Feb 27, 2024  
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2019-2020 Catalog 
    
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Sociology

  
  • SOC 3030. The Family (3 credits)


    Structure and functions of kin groups in societies. Types of families. Cooperation and conflict. The family in relation to other social institutions. Mate selection, courtship, and family relationships. Stability and change.

  
  • SOC 3060. Sociological Theory (3 credits)


    This course provides students with a foundation in classical and contemporary sociological theory. Students learn to use theory to critically analyze the social world. This course prepares students for upper-level courses. PREREQ: SOC 1020 , SOC 3000 .

  
  • SOC 3120. Sports in Contemporary Society (3 credits)


    A study of sports from a socio-cultural perspective, including the relationship of sports to other social institutions, stratification within sports, and changing conceptions of leisure and sports. The popular literature on sports will be examined.

  
  • SOC 3130. The Community (3 credits)


    This course grounds the student in the multiple meanings of community: community as a territorial unit; community as a psycho-social unit; and community as a cultural unit. In addition, case studies will be used to illustrate how different types of “community” are created and maintained and how structural changes in the society affect community. PREREQ: SOC 1020  or SOC 2090 .

  
  • SOC 3140. Collective Behavior and Social Movements (3 credits)


    Provides a theoretical background and some analytical tools for understanding the nature and scope and cultural and historical roots of social movements world-wide and examines the growing linkages among local, national and global movements. Collective behavior movements covered include those of peasants, indigenous peoples, women and others to achieve greater local autonomy, environmental and gender justice.

  
  • SOC 3160. Development and Globalization (3 credits)


    Globalization is a collection of processes by which people around the world are interconnected in economic, political, cultural and environmental linkages. This course examines these processes via sociological theories of modernization and dependency, focusing on a commodity chains framework and world systems theory, consumption and homogeneity patterns.

  
  • SOC 3170. Social Gerontology (3 credits)


    Aging as psychological, biological, and social phenomena. Review of current and emerging topics and major gerontological theories on aging and the life course.

  
  • SOC 3180. Community Development (3 credits)


    This course examines sociological perspectives on contemporary theory and practice in community development. Attention will be given to development theory as well as applied sociological investigation into creating community social change. Problems and opportunities that arise from social and demographic change and the dynamics of local economies in a global context will be examined. Portfolio requirement includes an agency assessment.

  
  • SOC 3210. Social Inequalities (3 credits)


    This course examines contemporary and historical theories on inequality, the ways in which it develops and how it is sustained in society, using both local and global approaches. Inequalities involving class, race, gender, age and sexual orientation are examined, and ways to create social change to reduce social inequalities will be considered.

  
  • SOC 3240. Sociology of Poverty (3 credits)


    This course examines sociological perspectives on the causes and extent of poverty in the United States. Attention will be given to social theory, social policy, lived-experiences and the impact of poverty on communities. An emphasis on the extent and nature of poverty in North Carolina is provided. Portfolio requirement includes a demographic county profile.

  
  • SOC 3400. Life Course Criminology (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (CRJ 3400)
    Taking a sociological perspective on criminal correlation, etiology and criminogenesis, this course examines criminal behavior across the life course, considering such issues as juvenile delinquency, “aging out” of crime, persistent career criminality, and such social variables as class, employment, race, sex roles, ethnicity, religion and ideology on crime. PREREQ: SOC 2400 .

  
  • SOC 3520. Human Trafficking and Slavery (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (CRJ 3520)
    This course addresses a worldwide crime phenomenon and social problem that involves men, women, and children ensnared in an unthinkable life of slavery, torture, and early death. The following topics are covered in-depth: the rise and costs of human trafficking; the financial side of human trafficking; the trafficking markets in Asia, Eurasia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the United States. PREREQ: CRJ 2000  or SOC 1020 .

  
  • SOC 3540. Gender and Society (3 credits)


    Examines gender in social life focusing on the social construction of both masculinity and femininity. Covers theoretical explanations of gender differentiation, with an emphasis on socialization, stratification, family, work, education, politics and social change.

  
  • SOC 3600. Social Statistics (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (CRJ 3600, SWK 3600)
    An introduction to statistical analysis. Focus is on the process of determining the appropriate statistical techniques, the uses of those techniques, and on the process of the proper interpretation of statistical results. PREREQ: MAT 1050  or MAT 1070  or permission of the instructor.

  
  • SOC 3610. Social Research (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (CRJ 3610)
    An overview of research methodology in the social sciences. The course will include survey and experimental designs, and sampling and scaling techniques. Both quantitative and qualitative techniques of analysis will be presented. PREREQ: SOC 1020  or SOC 2400 /CRJ 2400 , SOC 2250/CRJ 2350.

  
  • SOC 3670. Social Deviance (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (CRJ 3670)
    Theories of deviant behavior are examined, with selected examples of deviance reviewed in detail. PREREQ: SOC 2400 .

  
  • SOC 3680. Law and Society (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (CRJ 3680)
    An introduction to the development of law and legal systems, the social organization of law, and the functions and roles of law in society, applying cross-cultural and anthropological perspectives. The relationship of values, economy and culture of a society to the laws it adopts.

  
  • SOC 3690. Sociology of Mental Disorders (3 credits)


    Social Factors in the definition, incidence, etiology, and treatment of mental disorders are examined. Topics include the social role of the mental patient, societal views toward and responses to mental disorders and the development of mental health policy.

  
  • SOC 3730. Health Promotion and Wellness (3 credits)


    A study of community problems and opportunities for health care and the social factors that mold health habits. Project development and implementation required.

  
  • SOC 3750. Death and Dying (3 credits)


    Stages of personal adjustment to death. Dying as a social process. Therapy with the chronically and terminally ill. Social, economic, and psychological aspects of the funeral. The hospice is discussed.

  
  • SOC 3780. Sociology of Drug Use (3 credits)


    A sociological analysis of historical and contemporary drug use. Topics include demographic, occupational, social and health correlates of drug use, drugs and the economy, societal and legal responses to drug use, drugs and crime, therapeutic and educational responses to drug use and drug policy initiatives.

  
  • SOC 3790. Substance Abuse Prevention (3 credits)


    A sociological analysis of primary, secondary, and tertiary approaches to preventing substance use and abuse. Topics include socio-cultural issues affecting the initiation of substance use and the role of the family, health professionals and the community in responding to substance abuse.

  
  • SOC 3870. Women in Society (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (SWK 3870)
    This course is designed to provide the student with a review of themes on women’s development and their interaction with micro, mezzo and macro systems. The goal of this class is to aid the student in acquiring a better understanding of developmental paradigms and how that applies to social work service delivery to the women of the United States with particular emphasis on services within our rural community. The interaction between women and color, socioeconomic status, religion, disability, and sexual orientation will also be reviewed. PREREQ: SWK 2000  is recommended.

  
  • SOC 3880. Native American Populations (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (SWK 3880/AIS 3880)
    Using a person-in-environment perspective, the social service delivery system is analyzed within the uniqueness of the cultural parameters of different tribal communities. Laws and regulations that affect social service delivery to Native Americans are reviewed. Social problems that are common among Native American groups are also emphasized while equipping students with skills, sensitivities, and a knowledge base necessary to practice generalist social work effectively. PREREQ: SWK 2000  is recommended.

  
  • SOC 3890. Exploring Masculinities (3 credits)


    The study of men as men within gender orders. The student will be exposed to masculinities as socially constructed in relationship to femininities and other masculinities. Special attention will be paid to how masculinities are constructed through gender practices within gender relations, both historically and currently, and how these practices and relations arise from and continue to maintain gender inequalities. Particular attention will be paid to how one is to “be a man” in American society, both currently and historically. PREREQ: SOC 1020 .

  
  • SOC 3960. The Sociology of Everyday Life (3 credits)


    A study of qualitative approaches to the subject matter of sociology. Symbolic interaction, phenomenology and linguistics are applied to observations in interpersonal interaction.

  
  • SOC 4170. Sociology of Religion (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (REL 4170)
    Religious institutions and relationships in modern society. PREREQ: SOC 1020 .

  
  • SOC 4180. Voluntary Associations and Non-Profit Organizations (3 credits)


    Students learn how voluntary associations and non-profit organizations provide support for individuals and communities. This course teaches the practical skills needed to organize and maintain voluntary associations and non-profit organizations. Students will complete a portfolio containing a mission statement, a fund raising letter, plans for a fund raising event, an outline for a grant proposal, and a marketing plan.

  
  • SOC 4250. Organizations in Society (3 credits)


    One can hardly avoid coming into contact with and being influenced by complex organizations in contemporary society. Functions that have traditionally been carried out by the family, the neighborhood, and other non-organizational forms of social group have been increasingly taken over by complex organizations in contemporary society. This course will analyze organizations from a sociological standpoint and help students better understand both the structure of contemporary society and changing societal conditions.

  
  • SOC 4400. Conflict Management (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (CRJ 4400)
    A survey of the conceptual and theoretical bases of conflict and conflict management, the institutional framework and dynamics of alternative dispute resolution, and the use of negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and other hybrid approaches for achieving conflict settlement or resolution. Specific emphasis is on the use of applied diagnostic and analytical tools, and interactive learning approaches.

  
  • SOC 4420. Community Resource Development (3 credits)


    This course will focus on community change by developing grant writing skills and related competencies including research, resource identification, program development, capacity building and change/intervention strategies to aid in the creation of proposals designed to address specific community needs. Portfolio requirement includes a completed grant application.

  
  • SOC 4520. Women and Crime (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (CRJ 4520)
    A study of the nature and extent of women’s crime, theories of female criminality, processing of women offenders through the criminal justice system, the response of police and court officials to women as victims of crime, and opportunities for women as employees in criminal justice agencies. PREREQ: SOC 2400 /CRJ 2400  or permission of instructor.

  
  • SOC 4530. Family Violence (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (CRJ 4530)
    See listing under Criminal Justice, below.

  
  • SOC 4610. Addiction and Women (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (SAB 4610)
    An analysis of women’s experiences of addiction, the societal response to female addiction and the treatment resources and services that are needed to prevent and treat female addiction. Topics covered include the centrality of relationships in women’s lives, sexual abuse and addiction, addiction and traditional gender roles, and parenting issues for substance abusing women.

  
  • SOC 4620. Sociological Social Psychology (3 credits)


    This course explores the sociological side of the contemporary field of social psychology to help students understand the processes by which we become social individuals, how we construct social reality, and how the social reality we construct influences us as individual members of human groups. Students will analyze and critique various sociological social psychological approaches and methods of understanding individuals within social contexts and assess their various strengths and weaknesses.

  
  • SOC 4850. Internship in Sociology (3 credits)


    Supervised and evaluated participation in the regular activities of an organizational setting for two days a week. In consultation with the instructor, the student is expected to prepare an analysis of the organization’s social structure and interactional dynamics. Course meets in the seminar setting one hour per week. Pass/Fail grading. PREREQ: Instructor permission, with the approval of the Sociology Internship Coordinator and the Department Chair.

  
  • SOC 4990. Independent Study in Sociology (3 credits)


    Restrictions: Limited to seniors majoring in sociology whose overall cumulative point average is 3.0 or better. A written proposal is required in advance of registration. PREREQ: Acceptance by the Department faculty member who will supervise, and approval by the Department Chair.

  
  • SOC 5010. The Changing Family (3 credits)


    Family relations in crosscultural and contemporary American perspectives. History, present status, and direction of future change.

  
  • SOC 5020. American Pluralism-Race and Ethnicity in American Life (3 credits)


    The American character hinges upon a complex racial and ethnic pluralism that has existed since the establishment of the United States as a republic and before. This course is intended to explore the dynamics of the social construction of racial and ethnic identity, as well as the historical and contemporary relations among various racial and ethnic groups within the United States, from a sociological standpoint.


Special Topics in Sociology

  
  • SOCS 4xxx. Special Topics (3 credits)


    This course is to provide flexibility to introduce specialized courses which may be of substantial interest to students. Topics will vary from time to time according to student interest.


Speech

  
  • SPE 1020. Fundamentals of Voice and Diction (3 credits)


    Introduction to the fundamentals of voice and diction for the beginning student. The course consists of practical exercises designed to introduce the student to General American Speech.

  
  • SPE 2000. Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)


    Interpersonal communication behaviors that influence interpersonal relationships. Emphasis on developing personal skills and attitudes in one‑to‑one relationships and small groups.

  
  • SPE 2010. Fundamentals of Speech (3 credits)


    Study of the principles and skills involved in creating and delivering effective speeches, and preparation and presentation of individual and small group speeches.

  
  • SPE 3580. Discussion and Debate (3 credits)


    An exploration of various discussion techniques, including parliamentary procedure, where the essentials of argumentation will be explained and practiced.

  
  • SPE 5230. Spoken Communication (3 credits)


    Study of the communication behaviors which influence our casual and business relationships. Review of intrapersonal, interpersonal, interview, group discussion, and public communication.


Spanish

  
  • SPN 1310. Elementary Spanish I (3 credits)


    The sequence 1310‑1320 introduces Spanish grammar and vocabulary and some aspects of Spanish culture. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order.

  
  • SPN 1320. Elementary Spanish II (3 credits)


    The sequence 1310‑1320 introduces Spanish grammar and vocabulary and some aspects of Spanish culture. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order.

  
  • SPN 2310. Intermediate Spanish I (3 credits)


    The sequence 2310‑2320 develops increased competence in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing and reviews Spanish grammar. PREREQ: SPN 1310 , SPN 1320 ; two units of high school Spanish; or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 2320. Intermediate Spanish II (3 credits)


    The sequence 2310‑2320 develops increased competence in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing and reviews Spanish grammar. PREREQ: SPN 1310 , SPN 1320 ; two units of high school Spanish; or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 2330. Spanish for Heritage Speakers (6 credits)


    An intensive review of the Spanish language designed for students with extensive cultural background in the target language. Available to non-native speakers who have an extensive foreign language background. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 3010. Early Laboratory Experiences for Prospective Teachers (1 credit)


    This course is designed to give prospective Spanish teacher candidates initial exposure to public schools in order to provide them with a realistic preparation for student teaching, challenge their underlying beliefs about teaching and learning, form a basis for a personal decision on teaching Spanish as a career, and build a background for further professional study and growth.

  
  • SPN 3080. Spanish Education Field Experience (1 credit)


    Early field experiences for the Spanish education major providing observation and instructional experiences in a variety of educational settings. Development of lesson plans and instructional activities in response to the unique features of learning environments. PREREQ: SPN 2320 , SPN 2330 , or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 3110. Spanish Composition and Review of Grammar (3 credits)


    Intensive practice in task-oriented compositions and comprehensive review of grammatical forms and usage. PREREQ: SPN 2310  and SPN 2320 ; SPN 2330 ; or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 3120. Spanish Conversation (3 credits)


    Development of oral communication skills. Emphasis on use of language in everyday situations, vocabulary growth, listening comprehension, and correctness in grammar. PREREQ: SPN 2310  and SPN 2320 ; SPN 2330 ; or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 3150. Presentation Communication: Advanced Writing and Oral Presentation in Spanish (3 credits)


    Students will analyze contemporary cultural artifacts of the Spanish-speaking world in order to further advance both written and presentational modes of Spanish. PREREQ: “C” or better in either SPN 3110  or SPN 3120 

  
  • SPN 3200. Literary Analysis and Criticism in Spanish (3 credits)


    Through a variety of representative works of Hispanic literature, this course focuses on the discussion and practical application of different approaches to the critical reading of literary texts. We also study basic concepts and problems of literary theory, as well as strategies for research and academic writing in Spanish. PREREQ: “C” or better in SPN 3110 , SPN 3120 ; or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 3210. Survey of Spanish-American Literature I (3 credits)


    Masterpieces of Latin American literature from Colonization to Romanticism as an outgrowth of Latin American history and civilization. PREREQ: “C” or better in SPN 3200  or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 3220. Survey of Spanish-American Literature II (3 credits)


    Masterpieces of Latin American literature from Post‑Romanticism to the present as an outgrowth of Latin American history and civilization. PREREQ: “C” or better in SPN 3200  or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 3310. Survey of Literature of Spain I (3 credits)


    Masterpieces of Spanish literature from Middle Ages to Golden Age as an outgrowth of Spanish history and civilization. PREREQ: “C” or better in SPN 3200  or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 3320. Survey of Literature of Spain II (3 credits)


    Masterpieces of Spanish literature from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries as an outgrowth of Spanish history and civilization. PREREQ: “C” or better in SPN 3200  or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 3360. History of the Spanish Language (3 credits)


    This course offers a panoramic study of the evolution of spoken Latin into modern Spanish. Topics covered will include: the major historical events that influenced the evolution of Spanish; phonological change; morphological and syntactic change; lexical borrowings from other languages; and semantic change. We will also study representative texts that illustrate the evolution of the Spanish language, and students will be assigned a similar text as an individual project. PREREQ: SPN 3110 , SPN 3120  and SPN 3150 ; or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 3400. Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (3 credits)


    This course will study the important elements of Spanish articulatory phonetics. Students will be introduced to basic linguistic concepts and terminology, phonetic transcription, theoretical analyses of phonetic and phonological singularities. The course will have a theoretical component and a practical approach to the study of the Spanish sound system. From a more practical aspect, the course will help students improve their Spanish pronunciation skills. PREREQ: “C” or better in either SPN 3110 or SPN 3120.

  
  • SPN 3510. Study Abroad (2-7 credits)


    A trip designed to acquaint students with various aspects of Latin American or Spanish life and civilization through visits to places of historical and cultural interest. PREREQ: Permission of department chair.

  
  • SPN 3610. Civilization and Culture of Spanish America (3 credits)


    A course designed to give students a better understanding of the history and civilization of Spanish America and to increase their knowledge of general Hispanic cultures. PREREQ: SPN 2320  or SPN 2330  or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 3620. Civilization and Culture of Spain (3 credits)


    A course designed to give students a better understanding of the history and civilization of Spain and to increase their knowledge of general Hispanic culture. PREREQ: SPN 2320  or SPN 2330  or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 3700. Advanced Grammar and Composition (3 credits)


    Refinement of Spanish writing skills through exercises which enhance control of grammar, expand vocabulary, and promote greater awareness of rhetoric and critical reading. PREREQ: “C” or better in SPN 3110  and SPN 3120 ; or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 3710. Business Spanish (3 credits)


    Spanish as applied to business skills such as letter writing, making reservations, billing, ordering, and using the metric system. PREREQ: SPN 3150  or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 3720. Spanish for Medical Professionals (3 credits)


    Students will build on basic grammatical structures acquired in the Spanish Intermediate I and II courses to practice conversational Spanish and specialized medical vocabulary in real-world contexts similar to those they might encounter as part of the environments of many medical professions. PREREQ: “C” or better in SPN 2320

  
  • SPN 4130. Topics in Colonial Spanish-American Literature (3-6 credits)


    This course covers literature from the first written expressions of pre-Columbian America to the authors and works of Spanish America as a colony of Spain. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with the change of topic. PREREQ: “C” or better in SPN 3700  or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 4140. 19th Century Spanish-American Literature (3 credits)


    This course covers literature from the works and authors of independent Spanish America at the beginning of the 19th Century to the authors and works of Spanish American Modernism. PREREQ: “C” or better in SPN 3700  or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 4150. Contemporary Spanish-American Literature (3 credits)


    This course covers the main literary schools, authors, and works in Spanish America from the early 20th century to the present. Credit, 3 sem. hrs. PREREQ: “C” or better in SPN 3700  or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 4230. Topics in Medieval, Renaissance, and Golden Age Literature (3-6 credits)


    This course concentrates on main literary works and/or authors of Spain from the origins of Spanish Peninsular literature (XII Century) to the Golden Age (XVII Century). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with the change of topic. PREREQ: “C” or better in SPN 3700  or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 4240. 19th Century Literature of Spain (3 credits)


    A course that focuses on topics pertaining to the main literary schools, authors, and works in Spain from the Spanish peninsular Romanticism to Realism and Naturalism at the end of the nineteenth century. PREREQ: “C” or better in SPN 3700  or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 4250. Contemporary Literature of Spain (3 credits)


    The main literary schools, authors, and works in Spain from the early 20th century to the present. PREREQ: “C” or better in SPN 3700  or permission of instructor.

  
  • SPN 4400. Methods of Teaching Spanish (3 credits)


    Theory and applied methods and materials and evaluation procedures for teaching foreign languages in grades K-12. PREREQ: SPN 3700  and admission to Teacher Education Program.

  
  • SPN 4480. Professional Seminar for Pre-Service Teachers (3 credits)


    This seminar is specifically designed to coincide with the teacher candidate internship experience. Through the seminar, teacher candidates are supported with the appropriate resources to complement their teaching experience in off-campus public school settings. Emphasis is placed on increasing students’ pedagogical expertise by discussing controversial Spanish grammar topics, addressing how to integrate culture, history, and politics into lessons, developing instructional techniques that can be easily adapted to the needs of students, and addressing the needs of heritage speakers. PREREQ: Admission to professional semester. COREQ: SPN 4490 .

  
  • SPN 4490. Internship for Spanish Education (9 credits)


    Provides relevant intensive full-semester internship experiences in off-campus public school setting or settings. Requires a continuous full-time teaching experience in K-12 Spanish. Pass/Fail grading. PREREQ: Admission to professional semester.

  
  • SPN 4550. Directed Study in Spanish (3 credits)


    Involves investigation under faculty supervision beyond what is offered in existing courses. PREREQ: Overall GPA of at least 3.00; junior or senior standing; and permission of instructor, Department Chair, and Dean.

  
  • SPN 4700. Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3 credits)


    An introduction to Spanish linguistics: a diachronic study of the phonological, morphemic, syntactical, semantic aspects of Spanish; dialectical and sociolectal differences in present-day Spanish. PREREQ: SPN 3700  or permission of instructor.


Special Topics in Spanish

  
  • SPNS 2xxx. Special Topics in Hispanic Studies (3 credits)


    Study of specific topic related to language, literature, film, or culture of Spain or Spanish America. Title and topic may vary from year to year. PREREQ: “C” or better in SPN 2320

  
  • SPNS 3xxx. Special Topics in Hispanic Studies (3 credits)


    Study of specific topic related to language, literature, film, or culture of Spain or Spanish America. Title and topic may vary from year to year. PREREQ: “C” or better in SPN 3200 or permission of instructor

  
  • SPNS 4xxx. Special Topics in Hispanic Studies (3 credits)


    Selected topics related to language, literature, film, or culture of Spain or Spanish America. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with change of topic. PREREQ: SPN 3700  or permission of instructor. Title and topic may vary from year to year. (repeatable up to 6 credits)


Social Studies Education

  
  • SSE 4100. Principles of Teaching Social Studies (3 credits)


    An introduction to the social studies profession, lesson planning for the social studies, and trends in social studies education. This course focuses on developing initial competencies and includes a required field experience practicum for prospective social studies teachers.

  
  • SSE 4350. Social Studies Curriculum Development and Purposes (3 credits)


    A study of the purpose of social studies education and its curriculum.  This course provides a general understanding of how to develop curriculum centered on developing historical literacy and effectively integrating technology. Field experience observations are a required component of this course. PREREQ: SSE 4100 or permission of the instructor

  
  • SSE 4480. Internship in Social Studies in the Secondary School (9 credits)


    Provides continuous full-time teaching internship experiences in an off-campus public school setting. Pass/Fail grading. PREREQ: SSE 4500, enrollment in SSE 4490 , and a minimum QPA of 2.5. Required of history majors seeking licensure as well as secondary and middle grades social studies licensure candidates.

  
  • SSE 4490. SSE Internship Seminar (3 credits)


    Middle Grades and Secondary Social Studies Education students participate in a continuous dialogue with their classmates and the instructor about the internship experience. The dialogue consists of the sharing of experiences in the context of student teaching; issues ranging from curricular concerns to classroom management; weekly lesson plans and reflections; problems and successes vis-a-vis the Teacher Candidate Work Sample; professionalism; and entering the teacher job market. PREREQ: Enrollment in SSE 4480  and a minimum QPA of 2.5. Required of history majors seeking licensure as well as secondary and middle grades social studies licensure candidates.

  
  • SSE 4500. Methods of Teaching Social Studies (3 credits)


    Comprehensive study of the effective instructional approaches and methdologies in social studies education that focus on the development of historical thinking skills. Assessment, twenty-first century learning skills, and the integration of technology will also be emphasized.  Field experience in a middle or secondary school is required as part of successful completion of the course.  PREREQ: SSE 4350 or permission of instructor

  
  • SSE 5100. Principles of Social Studies Education (3 credits)


    An introduction to the purpose of social studies education, current trends in the field, inquiry-based learning, and integrating technology in the classroom. Field experience may be required as a component of the course.

  
  • SSE 5500. Advanced Social Studies Curriculum and Instructional Methods (3 credits)


    This course, which utilizes lecture, workshop, and demonstration formats, has several related components. It reviews history and social science content, introduces strategies for promoting active learning, and enables the student to integrate both into effective instructional plans. Students will also develop instructional technology competencies required for professional effectiveness.

  
  • SSE 5600. Teaching and Learning with Primary Sources (3 credits)


    An advanced study of social studies curriculum design that focuses on the development of historical literacy and higher order thinking skills through the study of primary sources, as well as the integration of newly emerging technologies in educational settings.  PREREQ: SSE 5500 or approval of the instructor

  
  • SSE 5750. Social Studies Curriculum Transformation (3 credits)


    This course enables students to transform social studies instruction by incorporating recent scholarship and innovative teaching strategies in the social studies classes they teach. Topics will be addressed in a way designed to facilitate synthesis of academic learning and classroom experience, and aligned with advanced professional standards. PREREQ: Formal admission to the M.A. or M.A.T. in Social Studies Education Programs; SSE 5500  (for MAT students only).

  
  • SSE 5810. Internship in Social Studies Education (3 credits)


    Preparation appropriate for secondary or middle grades Social Studies initial teacher licensure. Course requirements include completion of ePortfolio and licensure requirements, including full-time pre-service student internship or in-service teaching in a public school setting.  PREREQ: Approval of the Social Studies Education Program Director.


Social Work

  
  • SWK 2000. Introduction to Social Work (3 credits)


    This course provides an historical and current overview of the social welfare system and the field of social work. It covers basic social work concepts, social welfare structure and services, and an overview of social work intervention methods. Field experience required Historical and current overview of the social welfare system and the field of social work. PREREQ: ENG 1050 Required for: Social Work Major.

  
  • SWK 2450. Human Diversity and Populations at Risk (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (SOC 2450)
    This course is designed to provide the student with a theoretical perspective on human relations and to aid the student in acquiring a better understanding of diversity as it applies to selected groups in the United States. Although other historically disadvantaged groups may be addressed, a case study approach is utilized for the following: African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Native-Americans, Latin- Americans, women, LGBT, and religious group populations. Social work majors must complete this course with a minimum of grade C. PREREQ: ENG 1050, 1060

  
  • SWK 2700. Medical Terminology (2 credits)


    Crosslisted: (SAB 2700)
    Students are introduced to the most frequently used medical terms and abbreviations. Intended primarily for students in social and behavioral science curricula who seek careers in medical organizations.

  
  • SWK 3000. Narrative Approaches to Understanding Today’s Older Population (3 credits)


    Participants will interview members of their community in their 5th, 6th and 7th decade of life to understand how the roles of older people are changing in cultures of North Carolina and in particular the cultures accessible to the University. Participants will be able to understand how life stories from social history can preserve cultural and personal identity. The use of story will also be examined in preserving the personhood of people with Alzheimer’s disease. PREREQ: SWK 2000 is recommended.

  
  • SWK 3040. Social Aspects of Human Sexuality (3 credits)


    Human sexuality is analyzed as a social, psychological, and biological process. Included is a discussion of sexual values and behaviors and their relationship to social structure.

  
  • SWK 3050. Success and Professionalism in Social Work (3 credits)


    This course is designed to provide students with tools for success in undergraduate social work education and beyond. Topics include understanding and attaining CSWE Educational Competencies, APA writing style and requirements, professionalism in the classroom and field settings, social work ethics, understanding the social work curriculum sequence, understanding and using advising, class portfolio assignments, maintaining and developing the BSW portfolio, and planning for graduate school and the workplace in the here and now.  Students will apply to the formal BSW program in this course. As a part of this application, students will complete a 40 hour volunteer experience.  PREREQ: ENG 1050, ENG 1060

  
  • SWK 3450. Human Behavior and Social Environment I (3 credits)


    This course focuses on human development from infancy through old age within the context of families and communities. Biological changes and social, cultural, and psychological behaviors through the life- cycle are discussed. PREREQ: SOC 1020; BIO 1030 or EXPH 2100; PSY 1010; SWK 2000; SWK 2450; SWK 3050; SWK 3800; and formal admission to the BSW Program.

  
  • SWK 3480. Social Welfare Policies and Programs I (3 credits)


    This course discusses the process of policy-making, programming and planning, and social, cultural, economic, and political influences on the social welfare system. PREREQ: PLS 1000  or PLS 1010 ; SOC 1020; SWK 2000 ; ECN 1000  or ECN 2060 /GGY 2060 ; and formal admission to the BSW Program or declaration of social welfare minor.

 

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