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LAE 2000   LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: EEC 1603. This course is an introductory study of speech and language development from birth to eight years of age. Emphasis is on the application of language arts activities in early childhood settings. This course requires 15 field experience hours in early childhood care and education settings. 47 contact hours.

LAE 4414   LANGUAGE ARTS FOR PRE-KINDERGARTEN/PRIMARY EDUCATION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to Educational Studies BS. Pre- or corequisite EEC 3204. This course is designed to increase the student’s understanding of the fundamentals of early literacy, early reading skills and reading development in children three to eight years of age (prekindergarten to grade three.) Literacy development will be explored along with the understanding that communication is a whole process in which speaking, listening, using written symbols and reading symbols are closely connected. The course explores activities that foster a balanced, positive, constructive and appropriate attitude towards literacy in young children as reflected in college classroom performance and practical application. The course requires 15 field experience hours in an early childhood setting. 47 contact hours.

LAE 4416   INTERMEDIATE LITERACY 3-6: WRITING AND THINKING

credits: 2  

This course is an introduction to writing instruction and the best methods to use with students in grades three through six. This course will examine the development of writing instruction over the past thirty years and provide knowledge about those who have been most influential in its evolution. This course will examine, among many other things, the writing process, the use of a daily writing workshop for instructional purposes, materials to use for instructing and assessing writing, the place of literature in the writing classroom and ways to use writing to enhance thinking throughout all curriculum areas. 30 contact hours.

LDR 2001   INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP

credits: 3  

This course is an introductory leadership course and emphasis will be placed on students understanding the traits, values, characteristics and developmental tasks that are a foundation for leadership. A primary goal of this course is for students to gain a greater sense of self awareness as a basis for developing their own leadership skills. Focus will be placed on implementing change, vision, diversity, emotional intelligence, and leadership. By the end of the course, students will be able to assess the fundamental characteristics they possess which prepare them for leadership, as well as those areas in which they may need to improve and further develop their skills. 47 contact hours.

LEI 1005   INTRODUCTION TO PARKS AND LEISURE SERVICES

credits: 3  
This course provides an introduction to the history, characteristics, and unique demands of operating public, private, and not-for-profit American parks and leisure industry programs. 47 contact hours.

LEI 1401   PARKS AND LEISURE SERVICE PROGRAM DESIGN

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: LEI 1005. Pre- or corequisite: DEP 2004. This course fosters an understanding of principles and methods of parks and leisure program design and operation. Students will apply the processes of goal and objective technology, and selection and sequencing activities in creating program designs appropriate to different venues. 47 contact hours.

LEI 1404C   APPLIED PARKS AND LEISURE PROGRAM DESIGN

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: LEI 1401. This course provides students with a comprehensive hands-on experience in parks and leisure services programming and implementation. 47 class hours and 16 hours in a supervised recreational setting. 63 contact hours.

LEI 1603   INTRODUCTION TO PARKS AND LEISURE GROUNDS AND FACILITIES

credits: 3  
This course provides an introduction to the design and maintenance of parks and leisure program grounds and facilities. 47 contact hours.

LEI 2949   CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE

credits: 1-3  
Prerequisite: Faculty Advisor/Co-op Coordinator or Program Director Approval. This course is designed to provide students with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical training work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting. Variable credits are available, one to three per course. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to written assignments. Co-op courses may be repeated but total credits shall not exceed twelve.

LIS 1002   ELECTRONIC RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

credits: 1  

This course is designed to develop information literacy skills and to help students become full participants in the Information Age. It introduces students to the core concepts of information retrieval, essential techniques for locating, analyzing, organizing and presenting information, and essential components of computer and information ethics and security. Emphasizing both technological skills and critical thinking abilities, the course teaches strategies for using a variety of electronic resources and for coping with the changing nature of information resources. Credit is not given for both LIS 1002 and LIS 1002H. 16 contact hours.

TOPIC #2: ELECTRONIC RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR HEALTH SCIENCES COLLEGE STUDENTS

This course is designed to develop information literacy skills in the area of health sciences. It introduces students to core concepts of information literacy: techniques for locating, evaluating, analyzing, and presenting biomedical information using a variety of electronic resources. Essential components include critical thinking, application of APA style rules, ethical and legal issues including, but not limited to copyright, plagiarism, and academic honesty.

LIS 1002H   HONORS ADVANCED ELECTRONIC RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: (Appropriate score on the SPC placement test) or (acceptance into the Honors College) or (approval of the Program Director). This course will refine information literacy skills and create the foundation for lifelong learning. It introduces the honors student to advanced concepts of information retrieval, relevant techniques for accessing, collecting and synthesizing information and essential components of computer and information ethics and security. Emphasizing critical thinking and research skills, this course develops the student’s abilities to become an independent researcher. Credit is not given for both LIS 1002H and LIS 1002. 16 contact hours.

LIS 2004   INTRODUCTION TO INTERNET AS A RESEARCH TOOL

credits: 1  
This course is designed to develop the skills needed to use the Internet as a research tool. The course focuses on methods of accessing relevant information resources through the Internet. Students will learn to create search strategies and retrieve, evaluate, and cite Internet resources. 16 contact hours.

LIT 1330   LITERATURE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or a satisfactory score on the placement test. This is a course designed to acquaint the student with books and other literary media suitable for young children. Talks, exhibits, films, and projects will be of special interest to future teachers, parents, and others who work with young children. This course counts for credit towards early childhood education for the Pinellas County License Board. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

LIT 2090   CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: ENC 1101 or satisfactory score on the SPC placement test. This course is a multicultural study of representative nonfiction and fiction since 1980. Emphasis is on the issues and ideas that have shaped contemporary society. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

LIT 2110   WORLD LITERATURE I (Ancient World Through Renaissance)

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisites: (ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H) and (REA 0017 or appropriate score on the placement test or EAP 1695). This course is designed to study the major poetry, fiction, drama, and essays of world literature from the Ancients through the Renaissance. Emphasis is on the intellectual and moral issues in literature that unite humankind despite differences in time, place, and language. This course also emphasizes methods of library research and composition of the research paper and the paper of literary interpretation. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both LIT 2110 and LIT 2110H. 47 contact hours.

LIT 2110H   HONORS WORLD LITERATURE I

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (ENC 1101 and appropriate scores on the SPC placement test.) or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H or IDS 1111H or approval of the Dean. This course is designed to study the major poetry, fiction, drama, and essays of world literature from the Ancients through the Renaissance. Emphasis is placed on the intellectual and moral issues in literature that unite humankind despite differences in time, place, and language. This honors course will include personalized experiences, collaborative learning experiences and an emphasis on analysis and synthesis of abstract questions relating to world literature. This course also stresses methods of research and emphasizes writing research-based papers, including literary interpretation and critical analysis using primary and secondary sources. Independent research and interdisciplinary connections are encouraged for students to make connections to other related areas of humanities, philosophy and literature in the Honors Program. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both LIT 2110 and LIT 2110H. 47 contact hours.

LIT 2120   WORLD LITERATURE II (Renaissance to the Present)

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisites: (ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H) and (REA 0017 or appropriate score on the placement test or EAP 1695.) This is a course designed to study the major poetry, fiction, drama, and essays world literature from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis is on the intellectual, philosophical, and cultural issues in literature that unite humankind despite differences in time, place, and language. This course also emphasizes research and composition of the research paper and the essay of literary interpretation. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. World Literature I is not a prerequisite for this course. Credit is only given for LIT 2120 or LIT 2120H or IDS 1102H. 47 contact hours.

LIT 2120H   HONORS WORLD LITERATURE II (RENAISSANCE TO THE PRESENT)

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (ENC 1101 and appropriate score on the SPC placement test.) or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H or IDS 1111H or approval of the Dean. This course is designed to study the major poetry, fiction, drama, and essays of world literature from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis is on the intellectual, philosophical, and cultural issues in literature that unite humankind despite differences in time, place, and language. This course also emphasizes methods of library research and the writing of a research paper and a paper of literary interpretation. This honors course will include personalized experiences, collaborative learning experiences and an emphasis on analysis and synthesis of abstract questions relating to world literature. It will also explore alternative modes of literature represented by media adaptations of works of literature. Students will investigate global perspectives and discussion on political, social and cultural issues as they appear in world literature from the Renaissance to the present. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in the General Education Requirements. LIT 2110H is not a prerequisite for this course. Credit is only given for LIT 2120H or LIT 2120 or IDS 1102H. 47 contact hours.

LIT 2174   LITERATURE OF THE HOLOCAUST

credits: 3  
This course is a study of literary responses to the Holocaust through works of fiction, autobiography, poetry, and essays by European and American writers. Emphasis is on analysis and interpretation of various prose and poetic forms, as well as students' critical responses to them. Background readings will help determine the political, sociological and historical ideologies that helped breed the atmosphere in which the moral catastrophe of the Holocaust occurred. 47 contact hours.

LIT 2380   INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN WRITERS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 or EAP 1695) or satisfactory score on the placement test. This course is an introductory study of representative works of women authors. Emphasis will be placed on the issues that have shaped, or arisen from, the literary contributions of women in world societies. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

LIT 2950   STUDY ABROAD IN LITERATURE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ENC 1101 or EAP 1695, or appropriate score on the CPT or permission of program director. This course, exclusively for students in the Cambridge International Summer Schools Programs, is designed to offer literary topics of special interest to students combined with actual travel and study on-site at one of Europe's oldest and most prestigious universities. Such course offerings include the study of literary history, genres and authors as detailed in the Cambridge catalogue. Variable content depending on the Cambridge course listings for the respective summer term is designated. The course includes lectures, discussions, field trips and multiple writing experiences. In addition, the course involves extensive orientation and preparation plus careful monitoring of student work and progress while at Cambridge.


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