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    Dec 06, 2022  
Lee University Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Lee University Catalog 2019-2020 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Sociology

  
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    SOCI 395 - Pre-Professional Seminar


    This course provides an introduction to the social science professions and the various career options available to graduates.  Graduate school options are explored in detail.

    Prerequisites
    Junior status.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    SOCI 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 DHMM-402.
  
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    SOCI 410 - Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.


    The significance of ethnic minorities in American society and the world with an introduction to sociological and anthropological theory as well as an interpretation of dominant-minority relations.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 212

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SOCI 412 - Social Work Practicum I


    Supervised field work involving placement of the student in a social welfare agency for practical experience.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 225 and SOCI 312

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SOCI 413 - Social Work Practicum II


    Supervised field work involving placement of student in a human services setting for practical experience.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 412

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SOCI 420 - The Urban Community


    The form and development of the urban community; the growth, development and problems of cities, the metropolitan region and social characteristics of fringe and suburban areas; sustenance organization, demographic, geographic and technological variables.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SOCI 425 - Ethnographic Writing and Research


    Advanced study of ethnographic research and writing techniques. The course will cover interview methods, interdisciplinary research, application of qualitative and quantitative methods to research data, and keeping field notes. Reading and writing ethnography will be emphasized.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 310

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SOCI 431 - Practicum in Sociology Teaching and Research


    A practicum which gives students the opportunity to gain teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of sociology and acquire skills that make them more attractive to prospective graduate schools.

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of 12 hours of sociology major courses.  Registration requires approval of application and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1 to 3
  
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    SOCI 432 - Practicum in Sociology Teaching and Research


    A practicum which gives students the opportunity to gain teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of anthropology and acquire skills that make them more attractive to prospective graduate schools.

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of 12 hours of sociology major courses.  Registration requires approval of application and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    SOCI 433 - Practicum in Sociology Teaching and Research


    A practicum which gives students the opportunity to gain teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of anthropology and acquire skills that make them more attractive to prospective graduate schools.

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of 12 hours of sociology major courses.  Registration requires approval of application and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    SOCI 440 - Criminology


    A study of the problems, theory, cause, control, statistics, prevention and treatment of criminal behavior.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SOCI 450 - Medical Sociology


    An analysis of health, illness and the health professions and institutions from a socio-cultural perspective. Topics will include social epidemiology, health attitudes and behavior, mental health, the socialization of health professionals, the organization of health care, and patient-professional relationships.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SOCI 461 - History of Sociological Theory


    A review of the works of major social theorists and the impact of their ideas on current sociological thought. Emphasis is placed on the contributions of various schools of sociological theory in the nineteenth and the twentieth-century period.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 4
    When Offered
    Fall Semester.
  
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    SOCI 470 - Probation and Parole


    This course is a critical analysis of the practices and policies of probation, parole, diversion, pre-trial release, and intermediate sanctions.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI-270 Introduction to Criminal Justice

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SOCI 480 - Seminar in Sociology


    An intensive study of selective topics, including research in the materials of sociology and the writing of analytical reports.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SOCI 490 - Seminar in Sociology


    An intensive study of selective topics, including research in the materials of sociology and the writing of analytical reports.

    Prerequisites
    SOCI 200

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SOCI 495 - A Seminar in the Integration Of Sociology and Christian Faith


    This course explores the potentials for, and problems of, a distinctively Christian social science, emphasizing the need for individual integration of one’s social science perspective into his/her own experience of Christian discipleship.  This course also examines the unique nature of anthropology, as both a calling and a profession, which equips it to effectively serve the mission of the Church and to improve human social conditions. 

    Prerequisites
    THEO 231

    Credit Hours: 3

Spanish

  
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    SPAN 110 - Elementary Spanish FAST TRACK


    An accelerated course which allows students to earn credit for SPAN-111 and SPAN-112 in one semester.

    Credit Hours: 6
    Notes
    Students may not receive credit for both SPAN-110 and SPAN-111/112.
  
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    SPAN 111 - Elementary Spanish I


    A proficiency-oriented course designed to provide a functional elementary foundation in the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Spanish along with an integrated study of Spanish culture. No prerequisite. Elective credit only. No proficiency credit.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
  
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    SPAN 112 - Elementary Spanish II


    A continuation of the proficiency-oriented elementary course. Elective credit only. No proficiency credit.

    Prerequisites
    SPAN-111 or placement exam. 

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
  
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    SPAN 210 - Intermediate Spanish FAST TRACK


    An accelerated course that allows students to earn credit for both SPAN-211 and SPAN-212 in one semester.

    Prerequisites
    SPAN-112, or SPAN-110, or placement.

    Credit Hours: 6
    Notes
    This course fulfills the B.A. core foreign language requirement. Students who demonstrate near-native oral proficiency in the target language may not enroll in any course in that language below the 300 level.

    Students may not receive credit for both SPAN-210 and SPAN-211/212.
  
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    SPAN 211 - Intermediate Spanish I


    A proficiency-oriented course designed to review essential structures in further detail and to improve the student’s ability in speaking, listening, reading and writing the Spanish language. One clock-hour language cafe required per week.

    Prerequisites
    SPAN-112 or placement exam.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall Semester
    Notes
    This course fulfills 3 hrs of the B.A. core foreign language requirement. Students who demonstrate near-native oral proficiency in the target language may not enroll in any course in that language below the 300 level.
  
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    SPAN 212 - Intermediate Spanish II


    A continuation of the proficiency-oriented intermediate course. By the end of this course, the student should be prepared for more advanced study in the language and feel confident in being able to get along independently in a Spanish-speaking country. One clock-hour language cafe required per week.

    Prerequisites
    SPAN-211 or placement.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring Semester
    Notes
    This course fulfills 3 hrs of the B.A. core foreign language requirement. Students who demonstrate near-native oral proficiency in the target language may not enroll in any course in that language below the 300 level.
  
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    SPAN 213 - The Hispanic World: Communication in Context


    This course is designed to strengthen intermediate and begin developing ACTFL advanced-level proficiency in Spanish through vocabulary building, sentence- to paragraph-level discourse development. Activities include telling stories, giving detailed instructions, describing with detail, and dealing with increasingly complex social interactions. Collaborative learning and interactive practice in Spanish are integral components of this course.   One clock hour of language cafe required per week.  Credit for this course may not be earned by proficiency exam. 

    Prerequisites
    SPAN-210, SPAN 212, or Spanish placement test

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPAN 250 - Spanish for Native and Heritage Speakers


    A course for heritage and native speakers of Spanish which focuses on enrichment of the student’s own heritage and on the enhancement of linguistic and cultural skills and understanding. The course includes attention to continuing development of ACTFL advanced proficiency skills through guided discussion and writing on topics related to understanding identity issues of the Hispanic population living in the United States.

    Prerequisites
    Placement Test and instructor permission.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPAN 310 - Spanish Structures for Proficiency


    A course designed to equip students to transition from writing and speaking at the ACTFL intermediate level to doing so at the ACTFL advanced level. Students will learn and practice those structures needed for sustained performance at that level, such as narration in all major time frames, elaborated description, as well as discourse devices that are marks of good Spanish speaking and writing.

    Prerequisites
    SPAN-210, SPAN 212, or SPAN 213

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPAN 311 - Foreign Studies in Spanish (Study Abroad)


    Offered in summer study programs only.

    Offered within a target-language context, this course affords a history of Hispanic culture and its many contributions to the world. Students will concentrate on building ACTFL advanced-level proficiency, concentrating on describing with detail, discussing current events in the Hispanic world, narrating in major time frames, and moving from sentence-level to paragraph-level expression in both speaking and writing. This course is only offered in target-language countries.

    Prerequisites
    SPAN-210, SPAN-212, or placement exam

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered in summer study programs only

  
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    SPAN 312 - Foreign Studies in Spanish (Study Abroad)


    Offered in summer study programs only.

    Offered within a target-language context, this course, a sequel to SPAN311, affords a history of Hispanic culture and its many contributions to the world. Students will concentrate on building ACTFL advanced-level proficiency, concentrating on describing with detail, discussing current events in the Hispanic world, narrating in major time frames, and moving from sentence-level to paragraph-level expression in both speaking and writing. This course is only offered in target-language countries.

    Prerequisites
    Spanish 311

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered in summer study programs only

  
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    SPAN 320 - Hispanic Arts, Culture, and Literature


    This course explores aspects of Latin American and Spanish arts, culture and literature. It serves as an introduction to literary analysis with readings, historical art movements, and culture-based discussions linked to these target-language cultures. The literary and culturally-based approach of the course will serve as a context for students to continue their development of ACTFL advanced language skills while deepening their understanding of Hispanic cultures.

    Prerequisites
    SPAN 213 or SPAN 310

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPAN 330 - Spanish Writing


    This course helps students strengthen ACTFLadvanced-level proficiency, and begin building competence in ACTFL superior-level proficiency, particularly in writing. Students have the opportunity to study a topic of interest in Hispanic literature or culture while simultaneously developing writing, speaking and reading skills through a variety of writing tasks and close textual analyses of Hispanic authentic texts. This course may be repeated once for credit, provided topic is different.

    Prerequisites
    SPAN 310 or higher

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPAN 400 - Spanish Conversation: Issues and Values of the Spanish Speaking World


    This course invites students to explore current issues, and the values they express, in the Hispanic world. It is designed to acquaint students with such topics in-depth, beyond what is done in lower-level courses. In addition to the cultural content, this course seeks to develop and strengthen ACTFL advanced speaking skills and transition students to ACTFL superior-level speaking proficiency through guided discussion of topics related to issues and values in the Spanish speaking world. Integral to the course is the development of learners’ ability to state and defend opinions, as well as to hypothesize about topics discussed. This course may be repeated once for credit, provided the content is different. 

    Prerequisites
    SPAN 310 or higher

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPAN 420 - Introduction to Translation


    This is an advanced level course which exposes students to the aspects and practices of textual translation, as well as some limited aspects of simultaneous translation. The topics discussed in this class will help students familiarize themselves with translation as a professional possibility, or simply to explore translation as a means of building strong writing and speaking skills.

    Prerequisites
    SPAN 320 or higher

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPAN 440 - Hispanic Studies (Special Topics - varied by Instructor)


    This course is designed to acquaint students with current issues in the Hispanic world. Students will explore such topics in-depth, beyond what is done in lower-level courses. In addition to the cultural content, this course seeks to develop and strengthen ACTFL advanced and continue transitioning students to ACTFL superior-level speaking and writing proficiency, through guided discussion and writing on related topics. Integral to the course is the development of learners’ ability to state and defend opinions, as well as to hypothesize about topics discussed. Course may be repeated once for credit, provided the topic is different than that taken before.

    Prerequisites
    SPAN 400 or higher

    Credit Hours: 3

Special Education

  
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    SPED 316 - Exceptional Child


    An introduction to special education including historical foundations, special education law and current practice. The course will introduce all current information pertinent to those who will work with students with disabilities especially those students included in the general education classroom. Issues and trends that address techniques, strategies and procedures for working with students with disabilities will be emphasized. A summary of each category of disability will be offered as well as suggestions for accessing school and community resources.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
    Notes
    [NOTE: This course is service-enhanced and requires co-requisite enrollment in SPED-316S.]
  
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    SPED 320 - Students with Exceptionalities


    An introduction to mild/moderate exceptionalities; an introduction to the literature, history, definitions, characteristics, identification procedures and problems of the fields of learning disabilities, mild mental retardation and behavior disorders. This course includes a field experience.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPED 321 - Students with Comprehensive Disabilities


    This course provides information on the nature and needs of individuals with severe/profound disabilities. It is a study of a broad group of developmental disabilities that have lifelong implications and that substantially limit many life functions. A directed observation in a school setting is required.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPED 323 - Young Children (0-8) with Developmental Disabilities


    An introduction to the nature and needs of young children with developmental disabilities. A holistic approach will be emphasized.

    Prerequisites

     

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPED 324 - Assessments for Intervention and Instruction


    Approaches involving identification and the use of diagnostic test materials to assess functional levels of ability of individuals with disabilities, followed by specific developmental or remedial recommendations consistent with ability level. Emphasis on matching deficit to appropriate program or technique which will yield optimum results.

    Prerequisites
    SPED-320.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPED 331 - Research Based Intervention for Effective Classroom Management


    Approaches to classroom management of students with disabilities and groups of children. Applied behavioral analysis is studied, including specific techniques such as task analysis, along with strategies for strengthening and reducing behaviors.

    Prerequisites
    EDUC-199 and EDUC-299

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPED 332 - Applied Behavior Analysis


    A study of the principles of behavior analysis in a structured environmernt and how these principles can be used to teach academic skills, functional skills, and appropriate social behavior.

    Prerequisites
    SPED-320

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPED 335 - Strategies and Interventions for Gifted, Talented and Creative Students


    Characteristics and special needs of the gifted individual. Definitions, identification procedures, and educational provisions are considered, along with career development. Emphasis is placed on structuring a supportive learning environment within the school setting as well as in the community.

    Prerequisites
    SPED-320.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPED 340 - Technological, Medical, and Environmental Needs in the Classroom


    This course introduces assistive technology and physical positioning to foster communication for students experiencing comprehensive disabilities.

    Prerequisites
    SPED-320.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Fall only.
  
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    SPED 349 - Collaborating with Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals


    An introduction to the concept of collaboration as a means to meet the special needs of students. Issues such as due process, least restrictive environment, support services, organizations, advocacy groups, family dynamics, educational planning and delivery of services are emphasized.

    Prerequisites
    SPED-320.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring only.
  
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    SPED 381 - Introduction to Communication Disorders


    An introduction to the field of communication disorders in the classroom.  Specific consideration is given to different types of disabilities that impact communication and to those students who may be at risk in the area of language development.  Informal and formal ways to assess and assist these students are addressed.

     


     

    Prerequisites
    SPED-320.

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    SPED 402 and 402L - Interventions & Instructional Methods for Students with Special Needs


    An extensive and differentiated methods course that addresses appropriate content and pedagogical strategies for providing special education services and interventions in the PreK-3, K-8, 6-12, and K-12 (comprehensive) settings. This course addresses decision making for appropriate placements in the least restrictive environment and the continuum of services. Particular attention is given to teaching academics, student, functional life, behavioral, independent living, and social skills. An emphasis is placed on the importance of early school-to-work transition, including an examination of the development of necessary social and career skills. The practicum is an integral part of the Clinical I experience which provides practice in effective methods and materials for teaching academics, functional life skills, and behavior within various Special Education settings.

    Prerequisites
    SPED-320 and Admission to the Teacher Education Program

    Credit Hours: 6, plus 1 credit hr Methods Lab (SPED-402L) which must be taken concurrently.
  
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    SPED 404 and 404L - Interventions & Instructional Methods for Teaching in the Inclusive Setting


    Alternatives to segregated special education services and interface between regular and special education are explored through the implementation of appropriate methods and strategies for teaching students with disabilities throughout the continuum of services.  Particular attention is given to the characteristics of the adolescent with mild/moderate disabilities and procedures for teaching academic, study, and social skills in the resource room or inclusive classroom.  School-to-work transition is studied including an examination of the development of necessary social and career skills.  

    Prerequisites
    Admission to Teacher Education Program, SPED-320, SPED-324, SPED-340.

    Credit Hours: 3, plus 1 credit hr lab
    When Offered
    Spring only.
    Notes
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in SPED-404L (Methods Lab) for 1 credit hr.
  
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    SPED 480 - Policies, Procedures and Practices


    Emphasizes the understanding of legislation, regulations and litigation related to the field of special education.

    Prerequisites
    SPED-320, 324, and Admission to Teacher Education Program.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Spring only.
  
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    SPED 496 - Field Experience I


    This course is designed to provide students with practical experiences in the area of support service working with at-risk students and their families in community settings. The student will be assigned to two placements for the semester. Application for this experience must be made a semester in advance. Five hours credit will be given for each placement.

    Prerequisites
    successful completion of course work and approval of the Director of Field Experiences.

    Credit Hours: 5
  
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    SPED 497 - Field Experience II


    This course is designed to provide students practical experiences in the area of support service working with at-risk students and their families in community settings. The student will be assigned to two placements for the semester. Application for this experience must be made a semester in advance. Five hours credit will be given for each placement.

    Prerequisites
    successful completion of course work and approval of the Director of Field Experiences.

    Credit Hours: 5
  
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    SPED 498 - Field Experience Seminar


    This seminar is designed to assist the students in transitioning from course work and observational experiences to practical application in the area of support services. Discussion of a variety of topics related to the field experience will be the focus of this seminar.

    Prerequisites
    successful completion of course work and approval of the Director of Field Experiences.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    SPED 520 - Nature and Characteristics of Individuals with Disabilities


    This course is an advanced study of mild/moderate disabilities, exploring history, definitions, characteristics, identification procedures, and problems of the fields of learning disabilities, mild mental retardation, and behavior disorders. This course involves a field experience including interaction and journaling.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPED 521 - Nature and Characteristics of Severe Disabilities


    This course explores the nature and needs of individuals with severe disabilities. This broad group of developmental disabilities includes individuals with multiple and chronic disabilities that have lifelong implications and that substantially limit many life functions.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPED 522 - Nature and Characteristics of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders


    An introduction to the nature and needs of individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders. Attention will be given to the approaches that can be used to give students with these disabilities self-discipline and responsibility.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPED 523 - Young Children (0-8) with Developmental Disabilities


    An introduction to the nature and needs of young children with developmental disabilities. A holistic approach will be emphasized.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    SPED 524 - Assessments for Intervention and Instruction


    This course is a study of the analyses and use of diagnostic test materials to assess functional levels of ability of a child with disabilities followed by specific developmental or remedial recommendations consistent with the child’s ability levels. Emphasis will be on matching a child’s strengths and deficits to an appropriate intervention program with techniques that facilitate academic growth to attain the maximum learning potential for the child.

    Prerequisites
    SPED-520.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPED 531 - Research Based Intervention for Effective Classroom Management


    This course analyzes and evaluates approaches to classroom management of students as individuals as well as in groups. Behavior Modification, behavior support plans, and specific techniques for strengthening and reducing behaviors will be explored. Observation and critique of behavior management techniques in the school setting is required.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPED 532 - Applied Behavior Analysis


    A study of the principles of behavior analysis in a structured environment and how these principles can be used to teach academic skills, functional skills, and appropriate social behavior.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    SPED 550 - Interventions and Instructional Methods for Teaching in the Inclusive Setting


    This class examines alternatives to segregated special education services and the interface between regular and special education. Examination of materials and methods to meet the needs of exceptional learners is the primary focus. Emphasis will be on the development of instructional intervention strategies and techniques and the presentation of skills and materials to attain maximum child potential growth.

    Prerequisites
    SPED-520.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPED 551 - Instructional Methods for Students with Comprehensive Disabilities


    Effective methods and materials for teaching functional and life skills to students with comprehensive disabilities.

    Prerequisites
    SPED-521.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPED 552 - Instructional Methods for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders


    Effective methods and materials needed for teaching behavioral and social skills and self-discipline to students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

    Prerequisites
    SPED-522.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPED 553 - Intervention Strategies and Methods For Children (0-8) with Developmental Disabilities


    Effective methods and materials for allowing and enabling infants and toddlers with disabilities to progress developmentally. Procedures for inhibiting the progress of atrophy and complications due to disabilities will be examined.

    Credit Hours: 2
  
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    SPED 581 - Assessing and Guiding Reading Instruction


    A study of the various approaches to teach reading skills to students with reading disabilities.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPED 582 - Collaborative Services for Special Education


    This course provides content that focuses on the development of collaborative partnerships in school and community settings. This course examines various services, as outlined in IDEA, provided to individuals with disabilities. Course content focuses on the role of the special educator in various service delivery models, the skills necessary to facilitate successful collaboration, and various theoretical models of collaboration.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    SPED 590 - Policies, Practices, and Procedures in Special Education


    This course emphasizes the understanding of legislation, regulations, and litigation related to the field of special education. It contains detailed comparisons between students requiring special accommodations in the regular education setting and those students requiring special education services. There is a strong parental perspective component.

    Prerequisites
    SPED-520

    Credit Hours: 3

Theatre

  
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    THEA 101 - Introduction to Theatre


    This course will provide students with a general overview of all aspects of the theatrical experience. Students will investigate acting, directing, design, playwriting, and theatre literature. Emphasis will be on participation and creative thinking.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 102 - Dance for the Stage I


    An introduction to tap, jazz, and ballet dance skills necessary for musical theatre performance.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    THEA 103 - Dance for the Stage II


    Advanced training in dance for the stage, including an emphasis on choreography techniques.

    Prerequisites
    THEA-102

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    THEA 201 - Theatre in Culture


    This course provides students with a general overview of all aspects of the theatrical experience.  Students will explore the art, the audience, the play, the artist, the craft, and the industry of theatre, giving them a cultural context that will enhance their understanding and enjoyment of theatrical works.

    Credit Hours: 3

  
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    THEA 202 - Musical Theatre Production


    Experience in the practical aspects of musical theatre production as an actor and/or technician. May be repeated for credit.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    THEA 203 - Theatre Production


    Experience in the practical aspects of play production as an actor and/or technician. Requires a minimum of 45 hours as a cast and /or crew member of a theatrical production.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor. Repeatable for credit.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    THEA 204 - Technical Theatre Production


    Experience in the technical aspects of a theatrical production. Requires working on a major production and overseeing a major element of that production throughout rehearsals and performances.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor. Repeatable for credit.

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    THEA 205 - Kingdom Players


    Performance course in drama ministry. Emphasis on the application of acting and performance skills in a variety of settings including churches, camps, workshops, etc. Repeatable for credit.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    THEA 210 - Beginning Acting


    This course provides instruction and practice for the beginning actor. Basic acting principles are learned and applied through in class exercises and performances. This course is intended for non-majors only.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 211 - Introduction to Acting


    (Majors Only) An introduction to the development and the skill training of the actor with focus on the basic techniques which form the foundation for further study and performance. 

    Prerequisites
    Theatre majors only or permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 212 - Intermediate Acting


    A continuation of Introduction to Acting. This course concentrates on expanding the actor’s techniques with exercises from master acting teachers such as Uta Hagen and Michael Chekhov.

    Prerequisites
    THEA 211. Theatre majors only or permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 215 - Improv Acting


    This course utilizes participation, lecture material, and selected readings to convey a well-rounded experience in the history, theory, and creation of improvisational theatre.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 220 - Stagecraft


    An introduction to the theory and craft of construction and design for the theatre. Topics to include set construction, scene painting, light, sound and props. Requires a lab component to construct sets for the current season.

    Prerequisites
    Requires co-requisite enrollment in THEA 220L

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 221 - Period Styles and Theatre Design


    A study of the intersection of history and visual art for theatre designers.  Emphasis is placed on the connection between visual styles throughout historical periods and their correlation to scenic, costume, and lighting design.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 230 - Introduction to Traditional Asian Theatre


     This course is an introduction to the variety and history of traditional Asian performance styles focusing on history, development, techniques, theories and literature.

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered on demand.
  
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    THEA 240 - History of Musical Theatre


    A study of the history and development of musical theatre in its social, political, and historical contexts from inception to the present.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 250 - Critical Writing About the Theatre


    A study of the art of theatre criticism and review, with emphasis placed on written analysis of theatrical performances, identifying key elements of productions, and critiquing performance choices.  Attendance at performance events is a required part of the course.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL-110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 280 - Introduction to Theatrical Design


    An examination of the basic principles of scenic, costume, and lighting design for the theatre. Topics covered include the design process, research, design elements, and practical considerations.

    Prerequisites
    None.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 300 - Creative Drama


    This interactive course is designed to introduce students to the practical applications of creative drama in the classroom. An understanding of the various creative drama theories, cognitive learning theories and current curricular models is presented. Offered in the summer only in conjunction with the Summer Theatre Camp.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 315 - Scene and Set Design


    A study of scenographic design for theatre. Emphasis will be on practical application and design from the initial conception to the final product.

    Prerequisites
    THEA 220

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 326 - Theatre Sound Design and Special Effects


    This course is intended to equip students with the appropriate skills and understanding for sound design and theatrical special effects.  Emphasis will be on design theory, technical application, and safety, as well as equipment installation, maintenance and operation.

    Prerequisites
    THEA 220

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 327 - Light Design


    This course will focus on lighting equipment, installation, and designing of lights in a theatrical setting.

    Prerequisites
    THEA 220

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 328 - Costume and Makeup Design


    This course covers the art of costume and makeup design for the stage.  Emphasis will be placed on creating original designs for costumes and makeup as well as identifying key elements of design. 

    Prerequisites
    THEA 220

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 330 - Theatre Management


    This course is designed to familiarize students with the techniques of stage management and theatre organization.

    Prerequisites
    THEA 212

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 331 - Survey of Drama Literature and Theatre History I


    A survey of dramatic literature within its historical context. This course will emphasize the development of theatre practices that have had an impact upon the playwrights through analysis of selected plays from ancient Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Restoration and Classical Asian Theatre.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL 110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 332 - Survey of Drama Literature and Theatre History II


    A survey of dramatic literature within its historical context. This course will emphasize the development of theatre practices that have had an impact upon the playwrights from the rise of realism to contemporary theatre, including non-western theatre and plays.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL 110

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 352 - Advanced Acting


    A continuation of THEA 211 and THEA 212. Contemporary means of developing character and intensity outside the realm of traditional acting will be presented.

    Prerequisites
    THEA 211 and THEA 212

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 363 - Introduction to Playwriting


    This course provides a study of the craft of playwriting by reading and watching establiched plays, as well as writing, critiquing, developing and staging original monologues and short plays in a workshop setting.

    Prerequisites
    ENGL 110 and ENGL 221 or ENGL 222

    Credit Hours: 3
    When Offered
    Offered Spring Semester.
  
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    THEA 380 - Computer Drafting for the Theatre


    This course provides students with an introduction to computer-aided drafting.  Students will work with industry-standard programming software to create theatre renderings and drafting. 

    Prerequisites
    THEA-220

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 400 - Dramatic Theory and Criticism


    This course is a survey of dramatic theories from classical to modern times and their influence on Western Drama and Theatre.  This course examines the interdependency between theory and practice and how each shapes a play’s structure, content, and purpose.    

    Prerequisites
    THEA 331 and THEA 332

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 403 - Internship


    A course designed for Junior and Senior level students in theatre with a special interest in gaining practical skills in a specific theatre occupation.

    Prerequisites
    Junior or Senior major/minor status

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 405 - Drama Lab


    Laboratory course in drama. Emphasis on the application of acting and production skills in a variety of settings.

    Prerequisites
    None

    Credit Hours: 1
  
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    THEA 410 - Shakespeare


    A study of theatre during Shakespeare’s time.  Students will study many of Shakespeare’s plays and engage in the study of the history of theatre during the Early Modern Period in England.  Additionally, students will engage with various literary and performance theories surrounding Shakespearean plays. 

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 450 - Directing


    Introduction to the techniques of directing for the theatre including blocking, character development and play production.

    Prerequisites
    Junior or Senior status

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 451 - Advanced Directing


    A rigorous exploration of the theoretical and practical influences on directing contemporary works with opportunities to experience collaboration, devised theatre, and found locations.

    Prerequisites
    THEA 450 and permission of instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
  
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    THEA 475 - Practicum in Drama Teaching and Research


    A practicum giving students the opportunity to gain teaching experience, enhance their knowledge of theatre, and acquire skills that makes them more attractive to prospective graduate schools and theatres. May be taken a maximum of two times for credit.

    Prerequisites
    Successful completion of 12 hrs of required theatre major courses or permission of instructor. Registration requires approval of application and permission from instructor.

    Credit Hours: 3
 

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