Aug 14, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course descriptions include the following elements:

Course Code, Number, and Titles: The course code indicates the department or program in which the course is housed. The course number indicates the level at which the course should be taken. Generally, first-year students take 100-level courses; sophomores, 200-level; juniors, 300-level; and seniors, 400-level. Students are required to limit course selection to courses not more than one level above their class standing. First-year students are not permitted to enroll in 400-level courses. Undergraduate students who need 12 or fewer semester credits to complete all baccalaureate degree requirements may request permission from the Director of Graduate Studies to take courses for graduate credit to complete a regular course load during the semester of  graduation. However, undergraduate students may not enroll in courses at the 600-level or 700-level.

Credits: The number of semester hours of credit given upon completion of the course.

Course Content: A brief description of subject matter gives students an idea of what to expect in the course.

Prerequisites: If required or recommended, a prerequisite is either a course that must be completed prior to enrolling in the course or some other requirement that must be met prior to enrolling in the course.

Grading Method: If a course is offered on a grade-only or pass/no credit-only basis, that status is included in the course description. A department’s general pass/no credit policy is included in its listing of program requirements. Students should check the policy before enrolling in a course on a pass/no credit basis.

Frequency of Offering: Course descriptions may indicate how often the course is offered.

Legend:

◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

= Civic Engagement and Service Learning

 

Sociology

  
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    SOC 216 - Social Problems


    (3 S.H.)

    This course examines selected social problems in the United States. Students learn to analyze social problems in terms of both formal research and the social construction of social problems. Meets GOAL 5 and GOAL 9. Recommended prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    SOC 250 - Introduction to Gerontology


    (3 S.H.)

    Gerontology is the interdisciplinary field that studies aging. Within the context of a growing elderly population, students will learn to define aging as a social as well as physical process and study various aspects of aging such as policy, employment, health, and families. Topics will relate to careers ranging from nursing and social work to marketing and technology. Recommended Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    SOC 334 - Sociology of Education


    (3 S.H.)

    This course serves as an analysis of the American educational system in terms of its functions, formal and informal organization, and effects on social stratification and change. A selection of contemporary educational issues will be considered from a sociological perspective. Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . Grade only. Offered occasionally.


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    SOC 340 - Social-Cultural Anthropology


    (3 S.H.)

    Students will engage in cross-cultural and comparative examination of different cultures with emphasis on the varieties and ranges of human behavior. Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . Grade only. Offered occasionally.


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    SOC 350 - Population Analysis


    (3 S.H.)

    This course examines population and population dynamics, including the demographic, social, and economic determinants of fertility, mortality, and migration. Special consideration is given to the analysis of population and population-related topics through official demographic data and techniques. This course will focus on local, national, and international populations. Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . Grade only. Offered occasionally.


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    ◆ SOC 376 - Introduction to Social Research


    (3 S.H.)

    Students study of the nature of scientific inquiry, logic, causality, ethics; the tools required to conduct sociological research, including research design, sampling, and measurement; and quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methodologies used in the social sciences, including surveys, experiments, field research, unobtrusive methods, and interviews. Throughout the term, students conduct a research project on which they report at the end of the semester. The main goal of this course is methodological literacy. Prerequisites: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology  and STAT 110 - Fundamentals of Statistics  or ◆ PSY 231 - Statistics . Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    △ SOC 377 - Social Theory


    (3 S.H.)

    In this course, students will discuss a range of classical and contemporary social theories. This course will help students see that the normal, familiar aspects of their everyday life frequently have unexpected and startling dimensions. Students learn to uncover layers of meaning that are often hard to discern in things, choices, and events in the world around them. Students explore the social forces that structure life in modern society; forces that affect the ideas, identities, and life courses of individuals and groups. Students also learn to assess their own social position and understanding of society, which will allow them to subject society and themselves to scrutiny. This course will address multiple subject areas within sociology, including the self, media, religion, social change, gender, sexuality, and race. Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    SOC 412 - Sociology of Gender and Sexuality


    (3 S.H.)

    The course will cover definitions and narratives pertaining to the social construction of gender, sex, and sexuality, related sociological theories, and gender-, sex-, and sexuality-based inequalities. Students will also gain experience reading original research as part of the course requirements. Sociology will provide the main perspective; the course will also draw on multi-disciplinary research. Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . Grade only. Offered annually.


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    SOC 421 - Urban Sociology


    (3 S.H.)

    This course addresses the sociological study of cities including the growth, structure, and function of cities, spatial patterning, neighborhoods, and urban diversity. The course will also examine the social life of city dwellers, including the social psychology of cities, the impact of the built environment and urban policy. Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . Grade only. Offered occasionally.


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    SOC 423 - Sociology of Race and Ethnicity


    (3 S.H.)

    This course examines race and ethnic relations through a sociological lens by exploring concepts such as the origins and history of racial discrimination, institutional vs individual racism and the continuation of racial or ethnic prejudice. This course addresses the social construction of race and ethnicity and current research on racial inequalities. Finally, the course looks at oppression and the impact of oppression on people’s lives. Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    SOC 430 - Political Sociology


    (3 S.H.)

    This course examines the organization of power into political structures and processes. Topics include the roles of elites and non-elites, culture, and political economy in the creation and maintenance of a power structure. Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . Grade only. Offered occasionally.


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    SOC 431 - Social Class and Power


    (3 S.H.)

    This course addresses the study of stratification including an examination of the ways that social classes are constructed and measured, their membership, and their interaction with social, economic, and political power. The course will explore issues of poverty, examine the characteristics and changes within the middle class and the power dynamics of the wealthy. Theories of social inequality will also be addressed. Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . Grade only. Offered occasionally.


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    SOC 434 - Sociology of Health and Illness


    (3 S.H.)

    Who gets sick, who gets treatment, and what gets defined as sickness are all at least in part socially determined. This course will explore the social factors that contribute to health and illness, the social construction of health and illness, the organization of medical institutions, and the distribution of medical care within society. Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . Grade only. Offered occasionally.


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    SOC 435 - Advanced Topics in Family Sociology


    (3 S.H.)

    Students engage in an in-depth study of a specific topic within the sociology of families. Topics vary and may include: aging families, comparative family, family formation, family change, family dissolution, parent-child relationships, and work and family, among others. Students will gain significant experience in reading original sociological research and will produce a written term paper/project. Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology  or SOC 212 - Sociology of Families . Grade only. Offered annually. Repeatable as topics change.


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    SOC 438 - Health and Human Services Organizations


    (3 S.H.)

    This course analyzes programs and organizations which serve the needs of clients, for profit or not-for-profit. This course includes the design of programs in the health and human service field. Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . Grade only. Offered occasionally.


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    SOC 439 - Sociology of Disabilities


    (3 S.H.)

    The course examines the perceptions, social definitions and interactions of different kinds of disabilities and persons with disabilities by individuals, groups and institutions in the larger society. It examines the social organization of research, foundations, advocacy groups, support groups and other types of groups that work with disabilities. Prerequisites: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . Grade only. Offered annually.


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    SOC 440 - Sociology of Dying and Death


    (3 S.H.)

    This course will examine the social and cultural aspects of dying and death, including the concept of social death, ethical issues around end-of-life care, suicide, euthanasia, and the political economy of death. We will also explore topics in a historical and cross-cultural context, though the focus of the class will be contemporary American society. Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . Grade only. Offered annually.


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    SOC 450 - Sociology of Aging


    (3 S.H.)

    Aging is not merely a physical process, but a social one as well, with individual and social implications. Using sociology and social gerontology, students will study the changing roles of elders, the social problems around aging, and other topical issues. Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . Grade only. Offered annually.


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    SOC 455 - Family Violence


    (3 S.H.)

    This course employs the sociological lens to examine both micro and macro perspectives and patterns of family violence in the United States. It emphasizes an understanding of causes and effects of interpersonal violence in a familial context, as well as numerous systemic responses and strategies that attempt to address these issues. Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology  or SOC 212 - Sociology of Families . Grade only. Offered annually.


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    SOC 470 - Mediation and Conflict Resolution


    (3 S.H.)

    The course will provide an introduction to conflict management and mediation as a facilitative process for alternative dispute resolution. Basic theoretical frameworks related to conflict management will be covered and mediation skills will be developed through hands-on practice. Prerequisites: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology , senior standing in SOC/SW/CJ, and instructor’s permission. Grade only. Offered occasionally.


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    SOC 474 - Family Policy


    (3 S.H.)

    This course will examine the current state of families, family trends, and the implications of and for family policy. The process of policy formation, implementation, evaluation and advocacy will be reviewed. Emphasis will be placed on understanding a family perspective in policy-making and conducting family impact analyses. Both international and domestic policies will be discussed with an emphasis on domestic policies. Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology  or SOC 212 - Sociology of Families . Grade only. Offered occasionally.


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    SOC 480 - Variable Topics in Sociology


    (1-3 S.H.)

    A seminar course on selected topics and problems from the sociological perspective (subject to be chosen by instructor and announced before registration.) Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . Grade only. Offered when demand warrants.


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    SOC 485 - Independent Readings in Sociology


    (1-3 S.H.)

    Intended to aid the student who has a special area of interest that goes beyond formal course limits. Prerequisites: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology  and instructor permission. Grade only. Offered by arrangement.


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    SOC 487 - Special Projects in Sociology


    (1-3 S.H.)

    This opportunity is designed for the highly qualified student interested in pursuing independent research in sociology. Prerequisites: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology  and instructor permission. Grade only. Offered occasionally by arrangement.


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Sociology: Criminal Justice

  
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    SOC 210 - Crime & Justice in America


    (3 S.H.)

    An introductory course focusing on the criminal justice system in America. To develop student’s capacity to understand the concepts of crime, justice, ordered liberty, fundamental fairness and individual rights and liberties. The course will include an examination and analysis of the agencies of justice with the intent of developing skills to understand evolving methodologies for identifying and managing offenders in a pluralistic society. Meets GOAL 9. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    SOC 345 - Emergency Medical Responder for Law Enforcement


    (3 S.H.)

    A required prerequisite for law enforcement Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) license candidates in the Professional Peace Officer Education ( PPOE) program. Students will be instructed in the proper methods of medical response and assistance to medical emergencies that may be encountered during patrol or off duty. This course will be taught to the National Standards for Emergency Responders. Students passing this course will be registered on a national registry, hold a 1st responder Certificate and step towards POST License Exam eligibility. Prerequisites: senior status, instructor permission, seeking PPOE program entrance. P/NC only. Offered annually.


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    SOC 355 - Corrections


    (3 S.H.)

    An analysis of the systems and functions of corrections including the areas of administration of programs and security. Prerequisites: Admission to the Sociology-Criminal Justice program and instructor’s permission. Limited to 30 students. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    ◎ SOC 365 - Forensic Interviewing of Children


    (3 S.H.)

    This course will provide criminal justice students with a theoretical and practical knowledge of the forensic interview process as it applies to juvenile victims and witnesses. Major forensic interview protocols will be discussed, demonstrated, practiced and evaluated. Regular extemporaneous oral exercises will develop forensic interviewing and critique skills. This course is designed to meet the requirements of the oral flag. Prerequisite: SOC 210 - Crime & Justice in America . Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    SOC 387 - Field Experience Corrections


    (1-6 S.H.)

    An introductory experience designed to acquaint students with the structure, processes, and policies involved in professional human services agencies. Open to Sociology-Criminal Justice majors only. Arranged placement. Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . P/NC only. Offered each semester. Repeatable once.


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    SOC 388 - Field Experience Law Enforcement


    (1-6 S.H.)

    An introductory experience designed to acquaint students with the structure, processes, and policies involved in professional human services agencies. Open to Sociology - Criminal Justice majors only. Arranged placement. Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology . P/NC only. Offered each semester. Repeatable once.


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    SOC 404 - Law Enforcement Investigation and Communication


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is designed to introduce the student to law enforcement investigative and communication processes. The course identifies the four sources of investigative information, and provides practice in interviewing, interrogation, and investigative report writing. Prerequisites: Admission to the Sociology-Criminal Justice program and instructor’s permission. Limited to 15 students. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    SOC 405 - Models and Strategies of Intervention


    (3 S.H.)

    An in-depth study of therapeutic methodologies and skills used in the correctional services. Emphasis is on assisting individual clients and small groups with behavioral and cognitive changes. Prerequisites: Admission to the Sociology-Criminal Justice program and instructor’s permission. Limited to 20 students. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    SOC 406 - Probation and Parole


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is designed to introduce the criminal justice student to the responsibilities of probation and parole officers. This course provides knowledge of probation and parole services, skill building in supervision of offenders and practical writing skills. Prerequisites: Admission to the Sociology-Criminal Justice program and instructor’s permission. Limited to 25 students. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    △ SOC 407 - Offender Assessment and Management


    (3 S.H.)

    This course addresses the knowledge and skills required in assessing offender custody and program needs as well as the management of offenders in institutions and the community. Prerequisites: Admission to the Sociology- Criminal Justice program and instructor’s permission. Limited to 20 students. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    △ SOC 417 - Operations and Procedures in Law Enforcement


    (3 S.H.)

    Operational and procedural requirements in law enforcement including community relations, testifying and criminal investigation, the police subculture, use of force, ethics, and patrol activities. Prerequisites: Admission to the Sociology-Criminal Justice program and instructor’s permission. Limited to 30 students. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    △ SOC 418 - Criminal Law and Procedure


    (3 S.H.)

    Analysis and study of substantive criminal law and procedure from arrest through sentencing. The criminal process is examined in terms of legal steps and decision-making. Prerequisites: Admission to the Sociology-Criminal Justice program and instructor’s permission. Limited to 30 students. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    SOC 420 - Minnesota Criminal Code


    (3 S.H.)

    This course deals with an analysis of the Minnesota Criminal Code and review of POST requirements. Limited to students seeking POST certification. Prerequisites: Admission to the Sociology-Criminal Justice Law Enforcement track, △ SOC 418 - Criminal Law and Procedure , and instructor’s permission. Limited to 20 students. Grade only. Offered annually.


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    SOC 424 - Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice


    (3 S.H.)

    Consideration of selected ethical issues in criminal justice organizations. Emphasis is on examining various ethical systems of practitioners and relations with various publics. Students will be given moral dilemmas and will consider their individual value system. Grade only. Offered annually.


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    SOC 461 - Internship: Corrections


    (1-12 S.H.)

    An intensive, professionally supervised placement in a selected criminal justice organization for the purpose of providing the student with an experience that integrates knowledge, methodology, and skills in a practical setting. Prerequisites: Admission to the Sociology-Criminal Justice program, at least junior standing, and/or instructor permission. P/NC only. Offered each semester.


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    SOC 462 - Internship: Law Enforcement


    (1-12 S.H.)

    An intensive, professionally supervised placement in a selected criminal justice organization for the purpose of providing the student with an experience that integrates knowledge, methodology, and skills in a practical setting. Prerequisites: Admission to the Sociology-Criminal Justice program; at least junior standing; and/or instructor permission. P/NC only. Offered each semester.


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    SOC 478 - Seminar in Criminal Justice


    (1-3 S.H.)

    An integrated examination of the problem areas in the present criminal justice system and an analysis of potential solutions. Prerequisites: Admission to the Sociology-Criminal Justice program and instructor’s permission. Limited to 20 students. Grade only. Offered annually.


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    SOC 490 - Correctional Administration


    (3 S.H.)

    An analysis of current topics in correctional administration. A survey of theories or management styles will be examined. Prerequisites: Admission to the Sociology-Criminal Justice program and instructor’s permission. Limited to 20 students. Grade only. Offered alternate years.


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    ◎ SOC 491 - Community Policing and Administration


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is designed to assist the student in identifying and implementing a community policing philosophy using contemporary law enforcement organizational management processes. Prerequisites: Admission to the Sociology-Criminal Justice program and instructor’s permission. Limited to 25 students. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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Spanish

  
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    SPAN 101 - Elementary Spanish I


    (4 S.H.)

    Introduction to the fundamentals of grammar of the Spanish language and the Spanish-speaking world for students with little or no prior training in Spanish. Students begin developing competency in the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) through communicative activities and cultural exploration. Meets GOAL 6 (Humanities) and GOAL 8. Prerequisite: Students are encouraged to take a departmentally-approved placement test prior to registering. Grade or P/NC. Offered each semester.


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    SPAN 102 - Elementary Spanish II


    (4 S.H.)

    Continued study of the fundamentals of grammar of the Spanish language and the Spanish-speaking world. Further development of competency in the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) through communicative activities and cultural exploration. Continuation of SPAN 101. Meets GOAL 6 (Humanities) and GOAL 8. Prerequisite:   or equivalent. Grade or P/NC. Offered each semester.


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    SPAN 103 - Elementary Spanish I for Criminal Justice Law Enforcement/Corrections


    (4 S.H.)

    Introductory Spanish for Criminal Justice Law Enforcement/Corrections students with little or no prior training in Spanish. Instruction focuses on development of all four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and cultural knowledge. Offered only to those students in the Criminal Justice Law Enforcement/Corrections major. Grade or P/NC.


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    SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish I


    (4 S.H.)

    Students will continue to develop the linguistic skills and cultural knowledge needed to navigate a variety of cultural settings. Selected readings in Spanish literature and culture. Meets GOAL 6 (Humanities) and GOAL 8. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 - Elementary Spanish II  or equivalent. Grade or P/NC. Offered each semester.


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    SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II


    (4 S.H.)

    Continuation of SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish I . Students will continue to develop the linguistic skills and cultural knowledge needed to navigate a variety of cultural settings. Selected readings in Spanish literature and culture. Meets GOAL 6 (Humanities) and GOAL 8. Prerequisite: SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish I  or equivalent. Grade or P/NC. Offered each semester.


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    △ SPAN 301 - Spanish Composition and Conversation


    (4 S.H.)

    The emphasis is on class discussion and the development of critical thinking. Readings to be included are short stories by modern and classical authors. Overview of semantics and stylistics. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II  or equivalent. Grade or P/NC. Offered each semester.


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    ◎ SPAN 302 - The Culture of Spain


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is taught in Spanish and focuses on the successive phases in the development of the culture of Spain. The development of Spanish art, architecture, music and lifestyle are studied as well as the different characteristics of the individual regions of Spain. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II  or equivalent. Grade or P/NC. Offered alternate years.


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    ◎ SPAN 303 - The Culture of Latin America


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is taught in Spanish and focuses on the countries of Central and South America, a study of the pre-Columbian cultures as well as their development after the Spanish colonization: Their art, traditions, and present lifestyle and customs. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II  or equivalent. Grade or P/NC. Offered alternate years.


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    SPAN 304 - Special Topics in Hispanic Literature and Culture


    (4 S.H.)

    Directed readings in Hispanic literature and culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II  or equivalent. Grade only. Offered as needed and determined by the department. Repeatable up to eight credits as topics change.


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    SPAN 305 - Practical Phonetics


    (3 S.H.)

    The three goals for this course are to: 1) examine the Spanish language sound system (phonetics) through a linguistic-theoretical methodology, 2) develop toward native-like pronunciation, and 3) survey dialectal variation in terms of phonetic differences in socio-historical context. This course is conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II  or equivalent. Grade only. Offered as needed and determined by the department.


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    SPAN 310 - Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers


    (4 S.H.)

    This course focuses on the development of formal reading and writing skills in Spanish for students who grew up speaking at least some Spanish in the family or in immersion education. Students will examine advanced grammatical structures from a sociolinguistic viewpoint and build an appreciation for linguistic diversity. Students consider how language varieties are connected to civic responsibility. Students entering the course are assumed to have intermediate to advanced speaking proficiency in Spanish. Meets GOAL 7 and GOAL 9. Grade only. Offered annually.


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    SPAN 340 - Spanish for the Professions


    (4 S.H.)

    This course focuses on the application of Spanish language into various professions including business, tourism, health care, social work, and other professions. Emphasizes the acquisition of vocabulary for the professions and cultural knowledge to enhance professional work. Prerequisites:   or equivalent. Grade or P/NC. Offered alternate years.


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    SPAN 395 - Spanish Linguistics


    (4 S.H.)

    This course introduces students to Spanish as a linguistic system. Students will analyze how sentence structure, word formation and sound work in Spanish. They will also contrast those patterns with those of English, as well as how variations due to regional, national and socioeconomic differences inform changes in the structure of Spanish. Prerequisite:   or equivalent.   suggested but not required. Grade only. Offered annually.


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    ◆ SPAN 402 - Spanish Peninsular Literature


    (4 S.H.)

    This course is intended to study in depth the different Spanish literary genres from the middle ages to the present. By studying its foundational texts, the course is also intended to understand the historical evolution of the Spanish language as well as the different threads that woven together create what we refer to as “Spanish Culture.” Prerequisite: SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II  or equivalent. Grade only. Offered annually.


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    ◆ SPAN 403 - Latin American Literature


    (4 S.H.)

    A survey of Latin American literature from pre-colonial to contemporary literature. This course includes the study of pre-Hispanic writings (Nahautl, maya, quechua), Los Cronistas, colonial literature, Neoclassism, Romanticism, and the transition of the “gaucho epic” from the 19th to the 20th century. It also includes Modernism; the Criollismo; Post-Modernism; Magic Realism; and the Boom with writers such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carlos Fuentes, Cortazar, and Vargas Llosa; the theater; and other essay writers. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II  or equivalent. Grade or P/NC. Offered annually.


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    △ SPAN 410 - The Latino/Latina/Latinx Experience in the United States


    (3 S.H.)

    This course examines historical and current issues relevant to the Latino/Latina/Latinx population in the United States through the lens of social justice and human rights. The Latino/Latina/Latinx experience will be studied through readings, literature, film, presentations and discussions. The role of Latino/Latina/Latinx in the work force, politics and educational system are of particular focus. Readings, literature, and films will be both in English and Spanish; class discussion will be in Spanish. Spanish writing skills will be developed through content work and direct instruction. Course includes a substantive civic engagement project. Prerequisite:  , SPAN 310 - Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers , or equivalent. Corequisite: GS 468 - Civic Engagement and Leadership Conference . Grade only. Offered annually.


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Special Education

  
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    SPED 300 - Children and Youth with Exceptionalities


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is an overview of exceptionalities including disabilities and giftedness. Historical and legal foundations, philosophical and ethical perspectives, causes, characteristics, implications for individuals and their families, strategies, and services are included. Open to all majors. Sophomore status required. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    SPED 405 - Student Management Systems


    (3 S.H.)

    A study of management systems used K-12 education settings with emphasis upon preventive, proactive techniques. Management systems for general education and special education students are taught. Prerequisite: SPED 300 - Children and Youth with Exceptionalities . Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    SPED 414 - Multisensory/Comprehensive Language Arts Instruction I


    (5 S.H.)

    The first of a two-course sequence (SPED 414 and SPED 415 - Multisensory/Comprehensive Language Arts Instruction II ) in literacy methods. This first course examines the integration of reading, writing, listening, and speaking competencies in a unified literacy curriculum for learners from kindergarten through grade12. Instructional emphasis is placed upon learning the sound/symbols associations for all levels of written language including the multisensory essential teaching techniques in literacy instruction based on the original work of Orton and Gillingham. A field experience is a requirement of this course. Grade only. Offered fall semester.


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    SPED 415 - Multisensory/Comprehensive Language Arts Instruction II


    (5 S.H.)

    The second of a two-course sequence (SPED 414 and SPED 415) in literacy methods extends the examination of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing competencies into all areas of language arts. The focus will be on applying multisensory teaching techniques based on the original work of Orton and Gillingham to all the areas needed for literacy competencies. A field experience is a requirement of this course. Prerequisite: SPED 414 - Multisensory/Comprehensive Language Arts Instruction I . Grade only. Offered spring semester.


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    ◎ SPED 420 - Special Education Administrative Procedures


    (3 S.H.)

    An overview of special education delivery including finances, legislation, historical contexts, least restrictive approaches, parent involvement, and due process safeguards. Local, state and federal rules and regulations are studied as are federal legislation including IDEA, ADA, and Section 504. Prerequisite: SPED 300 - Children and Youth with Exceptionalities . Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    SPED 425 - Inclusion in Regular Classrooms


    (3 S.H.)

    Procedures for modification of the general classroom curriculum and instruction to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities. Special attention is paid to professional collaboration with general educators. Prerequisites: SPED 300 - Children and Youth with Exceptionalities  and admission to Teacher Education. Grade only. Offered each semester.


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    SPED 430 - Characteristics of Students with Disabilities


    (3 S.H.)

    This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the characteristics of students who are developmentally disabled, learning disabled, or emotionally/behaviorally disordered. Implications for planning instruction and issues related to the field of Special Education are identified. Grade only.


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    SPED 433 - Practicum DD - Moderate to Severe Developmental Disabilities


    (3 S.H.)

    This field experience covers appropriate instruction and case management for individuals with moderate to severe developmental disabilities. Students find school or community placements, such as extended school year programs, summer camps, respite care, and group homes, but must have approval and enroll before beginning the practicum. Working or volunteering with a designated supervisor, practicum students must complete a minimum of 45 contact hours. A portfolio and letter of verification are required. Prerequisite: SPED 300 - Children and Youth with Exceptionalities  and admission to Teacher Education. P/NC only. Offered fall, spring, and summer terms.


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    ◎ SPED 441 - Student Teaching for Developmental Disabilities


    (15 S.H.)

    This student teaching experience covers instruction and case management for K-12 students with mild to severe developmental disabilities. It is full-time, semester-long placement in a special education classroom under the supervision of a licensed special education teacher and a university supervisor. This is the final requirement before licensure. All coursework must be completed. P/NC only. Offered each semester.


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    ◎ SPED 446 - Student Teaching for Learning Disabilities


    (15 S.H.)

    This student teaching experience covers instruction and case management for K-12 students with specific learning disabilities. It is full-time, semester-long placement in a special education classroom under the supervision of a licensed special education teacher and a university supervisor. This is the final requirement before licensure. Prerequisites: All coursework must be completed. P/NC only. Offered each semester.


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    SPED 451 - Early Childhood Special Education Assessment, Planning, and Placement


    (4 S.H.)

    This course is designed for teacher candidates of the early childhood special education program. The course will focus on understanding referral, assessment, planning, and placement practices specific to teaching children from birth through age six who exhibit a broad range of developmental delays, disabilities, or medical complications. Prerequisites: SPED 300 - Children and Youth with Exceptionalities  and SPED 405 - Student Management Systems . Grade only. Offered annually on Rochester campus.


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    SPED 452 - Early Childhood Special Education Instructional Design and Implementation


    (4 S.H.)

    This course is designed for teacher candidates of the early childhood special education program. The course will focus on understanding how to use individual family services plans and individual education program plans to design and implement developmentally appropriate instruction for young children with developmental delays, disabilities, or medical conditions. Prerequisites: SPED 300 - Children and Youth with Exceptionalities  and SPED 405 - Student Management Systems . Grade only. Offered annually on Rochester campus.


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    SPED 454 - Early Childhood Special Education Field Experience


    (2-3 S.H.)

    This course is designed for teacher candidates of the early childhood special education program. The course will focus on the application of the standards of effective practice in teaching children with developmental delays, disabilities, or medical conditions through a variety of early and ongoing clinical experiences with infants, toddlers, and preprimary children across a range of service delivery models. Prerequisites: SPED 300 - Children and Youth with Exceptionalities  and SPED 405 - Student Management Systems . Grade only. Offered annually on Rochester campus.


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    SPED 490 - Seminar/ Workshop


    (1-3 S.H.)

    The subject matter to be developed by the Special Education Department and instructor prior to the workshop or seminar. Grade only. Offered when demand warrants. Repeatable as topics change.


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    SPED 499 - Individual Study


    (1-3 S.H.)

    Opportunity for the qualified advanced undergraduate and graduate student to work independently. Topics may include research, development of special projects, selected readings, etc. Time arranged. Prerequisites: major advisor permission. Grade or P/NC. Offered when demand warrants. Repeatable.


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    STAT 100 - Numbers and Data in Society


    (3 S.H.)

    The purpose of this course is to help students develop a better understanding of numbers and data in today’s society. Quantitative and statistical reasoning skills will be developed through a variety of topics for which numbers and data are commonly encountered (e.g., government, politics, medicine, media, advertising, and sports). A conceptual understanding of these topics and how they affect many aspects of everyday life will be emphasized. Meets GOAL 4. Grade or P/NC. Offered each semester.


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    STAT 250 - Actuarial Exam Preparation


    (2 S.H.)

    This is an independent study course designed to help students with actuarial exam preparation. Students enrolled in this course are required to take the appropriate exam at the date nearest completion of this course. Course cannot be applied toward fulfilling major or minor program requirements. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. P/NC only. Offered when demand warrants.


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