Dec 02, 2022  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


This section of the Catalog includes course descriptions, listed alphabetically by discipline. The descriptions provide information on course numbers, titles, the level of instruction, credit, course sequence, content, and prerequisites as shown in the following example:

SWKM 5000 Generalist Practice in a Multicultural Society
Credits: 4 (4 + 0) 
Prerequisite: SWKM 5150
This course provides students with the knowledge, values and skills for generalist practice with diverse client systems.  The course focuses on the ethics and values, professional relationships, interviewing, assessment, and evaluation at the micro, mezzo, and/or macro levels. 

The first four letters, called the course subject code, represent the area of study or discipline, e.g., SWKM represents social work (master's level). The course number follows the course subject code, e.g., 5000. The first digit in a four-digit course number designates the level of instruction. Only courses numbered 5000 or above will be included in credits toward a degree. Following each course number is the semester hours of credit. As an example, SWKM 5000-4 is a master's level, four-credit course. After the course number is the course title, which is followed by the number of credit hours (5). Course descriptions provide a summary of the content of the course. If a prerequisite must be met before a student can register for the course, this information is listed above the course description. A list of courses being offered in a given semester, instructors, class meeting times, and locations is described in the Class Schedule located on the Office of the Registrar’s website, msudenver.edu/registrar/classschedules.

Types of Courses

  • Regular courses appear in this section of the University Catalog and are offered on a regular basis.
  • Independent study courses provide students the opportunity to pursue in-depth study of a topic of special interest. Independent study courses are specified as 698_ and include an alpha character in the course number. Independent study courses are published in the Class Schedule.
  • Special topics or omnibus courses are temporary courses that are not listed in the Catalog. They may be used to pilot-test a course, present a special topic, or provide a unique, experiential-learning opportunity. Omnibus courses use a specified range of course numbers (590_, 690_) and include an alpha character in the course number. Omnibus courses are published in the Class Schedule.
  • Variable topics courses allow courses of varying titles under an overall theme or “umbrella” course. Variable topic courses include an alpha character in the course number and are published in the Class Schedule.

Accounting, Department of

Accounting

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    Class Schedules

    ACCM 5000 - Accounting Ethics, Professionalism, and Leadership



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Master's Standing

    Description: This graduate-level course provides the ethical grounding professional accountants need to identify ethical issues that they might face and to respond effectively to them. The foundational construct is from Giving Voice to Values modeling. Students will evaluate dilemmas utilizing the major theoretical ethical reasoning models and the ethical principles included in the codes of ethics disseminated and enforced by the major accounting organizations, with emphasis on the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. Completion of this course qualifies a student for the accounting ethics course requirement for CPA licensure in Colorado per the Colorado Board of Accountancy, effective July 1, 2015.

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    ACCM 5020 - Communication and Accounting Research



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course develops a student's knowledge, skills, and abilities in communication and research in accounting. The course focuses on written and oral communication and accounting research.

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    ACCM 5050 - Accounting Concepts



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course introduces accounting concepts, principles, and practices needed by business managers. The course focuses on the reporting, analysis, and interpretation of accounting information, as well as the role it plays in the decision making process. Students will be able to identify and analyze the economic consequences of transactions on the financial statements used by external stakeholders and they will develop the tools necessary to make effective economic decisions. This course may be used as a leveling course for MPAcc students and does not count toward the thirty credit hours required for the MPAcc degree.

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    ACCM 5060 - Commercial Law for Accountants



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course provides a contemporary view of the legal environment as it relates to the accounting profession. Students study selected provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code including secured transactions, commercial paper, and sales. Students also study and analyze cases and problems in bankruptcy, financial reporting, and professional liability.

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    ACCM 5090 - Tax Research



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ACC 3090 with grade of "C" or better or permission of the instructor.

    Description: The purpose of this course is to conduct in-depth tax research applicable to federal tax law, including the use of traditional and computerized tax services. The emphasis is on tax planning principles.

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    ACCM 5200 - Contemporary Auditing Issues



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Master's standing or permission of the instructor

    Description: This course is a study of the theory and practice of auditing and attestation services with a special emphasis on current developments and approaches. The course concentrates on the public accounting environment, internal control, contemporary methodologies in auditing and attestation, generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS), auditing research, and corporate governance.

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    ACCM 5300 - Seminar in Accounting Information Systems



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ACC 3300 with grade of "C" or better or permission of the instructor

    Description: This course builds upon basic areas such as the knowledge of, and the ability to institute critical accounting-related information technology governance.  It involves students in the creation and evaluation of accounting and accounting information systems controls.  The course also covers current and emerging areas in accounting information systems.

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    ACCM 5400 - Strategic Cost Management



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ACC 3400 (or equivalent) with grade of C or better or ACCM 5050 with grade of C or better.

    Description: This course applies managerial and cost accounting concepts and procedures to strategic business decisions. Topics covered include cost management systems, capital budgeting techniques, inventory management, organizational performance measurement, transfer pricing, and other current topics that support management decision-making.

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    ACCM 5420 - International Financial Accounting, Reporting, and Analysis



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ACC 3510 with grade of "C" or better

    Description: This course focuses on identifying and managing the similarities and differences in financial reporting practices throughout the world. The topics include the background to international accounting, a comparison between Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), discussion of specific IFRS, international financial statement analysis, emerging issues in IFRS and the United States' transition to IFRS.

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    ACCM 5510 - Accounting Theory



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ACCM 3520 with grade of "C" or better

    Description: In this course, students analyze the theoretical foundations that underlie financial reporting.  This is achieved by examining the authoritative pronouncements and the contemporary accounting literature.

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    ACCM 5520 - Business Combinations



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ACC 3520 with grade of "C" or better

    Description: This course is a comprehensive study of business combinations focusing on the preparation of consolidated financial statements. Complexities inherent in consolidating investments in foreign subsidiaries and complex groups are addressed in depth. Additional topics include variable interest entities, foreign currency transactions, hedging transactions, equity method investments, and a review of some of the empirical research in this area.

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    ACCM 5530 - Business Valuation and Fair Value Accounting



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ACC 3520 with a grade of "C" or better

    Description: This course applies accounting principles and financial models to value business entities. Students design financial models and use current technologies to price debt instruments, equity securities, and intangible assets.

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    ACCM 5550 - Contemporary Accounting Issues



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ACC 3510 with grade of "C" or better

    Description: This course analyzes and evaluates current issues involving the accounting profession. Exposure drafts, discussion papers and other recent pronouncements of various accounting regulatory bodies are discussed.

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    ACCM 5600 - Fraud Awareness



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course examines various aspects of fraud with a focus on how and why fraud is committed and how fraud can be deterred or prevented . Students address issues related to forensic accounting and ethics within a framework of fraudulent matters.

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    ACCM 5650 - Legal Elements of Fraud



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ACCM 5600 with grade of "C" or better

    Description: This course provides students with an understanding of the rules of evidence and an overview of the criminal and civil justice system, including a focus on the court and trial process. The course addresses aspects of engagements and investigation, and the role and responsibilities of the expert witness.

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    ACCM 5800 - Applied Internal Auditing



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course applies contemporary case study, research methodology, and practical experience to internal audit principles. Topics explored include corporate governance, enterprise risk management, continuous auditing techniques, fraud auditing, and professional development.

    Note: Students who have taken ACC 4700 Internal Auditing may NOT take this course.

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    ACCM 5802 - Performance Auditing



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Master's Standing

    Description: This course applies performance auditing standards, principles, and methodologies to auditing case studies. Topics explored include service delivery models, internal controls, risk management, criteria development, audit recommendations, evidence evaluation, performance testing, and professional development.

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    ACCM 5810 - Small Business Consulting and Accounting



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ACCM 5020 with grade of "C" or better

    Description: This course focuses on the skills necessary to provide accounting services to a small business.  Students provide accounting services and advice to local small businesses.

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    ACCM 5820 - Data Analysis for Fraud and Litigation



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Completed with a "C" or better: ACCM 5200, ACCM 5600, ACCM 5800, or ACCM 5901

    Description: This course applies contemporary data analysis practices to develop analytical models used in fraud and litigation cases. Students work with multiple data types, data tools, and relational modeling software to produce conclusions used in professional fraud investigations. Data analysis systems used in this course include FileViewer, Microsoft Excel, IDEA, and ACL.

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    ACCM 5901 - Internal Audit Projects



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Master's level standing OR permission of the MPAcc Coordinator.  Completion of an undergraduate auditing course with a grade of C or better.

    Description: This course focuses on the practical application of audit theory.  Students will perform an internal audit of a business unit under close faculty supervision.  During this course, students will gain a thorough understanding of the operational, financial, technological, and cultural factors driving a work group in order to assess the risks pervasive in a business environment.  Students will present recommendations for business process improvements to senior management and the Board of Trustees.

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    ACCM 5980 - Master's Accounting Internship



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Degree-seeking MPAcc student, coursework related to internship, permission of the MPAcc internship coordinator, and 3.0 GPA in MPAcc courses

    Description: This course provides an internship experience in a business entity or a governmental agency, that is related to accounting and which is supervised in conjunction with an accounting faculty member.

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    ACCM 6080 - Tax Leadership and Management



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Master's standing and [ACC 3090 with a "C" or better and ACC 3110 with a "C" or better or one year of supervised experience in tax preparation]

    Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to supervise undergraduate students through a tax preparation season. It includes interaction with community partners, IRS tax return submissions, and advanced tax knowledge application. During the course, students will complete schedules, mentor and assess undergraduate students, and provide leadership to create an efficient and effective tax site.

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    ACCM 6090 - Tax Practice and Procedure



    Credits: 3

    Pre/Corequisite(s): ACCM 5090 with "C" or better

    Description: This course covers the organization of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the return filing process, the assessment process, the refund process, civil penalties, practice before the IRS, criminal investigations, fraud, prosecutions, the collection process, practical applications of IRS rules and aspects of case law.

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    ACCM 6100 - Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders I



    Credits: 3

    Pre/Corequisite(s): ACCM 5090 with "C" or better

    Description: This course provides an in-depth analysis of federal corporate taxation.  Students study a variety of topics including formation, organization, operation, and dissolution.

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    ACCM 6110 - Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders II



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ACCM 6100 with "C" or better

    Description: This course provides an in-depth analysis of tax accounting, consolidated returns, and reorganization under the Internal Revenue Code.

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    ACCM 6140 - Taxation of Partners and Partnerships



    Credits: 3

    Pre/Corequisite(s): ACCM 5090 with "C" or better

    Description: This course is a detailed study of the taxation of partnerships and partners. Topics include the formation, operations and liquidation of a partnership.

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    ACCM 6150 - Tax Planning, Trusts, Estates and Gifts



    Credits: 3

    Pre/Corequisite(s): ACCM 5090 with "C" or better

    Description: This course is devoted to federal estate, gift and trust tax laws with an emphasis on the accountant's role in tax planning.

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    ACCM 6160 - Taxation of International Transactions



    Credits: 3

    Pre/Corequisite(s): ACCM 5090 with "C" or better

    Description: This course covers the operational and policy issues underlying the federal income taxation of international transactions, including both outbound and inbound transactions.

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    ACCM 6170 - Taxation of Oil, Gas, and Minerals



    Credits: 3

    Pre/Corequisite(s): ACCM 5090 with "C" or better

    Description: This course covers the application of the taxation of the oil, gas, and mineral industries. Topics include acquisition, operation, and disposition of natural resource properties; preproduction expenditures, depletion, and depreciation; and tax planning for natural resource investments.

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    ACCM 6580 - Financial Statement Analysis and Quantitative Methods



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ACC 3520 with grade of "C" or better

    Pre/Corequisite(s): ACCM 5020 with "C" or better

    Description: This course focuses on the core theory in the practice of financial analysis. The course aims to be an interface between financial reporting and corporate finance by providing a synthesis of the types of quantitative methods used in financial statement analysis.

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    ACCM 6600 - Occupational Fraud



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ACCM 5600 with "C" or better

    Description: This course focuses on what constitutes occupational fraud and white-collar crime and how they are committed. Students develop the skills necessary to detect and investigate allegations of occupational and white-collar fraud and to cultivate an ability to detect material financial statement fraud. The importance of internal control and accounting information systems, as well as the role of the auditing process in the prevention and detection of fraud, are also explored.

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    ACCM 6840 - Variable Topics in Accounting, Fraud, and Taxation



    Credits: 3

    Pre/Corequisite(s): ACCM 5020 with "C" or better

    Description: This course entails in-depth considerations of specific issues in various areas of accounting. The emphasis is on the exploration of theory, current research, and professional practice. The course content will vary and the course may be repeated for a maximum of twelve credit hours.

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    ACCM 6900 - Teaching of Accounting



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor and department chair

    Description: This course provides a student with teaching assistant experience under close faculty supervision. It includes seminar meetings and additional hours of teaching-related applications each week.  During the seminar portion of the course, students discuss active learning environments, how to make presentations, and how to write materials for presentations.

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    ACCM 6950 - Accounting Research



    Credits: 1-3

    Prerequisite(s): ACCM 5020 with "C" or better and permission of instructor

    Description: The student works with a faculty member on a research project by assisting with the literature review, the collection of data, and the presentation of the findings.

Computer Information Systems, Department of

Computer Information Systems

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    CISM 5050 - Information Systems Strategy Planning



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course builds an understanding of information technology from a management perspective. Students develop an understanding of the links between information technology, business strategy, business process management, and organizational management dynamics. Three main themes are emphasized: the current market for IT capabilities and services, ways to gain competitive advantage by using information technology to enable new value-enhancing strategies and business models and products, and understanding how managers should specify, source, deploy, manage and support their information technology assets and infrastructure.

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    CISM 5600 - Knowledge Discovery using Business Analytics



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): CISM 5050

    Description: This course presents students with tools and concepts from each of the three areas of Business Analytics-Descriptive Analytics, Predictive Analytics, and Prescriptive Analytics. Descriptive Analytics addresses descriptive statistics and the exploration of data. Predictive Analytics covers regression analysis, model building, time series analysis, forecasting and Analysis of Variance. Prescriptive Analytics addresses decision making under uncertainty and risk, linear optimization, integer optimization nonlinear optimization, and simulation modeling. A variety of software tools are used to analyze data and solve decision-making problems.

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    CISM 5700 - Practical Business Analytics



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): CISM 5600

    Description: This course introduces the role of business analytics in organizations using a variety of business analytics methods. This course applies practical methodologies, strategies, and best practices for performing descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. In order to support the overall business analytics framework and methodology, this course also includes the use of enterprise level analytics tools and systems.

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    CISM 5800 - Data Mining for Business Intelligence



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): CISM 5600

    Description: This course provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of data mining concepts and techniques and hands-on experience in applying these techniques to practical real-world business problems using commercial data mining software. As an applied course, the emphasis is on application and interpretation of various data mining methods using business cases and data.

Economics, Department of

Economics

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    ECOM 5050 - Managerial Economics



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course applies the fundamental tools of price theory--consumer and firm behavior, demand and supply, the allocation of resources, competition and monopoly-to managerial decision making. This course analyzes external interactions of the firm with its customers, competitors, markets, and the government. This course also analyzes the various issues the firm faces when interacting with its various stakeholders. This includes issues related to organizational structure and contract design, especially as these issues relate to opportunism, rent-seeking, and asymmetric information, are discussed.

Finance, Department of

Finance

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    FINM 5050 - Corporate Finance



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course emphasizes effective financial decision making. The course covers a variety of managerial finance topics including financial statement analysis, financial planning and forecasting, security valuation, risk and return, and capital budgeting.

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    FINM 5800 - Strategic Finance



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): FINM 5050 with a grade of "C" or better

    Description: This case study oriented, interactive course applies principles and analytical skills developed in the MBA core to evaluate the impact of alterative financial strategies and policies on a company. Topics to be addressed include capital budgeting, financing decisions, firm valuation analysis of merger and acquisitions, and working capital management. To enhance critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, teamwork, and spreadsheet analysis, in combination with routine written and oral presentations, are essential components of the course.

Health Professions, Department of

Health Professions

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    HCMM 5000 - Fundamentals of Health Care Systems and Organizational Structures



    Credits: 3

    Description: Students in this course engage in an overview of the U.S. health care system.  Students will learn about the role of providers in different health care settings, payers, intermediaries and other public and corporate entities involved in the delivery of health care services.  Organizational structures, economic and political influences, financing and payment and evolving changes occurring in the health industry in the United States will be evaluated. Perspectives of the various stakeholders and cultural challenges in health care delivery are also reviewed.  Critical issues such as access, quality, utilization, costs, technology, regulation, and ethics will be analyzed.

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    HCMM 5010 - Health Care Administration, Theory and Application, Governance, and Leadership



    Credits: 3

    Corequisite(s): HCMM 5000

    Description: Students in this course will analyze and evaluate the environment surrounding health care administration, governance, legal structures, and organizational leadership. Composition, diversity, cultural proficiency, and qualities that define excellence in governance and leadership of health care organizations will be considered. An examination of principles and theories related to managing different types of complex organizations will be addressed. Students will consider the role of governing boards, executives, and administrative leadership teams in developing a mission-focused culture that supports organizational strategic objectives, regulatory and policy changes, organizational change, excellent communications and overall organizational leadership.

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    HCMM 5020 - Health Care Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Change, and Development



    Credits: 3

    Corequisite(s): HCMM 5000

    Description: Students in this course will analyze and evaluate concepts and theories surrounding human resources and organizational behavior/development pertaining to the health care industry. Topics of study include: human resource functions; job analysis and design; recruitment, selection, and retention; performance management; employee relations; training, compensation, benefits; organizational development/behavior; HR legal and regulatory policies; organized labor; workforce innovation, forecasting, emotional intelligence and diversity.

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    HCMM 5030 - Health Care Legal Principles, Compliance, and Ethics



    Credits: 3

    Corequisite(s): HCMM 5000

    Description: Students in this course will survey the major legal and ethical issues of the health care system. The course covers the legal issues surrounding the relationships of patient, provider, and health care institution. There will be specific isolation for analysis by career designation, i.e., MD, RN, etc., as well as ways in which organizations manage these professionals from a legal standpoint. Further, the course will focus on shareholder responsibility, corporate compliance, key cases in health care law, elements of assault, battery, tort, etc., and elements of ethics within health care and how they are both similar and dissimilar to legal concepts.

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    HCMM 5040 - Population and Community Health



    Credits: 3

    Corequisite(s): HCMM 5000

    Description: Students in this course will differentiate perspectives of the healthcare delivery system, identify chronic diseases and wellness needs at a community level using disparate sources of data, and create programs to address health determinants and care coordination among a defined population of individuals. Further, the course content will include information needed for designing plans to improve the health status of the community and its members. Concepts provided in this course will help students identify methods to conduct community health assessments, evaluate community intervention programs, and utilize data to understand community health profiles. Cultural competence will also be considered through both theory and case studies. Relevant data will also support the incidence of health disparities as it applies to the individual and the community.

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    HCMM 5050 - Seminar in Health Administration: Current Topics, Trends, Policy, and Sustainability



    Credits: 3

    Corequisite(s): HCMM 5000

    Description: Students in this course will appraise current topics and trends within health care administration environment.  Due to the changing healthcare environment, these topics and trends will shift over time.  In addition, students will also develop the ability to explain and summarize evolving policy and ongoing efforts of sustainability.  Familiarity with progressive trend setting, payment structures, innovative models of healthcare delivery, and modern policymakers are critical to the success of health care administration personnel. Students will have the ability to discuss, debate, and make informed evidence-based recommendations concerning the contemporary state of health care administration.

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    HCMM 5060 - Health Information Systems



    Credits: 3

    Corequisite(s): HCMM 5000

    Description: Students in this course will gain insights to the use of information systems on evaluating and improving the quality and efficiency of the delivery of health care. After reviewing data gathered by contemporary health information systems, students will engage in applied exercises to identify how information and decision support tools can be used to investigate and formulate responses to current health care management problems.

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    HCMM 5070 - Seminar in Health Administration: Capstone Preparation



    Credits: 1

    Corequisite(s): HCMM 5000

    Description: Students in this seminar course will transition from theory to practice, including evaluating elements of professional relationship skills and accountability.  Considered the pre-requisite to the capstone internship and thesis courses, students will explore internship and thesis options for their capstone, develop goals and create measurable learning objectives.

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    HCMM 5080 - Marketing and Strategy in the Health Industry



    Credits: 3

    Corequisite(s): HCMM 5000

    Description: Students in this course will explore concepts of strategic and marketing management - analyze mission, vision, external trends, competitive forces and internal issues and investigate primary and secondary research - all in creating, executing, and analyzing a strategic plan.  Students will evaluate marketing principles of product, price, place, and promotion, as well as positioning as derived from the strategic plan in order to create a marketing plan.  Students will critique how all aspects of health care management - including financial and operations management - are derived from the health care organization's strategy.

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    HCMM 5090 - Financial Analyses and Application in Health Care Organizations



    Credits: 3

    Corequisite(s): HCMM 5000

    Description: Students in this course will be familiarized with the financial statements used to manage health care businesses and the essential skills of financial statement analysis and budgeting. Students will explore the key elements of managing the revenue cycle in health care, pricing, cost analysis, expense management, and capital investment analysis. Students in the course will also be challenged to use financial and operational data to support management decision-making.

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    HCMM 5100 - Health Care Research Methods and Statistical Analysis



    Credits: 3

    Corequisite(s): HCMM 5000

    Description: Students in this course will gain an overview of essential statistical concepts in health care administration including descriptive statistics, sampling and hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and fundamental inferential techniques. Students will then apply this knowledge to implementing various research study designs methodologies (quantitative, qualitative and mixed), using hands-on experiences to apply concepts presented in the course to health services research ideas of interest.

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    HCMM 5200 - Health Care Operations, Risk Management, and Quality Assessment and Improvement



    Credits: 3

    Corequisite(s): HCMM 5000

    Description: Students in this course will obtain a comprehensive and practical examination of all aspects of operations management in health care. Students will use mathematical skills to critically assess patient flows, process and quality improvement, volume projection, and supply chain management to improve processes in health care organizations. Detailed content on reducing cycle times (e.g., patient wait times), measuring productivity, streamlining process flows, tracking outcomes, quality, and performance metrics, and risk assessment of health care business processes will also be presented.

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    HCMM 5300 - Health Economics



    Credits: 3

    Corequisite(s): HCMM 5000

    Description: Students in this course will evaluate economic concepts and tools including demand theory and production functions in health care. Insurance, provider, and health care labor markets will be examined.  Economic information will be used to analyze markets and understand contemporary policy issues in health care in the U.S. Assessment of economic utility in health care from different stakeholder perspectives will also be addressed.

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    HCMM 6100 - Health Administration Capstone: Internship



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): HCMM 5000, 5010, 5020, 5030, 5040, 5050, 5060, 5070, 5080, 5090, 5100, 5200 & 5300

    Description: Considered the culminating experience for students in the Master of Health Administration program. This capstone course is a structured field experience in which students work under direct supervision of a faculty advisor and internship preceptor.  Students function as an integral member of a health care organization to complete a minimum of 150 field hours.  The purpose of the field capstone is to obtain first-hand knowledge, apply didactics, build professional competencies, gain critical thinking skills, negotiate consensus and collaboration in work teams, and analyze administrative and operational matters.

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    HCMM 6200 - Health Administration Capstone: Thesis



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): HCMM 5000, 5010, 5020, 5030, 5040, 5050, 5060, 5070, 5080, 5090, 5100, 5200 & 5300

    Description: Considered the culminating experience for students in the Master of Health Administration program. This capstone course requires completion of a major analytical paper.  Students investigate a health care topic related to his/her career aspirations or personal research interests.  Under direct supervision of a faculty advisor, students will analyze, synthesize, and integrate previously learned knowledge gleaned from coursework and professional experiences.  Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research and create an individual, unique, analytical thesis paper and present the project and findings to peers and faculty.

Management, Department of

Management

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    MGTM 5050 - Legal Analysis and Sustainability



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course focuses on current issues in business, law, and ethics to analyze the challenges and responsibilities of a business in meeting the interests of all stakeholders. The class emphasizes sustainable development and ethics with a focus on social, environmental, and economic resources and impacts within a legal framework at a state, federal and international level.

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    MGTM 5100 - Operations and Supply Chain Management



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course examines the management of operations both within service and manufacturing organizations and in the broader context of the supply chain. Special emphasis is placed on process analysis, continuous quality improvement, lean methods, and developing analytical skills for the purpose of supporting effective business decision making.

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    MGTM 5200 - Global Enterprise Management



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course focuses on the challenges and opportunities associated with organizational management and business strategy in the global environment. Students are exposed to an overview of the process and effects of internationalization in the current business environment. The course provides an overview of theories, concepts and skills needed to manage effectively in today's global environment. Students integrate knowledge gained from other business courses to understand the conceptual framework of global business issues and apply knowledge and analytical tools to business situations.

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    MGTM 5800 - Transforming Organizations through Leadership



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course integrates knowledge and practices for leaders to conceptualize and realize organizational transformation for improved effectiveness, better financial performance, and a vibrant culture. The course utilizes a systems approach to analyze complex, dynamic organizations in order to synthesize a path to greater organizational success through effective leadership.

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    MGTM 6000 - Integrative and Strategic Perspectives of Organizations



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ACCM 5050, CISM 5050, ECOM 5050, FINM 5050, MGTM 5050, MGTM 5100, MGTM 5200, MKTM 5050

    Description: This is the MBA capstone course representing an integrative experience dealing with strategic organizational issues. Analysis of internal and external factors affecting the development of company objectives and strategies are examined. Students learn the complexities involved in determining long-term strategies, examine the dynamics of the competitive environment, and discuss how an industry may change as a result of the capabilities and competitive interactions of rival firms. The course stresses the interrelationships among major functional areas and the adjustments that may result from changes in strategy. Students are expected to apply analytical tools developed in the MBA Core and this course.

Marketing, Department of

Marketing

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    MKTM 5050 - Marketing Analysis and Planning



    Credits: 3

    Description: In this course, students gain a working knowledge of marketing planning and implementation in the context of a firm's strengths, overall strategy, and competitive environment. Students use marketing information to conduct internal and external analyses that support effective decision making. The course emphasizes the development of decision-making skills regarding market selection, pricing, promotion, product definition, and distribution channels in order to create and manage long-term, profitable customer relationships.

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    MKTM 5800 - Advanced Strategic Marketing and Analysis



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): MKTM 5050

    Description: In this course, students apply analytic tools and methods to evaluate and select customer-centric marketing strategies within specific product-markets to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. These strategic processes include analyzing competitors and markets, evaluating and selecting customer segments, designing strategies appropriate to the product lifecycle, and organizing the marketing function. This course bridges the disciplines of marketing and strategic management through cases, client projects, and/or simulations.

Nutrition, Department of

Nutrition

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    NUTM 5800 - Advanced Practicum in Dietetics



    Credits: 16

    Prerequisite(s): DPD verification statement

    Description: Supervised practical experience in clinical, food service, and community settings for development of entry-level skills for the registered dietitian.

Social Work, Department of

Social Work

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    SWKM 5000 - Generalist Practice I in a Multicultural Society



    Credits: 4

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework. 

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 5150

    Pre/Corequisite(s): SWKM 5050 and SWKM 5100

    Description: This course provides students with the knowledge, values and skills for generalist practice with diverse client systems.  It focuses on ethics and values, professional relationships, interviewing, assessment and evaluation at the micro, mezzo and/or macro levels.

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    SWKM 5050 - Social Policy Analysis



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 5100

    Description: This course analyzes the historical, economic, political and social factors underlying the United States social welfare system. The impact of current policies on diverse groups is examined.

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    SWKM 5100 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment I: Prenatal through Adolescence



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program.  Students must adhere to required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 5050

    Description: This course examines the reciprocal relationships between individuals and their environments. Knowledge of biopsychosocial, cultural and spiritual development from prenatal through adolescence is included. Students learn to critically analyze micro, mezzo and macro theories and explore ways in which theories can be used to structure professional activities at the micro, mezzo and macro levels.

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    SWKM 5150 - Field Experience I



    Credits: 5

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 5000

    Pre/Corequisite(s): SWKM 5050 and SWKM 5100

    Description: This course involves supervised practice experience in a social agency serving diverse client populations.  A concurrent field practicum assists in the development of generalist practice skills with individuals, families, groups and larger systems.  Two hundred and forty hours of agency practice, plus a field seminar, are required. 

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    SWKM 5200 - Generalist Practice II in a Multicultural Society



    Credits: 4

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 5000.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 5350

    Pre/Corequisite(s): SWKM 5250 and SWKM 5300

    Description: Utilizing an ecological perspective, this course provides students with the knowledge and skills for generalist, multicultural practice with all client systems. It focuses on goal setting, interventions, and outcomes at the micro, mezzo and/or macro levels.

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    SWKM 5250 - Research Methods in Social Work



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 5050.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 5300

    Description: This course introduces research methods including conceptualizing research problems; designing a survey; sampling, measuring, collecting and interpreting data; and presenting results. Both qualitative and quantitative research methods are presented. The emphasis is placed on conducting multiculturally focused research and evaluating findings critically.

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    SWKM 5300 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment II: Young Adulthood through Old Age



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 5100.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 5250

    Description: This course provides content on the reciprocal relationships between individuals and their environments. Knowledge of biopsychosocial, cultural and spiritual development from young adulthood through old age is included. Students learn to critically analyze micro, mezzo and macro theories and to explore ways in which theories can be used to structure professional activities at the micro, mezzo and macro levels.

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    SWKM 5350 - Field Experience II



    Credits: 5

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 5150.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework. 

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 5200

    Description: This course involves supervised practice experience in a social agency serving diverse client populations.  A concurrent field practicum assists in the development of generalist practice skills with individuals, families, groups and larger systems.  Two hundred and forty hours of agency practice, plus a field seminar, are required.

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    SWKM 6002 - Direct Practice



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 5350 or a block of 30 foundation-year credits.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 6150

    Description: The course focuses on the advanced clinical skills needed to work with individuals, families and groups from a biopsychosocial, spiritual, cultural, and strengths perspective. Students build on the generalist foundation using theories and models of advanced clinical engagement, assessment, and evidence-based intervention. The course introduces clinical research strategies to evaluate client outcomes, recognizing the impact that past and present social policies have on the service delivery system. Students design a practice evaluation outcome project using their professional field experience.

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    SWKM 6003 - Program Need, Design, and Development



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 5350 or a block of 30 foundation-year credits.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 6150

    Description: This course focuses on advanced macro practice skills from an ecological perspective and provides students with instruction and experience in assessing, engaging, planning, and executing projects in collaboration with organizations and communities. The course focuses on organizational and community change, program design and development, leadership, and resource acquisition and allocation.

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    SWKM 6050 - Advanced Policy and Programming



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 6256.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 6256

    Description: This course is an advanced-level policy course in which students explore challenges confronting society with regard to national and global policy practice and advocacy. Students examine and critically analyze current social policies and trends and existing social service delivery systems. Emphasis is on the national and global impact of current policy, as well as programs upon minority and disenfranchised populations. Students examine evidence-based policy practice paradigms.

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    SWKM 6100 - Family Therapy



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 5350 or a block of 30 foundation-year credits.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 6207

    Description: This course focuses on the family as a unit of assessment and intervention in clinical social work practice. Students examine theoretical perspectives and major family therapy models used to understand and analyze family dynamics and interactional patterns. They investigate how techniques of intervention are applied to diverse families with varied system and individual problems.

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    SWKM 6150 - Field Experience III



    Credits: 5

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 5350 or a block of 30 foundation-year credits.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 6002 and SWKM 6003

    Description: This course involves supervised practice experience in a social agency that serves a diverse client population.  A concurrent field practicum assists in the integration of theory and practice as students develop advanced skills with individuals, families, groups and larger systems.  Three hundred hours of agency practice, plus a field seminar, are required.

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    SWKM 6201 - Direct Interventions: Older Adults



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 6002.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 6250

    Description: This course is designed to integrate the theories, practices and advocacy skills that are needed for effective social work with older adults and their families in mental health and health care settings. Students examine issues of evaluation and treatment approaches, care giving, case management, support groups, and service delivery.

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    SWKM 6202 - Direct Interventions: Children/Youth/Families



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 6002.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 6250

    Description: This course focuses on the advanced clinical skills needed to work with children and youth with mental health disorders. Theories for clinical (problem-based and strengths-based) assessments, diagnoses, and evidence-based interventions are examined from an ecological and multicultural perspective. Students examine the accessibility to, and effectiveness of, the mental health service delivery system. They conduct a practice evaluation outcome project using their professional field experience.

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    SWKM 6203 - Direct Interventions: Child Welfare



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 6002.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 6250

    Description: This course focuses on the experiences of children and families in the child welfare system and the impact of neglect, abuse, and family violence. Practice content is from a family-centered, strengths-based approach. Child protective policies and practices are examined. Special consideration is given to diverse family types. Students conduct a practice evaluation outcome project using their professional field experience.

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    SWKM 6204 - Direct Interventions: Adult Mental Health



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 6002. Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 6250

    Description: This course focuses on the advanced clinical skills needed to work with adults with mental health disorders from an ecological perspective. Theories for clinical (problem-based and strengths-based) assessments, diagnoses, and evidence-based interventions are presented. The accessibility to and effectiveness of the mental health service delivery system is examined. Students conduct a practice evaluation outcome project using their professional field experience.

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    SWKM 6205 - Social Entrepreneurship and Social Justice



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 6256. Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Description: This course incorporates social work values, ethics, practices and entrepreneurial elements to impact social problems by collaborating with citizens who are impacted by social and economic injustice. Through a community service project, the students analyze, organize, plan, implement and evaluate innovative strategies aimed at making social change and achieving greater social justice.

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    SWKM 6206 - Program Management and Organizational Leadership



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 6003. Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 6250

    Description: This course focuses on the principles, theories, attributes, and skills related to individual leadership development. This course also examines the organizational management knowledge and leadership skills required in the development and management of structure, resources, and cultures of human services delivery systems.

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    SWKM 6207 - International Social Work



    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 6256. Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 6050

    Description: This course focuses on how Western trained social workers formulate response strategies to the needs and strengths of communities in other countries.

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    SWKM 6250 - Field Experience IV



    Credits: 5

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 6150. Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Corequisite(s): SWKM 6201 or SWKM 6202 or SWKM 6203 or SWKM 6204 or SWKM 6206

    Description: This course serves as the second of two semesters of supervised practice experience at a social agency serving diverse client populations. A concurrent field practicum assists in the integration of theory and practice as students develop advanced skills with individuals, families, groups and larger systems. Three hundred hours of agency practice and field seminar are required.

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    SWKM 6256 - Legal Issues in Social Work



    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 5350 or a block of 30 foundation year credits.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Description: This course examines laws, policies, and court procedures related to Social Work practice and how they impact the quality of life.

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    SWKM 6500 - Group Therapy



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 5350 or a block of 30 foundation year credits.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Description: This course addresses the critical dimensions of social work with groups and the ways in which group work can be extended through research.

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    SWKM 6505 - Family Violence in Social Work



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 5350 or a block of 30 foundation year credits.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Description: This course provides students with an understanding of family violence. Students focus on risk factors, identification, assessment and treatment of child abuse and neglect, sibling abuse, intimate partner violence, dependent adult and elder abuse, and abuse of other vulnerable populations. They also examine systems' issues, victim's rights and opportunities for victim advocacy from a social work perspective.

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    SWKM 6510 - Health and Healthcare



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 5350 or a block of 30 foundation year credits.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Description: This course focuses on the continuum of professional social work in healthcare, from inpatient through outpatient and community-based service and program delivery settings. Students examine the multiple societal, economic, and population changes that influence healthcare policy. The course builds upon the strengths-based and ecological perspectives.

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    SWKM 6515 - Exploring Diversity



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 5350 or a block of 30 foundation year credits.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Description: This course affirms and supports groups of diversity and difference that have been impacted by oppression and discrimination. It focuses on diverse populations as they relate to advanced social work practices. Students utilize self-awareness of their own culture and the culture of others to work toward social justice for those impacted by oppression.

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    SWKM 6520 - Evidence-Based Practice in Mental Health



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 5350 or a block of 30 foundation year credits.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Description: This course views the perception of specific mental health disorders, help seeking behavior and effective practice from an ecological and multicultural perspective in traditional and alternative mental health and community settings.

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    SWKM 6525 - Crisis Intervention: Trauma and Disaster Response



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 5350 or a block of 30 foundation year credits.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Description: This course focuses on effective responses to trauma and disaster at the micro, mezzo and macro levels from a national and global perspective. The content focuses on supporting people exposed to trauma and how to decrease the risk of long-term negative consequences.

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    SWKM 6530 - Macro Practice and the Social Documentary: Variable Topic



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Formal, written acceptance into the MSW program and SWKM 5350 or a block of 30 foundation year credits.  Students must adhere to the required sequence of MSW coursework.

    Description: This course explores alternative methods of macro work through the depiction of social issues through the methodical compilation of social documentary photographs that can be understood by the external viewer.  The topic changes with each course offering. Any student may not earn more than six credits from variable topics courses. Masters' students must have written approval from the department to earn more than three credits from a variable topics course.

Teacher Education

Teaching (Core Education)

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    TEDM 6100 - Educational Research



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to graduate program

    Description: In this course students will become knowledgeable consumers of research including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods designs. Students will be able to determine the quality of existing research, its implications for educational practice, and develop plans for application. Students will write a literature review synthesizing educational research on a specific topic.

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    TEDM 6200 - Classroom Assessment



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to graduate program

    Description: This course explores the critical issues required for assessment in educational decision-making.  Aligning assessment with learning goals and outcomes, tying to higher-level thinking and performance, and differentiating for diverse learners will be the focus.  Students will summarize assessments for sharing and reporting, and evaluate the role of standardized tests.

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    TEDM 6300 - Learning in Context



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to graduate program

    Description: This course provides student with an interdisciplinary perspective on cognition in the context of the learning environment. Informed by current research on cognition, motivation, and culture, the course is designed to promote a thorough understanding of the connection of theory to practice. Students will use case studies to illustrate the realities of teaching and offer valuable perspectives on challenging education. Drawing on multiple lenses, students will create innovative learning environments designed to optimize learning and engagement of students.

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    TEDM 6400 - Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to graduate program

    Description: This course provides professionals in education and related fields with the knowledge and communication skills to teach and work effectively with all members of the learning community. The  purpose of this course is to analyze the needs of learners, develop instruction to meet those needs, and evaluate and adjust instruction accordingly. Specific competencies include problem solving, conflict resolution, data collection/observation skills, conferencing, facilitating meetings and interacting with others while respecting diverse discourses and multicultural backgrounds.

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    TEDM 6800 - Capstone: Lesson Study for the Master of Arts Teaching Degree



    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite(s): Coursework required for licensure and MAT core; or permission of instructor

    Description: This course is designed to prepare a teacher candidate to achieve an in-depth understanding of unit and lesson development to meet the needs of a particular group of students. The purpose of this class is to synthesize the skills and knowledge acquired through completion of the core courses and the coursework required for licensure, including student teaching. This course will focus on learning and implementing the lesson study protocol.

Special Education

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    SEDM 5600 - Academic Instruction for Students with Autism and Significant Support Needs



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Conditional admission to the MAT program

    Description: This course focuses on academic instruction for students with autism, and/or students with significant support needs. The purpose of the course is to prepare special educators for teaching curricula within the context of special and general education classrooms. Participants will gain knowledge and skills necessary to support the learning of children with autism spectrum disorders and students with significant support needs, including instructional strategies, classroom organization, and teaming with families and professionals.

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    SEDM 5650 - Individualized Education and Curriculum



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MAT program

    Description: This course focuses on Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and transition plans for purposes of preparing special educators for teaching curricula within the context of special and general education classrooms. An overview of the philosophical, historical, and sociological foundations of education will be addressed.

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    SEDM 5675 - Transition Planning and Instruction



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Conditional admission to the MAT program

    Description: This course provides an in-depth understanding of transition services for students with exceptionalities from childhood to adulthood. Course content focuses on an in-depth investigation of the provision of transition services in the context of comprehensive secondary education services. Topics in this course include transition-focused IEP development, self-determination and self-advocacy, interagency collaboration, transition assessment, and career, vocational, and post-secondary education strategies. Teacher candidates gain the knowledge base and skills necessary to successfully manage the transition services of their future students. Teacher candidates must complete a 15-hour field experience.

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    SEDM 5750 - Assessment Methods and Assistive Technology for Severe Disabilities



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MAT program

    Description: This course is designed to introduce teachers to assessment, curriculum, and instruction for students with severe disabilities. Focus will be given to including students in their neighborhood schools, home, work, and community. The course also emphasizes the selection and efficacy of assistive device technologies. A minimum 45-hour field-based experience is required.

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    SEDM 5800 - Communication Skills for Students with Autism and Significant Supporl Needs



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Conditional admission to the MAT program

    Description: This course provides in-depth information regarding language and communication problems for students with autism and significant support needs. Participants will learn the process of verbal and non-verbal communication skills and investigate research-based strategies and interventions for improving communication for students with significant support needs and/or autism. Cues and prompts; augmentative and alternative communication techniques; and analysis of the communication environment will be addressed.

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    SEDM 5820 - Elements of Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MAT program

    Description: Assessment data will be used to design lesson plans and apply scientifically-based interventions to address the needs of students with literacy challenges, including dyslexia. The use of explicit instruction based on best practices will be a focus. The course includes a 30-hour, field-based experience with elementary level students who are experiencing reading difficulty in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, or comprehension.

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    SEDM 5900 - Mathematics Instruction for Students with Disabilities



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MAT program

    Pre/Corequisite(s): SEDM 5650

    Description: This course is designed to introduce effective classroom methods and strategies for teaching, assessing, and monitoring the mathematical performance of students with disabilities within diverse classroom settings. An emphasis will be placed on practical classroom techniques to facilitate, maintain, retain, and generalize skill acquisition. Computation and problem-solving techniques will also be covered. This class requires a 15-hour field project-based experience.

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    SEDM 6050 - Assessment and Instructional Planning



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): SEDM 5650

    Description: This course focuses on making informed decisions on the selection, use, and interpretation of formal and informal methods for the assessment of students with disabilities. Teacher candidates must complete assessments and reports during a minimum 15-hour project-based field-experience.

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    SEDM 6200 - Reading Disabilities and Content Instruction



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): SEDM 5650 and SEDM 5820

    Description: This course explores the nature of dyslexia including etiological, sociological, and psychological perspectives as well as treatment methods. Special emphasis is devoted to reading disabilities in reference to the demands of content instruction at the secondary school level. Critical thinking, study skills, cooperative learning, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will be addressed within the context of improving reading and writing achievement of students with disabilities. This class requires a 15-hour field experience at the secondary level.

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    SEDM 6250 - Effective Behavioral Support Systems



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Conditional admission to the MAT program

    Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce theoretical models of behavior and models for management in the classroom from a decision-making perspective. The use of systematic behavioral assessments, functional behavior assessment plans, and intervention strategies such as social skill development are emphasized. Teacher candidates are prepared to apply Universal Design for Learning principles and management decisions in diverse contexts that include both general and special education classes.

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    SEDM 6300 - Assessment and Methods for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): SEDM 5820 and SEDM 6250

    Description: This course is designed for teacher candidates to learn how to select, adapt, and use instructional interventions and strategies with students with emotional and behavioral disorders in a variety of settings. Theoretical approaches, identification, educational placement, and evaluation issues will be addressed. In addition, specific categories of disordered behavior, such as bipolar, depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorders, schizophrenia, and childhood psychosis, will be discussed.  Students are required to apply knowledge and skills in a 30-hour field-based experience.

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    SEDM 6350 - Field Experience: Mentoring for Students with Autism and Significant Support Needs



    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite(s): Conditional admission to the MAT program

    Description: This course is designed to provide a field-based experience as a culmination of the Autism and Significant Severe Needs Certificate Program. Students will be required to assess their field placement using a state-approved assessment instrument, create an action plan for improvement in an area of need determined by the assessment, determine interventions to improve the program, and conduct a final assessment of the field placement. The final assessment will be repeated with the state-approved assessment instrument.

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    SEDM 6490 - Special Education Student Teaching Seminar



    Credits: 12

    Prerequisite(s): SEDM 6250, SEDM 6300, and MAT teacher candidates must have successfully completed all requirements of the Special Education Licensure Program; or permission of instructor.

    Description: This course is a full-time, special education, student teaching experience in an accredited public or private elementary school that provides teacher candidates with the responsibility of teaching an identified group of learners with exceptionalities.  A minimum of 16 weeks is required for 12 credits. University supervisors provide regularly scheduled observations and seminars, as well as guidance on the development of the teacher work sample. 

Elementary Education

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    EDUM 5650 - Field Experience: Teaching and Learning K-6



    Credits: 2

    Prerequisite(s): RDG 3110

    Corequisite(s): EDUM 5660

    Description:  This course introduces teacher licensure candidates to educational pedagogy for effective decision making regarding planning with standards, objectives, assessment, teaching methodology and classroom management.  MAT licensure candidates are placed in a diverse, multicultural, urban classroom for 55 hours to practice the objectives of the course.  The course focuses on diversity in students and their learning, as well as methods to accommodate these differences.

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    EDUM 5660 - Teaching Writing K-6



    Credits: 2

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to graduate program

    Corequisite(s): EDUM 5650

    Description: Teacher candidates will apply various components of a K-6 writing program for literacy instruction with emphasis on the Colorado Content Literacy Standards to aid in the development of writing skills for diverse learners.  This course provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to lessons and assessments in conjunction with techniques of instruction, management, and assessment.

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    EDUM 6100 - Integrated Methods of Teaching Social Studies and Literacy: K-6



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to graduate program; EDUM 5650, EDUM 5660

    Corequisite(s): EDUM 6105 and RDGM 6000

    Description: This course focuses on integrated methods, materials, and curricula currently in use in elementary social studies and literacy education. Social studies concepts and skills will be explored within the framework of age-appropriate content and methods. The course will emphasize decision-making skills to foster the integration of diverse literacy skills within social studies disciplines (history, geography, economics, and civics). Teacher candidates will incorporate state and national standards, use technology, and develop an integrated unit that will include appropriate assessment strategies to evaluate instruction and learning.

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    EDUM 6105 - Field Experience: Integrated Social Studies and Literacy: K-6



    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to graduate program; RDG 3110; EDUM 5650; EDUM 5660

    Corequisite(s): EDUM 6100 and RDGM 6000

    Description: This field experience is taken concurrently with EDUM 6100 and RDGM 6000. Teacher candidates spend 55 hours in a public-school, elementary classroom making instructional, assessment, and management decisions in reading language arts and social studies in diverse contexts.

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    EDUM 6120 - Integrated Methods of Teaching Science, Health, and Mathematics: K-6



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to graduate program; MTLM 5120, EDUM 5650, and EDUM 5660

    Corequisite(s): MTLM 5600

    Description: This course presents an overview of the integrated methods, materials and curricula currently in use in elementary science, health and mathematics education. Promotion of positive attitude, gender equity, inquiry, discovery and problem-solving technique and strategies will be stressed. Teacher candidates will make decisions based on the diverse context of the classroom and pupils incorporating state and national standards, including the appropriate use of technology and development of appropriate assessment strategies to support effective instruction.

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    EDUM 6125 - Field Experience: Integrated Science, Health, and Mathematics: K-6



    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to graduate program; MTLM 5120, EDUM 5650, EDUM 5660

    Corequisite(s): EDUM 6120

    Description: This course is a field experience taken concurrently with EDUM 6120. Teacher candidates will spend 55 hours in an elementary classroom practicing making instructional, assessment and management decisions in mathematics, science and health in the diverse contexts of a public school classroom.

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    EDUM 6190 - Elementary Student Teaching and Seminar: K-6



    Credits: 12

    Prerequisite(s): All requirements of Elementary Licensure Program for student teaching

    Description: This is a supervised full-time field experience in an accredited public or private elementary school, providing increasing responsibility for the teaching, supervision, and assessment of learners (grades K-6).  Ten hours of seminar are required.  To pass this course and be recommended for licensure, teacher candidates must be minimally rated as proficient in all Performance-Based Standards for Colorado Teachers.  Each student teacher is required to complete the Teacher Work Sample with all requirements rated as proficient or higher.

Mathematics Teaching and Learning

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    MTLM 5020 - Integrated Mathematics II



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 1610

    Description: By solving rich problems, and by examining video and written cases of children doing mathematics, students in this course study algebra, geometry, probability and statistics from a concept-oriented, integrated perspective. Students deepen their mathematical understanding and their ability to justify solutions, and analyze and communicate their reasoning about complex problems. In addition, students will delve into the mathematics education literature that informs decisions about teaching and learning mathematics with understanding. 

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    MTLM 5600 - The Mathematics of the Elementary Curriculum



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing

    Pre/Corequisite(s): MTLM 5020

    Description: This course approaches mathematical concepts in the elementary curriculum (with a focus on number and operations) from an advanced perspective. By examining video and written cases, as well as artifacts of children doing mathematics, students in this course will (1) connect their developing understanding of mathematics to the important mathematical concepts they will be required to teach; (2) tum their attention from understanding their own mathematical thinking, and the thinking of their classmates, to understanding and assessing the mathematical thinking of children; (3) lay the foundation for being able to learn mathematics from teaching. In addition, students will delve into the mathematics education literature that informs decisions about teaching and learning mathematics with understanding.

Reading

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    RDGM 5530 - Foundations of Language and Literacy for English Language Learners in Elementary Classrooms



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): RDG 3110 or permission of instructor

    Description: This course in language acquisition theory and language and literacy instruction techniques is designed to extend elementary teacher candidate' s knowledge of literacy instruction to English language learners. Teacher candidates learn how to develop language and literacy of the English language learners in their elementary classrooms.

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    RDGM 6000 - Literacy Instruction in Grades K-6



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to graduate program and RDG 3110

    Corequisite(s): EDUM 6100 and EDUM 6105

    Description: In this course, teacher candidates will extend and apply various components of the K-6 developmental reading program for balanced literacy instruction.  They develop and implement instructional plans, materials, and assessment techniques, with emphasis on reading and writing standards to succeed in the literacy development of diverse learners.  The content of the course provides teacher candidates the opportunity to practice theoretical concepts through structured observations, teaching assignments, and assessment techniques in conjunction with a language arts methods course.

Special Education Undergraduate Course

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    SED 3600 - Exceptional Learners in the Classroom



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course provides a survey of various exceptionalities, ranging from moderate to severe. Information about child abuse and medical conditions, and their possible effects on student learning and behavior is provided. Teacher candidates are introduced to the special education processes, including the development of individualized education plans from a general education teacher perspective. Principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) curriculum accessibility issues are addressed.

    Crosslisted: (HON 3600)

Mathematics Undergraduate Course

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    MTH 1610 - Integrated Mathematics I



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): One and one-half years of high school algebra or equivalent, and an appropriate score on the mathematics preassessment test or Permission of instructor. All course and test score prerequisites for 1000 level MTH courses must be five or fewer years old.

    Description: This course integrates mathematical topics including those from algebra, geometry, probability and statistics. Students take a concept-oriented approach to: exploring critical problems from an advanced standpoint; deriving and justifying multiple solutions; analyzing and communicating the reasoning behind these solutions.

    Course Attributes: (General Studies—Level I, Mathematics) (GT-MA1)

Reading Undergraduate Course

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    RDG 3110 - Foundations of Literacy Instruction in Grades P-6



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1800, EDU 3100, or EDU 3000 and EDU 3200 (for elementary licensure students) or permission of instructor, and satisfactory completion of General Studies Level I composition and mathematics requirement; and junior standing

    Description: This course builds the knowledge base of prospective teachers and includes the research and theoretical foundation of P-6 developmental reading programs. It stresses the environmental, cognitive, and language factors influencing the acquisition and development of literacy with emphasis on phonological awareness and graph phonemics. In this course, preservice teachers gain a current knowledge base which will enable them to select instructional techniques, materials, and assessment instruments that will facilitate the literacy development of diverse learners. For licensure, this knowledge-base course must be followed by a second reading course, either RDG 3120 for early childhood licensure candidates or RDG 4000 for elementary licensure candidates, that will emphasize performance-based and field-based learning experiences.

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    RDG 3111 - Emergent Literacy K-3



    Credits: 3

    Pre/Corequisite(s): EDU 2111 or ECE 2100 or SED 2200

    Description: This K-3 literacy course focuses on language arts components of emergent literacy development, including oral language development, listening, phonological and phonemic awareness, the alphabetic principle, high frequency vocabulary development, decoding, spelling, and writing development, and fluency development. Instructional strategies and assessment techniques that support the acquisition ofliteracy, current approaches in teaching emergent readers, and materials used in literacy instruction are also covered.

Art Education Undergraduate Course

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    ARTE 2060 - The Arts and Creative Thinking



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 1020 or ENG 1021 with C- or better; or permission of department

    Description: This course introduces contemporary ideas and strategies exploring creative thinking informed by the visual arts. Students are exposed to the interconnectedness of creative and critical thinking and develop strategies for thinking that embrace the habits of creativity, dispelling the myth that people are born creative or uncreative. Using the visual arts as an entry point for the development of creative and critical-thinking skills, students learn how to approach problems in novel ways.
     

Secondary Education/Technology

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    TEDM 6000 - Technology Integration in the 21st Century Classroom



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course prepares students for the use and basic application of emerging educational technologies including online resources in order to enhance teaching and to create an effective learning environment in the 21st century classroom. This course serves as the foundation for integrating educational technology into lesson planning, portfolio preparation, and practices in the field. A wide selection of computer programs, web-based tools, apps and other resources contributing to teaching and learning in K-12 settings will be explored, evaluated, utilized and integrated. Skills in making multimedia projects, creating a web-based learning environment and utilizing interactive technologies such as interactive whiteboard will be introduced.