Course Descriptions

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African American & African Studies - American Sign Language - Anthropology
Art Education - College of Arts & Sciences -
Disability Studies - Education: Teaching and Learning
Educational Studies: Special Education - English
Health & Rehabilitation Science - Health Services Management and Policy
Kinesiology: Physical Education - Law - Nursing - Psychology - Social Work - Sociology
Speech and Hearing Science - Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies


African American & African Studies

7862 Mental Health in the African American Community (3)

Theoretical and practical approaches to the problems of mental health in the black community.


American Sign Language

3350 American Deaf Arts and Literature (3)

Survey of literary and artistic works about being deaf that are written or created by individuals who are American deaf.


Anthropology

5630 Language and Culture in Education (3)

Examination of the problems of educating children of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds in the U.S. school system.


Art Education

5708 Disability and Visual Culture: Issues of Representation in Art and Popular Culture (3)

An examination of representational issues surrounding disability including popular culture,art, and artistic self-representation.


Arts and Sciences

6110 Health Literacy (2)

Examine and analyze issues of low health literacy, including populations at risk, research, measurement tools, writing in plain language; health communication techniques; and organizational approaches.
Prereq: Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 709, Nursing 6110 (710), Phr 7090 (Pharmacy 709), AlliMed 7010 (710), or MedColl 7710 (710). Cross-listed in Phr 7090, Nursing 6110, AlliMed 7010, and MedColl 7710.


Disability Studies

5191 Disability Studies Internship (1-3)

A one-semester internship course that offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work with disability related organizations on or off campus.

Students may enroll for 1, 2, or 3 units of DSABLST 5191 per semester. Up to 3 total (semester-system) credit hours may be applied toward an undergraduate minor in Disability Studies, which may be taken over multiple semesters. Students may enroll in up to an additional 3 units of DSABLST 5191, for a total of 6 units; any units beyond the 3 that count toward the minor will count toward overall general graduation requirements. [Prereq: English 2277 or SphHrng 4510. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs or 3 completions. This course is graded S/U.

5700 Disability Studies Workshop (1-3)

Structured participation in seminar/event organized for that semester. Optional course for the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Disability Studies. Repeatable to a maximum of 3 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U. [Sample, Summer 2012,Disability StudiesDigital Storytelling Workshop. A Digital Story is a short (3-5 minute) movie which uses images, voice, and music totell a story. In a 4-day workshop you will join in story workshops to craft a script, then learn software to produce your multimedia story. Foster community through sharing stories; Learn how to blend word, image and sound into a powerful yet brief narrative; Gain digital media skills such as image, audio and video editing; Develop captioning skills.

6700 Introduction to Graduate Study in Disability Studies (3)

Introduction to Disability Studies as an interdisciplinary academic field of study; outlines major scholarly perspectives, methodologies, and professional issues in the study of disability.

7700 Disability Studies Research Forum (1)

Research forum/round table for students enrolled in the GIS-DS to share their work in Disability Studies (both course work and independent research). Prereq: 6700, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 3 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U.


Education Teaching and Learning

5471 Clinical Practice in Treating Reading Disabilities (3)

Use of test materials in the diagnosis of reading disabilities; practice with remedial procedures. Prereq: 5470, or permission of the instructor. Not open to students with credit for 671. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

5504 Inclusion: Philosophical, Social and Practice Issues: Secondary Education (3)

Philosophical, social, and practice issues related to the inclusion of students with disabilities in the secondary classroom. Prereq: Admission to major or M.Ed program. Not open to students with credit for 809.99.

5557 Language and Children with Disabilities (3)

Introduces students to language and its development in selected children with disabilities. The focus is on the development of language with children with specific disabilities and/or special needs. Prereq: Enrollment in Master in Education program. Not open to students with credit for 660.

6551 Introduction to American Sign Language (3)

Introduction to American Sign Language is designed to expose students to approximately 350 to 400 signs, including fingerspelling, from the lexicon of American Sign Language. Students are expected to read signs/fingerspelling at a beginning level. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 754.

7501 Inclusive Education Research (3)

Examination of current research and theory on inclusive education efforts to effectively educate students with and without disabilities in general education settings. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 857.


Educational Studies: Special Education

5650 Introduction to Exceptional Children (3)

[formerly PAES 5650] An overview of the education of exceptional learners including a discussion of their characteristics and a review of historical approaches to their education and of contemporary educational practices. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 650.

5678 The Parent/Professional Partnership (3)

[formerly PAES 5678] Knowledge and skills necessary for educators to assist parents in facilitating the development, education, and socialization of children and youth and disabilities.

5716 Assistive Technology in Education (3)

[formerly PAES 5716] Students will gain the skills needed to assist persons with disabilities in the selection and use of adaptive and assistive technology (AT). Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 716.

5769 Delivering Effective Services to Enhance the Inclusion of Students with Special Needs (3)

[formerly PAES 5769] Designed to prepare special education teachers to work with administrators, general education teachers, parents and paraprofessionals to deliver instruction in inclusive settings. Prereq: Special Education major, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for EduPAES 769.


English

2277 Introduction to Disability Studies (3)

Foundational concepts and issues in disability studies; introduction to the sociopolitical models of disability.

2367.06 Composing Disability in the U.S. (3)

Extends & refines expository writing & analytical reading skills, emphasizing recognition of intertextuality & reflection on compositional strategies on topics pertaining to education & pop culture in America. Only one decimal subdivision of English 2367 may be taken for credit. Prereq: English 1110; and Soph standing, or a declared major in English. GE writing and comm: level 2 and diversity soc div in the US course..

4410 Healthcare Experiences: Observing, Reading, Writing (3)

This course combines practical experience in a health care setting via volunteer work or shadowing with formal study of health, illness, and treatment in contemporary culture. It brings academic and practical learning into productive dialogue to illuminate relations between theory and practice in health care settings. Prereq: Completion of at least 9 credit hours toward the Medical Humanities Minor or permission of instructor.

4597.01 The Disability Experience in the Contemporary World (3)

Global, national, and local issues of disability in the contemporary world; interdisciplinary approach combines historical, literary, philosophical, scientific, and service-oriented analysis of experience of disability. Prereq: English 1110.01 (110.01) or equiv, and Jr or Sr standing. Not open to students with credit for 597.01. GE cross-disciplinary seminar course.

7891.01 & .02 Seminar in Disability Studies in Language and Literature (3)

Intensive study of disability as a representational system and of key issues in disability studies. Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with 20 qtr cr hrs for 891 or 12 sem cr hrs for 7891.01 or 7891.02. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs. 7891.01 is graded A/E; 7891.02 is graded S/U.


Health and Rehabilitation Science

5620 Aging, Accessibility, and Design (3)

Analysis and development of product and residential environment design for an aging population using environmental adjustment theories. Students apply Universal Design principles to home modifications. Prereq: Sr standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 720 and 721.

5717.03 Interdisciplinary Perspective on Developmental Disorders (3)

Persons with developmental disabilities may have impairments in multiple areas of functioning. This course is an advanced overview in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for AlliMed 717.03. Cross-listed in EduPAES 5717.03, Psych 7718, and SphHrng 7718.

7718 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Autism Spectrum Disorder (3)

Teaches the analytical skills necessary to comprehend and formulate an interdisciplinary framework relating to major scientific and theoretical perspectives in autism spectrum disorders. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 717.01 and 717.02. Cross-listed in EducSt, Social Work, Nursing, Psych, and SphHrng.


Health Services Management and Policy (Public Health)

7640 Mental Health & Disability Policy (3)

Investigation of public policy in the area of mental health and disability and the politics that are the origin and result of these policies. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 840.


Kinesiology: Physical Education

5657 Sport and Disability (3)

[formerly PAES 5657] Overview of sport for individuals with disabilities with emphasis given to physiological, psychological, and socio-cultural perspectives. Prereq: Admission into an undergraduate or graduate major in PAES or coaching minor; or interdisciplinary disability studies minor and graduate specialization; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 657.


Law

7500 Disability Discrimination (4)

Problem-oriented analysis of interaction between law and social science; emphasis on civilcommitment, rights of disabled individuals, rights to community services (educational,residential, employment), and guardianship. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 636L.

7509 Special Education Advocacy (2-4)

The law of special education as provided in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 757L.


Nursing

7717 Interdisciplinary Perspective on Developmental Disabilities (3)

Advanced seminar in intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) for graduate students from a broad spectrum of academic disciplines who are planning a leadership career in this field. Prereq: permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 717.01 or 717.03. Cross-listed in EduSt, HthRhSc, Psych, SocWork, and SphHrng.

7718 Interdisciplinary Perspective on Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)

Seminar to promote effective participation on interdisciplinary teams to address the life longneeds of children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families.Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 717.01 or 717.02. Cross-listed in EduSt, HthRhSc, Psych, SocWork, and SphHrng.


Psychology

3331 Abnormal Psychology (3)

Examination of current theories and empirical findings regarding the major forms of psychopathology and treatment.

4571 Psychology of Developmental Disabilities (3)

Overview of developmental disabilities including causes, nature, & psychological characteristics; diagnosis & psychometric assessments; & behavioral, psycho-educational, & biological forms of prevention & intervention. 20-hr off-campus practicum req. Prereq: 1100 (100) or 1100H (100H), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 571.

5681 Development and Psychopathology (3)

Examines theories and research on psychopathology (e.g., autism) during infancy, childhood,and adolescence from a developmental-contextual perspective; emphasis on description,prevalence, etiology, prognosis, and assessment.Prereq: 3550 (550) or 3550H (550H), or permission of instructor. Not open to students withcredit for 681.

7717 Developmental Disabilities: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (3)

Provide an introduction to the psychosocial, medical, and educational implications of developmental disabilities. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 717.01 or 717.03. Cross-listed in HthRhSc, EducSt, SocWork, Nursing, and SphHrng.

7718 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)

Teach the analytical skills necessary to comprehend and formulate an interdisciplinary framework relating to major scientific and theoretical perspectives in autism spectrum disorders. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 717.01 and 717.02. Cross-listed in EducSt, HthRhSc, Social Work, Nursing, and SphHrng.


Social Work

5017 Social Work Practice in the Field of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (2)

Social work principles related to social, cultural, physical and educational/vocational issuesof IDD using a lifespan perspective.Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 695.13.

7717 Interdisciplinary Seminar on Developmental Disabilities (3)

Advanced seminar in intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) for graduate students from a broad spectrum of academic disciplines who are planning a leadership career in this field. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 717.01 or 717.03. Cross-listed in HthRhSc, EducSt, Nursing, Psych, and SphHrng.

7718 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)

Seminar to promote effective participation on interdisciplinary teams to address the life longneeds of children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 717.01 and 717.02. Cross-listed in HthRhSc, EducSt, Nursing, Psych, and SphHrng.


Sociology

2290 Sociology of Death and Dying (3)

Provides a sociological overview of death and dying, including the demographics of death, social epidemiology, and social meanings of death and dying. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 290.

5450 Sociology of Global Health and Illness (3)

Sociological study of health and illness from a global perspective. Topics include health,illness, and related behaviors; disease processes, correlates of diseases, global efforts toimprove health, and comparative health care systems. Prereq: 3 cr hrs in Sociology at 2000-3000 (200-400) level or above. Not open to students withcredit for 450.

5629 Health Disparities in Social Context (3)

Analysis of the social determinants of health and health disparities with a focus onstratification/inequality. Includes variations in health disparities over the life course. Prereq: 3 cr hrs in Sociology at 2000-3000 (200-400) level or above. Not open to students with credit for 629.

7758 Population, Health, and Life Course (3)

Social and demographic forces that affect well being, health, and survival. Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 758.9.


Speech and Hearing Science

3350 Speech-Language Communication Across the Life Span (3)

Exploration of the development of communication skills throughout the life span and the consequences of communication disorders for individuals, their families, and their communities. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 350. GE soc sci indivs and groups course.

4530 Introduction to Autism (3)

This course provides an overview of the identification and diagnosis of autism, scientific perspectives on etiology, and the neurobiological underpinnings of autism, as well as treatment components of autism.

4510 Disability Studies in Context (3)

The history, nature, meaning, and consequences of disability from the differing viewpoints of a range of academic disciplines and professions. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 510.

5605 Multicultural Aspects of Communication and Its Disorders (3)

Examination of normal communicative behavior, including development, and the assessment and management of speech-language-hearing disorders of culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Prereq:Grad standing or one of the following; 2230, 3330, Ling 201, 202, 261, 265, or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 605.

5714 Introduction to Sign Language (3)

Introductory course in manual sign language systems. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 714.

7717 Interdisciplinary Perspective on Developmental Disability (3)

Persons with developmental disabilities may have impairments in multiple areas of functioning. This course is an advanced overview in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 717.01 or 717.03. Cross-listed in HthRhSc, EducSt, SocWork, Nursing, and Psych.


Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

2325 Issues in Women's Health (3)

An interdisciplinary inquiry into the issues affecting women's health and the politics of gender in the medical health care profession. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 325.

2326 Women and Addiction: A Feminist Perspective (3)

An interdisciplinary feminist focus on addictive consequences of sex-role socialization, substance abuse, addiction in intimate relationships, and eating disorders; consequences of addiction among women. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 326.

5620* (Special Topics Course) Gender and Disability (3)

(Available for credit under this topic only; see current-term course listings to verify applicability.)

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