Oct 17, 2021  
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2017-2018 Catalog 
    
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Sociology

  
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    SOC 3780. Sociology of Drug Use (3 credits)


    See listing above.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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 .

  
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    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.

  
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    SOC 4170. Sociology of Religion (3 credits)


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

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    SOC 4530. Family Violence (3 credits)


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

  
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    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.

  
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    SOC 4610. Addiction and Women (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (SAB 4610)
    See listing above.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    SOC 5010. The Changing Family (3 credits)


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

  
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    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

  
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    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

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    SPN 2990. Spanish Pronunciation Proficiency and Writing Mechanics (1 credit)


    This course focuses on the development of effective oral and written communicative skills. It is designed to help students to improve their writing mechanics, and to acquire a practical knowledge of Spanish pronunciation. Pass/Fail grading. May be taken up to three times for credit. PREREQ: SPN 2320 or permission of instructor.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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 

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    SPN 3720. Spanish for Medical Professionals (3)


    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

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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 .

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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

  
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    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

  
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    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

  
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    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

  
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    SSE 3000. Introduction to Teaching Social Studies (3 credits)


    A survey of past and present trends in social studies education; an introduction to the social studies curriculum and instructional technology, including current computer applications; and a minimum of 25 hours of early field experiences for prospective social studies teachers. PREREQ: EDN 2100  and 15 semester hours in history and social sciences with a minimum QPA of 2.5. Required of history majors seeking licensure as well as secondary and middle grades social studies licensure candidates.

  
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    SSE 3650. Social Studies Curriculum Development and Purposes (3 credits)


    A study of social studies education curriculum development and its purposes in education; the integration of technology in social studies learning; and the development of historical literacy in social studies curriculum. This course provides a general understanding of how to develop curriculum centered on developing historical literacy in alignment with research-based methodologies. Field experience observations in a public school at the middle or secondary level is required for this course. PREREQ: SSE 3000 or permission of the instructor. PREREQ/COREQ: EDN 2100 Required of history majors seeking licensure as well as secondary and middle grades social studies licensure candidates.

  
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    SSE 4000. Methods of Teaching Social Studies (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (EDN 4000)
    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 3650 or permission of the instructor. Required of history majors seeking licensure as well as secondary and middle grades social studies licensure candidates.

  
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    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 4000 , 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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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.

  
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    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).

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


    Ten week, full-time internship experiences in an off-campus public school setting appropriate for 9-12 Social Studies licensure. PREREQ: Approval of the Social Studies Education Program Director.


Social Work

  
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    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. Social work majors complete this course with a minimum of grade C. Field experience required. Field experience required Historical and current overview of the social welfare system and the field of social work. PREREQ: ENG 1050 , ENG 1060 . Required for: Social Work Major.

  
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    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

  
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    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.

  
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    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 an 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. The course is supplemented by selected readings and flash video documentaries. PREREQ: "C" or better in ENG 1050  and ENG 1060 .

  
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    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.

  
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    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. Also discussed is human functioning in the social environment. PREREQ: SOC 1020 ; BIO 1030  or EXPH 2100 ; PSY 1010 SWK 2000 ;  SWK 2450; SWK 3710; SWK 3800; and formal admission to the BSW Program..

  
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    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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    SWK 3540. School Social Work (3 credits)


    An overview of school social work as an area of social work practice. Emphasis will be placed upon historical development, legislation affecting school social work practice, problems of school age children, and the role of the school social worker in dealing with these problems. PREREQ: SWK 2000  or permission of instructor.

  
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    SWK 3600. Social Statistics (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (CRJ 3600, SOC 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 /MAT 1070 , permission of the instructor.

  
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    SWK 3700. Practice with Children and Adolescents (3 credits)


    This course focuses on multiculturally competent social work practice with children and adolescents living in diverse family arrangements Economic, social, and psychological concerns of vulnerable children are identified, and intervention strategies that will effectively meet these needs will be addressed. Students are presented with specialized knowledge and skills essential for working with children and adolescents. PREREQ: SWK 2000  recommended.

  
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    SWK 3710. Writing for the Social Sciences (3 credits)


    This course is an introduction to writing for the social sciences, with an emphasis on using the APA style (American Psychological Association). It is designed to help students master competencies in the area of manuscript development and literature reviews. PREREQ: ENG 1050  and ENG 1060 . PREREQ/COREQ: SWK 2000 .

  
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    SWK 3750. Social Work Practice with Latinos (3 credits)


    This course provides an overview of social work practice with Latinos. It explores culturally sensitive/competent practice in general, and with Latinos in particular. Students will become familiar with Latino cultural, history, values, in addition to the political and social realities of Latinos. Inter and intra group differences will be highlighted. Special attention will be given to the social service needs and context of Latinos in the United States, and the growing phenomena of transnationalism.

  
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    SWK 3800. Social Work Practice I (3 credits)


    This course is designed to provide students with the necessary foundation or pre-practice skills to proceed as a generalist social worker. It covers historical development of social work ethics and values, provides a basic understanding of social work practice theories and applications, and offers students a set of skills for basic interviewing in social work. Social work majors must complete this course with a minimum of grade C. PREREQ: ENG 1050, 1060 PREREQ/COREQ: SWK 2000, SWK 2450

  
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    SWK 3820. African-American Populations (3 credits)


    This course is designed to provide the student with a theoretical perspective on the African American family. The course offers an opportunity for students to explore, analyze, and experience various aspects of African American culture via the study of history, oppression, social programs, and acculturation. This course will equip students with skills, sensitivities, and knowledge necessary to help them function more intelligently within a pluralistic society and can serve as a guide for better race relations. The student will learn how to analyze the impact of society on family structure and functioning, and the reciprocal impact of families on society. PREREQ: SWK 2000  is recommended.

  
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    SWK 3830. Child Welfare Services (3 credits)


    Historical perspective on the development of our society's perception of children's needs. Current situation in social services for children. PREREQ: SWK 2000  is recommended.

  
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    SWK 3840. Gerontological Social Work (3 credits)


    Problems and needs of the aged. Role of the social worker in planning and providing services. Analysis of existing programs. Students will be involved in the delivery of care to aged individuals. PREREQ: SWK 2000  is recommended.

  
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    SWK 3850. Social Work Practice II (3 credits)


    A continuation of SWK 3800 , this course provides students with the necessary skills for working with groups, organizations and communities to effect social change. The course enables students to learn to design projects, programs and engage policies that benefit a large group of people and communities. It challenges social work students to critical look at their role in society as change agents.  [SWK majors must complete with a minimum 2.0.] PREREQ: SWK 2000 , SWK 2450 , SWK 3710 , and SWK 3800  and formal admission to BSW Program..

  
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    SWK 3870. Women in Society (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (SOC 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.

  
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    SWK 3880. Native American Populations (3 credits)


    Crosslisted: (SOC 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.

  
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    SWK 3890. GLBT Populations (3 credits)


    This course brings together the essential knowledge for effective and affirmative social work practice with GLBT populations who are coping with all usual crises of everyday life in addition to concerns related to their individual uniqueness and their status as a population-at-risk. Knowledge is incorporated under an exosystem-interactional framework for a multidimensional understanding of the many complexities and nuances of GLBT populations.

  
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    SWK 3910. Understanding Social Research (3 credits)


    This course introduces students to the social and behavioral science research processes, and provides them with foundational research skills. Focus is given to the ethics, standards, and methods of scientific inquiry in social research and the helping services. Particular emphasis is given to standards and methods to improve helping skills. The course is directed to the professional research needs of those preparing for careers in such areas as medical sociology and social work.  It also introduces students to skills needed to search for research reports and to critically evaluate them to answer specific practice questions. Furthermore, the course focuses on skills for integrating information from multiple sources. PREREQ:  SOC 1020 MAT 1050  or MAT 1070 ; SWK 2000; SWK 2450; SWK 3450; SWK 3480; SWK 3600; SWK 3710; SWK 3800; SWK 3850; formal acceptance into the BSW Program; and a minimum overall QPA of 2.5.

  
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    SWK 3970. Experiential Learning I (3 credits)


    Written acceptance by a supervising faculty member is required. The student's written proposal, together with the faculty member's acceptance, is submitted for approval to the Program Director prior to registration.

  
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    SWK 3980. Directed Research I (1 credit)


    Written acceptance by a supervising faculty member is required. Based on the student's written proposal, together with the faculty member's acceptance, is submitted for approval to the Program Director prior to registration.

  
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    SWK 3990. Directed Research II (2 credits)


    Written acceptance by a supervising faculty member is required. The student's written proposal, together with the faculty member's acceptance, is submitted for approval to the Program Director prior to registration.

  
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    SWK 4030. Supervision in Human Service Organizations (3 credits)


    A survey of administrative considerations such a manpower utilization, supervisor/worker interaction, and roles and functions of supervisors and workers. This course is suggested for students who presently are supervisors or expected to be in a supervisory position. PREREQ: SWK 3480 .

  
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    SWK 4450. Medical Social Work (3 credits)


    This elective course explores the delivery of social work services, including theories and tools used in a variety of health care settings. Social work roles in interdisciplinary medical settings and in the promotion of health and wellness among vulnerable populations will be discussed. PREREQ/COREQ: SWK 2000 is recommended

  
  
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    SWK 4500. Social Work Values and Ethics (1 credit)


    This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore the ethics and values related to social work practice. Students will integrate theory and practice by reviewing ethical dilemmas. Students will also learn to classify value conflicts and the dilemmas of ethical decision-making.

 

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