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  • Library & Information Technology (LIBRA)   1101
    Intro to Libraries & the Information Age

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to different types of libraries and the information industry. The role of the Library Technical Assistant (LTA) in all areas of the library profession is explored. An overview of basic library and information research methods and tools, both print and digital format is presented. (3 lecture hours)

  • Library & Information Technology (LIBRA)   1102
    Intro to Reference & Information Svcs

    4 credit hours

    Introduction to reference and information services for the Library Technical Assistant. Includes basic tools needed to answer directional and ready reference questions. Print and electronic resources, interview techniques and virtual reference services are discussed. Prerequisite: Library and Information Technology 1101 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor (4 lecture hours)

  • Library & Information Technology (LIBRA)   1103
    Acquisition of Library Materials

    3 credit hours

    Introduces the Library Technical Assistant to the process of how to acquire materials from the decision to obtain them to the time they are ready to be cataloged. Automation processes and techniques are incorporated. Prerequisite: Library and Information Technology 1101 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Library & Information Technology (LIBRA)   1104
    Essential Library Workplace Skills

    3 credit hours

    Overview of the skills necessary to communicate effectively with coworkers and the public, work in team settings, deal with a variety of personality types, resolve conflicts, and become an effective part of the library workforce. (3 lecture hours)

  • Library & Information Technology (LIBRA)   1105
    Readers Advisory

    3 credit hours

    Introduces genres of literature and techniques for patron interaction. Topics include library collection analysis, display creation, bibliographic tool development and reading programs. Prerequisite: Library and Information Technology 1101 or equivalent or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Library & Information Technology (LIBRA)   1820
    Selected Topics

    3 credit hours

    Addresses current issues in the field that necessitate a greater depth, broader scope or fuller assimilation of a particular area of study. Prerequisite: Library and Information Technology 1101 or equivalent, or consent of instructor or program coordinator (3 lecture hours)

  • Library & Information Technology (LIBRA)   1840
    Independent Study

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This class may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • Library & Information Technology (LIBRA)   2100
    Intro to Cataloging & Classification

    4 credit hours

    The role of Library Technical Assistant (LTA) in descriptive and subject cataloging and processing of print and non-print materials. Emphasis is on the organization of information resources in print and non-print formats. Includes the philosophy, tools and techniques for performing cataloging. Prerequisite: Library and Information Technology 1101 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor (4 lecture hours)

  • Library & Information Technology (LIBRA)   2200
    Serving the Public in Today's Libraries

    4 credit hours

    Role of the Library Technical Assistant (LTA) in serving the public including programming, creating displays, basic circulation desk duties, shelf maintenance, interlibrary loan activities, registering and effective interaction with patrons. Automated and online systems are emphasized. Prerequisite: Library and Information Technology 1101 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor (4 lecture hours)

  • Library & Information Technology (LIBRA)   2300
    Multimedia Services and Equipment in Tod

    3 credit hours

    Basic operation, evaluation, selection and uses of media, hardware and software. Emphasis on hands-on experience and creation of a media portfolio. Prerequisite: Library and Information Technology 1101 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Library & Information Technology (LIBRA)   2600
    Library Practicum

    4 credit hours

    Capstone course integrating the application of all course work in the Library Technology program. Required seminars provide a forum for discussing issues related to working in the library field, guidance in searching for jobs, and instruction about how to create a professional portfolio. Prerequisite: Library and Information Technology 1102, Library and Information Technology 1103, Library and Information Technology 1104, Library and Information Technology 1820, Library and Information Technology 2100, Library and Information Technology 2200 and Library and Information Technology 2300; all with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 4 lab hours)

  • Library & Information Technology (LIBRA)   2860
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)yCoop Ed/Internship Occup

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • Library & Information Technology (LIBRA)   2865
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • Literacy (LITER)   0410
    Assessment of Language Development

    1 credit hours

    Evaluates the language development of native speakers of English in order to ensure a knowledge/skill/strategy base for appropriate placement for reading and writing instruction. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Mandatory Testing - Appropriate scores on the Reading or Writing Pre-Course Placement Exams. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy (LITER)   0411
    Beginning Reading I

    1 credit hours

    Fundamental course for emergent readers. Students will learn to associate sounds with letters in order to decode single-syllable and multi-syllable words and develop a repertoire of sight words. Students develop vocabulary through discussion of words heard during reading and by analyzing word parts. Students listen to texts read to them and read with assistance. Students read frequently from a wide range of texts and respond by discussing the texts with their instructor. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy (LITER)   0412
    Beginning Reading II

    1 credit hours

    Fundamental course for emergent readers. Students will develop greater proficiency in using the print-sound code to read words and short texts with accuracy and fluency and expanding their repertoire of sight words. Vocabulary is built through increased independent reading, word analysis, and beginning dictionary use. Comprehension is built through multiple readings of more complex texts that contain more challenging vocabulary and fewer illustrations. Students will apply various strategies when they recognize that a text does not make sense. Frequent reading is expected. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy (LITER)   0413
    Beginning Reading III

    1 credit hours

    Fundamental course for emergent readers. Students will develop proficiency in using the print-sound code to read regularly and irregularly spelled words automatically. More reading is done independently and silently. Students begin to discuss features of different kinds of texts and to examine different parts of one text to see how the information is connected. Vocabulary is built through defining unfamiliar words and through exploring a word's functions and forms. Students also keep a personal vocabulary list and a reading log. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy (LITER)   0418
    Beginning Reading Extended Practice

    1 credit hours

    Provides reading opportunities that enhance automatic word recognition, fluency in oral and silent reading, vocabulary development, and comprehension of texts at an appropriate level for the individual student in one of the Beginning Reading courses. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy (LITER)   0421
    Beginning Writing I

    1 credit hours

    Writing fundamentals course for emergent writers. Students will write frequently for a variety of purposes and begin to gain confidence as a writer, using whatever means are at hand to communicate and make meaning, including drawing, letter strings, letter approximations, and dictation. Students will learn about the writing process and use elements as appropriate to communicate ideas that are important to them. Language use and conventions will be learned so that student writing contains a high proportion of correctly spelled high-frequency words. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy (LITER)   0422
    Beginning Writing II

    1 credit hours

    Writing fundamentals course for emergent writers. Students will generate their own topics and make decisions about which pieces to work on more extensively. Students will begin to write sentences of varied structures; incorporate learned vocabulary into their writing; correctly spell words with regular spelling patterns and use logic to guide their spelling of unfamiliar words; and use correct punctuation for sentence boundaries. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy (LITER)   0423
    Beginning Writing III

    1 credit hours

    Writing fundamentals course for beginning writers. Students will use language to make their writing interesting and clear. Students will use the writing process and pay more attention to purpose and audience, and they will create a rubric to guide their revisions. Students will spell words with irregular spelling patterns and will expand their use of punctuation. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy (LITER)   0428
    Beginning Writing Extended Practice

    1 credit hours

    Provides opportunities to enhance writing skill for students in a Beginning Writing course. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy (LITER)   0431
    Intermediate Reading I

    1 credit hours

    Foundational course for beginning readers. Students will continue to build fluency and learn vocabulary through exploration of and practice with unfamiliar words and through wide reading of a variety of kinds of texts. Comprehension is strengthened through using strategies before, during, and after reading. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy (LITER)   0432
    Intermediate Reading II

    1 credit hours

    Foundational course for intermediate readers. Students will strengthen their reading skills and reinforce their knowledge of syllable patterns in order to achieve fluent oral and silent reading. Emphasis is placed on building vocabulary and beginning to understand the complexities of words. Students read more challenging texts, especially content-area texts, attending more to information that is implicitly stated and examining the connections in text by analyzing formatted features. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy (LITER)   0433
    Intermediate Reading III

    1 credit hours

    Foundational course for intermediate readers. Students will continue to solidify their decoding skills in order to read fluently and comprehend more challenging texts, especially expository texts. Students will continue to connect ideas in text and use organizational patterns to understand and remember information. Students will read widely to build background knowledge on a variety of subjects and build vocabulary by beginning to analyze the complexities of words. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy (LITER)   0438
    Intermediate Reading Extended Practice

    1 credit hours

    Provides opportunities to practice reading strategies and strengthen reading skills for students in an Intermediate Reading course. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy (LITER)   0441
    Intermediate Writing I

    1 credit hours

    Basic writing course for beginning writers. Students will practice writing well-developed paragraphs as part of a longer composition and spend more time revising and reflecting on how changes improve their writing. Students will become more independent when editing their work and rely more on resources than on the instructor to correct surface-level mistakes. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy (LITER)   0442
    Intermediate Writing II

    1 credit hours

    Basic writing course for intermediate writers. Students will decide what ideas to incorporate into their writing, how to organize them for a specific purpose, and how to develop them effectively. Students will choose precise words and sentence structures that create interest and clarity. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy (LITER)   0443
    Intermediate Writing III

    1 credit hours

    Basic writing course for intermediate writers. Students will pay attention to how parts of their composition fit in with it as a whole and to begin to understand why writing is considered a recursive process. Assignments require more formal types of writing than the previous course. Students will gain more familiarity with accepted language conventions. This course may require visits to the Writing and Reading Center. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy (LITER)   0448
    Intermediate Writing Extended Practice

    1 credit hours

    Provides opportunities to enhance writing skill for students in an Intermediate Writing course. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Literacy (LITER)   0449
    Intermediate Read/Write Capstone Course

    1 credit hours

    Establishes readiness for coursework in the Developmental English sequence, in both Reading and Writing. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. This course may be taken four times for credit. Prerequisite: Literacy 0410 with a grade of S or better, or equivalent and consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Long-Term Care Administration (LTC)   1130
    Introduction Long-Term Care Services

    3 credit hours

    Overview of various settings for long-term care including nursing homes, senior housing options, adult day care, home health care, assisted living, and hospice. Introduces ethical and quality of care issues, reimbursement for services, role of technology, marketing and leadership responsibilities. (3 lecture hours)

  • Long-Term Care Administration (LTC)   1140
    Intro to Nursing Home Administration

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to the responsibilities of the nursing facility administrator, licensure procedures, and standards. Relevant legal, funding, and program issues are addressed. Prerequisite: Long Term Care Administration 1130 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent (3 lecture hours)

  • Long-Term Care Administration (LTC)   1151
    Nursing Home Administrative Practices I

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to personnel management specific to long-term care including staffing, scheduling, recruitment, training, performance appraisal, wage and benefit administration, job satisfaction, and employee health and safety. (3 lecture hours)

  • Long-Term Care Administration (LTC)   1152
    Nursing Home Administrative Practices II

    3 credit hours

    Introduction to financial management in long-term care administration including budgeting, accounting, internal controls, and equity and debt financing. (3 lecture hours)

  • Long-Term Care Administration (LTC)   1161
    Aging and Long-Term Care I

    2 credit hours

    Survey of the physical, psychological, sociological and financial aspects of aging. Introduces related long-term care options, and current social policies and programs. (2 lecture hours)

  • Long-Term Care Administration (LTC)   1162
    Aging and Long-Term Care II

    2 credit hours

    Continuation of LTC-1161. Expands on the physical, psychological, sociological and financial aspects of aging as well as current policies and programs that can benefit the older adult. Prerequisite: Long Term Care Administration 1161 or equivalent, or concurrent enrollment in Long Term Care Administration 1161 (2 lecture hours)

  • Long-Term Care Administration (LTC)   1840
    Independent Study

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required (2 to 8 lab hours)

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