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ANTH - Anthropology
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ANTH 699Independent Study1.00 - 4.00
Supervised independent study and/or research in Anthropology. Prior contract with instructor is required.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ANTH 101 and instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
 
ART - Art
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ART 512Form & Content In the Visual Arts3.00
A study of the formal elements of Art, and the meaning of the various Arts.
ART 520Studies in American Art3.00
American art of the Colonial, 19th or 20th Century period including sculpture, architecture and painting.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 521Mediterranean3.00
Architecture, sculpture, craft, and painting of the Mediterranean and Near East cultures to include any one or combination of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome or early Christian/Byzantine.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 523Medieval Art3.00
a) Early Christian and Byzantine; b) Medieval; c) Romanesque; d) Gothic: A detailed investigation of the art of the Middle Ages.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 524Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies3.00
Study of visual arts in non-western societies including North American Indian/Native American; Mesoamerican; Oceania/Pacific Islands, Asian, and African cultures.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Fine Arts Appreciation
Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 525Renaissance Art3.00
Italian or Northern European architecture, sculpture and painting from 1250 to 1600.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 526Baroque Art to Romanticism3.00
The Arts in Italy and Northern Europe between 1550 and 1850.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 527Modern Art4.00
Nineteenth Century, 20th Century, Contemporary or Post-Modern art and architecture and the forces which influenced the period.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 529Women in Art3.00
Women's expression in painting and sculpture, primarily of the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 536Contemporary Movements in the Visual Arts3.00
Record movements in paining, sculpture and architecture, with emphasis on the United States and Canada.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 542Photography History, Theory and Criticism3.00
Survey of the aesthetic and fundamental technical history of photography as a vital means of artistic expression and communication in North America and Western Europe from 1827 to 1940.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 550Psychology of Art3.00
Art as a fundamental human activity on an individual and societal level. Studies theories of creativity and issues of cultural and social diversity as applicable to art therapy.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Art Therapy Graduate or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
ART 602Art Therapy Seminar3.00
Study of the art of clients with different disabilities and psychopathologies. Investigation into methods of inducing visual expression with different clients will be emphasized. The current DSM will be used in conjunction with defining client disabilities and pathologies.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ART 603Design3.00
Advanced problems in design arrangement with a faculty member. Prerequsite: ART 203. Repeatable up to 9 credits.
ART 605Drawing3.00
Advanced problems in drawing. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 606Drawing: Advanced II3.00
Advanced problems in drawing. Repeatable up to nine credits.
ART 610Painting3.00
Individual concepts and creative skills in the use of oils, watercolors, and/or related media. Discussions and critiques supplement studio experiences. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 611Collage3.00
Advanced studies in collage. Creating artworks with resources from natural, digital, and manufactured world. Emphasis on the development of responsive creativity.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 612Form & Content In the Visual Arts3.00
A study of the formal elements of Art, and the meaning of the various Arts.
ART 615Ecopsychology, Art and Meditation3.00
Ecopsychology is an emerging field that studies the relationship between people and nature. It has far-reaching implications in sustainability, politics, and the arts on a personal and group level. Through art and meditation a deep understanding of the principles and practices of ecopsychology will be explored. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 619Multi-Modal Art Therapy3.00
An exploration of Multi-Modal healing techniques including Drama, Music, Poetry, and Play Therapy and their application in Art Therapy will be studied scholastically and experientially. Guest speakers on the topics presented as well as varied techniques as applicable to Art Therapy will be introduced.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Art Therapy Graduate or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
ART 630Readings in Art History3.00
Guided individual research on an approved topic. Repeatable up to 12 credits. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 635Research in Art3.00
Topic: Art Education. Students plan and conduct an independent research project in art education. Research may be either basic or applied in nature. Results of the study will be reported in the style and form required for publication. Prerequisite: Minimum of 20 undergraduate credits in art and permission of the instructor. Topic: Art Therapy - Research into specific areas and elective topics in art therapy. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
ART 640Printmaking3.00
Advanced problems in printmaking. Topics: etching (spring semester), woodcut (fall semester). Repeatable up to nine credits
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 641Photography3.00
Advanced and graduate studio courses (respectively) concerned with defining a specific direction with a body of work with an emphasis on resolution. Repeatable up to nine credits
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 645Expressive Arts For Change3.00
Experiential studio course exploring the expressive arts process in depth through multiple arts media and techniques. Use the expressive arts as an essential tool for social change and personal transformation to contribute to positive change. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 660Sculpture3.00
Students work on more specialized problems of their own design in consultation with the instructor. Repeatable up to nine credits
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 670Ceramics0.00
An advanced course that critically examines ceramic processes and aesthetic issues through extended creative projects developed in consultation with the instructor. Emphasis on producing a professional, coherent portfolio and supporting visual artists' materials. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 675Metalwork3.00
Advanced techniques and processes. Repeatable up to nine credits
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 678Crafts III2.00 - 8.00
A studio activity dealing with materials and processes that allow the individual to develop personal craft statements.
ART 679Fibers3.00
Topic: Loom Weaving - Interlocking fibers via loom mechanisms; includes experience with fabric structure, fiber characteristics and the effective use of color. Topic: Off-Loom Fibers - Primary structures through a variety of manipulation techniques; may include primitive forms of weaving, felting, basketry and dyeing. Emphasis on expression. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 683Art Therapy Fundamentals3.00
Survey of the origins, history, and theoretical objectives and trends in art therapy. Covers ethical, legal issues, and standards of good practice.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 684The Development of Creative Functioning3.00
Study of the creative individual; research findings on creativity; techniques for promoting creativity thinking and problem-solving in educational, clinical and business environments.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 685Art Therapy Techniques3.00
Theoretical approaches and techniques used in art therapy. Students learn to develop and apply art therapy assessments.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Art Therapy Graduate or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ART 695Advanced Art Studio1.00 - 12.00
Open only to advanced Art students who wish to pursue an individual art problem in any medium of their choosing. The student must take the responsibility of choosing a problem, outlining a plan of study to be submitted to the instructor at registration. The student works informally in co-operation with the instructor, who guides and evaluates in relation to the objective set forth. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Summer Terms
ART 697Art Field Study1.00 - 3.00
By special arrangement with a department faculty member the student may enroll in an independent study project which may entail travel or the use of resources to be found in the immediate region. Documentation will be required.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 698Practicum1.00 - 7.00
Supervised experience providing practical application in specific disciplines. Integration of the competencies of the individualized focus in contract form. Topics: Art Education, Art Therapy, Expressive Ecopsychology, Gallery. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 702Art Therapy Seminar3.00
Investigation into methods of inducing visual expression with different treatment settings. The current DSM will be used in conjunction with defining client disabilities and pathologies.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Art Therapy Graduate or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ART 703Design3.00 - 9.00
A course in design problems where the student's work is distinguished by its personal character. Prerequisite: ART 203,403.603. Repeatable up to 9 credits.
ART 704Contemporary Art Symposium0.67 - 5.33
ART 704Issues in Visual Arts3.00
Advanced study of theoretical frameworks, concepts, contents, and contexts of visual arts. Topic will vary from the spirituality and the sacred in art, psychology and philosophy of art, primitivism in contemporary/modern art, cultural politics in art, feminism in art, science and technology in art, among others.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 705Drawing3.00
Individual development emphasized. Repeatable up to nine credits
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 706Drawing3.00
Advanced studies in drawing. Individual development emphasized. Repeatable up to nine credits
ART 710Painting3.00
Studio course designed to give the student the opportunity to develop theories and practices on a personal basis relative to the art of painting. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 711Collage3.00
Advanced studies in collage. Creating artworks with resources from natural, digital, and manufactured world. Emphasis on the development of responsive creativity.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 715Ecopsychology Art and Meditation3.00
Ecopsychology is an emerging field that studies the relationship between people and nature. It has far reaching implications in sustainability, politics, and the arts on a personal and group level. Through art and meditation a deep understanding of the principles and practices of ecopsychology will be explored.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 719Multi-Modal Art Therapy3.00
An exploration of Multi-Modal healing techniques and their application in Art Therapy, Drama, Music, Poetry, and Play Therapy will be studied scholastically and experientially. Professionals in the field as well as varied techniques will be introduced.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Art Therapy Graduate or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
ART 720Studies in American Art3.00
American art of the Colonial, 19th or 20th Century period including sculpture, architecture and painting.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 721Mediterranean3.00
Architecture, sculpture, craft, and painting of the Mediterranean and Near East cultures to include any one or combination of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome or early Christian/Byzantine.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 723Medieval Art3.00
a) Early Christian and Byzantine; b) Medieval; c) Romanesque; d) Gothic: A detailed investigation of the art of the Middle Ages.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 724Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies3.00
Study of visual arts in non-western societies including North American Indian/Native American; Mesoamerican; Oceania/Pacific Islands, Asian, and African cultures.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 725Renaissance Art3.00
Italian or Northern European architecture, sculpture and painting from 1250 to 1600.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 726Baroque Art to Romanticism3.00
The Arts in Italy and Northern Europe between 1550 and 1850.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 727Modern Art3.00
Nineteenth Century, 20th Century, Contemporary or Post-Modern Art and architecture and the forces which influenced the period. Research required.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 729Women in Art3.00
Women's expression in painting and sculpture, primarily of the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 730Readings In Art History3.00
Guided individual research on an approved topic. Repeatable up to nine credits. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 732African Art3.00
Topics: African-American Art and African Art - Alternate every other Fall. A survey of art created by people of African descent. Also discussed are some influences of Islam, Western Europe, and the Caribbean regions. Repeated up to six credits
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Odd Years Only
ART 735Research In Art3.00
Topic: Art Therapy: Research into specific areas and elective topics in art therapy. Topic: Art Education - Students plan and execute an art education problem in terms of teaching, supervision and/or curriculum planning in keeping with their local school needs and programs. Students carry on an independent research study culminating in the research report written in style and form ready for publication.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 736Contemporary Movements in the Visual Arts3.00
Record movements in paining, sculpture and architecture, with emphasis on the United States and Canada.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 740Printmaking3.00
Advanced printmaking. Topics: Etching (Spring semester) Woodcut (Fall semester) Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 741Photography Graduate3.00
Emphasizes concept and process resolution by defining a specific direction through a cohesive body of photographs. Students have the option of working in film or digital.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of Art 641 or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 745Expressive Arts For Change3.00
Experiential studio course exploring the expressive arts process in depth through multiple arts media and techniques. Use the expressive arts as a tool for social change and personal transformation to contribute to positive change. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 750Psychology of Art3.00
Art as a fundamental human activity on an individual and societal level. Studies theories of creativity and issues of cultural and social diversity as applicable to art therapy.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Art Therapy Graduate or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
ART 760Sculpture3.00
Advanced sculpture. Individual development emphasized. Prerequisite: ART 260,360,460,660. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Prerequisites:
Instructor consent and completion of ART 260, 360, 460, and 660 are prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 770Ceramics3.00
Individualized studio problems in ceramics. Work at this level is expected to be specialized and without major technical problems. Repeated up to nine credits. Prerequisite for taking this course is Instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 775Metalwork3.00
Advanced techniques and processes. Repeatable up to nine credits. Prerequisite for taking this course is Instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 778Crafts III2.00 - 8.00
A studio activity dealing with materials and processes that allow the individual to develop personal craft statements.
ART 779Fiber3.00
Topic: Loom Weaving - Individually designed series of experiences using the loom in interlocking fibers. Problems planned in consultation with instructor. Topic: Off-Loom Fibers - Advanced problems in primary structures should include research of primitive expression, materials and techniques. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 783Art Therapy Fundamentals3.00
Survey of the origins, history, and theoretical objectives and trends in art therapy. Ethical, legal issues and standards of good practice will be covered.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 784Development of Creative Functioning3.00
The study of the creative individual, techniques for problem solving and creative thinking, and ways of promoting creativity with individuals and in group settings. Research required.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Art Therapy Graduate or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 785Art Therapy Techniques3.00
Theoretical approaches and techniques used in art therapy will be studied. Students will also learn to develop and apply art therapy assessments.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Art Therapy Graduate or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 789ART Elective1.00 - 99.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ART 790Graduate Art Seminar2.00
Advanced seminar concerned with defining one's evolving philosophical relationship with art and developing a dialogue with art through individual oral or visual presentations and class discussion.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 795Independent Study1.00 - 5.00
Graduate art students work independently under guidance of an instructor. Students submit a proposal of study during the first week of the course. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 797Art Field Study1.00 - 3.00
By special arrangement and permission of the department, a student may enroll for the off-campus study of a problem in art. Documentation required. Prerequisite for taking this course is Instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 798Practicum1.00 - 7.00
Supervised experience providing practical application in specific disciplines. Integration of the competencies of the individualized focus in contract form. Topics: Art Education, Art Therapy, Expressive Ecopsychology, Gallery. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 799Graduate Terminal Project1.00 - 3.00
Successful completion of thesis or M.A. exhibition with supporting paper. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
 
ARTED - Art Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ARTED 681Art for Special Education3.00
Exploration of art concepts, media, and processes with adaptation for the mainstreamed student with special educational needs. A study of characteristics of students with behavior and/or learning disorders, cognitive delay, physical handicap, and gifted and talented.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ARTED 682Art Education for the Gifted and Talented3.00
Study of current guidelines, trends, and program options that address the special educational needs of gifted and talented students. Areas of emphasis include: student characteristics, art work characteristics, identification procedures, and curriculum models. Prerequisite: Minimum of 20 undergraduate credits in Art and permission of the instructor. By arrangement.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ARTED 781Art for Special Education3.00
Exploration of art concepts, media, and processes with adaptations for the mainstreamed student with special educational needs. A study of characteristics of students with behavior and/or learning disorders, cognitive delay, physical handicap, and gifted and talented.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ARTED 782Art Education for the Gifted and Talented3.00
Study of current guidelines, trends, and program options that address the special educational needs of gifted and talented students. Areas of emphasis include: student characteristics, artwork characteristics, identification procedures, and curriculum models. Prerequisite: Minimum of 20 undergraduate credits in art and permission of the instructor. By arrangement.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
 
BIOL - Biology
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
BIOL 509Phycology and Mycology4.00
(P) Review of nonvascular plants with emphasis on natural history, morphology, and ecology of selected representative algae, fungi, lichens and bryophytes. Prerequisite: BIOL 132. (Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours.)
BIOL 510Plant Morphology4.00
(P) Study of the form and structure of higher plants, both vegetative and reproductive. Emphasizes evolution of major plant groups. Prerequisite: BIOL 132. (Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours.)
BIOL 545Population & Community Analysis3.00
A study of the living components of ecosystems with emphasis on the predictive techniques and general models used in the study of biological populations and communities. The course provides experience in the application of basic mathematics and microcomputers to the study of Biology. Prerequsites: BIOL 340 and MATH 104 or equivalent.
BIOL 575Water Pollution Biology2.00
BIOL 583Aquaculture and Aquarium Management3.00
This course will promote understanding of the culture of aquatic animals for food production, stocking and display. Major topics will include aquaculture and acquarium systems, acquatic animal health and nutrition, culture and display techniques. Laboratory and field experiences will focus on the development and application of techniques and problem solving. Students will develop understanding of the role of aquaculture and aquariums in resource management. Students that register for graduate credit will be required to develop and operate an aquaculture or aquarium system. Undergraduates may also register for BIOl 384 to obtain project based experience. Prerequisites: BIOL 111 and 112, or one year of College Biology.
BIOL 622Ecology of Lake Superior2.00
BIOL 623Limological Methods2.00
BIOL 660Hematology2.67
A presentation of the morphological and functional characteristics of normal and abnormal blood cells, including the theory of blood cell formation, differentiation of erythrocyte, leukocyte and platelet disorders, study of hemostatic mechanism, and coagulation disorders, and theory and practice of hematological techniques.
BIOL 681Special Topics1.00 - 4.00
In-depth study of specialized current topics in biology selected by the faculty on the basis of student/community interest. May include workshops, seminars, field trips, special problems, independent study, etc. Course may be repeated when topics are different. Instructor permission to enroll in this course.
BIOL 690Independent Study0.67 - 2.00
A course for advanced students majoring in Biology who have shown themselves capable of independent work. Studies are carried on under the direction of staff chosen by the student and the Chairperson of the department.
 
BUS - Business
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
BUS 501Business Communication3.00
Foundations of business communication, including written, oral, and nonverbal communication. Emphasizes the language and cultural environment of domestic and international business. Prerequisites*: ENGL 102, COMM 110.
BUS 583Organization Behavior3.00
Advanced study of human factors and management principles underlying individual behavior in organizations, motivation, communication, decision making, leadership, organization structures and design, work stress, productivity, and effectiveness. Focus on case analysis and class exercises. Prerequisites: DBE majors - ACCT 200, 201; BUS 270, 380; CIS 108; ECON 250, 251; MATH 151; ENGL 101,102; COMM 110; all but 12 credits of remaining General Education requirements.
BUS 604Office Automation3.00
Study of the interaction of people, processes, and technologies that forms office information systems within contemporary organizations. Prerequisites*, BUS 301, BUS 380.
BUS 606Admin Systems Applications3.00
Applications of competencies required of office managers while interacting with superiors, peer managers, and subordinates. Prerequisites*, BUS 301.
BUS 607Admin Systems Practicum3.00
Provides office managers and/or word processing supervisors with a working knowledge of the techniques of observing, analyzing, and reporting office activities. Activities include an on-site feasibility study of an actual office. Prerequsite*, BUS 406/606.
 
CHEM - Chemistry
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
CHEM 663Biochemistry Laboratory2.00
One-semester laboratory course to accompany CHEM 462. Initial experiments involve hands-on performance of biochemical techniques studies in lecture including preparation of solutions, chromatography, electrophoresis, and spectroscopy. Later experiments devoted to use of these techniques in the study of biochemical topics including enzyme kinetics and protein and carbohydrate detection and purification. Corequisite: CHEM 462. On-hour lecture/demonstration and one-three hour laboratory.
CHEM 690Independent Study in Chemistry0.67 - 2.00
 
COAC - Coaching
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
COAC 689Coach Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
 
COMM - Communicating Arts
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
COMM 500Intimate Communication3.00
An exploration of the behavioral patterns of effective intimate communication within family contexts, and in daily communication contexts between the genders. Pre-requisite: Comm 115 or permission of instructor.i
COMM 501Selected Topics in Film and Television3.00
Examination of one of the major cycles, movements, nationalities, eras, or genres of motion picture and/or television production. Several feature films and/or television programs exemplifying historically and critically important aspects of the topic will be shown. Different topics are repeatable.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed COMM104.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
COMM 503Copy Editing3.00
Evaluating and preparing copy for publication. Extensive practice in editing, rewriting, headline and outlinewriting. Introduction to the fundamentals of story positioning, typeface selection and page layout. Prerequisite: COMM 203.
COMM 520Selected News Writing3.00
Students learn to identify a topic and focus an angle, and write feature stories, editorials and commentary. The class works together to analyze strengths and weaknesses of each student's work.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
COMM 524Performance For The Media Studio3.00
Principles of delivery and performance as applied to news, interviewing, and advertising for talent, TV/film, and acting for the camera. Laboratory required.
COMM 529Media Studio6.00
Studio/laboratory-based course designed to teach knowledge and skills necessary to participate in and produce educational video programs. Students explore the disciplines and techniques necessary to work in a real-world video production environment. Summer only
COMM 530Advanced News Gathering and Report3.00
This course expands the student's understanding of journalism; its function in a democracy, techniques of investigation, documentary and series reporting; and transition into the electronics and entrepreneurial delivery of news. Students develop their own news blogs and cover local issues through them, and work in groups to create a final feature project (radio, video, print or online).
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
COMM 532Communication in Conflict3.00
Theoretical and applied exploration and analysis of communication in diverse conflict contexts.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
COMM 535Advanced Radio Production3.00
Technique and practical application of radio production skills beyond the basics. Topics include, but not limited to: studio and remote production, advanced audio editing, creation/use of special effects in radio production, and the business of radio broadcasting in America. Prerequisite: COMM 134 or consent of instructor.
COMM 541Editorial Writing3.00
Discussion and assignments in opinion writing genres and styles, including a study of persuasion and logic.
COMM 548Screenwriting3.00
Theory and extensive practice in narrative writing for television and film. Includes study and application of relevant media writing formats.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
COMM 558Broadcast Journalism3.00
Review of the methods and philosophies of news gathering, writing, and reporting for the electronic media. Frequent practical exercises to sharpen the student's writing and reporting abilities.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
COMM 561Narrative Video Production3.00
Project-intensive course in which students produce, direct, and edit fictional narrative videos. A variety of theories, techniques, and methods will be studied and applied to the student productions.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
COMM 562Documentary Video Production3.00
Project intensive course in which students produce, direct, and edit documentary videos. A variety of theories, techniques, and methods will be studied and applied to the student productions.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
COMM 565Theatre Direction I3.00
Theory and practice of a play production from the viewpoint of the director. Emphasis on directoral choices. Directed laboratory scene work required.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
COMM 566Theatre Direction II3.00
Continued study and practice of stage directing culminating in a supervised production experience.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
COMM 568Criticism Of Film and Television3.00
Advanced study of seminal aesthetic and critical theories for the visual media. Students learn and apply critical frameworks in the analysis of film and television.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
COMM 570Communicating in Organizations3.00
Advanced study of communication and public speaking theory and practice applied to the public and business world.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
COMM 576Group Communication Processes3.00
Exploration of communication processes within the context of the small group with emphasis on interpersonal relations, group dynamics, leadership and participant functions. An experiential/theoretical course.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
COMM 577Special Topics In Theatre3.00
Examination of special topics in the areas of theatre. Topics vary depending on current student interest and needs to the current season offering. Repeatable with different sections.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
COMM 585Theatre History3.00
Study of a major period in the history of the theatre. Section 1 - The ancient world through the Renaissance. Section 2 - The Neo Classic through the Modern Period. Emphasis placed on the relationship of the physical theatre, theatre arts, crafts, and literature to the social history of the period in question.
COMM 588Elements Of Design for Theatre3.00
Designing for the theatrical arts. Emphasis of the aspects of lighting, sound, costuming and scenery to include sketchbooks, drafting, renderings and model making.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
COMM 589Comm Arts Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
COMM 592Leadership Training for Theatre2.00
Practical experience in serving in leadership positions in Theatre. Section numbers indicate the particular leadership area. Consult with your proposed instructor for the appropriate section number. Contract prior to registration. Arranged.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
COMM 596Stage Makeup Studio2.67
Theory and practice of makeup skills.
COMM 597Sound Design3.00
Advanced study of the technical and aesthetic aspects of sound design in support of various production formats. Recording, storage, and retrieval systems and their application will be explored. Stresses creation and acquisition of effects for specific practical applications. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor by override.
COMM 610Problems In Nonverbal Communication3.00
Investigation of the components and channels of nonverbal communication through a synthesis of theoretical and field experiences. Many of these components are based on gender issues, and the impact of gender is a major consideration in the course. Cross-listed as WST 410.
COMM 625Production Mangement2.00
An internship approach to the study of theory, problems, of either business practices or stage management in theatre production. Practical experience provided through coordination with university theatre public performance program. Arranged.
COMM 626Advanced Professional Preparation1.00
Continuation of COMM 226. Student--designed field trip required. Section 1 is for the actor/performer and section 2 is for the technician/manager. Prerequisite: COMM 226.
COMM 627Advanced Acting Studio3.00
Advanced acting studio with a focus on various period styles. Undergraduate prerequisite: COMM 125 and COMM 224 or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
COMM 655Theorizing Media Culture3.00
Traces the development throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century of different models and theoretical frameworks for understanding mediated communication. The course is reading-intensive and emphasizes the development skills for analyzing, critiquing, and theorizing contemporary media.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
COMM 660Producing3.00
Examination of the role of the producer with respect to his/her roles as concept originator, writer, facilitator, budget maker, financial manager, personnel manager, and quality control expert. Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic production technology and junior or senior academic standing.
COMM 667Advanced Intercultural Comm3.00
Advanced analysis of the communication dimensions involved in enhancing intercultural interactions. Focus is on identity and communication and their relationship to each other in a diverse world.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Summer Terms
COMM 668Media Performance and Direction3.00
Project-intensive studio/laboratory-based course in which students apply theories and techniques of direction and performance for film and television. Prerequiste: COMM 125 (for acting students) or COMM 361 (for directing students) or consent of instructor.
COMM 677Media Law3.00
Examines the development over the past two centuries of key concepts, principles, and legal precedents affecting media in the United States. Students also scrutinize the changes wrought by newer communication technologies and changing sociocultural practices. Emphasizes the building of skills in critical media literacy.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
COMM 698Advanced Independent Study1.00 - 6.00
Individual investigation and/or production by advanced students in Communication, Media, or Theatre to include a study of related literature and formal reports or production. Instructor consent and contract prior to enrollment. Repeatable up to six credits. Arranged.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
COMM 701Communication Theory3.00
In-depth study of theoretical traditions and specific theories in Communicating Arts, including Media Communication, and Theatre.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
COMM 702Communication Research3.00
Introduction to historical, critical, creative, and ethnographic research in Communicating Arts.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
COMM 708Media Ethics and Criticism3.00
Using examples from historical cases and current issues, students analyze the practices of major media organizations and other media makers through an ethical lens. Students also consider how ethical standards and institutional norms, government and corporate interests, and ideologies (e.g., of the free press and of race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class) influence media decision-making. this course emphasizes skills in critical media analysis.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
COMM 711Graduate Practicum1.00 - 3.00
Graduate-level research study and/or practice in Communication, Theatre, Radio, Video Production, or Journalism. A multiple-section course allowing a high degree of specialization. Repeatable. Project designed in consultation with instructor and academic advisor. Contract prior to enrollment.. Arranged.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
COMM 715Selected Topics in Theatre History3.00
Individualized study of a major period in the history of theatre. Emphasis on the relationship of the physical theatre to the social history of the period in review. Instructor Consent required. Arranged.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
COMM 720Production of the Classics3.00
Advanced principles of production, with emphasis on theory and practice of research and the execution of historic styles of theatre presentation. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required. Arranged.
COMM 721Advanced Design for Theatre3.00
Advanced principles of design as related to technical, historic, and contemporary theatre production. Instructor consent required. Repeatable. Arranged.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
COMM 730Media Studio6.00
Studio/laboratory-based course designed to teach knowledge and skills necessary to participate in and produce educational video programs. Students explore the disciplines and techniques necessary to work in a real-world video production environment. Prerequisite: COMM 561 suggested and consent of instructor. Summer Only.
COMM 775Internship3.00 - 9.00
Supervised work in professional communication industries and settings. May include collateral reading, reports, and conferences with faculty supervisor. Major emphasis in the area of the internship, must have a signed Affiliation Agreement with organization with which you are interning on file in Communicating Arts Office, contract prior to registration and consent of the Communicating Arts Department chair. The application for internship including written consent from the external agency (Affiliation Agreement) must be submitted to the department chair 30 days prior to enrollment. Arranged.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
COMM 780Thesis3.00 - 6.00
Individual thesis research in Communication, Media, or Theatre. An outline of the proposed thesis must be approved by the advisor and the Communicating Arts Department Chair, and a contract completed before registration. Arranged.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed COMM 701 and COMM 702.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
COMM 789Comm Arts Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
COMM 795Special Topics Seminar3.00
This department periodically offers specially designed seminars on any number of diverse topics within Communicating Arts.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
COMM 798Independent Study3.00 - 6.00
Graduate-level independent investigation and/or production in Communication, Media or Theatre. Project designed in consultation with the instructor and a contract prior to enrollment. Arranged.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
COMM 799Intern Teaching in Communication3.00
Student assists and works with a graduate faculty member in teaching a lower-division, undergraduate Communicating Arts course. Practical work in structuring and presenting the consent of one or more selected units of course under the supervision of the instructor of record. Repeatable. Instructor and department chair consent and a contract prior to registration. Arranged.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
 
COUN - Guidance & Counselor Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
COUN 630Intro to Counseling3.00
Intro to UW-Superior Couseling Program.
COUN 681Seminar in Counseling1.00 - 3.00
Studies of selected problems and topics in counseling. May be repeated for credit provided a different topic or problem is studied.
COUN 681Seminars in Counselor Education0.50 - 3.00
Selected topics and problems in counselor education. May be taken in several units provided a different topic or problem is studied each time.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
COUN 702Counseling Theories3.00
Analysis of counseling theories and practices. Examines several of the major theories -- historic and current -- of counseling. Serves as an introduction to the field of counseling and to illustrate the diversity of theoretical approaches which exist. Students develop a preliminary theoretical philosophy of counseling. One of three courses -- COUN 702, 704, 706 -- that serve as a foundation to the profession and the program.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
COUN 704Introduction to Counseling3.00
Overview of the counseling profession and its areas of specialization, training, and concern. Examines program development and administration, relevant laws and applications, as well as one's professional identity as a counseling professional. One of three courses -- COUN 702, 704, 712 -- that serve as a foundation to the profession and program.
COUN 706Pre-practicum3.00
Introduces counseling skill development, emphasizing the skills essential in the interview and rapport-building process. Students develop a thorough understanding of the counseling process as well as the role and function of the counselor. Students also develop a self-awareness so the counselor-client relationship is therapeutic and so the counselor sets and maintains appropriate professional boundaries. Examines ethical and legal considerations inherent in the counseling process.
Prerequisites:
COUN 702, 704, and 712 are prerequisites for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
COUN 708Organization and Administration of School Guidance and Other Pupil Services3.00
Overview of essential school counseling services and the role and function of the school counselor with emphasis on developing, and managing, and evaluating a comprehensive counseling program within the realms of an entire school. Covers the seven pupil services content standards and additional information pertaining to the other members of the pupil service team with whom the counselor works. Integrates special education, technology, legal and ethical issues.
Typically Offered:
Summer Only
COUN 712Family Counseling3.00
Introduction to family systems theory and family therapy techniques. Students develop an understanding of the current epistemological base of family system's theory, major contributors, and specifically review structural, strategic, behavioral and communications approaches to family counseling. Students review the organization and dynamics of their own families, coming to understand how their families impact their world perceptions and everyday behavior.
Typically Offered:
Other, Refer to Catalog
COUN 713Adv Tech Counseling/Psytherapy3.00
Practice and application of advanced counselors procedures.
COUN 714Family Group Systems3.00
Integrates, at the next level of professional competence, the family theory and family counseling techniques presented in COUN 712 Family Counseling. Assumes students are seeking skill development that will assist in meeting "family counselor" professional certification standards, (state and/or national certifications). Further assumes students have explored their own family issues and will continue to do so through this course, as the course is in part experiential. Students closely review the isomorphic processes reflected within their own familial systems that are reflected in their counseling approach and theory preferences. Students assume the professional functions of a family counselor through current literature, development of professional vita, and exploration of certification. At the successful conclusion of this course, students are assumed to be ready to provide supervised family counseling service.
Prerequisites:
COUN 712 is prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
COUN 716Couple and Marital Counseling3.00
While the concept of family seems to be defined and redefined through generational context, the need of the individual to be "affiliated" continues to highlight the dyadic relationship's importance to the emotional and social survival of the individual. This course explores intimate dyadic relationships and their importance to the concept of family, family development, and society. Reviews select couple and family dynamics such as basic assumptions of human intimacy (variations), marriage (dissolution and remarriage), mate selection, communications, human sexuality, family crisis, parenting, and aging. Through lectures, experiential exercises, reading, and class discussion, family theory and techniques are integrated and provide conceptualizations toward therapeutic intervention.
Prerequisites:
COUN 712 is prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
COUN 718Family Crisis Intervention3.00
Designed to continue the student's counseling skill development in family systems counseling by focusing on the problem areas of family crises and "pre- and post-divorce dispute." Students are provided with a theoretical base to model crisis and dispute resolution techniques and to therapeutically intervene.
Prerequisites:
COUN 712 is prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Other, Refer to Catalog
COUN 720Counseling Children3.00
Focuses on how the counselor can facilitate self-expression in the counseling context with clients, primarily children, who may have difficulty expressing themselves verbally. Developmental theories and issues that shape children's adjustment to school and to their community form the foundations of the course. Basic solution-oriented brief counseling and consultative techniques are integrated for work with parents and teachers.
Typically Offered:
Summer Only
COUN 722Counseling Adolescents3.00
Adolescents represent a clientele in transition. This course examines key aspects in their development (biological, cognitive, emotional, and social) and their relationships in the various contexts that influence behaviors and attitudes. Common issues of adolescence as well as various interventions are covered from a developmental context. Students learn how to facilitate client self-expression primarily through brief therapeutic techniques and how to consult with supervising adults. While the focus is on normal development, course also touches on at-risk/problematic behavior and thoughts.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
COUN 724Behavior Modification3.00
Principles of learning theory and behavior management techniques. Students learn how to apply these principles and techniques to aid individuals in the change process. Students plan, implement, and evaluate a self-change project which will demonstrate their understanding of the theory and techniques of behavioral self-management.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
COUN 726Developmental Guidance and Counseling3.00
Developing the knowledge, skills, and expertise necessary to teach developmental lessons in the classroom that are appropriate to all ages. Covers classroom management. Students, using the ASCA and Wisconsin Developmental Models, develop a set of lessons (perhaps based on monthly themes) specific to the ages of the children they intend to counsel. Emerging problems in the schools, such as bullying, sexual harassment, and abuse are covered. Class covers the 10 WDPI Teacher and Pupil Services Standards.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
COUN 728Career Counseling3.00
Provides an understanding of theories of vocational choice and vocational development. Students learn methods of evaluating, promoting, and enhancing, vocational development in individuals from a diversity of backgrounds. They examine ethical and legal considerations inherent in the career counseling process. Also emphasizes student application of traditional and technology based career assessment techniques. Students participate in experiential activities that focus on the career development of themselves and others.
Typically Offered:
Summer Only
COUN 730Human Growth and Development3.00
Surveys the key physical, cognitive, and social-emotional milestones across the life-span, how these interact with an individual's adaptation ability, and the implications for mental health professionals. Focuses on 1) the key concepts of the major theories of development; 2) examination of normal developmental stages across the life-span and the influence of social forces differences in development based on sex/gender, age, class, race, ability, and cultural background; psychosocial adaptation in the school/work, family, and peer systems; and implications for mental health and school counseling professionals. Includes legal and ethical issues and strategies for interventions to enhance development.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
COUN 732Addictive Behaviors3.00
In-depth survey of addictive behaviors currently being treated by human service professionals. Reviews intervention and treatment models for such addictions as alcohol, gambling, food, relationships and sex. Commonalities of behavior between addictions will be reviewed toward development of a general theory of addictions.
Typically Offered:
Other, Refer to Catalog
COUN 734Chemical Dependency and the Family3.00
Assessment and intervention techniques with individuals and families in which one or more other family members is chemically dependent. Specific techniques to intervene with spouses of alcoholics, children of alcoholics (minor children and/or adults) and extended family members are included. Also reviews the impact of other addictive behaviors on the family.
Typically Offered:
Other, Refer to Catalog
COUN 735Assessment Techniques3.00
Designed to increase familiarity with a variety of psychology tests. Addresses basic measurement constructs such as reliability, validity, etc. Students learn to critique tests and inventories used in counseling. The experiential component of tis course involves taking a number of tests, and a lab fee is charged.
COUN 736Counseling Specific Populations3.00
Allows students to conduct a major research paper in their specific area of interest. The common theme is stress/stressors, what they are, how they affect us, ways to prevent, to respond, and to treat in general and then specific to each group.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
COUN 738Multi-Cultural Counseling3.00
Students conduct an in-depth self-analysis regarding the manner in which counselor and client values, perceptions, attitudes, acculturative experiences, and communication styles impact the counseling process. Students are encouraged to conduct an in-depth cultural self-analysis regarding the issues they have inherited from their own culture as it relates to helping multicultural clients. Furthermore, students learn theories, skills, and cross cultural counseling strategies necessary in working with ethnically and culturally diverse clients. The cross-cultural counseling strategies include both group and individual techniques. Students examine any ethical and legal considerations inherent in the counseling process in regards to clients from a diversity of backgrounds. Designed for counselors already working in the field, and current graduate counseling students. Also helpful for any professional who regularly deals with multicultural individuals.
Typically Offered:
Summer Only
COUN 740Counseling and Human Sexuality3.00
Provides counselors with a contemporary understanding of human sexuality and gender issues, myths, and problems (physical/biological, emotional, social, cultural) for people (married and not) considering, engaging in, and/or "recovering" from sexual relationships. Includes interventions and treatment approaches. While the course is a requirement for Marriage and the Family Therapist Licensure, it is open to all interested counseling students.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
COUN 742Psychopathology3.00
Study of abnormal behavior, including classification of various disorders, descriptions of causal factors, methods of assessment, prevention and treatment. Includes examining the current diagnostic system, DSM-IV TR. Students develop an awareness of the limitations of the current diagnostic system along with multicultural and ethical considerations. Also teaches students how to integrate results from psychological assessment into the diagnostic process.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
COUN 743Clinical Evaluation3.00
This course is designed to expose counseling students to evaluative theory and methodology within the professional and clinical context. Students will critically evaluate current research, be exposed to models of program evaluation and learn evidence -based treatments and strategies for evaluating counseling outcomes in clinical mental health settings. Additionally, students will acquire skills to apply research findings to practice, analyze data to increase effectiveness and develop measurable outcomes for clinical mental health counseling programs, interventions and treatments.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
COUN 746Ethics in Professional Counseling3.00
Serves the professional needs of Human Service professionals within the area of practice generally referred to as ethics. Assists students in exploring personal values, social expectations/sanctions and professional standards of behavior. Course is in part self-directed and seeks to meet the specific certification and practice needs of the student enrolled. This is a course for students in the last stages of their graduate degree in counseling and/or students who have graduated and are practicing human service professionals.
Typically Offered:
Other, Refer to Catalog
COUN 748Professional Foundations Paper1.00
Development and writing of required position paper concurrent with internship semester. Using the topics the paper will cover (humanity, personality, and counseling), students will read and discuss relevant material designed to help them articulate a formal counseling philosophy.
COUN 750Practicum3.00
Assists students in making the transition from theoretical understanding of counseling principles and processes to therapeutic process. Students demonstrate knowledge and skills and refine their knowledge and skills in the following areas: integration of his or her theoretical approach to counseling competence in the basic counseling skills with a focus on individual and group counseling as learned in prior coursework; the ability to identify and assess presenting concerns of clients, diagnose problems, and develop treatment plans; and an ability to present case studies, dialogue, and consult with other professionals regarding his or her effectiveness as a counselor.
Prerequisites:
COUN 706 is prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
COUN 752Group Counseling3.00
Introduction to group counseling including an understanding of group processes, techniques, role of group members and leaders, ethics, and culture, selected group phenomena, processing of group dynamics and therapeutic movement, application of theory and theoretical techniques. The student is required to form and lead a group using a theoretical orientation, and to process the experience through tapes and class discussions.
Prerequisites:
COUN 706 is prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
COUN 756Internship-School (preK-12)2.00 - 4.00
Field-based course providing on-the-job practice in counseling with individuals and groups and in the classroom under the guidance of an on-site supervisor and a university faculty supervisor. Weekly group discussions of cases and sharing of work experiences is at the heart of the campus classes. Particular content areas that enhance professional preparation (such as legal and ethical issues, standards, technology) are covered. Students are expected to share their counseling work weekly for supervision and peer review. Counseling Portfolios are completed and readied for submission. Instructor consent required.
Prerequisites:
Completion of COUN 750 and COUN 752 are prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
COUN 758Internship-Community Counseling2.00 - 4.00
Experiential course that integrates counseling theory into practical application under supervision. Off-campus professional work sites provide students practical experience while weekly class sessions provide support/supervision for work-site activities. Students' skill integration will be monitored and modified through class discussion, written assignments, class exercises and one-to-one supervision with instructor. This advanced course seeks to finalize professional readiness. Successful completion is dependent on the assumption of the professional functions and obligations of a human service provider. Each internship is an individual placement that is developed related to the professional needs of the student, the needs of the internship site and the coordination by the internship instructor. Instructor consent required.
Prerequisites:
Completion of COUN 750 and COUN 752 are prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
COUN 759Internship-Human Relations2.00 - 4.00
Field-based course providing on-the-job training, under supervision of on-site supervisors and the internship instructor, in the area of the student's concentration. Students share their work experiences weekly for supervision and peer review. Can be repeated for up to six credits. Instructor consent required.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
COUN 760Introduction to Assessment3.00
Addresses the study of measurement theory and basic statistics needed for understanding assessment. Also focuses on general test construction, appropriate instrument selection with awareness of limitations, multicultural and ethical considerations. Instruments covered focus on psychological and intellectual functioning, and can generally be administered to clients individually or in groups. Students experience the administration, interpretation and reporting of a select sample of assessment tools. Students will be introduced to professional report writing and consequential treatment implications.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
COUN 761Research-Based Program Evaluation2.00
Students develop their understanding of measurement theory, methods and appplications procedures by conducting program evaluation and consultation within a school or community site. The course requires students to advance their research related skills, such as critiquing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting research findings as part of their program evaluation report and program consultation activities.
COUN 778Master's Thesis2.00
Individual research completed in the field of counseling under supervision of a member of a graduate faculty.
 
CPP - Counseling & Psychological Prf
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
CPP 710Consultation & Program Eval3.00
Focuses on skills needed to provide consultation and program evaluation in schools and community agencies, whether to individuals, groups, or organizations. Theories and models of consultation, of systems and organizations and their assessment, and of leadership and the change process will be covered while students are actively involved in the field.
CPP 729Special Topics in Counseling1.00 - 4.00
Studies of selected problems and topics in counseling. May be repeated for credit provided a different topic or problem is studied.
CPP 731Counseling Older Adults1.00 - 4.00
The devleopmental needs of older adults are discussed in relation to mental health needs and disorders, in order to teach individuals in the helping professions appropriate and effective prevention, assessment and intervention skills and approaches to utilized with older adults residing in the community, assisted living and long-term care settings. The use of a multidisciplinary team approach, educational approaches, the need for advocacy and an introduction to case management are included. Provides the opportunity for students who are counseling older adults in community, assisted living or long-term care settings to participate and benefit from an ongoing case consultation process directed to the specail needs of older adult clients. It expands and applies the skillls developed in CPP 731 Counseling Older Adults-Topic Seminar- to a more advanced level of practice through an ongoing case consultation process. It helps students utilize appropriate and effective helping techniques and assists them indealing with the complexities faced while counseling older adults in assisted living and institutional settings.
CPP 742Topics Professional Counseling1.00 - 3.00
Studies of selected problems and topics in counseling. May be repeated for credit provided a different topic or problem is studied.
CPP 754Intern in Coun Elem School2.00 - 4.00
CPP 760Addictive Behaviors3.00
In-depth survey of various addictive behaviors currently being treated by human service professionals. Intervention and treatment models will be reviewed for such addictions as alcohol, gambling, food, relationships, and sex. Commonalities of behavior addictions will be reviewed toward the development of a general theory of addictions.
CPP 762Stat Meth in Psych Research3.00
Fundamental principles of descriptive and inferential statistics as well as more advanced topics including multiple regression, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance and factor analysis. Emphases on interpretation of statistics, their appropriate selection and use, and on mastery of procedures to conduct statistical analysis.
CPP 777Master's Proposal2.00
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Individual research design proposal in psychology under supervision of a graduate faculty member.
CPP 780Intro to School Psychology3.00
Lays the foundation for the School Psychology Program and student's professional development. Covers the history and foundations of the profession; the roles and functions of the school psychologist; legal and ethical issues; professional issues and standards within the profession; the training process and portfolio development; and perspectives on the future of the profession and the need for personal and professional continuing education.
CPP 781Infant,Child,Adolescent Dev Seminar3.00
Seminar reviewing human developmental issues from prenatal through adolescent periods, touching upon normal physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development from both the macro )sociological) and micro (psychological) perspective. Assumes a previous undergraduate course on Psychological Development. Geared to the school psychologist's role and need for a firm bases in developmental theories and application.
CPP 782Child & Adolescent Psyco-pathology Seminar3.00
Seminar reviewing developmental psych-pathology in children and adolescence. Covers etiology, behavioral and emotional manifestations, diagnoses, and interventions possible within the school and in partnerships with community agencies and families. Focuses on areas not covered in CPP 781 and CPP 785. Comprehensive school health issues included.
CPP 783Learning Disabilities Seminar3.00
Seminar on understanding the field of learning disabilities, epecially what they are, how they manifest, how they interefere in cognition, learning, memory, and self-expression. An array of modifications and interventions for instruction and curriculum that can be derived from assessments will enhance the seminar discussion.
CPP 784Emergent Tech/Its Application Seminar1.00
Technology is affecting the school psychologist's role in two ways. First, technology is changing the lives of persons who have physical disabilities, enabling them to participate in the learning process more fully. School psychologists need to know what is available and when it is appropriately applicable for a student. Second, technology is also affecting general education and instruction as well as assessment, interventions, and documentation. Students will become familar with these two areas and provide a case study.
CPP 785Biological Bases of Behavior3.00
Covers the structure, function and development of the nervous system from conception through adolescence. Also covers normal and abnormal physical growth and sexual development. Emphasis places on neurological dysfunctions affecting educational progress, including brain trauma, attention deficit disorder and dyslexia, and pathologies due to diseases, anoxia or environmental toxins. Includes a review of chronic childhood illnesses and their relevance to the educational needs of the child. Included throughout are issues of plasticity and prognosis, relevance to psychodiagnostic testing and appropriate educational and medical intervention strategies.
CPP 786Cognition, Learning & Instruction3.00
School psychologists are asked to assess, diagnose, and develop interventions for students identified with learning concerns. To do this problem solving they need to have a working understanding of the theories of learning, higher order thinking, an motivation. They need to have a sense of what is going on as a student learns and carries out skills involved in reading, writing, listening, and problem solving, to know various ways to teach and improve these skills, and to explore what may be interfering with optimal functioning. The course forcuses on developing a working knowledge of these processes.
CPP 789CPP Elective1.00 - 99.00
CPP Elective
CPP 811Psychoeducational Assessment and Intervention4.00
Historical and theoretical bases of intellectual measurement; extensive supervised practice in the administration and interpretation of the Wechsler scales and the Stanford-Binet; and report writing that focuses on integration of test data with other assessment information (0pen only to School Psychology students).
CPP 812Psyco-educational Assessmentt Lab1.00 - 2.00
Ongoing practice in administration, scoring, interpreting and report writing of the Wechsler and or other required psyco-educational tests.
CPP 813Behavior/Personality Assmt3.00
Theories of personality and social basis of behavior. Methods of assessing behavior and personality in individuals and integrating the results with other data.
CPP 814Early Childhood Assess & Intervention1.00
Prerequsite: CPP 751. Study of preschool development (birth to 5), the components, rationale, administration, and validity of screening batteries. Specific reference is made to the value of such batteries in the identification of children with exceptional educational needs.
CPP 861Reg Education Prac/Seminar2.00
The practicum part of the course is in a regular education classroom designed to acquaint the student with the teacher's role and responsibility, the school's philosophy, organization, and impact on the community, and the normal behavior and learning processes of students in the classroom. Involves 100 clock hours of participation in the classroom under supervision of a teacher. A seminar component is held weekly in which students' experiences in the classroom are related to readings on issues that put children at risk for school difficulties. Topics include but are not limited to bilingual education, poverty and homelessness, minority status, ethnicity, and cultural differences, and giftedness.
CPP 862Special Education Practicum & Seminar2.00
The practicum part of the course is in a special education classroom designed to acquaint the student with the teacher's role and responsibilities, the children's various exceptional needs (educational and psychological), special education curriculum adaptations, and the politics of inclusion in the regular classroom. Involves 100 clock hours of participation in various special education classrooms. A seminar component relates the students' experiences to related readings on curriculum and instructional methods, special education organization and legislation, pupil services and assessment teams, and IEP processes.
CPP 863Practicum Experience in Psychology3.00
Practicum to help the student demonstrate attained competencies in her/his area of specialization. The field experience is under direction of an appropriately experienced, credentialed professional and supervised by a faculty member. All clinical experiences must be arranged by the course instructor. Involves a minimum of 300 clock hours and weekly supervision and seminar. May be repeated once for credit.
CPP 864Supervised Prac School Psyc3.00
Prerequisites CPP 811 and instructor's approval . Provides opportunity to experience various roles frequently expected of school psychologists. Includes 300 clock hours of supervised experience directed and supervised in the schools by a certified school psychologist and from the university by the course instructor. Supported by a three-hour weekly seminar that reviews legal and ethical concerns, standards of behavior, alternate delivery of service models, prevention, interventions, and remediation techniques. Understanding of bias in testing is developed through seminar discussions and direct experience with the multicultured child.
CPP 865Advanced Supervised Practicum in School Psychology3.00
Prerequisite: successful completion of CPP 864. Field-based course in a school psychological setting with emphasis on: therapeutic relationships within the school setting, sensitivity to bias in testing, and systems analysis in public school settings. Includes 300 clock hours of supervised experience directed in the schools by a fully certified experienced School Psychologist and from the University by the course instructor. Supported by a three-hour weekly seminar that reviews and integrates all direct and indirect skills and earlier school psychology program topic areas.
CPP 868Internship II2.00
Required for national licensure and the Education Specialist. It is the culminating experience through which all students are expected to demonstrate the integration of knowledge and skills. The student is under regular contract with a school district, works in school settings, and takes part in the full array of school psychology services. The student is supervised by a fully certified school psychologist and student and supervisor work collaboratively with the university internship supervisor. The internship is usually done over two semesters on a full-time employment basis but can be taken over a two-year period at half time.
CPP 869Internship II2.00
Required for national licensure and the Education Specialist. It is the culminating experience through which all students are expected to demonstrate the integration of knowledge and skills. The student is under regular contract with a school district, works in school settings, and takes part in a full array of school psychology services. The student is supervised by a fully certified school psychologist and student and supervisor work collaboratively with the university internship supervisor. The internship is usually done over two semesters on a full-time employment basis but can be taken over a two-year period at half-time.
CPP 870Internship In Counseling1.00 - 5.00
Involvement in a cooperative school or community agency practicing collaboratively by qualified staff and University staff. May be repeated for up to 10 semester credits. Prerequisite: (1) Master's degree with a major in counseling or the equivalent.
CPP 877Thesis Proposal1.00 - 5.00
Individual research design proposal in school psychology under supervision of the graduate School Psychology faculty. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
CPP 878Thesis2.00
Required of all Education Specialist students. Individual research completed in the field of school psychology under supervision of a member of the School Psychology graduate faculty. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
CPP 885Advanced Topics in School Psychology1.00 - 4.00
Special seminars on topics of interest in the continuing professional development of the Provisional School Psychologist and the School Psychologist. On demand.
CPP 886Special and Student-Initiated Seminars2.00 - 4.00
This program offers a specially designed seminar or student-initiated seminar when there is sufficient student interest to warrant. On demand
CPP 890Advanced Independent Study1.00 - 6.00
Planning, execution, and report of original research or specail study of topic in or related to School Psychology. It is expected that such research would be at an advanced level and would be appropriate for publication in professional journals in School Psychology. Approval of the faculty advisor who will guide the research must be obtained before registration. Open only to persons with Provisional School Psychologist or School Psychologist certification or demand.
 
CSCI - Computer Science
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
CSCI 601Formal Models for Computer Security4.00
Survey of formal mathematical models for computer security with in-depth examination of important features and characteristics. Includes an investigation of mathematical properties of these models as well as related cryptographic and system implementations. The models include classical lattice-based models as well as modern policy-based models such as the Bell-LaPadula model, no interference models, hybrid models, integrity models, and miscellaneous formal verification techniques. Prerequisite: MATH 310, CSCI 270. Offered as needed.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
CSCI 681Special Topics1.00 - 4.00
Graduate level investigation of one or more topics of current interest. Not intended for independent study projects. May be repeated, but no more than a total of eight credits may be earned from both MATH 681 and CSCI 681.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
 
ECED - Early Childhood Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ECED 681Seminars in Early Childhood0.50 - 4.00
Selected topics and problems in the area of early childhood. May be taken in several units provided a different topic or problem is studied each time.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
 
ECON - Economics
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ECON 680Economics for Teachers1.00 - 3.00
Provides teachers with basic economic concepts necessary for including economics in the scool curriculum. Prerequisites: Teacher certification required or admission to Teacher Education Department and consent of instructor.
ECON 681Seminar in Economic Issues3.00
In-depth discussion of current economic issues. While the focus will be on the economic aspects, social as well as political elements will be included. Various policy options will be developed, discussed, and analyzed.
ECON 685Current Topics for Economics Education1.00
Presents and explores current economic topics of interest to K-12 teachers who include economics in their teaching. Prerequisites: Teacher certification required or admission to Teacher Education Department and consent of instructor.
 
ED - Educational Foundations
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ED 511Psychological Foundations of Education3.00
A study of theories of learning and their application within the field of education
ED 553School Supervision3.00
A study of the processes and functions of supervision, modern organizational patterns, human and technical skills required for supervision, and the products of supervision
ED 713Motivation in Education3.00
An investigation of theories of motivation and their implications for the educational process
ED 753School Supervision3.00
A study of the processes and functions of supervision, modern organizational patterns, human and technical skills required for supervision, and the products of supervision
 
EDAD - Educational Administration
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
EDAD 689EDAD Elective1.00 - 3.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
EDAD 700Administrative Leadership3.00
Study of selected theories and research relating to individual and group behaviors in K-12 educational organizations with emphasis on leadership characteristics of educational administrators, including participatory management, long-range strategic planning and change-agent processes. Particular emphasis given to human relations skills as well as oral and written communication skills needed by public school leaders.
EDAD 701The Director of Instruction3.00
A study of the various factors which will provide the student with foundations of research, theory, and best practices in instructional leadership and school.
EDAD 703Organization and Administration of American School Systems3.00
Study of the administrative process and introduction to the theoretical concepts and issues affecting the administration of PK-12 education systems.
EDAD 709Directed Study-Administrative Vision of Learning1.00 - 3.00
Directed study by the graduate faculty member to the graduate student in the Administrative Vision of Learning contexts of Educational Administration.
EDAD 710Supervision of Instruction3.00
Study of the function of supervision and evaluation of personnel is designed to assist in the development of programs which will be appropriate to respective school positions and settings. Prepares any member of an organization for the instructional leadership role which requires program planning, evaluation, human relations, and oral and written communication skills.
EDAD 711Curriculum Management and Development K-123.00
Study of the theories and related practices of curriculum development and curriculum organization in American schools. Focuses on methods, materials and strategies in the development, organization and delivery of curriculum in the American K-12 school system. Special emphasis given to development and interpretation of philosophical statements and management. Attention given to utilization of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction curriculum guides.
EDAD 719Directed Study-Administration of Student Learning and Staff Growth1.00 - 3.00
Directed study by the graduate faculty member to the graduate student in the Administration of Student Learning and Staff Growth contexts of Educational Administration.
EDAD 720School Business Administration3.00
Study of fiscal and material resource management and budgeting of K-12 school systems, including school finance, taxation and contract law with emphasis on the principles that should serve to guide the decision-making process.
EDAD 721The Principalship3.00
Study of the roles and responsibility of the school principal, with emphasis on development of effective instructional leadership skills for the various levels. Deals with the operational tasks of the principalship at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Response to contemporary and anticipated problems affecting the elementary and secondary schools are based on tested theory, research and applied practice.
EDAD 728Diversity, Equity and Equality in Schools3.00
Examination of issues related to inequities and inequalities in PK-12 schools. Explores diversity in education from a historical perspective to inform institutional practices regarding race, culture, class, and gender. Considers power dynamics, pedagogy, and ideologies that frame education in a democratic society.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
EDAD 729Directed Study - Administration of Organization, Operations and Resources1.00 - 3.00
Directed study by the graduate faculty member to the graduate student in the Administration of Organization, Operations and Resources contexts of Educational Administration.
EDAD 730Administration and Supervision Of Special Education and Pupil Services3.00
Study of leadership and administrative paradigms of special education and pupil services PK-12. Emphasis on exceptional educational needs programming knowledge base for inclusive administrative leadership. Emphasis on special needs programming knowledge base not the prominent responsibility of regular or special education.
EDAD 731Administration and Supervision of Pupil Sevices3.00
Study of leadership and administrative paradigms of pupil services in educational settings PK-12. Emphasis on special needs programming knowledge base not the prominent responsibility of regular or special education.
EDAD 739Directed Study - Administration of Diverse Community Interests1.00 - 3.00
Directed study by the graduate faculty member to the graduate student in the Administration of Diverse Community Interests contexts of Educational Administration.
EDAD 741Conflict Resolution and Mediation in K-12 Educational Settings3.00
Study in the understanding of conflict and handling such in the educational setting. Recognition of the role of communication to express conflict and knowledge of resolution techniques, different approaches to negotiations and basic mediation skills for administrators in the K-12 setting. Also explores the phenomena of school violence and means to respond.
EDAD 749Directed Study-Ethical Manner in Educational Administration1.00 - 3.00
Directed study by the graduate faculty member to the graduate student in the ethical manner contexts of Educational Administration.
EDAD 750School Law3.00
Study of the legal framework within which school district employees must operate. Emphasis on laws and sources of laws which affect students and instruction.
EDAD 750Org & Admin of American Ed3.00
EDAD 751Elementary School Principalship2.00 - 3.00
The changing role and responsibilities of the elementary school principal, with special emphasis upon the development of leadership skills and the unique mission of the elementary school. Responses to contemporary and anticipated problems affecting the elementary school are based upon refined and tested theory, research data, and applied practices
EDAD 756Curriculum Development3.00
Trends in curriculum construction; the principles and procedures for selecting instructional activities and materials on both the elementary and secondary levels; and determination of principles and procedures by which changes in the curriculum may be made and evaluated.
EDAD 758Secondary School Curriculum3.00
A study of up-to-date materials and methods in the secondary school curriculum, recent developments in curriculum, and new topics of curricula.
EDAD 759Directed Study-Political, Social, and Economic Contexts of Educational Administration1.00 - 3.00
Directed study by the graduate faculty member to the graduate student in the political, social, and economic contexts of educational administration.
EDAD 760Practicum - Director of Special Education and Pupil Services3.00 - 6.00
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience (i.e. 200 Special Education and 120 Pupil Services) and seminar in a grades PK-12 Director of Special Education and Pupil Services setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits and permission of the instructor and EDAD Director of Field Experiences.
EDAD 761Practicum - School Business Administration3.00 - 6.00
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience and seminar in a School Business Administration setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits and permission of the instructor and EDAD Director of Field Experiences.
EDAD 762Practicum - PreK-12 Principal3.00 - 6.00
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience and seminar in a grades PK-12 Principalship setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits and permission of the instructor and EDAD Director of Field Experiences.
EDAD 763Practicum- PreK-12 Director Of Instruction3.00 - 6.00
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience and seminar in a grades PK-12 Director of Instruction setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits and permission of the instructor and EDAD Director of Field Experiences.
EDAD 768Research In Educational Administration3.00
Students examine procedures for conducting applied research in educational administration. Focuses on the structures and processes of educational practice with the goal of developing knowledge that is directly useful to practitioners.
EDAD 781Independent Study (Masters)1.00 - 3.00
Provides the student an opportunity to study a specific school-related problem. Structured Educational Administration coursework may not be taken as independent study. The study should be completed at least two weeks prior to the end of the semester in which the credits are to be recorded. Permission of instructor.
EDAD 789EDAD Elective1.00 - 99.00
EDAD Elective
EDAD 790Directed Studies In EDAD(Mstrs)1.00 - 3.00
Study of a selected area of educational administration at the master's degree level as designed for a specific group of students. Pass-Fail.
EDAD 801Grant Writing3.00
Study of securing external funding support by school leaders in public and private settings for constructivist educational programs consistent with grant preparation guidelines established by the United States Department of Education.
EDAD 809Externship-Administrative Vision of Learning1.00 - 3.00
Professional development seminar designed for the practicing school administrator. Emphasis on synthesizing the theory, research and wisdoms of practice of educational administration as related to challenges of practicing school administration to ISLLC Standard #1. Pass-Fail. Enrollment limited to practicing educational administrators. Topics: Administrative Vision of Learning ISLLC #1, Wisconsin State Standard 2.
EDAD 810School Human Resources3.00
Comprehensive study of K-12 instructional and non-instructional personnel planning, information management, recruitment, selection, induction, appraisal, staff development, compensation, continuity of service, collective bargaining, grievance procedures and employee contract administration.
EDAD 819Externship-Administration of Student Learning and Staff Growth1.00 - 3.00
Professional development seminar designed for the practicing school administrator. Emphasis on synthesizing the theory, research and wisdoms of practice of educational administration as related to challenges of practicing school administration to ISLLC Standard #2. Pass-Fail. Enrollment limited to emerging and practicing educational administrators. Topics: Administration of Student Learning and Staff Growth, ISLLC #2, Wisconsin State Standard 3.
EDAD 820The Superintendency3.00
Study of the role and responsibilities of the school superintendent with emphasis on the job competency needed for that leadership role. Topics focus on school improvement through organizational and instructional leadership, assessment and long-range planning, political theory and skills, crisis management, and careful allocation of district resources.
EDAD 821Data Management3.00
Designed for school business personnel pursuing a graduate degree in school business administration. Subject matter will include building files, updating file content, information retrieval and analyses of data associated with school operations.
EDAD 822Education Risk Management3.00
This course emphasis is on risk management for K-12 schools. The assumption is that risk can be managed if identified prior to loss and isurance is an important tool for that purpose. Students will complete problem sets which requires knowledge of property liability, employee benefits, vehicle insurance and worker's compensation.
EDAD 823Education Budget and Accounting3.00
Designed for school business personnel pursuing a graduate degree in school business administration. Focuses on design and application of budgeting and accounting procedures such as coding transactions, designing balance sheets, journals and ledgers using spreadsheet programs.
EDAD 824Educational Program Planning and Evaluation3.00
Advanced-level study of theory and research/practice in association with the organization and operation of public schools. Emphasis on self-analysis of supervisory-administrative style as it relates to the process of supervision involved in performance tasks. Additional focus on program planning and evaluation as related to theory and research/practice in public schools.
EDAD 825Facilities Planning and Utilization3.00
Study of the principles, techniques, and procedures used in planning of educational facilities in K-12 systems. Emphasis on the assessment of needs, involvement in the planning process, development of educational specifications, long-range planning and financing. Risk management and insurance issues are covered within the knowledge base.
EDAD 829Externship-Administration of Organization, Operations and Resources1.00 - 3.00
Professional development seminar designed for the practicing school administrator. Emphasis on synthesizing the theory, research and wisdoms of practice of educational administration as related to challenges of practicing school administration to ISLLC Standard #3. Pass-Fail. Enrollment limited to practicing educational administrators. Topics: ISLLC Standard #3.
EDAD 830Diverse School Community Relations3.00
Study of the administrative responsibility for successful diverse community relations with emphasis on the process, principles, channels, opinion sampling and evolving concepts of communication. A program will be developed including policy, objectives, defining publics, determining media, timing and feedback.
EDAD 831Administration and Supervision of Alternative Education3.00
An interdisciplinary approach to alternative education issues and educational reform movements designed to explore administrative knowledge and skill required for diverse educational programming.
EDAD 832Special Education Law3.00
Study of the legal aspects of educating disabled learners under Section 504, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and No Child Left Behind.
EDAD 839Externship-Administration of Diverse Community Interests1.00 - 3.00
Professional development seminar designed for the practicing school administrator. Emphasis on synthesizing the theory, research and wisdoms of practice of educational administration as related to challenges of practicing school administration to ISLLC Standard #4. Pass-Fail. Enrollment limited to practicing educational administrators. Topics: ISLLC Standard #4.
EDAD 840Advancd Personal Leadershp3.00
Study aimed at enhancing personal leadership techniques for practicing school administrators. Provides an opportunity for those administrators who have completed a graduate program to pursue self-improvement studies in a contemporary class setting.
EDAD 841Executive Delegation in Education Settings3.00
A course designed to increase the building or central office administrator's capacity to accomplish needed work achieveing results through effective use of people. Students will be able to identify and use the proper delegation strategy based on the critically of the task and confidence in the resources available through careful analysis of risk.
EDAD 842Professional Ethics for School Administrators3.00
Selected theories and research relating to individual and group behaviors in K-12 educational organizations with emphasis on ethics in public life among professionals, leaders and citizens. Particular emphasis given to political, cultural, business, computer and legal ethics for school leaders.
EDAD 849Externship-Ethical Manner in Educational Administration1.00 - 3.00
Professional development seminar designed for the practicing school administrator. Emphasis on synthesizing the theory, research and wisdoms of practice of educational administration as related to challenges of practicing school administration to ISLLC Standard #5. Pass-Fail. Enrollment limited to practicing educational administrators.
EDAD 849School Bus Management3.00 - 6.00
School Business Management
EDAD 850School Finance and Taxation3.00
Study of the theory and practice of school finance at the local, state, and national levels. Emphasis on the economics of education, public finance, and taxation.
EDAD 851Politics Of Education3.00
Examines the governance structure of education. Focuses on the roles of various political factors and special interest groups in the structure and the emergence of new political roles and initiatives in educational administration.
EDAD 852Educational Business Law3.00
Theory and practice of business law at the local and state levels. Emphasis on governance, contract, liabilitry and employment relations.
EDAD 853Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining for the School Administrator3.00
An examination of the historical and legal framework of labor management practices in public education. The study of the issues, terms, and strategies related to the bargaining process and contract administration.
EDAD 854Advanced Budgeting3.00
Theory and practice of advanced budgeting at the local school district level. Emphasis on the meritorious techniques and standards of excellence in budget development and presentation.
EDAD 859Externship-Political, Social and Economic Contexts of Educational Administration1.00 - 3.00
Professional development seminar designed for the practicing school administrator. Emphasis on synthesizing the theory, research and wisdoms of practice of educational administration as related to challenges of practicing school administration to ISLLC Standard #6. Pass-Fail. Enrollment limited to practicing educational administrators.
EDAD 859Seminar: Educational Administration3.00
Study and application of current issues in educational administration.
EDAD 860Internship:PK-12 /Director of Special Education and Pupil Services3.00 - 6.00
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative internship field experience (i.e. 200 Special Education and 120 Pupil Services) and seminar in a grades PK-12 Director of Special Education and Pupil Services setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits and permission of the instructor and EDAD Director of Field Experiences.
EDAD 861Internship:School Business Administration3.00 - 6.00
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience and seminar in a School Business Administration setting. Prerequisites: Completion of nine EDAD credits and permission of the instructor and EDAD Director of Field Experiences.
EDAD 862Internship: PK-12 Principal3.00 - 6.00
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience and seminar in grades PK-12 Principalship setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits and permission of the instructor and EDAD Director of Field Experiences.
EDAD 863Internship: PK-12 Director of Instruction3.00 - 6.00
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative field experience and seminar in a grades PK-12 Director of Instruction setting. Prerequisite: Completion of nine EDAD credits semester credits and permission of the instructor and EDAD Director of Field Experiences.
EDAD 864Internship: Superintendency3.00 - 6.00
Year-long minimum 320-hour administrative internship in a grades PK-12 superintendency. Prerequisites: Admission to Specialist Degree Program, completion of nine semester credits in Educational Administration beyond the master's program, and permission of the instructor and EDAD Director of Field Experiences.
EDAD 865Statistical Methods Research3.00
Study of statistical design and methodology used in educational research with emphasis given to understandings of appropriate application of statistical tests to educational data. The student studies application of skills developed in basic statistics. Emphasis on the understanding, planning, and execution of statistical studies, descriptive and inferential in approach. Study is conducted with a computer-oriented approach.
EDAD 866Advanced Administrative Analysis3.00
Scholarly work requirement provides the post-graduate student an opportunity to conduct applied scholarship in an educational administration-related project. The research and scholarly paper development is completed under direction of the student's advisor. Guidelines for developing the scholarly work are available from the advisor.
EDAD 866Admin Post Sec Disability Serv3.00
Advanced knowledge base for administrative leadership of post secondary disability services in institutions of higher education. The organization and management of disabled student services operations in post secondary institutions. Models for policy and decision making as well as leadership and supervision issues.
EDAD 867The Ed.S Thesis6.00
Post-graduate degree requirement provides the student an opportunity to conduct a specific school-related research study. Guidelines for developing the proposal and thesis are available from the major advisor of the candidate's committee.
EDAD 868History/Org America Higher Ed3.00
The history of American colleges and universities, from the founding of Harvard in 1636 to present. The history of liberal arts colleges and research universities, with some attention to community college. Organization and functions of colleges and universities. Application of concepts and theories of administration and leadership to institutions of higher education.
EDAD 871Externship In Educational Administration2.00
Experience designed for the practicing school administrator. Emphasis on synthesizing the theory and research of educational administration and other disciplines to the decision-making process as it relates to new and recurring problems of practicing school administration. Pass-Fail. Enrollment limited to practicing educational administrators.
EDAD 872Externship In Educational Administration2.00
Experience designed for the practicing school administrator. Emphasis on synthesizing the theory and research of educational administration and other disciplines to the decision-making process as it relates to new and recurring problems of practicing school administration. Pass-Fail. Enrollment limited to practicing educational administrators.
EDAD 873Externship In Educ Admin1.00 - 3.00
Experience designed for the practicing school administrator. Emphasis on synthesizing the theory and research of educational administration and other disciplines to the decision-making process as it relates to new and recurring problems of practicing school administration. Pass-Fail. Enrollment limited to practicing educational administrators.
EDAD 879Advanced School Law3.00
Advanced study of legal topics needed for senior-level administrators in school districts and educational agencies. Emphasis on contracts administration, employment, collective bargaining, funding, and district operations.
EDAD 880Advanced Politics Of Education3.00
Advanced study of the governance structure of education for senior-level administrators in school districts and educational agencies. Focus on the interaction of political representatives at all levels of governance and/or special interest groups in the educational arena. Emphasis given to local, state and national politics of educational decision making; and the role of pressure groups in the shaping of educational policy at the local, state and national levels.
EDAD 881Independent Study (Spec)1.00 - 3.00
Provides the student an opportunity to study in detail a specific school-related problem. The study should be completed at least two weeks before the end of the semester in which the credits are to be recorded. Structured Educational Administration coursework may not be taken as independent study. Permission of instructor.
EDAD 884Internship:Post Secondary Disability Services Administration6.00
Yearlong minimum 400-hour administrative internship in a directed higher education experience designed to relate ideas and concepts to leadership encountered in a post secondary disability services program. Pass/fail. Prerequisites: Admission to Specialist Degree program, completion of nine semester credits and permission of EDAD director of field experiences.
EDAD 890Directed Studies In EDAD1.00 - 3.00
Study of a selected area of Educational Administration at the Specialist Degree level as designed for a specific group of students.
 
ENGED - English Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ENGED 606Advanced Children's Literature3.00
Advanced study of the various types of fiction and nonfiction literatures published for, used with, or selected by children birth to age 12. Emphasis is on using children's literature across the content areas with best practice instruction. Includes the selection, evaluation, appreciation, and use of children's literature and related media. Explores methods to help develop a child's interest in reading and ability to appreciate quality children's literature.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ENGED 618Middle Level Literature3.00
Study of classic and current readings in middle level literature in conjunction with a discussion of the English language arts and literacy skills and concepts typically addressed in grades 5-8. Engaging instructional strategies and assessment tasks will also be emphasized.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGED 663Advanced Study of Literacy Pre K-33.00
Study of the design and implementation of developmentally appropriate curricula and instruction in the language arts that foster the concept of emergent literacy. Focuses on the development of language (both oral and written) and literacy from birth through third grade.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ENGED 664Advanced Literacy Grades 4-123.00
Study of the design and implementation of language arts curricula and instruction in grades 4-12. Focuses on creating strategic lifelong readers and writers.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ENGED 665Advanced Content Area Literacy3.00
Study of the use of literacy processes in developing student learning in the content areas. Emphasis is on the integration of learning theory and subject matter knowledge in planning instruction which makes profitable use of test and writing to meet curriculum goals.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ENGED 681Seminars in Education1.00 - 3.00
Selected topics and problems in the area of teacher education. May be taken in several units provided a different topic or problem is studied each time.
Typically Offered:
Fall or Spring Terms
ENGED 701Introduction to Reading Difficulties3.00
Investigation of various aspects of reading difficulties so that special reading teachers and classroom teachers can provide effective reading instruction to readers of a variety of abilities. Strategies for diagnosis and remediation of reading difficulties at the elementary and secondary levels will be considered. It is strongly recommended that students in this course enroll in ENGED 702 during the following semester.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ENGED 702Reading Difficulties Practicum3.00
Practicum in which theories and instructional strategies learned in ENGED 701 are put into practice as the student plans and conducts a program of diagnosis and instruction for elementary-level and secondary-level readers of a variety of abilities. Clinical experiences are designed to develop the student's skill as a diagnostician and teacher of readers of varying abilities.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ENGED 701.
Typically Offered:
Summer Only
ENGED 705The K-12 Literacy Program3.00
In-depth study of K-12 literacy programs. Emphasis is on characteristics of effective school literacy programs and methods of planning, developing, and evaluating effective programs.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ENGED 709History of Reading3.00
Exploration of philosophical orientations to literacy instruction with a study of the research base. Students will investigate the history of literacy instruction as well as the most important research studies to affect instruction.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ENGED 751MSE-Reading Portfolio0.00
Capstone experience of the student's program demonstrating professional growth through reflections on best-practice skills and knowledge gained throughout the coursework. Satisfactory completion of the portfolio as ascertained by the student's program advisor fulfills the state of Wisconsin portfolio requirement for licensure.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ENGED 752Educational Research Project3.00
A literacy research project designed and carried out by a student with the advice and approval of the research advisor. Research advisor consent is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ENGED 781Independent Study2.00 - 4.00
Specially designed study to allow the graduate student to pursue specific areas of need or interest. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
 
ENGL - English
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ENGL 505The Novel3.00 - 6.00
Study of selected Spanish and Latin-American novels. May be repeated for credit with different authors.
ENGL 510Adolescent Literature3.00
'Study of various types of literature in the secondary grades.
ENGL 517Modern Brit & American Lit3.00
Intensive study of works of major British and American writers from 1900 to 1945. Prerequisite: Six credits of literature or consent of instructor. This course is offered in alternate years with ENGL 318/518.
ENGL 520The American Short Story3.00
ENGL 542Politics in Lit, Film & Televi3.00
Order as a political and aesthetic concept; the relation of contemporary American political thought and experience and its expression in current art forms; focus on the capacity of American political novels and films to represent and advance political ideas for a mass audience; the role of television in influencing political choices. Cross-listed as ENGL 342/542.
ENGL 567Selected British Novels3.00
Study of significant novels by British writers. Prerequisite: Six credits of literature or consent of instructor.
ENGL 640Contemporary American Poetry2.00
Study of significant American poetry since 1945. Prerequisite: Six Credits of literature or consent of instructor.
 
FNS - First Nation Studies
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
FNS 681Counseling the First Nations3.00
Explores counseling theory and application techniques from a First Nations perspective. First Nations world view and linear vs. holistic thinking are principle topics. Group and individual counseling is addressed and practiced. Designed for people in helping professions that deal with First Nations clients. Cross-listed as COUN 481/681.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Every Other Year
FNS 686Special Topics1.00 - 4.00
In-depth study of specialized current topics in First Nations Studies selected by the instructor. May be repeated for credit when instructor and/or topics are different. Instructor's approval required.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
 
GEOG - Geography
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
GEOG 681Special Topics1.00 - 6.00
In-depth study of specialized topics in geography selected by the faculty on the basis of student interest/need. May include workshops, seminars, special issues, etc. Course may be repeated when topics are different. Offered on demand.
 
GEOL - Geology
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
GEOL 681Special Topics1.00 - 4.00
In-depth study of specialized current topics in Geology selected by the faculty on the basis of student/community interest. May include workshops, seminars, field trips, special problems, independent study, etc. May be repeated when topics are different. Offered on demand. Instructor consent required.
 
HHP - Health and Human Performance
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
HHP 521Adapted Human Performance (PE)2.00
Activity selection, curricular development and program implementation in teaching exceptional/special needs students. Includes hands-on intervention with exceptional/special needs students.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 540Organization and Administration of Human Performance, Health & Athletics3.00
Techniques, procedures, and principles of organizing and administering human performance, allied health and athletic programs. Emphasizes administrative structure, legal liability, and facilities management.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 541Principles and Theory of Coaching2.00
Analysis of the role of the coach, including the latest information concerning legal liability, administration/organizational responsibilities; various coaching philosophies, diverse personalities of athletes, developing team cohesion, psychology of coaching and teaching techniques.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed HHP 102, HHP 110, and Sophomore standing.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 562Kinesiology2.00
A review of the basic principles of human biomechanics including an emphasis on the musculoskeletal system and its levers which generate torque to facilitate movement.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 563Exercise Physiology3.00
Introductory lecture and laboratory course examining the acute and chronic physiological responses to exercise. The lecture portion covers the sub-cellular and metabolic responses to exercise, followed by the systemic responses (neuromuscular, endocrine, cardiopulmonary) as well as body composition, environmental factors, gender, aging and training principles. The laboratory section allows students to accent the lecture portion with hands-on laboratory experiences.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HHP 282 and HLTH 264 and HLTH 265 or BIOL 270 and BIOL 280.
HHP 566Principles Of Nutrition3.00
Lecture-discussion course covering the basics of human nutrition including the macro and micro nutrients, the role of nutrition in health, weight loss and weight gain practices, erogenic aids and supplements. Also addresses nutrition through the lifespan and global implications. Students required to complete a comprehensive research paper.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HHP 110, HLTH 264, HLTH 265, or BIOL 270, and BIOL 280.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 567Human Sexuality3.00
Covers the biological, sociological, and psychological dimensions of human sexuality. Special emphasis on the education aspects.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 622Adaptive Human Performance (PE) Fieldwork1.00 - 8.00
Work experience with exceptional/special needs individuals. Each credit equals approximately 36 hours of on-the-job experience outside the university.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 624Coaching Students with Special Needs1.00 - 4.00
Theory, principles and practical application of coaching sports for exceptional/special needs students. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course. On demand.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 638Measurement and Evaluation for Human Performance2.00
Introduction to the field of measurement, evaluation and research in human performance. Students are required to complete an independent research project related to their intended profession. Basics of a research proposal, Institutional Review Board and power point presentations are covered.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 656Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology2.00
Psychological and scientific principles as they pertain to understanding participants, sport and exercise environments, group processes, and performance, enhancing health and well-being and facilitating psychological growth and development.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 660Cardiovascular Diagnostics3.00
Introductory survey of theoretical considerations and practical applications of electrocardiography and other cardiac interventions.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 669Pathophysiology of Disease\Prevention and Control3.00
Introductory course of basic pathophysiology including epidemiological basics, infectious and non-infectious diseases, systemic responses, and an in-depth study of the leading causes of death in the United States and Canada (coronary heart disease, cancer, pulmonary disease), as well as common disorders (muscular, skeletal, neurological, gastrointestinal, urological and reproductive systems.) Students are required to complete a comprehensive research paper.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HHP 670Community and Environmental Health3.00
Survey of health and environmental issues as they relate to the global community. The organizations, resources and personnel involved in promotion and maintenance of the health of a community. Also examines health education theories as they relate to creating a professional health promotion plan.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HHP 102, HHP 110, and Junior class standing.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HHP 671Senior Seminar: Community Health Promotion3.00
Development, implementation, and administration of community health promotion programs.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 690Independent Study1.00 - 6.00
Intensive investigation of various phases, trends and/or programs in health or human performance. Each student presents a thorough paper on a selected phase, trend or problem in human performance.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Junior class standing, 3.0 grade point average, and consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 691Fieldwork1.00 - 12.00
Varied opportunities to work in field settings. Each credit equals approximately 36 hours of on-the-job experience outside the university. Normally open to juniors and seniors. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 692Experiential Learning1.00 - 12.00
Credit for certain non-classroom experiences on campus. Normally open to juniors and seniors. Credit for experience is normally sought prior to its occurrence. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 694Workshop1.00 - 8.00
Short-term, activity/health oriented course in a specialized area. Instructor consent is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 695Current Topics Seminar1.00 - 12.00
Advanced seminar on major contemporary developments in the area of human performance and athletics.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 696Internship10.00 - 20.00
On-the-job experience with community agencies to provide students with realistic opportunities to apply their skills to practical problems. A student must work at a site a minimum of 450 hours to receive internship credit. Field Experiences Director's consent is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HHP 700Research Seminar3.00
Advanced seminar to instruct students on the procedures and sources for obtaining the latest information in the field and to provide a forum for discussion of advances in the field. Emphasis on library research, bibliographic data retrieval, writing a seminar paper, and oral presentation of the seminar paper.
Prerequisites:
Consent of cooperating Instructor and Department Chair.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 701Legal Liability in Human Performance and Athletics3.00
Case study approach to liabilities that may be encountered by schools and community agencies in their human performance, athletic, intramural and recreational programs. Interpretation of legal precedents and their implications for the organization and management of sports, including, equipment, facilities, supervision, transportation, and handling of injuries.
Prerequisites:
Consent of cooperating Instructor and Department Chair.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 702Administration of Athletics3.00
Independent study of the administrative techniques, policies and procedures necessary to successfully administer athletic programs, including current administrative problems.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 703Supervision of Human Performance3.00
History, philosophy, principles and techniques of supervising human performance in the elementary and secondary schools. Professional qualities and preparation of supervisors of student teachers in human performance will also be included.
Prerequisites:
Consent of cooperating Instructor and Department Chair.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HHP 704Human Performance Curriculum Development3.00
Current types of instructional programs in elementary, middle and senior high schools. Emphasizes techniques of planning functional human performance curricula considering facilities and staff.
Prerequisites:
Consent of cooperating Instructor and Department Chair.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
 
HIST - History
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
HIST 500The Old Testament and Its Times3.00
A survey of the history of the Hebrew people and their contributions within the context of other civilizations during the Old Testament period. The course will examine ideas and institutions which have contributed to the western tradition.
HIST 503The Ancient Greeks2.00
A study of change, particularly in ancient thinking, from preHomeric Neolithic and Bronze Age thought to Homeric and archaic modes, followed by the high civilization of classical Athens, and decline of the city and the rise of cosmopolis.
HIST 512The Age of The Renaissance 1300-15003.00
France, England and the Hundred Years' War; the decline of the papacy; the Great Schism; the Conciliar Movement; the growth of Capitalism and the break-up of the Manorial System; the age of the Renaissance in Italy and in the North; and the age of Exploration.
HIST 513The Age of The Reformation 1500-16483.00
The Protestant Reformation on the continent and in the British Isles; the Catholic Reformation; the Jesuits and the Council of Trent; the growth of the Spanish, French and English monarchies; the revolt in the Netherlands and the Civil War in England; the Thirty Years' War; economic change under the impact of the New World; and cultural achievements and the new scientific outlook.
HIST 542Modern State/France 1815-3.00
Study in depth of the evolution of a modern political society us-ing the French experience as the model. Two monarchical, one imperial and four republican constitutions will be analyzed in their function for a rapidly evolving society. Code 2.
HIST 565Society and Culture of The Lake Superior Region3.00
Issues and events to be discussed will include land and water, Native Americans and furs; French and English; Americans and Canadians; seekers and settlers; lumbering and mining; transportation and tourism; fishing and shipbuilding; and economy and environment today.
HIST 566History of Modern India3.00
The history of the Indian people as a whole from the rise of British power, through tthe gradual transformation of Indian society; culminating in Ghandi and the national movement, independence, Nebru and more recent political developments.
HIST 575Women in American Thought3.00
Examination of the social role of women in American history. Emphasis on the experiences and thoughts of prominent American women as well as the position of minority women in American life.
HIST 588Canada, Neighbor to The North, To 1850 Canada, Neighbor to The North, Since 18503.00
Comparisons and contrasts New France, rise and fall of the French Empire, attitude towards the American revolution; and the War of 1812; the fur trade and the Great West.
HIST 589History Elective1.00 - 99.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
HIST 599Craft Of Historical Writng3.00
Examines the methods his-torians employ in searching, classifying, and interpreting data. Their different views of past events will be evaluated. Students will act as critics and writers of history. Code 9.
HIST 672Thought and Culture in Early America3.00
A survey of ideas and movements that helped shape American culture and its ideas; Puritanism and Quakerism; Enlightenment and the Great Awakening; Revolution, Transcendentalism, and Reform.
HIST 689History Elective1.00 - 99.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
HIST 692Ethnic History of the United States2.67
HIST 695Special and Student Initiated Seminar1.00 - 3.00
This department offers a specially designed seminar or student-initiated seminar when interest warrants. In certain circumstances this course can be adapted to serve as the capstone experience. For further information see Special or Student-Initiated Seminar in the index of this catalog. Code will depend on topic selected.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HIST 698Study Abroad1.00 - 5.00
Field trips designed to give students direct experiences in foreign countries. Each program includes preparatory reading, orientation meetings, a faculty-supervised study tour, and a detailed written evaluation of learning situations associated with the instructor. With consent of the department chair and content adaptation, programs provided by other agencies can be considered for this credit. Code depends on region visited.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
HIST 699Independent Study1.00 - 3.00
For advanced students majoring or minoring in History who have shown themselves capable of independent work. Each student is directed by a faculty member chosen by the student. Prerequisite: Approval of the department chair. Code will depend on topic selected.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
 
HLTH - Health
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
HLTH 568Drugs, Health and Human Behavior3.00
Current, accurate and documented information about drugs and their use and abuse. Attention will be given to understanding drug abuse, family, prevention, intervention, treatment, and drug-specific information.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HLTH 572Consumer Health2.00
Principles of consumerism are discussed and analyzed with regard to health care products and interventions.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HLTH 589Health Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
 
HPER - Human Performance
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
HPER 637Practicum In Human Performance1.00 - 16.00
Experience under direct supervision in teaching human performance activities. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
HPER 690Independent Study1.00 - 6.00
An opportunity for students to intensively investigate various phases, trends and/or programs in human performance. Each student will present a thorough paper on a selected phase, trend or problem in human performance. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, junior standing in Human Performance, and 3.0 grade point average.
HPER 691Fieldwork1.00 - 12.00
Varied opportunities to work in field settings. Each credit equals approximately 36 hours of on-the-job experience outside the University. Normally open to juniors and seniors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
HPER 692Experiential Learning1.00 - 12.00
Credit for certain non-classroom experiences on campus. Normally open to juniors and seniors. Credit for experience is normally sought prior to its occurrence. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
HPER 694Workshop1.00 - 8.00
A short-term, activity oriented course in a specialized area.
HPER 695Current Topics Seminar1.00 - 12.00
Advanced seminar on major contemporary developments in the area of human performance and athletics.
HPER 696Internship10.00 - 20.00
On-the-job experience with community agencies to provide students with realistic opportunities to apply their skills to practical problems. A student must work at the site of minimum of 20 hours per week (10 credits) to enroll for an internship. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
 
HPRO - Health Promotion
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
HPRO 537Practicum in HPHP 102 Lab1.00 - 2.00
Teaching experiences under supervision. Minimum of 36 hours experience for each credit. Prerequisite: HPHP 102, HPER 282, 363, 264 and 265.
HPRO 690Independent Study1.00 - 6.00
An opportunity for students to intensively investigate various phases, trends and issues in health. Each student will present a thoroughly researched paper on the selected topic. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Chair, junior standing, and grade point average of 3.0 or above.
HPRO 691Fieldwork In Health1.00 - 12.00
Varied opportunities to work in field settings. Each credit equals approximately 36 hours of on-the-job experience outside the University community. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of Chair.
HPRO 692Experiential Learning-CHP1.00 - 12.00
Credit for certain non-classroom experiences. Approximately 36 hours for each credit isrequired. Normally open to juniors and seniors. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of Department chair.
HPRO 693Student-Initiated Seminar1.00 - 6.00
A specially designed seminar or student-initiated seminar offered when there is sufficient student interest.
HPRO 694Workshop in Health1.00 - 6.00
A short-term, health-oriented course in a specialized area.
HPRO 695Current Topics Seminar1.00 - 12.00
Advanced seminar on major contemporary developments in Health Promotion or Health Education.
HPRO 696Internship In Health10.00 - 20.00
On-the-job experience to provide students with realistic opportunities to apply their skills to practical problems. A student must work at the site a minimum of 360 hours (10 credits) to enroll for an internship. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of Department Chair.
 
LIBS - Library Science
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
LIBS 503Information Resources and Services3.00
Principles and philosophies of library reference service, information literacy, reading, listening and viewing guidance, and information resources with special emphasis on the Application of Wisconsin Model Academic Standards within the school library media center. Knowledge and use of major reference resources as well as discussions of strategies for effective information services.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
LIBS 507Selecting and Organizing Library Resources3.00
Develops the ability to build and maintain resource collections by studying the principles and practices of selection, acquisition, and evaluation for resources to support the library's goals. Includes the study and application of standardized procedures for classifying and cataloging resources and maintaining electronics systems of collections.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
LIBS 508Organizing Library/Media Materials3.00
Begins to apply strategies for organizing, disseminating and promoting flexible access to materials that best meet library users information needs. Includes the study of basic principles and purposes of organizing, storing, and arranging books and non-book materials in a library. In addition, there is practice in the application of the principles involved, including use of the MARC formats, and an introduction to computer-based cataloging systems.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
LIBS 509Information Literacy Leadership3.00
Introduction to information literacy program development in a range of libraries. Examines leadership roles as they relate to information literacy and the collaborative teaching responsibility of librarians.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
LIBS 510Young Adult Literature3.00
Examination of the range of print and mediated literature available to young adults. Criteria for evaluation, selection, and guidance in use to meet both student and curriculum uses are discussed. An appreciation for the literature is developed through experiences in reading, viewing, and classroom reporting.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
LIBS 515Computers In Libraries3.00
Overview of the role of automation in various types of libraries. Students examine and learn the use of different automated systems in libraries, and will also be trained in searching the Internet. Includes discussion of whether electronic resources represent a step forward or a step back for education.
LIBS 517Database Searching2.00
Examination of on-line databases, their record structures, thesauri and recommended search strategies. Emphasis on student as end user in school library media programs that have been fully integrated into the curriculum.
LIBS 525Administration of Library Media Programs3.00
Introduction to administration of library/media programs with emphasis on leadership in the library/media program, the school, and the broader community of the library/media program and the library/media specialist profession. Examines the state and national guidelines appropriate to library/ media programs.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
LIBS 599Library Research Methods1.00
In-depth instruction in research techniques, to include: topic definition and term selection, access to research materials (e.g. books, periodicals, media, and government documents) both in Jim Dan Hill Library and from other sources, and bibliography compilation.
LIBS 606Children's Literature3.00
Study of the various types of fiction and nonfiction literatures published for, used with, or selected by children birth to age 12. Emphasis is on using children's literature across the content area with best practice instruction. Includes the selection, evaluation, appreciation, and use of children's literature and related media. Explores methods to help develop a child's interest in reading and ability to appreciate quality children's literature.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
LIBS 612Trends-Issues K-12 Literature3.00
Examination of literature for children and young adults published within the last 10 years. Includes reading and discussion of the literature and trends in children's and young adult reading. Also includes examination of current selection aids and other resources for teachers and librarians serving children and young adults. Topics include current thought on the digital age, internet and intellectual freedom issues, and the teaching of both children's and young adult literature in the classroom. Summer only.
Typically Offered:
Summer Only
LIBS 616Advanced Administration of School Library Media Programs3.00
Focus on advanced preparation for work in the field of school library administration, including building as well as district perspective. Topics to be included are: the school library media specialist's role in school improvement, collaboration with teachers, and the importance of networking with the school, within the district, and in the professional field. Emphasis on "real world" issues affecting administration of school libraries, with discussion of current trends in the field. Summer only.
Typically Offered:
Summer Only
LIBS 635Technology for Teaching and Learning3.00
Effective use of technology with students and faculty to facilitate teaching and learning. Educational media selection, design, production, and instructional delivery to meet Wisconsin and Minnesota information and technology literacy standards. Management and planning concepts for technology in schools and libraries.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
LIBS 640Information Literacy3.00
LIBS 645Integrating Technology in the Library Media Program3.00
Use of educational theory to select, design, and implement advanced information and instructional technologies in the library media program. Development of skills in planning and providing organizational professional development, and in appropriate use of intellectual property in teaching and learning
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
LIBS 650Topics in Library Science1.00 - 3.00
Concentrated study of current special or advanced topics/issues in librarianship. Topics are selected by library faculty based upon student/library community interest. Course may be repeated when topics are different. Summer only.
LIBS 685Library Practice1.00 - 3.00
Supervised practice in library situations providing opportunity for practical application of library principles. Primarily for those in non-teaching areas. Requires consent of the instructor. (N.B. For prospective teachers the practicum in school library media centers is included in the student teacher's professional sequence.)
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
LIBS 690Supervised School Library Practicum Combined3.00
This course provides licensed teachers in the school library program with the opportunity to fully develop, practice, and reflect upon skills acquired through coursework in a supervised field experience in an elementary and a secondary school library and work in their own schools, as appropriate. Students create a portfolio demonstrating mastery of program competencies. Prerequisites: Graduate status, consent of instructor, completion of at least 21 credits at UW-Superior, 3.10 GPA in library media courses taken before entering the library media practicum.
LIBS 699Directed Studies in Librarianship1.00 - 3.00
Individualized study of a particular area or problem in librarianship. Topic selected requires approval of the instructor within the program who will be directing the study. May be taken in several units providing a different topic is taken each time.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
 
MATH - Mathematics
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
MATH 550Elementary Number Theory3.00
Study of the system of integers including the division algorithm, greatest common divisor, fundamental theorem of arithmetic, congruences, diophantine equations, and arithmetic functions. Prerequisite: MATH 240 or consent of instructor. Offered as needed.
General Education Requirements (2016-17 and Prior Catalogs):
Math/Computer Science
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
MATH 601Formal Models for Computer Security4.00
Survey of formal mathematical models for computer security with in-depth examination of important features and characteristics. Includes an investigation of mathematical properties of these models as well as related cryptographic and system implementations. The models include classical lattice-based models as well as modern policy-based models such as the Bell-LaPadula model, no interference models, hybrid models, integrity models, and miscellaneous formal verification techniques. Prerequisite: MATH 310, CSCI 270. Offered as needed.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
MATH 681Special Topics1.00 - 4.00
In-depth study of specialized current topics in mathematical sciences. May be repeated when topics are different.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
 
MUSI - Music
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
MUSI 515Mixed Ensemble0.00 - 3.00
Study and performance of music suitable for mixed ensembles. Offered provided a sufficient number of students register to make a practicable group. May be repeated for credit.
MUSI 550Concert-Recital Evaluation0.00
Attendance and evaluation of a specified number of concerts and recitals within and outside of class time. Written reviews of concerts required if taken for credit. Required of music majors and minors. Open to all students. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits per numerical level.
MUSI 558Harpsichord Repetory1.00
Study of repertoire and pedagogy for various instruments and voices. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
MUSI 575Composition4.00
Organization of musical ideas into logical and homogeneous form. Prerequiste:: MUSI 274 or consent of instructor. Open to Compostion majors only.
MUSI 576Composition4.00
Original composition with emphasis on traditional forms. Prerequisite: MUSI 274 or consent of instructor. Open to Composition majors only.
MUSI 589Music elective0.00 - 99.00
Music elective.
MUSI 638Applied Music-Harpsichord4.00
Private instruction in voice, keyboard, guitar, and band and orchestra instruments. Open to performance majors only. May be repeated for credit. No fees for full-time music majors studying their major instrument. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and/or an audition.
MUSI 675Composition4.00
Writing songs, choral and instrumental pieces. Prerequisite: MUSI 375, 376 and 377, or consent of instructor. Open to Composition majors only.
MUSI 676Composition1.00 - 4.00
Original composition in large forms. Prerequisite: MUSI 475 or consent of instructor.
MUSI 689Music Elective0.00 - 99.00
Music elective.
MUSI 789Music Elective0.00 - 99.00
Music elective.
 
PHIL - Philosophy
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
PHIL 553Theory&Pract Intern Hum Rights3.00
The philosophic basis of differing theories of rights, their sources and scope; the relation of current human rights debates to liberal and socialist political philosophies; the use of United Nations declarations and international law in American courts. Cross-listed as PHIL/POLS 353/553.
PHIL 623The Nature of Scientific Thought:The Copernican Revolution and Galileo Affair3.00
An examination of the nature of scientific thought through a close historical study one of the major transformations in scientific and human thought: The shift from an Earth-centered to a sun-centered universe. Preexisting scientific, cultural and religious beliefs are considered, followed by a case study of the technical reasons that led to Copernicus's challenge of this two thousand year-old view. Galileo Galilei's contributions to the Copernican Revoltion and his subsequent trail and imprisonment by the Roman Catholic Church illustrate the scientific and religious reasons for and against this new viewpoint.
PHIL 654History of PoIitical Thought, Part I3.00
History of political thought from Plato to Thomas Aquinas. Cross-listed as PHIL 454/654.
PHIL 655Modern Political Philosophy3.00
Survey of political thought from Machiavelli and Thomas Hobbes to contemporary political theorists. Cross-listed as PHIL 455.
 
PHYS - Physics
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
PHYS 680Workshop0.67 - 2.67
PHYS 681Special Topics1.00 - 6.00
In-depth study of specialized current topics in physics selected by the faculty on the basis of community interest. May include workshops, seminars, field trips, special problems, independent study. May be repeated when topics are different. Instructor consent required.
PHYS 690Special Problems1.33
 
POLS - Political Science
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
POLS 502Legislation & Legal Proces3.00
Examines drafting, revision, implementation, adjudication and revision of statutory enactments. In addition to exercises in statutory interpretation, students produce mock bills, to be evaluated and revised. Cross listed as LSTU 302, POLS 302/502.
POLS 542Politics in Lit, Film & Televi3.00
Order as a political and aesthetic concept; the relation of contemporary American political thought and experience and its expression in current art forms; focus on the capacity of American political novels and films to represent and advance political ideas for a mass audience; the role of television in influencing political choices. Cross-listed as ENGL 342/542.
POLS 551Politics-Develop. Nations3.00
Political development; social change; cover the process of social change in the Third World and identify the common process those nations must undergo to achieve political development; examine the consequences of failure of political development in the Third World. The domestic as well as international causes of conflict in the Third World will be analyzed.
POLS 580Study Abroad3.00
Resident study for an extended term at an approved university or other institution of higher education outside the United States. On demand.
POLS 640International Organization: The United Nations3.00
Major stress upon the United Nations; organization, problems and the political and legal conditions under which it operates; the principal issues confronting the main organs and "specialized agencies" of the United Nations system.
POLS 668Public Policy Evaluation3.00
Survey of strategies used in analyzing performance and goal achievement in public organizations including diagnostic procedures, strategies, alternative designs, impact assessment, and measurement of efficiency. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches will be used.
POLS 670Public Personnel Admin.3.00
Survey and analysis of major public sector personnel issues including personnel management; position analysis and classification; pay and benefits; affirmative action; recruitment; selection; promotion; professional development; performance evaluation; health and safety; collective bargaining; and disciplinary action.
POLS 692Peace and Human Rights Education3.00
Designed to promote teaching about peace and human rights. Designed for existing or future teachers and community members who are interested in such issues. Primary emphasis will be placed on developing different types of teaching material(s) to be used by the paticipants in their classrooms in order to promote students to think about issues of peace and human rights. Overall expectation is to increase our attention to issues of peace and human rights in K-12 education.
 
PSYC - Psychology
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
PSYC 535Field Exper In Psychology1.00 - 9.00
Varied opportunities to gain experience in child, adolescent, adult, geriatric or other specialized field settings. Students also gain knowledge of the ethical guidelines and code of conduct of psychologists, and begin to develop initial skills related to psychological assessment and treatment. Approximately 50 hours of field work are required for each course credit and a maximum of nine credits may be earned under this course number, taken over one or more semesters. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
PSYC 589Psychology Elective1.00 - 99.00
Psychology Elective
PSYC 601Learning3.00
Examination of theory and experimental and applied research on the principles of Pavlovian and operant conditioning. Learning is the foundation for the study of psychology and provides the basis to understand such diverse phenomena as a punishment, choice behavior, food aversions, drug abuse, depression, phobias and behavioral treatment programs. Two hours of lecture and one 2-hour Learniing Lab (required). Prerequisite: PSYC 101, PSYC 303, and PSYC 304. Meets the Learning, Cognition and Language requirement for the Psychology major.
PSYC 656Psychology of the Exceptional Child3.00
Introduction to characteristics of exceptional learners and their education. ("Exceptional" refers to persons with disabilities as well as those who are gifted.) Emphasizes classroom practices as well as the psychological, sociological and medical aspects of disabilities and giftedness. Cross-listed as PSYC/TED 456/656.
PSYC 663Cognitive and Behavior Therapies3.00
Examination of the therapeutic techniques employing principles of behavior theory. Includes approaches to treatment of fears and phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders; emotional and behavioral disorders; the mentally ill and developmentally disabled; mood disorders; problems with self-control; and behavioral medicine. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or 101. Recommended: PSYC 461 and 462. Meets Adjustment and Clinical requirement for the Psychology major.
PSYC 677Language Development2.00
An examination of the processes and stages of first language acquistion in childhood. Consideration of the interplay of biological and environmental forces. Relationships between the development of spoken language and of reading. Emphases include children with exceptional language. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or consent of instructor.
PSYC 680Psy Disable Learn/Achievement3.00
PSYC 689Psychology Elective1.00 - 99.00
Psychology Elective
PSYC 694History and Systems of Psychology3.00
Overview of the history of psychology. Emphasis on precursors in related fields, the development of schools of thought, and influences on contemporary thinking. Fulfills capstone General Education requirement. Required for the Psychology major. Prerequisite: senior academic standing.
PSYC 695Senior Honors Sequence2.00 - 6.00
Individually designed selection of 700-level courses in Psych for senior Psyc majors, with approval of advisor and the course instructor.
PSYC 779Stat Methods in Psyc Research3.00
Covers statistical analyses commonly required for postgraduate research.
PSYC 789Psychology Elective1.00 - 99.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
 
SMGT - Sustainable Management
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
SMGT 700Cultural and Historical Foundations of Sustainability3.00
The changing relationships of humans to the natural environment; changes in dominant scientific perspectives and the process of scientific debate. The quest for understanding, manipulating, and dominating the natural world. Cultural and organizational structures; the role and impact of technology; the systems approach to problem solving and its implications for the future.
Prerequisites:
Admission to M.S. in SMGT Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SMGT 710The Natural Environment3.00
Natural cycles, climate, water, energy, bio-systems, eco-systems, the role of humans in the biosphere; human impacts on natural systems. Use of case studies; some pre-reading, carbon cycle as a unifying theme. Disturbance pollution and toxicity; carrying capacity; natural capital.
Prerequisites:
Admission to M.S. in SMGT Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SMGT 720Applied Research and the Triple Bottom Line3.00
Document and project internal and external costs resulting from the inseparability of the natural, social and economic environments. Assess sustainability issues using basic modeling techniques; cause and effect, root cause analysis, regression analysis and business scenario based cases.
Prerequisites:
Admission to M.S. in SMGT Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SMGT 730Policy, Law and Ethics of Sustainability3.00
The Law and Ethics regarding sustainability of Economic development and emerging environmental challenges at national and international levels; including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Carbon Footprints, Kyoto protocol, and Brundtland Commission. The policy and role of government and its agencies such as Army Corps of Engineers; Department of Interior, etc., in building a more just, prosperous, and secure environmental common future.
Prerequisites:
Admission to M.S. in SMGT Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SMGT 740Economics of Sustainability3.00
Understand the economy as a component of the ecosystem within which it resides, with natural capital added to the typical analysis of human, social, built, and financial capital. Explore traditional micro, macro, and international trade theory and policy and the implications of sustainability. Topics include: history of economic systems and thought; globalization and localization; distinguishing between growth and development; the nature and causes of market failure; consumption, consumerism, and human well-being; emerging markets; technological change; business organization and financial market alternatives; demographic change; and the global food economy.
Prerequisites:
Admission to M.S. in SMGT Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SMGT 750The built Environment3.00
Explore how the Built environment came to be and the intersection of human needs: water, air, food, water, waste, transportation, healthcare and education. Evaluate community design: what does a sustainable community look like? Study related technologies and evaluate alternatives, discuss unintended consequences. Course will include case studies.
Prerequisites:
Admission to M.S. in SMGT Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SMGT 760Geopolitical Systems3.00
An examination of decision making and public policy for sustainability at the national, state, and local level, with emphasis on the social, economic, political factors affecting decisions within both the public and private sectors. Attention is given to formal American policy making processes, informal grassroots activities and consensus building, public engagement with sustainability decisions, corporate sustainability actions and reporting, the promise of public-private partnerships and collaborative decision making, and practical examples of how decision making fosters effective transitions to sustainability goals at all levels.
Prerequisites:
Admission to M.S. in SMGT Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SMGT 770Leading Sustainable Organizations3.00
A macro-level perspective on leading sustainable organizations. Topics addressed include: organizational change and transformation processes, strategic and creative thinking, organizational structures and their impacts, conflict management and negotiation, stake holder management and situational leadership styles and behaviors. Focuses on how organizational leaders develop and enable sustainable organizations, especially in times of environmental change.
Prerequisites:
Admission to M.S. in SMGT Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SMGT 780Corporate Social Responsibility3.00
Corporate social responsibility and an organization. Evaluation of risks and potential impacts in decision making recognizing the links between the success of an organization and the well being of a community. Integrating corporate social responsibility throughout an organization, creating metrics and communicating CSR policies internally and externally. Development of best practices in an organization pertaining to corporate social responsibility.
Prerequisites:
Admission to M.S. in SMGT Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SMGT 782Supply Chain Management3.00
Planning, organizing and controlling the organization's supply chain is examined in context of the triple bottom line. Total cost analyses or product and process life cycles are considered in the context of strategy and operations. Topics include: sourcing, operations, distribution, reverse logistics and service supply chains. Process measurements and the impact on organizational performance in the context of footprints (e.g. carbon, water, pollution). Discussion of existing and potential software systems.
Prerequisites:
Admission to M.S. in SMGT Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SMGT 784Sustainable Water Management3.00
This course addresses practical applications of sustainability in aquatic environments. Topics covered include water and health, water quality and quantity, governance, assessing the aquatic environment, water treatment technologies, environmental mitigation, and impacts of climate change. Emphasis will be on selected areas of interest from the perspective of public health, engineering, and municipal conservation management.
Prerequisites:
Admission to M.S. in SMGT Program.
SMGT 785Waste Management and Resource Recovery3.00
Topics include the generation, processing, management and disposal of municipal, industrial and agricultural waste with an emphasis on the technical, economic and environmental aspects of various recovery processes. Additional topics will include producer responsibility, design for environment and life cycle analysis.
Prerequisites:
Admission to M.S. in SMGT Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SMGT 790Capstone Preparation Course1.00
Research, data analysis, scholarly inquiry resulting in project proposal.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SMGT 792Capstone Project3.00
Completion of approved project utilizing concepts from coursework.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SMGT 795Special Topics in Sustainable Management3.00
Various specialized areas of sustainable management will be examined. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic.
Prerequisites:
Admission to M.S. in SMGT Program.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
 
SOCI - Sociology
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
SOCI 661Population & Ecology3.00
Survey of the theories of population growth and change, major findings of demographic research, population policies, and the interaction of human populations with the physical environment. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or instructor's approval
SOCI 672Contemp.Sociological Theor3.00
Assumptions, logic, and implications of rational action, communicative action and post-structural approaches will be critically examined with special emphasis on reflexive and constructivist-structural work. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 plus three additional credits in sociology or instructor's approval. SOCI 471 recommended.
SOCI 699Independent Study1.00 - 4.00
Supervised independent study and/or research in Sociology. Required prior contract with instructor.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SOCI 101 and instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
 
SPAN - Spanish
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
SPAN 505The Novel3.00 - 6.00
Study of selected Spanish and Latin-American novels. May be repeated for credit with different authors.
 
SPED - Special Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
SPED 681Seminars in Special Education0.50 - 4.00
Selected topics and issues in the area of special education. May be taken in several units provided a different topic or issue is studied each time.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
SPED 688Characteristics of Exceptionalities3.00
In-depth study of the classification, etiology, incidence, and prevalence of persons with high incidence exceptionalities. Social, psychological, behavioral, adaptive, and learning characteristics will be examined. Contemporary issues in prevention, diagnosis, placement alternatives, education, transitions, and differentiation of instruction for learners with these exceptionalities are examined and discussed. Ten hours of supervised experience with individuals with these exceptionalities are required.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
SPED 704Assessment of Learners with Exceptionalities3.00
Addresses the study of measurement theory and basic statistics needed for understanding assessment. Also focuses on general test construction, appropriate instrument selection with awareness of limitations, multicultural, and ethical considerations. Assessment interpretation and IEP preparation is examined in depth. Students experience the administration, interpretation and reporting of a select sample of assessment tools. Lab fee.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
SPED 710Neurocognition3.00
This course provides a survey of current research in cognitive neuroscience on language, memory, learning, perception and other higher cognitive functions. Neurocognition involves learning about the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, along with some coverage of the endocrine system. Presentation of course material is based on typical and atypical development and functioning. Illustrative pathological development and atypical conditions are reviewed as well, such as developmental dyslexia, autistic disorders, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Typically Offered:
Summer Only
SPED 721Play3.00
The primary tool in the early childhood professions is play. This course focuses exclusively on working with families and children between the ages of birth through eight years. Provides an overview of the essential elements and principles of play, including history, theories, modalities, techniques, therapies, applications and skills. An experiential component focuses on basic intervention skill development within the context of ethical and diversity-sensitive practice.
SPED 744Cognitive Behavioral Counseling3.00
Provides students with an in-depth knowledge base of cognitive-behavioral theories, past and present. Addresses theoretical concepts from an historical perspective, applied intervention strategies associated with theoretical underpinnings, and a review of past and current outcome research relevant to theoretical conceptualizations of the seminal work of Bandura, Beck, Ellis, Festinger, Glass, Meichenbaum, among others.
SPED 750The Exceptional Learner3.00
Students research the various federally identified disability groupings of exceptionalities including examination of the effect of federal, state, and local laws and policies on education for students with these exceptionalities. Research into the historical perspectives, legislation and litigation provides background for discussion of current models, theories and philosophies of special education today. Students complete (present) a classroom project (paper) related to current legislation, regulations, policies and/or ethical issues surrounding educational services for students with exceptionalities.
Typically Offered:
Summer Only
SPED 752Introduction to ECSE3.00
Develops knowledge and skills to identify and teach children birth through age 8 with exceptional educational needs and talents. Also examines principles and theories of child growth and development, learning theory, and classroom organization. Develops knowledge to apply developmentally appropriate assessment tools and to promote parent education and family involvement in regard to EEN young children.
SPED 758Methods of Adaptive Instruction3.00
Students observe, research and reflect upon methods, strategies, and materials for adapting curricula to meet the learning needs of students with mild to severe high-incidence exceptional educational needs. Emphasizes knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to evaluate students' academic and social needs, research and design appropriate curricula,make modifications and adaptations throughout and across curricular, differentiate curriculum and instruction, and use research-based teaching strategies. Students modify an existing curricular element and practice the modification with one or more students in the field.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completions of SPED SPED 750.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
SPED 760Behavior Analysis and Intervention3.00
Students research and discuss behavior theories, strategies and programs, functional analysis of behavior, positive behavior interventions and strategies, RTI, and behavior intervention plans. Students collect data to create a behavior intervention plan and apply it within an educational setting. Course emphasizes the application of theory to the academic and behavioral development of school-age children, especially those with exceptional educational needs and provides practice in communicating those applications and principles to parents, teachers and other community stakeholders.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
SPED 762ECSE Methods I3.00
Emphasis on curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation based on typical and atypical child development, learning theory and educational research practice. The use of appropriate strategies to create and manage a learning environment. Develops curricular knowledge and skills to identify and teach children birth through age 8 with exceptional educational needs and talents. The course emphasizes integrated curriculum using art, music and movement. The characteristics of play and its contribution to the cognitive, social, emotional, communication, motor development and learning of children with developmental delays and disabilities birth through age eight. Developmentally based intervention methods are heavily emphasized.
SPED 763ECSE Methods II3.00
Focuses on curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation based on typical and atypical child development, learning theory and educational research and practice. Curricular integration of mathematics, science, and social studies for young children birth through age 8. Children's literature and language arts are integrated into the examination of those curriculum areas as supportive activities. Also requires the study of program, curriculum, and instructional approaches that contribute to the preparation of young children for work, including career exploration, practical application of basic skills, and employability skills and attitudes. The methods for organizing and modifying environments in collaboration with parents and other professionals to maximize the children's development through appropriate use of strategies, materials, equipment and technology.
SPED 764Mathematics Assessment and Strategies3.00
Examines assessment procedures and teaching strategies appropriate to providing instruction to students having difficulty learning mathematics. Emphasis is on differentiating and adapting existing curriculum to assist all students in reaching the goals of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM 2000).
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
SPED 768Contemporary Issue and Transitions3.00
Engages students in research into and critical analysis of major emerging conceptual and practical issues in special education. Covers in depth topics related to collaboration, professional development, ethics, and transition services. Students complete and present a major project related to a contemporary issue in the provision of educational services to people with exceptionalities.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
SPED 772Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education3.00
Focus on the major issues of learning and reflecting upon the skills and dispositions necessary for managing a special education classroom and/or case load. Includes curriculum design and evaluation, collaboration with multiple stakeholders, time management, assistive technology and universal design. A fieldwork curriculum research project and presentation in required.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
SPED 775Special Education Internship: MC-EA1.00 - 4.00
Field-based experience in teaching students who have severe to mild exceptional educational needs in the areas of learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities and emotional behavioral disabilities. Students may choose one or more concentrations from the above listed disability areas. A student seminar meets regularly for study and discussion. Student complete and present a professional Special Educator portfolio.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SPED 776Special Education Internship: EA-A1.00 - 4.00
Field-based experience in teaching students who have severe to mild exceptional educational needs in the areas of learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities and emotional behavioral disabilities. Students may choose one or more concentrations from the above listed disability areas. A student seminar meets regularly for study and discussion. Student complete and present a professional Special Educator portfolio.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SPED 778ESCE Internship3.00 - 12.00
Field-based experience working with children birth to age eight who have developmental delays including severe to mild exceptional educational needs in the areas of learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities and emotional behavioral disabilities. A student seminar meets regularly for study and discussion. Students can be placed in a wide array of settings, including but not limited to schools, hospitals, early intervention programs, 0-3 programs, Early Head Start and Head Start. Students pursuing teacher certification must complete and present a professional special educator portfolio. Pass-Fail.
SPED 781Independent Study1.00 - 4.00
Uniquely designed study arranged with a particular instructor which allows the graduate student to pursue specific areas of need or interest. Approval of the topic and plan of study is required before enrollment.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
SPED 782Service Delivery and Consultation3.00
Focuses on service delivery and consultation with early childhood programs serving children birth to age eight. Early childhood policy at the national and state level is covered in depth. Examines best practices for consultation and early childhood service development at the local, state and national levels. Child find strategies, informed referral networks, evaluation team responsibilities, individualized family service plans, individualized education program processes, and pertinent state and federal laws, regulations and policies. The appropriate methods of service delivery within natural settings in the home and community such as preschools, Head Start, and family- and center-based child care. The intra- and interagency collaboration and implementation of appropriate service coordination and consultation related to the care, education, and transition of young children and their families. Professional ethics and issues of advocacy, family rights, confidentiality, and teacher liability.
SPED 783SPED Research Project3.00
Students design and carry out a research project with the advice and approval of the advisor and special area consultant. Upon completion and approval of the research project, the student gives a presentation of the paper and publishes it on the digital university website.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
 
SPSY - School Psychology
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
SPSY 703Psyched Assess Prac BinWech3.00
Supervised practice in administering and interpreting the Binet and Wechsler Scales of intelligence.
SPSY 705Behav/Pers Assmt Practicum1.00
Supervised practice in administering, scoring, interpreting personality and behavioral assessment methods. (Open only to School Psychology certification students.)
SPSY 723Indiv Diagnostic Assessment2.00 - 3.00
Study of the psychological dimensions and assessment of individual differences with emphasis on basic theories of intelligence and the means of measuring it.
SPSY 731Learning Principles, Learning Styles, and Teaching Strategies3.00
Princples of learning in relation to the teaching strategies and learning styles of children with exceptional educational needs or other academic exceptionality. Special attention paid to informal teacher assessment of exceptional learning and behavior characteristics, criterion-reference testing and task analysis of learning and behavior objectives
SPSY 743Beh Mgt Tech:Apply Beh Mgt1.00
Principles of behavior modification as applied to the academic and behavioral development of children with exceptional needs or other academic exceptionality.
SPSY 744Beh Mgt Tech:Social Skills1.00
Principles of educational programming for social skills training as applied to the academic and behavioral development of children with exceptional educational needs or other academic exceptionality.
SPSY 745Beh. Mgt Tech:Judicious Discipline1.00
A class which focuses on principles of building self-esteem through classroom management and ethical practices. Class focuses on individual rights vs. rights of the majority, rules and consequences, and ethical and legal issues related to classroom management.
SPSY 750Biological Bases Of Behavr3.00
SPSY 761Beg. Superv.Pract./Reg.Ed.2.00
Field-based course in a regular education classroom designed to acquaint the student with the teacher's role and responsibility, the school's philosophy and its impact on the community, and the role of the school psychologist in regular education. A 90-minute seminar is held each week at which time physical, psychological, emotional and educational development of children in grades K-6 is studied. Review of curriculum is studied in relation to the developmental levels and needs of children of this age group; bias toward various racial and ethnic groups and gender is also considered. Involves 100 clock hours of participation in the classroom activities under the supervision of the teacher.
SPSY 778Master'S Research Colloq.2.00
Development of methodological and bibliographic tools for research at the master's degree level. Planning and critiquing of research proposals, exploration and development of research ideas and hypotheses at the master's degree level.
SPSY 780Master's Thesis6.00
Individual research in Psychology under supervision of a member of the Psychology graduate faculty. An outline of the proposed research must have been approved by the thesis advisor prior to registration in this course.
SPSY 808Early Childhood Assessmnt Prac1.00
Supervised administration of preschool screening instruments in an actual preschool program.
SPSY 832Chronic Conditions3.00
A study of the pervasive and insidious medical problems which appear within regular and special education classrooms. Emphasis is upon the physical, neurological and psychological impacts these have upon the development of educational programming to control or reduce the negative effects on academic and behavior functioning is also studied.
SPSY 833Behavioral Problems3.00
Study of the adjustive disorders which appear among students in classrooms. Emphasis on the psychological development and the impact which the home and community have on the maturation of the student at the differing developmental stages. Also addresses assessment, psychoeducational intervention planning, academic and adaptive programming for children with these needs.
SPSY 850Special Education Law3.00
Federal and State (Wisconsin and Minnesota) laws concerning special education will be reviewed and analyzed from the point of view of school psychologists, teachers in special education and school administrators. Implications for student placement, individual educational plans and reimbursement for services will also be considered.
SPSY 851Prof Ethics, Role and Standard3.00
Ethical and legal responsibilities operating upon the school psychologist in public school situations as well as in the private arena. Focus on how these relate to the role of consultation and other aspects of the job description of the school psychologist.
SPSY 855Consultation2.00
Focuses on skills needed by school psychologists in consulting with parents/guardians, teachers, and students. Awareness of personal attitudes and feelings toward persons from differing socio-cultural backgrounds, racial groups and/or handicapping conditions will be emphasized.
SPSY 862Applied Exp in Psychology4.00
Practicum designed to help the student demonstrate attained competencies in his/her area of specialization.
SPSY 865School Psyc Practicum I4.00
Field-based course in a school psychological setting with emphasis on therapeutic relationships within the school setting, on becoming more sensitive to bias in testing, and systems analysis in public school settings. Includes 500 clock hours of supervised experience directed in the schools by a fully certified School Psychologist, and supervised from the University by the course instructor. Open only to students admitted to the School Psychologist Certification Program.
SPSY 866School Psyc Internship II1.00
Continuation of Internship I (PSYC 865) Mandatory full-year enrollment for six credits each semester. Required for national licensure
SPSY 870Advanced Topics in School Psyc1.00 - 4.00
Special seminars on topics of interest in the continuing professional development of the Provisional School Psychologist and the School Psychologist. On demand.
SPSY 871Advanced Topics2.00
SPSY 880Certification Thesis3.00 - 6.00
Individual research in psychology under supervision of a member of the Psychology graduate faculty. An outline of the proposal must have been approved by the thesis advisor before registration in this course. Prerequisites/Co-requisites: PSYC 778, 779.
SPSY 886Spec Student Initiated Seminar2.00 - 4.00
Specially designed seminar or student initiated seminar when there is sufficient student interest to warrant. On demand.
SPSY 890Adv Independent Study1.00 - 6.00
Planning, execution, and report of original research or special study of a topic in or related to School Psychology.
 
T ED - Teacher Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
T ED 508Logo and Problem Solving2.00
T ED 509Lab Experience Logo/Prob Solv0.50
T ED 581Selected Topics and Problems in the Area of Teacher Education1.00 - 3.00
Offered only as Continuing Education credits. May be taken in several units provided a different topic or program is studied each time as requested.
T ED 589Teacher Education Elective1.00 - 99.00
Teacher Education Elective
T ED 607The Middle School and its Students3.00
Provides students with an understanding of the history, philosophy, organization, curriculum, teaching patterns, and particular student needs of middle-level educational institutions. Particular emphasis placed on the planning and maintenance of a school and classroom environment suited to middle-level students to prepare middle-level teachers with the background necessary to teach and work in middle-level schools with students aged 10-14. Includes up to 10 hours of middle-level field experience.
Prerequisites:
Consent of cooperating Instructor and Department Chair.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 656Psychology of the Exceptional Child3.00
Introduction to characteristics of exceptional learners and their education. ("Exceptional" refers to persons with disabilities as well as those who are gifted.) Emphasizes classroom practices as well as the psychological, sociological and medical aspects of disabilities and giftedness. Cross-listed as PSYC/TED 456/656.
T ED 669Workshop in Read/Lang Arts1.00 - 6.00
Selected topics and issues in the areas of teaching reading and language arts in the K-12 classroom. May be taken in several units provided a different topic is studied each time.
T ED 680Educational Resources Sem1.00 - 4.00
Designed to study educational problems and resources for the resolution of those problems. Primarily designed to assist special groups such as local school districts, CESA agencies, etc, to develop a university/community approach to specific problems within the group. As requested.
T ED 681Seminars in Education0.50 - 4.00
Selected topics and probems in the area of teacher education. May be taken in several units provided a different topic or problem is studied each time.
T ED 682Special & Student Initated Sem1.00 - 4.00
This program offers a specially designed seminar or student-initiated seminar when there is sufficient interest. As requested.
T ED 683Introduction to Cross-Categorical Special Education I3.00
The historical perspectives, legislative and litigative history, models, theories, and philosophies that provide the basis for special education practice. The current legislation, regulations, policies, litigation, and ethical issues related to the provision of educational services for students with disabilities. The special emphasis within the course will be on teaching learners with learning disabilities. 4-20 hours of field experience will be expected. Prerequisite for 483: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
T ED 684Introduction to Cross-Categorical Special Education II3.00
Introduction to teaching learners with emotional behavioral disabilities and/or cognitive disabilities. Topics include: theoretical and historical perspective; screening and classification; family, classroom, cultural and gender issues; preferral and referral processes; transition needs and planning. 4-20 hours of field experience will be expected. Prerequisite for 484: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
T ED 686Administration of Child Development Programs3.00
Focuses on the rapidly changing field of child development programming. Emphasis on developing the business skills and knowledge that every director must have: funding, budgeting, selecting, training and supervising staff, housing the program, purchasing the equipment, and implementing a standards-based evaluation for the program. Specific licensing procedures, grant writing, and program accreditation are also covered in considerable depth. Designing accessible programs for both typical and atypically developing children is emphasized. Includes up to 10 hours of field experience in child development programs.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
T ED 687Introduction to Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities3.00
Introductory course in teaching learners with emotional/behavioral disorders. Topics include: theoretical and historical perspectives; family, classroom, cultural and gender issues; screening, prereferral and referral processes; teaching and behavior management strategies. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Programs.
T ED 688Learners with Exceptional Needs: CD, LD, EBD3.00
An introduction to and a foundation for understanding the field of special education. Includes a survey of different exceptionalities with an emphasis on the role of a special educator in both the special education and the inclusive general education classroom.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
T ED 689Teacher Education Elective1.00 - 99.00
Teacher Education Elective
T ED 690Practicum Teaching2.00 - 6.00
Field experience course designed to permit pre-service and practicing educators to acquire teaching experience in a specialized area of teaching or in a unique educational environment. Permission of the director of field experiences is required. As requested.
T ED 692Introduction to Learning Disabilities3.00
Introduction that includes discussion of historical, theortical and social foundations of teh field of learning disabilities, commonly used assessments, and remedial methods and materials. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Programs.
T ED 694Principles and Practices of Inclusive Teaching3.00
Involves the principles inherent in the educational process for integrating children with exceptional needs into the general education school environment (K-12). Emphasizes application of these principles so that students are successful both academically and socially, and that all students within the system benefit. Designed specifically for the study of the inclusion of students with special educational needs into the general education program and development of teacher skills and knowledge to support this placement.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 698Contracted Learning1.00 - 6.00
Designed to allow the student to plan and conduct a learning project related to teaching which is not available as a course offering. Before registration the student must obtain a copy of the student handbook for contract learning in the Teacher Education Office and follow the steps listed in the contract learning process. Prior approval of the instructor with whom the student will work to complete the contract is required for regisstration.
T ED 699Directed Studies in Teacher Education0.50 - 6.00
Allows the student with special needs and interests to pursue particular areas and problems in education. The problem and/or plan of study requires approval of the instructor within the department who will be directing the study.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
T ED 700Classroom Inquiry in Literacy3.00
Prepares classroom teachers to conduct inquiry in literacy in their own classrooms. Participants identify a research question, and create and conduct an action research project related to literacy learning.
T ED 711Mathematics Assessment and Strategies2.00
Examines assessment procedures and teaching strategies appropriate to providing instruction to students having difficulty learning mathematics. Emphasis on differentiating and adapting existing curriculum to assist all students in reaching the goals of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM 2000).
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
T ED 712Education for the 21st Century3.00
Fosters the study of historical, philosophical, and social foundations underlying the development, purposes, organization, and issues of K-12 education in the USA. Topics also include legal, ethical, political, and economic aspects, governance, roles and responsibilities of agencies and associations, and trends. [Paper on development of content specialization as an educational area and present practices and pedagogical issues would be a course assignment.] Basics in multicultural and non-sexist education, positive and appropriate portrayal of diversity, disabilities, and instructional strategies that build inclusivity are covered. (15 hours of observation and or tutoring.) Course specifically supports professional development in relation to Wisconsin teacher standards 1, 9, and 10 toward Professional Educator licenses; and INTASC and National Board Standards. (Sequence level 1)
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
T ED 713Development and Learning Theories3.00
Examines theories of typical and atypical child and adolescent development (physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and moral). Special emphasis is given to understanding and applications of learning theories and approaches that fit with development levels and enhance learning. Course begins to address diverse learners, motivation, management, and climate for learning that is appropriate for developmental levels. (15 hours of observation and or tutoring.) Course specifically supports professional development in relation to Wisconsin teacher standards 1, 2, 3 and 4 toward Professional Educator licenses; and INTASC and National Board Standards. (Sequence level 1)
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 722Seminar in Education1.00 - 4.00
Selected topics and problems designed to meet the needs of the graduate-level student in education. Deals with topics requiring a professional level of study and maturity. Designed especially for the practicing educator. May be repeated for credit provided a different topic is dealt with each time.
T ED 724Teaching as Reflective Decision Making: Professional Development for 21st Century3.00
Students clarify their professional needs and philosophies using understandings of current issues and license renewal processes, and reflective tasks regarding their own practice. For Wisconsin teachers and other teachers building a professional development plan/portfolio, this course offers support in identifying and reflecting on professional strengths and weaknesses in relation to standards in the field, and setting goals for professional development, as required by license renewal under Wisconsin PI34. Course specifically supports professional development in relation to Wisconsin teacher standards 1, 9, and 10 toward both the Professional and Master Educator licenses; and INTASC and National Board Standards.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
T ED 725Current Issues in Education3.00
Examines current public and educational issues that affect educational institutions. Focuses on the reasons issues have surfaced and what strategies the educational community needs to deal with these issues.
T ED 734Current Developments in Student Learning and Their Applications3.00
Study of foundational and recent theories in student learning, motivation, and learning environments, and their practical implementation in today's k-12 classroom. Focuses on how students learn and how to effect student engagement. Course specifically supports professional development in relation to Wisconsin teacher standards 2, 3, 5 and 6 toward both the Professional and Master Educator licenses; and INTASC and National Board Standards.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
T ED 739Workshop in Supervision of Student Teachers1.00
Participants are informed of the policies, procedures and methods used in the supervision of student teachers at UW-Superior. Aimed primarily at teachers who teach subjects and grade levels for which there are shortages of approved cooperating teachers.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
T ED 740Seminar in Supervision of Student Teachers/Interns2.00
Study of policies, procedures and methods used in supervision of student teachers and interns. Open to those who are actual or potential supervisors of student teachers and interns, and is a requirement for teachers who will serve as cooperating teachers in the student teaching and internship program.
Typically Offered:
Summer Only
T ED 741Using Educational Assessment to Inform Practice3.00
Study of the principles followed in constructing, using and analyzing formal and informal assessment tasks, tools, standardized tests and results of educational research in the classroom. Course specifically supports professional development in relation to Wisconsin teacher standards 3, 8 and 10 toward both the Professional and Master Educator licenses; and INTASC and National Board standards.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
T ED 742Motivation & Learning3.00
T ED 744Trends in Curricular and Instructional Practices3.00
Engages teachers in analyzing and reflecting on current developments and practices in curriculum planning and instructional strategies in k-12 classrooms. Course specifically supports professional development in relation to Wisconsin teacher standards 1, 4, and 7 toward both the Professional and Master Educator licenses; and INTASC and National Board standards.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
T ED 745Elements of Instruction3.00
Examination of the effects of teacher behaviors on achievement of students. Emphasis on the study and implementation of reserch findngs in the classroom setting. Each teacher will also be expected to examine his/her teaching behaviors in light of the course material. Competencies support INTASC and National Board standards.
T ED 750Research Foundations of Education3.00
Research process as it relates to classroom teaching. Focus is on research design and methodology (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) as well as the practitioner's role in initiating and utilizing research. Students create a research proposal and plan. Course specifically supports professional development in relation to Wisconsin Teacher Standards 6, 7, 8 and 10.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 751Making Educational Decisions3.00
Students clarify their professional beliefs using understandings of educational philosophies and skills in logical argumentation. Competencies will be demonstrated in oral communications and persuasive argument.
T ED 752Educational Research Project3.00
Students design and carry out a research project with the advice and approval of the advisor and special area consultant. Upon completion and approval of the research project by the advisor and consultant, the student gives an oral presentation of the paper to faculty and students. Course specifically supports professional development in relation to Wisconsin Teacher Standards 7, 8 and 9. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 760Learners with Emotional/Behavior Disabilities3.00
Introductory course in teaching learners with behavior and emotional disorders. Topics include: theoretical perspectives of emotional/behavior disorders; family, classroom, cultural, and gender issues; screening, prereferral, and referral processes; behavior change strategies; role of early intervention in prevention of emotional/behavior disorders.
T ED 763Assessment of Students with Learning Disabilities3.00
Develops knowledge in measurement theory, assessment practices, legal and ethical precautions, and familiarization with selected instruments. Preparation for developing the IEP, including transition. Prerequiste: T ED 692.
T ED 764Practicum In Learning Disabilities: K-123.00
Field-based experience in teaching students with learning disabilities in both the elementary and secondary grades in approved placements with qualified on-site supervisors certified in this area. A student seminar meets regularly for study and discussion. Fass/Fail. It is recommended students have taken a minimum of 18 credit hours of graduate work toward M.S.E.-Special Education degree before taking Practicum. Prequisites: T ED 692, 763, 770 and 771. Note that T ED 771 is incorporated into T ED 770 effectuve fall 2002.
T ED 766Assessing Learners with Special Needs3.00
Designed to develop knowledge in measurement theory, assessment practices, legal and ethical precautions, familiariation with selected assessment instruments, and appropriate application and interpretation of both standardized and informal tests. Assessment interpretation and IEP preparation is examined in depth. Prerequisites: T ED 688, T ED 683.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
T ED 767Assessment of Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities3.00
Develops competencies in assessment and identification of students with emotional and/or behavioral disabilities. Preparation for developing IEPS, including transition, and in communicating assessment information to others. Prerequisite: T ED 687.
T ED 768Practicum: Emotional/Behavior Disabilities (K-12)3.00
Field-based experience in teaching students with emotional/behavior disabilities in both the elementary and secondary grades in approved placements with qualified on-site supervisors certified in this area. A student seminar meets regularly for study and discussion. Pass/Fail. It is recommended that students have taken a minimum of 18 credit hours of graduate work toward M.S.E.-Special Education degree including T ED 687, 767, 770 and 771. Note that T ED 711 is incorporated into T ED 770 effective fall 2002.
T ED 770Clinical Programming in Special Education LD/EBD2.00
Provides the special education teacher with a background in working with experienced general and special education teachers who work with at-risk, general education, and special education children. Prerequisite: TED 763 or 767. Concurrent enrollment in T ED 771 is required.
T ED 770Special Education Instructional Practices4.00
Emphasis on practical teaching issues: program design, curriculum modification, research-based teaching strategies, and best practices. Includes direct observational, evaluative, behavioral and instructional experience with exceptional children. Incorporates former T ED 771. Prerequisites: T ED 763 and 692 or T ED 687 and 767.
T ED 771Clinical Field Exp LD/E/BD2.00
Study of the principles for planning comprehensive learning programs for the emotionally and behaviorally disordered child, or the learning disabled child. Emphasis on practical teaching issues related to the student's Clinical Field Experience. Prerequisite: TED 763 or 767. Concurrent enrollment in TED 770 is required.
T ED 775Special Education Practicum: Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence1.00 - 3.00
Field-based experience in teaching students ages 6-12/13 who have exceptional educational needs in the areas of learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities and emotional behavioral disabilities. Students will choose a concentration in one of the above listed disability areas. A student seminar meets regularly for study and discussion. Pass-Fail. Prerequisites: T ED 683, T ED 684, T ED 688, T ED 695, T ED 695, T ED 697, T ED 766, T ED 772.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 776Special Education Practicum: Early Adolescence through Adolescence1.00 - 3.00
Field-based experience in teaching students ages 10-21 who have exceptional educational needs in the areas of learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities and emotional behavioral disabilities. Students will choose a concentration in one of the above listed disability areas. A student seminar meets regularly for study and discussion. Pass-Fail. Prerequisites: T ED 683, T ED 684, T ED 688, T ED 693, T ED 695, T ED 697, T ED 766, T ED 772.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 780Master's Thesis2.00 - 6.00
Individual research in teacher education under supervision of a member of the Teacher Education faculty. An outline of the proposed research must have been approved by the thesis advisor before registration in this course. The student will then design and complete a research project under the direction of one or more advisors.
T ED 781Independent Study1.00 - 4.00
Specially designed studies to allow the graduate student to pursue specific areas of need or interest. Approval of the topic of study and the plan of study by the instructor directing the study is required before enrollment.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
T ED 789Teacher Education Elective1.00 - 99.00
Teacher Education Elective
 
WRIT - Writing
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
WRIT 695Directed Studies in Writing1.00 - 3.00
Supervised graduate study and research in Writing. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand