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GRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH)

ANTH 540 Seminar in Current Archaeological Issues. (3) (Prereq: Anthropology 320 or permission of instructor) Selected topics of major concern to the practical conduct of archaeological research.

ANTH 541, 542 Field Problems in Archaeology. (3) (Prereq: Anthropology 101, 320 or permission of instructor) Courses must be taken in sequence. A spring-summer sequence consisting of class work followed by a field session. Research design, field methods, interpretation of data and the development of theory from these data. Methods of relating a specific problem in a given area to more general considerations.

ANTH 591 Selected Topics. (3) (Prereq: Anthropology 101 or permission of instructor) Topics in anthropology of special interest but which are too specific to be served by an established course. May be taken more than once as topics vary.

ART EDUCATION (ARTE)

ARTE 540 School Art Program (3). Analysis of historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of art education as a profession, including the origins and contexts of prevailing practices, contemporary change models, and prominent rationales for art in the schools. Methods for standards-based curriculum development, assessment of teaching and learning, and evaluation of art programs and student art products will be explored through readings, seminars, research and studio projects, and field experiences.

ARTE 541 Practicum in Art Education (3). Supervised clinical teaching experiences of conducting standards-based instruction with middle and high school students in a laboratory setting. Experiences include lesson planning, producing visual aids, peer and self-assessment in teaching, seminars, collaborative projects, field trip implementation and supervision, and proposal preparation for professional development opportunities.

ARTE 549 Principles and Methods for Teaching Art (3). Focus on methods, materials, and processes suitable for comprehensive art education content implementation. Students will develop art learning units with relevant teaching support materials organized around specific art concepts and modes of inquiry, produce assessment instruments for the evaluation of art programs and student art products, and engage in the review and analysis of art education literature for research. Emphasis is placed on secondary schools. Supervised clinical teaching experiences in the public schools are required.

ARTE 595 Art Education Workshop: Special Topics (3). Course designed for graduate-level MAT art students or teachers holding existing certification who are preparing to teach art in the public schools. Students will develop specific disciplinary content units for various developmental levels from Pre-K to senior high school. Materials and methods will be organized around exploration of special topics. Topics will vary according to suffix. Examples of topics include Photographic Techniques for Art Education, K-12 Painting Methods, and Handbuilt Ceramics for K-12 Art Teachers.

ARTE 569 Principles and Methods of Teaching Art (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) A study of methods, techniques, and materials appropriate to teaching art. A clinical experience in public schools is included.

BIOLOGY (BIOL)

BIOL 570 Principles of Ecology. (4) Selected ecology topics emphasizing research literature. Three lecture credits and three laboratory hours per week.

BIOL 775 Plants of South Carolina. (4) Lecture-laboratory-field course. Introduction to the major forms of plant life in their native habitats.

BIOL 776 Animals of South Carolina. (4) Lecture-laboratory-field course. Introduction to the major forms of animal life in their native habitats.

BIOL 778 Wetland Ecology for Teachers. (3) A course designed to increase general knowledge of wetland habitats, introduce the possibilities of exploring wetlands in teaching, critique and adapt available laboratory and field activities, and develop original classroom teaching modules.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (CBAD)

CBAD 533 Governmental Accounting. (3) (Prereq: Grade of C or above in Business Administration 330) Accounting techniques for governmental and not-for-profit entities, topics include accounting standards and procedures for governmental units, colleges and universities, health care, and voluntary health and welfare organizations.

CBAD 535 Advanced Accounting. (3) (Prereq: Grade of C or above in Business Administration 332, or concurrent enrollment in Business Administration 332) Financial accounting for investments in stock and consolidations, foreign currency operations, not-for-profit governmental units, colleges, universities, and voluntary health and welfare organizations. S.

CBAD 537 Auditing Theory. (3) (Prereq: Grade of C or above in Business Administration 291, 331 and 333) Generally accepted auditing standards governing external financial audits, audit techniques and procedures, evaluation of internal control systems and the audit opinion. S.

CHEMISTRY (CHEM)

CHEM 570 Environmental Chemistry. (4) A survey of the chemistry of the atmosphere, soil and water with an emphasis on the effects of pollution. In lab, students will learn the standard methods used to measure pollutants and contaminants in water, soils and tissues.

CHEM 705 Modern Instrumental Methods in Chemistry. (4) A survey of the applications of modern instrumental techniques to the solution of chemical problems, with emphasis on development of basic understanding of the experiment and on interpretation of data.

CHEM 709 Topics in Chemical Education. (4) Selected chemical topics with emphasis on modern chemical concepts. Lectures, discussion, and laboratory.

COASTAL MARINE AND WETLAND STUDIES (CMWS)

CMWS 500 Fisheries Science and Lab. (4) (Prereq: MSCI 302 or consent of instructor) An introduction to the practices and techniques of fisheries science. Topics include analytical and empirical mathematical models for fisheries forecasting, stock assessment techniques, age and growth analysis; mortality, recruitment, and yield; production and early life history, harvesting techniques, and detailed study of important fisheries.

CMWS 515 Applied Experimental Designs and Analyses. (3) A comprehensive course covering topics in observational and manipulative experimental design (e.g., sample size determination, power of the test) and surveying the variety of available statistical techniques and analyses (e.g., MANOVA, PCA, Loglinear models, Bayesian statistics).

CMWS 575 Wetland Delineation. (3) (Prereq: Consent of instructor) Study of legal definitions and regulations relevant to wetlands and the methods used to delineate wetlands. Lectures are augmented with practical field experience identifying various indicators of hydrology, soils and vegetation in riparian, estuarine and pocosin wetlands.

CMWS 601 Coastal Marine and Wetland Processes. (3) A comprehensive overview through lectures and field observations of the inter-relations between geological, physical, biological and chemical processes affecting wetlands and coastal zone ecosystems. Emphasis is placed on understanding the relations between processes and features within the terrestrial, estuarine and nearshore coastal environments.

CMWS 602 Coastal Marine and Wetland Ecology. (3) Relations between organisms and their environments in wetland and coastal zone ecosystems. Interconnectedness, energy flows and food webs will be presented in lectures, laboratories and field experiences in coastal wetland environments, estuaries and coastal marine habitats.

CMWS 603 Coastal and Wetland Policy and Management. (3) An examination of the relationships between economics, environmental policy, environmental ethics, and environmental law. Environmental laws, federal, state and local permitting agencies and their regulations that apply to the coastal zone and wetlands will be examined using locally focused case studies. Consideration is given to gathering and presenting scientific information needed for policy decisions. The interactions and competing pressures between economic interests that impact wetlands will be contrasted with a commitment to ethical treatment and responsible management of wetlands and coastal ecological systems.

CMWS 610 Multivariate Quantitative Methods. (3) (Prereq: STAT 201 or equivalent) An applied course in the design and analysis of multivariate studies including significance and power considerations. Topics include Multiple Regression Analysis, Multivariate Analysis of Variance, Principle Component Analysis, Discriminant Analysis, Factor Analysis and Hierarchical Loglinear Analysis.

CMWS 611 Marine Environmental Modeling and Data Analysis. (3) (Prereq: MATH 260 and one advanced statistics course). Study to enable students to collect and analyze meaningful data in marine and wetland environments, leading to the prediction of (and the power to change) environmental trends. Topics include aspects of sampling and resampling methods, simulation techniques, basic design of experimental techniques, fundamentals of time series analysis, modeling with difference and differential equations and liner and nonlinear dynamics that pertain to marine and wetland studies.

CMWS 612 Advanced Geographic Information Systems. (3) The use of Geographic Information Systems in the study and management of coastal and marine systems at an advanced level. Topics covered include project design, data management and analysis, exploration of surfaces and statistical modeling, and interpretation of aerial photograph and remotely sensed data.

CMWS 613 Standard Methods of Seawater, Tissue and Sediment Analysis. (3) (Prereq: MSCI 305 or consent of instructor) An introduction to the practices and techniques of marine analyses. Topics include measurement of nutrients, organic matter, bacteria and trace metals. Students will be introduced to the use of standard marine analytical equipment including atomic absorption spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, ion chromatograph, TOC/TIC analyzer, and CHNS elemental analyzer.

CMWS 614 Applied Geophysical Field Methods. (6) A field course to provide the student with an understanding of data collection in the field. Detailed study of pertinent data collection techniques for understanding the geology and physical processes in the coastal region to include side-scan sonar, seismic, and ground penetrating radar techniques, as well as integral ground truthing techniques. Integration of digital data collection techniques using computer software, hardware, and networking techniques will be covered.

CMWS 630 Aquatic Physiological Ecology. (3) Physiological mechanisms of adaptation of organisms to coastal marine and wetland environments. Topics include the effects of temperature, salinity, current, oxygen, light, turbidity, nutrients, habitat alteration, and pollution. Significant field work as well as experiments designed to verify important physiological principles will be included.

CMWS 641 Environmental Ecotoxicology. (3) (Prereq: MSCI 305 or consent of instructor) An introduction to the field of environmental ecotoxicology. Topics include chemical principles of bioaccumulation and degradation, organic and inorganic toxicants, modeling approaches to understanding and predicting the fate of pollutants in the marine environment.

CMWS 642 Applications of Isotope Geochemistry. (3) (Prereq: MSCI 304 and 305 or consent of instructor) An introduction to the manifold uses of stable and radioactive isotopes in elucidating biologic and inorganic reaction pathways and past environmental conditions in marine and terrestrial systems. Topics include paleotemperature, paleosalinity estuarine mixing, as well as biological pathways and global biogeochemical cycles.

CMWS 650 Climate Change and Evolution of Coastal Environments. (3) Study emphasizing short and long-term coastal and estuarine changes throughout the late Quaternary, specifically with respect to decadal, centennial, millennial, and longer time scales. Quaternary geomorphologies and long and short-term climate changes are studied and placed into a global context of various spatial and temporal changes, induced change, and the factors involved in change.

CMWS 660 Coastal and Estuarine Oceanographic Processes. (3) A comprehensive study of the physical and geological processes controlling the morphology and circulation within estuaries and the coastal ocean. Beach, estuarine and self processes are examined in detail as to the importance of these processes to morphodynamic concepts.

CMWS 670 Wetland Environments and Processes. (3) A comprehensive description of the environmental settings, modes of wetland origins and modern processes will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on the hydrology, physiographic features, soil processes, natural landscape evolution and other ecosystem processes in diverse wetlands.

CMWS 680 Environmental Sociology. (3) Examines the emerging field of environmental sociology in theoretical and substantive ways. Emphasis will be given to the relationship between human activities and the environment, social factors contributing to the environmental pollution and restoration, dynamics and consequences of community design, planning, and land use and the special features of environmentalism as a social movement.

CMWS 690 Seminar Topics in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies. (2) Current research will be reviewed through presentations, readings and discussions.

CMWS 699 Graduate Seminar. (1) (Prereq: CMWS 700) Participation will require the public presentation of the completed thesis.

CMWS 700 Thesis Research. (1-6) Research will be conducted leading toward the preparation, acceptance and defense of a thesis. Students must complete a total of six credit hours to complete the degree requirements.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE (CRMJ)

CRMJ 521 Constitutional Law. (3) A study of judicial review, the political role of the courts, American federalism, the jurisdiction and limitations of the judicial branch, the power of taxation, the commerce power, the substantive and procedural rights of the individual, and the powers of the president.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (ECED)

ECED 540 The Young Child (Behavior and Development in Early Childhood). (3) Intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development, prenatal through grade four, within an ecological context. Critical thinking, creative expression, and diagnosis/assessment are emphasized.

ECED 541 Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum I. (3) Integration of content areas within the curriculum emphasizing mathematics and the sciences. Learning activities, materials, equipment, multicultural influences, and needs of exceptional children are addressed.

ECED 542 Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum II. (3) Integration of content areas within the curriculum emphasizing language arts, reading, and fine arts. Learning activities, materials, equipment, multicultural influences, and needs of exceptional children are addressed.

ECED 544 Language Development and Communication Skills. (3) The course deals with the relationship of language development and thinking to teaching the communicative skills of young children. Specific areas covered are activities designed to develop oral language facility, writing (handwriting, spelling, functional and creative writing) and listening. Specific techniques dealing with diagnosis of language development will be addressed.

ECED 546 Education of Young Children: An Ecological Approach. (3) An ecological study with emphasis on home-school relations, parent involvement, and community resources. Multicultural perspectives and needs of exceptional children are addressed.

ECED 608 Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Education. (3) Analysis of programs and practices for involving parents in early childhood educational settings. Emphasis on objectives, methods, techniques, and materials for program development. Community resources for supporting programs for children in various instructional settings are reviewed.

ECED 631 Special Topics in Early Childhood Education. (3) Specific analysis of crucial issues in the field as they exist and emerge in the future. Provides an opportunity for students to do in-depth study of specific areas of concern.

ECED 740 The Young Child: Applying Theory and Research. (3) Analysis and discussion of theory and research related to the education of young children. Intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of infants, toddlers, and young children will be examined. Special emphasis on implications for developing early childhood educational programs.

ECED 742 Advanced Study of Early Childhood Curricula and Program Models. (3) An analysis of early childhood program models and curricula with theoretical orientation, related research, societal needs, and the student's philosophy of education.

ECED 744 Advanced Study of Language Development and Communication Skills in Early Childhood Education. (3) Provides an overview of the development of language and communication skills in children, birth through eight.

ECED 750 Play Theory and Early Learning. (3) Theory, research, and practice related to the play of young children in various settings.

ECED 794 Types of Early Childhood Centers. (3) An overview of the function, funding, management, and organization of the many varied programs for young children including research centers, private and agency controlled schools.

ECED 797 Seminar in Early Childhood Education. (3) (Prereq: 24 semester hours of credit earned as specified on the master's degree program of study) Students will synthesize their graduate studies for a master's degree in early childhood education.

ECONOMICS (ECON)

ECON 524 Essentials of Economics. (3) A course designed to acquaint the student with the principles of operation of the American economic system. A survey course for social studies teachers in secondary schools.

EDUCATION (GENERAL) (EDUC)

EDUC 504 Technology and Instruction. (3) (Computer Usage) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) Development of essential technology skills for educational settings. Classroom applications of word processing, spreadsheet, database, multimedia and Internet technologies.

EDUC 517 Reading in the Middle School. (3) Study of skills necessary for successful reading at the middle level and appropriate teaching methods for the acquisition of these skills. Included are comprehension, fluency, word attach, higher level thinking skills, content area reading skills, and study skills. Constructivist teaching methods are emphasized in conjunction with concerns for developmental and motivational issues of middle level students. A clinical field experience accompanies this course.

EDUC 540 Principles and Methods of Teaching Mathematics. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) (Coreq: EDUC 625) A study of methods, techniques, and materials appropriate to teaching mathematics. A clinical experience in public schools is included.

EDUC 547 Principles and Methods of Teaching English. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) (Coreq: EDUC 625) A study of methods, techniques and materials appropriate to teaching English. A clinical experience in public schools is included.

EDUC 548 Principles and Methods of Teaching in Foreign Language. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) (Coreq: EDUC 625) A study of methods, techniques, and materials appropriate to teaching Foreign Language. A clinical experience in public schools is included.

EDUC 549 Principles and Methods of Teaching Social Studies. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) (Coreq: EDUC 625) A study of methods, techniques, and materials appropriate to teaching Social Studies. A clinical experience in public schools is included.

EDUC 553 Principles and Methods of Teaching Science. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) (Coreq: EDUC 625) Study of methods, techniques, and materials appropriate to teaching science. A clinical experience in public schools is included.

EDUC 558 Internship (Music). (9) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) (Coreq: EDUC 580) Supervised teaching experience in music. Interns will be assigned to field placements for a period of no fewer than 70 instructional days.

EDUC 560 Internship (Art). (9) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) (Coreq: EDUC 580) Supervised teaching experience in art. Interns will be assigned to field placements for a period of no fewer than 70 instructional days.

EDUC 561 Internship (English). (9) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) (Coreq: EDUC 580) Supervised teaching experience in English. Interns will be assigned to field placements for a period of no fewer than 70 instructional days.

EDUC 562 Internship (Foreign Language). (9) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) (Coreq: EDUC 580) Supervised teaching experience in foreign language. Interns will be assigned to field placements for a period of no fewer than 70 instructional days.

EDUC 563 Internship (Social Studies). (9) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) (Coreq: EDUC 580) Supervised teaching experience in social studies. Interns will be assigned to field placements for a period of no fewer than 70 instructional days.

EDUC 564 Internship (Mathematics). (9) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) (Coreq: EDUC 580) Supervised teaching experience in mathematics. Interns will be assigned to field placements for a period of no fewer than 70 instructional days.

EDUC 565 Internship (Science). (9) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) (Coreq: EDUC 580) Supervised teaching experience in science. Interns will be assigned to field placements for a period of no fewer than 70 instructional days.

EDUC 580 Internship Seminar. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) Candidates will meet periodically with their university supervisor and with other candidates to establish links between the theoretical principles taught in the methods course and the practical application of these theories during the internship.

EDUC 600 Foundations of Reading Instruction. (3) Reading and its curriculum implications: grades K-12 and adults. Current trends and issues.

EDUC 610 Integrated Reading and Writing Instruction. (3) Theoretical bases and techniques for teaching reading and writing using multiple subject areas.

EDUC 615 Teaching in Diverse Classroom Settings. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) (Coreq: EDUC 625 & EDUC 702) A study of the diverse population of students in today’s classrooms. Alternative methods of instruction and evaluation of concepts and skill development will be presented. A clinical field experience in public schools is included.

EDUC 618 Teaching of Reading in the Content Area. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) A study of the reading process and readiness to read as related to the teaching of academic areas found in public schools. Alternative methods of instruction and evaluation of concepts and skill development are presented. Attention is given to addressing reading difficulties and enhancing reading skills necessary for effective teaching of content area materials.

EDUC 625 Managing the Classroom. (3) (Prereq: Admission to Mat Degree Program) (Coreq: EDUC 615 & EDUC 702) Study of effective principles and techniques of management in classrooms today. Attention is given to theories and strategies of management of students as well as classroom organization and the relationship between motivation and management. A clinical experience in public schools is included.

EDUC 631 Special Topics. (3-6) Topics selected allow for specialized study of timely topics related to the field of education.

EDUC 646 Basic Principles of Curriculum Development. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) A study of the principles of curriculum development in schools today as related to standards-based instruction and assessment. Attention is given to the teacher’s role in understanding curriculum, theory behind curriculum development, and implementing standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

EDUC 700 Introduction to Research in Education. (3) Emphasis on the major methods and techniques of research employed by students of education. Off-campus clinical experiences are included in this course.

EDUC 702 Human Development and Learning Processes.(3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) (Coreq: EDUC 615 & EDUC 625) An investigation of various patterns of intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth of learners from prenatal through adolescence periods with an emphasis on the period of adolescence and a focus on developmental applications in educational settings. A clinical experience in public schools is included.

EDUC 706 Human Development and Learning Situations. (3) Presentation of theories and principles of human development that are particularly relevant to teaching. Application of such theories and principles to learning situations suitable to various age and grade levels. Off-campus clinical experiences are included in this course.

EDUC 720 The Middle School Curriculum. (3) A course intended to increase the student's knowledge and awareness of current trends and practices in middle school curriculum with an emphasis placed on the future direction of middle school education to prepare teachers for the demands of an increasingly advanced technological, multicultural society.

EDUC 725 Principles of Curriculum Construction. (3) Presentation of methods and procedures to design, develop, implement, and evaluate curricula. Off-campus clinical experiences are included in this course.

EDUC 749 The School and Modern Society. (3) Basic Concepts of the relation of the school to the social order; an analysis of the essential features of the changing social context within which American educational policy and practice now operate. The educational implications of recent social change in the American and world society. Off-campus clinical experiences are included in this course.

EDUC 755 Teaching Environmental Education. (3 or 6) Rationale and strategies for teaching environmental education.

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (EDET)

EDET 531 Technology and Education. (3) Development of basic technology skills for educational settings. Applications of word processing, spreadsheet, database, multimedia and Internet technologies.

EDET 704 Technology in Curricula. (3) Methods and procedures to design, develop, implement, and evaluate technology-rich instruction across curricula.

EDET 700 Principles of Instructional Design. (3) Systematic design of products for education and training. Emphasis on instructional goals, teaching methodologies, and evaluation techniques.

EDET 710 Educational Technology Tools. (3) Essential technology installation, productivity, and maintenance skills.

EDET 720 Psychology of Educational Technology. (3) Application of major theories and principles of human learning and development to the design of educational technology products and systems.

EDET 730 Educational Videography. (3) (Prereq: EDET 710) Planning, producing and managing videographic content for educational settings.

EDET 740 Product Design and Development I. (3) (Prereq: EDET 710) Application of essential technology tools to instructional product development.

EDET 742 Distance Education. (3) Application of instructional design, learning theory, pedagogy, and technology to models of distance education.

EDET 744 Graphic Design for Instruction. (3) (Prereq: EDET 700, 710) Theory and application of graphic design for print and non-print instructional products.

EDET 750 Product Design and Development II. (3) (Prereq: EDET 740) Application of advanced technology tools to instructional product development.

EDET 760 Educational Technology Leadership. (3) Research, theory and models of managing technology resources--facilities, personnel, financing, acquisition, development, policy and training.

EDET 770 Field Experiences in Educational Technology. (3) Field-based observation, planning, implementation, management and assessment of educational technology products and systems.

EDET 780 Seminar in Educational Technology. (3) Capstone experiences in design, delivery and evaluation of educational technology products and systems. Portfolio development.

EDET 790 Technology and Society. (3) Ethical, legal, and human issues relative to the evolution of technology and its probable future roles in society. Emphasis on instructional implications.

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

ELED 511 Teaching Writing in Elementary and Middle School. (3) Writing instruction in relation to the developmental characteristics of children through preadolescence.

ELED 515 Science in the Elementary School. (3) Reinforces the science background of prospective and practicing elementary teachers. Innovations are examined. Emphasis is placed on methods, materials, community resources and evaluation procedures.

ELED 540 Teaching Problem Solving, Geometry, and Measurement in the Elementary School. (3) Problem-solving, measurement, and geometry in the school mathematics curriculum; identification of concepts and skills to be taught, teaching methodology.

ELED 608 Parent Involvement in Elementary Education. (3) Analysis of programs and practices for involving parents in elementary educational settings. Emphasis on objectives, methods, techniques, and materials for program development. Community resources for supporting programs for children in various instructional settings.

ELED 631 Special Topics in Elementary Education. (3) Specific analyses of crucial issues in the field as they exist and emerge in the future. Provides an opportunity for students to do in-depth study of specific areas of concern.

ELED 645 Diagnostic Teaching of Arithmetic. (3) Analysis of the concepts and skills of arithmetic in the school mathematics curriculum, exploration of diagnostic-prescriptive teaching methods.

ELED 710 Social Studies in the Elementary School. (3) Selection, classification, and organization of materials in the field of social studies in the elementary school.

ELED 715 The Elementary School Curriculum. (3) Critical study of the modern elementary school curriculum.

ELED 717 Curriculum Problems in the Elementary School. (3) (Prereq: Elementary Education 715) A course designed to examine the internal facets of the elementary school, including the library; health, guidance, and other pupil personnel services; curriculum revision; elementary school procedures; and pupil accounting.

ELED 740 Advanced Study of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School. (3) The selection of teaching procedures and instructional materials which facilitate pupil discovery and learning. Research findings relative to current trends, diagnostic teaching, and mathematics as a contemporary necessity will be examined.

ELED 758 Advanced Study of Teaching Science in the Elementary School/Middle School. (3) Study of curriculum models and instructional theory underlying elementary and/or middle school science programs.

ELED 780 Seminar in Elementary Education. (3) (Prereq: 24 semester hours of credit earned as specified on the master's degree program of study) Students will synthesize their graduate studies for a master's degree in elementary education.

ELED 870 Advanced Study of Language Arts in the Elementary School. (3) The relationship between language learning and the genesis and development of personality with implications that would follow for the elementary school language arts curriculum.

ENGLISH (ENGL)

ENGL 690 Special Topics in Composition. (3) Course content varies.

ENGL 710 The Renaissance. (3) Study of representative poetic, dramatic, and prose works of 16th century England.

ENGL 711 Shakespeare I: The Comedies and Histories. (3) Survey of leading examples of the two genres in relation to the conditions of Shakespeare's time and modern critical views of the plays.

ENGL 712 Shakespeare II: The Tragedies. (3) Survey of the development of Shakespearean tragedy in relation to the drama of the time and modern criticism.

ENGL 723 English Poetry of the Romantic Period. (3) Poetry of Burns, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, and their contemporaries. Intensive study of several of these poets to illustrate the character of the period; attention is given to important statements of poetic theory.

ENGL 744 American Romanticism. (3) Survey of leading romantic and/or transcendental writers of the 19th century such as Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Hawthorne, and Melville.

ENGL 781 History of the English Language. (3) The historical background of Modern English with attention to the major linguistic and cultural developments which distinguish English from other related languages. No prior knowledge of Old English or Middle English is required.

HISTORY (HIST)

HIST 501 World History for Secondary Instruction. (3) Overview of current World History curriculum and pedagogy for secondary school instruction.

HIST 631 Issues in Southern History. (3) A survey of the basic historical literature, issues, and the interpretation of the development of Southern society as a distinctive section of the United States.

HIST 642 Issues in Modern Russian History. (3) A survey of the basic historical literature, issues, and the interpretations of late Imperial Russia and Soviet studies.

HIST 755 Issues in Twentieth-Century United States History. (3) A survey of the basic historical literature, issues, and the interpretations of the American experience from the Age of Progressivism to present day.

HIST 770 Latin American History. (3) Readings in selected topics in Latin American history.

MARINE SCIENCE (MSCI)

MSCI 599 Directed Research (3-6) Structured research project for in-service teachers, conducted with faculty direction and participation. Projects explore marine or related problems using the scientific method.

MSCI 611 Marine Science for Elementary Teachers. (3) An activity-based introduction to the general theories and principles of marine science, covering the biological, chemical, geological, and physical characteristics of the marine environment. In addition to lecture and discussion, the course will emphasize hands-on activities designed to illustrate the principles of marine science to elementary school students.

MSCI 612 The Sea: Marine Science for Secondary Teachers. (3) A lecture-based introduction to oceanography for teachers, including the four basic disciplines of marine science: biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography.

MSCI 612L The Sea: Marine Science for Secondary Teachers Lab. (1) (Prereq or Coreq: Marine Science 612) Optional laboratory exercises to accompany study in Marine Science 612.

MSCI 666 Ecosystem Analysis and Lab. (4) (Prereq: Consent of instructor) The formulation of compartment models of marine and terrestrial ecosystems with complex nutrient cycling, food chains and energy flow. Analog and digital simulation techniques investigating ecosystem stability, sensitivity, organization structure and diversity.

MSCI 675 Marine Ecology and Lab. (4) Principles of organismic environmental interactions in various marine habitats. Emphasis on marshes, estuaries, and coastal waters.

MATHEMATICS (MATH)

MATH 510 Algebraic Thinking for Middle School Teachers. (3) Algebraic expressions, equations and systems of equations, inequalities and systems of inequalities, functions and relations, operations with exponents, problems and applications. Graphing calculators, computer algebra systems, spreadsheets and manipulatives are included.

MATH 510 Problem Solving Strategies for Middle School Teachers. (3) Methods of problem solving required for middle school stuednets: diagrams, systematic listsw, patern recognition, matrix logic, subproblems, unit analysis, forward-backward methods, recursive relationships, and various ways of organizing information. Spreadsheets and graphing calculators are included.

MATH 530 Geometry for Middle School Teachers. (3) Plane and solid geometry taught from an inductive approach, using manipulatives and technology components such as Geometer's Sketchpad. Deductive reasoning and justification are included.

MATH 532 Modern Geometry. (3) Synthetic and analytic projective geometry, homothetic transformations, Euclidean geometry, non-Euclidean geometries, and topology.

MATH 542 Modeling. (3) (Prereq: MATH 130) Introduction of (mostly environmental) examples of modeling; overview of basic function equations and graphs; exploration of both simple continuous model-fitting and iterated model-building with examples.

MATH 546 Algebra. (3) (Prereq: MATH 130) Basic algebra concepts in increasingly complicated contexts. Demonstration of proofs, common inaccuracies and misuse of notation as real-life applications of algebra are addressed.

MATH 550 Analysis. (3) (Prereq: MATH 160) Study of the structure of the real number system and the foundations of calculus; an exploration of real numbers and limits more thorough than would be found in a typical undergadaute calculus sequence. Simple demonstrations and calculator exercises replacing long proofs and real-life applications are included.

MATH 554 Introduction to Analysis. (3) The real numbers and least upper bound axiom, sequences and limits of sequences, infinite series, continuity, differentiation, the Riemann integral.

MATH 574 Discrete Mathematics I. (3) Mathematical models, mathematical reasoning, enumeration, induction and recursion, tree structures, networks and graphs, analysis of algorithms.

MATH 612 History of Mathematics. (3) (Prereq: Grade of C or better in MATH 161 or the equivalent) Investigation of the history of mathematics from 3000 B.C. to present time.

MATH 640 Introduction to Topology. (3) (Prereq: MATH 220 or the equivalent) Set theory, topological spaces, generalized convergence, compactness, metrization, and connectedness.

MATH 670 Number Theory. (3) (Prereq: Grade of C or better in MATH 161 or the equivalent) Induction, divisibility theory, primes, congruences, Fermat's Therom, number theoretic functions, primitive roots and indices, quadratic reciprocity law, perfect numbers, Pythagorean triples, Fibonacci numbers, and continued fractions.

MATH 674 Discrete Mathematics II. (3) A continuation of Mathematics 574. Inversion formulas, Poyla counting, combinatorial designs, minimax theorems, probabilistic methods, Ramsey theory, other topics.

MATH 675 Introduction to Graph Theory. (3) (Prereq: MATH 174, 220 or the equivalent) Graphs, paths, cycles, trees, matchings, cuts and flows, colorings, and planarity Hamiltonian Cycles.

MATH 701 Foundations of Algebra I. (3) An introduction to algebraic structures, group theory including subgroups, quotient groups, homomorphisms, isomorphisms, decomposition, introduction to rings and fields.

MATH 752 Complex Variables. (3) Properties of analytic functions, complex integration, calculus of residues, Taylor and Laurent series expansions, conformal mappings.

MUSIC EDUCATION (MUED)

MUED 520 Orchestration and Arranging. (3) An introduction to the instrument and vocal families and basic arranging and compositional concepts for a variety of ensembles. Both classical orchestration and jazz and commercial arranging are covered as well as the practical rearranging required of school and church music directors. Technology Intensive.

MUED 544 Principles and Methods of Teaching Music. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) A study of methods, techniques, and materials appropriate to teaching music. A clinical experience in public schools is included.

MUED 542 Foundations of Elementary Music Education. (3) Principles and practices for teaching music in grades PreK-6. Emphasis is given to planning, teaching and evaluating general music lessons at different levels based on the National Standards for the Arts and to utilizing techniques and materials from a variety of approaches including Kodaly and Orff Pedagogy.

MUED 543 Foundations of Secondary Music Education. (3) Teaching and organization of music classes in middle and senior high school focusing on state and national standards. Emphasis will be given to the areas of general, instrumental, and vocal music. Includes consideration of performance and non-performance classes and implications of the National Standards for the Arts.

MUED 544 Principles and Methods of Teaching Music. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) A study of methods, techniques, and materials appropriate to teaching music. A clinical experience in public schools is included.

MUED 560 World Music: Cross-Cultural Communication in Contemporary Education. (3) Study of important musical genres and practices outside the direct influence of Western practice and history. Some of the world's great musical and cultural traditions are experienced through performance, analysis, and discussion of the music within the greater context of the society. Ancillary topics include religion, philosophy, language patterns, cultural history and traditional customs.

PHYSICS (PHYS)

PHYS 782 Topics in Contemporary Physical Science for Teachers. (4) Discussions of subjects including: nuclear energy, black holes, quarks, strange particles, perception of color, integrated circuits, computers, IV games, and other topics of current interest to teachers.

PHYS 783 Modern Physics for Teachers. (3) Basic concepts of modern physics. The experimental basis for quantum theory and the theory of relativity. Fundamental concepts of modern physics.

PHYS 787 Design of Physics Laboratory and Demonstration Experiments for Teachers. (4) Design and performance of qualitative and quantitative demonstrations and experiments to display physical phenomena.

POLITICS (POLI)

POLI 501 Contemporary Issues in International Relations. (3) Intensive study of selected global problems.

POLI 503 American Political Thought. (3) Advanced survey of the institutions and processes of the American political system.

PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC)

PSYC 501 Cognitive Processes. (3) Experimental approaches to cognitive processes, attention, intelligence, cognitive growth, problem solving, and concept information.

PSYC 582 Advanced General Psychology. (3) Contemporary trends in approaches and behavior theories.

SECONDARY EDUCATION (SCED)

SCED 631 Special Topics in Secondary Education. (3) Specific analysis of crucial issues in the field as they exist and emerge in the future. Provides an opportunity for students to do in-depth study of definitive areas of concern.

SCED 671 Computers in Science Education. (3) Use of computer technology in teaching and managing science classes and programs.

SCED 679 Multicultural Issues in Education. (3) Effects of cultural diversity in instruction with emphasis on teaching strategies and programs for multicultural student populations.

SCED 701 Special Topics in Science Education. (3) Topics will be selected from various science education fields, including trends, methods, and materials of science education. May be repeated; credit up to six hours may be applied toward a degree.

SCED 711 Special Topics in English Education. (3) Topics will be selected from various English education fields, including trends, methods, and materials of English education. May be repeated; up to six credit hours may be applied toward a degree.

SCED 726 Advanced Principles and Practices of Teaching in High School. (3) A study of historical developments and recent innovations in curricula, resources, and techniques in secondary schools. Students will be expected to investigate and apply research as it relates to the improvement of instruction.

SCED 728 Advanced Study of the Teaching of English in Secondary Schools. (3) A study of historical development and recent innovations in curricula, resources and techniques in the field of teaching English in secondary schools. Students will be expected to investigate research as it relates to the improvement of instruction.

SCED 729 Advanced Study of the Teaching of History and Social Studies in Secondary Schools. (3) A study of historical developments and recent innovations in curricula, resources and techniques in the field of teaching history and social studies in secondary schools. Students will be expected to investigate research as it relates to the improvement of instruction.

SCED 732 Advanced Study of the Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools. (3) A study of historic developments and recent innovations in curricula, resources, and techniques in the field of teaching science in secondary schools. Students will be expected to investigate research as it relates to the improvement of instruction.

SCED 733 Special Topics in Social Studies Education. (3) Topics will be selected from various social studies education fields, including trends, methods, and materials of social studies education. May be repeated; up to six credit hours may be applied toward a degree.

SCED 759 Teaching Reasoning and Inquiry Skills. (3) Definition of and methods for teaching reasoning and inquiry skills in various educational settings. Participants develop a plan of instruction based on a study of model programs.

SCED 764 Advanced Study in Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools. (3) A study of historical developments and recent innovations in curricula, resources, and techniques in the field of teaching mathematics in secondary schools. Students will be expected to investigate research as it relates to the improvement of instruction.

SCED 766 Special Topics in Mathematics Education. (3) Topics will be selected from various mathematics education fields, including trends, methods and materials of mathematics education. May be repeated; up to six credit hours may be applied toward a degree.

SCED 770 Computers in Mathematics Education. (3) (Prereq: Education 531) Topics in the use of microcomputers in the teaching of mathematics at the middle and secondary school levels.

SCED 773 Advanced Study of the Teaching of Computer Studies. (3) (Prereq: Education 531) Recommendations for materials, content, and methods for teaching computer-related subject matter at the middle and high school level. Experience in writing computer programs for educational purposes in Logo, BASIC and Pascal language will be given.

SCED 780 Seminar in Secondary Education. (3) (Prereq: 24 semester hours of credit earned as specified in the master's degree program of study) Students will synthesize their graduate studies for a master's degree in secondary education.

SCED 786 The Teaching of Literature in the Secondary School. (3) Subject content of new literature programs; resources and innovative approaches; problems in organizing literature. Emphasis on specific teaching methodology and the development of materials.

SCED 787 The Teaching of Composition in the Secondary School. (3) New curricula in the teaching of oral and written composition; issues and problems in the composition phase of English programs; innovative teaching techniques and methodology. Development of materials appropriate to the teaching of oral and handwritten composition.

STATISTICS (STAT)

STAT 500 Probability and Statistics for Middle School Teachers. (3) Study of topics in probability and statistics appropriate for middle school teachers.

STAT 601 Conceptual Statistics. (3) Designing experiments, descriptive statistics, probability, concept of chance, models estimation, and testing.

STAT 603 Research Methods. (3) (Prereq: STAT 201) Nature of surveys, planning and coverage of surveys, basic ideas of sampling experiments and investigations, scaling methods, response errors, and processing data.


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