Sep 30, 2020  
2008-2009 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2008-2009 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 
  
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    ACCT 506 - Accounting for Entrepreneurs


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    Accounting concepts and practices for entrepreneurs/small business owners. Emphasis given to the use of accounting tools to solve small business problems.
    3 semester hours

  
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    AIS 590 - Seminar


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    A highly focused, and topical course. The format includes student presentations and discussions of reports based on literature, practices, problems, and research. Seminars may be conducted over electronic media such as internet and are at the upper division or graduate levels.
    Notes
    Enrollment is generally limited to fewer than 20 students.
    1 to 3 semester hours

  
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    ART 591 - Independent Study


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    Notes
    Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students.
    1 to 12 semester hours

  
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    ART 592 - Topics


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors.
    Notes
    Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    1 to 9 semester hours

  
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    ARTE 571 - Art for Elementary Teachers


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course is designed to develop an understanding of the functions of the visual arts in contributing to the growth and development of students in K-8 programs. Students will do research in assessment of art as it relates not only to the art produced in the classroom but also to the curriculum in art developed in other areas of study such as math or science.
    Additional Fee
    An additional ‘Mandatory Fee’ applies to this course.

    3 semester hours

  
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    BADM 506 - Accounting for Entrepreneurs


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    Accounting concepts and practices for entrepreneurs/small business owners. Emphasis given to the use of accounting tools to solve small business problems.
    3 semester hours

  
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    BADM 507 - International Business


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    This course provides a basic understanding of the challenges and opportunities involved in the operation of international enterprises. Major points of discussion include the economic and political influences on operations, as well as other selected topics.
    3 semester hours

  
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    BADM 531 - Risk Analysis and Insurance


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This introductory course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of risk analysis, risk management, insurance principles, and consumer and business-related insurance products.
    Additional Fee
    An additional ‘Mandatory Fee’ applies to this course.

    3 semester hours

  
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    BADM 538 - Entrepreneurship II


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    This course focuses on the process of screening an opportunity, drafting a personal entrepreneurial strategy, and understanding the business plan writing process. Building the entrepreneurial team and the acquisition and management of financial resources are emphasized along with venture growth, harvest strategies, and valuation.
    3 semester hours

  
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    BADM 557 - Business Ethics



    Prerequisite

  
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    BADM 564 - Organizational Behavior


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    This course is a study of individuals and groups. Traditional organization theory and concepts are presented and study is given to motivation, group dynamics, and methods of coordination, change, and adaptation within an organization.
    Prerequisite
    BADM-360
    3 semester hours

  
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    BADM 565 - Integrated Marketing Communications


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This is a strategic approach to developing synergy between the various communication tools available to companies. Students will examine the use of advertising, personal selling, sales promotions, and public relations. The impact of Internet communications will also be addressed. Students will learn how these tools may be used together to develop strategies for communicating with consumers, publics, suppliers, companies within distribution systems, and business-to-business markets within the global marketplace.
    Additional Fee
    An additional ‘Mandatory Fee’ applies to this course.

    Prerequisite
    BADM-370
    3 semester hours

  
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    BADM 573 - Retail Management


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    This course is a study of competitive structure, trade area analysis, site selection, merchandise planning and control, pricing, buying, credit policy and research. Managerial problems concerning the planning and operation of retail facilities are emphasized.
    Prerequisite
    BADM-370
    3 semester hours

  
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    BADM 574 - Personal Selling


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    This course is a study of the skills needed to develop and manage long-term relationships with customers and suppliers. Emphasis is placed on relationship selling, presentation, prospecting, handling objectives and closing techniques with consideration given to differences in the global marketplace.
    Prerequisite
    BADM-370
    3 semester hours

  
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    BADM 576 - Marketing Research


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    This course provides an in-depth study of the primary methodologies of marketing research. Emphasis is placed on collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting information for the purpose of reducing uncertainty surrounding marketing and management decisions.
    Prerequisite
    BADM-370 MATH-281
    3 semester hours

  
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    BADM 592 - Topics


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors.
    Notes
    Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    1 to 4 semester hours

  
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    BADM 593 - Workshop


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    Special, intense sessions in specific topic areas. Approximately 45 hours of work is required for each hour of credit. Workshops may vary in time range but typically use a compressed time period for delivery. They may include lectures, conferences, committee work, and group activity.
    1 to 3 semester hours

  
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    BED 692 - Topics


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors.
    Notes
    Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    1 to 3 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 530 - Neurobiology


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    An advance course on neurons, nervous system and neural science. Neuroanatomical organization, neural development, neuronal function, neurophysiology, neurochemistry and the neurobiological bases of behavior are covered.
    3 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 531 - Field Biology


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Highly recommended in the first semester of graduate study. Scientific method emphasized in several group and individual research projects conducted at various field sites in the Black Hills. Each project includes: development of question based on field observation, stated hypotheses, data collection and analysis, written manuscript, and oral presentation.
    2 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 534 - Herpetology


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course is an advanced study of reptiles and amphibians, including their life history, ecology, reproductive habits, physiology, systematics, and biogeography.
    Cross-listed
    Dual listed with BIOL 434.

    Co-Req
    BIOL-534L
    3 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 534L - Herpetology Lab


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course complements BIOL 534 and will emphasize identification of, and field experience with the reptiles and amphibians of western South Dakota.
    Cross-listed
    Dual listed with BIOL 434L.

    Co-Req
    BIOL-534
    1 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 537 - Biometry


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course introduces students to basic and advanced biostatistics using modern techniques and statistical software. Students are required to have taken a basic statistics course.
    Cross-listed
    Dual listed with BIOL 437.

    3 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 544 - Microbial Genomics


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Examines the sequencing, analysis, structure, and evolution of prokaryotic and viral genomes; the analysis of microbial gene expression, and use of genomic techniques in studies of microbial physiology and ecology.
    3 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 565 - Evolutionary and Ecological Plant Physiology


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Integrates quantitative genetics and physiological ecology to understand the evolution of species interactions. Emphasizes primary literature and semester-long research project. Lecture topics include water relations, photosynthesis, energy balance, signal transductions, life histories, natural selection, and species interacts.
    Cross-listed
    Dual listed with BIOL 460.

    Co-Req
    BIOL-565L
    2 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 565L - Evolutionary and Ecological Plant Physiology Lab


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    To complement lectures, semester-long group project focuses on question formulation, experimental design, and gene expression techniques and analysis. Write-up in journal format required.
    Cross-listed
    Dual listed with BIOL 460L.

    Co-Req
    BIOL-565
    1 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 574 - Ecological Genomics


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    An introductory course for graduate students that identifies the organisms and areas in ecology and evolutionary ecology that link best to genomics and specifically functional genomics, the branch of genomics that determines the biological function of genes and their products. Molecular techniques, databases, and analysis of genomic data are discussed. Students are required to have taken a genetics course prior to enrollment. .
    Cross-listed
    Dual listed with BIOL 474

    Co-Req
    BIOL-574L
    3 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 574L - Ecological Genomics Lab


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    To complement lectures, semester-long group project focuses on question formulation, experimental design, and gene expression techniques and analysis. Write-up in journal format required.
    Cross-listed
    Dual listed with BIOL 474L.

    Co-Req
    BIOL-574
    1 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 590 - Seminar


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    A highly focused, and topical course. The format includes student presentations and discussions of reports based on literature, practices, problems, and research. Seminars may be conducted over electronic media such as internet and are at the upper division or graduate levels.
    Notes
    Enrollment is generally limited to fewer than 20 students.
    1 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 684 - Paleoenvironments


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course will integrate topics from paleobotany, vertebrate paleonotology, and paleoclimatology in a study of paleontological communities through time. Laboratories will include studies of fossil materials.
    3 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 692 - Topics


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors.
    Notes
    Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    1 to 3 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 710 - Population and Quantitative Genetics


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Students will learn to integrate and apply methods of molecular genetics to the broader analysis of populations, understanding evolutionary processes, primary forces that shape genetic variation in natural populations, and continuously varying traits.
    3 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 724L - Genomic Techniques


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course will be a laboratory intensive course where students will learn procedures and methods used in genomics research. Methods emphasized will be experimental design, microarray analysis, real-time PCR and statistical analysis. Research will utilize collaboration and bioinformatics tools along with cutting edge technology in the rapidly growing field of genomics.
    2 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 735 - Evolutionary Genomics


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Evolution of genome size, parasites (e.g., transposons), duplications, and sequence and structure. Comparative methods are emphasized.
    2 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 791 - Independent Study


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Includes Directed Study, Problems, Readings, Directed Readings, Special Problems, and Special Projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans.



    Notes
    Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic. This course requires permission of the Instructor and/or College Dean.
    Prerequisite
     
    1 to 3 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 792 - Topics


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors.
    Notes
    Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    1 to 6 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 794 - Internship


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    Applied, monitored and supervised, field-based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than in the case with field experience courses.
    1 to 12 semester hours

  
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    BIOL 798 - Thesis Research in Biology


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    Original research in a selected field of biology and the preparation of a thesis.
    Notes
    Required of all M.S. students. Total of 6 credit hours are required (12 credit hours are required for Master’s Degree in Integrative Genomics).
    1 to 12 semester hours

  
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    CHEM 792 - Topics


    CRSE Type: Common Course Number & Description
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors.
    Notes
    Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    1 to 6 semester hours

  
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    ECE 795 - Practicum


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Applied, monitored and supervised, field-based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case with field experience courses.
    1 to 6 semester hours

  
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    ED 510 - The Kindergarten


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    A course for those who are especially interested in teaching kindergarten. The application and adaptations of the elementary teacher’s curricula (methods, procedures, etc.) to the teaching of the kindergarten.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 513 - Education of the Gifted


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    The student will learn various theoretical approaches to the education of the gifted. Current research will be presented on the nature of giftedness and practices of enrichment, acceleration and grouping.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 531 - Library Media and Technology


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This hands-on course covers the fundamentals of instructional design and current technologies used to evaluate, produce, and operate instructional media, including multimedia aids, used in library media centers. It provides an overview of emerging technologies, including the Internet technology used in libraries/media centers.
    Cross-listed
    Cross Listed with ED 431.

    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 592 - Topics


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors.
    Notes
    Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    1 to 4 semester hours

  
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    ED 601 - Foundations and Issues of Mathematics Education


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course provides an introduction to K-12 mathematics content and process standards, makes the case for using an inquiry-oriented approach in classrooms, and looks at current research. Participants will gain an understanding of the components needed to create a learning environment that encourages and supports all children in building understandings, making connections, reasoning, and solving problems as described in Principles and Standards for School Mathematics published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 605 - Children’s and Young Adult Literature


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course is designed for teachers who will use literature written for children and young adults to teach the content of their curricula. The course is for graduate students interested in knowing about the content of literature for children and young adults. Topics of discussion include: the range of literature for children and young adults, evaluation and value of their literature, strategies for incorporating children’s and young adult literature into curricula, and the historical development of children’s and young adult literature.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 609 - Contemporary Issues in Science Education


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course highlights current issues in science education, the role of inquiry in science learning, and what research says about improving student outcomes. The course will provide an introduction to K-12 science content and process standards and raise awareness of potential benefits, challenges, and the research base associated with multiple pedagogical strategies. Participants will gain an understanding of the components needed to create a learning environment that encourages and supports all children in building understandings, making connections, and conducting scientific investigations.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 611 - Algebraic Reasoning: Mathematics Content for K-12 Educators


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course is designed for K-12 educators to deepen their understanding of algebraic concepts that build from kindergarten through high school. Consistent with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this course will emphasize patterns and functions; representation and analysis of mathematical situations; using models and symbols to represent quantitative relationships; and analyzing change.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 619 - Earth and Space Science Concepts for K-12 Teachers


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course is designed for K-12 educators to deepen their understanding of Earth and space science concepts that build from kindergarten through high school. Connections to other areas of science are also emphasized. Instruction revolves around scientific investigations and includes explicit attention to questioning, conjectures, and justification. Participants reflect on the benefits and challenges of this kind of learning environment and consider implications for their own teaching.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 621 - Geometry and Measurement: Mathematics Content for K-12 Educators


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course is designed for K-12 educators to deepen their understanding of geometry and measurement concepts that build from kindergarten through high school. Consistent with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this course will emphasize characteristics of two- and three-dimensional shapes; spatial relationships and reasoning; transformations and symmetry; units, systems, and processes of measurement; and applying techniques, tools and formulas to determine measurement.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 622 - Instructional Design and Learning Theory


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Provides students the opportunity to develop evaluation criteria for instructional technology applications in the classroom. Students will compare contemporary instructional design models for effectiveness of technology integration for learning; explore different technology applications to meet individual learning needs; and evaluate existing design applications for their effectiveness in specific learning environments.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 624 - Computer Applications in K-12 Curriculum


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course reviews the current applications of computer-assisted instruction to various content areas and addresses individual, small group, and large group instruction. It also covers the various advantages and systems designed to assist teachers with grade management, record keeping, and curriculum development.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 629 - Life Science Concepts for K-12 Teachers


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course is designed for K-12 educators to deepen their understanding of life science concepts that build from kindergarten through high school. Connections to other areas of science are also emphasized. Instruction revolves around scientific investigations and includes explicit attention to questioning, conjectures, and justification. Participants reflect on the benefits and challenges of this kind of learning environment and consider implications for their own teaching.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 630 - Educational Inquiry & Collaboration


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course provides an orientation to the MSCI, to the use of the Internet and WebCT learning environment for collaborative learning, and to the South Dakota State Library Network system and other databases for scholarly inquiry. It provides an introduction to graduate writing and to qualitative and quantitative research methods.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 631 - Data Analysis and Probability: Mathematics Content for K-12 Educators


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course is designed for K-12 educators to deepen their understanding of data analysis and probability concepts that build from kindergarten through high school. Consistent with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this course will emphasize methods of collecting, organizing, and displaying data; using appropriate statistical methods to analyze data; evaluating inferences and predictions that are based on data; and understanding and applying basic concepts of probability.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 636 - Philosophical Foundations of Adult Education


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course is a study of the nature and philosophy of adult education and development. Students will analyze the instruction of the adult, how they adapt, develop and learn. Educational philosophers will be studied and analyzed to provide a foundation for adult education. This course will center on encouraging the student to learn how best to philosophically and educationally meet the needs of the adult learner through personal development, learning ability, learning styles, conditions affecting learning, and adapting, growing and changing in a global society.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 637 - Characteristics of Adult Education


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    An investigation of the characteristics and expectations of adults as learner and participant in any educational or training environment. The course explores the theory that adults are experienced self-directed learners. The andragogy and pedagogy of adult education will be examined to determine the needs for adult learning as supported through technology and research.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 639 - Physical Science Concepts for K-12 Teachers


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course is designed for K-12 educators to deepen their understanding of physical science concepts that build from kindergarten through high school. Connections to other areas of science are also emphasized. Instruction revolves around scientific investigations and includes explicit attention to questioning, conjectures, and justification. Participants reflect on the benefits and challenges of this kind of learning environment and consider implications for their own teaching.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 641 - Understanding Student Thinking in Numbers and Operations


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course is designed to deepen teachers’ awareness of ways that students come to understand whole numbers, rational numbers, and operations. Emphasis is placed on common student difficulties and on how teachers can help to move students from a procedural approach to conceptual understanding.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 642 - Methods of Instructional Technology


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course provides detailed practice in using computer and telecommunications technologies to support constructivist learning environments. Students will design learning units that use the Internet, multimedia and hypermedia tools to support the development of higher order thinking skills of K-12 learners.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 649 - Translating Theory Into Practice: Earth and Space Science


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course is designed to help teachers think through major ideas within K-12 Earth and space science and to use educational research to examine how students develop their ideas. The course is also designed to raise awareness of common student misconceptions and to deepen teachers’ knowledge of effective instructional practices.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 651 - Understanding Student Thinking in Algebra


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Based on recent research in mathematics education, this course provides opportunities for educators to deepen their understanding of how K-12 students develop algebraic reasoning. The course focuses on conceptual and procedural understanding of the key algebraic ideas of equality, variables and equations, patterns and functions, proportional reasoning, symbolic representation, and inductive and deductive reasoning.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 653 - Seminar in Indian Education


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    A research and discussion course in the various areas of Indian education. Topics such as boarding schools, federal responsibilities, health problems, and reservation community colleges are to be considered by the class.
    1 to 3 semester hours

  
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    ED 655 - Teaching & Supervision of Reading


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course will acquaint inservice teachers and administrators with the current theoretical and research base for the teaching of reading in the K-12 environment. The course will provide teachers, supervisors, and administrators with knowledge and experience in the areas of material selection, methodology and strategies, reading/ writing connection, assessment and supervision. The course will focus on the role of the teacher as decision-maker in the reading program and the role of the supervisor of this program.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 659 - Translating Theory Into Practice: Life Science


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course is designed to help teachers think through major ideas within K-12 life science and to use educational research to examine how students develop their ideas. The course is also designed to raise awareness of common student misconceptions and to deepen teachers’ knowledge of effective instructional practices.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 661 - Understanding Student Thinking in Geometry Measurement


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course is designed to help teachers think through major ideas of K-12 geometry and measurement topics and use recent research to examine how students develop those ideas including their common misconceptions. Course activities are also designed to deepen teachers’ pedagogical knowledge about effective instructional practices.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 662 - Introduction to the Master’s of Science in Curriculum and Instruction


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course serves as the introductory class to the MSCI program. The class will address a diverse spectrum of design in inquiry and writing in education. In addition to the study of the APA writing style, students will also be involved with the philosophical issues of teaching and the role of graduate education for teachers. Student projects will result in the material necessary for consideration as candidates for the MSCI degree.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 663 - Graduate Writing


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    The Graduate Writing course provides an overview of the standard forms of scholarly writing in the field of education. Student-produced writing, especially for the Professional Portfolio, is the medium for evaluating and developing writing proficiency. Emphasis is placed on the connections between form and function, documentation, mechanics, and style are stressed in terms of effectiveness.
    1 semester hours

  
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    ED 669 - Translating Theory into Practice: Physical Science


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course is designed to help teachers think through major ideas within K-12 physical science and to use educational research to examine how students develop their ideas. The course is also designed to raise awareness of common student misconceptions and to deepen teachers’ knowledge of effective instructional practices.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 671 - Assessment for School Mathematics


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course supports educators in assessing what K-12 students know, what they can do, how they think mathematically, and their attitudes toward mathematics. Current assessment practices, from informational questioning to standardized testing, are explored, and the use of assessment information to guide instruction is emphasized. The course also considers national data and examines connections between staff development, classroom practice, and student outcomes, thereby laying a foundation for discussions about the future direction of local, state, and national mathematics improvement efforts.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 679 - Assessment of Science Teaching Learning


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course supports educators in assessing what K-12 students know, their capacity to conduct investigations, their ability to reason scientifically, and their attitudes toward science. Current assessment practices, from informal questioning to standardized testing, are explored, and the use of assessment information to guide instruction is emphasized. The course also considers national data and examines connections between staff development, classroom practice, and student outcomes, thereby laying a foundation for discussions about the future direction of local, state, and national science improvement efforts.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 680 - Middle School Institute


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    The institute will provide an opportunity for public teachers to increase their understanding of young adolescents and appropriate teaching strategies, curriculum, and school structure for them. The specific content of the institute will vary from year to year, and will be cornered around a theme. With the middle school concept playing an increasingly important role in the public education in this region, it is important that educational professionals have an opportunity to continue their development and enhance their knowledge in middle level education.
    Notes
    (May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 semester hours).
    1 to 2 semester hours

  
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    ED 681 - Math/Science Technology K-12


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This practical problem solving class will show interrelationships of technology, science, mathematics, history and language as being essential in a young student developing an understanding of the physical structure of the world, energies and controls. Students will develop projects in curriculum design, materials selection and organization and instruction using models.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 685 - Technology in Today’s Libraries


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This class focuses on technology used within the library/information services area, including concepts, trends, and implementation. The course explores and provides an in-depth study of various technologies used in process of providing information to users. The critical evaluation of various approaches and materials is emphasized, along with techniques for incorporating the technology and resources into the library/information services area.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 692 - Topics


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors.
    Notes
    Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    1 to 4 semester hours

  
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    ED 695 - Practicum


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Applied, monitored and supervised, field-based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case with field experience courses.
    1 to 3 semester hours

  
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    ED 703 - Applying Learning Theory to Instructional Design


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course challenges graduate students to investigate different theories of learning and to determine how those theories influence instructional design and assessment. Within the framework of learning theory, students will plan and design developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that integrate a variety of tools and strategies to match learning levels, interests, and cultural and linguistic backgrounds of students and that will promote concept-based learning.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 710 - History of American Education


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Exploration of American educational systems from the colonial period to the present due to ideational, societal, economic, political and cultural forces.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 712 - Educational Assessment


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    The course will improve a teacher’s ability to evaluate and select tools for student evaluation. Focus on well rounded evaluation programs will examine alternative, performance based tools and development of testing items that assess complex order thinking. The rationale and use of standardized testing will also be discussed. Students will study current issues in assessment and develop projects related to evaluation of teaching and learning that best fit their professional objectives.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 715 - Nature and Nurture of Creativity


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    A study of the human process of creativity and how it is nurtured. A consideration of the research on creativity with particular attention to creative processes in children. Application of methods to help remove blocks to creativity. Students will prepare a major creativity project to be used in schools.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 716 - Supervising Curriculum and Instruction Program


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    A practicum under the supervision of a field-based curriculum director and university supervisor. The student will obtain experience on the development, implementation, and application of curriculum within a P-12 school environment. This field experience will require a minimum of 135 school-based hours.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 717 - Gifted Methods Instruction & Curriculum


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course is the methods course in gifted education. It satisfies the requirement for one of the four courses needed for meeting the gifted education endorsement established by the South Dakota Board of Education. Various curricular approaches for educating the gifted will be studied including, but not limited to, the Renzulli Model, the structure of the intellect model, the Gallagher model, and the Calvin Taylor model.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 719 - Practicum in Gifted Education


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This practicum course is designed to offer to the student seeking gifted education endorsement: A. Experience in teaching children and youth who have be identified as gifted; B. Opportunities for developing school district plans for the education of the gifted; C. Experience in implementing gifted education plans; and D. Experience in evaluating gifted education plans.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 720 - Philosophical Boundaries of Education


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    An examination of educational systems through the discussion of theories and philosophies of education. The traditional problems and issues will be covered along with modern implications and practices.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 722 - Curriculum Development for Adult Education


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    The course is designed to study the principles of developing a curriculum for an adult education program or course and the varied forms of instruction related to the adult learner. The course will help participants understand how adult learning differs from that of the pre-college learner. The process of curriculum change, development and evaluation will be examined and the role of life experience and the adult learner will be a paradigm studied and researched.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 727 - Technology in Education: Maintaining Equity & Ethics


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Students will locate and review research, use telecollaboration for developing consensus, and create original reflection papers on the issues involved in gender and ethnic equity in the use of educational technology in schools. Students will examine current standards for fair use of materials obtained using technology and develop a policy on ethics in the use of educational technology in schools.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 728 - Educational Applications of Technology


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    A general survey of the various uses of technology including personal computers, networking systems, interactive video, telecommunications, and any other current technology in the public school setting. The course focuses on the evaluation of the effect of these approaches on instruction.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 730 - Contemporary Thought in Education: Using Technology Inquiry and Collaboration


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Integrating technology is at the forefront of contemporary thought in education. This course will introduce the use of the Internet as a virtual classroom and will provide an overview of the on-line graduate degree program for a Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction. The electronic seminar will address inquiry, technical writing, and collaboration skills critical to the professional development of teachers.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 732 - Instructional Strategies in Middle School


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    A study of instructional strategies to meet the educational needs of early adolescents. Curricular approaches and models based on research as related to instructional strategies and program development will be investigated.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 740 - Comparative Education


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Focus will be on educational systems other than the American model. Political, social, cultural, economic and ideology forces will be compared with educational structure and practices.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 741 - Historical Development of Mathematical Concepts


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course traces the origins and development of key concepts in the history of mathematics starting with early Egyptians, Babylonians, and Mayans and continuing to current times. Emphasis is given to the impact of mathematical discoveries on the civilizations that gave rise to them and to the impact of these discoveries on subsequent mathematical thought.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 742 - Teaching and Supervision of Language Arts


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course will provide classroom teachers with an understanding of the theories, research, and practices that create effective language arts instruction. These practices will center on the six areas of the language arts: reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing information. Students will be asked to review materials and develop an integrated philosophy with a specific stance in the art of teaching writing.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 744 - Curriculum Development & Instruction


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    In this course, students will be introduced to the philosophy, methods and factors used in the research and development of curriculum in public and private schools. Students will also consider different types of curriculum organization.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 745 - Curriculum History and Theory


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    Curriculum is rooted in the dynamics and demands of place and culture and in the conditionings and continuities of history. The Curriculum History & Theory Course explores theory and practice that evolved from antiquity into the twenty first century and highlights significant factors and people that influenced development of curriculum through the twentieth century to the present.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 746 - K-12 Integrated Curriculum


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    The Integrated Curriculum: K-12 Active Learning is designed to help elementary, middle school, and secondary teachers consider research and practice in structuring the curriculum into a thematic unit plan. Emphasis will be on literacy, active learning, the written process, and merging all content areas under the integrated curriculum design and implementation. Reading and writing, the cornerstone of the curriculum, will be the pivoting factors. The course is intended to promote an eclectic repertoire of teaching methodology including interdisciplinary thematic units, analysis and use of literature based, whole language genre, and alternative assessment techniques.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 747 - Psychology of Reading


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course will provide classroom teachers and teachers specializing in teaching reading with an understanding of the psychological bases of the reading program as they relate to theory and classroom practice. The course will examine theories, trends, issues, and practices, both past and present. Students will be asked to develop a working philosophy of how reading is taught based upon theoretical positions.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 748 - Cultural Diversity in Schools


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course will provide a study of curriculum development across the five major cultures in America: Native American, African American, Asian, Hispanic, and European descent. It is designed to provide the graduate student with the tools necessary to recognize, develop, evaluate and assess curriculum development in other cultures and assess the multicultural curriculum movement in America.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 749 - History, Nature and Context of Science


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course examines the historical development of scientific ideas from antiquity to the present and the evolution of scientific thought as an aspect of human culture. Emphasis is given to the impact of these discoveries on the era and on subsequent scientific ideas; less on the actual developments of the separate scientific disciplines. Participants study the historical perspectives of science and how science interacts with and influences personal, environmental, and societal decisions. Participants also develop an understanding of the history behind concepts studied within K-12 science classes and expand their ability to make use of historical material in their teaching practice.
    2 semester hours

  
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    ED 750 - Action Research in Schools


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course provides a rigorous examination of quantitative and qualitative research methods as they apply to education. The course will emphasize practical and theoretical aspects of research design, implementation and interpretation. Project requirements will engage students actively in pursuing research goals.
    3 semester hours

  
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    ED 751 - Leadership in School Mathematics


    CRSE Type: Unique Course
    This course focuses on how to provide effective professional development for K-12 teachers of mathematics and how to support meaningful change within an educational system. Lessons are drawn from research in mathematics education as well as research about improving schools. Topics include creation of a demonstration classroom, engaging key stakeholders (e.g. parents, administrators, and community members), forming and facilitating study groups, peer coaching, mentoring, and curriculum review.
    2 semester hours

 

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