Fall 2021 degree program class schedule available, registration opens July 14

June 30, 2021

The fall 2021 online schedule of SPCS degree program classes is now available online for viewing and planning. Registration opens for continuing and newly admitted students on Wednesday, July 14 at 9 a.m.

In response to the University’s physical distancing framework, fall 2021 plans, vaccination requirement and updated mask policy, we’re offering a combination of in-person, online and hybrid classes for the fall.

  • In-person classes will meet in campus classrooms as scheduled. Confirm classroom locations in BannerWeb.
  • Online classes will not meet on campus. They may be offered as live remote sessions via Zoom, as self-paced learning modules, or as combined remote and self-paced instruction. Details are provided with each section.
  • Hybrid classes will provide a combination of in-person and online instruction. Details are provided with each section; confirm classroom locations in BannerWeb.

To view classes by one of these instructional modes, use the “Tag” drop-down menu in the search interface to select In-Person, Online or Hybrid

Questions about scheduling and registering should be directed to your advisor.

New Special Interest Courses

We’re offering a number of special interest courses across multiple programs this fall. Some of these courses may be available as electives beyond the program identified; check with your advisor for eligibility. This list is a sampling of available options. Use keyword “selected topics” to search for additional special interest courses.

In the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts (BALA) major in Liberal Arts:

HIST 398U ST: Latin Everywhere

This course, offered for credit as either History or Understanding Culture and Language, examines ancient Roman history, culture, and the Latin roots of much of our English language and links them to how they have had, and continue to have, powerful influence on many aspects of the history, culture, and language of our nation from its founding to the present.

In the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies (BSPS) majors in Information Security and IT Management:

ISYS 398U ST: Advanced Cloud Computing

Implement and configure a cloud environment based on specifications. Analyze current workloads, migrate existing IT systems to the cloud, and configure new systems or services to enhance business operations. Manage the implementation of the cloud to ensure successful deployment. Configure features for elasticity, availability, and scalability using industry-standard techniques, best practices, and tools. Prerequisite: ISYS 365U.

In the BSPS major in Paralegal Studies:

LA 398U ST: Legal Tech and e-Discovery

This class will introduce students to the most common uses of technology in legal practice, law firm management, and the judicial system, with a particular emphasis on electronic evidence and discovery. In addition to reading assignments, lecture, and discussion, the course will provide practical experience with technology processes and tools the student is likely to encounter in the legal workplace.

In the Master of Teaching and the Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction:

EDUC 598U ST: Adult Learning Theory

Adult Learning Theory (ALT) encompasses a wide variety of approaches to working with, teaching and learning alongside adults. This course will explore the various components and iterations of Adult Learning Theory, including Self-Directed Learning and Transformational Learning, while providing opportunities for practical application of this knowledge to the educators professional practice. In the course, students will develop collaborative projects within their educational setting alongside colleagues that incorporate adult learning strategies and tools, while reflecting on the impacts of these projects on the students and other stakeholders within the educational setting.

In the Master of HR Management:

HRM 598U ST: Diversity in Organizations

Introduces students to theoretical and practical ideas about diversity in organizations. Students will explore strategies to address diversity as a manager and employee. Research relevant to organizations, and many functions within organizations including human resources (recruitment, selection, training and development, performance management and evaluation, safety and health, etc.), marketing, and customer relations will be discussed. Students will explore strategies to address diversity issues in many different types of organizations and study legislation related to diversity, and trends in diversity from a variety of sources.

In the Master of Nonprofit Studies:

NPS 598U ST: Innovations in Organizational Norms and Practices

In this course we will explore these questions: How can we as nonprofit leaders put into place practices within our nonprofits that reflect values of equity, representation, and democracy? How can such practices strengthen nonprofit success? What are the challenges and risks? What are the constraints? Throughout the course we will explore a variety of real-world egalitarian, participatory and inclusive practices used by nonprofits in the Richmond area and nationwide. The course will feature guest speakers, engaging activities, and a research project. Our discussion will be informed by sociological concepts.

In the Master of Liberal Arts:

MLA 598U ST: Gender and the Law

This course will examine key legal developments related to gender equality in the United States. It will provide students with a foundation for analyzing the law¿s role in both perpetuating and remedying sex or gender discrimination. We will examine significant legal cases and statutes covering a range of topics, including constitutional law, employment discrimination, educational rights, fair housing, gender-based violence, and regulation of reproductive rights.