Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Sep 24, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Click here to view the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

Each course includes an academic discipline prefix followed by four numerals (Example: HIST 3305). The first numeral indicates the academic level of a course; Academic Achievement is indicated by a “0”; freshman-level courses by a “1”; sophomore-level courses by a “2”; junior/senior-level courses by a “3” or “4”; courses restricted to graduate students by a “5.”

After taking a higher level course, a student is not allowed to take the prerequisite of the course for credit. For example, if a student successfully completed MATH 1304 - College Algebra, the student would not be allowed to take ACAC 0325 - Pre-Algebra and ACAC0326 - Elementary Algebra or MATH1300 - Intermediate Algebra.

The second digit indicates the semester hour credit given for the course. The third and fourth digits represent the position of the course in the sequence of offerings by the discipline.

Example: HIST 3305

  HIST - History curriculum
  3 - Junior level course
  3 - Three semester hours credit
  05 - Fifth course in the sequence of history courses

Other indicators used in the numbering system include:

  1. Career and Technology courses are indicated by CTED prefix.
  2. Hyphenated numbers, which indicate that the first semester course is usually a prerequisite to the second (GERM 1301-1302).
  3. Directed Study Courses indicated by a section number of 99 (HIST 3305.99).
  4. Practicum Courses indicated by a 60-69 in the final two digits (EDUC 4361).
  5. Experimental/Special Courses indicated by a 79X in the final digits (ENGL 4379X).
  6. Honor Courses indicated by a 90-99 in the final two digits (MATH 4691).

Not every course is offered regularly. Students should consult the Schedule of Classes to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

***CHIN, FREN, GERM, LATN, and SPAN 1301 and CHIN, FREN, GERM, LATN, and SPAN 1302 may be taught at external campuses as three-hour courses without additional emphasis given to the communicative aspect.**

** BIOL 1300, BIOL 2301, BIOL 4307,GEOL 1301, GEOL 1304, GEOL 3302, GEOL 3304, GEOL 3305, GEOL 3309, GEOL 4307, and ENVS 3301 may be taught at external campuses as three hour courses without labs and without fees.**

Course Numbering System

Number  Eligibility
0100-0300 Developmental or Ensemble course
1000-1400 Freshman course
2000-2400 Sophomore course
3000-3400 Junior course
4000-4600 Senior course
5000-6600 Graduate course

Please note, when searching courses by Code or Number, an asterisk (*) can be used to return mass results. For instance a Code search of ” 23* ” can be entered, returning all 2300 level courses.

 

Education

  
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    EDUC 5386 - Ethical Decision Making


    3 hrs

    Leaders and managers at the mid to upper level encounter ethical issues with greater complexity due to their position within the organization. Ethical issues and subsequent decisions to resolve vexing moral problems is considered a dynamic and interrelated process; not a simple linear progression. Knowledge that positional location within an organization necessitates a comprehensive assessment of how ethical issues intersect and overlap. Research relative to cognitive and emotional competence to identify and handle increasingly complex ethical issues.
  
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    EDUC 5387 - Change Process


    3 hrs

    Change process implementation focuses at the individual level as well as the organizational level. To accomplish change an imperative exists for leadership change and obtaining different perspectives for change. Communication and change agents, organizational development, stages of concern and change implementation focus units.
  
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    EDUC 5388 - Administrators Solving Problems of Practice


    3 hrs

    Relates theory of eight decision models to practice through a series of case studies designed to link current decision theory with solutions to contemporary problems.
  
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    EDUC 5389 - Effective Training


    3 hrs

    Advanced skill building in the design and delivery of effective training.
  
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    EDUC 5390 - Training Leaders in a Diverse Multicultural Environment


    3 hrs

    Comparative analysis of the diverse cultural groups in the United States and their changing sociological, economic and political status and the intergrade this analysis and understanding affects Leader Training.
  
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    EDUC 5661 - Clinical Teaching in the Elementary School


    6 hrs

    Directed observation and clinical teaching in a public school elementary classroom. During clinical teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR) Course Fee: $100.00 + Mileage fee for distances greater than 30 miles.
  
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    EDUC 5663 - Clinical Teaching in the Secondary School


    6 hrs

    Directed observation and clinical teaching in a public school secondary classroom. During clinical teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR) Course Fee: $100.00 + Mileage fee for distances greater than 30 miles.
  
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    EDUC 5664 - Clinical Teaching for All Grade Levels


    6 hrs

    Directed observation and clinical teaching in a public school elementary and secondary classroom. During clinical teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR). Course Fee: $100.00 + Mileage fee for distances greater than 30 miles.

Education Curriculum and Instruction

  
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    EDCI 6302 - School Improvement and Educational Reform


    3 hrs

    Key issues that surround and define the complexities of sustaining continuous school improvement, with emphasis on schools as learning organizations will be discussed. Ground analysis and discussions in the research literature and in explorations of school and district cases will be incorporated into the coursework. Prerequisite(s): A valid Texas teacher certificate, a valid Texas Principal Certificate, and two years of teaching experience are required.

Education Literacy

  
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    EDLI 3300 - Teaching Writing in the Elementary and Middle School


    3 hrs

    Students will learn about the nature of the writing process, how to utilize strategies and develop activities appropriate to teach good writing to elementary and middle school students, and how to teach the conventions of writing. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 3302 
  
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    EDLI 3305 - Foundations of Reading


    3 hrs

    Overview of theories of reading, reading process/strategies, and methods of reading instructions.
  
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    EDLI 3307 - Literature in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom


    3 hrs

    Knowledge of narrative and expository children’s books and programs. Use of children’s books to develop comprehension and fluency in reading. Field experience: 5 hours.
  
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    EDLI 3308 - Early Literacy and Phonics


    3 hrs

    Develops an understanding of how all areas in language arts emerge in early childhood and how various instructional approaches nurture such development. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 3302   Field experience: 5 hours.
  
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    EDLI 3310 - Content Area Literacy in Elementary and Middle School


    3 hrs

    Use of expository materials and strategies for developing content area literacy in the elementary and middle school grades. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 3302 
  
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    EDLI 3315 - Young Adult Literature


    3 hrs

    Contemporary literary and nonliterary selections that middle school and high school students read. Methods to integrate reading into the English/Language Arts curriculum. Also see: ENGL 3315  
  
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    EDLI 4300 - Diagnosis and Investigation of Literacy Difficulties


    3 hrs

    In-depth analysis of factors, evaluations and assessments to identify elementary students who are challenged in literacy development. Research-tested interventions and strategies will occur during the course lab time. Prerequisite(s): EDLI 3308  Field experience: 6 hours.
  
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    EDLI 4325 - Developing Reading, Study, and Thinking Skills at the Secondary Level


    3 hrs

    Instructional approaches that integrate reading, writing, speaking, and listening to enhance acquisition of secondary-level subject matter, thinking, and study skills. Integration of the ELP’s (English Language Proficiencies) into the content areas and development of proficiencies in teaching the ELP’s. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 3302  or consent of instructor. Field experience: 8 hours.
  
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    EDLI 4328 - Language Acquisition


    3 hrs

    Examines the process of learning and using a second language focusing on the relationship between language and literacy acquisition of English language learners. Theories and models of second language acquisition (SLA). Emotional, social and intellectual implications of the process of learning a second language while maintaining the first. Analyze and compare first and second language acquisition and apply strategies related to second learning in a cross-cultural setting. Prerequisite(s): EDLI 4345 
  
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    EDLI 4345 - Teaching English as a Second Language


    3 hrs

    Methods of teaching ESL, including instructional strategies for transitioning to English and mainstreaming second language English-speakers, with emphasis on developing reading, writing, and oral language components. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing, or EDUC 3302 , or consent of instructor. Also see: ENGL 4345 
  
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    EDLI 4347 - Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary and Middle School


    3 hrs

    Interactive, integrative approach to teaching the language arts and writing process approach with applications made to elementary and middle schools. Integration of the ELP’s (English Language Proficiencies) into the content areas and development of proficiencies in teaching the ELP’s. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 3302  Field experience: 6 hours.
  
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    EDLI 4348 - Literacy Processes of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations


    3 hrs

    Provides research and trends in teaching school language learners. The legal aspects, instructional design, behavioral principles, and real world challenges of second language learning and teaching. Best instructional practices for students of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Various theories/approaches of language acquisition are investigated including the Structured English Instruction approach. Prerequisite(s): EDLI 3308 
  
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    EDLI 5306 - Literacy Assessment and Instruction


    3 hrs

    Administer and interpret varied assessment tools. Select and implement appropriate instruction techniques to plan and conduct effective literacy instruction for a culturally diverse population. Prerequisite(s): EDLI 5354  Field experience: 6 hours.
  
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    EDLI 5307 - Foundations and Approaches to Literature in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom


    3 hrs

    Utilizing children’s literature to develop and enhance all areas of the language arts. Field experience: 5 hours.
  
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    EDLI 5309 - Young Adult Literature


    3 hrs

    Focus is literature for the middle and high school student. Emphasis is placed on contemporary literary and non-literary selections. Also see: ENGL 5309
  
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    EDLI 5324 - Content Area Instruction


    3 hrs

    Teachers will learn to determine pupil needs and abilities in content area. Uses all language arts as a tool for learning informational texts. Prerequisite(s): EDLI 5347  or consent of instructor.
  
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    EDLI 5325 - Developing Reading, Study, and Thinking Skills at the Secondary Level


    3 hrs

    Ways to integrate language areas and thinking skills within secondary level courses, leading to improved knowledge acquisition and lifelong learning. Development of instructional strategies to incorporate the ELP’s (English Language Proficiencies) standards into the content area. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 5305  or consent of instructor. Field experience: 8 hours.
  
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    EDLI 5328 - Second Language Acquisition


    3 hrs

    Explore theories and models of second language acquisition (SLA). Learn about the emotional, social, and intellectual implications of the process of learning a second language while maintaining the first. Analyze and compare first and second language acquisition. Apply strategies related to second language learning in a cross cultural setting.
  
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    EDLI 5345 - Teaching English as a Second Language


    3 hrs

    Methods of teaching ESL for bilingual and ESL teachers. Instructional strategies for transitioning to English and mainstreaming second language English-speakers. An emphasis on developing instructional procedures for teaching reading and writing, and developing oral language. Content/subject sheltered instructional techniques. Analyzing strategies for assisting speakers of other languages to become English proficient. Also see: ENGL 5345
  
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    EDLI 5347 - Science of Teaching Reading and Language Arts


    3 hrs

    Science of teaching reading and language arts with emphasis on the writing process and assessment of reading problems. Survey of various instructional strategies for delivering reading instruction. Field experience: 6 hours.
  
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    EDLI 5348 - Literacy Processes of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations


    3 hrs

    Fundamental concepts, principles, and conflicts of second language learning and teaching. Effective instructional approaches for students of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Investigation of various theories of language acquisition . Emphasis on language acquisition skills at home and school for English language learners.
  
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    EDLI 5354 - Elementary Literacy and Phonics Instruction


    3 hrs

    Examination of the continuing development of all aspects of literacy in early childhood; theoretical underpinnings and instructional approaches. Field experience: 5 hours.

Educational Administration

  
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    EDAD 5302 - Data Analysis in Educational Administration


    3 hrs

    Development of research skills and the interpretation and application of educational law.
  
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    EDAD 5326 - Instructional Leadership


    3 hrs

    Investigation of the research pertaining to effective schools and examination of the patterns of organization and instruction in these schools which will lead to continuous improvement. Emphasis on visionary thinking and excellence.
  
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    EDAD 5331 - Introduction to School Administration - Organizational Behavior and Theory


    3 hrs

    Theory and research regarding human behavior in organizations, with special reference to schools. Major topics: historical schools of thought; power and authority; motivation; and social systems concepts.
  
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    EDAD 5332 - School Law


    3 hrs

    State school law and Federal constitution and laws are examined to determine their impact on the operation and management of the individual campus and the school district.
  
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    EDAD 5333 - Supervision of Instructional Leadership


    3 hrs

    Supervisory behavior and its related functions. Students are expected to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes leading to an appropriate climate for instruction. Emphasis on equity and excellence. Prerequisite(s): EDAD 5336 . PDAS training and certification are an integral part of the course. The fee for PDAS certification is determined by the state of Texas and is passed on to the student. Course Fee: $75.00
  
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    EDAD 5335 - The Principalship


    3 hrs

    Management of the internal organization of the schools with respect to scheduling, student grouping, staffing, curriculum, student progress systems, special programs, and grading/reporting systems; community relations at the school site; legal aspects of school site management; and use of microcomputers.
  
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    EDAD 5336 - Instructional Leadership II


    3 hrs

    Course designed to certify individuals in Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL). Emphasis on research findings, leadership development, and Professional Learning Communities training. Prerequisite(s): EDAD 5326 . The fee for ILD certification is determined by the state of Texas and is passed on to the student.
  
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    EDAD 5337 - Application of Administrative Concepts


    3 hrs

    Use of administrative concepts in the solution of problems in a simulated school; assessment of student ability to apply knowledge in the solution of practical problems; time management techniques for administrators; conflict management strategies; and school and principal effectiveness. This is the capstone course and is taken immediately prior to the internship course. Prerequisite(s): admission to professional education program and 24 hours of course work.
  
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    EDAD 5339 - Campus Business Management


    3 hrs

    Study is made of the management of school services for which the chief administrator of an educational unit is responsible. Topics considered include attendance accounting, financial accounting, property accounting, and general administrative details.
  
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    EDAD 5340 - Special Populations and Programs


    3 hrs

    Study is made of special programs offered in public schools including special and compensatory education, bilingual and ESL education, adult and continuing education, and vocational and technical education.
  
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    EDAD 6301 - School Plant and Facilities


    3 hrs

    This course is designed to complement the superintendency programs by focusing on the issues of school law, the school plant and facilities. Theories, principles and practices related to educational law and the functions of facilities will be dealt with, particularly as these two areas relate to planning, development, bond issues and the legal impact the courts and the legislature have on the superintendency. Prerequisite(s): A valid Texas teacher certificate, a valid Texas Principal Certificate, and two years of teaching experience are required.
  
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    EDAD 6302 - Leadership and the Change Process


    3 hrs

    Leadership focus on challenges facing school leaders as they focus on school improvement: Topics include: exercising collaborative leadership, developing a strong organizational culture, dealing with the politics of education, building strong superintendent-board relations, managing the problems of school reform, and planning. Stages in the change process. Problem oriented and with field-based experiences. Prerequisite(s): A valid Texas  teacher certificate, a valid Texas Principal Certificate, and two years of teaching experience are required.
  
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    EDAD 6303 - Politics, Governance and Finance of Education


    3 hrs

    Historical view of school finance issues, and overview of budgeting philosophies, steps involves in the planning, development and implementation of the budget cycle, and examine current laws, rules, and issues specifically for Texas school funding. Prerequisite(s): A valid Texas teacher certificate, a valid Texas Principal Certificate, and two years of teaching experience are required.
  
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    EDAD 6349 - Principal Internship


    3 hrs

    Supervised experience in an educational setting leading toward principal certification. This capstone course is for those individuals seeking state license. The state examination or an approved alternative examination are part of the course and the course stands in place of the comprehensive examination. Students engage in 200 hours of experience that correlate with the TExES proficiencies.
  
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    EDAD 6350 - Superintendency Internship


    3 hrs

    Students engage in 200 hours of on-the-job practice with a school superintendent  in the office of the school superintendent; assess suitability of own skills and disposition for chief executive and educational officer; integrate skills and knowledge; become cognizant of roles, relationships and responsibilities of a sitting superintendent; course considered the capstone experience of practical field involvement in completing requirements to quality for positions of school superintendent and other leadership positions.

Educational Information Technology

  
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    EDIT 2310 - Technology in the Classroom


    3 hrs

    Application and integration of work tools (office suite) and other online tools, concepts and design, input strategies, ethical practices, challenge-based learning, efficient use of electronic information, problem-solving and communication using technology applications in the classroom based upon the state and national essential knowledge and skill with a focus on creating and developing a professional online portfolio to house artifacts from this course and future courses.
  
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    EDIT 4310 - Technology Tools for Instruction


    3 hrs

    Train instructors and educators through the effective use of integrated software programs for problem solving and creating innovative and effective instructional tool. Prerequisite(s): COSC 2311  or EDIT 2310 .
  
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    EDIT 4311 - Multimedia and Video Technology


    3 hrs

    Use of multimedia and video technology to instruct, solve problems and communicate; capture and use of digital video to construct innovative applications for instruction and training in various educational settings. Prerequisite(s): COSC 2311  or EDIT 2310 .
  
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    EDIT 4330 - Portfolio Development and Technology Integration


    3 hrs

    Develop a professional teaching portfolio for the purpose of communicating their teaching effectiveness and professional accomplishments for use in seeking employment and to enhance the job search and interview process; examine and analyze the use of the computer in the classroom and its potential for impacting the learning environment; curriculum development and design. Integrating the state curriculum and assessment standards will be practiced and artifacts from the practice will be included in the electronic portfolio. Prerequisite(s): COSC 2311  or EDIT 2310 
  
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    EDIT 4340 - Desktop Publishing and Digital Graphics


    3 hrs

    Skill-building in how to use and teach desktop publishing and digital graphics to instruct, solve problems and communicate. Prerequisite(s): COSC 2311  or EDIT 2310 .
  
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    EDIT 5310 - Microcomputer Applications


    3 hrs

    Microcomputer utilization in education for management and integration into instruction through advanced use of integrated software packages, graphics, desktop publishing, the Internet, multimedia, and electronic presentations; included with computer-assisted instruction, computer-managed instruction, and the acquisition of hardware and software.
  
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    EDIT 5320 - Distance Learning and Instruction


    3 hrs

    Skill-building in how to use and teach online or distance learning equipment, techniques and special considerations. This is an online learning delivery skills course in Internet delivery, video delivery, and online course management software. Critical thinking and problem solving in the development of these skills is an expectation. In addition, access to a high speed Internet connection, webcam and USB head with a microphone are required.
  
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    EDIT 5340 - Advanced Desktop Publishing and Digital Graphics


    3 hrs

    Advanced skill building in use and teaching of desktop publishing and digital graphics to enhance instruction, solve problems, and communicate.
  
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    EDIT 5341 - Computer Networking and Data Management


    3 hrs

    Skills in establishing a computer network, hardware and software for the computer network and troubleshooting the network. Prerequisite(s): Six hours of computer courses.
  
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    EDIT 5342 - Advanced Portfolio Development and Technology Integration


    3 hrs

    Designed for those who are currently in the classroom in a teaching or instructor position; development of a teaching portfolio in a purposeful, organized, self-reflective collection of evidence used to demonstrate professional growth and achievement of competence in teaching knowledge and skills; based on the principles of the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC); integration of the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS•T) into a series of lesson plans for the classroom. Prerequisite(s): This course is designed for those who are currently in the classroom in a teaching position.
  
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    EDIT 5344 - Advanced Multimedia and Video Technology


    3 hrs

    Advanced skill-building in how to use and teach multimedia and video technology to instruct, solve problems and communicate based upon the state and national Essential Knowledge and Skills.
  
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    EDIT 5345 - Web Applications


    3 hrs

    Skill-building in how to use and teach web applications to instruct, solve problems and communicate based upon ISTE NETS-T standards. This is a computer software skills course in website creation, web applications, web design and multimedia presentation that incorporates critical thinking and problem solving in the development of the skills.

English

  
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    ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric


    3 hrs

    Principles of clear, correct, effective expository writing, with illustrative readings and frequent essays and conferences. Course should be taken within first year of enrollment.
  
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    ENGL 1302 - Composition and Reading


    3 hrs

    Readings from imaginative literature; the research paper and shorter critical and interpretive essays. Course should be taken within first year of enrollment. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1301 
  
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    ENGL 2301 - English Literature


    3 hrs

    Selected studies in important works of English literature beginning with Beowulf. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1302 
  
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    ENGL 2302 - American Literature


    3 hrs

    Selected studies in important works in American literature beginning with pre-colonial era. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1302 
  
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    ENGL 2303 - World Literature


    3 hrs

    Introduction to selected studies in important works of world literature beginning with Homer. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1302 
  
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    ENGL 2304 - African Literature


    3 hrs

    Selected studies in important works of African literature. Note: This course is only available to students completing degree programs in Kenya. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1302 
  
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    ENGL 3300 - 19th Century American Literature


    3 hrs

    American poetry and prose of the 19th century. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing.
  
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    ENGL 3301 - Early American Literature


    3 hrs

    Study of significant written works from pre-colonial, colonial, and revolutionary America. Prerequisite(s): Advanced Standing.
  
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    ENGL 3302 - 20th Century American Literature


    3 hrs

    American fiction, poetry, and drama of the 20th Century. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing.
  
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    ENGL 3303 - Studies in English


    3 hrs

    Topics vary to include subjects, genres, or themes not exclusively covered in other English courses. Note: May be repeated once when topics change. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing.
  
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    ENGL 3304 - Advanced Grammar


    3 hrs

    A study of the structure of the English language, with a focus on grammatical forms and functions within sentence structures. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing.
  
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    ENGL 3307 - Creative Writing


    3 hrs

    Workshop approach to the theory and practice of writing poetry, fiction, drama, and/or nonfiction. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing.
  
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    ENGL 3310 - 19th Century British Literature


    3 hrs

    British poetry and prose from 1780-1900. Prerequisite(s): Advanced Standing.
  
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    ENGL 3311 - 20th Century British Literature


    3 hrs

    British fiction, poetry, and drama of the 20th century. Prerequisite(s): Advanced Standing.
  
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    ENGL 3312 - Studies in the Fantastic


    3 hrs

    Survey of milestones of fantasy and science fiction. Prerequisite(s): Advanced Standing.
  
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    ENGL 3313 - Film and Literature


    3 hrs

    A study of the relationships between literary and cinematic forms, with close attention to film adaptation. Prerequisite(s): Advanced Standing.
  
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    ENGL 3315 - Young Adult Literature


    3 hrs

    Study and evaluation of contemporary young adult literature from a variety of genres. Prerequisite(s): Advanced Standing.
  
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    ENGL 3320 - Foundations of Technical Communication


    3 hrs

    Study and practice of developing formal and informal technical and business documents, such as reports, proposals, resumes, instructions, and professional correspondence; emphasis on technical and/or professional environment. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing.
  
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    ENGL 3321 - History of English Language


    3 hrs

    Survey of the historical and cultural development of English, extending from Roman Britain to our contemporary world, with a focus on the language’s origins, changes, and diversity. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing.
  
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    ENGL 3330 - Introduction to Film


    3 hrs

    Introduction to selected studies in important works in film beginning with the Lumière brothers. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing.
  
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    ENGL 4101 - English Major Capstone Course


    1 hrs

    Mandatory for all Plainview, non-Education English majors in one of last two semesters immediately prior to graduation, the course familiarizes English majors with possible career opportunities, job searches, resume development, graduate school applications, interviewing skills, etc.; includes major field exam. Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 30 hours toward English major, or consent of Dean of School of Languages and Literature.
  
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    ENGL 4301 - British Renaissance and Early 17th Century Literature


    3 hrs

    British poetry, prose, and drama from 1485-1660. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing.
  
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    ENGL 4302 - Restoration and 18th Century British Literature


    3 hrs

    British poetry, prose, and drama from 1660-1800. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing.
  
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    ENGL 4303 - Shakespeare


    3 hrs

    A study of the works of Shakespeare, with special emphasis on the major plays. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing.
  
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    ENGL 4304 - Early Medieval Literature


    3 hrs

    Survey of early Medieval works and cultural influences. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing.
  
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    ENGL 4305 - Late Medieval Literature


    3 hrs

    Survey of late Medieval works and cultural influences with special emphasis on the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing.
  
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    ENGL 4306 - Introduction to Linguistics


    3 hrs

    A survey of formal and descriptive linguistics, with an emphasis on how we acquire and use language in social contexts. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing.
  
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    ENGL 4308 - Colonial and Postcolonial Literature


    3 hrs

    A literary and critical introduction to the ramifi cations of empire as they have been dealt with nationally and globally. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing.
  
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    ENGL 4311 - Introduction to Literary Theory


    3 hrs

    An examination of the key approaches, contextual frameworks, and terminology of literary criticism, including special attention to its practical application. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing.
  
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    ENGL 4314 - Usage and Style


    3 hrs

    A practical study of present-day usage and style rules, stressing correctness, appropriateness, and clarity in writing, as well as attention to editing and proofreading. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.
  
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    ENGL 4330 - Studies in Film


    3 hrs

    Topics regularly alternate between documentary, foreign, film noir, religious, Shakespearian or other genres or topics to cover special studies in film. May be repeated one time when topic varies. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 3330  or consent of instructor.
  
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    ENGL 4345 - Teaching English as a Second Language


    3 hrs

    Methods of teaching ESL, including instructional strategies for transitioning to English and mainstreaming second language English-speakers, with emphasis on developing reading, writing, and oral language components. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing. Also see: EDLI 4345
  
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    ENGL 5102 - Comprehensive Exam


    1 hrs

    Written responses to minimum of three pre-selected texts. Required of all MA in English students. Note: May be repeated one time. Prerequisite(s): Completion of all required graduate coursework, and minimum of 24 hours total graduate coursework.
  
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    ENGL 5301 - Seventeenth-Century Prose and Poetry


    3 hrs

    Emphasis on the major works of Milton, the metaphysical poets, and Cavalier, Puritan, and Restoration writers.
  
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    ENGL 5302 - Eighteenth-Century Prose and Poetry


    3 hrs

    Emphasis on the major works of Swift, Pope, and the early novelists.
  
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    ENGL 5303 - Shakespeare


    3 hrs

    An intensive study of eight major plays and the sonnets.
  
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    ENGL 5304 - Studies in British Literature


    3 hrs

    A study of a specific time, genre, or major figure in British literature. Note: May be repeated one time when topic varies.
  
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    ENGL 5305 - The Middle Ages


    3 hrs

    Emphasis on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and lesser works.
  
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    ENGL 5306 - Sociolinguistics and Discourse Studies


    3 hrs

    An in-depth study of descriptive linguistics, with an emphasis on pragmatics, sociolinguistic theory, and how we use and interpret language in social contexts.
  
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    ENGL 5307 - Literary Theory


    3 hrs

    A study of literary theory and criticism. Note: Required of all MA in English students.
  
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    ENGL 5308 - Advanced Literary Research


    3 hrs

    A course focused on locating and interacting with source material for advanced literary research projects. Note: Required of all MA in English students.
  
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    ENGL 5309 - Young Adult Literature


    3 hrs

    Focus is literature for the middle and high school student. Emphasis is placed on contemporary literary and non-literary selections. Also see: EDLI 5309
 

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