Jun 29, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SPC - Speech Communication

  
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    SPC 4930 - Selected Topics


    Credit(s): 1-3
    Variable topics.

    Restriction(s):
    • Senior Standing

    Other Information: minimum GPA 2.5, 15 hours of core requirements and 9 elective hours completed
  
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    SPC 4932 - Senior Seminar in Communication


    Credit(s): 3
    Exploration of selected topics of current significance to the several areas of communication through group discussion and research.

    Prerequisite(s): COM 2000 
    Restriction(s):
    • Senior Standing

    Other Information: minimum GPA of 2.5, 15 hours of core requirements and 9 elective hours completed
  
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    SPC 4970 - Honors Thesis


    Credit(s): 3
    Involves individual research and preparation of an undergraduate honors thesis.

    Other Information: Admission to Communication Honors Program.
  
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    SPC 5930 - Topics in Discourse


    Credit(s): 3
    Variable topics course.


SPM - Sports Management

  
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    SPM 3012 - Issues in Sport


    Credit(s): 3
    A study of organized sport as a pervasive part of contemporary society. By increasing understanding of some of the issues and controversies based on the structure of sport and society, individuals will be able to understand and improve sport experiences for themselves and others.

    Course Attribute(s): TGEI - Information and Data Literacy

  
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    SPM 3256 - Sport in Society: Contemporary Issues


    Credit(s): 3
    A study of organized sport in society. Individuals will be able to understand issues such as race, social class, gender, politics, religion, economics, media, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, and ethics as they relate to sports.


SPN - Spanish Language

  
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    SPN 1110 - Introductory Spanish for High Beginners


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is for students who have had prior development in Spanish language either through high school education or through informal experiences, but who still need a refresher course before taking Beginning Spanish. The focus of the course is the continued development of communicative abilities in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension of Spanish at the Novice-Mid+ level and an introduction to the cultural practices of the Spanish-speaking world.

    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required
    • Consent of Instructor/Department

  
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    SPN 1120 - Beginning Spanish I


    Credit(s): 4
    Development of basic skills in listening and reading comprehension, speaking and writing of Spanish.

    Other Information: Not open to native or near-native speakers of Spanish.
  
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    SPN 1121 - Beginning Spanish II


    Credit(s): 4
    Continued development of basic skills in listening and reading comprehension, speaking and writing of Spanish.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 1120  or equivalent
    Other Information: Not open to native or near-native speakers of Spanish.
  
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    SPN 2200 - Spanish III


    Credit(s): 3
    Continued development of basic skills in listening and reading comprehension, speaking and writing of Spanish.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 1121  or equivalent.
    Other Information: May NOT be taken concurrently with SPN 2201 . Not open to native or near-native speakers of Spanish.
  
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    SPN 2201 - Spanish IV


    Credit(s): 3
    Continued development of basic skills in listening and reading comprehension, speaking and writing of Spanish.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 2200  or equivalent.
    Other Information: May NOT be taken concurrently with SPN 2200 . Not open to native or near-native speakers of Spanish.
  
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    SPN 2240 - Conversation I


    Credit(s): 3
    For development of basic conversational skills.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 2201 .
    Other Information: Not open to native or near-native speakers of Spanish.
  
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    SPN 2241 - Conversation II


    Credit(s): 3
    To improve fluency in spoken Spanish.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 2240  or equivalent.
    Other Information: Not open to native or near-native speakers of Spanish.
  
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    SPN 2270 - Overseas Study


    Credit(s): 1-6
    An intensive study-travel program in a Spanish-speaking country.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 1121 .
    Restriction(s):
    • Consent of Instructor/Department

    Other Information: Prior departmental approval and early registration are required.
  
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    SPN 2340 - Advanced Spanish for Native Speakers I


    Credit(s): 3
    Course for native and near-native speakers of Spanish due to home environment and/or residence in a Spanish speaking country, but without formal training in the language. Emphasis on cultural exploration and the grammatical problems of such speakers.

    Other Information: Native and near-native oral/aural proficiency. May not count as Spanish major elective.
  
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    SPN 2341 - Advanced Spanish for Native Speakers II


    Credit(s): 3
    Continuation of SPN 3340. Course for native and near-native speakers of Spanish due to home environment and/or residence in a Spanish speaking country, but with limited or no training in the language. Emphasis on grammar problems affecting such speakers.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 2340 
    Other Information: May not count as Spanish major elective.
  
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    SPN 3300 - Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition


    Credit(s): 3
    A study of syntax, grammar and writing.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 2201  or equivalent.
    Other Information: Not open to native or near-native speakers of Spanish.
  
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    SPN 3391 - Latin American Cinema


    Credit(s): 3
    Interdisciplinary & cross-cultural survey of Latin American Cinema from the 1960’s and 1970’s to the present. Cover many of the principle countries. Discuss films as cultural, historical, political, & economic products. The course is taught in Spanish.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 2240 , with a minimum grade of C- or better.
  
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    SPN 3440 - Spanish for Business and International Trade I


    Credit(s): 3
    A study of vocabulary and business practices of the Spanish speaking world. Overview of cultural differences within the Spanish speaking world, with emphasis on their impact on business and international trade.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 2201  or equivalent.
  
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    SPN 3441 - Spanish for Business and International Trade II


    Credit(s): 3
    Continuation of SPN 3440 . A study of vocabulary and business practices of the Spanish speaking world. Overview of cultural differences within the Spanish speaking world, with emphasis on their impact on business and international trade.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3440  or equivalent.
    Other Information: Open to Spanish and Business majors and minors.
  
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    SPN 3500 - Spanish Civilization


    Credit(s): 3
    The culture and civilization of Spain. For majors and non-majors.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 2201  or equivalent.
  
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    SPN 3514 - The Three Cultures of Medieval Spain


    Credit(s): 3
    In this course students will have the opportunity to explore the history and traditions of three of the world’s leading religions in the context of the Iberian Peninsula and its Jewish, Christian, and Arabic past.

  
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    SPN 3520 - Spanish-American Civilization


    Credit(s): 3
    Readings and discussions on the culture and civilization of Spanish America. For majors and non-majors.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 2201  or equivalent.
  
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    SPN 3564 - Spain Today: Culture and Politics in the Media


    Credit(s): 3
    This course teaches contemporary culture in Spain through a variety of media and cultural authentic materials. Course primarily discussion-based with short introductions of historical and cultural contexts.

  
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    SPN 4301 - Expository Writing


    Credit(s): 3
    Practical training in contemporary Spanish structure, usage and stylistic devices.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3300  or SPN 2340 .
  
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    SPN 4410 - Advanced Conversation


    Credit(s): 3
    Intensive practice in the formulation and expression of ideas in standard Spanish.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 2241  or equivalent.
    Other Information: Not open to native or near-native speakers of Spanish.
  
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    SPN 4470 - Advanced Overseas Study


    Credit(s): 1-6
    Intensive language study in Spain.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 2270 .
    Restriction(s):
    • Consent of Instructor/Department

  
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    SPN 4700 - Spanish Linguistics


    Credit(s): 3
    An introduction to Hispanic linguistics: Phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicography.

    Prerequisite(s): LIN 3010  or equivalent and SPN 2201  or equivalent.
  
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    SPN 5525 - Modern Spanish American Civilization


    Credit(s): 3
    Advanced readings and discussions dealing with Spanish American civilization and culture, including a study of social, artistic and political trends. Text and discussion in Spanish.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3520 or equivalent
  
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    SPN 5567 - Modern Spanish Civilization


    Credit(s): 3
    Advanced readings and discussions dealing with contemporary Spanish civilization and culture, including a study of recent social, artistic and political trends. Texts and discussions in Spanish.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3500 or equivalent

SPT - Spanish Culture in Translation or Translation Skills

  
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    SPT 3100 - Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature


    Credit(s): 3
    This course analyzes major literary works from Spain and Latin America. Through a selection of works from the medieval period to the present students will view the intellectual and cultural history of the Spanish speaking world.


SPW - Spanish Literature (Writings)

  
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    SPW 3030 - Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies


    Credit(s): 3
    Prose fiction, drama, poetry, and essay; techniques of literary analysis.

    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3300  or SPN 2340 .
  
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    SPW 3393 - Spanish Culture through Literature and Film


    Credit(s): 3
    This course teaches modern Spanish culture, history, and thought through a variety of interdisciplinary expressions, such as poetry, narrative, essay, visual arts, and film. The scope of the course spans from the early nineteenth century up to now.

    Other Information: Students must function on an intermediate (or higher) language level, must be able to follow lectures in Spanish, and contribute to discussions in Spanish, as well as to produce a level-appropriate (intermediate or higher) written Spanish.
  
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    SPW 3512 - Religion in Hispanic Literature and Film


    Credit(s): 3
    This course studies the diverse representations of religions in the Hispanic world through close reading and close viewing of literary and critical texts and films.

    Course Attribute(s): GCPC - Global Citizens Project Course

  
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    SPW 4100 - Survey of Spanish Literature I


    Credit(s): 3
    A study of Spanish literature from its origins through the 17th century.

    Prerequisite(s): SPW 3030  or equivalent.
  
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    SPW 4101 - Survey of Spanish Literature II


    Credit(s): 3
    A study of the later periods of Spanish literature.

    Prerequisite(s): SPW 3030  or equivalent.
  
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    SPW 4130 - Early Latin America Through Literature and Film


    Credit(s): 3
    Introduction to early Latin American literature and culture, from pre-hispanic times to the end of the 19th century through reading, discussion and analysis of texts, movies, music and the arts.

    Course Attribute(s): GCPC - Global Citizens Project Course

    Prerequisite(s): SPW 3030  or equivalent.
  
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    SPW 4131 - Survey of Spanish-American Literature II


    Credit(s): 3
    An introduction to the study of Spanish-American literature from the Modernism period to the present. Emphasis on modern writers since Dario.

    Prerequisite(s): SPW 3030  or equivalent.
  
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    SPW 4145 - Sex and Subversion in Spanish Art, Lit, and Film


    Credit(s): 3
    This course teaches Spanish culture and thought through a variety of artistic expressions related to the theme of sex and subversion, such as surrealism (art, film, poetry, theatre, essays) and the “new wave” of the 1980s (visual art, film), among others.

  
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    SPW 4311 - The Creative Genius of the Golden Age


    Credit(s): 3
    In this course we will explore the works of art produced by master painters (Velázquez, etc.), the music of renowned musicians (Encina, etc.), and the literary works of some of the worlds most renowned writers.

  
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    SPW 4900 - Directed Study


    Credit(s): 1-3
    Restriction(s):
    • Consent of Instructor/Department

  
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    SPW 4930 - Selected Topics


    Credit(s): 1-3
    Study of an author, movement or theme.

  
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    SPW 5135 - Colonial Spanish American Literature


    Credit(s): 3
    Introduction to Colonial Spanish American Literature from the discovery through the Romantic Period.

    Prerequisite(s): SPW 4131.
  
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    SPW 5339 - Golden Age Drama


    Credit(s): 3
    Lope de Vega, Alarcon, Tirso, Calderon, and others.

    Prerequisite(s): SPW 4100.
  
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    SPW 5375 - Latin American Short Story


    Credit(s): 3
    The course examines the state of the Spanish American short story in the 20th Century through reading, analysis and discussion of primary and secondary texts.

  
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    SPW 5387 - Spanish American Prose


    Credit(s): 3
    Emphasis on the gaucho theme and contemporary prose fiction.

    Prerequisite(s): SPW 4131.
  
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    SPW 5405 - Medieval Literature


    Credit(s): 3
    Course gives an in-depth study of principal works and authors of the period such as El Poema de Mio Cid, Libro de Buen Amor, and La Celestina.

    Prerequisite(s): SPW 4100 or equiv.
  
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    SPW 5465 - 19th Century Literature


    Credit(s): 3
    An appreciation of the romantic and realist periods in Spanish literature.

    Prerequisite(s): SPW 4101.
  
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    SPW 5597 - Latin American Culture in Fantastic Literature and Film


    Credit(s): 3
    A panoramic view of Spanish American fantastic and science fiction literature and film in order to analyze their relationship to historical, philosophical and cultural trends from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century.

  
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    SPW 5605 - Cervantes


    Credit(s): 3
    Cervantes' masterpiece Don Quijote de la Mancha.

  
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    SPW 5725 - Generation of 1898


    Credit(s): 3
    The major figures of the period and their main followers.

    Prerequisite(s): SPW 4101.
  
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    SPW 5934 - Selected Topics


    Credit(s): 3
    Study of an author, movement, or theme.


SSE - Social Studies Education

  
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    SSE 4313 - Teaching Elementary (K-6) Social Studies


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is designed to study techniques and strategies employed by K-6 social studies teachers that are effective in motivating elementary school aged youth to acquire the information, skills, and modes of reasoning unique to the social sciences.

    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

    Other Information: Admission to College of Education
  
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    SSE 4333 - Teaching Middle Grades Social Science


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is designed to study techniques and strategies employed by social sciences teachers that are effective in motivating teenage youth to acquire the information, skills, and modes of reasoning unique to the social sciences. Students are expected to plan and present instructional plan(s) demonstrating use of various methods, techniques, and material that achieve concrete outcomes. Theoretical foundations of social studies are also studied. Field work is required.

  
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    SSE 4334 - Teaching Secondary Grades Social Science


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is a continuation of SSE 4333  with further development of the instructional techniques and strategies and the information, skills, and modes of reasoning unique to the social sciences with an emphasis on the secondary school environment. The teaching profession, school settings, legal, and classroom management issues are also studied. Fieldwork in a high school is required.

    Prerequisite(s): SSE 4333 .
  
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    SSE 4335 - Teaching Social Science Themes


    Credit(s): 3
    The course is a laboratory-based, capstone course in which knowledge, skills, and dispositions are demonstrated by students teaching social studies content using the thematic approaches adopted by the National and State accrediting bodies.

    Prerequisite(s): SSE 4333  for Undergraduate Students; SSE 5331  for Graduate Students;
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

  
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    SSE 4380 - Global and Multicultural Perspectives in Education


    Credit(s): 3
    Examination of the major issues surrounding global and multicultural perspectives in education. Available to non-Education majors.

    Course Attribute(s): GCPC - Global Citizens Project Course, SMCD - Community Engagement & Diversity Pillar

  
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    SSE 4600 - Reading and Basic Skills in the Social Studies Class


    Credit(s): 3
    Reading skills and other basic skills as applied to the social studies are examined. Students plan and present instruction appropriate to the social studies classroom. Fieldwork in middle or senior high schools is required. Restricted to majors.

  
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    SSE 4936 - Senior Seminar in Social Science Education


    Credit(s): 3
    Synthesis of teacher candidate’s courses and preparation for the professional interview and application process.

    Course Attribute(s): CPST - Capstone Learning Experience

    Corequisite(s): SSE 4940 .
    Restriction(s):
    • Senior Standing

  
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    SSE 4940 - Internship: Social Science Education


    Credit(s): 9
    One full semester of internship in a public or private school. In special programs where the intern experience is distributed over two or more semesters, students will be registered for credit which accumulates from 9 to 12 Semester hours.

    Course Attribute(s): INT - Internship, TGEH - High Impact Practice

    Corequisite(s): SSE 4936  
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required
    • S/U Grade System

  
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    SSE 5331 - Foundations, Curriculum & Instruction of Social Science Education


    Credit(s): 3
    Social studies curriculum, methods of instruction and social, philosophical and psychological foundations are examined. Students are expected to plan and present instructional plan(s) appropriate to middle and secondary school levels demonstrating command of the course content.

  
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    SSE 5332 - Methods & Strategies in Social Science Education


    Credit(s): 3
    Social studies methods and strategies are examined with an emphasis on the secondary school environment. The teaching profession, school settings, and current issues are examined. Students are expected to plan and present instructional plan(s) appropriate to senior high school demonstrating command of the course content.

  
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    SSE 5641 - Reading and Basic Skills in the Content Area


    Credit(s): 3
    Reading skills and the other basic skills as applied to the social studies are examined. Students are expected to plan and present instructional plan(s) appropriate to the social studies classroom demonstrating command of the course content. Fieldwork in a middle school is required.

  
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    SSE 5946 - Practicum in Social Science Education


    Credit(s): 3
    The course is a practicum course in which pre-service teachers apply the knowledge, skills, and dispositions learned in prerequisite program courses to teach the social studies themes adopted by the National Council for the Social Studies.

    Prerequisite(s): SSE 5331 .

STA - Statistics

  
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    STA 2023 - Introductory Statistics I


    Credit(s): 3
    Descriptive and Inferential Statistics; Principles of Probability Theory, Discrete and Continuous Probability Distributions: Binomial Probability Distribution, Poisson Probability Distribution, Uniform Probability Distribution, Normal Dist and more.

    Course Attribute(s): 6AMP - State Computation Requirement, SMMA - Mathematics, 6AMM - State Computation Requirement, SPMA - Mathematics, SMEL - General Education Elective, 6AMT - Gordon Computation Requirement, 6AMT - State Computation Requirement, CAQR - Quantitative Reasoning, SGEM - General Education Core Mathematics

    Prerequisite(s): C (2.0) or better in High School Algebra or Elementary Algebra CPT score of 72 or better.
  
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    STA 2122 - Social Science Statistics


    Credit(s): 3
    Students are taught the fundamental vocabulary and symbols of statistics as well as commonly used statistical procedures in social sciences. Students conduct analyses, interpret results and make conclusions about research questions.

    Course Attribute(s): 6AMT - State Computation Requirement, 6AMT - Gordon Computation Requirement, CAQR - Quantitative Reasoning, 6AMP - State Computation Requirement

  
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    STA 3024 - Introductory Statistics II


    Credit(s): 3
    Factorials, ANCOV; multiple curvilinear regression; response surfaces; Latin squares, Split Plots, incomplete designs; distribution free methods.

    Course Attribute(s): 6AMT - State Computation Requirement, 6AMT - Gordon Computation Requirement

    Prerequisite(s): STA 2023 
  
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    STA 3027 - Statistics and Probability Connections


    Credit(s): 3
    This course will provide prospective teachers with experiences in statistics and probability theory that will help them develop the specialized content knowledge needed to support the teaching of mathematics in middle level education.

    Prerequisite(s): MAC 2233  or MAC 2241  or MAC 2281  or MAC 2311 
  
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    STA 4102 - Computational Methods for Applied Statistics


    Credit(s): 3
    This course introduces fundamentals of the R and SAS statistical software packages. Topics include data manipulation, graphs, regression, ANOVA, hypothesis testing, and non-parametric tests.

    Prerequisite(s): STA 2023  and STA 3024 .
  
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    STA 4222 - Sample Survey Design


    Credit(s): 3
    The course covers common statistical survey design methods, including random sampling, stratified sampling, systematic sampling, and cluster sampling. Other topics include bias and non-sampling errors.

    Prerequisite(s): STA 2023  and STA 3024 .
  
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    STA 4321 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I


    Credit(s): 3
    Basic statistical methods. Estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, ANOVA, and nonparametric methods.

    Course Attribute(s): 6AMT - State Computation Requirement, 6AMT - Gordon Computation Requirement

    Prerequisite(s): STA 4442 .
  
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    STA 4322 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II


    Credit(s): 3
    This course follows the course STA 4321  “Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I”. STA 4322 is based on the second half of the textbook used in STA 4321 . The proposed course is a permanent version of STA 4930 “Advanced Essentials of Statistics”.

    Prerequisite(s): MAC 2311 , MAC 2312 , and MAC 2313  (or MAC 2281 , MAC 2282 , and MAC 2283 ), and STA 4321 
  
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    STA 4442 - Introduction to Probability


    Credit(s): 3
    Introduction to probability theory using calculus. Basic ideas of probability and random variables, discrete probability functions, continuous probability densities, joint distributions, transformations of random variables, moments and generating functions of random variables, limit theorems.

    Course Attribute(s): 6AMT - State Computation Requirement, 6AMT - Gordon Computation Requirement

    Prerequisite(s): MAC 2313 .
  
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    STA 4502 - Nonparametric Statistical Methods


    Credit(s): 3
    This course covers the fundamental concepts, and provides examples, of nonparametric statistical methods. Topics to be covered include sample testing, estimation methods, layout models, correlation and regression models, and goodness of fit tests.

    Prerequisite(s): STA 4321 .
  
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    STA 4504 - Categorical Data Analysis


    Credit(s): 3
    Fundamental concepts and examples of categorical data analysis. Topics include description and interference using proportions and odd ratios, multi-way contingency tables, logistic regression and other generalized linear models, and log linear models.

    Prerequisite(s): STA 4321 .
  
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    STA 4702 - Multivariate Statistical Methods


    Credit(s): 3
    This course covers the fundamental concepts of multivariate analysis. Topics to be covered include Matrix theory and distributions (normal, t, chi-squared, F), inference about multivariate means and inference about covariance structure.

    Prerequisite(s): STA 4321 .
  
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    STA 4852 - Applied Time Series


    Credit(s): 3
    This course covers the fundamental concepts, estimations, and hypothesis testing of discrete time series models. The models will be developed using the autoregressive and moving average processes. Numerous examples will be provided.

    Prerequisite(s): STA 4321  and STA 4442 .
  
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    STA 4930 - Selected Topics


    Credit(s): 1-3
    Rotating topics designed to meet the need and interests of students.

  
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    STA 5166 - Statistical Methods I


    Credit(s): 3
    Statistical analysis of data by means of statistics package programs. Regression, ANOVA, discriminant analysis, and analysis of categorical data. Emphasis is on inter-relation between statistical theory, numerical methods, and analysis of real life data.

    Prerequisite(s): STA 4321 
  
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    STA 5326 - Mathematical Statistics I


    Credit(s): 3
    Sample distribution theory, point & interval estimation, optimality theory, statistical decision theory, and hypothesis testing.

    Prerequisite(s): STA 5446
  
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    STA 5446 - Probability Theory I


    Credit(s): 3
    Axioms of probability, random variables in Euclidean spaces, moments and moment generating functions, modes of convergence, limit theory for sums of independent random variables.

    Prerequisite(s): STA 4442  and MAA 4212 
  
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    STA 5526 - Non-Parametric Statistics


    Credit(s): 3
    Theory and methods of non-parametric statistics, order statistics, tolerance regions, and their applications.

    Prerequisite(s): STA 5326

SUR - Surveying & Related Areas

  
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    SUR 2101C - Engineering Land Surveying


    Credit(s): 3
    Principles of land surveying for engineering practice. Traverses, levels, boundary surveys, route surveys, coordinate geometry, and mapping.


SYA - Sociological Analysis

  
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    SYA 3110 - Classical Theory


    Credit(s): 3
    The analysis of the philosophical foundations, central principles, and historical development of Sociological theory. Required for Sociology majors and minors.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000 
  
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    SYA 3120 - Contemporary Theory


    Credit(s): 3
    An examination of recent trends in sociological theory. Emphasis is on theories examining symbolic interactions, lived experience, popular culture, and social structures.

    Prerequisite(s): SYA 3110  and SYG 2000 
  
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    SYA 3300 - Research Methods


    Credit(s): 3
    Introduction to the scientific method and its application to social science research. Research design, sampling techniques, and critical evaluation of social research. Required for Sociology majors.

    Prerequisite(s): STA 2122  or equivalent.
  
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    SYA 3310 - Qualitative Inquiry


    Credit(s): 3
    Exploration of human relationships and behaviors, organizations, and the larger culture through research techniques such as interviews, participant observation, life histories, and narratives.

    Course Attribute(s): 6ACT - State Communication Requirement, 6ACT - Gordon Communication Requirement

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000 
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required
    • Consent of Instructor/Department

  
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    SYA 4121 - Queer Theory


    Credit(s): 3
    Examines queer theory’s radical deconstruction of categories for understanding the possibility of theorizing “women’s” and “men’s” lives. The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to queer theory and feminist theories of sexuality.

    Prerequisite(s): Any one of the following: SYG 2000 , SYG 2010 ; WST 2600 ; WST 3015 , WST 2250 ; WST 3311 .
  
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    SYA 4304 - Sociological Research Experience


    Credit(s): 1-3
    A flexible-unit course for advanced undergraduate students interested in participating in an ongoing faculty research project. Students will complete selected research tasks (background research, data collection and data analysis) with faculty supervision.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000 
  
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    SYA 4910 - Individual Research


    Credit(s): 1-3
    Content depends on the interest of the student. A contract between the student and the sponsoring faculty member must be signed before class registration.

    Prerequisite(s): Four courses in sociology, including SYA 3300 
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required
    • Senior Standing
    • Junior Standing
    • Consent of Instructor/Department

    Other Information: at least 3.0 overall GPA
  
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    SYA 4930 - Topics in Sociology


    Credit(s): 3
    Selected specialized topics in Sociology. Topics such as AIDS in society, drugs in society, problems in education, sociology of childhood, public life, socio-biology. Content will vary by semester and by section. See class schedule for specific contents each semester. This course, in different content areas, may be repeated for credit.

  
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    SYA 4935 - Senior Seminar


    Credit(s): 3
    The opportunity for senior sociology majors to apply sociological theory and methods to topics of relevance in today’s society.

    Course Attribute(s): CPST - Capstone Learning Experience, CST - Capstone, GCPC - Global Citizens Project Course, TGEH - High Impact Practice

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000 , SYA 3110 , SYA 3300  plus 6 hours of Sociology electives.
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required
    • Senior Standing
    • Majors Only
    • Consent of Instructor/Department

  
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    SYA 4949 - Sociological Internship


    Credit(s): 1-6
    Supervised placement in community organization or agency for a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer work per week, and a weekly seminar on applying sociological skills and methods in the placement setting.

    Restriction(s):
    • Senior Standing
    • Graduate Standing
    • Majors Only

    Other Information: Sociology

SYD - Sociology of Demography/Area Studies/Sociological Minorities

  
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    SYD 3700 - Racial and Ethnic Relations


    Credit(s): 3
    This course introduces students to a sociological understanding of race and ethnic relations. Students will analyze sociological theories on race and stratification through readings, lectures, discussion, multimedia, and group research projects.

    Course Attribute(s): 6ACT - State Communication Requirement, CASB - Social & Behavioral Sciences, TGEC - Creative Thinking

  
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    SYD 4238 - Immigrants to America


    Credit(s): 3
    Examines major sociological debates in the field of immigration with an emphasis on recent immigrants to the United States.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000  or SYG 2010 .
  
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    SYD 4410 - Urban Sociology


    Credit(s): 3
    The social structure of the community in modern industrial societies. Analysis of community change.

  
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    SYD 4411 - Urban Life


    Credit(s): 3
    This exit course introduces students to the theory and practice of urban and community research. Students will conduct supervised individual and group research on a Tampa Bay neighborhood of their choice.

    Course Attribute(s): CPST - Capstone Learning Experience

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000 .
    Restriction(s):
    • Senior Standing
    • Junior Standing

  
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    SYD 4512 - Sustainable Consumption


    Credit(s): 3
    1. This course examines the relationship between the current environmental crisis and the consumer lifestyle shared by most Americans that is spreading globally.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000 .
  
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    SYD 4601 - Community Building and Social Change


    Credit(s): 3
    This course will introduce students to the community building paradigm (i.e., how to address collective problems in diverse communities) as well as guide students as they become actively involved in various comprehensive community building initiatives.

    Course Attribute(s): SMCD - Community Engagement & Diversity Pillar

  
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    SYD 4800 - Gender and Society


    Credit(s): 3
    Historical and current issues surrounding gender in America. Emphasis on exploring the causes, meaning, and consequences of gender differences, interpersonal relationships, and institutional participation.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000  or SYG 2010 
 

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