Oct 22, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Psychology

  
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    PSY 770 - Intelligence: Theories and Development

    3 hrs.
    Nature of intelligence and its development; critical evaluation of methods of measurement; relation of intelligence to social efficiency.
  
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    PSY 771 - Practicum in School Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the school psychology training program or permission of instructor. Supervised application of school psychological procedures. May be repeated to limit of 24 hours.
  
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    PSY 772 - Applied Behavior Analysis in School Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the school psychology program or permission of instructor. Fundamentals of applied behavior analysis and functional assessment.
  
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    PSY 773 - Advanced Behavioral Interventions in School Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 772  or permission of instructor. The application of behavioral principles in the school setting to address needs of at-risk children.
  
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    PSY 774 - Behavioral Consultation in School Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 772  or permission of instructor. A multisystemic approach to behavioral consultation. Individual and organizational variables are given consideration.
  
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    PSY 775 - Interventions with Special Populations in School Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 772  or permission of instructor. Interventions addressing pediatric conditions and associated behavioral concerns.
  
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    PSY 777 - Psychological Disorders of Childhood

    3 hrs.
    A comprehensive analysis of the major behavior disorders of childhood.
  
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    PSY 778 - Experimental Child Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor. An intensive study of theory, methodology, and research in child psychology.
  
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    PSY 779 - Seminar in Developmental Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor. Consideration of specific contemporary problems and issues in developmental psychology. May be taken for a total of 9 semester hours.
  
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    PSY 780 - Advanced Psychopathology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Doctoral track and permission of the instructor. Current empirical work in adult psychopathology, including classification and diagnostic systems.
  
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    PSY 781 - Neurological Bases of Behavior

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 624 , doctoral status, and permission of instructor. An introduction to neuroanatomy and the behavioral consequences of neuropathology.
  
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    PSY 782 - Clinical Psychology Practicum

    1-3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Doctoral track and permission of the director of clinical training. Supervised clinical training in the psychology clinic.
  
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    PSY 783 - Introduction to MATLAB for Behavioral Scientists

    3 hrs.
    Introduction to MATLAB, a general-purpose programming language. It is used by behavioral scientists for data collection, analysis, processing and simulations.
  
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    PSY 784 - Systems of Psychotherapy

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Doctoral clinical track and permission of the instructor. An analysis of the theories and techniques of current systems of psychotherapy.
  
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    PSY 786 - Counseling Psychology Practicum III

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. An advanced practicum in which students develop applied competencies appropriate to their area of specialization under supervision.
  
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    PSY 790 - Field Problems

    3 hrs.
  
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    PSY 791 - Research in Psychology

    1-16 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.
  
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    PSY 792 - Special Problems

    1-16 hrs.
  
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    PSY 793 - Research in School Psychology

    1 hr.
    Current research in school psychology. May be repeated up to limit of 8 hrs.
  
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    PSY 794 - Psychology Research Apprenticeship

    3-9 hrs.
    Research training through participation in programmatic research conducted within the Department of Psychology.
  
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    PSY 796 - Field Internship

    3-12 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 762  and prior arrangement with instructor. Affords opportunity for master's and specialist's students to receive supervised practice experiences in field settings.
  
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    PSY 797 - Independent Study and Research

    Hours 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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    PSY 800 - Health Psychology

    3 hrs.
    Designed to acquaint students with concepts in behavioral medicine and with the psychologist's role in health psychology.
  
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    PSY 802 - Clinical Neuropsychology

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 624 , PSY 641 , PSY 736 , PSY 780 , doctoral track, and permission of the instructor. An introduction to clinical neuropsychology.
  
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    PSY 807 - Clinical Health Psychology Practicum

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the clinical health psychology sub-specialty program. Hospital, clinic, and practicum experience in the methods and procedures of health psychology, neuropsychology, and clinical psychophysiology. Limit of 9 semester hours.
  
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    PSY 810 - Doctoral Integrative Seminar

    1 hr.
    A weekly seminar designed to integrate instructional experiences of doctoral students during their first year of residency.
  
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    PSY 811 - Advanced Seminar in Psychotherapy

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 713  or PSY 784  and permission of instructor. An advanced study of the domain of psychotherapy with an emphasis on identifying central constructs and the development of synthesis. Students are expected to evaluate various psychotherapeutic approaches at philosophical, conceptual, and practical levels and continue to refine their own developing theoretical positions.
  
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    PSY 835 - Advanced Practicum in Counseling Psychology

    1-3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Supervised practice.
  
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    PSY 836 - Proseminar in Counseling Psychology

    3 hrs.
    A professional issues seminar for advanced students. Topics include historical antecedents, training models, credentialing, accreditation, and current trends and issues in counseling psychology.
  
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    PSY 840 - Externship

    1-6 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Supervised experience in an off-campus setting.
  
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    PSY 850 - Advanced Research Seminar

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
  
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    PSY 860 - Counseling Psychology Practicum IV

    1-3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 786  and prior arrangement with instructor. An advanced clinic practicum in counseling and psychological services.
  
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    PSY 870 - Supervision: Theory and Practice

    3-6 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. An advanced seminar in the supervision of others who deliver counseling and psychological services. Students enroll concurrently with the assignment of clinic supervision responsibilities.
  
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    PSY 880 - Internship in School Psychology

    1-3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of training director. Supervised, full-time practice of school psychology in an approved setting. Selection of internship must conform to NASP and CDSPP standards. May be repeated up to 12 semester hours.
  
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    PSY 881 - Internship in Clinical Psychology

    1-3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of PSY 782  and approval of the director of clinical training. To be repeated for 3 semester hours minimum.
  
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    PSY 882 - Internship in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

    4 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the I/O training director. To be repeated for 12 semester hours total. Full-time practice of I/O psychology under supervision in an approved setting.
  
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    PSY 883 - Internship

    1-3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval by program faculty and permission of training director. Students receive 1,900-2,000 hours of supervised training in an off-campus APA-approved internship program in professional psychology. To be repeated for 9 semester hours total.
  
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    PSY 898 - Dissertation

    12 hrs.

Real Estate and Insurance

  
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    REI 532 - Real Estate Finance

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): FIN 300 A study of the sources of real estate funds and analytical techniques for investment decision making. Nonbusiness students only.
  
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    REI 598 - International Insurance Seminar Abroad

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of program director. Conducted in study abroad programs: a series of lectures and discussions with authorities on international insurance issues and practices.
  
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    REI 635 - Commercial Real Estate Investment and Analysis

    3 hrs.
    This course examines the legal concepts and financing of commercial real estate along with the valuation analysis of commercial real estate investment.
  
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    REI 692 - Special Problems

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of department chair.
  
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    REI 699 - International Insurance Research Abroad

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of program director.

Religion

  
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    REL 524 - Religion and Healing

    3 hrs.
    This course studies several examples of religious healing practices found in ethnographic literature, creating a dialogue between indigenous and academic theories of healing.
  
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    REL 530 - Buddhism

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): REL 131 This course surveys Buddhist religions and cultures. Topics include Indian origins, philosophical schools, ritual practice, and historical development.
  
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    REL 532 - Mysticism

    3 hrs.
    This course explores mystical practices as found in ethnographic texts. Students pursue an interdisciplinary approach drawing on several models of mysticism.
  
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    REL 545 - Islam and Politics

    3 hrs.
    An examination of Islamic political movements and their development. Attention will be paid to law, government, relations with non-Muslims, and the ethics of violent conflict.
  
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    REL 546 - Women in Islam

    3 hrs.
    This course will address Muslim views of women by focusing on scripture, law, early Islamic history, and the works of reformers and Islamists in the Middle East and South Asia.
  
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    REL 590 - Issues in Religion

    3 hrs.
    An examination of specific problems within the broad spectrum of contemporary religious concern.
  
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    REL 599 - Religious Studies Abroad

    3-6 hrs.
    The study of religious themes in various parts of the world. Offered abroad through the Center for International and Continuing Education.
  
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    REL 692 - Special Problems

    3 hrs.
    A study of a religious issue to be approved by the department chair. May be taken for a total of 9 hours.

Research and Foundations

  
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    REF 516 - Utilization of Audiovisual Media and Equipment

    3 hrs.
    A special fee is charged for this course. (See SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES  in this Bulletin.)
  
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    REF 525 - Instructional Styles and Models in Media Programs

    3 hrs.
  
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    REF 526 - Film and Television in Media Programs

    3 hrs.
  
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    REF 536 - Designing Educational Systems for Individualized Instruction

    3 hrs.
    Translation of instructional specifications into prototype systems.
  
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    REF 550 - Test Item Development

    3 hrs.
    Includes procedures for mastering test item development techniques through active participation.
  
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    REF 590 - Instructional Television: Utilization and Production

    3 hrs.
    Utilization of television in instructional settings. Emphasis on programming from Mississippi ETV and the use of portopac television equipment.
  
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    REF 591 - School Media Center Administration Workshop

    3 hrs.
  
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    REF 599 - British Studies: Research in British Education

    3 hrs.
    To provide students with supervised research study on British education that relates to their own interests or educational specialty.
  
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    REF 600 - Foundations of Educational Studies and Research

    3 hrs.
    Addresses requisite skills for graduate study including identifying/accessing literature resources, critical analysis, writing skills and theory relevant to educational research.
  
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    REF 601 - Educational Research: Interpretation and Applications

    3 hrs.
    An orientation to the information, skills, and competencies necessary to conduct and interpret research in the behavioral sciences.
  
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    REF 602 - Introduction to Educational Statistics

    3 hrs.
    Basic concepts and computations in descriptive statistics. Introduction to sampling procedures and inferential processes in educational research.
  
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    REF 604 - Foundations in American Education

    3 hrs.
    A brief survey of the philosophical, psychological, sociological, and historical foundations of American education.
  
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    REF 605 - Cultural Influences on American Education and Society

    3 hrs.
    A study of European educational systems.
  
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    REF 607 - Developing a Student-Centered Curriculum

    3 hrs.
    A comprehensive study of planning and procedures for developing, structuring, implementing, and evaluating school curricula.
  
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    REF 609 - Administration of Media Centers

    3 hrs.
  
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    REF 615 - Student Discipline in the Schools

    3 hrs.
    Presentation of general principles, techniques, procedures, and legal aspects of discipline.
  
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    REF 616 - Instructional Graphics

    3 hrs.
    A special fee is charged for this course. (See SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES  in this Bulletin.)
  
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    REF 618 - Instructional Photography

    3 hrs.
  
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    REF 620 - Foundations of Instructional Technology

    3 hrs.
    Survey of the historical aspects of instructional media. Application of research in the development of technology relating to libraries, classrooms, industry, and instructional settings.
  
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    REF 621 - Selection and Organization of Media Resources

    3 hrs.
  
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    REF 622 - Design and Production of Media Materials

    3 hrs.
    A special fee is charged for this course. (See SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES  in this Bulletin.)
  
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    REF 623 - Advanced Media Productions Techniques

    3 hrs.
    A special fee is charged for this course. (See SPECIAL FEES AND EXPENSES  in this Bulletin.)
  
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    REF 625 - Instructional Video and Film Production

    3 hrs.
  
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    REF 632 - Assessing Student Outcomes

    3 hrs.
    Emphasizes selection and construction of assessment instruments and interpretation of results.
  
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    REF 644 - Instructional Development I

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): REF 516  or permission of the instructor. Survey of various instructional development models for the development, revision, or revitalization of educational programs.
  
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    REF 645 - Computers in Education

    3 hrs.
    Applications of computer technology to instructional, information, and administrative programs from the user's point of view.
  
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    REF 660 - Economic Education for Teachers

    3 hrs.
    Emphasis on in-depth understanding of our economic system and integration of economic concepts into the social studies.
  
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    REF 680 - Direction and Supervision of Student Teaching

    3 hrs.
    Designed to guide supervising teachers in orienting and involving student teachers.
  
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    REF 692 - Special Problems

    1-3 hrs.
  
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    REF 698 - Thesis

    1-6 hrs. for a total of 6 hrs.
    Credit deferred until thesis is completed.
  
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    REF 701 - Analysis of Teaching Behavior

    3 hrs.
    Designed to analyze teacher behavior to determine competency, including interaction analysis and microteaching skills.
  
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    REF 704 - Epistemology in the Social Sciences

    3 hrs.
    Philosophical orientations and theoretical frameworks that support and inform systematic processes of educational research.
  
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    REF 709 - Social Foundations of Education

    3 hrs.
    A study of contrasting motivations and values of various cultural groups and their implications for education.
  
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    REF 712 - Computer Applications in Educational Research

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): REF 761 , REF 762  Skills development course in computer analysis of behavioral science data and systems analysis.
  
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    REF 718 - Practicum in Educational Research

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): REF 761 , REF 762  Application of appropriate research models, structure of research reports, critique of published research and of student's research problem.
  
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    REF 720 - Measurement in Educational Research

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): REF 761 , REF 762  Survey of the theory of measurement including true score theory, reliability, validity, item analysis, and item-selection techniques.
  
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    REF 724 - Assessment of Learning in Higher Education

    3 hrs.
    Applied examination of theory and practice of educational assessment of learning in post-secondary settings.
  
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    REF 730 - Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences I

    3 hrs.
    This course introduces fundamental concepts, language, design, and implementation of qualitative research, and provides introductory experience in conducting qualitative research.
  
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    REF 731 - Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences II

    3 hrs.
    Implementation of qualitative research designs, deepening of philosophical knowledge, focus on data collection and analysis, and experience in scholarly manuscript submissions.
  
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    REF 736 - Survey Research

    3 hrs.
    Overview of survey and other descriptive research. Specifically focuses on sampling, questionnaire and scale development, as well as major sources of error in survey research.
  
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    REF 740 - Programmed Instruction

    3 hrs.
    Theories and techniques in designing, producing, and evaluating programmed instructional materials.
  
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    REF 742 - Research in Instructional Systems Technology

    3 hrs.
    Research in problems of formulating objectives, analyzing audiences, using media, and evaluating education outcomes.
  
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    REF 761 - Quantitative Analysis I

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): REF 602  or equivalent. Theoretical distributions in experiemental and quasi-experiemental design. Analysis of variance, repeated measures, followup procedures.
  
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    REF 762 - Quantitative Analysis II

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): REF 761  Correlation and regression theory. Techniques associated with bivariate, partial, and multiple correlation and applied multiple linear regression.
  
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    REF 770 - Program Evaluation

    3 hrs.
    The principles of evaluation. Involvement in a practical evaluation problem employing measurement techniques and statistical methodology.
  
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    REF 791 - Field Problems in Educational Research

    1-12 hrs. (6 hrs. required)
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of major professor and Educational Research Staff.
  
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    REF 792 - Special Problems in Educational Research I, II, III

    1-3 hrs. each
    Prerequisite(s): vary. Must have approval of major professor and educational research staff. Application of specific research procedures in the development of skills in various types of research.
  
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    REF 794 - Field Problems

    3 hrs.
  
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    REF 798 - Specialist Thesis

    3 hrs.
    Selection and development of a practical educational research problem for the specialist's degree. A scholarly research paper is required.
 

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