May 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 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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Cross-Disciplinary Studies

  
  • CDST 5017 - Ecofeminism: Nature, Gender, Culture

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

    Presents a critical exploration of the Western concept of the relationship between human beings and the natural world in the context of ecofeminism–the proposition that the sociopolitical status of women is linked to the idea that Nature is a force to be conquered. Course topics include the nature/culture dichotomy; modernity, technology, and dominion over Nature; and ecofeminist responses to environmental degradation.

    Dual Listed With: CDST 4017.


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  • CDST 5117 - Introduction to the Digital Humanities: Interdisciplinarity and Digital Culture

    (3 credits)
    Presents an interdisciplinary introduction to the theory and practice of the digital humanities. Course topics include defining the digital humanities; digital ways of knowing; the humanist in the digital world; interdisciplinary collaboration in the digital humanities; public intellectualism; and understanding how DH projects are made and the tools used to make them. 

    Dual Listed With: CDST 4117.


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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)
    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 5407 - Integrating the Creative Arts: K-8

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education.

    Strategies for promoting the creative processes in children K-8 will be studied. Areas of focus will include visual arts, music, dance, and theatre. The importance of the arts in the development of children and their capacity for expression will be emphasized. The arts will lead to interdisciplinary study with authentic connections among and across other disciplines The following courses are designed to examine current methodology for teaching youth and adults possessing a variety of learning and lifestyles in the secondary school (7-12): ARTA 4419, ENGL 4417/ENGL 5417, GEOG 4417/GEOG 5417, HIST 4417/HIST 5417, LANG 4417/LANG 5417, MATH 4417/MATH 5417, SCED 4417/SCED 5417.

    Dual Listed With: CUAI 4407.


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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.


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  • CUAI 5455 - Residency I: Middle Grades Social Studies

    (2 credits)
    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.)


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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.

    Dual Listed With: CUAI 4547.


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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 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.

    When Offered: Fall.
    Dual Listed With: CUAI 4787.


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  • CUAI 5887 - Career and Technical Education Clinical Practice and Seminar

    (1 credit)
    Provides Career and Technical Education candidates with mentoring and coaching as they design, implement, and evaluate instruction and learning in the CTE classroom including work with diverse student populations. The clinical practice is a supervised experience while the seminar includes meetings on topics related to teaching in the CTE classroom. 

    Notes: Repeatable up to 2 credits.

    Dual Listed With: CUAI 4887.


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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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Digital Marketing

  
  • MSDM 5000 - Social Media and the Brand

    (3 credits)
    Investigates principles and practices of digital marketing, with a focus on branding strategies and digital channels such as mobile and new technologies. The course develops and implements digital strategies and digital marketing objectives. Topics include but are not limited to social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, etc.), video, behavioral targeting, ethics, legal aspects, campaign management, segmentation and click-through.


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  • MSDM 5010 - Digital Marketing Research

    (3 credits)
    This course is an entry level gateway that prepares students, including those with minimal math or statistical backgrounds, for the later analytics courses. The course content is very hands-on and project intensive with such next generational metrics as dwell time, user initiated interaction, conversion and process loyalty used as the domain level anchors. Each student works with the instructor to learn how to organize, aggregate, disaggregate, compile and analyze data.


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  • MSDM 5020 - E-Commerce Marketing/Direct Marketing (B2C)

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: MSDM 5000  

    Investigates facets of e-commerce including strategy and management. Emphasis is placed upon planning, launching, and managing metrics, aesthetics, conversion, site development, microdata, responsive design, rich content design and communication of e-commerce with consumers. Other topics may include digital cash, extranet, micropayments and integrated marketing. The course covers omni-channel marketing in relation to e-commerce, direct marketing and how the two are related for optimal return on investment.


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  • MSDM 5030 - Consumer Behavior in the Online Environment

    (3 credits)
    Assesses the nature and dynamics of consumer markets in the online environment. Emphasis is placed on the concepts and techniques used to identify and measure target areas relative to behavioral patterns for use in digital marketing strategy such as queries, pricing and visual culture. Other techniques will be addressed such as augmented reality, big data, snackable content and viral content. The course investigates concepts and theories of the psychological aspects of online marketing used to predict and forecast behavior in the online environment for specific online demographics and online micro target markets.


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  • MSDM 5040 - B2B Digital Marketing

    (3 credits)
    Explores major differences in the marketing strategies, procedurally and psychologically, between selling to consumers and selling to businesses that act as consumers in the online environment. The principal course modules address such buy side issues as vendor qualification, conflict resolution, platform design options and specification writing and such sell side issues as buying center psychology, prospecting, qualifying potential buyers, presenting to buying centers, closing the deal and managing ongoing, post-sale relationships. The course will stay up-to-date by utilizing a next generational approach to trends in peer to peer vigilance, content marketing, social media management and digital engagement.


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  • MSDM 5050 - Web Analytics

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: MSDM 5010 .  

    Explores web site optimization, web site submission, link-marketing strategies, pay-per-click advertising campaigns, email marketing tactics, affiliate marketing, traffic patterns, customer web logs, banner ads, and landing pages. Other topics include Google analytics, mining, real time analytics, predictive analysis and text analytics. Other digital formats, software options for web mining, analyzing click-stream data and key metrics for measuring consumer behavior are addressed with current analytical and next generation tools.


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  • MSDM 5060 - Business Analytics, Data Visualization and Online Metrics

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: MSDM 5010 

    Examines how to track, report, and analyze a variety of next generational online metrics that describe market behavior and attitudes. Students will learn how to apply data in the context of marketing and customer relationship management (CRM) objectives. Another key focus of the course is the use of new generation, beyond-the-click engagement metrics like play, play through and completion rates for video and expansion, game play and share rates for rich media. Specific course modules include big data target market delineation methods, website traffic metrics and using big data to detect changes in online consumer behavior, social networking trends and peer-to-peer valences. Each substantive module ends with a discussion of how to integrate research results into the focal entity’s online marketing plan/strategy.


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  • MSDM 5070 - Digital Marketing Ethics

    (3 credits)


    Examines ethical concepts, behaviors, practices, and challenges relevant to the process of planning and implementing digital marketing practice. Discusses ethical processes, systems, and strategies within the online marketing environment.

    Ethical questions, legal impact, responsibilities, moral issues and theory related to digital marketing in today’s environment are explored. Topics may include but are not limited to social media, digital promotion, online pricing strategy, digital consumerism, web tracking, and digital privacy.


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  • MSDM 5090 - Digital Marketing Strategy

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: MSDM 5000 

    Integrates knowledge gained in previous courses into an understanding of how all the disparate elements culminate into a cohesive, next generational business plan. The course examines strategic adjustments due to changing regulations, economic environments, new technological developments and societal and audience changes. The course content adjusts to stay current and up to date with the state of the science in digital marketing through (1) regular (semester by semester) updates to the syllabus and (2) a special project wherein each student partners with a business partner on a current topic in digital marketing. It is also in this course that each student begins to develop his or her own business plan in preparation for the strategic experience course.


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Digital Media

  
  
  
  • DIGM 5617 - Advanced Raster-Based Imaging

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: DIGM 2720 or permission of instructor.

    Corequisites: DIGM 5616 

    Studies raster-based digital imaging to include advanced methods for editing photography, digital painting, and image effects. The course includes the application of image processing methods and visual design principles to projects that can incorporate animation, video, game design, 3D modeling and graphic design to create portfolio-ready works. Creativity, craft, problem-solving, and critical evaluation is emphasized. Repeatable up to 6 credits.

    Dual Listed With: DIGM 4617.


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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).


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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.

    When Offered: Spring, even years.


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  • DIGM 5910 - Experimental Media I

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

    A digital art and experimental media studio and seminar course designed to support innovative research and production at the graduate level. This course will focus on investigation into new technologies in digital media, with research into current and new technological advances and on the creative application of those technologies. Students must have advanced-level technical skills in their area of interest.


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  • DIGM 5970 - Digital Media Research Project

    (3 credits)
    Independent research and production of an original digital media production which is a synthesis of the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the Digital Media degree curriculum. This production is the culminating experience for the Digital Media graduate student following the non-thesis option. A comprehensive evaluation of the student’s performance shall be conducted by a committee of at least three faculty members to determine whether the student has achieved mastery of his or her discipline.


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Early Childhood Education

  
  • ECED 5039 - Supervised Experience in Administration

    (1 credit)
    This is a required course for graduate assistants or tuition scholars with administrative or service assignments. This course is designed to provide graduate assistants with supervision and training opportunities that serve to integrate their graduate assistantship assignment and graduate program or professional goals and activities. It is offered on a P/F basis and is not counted as degree credit. (fall/spring).


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  • ECED 5257 - Mentoring in Early Childhood Education

    (3 credits)
    This course is designed to facilitate the development of early childhood professionals in effective methods and principles of mentoring adults who have varying levels of training. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the mentor as a facilitator for adult learning. As leaders, mentors will implement changes that lead to improved quality in programs and classrooms that serve young children, birth through eight.

    When Offered: Spring.
    Dual Listed With: ECED 4257.


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  • ECED 5325 - Constructivist Programs for Young Children

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Completion of two or more of the following courses: ECED 5210 , ECED 5330 , ECED 5344 , ECED 5332 .

    This course provides an in-depth exploration of constructivist practice as defined by the National Association for Young Children which endorses developmental emphasis on learning through emotional, cognitive, social, and physical stages based on normal age stages, individual variation, and cultural influences. Various curriculum models will be studied. The Project Approach will be used as the framework for a field experience in an early childhood setting. Core principles of constructivist practice will be analyzed and used for assessing classrooms in the local area.

    When Offered: Spring.


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  • ECED 5335 - Assessing and Evaluating Young Children

    (3 credits)
    Major issues in assessing and evaluating young children (birth to age eight) are examined from a theoretical and research-based perspective. A selection of age appropriate assessment procedures will reflect an understanding of the child within the context of the family and community. Includes instruction and guided practice in the administration of formal, informal and criterion based tests.

    When Offered: Fall.


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  • ECED 5347 - Technology and Media in Inclusive Early Childhood Education

    (3 credits)
    This course provides a comprehensive overview of media and technology use in inclusive early childhood classrooms. This course is based on the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Papert, which support experiential, hands-on learning in the context of social interactions. Theories, research studies, and application of new technology and media will be considered. The appropriateness of technology use, along with application of new technology and media for children ages birth through eight years will be reviewed.

    Dual Listed With: ECED 4347.


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  • ECED 5427 - Pre-Residency: The First 6-weeks of School

    (1 credit)
    Focus is on classroom management and the first six weeks of the school year. Offers 50 hours of supervised field experiences in early childhood settings during the first six weeks of the school year, including a variety of classroom management and instructional strategies. Certification in infant/child CPR and First Aid is required. This course is required for admission to Residency I.

    When Offered: Summer only.
    Dual Listed With: ECED 4427.


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