May 23, 2024  
2022-23 Catalog 
    
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Course Descriptions


 
  
  • MSRS 6310 - Evaluation of the Cardiac System

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: The content of this course is designed to enhance student knowledge of the diagnostic procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory to identify atherosclerotic coronary or peripheral artery disease, abnormalities of the heart muscle, and valvular or congenital heart abnormalities.
  
  • MSRS 6311 - Interventional Cardiac Procedures I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is designed to enhance student knowledge of the interventional procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory that address coronary artery disease & myocardial infarction; The foundations of percutaneous coronary intervention techniques will be presented including indications, contraindications, and complications.
  
  • MSRS 6312 - Interventional Cardiac Procedures II

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is designed to enhance student knowledge of the interventional procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory that address pericardial and myocardial disease, heart failure and cardiogenic shock. The principles of hemodynamic data collection techniques will be presented including pressure pathology, waveform interpretation and cardiac output. Course content will also include mechanical circulatory support technologies such as the left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) and the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP).
  
  • MSRS 6313 - Interventional Cardiac Procedures III

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is designed to enhance student knowledge of the interventional procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory that address valvular disease, septal defects, and vascular disease. Transcatheter structural heart repair devices deployed in the cath lab have largely replaced open-heart surgery as the therapy of choice and many labs are incorporating vascular procedures into cardiac cath. Patient preparation, medical instrumentation, and performance of these procedures will be presented. 
  
  • MSRS 6403 - Evaluation of the Osseous System

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Imaging evaluation of pathological conditions, abnormalities and anomalies of the osseous system.
  
  • MSRS 6413 - Evaluation of the Chest

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Imaging evaluation of pathological conditions, abnormalities and anomalies of the chest.
  
  • MSRS 6423 - Evaluation of the Abdomen and G I System

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Imaging evaluation of pathological conditions, abnormalities and anomalies of the abdomen and gastrointestinal system.
  
  • MSRS 6433 - Evaluation of the Genitourinary System

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Imaging evaluation of pathological conditions, abnormalities and anomalies of the genitourinary system.
  
  • MSRS 6443 - Clinical Pathways

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Studying clinical pathways for patients based on disease processes and trauma.
  
  • MSRS 6450 - Managing Health Information

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Introductory course that provides basic vocabulary and principles of modern information architectures. Computer networking and communication technologies needed to support modern information infrastructures. Differences between integrated and quilted systems are examined. Emphasis on management and use of information to support management decision making.
    This course is cross-listed with MHA 6450 .
  
  • MSRS 6453 - Evaluation/CNS and Facial Structures

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Imaging evaluation of pathological conditions, abnormalities and anomalies of the central nervous system and facial structures.
  
  • MSRS 6463 - Problem Patient Management

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Determination of pathological conditions utilizing problem-solving case studies.
  
  • MSRS 6473 - Non-vascular Invasive Imaging

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Description:  

    Patient preparation and student performance of medical imaging non-vascular invasive procedures.

  
  • MSRS 6483 - Musculoskeletal Sonography

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: The (MSK) Sonography course will provide concepts in musculoskeletal anatomy and sonographic scanning technique and protocols necessary to produce and evaluate diagnostic images in the clinical setting for diagnosis of musculoskeletal pathology.
  
  • MSRS 6493 - Advanced 3D Medical Imaging

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $25.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Lab Supplies, Phantoms, software upgrades and maintenance
    Description: The Advanced 3D Medical Imaging course will provide instruction on the creation, manipulation, and printing of three-dimensional data-sets of different anatomical parts of the body. The data-sets will originate from diagnostic images (provided by the department or the student), particularly Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computer Tomography (CT) images. The course will include a hands-on learning lab where the student will use software to create a three-dimensional digital image and a three-dimensional print of an anatomical body part. 
  
  • MSRS 6501 - Advanced Practice Simulation I

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Advanced imaging simulation courses are designed to help students develop the knowledge and cognitive skills required for the performance of advanced imaging clinical assignments.  
  
  • MSRS 6502 - Advanced Practice Simulation II

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Advanced imaging simulation courses help students develop the knowledge and cognitive skills required for the performance of advanced medical imaging clinical assignments.  
  
  • MSRS 6503 - Advanced Practice Simulation III

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Advanced imaging simulation courses help students develop the knowledge and cognitive skills required for the performance of advanced medical imaging clinical assignments.
  
  • MSRS 6850 - Study Abroad

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Students will gain knowledge and cultural experiences developed to address historical, community, political, economic, educational, geographical, and literary/artistic variables. 
  
  • MSRS 6860 INT - Clinical Preceptorship I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Experience in a radiology department. Consent of instructor needed.
  
  • MSRS 6861 INT - Clinical Preceptorship II

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Continuation of MSRS 6860 .
  
  • MSRS 6862 INT - Clinical Preceptorship III

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Continuation of MSRS 6861 .
  
  • MSRS 6863 - Vascular Invasive Imaging Procedures

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Patient preparation and performance of medical imaging vascular invasive procedures are presented.
  
  • MSRS 6900 INT - Capstone: Clinical Fellowship & Portfolio

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Experience in a radiology department and interventional Radiology coordinated by Weber State University under the supervision of a radiologist or other Medical Practitioner. Review and evaluation of student competencies, clinical performance and professional development as required by certification.
  
  • MSRS 6910 - Transition to Practice

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Transition to practice provides students with a pertinent review of the content, skills, and processes necessary to gain and maintain imaging credentials and elevate professional practice. The course explores the fundamental aspects of professionalism, interprofessional communication, quality in practice, and professional resilience.
  
  • MSRS 6992 - Advanced Practice Seminar

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of current research and advances in the Radiologic Sciences.
  
  • MSRS 6999 - Master’s Thesis in Radiologic Sciences

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Students will enroll for this course as they complete their master’s thesis under the direction of a departmental graduate advisor. Departmental seminars and readings may also be assigned as part of this course. Students will finish their Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences degree by first completing a course of classroom or didactic study, then writing an original research monograph for their thesis. This course is to be used during the time the student is writing the thesis and getting approval for the thesis.
  
  • MSRT 6010 - Medical Writing, Research Methods & Design

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: 2nd Blk - Online
    Description: This course will assist students in developing writing skills that meet professional journal requirements.  Students will learn how to write research reports, abstracts, clinical case reports and scientific posters.  Students will develop skills in effective editing, reviewing and proofreading.  They will also develop skills that allow them to critically read published research articles in order to understand the validity and implications of the study results.
    Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into MSRT program.
  
  • MSRT 6020 - Medical Pathophysiology/Cardiopulmonary Case Reviews

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: 1st Blk
    Description: Advanced-practice pathology of the heart and lungs presented in case study format for articulating a working diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care based on an abundance of patient assessment techniques including patient history/physical, signs, symptoms, and ancillary radiographic evidence.  Medical information gathered from research database articles are presented to enhance a decision-making rationale for the treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases.
    Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into MSRT program.
  
  • MSRT 6030 - Adult Learning Theory & Simulation Strategies

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: 1st Blk - Online
    Description: An application of teaching and learning theories for adult learners across variable clinical, laboratory, simulation lab, and in face-to-face interactions are explored within both traditional and non-traditional classroom settings.  Teaching strategies and simulation designs are designed to support student learning for future respiratory therapy educators and clinical instructors.
    Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into MSRT program.
  
  • MSRT 6130 - Evidence-based Practice

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: 1st Blk
    Description: This course explores research-based evidence of best practices for advanced respiratory care practitioners (RCP’s) by identifying important questions, i.e., medication, ventilation strategies, protocols, etc. in the evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment of patients suffering abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system.  A methodological approach to evaluate practice is explored through a systematic literature search whereby the evidence manifest through particular treatments of a population can be expected.
    Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into MSRT program.
  
  • MSRT 6140 - Applied Research in Respiratory Care

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Research is a fundamental part of healthcare.  This course will explore research opportunities specifically in the field of respiratory care.  Basic statistical concepts will be reviewed.  Nominal, ordinal, and continuous methods will also be studied.  Publishing the findings through an original research paper, an abstract, case report, and poster presentation will be a main focus for this course.
    Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into MSRT program.
  
  • MSRT 6410 - Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT)

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Evaluation and assessment of pulmonary disease is an important skill for the advanced-practice respiratory care practitioner (RCP). Requisite to making an accurate diagnosis, practitioners must understand diagnostic measurements and recommend treatment of patients with specific pulmonary diseases.  This course is essential to gain knowledge to pass the CPFT (NBRC) exam for Certified Pulmonary Function Technologists.
    Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into MSRT program.
  
  • MSRT 6420 - Sleep Disorders Specialty (SDS)

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is essential to gain knowledge in the evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders in the context of a polysomnography lab and to pass the SDS (NBRC) credential for sleep disorder specialists.
    Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into MSRT program.
  
  • MSRT 6460 - Neonatal Pediatric Specialty (NPS)

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course prepares the advanced-practice respiratory care practitioner (RCP) to optimally participate in the assessment, management, and care of newborn and pediatric populations.  The course includes development, common disease pathology, pharmacology, and management of neonatal patients, emergency treatment, and evaluation of conditions and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary systems.  This course will prepare the practitioner for a national neonatal and pediatric specialty examination (NPS).
    Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into MSRT program.
  
  • MSRT 6470 - Adult Critical Care Specialty (ACCS)

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course prepares the advanced-practice respiratory care practitioner (RCP) to effectively evaluate, assess, manage and provide appropriate care to critically ill adult patients.  This course extensively covers advanced airway and cardiovascular management, mechanisms of respiratory failure, analysis of laboratory and imaging results, specialty medical gasses and pharmacological agents, management of patients with infectious disease and sepsis, assisting and performing advanced procedures, and end-of-life care in the adult population.  This course will prepare the practitioner for an advanced critical care specialty credentialing examination (ACCS).
    Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into MSRT program.
  
  • MSRT 6480 - Asthma Educator Specialty Credential (AE-C)

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course prepares the advanced-practice respiratory care practitioner (RCP) to optimally educate patients and family members of patients suffering with asthma.  The course includes disease pathophysiology, assessment, pharmacology, classification, and management of asthma based on severity, emergency treatment and evaluation of treatment programs.  This course will prepare the practitioner for a national asthma education certification examination (AE-C).
    Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into MSRT program.
  
  • MSRT 6700 - Capstone Project

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is designed to be self-directed, faculty supervised culminating project specific to the educational track that the student has chosen within the MSRT program (Education, Research or Health Administration).  The student will demonstrate their firm grasp of their educational track and their mastery of professional/scientific writing through the development of a research paper.  This course requires that the student develop a research question, prepare a learning contract that outlines their approach to the research question, and complete 40 hours of documented time with a mentor(s) who have a minimum of a Master’s degree in a related area or in performing original research.  The student will also assemble a formative committee to act as a resource as the student develops the research project and summative committee to evaluate and validate the student’s research.  The formative and summative committees each consist of three professionals with a minimum of a Master’s degree.  The student will complete a Masters level research paper that is a minimum of 40-50 pages in APA format.
    Pre-requisite(s): Acceptance into MSRT program.
    May be repeated once up to 6 credit hours.
  
  • MSRT 6810 - Experimental Course

    Credits: (1-6)
    Experimental
    Description: Individual courses offered on an experimental basis, identified by specific name and description. The specific title will appear on student’s transcript along with the authorized credit.
    May be repeated for a total maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
  • MSW 6010 - Foundations of Social Work

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A thorough review of the history, philosophy, and fundamental principles of social work, emphasizing the knowledge, values and skills needed for social work practice in all settings.
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to the MSW program.
  
  • MSW 6100 - Behavior, Environment & Social Systems

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A graduate level introduction to the ecological model, examining in-depth, the relationship between human development (individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations) and the social environment. Systems and theory are examined critically in the biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual arenas, with an emphasis on social justice and the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, economic status and other dimensions of diversity on the developmental process.
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to the MSW program.
  
  • MSW 6150 - Behavioral Health, Diagnostics, and Mental Health

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is designed to introduce students understanding to the mental health diagnoses associated with the DSM-V.    
  
  • MSW 6200 - Human and Social Diversity and Oppression

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A study of diversity among individuals, groups, and communities and dynamics of oppression locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.  Application of knowledge, skills, and interventions to alleviate social inequities and human suffering will be stressed. 
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to Master of Social Work program.
  
  • MSW 6235 - Loss Across the Lifespan

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course will provide an overview of loss as a normal and necessary part of life and growth. It will also provide the foundation of classical grief theory and its evolution to more modern grief theory and work. While death and dying at different stages in the lifespan will be addressed, each life stage will also be explored for the normative losses that occur at that stage.
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to Master of Social Work Program, or other WSU graduate program.
  
  • MSW 6245 - Aging Services

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Overview of older adults as a population group and of aging as a biopsychosocial process. The course explores aspects of social services and health care systems intended to help individuals, families, and communities confront aging-related challenges and capitalize upon aging-related strengths.
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to Master of Social Work program or WSU graduate program. 
  
  • MSW 6255 - Sexuality in Social Work Practice

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A graduate-level introduction and thorough overview of the nature and meaning of sexuality and an in-depth consideration of various ways that sexuality is part of social work practice.  Students will examine the knowledge, values, and skills needed to address sexuality in social work practice.
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to the MSW program, MSW 6300 , MSW 6910 .
  
  • MSW 6265 - Crisis Intervention and Trauma

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is designed to prepare students to develop assessment, diagnostic and evidenced based interventions to assist those in critical need during and after a crisis or trauma.   A crisis is defined as an event that exceeds and overwhelms an individual’s coping skills to the point where equilibrium is disrupted.  Micro, mezzo, and macro crises as well as trauma will be explored.
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance into the MSW program, or other WSU graduate program.
  
  • MSW 6275 - Harm Reduction in Practice

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: An in-depth analysis of harm reduction and its use in clinical social work practice.  Considers harm reduction in assessment, treatment planning, intervention, and evaluation of effectiveness of services.  Explores the history and context of harm reduction as a therapeutic model, as well as its applications at the micro, mezzo, and macro areas of practice.
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to Master of Social Work Program, or other WSU graduate program.
  
  • MSW 6285 - Dialectical Behavior Therapy

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT, is a theoretical practice model that was conceptualized to address suicidal and para-suicidal behaviors.  It is one of the first evidence-based models to document reductions in para-suicidal and suicidal behaviors.  Originally developed as an adult model working with Borderline Personality Disorder it has proven effective in treating many other disorders and in working with adolescents and their families as well.  It has gained in popularity as a treatment model and many states and insurance payers have recognized it as the treatment of choice for certain diagnoses.
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to the MSW program, or other WSU graduate program.
  
  • MSW 6300 - Ethics, Ethical Practice, Ethical Decision-Making

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 2nd Blk
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: An exploration of professional social work roles, values, and ethical principles.  Students will review the history and evolution of the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics, as well as other statements of ethical principles in social welfare.  An ethical problem-solving model will be introduced and course activities will assist students in using these guidelines in making ethical decisions in professional practice.
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to the MSW program and MSW 6900  OR formal admittance to the MSW program with advanced standing.
    Co-Requisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with MSW 6910 .
  
  • MSW 6400 - Macro Aspects of Clinical Practice

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A consideration of practical aspects of clinical social work practice and social service programs. Content covers administration, budgeting, program development, marketing, and institutional policy. Work with Latino communities provides a context for exploring these topics.
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to MSW program, Advanced Standing Status, or MSW 6300  and MSW 6500 .
  
  • MSW 6500 - Social Policy and Social Work Practice

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: An examination of the major political issues faced by social work as a profession. Examples of challenges and related social, public and social welfare policies will be identified and studied. Knowledge of local, state, and federal legislation, as well as professional, membership, and international organizations will assist in review of lobbying, funding, development, and implementation strategies used in the support of clinical social work practice and meeting human service needs. Methods for political and organizational analysis of processes and policy will be discussed. 
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admission to the MSW program.
  
  • MSW 6600 - Research I: Research Informed Practice

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A study of advanced research methods and statistical procedures as they inform and shape professional social work practice.  The class  reviews basic qualitative, quantitative, and single system research methodologies; analysis of data, including statistical procedures; analysis and evaluation of theoretical bases, research questions, methodologies, statistical procedures, and conclusions of research reports; and relevant technological advances.  Students apply activities such as needs assessments, satisfaction surveys, and other research tools to the creation, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based practices.  The course also prepares students to examine the empirical basis of practice models and how to effectively access, critique and appraise literature in order to find best evidence-based solutions.  Ethics and sensitivity to research with various groups will be emphasized. 
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to the MSW program, MSW 6010  (or advanced-standing status), MSW 6300 , and MSW 6910 .
  
  • MSW 6700 - Research II: Practice-Informed Research

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Research II: Practice-Informed Research - A study of advanced research methods and statistical procedures as they relate to and are guided by professional social work practice.  Students learn about empirical research designs and how to conduct program evaluations, including needs assessments, process evaluations and outcome evaluations.  Students also learn about strategies to communicate research outcomes effectively with clients, colleagues, and stakeholders to ensure the implementation sound and empirically supported prevention and intervention strategies and models of practice.  Ethics and sensitivity to research with various groups will be emphasized.
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to the MSW program, MSW 6010  (or advanced-standing status), MSW 6300 MSW 6910 , and MSW 6930 .
  
  • MSW 6760 - Foundation Field I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $0.00
    Description: The first 200 hours of the first-year supervised field practicum in an approved social service setting, with a focus on the application of social work knowledge, ethics, values, theory, skills, and practice evaluation and the development of competencies and behaviors necessary for effective clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups. The course includes regular meetings with an on-site field supervisor, the program’s field director, and other field students in a professional seminar. The seminar links professional social work practice with academic content.
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to the MSW program.
  
  • MSW 6761 - Foundation Field II

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $10.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee for MSW 6761 is used to support the preparation and ongoing training of field placement supervisors. Course fee funds are also be used to cover the tangible costs and materials associated with field contracts and the formal review and evaluation of student interns.
    Description: The second 200 hours of the first-year supervised field practicum in an approved social service setting, with a focus on the application of social work knowledge, ethics, values, theory, skills, and practice evaluation and the development of competencies and behaviors necessary for effective clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups. The course includes regular meetings with an on-site field supervisor, the program’s field director, and other field students in a professional seminar. The seminar links professional social work practice with academic content. 
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to the MSW program.
  
  • MSW 6850 - Graduate Social Work Study Abroad

    Credits: (1-4)
    Description: The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for graduate students in social work to experience study abroad or study away programs that are designed to explore issues relevant to graduate-level social work theory and practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations.
    Pre-requisite(s): Admission into the Master of Social Work (MSW) program or other graduate program with permission of the instructor.
  
  • MSW 6860 - Advanced Field I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $0.00
    Description: The first 250 hours of the second-year supervised field practicum in an approved social service setting, with a focus on the application of social work knowledge, ethics, values, theory, skills, and practice evaluation and the development of competencies and behaviors necessary for effective clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups. The course includes regular meetings with an on-site field supervisor, the program’s field director, and other field students in a professional seminar. The seminar links professional social work practice with academic content.
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to the MSW program, MSW 6760  (or advanced-standing status), and MSW 6761  (or advanced-standing status).
  
  • MSW 6861 - Advanced Field II

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $10.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee for MSW 6861 is used to support the preparation and ongoing training of field placement supervisors. Course fee funds are also be used to cover the tangible costs and materials associated with field contracts and the formal review and evaluation of student interns.
    Description: The second 250 hours of the second-year supervised field practicum in an approved social service setting, with a focus on the application of social work knowledge, ethics, values, theory, skills, and practice evaluation and the development of competencies and behaviors necessary for effective clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups. The course includes regular meetings with an on-site field supervisor, the program’s field director, and other field students in a professional seminar. The seminar links professional social work practice with academic content.  
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to the MSW program, MSW 6760  (or advanced-standing status), and MSW 6761  (or advanced-standing status).
  
  • MSW 6900 - Clinical Practice I: Traditional Theories and Model

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: An overview of common traditional theories and models of social work practice at micro, mezzo, and macro levels.  The course combines lecture and hands on application experiences. 
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to the MSW program.
  
  • MSW 6910 - Clinical Practice II: Vulnerable and At-Risk Populations

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Clinical Practice II - A study of clinical social work practice theories and models with vulnerable and at-risk populations at micro, mezzo, and macro levels, with an emphasis on work with Latino clients, families, and communities.  Content also covers harm reduction, advocacy, social action, and social justice practice.  The course combines lecture and hands on application experiences.  
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to the MSW program and MSW 6900 , OR formal admittance to the MSW program with advanced standing.
    Co-Requisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with MSW 6300 .
  
  • MSW 6930 - Clinical Practice III: Evidence-Based Practice

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: An advanced course of study of evidence-based clinical social work practice theories and models for work with individuals (e.g., EMDR, DBT, CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, Cue Exposure-Response Prevention, ACT, PCIT, Motivational Interviewing).  The course combines lecture and hands on application experiences. 
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to the MSW program, MSW 6900  (or advanced-standing status), and MSW 6910 .
  
  • MSW 6940 - Clinical Practice IV: Group Work

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: An advanced course of study of evidence-based clinical social work practice theories and models for work with groups and families. The course combines lecture and hands on application experiences.  
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to the MSW program, MSW 6900  (or advanced-standing status), MSW 6910 , and MSW 6930 .
  
  • MTAX 6210 - Business Law and Legal Liability

    Credits: (3)
    Description: A study of important business law topics accounting and taxation professionals should be familiar with including contracts, business organizations, securities, discrimination, banking, and property will be discussed.  Legal liability of accounting and taxation professionals will also be addressed.
  
  • MTAX 6400 - Tax Research & Procedure

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk or 2nd Blk
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Techniques in effective tax research, planning and communication. Also includes a discussion of tax policy.
  
  • MTAX 6405 - Accounting for Income Taxes

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Cash and accrual methods of accounting, inventories, accounting for book/tax disparities, income statement tax provision, original issue discount, depreciation methods, amortization, long-term contracts, changes in methods of accounting, accounting periods, capitalization vs. expense, and other topics critical to bridging financial accounting and tax accounting.
  
  • MTAX 6410 - International Taxation

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Principles of U.S. taxation applicable to inbound and outbound international transactions. Also covers issues related to international tax treaties.
  
  • MTAX 6430 - Advanced Individual Taxation

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk or 2nd Blk
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $0.00
    Description: In-depth coverage of advanced individual tax issues such as alternative minimum tax, loss limitations, real estate transactions, stock options, employment taxes, tax credits, charitable contributions, interest classification, related-party transactions, and timing of income/loss recognition.
  
  • MTAX 6435 - State & Local Taxation/Federal Tax Practice

    Credits: (3)
    Description: State income taxation, nexus, multijurisdictional operations, constitutional limitations, sales tax, excise tax, property tax; federal tax procedure, handling IRS audits, appeals, petitions to U.S. Tax Court, and other issues related to tax practice.
    Note: This course is not currently offered.
  
  • MTAX 6437 - State & Local Tax/Exempt Orgs

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description:

    State income taxation, nexus multijurisdictional operations, constitutional limitations, sales tax, excise tax, property tax; types of exempt organizations, application for exempt status, public charities, private foundations, unrelated business income tax, and compliance issues.

  
  • MTAX 6445 - Gifts, Estates, Trusts and Exempt Organizations

    Credits: (3)
    Description: Principles of estate & gift taxation, exclusions, deductions, valuation issues, the unified credit, wills and intestate succession, income in respect of a decedent, income taxation of estates and trusts, income and estate/gift issues affecting donations to charity, nonprofit corporations, public charities, private foundations, excise taxes, unrelated business income, and compliance issues for tax-exempt entities.
    Note: This course is not currently being offered.
  
  • MTAX 6450 - Real Estate Taxation

    Credits: (3)
    Description: In-depth study and analysis of the taxation of real estate transactions. Covers topics such as like-kind exchanges, personal residences, real estate development, passive loss rules, involuntary conversions, casualty losses, and real estate investment trusts.
    Note: Course not currently being offered.
  
  • MTAX 6455 - Gifts, Estates, Trusts & Real Estate Taxation

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Principles of gift and estate taxation.  Includes a discussion of wills and the income taxation of estates and trusts. Also covers taxation of real estate transactions including like-kind exchanges, involuntary conversions, leases, personal residences, real estate development, and cost segregation.
  
  • MTAX 6460 - Advanced Corporate Taxation

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk or 2nd Blk
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Income taxation of corporations and shareholders. Includes in-depth analysis of tax issues related to corporate formations, operations, distributions and liquidations. Also covers the taxation of S corporations.
  
  • MTAX 6470 - Advanced Partnership Taxation

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk or 2nd Blk
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Income taxation of partnerships and partners. Includes in-depth analysis of tax issues related to partnership formations, operations, distributions and liquidations. Also covers issues related to limited liability companies.
  
  • MTAX 6480 - Retirement Planning & Employee Benefits

    Credits: (3)
    Description: Consideration of tax, insurance, investment and estate planning principles from a retirement perspective. Includes discussion of sources of retirement income and anticipated retirement expenses.
    Note: Course not currently being offered.
  
  • MTAX 6485 - Retirement Plans & Exempt Organizations

    Credits: (3)
    Description: Discussion of IRAs, Roth IRAs, defined contribution plans such as 401(k)s.  Qualification of retirement plans as tax-favored under the Internal Revenue Code.  Discussion of retirement plans available to small business.  In-depth discussion of nonprofit organizations, charities, qualifying for tax-exempt status, private foundations, unrelated business income, and tax compliance for exempt entities.
    Note: This course is not currently offered.
  
  • MTAX 6487 - Retirement Plans

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description:

    Discussion of qualified retirement plans including defined contribution and defined benefit plans.  Also includes discussion of IRA’s, Roth IRA’s, and other retirement-related, tax favored investments provided for in the Internal Revenue Code.

  
  • MTAX 6490 - Mergers, Acquisitions and Consolidations

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk or 2nd Blk
    Description: In-depth coverage of advanced corporate tax topics such as tax-free corporate reorganizations, taxable stock acquisitions, taxable asset acquisitions, affiliated groups, consolidated returns, and corporate tax shelters.
    Pre-requisite(s): (Recommended) MTAX 6460 .
  
  • MTAX 6495 - Graduate Tax Internship

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught: Various
    Description: A significant professional-level field experience in the area of accounting or taxation. The student will be counseled and supervised as he/she applies and integrates the knowledge and skills obtained through MAcc/MTax courses.  Credit/No Credit.
    Pre-requisite(s): Admission to the MAcc or MTax program; approval by department chair and program director.
    Can be repeated once up to three credit hours.
  
  • MTAX 6700 - CPA Examination Review: FAR

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description:  

    This is a directed self-study course designed to help students prepare for the Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) section of the CPA examination. This is a review course and assumes that the student has already taken a number of financial accounting courses. A faculty member will monitor the student’s progress and a grade will be determined by the student’s performance on weekly quizzes and a final examination.
    Pre-requisite(s): The student must be admitted to the Master of Accounting (MAcc)  or Master of Taxation (MTax)  program.

  
  • MTAX 6750 - Study Abroad

    Credits: (3)
    Variable Title
    Description: This course integrates international travel and site visits with the study of accounting and international business practices. Through readings, assignments, discussions, and visits to important business and cultural sites, the course builds understanding and competence as it relates to the history of accounting, the global accounting profession, and the business and cultural environment in the host countries.
    Pre-requisite(s): The student must be admitted to the Master of Accounting (MAcc)  or Master of Taxation (MTax)  program.
  
  • MTAX 6801 - Individual Study

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Individual work, or work in small groups, by arrangement, on special topics, not included in the announced course offerings. 
    Pre-requisite(s): Approval of the Master of Taxation Program Director and instructor.
  
  • MTAX 6802 - Individual Study

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Individual work, or work in small groups, by arrangement, on special topics, not included in the announced course offerings.
    Pre-requisite(s): Approval of the Master of Taxation Program Director and instructor.
  
  • MTAX 6803 - Individual Study

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Individual work, or work in small groups, by arrangement, on special topics, not included in the announced course offerings.
    Pre-requisite(s): Approval of the Master of Taxation Program Director and instructor.
  
  • MTHE 2120 - Geometry from a Teaching Perspective

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Students will explore topics in Euclidean geometry, beginning with concepts in secondary geometry standards and extending beyond these topics.  These ideas will be interwoven with strategies for teaching geometry at the secondary level.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1210 .
  
  • MTHE 3010 - Methods and Technology for Teaching Secondary Mathematics

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Basic topics in secondary mathematics are taught to prospective teachers using a variety of methods of presentation and up-to-date technology, including the use of graphing calculators and computers.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1220  and at least 6 credit hours of MATH courses numbered 3000 or above.
  
  • MTHE 3020 - Methods and Technology for Teaching Advanced Secondary Mathematics

    Credits: (3)
    Description: Aspects of teaching advanced mathematics in a high school setting, including methods of presentation, exploration, assessment and classroom management. An emphasis is placed on the use of computers, graphing calculators, and other technology.
    Pre-requisite(s): MTHE 3010 .
    Note: This course is offered as needed.
  
  • MTHE 3060 - Probability and Statistics from a Teaching Perspective

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Students will explore topics in probability and statistics, beginning with concepts in middle and high school standards and extending to the college level. These ideas will be interwoven with strategies for teaching probability and statistics at the appropriate levels.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1210  or MATH 2010 .
  
  • MTHE 3070 - Geometry for Grade K-8 Teachers

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Basic Geometry with an emphasis on the topics and methods pertinent to prospective elementary school teachers.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 2020 .
  
  • MTHE 3080 - Number Theory for Elementary Teachers

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Survey of elementary number theory concepts with applications to topics of interest plus teaching suggestions.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 2015 .
  
  • MTHE 4010 - Capstone Mathematics for High School Teachers II

    Credits: (3)
    Description: Prospective high school teachers revisit mathematics topics from the secondary school curriculum and examine them from an advanced perspective. The major emphasis is on topics from geometry.
    Pre-requisite(s): MTHE 4110 .
    Note: This course is offered as needed.
  
  • MTHE 4040 - Mathematical Problem Solving for Grade K-8 Teachers

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Mathematical problem solving, discussion of process, writing solutions, and writing extensions.
    Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: MATH 2015 .
  
  • MTHE 4100 - Intuitive Calculus for Elementary Teachers

    Credits: (3)
    Description: An active, hands-on, discovery approach to understanding the three main components of calculus (limits, integration, differentiation), and how they relate to the improved teaching of elementary school mathematics.  This course is no longer offered.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 2010  and MATH 2020 .
  
  • MTHE 4110 - Algebra from a Teaching Perspective

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Students will explore topics in algebra, beginning with concepts in middle and high school standards and extending to college level algebra.  These ideas will be interwoven with strategies for teaching algebraic ideas at the middle and high school level.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 3110 .
  
  • MTHE 4700 - Senior Project in Elementary Mathematics Teaching

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Projects in preparing, teaching and revising sequential mathematics lessons for elementary students.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 2010  and MATH 2020 .
  
  • MTHE 5010G - Methods and Technology for Teaching Secondary Mathematics

    Credits: (3)
    Description: Topics in secondary mathematics are taught to in-service teachers using a variety of methods and technology to make them better prepared for teaching secondary mathematics. Expository presentations about a current mathematics education research area are expected.
    Note: This course is offered as needed.
  
  • MTHE 5210G - Calculus with Analytic Geometry

    Credits: (4)
    Description: Analytic geometry, differentiation, integration, and applications.
    Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1050  and MATH 1060  or MATH 1080  or placement test.
    Note: This course is offered as needed.
  
  • MTHE 5220G - Calculus with Analytic Geometry

    Credits: (4)
    Description: Transcendental functions, techniques of integration, conic sections, polar coordinates, infinite series, introduction to partial derivatives.
    Pre-requisite(s): MTHE 5210G .
    Note: This course is offered as needed.
  
  • MTHE 5230G - Mathematics Computer Laboratory

    Credits: (1)
    Description: Computer solution of mathematics problems.
    Pre-requisite(s): Approval of instructor.
    Suggested Requisite(s): May be taken concurrently with any lower division mathematics course.
 

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