Jun 17, 2024  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Criminal Justice and Criminology

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • CJCR 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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Curriculum and Instruction

  
  
  
  
  
  • CUAI 5102 - Teaching for Understanding

    (3 credits)
    Corequisites: CUAI 5103 . The course involves an in depth exploration of lesson design using a backward design model. This model of lesson and unit design focuses on conceptual understanding. This process will help teachers strategically design work for students that will result in understanding of the standards taught. These practices and principles will to develop teaching methods that will engage student and enhance learning. Class content will emphasize the development of the three stages of backward design. Students will learn how to lead peer reviews of lesson designs in their grade levels, departments, and schools.


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  • CUAI 5103 - Assessing for Understanding

    (3 credits)
    Corequisites: CUAI 5102 . The course provides a foundation for understanding and applying the concepts of a balanced assessment system. Students learn how to differentiate assessment of learning from assessment for learning. They learn about different types of assessment and appropriate uses for each. Students learn how to design effective assessments, implement those assessments, provide effective descriptive feedback, use grading and scoring to boost student achievement, match assessments with various standards. Students learn to use assessments to effectively monitor the curriculum. Students learn how to lead this work in their grade levels, departments, and schools..


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  • CUAI 5215 - Scholarship of Teaching I

    (3 credits)
    Corequisites: ELPA 6555 . Documenting the Scholarship of Teaching I has been designed to address theoretically and pragmatically the process of collecting, recording, and reflecting on teaching as a scholarly, creative, and research activity contributing to the knowledge base in the discipline of education. The coursework includes reflection on the nature of scholarship, questions about accountability, examination of the task of improving pedagogical activities, and finding the best ways to record and evaluate teaching and learning.


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  • CUAI 5444 - Reasoning Block Clinical Field Experience K-6

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisites: Students must be admitted to teacher education. Corequisites: SCED 5443 . This course is a school-based clinical field experience. The course provides clinical field experiences in elementary mathematics, social studies, and science classrooms (K-6). The candidate is provided with opportunities to assist a mentor teacher with instruction and student learning, planning and preparing instruction that integrates the content areas of mathematics, social studies, and science for the classroom, designing and planning a five day unit of instruction using an interdisciplinary theme infused with technology and multicultural education, and completing related mathematics, social studies, and science performance-based tasks. Pre-service teacher educators plan, implement, and evaluate integrated instruction appropriate for students of diverse backgrounds and abilities. (fall, spring)


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  • CUAI 5455 - Social Studies Methods for the Middle Grades *

    (2 credits)
    Prerequisites: Prerequisites; CUAI 5400  and admission to teacher education. Corequisites: CUAI 5458 . A study of content specific methodology for middle school social studies (grades 4-8). The course focuses on planning, instruction, assessment, teacher resources, technology, and classroom climate. Students design and implement learning experiences that incorporate meaningful uses of social studies concepts during field experiences as well as become familiar with the standards, pedagogy, and assessment in social studies. (Evaluative Level of the Teaching Portfolio is required.) (fall, spring) Notes: * Title changes spring 2014 to Residency I: Middle Grades Social Studies


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  • CUAI 5467 - English as a Second Language (ESL) Curriculum Development (K-12)

    (2 credits)
    This course exposes K-12 practitioners to curricular strategies that have been field tested in K-12 classrooms and found to support student learning. The strategies under investigation were developed by teachers and researchers working together to provide an education to children beginning to learn English. Strategies were selected on the basis of their usefulness in making rigorous core curriculum meaningful to students whose knowledge of English might otherwise hinder their academic progress. (summer)


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  • CUAI 5537 - Integrated Field Experience for Early Childhood

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and successful completion of undergraduate math and science requirements. Corequisites: This course is to be taken with SCED 4527/SCED 5527  and CUAI 4517/CUAI 5517 . This course is a school-based course that builds on earlier field experience in the program and is connected to block of methods courses. Students will be expected to work 30 hours in schools and be involved with planning and implementing instruction for students of varying backgrounds and abilities in the areas of math and science. (as needed)


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  • CUAI 5547 - Emergent Literacy: PreK-4

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education. This course is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with a foundation for teaching reading and other literacy competencies to children in pre-kindergarten through grade four. Emphasis is on developing and enlarging understanding of the reading process and the teaching of reading. Strategies and protocols for effective reading and writing instruction are presented. (fall, spring, summer)


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  • CUAI 5602 - ESL Literacy Development and Methods of Instruction

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CUAI 5601  This course explores methods of language instruction which prepare the student to function in a variety of English speaking venues with an emphasis on academic language development. Candidates are introduced to the specific issues involved in learning to read and write in a second language. This course also explores challenges of the English writing system; the relationship between reading, writing and speaking; contrastive grammar and the contrast between basic and academic language proficiency and academic language; bi-literacy and the special needs of students who are not yet proficient readers in their native language.


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  • CUAI 5603 - ESL Speech and Curriculum

    (3 credits)
    In this advanced course, candidates integrate their earlier preparation in phonetics, linguistic pragmatics and sociolinguistics with what they have learned about ESL methods. The course topics include materials selection; curriculum preparation; age appropriateness;English for particular purposes; the relationship between curriculum and setting: levels of language learning, immersion instruction; differences between ESL and EFL; oral language development; fluency development; vocabulary development; methods of accent modification and their timing.


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  • CUAI 5700 - Portfolio Development

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Student should have completed a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours in the course of study prior to enrolling in the course or have permission of the instructor. Presents an overview of the portfolio as an authentic assessment to document the scholarship of teaching and learning. It introduces educators to use of artifacts/products/teacher work samples as evidence of effective teaching and expands to include student work samples as supportive evidence of that effectiveness.


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  • CUAI 5787 - Residency I: Methods of Teaching Vocational/Technology Education

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Upper-division standing or permission of instructor, and admission to Teacher Education; for students seeking teaching certification in the applied sciences and technology. Introduction to basic instructional processes appropriate for vocational/technology education. Criteria for selecting instructional method. Emphasis on establishing measurable goals and objectives as well as individualized instruction. Types and utilization of instructional technology materials. (fall)


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  • CUAI 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1-6 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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  • CUAI 6102 - Teaching for Understanding

    (3 credits)
    Corequisites: CUAI 6103 . The course involves an in depth exploration of lesson design using a backward design model. This model of lesson and unit design focuses on conceptual understanding. This process will help teachers strategically design work for students that will result in understanding of the standards taught. These practices and principles will to develop teaching methods that will engage student and enhance learning. Class content will emphasize the development of the three stages of backward design. Students will learn how to lead peer reviews of lesson designs in their grade levels, departments, and schools.


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  • CUAI 6103 - Assessing for Understanding

    (3 credits)
    Corequisites: CUAI 6102 . The course provides a foundation for understanding and applying the concepts of a balanced assessment system. Students learn how to differentiate assessment of learning from assessment for learning. They learn about different types of assessment and appropriate uses for each. Students learn how to design effective assessments, implement those assessments, provide effective descriptive feedback, use grading and scoring to boost student achievement, match assessments with various standards. Students learn to use assessments to effectively monitor the curriculum. Students learn how to lead this work in their grade levels, departments, and schools..


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  • CUAI 6215 - Scholarship of Teaching I

    (3 credits)
    Corequisites: ELPA 6555 . Documenting the Scholarship of Teaching I has been designed to address theoretically and pragmatically the process of collecting, recording, and reflecting on teaching as a scholarly, creative, and research activity contributing to the knowledge base in the discipline of education. The coursework includes reflection on the nature of scholarship, questions about accountability, examination of the task of improving pedagogical activities, and finding the best ways to record and evaluate teaching and learning.


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Digital Media

  
  
  • DIGM 5147 - Fundamentals of Character Animation

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: DIGM 2870 or permission of instructor. This course emphasizes the practical and theoretical principles of character animation. Students will explore how to put personality into characters and develop skills to create characters that act. The exercises will provide a foundation for comprehending the underlying techniques for capturing expression of emotions in animation. (Graduate students taking this course must also take DIGM 5146  Character Animation Graduate Laboratory.) (spring)


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  • DIGM 5617 - Advanced Raster-Based Imaging

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: DIGM 1650 or permission of instructor. Study of advanced raster-based digital imaging and processing. Areas of study will include advanced methods for manipulating and compositing 2D images, photo enhancement, and digital illustration. Customization of software tools for special effects, painting and image manipulation will be covered. Image design, concept development and creativity, and critical evaluation will be emphasized. (Graduate students taking this course must also take DIGM 5616 Raster-Based Imaging Graduate Laboratory.) (spring)


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  • DIGM 5627 - Motion Tools II: Compositing

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: DIGM 2900 or permission of instructor. This course covers techniques and theory concerning motion graphics and compositing for video. Instruction is designed to bridge the gaps between 3D production rendering and final output, live action and computer-generated imagery. Work will be project-based and will provide students with short, demo-reel quality work. Though not required, skills in DVD authoring, vector-based imaging, and advanced 3D skills are helpful. (Graduate students taking this course must also take DIGM 5646  Compositing Laboratory.) (fall)


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  • DIGM 5657 - Advanced Web Design

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Digital Media Majors Only—DIGM 3000 or permission of instructor. Other Majors—DIGM 1650, DIGM 3200 or CSCI 1710, and CSCI 1800 or CSCI 1250, or permission of instructor. This course will familiarize the student with techniques used to create fully functional Web applications keeping graphic design and usability in mind. Topics covered include the use of scripting objects, database interaction, session management, and advanced interface design. Emphasis will be placed on incorporating good development practices with front-end design considerations. (Graduate students taking this course must also take DIGM 5656  Web Design Graduate Laboratory.)


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  • DIGM 5667 - Advanced Product Design

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: DIGM 3300 or permission of instructor. An exploration of the problems, principles, and processes involved in the digital modeling, development, and delivery of product design solutions for virtual and physical industries. In this course students will learn advanced modeling, animation, and surface evaluation techniques, and be able to model, move, and modify innovative product designs for engineering and experience outputs. Students will learn to design for the physical world (to model for manufacture and rapid prototyping) as well as for the virtual (to model for marketing and interactive programs). (Graduate students taking this course must also take DIGM 5666  Product Design Graduate Laboratory.)


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  • DIGM 5817 - 3D Effects Animation

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: DIGM 3130 or permission of instructor. This production course focuses on dynamic animation strategies to visualize physical phenomena. Students will explore rigid and soft bodies, particle animation, and rendering in both theory and practice. Additional topics include techniques involving instancing geometry with particle motion, basic fluid dynamics, cloth simulation, and dynamic constraints. (Graduate students taking this course must also take DIGM 5816  3D Effects Animation Graduate Laboratory.) (fall)


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  • DIGM 5820 - New Media Communication and Research

    (3 credits)
    This course provides an overview of human communication factors and how they are applied to new media communications, with a particular emphasis on interactive multimedia. Topics for discussion and research will include usability and human computer interaction (HCI), experience design, immersive environments, and the potential for new media to facilitate human communication. Research procedures will be used to determine the effectiveness of multimedia messages. (spring, even years)


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