2019-2020 Catalog with Addendum II 
    
    Jan 28, 2023  
2019-2020 Catalog with Addendum II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


The information following course titles indicate (1) hours per week of lecture, (2) hours per week of laboratory and (3) semester credit hours. A small number of courses are offered for a variable number of credit hours, and the semester credit hours listed represent the maximum number of hours possible for credit. This will be noted in the course description.

The frequency of offering follows the meeting and credit hour information. Courses offered every year are designated by semester(s) only. Courses offered every other year are designated by semester and odd/even year.

Note: Since most courses are not offered every semester, students should be aware that failure to take a required course when it is offered may delay graduation.

Any course may be offered on demand should sufficient interest be demonstrated and should a qualified instructor be available. “Demand” courses with a defined content will be offered as regularly as practical for the host department.

At the end of the course description, the following information will be given when applicable: laboratory information, corequisites (“simultaneous enrollment”) and prerequisites, cross listed courses (“same as”), special fees, and pertinent information about the use of the course.

Courses and Numbering

All courses are listed alphabetically by course prefix and numerically within each prefix. The department and college assignments are also noted. ACU uses a three-digit course numbering system. Courses numbered 100 to 299 are lower-level courses (primarily for freshmen and sophomores). Courses numbered from 300 to 499 are upper-level, or advanced, courses (primarily for juniors and seniors). Courses numbered 500 to 799 are graduate courses. All courses numbered 000 to 099 do not count toward graduation or GPA.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Some courses have prerequisites, which must be met before a student may register for that course, or corequisites, which must be completed simultaneously. In some cases, a student may have special knowledge, skills or background that will enable him or her to perform well in a given class without meeting its prerequisites or corequisites. Such a student should seek special permission from the department offering the course.

A course may not use the same requirement as both prerequisite and corequisite. Courses listed as corequisite must be taken together. Students may not drop or withdraw from a course with corequisite requirements without dropping or withdrawing from both courses. Students may repeat a course with corequisite requirements alone in subsequent attempts if they fail or do not receive degree credit for the course on the first attempt. However, in courses with a subject code of EACH, EDUC, NURS, or SPAN, students must repeat both corequisite courses if they fail or do not receive credit for one or both courses on the first attempt.

Students should refer to the most recent catalog for course corequisites, prerequisites, and restrictions.

Course Sequencing

Some courses have recommendations of a previous course(s) for appropriate sequencing. Such recommendations are not prerequisites; the system will allow any student meeting a course’s prerequisites to enroll for a course regardless of whether the student meets the sequencing recommendations. Students are cautioned, however, to follow sequencing recommendations when all of the courses in the sequence are on their degree plans.

Independent Study and Special Topics Courses

Neither an independent study nor a special topics course should be a version or instance of a course that already has been approved for inclusion in the catalog.

Independent Study

An independent study course is a unique, student-initiated and student-driven course. An independent study course should be used to enhance a degree. It should be used as a substitution for degree requirements only in rare circumstances; it should not be used to correct poor planning. All other catalog policies apply.

Independent study courses are usually designed to be worth 3 credit hours. Ideally, independent study courses should make up no more than 6 hours (5 percent) of any student’s undergraduate degree. They should make up no more than 20 percent of any student’s graduate degree. Independent study courses should use the even hundred course number appropriate to the level of study (100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, etc.)

Student proposals for independent studies may be approved or denied based on faculty interest or availability and departmental priorities. Students in the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program will incur a separate fee for an independent study course and should contact the Director of the DMin Program for details.

When proposing an independent study, the student should complete the Independent Study Request form and discuss it – including the outcomes and artifacts of the study – with the proposed faculty member. Artifacts should support the student’s and the faculty member’s intended outcomes for the course through research, written work, creative projects, and/or professional projects. If the course is approved by the faculty member, the faculty member is responsible for creating the syllabus for the independent study. The syllabus must include the learning outcomes and how they will be measured.

The syllabus and Independent Study Request form should be submitted to the chair and dean on a timeline that would allow for the proposal to be approved or denied prior to the beginning of the term or part of term in which the course is being proposed. Study Abroad courses should be approved prior to departure from the United States.

Special topics

A special topics course is faculty/department-initiated and faculty-driven. A special topics course will be included in the course schedule for registration in a given term and could be used as a pilot for addition to the curriculum. A substitution form must be submitted for a special topics course to satisfy degree requirement. All other catalog policies apply.

The special topics syllabus must be submitted to the dean before March 1 for a fall course or October 1 for a spring or summer course, so that it will be available for student registration. Special topics courses should choose the course number appropriate to the level of study from the following: 140, 240, 340, 440, 540, 640, 740, etc.

The Texas Common Course Numbering System

The Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) has been designed for the purpose of aiding students in the transfer of general academic courses between colleges and universities throughout Texas. Common courses are freshman and sophomore academic credit courses that have been identified as common by institutions that are members of the common course numbering system. The system ensures that if the student takes the courses the receiving institution designates as common, then the courses will be accepted in transfer.

For further information contact the transfer course coordinator in the Registrar’s Office.

 

Criminal Justice

  
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    POLC 455 - Professionalism and Ethics in Criminal Justice


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Exploration of theories supporting ethical models and analyses and how they impact decision-making in a criminal justice profession. Emphasis on the application of professionalism and ethical assessments for faith-based decision-making. Prerequisite: POLC 205 , senior standing.
  
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    POLC 499 - Criminal Justice Internship


    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    A supervised on-the-job learning experience within an approved work setting relevant to academic and career goals. This course is available for variable credit. Please see your advisor for more information. A capstone course.

Digital Entertainment Technology

  
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    DET 210 - Introduction to Digital Entertainment


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Introduces the concepts of film, animation and game design/development. Students will learn to develop and design for movies, animations, and games. Concepts covered include storyboarding, conflict development, the art of storytelling, and design elements.
  
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    DET 220 - Introduction to 3D Modeling


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Introduction to concepts of 3D modeling. Students will learn to use 3D software to produce models and scenes for use in animation, game engines, and additive manufacturing (3D printing). Students will also be introduced to basic texturing, shaders, lighting, and dynamics to enhance the detail and design of 3D models.
  
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    DET 230 - Introduction to Animation: Keyframes & Pixels


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Introductory course focusing on the principles and history of animation. The class will cover foundational techniques and theories developed by leading studios utilizing industry standard animation software. This class will introduce the principles of animation, the history of animation, and the basics of acting and character animation.
  
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    DET 260 - Game Engines


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Principles of game development using an industry standard game engine. The course will cover techniques used to develop games. Includes gameplay, construction, level design, creating virtual environments, and deploying games to common hardware. Prerequisite: CS 115  or CS 120 ; DET 220 .
  
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    DET 310 - Digital Entertainment Technology II


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Develops the concepts of animation, film, and game design. Concepts covered include sound and music, e-portfolio design, basic software scripting, ludology, and design element consideration for digital entertainment. Prerequisite: DET 210 
  
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    DET 320 - Advanced 3D Modeling


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Advanced concepts of 3D art and visualization. Students will learn to use 3D computer graphics software to produce 3D character models and corresponding skeletal structures for use in animation, game engines, and film media. Prerequisite: DET 220 .
  
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    DET 350 - Digital Entertainment Development


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Digital cinematic, game, and level design. Students will learn to develop and design 2D and 3D games, cinematic, and levels using game engines or development tool sets. Course may be repeated once. Prerequisite: DET 210 .
  
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    DET 410 - Digital Entertainment Technology III


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Summer

    Capstone to the concepts of animation, movies and game design. Students will develop and design for movies, animations, and games. Concepts covered include: portfolio development, project management in DET environments, advanced DET scripting. Prerequisite: DET 310  and senior standing. Majors only.

Design

  
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    DSGN 102 - Introduction to Interior Design


    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Exploration and application of interior design theory and design process techniques using problem solving methodology with emphasis on human needs, values, context, and resources. Creative application of design principles for planning and furnishing interior environments.
  
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    DSGN 111 - Design Drawing I


    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Summer

    Introduces the basic skills and techniques of monochromatic drawing with emphasis placed on gesture, line, value, texture, shape, form and delineation. Black and white media.
  
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    DSGN 201 - Fundamental Design I


    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall only

    Fundamentals of design concepts and processes utilizing transformation, abstraction and organization of form, space and light. Exploring connection between site, building, interior, human perception, historical and contemporary precedents. Prerequisite: DSGN 111  or equivalent.
  
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    DSGN 202 - Fundamental Design II


    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring only

    Fundamentals of design concepts and processes through place-making and universal design. Human factors, building envelope and spatial development applied to varied building typologies. Design responses informed by historical and contemporary precedents. Prerequisite: DSGN 201 .
  
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    DSGN 211 - Design Drawing II


    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Development of design drawings and rendering skills to illustrate interior and architectural concepts. Emphasize color, value, tone and presentation. Prerequisite: DSGN 111  and ART 105 .
  
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    DSGN 221 - History of Architecture and Design I


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Study of architecture, design, furniture, and environs from antiquity to the 18th century. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    DSGN 222 - History of Architecture and Design II


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Study of architecture, design, furniture, and environs from the 18th century to the present. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    DSGN 232 - Digital Design Communication


    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Processes and procedures for studying and communicating spatial design ideas utilizing digital media.
  
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    DSGN 251 - Construction I: Materials and Methods


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Introduction to building construction materials, methods and structures, as well as building envelope performance and sustainability considerations.
  
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    DSGN 301 - Intermediate Interior Design I


    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Creative and technical problem solving relative to various residential and commercial interior applications. Human dimension and its relationship to space planning. Emphasis on technical aspects such as working drawings, lighting design and presentation techniques. Prerequisite: DSGN 202 .
  
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    DSGN 302 - Intermediate Interior Design II


    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Creative and technical problem solving relative to a variety of residential or commercial interiors. Application of codes and standards, programming, specifications, working drawings, space planning, and three-dimensional drawing. Prerequisite: DSGN 301 . Corequisite: DSGN 352  or professor approval.
  
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    DSGN 351 - Interior Components


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Selection and specification of interior materials and finishes based on performance, decision-making criteria, resources, and estimating processes. A writing-intensive course.
  
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    DSGN 352 - Building Systems


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Investigation and application of building codes and standards that affect the functionality, comfort, and health, safety and welfare of building occupants. Exploration and integration of methodologies in heating/ cooling, plumbing, electricity, lighting, and communication systems within building structures through lecture and assignments. Service learning component when possible. Corequisite: DSGN 302 . For interior design or pre-architecture majors only.
  
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    DSGN 401 - Advanced Interior Design


    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Students demonstrate competency skills in capstone course with solutions to a residential or commercial design project. Includes research, client interaction, and contract documentation presentation. Prerequisite: DSGN 302  and DSGN 351 .
  
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    DSGN 402 - Design, Construction and Details for Interiors


    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 4
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Students demonstrate comprehensive understanding of interior design, responding to contemporary issues such as socio-economic, cultural and environmental factors. Team-based project for a residential or commercial typology. Emphasis on research, programming, regulatory criteria, contract documents and coordination with other disciplines. Prerequisite: DSGN 401 .
  
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    DSGN 461 - Professional Principles and Practices (for Design Practitioners)


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Establishment of an interior design business. Legal and financial concerns, client relationships, written agreements, contracts, budgeting, business form use, fee/compensation methods, record keeping. Also includes legal and compensation concerns related to custom designs and product designs.
  
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    DSGN 463 - Field Experience


    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 10
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Supervised work experience in an architecture or interior design business. Minimum of 160 clock hours experience in the field required, plus one-hour seminar per week. This course is available for variable credit. Please see your advisor for more information. Prerequisite: Junior standing, advisor approval, and acceptance of the student by a business. A capstone course.

Early Childhood

  
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    EACH 363 - Early Language and Literacy


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Addresses developmental issues and teaching strategies related to oral language and early literacy development. Explores developmentally appropriate, research-based strategies for promoting children’s literacy learning from age 3 through early primary. Topics include oral language development, phonological awareness, early phonics and emergent literacy. Also included are strategies to provide communication and language supports for young children with developmental challenges and strategies for teaching children with limited English proficiency in the early childhood classroom. Prerequisite: EDUC 211  and EDUC 250 . Admission to Teacher Education program required.
  
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    EACH 451 - Guidance in Early Childhood


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Fundamental principles underlying behavior and methods of working with young children. Prerequisite: EDUC 211 , EDUC 323 , credit for or simultaneous enrollment in EACH 363 , and admission to Teacher Education program. Corequisite: EACH 466 .
  
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    EACH 466 - Education of Young Children


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    A required course for students certifying in age 3 through grade 4. A study of theory and practice in the education of young children. Includes 30 hours of field experience in public schools. Prerequisite: EDUC 211 , EDUC 323 , credit for or simultaneous enrollment in EACH 363 , and admission to Teacher Education program. Corequisite: EACH 451 .

Economics

  
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    ECON 260 - Principles of Macroeconomics


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Supply and demand, the framework of the free enterprise system, national income accounting, unemployment and inflation, fiscal policy and public debt, monetary system and monetary policy, international trade, economic growth, and selected concepts of business ethics. Prerequisite: 24 earned hours. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    ECON 261 - Principles of Microeconomics


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Economics of the firm and industry; supply and demand; revenue and costs; profits; consumer behavior; markets; the price system; the role of government; inequality; and comparative economic systems. Prerequisite: 24 earned hours. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    ECON 438 - International Poverty and Development


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Global poverty and development, including challenges facing economically poor countries and individuals, material and non-material views of poverty, relief and development paradigms and organizations, and assessment and intervention tools used by development agencies. Prerequisite: Junior standing. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    ECON 463 - Managerial Economics


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: on demand

    Price determination in the free enterprise economy. Analysis of the price system in guiding and directing resources toward more efficient allocation under various market conditions. Practical applications of economic theory to contemporary and actual business problems. The case study method is emphasized. Prerequisite: ECON 260 , ECON 261 , both with a grade of “C” or better.

Education

  
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    EDUC 211 - Educational Foundations and Multicultural Perspectives


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    A foundation course in professional education, including an introduction to serving students in multi-cultural settings and an orientation to the teacher education program. Includes observation in Pre K-12 classroom. Required as the first course of the teacher education sequence, must be taken in residence. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and a declared major including teacher certification; other majors may enroll with Teacher Education department approval. Course fee. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    EDUC 221 - Educational Psychology


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    An introduction to theories of development, learning, motivation, memory and intelligence. May be used to satisfy University Requirements. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
  
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    EDUC 250 - Literature for Children


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    A content reading course covering traditional and contemporary children’s books and other materials. Studies of major authors, illustrators, and genres are emphasized, along with applications for teaching literacy skills to children. Limited to students seeking EC-6, 4-8, or EC-12 Special Education certification.
  
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    EDUC 287 - Integrating the Arts Across the Elementary School Curriculum


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Addresses teaching materials and strategies appropriate for supporting meaningful integration of the arts with content area concepts and skills for diverse learners in grades EC-6. Prerequisite: EDUC 211  and admission to Teacher Education.
  
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    EDUC 312 - Field Experience in Guidance and Development


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Summer only

    Provides an opportunity for intentional reflection on personal beliefs about and skills in teaching through extended experiences with children in diverse education and/or ministry settings. During the summer, students admitted to the teacher education program provide children summer teaching services that are directly related to the teaching profession. Prerequisite: Department Chair approval; Admission to the Teacher Education Program; and summer employment, internship, or volunteer placement working directly with students or school aged children required.
  
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    EDUC 323 - Integrated Math and Science: PreK-2


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Study of the development and teaching of mathematics and science concepts in early childhood. Emphasis will be placed on integrating mathematics and science concepts in the curriculum and in aligning this curriculum with state and national standards. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.
  
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    EDUC 331 - Teaching Social Studies in Pre K - Grade 8


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Designed to prepare the pre-service teacher to teach the social studies curriculum for age 3 through grade 8. The focus will be on learning the content of the curriculum as outlined by the State of Texas. In part, students will make practical application teaching an appropriate segment of the social studies curriculum. Prerequisite: EDUC 211  and Admission to Teacher Education Program required.
  
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    EDUC 335 - Teaching in the Middle School


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    An overview of the historical development of the middle school and a thorough discussion of adolescent psychology. Analyzes middle grades content in language arts, math, social studies and science. Includes shadow study experiences at a middle school and is required for any 4-8 teaching certificate. Prerequisite: EDUC 211  and EDUC 221 . Admission to Teacher Education Program required.
  
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    EDUC 370 - Teaching Math in Elementary Grades 3-6


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    A study of techniques of teaching mathematics with various teaching innovations. Prerequisite: EDUC 211 , EDUC 323 ; MATH 237 , and prerequisite or simultaneous enrollment in MATH 238 . Admission to Teacher Education Program required.
  
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    EDUC 411 - Elementary Curriculum, Materials, and Media


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    A field-based course designed to present basic elementary curriculum including lesson planning and the development, organization, and use of teaching materials. Prerequisite: EDUC 211 , EDUC 331 ; READ 363 . Corequisite: EDUC 431  in the semester before student teaching. Admission to Teacher Education Program required. Course fee. A capstone course.
  
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    EDUC 412 - Secondary Curriculum and Media


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    A field-based course designed to present basic principles of curriculum development coordinated with textbook use and lesson planning. Presents the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and an introduction to supporting media. Prerequisite: EDUC 211 , EDUC 221 ; READ 322 . Corequisite: EDUC 432 . Should be taken semester before student teaching. Admission to Teacher Education Program required. Course fee. A capstone course.
  
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    EDUC 431 - Elementary Management and Methods


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    A study of classroom management and discipline, motivation, and a variety of teaching strategies. Requires 45 hours of field work in the classroom. Prerequisite: EDUC 211 , EDUC 331 ; READ 363 . Corequisite: EDUC 411 . Should be taken semester before student teaching. Admission to Teacher Education Program required. A writing-intensive course. A capstone course.
  
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    EDUC 432 - Secondary Management and Methods


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    A concentrated study of classroom management, motivation, leadership, curriculum, and planning. Requires 45 hours of field work in the classroom. Prerequisite: EDUC 211 , EDUC 221 ; READ 322 . Corequisite: EDUC 412 . Should be taken semester before student teaching. Admission to Teacher Education Program required. A writing-intensive course. A capstone course.
  
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    EDUC 449 - Professional Practice in Music Education


    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 1
    Terms Offered: Spring

    This course provides an advanced review of professional practice in music education for Pre-K through 12 settings. The course includes Teacher Education Program capstone requirements. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. For seniors only.
  
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    EDUC 476 - Effective Teaching Strategies for English Language Learners


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Develops skills for helping English Language Learners, including a review of underlying social and multicultural contexts, English language concepts, types of ESL programs, and instructional objectives and techniques. Prerequisite: EDUC 211  and either READ 322  or READ 363 . May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    EDUC 490 - Clinical Teaching


    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 6
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    The culmination of the pre-service teacher preparation program, student teaching includes teaching and related experiences in schools. Requires one semester of all-day student teaching (14 weeks). If taken outside the Abilene area, fee will be required. In order to complete the requirements of Teacher Education, a grade of “B” or better must be earned. Failure to earn a “B” or better will result in removal from Teacher Education. This course is available for variable credit. Please see your advisor for more information. Prerequisite: All other coursework must be completed prior to entering the Student Teaching experience. A capstone course.
  
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    EDUC 499 - Internship


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 3
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    All-day, all-semester experience. Takes the place of student teaching. Intern is cooperatively supervised by university personnel and school personnel. NOTE: Must be taken two (2) consecutive semesters. Pass/Fail grade. Additional Fee required. Prerequisite: Completion of baccalaureate degree; successfully pass content TExES; approval of Director of Certification.
  
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    EDUC 620 - Instructional Strategies in the Teaching of Writing


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Summer

    A study of the related language arts taught in PK-12 classrooms. We will explore current philosophy and research in the area of writing instruction. Students will experience the writing process themselves through a Writer’s Workshop while learning to embed the teaching of spelling, grammar, and mechanics within the workshop format.
  
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    EDUC 621 - Overcoming Learning Barriers


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prepares students to investigate institutional forces that inhibit constructive school improvement and explore alternatives including curricular approaches addressing literacy, learning communities, and emotional intelligence.
  
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    EDUC 622 - Theories and Strategies for Integrating Technology


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Presents an overview of technology use and integration. Students examine ways to plan, organize and implement technology in diverse learning environments.
  
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    EDUC 651 - Leading Continuous Improvement of Digital Learning


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Current leadership theory and practice of leading change in school systems brought on by the digital revolution and its accompanying social transformation. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate school and/or digital leadership of learning certificate program.
  
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    EDUC 652 - Leading Evolving Digital Learning Systems


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Analysis and investigation of the theories of disruptive innovation in leading continuous school transformation. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate school and/or digital leadership of learning certificate program.
  
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    EDUC 653 - Educational Research


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    The use of technology and research as tools to improve the educational process. Emphasis on practitioner research in which students are actively engaged in systematic, intentional inquiry. Must be taken in the first 12 hours of education graduate work.
  
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    EDUC 655 - Action Research for Classroom Teachers


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    This workshop-style course requires students to conduct an action research study in a year-long clinical teaching residency. Students design an action research study, obtain necessary approvals to conduct the research, collect and analyze data, and write up their findings in a journal-length manuscript suitable for publication. Prerequisite: EDUC 653 . Corequisite: EDUC 653 , EDUC 691 
  
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    EDUC 656 - School Finance


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Problems relating to the adequate financing of schools.
  
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    EDUC 660 - Practicum/Capstone in the School Principalship


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 21
    Credit Hours: 3
    The internship provides significant opportunities for candidates to synthesize and apply the skills identified in the national standards. A capstone course.
  
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    EDUC 661 - Capstone in Curriculum and Instruction


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides a culminating, student-centered, student-directed experience in which students analyze and synthesize knowledge, skills from across their program to demonstrate mastery of the learning outcomes in Curriculum and Instruction for the Department of Graduate Studies in Education. A capstone course.
  
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    EDUC 665 - Capstone in Special Education


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides a culminating, student-centered, student-directed experience in which students analyze and synthesize knowledge, skills from across their program to demonstrate mastery of the learning outcomes in special Education for the Department of Graduate Studies in Education. A capstone course.
  
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    EDUC 668 - Practicum/Capstone in the School Superintendent


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Internship experiences in the office of a superintendent of schools. This experience will cover a range of the duties and responsibilities encountered by a school superintendent. A capstone course.
  
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    EDUC 672 - Educational Facilities


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides advanced graduate students the opportunity to obtain practical experience related to the planning, financing, construction, renovation, and maintenance of educational facilities. Through presentations by practitioners with expertise in relevant areas as well as site visitations to educational facilities.
  
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    EDUC 674 - Policy and Politics in Education


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Develop an awareness of the responsibilities of a superintendent from the perspectives of political dynamics and their connections to the policy process.
  
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    EDUC 676 - District Instructional Leadership


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Application of knowledge, skills and dispositions of the superintendency to maximize learning for diverse populations. Prerequisite: Admission to program.
  
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    EDUC 680 - Allocating Resources and Structuring the School for Learning


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on the research on effective schools to provide the most productive ways to organize resources. Develops strategies to define the most important priorities that best match the needs for improvement.
  
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    EDUC 681 - Nurturing School Culture to Create a Learning Community


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Addresses the critical functions of the school leader to develop consensus that promotes action and infuses leadership throughout the school while establishing ethical and moral leadership. Assists school leaders in addressing student differences and conflicts to learn social competencies. Recognizes the importance of safe, orderly school cultures based on mutual respect.
  
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    EDUC 682 - School Law, Ethics and the Learning Community


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    The legal basis for the organization and ethical administration of a learning community.
  
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    EDUC 683 - Implementing Continuous Improvement


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Applies a framework for continuous improvement that provides a quality teaching and learning environment.
  
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    EDUC 684 - Meeting the Learning Challenge


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prepares the student to implement current theory, best practices, and brain research and to explore and investigate strategies that have a high probability of increasing learning for all students.
  
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    EDUC 686 - Reframing Learning


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Establishes the framework for moving a school culture from a focus on teaching to a focus on learning.
  
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    EDUC 687 - Managing Data to Improve Student Learning


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on data-driven decision-making and skills necessary to meet the needs of all children and to reach accountability expectations. Special emphasis is on action for continuing analysis of the gaps between goals for student learning and student performance.
  
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    EDUC 688 - Creating Effective Learning Environments


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores and investigates current research-based practices and theories about ways to promote meaningful learning for all members of the school community. Emphasis is on factors and conditions within the school’s circle of influence that enhance learning.
  
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    EDUC 691 - Education Workshop


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    A course designed to meet an immediate need of teachers in a specific area. May be repeated. This course is available for variable credit. Please see your advisor for more information.
  
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    EDUC 697 - Instructional Coaching


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    This course will directly address how to mentor, coach, and consult with colleagues; provide professional development for faculty; and make decisions based on converging evidence from research. Drawing on the comprehensive course sequence, students will also be able to facilitate appropriate, research-based instruction by communicating and collaborating with educational stakeholders.

Education-Online

  
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    EDUO 651 - Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Students in this course examine the attributes of effective technology-enhanced learning environments and the considerations involved for ensuring their appropriate and relevant design, development, and integration. Students explore key strategies and factors for success in implementation and long-term adoption by teachers and learners.
  
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    EDUO 652 - Trends and Challenges in Emerging Technologies


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course prepares educational leaders with the skills needed to address the challenges within a learning environment. Students explore central theoretical, social, and technical factors impacting the identification, planning, and introduction of appropriate solutions. In addition, students will gain relevant experience in evaluation and discernment based on research into significant emerging developments within the learning context.
  
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    EDUO 661 - Capstone in Learning with Emerging Technologies


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Credit Hours: 3
    This capstone course provides a culminating, student-centered, student-directed experience in which students analyze and synthesize knowledge and skills from across the Learning with Emerging Technologies concentration coursework. Students will create and publish an ePortfolio of digital artifacts created in their previous Learning with Emerging Technologies courses.
  
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    EDUO 677 - Adult Development and Learning through Technology


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course advances the understanding of the basic principles behind motivating adults to learn through exploration of self-directed and transformative learning, experience and learning, body and spirit in learning, and learning in the digital age. Procedures for implementing these principles to bring about change in adult behavior will be explored.
  
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    EDUO 678 - Instructional Design and Technology


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course will focus on the theory and structure of the instructional design process to support the teaching and learning process. More specifically, the learner will develop competencies for planning, implementing, and evaluating appropriate instructional media, methods, and material to support constructivist learning. Students will utilize a systems approach to design and develop a piece of instruction. The four phases of instructional design, analysis, design, development, and evaluation (ADDIE) in the context of the Dick, Carey, and Carey model will be examined.
  
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    EDUO 683 - Implementing Continuous Improvement


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Applies a framework for continuous improvement that provides a quality teaching and learning environment.
  
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    EDUO 684 - Meeting the Learning Challenge


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prepares the student to implement current theory, best practices, and brain research and to explore and investigate strategies that have a high probability of increasing learning for all students.
  
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    EDUO 686 - Reframing Learning


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Establishes the framework for moving a school culture from a focus on teaching to a focus on learning.
  
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    EDUO 687 - Managing Data to Improve Student Learning


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on data-driven decision-making and skills necessary to meet the needs of all children and to reach accountability expectations. Special emphasis is on action for continuing analysis of the gaps between goals for student learning and student performance.
  
  •  

    EDUO 688 - Creating Effective Learning Environments


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores and investigates current research-based practices and theories about ways to promote meaningful learning for all members of the school community. Emphasis is on factors and conditions within the school’s circle of influence that enhance learning.

English

  
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    ENGL 003 - Academic Literacies


    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Theory and practice in critical reading and expository writing to prepare students for college-level reading and writing. A review of grammar and editing skills will also be included. Required for students (1) with an ACT English subscore of 15 or below or (2) with an equivalent SAT verbal score or (3) who have exited the highest level of ESL and have no ACT or SAT scores. Corequisite: ENGL 004 . Does not satisfy the University Requirements composition requirement and is non-graduation credit.
  
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    ENGL 004 - Academic Literacies Workshop


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 1
    Credit Hours: 1
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Practice in critical reading and expository writing facilitated by computer-aided instruction. A review of grammar and editing skills will also be included. Required for students (1) with an ACT English sub-score of 15 or below or (2) with an equivalent SAT verbal score or (3) who have exited the highest level of ESL and have no ACT or SAT scores. Corequisite: ENGL 003 . Does not satisfy the University Requirements composition requirement and is non-graduation credit.
  
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    ENGL 006 - Academic Composition Workshop


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 1
    Credit Hours: 1
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Practice in reading and writing expressive and informative essays. Some persuasive writing will be included. A review of grammar and editing skills will also be included. Required of students (1) with an ACT English score of 16 -18 or equivalent SAT Verbal score or (2) who have completed ENGL 003  and ENGL 004 .  Corequisite: ENGL 106 . Does not meet the University Requirements composition requirement and is non-graduation credit.
  
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    ENGL 007 - Rhetoric and Persuasion Workshop


    Lecture Hours: 0
    Lab Hours: 1
    Credit Hours: 1
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Practice in analyzing and writing persuasive essays. Some researched writing will be included. A review of editing and revision skills will also be included. Required of students who took ENGL 006  and ENGL 106 . Does not meet University Requirements composition requirement and is non-graduation credit. Corequisite: ENGL 107 .
  
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    ENGL 106 - Academic Composition


    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Theory and practice in reading and writing expressive and informative essays. Some persuasive writing will be included. A review of grammar and editing skills will also be included. Required of students (1) with an ACT English score of 16-18, SAT Critical Reading (old SAT) score of 400-460, or SAT Reading + Writing (new SAT) score of 410-490 or (2) who have completed ENGL 003  and ENGL 004 . Corequisite: ENGL 006 . The combination of ENGL106 and ENGL 107  satisfies the University Requirements composition requirement and one hour of elective credit.
  
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    ENGL 107 - Rhetoric and Persuasion


    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 2
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring

    Theory and practice in analyzing and writing persuasive essays. Some researched writing will be included. A review of editing and revision skills will also be included. Prerequisite: ENGL 106   and ENGL 006 . Corequisite: ENGL 007 . The combination of ENGL 106  and ENGL 107 satisfies the University Requirements composition requirement and one hour of elective credit.
  
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    ENGL 111 - Composition and Rhetoric


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    The theory and practice in reading and writing analytical and persuasive essays. Prerequisite: Meet one of the following - SAT Critical Reading score (old SAT) of 470 or above; SAT Reading + Writing score (new SAT) of 500 or above; ACT English score of 19 or above; or writing placement testing into ENGL 111. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    ENGL 112 - Composition and Literature


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Expository, critical, and persuasive writing with research based on the reading of literary works. Prerequisite: ENGL 107  or ENGL 111 . May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    ENGL 221 - Major British Writers I


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    From the Beowulf poet to Samuel Johnson. Recommended for English majors and future teachers. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman English requirements as required by degree plan. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    ENGL 222 - Major British Writers II


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    From the eighteenth century to the present. Recommended for English majors and future teachers. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman English requirements as required by degree plan. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    ENGL 231 - World Literature I


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall

    Survey of world masterpieces outside the English and American traditions, with emphasis on continental literature from the Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance periods. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman English requirements as required by degree plan. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    ENGL 232 - World Literature II


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Spring

    Survey of world masterpieces after 1700, with attention to the connections between culture and literature. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman English requirements as required by degree plan. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    ENGL 262 - American Literature Before 1900


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    From Native American myth to the turn of the century. The course emphasizes the multicultural voices, both male and female, that constitute American literature. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman English requirements as required by degree plan. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
  
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    ENGL 263 - American Literature After 1900


    Lecture Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 0
    Credit Hours: 3
    Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    From the early 20th century to the present. The course emphasizes the multicultural voices, both male and female, that constitute American literature. Prerequisite: Completion of freshman English requirements as required by degree plan. May be used to satisfy University Requirements.
 

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