Immersive Learning Course Offerings - Fall 2019

Immersive learning is an academically based learning opportunity that incorporates an examination of social justice issues while immersing students in a community affected by systemic challenges and injustices.

This course take a pedagogical approach to topics of crime, justice, social action, and the role people inside and outside of correctional institutions play in shaping such matters. By bringing university students and correctional students together behind walls of an institution, this course is an opportunity for all participants to gain a deeper understanding of the criminal justice system through a marriage of theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

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This course take a pedagogical approach to topics of crime, justice, social action, and the role people inside and outside of correctional institutions play in shaping such matters. By bringing university students and correctional students together behind walls of an institution, this course is an opportunity for all participants to gain a deeper understanding of the criminal justice system through a marriage of theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

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Theory and practice concerning developmental aspects of play, creativity, imagination, and their relationship to music, movement, and creative drama. Teacher's role in preparation of the play environment, including issues of special needs children.

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Math and science instructional strategies, skills and content integrated with field experience in early childhood settings. Formal and informal assessment strategies. Ohio Academic Content Standards in Math and Science Programs reviewed. Adaptations and modifications for diverse learners. Field experiences.

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This course provides an introduction to the foundational, philosophical and organizational patterns of United States education. Topics include the review of history, philosophy, societal impact, and school culture. Lesson planning introduced. Required field experience.

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Observation techniques, classroom management, parent and staff communication, and field experience in assessment and classroom management. A co-requisite of EDMC 351,352,353 or 354 is required.

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Research supported theories and issues concerning developmentally appropriate practices for early childhood centers, birth to eight years of age. Topics include: Day Care Licensing, transitions, administration, use of community resources, children's home experiences, child abuse, program planning, making adaptations for the special needs child, and parent involvement. Students will participate in field experiences in classrooms with children from births to eight years of age.

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Research supported theories and issues concerning developmentally appropriate practices for early childhood centers, birth to eight years of age. Topics include: Day Care Licensing, transitions, administration, use of community resources, children's home experiences, child abuse, program planning, making adaptations for the special needs child, and parent involvement. Students will participate in field experiences in classrooms with children from births to eight years of age.

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This course teaches students the rhetorical principals and writing practices necessary for shaping their professional writing ethnically, for multiple audiences, and a variety of professional situations. It begins with a short introduction to rhetorical theory, examining how the concepts of writer, audience, purpose, and language interact in public and professional rhetorical situations.

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This course teaches students the rhetorical principals and writing practices necessary for shaping their professional writing ethnically, for multiple audiences, and a variety of professional situations. It begins with a short introduction to rhetorical theory, examining how the concepts of writer, audience, purpose, and language interact in public and professional rhetorical situations.

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INcludes completion of service learning project locally or internationally. Discussion and personal reflection continues to build and understanding of role of culture and occupational patterns in the construction of life meaning. In depth study of occupational justice in local or international communities and relationship to global communities. This course has co-requisites of HOCS 401 and HOCS 403 in the Fall and Spring semesters and a co-requisite of SPAN 258 in the Summer semester.

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Marketing involves exchanges. The activities involved in marketing products, services, and ideas are examined within a framework of customer management are explored. Topics include global marketing environment, market analysis and segmentation, consumer behavior, product development and management, pricing, promotion, and distribution. Marketing is examined from its role as a central function of business and non-profit organizations, and from its dominant role in a market economy. Prerequisite for upper division courses unless waived by department chair.

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Principal theories of beauty and contemplation, of art and creative intuition, of truth and symbolism of works of art.

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This course provides the student an opportunity to work directly with client systems in an approved social service agency under the supervision of a professional social worker. Students will have an opportunity to integrate the knowledge, values and skills acquired in the classroom with real life practice experiences, and thus prepare themselves as generalist practitioners. This course will focus on the processes of intake, engagement, and assessment with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities utilizing a generalist practice approach. The course will increase the student’s awareness and understanding of both their personal and professional selves within their role as a social work student and soon to be professional through the use of reflection and discernment.

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In-depth exploration of issues related to peace, social justice, ecological sustainability, and spirituality in our world today. Required seminar for the Peace and Justice Studies minor. Some sections of the course include an immersive learning component.

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