2016 - 2017 Graduate Catalogue 
    
    Dec 14, 2019  
2016 - 2017 Graduate Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions | 4


Abbreviation of Courses

Accounting (AC)
Anthropology (AN)
Biology (BY)
Business Administration (BA)
Business Quantitative Analysis (BQ)
Chemistry (CH)
College Teaching (CT)
Community Counseling (CC)
Computer Information Systems (CS)
Cooperative Education (CEP)
Early Childhood Education (CE)
Earth Science (ES)
Economics (EC)
Education (ED)
Educational Psychology (EP)
Elementary Education (EE)
English (EH)
Environmental Science (EN)
Finance (FI)

History (HY)
Instructional Leadership (IL)
Journalism (JN)
Library Media (LM)
Management (MN)
Marketing (MK)
Mathematics (MH)
Online Teaching (OT)
Physical Education (PE)
Political Science (PS)
Psychology (PY)
School Counseling (SC)
Sociology (SY)
Special Education (SE)
Speech (SH)
Student Affairs (SA)
Teacher Leader (TL)
Theatre (TH)

The Unit of Credit

The unit of credit at the University of West Alabama is the semester hour. One semester hour represents one hour of class work or two hours of laboratory work each week throughout the semester. Two hours per week of out-of-class preparation is usually required for each semester hour of credit.

The Numbering System

The University of West Alabama uses a three-digit numbering system. The first digit designates the level of the course, as follows:

500-599 — courses for masters-level students
600-699 — courses for Education Specialist-level students

The second digit is reserved to the department to designate relevant classifications of courses within the respective disciplines. The third digit is used to designate sequence of courses (but not necessarily prerequisites) or to distinguish a special type of course, such as independent study.

 

EDUCATION (ED)

   •  ED 602. The Legal Context of Education (3)
   •  ED 603. Leadership for Enhanced Student Achievement (3)
   •  ED 604. Advanced Educational Research (3)
   •  ED 605. Teaching English Language Learners (3)
   •  ED 697. Selected Topics in Education (3)
   •  ED 698. Selected Topics in Education (3)

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (EP)

   •  EP 500. Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
   •  EP 506. Life-Span Development and Learning (3)
   •  EP 510. Advanced Theories of Learning (3)
   •  EP 597. Independent Study in Educational Psychology (1-3)
   •  EP 598. Selected Topics in Educational Psychology (3)
   •  EP 599. Thesis in Counseling/Psychology (1-3)

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (EE)

   •  EE 500. Teaching Reading (3)
   •  EE 503. Teaching Basic Skills in Reading (3)
   •  EE 504. Corrective and Remedial Reading (3)
   •  EE 506. Literature for Children and Young Adults (3)
   •  EE 520. Current Trends in Elementary Education (3)
   •  EE 523. Mathematics in the Elementary School (3)
   •  EE 524. Social Studies in the Elementary School (3)
   •  EE 525. Science in the Elementary School (3)
   •  EE 526. Language Arts in the Elementary School (3)
   •  EE 527. Directed Studies in Elementary Teaching (1-3)
   •  EE 528. Directed Studies in Elementary Teaching (1-3)
   •  EE 529. Internship in Elementary Education (3)
   •  EE 597. Independent Study in Elementary Education (1-3)
   •  EE 598. Selected Topics in Elementary Education (1-3)
   •  EE 599. Thesis in Elementary Education (3)
   •  EE 620. Teaching the Diverse Learner (3)
   •  EE 621. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas (3)
   •  EE 622. Learning Theory and Instructional Practice in Elementary Mathematics and Science (3)
   •  EE 623. Best Practices in Language Arts (3)
   •  EE 624. Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Programs (3)
   •  EE 627. Educational Assessment (3)
   •  EE 628. School Reform Models in Elementary Schools (3)

ENGLISH (EH)

   •  EH 501. Research in Literary Studies (3)
   •  EH 510. Twentieth-Century Poetry (3)
   •  EH 521. Chaucer and Selected Medieval Literature (3)
   •  EH 522. Shakespeare (3)
   •  EH 523. English Literature of the Seventeenth Century (3)
   •  EH 524. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature (3)
   •  EH 525. Nineteenth-Century English Poetry (3)
   •  EH 526. The English Novel (3)
   •  EH 527. Seminar in Nineteenth-Century English Literature (3)
   •  EH 528. Seminar in Twentieth-Century English Literature (3)
   •  EH 532. William Faulkner (3)
   •  EH 533. Seminar in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (3)
   •  EH 534. Seminar in Twentieth-Century American Literature (3)
   •  EH 536. The American Novel (3)
   •  EH 540. Literary Criticism (3)
   •  EH 550. Contemporary Fiction (3)
   •  EH 560. Advanced Grammar and Linguistics (3)
   •  EH 570. Advanced Creative Writing (3)
   •  EH 580. Teaching Composition (3)
   •  EH 588. Field Experience in English Language Arts Teaching (3)
   •  EH 589. Tutorial Practicum for Teachers (1)
   •  EH 597. Directed Studies in English (1-3)
   •  EH 598. Selected Topics in English (1-3)
   •  EH 599. Thesis Research (1-3)

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (EN)

   •  EN 501. Research Seminar in Environmental Sciences (1)
   •  EN 504. Research Design and Data Analysis (3)
   •  EN 508. Teaching College Environmental Science (3)
   •  EN 516. Endangered Species of Alabama (3)
   •  EN 517. Invasive Species of Alabama (3)
   •  EN 518. The Tombigbee River (4)
   •  EN 541. Environmental Toxicology (4)
   •  EN 542. Watershed Management (3)
   •  EN 550. Environmental Health and Safety Management (3)
   •  EN 551. Industrial Hygiene (3)
   •  EN 553. Appalachian Ecology (4)
   •  EN 554. Conservation Biology (3)
   •  EN 555. Ecological Management (3)
   •  EN 556. Ecological Restoration (3)
   •  EN 558. Subtropical Ecology (4)
   •  EN 559. Wetlands Ecology (3)
   •  EN 570. Environmental Chemistry (4)
   •  EN 580. Environmental Law (3)
   •  EN 597. Independent Study in Environmental Sciences (1-8)
   •  EN 598. Selected Topics in Environmental Sciences (1-4)
   •  EN 599. Thesis in Environmental Sciences (1-3)

FINANCE (FI)

   •  FI 507. Independent Study in Finance (3)
   •  FI 508. Special Topics in Finance (3)
   •  FI 511. Behavioral Finance and Organizational Decisions (3)
   •  FI 513. Financial Management (3)
   •  FI 514. Non-Profit Financial Management (3)
   •  FI 550. International Finance and Capital Markets (3)
   •  FI 551. International Financial Statement Analysis (3)

FIRE SCIENCE MANAGEMENT (FSC)

   •  FSC 500. Executive Development (3)
   •  FSC 505. Executive Analysis of Community Risk Reduction (3)
   •  FSC 510. Executive Analysis of Fire Service Operations in Emergency Management (3)
   •  FSC 515. Executive Leadership (3)

HISTORY (HY)

   •  HY 500. The Historian’s Craft (3)
   •  HY 503. The First World War (3)
   •  HY 504. The Second World War (3)
   •  HY 505. War of the Modern Age (3)
   •  HY 506. Film and History (3)
   •  HY 507. Directed Studies in History (1-3)
   •  HY 508. Meaning of the First World War (3)
   •  HY 509. Internship (3)
   •  HY 510. American Diplomatic History (3)
   •  HY 511. Colonial/Revolutionary America (3)
 

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