Oct 15, 2019  
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Catalog


Graduate courses at Appalachian are numbered 5000 and above. 5000 is master’s level; 6000 is specialist level; 7000 is doctoral level. Courses numbered below 5000 may not count toward the minimum hours required for a graduate degree or certificate program of study.

Courses for Continued Enrollment

Courses numbered 5989/7989 courses are intended for continued enrollment purposes only and do not count toward the minimum hours required for a graduate degree or certificate program of study. All other courses described in this bulletin (except courses numbered 5989 and 7989) are courses that count as a required or elective course on a program of study for at least one graduate degree.

Cross-listed Courses

Several courses are shared across two or more disciplines or departments, and as such are cross listed under multiple prefixes. Students may only count one version of such a course on a program of study. These cross-listed courses are indicated with a notation in (parentheses) at the end of the course description.

Dual-listed Courses

Selected courses at the 5000 level are dual listed with senior undergraduate (4000-level) courses, meaning that the two courses may be offered in the same room at the same time. Graduate students in these 5000-level courses will have additional requirements specified on the syllabus to ensure a more in-depth study of the course topics. These dual-listed courses are indicated with a notation in [brackets] at the end of the course description. Graduate students may include up to 12 semester hours of dual-listed 5000-level courses on a program of study.

NOTE: When a prerequisite is at the undergraduate level (below the 5000 level), students should consult with the department regarding whether they have the relevant background to succeed in the graduate course.

 

Geography

  
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    GHY 5999 - Thesis (1-3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Second half of a two-semester thesis requirement; the student must first complete GHY 5998. GHY 5999 may be repeated, but only three semester hours of credit may be applied to the minimum number of hours required for the degree.
    Prerequisite: GHY 5998 .

Geology

  
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    GLY 5500 - Independent Study (1-3)


    When Offered: On Demand
  
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    GLY 5530-5549 - Selected Topics (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand
  
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    GLY 5630 - Hydrogeology (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    The occurrence of groundwater resources; factors governing groundwater movement through aquifers; and an analysis of techniques for measuring a water resource are the focus of this course. Groundwater contamination and remediation methods will be introduced.
    Prerequisites: a minimum of six semester hours of geology courses above the 1000 level, or permission of the instructor.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory three hours. [Dual-listed with GLY 4630.]
  
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    GLY 5705 - Engineering Geology (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    Field and laboratory analysis of problems arising from interactions between humans and Earth and application of geologic knowledge to the mitigation of these problems.
    Prerequisites: a minimum of six semester hours of geology courses above the 1000 level, or permission of the instructor.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory three hours. [Dual-listed with GLY 4705.]
  
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    GLY 5835 - Summer Field Geology (6)


    When Offered: Summer Session
    An intensive five to six week practicum in making geologic maps, measuring sections, and using other field techniques.
    Prerequisites: GLY 3150 (Principles of Structural Geology and Tectonics), GLY 3715 (Petrology and Petrography), and GLY 3800 (Intro to Stratigraphy and Sedimentology).
    [Dual-listed with GLY 4835.]

Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies

  
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    GWS 5500 - Independent Study (1-4)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    GWS 5530-5549 - Selected Topics (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand
  
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    GWS 5650 - Feminist Theories (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course surveys a wide range of contemporary feminist theories explaining the origins, dynamics, and transformation of gender-based inequalities. It examines the intellectual roots of modern feminist theories as well as feminist attempts to overhaul its intellectual roots. Students will be introduced to the connections between feminist theories and other academic debates, and they will also study political movements that reach beyond the oppression of women per se. This course examines not only the feminist revisions of and impact on academic discourse but also related intellectual trends and political movements such as postmodernism, deconstruction, poststructuralist theory, postcolonial theory, and critiques of liberalism, humanism, and Marxism.
  
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    GWS 5700 - Seminar in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Variable topic. This course provides in-depth study of one or more major figures, contemporary issues, movements, or debates about gender, women, or sexuality. May be repeated for credit if the content does not duplicate.
  
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    GWS 5800 - Teaching Apprenticeship (1)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course provides an opportunity to gain experience teaching and developing course materials for an undergraduate course in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies. Students will be supervised by a faculty member in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies. This course may be repeated for a total credit of three semester hours.
    Prerequisite: GWS 5650 
  
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    GWS 5900 - Internship (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Field work in community, government, non-profit, or professional agencies involved in or solving problems related to gender, women, or sexuality issues.

General Science

  
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    G S 5403 - Teaching Science in Middle and High Schools (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course is for the prospective middle/high school science teacher and it focuses on effective instructional strategies for teaching principles associated with major school science disciplines. Emphasis is placed on planning, science process skills, inquiry-based instruction, hands-on/minds-on activities, improvising materials, demonstrations, and assessment techniques. Special emphasis is also placed on the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and the Next Generation Science Education Standards. A minimum of 15 hours of experience in public school classrooms will be required as part of this course.
    [Dual-listed with GS 4403.]
  
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    G S 5404 - The Meaning and Nature of Science (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    The goal of this course is to help students develop a sound understanding of the nature of science, the process of scientific inquiry, and the reciprocal relationship between science and society through a critical examination of the history of science since the Renaissance.
    [Dual-listed with GS 4404.]
  
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    G S 5500 - Independent Study (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand
  
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    G S 5510 - Environmental Problems (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    A study of environmental problems: their historical and cultural origins, their scientific background, and their possible solutions. Designed for students with limited science backgrounds.
  
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    G S 5530-5549 - Selected Topics (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand
  
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    G S 5989 - Graduate Research (1-9)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course is designed to provide access to University facilities for continuing graduate research. GS 5989 does not count toward a degree.

Graduate Studies

  
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    GRD 5530-5549 - Selected Topics (1-3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Subject matter may vary from term to term depending on student interest and need. A student may enroll more than once in a selected topics course provided that the content does not duplicate that of the previous course.
  
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    GRD 5800-5810 - Graduate Study Abroad (1-9)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Course for Appalachian degree or certificate-seeking graduate students studying abroad. Students will complete graduate level courses at an approved international institution and transfer back to Appalachian all graduate coursework receiving the equivalent grade of a 3.0 or greater. Course enrollment is restricted to students approved by the student’s graduate program, the Graduate School, and International Education and Development.
  
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    GRD 5989 - Graduate Enrollment (1)


    When Offered: On Demand
    For graduate students who have no program of study courses remaining, but have unfinished requirements and need to be registered for the purposes of graduation or for library access.
    Permission of the Graduate School required.
  
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    GRD 6989 - Graduate Enrollment (1)


    When Offered: On Demand
    For graduate students who have no program of study courses remaining, but have unfinished requirements and need to be registered for the purposes of graduation or for library access.
    Permission of the Graduate School required.
  
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    GRD 7989 - Graduate Enrollment (1)


    When Offered: On Demand
    For graduate students who have no program of study courses remaining, but have unfinished requirements and need to be registered for the purposes of graduation or for library access.
    Permission of the Graduate School required.

Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology

  
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    GRA 5512 - Advanced Cross Media Production (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    This course is an advanced treatment of studies begun in the GRA 3102 course, and incorporates new technologies applicable in the production of digital content for print production, the World Wide Web, mobile device platforms and other applicable new forms of graphic communication. Students will learn and be required to demonstrate ability to apply electronic document designs across a variety of graphic communication platforms.
    Prerequisite: GRA 3102 (Electronic Imaging).
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with GRA 4512.]
  
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    GRA 5522 - Advanced 3D Imaging and Animation (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    This course focuses on using advanced texturing techniques, complex shading networks, inverse kinematics and forward kinematics to develop realistic 3D images and animation.
    Prerequisite: GRA 3312 (3D Imaging and Animation).
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with GRA 4522.]
  
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    GRA 5550 - Color Management (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    This course examines advanced concepts and practices pertaining to color management of production files in print production workflows. The course will include a study of color theory, color spaces, rendering intents, and tools and instrumentation for generating monitor, scanner, camera, press, and printer color profiles.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours.
  
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    GRA 5558 - Digital Printing Systems (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course allows students the opportunity to explore digital printing applications such as short-run color and variable data printing. Students will study digital workflows, file preparation, data management, preflighting, digital front-end systems, press operation and routine maintenance, as well as an in-depth application of problem-solving analysis in managing variable data and multiple projects. Students enrolled in GRA 5558 will have additional requirements beyond those for students enrolled in GRA 4558 as specified in the syllabus to ensure a more in-depth study.
    Prerequisites: GRA 1022 (Electronic Document Design I) and GRA 2522 (Electronic Document Design II) or permission of the instructor.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with GRA 4558.]
  
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    GRA 5566 - Advanced Flexographic Printing and Packaging (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    This course addresses advanced concepts and practices pertaining to the flexographic printing process. To include: advanced techniques such as multi-color spot and process color printing, quality control, corrugated board, image distortion, die calculations, and coatings. Students enrolled in GRA 5566 will have additional requirements beyond those for students enrolled in GRA 4566 as specified in the syllabus to ensure a more in-depth study.
    Prerequisites: GRA 3112 (Substrates, Inks, and Toners) and GRA 3882 (Intermediate Flexographic Printing and Packaging) or permission of the instructor.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with GRA 4566.]
  
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    GRA 5591 - Advanced Printing and Finishing (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course is designed to build on the basics covered in: Introduction to Graphic Communications, Introduction to Printing and Finishing, Introduction to Flexographic Printing and Packaging, and Electronic Imaging. Students will gain experience in advanced techniques in electronic prepress, halftones, duotones, process color, process stripping, process press work, and process control. May be repeated for a total credit of six semester hours.
    Prerequisites: GRA 2012, GRA 3102, GRA 3112, and GRA 3772 or permission of the instructor.
    Lecture two hours, laboratory two hours. [Dual-listed with GRA 4591.]
  
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    GRA 5592 - Specialty Graphics Printing (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Advanced laboratory practice in screen printing, wide format printing on multiple substrates that include foam core, vinyl, plastic and adhesives.
    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
    Lecture one hour, laboratory four hours. [Dual-listed with GRA 4592.]
  
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    GRA 5622 - Current Trends in Graphic Communications Seminar (1)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course is designed to emphasize current trends, technical movements and problems as they relate to the future of the printing industry. Classes will focus on group discussions related to these and other current issues. Students will be required to refer to academic experiences, internship experiences and library skills to participate in discussions.
    [Dual-listed with GRA 4622.]

Health Care Management

  
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    HCM 5210 - Foundations of the U.S. Health Care System (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    This course provides an overview of the evolution, determinant forces, and organizational foundations of the health care system in the United States as compared to other industrialized nations. The course is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge regarding key system policy, resources, processes and outcomes in the context of the Triple Aim of providing access, ensuring quality and affordable cost. The perspectives of health and health status of Americans are examined in the context of cultural, economic, social and political forces. Health care reform, and problems and issues with the current system are analyzed to provide a critical view of the future of health care delivery, in the context of the role of the manager.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the MHA program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    HCM 5220 - Statistics for Health Administration (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    Health care management requires a working knowledge of statistics in process control, quality improvement, interpretation of research, application of research, and the use of data analytics. Material in this course provides a statistical foundation for the other health care administration courses.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the MHA program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    HCM 5240 - Health and Disease (3)


    When Offered: Summer Session
    This course explores the theories, principles and methods of managerial epidemiology. Content explores the definitions, theories and models of health, illness, and disease. Foundations of disease transmission, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment and tools used in epidemiology are discussed. Additional exploration of the foundations of population-based health management, health promotion and prevention are included.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the MHA program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    HCM 5270 - Organizational Development and Behavior in Health Care (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    This course discusses and evaluates the theories, principles and concepts of organization development and design particularly related to behavior of health care organizations. The course focuses on the relationships and interdependencies of individuals, groups and teams, within the organization. Analysis of health care organizational structure and design in relation to performance are also covered in this course. The aim of the course is to enhance the skills, attributes and behaviors of managerial professionals working in the health services industry.
    Prerequisite: HCM 5210  or permission of the instructor.
  
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    HCM 5570 - Financial Management for Health Organizations I (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    This course is the introductory health care finance course for MHA students. The course focuses on the most important accounting and financial management principles and concepts relevant to health organizations. It should be noted that the course is the first course in a two-course health care finance sequence. As such, it is designed primarily to provide knowledge of fundamental principles. The application of this knowledge will be the focus of the second financial management course (HCM 5575 ).
    Prerequisite: Admission to the MHA program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    HCM 5575 - Financial Management for Health Organizations II (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    This course focuses on the application of finance (accounting and financial management) theory, principles, and concepts to health care organizations. Particular attention will be given to the financial implications of strategic decisions.
    Prerequisite: HCM 5570  or permission of the instructor.
  
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    HCM 5590 - Performance Improvement Concepts and Applications in Health Care (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    This course explores the concepts of performance improvement in US health care organizations. Students learn and demonstrate the leadership and management approaches and skills necessary to promote a culture of performance improvement in a health services organization. Techniques, tools, and processes currently used by organizations to monitor and improve the quality of clinical, operational, and administrative functions are addressed.
    Prerequisite: HCM 5210  or permission of the instructor.
  
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    HCM 5610 - Health Economics (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    This course is designed to provide the fundamental principles of economic concepts and evaluation methods as applied to the health care setting. Topics include: the role of prices, equity and efficiency, the production of health, the demand for health care, health insurance theory, the demand for health insurance, the market for physicians’ services, production and cost of health care in hospitals and nursing homes, labor issues, and cost effectiveness analysis.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the MHA program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    HCM 5680 - Management and Human Resources in Health Organizations (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    This course provides a foundation of knowledge and skills applicable to the current issues in health care management with an emphasis on human resources management. Students will be exposed to key management principles and the laws, issues and concepts related to HR management. The course will use a combination of informative lectures and case study analyses to provide students with the tools and insight needed to explore a variety of health care management and human resource management issues.
    Co- requisite or Prerequisite: HCM 5210  or permission of the instructor.
  
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    HCM 5700 - Health Care Informatics (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    Information technology (IT) has become an essential component of any health care organization. Managers must understand the basics of organizational computing to effectively manage an organization. Computing in health care has recently received a lot of attention. Legislation regarding health care IT is constantly adapted. This course addresses health care legislation, IT governance, and an introduction to principles of systems life-cycles and project management.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the MHA program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    HCM 5710 - Health Care Data Management (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    Health care managers are faced with increasing amounts of data. The data collected in electronic health records and in administrative systems is often left untapped. Health care data management is meant to give students a background in how to handle data. The course will address data quality, reporting (intelligence), data warehousing, and the process of leveraging data (analytics). The project in this course includes substantial use of SAS Enterprise-Guide.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the MHA program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    HCM 5720 - Data Analytics in Health Care (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    This course is a survey of statistical and modeling methods which apply to data analytics. This course uses SAS to introduce methods of exploring data and testing hypotheses. Beyond learning the statistical tools, students will become familiar with SAS Enterprise Miner. The course will also introduce other statistical software which managers may be given.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the MHA program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    HCM 5725 - Health Information Project Management (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    Project management has become a key health care management skill. Project management is particularly vital in working with information technology. Students who pass this course should become familiar with standards set by the Project Management Institute. To enable students to better manage IT, the course covers the project management process, program management, and portfolio management. The course also covers IT and project governance principles.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the MHA program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    HCM 5730 - Leadership in Health Care (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    This course emphasizes the development of leadership competencies through the analysis and application of the theories, principles and concepts of leadership particularly applied to health service organizations. Leadership competencies will be explored and assessed through application of and reflection on topics such as communication, relationship building, emotional intelligence, team work and transformational leadership.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the MHA program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    HCM 5735 - Health Care Operations Management (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    This course informs and applies the theories, principles and concepts of operations management in health care organizations. The course focuses on improving clinical and administrative processes, ensuring efficient use of resources, maintaining quality outcomes, while accounting for the complex health care environment. Concepts of health care quality, financial and systems management are also covered in this course. The aim of the course is to develop skills, attributes and behaviors of managerial professionals working in the health care industry.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the MHA program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    HCM 5740 - Marketing in Health Care (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    This course examines the strategic marketing processes of health services organizations. Topics include theories of buyer behavior and customer requirements, elements of the marketing mix, services as products, distribution channels unique to health services, pricing, and marketing communications. Marketing management topics such as research, planning and evaluating the marketing effort, branding, and personal sales are explored as well.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the MHA program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    HCM 5800 - Executive Skills Development (1)


    When Offered: Summer Session
    This course is designed to serve as a bridge between MHA graduate coursework and the world of practice, with a focus on developing career planning and professional skills. Topics include career planning, communication skills, interactions between managers and clinicians, and interviewing skills.
    Prerequisite: Admission to the MHA program or permission of the instructor.
  
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    HCM 5910 - Health Law and Policy (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    This course is designed to provide an introduction to the legal, ethical, and political environment of health care. This course will involve thinking critically about the evolution of U.S. Health Policy and the forces that influence health policy. The course will cover a variety of ethical and legal issues facing health care managers including: general contract law, antitrust compliance and litigation, the government regulation of health care, false claims, fraud and abuse, informed consent, hospital and provider individual and corporate negligence, the legal basis for hospital governance, and the principals and basis for health care malpractice insurance.
    Prerequisite: HCM 5210  or permission of the instructor.
  
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    HCM 5950 - Strategic Management in Health Care (3)


    When Offered: Summer Session
    This course is an integrative course utilizing various methods for strategic planning and management of health care organizations. Techniques for determining strategies for unique services, integration of strategy, structure, and administrative systems will be discussed and applied. The course also will incorporate generic and health care specific policy, legal, and financial concepts as they relate to the strategic management process. Business planning for new service lines or ventures will be a focus of the course.
    Prerequisite: HCM 5210  or permission of the instructor.

Health Education

  
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    HED 5650 - Drug Education and Prevention (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    The primary focus of this course is to introduce the complexities of drug-related issues. The social, psychological, pharmacological, cultural, educational and political aspects of drug use, including alcohol and tobacco, are examined. In addition, the methods, materials and theories of drug abuse prevention in the school and community are discussed.
  
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    HED 5710 - Teaching Sex Education Within a Family Context (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course is designed to help health educators learn and develop strategies for teaching family living and sexuality to different age groups such as elementary, middle grades, secondary and adults. Topics to be included are reproductive anatomy, physiology, STD and AIDS, varying cultural differences, and gaining community support. Each student will be responsible for developing appropriate curricular materials for the age group she or he will be teaching.
  
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    HED 5730 - Teaching Stress Management and Emotional Health (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course will explore the factors associated with the development of emotional health and the management of stress as a basis for understanding the healthy personality. Emphasis will be directed towards teaching stress management and emotional health within an educational setting. Practical aspects of health education and program planning will be discussed. Students will be encouraged to deepen their commitment to affective teaching by applying the principles of self-esteem building, behavior self-management, communication, and accessing appropriate resources.

Higher Education

  
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    H E 5050 - Designing Adult Learning Experiences Using Technology (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course provides a guided study and practice in the integration of technology into the design of adult learning experiences. It includes the basic principles and theories of instructional design and adult learning and an overview of instructional technologies currently used to deliver, support, manage, and facilitate teaching and learning experiences. Emphasis is placed on the students’ reflective exploration, planning, and implementation of various learning technologies in authentic instructional settings.
  
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    H E 5090 - Adult and Developmental Education (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course introduces students to the foundations of adult and developmental education. It provides a framework for advanced study of the field by addressing its history, development, delivery methods, and models and techniques for providing adult and developmental education.
  
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    H E 5420 - The Community College (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    An analysis of two-year colleges in the United States. Emphases include historical development, mission, student characteristics, teaching and learning, curriculum planning, governance, finance, and current trends. Attention is also given to the role of the community college in serving its community and the values that guide this endeavor.
  
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    H E 5430 - Organization and Governance in Higher Education (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course is a study of the concepts of organization and governance as applied to postsecondary institutions in the United States. Emphasis is placed on structure and the functions of leadership and management as well as the varied ways both public and private institutions are governed.
  
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    H E 5440 - College and University Teaching (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course is a study of instructional theory with an emphasis on the merger of theory with practice in the development of learning strategies at the university and community college levels of education. Emphasis will be given to adult learning styles, teaching styles and the process of course development.
  
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    H E 5500 - Independent Study (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Subject matter may vary depending on student interest and need. A student may enroll more than once provided the content does not duplicate that of the previous course.
  
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    H E 5530-5549 - Selected Topics (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand
  
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    H E 5630 - The Adult Learner (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    A study of the characteristics of adults as learners. Special attention is given to review of research on adult learning and to the role of the adult educator as a facilitator in the learning process.
  
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    H E 5635 - Adult Development and Learning Theories (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course is a study of major theories of adult learning and adult development and their implications for educational practice and public policy in postsecondary education.
  
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    H E 5640 - College Access and Student Success (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course addresses the political, social, economic, and historical context of college access and student success. It also explores ways to foster greater access and success, including policy actions, institutional conditions, and programmatic interventions.
  
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    H E 5650 - Curriculum in Higher Education (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course examines the history, purpose, and philosophies of curriculum in universities and community colleges. There will be an analysis of selected curriculum theories and how they relate to major components of the curriculum including general education, the major, career programs, developmental education, and continuing education.
  
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    H E 5700 - Leadership in Higher Education (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course is a study of leadership praxis with activities designed to improve skills in planning, decision-making, organizing, communication, and evaluation in higher education.
  
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    H E 5710 - Teaching and Learning in Adult and Developmental Education (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course addresses the theoretical approaches and practices employed to assist underprepared learners to succeed in postsecondary education. It describes research-based institutional characteristics and classroom strategies demonstrated to be effective in providing instruction and promoting learning for adult and developmental students.
  
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    H E 5720 - Program Development (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course examines program development from a theoretical as well as a conceptual approach. It provides an overview of the major programming models and focuses on both the administrative and instructional functions related to program development.
  
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    H E 5730 - Assessment and Evaluation (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course addresses assessment and evaluation policies and practices in U.S. higher education. It explores issues and practices in student assessment, outcomes measurement, evaluation criteria selection, course and program evaluations, and data analysis.
  
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    H E 5740 - Learning Assistance in Higher Education (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course provides an introduction to the learning assistance movement in U.S. colleges and universities as well as in adult education. It addresses the philosophy, history, theory, delivery models, services, and practice of learning assistance.
  
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    H E 5780 - Grantsmanship in Education (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A study of fiscal resources available to researchers and practitioners in professional education, involving identification of funding sources, an understanding of proposal requirements and strategies for proposal development, competence in proposal evaluation, experience in the drafting and submission of a specific proposal to an appropriate agency.
  
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    H E 5840 - Higher Education Finance (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course is a study of financial management principles relating to higher education. Consideration is given to sources of funds, budgeting, purchasing, and financial accountability in higher education.
  
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    H E 5989 - Graduate Research (1-9)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    This course is designed to provide access to University facilities for continuing graduate research at the master’s and specialist’s levels. HE 5989 does not count toward a degree.
  
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    H E 5990 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Higher Education (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    An overview of ethics and of the law as it affects the administrator and teacher in higher education. The accent is on learning about ethics and the general concepts and sources of higher education law and regulations. Additionally, each student will select an individual problem area (case) for more detailed study.
  
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    H E 5999 - Thesis (2-4)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
  
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    H E 6040 - Readings in Postsecondary Education (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    Emphasis is given to understanding the conceptual framework of adult education, community education, developmental education, teaching, and administration through the study of relevant literature. Each student will conduct a study of the literature in one of these areas.
  
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    H E 6090 - Seminar in Adult and Developmental Education (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course provides opportunities for students to develop their own theoretical and philosophical frameworks for developmental education and apply these to the organization, implementation, and evaluation of developmental education and learning assistance programs.
  
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    H E 6310 - Critical Issues in Adult and Developmental Education (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course examines social, political, ethical, and economic issues impacting adult and developmental education and helps students deepen their skills of analysis in dealing with complex problems in the field today. The course provides students with opportunities to study issues of particular interest to them at a level typically not possible in other courses.
  
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    H E 6320 - Institutional Effectiveness (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course is designed to provide an overview of the principles of institutional effectiveness, including the processes and implications for required accreditation strategic planning, the establishment of continuing and integrated research-based planning and evaluation processes for educational programs and services that result in continuing improvement and demonstrate the effective accomplishment of mission and purpose.
  
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    H E 6330 - Organizing for Learning and Diversity (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course explores how universities and community colleges can become learning-centered institutions in an emerging multicultural society. It pays particular attention to the shift from diversity as an isolated initiative to diversity as a catalyst for educational excellence for all students.
  
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    H E 6340 - Policy Analysis in Higher Education (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course is designed to help prepare leaders in university and community college institutions to understand interest groups and respond to intended and unintended external public relations issues arising from various interest groups’ expectations and how these relations with interest groups translate into policy.
  
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    H E 6350 - Leading Organizational Change in Higher Education (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course helps educators in universities and community colleges strengthen their skills in leading change at both the institutional and the departmental levels. It explores research and theory in the field, including the role of individual change to departments within the larger change process.
  
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    H E 6360 - Organizational Analysis in Higher Education (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course is an organizational analysis of higher education that uses various theories of systems thinking. The course explores how theory guides organizational development and behavior and informs leadership praxis in university and community college institutions. The content of the course is grounded in systems theory and thinking with a series of learning activities designed to cultivate analytical, critical, and reflective thinking regarding organizational processes.
  
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    H E 6370 - Designing Culturally Responsive Learning Environments (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course is designed to assist educators in including adult learners’ cultural references in all aspects of learning. The course focuses on the role culture plays in how groups and individuals communicate and receive information, as well as in influencing thinking processes. It provides readings, resources, and research to prepare educators to become more culturally responsive as well as to utilize culturally responsive teaching practices.
  
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    H E 6500 - Independent Study (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Subject matter may vary depending on student interest and need. A student may enroll more than once provided the content does not duplicate that of the previous course.
  
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    H E 6530-6549 - Selected Topics (1-4)


    When Offered: On Demand
    Topics considered may include the following: Seminar in Educational Leadership; and Seminar in College Administration, etc.
  
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    H E 6550 - Seminar in Comparative Education (2-3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    A comparative study of post-compulsory institutions in other countries. Emphasis on the governance, administrative, curricular and instructional issues, concerns, and processes as they relate to the role of post-compulsory institutions. The study of an educational system is done in conjunction with seminars and visitations to educational institutions as well as travel throughout the countries under consideration, when possible.
  
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    H E 6600 - Seminar in Legal Problems (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    Current legal issues and problems related to organization and administration of public and private educational institutions.
    (Same as LSA 6600 .)
  
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    H E 6631 - Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education (3)


    When Offered: Spring
    An in-depth study of learning concepts with implications for instructional models. Special emphasis is given to the process of structuring learning experiences.
  
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    H E 6650 - Seminar in Postsecondary Education (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    To help students integrate their personal and professional development. Particular attention is given to supporting them in developing the capacity to engage in reflective practice and to understand the connections between individual development and organizational development.
  
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    H E 6840 - Personnel Policy and Practice in Higher Education (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    The course’s emphasis explores a wide variety of employment issues, including the rapidly changing areas of exceptions to the employment-at-will rule, and disability discrimination in employment. Further, the course includes a very broad range of employment law topics, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Also, a detailed study will be made of all aspects of personnel administration such as recruitment and selection, job evaluation, compensation and benefits, and discipline and discharge. Finally, selected sections of the ASU Faculty Handbook will be studied.
  
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    H E 6861 - American Higher Education (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    This course is specifically designed to give students a broad knowledge-base of the purpose, function, and governance of higher education in the United States. This course will explore the dynamics of American higher education through an examination of political movements, governmental processes, public administration, and socioeconomic and philosophical issues that impact university and community institutions.
  
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    H E 6900 - Higher Education Internship/Field Study (2-8)


    When Offered: On Demand.
    Supervised experiences of teaching and/or administration under the direction of competent personnel, or the study of problems in postsecondary educational institutions or other appropriate agencies.
  
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    H E 6999 - Education Specialist Thesis (2-4)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring

History

  
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    HIS 5000 - Varieties and Methodologies of History (3)


    When Offered: Fall
    An introduction to the study of history at the graduate level, with attention to the history of the discipline, important theoretical and methodological debates in the field, and examination of methods of research practiced in historical sub-disciplines. Required of all History graduate students in their first year of study.
  
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    HIS 5002 - Seminar in Public History (3)


    When Offered: On Demand
    The course provides an introduction to and consideration of the major methodological and theoretical approaches to the primary sectors of Public History, including archives and records management, historical interpretation and preservation, historical editing and publishing.
  
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    HIS 5106 - Readings Seminar in European History (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Variable content. Barring duplication, a student may repeat the course. Course will emphasize significant fields of historical study in the area of European history. Strong emphasis will be placed on current scholarship and bibliography.
  
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    HIS 5107 - Research Seminar in European History (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Variable content. Barring duplication, a student may repeat the course. Seminars will give students practical experience in examination and interpretation of primary and secondary sources, with emphasis on defining the topic to be researched, assessing its significance within the field of European history, and methodological problems and issues.
  
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    HIS 5206 - Readings Seminar in American History (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Variable content. Barring duplication, a student may repeat the course. Course will emphasize significant fields of historical study in the area of American history. Strong emphasis will be placed on current scholarship and bibliography.
  
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    HIS 5207 - Research Seminar in American History (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Variable content. Barring duplication, a student may repeat the course. Seminars will give students practical experience in examination and interpretation of primary and secondary sources, with emphasis on defining the topic to be researched, assessing its significance within the field of American history, and methodological problems and issues.
  
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    HIS 5208 - Readings Seminar in Appalachian History (3)


    When Offered: Fall, Spring
    Variable content. Barring duplication, a student may repeat the course. Course will emphasize significant fields of historical study in the area of Appalachian history. Strong emphasis will be placed on current scholarship and bibliography.
 

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