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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
SPAN 354
Modern Spanish Novel
Examines the development of the novel in Spain during the 19th and 20th centuries, with discussion of Romanticism, Regionalism, Realism and Naturalism. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 360
Read Span-Am Lit Pre-Col-19th
Surveys literature of Spanish-America from Pre-Columbian times to Romanticism. Emphasizes the clash between the autochthonous and the invading European culture that ultimately led to the formation of the Latin American character. Prerequisite: SPAN 2,81 or 282 or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 361
Span-Am Lit Modernismo to 20th
Covers the period from beginnings of Modernismo to the writers of the 20th century, emphasizing both prose and poetry. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 362
20th Cent Spanish-Amer Novel
Examines development of the novel in Latin America from the early 20th century to The Boom. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 400
Sr Sem in Lit, Ling & Cult Stu
Explores in a seminar setting a comparative literary, cultural, linguistic or pedagogical topic, including primary sources and relevant theory and criticism. The course teaches analytical and writing skills relevant to cultural, linguistic and liter,ary analysis. A major paper or unit plan is required of all participants. Required of senior majors in World Languages and Cultures. Prerequisite: Senior status during semester of enrollment, at least one 300-level course in the Department of Mod,ern Languages and Cultures.|
SPAN 401
St: Hispanic Lang & Culture
In-depth examination of contemporary Hispanic literature and cultural issues including but not limited to such topics as Hispanic Women Writers, Latino Cultures in the U.S. and relationships between Hispanic nations and the U.S. Course is taught in,Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 282 or permission from instructor|
SPAN 417
Span Lang & Culture Immersion
This course consists of a trip to a Spanish speaking country for two to five weeks depending on the itinerary planned by the instructor prior to departure (no matter what the length, however, it will consist of the usual number of semester hours). D,uring this period, students will visit places of historical and cultural interest in the country, receive lectures on the historical, cultural, artistic or literary importance of the sites visited, conduct as much of their daily routines in Spanish a,s possible. Course offered to graduate students and undergraduates.|
SPAN 461
Readings In Hispanic Lit
Selected readings determined by the needs and interests of the individual student. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent.|
SPAN 501
St: Hispanic Lang & Culture
In-depth examination of contemporary Hispanic literature and cultural issues including but not limited to such topics as Hispanic Women Writers, Latino Cultures in the U.S. and relationships between Hispanic nations and the U.S. Course is taught in,Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 282 or permission from instructor.|
SPAN 540
Hispanic Film
This course will examine major Spanish and Latin American films. It offers a special and important perspective to approach the contemporary history and culture of Hispanic countries. Students are encouraged to develop an awareness of differences be,tween Hispanic and Anglo-American cultures. Course is taught in Spanish.|
SPAN 561
Supr Readings Hispanic Lit
Selected readings determined by the needs and interests of the individual student.|
SPED 110
Human Except
A study of the causes, characteristics, and implications--educational, social, and vocational--of people who are exceptional because of intelligence, physical development, behavior, vision, hearing, and/or speech. Acquaints prospective professional p,ersonnel with vocational opportunities in special education and rehabilitation. Each semester on Clarion Campus, and Fall Semester at Venango Campus. Multicultural education will be applied.|
SPED 126
Intro To Human Services
This course serves as an interdisciplinary orientation to the field of human services, including education, mental health, substance abuse, gerontology, disability, youth services, rehabilitation, and criminal justice. The history and philosophy of,human services, human services as careers, and function of human services agencies are explored with an emphasis placed on the reciprocal interactions between human service providers and their consumers.|
SPED 128
High Incidence Except
This course provides an introduction to the prevalence, incidence, etiology, development, definitions, history, treatment approaches, service delivery options, and characteristics of individuals with high incidence exceptionalities, including mild me,ntal retardation, learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, emotional and behavioral disorders, and gifted and talented.|
SPED 129
Low Incidence Except
This course provides an introduction to the prevalence, incidence, etiology, development, and characteristics of individuals with low incidence disabilities including vision and hearing disabilities, physical disabilities, autism, moderate to profoun,d reatardation, deaf-blind, and multiple disabilities.|
SPED 211
Intellectual Disabilites
This ia comprehensive study of the biological, psychosocial, and educational implications of intellectual disabilities, including a consideration of etiology; assessment and diagnosis; educational programs, including preschool and post school; adult,social and vocational adjustment; national and local programs, and research. Prerequisite: One of the following three courses: REHB 126, SPED 128, SPED 129|
SPED 220
Nat Of Ment Retar
Comprehensive study of the biological, psychosocial, and educational implications of retarded mental development, including a consideration of etiology; assessment and diagnosis; educational programs, including preschool and postschool; multicultural, issues; adult social and vocational adjustment; national and local programs; and research. Prerequisite: SPED 126. Each semester on Clarion Campus, and Spring Semester at Venango Campus. Multicultural education will be applied.|
SPED 227
Neuro Impair & Phys Disorders
Presents the major physical disabilities, the reaction of family and individuals to the disability, therapeutic procedures, rehabilitation services, and direct contacts with persons with disabilities. Prerequisite: REHB 126. Each semester on Clarion,Campus, and Fall Semester at Venango Campus.|
SPED 230
Soc Emot Disturbed
Focuses on the nature of social and emotional disturbances, and familiarizes the student with atypical behaviors utilizing current classification systems and theoretical models. Emphasizes history, etiology, nature, characteristics, assessment, and t,reatment approaches. Prerequisites: SPED 126, 128, 129, 226, and 245. Each semester.|
SPED 245
Applied Behavior Analysis
This course focuses on principles of applied behavioral analysis in an assessment and treatment of behavioral excess or deficiencies, students will design programs to increase skill acquisition or reducing inappropriate behavior for either groups or,individuals in special education or rehabilitative settings. Prerequisite: SPED 128 & 129|
SPED 262
Intro To Serv Learning
Provides an overview of service learning. Presents history, legislation, and theory relevant to service in addition to the components and standards of service learning. Students will be prepared for service through readings in the subject area, sensi,tivity training, conflict resolution, and etiquette. Students will then spend 30 hours in community-based service activity at three of five priority sites. Students will reflect in writing upon their service and will attend weekly seminars. Prerequis,ite: ENG 110. On demand.|
SPED 345
Sec Trans & Voc Serv
Examines issues and options relative to secondary educational and vocational services for the disabled. Prerequisites: REHB 227 and SPED 220. Each semester.|
SPED 350
Seminar-Contem Issues Spec Ed
In this course students will identify critical features that are essential for the implementation of a standards-based instructional delivery system. Students will review the components of a Response to Intervention (RtI) Instructional Delivery Syst,em and the application of the RtI process in meeting the instructional needs of all students. Prerequisite: SPED 128, 129, 245|
SPED 381
Special Read & Writ Exp Inst
Provides students with specific data-based strategies to teach reading and writing to students with disabilities. Prerequisite: SPED 126, 220, 226, 227, 230, 235, 245.|
SPED 400
Special Topics
Deals with topical themes in special education to expand the knowledge and competence of teachers. Enrollment is by consent of the instructor. Summers only, on demand.|
SPED 411
Ed Assess Pract
Participants conduct a child study in a school setting by selecting, acquiring, analyzing, and synthesizing information needed for educational decision-making regarding an individual with disabilities or with a suspected disability, and using the res,ults to develop an educational intervention plan. Prerequisite: SPED 320 and students must receive a C or better in SPED 462. Each semester.|
SPED 415
In Dev Strat Mild/Mod Hand
This is the study of individualizing instruction for students with mild disabilities. It involves designing basic instructional sequences utilizing behavioral objectives, matching media, learner, and goal characteristics, and evaluating the effectiv,es of instruction. Prerequisites: SPED 320, 360, 380, 381. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 416. Each semester.|
SPED 416
Clin Prac-Mild Dis
This is the study of individualizing instruction for students with mild disabilities. It involves designing basic instructional sequences utilizing behavioral objectives, matching media, learner, and goal characteristics, and evaluating the effectiv,eness of instruction. Prerequisite: SPED 320, 360, 380, 381. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 415.|
SPED 418
Excep Reg Class Id & Ser
Prepares students to deal with the nature and needs of the exceptional person in the regular classroom. Examines contermporary methods of identification, services for the exceptional individual, and legal aspects of the least restrictive environment., Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.|
SPED 420
In Dev Strat S Ph
Study the processes of individualizing instruction for people with moderate, severe, and multiple disabilities. Design basic instructional sequences utilizing behavioral objectives, match instruction with learner and goal characteristics; identify a,ppropriate instructional strategies, and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. Students will apply oral and written communication skills, quantitative reasoning skills, and other fundamental academic skills to the field of special education. P,rerequisite: SPED 320, 360, 380, 381. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 421. Each semester.|