SOC 324 Criminology 3(3-0) Nature, distribution, social construction, and theories of crime. Introduction to criminal justice processes. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 201 or SOC 221.
SOC 326 Inequalities and Justice Processes: Race, Class and Gender 3(3-0)
Empirical and theoretical critique of class, race, and gender inequalities in justice processes that impede effective solutions to social problems. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or SOC 201 or SOC 221.
SOC 345 The Civil Rights Movement 3(3-0)
Examines the civil rights movement from 1954 to 1980s; based on PBS series Eyes on the Prize. Identical to PHL 345, PSC 325, REL 345; Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. Prerequisites: Any one of the following: HST 110, HST 111, HST 112, LAR 145, PSC 100, PSC 125, REL 140, SOC 100. (University Program Group IV-C)
SOC 402 Analysis of Social Change 3(3-0)
Factors explaining large-scale change in the Western and non-Western worlds. Change in smaller units such as the family and community. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or 201 or 221.
SOC 403 Political Sociology 3(3-0)
Social bases of American politics. Sociological theories and research on political behavior and distribution of power in the United States. Prerequisites: SOC 300 or both SOC 200 and 350; SOC 301; or PSC 280 and at least one PSC course at the 300-level or above.
SOC 411 The Family 3(3-0)
Family as a contested social institution embedded in changing social and cultural contexts. Explores kinship systems, family diversity, social organization, social conflict, family policy, and change. Prerequisites: SOC 100 or 201 or 221.
SOC 413 Work and Careers in America 3(3-0) Introduction to the sociology of work, occupations and professions. Prereq- uisites: SOC 300 or both SOC 200 and 350; SOC 301.
SOC 512 Industrial Sociology 3(3-0)
Characteristics of industrial societies. Relationship of the organization of industrial work to that of nonwork culture, institutions, and roles. Prerequisites: SOC 300 or both SOC 200 and 350; SOC 301; or regular admission to the Sociology Graduate Program.
SPE - Special Education
SPE 126 Introduction to Special Education 3(3-0)
Education of students who deviate significantly from the norm intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, or educationally. Special activities or seminars which have a fee may be required.
SPE 500 Parent and Professional Relationships in Special Education 3(3-0)
Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with parents and professionals. Study of effects of an exceptional child on the family and methods for meeting their needs. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education or senior status. Graduate students may be admitted with permission of instructor.
SPE 504 Teaching Students in Inclusive Settings 3(3-0) Theory and practice of the instruction of students who have disabilities in general education settings. Prerequisite: senior or graduate status.
SPE 531 Autism Spectrum Disorder: Educational Implications 3(3-0)
Presentation of special techniques and materials used in best practice instruc- tion of students with autism spectrum disorders. Prerequisites: SPE 530 and senior or graduate status.
SPE 545 Special Education Workshop 1-6(Spec) Study of trends, alternative approaches, and innovative curricula in program- ming for the exceptional student. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
SPE 550 Teaching Culturally Diverse Students 3(3-0)
Survey of sociocultural influences on the performance of students from cultur- ally different backgrounds, and educational provisions made for them in public schools. Included are Hispanic, Black and Asian American; Native American; rural and urban disadvantaged and recent immigrants.
SPE 577 Introduction to Specific Learning Disability 3(3-0)
Systematic introduction to the identification, diagnosis and remediation of specific learning disabilities. Prerequisite: approved major in psychology or special education, or graduate status.
SPE 600 Current Issues in Special Education 3(3-0)
Concentrated study of current special education problems with particular attention to program implementation and development resulting from recent legislation and research. Prerequisite: admission to a master’s program in Special Education.
SPE 645 Special Education Workshop 1-6(Spec)
Study of trends, alternative approaches, and innovative curricula in program- ming for the exceptional student. Specifically for in-service training. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
SPE 679 Behavioral and Curricular Interventions for Individuals with Mild Disabilities 3(3-0)
The relationship between behaviors and curriculum in the education of individuals with mild disabilities, focusing on the techniques and practices of various interventions. Prerequisites: SPE 600 and admission to a master’s degree program.
SPE 695 Research for Counseling and Special Education 3(3-0)
Presentation and application of designs and procedures pertinent to conduct- ing research in human services. Includes writing Plan A/B proposal and article, implementing mini-research project. Identical to CED 695. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. Prerequisites: Regular admission and 15 hours completed toward the M.A. in Counseling and Special Education. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.
SPE 750 Consultant Skills for Special Educators and Counselors 3(3-0)
The skills, competencies, responsibilities, priorities, and evaluative processes appropriate in a special education eacher/counselor/consultant role are analyzed. Prerequisite: admission to a master’s program.
SPE 785 Seminar in Special Education 3(3-0)
Selected theories and practices in educational training of the mildly impaired. Reviews current research and related findings to the implementation of successful programs. Prerequisite: SPE 600 and admission to a master’s program.
SPE 790 Seminar: Investigations and Solutions in Special Education 3(3-0)
SPN - Spanish
SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I 4(4-0)
Designed for students who have had no Spanish. Basic language skills. Introduction to the culture of the Spanish-speaking countries. Students who have previous preparation in Spanish are required to take a placement exam. (Group IV-B)
This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.
SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II 4(4-0) Basic language skills. Continuation of SPN 101. Recommended: SPN 101. (University Program Group IV-B)
SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I 4(4-0)
Further development of all language and reading skills, a review of gram- ma , and exploration of Hispanic culture. Recommended: SPN 102. (University Program Group IV-B)
SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II 4(4-0) Designed to develop fluency in reading Spanish; cultural emphasis. Recom- mended: SPN 201. (University Program Group IV-B)
SPN 210 Study Abroad 1-12(Spec) To develop proficiency in Spanish. Special topics may include language and/or culture. Intended for overseas study. Prerequisite: SPN 102.
STA - Statistics
STA 282 Introduction to Statistics 3(3-0)
Descriptive statistics, probability, sampling distributions, statistical inference, regression. Course does not count on major, minor in mathematics. Credit may not be earned in both STA 282 and STA 382. Recommended: MTH 105 or com- petency. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.
STA 382 Elementary Statistical Analysis 3(3-0)
An introduction to statistical analysis. Topics will include descriptive statistics, probability, sampling distributions, statistical inference, and regression. Greater emphasis than in STA 282 will be placed on probability theory and probability distribution. Credit may not be earned in both STA 282 and STA 382. Prereq- uisite: MTH 130.
STA 580 Applied Statistical Methods I 3(3-0)
Applications of statistical methods including the usage of computer pack- ages. Topics include forecasting, simple and multiple regression, and analysis of variance. Prerequisites: STA 282 or STA 382.