107, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    Study of the tools used for estimating and forecasting demand, revenue and cost, as well as demographic characteristics of importance to an individual in a business decision-making position.

  
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    ECON 4750 - Multivariate Data Analysis

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and ECON 2300; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours, ECON 2200, and ECON 2300 or MATH 1107, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    The theory and application of quantitative methods of data analysis. Emphasis is on the application of statistical principles to empirical model building in business and economics. Topics include regression analysis, analysis of variance, factor analysis, discriminant analysis, parametric and nonparametric tests, sampling techniques, and experimental design.

  
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    ECON 4810 - Quantitative Decision Models

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and ECON 2300; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours, ECON 2200, and ECON 2300 or MATH 1107, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    The theory and application of quantitative decision models. Emphasis is on the formulation, solution, and interpretation of models with application to a variety of business problems. Topics include linear, integer, nonlinear, and dynamic programming, network analysis, duality, and postoptimality analysis.

  
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    ECON 4850 - Decision Analysis and Simulation

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and ECON 2300; Non-business Majors: 60 credit hours, ECON 2200, and ECON 2300 or MATH 1107, and permission of the Coles College of Business.
    The theory and application of stochastic decision models. Emphasis is on the application of probability and simulation techniques to structure decision problems in business and economics. Topics include measurement of risk, decision processes, decision analysis, and static and dynamic simulation models.


Education

  
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    EDUC 2110 - Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education

    2 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    This course engages potential education candidates in observations and interactions in schools, and analyses of critical and contemporary educational issues. Candidates investigate issues influencing the social and political contexts of educational settings in Georgia and the United States. Candidates actively examine the teaching profession from multiple vantage points both within and outside the school. Against this backdrop, candidates reflect on and interpret the meaning of education and schooling in a diverse culture. Includes the use of current technologies which are directly related to effective teaching and 15 hours of observation and participation in an appropriate school setting elementary/early childhood, middle grades, secondary or P-12 environments. Verification of professional liability insurance and a criminal background check are required prior to receiving a school placement.

     

    Notes: Verification of professional liability insurance and a criminal background check are required prior to receiving a school placement.

    Offered as an online course.

  
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    EDUC 2120 - Sociocultural Influences on Teaching and Learning

    2 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    This course introduces teachers to fundamental knowledge of culture essential for effective teaching in increasingly diverse classrooms. Designed as a foundation course for subsequent courses focused on the preparation of culturally responsive teachers, this course examines 1) the nature and function of culture; 2) the development of individual and group cultural identity; 3) definition and implications of diversity. Includes 15 hours of observation and participation in an appropriate school setting-elementary/early childhood, middle grades, secondary or P-12 environments. Verification of professional liability insurance and a criminal background check are required prior to receiving a school placement.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    EDUC 2130 - Exploring Teaching and Learning

    2 Class Hours 1 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDUC 2110.
    This course explores key aspects of learning and teaching through examining your own learning processes and those of others, with the goal of applying your knowledge to enhance the learning of all students in a variety of educational settings and contexts. Includes 10 hours of observation and interaction with a learner in a naturalistic setting. Current use of technology will be integrated as communication and instructional tools. Verification of professional liability insurance is required.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    EDUC 2201 - Teaching and Schools in a Changing Society

    2 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    An introductory study of current issues and problems in American education from historical, political, economic, social, philosophical, multicultural, and global perspectives. Focuses on efforts of schools to adapt to a changing society, the role of the teacher as a professional educator and professional ethics. Includes the use of current technologies which are directly related to effective teaching and 30 hours of observation and participation in a classroom setting appropriate to the students’ professional interests in elementary/early childhood, middle grades, secondary, or P-12 education. Verification of professional liability insurance is required prior to prior to enrolling in this course.




  
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    EDUC 2202 - Life Span Development: Adolescent and Young Adulthood Emphasis

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    A study of human development through the life span addressing social, moral, emotional, physical, cognitive and psychological development, with an emphasis on how these relate to learning and instruction of adolescents and young adults. Course examines impact of learning styles, developmental and cultural differences, and various levels of student abilities, exceptionalities, and health. Current use of technology will be integrated as communication and instructional tools. Teacher candidates will have the opportunity to observe in naturalistic settings.

  
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    EDUC 2204 - Human Growth, Development and Learning

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    A study of human development through the life span with emphasis on social, moral, emotional, physical, cognitive and psychological development as these relate to learning and instruction. Includes discussing learning styles, developmental and cultural differences, wide range of abilities and exceptionalities, and health. Current use of technology will be integrated as communication and instructional tools. Students will observe children in naturalistic settings, such as schools and day care centers.

  
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    EDUC 3110 - Introduction to Urban Education

    3 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.
    This course helps teacher candidates to 1) examine the relationship between the urban context and educational policies and practices in urban schools; 2) examine categories of race, ethnicity, class, gender, language, religion, sexuality, and ability as social relations of power that impact urban school experiences; and 3) examine the impact of the urban context on students, teachers, parents, and the community. An intensive 35-hour field component is a requirement of this course.

  
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    EDUC 3302 - Curriculum and Assessment

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program. Corequisite: ECE 3320.
    Examines theories and principles of curriculum and assessment. Focus is placed on the identification and construction of learning outcomes and the development and selection of culturally responsive units and lesson plans. Focus is also placed on standardized and teacher constructed assessment tools consistent with these objectives. Emphasis is placed on the use of assessment tools for instructional decision-making. Technology is integrated for enhancing and assisting instruction.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    EDUC 3308 - Learning, Motivation, and Classroom Management

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.
    Examines theories, models, and principles of learning, motivation, and classroom management in schools. In level-specific modules, particular emphasis is placed on the application of theoretical principles to early childhood, middle grades, or secondary classroom settings. Addresses learning theories, motivational theories, learning styles and individual differences, and models and strategies for implementing effective systems of time, material, environment and behavior management in diverse classroom settings. Various technological applications, including the World Wide Web, e-mail, and presentation software, will be utilized.

  
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    EDUC 3310 - Multicultural Perspectives in Teaching and Learning

    2 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDUC 2201.
    A study of the influence of diversity on teaching and learning in a pluralistic, democratic society. Examines theories and models of instruction for diversities in race, class, gender, religion, language and exceptionality found in multicultural classrooms.

  
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    EDUC 4490 - Special Topics in Education

    1-6. Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and department chair.
    Selected special topics of interest to faculty and students.


Education - Middle Grades

  
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    EDMG 2200 - Practicum

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of advisor and department chair.
    An assigned practicum in a classroom during which the student will be actively involved in the teaching-learning process under the guidance of a professional teacher. Proof of professional liability insurance is required prior to receiving a school placement.

  
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    EDMG 3300 - Success in the Middle: Adolescent Development and Middle School Advocacy

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program and EDUC 2130.
    Candidates examine the development and diversity of the middle grades learner as well as the concept and philosophy of the middle school. Issues of teaching young adolescents and the unique role teachers must play as interdisciplinary team members, content specialists, advocates for the middle school and middle level learner are explored. Information from current research and exemplary practices will be used to extend candidate knowledge on special topics.

     

  
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    EDMG 3350 - Middle Level Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDMG 3300.
    This course is designed to provide the future middle grades teacher with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and evaluate effective curriculum, instruction, and assessment for a diverse population of middle grades learners. Topics include backwards design, best practices in curriculum and assessment, differentiation strategies, standards-based instruction, and analysis of test results in the middle grades classroom.

  
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    EDMG 3398 - Internship

    1-12 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of advisor and department chair.
    A supervised work experience with an approved business firm, private agency or government agency. Credit is allowed only in elective areas.




    Notes: Credit is allowed only in the elective areas.
  
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    EDMG 4400 - Directed Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and department chair prior to registration.
    A concentrated investigation of a particular aspect of education as a topic within a teaching field concentration or degree major. The content of the directed study will be determined jointly by the instructor and the student.

  
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    EDMG 4401 - Teaching Mathematics in Middle Grades

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDUC 3350, at least four of the required teaching field Math courses.
    This course is a segment of a 12-hour block designed to develop appropriate teaching strategies in mathematics. Students apply learning theories, teaching techniques, questioning strategies, instructional materials, and assessment procedures for middle grades learners. Candidates will develop and implement plans for teaching mathematics in an interdisciplinary team setting.

  
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    EDMG 4402 - Teaching Science in Middle Grades

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDUC 3350, at least four of the required teaching field Science courses.
    This course is a segment of a 12-hour block designed to develop appropriate teaching strategies in science. Students apply learning theories, teaching techniques, questioning strategies, instructional materials, and assessment procedures for middle grades learners. Candidates will develop and implement plans for teaching science in an interdisciplinary team setting.

  
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    EDMG 4403 - Teaching Social Studies in Middle Grades

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDUC 3350, at least four of the required teaching field Social Studies courses.
    This course is a segment of a 12-hour block designed to develop appropriate teaching strategies in social studies. Students apply learning theories, teaching techniques, questioning strategies, instructional materials, and assessment procedures for middle grades learners. Candidates will develop and implement plans for teaching social studies in an interdisciplinary team setting.

  
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    EDMG 4404 - Teaching Language Arts in Middle Grades

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDUC 3350, at least four of the required teaching field Language Arts courses.
    This course is a segment of a 12-hour block designed to develop appropriate teaching strategies in language arts. Students apply learning theories, teaching techniques, questioning strategies, instructional materials, and assessment procedures for middle grades learners. Candidates will develop and implement plans for teaching language arts in an interdisciplinary team setting.

  
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    EDMG 4405 - Curriculum and Instruction in Middle Grades

    4 Class Hours 2 Laboratory Hours 5 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDUC 3308.
    This collaboratively taught course is a segment of an 11-hour block designed to develop appropriate teaming skills for middle grades teachers. The teaching team models instructional strategies that exemplify the philosophy of middle school education. Students become part of an instructional team to develop effective strategies for interdisciplinary settings. Student teams are paired with school instructional teams during an extensive field experience. Proof of liability insurance is required prior to school placement.

    Notes: Proof of professional liability insurance is required prior to receiving a school placement.
  
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    EDMG 4406 - Methods and Management in the Middle Grades: Field Experience

    0 Class Hours 9 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDMG 3350. Corequisite: EDMG 4407 and two of EDMG 4401, EDMG 4402, EDMG 4403, and/or EDMG 4404.
    This course is an intensive and extensive field experience in a middle school. Candidates will be required to spend up to four hours per day, four days per week in their placement. Candidates must have a satisfactory field experience to continue on to student teaching. Proof of liability insurance and criminal background check are required prior to receiving a school placement.

    Notes: Proof of professional liability insurance and criminal background check are required prior to receiving a school placement.
  
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    EDMG 4407 - Classroom Management in the Middle Grades

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDMG 3350. Corequisite: EDMG 4406 and two of EDMG 4401, EDMG 4402, EDMG 4403, EDMG 4404, and/or EDMG 4408.
    The focus of this course is on preparing prospective middle grade teacher candidates to create and manage positive, productive classroom environments, including those in urban settings. It is understood that these classrooms typically include diverse groups of learners. Management is accomplished through both the development of a comprehensive understanding of the learning and behavior principles that underlie effective classroom management and acquisition of the strategies and skills needed to implement an effective management program.

     

  
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    EDMG 4408 - Teaching Reading in the Middle Grades

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDMG 3350 and at least four courses in each chosen content area.
    This course is a segment of a 12-hour block designed to develop appropriate teaching strategies in reading. Students apply learning theories, teaching techniques, questioning strategies, instructional materials, and assessment procedures for middle grades learners. Students will develop and implement plans for teaching reading in an interdisciplinary team setting. In an extensive field experience, students will teach middle grades learners.

    Notes: Proof of professional liability insurance is required prior to receiving a school placement.
  
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    EDMG 4475 - Student Teaching in Middle Grades

    12 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching.
    Full-time teaching experience under the supervision of a public school cooperating teacher and college supervisor in an upper elementary school classroom or in a middle school. Includes regularly scheduled professional seminars. Proof of liability insurance is required prior to school placement.

    Notes: Proof of professional liability insurance is required prior to receiving a school placement.
  
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    EDMG 4490 - Special Topics in Education

    1-9 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and department chair.
    Selected special topics of interest to faculty and students.

  
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    EDMG 4498 - Classroom Internship

    1-12 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of the director of Center for Education Placements and Partnerships and advisor.
    A supervised teaching experience for teachers seeking certification or renewal credit. Proof of professional liability insurance is required prior to receiving a school placement.

    Notes: Proof of professional liability insurance is required prior to receiving a school placement.

Education - Reading

  
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    EDRD 3320 - Understanding the Reader and the Reading Process

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.
    A study of the socio-psycholinguistic foundations of reading and writing for teachers of adolescents. This course examines language development, reading acquisition, phonemic awareness, word identification, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension and motivation. It explores historical perspectives of reading, reading research and theory, and introduces students to a wide range of instructional practices and curriculum materials that meet the needs of all adolescent learners.

  
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    EDRD 3330 - Methods and Materials for Middle Grades Content Area Reading and Writing

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.
    A study of methods and materials for reading and writing to learn in the middle grades. Emphasis will be placed on making meaning from a variety of text sources including young adult literature, technical, informational, environmental, and media. Instructional strategies for reading and writing in content areas will be showcased. This course acquaints candidates with a reading and writing experience using diverse works for adolescents, introduces students to text selection and electronic database media resources for middle grades classrooms. A focus on language and cultural diversity is included.

  
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    EDRD 3350 - Integrated Reading/Writing Instruction in the Middle Grades

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    This course is designed to develop appropriate research-based teaching strategies that will enable candidates teaching or mentoring in a middle grades classroom to effectively integrate reading and wiritng instruction. Candidates will apply learning theories, teaching techniques, instructional materials, and assessment procedures for middle grades learners that apply to both reading and writing instruction. Students will develop and implement plans for teaching writing through content area reading texts that promote critical thinking and cross-curricular engagement.

  
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    EDRD 3360 - Introduction to New Literacies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDRD 3320.
    This course is an introduction to the evolving and multifaceted concept of literacy and its implications for adolescents in both instruction and motivation. Types of literacy to be explored include: media, digital, global, and critical literacies. Emphasis wil be placed on understanding universal design in education, considering the impact of technology on literacy, evaluating texts as being current, accurate, and relevant, and developing meaningful plans to incorporate such texts into their classrooms.

  
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    EDRD 4409 - Young Adult Literature: Cross-Curricular Approaches for Diverse Learners

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.
    This course provides an understanding for selecting and using diverse young adult literature in middle grades classrooms. It examines reading and writing theories and introduces students to various methodologies for teaching literature. It acquaints students with a reading and writing experience using diverse literary works for adolescents, introduces students to book selection aids and electronic database media resources for middle grades environments.

  
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    EDRD 4410 - Reading to Learn in the Content Areas

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.
    A study of concepts and strategies involved in reading to learn in the content areas. Teacher candidates will study types of text; instructional grouping options; factors related to the reader, text, and context; and strategies to be applied before, during, and after reading. In addition, candidates will explore methods for evaluating textbooks, sources to supplement textbook reading, and ways to use technology within instruction. This course places a heavy emphasis on instruction for strategic reading and writing that meets the individual needs of all adolescent readers. This course is for majors in secondary education only.

  
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    EDRD 4411 - Reading Diagnostics for Teachers of Adolescents

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education program.
    An introduction to a wide range of reading assessment instruments including reading inventories, miscue analysis, and pausing indices used for understanding the individual and diverse needs of adolescents. Teacher candidates in this course will examine both informal and formal assessments including technology-based assessment. Candidates will use assessment data to plan, evaluate, and revise effective reading instruction that meets the diverse needs of students. A field component is included.

     

  
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    EDRD 4420 - Teaching Adolescents with Disabilities in Literacy

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDRD 3320.
    This course prepares prospective content teachers to increase the literacy of students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms. Teacher candidates will learn to: (a) recognize various types of reading and writing disabilities; (b) effectively implement Response to Instruction; (c) develop inclusive, multi-level lesson plans embed accomodations and modifications; (d) identify appropriate roles for parents in fostering literacy in students with disabilities; and (e) work collaboratively with special education teachers.


English

  
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    ENGL 0020 - Principles of Writing for the Regents’ Test

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 0 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: None.
    Instruction and review for the Regents’ Test with emphasis on principles and patterns of academic writing.

    Notes: Required of students who have failed the essay portion of the test.
  
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    ENGL 0099 - Writing for Academic Purposes

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 0 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Placement by COMPASS Examination by the Admissions Office, or by the Department of Learning Support Programs.
    A Learning Support Programs course that prepares students for credit courses in English. Emphasizes principles of good writing, particularly in clear and logically written essays.

  
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    ENGL 1101 - Composition I

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 0099 and READ 0099 if required.
    Focuses on skills required for effective writing in a variety of contexts, with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argumentation. Also includes introductory use of a variety of research skills.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ENGL 1102 - Composition II

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1101.
    Focuses on developing writing skills beyond the levels of proficiency required by ENGL 1101. Emphasizes interpretation and evaluation and advanced research methods. .

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ENGL 2110 - World Literature

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1102.
    This course is a survey of world literature that explores human experience by examining diverse aesthetic and cultural perspectives from ancient to modern times.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ENGL 2145 - Introduction to English Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    This course introduces students to the reading, writing, research, and critical strategies essential to KSU English Studies. The course draws connections among the four content areas in the English Department (Literature, Language, Writing, and Theory) and focuses on their relationship to broader social and personal contexts, enabling students to make informed choices about their program of study and their careers.

  
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    ENGL 2160 - American Literature Survey

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    A survey of American Literature from its beginnings to the present.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ENGL 2172 - British Literature, Beginnings to 1660

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    A survey of British Literature from its beginnings to 1660.

  
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    ENGL 2174 - British Literature, 1660 to Present

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    A survey of British Literature from the Restoration to the present.

    Notes: Offered as an online course.
  
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    ENGL 2271 - Presentation in the English/Language Arts Classroom

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    Professional and community standards demand that English teachers model effective language arts skills and applications. In this course, students will prepare for that role. They will study, practice, and apply the effective language strategies and skills needed to guide today’s English/Language Arts classrooms.

  
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    ENGL 2300 - African and African Diaspora Literatures

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 1102.
    A survey of world literatures of Africa and African Diaspora in the areas of orature, literature, performance texts, film and/or other media produced in Africa and the African Diaspora from the ancient to modern times.

  
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    ENGL 3030 - Studies in Grammar and Linguistics

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    A study of the theories and methods of linguistics as applied to language acquisition, advanced grammar, or the historical development of American English.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 3035 - Introduction to Language and Linguistics

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    This course will analyze the nature of human language. It will include an introduction to speech sounds, morphology, syntax, and semantics. A heavy emphasis will be placed on the social and pedagogical implications of modern linguistic theory which will include an examination of issues such as language acquisition, dialect variation, historical linguistics and English as a Second Language.

     

    Notes: Offered as an online course.

  
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    ENGL 3040 - History of the English Language

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    A study of the development of English, with attention to influential historical events and to the evolving structure of the language.

    Notes: The influence of dialect and other factors on American English may be included.
  
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    ENGL 3230 - Literary Genre

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    A study of the development and history of a particular literary form, such as narrative, poetry, or drama, through the exploration of representative works. Particular attention given to the evolution of new strategies for the creation and reception of the genre and to the aesthetic, historical, and cultural conditions that shape those strategies.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 3232 - Topics in Drama

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    A study of selected topics, authors, or periods of dramatic literature. The course will also address the fundamental literary generic characteristics of dramatic form, including plot, character, action, and setting, as well as the conventions of dramatic genres tragedy, comedy, tragicomedy, closet, and narrative drama.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 3241 - Technology and Digital Media in English/Language Arts

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    The purpose of this course is for future English/Language Arts teachers to study and create a wide range of print and non-print texts for multiple purposes. Students will learn how to use and integrate technologies into the twenty-first century English/Language Arts classroom.

  
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    ENGL 3310 - Principles of Writing Instruction

    6 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 6 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110 and ENGL 2271.
    An exploration of current theories of grammar instruction and theories of composition pedagogy and assessment, including a variety of strategies for teaching writing while dealing with institutional policies such as standardized testing. Students will also acquire competence in oral and written communication, understand what grammar errors reveal about writing, learn about syntactic complexity in writing, and study grammatical structures that promote syntactic growth and diversity of style in writing. In a writing workshop environment, students will write for a variety of purposes and audiences.

  
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    ENGL 3320 - Scriptural Literature

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    Study of authors, themes, genres, and composition of scriptural writings.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 3322 - Hebrew Scriptures as Literature

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    This course is a study of the Hebrew Scriptures of the Bible, known to Christians as the Old Testament, as literature, concerning its aesthetic value with respect to authors, themes, genres, and composition within the context of its original Hebrew and Jewish audiences. Students will improve and refine their abilities to read, think, write, and speak critically and cogently about scriptural literature and have an increased familiarity with much of the Hebrew Bible.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 3324 - New Testament as Literature

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    This course is a study of the New Testament of the Bible as literature, concerning its aesthetic value with respect to authors, themes, genres, and composition within the context of its original Mediterranean audiences. Students will improve and refine their abilities to read, think, write, and speak critically and cogently about scriptural literature and have an increased familiarity with much of the New Testament.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 3330 - Gender Studies

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    A study of literature using gender as the primary category of analysis. Viewing gender as a social construction, it will consider literature’s exploration of such issues as gendered roles in society, interactions between private and public life, gender’s relation to canon formation, and the ways in which individuals may struggle to define their place in culture in the face of gendered expectations. Texts studied might include published literature, primary sources such as letters and diaries, public documents, non-print texts such as films, and material culture objects. A particular offering might focus on a region or nation, a time period, a theme, a representative individual, or some combination.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 3340 - Ethnic Literatures

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    A study of literature using ethnicity as the primary category of analysis. Individual offerings of the course might survey a range of ethnic literatures (e.g., Asian American, Chicano, Native American, Jewish) or explore one such body of texts (e.g., Caribbean literatures).

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 3350 - Regional Literature

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    A study of literature using region as the primary category of analysis. Texts might include fiction and nonfiction, performance texts (such as drama and folktales from the oral tradition), and examples of material culture (e.g., architecture, home furnishings, and clothing). The class might focus on a specific geographic region (e.g., the American South, the Caribbean); a comparative study of regional culture (Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpa vs. Hardy’s Wessex, Hawthorne’s and Melville’s New England vs. Sedgwick’s and Jewett’s New England); or authors or themes closely associated with a region (e.g., Cather’s West, Race and Religion in the South).

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 3360 - Major African American Writers

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    Development of African American literature with emphasis on major writers defining trends, movements, genres, and themes.

    Notes: This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering.
  
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    ENGL 3390 - Great Works for Middle Grades Teachers

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    A survey of classic literature written by diverse authors. The texts studied are frequently found in middle grades classroom. Focus will be on text analysis and writing about literature.

  
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    ENGL 3391 - Teaching Literature to Adolescents

    3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENGL 2110.
    Using narrative as a central genre, this course introduces current English teaching philosophy and practice in teaching literature to adolescents. This course models current ways to integrate technology into the curriculum, identifies a variety of multicultural teaching texts, and extends the study of critical theory into the teaching of literature to adolescents.

  
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    ENGL 3396 - Cooperative Study

    1-3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of the coordinator of cooperative education/internships (Career Services).
    A supervised work experience program for a minimum of two semesters at a site in business, industry or government. For sophomore, junior, or senior-level students who wish to obtain on-he-job experience in conjunction with their academic training.

 

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