Additional Graduate Courses
The following academic units do not offer graduate major programs. However, they offer graduate courses which are designed to broaden a student's knowledge and are appropriate for use as electives for those pursuing the Master of Education degree in a specific discipline. Interested students should consult directly with the academic unit involved.
Center for Geographic Information Science
Director: Dr. Steven Frysinger
Phone: (540) 568-2710
GEOG 501. Topics in Geography.
A course providing study of specific topics in geography or workshop experiences relating to recent developments in the teaching of geography. May be repeated for credit as course content changes.
Center for Economic Education
Director: Dr. William C. Wood
Phone: (540) 568-3243
ECON 501. Workshop in Economics.
3 credits. Normally offered in summer session. See MyMadison.
Provides detailed study of economics topics. Designed primarily for elementary and secondary teachers. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit when content is different.
The Graduate School
GRAD 597. Continuance.
To remain in good standing in their program, all graduate students must maintain continuous enrollment each semester in their program from entry until graduation. This course allows those students who are not intending to register for any other courses during the current semester to continue in their program in good standing. Course may be repeated as needed.
CE 650. Graduate Internship.
Master's level part-time or full-time internship (as indicated through the variable credit option) with primary supervision provided by clinical faculty/employers in the field. Prerequisites: Completion of all course work and/or permission of the instructor.
CE 850. Professional Internship.
Doctoral level part-time or full-time internship (as indicated through variable credit option) with primary supervision provided by clinical faculty/employers in the field.
Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services
Associate Director: Emily Akerson
Phone: (540) 568-6120
HHS 501. Workshop Topics in Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPE)
0 credits. Offered fall, spring and summer.
HHS workshops offer a time-limited and concentrated focus on issues that are specific to interprofessional education and/or practice.
HHS 590. Special Topics in Health and Human Services.
0-4 credits. Offered in fall and spring.
This course involves topics of special interest in the area of health and human services but is open to all students. The focus of specific courses is identified for specific offerings. Courses are offered based on faculty and student interests.
Head: Dr. David Carothers
Phone: (540) 568-6184
MATH 501. Workshop in Mathematics.
Topics in modern elementary mathematics which are of interest primarily to intermediate and secondary mathematics teachers. May not be used to satisfy minor requirements in mathematics. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.
MATH 522. Statistics for Researchers.
Introduction to statistics and statistical methods, including descriptive techniques, normal distribution, tests of hypotheses, confidence intervals, regression and analysis of variance. Does not satisfy requirements for the minor in mathematics of the Master of Education degree.
Head: Dr. C. Steven Whisnant
Phone: (540) 568-6338
PHYS 510. Topics in Theoretical Physics.
Study at an advanced level of a specific area of theoretical physics (such as advanced mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics or mathematical physics). Topics will be selected according to student needs and interests, and staff availability. May be repeated for up to nine credits.
PHYS 515. Topics in Experimental Physics.
Study at an advanced level of a specific area of experimental physics (such as optics, electronics or nuclear physics). Topics will be selected according to student needs and interests and staff availability. May be repeated for up to nine credits.
SCI 501. Workshop in the Teaching of Science.
A course providing workshop experiences relating to recent developments in the teaching of science in the schools. Course title will vary with discipline. Course may be repeated when content changes and may only be used by departments which do not have graduate-level science offerings. This course may not be used as transfer credit.
Sociology and Anthropology
Department Head: Dr. Timothy Carter
Phone: (540) 568-6213
ANTH 500. Anthropological Research.
This course studies techniques and procedures of anthropological field research and data interpretation. Each student participates in research in progress under direct professional supervision.
ANTH 544. Graduate Work in Field Archaeology.
This course is directed at providing graduate level students with the opportunity to apply advanced procedures of archaeology in a field situation. Efforts will be on the development and implementation of archaeological research designs. Historic and prehistoric interests are accommodated.
ANTH 550. Archaeological Site Science.
This course is a survey of the factors affecting the preservation of archaeological sites and artifacts before, during and after excavation. Field and laboratory situations will offer students immediate practical experience.
SOCI 680. Reading and Research.
Opportunity is offered for reading and research in the areas of sociology which are of special interest to the student. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.
Director: William J. Buck
Phone: (540) 568-6342
THEA 501. Teachers' Workshop in Theatre.
3 credits. Offered summer.
An intensive study of the teaching and practice of theatre, specifically in intermediate and secondary schools. Opportunities for practical work within summer productions offered in the school.
THEA 540. Seminar in Theatre.
Studies of topics in academic and professional theatre. Emphasis on research methods unique to theatre studies. Consideration of topics in both theoretical and practical aspects of theatre.
THEA 585. American Theatre History.
Study and analysis of the American theatre experience as presented in the dramatic literature of the country. Emphasis on basic American themes. Consideration of playwrights and performers significant to the development of American theatre.
THEA 588. Experimental Theatre.
Study of avant-garde theatre. Emphasis on motivating and guiding advanced students to a higher degree of aesthetic appreciation. Consideration of the relationship of experimental theatre to the traditional theatre. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.