Summer 2015

Start: May 18
End: August 10

Counseling Program
Start: June 1
End: July 24

Memorial Day: May 26
Independence day: July 4

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registration dates

March 17
12:00 Noon
Mandatory Pre-registration Check-In. Instructions provided in FoxLink.
March 24-27 Registration for Counseling students only.
March 24 - May 18
Registration for Education, Human Resources, and Liberal Studies students
May 18, 2015 Payment Deadline all programs except Counseling:
Full tuition payment must be received by the Holt School or Bursar's Office prior to 5:00 p.m. A low-cost payment plan is available. Please refer to payment instructions.
June 1, 2015 Payment Deadline for Counseling Only:
Full tuition payment must be received by the Holt School or Bursar's Office prior to 5:00 p.m. A low-cost payment plan is available. Please refer to payment instructions.

mental health counseling


Rate: $591 per credit hour

course descriptions

Descriptions pertain to the Summer semester only.

CPY 535 Career and Lifestyle Development 
This course is designed to facilitate student development of knowledge, skills and competencies to engage in counseling clients with career issues; to utilize occupational/career resources including technology-based resources and assessments; to examine theories of career development and decision-making; to develop the ability to evaluate and implement appropriate assessments; to collaborate with clients in identifying personal and career goals; and to organize and implement program planning and techniques and do so in a diversity of work settings. The interrelationship of work, family, relationships, geographic location, leisure, cultural diversity, gender roles, economic trends, oppression, diverse life roles, and other sociopolitical factors are explored in relation to career and lifestyle issues in comprehending the career narrative of clients.  Lab fee will be assessed. Prerequisites: CPY 525, CPY 530, or permission. 

CPY 540 Advanced Theory and Practice of Group Counseling 
This course is designed to train students in the fundamental concepts and skills necessary to lead counseling and therapy groups. Course activities include lecture, demonstration, discussion of assigned readings, and experience as member and leader in simulated counseling and therapy groups. Prerequisites: CPY 525, CPY 530.

CPY 545 Legal, Professional, and Ethical Issues in Counseling 
This course examines ethical and legal standards, their evolution, methods of change, and applications to various counseling professional activities. Professional counseling organizations, standards of preparation, certifications, licensure and the role identity and professional obligations of counselors are addressed. Prerequisite: CPY 525 or permission.

CPY 560 Community Counseling and Crisis Intervention 
This course explores the roles and functions of counselors as they practice in diverse communities. Specifically the course will provide students with an understanding of the socio-economic and political influences that affect the availability of mental health services as well as public access to community counseling agencies and organizations. It will also review public policy, funding, administration, and program evaluation in community counseling. Students will gain knowledge and skills to assist individuals and families during times of crisis and trauma, including suicide prevention/intervention strategies and civil commitment procedures. Finally, the course will address the role counselors can play during times of community disaster. Prerequisites: CPY 515, CPY 525.

CPY 603 Addictive Disorders 
This course includes research and theories of substance use and abuse as well as principles and practices for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of substance abuse and addiction. The diversity of addictions is studied including dual diagnoses and interrelationship of addictive modalities. Students will develop specific strategies for working with addictive clients, knowledge about referral resources, and promotion of responsible behavior.

CPY 662 Counseling Contemporary College Students 
Overview of historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of student development and college counseling; provision of developmentally appropriate services (e.g., counseling, preventive programming, outreach, coordination of campus services) for contemporary college students; and an exploration of the diverse post-secondary student: academic characteristics, socioeconomic background, finances, self-concept, interests, peer-group influences, personality characteristics, developmental tasks, reasons for attending college, reactions to college, choice of vocation, major field of study, freedom and authority, educational and occupational aspirations, and dropouts.

PSY 660: Pre-Practicum in Counseling and Social Justice Advocacy 
This pre-practicum course introduces graduate counseling students to clinical mental health delivery systems, practice settings, and professional social justice advocacy roles through service learning in community organizations and agencies. Students are expected to participate in 200 hours of field work experience during their first two years in the program as partial fulfillment of the pre-degree experience requirements for Florida licensure. These community engagement activities involve on-site experience in agencies and with community organizations that will culminate prior to beginning practicum. Enrollment in this course will be the summer immediately prior to the semester of enrollment in PSY 680: Practicum and Internship I in a Clinical Mental Health Setting and is a graded as a credit/no-credit course.

master of arts in teaching / master of education


Rate: $510 per credit hour

course descriptions

Descriptions pertain to the Summer semester only.

EDU 536: Research in Education 
An analysis of the current issues in education. Topics for discussion may include technology in the classroom, current curricular trends, important educational research results, and others. A formal search of the literature is required. Each student may choose his/her own area of interest to research. M.Ed. students conduct a study with elementary students.

EDU 580: The Multicultural Classroom: Issues in Cross-Cultural Communication and Understanding 
Examines cultural pluralism in the classroom: multicultural education, diversity and teaching, bilingual education, racism, tracking, and teacher preparation. This course is a designated ESOL stand-alone certification course in the Department of Education and is intended to meet the competencies and skills that are required for Teacher Certification in Florida.

RED 509 Foundations of Reading
This is the introductory course in the reading sequence. The course covers the theoretical models of reading, emergent literacy, phonics instruction, and the reading/writing connections. A balanced approach to reading instruction is emphasized.

RED 569: Research Based Practical Reading
This course immerses students in authentic literature appropriate for elementary grade reading instruction. Students will become familiar with a variety of major children’s authors and illustrators, the genres of children’s literature, recent research in the field, and techniques for the effective use of children’s literature in the classroom. Emphasis on strategies appropriate for responding to literature and participating in literature circles.

master of human resources


Rate: $599 per credit hour

course description

Descriptions pertain to the Summer semester only.

MHR 543: Employee Relations 
Examines common approaches to employee-centered issues. Explores company responses to problems in workplace laws and regulations regarding hiring and firing, personnel practices, wage and hour requirements, employee benefits, family and medical leave, health and safety, illegal discrimination, workers with disabilities, termination, employee privacy, independent contractors, and unions.

MHR 610: Managing the Human Resource Department 
This course looks at the field of human resources from a department leadership perspective. Using the case method, students will develop a problem solving approach to issues that affect organizational effectiveness and employee development.

MHR 591: SHRM National Conference
This course is designed to help students explore the concept of continuing professional education (Life Long Learning) in the context of the Society for Human Resource Management’s Annual Professional Conference. Prior to the conference, we will meet to develop conference plans. During the conference, we will meet daily to discuss what people are learning. After the conference, each student will write a reflection on his or her participation and learning.

master of liberal studies


Rate: $450 per credit hour

course descriptions

Descriptions pertain to the Summer semester only.

MLS 505 Aesthetics & Politics of Art
This course is framed by the question "when does art/artistic representation have ethical impact?" It examines how aesthetic criteria for judging artworks might or might not overlap with ethical criteria. We will explore the  work and life of Leni Riefensthal; cultural imperialist tendencies of glossy tourist-art-books about impoverished locations; the Bauhaus movement ; representational versus non-representational art; the "Warhol effect" of blurring art and everyday consumer goods; handmade artifacts versus mechanical reproductions; and the theme of "moral imagination through arts" of philosopher Martha Nussbaum and others.

MLS 542M In Our Time - Hemingway
In Our Time, the final version of Ernest Hemingway’s two more abbreviated first publications, presents a loosely interwoven though tightly structured series of stories and vignettes modeling the developing style that was to make him famous.  Rising critical acclaim over the past several decades acknowledges the collection as a veritable artistic studio for the young writer, and this course will examine in close detail the structure, style, thematic paradigms, literary relevance, historic backdrop and modernistic tenets Hemingway establishes here and further develops in his later more canonically recognized texts.

MLS 551M Teach & Learn Humanities I
Contemporary Teaching and Learning in the Humanities provides a foundation in both learning theory and the practical application of teaching methodologies in various modalities and contexts. Designed for discipline experts within the humanities desiring to teach [community college, secondary, college and university] the course provides strategies and techniques to deliver and measure effective instruction for a diverse student body. Topics include learning theory foundations, andragogy, instructional Design, instructional alignment, formative & summative assessment, implications for contemporary learning. 

MLS 567 The Literary South