Sep 23, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses of Instruction


Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix. Each course description begins with a subject prefix followed by a three-digit course number and the course title. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description. Prerequisites and co-requisites are also listed. A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student will be permitted to enroll in the course. A co-requisite is a course, experience, or other preparation that must be completed at the same time that the student is enrolled in the listed course.

Please note, when searching courses by “Code or Number”, an asterisk (*) can be used to return mass results. For instance, a “Code or Number” search of ” 1* ” can be entered, returning all 100-level courses.

 

Social Work

  
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    SWK 355 - Research in Social Welfare


    3 credit hours
    This course introduces the theoretical principles and application of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Emphasis is placed on developing students’ practice skills as consumers of the research literature to inform evidence-based social work practice and evaluation at the micro and macro levels of service. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in SWK 203  (for Social Work majors).
  
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    SWK 373 - Social Policy


    3 credit hours
    An introduction to the study of social policy, with emphases on 1) how social policy influences the lives of citizens and clients, 2) how social policy influences the practice of social work, and 3) the resulting responsibilities of social work to try to influence social policy. Non-majors are allowed to take this course with consent of instructor. Prerequisite(s): For Social Work majors: SWK 203  and 322  (with grades of C or better), EC 231  or 232 , and POS 200  or 250 . Also recommended for Human Service minors, for whom the prerequisite is SWK 203 .
  
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    SWK 380 - Social Work Practice in Mental Health Care


    3 credit hours
    This course describes the role of professional social workers as service providers to the mentally ill and intellectually disabled. Emphasis is placed on the use of a comprehensive bio-psycho-social model for the assessment of mental health conditions. Prerequisite(s): SWK 203 .
  
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    SWK 390 - Social Work Practice with Groups


    3 credit hours
    Emphasis on the development of knowledge and skills for generalist social work practice with small groups, including task and treatment groups. For social work majors only. Consent of instructor required for non-social work majors. Prerequisite(s): Grades of C or better in SWK 203  and 322 .
  
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    SWK 400 - Social Work Practice Skills and Pre-Practicum


    3 credit hours
    A competency-based course emphasizing preparation for the social work practicum. Emphasis placed on the acquisition of skills in client interviewing, oral and written communication, professional documentation, and presentation. Students will apply to the Practicum Program and complete 24 hours of pre-practicum orientation. For social work majors only. Students must meet criteria for admission to the social work professional program to enter the course. Prerequisite(s): Grades of C or better in SWK 350  and 355 . Co-requisite(s): SWK 410 .
  
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    SWK 401 - Social Work Practice with Aging Populations


    3 credit hours
    This course provides a comprehensive examination of the social problems related to aging in contemporary society. Emphasis on the theoretical approaches and practice methods applied to populations receiving services within aging and geriatric settings. Prerequisite(s): SWK 203 .
  
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    SWK 410 - Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families


    3 credit hours
    Examines social work practice with individuals and families. The problem-solving process, social work purposes, values, and ethics are examined. Emphasis is given to the helping relationship and the phases of the helping process. For social work majors only. Prerequisite(s): SWK 350  and 355 . Co-requisite(s): SWK 400 .
  
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    SWK 411 - Selected Topics in Social Work


    3 credit hours
    Topics vary. Course may be repeated for credit as often as topic changes, up to a total of 9 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): SWK 203  and 322 .
  
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    SWK 420 - Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations


    3 credit hours
    Emphasis on the development of knowledge and skills for generalist social work practice with communities and organizations. For social work majors only. Prerequisite(s): Grades of C or better in SWK 350  and 355 .
  
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    SWK 455 - Social Work Practicum


    10 credit hours
    The social work practicum provides an opportunity for students to have direct and continuing contact with the realities of social work practice for the purpose of developing professional social work capabilities. The student is assigned to a social service agency five days a week and is supervised by a qualified professional practitioner employed by the agency. Students must be admitted to the practicum program before registering for this course. A GPA of 3.0 in social work courses. An overall GPA of 2.30. Prerequisite(s): SWK 373 , 390 , 400 , 410 , and 420 .
  
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    SWK 456 - Social Work Integrative Seminar


    2 credit hours
    Emphasis is on helping students incorporate previous classroom content with their “real life” experiences in the practicum. Themes that are infused into the total curriculum and preparation for entering social work practice are emphasized. The course meets every week for two hours. Co-requisite(s): SWK 455 .
  
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    SWK 490 - Directed Readings in Social Work


    1-3 credit hours
    May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours.

Sociology

  
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    SOC 101 - Introductory Sociology


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Patterns of modern society, including social behavior in terms of culture, group relationships, social organizations, and social stratification.
  
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    SOC 102 - Honors Introductory Sociology


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Introduction to sociology as a social-scientific perspective and academic field of inquiry. Special attention to the social structures and conditions that shape, and are shaped by, human interactions, biographies, and behaviors. Enrollment in the UM Honors Program required. Students can not earn credit for both SOC 101 and 102.
  
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    SOC 240 - Social Problems


    3 credit hours
    Concepts and theories used in the sociological study of social problems. Emphasis on the process through which troubling conditions become understood as social problems. Students develop skills of thinking critically about social problems and successfully presenting claims about troubling societal conditions.

     

     

  
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    SOC 303 - Selected Topics in Sociology


    3 credit hours
    Topics vary. Course may be repeated for credit as often as topic changes.
  
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    SOC 310 - Sociology of Popular Music


    3 credit hours
    The relationship of music and cultural values, beliefs, and practices is complex and subject to much debate. Music both reflects and shapes cultures. In this course we will examine popular music as an important social, economic, political, and historical force in American life.
  
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    SOC 315 - Drugs and Society


    3 credit hours
    Sociological study of the extent and nature of drug and alcohol use. An emphasis will be placed on theories of substance use, effects of substance use, and the social control of substance use. A critical examination of the effectiveness of the war against drugs will be explored along with its alternatives.   Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    SOC 317 - Prisons and Mass Incarceration


    3 credit hours
    An examination of the rising use of incarceration and its effects on society. Explanations of social forces contributing to these trends are examined and possible remedies are explored. The utility of mass incarceration as a means of ameliorating social problems is explored and critically examined. Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    SOC 322 - Group Identities, Power and Difference


    3 credit hours
    Examination of group identity formation, the social construction of race and other social categories, conflict between ethnic groups, soical stigma, institutional discrimination, and the components of social advantage. Special attention is given to interrogating the definitions of concepts such as power, oppression, and cultural appropriation.
  
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    SOC 324 - Social Stratification


    3 credit hours
    Theories and systems of caste and class, with specific consideration given to status, occupation, income, education, and other elements in contemporary American stratification. Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  or SOC 102 .
  
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    SOC 341 - Juvenile Delinquency


    3 credit hours
    Systematic approaches to dealing with the major problems of juvenile delinquency in the United States. Emphasis on development, rehabilitation, and prevention of delinquent behavior. Junior or senior standing required. Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    SOC 342 - Criminology


    3 credit hours
    This course is a study of the nature of criminal acts, theories of causation, and modern trends of punishment and/or rehabilitation.  Junior or senior standing required. Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    SOC 352 - Medical Sociology


    3 credit hours
    Nature and organization of medical practice and health-care delivery systems. Includes history of medical care, evolution of medicine, structure of health-care system, and the relationship between health care and other major institutions. Attention also given to the role of the practitioner and the patient in the health-care process. Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    SOC 360 - Social Change


    3 credit hours
    Theories and processes of social change in advanced societies, with emphasis on demographic development, social movements, and collective behavior. Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    SOC 372 - Sociology of Deviance


    3 credit hours
    Sociological study of non-conforming behavior and attitudes. Emphasis will be placed on theoretical explanations with a focus on the social construction of deviance and its social control. Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    SOC 393 - Probation and Parole


    3 credit hours
    Analytical and theoretical examination of probation and parole systems in the United States, with emphasis on the technical aspects of the field of corrections. Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    SOC 401 - Sociology of Aging and the Life Course


    3 credit hours
    Sociological study of aging across the life course including the social construction of age and aging. Review of classical perspectives on aging with a particular focus on the life course perspective. Examination of how age-related experiences intersect with socioeconomic status, gender, race, and ethnicity. Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    SOC 402 - Sociology of Education


    3 credit hours
    Comprehensive study of education as an institution of enculturation, with emphasis on the relationship of education and other social institutions, schools as experienced by students, and contemporary crisis in education. Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    SOC 403 - Animals and Society


    3 credit hours
    Sociological perspectives on the role of animals in the production and re-production of human culture and society. Emphasis on the use of animals for human consumption, leisure, status acquisition, identity expression, knowledge production, and meaning-making. Socio-historical views on pet-keeping, euthanasia, and animal abuse. Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    SOC 404 - Environmental and Natural Resources Sociology


    3 credit hours
    Focuses on interactions between social structures and biophysical environments. Topics include: Socio-cultural understandings of nature, social causes and consequences of environmental degradation, human population dynamics, environmental justice, environmental health, globalization of food systems, and public opinion toward environmental change.  Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    SOC 411 - Selected Topics in Sociology


    3 credit hours
    Topics vary. Course may be repeated for credit as topic changes. Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    SOC 415 - Race and the Criminal Justice System


    3 credit hours
    Examination of the role that race and ethnicity play in the defining of crime, social reaction to crime, and the administration of justice and injustice within the workings of the American criminal justice system. An emphasis will be placed upon racial hierarchies and systems of oppression within society. Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    SOC 417 - Thinking about Crime


    3 credit hours
    An examination of the various theories of criminal behavior. Emphasis will be placed upon situating these theories within their proper historical and social contexts, outlining their key concepts, assumptions and propositions, and reviewing their possible policy implications.  Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ).

     

  
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    SOC 445 - Sex Roles, Gender, and Culture


    3 credit hours
    Study of sex roles within broader cultural patterns in various societies. Topics include: acquisition of gender, interactional styles, and political/economic consequences of gender differences. Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    SOC 480 - Development of Sociological Theory


    3 credit hours
    Origins and development of prominent sociological theories and the contributions of outstanding theorists. Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    SOC 490 - Independent Study in Sociology


    3 credit hours
    May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    SOC 495 - Internship in Sociology


    1-6 credit hours
    The sociology internship is designed to provide students with experience in a professional setting related to sociology. Students will have the opportunity to apply concepts learned in the classroom while developing professional networks, knowledge, and skills. Restricted to Sociology majors with at least 60 earned hours (junior standing). Permission of instructor also required. Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ).
  
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    SOC 499 - Sociology Capstone


    3 credit hours
    A culminating, reflective experience in which students integrate learning from prior courses, demonstrate the ability to apply disciplinary tools, hone professional identities and skills, and begin transition to post-graduate life. Depending upon the instructor, course requirements may include some or all of the following:  Completion of a research project or other product that demonstrates knowledge and application of the discipline’s core perspectives, theories, and strategies; application of disciplinary knowledge in problem-solving activities, reflective participation in community activities or events; and/or generation of a professional portfolio or other product appropriate to the student’s post-graduation goals.  Prerequisite(s): SOC 101  (or 102 ), 240 324 , and 9 additional credit hours of sociology electives. Prerequisite(s) with concurrency allowed: SWK 355  or POS 370 , and SOC 480 .

Spanish

  
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    SPN 101 - Introductory Spanish I


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Emphasis on the development of basic communication skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, through grammatical and verbal drills, systematic vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition, and conversation.
  
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    SPN 102 - Introductory Spanish II


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Continued emphasis on the development of basic communication skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, through grammatical and verbal drills, systematic vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in SPN 101  or equivalent or placement by departmental exam.
  
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    SPN 103 - Honors Introductory Spanish I


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Emphasis on the development of basic communication skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, through grammatical and verbal drills, systematic vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition, and conversation. Students may not earn credit for both SPN 101  and SPN 103. Enrollment in the UM Honors Program required.
  
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    SPN 104 - Honors Introductory Spanish II


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Continued emphasis on the development of basic communication skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, through grammatical and verbal drills, systematic vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition, and conversation. Students may not earn credit for both SPN 104 and SPN 102 . Enrollment in the UM Honors Program required. Prerequisite(s): SPN 103  or equivalent or placement by departmental exam.
  
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    SPN 150 - Accelerated Introductory Spanish


    6 credit hours
    General Education Course
    This course covers the material for SPN 101  and SPN 102  in one semester. Emphasis on the development of basic communication skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, through grammatical and verbal drills, systematic vocabulary acquisition, reading, composition, and conversation. A minimum of one year of high school Spanish is required to take this course. This course is not intended for true beginners of a language. Students who earn credit for SPN 150 may not also earn credit for either SPN 101  (or 103 ) or SPN 102  (or 104 ).
  
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    SPN 201 - Intermediate Spanish I


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Continued emphasis on the development of basic communication skills, stressing vocabulary, the idiom, and grammar, along with composition and conversation. Readings and discussion explore cross cultural values. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in SPN 102  or SPN 150  or equivalent or placement by departmental exam.
  
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    SPN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Continuation of SPN 201 . Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in SPN 201  or equivalent or placement by departmental exam.
  
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    SPN 250 - Accelerated Intermediate Spanish


    6 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Continued emphasis on the development of basic communication skills, stressing vocabulary, the idiom, and grammar, along with composition and conversation. Readings and discussion explore cross-cultural values. Students who earn credit for SPN 150 may not also earn credit for either SPN 201  or SPN 202 . Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in SPN 102  or SPN 150  or equivalent or placement by departmental exam.
  
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    SPN 300 - Directed Independent Study


    1-3 credit hours
    Investigation of assigned subjects, supervised reading, and independent study at the advanced intermediate level. May be repeated for credit if topic is different. Consent of instructor and chair required.
  
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    SPN 301 - Spanish Conversation


    3 credit hours
    Emphasis on development of speaking fluency. Oral practice highly emphasized. Occasional written exercises. Prerequisite(s): SPN 202  or 250  or placement test scores (or consent of instructor).
  
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    SPN 302 - Grammar and Composition


    3 credit hours
    Emphasis on development of technical command of Spanish through grammar review, vocabulary amplification, and writing exercises. Prerequisite(s): SPN 202  or 250  or placement test scores (or consent of instructor).
  
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    SPN 303 - Phonetics and Phonology


    3 credit hours
    Studies in the phonetics and phonology of Spanish. Emphasis on pronunciation of contemporary Spanish. At the instructor’s discretion, this course may involve studies in linguistic analysis and transcription. Prerequisite(s): SPN 202  or 250  or placement test scores (or consent of instructor).
  
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    SPN 310 - Business Spanish


    3 credit hours
    In this course students will study a variety of texts and exercises related to business Spanish. Emphasis on understanding commercial vocabulary and comprehending authentic texts, as well as the creation of dialogues and oral presentations. Study of aspects of other areas of professional Spanish (social work, law) may be included. Prerequisite(s): SPN 301 , 302 , or 303 , (or consent of instructor).
  
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    SPN 320 - Latin American Literature in Translation


    3 credit hours
    Studies in Latin-American literature. Topics may include chronicles of conquest, Sor Juana, magical realism, the “boom”, and studies in national literatures (Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, etc.) This course may include the study of basic literary theory. Prerequisite(s): SPN 301 , 302 , or 303 , (or consent of instructor).
  
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    SPN 321 - Spanish Literature in Translation


    3 credit hours
    Studies in Spanish literature. Topics may include Golden Age drama, Cervantes, the picaresque, Garcia Lorca, and contemporary narrative. This course may include the study of basic literary theory. Prerequisite(s): SPN 301 , 302 , or 303 , (or consent of instructor).
  
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    SPN 330 - Introduction to Hispanic Literature


    3 credit hours
    This course introduces students to the literary genres and historical panorama of Hispanic literature. Emphasis on the acquisition of reading skills and analytical tools in drama, poetry, narrative, and essay. Prerequisite(s): SPN 301 , 302 , or 303 , (or consent of instructor).
  
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    SPN 331 - Survey of Spanish Literature


    3 credit hours
    This course introduces students to the literary genres and historical panorama of Spanish literature. Emphasis on the acquisition of reading skills and analytical tools in drama, poetry, narrative, and essay. Prerequisite(s): SPN 301 , 302 , or 303 , (or consent of instructor).
  
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    SPN 332 - Survey of Latin-American Literature


    3 credit hours
    This course introduces students to the literary genres and historical panorama of Latin-American literature. Emphasis on the acquisition of reading skills and analytical tools in drama, poetry, narrative, and essay. Prerequisite(s): SPN 301 , 302 , or 303 , (or consent of instructor).
  
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    SPN 341 - Peninsular Culture and Civilization


    3 credit hours
    This course introduces students to the main historical events, social movements, artistic currents, and philosophical vogues from the beginning of Spanish civilization to the present. The cultural history of Spain will be considered within a national and international context. Prerequisite(s): SPN 301  or 302  (or consent of instructor).
  
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    SPN 342 - Latin-American Culture and Civilization


    3 credit hours
    This course introduces students to the main historical events, social movements, artistic currents, and philosophical vogues from pre-Columbian civilizations to the present. The cultural history of Latin America will be considered within a national and international context. Prerequisite(s): SPN 301 , 302 , or 303 , (or consent of instructor).
  
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    SPN 343 - U.S. Latino Culture and Civilization


    3 credit hours
    This course introduces students to the main historical events, social movements, artistic currents, and philosophical vogues from the beginnings of U.S. Latino culture to the present. The cultural history of U.S. Latino culture will be considered within a national and international context. Some attention may be given to the rise and development of Latino communities in Alabama. Prerequisite(s): SPN 301 , 302 , or 303 , (or consent of instructor).
  
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    SPN 344 - Hispanic Cultural Studies and Film


    3 credit hours
    Study of several films within the context of cultural themes such as gender roles, representations of race, depictions of class, and nation-building. Prerequisite(s): SPN 301 , 302 , or 303 , (or consent of instructor).
  
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    SPN 345 - The Hispanic World Today


    3 credit hours
    A social, political, and economic survey of the present situation and trends of all Spanish-speaking countries, highlighting similarities and differences. Prerequisite(s): SPN 301 , 302 , or 303 , (or consent of instructor).
  
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    SPN 370 - Special Topics


    3 credit hours
    Investigation of selected topics or themes drawn from culture, history, literature, or the arts. Can be repeated twice for credit if content is different. Prerequisite(s): SPN 301 , 302 , or 303 , (or consent of instructor).
  
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    SPN 395 - Study Abroad


    6 credit hours
    Immersion in the Spanish language to perfect linguistic and cultural skills. Prerequisite(s): SPN 301 , 302 , or 303 , (or consent of instructor).
  
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    SPN 400 - Directed Independent Study


    1-3 credit hours
    Investigation of assigned subjects, supervised reading, and independent study at the advanced level. Consent of instructor and chair required. Prerequisite(s): At least two classes numbered at SPN 330  or above.
  
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    SPN 405 - History of the Spanish Language


    3 credit hours
    Study of the history of the Spanish language (syntax, morphology, lexicon, etc.), with an emphasis on the rise and development of Castilian, and its diffusion and transformations beyond the Iberian Peninsula. Prerequisite(s): At least two classes numbered at SPN 330  or above.
  
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    SPN 410 - Spanish for the Professions


    3 credit hours
    Study in Spanish of the terminology and representative texts related to one or more professions (health, law, social work, etc.). Prerequisite(s): At least two classes numbered at SPN 330  or above.
  
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    SPN 430 - Spanish Medieval and Golden-Age Literature


    3 credit hours
    Studies in Spanish literature from the beginnings through the 17th century. At the instructor’s discretion, this course may involve a survey of major authors and texts, or may explore a special topic (Imperialism, mysticism, conquest). Prerequisite(s): At least two classes numbered at SPN 330  or above.
  
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    SPN 431 - Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature


    3 credit hours
    Studies in Spanish literature from 1701 through the 21st century. At the instructor’s discretion, this course may involve a survey of major authors and texts, or may explore a special topic (Francisco Franco, women and culture, and guerras carlistas). Prerequisite(s): At least two classes numbered at SPN 330  or above.
  
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    SPN 440 - Colonial Spanish Literature


    3 credit hours
    Studies in Latin American literature from pre- Columbian times to the Wars of Independence. At the instructor’s discretion, this course may involve a survey of major authors and texts, or may explore a special topic (the self and the other, Indigenous cultures). Prerequisite(s): At least two classes numbered at SPN 330  or above.
  
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    SPN 441 - Modern and Contemporary Latin-American Literature


    3 credit hours
    Studies in Latin-American literature from the Wars of Independence through the 21st century. At the instructor’s discretion, this course may involve a survey of major authors and texts, or may explore a special topic (nation-building, dictatorship, perceptions of the U.S.A.). Prerequisite(s): At least two classes numbered at SPN 330  or above.
  
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    SPN 442 - U.S. Latino Literature


    3 credit hours
    Studies in U.S. Latino literature from the beginnings through the 21st century. At the author’s discretion, this course may involve a survey of major authors and texts, or may explore a special topic (borderlands, city life, the American Dream). Prerequisite(s): At least two classes numbered at SPN 330  or above.
  
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    SPN 450 - Cervantes


    3 credit hours
    Study of one or more works by Miguel de Cervantes, including Don Quixote and the Novelas ejemplares. May be offered in Spanish or English. Prerequisite(s): At least two classes numbered at SPN 330  or above.
  
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    SPN 451 - Studies in Drama


    3 credit hours
    Study of the formal and generic features of drama. May emphasize the development of dramatic form and content, a group of writers (Lope de Vega and his circle), a period of culture (Colonial), or a subgenre (esperpento). Prerequisite(s): At least two classes numbered at SPN 330  or above.
  
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    SPN 452 - Studies in Poetry


    3 credit hours
    Study of the forms and conventions of poetry. May emphasize a poetic kind (the ballad, the sonnet), a group of writers (the Generation of 1927), a period or culture (Golden Age poetry), or a recurrent theme (exile). Prerequisite(s): At least two classes numbered at SPN 330  or above.
  
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    SPN 453 - Studies in Prose


    3 credit hours
    Study of the formal and generic features of the novel, novella, essay, testimonio, and other prose forms. May emphasize the origins and development of a particular prose genre, a group of writers (Generation of 98), a period or culture (contemporary Spanish short story), or a sub-genre or kind (the picaresque or family romance). Prerequisite(s): At least two classes numbered at SPN 330  or above.
  
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    SPN 470 - Special Topics


    3 credit hours
    Advanced investigation of selected topics or themes drawn from culture, history, literature, or the arts. Can be repeated twice for credit if content is different. Prerequisite(s): SPN 301 , 302 , or 303 , (or consent of instructor), and at least two classes numbered at SPN 330  or above.

Special Education

  
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    SPED 205 - American Sign Language I


    3 credit hours
    An introduction to American Sign Language (ASL), emphasizing the correct production of the American Manual Alphabet, the development of a basic ASL vocabulary, and a basic knowledge of Deaf Culture. Designed for students who have limited or no knowledge of ASL.
  
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    SPED 297 - Language Analysis


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to syntax and semantics to enable students to evaluate and apply recent research findings, language curricula, and procedures for language analysis.
  
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    SPED 300 - American Sign Language II


    3 credit hours
    The second course in the American Sign Language (ASL) sequence emphasizing continued development of ASL proficiency. Prerequisite(s): SPED 205 , Survival Level on SCPI or permission of instructor.
  
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    SPED 307 - American Sign Language III


    3 credit hours
    The third course in the American Sign Language (ASL) sequence focuses on continued development of ASL communication skills. Course includes a 4-week module emphasizing Manually Coded English. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate intermediate to intermediate plus level of conversational skills. Prerequisite(s): SPED 205 300  or intermediate level on SCPI, or permission of instructor.
  
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    SPED 320 - Developing Auditory/Oral Communication with Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing


    3 credit hours
    The student will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement an oral/aural communication intervention program for children with hearing loss, ages birth to adolescence, and their families, with emphasis on the development of spoken language through the use of current technology including cochlear implants, digital hearing aids, etc. Students will construct objectives, activities, and materials to use in listening activities, spoken language instruction, and speech development with children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  
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    SPED 375 - Auditory Education and Strategies for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students


    3 credit hours
    The student will gain the knowledge and skill necessary to organize and manage an auditory education program for children with hearing loss ages birth to adolescence and their families, with emphasis on the development of listening skills through the use of current technology including cochlear implants, digital hearing aids, etc.
  
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    SPED 378 - Expressive Communication Strategies for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students


    3 credit hours
    The student will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement an oral/aural communication intervention program for children with hearing loss ages birth to adolescence and their families, with emphasis on the development of spoken language through the use of current technology including cochlear implants, digital hearing aids, etc. Prerequisite(s): SPED 375 .
  
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    SPED 398 - Deaf Culture


    3 credit hours
    This course will explore issues related to Deaf culture.
  
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    SPED 407 - Exceptional Learners in P-12 and Secondary Classroom


    3 credit hours
    Skills related to identification of exceptional learners at the P-12 and secondary levels and their needs related to an inclusive setting. Analyzing the learner according to the exceptionality, environment, and family relationships.
  
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    SPED 415 - Instructional Methods in the Inclusive Classroom


    3 credit hours
    Designed to prepare teachers to educate students in inclusive classrooms through the introduction of academic, behavioral, and social instructional methods. Appropriate laboratory experiences provided. This course has been designated by the UM Service Learning and Community Engagement Committee as a service-learning course. This means that your professor has deliberately interwoven a service experience into your course to meet academic objectives. Restricted to majors in Elementary Education or Elementary/Collaborative Education. Prerequisite(s): ED 401 , ED 481 , EDF 330 , EDF 375 , SPED 407  and EXNS 480 . Co-requisite(s): ED 410 , ED 447 , ED 465 , and EDF 461 . (Cross-listed with SPED 515).
  
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    SPED 416 - Behavior Management in the Classroom


    3 credit hours
    Provides skills to manage the behavior of students with disabilities, including behavioral assessment, appropriate intervention strategies, and evaluation of intervention effectiveness. Prerequisite(s): SPED 407 .
  
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    SPED 440 - Practicum in Special Education


    3 credit hours
    While placed in self-contained and resource classrooms, students will administer individualized assessments, develop individualized educational programs, modify lesson plans, and consult with parents and professionals. Prerequisite(s): SPED 407 
  
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    SPED 462 - Assessment in Special Education


    3 credit hours
    The purpose of this course is to prepare pre-service special-education teachers to administer, score, and interpret assessment information for the purpose of educational planning.  Admission to the TEP required. Prerequisite(s): SPED 407 .
  
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    SPED 476 - Methods of Teaching Academic Subjects to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


    3 credit hours
    Methods and materials for teaching academic subjects (mathematics, science, social studies) to deaf/ hard of hearing students at P-12 levels. Admission to the TEP required.
  
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    SPED 477 - Language Development and Methods of Literacy Instruction for Deaf and Hard of Hearing


    3 credit hours
    Materials and methods for language development and literacy instruction for deaf/hard of hearing students at P-12 level.
  
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    SPED 482 - Assessment: Deaf and Hard of Hearing


    2 credit hours
    Administration, interpretation, and implementation of test data obtained from formal and informal testing instruments and procedures. Admission to the TEP required.
  
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    SPED 490 - Psychology and Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


    3 credit hours
    Psychological, social, and educational development of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing across the lifespan.

Theatre

  
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    THEA 101 - Freshman Applied Theatre I


    1 credit hour
    Introduction to practicum production opportunities designed for first-semester theatre majors. Students will be assigned to different production areas by faculty supervisors in support of the theatre season. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    THEA 102 - Voice Lessons


    1 credit hour
    Singing vocal instruction on an individual basis. Audition required.
  
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    THEA 120 - Introduction to Theatre


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Survey of drama and the art and craft of theatre practice.
  
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    THEA 121 - Acting for Non-Majors


    3 credit hours
    An introduction to the craft of the actor. Open to non-theatre majors only. Limited enrollment.
  
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    THEA 122 - Honors Introduction to Theatre


    3 credit hours
    General Education Course
    Students will explore and analyze the various components of the collaborative theatrical process. More specifically, they will develop skills in discussing and interpreting the “language of theatre,” which involves a variety of symbol systems including verbal text, visual imagery, color, line, lighting, etc. In addition, students will gain a deeper understanding of the human experience and human behavior by exploring how theatre is created within a larger cultural and social context. Students must be enrolled in the Honors Program to register for this course.
  
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    THEA 201 - Freshman Applied Theatre II


    1 credit hour
    Further exploration of practicum production opportunities designed for beginning theatre majors. Students will be assigned to one major production area by faculty supervisors in support of the theatre season. Prerequisite(s): THEA 101  and consent of instructor.
 

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