Sem Adv App Beh Analysis
This seminar examines contemporary theory, research, and practice in applied behavior analysis with particular emphasis given to applications in the fields of special education and rehabilitative sciences.
Comm Adj-Fut Plan St w/ Disab
This course will examine the models of transition service delivery, the relationships between special education, vocational education, rehabilitation, and the technology used to promote the movement of individuals with disabilities from school to adult life. Prerequisites: REHB 565 or permission of the Instructor.
Augmentative & Altern Comm
This course is designed to introduce the student to various augmentative/alternative communication systems prevalent in the field. Current and comprehensive information relative to type of disorder, diagnosis, and treatment will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the application of unique criteria in diagnostics and the administration of competent and flexible management strategies in rehabilitation. Fall, annually.
Special Reading Instruct
This course is designed to provide in-service and pre-service professionals with the knowledge and skills to serve students with mild/moderate reading disabilities. Individuals taking the course will assimilate characteristics of identified students, assessment processes and alternative interventions.
Spec Topics In Special Educ
Study of topical material reflecting new ideas, knowledge, or methods relevant to Special Education. Course content will vary from semester to semester. Topics will be announced in advance. As needed.
Collab/Coop Tch Lrn Outc
This course is intended to improve the teaching and learning outcomes in basic education by focusing on collaboration and cooperative-education processes and teaching methodologies. The development of strategies for promoting professional and communi,"ty collaborations established in SPED 596: Contemporary Education Practices and Directions, is continued in this offering. Teaching models and methods facilitative to encouraging and maintaining collaborative and cooperative-educational practices extend the skills of professional educators in appropriately serving the educational needs of an increasingly diverse learning audience. Prerequisite: SPED 596 or approval of instructor.
Role Development With Families
Participants acquire knowledge and skills in working with and involving parents to maximize developmental and learning opportunities for their children with disabilities, and in responding to the unique challenges confronting families of children with disabilities.
Policy & Practice In Spec Ed
The delivery of special education is influenced by many factors other than good teaching. Compliance with federal guidelines, ever-changing budgets, and political climates continue to act on the delivery of special education. In order for our graduate students to be able to grow as professionals, they will need to be aware of these forces and how they interact with special education policy and service delivery.
Adv Meth For Low Incid Disab
Participants acquire knowledge and skills related to the design, implementation, and evaluation of instructional interventions for individuals with severe/profound disabilities.
Adv Meth For High Incid Disab
Participants acquire knowledge and skills related to the design, implemention, and evaluation of instructional interventions for individuals with mild/moderate disablities.
Sem In Single Subj Res Design
This course will enable students to conduct single-case research in special education and rehabilitative science. The course provides theory and scenario-based practice with a variety of single-case and replicated single-case designs. Prerequisites,: SPED 567 or equivalent
Participants engage in either scholarly or applied research related to the education of children and youth with disabilities under the supervision of a faculty member. By permission only.
Contem Ed Pract & Direct
This course saliently provides the philosophical and pragmatic basis for the rationale for change in contemporary education. Legislation, litigation, and research within the profession provide the foundation for understanding why the profession mustexplore innovative strategies for improving the educational outcomes of all children. Terminologies which dominate professional dialogue are explored and studied to separate dogma from substance. Learner characteristics, which are indicative of the diversity naturally present in society, are addressed relative to implications in teaching and learning.|
This course requires each student to develop a thesis related to special education. Must be taken for two semesters of three credits each. Prerequisite: ED 520.
Prin Of Social Work
Overview of social work as a profession with an introduction to social work with individuals, groups, families, and communities. Students examine a basic set of concepts, principles, and elements of practice. Fall, annually.
Social Work With Groups
A study of the practice of group work, group dynamics and the use of various types of groups in social work settings. Spring, annually.
Soc Work Child & Youth
The study of social work approaches to prevention, intervention, and treatment of problems facing families and children. Examines concepts, policies, and practice issues in the field of child and family welfare. Spring, annually.
This course is designed to prepare students in the helping professions with the skills to handle short term crisis situations within a generalist social work framework. The focus of the course is on crisis, emergency, disaster management and prevention. At the completion of this course students will understand the nature of crisis and its impact on the lives of diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities. Prerequisites are Soc 211, SW 211 or SW 212.
Examines the nature of social welfare policies and programs in the U.S. An overview of the history and administration of major social welfare programs is presented. Examines programs for the poor, the mentally ill, the disabled, children and families at-risk, the unemployed, and the aged in our society. No prerequisite. Spring, annually.
Human Sexuality and Soc Work
This course lays the foundation for understanding human sex and sexuality for beginning level social work practitioners who will need this information in their work with clients i.e. in sexual counseling, in policy and service discussions about sex education, and in public health issues related to sexual behavior with an emphasis on deiversity and inclusiveness. Prerequisites include Soc 211, SW 211 or SW 212.
Health Care Policies & Systems
This course explores the role of social work in health care policies and systems. It examines the conceptual framework of health, mental health, and access to health care in society. Students will examine the health status of disadvantaged and at-risk populations and consider implications for policy, practice, and economic justice in society. Prerequisites are SOC 211, SW 211 or SW 212.
Geron Soc Wrk Pract
Concepts, policies, and practice issues in social work with older adults. Examines methods of intervention, social service delivery systems, and the special needs of diverse older populations. Fall, annually.
Examines areas of study in Social Work. Professor selects format most suitable to the study. Topics, announced in advance, focus on the needs and interests of social workers. Course offered on demand. Prerequisites: SW 211, or SW 212 or SOC 211 or permission of instructor.
Qualitative Research Methods
Qualitative research seeks to integrate the lived experience with principles from the scientific method. This course is designed to provide an overview of qualitative research methods and techniques used for conducting sociological research such as c,"ase studies, unobtrusive methods, participant observation, choices of observer status role, recording data, uses of technical equipmrnt, key informants, interviewing techniques, and ethical considerations in employing such methods and procedures. The course examines the use of these methods and techniques in both academic and applied research. Prerequisite: SOC 211, SW 211 or SW 212.|
Supervised Field Placement
With the approval and under the supervision of a member of the sociology faculty, students are placed in field-work settings, e.g., child welfare agencies, offices of aging, divisions of the criminal justice system, community development agencies, etc., where they will observe and work with persons responsible for carrying out a range of specific human services. Requires a 10-hour commitment each week. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, junior standing, and six hours in sociology.
Students earn one to three credits through performance in University Theatre productions by successfully completing the terms of the Contract for Credit in THE Activities, subject to approval by instructor and department chair. No more than three credits may be earned in THE 103 during any one semester. Students may not enroll concurrently in THE 103 and 254, 350, or 361 without instructor permission. Each semester.
Students earn one to three credits construction lab in the scene shop and costume shop. Credits will be earned successfully completing the terms of the Contract for Credit in THE Activities, subject to approval by instructor and department chair. Nomore than three credits may be earned in THE 104. Is a requirement for all BFA theatre majors. Each semester.
Introduces elements of theatre, including directing, acting, make-up, criticism, stagecraft, and stage lighting. No prerequisites. Summer, annually.
Develops expressive presentational skills through practice in the oral interpretation of literature. Focuses on analyzing an author's meaning, responding to it, communicating that meaning to an audience, and correlating oral interpretation with other arts. Fall, annually.
A study of the theory, materials, and practice of stage construction. Emphasizes technical instruction and the relationship between the dramatic function of the setting and its actual physical realization. Student projects and required production labs provide practical experience. Fall, annually.