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EDU103 Teaching Students with ADD/ADHD Credit Hours: 1.00
Strategies for working with children with attention difficulties. Includes overview Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), diagnostic procedures, most common treatments, laws pertaining to servicing ADD/ADHD, strategies for the classroom, and overview of resources and organizations.
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Information: May be taken for Professional Development purposes.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU200 Introduction to Education Credit Hours: 3.00
Provides students with an introductory overview of Education. Includes purposes of schools and schooling; characteristics of effective schools; diversity and its effects on schools, teachers, and students; social problems affecting schools; comparative education; curriculum issues and controversies; and technology's impact on schools and schooling. Also includes philosophical, legal, and financial issues facing today's schools; history of American education; and current trends in education reform.
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Information: This class requires 10 hours of classroom observation in a local K-12 school. Students must select their site by the first EDU200 class session and determine if the site requires students to obtain fingerprint clearance and a background check before participation.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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EDU201 Diversity in Education Credit Hours: 3.00
Examination of diversity that encompasses age, class, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, and culture. Includes the effects of diversity on the K-12 classroom; demographic changes, multicultural philosophies, and diverse perspectives; and approaches for helping students communicate. Also includes analysis of prejudice, single-group studies, multicultural education, and human relations and capital. Also includes an exploration of children's academic achievement in light of learning and teaching styles, and a reconstructionist approach to classroom diversity and curriculum planning.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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EDU202 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner Credit Hours: 3.00
Foundations of special education, encompassing current educational practices and related educational theories on instruction, classroom management, and assessment. Includes cultural considerations within K-12 special education and students transitioning both within the school and between school and the community. Also includes the role and function of the special education teacher; preparation of lesson plans, assessment, instruction, and technology; and compliance with relevant regulations.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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EDU206 Relationships in Classroom Settings Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to basic classroom management principles. Includes management of curriculum, instruction, the physical environment, psychosocial factors, student motivation, and special groups. Also includes a focus on disruptive family involvement, managing student behavior, communication, stress management, and appropriate record keeping.
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Information: This class requires 60 hours of volunteering in a local K-12 school. Students must select their site by the first EDU206 class session and must have a fingerprint clearance card and background check before participation. This process could take four weeks (students should check with the school district where they will be volunteering for details).
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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EDU240 Adolescent Development Credit Hours: 3.00
Examination of early to young adult adolescent development, investigation of developmental theories and methods, and comprehensive analysis of problems encountered by today's youth. Topic focus includes the physical, cognitive, moral, and personality development; familial and peer relations; dating and sexuality; and psychosocial problems such as teen suicide, delinquency, and substance abuse. Also, includes ethnic and cultural considerations in addition to educational and vocational issues.
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Information: This course requires a 10-hour practicum. Meets Middle School Endorsement and Coaching Certificate requirements in conjunction with other coursework. May be taken for Professional Development purposes.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU241 Middle School Curriculum and Instruction Credit Hours: 3.00
Concepts, skills and research techniques for middle school teachers. Examination of constructivism, research, curriculum development and instruction, unit planning, assessment and evaluation, materials selection, teaching strategies, diversity, motivation and classroom management.
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Information: Education department approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This class requires a 10-hour practicum. Meets Middle School Endorsement requirements in conjunction with other coursework. May be taken for Professional Development purposes.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU242 Middle School Practicum Credit Hours: 3.00
Strategies and tools for middle school teaching; subject matter instruction methods; adolescent development and learning; diversity of learners and instruction; creating a positive learning environment; instruction planning and implementation; assessment; professionalism; and personal reflection.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This course requires a 30-hour middle school practicum placement. Meets Middle School Endorsement requirements in conjunction with other coursework. May be taken for Professional Development purposes.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU243 ESL Practicum Credit Hours: 3.00
Concepts, techniques, and on-site experience working with English Language Learners (ELL). Requires observations of ELL's in a variety of settings, evaluation of English as a Second Language (ESL) and Sheltered English Instruction, teaching techniques and actual experience in developing lessons and teaching ELL.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This class requires a 30-hour ESL K-12 practicum May be taken for Professional Development purposes.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU244 Teaching Reading and Writing to ESL Students Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to teaching reading and writing in an English as a Second Language (ESL) setting. Includes teaching techniques, learning strategies and activities, and the six traits of writing, including reading and writing across the curriculum.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This course requires a 10-hour practicum. May be taken for Professional Development purposes.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU245 Linguistics Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the nature, structure, and acquisition of language. Includes basic concepts of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics, language variation, and theories of first and second language acquisition.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This class requires a 10-hour practicum May be taken for Professional Development purposes.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU246 Assessment of ESL Students Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the assessment of English as a Second Language (ESL) students, including knowledge of assessment, purposes of assessment, identification, placement, exit standards for students, linking assessment to instruction, and creating classroom assessments.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This class requires a 10-hour practicum. May be taken for Professional Development purposes.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU247 Family and Community Involvement in ESL Student Instruction Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to involving families, school, and community in English as a Second Language (ESL) student learning. Includes research on the value of family/school connections, an overview of effective programs, analysis of practices and resources available, and information on how to develop a school action plan for increasing family and community involvement.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This course requires a 10-hour practicum. May be taken for Professional Development purposes.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU252 Reading Diagnosis, Decoding, Remediation and Practicum Credit Hours: 3.00
Fundamentals of diagnosis, decoding, and remediation of reading problems. Includes instruction techniques on administering, analyzing, and interpreting informal procedures, and using the results to plan a program of remediation.
Prerequisite(s): EDU 276 and 277.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This class requires a 10-hour practicum and can be used to fulfill some elements of the Reading Endorsement. Please contact the Post-Degree Teacher Education office or contact the Arizona Department of Education office for specific information.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU254 Literacy Development in the Primary Grades/Practicum Credit Hours: 3.00
Philosophy, information and strategies for literacy development in the primary classrooms. Includes literacy and language development theories, observation and assessment, family literacy, strategies for teaching, and motivation and management.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This class requires a 10-hour practicum and can be used to fulfill some elements of the Reading Endorsement. Please contact the Post-Degree Teacher Education office or contact the Arizona Department of Education Certification office for specific information.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU255 Content Area Reading Middle and Secondary Schools/Practicum Credit Hours: 3.00
Information and strategies in content area literacy and its fundamental role in instruction across the curriculum. Topics include: overview of content area literacy; active learning in the reading and writing process; comprehension, vocabulary, and study skill strategies; the role of literature in the content areas: writing as a tool for content area comprehension; assessment strategies and technology.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This class requires a 10-hour practicum and can be used to fulfill some elements of the Reading Endorsement. Please contact the Post-Degree Teacher Education office or contact the Arizona Department of Education Certification office for specific information.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU257 Special Topics: Children's Literature and Literacy/Practicum Credit Hours: 3.00
Strategies for using children's literature to support literacy development. Topics include: literature selection criteria, genre, response strategies, literature assessment, elements and styles of literature and poetry, ethnic and gender issues in children's literature, thematic unit building, response assessment, using children's literature to teach writing, and benefits of literature and response in the classroom.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This class requires a 10-hour practicum and can be used to fulfill some elements of the Reading Endorsement. Please contact the Post-Degree Teacher Education office or contact the Arizona Department of Education Certification office for specific information.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU268 Issues in Education Credit Hours: 1.00
Special topics in education with an emphasis on current issues. Includes issues and concepts relating to the National Board for Professional Teaching, standards, and future teaching practices. Also includes student learning, personal motivation, lesson plan development, behavior and ethics, and professional portfolio.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU270 Educational Technology and Curriculum Integration Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to topics and issues in educational technology. Includes electronic communications, basic productivity applications, computer system basics, multimedia and educational courseware and technology integration into the curriculum. Also includes planning for and evaluating educational technology, security, ethics and other issues in technology, and emerging technologies in education.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. Requires a paid subscription to TaskStream electronic portfolio.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU271 Introduction to Teaching Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to teaching for the prospective teacher focusing on the major models of teaching, the purposes served and the curriculum methods employed with each model. Also includes legal and ethical issues, teaching as a profession, and strategies and practices for increasing instructional effectiveness.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. Requires a paid subscription to TaskStream electronic portfolio.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU272 Educational Psychology Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the basic principles of educational psychology relating to the areas of physical, psychological, moral, social and cognitive development. Includes personal and social development, cognitive processes in the classroom, behaviorism, constructivism, learning theorists, and assessment.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. Requires a paid subscription to TaskStream electronic portfolio.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU273 Introduction to Special Education Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to a variety of instructional, classroom management and assessment strategies pertinent to teaching in a special education program. Includes role and function of the special education teacher, preparing for instruction, constructing lesson plans, assessment, instruction, classroom management, instructional media learning tools, and special education compliance.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This course requires a 10-hour practicum. Requires a paid subscription to TaskStream electronic portfolio. Additional fees apply.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU275 Classroom Management Credit Hours: 3.00
Mastery of the knowledge and skills necessary to create and maintain a positive classroom environment. Includes overview of classroom management, students' basic needs, creating positive interpersonal relationships, creating positive peer relationships, working with parents and student motivation and learning. Also includes developing standards for classroom behavior, responding to violations of rules and procedures, using problem solving techniques, developing individual behavior plans, and school- wide student management programs.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program or Education Department approval is required before enrolling in this course. Requires a paid subscription to TaskStream electronic portfolio.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU276 Foundation of Reading Instruction Credit Hours: 3.00
Literacy instruction at the elementary school level. Includes literacy development theory; literacy development at the preschool, early childhood and intermediate grade level; instruction techniques for all facets of literacy development; and comprehension strategies, including bilingual learners and special populations. Also includes focus on organizing the classroom and curriculum to enhance literacy development, techniques and assessment as tools for instruction and working with parents to enhance student achievement.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This class requires a 15-hour practicum and can be used to fulfill some elements of the Reading Endorsement. Please contact the Post-Degree Teacher Education office or contact the Arizona Department of Education Certification office for specific information. Requires a paid subscription to TaskStream electronic portfolio.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU277 Phonics Instruction in a Balanced Literacy Setting/Practicum Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview and exploration of phonemic awareness, phonics instruction and related research findings. Includes quality literacy programming, understanding language and words, word study about letters and words, and thinking comprehensively.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This class requires a 15-hour practicum and can be used to fulfill some elements of the Reading Endorsement. Please contact the Post-Degree Teacher Education office or contact the Arizona Department of Education Certification office for specific information. Requires a paid subscription to TaskStream electronic portfolio.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU278 Elementary Science Methods and Curriculum Development Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of the content and instructional methods of teaching science in kindergarten through eighth grade. Includes the academic content of teaching science, the instructional methods of teaching science, practical application, and observation and evaluation.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This course requires a 15-hour practicum. Requires a paid subscription to TaskStream electronic portfolio. Additional fees apply.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU279 Elementary Math Methods and Curriculum Development Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the content and methods of curriculum development in elementary math for the elementary and middle school teacher. Includes standards, resources, teaching math concepts, cooperative learning, topics, teaching aids, activity lessons, integrating mathematics lessons with other disciplines, and presenting a lesson.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This course requires a 15-hour practicum. Requires a paid subscription to TaskStream electronic portfolio. Additional fees apply.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU280 Social Studies Methods and Curriculum Development Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of the content and methodology of teaching social studies in kindergarten through eighth grade. Includes the social studies academic content, methods of teaching social studies instruction, and evaluation.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This course requires a 15-hour practicum. Requires a paid subscription to TaskStream electronic portfolio. Additional fees apply.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU285 Secondary Teaching Methods Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to a variety of relevant secondary instructional, classroom management, and assessment strategies. Includes the role and function of the teacher in a secondary classroom setting, preparing for instruction, developing lesson plans, designing assessments, delivering instruction, managing the classroom, working with instructional media, and assisting special needs students.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This course requires a 15-hour practicum. Requires a paid subscription to TaskStream electronic portfolio. Additional fees apply.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU286 Structured English Immersion Methods (Completion) Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to Structured English Immersion (SEI) methods designed to meet state standards for pre-service and in-service teachers of English Language Learners (ELL). Includes an examination of ELL proficiency standards, assessment of ELLs, SEI foundations and strategies, using disaggregated data to differentiate instruction and parental involvement.
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Information: Meets SEI Endorsement requirements in conjunction with other coursework. Also meets Arizona Department of Education course requirements.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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EDU290A Internship I Credit Hours: 2.00
Overview of the student teaching experience, Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) Internship. Includes initial discussion, observation, assessing the learning environments, evaluating educational resources, long and short-term planning, mid-term evaluation, curriculum development and implementation; and accommodation to individual needs. Also includes assessments, parent and community collaboration, portfolio completion, teamwork, and professional development and evaluation.
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Information: This course requires admission to the Post Degree Teacher Certification Program and TPP Internship and Education department approval before enrolling in this course. EDU 290A, 290B, 290C and 290D together constitute EDU 290.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU290B Internship II Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of EDU 290A, Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) Internship. Includes initial discussion, observation, assessing the learning environments, evaluating educational resources, long and short-term planning, mid-term evaluation, curriculum development and implementation; and accommodation to individual needs. Also includes assessments, parent and community collaboration, portfolio completion, teamwork and professional development and evaluation.
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Information: This course requires admission to the Post Degree Teacher Certification Program and TPP Internship and Education department approval prior to registration.
Information: EDU 290A, 290B, 290C and 290D together constitute EDU290.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU290C Internship III Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of EDU 290B, Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) Internship. Includes initial discussion, observation, assessing the learning environments, evaluating educational resources, long and short-term planning, mid-term evaluation, curriculum development and implementation; and accommodation to individual needs. Also includes assessments, parent and community collaboration, portfolio completion, teamwork, and professional development and evaluation.
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Information: This course requires admission to the Post Degree Teacher Certification Program and TPP Internship and Education department approval prior to registration. EDU 290A, 290B, 290C and 290D together constitute EDU 290.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU290D Internship IV Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of EDU 290C, Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) Internship. Includes initial discussion, observation, assessing the learning environments, evaluating educational resources, long and short-term planning, mid-term evaluation, curriculum development and implementation; and accommodation to individual needs. Also includes assessments, parent and community collaboration, portfolio completion, teamwork, and professional development and evaluation.
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Information: This course requires admission to the Post Degree Teacher Certification Program and TPP Internship and Education department approval prior to registration. EDU 290A, 290B, 290C, and 290D together constitute EDU 290.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
EDU290 Internship Credit Hours: 8.00
Overview of the student teaching experience, Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) Internship. Includes initial discussion, observation, assessing the learning environments, evaluating educational resources, long and short-term planning, mid-term evaluation, curriculum development and implementation; and accommodation to individual needs. Also includes assessments, parent and community collaboration, portfolio, teamwork, and professional development and evaluation.
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Information: This course requires admission to the Post Degree Teacher Certification Program and TPP Internship and Education department approval before enrolling in this course. EDU 290A, 290B, 290C and 290D together constitute EDU 290.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.