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Engage with topics, ideas, and the overarching questions that guide the spirit of your inquiry. Get started with thinking about your research goals, how they fit into your major and future goals as you go from being a prospective SU student to a freshman to a senior ready to graduate. Get the resources you need to start your research at whichever stage you may be during your undergraduate years at SU. 

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Learn how to systematically plan your research and the steps you need to achieve along the way from compliance to planning for appropriate scholarly venues to present your research. 

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Whether you are an incoming freshman or a graduating senior, plan for Honors College, graduate school, or careers where your research experience makes you a competitive candidate. 

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Programs

Learn about the different research opportunities and programs offered at the Fulton School of Liberal Arts, Henson School for the Sciences, Perdue School of Business, and Seidel School for Education by semester. Explore the opportunities for research, funding, and programs as they are offered during each semester of the academic calendar year. 

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Gain valuable advice from and learn about fascinating research being conducted by faculty mentors across different disciplines. Find scholarly student groups and join a community of like-minded students. Connect with award-winning faculty research mentors at Salisbury University.

Opportunities 

Find out about the funding opportunities available for undergraduate student researchers and their funding deadlines. Learn about the procedures and deadlines for obtaining compliance for your research. Find out about the conference deadlines to keep in mind for presenting your research at scholarly venues. 

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Subject Course Number Course Title Course Description Prerequisite More Info
ACCT491ADVANCED ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIPResearch associated with an internship experience in accounting. Prerequisites: ACCT 490 or completion of ABLE requirement, placement approval and permission of the department chair, completion of ABLE office administrative requirements. One to three hours per week.Prerequisites: ACCT 490 or completion of ABLE requirement, placement approval and permission of the department chair, completion of ABLE office administrative requirements. One to three hours per week.more info
ACCT494DIRECTED STUDYFor students who desire to do research or pursue a special topic in accounting. May be used as an accounting elective if approved by the chair of the Accounting Department. Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of instructor prior to registration.Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of instructor prior to registration.more info
ACCT645ADVANCED TAXATION AND PUBLIC POLICYFocus on foundation and application of tax policy and law for federal and state income taxation. Individual, business and fiduciary tax knowledge will allow the student to develop a tax awareness by developing an ability to recognize tax problem areas, pitfalls and planning opportunities. Local, state, federal and international taxation issues and current events of U.S. individuals and business entities coupled with expanding on tax research skills will prepare students for management decision making roles in the consulting or business world. Prerequisite: Admission to M.B.A. program. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: Admission to M.B.A. program. Three hours per week.more info
ACCT698DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDYIndividual tutorial course including accounting research topics not covered in other accounting courses. May be taken a maximum of two times (regardless of number of credits each time) under different subtitles recorded with the registrar. Prerequisite: Prereq: A total of 9 credit hours/units of upper-division Accounting courses including ACCT 302, 304; completion of M.B.A. Office administrative requirements; admission to M.B.A. program. One to three hours per week.Prerequisite: Prereq: A total of 9 credit hours/units of upper-division Accounting courses including ACCT 302, 304; completion of M.B.A. Office administrative requirements; admission to M.B.A. program. One to three hours per week.more info
AFSC410AIR FORCE LEADERSHIP AND ACTIVE DUTY PREP IFocuses on applying concepts in leadership and management by comprehending leadership styles and managerial functions, conceprts of individual motivation and organizational/group dynamics, and decision-making processes. Emphasizes oral and written communication skills, leadership research and behavior. Course is taught at University of Delaware. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Air Force ROTC program. Two hours per week.Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Air Force ROTC program. Two hours per week.more info
AHPH502INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCHMethods of investigating physiological mechanisms within the human clinical context; development of skills for producing as well as consuming research by proposing a research plan. Prerequisite: Admission to program. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: Admission to program. Three hours per week.more info
AHPH534HUMAN PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGYStudy of the interrelationships between the mind and body. Examination of current research and historical views on the interaction of physiological processes and psychological function. Prerequisite: BIOL 552. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: BIOL 552. Three hours per week.more info
AHPH553APPLIED CLINICAL PHYSIOLOGYStudy of common lab techniques used in physiologic health screening, fitness testing and research. Emphasis on cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal procedures. Three hours per week.more info
AHPH559RESEARCH IN PHYSIOLOGYTeams identify a novel research question and develop a research protocol designed to answer that question. This includes conducting a pertinent literature review, determining resource needs and preparing an explanation/defense appropriate for the SU Human Subjects Committee. Concurrently, discuss original research articles and gain practical experience contributing to an existing line of research. Prerequisite: AHPH 502. Six hours per week.Prerequisite: AHPH 502. Six hours per week.more info
AHPH562TRENDS AND ISSUES IN PHYSIOLOGYIn-depth examination of current literature in physiological journals. Emphasis placed upon critical review of research in regards to methodology, data interpretation and conclusions derived from data. Prerequisite: Admission to program. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: Admission to program. Three hours per week.more info
AMST480SENIOR SEMINAR IN AMERICAN STUDIESA research seminar. Students design and carry out a research project. Class reading and discussion attempts to integrate previous work done in American studies and arrive at a comprehensive overview of American society and culture.more info
ANTH102BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGYIntroduction to the study of human biological and cultural evolution from the earliest hominins to the present, with an emphasis on paleoanthropological and archaeological research. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IIB).more info
ANTH201CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY SURVEYA comprehensive survey of the indigenous peoples and traditional cultures of a specific region of the world, focusing on ethnographic and linguistic research. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IIB).more info
ANTH301CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY METHOD AND THEORYSurvey of the theoretical history of cultural anthropology and a detailed overview of the methods of ethnographic research. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and completion of two anthropology track core courses with grades of C or better. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and completion of two anthropology track core courses with grades of C or better. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
ANTH302ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD AND THEORYSurvey of the theoretical history of archaeology and a detailed overview of the methods of archaeological research. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and completion of two anthropology track core courses with grades of C or better. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and completion of two anthropology track core courses with grades of C or better. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
ANTH400INDIVIDUAL DIRECTED STUDYAdvanced study in an area of anthropology through intensive literature and/or field research. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and completion of two anthropology track core courses with C or better grades.Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and completion of two anthropology track core courses with C or better grades.more info
ANTH459SEMINAR IN ANTHROPOLOGYAdvanced study of current research and literature in a selected field of anthropology. May be repeated twice under different subtitles. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and completion of two anthropology track core courses with C or better grades. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and completion of two anthropology track core courses with C or better grades. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
ANTH497UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHIndependent student research under anthropology faculty supervision. Students will have the opportunity to study a topic in depth and design their own research project; public presentation of results required. Prerequisites: Junior standing and satisfactory completion of three core courses.Prerequisites: Junior standing and satisfactory completion of three core courses.more info
ANTH500INDIVIDUAL DIRECTED STUDYAdvanced study in an area of anthropology through intensive literature and/or field research. May be repeated once under different subtitles. Three hours per week.more info
ANTH559SEMINAR IN ANTHROPOLOGYAdvanced study of current research and literature in a selected field of anthropology. Three hours per week.more info
ART391SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART HISTORYIntensive study, including research, of a particular topic in art history. May be taken twice for credit under different subtitles. B.A. and B.F.A. Prerequisite: ART 201. Non-Major Prerequisite: ART 104 or ART 201 or permission of the instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: ART 201. Non-Major Prerequisite: ART 104 or ART 201 or permission of the instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
ART395SPECIAL TOPICS IN ARTIntensive study of a selected area in studio art that includes research. May be taken twice for credit with different subtitles. Students furnish their own materials. Major Prerequisites: ART 121, 130, 201. Non-Major Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Six hours per week.Prerequisites: ART 121, 130, 201. Non-Major Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Six hours per week.more info
ART471ADVANCED GLASSAdvanced studio practice in glass is a class for serious students. Continued training with tools and development of expertise in glass and glass equipment. Students work toward developing their own research projects and are expected to take on more responsibility for the running of the glass lab. Students must furnish safety apparel and any materials not covered by the lab fee. May be taken three times for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisites: ART 371, permission of instructor. Six hours per week.Prerequisites: ART 371, permission of instructor. Six hours per week.more info
ART500SEMINAR: ISSUES IN ARTDiscussions and research concerning timely topics in art, including direct student participation and faculty lectures. Topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated once for degree credit under different course subtitle. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Four hours per week.Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Four hours per week.more info
ATTR610RESEARCH METHODS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICEProvides information regarding basic concepts of and methods for conducting quality research. Apply basic statistical procedures using statistical analysis software. Introduces the concept of evidence-based practice to develop critical thinking and clinical decision making skills in future healthcare providers. By utilizing a systematic approach to ask and answer clinically relevant questions, develop strategies for optimizing patient care. Prerequisite: ATTR 555. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: ATTR 555. Three hours per week.more info
ATTR660APPLIED RESEARCHComplete a research project either through an original research design, including a data collection process, or in the form of a meta-analysis utilized to answer a clinically relevant question. Complete the task under the supervision of a faculty member. The completed process will result in a scholarly presentation or publication submission. Prerequisite: ATTR 610. Nine hours per week.Prerequisite: ATTR 610. Nine hours per week.more info
BIOL407BIOLOGY OF FISHESStudy of evolution, anatomy, physiology, classification, ecology and behavior of the fishes. Addresses current research and future directions in ichthyology. Prerequisite: BIOL 213. Three hours lecture per week.Prerequisite: BIOL 213. Three hours lecture per week.more info
BIOL410ESTUARINE BIOLOGYIntroduction to the physical, chemical, and geological characteristics of estuaries with emphasis on East Coast estuaries such as the Chesapeake Bay. Detailed discussion of the biological and chemical processes important in estuarine ecosystems with a major emphasis on current literature and research in estuarine biology. Prerequisite: BIOL 310. Three hours lecture per week.Prerequisite: BIOL 310. Three hours lecture per week.more info
BIOL415RESEARCH IN BIOLOGYIndependent student research under the supervision of a faculty member. BIOL 416 may not be used to satisfy requirements within the major. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Schedule to be arranged individually.Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Schedule to be arranged individually.more info
BIOL416RESEARCH IN BIOLOGYIndependent student research under the supervision of a faculty member. BIOL 416 may not be used to satisfy requirements within the major. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Schedule to be arranged individually.Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Schedule to be arranged individually.more info
BIOL417INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH IN BIOLOGYIndependent student research under the supervision of a faculty member at an affiliated institution (for example, School for Field Studies). May receive credit within the major for BIOL 415 or 417, but not both. Prerequisite: Admission to relevant program. One hour lecture, nine hours laboratory per week.Prerequisite: Admission to relevant program. One hour lecture, nine hours laboratory per week.more info
BIOL495VASCULAR BIOLOGYFamiliarizes students with a broad spectrum of vascular biology topics. Discuss recent publications employing cutting-edge techniques used to study the vascular system. Gain hands-on exposure to “classical” approaches used in vascular biology research labs. Lecture and lab highlight the application of vascular biology research to present-day clinical approaches used in the treatment of human diseases. Prerequisite: BIOL 350. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.Prerequisite: BIOL 350. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.more info
BIOL507BIOLOGY OF FISHESStudy of evolution, anatomy, physiology, classification, ecology and behavior of the fishes. Addresses current research and future directions in ichthyology. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of the instructor. Three hours per week.Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of the instructor. Three hours per week.more info
BIOL515RESEARCH IN BIOLOGYIndependent student research under the supervision of a faculty member. Student may register for BIOL 515 more than once. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. Schedule to be arranged individually.Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. Schedule to be arranged individually.more info
BIOL550INTERNSHIP IN BIOLOGYExperiences in biology-related work provide an opportunity to use acquired biological knowledge in a professional setting and to investigate potential career options. May also provide further research skills for career advancement. Prerequisites: Approval of the graduate internship coordinator and on-site supervisor. Forty-five contact hours (on-site work) per credit hour.Prerequisites: Approval of the graduate internship coordinator and on-site supervisor. Forty-five contact hours (on-site work) per credit hour.more info
BIOL575MODERN MOLECULAR BIOLOGYIntensive study of the mechanisms of molecular biology within cells, the methods used to analyze these interactions, and their applications in basic research and biomedical treatments. Prerequisites: C or better in BIOL 350 and CHEM 221 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.Prerequisites: C or better in BIOL 350 and CHEM 221 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.more info
BUAD698DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDYIndividual tutorial course including research topics not covered in other courses. May be taken twice under different subtitles recorded with the registrar. Prerequisite: Admission to M.B.A. program, written permission of instructor and M.B.A. program director.Prerequisite: Admission to M.B.A. program, written permission of instructor and M.B.A. program director.more info
CADR321RESEARCH METHODSIntroduction to qualitative and quantitative social research methods. Emphasis on research design, question formulation, sampling techniques, hypothesis testing, data analysis, computer processing and practical research activity. Three one-hour lectures, one two-hour laboratory per week.more info
CADR495INDIVIDUAL RESEARCHAdvanced students pursue their own research project under the direction of a faculty member or assist a faculty member in a research project. Involves both archival and qualitative and/or quantitative social science research. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with faculty approval. Prerequisites: CADR 200, CADR/SOCI 321, major in conflict analysis and dispute resolution, and permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisites: CADR 200, CADR/SOCI 321, major in conflict analysis and dispute resolution, and permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
CADR550RESEARCH METHODSExplores various research methods for collecting, tracking, managing, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data. Course includes a research project that employs various forms of data collection and analysis. Prerequisite: CADR 500. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: CADR 500. Three hours per week.more info
CADR640FIELD PRACTICUM IAn intensive, semester-long practicum, focused on practical field-based experiential learning. An academic program coordinator will assist in developing a practicum site and project. The course requires an average of five-six hours per week throughout the semester in addition to the time reserved for classroom activity, reading, and research for the final project. Prerequisites: CADR 500 and CADR 520. Five to six hours per week.Prerequisites: CADR 500 and CADR 520. Five to six hours per week.more info
CADR641FIELD PRACTICUM IIAn advanced self-guided practicum. Students may continue their practicum experience in CADR 640 or create a new practicum experience with faculty approval. The course will require an average of five-six hours per week throughout the semester in addition to the time reserved for classroom activity, reading, and research for the final product. Prerequisite: CADR 640. Five-six hours per week.Prerequisite: CADR 640. Five-six hours per week.more info
CADR650RESEARCH THESIS PROJECTA seminar that assists with the thesis process which leads to a project of publishable quality. Opportunities for peer review and establishing incremental goals are available in this course. Students wishing to conduct a thesis must make this known in their first year of study and must complete and publicly present their thesis prior to the end of their final semester. Prerequisite: CADR 550 and permission of instructor. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: CADR 550 and permission of instructor. Three hours per week.more info
CHEM205DIRECTED STUDIES IN CHEMISTRYDirected studies in chemistry on an approved subject under faculty supervision. Designed to incorporate significant and contemporary studies in chemistry that are not original labaoratory-based research. Projects may include, but are not limited to, the study of teaching strategies, formal scientific writing, and chemistry outreach programs to the community. Written report required. May be taken twice for a maximum of 6 credits. May not be used to satisfy requirements for chemistry major or minor. Prerequisites: CHEM 122 and permission of the department chair. Three hours per week per credit.Prerequisites: CHEM 122 and permission of the department chair. Three hours per week per credit.more info
CHEM210INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL RESEARCHIntroduction to individual directed study on an approved subject under faculty supervision. Written report required. May be taken twice for credit. May not be used to satisfy requirements for chemistry major or minor. Prerequisite: Consent of the department. Two hours laboratory per week per credit hour.Prerequisite: Consent of the department. Two hours laboratory per week per credit hour.more info
CHEM310INTERMEDIATE CHEMISTRY RESEARCHIntermediate level individual chemical research on an approved subject under supervision of a member of the faculty. Written report and seminar presentation required. May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisites/ Corequisites: CHEM 221 and permission of department chair. Two hours laboratory per week per credit.Prerequisites/ Corequisites: CHEM 221 and permission of department chair. Two hours laboratory per week per credit.more info
CHEM403PRINCIPLES OF CHEMICAL RESEARCHIndividual undergraduate research on approved subject under supervision of a member of the faculty. Students will be introduced to the chemical literature, writing styles, and presentation styles used in chemistry. Prerequisite: Twenty-four hours of chemistry and permission of department chair. Nine hours per week.Prerequisite: Twenty-four hours of chemistry and permission of department chair. Nine hours per week.more info
CHEM410CHEMICAL RESEARCHIndividual undergraduate research on approved subject under supervision of a member of the staff. Written report, seminar presentation required. May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisites: CHEM 403 and permission of department chair. Six hours laboratory per week, conference with the instructor.Prerequisites: CHEM 403 and permission of department chair. Six hours laboratory per week, conference with the instructor.more info
CMAT101INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION STUDIESIntroduction to the basic principles and theories of human communication. Explores contexts such as interpersonal relationships, small groups, organizations, intercultural interaction and public speaking. In each context, practice skills of effective communication while gaining understanding of the relevant theories and research that are foundational to the discipline. Designed for communication arts majors and minors. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA and IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).more info
CMAT297COMMUNICATION RESEARCHIntroduction to common communication research methods, including: literature reviews, surveys, experiments, content analysis, rhetorical criticism, ethnography, interviews and focus groups. Students learn essential research and writing skills through projects created in areas of interest such as relationships, business, media, or advertising/public relations. May not receive credit for both CMAT 297 and CMAT 301. Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 101, 102. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: C or better in CMAT 101, 102. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
CMAT405FAMILY COMMUNICATIONCharacterization of family styles of communication as they reflect values, attitudes and perceptions of family members as a group. Examination of effects of individual communication strategies on development of family patterns of interaction. Selected readings, field research, two exams. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 297. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
CMAT447INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONSStudy of strategic communication principles and theoretical frameworks guiding research, design, implementation and evaluation of international public relations efforts by corporations, institutions and nongovernmental organizations. Prerequisites: Junior standing and C or better in CMAT 101, 102. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisites: Junior standing and C or better in CMAT 101, 102. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
CMAT490COMMUNICATION SEMINARIntensive study in speech or communication studies. Students should choose a seminar in their track. Substantial research paper/academic project and class presentation are required. May be taken twice under different subtitles, but only four credits may be applied to the communication arts major. Prerequisites: Senior Standing and permission of the instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisites: Senior Standing and permission of the instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
CMAT497INDEPENDENT RESEARCHDesigned to encourage students to pursue an important area of research in communication. Allows a student to study a subject area in more depth than possible in the traditional classroom setting. With the advice of an instructor, the student submits a proposal including a letter of intent, an outline of the proposed study with bibliography and an abstract of the intended topic area. The project should ideally be new research as an addendum to an earlier project. A public presentation of research is required. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 301, minimum of 3.0 GPA in CMAT courses, permission of department chair and approval/cooperation of supervising instructor. Four hours per week.Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 301, minimum of 3.0 GPA in CMAT courses, permission of department chair and approval/cooperation of supervising instructor. Four hours per week.more info
COSC390UNDERGRAD RESEARCH PROJECTOffers study of some area of computer science in more depth than is possible in the usual classroom setting. Students work on projects under the direction of faculty members. Prerequisite: Department approval. (P/F)Prerequisite: Department approval. (P/F)more info
COSC495DIRECTED CONSULTINGProvides teams of 3-12 students with experience in using mathematical and computing tools to solve real-world problems posed by a client organization, such as a research institute, business or industry. Combines individual and group work, and requires the presentation of a written and oral report to the client organization and the department. Cross-listed with MATH 495. COSC/MATH 495 may be taken twice for a maximum of eight credits, but used only once toward a major in mathematics or computer science. Prerequisite: Invitation by the department. Four hours per week. (P/F)Prerequisite: Invitation by the department. Four hours per week. (P/F)more info
DANC491INDEPENDENT STUDYIntensive research opportunity for dance minors on a selected subject. May be taken under different subtitles for a total of four hours. Three hours per week with enhancement. Prerequisite: Proposal and permission of instructor and department chair prior to registration.Prerequisite: Proposal and permission of instructor and department chair prior to registration.more info
ECED352INTEGRATED READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS BIRTH-AGE 4Introduces nurturing, teaching and engaging of children in language acquisition and literacy processes in homes and early childhood settings. Designed for early childhood education candidates. Content deals with language development, reading, writing, speaking, listening, visualizing and visually representing for infants, toddlers and young children. Theoretical frameworks focus on brain development and early literacy research. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
ECED451TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOMSIntroduces and explores mathematics teaching as it relates to children birth through grade 3. Attention is given to developmentally appropriate instructional strategies that align with state and national standards. Focuses on pedagogical strategies that promote conceptual understandings and the use of materials that are theoretically and developmentally appropriate for the learning of mathematics. Emphasizes research, diversity, assessment, technology, literacy and mathematics integration. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, ECED 356, ELED 302, 320, 350, 398. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, ECED 356, ELED 302, 320, 350, 398. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
ECED452TEACHING SCIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOMSIntroduces and explores the principles of science education with appropriate methodology and pedagogy that focus on the needs of children birth through grade 3. Attention is given to developmentally appropriate practices and inquiry teaching methods that align to national standards. Special emphasis is given to conceptual learning, cognitive experiences, assessment, research, technology and use of instructional materials that are related to the learning of young children theoretically, developmentally and practically. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, ECED 356, ELED 302, 320, 350, 398. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisites: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, ECED 356, ELED 302, 320, 350, 398. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
ECON492SENIOR SEMINAR IN CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC PROBLEMSEconomics majors research problems of their own choosing and present a seminar paper. Focus on problems facing the American and world economies. Prerequisite: Senior standing and Economics major. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: Senior standing and Economics major. Three hours per week.more info
EDCI728UNDERSTANDING INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT TO IMPROVE LEARNINGExplores foundational psychological concepts through current research on teaching practices. Examines the intersection of neuroscience and educational practices. Investigates contrasting theories of learning and their utility for explaining and addressing educational problems. Provides advanced study of assessment for the reflective practitioner to collect, critique and utilize a broad range of assessment data to improve instruction and learning. Builds understandings of the diverse types of assessment data that can inform and support differentiated learning. Develops critical reflection on potential biases and benefits of various assessment tools and how those tools can be best used to make effective instructional decisions. Prerequisites: Admission to Ed.D. program, EDCI 700. Three hours per week.Prerequisites: Admission to Ed.D. program, EDCI 700. Three hours per week.more info
EDUC508SEMINAR: RESEARCH IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENTSurvey of research techniques and findings in the field of human growth and development. Research related to developmental characteristics of students considered. Prerequisite: EDUC 300 or consent of instructor. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: EDUC 300 or consent of instructor. Three hours per week.more info
EDUC510SEMINAR: RECENT ISSUES IN EDUCATIONAnalysis of selected issues in education. Students required to survey and critically evaluate pertinent research on at least one issue. Three hours per week.more info
EDUC512SEMINAR IN THE TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIESAnalysis of theory and research in the social sciences as applied to developing and teaching social studies at either the elementary or secondary school level. Three hours per week.more info
EDUC560COLLEGE TEACHINGResearch-based investigation of theories and practices involved in teaching in institutions of higher education. Intended for graduate students aspiring to college teaching or academic leadership positions. Examines the roles and responsibilities of college instructors with emphasis on practical applications in college and university settings. Three hours per week.more info
EDUC561SEMINAR: ISSUES AND TRENDS IN POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONOpportunities for research-based examination of selected current issues in postsecondary education and for students to share the efforts of their investigations on topics of interests. Three hours per week.more info
EDUC580TRENDS IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCritical review and analysis of current issues, research and practices in the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in the elementary school. Emphasis on exploring the expanding knowledge base in each discipline. Three hours per week.more info
EDUC582TEACHING READING IN THE CONTENT AREAS: PART IProvides knowledge of the reading process, instructional strategies and materials used, drawn from research-based recommendations for using text in secondary content areas. Intended for M.Ed. candidates and other in-service teachers. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate study. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: Admission to graduate study. Three hours per week.more info
EDUC634EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENTAnalysis of early childhood program models, curricula and assessment methods. Examines philosophical and theoretical orientations, related research and societal needs. Prerequisite: EDUC 502 and any two EDUC 500-level courses. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: EDUC 502 and any two EDUC 500-level courses. Three hours per week.more info
EDUC638LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOODAdvanced study of the development of language, literacy and communication skills in children, birth through age eight. Examines current issues and research with emphasis on classroom application. Prerequisite: EDUC 502 and any two EDUC 500-level courses. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: EDUC 502 and any two EDUC 500-level courses. Three hours per week.more info
ELED305LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT FOR DIVERSE CLASSROOMSExamines concepts, principles, theories and research related to the teaching and learning of children in grades pre-K-6. Focuses on research as it relates to learning theories, cognitive processes, motivation and learner differences. Explores formative and summative assessment strategies to support, verify and document student learning and improve teacher performance. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
ELED317INTEGRATING AESTHETIC EXPERIENCES INTO TEACHING AND LEARNINGIntroduces aesthetic educational theory as it relates to the aims, curriculum, organization and teaching/learning of the arts (music, drama, dance and visual arts). Presents a basic working knowledge of the arts and the pedagogical strategies used to implement and integrate the arts into and through the pre-K-6 curriculum. Emphasis is placed on state and national standards and curricular integration. A focus is placed on theories that ground creative arts instruction, research-based benefits that are shown to improve academic achievement, and pedagogical strategies that focus on hands-on learning and creativity development. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
ELED320TEACHING DIVERSE LEARNERSIntroduces core concepts and contemporary perspectives in the field of special education. Explores important topics that include the history of special education, current legislation, personnel and procedures, collaboration with parents/guardians and service providers, and needs of diverse learners, including English Language Learners and those who are gifted and talented. Identifies, applies and critiques effective research-based instructional approaches to teaching learners who have different needs. Incorporates realities of inclusive practices and provides opportunities for candidates to triangulate and reflectively apply course content through clinical experiences. Emphasizes the development of a professional disposition that values human differences. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Early Childhood and Double Major Prerequisites: ECED 352, ELED 305/202, 317, 397. Elementary Major Prerequisites: ELED 302, 305/202, 317, 397. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Early Childhood and Double Major Prerequisites: ECED 352, ELED 305/202, 317, 397. Elementary Major Prerequisites: ELED 302, 305/202, 317, 397. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
ELED406TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN ELEMENTARY CLASSROOMSEmphasizes the teaching of mathematics to students in grades 1-6. Focuses on developmentally appropriate instructional strategies that align to national standards and promote conceptual understandings. Attention is placed on the teaching and learning of mathematics as it relates to research, theory, pedagogy, content, diversity, assessment, technology, literacy and integration. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Elementary Major Prerequisites: ELED 320, 330, 340, 350, 398. Double Major Prerequisites: ECED 356, 366, ELED 330, 499. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Elementary Major Prerequisites: ELED 320, 330, 340, 350, 398. Double Major Prerequisites: ECED 356, 366, ELED 330, 499. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
ELED410LITERACY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTIONIntroduces and applies formal and informal literacy assessment tools that can be used to make appropriate instructional decisions for learner differences. Includes information and practices in administering research-based intervention strategies for early literacy, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension and writing. Includes clinical experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Early Childhood Major Prerequisites: ECED 356, ELED 302, 320, 350, 398. Elementary Major Prerequisites: ELED 320, 330, 340, 350, 398. Double Major Prerequisites: ECED 356, 366, ELED 330, 499. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Early Childhood Major Prerequisites: ECED 356, ELED 302, 320, 350, 398. Elementary Major Prerequisites: ELED 320, 330, 340, 350, 398. Double Major Prerequisites: ECED 356, 366, ELED 330, 499. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
EMAT501DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING APPLIED TO TEACHINGExamines theory and research in human development and learning psychology with application to teaching in contemporary middle and secondary schools. Emphasis on translating theory into practice by integrating field experiences, class work, student projects, assignments and exams. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A.T. program or consent of department chair. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: Admission to M.A.T. program or consent of department chair. Three hours per week.more info
EMAT504TEACHING READING IN THE CONTENT AREAS IKnowledge of the reading process, instructional strategies and materials use, drawn from research-based recommendations for using text in secondary content areas. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A.T. program. Intended for all M.A.T. candidates. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: Admission to M.A.T. program. Intended for all M.A.T. candidates. Three hours per week.more info
EMAT507MAT INTERNSHIP ITwo full-time, eight-week clinical experiences providing opportunities to actualize the latest educational research and theory into practice, including but not exclusive to observation, mini-teaching, macro-teaching, whole group lessons and action research. Conducted under the direct supervision of a clinical supervisor (experienced public school teacher) with guidance and support from the university supervisor. Prerequisites: EMAT 501, 503, 505, 506, 512, 515 and required methods course. Three hours per week each.Prerequisites: EMAT 501, 503, 505, 506, 512, 515 and required methods course. Three hours per week each.more info
EMAT509MAT INTERNSHIP IITwo full-time, eight-week clinical experiences providing opportunities to actualize the latest educational research and theory into practice, including but not exclusive to observation, mini-teaching, macro-teaching, whole group lessons and action research. Conducted under the direct supervision of a clinical supervisor (experienced public school teacher) with guidance and support from the university supervisor. Prerequisites: EMAT 501, 503, 505, 506, 512, 515 and required methods courses. Three hours per week each.Prerequisites: EMAT 501, 503, 505, 506, 512, 515 and required methods courses. Three hours per week each.more info
EMAT510APPLIED RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY IIComplete and present portfolios, action research projects and seminar papers. Integrates educational technology, especially as it applies to teaching in the schools. Prerequisite: Successful completion of internship and seminar courses. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: Successful completion of internship and seminar courses. Three hours per week.more info
EMAT537EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHIntroduction to quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry as they apply to the needs of teacher-researchers. Attention to reading, analyzing, and interpreting scholarly research to solve instructional problems. Includes the design of an action research project that addresses an area of current concern in the field of P-12 education. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A.T. program. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: Admission to M.A.T. program. Three hours per week.more info
ENGL103COMPOSITION AND RESEARCHA course in college-level academic writing. Focus on argument, critical reading and writing, and information literacy. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IA.more info
ENGL428ESOL TESTS AND MEASUREMENTSFocuses on present-day language theory and practice. Objectives are not only to increase students' skills in writing classroom language tests and assessing standardized instruments intended for second language learners, but also to improve their ability to evaluate language research in which testing plays a part. Prerequisites: ENGL 432 or 434 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisites: ENGL 432 or 434 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
ENGL430PRINCIPLES OF LINGUISTICSDetailed study of the primary linguistic systems, including phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax and pragmatics. Introduces important sociolinguistic research concerns. As the course is designed for teachers in training, students apply those linguistic concepts to practical language learning problems. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
ENGL432LITERACY AND ESOL READINGIntroduces students interested in questions of language acquisition to the theories and practices relating to learning to read in a second language or second dialect. Topics included are models for acquiring foreign language reading skills, teaching strategies for second language/dialect literacy, evaluating literacy skills, current research about acquisition of literacy skills, and political and social implications of second language/dialect literacy. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
ENGL447CURRENT APPROACHES IN ESOL INSTRUCTIONFamiliarizes students with the foundations of teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL). Provides for examination of current theory and empirical data on language learning and teaching. Examines pedagogical implications/applications of teaching methodologies intended for nonnative speakers of English by examining the latest research data. Seeks to meet the needs of practicing or prospective teachers enrolled in an undergraduate program. Prerequisite: ENGL 428 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: ENGL 428 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
ENGL465COMPOSITION THEORYExplores current theories and research on writing process and product. Topics include: definitions of writing; rhetorical contexts; heuristics for pre-writing, writing and rewriting; questions of arrangement, style, grammar, mechanics and assessment. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 103. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
ENGL466METHODS FOR COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC RESEARCHApplies theoretical concepts from ENGL 465 to current issues in composition and rhetoric research (such as basic writing, methods of responding to student writing and audience adaptation). Emphasizes modes of research for continuing investigation of these issues. Prerequisite: ENGL 465 or approval of the professor. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: ENGL 465 or approval of the professor. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
ENGL497UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHDesigned to encourage students to pursue an important area of research under the supervision of an English faculty member. Students will have the opportunity to study a topic in depth and design their own research project to add to that area's body of knowledge. Specific topics are indicated on student transcripts. Public presentations required. May be taken for a maximum of 4 credits. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103, consent of instructor and department chair.Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103, consent of instructor and department chair.more info
ENGL508METHODS AND THEORY FOR LITERARY RESEARCHIntroduces students to the methods and theories that are foundational to the study of literature at the graduate level and the application of those theories to literature, beginning with New Criticism, Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Multiculturalism. Students will examine key literary, critical, and theoretical terms/concepts as well as learn to analyze secondary sources in the process of producing their own critically informed work. Three hours per week.more info
ENGL514WRITING PROGRAM ISSUESExplores successful writing programs, particularly at the college level, and their connections to research/theory in composition. Requires students to evaluate and propose guidelines for composition study and instruction. Three hours per week.more info
ENGL528ESOL TESTS AND MEASUREMENTSIntroduces students to present-day language theory and practice. Objectives are not only to increase students’ skills in writing classroom language tests and assessing standardized instruments, but also to improve their ability to evaluate language research in which testing plays a part. Prerequisite: ENGL 532 or ENGL 534 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: ENGL 532 or ENGL 534 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.more info
ENGL530DIRECTED RESEARCHPreparation of optional research project in master’s degree program under department supervision.more info
ENGL532LITERACY AND ESOL READINGIntroduces students interested in questions of language acquisition to the theories and practices relating to learning to read in a second language or second dialect. Topics include models for acquiring foreign language reading skills, teaching strategies for second language/dialect literacy, evaluating literacy skills, investigating current research about acquisition of literacy skills, and exploring political and social implications of second/language/dialect literacy. This course is for graduate credit only. Three hours per week.more info
ENGL534LITERACY AND ESOL WRITINGIntroduces students interested in questions of language acquisition to the theories and practices of learning to write in a second language or second dialect. Topics include writing theory, writing strategies, and second language writers and rhetorical concerns. In addition, students will examine teaching methodologies for second language/dialect literacy, evaluating literacy skills, current research about acquisition of literacy skills, and political and social implications of second language/dialect literacy. This course is for graduate credit only. Prerequisite: ENGL 537 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: ENGL 537 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.more info
ENGL538BILINGUALISMFamiliarizes students with various aspects of bilingual education and language contact from a social-psychological perspective. Explores the role of the mind in bilingualism and in language acquisition. Content addresses the societal, political and cultural implications of bilinguality and the cognitive and educational implications. Aims to provide analysis and evaluation of current theory and research on bilingualism, as well as for examination of pertinent pedagogical implications/applications. This course is for graduate credit only. Three hours per week.more info
ENGL547CURRENT APPROACHES IN ESOL INSTRUCTIONFamiliarizes students with the foundations of teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL). It provides for examination of current theory and empirical data on language learning and teaching. Participants will examine pedagogical implications/applications of teaching methodologies intended for non-native speakers of English by examining the latest research data. This course seeks to meet the needs of practicing or prospective teachers enrolled in a graduate program. Prerequisite: ENGL 428/528 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: ENGL 428/528 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.more info
ENGL565COMPOSITION THEORYExplores current theories and research on writing process and product. Topics include: definitions of writing; rhetorical contexts; heuristics for pre-writing, writing and rewriting; questions of arrangement, style, grammar, mechanics and assessment. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. Three hours per week.more info
ENGL566METHODS FOR COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC RESEARCHApplies theoretical concepts from ENGL 465/565 to current issues in composition and rhetoric research (such as basic writing, methods of responding to student writing and audience adaptation). Emphasizes modes of research for continuing investigation of these issues. Prerequisite: ENGL 465 or approval of the professor. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: ENGL 465 or approval of the professor. Three hours per week.more info
ENVH415RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCEResearch experience as an independent study under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Schedule to be arranged individually.Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Schedule to be arranged individually.more info
ENVH420READINGS IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCESelected readings in a specific area of environmental health science. Process of gathering, interpreting and communicating specific information is emphasized. Ten pages of research report(s) are required for each credit hour. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and approval of the instructor.Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and approval of the instructor.more info
ENVR353CONSERVATION AND BIODIVERSITYFocuses on why preserving biodiversity is critical for nature and humankind. Learn ways to describe biodiversity at different scales, discuss major threats to biodiversity, and explore methods for conserving and preserving biodiversity. Focuses on the role that local communities play in conservation, with visits to local conservation organizations and researchers. Prerequisite: Two lab science courses in different departments. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week.Prerequisite: Two lab science courses in different departments. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week.more info
ENVR490SENIOR THESIS IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIESIndependent study undertaken for senior thesis at the invitation of the department. Students design and complete a research project, and present their findings in a public forum. Prerequisites: ENVR 485, junior standing, permission of the chair and the instructor.Prerequisites: ENVR 485, junior standing, permission of the chair and the instructor.more info
ENVR499ENVIRONMENTAL SENIOR SEMINARSeminar and practicum focused on a local environmental issue. Students will analyze the issue by doing background research and interviewing stakeholders. The seminar will culminate with a formal presentation in which students present their analysis and suggestions. Suggestions will be implemented if time and topic permits. Prerequisite: Junior status and completion of twenty core credits in the Environmental Issues major. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: Junior status and completion of twenty core credits in the Environmental Issues major. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
EXSC301RESEARCH METHODS IN EXERCISE SCIENCEDesigned to help students understand, evaluate, and conduct exercise science research. Class members will learn basic concepts and procedures used for conducting research and will become better consumers of research. Students will collaborate to design and present their original research study proposal. Prerequisites: 15 hours in exercise science and/or athletic training. Three hours per week.Prerequisites: 15 hours in exercise science and/or athletic training. Three hours per week.more info
EXSC308REASEARCH IN EXERCISE SCIENCEDesigned to help students understand, evaluate and conduct exercise science research. Examine the basic concepts and procedures used for conducting research, acquire skills required to become better consurmers of research and develop an understanding of how to apply research findings, collaborate to design and present an original research study. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Nine hours per week.Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Nine hours per week.more info
FINA449PRACTICUM IN PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENTPractical experience in managing an investment portfolio in a teamwork environment, with emphasis on economic, industry and company analysis; report preparation; security selection; daily decision making; record keeping; and performance evaluation. Students will be responsible for making all material decisions in managing the Perdue School Student Management Investment Fund and will interact regularly with external advisors for feedback on their research Completion of this course satisfies the ABLE requirement. May be repeated for an additional three hours credit. Prerequisite: FINA 441 and consent of instructor. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: FINA 441 and consent of instructor. Three hours per week.more info
FINA491ADVANCED FINANCE INTERNSHIPResearch associated with an internship experience in finance. Prerequisites: FINA 490 or completion of one to three hours per week ABLE requirement, placement approval and permission of the department chair, completion of ABLE administrative requirements. One to three hours per week.Prerequisites: FINA 490 or completion of one to three hours per week ABLE requirement, placement approval and permission of the department chair, completion of ABLE administrative requirements. One to three hours per week.more info
FREN480SENIOR SEMINARFor senior French majors. Research encompassing several areas of French life and culture, language and literature is brought to bear upon a single theme or issue. Prerequisite: Senior standing.Prerequisite: Senior standing.more info
GEOG414RESEARCH AND WRITINGDevelopment of research methods in geography. Topics include formulation of problems, establishment of hypotheses, development of structures for testing hypotheses and practice with forms of geographic presentation. Maps, numerical and field methods are used. Cannot receive credit for both GEOG 300 and GEOG 414. Prerequisites: Twelve hours of geography, including completion of GEOG 204 or consent of instructor. Three hours per week.Prerequisites: Twelve hours of geography, including completion of GEOG 204 or consent of instructor. Three hours per week.more info
GEOG415SELECTED PROBLEMSIndependent study permitting research or in-depth work on a selected topic to be indicated on student’s transcript. May be taken twice for credit under different subtitles. Intended for seniors with 18 or more hours in geography and/or geology. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. Three hours per week for each credit hour.Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. Three hours per week for each credit hour.more info
GEOG475FIELD PROBLEMS IN GEOGRAPHYGeographic research field experience. Development of a research proposal, collection and analysis of data and the integration of such in a formal research paper. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.more info
GEOL336STRATIGRAPHY AND SEDIMENTOLOGYIntroduces students to the fundaments of stratigraphy and sedimentology, and places a particular emphasis on the identification, occurrence, and analysis of sediments and sedimentary rock facies. Numerous field trips apply lecture content in the field to reconstruct Appalachian geology. Learn how to map geologic rock formations in the field and measure stratigraphic section, two skills that are integral to any professional geologist and research geologist. Prerequisites: GEOL 206, 211. Three hours per week.Prerequisites: GEOL 206, 211. Three hours per week.more info
GSST485GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES CAPSTONE SEMINARExamines gender and sexual orientation issues and questions from a contemporary perspective, including psychology, education, philosophy, history, English, sociology, political science and art. Readings, lectures and discussion provide a theoretical framework for capstone projects in spring semester. Produce an independent research project on a topic of one’s choosing relevant to gender and sexuality studies. Offered only in the spring semester. Prerequisite: Permission of gender studies coordinator. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: Permission of gender studies coordinator. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
HIST330PROSEMINAR IN HISTORYSurvey of selected historians and their philosophies of history. Guides students in the preparation of a formal research paper using primary and secondary sources. Prerequisites: HIST 101, 102 and 201 or 202. Three hours lecture, one hour laboratory per week. Meets General Education IIB. (Required C or better.)Prerequisites: HIST 101, 102 and 201 or 202. Three hours lecture, one hour laboratory per week. Meets General Education IIB. (Required C or better.)more info
HIST435SENIOR THESISIndividual research and preparation of a thesis by history majors. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
HIST483ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF DELMARVAThrough class discussions, students will gain an understanding of the natural history of Delmarva and Chesapeake, the changing patterns of land and resource use, environmental conflicts, the growth of 20th century conservation efforts and the implication of burgeoning growth in the Eastern metropolitan corridor of Delmarva. This course draws upon the resources of the Salisbury area through local speakers, environmental activists, foresters, authors and farmers. The course will utilize: the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, the Nanticoke Indian Museum, Furnace Town, Wye Island NWMA, Pemberton Park, and Crisfield and Smith islands. Research paper is required. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIB.more info
HIST484SEMINAR IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORYExplores through readings, discussions and research basic problems in Latin American history. The period or topics studied are selected by the instructor. May be taken twice under different course subtitles. Prerequisites: HIST 330 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week plus enhancement.Prerequisites: HIST 330 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week plus enhancement.more info
HIST497UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHResearch opportunity for advanced students of history to reconstruct aspects of the past using primary documentation under the guidance of a faculty member knowledgeable of the chosen subject. Prerequisites: HIST 330 and permission of instructor or department chair.Prerequisites: HIST 330 and permission of instructor or department chair.more info
HIST499HONORSIndependent study, research and conferences undertaken by history majors for departmental honors at the invitation of the department. May not be taken on a pass/no credit basis. Prerequisites: Approval of department, 20 hours of coursework in history including HIST 330, minimum 3.5 average in history.Prerequisites: Approval of department, 20 hours of coursework in history including HIST 330, minimum 3.5 average in history.more info
HIST579MEDIEVAL MILITARY HISTORYExplores the military history of the Medieval World from the fall of the Roman Empire in the fourth century A.D. and the subsequent establishment of the Germanic Kingdoms, to the decline of the supremacy of the mounted warrior at the beginning of the sixteenth century. Students will be encouraged to understand the relationship between the military realities of medieval societies and their social structure. The course will also outline the strategy and tactics used by medieval armies, how these affected the lives of the populations, and how new developments in these fields led to the creation of the nation-states in the early modern period. Time will also be spent studying the ideas of the period through the lives of some of the medieval worlds' greatest soldiers, statesmen, philosophers, and historians. Three hours per week.more info
HIST583ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF DELMARVAThrough class discussions, students will gain an understanding of the natural history of Delmarva and the Chesapeake, changing patterns of land and resource use, environmental conflicts, the growth of twentieth-century conservation efforts, and finally, the implications of burgeoning growth in the eastern metropolitan corridor on Delmarva. This course will draw upon the resources of the Salisbury area through local speakers, environmental activists, foresters, authors and farmers. Local sites, including the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, the Nanticoke Indian Museum, Pemberton Park, Crisfield and Smith Island will be utilized. Research paper required. Three hours per week.more info
HIST601METHODS OF HISTORICAL RESEARCHStudents will examine first-hand, the vast original documentation relating to the lower Delmarva peninsula at the Nabb Research Center, and what social, political, educational, economic, religious, or cultural material(s) might be included in each record type. Familiarity with 17th and 18th century language and handwriting (similar to learning a foreign language) must also be included in order to understand the documents. Research and interpretation will focus on creating a more complete picture of what life was like during the century after the initial settlement of the Lower eastern Shore. May be taken only once. Three hours per week.more info
HIST602SEMINAR: COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY AMERICAA study of Colonial institutions and the American Revolutionary movement. Emphasis is placed upon the study of specific topics through individual research projects. May be taken twice under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.more info
HIST603SEMINAR IN NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICAAn opportunity to explore in-depth 19th century American society, via themes selected by the instructor. May be taken twice under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.more info
HIST604SEMINAR IN EUROPEAN HISTORYDesigned to enable the student to explore, through intensive research, basic problems in European history. The period or topics to be studied will be selected by the instructor. May be taken twice under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.more info
HIST606SEMINAR IN TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICAEnables intensive exploration of specific periods and/or problems in this century through individual research. May be taken twice under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.more info
HIST608SEMINAR IN AMERICAN DIPLOMACYPermits investigation, through reading and research, of selected problems in the history of American diplomacy. May be taken twice under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.more info
HIST610SEMINAR IN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORYAn intensive study of major institutions and specific periods in Latin America through reading and research. May be taken twice under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Three hours per week.more info
HIST612SPECIAL TOPICS SEMINARAn intensive readings or research course on a special topic selected by the instructor. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Three hours per week.more info
HLSC499SPECIAL TOPICS IN HEALTH SCIENCESStudy of a specific aspect of biomedical research or health care. Topic varies semester to semester. May be repeated with different topics with no limit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. One to four hours per week.Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. One to four hours per week.more info
HLSC599SPECIAL TOPICS IN HEALTH SCIENCESStudy of a specific aspect of biomedical research or health care. Topic varies semester to semester. May be repeated with different topics with no limit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. One to four hours per week.Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. One to four hours per week.more info
HONR111CRITICAL THINKING AND WRITINGExamines processes for developing clear and sound arguments. Emphasizes critical thinking, writing, oral debate, information literacy, and research skills. Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IA.Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IA.more info
HONR312HONORS RESEARCH/CREATIVE PROJECTDevelop a research or creative project suitable for presentation at an undergraduate research conference or equivalent public venue. Work one-on-one with a faculty mentor from a department of the student's choosing and with Honors administrative faculty to complete and present the independent project. Prerequisites: Admission to Honors Program. One hour per week. (P/F)Prerequisites: Admission to Honors Program. One hour per week. (P/F)more info
HONR490HONORS THESIS PREPARATIONDesigned to set up the framework and faculty support for the thesis. It usually is taken the semester before students write their thesis. Required for those who wish to complete a thesis. Prerequisite: Permission of Honors Director. One hour per week. (P/F)Prerequisite: Permission of Honors Director. One hour per week. (P/F)more info
HONR496HONORS THESIS CONSULTATIONDesignates the Honors thesis consultation with thesis director and committee. Prerequisite: HONR 490. Corequisite: HONR 495 or Departmental research/creative course aproved by Honors Administrators.Prerequisite: HONR 490. Corequisite: HONR 495 or Departmental research/creative course aproved by Honors Administrators.more info
IDIS335FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIESA comprehensive course for undergraduate students seeking an academic career integrating multiple disciplines. Provides an in-depth study examining the purpose and value of an interdisciplinary course of study. Consider and design individualized programs as well as initiate interdisciplinary research. Prerequisite: Permission of IDIS advisor/instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: Permission of IDIS advisor/instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
IDIS435INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH SEMINARUpper-level interdisciplinary course focused on a seminar topic. Leads to the in-depth integration of the students' work in a broad range of environments in relation to the topic. Prerequisite: IDIS 335 or permission of instructor. May not receive credit for both IDIS 330 and IDIS 435. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: IDIS 335 or permission of instructor. May not receive credit for both IDIS 330 and IDIS 435. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
IDIS497UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHIndependent student research under the supervision of the Interdisciplinary Studies Coordinator. Students will have the opportunity to study a topic in depth and design their own research project to add to that area’s body of knowledge. Specific topics are indicated on student transcripts. Public presentation required. Prerequisite: Junior standing, permission of Interdisciplinary Studies Coordinator. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: Junior standing, permission of Interdisciplinary Studies Coordinator. Three hours per week.more info
INFO480SEMINAR IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMSStudy of major research findings, case studies and current issues relevant to management in the era of computer-based information systems and use of standard business software. Prerequisites: Junior Information Systems major. Three hours per week.Prerequisites: Junior Information Systems major. Three hours per week.more info
INFO491ADVANCED INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNSHIPResearch associated with an internship experience in information systems. Prerequisites: INFO 490 or completion of ABLE requirement, placement approval and permission of the department chair, completion of ABLE office administrative requirements. One to three hours per week.Prerequisites: INFO 490 or completion of ABLE requirement, placement approval and permission of the department chair, completion of ABLE office administrative requirements. One to three hours per week.more info
INFO494DIRECTED STUDY IN INFORMATION SYSTEMSIntensive research or study of a selected topic in management information systems. May be used as an information systems elective if approved by the department chair. May be repeated once for credit under different subtitles. Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of instructor prior to registration.Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of instructor prior to registration.more info
INTB494DIRECTED STUDY IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSFor students who desire to do research or pursue a specia topic in international business. May be used as an international business elective if approved by the chair of the Management and Marketing Department. Prerequisites: Junior status and permission of the instructor prior to registration, One to three hours per week.Prerequisites: Junior status and permission of the instructor prior to registration, One to three hours per week.more info
MATH390UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROJECTOffers study of some area of the mathematical sciences in more depth than is possible in the usual classroom setting. Students work on a project under the direction of faculty members. Prerequisite: Department chair and research committee approval. (P/F)Prerequisite: Department chair and research committee approval. (P/F)more info
MATH495DIRECTED CONSULTINGProvides teams of 3-12 students with experience in using mathematical and computing tools to solve real-world problems posed by a client organization, such as a research institute, business or industry. Combines individual and group work and requires presentation of a written and oral report to the client organization and the department. Cross-listed with COSC 495. MATH/COSC 495 may be taken twice for a maximum of eight credit hours, but used only once toward a major in mathematics or computer science. Prerequisite: Invitation by the department. Four hours per week. (P/F)Prerequisite: Invitation by the department. Four hours per week. (P/F)more info
MDTC300PRINCIPLES OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCEIntroduction to medical laboratory science, including use of laboratory equipment, microscopy, spectrophotometry, safety, ethics, diagnostic and prognostic use of testing, specimen collection and handling, statistics, quality assurance, quality control and methods comparison, lab math, lab computerization, professional communication methods, and methods in research design/practice with emphasis on evaluation of published laboratory science research. Prerequisites: Admission to the major or permission of instructor. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.Prerequisites: Admission to the major or permission of instructor. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.more info
MDTC470RESEARCH METHODS IN MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCEAn introduction to methods in research design/practice with emphasis on evaluation of published laboratory science research literature for the purpose of research design, publication and presentation. Should be taken the fall semester prior to MDTC 471. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. One hour per week.Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. One hour per week.more info
MGMT491ADVANCED MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIPResearch associated with an internship experience in management. Prerequisites: MGMT 490 or completion of ABLE requirement, placement approval and permission of the department chair, completion of ABLE administrative requirements. One to three hours per week.Prerequisites: MGMT 490 or completion of ABLE requirement, placement approval and permission of the department chair, completion of ABLE administrative requirements. One to three hours per week.more info
MGMT494DIRECTED STUDYFor students who desire to research or pursue a special topic in management. May be used as a management elective if approved by the chair of the Management and Marketing Department. Prerequisites: Junior status and permission of instructor prior to registration. One to three hours per week.Prerequisites: Junior status and permission of instructor prior to registration. One to three hours per week.more info
MKTG331ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONSManagerial overview of advertising and sales promotion as they relate to economic and social systems. Topics include promotional planning, research, media selection, creative implementation, retail, business/professional and consumer advertising. Prerequisite: MKTG 330. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: MKTG 330. Three hours per week.more info
MKTG332CONSUMER BEHAVIORExamination of the buyer (individual consumer and organizational agent) as problem solver. Topics include buying decision processes and social, psychological, anthropological and economic factors that influence behavior in the marketplace. Examines principles, theories, models and research techniques related to purchasing behavior. Prerequisite: MKTG 330. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: MKTG 330. Three hours per week.more info
MKTG335MARKETING RESEARCHCollection and analysis of marketing data viewed in context of identifying the market demand (methods of decision making for marketing management). Topics include Bayesian decision theory, sampling techniques, and regression and correlation analysis. May not receive credit for both MKTG 438 and MKTG 335. Prerequisites: INFO 281, MKTG 330. Three hours per week.Prerequisites: INFO 281, MKTG 330. Three hours per week.more info
MKTG491ADVANCED MARKETING INTERNSHIPResearch associated with an internship experience in marketing. Prerequisites: MKTG 490 or completion of ABLE requirement, placement approval and permission of the department chair, completion of ABLE administrative requirements. One to three hours per week.Prerequisites: MKTG 490 or completion of ABLE requirement, placement approval and permission of the department chair, completion of ABLE administrative requirements. One to three hours per week.more info
MKTG494DIRECTED STUDYFor students who desire to research or pursue a special topic in marketing. May be used as a marketing elective if approved by the chair of the Management and Marketing Department. Prerequisites: Junior status and permission of instructor prior to registration. One to three hours per week.Prerequisites: Junior status and permission of instructor prior to registration. One to three hours per week.more info
MUSA104MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPResearch, study, rehearse and perform songs (duets, trios, small ensembles and choruses) and scenes from American musical theatre. Study of vocal and audition techniques, performance practice, staging, “characterizing” a song, musical theatre styles and performance etiquette. Open to all students. Fulfills large ensemble requirement for music major and ensemble requirement for music minor. Prerequisite: Audition. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: Audition. Three hours per week.more info
MUSA501SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAResearch and performance of major works in orchestral literature. Prerequisite: Audition. Three hours rehearsal per week.Prerequisite: Audition. Three hours rehearsal per week.more info
MUSA502SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAContinued research and performance of major works in the field of orchestral literature. Prerequisite: Audition. Three hours rehearsal per week.Prerequisite: Audition. Three hours rehearsal per week.more info
MUSA503SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAResearch and performance of major works in the field of orchestral literature using advanced conducting techniques. Prerequisite: Audition. Three hours studio per week.Prerequisite: Audition. Three hours studio per week.more info
MUSA507CHAMBER CHOIRResearch and performance of major works in choral literature. Prerequisite: Audition. Three hours rehearsal per week.Prerequisite: Audition. Three hours rehearsal per week.more info
MUSA509CHAMBER CHOIRResearch and performance of major works in the field of choral literature using advanced conducting techniques. Prerequisite: Audition. Three hours rehearsal per week.Prerequisite: Audition. Three hours rehearsal per week.more info
MUSA516WIND ENSEMBLEResearch and performance of major works in wind ensemble literature. Prerequisite: Audition. Three hours rehearsal per week.Prerequisite: Audition. Three hours rehearsal per week.more info
MUSA518WIND ENSEMBLEResearch and performance of major works in the field of wind ensemble literature using advanced conducting techniques. Prerequisite: Audition. Three hours rehearsal per week.Prerequisite: Audition. Three hours rehearsal per week.more info
MUSC490DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDYTutorial in any area of music; open to seniors and graduate students. May include continuation of a skills development program begun in the lower-level independent study course, or any type of individual research in music not normally included in courses offered by the department, or individual study of an area needed for teacher certification but not offered by the department in the current semester. Approval in writing of department chair and supervising faculty member prior to registration, with the area of study to be specified in writing. May be repeated for a maximum of eight credits. Hours vary, up to 4 hours per week.more info
MUSC497UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHDesigned to encourage students to pursue an important area of original research in either music history, theory, composition or performance. Allows student to study a subject area in more depth than possible in the traditional classroom setting. Public presentation required. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. One to four hours per week.Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. One to four hours per week.more info
MUSC498SENIOR PROJECTRequired of music majors in senior year of the BA in music (traditional and music technology) tracks but it is open to all music majors. Designed to be a research paper, recital or composition. This project is of the student's choice in consultation with a faculty mentor. Students will meet weekly with their faculty mentor. Sign up in music office one term in advance. Prerequisite: Senior standing, completion of music core, permission of chair. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: Senior standing, completion of music core, permission of chair. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
MUSC510RECENT ISSUES AND TRENDS IN MUSIC EDUCATIONStudent-researched seminar presentations on pertinent current issues in general, vocal and instrumental music education. The seminar presentations will, through researching current trends, arrive at conclusions compatible with current practices in music education. Prerequisites: ELED 419 and SCED 429 or equivalent. Three hours per week.Prerequisites: ELED 419 and SCED 429 or equivalent. Three hours per week.more info
MUSC530DIRECTED RESEARCH IN MUSIC/ MUSIC EDUCATIONPreparation of optional research project in the M.Ed. program under the direction of departmental faculty. Weekly conference with faculty sponsor.more info
MUSC590DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDYAn individual, graduate tutorial course including research topics not covered in available courses. May be repeated for a maximum of three hours credit under difference course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Prerequisite: Written specified area of study approved in writing by department chair and supervising faculty member prior to registration.Prerequisite: Written specified area of study approved in writing by department chair and supervising faculty member prior to registration.more info
NURS329RESEARCH METHODS IN NURSINGProvides an understanding of the research process with opportunities to develop critical analysis skills in critiquing current nursing research and interpreting evidence to inform practice. Prerequisites: NURS 312, MATH 155. Three hours per week.Prerequisites: NURS 312, MATH 155. Three hours per week.more info
NURS422NURSING OF CHILDBEARING AND CHILDREARING FAMILIESFocus on nursing care to childbearing and childrearing families, and exploration of current, applicable research. Self-care and participation of family members emphasized. Topics include conditions that place the client at risk and selected acute and chronic childhood disorders. Prerequisites: NURS 310, 311, 312, 319 with a C or better. Co-requisite: NURS 423. Three hours per week.Prerequisites: NURS 310, 311, 312, 319 with a C or better. Co-requisite: NURS 423. Three hours per week.more info
NURS516FAMILY NURSINGExplores theory and research relevant to family nursing assessment and intervention. Family health, illness and the impact of stressful events on the family system are examined. Clinical situations with families are analyzed based on classic family theory, developing theory and published research. Students develop strategies for serving as advocates for families as they explore beginning role requirements of advanced practice nurses. Three hours lecture, three-four hours clinical practice per week, for a total of 50 hours.more info
NURS538NURSING THEORIESExamines the nature of concepts, models and theories in the context of scientific development and the historical development of nursing knowledge. A comparative analysis of evolving nursing theories will be made in regard to meeting criteria for theory building; major concepts used; theoretical perspective used; testability and practicality for application with the nursing process in clinical practice, teaching and research. Three hours lecture per week.more info
NURS544QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH IN HEALTH CAREFocuses on quantitative research methods as a foundation for evidence-based health care. Includes problem identification, formulation of hypotheses, research design, sampling analyses, and interpretation of quantitative data. Provides practice using a statistical package as a tool to analyze quantitative research data. Research findings are communicated both orally and in writing to health professionals using current technology. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: MATH 502.Prerequisite/Co-requisite: MATH 502.more info
NURS590THESISProvides an opportunity for the master’s level student to conduct formal research related to nursing. Reflects a culminating research study as an independent project under the direction of a thesis chair and committee. Incorporates knowledge from research methodology and analysis learned throughout the program. Requires that the student demonstrate critical thinking, a proficiency in oral and written communication, and use of appropriate information technology. Traditional defense of thesis required. May be repeated; no limit to the number of repeats. Prerequisites: MATH 502, NURS 544, and permission of the instructor.Prerequisites: MATH 502, NURS 544, and permission of the instructor.more info
PHIL475SEMINAR IN PHILOSOPHYOffers advanced students in philosophy an opportunity to research and reflect on an issue or theme more thoroughly and intensely than is possible in an ordinary course. Content varies semester to semester. May be repeated for credit with faculty approval. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
PHIL497RESEARCH IN PHILOSOPHYProvides advanced philosophy students an opportunity to study an area of philosophy in more depth than is possible in the traditional classroom setting. Working with a faculty mentor, students will choose an area of philosophical inquiry, study the relevant philosophical literature in that area, and produce a substantial paper worthy of presentation at an undergraduate philosophy conference. Course may be taken twice for credit. Prerequisite: Junior status. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: Junior status. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
PHYS395INTERMEDIATE PHYSICS RESEARCHIntermediate level, individual research project in physics under supervision of a member of the faculty. May be repeated for up to six credits. Prerequisites: Eight credits of physics and departmental approval. Two hours per week per credit.Prerequisites: Eight credits of physics and departmental approval. Two hours per week per credit.more info
PHYS470SENIOR SEMINARSenior seminar for Physics majors. Introduction to research practices. Preparation for PHYS 475 or PHYS 490 projects. Prerequisites: 30 hours of physics or departmental approval. One hour per week.Prerequisites: 30 hours of physics or departmental approval. One hour per week.more info
PHYS490RESEARCH IN PHYSICSResearch project in one of the areas of physics chosen, designed and carried out by student with the advice and approval of a faculty member. Actual work may be carried out at off-campus sites. Written report, seminar presentation required. Prerequisites: PHYS 470 and 40 credits of physics (or senior standing) and department chair approval.Prerequisites: PHYS 470 and 40 credits of physics (or senior standing) and department chair approval.more info
POSC300METHODS OF EMPERICAL POLITICAL ANALYSISFocuses on student-developed research projects that utilize the scientific method and the collection and analysis of quantitative data, especially public opinion polls. The use of computers and statistics in political science research emphasized. Prerequisites: C or better in POSC 101 or 103, sophomore standing or above. Three hours lecture, one two-hour laboratory per week.Prerequisites: C or better in POSC 101 or 103, sophomore standing or above. Three hours lecture, one two-hour laboratory per week.more info
POSC341POLTICAL SCIENCE INTERNSHIP SEMINARPlaces an intern’s work experience within a broader, analytical perspective. Interns thoroughly examine existing research on the relevant governmental agency and relate the findings of this research to their own internship experiences. Designed to be taken with POSC 340. Prerequisite: C or better in POSC 101 or 103, permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancementPrerequisite: C or better in POSC 101 or 103, permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancementmore info
POSC490INDIVIDUAL RESEARCHAdvanced students pursue their own research project under the direction of a faculty member, or assist a faculty member in a research project. Involves in-depth reading program or the collection and analysis of data from primary sources. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits with faculty approval; credit beyond three hours requires approval of the department chair.more info
POSC590INDIVIDUAL RESEARCHAdvanced students pursue their own research project under the direction of a faculty member, or assist a faculty member in a research project. Involves in-depth reading program or the collection and analysis of data from primary sources. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits with faculty approval; credit beyond three hours requires approval of the department chair. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit.more info
PSYC304RESEARCH METHODSStudy of the scientific method and principles of research design and their application to the study of psychology. Prerequisites: PSYC 220. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisites: PSYC 220. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
PSYC305PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNINGASurvey of basic learning paradigms, including classical and operant conditioning, with an emphasis on experimental research using non-human animals. Applications of these theories are also discussed in terms of human behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC 101. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: PSYC 101. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
PSYC323PSYCHOLOGY OF DEATH AND DYINGExploration of attitudes and behaviors related to death. Topics include the dying patient, suicide, bereavement, ethical issues, the funeral, etc. Emphasis on developing an understanding of self and death. Prerequisite: PSYC 101. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: PSYC 101. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
PSYC412PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGIONOffers a psyschological perspective of religion and spirituality by focusing on empirical findings regarding the behavior and cognitive processes of individuals engaged in religious and spiritual activities. The goal is to think about religion psychologically by asking questions to which theory and research can be applied in pursuit of answers. Prerequisite: PSYC 101. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: PSYC 101. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
PSYC481HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY - BEHAVIORAL MEDICINEA scientific, research-based examination of the ways in which psychological factors may relate to physical health and disease, including behavioral and emotional protective and risk factors for disease from a biopsychosocial perspective. Students will explore the psychological consequences of physical disease and disability, as well as common intervention approaches within clinical health psychology and behavioral medicine. Designed for psychology majors and students in the health sciences who have an understanding of basic psychological principles. Prerequisite: PSYC 101, junior or senior status is suggested. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: PSYC 101, junior or senior status is suggested. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
PSYC490INDIVIDUAL DIRECTED STUDYEnables advanced students to pursue, through observation, experimentation or library research, a topic of their choosing. May be repeated for a maximum of eight credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.more info
PSYC497RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGYDesigned to introduce students to independent, original inquiry in questions of and mental processing using the scientific method. The course requires literature review, development of a hypothesis, selection of an appropriate research method, data collection and analysis, and research report writing under the close supervision of a faculty mentor. Findings will be reported at a public, scientific forum. Prerequisites: PSYC 304, junior status, permission of faculty mentor. May be repeated for a maximum of eight hours credits.Prerequisites: PSYC 304, junior status, permission of faculty mentor. May be repeated for a maximum of eight hours credits.more info
REED500LITERACY: HISTORY AND THEORYDevelop knowledge and understanding of historical perspectives and major literacy theories, research on the development of reading/literacy, and becoming a member of a professional literacy community. Three hours per week.more info
REED517ADOLESCENT LITERACIESDevelop a wide range of theoretical and applied perspectives of adolescent literacy learners. Topics include motivation and engagement, multi-modal literacies, reading and writing in the disciplines, and oral language discourse. Three hours per week.more info
RESP400FUNDAMENTALS OF RESPIRATORY CARE RESEARCHIntroduction to the fundamentals of research related to the profession of respiratory care. The course is designed to enhance communication skills of undergraduate respiratory therapy students for the purpose of writing and presenting research related to respiratory care. Prerequisite: Senior status or consent of instructor. Two hours per week.Prerequisite: Senior status or consent of instructor. Two hours per week.more info
SCED422TEACHING READING IN THE CONTENT AREAS: PART IKnowledge of the reading process, instructional strategies and materials used is drawn from research-based recommendations for using text in secondary content areas. Intended for secondary and K-12 teacher education candidates. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Three hours per week.Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Teacher Education Program. Three hours per week.more info
SCED462ESOL INTERNSHIP I - ELEMENTARYA full-time eight week clinical experience at an elementary school setting providing opportunities to actualize the latest educational research and theory into practice for teaching English Language Learners (ELL), including but not exclusive to: observation, mini-teaching, macro-teaching, whole group lessons and action research. Conducted under the direct supervision of a mentor teacher (experienced public school teacher) with guidance and support from the university supervisor. Prerequisites: Completion of all required coursework in the BA ESOL/K-12 Certification sequence prior to the internship, admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, compliance with student teaching criteria. Co-requisites: SCED 463 and 465. (P/F)Prerequisites: Completion of all required coursework in the BA ESOL/K-12 Certification sequence prior to the internship, admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, compliance with student teaching criteria. Co-requisites: SCED 463 and 465. (P/F)more info
SCED463ESOL INTERNSHIP II - SECONDARYA full-time eight week clinical experience at a middle/secondary school setting providing opportunities to actualize the latest educational research and theory into practice for teaching English Language Learners (ELL), including but not exclusive to: observation, mini-teaching, macro-teaching, whole group lessons and action research. Conducted under the direct supervision of a mentor teacher (experienced public school teacher) with guidance and support from the university supervisor. Prerequisites: Completion of all required coursework in the BA ESOL/K-12 Certification sequence prior to the internship, admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, compliance with student teaching criteria. Co-requisites: SCED 462 and 465. (P/F)Prerequisites: Completion of all required coursework in the BA ESOL/K-12 Certification sequence prior to the internship, admission to Professional Teacher Education Program, compliance with student teaching criteria. Co-requisites: SCED 462 and 465. (P/F)more info
SOCI321SOCIAL RESEARCHIntroduction to qualitative and quantitative social research methods. Emphasis on research design, question formulation, sampling techniques, hypothesis testing, data analysis, computer processing, and practical research activity. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Three hours lecture, one two hour laboratory per week.Prerequisite: Junior standing. Three hours lecture, one two hour laboratory per week.more info
SOCI324COMMUNITY SOCIOLOGYInvestigation of communities as social systems emphasizing current directions in community research. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IIB).more info
SOCI429SENIOR EXPERIENCESeminar designed to facilitate discussion about the organization and completion of research projects. This capstone experience is for students in their final year of the sociology program. Prerequisite: senior standing. One hour per week.Prerequisite: senior standing. One hour per week.more info
SOCI497UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHApplies social research methods to a specific research project which includes hypothesis formulation, research design, data collection, data analysis and a presentation in some public forum. Prerequisite: CADR/SOCI 321 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.Prerequisite: CADR/SOCI 321 or permission of instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.more info
SOSC499HONORSIndependent study, research and conferences undertaken by social science majors for department honors at the invitation of the department. May not be taken on a pass/no credit basis. Prerequisites: Approval of department, 21 hours of work in social science completed, minimum 3.5 average in social sciences.Prerequisites: Approval of department, 21 hours of work in social science completed, minimum 3.5 average in social sciences.more info
SOWK416SOCIAL RESEARCH IThe first of two courses in social work and evaluation research. Emphasizes the development and use of scientific knowledge and the application of that knowledge to evaluate social work interventions and program evaluation. Explores applied research methodologies to enhance the student’s use of evidence-based social work knowledge and skills. May be repeated only once with permission of the department. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional program, senior standing. Corequisites: SOWK 400, 420. Four hours per week.Prerequisite: Admission to the professional program, senior standing. Corequisites: SOWK 400, 420. Four hours per week.more info
SOWK417SOCIAL RESEARCH IIThe second of two courses focused on the basic concepts and methods of scientific inquiry used to build knowledge and evaluate practice. Builds and expands upon material covered in Social Work Research I. Includes focus on program evaluation, single-subject designs, data analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics, presentation of data, report writing and application of findings to practice. Explores applied research methodologies that will enhance the student’s use of evidence-based interventions. May be repeated only once with permission of the department. Prerequisites: Admission to the professional program, senior standing, SOWK 416. Corequisites: SOWK 410, 421. Four hours per week.Prerequisites: Admission to the professional program, senior standing, SOWK 416. Corequisites: SOWK 410, 421. Four hours per week.more info
SPAN480SENIOR SEMINARFor senior Spanish majors. Research encompassing several areas of Spanish life and culture, language and literature is brought to bear upon a single theme or issue. Prerequisite: Senior standing.Prerequisite: Senior standing.more info
SPAN496SPAN INDEPENDENT STUDYIndividual study in any area of the language, culture, or literature of the Spanish-speaking world, with the advice and direction of a member of the department. May be repeated with new content for a maximum of eight credits. Prerequisite: Junior standing, permission of department chair.Prerequisite: Junior standing, permission of department chair.more info
SPAN497UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHDesigned to encourage students to persue an important area of original research in Spanish linguistics, cultural or literary studies of Spain or Latin America. Allows students to study a subject area in more depth than possible in the traditional classroom setting. Public presentation of research is required. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisites: Junior standing an d permission of department chair and instructor who will direct the study.Prerequisites: Junior standing an d permission of department chair and instructor who will direct the study.more info
THEA210FUNDAMENTALS OF FILM, TELEVISION AND THEATRE DESIGNStudy of the art and craft of scenography and production design through plays, film and dramatic literature. Focuses on character and script analysis, research and conceptualizing a visual world through research, writing, collage/assembly and basic model building. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General education IIIA or IIIC.more info
THEA320COSTUME DESIGNExamines the elements of design, character study, textual analysis and directional concepts as a basis for translating conceptualizations into costume renderings. Includes period research and contemporary designers in the world of fashion and theatre. Design and Production Track Prerequisite: THEA 126 or permission of instructor. Six hours per week.Prerequisite: THEA 126 or permission of instructor. Six hours per week.more info
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