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  • CSC 595 - Master’s Thesis I


    Consent of instructor. (3)

    Advanced topics of particular interest to the student chosen in cooperation with the thesis advisor. Directed research under supervision of advisor, thesis document preparation, preparation for oral defense. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • CSC 596 - Master’s Thesis II


    Satisfactory completition of CSC 595 . (3)

    Continuation of thesis research. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • CYB 101 - Security Fundamentals I


    (3)

    Introduction to cybersecurity and the challenges of designing and implementing secured systems, including characterization of cyber roles for cohesive security systems and fundamentals of networking, protocols, servers, connectivity devices, and media transmission security. Focus on fundamental technical security skills for building secured networks, including open systems interconnection (OSI) model security, control strategies, and authentications options.  Students learn how to leverage automation to reduce strain on analysts and execute the Security Operation Center (SOC) mission to identify, investigate and mitigate threats. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CYB 202 - Security Fundamentals II


    CYB 101 . (3)

    Fundamentals of cloudware security including computing, characteristics, benefits, challenges, development models, and security techniques related to cloudware vendor solutions providers. Students learn to recognize and potentially mitigate attacks against traditional and hybrid data centers and mission-critical infrastructure, including how to set up, configure and test network containers. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CYB 301 - Enterprise Security


    CYB 202 . (3)

    Investigation of the installation, configuration and management of firewalls for the defense of enterprise network architecture.  Theory and steps for setting up the security, networking, threat prevention, logging, reporting and traffic handling features of Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFs). Graded ABCDE
  
  • CYB 302 - Cloud Security


    CYB 202 . (3)

    Topics in securing cloud computing technologies using an enterprise suite of services. Emphasis on cloud container configurations that provide visibility and control over the risks associated with cloud and data center deployment, management of the Cloud Secure Development Life Cycle (CSDLC) and other Cloud Security Operations (CloudSecOps). Graded ABCDE
  
  • CYB 303 - Security Operations


    CYB 202 . (3)

    Fundamentals of cybersecurity related to business operations and concepts required to recognize attacks against enterprise networks, including mission-critical business applications, Development Security Operations (DevSecOps), Security Orchestration and Response (SOAR), and Security Operation Center (SOC).  Includes discussions of security breach cost, asset identification risk management, and cyber law associated with managing enterprise networks. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CYB 326 - Principles of Secure Software Development


    CYB 202 ; CSC 275  or CSC 276 . (3)

    Study of secure software development fundamentals and best practices. Focus on the cybersecurity of software by design from earliest stages. Discussions include software security risks, open source versus closed source, guiding principles, auditing software, buffer overflows, access control, trust management, input validation, password authentication, and client-side security. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CYB 330 - Wireless and Mobile Systems Security


    CSC 335 , CYB 202 . (3)

    Exploration of threats to mobile devices, wireless networks, and services delivered over a mobile infrastructure.  Topics include but are not limited to:  telecom vulnerabilities, WiFi and Bluetooth security, mobile malware and app security, and mobile geolocation and Internet privacy. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CYB 336 - Ethical Hacking


    CSC 335 (3)

    Exploration of the ethical application of tools and techniques used for cybercrime penetration testing.  Topics include exploits, countermeasures, the code of conduct and ethics of attacking systems, and analysis of the effectiveness of protective measures. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CYB 400 - Machine Learning for Cybersecurity


    CSC 487 , CSC 335 ,  CYB 202  or CSC 370 . (3)

    Study of select machine learning algorithms customized for cyber security problems such as intrusion detection, malware classification, or network analysis. Exploration of supervised and unsupervised techniques to focus on appropriate measures aiming maintainable, reliable, and scalable data mining systems in the security space. Introduction to and discussion of adversarial machine learning through real world problems and datasets. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 100 - Introduction to Dance


    (3) F

    Overview of the art form of dance. Exposure to fundamentals in four disciplines: ballet, modern, jazz and tap. Exploration of works by classical, contemporary, post-modern and jazz choreographers past and present, through video and lecture presentations. Students analyze, discuss and critique videos; reaction papers on two professional concert dance presentations in the surrounding Flint area required. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 101 - Dance Topics


    (1-3) HW

    Exploration of various dance techniques not offered in our other courses, such as modern urban dance, hip-hop, pilates, and other forms of stage movement. Students increase their knowledge of contemporary forms of conditioning and technique. Each semester focuses on a specific style. May be reelected to a total of 9 credits, with a maximum of 3 credits per style. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 102 - Yoga: History, Tradition and Movement


    (3) HW

    Exploration of the foundations of yoga and its benefits toward developing a sound, healthy body and clear, peaceful mind.  Yoga tradition and history; yoga anatomy, body postures, breathing techniques, and meditation techniques for physical health and mental well-being; contemporary yoga styles.  Emphasis on awareness of health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 103 - Core Training


    (1)

    Learn the foundations of a healthy core and spine through the study of the human body. Students can expect to improve core functional strength, flexibility, posture, and release tension throughout the body. The class also looks at the philosophy behind a range of movement practices. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 116 - Modern Dance I


    (1) F

    Introduction to the free and relaxed movements of modern dance. Includes stretching and strengthening exercises, as well as full, moving combinations. May be reelected to a total of three credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 119 - Ballet I


    (Formerly DAN 120). (1) F

    For students who wish to pursue classical dance. Rudiments of classical ballet, including terminology, body positions, and beginning enchainments. May be reelected to a total of two credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 130 - Jazz Dance I


    (1) F

    High energy, stylized creative movement techniques to develop strength and flexibility, through the exploration of modern, popular, and theatrical jazz styles. May be reelected to a total of three credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 140 - Tap Dance I


    (1) F

    Introduction to tap dancing. High energy, stylized and rhythm-oriented movement techniques to develop strength and flexibility. Intensive study of basic steps, terminology, and sequential riffs, as well as full moving combinations. May be reelected to a total of three credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 150 - Hip Hop


    (1)

    Foundations of hip hop dance explored through study of techniques of break dance and other street styles. Students stay current with the latest trends in hip hop choreography while experimenting with personal style. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 151 - Culture of Hip Hop Dance


    (3) F

    Study of hip hop dance in America, from the Funk era to the present. Movement and lecture course examining foundational forms of hip hop dance as social phenomena, cultural expression, and ways of communicating that erupted from African American and Latino youth. Particular attention paid to origins, appropriation and commercialization. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 200 - Dance Ensemble


    Consent after audition. (3)

    Designed for students of dance and movement who want to develop their technical and performance skills. Culminates in a performance at semester’s end. May be reelected to a total of nine credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 201 - Conditioning: Body Therapies


    (3) HW

    Conditioning program for dancers, athletes and students campus-wide. Emphasis on increasing strength, flexibility, toning, coordination, alignment and firming, in addition to injury prevention, nutrition, relaxation techniques, and healthy lifestyle habits. Body therapies explored: Yoga, Pilates (core strength) and Thera-Band work. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 204 - Dance in World Cultures


    (3) GS

    Study of global cultures and their folk traditions through dance.   Lecture. Also listed as AFA 204  and INT 204 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 216 - Modern Dance II


    (Formerly DAN 117). DAN 116 . (1) F

    Continuation of DAN 116. May be reelected to a total of two credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 219 - Ballet II


    (Formerly DAN 121). DAN 119 . (1) F

    Continuation of DAN 119. May be reelected to a total of two credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 230 - Jazz Dance II


    (Formerly DAN 131). DAN 130 . (1) F

    Continuation of DAN 130. May be reelected to a total of two credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 240 - Tap Dance II


    (Formerly DAN 141). DAN 140 . (1) F

    Continuation of DAN 140. May be reelected to a total of two credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 300 - American Dance History


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3) H

    American dance history, including major periods of development, choreographic masterworks, and artists in choreography and performance, explored through lecture, demonstration, discussion and media presentation. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 301 - Teaching Children Dance


    (3)

    Designed for individuals interested in teaching dance to children. Theory and practice with an emphasis on practice. Students learn to create their own curriculum, deal with classroom dynamics, and develop abilities to plan and teach dance to children and incorporate different forms of dance into their instruction. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 305 - Dance with the Community


    ENG 111 . (3)

    Dance fieldwork with a community partner, providing context for understanding social and cultural perspectives embodied by community-based dance and performing arts and the value of these arts to their communities.  Students consider social and cultural perspectives while examining the theory and practice of dance within communities, identify assumptions about themselves through critical reflection, and gain skills in civic engagement. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 316 - Modern Dance III


    (Formerly DAN 118). DAN 116 , DAN 216 ; or consent of instructor. (1)

    Continuation of DAN 216. May be reelected to a total of two credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 319 - Ballet III


    (Formerly DAN 122). DAN 119 , DAN 219 . (1) F

    Continued exploration of the art of ballet. Emphasis on pointe techniques as well as further development of vocabulary, control, balance, musicality, and strength of movement. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 325 - Dance Repertory


    (Formerly DAN 225). Consent of instructor after audition. (3) F

    Designed for students of dance and movement who want to develop their technical and performance skills. Focus on recreating classical modern and ballet works. Culminates in a performance at semester’s end. May be reelected to a total of six credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 326 - Dance Performance Team


    (Formerly DAN 226). Consent of instructor after audition.  (1-3)

    Discovery of aspects of performing on and off stage and in the community. Performance outside of the semester may be required.  May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 333 - Stage Combat


    THE 221 . (3)

    Concepts and principles for the performance of several forms of stage combat, including hand-to-hand, medieval broadsword, Italian Renaissance rapier and quarter staff; period weapon history and anatomy; common practices and procedures for safe actor combat.  Intense physical movement, partnered movement, physical awareness training, performance of choreography, acting. Lecture and laboratory. May be reelected once for credit. Each election must emphasize a different topic. Also listed as THE 333 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 336 - Creative Learning Experiences


    (3)

    Creative activities for early childhood, elementary, and middle school children through the integration of art, music, play and drama. Techniques of planning, presenting, and evaluating creative learning experiences for the classroom. Also listed as ART 336 , EDE 340 , MUS 336  and THE 336 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 351 - Choreography I: Composition


    DAN 116 , DAN 119 . (3)

    Exploration of choreographic structure, dramatic and stylistic components involved in the study and creation of movement in the studio and on computer. Also listed as ART 351 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 352 - Choreography II: Form and Motion


    DAN 351 . (3) CAP

    Continuation of ART 351/DAN 351. DAN 352 is the capstone requirement for Dance majors. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 399 - Special Project/Internship


    Completed UM-Flint Dance curriculum or high proficiency in dance training and/or consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Supervised advanced study in dance. May be reelected to a total of four credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 400 - Advanced Dance Ensemble


    Consent of instructor after auditions. (3)

    Performance experience for advanced dancers who want to further develop their technical and performance skills. Culminates in a performance at semester’s end in the Spring Dance Concert. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DAN 401 - Seminar in Dance


    Consent of instructor and a lower-level course in dance. (2) CAP

    Capstone course for dance majors. Includes performance, research and reflection. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DMT 125 - Materials and Processing Applications


    Prior or concurrent election of PHY 143  or PHY 153 . (3)

    Overview of structures, properties, processing and applications of materials commonly used in industry. Development of problem-solving skills in areas of materials selection, evaluation, measurement and testing. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DMT 230 - Manufacturing Project Management


    (3)

    Introduction to project management, an ad hoc technique for accomplishing specialized missions or work, such as research and development studies, consulting projects, reorganizations efforts, implementation of total quality management, installation of new equipment, advertising campaigns, construction or other one-time efforts.  A leadership approach to project management, includes team development and team selection. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DMT 250 - Digital Manufacturing I: Manufacturing Systems


    DMT 125 . (3)

    Survey of manufacturing processes and tools commonly used to convert cast and molded, formed and joined materials into finished products, including fundamentals of material removal, measurement, statistical quality control, assembly processes, process planning and optimization, CNC programming and automated manufacturing. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DMT 260 - Electronic Systems


    (3)

    Survey of key electrical and electronics systems, their basic performance and applications. DC fundamentals including sources, resistance, Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s Laws with simple circuits; AC systems including transformers and reactive elements, power production and distribution, filtering, motors and relays.  Computer systems including microprocessors and ability to write and read digital and analog data; analog systems including diodes, transistors, IC amplifiers, and analog-digital and digital- analog conversions.  All topics combine in the control of motor speed. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DMT 280 - Introduction to Robotics


    CSC 122 . (3)

    Hands-on introduction to fundamental concepts of robotics; comparison and contrasts of robot applications.  Students gain experience in programming articulated robots for industrial applications, demonstrating knowledge and skills in robotics, robot classifications, robot programming, end-of-arm tooling, safety considerations, automation sensors, robot and system integration, and fundamentals of kinematics. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DMT 300 - Quality Management for Next Generation Industries


    IOE 200 . (3)

    Introduction to the application of statistical and probability tools to develop, implement and maintain effective quality assurance in technology and service systems. Systems approach to product or service quality from inception to disposal; factors affecting variation in quality; concepts and implications of quality from a global business environment. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DMT 310 - Technology Integration I: Bar Codes to Biometrics


    CSC 122 . (3)

    Foundations for automatically capturing data in a system.  Introduction to technology used in automatic identification and data capture systems, including bar codes, radio frequency identification, smart cards and biometrics.  An immersive semester project examines integration of these technologies using advanced problem solving. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DMT 330 - Human Factors for Technology Systems


    DMT 230 . (3)

    Foundations for examining the intersection of people, technology, policy and work across technology systems.  Topics include the evaluation, analysis and design recommendations for improving the safety and efficiency of human-technology interactions. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DMT 340 - Economics of Digital Manufacturing Systems


    MTH 118. (3)

    Examination of techniques of economic analysis for systems technologists, engineers and leaders who evaluate and determine the financial attractiveness of multiple alternatives.  Emphasis on economic feasibility and applying time value of money concepts to cost-volume-profit decisions.  Topics include present worth, rate of return, benefit-cost, payback, break-even analysis, depreciation, economic optimization, and decision-making under uncertainty. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DMT 360 - Predictive Maintenance


    DMT 250 . (3)

    Investigation of the importance of effective maintenance planning and execution for efficient and economical operation of service or technology systems.  A systems approach to maintenance planning, maintenance in technology systems viewed from reliability and productivity perspectives. Semester-long team-based research project typically required. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DMT 370 - Digital Manufacturing II: Manufacturing Automation and A/I


    DMT 250 . (3)

    Automation applications in manufacturing and the impact of computer-based systems on a manufacturing company, including practices and issues related to the application of computer-integrated manufacturing.  Emphasis on CAD, CAM, CNC, robotics, industrial control elements, PLCs, and computer-based process controls. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DMT 400 - Design of Experiments


    IOE 200 (3)

    Introduction to statistical design of experiments, examining differences between single, multivariate and factorial experimental designs.  Introduction to concepts of optimization and response surface methodologies; focus on interpreting and communicating experimental results. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DMT 410 - Technology Integration II: Machine-to-Machine Communication


    DMT 310 . (3)

    Hands-on lab use of automatic data capturing for direct communication between and control of sensors and machines.  Introduction to technologies used in automatic machine to machine (M2M) communication systems with emphasis on various levels of communications between shop floor computers, PLCs, robots, and automatic identification equipment; database technology used as an integration tool.  Students demonstrate knowledge, skills and advanced problem solving in an immersive semester project examining integration of these technologies. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DMT 440 - Facilities Planning and Material Handling


    At least junior standing. (3)

    Introduction to integrated materials-handling systems and facilities planning with a systematic approach. Students demonstrate acquired knowledge and skills of automatic identification, common material handling equipment used in manufacturing, and simulation of material flows. Graded ABCDE
  
  • DMT 445 - Product Design and Development


    EGR 165  , DMT 250   (3)

    Treatment of design and development issues such as customer needs, planning for design, concept generation, evaluation, selection, design for manufacturing, prototyping, and industrial design.  Integrated methodologies examine marketing, manufacturing and cross-functional teams.  Includes concurrent engineering projects utilizing CAD systems. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 100 - Foundations of Early Childhood Education


    (3)

    Focus on underlying principles and philosophies of early childhood education and how children learn. Programs, curriculum, and child development in social, cultural and historical contexts. The teacher as facilitator of learning examined through study of professionalism and reflective teaching, equity in education, and parental involvement. Multicultural education, educational technology, and inclusion of special needs children into the classroom presented in depth. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 120 - Music in Early Childhood


    (3) F

    Study of musical growth and development in children from birth through kindergarten. Techniques, materials, and methods for introducing music to children. Highly recommended for early childhood education concentrations. No prior musical experience necessary. Also listed as MUS 185 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 200 - Child Development and Learning


    (3) S

    Overview of development from pre-natal to age eight, covering a wide range of topics including physical growth patterns, theories of social, emotional, cognitive and language development. Particular attention focused on implications of developmental theories and developmentally appropriate practices for human service professionals and educators working with children birth through 8 years. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 225 - Play and Learning in Early Childhood Education


    (3)

    Exploration of the relationship between play, learning, and development in the lives of young children. Connections between play and developmental theory, integration of play into curricular experiences are studied. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 233 - Infant/Toddler Learning Environments


    (3)

    Discussion and analysis of infant and toddler developmental milestones (birth - three years) and educational theory, including recent brain research, concerning the first three years of life. An understanding of development and theory frames discussion of appropriate environments and practices for stimulation and learning. Students spend time in an infant/toddler classroom to complete certain assignments. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 235 - Working with Families, Children and Community


    IES 201 . (3)

    Exploration of the child in family and community through an ecological perspective toward understanding structural and cultural diversity within families. Strategies to effectively communicate and collaborate with families in their children’s education; current legislation and issues affecting families and children; overview of resources available in the community. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 240 - Child Guidance and Classroom Management


    (3)

    Emphasis on skills and knowledge needed to create safe, supportive learning communities using principles of developmentally appropriate child guidance and classroom management. Students will learn methods and strategies to set limits, establish classroom routines, guide classroom behaviors, and facilitate young children’s pro-social development. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 268 - Initial Fieldwork in Early Childhood Education


    Prior or concurrent election of ECE 100  and ECE 200 ; consent of instructor. (3)

    Designed to introduce understandings and skills important to working with young children and teaching in early childhood settings. Students work directly with young children in local preschool settings for 60 hours throughout the semester and participate in a weekly seminar. Graded Pass/Fail
  
  • ECE 340 - Constructivist Teaching with Young Children


    ECE 100  and ECE 200 . (3)

    Introduction to constructivism and constructivist teaching in early childhood. Exploration of techniques of selecting, planning, organizing, providing and evaluating educational experiences appropriate to the developmental level, cultural background, and learning styles of young children. Emphasis on the role of the teacher in providing opportunity and guidance for young children’s growth and development. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 341 - Materials for Young Children: Open Studio


    Prior or concurrent election of ECE 100  and ECE 200 . (3)

    Support for development of familiarity, understanding and facility with materials to young children. Focus on direct experiences with clay, paint, drawing, collage, loose parts, construction, manipulatives, etc., developmental progression in children’s use of materials, and methods for their provision to young children. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 342 - Integrated Curriculum for Young Children


    Prior or concurrent election of ECE 100  and ECE 200 . (3)

    Focus on integration of curriculum for young children, especially in, but not limited to, social studies, science and the arts, with deliberate attention to domains of development not typically emphasized. Students learn to teach in ways children learn and to provide learning experiences integrated across all domains of development rather than within discrete disciplines. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 343 - Emergent Literacy


    ECE 200 (3)

    In-depth exploration of young children’s literacy development. Oral and written language development, functions of oral and written language, and the connection between oral language and the development of literacy. Focus on methods that support young children’s emergent literacy and create language and literacy-rich environments in early childhood programs. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 344 - Emergent Mathematical Thinking


    Prior or concurrent election of ECE 200 . (3)

    In-depth exploration of the development of young children’s mathematical thinking processes, including numeracy, spatial awareness, patterns and operations, problem-solving, and inquiry skills. Focus on methods that support young children’s emergent mathematical thinking and create mathematically rich environments in early childhood programs. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 420 - Young Children with Special Needs


    ECE 100 ECE 200 , ECE 225 , ECE 235 ; prior or concurrent election of ECE 240 . (4)

    Introduction to working with young children (birth-8 years old) with special needs. Topics include: Developmental and ecological perspectives on young children with special needs, assessment, identification, IFSPs, IEPs, least restrictive environments, early childhood special education and intervention programs, strategies and techniques, ancillary supports, family supports, transition to primary grades, and ongoing support in the primary grades. 12 hours of fieldwork in inclusion and self-contained special education classrooms in addition to course meetings. Also listed as EDN 420 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 440 - Assessment in Early Childhood and Elementary Education


    ECE 200 . (3)

    Exploration of principles and purposes of assessment in educational setting. Techniques and strategies of ongoing instructional assessment; how to use the information gained to deepen knowledge of children and guide instructional planning. Particular focus is placed upon assessment issues specific to early childhood and elementary grades; the use of assessment to support curriculum standards with children from birth to grade 8. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 449 - Administration, Organization and Operation of Early Childhood Programs


    ECE 100 , ECE 200 . (3)

    Introduction to concepts of administration, leadership and staff development in early childhood programs. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 467 - Supervised Fieldwork in Early Childhood for Early Childhood Studies Minors


    Consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Focus on understanding and skills important to working with young children and teaching in early childhood settings. Students participate in a weekly seminar and work directly with young children in local preschool settings for 120 hours throughout the semester. May be reelected for credit. Graded Pass/Fail
  
  • ECE 468 - Supervised Fieldwork in Early Childhood for Early Childhood Studies Majors


    Consent of instructor. (1-3) CAP

    Focus on understanding and skills important to working with young children and teaching in early childhood settings.  Students participate in a weekly seminar and work directly with young children in local preschool settings for 40-120 hours throughout the semester. May be repeated for credit. Graded Pass/Fail
  
  • ECE 469 - Fieldwork in Early Childhood Education


    ECE 100 , ECE 200 , ECE 225 , ECE 235 , ECE 240 ; prior or concurrent election of ECE 340 , ECE 343 , ECE 420 , ECE 440 ; consent of instructor. (3)

    Important understanding and skills for working with young children and teaching in early childhood settings. Students participate in a weekly seminar and work directly with young children in local preschool settings for 120 hours during the semester. Graded Pass/Fail
  
  • ECE 480 - Independent Study in Early Childhood Education


    Consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Research, readings, or special projects tailored to academic needs and interests of the student in a topic related to early childhood education. May be reelected to a total of four credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 485 - Special Topics in Early Childhood Education


    (1-6)

    Focus on various topics, including intensive study of specific areas related to early childhood education. May follow a non-traditional university calendar schedule and may be delivered in non-traditional formats. The title for each section varies, based on the topic of study. May be reelected to a total of six credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 500 - Current Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Group study of a variety of topics and questions of fundamental importance and interest to the field of early childhood education; topics may change. Consideration of historical context of issues; examination of educational and professional implications. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 520 - Early Childhood Special Education


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Introduction to working with young children (birth-8) with special needs. Developmental and ecological perspectives on young children with special needs, assessment, identification, IFSPs, IEPs, least restrictive environments, early childhood special education and intervention programs, strategies and techniques, ancillary supports, family supports, transition to primary grades and ongoing supports in the primary grades. Also listed as EDN 520 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 522 - Understanding and Working with Parents of Young Children


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Systematic study of effective communication techniques, strategies for establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with families, and positive involvement techniques to be used with parents and parent figures of normal and exceptional children. Examination of factors such as socioeconomic conditions, ethnicity, culture, and language as they influence the self-definition of parents and their goals for children. Specific sessions devoted to working with parents of exceptional children. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 533 - Working with Infants and Toddlers


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Discussion and analysis of infant and toddler developmental milestones (birth - three years) and educational theory, including recent brain research, concerning the first three years of life.  An understanding of development and theory frames discussion of appropriate environments and practices for stimulation and learning.  Students spend time in an infant/toddler classroom to complete certain assignments. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 541 - Developmental Assessment of Young Children’s Learning


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Focus on analyzing and evaluating assessment and testing practices in the early childhood classroom, documenting student skills and knowledge, and interpreting program outcomes. Emphasis on communicating assessment results, integrating assessment results from others, and becoming an active participant in development and implementation of Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) goals for children with special developmental and learning needs. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 543 - Emergent Literacy


    Graduate standing. (3)

    In-depth exploration of young children’s literacy development.  Oral and written language development, functions of oral and written language, and the connection between oral language and the development of literacy.  Focus on methods that support young children’s emergent literacy and create language and literacy-rich environments in early childhood programs. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 580 - Independent Study in Early Childhood Education


    Graduate standing, consent of instructor and advisor. (1-3)

    Research, readings, or special projects tailored to academic needs and interests of the student, on a topic related to early childhood education. May be reelected to a total of nine credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 585 - Special Topics in Early Childhood Education


    Graduate standing. (1-6)

    Focus on various topics, including intensive study of specific areas related to early childhood education. May follow a nontraditional university calendar schedule and may be delivered in non-traditional formats. Section titles vary based on topic of study. Students should consult with advisor about applying credits to an MA in Education specialization. May be reelected to a total of six credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 600 - Child Development


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Examination of child development from the pre-natal period to middle childhood, covering a wide range of theories and research about social, emotional, cognitive, language, and physical development. Particular attention focused on the implications of developmental theories and developmentally and culturally appropriate practices for professionals and educators working with children from birth through 8 years old. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 645 - Advanced Study of Early Childhood Integrated Curriculum


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Comprehensive study of developmentally appropriate integrated curriculum for children pre-kindergarten through third grade. Special emphasis on the relationship between curricular content and current research and theory regarding children’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 649 - Administration, Organization and Operation of Early Childhood Programs


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Introduction to basic principles of administration, organization, and operation of various types of early childhood educational settings. Special emphasis on licensing requirements, selection of materials and equipment, identifying personnel, supervising staff and volunteers, program evaluation, program models, staff development, and community relationships. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECE 660 - Advanced Supervised Field Experience in Infant-Toddler Settings


    Graduate standing; consent of instructor. (3)

    Field experience in appropriate infant-toddler setting with joint supervision and advisement from the University and infant-toddler personnel. During weekly seminar sessions, students explore a variety of issues and theories that influence developmentally appropriate practices. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • ECE 661 - Advanced Supervised Field Experience in Pre-Primary Settings


    Graduate standing; consent of instructor. (3)

    Field experience in appropriate pre-primary setting with joint supervision and advisement from the University and preschool personnel, 150 hours required. During weekly seminar sessions, students explore a variety of issues and theories that influence developmentally appropriate practices. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory/Y
  
  • ECE 662 - Advanced Supervised Field Experience in Primary Settings


    Graduate standing; consent of instructor. (3)

    Field experience in appropriate primary setting with joint supervision and advisement from the University and preschool personnel, 150 hours required. During weekly seminar sessions, students explore a variety of issues and theories that influence developmentally appropriate practices. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory/Y
  
  • ECN 201 - Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)


    (3) S

    Introduction to the principles of economic organization and national income determination and stabilization. Topics include inflation, unemployment, money and banking, and the economic role of government. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECN 202 - Principles of Economics (Microeconomics)


    (3) S

    Introduction to the economic theories of production, consumption and exchange. Topics include applications of supply and demand, production and cost analysis, market structure, market failure, resource markets, and regulation. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECN 314 - Money and Banking


    ECN 201 . (3)

    Nature and functions of money. Commercial banking system and its role in the creation of money. Federal Reserve System as an agency of government control over the economy. Introduction to monetary theory. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECN 315 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory


    ECN 201 , ECN 202 ; MTH 120  or MTH 118  or MTH 121 . (3)

    Analysis of the behavior of decision makers in households, firms, and governments and the role of prices in resource allocation; market structure, economic welfare, regulation, externalities, public goods, and general equilibrium. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECN 326 - Gender, Labor and Inequality


    ECN 202 . (3)

    Examination of interaction between gender and labor issues, with particular attention to mechanisms that generate inequality.  Comparison of different theories of how labor markets work and how the labor force is reproduced.  Topics include wage determination, occupational segregation, segmented labor markets, household decision making, gender roles in the economy, and social stratification. Also listed as WGS 326 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECN 327 - History of Economic Thought


    ECN 201 , ECN 202 . (3)

    Development of economic thought from early times to the present. Particular attention to the ideas of Adam Smith, David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Thorstein Veblen, and John Maynard Keynes. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECN 330 - Political Economy


    ECN 201 , ECN 202 ; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Comparison of competing schools of thought in political economy in historical perspective. Individual versus social explanations of inequality; alternative views of the market as a social phenomenon; the relationship between the political, social and economic systems; theories of long-term structural transformation of the economy. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ECN 335 - Sports Economics


    ECN 202 . (3)

    Application of economic theories to issues relevant in professional and amateur sports. Topics include public financing of sports arenas, cost-benefit analysis of a franchise to a city, compensation of athletes, optimal ticket pricing strategies, and the industrial organization of professional and amateur leagues, including the anti-trust issues. Graded ABCDE
 

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