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    Nov 30, 2021  
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022

Course Descriptions


 

Digital Media Studies

  
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    DIGM 310 - Single Camera Applications and Aesthetics II


    This course is a continuation of the concepts and principles introduced in DIGM-210, with emphasis on media aesthetics and appreciation, post-production, digital video editing and effects. Students will utilize the concepts and skills acquired in the two-course sequence to produce a quality portfolio video project. 

    Prerequisites
    DIGM 210

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in DIGM-310L.
  
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    DIGM 315 - Multimedia Journalism


    A course designed to expose the student to the converged world of journalism and information sharing. Emphasis will be placed on combining the technical aspects of audio and visual image capturing and editing with journalistic story-telling techniques in ways to best communicate with the modern audience.

    Prerequisites
    DIGM-310 or consent of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    DIGM 365 - Innovation and Social Media


    A course designed to engage students in the social media world both practically and theoretically. Students will use key social media innovations and explore the implications of social media upon interpersonal interaction, business, marketing, politics, religion and human cognition.

    Prerequisites
    DIGM 200 or COMM-200 or ARTS 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    DIGM 370 - Studio Production (Lab Required)


    This course provides practical experience in multi-camera studio television production and associated skills with emphasis on “team” approaches. Topics to be covered include personnel, equipment, and the creative and theoretical approaches to visual programming.  Requires co-requisite enrollment in DIGM 370L

    Prerequisites
    DIGM 210 or consent of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    DIGM 375 - Studio Production II (Lab Required)


    A course that emphasizes the producing and directing aspects of multi-camera, studio-based television and video production.  Requires co-requisite enrollment in DIGM-375L.

    Prerequisites
    DIGM-370

     

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    DIGM 381 - Advanced Audio Production


    A course designed to build upon the student’s knowledge of audio production skills, practices and equipment. Focus will be on advanced production, editing and content in a digital environment. 

    Prerequisites
    DIGM 281

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring semester
  
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    DIGM 385 - Remote Video Production (Lab Required)


    An in-depth examination of capturing content using industry-standard, mobile multi-camera field production techniques.  Requires co-requisite enrollment in DIGM-385L.

    Prerequisites
    DIGM-370

     

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    DIGM 400 - Internship Seminar


    A course designed to prepare students for their on-site workplace internship in their chosen discipline. This course is a prerequisite for the DIGM 401 Internship course.

    Prerequisites
    Junior or senior Digital Media Studies major or minor; COMM-200 or DIGM-200.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    DIGM 401 - Internship


    A course designed to assist students in attaining practical skills in a specific digital media-oriented occupation. Academic credit depends on number of hours the student works at the internship placement.  All Digital Media Studies majors are required to take DIGM 401 (2 credit hours and 150 work hours).  Those completing this initial internship requirement may sign up for a second and third internship of DIGM 402 (1 credit hour and 100 work hours) or repeat DIGM 401 (2 credit hours and 150 work hours). 

    Prerequisites
    COMM-400 or DIGM-400 Internship Seminar.  This course is open to second semester junior and senior Digital Media Studies majors and minors.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Notes
    Repeatable for credit.
  
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    DIGM 402 - Internship (Repeatable for Credit)


    A course designed to assist students in attaining practical skills in a specific digital media occupation. Students completing DIGM 401, the initial internship requirement, may sign up for this internship (1 credit hour and 100 work hours).

    Prerequisites
    DIGM-401 (Internship)

    This course is open to second semester junior and senior Digital Media Studies majors and minors only.

    Credit Hours: 1
    Notes
    Repeatable for credit.

  
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    DIGM 455 - Latin American Media


    This course studies the history, development and distinctive characteristics of Latin American media in various cultural and national settings.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200 or DIGM-200

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered only in conjunction with Global Perspectives study abroad trip.
  
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    DIGM 470 - Applied Media


    This course gives advanced students additional production experience in specific facets of digital media.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200 or DIGM-200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    DIGM 480 - International Media


    Comparative analysis of the culture, economy and structure of global media. This course discusses the operation of international media worldwide.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200 or DIGM-200

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered only in conjunction with Global Perspectives study abroad trip.
  
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    DIGM 491, 492, 493 - Contemporary Topics in Digital Media Studies


    Courses presenting various topics of contemporary interest. Topics will change each semester. Repeatable for credit as long as the topic is different with each enrollment.

    Prerequisites
    DIGM 200

    Credit Hours: 1 (491), 2 (492), 3 (493)
    When Offered
    On demand.
  
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    DIGM 495 - Christianity and Media


    This capstone course is designed to provide Digital Media Studies majors with opportunities to study, discuss, defend and integrate a Christ-centered worldview. The course entails a comprehensive analysis of fundamentalist and evangelical Christianity’s appropriation of media in a comparative context, giving attention to similarities and differences in various religious traditions. Students will examine how to integrate their faith into their careers and give practical responses to cultural and historical shifts in worldviews.

    Prerequisites
    COMM-200, CINE-202, or DIGM-200, along with senior status and THEO-230 or THEO-231, are pre-requisites for this course.

    Credit Hours: 3

Disaster/Healthcare Management

  
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    DHMM 200 - Introduction to Humanitarian Healthcare Response


    Emphasis on principles guiding humanitarian healthcare response nationally and internationally. Theoroies, and historical and current frameworks of disaster response and healthcare mission trends of humanitarian and volunteer healthcare aid are explored. Media and organizational influences such as the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are discussed.

     

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    DHMM 202 - Disaster Management


    Organization and management of resources and responsibilities for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Disaster risk and emergency management, effective emergency response, operating command centers, and exploration of factors related to healthcare infrastructure disruption and relocation. Applicable certifications achieved.

    Prerequisites
    Recommended: DHMM-200, and either ENGL-105, 106, or 110 taken concurrently with or prior to enrollment in DHMM-202.

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    DHMM 300 - Healthcare Mission Mobilization and Management


    Role, goals, and limitations of domestic and global healthcare missions teams are discussed. Standards and best practices are addressed, including assessing and serving the healthcare needs of domestic and international communities. Challenges, obstacles, and unique opportunities that exist in short term healthcare missions are explored. Strategic application for planned healthcare clinics and outreach brigades, including simulated experiences.

    Prerequisites
    Pre or Co-requisites: PSYC-200, SOCI-200, ENGL-110, DHMM-200, DHMM-202

    Credit Hours: 4
  
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    DHMM 302 - Introduction to Leadership in Professional Practice


    This is an introductory course designed to provide a foundation for developing leadership abilities as a healthcare professional. Responsibilities related to safety and quality improvement practices will be a major focus.

    Prerequisites
    Pre or Co-requisite:

    Healthcare Administration Major and HLTC-210

     

    Credit Hours: 2 (2-0-0)
    Notes
    Designed for Healthcare Administration majors.
    Also offered as NURS-302 for Nursing majors.

  
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    DHMM 304 - Leadership Application in the Field


    Practical application related to communication and disaster and healthcare mission teams, expeditionary leadership, volunteer teams. Ensuring team cohesiveness, coordination, accountability, performance, and effective decision-making in humanitarian action. Debriefing, working with interpreters, flexibility, and adaptability.

    Prerequisites
    Pre-Requisites: DHMM-200, DHMM-202, or permission of instructor.

    Pre or Co-requisites: DHMM-300, DHMM/NURS-302, or permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 2

  
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    DHMM 306 - Basic Health Survival


    Focus on self-health and health of team. Focus on disease preventive measures, safety, and preservation applied to resource-limited settings. Includes water purification, hydration, food safety and security, nutrition, thermoregulation, shelter, hygiene, sanitation, personal safety measures, and basic land navigation.

    Prerequisites
    Pre-Requisites: BIOS-110 and BIOS-112, or permission of instructor

    Pre or Co-Requisite: DHMM-304 or permission of instructor

    Credit Hours: 2

  
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    DHMM 308 - Management of Logistics


    Focus on role of humanitarian logistics and emergency/non-emergency supply chain management. Prioritization, procurement, transportation, travel, storage, and distribution phases, including details related to deployment, human resources, and necessity of complex communication and records.

    Prerequisites
    Pre-Requisite: MTHS-135

    Pre or Co-requisites: DHMM-304

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    DHMM 310 - Critical Response in the Field (with Lab)


    Basic, rapid health asessment, triage, first aid and required life-sustaining treatment in the field. Includes human transportation and evacuation, post-mortem care, and organization of treatment areas, including assignments of healthcare providers. Decision-making in disaster and healthcare mission settings and situations is emphasized. Applicable certifications achieved.

    Prerequisites
    DHMM 306

    Credit Hours: 3 (including 1-hr lab)
    Notes
    Additional fees required for field kit.
  
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    DHMM 312 - Holistic Care in Healthcare Response


    Holistic care of others and self, spiritual and cultural assessments and competency. Importance of self-care related to physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Topics related to ethical considerations, advocacy, due diligence, grief, suffering, hopelessness, death, and dying are discussed.

    Prerequisites
    THEO/NURS-231, DHMM-200, DHMM-202, DHMM-300

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    DHMM 314 - Disaster Health Research


    Relationships between disaster health theory, practice, and research are explored. The utilization of scholarly works including reading, applying, appraising, and analyzing studies is presented. The research process is surveyed with a focus on bridging academic and practitioner efforts. Students will complete a research project within the scope of disaster/emergency management, humanitarian action, and/or healthcare missions.

    Prerequisites
    MTHS-135, ENGL-110

    Pre-or co-requisite: DHMM-202

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    DHMM 360 - Directed Studies in Disaster & Healthcare Mission Management


    Designed specifically for the upper-division student in the discipline of Disaster & Healthcare Mission Management, for in-depth exploration of a specific topic.

    Prerequisites
    Instructor permission

    Credit Hours: 1, 2, or 3
  
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    DHMM 361 - Dimensions of Rural and Global Humanitarian Action


    Addresses humanitarian issues such as health inequities and access to care challenges faced by global and rural populations. Advocacy and use of technology to improve access to care and healthcare outcomes for those populations are explored.

    Prerequisites
    DHMM major: Permission of School of Nursing.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    DHMM 400 - Healthcare Disaster Response & Management Immersion Training


    This course places an emphasis on development of a comprehensive plan for the healthcare disaster response and management immersion experience.

    Prerequisites
    DHMM major; DHMM-308, DHMM-310, DHMM-312

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    DHMM 401 - Healthcare Disaster Response & Management Immersion Experience


    This course is a focused team experience including extensive mock scenarios designed to instruct students to work safely and effectively in unstable and dangerous environments and to serve those suffering from effects of disaster. Requires one week, 24/7, off-campus experience with on-campus immediate deployment preparation and post-experience debriefing.

    Prerequisites
    Pre-requisites: DHMM Major

    Pre-or Co-requisite: DHMM 304; DHMM-306; DHMM-400

    Credit Hours: 2
    Notes
    Additional fees are required for this course.

  
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    DHMM 402 - Social Dimensions and Impact of Disaster


    Response to disaster-related issues, disaster culture, social vulnerability, economic and political impact, disruption of social life in society, and community resilience. Evaluation of social factors contributing to increased risk of disaster. Impact of disasters on response organizations and personnel are discussed.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI-200, DHMM-200

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    Also offered as SOCI-402.
  
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    DHMM 406 - Special Situations In the Field


    Preparation of management for special occurrences related to mass casualty, terrorism, bioterrorism, shootings, healthcare epidemics, and working in areas of armed conflict. Considerations for working with military forces are discussed. Secondary hazards such as tsunamis, landslides, and earthquake related fires are presented. Additional emergent topics are discussed.

    Prerequisites
    Pre or Co-requisite: DHMM-400

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    DHMM 408 - Clinical Pathways of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Across the Continuum of Care II


    Application of health promotion and disease prevention concepts are explored to prepare healthcare professionals to function in community and public health settings at the domestic and international levels.

    Prerequisites
    Disaster and Healthcare Mission Management Major; DHMM-304

    Pre- or Co-requisite:  DHMM-306

    Credit Hours: 3 (2-0-1)
    Notes
    For Disaster/Healthcare Mission Management majors.
    Also offered as NURS-408 for Nursing majors.

  
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    DHMM 410 - Agency Internship/Practical Experience


    Internship/practical experience with non-profit or governmental agency focused on humanitarian aid related to disaster management and/or healthcare missions.

    Prerequisites
    Pre- or Co-requisites: DHMM-400, DHMM-402

    Credit Hours: 5
  
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    DHMM 495 - Christian Faith and Ethical Practice Synthesis Seminar


    Course content is designed to engage students in reflection and discussion of complex healthcare issues. Christian faith and interprofessional practice are integrated with the Lee University core values.

    Prerequisites
    Disaster and Healthcare Mission Management Major with a minimum of 18 credit hours within DHMM major and have completed a minimum of 90
    total credit hours.

    Credit Hours: 2 (2-0-0)
    Notes
    This capstone course is designed for Disaster/Healthcare Mission Management majors. It is also offered as NURS-495 for Nursing majors.

Discipleship Ministry

  
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    DISM 250 - Foundations of Family Ministry I


    This course will survey various elements of family ministry, with particular focus on needs of each age group and intergenerational ministry and how to develop this into a program of family ministry.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    DISM 291 - Special Topics Seminar


    A course presenting geographical, theological, biblical and current perspectives of discipleship which are beyond the scope of courses within the major disciplines of the department.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    DISM 292 - Special Topics Seminar


    A course presenting geographical, theological, biblical and current perspectives of discipleship which are beyond the scope of courses within the major disciplines of the department.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    DISM 293 - Special Topics Seminar


    A course presenting geographical, theological, biblical and current perspectives of discipleship which are beyond the scope of courses within the major disciplines of the department.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    DISM 301 - Introduction to Small Group Ministry


    This course is predicated on the belief that small group ministry is vital for the contemporary Christian church. The course seeks to provide students with an introduction to small group ministry that is based on biblical, theological, historical and socio-cultural perspectives.

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-150.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    DISM 302 - Strategies of Small Group Ministry


    The course seeks to provide students with an understanding of the various models of small group ministry. Historical and contemporary models will be examined. The course will also provide students with an understanding of the various approaches to the administration of small groups in a local Christian church.

    Prerequisites
    DISM-301

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    DISM 350 - Foundations of Family Ministry II


    This course will continue to expand the students’ understanding of the biblical and theological foundations of family ministry began in DISM/YTHM250 Foundations of Family Ministry I. The spiritual development of the family unit will be explored within various biblical and theological frameworks. Students will construct a model of family ministry.

    Prerequisites
    DISM/YTHM250

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    DISM 390 - Internship


    This internship will provide the student with extensive supervised experience in discipleship ministry. A minimum of one hundred and fifty (150) hours of work in an approved ministry context is required.

    Prerequisites
    CHMN-230 and DISM-302.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    DISM 401 - Digital Discipleship


    This course is a foundation to digital ministry with special focus on organization and continuity of Biblical discipleship in the Missio Dei. It is premised upon the understanding that ministry online as normative for the Church today, goes beyond general communication into a more intentional discipleship on the Internet. Students are apprised of theological and practical skills for a relevant and effective approach in the ever-changing virtual context of ministry.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    DISM 403 - Leading Small Groups


    The course seeks to provide students with an understanding of the various approaches to leading small groups. Included in this course will be materials related to leadership, principles and practices, communication and mentoring within small group ministry.

    Prerequisites
    DISM-302

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    DISM 450 - Senior Seminar in Ministry


    This course is a senior capstone course for Children, Discipleship and Youth ministry majors. The seminar class will engage students about issues of their vocational area of ministry. Issues such as calling, training, church expectations and cultural awareness will be discussed, particularly in relation to the student’s impending employment in church related fields. 

    Prerequisites
    CHLM-390 or DISM-390 or YTHM-390

    Credit Hours: 3

Economics

  
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    ECON 200 - Understanding Economic Issues


    A basic course in economics designed to expose students to the fundamentals of economic analysis. Current economic issues such as: inflation, unemployment, poverty, urbanization, social stratification, economic growth, international trade, finance, and development from the perspective of modern economic paradigms are discussed.

    Credit Hours: 3
    This course is also available for students in a Division of Adult Learning program.
  
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    ECON 281,282,283 - Special Topics in Economics


    Courses used to comply with requests for special topics and studies in Economics. Lecture hours will vary with the courses taught. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: Credit Hours: 1 (281), 2 (282), or 3 (283)
  
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    ECON 301 - Consumer Economics/ Personal Finance


    This course is an investigation of consumer behavior and the different markets where the consumer purchases goods and services. Although emphasis is placed on financial markets, the economic, legal, political and social aspects of consumerism will be explored.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECON 311 - Macroeconomics


    This course provides a comprehensive overview of macroeconomics. It examines both long-run and short-run macroeconomic issues. Topics include economic growth, income inequality, unemployment, inflation, stabilization policy, government debt and deficits, international trade, exchange rates, and financial crises. Students will be exposed to both macroeconomic theory and contemporary macroeconomic issues. Special emphasis is placed on developing economic tools and applying those tools to contemporary issues.

     

    Prerequisites
    Placement in MATH-099 or higher

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    ECON 312 - Microeconomics


    This course is an introduction to the concepts and tools of microeconomic analysis. The purpose is to give students a comprehensive understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets, and includes the study of factor markets and the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.

     

    Prerequisites
    Placement in MATH-099 or higher

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    ECON 313 - Economics of Latin America


    This course compares paths of industrialization in Latin America in order to understand varying levels of economic development.  Specific topics include the debt crisis, structural adjustments, economic integration in the Americas, currency fluctuations, the politics of poverty, and economic inequality.

    Prerequisites
    ECON 200 or ECON 311
     

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    ECON 381,382,383 - Special Topics in Economics


    Courses used to comply with requests for special topics and studies in Economics. Lecture hours will vary with the courses taught. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: Credit Hours: 1 (381), 2 (382), or 3 (383)
  
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    ECON 481,482,483 - Special Topics in Economics


    Courses used to comply with requests for special topics and studies in Economics. Lecture hours will vary with the courses taught. May be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Will vary according to topic.

    Credit Hours: Credit Hours: 1 (481), 2 (482), or 3 (483)

Education

  
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    EDUC 199 - Introduction to the Teaching Profession Seminar


    A course consisting of 20 clock hours of laboratory assignments in the public schools and a 50-minute seminar each week for the entire semester. The course is designed to provide a general survey of the education profession. Required for teacher education majors except music.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    EDUC 299 - Teaching Diverse Learners


    This course is designed to introduce students to the wide range of diversity that exists in today’s general school population. Candidates will explore physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development, individual learning styles, and prior learning as well as language, culture, family and community values and how they influence student learning. Differentiated instructional approaches to learning and performance will be studied while focusing on planning for instruction that addresses the strengths and needs of diverse learners. A Service Learning Component is required.

    Prerequisites
    EDUC-199

    Credit Hours: 2
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in EDUC-299S (service learning).
  
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    EDUC 301 - Computer Applications for Teachers


    A course designed to equip the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to utilize computer software in the classroom as a means of improving instruction and classroom management.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 302 - School Law


    An introduction to the legal issues related to American education including cases dealing with church and state relations, employment and dismissal practices, and student and teacher rights.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 315 - Foundations of Education


    A course designed to provide an understanding of the significance of the influence of historical, philosophical and sociological factors and trends in school administration, materials and methods of instruction and the needs of the pupil and society.  

    Prerequisites
    EDUC-199 or MUED-225

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 330 - Assessing Educational Development


    This course focuses on the fundamental principles and theories of learning, instruction, and assessment which have evolved through research in the fields of education and psychology. Major topics include current theories of learning, cognitive development, classroom management, and assessment design.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 361 - Special Problems in Education


    Designed specifically for the upper-division student in the field of education; learning the techniques of problem solving; conducting research and study on an individual and/or group basis.

    Prerequisites
    Permission from the Director of Teacher Education.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    EDUC 362 - Special Problems in Education


    Designed specifically for the upper-division student in the field of education; learning the techniques of problem solving; conducting research and study on an individual and/or group basis.

    Prerequisites
    Permission from the Director of Teacher Education.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    EDUC 363 - Special Problems in Education


    Designed specifically for the upper-division student in the field of education; learning the techniques of problem solving; conducting research and study on an individual and/or group basis.

    Prerequisites
    Permission from the Director of Teacher Education.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    EDUC 368 - Teaching in an Urban School


    This course examines the unique oportunities and challenges of teaching in the urban setting.  The course will address best practices and provide opportunities to engage in observations in urban schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 417 - Understanding/Using Student Assessment to Make Instructional Decisions


    A study of the theory, principles, and applicaton of diagnostic tests and assessments and their use as a basis for making decisions for planning instruction and student learning.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to the Teacher Education Program.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 495 - Integration of Faith and Learning


    This course is designed to integrate the fundamentals of learning and faith for the preservice educator. The student will be challenged to develop and defend a personal philosophical foundation for education from a Christian perspective.

    Prerequisites
    ELED-340 or EDMG-340 or SCED-340 are pre-requisites for this course.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 496 - Student Teaching I


    Upon completion of all education courses, students will complete student teaching practicums for a total of 15 weeks in the public schools under the guidance of public school teachers and a university supervisor(s). The student will be assigned to at least two different classrooms, which may be at different schools. Students must enroll in EDUC-496, EDUC-497, and EDUC-498 for a total of 12 hours. This will constitute the maximum load for the student teaching semester. No other classes may be taken during the student teaching semester.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to Teacher Education Program, admission to Student Teaching, pass all required Praxis II exams, and completion of required methods courses

    Credit Hours: 5
  
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    EDUC 497 - Student Teaching II


    Upon completion of all education courses, students will complete student teaching practicums for a total of 15 weeks in the public schools under the guidance of public school teachers and a university supervisor(s). The student will be assigned to at least two different classrooms, which may be at different schools. Students must enroll in EDUC-496, EDUC-498, and EDUC-498 for a total of 12 hours. This will constitute the maximum load for the student teaching semester. No other classes may be taken during the student teaching semester.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to Teacher Education Program, admission to Student Teaching, pass all required Praxis II exams, and completion of required methods courses.

    Credit Hours: 5
  
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    EDUC 498 - Student Teaching Seminar


    A seminar designed to be taken by all student teachers during their enhanced student teaching semester. The purpose is to help bridge the gap between coursework and enhanced student teaching. Discussion of a variety of topics related to instructional management and interaction is the focus of the seminar.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to Teacher Education Program, admission to Student Teaching, pass all required Praxis II exams, and completion of all methods courses

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 501 - Action Research Methods


    This course presents an introduction and overview of action research processes, techniques, and procedures used to improve classroom instruction and schools. Reviewing what action research is, planning action research, analyzing data, writing up research results, and presenting findings to improve practice will be emphasized. A course goal is to develop a unique action research proposal in your field of study.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 502 - Philosophy and Worldview in Education


    This course reviews philosophical foundations of education with an emphasis on synthesizing and refining a personal philosophy of education.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 503 - Human Development and Exceptionalities in Education


    This course will examine the role of human development in the education of children from pre-kindergarten through high school. Students will explore the historical foundations, special education laws, issues and trends, and current practices pertaining to working with a diverse school population, including special needs students. Descriptions of handicapping conditions, along with various techniques and procedures for working with the exceptional child using school and community resources will be emphasized. This course is required for MAT programs.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 504 - Sport Law


    This a course that examines fundamental issues of law as they apply to sport. Sport law is a broad-based mixture of laws that apply to athletes and they sports they play. It is not a singular legal topic with generally applicable principles, but it incorporates a variety of legal areas of law relevant to the busines of sports: contracts, torts, antitrust, and labor law.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 505 - Critical Thinking


    This course is designed to describe, explain and apply critical thinking as a creative problem solving tool. Fundamental skills in creativity, reasoning, personal conflict resolution and content thinking will be integrated in this general review of the critical thinking process and its applications in creative problem solving.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 511 - Methods of Teaching Business, Grades 6-12


    This course will analyze and evaluate methods, techniques, and problems of teaching business on the secondary level. Students will explore and apply various methods and techniques while in their professional internship.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate program admission and successful completion of Praxis content.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 512 - Methods of Teaching Social Studies, Grades 6-12


    This course will analyze and evaluate methods, techniques, and problems of teaching the social studies on the secondary level. Students will explore and apply various teaching methods and techniques while in their professional internship.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate program admission and successful completion of Praxis content.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 513 - Methods of Teaching English, Grades 6-12


    This course will analyze and evaluate the selection, development, organization of materials as related to the teaching of literature and language arts in secondary schools. Students will explore and apply various methods and techniques which are theoretically grounded and practically effective for teaching English to individuals, groups, and classrooms.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate program admission and successful completion of Praxis content.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 514 - Methods of Teaching World Languages, Grades 6-12


    This course will analyze and evaluate the selection, development, organization of materials as related to the teaching of foreign languages in secondary schools. Students will explore and apply various methods and techniques which are theoretically grounded and practically effective for teaching languages to individuals, groups, and classrooms.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate program admission and successful completion of Praxis content.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 515 - Methods of Teaching Mathematics, Grades 6-12


    This course explores and evaluates the major theories and practices of instruction in American secondary schools; aims, materials, teaching methods, learner activities, and evaluation procedures in the mathematics discipline; how these relate to the program of the school.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate program admission and successful completion of Praxis content.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 516 - Methods of Teaching Science, Grades 6-12


    This course explores and evaluates the major theories and practices of instruction in American secondary schools; aims, materials, teaching methods, learner activities, and evaluation procedures in the science disciplines; how these relate to the program of the school.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate program admission and successful completion of Praxis content.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 517 - Methods of Teaching Art, Grades K-12


    This course consists of creative preparation through a series of workshop experiences for developing competencies in designing and producing materials associated with specific behavioral/education objectives related to art education.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate program admission and successful completion of Praxis content.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 519 - Methods of Teaching Theatre, Grades K-12


    (New course - catalog description awaiting final approval.)

    Prerequisites
    Graduate program admission and successful completion of Praxis content.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 520 - Methods of TESOL, Grades K-12


    A comprehensive study of the knowledge and skills necessary for students to become effective teachers of English to speakers of other languages in grades PreK-12. Course topics focus on classroom methods, approaches, and strategies to facilitate acquisition of English as a second language.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate program admission and successful completion of Praxis content.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 551 - Teaching in an Urban School


    This course examines the unique opportunities and challenges of teaching in the urban setting. The course will address best practices and provide opportunities to engage in observations in urban schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 554 - Early Childhood Methods: Numeracy and Literacy


    This course explores effective methods and materials for teaching and promoting developmentally appropriate skills for young children.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 561 - Multicultural Education


    This course is designed to help students develop the strategies to be effective teaching professional in multicultural settings. They will evaluate current programs and will be encouraged to evaluate their own approaches to dealing with students from a variety of cultural backgrounds including ethnic, economic, religious and regional.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 562 - Inclusion and Diversity in the Classroom


    This course examines the contemporary classroom and the task of the teacher in facilitating the education of students with divergent abilities, needs, interests, as well as cultural and ethnic backgrounds. This course focuses on inclusion in accordance with the mandate from IDEA for the least restrictive environment. This course is required for M.Ed. programs.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 563 - Assessment of Student Learning


    This course addresses traditional and current trends in educational testing and measurement.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 565 - Introduction to School Law


    This is an introductory course which examines fundamental issues of law and ethics as they are applied to the teaching profession. Areas to be studied include educational structure and governance, church/state relations, students’ rights, teachers’ rights and responsibilities, as well as tort liability.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 566 - Law and Ethics for School Guidance Counselors


    This is an introductory course that examines fundamental issues of law and ethics as they are applied to professional school guidance counselors. Areas to be studied include educational structure and governance, negligence, special education, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, confidentiality, sexual harrassment, bullying, and child abuse.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 567 - Principles of Instruction for Elementary


    Effective teaching research and practice will be presented in this course, which is designed to equip students in the Master of Arts in Teaching program with the methods, skills, and strategies for successful classroom teaching in the K-5 classroom.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate program admission and successful completion of Praxis content.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 568 - Principles of Instruction, Secondary


    A course designed to introduce candidates to the knowledge of methods, skills, and strategies they will need as they become effective teachers in secondary classrooms. The course unites theory and practice by using the instructional methods of classroom discussion, presentations, and analysis of case studies.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate program admission and successful completion of Praxis content.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 569 - Teaching Math, Science, and Social Studies in Elementary


    Effective methods and materials for teaching math, science, and social studies in the elementary classroom will be presented in this course. Required for elementary and special education licensure.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate program admission and successful completion of Praxis content.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 570 - Current Issues and Strategies in Education


    This course examines current and emerging instructional strategies, popular curricular approaches, and issues in education. Students will apply skills in critical thinking and creative problem solving as they examine a variety of current topics and evaluate the underlying assumptions of each.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 571 - Arts Across the Curriculum


    This course focuses on the multiple roles of the arts as languages of learning and methods for teaching in the multicultural and multilingual classroom.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 572 - Middle Grades Foundations


    This course is designed to give the prospective teacher an overview of the theoretical models of middle level education and to provide a broad overview of the historical, sociological, and philosophical foundations of the American education system.  Students will explore preadolescent and young adolescent characteristics, middle grades teaching, student learning, and organizational characterisitics of a middle level school.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 575 - Technology in the Classroom


    An introduction to various technologies used in classrooms with emphasis on microcomputer-based systems.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    EDUC 576 - Multimedia Design and Production in Education


    This course will comprehensively examine the multimedia production process as a tool for instructional presentations. It will introduce, analyze, and review the hardware and software products necessary for success in multimedia production in educational settings. A strong emphasis will be placed on a team approach in order to simulate the collaborative efforts necessary for success in the wider learning community.

    Prerequisites
    EDUC-575 or equivalent experience/competency.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 580 - Teaching Reading Skills


    This course is designed to provide graduate students with research based methods and materials for reading instruction, along with principles to help them choose among these options for their specific students and situations.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EDUC 581 - Writing Across the Curriculum


    This course will help professional teachers develop strategies for ways to use writing activities as a tool of learning within their specific classroom settings. Required for elementary licensure only.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EDUC 582 - Teaching Reading in the Content Areas


    This course is designed to provide graduate students with research based methods and materials for helping students in grades 6-12 read to learn in the content areas.

    Credit Hours: 3
 

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