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Anthropology
ANTH 540Seminar in Current Archaeological Issues (3) Prereq: Prereq: Anthropology 320 or permission of instructor
Selected topics of major concern to the practical conduct of archaeological research.
ANTH 591Selected Topics (3) Prereq: 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.
ANTH 541, 542Field Problems in Archaeology (3) Prereq: 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.

Art Education
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ARTE 540School 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 541Practicum 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 549Principles 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 569Principles and Methods of Teaching Art (3) Prereq: 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.
ARTE 595Art 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.

Biology
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BIOL 526Ichthyology (3) Prereq: Prereq: permission of instructor Coreq: Biology 526L
Morphology, classification, evolution and distribution of fishes with emphasis on South Carolina marine and freshwater species.
BIOL 536Animal Behavior (3) Prereq: Prereq: permission of instructor Coreq: Biology 536L
Study of the historical and modern developments in the study of animal behavior and emphasizes the evolutionary, ecological, physiological determinants of behavior.
BIOL 542Advanced Genetics (3) Prereq: Prereq: permission of instructor Coreq: Biology 542L
The molecular processes of genetic change within genomes, individuals, and populations over both short and long time-scales. Students will read current research in evolutionary genetics to better appreciate the benefits and detriments of genetic change in domesticated and natural populations of organisms.
BIOL 551Molecular Techniques (4)
A research-based practicum on techniques of DNA analysis. Laboratory exercises serve as an introduction to DNA purification, quantitation and sequencing, PCR, gel electrophoresis, enzyme digestion and cloning.
BIOL 555Marine Botany (3) Prereq: Coreq: Biology 555L
Field course in marine flora with emphasis on ecology and functional morphology. Work will stress the roles of marine bacteria, fungi, algae, and angiosperms in coastal marine communities.
BIOL 561Ornithology (3) Prereq: Coreq: Biology 561L
The study of birds with emphasis on morphological and behavioral adaptations exhibited by birds in response to their environment. Laboratory exercises introduce the student to the diversity of birds with emphasis on the avifauna of North America. Topics include field identification of species, morphological and behavioral adaptations for feeding and locomotion, bird assemblages of the southeastern United States, and censusing procedures for estimating population densities.
BIOL 570Principles of Ecology (4)
Selected ecology topics emphasizing research literature. Three lecture credits and three laboratory hours per week.
BIOL 581Freshwater Ecology (3) Prereq: Prereq: Biology 370 or permission of instructor Coreq: Biology 581L
Interactions of physical, chemical, and biological properties of freshwater ecosystems (i.e., groundwater, wetlands, lakes, and streams). Three lecture hours per week.
BIOL 582Plant Ecology (3) Prereq: Prereq: permission of instructor Coreq: Biology 582L Coreq: Biology 582L
A survey of natural plant communities and theories of plant ecology including the interrelationships between plants and their environment.
BIOL 583Population Biology (3) Prereq: Coreq: Biology 583L
Focus on learning core population characteristics, such as genetics, growth and intraspecific interactions. An introduction to the metapopulations and the history of the field of population ecology is included.
BIOL 584Conservation Ecology (3) Prereq: Coreq: Biology 584L
A comprehensive framework of conservation ecology. Students that successfully complete this course will learn the techniques used to study biodiversity and become familiar with the framework used to address problems in conservation biology.
BIOL 585Vertebrate Zoology (3) Prereq: Prereq: permission of instructor Coreq: Biology 585L
The classification and natural history of vertebrates with additional emphasis on adaptive features in the functional morphology and ethology of animals.
BIOL 588Wetland Plant Ecology (3) Prereq: Prereq: permission of instructor Coreq: Biology 588L
An introduction to wetland types, wetland processes, and wetland management. Types of wetlands covered will include tidal freshwater, tidal saltwater, mangroves, interior freshwater, bogs, swamps, and riparian. Processes covered include hydrology, biogeochemistry, and biological adaptation. Wetland management topics include wetland definitions, classification, evaluation, manipulation, creation, and protection.
BIOL 775Plants of South Carolina (4)
Lecture-laboratory-field course. Introduction to the major forms of plant life in their native habitats.
BIOL 776Animals of South Carolina (4)
Lecture-laboratory-field course. Introduction to the major forms of animal life in their native habitats
BIOL 778Wetland 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.
BIOL 526LIchthyology Laboratory (1) Prereq: Prereq: permission of instructor Coreq: Biology 526
Laboratory and field exercises emphasizing the topics covered in Biology 526. Students will be required to make and turn in a collection of preserved fish specimens.
BIOL 536LAnimal Behavior Laboratory (1) Prereq: Prereq: permission of instructor Coreq: Biology 536
This lab course gives students the opportunity to further their knowledge of animal behavior through hands-on field and laboratory-based exercises.
BIOL 542LAdvanced Genetics Laboratory (1) Prereq: Prereq: permission of instructor Coreq: Biology 542
Laboratory exercises to accompany Biology 542.
BIOL 555LMarine Botany Laboratory (1) Prereq: Coreq: Biology 555
The laboratory demonstrates the topics and principles presented in lecture.
BIOL 561LOrnithology Laboratory (1) Prereq: Coreq: Biology 561
Field experience and exercises to accompany Biology 561.
BIOL 581LFreshwater Ecology Laboratory (1) Prereq: Prereq: Biology 370 or permission of instructor Coreq: Biology 581
Laboratory and field exercise devoted to understanding the interactions of physical, chemical, and biological properties of freshwater ecosystems. Three laboratory hours per week.
BIOL 582LPlant Ecology Laboratory (1) Prereq: Prereq: permission of instructor Coreq: Biology 582
Applications of principles and techniques used in the study of plants and their ecology, both in the lab and in the field.
BIOL 583LPopulation Laboratory (1) Prereq: Coreq: Biology 583
Laboratory exercises to accompany Biology 583.
BIOL 584LConservation Ecology Laboratory (1) Prereq: Coreq: Biology 584
This lab course gives students the opportunity to further their knowledge of conservation biology through hands-on, field and laboratory-based exercises.
BIOL 585LVertebrate Zoology Laboratory (1) Prereq: Prereq: permission of instructorCoreq: Biology 585
Laboratory and field experiences emphasizing the topics covered in Biology 585. Laboratories will be centered around field observations of local vertebrates and may include field trips at ďunusualĒ times Ė nights, early mornings and weekends.
BIOL 588LWetland Plant Ecology Laboratory (1) Prereq: Prereq: permission of instructor Coreq: Biology 588
Applications of principles and techniques used in the study of wetland plants and their ecology, both in the lab and in the field.

Business Administration
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CBAD 535Advanced Accounting (3) Prereq: 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 537Auditing Theory (3) Prereq: 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
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CHEM 570Environmental 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 705Modern 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 709Topics in Chemical Education (4)
Selected chemical topics with emphasis on modern chemical concepts. Lectures, discussion, and laboratory.

Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies
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CMWS 580Environmental Sociology (3)
An introduction to important areas of thinking and research in environmental sociology. The primary focus of the course is on the relationship between society and the environment. Special attention is given to the study of how and why societies create environmental problems.
CMWS 587Selected Topics for Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies I (0)
Topics designed in specialty areas of coastal marine and wetland studies.
CMWS 601Coastal 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 602Coastal 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 603Coastal 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 610Applied Experimental Designs & Analyses (3) Prereq: Prereq: Graduate status and STAT 210 or equivalent
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 611Marine Environmental Modeling and Data Analysis (3) Prereq: 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 linear and nonlinear dynamics that pertain to marine and wetland studies.
CMWS 612Advanced 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 613Standard Methods of Seawater, Tissue and Sediment Analysis (3) Prereq: Prereq: Marine Science 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 614Applied Geophysical Field Methods (3)
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 630Aquatic 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 641Environmental Ecotoxicology (3) Prereq: Prereq: Marine Science 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 642Applications of Isotope Geochemistry (3) Prereq: Prereq: Marine Science 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 650Climate 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 675Wetland Regulation and Delineation (3) Prereq: Prereq: permission 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 687Selected Topics for Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies II (0)
Topics designed in specialty areas of coastal marine and wetland studies.
CMWS 697Graduate Seminar I (1)
Approaches to research and literature review of possible thesis research. Presentations, readings, and discussions.
CMWS 698Graduate Seminar II (1)
Plans for research and expected outcomes based on a review of literature. Presentations, readings, and discussions.
CMWS 699Graduate Seminar III (1) Prereq: Prereq: Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies 700
Participation will require the public presentation of the completed thesis.
CMWS 700Thesis Research (0)
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
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CRMJ 521Constitutional 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
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ECED 540The 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 541Integrated 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 542Integrated 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 544Language 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 546Education 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 608Parent 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 631Special 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 740The 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 742Advanced 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 studentís philosophy of education.
ECED 744Advanced 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 750Play Theory and Early Learning (3)
Theory, research, and practice related to the play of young children in various settings.
ECED 794Types 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 797Seminar in Early Childhood Education (3) Prereq: Prereq: 24 semester hours of credit earned as specified on the masterís degree program of study
Students will synthesize their graduate studies for a masterís degree in early childhood education.

Economics
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ECON 524Essentials 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)
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EDUC 504Technology and Instruction (3) Prereq: 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 517Reading 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 attack, higher level thinking skills, content area reading skills, andStudy 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 531Microcomputers and Instruction (3)
A hands-on laboratory approach for developing computer literacy skills and for developing skills necessary to use instructional technology to enhance classroom instruction. Off-campus clinical experiences are included.
EDUC 540Principles and Methods of Teaching Mathematics (3) Prereq: Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program Coreq: Education 625
A study of methods, techniques, and materials appropriate to teaching mathematics. A clinical experience in public schools is included.
EDUC 547Principles and Methods of Teaching English (3) Prereq: Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program Coreq: Education 625
A study of methods, techniques and materials appropriate to teaching English. A clinical experience in public schools is included.
EDUC 548Principles and Methods of Teaching in Foreign Language (3) Prereq: Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program Coreq: Education 625
A study of methods, techniques, and materials appropriate to teaching Foreign Language. A clinical experience in public schools is included.
EDUC 549Principles and Methods of Teaching Social Studies (3) Prereq: Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program Coreq: Education 625
A study of methods, techniques, and materials appropriate to teaching Social Studies. A clinical experience in public schools is included.
EDUC 553Principles and Methods of Teaching Science (3) Prereq: Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program Coreq: Education 625
Study of methods, techniques, and materials appropriate to teaching science. A clinical experience in public schools is included.
EDUC 558Internship Music (9) Prereq: Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program Coreq: Education 580
Supervised teaching experience in music. Interns will be assigned to field placements for a period of no fewer than 70 instructional days.
EDUC 560Internship Art (9) Prereq: Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program Coreq: Education 580
Supervised teaching experience in art. Interns will be assigned to field placements for a period of no fewer than 70 instructional days.
EDUC 561Internship English (9) Prereq: Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program Coreq: Education 580
Supervised teaching experience in English. Interns will be assigned to field placements for a period of no fewer than 70 instructional days.
EDUC 562Internship Foreign Language (9) Prereq: Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program Coreq: Education 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 563Internship Social Studies (9) Prereq: Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program Coreq: Education 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 564Internship Mathematics (9) Prereq: Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program Coreq: Education 580
Supervised teaching experience in mathematics. Interns will be assigned to field placements for a period of no fewer than 70 instructional days.
EDUC 565Internship Science (9) Prereq: Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program Coreq: Education 580
Supervised teaching experience in science. Interns will be assigned to field placements for a period of no fewer than 70 instructional days.
EDUC 580Internship Seminar (3) Prereq: 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 600Foundations of Reading Instruction (3)
Reading and its curriculum implications: grades K-12 and adults. Current trends and issues.
EDUC 610Integrated Reading and Writing Instruction (3)
Theoretical bases and techniques for teaching reading and writing using multiple subject areas.
EDUC 615Teaching in Diverse Classroom Settings (3) Prereq: Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program Coreq: Education 625 and Education 702
A study of the diverse population of students in todayís 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 618Teaching of Reading in the Content Area (3) Prereq: 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 625Managing the Classroom (3) Prereq: Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program Coreq: Education 615 and 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 631Special Topics (0)
Topics selected allow for specialized study of timely topics related to the field of education.
EDUC 646Basic Principles of Curriculum Development (3) Prereq: 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 teacherís role in understanding curriculum, theory behind curriculum development, and implementing standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
EDUC 700Introduction 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.
EDUC 702Human Development and Learning Processes (3) Prereq: 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 706Human 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 720The Middle School Curriculum (3)
A course intended to increase the studentís 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 725Principles 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 749The 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.
EDUC 755Teaching Environmental Education (3)
Rationale and strategies for teaching environmental education.

Educational Technology
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EDET 531Technology and Education (3)
Development of basic technology skills for educational settings. Applications of word processing, spreadsheet, database, multimedia and Internet technologies.
EDET 700Principles of Instructional Design (3)
Systematic design of products for education and training. Emphasis on instructional goals, teaching methodologies, and evaluation techniques.
EDET 704Technology in Curricula (3)
Methods and procedures to design, develop, implement, and evaluate technology-rich instruction across curricula
EDET 710Educational Technology Tools (3)
Essential technology installation, productivity, and maintenance skills.
EDET 720Psychology 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 730Educational Videography (3) Prereq: Prereq: Educational Technology 710
Planning, producing and managing videographic content for educational settings.
EDET 740Product Design and Development I (3) Prereq: Prereq: Educational Technology 710
Application of essential technology tools to instructional product development.
EDET 742Distance Education (3)
Application of instructional design, learning theory, pedagogy, and technology to models of distance education.
EDET 744Graphic Design for Instruction (3) Prereq: Prereq: Educational Technology 700, 710
Theory and application of graphic design for print and non-print instructional products.
EDET 750Product Design and Development II (3) Prereq: Prereq: Educational Technology 740
Application of advanced technology tools to instructional product development.
EDET 760Educational Technology Leadership (3)
Research, theory and models of managing technology resources--facilities, personnel, financing, acquisition, development, policy and training.
EDET 770Field Experiences in Educational Technology (3)
Field-based observation, planning, implementation, management and assessment of educational technology products and systems.
EDET 780Seminar in Educational Technology (3)
Capstone experiences in design, delivery and evaluation of educational technology products and systems. Portfolio development.
EDET 790Technology 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
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ELED 511Teaching Writing in Elementary and Middle School (3)
Writing instruction in relation to the developmental characteristics of children through preadolescence.
ELED 515Science 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 540Teaching 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 608Parent 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 631Special 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 645Diagnostic Teaching of Arithmetic (3)
Analysis of the concepts and skills of arithmetic in the school mathematics curriculum, exploration of diagnostic-prescriptive teaching methods.
ELED 710Social Studies in the Elementary School (3)
Selection, classification, and organization of materials in the field of social studies in the elementary school.
ELED 715The Elementary School Curriculum (3)
Critical study of the modern elementary school curriculum.
ELED 717Curriculum Problems in the Elementary School (3) Prereq: 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 740Advanced 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 758Advanced 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 780Seminar in Elementary Education (3) Prereq: Prereq: 24 semester hours of credit earned as specified on the masterís degree program of study
Students will synthesize their graduate studies for a masterís degree in elementary education.
ELED 870Advanced 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
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ENGL 690Special Topics in Composition (3)
Course content varies.
ENGL 710The Renaissance (3)
Study of representative poetic, dramatic, and prose works of 16th century England.
ENGL 711Shakespeare I: The Comedies and Histories (3)
Survey of leading examples of the two genres in relation to the conditions of Shakespeareís time and modern critical views of the plays.
ENGL 712Shakespeare II: The Tragedies (3)
Survey of the development of Shakespearean tragedy in relation to the drama of the time and modern criticism.
ENGL 723English 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 744American Romanticism (3)
Survey of leading romantic and/or transcendental writers of the 19th century such as Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Hawthorne, and Melville.
ENGL 781History 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
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HIST 501World History for Secondary Instruction (3)
Overview of current World History curriculum and pedagogy for secondary school instruction.
HIST 631Issues 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 642Issues in Modern Russian History (3)
A survey of the basic historical literature, issues, and the interpretations of late Imperial Russia and Soviet studies.
HIST 755Issues 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 770Latin American History (3)
Readings in selected topics in Latin American history.

Marine Science
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MSCI 502Analytical and Field Methods in Environmental Chemistry (3)
Laboratory analysis and field sampling skills needed to conduct measurements of chemical and physical characteristics of water, soils, organisms, and the atmosphere. EPA methods including statistical techniques for quality control and assurance are taught, as well as techniques for computerized data recording, calculation, graphical presentation, and library research. Students are given a background in instrumental theory for all equipment used. Each student is required to give an oral presentation. Three lecture hours per week.
MSCI 545Coastal Processes (3) Prereq: Prereq: Mathematics 161, Marine Science 301 or permission of instructor Coreq: Marine Science 545L
A comprehensive study of the physical and geological processes controlling the morphology and circulation within estuaries and the coastal ocean. Beach, estuarine and shelf processes are examined in detail as to their importance to coastal management and protection. Focus is on application of standard process models and morphodynamic concepts.
MSCI 558Fisheries Science (3) Prereq: Prereq: permission of instructor Coreq: Marine Science 558L
An introduction to the practices and techniques of fisheries science. Topics include analytical and empirical models, stock assessment, age and growth analysis, mortality, recruitment and yield, production and early life history, harvesting techniques, and detailed study of important fisheries.
MSCI 574Marine Ecosystem Analysis (3) Prereq: Prereq: permission of instructor Coreq: Marine Science 574L
Survey of the theory and techniques of ecosystem analysis. Lecture and laboratory are integrated.
MSCI 579Marine Benthic Ecology (3)
A comprehensive review of the structure and function of soft bottom marine communities. Taxonomic coverage ranges from microbial members bacteria and microphytobenthos) to megafauna and demersal fishes. Covered topics include: intertidal communities, roles of predation and competition, cryptic coloration, biodiversity, benthic pelagic coupling, landscape ecology, anthropogenic impacts, and more. Three lecture hours per week. Every other year, Spring.
MSCI 599Directed Research (0)
Structured research project for in-service teachers, conducted with faculty direction and participation. Projects explore marine or related problems using the scientific method.
MSCI 611Marine 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 612The 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 666Ecosystem Analysis and Lab (4) Prereq: 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 675Marine Ecology and Lab (4)
Principles of organismic environmental interactions in various marine habitats. Emphasis on marshes, estuaries, and coastal waters.
MSCI 502LAnalytical and Field Methods in Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (1)
Marine Science 502L demonstrates the topics and principles presented in Marine Science 502. Three laboratory hours per week.
MSCI 545LCoastal Processes Laboratory (1) Prereq: Prereq: permission of instructor Coreq: Marine Science 545
The laboratory demonstrates the topics and principles presented in lecture.
MSCI 558LFisheries Science Laboratory (1) Prereq: Prereq: permission of instructor Coreq: Marine Science 558
The laboratory demonstrates the topics and principles presented in lecture.
MSCI 574LMarine Ecosystem Analysis Laboratory (1) Prereq: Prereq: permission of instructor Coreq: Marine Science 574
The laboratory demonstrates the topics and principles presented in lecture.
MSCI 579LMarine Benthic Ecology Laboratory (1)
The lab component of the course involves one or more field studies after description and demonstration of some common methods. Every other year, Spring.
MSCI 612LThe Sea: Marine Science for Secondary Teachers Lab (1) Prereq: Prereq or Coreq: Marine Science 612
Optional laboratory exercises to accompany study in Marine Science 612.

Mathematics
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MATH 510Algebraic 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 520Problem Solving Strategies for Middle School Teachers (3)
Methods of problem solving required for middle school students: diagrams, systematic lists, pattern recognition, matrix logic, subproblems, unit analysis, forward-backward methods, recursive relationships, and various ways of organizing information. Spreadsheets and graphing calculators are included.
MATH 530Geometry for Middle School Teachers (3)
Plane and solid geometry taught from an inductive approach, using manipulatives and technology components such as Geometerís Sketchpad. Deductive reasoning and justification are included.
MATH 532Modern Geometry (3)
Synthetic and analytic projective geometry, homothetic transformations, Euclidean geometry, non-Euclidean geometries, and topology.
MATH 542Modeling (3) Prereq: Prereq: Mathematics 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 546Algebra (3) Prereq: Prereq: Mathematics 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 550Analysis (3) Prereq: Prereq: Mathematics 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 554Introduction to Analysis (3)
The real numbers and least upper bound axiom, sequences and limits of sequences, infinite series, continuity, differentiation, the Riemann integral.
MATH 574Discrete Mathematics I (3)
Mathematical models, mathematical reasoning, enumeration, induction and recursion, tree structures, networks and graphs, analysis of algorithms.
MATH 612History of Mathematics (3) Prereq: Prereq: Grade of C or above in Mathematics 161 or the equivalent
Investigation of the history of mathematics from 3000 B.C. to present time.
MATH 640Introduction to Topology (3) Prereq: Prereq: Mathematics 220 or the equivalent
Set theory, topological spaces, generalized convergence, compactness, metrization, and connectedness.
MATH 670Number Theory (3) Prereq: Prereq: Grade of C or above in Mathematics 161 or the equivalent
Induction, divisibility theory, primes, congruences, Fermatís Therom, number theoretic functions, primitive roots and indices, quadratic reciprocity law, perfect numbers, Pythagorean triples, Fibonacci numbers, and continued fractions.
MATH 674Discrete Mathematics II (3)
A continuation of Mathematics 574. Inversion formulas, Poyla counting, combinatorial designs, minimax theorems, probabilistic methods, Ramsey theory, other topics.
MATH 675Introduction to Graph Theory (3) Prereq: Prereq: Mathematics 174, 220 or the equivalent
Graphs, paths, cycles, trees, matchings, cuts and flows, colorings, and planarity Hamiltonian Cycles
MATH 701Foundations of Algebra I (3)
An introduction to algebraic structures, group theory including subgroups, quotient groups, homomorphisms, isomorphisms, decomposition, introduction to rings and fields.
MATH 752Complex Variables (3)
Properties of analytic functions, complex integration, calculus of residues, Taylor and Laurent series expansions, conformal mappings.

Music Education
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MUED 520Orchestration 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 542Foundations 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 543Foundations 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 544Principles and Methods of Teaching Music (3) Prereq: 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 560World 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 worldís 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
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PHYS 782Topics 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 783Modern 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 787Design of Physics Laboratory and Demonstration Experiments for Teachers (4)
Design and performance of qualitative and quantitative demonstrations and experiments to display physical phenomena.

Politics
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POLI 501Contemporary Issues in International Relations (3)
Intensive study of selected global problems.
POLI 503American Political Thought (3)
Advanced survey of the institutions and processes of the American political system.
POLI 535Globalization (3)
A survey of the various theories and issues surrounding the process of globalization and anti-globalization within the study of international relations. The course will draw on historical, economic, financial, cultural, and political issue areas of globalization in a multitude of world regions.

Psychology
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PSYC 501Cognitive Processes (3)
Experimental approaches to cognitive processes, attention, intelligence, cognitive growth, problem solving, and concept information.
PSYC 582Advanced General Psychology (3)
Contemporary trends in approaches and behavior theories.

Secondary Education
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SCED 631Special 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 671Computers in Science Education (3)
Use of computer technology in teaching and managing science classes and programs.
SCED 679Multicultural Issues in Education (3)
Effects of cultural diversity in instruction with emphasis on teaching strategies and programs for multicultural student populations.
SCED 701Special 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 711Special 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 726Advanced 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 728Advanced 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 729Advanced 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 732Advanced 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 733Special 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 759Teaching Reasoning and Inquiry Skills (3)
SCED 764Advanced 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 766Special 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 770Computers in Mathematics Education (3) Prereq: Prereq: Education 531
Topics in the use of microcomputers in the teaching of mathematics at the middle and secondary school levels.
SCED 773Advanced Study of the Teaching of Computer Studies (3) Prereq: 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 780Seminar in Secondary Education (3) Prereq: Prereq: 24 semester hours of credit earned as specified in the masterís degree program of study
Students will synthesize their graduate studies for a masterís degree in secondary education.
SCED 786The 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 787The 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
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STAT 500Probability and Statistics for Middle School Teachers (3)
Study of topics in probability and statistics appropriate for middle school teachers.
STAT 601Conceptual Statistics (3)
Designing experiments, descriptive statistics, probability, concept of chance, models estimation, and testing
STAT 603Research Methods (3) Prereq: Prereq: Statistics 201
Nature of surveys, planning and coverage of surveys, basic ideas of sampling experiments and investigations, scaling methods, response errors, and processing data.

Spanish
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SPAN 610Advanced Topics in Literature and Culture. (3)
Intensive study of selected topics in the literature and culture of Latin America and/or Spain. Class format includes reading assignments, lectures, discussion, oral and written reports. Topics vary.
SPAN 620Seminar on Latin American Poetry. (3)
Intensive study of selected topics in Latin American poetry. A course designed to develop studentsí appreciation of poetry and to develop critical approaches to poetic texts. A study of representative movements and authors.
SPAN 630Seminar on Hispanic Cinema. (3)
Survey of Latin American cinema in the context of world film. Introduction to the semiotics of cinema and development of critical skills.
SPAN 640Graduate Language Seminar. (3)
Advanced study of grammar, syntax, and composition. Emphasis on mastery of complex language structures. Oral and written examinations included.
SPAN 650Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature and Culture. (3)
Intensive study and analysis of one or a few masterpieces of Hispanic literature and culture. Emphasis placed on any of various forms of the artistic, cultural or literary expressions of the Hispanic world.
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