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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
EDUC 517U Foundations of Education
Course Offerings (3)
August 28, 2017 through December 16, 2017
Instructor: Shaun Dance
CRN: 16342 (section: 02B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
Departmental approval required. Online.
August 28, 2017 through December 16, 2017
Instructor: Shaun Dance
CRN: 16343 (section: 04B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. Online.
August 28, 2017 through December 16, 2017
Instructor: Shaun Dance
CRN: 17354 (section: 03B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
TLP students 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. Explores professionalism, ethics, performance standards, and integrity for teachers.

EDUC 561U Perspectives in Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity
Course Offerings (2)
August 28, 2017 through December 16, 2017
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 16797 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
TLP and Curr. & Inst. students only. Online.
August 28, 2017 through December 16, 2017
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 17355 (section: 02B)
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)
August 28, 2017 through December 16, 2017
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 16329 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
TLP and Curr. & Inst. students only. Online.
August 28, 2017 through December 16, 2017
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 17357 (section: 02B)
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.

ENGL 399U Independent Study
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 16, 2017
Instructor: Erik Nielson
CRN: 16858 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,440
Departmental approval required. Online.
Prerequisites
BALA students: ADED 301U; BLA students: ENGL 203U.

IDST 305U Understanding Culture and Language II
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 16, 2017
Tuesdays: 7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Erik Nielson
CRN: 15067 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,440
Departmental approval required. Online. Select in-class sessions TBD.
Description
Understanding Language and Culture II is designed to offer students an examination of the importance of language as the most critical component of a peoples' common culture and the key to understanding it. In the context of our pluralistic American society and the rapid globalization taking place in today's world such understanding of the relationship between language and the perspectives, practices, and products of cultures is increasingly important politically, economically, and socially.

MLA 570U Independent Research
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 16, 2017
Instructor: Erik Nielson
CRN: 16859 (section: 02B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
Departmental approval required. Online.

PHIL 303U Beyond Death
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 16, 2017
Instructor: Daniel Zelinski
CRN: 17365 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,440
Online.
Description
Is there any evidence to support claims of life after death? This course will begin with a critical examination of some of the purported evidence, based on claims of: Reincarnation, Mediumship, and Near Death Experiences. Philosophical underpinnings of the question will also be studied: What could count as evidence of life after death? What specifically about ourselves do we believe (or want to believe) survives death? What is a human soul? Finally, an examination of the psychological and moral implications of the belief in life after death will be made: Is it necessary or helpful for alleviating anxiety concerning death? Is there anything morally wrong with maintaining beliefs that are not supported by empirical evidence? Is belief in immortality necessary for a meaningful life?

PHIL 503U Beyond Death
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 16, 2017
Instructor: Daniel Zelinski
CRN: 17369 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
Online.
Description
Is there any evidence to support claims of life after death? This course will begin with a critical examination of some of the purported evidence, based on claims of: Reincarnation, Mediumship, and Near Death Experiences. Philosophical underpinnings of the question will also be studied: What could count as evidence of life after death? What specifically about ourselves do we believe (or want to believe) survives death? What is a human soul? Finally, an examination of the psychological and moral implications of the belief in life after death will be made: Is it necessary or helpful for alleviating anxiety concerning death? Is there anything morally wrong with maintaining beliefs that are not supported by empirical evidence? Is belief in immortality necessary for a meaningful life?

Hybrid
ADED 300U Knowledge Management - Methods of Learning and Thinking
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through October 14, 2017
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Carrie Ludovico
CRN: 11741 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,880
Weekend College. Departmental approval required. In-class/online hybrid.
Description
Exploring techniques of learning and developing access skills and opportunities for critical thinking.

EDUC 570U Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers
Course Offerings (2)
Monday, August 28, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, September 11, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, September 18, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, October 9, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, October 30, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, November 13, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, November 27, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, December 4, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Joseph Douglas
CRN: 17360 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Monday, August 28, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, September 11, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, September 18, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, October 9, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, October 30, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, November 13, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, November 27, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, December 4, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Joseph Douglas
CRN: 17361 (section: 02H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
TLP and Curr. & Inst. students only. In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled. On-campus location: North Court 202.
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: ST: Creating Access for Diverse Learners
Course Offerings (1)
Thursday, August 31, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, September 14, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, October 12, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, October 26, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, November 30, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, December 7, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Nora Bryant
CRN: 17350 (section: 02H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
TLP and Curr. & Inst. students only. In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
This course provides students with critical information and hands-on practice regarding the development and implementation of the Individual Education Program (IEP), the federally required document that describes all the components of special education services and safeguards for students with disabilities. Participants will learn regulatory background, essential components, procedural requirements, implementation practices, and monitoring strategies that support effective IEP implementation and lead to positive student outcomes. Participants will analyze and evaluate IEPs, gaining expertise in IEP development and implementation.

EDUC 598U Selected Topics: ST: Creating Access for Diverse Learners
Course Offerings (1)
Thursday, August 31, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, September 14, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, October 12, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, October 26, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, November 30, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, December 7, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Nora Bryant
CRN: 17351 (section: 03H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled. On-campus location: North Court 103.
Description
This course provides students with critical information and hands-on practice regarding the development and implementation of the Individual Education Program (IEP), the federally required document that describes all the components of special education services and safeguards for students with disabilities. Participants will learn regulatory background, essential components, procedural requirements, implementation practices, and monitoring strategies that support effective IEP implementation and lead to positive student outcomes. Participants will analyze and evaluate IEPs, gaining expertise in IEP development and implementation.

EDUC 680U Content Specialization and Research I
Course Offerings (1)
Thursday, September 7, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, September 21, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, October 19, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, November 16, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, November 30, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, December 7, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Laura Kuti
CRN: 16787 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
Curr. & Inst. students only. In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
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.

EDUC 681U Content Specialization and Research II
Course Offerings (1)
Wednesday, August 30, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Wednesday, September 20, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Wednesday, November 15, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Erik Laursen
CRN: 13855 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
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

HRM 343U Human Resource Management
Course Offerings (1)
Wednesday, August 30, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Wednesday, September 6, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Wednesday, September 13, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Wednesday, November 15, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Wednesday, November 29, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Wednesday, December 6, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Instructor: Gretchen Flynn
CRN: 11692 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,440
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
Survey of traditional human resources functions and their relation to effective personnel and organizational results. Examines recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, collective bargaining, labor relations, training, human resource and management development, salary administration, and promotions and their relationship to communication, motivation, and leadership in organization.

HRM 398U Selected Topics: ST: Managing Risk in HR
Course Offerings (1)
Thursday, August 31, 2017; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, September 7, 2017; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, September 21, 2017; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, October 12, 2017; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, October 26, 2017; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, November 16, 2017; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, November 30, 2017; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Thursday, December 7, 2017; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Instructor: Wallace Harris
CRN: 17341 (section: 02H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,440
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
This course looks at managing risk across the organization with a special emphasis on human capital. Focuses on the human resource manager's role in enterprise risk management and managing human capital risk.

HUM 300U Applied Ethics
Course Offerings (1)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, September 26, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, October 24, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, November 7, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, November 21, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 
6:30 - 9:15 pm
Instructor: Linda Thornton
CRN: 16245 (section: 1)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,440
In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
Examination of ethical choices, omissions, dilemmas and crises faced by individuals and organizations in the nonprofit, government, corporate, media, technology, environmental, and sports sectors. Use of ethics theories and the law as a framework to analyze case studies. This course will foster skills in ethical reasoning by encouraging students to analyze critically the consequences of individual and collective actions.
Prerequisites
ENGL 201U

IDST 306U Understanding Culture and Language
Course Offerings (1)
October 20, 2017 through December 9, 2017
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Elisabeth Wray
CRN: 17372 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,880
Weekend College. Department approval required. In-class/online hybrid.
Description
Understanding Language and Culture is designed to offer students an examination of the importance of language as the most critical component of a peoples' common culture and the key to understanding it. In the context of our pluralistic American society and the rapid globalization taking place in today's world such understanding of the relationship between language and the perspectives, practices, and products of cultures is increasingly important politically, economically, and socially.

MGMT 345U Business Literacy
Course Offerings (1)
October 20, 2017 through December 9, 2017
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Thomas Gates
CRN: 11788 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,880
Weekend College. Departmental approval required. In-class/online hybrid.
Description
Providing an overview of the issues facing those involved in domestic and international commerce.

NPS 590U Integrative Seminar
Course Offerings (1)
Wednesday, August 30, 2017; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Wednesday, September 13, 2017; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2017; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Wednesday, November 15, 2017; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Wednesday, November 29, 2017; 
5:50 - 8:35 pm
Instructor: Andrew Schoeneman
CRN: 16857 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,800
Departmental approval required. In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled. Pre- or co-req.: NPS 501U.
Description
Integrative seminar with community-based learning project (or critical issues facing nonprofits). This course integrates the skills and knowledge obtained within the curriculum.
Prerequisites
NPS 501U and NPS 520U

PLSC 301U The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through October 14, 2017
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: James Narduzzi
CRN: 16813 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $2,880
Weekend College. Departmental approval required. In-class/online hybrid.
Description
Exploring the history and importance of civic participation in the American tradition. Service learning component.

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