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School of Accountancy

   
Course Course Name Syllabus
Professor
ACCY 201 Introduction to Accounting Principles I view
Dr. Dave Nichols
ACCY 202 Introduction to Accounting Principles II view
Dr. Dave Nichols

School of Applied Sciences

   
Course Course Name Syllabus
Professor
CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice view
Dr. Jeffery M. Johnson
CJ 115 Introduction to Homeland Security view
Dr. David McElreath
CJ 120 Intro to Corrections view
Dr. Linda Keena
CJ 230 Principles of Investigation view
Dr. Jeff Johnson
CJ 310 Law Enforcement Process and Policy view
Dr. Jeff Johnson
CJ 320 Correctional Treatment Strategies view
Dr. Linda Keena
CJ 444 Law of Corrections view
Dr. Linda Keena
EDDE 507 Safety Education view
Dr. Michael Dupper
ES 396 Allied Health Terminology view
Dr. Martha Bass
HP 191 Personal and Community Health view
Dr. Michael Dupper
HP 203  First Aid view
Dr. Michael Dupper
HP 312 Behavioral Aspects of Weight Management view
Mr. Samuel Buckner
SRA 194  Foundations of Leisure and Recreation view
Mr. David Waddell
SRA 332 Outdoor Recreation view
Mr. David Waddell
SRA 200 Park and Recreation Program Leadership view
Mr. David Waddell

School of Business

   
Course Course Name Syllabus
Professor
FIN 411 Finance Fundamentals for MBA Applicants view
Dr. Lynn Phillips Kugele

School of Education

   
Course Course Name Syllabus
Professor
COUN 307  Educational Psychology view
Dr. Phillip Cooker
COUN 309  Psychology of Adolescence view
Dr. Phillip Cooker
COUN 333 Psychology of Human Growth and Development view
Mr. Eric Suddeath
EDDE 507 Safety Education view
Dr. Michael Dupper
EDRD 300 Foundations of Reading Instruction view
Dr. Nancy Douglas
EDRD 317 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Disabilities view
Dr. Nancy Douglas
EDRD 415 Methods & Materials for Teaching Reading in Elementary School view
Dr. Nancy Douglas
EDRD 429  Reading in the Secondary School view
Dr. Nancy Douglas
EDSP  308  Introduction to Special Education view
Dr. Diane Lowry

School of Engineering

   
Course Course Name Syllabus
Professor
CSCI 103 Survey of Computing view
Ms. Cynthia Zickos
CSCI 191 Office Applications view
Ms. Hui Xiong
GEOL 101 Physical Geology view
Ms. Amanda Patterson

School of Journalism

   
Course Course Name Syllabus
Professor
IMC 204 Introduction to Integrated Marketing Communication view
Mr. Bobby Steele Jr.

College of Liberal Arts

   
Course Course Name Syllabus
Professor
AH 101 Introduction to Western Art view
Dr. Louise Arizzoli
AH 201 History of Art view
Mr. Lance Herrington
BISC 102  Inquiry into Life--Human Biology view
Dr. Carol Cleveland
BISC 104  Inquiry into Life--The Environment view
Dr. Carol Cleveland
CHEM 103  Survey of Chemistry I view
Dr. Kerri Scott
CHEM 201 Environmental Chemistry I view
Dr. Kerri Scott
CHEM 202 Environmental Chemistry II view
Dr. Kerri Scott
CHEM 271 Biochemical Concepts, v1 view
Dr. Kerri Scott
CINE 201 Cinema Survey 1: 1880s to 1945 view
Dr. Michelle Emanuel
CINE 202 Cinema Survey 2: 1945 to 21st Century view
Dr. Michelle Emanuel
CLC 106 Classical Mythology view
Dr. Jonathan Fenno
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics view
Dr. James Carden
ECON 203  Principles of Macroeconomics view
Dr. James Carden
ECON/FIN 303  Money and Banking view
Mr. Lateef Subair
FR 101 Elementary French I view
Dr. Lorena Fonseca
FR 102 Elementary French II view
Dr. Lorena Fonseca
FR 201 Intermediate French I view
Dr. Lorena Fonseca
FR 202 Intermediate French II view
Dr. Lorena Fonseca
GERM 101 Elementary German I view
Ms. Tracy Koslowski
GERM 102 Elementary German II view
Ms. Tracy Koslowski
GERM 201 Intermediate German I view
Ms. Tracy Koslowski
GERM 202 Intermediate German II view
Ms. Tracy Koslowski
HIS 101 The History of Europe to 1648 view
Dr. Wendy Smith
HIS 105 The United States to 1877 view
Dr. Wendy Smith
HIS 106 The United States Since 1877 view
Dr. Wendy Smith
HIS 306 The United States Since 1945 view
Dr. Wendy Smith
ITAL 101 Elementary Italian view
Ms. Kenna Daniel
MATH 115 Elementary Statistics view
Dr. Lanzhen Song
MATH 123 Trigonometry view
Mr. Jon-Michael Wimberly
MATH 121 College Algebra view
Mr. Michael Azlin
MATH 267 Calculus for Business, Economics, and Accountancy I view
Mr. Robert Hunt
MATH 268 Calculus for Business, Economics, and Accountancy II view
Ms. Julie Anderson
PORT 101 Elementary Portuguese I view
Dr. Lorena Fonseca
PORT 102 Elementary Portuguese II view
Dr. Lorena Fonseca
PSY 201 General Psychology view
Dr. Jennifer Caldwell
PSY 311 Abnormal Psychology view
Dr. Jennifer Caldwell
PSY 320 Cognitive Psychology view
Dr. Jennifer Caldwell
PSY 394 Lab in Psychology: Cognition & Perception view
Dr. Matthew Reysen
REL 101 Introduction to Religion view
Dr. Mary Thurlkill
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I view
Dr. Julia Bussade
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II view
Dr. Julia Bussade
SPAN 201* Intermediate Spanish I view
Mr. Clayton Allen
SPAN 202* Intermediate Spanish II view
Mr. Clayton Allen
WRIT 101 First-Year Writing 1 view
Ms. Karen Forgette
WRIT 102 First-Year Writing 2 view
Wendy Goldberg

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ACCY 201 : Introduction to Accounting Principles

More about this Course
Accountancy 201, the first half of Introduction to Accounting Principles, gives you the basic foundation for preparing, understanding, and using financial information. The course is designed to prepare you for more advanced study in the field of accounting as well as in related fields of business and economics. The course is also designed for students of the arts and sciences who desire a basic knowledge of financial record keeping, financial reports, and the basic elements of business.
Since the course begins at the elementary level, no prior knowledge of business or bookkeeping is required. The functions of recording, accumulating, and summarizing accounting data for a proprietorship are emphasized early in the course. Specialized topics including internal control, interest, depreciation, and payroll are covered. Emphasis throughout the course is placed on the principles governing the practice of accounting. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Dave Nichols
Number of Lessons: 11
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Financial and Managerial Accounting – Information for Decisions by Wild, Shaw, and Chiappetta – 6th edition
You can purchase it 3 ways:
Financial and Managerial Accounting with Connect – ISBN: 9781259621758 OR
Loose-Leaf for Financial and Managerial Accounting with Connect – ISBN: 9781259622885 OR
Connect 2 Semester Access Card for Financial and Managerial Accounting – ISBN: 9780077633059
You will need the Connect homework system associated with the textbook--you can follow the links within Blackboard to register the code. NOTE: This is the same book used for ACCY 202.

ACCY 202 : Introduction to Accounting Principles II

More about this Course
This 13-lesson Independent Study course is on the topic of Accountancy. Accountancy 201, the first half of Introduction to Accounting Principles, gave you the basic foundation for preparing, understanding, and using financial information. Accountancy 202, the second half of Introduction to Accounting Principles, gives you a basic foundation for preparing, understanding, and using financial information. The course is designed to prepare you for more advanced study in the field of accounting as well as in related fields of business and economics. The course is also designed for students of the arts and sciences who desire a basic knowledge of financial record keeping, financial reports, and the basic elements of business.
Accountancy 201 is a prerequisite for Accountancy 202. Financial reporting for corporations and managerial accounting are emphasized in this course. Specialized topics covered include bonds, business planning, and budgeting. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Dave Nichols
Number of Lessons: 13
Exam Type: Three Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s): Financial and Managerial Accounting – Information for Decisions by Wild, Shaw, and Chiappetta – 6th edition
You can purchase it 3 ways:
Financial and Managerial Accounting with Connect – ISBN: 9781259621758
-or- Loose-Leaf for Financial and Managerial Accounting with Connect – ISBN: 9781259622885
-or- Connect 2 Semester Access Card for Financial and Managerial Accounting – ISBN: 9780077633059
You will need the Connect homework system associated with the textbook--you can follow the links within Blackboard to register the code. NOTE: This is the same book used for ACCY 201.

CJ 100: Introduction to Criminal Justice


More about this Course
This 14-lesson Independent Study course is an examination of the philosophical and historical background, agencies, and processes of the criminal justice system in the United States.
Methods of Presentation: Lectures, reading assignments, video clips, written student response questions, and journals.
[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Jeffery Johnson
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
CJ3. Larry K. Gaines and Roger LeRoy Miller, Wadsworth Cengage Learning
ISBN-9781285460482

CJ 115: Introduction to Homeland Security


More about this Course
This is a fifteen lesson independent study course on the topic of Homeland Security.

This course examines the issues pertaining to the role and mission of the Department of Homeland Security and related agencies, both domestically and internationally. Students will be introduced to various aspects of Homeland Security as outlined in the Office of Homeland Security's publication National Strategy for Homeland Security. Course assignments to include readings and submissions are reflected with each lesson. [See UM Catalog Description] This course offers (3) hours of academic credit.

Delivery Method: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Dr. David McElreath
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Introduction to Homeland Security. David McElreath, Chester Quarles, Carl Jensen, and Robert Nations. K&M Publishers, Inc. ISBN #: 978-0-9823658-2-0 2009 Tulsa, OK

CJ 120: Intro to Corrections


More about this Course
This fourteen lesson Independent Study course will study corrections, a wide variety of functions carried out by government agencies having to do with the punishment, treatment, supervision, and management of individuals who have been accused of or convicted of criminal offenses. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Dr. Linda Keena
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: 2 course exams and final exam

Required Textbook(s)
Siegel, L. & Bartollas, C. (2010). Corrections Today. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. ISBN: 978-0495602408

CJ 230: Principles of Investigation


More about this Course
This 16-lesson independent study course covers criminal investigation procedures, including theory of investigation, case preparation, specific techniques for selected offenses, questioning of suspects and witnesses, and problems in criminal investigations. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Jeffery Johnson
Number of Lessons: 16
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Criminal Investigation, 9th edition, Hess, K.M., Orthmann, C.H. (2010).
2010 Delmar, Cengage Learning
ISBN-10: 1-4354-6994-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-4354-6994-5

CJ 310: Law Enforcement Process and Policy


More about this Course
Law Enforcement Process and Policy is a field of study that will help prospective police administrators to determine the influences of the decision-making process. The course is primarily for law enforcement professionals, but supervisors and administrators in all professions will benefit. This course is designed to look at several different questions such as:

(1) Does law enforcement prevent crime?
(2) Does law enforcement preserve the peace?
(3) What do the police do?
(4) What do the sheriff and other agencies do?
(5) Is there a difference among agencies?
(6) Is there a difference in urban and rural policing and why?
(7) What can we in law enforcement expect in the future?
There are many questions to be answered, and answer them we must if we in law enforcement are to succeed in living up to what police means, "Power of The People." [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED ONLY
Professor: Dr. Jeff Johnson
Number of Lessons: 12
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam
Required Textbook(s) Police Administration, 8th Edition, Gary Cordner, Elsevier, ISBN 978-1-4557-3118-3

CJ 320: Correctional Treatment Strategies


Course Description:
This is a fourteen lesson independent study course on the topic of correctional treatment strategies. This course addresses the micro-level details of the counseling and treatment process, explaining how correctional counseling is done in the field and in institutions. Course assignments, quizzes, and readings are reflected with each lesson.

Professor: Dr. Linda Keene
Textbook Information
Hanser, R.D., & Mire, S.M. (2011)
Correctional Counseling
Boston, MA Prentice Hall
ISBN: 13-978-0-13-512925-8

It is the student's responsibility to order the course textbook. Online textbook retailers such as www.amazon.com, www.abebooks.com, or http://www.half.ebay.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

Use the ISBN number to make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

CJ 444: Law of Corrections


Course Description:
This is a fourteen lesson independent study course on the topic of Correctional Law. This course examines analyzes prisoner rights, state and federal prisoner litigation, and the constitutional basis of these areas. Course assignments, quizzes, and readings are reflected with each lesson.

This course offers (3) hours of Academic Credit.
[See UM Catalog Description]

Course Delivery: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Number of Lessons: 14
Number of Exams: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam
Instructor: Dr. Linda Keena

Required Textbook(s)
Cripe, C. A., & Pearlman, M. G. (2005). Legal aspects of corrections management (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Barlett.

EDDE 507 : Safety Education


More about this Course
Safety Education 507 reveals that accidents are a major cause of injury and death and are responsible for a tremendous financial loss each year. It further points out that safe living involves safety in all aspects of life: one's work, leisure, home, transportation, and the schools one attends. This study will include all these aspects of safety plus the psychology involved in safe behavior, the legal liability one faces when negligent and unsafe behavior causes injury or death to others, and the role of education in combating the accident problem. It will focus upon three primary objectives
1. To induce patterns of healthful behavior on the part of the student. It is hoped that from this study of safety, individuals will develop patterns of behavior which will insure the safety and welfare of themselves and their families.
2. To point out vital information as to the potential hazards to life and health as a result of accidents, carelessness, or lack of proper consideration of the dangers involved in everyday situations of living.
3. To provide an educational background in the priciples, procedures, and materials for teaching safety in the school, home and community. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Michael Dupper
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Bever, David L., Safety: A Personal Focus. Fourth edition, 1996. St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby-Year Book, Inc. ISBN 0072505125.

Special Notes
To receive graduate cradit for this course, you must enroll as a graduate student.

ES 396 : Allied Health Terminology


Professor: Ms. Martha Bass
Delivery Method: ONLINE
Number of Lessons: 21
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and a Final Exam

Course Description:
This 21-lesson course offers an introduction to medical terms through an examination of their composition, focusing on prefixes, suffixes, word roots and their combined forms by review of each body system and specialty area. Use of this specialized language in a professional health care environment and in scholarly and professional writing is also emphasized.
Prerequisites: BISC 102/103 or BISC 160/161 or BISC 206
[See UM Catalog Description]

Textbook Description:
Allan, D. & Lockyer, K. (2014) Medical Language for Modern Health Care (3th edition). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
NOTE: This course also requires Learnsmart/Connect. You should purchase your textbook via the McGraw Hill link in this Blackboard course.
Click on the McGraw-Hill Textbook link in the menu items at the top left of the page in Blackboard.
Below "My Connect Section", click Go to My Connect Section.
Follow the on-screen instructions to register.

HP 191 : Personal & Community Health


More about this Course
Personal and Community Health 191 is a comprehensive health course designed to provide current knowledge in the principles and practices of a healthful lifestyle and to foster an awareness of the benefits of such a lifestyle in all aspects of the individual's environment. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Michael Dupper
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Fahey, TD, Insel, PM and Roth, WT. (2009). Fit and Well; core concepts and labs in physical fitness and wellness. 8th Edition. Mountian View, CA; Mayfield Publishing Company. ISBN: 978-0073523729

Supplemental Textbook(s)
1. Alters, S. and Schiff, W. Essential Concepts For Healthy Living. Jones and Bartlett. 2nd Edition, 2001. ISBN: 978-0763713546
2. Edlin, et al. Essential for Heath and Wellness. Jones and Bartlett. Second Edition, 2000. ISBN: 978-0763709099
3. Werner, W. et al. Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness. Morton Publ. Sixth Edition 2000. ISBN: 978-0895825254

HP 203 : First Aid


Delivery Method: Blackboard and Paper-based
Professor: Dr. Michael Dupper
Number of Lessons: 20
Exam Type: 1 Midcourse Test and a Final Exam

Course Description:

The HP 203 course is designed to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives.

Textbook Description:
First Aid: Responding to Emergencies. Third Edition
ISBN 1-58480-101-8.

HP 312: Behavioral Aspects of Weight Management


Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Mr. Samuel Buckner
Number of Lessons: 11
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and a Final Exam

Course Description:

An examination of different behavioral aspects of weight loss and weight gain. Several methods will be discussed and insight will be provided into the healthy approach of weight loss and weight gain. The lesson folders on Blackboard include the PowerPoint for the current chapter, a quiz, and in some cases another assignment on the content.

[See UM Catalog Description]

Textbook Description:
Nutrition, Exercise, and Behavior – Liane M. Summerfield, Third Edition
ISBN-10: 1-305-25877-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-305-25877-8

RA 194 : Foundations of Leisure and Recreation


Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor:Dr. David Waddell
Number of Lessons: 16
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Course Description:
Foundations of Leisure and Recreation is a three-hour credit course which will provide a basic understanding of the evolution of leisure and the professional field of leisure/recreation delivery services. An overview of the sociological and historical ramifications of earlier societies, up to and including, contemporary life will provide a conceptual introduction and philosophical point of reference for the academic study of this profession.

Textbook Description:
Recreation and Leisure in Modern Society (2012)-Ninth Edition
McLean, D. and Hurd, A. Jones & Barlett Learning, Ontario, CA.
ISBN 978-0-7637-8159-0

RA 332 : Outdoor Recreation


More about this Course
Roles and responsibilities of local, state, and federal governments in providing appropriate locations, facilities, programs, and leadership.

[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. David Waddell
Number of Lessons: 18
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Outdoor Recreation: Enrichment for a Lifetime (4th edition). Cordes and Hudson, Sagamore
ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-777-8

Title and Course number


More about this Course
Planning and leadership techniques for conducting organized park and recreation programs for all age groups.[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. David Waddell
Number of Lessons: 19
Exam Type: : 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Jordan, D. (2007). Leadership in Leisure Services: Making A Difference (3rd Ed.). State College, PA: Venture
John Maxwell (1993). Developing the Leader Within You. Thomas Nelson Publishers: Nashville.

Title and Course number


More about this Course
This course is an introduction to business finance, emphasizing the financing and investment decisions of the financial manager. The course is designed to meet the finance prerequisite requirement for the MBA program. In addition, it will provide a review of basic mathematics, statistics and Excel skills necessary in the MBA program.[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Lynn Phillips Kugele
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: Midcourse Exam and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
The required textbook is Fundamentals of Financial Management, Concise Edition, Brigham and Houston, 9th edition (Cengage Learning), ISBN-13: 978-1-305-63593-7 (2017). Available January 2016.
This is an e-book which can be purchased or rented for various time periods at this address

Financial calculator: You must have a financial calculator to get through this course. I strongly recommend the Texas Instruments BAII Plus financial calculator, available at Wal*Mart, Office Depot, or Amazon for about $30.

COUN 307 : Educational Psychology


More about this Course
This course is designed to provide an introductory overview of the psychological principles and research findings applied to the educational process. A total of 15 lessons comprise this three credit-hour undergraduate course.[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Philip Cooker
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: Course Exam 1, Course Exam 2, and Final Exam (Course Exam 2 and Final Exam may be taken together)

Required Textbook(s)
Woolfolk, A. E. (2016). Educational psychology (13th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
This course requires use of the eText version; a loose-leaf version can be obtained as an option.
0134013522 / 9780134013527 Educational Psychology, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package, 13/e

COUN 309 : Psychology of Adolescence


More about this Course
The word adolescence comes from the Latin verb, adolescere, which translates roughly to mean "growing into adulthood." The purpose of this course is to focus on the psychological aspects of this transitional period of development. Just as in the study of any developmental period, what we know is based on research. Textbooks are updated periodically to incorporate new knowledge that is being generated constantly. When you complete your independent study of adolescence, you will have a better understanding of the characteristics of this stage, the significant influences on adolescent development, and the theories and research that will enhance our ability to work with this group of individuals. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Philip Cooker
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Santrock, J.W. (2013). Adolescence (15th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN-10: 0078035481 ISBN-13: 978-0078035487

COUN 333: Psychology of Human Growth and Development


More about this Course
The purpose of this course is to explore the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of individuals across the lifespan. This class is designed to help you become active in the learning process through the use of learning modules, examinations, outside reading and written assignments.
The field of psychology is fascinating. The instructor’s responsibility is to present it to you in a meaningful and interesting manner. Your responsibility is to be active in the process. You need to think critically and be open to sharing your thoughts through journals and written assignments. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor:Mr. Eric Suddeath
Number of Lessons: 19
Exam Type: Two Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
HDEV, 4th Edition, Spencer A. Rathus
ISBN-10: 1305257588 | ISBN-13: 9781305257580 2016
Recommended Supplemental Text:
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.), American Psychological Association (2010). ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5

EDRD 300 : Foundations of Reading Instruction


More about this Course
The primary purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with basic concepts related to teaching reading in grades K-8. Emphasis will be directed to understanding how children learn to read and the concept of emergent literacy. The major approaches and techniques for reading and writing instruction that research and practice have proven successful will be presented with special attention to the importance of the reading-writing connection. Attention will be given to phonics instruction, context clues, syllabic analysis, and vocabulary development. The process of comprehending as well as strategies for the effective development of comprehension will be covered. Other topics related to reading instruction such as reading and writing in the content areas, experiencing literature, and diversity in the literacy classroom will also be included.
[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Nancy Douglas
Number of Lessons: 13
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Gunning, Thomas G. Creating Literacy Instruction for all Students. Eighth edition, 2013 Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.
ISBN 9780132900959

EDRD 317 : Diagnosis & Remediation of Reading Disabilities


Instructor: Dr. Nancy E. Douglas
Delivery Method: Blackboard and Paper-Based
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Course Description:
There is little disagreement among teachers, students, and parents about the importance of reading. Most school subjects require reading comprehension in textbooks and other printed materials. Success in adult life is often dependent upon individuals’ abilities to understand written . And, for many people at any age, reading is a source of recreation and entertainment.

These values underscore the importance of effective reading instruction. It has become a truism in education that “every teacher should be a teacher of reading.” Unfortunately, many teachers in elementary as well as secondary schools do not know how to determine which of their pupils are capable readers and which need additional individualized instruction.

This course will help the student become competent in the administration of informal classroom diagnostic instruments to assess children’s needs and in the use of that information to plan specific remedial activities.

Textbook Information:
Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties
Gunning, Thomas G. (2014), Fifth Edition
Boston, MA, Allyn and Bacon, A Pearson Education Company.
ISBN 10: 0133388174

EDRD 415 : Methods and Materials for Teaching Reading in Elementary Schools


Instructor: Dr. Nancy Douglas
Delivery Method: ONLINE
Number of Lessons: 13
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

[See UM Catalog Description]

Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to prepare the prospective teacher to meet the developmental reading needs of elementary learners. The teacher education student will become familiar with strategies for teaching word recognition, vocabulary development, and comprehension.
Attention will be given to integrating writing and recreational reading with an eclectic plan for teaching reading (using the language experience approach, the literature-based approach, individualized reading, the basal reader program, and technology). Information will also be provided on classroom management techniques for the reading teacher and on strategies for effective teaching.

Textbook Information:
Teaching Reading in Today's Elementary Schools, 11th Edition, Betty D. Roe; Sandra H. Smith; Paul C. Burns.
ISBN-10: 1-111-29812-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-111-29812-8

EDRD 429 : Reading in the Secondary School

Instructor: Dr. Nancy Douglas
Delivery Method: Blackboard and Paper-Based
Number of Lessons: 12
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Course Description:
This course aims to help teachers make content literacy an ongoing part of their instructional routines. Attention is given to instructional practices and strategies that can support and motivate learners, including struggling readers and diverse learners and to help students think and learn with text-both print and digital. It features two major sections:

Part I on literacy and learning in today's classrooms examines contemporary issues that impact content literacy: the standards movement, the balance between content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge, struggling readers, and cultural and linguistic diversity, and more.
Part II about instructional practices and strategies looks at how teachers can create effective learning environments for literacy learning in content area classrooms.

Throughout the course, students will explore ideas such as strategic learning, collaborative and cooperative grouping practices, the role that prior knowledge plays in comprehension and learning, learning with literature and technology, talking about texts, writing to learn, and instructional scaffolding before, during, and after reading. The role of literacy coaches in supporting content literacy learning is also examined.

Textbook Description:
Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum. (11th ed.)
Vacca, R. T., Vacca, J. L., & Mraz, M. (2014).
Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon. ISBN: 0-13-306678-9

EDSP 308 : Introduction to Special Education


Professor: Dr. Diane Lowry
Delivery Method: Blackboard
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: 1 Midcourse Test and a Final Exam

Course Description:
This 15-lesson Independent Study course provides an introduction to: (1) the various diversities encountered in today’s school settings, (2) the current trends in service delivery for individuals with special needs, and (3) current legislation related to the responsibilities of public schools in serving children with special needs.

Textbook Description:
Special Education: Contemporary perspectives for school professionals: Third edition.
Friend, M. (2011), Boston: Pearson Education
ISBN 9780137033270

CSCI 103 : Survey of Computing


More about this Course
An introduction to computers and computing, for students with no prior knowledge of computers. Not to be used to satisfy CSCI major requirements. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Ms. Cynthia Zickos
Number of Lessons: 9
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Evans, Alan and Kendall Martin and Mary Ann Poatsy.
Technology in Action, Complete Version, 10/E.
Prentice Hall: 2014.
ISBN: 9780133056228.

CSCI 191 : Office Applications


Delivery Method: Blackboard
Professor: Ms. Hui Xiong
Number of Lessons: 17
Exam Type: 2 Midcourse Tests and a Final Project (which will count as a Final Exam)

Course Description:
The University of Mississippi’s iStudy course for CSCI 191 is a Microsoft (MS) Office 2013 applications course. You will learn the basic components of the four most popular Microsoft Office programs: Word (word processor), Excel (spreadsheet), PowerPoint (presentation), and Access (database).

Textbook:
New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2013,
First Course
ISBN-13: 978-1-285-16764-0

Access code:
SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects v1.0
Printed Access Card
ISBN-13: 978-1-285-42749-2

GEOL 101 : Physical Geology


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Classical introduction to Earth science and the physical and chemical processes that affect the earth. Satisfies science requirement of core curriculum when taken in conjunction with Geol 111. Will not count for credit if Geol 104 or Geol 105 is counted. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Ms. Amanda Patterson
Number of Lessons: 17
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Earth, An Introduction to Physical Geology by Tarbuk and Lutgens There are two versions of the textbook with the same page numbers:   1.) A custom version with unused chapters removed to save students money - ISBN: 0536278881 or 978-0536278886 2.) Standard version, 8th Edition - ISBN: 0131148656 or 978-0131148659

Title and Course number


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This on-line course introduces the basic disciplines of IMC: branding, public relations, advertising, direct marketing, sales promotion and other things. 3-credit hours, no prerequisites but course may be repeated only once. Whether you are (or become) an IMC major – or if you are just taking the course for an elective – I hope you find the content useful in understanding what integrated marketing communication is and how it is used.[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Mr. Bobby Steele Jr.
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Midcourse Exam and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Integrated Marketing Communication: Creative Strategy from Idea to Implementation, Robyn Blakeman, ISBN-13: 978-1442221222.

While the textbook is the guide, our lectures and discussions will veer in many other directions. There may also be other reading assignments.

AH 101: Introduction to Western Art


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This course is designed to introduce students with no prior experience in the study of art to various styles of western art. Two-dimensional media, such as painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography will be explored. Three-dimensional media, such as sculpture and architecture, will also be studied. Finally, the history of art will be surveyed from prehistoric art through contemporary art.[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Louise Arizzoli
Number of Lessons:29
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Gateways to Art. Understanding the Visual Arts. De Witte, Debra, Larmann, Ralph and Shields, Kathryn.
Print version: Thames and Hudson publishing company, Oct. 2011, ISBN 978-0-500-28956-3
Ebook version: At http://books.wwnorton.com/books, ISBN 978-0-500-77041-2 Available online or as a download.

AH 201: History of Art I


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This 15-lesson Independent Study course is a chronological and thematic survey of the art, architecture, and artifacts of world civilizations of the ancient through medieval eras. A variety of cultural issues, aesthetic styles, contextual perspectives, artists, and exemplary works of art will be examined and considered. Each lesson includes a reading assignment and corresponding questionnaire, to be followed by an eventual midterm exam and an eventual final exam. Additionally, every fifth lesson (Lessons 5, 10, and 15) requires a written essay, as well. This course offers (3) hours of academic credit. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor: Mr. Lance Herrington
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type:Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Gardner´s Art Through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I (13th edition), by Fred S. Kleiner Wadsworth Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-0495500315

BISC 102 : Inquiry Into Life - Human Biology


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This is a survey course intended for non-biology majors and will cover a wide variety of topics that emphasize how the human body functions. The course will have an introduction to the process of science, genetics and inheritance in addition to an overview of the body systems.
In this course, you will be presented information that will allow you to comprehend and make informed decisions about your basic health and issues that may become apparent over time. The information will also allow you to evaluate and discuss topics associated with health and nutrition and to understand the scientific processes that are the foundation of scientific and medical advances.
The class applies to the science requirement of the core curriculum at The University of Mississippi. The associated laboratory is BISC 103 and cannot be taken online.

[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Carol Cleveland
Number of Lessons: 13
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Hoefnagels, Marielle. 2016. Biology: The Essentials (second edition)
Access Code 9781259667688 (includes etext and McGraw-Hill Connect access)

You can buy this directly from the publisher through the link in this course. A free trial access is available through the link in this course as well….it will get you started in the class until you purchase the access (2 weeks).

BISC 104 : Inquiry into Life - the Environment


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This is a survey course intended for non-biology majors, emphasizing the relationships of humans to the environment, including origins and diversification of life, behavior, ecology, role of plants, and environmental concerns. Applies to the science requirement of the core curriculum. The associated laboratory is BISC 105 and cannot be taken online.
You should learn information necessary to evaluate news and journals of development of evolutionary thought and the ramifications of human impact on the biosphere and environment.
[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method:ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Carol Cleveland
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Midcourse and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s) Hoefnagels, Marielle. 2016. Biology: The Essentials (second edition)
Access Code 9781259667688 (includes etext and McGraw-Hill Connect access)
You can buy this directly from the publisher through the link in this course. A free trial access is available through the link in this course as well….it will get you started in the class until you purchase the access (2 weeks).

CHEM 103 : Survey of Chemistry I


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This course is an introduction to General Chemistry. It is designed primarily for the nonscience student who needs to fulfill the science requirements of his/her degree program. It is also for the person who, realizing that chemistry is intimately related to his/her everyday life and health, desires to gain a general knowledge of this science. This course may not be counted toward a major or minor in chemistry by University of Mississippi students. This course will not attempt to teach a rigorous course in chemical principles. Formulas, equations and structures will be used only when required to illustrate the topics being discussed. The mathematics used will be limited to addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Chemistry 103 will comprise all fourteen chapters of the text book. The student will note that, in general, each chapter will consist of the instructor's summary, reading the chapter of the text book, and completing the written assignment that must be completed and returned to the instructor through the Chapter quizzes for each week. The student, however, is encouraged to work as many problems as he/she can at the end of each chapter. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Kerri Scott
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Kimberly Waldron, The Chemistry of Everything, 2007, Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0-13-008522-7 or 978-013-2284516

CHEM 201 : Environmental Chemistry I


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This course represents the first half of a two-part study of Environmental Chemistry. It is designed primarily for the nonscience student who needs to fulfill the science requirements of his or her degree program and for the intellectually curious citizen who, realizing that chemistry is intimately related to his/her everyday life and health, desires to gain a general knowledge of the science, especially as it pertains to the environment. No attempt will be made to teach a rigorous course in chemical principles. Formulas, equations, and structures will be used only as required to illustrate adequately the topics being discussed. Environmental Chemistry has no prerequisite and may not be counted toward a major or a minor in chemistry by University of Mississippi students. Chemistry 201 is comprised of 20 lessons. The student will note that, in general, each lesson consists of the instructor's notes, a reading assignment from the textbook, and a writing assignment that must be completed. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Kerri Scott
Number of Lessons: 20
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Hill, John W., Terry W McCreary and Doris K. Kolb. Chemistery for Changing Times. 12th Edition, 2010. Prentice-Hall, Inc., ISBN 0-13-605449-8.

CHEM 202 : Environmental Chemistry II


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Chemistry 202 is the second half of a two-part study of Environmental Chemistry. This course is designed primarily for the nonscience major who needs to fulfill the science requirements of his/her degree program and for the intellectually curious person who wishes to gain a general knowledge of chemistry, the most relevant of all the sciences. Chemistry 202 has no prerequisite; however, throughout the course many references are made to Chemistry 201. Environmental Chemistry may not be counted toward a major or minor in Chemistry by University of Mississippi students. The course is made up of 20 lessons. The student is expected to complete each lesson in the proper order before proceeding to the next lesson. Most lessons consist of the instructor´s notes, a reading assignment from the textbook, and a writing assignment that must be completed and submitted to the instructor for grading through the Department of Independent Study. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Kerri Scott
Number of Lessons: 20
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Hill, John W., Terry W McCreary and Doris K. Kolb. Chemistery for Changing Times. 12th Edition, 2010. Prentice-Hall, Inc., ISBN 0-13-605449-8.

Title and Course number


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This 15-lesson Independent Study course is designed for students who do not specialize in biochemistry but who require a strong grasp of biochemical principles. The goal is to enrich the coverage of chemistry while highlighting the biological context.[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Kerri Scott
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Biochemistry, The Molecular Basis of Life, 5th ed., Trudy McKee and James R. McKee, 2013, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780199316700

CINE 201: Cinema Survey 1: 1880s to 1945


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CINE 201 represents a survey of the film industry from the late 1880s through the end of World War II in 1945, from the invention of the medium through the transition to sound. By examining international trends and changes to industry conditions such as production, distribution, and exhibition, you will acquire a contextual understanding of the medium of film and its genres in the United States and around the world. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Michelle Emanuel
Number of Lessons: 8
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Movie History: A Survey/ Douglas Gomery, Clara Pafort-Overduin. Routledge, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-0415775458 ISBN-10: 0415775450 (Chapters 1-8)

Note: This text is also used in CINE 202

Cinema Survey 2: 1945 to 21st Century


More about this Course
This course represents a survey of the film industry from the end of World War II in 1945 through the beginning of the 21st century, from the development of television into the digital era. By examining international trends and changes to industry conditions such as production, distribution, and exhibition, the student acquires a contextual understanding of the medium of film and its genres: drama and comedy, documentary and experimental. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Michelle Emanuel
Number of Lessons: 7
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Movie History: A Survey/ Douglas Gomery, Clara Pafort-Overduin. Routledge, 2011.
ISBN-13: 978-0415775458 ISBN-10: 0415775450
(Chapters 1-8)

Note: This text is also used in CINE 201

Classical Mythology


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This course introduces the academic study of Classical Mythology, enabling students to gain broad knowledge of the divine myths and heroic legends popular in ancient Greece and Rome. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Jonathan Fenno
Number of Lessons: 25
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
B. Powell, Classical Myth, 8th ed. Longman, 2015
ISBN 978-0-321-96704-6

ECON 202 : Principles of Microeconomics


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Economics 202 is the introductory course in microeconomics. Included in this course are such topics as economic decision making by the household, and by business firms under varying degrees of competition. The study tends to be market oriented because its focus is upon the operation of free enterprise market economies of the type found in the United States and other modern economies. While the private domestic economy made up of households and business firms is the focal point of the study, the role of governmental finance and spending and the global economy are also integral parts of the course.
[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Dr. James Carden
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Principles of Economics by Mankiw, 7th Edition ISBN-13: 978-1-285-16587-5
*This book is used for ECON 202 and 203, so if you're taking both this is the best value.
OR
Principles of Microeconomics by Mankiw, 7th Edition ISBN: 978-1-285-16590-5
*If you are taking ECON 202 only, this is the best value.
Earlier editions acceptable!
NOTE: whatever version of the Mankiw text you use, be sure to check the chapter titles--the chapter numbers may be different but the titles will align with the lessons.

ECON 203 : Principles of Macroeconomics


More about this Course
Courses in the principles of economics have multiple purposes. For some students the courses become a foundation for further studies in the field of economics or business administration. For many students the introductory courses may be the only formal encounter they have with economics as a science. However, whether or not one studies economics for college credit again, the learning continues, for a person's entire life is taken up with matters which are either economic in nature or which are limited or regulated in one way or another by economic considerations. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. James Carden
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Principles of Economics by Mankiw, 7th Edition ISBN-13: 978-1-285-16587-5
*This book is used for ECON 202 and 203, so if you're taking both this is the best value.
OR
Principles of Microeconomics by Mankiw, 7th Edition ISBN: 978-1-285-16591-2
*If you are taking ECON 203 only, this is the best value.
Earlier editions acceptable!
NOTE: whatever version of the Mankiw text you use, be sure to check the chapter titles--the chapter numbers may be different but the titles will align with the lessons.

ECON 303 : Money and Banking


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In this course, we shall study the influence of money and banking activities on the macro economy in great details. Monetary and fiscal policies and their effects on banking will also be studied extensively in this course. Recent events in the United States and global financial market such the global financial crisis of 2007-2009 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer protection Act of 2010 will be covered extensively in this course. New innovations in electronic payment system like the Bitcoin and the implication of cashless society on the global financial markets will be examined in this course. Finally, we shall learn about the policy options (for example, Quantitative Easing) available to the Federal Reserve when traditional monetary policy tools like Open Market Operations (OMO) are no longer effective (a problem known as liquidity trap) due to “Zero lower Bound on interest rates”.[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method:ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Mr. Lateef Subair
Number of Lessons: 19
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Federick S. Mishkin, The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets (Student Value Edition) Columbia University. Eleventh Edition (2016). ISBN: 9780134047393
OR:
Federick S. Mishkin, The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets (E-copy Edition) ISBN: 9780133862515
NOTE: you will not need access to MyEconLab to complete the materials in this course.

FR 101 : Elemenary French I


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French 101 is an introductory course in French. Intended for those who have not previously studied the language, it fulfills the same objectives as the course presented in the classroom which is to introduce you to French language in as much of a communicative way as possible via correspondence. The course is designed to develop the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), as well as the "fifth skill", culture. In order to become a better speaker of French, the listening activities recommended in each lesson are essential, and you should listen to it as much as possible. Preferably, while in the course, you should do some French everyday; reading, listening and writing assignments, or just leafing through the lessons. It is important that you gradually increase your vocabulary and become more and more comfortable with the language. An additional aim is to help students acquire and appreciate the history and culture of the francophone world. This course is followed by French 102, in which these goals are furthered through continued study of the language. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Dr. Lorena Karahan
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required
MYFRENCHLAB for Chez Nous. Branché sur le Monde Francophone. Fourth Edition. ISBN 978-0205215072 (THIS INCLUDES AN E-TEXTBOOK)

Optional Physical Textbook:
Chez nous: Branché sur le monde francophone (4th Edition) by Albert Valdman, Cathy Pons and Mary Ellen Scullen (Jan 23, 2009) 978-0135033678

FR 102 : Elementary French II


More about this Course
French 102 is an introductory course in French. Intended for those who have not previously studied the language, it fulfills the same objectives as the course presented in the classroom which is to introduce you to French language in as much of a communicative way as possible via correspondence. The course is designed to develop the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), as well as the "fifth skill", culture. In order to become a better speaker of French, the listening activities recommended in each lesson are essential, and you should listen to it as much as possible. Preferably, while in the course, you should do some French everyday; reading, listening and writing assignments, or just leafing through the lessons. It is important that you gradually increase your vocabulary and become more and more comfortable with the language. An additional aim is to help students acquire and appreciate the history and culture of the francophone world. This course is followed by French 201, in which these goals are furthered through continued study of the language. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Dr. Lorena Karahan
Number of Lessons: 12
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required EBook:
MYFRENCHLAB for Chez Nous. Branché sur le Monde Francophone.
Fourth Edition. ISBN 978-0205215072

Optional Physical Textbook
Chez nous: Branché sur le monde francophone (4th Edition)
by Albert Valdman, Cathy Pons and Mary Ellen Scullen (Jan 23, 2009) 978-0135033678

FR 201 : Intermediate French I


More about this Course
This course consists of Chapter 1-6 in the textbook. These chapters have been divides into 15 lessons with a Mid-Course Test after 7. The objective of this course is to present you with an integrated approach of reviewing and improving your French skills. The textbook, Montage incorporates the five skills necessary to master a foreign language: reading, writing, listening, speaking and culture. While the speaking skills cannot be developed and maintained in an independent study course as thoroughly as in a course taken in a classroom, they may still be nurtured and improved by the student. It just takes more determination and persistence. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED ONLY
Professor: Dr. Lorena Karahan
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
TEXTBOOK: Montage by Baker et al. Mc Graw Hill, 1997 (third edition). ISBN 0-07-006020-7 OR 978-007006020
WORKBOOK: Montage, cahier d’exercices by Baker et al. Mc Graw Hill, 1997 (third edition). ISBN 0-07-006029-0 OR 978-0070060296
TAPES: CDs are required and are available for purchase from the Independent Study office for $15.

FR 202 : Intermediate French II


More about this Course
This course consists of Chapter 7-12 in the textbook. The chapters have been divided into 13 lessons with a Mid-Course Test after 8. The objective of this course is to present you with an integrated approach of reviewing and improving your French skills. The textbook, Montage incorporates the five skills necessary to master a foreign language: reading, writing, listening, speaking and culture. While the speaking skills cannot be developed and maintained in an independent study course as thoroughly as in a course taken in a classroom, they may still be nurtured and improved by the student. It just takes more determination and persistence. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED ONLY
Professor: Dr. Lorena Karahan
Number of Lessons: 13
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
TEXTBOOK: Montage by Baker et al. Mc Graw Hill, 1997 (third edition). ISBN 0-07-006020-7 OR 978-007006020
WORKBOOK: Montage, cahier d’exercices by Baker et al. Mc Graw Hill, 1997 (third edition). ISBN 0-07-006029-0 OR 978-0070060296
TAPES: Montage: Deuxieme Niveau / Seven Cassettes (3RD 97) by Baker, et al. ISBN 0-07-913240-5 OR 978-0079132406

GERM 101 : Elementary German I


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This is a sixteen lesson independent study course in introductory German. This course will introduce students to basic grammar and vocabulary, including topics such as self-description, family, studies and leisure activities. This course will include speaking, listening, reading comprehension, and writing in German.[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Ms. Tracy Koslowski
Number of Lessons: 16
Exam Type: 2 Course exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Tschirner et. al. 2009. Kontakte: A Communicative Approach. 6th edition. New York: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0073535333

Students must also buy access to the QUIA on-line workbook. Instructions will be included in the online course documents.

GERM 102 : Elementary German II


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This sixteen lesson independent study course in introductory German is a continuation from German 101. This course will introduce students to more basic grammar and vocabulary, utilizing topics such as celebrations, work, home, travel, and shopping. This course will include speaking, listening, reading comprehension, and writing in German. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Ms. Tracy Koslowski
Number of Lessons: 16
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Tschirner et. al. 2009. Kontakte: A Communicative Approach. 6th edition. New York: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0073535333

Students must also buy access to the QUIA on-line workbook. Instructions will be included in the online course documents.

GERM 201 : Intermediate German I


More about this Course
The purpose of this course is to review and reinforce the grammar and vocabulary of the German language and, as far as possible, to enable you to express yourself in the spoken language and to understand it when it is spoken distinctly and slowly. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED ONLY
Professor: Ms. Tracy Koslowski
Number of Lessons: 18
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s): Tschirner et. al. 2009. Kontakte: A Communicative Approach. 6th edition. New York: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0073535333 Students must also buy access to the QUIA on-line workbook. Instructions will be included in the online course documents.

GERM 202 : Intermediate German II


Delivery Method: Blackboard
Professor: Ms. Tracy Koslowski
Number of Lessons: 18
Exam Type: 2 Midcourse Tests and a Final Exam

Course Description:
This is an eighteen lesson independent study course in intermediate German. This course will expand the student's knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, while introducing various regions, cities, and cultural elements of the German-speaking world. This course will include speaking, listening, reading comprehension, and writing in German.

Required Textbook(s): Tschirner et. al. 2009. Kontakte: A Communicative Approach. 6th edition. New York: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 978-0073535333 Students must also buy access to the QUIA on-line workbook. Instructions will be included in the online course documents.

HIS 101 : The History of Europe to 1648

More about this Course
This course will introduce students to important political, social, cultural and intellectual developments in European history from the prehistoric era to the mid-seventh century. Any complete understanding of today's world must take into account the meaning of Western civilization and the role it has played in history. Despite modern progress, we still greatly reflect our religious traditions, our political systems and theories, our economic and social structures, and our cultural heritage. The study of Western civilization assists you in learning more about the past as well as the world in which you live. You will have the opportunity to learn the practice of history as you analyze primary sources and move beyond the basics of who, what and when to look at the why of history.
[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Wendy Smith
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Two Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
MindTap® History, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Spielvogel's Western Civilization, 9th Edition ISBN-13: 9781285843117 © 2015 | Published
You can purchase the digital textbook and access to the required homework assignments through any MindTap link in Blackboard.
You do not need a hard copy of the text unless you want one. The ISBN for the hard copy is 978-1-285-43640-1 (This ISBN is for the book only. You will still have to purchase access to MindTap in order to complete the homework assignments.)

HIS 105 : The United States to 1877


More about this Course
This 15-lesson Independent Study course is a chronological and thematic survey of the history of the United States to 1877. Students will be introduced to important political, cultural, and social developments. Topics will include the development of European colonies in the Americas, the American Revolution, the political development of the United States and the Civil War.[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Wendy Smith
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Making America: A History of the United States, Vol. I; To 1877, Seventh Edition - with the printed access card for MindTap history. Carol Berkin, Christopher L. Miller, Robert W. Cherny, James L. Gormly.
Students can purchase a hard copy of the book with an access card or they can purchase the access card alone, which includes the digital textbook.
Hardcopy with card ISBN 978-1-305-59377-0
Access Card alone ISBN 9781285856766

HIS 106: The United States Since 1877


More about this Course
This 15-lesson Independent Study course is a chronological and thematic survey of the history of the United States since 1877. Students will be introduced to important political, cultural, and soical developments. Topics will include the development of US foreign policy and the changing role of the federal government at it relates to the national economy and soical and economic equality. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Wendy Smith
Number of Lessons: 20
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Making America: A History of the United States, Vol. II; Since 1865, Seventh Edition - with the printed access card for MindTap history
Carol Berkin, Christopher L. Miller, Robert W. Cherny, James L. Gormly
Hardcopy with card ISBN 9781305601109
Access Card alone ISBN 9781305394803

HIS 306: The United States Since 1945


More about this Course
This course will examine the social, political, and cultural changes in the US from the end of World War II to the present. Themes will include the impact of the Cold War on both foreign and domestic policy, the rise of consumerism, the Civil Rights Movements, and political shifts including both the New Left and the New Right. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Dr. Wendy Smith
Number of Lessons: 20
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
1. The American Paradox: A History of the United States since 1945 (3rd edition) by Steven M. Gillon. ISBN 9781133309857
2. The Age of McCarthyism by Ellen W. Schrecker (Bedford/St. Martin). ISBN 9780312393199
3. The Rise of Conservatism in America, 1945-2000 by Ronald Story and Bruce Laurie (Bedford/St. Martin). ISBN 9780312450649
4. The American Women’s Movement, 1945-2000 by Nancy MacLean (Bedford/St. Martin). ISBN 9780312448011

ITAL 101 : Elementary Italian


Delivery Method: ONLINE ONLY
Professor: Ms. Kenna Daniel
Number of Lessons: 16
Exam Type: 2 Course exams and Final Exam

Course Description:

This Independent Study course is comprised of seventeen lessons that present the first principles of Italian language and culture and will teach you to communicate in Italian beginning with the first lesson.

There are a broad variety of assignments that will help you build proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing while learning about Italian language and culture. Each lesson includes an Instruction and Practice assignment to reinforce the material in the book and prepare you for the Homework assignment for each lesson. The lesson at the end of each chapter also contains Learn Smart activities that allow students to review and practice all the information from that chapter.

In lessons 11 and 14 there are writing assignments, Tema 1 and Tema 2 respectively, that include a first draft and then a revision based on the instructor's corrections. The course also includes a midterm and a final, as well as an oral exam at the end of the course that will be recorded and submitted to the instructor.

Textbook Description:
Avanti! Beginning Italian, 3rd edition
Janice M. Aski, Diane Musumeci, McGraw-Hill
ISBN-10: 007338626X
ISBN-13: 978-0073386263

MATH 115: Elementary Statistics


More about this Course
This 10-lesson independent course covers the materials from Chapter 1 to Chapter 6 in the text book. You are expected to read assigned materials chapter by chapter, submit 17 assignments, and four quizzes. You are required to take three proctored tests (Exam 1, Exam 2, and the Final Exam). Follow the "Lessons" sequentially from first to last. You are expected to spend at least 2 hours per week to study. Because of the nature of this independent study course, it is essential that you allocate adequate time to work on each week and study hard to get the grade you desire. See UM Catalog Description

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Lanzhen Song
Number of Lessons: 10
Exam Type: Course Exam 1, Course Exam 2, and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
CThe below ISBN number is a special Custom Edition for the University of Mississippi. Students can buy a whole package from the Oxford Campus book store, or just buy the access code from Pearson's web site. There is an e-book under MyMathLab.

A First Course in Statistics by James T. McClave and Terry Sincich (Custom Edition for University of Mississippi) ISBN-13: 978-1-323-04592-3; ISBN-10: 1-323-04592-9 Software: MyStatLab/MyMathLab. Follow the link to purchase online: http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/northamerica/mystatlab/ A calculator with a statistical package is required for this course. Acceptable calculators include the TI-34, TI-30XII, TI-30XS or Windows 7 calculator on the computer.

MATH 123 : Trigonometry


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College trigonometry. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Mr. Jon-Michael Wimberly
Number of Lessons:4 Instructional Modules, 16 Homework Assignments
Exam Type: 4 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
MyMathLab for Trigsted Algebra & Trigonometry -- Access Card
Kirk Trigsted, University of Idaho
ISBN-10: 0132211874 ISBN-13: 9780132211871 ©2012

MATH 121 : College Algebra


More about this Course
This is a 23-section iStudy course in Algebra! The course is self-paced and entirely online. Topics include linear, quadratic, rational, and radical equations. Other topics consist of inequalities, the algebra of functions (including polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions), the graphs of some of these functions, and systems of equations in two variables.
UM Course Catalog Link

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Mr. Michael Azlin
Number of Lessons: 23
Exam Type: 4 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Required Software + eBook Bundle: College Algebra: A Concise Approach, by Paul Sisson; ISBN: 9781941552773
Hawkes Learning Systems
The ISBN above is for the required Software + eBook Bundle. The eBook (digital textbook) and software are good for life. DO NOT purchase a used License Number or Access Code (from other students or online vendors), as License Numbers and Access Codes are registered to the original purchaser only. You should not download and install anything; follow the instructions on Blackboard for enrolling in the Hawkes portion of the course. For those who may want a “physical” book, it is suggested that you use either: College Algebra, 2nd Edition, by Paul Sisson; ISBN: 9781932628272, or College Algebra: A Concise Approach, by Paul Sisson; ISBN: 9781935782025.

MATH 267: Calculus for Business, Economics, and Accountancy I


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This is a 19-section Independent Study course in Business Calculus! The purpose of Math 267 is to master derivatives and their applications, particularly with respect to business, economics and accountancy. Students should be able to take derivatives, and use the first and second derivative tests for optimization problems. Students should also have a firm understanding of profit, cost, revenue, and price functions and how they relate. The course is self-paced and entirely online.
See UM Catalog Description


Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Mr. Robert Hunt
Number of Lessons: 19
Exam Type: 4 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Essential Calculus Software, ISBN: 978-0-918091-94-9
Alternatively, buy direct access at http://www.hawkeslearning.com/Support/GetYourAccessCode/OnlinePurchase_SelectSchool.aspx
DO NOT purchase a used License Number or Access Code (from other students or online vendors). License Numbers and Access Codes are registered to the original purchaser only. Materials may be purchased directly from Hawkes Learning, or from the bookstore. There is a hardcover textbook for those who may want to buy (check for it used on Amazon): Essential Calculus, by Wright, Hurd, and New; ISBN: 978-0-918091-95-6

MATH 268: Calculus for Business, Economics, and Accountancy II


More about this Course
This is a 10-section Independent Study course in Business Calculus! The purpose of Math 268 is to master antiderivatives and their applications, particularly with respect to business, economics and accountancy. Students should be able to evaluate definite and indefinite integrals using basic integration rules, substitution and integration by parts. We will find areas and study marginal analysis. We will evaluate improper integrals and find probabilities using integration. We will also study two variable functions. The course is self-paced and entirely online. See UM Catalog Description

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Ms. Julie Anderson
Number of Lessons: 10
Exam Type: Course 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Essential Calculus Software, ISBN: 978-0-918091-94-9
Alternatively, buy direct access at http://www.hawkeslearning.com/Support/GetYourAccessCode/OnlinePurchase_SelectSchool.aspx
DO NOT purchase a used License Number or Access Code (from other students or online vendors). License Numbers and Access Codes are registered to the original purchaser only.
Materials may be purchased directly from Hawkes Learning, or from the bookstore. There is a hardcover textbook for those who may want to buy (check for it used on Amazon): Essential Calculus, by Wright, Hurd, and New; ISBN: 978-0-918091-95-6

PORT 101 : Elementary Portuguese I


More about this Course
Portuguese 101 is an introductory course in Brazilian Portuguese. Intended for those who have not previously studied the language, it fulfills the same objectives as the course presented in the classroom; that is, the development of skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese. An additional aim is to help students acquire and appreciation for the history and culture of Brazil. This course is followed by Portuguese 102, in which these goals are furthered through continued study of the language. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED ONLY
Professor: Dr. Lorena Fonseca
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
1. Sampaio, João & Bárbara McIntyre. (2002) Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil- The Complete Course for Beginners. New York: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0415276795
2. Rocha, Jan. (2000). Brazil in Focus: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture. ISBN: 978-1566563840
3. CDs are required and are available for purchase from the Independent Study office for $15.

PORT 102 : Elementary Portuguese II


More about this Course
Portuguese 102 is an introductory self-paced course in Brazilian Portuguese offered as an Independent Study course. Intended to fulfill the same objectives presented in traditional classroom, this course has been designed to provide a beginners´ course suitable for self-study. It covers linguistic, social, pragmatic and historic issues. Each lesson usually contains the following: dialogues, grammar presentations, cultural readings, and exercises. Additional exercises are provided so that students will have an opportunity to practice all four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Cultural readings (in English) offering insights into a variety of aspects of Brazilian life are viewed as an important supplement to the linguistic content of this course. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Lorena Fonseca
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
1. Sampaio, João & Bárbara McIntyre. (2002) Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil- The Complete Course for Beginners. New York: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0415276795
2. Rocha, Jan. (2000). Brazil in Focus: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture. ISBN: 978-1566563840
3. CDs are required and are available for purchase from the Independent Study office for $15.

PSY 201: General Psychology


More about this Course
Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. In this course, we will discuss many different areas of psychology, including abnormal behavior, the brain, and states of consciousness. Most people find psychology very interesting, since it is about us! [See UM Catalog Description]


Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor:Dr. Jennifer Caldwell
Number of Lessons: 16 Lessons and Final Project
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Psychology: Modules for Active Learning, 13th* Edition; by Coon and Mitterer.
ISBN-13: 9781285739281 *Earlier Editions acceptable

PSY 311: Abnormal Psychology


More about this Course
Welcome to Abnormal Psychology: the characteristics, causes, and treatment of abnormal behavior. Most people find psychology very interesting, since it is about people, and many find abnormal behavior to be the most interesting part of psychology. [See UM Catalog Description]

This course offers (3) hours of academic credit.

Delivery Method: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor:Dr. Jennifer Caldwell
Number of Lessons: 16 and Final Paper
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, 7th Edition. Barlow and Durand
ISBN-13: 978-1285761343

PSY 320: Cognitive Psychology


More about this Course
Welcome to Cognitive Psychology! Cognitive Psychology is the study of mental processes of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses. In this course, we will discuss different areas of cognitive theory, including perception, memory, language, decision making, and problem solving.
Most people find psychology very interesting, since it is about us! [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor:Dr. Jennifer Caldwell
Number of Lessons: 13 Lessons and Experimental Design Project
Exam Type: Midcourse Exam and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind, Research and Everyday Experience, 3rd ed.
E. Bruce Goldstein - ©2015
ISBN-10: 0840033559
ISBN-13: 9780840033550

PSY 394: Lab in Psychology: Cognition & Perception


More about this Course
This is a fifteen lesson independent study course on the topic of Cognition and Perception Research in Psychology. This course is designed to cover research methods, especially in the study of cognition. We will be covering topics such as scales, validity, reliability, experimental designs, statistics, measurement and data analysis. Course assignments to include readings and submissions are reflected with each lesson. [See UM Catalog Description]

This course offers (3) hours of academic credit.

Delivery Method: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Dr. Matthew Reysen
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: 2 course exams and final exam

Required Textbook(s)
Goodwin, C. J. (2004). Research in Psychology: Methods and Design. Wiley. ISBN: 0471763837. Fifth Edition.

REL 101: Introduction to Religion


More about this Course
This course provides an introduction to Religious Studies as a discipline and a survey of some of the world's religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese Religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Mary Thurlkill
Number of Lessons: 11 Instructional Modules
Exam Type: Two Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Hopfe and Woodward, Religions of the World, 13th edition

You must purchase the loose-leaf REVEL version that comes with an on-line access code. Even though you have the loose-leaf textbook, you WILL need to actively engage the on-line version of REVEL (available with the access code). It offers three benefits:

  • There are audio clips that accompany each section so you can listen as the author reads the material. This might be especially helpful for more "auditory" learners.
  • You can take notes on-line, with your electronic text; or, you can write notes with the loose-leaf text. Personally, I find that WRITING helps me remember/learn more effectively; however, I know other people benefit from highlighting/typing notes in an electronic format.
  • There are self-check quizzes that accompany each section/chapter. You can check your comprehension with these short quizzes that do not count towards your grade. Many of the exam multiple-choice questions will come from these self-check quizzes
  • SPAN 101 v4: Elementary Spanish I


    More about this Course
    This course is designed to introduce you to the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Our main goal for you is to have you learn to communicate effectively in Spanish and develop knowledge and an appreciation for Hispanic cultures. In this course, you will begin to develop your Spanish communicative skills through extensive practice in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
    This 5-unit iStudy course will help you learn to communicate effectively in spoken and written Spanish through a variety of guided and open-ended activities, integrating cultural information and using MySpanishLab, an online learning system. [See UM Catalog Description]

    Delivery Method: ONLINE
    Professor: Dr. Julia Bussade
    Number of Lessons: 5 Instructional Modules
    Exam Type: Two Course Exams and Final Exam

    Required Textbook(s)
    1. Follow the MySpanishLab link in this Blackboard course to purchase access to the textbook and MSL.
    2. De la Fuente, Martín, & Sans (2016). Gente: Nivel básico. Textbook. Tercera edición (Third edition). **Please make sure your "Tercera edición" textbook has a green and white cover and states "2015 Release" on the cover.** You may use the printed copy and/or the eText for this course.
    3. MySpanishLab® access card for online workbook. An electronic version of the textbook, called eText, comes with the access card; therefore, there is no need to purchase a paper version text, unless you absolutely need to have one. To purchase the access card, follow the steps available on the syllabus.
    4. You will also need speakers or headphones for online listening activities, and a computer microphone for online speaking activities.

    SPAN 102 v4: Elementary Spanish II


    More about this Course
    Welcome to Spanish 102, Elementary Spanish 2! This course is designed to introduce you to the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Our main goal for you is to have you learn to communicate effectively in Spanish and develop knowledge and an appreciation for Hispanic cultures. In this course, you will continue to develop your Spanish communicative skills through extensive practice in reading, writing, speaking and listening. By the end of this class, you should be able to complete communicative tasks in Spanish using the communication strategies, grammar structures and vocabulary acquired during the semester, and understand and be able to talk about the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world. [See UM Catalog Description]

    Delivery Method: ONLINE
    Professor: Dr. Julia Bussade
    Number of Lessons: 5 Instructional Modules
    Exam Type: Two Course Exams and Final Exam

    Required Textbook(s)

  • Follow the MySpanishLab link in this Blackboard course to purchase access to the textbook and MSL.
  • De la Fuente, Martín, & Sans (2016). Gente: Nivel básico. Textbook. Tercera edición (Third edition). **Please make sure your "Tercera edición" textbook has a green and white cover and states "2015 Release" on the cover.** You may use the printed copy and/or the eText for this course.
  • MySpanishLab® access card for online workbook. An electronic version of the textbook, called eText, comes with the access card; therefore, there is no need to purchase a paper version text, unless you absolutely need to have one. To purchase the access card, follow the steps available on the syllabus.
  • You will also need speakers or headphones for online listening activities, and a computer microphone for online speaking activities.
  • SPAN 201 v3: Intermediate Spanish I


    More about this Course
    Spanish 201 is designed as a third-semester Spanish course; it is intended to fulfill the same objectives as the course presented in the classroom, which is the development of skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Spanish. Spanish 201 is the continuation of Spanish 101 and 102. When you have finished this course, you will have been introduced to all of the major points of Spanish grammar, and you will be ready to go on to Spanish 202, which will be primarily reading and writing. [See UM Catalog Description]

    Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED ONLY
    Professor: Mr. Clayton Allen
    Number of Lessons: 12
    Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

    Required Textbook(s)
    Méndez-Faith, Teresa, and Mary McVey Gill. ¡Hablemos español! Sixth Edition. Fort Worth, Texas: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc., 1998. ISBN 0-03-023606-1 or 978-0030236068

    SPAN 202 v4: Intermediate Spanish II


    More about this Course
    Spanish 202, a fourth semester course, aims to improve students' abilities in written Spanish, and to increase their knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world. The instructor assumes that students already have a general knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary of the Spanish language, a general knowledge that they have learned from their earlier courses in Spanish. [See UM Catalog Description]

    Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED ONLY
    Professor: Mr. Clayton Allen
    Number of Lessons: 15
    Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

    Required Textbook(s)
    McGraw Hill Education, Leyendas latinoaméricanas. Second edition. ISBN 0-8442-7239-6

    Supplemental Textbook(s)
    Any good reference book or textbook; the one from your previous 101-201 courses would be fine.

    WRIT 101: First-Year Writing 1


    More about this Course
    Writing 101 will assist students in recognizing and understanding different audiences and rhetorical purposes for reaching those audiences. Throughout the course, students will be assigned readings and participate in activities that address various rhetorical purposes. In addition, students will develop a writing process that nurtures ideas and texts over time.
    The course will feature major assignments from five different genres culminating in a reflective ePortfolio project that considers the student's own writing development. The assigned work in Writing 101 should prove simultaneously challenging and interesting, encouraging students to better understand how the written language functions academically, professionally, and privately. To that end, students will examine ideas critically, engage in reflective practices, begin to interact with and document secondary source material in anticipation of Writing 102 or Liberal Arts 102, and learn to better understand and navigate the standard conventions of academic English. [See UM Catalog Description]

    Delivery Method: ONLINE
    Professor: Ms. Karen Forgette
    Number of Lessons: 14
    Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

    Required Textbook(s)
    Bullock, Richard, and Maureen Daly Goggin, eds. The Norton Field Guide to Writing, with Readings. 2nd ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-393-93976-7
    Hacker, Diana, and Nancy Sommers. A Writer's Reference with Writing in the Disciplines. 7th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-312-60143-0

    WRIT 102: First-Year Writing II


    More about this Course
    This course is a theme-based, first-year writing course designed to build on writing skills learned in WRIT 100/101 and develop critical thinking and research skills appropriate for use in academic writing. The course pays special attention to developing argumentative skills, analyzing texts, and synthesizing information into thoughtful, coherent essays and projects.
    Course Theme: Pop Culture. Movies, music, television, social media, advertising--in our daily lives, we are surrounded by a constant stream of popular culture. But how often do we stop to ask ourselves what it all means? In this theme of WRIT 102, we will examine the various ways in which we influence and are influenced by pop culture. Some questions we may attempt to answer are: How are we affected by advertising? What can we learn from television, film, and music? What are the roles of race and gender in popular culture? Students should come into this course prepared to examine critically and thoroughly a variety of media and sources that are often disregarded or taken for granted.[See UM Catalog Description]

    Delivery Method: ONLINE
    Professor: Wendy Goldberg
    Number of Lessons: 7 Instructional Modules
    Exam Type: Midcourse Exam and Final Exam

    Required Textbook(s)
    Maasik, Sonia, and Jack Solomon, ed. Signs of Life in the USA: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers. 8th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-4576-7025-1
    Hacker, Diana, and Nancy Sommers. A Writer’s Reference with Writing in the Disciplines. 8th edition. Boston: Bedford: St. Martins, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-3190-3086-5