Faulkner University

Course Descriptions

FED 6300 Seminar in Professional Education
An introduction to education, including an overview of professional practice with an emphasis on character and ethics, the units' conceptual framework, and special topics.

FED 6301 Philosophy, Ethics, and Character in Education
A study of the historical, sociological, philosophical factors underlying present day American education. Emphasized is the study of related problems requiring educational adjustments in school and society.

FED 6320 Curriculum Design, Assessment and Evaluation
Concepts of evaluation by traditional and nontraditional methods. An emphasis on building assessments through curriculum planning, setting of instructional objectives, proper test construction, and analysis of scores yielded through assessment techniques.

FED 6349 Advanced Classroom Management
A study of classroom management techniques with an emphasis on relationships with students, parents, paraprofessionals, administration, and the community. Management planning and classroom success skills are emphasized.

FED 6350 Technology of Learning
A course which focuses on the current and emerging uses of technology in the classroom, considering the different teaching and learning styles of the learner. Students must demonstrate skill in selection of software for the remediation of students and must be able to teach lessons using multimedia-authoring tools.

PY 6340 Advanced Educational Psychology and Exceptionalities
An overview of current learning theory and the relation to classroom practice, the nature and needs of exceptional children with techniques for adapting classroom instruction to the needs of the individual child.

EED 6096, 6097, 6098, 6099/SED 6096, 6097, 6098, 6099 Clinical Experiences
A course designed to provide for the demonstration of pedagogical knowledge and skills and to foster the dispositions essential for future educators. Students will complete a minimum of 20 hours of service in an educational setting.

EED 6326 Reading Skills and Comprehension
The course focuses on the current trends and techniques in diagnosing pupil needs in reading, evaluating formal and informal reading assessment instruments, and identifying reading skills required in content areas.

EED 6332 Teaching Elementary Language Arts
Designed to increase and strengthen the knowledge and competencies of experienced teachers of language arts and skills in the elementary school.

EED 6336 Elementary Pedagogy for Social Studies
A critical study focused on current trends in elementary school studies, with particular attention to innovative instructional modes and relating learning to the learners' social environment.

EED 6341 Teaching of Elementary Mathematics
Methods and materials of teaching elementary school math. Current research is emphasized, as it theory concerning facilitation of the development of mathematical skills and concepts.

EED 6368 Teaching of Elementary Science
Methods and materials of elementary school science and selected science topics. Workshop days on campus will be required.

EED 6390 Directed Study
This course is designed for students to engage in a systematic examination of topics that are not offered elsewhere across the University. Under directed study, the student and qualified instructor work together collaboratively.

EED 6699 Internship
Supervised participation in a local school for a full semester. Students will be supervised by a cooperating teacher in the school as well as college supervisors. This experience is provided to enable the pre-service teacher to gain expertise in actual teaching techniques as well as classroom management strategies.

SED 6317 Reading in the Secondary Curriculum
A study of reading development in secondary school students. Reading rate, vocabulary development, application and extension of skills and techniques in the secondary content areas.

SED 6699 Internship
Supervised participation in a local school for a full semester. Students will be supervised by a cooperating teacher in the school as well as college supervisors. This experience is provided to enable the pre-service teacher to gain expertise in actual teaching techniques as well as classroom management strategies.

BIO 6300 Human Nutrition
A graduate course that provides a broad survey of the role of nutrients (e.g. minerals and vitamins), in maintaining normal metabolic processes in humans. The course provides the basic materials needed to understand importance of nutrition in preventing and treating human diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis.

BIO 6329 Materials and Methods in Biology
The course focuses on the materials and methods of teaching as related to the field of biology and the purposes of education and characteristics of adolescents.

BIO 6351 Advanced Genetics
The course focuses on advanced genetics concepts; genetic transmission; molecular structure of DNA; genetic markers and their application; molecular aspects of DNA replication and recombination; chromosome mapping; mechanisms of mutation and DNA repair; genetic engineering; population genetics; quantitative genetics.

BIO 6362 Ecological Theory
An in depth study of ecological principles is presented using a broad environmental science and problem solving approach.

BIO 6380 History and Philosophy of Biological Research
The development of the Biological Sciences is addressed broadly in the context of the history of mankind. The changing roles of the Judeo-Christian cultures have had in the advancement of biotechnology are included in the course discussion.

BIO 6390 Directed Study
This course is designed for students to engage in a systematic examination of topics that are not offered elsewhere across the University. Under directed study, the student and qualified instructor work collaboratively.

EH 6314 Shakespeare in Print, Performance, and Practice
A study of major plays including histories, tragedies, and comedies, as well as the sonnets.

EH 6302 Rhetoric, Grammar, and Composition
Emphasizes clear, consistent, logical writing with emphasis on topics appropriate for students in graduate and professional programs.

EH 6329 Materials and Methods in English
The course focuses on the materials and methods of teaching as related to the field of English and the purposes of education and characteristics of adolescents.

EH 6346 Adolescent Literature
A study of literature appropriate for the adolescent reader. The course includes an overview of the history of young adult literature; an analysis of individual titles and characteristics; reading patterns and major concerns of adolescents; and the methods for teaching reading and writing as they relate to literature in the second school.

EH 6350 Issues and Topics English Language
An introduction to the study of the English language, including the history of English. Emphasis will be placed on how the language works and on ways to describe it. Designed primarily for students interested in English, communications, and foreign languages.

EH 6390 Directed Study
This course is designed for students to engage in a systematic examination of topics that are not offered elsewhere across the University. Under directed study, the student and qualified instructor work collaboratively.

MH 6310 Mathematical Statistics
Topics in this course include estimation of parameters, maximum likelihood estimation, sufficient statistics, confidence intervals, testing of hypothesis, distributions such as gamma, beta, chi-squared, student's t and F distributions and fitting straight lines. Students are expected to reproduce and apply theoretical results and to carry out standard statistical procedures.

MH 6329 Materials and Methods in Mathematics
This course focuses on the materials and methods of teaching as related to the field of Mathematics and the purposes of education and characteristics of adolescents.

MH 6340 Abstract Algebra I
Topics for this course include sets, functions, the integers, groups, homomorphisms, rings, ideals and fields.

MH 6330 History of Mathematics
A course designed to provide students with a study of many famous mathematicians along with the historical development of many key mathematical concepts.

MH 6345 Abstract Algebra II
A continuation of Abstract Algebra I. Topics include Sylow theorems, simple groups, integral domain arithmetic, field extensions, Galois theory and geometric constructions. Additional selected algebraic topics will be included in this course as the graduate component.

MH 6350 Plane Geometry
A course designed to provide students with an axiomatic development of plane geometry.

MH 6370 Complex Variables
This course includes properties of complex numbers, complex functions, analytic and harmonic functions, complex integration, series, residues and conformal mapping.

MH 6390 Directed Study
This course is designed for students to engage in a systematic examination of topics that are not offered elsewhere across the University. Under directed study, the student and qualified instructor work collaboratively.

PE 6329 Methods for Teaching PE to Secondary Students
Provides graduate students with an in-depth study of instructional methods, curriculum models, technology, student characteristics, and factors impacting the secondary program.

PE 6330 Advanced Health Education
A study of health information, behaviors, and myths. Emphasis will be placed on modification of personal health practices and inherent attitudes. Will include a personal health behavior modification project and research into controversial health trends.

PE 6333 Methods for Teaching Elementary PE
Provides graduate students with an in-depth study of the current research, issues, technology and trends in elementary physical education. Research into, and production of, a comprehensive teaching unit will be required.

PE 6332 Advanced Motor Learning
Study of learning theory and the developmental process as they relate to the acquisition of motor skills. Filming, diagnosis and prescription of motor movement will be an integral component of this course.

PE 6390 Directed Study
This course is designed for students to engage in a systematic examination of topics that are not offered elsewhere across the University. Under directed study, the student and qualified instructor work collaboratively.

HY 6311 Research and Writing in History
Readings and analytical historical writing covering selected topics in U.S. or World History. The major emphasis of this course is the mastery of analytical skills and writing techniques used by the historians in pursuit of their craft.

HY 6315 Philosophy and Theory of History
A detailed study of History as a distinct discipline and its related field of historical interpretation. Special emphasis will be given to the development of the Philosophy of History in Western culture.

HY 6329 Materials and Methods in History
This course focuses on the materials and methods of teaching as related to the field of History and the purposes of education and characteristics of adolescents.

HY 6369 Graduate Seminar in the Social Sciences
A study emphasizing the interrelationship of the several social science disciplines.

HY 6375 Current Issues in World History
This course will concentrate on current events and issues in an ever changing world. Emphasis will be given to exploring the interactions of history, religion, and culture as they affect governmental policies on a global scale.

HY 6390 Directed Study
This course is designed for students to engage in a systematic examination of topics that are not offered elsewhere across the University. Under directed study, the student and qualified instructor work collaboratively.

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