2016 - 2017 Graduate Catalogue 
    
    May 26, 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.

 

MATHEMATICS (MH)

   •  MH 550. Linear Optimization (3)
   •  MH 580. Technology for Mathematics Teachers (4)
   •  MH 584. Mathematics for Teachers (3)
   •  MH 590. History of Mathematics (3)
   •  MH 593. Logic and Set Theory (3)
   •  MH 595. Number Theory (3)
   •  MH 596. Graph Theory and Application (3)
   •  MH 597. Directed Studies in Mathematics (1-8)
   •  MH 598. Selected Topics in Mathematics (1-8)
   •  MH 599. Thesis in Mathematics (1-3)

ONLINE TEACHING (OT)

   •  OT 500. Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning (3)
   •  OT 501. Course Design and Development in Online Education (3)
   •  OT 502. Instructional Technology Tools (3)
   •  OT 509. Teaching Online Practicum (3)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE)

   •  PE 503. Physical Education Workshop (1-3)
   •  PE 509. Internship (3)
   •  PE 510. Protective Techniques for Injuries (3)
   •  PE 520. Physical Education in the Elementary School (3)
   •  PE 521. Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance (3)
   •  PE 522. The Physical Education Curriculum (3)
   •  PE 523. Adapted Physical Education (3)
   •  PE 524. Teaching Aspects of Physical Education (3)
   •  PE 531. Supervision in Physical Education (3)
   •  PE 532. Organization and Administration in Human Performance (3)
   •  PE 533. Athletic Administration Seminar (3)
   •  PE 534. Sport and Exercise Law (3)
   •  PE 535. Accounting and Economics in Sports (3)
   •  PE 537. Sport Management and Marketing (3)
   •  PE 539. Sport Management Practicum (3)
   •  PE 540. Techniques of Research in Human Performance (3)
   •  PE 542. Sport and Exercise Nutrition (3)
   •  PE 543. Kinesiology (3)
   •  PE 544. Exercise Physiology (3)
   •  PE 545. The Nature and Basis of Movement (3)
   •  PE 549. Exercise and Wellness Practicum (3)
   •  PE 550. Fitness Management (3)
   •  PE 551. Exercise Testing and Prescription (3)
   •  PE 565. Psychology and Sociology of Human Performance (3)
   •  PE 570. Development of Strength and Conditioning Programs (3)
   •  PE 572. Performance Enhancement Specialist (3)
   •  PE 573. Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Athletic Injuries (3)
   •  PE 574. Corrective Exercise Specialist (3)
   •  PE 575. Emergency Management of Athletic Injuries (1-3)
   •  PE 576. Sports Medicine Seminar and Workshop (1-3)
   •  PE 586. Intramural and Non-Competitive Activities (3)
   •  PE 597. Independent Study in Physical Education (1-3)
   •  PE 598. Selected Topics in Physical Education (1-3)
   •  PE 599. Thesis (1-3)

POLITICAL SCIENCE (PS)

   •  PS 507. Problems in American Government for the Secondary Teacher (3)
   •  PS 598. Selected Topics in Political Science (3)

PSYCHOLOGY (PY)

   •  PY 500. Master’s Thesis Research (3)
   •  PY 501. Statistics and Research Methods I (3)
   •  PY 502. Statistics and Research Methods II (3)
   •  PY 505. Professional Developmental in Psychology (1)
   •  PY 510. Advanced Developmental Psychology (3)
   •  PY 512. Psychology of Emotion (3)
   •  PY 515. Advanced Sports Psychology (3)
   •  PY 520. The Diagnostic Process for Mental Disorders (3)
   •  PY 525. Personality Assessment (3)
   •  PY 526. Marriage and Family Therapy (3)
   •  PY 527. The Therapeutic Relationship (3)
   •  PY 528. Health Psychology (3)
   •  PY 529. Psychopharmacology (3)
   •  PY 530. Advanced Social Psychology (3)
   •  PY 535. Advanced Techniques in Family Counseling (3)
   •  PY 540. Advanced Cognitive Psychology (3)
   •  PY 541. Techniques of Counseling (3)
   •  PY 544. Exercise Physiology (3)
   •  PY 550. Theories of Personality (3)
   •  PY 555. Systems Theory in Psychology (3)
   •  PY 560. Psychological Tests and Measurements (3)
   •  PY 563. Assessment Techniques in Family Counseling (3)
   •  PY 565. Psychology and Sociology of Human Performance (3)
   •  PY 570. Systems of Psychotherapy (3)
   •  PY 590. Master’s Thesis (1-3)
   •  PY 595. Professional Orientation and Ethics (3)
   •  PY 597. Selected Topics in Psychology (1-3)
   •  PY 598. Psychology Practicum (3)
   •  PY 599. Internship in Counseling Psychology (3)

SOCIOLOGY (SY)

   •  SY 517. Contemporary Social Problems for the Secondary Teacher (3)

SPECIAL EDUCATION (SE)

   •  SE 500. Introduction to Special Education (3)
   •  SE 501. Characteristics and Strategies for Special Needs Students (3)
   •  SE 502. Developing Receptive and Expressive Communication Skills (3)
   •  SE 503. Seminar in Behavior Management (3)
   •  SE 504. Seminar in Special Education Issues (3)
   •  SE 506. Teaching the Severely and Profoundly Disabled (3)
   •  SE 508. Assistive Technology and the Law (3)
   •  SE 552. Methods for the Collaborative Teacher/Special Education K-6 (3)
   •  SE 554. Methods for the Collaborative Teacher/Special Education 6-12 (3)
   •  SE 558. Practicum in Special Education K-6 (3)
   •  SE 559. Practicum in Special Education 6-12 (3)
   •  SE 597. Independent Study in Special Education (1-3)
   •  SE 598. Selected Topics in Special Education (1-3)
   •  SE 599. Thesis in Special Education (1-3)
   •  SE 600. Assistive Technology (3)
   •  SE 601. Inclusive Practices and Transitions (3)
   •  SE 602. Positive Counseling Services for Teachers and Families (3)
   •  SE 603. Advanced Measurement and Assessment in Special Education (3)
   •  SE 604. Methods and Materials for Gifted and Talented (3)
   •  SE 605. Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
 

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