Jan 29, 2023  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Sport and Leisure Management

  

Storytelling

  
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    STOR 5147 - Basic Storytelling

    (3 credits)
    Study of and practice in storytelling. Use of storytelling in various settings including classrooms, libraries, churches, homes, and as public events. (fall, summer)


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    STOR 5190 - Linguistics of Storytelling

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    Prerequisites: STOR 5147 , STOR 5890 , or permission of instructor. The study of spoken language as the fundamental medium of storytelling performance; relationship of dialects to storytelling; linguistic levels (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse) and para-linguistic elements that contribute to effective storytelling; narrative as a higher-level language (spring, summer)


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    STOR 5200 - Contemporary Issues in Storytelling

    (1-3 credits)
    This course addresses current issues and developments in the discipline of storytelling. Subjects range from artistic and practical aspects of performance to specialized uses of storytelling in the professions. The focus is on advanced performance techniques, technological advances and/or uses of storytelling in various venues such as education, business, health occupations, etc. (fall)


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    STOR 5230 - Advanced Storytelling

    (3 credits)
    An in-depth study of specific, advanced techniques of storytelling in both delivery and use. Includes an analysis of nationally known tellers and current issues in storytelling. (summer)


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    STOR 5241 - Practicum: Storytelling

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisites: 12 graduate credits in reading. Supervised individual and/or group teaching or storytelling activity; may be repeated for a maximum of (up to) six semester hours of credit.


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    STOR 5647 - Applied Storytelling: Storytelling for a Purpose

    (3 credit hours)
    Storytelling as a critical skill for professional applications including education, organizational leadership, sales and marketing, journalism, media, ministry, law, etc. 


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    STOR 5817 - Practical Applications of Storytelling: National Storytelling Festival Experience

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisites: Prerequisite(s)): Permission of instructor. This course provides the student with training in planning, directing, and administering a storytelling festival. Festival activities introduce the student to various telling styles and content. (fall)


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    STOR 5820 - Vocal Training for Professionals

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: STOR 4147/STOR 5147   Basic Storytelling or permission of instructor. The course teaches students to use their voices correctly and effectively. Class time is devoted to vocal exercises, readings and storytelling to increase expressiveness. Accent modification and improved articulation are achieved through the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
     


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    STOR 5827 - Storytelling Resource Evaluation

    (1-6 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. This course is designed to prepare the student to expertly evaluate storytelling resources. May be repeated. (fall and spring semesters)


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    STOR 5830 - Storytelling Institutes

    (1-2 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. This course is designed to develop and refine the student’s ability as a storyteller. (summer)


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    STOR 5840 - Story Dramatization

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. This course provides an introduction to creative drama techniques for the classroom, the library, or in storytelling performance. (spring)


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    STOR 5850 - Story Performance

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. This course is designed to prepare the student to perform as a storyteller. Emphasis will be placed on voice, movement, non-verbal behaviors, dialect and linguistic factors, appearance, and posture. May be repeated for a maximum of (up to) three semester hours of credit. (as needed)


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    STOR 5860 - Story Crafting

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. This course will research story motifs and culminate in the creation of original stories. May be repeated for a maximum of (up to) three semester hours of credit. (as needed)


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    STOR 5870 - Multicultural Storytelling

    (1-3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. This course provides an overview of multicultural storytelling and an examination of the research on the impact of specific cultures on the storytelling medium. May be repeated for a maximum of (up to) three semester hours of credit. (as needed)


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    STOR 5880 - Storytelling Journal Ed. and Pub.

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. This course provides students with experiences in the creation of a storytelling journal. The seven-step process for journal completion will be studied. (fall, spring)


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    STOR 5890 - Historical and Psychological Foundations of Storytelling

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. This course analyzes the historical aspects of the story/content, the teller/delivery, and the audience/ reception. (spring)


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    STOR 5957 - Topics in…

    (1-6 credits)
    Prerequisites: Dependent on subject matter. Selected topics of current interest in reading. Offered upon sufficient demand for specific subject matter. May be repeated for different topics. Consultation with the instructor is recommended before enrollment. (as needed)


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    STOR 5960 - Thesis

    (3-6 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of the major advisor. A major research project conducted and reported in approved research style. (fall, spring, summer)


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    STOR 5961 - Storytelling Capstone Project (Non-Thesis)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Core and Concentration requirements or permission of advisor. A major creative, research, or service-based piece of work. Flexible format that can combine written work with performance and audio- or videotape documentation. (fall, spring, summer)


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    STOR 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U). (fall, spring, summer)


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Surveying and Mapping

  
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    SURV 5110 - Physical Geodesy

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: MATH 1920, SURV 3560 or permission of instructor. Fundamentals of the physical environment influences on geometry used in surveying and geodesy; Considers gravity, earth rotation, polar wandering, equipotential surfaces, geoid models, ellipsoidal heights, orthometric heights, GPS elevations, Fast Fourier Analysis, meeting published measurement standards and related subjects. Lecture and laboratory. (on demand)


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    SURV 5537 - Land Boundary Location

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: SURV 3510 and 3520 or three years experience in surveying or in real estate. Role of the surveyor in retracing land boundaries and resolving boundary disputes, classification and analysis of boundary evidence, interpreting and writing legal descriptions and boundary survey plats, preservation of survey evidence. Lecture and lab. (3 semester rotation)


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    SURV 5547 - Land Subdivision and Platting

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: SURV 3510, 3520, and 4530 or permission of instructor. Physical elements of designing land subdivisions including circulation systems, sewer systems, drainage systems, soils and earthwork grading considerations, erosion control, lot and block arrangement, topography and existing land use factors, geometric analysis procedures, presentations to city planning and zoning boards. (3 semester rotation)


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    SURV 5567 - Positioning with GPS

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: SURV 3560 or permission of instructor. A course designed to utilize GPS for data collection and post-processing, methods for adjusting networks, explore the reliability of networks, use of continuously operating reference systems (CORS), geometry of satellite constellation, vector processing strategies, the effects of atmospheric constraints on long baselines, utilization of on-the-fly technology, precise ephemeris generation, and differential corrections. (3 semester rotation)


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    SURV 5617 - Digital Mapping

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: MATH 1920 and SURV 3570 or permission of instructor. Introduction to digital images; digital image formats; digital mapping with various techniques such as scanner, GNSS, robotic total station, and aerial photographs; stereo viewing; flight planning; scanners; geometric/radiometric correction; edge detection; three orientations for a stereo model; image registration; image enhancement..


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    SURV 5900 - Independent Study in Surveying and Mapping Science

    (1-6 credits)
    Prerequisites: Minimum of six credits earned in the subject area and approval of the instructor who will supervise the study. A surveying/mapping problem by arrangement with a faculty member. An independent study plan is developed, approved,and then completed. Usually, a technical report and laboratory or field experience is required.


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Technology

  
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    ENTC 5010 - Modern Industry

    (3 credits)
    The development and significance of current scientific technology. Types of industries, trends, and systems of organization. A study of specific examples. The science of appropriate action applied to production. (summer)


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    ENTC 5017 - Industrial Supervision

    (3 credits)
    Behavioral studies related to supervision. Supervisory functions, motivation, interviewing, and personal advancement. Lecture, case studies, discussions, and reports.


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    ENTC 5020 - Industrial Management

    (3 credits)
    An examination of current management practices as applied in manufacturing industries. Particular attention will be directed toward the study of the manager’s role as it affects quality.


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    ENTC 5030 - Investigation in Technology

    (3 credits)
    Elements and critical abilities involved in production problem-solving. Investigation of the literature with special reference to research studies pertaining to job problems experienced by participants. Each student will select a problem for study and present the findings to the group.


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    ENTC 5037 - Quality Assurance I

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: MATH 1530. Objectives of quality control in manufacturing. Control charts for variables, control charts for attributes, and lot by lot acceptance sampling for attributes. (ANSI/ ASQC Z1. 4). The statistical approach to methods and procedures associated with quality assurance in manufacturing processes. Lecture.


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    ENTC 5047 - Quality Assurance II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: TECH 4037. Process control charting including control charts for attributes, sequential sampling, and lot acceptance sampling for variables. MIL STD 414. Reliability testing, failure ate of a population, bathtub curve, and series/parallel ath odeling for reliability. lecture.


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    ENTC 5050 - Leading Continuous Improvement

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ENTC 5950  and graduate standing. A study of the skills and knowledge necessary for business and industry to enhance competitiveness in the global arena. Focus on customer driven quality and strategic implementation. Lecture with emphasis on teamwork, team exercises, and presentation. (summer, odd years)


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    ENTC 5060 - Scheduling for Project and Quality Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Instructor Approval. A detailed study in planning, organizing, and controlling projects. Computer software is used to schedule projects. Emphasis is placed on time, resources, and capital considerations for the project. Lecture, team exercises, extensive laboratory, and presentations.


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    ENTC 5070 - Leading Empowered Problem Solving Teams

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Graduate standing. A course designed to provide graduate students with practical, hands-on experience enhancing their ability to work together solving complex business and technical problems as a cohesive team. Lecture, discussion, teamwork, and presentation. (summer, even years)


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    ENTC 5080 - Strategic International Experience

    (3 credit hours)
    This is a project-based course which analyzes international environments in regard to environmental sustainability. Project topics addressed could include: site adaptation by buildings and cities, health and architecture, related cultural and social aspects, globalization of trade in antiquity and the Renaissance, medieval adaptive reuse, energy conservation in design, environmental economics and the green economy in contemporary Europe.


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    ENTC 5170 - Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

    (3 credits)
    This course applies the concepts of strategic management within a rapidly changing, technological environment. An emphasis will be placed on how organizations use and produce innovative technologies to develop competitive advantages. Specifically, the use of information technology and its role in the strategic management process will be addressed. (fall, odd years)


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    ENTC 5217 - Tool Design

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: ENTC 2200 and 2170. A study of the design concepts for industrial tooling including stamping ies and olds. Materials selection, heat treatment specifications, off-the-shelf tooling omponents, and make/buy decisions. Utilization of CADD facilities to execute designs. Lecture and laboratory.


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    ENTC 5227 - Engineering Economy

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: MATH 1720 sequence or permission of the instructor. An economic study of manufacturing; amortization, cash flow, rates of return, depreciation, and present worth analysis. Lecture.


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    ENTC 5237 - Ergonomics and Process Optimization

    (4 credits)
    A study of methods used to improve production, set time standards, and analyze productivity. Lecture and laboratory.


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    ENTC 5247 - Industrial Operations Analysis

    (3 credits)
    Deterministic models including linear programming, quality, transportation, network analysis, game theory, and inventory theory. Lecture.


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    ENTC 5257 - Plant Layout & Materials Handling

    (3 credits)
    Principles of plant layout, process and flow charts, machine location, auxiliary services, safety, and personnel organization. Materials handling methods and case studies emphasized. Lecture.


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    ENTC 5277 - Process Control and Instrumentation

    (4 credits)
    Principles of measurement and control used in the manufacturing process industries. Theory and laboratory experience pertaining to modern instrumentation; pressure, temperature, liquid level, flow, and automatic controls. Lecture and laboratory.


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    ENTC 5287 - Introduction to Robotics

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: One computer science course. Theory, fundamental concepts, and applications of robotics and computer-aided manufacturing. Includes history, robot elements and types, actuators and manipulators, programmable systems, vision systems, safety, robotic work cells, applications, and economic analysis. Lecture and laboratory. (spring, even years)


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    ENTC 5307 - Telecommunications

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: ENTC 4310. Analysis, theory, and applications of digital communication systems, emphasizing digital modulation and demodulation schemes and performance analysis techniques in the presence of noise.


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    ENTC 5337 - Microprocessors

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: ENTC 3370. Introduction to microprocessors. Instruction is developed around a trainer using an 8085 microprocessor. Topics include microcomputer programming, the 8085 instruction set, breadboarding circuits, device selection, and introduction to interfacing. Lecture and laboratory. (fall)


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    ENTC 5347 - Digital Signal Processors

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: ENTC 5337 . A continuation of ENTC 5337 . Instruction is developed around an INTEL SDK-85 single board computer. Topics include review of SDK-85 hardware and instruction set, arithmetic operations, serial data communications, interfacing analog devices, using interval timers, speech synthesis, and an introduction to troubleshooting. Lecture and laboratory. (spring)


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    ENTC 5417 - Construction Financing & Administration

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ENTC 2410, 2430, CSCI 1000. A detailed study of the methods of financing construction projects as well as the construction company. Included are a discussion of interest rates, bonds, insurance, amortization, and depreciation. Lecture.


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    ENTC 5517 - Industrial Automation and Robotocs

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: ENTC 2510 or equivalent. Integration of robotics, programmable logic controllers, and hard automation into new and existing manufacturing processes. Lecture and laboratory.


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    ENTC 5600 - History and Philosophy of Vocational Education

    (3 credits)
    The nature and philosophy of vocational-technical education. A study of the development of industrial education and its relationship to the development of technical education. The purposes of vocational education in regard to the total school program.


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    ENTC 5610 - Content and Method in Industrial Education

    (3 credits)
    Basic assumptions for content and methods in industrial education. Development and organization of content and methods indicated by research in the field. Creation and utilization of teaching materials and devices appropriate to industrial education.


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    ENTC 5617 - Vocational Guidance

    (3 credits)
    Including an orientation to the value and use of vocational guidance for vocational education. The roles of people as well as the tools for guidance will be studied along with determining ways and means of providing current career information to students. Meeting the needs of the handicapped and disadvantaged in vocational classes will be explored.


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    ENTC 5620 - Administration & Supervision in Industrial Education

    (3 credits)
    The organization and operation of industrial education programs. Evaluation of objectives, programs, instruction, facilities. School and community relationships, budgets, and inventories. Problems of the supervisor. Differentiation of industrial arts/technology education from trade and industrial education, apprenticeship, and technical education programs.


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    ENTC 5630 - Project Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Graduate Standing. A study of contemporary project management. The course focuses on the development and/or enhancement of the ability to successfully plan, schedule, budget, monitor, and control the execution of projects. Lecture with emphasis on teamwork, team exercises, and presentation. (fall, even years)


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    ENTC 5640 - Innovative Entrepreneurship

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Graduate Standing. Focus on new business creation based on technology innovation. Provides the innovative prudent risk taker with a practical approach for converting brilliant ideas into wealth. Fundamental methodology is applicable to all who have the desire and drive to start their own business. Lecture with emphasis on teamwork, team exercises, and presentation. This course is helpful to those having new business and/or product innovation responsibility within existing industry. (spring, even years)


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    ENTC 5717 - Computer Assisted Numerical Control Programming

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: ENTC 3710. A study of computerized methods for generating numerical control (N/C) programs utilizing (1) tool path definition software applicable to CAD drawing databases and (2) N/C programming languages including APT and COMPACT II. Source program structure including initialization, geometry definition, and cutter path definition statements. Links and post processors. Syntax conventions. Writing, running, and debugging source programs to generate list/cutter location files and tape files. Lecture and laboratory.


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    ENTC 5777 - Safety Management

    (3 credits)
    A study of the causes of accidents, methods of preventing accidents, personal protection, OSHA and industry, and general shop safety.


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    ENTC 5800 - Strategic Experience

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: All graduate coursework in Technology concentration completed. Course is designed to be taken last semester of program. Requires graduate committee chair approval. This course is designed to provide the Technology student with an opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge, and experience gained in the program in a realistic problem solving environment. It concludes with the concentration written and oral final examination. (spring)


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    ENTC 5900 - Independent Study in Technology

    (1-9 credits)
    Individual students or groups of students define a problem and work under direction of a faculty member. The problem must be approved by the departmental graduate committee. Significant investigation and reporting required.


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    ENTC 5950 - Methods of Research

    (3 credits)
    Analysis of the materials and methods of research appropriate to technology. Orientation to graduate work; should be taken during first term of graduate program. (fall)


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    ENTC 5957 - Topics in…

    (1-6 credits)
    Prerequisites: Dependent on subject matter. Selected topics of current interest in technology. Offered upon sufficient demand for specific subject matter. May be repeated for different topics. Consultation with the instructor is recommended before enrollment.


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    ENTC 5989 - Internship/Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangements for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Businesses, industries, and government agencies provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignments. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters) of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received will not apply to degree requirements. Students may receive compensation as full-time employees.


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    ENTC 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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    ENTC 5999 - Internship/Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangements for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Businesses, industries, and government agencies provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignments. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters) of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received will not apply to degree requirements. Students may receive compensation as full-time employees.


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    PRST 5105 - Project Planning and Scheduling

    (3 credits)
    Contemporary methods used in project planning and scheduling; emphasis on critical path method (CPM) with computer application; solution of actual problems stressed. This graduate-level course has a required test that includes a trail version of MS Project Software that will be used during the semester. The course is project based..


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Theatre

  
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    THEA 5040 - Seminar in Theatre

    (3 credits)
    Problems, concepts, and approaches to the art and/or business of selected theatre issues. Notes: May be repeated under different topics.


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    THEA 5537 - Advanced Play Direction

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: THEA 3530. The planning of an actual production for performance for practical development of the fundamentals, methods, and procedures of play direction.


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    THEA 5557 - Playwriting

    (3 credits)
    A study of the organization of the parts of a play with attention to dramatic styles and genres, in addition to exploration of plot structure and characterization.


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    THEA 5857 - Period Acting Styles

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: THEA 3510. Acting Styles from ancient Greece through Restoration, utilizing language, research, scene work, movement, and masks.


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    THEA 5867 - Summer Theatre Performance

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor through audition. Participation in rehearsals and performance of an ETSU Summer Theatre production under faculty or guest artist direction.


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    THEA 5957 - Special Topics in Theatre/Dance

    (1-6 credits)
    Special Topics of current interest to groups of students concerning content not presented in regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit.


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    THEA 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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Teaching and Learning

  
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    ASTL 5700 - Portfolio Development

    (3 credits)
    Portfolio Development presents an overview of the portfolio as an authentic assessment tool utilized to document the scholarship of teaching. It introduces educators to the concept of using artifacts/products/teacher work samples as evidence of effective teaching and, then, expands this to include student work samples as supportive evidence of that effectiveness. The course emphasis is focused on collection and presentation of teacher developed instructional examples organized comprehensively to demonstrate the educator’s abilities in six areas: planning and teaching, actual teaching, assessment and evaluation, learning environment, professional growth, and communication. Although the format of the professional portfolio will follow the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards requirements, the student may choose whether or not to submit the portfolio for National Board Certification.


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    ASTL 5701 - Teacher as Learner

    (3 credits)
    Teachers seek to improve their knowledge and practice through a continuing process of professional reading, writing, dialogue, inquiry, and reflection. These processes can be supported by technology in a variety of ways. This course is designed to assist teachers to become comfortable with the hardware and software that can be used to create effective literacy learning experiences. In addition, teachers must also know how to find, access, and assess materials from a variety of sources as well as know how to design and develop multi- and hyper- media learning environments that promote active learning. The design and structure of the course will contribute to the professional development of educators to use effectively technology to promote and develop reflective learners-learners that are able to use technology to enhance and expand their learning environment.


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    ASTL 5703 - Knowledge of the Learner

    (3 credits)
    This course addresses the areas of child and adolescent psychological development. The focus is on the science of individual human development. In addition, infant development is covered briefly to provide an understanding of the sequential and hierarchical nature of development. The majority of assignments will deal with children in the kindergarten to eighth grade. However, early childhood and teen assignments will be included to understand the precursors and aftereffects childhood and middle childhood. The course emphasizes an understanding of the important methods, terms, theories, and findings in the field of developmental psychology. The primary focus of the class is the cognitive, socio-emotional and physical changes associated with child and adolescent development. The course is organized in a topical format, exploring the basic theories and tracing development across the pre-adult years for each psychological topic covered. The course requires both independent reading, interaction with online modules, field observations and Berk¿s text. It is strongly recommended that you have passed an introductory Developmental Psychology course before taking this class.


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    ASTL 5705 - Assessment of Learning

    (3 credits)
    Assessment of learning for the classroom is an introduction to systematic assessment at the classroom level. The course provides an overview of models for planning and implementing classroom assessment projects. The emphasis in the course, however, is implementation, data collection, analysis, and reporting of results on classroom assessment projects. This course presents a rationale for learning-centered assessment and an overview of the tools, techniques, and issues that educators should consider as they design and use assessments focused on learner needs. Underlying assumptions in the course are: (1) assessment is viewed as deliberately designed to improve and educate student performance, not merely audit it; (2) assessment is a way to help students systematically self-correct their performance; and (3) assessment has two essential qualities (anchoring in authentic tasks and feedback to revise performance). The course examines what it would mean, in reality, if assessment were central to student and teacher work.


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    ASTL 5706 - Learning Strategies/Instructional Strategies

    (3 credits)
    This course is designed to examine learning theories and to study their influence on current instructional practices. Students will be asked to reflect on the metacognitive processes involved in the decision making phase of classroom instruction. The alignment of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards with personal instructional practices is questioned and will be studied.


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    ASTL 5709 - Action Research

    (3 credits)
    ASTL 5709/6709/7709 will empower classroom teachers to construct their own knowledge and to make it available to others for the benefit of all learners.  This course is designed to help educators and other professionals understand the relationship between their own professional development and the process of improving the quality of pupils’ and/or colleagues’ learning.


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    ASTL 5721 - Theory and Foundation of Development Literacy (Literacy I)

    (3 credits)
    Literacy I will engage candidates in professional reading about, and discussions of, the following: the nature of learning, the nature of language, how human beings learn language, the differences between receptive and productive language, the nature of the reading process, the nature of the writing process, how children develop their native language, what the relationships are among learning one¿s `mother tongue¿ and learning to read and write that same language, what the typical stages are through which children pass as they develop literacy, and what some of the more obvious implications are for classroom instruction and assessment in reading and writing. This course lays the foundation for all further learning about the teaching of literacy. Among other assessment devices, candidates will take and pass a comprehensive examination to determine their grasp of the concepts for this course., Application of technology, diversity issues, and use of appropriate resources will be part of this literacy course.


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    ASTL 5723 - Understanding and Implementing Best Practices in Teaching Beginning Literacy (Literacy II)

    (3 credits)
    ASTL 5723/6723/7723 (Literacy II) will engage candidates in reading and discussions to explore theory, understand best practices, and implement best practices in literacy instruction grades PreK-3. It will begin with an exploration of theory and best practices for family literacy from the birth of a child to school age. Theory and best practices will be examined from entrance into school, preschool to kindergarten, followed by explorations of best practices for teaching reading and writing in the primary grates. Candidates will be expected to work with primary grade children as they attempt to understand and implement best practices in emergent and early literacy development.


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    ASTL 5725 - Understanding and Implementing Best Practices for Continuted Literacy Growth int he Middle Grades (LIteracy III)

    (3 credits)
    Literacy III will engage candidates in professional studies related to understanding and using best practice for continued literacy growth in the middle grades.  This course reviews the characteristics of a comprehensive middle school reading program.


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    ASTL 5726 - Diagnosing Literacy Problems K-8 (Literacy IV)

    (3 credits)
    Diagnosing Literacy Problems K-8, Literacy IV will engage candidates in reading, discussions, and implementation of diagnostic tools and techniques in literacy for struggling students grades K-8. Students enrolled in the course are expected to give specified tests..


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    ASTL 5729 - Remediation of Literacy Problems K-8 (Literacy V)

    (3 credits)
    ASTL 5729/6729/7729 (Literacy V) will engage candidates in reading, discussions, metacognition and implementation of instructional strategies based on the data derived from the diagnostic tools employed with students in Literacy IV. These students will be struggling readers in grades K-8. (Issues related to improving student writing will also be presented and explored.)


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    TEAS 5010 - Specialized Methods of Instructions and Teaching Compreh. (RODP)

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: TEAS 4001/5001; TEAS 4003/5003; TEAS 4004/5004; TEAS 4005/5005; TEAS 4006/5006; TEAS 4007/5007; TEAS 4008/5008. This course is designed to give students skills necessary to teach students with physical, health, and multiple disabilities as well as those with emotional and behavioral disorders. The focus will be on the systematic instruction for these students, life skills, transitioning these students, managing behaviors, and medical issues. Students are to complete a 1-hour practicum, spending 30 hours in a Life Skills or Behavioral classroom for those students who are not teaching or a special classroom project for those currently teaching in a special education setting. Course material will be presented via Modules which must be completed in numerical order. Discussion boards will be utilized as part of the Modules.


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    TEAS 5012 - Instruction: Early Childhood/Special Education (RODP)

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: Prerequisite(s):  TEAS 4001, TEAS 4003, TEAS 4004, TEAS 4005, TEAS 4006, TEAS 4007, TEAS 4010. This course will examine intervention strategies to promote optimal development for developmentally delayed and at risk children birth to age 3. Public law 105-17, various service delivery models, intervention techniques and procedures, curriculum and individualized family service programs will be explored. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of the primary caretaker as major change agent for the child. Fifteen hours of field experience or a service learning project in infant/toddler programs will be required. This course will involve online collaboration, interactive case studies and assignments directly related to service delivery for young children and their family.


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Women’s Studies

  
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    WMST 5019 - Supervised Experience in Teaching

    (1-3 credits)
    Required for graduate assistants or tuition scholars with teaching assignments. Students will meet on a regular basis with a faculty member acting as a teaching mentor. It is offered on a P/F basis and is not counted as degree credit. Repeatable. Fall/Spring.


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    WMST 5029 - Supervised Experience in Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Required for graduate assistants or tuition scholars with research assignments. Students will meet on a regular basis with a faculty member acting as a research mentor. It is offered on a P/F basis and is not counted as degree credit. Repeatable. Fall/Spring.


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    WMST 5039 - Supervised Experience in Administration

    (1-3 credits)
    Required for graduate assistants or tuition scholars with administrative assignments. Students will meet on a regular basis with a faculty or staff member acting as an administrative mentor. It is offered on a P/F basis and is not counted as degree credit. Repeatable. Fall/Spring.


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