Aug 13, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Criminal Justice Administration (CJAD)

  
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    CJAD 233 - Topics 1 hour


    Specialized inquiry into a defined concept, topic, theory or application in criminal justice. Topics are approved by the Criminal Justice Administration and Human Services Department. Course may be repeated five times for a total of six semester hours.
  
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    CJAD 301 - Criminal Law 3 hours


    Examines the basic concepts and elements of substantive criminal law, which defines such crimes as murder, rape, assault, larceny, burglary and robbery. Analysis of inchoate crimes involving attempt, solicitation, and conspiracy. Analysis of general principles of criminal liability, punishment, and the legal limitations of such liability based on self-defense, necessity, entrapment, diminished capacity and insanity. Prerequisite: ENGL 111 ; Sophomore standing.
  
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    CJAD 305 - Forensic Anthropology 3 hours


    Anthropological principles and knowledge applied within the legal system. Examination of the basics of bone biology, methods of skeletal analysis, signs of pathology and trauma, and postmortem interval. Prerequisite: junior standing.
  
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    CJAD 306 - Military Justice System 3 hours


    Examination of the history and principles of military justice and comparison of the military and civilian justice systems. Topics include the Uniform Code of Military Justice; military crimes; nonjudicial punishment; jurisdiction of general and special military courts; military judges and panels; self-incrimination, search and seizure, pretrial confinement and restraint; plea bargaining; sentencing and appellate review in military courts. Prerequisites: CJAD 101  and junior standing.
  
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    CJAD 310 - Crisis Intervention 3 hours


    Survey of the current crisis intervention literature and introduction to the theories, principles, concepts and techniques of crisis intervention. Upon completion, students should be able to predict who may need crisis intervention services, and demonstrate the provision of first-order crisis intervention. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 .
  
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    CJAD 311 - Police in a Democratic Society 3 hours


    Overview and analysis of law enforcement history, development, purposes and roles in a democratic society. Material is presented from a theoretical standpoint and examines critical issues and advances in crime control. Prerequisites: CJAD 101  and ENGL 111 .
  
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    CJAD 315 - Private Security and Loss Prevention 3 hours


    A comprehensive survey of the Private Security field, including history, organizational and industry structure, strategy and tactics, legal and ethical Issues, and employment possibilities. Prerequisite: ENGL 111 .
  
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    CJAD 317 - Bloodstain Evidence 3 hours


    A practice-oriented class on the techniques and methods of identifying and interpreting blood spatter evidence. Topics include fundamentals of bloodstain evidence, low velocity impact and angular bloodstains, medium and high velocity bloodstains, significance of partially dried, clotted, aged, physically altered bloodstains, and others. Prerequisite: CJAD 201 .
  
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    CJAD 320 - Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice 3 hours


    Examination of current issues, social problems and public policies relating to the administration of justice in a culturally diverse community. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement. Prerequisites: CJAD 101 , ENGL 111  and sophomore standing.
  
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    CJAD 325 - Juvenile Justice System and Procedures 3 hours


    Examination of the American juvenile justice system from the perspective of law enforcement, the courts and corrections. Prerequisites: CJAD 101  and junior standing.
  
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    CJAD 328 - Shooting Incidents 3 hours


    Exploration and practical analysis of forensic evidence resulting from shooting incidents, including consideration of ballistics, ammunition, weapons/hardware, injury patterns in association with entry and exit wounds, and injury documentation and reconstruction techniques. Prerequisites: CJAD 201 , CJAD 203 , junior standing and a declared Criminal Justice or Forensic Science major.
  
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    CJAD 330 - Management of Criminal Justice Agencies 3 hours


    Examines criminal justice agencies within the context of current management principles, organizational theory, and administrative practices. Prerequisites: CJAD 101   and ENGL 111 .
  
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    CJAD 333 - Topics 3 hours


    Specialized inquiry into a defined concept, topic, theory or application in criminal justice. Topics are approved by the Criminal Justice Administration and Human Services Department.
  
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    CJAD 345 - Ethics and Morality in Criminal Justice 3 hours


    Study of the decision-making process in criminal justice as it relates to discretion, due process, truthfulness, corruption and discrimination. Prerequisites: CJAD 101  and ENGL 111 .
  
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    CJAD 350 - Corrections and Penology 3 hours


    Analysis of punishment in our criminal justice system, with focus on why we punish, and how we punish, all examined within the context of correctional philosophies. History and development of corrections, including relevant theories, practices, systems analysis and treatment modalities. Prerequisites: CJAD 101  and ENGL 111 .
  
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    CJAD 351 - Community Based Corrections 3 hours


    Examination of the philosophy, role and function of probation, parole and other community based corrections as compared to institutional corrections. Consideration and critical evaluation of special programs and recent innovations in community-based corrections. Prerequisites: CJAD 101  and sophomore standing.
  
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    CJAD 352 - Victims in the Justice System 3 hours


    Examination of the interface between victims and the various components of the criminal justice system. Topics include the history of the victims’ rights movement, victim prevention and victim assistance programs, victimization patterns and trends, victim interaction with law enforcement, victim rights and remedies in the court system, victim roles under the correctional system, demographic issues and concerns involving victims and offenders, and particularized consideration of victim issues in specific offenses including stalking, domestic violence, hate crimes and sex crimes involving adults and children. Prerequisites: CJAD 101  and junior standing.
  
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    CJAD 370 - Dynamics of Terrorism 3 hours


    This course surveys contemporary terrorism, especially international terrorism. The course will examine controversies in defining terrorism; explore the historical roots of terrorism; examine terrorist motivations, organization and strategies; and explore ways in which countries can respond to the threat of terrorism. Cross-listed as POSC 370 .
  
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    CJAD 390 - Criminal Justice Practicum 3 hours


    Integrates academic knowledge with applied professional experience through supervised field placement in an approved agency or organization. Permission of the Criminal Justice Administration and Human Services Department Chair one semester before the desired practicum placement. Prerequisite: completion of 60 hours of coursework with a GPA of 2.5. Grades are assigned as S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory).
  
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    CJAD 399 - Criminal Justice Internship 1-3 hours


    Students complete 45 hours of experiential work for each semester hour. Students typically work in a criminal justice agency, in a non-profit agency which interacts with the criminal justice system, in an attorney’s office, or in other similar positions promoting an understanding of Criminal Justice. The directing faculty member must approve the internship placement. Students may register for no more than 12 criminal justice internship credits (CJAD 399 and CJAD 499  combined) during their time at Columbia College. Grades are assigned as S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory). Prerequisites: CJAD 101 , junior standing, and minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at time of registration for internship.
  
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    CJAD 403 - Cold Case Investigation 3 hours


    Examination of the processes, theories and investigative techniques of cold case investigations. Operative and sequential procedures that lead to successful closure of cold cases are also examined. Topics include: development of cold case units, solvability factors, review and evaluation of evidence, and the basic and advanced technological methods employed by cold case squads. Prerequisites: CJAD 101 , CJAD 203 , CJAD 405 , and a declared Criminal Justice or Forensic Science major.
  
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    CJAD 405 - Laws of Criminal Evidence 3 hours


    Analysis of why certain testimony, objects and materials should be admitted or rejected as evidence in criminal trials. Prerequisites: ENGL 112 ; junior standing.
  
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    CJAD 406 - Expert and Scientific Evidence 3 hours


    Examination of the role and function of expert and scientific evidence in the legal system, and critical evaluation of the standards governing the integration of law and science. Topics include the Frye, Daubert and other standards governing scientific evidence; ethical issues concerning expert testimony; the interface between the scientific, legal and law enforcement communities; and particularized consideration of evidentiary issues connected with specific scientific techniques. Prerequisite: junior standing.
  
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    CJAD 410 - Drug Abuse and Crime Control 3 hours


    Comprehensive examination of the interaction between drug abuse and the criminal justice system. Examines drug pharmacology, drug laws, public policy, and the roles of the police. Prerequisite: CJAD 101 .
  
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    CJAD 415 - Criminal Procedures 3 hours


    Detailed examination of the procedures utilized in the criminal justice system as they relate to criminal law and the administration of justice. Emphasis is placed on court decisions involving the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th and 14th amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Prerequisite: Junior standing and ENGL 112 .
  
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    CJAD 420 - Legal Issues in Criminal Justice 3 hours


    Analysis of current and controversial legal issues in the criminal justice system. Topics may include current Supreme Court issues, hate crime, domestic violence, gun control, the death penalty, police civil liability, privacy rights, wrongful conviction and public policy, plea bargaining, specialty courts, reforms to the justice system, and law enforcement counter-terrorism activities. Prerequisites: CJAD 101  and junior standing.
  
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    CJAD 421 - Organized Crime 3 hours


    Overview of organized crime. Emphasis is placed on the theories and evolution of organized crime, the principal forms of organized criminal activity, and efforts to investigate, control and prosecute. Prerequisites: CJAD 101  and ENGL 112  taken previously or concurrently.

     

  
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    CJAD 425 - Legal Research and Writing 3 hours


    Application of systems and methods of legal research to problems and issues in the justice system. Prerequisite: ENGL 112 ; junior standing.

     

  
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    CJAD 433 - Topics 3 hours


    Specialized inquiry into a defined concept, topic, theory or application in criminal justice. Topics are approved by the Criminal Justice Administration and Human Services Department.
  
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    CJAD 495 - Integrative Seminar 3 hours


    Culminating course for graduation as a Criminal Justice major. Completion with a grade of C or higher required. Designed to integrate and synthesize all coursework in criminal justice and related areas so the student has a broad conceptual and practical understanding of the criminal justice career field. In addition, it is designed to ensure that the student has a practical understanding of all critical and current issues in the criminal justice field as they relate to the law, law enforcement agencies, criminal courts, corrections and juvenile justice. Prerequisites: completion of 90 hours of coursework and senior standing.
  
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    CJAD 499 - Advanced Criminal Justice Internship 1-3 hours


    Students complete 45 hours of experiential work for each semester hour. Students typically work in a criminal justice agency, in a non-profit agency which interacts with the criminal justice system, in an attorney’s office, or in other similar positions promoting an understanding of Criminal Justice. The directing faculty member must approve the internship placement. Students may register for no more than 12 criminal justice internship credits (CJAD 399  and CJAD 499  combined) during their time at Columbia College. Grades are assigned as S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory). Prerequisites: minimum of nine hours of criminal justice coursework; senior standing; minimum 3.0 GPA in major core classes at the time of registration for internship.

Economics (ECON)

  
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    ECON 293 - Macroeconomics 3 hours


    Introduction to concepts and theories applicable to a national economy. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement. G.E. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
  
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    ECON 294 - Microeconomics 3 hours


    Introduction to specific economic units and to individual markets and individual interactions within an economy. G.E. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
  
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    ECON 310 - Environmental and Resource Economics 3 hours


    Application of economic concepts and tools to the analysis of natural resources development and environmental degradation; evaluation of public policies on resource and pollution issues. Cross-listed as ENVS 310 . Prerequisites: ECON 293  or ECON 294  , and ENVS 115 /BIOL 115 .
  
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    ECON 320 - Healthcare Economics 3 hours


    Overview of economic influences in the production and financing of healthcare. Prerequisites: ECON 293  and ECON 294 .
  
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    ECON 393 - Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 hours


    Intermediate Macroeconomics builds upon the concepts introduced in the Introductory Macroeconomics course. The course includes an exploration of the various schools of economic thought including: Classical economic theory, Keynesian economic theory, Monetarist theory, Neoclassical thought and Neo-Keynesian thought. The course develops models of interest rates, aggregate demand and supply, and of growth and development. Prerequisites: ECON 293  and MATH 150  or MATH 170 .
  
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    ECON 394 - Intermediate Microeconomics 3 hours


    Intermediate Microeconomics builds upon the knowledge of the Introductory Microeconomics course. The course explores in-depth the underpinnings of consumer choice and firm behavior. Specific topics include a study of the various types of market structures, pricing, externalities and public goods. The concepts of equity and efficiency are introduced. Microeconomic behavior is viewed through the perspective of behavioral economics and game theory. Prerequisites: ECON 294  and MATH 150  or MATH 170 .
  
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    ECON 395 - Financial Markets and Institutions 3 hours


    Examination of the risks faced by managers of financial institutions and the methods and markets through which these risks are managed. Consideration is given to a wide array of financial institutions including commercial banks, credit unions, investment banks, securities firms, insurance companies and investment companies. Cross-listed as FINC 395 . Prerequisites: ACCT 281 , ECON 293 , ECON 294 , FINC 350 , and MATH 150  or MATH 170 .
  
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    ECON 495 - International Finance 3 hours


    Understanding and application of the concepts of corporate finance, financial markets and investments in an international context. Specific topics include an overview of the international monetary system, international financial markets (currency, equity and bond markets), the “parity conditions” of international finance, foreign exchange risk management, global investing, international capital budgeting and global working capital management. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement. Cross-listed as FINC 495 . Prerequisites: ECON 293  and FINC 350 .
  
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    ECON 499 - Economics Internship 3 hours


    Internships in the Business Administration department provide academic field experience by combining theory and practice in a business setting. Internship proposals must clearly demonstrate that the student is engaged in a field experience that is directly related to their course of study, not engaged simply in a work experience. Internship opportunities are available in a broad range of organizations: public and private; large and small; profit and non-profit. Prerequisites: senior standing; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; completed a minimum of 24 hours in core courses; completed a minimum of nine Columbia College upper-level hours in business administration courses.

Education (EDUC)

  
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    CDEV 106 - Child Health, Nutrition, and Safety 3 hours


    The study of health, nutrition, and safety as they relate to infants and children. First aid, physical health, mental health, nutritional needs, safety guidelines, and abuse and neglect are discussed, as well as guidelines for effectively meeting children’s needs in childcare settings and classrooms.  
  
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    CDEV 290 - Infants and Toddlers 3 hours


    The study of infants and toddlers from conception to age 2. Students study maturational and environmental factors that shape the physical, cognitive, and social development of the infant and toddler. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 .
  
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    CDEV 291 - Early and Middle Childhood 3 hours


    The study of children from age 3 to puberty. Students study maturational and environmental factors that shape the physical, cognitive, and social development of the child. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 .
  
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    CDEV 312 - Integrated Curriculum for Children 3 hours


    The student will explore the theories, techniques and approaches to planning and implementing an integrated curriculum via a multitude of learning experiences for elementary and pre-school children. Interdisciplinary, intradisciplinary, project-based, and inquiry-based learning experiences will be addressed and practiced. Prerequisite: EDUC 391  or PSYC 391 ; or CDEV 290  and CDEV 291 .
  
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    CDEV 314 - Motor Development and Play 3 hours


    The study of the sequential development of fine and gross motor skills during childhood.  The social, emotional, psychological, cognitive, and physical benefits of children’s play and leisure will be addressed.  Methods of assessment and developmentally appropriate practices for planning and conducting movement and play curricula will be discussed. Prerequisites: EDUC 391  or PSYC 391 ; or CDEV 290  and CDEV 291 .   
  
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    CDEV 316 - Engaging Families as Educational Partners 3 hours


    Philosophical foundations and collaborative strategies for teachers and other professionals working with families with young children.  Parent education and involvement; family dynamics; child abuse; child care; and the relationship between child, family, community, and educators will be discussed. Prerequisites: EDUC 391  or PSYC 391 ; or CDEV 290  and CDEV 291 .
  
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    CDEV 318 - Community Partnerships to Support Whole Child Development 3 hours


    Philosophical foundations and collaborative strategies for teachers and other professionals working with young children. The development of partnerships with community services to reach, engage, and support young children and their families; child welfare, political influences, advocacy groups, and other factors that impact young children and their families; and the relationship between family, school, and community will be discussed. Prerequisites: EDUC 391  or PSYC 391 ; or CDEV 290  and CDEV 291 .
  
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    CDEV 321 - Teaching Reading and Language Arts to Pre-school Children 3 hours


    The study of how to teach emergent reading skills to pre-school children. Students learn to apply the modalities of language to early literacy experiences, investigate instructional approaches and methods of teaching reading. Phonemic and phonological awareness and resulting phonics as well as whole language methods are incorporated into a balanced reading approach. Teaching strategies, unique uses of children’s literature, and early writing processes are also investigated. Includes field experience of 15 hours. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only. Cross-listed as EDUC 321 Prerequisites: EDUC 100  and EDUC 300 , or EDUC 505; and admission to the Teacher Certification Program.
  
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    CDEV 324 - Observation and Assessment of Young Children 3 hours


    Explores observation and assessment strategies for studying physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development, with an emphasis on culturally responsive and developmentally appropriate practice. Students will develop skills in systematic observation and formative and summative assessment in order to document growth, play, and learning, and for the purposes of planning curriculum, activities, and environments. Also explored are skills for collaboration with families and professionals, ethical and legal responsibilities, and the accountability landscape. Multiple assessment tools will be utilized during simulated events. Prerequisites: EDUC 391  or PSYC 391 ; or CDEV 290  and CDEV 291 .
  
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    CDEV 328 - The Early Childhood Educational Environment 3 hours


    The study of components involved in developing high quality programs for children from birth through kindergarten. Methods for creating nurturing, stimulating, and developmentally appropriate learning environments will be addressed. Cross-listed as EDUC 328. Prerequisites: EDUC 391  or PSYC 391 ; or CDEV 290  and CDEV 291 .
  
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    CDEV 335 - Teaching Creative Arts and Movement to Children 3 hours


    Games, rhythms, music, singing, dance, drama, visual arts, materials, and methods utilized by elementary and pre-school classroom teachers to integrate the arts and kinesthetic movement into classroom instruction. Cross-listed as EDUC 335 Prerequisites: EDUC 300  or EDUC 505; and admission to the Teacher Certification Program.
  
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    CDEV 353 - Administration of Early Childhood Programs 3 hours


    This course will examine the responsibilities related to the overall operations of early childhood programs. Federal and state regulations and compliance, child safety, staffing, parent and community engagement strategies, management of the facility, and budget responsibilities will be included. Cross-listed as EDUC 353 Prerequisites: EDUC 391 , PSYC 391  or CDEV 290 ; and CDEV 291 .
  
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    CDEV 355 - Teaching Math and Science to Young Children 3 hours


    An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching young children math and science concepts through discovery and play. Emphasis is on research-based and developmentally appropriate practices for teaching infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary children. Includes the teaching of exceptional children mainstreamed in classrooms, the use of technology to teach math and science, and assessment of learning. Includes field experience of 15 hours. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only. Cross-listed as EDUC 355 Prerequisites: EDUC 100  and EDUC 300 , or EDUC 505; EDUC 391  or PSYC 391 , or CDEV 290  and CDEV 291 , or EDUC 550; and admission to the Teacher Certification Program.
  
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    CDEV 495 - Senior Seminar in Child Development 3 hours


    Capstone course integrating prior learning and exploring contemporary issues in child development. Writing intensive. This course is required as a culminating experience prior to graduation. Prerequisite: senior standing. 
  
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    CDEV 499 - Internship 3 hours


    Application of the student’s knowledge of child development in an actual work environment under supervision. The directing faculty member must approve the internship placement. Grades are assigned as S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Prerequisites: senior standing and a 3.0 or higher in CDEV courses.
  
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    EDUC 100 - Introduction to Education 3 hours


    Education 100 is an introduction to the teaching profession and the Teacher Certification Program at Columbia College. Students will examine the evolution of teaching and the current understanding of the knowledge skills, and dispositions of an effective teacher. Global, national, state, and local perspectives are presented through contemporary issues facing teachers and schools, and students will reflect upon their related beliefs, motivations, and goals. Information will be provided about certification requirements, content area majors, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requirements, and portfolio construction. Successful completion of 15 clock hours in field is required. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 105 - Human Health 3 hours


    The study of health, safety and nutrition and the decisions that are faced throughout a lifetime. Consumer health, mental health, physical health, sex and reproduction, drugs, death and dying are the major topics covered. Implications for classroom teachers are discussed.
  
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    EDUC 155 - Algebraic Reasoning for Elementary and Middle School Teachers 3 hours


    This course introduces some basic concepts of number theory and modern algebra that underlie elementary and middle grade arithmetic and algebra, with a focus on collaborative learning and technology. Cross-listed as MATH 155 . Prerequisites: MATH 102  and MATH 150  (or higher).
  
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    EDUC 165 - Geometric Reasoning for Elementary and Middle School Teachers 3 hours


    This course introduces some basic concepts of geometric reasoning and measurements that underlie these concepts in elementary and middle school grades, with a focus on collaborative learning and technology. Cross-listed as MATH 165 Prerequisites: MATH 102  and MATH 150  (or higher). 
  
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    EDUC 198 - Field Experience I 1 hours


    Students will investigate the different methods of teaching students who are English Language Learners. This will include the influence of second language learning and a different language and culture in the home, adjusting to learning in a second language, English, and methods of communication with parents who speak a different language. Students will attend a weekly seminar where the instructor will lead them in study of differentiation methods with second language learners as well as give assignments for the field experience with English Language Learners. Along with ELL methods, students will work on the role of reflection in teaching students. Includes field experience of 15 hours to investigate English Language Learning classroom methods. Prerequisite: EDUC 100 . $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 200 - Law, Ethics, and Education 3 hours


    The study of the legal and ethical issues in education from the contexts of historical, philosophical, social and administrative foundations of the discipline. Course meets college Ethics requirement. Prerequisite: EDUC 100 , may be taken concurrently.
  
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    EDUC 230 - Educational Psychology 3 hours


    The study of psychological principles in educational environments. Emphasis is on the scientific approach to teaching and learning. Students learn to plan, deliver, evaluate and report instructional outcomes. Cross-listed as PSYC 230 . Prerequisite: PSYC 101 .
  
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    EDUC 233 - Topics 1-3 hours


    Specialized inquiry into a defined concept, topic, theory or application in Education. Topics are approved by the Education Department.
  
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    EDUC 260 - Theories of Coaching 3 hours


    The study of coaching research, theory, and practice as applied to sports and exercise. Coaching behavior, including decision-making and the development of athletic expertise, is a key focus. The pedagogy of coaching is examined through the application of specific research-based practices and differentiation across ability levels and type of sport activity. Students are exposed to problem-solving ethical dilemmas that may arise in the coaching context. Prerequisite: EDUC 230  /PSYC 230 .
  
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    EDUC 270 - Literature for Children and Adolescents 3 hours


    The study of literature for children and adolescents as a literary genre. Students analyze and evaluate selected works of literature including folktales, picture books, poetry and novels.  Prerequisite: ENGL 112  taken previously or concurrently.
  
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    EDUC 280 - Language Acquisition and Emergent Literacy 3 hours


    The connection of oral language development and early literacy learning will be the focus of this class with applications to literacy development in elementary and adolescent grades. The types of intervention that may need to occur in assisting the student who has missed vital pieces of language acquisition and emergent literacy will be addressed. During the class, the students will learn to observe and analyze problems in language acquisition and how to address these problems in the learning situation. Students will apply this learning to a case study of the language and literacy development of a student. Prerequisite:  EDUC 100 .
  
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    EDUC 298 - Field Experience II 1 hours


    Students, under the guidance of college supervisors and classroom teachers, expand their knowledge of teaching through observation and participation in classroom activities. Successful completion of 15-45 clock hours in a mid-level field placement plus attendance at a weekly seminar is required. (Number of hours required is determined by course enrollment). The student will explore student learning and success in the classroom. Students will become familiar with the ISTE standards for technology education and connect the standards to their field experience. Prerequisite: EDUC 198 . $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 300 - Techniques of Teaching 3 hours


    The study of instructional planning, including goals and objectives, techniques and activities, and evaluation. Students produce and present lessons containing defensible techniques, strategies and methods of evaluation. Includes field experience of 15 hours. Prerequisites: EDUC 230 , PSYC 230  or EDUC 560 (may be taken concurrently). $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 302 - Teaching Skills 3 hours


    The study of teaching multiple content areas. Students describe, analyze, and critique the content areas of elementary school health, physical education, science and social studies. In each of the content areas, students develop and present micro-teaching lessons, evaluations and learning centers. Prerequisites:  EDUC 300  or EDUC 505 and admission to the Teacher Certification Program.
  
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    EDUC 311 - Classroom and Behavior Management Techniques 3 hours


    The study of managing classroom environments and the behavior of students. Students analyze classroom variables related to organization and control, and evaluate theories to produce a management system applicable to educational settings. Includes field experience of 15 hours. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 321 - Teaching Reading and Language Arts to Pre-school Children 3 hours


    The study of how to teach emergent reading skills to pre-school children. Students learn to apply the modalities of language to early literacy experiences, investigate instructional approaches and methods of teaching reading. Phonemic and phonological awareness and resulting phonics as well as whole language methods are incorporated into a balanced reading approach. Teaching strategies, unique uses of children’s literature, and early writing processes are also investigated. Includes field experience of 15 hours. Prerequisites: EDUC 100  and EDUC 300 , or EDUC 505; admission to the Teacher Certification Program. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 322 - Educational Measurement and Assessment 3 hours


    The study of methods used to develop educational measurements, including teacher-made and standardized assessments, and the procedures used to globally assess student achievement.  Emphasis is on the development, administration, interpretation, and utilization of informal, teacher-made evaluation measures to include paper-pencil, performance assessments, portfolio assessments, and observation instruments.  Included also are the concepts of validity and reliability, evaluation and reporting methods, and the historical study of psychometry. Prerequisites: EDUC 300  or EDUC 505; EDUC 230 /PSYC 230 ; or EDUC 560; and admission to the Teacher Certification Program.
  
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    EDUC 326 - Middle School Methods 3 hours


    Overview of the early adolescent, historical development of middle/junior high school education, curriculum and organizational patterns and planning for instruction. Prerequisites: EDUC 300   or EDUC 505; EDUC 200   or EDUC 542; EDUC 230 , PSYC 230   or EDUC 560; and admission to the Teacher Certification Program.
  
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    EDUC 331 - Teaching Reading 3 hours


    The study of how to teach reading skills. Students learn to describe, compare, and contrast theories, models, approaches and methods of teaching reading. Phonic methods and whole language methods are taught and studied, as are individualized teaching strategies, unique uses of children’s literature, and writing processes. Includes field experience of 15 hours. Prerequisites: EDUC 300  or EDUC 505 and admission to the Teacher Certification Program. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 332 - Reading Instruction 3 hours


    The study of how to teach reading skills. Students learn to describe, compare and contrast theories, models, approaches and methods of teaching reading. Phonic methods and whole language methods are taught and studied, as are individualized teaching strategies, unique use of children’s literature and writing processes. Note: This course does not apply toward Missouri certification. Prerequisites: EDUC 300 .
  
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    EDUC 335 - Teaching Creative Arts and Movement to Children 3 hours


    Games, rhythms, music, singing, dance, drama, visual arts, materials, and methods utilized by elementary and pre-school classroom teachers to integrate the arts and kinesthetic movement into classroom instruction. Prerequisites: EDUC 300  or EDUC 505; and admission to the Teacher Certification Program . Crosslisted as CDEV 335 .
  
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    EDUC 337 - Teaching Language Arts in Middle and Elementary Schools 3 hours


    A practical approach to teaching middle, elementary, and pre-school language arts instruction including listening, speaking, writing, reading, and viewing, with emphasis on integrating instruction within the language arts. Additional emphases are placed on the contemporary classroom, which is assumed to contain children of diverse cultures and learning abilities; incorporating technology in language arts lessons; assessing for language arts instruction; and developing higher-level thinking skills to help children apply their developing abilities to different situations, materials, and ideas.  Prerequisites: EDUC 300  or EDUC 505 (see graduate catalog for course description); and admission to the Teacher Certification Program.
  
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    EDUC 338 - Content Reading and Writing 3 hours


    The study of teaching reading and writing in differing content areas. Students analyze materials in various content areas and demonstrate the ability to use levels of comprehension, patterns of organization and questioning, and vocabulary-building skills to enhance learning. Includes field experience of 15 hours. Prerequisites: EDUC 300  or EDUC 505 and admission to the Teacher Certification Program. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 339 - Content Reading Methods 3 hours


    The study of teaching reading in differing content areas. Students analyze materials in various content areas and demonstrate the ability to use levels of comprehension, patterns of organization and questioning, and vocabulary-building skills to enhance learning. Note: This course does not apply toward Missouri certification. Prerequisite: EDUC 300 .
  
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    EDUC 345 - Teaching Art K-12 3 hours


    Pre-student teaching experiences with students K-12. Basic techniques and methods for planning, teaching and assessing art K-12. National, state and visual arts guidelines of a comprehensive art education program are reviewed. Hands-on activities for use of tools, materials and methods for creating a variety of K-12 art studio projects. Includes field experience of 15 hours. Prerequisites: EDUC 300  (or EDUC 505); EDUC 200   (or EDUC 542); EDUC 230   (or EDUC 560) or PSYC 230 ; ARTS 111  or ARTS 112 ; ARTS 120 ; and admission to the Teacher Certification Program. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 346 - Teaching Pre-K and Elementary Music 3 hours


    A study of methods and materials suitable for general music in pre-K and elementary school. This study includes an introduction to early childhood choral literature and musical instruments; major music methods, as well as major educational theorists; and specifically, vocal techniques, choral methods, and materials. Includes field experience of 15 hours. Prerequisites: EDUC 300  or EDUC 505 and admission to the Teacher Certification Program. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 347 - Teaching Middle School and Secondary Music 3 hours


    A study of methods and materials suitable for general music in middle school and secondary. This study includes an introduction to graded choral literature; major music methods, as well as major educational theorists; and specifically, vocal techniques, choral methods, and materials. Includes field experience of 15 hours. Prerequisites:EDUC 300 or EDUC 505; and admission to the Teacher Certification Program. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 352 - Teaching Science to Elementary Children 3 hours


    The teaching of science in elementary classrooms, including the teaching of exceptional children mainstreamed in classrooms, the use of technology to teach science, and assessment for the instruction of science. Prerequisites: EDUC 300  or EDUC 505 (see graduate catalog for course description); and admission to the Teacher Certification Program. 
  
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    EDUC 353 - Administration of Early Childhood Programs 3 hours


    This course will examine the responsibilities related to the overall operations of early childhood programs. Federal and state regulations and compliance, child safety, staffing, parent and community engagement strategies, management of facility, and budget responsibilities will be included. Prerequisites: EDUC 391 /PSYC 391  or CDEV 290 and CDEV 291.
  
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    EDUC 354 - Teaching Social Studies to Elementary Children 3 hours


    The teaching of social studies in elementary classrooms including the teaching of exceptional children mainstreamed in classrooms, the use of technology to teach social studies, and assessment for the instruction of social studies. Prerequisites: EDUC 300  or EDUC 505 (see graduate catalog for course description); and admission to the Teacher Certification Program .
  
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    EDUC 355 - Teaching Math and Science to Young Children 3 hours


    An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching young children math and science concepts through discovery and play. Emphasis is on research-based and developmentally appropriate practices for teaching infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary children. Includes the teaching of exceptional children mainstreamed in classrooms, the use of technology to teach math and science, and assessment of learning. Includes field experience of 15 hours. Prerequisites: EDUC 100  and EDUC 300 , or EDUC 505; EDUC 391 /PSYC 391  or CDEV 290 and CDEV 291, or EDUC 550; and admission to the Teacher Certification Program. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only. 
  
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    EDUC 358 - Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 3 hours


    This course focuses on methods and materials for teaching elementary school mathematics. The purpose of the course is to help pre-service teachers become confident in their ability to do mathematics so that they can do the same for their future students. Specific emphasis is given to trends and issues in mathematics education, including state and national recommendations. In addition, issues pertaining to lesson planning and implementation, assessment, integration of appropriate models, mathematics connections, and the use of technology are explored. Includes field experience of 15 hours. Prerequisites: EDUC 300   or EDUC 505 and admission to the Teacher Certification Program. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 360 - Teaching Mathematics in Middle and Secondary Schools 3 hours


    This course is designed to not only encourage pre-service teachers to explore aspects of teaching mathematics, but also to enhance pre-service teachers’ content knowledge of “school” mathematics. Considerable emphasis is placed on exploring multiple ways to make mathematics comprehensible to all of their future students. In addition, issues pertaining to lesson planning and implementation, assessment, integration of appropriate models, mathematics connections, and the use of technology are explored. Includes field experience of 15 hours. Prerequisites: EDUC 300  or EDUC 505; and admission to the Teacher Certification Program. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 362 - Teaching Middle and Secondary Social Studies 3 hours


    The study of middle school and secondary social studies methods, materials, ”best practices,” philosophies, instruction and curriculum. The course culminates with students demonstrating the abilities to plan, present and evaluate instructional experiences. Includes field experience of 15 hours. Prerequisites: EDUC 300  or EDUC 505 and admission to the Teacher Certification Program. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 365 - Teaching Middle and Secondary Science 3 hours


    The study of methods, materials, practices and curriculum in middle school and secondary science classes. The course culminates with students demonstrating the abilities to plan, present and evaluate instructional experiences. Includes field experience of 15 hours. Prerequisites: EDUC 300  or EDUC 505 and admission to the Teacher Certification Program. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 367 - Teaching Middle School and Secondary English 3 hours


    The study of methods, materials, practices and curriculum in middle school language arts and secondary English classes. The course culminates with students demonstrating the abilities to plan, present and evaluate instructional experiences. Includes field experience of 15 hours. Prerequisites: EDUC 300  or EDUC 505 and admission to the Teacher Certification Program. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 368 - Teaching Speech and Theatre in Middle and Secondary Schools 3 hours


    The study of the methods, materials, practices and curricula in middle school and secondary speech and theater courses. The course builds towards student competency in planning, assessment and standard teaching procedures in the discipline. Includes field experience of 15 hours. Prerequisites: EDUC 300  or EDUC 505 and admission to the Teacher Certification Program. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 369 - Teaching Business Education 3 hours


    The study of methods, materials, practices and curriculum in secondary business classes. The course culminates with students demonstrating the abilities to plan, present and evaluate instructional experiences. Includes field experience of 15 hours. Prerequisites: EDUC 300  or EDUC 505 and admission to the Teacher Certification Program. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 370 - Implementing Vocational Business Education Programs 3 hours


    This course covers the procedures to begin, expand, and continue vocational business classes within a school, as well as the process of teaching a vocational business education class with the high school setting. Prerequisite: EDUC 300  or EDUC 505; Admission to the Teacher Certification Program.
  
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    EDUC 371 - Coordination of Cooperative Education 3 hours


    The study of principles and techniques used in coordinating work experiences for high school students. Included is the study of methods involved in work site selection, placement, and evaluation. Prerequisite: EDUC 300  or EDUC 505; Admission to the Teacher Certification Program.
  
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    EDUC 373 - Teaching Writing to Secondary Students 3 hours


    The study of how to teach writing skills to secondary students. Students will learn structures and approaches to teaching and assessing writing and apply them to writing activities including fictional and personal narratives, comparison and contrast essays, and research papers. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Certification Program.
  
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    EDUC 375 - Advanced Content Methods 3 hours


    The study of the methods, effective practices, strategies, curricula, and materials in the teaching of content area disciplines. The course builds on the foundations received in the content methods courses and provides synthesis through the teaching of a lesson and reflection. Includes 15 hours of field experience. Prerequisites: admission to the Teacher Certification Program; and one of the following courses taken prior or concurrently: EDUC 345 , EDUC 346 , EDUC 347 , EDUC 360 , EDUC 362 , EDUC 365 , EDUC 367 , EDUC 368  or EDUC 369 . $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.
  
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    EDUC 376 - Adolescent Literacy 3 hours


    Students, ages 9-19, need literacy instruction based on sound theory and instructional techniques to meet their learning needs in reading, writing, listening, speaking, thinking, viewing and technology. This class will address the developmental needs of these students and provide recent research theory for the demonstrated techniques to assist in successful learning for all adolescent learners through instructional intervention for their reading and literacy deficits. Prerequisite: admission to the Teacher Certification Program.
  
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    EDUC 380 - Diagnostic and Corrective Reading 3 hours


    The study of reading remediation. Students evaluate procedures and demonstrate understanding of standardized tests and informal assessments for diagnosis. Students formulate a theoretical base for choosing diagnostic tools, interpreting evaluative data and identifying corrective strategies. Prerequisites: EDUC 300  or EDUC 505; EDUC 322 /580 or EDUC 331 /558; and admission to the Teacher Certification Program or full MAT/M.Ed. status.
  
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    EDUC 390 - Education and Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3 hours


    The study of teaching children with exceptionalities. Students study the effects of exceptionality on children’s cognitive, affective, behavioral, social, and psychomotor behaviors.
 

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