Graduate Course Descriptions

GRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

The descriptions of the courses offered by each school and department follow the information section and listing of degree programs for each school and department. Numbers following the description of the course indicate the number of weekly class hours, the number of weekly laboratory or practicum hours, and the credit-hour value of the course expressed in semester hours. For example, (3-2-3) following the course description means three class hours, two laboratory or practicum hours, and three semester hours of credit.

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Accounting

ACCT 5230. Income Tax Accounting. A graduate-level study of federal income tax laws with emphasis on the taxation of individuals. This course may not be applied to master's degree requirements. A research project or projects will be required. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and ACCT 2102. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( ACCT 2102 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 327 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 206 Minimum Grade: C ) 

ACCT 6110. Adv Cost Accounting. A seminar on selected topics in developing areas related to the costing of products and services for a variety of entities. Pre-requisites: (ACCT 3280 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 315 Minimum Grade C) or (ACCT 5280 Minimum Grade: B or ACT 515 Minimum Grade: B) (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( ACCT 3280 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 315 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( ACCT 5280 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 515 Minimum Grade: C ) 

ACCT 6130. Income Tax Acct for Business. Interpretation and application of the federal income tax laws related to business organizations, especially corporations and partnersips. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( ACCT 4230 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 415 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( ACCT 6120 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 602 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( ACCT 5230 Minimum Grade: C ) 

ACCT 6140. Adv Financial Accounting. An in-dept study of selected problems in financial accounting. Topics may vary but will likely include the preparation of consolidated financial statements, accounting for international transactions, and partnership accounting. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( ACCT 3260 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 311 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( ACCT 3270 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 312 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( ACCT 5260 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 511 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( ACCT 5270 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 512 Minimum Grade: C ) 

ACCT 6150. Not-for-Profit Accounting. Accounting theory and practice related to non-business organizations, governments and other not-for-profit organizations. (3-0-3). Pre-requisites: ( ACCT 3260 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 311 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( ACCT 3270 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 312 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( ACCT 5260 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 511 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( ACCT 5270 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 512 Minimum Grade: C ) 

ACCT 6160. Adv Internal Controls and Aud. An in-depth study of selected problems related to independent financial audits and other attest services. Topics may vary but will likely include professional roles in public accounting, ethical standards, statistical samplin reporting requirements, and EDP auditing. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( ACCT 3260 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 311 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( ACCT 3270 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 312 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( ACCT 5260 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 511 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( ACCT 5270 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 512 Minimum Grade: C ) 

ACCT 6170. Accounting Information Systems. An advanced study of computerized information systems with special emphasis on the preparation and reporting of financial information and an analysis of the organization's internal controls. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( ACCT 2102 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 206 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 327 Minimum Grade: C ) 

ACCT 6180. Contemporary Issues In Acctg. A seminar on special problems and topics of current importance related to various specialties within the accounting profession. These specialties may include financial and/or managerial accounting, systems, tax, and/ or other areas and will draw upon students' knowledge of related fields, such as finance, economics, and law. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( ACCT 3260 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 311 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( ACCT 3270 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 312 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( ACCT 5260 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 511 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( ACCT 5270 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 512 Minimum Grade: C ) 

ACCT 6200. Managerial Control. A study of the concepts of analysis and interpretation of financial data as a basis for business decisions. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( ACCT 2102 Minimum Grade: C or ACT 327 Minimum Grade: C ) 

ACCT 6390. Accounting Internship. Professional accounting experience with public accounting firm business, or other organization while under the supervision of a partner, manager, or other officer of the sponsoring organization. (3-0-3)

Biology

BIOL 6750. Special Problems in Biology. Individual work providing the student an opportunity to follow a specific program of study under the direction of a qualified instructor of his choice. Must be prearranged with advisor, department chair and instructor. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: BIOL 2108 or BIOL 2108H or BIO 222 

Business Administration

BUSA 6025. Business Internship. Practical experience gained by "employment" in the workplace and in the accomplishment of one or more special projects pertinent to the activities of the sponsoring agency or organization. Graduate students will assume leadership roles in this course, and will receive assignments based on their areas of expertise. (3-0-3)

BUSA 6045. Graduate Course in Free Enterp. This course is designed to inform, instruct, and enlighten students about the free enterprise system. Students should gain, through an APPLIED approach, an appreication of a myriad of business concepts vital in today's business environment including, but not limited to: market research, new product development, advertising and sales promotion, salesmanship, management, and accounting/financial principles. (3-0-3)

BUSA 6046. Graduate Course in Free Enter. A conatinuation of BUSA 6045, the course is designed to advance students' leadership and managerial skills through analysis and completion of projects, preparation of annual areport, and successful completion of Regional and national competition. Graduate Students will assume leadership roles in this course, and will receive assignment based on their areas of experience. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( BUSA 6045 Minimum Grade: B ) 

BUSA 6100. History and Philosophy of Mgmt. A review of the history of the development of the philosophy and practice of managing people in organizations and organized activity. Emphasis is upon independent research and in-depth discussions of results of case studies and projects. (3-0-3)

BUSA 6110. Business Ethics. This course is designed to examine the relationship between ethical theory and business decision making. The goal is an integration of ethics and social responsibility into real-world business situations. (3-0-3)

BUSA 6120. Marketing Management. This is an integrative course designed to demonstrate the complexity and multidimensional nature of marketing decisions. The course will focus on marketing policy nd strategy from a manager's perspective. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( MKTG 3800 Minimum Grade: C or MKT 320 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( BUSA 5800 Minimum Grade: C or MKT 520 Minimum Grade: C ) and ( MGNT 3600 Minimum Grade: C or MGT 312 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( BUSA 5600 Minimum Grade: C or BUS 512 Minimum Grade: C ) 

BUSA 6130. Production and Operation Mgt. This course focuses on methods for designing and improving productive systems. Focus will be placed on the value added transformation of input to out put and the creation of products and services. Students utilize and develop critical and stragetic thinking skills in order to analyze current concepts and developments in the field of operations management. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( BUSA 3050 Minimum Grade: C or MTH 204 Minimum Grade: C ) and ( MGNT 3600 Minimum Grade: C or MGT 312 Minimum Grade: C ) 

BUSA 6140. Adv Business Finance. A seminar focusing on selected issues in contemporary corporate finance and the current business environment. Topics will vary but will likely include issues related to international finance, management of working capital, financial distress, and mergers and acquisitions. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( BUSA 3150 Minimum Grade: C or BUS 330 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( BUSA 5150 Minimum Grade: C or BUS 530 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( FIN 330 Minimum Grade: C ) 

BUSA 6150. Human Resource Management. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the field of human resource management with emphasis on management responsibilities regarding the organization's human resources. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( MGNT 3600 Minimum Grade: C or MGT 312 Minimum Grade: C or MGNT 3600H Minimum Grade: C ) 

BUSA 6150S. Hum Res Mgmt - Study Abroad. Study-Abroad - This course provides a comprehensive overview of the field of human resource management with emphasis on management responsibilities regarding the organization's human resouces. (3-0-3)

BUSA 6170. Quantitative Management. An introduction to quantitative decision making techniques to problems of business. It includes material on Decision Analysis, Linear Programming, Inventory Management and Project Scheduling, Stochastic Models as well as some advanced statistical topics like Regression, ANOVA, Quality Analysis, and Non Parametric Tests. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( BUSA 3050 Minimum Grade: C or MATH 2204 Minimum Grade: C or MATH 204 Minimum Grade: C ) 

BUSA 6180. Internat'l Business Practices. A course designed to focus on five aspects of the cross-border environment: exchange rates and international capital markets, trading patterns and regimes, regulatory content, and political content. (3-0-3)

BUSA 6180S. Int'l Bus Pract - Study Abroad. Study-Abroad - A course designed to focus on five aspects o the cross-border environment: exchange rates and international capital markets, trading patterns and regimes, regulatory content, and political content. (3-0-3)

BUSA 6300. Not-For-Profit Fund Raising. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a variety of fundraising mehtods, prodive the context in which these methods might be used, and provide an understanding of how fundraising operations within non-for-profit organizations. (3-0-3).

BUSA 6400. Not-For-Profit Marketing. The intent of this course is to discuss the utilization of marketing principles by nonprofit organizations - the problems, benefits, obstacles, and opportunities - involved with a marketing orientation. A variety of marketing concepts, techniques, and strategies will be discussed and their relevance to nonprofit organizations examined. (3-0-3).

BUSA 6530. Seminar in Internat'l Issues. Current topics of international concern are covered from a business and societal perspective. Analysis of stakeholder reactions in international issues will be a focus of this course. (3-0-3)

BUSA 6540. Organizational Leadership. Leadership theory is explored as it relates to management in organizations. Students analyze specific aspects of leader ship and organizational behavior as they view current films and use this analysis to connect theory to applicaton. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( MGNT 3600 Minimum Grade: C or MGT 312 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( BUSA 5600 Minimum Grade: C or BUS 512 Minimum Grade: C ) 

BUSA 6550. Small Business Management. Students are provided an opportunity to learn how to manage a newly-organized or acquired small business. Major emphasis is placed on design, integration and operation of all aspects of a small business. Extensive use is made of experiential exercise. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( MGNT 3600 Minimum Grade: C or MGT 312 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( BUSA 5600 Minimum Grade: C or BUS 512 Minimum Grade: C ) 

BUSA 6570. Labor Management Relations. Focuses on understanding the process through which employers and unions egotiate, constraints on both groups, and the shared responsibility for administering negotiated contracts. Analysis of problems in the process, and procedures for minimizing these problems will be explored. (3-0-3)

BUSA 6600. Strategic Management. A study of business strategy and strategic planning in relation to company resources, the environment, and changes which may bring opportunities or threats. An opportunity to apply one's skills through strategic cases analysis and through the management of a manufacturing firm in a computer-simulated business situation. Intended to culminate the entering graduate student's background for entry into graduate business study. This course is offered on the graduate level but may not be applied to graduate business degree requirements. Pre-requisites: ( MKTG 3800 Minimum Grade: C or MKT 320 Minimum Grade: C ) or ( BUSA 5800 Minimum Grade: C or BUS 520 Minimum Grade: C ) 

BUSA 6615. International Business Exper. A study of how business is conducted in foreign countries and how culture impacts business decisions. Emphasis will be placed on relations between the U.S. and a selected country, with an end-of-semester trip to visit businesses in the country studied. Minimum GPA of 3.5 required. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( MGNT 3600 Minimum Grade: C or MGT 312 Minimum Grade: C ) 

Information Technology

CIS 5310. Decision Support Systems. This course concentrates in the use of computer systems to help and assist in the decision making process. The first part of the course has been designed to cover the fundamental conceptual aspects of human decision making. The second part of the course will focus in the design and construction of the desicion support systems (DSSs).(3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( CSCI 3500 Minimum Grade: C ) 

CIS 5320. Obj-Oriented Design-Analysis. This course introduces students to the formal process of system development using the Unified Modeling Language (UML). The course emphasizes object-oriented systems analysis and design with primary focus on the analysis phase through logical modeling techniques (use case diagrams, class diagrams, sequence diagrams, etc.). Students are required to submit a project using UML diagrams and available software.(3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( CSCI 1302 Minimum Grade: C ) 

CIS 6410. Client-Server Systems. This course will discuss all major issues of client/server architecture, including applications, communications, distributed database systems and specialization of client servers. Students will design, develop, and implement a client/server application in current client/server database management system such as MS SQL Server or Oracle. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: CSCI 4400 

CIS 6420. Data Mining. This course is aimed at preparing students with a comprehensive look at the concepts and techniques needed to discover new knowedge from business data. It includes several methods of data mining, provides in-depth coverage of essential data mining topics including OLAP and data warehousing, data processing, concept description, association rules, classification and prediction, and analysis.(3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( CSCI 4400 Minimum Grade: C ) 

CIS 6720. Distributed Web Applications. This course will survey the tools, techniques, and design principles behind distributed web applications, and will cover many of the design, deployment, and maintenance issues. You'll learn the concepts of the web services architecture, SOAP (Simple Open Access Protocol) and other leading web services standards-WSDL (Web Service Description Language), and UDDI (Universal Discription Discovery and Integration protocol).(3-0-3) . Pre-requisites: ( CSCI 1302 ) or ( CSC 220 ) or ( CSCI 4310 ) 

CIS 6800. Human-Comp Interact-Intf Des. This course will discuss interface design between user and computer, user capabilities and limitations, designing systems for people, evaluation and testing of systems, usability engineering, and ergonomics. Software and GUI development tools/packages will be used.(3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( CSCI 4300 ) or ( CSC 430 ) 

CIS 6900. Special Problems in CIS. This course provides students with an opportunity to study and explore current computer information systems topics not covered in any other course. Students will also have the opportunity to design and implement software systems for business environments and to expand on projects from previous classes.

Computer Science

CSCI 5120. Topics in Information Security. Complete examination of the issues and problems in providing security for information processing systems, security goals and vulnerabilities, encryption and decryption, secure general purpose operating systems and applications, network security, Digital Signatures and Public Key Cryptosystems, security protocols, etc.(3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( CSCI 4210 Minimum Grade: C ) 

CSCI 6120. Adv Computer Architecture. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of parallel computer architectures including pipelining, interconnection networks, multiprocessors, and multi- computers. It covers MISD, SIMD, and MIMD parallel processings. Parallel algorithm structures will also be discussed.(3-0-3) Pre-requisites: CSCI 4100 

CSCI 6220. Distributed Operating Systems. This course will cover taxonomy of distributed systems and distributed operating systems. Topics will include mutual exclusion, atomic transaction, deadlock handling, threads, processor allocation, scheduling, distributed file systems, distributed shared memory, and system programming issues in distributed systems.(3-0-3) Pre-requisites: CSCI 4200 

CSCI 6230. Internet Architect-Protocols. This course deals with the principles and issues underlying the provision of wide area connectivity through the interconnection of autonomous networks. Detailed discussion of the problems and solution techniques that arise in internetworking. Emphasis will be placed on Internet architecture and protocols. Topics include routing, quality of service and security.(3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( CSCI 4210 ) 

CSCI 6320. Adv Software Engineering. This course is a follow-up to the software engineering course. Students are introduced to topics such as formal specification techniques and software verification and validation. Model-based and algebraic formal specification methods will be introduced in detail and applied to software development. Students will also be introduced to software quality metrics, software testing strategies, software configuration management and software reliability.(3-0-3) Pre-requisites: CSCI 4300 

CSCI 6410. Adv Database Design. This course will discuss emerging advanced database technology to prepare the students with currently practiced database tools in the industry. Students will do comparative study of different database systems. The course will also discuss design, development, and implementation strategies involving databases, database security, and database administration.(3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( CSCI 4400 ) 

CSCI 6821. Adv Computer Graphics. This course is an exposition of the techniques needed to generate and render three-dimensional computer images. It will provide a theoretical understanding of these techniques together with the programming expertise required to implement them.(3-0-3) Pre-requisites: CSCI 4820 

CSCI 6831. Topics in Advanced AI. This course provides an in-depth study of one of the major subdisciplines of Artificial Intelligence. Possible topics include Natural Language Processing, Expert Systems, Machine Learning, Nueral Networks, Vision, Robotics, Speech Recognition and Synthesis, and Knowledge Representation. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: CSCI 4830 

CSCI 6900. Special Problems in CS. This course provides students with an opportunity to study and explore current computer science and computer information systems topics not covered by any other course. Students will also have an opportunity to design and implement software systems for business environments and to expand on projects from previous classes.(3-0-3)

CSCI 6930. Internship. The Internship gives students an opportunity to apply and extend the theoretical knowledge acquired in the classroom to a practical experience. Students have to submit a formal paper describing and evaluating the internship experience and examining it's implications for future work.(3-0-3)

CSCI 7900. Thesis. With the approval of his/her major professor, a candidate for the M.S. degree may take 6 credit hours of thesis. (6-0-6)

Teacher Certification

EDCF 5700. Internship in P-12. An internship with emphasis on planning, selecting, prepar- ing and evaluating instructional materials in P-12 teaching fields and developing needs assessment for the classroom teacher to prepare for Georgia Teacher Observation Assess- ment (GTOI) or system assessment. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements. Prerequisites: Application filed with Director of Clinical Experiences one full semester in ad- vance; permission of instructor; at least 15 semester hours of credit at Georgia Southwestern State University. (0-15-6)

EDCF 5800. Internship in P-12. An internship with emphasis placed on curriculum planning, methodology, and evaluating instructional materials in P-12 teaching fields. Cannot be used to satisfy degree require- ments. (0-15-6) Pre-requisites: EDCF 5700 

Early Childhood Education

EDEC 6100. Adv Study of EC Lang Arts. An intensive study of methods, materials and experiences in the language arts as the basis for emotional, social and mental growth by young children, evaluation of materials and procedures for teaching the language skills necessary for success in school. (3-0-3)

EDEC 6120. Children's Literature for EC. An advanced study of various genre of books for children. Emphasis is placed on identifying the various roles quality literature plays in the educational programs for children. Pedagogical implications are incorporated. (3-0-3)

EDEC 6400. Adv Study of EC Science. A course which focuses on teaching strategies that prmote equity in Science and Technology. It incorporates innovative instructional strategies, science content, educational technology and classroom management. The participants apply their understandings by adapting, implementing and evalua- ting equitable teaching strategies in their classrooms. (3-0-3)

EDEC 6500. Adv Study EC Social Studies. A study of recent developments in Early Childhood Social Studies with emphasis on curent theory and experimentation in curriculum and teaching practices. (3-0-3)

EDEC 6600. Teaching of EC Mathematics I. Activity oriented course that models student centered, dis- covery approaches to teaching the basic mathematics skills that are based on the NCTM Standards. Major focus will be placed on creating and maintaining a classroom management style that promotes a "safe" classroom environment and fosters the development of personal responsibility. Alter- natives will be offered for teaching, assessing and grading student growth in mathematical thinking and mathematical power. (3-0-3)

EDEC 6610. Teaching of EC Mathematics II. A continuation of EDEC 6600, with learning experiences fo- cused on topics in number patterns, geometry, and general problem solving. Emphasis will be placed on teaching practi- ces that promote development of life-long learning skills and on alternative assessment/grading practices. (3-0-3)

EDEC 6700. The Arts in Early Childhood. This course investigates elements of art and principles of design that support children's artistic development. Various two- and three- dimensional art processes are explored in relation to how they can be used to support children's affective and academic development across curricular areas. (3-0-3)

EDEC 7020. Special Problems in EC Edu. A study of problems related to specific curriculum and cer- tification areas in the Early Childhood program. Emphasis is placed upon special projects and independent study. May be repeated for credit in a different curriculum area. (3-0-3)

EDEC 7050. EC Theoret Frameworks-Appl. The course provides a comprehensive study of theories that provide a foundation for understanding young children and the impact of their growth and development for planning appropriate educational programs. Emphasis in the course is placed on children in grades P-5. The course also explores how various theories underlie teaching decisions in early childhood programs and practices. (3-0-3)

EDEC 7420. EC Directed Study-Field Projec. A research-oriented study or project selected according to interests or needs of students. (1-0-3)

EDEC 7550. Issues and Trends in EC. The course examines issues, trends, and problems in early childhood education. Information sources for research, including print and media resources, will be included. Content will include conceptualizing, completing, and presenting an extensive literature review for a research project to enhance professional writing and presentation skills. (3-0-3)

EDEC 7750. Assessment in EC Ed. The course provides an in-depth study of appropriate strategies for assessing the learning of young children. Assessment instruments and procedures for examining development in the cognitive, physical, and social domains are included. The course will also explore issues related to standardized testing in relation to the importance of testing in early childhood education. (3-0-3)

EDEC 7800. Role of Collaboration in EC. This course is designed to acquaint and expand the knowledge of teachers in early childhood education with a variety of innovative programs in existence involving parents as partners in education. The history of parental involvement, research, leadership development, benefits to children, parents, school, and community, as well as strategies for promoting parent involvement, are emphasized. (3-0-3)

EDEC 7900. Curriculum Strategies. The course provides a study of Early Childhood Education with emphasis on curriculum decision-making, and curriculum content. Procedures for planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum appropriate for the young learner is presented. (3-0-3)

EDEC 8000. Adv Grad Seminar EC. Public policy, issues, and concerns as well as futuristic issues in Early Childhood Education will be presented for consideration in the open forum. (3-0-3)

EDEC 8080. EC Edu in Modern Society. A study of contemporary Early Childhood Education with em- phasis upon political and sociological elements, program development, and leaders in the field. (3-0-3)

EDEC 8100. Measurement-Evaluation in EC. Investigation and practical application of measurement techniques and instruments used in the evaluation of the growth of young children. (3-0-3)

EDEC 8120. Qualitative Research. A course designed to expand students' understanding of educational research methodology. The course will explore curently accepted qualitative research methods and appropri- ate interpretations. Students will design a qualitative research proposal for implementation in their classroom. (3-0-3)

EDEC 8380. Language Development-Reading. A study of productive and receptive language development and processes with implications for planning and implementing appropriate language curriculum for children in grades P-5. (3-0-3)

EDEC 8400. Strat for Teaching E C Science. Planning, implementation, and evaluation of early grades science programs will be emphasized. The class will be con- ducted in a seminar format with class activities built on the science programs of the students' schools. (3-0-3)

EDEC 8480. Admn-Supv of EC Program. A course designed to support the development of teacher leaders in Early Childhood Education. Emphasis is placed on developing leadership skills in the areas of mentoring and supervising pre-service and new teachers, participating in site-based management, and providing leadership in areas of education accountability in Early Childhood Education. (3-0-3)

EDEC 8500. Strat for Teaching EC Soc Stud. A course designed to lead advanced students in the examination of instructional strategies, content material, and evaluation techniques applicable to Early Childhood social studies. Attention will focus on both cognitive and affective learning. (3-0-3)

EDEC 8600. Adv Strat for EC Mathematics. Advanced study of issues and techniques that are critical to effective Mathematics teaching and learning. Focused atten- tion on diagnostic, instructional, and assessment techniques that involve self monitoring and self assessment. (3-0-3)

EDEC 8770. Trends-Issues in EC Edu Tech. An examination of Early Childhood Education as a dynamic field influencing and influenced by various political, social, and educational trends and issues. Emphasis is placed on examining contemporary issues and trends in relation to current education literature. (3-0-3)

EDEC 8780. Practicum in EC Education. A course designed to allow the student in the field to inte- grate theory and practice by enabling the student to test within the school environment appropriate teaching-learning programs. (0-6-3)

EDEC 8800. Readings in E C Education. A course in selected readings on Early Childhood Education. (3-0-3)

Middle Grades Education

EDMG 6100. Adv Study of MG Lang Arts. An in-depth study of recent developments in teaching oral and written composition, spelling, handwriting, grammar and usage in the middle school. (3-0-3)

EDMG 6120. Children's Lit for the M G. An advanced study of the works of fine authors and illu- strators, new and old, as well as the broad spectrum of contemporary and traditional young adult literature. A prac- tical and explicit overview of ways in which teachers (4-8) can evaluate and select books and involve students in lit- erature, with specific suggestions for goals and techniques. Exploration of adolescent preferences and aesthetic re- sponses to visual aspects of their books. Emphasis is on the importance of extending literature throughout the school curriculum. (3-0-3)

EDMG 6400. Adv Study of MG Science. A course which focuses on teaching strategies that promote equity in science and technology. It incorporates innovative instructional strategies, science content, educational technology and classroom management. The participants apply their understandings by adapting, implementing and evalua- ting equitable teaching strategies in their classrooms. (3-0-3)

EDMG 6450. Science Workshop for MG Teache. A workshop for updating the knowledge and skills of Middle Grades science teachers. Included are uses of technology in science instruction encompassing computers, software, and other media; laboratory activities; and the examination of commercial science programs. (3-0-3)

EDMG 6500. Adv Study of MG Soc Studies. A study of recent developments in Middle Grades social stu- dies with emphasis on current theory and experimentation in curriculum and teaching practices. (3-0-3)

EDMG 6600. Teaching of M G Mathematics I. Activity oriented course that models student centered, dis- covery approaches to teaching topics in problem solving, set theory, number theory, probability, and introductory geometry based on the NCTM Principles and Standards. "Best teaching practices" for mathematics instruction at the middle school level will be researched and analyzed. Also, alternatives will be offered for teaching and assessing student growth in mathematical thinking and mathematical power. (2-2-3)

EDMG 6610. Teaching of M G Mathematics II. A continuation of EDMG 6600, with learning experiences fo- cused on topics in statistics, measurement, and geometry. Emphasis will be placed on research into best practices that promote the development of life-long learning skills and on alternative assessment/grading practices for mathematics instruction in the middle grades. (2-2-3)

EDMG 6650. Investigations of Math Art. A course designed to provide teachers with classroom tested ideas that will allow students to experience aesthetics in mathematics. By investigating patterns and geometric trans- formations students will create vivid and interesting pos- ters and models to decorate any classroom grades 4-8, and the same time learn how mathematical structures themselves are elegant and beautiful. (3-0-3)

EDMG 6700. The Arts in Middle Grades. An advanced study of the role of the expressive arts in the development of young children with recommended practices in qualitative curriculum planning, together with laboratory projects that identify problems in Middle Grades arts, in- cluding philosophical, motivational and evaluative aspects. (3-0-3)

EDMG 7020. Special Problems in M G. An investigation into problems and issues related to middle school teaching and middle grades curricula. Special readings and field experiences required. (3-0-3)

EDMG 7420. MG Directed Study-Field Projec. A research-oriented study or project selected according to interests or needs of student. (1-0-3)

EDMG 7700. M G Growth-Development. A study of the human growth and development focusing on developmental characteristics and nature and needs of young adolescents. Field experience required. (3-0-3)

EDMG 7800. Parent Family School Collabora. A course designed to acquaint and expand the knowledge of teachers in the field of education with a variety of inno- vative programs in existence involving parents as partners in education. The history of parental involvement, the bene- fits to children, parents, school, and the community as well as research and leadership training in parental involvement are emphasized. Specific programs in early childhood, middle grades and secondary fields will be examined. (3-0-3)

EDMG 7900. M G Curr Planning-Trends. A study of the content and methodology of Middle Grades school curriculum. Emphasis is placed on trends in modern curriculum development focusing upon such issues as the nature of the pupil, the nature of learning, function and aims of the middle school, influence of society, and evalu- ation and revision of the middle school curriculum. (3-0-3)

EDMG 8020. Org Adm-Supervision of MG Ed. Problems of organization, administration and supervision of the middle schools with emphasis on proper staff utiliza- tion, instruction and evaluation procedures and approaches to the problem of influencing staff members in relation to efficiency. (3-0-3)

EDMG 8300. The Adolescent Learner. An advanced growth and development course covering the his- torical, biological, sociological and moral realities of today's teenagers. Emphasis will be placed on how to deal more effectively with adolescents in the school, home and community. (3-0-3)

EDMG 8380. Lang Development-Reading. A course designed to examine the development and operation of an effective language arts program in the Middle Grades. Attention will be given to the four language arts areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing. (3-0-3)

EDMG 8400. Strategies for Teach Science. A course which focuses on thematic and science, technology and society (STS) approaches to the curriculum. The partici- pants take part in, review, and evaluate units from innova- tive curriculum projects and apply their understandings by adapting, implementing and evaluating a unit in their class- room. (3-0-3)

EDMG 8500. Strat for Teaching Soc Studies. A course designed to lead advanced students in the examination of instructional strategies, content material, and evaluation techniques applicable to Middle Grades social studies. Attention will focus on both cognitive and affective learning. (3-0-3)

EDMG 8600. Adv Strat for Teaching MG Math. Advanced study of issues and techniques that are critical to effective mathmatics teaching and learning. Focused attention on diagnostic, instructional and assessment techniques that involve self monitoring and self assessment. Students will particpate in a mathematics institute as they work with children in a closely supervised teaching situa- tion in order that they might practice and improve their own teaching. (3-0-3)

Reading Education

EDRG 6200. The Teaching of Reading. An advanced study of instructional techniques and materials for the teaching of reading from preschool through grade twelve. Emphasis is given to the extension of reading com- petencies, word recognition and comprehension strategies required for success in content areas, and integrated lit- erature-based reading programs, as well as the instructional implications of the psycholinguistic theory. (3-0-3)

EDRG 6210. Diag-Corr of Reading Difficu. Advance study designed for the teaching of reading from preschool through grade twelve in identification, diagnosis and remediation of reading difficulties. Emphasis is on diagnostic-prescriptive reading instruction through mastery of varied diagnostic instruments, instructional procedures, and materials appropriate for use with readers requiring remediation. (3-0-3)

EDRG 6230. Trends-Prac in Teach Reading. A critical analysis of new programs, materials and methods, and developments in reading instruction. Emphasis is given to innovative reading programs as well as to current trends and issues in the teaching of reading. (3-0-3)

EDRG 6240. Spec Prob in Reading Education. A seminar for reading majors only which provides students with an opportunity to study and explore reading topics from selections in the education and psychology libraries which are of individual interest and which strengthen a particular area in the student's program or background. (3-0-3)

EDRG 6250. Org-Sup of the Reading Prog. An analysis of the organization of reading programs P-12, and an investigation of varied supervision techniques. Focus is on the design, management and evaluation of reading pro- grams at the classroom, school and district levels. Par- ticular attention is given to the techniques of assessing needs, settling goals and objectives; determining program resource requirements; coordinating, organizing and monitor- ing program development and implementation activities; and designing program evaluation strategies. For Reading majors only. (3-0-3)

EDRG 6280. Tch of Reading in Content Fiel. Designed to offer all content area teachers detailed and practical explanations of reading and study strategies needed by students to acquire and use new information. Instruction is built on research-based techniques for teach- ing these strategies in a broad range of disciplines. Em- phasis is on helping students become more efficient, effective readers of content materials and facilitating their learning of the subject matter content. Designed for Middle Grades and secondary teachers and for reading majors. (3-0-3)

EDRG 7420. RDG Dir Stu - Field Proj. A research-oriented study or project selected according to interests or needs of student. (1-0-3)

Secondary Education

EDSC 7020. Special Problems Secondary Edu. A study of problems related to specific curriculum areas in the secondary program. Emphasis is placed upon special pro- jects and independent study. (3-0-3)

EDSC 7420. SEC Directed - Field Proj. A research-oriented study or project selected according to interests or needs of student. (1-0-3)

Special Education

EDSP 6000. Special Problems in Special Ed. A study of problems related to curriculum and instruction in Special Education. Recent trends in the education of exceptional individuals. Emphasis is placed upon special projects and independent study. May be repeated for credit. (1-0-1 or 2-0-2 or 3-0-3)

EDSP 6110. Charact of Ind with Intell Dis. Study of the nature and characteristics of individuals with intellectual disabilities, classification, etiology and incidence, psycholocial and biological aspects, sociological aspects, learning and education. Field experience required. (3-0-3)

EDSP 6120. Curr-Meth Intellec Disabilit. Study of curriculum construction, classroom organization and collaboration with others and to ancillary and community services. Field experience required. (3-3-3)

EDSP 6150. Practicum Intellect Disabiliti. Supervised teaching and participation in an approved in- structional setting with individuals with intellectual disabilities. Seminar is required. May be repeated for credit. (0-15-3)

EDSP 6230. Curr-Prog Dev for Gifted Edu. An in-depth study of curriculum construction and program development for gifted and talented students P-12. Field experience required. (3-1-3)

EDSP 6250. Practic in Gifted Edu I II III. Supervised teaching and participation in an approved in- structional setting with gifted students. Seminar required. May be repeated for credit. Field experience required. (0-15-3)

EDSP 6310. Charac of Ind with Learn Dis. Study of the nature of learning disabilities with emphasis on definitions, causes, characteristics and needs of in- dividuals with learning disabilities. Field experience required. (3-2-3)

EDSP 6320. Mat-Meth Learning Disabiliti. Study of curriculum construction, resources, diagnosis, re- mediation practices and working with families of individuals with learning disabilities. Field experience required. (3-2-3)

EDSP 6330. Ind of Instr Diag Pres Teachin. Analysis of the remediation process with emphasis on the diagnostic prescriptive approach as used with individuals with difficulty in learning. Includes the use of assessment instruments and individualized Education Plans. (3-0-3)

EDSP 6350. Practicum in Learning Disabili. Supervised teaching and participation in an approved in- structional setting with learning disabled individuals. May be repeated for credit. (0-15-3)

EDSP 6410. Charac of Ind with Beh Disord. An in-depth study of the definition, identification and characteristics of students with emotional or behavioral disorders as well as philosophical bases for treatment. Field experience required. (3-2-3)

EDSP 6420. Mat-Meth for Teach Beh Dis. Planning and implementing educational programs for indivi- duals with behavior disorders and emotional disturbances. Emphasizes intervention techniques and behavior management. Methods, materials and curriculum for regular education and self-contained settings. Field experience required. (3-2-3)

EDSP 6450. Practicum in Beh-Emo Dis. Supervised teaching and participation in an approved in- structional setting with behavior disordered-emotionally disturbed individuals. Seminar required. May be repeated for credit. (0-15-3)

EDSP 6550. Practicum in Mild Disabilities. Supervised teaching and participation in an approved in- structional setting with individuals having mild disabili- ties. Seminar required. May be repeated for credit. (0-15-3)

EDSP 7000. Special Topics in Special Ed. Special Topics in Special Education on selected issues, pro- blems and literature. May be repeated for credit. (1-0-1 or 2-0-2 or 3-0-3)

EDSP 7080. Leg Eth-Prof Aspects of SpEd. A study of litigation, legislation, ethical and moral issues and the codes of professional conduct in the field of special education. (3-0-3)

EDSP 7420. Sp Ed Dir St - Field Proj. A research-oriented study or project selected according to interests or needs of student. (1-0-3)

EDSP 7510. Psychoedu Evaluation-Assessm. Study of assessment techniques and procedures for use with exceptional individuals. Experience in administration and reporting formal and informal diagnostic and prescriptive techniques. (3-0-3)

EDSP 7990. Sem Readings-Research Sp Edu. Current research and topics in Special Education. May be repeated for credit. (3-0-3)

Education - General

EDUC 7010. Foundations of Public Educatio. A study of the historical philosophical, socio-cultural, legal, political, economic, and technological foundations of American Education. (3-0-3)

EDUC 7020. Special Problems in Education. A study of problems related to specific curriculum and cer- tification areas. Emphasis is placed upon special projects and independent study. May be repeated for credit in a different curriculum area. (3-0-3)

EDUC 7040. The Teacher and The Law. A study of the legal ramifications of decisions in the school. Case studies and case law will be analyzed. (3-0-3)

EDUC 7060. Third World Ed-Dev St Sem. This is a seminar course intended to introduce graduate students in education and allied fields to the origin and development of the educational systems in the "Third World". Students will study the geographical, cultural, and political legacy of five hundred years of European imperialism and its impact on Third World countries. Lastly the course will focus on the nature of the educational system in selected Third World countries and conduct a comparison of those systems with the educational system in the United States. (3-0-3)

EDUC 7070. Comp App for Curr-Classroom. To provide teachers with an understanding of the capabil- ities, uses and limitations of computers, related technol- ogy and software as instructional, management and personal tools. (3-0-3)

EDUC 7080. Intro to Stat in Health-PE. A course designed to introduce basic statistical concepts and their application to Health and Physical Education research problems. Topics include issues related to descriptive and inferential statistics. (3-0-3)

EDUC 7100. Computer Based Instruct Media. A course focused on presentation and multimedia authoring programs for personal computers. The intent is to give the teachers the ability to create and integrate computer presentations in their daily instruction. A prior knowledge of personal computers is necessary. (3-0-3).

EDUC 7110. Edu Computing-Lang Develop. A course designed to provide inservce teachers with an un- derstanding of major theories of language development and the use of computers and computer software in the develop- ment of language and in the development of communication skills. Emphasis is given to written communication, to communication through Hypermedia software and to Internet communication. (3-0-3)

EDUC 7150. Assess-Man of Classroom Prob. A study of appropriate techniques of classroom management and discipline relating to student behavior, learning and motivation. (3-0-3)

EDUC 7300. Cond-Processes of Learning. Study of the learner, the learning process and learning sit- uations as they interrelate in the classroom. (3-0-3)

EDUC 7400. Methodology of Edu Research. A study of methods and techniques used in analyzing and solving educational problems. A research proposal will be developed. (3-0-3)

EDUC 7420. EDUC Directed Study-Field Proj. A research-oriented study or project selected according to interests or needs of student. (1-0-3)

EDUC 7510. Edu Measurement-Evaluation. Study of formal and informal tests and measurements and their role in student-based decisions regarding eligibility for programs, classification, and instructional delivery. Includes test construction, selection, interpretation, and criteria for administration. (3-0-3)

EDUC 7600. Prod-Util Istruct Materials. Instruction in planning, selecting, producing, utilizing and evaluating instructional materials. Problems selected will reflect the student's interest and needs. (3-0-3)

EDUC 7700. Growth and Development. A study of human growth and development from conception through aging with special readings. Field experience required. (3-0-3)

EDUC 7800. Parent Family School Collabora. A course designed to acquaint and expand the knowledge of teachers in the field of education with a variety of innovative programs in existence involving parents as partners in education. The history of parental involvement, the benefits to children, parents, school and the community as well as research and leadership training in parental in- volvement are emphasized. Specific programs in early child- hood, middle grades, and secondary fields will be examined. (3-0-3)

EDUC 7900. Curriculum Planning and Trends. A study of the content and methodology of the total school curricula with emphasis upon procedures and factors in curriculum development such as the nature of the pupil, the nature of learning, function and aims of the school, influence of society and its culture and values, evaluation and revision of the program, consideration of recent trends in curriculum development. (3-0-3)

EDUC 8010. Philosophy of Education. An in-depth investigation of the alternatives of philoso- phical approaches to education and the relevance to educa- tion decision making. (3-0-3)

EDUC 8110. Adv Research Methods. A study of advanced research methodology and applied re- research. Problem solving, measurement, experimental design consideration and report presentation. (3-0-3)

English

ENGL 5000. Seminar in Lit Criticism-Bib. This course examines the principal schools of contemporary literary theory and their practical application to literature and to the classroom. In addition, the student will be given the opportunity to learn and practice advanced methods of literary research. (Must be taken with GSW faculty either on campus or on-line). (3-0-3)

ENGL 5215. Seminar in Adv Composition. Emphasizes the various methods of discourse as a basis for individual writing and for the teaching of writing. The course also includes a study of research in the teaching of writing. Recommended for graduate students who are interested in writing and teaching writing. (3-0-3)

ENGL 5225. Seminar Intro Studies in Comp. A survey of the history and theories of rhetric, an introduction to research in composition, and a study of approaches to composition with emphasis on writing as process. (3-0-3)

ENGL 6020. Seminar in History of Eng Lang. This seminar is an intensive study of the history of English from its origin as the purely oral language of the Proto-Indo-Europeans to its current status as the lingua franca of much of the so-called first world. (3-0-3)

ENGL 6170. Semi Adv Studies Br Lit Sp Top. An in-depth, graduate seminar on a major author, or authors, time period, or theme in British literary studies. (3-0-3)

ENGL 6230. Semi Adv Studies Am Lit Sp Top. An in-depth, graduate seminar on a major author, or authors, time period, or theme in American literary studies. (3-0-3)

ENGL 6950. Seminar Sp Problems Teach Eng. A course to study issues in the teaching of composition K- 12 with specific emphasis on developing a successful model for staff development. (3-0-3)

Geology

GEOL 5111. Special Problems Earth Science. A graduate-level course to provide the graduate student with an opportunity to follow a specific program of study in the earth sciences under the direction of an instructor of the student's choice. (3-0-3)

GEOL 6121. Earth Science for Teachers. A physical geology course designed for middle and secondary science teachers. An integrated lab and lecture format will provide a better understanding of geologic processes and proficiency in distinguishing and classifying common earth materials. The course will also allow the participants to develop new classroom techniques and assemble useful resource materials. (3-0-3)

History

HIST 5000. Historiography. The nature, methods, and principles of historical study and writing. (3-0-3)

HIST 5570. Civil War-Reconstruction. An in-depth study of the Civil War and Reconstruction period of U.S. History, focusing on the background, political, social, economic, and military aspects of the period. (3-0-3)

HIST 5810. Studies in Georgia History. An orientation to research in and the study of Georgia history, with the primary focus being on the classroom presentation of Georgia history in the elementary and secondary schools. (3-0-3)

HIST 7010. Studin Early Modern Eur Hst. Modern Europe to the French Revolution. (3-0-3)

HIST 7020. Stud in Modern Eur Hst. Seminar in aspects of European history since 1500. (3-0-3)

HIST 7020B. Stud in Euro in the 20th Cent. A history of Europe since 1914. The main political, social, economic, cultural, international, and intellectual movements will be considered. (3-0-3)

HIST 7035. Studies in US History. Directed reading and research in selected topics in the history of the United States, with a primary focus on historiographical questions. (3-0-3)

HIST 7800. Stu in the Emer Third World. Studies in the emergence of the Third World. A seminar in aspects of Third World history since 1945. (3-0-3)

Mathematics

MATH 5000. Algebra for Middle Grades. This is the first course in the Middle Grades Mathematics Initiative. Students will become proficient in algebra content prescribed by QCC and NCTM guidelines. Appropriate technology and manipulatives will be incorporated in the course. (3-0-3)

MATH 5001. Geometry for Middle Grades. This is the second course in the Middle Grades Mathematics Initiative. Students will become proficient in geometry content prescribed by QCC and NCTM guidelines. Appropriate technology and manipulatives will be incorporated in the course. (3-0-3)

MATH 5002. Number Theory for Mid Grades. This course teaches students concepts in Number Theory and discrete probability appropriate for middle grades classroom with emphasis on problem solving, active learning, and appropriate technology, including calculators, electronic resources, and manipulatives. (3-0-3)

MATH 5003. Statistics for Middle Grades. MATH 5003. Statistics for Middle Grades. Introduces teachers to concepts, manipulatives, and technology appropriate for teaching probability and statistics in the middle grades classroom. Emphasizes the use and analysis of real world data. (3-0-3)

MATH 6619. Computational Geometry. This course is designed to give graduate students a working knowledge of algorithms for solving geometric problems on a computer. Topics include polygonal triangulation and partitioning, convex hulls, Voronoi diagrams & arrangements, search and intersection algorithms, motion planning, robust- ness, and randomized algorithms. (3-0-3)

MATH 6640. Partial Differential Equations. This course introduces graduate students to those elements of partial differential equations that play a central role in science, geometry, analysis and computational modeling. (3-0-3)

MATH 6675. Spec Probs in Mathematics. Individual work providing students with the opportunity to follow a specific program of study under the direction of a qualified instructor. (3-0-3)

MATH 7708. Materials-Methods for Math. Curriculum resources and modern, effective methods of instruction for teachers, supervisors and consultants of mathematics. Special attention is paid to cooperative learning, mathematical manipulatives, calculator and compu- ter techniques, applied mathematics, and grant proposal preparation. (3-0-3)

MATH 7710. Foundations of Algebra. The course offers graduate students a comprehensive overview of algebraic theories and structures including number theory, theory of equations and number fields, as they relate to the teaching of secondary mathematics. (3-0-3)

MATH 7711. Foundations of Statistics. This course is designed to give teachers of secondary mathematics a rigorous overview of probability & statistics, following AP and NCTM guidelines. (3-0-3)

MATH 7712. Foundations of Geometry. A study of Euclidean axiomatic geometry, betweenness, congruence, parallelism, axiomatic systems, & non-Euclidean geometries. (3-0-3)

MATH 7713. Foundations of Analysis. This course is designed to give teachers of calculus in secondary schools a rigorous overview of the subject, following AP and NCTM guidelines. (3-0-3)

MATH 7715. Algebraic Geometry I. This course introduces students to modern computational algebraic geometry using algorithms of Buchberger and Hironaka. Topics include affine varieties, Groebner bases, elimination theory, nullstellensatz, applications to robotics and automatic geometric theorem proving. (3-0-3)

MATH 7790. History and Philosophy of Math. Graduate-level survey with emphasis on topical and thematic research, and their use in teaching mathematics. Permission of instructor and graduate standing required. Offered every fall semester. (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: ( MATH 2221 or MTH 210 ) 

Health & Physical Education

PHEG 6000. Problems-Trends in Hea-PE. A study of the current pertinent problems and trends an instructor may expect to encounter when teaching health . (3-0-3)

PHEG 6010. Physiology of Exercise. Lectures and readings in current literature to provide reasonable depth in selected areas of physiology as applied to activity and health. (3-1-3)

PHEG 6020. Preventive Care Ath and Injury. Analysis of common athletic injuries, conditioning, and safety practices. (3-0-3)

PHEG 6030. Foundations of Health-PE. A study of the history, philosophy, concepts, and scientific foundations of health and physical education. (3-0-3)

PHEG 6050. Elementary Physical Education. A study of current treands and developments in activity programs for elementary school physical education. (3-2-3)

PHEG 7010. Org-Adm of Health-PE. Basic principles and procedures for the effective organization, administration, and supervision of health and physical education programs. (3-0-3)

PHEG 7020. Meas-Eval, of Health-PE. The selection, application, and evaluation of certain existing tests and measures appropriate in health and physical education. (3-0-3)

PHEG 7030. School Health Program. Principles, procedures, materials, and methods of school health education. (3-0-3)

PHEG 7040. Current Const Health-PE. Deals with the principles, problems, and procedures in the development of the physical education and health education curriculum in public schools. (3-0-3)

PHEG 7050. Adap-Corr PE. Emphasis upon the acquisition of specific information about the causes, nature, and psychological implications of the various handicapping disabilities, and to translate medical findings in terms of needed physical activities. (3-0-3)

PHEG 7060. Motor Learning. Presents research and theory of learning, performance, and related factors as applied to gross motor skills. Intended for teachers, coaches, and those concerned with human performance in motor activity. (3-0-3)

PHEG 7070. Readings in Health. Deals with current research in the field of health designed to help guide and inform the nonprofessional health consumer. (3-0-3)

Political Science

POLS 6240. American Political Behavior. A study of the political attitudes and behavior of citizens in the United States. This course will explore how citizens form their political attitudes and beliefs, the ways Americans participate politically, and the forces that influence voter turnout and vote choice. Although this class will focus on American citizens, comparisons and contrasts will be made with citizens of other nations, and of the attitudes and behaviors of government leaders and other poltiical elites. (3-0-3)

POLS 6630. Seminar in Interna Relations. A study of the elements of national power, and methods of foreign policy formation and execution and the various techniques, both modern and traditional, by which nation states interact. (3-0-3)

POLS 7010. Seminar Comparative Politics. A study of the constitutions, basic principles, governmental organizations, political party systems, and political methods of major countries in Europe. (3-0-3)