KU Online: SPRING Semester 2012

NOTE: This is a list of all distance education courses offered this semester. It does not indicate open courses.

If you see a course you are interested in from the list below, please note the course ID and section number and check for seat availability in the MyKU course catalog: https://csku.kutztown.edu/psp/csprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/COMMUNITY_ACCESS.CLASS_SEARCH.GBL

Please select a format from the list below:


ARU 591 801 - METHODS OF RESEARCH IN ART

Course Description: This course is an introduction to the rationale and procedures for educational research. Types of research, selection of a research problem, the use of the library, manual and computerized search strategies, collection and application of data, and the research report will be explored. This is background for the preparation of research. (This course is also offered under the EDU 591 designation.)

Type/Format: 100% Online

Professor: Marilyn Stewart, stewart@kutztown.edu


COU 519 801 - INTERCULTURAL ISSUES IN COUNSELING

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the counselor in training with an introduction to the theory and techniques of counseling persons from differing cultures. The course will focus primarily on understanding cultural issues related to counseling and community mental health service delivery. To facilitate this objective, a review of the following, as related to cross-cultural populations, will be provided: counseling theory, counseling processes and outcomes, counselor role and attitude, counseling skills and interventions. Orientation to counseling specific cultures will be provided. Current cross-cultural counseling issues and research will be reviewed.

Type/Format: Blended (30-79% online)

Professor: Helen Hamlet, hamlet@kutztown.edu


COU 535 801 - CAREER COUNSELING ISSUES ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN

Course Description: This course provides students with an introduction to career and work-related issues that occur over the life span. Students review the theories and stages of career development, various career assessment and planning methods, models of career decision making, and career information services. In addition, students learn to address the complex interaction of career and personal issues, including the changing nature of work, the importance of family and community in decision making, and the interplay of human diversity in job choice and employment opportunity. The overall learning goal for this course is the integration of career and work-related issues into the counseling process of individuals at all stages of life.

Type/Format: Blended (30-79% online)

Professor: Joanne Cohen Hamilton, hamilton@kutztown.edu


COU 558 - Fitness For Life

Course Description: This course is intended to enable students to develop and participate in an individualized, self-directed, contractually assessed physical activity program. Course will be offered in an "on-line/distance learning" format that requires access to a computer and the internet.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Frederick J. Garman, garman@kutztown.edu

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HPD 073 813 - Fitness For Life

Course Description: This course is intended to enable students to develop and participate in an individualized, self-directed, contractually assessed physical activity program. Course will be offered in an "on-line/distance learning" format that requires access to a computer and the internet.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Duane Crider, crider@kutztown.edu

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INT 010 810 - Introduction to International Studies

Course Description: Students will examine and analyze contemporary world issues and events. Topics include global interdependence, the environment, modernization, intercultural understanding, nationalism, and international conflict and cooperation. This course is required for the International Studies minor. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Thomas Stewart, stewart@kutztown.edu

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ITC 340 810/ITC 536 801- Integrating Instructional Technology

Course Description: The goal of this course is to prepare education students to effectively integrate instructional technologies into the K-12 curriculum. Students will construct a theoretical foundation and rationale for integrating instructional technologies. Integration models and successful teaching strategies will be examined.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Michelle Sims, sims@kutztown.edu

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ITC 435 801/ITC 435 810- Distance Learning and the K-12 Educator

Course Description: The emphasis of the course is to prepare both pre-service and in service educators to incorporate distance education technologies, as well as teaching and learning strategies, into a learning environment. Students, with guidance from the instructor, will construct a theoretical foundation and rationale for utilizing distance learning and develop practical, hand-on skills for effectively working within a distance learning environment. The role of technology in delivering distance learning courses is examined as well as issues related to designing, organizing and managing distance education activities.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Andrea Harmer, harmer@kutztown.edu

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ITC 514 801- Foundations of Instructional Technology

Course Description: The goal of this seminar is to introduce educators to various media and methods to facilitate learning, and to the importance of technology within the teaching and learning process. Students will discuss the history of IT as well as a variety of issues related to integrating technology effectively into the curriculum.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Andrea Harmer, harmer@kutztown.edu

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ITC 536 801/LIB 536 801 - Integrating the Internet for Educators

Course Description: Students will discuss a variety of Internet options and how to effectively integrate them into the curriculum. Students will examine the history, theory, communication facilities, and educational activity structures relevant to the process within a standards based educational setting. The internet will be the primary resource examined. (This course is also offered under the LIB 536 designation.)

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Andrea Harmer, harmer@kutztown.edu

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LIB 340 810 - Adv Reference Services

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: TBA

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LIB 509 801 - Foundations of Library and Information Services

Course Description: This course introduces the student to the development, functions, philosophy, ethics, and evolution of libraries and information centers. The primary services and professional practices of libraries and information centers are examined and contrasted. Librarianship as an evolving profession is studied with an emphasis on the diverse professional career opportunities available.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: TBA

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LIB 511 801 - Reference and Information Services in Library Settings

Course Description: This course presents the fundamental knowledge associated with the delivery of reference services to library users. The primary emphasis in on the evaluation, selection, and utilization of information sources used in reference service to respond to ready reference, research, and reader's advisory questions. Information sources will be identified, categorized, and contrasted to identify their chief values in providing reference service.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: TBA

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LIB 536 801/ITC 536 801 - Integrating the Internet for Educators

Course Description: Students will discuss a variety of Internet options and how to effectively integrate them into the curriculum. Students will examine the history, theory, communication facilities, and educational activity structures relevant to the process within a standards based educational setting. The internet will be the primary resource examined. (This course is also offered under the ITC 536 designation.)

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Michelle Sims, sims@kutztown.edu

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MGM 335 810 - Human Resource Management

Course Description: In this course, students study the concepts, issues, methods and procedures involved in building and maintaining an effective workforce in an organization. Specific topics include recruitment, selection, appraisal, compensation, benefits, training/development, labor-management relations, discipline, workforce planning and similar functions. The focus will be on the staff human resource management unit of an organization as a way of organizing the study, but applications for every supervisor and manager will be readily apparent. Knowledge of this staff specialty is particularly useful in understanding overall business operations of the organization.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Lee Weyant, weyant@kutztown.edu

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NUR 314 810 - Adaptation of the Nurse to the Multicultural Client

Course Description: This course will allow the student to study various cultural and religious groups focusing on specific behaviors and belief systems which act as stimuli affecting the adaptation of the nurse to the multicultural client.

Prerequisites: NUR299 and NUR312 or permission of the instructor.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Rosemary Fliszar, fliszar@kutztown.edu

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NUR 321 810/811 - Introduction to Holistic Nursing and Complementary Therapies

Course Description: This course introduces nursing theory as it relates to the adaptation of the client who seeks holistic health care. Theories related to holistic nursing practice that is oriented toward the betterment of human health, healing, and humankind are utilized with the Adaptation model as the framework. Emphasis is placed on alternative, complementary and integrative therapies with an awareness of interrelationships and the experience of the nurse as an instrument of healing by utilizing the therapeutic use of self.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Rosemary Fliszar, fliszar@kutztown.edu

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NUR 332 810/NUR 333 811 (lab) - Adaptation of the Community and Its Members

Course Description: This course examines the basic principles of marketing through the marketing of athletes, teams, leagues and special events. An investigation of concepts and theories unique to sports marketing will also occur. A framework of the strategic marketing process as applied to the sports industry will be presented.

Prerequisites: NUR 299; NUR 312/313; BIO 304/305 or BIO 224/225 or BIO 160/161, or permission of the instructor.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Ilene Prokup, prokup@kutztown.edu

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NUR 335 810/811 - Introduction to Public Health

Course Description: This course provides students with an overview of public health, placing health topics within a context of population-based concerns. Students will learn the vocabulary on public health, and gain an appreciation of its multidisciplinary and ecologic foundations.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Ilene Prokup, prokup@kutztown.edu

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NUR 530 801 - Qualitative Nursing Research

Course Description: This course will explore the epistemological basis of qualitative research methods. The philosophical underpinnings and use of inductive thinking in qualitative research will be explored. This course will also describe the process of theory development utilizing qualitative methods.

Prerequisites: NUR 520 and NUR 510

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Mary Ann Dailey, mdailey@kutztown.edu

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PSY 110 810 - Child Psychology

Course Description:

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor:

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SEU 544 801 - Effective Secondary Education Seminar

Course Description: This seminar is designed for practicing teachers and others who are involved in instructional activity. The state-of-the-art in instructional theory will be investigated. Consideration will be given to the factors related to effective teaching, teacher credibility, and the planning and implementation of a feedback system.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Joseph Elias, elias@kutztown.edu

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SOC 010 810 - Principles of Sociology

Course Description: The concepts, theories and methods that form the core of the sociological perspective on human behavior. This course is a prerequisite for all other SOC courses.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Joleen L. Greenwood, greenwoo@kutztown.edu

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SOC 120 810/811 - Marriage and the Family

Course Description: An intensive analysis of contemporary marriage and family patterns and interactive processes in the United States viewed from historical and cross-cultural perspectives.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Joleen L. Greenwood, greenwoo@kutztown.edu

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SOC 335 810/811 - Introduction to Public Health

Course Description: This course provides students with an overview of public health, placing health topics within a context of population-based concerns. Students will learn the vocabulary on public health, and gain an appreciation of its multidisciplinary and ecologic foundations.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Ilene Prokup, prokup@kutztown.edu

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SWK 100 810 - Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

Course Description: This course provides an overview of the development of social welfare and social work practice. The historical development of social welfare is related to the emergence and the development of the social work profession. The course introduces knowledge, values, and skills as the common base of generalist social work practice. The problem solving approach to social work practice with multi-level system is introduced. Required of all social work majors.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Barth K. Yeboah, yeboah@kutztown.edu

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ARU 522 801 - Perspecitives in Art Education

Course Description: This course focuses on contemporary and classical theoretical readings in the field of art education. An examination of the historical antecedents, theoretical bases, cultural influences, and curricular implications of various contending contemporary approaches to the practice of art education.

Course Notes: 80-99% Online

Professor: Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, wunder@kutztown.edu

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ARU 536 803 - Curriculum

Course Description: Students will study the theory of curriculum and be involved with the construction of practical curricula. An analysis and redesign of art curricula of actual school situations will comprise a major aspect of the course. Contemporary curriculum models will provide a basis for making judgments of these curricula.

Prerequisites: ARU 522

Course Notes: 80-99% Online

Professor: Marilyn Stewart, stewart@kutztown.edu

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ENG 230 810 - Advanced Composition

Course Description: Advanced experience in writing provided through the preparation of articles, reviews, digests, and critical papers employing narrative, expository, descriptive, and argumentative techniques.

Course Notes: 80-99% Online

Professor: Janice Chernekoff, cherneko@kutztown.edu

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LIB 575 801 - Seminar: Teaching Function of teh Instructional Materials Center

Course Description: This course is designed to emphasize the curriculum-related responsibilities of the school library program. Emphasis is placed on library and information skills instruction and curriculum support services. The role of the library and the librarian in the contemporary school program is investigated.

Course Notes: 80-99% Online. College of Education majors only.

Professor: Eloise Long, long@kutztown.edu

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MAT 017 810/811 - Introduction to Mathematics

Course Description: This General Education introductory-level course is intended to acquaint the student with the nature and spirit of mathematics. Topics include set theory, logic, counting methods, probability, statistics, and algebra-based problem-solving with graphical and analytic solutions.

Course Notes: 80-99% Online

Professor: Kunio Mitsuma, mitsuma@kutztown.edu

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MAT 045 810/WST 045 810- Women in Mathematics

Course Description: This course examines women and minorities who have made significant contributions to the field of mathematics. Both their lives and their work will be explored as well as gender and multicultural issues surrounding their endeavors. Furthermore, mathematical topics related to their contributions will be discussed.

Course Notes: 80-99% Online

Professor: Lyn McQuaid, mcquaid@kutztown.edu

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MAT 121 810 - Mathematics for Business and Information Science

Course Description: This course focuses on the application of mathematical concepts and methods to problems that arise for students who major in Business or Computer Science. The topics include a review of algebraic concepts and problem solving, systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, linear programming with graphical and simplex method solutions, and probability. A graphing calculator is required for this course. MAT 105 or two years of high school algebra is the prerequisite for MAT 121.

Prerequisites: MAT 105 or two years of high school alegebra

Course Notes: 80-99% Online

Professor: Francis Vasko

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SWK 400 801/810 - Foundations in Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Course Description: This course, for foundation-year graduate students in social work, teaches students to critically evaluate and apply biological, psychological, and social theories to client situations across the lifespan.  Effects of the interplay of biological, psychological, social, economical and cultural elements of the social environment on human functioning are examined.  Systems promoting or deterring people in the attainment and maintenance of optimal health and well-being are explored with particular attention on the effects over the life course of these systems on populations at risk, ethnic and racial minorities, sexual minorities, women, and persons with disability.

Course Notes: 80-99% Online

Professor: Mary Weller, weller@kutztown.edu

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SWK 555 801 - Applied Family Policy and Family Service Programs

Course Description: This course will explore the interrelation between family functioning and public/private policies at the local, state, and federal level. Students will explore how the families contribute to social problems, how families are affected by these problems, and how a family focus can enhance the effectiveness of policies. Students will assess the consequences policies may have for family well-being with special attention to selected family policy issues. The course will include theoretical approaches for conceptualizing family policy and, most importantly, the roles professionals can play in using research to design, implement, and evaluate policies and programs.

Course Notes: 80-99% Online. (TVR is for Electronic Media Majors and minors only.)

Professor: Elizabeth Emmert, emmert@kutztown.edu

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TVR 380 810 - Senior Seminar in Electronic Media

Course Description: This course serves as a forum for student's various internship experiences. It also prepares students for the process of finding and applying for positions in the electronic media profession. Required of all majors and must be taken concurrently with TVR 390.

Course Notes: 100% Online

Professor: Andrea Harmer, harmer@kutztown.edu

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TVR 540 801 - Seminar in Electronic Media Law

Course Description: An intensive examination of the laws governing electronic media, with special emphasis on possible legal problems for media producers.

Course Notes: 80-99% Online

Professor: Helen Bieber, bieber@kutztown.edu

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WRI 380 810 - Professional Seminar

Course Description: This course gathers professional writing majors to consider the function of an internship in the development of their careers, the relationship between finding employment, and the responsibilities of the professional writer in the working world, including mastery of varied writing styles and response to organizational hierarchies. Students must schedule the first three or more credits or WRI 390 Internship in Professional Writing concurrent with WRI 380 Professional Seminar.

Prerequisites: 2.5 or better in the prerequisite core, "C" or better in ENG 230 Advanced Composition, completion of two WRI 300-level courses.

Course Notes: 80-99% Online

Professor: Elaine Reed, reed@kutztown.edu

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WST 045 810/811 - Women In Mathematics

Course Description: This course examines women and minorities who have made significant contributions to the field of mathematics. Both their lives and their work will be explored as well as gender and multicultural issues surrounding their endeavors. Furthermore, mathematical topics related to their contributions will be discussed.

Course Notes: 80-99% Online. Students are required to take exams on campus in Lytle 218. Dates and times will be announced at a later date. Contact Dr. Mcquaid (mcquaid@kutztown.edu) for more information.

Professor: Lyn I. Mcquaid, mcquaid@kutztown.edu

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ARU 401 801/810 - Learning in the Visual Arts: Childhood

Course Description: This course provides learners with an introduction to teaching visual arts (fine art, design, craft) and visual culture in grades preK-5 elementary settings. Learners in this class will investigate curriculum planning, individual and social development, instructional strategies, as well as historical and theoretical issues in art education. Learner activities will include narrative account, observation of elementary teaching settings, studio and critical response activities, and the design of curriculum plans and instructional materials appropriate for art and visual culture in elementary settings. The class will be conducted within a studio framework and will include presentations, discussions and performance-based activities.

Prerequisites: Instructor consent required.

Course Notes: 30-79% Online

Professor: Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, wunder@kutztown.edu


ARU 420 801/810 - Learning in the Visual Arts: Adolescence

Course Description: This course provides learners with an introduction to teaching the visual arts (fine art, design, craft) and visual culture to adolescent populations. Learners in this class will investigate curriculum planning, individual and social development in the arts, instructional strategies, as well as historical and theoretical issues in art education. Learner activities will include observation of and interaction with adolescent learners, studio and critical response activities, and the design of curriculum plans and instructional materials appropriate for art and visual culture to adolescents. The class will be conducted within a studio framework and will include presentations, discussions and performance-based activities.

Course Notes: 30-79% Online

Professor: Peg Speirs, speirs@kutztown.edu


ARU 536 801 - Curriculum

Course Description: Students will study the theory of curriculum and be involved with the construction of practical curricula. An analysis and redesign of art curricula of actual school situations will comprise a major aspect of the course. Contemporary curriculum models will provide a basis for making judgments of these curricula.

Course Notes: 30-79% Online

Professor: Marilyn Stewart, stewart@kutztown.edu


COU 516 801 - Introduction to Student Affairs

Course Description: This course familiarizes the student with the origin, development, purpose, and challenges of student affairs and its role in higher education; and presents an overview of the philosophy, mission, operational activities, and professional requirements of each of its major functional areas. Opportunities for interaction with specialists representing specific areas and on-site visits will be provided.

Course Notes: 30-79% Online

Professor: Kelley Kenney, kenney@kutztown.edu

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COU 517 801 - Professional Orientation and Ethics in Student Affairs

Course Description: This course focuses on professional practice in higher education, student affairs, and college counseling. Students are introduced to the standards for professional practice in higher education put forth by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). Students are also introduced to the Ethical Principles and Standards of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and the American Counseling Association (ACA). Salient issues and concerns relevant to professional practice in higher education, student affairs, and college counseling will be discussed. Guidelines for professional practice and credentialing will be presented.

Course Notes: 30-79% Online

Professor: Kelley Kenney, kenney@kutztown.edu

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COU 519 801 - Intercultural Issues in Counseling

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the counselor in training with an introduction to the theory and techniques of counseling persons from differing cultures. The course will focus primarily on understanding cultural issues related to counseling and community mental health service delivery. To facilitate this objective, a review of the following, as related to cross-cultural populations, will be provided: counseling theory, counseling processes and outcomes, counselor role and attitude, counseling skills and interventions. Orientation to counseling specific cultures will be provided. Current cross-cultural counseling issues and research will be reviewed.

Course Notes: 30-79% Online

Professor: Helen Hamlet, hamlet@kutztown.edu

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COU 522 801 - Professional Orientation and Ethics for School Counselors

Course Description: The purpose of the professional orientation course is to provide an overview of the development and current status of the role and function of the counselor in the school setting. Counselors-in-training will acquire the skill required to successfully understand and perform duties of the school counselor through: 1)study of ethical guidelines for school couselors set forth by the American School Counselors Association (ASCA), 2) exposure to the practice of school counselors as counselors, consultants and coordinators in the education setting, 3) review and evaluation of developmentally appropriate K-12 guideance and counseling curriculum, 4) creation of a statement of philosophy and rationale for guideance and counseling programs, 5) participation in experiential activites, 6) observation of school counselors in the field, and 7) reading and discussion of practices in regular and special education, and 8) identification of strategies and programming for students at-risk. The ASCA ethical standards establish the boundaries for ethical and professional functioning as a counselor in the school setting.

Course Notes: 30-79% Online

Professor: Deborah Barlieb, barlieb@kutztown.edu

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COU 528 801 - Seminar in Marital Therapy

Course Description: The student will acquire a working knowledge of clinical skills in marital relations and marital therapy, which will include marital dynamics, models of marital functioning, dysfunctional relations, and models for intervention. The seminar will be a combination of lecture, discussion, research, review, videotaping, and clinical practice.

Course Notes: 30-79% Online

Professor: Joanne Hamilton, hamilton@kutztown.edu

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COU 535 802 - Career Counseling Issues Across the Life Span

Course Description: This course provides students with an introduction to career and work-related issues that occur over the life span. Students review the theories and stages of career development, various career assessment and planning methods, models of career decision making, and career information services. In addition, students learn to address the complex interaction of career and personal issues, including the changing nature of work, the importance of family and community in decision making, and the interplay of human diversity in job choice and employment opportunity. The overall learning goal for this course is the integration of career and work-related issues into the counseling process of individuals at all stages of life.

Course Notes: 30-79% Online

Professor: Brian Wlazelek, wlazelek@kutztown.edu

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CRJ 200 810/811 - Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

Course Description: This course is structured to cover the four major criminal justice systems in the world. It offers a topical approach, comparing cross-national criminal justice systems based on substantive and procedural laws, police, corrections, and juvenile justice. In addition, the course explores genocide and the international criminal tribunals that are organized under the auspices of the United Nations.

Course Notes: 30-79% Online

Professor: Pietro Toggia, toggia@kutztown.edu

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CRJ 250 810/811, SOC 250 810 - Criminology

Course Description: An intensive review of the major theories of criminal behavior and their applications in crime prevention and control. Examination of leading crime types and criminal behavior systems.

Course Notes: 30-79% Online

Professor: Pietro Toggia, toggia@kutztown.edu

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