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Graduate Studies Bulletin

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Graduate Course Listings

General Information
Course Abbreviations
Business and Economics (BACC)
Business and Economics (BUNW)
Business and Economics (BUS)
Education (EDUC)
English (ENG)
Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER)
Library and Information Science (LIBR)
Medicine (MEDN)
Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
Social Work (SWK)

General Information

The courses listed represent the complete graduate offerings of programs of Indiana University Northwest. The number of hours of credit awarded by a course is indicated in parentheses following the course title. The abbreviation "P" refers to the course prerequisite or prerequisites.

Proper enrollment is the individual responsibility of each student. There are always level prerequisites, and there are frequently course prerequisites for the courses in all programs.

Before there can be a proper enrollment in any course having prerequisites, the prerequisites must be successfully completed. Concurrent enrollment is not permissible unless specifically stated otherwise.

Also, at the end of the course description (in parenthesis) is a list of semesters/sessions (i.e., fall, spring, summer I, summer II) the course is offered. When "Occasionally" is indicated, the student should contact his or her advisor for further information on planning a program.

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Course Abbreviations

BACC Business and Economics
BUNW Business and Economics
BUS Business and Economics
EDUC Education
ENG English
HPER Health, Physical Education and Recreation
LIBR Library and Information Science
MEDN Medicine
NURS Nursing
SPEA Public and Environmental Affairs
SWK Social Work

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Business and Economics (BACC)

BACC A523 Managing Accounting Information Decision Making (3 cr.) This course is designed as an in-depth discussion and analysis of the roles of accounting information systems in current business environments, advanced technologies in accounting information systems, internal accounting controls through systems design, development and documentation.

BACC A571 Accounting Theory and Practice (3 cr.) Important accounting constructs (such as assets, liabilities, cost) will be defined, and measurement issues discussed. Generally accepted accounting principle concepts, principles, and assumptions will be examined. The value of information via an examination of various theories of information and decision making, including psychological theories and theories of ethical decision making will be considered.

BACC A573 Advanced Topics in Taxation (3 cr.) Teaches the primary sources of tax law, topics relating to the formation of a business enterprise such as partnerships and corporations, dividends and distributions, proprietorships, S corporations and international aspects of United States taxation.

BACC A574 Seminar in Taxation (3 cr.) P: BUNW A513. Internal Revenue Code and Regulations. Income exclusions, deductions, and credits of individual, partnership, and corporate taxable entities.

BACC L574 Business Law (3 cr.) Focuses primarily on the law of ownership, forms of business organizations, the uniform commercial code as it relates to sales, commercial paper and secured transactions, governmental regulation of business and accountant's liability.

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Business and Economics (BUNW)

BUNW A510 Management Communications (1.5 cr.) Investigates communication processes and strategies used by managers. Students will learn to use critical thinking skills to develop and present effective oral and written presentations to business audiences; to identify, assess, and select alternate communication strategies. Presentation software and other computer applications will be integrated in the course.

BUNW A512 Statistical Tools for Management (3 cr.) Application of probability theory and statistics to business decision making. Builds on knowledge from previous courses. Topical areas included are random distributions, sampling theory, inference testing, simple and multiple regression, correlation and curve-fitting, analysis of variance, experimental design, factor analysis, and time series analysis. (Fall)

BUNW A513 Accounting for Decision Making (3 cr.) Accounting is an integral part of a management information system. This course emphasizes obtaining, organizing, and using accounting information from the standpoint of internal management for planning and control. The course is divided equally between financial and managerial topics that focus on uses of accounting information. (Fall)

BUNW A514 Economics for Managers (3 cr.) Provides the student with an opportunity to learn the central core of traditional microeconomic theory, including the theory of the firm, the theory of consumer demand, and the theory of markets, while also introducing applications of the theory to several areas of business decision making. (Spring)

BUNW A515 Management and Organization Behavior (3 cr.) Review of management history and the role of managers. Includes management principles, concepts, and functions, and their relationships to effective management of modern organizations. Includes models of leadership, motivation, and communication, and integration of the individual, group, and organization. (Spring)

BUNW A516 Management Information Systems (3 cr.) P: All foundation courses. An integration of applications and techniques. The design of management information systems. Advanced topics include the interaction between organizational structure, the information system, and the data base. Case studies of system design and implementation.

BUNW B511 Marketing Management (3 cr.) Marketing planning and decision making examined from the firm's and consumers' points of view, marketing concept and its company-wide implications; integration of marketing with other functions. Market structure and behavior and their relationship to marketing strategy. Marketing systems viewed in terms of both public and private policy in a pluralistic society. (Fall)

BUNW B512 Financial Management (3 cr.) An introduction to the firm's investment, financing, and dividend decisions. Working capital management, capital budgeting, and capital structure strategies. (Spring)

BUNW B513 Operations Management (3 cr.) P: All foundation courses. Application of statistical and quantitative techniques to the design of work methods and standards, materials management and handling systems, inventory control, scheduling and planning, production-line design, plant layout and location, maintenance, and product control. Includes discussion of material requirements planning (MRP and MRP-II), just-in-time inventory (JIT) and its Japanese equivalent KANBAN, quality control (QC), and operations strategy.

BUNW B514 Legal, Ethical and Social Environment of Business (1.5 cr.) P: All foundation courses. Basic understanding of the legal environment and the roles that legal factors, from local ordinances to international law, play in all business decisions. Legal concepts are illustrated from the viewpoint of the individual firm.

BUNW B515 Introduction to International Business (3 cr.) P: All foundation courses. Economic, political, and social environment of foreign business affairs in "developed'' and "underdeveloped'' countries. Influence of business policy environment in marketing and overseas operations.

BUNW C515 Advanced Marketing Management (3 cr.) P: All foundation courses. A case approach to marketing problems and solutions involving marketing adaptations of conceptual, quantitative, behavioral, and economic analysis.

BUNW C516 Advanced Management Accounting (3 cr.) P: BUNW A513. Develops concepts and procedures essential to the preparation and interpretation of accounting reports for internal management. Uses of accounting information for planning, control, decision making, and product costing.

BUNW C517 Financial Management Analysis (3 cr.) P: All foundation courses. Application of financial theory and techniques of analysis in searching for optimal solutions to financial management problems.

BUNW D511 Management Strategy (3 cr.) P: All foundation courses and BUNW A516, BUNW, C517, BUNW B513 and one of last four classes taken prior to graduation. Administration of the business firm from the point of view of top management. Formulation and administration of policy; integration of internal operations with each other and with the environment; diagnosis of executive and organizational problems; evaluation of administrative strategies. Case studies and research reports supplement lectures, discussions, and selected readings.

BUNW F591 Independent Study in Business (1-6 cr.) P: consent of instructor and dean.

BUNW G514 Human Resources Management (1.5 cr.) P: All foundation courses. Modern personnel practices such as recruitment and selection, job classification, and training and development in a contemporary setting; the roles of management, government, and unions in collective bargaining.

BUNW G522 Personnel Measurement (3 cr.) P: BUNW A512, BUNW A515. Examination of techniques for measuring personnel characteristics and performance. Basic research methods and techniques.

BUNW G540 Labor Economics (3 cr.) P: BUNW A514. The economic issues and implications of the labor force. Particular emphasis on labor markets, earnings, hours of work, unemployment, and inflation.

BUNW G545 Collective Bargaining (3 cr.) P: none. Emphasis is on the negotiating process, the structure of bargaining and the issues involved in the bargaining process.

BUNW G549 Topics in Collective Bargaining (3 cr.) P: none. In-depth analysis of contemporary collective bargaining issues, topics, etc.

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Business and Economics (BUS)

BUS F517 Financial Markets and Institutions (3 cr.) P: BUNW B512. Study of the aggregation and distribution of financial resources. Includes analysis of the money and capital markets, financial instruments and securities, interest rate theory, and the public and private institutions of our financial system.

BUS F524 Investment Management (3 cr.) P: BUNW B512. Conceptual and analytical frameworks for formulating investment policies, analyzing securities, and constructing portfolio strategies for individuals and institutions.

BUS F527 Speculative Markets and Investment Strategies (3 cr.) P: BUNW B512. An in-depth analysis of the market for commodities, options, and real estate, and capital management within the legal, competitive, and economic environment.

BUS F575 Management of International Operations (3 cr.) P: BUNW B512. Financial management of foreign operations of the firm. Financial constraints of the international environment and their effect on standard concepts of financial management. Study of international currency flows, forward cover, and international banking practices.

BUS M503 Applied Marketing Research (3 cr.) P: BUNW B511, BUNW A512. An analytical information-based approach to solving major classes of marketing management problems, such as forecasting, market segmentation, and resource allocation. Case problem applications of problem structuring and marketing data collection, processing, and analysis.

BUS M550 Buyer Behavior (3 cr.) P: BUNW B511 or equivalent. Buyer behavior relevant to marketing decisions. Analysis of buyer capacities, capabilities, and motivations in relation to environmental factors and the marketing context. Implications for product design and promotion. Applications of behavioral sciences to buyer behavior. Survey of research methods and behavioral models. Discussion of contemporary issues in both consumer and industrial buyer behavior.

BUS S560 Management Information Systems Design and Applications (3 cr.) P: BUNW A516. Integration and application of the concepts, tools, and techniques learned in prior management of information systems courses using case and/or field studies. Consideration of the economic, organizational, behavioral, technical, legal, and other environmental contingencies in information systems design. Consideration of issues in project team management and systems integration.

BUS W511 New Venture Creation (3 cr.) Covers the entire breadth of the new venture creation process, from idea generation to financing the proposed venture. The course employs lectures and case analyses to introduce a substantive framework for new ventures. Students develop business plan proposals in teams and then simulate the negotiation process of obtaining capital.

BUS W516 Organization Development and Change (3 cr.) P: BUNW A515. Techniques for introducing and successfully managing change in complex organizations. Forces inducing change, organizational barriers to change, strategies for overcoming resistance to change, intervention techniques, and elements of effective programs for organizational change.

BUS W530 Organizations and Organizational Design (3 cr.) P: BUNW A515. Designing the basic organizational structure and the operating mechanisms that implement this basic structure. Design of the structure involves dividing and assigning the organization's work among positions and work groups (departments). Operating mechanisms include control procedures, information systems, reward systems, and spatial arrangements. Theories and applications to a wide variety of organizations.

BUS Z514 Seminar in Industrial Relations (3 cr.) Explores current issues in industrial relations and human resource management, including management decisions about recruiting, testing, hiring, assessing performance, structuring compensation, and retaining workers. Current public policy issues will also be discussed.

BUS Z570 Organizational Behavior II (1.5 cr.) P: All foundation courses. Seminar in individual and group behavior in organizations. Major theories of motivation, leadership, group dynamics, and decision making are among the topics discussed. These topics will be discussed in depth since it is assumed that students will have had at least one previous course in organizational behavior. Discussion and experiential learning will be stressed.

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Education (EDUC)

EDUC A500 School Administration (3 cr.) Organization and structure of the school system; legal basis of school administration; agencies of administration and control; and standards for administration in the various functional areas. (Summer I)

EDUC A510 School/Community Relations (3 cr.) For teachers and school administrators. Characteristics of the community school, including the multicultural quality of the community; adapting the education program to community needs; use of community resources in instruction; planning school-community relations programs. (Summer I)

EDUC A608 Legal Perspectives on Education (3 cr.) Overview of the legal framework affecting the organization and administration of public schools, including church-state issues, pupils' rights, staff-student relationships, conditions of employment, teacher organizations, tort liability, school finance, and desegregation. (Summer II)

EDUC A625 Administration of Elementary Schools (3 cr.) For persons preparing for administrative or supervisory positions. Role of the principal as professional leader in development and operation of school program. (Fall)

EDUC A627 Secondary School Administration (3 cr.) For secondary school administrators. Teacher selection and promotion, program making, load adjustment, pupil personnel, library, cafeteria, study organization, athletics, reports, and records. (Fall)

EDUC A695 Practicum in School Administration (3 cr.) Provides for closely supervised field experience in various areas of school administration. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC E505 Organization and Administration of Early Childhood Program (3 cr.) P: one course in early childhood education or consent of instructor. The study of different organizational plans for early childhood programs from infancy through age eight. Includes discussion of school philosophy, goals, curriculum, housing, staffing, budget policies for admission, grouping, health, licensing requirements, and school-community relations. (Fall)

EDUC E515 Workshop in Elementary Reading (credit arranged) Means of improving the teaching of reading in the elementary school. One credit hour is offered for each week of full-time work. Grades S or F. (As needed)

EDUC E518 Workshop in General Elementary Education (credit arranged) Individual and group study of problems within the field of elementary education. One credit hour is offered for each week of full-time work. Grades S or F. (As needed)

EDUC E535 Elementary School Curriculum (3 cr.) Social, economic, and educational forces influencing changes in the curriculum of the elementary school; observation and study of the curriculum of the elementary school and methods of evaluating it. (Summer II)

EDUC E536 Supervision of Elementary School Instruction (3 cr.) Modern concepts of supervision and the evaluation processes through which they have emerged. Supervisory work of the principal and supervisor or consultant. Study of group processes in a democratic school system. (Spring)

EDUC E543 (EDUC N543) Advanced Study in the Teaching of Mathematics in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.) Designed to help the experienced teacher improve the teaching of mathematics. Opportunities will be provided for individual and group study of content, methodology, and instructional materials for modern mathematics programs. (Fall)

EDUC E545 (EDUC L545) Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Elementary Schools (1-3 cr.) Review of developmental reading programs in the elementary schools, use of reading in various curricular areas, appraisal of reading abilities, and techniques of materials for individualized instruction. (Fall)

EDUC E547 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Social Studies in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.) For experienced teachers. Goals and functions of social studies and underlying principles that influence the teaching of social studies content, resources, and methodology. (Spring)

EDUC E548 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Science in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.) Designed to help experienced teachers gain greater proficiency in the teaching of science in the elementary school. Individualized learning experiences will be provided for persons interested in middle school teaching. (Spring)

EDUC E549 (EDUC L549) Advanced Study in the Teaching of Language Arts in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.) Helps experienced teachers gain further insight into the development of the English language and how best to teach language arts. Emphasis on basic communication skills and significant trends and materials. (Spring)

EDUC E591 Research Project in Elementary Education (3 cr.) Designed to permit students to demonstrate their ability to identify, analyze, and propose solutions to problems in their educational area. Solutions may include research or comprehensive review of the literature, together with recommendations. An oral examination and defense of the project is required. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

EDUC H520 Education and Social Issues (3 cr.) Identification and analysis of major problems in education and the pluralistic nature of American society. (Fall, Summer I)

EDUC K501 Adapting Computers for the Handicapped (3 cr.) Provides background information and experiences necessary to plan for and integrate special education technology into the curriculum of special education classrooms and for individuals with handicaps in the mainstream situation: software/uses, integration/implementation planning, IEP/data management, adaptive devices and funding. (Spring, Summer II)

EDUC K505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students (3 cr.) Basic special education principles for graduate students with no previous course work in special education. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

EDUC K520 Survey of Behavior Disorders (3 cr.) P: EDUC K505. An advanced survey of the literature related to behaviorally disordered/emotionally disturbed children, including historical information, theoretical approaches, characteristics, and issues. (Fall)

EDUC K521 Survey of Learning Disabilities (3 cr.) P: EDUC K505. Advanced survey of the literature related to learning-disabled children, including historical information, theoretical approaches, characteristics, and issues. (Summer II)

EDUC K535 Assessment/Remediation of Mildly Handicapped I (3 cr.) P: EDUC K505, EDUC K521, EDUC K550, EDUC P519. Emphasizes the collection and use of formal and informal assessment information for designing the content of individual educational plans for handicapped children in such academic areas as reading and mathematics. (Spring)

EDUC K536 Assessment/Remediation of Mildly Handicapped II (3 cr.) P: EDUC K535. Focuses on the analysis and selection of instructional materials, use of assessment information, and development and implementation of individual educational plans for mildly handicapped children. (Summer I)

EDUC K543 Education of the Socially and Emotionally Disturbed I (3 cr.) P: EDUC K505. A basic survey of the field of emotional disturbance and social maladjustment. Definitions, classifications, and characteristics: diagnostic and treatment procedures from a psychoeducational point of view. (Fall-odd year)

EDUC K550 Introduction to Mental Handicap (3 cr.) Definitions, classifications, and diagnostic and treatment procedures discussed from medical, psychological, sociological, and educational points of view. (Fall, Summer I)

EDUC L436 Materials and Practices for Teaching English as a Second Language (3 cr.) Includes current practices and strategies for teaching English as a second language. Theories, methods, materials, and issues in the field of English as a second language will be covered as they relate to the teaching of listening, speaking, reading, and writing for nonnative speakers of English. (Spring)

EDUC L441 Bilingual Education-An Introduction (3 cr.) P: successful completion of the pre-Teacher Education Program. Foundations of education in bilingual settings including the development and implementation of bilingual programs. (Fall)

EDUC L442 Methods of Bilingual Teaching (3 cr.) P: proficiency in English and the target language and Education L441. Methods of teaching the content areas in a bilingual setting including techniques of linguistic analysis. (Spring)

EDUC L443 Reading in Bilingual Classrooms (3 cr.) P: proficiency in English and the target language and Education L442. Methods of reading instruction in bilingual classrooms including rational, philosophical, psychological, and sociological dimensions as they relate to identification of materials and examination of models. (Fall)

EDUC L444 Workshop in Bilingual Education (1-6 cr.) Individual and group study of issues, concerns, or teaching techniques relating to the field of bilingual/bicultural education in a workshop format. (Spring)

EDUC L445 Theory and Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language (3 cr.) An examination of approaches and skills needed to teach effectively in culturally diverse situations. Skills needed for English as a second language teaching are treated beginning with assessment of language abilities and continuing through to methods and materials available. Field experience will include visits to elementary and secondary school settings as well as acknowledgment of the special requirements of adult student groups. (Fall)

EDUC L516 (EDUC S516) Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School English Language Arts (3 cr.) P: completion of an undergraduate methods course and teaching experience, or permission of instructor. Current programs, methods, and materials for junior high and secondary school English courses. Guided reading in teaching literature, writing, language, and media. (As needed)

EDUC L517 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Junior High and Secondary Schools (3 cr.) For secondary teachers, the developmental reading programs in secondary schools: use of reading in various curriculum areas, appraisal of reading abilities, and techniques and materials for helping reluctant and retarded readers. (As needed)

EDUC M401 Field/Laboratory Experience: Bilingual Education-An Introduction (0 cr.) To be taken concurrently with Education L441. (Fall)

EDUC M401 Field/Laboratory Experience: Bilingual Reading Methods (0 cr.) To be taken concurrently with Education L443. (Fall)

EDUC M401 Field/Laboratory Experience: Bilingual Teaching Methods (0 cr.) To be taken concurrently with Education L442. (Spring)

EDUC M550 Practicum (3 cr.) Teaching or experience in an accredited school, usually in Indiana. (S/F graded.) (Fall, Spring)

EDUC P507 Testing in the Classroom (3 cr.) Construction of classroom tests and other evaluation devices. Teacher's use of standardized tests. Designated for master's level teacher-training students who had no undergraduate course in measurement. (Spring, Summer II)

EDUC P508 Practicum in Measurement (1-6 cr.) P: EDUC P507. Gives experience in constructing and analyzing teacher-made tests and administering, analyzing, and evaluating standardized tests. Emphasis is on group and individual tests that do not require extensive training in administration and analysis. (Indiana University Northwest will offer EDUC P508 as a 3 credit hour course.) (Spring, Summer II)

EDUC P510 Psychology in Teaching (3 cr.) Basic study of psychological concepts and phenomena in teaching. An analysis of representative problems of the teacher's assumptions about human behavior and its development. (Summer II)

EDUC P515 Child Development (3 cr.) Major theories and findings concerning human development from birth through the elementary years as they relate to the practice of education. Topics include physical development, intelligence, perception, language, socioemotional development, sex-role development, moral development, early experience, research methods, and sociodevelopmental issues relating to education. (Spring)

EDUC P516 Adolescent Development (3 cr.) Growth and development in adolescents including physical, psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional characteristics are studied with particular reference to the practitioner and potential for future research. Contemporary issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, sexuality, and vandalism are examined. Problems of minority and disabled youths are studied. (Fall, Summer I)

EDUC P519 Psychoeducational Assessment of Exceptional Children (3 cr.) P: EDUC P518 or consent of instructor. Instruments used to assess intellectual, educational, and social competencies of exceptional children. Additional credit for supervised practice in administering those tests to children with visual or acoustical handicaps, cerebral palsy, language impairment, or mental retardation. Must be taken concurrently with EDUC M501. (Summer II)

EDUC S503 High School Curriculum (3 cr.) Designed to provide an overview for the teacher of the basic theories underlying the secondary school curriculum as well as an examination of the subject areas, problems, trends, challenges for the future, and significant research in the field. (Spring, Summer I)

EDUC S505 The Junior High and Middle School (3 cr.) Role of the junior high school and middle school in American education. Total programs: philosophy, functions, curriculum, guidance, activities, personnel, and administration. Not open to students who have taken EDUC S486. (Summer II)

EDUC S508 Problems in Secondary Education (3 cr.) Analysis of a common problem in the field of secondary education. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC S512 Workshop in Secondary Education (1-6 cr.) Individual and group study of issues or concerns relating to the field of secondary education (in workshop format). Grades S or F. (As needed)

EDUC S517 (EDUC N517) Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics (3 cr.) For experienced mathematics teachers. Methods, materials, literature; laboratory practice with mathematics equipment; evaluation techniques; standards and determination of essentials of content. Developing mathematics programs for specific school situations. (Fall)

EDUC S518 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Science (3 cr.) For science teachers. Improved techniques, current literature, textbooks, and free and low-cost materials. Solutions to specific practical problems confronting science teachers in the classroom and laboratory. (Spring)

EDUC S519 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Social Studies (3 cr.) For experienced teachers. Restudying the purposes of high school social studies, evaluating recent developments in content and instructional procedures, and developing social studies programs for specific school situations. (Spring)

EDUC S591 Research Project in Secondary Education (3 cr.) Designed to permit students to demonstrate their ability to identify, analyze, and propose solutions to problems in their educational area. Solutions may include research or comprehensive review of literature, together with recommendations. An oral examination and defense of the project are required. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

EDUC S655 Supervision of Secondary School Instruction (3 cr.) The roles and functions of supervisors, the modern concept of supervision, techniques of supervision, improvement of teaching procedures, and new trends in the organization of instruction. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC T550 Cultural/Community Forces and the Schools: (variable title) (3 cr.) Promotes modification of instructional strategies within diverse educational settings by providing opportunities to analyze community forces and cultures through cultural orientation workshops and seminars, culturally focused readings, direct residential participation in community-related activities, and site-based culture/strategies reports. (Summer I)

EDUC W510 Educational Computing (3 cr.) Students will examine the use of computers in education. Students will develop applications and projects with various state-of-the-art utilities, high-level programming and scripting languages, telecommunications, and/or computing environments. (Fall)

EDUC W520 Instructional Technology (3 cr.) Students will explore computer-related technology, computer peripherals, and their applications across the curriculum. Technical issues and applications will be studied through research and projects using a variety of software and hardware. (Summer I)

EDUC W540 Computers in the Curriculum (3 cr.) This methods course focuses on developing instructional techniques and systems. Students will address instructional design issues, instructional strategies, and planning techniques. Also, students will explore modern trends in using educational technology and will examine issues of integrating computer technology into the classroom. (Spring)

EDUC W566 Internship in Integrating Educational Computing (6 cr.) Students will develop individual projects in computer-based education. This internship will include an extended, practical application of computer-technology projects in a field-based educational setting. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC X501 Critical Reading in Content Areas (3 cr.) Aids elementary and secondary teachers in the development of instructional strategies, which assist students in the comprehension, critical analysis, and integration of ideas present in print material and various subject matter areas. (Summer I)

EDUC X502 Psycholinguistics of Reading (3 cr.) Explores the linguistics and cognitive dimensions of language. Discusses relationships among the systems of language and among the various expressions of language. Always includes topics on semantics, grammar, and dialect. (Summer II)

EDUC X503 Books for Reading Instruction (3 cr.) Examines the use of children's literature, trade books, and other nontext materials in reading instruction. Contemporary and historical selections for children and adolescents included. (Summer II)

EDUC X504 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties in the Classroom (3 cr.) P: EDUC E545 and EDUC P507. Treats the theory; correlates instruments and techniques of diagnosing reading difficulties in the classroom. (Fall)

EDUC X525 Practicum in Reading (1-4 cr.) P: Education EDUC E545 or EDUC S514, EDUC X504, or consent of instructor. Diagnostic testing, remedial classroom teaching, compiling clinical records, and reporting to academic counselors. Grades S or F. (Spring)

EDUC X530 Topical Workshop in Reading (variable title) (1-3 cr.) P: instructor's permission. Individual and group study of special topics in the field of reading. Means for improving the teaching of reading. One (1) credit hour offered for each week of full-time work. Grades S or F. (Summer I)

EDUC X590 Research in Reading (1-6 cr.) Individual research. Consent of instructor required prior to enrollment. Grades S or F. (As needed)

EDUC X599 Master's Thesis in Education (3 cr.) The thesis may be an organized scientific study or a systematic and comprehensive analysis of theory and practice in a specific area. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

EDUC Y520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry (3 cr.) Introductory course intended to orient beginning graduate students to the conduct of social science inquiry in general and educational inquiry in particular and to acquaint them with key terms and generally accepted procedures in qualitative and quantitative inquiry. (Fall, Spring, Summer II)

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English (ENG)

ENG G500 Introduction to the English Language (4 cr.) An introduction to the English language: its nature, structure, and development. (Fall or Spring)

ENG G552 Linguistics and the Teaching of English (4 cr.) Topics in applied English linguistics, intended for English teachers at all levels. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

ENG L553 Studies in Literature (1-3 cr.) Especially for secondary school teachers of English. Critical evaluation of poems, short stories, a major novel, and some major plays. (Fall or Spring)

ENG L612 Chaucer (4 cr.) Critical analysis of the Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, and selected shorter poems. (Fall or Spring)

ENG L620 Studies in English Literature 1500-1660 (4 cr.) Intensive study of one writer, a group of writers, or a theme or form significant to the period. May be repeated once for credit. (Occasionally)

ENG L623 English Drama from the 1590s to 1800, Exclusive of Shakespeare (4 cr.) P: familiarity with six plays of Shakespeare. (Occasionally)

ENG L625 Shakespeare (4 cr.) Critical analysis of selected texts. (Fall or Spring)

ENG L631 English Literature: 1660-1790 (4 cr.) Extensive reading in poetry and nonfictional prose. (Occasionally)

ENG L639 English Fiction to 1800 (4 cr.) (Occasionally)

ENG L642 Studies in Romantic Literature (4 cr.) Study of one writer, a group of writers, or a theme or form significant to the period. May be repeated once for credit. (Occasionally)

ENG L645 English Fiction 1800-1900 (4 cr.) (Occasionally)

ENG L647 Studies in Victorian Literature (4 cr.) Study of one writer, a group of writers, or a theme or form significant to the period. May be repeated once for credit. (Fall or Spring)

ENG L649 British Literature since 1900 (4 cr.) Extensive reading in all genres. (Fall or Spring)

ENG L653 American Literature, 1800-1900 (4 cr.) Intensive historical and critical study of all genres from Washington Irving through Frank Norris. (Fall or Spring)

ENG L655 American Literature since 1900 (4 cr.) Intensive historical and critical study of all genres from Theodore Dreiser to the present. (Fall or Spring)

ENG L660 Studies in British and American Literature, 1900 to the Present (4 cr.) Intensive study of one writer, a group of writers, or a theme or form significant to the period. May be repeated once for credit. (Fall or Spring)

ENG L666 Survey of Children's Literature (4 cr.) A survey of literature written for children and adolescents from the medieval period to the present. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

ENG L672 Modern American Drama (4 cr.) (Occasionally)

ENG W553 Theory and Practice of Exposition (4 cr.) Especially for secondary school teachers of English. Writing analysis or exposition: resources of the writer's "voice," of logical structure, and of language as instrument. (Occasionally)

ENG W611 Writing Fiction I (4 cr.) May be repeated once for credit. (Fall or Spring)

ENG W613 Writing Poetry I (4 cr.) Writing poetry. May be repeated once for credit. (Fall or Spring)

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Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER)

HPER H511 Advanced Emergency Care (3 cr.) Skills required to render advanced first aid and emergency care in various accident and disaster situations. Procedures for personal and family survival in natural or human disasters. Interested students may qualify for instructor certification. (Summer II)

HPER H518 Alcohol and Drug Education (3 cr.) Alcohol and drug abuse in American society are probed in a comprehensive yet practical manner. Physiological, psychological, sociological, theological, and legal dimensions of the issue are explored through lectures, group discussions, guest speakers, and audiovisual presentation. Discusses principles of teaching and counseling in drug education programs (Summer I)

HPER H617 Seminar in Health Education (credit arranged) Contemporary topics in the area of health education are studied under the direction of faculty members with specialized areas of expertise. Specific topics vary and may be repeated for credit. IUN offers the following topics: alcohol education and drug use, first aid, medical self-help, disaster preparedness, and health science experiments. (Summer I)

HPER P610 Physical Education in the Elementary School (3 cr.) Course focuses on a developmental approach to the physical education of children. Emphasis is placed on the impact of development experiences, curriculum development, teacher behavior, class management, play environment, and a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities. Students participate in classroom instruction; group projects; and contemporary game, rhythm, and self-testing activities. (Summer II)

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Library and Information Science (LIBR)

LIBR L401 Computer-Based Information Tools (3 cr.) Graded S/F. This skills-based course introduces basic applications that will be used throughout the student's course work and beyond. Students' experiences in this course should be seen as a basis for further skill development and learning throughout their careers. The course covers computing platforms, access tools, and management tools. Demonstration of skills will be a mastery test or an assignment in each unit of the course. L401 does not count toward graduate degree requirements.

LIBR L520 Bibliographic Access and Control (3 cr.) P: L401. Historical development and principles essential to the understanding of the conceptual foundations of providing bibliographic access and control of materials and information. Discussion and examples in the application of AACR2r will be presented to illustrate and reflect current practice. Emphasis is on monographic publications.

LIBR L524 Information Sources and Services (3 cr.) P or concurrent: L401. This course introduces students to the basic information sources and services among different types of libraries and information centers, including academic, public, special, and school media.

LIBR L526 Library Automation (3 cr.) P or concurrent: L401. Principles for the design, selection, implementation, and management of automated systems of all types in libraries, including systems for technical services processing, reference and user services, and management. Focus is on present and future applications of technology in libraries, their technical features, and their implications for library services and management. When possible, some practical experience with a particular application will be provided.

LIBR L527 Management of Libraries and Information Centers (3 cr.) Management and administration of all types of libraries. Covers basics of organizational structure, planning, budget management, human resources issues and skills, and an understanding of the manager in the context of the organization.

LIBR L528 Collection Development and Management (3 cr.) Theoretical and pragmatic aspects of the selection, evaluation, and management of collections in all types of libraries. Acquisitions, publishers and publishing, policy making and intellectual freedom and censorship are also covered.

LIBR L533 Library Materials for Children and Young Adults (3 cr.) Evaluation and use of books, magazines, recordings, films, radio and television broadcasts, and other sources of information and recreation.

LIBR L551 Information Inquiry for School Teachers (3 cr.) This course is intended to be an opportunity for teachers and future teachers (including school library media specialists as teachers) to practice methods in critically thinking about information/media, and to use that process as a means to teach their students to be critical reviewers and communicators as well.

LIBR L553 The School Media Specialist (3 cr.) P or concurrent: L524 and L533, or consent of instructor. Establishes the professional teaching and administrative role of the certified school library media specialist in K-12 settings. Situations are examined that pertain specifically to policy development, budgeting, collection development, instructional design, support staff training, facility design, district supervision, and information networking within the modern school corporation. Students make site visits to leading school information centers, conferences, and media fairs.

LIBR L596 Internship in Library and Information Science (2-6 cr.) P: permission of faculty advisor. Graded S/F. Supervised internship in an information management environment. Professionals in library and information management mentor each graduate student. Sixty on-site hours must be completed for each credit earned. Students document their experiences through journals, abstracts of related publications, and a final presentation. Normally, at least 21 credits must be completed before enrollment. Guidelines and placement sites are available on the SLIS Web site.

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Medicine (MEDN)

All medical science courses are open only to students at the Northwest Center for Medical Education.

MEDN PBL 610 Step 1 The Molecular Basis of Medicine (6 cr.) This step deals with basic biochemical principles and molecular biology as they apply to medicine. It includes the basic principles of biochemistry and molecular biology. Specifically, in this step the student will gain a working knowledge of amino acids, proteins, enzymes, thermodynamics, digestion and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, protein and amino acids (both catabolic and anabolic pathways), metabolic control, lipoprotein metabolism and lipid transport, nierogen waste disposal, heme metabolism, purine and pyrimidine metabolism, structure of nucleic acids, replication of DNA, synthesis of RNA and protein, genetic code and genetic control in eucaryotes, recombinant DNA technology, muscle and nerve metabolism, integration of metabolism, vitamins and nutrition, and hormone action. Offered only at the Northwest Center for Medical Education. (First Year Curriculum)

MEDN PBL 620 Step 2 Human Structure (12 cr.) Human Structure is an intensive, integrated step combining cell biology, histology, embryology, gross anatomy, and radiology, which is designed to acquaint the medical student with the structures of the human body from gross to subcellular. A combination of small-group case-based sessions and supervised laboratory periods are used to teach the step. The clinical cases are designed to stimulate student-directed learning and problem-solving with materials gathered from pathology, surgery, and radiology. The laboratories will offer experience in viewing normal structures from gross dissections to electron micrographs. The emphasis of the step is on gathering a general understanding of the correlation of structure with function and on views of the body possible with various macroscopic and microscopic imaging techniques. Offered only at the Northwest Center for Medical Education. (First Year Curriculum)

MEDN PBL 631 Step 3 Systemic Function (6 cr.) This academic unit, nine weeks in length, builds on the molecular and structural knowledge and problem-solving skills the medical students acquire in Steps 1 and 2. Step 3 is a comprehensive analysis of human physiology, organized around the main organ systems of the body. The themes developed over the nine-week period cover physiologic and pharmacologic aspects of cellular phenomena, drug-organ system interactions in the autonomic nervous system, the heart as a pump, the circulatory system, the renal system, the endocrine system, the gastrointestinal system, and integrative regulation of the organ systems. Central to the step is a weekly analysis of medical problems that serves to integrate physiologic and pharmacologic aspects of the organ systems. Scheduled key lectures and laboratories are also used to provide a conceptual physiologic and pharmacologic background to complement the problem-based learning. Offered only at the Northwest Center for Medical Education. (First Year Curriculum)

MEDN PBL 641 Step 4 Neural Control and Disease (6 cr.) This step studies the central nervous systems through an integrated, multidisciplinary assimilation of anatomical, physiological, and chemical principles. Emphasis will be on directing students in the acquisition of information that can be successfully applied to the neurological examination and that provides an understanding of the basic mechanisms of neurological disorders. Offered only at the Northwest Center for Medical Education. (First Year Curriculum)

MEDN PBL 645 Step 5 Medications and Disease (6 cr.) An intensive and systematic study of the drugs used in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of human disease in a Problem-based Learning (PBL) format. The core contents are given as comprehensive lectures that include classification of drugs, effects and mechanism of action, disposition, fate, toxicity, uses, drug interactions and contraindications. Through the PBL tutorial sessions, the students engage in cases that involve a multidisciplinary approach and integration of pharmacological principles in treating disease. Offered only at the Northwest Center for Medical Education. (First Year Curriculum)

MEDN PBL 650 Step 6 Invasion and Defense (11 cr.) This interdisciplinary course deals with the nature of infectious agents and tumors and the host responses to invasion and injury. Students learn the concepts of general pathology, immunology, microbiology, infectious diseases, and elements of pharmacology through discussion and problem-solving of clinical cases and independent study. Offered only at the Northwest Center for Medical Education. (Second Year Curriculum)

MEDN PBL 661 Doctor/Patient Relationship (4 cr.) A multidisciplinary course incorporating behavioral sciences, medical ethics, emergency medicine, history-taking, and physical diagnosis for first-year medical students. This course is designed to foster desired primary care physicians' characteristics and emphasizes active learning by utilizing simulated and standardized patients. Offered only at the Northwest Center for Medical Education. (First Year Curriculum)

MEDN PBL 662 Step 7 Pathophysiology and Advanced Problem-Based Learning (28 cr.) A multidisciplinary course emphasizing etiology, pathophysiology, morphological changes, and evolution of lesions in an open-system approach. Through clinical cases, sophomore medical students identify learning issues in PBL sessions, and in a few lectures key concepts are introduced. (Second Year Curriculum)

MEDN X672: Biostatistics for Medical Students (10 hrs.) (1 cr.) Consideration of statistics and probability, population distribution, statistical inference, and test for significance will be covered. Their relation to regression, clinical trials, and epidemiology will be discussed. (Second Year Curriculum)

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Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

SPEA H501 U.S. Health Care Systems, Policies, and Ethical Challenges (3 cr.) Study of the individual and social determinants of health and disease, as well as the nature of the disease intervention process and provider and consumer roles. Description and analysis of resource, process, and control components involved in delivery of health services. Particular emphasis on quality care assessment, epidemiology, and medical terminology. (Occasionally)

SPEA H503 Principles of Health Systems Management and Development (3 cr.) Examination of the functional role, organization, and structure of the health system, its components, and their organizational interrelationships. Course provides a broad conceptual framework for the delivery of health services through various organizations, and provides an opportunity to visit and to study a variety of health services systems components. (Occasionally)

SPEA H504 Quantitative Health Planning Methods (3 cr.) P: SPEA H501, SPEA H503. An examination of health planning theory, methods, and techniques, including quantitative and subjective forecasting, determination of health service area, identifying need/demand for health services, health resource allocation decision models, and standards for the design of services and facilities. (Occasionally)

SPEA H505 Health Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation (3 cr.) P: SPEA H501, SPEA H503, SPEA H504, and SPEA V595, or permission of instructor. Study and application of techniques to conduct, interpret, and present the design, implementation, and evaluation of health services programs. Includes collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting information. Emphasis on computer utilization and statistical analysis as a management tool. Field project required. (Occasionally)

SPEA H514 Health Economics (3 cr.) P: 3 credit hours of undergraduate economics or permission of instructor. Examines the principles and application of economic analysis in the health field and the economist's approach to health care issues; provides insights offered by economic analysis of specific health issues and problems. (Occasionally)

SPEA H515 Seminar in Health Policy: Special Topics (3 cr.) An examination of public policy-making in the health care sector since 1900, with emphases on policy analysis, process of governmental regulation, and character of American institutions. Special attention will be given to the constitutional, jurisprudential, legislative, and bureaucratic features of the American health care environment. (Occasionally)

SPEA H516 Health Services Delivery and the Law (3 cr.) Medical-legal concepts related to hospitals and other health services organizations. Course provides an in-depth understanding of the relationships of the law and the legal processes affecting the health services system. Presentation of the elements of administrative and agency processes, torts, contracts, facilities, physicians, patients, and personnel. (Occasionally)

SPEA H517 Public Health Epidemiology (3 cr.) An examination of basic epidemiology methods such as the design, administration, and analysis of observational and experimental studies involving human subjects. Emphasis will be on the application of epidemiology techniques, the assessment of health hazards and health requirements, as well as the evaluation of the effectiveness of health-related programs. (Occasionally)

SPEA H518 Public Health Statistics (3 cr.) This course presents data, description, and other statistical procedures used in the analysis of public health data. Topics include demographic techniques, life tables, hypothesis testing, and construction of confidence intervals. Standard statistical techniques such as contingency table analyses, analyses of variance, and regression analyses as applied to health research and program evaluation are also addressed. (Occasionally)

SPEA H601 Hospital Organization and Management (3 cr.) Study of the organization and management of hospital clinical, support, and administrative functions; examination of performance evaluation techniques for health managers; analysis of special operational problems; administrative ethics; requirements of the Joint Commission Accreditation of Hospitals emphasized. (Occasionally)

SPEA H602 Mental Health Services Organization and Management (3 cr.) Study of the organization and systems for delivery of mental health services; emphasis on the management and the financing of psychiatric services. (Occasionally)

SPEA H603 Nursing Home Organization and Management (3 cr.) Study of the purpose, organization, and management of nursing homes, personal and residential care facilities, and institutions needing long-term specialty treatment. Emphasis on personal and professional skills necessary to provide a wide range of services and quality care in those environments. (Occasionally)

SPEA H604 Ambulatory Care/Managed Care Programs (3 cr.) Study of the organizational and managerial aspects of ambulatory health services delivery. Focus on delivery strategies and organizational models and on the operational issues of financial control, personnel, regulation, and evaluation. (Occasionally)

SPEA J501 Evolution of Criminological Thought and Policy (3 cr.) This course provides an intensive introduction to the theoretical literature on crime and delinquency. Its purpose is to develop students' ability to critically evaluate and compare theories of crime as they apply to public policy and the criminal justice system. (Spring)

SPEA J502 Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Public Affairs (3 cr.) This course examines research techniques necessary for systematic analysis of the criminal justice system, offenders' behavior, crime trends, and program effectiveness. The course requires that students actively pursue such techniques as conducting interviews, coding data, and designing studies. Criminological research will be critically examined. (Spring)

SPEA J550 Topics in Criminal Justice (3 cr.) Selected research and special topics in criminal justice such as violence; history of criminal prosecution; and alcohol, drugs, and crime. (Fall, Spring)

SPEA J582 Criminal Justice Systems (2-3 cr.) P: SPEA V586. Detailed examination of operations of police, courts, and correctional agencies. Study of management problems in systems response to criminal activity. Development of understanding of interrelationships among system components. Examination of major policy issues in criminal justice, with emphasis on decision-making techniques. (Occasionally)

SPEA J587 Criminal Violation: Problems and Characteristics (3 cr.) Commonalities in criminal behavior. The criminal act: circumstances leading to commission and subsequent perceptions of them. Family, community, and other environments affecting criminal behavior. Behavioral consequences of crime control processes. (Occasionally)

SPEA J588 Law and Control in Society (3 cr.) The role of law versus other forms of social control. How social change and social institutions shape the law. Social factors influencing the administration of law. (Occasionally)

SPEA J666 Criminal Justice Policy and Evaluation (3 cr.) An empirical assessment of the foundations of contemporary and historical attempts to control or prevent crime. Major policies, programs, and strategies are reviewed and critically analyzed. Specific topics and policies will vary in this capstone seminar. (Occasionally)

SPEA J682 Seminar in Criminal Justice Planning, Management, and Issues (3 cr.) P: SPEA J582. A seminar addressing selected issues in criminal justice. Topics may include management, planning, organized crime, juvenile delinquency, law enforcement, courts, corrections, and other issues. Topics will vary each semester. Different sections may address different topics. The course may be taken more than once. (Fall)

SPEA V500 Quantitative Tools for Public Affairs (1-3 cr.) A modular presentation of mathematical and statistical concepts designed to prepare students for SPEA V506. Representative module topics include: basic algebraic concepts, basic statistical concepts, probability, computer use, and matrix algebra. (Fall)

SPEA V502 Public Management (3 cr.) P: Analysis of concepts, methods, and procedures involved in managing public organizations. Problems of organization, planning, decision making, performance evaluation, and the management of human resources are considered. Cases are drawn from a variety of public services found at federal, state, and local levels of government. (Fall, Spring)

SPEA V504 Public Organizations (3 cr.) The course focuses on the behavior and theory of public organizations in four areas: individuals and groups in public organizations, the design of public organizations, organization-environment relations, and interorganizational relations. (Spring, Summer I)

SPEA V506 Statistical Analysis for Policy and Management (3 cr.) P: mathematics and computing foundation. Noncalculus survey of concepts in probability, estimation, and hypothesis testing. Applications of contingency table analysis, analysis of variance, regression, and other statistical techniques. Computer processing of data emphasized. (Spring)

SPEA V507 Data Analysis and Modeling for Public Affairs (3 cr.) P: SPEA V506. This course is a graduate level introduction to modeling complex systems, estimating parameters of models of the basis of data, forecasting future values of the system, and testing hypotheses about the nature of things within that context. (Occasionally)

SPEA V508 Topics in Quantitative Analysis (1-3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. Study and application of selected quantitative methods of analysis. Additional topics that are not included in SPEA V506 or SPEA V507 may be presented, or more advanced examination of topics that are introduced in SPEA V506 and SPEA V507 may be undertaken. (Occasionally)

SPEA V509 Administrative Ethics in the Public Sector (3 cr.) Ethical conduct in the public sector is examined. Topics covered could include personal ethical responsibility, deception, corruption, codes of ethics, policy making, morality, politics, and whistle blowing. Case studies and media material will be used to illustrate these and other such issues affecting the work place. (Spring, Summer I-Occasionally, Summer II-Occasionally)

SPEA V512 Public Policy Process (3 cr.) An examination of the role of public affairs professionals in policy processes. Focuses on relationships with political actors in various policy arenas. (Occasionally)

SPEA V516 Public Management Information Systems (3 cr.) The economic, social, demographic, technological, and political data necessary for the effective analysis and management of public services. The formation and classification of information on public programs and services. The organization, gathering, storage, and retrieval of complex data banks. The assessment of public organizational data needs. (Occasionally)

SPEA V517 Public Management Economics (3 cr.) Application of microeconomics concepts and techniques-including cost, elasticity, pricing, wage determination, and cost-benefit analysis-to public management and public issues and concerns. The course is designed to provide a managerial economics perspective to decision making. (Fall, Summer I)

SPEA V518 Intergovernmental Systems Management (3 cr.) Discussion of theories and approaches to systems management including responsibilities and tasks of public systems. Examination of intergovernmental relationships such as national-state-local relationships and intralocal governmental relationships, treatment of organizational and systems design as well as planning, decision making, and control of public systems. Discussion of applications to services such as environment, health, and human services. (Occasionally)

SPEA V520 Environmental Policy Analysis (3 cr.) The interrelationships among social, technical, and natural systems. Theories of growth. Causes and implications of environmental problems. Alternative policies and mechanisms for environmental control and bases for choice. (Spring)

SPEA V522 Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.) Effective human resource management is vital for the long-term success of nonprofit organizations. This course explores the attachments of participants in nonprofit organizations, the motivational and personnel programs required by these attachments, and the managerial strategies for effective human resource management. (Spring)

SPEA V525 Management in the Nonprofit Sector (3 cr.) An examination of nonprofit (third-sector) organizations and their role in society. Management issues and public policy affecting these organizations are discussed. Primary emphasis is upon U.S. organizations, but attention is given to the global nature of the sector. (Fall)

SPEA V526 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.) This course emphasizes a thorough understanding of the language and key concepts of nonprofit financial management. A working knowledge of the basic analytical tools used in financial decision making for nonprofit organizations will be examined through the use of computer software. (Spring)

SPEA V529 Seminar in Career and Professional Development (1 cr.) Introduction to career development in public and environmental affairs. Orientation to career development approaches and resources. Discussion and practice of professional skills and techniques. Orientation to career development opportunities. Course is graded S/F. (Occasionally)

SPEA V532 Urban Decision Making (3 cr.) Administrative decision making against the background of urban politics, power structures, bureaucracies, commercial and industrial interests, and citizen participation. (Occasionally)

SPEA V539 Management Science for Public Affairs (3 cr.) P: SPEA V506. Focus on management science methods applied to public policy analysis. Includes treatment of decision theory, constrained optimization and probability/simulation modeling. (Occasionally)

SPEA V540 Law and Public Affairs (3 cr.) Explanation of law in society and its influence on public sector operations. Examination of some of the central substantive areas of the study of law, including regulatory processes, administrative adjudication, the Administrative Procedures Act, ombudsmen, and citizen rights, among others. (Spring)

SPEA V542 Governmental Financial Accounting and Reporting (3 cr.) P: SPEA V560 or concurrent. An introduction to the fundamentals of accounting in business, not-for-profit, and public sectors. Intended only for students without previous accounting courses. Primary emphasis is on municipal entity fund accounting, including the development and use of financial statements. (Occasionally)

SPEA V543 Health Services Management (3 cr.) A course that integrates theory and application with respect to management of health service organizations. Emphasis on the role of managers and management within formal health service organizations. Current management and organizational theory are applied to an understanding of health care delivery settings. (Occasionally)

SPEA V545 The U.S. Health Care System (3 cr.) An analysis of delivery of health care in the United States from 1900 to the present. Major system components are defined and studied with emphasis on current health care policy. Topics include the organization of health care delivery on federal, state, and local levels, both in public and private sectors. (Spring)

SPEA V546 Health Services Utilization (3 cr.) An examination of problems of access to health care and the utilization of health services. The social, political, and individual factors associated with utilization are studied along with social change and control strategies. Special emphasis is given to power and the definition of power in the system. (Spring)

SPEA V550 Topics in Public Affairs (3 cr.) Selected research and discussion topics organized on a semester-by-semester basis, usually with significant student input in the course design. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

SPEA V554 Human Services Administration (3 cr.) Focus is on policy, management, and organization relating to a variety of human service systems. Special attention is given to the management of social programs in the environmental systems. (Spring)

SPEA V556 Topics in Human Services Administration (3 cr.) Readings and research on selected topics in the field of the management of human services. Topics selected for study will vary. (Occasionally)

SPEA V560 Public Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.) The fiscal role of government in a mixed economy, sources of public revenue and credit; administrative, political, and institutional aspects of the budget and the budgetary process; problems and trends in intergovernmental fiscal relations. (Spring)

SPEA V561 Public Human Resources Management (3 cr.) Discussion of the selection and management of personnel. Personnel systems and the role of the merit system in government. Emphasis on public labor relations and continuous training of personnel for professional development. (Fall)

SPEA V562 Public Program Evaluation (3 cr.) Examination of how the programs of public agencies are proposed, established, operated, and evaluated. Discussion of the role and conduct of research in the program evaluation process. In addition, techniques of effective evaluation and analysis are discussed. (Spring)

SPEA V563 The Planning Process (3 cr.) Seminar designed to familiarize students with planning ramifications of policy issues faced by governments. The focal topics selected for study will vary. Emphasis placed on identification and analysis of substantive issues, methods employed for resolution, and application or planning techniques for achieving goals. (Summer I)

SPEA V564 Urban Management (3 cr.) The course deals with the management of public policy in American urban government, with special attention to the relationship of structure, process, and policy. Readings and case studies will focus on urban management problems relating to leadership, planning, and operations. (Occasionally)

SPEA V566 Executive Leadership (2 cr. module) Analysis of executive leadership within the context of public organization in the United States. Examines the role of public managers and the principles and factors that affect their actions in light of current research and practice. (Fall)

SPEA V567 Public Financial Administration (3 cr.) P: SPEA V560 or consent of instructor. Problems of financial management in governmental units; alternative revenue sources, financial planning and control, cash debt management; survey of modern expenditure management, control and planning. (Occasionally)

SPEA V568 Management of Urban Government Services (1-3 cr.) The course deals with selected topics in urban services. The course may focus on a specific urban service or provide an overview for several urban services. (Occasionally)

SPEA V570 Public Sector Labor Relations (3 cr.) An introductory overview of labor relations concepts within the framework of the public sector. The development, practice, and extent of the collective bargaining process as well as the administration of the labor agreement will be examined for state agencies, local municipalities, and school districts. (Occasionally)

SPEA V572 Urban Topics (3 cr.) Selected topics in urban policy and administration. The course is sometimes restricted to a special group of students focusing on a particular research interest. (Occasionally)

SPEA V575 International and Development Administration (3 cr.) Reading and discussion of case studies and comparative analyses of formal organizations with emphasis on governmental bureaucracies, public corporations, and international organizations. Topics include bureaucratic environment and culture, technology and organizations, program evaluation, communication and decision making, and administrative structure and process. (Occasionally)

SPEA V576 Comparative Approaches to Development (3 cr.) Examination of the application of development theory to the public sector. Topics include modernization theory, urbanization, development administration, community development, ethnicity, ideology, and national planning. Area case study project to include problems of policy implementation in developing areas. (Occasionally)

SPEA V577 International Economic Development Policy (3 cr.) Examination of topics in international economics as related to problems of economic development policy. Topics include international trade, comparative economic policy, economic integration, foreign aid investment, exchange rates, and international economic organizations. (Occasionally)

SPEA V579 Readings in Environmental Science (1-3 cr.) Readings on selected topics in environmental science to be arranged with the individual instructor. (Occasionally)

SPEA V580 Readings in Public Affairs (1-3 cr.) Readings on selected topics in public affairs to be arranged with the individual instructor. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

SPEA V581 Public Safety Law (1-3 cr.) Survey of historical development of Anglo-American law of public safety, including criminal law, civil remedies, administrative regulation of risk, and recent developments in employee and consumer safety. Emphasis on understanding legal theory and practice as basis for management decisions. Comparison of jurisprudential viewpoints and other disciplinary approaches to causation, prevention, and correction of public safety problems. (Occasionally)

SPEA V585 Practicum in Public Affairs (1-6 cr.) Open to interested students through the Center for Public Affairs-Service-Learning or Field Study Program. Students hold work assignments with public agencies; final product such as a report, oral examination, or examples of materials developed in the practicum is required. Grading is on a satisfactory/fail basis. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

SPEA V586 Public Safety in the U.S. (3 cr.) Overview of criminal justice and public safety. Definitions of public safety and identification of major components. Functional description of major public safety agencies. Discussion of basic issues in public safety. Management in public safety system. (Occasionally)

SPEA V590 Research in Public Affairs (1-3 cr.) Research on selected topics in public affairs to be arranged with the individual instructor. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

SPEA V593 Analytical Methods in Planning and Policy Analysis (3 cr.) P or concurrent: SPEA V507. Topics relate to goal setting and forecasting. Analytical methods include time series analysis, demographic projects, economic development and employment forecasting, land use and transportation planning analysis. Optimization methods are applied to transportation and project management. (Spring)

SPEA V595 Managerial Decision Making (1-3 cr.) P: SPEA V504 and SPEA V539. Applications of decision-making tools to substantive public management problems. A variety of managerial cases and issues are selected for intensive discussion and analysis. (Occasionally)

SPEA V600 Capstone in Public and Environmental Affairs (3 cr.) Interdisciplinary course designed to give students exposure to the realities of the policy process through detailed analyses of case studies and projects. Course integrates science, technology, policy, and management. Topic may change from semester to semester. (Spring)

SPEA V601 Workshop in Public Affairs (1-6 cr.) Projects in public affairs. The students work on a research and resource team to complete a project for a public sector client. Faculty act as project managers and resource personnel. (Occasionally)

SPEA V610 Seminar in Government Budget and Program Analysis (3 cr.) P: SPEA V560. Advanced study of management aspects of budgetary process. Special cases are analyzed, and budget problem-solving exercises are utilized. (Occasionally)

SPEA V631 Health Planning (3 cr.) A workshop in analysis and use of health data in a planning context. Course deals with the planning process and methods with an emphasis on systems theory. Class project or plan is developed, presented, and defended in a simulated public-hearing format. (Occasionally)

SPEA V639 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.) P: SPEA V502 and SPEA V539. This is an introductory survey of operations management. Emphasis is placed on the analysis, design, and management of operation systems using models from operations management. Readings, lectures, and structured exercises are used to present the models and demonstrate their application. (Occasionally)

SPEA V650 Topics in Public Personnel Management (1-3 cr.) P: SPEA V561. Readings and research on selected topics in the public personnel field. Topics may include such subjects as affirmative action, occupational health and safety, manpower forecasting and planning, and approaches to position classification. (Occasionally)

SPEA V660 Cases and Problems in Fiscal Administration (3 cr.) P: SPEA V560 or consent of instructor. An advanced seminar in the management aspects of public finance that focuses on the budgetary process. Special cases are analyzed and budget problem-solving exercises are utilized. (Occasionally)

SPEA V665 Seminar in Policy and Administration (3 cr.) Politics of program development and management. Translation of plans into viable, administrable programs. Marshalling support, political process, strategies, constraints, tradeoffs, etc. (Occasionally)

SPEA V670 Topics in Public Sector Labor Relations (1-3 cr.) P: SPEA V570 or consent of instructor. Selected research and discussion topics in public sector labor relations arranged on a semester-by-semester basis. Possible topics are collective bargaining in the public sector and dispute settlement in public sector labor relations. (Occasionally)

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Social Work (SWK)

SWK S500 Social Welfare and the Social Work Profession (3 cr.) Orients students to the profession of social work by examining the history of social work in the context of its values and ethics and by discussing the social welfare framework within which the profession exists. (Summer II)

SWK S510 Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Individuals, Families, Groups (3 cr.) Focuses on individual development and functioning at all system levels with particular emphasis on the interplay of individual, family, and group system needs and resources over time. Special attention is given to issues of values and ethics and to the impact of inequality, discrimination, and differential access to opportunity with society on the development and functioning of the individual, family, and group systems. (Fall)

SWK S511 Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Organizations, Communities, Societies (3 cr.) Presents theoretical frameworks for understanding organizations, communities, and society as both targets and instruments of change, focusing on the ways that organizational, community, and societal structures and processes enhance or inhibit the well being of people. Course content includes selected social problems. Special attention is given to the impact of inequality, discrimination, and differential access to opportunity on the larger systems as well as on individuals and groups within them. (Fall)

SWK S520 Evaluation Processes in Social Work (3 cr.) Introduces students to the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate their own practice and the effectiveness of social service programs within which they work. (Summer II)

SWK S530 Social Policy and Services I (3 cr.) Examines the political and legislative processes as these influence the development of social policy and services. Included are legislative and political processes, models of policy analysis, service delivery, and policy implementation. The effects of these on people are considered from global, political, economic, and social policy perspectives. (Fall)

SWK S540 Social Work Practice I: Theory and Skills (5 cr.) Introduces students to knowledge, values, and skills for generalist social work practice. The course prepares students to enhance the well being of people and to ameliorate environmental conditions that affect them adversely. Includes laboratory experiences to provide opportunities for students to develop basic social work skills through experiential and simulation activities. Focus is on the core interactional skills of social work practice differentially applied at all system levels and with diverse populations. (Spring)

SWK S541 Social Work Practice II: Individuals, Families, Groups (3 cr.) Focuses on generalist social work practice with individuals, families, and groups. (Fall)

SWK S542 Social Work Practice II: Organizations, Communities, Societies (3 cr.) This course is concerned with helping communities and other social units empower themselves and eradicate oppressive situations and practices through networking, political participation, leadership development, mobilization, utilization of resources, and other strategies and techniques. (Spring)

SWK S550 Social Work Practicum I (4 cr.) This course is an educationally directed practice experience in social work practice settings with approved field instructors. (Spring)

SWK S600 Electives Vary in subject matter. Scheduling of these courses will be announced prior to semester registration. (Summer I, Summer II)

SWK S621 Social Work Research: Interpersonal (3 cr.) Course provides content from various research methodologies, including qualitative and quantitative designs, to support advanced interpersonal social work practice. (Fall, Summer I)

SWK S631 Social Policy and Services II (3 cr.) A group of courses covering topics or content including social problems, special populations, particular social service delivery areas, and social indicators that predict areas of future social policy transformations. (Spring)

SWK S643 Social Work Practice III: Individuals (3 cr.) Focuses on theory and skills needed for advanced social work practice with and on behalf of individuals. (Fall, Summer II)

SWK S644 Social Work Practice III: Families (3 cr.) Focuses on theory and skills needed for advanced social work practice with and on behalf of families. (Fall)

SWK S645 Social Work Practice III: Groups (3 cr.) Focuses on theory and skills needed for advanced social work practice with and on behalf of natural and formed groups. (Fall, Spring)

SWK S646 Community Organization and Social Action (3 cr.) Focuses on theory and skills needed by social workers for advanced community organization and social action. (Occasionally)

SWK S647 Program Planning and Development (3 cr.) This is a skills course in which the student learns how to develop a program plan and all components and the strategy for its implementation. (Occasionally)

SWK S648 Enhancing Task Oriented Skills in Macro Practice (3 cr.) This is a skills course in which the student learns and uses a framework for social advocacy and social justice as applied to "community" and "organization and social development." (Occasionally)

SWK S651 Social Work Practicum II: Interpersonal (4 cr.) Agency-based field experience for interpersonal practice concentration students. Concurrent with SWK S643, SWK S644, or SWK S645. (Fall, Spring)

SWK S652 Social Work Practicum III: Interpersonal (5 cr.) Agency-based field experience for interpersonal practice concentration students. Concurrent with SWK S643, SWK S644, or SWK S645. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

SWK S680 Special Social Work Practicum (1-9 cr.) An educationally directed field experience in addition to the required practicum courses. (Occasionally)

SWK S690 Independent Study (1-6 cr.) An opportunity to engage in a self-directed study of an area related to the school's curriculum in which no formal course is available. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

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