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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: Economics and the Global Village
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through May 8, 2020
Instructor: John Zinn
CRN: 27756 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,530
Online
Description
This course considers the diversity of world cultures and international issues confronting decision-makers. We will explore both historic and contemporary economic issues as we develop a broader understanding of global interdependence.

EDUC 562U Special Populations of Gifted Students
Course Offerings (2)
January 13, 2020 through May 8, 2020
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 27791 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,920
Online
January 13, 2020 through May 8, 2020
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 27791pde (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Online. Educators seeking professional development only.
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: Working with English Language Learners
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through May 8, 2020
Instructor: Laura Kuti
CRN: 27797 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,920
Online
Description
Schedule TBA

EDUC 598U Selected Topics: Working with English Language Learners
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through May 8, 2020
Instructor: Laura Kuti
CRN: 27797pde (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Online. Educators seeking professional development only.
Description
Schedule TBA

HUM 398U Selected Topics: Introduction to Iconology
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through May 8, 2020
Instructor: Cathy Herweyer
CRN: 27760 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,530
Online
Description
The modern world is filled with symbols and signs used to communicate an abundance of information. Art, literature, music, advertising, editorial pages, computer games, and movies all contain pictures or words that convey specific messages for those who can decipher and understand. Everyday conversation is filled with these: 'he looks as if he's carrying the world on his shoulders' (the story of Atlas); 'the siren song of money led to Enron's fall' (the Odyssey); 'she was tantalizingly close to achieving her goal of becoming poet laureate when the committee echoed an earlier decision that her narcissism was unseemly and awarded the golden apple to another' (the stories of Tantalus, Apollo and Daphne, Echo and Narcissus, the Golden Apples of Hesperides, the Judgment of Paris). This class explores many of the sources of the symbols used in art, literature, and music. During the semester, each student will be sent on several journeys to discover what lies beneath what we see, read, and hear. Students will gain a more comprehensive understanding of how we have, over millennia, created layers of meaning through symbols, symbolic language, and stories with universal messages.

PHIL 306U Religion and Science: Examining Big Questions
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through May 8, 2020
Instructor: Daniel Zelinski
CRN: 27763 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,530
Online. Fulfills IDST 301U requirement for BALA.
Description
Throughout history, humans have appealed to religion to understand the universe and our place in it. In the eyes of many, modern science has taken over this role. But, are science and religion locked in a mortal struggle, or are they completely separate domains of the human experience, or are there actually points of concordance between the two? This course examines the relationship between religion and science, exploring the apparent conflicts in their methodologies and answers to life's biggest questions, including: the origin of everything, the nature of the self, the prospects of life after death, the existence of nature of the "Sacred," the foundation of morals, the essence of a "meaningful life," and the role of faith and reason in our lives.

PHIL 506U Religion and Science: Examining Big Questions
Course Offerings (1)
January 13, 2020 through May 8, 2020
Instructor: Daniel Zelinski
CRN: 27764 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,920
Online
Description
Throughout history, humans have appealed to religion to understand the universe and our place in it. In the eyes of many, modern science has taken over this role. But, are science and religion locked in a mortal struggle, or are they completely separate domains of the human experience, or are there actually points of concordance between the two? This course examines the relationship between religion and science, exploring the apparent conflicts in their methodologies and answers to life's biggest questions, including: the origin of everything, the nature of the self, the prospects of life after death, the existence of nature of the "Sacred," the foundation of morals, the essence of a "meaningful life," and the role of faith and reason in our lives.

Hybrid
ECON 507U Labor Economics
Course Offerings (1)
Thursday, January 16, 2020; 
5:50 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, February 6, 2020; 
5:50 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, February 13, 2020; 
5:50 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, February 20, 2020; 
5:50 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, February 27, 2020; 
5:50 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, March 19, 2020; 
5:50 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, April 16, 2020; 
5:50 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, April 23, 2020; 
5:50 - 8:30 pm
CRN: 23033 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,920
In-class/online hybrid; in-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
A survey course that introduces students to the general economic principles that guide the nation's economy and influences HRM. Topics will include such things as inflation, exchange rates, consumer price index, and supply and demand. Focus will placed on how economic variables influence such things as supply of labor, compensation, recruitment, and retention.

EDUC 317U Foundations of Education
Course Offerings (1)
Thursday, January 16, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, January 23, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, February 6, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, February 27, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, March 26, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, April 9, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, April 23, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Robert Spires
CRN: 23938 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,530
In-class/online hybrid; in-class sessions as scheduled. Departmental approval required.
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 398U Selected Topics
Course Offerings (1)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Wednesday, January 29, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Wednesday, February 12, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Wednesday, February 26, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Wednesday, March 18, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Wednesday, April 1, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Wednesday, April 15, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Tammy Milby
CRN: 27796 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,530
In-class/online hybrid; in-class sessions as scheduled.

EDUC 517U Foundations of Education
Course Offerings (2)
Thursday, January 16, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, January 23, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, February 6, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, February 27, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, March 26, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, April 9, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, April 23, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Robert Spires
CRN: 20163 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,920
In-class/online hybrid; in-class sessions as scheduled. TLP & MT students only.
Thursday, January 16, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, January 23, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, February 6, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, February 27, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, March 26, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, April 9, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, April 23, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Robert Spires
CRN: 20163pde (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
In-class/online hybrid; in-class sessions as scheduled. Educators seeking professional development only. Location: North Court 202.
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 547U Content-Specific Teaching Methods for Secondary Schools
Course Offerings (1)
Monday, January 20, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, February 3, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, February 24, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, March 2, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, March 30, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, April 20, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, April 27, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Robert Spires
CRN: 27790 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,920
In-class/online hybrid; in-class sessions as scheduled. TLP & MT students only.
Description
In-depth exploration of content-specific teaching techniques for planning, teaching and assessing in the middle and secondary classroom. This course combines lecture-based course instruction with in-field experience with content-based teachers in middle and secondary classroom settings.

EDUC 573U Trauma Informed Practices in Schools
Course Offerings (2)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, January 28, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, February 4, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, February 11, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, March 17, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, March 31, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, April 7, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, April 14, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Erik Laursen
CRN: 27800 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,920
In-class/online hybrid; in-class sessions as scheduled.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, January 28, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, February 4, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, February 11, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, March 17, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, March 31, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, April 7, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, April 14, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Erik Laursen
CRN: 27800pde (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
In-class/online hybrid; in-class sessions as scheduled. Educators seeking professional development only. Location: Weinstein Hall 306.
Description
In-depth examination of the influence of adverse childhood experience and adverse community environments on psycho-social growth and brain development in young people. Emphasizes developing responsive practices to support children in overcoming adversity and thriving. Includes solution-finding practices that can be used as crisis intervention, behavior support, co-creation of positive outcomes, and clarification of young people's hope for the future. Project will be incorporated into the course with emphasis placed on reflection and practice.

EDUC 620U Children's Literature
Course Offerings (2)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Wednesday, January 29, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Wednesday, February 12, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Wednesday, February 26, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Wednesday, March 18, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Wednesday, April 1, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Wednesday, April 15, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Tammy Milby
CRN: 27795 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,920
In-class/online hybrid; in-class sessions as scheduled.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Wednesday, January 29, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Wednesday, February 12, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Wednesday, February 26, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Wednesday, March 18, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Wednesday, April 1, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Wednesday, April 15, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Tammy Milby
CRN: 27795pde (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
In-class/online hybrid; in-class sessions as scheduled. Educators seeking professional development only. Location: North Court 201.
Description
The course provides a survey of children's literature with emphasis on recent trends and evaluative criteria used in selecting books based on school and recreational needs and interests of young readers. Course participants will explore multiple genres, including historical fiction, realistic fiction, fantasy, traditional literature, nonfiction, and multicultural, and ways of integrating these books into curricula.

EDUC 680U Content Specialization and Research I
Course Offerings (1)
Thursday, January 23, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, February 6, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, February 20, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, March 5, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, April 2, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Thursday, April 16, 2020; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Laura Kuti
CRN: 26897 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,920
In-class/online hybrid; in-class sessions as scheduled. Curr. & Inst. students only.
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)
Thursday, January 23, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, January 30, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, February 6, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, February 13, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, March 19, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, March 26, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, April 9, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, April 16, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Erik Laursen
CRN: 27799 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,920
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

ENGL 398U Selected Topics: The Voice of Hip-Hop in America
Course Offerings (1)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, January 28, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, February 11, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, February 18, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, March 3, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, March 24, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, April 7, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: Erik Nielson
CRN: 28172 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,530
In-class/online hybrid; in-class sessions as scheduled. Prerequisite: ADED 301U
Description
This course examines hip hop as a social, political, and artistic movement that has given rise to the most influential form of music to emerge from the U.S. in the last 50 years. We will begin by considering hip hops historical, cultural, and political context, looking in particular at the unique social conditions that created the environment for its early development. We will then focus on rap music, the most significant element of hip hop, drawing on a wide range of folklore, music, literature, and popular culture to do so. Once we have considered the various strands of black culture reflected in rap music, we will turn to an examination of rap in its current form(s), considering the evolution of, and formal differences between, various subtypes (e.g., gangsta, socially-conscious, etc.). We will also look in detail at the way rap music is produced and marketed and what this can tell us about the major shifts in popular culture that hip hop has created and responded to. Finally, we will consider the way rap and hip hop have served as vehicles for political activism and grassroots organizing, particularly in the last decade.

ENGL 598U Selected Topics: Business and Professional Communications
Course Offerings (1)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, February 4, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, February 25, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, March 17, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, March 31, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, April 14, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, April 21, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: Daniel Hocutt
CRN: 27752 (section: 02H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,920
In-class/online hybrid, in-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
Introduces a rhetorical approach to the techniques and types of communication in professional contexts, including correspondence and reports. Designed to strengthen skills of effective business and professional communication in oral and written modes across multiple media. Prepares students to write professionally for audiences within and outside a corporation or nonprofit enterprise.

ENGL 598U Selected Topics: The Voice of Hip-Hop in America
Course Offerings (1)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, January 28, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, February 11, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, February 18, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, March 3, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, March 24, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Tuesday, April 7, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: Erik Nielson
CRN: 28173 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,920
In-class/online hybrid; in-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
This course examines hip hop as a social, political, and artistic movement that has given rise to the most influential form of music to emerge from the U.S. in the last 50 years. We will begin by considering hip hops historical, cultural, and political context, looking in particular at the unique social conditions that created the environment for its early development. We will then focus on rap music, the most significant element of hip hop, drawing on a wide range of folklore, music, literature, and popular culture to do so. Once we have considered the various strands of black culture reflected in rap music, we will turn to an examination of rap in its current form(s), considering the evolution of, and formal differences between, various subtypes (e.g., gangsta, socially-conscious, etc.). We will also look in detail at the way rap music is produced and marketed and what this can tell us about the major shifts in popular culture that hip hop has created and responded to. Finally, we will consider the way rap and hip hop have served as vehicles for political activism and grassroots organizing, particularly in the last decade.

IDST 310U The Examined Life
Course Offerings (1)
March 2, 2020 through April 24, 2020
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Marcus Forbes
CRN: 20004 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $3,060
In-class/online hybrid; in-class sessions as scheduled. Weekend College students only.
Description
Exploring human behavior and the uniqueness of the human condition.

ISYS 302U Local Area Networks
Course Offerings (1)
Saturday, January 18, 2020; 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, February 1, 2020; 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, February 15, 2020; 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, February 29, 2020; 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, March 7, 2020; 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, March 21, 2020; 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, April 4, 2020; 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, April 18, 2020; 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Anthony Burruss
CRN: 27492 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 4
Fee: $2,040
In-class/online hybrid; in-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
Junior-level course on concepts of shared and switched media local area networking including Ethernet (802.3), and Wireless (802.11). Topics include LAN definition, use, topologies, media, standards, network interface cards, protocols, repeaters, hubs, bridges, switches, and routers. Discussions include network design, the OSI Model, design rules, component selection, administration, management and TCP/IP. Students may present research projects on various networking topics.
Prerequisites
College writing and mathematics and foundation course work or experience in IT.

LA 302U The Judicial System
Course Offerings (1)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, January 29, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, February 12, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, February 26, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, March 4, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, March 18, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, April 1, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Wednesday, April 15, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: Jana Leonard
CRN: 26936 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,530
In-class/online hybrid; in-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
Structure and meaning of courts and their jurisdiction, procedure, and appeal; history and introduction to judicial process.

RELG 398U Selected Topics: Beyond Civilization: An Adventure of the Heart and Mind
Course Offerings (1)
Thursday, January 16, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Thursday, January 30, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Thursday, February 13, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Thursday, February 27, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Thursday, March 5, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Thursday, March 19, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Thursday, April 2, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Thursday, April 16, 2020; 
6:30 - 9:10 pm
Instructor: Roger Mancastroppa
CRN: 27766 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,530
In-class/online hybrid; in-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
This seminar glimpses the foundational thinking that created our global civilization. We will critically inquire into the structures of societies as they transformed from hunter-gather, and the role of religious culture in this structural shift toward civilization. We will examine how our cultural and religious concepts shape our understanding of nature and ourselves. We will take a critical view toward the conceptual framework of the Enlightenment and its resulting attitudes toward nature and technology, questioning common perceptions and absolutes - and bring openness toward differing world views as we examine the cultural role of religion as it changes structurally over the millennia.

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