Sep 29, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 

Economics (ECON)

  
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    ECON 492 - Topics

    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. 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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    ECON 494 - Internship

    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 is the case with field experience courses.
    1 to 6 semester hours

Education (ED)

  
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    ED 101 - Strategies for University Learning

    Unique Course
    This course provides students with the academic and personal strategies necessary for making a successful transition to the university environment. This course helps students maintain a balance between their personal and academic lives while teaching them such skills as learning strategies, time management, class-notes taking, test-taking techniques, decision-making skills, self-assessment exploration, and goal-setting. Use of campus resources that will assist students in reaching their educational goals are also introduced. Prerequisites include admission to BHSU and motivation to succeed academically at the university level.
    1 semester hours
  
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    ED 291 - Independent Study

    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. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    ED 292 - Topics

    Common Course Number & Description
    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. Enrollments are usually limited with significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement.
    1 to 4 semester hours
  
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    ED 295 - Practicum

    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 is the case with field experience courses.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ED 413 - Nature and Needs of the Gifted

    Unique Course
    The student will learn various theoretical approaches to the education of the gifted. Current research will be presented on the nature of the intellectually superior. The student will learn various administrative provisions for the gifted including, but not limited to, practices of enrichment, acceleration and special grouping. Students will benefit from a course emphasis on creativity.
    PreRequisite: SPED-300 EPSY-302
    3 semester hours
  
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    ED 420 - Single Subject Research Methodology

    Unique Course
    This course is designed to provide the learner with readings, discussions, and other learning experiences in the area of single subject research methodology. The intent of the course is to provide learners from a variety of disciplines (e.g., education, psychology, sociology, health sciences) with an opportunity to acquire competencies related to planning, implementing, and analyzing the effectiveness of individualized interventions or therapies (e.g, academic tutoring, behavior modification, mental health treatment regiments, physical rehabilitation). Single subject is not specific to any discipline or age level. Thus, the methodology is often used in applied fields of psychology, education, human behavior and health/medicine. In this course, a general method is described for conducting and interpreting research where individuals serve as their own control, rather than using another individual/group.
    Cross-listed: ED-520
    Registration Restriction: Admitted to Teacher Ed
    2 semester hours
  
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    ED 431 - Library Media and Technology

    Unique Course
    This hands-on course covers 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.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ED 488 - K-12 Student Teaching

    Common Course Number & Description
    Supervised placement in a K-12 classroom in the major area of emphasis. Students assume full responsibility for planning, instruction, evaluation and classroom management during their experience. Admission to Teacher Education. An additional mandatory fee applies to this course.
    6 to 12 semester hours
  
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    ED 491 - Independent Study

    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. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    Note: This course requires permission of the Instructor and/or College Dean.
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    ED 492 - Topics

    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. 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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    ED 495 - Practicum

    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 is the case with field experience courses.
    1 to 6 semester hours

Foundations of Education (EDFN)

  
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    EDFN 210 - Issues and Strategies in Reading

    Common Course Number & Description
    This is a practical course in which students will discuss the interrelationships of reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing. Using a hands-on approach, students will develop strategies for teaching phonics, vocabulary, fluency and the comprehension of reading.
    2 semester hours
  
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    EDFN 291 - Independent Study

    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. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 5 semester hours
  
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    EDFN 295 - Practicum: Pre-Admission

    Unique Course
    Applied, monitored, and supervised field-based 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 semester hours
  
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    EDFN 300 - Using Educational Research

    Unique Course
    This course provides an introduction to educational research for pre-service teachers. It will review No Child Left Behind legislation and its mandate for teachers to use classroom practices that are grounded in scientifically based research to improve student learning. Students will acquire skills in the interpretation and evaluation of both qualitative and quantitative educational research.
    2 semester hours
  
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    EDFN 338 - Foundations of American Education

    Common Course Number & Description
    A survey of the goals, history, organization, and philosophy of pre-K-12 American education, with emphasis on teaching as a profession; contemporary issues and practices, legal and ethical responsibilities, and attributes of effective teachers.
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    EDFN 365 - Computer-Based Technology & Learning

    Common Course Number & Description
    Prepares students to integrate computers into the curriculum by exploring the evolving uses and expectations of technology as a teaching and learning tool. Course objectives based on ISTE standards.
    Registration Restriction: Admitted to Teacher Education
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    EDFN 375 - Methods of Technology Integration

    Unique Course
    Preparation applicable to all content areas to effectively integrate technology into instruction and active student learning.
    Registration Restriction: Admitted to Teacher Ed
    PreRequisite: EDFN-365
    1 semester hours
  
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    EDFN 395 - Practicum

    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 is the case with field experience courses.
    1 semester hours
  
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    EDFN 440 - Classroom Management

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course is designed to explore the principles and practices of effective classroom management. It also examines methods of establishing a safe, orderly, and equitable learning environment that fosters positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    EDFN 475 - Human Relations

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course is designed to reflect the six strands of the human relations component as mandated by the South Dakota Board of Education. Students will develop expertise in listening and communicating to create a climate within the school environment that is more conducive to learning. The course is also designed to help the participants understand the community issues in education and to encourage the teachers to be more aware of ways to strengthen community involvement in the school. Another area that will be addressed is the dehumanizing impact of biases and negative stereotyping.
    3 semester hours
  
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    EDFN 491 - Independent Study

    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. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 5 semester hours

Elementary Education (ELED)

  
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    ELED 303 - Earth and Physical Science for Elem Teachers

    Common Course Number & Description
    A non-methods course that presents major concepts and theories in astronomy, geology, meteorology, chemistry, and physics. Scientific concepts and theories for elementary teachers working with K-8 students.
    3 to 4 semester hours
  
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    ELED 315 - Foundations & Theory of Reading

    Unique Course
    An introduction to the reading process is the central theme. Students will examine history and theories which governed reading curriculum development. Reading readiness, language principles, and adequate reading environment, reading approaches, and beginning phonics are also studied.
    PreRequisite: EPSY-302 & EDFN-295 or EDFN-395 or ECE-228
    2 semester hours
  
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    ELED 320 - K-8 Science Methods

    Common Course Number & Description
    Students develop an understanding of the tools of inquiry of K-8 science; the ability to design, deliver, and evaluate a variety of instructional strategies and processes that incorporate learning resources, materials, technologies, and state and national curriculum standards appropriate to K-8 science; the ability to assess student learning in K-8 science; and to apply these knowledge, skills, and attitudes to real life situations and experiences.
    Registration Restriction: Admitted to Teacher Education
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    ELED 330 - K-8 Math Methods

    Common Course Number & Description
    Students develop an understanding of the tools of inquiry of K-8 math; the ability to design, deliver, and evaluate a variety of instructional strategies and processes that incorporate learning resources, materials, technologies, and state and national curriculum standards appropriate to K-8 math; the ability to assess student learning in K-8 math; and to apply these knowledge, skills, and attitudes to real life situations and experiences.
    Registration Restriction: Admitted to Teacher Education
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    ELED 360 - K-8 Social Science Methods

    Common Course Number & Description
    Students develop an understanding of the tools of inquiry of K-8 social studies; the ability to design, deliver, and evaluate a variety of instructional strategies and processes that incorporate learning resources, materials, technologies, and state and national curriculum standards appropriate to K-8 social studies; the ability to assess student learning in K-8 social studies; and to apply these knowledge, skills, and attitudes to real life situations and experiences.
    Registration Restriction: Admitted to Teacher Education
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    ELED 361 - Social Science for Elementary Teachers

    Unique Course
    This non-methods course presents major concepts and theories in the various social studies disciplines including geography, anthropology, sociology, world and US History, government, citizenship, democracy, and economics.  It builds an understanding of research and inquiry in social studies specific to working with K-8 students. 
    2 semester hours
  
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    ELED 395 - Practicum

    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 is the case with field experience courses.
    1 to 2 semester hours
  
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    ELED 408 - Plan, Manage, and Assess the Diverse K-8 Classroom

    Unique Course
    Students reflect on, synthesize and integrate prior knowledge from other courses to make decisions and solve problems focused on planning instruction, managing classroom behaviors, and assessing student learning in K-8 classrooms with diverse populations including English Language Learners.  This is accomplished through professional readings, group discussions and presentations, simulated learning experiences, decision-making activities, and classroom applications.
    Registration Restriction: Admission to Teacher Ed
    2 semester hours
  
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    ELED 415 - Assessment for the Elementary Teacher

    Unique Course
    This course involves students in developing and evaluating formative and summative assessments of student knowledge, beliefs and/or attitudes associated with specific content areas. Students design assessments aligned with educational outcomes. The course includes hands-on activities to guide the creation, revision, and use of quality rubrics and coding schemes that work with the assessments students design. 
    Registration Restriction: Admitted to Teacher Ed
    1 semester hours
  
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    ELED 440 - K-8 Language Arts Methods

    Common Course Number & Description
    Students develop an understanding of the tools of inquiry of K-8 language arts, integrating reading, writing, speaking and listening, the ability to design, deliver, and evaluate a variety of instructional strategies and processes that incorporate learning resources, materials, technologies, and state and national curriculum standards appropriate to K-8 language arts; the ability to assess student learning in K-8 language arts; and to apply these knowledge, skills, and attitudes to real life situations and experiences.
    Registration Restriction: Admitted to Teacher Education
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    ELED 450 - K-8 Reading Methods

    Common Course Number & Description
    Students develop an understanding of the research and tools of inquiry of K-8 reading, the ability to design, deliver, and evaluate a variety of instructional strategies and processes that incorporate learning resources, materials, technologies, and state and national curriculum standards appropriate to K-8 reading, the ability to assess student learning in K-8 reading, and to apply these knowledge, skills, and attitudes to real life situations and experiences.
    Registration Restriction: Admitted to Teacher Education
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    ELED 459 - Intro to Literacy Assessment & Remediation

    Common Course Number & Description
    This is a practical course in which the student is directed toward acquiring specific skills that will enable a teacher to complete group and individual assessments, and develop activities to remediate reading problems.  This course includes a practicum.
    Registration Restriction: Admitted to Teacher Education
    1-3 semester hours
  
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    ELED 488 - K-8 Student Teaching

    Common Course Number & Description
    Students preparing for teaching in the elementary school will observe, participate, and teach under the supervision of the regular classroom teacher in an approved elementary school.
    Additional Fee: An additional Mandatory Fee applies to this course.
    Registration Restriction: Admitted to Teacher Education
    2 to 16 semester hours
  
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    ELED 491 - Independent Study

    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. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 6 semester hours
  
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    ELED 495 - Practicum

    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 is the case with field experience courses.
    1 to 12 semester hours
  
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    ELED 498 - Undergrad Research/Scholarship

    Common Course Number & Description
    Includes Senior Project, and Capstone Experience. Independent research problems/project or scholarship activities. The plan of study is negotiated by the faculty member and the student. Contact between the two may be extensive and intensive. Does not include research courses which are theoretical.
    0 to 12 semester hours

English (ENGL)

  
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    ENGL 013 - ESL: More Complex Structural Patterns & Advanced Composition

    Common Course Number & Description
    Conversation, listening and reading comprehension, vocabulary and idioms, more complex structural patterns, and advanced composition.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 023 - ESL: Listening & Reading, Grammar, Comprehension

    Common Course Number & Description
    A multi-skills course preliminary to ENGL 003 and ENGL 013. Reading and listening comprehension, vocabulary building, pronunciation, grammar and sentence structure, and formal and informal written and spoken English.  A major focus will be written and oral responses to written and oral sources.
    1 to 6 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 031 - Basic Writing

    Remedial Course
    Intensive work in grammar and usage, punctuation, and paragraph development. Does not count toward graduation.
    BH-PreRequisite: Placement
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 032 - Basic Writing

    Remedial Course
    Intensive work in grammar and usage, punctuation, and paragraph development. Does not count toward graduation.
    BH-PreRequisite: Placement
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 033 - Basic Writing

    Remedial Course
    Intensive work in grammar and usage, punctuation, and paragraph development. Does not count toward graduation.
    BH-PreRequisite: Placement
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 092 - Topics

    Common Course Number & Description
    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. 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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    ENGL 099 - English As a Second Language

    Remedial Course
    Concentrated study in aspects of the English language and the culture of its speakers. Designed for students who do not speak English as their native language. ENGL 099 does not count towards graduation.
    Note: May be repeated with a change of subject matter for a maximum of 9 hours.
    1 to 8 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 099 - English as a Second Language

    Common Course Number & Description
    Concentrated study in aspects of the English language and the culture of its speakers. Designed for students who do not speak English as their native language. 
    1 to 8 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 101 - Composition I

    Common Course Number & Description
    Practice in the skills, research, and documentation needed for the effective academic writing. Analysis of a variety of academic and non-academic texts, rhetorical structures, critical thinking, and audience will be included.
    BH-PreRequisite: Placement
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 101C - Composition I

    Common Course Number & Description
    Practice in the skills, research, and documentation needed for the effective academic writing.  Analysis of a variety of academic and non-academic texts, rhetorical structures, critical thinking, and audience will be included.
    PreRequisite: Placement
    CoRequisite: ENGL-033
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 115 - American Indian Oral Literature

    Unique Course
    The American Indian oral tradition focusing on myth, legend, song and oratory in English translation is studied. Selections will represent various tribes but will emphasize the Lakota culture.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as AIS 115)
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 201 - Composition II

    Common Course Number & Description
    Study of and practice in writing persuasive prose, with the aim to improve writing skills in all disciplines.
    BH-PreRequisite: ENGL-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 210 - Introduction to Literature

    Common Course Number & Description
    Readings in fiction, drama, and poetry to acquaint students with literature and aesthetic form.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 211 - World Lit I

    Common Course Number & Description
    Selected works of world literature in translation from ancient times through the Renaissance.
    BH-PreRequisite: ENGL-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 212 - World Lit II

    Common Course Number & Description
    Selected works of world literature in translation since the Renaissance. ENGL 211 and 212 need not be taken in sequence.
    BH-PreRequisite: ENGL-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 214 - Introduction to American Indian Literature

    Common Course Number & Description
    This introductory course in American Indian literature allows students to read and study a variety of genres, including traditional oral literature, autobiography, poetry, fiction, and drama by American Indian authors. Students learn basic research and critical skills needed in reading Native American texts.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as AIS 214)
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 221 - British Literature I

    Common Course Number & Description
    A chronological survey of British literature from Old English through the 18th century.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 222 - British Literature II

    Common Course Number & Description
    A chronological survey of British literature from the 19th century to the present. ENGL 221 and 222 need not be taken in sequence.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 241 - American Lit I

    Common Course Number & Description
    Background to and survey of major works from the beginnings to the Civil War. ENGL 241 and 242 need not be taken in sequence.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 242 - American Lit II

    Common Course Number & Description
    Background to and survey of major works for the Civil War to the present. ENGL 241 and 242 need not be taken in sequence.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 244 - American Indians in Film and Social Media

    Unique Course
    This course explores how film, television and social media industries both construct and appropriate images of American Indians.  The course examines Native American themed films and social media made by both Native and non-Natives, in order to critically compare the images presented from each perspective and understand the impacts of these images on the relationship, place and space occupied by Native Americans in contemporary society.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as AIS-244)
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 248 - Women in Literature

    Common Course Number & Description
    Study of literature by and about women. Course materials may range from early times to the present and may also include non-American literature.
    BH-PreRequisite: ENGL-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 256 - Literature of American West

    Common Course Number & Description
    A study of the literature produced in our region, centered on the Great Plains, including that of Native Americans, both oral and written; of pioneers; immigrants; and farmers; Western literature, and current writers.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as AIS 256)
    PreRequisite: ENGL-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 283 - Introduction to Creative Writing

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course introduces students to the craft of writing, with readings and practice in at least two genres (including fiction, poetry, and drama).
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as WRTG 283)
    BH-PreRequisite: ENGL 101
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 284 - Introduction to Criticism

    Common Course Number & Description
    A writing intensive course in analyzing and interpreting literature for English majors and minors.  Includes instruction in critical approaches to literature and research tools.
    BH-PreRequisite: ENGL-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 290 - Seminar

    Unique Course
    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 graduate levels. Enrollment is generally limited to few than 20 students.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 291 - Independent Study

    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. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 292 - Topics

    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. 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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    ENGL 304 - Fundamentals of English Grammar

    Unique Course
    This course presents a broad range of traditional grammar topics (parts of speech, sentence types, sentence structure).
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as WRTG-304)
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 320 - The Non-Western Novel

    Unique Course
    This is a study of novels outside of the European/American tradition. It introduces students to contemporary literature from Africa, South America, Asia, the Near East, and other parts of the world. The course approaches the literature both critically and as an expression of culture within the countries of origin.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 379 - Technical Communication

    Common Course Number & Description
    Study of and practice in writing of a technical nature.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as WRTG-379)
    BH-PreRequisite: ENGL-201
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 401 - Advanced Writing

    Unique Course
    A grade of at least a C in English 101 and English 201 or permission of the instructor. Advanced Writing will give students the opportunity to strengthen and extend their writing skills and to make intellectual connections between their major field of study and the other fields of study they have encountered during their college education. The course will review primary writing techniques, but the emphasis will be allowing students to develop their own styles and voices. The course will add to the reading, writing, and thinking experiences accumulated in and outside the student’s major.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as WRTG-401)
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 406 - Adolescent Literature

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course focuses on authors and the basic genres of literature for young adults with analysis of literary quality, book selection, adolescent needs and reading interests. This course also includes discussion of censorship, current publication practices and methods of generating reading interests among young adults.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as LIBM 406)
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 409 - Teaching English as a Second Language

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course prepares teachers to teach English to those whose native language is not English.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 411 - Bible as Literature

    Unique Course
    Analysis of Old and New Testament texts in their historical and philosophical contexts, which are literary in form (that is, lyric, dramatic, epic, and narrative) for their aesthetic and ethical meanings.
    PreRequisite: ENGL-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 412 - Composition for the English Teacher

    Unique Course
    The course allows prospective teachers to broaden their skills as writers and writing teachers and will introduce them to the theories and practices of successful teachers of writing while at the same time providing opportunities for future language arts teachers to become familiar with various technologies and their use.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 426 - History/Structures of English

    Unique Course
    This course offers students a comprehensive historical background for understanding Modern English. It also explores such issues as attitudes toward language; varieties of English; regionalisms and their contributions to the richness of English: the interconnection of language, culture and identity; and language acquisition. Contemporary topics such as bilingualism, multilingualism, inclusive language and standardization are also explored.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 431 - Shakespeare I

    Common Course Number & Description
    Studies of the comedies and their background.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 432 - Shakespeare II

    Common Course Number & Description
    Studies of the tragedies and their background.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 453 - American Renaissance

    Common Course Number & Description
    An analysis of the major American writers from 1820-1865.
    Registration Restriction: Junior Class Standing
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 468 - Contemporary Fiction

    Common Course Number & Description
    A study of the significant trends in contemporary fiction.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 476 - Creative Writing: Fiction

    Common Course Number & Description
    Advanced study of the writing process concentrating on fiction.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as WRTG-476)
    BH-PreRequisite: ENGL/WRTG-283
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 478 - Creative Writing: Poetry

    Common Course Number & Description
    Advanced study of the writing process concentrating on poetry.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as WRTG-478)
    BH-PreRequisite: ENGL 101
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 482 - Creative Writing II

    Common Course Number & Description
    Advanced study of the writing process with the opportunity to concentrate on a single genre, such as poetry, fiction, or drama.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 483 - Advanced Creative Writing

    Common Course Number & Description
    Advanced study of the writing process with the emphasis on refining technique and style in a genre of the student’s choice, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 484 - Literary Criticism

    Common Course Number & Description
    The theory and practice of various critical approaches to literature.
    PreRequisite: ENGL-101
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 486 - Rhetorical Theory & Practice

    Common Course Number & Description
    Survey of the developments and applications of the theories of rhetoric.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as WRTG-486)
    PreRequisite: ENGL 101
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 490 - Seminar

    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. Enrollment is generally limited to fewer than 20 students.
    1 to 4 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 491 - Independent Study

    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. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as WRTG-491)
    Registration Restriction: Permission of Instructor
    1 to 5 semester hours
  
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    ENGL 492 - Topics

    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. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.
    Cross-listed: (Also offered as WRTG-492)
    1 to 5 semester hours

Entrepreneurial Studies (ENTR)

  
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    ENTR 336 - Entrepreneurship I

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course is an introduction to the concepts, terminology, and process of new venture creation, operation and growth, as well as the introduction of entrepreneurial management practices into existing businesses. New ventures include public and non-profit institutions as well as for profit businesses. This course will assist in the identification of entrepreneurial opportunities and strategies and the role of personal factors (including creativity). Legal, ethical, and social responsibilities are emphasized.
    3 semester hours
  
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    ENTR 406 - Accounting for Entrepreneurs

    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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    ENTR 438 - Entrepreneurship II

    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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    ENTR 489 - Business Plan Writing and Competition

    Common Course Number & Description
    Students will write a business plan and present it to a panel of faculty and business community members. The top three business plan presenters will move on to a statewide competition.
    1 semester hours

Educational Psychology (EPSY)

  
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    EPSY 302 - Educational Psychology

    Common Course Number & Description
    A comprehensive study of the fundamental psychological facts, principles and theories that apply to the nature of the learner and the learning process.
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    EPSY 428 - Child & Adolescent Development

    Common Course Number & Description
    An overview of human physiological, psychological, and social changes occurring from birth throughout adolescence with emphasis on the developmental characteristics of elementary, middle, and secondary level learners.
    Cross-listed: (also offered as EPSY-528)
    2 to 3 semester hours
  
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    EPSY 491 - Independent Study

    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. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.
    1 to 5 semester hours

Exchange Program (EXCH)

  
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    EXCH 487 - Study Abroad

    Common Course Number & Description
    Designed to keep a student active in the regental system if out for one to two semester(s) for study abroad program and not enrolling in credit at the university. Does not guarantee eligibility for financial aid. Repeatable, but for no more than three consecutive terms at any one point.
    0 semester hours
  
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    EXCH 489 - Student Exchange - International

    Common Course Number & Description
    This course allows students to register as full-time students while taking part in an Exchange Program. Students will register on their home campus for the number of credit hours they intend to take while enrolled at another campus.
    0 to 18 semester hours

Experiential Learning (EXPL)

  
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    EXPL 486 - Service Learning

    Common Course Number & Description
    Service learning involves the integration of academic learning, relevant service with community partners, purposeful civic engagement and structured reflection for the purpose of enriching the learning experience and increasing student involvement in community service. The academic study may be in any discipline. Open to all majors.
    0 to 12 semester hours
 

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