Jul 12, 2024  
2020-2021 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
    
2020-2021 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Courses


 
  
  • MAT 713 - Ordinary Differential Equations

    3 Credit(s) Suggested topics are solutions of linear differential equations and systems of equations. Bessel and Legendre functions, Laplace transforms, series solutions, Sturm-Liouville theory, stability theory and singular points.
    Pre-requisites: 9 hours of calculus.
  
  • MAT 714 - Algebraic Structures

    3 Credit(s) The basic properties of groups, rings, integral domains and fields are quickly reviewed. A theoretical treatment of specific structures such as permutation groups, the ring of integers, polynomial rings, modular systems, and algebraic number fields is given.
    Pre-requisites: 3 hours of modern algebra or abstract algebra.
  
  • MAT 716 - Analytic Number Theory

    3 Credit(s) Suggested topics are: Riemann zeta function, prime number theorem, L-functions, Dirichlet’s theorem, Waring’s problem, partitions, Goldbach’s conjecture. 
    Prerequisites: MAT 706  and MAT 709  or Equivalent
  
  • MAT 721 - Real Analysis II

    3 Credit(s) Suggested topics are functions of several real variables, Jacobians, implicit and inverse function theorems, vector analysis, theorems of Green, Gauss, and Stokes, with applications and additional topics as time permits.
    Pre-requisite: MAT 711  or Equivalent
  
  • MAT 723 - Numerical Analysis

    3 Credit(s) Suggested topics are least-square polynomial approximation, numerical integration, rootfinding, numerical solution of differential equations, direct and iterative methods in matrix theory, analysis of numerical stability.
    Pre-requisite: Ordinary Differential Equations.
  
  • MAT 724 - Abstract Algebra

    3 Credit(s) Suggested topics are: Sylow theorems, Jordan-Holder theorem, algebraic and transcendental field extensions, Galois theory, solvability of polynomial equations, ideal theory, modules.
    Pre-requisite: MAT 704  or Equivalent
  
  • MAT 725 - Fractal Geometry

    3 Credit(s) A study of the geometry of fractal sets, self-similarity and fractal dimension. Suggested topics are: Iteration using the computer, graphical analysis, the Julia and Mandelbrot sets, chaos and applications to image compression, to dynamical systems and to computing the limiting perimeter and area enclosed by fractal sets.
    Pre-requisite: Acceptance into either the Master of Science in Mathematics, Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics or the Master of Science in Geo-Information Science program or permission of the Mathematics Graduate program coordinator.
  
  • MAT 731 - Measure and Integration

    3 Credit(s) Suggested topics are, metric spaces, topological spaces, abstract measure, outer measure, absolute continuity, measure spaces, measurable functions, Lebesgue-Stieltjes integration, product measure, Caratheodory outer measure, L-spaces, the Radon-Nikodym theorem.
    Pre-requisite: MAT 711  or the equivalent.
  
  • MAT 734 - Linear and Multilinear Algebra

    3 Credit(s) Suggested topics are: canonical forms for matrices and linear transformations, quadratic forms, principal axis theorem, tensor products, exterior and symmetric algebras.
    Pre-requisite: MAT 704  or Equivalent
  
  • MAT 737 - Operations Research

    3 Credit(s) The objective of this course is to teach students to design, solve, and apply operations research models to the analysis of systems problems in industry, business, or government. Suggested topics are linear programming, network analysis, dynamic programming, integer programming, nonlinear programming, queueing theory and inventory.
    Pre-requisite: 6 hours of calculus.
  
  • MAT 740 - Computer Applications in Mathematics I

    3 Credit(s) The FORTRAN language is introduced and used to illustrate computer methods in Calculus, Number Theory, Algebra, Statistics and Economics. Attention is paid to machine accuracy, error estimation and multiple-precision arithmetic. Assignments include the coding and running of programs in the Computer Laboratory. No previous computer experience required.
  
  • MAT 747 - Applied Statistical Inference

    3 Credit(s) A study of probability and statistical inference. Suggested topics are: Probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distribution theory, confidence intervals, tests of statistical hypotheses, linear regression, and a nonparametric method: the Kolmogorov-Smirnov Goodness-of-Fit Test; applications to spatial statistics. The emphasis of the course is on applications and conceptual understanding, rather than on mathematical derivations.
    Pre-requisites: Acceptance into either the Master of Science in Mathematics, Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics or the Master of Science in Geo-Information Science program or permission of the Mathematics Graduate Program Coordinator.
  
  • MAT 750 - History of Mathematics

    3 Credit(s) A survey course designed to deepen the student’s knowledge of the vast literature of mathematics. Historically influential concepts will be examined for their effects on mathematics and the culture in which they evolved. Philosophical and psychological comparisons will be made between the mathematical and scientific developments in Ancient Greek times, in the Renaissance and Newtonian times, and in the 19th and 20th centuries.
    Pre-requisites: 9 hours of Calculus.
  
  • MAT 807 - Statistical Inference

    3 Credit(s) A continuation of MAT 707 . Suggested topics are multiple regression, analysis of variance, decision functions, Bayes solutions, and nonparametric methods.
    Pre-requisite: Mathematical Statistics.
  
  • MAT 809 - Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable

    3 Credit(s) Suggested topics are: conformal mapping, Riemann mapping theorem, harmonic functions, Riemann surfaces, theorems of Weierstrass and Mittag Leffler, infinite products, entire functions. 
    Pre-requisite: MAT 709  or Equivalent
  
  • MAT 813 - Partial Differential Equations and Fourier Series

    3 Credit(s) Suggested topics are: wave equations, elliptic and parabolic equations; Fourier series; Sturm-Liouville theory and general Fourier expansions; eigenvalue expansions and Bessel functions.
    Pre-requisite: Ordinary Differential Equations.
  
  • MAT 900 - Seminar: Independent Study

    3 Credit(s) Open only for graduate students seeking the degree of M.Ed. in Elementary Education with a specialization in mathematics.
  
  • MAT 910 - Seminar in Mathematics

    3 Credit(s) Intended primarily for graduate students seeking the degree of Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics. The seminar will explore various topics in mathematics on an individual and group basis.
  
  • MAT 930 - Seminar: Independent Study

    3 Credit(s) Open only to students seeking the degree of Master of Science.
  
  • MCO 700 - Introduction to Strategic Communications

    3 Credit(s) This course provides and overview of the best practices and approaches for developing strategic solutions in the context of the communications industry. Students will investigate how organizations develop effective campaigns using data analysis, social media, research, and planning. Not open to students who have received credit for COM 700.
  
  • MCO 710 - Technology for Communications

    3 Credit(s) This course helps students understand how new technologies impact communications. The three tracks of journalism, advertising and public relations are used to provide context for understanding how and why these technologies are being applied in communications-related fields. Basic computer skills and Internet knowledge required. Not open to students who have received credit for COM 710.
  
  • MCO 715 - Persuasion, Propaganda and Public Relations

    3 Credit(s) This course is designed to introduce students to current theory, research and practice associated with persuasion, public relations and propaganda. A variety of concepts, theories, research and cases will be offered for examination, analysis and comparison. Not open to students who have received credit for COM 715.
  
  • MCO 716 - Communications in The Global Village

    3 Credit(s) This course is designed to prepare students to communicate effectively and ethically across cultural and group boundaries in a media environment defined by digital convergence and global reach. We will explore the history of and theoretical literature about global communications as well as discuss intergroup and intercultural dimensions that can create barriers to effective communication. This class will focus on applications of concepts to professional practice in communications. Not open to students who have received credit for COM 716.
  
  • MCO 750 - Special Topics in Media & Communication

    3 Credit(s) The course provides an in-depth examination of a topic relevant to the field of Media & Communication. The specific content of the course will be designated by the instructor(s). This course may be repeated once for credit with a different topic. Three lecture hours per week.
  
  • MGT 780 - Management Theory and Application

    3 Credit(s) This course examines the major concepts and findings of the behavioral sciences which have particular relevance to management. Topics include communication, motivation, and small group processes. The course also provides an opportunity to learn and practice management skills within a postmodern framework that embraces the notion of corporate social responsibility.
  
  • MGT 800 - Managing Human Performance in Organizations

    3 Credit(s) As a continuation of the Management Theory and Application course (MGT 780 ), this course focuses on both understanding and coping with the more complex relationships found in larger organizations. An opportunity is provided to apply knowledge about people in organizations to the improvement of organizational systems and to the process of achieving changes in organizations.
    Prerequisites: matriculation into the MBA program; completion of all foundation courses or permission of Program Coordinator.
  
  • MGT 804 - Human Resource Management

    3 Credit(s) Human resource management is approached from the perspective of the general manager. Managers need to know how to administer the personnel who report to them, and managers need to develop an understanding of the human resource policies of the organization as a whole. The course addresses both concerns. Important topics concerning selection, training, compensation, labor relations, and planning are covered.
  
  • MGT 805 - Leadership Studies

    3 Credit(s) Leadership is presented from both a theoretical and practical point of view. Since there is no comprehensive theory of leadership, the major theories will be studied: Trait theory, behavioral theory, contingency theory and transformational leadership. Several topics are intertwined with leadership but will be studied as independent topics: power, motivation, and management style. Leadership has many practical aspects. Some of those which will be covered: stress, dealing with corporate culture, and gender and race issues.
  
  • MGT 830 - Graduate Seminar-Current Issues in Business

    3 Credit(s) This course is a critical study of current concepts and issues facing corporate America today. Major emphasis is placed on the administrative and managerial implications of the new trends and opportunities in the business world. This course is offered in a seminar format and is designed to update the knowledge of professional executives.
  
  • MGT 840 - Developing and Practicing Management Skills

    3 Credit(s) This course is designed to help students to acquire skills and competencies that will enhance their managerial effectiveness considerably. Being focused on “how” rather than on “what”, the course requires participants to apply managerial theories and close the gap between an abundance of good managerial ideas and lack of their translation into sound practices. It will enhance or refine practical skills such as interpersonal communication, conflict management, and emotional intelligence, which participants can apply in diverse situations.
  
  • MIS 701 - Computers in Business Management

    3 Credit(s) An analysis of data processing functions and systems in business, as well as history, terminology, technology, and economics of data processing hardware and software. The course treats management issues in the design, selection, evaluation, and use of computers and computer services. It also familiarizes the student with elementary programming through the solution of simple business-oriented exercises.
  
  • MIS 800 - Managing Information Technology

    3 Credit(s) This graduate level MIS course is designed to give students, potential manages, and active managers a thorough and practical guide to IT/IS management practices and issues. The course will focus on the strategic potential, design and application of IT dependent strategic initiatives of a firm, in the current innovative, dynamic, and competitive landscape.
    Pre-requisites: Matriculation into the MBA program; completion of all foundation courses or permission of Program Coordinator.
  
  • MIS 850 - System Modeling and Simulation

    3 Credit(s) The course introduces the basic concepts and principles of modeling of various systems, from simple systems such as waiting lines at service stations to complex systems such as diffusion of innovation and the financial markets. Model validation and exploration will be carried out with simulation. Traditional simulation such as discrete event simulation as well as agent-based modeling and simulation will be studied. Three lecture hours per week.
    Pre-requisite: MIS 800  or permission of instructor
  
  • MKT 720 - Fundamentals of Marketing

    3 Credit(s) This course introduces the student to the marketing function of organizations, including product/service, pricing, distribution, and communication strategies. Topics include customer/client analysis, market research, the role of marketing in society, and global marketing concepts, for both profit and nonprofit organizations. Course format: lectures, reading, and case studies.
  
  • MKT 800 - Consumer Behavior

    3 Credit(s) This course is designed to analyze the role of the consumer in the economy drawing upon general and social psychology, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, and economics. Integration of conventional concepts with marketing to better understand consumer choices. The course examines marketing opportunities through a better understanding of the consumer.
  
  • MKT 805 - Marketing Management and Strategy

    3 Credit(s) This course provides students with a solid foundation in understanding marketing strategies that determine competitiveness in dynamic consumer and organizational markets. Particular areas of emphasis include industry analyses, dynamics of competition, segmentation strategies, target marketing, positioning strategies, and marketing planning. The students will develop strategic thinking and in-depth analytical skills through the application of marketing tools and models.
    Pre-requisites: Matriculation into the MBA program; completion of all foundation courses or permission of Program Coordinator
  
  • MKT 810 - Sales Management

    3 Credit(s) Designed to develop decision-making skills necessary to build and maintain effective sales organization. Utilizes cases and readings to examine strategic and operating problems of the sales manager. Major topics are the selling function, sales management at the field level, the sales executive, and sales and marketing management.
  
  • MKT 820 - Global Marketing Management

    3 Credit(s) This course will present an overview of the unique aspects of marketing in the international business environment and provide the framework upon which multinational marketing management can be based. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the international marketing manager in the development of marketing strategies for a variety of markets in diverse cultural, political and economic situations. Focus will be on the decision making process in the areas of foreign market analysis, target identification, product planning, promotion and channels of distribution.
  
  • MKT 830 - Promotional Policy

    3 Credit(s) This course examines the various forms of promotion used as components of promotional programs of organizations. Topics include the methods of promotion in advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, public relations and other forms of communication. It emphasizes the managerial aspects of the decisions made in promotional planning, development and appraisal.
  
  • MKT 840A - Special Topics in Marketing

    3 Credit(s) One or more special topics related to marketing will be selected by the instructor in consultation with other faculty, at least a semester prior to the course offering. The topic area may not be usually found in the conventional classroom course. The course syllabus will be carefully designed to facilitate the accomplishment of the marketing program objectives.
  
  • MSM 701 - Patterns, Relations, and Algebra for Middle School Teachers

    3 Credit(s) Topics include the expression of approximate relationships in data using tables and graphs, linear, polynomial, and exponential relationships, sequences, especially recursive sequences. The course emphasizes multiple approaches to analyzing mathematical relationships (e.g. graphical, tabular, algebraic, numerical, etc.) and will develop a facility with manipulating the mathematical symbolism.
    Pre-requisites: Acceptance into the Master of Arts in Teaching Middle School Mathematics program or permission of the Program Coordinator. Not available for degree credit towards the MAT or MS mathematics programs.
  
  • MSM 703 - Precalculus for Middle School Teachers

    3 Credit(s) This course is intended to bridge the gap between algebra and calculus. It will develop a firm understanding of the concept of function, how to graphically represent various functions, analyze their behavior and create new functions from old. The course will look closely at various function classes including polynomials, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric. Functions will be used to model real-life situations.
    Pre-requisites: MSM 701  and acceptance into the Master of Arts in Teaching Middle School Mathematics program or permission of the Program Coordinator. Not available for degree credit towards the MAT or MS mathematics programs.
  
  • MSM 705 - Geometry and Measurement for Middle School Teachers

    3 Credit(s) A comprehensive coverage of measurement concepts including perimeter, area, surface area, volume and the Pythagorean Theorem. Topics include properties of plane and 3-dimensional geometric figures, the concepts of congruence, similarity, symmetry, transformations and tessellations. An understanding of the nature and techniques of establishing geometric proofs is also central to the course.
    Pre-requisites: Acceptance into the Master of Arts in Teaching Middle School Mathematics program or permission of the Program Coordinator. Not available for degree credit towards the MAT or MS mathematics programs.
  
  • MSM 707 - Number Systems for Middle School Teachers

    3 Credit(s) This course gives the middle-school teacher a deeper understanding of number systems (integers, rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers). Topics include divisibility, factorization, Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic, equivalence relations, congruence, Chinese Remainder Theorem, decimal representation, axioms for number systems, and geometric representation of numbers.
    Pre=requisites: Acceptance into the Master of Arts in Teaching Middle School Mathematics program or permission of the Program Coordinator. Not available for degree credit towards the MAT or MS mathematics programs.
  
  • MSM 709 - Data, Statistics & Probability for Middle School Teachers

    3 Credit(s) Teachers are introduced to methods of graphically displaying, collecting and analyzing data. Techniques involved in computing probability and counting principles will also be introduced. Topics will include measures of central tendency and dispersion, histograms, stem-leaf graphs, box plots, binomial probabilities, normally distributed variables, as well as linear and non-linear regression.
    Pre-requisites: Acceptance into the Master of Arts in Teaching Middle School Mathematics program or permission of the Program Coordinator. Not available for degree credit towards the MAT or MS mathematics programs.
  
  • MSM 711 - Linear Systems for Middle School Teachers

    3 Credit(s) This course gives the middle-school teacher a deeper understanding of systems of linear equations and matrices. Topics include operations on matrices, solving linear systems, inverses and determinants of matrices, and applications of matrices. Particular emphasis will be placed on using matrices in transformational geometry.
    Pre-requisites: MSM 701  and acceptance into the Master of Arts in Teaching Middle School Mathematics program or permission of the Program Coordinator. Not available for degree credit towards the MAT or MS mathematics programs.
  
  • MSM 713 - Calculus for Middle School Teachers

    3 Credit(s) This course will provide teachers with a conceptual basis for understanding how calculus provides a powerful tool for analyzing change in our world. Topics include limits, slopes and tangent lines, differentiation rules, the chain rule, approximations, Newton’s method, extreme values and curve sketching, an introduction to integration with applications to area between curves, the Fundamental Theorems of Integral Calculus and the basic integration techniques.
    Pre-requisites: MSM 703  and acceptance into the Master of Arts in Teaching Middle School Mathematics program or permission of the Program Coordinator. Not available for degree credit towards the MAT or MS mathematics programs.
  
  • MSM 715 - Discrete Mathematics for Middle School Teachers

    3 Credit(s) This course gives the middle-school teacher a deeper understanding of topics from discrete mathematics taught in middle school. These include combinatorics, graph theory, trees, networks, Pascal’s triangle, the binomial theorem, sequences, set theory, and recursion. Students will study logic and methods of proof in order to construct their own proofs. Problem-solving heuristics will also be discussed.
    Pre-requisites: MSM 701  and acceptance into the Master of Arts in Teaching Middle School Mathematics program or permission of the Program Coordinator. Not available for degree credit towards the MAT or MS mathematics programs.
  
  • MSM 717 - History of Mathematics for Middle School Teachers

    3 Credit(s) This course is a survey of the history of mathematics, with emphasis placed on the development of topics encountered by students in elementary through middle school. Topics include numeration systems of ancient cultures, Euclidean geometry and number theory, origins of algebra, calculating devices throughout history, mathematics of non-western cultures, classical probability and modern topics such as graph theory and fractals.
    Pre-requisites: Acceptance into the Master of Arts in Teaching Middle School Mathematics program or permission of the Program Coordinator. Not available for degree credit towards the MAT or MS mathematics programs.
  
  • NUR 700 - Nursing Dimensions in Health Care

    8 Credit(s) This course provides a forum for professional nurses to explore issues affecting nursing today. The historical development of nursing is considered as it gives perspective to the current status of the profession and implications for the future. Opportunity is given for the learner to choose a topic relevant to today’s nursing practice and explore it in depth. Restricted Admission.
  
  • NUR 715 - Palliative and End of Life Care

    3 Credit(s) This course will provide a forum for discussing provision of quality care for clients who are facing end of life. Topics to be addressed include symptom management; communication with the client and family; ethical and legal issues; and physical, psychological, and spiritual care.
    Pre-requisites: Open to matriculated students in nursing, social work, or occupational therapy or by permission of instructor.
  
  • NUR 740A - Health Policy & Leadership for Advanced Practice Nursing

    3 Credit(s) This course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to promote health, and shape the health care delivery system through value based policies and advocacy processes. Leadership styles, organizational frameworks, economic principles of healthcare, and models of care delivery will be analyzed. The role and perspective of stakeholders will be examined as students learn to apply evidence to practice.
  
  • NUR 742N - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

    3 Credit(s) This course will provide an understanding of the historical, philosophical, and theoretical underpinnings of nursing science. Selected nursing theories, theories from other disciplines, and emerging theories will be evaluated for consideration in the delivery of nursing care to diverse populations.

     

  
  • NUR 752N - Nursing Research I

    3 Credit(s) This course considers the role of research in developing a scientific basis for professional nursing through exploration of the processes of research inquiry, critique, and utilization.
  
  • NUR 753N - Nursing Research II

    3 Credit(s) This course is designed to assist students to utilize knowledge of the research process to complete a nursing research proposal and prepare documents for institutional research review.
    Pre-requisite: NUR 752N .
  
  • NUR 754N - Nursing Research III

    3 Credit(s) This capstone course is designed to assist students in the completion of a nursing research study with emphasis on analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of nursing research findings.
    Pre-requisite: NUR 753N .
  
  • NUR 775 - Dimensions of Nursing Practice

    3 Credit(s) This course provides opportunites to broaden the scope of nursing practice utilizing a holistic perspective within selected population aggregates. Nursing theory is applied to direct nursing practice, enhance clinical judgment, and employ empowerment strategies. Topics include the evolution of nursing, the meaning of health, and cultural competence.
    Prerequisite: NUR 742N .
  
  • NUR 812 - Advanced Health Assessment

    3 Credit(s) This course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to preform a comprehensive history taking, physical and psychological assessment, assessment of pathophysiological changes, and psychosocial variations of the patient (individual and family). Health promotion strategies and the development of sensitive and skilled interviewing are emphasized.
    Pre-requisites: NUR 813 , NUR 817  
  
  • NUR 813 - Advanced Pharmacology

    3 Credit(s) This course provides the knowledge and skills to comprehend pharmacotherapeutics of drugs and analyze the relationship between the pharmacologic agents and physiologic/pathologic responses. The motivation of patients to seek medications and adhere to a prescribed regimen will be discussed. Assessment of the effectiveness of a medication regimen and the emerging role of genomics in pharmacology will be explored.
  
  • NUR 814 - Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse

    3 Credit(s) This course provides the student with the foundations of advanced practice nursing (APN) role. It will cover the historical development of the nurse practitioner, nurse educator and nurse administrator role, as well as their current scopes of practice. Emphasis is placed on acquiring the knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in the health care system.
  
  • NUR 817 - Advanced Pathophysiology

    3 Credit(s) This course will provide knowledge and skills to analyze physiologic changes, and the relationship between normal and abnormal pathophysiology across the lifespan for selected disease states. Students will develop a foundational understanding of the mechanism of disease processes that serve as the basis for clinical assessment, decision-making, and management. 
  
  • NUR 822 - Research for Evidence-Based Practice

    3 Credit(s) This graduate research course enhances knowledge of the research process to prepare advanced practice nurses with translational research skills for research endeavors that will include evidence-based practice (EBP). The focus will be on the critical evaluation of research and research translation.
  
  • NUR 827 - Introduction to Interprofessional Practice in Health Care Systems

    3 Credit(s) This course is designed to introduce students to the principles and strategies of interprofessional practice in contemporary health care systems. The course curricula are designed to advance students’ competent practice in interprofessional health care delivery. The course is open to matriculated graduate students in nursing, occupational therapy, and social work as well as to non-matriculated students who hold a baccalaureate degree in one of these disciplines and whose undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or better.
  
  • NUR 833 - Common Problems in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care

    3 Credit(s) This didactic course focuses on the development, refinement, and application of the knowledge and skills necessary in the care of adults across the lifespan. Relevant theories, evidence-based practice guidelines, and advanced practice nursing competencies form the basis for examining the holistic management of clients in the primary care setting. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, risk assessment, and health maintenance. Diagnostic reasoning and cultural competence are enhanced by a variety of teaching/learning assignments. Three lecture hours per week.
    Pre-requisites:  NUR 740A , NUR 742N    ,  , NUR 814  , NUR 822 , NUR 840  
  
  • NUR 834 - Advanced Practice Nursing in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care: Practicum I

    3 Credit(s) This clinical practicum introduces the student to the role of the advanced practice nurse in adult-gerontology primary care settings. Through the integration of the advanced practice nursing competencies, beginning clinical proficiency is achieved in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of physical, cognitive, and psychological variations in the health care of adults across the lifespan. The practicum provides opportunities for the achievement of competencies specific to the advanced practice nursing role through faculty-supervised experiences with a preceptor. The practicum requires 135 hours of supervised clinical hours and a weekly one hour seminar; dates and times of seminar to be arranged.
    Pre-requisites: RN licensure,  ,  ,  
    Co-requisites:   
  
  • NUR 835 - Chronic Problems in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care

    3 Credit(s) This is the second of three didactic courses that builds on previously-learned concepts related to the primary care of adults by the advanced practice nurse. The holistic management of adults with acute and chronic health problems in primary care settings is emphasized. Selected clinical interventions, clinical decision making, and evaluation strategies to enhance the health outcomes of adults will be stressed. Three lecture hours per week.
    Pre-requisites:  
     
  
  • NUR 836F - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care I: Clinical Field Experience

    4 Credit(s) This nurse practitioner clinical field experience introduces the student to the role of the advanced practice nurse in adult-gerontology primary care settings. Through the integration of the advanced practice nursing competencies, basic clinical proficiency is achieved in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of physical, cognitive, and psychological variations in the health of adults across the lifespan. The field experience provides opportunities for the achievement of competencies specific to the advanced practice nursing role through faculty-supervised field experiences with a preceptor. Students are required to complete 270 hours in the clinical field experience.
    Pre-requisite:   
    Co-requisites:   , NUR 836S  
  
  • NUR 836S - Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Seminar I

    2 Credit(s) This seminar introduces the student to the role of the advanced practice nurse in adult-gerontology primary care settings. The seminar provides opportunities for the achievement of competencies specific to the advanced practice nursing role through the review of cases and discussion of topics and issue specific to the primary care setting.
    Pre-requisite: NUR 833  
    Co-requisite: NUR 835 NUR 836F  
  
  • NUR 837 - Complex Problems in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care

    3 Credit(s) This final didactic course addresses the assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation of complex adult health problems by the advanced practice nurse. Concepts include ethical decision-making, advocacy, cultural competence, health policy, and population-focused care. Emphasis is placed on the coordination of services and interdisciplinary team collaboration in the provision of comprehensive health care to adults.
    Pre-requisites:   ,  
     
  
  • NUR 838F - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care II: Clinical Field Experience

    4 Credit(s) In this culminating clinical field experience, the student synthesizes the advanced practice nursing role in the delivery of primary care to adults with complex health problems. Skills are enhanced in assisting clients in managing and negotiating health care delivery systems. Additional focus is placed on leadership, interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as culturally and environmentally-sensitive care. The clinical field experience provides opportunities for the achievement of competencies specific to the advanced practice nursing role through faculty-supervised experiences with a preceptor. Students are required to complete 270 hours in the clinical field experience.
    Pre-requisites:  ,  , NUR 836S  
                              Concurrent: NUR 837  NUR 838S  
  
  • NUR 838S - Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Seminar II

    2 Credit(s) In this culminating clinical seminar, the student synthesizes the advanced practice nursing role in the delivery of primary are to adults with complex health problems. The seminar provides opportunities for the achievement of competencies specific to the advanced practice nursing role through review of current regulatory, leadership and clinical practice issues in the adult gerontological nurse practitioner role.
    Pre-requisites: NUR 835 , NUR 836F , NUR 836S  
    Co-requisite: NUR 837 , NUR 838F  
  
  • NUR 840 - Environments of Care

    3 Credit(s) This course integrates organizational science, population health, and informatics to analyze changes in diverse care environments. Students will apply these concepts to design, implement, and evaluate innovative models of care delivery and coordination. Students will also critique the role of the advanced practice nurse in diverse care environments.
  
  • NUR 845 - Healthcare Informatics

    3 Credit(s) This course introduces the graduate student to the principles of healthcare informatics: (1) electronic documentation; (2) information management and literacy skills; (3) evidence-based practice; (4) ethical and legal issues surrounding data protections in security; (5) how to interact, develop, and design effective information communication systems. The current healthcare informatics competencies will serve as the foundation for this course operationalized within an interprofessional approach. Three lecture hours per week.
  
  • NUR 851N - Dimensions of Nursing Administration

    3 Credit(s) This course explores various dimensions of nursing administration using nursing and organizational theories as a framework. The role of the nurse executive will be examined within the context of a continuously-changing health care environment.
    Prerequisites:  , NUR 742N . MSN/MBA students must take course in latter third of program.
  
  • NUR 855 - Population Health and Policy

    3 Credit(s) This course examines population health and the health care delivery system through value based policies and advocacy processes. Students will apply these concepts to evaluate innovative models of care delivery, coordination and the role of stakeholders within a global perspective. Student will also critique the role of the advanced practice nurse in diverse care environments and vulnerable populations. Three lecture hours per week.
  
  • NUR 860 - Curriculum Development

    3 Credit(s) This course provides knowledge of the curriculum development process. A variety of factors are explored including educational theory, change theory, and contemporary issues in nursing and society.
  
  • NUR 865 - MSN Field Experience

    4 Credit(s) This course provides the master’s degree in nursing student the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of graduate study based upon our accrediting body the American Association of the Colleges in Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing. This precepted experience provides the MSN student an in-depth immersion into a particular area of nursing practice. Development of leadership abilities and evidence-based practice are emphasized. At least 150 hours of a precepted experience is required.
  
  • NUR 866 - Master’s of Science in Nursing Seminar

    2 Credit(s) This seminar provides opportunities for discussion and exploration of issues relevant to the generic master’s nursing practicum. Critical appraisal of identified problems evolving from the concurrent field experience and sharing of reflective journals will be a prime focus of the seminar.
     
  
  • NUR 870N - Teaching and Learning in Nursing

    3 Credit(s) This course is designed to provide a conceptual framework for the evolving nurse educator. The National League for Nurses (NLN) core competencies in nursing education serves as the framework for this course content. Application and developing competency in nursing education will be assessed through formulation of a capstone project to be implemented during the practicum in NUR 910N . Three lecture hours per week.
  
  • NUR 875 - Directed Study

    An independent research project supervised by a member of the graduate nursing faculty. Credits will be determined according to the depth and breadth of the project. This course is repeatable up to a total of 6 credits.
  
  • NUR 876 - Directed Study

    An independent research project supervised by a member of the graduate nursing faculty. Credits will be determined according to the depth and breadth of the project.This course is repeatable up to a total of 6 credits.
  
  • NUR 889 - Partnership for Families: An Interprofessional Approach

    3 Credit(s) “Helping professionals” - educators, social workers and nurses - will share perspectives and learn new ways of working effectively with children and their families in school settings. Drawing on the knowledge bases and resources of each field and using a family-centered approach, participants will increase their understanding of family processes, cultural contexts and strategies for promoting professional-family partnerships.
    Pre-requisites: Intended for working professionals and for graduate students with permission of Instructor.
  
  • NUR 900N - Field Experience in Nursing Administration

    4 Credit(s) This course provides an opportunity to participate in an individualized, preceptor based field experience in nursing administration. The framework for this experience is derived from  . Learners will explore various dimensions of nursing administration practice.
    Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NUR 851N  
    Co-requisite: NUR 901N  
  
  • NUR 901N - Seminar in Nursing Administration

    2 Credit(s) This seminar provides opportunities for discussion and consideration of issues relevant to nursing administration practice in a variety of settings. Critical appraisal of identified problems evolving from the concurrent field experience and sharing of reflective journals will be a prime focus of the seminar.
    Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NUR 851N   
    Co-requisite: NUR 900N  
  
  • NUR 907 - Field Experience in Advanced Practice Nursing

    4 Credit(s) This course provides an opportunity to participate in an individualized field experience. The framework for the experience is derived from  . The objectives are explicated by the adult learner and will focus on a selected population aggregate.
    Pre-requisite: NUR 775 
    Co-requisite:   
  
  • NUR 908 - Seminar in Advanced Practice Nursing

    2 Credit(s) This seminar provides opportunities for discussion and consideration of issues relevant to advanced nursing practice in a variety of settings. Critical appraisal of identified problems evolving from the concurrent field experience and sharing of reflective journals will be a prime focus of the seminar.
    Prerequisites: NUR 775 
    Co-requisite:   
  
  • NUR 910N - Field Experience in Nursing Education

    4 Credit(s) This course provides an opportunity to participate in an individualized field experience. The framework for the experience is derived from   and  . The objectives are explicated by the adult learner and will address educational needs in a selected setting.
    Prerequisites:   and  NUR 870N 
    Co-requisite: NUR 911N  
  
  • NUR 911N - Seminar in Nursing Education

    2 Credit(s) This seminar provides opportunities for discussion and consideration of issues relevant to nursing education practice in a variety of settings. Critical appraisal of identified problems evolving from the concurrent field experience and sharing of reflective journals will be a prime focus of the seminar.
    Pre-requisites: NUR 860  and  
    Co-requisite:  NUR 910N  
  
  • OCT 700 - Occupational Therapy Professional Practice Seminar

    3 Credit(s) This discussion-based seminar provides students with the conceptual foundation needed to understand the complexities of professional practice in occupational therapy. This seminar will review the historical and philosophical basis of the profession and examine OT professional documents. Students will receive introduction to the dynamics of “occupation” and explore the relationship that exists between occupation, person and environment. The impact of disability, disease, and injury on the person, family and society will be analyzed and acquisition of cultural competency and knowledge relating to occupational justice will be presented. In addition, an inspection of the social and political systems that influence the delivery of health care services and the relevance of evidence-based practice to the profession will be discussed. Limited to OCT Major.
  
  • OCT 704 - Theoretical Principles of OT Practice I

    2 Credit(s) This course will provide occupational therapy students with a comprehensive overview of medical conditions and theoretical approaches utilized with clients afflicted with psychosocial dysfunction. Students will develop a solid foundation in discerning multiple medical and behavioral conditions and theoretical perspectives while enhancing problem identification technique. Limited to OCT Major.
    Pre-requisites:   ,  .
    Co-requisite: OCT 705  
  
  • OCT 705 - OT Analysis & Intervention I

    4 Credit(s) This course will utilize a variety of assessment tools for problem identification, interpretation, planning and implementation of intervention strategies for the management and treatment of clients with psychosocial illness. Students will attain knowledge pertaining to the occupational therapy practice framework and appreciate the uniqueness of activity analysis in the creative decision making process for clients afflicted with psychosocial dysfunction. This course includes participation in level one fieldwork to integrate practice and theory. This course meets for four lecture hours per week. Limited to OCT Major.
    Pre-requisites: OCT 804 , OCT 798  
    Co-requisite: OCT 704  
  
  • OCT 706 - Theoretical Principles of OT Practice II

    2 Credit(s) This course will impart to occupational therapy students a comprehensive overview of theoretical approaches utilized with clients diagnosed with physical disease, disability or disruption in occupation. Students will develop skills in discerning multiple physical conditions and disease processes while enhancing problem identification technique. The case study model will be used to enhance student’s understanding of therapeutic and professional problem solving based in occupational science and the language presented in the occupational therapy practice framework. Limited to OCT Major.
    Pre-requisites:  ,  ,  .
    Co-requisite:   
  
  • OCT 707 - OT Analysis and Intervention II

    4 Credit(s) This course will utilize a variety of assessment tools for problem identification and interpretation. Students will develop an understanding of occupational performance components and context, and appreciate the uniqueness of activity analysis in the decision making process for clients diagnosed with physical disability. This course will develop skills needed for the planning and implementation of intervention strategies for the management and treatment of the physically disabled adult population in a variety of clinical settings. The course includes participation in level I fieldwork. This course meets for four lecture hour a week. Limited to OCT Major.
    Pre-requisites:  OCT 704 , OCT 705 , OCT 822  
    Co-requisite:  OCT 706  
  
  • OCT 708 - Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapist I

    1 Credit(s) This hybrid course provides students with the opportunity to practice and become competent in assessment skills and intervention strategies used in analyzing and evaluating occupational performance in procedures for physical disabilities. The range of perceptual and physical dysfunctions accounted for in this course include Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Burns, Amputations, Degenerative diseases, and orthopedic injuries. Active learning experiences will be used to allow students to demonstrate the competency-based skills and intervention techniques required for entry-level occupational therapy practice. One (1) lecture hour per week.
    Co-requisites: OCT 706  and OCT 707  
  
  • OCT 712 - Theoretical Principles of Occupation III

    2 Credit(s) This course will explore multiple medical conditions and theoretical principles needed to understand and treat the pediatric population. Students will examine how specific disease processes impact clients from the age of newborn to young adulthood. Problem identification skills required to assess and treat pediatric clientele will be further developed. Students are expected to understand and demonstrate the impact of pediatric illness or disability in relation to developmental characteristics, function and occupational performance. Limited to OCT Majors.
    Pre-requisites:  ,  ,  ,  , or OCT 412, OCT 413, OCT 611, OCT 613
    Co-requisite:  
     
  
  • OCT 715 - OT Analysis and Intervention III

    4 Credit(s) This course is designed to teach students to critically evaluate and assess pediatric and adolescent clients. Evaluation and assessment tools utilized with these age groups will be explored. Occupational therapy clinical reasoning skills will be developed through activities that enable students to write creative, individualized and occupationally based treatment plans. This course meets for four lecture hours per week.Limited to OCT Major.
    Pre-requisites:  ,  ,  ,   OR OCT 412, OCT 413, OCT 611, OCT 613
    Co-requisites:   
  
  • OCT 717 - Introduction to Professional Reasoning and Occupational-based Treatment Planning across the Lifespan

    3 Credit(s) This course will explore the components of professional reasoning. Students will develop an appreciation and understanding of the process involved in making sound and ethical client-care decisions. Exposure to models of professional reasoning with emphasis placed on formulating skills that enable students to comprehend vital connections interwoven with the professional decision-making process and in one’s own professional development. This course will support the development of professional reasoning skills to develop occupational therapy treatment plans that will include problem identification, goal setting, frame of reference identification, and the decision-making involved for choosing appropriate and safe treatment interventions. Three lecture hours per week. Limited to OT majors.
     
  
  • OCT 718 - Theoretical Principles of Occupation IV

    2 Credit(s) This course explores multiple medical conditions and theoretical principles used in the treatment of older adults. Students will examine how specific disease processes impact clients from an older adult realm developing problem identification skills needed to assess and treat geriatric clientele. Health management for older adults including issues related to policy, economics, organizational structure, and clinical care will be explored. Limited to OCT Majors.
    Pre-requisites: OCT 712 , OCT 715 , OCT 800 .
    Co-requisites: OCT 720 , OCT 802 .
  
  • OCT 720 - OT Analysis & Intervention IV

    4 Credit(s) This course will augment the students’ ability to critically evaluate, assess and treat the older adult client using standardized and non-standardized evaluation and assessment tools. Proficiency in problem identification, goal writing, documentation, and treatment planning will be developed through a variety of classroom activities. This course will enhance the student’s ability to write creative, individualized and occupationally-based treatment plans for older adults confronted with disease, disability, or impaired functional capabilities. This course will meet for for four lecture hours per week. This course includes level I fieldwork. Limited to OCT Majors.
    Pre-requisites: OCT 712 , OCT 715 , OCT 800 .
    Co-requisites: OCT 718 , OCT 802 .
  
  • OCT 721 - Information and Digital Literacy for Promoting OT

    3 Credit(s) This course provides students with an introduction to the concepts and practices of information literacy, including critical thinking skills used to identify and evaluate diverse information sources. Students will learn best practices to locate and resources needed to successfully engage in the teaching-learning and research process, to become effective learners and educators. Students will explore their own learning style, a variety of presentation styles, and appreciate the value of technology in application to occupational therapy practice.
    Three lecture hours per week. Open to OT majors only
     
 

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