Sep 29, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

English

  
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    ENG 694 - Studies in Basic Writing

    3 hrs.
    Examines theoretical, historical, and cultural issues in the teaching of basic writing.
  
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    ENG 695 - Advanced Methods in English

    3 hrs.
    Analyzes recent theories and practices in the teaching of composition, literature, and language in post-elementary institutions. Credit hours do not count toward English degree. Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 696 - Scholarly Publishing

    3 hrs.
    An introduction to scholarly and academic publishing.
  
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    ENG 697 - Independent Study and Research

    1-9 hrs. arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    ENG 698 - Thesis

    1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 711 - Seminar in Postcolonial Literature

    3 hrs.
    Examines postcolonial literature from the 19th century to the present.
  
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    ENG 714 - Tutorial in English and Germanic Philology

    3 hrs.
    Develops specialized area of inquiry unavailable in the regular curriculum.
  
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    ENG 716 - Seminar in Modern World Literature

    3 hrs.
    Examines varying topics in British and Continental literature of the 20th century: authors, movements, and genres. Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 721 - Seminar in Fiction Writing

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing, permission of instructor, and enrollment in Center for Writers. Workshop in fiction writing. Repeatable to 9 hours for M.A., to 18 hours for Ph.D.
  
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    ENG 722 - Seminar in Poetry Writing

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing, permission of instructor, and enrollment in Center for Writers. Workshop in poetry writing. Repeatable to 9 hours for M.A., to 18 hours for Ph.D.
  
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    ENG 723 - Seminar in Nonfiction Writing

    3 hrs.
    Workshop in the writing of nonfiction prose, memoir, and personal essay. Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 730 - Seminar in Literacy Theory

    3 hrs.
    Considers the role of writing in current conceptions of literacy and explores literacy practices from a cultural perspective.
  
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    ENG 733 - Teaching/Administrative Internship in Writing

    1-3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of 15 hours of coursework in rhetoric and composition and permission of instructor. Provides doctoral-level students with supervised experience in teaching writing or directing writing programs.
  
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    ENG 735 - Issues in Writing Program Administration

    3 hrs.
    Focuses on issues and research relating to writing program administration in post-secondary institutions.
  
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    ENG 744 - Seminar in Literary Criticism

    3 hrs.
    Examines specific issues in critical theory. Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 745 - Seminar in Children's and Young Adult Literature

    3 hrs.
    Provides an extensive study of an author, topic, or genre in children's or young adult literature. Repeatable to six hours.
  
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    ENG 750 - Anglo-Saxon

    3 hrs.
    Examines the Old English language and representative English literature prior to 1066.
  
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    ENG 751 - Beowulf

    3 hrs.
    Reading Beowulf in Anglo-Saxon.
  
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    ENG 753 - Middle English

    3 hrs.
    Presents readings in Middle English literature exclusive of Chaucer, emphasizing the language and dialects of English from 1100 to 1500.
  
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    ENG 754 - Seminar in Medieval Literature

    3 hrs.
    Focuses on the works of a major English medieval writer or group of writers. Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 758 - Seminar in Renaissance Literature

    3 hrs.
    Studies the works of a major English Renaissance writer or group of writers. Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 760 - Seminar in 17th-Century British Literature

    3 hrs.
    Provides extensive study of an author, topic, or genre in 17th-century British literature. Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 761 - Seminar in 18th-Century British Literature

    3 hrs.
    Provides extensive study of an author, topic, or genre in 18th-century British literature. Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 763 - Seminar in English Romanticism

    3 hrs.
    Provides extensive study of selected poets and topics from the Romantic Era (1790-1830). Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 764 - Seminar in Victorianism

    3 hrs.
    Provides extensive study of selected authors and topics from the Victorian Era (1830-1910). Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 769 - Seminar in Modern British Literature

    3 hrs.
    Offers an examination of important modern British figures and movements. Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 770 - Seminar in American Literature I

    3 hrs.
    Presents a detailed study of selected American writers and movements before 1900. Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 771 - Seminar in American Literature II

    3 hrs.
    Presents a detailed study of selected American writers and movements since 1900. Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 772 - Readings in American Literature

    3 hrs.
    Presents a detailed study of selected American writers and movements. Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 773 - Seminar in African-American Literature

    3 hrs.
    Provides a detailed study of selected genres, topics, or writers of African-American literature. Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 790 - Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition

    3 hrs.
    Provides extensive study and research in a special topic (such as Writing Assessment, Feminist Perspectives on Language and Literacy, Discourse Analysis, Cultural Studies and Composition, Composition and the Postmodern). Repeatable to 9 hours.
  
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    ENG 791 - Research in English

    1-16 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of major professor. Must be taken pass/fail. Credit hours do not count toward degree.
  
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    ENG 792 - Special Problems

    1-6 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Provides the opportunity to pursue a special topic or area of interest. Repeatable to 6 hours.
  
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    ENG 797 - Independent Study and Research

    1-9 hrs. arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    ENG 898 - Dissertation

    12 hrs.

Environmental Science

  
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    ESC 501 - Environmental Sampling

    4 hrs.
    Methods for sampling and solids, liquids, and gases for environmental testing.
  
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    ESC 506 - Environmental Remediation

    3 hrs.
    Study of the environmental remediation process and methods for contaminated soils, sludges, slurries, and water systems.
  
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    ESC 550 - Pollution Control

    3 hrs.
    Study of pollution, its origin and effects, and methods of pollution abatement. Emphasis on control mechanisms, industrial control equipment, operations, and regulations.
  
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    ESC 592 - Special Problems

    1-6 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Topics and content related to current research and practice in environmental science.
  
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    ESC 692 - Special Problems

    1-6 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Topics and content related to current research and practice in environmental science.

Family and Consumer Sciences

  
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    FCS 509 - Occupational Family and Consumer Sciences

    3 hrs.
    Developing and evaluating teaching units for family and consumer sciences-related occupational programs.
  
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    FCS 601 - Family Life Education

    3 hrs.
    General philosophy and broad principles of family life education with emphasis on planning, implementing, and evaluating such educational programs.
  
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    FCS 605 - Supervision of Family and Consumer Sciences Education

    3 hrs.
    Practices and procedures in the supervision of vocational family and consumer sciences.
  
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    FCS 606 - Selected Topics in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Corresponding subject matter course. The development and application of units of work in selected areas in the secondary school program. (May be repeated once)
  
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    FCS 607 - Curriculum Problems in Family and Consumer Sciences

    3 hrs.
    A practicum for developing family and consumer sciences curriculum materials for local schools.
  
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    FCS 610 - Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

    1-6 hrs.
    Current trends and issues in family and consumer sciences.
  
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    FCS 611 - Evaluation in Family and Consumer Sciences

    3 hrs.
    Theory and practice of systematic evaluation of components of family and consumer sciences programs, including occupational family and consumer sciences.
  
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    FCS 612 - Field Experience in Family and Consumer Sciences-Related Occupations

    6 hrs.
    Supervised work experience in approved family and consumer sciences occupations. Can only be counted toward occupational certification.
  
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    FCS 615 - Methods, Materials, and Information Technology in Family and Consumer Sciences

    3 hrs.
    Emphasis on new developments in teaching family and consumer sciences, including computer technology.
  
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    FCS 630 - Dimensions of Learning in Family and Consumer Sciences Education I

    3 hrs.
    The first of a two-semester course sequence providing a broad introduction to the concepts, contexts, and practices of teaching, as well as specific instruction in secondary family and consumer sciences methods. Enrollment is restricted to students admitted to the master of arts in teaching (MAT) degree program. This course includes a clinical supervision component.
  
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    FCS 631 - Dimensions of Learning in Family and Consumer Sciences Education II

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): FCS 630 . The second of a two-semester course sequence providing a broad introduction to the concepts, contexts, and practices of teaching, as well as specific instruction in secondary family and consumer sciences methods. Enrollment is restricted to students admitted to the master of arts in teaching (MAT) degree program. This course includes a clinical supervision component.
  
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    FCS 691 - Research

    1-4 hrs.
  
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    FCS 692 - Special Problems in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

    1-4 hrs.
  
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    FCS 697 - Independent Study and Research

    1-9 hrs. arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    FCS 698 - Thesis

    1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs.
    Credit deferred until thesis is completed.

Family Studies

  
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    FAM 500 - Orientation to Child and Family Studies MS Program

    1 hr.
    Orientation for the Child and Family Studies Master of Science Online program.
  
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    FAM 598 - British Studies Program: Aging and the Family

    3-6 hrs.
    Current topics, trends, and issues which impact the family. Offered in London, England.
  
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    FAM 600 - Prepracticum in Marriage and Family Therapy

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): FAM 655 , FAM 602 , FAM 660  and permission of the instructor. Students are expected to gain basic clinical competencies in preparation for working with individuals, couples and families.
  
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    FAM 601 - Program Evaluation and Assessment

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): FAM 640 . General philosophy and broad principles of family life education with emphasis on planning, implementing and evaluating such educational programs.
  
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    FAM 602 - Introduction to the Practice of MFT

    3 hrs.
    This course provides students with an introduction to systemic theory, a historical overview of the field of marriage and family, therapy, current practice standards, ethical practice guidelines and effective case management strategies.
  
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    FAM 603 - Parenting Across the Lifespan

    3 hrs.
    The study of the role and responsibilites of family professionals in terms of parenting education.
  
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    FAM 605 - Family Advocacy

    3 hrs.
    The study of the role and ethical responsibilities of family professionals in terms of advocacy and leadership.
  
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    FAM 610 - Couple Therapy

    3 hrs.
    A survey of the major models of marital and couple therapy with an emphasis on evidence-based treatment.
  
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    FAM 615 - Gender and Culture in Therapeutic Relationships

    3 hrs.
    Designed to help students integrate theoretical, research, and developmental applications of gender and cultural issues into their understanding of individuals and families in therapeutic settings.
  
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    FAM 624 - Advanced Family Theories

    3 hrs.
    Study of major theoretical frameworks used to understand diverse families and family changes with an emphasis on individual family, and community stress and resiliency.
  
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    FAM 633 - Adolescence and the Family System

    3 hrs.
    A study of both functional and dysfunctional relationship patterns between parents and adolescents. Focus is on the systematic understanding of family process.
  
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    FAM 640 - Child and Family Life Education

    3 hrs.
    Review and Development of culturally sensitive programs and practices aimed at fostering resiliency factors in children and families to help achieve optimal functioning; introduction to developmentally appropriate teaching skills and strategies.
  
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    FAM 645 - Financial Problems of Families

    3 hrs.
    Study of family resource utilization emphasizing methods of assisting families in effective planning.
  
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    FAM 650 - Individual and Family Life Cycle Development

    3 hrs.
    A special fee is charged for this course. (See SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES  in this Bulletin.)
    The interactional impact of individuals, families, and communities is examined from a developmental life cycle perspective. Students will explore and assess the value of the modifying influences of culture, class, gender, and education. Challenges facing family professionals will be evaluated using current research and literature.
  
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    FAM 651 - Family Therapy with Children and Adolescents

    3 hrs.
    A study of both functional and dysfunctional relationship patterns between parents and children/adolescents. Focus is on the systematic assessment and intervention process.
  
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    FAM 652 - Intimate Relationship Development

    3 hrs.
    Theory and research related to intimate relationship development including dating, cohabitation and marriage and introduction to relationship education programs.
  
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    FAM 653 - Adulthood and Aging in the Family System

    3 hrs.
    A special fee is charged for this course. (See SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES  in this Bulletin.)
    A strength-based exploration of the cognitive, emotional, physical, psycho-social, familial and relational development in older adults. An emphasis on current challenges facing the aging population and on resource management.
  
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    FAM 654 - Special Topics in Gerontology

    1-3 hrs.
    Study of current issues in the field of aging. Topics will vary. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours with permission of adviser.
  
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    FAM 655 - Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy Theories

    3 hrs.
    A survey of the major models of family therapy and the historical development of the field.
  
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    FAM 656 - Advanced Study of Marriage and Family Therapy Theories

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): FAM 655 . An in-depth study of marriage and family therapy models and techniques.
  
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    FAM 658 - Seminar in Family Relations

    3 hrs.
    Current topics, trends, and issues which concern and affect families. (May be repeated for a total of 6 hrs.)
  
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    FAM 659 - Ethics and Professional Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy

    3 hr.
    A consideration of the ethical foundations for the professional practice of marriage and family therapy. The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Code of Ethics serves as a guide for the study of legal and personal roles and personal responsibilities in therapy, research, and professional development.
  
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    FAM 660 - Assessment and Diagnosis in Family Therapy I

    3 hrs.
    Assessment of dysfunctional relationship patterns using appropriate major mental health assessment instruments and structured techniques designed for systemic intervention.
  
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    FAM 661 - Assessment and Diagnosis in Family Therapy II

    3 hrs.
    Assessment and diagnosis of individuals, couples, and families within a marriage and family therapy treatment context.
  
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    FAM 663 - Professional Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): FAM 655 , FAM 656 . The application of marriage and family therapy theories and techniques in clinical practice.
  
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    FAM 665 - Sex Therapy

    3 hrs.
    Sexual development and attitudes towards sex and intimacy are explored. Physical, psychological, emotional, and relational facets of sex therapy intervention are examined.
  
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    FAM 675 - Practice of Family Research

    3 hrs.
    Provides conceptual background and application of research methods for the social disciplines.
  
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    FAM 688 - Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities

    3 hrs.
    Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and other health care issues relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities.
  
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    FAM 690 - Practicum in Child and Family Studies

    3-9 hrs.
    A special fee is charged for this course. (See SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES  in this Bulletin.)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. The practicum is a synthesis experience that allows students to transform theory and principles into practical application in an approved human services setting. Students will utilize knowledge and skills developed throughout the master's program to generate new knowledge based on action research conducted at practicum site. Emphasis will be on oportunities for family professionals to serve as catalysts for positive change throughout careers serving children and families.
  
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    FAM 691 - Research in Child and Family Studies

    1-16 hrs.
  
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    FAM 692 - Special Problems in Family Relations

    1-4 hrs.
  
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    FAM 697 - Independent Study and Research

    1-9 hrs. arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    FAM 698 - Thesis

    1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs.
    Credit deferred until thesis is completed.
  
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    FAM 790 - Supervised Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy

    1-6 hrs.
    A special fee is charged for this course. (See SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES  in this Bulletin.)
    Prerequisites and/or co-rerequisites: FAM 655 , FAM 656 , FAM 600 , FAM 660 , and permission of the clinical faculty. Supervised clinical training with couples and families. May be repeated.
  
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    FAM 794 - Marriage and Family Supervision

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Major models of marriage and family therapy and supervision are examined.

Film

  
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    FLM 536 - Western Film

    3 hrs.
    The course examines the interaction of stylistic and thematic elements associated with the Western film genre.
  
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    FLM 571 - Advanced Cinematography

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Advanced instruction and practical production experience in 16mm motion picture cinematography. Repeatable for up to 6 hours.
  
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    FLM 573 - The Documentary Film

    3 hrs.
    Evaluation of the documentary tradition in film through viewing and analysis of selected documentaries and review of pertinent literature.
  
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    FLM 574 - Film Noir

    3 hrs.
    The course examines the interaction of stylistic and thematic elements associated with the Film Noir period and their impact on contemporary cinema.
  
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    FLM 575 - Film Business Procedures and Management

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Study of the business practices and problems involved in film production.
  
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    FLM 576 - British Studies: The British Film

    3-6 hours.
  
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    FLM 577 - Advanced Film Production Workshop

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Students enrolled in this course will serve as director, cinematographer, or film editor of a complete 16mm motion picture production.
  
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    FLM 578 - Seminar in Film

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Examination of a film topic. May be repeated with a different topic.
  
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    FLM 579 - Film Theory and Criticism

    3 hrs.
    Study of major film theories through study of the literature of film theory and the screening and discussion of selected films.
  
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    FLM 585 - Film Editing

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): FLM 571 . Study of the theory and techniques of film editing. Repeatable for up to 6 hours.
 

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