2019 - 2020 Graduate Bulletin

Courses

Course Descriptions

ABA 501 Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis 3 cr. (3-0-0)

  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisite: Requires enrollment in the M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis program or instructor permission.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction and review of the philosophical underpinnings, concepts and principles relevant to the experimental and applied analysis of behavior.

ABA 502 Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis 3 cr. (3-0-0)

  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisite: Requires enrollment in the M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis program or instructor permission.

This course will provide a comprehensive review of the concepts, experimental designs, and methods of analysis used in behavior analytic research and practice.  Single-subject methodologies, graphing, and visual analysis will be emphasized.

ABA 503 Behavior Assessment 3 cr. (3-0-0)

  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisite: Requires enrollment in the M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis program or instructor permission.

 This course will address conceptual and technical content relating to the identification of target behaviors, implementing behavior recording strategies, conducting functional behavior assessments, and review of issues relating to the assessment of behavior.  

ABA 504 Behavior-Change Procedures 3 cr. (3-0-0)

  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisite: ABA 501, ABA 502, or instructor permission

This course will address conceptual and technical content relating to specific procedures used to increase, decrease, modify, or maintain socially relevant behaviors.   

ABA 505 Conceptual Analysis of Behavior 3 cr. (3-0-0)

  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisite: ABA 501, ABA 502, or instructor permission

This course provides a comprehensive review of major areas of conceptual and theoretical research in behavior analysis.  The course will cover topics relating to the basic research in complex operant conditioning, theoretical extensions of behaviorism, verbal behavior, and behavior analytic approaches understanding human behavior.

ABA 506 Practice and Ethics in Behavior Analysis 3 cr. (3-0-0)

  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisite: ABA 501, ABA 502, or instructor permission

This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the ethical standards and practices of behavior scientists and applied behavior analysts. The course will cover topics relating to the history and purpose of ethical guidelines, principles of ethical practices, and the roles of scientists, practitioners, and professional organizations in society.  Special emphasis will be placed on the ethical standards and responsibilities of applied behavior analysis in the clinical setting.  

ABA 507 Personnel Supervision and Management in Behavior Services 3 cr. (3-0-0)

  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisite: ABA 501, ABA 506, or instructor permission

This course covers content relating to the effective training and maintenance of staff performance in behavioral health services.   Topics to be emphasized include methods of supervision, instructional and training procedures, performance management, process analysis, and professional requirements of supervision.

ABA 508 Experimental Analysis of Behavior 1 3 cr. (3-0-0)

  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisite: ABA 501, ABA 502, or instructor permission

This course is designed to develop competence in understanding how principles of behavior are discovered and described in the context of basic research. 

ABA 581 Behavior Analysis Practicum I 3 cr. (3-0-0)

  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisite: Enrolled in the M.S. in ABA program, and a valid clear/cleared criminal background report on file with the university

The primary objective of this course is to deliver to students an experiential exposure to behavior analytic procedures and consulting practices.  This course is designed to meet the experience standards and supervisory requirements as stipulated by the Behavioral Analysis Certification Board (BACB).  This course will place emphasis on basic consultation and direct implementation.

Note: This course may be repeated for up to nine credit hours.

 

ABA 582 Behavior Analysis Practicum II 3 cr. (3-0-0)

  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisite: Enrolled in the M.S. in ABA program, and a valid clear/cleared criminal background report on file with the university

The primary objective of this course is to deliver to students an experiential exposure to behavior analytic procedures and consulting practices.  This course is designed to meet the experience standards and supervisory requirements as stipulated by the BACB. This course will place emphasis on program management, consultation and supervisory strategies. 

Note: This course may be repeated for up to six credit hours.

 

ABA 589 Research in Behavior Analysis 2 cr. (2-0-0)

  • Graded: A/F
  • Prerequisite: Enrolled in the M.S. in ABA program

The primary objective of this course is to guide students through the process of conceptualizing, developing, and implementing research in the field of behavior analysis.

 Note: This course may be repeated for up to four credit hours.

ABA 599 Thesis in Behavior Analysis 2 cr. (2-0-0)

  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisite: ABA 589, Permission of instructor

The student develops a thesis with the help of a thesis committee. Appropriate thesis forms must be completed prior to enrollment. The thesis must be approved by the thesis committee and the Office of Graduate Education and Research. The student should consult the department and the Office of Graduate Education and Research for specific requirements

ACT 431 Accounting Information Systems 4 cr.

  • Prerequisite: ACT 240, and CIS 110 or CIS 112

Information and systems approaches as well as systems analysis/design. Emphasis is on transaction processing, controls, flow-charting techniques and accounting situations involving electronic computing systems. The problems and cases are like those on CPA and CMA examinations.

ACT 482 Accounting for Non-Profit Enterprises 4 cr.

  • Prerequisite: ACT 301 or college approval

Accounting principles and procedures for governmental units, hospitals, colleges and universities.

ACT 488 CPA/CMA Problems 3 cr.

  • Prerequisite: College approval

Selected problems from CPA examinations; analysis and revision of statements, partnerships, corporations, quasi-organizations, mergers and conglomerates; financial accounting theory, ethics, auditing, law, advanced cost and marginal analysis and federal taxation programs.

ACT 598 Directed Study 1-4 cr.

  • Prerequisite: College approval

Contact department for information about when ACT 598 is offered.

AIS 495 Special Topics in Library and Information Science 1-4 cr.

    An opportunity to study resources and issues in library and information science that are not part of established courses.

    AIS 535 Using Scholarly Library Resources in Support of Graduate Research 2 cr. (2-0-0)

    • Graded: A/F

    This course guides graduate students through the process of locating, critically selecting, and managing scholarly sources. Emphasis also on graduate program-specific scholarly writing rules of style compliance. Hands-on practice searching of online databases and other Internet resources is an integral part of the course.  Issues discussed and applied include plagiarism, authorship & publishing research, using program-specific databases, organization, critical thinking, content evaluation, and copyright basics. Appropriate for any discipline at any graduate level.

    ATR 499 Internship in Athletic Training 2-8 cr.

    • Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

    Designed for upper-level athletic training students who have completed a majority of program competencies and proficiencies and are ready to apply their skills in the field. This course is also appropriate for graduate-level students who are pursuing a career in the field of athletic training.

    ATR 501 Pathology & Pharmacology for the Athletic Trainer 4 cr. (4-0-0)

    • Graded: A/F
    • Prerequisite: None

    This course will be presented in two units – a pathology unit and a pharmacology unit. The pathology unit will focus on the general medical conditions commonly seen in the field of athletic training including but not limited to asthma, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, infectious disease, dermatological conditions, etc. In addition to sport injury pathology, recognizing various systemic diseases will also be covered. Pharmacological concepts will include drug legislation, drug forms and routes of administration. Terminology, prescription, systems of measurement and the various types of drugs used in the profession will be covered.

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