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Online & Hybrid Courses

The classes listed below are offered entirely online or as in-class/online hybrids following a special class schedule.

Online & Hybrid Courses
Online
ECON 398U Selected Topics: Connecting the Dots: Genealogy and U.S. Economic History
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week II (VI2)
June 19, 2017 through July 29, 2017
Instructor: John Zinn
CRN: 30141 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,440
Online
Description
Students will examine the major economic events from 1800 through World War II and, at the same time, explore their ancestry for three to four generations. Each student will select one ancestor as the subject for a "Life and Times" digital story, which will be created and shared with the class.

EDUC 398U Selected Topics: Instruction and Assessment in Elementary Science and Social Studies
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
May 15, 2017 through July 7, 2017
Instructor: Patricia Stohr-Hunt
CRN: 30210 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,440
Departmental approval required. Online.
Description
Continuation of the examination of core elementary science and social studies concepts and subject-specific pedagogy. Course content emphasizes instructional design and assessment, with particular attention to unit planning, development of performance-based assessments, and technology-enhanced instruction.

EDUC 517U Foundations of Education
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 5-week I (V1)
June 19, 2017 through July 22, 2017
Instructor: Shaun Dance
CRN: 30191 (section: 03B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
Departmental approval required. Online.
Summer Term: 5-week I (V1)
May 15, 2017 through June 17, 2017
Instructor: Shaun Dance
CRN: 30192 (section: 04B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. Online.
Description
Introduction to the American educational system. Explores the philosophical, sociological, historical, and political roots of schools today. Attention also given to the legal status of teachers and students, including federal and state laws and regulations, school as an organization/culture, and contemporary issues in education.

EDUC 561U Perspectives in Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 5-week I (V1)
May 15, 2017 through June 17, 2017
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 30196 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
TLP and Curr. & Inst. students only. Online.
Summer Term: 5-week I (V1)
May 15, 2017 through June 17, 2017
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 30197 (section: R02)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. Online.
Description
This course explores the concepts of Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity (GETDC), and examines their factors, measurement, and application to education. Topics include characteristics of creative individuals, barriers to creative productivity, strategies to increase creative and critical thinking, and teaching creativity in special populations of gifted learners.

EDUC 562U Special Populations of Gifted Students
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 5-week II (V2)
June 19, 2017 through July 22, 2017
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 30183 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
TLP and Curr. & Inst. students only. Online.
Summer Term: 5-week II (V2)
June 19, 2017 through July 22, 2017
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 30185 (section: R03)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. Online.
Description
This course provides a critical survey of the research, issues, policy, ethics, and practices related to culturally diverse, economically disadvantaged, limited English proficient, twice exceptional, highly gifted, or very young gifted and talented students. Includes examination of topics such as personal attitudes about diversity, identification of students from special populations, differentiated instruction for students from special populations.

EDUC 598U Selected Topics: Instruction and Assessment in Elementary Science and Social Studies
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
May 15, 2017 through July 7, 2017
Instructor: Patricia Stohr-Hunt
CRN: 30211 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
TLP students only. Online.
Description
Continuation of the examination of core elementary science and social studies concepts and subject-specific pedagogy. Course content emphasizes instructional design and assessment, with particular attention to unit planning, development of performance-based assessments, and technology-enhanced instruction.

EDUC 652U Differentiated Instruction
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
May 15, 2017 through July 7, 2017
Instructor: Mark Allan
CRN: 30206 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
Curr. & Inst. students only. Online.
Description
Introduction to differentiated instruction and examination of why it is appropriate for all learners, how to plan for it, and how to become comfortable enough with student differences to make school comfortable for every learner in the classroom.

EDUC 681U Content Specialization and Research II
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
May 15, 2017 through July 7, 2017
Instructor: Erik Laursen
CRN: 30208 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
Curr. & Inst. students only. Online.
Description
Design and implement an educational research project focusing on improving student learning, school culture, educational leadership, or other topics relevant in educational settings as well as recommendations for improvement based on research findings. Students will provide formal dissemination of research results.
Prerequisites
EDUC 680U

ENGL 354U The Global Short Story
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week I (VI1)
May 8, 2017 through June 17, 2017
Instructor: Erik Nielson
CRN: 30232 (section: 01)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,440
Online
Description
Covers the short story in a global context, examining the ways authors from a variety of eras and cultures have approached short fiction. From the dark romanticism of Hawthorne to the magical realism of Marquez - and many stops in between - the course features works with a broad range of themes, styles, and techniques, all to demonstrate the ways that short fiction has been a unique laboratory for literary experimentation and innovation. The course places an emphasis on class discussion.
Prerequisites
ADED 301U or ENGL 203U

ENGL 554U The Global Short Story
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week I (VI1)
May 8, 2017 through June 17, 2017
Instructor: Erik Nielson
CRN: 30233 (section: 01)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
Online
Description
Covers the short story in a global context, examining the ways authors from a variety of eras and cultures have approached short fiction. From the dark romanticism of Hawthorne to the magical realism of Marquez - and many stops in between - the course features works with a broad range of themes, styles, and techniques, all to demonstrate the ways that short fiction has been a unique laboratory for literary experimentation and innovation. The course places an emphasis on class discussion.

Hybrid
EDUC 555U Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 5-week I (V1)
Monday, May 15, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:45 pm
Wednesday, May 17, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:45 pm
Tuesday, May 23, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:45 pm
Tuesday, May 30, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:45 pm
Monday, June 5, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:45 pm
Wednesday, June 7, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:45 pm
Tuesday, June 13, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:45 pm
Instructor: Susan Albaugh
CRN: 30186 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
TLP and Curr. & Inst. students only. In-class/online hybrid.
Summer Term: 5-week I (V1)
Monday, May 15, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:45 pm
Wednesday, May 17, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:45 pm
Tuesday, May 23, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:45 pm
Tuesday, May 30, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:45 pm
Monday, June 5, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:45 pm
Wednesday, June 7, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:45 pm
Tuesday, June 13, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:45 pm
Instructor: Susan Albaugh
CRN: 30187 (section: R02)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. In-class/online hybrid. On-campus: Jepson 106.
Description
This course focuses on curriculum adjustments, methods and techniques, as well as classroom organization necessary for teaching gifted and talented students. Emphasis is on curriculum in gifted programs within the context of school reform and restructuring. Topics include development of learner outcomes, selection of resources, and classroom management.

EDUC 568U Successful Transition through Consultation and Collaboration
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 5-week I (V1)
May 15, 2017 through June 17, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Patricia West
CRN: 30180 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
TLP and Curr. & Inst. students only. In-class/online hybrid.
Summer Term: 5-week I (V1)
May 15, 2017 through June 17, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Patricia West
CRN: 30181 (section: R01)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. In-class/online hybrid.
Description
This course is designed to prepare teacher candidates with the ability to prepare their students and work with families to provide successful student transitions throughout the educational experience. Additionally, teacher candidates will learn strategies for successful consultation, case management and collaboration for establishing an effective school environment, postsecondary training, employment, and independent living that address an understanding of long-term planning, career development, life skills, community experiences and resources, self-advocacy, and self-determination, guardianship and legal considerations.

EDUC 570U Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 6-Week II (VI2)
July 5, 2017 through July 26, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 4:00 - 6:45 pm
Instructor: Susan Albaugh
CRN: 30171 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
Curr. & Inst. and TLP students only. In-class/online hybrid.
Summer Term: 6-Week II (VI2)
July 5, 2017 through July 26, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays: 4:00 - 6:45 pm
Instructor: Susan Albaugh
CRN: 30173 (section: R03)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. In-class/online hybrid. On-campus class sessions: Jepson 106.
Description
This course provides information on the history of exceptional students in relation to education, current law, and accepted methods for referral, assessment, and identification. It covers major program models and methods of differentiating instruction to meet the rate and level of learning of those students identified. The course gives the learner an understanding of ways to meet the affective needs of the gifted and talented student in the regular classroom and lists resources for teachers and parents who would like more information about the talented and gifted.

EDUC 598U Selected Topics: Trauma Informed Care: Response Able Paths to Grow Youth
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 5-week II (V2)
Monday, June 26, 2017; 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, June 27, 2017; 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, June 28, 2017; 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Erik Laursen
CRN: 30236 (section: 02H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. In-class/online hybrid.
Description
The course examines the influence of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences on psycho-social growth and brain development. Through reflection and practice, participants will learn response abilities to help students develop resilience and flourish. The course emphasizes relationships, character strengths, executive functions, and culture as pathways to become an intentional practitioner who focuses on positive outcomes for all children.

EDUC 598U Selected Topics: Trauma Informed Care: Response Able Paths to Grow Youth
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 5-week II (V2)
Monday, June 26, 2017; 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, June 27, 2017; 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, June 28, 2017; 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Erik Laursen
CRN: 30237 (section: 03H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
Curr. & Inst. and TLP students only. In-class/online hybrid.
Description
The course examines the influence of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences on psycho-social growth and brain development. Through reflection and practice, participants will learn response abilities to help students develop resilience and flourish. The course emphasizes relationships, character strengths, executive functions, and culture as pathways to become an intentional practitioner who focuses on positive outcomes for all children.

EDUC 598U Selected Topics: Working with English Learners (Praxis Test Prep Seminar Embedded)
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 5-week II (V2)
Monday, July 10, 2017; 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, July 11, 2017; 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017; 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday, July 13, 2017; 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday, July 14, 2017; 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Laura Kuti
CRN: 30238 (section: 04H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. In-class/online hybrid.
Description
This course will provide students with necessary information, practice, and application to prepare for the ETS PRAXIS Test: English to Speakers of Other Languages (test number 5362, the required test in Virginia to earn an add-on ESL endorsement). Content to be presented and practiced encompasses content categories of the assessment: Foundations of Linguistics, Foundations of Language Learning, Planning and Implementation of Instruction, Assessment and Evaluation, Culture, Professionalism and Advocacy.

EDUC 598U Selected Topics: Working with English Learners (Praxis Test Prep Seminar Embedded)
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 5-week II (V2)
Monday, July 10, 2017; 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, July 11, 2017; 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017; 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday, July 13, 2017; 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday, July 14, 2017; 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Laura Kuti
CRN: 30239 (section: 05H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
Curr. & Inst. and TLP students only. In-class/online hybrid.
Description
This course will provide students with necessary information, practice, and application to prepare for the ETS PRAXIS Test: English to Speakers of Other Languages (test number 5362, the required test in Virginia to earn an add-on ESL endorsement). Content to be presented and practiced encompasses content categories of the assessment: Foundations of Linguistics, Foundations of Language Learning, Planning and Implementation of Instruction, Assessment and Evaluation, Culture, Professionalism and Advocacy.

EDUC 604U Communicating and Leading
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 6-Week I (VI1)
Monday, May 8, 2017; 
4:30 - 8:30 pm
Monday, May 15, 2017; 
4:30 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, May 17, 2017; 
4:30 - 8:30 pm
Monday, May 22, 2017; 
4:30 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, May 31, 2017; 
4:30 - 8:30 pm
Monday, June 5, 2017; 
4:30 - 8:30 pm
Saturday, June 10, 2017; 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday, June 12, 2017; 
4:30 - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Jamelle Wilson
CRN: 30166 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
ELPS students only In-class/online hybrid.
Summer Term: 6-Week II (VI2)
Tuesday, June 20, 2017; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 22, 2017; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, June 27, 2017; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 29, 2017; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday, July 6, 2017; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, July 11, 2017; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, July 18, 2017; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, July 25, 2017; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
CRN: 30175 (section: 02H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
ELPS students only In-class/online hybrid.
Description
A broad review of communication as a critical skill in effective school leadership. This includes understanding how students communicate with each other and their instructors, helping students develop basic communication techniques and strategies, communicating effectively with teachers and administrators, and understanding the impact of the new communications age as well as how to effectively use it to improve communication within schools.

EDUC 632U Leading Change in Educational Settings
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week I (VI1)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017; 
5:15 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, May 16, 2017; 
5:15 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, May 23, 2017; 
5:15 - 9:15 pm
Wednesday, May 24, 2017; 
5:15 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, May 30, 2017; 
5:15 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, June 6, 2017; 
5:15 - 9:15 pm
Wednesday, June 7, 2017; 
5:15 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, June 13, 2017; 
5:15 - 9:15 pm
Wednesday, June 14, 2017; 
5:15 - 9:15 pm
Instructor: Autumn Nabors
CRN: 30167 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
ELPS students only In-class/online hybrid.
Description
This course will focus on identifying new trends in schools and education policy as well as preparing for and successfully embracing change. This includes demographic shifts, the impact of globalization and the computer age, the evolving relationship between schools and their greater communities, implementing new policy, and ensuring successful transitions to changes involving policy, personnel, and student body.

EDUC 634U Context of Educational Public Policy and Politics
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week I (VI1)
Thursday, May 11, 2017; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday, May 18, 2017; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday, May 25, 2017; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, May 27, 2017; 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday, June 1, 2017; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 3, 2017; 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday, June 8, 2017; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 15, 2017; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Thomas Shields
CRN: 30168 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
ELPS students only In-class/online hybrid.
Description
A survey of contemporary issues and legislation affecting education policy. Includes review of current and emerging issues, strategies for influencing policy, and techniques for adopting new policy into current school culture and process.

EDUC 680U Content Specialization and Research I
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
May 18, 2017 through July 6, 2017
Thursdays: 4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Laura Kuti
CRN: 30207 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
Curr. & Inst. students only. In-class/online hybrid.
Description
Review of basic knowledge and skills required for reading, interpreting, and evaluating, followed by the examination of step-by-step procedures for planning, implementing, and evaluating classroom research.

GSCI 301U The Role of Science and Technology in Shaping the Modern Era
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week I (VI1)
May 8, 2017 through June 17, 2017
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Eugene Maurakis
CRN: 30217 (section: 01U)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,880
Richmond Weekend College students only. In-class/online hybrid. Departmental approval required.
Description
The opportunities and perils of scientific inquiry.

IDST 495U Capstone Course: Senior Seminar
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 6-Week I (VI1)
May 8, 2017 through June 17, 2017
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Lawrence Drinkwater
CRN: 30130 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,880
Richmond Weekend College students only. In-class/online hybrid. Departmental approval required.
Summer Term: 6-Week I (VI1)
May 8, 2017 through June 17, 2017
Fridays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturdays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: Cheryl Huff
CRN: 30131 (section: 02H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,880
Germanna Weekend College students only. In-class/online hybrid. Departmental approval required.
Description
Capstone course for Weekend College.

NPS 598U Selected Topics: International NGOs
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week I (VI1)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017; 
5:30 - 6:45 pm
Tuesday, May 16, 2017; 
5:30 - 6:45 pm
Tuesday, May 23, 2017; 
5:30 - 6:45 pm
Tuesday, May 30, 2017; 
5:30 - 6:45 pm
Tuesday, June 6, 2017; 
5:30 - 6:45 pm
Tuesday, June 13, 2017; 
5:30 - 6:45 pm
Thursday, June 15, 2017; 
5:30 - 6:45 pm
Instructor: Staff
CRN: 30129 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
In-class/online hybrid.
Description
This course will introduce the students to international NGOs and offer an in-depth perspective of their operation, as organizations; working in a political and social context. Using an experiential learning model, we will delve into examining particular NGOs and how they work, their governance mechanisms and the power dynamics; as they navigate local and global dynamics. We begin with a brief overview of the evolution of the international humanitarian movement and quickly delve into the complex dynamics of governance, accountability and transparency. The course will also incorporate problem analysis and determining how/whether INGOs and their constituent programs are addressing the problems they seek to address.
Selected topics in nonprofit studies.

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