Karen Anne Summerfield Special Assignment Class

Board Policy (BP 5145.7)

Sexual Harassment

Students

The Governing Board is committed to maintaining a safe school environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. The Board prohibits sexual harassment of students at school or at school-sponsored or school-related activities.   The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against any person who files a complaint, testifies, or otherwise participates in district complaint processes.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities) (cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)
(cf. 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11  - Sexual Harassment) (cf. 5131 - Conduct)
(cf. 5131.2 - Bullying)
(cf. 5137 - Positive School Climate)
(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)
(cf. 6142.1 - Sexual Health and HIVIAIDS Prevention Instruction) Instruction/Information
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all district students receive age-appropriate instruction and information on sexual harassment. Such instruction and information shall include:

What acts and behavior constitute sexual harassment, including the fact that sexual harassment could occur between people of the same sex and could involve sexual violence

A clear message that students do not have to endure sexual harassment

Encouragement to report observed instances of sexual harassment, even where the victim of the harassment has not complained

Information about the district's procedure for investigating complaints and the person(s) to whom a report of sexual harassment should be made

Information about the rights of students and parents/guardians to file a criminal complaint, as applicable

Complaint Process

Any student who feels that he/she is being or has been sexually harassed on school grounds or at a school-sponsored or school-related activity (e.g., by a visiting athlete or coach) shall immediately contact his/her teacher or any other employee.         An employee who receives such a complaint shall report it in accordance with administrative regulation.

(cf. 1312.1 - Complaints Concerning District Employees) (cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that any complaints regarding sexual harassment are immediately investigated in accordance with administrative regulation. When the Superintendent or designee has determined that harassment has occurred, he/she shall take prompt, appropriate action to end the harassment and to address its effects on the victim.

Disciplinary Actions

Any student who engages in sexual harassment or sexual violence at school or at a
school-sponsored or school-related activity is in violation of this policy and shall be subject to disciplinary action.   For students in grades 4-12, disciplinary action may include suspension and/or expulsion, provided that, in imposing such discipline, the entire circumstances of the incident(s) shall be taken into account.

(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)
(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities)) Confidentiality  and Record-Keeping
All complaints and allegations of sexual harassment shall be kept confidential except as necessary to carry out the investigation or take other subsequent necessary action.         (5 CCR 4964)

(cf. 4119.23/4219.23/4319.23  - Unauthorized Release of Confidential/Privileged  Information)
(cf. 5125 - Student Records)

The Superintendent or designee shall maintain a record of all reported cases of sexual harassment to enable the district to monitor, address, and prevent repetitive harassing behavior in the schools.


Legal Reference: EDUCATION CODE
200-262.4   Prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex 48900    Grounds for suspension or expulsion
48900.2  Additional grounds for suspension or expulsion; sexual harassment

48904   Liability of parent/guardian for willful student misconduct 48980   Notice at beginning of term
CIVIL CODE
51.9   Liability for sexual harassment; business, service and professional relationships
1714.l   Liability of parents/ guardians for willful misconduct of minor GOVERNMENT CODE
12950.1   Sexual harassment training CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5 4600-4687   Uniform complaint procedures
4900-4965  Nondiscrimination  in elementary and secondary education programs UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
1681-1688  Title IX, discrimination UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
1983   Civil action for deprivation of rights
2000d-2000d-7  Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964
2000e-2000e-17  Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS,  TITLE 34
106.1-106.71 Nondiscrimination  on the basis of sex in education programs COURT DECISIONS
Donovan v. Poway Unified School District, (2008) 167 Cal.App.4th 567 Flores v. Morgan Hill Unified School District, (2003, 9th Cir.) 324 F.3d 1130 Reese v. Jefferson School District, (2001, 9th Cir.) 208 F.3d 736
Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education, (1999) 526 U.S. 629 Gebser v. Lago Vista Independent School District, (1998) 524 U.S. 274 Oona by Kate S. v. McCaffrey, (1998, 9th Cir.) 143 F.3d 473
Doe v. Petaluma City School District, (1995, 9th Cir.) 54 F.3d 1447

Management Resources:
CSBA PUBLICATIONS
Safe Schools:    Strategies for Governing Boards to Ensure Student Success, 2011
Providing a Safe, Nondiscriminatory  School Environment for All Students, Policy Brief, April 2010
OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS PUBLICATIONS
Dear Colleague Letter:   Sexual Violence, April 4, 2011
Sexual Harassment: It's Not Academic, September 2008
Revised Sexual Harassment Guidance, January 2001 WEB SITES
CSBA:    http://www.csba.org
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr

CSBA (11101   3/09)   3112
CVUSD (3/09) 6/12

CVUSD Administrative Regulation (AR 5145.7)

Sexual Harassment

Students
Prohibited sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, unwanted requests for sexual favors, or other unwanted verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made against another person of the same or opposite sex in the educational setting, when made on the basis of sex and under any of the following conditions:           
(Education Code 212.5; 5 CCR 4916)

1. Submission to the conduct is explicitly or implicitly made a term or condition of a student's academic status or progress

2. Submission to or rejection of the conduct by a student is used as the basis for academic decisions affecting the student.

3. The conduct has the purpose or effect of having a negative impact on the student's academic performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment.

4. Submission to or rejection of the conduct by the student is used as the basis for any decision affecting the student regarding benefits and services, honors, programs, or activities available at or through any district program or activity.

(cf. 5131 - Conduct) (cf. 5131.2 - Bullying)
(cf. 5137 - Positive School Climate)
(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)
(cf. 6142.1 - Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Instruction)

Examples of types of conduct which are prohibited in the district and which may constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:

1. Unwelcome leering, sexual flirtations, or propositions

2. Unwelcome sexual slurs, epithets, threats, verbal abuse, derogatory comments, or sexually degrading description

3. Graphic verbal comments about an individual's body or overly personal conversation

4. Sexual jokes, derogatory posters, notes, stories, cartoons, drawings, pictures, obscene gestures, or computer-generated images of a sexual nature

5. Spreading sexual rumors

6. Teasing or sexual remarks about students enrolled in a predominantly single-sex class

7. Massaging, grabbing, fondling, stroking, or brushing the body

8. Touching an individual's body or clothes in a sexual way

9. Impeding or blocking movements or any physical interference with school activities when directed at an individual on the basis of sex

10. Displaying sexually suggestive objects

11. Sexual assault, sexual battery, or sexual coercion

School-Level Complaint Process/Grievance Procedure

Complaints of sexual harassment, or any behavior prohibited by the district's Nondiscrimination/Harassment  policy - BP 5145.3, shall be handled in accordance with the following procedure:

1. Notice and Receipt of Complaint:   Any student who believes he/she has been subjected to sexual harassment or who has witnessed sexual harassment may file a complaint with any school employee. Within 24 hours of receiving a complaint, the school employee shall report it to the district Coordinator for Nondiscrimination(Assistant  Superintendent, Instruction) and/or Principal. In addition, any school employee who observes any incident of sexual harassment involving a student shall, within 24 hours, report this observation to the Coordinator/Principal, whether or not the victim files a complaint.

In any case of sexual harassment involving the Coordinator/Principal to whom the complaint would ordinarily be made, the employee who receives the student's report or who observes the incident shall instead report to the Superintendent or designee.

2. Initiation of Investigation: The Coordinator/Principal  shall initiate an impartial investigation of an allegation of sexual harassment within five school days of receiving notice of the harassing behavior, regardless of whether a formal complaint has been filed.   The district shall be considered to have "notice" of the need for an investigation upon receipt of information from a student who believes he/she has been subjected to harassment, the student's parent/guardian,  an employee who received a complaint from a student, or any employee or student who witnessed the behavior.

If the Coordinator/Principal receives an anonymous complaint or media report about alleged sexual harassment, he/she shall determine whether it is reasonable to pursue an investigation considering the specificity and reliability of the information, the seriousness of the alleged incident, and whether any individuals can be identified who were subjected to the alleged harassment.

3. Initial Interview with Student:   When a student or parent/guardian has complained or provided information about sexual harassment, the Coordinator/Principal shall describe the district's grievance procedure and discuss what actions are being sought by the student in response to the complaint.   The student who is complaining shall have an opportunity to describe the incident, identify witnesses who may have relevant information, provide other evidence of the harassment, and put his/her complaint in writing. If the student requests confidentiality, he/she shall be informed that such a request may limit the district's ability to investigate.

4. Investigation Process: The Coordinator/Principal shall keep the complaint and allegation confidential, except as necessary to carry out the investigation or take other subsequent necessary action.       (5 CCR 4964)

The Coordinator/Principal  shall interview individuals who are relevant to the investigation, including, but not limited to, the student who is complaining, the person accused of harassment, anyone who witnessed the reported harassment, and anyone mentioned as having relevant information. The Coordinator/Principal may take other steps such as reviewing any records, notes, or statements related to the harassment or visiting the location where the harassment is alleged to have taken place.

When necessary to carry out his/her investigation or to protect student safety, the Coordinator/Principal  also may discuss the complaint with the Superintendent or designee, the parent/guardian of the student who complained, the parent/guardian of the alleged harasser if the alleged harasser is a student, a teacher or staff member whose knowledge of the students involved may help in determining who is telling the truth, law enforcement and/or child protective services, and district legal counsel or the district's risk manager.

(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting)

5. Interim Measures:   The Coordinator/Principal  shall determine whether interim measures are necessary during and pending the results of the investigation, such as placing students in separate classes or transferring a student to a class taught by a different teacher.

6. Optional  Mediation:  In cases of student-on-student harassment, when the student who complained and the alleged harasser so agree, the Coordinator/Principal may arrange for them to resolve the complaint informally with the help of a counselor, teacher, administrator, or trained mediator. The student who complained shall never be asked to work out the problem directly with the accused person unless such help is provided and both parties agree, and he/she shall be advised of the right to end the informal process at any time.

(cf. 5138 - Conflict Resolution)

7 Factors in Reaching a Determination: In reaching a decision about the complaint, the Coordinator/Principal may take into account:

a. Statements made by the persons identified above

b. The details and consistency of each person's account

c. Evidence of how the complaining student reacted to the incident

d. Evidence of any past instances of harassment by the alleged harasser

e. Evidence of any past harassment complaints that were found to be untrue

To judge the severity of the harassment, the Coordinator/Principal may take into consideration:

a. How the misconduct affected one or more students' education

b. The type, frequency, and duration of the misconduct

c. The identity, age, and sex of the harasser and the student who complained, and the relationship between them

d. The number of persons engaged in the harassing conduct and at whom the harassment was directed

e. The size of the school, location of the incidents, and context in which they occurred

f. Other incidents at the school involving different students

8. Written Report on Findings and Follow-Up:   No more than 30 days after receiving the complaint, the Coordinator/Principal  shall conclude the investigation and prepare a written a report of his/her findings.   This timeline may be extended for good cause.   If an extension is needed, the Coordinator/Principal  shall notify the student who complained and explain the reasons for the extension.

The report shall include the decision and the reasons for the decision and shall summarize the steps taken during the investigation. If it is determined that harassment occurred, the report shall also include any corrective actions that have or will be taken to address the harassment and prevent any retaliation or further harassment.                   This report shall be presented to the student who complained, the person accused, the parents/guardians of the student who complained and the student who was accused, and the Superintendent or designee.

In addition, the Coordinator/Principal shall ensure that the harassed student and his/her parent/guardian are informed of the procedures for reporting any subsequent problems. The Coordinator/Principal  shall make follow-up inquiries to see if there have been any new incidents or retaliation and shall keep a record of this information.

Enforcement of District Policy
The Superintendent or designee shall take appropriate actions to reinforce the district's sexual harassment policy.           As needed, these actions may include any of the following:

1 Removing vulgar or offending graffiti
(cf. 5131.5 - Vandalism and Graffiti)

2. Providing training to students, staff, and parents/guardians  about how to recognize harassment and how to respond
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development) (cf. 4231 - Staff Development) (cf. 4331 - Staff Development)

3. Disseminating and/or summarizing the district's policy and regulation regarding sexual harassment

4. Consistent with the laws regarding the confidentiality of student and personnel records, communicating the school's response to parents/guardians and the community
(cf. 4119.23/4219 .23/4319.23 - Unauthorized Release of Confidential/Privileged  Information) (cf. 5125 - Student Records

5. Taking appropriate disciplinary action

In addition, disciplinary measures may be taken against any person who is found to have made a complaint of sexual harassment which he/she knew was not true.

(cf. 4118 - Suspension/Disciplinary Action)
(cf. 4218 - Dismissal/Suspension/Disciplinary Action) (cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)
(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities)

Notifications

A copy of the district's sexual harassment policy and regulation shall:

1. Be included in the notifications that are sent to parents/guardians  at the beginning of each school year (Education Code 48980; 5 CCR 4917)
(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)

2. Be displayed in a prominent location in the main administrative building or other area where notices of district rules, regulations, procedures, and standards of conduct are posted, including school web sites   (Education Code 231.5)


3. Be provided as part of any orientation program conducted for new students at the beginning of each quarter, semester, or summer session (Education Code 231.5)

ACCY 201 : Introduction to Accounting Principles

More about this Course: Accountancy 201, the first half of Introduction to Accounting Principles, gives you the basic foundation for preparing, understanding, and using financial information. The course is designed to prepare you for more advanced study in the field of accounting as well as in related fields of business and economics. The course is also designed for students of the arts and sciences who desire a basic knowledge of financial record keeping, financial reports, and the basic elements of business.
Since the course begins at the elementary level, no prior knowledge of business or bookkeeping is required. The functions of recording, accumulating, and summarizing accounting data for a proprietorship are emphasized early in the course. Specialized topics including internal control, interest, depreciation, and payroll are covered. Emphasis throughout the course is placed on the principles governing the practice of accounting. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Dave Nichols
Number of Lessons: 12
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s): Financial and Managerial Accounting – by Warren, Reeve, and Duchac– 14th edition ©2018 with CengageNOWv2 access. You can purchase it by following any Cengage link within Blackboard (on the Lessons page, in any lesson, or in Additional Resources):
CengageNOWv2 for Financial & Managerial Accounting 12 Months
• ISBN-10: 1337270741
• ISBN-13: 9781337270748
You will need the CengageNOW homework system associated with the textbook—you should follow the links within Blackboard to register the code. Lesson 0 has helpful registration information and a link. NOTE: This is the same book used for ACCY 202.

ACCY 202 : Introduction to Accounting Principles II

More about this Course
This 13-lesson Independent Study course is on the topic of Accountancy. Accountancy 201, the first half of Introduction to Accounting Principles, gave you the basic foundation for preparing, understanding, and using financial information. Accountancy 202, the second half of Introduction to Accounting Principles, gives you a basic foundation for preparing, understanding, and using financial information. The course is designed to prepare you for more advanced study in the field of accounting as well as in related fields of business and economics. The course is also designed for students of the arts and sciences who desire a basic knowledge of financial record keeping, financial reports, and the basic elements of business.
Accountancy 201 is a prerequisite for Accountancy 202. Financial reporting for corporations and managerial accounting are emphasized in this course. Specialized topics covered include bonds, business planning, and budgeting. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Dave Nichols
Number of Lessons: 13
Exam Type: Three Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s): Financial and Managerial Accounting – Information for Decisions by Wild, Shaw, and Chiappetta – 6th edition
You can purchase it 3 ways:
Financial and Managerial Accounting with Connect – ISBN: 9781259621758
-or- Loose-Leaf for Financial and Managerial Accounting with Connect – ISBN: 9781259622885
-or- Connect 2 Semester Access Card for Financial and Managerial Accounting – ISBN: 9780077633059
You will need the Connect homework system associated with the textbook--you can follow the links within Blackboard to register the code. NOTE: This is the same book used for ACCY 201.

CJ 100: Introduction to Criminal Justice


More about this Course
This 14-lesson Independent Study course is an examination of the philosophical and historical background, agencies, and processes of the criminal justice system in the United States.
Methods of Presentation: Lectures, reading assignments, video clips, written student response questions, and journals.
[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Jeffery Johnson
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
CJ3. Larry K. Gaines and Roger LeRoy Miller, Wadsworth Cengage Learning
ISBN-9781285460482

CJ 115: Introduction to Homeland Security


More about this Course
This is a fifteen lesson independent study course on the topic of Homeland Security.

This course examines the issues pertaining to the role and mission of the Department of Homeland Security and related agencies, both domestically and internationally. Students will be introduced to various aspects of Homeland Security as outlined in the Office of Homeland Security's publication National Strategy for Homeland Security. Course assignments to include readings and submissions are reflected with each lesson. [See UM Catalog Description] This course offers (3) hours of academic credit.

Delivery Method: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Dr. David McElreath
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Introduction to Homeland Security. David McElreath, Chester Quarles, Carl Jensen, and Robert Nations. K&M Publishers, Inc. ISBN #: 978-0-9823658-2-0 2009 Tulsa, OK

CJ 120: Intro to Corrections


More about this Course
This fourteen lesson Independent Study course will study corrections, a wide variety of functions carried out by government agencies having to do with the punishment, treatment, supervision, and management of individuals who have been accused of or convicted of criminal offenses. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Dr. Linda Keena
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: 2 course exams and final exam

Required Textbook(s)
Siegel, L. & Bartollas, C. (2010). Corrections Today. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. ISBN: 978-0495602408

CJ 230: Principles of Investigation


More about this Course
This 16-lesson independent study course covers criminal investigation procedures, including theory of investigation, case preparation, specific techniques for selected offenses, questioning of suspects and witnesses, and problems in criminal investigations. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Jeffery Johnson
Number of Lessons: 16
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Criminal Investigation, 9th edition, Hess, K.M., Orthmann, C.H. (2010).
2010 Delmar, Cengage Learning
ISBN-10: 1-4354-6994-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-4354-6994-5

CJ 300: Ethics in Legal Studies


More about this Course
This is a twelve lesson online independent study course. The course will study values, ideals, and principles underlying the administration of criminal justice. Topics will include theories of justice and punishment, moral aspects of coercive control, and criminal justice as ideology. Prerequisite: CJ 100 [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Linda Keena
Number of Lessons: 12
Exam Type: Two Course Examinations and Final Examination

Required Textbook(s)
Pollock, J. (2018). Ethical dilemmas and decision in criminal justice. 10th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage.
ISBN-13: 978-1337558495
ISBN-10: 1337558494
The professor is okay with students using the 9th edition.

CJ 310: Law Enforcement Process and Policy


More about this Course
Law Enforcement Process and Policy is a field of study that will help prospective police administrators to determine the influences of the decision-making process. The course is primarily for law enforcement professionals, but supervisors and administrators in all professions will benefit. This course is designed to look at several different questions such as:

(1) Does law enforcement prevent crime?
(2) Does law enforcement preserve the peace?
(3) What do the police do?
(4) What do the sheriff and other agencies do?
(5) Is there a difference among agencies?
(6) Is there a difference in urban and rural policing and why?
(7) What can we in law enforcement expect in the future?
There are many questions to be answered, and answer them we must if we in law enforcement are to succeed in living up to what police means, "Power of The People." [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED ONLY
Professor: Dr. Jeff Johnson
Number of Lessons: 12
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam
Required Textbook(s) Police Administration, 8th Edition, Gary Cordner, Elsevier, ISBN 978-1-4557-3118-3

CJ 320: Correctional Treatment Strategies


Course Description:
This is a fourteen lesson independent study course on the topic of correctional treatment strategies. This course addresses the micro-level details of the counseling and treatment process, explaining how correctional counseling is done in the field and in institutions. Course assignments, quizzes, and readings are reflected with each lesson.

Professor: Dr. Linda Keene
Textbook Information
Hanser, R.D., & Mire, S.M. (2011)
Correctional Counseling
Boston, MA Prentice Hall
ISBN: 13-978-0-13-512925-8

It is the student's responsibility to order the course textbook. Online textbook retailers such as www.amazon.com, www.abebooks.com, or http://www.half.ebay.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

Use the ISBN number to make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

CJ 444: Law of Corrections


Course Description:
This is a fourteen lesson independent study course on the topic of Correctional Law. This course examines analyzes prisoner rights, state and federal prisoner litigation, and the constitutional basis of these areas. Course assignments, quizzes, and readings are reflected with each lesson.

This course offers (3) hours of Academic Credit.
[See UM Catalog Description]

Course Delivery: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Number of Lessons: 14
Number of Exams: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam
Instructor: Dr. Linda Keena

Required Textbook(s)
Cripe, C. A., & Pearlman, M. G. (2005). Legal aspects of corrections management (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Barlett.

EDDE 507 : Safety Education


More about this Course
Safety Education 507 reveals that accidents are a major cause of injury and death and are responsible for a tremendous financial loss each year. It further points out that safe living involves safety in all aspects of life: one's work, leisure, home, transportation, and the schools one attends. This study will include all these aspects of safety plus the psychology involved in safe behavior, the legal liability one faces when negligent and unsafe behavior causes injury or death to others, and the role of education in combating the accident problem. It will focus upon three primary objectives
1. To induce patterns of healthful behavior on the part of the student. It is hoped that from this study of safety, individuals will develop patterns of behavior which will insure the safety and welfare of themselves and their families.
2. To point out vital information as to the potential hazards to life and health as a result of accidents, carelessness, or lack of proper consideration of the dangers involved in everyday situations of living.
3. To provide an educational background in the priciples, procedures, and materials for teaching safety in the school, home and community. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Michael Dupper
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)

Special Notes
To receive graduate cradit for this course, you must enroll as a graduate student.

ES 396 : Allied Health Terminology


Professor: Ms. Martha Bass
Delivery Method: ONLINE
Number of Lessons: 21
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and a Final Exam

Course Description:
This 21-lesson course offers an introduction to medical terms through an examination of their composition, focusing on prefixes, suffixes, word roots and their combined forms by review of each body system and specialty area. Use of this specialized language in a professional health care environment and in scholarly and professional writing is also emphasized.
Prerequisites: BISC 102/103 or BISC 160/161 or BISC 206
[See UM Catalog Description]

Textbook Description:
Allan, D. & Lockyer, K. (2014) Medical Language for Modern Health Care (3th edition). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
NOTE: This course also requires Learnsmart/Connect. You should purchase your textbook via the McGraw Hill link in this Blackboard course.
Click on the McGraw-Hill Textbook link in the menu items at the top left of the page in Blackboard.
Below "My Connect Section", click Go to My Connect Section.
Follow the on-screen instructions to register.

HP 191 : Personal & Community Health


More about this Course
Personal and Community Health 191 is a comprehensive health course designed to provide current knowledge in the principles and practices of a healthful lifestyle and to foster an awareness of the benefits of such a lifestyle in all aspects of the individual's environment. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Michael Dupper
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Fahey, TD, Insel, PM and Roth, WT. (2009). Fit and Well; core concepts and labs in physical fitness and wellness. 8th Edition. Mountian View, CA; Mayfield Publishing Company. ISBN: 978-0073523729

Supplemental Textbook(s)
1. Alters, S. and Schiff, W. Essential Concepts For Healthy Living. Jones and Bartlett. 2nd Edition, 2001. ISBN: 978-0763713546
2. Edlin, et al. Essential for Heath and Wellness. Jones and Bartlett. Second Edition, 2000. ISBN: 978-0763709099
3. Werner, W. et al. Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness. Morton Publ. Sixth Edition 2000. ISBN: 978-0895825254

HP 203 : First Aid


Delivery Method: Blackboard and Paper-based
Professor: Dr. Michael Dupper
Number of Lessons: 20
Exam Type: 1 Midcourse Test and a Final Exam

Course Description:

The HP 203 course is designed to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives.

Textbook Description:
First Aid: Responding to Emergencies. Third Edition
ISBN 1-58480-101-8.

HP 312: Behavioral Aspects of Weight Management


Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Mr. Samuel Buckner
Number of Lessons: 11
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and a Final Exam

Course Description:

An examination of different behavioral aspects of weight loss and weight gain. Several methods will be discussed and insight will be provided into the healthy approach of weight loss and weight gain. The lesson folders on Blackboard include the PowerPoint for the current chapter, a quiz, and in some cases another assignment on the content.

[See UM Catalog Description]

Textbook Description:
Nutrition, Exercise, and Behavior – Liane M. Summerfield, Third Edition
ISBN-10: 1-305-25877-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-305-25877-8

RA 194 : Foundations of Leisure and Recreation


Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor:Dr. David Waddell
Number of Lessons: 16
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Course Description:
Foundations of Leisure and Recreation is a three-hour credit course which will provide a basic understanding of the evolution of leisure and the professional field of leisure/recreation delivery services. An overview of the sociological and historical ramifications of earlier societies, up to and including, contemporary life will provide a conceptual introduction and philosophical point of reference for the academic study of this profession.

Textbook Description:
Recreation and Leisure in Modern Society (2012)-Ninth Edition
McLean, D. and Hurd, A. Jones & Barlett Learning, Ontario, CA.
ISBN 978-0-7637-8159-0

RA 332 : Outdoor Recreation


More about this Course
Roles and responsibilities of local, state, and federal governments in providing appropriate locations, facilities, programs, and leadership.

[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. David Waddell
Number of Lessons: 18
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Outdoor Recreation: Enrichment for a Lifetime (4th edition). Cordes and Hudson, Sagamore
ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-777-8

SRA 200: Park and Recreation Program Leadership


More about this Course
Planning and leadership techniques for conducting organized park and recreation programs for all age groups.[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. David Waddell
Number of Lessons: 19
Exam Type: : 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Jordan, D. (2007). Leadership in Leisure Services: Making A Difference (3rd Ed.). State College, PA: Venture
John Maxwell (1993). Developing the Leader Within You. Thomas Nelson Publishers: Nashville.

SRA 371: Camp Leadership


More about this Course
Training for camp counseling: programming; camp craft skills; survey of the field of camping. Prerequisite: Majors and minors only, or with instructor’s approval. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. David Waddell
Number of Lessons: 16
Exam Type: Midcourse Exam and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s):
Armand Ball & Beverly Ball. Basic Camp Management: An Introduction to Camp Administration (7th ed.) Coaches Choice, 2008. Print ISBN 978-1606790144
Jack Drury & Eric Holmlund. Camper's Guide to Outdoor Pursuits: Finding Safe, Nature-Friendly and Comfortable Passage Through Wild Places. Sagamore Pub Llc; Edition Unstated edition (March 1997) Print ISBN 978-1571670748

ECON 303 : Money and Banking


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In this course, we shall study the influence of money and banking activities on the macro economy in great details. Monetary and fiscal policies and their effects on banking will also be studied extensively in this course. Recent events in the United States and global financial market such the global financial crisis of 2007-2009 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer protection Act of 2010 will be covered extensively in this course. New innovations in electronic payment system like the Bitcoin and the implication of cashless society on the global financial markets will be examined in this course. Finally, we shall learn about the policy options (for example, Quantitative Easing) available to the Federal Reserve when traditional monetary policy tools like Open Market Operations (OMO) are no longer effective (a problem known as liquidity trap) due to “Zero lower Bound on interest rates”.[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method:ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Dr. James Carden
Number of Lessons: 19
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
TBD

FIN 411: Finance Fundamentals for MBA Applicants


More about this Course
This course is an introduction to business finance, emphasizing the financing and investment decisions of the financial manager. The course is designed to meet the finance prerequisite requirement for the MBA program. In addition, it will provide a review of basic mathematics, statistics and Excel skills necessary in the MBA program.[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Lynn Phillips Kugele
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: Midcourse Exam and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
The required textbook is Fundamentals of Financial Management, Concise Edition, Brigham and Houston, 9th edition (Cengage Learning), ISBN-13: 978-1-305-63593-7 (2017). Available January 2016.
This is an e-book which can be purchased or rented for various time periods at this address

Financial calculator: You must have a financial calculator to get through this course. I strongly recommend the Texas Instruments BAII Plus financial calculator, available at Wal*Mart, Office Depot, or Amazon for about $30.

COUN 307 : Educational Psychology


More about this Course
This course is designed to provide an introductory overview of the psychological principles and research findings applied to the educational process. A total of 15 lessons comprise this three credit-hour undergraduate course.[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Philip Cooker
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: Course Exam 1, Course Exam 2, and Final Exam (Course Exam 2 and Final Exam may be taken together)

Required Textbook(s)
Woolfolk, A. E. (2016). Educational psychology (13th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
This course requires use of the eText version; a loose-leaf version can be obtained as an option.
0134013522 / 9780134013527 Educational Psychology, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package, 13/e

COUN 309 : Psychology of Adolescence


More about this Course
The word adolescence comes from the Latin verb, adolescere, which translates roughly to mean "growing into adulthood." The purpose of this course is to focus on the psychological aspects of this transitional period of development. Just as in the study of any developmental period, what we know is based on research. Textbooks are updated periodically to incorporate new knowledge that is being generated constantly. When you complete your independent study of adolescence, you will have a better understanding of the characteristics of this stage, the significant influences on adolescent development, and the theories and research that will enhance our ability to work with this group of individuals. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Philip Cooker
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Santrock, J.W. (2013). Adolescence (15th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN-10: 0078035481 ISBN-13: 978-0078035487

COUN 333: Psychology of Human Growth and Development


More about this Course
The purpose of this course is to explore the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of individuals across the lifespan. This class is designed to help you become active in the learning process through the use of learning modules, examinations, outside reading and written assignments.
The field of psychology is fascinating. The instructor’s responsibility is to present it to you in a meaningful and interesting manner. Your responsibility is to be active in the process. You need to think critically and be open to sharing your thoughts through journals and written assignments. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor:Mr. Eric Suddeath
Number of Lessons: 19
Exam Type: Two Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
HDEV, 4th Edition, Spencer A. Rathus
ISBN-10: 1305257588 | ISBN-13: 9781305257580 2016
Recommended Supplemental Text:
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.), American Psychological Association (2010). ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5

EDRD 300 : Foundations of Reading Instruction


More about this Course
The primary purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with basic concepts related to teaching reading in grades K-8. Emphasis will be directed to understanding how children learn to read and the concept of emergent literacy. The major approaches and techniques for reading and writing instruction that research and practice have proven successful will be presented with special attention to the importance of the reading-writing connection. Attention will be given to phonics instruction, context clues, syllabic analysis, and vocabulary development. The process of comprehending as well as strategies for the effective development of comprehension will be covered. Other topics related to reading instruction such as reading and writing in the content areas, experiencing literature, and diversity in the literacy classroom will also be included.
[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Nancy Douglas
Number of Lessons: 13
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Gunning, Thomas G. Creating Literacy Instruction for all Students. Eighth edition, 2013 Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.
ISBN 9780132900959

EDRD 317 : Diagnosis & Remediation of Reading Disabilities


Instructor: Dr. Nancy E. Douglas
Delivery Method: Blackboard and Paper-Based
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Course Description:
There is little disagreement among teachers, students, and parents about the importance of reading. Most school subjects require reading comprehension in textbooks and other printed materials. Success in adult life is often dependent upon individuals’ abilities to understand written . And, for many people at any age, reading is a source of recreation and entertainment.

These values underscore the importance of effective reading instruction. It has become a truism in education that “every teacher should be a teacher of reading.” Unfortunately, many teachers in elementary as well as secondary schools do not know how to determine which of their pupils are capable readers and which need additional individualized instruction.

This course will help the student become competent in the administration of informal classroom diagnostic instruments to assess children’s needs and in the use of that information to plan specific remedial activities.

Textbook Information:
Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties
Gunning, Thomas G. (2014), Fifth Edition
Boston, MA, Allyn and Bacon, A Pearson Education Company.
ISBN 10: 0133388174

EDRD 415 : Methods and Materials for Teaching Reading in Elementary Schools


Instructor: Dr. Nancy Douglas
Delivery Method: ONLINE
Number of Lessons: 13
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

[See UM Catalog Description]

Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to prepare the prospective teacher to meet the developmental reading needs of elementary learners. The teacher education student will become familiar with strategies for teaching word recognition, vocabulary development, and comprehension.
Attention will be given to integrating writing and recreational reading with an eclectic plan for teaching reading (using the language experience approach, the literature-based approach, individualized reading, the basal reader program, and technology). Information will also be provided on classroom management techniques for the reading teacher and on strategies for effective teaching.

Textbook Information:
Teaching Reading in Today's Elementary Schools, 11th Edition, Betty D. Roe; Sandra H. Smith; Paul C. Burns.
ISBN-10: 1-111-29812-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-111-29812-8

EDRD 429 : Reading in the Secondary School

Instructor: Dr. Jerilou Moore
Delivery Method: Blackboard and Paper-Based
Number of Lessons: 12
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Course Description: This course aims to help teachers make content literacy an ongoing part of their instructional routines. Attention is given to instructional practices and strategies that can support and motivate learners, including struggling readers and diverse learners and to help students think and learn with text-both print and digital. It features two major sections:

Part I on literacy and learning in today's classrooms examines contemporary issues that impact content literacy: the standards movement, the balance between content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge, struggling readers, and cultural and linguistic diversity, and more.
Part II about instructional practices and strategies looks at how teachers can create effective learning environments for literacy learning in content area classrooms.

Throughout the course, students will explore ideas such as strategic learning, collaborative and cooperative grouping practices, the role that prior knowledge plays in comprehension and learning, learning with literature and technology, talking about texts, writing to learn, and instructional scaffolding before, during, and after reading. The role of literacy coaches in supporting content literacy learning is also examined.

Textbook Description:
Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum. (11th ed.)
Vacca, R. T., Vacca, J. L., & Mraz, M. (2014).
Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon. ISBN: 0-13-306678-9

EDSP 308 : Introduction to Special Education


Professor: Dr. Diane Lowry
Delivery Method: Blackboard
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: 1 Midcourse Test and a Final Exam

Course Description:
This 15-lesson Independent Study course provides an introduction to: (1) the various diversities encountered in today’s school settings, (2) the current trends in service delivery for individuals with special needs, and (3) current legislation related to the responsibilities of public schools in serving children with special needs.

Textbook Description:
Special Education: Contemporary perspectives for school professionals: Third edition.
Friend, M. (2011), Boston: Pearson Education
ISBN 9780137033270

EDLS 301 : Children's Literature K-8

Instructor: Dr. Nancy Douglas
Delivery Method: Online
Number of Lessons: 1q
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Course Description:
The 11 chapter Independent Study course focuses on the study of the various genres of literature for children with emphasis upon criteria for selecting and interpreting quality material for children who are at different developmental levels and upon recognizing the dimensions of response to literature. Each lesson contains a brief summary of the lesson, and PowerPoint, along with a lesson quiz. There are also 6 various Literary Activities (before Lesson 1, Lesson 2, Lesson 5, Lesson 6, Lesson 8, and Lesson 11) to be completed with the lessons.

Textbook Information:
Ziefer, B. Z. & Tylson, C. A. Charlotte Huck's Children's Literature A Brief Guide, McGraw-Hill 2014
Print ISBN-13: 978-0078024429
ISBN-10: 0078024420
ISBN-13: 978-0078024429

CSCI 103 : Survey of Computing


More about this Course
An introduction to computers and computing, for students with no prior knowledge of computers. Not to be used to satisfy CSCI major requirements. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Ms. Cynthia Zickos
Number of Lessons: 9
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Evans, Alan and Kendall Martin and Mary Ann Poatsy.
Technology in Action, Complete Version, 10/E.
Prentice Hall: 2014.
ISBN: 9780133056228.

CSCI 191 : Office Applications


More about this Course
iStudy course for CSCI 191, a Microsoft (MS) Office 2016 applications course. You will learn the basic components of the four most popular Microsoft Office programs: Word (word processor), Excel (spreadsheet), PowerPoint (presentation), and Access (database). [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Ms. "Melody" Hui Xiong
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Two Course Examinations and a Final Project

Course Description:
The University of Mississippi’s iStudy course for CSCI 191 is a Microsoft (MS) Office 2013 applications course. You will learn the basic components of the four most popular Microsoft Office programs: Word (word processor), Excel (spreadsheet), PowerPoint (presentation), and Access (database).

Textbook:
New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2013,
First Course
ISBN-13: 978-1-285-16764-0

Access code:
SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects v1.0
Printed Access Card
ISBN-13: 978-1-285-42749-2

GEOL 105: Environmental Geology - Resources


More about this Course
This course introduces you to basic concepts and principles of physical and environmental geology, focusing on Earth's materials and processes. The course will provide you with information on natural resources such as minerals, water, soils, and petroleum, and on natural hazards such as earth quakes, volcanic eruptions and floods. Special attention will be given to understanding the relationships between natural resources and pollution, where you will learn how to address environmental issues scientifically. Also, you will have a better understanding of environmental management as it is related to geologic environment in areas such as waste management, environmental health, medical geology, global change, and environmental assessment. UM Course Catalog Link


Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Inoka Widanagamage
Number of Lessons: 12
Exam Type: Three Course Exams and Final Exam
Required Textbook(s):
Keller, Edward A., Introduction to Environmental Geology., Austin, TX: Holt McDougal, 2010., ISBN-10: 0321727517 or ISBN-13: 978-0321727510

IMC 204: Introduction to Integrated Marketing Communication


More about this Course
This on-line course introduces the basic disciplines of IMC: branding, public relations, advertising, direct marketing, sales promotion and other things. 3-credit hours, no prerequisites but course may be repeated only once. Whether you are (or become) an IMC major – or if you are just taking the course for an elective – I hope you find the content useful in understanding what integrated marketing communication is and how it is used.[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Mr. Bobby Steele Jr.
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Midcourse Exam and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Integrated Marketing Communication: Creative Strategy from Idea to Implementation, Robyn Blakeman, ISBN-13: 978-1442221222.

While the textbook is the guide, our lectures and discussions will veer in many other directions. There may also be other reading assignments.

AH 101: Introduction to Western Art


More about this Course
This course is designed to introduce students with no prior experience in the study of art to various styles of western art. Two-dimensional media, such as painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography will be explored. Three-dimensional media, such as sculpture and architecture, will also be studied. Finally, the history of art will be surveyed from prehistoric art through contemporary art.[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Louise Arizzoli
Number of Lessons:20
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts, Second Edition
Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann, and M. Kathryn Shields
Thames & Hudson Available in three options, all of which include InQuizative and ebook access: http://books.wwnorton.com/books/webad-detail-editions.aspx?id=4294989173
paperback ISBN: 978-0-500-29203-7
looseleaf ISBN: 978-0-500-84048-1
ebook ISBN: 978-0-500-84057-3

AH 201: History of Art I


More about this Course
This 15-lesson Independent Study course is a chronological and thematic survey of the art, architecture, and artifacts of world civilizations of the ancient through medieval eras. A variety of cultural issues, aesthetic styles, contextual perspectives, artists, and exemplary works of art will be examined and considered. Each lesson includes a reading assignment and corresponding questionnaire, to be followed by an eventual midterm exam and an eventual final exam. Additionally, every fifth lesson (Lessons 5, 10, and 15) requires a written essay, as well. This course offers (3) hours of academic credit. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor: Mr. Lance Herrington
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type:Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Gardner´s Art Through the Ages: A Global History, Volume I (13th edition), by Fred S. Kleiner Wadsworth Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-0495500315

BISC 102 : Inquiry Into Life - Human Biology


More about this Course
This is a survey course intended for non-biology majors and will cover a wide variety of topics that emphasize how the human body functions. The course will have an introduction to the process of science, genetics and inheritance in addition to an overview of the body systems.
In this course, you will be presented information that will allow you to comprehend and make informed decisions about your basic health and issues that may become apparent over time. The information will also allow you to evaluate and discuss topics associated with health and nutrition and to understand the scientific processes that are the foundation of scientific and medical advances.
The class applies to the science requirement of the core curriculum at The University of Mississippi. The associated laboratory is BISC 103 and cannot be taken online.

[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Carol Cleveland
Number of Lessons: 13
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Hoefnagels, Marielle. 2016. Biology: The Essentials (second edition)
Access Code 9781259667688 (includes etext and McGraw-Hill Connect access)

You can buy this directly from the publisher through the link in this course. A free trial access is available through the link in this course as well….it will get you started in the class until you purchase the access (2 weeks).

BISC 104 : Inquiry into Life - the Environment


More about this Course
This is a survey course intended for non-biology majors, emphasizing the relationships of humans to the environment, including origins and diversification of life, behavior, ecology, role of plants, and environmental concerns. Applies to the science requirement of the core curriculum. The associated laboratory is BISC 105 and cannot be taken online.
You should learn information necessary to evaluate news and journals of development of evolutionary thought and the ramifications of human impact on the biosphere and environment.
[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method:ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Carol Cleveland
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Midcourse and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s) Hoefnagels, Marielle. 2016. Biology: The Essentials (second edition)
Access Code 9781259667688 (includes etext and McGraw-Hill Connect access)
You can buy this directly from the publisher through the link in this course. A free trial access is available through the link in this course as well….it will get you started in the class until you purchase the access (2 weeks).

CHEM 101 : Chemical Concepts


More about this Course
This 15-lesson Independent Study course is designed for students who do not specialize in chemistry but who require a strong grasp of chemical principles. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Kerri Scott
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
KSteve Russo and Mike Silver, 2015, 5th edition, publisher: Pearson
ISBN-10: 0321972198
ISBN-13: 9780321972194

CHEM 103 : Survey of Chemistry I


More about this Course
This course is an introduction to General Chemistry. It is designed primarily for the nonscience student who needs to fulfill the science requirements of his/her degree program. It is also for the person who, realizing that chemistry is intimately related to his/her everyday life and health, desires to gain a general knowledge of this science. This course may not be counted toward a major or minor in chemistry by University of Mississippi students. This course will not attempt to teach a rigorous course in chemical principles. Formulas, equations and structures will be used only when required to illustrate the topics being discussed. The mathematics used will be limited to addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Chemistry 103 will comprise all fourteen chapters of the text book. The student will note that, in general, each chapter will consist of the instructor's summary, reading the chapter of the text book, and completing the written assignment that must be completed and returned to the instructor through the Chapter quizzes for each week. The student, however, is encouraged to work as many problems as he/she can at the end of each chapter. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Kerri Scott
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Kimberly Waldron, The Chemistry of Everything, 2007, Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0-13-008522-7 or 978-013-2284516

CHEM 201 : Environmental Chemistry I


More about this Course
This course represents the first half of a two-part study of Environmental Chemistry. It is designed primarily for the nonscience student who needs to fulfill the science requirements of his or her degree program and for the intellectually curious citizen who, realizing that chemistry is intimately related to his/her everyday life and health, desires to gain a general knowledge of the science, especially as it pertains to the environment. No attempt will be made to teach a rigorous course in chemical principles. Formulas, equations, and structures will be used only as required to illustrate adequately the topics being discussed. Environmental Chemistry has no prerequisite and may not be counted toward a major or a minor in chemistry by University of Mississippi students. Chemistry 201 is comprised of 20 lessons. The student will note that, in general, each lesson consists of the instructor's notes, a reading assignment from the textbook, and a writing assignment that must be completed. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Kerri Scott
Number of Lessons: 20
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Hill, John W., Terry W McCreary and Doris K. Kolb. Chemistery for Changing Times. 12th Edition, 2010. Prentice-Hall, Inc., ISBN 0-13-605449-8.

CHEM 202 : Environmental Chemistry II


More about this Course
Chemistry 202 is the second half of a two-part study of Environmental Chemistry. This course is designed primarily for the nonscience major who needs to fulfill the science requirements of his/her degree program and for the intellectually curious person who wishes to gain a general knowledge of chemistry, the most relevant of all the sciences. Chemistry 202 has no prerequisite; however, throughout the course many references are made to Chemistry 201. Environmental Chemistry may not be counted toward a major or minor in Chemistry by University of Mississippi students. The course is made up of 20 lessons. The student is expected to complete each lesson in the proper order before proceeding to the next lesson. Most lessons consist of the instructor´s notes, a reading assignment from the textbook, and a writing assignment that must be completed and submitted to the instructor for grading through the Department of Independent Study. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: PAPER-BASED & ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Kerri Scott
Number of Lessons: 20
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Hill, John W., Terry W McCreary and Doris K. Kolb. Chemistery for Changing Times. 12th Edition, 2010. Prentice-Hall, Inc., ISBN 0-13-605449-8.

Title and Course number


More about this Course
This 15-lesson Independent Study course is designed for students who do not specialize in biochemistry but who require a strong grasp of biochemical principles. The goal is to enrich the coverage of chemistry while highlighting the biological context.[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Kerri Scott
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: 2 Course Exams and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Biochemistry, The Molecular Basis of Life, 5th ed., Trudy McKee and James R. McKee, 2013, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780199316700

CINE 201: Cinema Survey 1: 1880s to 1945


More about this Course
CINE 201 represents a survey of the film industry from the late 1880s through the end of World War II in 1945, from the invention of the medium through the transition to sound. By examining international trends and changes to industry conditions such as production, distribution, and exhibition, you will acquire a contextual understanding of the medium of film and its genres in the United States and around the world. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Michelle Emanuel
Number of Lessons: 8
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Movie History: A Survey/ Douglas Gomery, Clara Pafort-Overduin. Routledge, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-0415775458 ISBN-10: 0415775450 (Chapters 1-8)

Note: This text is also used in CINE 202

Cinema Survey 2: 1945 to 21st Century


More about this Course
This course represents a survey of the film industry from the end of World War II in 1945 through the beginning of the 21st century, from the development of television into the digital era. By examining international trends and changes to industry conditions such as production, distribution, and exhibition, the student acquires a contextual understanding of the medium of film and its genres: drama and comedy, documentary and experimental. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Michelle Emanuel
Number of Lessons: 7
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Movie History: A Survey/ Douglas Gomery, Clara Pafort-Overduin. Routledge, 2011.
ISBN-13: 978-0415775458 ISBN-10: 0415775450
(Chapters 1-8)

Note: This text is also used in CINE 201

Classical Mythology


More about this Course
This course introduces the academic study of Classical Mythology, enabling students to gain broad knowledge of the divine myths and heroic legends popular in ancient Greece and Rome. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Jonathan Fenno
Number of Lessons: 25
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
B. Powell, Classical Myth, 8th ed. Longman, 2015
ISBN 978-0-321-96704-6

ECON 202 : Principles of Microeconomics


More about this Course
Economics 202 is the introductory course in microeconomics. Included in this course are such topics as economic decision making by the household, and by business firms under varying degrees of competition. The study tends to be market oriented because its focus is upon the operation of free enterprise market economies of the type found in the United States and other modern economies. While the private domestic economy made up of households and business firms is the focal point of the study, the role of governmental finance and spending and the global economy are also integral parts of the course.
[See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Dr. James Carden
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Principles of Economics by Mankiw, 7th Edition ISBN-13: 978-1-285-16587-5
*This book is used for ECON 202 and 203, so if you're taking both this is the best value.
OR
Principles of Microeconomics by Mankiw, 7th Edition ISBN: 978-1-285-16590-5
*If you are taking ECON 202 only, this is the best value.
Earlier editions acceptable!
NOTE: whatever version of the Mankiw text you use, be sure to check the chapter titles--the chapter numbers may be different but the titles will align with the lessons.

ECON 203 : Principles of Macroeconomics


More about this Course
Courses in the principles of economics have multiple purposes. For some students the courses become a foundation for further studies in the field of economics or business administration. For many students the introductory courses may be the only formal encounter they have with economics as a science. However, whether or not one studies economics for college credit again, the learning continues, for a person's entire life is taken up with matters which are either economic in nature or which are limited or regulated in one way or another by economic considerations. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. James Carden
Number of Lessons: 14
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required Textbook(s)
Principles of Economics by Mankiw, 7th Edition ISBN-13: 978-1-285-16587-5
*This book is used for ECON 202 and 203, so if you're taking both this is the best value.
OR
Principles of Microeconomics by Mankiw, 7th Edition ISBN: 978-1-285-16591-2
*If you are taking ECON 203 only, this is the best value.
Earlier editions acceptable!
NOTE: whatever version of the Mankiw text you use, be sure to check the chapter titles--the chapter numbers may be different but the titles will align with the lessons.

ENG 510: Modern English Grammar


More about this Course:This 8-lesson Independent Study course is a thematic study of grammar; its forms and functions. Each lesson includes a reading assignment and corresponding exercises, to be followed by an eventual mid-course exam and an eventual final course exam. All students are required to find 8 Quirks of the Week, one to be submitted at the end of each lesson. UM Course Catalog Link: http://catalog.olemiss.edu/liberal-arts/english/eng-510.pdf

Delivery Method: ONLINE
Professor: Dr. Michael C. Raines
Number of Lessons: 8
Exam Type: Midcourse and Final Exam

Required Textbook
Teschner, Richard V. and Evans, Eston E. Analyzing the Grammar of English. (3rd Ed.) Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2007.
Print ISBN 978-1-58901-166-3 or 1-58901-166-X.

FR 101 : Elemenary French I


More about this Course
French 101 is an introductory course in French. Intended for those who have not previously studied the language, it fulfills the same objectives as the course presented in the classroom which is to introduce you to French language in as much of a communicative way as possible via correspondence. The course is designed to develop the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), as well as the "fifth skill", culture. In order to become a better speaker of French, the listening activities recommended in each lesson are essential, and you should listen to it as much as possible. Preferably, while in the course, you should do some French everyday; reading, listening and writing assignments, or just leafing through the lessons. It is important that you gradually increase your vocabulary and become more and more comfortable with the language. An additional aim is to help students acquire and appreciate the history and culture of the francophone world. This course is followed by French 102, in which these goals are furthered through continued study of the language. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Dr. Lorena Karahan
Number of Lessons: 15
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required
MYFRENCHLAB for Chez Nous. Branché sur le Monde Francophone. Fourth Edition. ISBN 978-0205215072 (THIS INCLUDES AN E-TEXTBOOK)

Optional Physical Textbook:
Chez nous: Branché sur le monde francophone (4th Edition) by Albert Valdman, Cathy Pons and Mary Ellen Scullen (Jan 23, 2009) 978-0135033678

FR 102 : Elementary French II


More about this Course
French 102 is an introductory course in French. Intended for those who have not previously studied the language, it fulfills the same objectives as the course presented in the classroom which is to introduce you to French language in as much of a communicative way as possible via correspondence. The course is designed to develop the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), as well as the "fifth skill", culture. In order to become a better speaker of French, the listening activities recommended in each lesson are essential, and you should listen to it as much as possible. Preferably, while in the course, you should do some French everyday; reading, listening and writing assignments, or just leafing through the lessons. It is important that you gradually increase your vocabulary and become more and more comfortable with the language. An additional aim is to help students acquire and appreciate the history and culture of the francophone world. This course is followed by French 201, in which these goals are furthered through continued study of the language. [See UM Catalog Description]

Delivery Method: ONLINE VERSION ONLY
Professor: Dr. Lorena Karahan
Number of Lessons: 12
Exam Type: Midcourse Test and Final Exam

Required EBook:
MYFRENCHLAB for Chez Nous. Branché sur le Monde Francophone.
Fourth Edition. ISBN 978-0205215072

Optional Physical Textbook
Chez nous: Branché sur le monde francophone (4th Edition)
by Albert Valdman, Cathy Pons and Mary Ellen Scullen (Jan 23, 2009) 978-0135033678

FR 201 : Intermediate French I


More about this Course
This course consists of Chapter 1-6 in the textbook. These chapters have been divides into 15 lessons with a Mid-Course Test after 7. The objective of this course is to present you with an integrated approach of reviewing and improving your French skills. The textbook, Montage incorporates the five skills necessary to master a foreign language: reading, writing, listening, speaking and culture. While the speaking skills cannot be developed and maintained in an independent study course as thoroughly as in a course taken in a classroom, they may still be nurtured and improved by the student. It just takes more determination and persistence. [See UM Catalog Description]

iStudy Courses

We offer a variety of courses for you to choose from. All of our courses are available online through Blackboard. Some are paper-based and many are offered in both formats. All courses are three hour courses for college credit.*

* All courses are three hours for college credit except CHEM 101, which is 4 credits.
** Some classes are offered in paper format upon request

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SRA 332Outdoor Recreationview

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Professor

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Dr. Lorena Fonseca

FR 201Intermediate French Iview

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GERM 202Intermediate German IIview

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MATH 123Trigonometryview

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PORT 102Elementary Portuguese IIview

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PSY 320Cognitive Psychologyview

Dr. Jennifer Caldwell

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SPAN 121Accelerated Elementary Spanish Iview

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WRIT 102First-Year Writing 2view

Ms. Wendy Goldberg

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