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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
BIOL 398U Selected Topics: Ecotourism
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week II (VI2)
June 22, 2020 through August 1, 2020
Instructor: Mary Finley-Brook
CRN: 30140 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,590
Online
Description
Ecotourism integrates environmental protection, education, empowerment, local livelihoods, and responsible travel. The study of ecotourism allows students to document and analyze complex interactions between society and nature.

EDUC 317U Foundations of Education
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 5-week II (V2)
June 22, 2020 through July 25, 2020
Instructor: Bob Spires
CRN: 30167 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,590
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 343U Assessment and Evaluation in Education
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
May 18, 2020 through July 10, 2020
Instructor: Laura Kuti
CRN: 30080 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,590
Online
Description
Introduction to testing, measurement, and evaluation related to instruction, the construction and use of teacher-made tests, a survey of standardized tests, test interpretation, and basic statistical procedures.

EDUC 517U Foundations of Education
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 5-week II (V2)
June 22, 2020 through July 25, 2020
Instructor: Bob Spires
CRN: 30168 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
Online
Summer Term: 5-week II (V2)
June 22, 2020 through July 25, 2020
Instructor: Bob Spires
CRN: 30168 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Online. Educators seeking professional development only.
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 543U Assessment and Evaluation in Education
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
May 18, 2020 through July 10, 2020
Instructor: Laura Kuti
CRN: 30081 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
Online
Description
Introduction to testing, measurement, and evaluation related to instruction, the construction and use of teacher-made tests, a survey of standardized tests, test interpretation, and basic statistical procedures.

EDUC 563U Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted Student
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 5-week I (V1)
May 18, 2020 through June 20, 2020
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 30089 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
Online
Summer Term: 5-week I (V1)
May 18, 2020 through June 20, 2020
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 30089 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Online. Educators seeking professional development only.
Description
This course examines the social, emotional, and psychological aspects of gifted children, adolescents, and adults. The course reviews current literature on affective growth and potential adjustment issues such as self-concept, self-acceptance and understanding, peer relations, and perfectionism. Family relations and potential sources of problems such as underachievement and career and college planning are also included. Classroom adjustments to facilitate development will also be reviewed.

EDUC 570U Foundations of Gifted Education
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 5-week II (V2)
Monday, June 22, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, June 23, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Wednesday, June 24, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, June 25, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, June 29, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Wednesday, July 1, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, July 2, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, July 6, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, July 9, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, July 20, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, July 23, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Joseph Douglas
CRN: 30090 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
Online. Synchronous online class sessions as scheduled.
Summer Term: 5-week II (V2)
Monday, June 22, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Tuesday, June 23, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Wednesday, June 24, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, June 25, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, June 29, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Wednesday, July 1, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, July 2, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, July 6, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, July 9, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Monday, July 20, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Thursday, July 23, 2020; 
4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Joseph Douglas
CRN: 30090 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Online. Synchronous online class sessions as scheduled. Educators seeking professional development only.
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 574U Understanding and Implementing the IEP
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
May 18, 2020 through July 10, 2020
Instructor: Allison Brenning
CRN: 30088 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
Online
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
May 18, 2020 through July 10, 2020
Instructor: Allison Brenning
CRN: 30088 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Online. Educators seeking professional development only.
Description
This course provides students with critical information and hands-on practice regarding the developmentvand 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: Strategies for Teaching Writing
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 5-week II (V2)
June 22, 2020 through July 25, 2020
Instructor: Tammy Milby
CRN: 30083 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
Online
Description
Course participants will reflect on the best practices and research related to teaching writing effectively. The course includes an in-depth look at writing workshop and considers teaching strategies focusing on the steps of the writing process and different forms of writing (narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive, and informational). Class sessions focus on discovering inspiring teaching strategies for classroom practice. Participants will also explore the connection between reading and writing instruction and learn how to include writing across the content areas.

EDUC 598U Selected Topics: Strategies for Teaching Writing
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 5-week II (V2)
June 22, 2020 through July 25, 2020
Instructor: Tammy Milby
CRN: 30083 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Online. Educators seeking professional development only.
Description
Course participants will reflect on the best practices and research related to teaching writing effectively. The course includes an in-depth look at writing workshop and considers teaching strategies focusing on the steps of the writing process and different forms of writing (narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive, and informational). Class sessions focus on discovering inspiring teaching strategies for classroom practice. Participants will also explore the connection between reading and writing instruction and learn how to include writing across the content areas.

EDUC 652U Differentiated Instruction
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
May 18, 2020 through July 10, 2020
Instructor: Mark Allan
CRN: 30085 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
Online
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
May 18, 2020 through July 10, 2020
Instructor: Mark Allan
CRN: 30085 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Online. Educators seeking professional development only.
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.

ENGL 354U The Global Short Story
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week I (VI1)
May 11, 2020 through June 20, 2020
Instructor: D. Nielson
CRN: 30104 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,590
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

ENGL 398U Selected Topics: From Sleuths to Cyborgs
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week II (VI2)
June 22, 2020 through August 1, 2020
Instructor: Meghan Rosatelli
CRN: 30106 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,590
Online. Prerequisite: ADED 301U.
Description
The rapidly evolving culture of twentieth century America left behind a trove of cultural artifacts that continue to influence the twenty-first century. In this course, we will explore fiction and non-fiction texts, films, artwork, and events that celebrate "low" culture. These popular culture texts often reflect the social and political zeitgeist of the time through humor, fantasy, or reality and help to define the past while illuminating our future.

ENGL 554U The Global Short Story
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week I (VI1)
May 11, 2020 through June 20, 2020
Instructor: D. Nielson
CRN: 30105 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
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.

ENGL 598U Selected Topics: From Sleuths to Cyborgs
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week II (VI2)
June 22, 2020 through August 1, 2020
Instructor: Meghan Rosatelli
CRN: 30107 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
Online
Description
The rapidly evolving culture of twentieth century America left behind a trove of cultural artifacts that continue to influence the twenty-first century. In this course, we will explore fiction and non-fiction texts, films, artwork, and events that celebrate "low" culture. These popular culture texts often reflect the social and political zeitgeist of the time through humor, fantasy, or reality and help to define the past while illuminating our future.

FIN 398U Selected Topics: Personal Finance
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 5-week II (V2)
June 22, 2020 through July 25, 2020
Instructor: Thomas Arnold
CRN: 30139 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,590
Online
Description
Introduces the analytic skills, logical thought processes, and the information literacy necessary for making personal financial decisions. Introduces topics that include: the time value of money, loan assessment, investment vehicles, insurance, taxation, and basic financial and retirement planning.

HIST 398U Selected Topics: Virginia History, Government and Politics
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 5-week II (V2)
May 11, 2020 through June 20, 2020
Instructor: Joel Hanel
CRN: 30172 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 1
Fee: $1,590
Online
Description
Examination of the Commonwealth of Virginia's past, present, and future through historical and social science lenses. Explores key events, people, patterns, institutions to understand social, cultural and political behavior and movements in the state.

HRM 467U International Human Resource Management
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 12-Week (XII)
May 11, 2020 through August 1, 2020
Instructor: Gretchen Flynn
CRN: 30108 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,590
Online
Description
This course allows the student to place the role of HRM within a global perspective and demonstrates the borderless and fluid workforce which is emerging today. Aspects of the course will include issues such as outsourcing, worker visas, multi-national companies, cultural differences, immigration patterns and other global issues effecting HRM efforts today.
Prerequisites
Complete a minimum of 18 hours in the HRM curriculum to include HRM 343U before enrolling.

JOUR 398U Selected Topics: Journalism in the Movies and TV
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 5-week II (V2)
June 22, 2020 through July 25, 2020
Instructor: Thomas Mullen
CRN: 30138 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,590
Online
Description
Journalists occupy an unusual position in popular culture, particularly in movies and television. They are at times vilified, lamented or celebrated. Their characters are often exaggerated or embellished. In this course, we will explore the ways that journalists and journalism are portrayed in general circulation movies and television. We will discuss in detail the impact of those portrayals to shape the popular perception of the impact of journalism and the journalist in society.

PLSC 398U Selected Topics: Virginia History, Government and Politics
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 5-week II (V2)
May 11, 2020 through June 20, 2020
Instructor: Joel Hanel
CRN: 30171 (section: 01B)
Semester hours: 1
Fee: $1,590
Online
Description
Examination of the Commonwealth of Virginia's past, present, and future through historical and social science lenses. Explores key events, people, patterns, institutions to understand social, cultural and political behavior and movements in the state.

Hybrid
EDUC 318U Diverse Learners and Human Growth and Development
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
May 18, 2020 through July 10, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Laura Kuti
CRN: 30068 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,590
In-class/online hybrid. Tuesdays online (synchronous video), Thursdays on campus.
Description
Introduces students to the wide range of diversity that exists in schools today. Explores diverse learning styles and students' needs, and connections to cultures, communities, and family values as well as student support through trauma informed care. Provides theoretical underpinnings and contemporary perspective on critical issues, professional practices, and state and federal laws influencing the teaching of students with diverse learning needs, including specific learning disabilities (SLD) such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and auditory processing disorders.

EDUC 324U Reading Foundations for Early Literacy Instruction
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 5-week I (V1)
May 18, 2020 through June 20, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Tammy Milby
CRN: 30074 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,590
In-class/online hybrid. In-class meetings as scheduled.
Description
In-depth examination of the teaching methods, literacy concepts and development, and materials which are utilized to support and scaffold children's literacy acquisition from birth to the primary grades. Addresses a foundational understanding of the components of reading including phonemic awareness, concepts of print, phonics, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and writing. Examines early literacy assessment tools and how to implement interventions for diverse learners. Investigates language development, children's literature, and classroom strategies for early literacy instruction.

EDUC 518U Diverse Learners and Human Growth and Development
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
May 18, 2020 through July 10, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Laura Kuti
CRN: 30069 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
In-class/online hybrid. Tuesdays online (synchronous video), Thursdays on campus.
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
May 18, 2020 through July 10, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Laura Kuti
CRN: 30069 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
In-class/online hybrid. Tuesdays online (synchronous video), Thursdays on campus. Educators seeking professional development only.
Description
Introduces students to the wide range of diversity that exists in schools today. Explores diverse learning styles and students' needs, and connections to cultures, communities, and family values as well as student support through trauma informed care. Provides theoretical underpinnings and contemporary perspective on critical issues, professional practices, and state and federal laws influencing the teaching of students with diverse learning needs, including specific learning disabilities (SLD) such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and auditory processing disorders.

EDUC 524U Reading Foundations for Early Literacy Instruction
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 5-week I (V1)
May 18, 2020 through June 20, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Tammy Milby
CRN: 30075 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
In-class/online hybrid. In-class meetings as scheduled.
Summer Term: 5-week I (V1)
May 18, 2020 through June 20, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Tammy Milby
CRN: 30075 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
In-class/online hybrid. In-class meetings as scheduled. Educators seeking professional development only.
Description
In-depth examination of the teaching methods, literacy concepts and development, and materials that are used to support and scaffold children's literacy acquisition from birth to the primary grades. A foundational understanding of the components of reading including phonemic awareness, concepts of print, phonics, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and writing will be addressed. Participants will examine early literacy assessment tools and will determine how to implement interventions for diverse learners. Language development, children's literature, and classroom strategies for early literacy instruction will also be investigated.

EDUC 550U Content Area Literacy
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
May 18, 2020 through July 10, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00 - 6:40 pm
CRN: 30082 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
In-class/online hybrid. Tuesdays on campus, Thursdays online (synchronous video).
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
May 18, 2020 through July 10, 2020
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00 - 6:40 pm
CRN: 30082 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
In-class/online hybrid. Tuesdays on campus, Thursdays online (synchronous video). Educators seeking professional development only.
Description
Examination of reading, writing and critical thinking in secondary content areas. Specific techniques for teaching and assessing comprehensions, vocabulary knowledge, and study skills will be addressed. The effects of text organization and relationship between reading and writing are investigated. The course integrates theory with practice and is designed to help content area instructors learn how to integrate literacy principles into subject matter instruction. A strong emphasis will be placed on the elements of effective comprehension instruction. Literacy techniques designed to support the needs of diverse learners will be studied. Participants will learn strategies to foster motivation and appreciation of a variety of types of literature utilized for independent and collaborative reading.

EDUC 555U Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 5-week I (V1)
May 18, 2020 through June 20, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Susan Albaugh
CRN: 30091 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
Hybrid class meeting face-to-face on Mondays and Wednesdays with additional online work.
Summer Term: 5-week I (V1)
May 18, 2020 through June 20, 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays: 4:00 - 6:40 pm
Instructor: Susan Albaugh
CRN: 30091 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Hybrid class meeting face-to-face on Mondays and Wednesdays with additional online work. Educators seeking professional development only.
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 598U Selected Topics: Comparative Leadership in a Global Context
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 12-Week (XII)
Friday, May 15, 2020; 
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Friday, May 29, 2020; 
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 30, 2020; 
9:00 - 11:00 am
Saturday, June 6, 2020; 
9:00 - 11:00 am
Friday, June 12, 2020; 
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 13, 2020; 
9:00 - 11:00 am
Friday, June 26, 2020; 
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 27, 2020; 
9:00 - 11:00 am
Saturday, August 1, 2020; 
9:00 - 11:00 am
Instructor: Katherine Cassada
CRN: 30147 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: Study Abroad fee
Hybrid study abroad program, accepted applicants only. Includes online experience 7/15-7/23.
Description
This course, held in both Richmond, Virginia, and Ludwigsburg, Germany, studies leadership across educational and nonprofit contexts with a heightened focus on how organizations respond to migration at the individual and community levels. In this time of unprecedented movement across borders, those charged with managing systems and coordinating efforts in public-serving entities must contend with the effects and ongoing challenges associated with human migration. Students will integrate the theory and practice of leadership, while making comparisons across American and German school systems, nonprofit sectors, and social welfare institutions. The purpose of the course is for students to develop the capacity to work effectively to enact a social justice and equity-minded agenda in organizations and communities that serve immigrant and refugee populations.

EDUC 604U Communicating and Leading
Course Offerings (2)
Summer Term: 6-Week I (VI1)
Monday, May 11, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Monday, May 18, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, May 27, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Monday, June 1, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 6, 2020; 
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday, June 8, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Monday, June 15, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 18, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Jamelle Wilson
CRN: 30141 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
In-class/online hybrid. In-class meetings as scheduled.
Summer Term: 6-Week II (VI2)
Tuesday, June 23, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 25, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, June 30, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, July 7, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday, July 9, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, July 14, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, July 28, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday, July 30, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Stephen Geyer
CRN: 30142 (section: 02H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
In-class/online hybrid. In-class meetings as scheduled.
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 12, 2020; 
5:15 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, May 19, 2020; 
5:15 - 9:15 pm
Wednesday, May 20, 2020; 
5:15 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, May 26, 2020; 
5:15 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, June 2, 2020; 
5:15 - 9:15 pm
Wednesday, June 3, 2020; 
5:15 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, June 9, 2020; 
5:15 - 9:15 pm
Wednesday, June 10, 2020; 
5:15 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, June 16, 2020; 
5:15 - 9:15 pm
Instructor: Autumn Nabors
CRN: 30144 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
In-class/online hybrid. In-class meetings as scheduled.
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)
Wednesday, May 13, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday, May 14, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday, May 21, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday, May 28, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, May 30, 2020; 
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday, June 4, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 11, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, June 17, 2020; 
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Thomas Shields
CRN: 30146 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
In-class/online hybrid. In-class meetings as scheduled.
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, 2020 through July 10, 2020
Thursdays: 7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Laura Kuti
CRN: 30086 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
In-class/online hybrid. In-class meetings 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)
Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
Monday, May 18, 2020; 
4:30 - 6:50 pm
Thursday, May 21, 2020; 
4:30 - 6:50 pm
Tuesday, May 26, 2020; 
4:30 - 6:50 pm
Thursday, May 28, 2020; 
4:30 - 6:50 pm
Monday, June 1, 2020; 
4:30 - 6:50 pm
Thursday, June 4, 2020; 
4:30 - 6:50 pm
Instructor: Erik Laursen
CRN: 30087 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
In-class/online hybrid. In-class meetings 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

IDST 495U Capstone Course: Senior Seminar
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week I (VI1)
May 11, 2020 through June 20, 2020
Fridays: 6:30 - 9:10 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Daniel Roberts
CRN: 30115 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 6
Fee: $3,180
Weekend College only. In-class/online hybrid. Departmental approval required.
Description
Capstone course for Weekend College.

ISYS 315U Big Data Analytics
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week I (VI1)
Tuesday, May 12, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Thursday, May 14, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Thursday, May 21, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Thursday, May 28, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Thursday, June 4, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Thursday, June 11, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Thursday, June 18, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Instructor: William Prior
CRN: 30109 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,590
In-class/online hybrid. In-class meetings as scheduled.
Description
Provides competencies to handle and use data sets too large for relational databases. Uses the enterprise environment to capture data from new sources, relate the data to existing datasets and provide answers to business questions with improved accuracy and efficiency. Develops skills to define and frame a question, select a data source, conduct an analysis, and interpret, visualize and communicate the results. Develops the ability to understand the business intelligence landscape by discussing big data, as well as current and emerging shifts in the marketplace and technology.
Prerequisites
ISYS 311U

ISYS 398U Selected Topics: Social Engineering: How to Hack Humans
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week II (VI2)
Tuesday, June 23, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, June 30, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, July 7, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, July 14, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, July 21, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, July 28, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Thursday, July 30, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Instructor: Lionel Mew
CRN: 30112 (section: 02H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,590
In-class/online hybrid. In-class meetings as scheduled. Prerequisite: ENGL 201U.
Description
Social engineering is an attack against the weakest link in information security - the human element. This course uses a problem solving, scenario and case approach to teach students to think critically about techniques to convince people to provide files, passwords and sensitive information, wire money, open doors, and happily commit other acts not in their best interests. The course discusses tactics such as pretexting, elicitation, surveillance, dumpster diving, tail-gating, phishing, shoulder surfing phishing and other ways to use and manipulate people to give it up. And, of course, how to identify and protect against these attacks.
Selected topics in Information Systems

LA 302U The Judicial System
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week II (VI2)
Tuesday, June 23, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Thursday, June 25, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, June 30, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, July 7, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, July 14, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, July 21, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, July 28, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Instructor: Jana Leonard
CRN: 30136 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,590
In-class/online hybrid. In-class meetings as scheduled.
Description
Structure and meaning of courts and their jurisdiction, procedure, and appeal; history and introduction to judicial process.

NPS 598U Selected Topics: Comparative Leadership in a Global Context
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: Abroad (SSA)
April 27, 2020 through August 16, 2020
Instructor: Katherine Cassada
CRN: 30118 (section: 2)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: Study Abroad fee
Hybrid study abroad program, accepted applicants only. Includes online experience 7/15-7/23.
Description
This course, held in both Richmond, Virginia, and Ludwigsburg, Germany, studies leadership across educational and nonprofit contexts with a heightened focus on how organizations respond to migration at the individual and community levels. In this time of unprecedented movement across borders, those charged with managing systems and coordinating efforts in public-serving entities must contend with the effects and ongoing challenges associated with human migration. Students will integrate the theory and practice of leadership, while making comparisons across American and German school systems, nonprofit sectors, and social welfare institutions. The purpose of the course is for students to develop the capacity to work effectively to enact a social justice and equity-minded agenda in organizations and communities that serve immigrant and refugee populations.
Selected topics in nonprofit studies.

PHIS 521U Introduction to Public History
Course Offerings (1)
Summer Term: 6-Week I (VI1)
Tuesday, May 12, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Thursday, May 14, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, May 19, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, May 26, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, June 2, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, June 9, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Tuesday, June 16, 2020; 
6:00 - 9:15 pm
Instructor: Lauranett Lee
CRN: 30116 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $1,995
In-class/online hybrid. In-class meetings as scheduled.
Description
Course examines the roots and relationships of the academic historical profession in historical societies, museums, archives and governmental institutions. Special emphasis placed on how institutions can collaborate to make the story of the past accessible to the public through media, presentations, exhibits, museums, and other interpretive vehicles and strategies.

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