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Summer Term 2014 Graduate Course Offerings

The College offers a number of graduate-level courses in the Summer Term. All students interested in applying for graduate study or enrolling in Summer Term graduate courses as non-degree seeking students should contact the School for Professional Studies at (630) 617-3300 or sps@elmhurst.edu.

Three of the master's degree programs enroll new students for the Summer Term—Master of Professional Accountancy, Master of Education in Teacher Leadership and the graduate certificate in Human Geography for AP. Information on the application process is also available from the Office of Adult and Graduate Admission.

ACCOUNTING

ACC 555-37 Negotiations

June 6–July 11, 2014
Lecture Friday
6:00–10:00 p.m., Circle Hall, Room 131
June 14–July 13, 2014
Lecture Saturday, Sunday
9:00 a.m.–5:00p.m., Circle Hall, Room 131
Harold Dahlstrand

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS

CSD 501-30 Clinical Practicum in CSD
.50 credit; 2 semester hours
Students treat pediatric and/or adult clients in areas related to receptive language, expressive language, cognitive communication, articulation, voice, fluency, oral motor, and/or feeding disorders.

June 9–July 19, 2014
Lecture Monday–Friday
8:00–9:00 a.m., Circle Hall, Room 203
Instructor: TBA

CSD 508-30 Counseling/Professional Issues in CSD
.75 course credit; 3 semester hours
Review of counseling and professional practices associated with communication and feeding/swallowing disorders. Develop appropriate interviewing and counseling skills for clients and their families. Contemporary professional issues in CSD will be discussed.

June 9–July 19, 2014
Lecture Monday–Thursday
12:00–1:00 p.m., Circle Hall, Room 203
Instructor: TBA

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

MBA 505-40 Strategies for Creating a Competitive Advantage
This course focuses on how managers of organizations use the strategic management process to create and maintain a competitive advantage. Course topics include the analysis of external and internal environments, the impact of globalization on organizations, strategic decision making, and competitive dynamics. Students actively participate in case study analysis, group decision making, and computer simulation activities. Prerequisites: MBA 500, 501, 502, 503, 504.

June 9–August 2, 2014
Lecture: TBA
Time & Place: TBA
Kelly Cherwin

MBA 505-46A Strategies for Creating a Competitive Advantage
This course focuses on how managers of organizations use the strategic management process to create and maintain a competitive advantage. Course topics include the analysis of external and internal environments, the impact of globalization on organizations, strategic decision making, and competitive dynamics. Students actively participate in case study analysis, group decision making, and computer simulation activities. Prerequisites: MBA 500, 501, 502, 503, 504.

June 9–August 2, 2014
Lecture: Tuesday
6:00–10:00 p.m., Cureton Hall, Room 024
Sondra Simpson

MBA 505-47 Strategies for Creating a Competitive Advantage
This course focuses on how managers of organizations use the strategic management process to create and maintain a competitive advantage. Course topics include the analysis of external and internal environments, the impact of globalization on organizations, strategic decision making, and competitive dynamics. Students actively participate in case study analysis, group decision making, and computer simulation activities. Prerequisites: MBA 500, 501, 502, 503, 504.

June 9–August 2, 2014
Lecture: Thursday
6:00–10:00 p.m., Cureton Hall, Room 024
Kelly Cunningham

MBA 555-37 Negotiations
June 6, 2013–July 11, 2014
Lecture Friday
6:00–10:00 p.m., Circle Hall, Room 131
June 14, 2013–July 13, 2013
Lecture Saturday, Sunday
9:00 a.m.–5:00p.m., Circle Hall, Room 131
Harold Dahlstrand

EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION

MEC 550-36 Typical and Atypical Development of Preschoolers and Primary Children
The developmental tasks of the preschool and school-age child are the focus of this course. Development in physical, motor, and sensory domains; psychosocial dimensions and health issues are presented. The impact of a disability upon development, the family system, and implications for educational programming are studied. The range of individual differences and disabilities is presented. Clinical component.

June 9–July 19, 2014
Lecture: Tuesday, Thursday
5:00–7:30 p.m., Ciricle Hall, Room 315
Therese Wehman

MEC 555-36 Child, Family & Community Relationships
The interdependence of culture, family, and child is a focus of this course. The impact of children with special needs upon families is discussed. Planning family-focused interventions and developing strategies for working collaboratively with parents in a variety of settings is examined. Clinical component.

June 9–July 19, 2014
Lecture: Tuesday, Thursday
7:45–9:00 p.m., Ciricle Hall, Room 315
Therese Wehman

TEACHER LEADERSHIP

MTL 512-10 Theoretical Foundations of ESL/Bilingual Education
.75 credit; 3 semester hours
This course is an overview of the theoretical framework of English as a Second Language (ESL) and Bilingual education. A variety of ESL/Bilingual models and programs implemented and applied in the public school classroom will be examined and explored, in addition to a study of the historical background of teaching ESL/Bilinqual students. EDU 312 is the undergraduate course equivalent.

June 23–July 12, 2014
Hybrid: Monday–Thursday
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Location: TBA
Instructor: TBA

MTL 513-20 Analyzing Reading Foundations
Teachers examine the history of reading from three perspectives: (a) reading from a historical perspective, (b) understanding current reading research, and (c) the study of reading as it applies to current classroom practice. There is an emphasis on reading research. Course topics include pivotal research studies, student texts and teaching methods used at different points in time, and trends in our schools that have led to some of the changes in how we teach reading. Teachers will focus on a facet of reading research that will most directly inform their own practices and impact student outcomes.

July 14–August 2, 2014
Hybrid: Monday–Thursday
1:00–4:00 p.m., Circle Hall, Room 315
Judy Fiene

MTL 528-10 Examining Issues and Trends in Teacher Leadership
Teachers will research, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the meaning of "teacher leadership" through investigating the current professional literature and their professional practice. The primary goal of the course is for teachers to enhance their understanding of teacher leadership, increase their leadership actions, and to learn how their actions can be a form of advocacy for improving education.

June 9–August 2, 2014
Lecture: TBA
Time & Place: TBA
Jeanne M. White

MTL 544-20 Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching English Language Learners
This course is designed for teachers to examine the relationship among culture, classroom practices, and policy and how this relationship influences the education of the English language learners. Teachers begin by first examining their own culture and their cultural assumptions and biases and how those influence teaching and learning in the classroom. Issues of equity, access and cross-cultural understandings are examined as well. Teachers will evaluate and design content materials and methods for implementing a multicultural approach to curriculum in the classroom.

July 14–August 2, 2014
Hybrid: Monday–Thursday
1:00–4:00 p.m., Circle Hall, Room 304
Instructor: TBA

MTL 561-36 Understanding the Middle Level Learner
.75 credit; 3 semester hours
An intensive study of the stages of adolescence development as presented through theory, research, and practical applications.  Students will examine a number of specific aspects of adolescent development including the following: the transitions of adolescence (cognitive, social, biological); the ways in which adolescents function within the many contexts of our society (peer groups, family, school); psychosocial development (personal identity, sexuality, autonomy); and the many issues and problems facing young adolescents in today's world (substance abuse, bullying, depression, and suicide).  EDU 361 and PSY 318 are undergraduate course equivalents.

June 9–August 2, 2014
Lecture: TBA
Time & Place: TBA
Emily Arens

MTL 563-46 The Middle School: History, Philosophy, Organizational Structures and Best Practices
An advance study of the history, philosophy, organization, and procedures of the middle school through observation and participation in a middle school setting as well as through content delivered in the college classroom.  Students will explore a number of middle level topics including age-appropriate instructional methods and strategies, the development of curriculum for the middle school learner, and classroom management strategies.  Additional topics will address the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical developmental stages of the middle level learner. EDU 360 is the under-graduate course equivalent.

June 9–August 2, 2014
Lecture: TBA
Time & Place: TBA
Emily Arens

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

SCM 540-46 Inventory Strategies
.50 credit; 2 semester hours
The course examines the role of inventory and various strategies in managing inventory in the supply chain. Topics include traditional versus zero-based inventory approaches, controlling cycle inventory, the role and cost of safety stock in managing uncertainty, optimizing product availability, shared risk issues, inventory velocity, stock-outs implications, sourcing strategies and inventory decision-making techniques and tools.

June 9–August 2, 2014
Lecture: Monday
6:00–8:10 p.m., Cureton Hall, Room 024
Roby Thomas

SCM 541-46 Warehouse Management Strategies
An examination of the strategic nature and importance of an effective warehouse network in the supply chain. Topics include the changing role of the warehousing function; value-added services; warehouse space needs forecasting; basic warehouse layout and design factors; material handling design; the decision to buy or lease warehouse space; and location analysis.

June 9–August 2, 2014
Lecture: Monday
8:20–10:30 p.m., Cureton Hall, Room 024
Mike D. Brown

SCM 575-46 Project in SCM
A final team project presentation and paper to demonstrate the integration of all aspects of the program. Subjects will be developed and approved in cooperation with the cohort146s faculty team.

June 9–August 2, 2014
Lecture: TBA
Time & Place: TBA
Roby Thomas

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