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W 1879 ANT101 Cultural Anthropology 7/9/18 – 8/17/18 Rhodes 3
W 4965 BUS106 Intro to Personal & Business Finance 7/9/18 – 8/17/18 Bragg 3
W 1758 BUS324 Labor Relations Management 5/29/18 – 7/6/18 Tropea 3
W 1759 BUS332 Leadership 7/9/18 – 8/17/18 French 3
W 4971 COE313 Community Experience: Internship & Seminar 5/29/18 – 8/17/18 Duff 3
W 1761 EDU112 School & Community 7/9/18 – 8/17/18 Qualls 3
C 4950 UMM EDU309 Educational Psychology 7/9/18 – 8/17/18 Neureuther 3
W 1788 EDU309 Educational Psychology 7/9/18 – 8/17/18 Neureuther 3
W 1762 ELA101 Recreation & Wellness Seminar 7/9/18 – 8/17/18 Duff 3
W 1763 ELA342 Humans & Nature 7/9/18 – 8/17/18 Reisman 3
W 1880 ENG117 Intro to Literature & Cultural Studies 5/29/18 – 7/6/18 LiBrizzi 3
W 1933 ENG150 Intro to Creative Writing 5/29/18 – 7/6/18 Mellas 3
W 1881 ENG226 Summer Reading List 5/29/18 – 8/17/18 LiBrizzi 3
W 1882 HTY116 World History 1500 to Present 5/29/18 – 7/6/18 Cole 3
W 1883 HTY301 Maine & Local History 7/9/18 – 8/17/18 Soucier 3
W 4300 MAT118 History of Mathematics 5/21/18 – 7/6/18 Abbandonato 3
W 4301 MAT 122 Precalculus 5/21/18 – 7/6/18 Abbandonato 4
W 4318 MUS224 Digital Audio Production 5/29/18 – 7/6/18 Kryszak 3
W 1884 PSY102 Personal Growth 5/29/18 – 7/6/18 Day 3
W 1789 PSY203 Educational Psychology 7/9/18 – 8/17/18 Qualls 3
W 1885 PSY230 Abnormal Psychology 7/9/18 – 8/17/18 Lane 3
W 1886 PSY425 Motivation 7/9/18 – 8/17/18 Litman 3
W 1764 SED201 Dimensions of Exceptionality in the Classroom 7/9/18 – 8/17/18 Ball 3
W 1765 SED340 Communication & Collaboration in Special Ed 5/29/18 – 7/6/18 Ball 3
W 1766 SED380 Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder 7/9/18 – 8/17/18 Van Uden 3
W 1767 SPE105 Professional Online Communication 5/29/18 – 7/6/18 Bragg 3

MODE KEY

C Compressed Video (Delivered in real time to UMS campuses and University College sites and centers throughout Maine.)
W Web-based course (May contain video lectures from live-class meetings or other web sources.)

Course Descriptions- Summer 2018

ANT 101 – Cultural Anthropology – ONLINE

A comparative study of contemporary cultures and institutions with particular attention to primitive and peasant societies. Emphasized are such topics as human evolution and race; pre-scientific writings and ethnology; the concept of culture; language and perception; economics and technology; marriage, the family and kinship; associations, castes and classes; political organization and warfare; religion and magic; folklore and the arts; culture and personality; American culture; cross-cultural contact; and cultural change. Kharyssa Rhodes. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

BUS 106 – Intro to Personal & Business Finance – ONLINE

This course will provide students with a foundational understanding for making informed personal financial decisions. Topics include: managing personal finances, tax issues, insurance, annuities, inflation and recession, credit, budgeting, financial planning, home ownership, bank accounts, investments and social insurance programs. This course will also provide the foundation students need to understand and discuss the language of routine financial activities in the business sector, and provide a solid foundation for future studies. Rebecca Bragg. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

BUS 324 – Labor Relations Management – ONLINE

This course provides an examination of the legal, managerial and economic factors relevant to labor management relations and an in-depth investigation into the character and procedures of arbitration, mediation, conciliation, and fact-finding. Current labor management contracts and implications for labor and management will also be discussed. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Robert Tropea. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

BUS 332 – Leadership – ONLINE

Leadership is an applied course that combines behavior theory with business practice. The course teaches central concepts and skills in an important area of leadership development. The course will be made more forceful and the impact greater by the self-evaluation questionnaires and practical exercises that are used for personal development and class involvement. This course gives the student a thorough introduction to important leadership issues that arise in the world of business, including the analysis of the interests of all the individuals who hold a stake in the outcome of any business dilemma or decision. The course encourages students to open their minds to the variety of opinions on leadership and entrepreneurial issues. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the instructor. Rhonda French. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

COE 313 – Community Experience: Internship & Seminar – ONLINE

This course is meant to provide a professional experience for the student who has identified a specific career objective or graduate school objective and is interested in gaining significant experience in that field. This may be a volunteer or a paid position and may be combined with additional readings and literature research related to either the position itself or the student’s specific career objective. A formal approval process is followed in which students meet with the faculty advisor with expertise in the area of interest and specify individual learning objectives for the community experience. The approval process precedes registration. After approval, students will attend a mandatory orientation workshop/meeting prior to the community experience and upon completion will attend a mandatory summative workshop/meeting. This course includes a Service-Learning and Community Engaged (SL/CE) component. Prerequisite: PSY 211 and junior or senior standing. Additional prerequisites dependent upon proposed experience, or permission of instructor. Meghan Duff. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

EDU 112 – School & Community – ONLINE

A pre-professional course required of all education majors. This course examines historical, philosophical and current educational issues. The role of the professional educator is a focus, and the student evaluates personal skills and aptitudes in light of expectations for the profession. An extended field experience is a major component of the course. Daniel Qualls. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

EDU 309 – Educational Psychology – Compressed Video – W 4:00-6:45PM or ONLINE

A course designed to help prospective teachers reflect upon the dynamics of learning and instruction. Theories of the cognitive, affective, and behavioral domains are related to classroom experience. Other topics include: educational research, assessment and evaluation, individual and group differences, motivation, classroom management, and effective teaching. A field experience over an extended period of time is also a component of the course. Daniel Qualls. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

ELA 101 – Recreation & Wellness Seminar – ONLINE

This course is designed to help new students learn about the recreation opportunities in Downeast Maine and to further develop their appreciation for the connection between personal wellness and outdoor exploration. Students will gain outdoor skills while reading, discussing and reflecting on the role of outdoor recreation experiences on personal health, as well as in fostering environmental stewardship. The course will also discuss wellness concepts in the field as important components of a canoeing expedition and then review the concepts in greater detail in the classroom and through lab activities. Meghan Duff. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

ELA 342 – Humans & Nature – ONLINE

Based on a wide selection of exemplary writings from diverse times, cultures, and academic disciplines, the course examines the relationship between humans and nature. By reading, discussing, analyzing, and critiquing the readings, students will learn how different disciplines and cultures approach such issues. They will develop critical reading and writing skills while exploring how assumptions, questions, and methods shape disciplinary approaches, cultural understanding, and human behavior. Instructors from various disciplines will teach the multiple sections and may participate in each others’ classes as appropriate, thus introducing students to a range of UMM’s programs and professors. This survey of a variety of approaches to the single topic of human interactions with nature will establish a shared foundation on which students can build their learning in other discipline-specific core courses and in their majors. Prerequisites: ENG 101 Composition, ELA 101 Recreation & Wellness, ELA 112 Community & Place and Scientific Inquiry core requirement, or junior standing and permission of instructor. Jon Reisman. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

ENG 117 – Intro to Literary Cultural Studies – ONLINE

An introduction to the goals, methods, and implications of literary analysis in the 21st century. The underlying assumption is that there is no such thing as a generic or standard reading of a literary work; all readings take place in and depend on a critical framework, whether that be explicit or implicit. From this starting point, the course is constructed around several critical approaches. One of these is a formalist approach in which students interpret the literary text on the basis of its formal features and stylistic conventions. Students will then explore other opposing and overlapping critical approaches, including but not limited to, feminist, Marxist, historicist, and psychological. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or permission of instructor. Marcus LiBrizzi. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

ENG 150 – Intro to Creative Writing – ONLINE

This course introduces students to the techniques and aesthetics of literary creative writing. Genres covered include poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. Students read, discuss and analyze professional work from the traditional to the experimental from authors with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Students learn about the elements of craft that create artistic effects in each genre — elements such as imagery, metaphor, sound, line breaks, characterization, perspective, setting, structure, sense and plot. Students write, workshop and revise their own creative work in each of the three genres. Offered pass/fail by request and at the discretion of the instructor. Tessa Mellas. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

ENG 226 – Summer Reading List – ONLINE

This course introduces students to the techniques and aesthetics of literary creative writing. Genres covered include poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. Students read, discuss and analyze professional work from the traditional to the experimental from authors with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Students learn about the elements of craft that create artistic effects in each genre — elements such as imagery, metaphor, sound, line breaks, characterization, perspective, setting, structure, sense and plot. Students write, workshop and revise their own creative work in each of the three genres. Offered pass/fail by request and at the discretion of the instructor. Marcus LiBrizzi. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

HTY 116 – World History 1500 to Present – ONLINE

A self-designed, self-paced, reading-intensive course in which students tackle the literary classics they’ve always wanted to read. From a Master List of major texts in American and British literature, students select their own summer reading lists that match guidelines provided by the instructor. Students then take individualized quizzes online at any time during the summer. This class entails a heavy reading load, but it does not require papers, participation or attendance. The entire emphasis is on a student’s reading experience. Students can take this course up to two times. Prerequisite: one 100-level literature course, or permission of instructor. Lori Cole. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

HTY 301 – Maine & Local History – ONLINE

A chronological survey of Maine’s economic, cultural, and political life from prehistory to the present. Themes include the impact of national developments on Maine, the role of location and physical environment in shaping life here, and sources of internal tension and division. Independent research on local history is a major component of the course. Prerequisite: HTY 115 or HTY 116, or permission of instructor. Professor TBA. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

MAT 118 – History of Mathematics – ONLINE

The goal of this course is to provide students interested in teaching middle- or high-school level mathematics, or others simply interested in the topic, the necessary understanding of the historical foundation of mathematics. The course will explore the origins of mathematics from anthropological and sociological viewpoints. It will then use this as a base for exploring the cultural development of basic numbering, arithmetic, basic statistics (mean, median, mode, etc.), simple probability, basic geometry, measurement (area, volume, etc.), patterns, including symmetry and basic networks, mathematical reasoning, and using mathematics to communicate. The development of these areas, all of which are contained in the Maine State Learning Results for middle and secondary grades, will be explored from various cultural perspectives including a selection from prehistoric, Native American, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Ancient Greek, Roman, Hindu, Islamic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and European cultures. The course is designed to be a survey course that will allow for such a broad view of the development of mathematics. Prerequisite: MAT 102 or permission of instructor. Christopher Abbandonato. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

MAT 122 – Precalculus – ONLINE

An introduction to elementary functions, designed to prepare the student for calculus. Topics include polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. Graphing calculator techniques are principal tools. Prerequisite: MAT 102 or demonstrated proficiency in pre-college mathematics. Christopher Abbandonato. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

MUS 224 – Digital Audio Production – ONLINE

A chronological survey of Maine’s economic, cultural, and political life from prehistory to the present. Themes include the impact of national developments on Maine, the role of location and physical environment in shaping life here, and sources of internal tension and division. Independent research on local history is a major component of the course. Prerequisite: HTY 115 or HTY 116, or permission of instructor. Alan Kryszak. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

PSY 102 – Personal Growth – ONLINE

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to examine their life-space; to envision alternative possibilities in their personal and professional growth; and to foster the development of creative changes toward their future life-career. This course has two essential aspects. First, the theoretical and academic aspect in which the focus of the class and text is on major psychological theories and their applications for everyday life. Second, the experiential aspect in which the students are encouraged to participate in growthful exercises individually and in group situations. The course involves the various areas of life including relationships to family members, to friends and associates, and to professional colleagues. This course includes a Service-Learning and Community Engaged (SL/CE) component. Matthew Day. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

PSY 203 – Educational Psychology – ONLINE

A course designed to help prospective teachers reflect upon the dynamics of learning and instruction. Theories of cognitive, affective and behavioral domains are related to classroom experience. Other topics include educational research, assessment and evaluation, individual and group differences, motivation, classroom management and effective teaching. A field experience over an extended period of time is also a component of the course. Daniel Qualls. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

PSY 230 – Abnormal Psychology – ONLINE

A course designed to provide an overview of the area of abnormal psychology and to introduce the student to different theoretical models, classifications, origins, and treatments of abnormal behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 110 and sophomore standing, or permission of instructor. Frank Lane. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

PSY 425 – Motivation – ONLINE

This course is designed to survey theory and empirical research on motivation, defined as the factors that initiate, energize, direct and sustain behavior. This course covers the history and systems in the study of motivation, physiological and psychological needs, cognition, individual differences in personality and motivation, and emotion. Prerequisites: PSY 110 and ENG 101. Jordan Litman. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

SED 201 – Dimensions of Exceptionality in the Classroom – ONLINE

The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the characteristics and needs of K-12 students with exceptionalities. Students in this survey course will learn about a range of topics including the history of special education; the provisions of IDEA; relevant legal issues in special education; program planning and placement with an emphasis on inclusive practices; transitioning students to adulthood; classroom accommodations and modifications; and instruction of students with exceptionalities. Students will learn the characteristics of various disabilities, and how they affect individuals and their families. Factors that put students at risk, cultural and linguistic diversity, and giftedness are also explored. Prerequisite: EDU 112 or PSY 110, or permission of instructor. Heather Ball. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

SED 340 – Communication & Collaboration in Special Education – ONLINE

This course provides the special educator with techniques and skills for effective communication, consultation and collaboration with families, general educators, and other professionals. The main emphasis of the course is on understanding collaborative consultation as a process that enables people with diverse expertise to work together to generate solutions for educating students with special needs. The course will increase awareness of the framework and rationale for collaboration, the facilitating factors involved, and strategies for implementation. Prerequisite: SED 201 or permission of instructor. Heather Ball. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

SED 380 – Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder – ONLINE

Students in this course will gain knowledge of the IDEA and DSM-IV definitions of Autism Spectrum Disorders, prevalence and possible causes. Characteristics, teaching strategies, adaptations, and related disorders secondary to Autism Spectrum Disorders will be explored. Elizabeth Van Uden. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/

SPE 105 – Professional Online Communication – ONLINE

Students will investigate and put into practice the various styles and methods of communicating publicly utilizing online technologies. Students will learn the skills relevant to good speech communication: conceptualization, organization, techniques of generating interest, the use of audio-visual aids, audience inclusion and involvement and overcoming performance apprehension. Rebecca Bragg. Online computer use required. Computers are available at University of Maine campuses and at University College centers statewide. Computers are also available at UC sites statewide by appointment. Access BlackBoard at https://bb.courses.maine.edu/