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All Courses

Accounting

ACC 618: Advanced Taxation 0

This course focuses on the basic principles of federal income taxation of corporations, partnerships, trusts, gifts, and estates. It reinforces the use of tax research tools, and provides an overview of administrative and procedural aspects of tax practice. Accounting Majors must earn a minimum of a "C" grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade . Prerequisites: Acceptance into the 5-year B.S./M.S. program and completion of ACC 318. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

ACC 618: Advanced Taxation 0

This course focuses on the basic principles of federal income taxation of corporations, partnerships, trusts, gifts, and estates. It reinforces the use of tax research tools, and provides an overview of administrative and procedural aspects of tax practice. Accounting Majors must earn a minimum of a "C" grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade . Prerequisites: Acceptance into the 5-year B.S./M.S. program and completion of ACC 318. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

ACC 620: Advanced Auditing 0

An advanced study of auditing standards, principles, theory, and practice. Current trends in auditing and assurance services will be emphasized. The class offers an in-depth examination of auditor legal liability, ethics, audit procedures, statistical sampling, and audit research using electronic databases and the Internet. The class will also be focused on the Information Technology Audit function, the use of technology in audits, auditing through computer systems and auditing around computer systems. Accounting Majors must earn a minimum of a "C" grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade . Prerequisites: ACC 420 and acceptance into the 5-year B.S./M.S. program. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

ACC 620: Advanced Auditing 0

An advanced study of auditing standards, principles, theory, and practice. Current trends in auditing and assurance services will be emphasized. The class offers an in-depth examination of auditor legal liability, ethics, audit procedures, statistical sampling, and audit research using electronic databases and the Internet. The class will also be focused on the Information Technology Audit function, the use of technology in audits, auditing through computer systems and auditing around computer systems. Accounting Majors must earn a minimum of a "C" grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade . Prerequisites: ACC 420 and acceptance into the 5-year B.S./M.S. program. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

ACC 630: Global Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis 0

This course presents a five step framework for effective financial statement analysis. It begins with an understanding of the industry economic characteristics and current conditions of the firms businesses and the particular strategies the firm selects to compete in each of these businesses. It then assesses how well the firm's financial statements reflect the economic effects of the firms decisions and actions. With the use of financial statement ratios and other analytical tools, it assesses the profitability and risk of the firm in the recent past and, by incorporating information about expected changes, forecasts expected profitability and risk. Finally, the analyst values the firm using various valuation tools and models. The framework will be applied to both domestic and international companies. Accounting Majors must earn a minimum of a "C" grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the 5-year B.S./M.S. program. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

ACC 630: Global Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis 0

This course presents a five step framework for effective financial statement analysis. It begins with an understanding of the industry economic characteristics and current conditions of the firms businesses and the particular strategies the firm selects to compete in each of these businesses. It then assesses how well the firm's financial statements reflect the economic effects of the firms decisions and actions. With the use of financial statement ratios and other analytical tools, it assesses the profitability and risk of the firm in the recent past and, by incorporating information about expected changes, forecasts expected profitability and risk. Finally, the analyst values the firm using various valuation tools and models. The framework will be applied to both domestic and international companies. Accounting Majors must earn a minimum of a "C" grade. If they do not earn the required final grade, they will be allowed to repeat the course only once to earn the minimum grade. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the 5-year B.S./M.S. program. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

ACC 650: Directed Research in Accounting 0

This course is the capstone course for the 150-hour accounting program. The student, under the guidance of a mentor, will prepare a research study in the field of accounting. The topic of the study must be approved by the graduate committee and defended in a public forum when complete. Details of the process will be provided to the student by their faculty mentor. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Offered Each Year (Summer). (GR)

ACC 650: Directed Research in Accounting 0

This course is the capstone course for the 150-hour accounting program. The student, under the guidance of a mentor, will prepare a research study in the field of accounting. The topic of the study must be approved by the graduate committee and defended in a public forum when complete. Details of the process will be provided to the student by their faculty mentor. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Offered Each Year (Summer). (GR)

Adolescence Education

AE 500: Dimensions of Learning and Teaching -Content Specific 0

This course provides a thorough review of the principles, concepts and theories used in teaching adolescents. The main focus will be on the five Dimensions of Learning that facilitate learning for adolescents. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

AE 503: Assessment and Evaluation in Adolescence Education 0

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of current trends in normative, summative and criterion based, and informal methods of educational assessment and evaluation. The course will examine the considerations necessary for effective measurement of academic performance of students. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

AE 511: Adolescent Psychology 0

This course discusses the psychological changes between childhood and adulthood, including the psychological correlation of physical maturation, cognitive changes and social challenges facing adolescents. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

AE 513: Foundations of Education 0

This course provides an overview of the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations upon which pedagogical practice in the United States rests. In addition, educational statutes, legislation, and judicial decisions will also be addressed. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

AE 515: Specific Methods of Teaching Secondary Subjects 0

The primary purpose of this course is to provide an overview of general and specific methods used in teaching students in secondary schools. Instruction will focus on the New York State Learning Standards and include: policy curriculum requirements; assessment, evaluation and reporting; literacy and technology across the curriculum; and an observation module. Particular emphasis will be placed on the characteristics, definitions, standards, and trends in effective schools and the developments of relevant and meaningful teaching-learning experiences. (GR)

AE 524: Management Strategies for the Inclusive Secondary Classroom 0

This course focuses on the development and the implementation of differentiated instruction, the skills necessary to prevent classroom misconduct, and the methods to improve classroom climate. In addition, this course provides information on the strategies necessary for working with students with disabilities in a mainstream classroom. Issues will include effective communication, management of an IEP, and understanding inclusive adolescents. The course will also include observations of some actual secondary classrooms. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

AE 525: Literacy Theory at the Secondary Level 0

This course focuses on the foundational concepts of reading and writing at the adolescent level. Reading instruction, literacy enrichment, and remediation will be explored. Offered Spring and Summer. (GR)

AE 536: Literacy in the Content Areas 0

This course connects English Language Arts standards to the content presented in a secondary core classroom. The main focus is on designing lessons which infuse reading, writing, speaking and listening into lessons and units. Offered Spring and Summer. (GR)

AE 579: Student Teaching and Seminar at the Intermediate Education Secondary Level (7-9) 0

Students will have one professional laboratory experience at the middle school level (grades 7-9) and one at the high school level (grades 10-12). This includes observations of classroom situations with gradually increasing responsibility through participation under supervision. Individual student teachers are guided by periodic conferences with a college supervisor. Prerequisites: AE 500, 503, 511, 524, and 525. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

AE 580: Student Teaching and Seminar at the Senior Secondary Level (10-12) 0

Students will have one professional laboratory experience at the middle school level (grades 7-9) and one at the high school level (grades 10-12). This includes observations of classroom situations with gradually increasing responsibility through participation under supervision. Individual student teachers are guided by periodic conferences with a college supervisor. Prerequisites: AE 500, 503, 511, 524, and 525. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

AE 600: Research Methods in Education 0

This course will emphasize direct investigation, methods, procedures, and reviews of research in education. The course will survey the various types of research that can be conducted and discuss the collection, analysis and reporting of finding based on sound methodological procedures. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

AE 610: Seminar in Education/Action Research 0

This course will provide an opportunity for students to investigate and research the literature in their respective specializations and integrate this with knowledge of best practices, current trends and controversial issues. The course is designed to promote an interdisciplinary perspective by insuring that students within different specializations comprise each seminar group. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

AE 696: Comprehensive Examination 0

Candidates admitted to the graduate programs have the option to take a comprehensive exam at the end of their program of study or complete a thesis/research project (AE 699). Exam questions will be based on courses and field experiences of the graduate programs. (GR)

AE 699: Research Project in Education 0

This course is an alternative culminating project to the comprehensive exam, and is available, with the approval of the chair, to graduate candidates pursuing a Master's degree in adolescent education. Candidates admitted to the graduate programs have the option to take a comprehensive exam (AE 696) at the end of their program of study or complete a thesis/research project. Under the direction of a faculty advisor, the candidate will demonstrate the capacity to complete independent research that he/she facilitates, organizes, and expresses in both oral and written form of an original thought or of questions that relate to his/her professional skills or interests in the field of adolescent education. Prerequisites: AE 600 and AE 610. (GR)

Arts Administration

ARTA 501: Arts Administration Overview 0

This course provides an overview of most aspects of not-for-profit arts administration through site visits to leading professional organizations (theatre, galleries, etc) in Buffalo. Students will also gain hands-on experience in gallery administration, curating, public relations and marketing from our class site at El Buen Amigo in downtown Buffalo. (GR)

ARTA 535: Professional Seminar in Arts Administration: Visiting Lecturer Series 0

This course will utilize the expertise of area arts professionals who will interact with students over the course of one five week session. This format allows for in-depth discussions about a particular arts environment, and will allow student to see first-hand how area professionals approach planning, research, and problem solving. (GR)

ARTA 550: Practicum Seminar in Arts Administration and Management 0

Students participating in this seminar will intern at one of Buffalo's leading arts organizations, where they will gain experience by working on a special project or by assisting a key arts manager or executive. (GR)

ARTA 640: Arts Administration Thesis Project 0

A semi-independent study that entails research conducted under the supervision of a faculty member, and that builds directly on an intership or administrative assistantship with a participating not-for-profit cultural organization, this course will be geared towards the development, completion, and acceptance (by the participating cultural organization) of a fully realized project, proposal, or portfolio. Examples of completed projects might include (but are not limited to) strategic plans, project grants or funding proposals, marketing, fundraising, subscription or audience development plans, arts-in-education programs, print campaigns, audio or video guides for patrons, websites, etc. (GR)

ARTA 650: Capstone in Arts Administration 0

This course seeks to synthesize the content of previous Arts Administration and Leadership courses and prepare students for public presentation of their research. (GR)

Athletic Training

ATH 501: Foundations of Athletic Training 0

This course is designed to build upon the knowledge from the previous course work and experience of the athletic training students. Topics will include pre-participation examination, protective equipment, taping, wrapping, splinting, bracing,orthoses, physiological response to injury, tissue healing and wound care, psychological and emotional response to injury, psychosocial intervention and motivational techniques, athletic training room design, equipment/supply planning, and ergonomics. This course is intended for Athletic Training Professional Phase students only. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

ATH 520: Therapeutic Agents Lab 0

This course satisfies the laboratory requirement for ATH 520. (GR)

ATH 520: Therapeutic Agents 0

This lecture/lab course is designed to prepare the future athletic trainer to critically select, provide rationale for, and skillfully apply therapeutic agents including massage, cold, superficial heat, infrared, hydrotherapy, shortwave diathermy, ultrasound, iontophoresis, traction, and electrotherapy for inducing muscle contractions, reducing pain, enhancing wound healing, and curbing edema formation. Indications and contraindications relative to the selection and use of each modality are emphasized. Theory, principles, and methods of direct interventions will be discussed in lecture; associated psychomotor skills will be practiced and evaluated in lab. This course is intended for Athletic Training Professional Phase students only. Required corequisite: ATH 520L. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

ATH 521: Introduction to Pharmacology 0

This course focuses on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs commonly encountered in the practice of athletic training. Topics include patient education, federal, state, and local regulations for proper storage and dispensing, and poison control protocols. This course is intended for Athletic Training Professional Phase students only. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

ATH 522: Medical Science and Disabilities 0

This course is designed to prepare the future athletic trainer to recognize the signs and symptoms of diseases and illnesses of the body systems and to know when to refer to other medical professions. Topics include etiology, pathology, assessment, and risks associated with common diseases, impairments, and physical disabilities. This course is intended for Athletic Training Professional Phase students only. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

ATH 523: Therapeutic Intervention Lab 0

This course satisfies the laboratory requirement for ATH 523. (GR)

ATH 523: Therapeutic Intervention 0

This lecture/lab course is designed to enhance the athletic training students' assessment skills and to provide a foundation of appropriate exercise principles and rehabilitation techniques specific to athletic participation and the physically active. Topics will include planning, implementing, and evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic exercise programs. Portions of the course will be presented in a laboratory format. This course is intended for Athletic Training Professional Phase students only. Required corequisite: ATH 523L. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

ATH 524: Sports Nutrition 0

This course discusses the physiological processes of digestion, absorption, and assimilation of food, fluids, nutritional supplements, herbs, and ergogenic aids specific to the energy needs for sports participation and the physically active. Topics include weight loss/gain, body composition, performance, illness, injury, and eating disorders. This course is intended for Athletic Training Professional Phase students only. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

ATH 525: Principles of Management, Administration, Leadership and Professional Development 0

This course focuses on management, administration, leadership, and professional responsibilities associated with providing health care in an athletic training room, health care facility, and related venues that provide health care to athletes and others involved in physical activities. Topics include athletic training room design, budget, organization and administration of pre-participation physical exams, components of a medical record, regulations, insurance, personnel management, athletic training practice acts and registration, professional responsibility, continuing education, governing bodies, scope of practice, community awareness, and preparation for the Board of Certification (BOC) exam. This course is intended for Athletic Training Professional Phase students only. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

ATH 581: Research Seminar I 0

This is a continuation of ATH 430 and the first of a sequence of two research seminar courses. Students will refine their literature review, and write the purpose and methods sections of their athletic training research project. Students will present their proposals to their peers. This course is intended for Athletic Training Professional Phase students only. Prerequisite: ATH 430. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

ATH 582: Research Seminar II 0

This is the second in the sequence of two research seminar courses. Students will collect data, perform data analysis, and write the results and discussion sections for their athletic training research projects. Students will revise and refine their final research project, develop a presentation, and present their findings. This course is intended for Athletic Training Professional Phase students only. Prerequisite: ATH 581. Offered Each Year(Spring). (GR)

ATH 592: Athletic Training: Practical Application II 0

This course is the second of four athletic training clinical experience courses. Students will be assessed on psychomotor skills taught the previous semester- taping, bracing, protective equipment fitting, and assessment of the lower extremity and spine; and evaluation fundamentals. Additionally students will be expected to build upon their acquired knowledge and practice those skills and techniques previously covered in the curriculum. Students will be assigned to clinical education experiences under the direct supervision of an approved clinical instructor (ACI). Students must complete 240 clinical hours. This course is intended for Athletic Training Professional Phase students only. Prerequisite: ATH 490. Offered Each Year(Spring). (GR)

ATH 593: Athletic Training: Practical Application III 0

This course is the third of four athletic training clinical experience courses. Students will be assessed on psychomotor skills taught the previous semester - upper extremity, head, and neck. Additionally students will be expected to build upon their acquired knowledge and practice those skills and techniques previously covered in the curriculum. Students will be assigned to clinical education experiences under the direct supervision of an approved clinical instructor (ACI). Students must complete 240 clinical hours. This course is intended for Athletic Training Professional Phase students only. Prerequisite: ATH 592. Offered Each Year(Fall). (GR)

ATH 594: Athletic Training: Practical Application IV 0

This course is the fourth of four athletic training clinical experience courses. Students will be assessed on psychomotor skills taught the previous semester- therapeutic intervention. Additionally students will be expected to build upon their acquired knowledge and practice those skills and techniques previously covered in the curriculum. Students will be assigned to clinical education experiences under the direct supervision of an approved clinical instructor (ACI). Students must complete 240 clinical hours. This course is intended for Athletic Training Professional Phase students only. Prerequisite: ATH 593. Offered Each Year(Spring). (GR)

Biology

BIO 541: Neurobiology I 0

An integrated study of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Topics include surface anatomy and blood supply of the brain, meninges, sensory receptors and the electrical properties of neuronal membranes. Prerequisites: BIO 340 and professional phase status in Physical Therapy, or by permission of Nat Sci Dept. Chair. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 2 hours. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

BIO 541: Neurobiology I Lab 0

Laboratory techniques for Neurobiology I. Required corequisite: BIO 541. (GR)

BIO 542: Neurobiology II 0

A continuation of the study of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Topics include neuroanatomical pathways, motor control systems, and physiology of synapses. Prerequisite: BIO 541. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory 2 hours. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

BIO 542: Neurobiology II Lab 0

Laboratory techniques for Neurobiology II. Required corequisite: BIO 542. (GR)

Childhood Education

CE 500: Dimensions of Learning and Teaching at the Primary Level 0

The purpose of this course is to provide a thorough review of the principles, concepts and theories used in teaching children. The course also focuses on the five Dimensions of Learning that facilitate instruction for children. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

CE 502: Language Arts Methods 0

The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of Language Arts and how to design, plan, and implement teaching-learning experiences in English/Language Arts that meet state goals/outcomes. The course will focus on methods of teaching, speaking, listening, reading, and writing at the elementary level and various techniques for teaching these skills to young children. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

CE 503: Assessment and Evaluation in Childhood Education 0

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of current trends in normative, criteria, and informal methods of educational evaluation and assessment. The course will examine the validity, reliability and ethical considerations important for effective measurement of academic performance of students. These assessment materials will be aligned with state and district assessments that meet academic standards. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

CE 504: The Reading Process for Students with Disabilities 0

This course presents the fundamentals of reading theory, instruction and assessment. Teaching strategies based on current special education methods and materials will be presented. Emphasis is placed on the development and utilization of a broad spectrum of pedagogical methodologies designed to foster reading literacy. Diagnostic, prescriptive and evaluative techniques appropriate to the children with disabilities are addressed. Critical assessment of commercial reading and other language arts programs/materials is included. Prerequisites: CE 502. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer. (GR)

CE 505: Elementary Classroom Management 0

The purpose of this course is to provide an extensive review of theories of classroom management at the elementary grade levels. The course will examine the development of classroom procedures, rules and consequences that allow a teacher to maintain effective control of his/her classroom. The course will also provide instruction in working with children with behavior problems and conducting functional behavior assessments and referrals as required by law for students with disabilities. Offered Spring and Summer. (GR)

CE 507: Methods & Content Instruction at the Junior Level 0

This course offers a comprehensive study of teaching methods for the areas of Mathematics, Science, and Technology/Social Studies with a focus on integrating the subject areas. Current issues and trends in instruction will be investigated. Attention will be given to state and national standards and assessments in Mathematics, Science and Technology/Social Studies. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

CE 512: Collaborative Approaches with Inclusive Programs/Special Education 0

This course is designed for the study of the teaching process with special emphasis on competencies necessary for effective communication. Specific emphasis will be given to the development of interpersonal skills required for various team members both in special and regular education. Issues explored will include: interpersonal relationships - the roles played by one's self-concept, perceptions, emotions; language, non-verbal communication, and listening versus hearing; intimacy and distance in relationships, improving communication climates, and managing interpersonal conflicts. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

CE 515: Diagnosis and Remediation of Students with Difficulties in Math 0

This course is designed to explore assessment instruments and methods for use with students experiencing difficulty with mathematics. Emphasis is placed on the development and utilization of a broad spectrum of pedagogical methodologies for developing skills and understanding of mathematics. Also discussed will be current research on attitudes and equity issues in mathematics. Offered As Needed. (GR)

CE 520: Mathematics for the Teacher 0

This course allows teachers of mathematics at the elementary level the opportunity to explore the mathematics they teach. The emphasis is on building content knowledge. In the process, participants will also explore various theories of learning, approaches to curriculum, standards-based instruction, instructional strategies, technology, and methods of assessment. Offered As Needed. (GR)

CE 530: Children's Literature 0

Extensive survey of children's literature with special attention to standards of evaluation, principles of selections, and analysis of the reading interests of children. The student will also participate in a reading clinic working with young children experiencing reading delays. Offered As Needed. (GR)

CE 531: Practicum in Teaching Mathematics, Science and Technology 0

The purpose of this course is participation in a professional teaching situation for the content areas of Mathematics, Science and Technology that includes 50 clock hours. The college instructor will supervise this practicum. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

CE 534: Reading in the Content Areas 0

The primary purpose of this course is to assist in the development of a competent, professional classroom teacher who is sensitive to the interdisciplinary, cohesive nature of learning through speech, language and communication. In this regard, the participants will be able to: (1) list the major components of a language arts program across the grade levels; (2) utilize all content areas to develop and reinforce language skills; (3) explore multiple strategies and a variety of instructional materials utilized to teach language arts in a cross-disciplinary approach; (4) critique innovations in teaching the language arts; (5) evaluate commercially-prepared language arts and language arts related programs and materials. Offered As Needed. (GR)

CE 575: Student Teaching and Seminar in Childhood Education 0

Professional practicum experience at the elementary grade level that includes observations of regular classroom activities with gradually increasing responsibility through participation under supervision of a master teacher. Student teachers are also required to attend periodic seminars with the college supervisor during the semester. Prerequisites: CE 500, 502, 503, 505, 507, 512. (GR)

CE 600: Research Methods in Education 0

The course will emphasize direct investigation, methods, procedures, and reviews of research in education. It will examine the various types of research that can be and are conducted and the collection, analysis and reporting of finding based on sound methodological procedures. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer. (GR)

CE 610: Seminar in Education/Action Research 0

This course will provide an opportunity for students to investigate and research the literature in their respective specializations and integrate this with knowledge of best practices, current trends and controversial issues. The course is designed to promote an interdisciplinary perspective by insuring that students within different specializations comprise each seminar group. (GR)

CE 696: Comprehensive Examination 0

Candidates admitted to the graduate programs have the option to take a comprehensive exam at the end of their program of study or complete a thesis/research project (CE 699). Exam questions will be based on courses and field experiences of the graduate programs. (GR)

CE 699: Research Project in Education 0

This course is an alternative culminating project to the comprehensive exam, and is available, with the approval of the chair, to graduate candidates pursuing a Master's degree in childhood education. Candidates admitted to the graduate programs have the option to take a comprehensive exam (CE 696) at the end of their program of study or complete a thesis/research project. Under the direction of a faculty advisor, the candidate will demonstrate the capacity to complete independent research that he/she facilitates, organizes, and expresses in both oral and written form of an original thought or of questions that relate to his/her professional skills or interests in the field of childhood education. Prerequisites: Core courses and specialization courses. (GR)

Early Childhood Special Education

ECSE 521: Language/Communication Development Children with Special Needs 0

This course will focus on the language and communication development of young children. Attention will focus on teaching students to design learning environments for infants and preschoolers that will enable, accommodate, and enhance the unique receptive and expressive modes of communication of children with special needs. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

ECSE 522: Infant Development and Intervention with Assistive Technology 0

This course will prepare students to understand and appreciate the complex developmental issues and comprehensive interdisciplinary service needs of infants who are disabled or are at risk for a disability, and their families. From an educational perspective, it is impossible to view the needs and goals for the young child apart from those of the family. Early intervention (EI) services are now found throughout the United States, and recent research on brain development highlights the unique characteristics and needs of infants and the critical role of their caregivers in fostering optimal growth and development. The transactional model of EI emphasizes the importance of the continual and progressive interactions between the infant and the environment. Current research on the use of assistive technology in facilitating the infant's interactions with the environment will also be explored and incorporated into class discussions and assignments. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

ECSE 524: Transdisciplinary Intervention and Family Involvement 0

With the implementation of family-centered services and the inclusion of young children with special needs in naturalistic environments, personnel need to be able to work collaboratively as members of teams with family members, with others in their own disciplines, and with individuals from an array of other disciplines. The early childhood special educator must be knowledgeable about the philosophical base, methodological approaches, and terminologies of the discipline with which collaboration/consultation occurs. In transdisciplinary team approaches, all team members share their expertise, become sensitive to understanding boundaries of their professional disciplines to maximize what they can offer to the child and his or her family. Students will receive instruction from a parent of a child with a disability and a team of professionals who will model transdisciplinary service delivery and instruct students in a cross-disciplinary model of intervention. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

ECSE 570: Student Teaching and Seminar in Early Childhood Special Education (B-Gr2) 0

One professional laboratory experience covers observation of special education classroom situation with gradual increasing responsibility through participation under supervision. Individual student teachers are guided by periodic seminars with the ECSE 570 college supervisor. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

ECSE 610: Seminar in Early Childhood/Action Research 0

This course will provide an opportunity for students to investigate and research the literature in their respective specializations and integrate this with knowledge of best practices, current trends and controversial issues. The course is designed to promote an interdisciplinary perspective by insuring that students within different specializations comprise each seminar group. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer. (GR)

Education

EDU 518: Teaching to the Standards 0

This course is intended to provide an advance level of training to students regarding the use of the state learning standards and how specifically children with disabilities will meet these seven standards. The course will also examine methods of instruction, evaluation and content related to assisting the learner. Students will also participate in a PEER review process using Academy of Learning protocol. Offered As Needed. (GR)

Finance

FIN 601: Global Monetary System and Capital Markets 0

This course is devoted to in-depth discussion and practical application of business finance as practiced in a borderless world. The major topics covered include the international monetary system, the balance of payments, foreign exchange, the management of foreign exchange risk, the role of banks in international finance, and a discussion and analysis of the non-bank financial institutions and international financial markets that represent an inventory of financial resources for the global company. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

FIN 601: Global Monetary System and Capital Markets 0

This course is devoted to in-depth discussion and practical application of business finance as practiced in a borderless world. The major topics covered include the international monetary system, the balance of payments, foreign exchange, the management of foreign exchange risk, the role of banks in international finance, and a discussion and analysis of the non-bank financial institutions and international financial markets that represent an inventory of financial resources for the global company. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

Leadership

LEAF 500: Organizational Leadership and Self Development 0

Drawing on material from various social science disciplines, this integrative course focuses on research and models of leadership relevant to defining and achieving collective goals in a variety of organizational settings. Students explore the relationship between personality and behaviors of the socially responsible leader. This course explores the historical development of leadership theory and examines multiple leadership models with their associated strengths, weaknesses, and cross-cultural applicability to promote a broad understanding of leadership in an ethical context. Topics include personality theory, leadership style, theories of motivation, power and authority; transactional leadership; path goal, contingency and trait approach theories; transformational leadership; leader-member exchange; and the group development theory. Approaches include diagnostic instruments for self and others, role-plays, case studies, a writing project to establish a personal mission statement, and formulating strategies for balancing work and personal lives. The Leadership Portfolio is introduced. Prerequisite: Majors only or permission of instructor. Offered Fall (weekends) and Spring (Tuesday nights). (GR)

LEAF 501: Critical Thinking, Creative Problem Solving, and Decision Making: Methods of Organization Research 0

The main goal of this course is to provide students with thinking and facilitation tools necessary for effective problem solving and decision-making. The course is based on a model of creative problem solving and decision-making, which unites a firm understanding of various methodologies, used for studying organizations, communities, and human behavior, with creative and critical thinking skills. The course includes the study of the inquiry process appropriate to investigation of organizational dynamics and human behavior. Topics include systems thinking, facilitation, collecting and processing information, defining core issues, weighing multiple potential solutions and planning for action. Common organizational processes and organizational skills practiced are gathering and organizing data, forecasting, decision-making under uncertainty, and communicating or presenting results. Teaching methods include lecture, computer assignments, case studies, and projects. Qualitative methods such as case studies, narrative accounts, and interviews will be discussed. Also, "scientific" ways of knowing will be contrasted with more intuitively based decision-making processes, demonstrating the importance of both in making ethical and personal leadership decisions. During this course, students will be encouraged to apply methodologies to their own experiences, and will engage in facilitation projects designed to allow them to use various methods to aid in the discovery of their own leadership decision-making processes. Prerequisite: Majors only. Offered Fall (weekends) and Spring (Tuesday nights). (GR)

LEAF 502: Leadership and Organizational Ethics, Values and Social Environment 0

This course presents an inquiry into the philosophical foundations of interpersonal relations and values in organizational contexts. The application of ethical, regulatory, and legal systems to the responsibilities of people in organizations toward society and individuals is explored. The leader's ability to recognize and address ethical issues using a grounded visible decision making process will be presented. Case studies will be used throughout the course. Prerequisite: Majors only. Offered Fall (weekends) and Summer (Tuesday nights). (GR)

LEAF 513: Developing Leadership Skills: One-on- One Leadership, Conflict Management, and Team Building 0

This course explores the problems, possibilities, and prescriptions when ethically leading in a one-on-one context, and how to effectively manage conflict and build teams. Topics include, systems thinking, coaching, organizational frameworks, employee competence and commitment, diagnosis, style flexibility, goal setting, feedback, and relationship building as processes in developing people. Students learn to diagnose employee development level, flexibly change leadership styles, set goals, listen, show how, and facilitate the problem solving of others. The second segment of the course emphasizes varied approaches and styles that facilitate the effective resolution of conflict. The third segment of the course emphasizes that teams execute better, learn faster, implement change more readily, and deliver quality products and services quicker and more efficiently. As a result, the team structure will be the vehicle organizations use to move forward in the new millennium. The curriculum incorporates models for transforming organizations into team-based cultures. Students learn as team leaders in the workplace to create a clear vision and purpose, empower and involve all team members, create an open, productive environment, meet deadlines, and celebrate successes. Teaching methods include diagnostic instruments for others and self, role-plays, case studies, and a project that applies these learnings to leading organizational development. Prerequisite: Majors only. Offered Spring (weekends) and Summer (Tuesday nights). (GR)

LEAF 514: Leadership and Community: Empowerment, Collaboration, and Dialogue 0

Through leadership immersion, an appreciation for and an understanding of the leadership processes of empowerment, collaboration, and dialogue in the context of creating and transforming community is obtained. Emphasis is given to understanding individual and group development, structures of collaboration and dialogue, and leadership that is oriented toward process rather than product. For this course, the student may work individually or within a small group to become knowledgeable about an agency or community group (identified below as practice setting), identify a goal/problem within the practice setting, and activate appropriate resources relating to the accomplishment of the goal or the solving of the problem. The student will apply action research methods to become knowledgeable about the practice setting. By spending time in a variety of positions within the practice setting, the student will become increasingly sensitive to the culture of the agency (or community group). Drawing on foundational theories relating to decision-making and problem solving, the student will become familiar with the problem solving mechanisms already in place at the practice setting. Applying theories of group dynamics and strategies for negotiation, the student will work with pivotal people to develop a goal or a problem statement. The remainder of the course will be spent on activating appropriate resources to meet mutually agreed upon goals or to solve the identified problem. Prerequisite: Majors only. Offered Spring (weekends) and Fall (Tuesday nights). (GR)

LEAF 515: The Business of Leadership: Financial, Organizational and Cultural 0

This course examines basic administrative tools and leadership techniques as they apply to a variety of organizations. Financial accounting and reporting (covering the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows) are introduced as important planning tools. The course focuses on identifying and managing organizational culture and people of diverse national cultures through differing approaches to leadership. Cultural considerations are woven through the managerial topics of planning and organizing for domestic and global organizations. This course includes common business processes and skills, such as innovative problem solving, negotiation, and effective presentations. Teaching methods include role-plays, discussions, case studies, readings, and experimental exercises. Prerequisites: Majors only. Offered Spring (weekends) and Fall (Tuesday nights). (GR)

LEAF 526: Leadership in Business 0

This course focuses on synthesizing the study of ethical, creative leadership into the context of business organizations. The course encourages examination of the leadership demands specific to the business environment as well as personal application of these concepts. Common business process and skills studied are financial statement analysis, segment analysis, allocation and activity-based costing, transfer pricing, budgeting, and cost/volume/profit analysis. Topics include costing methods, performance assessment, open book management and enterprise resource planning. Special attention is given to the legal and ethical context in the practice of interviewing, selecting, training, promoting, and terminating employees. Teaching methods include lecture, computer assignments, case studies, and projects, illuminating the different and often-conflicting factors involved in incorporating financial data in visionary decision-making. Prerequisite: Majors only. Offered Summer (weekends and Tuesday nights). (GR)

LEAF 527: Leadership in Non-Profit Organizations and Community-Based Change 0

Designed for students preparing to assume the role and duties of a leader, supervisor, or governing board member of a non-profit organization. This course will review theory and investigate specific methods of behaviors of non-profit organization leaders. The course also develops the theory and practice of how community-based change often takes place under the aegis of members of that community themselves, rather than under the direction of outside organizations. The connection is made between the need for non-profits to help implement change directed by community, rather than simply setting the agenda for the community. Prerequisite: Majors only. Offered Summer (weekends and Tuesday nights). (GR)

LEAF 528: Leadership in Health Care Organizations 0

Designed for students preparing to assume the role and duties of a leader, supervisor, or governing board member of a health-care organization. This course will review theory and investigate specific methods of behaviors of health care organization leaders and the unique challenges and issues facing them. Prerequisite: Majors only. Offered Summer(weekends and Tuesday nights). (GR)

LEAF 529: Transformational Leadership and Organizational Change 0

This course explores the challenges and possibilities encountered when leading an organizational change effort. Topics include organizational vision, focusing behaviors, inspiring behaviors, levels of concern when making organizational change, alignment of organizational systems, and theories of change. Students learn to form vision statements, examine systems alignment, and implement strategies for organizational change. Teaching methods include diagnostic schemes, role-plays, case studies, and a writing project documenting an organizational change effort. Prerequisite: Majors only. Offered Summer (weekends & Tuesday nights). (GR)

LEAF 530: Customers, Stakeholders and Markets 0

This course focuses on internal and external customers and stakeholders while examining the key elements of marketing and underlying economic concepts. Students learn how to define a vision, determine salient customer and stakeholder values, institute effective values-driven systems, create a constituent-driven culture, develop brand identity and position products or services, choose distribution channels and promotion techniques, use statistical demand estimation, make pricing decisions, and develop a creative marketing strategy. Teaching methods include lecture, case studies, and simulations. Prerequisite: Majors only. Offered Fall (weeekends and Tuesday nights). (GR)

LEAF 540: Research Project/Thesis in Executive Leadership and Change I 0

The first part of the research project/thesis consists of identifying the problem, processing information, statistical methods, and use of information technology. This is a semi-independent study that entails research conducted under the supervision of a faculty member in an area of mutual interest. The course affords an opportunity to study a specific organizational problem, demonstrate a leadership initiative or institute an organizational change through Research Project I. Prerequisite: Majors only. Offered Summer (weekends) and Spring (Tuesday nights). (GR)

LEAF 541: Research Project/Thesis in Executive Leadership and Change II 0

Research project II/Thesis II consists of conducting and concluding independent research under the supervision of a faculty member. This is the conclusion of the thesis or the completion of Research Project II. While it is expected that LEAF 541 will be completed within the term of enrollment, it is recognized that an additional term may be needed depending on the specific nature of the student's research. Students who anticipate needing an extension for this reason should consult the program director regarding policy and procedure. Prerequisite: Majors only. Offered Fall(weekends) and Summer (Tuesday nights). (GR)

LEAF 557: Special Topics in Leadership 0

This class allows students and faculty the opportunity to design an individually tailored course suited to the special needs of the student or the cohort. Students can address a particular leadership issue peculiar to their profession or work situation. Prerequisite: Majors only. Offered by special arrangement. (GR)

LEAF 560: Capstone Course in Leadership 0

This is the integrating course of the leadership program. There are two basic components of this capstone experience: first, peer evaluation and discussion of readings and research projects under the direction of the seminar leader; second, review of the leadership portfolio for completion. Teaching methods include cases and simulations. As part of the second part of the course, students will be exposed to the concepts of leadership development, personal growth, leading with soul, managing stress and self-management, working effectively with people, organizational and personal change. The course helps individuals develop a renewed sense of self and learn how to foster the development of self-confidence and esteem. Individuals assess their core values and finalize a strategic personal plan including a vision and mission statement, to be included in their leadership portfolio. The course helps participants focus attention on their creative potentials and how to begin to realize more of them. An appreciation for and understanding of different strategies and tools for fostering such developments in others is explored within the context of Executive Leadership Studies and Change. Prerequisite: Majors only. Offered Fall (weekends and Tuesday nights). (GR)

LEAF 597: Independent Study in Executive Leadership Studies 0

This independent study entails research conducted under the supervision of a faculty member in an area of mutual interest to the student and faculty member. The course affords an opportunity to study a specific organizational problem or area of interest. Prerequisite: Majors only. Offered by special arrangement. (GR)

Management

MGT 501: The Global Competitive Framework 0

Success in the global marketplace depends first upon understanding international economic and business developments, and then applying this knowledge to the process of gaining a global competitive advantage. This course examines the evolving competitive characteristics of the global economy, including the new World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, technological development, the globalization of business activities, the advent of specific regional trading blocs, the rise of newly industrializing nations as major competitors in selected industries, and the various ways industries develop and sustain international competitiveness. Students examine these issues by exploring the effects on business decision making of key economic and business concerns in the United States, the European Union, the Centrally Planned Economies, and Japan and the Pacific Basin region (including China). Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

MGT 501: The Global Competitive Framework 0

Success in the global marketplace depends first upon understanding international economic and business developments, and then applying this knowledge to the process of gaining a global competitive advantage. This course examines the evolving competitive characteristics of the global economy, including the new World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, technological development, the globalization of business activities, the advent of specific regional trading blocs, the rise of newly industrializing nations as major competitors in selected industries, and the various ways industries develop and sustain international competitiveness. Students examine these issues by exploring the effects on business decision making of key economic and business concerns in the United States, the European Union, the Centrally Planned Economies, and Japan and the Pacific Basin region (including China). Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

MGT 502: Ethics for Professionals in a Multicultural World 0

As business becomes increasingly internationalized and a global economy further develops, ethical issues that affect business in the international arena have also become of increasing importance. This course specifically addresses the following moral and ethical issues: employment practices and policies, consumer protection, environmental protection, political payments and involvement, and basic human rights and fundamental freedoms. Case study analysis, videos and guest speakers will provide the student with an increased understanding and sensitivity to these issues. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

MGT 502: Ethics for Professionals in a Multicultural World 0

As business becomes increasingly internationalized and a global economy further develops, ethical issues that affect business in the international arena have also become of increasing importance. This course specifically addresses the following moral and ethical issues: employment practices and policies, consumer protection, environmental protection, political payments and involvement, and basic human rights and fundamental freedoms. Case study analysis, videos and guest speakers will provide the student with an increased understanding and sensitivity to these issues. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

MGT 503: Comparative Management 0

This course serves as an introduction to the field of international organizational behavior and management. It presents the material from a global rather than from a North American or Western European perspective. It views culture not only as important for understanding other societies and managing organizations, but as a major cause of much behavior in organizations, specifically addressing how technology, strategy, size and goals of an organization relate to culture. Finally, it attempts to improve a student's interpersonal behavior concerning the cultural variations found in international organizations. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

MGT 503: Comparative Management 0

This course serves as an introduction to the field of international organizational behavior and management. It presents the material from a global rather than from a North American or Western European perspective. It views culture not only as important for understanding other societies and managing organizations, but as a major cause of much behavior in organizations, specifically addressing how technology, strategy, size and goals of an organization relate to culture. Finally, it attempts to improve a student's interpersonal behavior concerning the cultural variations found in international organizations. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

MGT 504: Operational and Technology Issues in Global Business 0

This course covers the fundamentals of export and import trade, documentation, price quoting, product adaptation or standardization, and international promotion and global logistics. Methods for establishing joint ventures and other strategic alliances are also investigated. There is a heavy emphasis on the development of these skills and appreciation for the global environment through case studies, articles, videos, and guest speakers. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

MGT 504: Operational and Technology Issues in Global Business 0

This course covers the fundamentals of export and import trade, documentation, price quoting, product adaptation or standardization, and international promotion and global logistics. Methods for establishing joint ventures and other strategic alliances are also investigated. There is a heavy emphasis on the development of these skills and appreciation for the global environment through case studies, articles, videos, and guest speakers. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

MGT 650: Directed Research 0

This course is the last course taken by the student in the MS - Global Business program. All other course work must be complete. The student will be assigned a faculty mentor by the director of the program based upon the specific area of study the student wishes to undertake. In close consultation with the faculty mentor, the student will develop a thesis in the form of a case study, a management consulting report, or a theoretical research study. The work generated in this course needs to be approved by graduate program faculty at various stages. The student will be provided more detail on this process by the faculty mentor. (GR)

MGT 650: Directed Research 0

This course is the last course taken by the student in the MS - Global Business program. All other course work must be complete. The student will be assigned a faculty mentor by the director of the program based upon the specific area of study the student wishes to undertake. In close consultation with the faculty mentor, the student will develop a thesis in the form of a case study, a management consulting report, or a theoretical research study. The work generated in this course needs to be approved by graduate program faculty at various stages. The student will be provided more detail on this process by the faculty mentor. (GR)

Management Information Systems

MIS 620: Competing in the Information Age 0

The course focuses on how the IT revolution, and especially the Internet, has established a new economics that companies need to embrace, has provided enormous opportunity to create and capture value, and is blurring the boundaries of traditional industries while restructuring others. Companies that fail to recognize and act on these fundamental changes will find themselves in strategic jeopardy. Offered As Needed. (GR)

MIS 620: Competing in the Information Age 0

The course focuses on how the IT revolution, and especially the Internet, has established a new economics that companies need to embrace, has provided enormous opportunity to create and capture value, and is blurring the boundaries of traditional industries while restructuring others. Companies that fail to recognize and act on these fundamental changes will find themselves in strategic jeopardy. Offered As Needed. (GR)

MIS 630: Decision Support Systems (DSS) for Managers 0

An examination of how managers utilize various applications such as spreadsheets, database management systems, decision support systems, executive information systems, and expert systems to support decision making in business environments. The emphasis is on problem solving tasks, which are semi-structured, i.e. they combine human judgment with the use of computing tools and techniques. DSS do not replace managerial judgment but rather provide support for decision-making; the final agent remains the human. Offered As Needed. (GR)

MIS 630: Decision Support Systems (DSS) for Managers 0

An examination of how managers utilize various applications such as spreadsheets, database management systems, decision support systems, executive information systems, and expert systems to support decision making in business environments. The emphasis is on problem solving tasks, which are semi-structured, i.e. they combine human judgment with the use of computing tools and techniques. DSS do not replace managerial judgment but rather provide support for decision-making; the final agent remains the human. Offered As Needed. (GR)

MIS 640: Management of Innovation and Technological Change 0

This course provides a foundation for managing innovation and technology in a changing, competitive environment. Technology is discussed as a critical component, along with people and skills, in adding value to products and services. Other topics discussed include the Industry Evolution Process, intrapreneurship, technology deployment, the stages of the innovation process, organizational change, and the business realities of today and tomorrow. Offered As Needed. (GR)

MIS 640: Management of Innovation and Technological Change 0

This course provides a foundation for managing innovation and technology in a changing, competitive environment. Technology is discussed as a critical component, along with people and skills, in adding value to products and services. Other topics discussed include the Industry Evolution Process, intrapreneurship, technology deployment, the stages of the innovation process, organizational change, and the business realities of today and tomorrow. Offered As Needed. (GR)

Marketing

MKT 507: Strategic Planning for the Global Market 0

This course lays out the competitive orientation and strategies for initial entry, market expansion, and integration of international marketing operations. The course reviews current market opportunities and competitive conditions at the global, regional, and national levels. The student learns how to successfully participate in both emerging markets and regional economic blocs such as APEC, ASEAN, EU, EFTA, NAFTA, MERCOSUR. Participants use case study analysis to develop their skills in analyzing and formulating international marketing initiatives. Offered Each Year (Spring and Summer). (GR)

MKT 507: Strategic Planning for the Global Market 0

This course lays out the competitive orientation and strategies for initial entry, market expansion, and integration of international marketing operations. The course reviews current market opportunities and competitive conditions at the global, regional, and national levels. The student learns how to successfully participate in both emerging markets and regional economic blocs such as APEC, ASEAN, EU, EFTA, NAFTA, MERCOSUR. Participants use case study analysis to develop their skills in analyzing and formulating international marketing initiatives. Offered Each Year (Spring and Summer). (GR)

MKT 611: Regional Business in Latin American Countries 0

These courses (MKT 611, MKT 612, MKT 613, MKT 614) are designed to concentrate on the issues and needs of a specific geographic region in relation to the student's own involvement in global business. Each course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic business. Each course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic region, including trade and business environments, political stability, and case analysis of selected business ventures in the region. In addition to course work, participants produce an independent research project designed to be applied in some facet of their current or future work in a specific region. Students are encouraged to look at global business issues in new and innovative ways. Offered As Needed. (GR)

MKT 611: Regional Business in Latin American Countries 0

These courses (MKT 611, MKT 612, MKT 613, MKT 614) are designed to concentrate on the issues and needs of a specific geographic region in relation to the student's own involvement in global business. Each course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic business. Each course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic region, including trade and business environments, political stability, and case analysis of selected business ventures in the region. In addition to course work, participants produce an independent research project designed to be applied in some facet of their current or future work in a specific region. Students are encouraged to look at global business issues in new and innovative ways. Offered As Needed. (GR)

MKT 612: Regional Business in Canada 0

These courses (MKT 611, MKT 612, MKT 613, MKT 614) are designed to concentrate on the issues and needs of a specific geographic region in relation to the student's own involvement in global business. Each course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic business. Each course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic region, including trade and business environments, political stability, and case analysis of selected business ventures in the region. In addition to course work, participants produce an independent research project designed to be applied in some facet of their current or future work in a specific region. Students are encouraged to look at global business issues in new and innovative ways. Offered As Needed. (GR)

MKT 612: Regional Business in Canada 0

These courses (MKT 611, MKT 612, MKT 613, MKT 614) are designed to concentrate on the issues and needs of a specific geographic region in relation to the student's own involvement in global business. Each course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic business. Each course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic region, including trade and business environments, political stability, and case analysis of selected business ventures in the region. In addition to course work, participants produce an independent research project designed to be applied in some facet of their current or future work in a specific region. Students are encouraged to look at global business issues in new and innovative ways. Offered As Needed. (GR)

MKT 613: Regional Business in Pacific Rim 0

These courses (MKT 611, MKT 612, MKT 613, MKT 614) are designed to concentrate on the issues and needs of a specific geographic region in relation to the student's own involvement in global business. Each course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic business. Each course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic region, including trade and business environments, political stability, and case analysis of selected business ventures in the region. In addition to course work, participants produce an independent research project designed to be applied in some facet of their current or future work in a specific region. Students are encouraged to look at global business issues in new and innovative ways. Offered As Needed. (GR)

MKT 613: Regional Business in Pacific Rim 0

These courses (MKT 611, MKT 612, MKT 613, MKT 614) are designed to concentrate on the issues and needs of a specific geographic region in relation to the student's own involvement in global business. Each course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic business. Each course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic region, including trade and business environments, political stability, and case analysis of selected business ventures in the region. In addition to course work, participants produce an independent research project designed to be applied in some facet of their current or future work in a specific region. Students are encouraged to look at global business issues in new and innovative ways. Offered As Needed. (GR)

MKT 614: Regional Business in European Union 0

These courses (MKT 611, MKT 612, MKT 613, MKT 614) are designed to concentrate on the issues and needs of a specific geographic region in relation to the student's own involvement in global business. Each course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic business. Each course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic region, including trade and business environments, political stability, and case analysis of selected business ventures in the region. In addition to course work, participants produce an independent research project designed to be applied in some facet of their current or future work in a specific region. Students are encouraged to look at global business issues in new and innovative ways. Offered As Needed. (GR)

MKT 614: Regional Business in European Union 0

These courses (MKT 611, MKT 612, MKT 613, MKT 614) are designed to concentrate on the issues and needs of a specific geographic region in relation to the student's own involvement in global business. Each course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic business. Each course is devoted to discussing various topics relevant to a specific geographic region, including trade and business environments, political stability, and case analysis of selected business ventures in the region. In addition to course work, participants produce an independent research project designed to be applied in some facet of their current or future work in a specific region. Students are encouraged to look at global business issues in new and innovative ways. Offered As Needed. (GR)

Nursing

NUR 504: Strategies and Theories in Education 0

This course focuses on the development and implementation of effective communication skills and strategies in the teaching/learning process to foster the development of the nurse educator as a leader within the nursing profession. The course explores contextual environments, advances in technology, diversity in learner backgrounds and experiences, and covers both traditional and innovative pedagogies in nursing education. Emphasis is placed on building collegial relationships, critical thinking, reflective thinking, and communication skills through evidenced based practice. This course is offered in a web-enhanced format. This course requires a three-hour classroom lecture session. Prerequisite or Co-requisites: None. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

NUR 505: Advanced Health Assessment Lab 0

Laboratory techniques for Advanced Health Assessment. Required co-requisite: NUR-505. (GR)

NUR 505: Advanced Health Assessment 0

This course is designed to provide the adult nurse practitioner student with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a complete health and physical assessment on clients from young adulthood through senescence. It is expected that students are prepared to conduct a basic history and physical exam when they enroll in this course. The course emphasizes student competencies in data gathering, assessing, recording and integrating information obtained from the client. Information from the assessment is utilized as a database for establishing differential diagnoses and developing treatment plans. Risk factor assessment and health promotion and disease prevention strategies for the adult client are described. This course requires a three-hour classroom lecture session and a two-hour laboratory session per week, as well as a minimum of 20 clock hours during the semester. Prerequisite or Co-requisites: NUR 509, NUR 517 and NUR 519 must be completed no more than two years prior to registering for Health Assessment. Offered Each Year (Fall). Equipment Requirements: Quality stethoscope with diaphragm and bell, oto-ophthalmoscope, tuning fork (256 MHz), and Rosenbaum or other pocket visual acuity instrument. (GR)

NUR 506: Foundations of Palliative Care 0

The course introduces the students to concepts related to palliative care. The course addresses contextual factors related to palliative care including trends in health care and their influence on the palliative care movement, legal and ethical concerns, the role of the advanced practice nurse in the healthcare delivery system, communication, the interdisciplinary team, and health care policy reform. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

NUR 509: Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology 0

This course examines concepts and theories related to disorders of physiological processes which result in health alterations and disease across the lifespan. Fundamental concepts from cellular to clinical manifestations of altered health and disease are presented. Critical thinking, reasoning, and problem-based learning are utilized to support the application of theoretical knowledge about physiology and altered physiology (pathophysiology) to actual patient situations. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

NUR 511: Conceptual Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice 0

This course explores selected concepts essential to the advanced practice nursing role. The scope of practice is discussed and roles of the advanced practice nurse (including clinician, independent practitioner, collaborator, researcher, educator, consultant, and administrator) are explored. Standards of care and professional performance including evaluation of advanced nursing practice are discussed. Legal issues specific to the advanced practice role, methods of health care delivery, and regulation of advanced practice nursing are addressed. This course is offered on-campus in a web-enhanced format. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

NUR 513: Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing 0

This course focuses on issues surrounding health and illness in our society. The course is designed to familiarize advanced practice nurses with multiple understandings of the health/illness experience from a wide range of perspectives. Beginning with an historical frame of reference, the student will explore issues relating to nursing, health and the quality health care delivery. Students will be challenged to view health care from societal, evidence-based, provider and patient perspectives. With enhanced analytic skills, students will develop nursing interventions which empower patients. Controversial issues facing nursing will be explored and debated. This course is offered in a web-based format. Offered Each Year (Summer). (GR)

NUR 515: Theoretical Perspectives in Advanced Practice Nursing 0

This course explores nursing theories and theories from other disciplines in relation to advanced nursing practice. The origins and structure of nursing knowledge are identified and examined and selected theories/conceptual models of nursing and other disciplines are analyzed. The relationship among theory, research, and practice is explored. Emphasis is placed on applying theoretical perspectives in identifying and managing disease conditions and promotion of health. The student's own theoretical base for practice is identified and developed. This course is offered in a web-enhanced format. Lecture: two hours per week. Offered Each Year (Summer). (GR)

NUR 517: Introduction to Topics in Pharmacology for the Advanced Practice Nurse 0

This course provides a foundation for the understanding of pharmacological principles that will assist the adult health nurse practitioner in prescribing and administering medications. An introduction to general principles of pharmacology that are essential for an understanding of individual drug actions will be presented, and a few specific groups of medications will be covered. Topics include important aspects of pharmacokinetics and routes of administration, important aspects of pharmacodynamics and drug-receptor interactions, and also pharmacotherapeutic considerations such as side effects and drug interactions. Groups of medications to be studied include drugs that affect the autonomic nervous system (cholinergic and anticholinergic drugs, adrenergic and antiadrenergic drugs) and antibacterial drugs. Information about these medications will be presented in a manner that is relevant to the needs of the adult health nurse practitioner who cares for patients in a variety of clinical settings. Discussion and class content regarding these medications will focus on drug actions, therapeutic usage, side effects, drug interactions, and monitoring in adult clients. Also, principles of rational prescription writing, as well as Federal and New York State laws pertaining to noncontrolled and controlled prescription medications, will be discussed in detail. A research paper assignment will require students to develop methods for effectively communicating with colleagues and clients regarding expected drug effects, uses, cautions, and potential side effects of prescribed pharmacological agents. This course is a companion course to NUR 519, and together with NUR 519, fulfills the pharmacology requirement for the graduate adult health nurse practitioner program. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

NUR 519: Selected Topics in Pharmacology for The Advanced Practice Nurse 0

The focus of this course is the study of selected categories of medications that are commonly used in primary care. Groups of medications to be studied include antihypertensives, diuretics, antianginals, drugs for heart failure, anticoagulants, hypolipemics, antidiabetic drugs, thyroid drugs, sex hormones, NSAIDs, dermatological drugs, antiasthmatic drugs, gastrointestinal drugs, antifungals and antivirals, sedative-hypnotics, and antidepressants. Information about these medications will be presented in a manner that is relevant to the needs of the adult health nurse practitioner who cares for patients in a variety of clinical settings. Discussion and class content regarding these medications will focus on drug actions, therapeutic usage, side effects, drug interactions, and monitoring in adult clients. A research paper assignment will require students to critically analyze research information regarding pharmacologic agents used in advanced nursing practice. This course is a companion course to NUR 517, and together with NUR 517, fulfills the pharmacology requirement for the graduate adult health nurse practitioner program. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

NUR 520: Advanced Health Assessment Challenge 0

This course is designed for the student who has successfully completed NUR505 Advanced Health Assessment or its equivalent. The course emphasizes student competencies in data gathering, assessing, recording and integrating information obtained from the client. Information from the assessment is utilized as a database for establishing differential diagnoses and developing treatment plans. Risk factor assessment and health promotion and disease prevention strategies for the adult client are described. (GR)

NUR 520: Advanced Health Assessment Challenge 0

This course is designed for the student who has successfully completed NUR505 Advanced Health Assessment or its equivalent. The course emphasizes student competencies in data gathering, assessing, recording and integrating information obtained from the client. Information from the assessment is utilized as a database for establishing differential diagnoses and developing treatment plans. Risk factor assessment and health promotion and disease prevention strategies for the adult client are described. (GR)

NUR 524: Care for the Caregiver 0

This one credit course focuses on the needs of caregivers to individuals who are near the end of life. Strategies to assist lay and professional caregivers in caring for self and others will be explored. The benefits of self-help groups, crisis debriefing, and stress management techniques will be highlighted. Recognizing the need for referral and identification of appropriate referral resources will also be addressed. Offered As Needed. (GR)

NUR 525: Ethical Dilemmas in Palliative Care 0

Health care providers who practice in today's health care system soon realize that making ethical decisions is a common part of every day health care. As health care technology continues to advance into the 21st century, making ethical decisions has become more and more difficult. The ability to make sound ethical decisions is based on awareness of underlying ethical principles, ethical theories or systems, a decision-making model, and the profession's Code of Ethics. The course will explore some of the important issues in today's health care delivery system and focus on the role of the health care provider in palliative care settings. Offered As Needed. (GR)

NUR 528: Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education 0

This graduate level course focuses on methodologies to assess the learner's level of learning, evaluation of course and program objectives, as well as evaluation of clinical practicum settings. The course will also familiarize the graduate student with accreditation models and provide content related to the development of nursing program standards and policies regarding admission, progression, and graduation. This course requires a three-hour classroom lecture session. Prerequisite or Co-requisites: None. Offered Every Other Year (Fall). (GR)

NUR 531: Palliative Care Management I 0

The course includes 3 instructional hours per week and 250 supervised clinical hours. The course focuses on the assessment and management of symptoms caused by chronic and advanced disease throughout the disease trajectory. Clinical assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and complementary therapies are addressed releated to disease progression through end of life care. The clinical component of the course provides students with a variety of palliative care experiences including chronic pain management, palliative care consult teams within the community, office, and hospital based settings, hospice care in inpatient, hospital, comfort homes, nursing homes, and in the home setting. Prerequisites: NUR 506, NUR 525. Pre or Co-requisite: NUR 524. Offered Every Other Year (Spring). (GR)

NUR 561: Adult Primary Health Care I 0

The first clinical practicum focuses on the role of the nurse practitioner in providing basic primary care for adult clients from young adulthood through senescence. Students apply concepts, theories, and skills from core and prerequisite courses along with a functional, life span orientation. Emphasis is placed on comprehensive assessment of the health status of adult clients, health promotion and disease prevention, and differential diagnosis and treatment of common acute and chronic illnesses. Supervised clinical experiences emphasize clinical decision-making and implementation of evidence-based practice, integrating clinical assessment, management skills, and client teaching. This course involves four hours of in-class course delivery and 20 hours of clinical practice weekly for a total of 250 clock hours for the semester. Additional clinical seminars/laboratories are scheduled during the semester to allow for skills review and discussion of clinical issues. Students are individually supervised in the clinical setting by either a physician or a nurse practitioner preceptor. Ongoing interaction between Daemen College faculty and clinical preceptors is maintained throughout the semester. Prerequisites:NUR 506. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NUR 519. This course is held on-campus in a web-enhanced format. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

NUR 561: Adult Primary Health Care Lab I 0

Laboratory techniques in Adult Primary Health Care. Required co-requisite: NUR-561. (GR)

NUR 562: Adult Primary Health Care II 0

This second clinical practicum focuses on the role of the nurse practitioner in providing care for adult clients with complex health problems from young adulthood through senescence. Students apply concepts and theories from the core courses along with a functional life-span orientation toward research and nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on comprehensive assessment of the health status of adult clients with multiple and complex problems, case management, health promotion, preventative health care, differential diagnosis, and application of appropriate management protocols. Supervised clinical experiences include an emphasis on decision-making and implementation of evidence-based practice, which integrates, advanced assessment and management skills and client teaching. This practicum involves four hours of in-class course delivery and 20 hours of clinical practice weekly for a total of 250 clock hours for the semester. Clinical seminars are scheduled throughout the semester to discuss clinical issues. Ongoing interaction between Daemen College faculty and clinical preceptors is maintained throughout the semester. Prerequisite: NUR 561. This course is held on-campus in a web-enhanced format. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

NUR 562: Adult Primary Health Care II Lab 0

Laboratory techniques in Adult Primary Health Care II. Required co-requisite: NUR-562. (GR)

NUR 600: Curriculum Design and Implementation 0

This course focuses on the development, implementation, and evaluation of nursing curricula. Emphasis is placed on designing nursing curricula based on evidenced based education and practice, program outcomes, institutional philosophy and mission, societal and healthcare trends and needs, and community and clinical partnerships. The course explores educational principles, change theories and strategies, and philosophical and theoretical frameworks in curricula development. Methods for analyzing curricula and formulation of evaluation strategies and curricular revisions will also be investigated. This course is offered in a web-enhanced format. This course requires a three-hour classroom lecture session. Prerequisite: NUR 504: Strategies and Theories in Education, or permission from the course instructor. Offered Each Year (Fall). (GR)

NUR 601: Palliative Care Management II 0

The course includes 3 instructional hours per week and 250 supervised clinical hours. The course is designed to explore the role of the advanced practice nurse in palliative care for the patient and family as well as within the community. There is a facus on the role of the advance practice nurse as educator and the role of the interdisciplinary team in end of life care including bereavement counseling. Psychsocial, cultural and spiritual influences in palliative care are further explored. The clinical component provides students with the opportunities to observe the interdisciplinary team and bereavement/counseling, perform spiritual, mental health, and end of life assessments, development and implementation of community education projects related to palliative care, and further development of clinical practice in a palliative care area of their choice. Prerequisite: NUR 506 and NUR 561. Offered Every Other Year (Fall). (GR)

NUR 602: Qualitative Research 0

This course addresses the inductive mode of research. The history, methods, and outcome of qualitative research are described in detail. Different qualitative research methodologies, including phenomenology, grounded theory, and ethnography, are explored. Issues of reliability and validity in qualitative research are discussed. The use of computers in qualitative research is addressed. A qualitative research proposal, including a human subjects consent form, is developed. In addition, qualitative research studies in the area of advanced practice nursing are reviewed and critiqued. Lecture: two hours per week. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

NUR 603: Quantitative Research 0

This course will provide an examination of the significance of quantitative research as well as a foundation of the principles and methods for conducting quantitative research. We will consider the theoretical foundation for both quantitative research methods (correlational, quasi-experimental and experimental designs), and apply appropriate descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. Lecture: two hours per week. Offered Each Year (Summer). (GR)

NUR 604: Thesis 0

The thesis option provides the student with an opportunity to consider a theoretical question in relation to Adult Health Nurse Practitioner practice and to attempt to answer this question through the research process. The thesis is geared towards the development of a research proposal and the implementation of a pilot study that addresses an issue related to Adult Health Nurse Practitioner practice. For the thesis option, the student is expected to identify a research question, choose a theoretical framework or a conceptual model, select an appropriate methodology, collect, analyze, and discuss data. Students registering for Thesis for the first time are required to attend a one-credit Introduction to Thesis seminar on-campus. At least two (2) members should be on each thesis committee, with the committee chairperson being a full-time faculty member from the Nursing Department. After a successfully thesis defense, two hard bound copies of the thesis must be submitted to the Nursing Department. Offered Each Year (Fall, Spring, Summer). Note: A minimum of four credits must be completed for the thesis or project. Depending on the topic and depth of research, six credits may be taken. Credit may be distributed over several terms. A student who has registered for the 6th credit of thesis/project and who does not complete the thesis/project in that semester will receive a grade of "Incomplete." In such a case, the student will have one additional semester to complete the thesis/project and the grade of "Incomplete" will be changed to "Pass Complete." In the event that the student does not complete the thesis/project in the additional semester, the grade of "Incomplete" will revert to a grade of "F." The student will then need to register for one credit hour of 604/605. (GR)

NUR 605: Project 0

The project option is a demonstration of expertise in a field of interest to Adult Health Nurse Practitioner practice, which serves to either contribute new knowledge to the field or to apply advanced knowledge in a creative manner. Students who are practice oriented, with the goal of developing advanced skills and knowledge, may choose to complete a project focusing on a clinical nursing practice issue. The purpose of the project is to allow the student a concentrated learning experience with graduate nursing faculty guidance. The project is designed to promote creative and unique approaches to advanced nursing care. The project method will vary depending on the subject matter chosen. Some examples of appropriate projects include: development of a health teaching module, use of media to promote health teaching, application of existing research to a particular clinical setting, and evaluation of existing health services. The way in which the project may contribute to the student's professional nursing expertise would be delineated in the proposal. Students registering for Project for the first time are required to attend a one-credit Introduction to Thesis seminar on-campus. At least two (2) members should be on each project committee, with the committee chairperson being a full-time faculty member from the Nursing Department. When the project is completed, the student is expected to submit a detailed report of the findings or outcome. Further, upon completion of the project, two hard bound copies of the project or if in a media format, one high quality media copy along with supporting documentation, must be submitted to the Nursing Department. Prerequisite and/or Co-requisite: NUR 602 and 603. Offered Each Year (Fall, Spring, Summer). Note: A minimum of four credits must be completed for the thesis or project. Depending on the topic and depth of research, six credits may be taken. Credit may be distributed over several terms. A student who has registered for the 6th credit of thesis/project and who does not complete the thesis/project in that semester will receive a grade of "Incomplete.? In such a case, the student will have one additional semester to complete the thesis/project and the grade of "Incomplete" will be changed to "Pass Complete.? In the event that the student does not complete the thesis/project in the additional semester, the grade of "Incomplete" will revert to a grade of "F.? The student will then need to register for one credit hour of 604/605. (GR)

NUR 606: Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice 0

This is the first of two courses designed to give the DNP student practical experience in applying statistical findings to the patient, family, populations, clinical unit, systems, and community level. This course is intended to strengthen skills which are requisite to critically interpreting and analyzing quantitative nursing and health related research data. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of statistical concepts rather than computation. Offered Every Other Year (Spring). (GR)

NUR 608: Practice Theories 0

This course is designed to explore practice model theories appropriate to the DNP role, integrating knowledge from the arts and sciences. Content will include theory premise and historical foundations, details of the theory models, and exemplars of how these theories apply for the DPN in interdisciplinary practice. Theory review will involve translation and integration of model elements as they apply to the demands of the National health-care agenda. This course will include 2 hours of lecture weekly. Offered Every Other Year (Spring). (GR)

NUR 610: Organizational Theory and Health Care Management 0

This course focuses on organizational theory, organizational behavior, and health care systems management. The course emphasizes organizational and systems principles, theories, and models that guide leadership in quality healthcare improvement and critical systems thinking. The course also emphasizes methods that promote health care systems management and effective interprofessional team leadership. Students will be asked to analyze a particular healthcare organization and related organizational theories. This course will include 2 hours of lecture weekly. Offered Every Other Year (Spring). (GR)

NUR 612: Environmental and Genetic Influences on Health 0

This course focuses on environmental and genetic influences and determinants of health for individuals, populations, and communities. This course works within a paradigm that considers genomics to be the interaction of genetics, environment, and the influence of psychosocial, behavioral, and cultural factors. It thus assists the DNP student to holistically integrate genetic, genomics, environmental, epidemiological and scientific underpinnings and concepts in the interpretation of clinical findings and in planning and evaluation of clinical management. This course will include 2 hours of lecture weekly. Offered Every Other Year (Fall). (GR)

NUR 614: Ethical Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice 0

This course examines the ethical and philosophical foundations that have shaped the development of the current health care system. Course discussions will include critical analyses of the legal, regulatory and ethical issues that impact DNP practice. Case studies and narratives will be used to examine how ethics can guide the DNP's decision making in clinical practice and research situations. Class discussions will also focus on ethical dilemmas that may be encountered in the current health care environment. This course will provide 2 instructional hours per week. Offered Every Other Year (Fall). (GR)

NUR 616: Leadership Development 0

This course is designed to explore leadership through an examination of research leading to the development of leadership study and decision-making models, in order to understand that leadership, in practice, is an on-going process requiring self, situational, motivation and follower analysis. Through this lens, students will learn to analyze leadership challenges and their application to the DNP role. Inter- and intra-professional collaboration models including team leadership will be discussed. By providing a background of leadership and change theories stressing self awareness and personal leadership, critical and reflective thinking, an understanding of the role of organizational culture in shaping leadership styles, and interpersonal skill to achieve relational leadership and systems competence, students will better understand leadership actions which foster positive institutional and organizational change. An emphasis on analysis and experiential learning via assignments and involvement in projects will link course content to real challenges in the system. Offered Every Other Year (Fall). (GR)

NUR 618: Informatics and Related Technology for Advance Practice 0

Informatics for advanced practice focuses on developing proficiency in the utilization of information systems to implement initiatives for quality improvement that supports practice and administrative decision-making. Emphasis is also placed on presenting standards and principles for selecting and evaluating practice and consumer information systems. Related ethical, regulatory, and legal issues will be included. This course will include 1 hour of lecture weekly. Offered Every Other Year (Summer). (GR)

NUR 620: Nursing Education Practicum 0

The course emphasizes development of the nurse educator as leader in the practice environment. Focus is placed on functioning in the role of nurse educator and applying the core competencies of nursing faculty which include: facilitation of learning, facilitation of learner development and socialization, use of assessment and evaluation strategies, functioning as a change agent and leader, pursuing continuous quality improvement in the nurse educator role, and functioning within the educational environment. Lecture: 3 hours, nursing education practice: 150 clock hours. Prerequisites: NUR 504: Strategies and Theories in Education, NUR 528: Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education, or permission from the course instructor. Offered Each Year (Fall, Spring). (GR)

NUR 621: Scholarly Writing in Health Care 0

The course prepares the doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) student to synthesize knowledge through engagement in professional writing scholarship. Advanced instruction focuses on several forms of expository writing common in the health professions while emphasizing effective communication between the writer and different audiences. Emphasis is placed on cultivating critical thinking skills to prepare exemplars of scholarly writing. This course will include 2 hours of lecture weekly. Offered Every Other Year (Fall). (GR)

NUR 623: Research for Evidence -Based Practice 0

This is the second of two courses designed to give the DNP student practical experience in applying statistical findings to the patient, family, populations, clinical unit, systems, and community level. It builds on those skills developed in NUR606, Applied Statistics, by integrating principles of evidence-based practice and policy. Integration and translation of research to risk assessment, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and health care outcomes is the central focus of this course. Further, consideration of qualitative and other evidence is for clinical practice is appraised. Prerequisite: NUR606. This course will include 3 hours of lecture weekly. This course will include 2 hours of lecture weekly. Offered Every Other Year (Fall). (GR)

NUR 625: Public Policy and Health Care Financing 0

This course provides an overview of public policy decisions that impact the organization, financing and delivery of health care within the United States Health Care System. The impact of global health issues on public policy and health status will also be discussed. The course will include critical analyses of the social, cultural, financial and political issues that impact the delivery of health care by the DNP. The course will cover basic health care reimbursement mechanisms and will provide students with the skills necessary for navigating within the current health care financing system to promote optimal patient outcomes. This course provides 3 instructional hours per week. Offered Every Other Year (Summer). (GR)

NUR 627: Clinical Theories 0

This course is designed to present the content and application of theories that have implications to the independent clinical practice of the DNP as part of the interdisciplinary venue of care. Theses theories have application to the clinical area, with implication for health behaviors and outcomes at the patient, family, population, clinical unit, systems and community levels. Methods to evaluate current established theories that guide DNP practice will be examined. Models for utilization of theories in DNP practice would be presented. Exemplars of how health-related theories apply to the clinical setting and various patient populations will be explored and critiqued. Technological applications will be incorporated to theory implementation. This course will include selected seminar activities and scheduled meetings with course intructor(s) and clinical preceptors. Students are required to complete 500 post-Master's supervised clinical hours by the completion of the program. Pre-/Co-requisite: NUR608. Offered Every Other Year (Summer). (GR)

NUR 702: Clinical Internship 0

This course is designed to prepare DNP students to demonstrate practice expertise, specialized knowledge, and expanded responsibility and accountability in the holistic care and management of diverse individuals and families through immersion in clinical settings. Emphasis is placed on appraisal of the pratice context to document practice trends, identify potential systematic changes, and formulate improvements in care for patient populations in the systems within their practice. Additionally, the DNP student will develop competence in practice at the aggregate/systems/organizational level. Clinical experiences will be designed to provide the student with the opportunity to work in depth with clinical experts in selected specialty areas. This course will include selected seminar activities and scheduled meetings with course intructor(s) and clinical preceptors. Students are required to complete 500 post-Master's supervised clinical hours by the completion of the program. Pre-/Co-requisites: NUR 606, NUR 610, NUR608, NUR627, NUR621, NUR623 Research for EBP. Offered Every Other Year (Fall). (GR)

NUR 704: Scholarly Project 0

This course is designed to afford the DNP student the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of an advanced specialty in nursing practice. Focus is on the development of a tangible and deliverable academic product that is derived from the practice immersion. The product of the DNP project in the course links scholarly experiences and evidence based health care to the improvement of practice and/or patient outcomes. This course will include selected seminar activities and scheduled meetings with project advisor(s) throughout each semester in which the student is enrolled. Pre-/Co-requisites: NUR 606, NUR 608, NUR 610, NUR 621, NUR623, NUR627 Research for EBP. Offered Every Other Year (Fall). (GR)

Physician Assistant Studies

PAS 501: Clinical Pediatrics 0

This course is an introduction to the study of pediatric medicine. It is designed to provide the PA student with a functional understanding of the pediatric exam, growth, development, and disease processes as they relate to the infant and child. Through integration of the basic and clinical sciences, the PA student will become acquainted with neonatology, as well as, pediatric cardiology, hematology, nephrology, urology, orthopedics, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, surgery, and psychiatry. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all PAS 400 level courses. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

PAS 502: Clinical Problem Solving 0

This course consolidates all the topics of medicine by developing a logical methodology of assessment of disease processes or syndromes, and subsequent intervention. Students will master the ability to generate a differential diagnosis specific to the patients' presenting complaints, signs and symptoms and laboratory data. A case study format is used. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all PAS 400-level courses. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

PAS 503: Surgery and Orthopedics 0

This course encompasses general principles related to the management and care of patients with surgical conditions. Wound healing and surgical techniques, pre- and post-operative management are studied. Surgical diseases of the head and neck, gastrointestinal, endocrine, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and urogenital system are covered. Basic procedures will be presented, including basic suturing technique, wound care, casting, splinting, aseptic technique, gowning and gloving, and other procedures necessary to function in the surgical setting. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all PAS 400-level courses. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

PAS 504: Geriatrics 0

This course deals with aging and long term care and continues building on the student's awareness of the social context in which health care is provided to the elderly and chronically ill. The course emphasizes the development of communication skills necessary to enhance the humanistic practice of geriatric medicine. Students are required to interview chronic and acute geriatric patients in nursing home and acute care hospital settings. Through required readings, lectures, field experience and group discussions, the students will learn the fundamentals of geriatric medicine and the multi-dimensional aspects of long term care. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all PAS 400-level courses. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

PAS 505: Emergency Medicine 0

Initial, life-saving procedures on the critically ill and seriously injured are considered. Shock, trauma, burns, gastrointestinal, obstetrical, gynecologic, pulmonary, and cardiovascular emergencies are covered. Students are certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). Students learn the principles of sterile technique and universal precautions. There are hands-on sessions in phlebotomy, IV therapy, injections, placing foley catheters, and NG tubes. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all PAS 400- level courses and BLS CPR certification. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

PAS 506: Research Methodology 0

Together with PAS 612 and 613, fulfills Research & Presentation requirement. Engaging in the process of clinical research design, students will develop skills that are necessary for reviewing objective data as a component of clinical practice. Students will identify a research question relevant to the practice of medicine and critically review the relevant clinical and scientific literature. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all 400 level courses. Offered Each Year (Spring). (GR)

PAS 601: Clerkship I 0

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics. (GR)

PAS 602: Clerkship II 0

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics. (GR)

PAS 603: Clerkship III 0

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics. (GR)

PAS 604: Clerkship IV 0

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics. (GR)

PAS 605: Clerkship V 0

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics. (GR)

PAS 606: Clerkship VI 0

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics. (GR)

PAS 607: Clerkship VII 0

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics. (GR)

PAS 608: Clerkship VIII 0

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics. (GR)

PAS 609: Clerkship IX 0

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics. (GR)

PAS 610: Clerkship X 0

As part of a comprehensive and coordinated 40 week clinical schedule, each four (4) week full-time clinical clerkship is designed to offer the PA student supervised clinical experiences in one or more of the following areas: family medicine, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatric and adolescent medicine, prenatal care, gynecology, surgery, surgical specialties, emergency medicine, psychiatry/behavioral medicine, and geriatrics. (GR)

PAS 612: Research I 0

Writing Intensive. Together with PAS 506 and 613, fulfills Research & Presentation requirement. During the summer semester of the clinical year the student will apply concepts reviewed in PAS 506 Research Methodology and develop an evidence-based clinical practice project. Prerequisite: PAS 506. Offered Each Summer (GR)

PAS 613: Research II 0

Writing Intensive. Together with PAS 506 and 612, fulfills Research & Presentation requirement. During the spring semester of the clinical year the student will apply concepts reviewed in PAS 506 Research Methodology and complete an evidence-based clinical practice project. Prerequisite: PAS 612. Offered Each Summer (GR)

PAS 614: Clinical Seminar I 0

As a supplement to the experience and knowledge gained through the completion of approximately 2000 hours of clinical clerkship, students enrolled in the final year of the Daemen College PA Program prepare for clinical practice and the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) through the use of computer tutorials, group "call back day," lectures, case presentations, and on-site faculty evaluation/mentoring. All students assigned to clinical clerkships will register for one, two-credit seminar each semester. Offered Summer, Fall, and Spring. (GR)

PAS 615: Clinical Seminar II 0

As a supplement to the experience and knowledge gained through the completion of approximately 2000 hours of clinical clerkship, students enrolled in the final year of the Daemen College PA Program prepare for clinical practice and the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) through the use of computer tutorials, group "call back day," lectures, case presentations, and on-site faculty evaluation/mentoring. All students assigned to clinical clerkships will register for one, two-credit seminar each semester. Offered Summer, Fall, and Spring. (GR)

PAS 616: Clinical Seminar III 0

As a supplement to the experience and knowledge gained through the completion of approximately 2000 hours of clinical clerkship, students enrolled in the final year of the Daemen College PA Program prepare for clinical practice and the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) through the use of computer tutorials, group "call back day," lectures, case presentations, and on-site faculty evaluation/mentoring. All students assigned to clinical clerkships will register for one, two-credit seminar each semester. Offered Summer, Fall, and Spring. (GR)

Psychology

PSY 530: Psychology of Health and Disability 0

This course applies biopsychosocial models of health, illness and disability, including the effects of stress and lifestyle on health and illness, psychosocial aspects of disability, including social attitudes and perceptions, adjustment to and secondary effects of disability, health beliefs and their consequences for behavior. This course is designed for Physical Therapy students to be taken in the professional phase of their curriculum. Students will have had exposure to patients with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders and will therefore be able to consider the issues addressed in the course in the context of specific illnesses and/or disabilities relating to these body systems. Prerequisites: PSY 103 and graduate phase Physical Therapy student status. Offered Each Spring. (GR)

Physical Therapy

PT 704: Musculoskeletal System 0

Differentiating musculoskeletal dysfunctions/disorders of the spine and upper and lower extremities, and their associated structures is the emphasis of this course. Students will further develop the concepts of decision-making and critical thinking in evidence-based clinical practice. Musculoskeletal examination and treatment techniques, including spinal and extremity thrust and nonthrust manipulation, will be presented and applied in a conceptual framework emphasizing functional restoration, health, and wellness. Laboratories will promote development of skill in the application of examination and intervention techniques discussed in a lecture format. Techniques will be discussed and practiced in the context of clinical problems. Students will have the opportunity to critically evaluate examination findings via paper cases to further build differential diagnosing and problem-solving skills as they relate to current practice standards. Contemporary perspectives to surgical management will be presented and explored by regional experts in the field. Algorithms for examination and intervention supported by the literature will be presented and discussed. (GR)

PT 705: Evidence Based Practice 0

The use of evidence to guide practice is essential in today's healthcare environment. This course will define evidence-based practice including its advantages and disadvantages. Students will learn the fundamental skills necessary to make patient management decisions based on data and best evidence and implement them into practice. Learning experiences will provide students with opportunities to conduct searches of relevant clinical and scientific literature, to efficiently critically review that literature, and to utilize principles of research methods to design a patient centered research initiative relevant to their practice setting. This course is offered online Fall, Spring and Summer terms. (GR)

PT 720: Thrust Manipulation 0

This lecture and laboratory course is designed to teach the theory, rationale, and evidence supporting thrust manipulation. The course is designed to enhance psychomotor skill in utilizing mobilization and manipulation for the management of musculoskeletal disorders. The main focus of the program will be on determining the indications and contraindications of applying the techniques to assure both safety and treatment effectiveness. The areas emphasized will be based on evidence from recent clinical trials using manipulation to treat the spine and extremities. (GR)

PT 721: Neuromuscular Mobilization 0

This course presents examination and treatment strategies for patients who require an integration of neurological and orthopaedic (musculoskeletal) manual therapy procedures. Lab experiences will include skill development in spinal and extremity neuromuscular mobilization. (GR)

PT 722: Spinal Exercise Strategies 0

This course is designed to guide clinicians in the analysis of movement dysfunction and in the diagnosis and prescription of corrective exercise programs for spinal disorders. The course will involve both lecture and laboratory sessions and will integrate spinal exercise theories of McKenzie and Sahrmann as well as Australian and Nordic Approaches. (GR)

PT 723: Integrated Management of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction 0

This course is intended to provide the participant with basic examination and treatment approaches to the sacroiliac joint. A rationale for this approach will be provided by a review of the available evidence for examination and treatment. (GR)

PT 724: OMPT Residency (Mentorship) 0

A post-professional planned learning experience in a focused area of clinical practice. The clinical residency (fellowship) combines opportunities for ongoing clinical supervision and mentoring with a theoretical basis for advanced practice and scientific inquiry in a defined area of sub specialization beyond the generally-accepted Description of Specialty Practice. (GR)

PT 725: Problem Solving in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy 0

A planned program of post professional clinical education for physical therapists that is designed to advance significantly the physical therapist resident's problem solving abilities in orthopaedic manual physical therapy. The experience combines opportunities for ongoing clinical supervision and mentoring, with theoretical questioning regarding advanced practice, patient questions, and case analysis. This experience may be conducted at the clinical site or through distance learning opportunities. (GR)

PT 726: Research Project 0

This course will involve the collection, interpretation, and analysis of data related to a clinical research question addressed during the residency (Fellowship) experience. The student will complete a written paper pertaining to this research that is suitable for publication. (GR)

PT 727: Review-Objective Structured Clinical Exam 0

This course will involve a review of the psychomotor skills learned throughout the Fellowship program. The course will meet on an as needed basis to prepare the student for the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE). The OSCE is a practical examination involving several stations that assesses the student's ability to problem solve simulated cases and apply analytical and psychomotor skills in the area of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. (GR)

PT 728: Lab in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy 0

This course is a distance learning laboratory offering which is designed such that the student will be able to view OMPT techniques via a computer live while at home or at work. The professor for this course will demonstrate examination and intervention procedures pertaining to OMPT while the student is provided the opportunity to interact with the professor by asking questions. To access the lab. the student will be given a link to Daemen College OMPT lab session. (GR)

PT 729: McKenzie Part A 0

An introduction to the concepts and applications of the McKenzie Method to Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy focusing on the lumbar spine. As the name implies, this course focuses on the lumbar spine and the application of the McKenzie theory and techniques in the mechanical diagnosis or problems and the therapeutic approaches to resolve these problems. The course also includes patient demonstration, analysis and discussion. The principle format is lecture, discussion and live patient demonstrations. (GR)

PT 730: McKenzie Part B 0

Following Part A, how the McKenzie Method applies to the cervical and thoracic spines will be examined utilizing the same teaching format. This course focuses on the cervical and thoracic spine and the application of the McKenzie theory and techniques in the mechanical diagnosis of problems and the therapeutic approaches to resolve these problems. The course also includes patient demonstration, analysis and discussion. The principle format is lecture, discussion and live patient demonstrations (GR)

Special Education

SED 500: Educational Psychology 0

This course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of psychological concepts, principles and theories central to the teaching-learning process, including classroom problems encountered by educators. Offered Fall. (GR)

SED 501: Introduction to Special Education 0

The course is a comprehensive survey of factors related to individuals with disabilities, including those who have learning disabilities, mental retardation, emotional or behavioral disorders, visual impairments, hearing impairments, physical handicaps, multiple handicaps, or who are gifted. Topics addressed in the course include definitions, prevalence, identification, characteristics, related vocabulary, educational implications, ancillary services, relevant legislation and litigation, and current issues and trends in special education. Offered Fall. (GR)

SED 502: Special Education: Laws and Trends 0

This course provides an in-depth review of trends and legislation which impact on the disabled, the families of children with disabilities, and the professional people who serve the disabled. Identification, evaluation, and implementation of service delivery models will be included. The course will examine research implications and social movements for future trends in prevention, services, legislation, litigation and personnel preparation in special education. Co-requisite: SED 501. Offered Fall. (GR)

SED 503: Assessment & Evaluation of Students with Disabilities 0

The purpose of this course is to offer an advance set of skills in assessment as it applies to the characteristics and needs of the student who is disabled (e.g. mentally retarded, learning disabled, or emotionally/behaviorally disordered). The course will emphasize the basic considerations of assessment and measurement, as well as the actual assessment instruments, techniques, and decisions which lead to appropriate educational programming for these target groups. The course will also examine the use of informal methods used in special education classrooms; portfolio assessment, authentic assessment, observation, anecdotal and various recording methods will also be covered. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer. (GR)

SED 504: The Reading Process for Students with Disabilities 0

This course presents the fundamentals of reading theory, instruction and assessment. Teaching strategies based on current special education methods and materials will be presented. Emphasis is placed on the development and utilization of a broad spectrum of pedagogical methodologies designed to foster reading literacy. Diagnostic, prescriptive and evaluative techniques appropriate to the child with disabilities are addressed. Critical assessment of commercial reading and other language arts programs/materials is included. Prerequisite: SED 502. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer. (GR)

SED 505: Classroom and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities 0

The competencies, knowledge and skills necessary to conduct effective behavior management programs for the benefit of students with disabilities in a variety of special education settings and inclusive programs will be emphasized. The course will also examine the principles of applied behavior analysis, cognitive behavior modification, and other approaches used in assisting students with special needs to monitor and manage their own behavior. Offered Spring. (GR)

SED 506: Instructional Methods and Strategies for Learners with Special Needs 0

The skills and competencies needed to effectively organize instructional programs and environments will be covered. Techniques for organizing instruction will include such skills as: designing educational goals, instructional objectives, task analysis, lesson planning, curriculum design, environmental arrangements, scheduling, developing IEPs and use of informal assessment/evaluation methods in the classroom. Other skills addressed include classroom management and working with mildly disabled learners within an inclusive setting. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer. (GR)

SED 512: Collaborative Approaches within Inclusive Programs 0

A course designed for the study of the teaching process with special emphasis on competencies necessary for effective communication and interaction with parents, students, ancillary personnel, peers, paraprofessionals, and volunteers. Specific emphasis will be given to the development of interpersonal skills required for various team members both in special and regular education. Issues explored will include: interpersonal relationships - the roles played by one's self-concept, perceptions, emotions; language, nonverbal communication, and listening versus hearing; intimacy and distance in relationships, improving communication climates, and managing interpersonal conflicts. Prerequisites: SED 502, 506. Offered Summer and Fall. (GR)

SED 513: Survey of Learning Disabilities 0

This course provides an historical overview of services, assessment, theories of intervention strategies, and classroom models for children with learning disorders. The etiology of learning disabilities and its prolific growth will be presented and what schools and teachers must do to accommodate these learners. This course will also examine national organizations, definitions, discrepancy of potential and achievement and other identification issues for these learners. Offered Fall. (GR)

SED 515: Introduction to Theories of Learning, Child Development and Cognitive Studies 0

The course will provide a thorough understanding of child development, psychological concepts, principles and theories involved in the teaching-learning process. This course will also cover current cognitive theories of learning and brain-based learning studies used in today's classroom. Offered As Needed. (GR)

SED 516: Introduction to Special Education, Educational Policies, Community Education, and Working with Families 0

The course is a comprehensive survey of factors related to individuals with disabilities, including those who have learning disabilities, mental retardation, emotional or behavioral disorders, visual impairments, hearing impairments, physical handicaps, multiple handicaps, or who are gifted. Topics addressed in the course include definitions, prevalence, identification, characteristics, related vocabulary, educational implications, ancillary services, relevant legislation and litigation. The course will also provide an advance understanding of the historical, philosophical and sociological practices in education, an analysis of the social structure of the community and suggestions on how to involve community members and families in the education of children. Focus will also be given to collaboration with family members as a part of the educational team. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

SED 517: Instructional Methods and Strategies for Effective Classroom Management for Learners with Special Needs 0

The skills and competencies needed to effectively organize instructional programs and environments will be covered. Techniques for organizing instruction will include such skills as: designing educational goals, instructional objectives, task analysis, lesson planning, curriculum design, environmental arrangements, scheduling, developing IEPs and use of informal assessment/evaluation methods in the classroom. Other skills addressed include classroom management and working with mildly disabled learners within an inclusive setting. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

SED 519: Literacy Instruction and Students with Learning Disabilities 0

Offered in the Alternative TRANS-B program; not available at Main Campus. This course presents a variety of research-based methods and curricula currently used for theaching literacy skills for students with special needs. Emphasis will be placed on the development and utilization of a broad spectrum of pedagogical methodologies designed to foster literacy. Diagnostic, prescriptive and evaluative techniques appropriate to the child with disabilities will be addressed. Critical assessment of commercial reading and other language arts materials/programs is included. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer. (GR)

SED 522: Curriculum Adaptations/ Modifications In the Content Areas of Math, Science, Social Studies, and Technology 0

IDEA (1997) affords students with learning disabilities special services within the least restrictive environment. These services include accommodations and modifications as documented by the child's IEP. This course will cover mandated modifications in the areas of environmental/management, materials, content, instructional and testing/evaluation modifications across content areas in order to maintain the child with special needs in the regular education classroom and curriculum. Offered Fall. (GR)

SED 523: Survey of Learning Disabilities and Instructional Methods 0

This course provides an historical overview of services, assessment, theories of intervention strategies, and classroom models for children with learning disorders. The etiology of learning disabilities and its prolific growth will be presented and what schools and teachers must do to accommodate these learners. This course will also examine national organizations, definitions, discrepancy of potential and achievement and other identification issues for these learners. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

SED 535: Reading Diagnosis and Instruction 0

This course provides for advance skill development of competencies for successful assessment and instruction for problem readers. The course will cover specific informal and formal assessment methods used in reading. The primary purpose of this course is to assist in the development of a competent classroom teacher who can successfully assess and design instructional plans for problem readers. In this course, the participants will develop competence in assessing and evaluating readers. They will explore and critique various informal and formal assessments. They will also have the opportunity to implement assessments, and analyze and interpret results, determine an instructional focus based on the data gathered, and address materials and methods that can be used with atypical readers. Offered As Needed. (GR)

SED 540: Survey of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 0

This course provides a historical overview of services, assessment, theories of and intervention strategies for children with emotional/behavioral disorders. Etiological concerns will cover the roles of biology, sociological phenomena, family, and the school. (GR)

SED 553: Assessment, Evaluation, and Intervention Strategies for Young Children with Special Needs 0

This course provides a look at issues, the legal basis, and the functions of assessment of infants, toddlers and preschoolers with special needs. Assessment is an important and ongoing responsibility of professionals who work with young children with special needs and is necessary, not only to meet federal and state mandates, but also to plan appropriate intervention strategies and to monitor the effectiveness of services provided. Special emphasis will be placed on incorporating current research into the course objectives, including a recognition of the high priority now placed on family-centered assessment and intervention, on assessment in the natural environment, and on the importance afforded to the role of interdisciplinary assessment strategies. After reviewing assessment issues and instruments in class, students will select one or more authentic and performance-based assessment tools; conduct an assessment of a young child in a natural environment, using both informal and formal assessment methods; review the child's records; interview with significant caregivers; and then, based on the findings, develop and implement an intervention strategy and record the results. All phases of the process will be monitored and supervised by college and professional personnel. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

SED 559: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders 0

The course will provide participants with a framework for understanding the definition and history of autism. The medical and educational knowledge of treatment efforts to promote the appropriate education and services for young children, adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) will be discussed. The course will also focus on the social and communication needs of children with ASD. This course is intended as a general overview of autism and a prerequisite for other courses offered in this specialization. Offered Spring and Summer. (GR)

SED 570: Special Education Student Teaching and Seminar for Children with Disabilities 0

Two professional laboratory experiences cover observation of special education classroom situation with gradually increasing responsibility through participation under supervision. Individual student teachers are guided by periodic conferences with the college supervisor. Students seeking initial certification will complete this experience. Prerequisites: 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 512. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

SED 580: Special Education Student Teaching and Seminar at the Intermediate Level for Children with Disabilities 0

This course is designed to provide candidates with comprehensive classroom teaching experiences, which serve to culminate the professional sequence of teacher preparation and other related courses. Student teachers will be presented with the opportunity to observe, practice, discuss, evaluate, and modify teaching strategies and methods in intermediate childhood special education classroom settings (grades 4-6). Within the professional laboratory experience, candidates will be provided with gradually increasing lesson presentation and teaching responsibilities with the ultimate outcome of attending to all of the details that comprise a full day and week(s) of teaching. (GR)

SED 600: Research Methods in Special Education 0

The course will emphasize direct investigation, methods, procedures, and reviews of research in special education. It will examine the various types of research that can be and are conducted and the collection, analysis and reporting of findings based on sound methodological procedures. Prerequisites: SED 502, 503, 506. Offered Fall and Spring. (GR)

SED 602: Special Education: Laws and Trends 0

An in-depth review of legislation which impacts on the disabled, the families of children with disabilities, and the professional people who serve the disabled. Research implications and social trends in prevention, service, legislation, litigation and personnel preparation in special education. Offered Fall. (GR)

SED 603: Standards Based Assessment and Instruction for Students with Disabilities 0

The course will emphasize the use of standards-based instruction and learning with assessment and measurement, as well as assessment instruments and decisions which lead to appropriate educational programming. Offered Spring. (GR)

SED 606: Instructional Methods and Strategies for Students with Disabilities 0

The course will focus on understanding and facilitating the learning process to support students with mild to moderate disabilities who are within regular and special education settings to become independent and life-long learners. The components of effective curricular and instructional design, including outcomes, assessment, goal setting, learning activities and measurement of outcomes will be related to NYS Standards. Offered Fall. (GR)

SED 610: Seminar in Special Education/Action Research 0

This course will provide an opportunity for candidates to investigate and research the literature in a designated and/or variety of specializations(s) and integrate the results of this research with knowledge of best practices, current trends and controversial issues. Candidates will have opportunities to 1) evaluate published research utilizing their existing SED 600 knowledge base, 2) expand their analytical abilities by learning about additional quantative, as well as qualitative, research designs (e.g. correlational, single-subject, ethnographic,etc.), and 3) synthesize findings in designated research areas in the form of at least one well-crafted literature review. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer. (GR)

SED 612: Quality Inclusion/Collaboration Methods 0

The study of the teaching process with special emphasis on competencies necessary for effective communication and interaction with parents, students, ancillary personnel, peers, paraprofessionals, and volunteers. The focus will be on mastery of how inclusion and the various service models allow for the team teaching of students with disabilities in the regular education setting. The course will examine collaboration, reciprocal teaching methods and strategies for academic and social inclusion of students. Offered Fall. (GR)

SED 615: Issues, Trends, and Research in Special Education 0

This course is designed as a seminar for the discussion of current issues and trends in special education. The role of research in educational reform will be highly emphasized. Topics may include, but are not limited to, inclusive education, collaborating with parents and professionals, assessment, early intervention, transition, and categories of disability. (GR)

SED 635: Reading Diagnosis and Instruction 0

This course provides for advance skill development of competencies for successful assessment and instruction for problem readers. The course will cover specific informal and formal assessment methods used in reading. Offered Spring. (GR)

SED 639: The Writing Process and Students with Disabilities 0

This course will investigate all stages of the writing process from both a student and teacher perspective. The focus will be on how to apply this information with students with disabilities in the regular and special education classroom. Offered Summer. (GR)

SED 642: Curriculum Modifications in the Content Areas of Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Technology 0

This course examines specific content and instructional strategies for teaching Math, Science, Technology and Social Studies to students with disabilities in the regular and special education classroom. Offered Spring. (GR)

SED 696: Comprehensive Examination 0

Candidates admitted to the graduate programs have the option to take a comprehensive exam at the end of their program of study or complete a thesis/research project (SED 699). Exam questions will be based on courses and field experiences of the graduate programs. (GR)

SED 699: Research Project in Special Education 0

This course is an alternative culminating project to the comprehensive exam, and is available, with the approval of the chair, to graduate candidates pursuing a Master's degree in special education. Candidates admitted to the graduate programs have the option to take a comprehensive exam (SED 696) at the end of their program of study or complete a thesis/research project. Under the direction of a faculty advisor, the candidate will demonstrate the capacity to complete independent research that he/she facilitates, organizes, and expresses in both oral and written form of an original thought or of questions that relate to his/her professional skills or interests in the field of special education. Prerequisites: Core courses and specialization courses. (GR)