Feb 02, 2023  
2017-2018 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Dance

  
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    DANC 170 - Spanda Yoga and Movement Fundamentals


    This course is designed to introduce dance students to Spanda yoga as a lifelong holistic health practice and fitness training to complement dance training.   Drawing from the Hatha yoga and Ashtanga traditions, students will learn: asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), sanskirt terminology (vocabulary), vinyasa (flowing sequences), and spiritual traditions (meditation) of yoga. Readings, journal reflections, research and written assignments will be required.

    Credits: 3







  
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    DANC 181 - Ballet Theory and Technique II


    This course provides an intensive experience in classical ballet. The primary emphasis is on developing proficiency in classical ballet technique and performance. Learning experiences include technique class, choreography and performance.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    DANC 130 - Ballet Theory and Technique I  



    Credits: 1







  
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    DANC 184 - Dance Performance Practicum


    This course bridges the gap between class activity and artistic production. Students choreograph a major group dance for inclusion in an on-campus performance.  Readings, dance viewing, discussion, and writings are also part of the course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    DANC 215 - Choreography I  

    and

    DANC 216 - Choreography II  



    Credits: 1 - 2







  
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    DANC 185 - Dance Performance Practicum


    This course bridges the gap between class activity and artistic performance. Students are involved either with one of the on-campus performing dance groups or with an approved off-campus experience.  Readings, dance viewing, discussion, and writings are also part of the course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Some dance experience.



    Credits: .5







  
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    DANC 201 - Teaching Dance


    This course explores materials and methods for teaching dance in various contexts with diverse populations. Emphasis is placed on development of individual teaching skill and creativity, exploration of the foundations of dance, and design and implementation of an effective dance curriculum. Learning experiences include learning and teaching dance; movement exploration and problem-solving; analysis of motor development, creativity, and teaching methods; acquaintance with materials for teaching dance; and curriculum design.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    DANC 110 - Laban Movement Analysis  

    Dance majors 

    Dance minors.



    Credits: 3







  
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    DANC 210 - Short Term Study Abroad in Italy


    This course is designed to introduce students to the historical development of dance as a theater art through an international and cultural perspective.  Studies of Italian folk and court dance forms, ballet, Renaissance art, architecture, music, and history will be explored through reading, writing, discussion, research, field trips, dance class, and choreography studies.

    Credits: 3







  
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    DANC 215 - Choreography I


    This course explores creative processes and strategies for dance-making. Emphasis is placed on developing individual creativity, exploring the elements of choreography, and making and critiquing dances. Learning experiences include improvisation, creation of solo and group dance studies, analyzing the choreographic process, critiquing dances, and consideration of production aspects.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Dance experience

    DANC 110 - Laban Movement Analysis  



    Credits: 3







  
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    DANC 216 - Choreography II


    This course explores the craft of choreography in making small and large group dances. Emphasis is placed on developing individual creative process, exploring movement invention, form, content, and dance production. Learning experiences include improvising, problem solving, critiquing, journal writing, research, music listening, attending arts events, casting, rehearsing, and coaching. Dance studies created in this course may be further developed for public performance.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    DANC 110 - Laban Movement Analysis  

    DANC 215 - Choreography I  



    Credits: 3







  
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    DANC 260 - Dance and Somatic Movement Therapy


    This course introduces students to the professions of dance/movement therapy and somatic movement therapy. It covers the history and development of the fields, provides experiences in various approaches, and explores applications in various settings.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    DANC 110 - Laban Movement Analysis  

    and

    some dance experience.



    Credits: 3







  
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    DANC 284 - Dance Repertory Company


    This course provides an intensive year-long learning experience and dance repertory performance. Is designed to cultivate artistic development of dance majors and minors three preprofessional, cohesive, dance ensemble. The repertory dance Company performs commissioned and reconstructed works in multiple settings; college, concerts, special events, and also tours off-campus to local and regional venues. Participants work closely with the artistic director and professional guest artist to create, learn, rehearsed, prepare and sustain the repertory works. This course fulfills a dance major and dance minor selective requirements and is repeatable up eight semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    DANC 110 - Laban Movement Analysis 

    and

    DANC 185 - Dance Performance Practicum 



    Credits: 1







  
  
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    DANC 386 - Field Experience - Dance


    Supervised field experience.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    This course is repeatable for a maximum of up to 10 credits.



    Credits: 1-10








Drama

  
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    DRAM 101 - Introduction to the Theater


    This is an introduction to the appreciation and study of theater, including play reading and playwriting, acting, directing, designing for the stage, theater history and the theater of different cultures.  Learning experiences include small group presentations, video viewing, workshops and demonstrations in theater practice, discussions and writings about plays and the theater, and attendance at a live theatrical event.

    Credits: 3







  
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    DRAM 110 - Introduction to Acting


    This course develops effective presence on stage and in life through classroom exercises in movement, voice work, collaboration, imagination, character creation, and scene work from plays.  Learning experiences include small group and individual presentations, play reading and writing about plays, and attendance at a live theatrical event.

    Credits: 3







  
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    DRAM 130 - Stage Production


    This course involves the practice of scenic and lighting design for theater, including hands-on participation in the production of a play.  Learning experiences include play reading and introductory work in design concepts and methods, with most of the class hours organized around actual set construction and lighting work, as well as with the backstage running of a live theater production.

    Credits: 3







  
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    DRAM 150 - Making Theater in Communities


    Creative drama is a non-competitive group experience based on theatre games, exercises, and improvisational techniques that enable the teacher and students to explore together their five senses, imaginative powers, self-concept, interpersonal relationships, and view of the world. Students learn theatrical techniques and methods of guiding and nurturing groups in classroom or rehearsal settings as teachers or directors. Classes include group work in storytelling and readings in theory and practice of creative dramatics.

    Credits: 3







  
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    DRAM 215 - Directing Workshop


    This is a combined theoretical and practical course in the art of directing for the 
    theatre.  Emphasis is placed on developing individual creative expression and 
    interpretation of dramatic literature, exposure to the evolution of the role of the
    director, and exploration and practice in the preparation and rehearsal of scenes and 
    productions.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Previous experience in the theatre and/or permission of the instructor.



    Credits: 3







  
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    DRAM 220 - Scene Study


    This course offers in-depth experience in the analysis and performance styles of scenes from the Shakespearean theater, the realistic theater, and the avant-garde theater. Progress is monitored via the instructor and peer evaluations, short papers, a log, and a final live production.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    DRAM 110 - Introduction to Acting  

    or

    equivalent.



    Credits: 3







  
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    DRAM 284 - Theater Performance Practicum


    Students gain accelerated development of their training as actors and intensive opportunity to demonstrate individual and collaborative skills through performance participation in major and supporting roles in the theater program’s public productions. Students enroll in this course after the required participation, submitting written materials to identify, assess and confirm their learning. May be taken more than once, to a maximum of 10 credits toward graduation.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permission of the instructor and participation in SC Theater production in major or supporting role.



    Credits: 1-10








Economics

  
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    ECON 200 - Principles of Macroeconomics


    This is an introductory course designed to familiarize the student with basic macroeconomic analysis as it affects individual decision-making units-firms, consumers, etc. Among the topics covered are the concepts of macroeconomic theory, national income, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and economic growth.

    Credits: 3







  
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    ECON 205 - Principles of Microeconomics


    This is an introductory course designed to familiarize students with basic microeconomic analysis as it affects individual decision-making units-firms, consumers, etc. Among the topics covered are the market system, the pricing mechanism, industry market structures, and the distribution of income via the factors of production.

    Credits: 3







  
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    ECON 301 - Managerial Economics


    This course will enable the student to examine the company’s profitability by applying economic analysis to a wide variety of business problems. It focuses on the application of economic tools to real situations. This course will enhance the students understanding of how markets operate and develop student capability in making economic predictions. Specific real-world applications and case studies will be used to support class analysis.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ECON 200 - Principles of Macroeconomics  

    and

    ECON 205 - Principles of Microeconomics  



    Credits: 3







  
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    ECON 302 - Economics of Decision Making II


    This course examines the application of economic principles within the realm of managerial decision-making. Special attention is paid to the market for economic resources, practical pricing decisions, regulatory influences on business activity, and the organizational structure of the firm. Emphasis is on current issues, including special considerations posed in choosing policy alternatives and responding to contemporary economic problems.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ECON 301 - Managerial Economics  



    Credits: 3







  
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    ECON 310 - Money and Banking


    This course discusses the nature and function of money, credit, and monetary standards, and the role of the banking system in the economy. Topics include commercial banking, financial intermediaries, monetary theory and policy, the role of the Federal Reserve in stabilization policy, and international monetary economics.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ECON 200 - Principles of Macroeconomics  

    and

    ECON 205 - Principles of Microeconomics  



    Credits: 3







  
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    ECON 315 - Business and Government


    This course examines the way in which businesses interact with government and society. The course explores how businesses must develop political/nonmarket strategies to work effectively with governmental bodies and society (and societal institutions). In addition, business, government, and society interaction in international markets studied. Case studies are commonly used in the course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ECON 200 - Principles of Macroeconomics  

    and

    ECON 205 - Principles of Microeconomics  



    Credits: 3







  
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    ECON 320 - Economics of Healthcare


    The economics of the healthcare industry are reviewed with reference to the provision, distribution, supply, demand, and consumption of healthcare services. This course focuses on the relevance of economic analytic techniques and their application to processes of health resource allocation.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ECON 200 - Principles of Macroeconomics 

    and

    ECON 205 - Principles of Microeconomics 



    Credits: 3







  
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    ECON 350 - Economics of Sports


    This course provides an overview of sport league economic models in order to consider public policy questions concerning sports. Selected topics from the extensive literature on the economics of sports are used e.g., franchise values, pay-for-performance, urban financing of stadiums, antitrust laws, and the profit motive in sport leagues.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ECON 200 - Principles of Macroeconomics  

    and

    ECON 205 - Principles of Microeconomics  



    Credits: 3







  
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    ECON 365 - International Economics


    International Economics is concerned with the effects upon economic activity of international differences in resources, consumer choices, and the institutions that affect them.  It seeks to explain the patterns and consequences between the inhabitants of different countries, including trade, investment and migration issues.  This course incorporates both international trade and international finance.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ECON 200 - Principles of Macroeconomics  



    Credits: 3








Education

  
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    EDUC 100 - Introduction to Education


    Students become acquainted with the field of education, the teaching profession, the diversity of learners in US schools, historical and philosophical foundations of education, the study and practice of teaching, and career options for educators. Special emphasis is placed on the development of a preliminary philosophy of education and an electronic portfolio.

    Credits: 2







  
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    EDUC 101 - Schools, Society, and Diverse Learners


    In this introductory course, students will explore the field of U.S. education from the diversity of learners, including exceptional and English-language learners, to the historical and philosophical foundations of education, in the study and practice of teaching. Students will be introduced to culturally responsive pedagogy, classroom management techniques, the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Students will practice writing measurable learning objectives as part of lesson planning, and discussed professional practice of the teaching profession.

    Credits: 3







  
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    EDUC 162 - Exceptional Children


    This introductory course offered for teachers of students with special needs in inclusion settings.  The characteristics and problems of children with disabilities and the differences in their learning styles and behaviors in the classroom are examined. The course provides a general overview of federal and state requirements in regard to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504.  For education majors only, observational fieldwork in a variety of special education settings is required: education majors should take EDUC 238 with EDUC 162.

    Credits: 3







  
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    EDUC 210 - Children’s Literature


    This course familiarizes students with a variety of classical and contemporary prose and poetry and its ability to enrich children’s lives by meeting their needs for beauty, fantasy, knowledge, and emotional support. Students draw on the power of story for making connections between learning and discovery. Writing activities for extending literature across the curriculum are included in each class session.

    Credits: 3







  
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    EDUC 225 - Development of Mathematical Concepts in Young Children


    This course furthers the students’ understanding of mathematical concepts, with emphasis on the development of these concepts as they apply to young children. Current cognitive learning theory and instructional strategies for curriculum planning, implementation, and assessment in the early childhood classroom are examined, analyzed, and practiced. Developmentally appropriate curriculum and teaching methods/materials are emphasized. This course includes a 45 hour pre-practicum. The overall goal is for students to develop a theoretical framework that will inform their instructional decisions. The pre- practicum field experience allows students to integrate theory and practice in an Early Childhood placement.

    Credits: 3







  
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    EDUC 232 - Teaching Elementary Mathematics through the MA Curriculum Frameworks


    Through this course students learn to develop objectives, methods, and materials for the teaching of standards-based mathematics in grades one to six.  The course integrates constructivist theory, cooperative learning and thematic teaching.  Students design and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences and authentic assessment tools utilizing differentiated instruction methodology to address the needs and abilities of a variety of learners.  Topics of study support the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, MA state teacher test, and the NCTM standards and goals.  This course includes a 45 hour pre-practicum.

    Credits: 3







  
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    EDUC 234 - Curriculum, Methods, and Organization for Secondary Teachers


    In this course, students learn lesson plan development, methods of instruction, and curriculum organization for middle school and high school teaching. Questioning techniques, alternative teaching-learning strategies, classroom innovation, the use of technology and audiovisual media, and the organization of time and teaching material are included. Individualization of teaching is stressed.

    Credits: 3







  
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    EDUC 237 - Foundations of Multicultural Education


    This course introduces students to Multicultural Education theory and practice with a special emphasis on content integration, cross-cultural competencies, and the structural (political, economic, social) and psychological dimensions of oppression.  The course will enable prospective teachers to see the interconnectedness of multiple forms of oppression (race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, culture and language) and their impact on access to an equitable quality public education in the United States.

    Credits: 3







  
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    EDUC 238 - Pre-Practicum in Special Education (PreK-8)


    This pre-practicum is designed to initiate second or third year students into the teaching field through college supervised fieldwork in special education settings.  Students spend forty-five hours in a classroom under the guidance of an experienced classroom teacher.  During the pre-practicum, students observe and record children’s behavior including children with disabilities, assist individuals, conduct small group lessons and prepare at least two model lessons.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Taken concurrently with EDUC 162 - Exceptional Children  



    Credits: 1







  
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    EDUC 250 - Childhood and Adolescent Development in Educational Settings


    This course develops a fundamental understanding of the cognitive, affective, and physical growth of children and adolescents and the implications of these for curriculum planning. It includes a field experience in which students work closely with children and adolescents in neighborhood schools. Students will mentor these children and adolescents in specific areas of need, apply theories learned in class, and reflect upon the application of theory on practice.

    Credits: 3







  
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    EDUC 271 - Learning, Teaching, and Technology


    This course integrates technology with meaningful learning and teaching. The goal of this course is to demonstrate how technology helps to fulfill the new vision for learning and teaching described by state and national frameworks. The emphasis is on designing and implementing projects through technology that offer students the opportunity to construct new knowledge, develop collaboration skills, apply knowledge to new situations, and integrate subjects across the curriculum.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CISC 105 - Introduction to Computer Concepts  

    or

    equivalent.



    Credits: 3







  
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    EDUC 318 - Tutorial Pre-Practicum


    This course gives secondary students their first field work experience. They visit schools, observe teaching, teach classes, and arrange for tutorial work in their content area with pupils who require special help. Students develop and utilize teaching objectives, procedures, and tests to evaluate the achievement of objectives. Students meet regularly with College faculty to discuss their progress toward accomplishing their objectives.

    Credits: 3







  
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    EDUC 327 - Methods of Teaching Reading and Language Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms


    Reading, writing, listening and speaking are integrated through a balanced approach to teaching reading and language arts. Through coursework and classroom teaching, students analyze reading theory, research and practice. Topics include first and second language acquisition, emergent literacy, phonemic awareness, phonics, organizing literacy instruction, assessment and evaluation.  Course requirements include 60 hours of supervised prepracticum experience.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    A passing score on at least one subtest of the MTEL Communication and Literacy test.



    Credits: 4.5







  
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    EDUC 328 - Sheltered English Immersion


    Today’s classrooms include ever-changing student populations with diverse languages and cultures in which the fund of knowledge to draw from in our teaching. This course is designed to address the national and state requirements that all teachers emphasize academic language and provide means for sheltering content in classrooms. Emphasis will be on the principles, theories and processes of second language acquisition, culturally responsive practice, and research-based strategies of instruction. English-language acquisition, the value of technology, and the use of assessments will be dressed throughout the course.

    Credits: 3







  
  
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    EDUC 330 - PrePracticum in Literacy Instruction for PreK-8


    Students spend a minimum of 60 clock hours in inclusive and/or substantially separate pre-K-8 classrooms that service learners who are linguistically diverse and/or have identified learning differences. During the prepracticum, students observe and record learners behaviors, assist individuals, conduct small group and all class lessons under the guidance of the supervising teacher.

    Credits: 1.5







  
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    EDUC 342 - Curriculum and Assessment in Special Education


    This course introduces participants to the process of informal and formal assessment of students with disabilities. Purpose is for assessment and assessment selection decision-making processes are discussed. Students examine how to use assessment data to develop appropriate programming for students with disabilities, as well as how to develop goals and objectives that have the greatest impact for the student. Theories, concepts and methods of assessing academic and nonacademic domains are discussed. Assistive technology assessment, collaboration with related service providers, and services provided by other agencies are examined.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    EDUC 162 - Exceptional Children  



    Credits: 3







  
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    EDUC 361 - Field Experience in a Non-School Setting


    This is a voluntary educational experience in a non-school setting. Typically, students work in such sites as hospitals, museums, nature preserves, child care centers, and summer camps.

    Credits: 3







  
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    EDUC 362 - Instructional Strategies to Support Exceptional Learners


    This course introduces the evidence-based interventions and strategies that best support exceptional learners and accessing and making progress in the general education curriculum. This course addresses the design or modification of curriculum, instructional materials, and classroom environments for students with moderate disabilities. Emphasis is placed on differentiated instruction and developmentally appropriate strategies to support students with moderate disabilities in an inclusive environment. Includes field-based assignments.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    EDUC 162 - Exceptional Children  

    and

    EDUC 342 - Curriculum and Assessment in Special Education  



    Credits: 3







  
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    EDUC 364 - Pre-Practicum-Teaching and Special Issues in Secondary Education


    This pre-practicum provides experience in high school teaching while concurrently dealing with a range of common problems occurring in secondary schools. Issues such as students’ and teachers’ rights, racism, sexism, equality, and special needs of individuals are considered. The course emphasizes integration of theory with practice.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Student must be an official candidate for teacher licensure and have passed the MTEL Communication and Literacy test.



    Credits: 3







  
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    EDUC 455 - Early Childhood Curriculum and Care


    The participants examine the research for making thoughtful and informed decisions about early childhood education and care. Topics of study include the importance of play; developing appropriate social/emotional, cognitive/language, and physical environments; working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and primary-aged children; and the importance of working with families of young children. Participants evaluate the impact of parenting roles and responsibilities on strengthening the well-being of individuals and families.  (Meets initial licensing requirements for early childhood and health).              

    Credits: 3







  
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    EDUC 457 - Organization and Administration of Preschool Programs


    This course examines administration of day care and early childhood education programs, including program design, inclusionary programs for children with and without special needs, licensing requirements, funding and budgeting, personnel roles, management, and the day-to-day administration of a center. This course fulfills part of the requirements for Office for Children certification as a Director I day care administrator.

    Credits: 3







  
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    EDUC 461 - Moderate Disabilities (Pre K-8) Practicum and Seminar


    This culminating experience gives teacher candidates the opportunity to plan, organize, and teach students with mild to moderate disabilities (grades PreK-8) under the direct supervision of a qualified supervising practitioner and program supervisor.  The experience includes between 150-450 clock hours, depending on the number of registered credits. A minimum of 300 clock hours is required for those seeking licensure as a Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) teacher.  A seminar taught by Springfield College faculty is included.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    All standards for practicum placement must be met including passing all required MTEL’s.



    Credits: 4-12







  
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    EDUC 464 - Middle School Practicum and Seminar


    This culminating experience gives teacher candidates the opportunity to plan, organize, and teach middle school students under the direct supervision of a qualified supervising practitioner and program supervisor.  The experience includes between 150-450 clock hours, depending on the number of registered credits. A minimum of 300 clock hours is required for those seeking licensure as a teacher at the middle school level.  A seminar taught by Springfield College faculty is included.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    All standards for practicum placement must be met including passing all required MTEL’s.



    Credits: 4-12







  
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    EDUC 465 - High School Practicum and Seminar


    This culminating experience gives teacher candidates the opportunity to plan, organize, and teach high school students under the direct supervision of a qualified supervising practitioner and program supervisor.  The experience includes between 150-450 clock hours, depending on the number of registered credits. A minimum of 300 clock hours is required for those seeking licensure as a teacher at the high school level.  A seminar taught by Springfield College faculty is included.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Student must have passed MTEL exams and courses designated by their program.



    Credits: 4-12







  
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    EDUC 466 - Early Childhood (PreK-K) Practicum and Seminar


    This culminating experience gives teacher candidates the opportunity to plan, organize, and teach students at the Early Childhood, grades PreK-K level under the direct supervision of a qualified supervising practitioner and program supervisor.   Teacher candidates complete a minimum of 100 clock hours at the preschool level.  (Either EDUC 466 or 467 must be in a setting that includes children with special needs.) A seminar taught by Springfield College faculty is included.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    All standards for practicum placement must be met including passing all required MTELs.



    Credits: 6







  
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    EDUC 467 - Early Childhood (Gr.1-2) Practicum and Seminar


    This culminating experience gives teacher candidates the opportunity to plan, organize, and teach students at the Early Childhood, grades 1-2 level under the direct supervision of a qualified supervising practitioner and program supervisor.  The candidate is under the guidance of a qualified supervising practitioner and program supervisor.  Teacher candidates complete a minimum of 200 clock hours at the grade 1-2 level.  (Either EDUC 466 or 467 must be in a setting that includes children with special needs.) A seminar taught by Springfield College faculty is included.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    All standards for practicum placement must be met including passing all required MTEL’s.



    Credits: 6







  
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    EDUC 468 - Elementary (1-6) Practicum and Seminar


    This culminating experience gives teacher candidates the opportunity to plan, organize, and teach students at the elementary level (grades 1-6) under the direct supervision of a qualified supervising practitioner and program supervisor.  The experience includes between 150-450 clock hours, depending on the number of registered credits.  A minimum of 300 clock hours is required for those seeking licensure as an Elementary (1-6) teacher. A seminar taught by Springfield College faculty is included.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    All standards for practicum placement must be met including passing all required MTEL’s.



    Credits: 4-12







  
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    EDUC 469 - Practicum and Seminar


    This culminating experience gives teacher candidates the opportunity to plan, organize, and teach students under the direct supervision of a qualified supervising practitioner and program supervisor.  The experience includes between 150-450 clock hours, depending on the number of registered credits. A seminar taught by Springfield College faculty is included.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    All standards for practicum placement must be met including passing all required MTEL’s.



    Credits: 4-12








Emergency Medical Services Management

  
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    EMSM 114 - CPR, Health Care Provider


    The CPR course prepares the student to mitigate those situations resulting in foreign-body airway obstruction and sudden cardiac arrest in adults, infants, and children. The training includes manual, mechanical, and electronic techniques. Successful completion results in certification from the American Heart Association.

    Credits: 0.5







  
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    EMSM 115 - Emergency Medical Technician-Part I


    EMT Part I is the first semester of a two semester course to prepare the student for EMT Part II and ultimately for state and national EMT certification.  The course includes an introduction to Emergency Medical Services, patient assessment, patient airway management, and treatment of medical emergencies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    EMSM 114 - CPR, Health Care Provider  

    or

    AHA BLS Healthcare Provider certification.



    Credits: 4







  
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    EMSM 116 - Emergency Medical Technician - Part II


    EMT Part II is the second semester of a two semester courses to prepare the student for state and national EMT certification. The course includes trauma management, OB/GYN management, pediatrics, and EMS ambulance operations and a clinical and field experience.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    EMSM 115 - Emergency Medical Technician-Part I  



    Credits: 4







  
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    EMSM 135 - EMS Career Planning


    Lectures and discussions provide an overview of EMS systems, areas of specialization, legislative processes, and regulatory processes and problem solving. Students are required to study the issues in EMS and respond to them employing critical thinking.

    Credits: 3







  
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    EMSM 150 - EMT-Intermediate


    This course includes detailed patient assessment, advanced treatment of shock, pre-hospital intravenous therapy, endotracheal intubation and other advanced airway control measures.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    EMSM 115 - Emergency Medical Technician-Part I  

    or

    permission of the medical director.



    Credits: 4







  
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    EMSM 160 - EMT-Intermediate Clinical Affiliation


    This is a clinical practicum consisting of one half-semester of performing invasive procedures in local hospitals under the direct supervision of physicians, nurses, and technicians. Areas of affiliation include the emergency department, intravenous therapy team, respiratory therapy department, and the operating room. Students are required to document the successful completion of the following skills endotracheal intubations, intravenous insertions, and patient assessments. Documentation of clinical case studies is also required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CORI 

    3.0 average in EMSM 150 - EMT-Intermediate  

    or

    permission of the medical director.



    Credits: 1.5







  
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    EMSM 186 - Intermediate Field Internship


    This course consists of one half-semester of pre-hospital care internship performing invasive procedures under the supervision of certified preceptors.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    EMSM 160 - EMT-Intermediate Clinical Affiliation  



    Credits: 1.5







  
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    EMSM 200 - EMT-Paramedic I


    This course begins the paramedic program and includes instruction in the roles and responsibilities of the paramedic, legal aspects of EMS, stress management, rescue and hazardous materials training, medical terminology, patient assessment, advanced airway management, pathophysiology and treatment of shock, burn trauma therapy, and pre-hospital pharmacology.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    EMSM 115 - Emergency Medical Technician-Part I  

    and

    permission of the instructor.



    Credits: 4







  
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    EMSM 201 - Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support


    This course provides a philosophic overview to prehospital trauma care, stressing the need to identify and consider the multisystem trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. The course also provides the prehospital provider with a specific body of knowledge related to the assessment and care of the trauma patient. Successful completion of the course results in certification at the provider level.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    EMSM 200 - EMT-Paramedic I  



    Credits: 1







  
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    EMSM 211 - Basic Cardiac Life Support Instructor


    The BCLS instructor course provides the student with the core training in skills and methodology to teach cardiac life support under the auspices of the American Heart Association. The course includes discussion of the methodologies of teaching in various cultural settings, and a teaching practicum with an experienced AHA-BCLS Instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    EMSM 114 - CPR, Health Care Provider  



    Credits: 2







  
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    EMSM 225 - EMT-Paramedic II


    This course completes the didactic portion of the paramedic program. It includes recognition and treatment of endocrine emergencies, central nervous system disorders, the acute abdomen, anaphylaxis, alcoholism, environmental and behavioral emergencies, pediatric emergencies, and an all-program review.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    EMSM 200 - EMT-Paramedic I  



    Credits: 4







  
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    EMSM 249 - EMT-Paramedic III


    This course completes the didactic portion of the paramedic program. It includes recognition and treatment of endocrine emergencies, central nervous system disorders, the acute abdomen, anaphylaxis, alcoholism, environmental and behavioral emergencies, pediatric emergencies, and an all-program review.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    EMSM 225 - EMT-Paramedic II  



    Credits: 4







  
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    EMSM 251 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support


    This course prepares the student to mitigate those medical situations resulting in foreign body airway obstruction and sudden cardiac arrest in adults, infants, and children using manual, mechanical, pharmaceutical, and electronic therapies. Successful completion results in certification from the American Heart Association.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Completion of EMSM 200 - EMT-Paramedic I  is strongly recommended.



    Credits: 1







  
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    EMSM 260 - Emergency Medical Technician Professional Enhancement


    This course is designed to provide a practice testing system for students who have completed a national standard curriculum EMT course and who wish to complete the National Registry of EMT’s cognitive certifying examination.

    Credits: 2







  
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    EMSM 301 - Pediatric Advanced Life Support


    This course prepares the student to recognize and treat foreign body airway obstruction and sudden cardiac arrest in infants and children using manual, mechanical, and electronic therapies. Successful completion results in certification from the American Heart Association.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    EMSM 249 - EMT-Paramedic III  



    Credits: 1







  
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    EMSM 302 - Pediatric Educ/Pre-Hosp Professional


    The Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals is designed to give prehospital professionals the education, skills, and confidence they need to treat pediatric patients effectively at the highest prehospital level.

    Credits: 1







  
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    EMSM 325 - System Status Management


    This course uses the United States Department of Transportation’s emergency dispatcher standard curriculum to provide the knowledge, skills, and tools to deal with the general public when rendering emergency assistance by telephone. The course also provides students with the mechanisms to direct appropriate resources to the scene of an illness or injury.

    Credits: 2







  
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    EMSM 335 - Plan and Design of Emergency Vehicles and Facilities


    This course acquaints students with the process of planning and design of emergency medical services facilities and vehicles. A study of the managerial roles in this process is emphasized, as well as design technologies, safety, and maintenance. Select facilities and EMS vehicles are studied in detail.

    Credits: 2







  
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    EMSM 340 - EMS Continuing Education and EMT-Basic Refresher


    This course provides the basic refresher and continuing education requirements for recertification as an EMT-Basic.

    Credits: 2







  
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    EMSM 350 - EMT-Paramedic Clinical Affiliation


    In this course, students are required to document successful performance of invasive skills under the supervision and direction of licensed hospital personnel. Areas of affiliation include the emergency department, the intravenous therapy team, the operating room, labor and delivery, ICU/CCU, the psychiatric unit, and pediatrics.

    Credits: 4







  
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    EMSM 354 - Paramedical Clinical Concepts


    This course is designed to provide the student with a functional understanding of the continuum of care from the patient’s arrival through urgent or emergency care and admission to or discharge from the hospital.  Areas of study include the Emergency Department, Intensive and Cardiac Care Units, Pediatrics and Labor and Delivery.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    EMSM 200 - EMT-Paramedic I  

    EMSM 225 - EMT-Paramedic II  

    EMSM 249 - EMT-Paramedic III    



    Credits: 3







  
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    EMSM 374 - Fundamentals of Search and Rescue


    FUNSAR is designed to prepare the student to participate in search and rescue as a member of a search team. The course covers topics such as visual human-tracking, survival, wilderness first aid, land navigation, search tactics, tactical aspects of the Incident Management System, and lost person behavior. Successful completion of the course results in certification from the National Association for Search and Rescue.

    Credits: 2







  
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    EMSM 375 - Search and Rescue Management


    This course provides skills and materials that include decision-making practice in determining missing person detectability and survivability, and statistical and topographic analysis of lost person behavior. Successful completion results in certification from the National Association for Search and Rescue.

    Credits: 3







  
  
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    EMSM 386 - EMT-Paramedic Field Internship


    Students are assigned to licensed advanced life support ambulance services and work under the direction of qualified paramedic preceptors. Procedures include field endotracheal intubation, intravenous therapy, intravenous drug administration, and advanced cardiac life support care.

    Credits: 4







  
  
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    EMSM 420 - EMS Management Senior Project


    This guided individual study is to be completed in the final semester of the senior year. Topics must be pertinent to one or more areas of emergency medical services and are selected with the counsel of the course instructor.

    Credits: 3







  
  
  
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    EMSM 486 - EMS Management Internship


    In this course, students complete supervised experience divided into two or more of the following EMS concentrations: operations management, systems implementation, regulation, legislation, and product research and development.

    Credits: 3








English

  
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    ENGL 100 - Writing Studio


    Writing studios are small support groups that provide supplemental instruction and assistance to students who need extra help meeting the requirements of ENGL 113 and ENGL 114. Through self-assessment and writing samples, identified students enroll for one credit along with regular enrollment in ENGL 113 and ENGL 114. Grades are determined by attendance, participation, and completion of assigned work. This course can be repeated once, for a total of 2 credits.

    Credits: 1







  
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    ENGL 113 - College Writing I


    This course provides instruction in the skills of written communication, including sentence structure, paragraph building, and the organization and development of expository essays. Students are introduced to strategies for critical reading, basic research methods, and documentation of sources. Computer-based writing is integral to the course.

    Credits: 3







  
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    ENGL 114 - College Writing II


    This course continues the work of College Writing I, but focuses on more complex expository and argumentative writing, critical textual analysis, and more sophisticated research strategies. Computer-based writing is integral to the course.

    Credits: 3







  
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    ENGL 160 - Introduction to Literary Studies


    This course is an introduction to the study of literature.  Students learn the essential tools of close reading and critical analysis of literature in its major genres: poetry, fiction, and drama.  Students also become familiar with a variety of interpretive theories and methods in the study of literature, and apply several of these methods in their own literary analysis.

    Credits: 3







  
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    ENGL 209 - World Literature


    This course is a study and analysis of some of the greatest pieces of literature of the Western cultural heritage. Beginning with the literature of the Greeks (the epics, plays), it includes the literary genres of Italy, England, Germany, France, and America. At least eight to ten pieces of literature (including genres in addition to those above) are required reading.

    Credits: 3







  
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    ENGL 215 - Readings in Literature


    This course includes readings which evaluate a variety of classical and contemporary pieces organized around a major theme, issue, genre, or event. The literature may be selected from any one or more writers or periods of the Eastern or Western worlds.

    Credits: 3







  
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    ENGL 216 - The Athlete in Literature


    This course undertakes an analysis of selected prose and poetry depicting the athlete as an individual and team member. Positive values and major issues of the sport experience are explored. Such writers as Virgil, Twain, Hemingway, Lardner, Schulberg, and others are studied for their themes and literary merit.

    Credits: 3







  
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    ENGL 217 - Sports, Gambling and the Media


    This course explores gambling as a cultural phenomenon in the United States, focusing particularly on the role of mass media in three major sports gambling scandals: the 1919 Black Sox, boxer Primo Carnera, and point-shaving in college basketball.

    Credits: 3







  
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    ENGL 220 - Grammar and Usage


    This course examines rules of grammar and usage in writing. Recent trends in usage are given special consideration.

    Credits: 3







  
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    ENGL 225 - American Drama


    This course is a study of selected playwrights representing the development of American drama from the late nineteenth century through the present. Attention will be paid to various forms of theatrical representation, including realism, melodrama, expressionism, and the avant-garde.

    Credits: 3







  
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    ENGL 226 - Creative Writing


    This course introduces students to creative writing and includes fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Students learn how to tap their lives for writing material and how to use that material in various writing forms.

    Credits: 3







  
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    ENGL 230 - Post-Colonial Literature


    Persons who have cultural ties to countries formerly ruled by colonial powers write post-colonial literature. This poetry, drama, and prose often describes how such persons are affected by both the legacy of colonialism, the systematic occupation and domination of one country by another, and decolonization, the process by which colonies become self-governing or independent. In addition, this literature often explores strategies former colonies have used to survive in a world dominated by global capitalism. This course examines post-colonial literature written in four regions of the world: Latin America and the Caribbean, Australia and Oceania, Asia, and Africa and the Middle East.

    Credits: 3







  
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    ENGL 231 - Tutoring in English


    This course gives student peer tutors some pointers on how to communicate grammar, syntax, and spelling rules to students for whom writing is difficult. The course also offers suggestions for helping students develop and organize content, follow directions for writing assignments, and deal with specific writing tasks, including the research paper.

    Prerequisites & Notes

    Permission of the Writing Center Director.





    Credits: 1







 

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