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Bachelor of Arts in Genealogical Studies

GEN 200: Kinship Theory Section I
GEN 202: Basic Genealogy
GEN 203: Essential Legal Concepts in Genealogy
GEN 204: Methodologies in Military Records Research
GEN 208: US Court, Probate and Immigration Records
GEN 220: Lineage Papers Research
GEN 222: Entrepreneurship for Genealogists
GEN 243: Developing Power Point Slides for Teaching
GEN 252: Teaching for Learning in Genealogical Studies, the Objectives Based Model
SOC 241: Sociology of the Family
SOC 242: Social Problems
ANT 231: Introduction to Anthropology
ASC 101: English Composition
ASC 102: Developing Social Communication Skills
ASC 103: English Literature
ASC 111: History of the U.S. I
ASC 112: History of the U.S. II
ASC 113: United States Government
ASC 120: Introduction to Sociology
ASC 140: Basic Mathematics
ASC 141: Introduction to Life Sciences
HUM 101: The Destiny of Abraham Lincoln
HUM 102: Mozart and the Evolution of Western Music
HUM 104: William Shakespeare: Drama and Self Knowledge
HUM 105: Introduction to Rembrandt
HUM 106: The Spiritual Search in Fiction
HUM 107: Learning from History
HUM 108: The Profit Motive
HUM 109: Leonardo the Turning Point
HUM 110: Benjamin Franklin: American Initiate
HUM 112: Our 12 senses: Insights from King Lear
HST 223: A Liberal Society: The Goal of the American Revolution
HST 224: The Birth of a Nation: Abraham Lincoln's Union
ILT/SIT 503: E-Learning Theory and Models (3 credits)
ILT 530: Creating the Online Classroom (3 credits)

GEN 200: Kinship Theory Section I (3 credits)
Instructor and Author, Dr. Carolyn Earle Billingsley

Resources required and suggested:
Resources to purchase or own for your permanent library; every serious genealogist should own or have easy access to the following:

  • Communities of Kinship: Antebellum Families and the Settlement of the Cotton Frontier, by Carolyn Earle Billingsley (University of Georgia Press, 2004).
  • Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian, by Elizabeth Shown Mills (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co, 1997).
  • Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, by Elizabeth Shown Mills (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2007).
  • Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians, by Elizabeth Shown Mills (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 2001).
  • Quicksheet Citing Online Historical Resources: Evidence! Style, by Elizabeth Shown Mills (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co, 2005).
  • Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003).
  • A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, by Kate L. Turabian, John Grossman, and Alice Bennett. Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996).
  • NOTE: Form and Style, Research Papers, Reports, Theses, by Carole Slade, 12th ed. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003) is the standard style manual for Akamai University
  • The Source A Guidebook to American Genealogy, edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking (Provo,
  • Genealogy Software, such as Family Tree Maker
  • The Handybook for Genealogists United States of America (Logan, Utah: Everton Publishers, 2006)

NOTE: You must either have a subscription to Ancestry.com and other essential online databases, or be able to access to them through a library. No serious genealogist today can produce adequate work without using these resources.

Materials provided by instructor

  • Bibliography: Handouts distributed via email attachment to students
  • Historical & genealogical articles from periodicals, provided as needed by instructor
  • Beginner’s Guide to Family History Research, by Carolyn Earle Billingsley and Desmond Walls Allen: free online at http://www.arkansasresearch.com/guide.html
  • Other articles deemed useful for the student, as required

GEN 203: Essential Legal Concepts in Genealogy (3 credits)
(Instructor: Dr. Donn Devine)

Required Textbooks:

Required References:

  • Black’s Law Dictionary, 4th Edition (1951; dated before 1979) or earlier; not to be confused with the recent soft-cover version, now in a 3rd edition; 1st edition (1891) and 2nd edition (1910) available on CD-ROM. Used copies available from Amazon and other used book networks.
  • Carole Slade, Form and Style, Research Papers- Reports –Theses, 12th Edition, (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2003) This is the Standard Akamai Reference Manual. Inexpensive used copies are available from Amazon.

Additional Reading:

    Sir William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England (London: 1765-1769); online and also online
.

GEN 204: Methodologies in Military Records Research (2 credits)
(Instructor: Gordon S. Harmon)
Required Textbook:
Greenwood, Val. P. The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, 3rd Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002.
Slade, Carol. Form and Style, Research Papers, Reports, Thesis, 12th Edition. Boston: Houghton Miffin Company, 2003.
Additional Required Readings:
Eakel, Arlene and Cerney, Johni, Editors. The Source, A Guidebook of American Genealogy. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing Company, 1984 (or later Editions)

GEN 208: US Court, Probate and Immigration Records (3 credits)
Instructor: Prof. Gordon S. Harmon

Required Textbooks:
Greenwood, Val. D. The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy, 3rd Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 2000.
Slade, Carol. Form and Style, Research Papers, Reports, Thesis, 12th Edition . Boston: Houghton Miffin Company, 2001.
Additional Required Readings
Eakel, Arlene and Cerney, Johni, Editors. The Source, A Guidebook of American Genealogy. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing Company, 1984 (or later edition.
Supplemental and Suggested Readings Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained: Citing Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2007.
Mills, Elizabeth Shown, Editor. Professional Genealogy A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers and Librarians. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2001).
The Board of Certification for Genealogical Standards Manual, Millennium Edition. (Orem, Utah: Ancestry Publishing).

GEN 220: Lineage Papers Research (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. Margaret Gibson Phillips)

Textbooks:
Eichholz, Alice, Ancestry's Redbook: American State, County and Town Sources. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992. (or later)
Family Tree Make (Any recent edition)
Slade, Carole. Form and Style, Research Papers-Reports-Theses. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Co. 2003.

GEN 222: Entrepreneurship for Genealogists (3 credits)
(Instructor and Author: Dr. Mirjana Radovic)

Textbook:
Radovic, Mirjana, Entrepreneurship: Theoretical and Practical Guide on All Aspects for Starting Successful Small Business ISBN: 8690372792
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GEN 243: Developing Power Point Slides for Teaching
Instructor Prof. Antonio Cardona

Textbook:
Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire with CDR, Microsoft Press, 2008 (ISBN: 0735623872)
Carole Slade, Form and Style, Research Papers, Reports, Theses, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2003, twelfth edition.
Supplemental Materials
As recommended by the Instructor during the course Other online articles germane to PowerPoint Development.

GEN 252: Teaching for Learning in Genealogical Studies, the Objectives Based Model
Instructor: Dr. LaWanna Lease Blount

Required Textbooks:

  • Robert Mager, Preparing Instructional Objectives, A Critical Tool in the Development of Effective Instruction, Atlanta, Georgia: The Center for Effective Performance, Inc., 1997.
  • Laurie Brady, Curriculum Development in Australia, Sydney: Prentice Hall of Australia, Pty.Ltd., 1983. (Used copies available from Amazon.com) , These used copies are priced at $67 and up.
  • Akamai Standard Reference Manual Carole Slade, Form and Style, Research Papers,Reports, Theses. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
  • Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, fifth ed. 1987.

Supplemental Materials

  • Ralph W. Tyler, Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1949. (This book should be in any college library)
  • Nicholls, Audrey and Howard, Developing A Curriculum: A Practical Guide, New Edition, London: George Allen & Unwin, 1978
  • Bruce Joyce, Marsha Weil, with Emily Calhoun. Models of Teaching, sixth ed., Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000, Chapter 3, pages 247 – 259.
  • Malcolm Knowles, Elwood F. Holton III, Richard A Swanson, The Adult Learner 5th ed., Woburn, MA: Butterworth-Heineman, 1998.

SOC 241: Sociology of the Family (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. LaWanna Lease Blount

Required Textbook

Schwartz, Mary Ann, and Scott, Barbara Marliene. Marriages and Families, Diversity and Change. Prentice- Hall; Englewood Cliffs, 2007 (fourth or fifth edition) Note: Used copies of this text in paperback are available from Amazon.com from $5.00 and up.

Companion Website: The companion website for the text of the fourth/fifth edition is http://www.prenhall.com/Schwartz. There are study questions and activities for each chapter. You will be assigned 5 of the essay type questions for five chapters to hand in to instructor for assessment.

Reference Manual
Slade, Carole, Form and Style, Research Papers, Reports, Theses. 12 th. ed., Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2003.

Additional References

  • Turabian, Kate, L, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. (latest edition)
  • Mills, Elizabeth Shown, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 2007.

Additional Reading

  • Blankenhorn, David. Fatherless America. New York: Harper Collins, 1995
  • Cherlin, Andrew J, Furstenberg, Frank F. The New American Grandparent. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, 1992
  • Covey, Stephen R., The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families. New York: St Martin’s Griffin, 1997.
  • Eyre, Linda and Richard. 3 Steps to a Strong Family. New York : Simon and Schuster. 1994.
  • Lewis, Paul. The 5ive Key Habits of Smart Dads. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Pub. House. 1994.
  • McGraw, Dr. Phil. Family First. New York: Free Press, 2004
  • Pipher, Mary, Ph.D. The Shelter of Each Other, Rebuilding Our Families. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1996.
  • Schlessinger, Dr. Laura. Parenthood by Proxy. New York: Cliff St. Books, 2004.
  • Wallerstein, Judith S., and Sandra Blakeslee. The Good Marriage,. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.

NOTES:
Students are encouraged to find other readings of their choice.
Relevant articles will be handed out to students during the course.

SOC 242 Social Problems (3 credits)
Instructor: Dr. LaWanna Lease Blount

Textbook:
Finsterbusch, Kurt, Social Problems, 07/08 Annual Editions, Guilford, Connecticut: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill, 1999/2000 ( 27th edition)

Assigned Readings
On the pages introducing each of the units in your textbook, there are carefully researched and selected lists of World Wide Web sites. These web sites support the articles in your textbook and are cross referenced by number in the topic guide on the preceding text book pages. You will be expected to discuss some of these articles with your instructor, and utilize the appropriate articles to inform your investigation for your major assignment. There are many books currently being published that relate to the social problems and issues being addressed in the course. Students are expected to explore current book lists of readings related to the issues addressed in the course.

Reference Manuals

  • Slade, Carole. Form and Style, Research Papers, Reports and Theses, 12th, ed, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. This is the Reference Manual Adopted by Akamai University.
  • Mills, Elizabeth Shown, Evidence Explained, Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace,. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2006
  • Kate L. Turabian. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations Chicago, University of Chicago Press, (latest edition)

Other Readings

  • Bennett, William J., The Devaluing of America, The Fight for Our Culture and Our Children. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992.
  • Bennett, William J.The Index of Leading Cultural Indicators Facts and Figures on the State of American Society. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994.
  • O’Reilly, Bill. Culture Warrior. New York: Broadway Books, 2006.

Recommended Journals

  • American Sociological Review
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
  • Journal of Sociology

ANT 231: Introduction to Anthropology
Instructor: Lisa Mertz

Required Textbooks
Barbara Miller, Cultural Anthropology, Fourth Edition, New York: Pearson, Allyn and Bacon, 2003 ISBN: -205-40138-4
James Spradley, and David W. McCurdy, Conformity and Conflict, Readings in Cultural Anthropology, eleventh edition, Pearson Education, Inc., 2003. ISBN:O-205-35479-3
Required World Wide Web site:
http://anthro.palomar.edu/tutorials/cultural.htm
Akamai Reference Manual
Slade, Carole, Form and Style, Research Papers, Reports, Theses. 12th ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2003.
Additional References
Turabian, Kate, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers Theses, and Dissertations. Chicago: The University of Chicago press. (Latest edition).
Mills, Elizabeth Shown, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 2007.

ASC 101: English Composition (3 credits)
Instructor: Prof. Andrew Flaxman

Textbooks:
The Razor's Edge by Somerset Maugham
The Last Barrier, by Reshad Feild

ASC 102: Developing Social Communication Skills (3 credits)
Instructor Dr. Margaret G. Phillips

Textbook:
Myers, Virginia Hunter; Communications Applications, New York: Glencoe McGraw-Hill, 2001.
Akamai Reference Manual:
Slade, Carole. Form and Style: Research Papers, Reports, Theses, 12th Edition, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2003.
Additional Reference Manual:
Turabian, Kate L., A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Chicago: The University of Chicage Press.(Late Edition)

ASC 103: English Literature (3 credits)
Instructor: Prof. Andrew Flaxman
Either view or read, King Lear, Hamlet and The Tempest

ASC 111: History of the U.S. I (3 credits)
(Instructor: Prof. Andrew Flaxman

Textbook:
America – A Narrative History (Vol. 1), George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi (Norton & Co., New York, 2004) - Available used.
Students will read the lecture/guide from Educate Yourself for Tomorrow.
Founding Brothers, Joseph J. Ellis (Vintage Books, New York, 2000)
The Liberty Bell Papers, Virginia Moore (Continuum, New York, 1980)
Akamai Reference Manual: Slade, Carole, Form and Style, Research Papers, Reports, Theses 12th edition) –used copies available

ASC 112. History of the U.S. II (3 credits)
(Instructor: Prof. Andrew Flaxman

  • Thucydides's Peloponnesian War; The Prince by Machiavelli
  • On Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau, and Letter from Birmngham City Jail, by Martin Luther King, Jr.

ASC 113: United States Government (3 credits)
Instructor: Prof. Andrew Flaxman
Textbook:
The Liberty Bell Papers by Viginia Moore
Lincoln by Carl Sandburg (abridged version)

ASC 120: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
(Instructor: Dr. Ruth Huffman-Hine)

Textbook:
David Popenoe. Sociology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NJ. Prentice Hall, 11th Edition 2000
Supplemental Materials:
Prentice Hall companion website

ASC 140: Basic Mathematics (3 credits)
(Instructor and Author: Dr. Donald F. Logsdon, Jr.)

Textbook
Martin-Gay, K. (2005) Basic College Mathematic, 3rd Edition. Prentice Hall, ISBN-10:0131868365

ASC 141 Introduction to Life Sciences (3 credits)
(Instructor and Author: Dr. Donald F. Logsdon, Jr.)

Textbook
Krough, D. (2008) Biology: A Guide to the Natural World, Fourth Edition. Benjamin Cummings

HUM 101: The Destiny of Abraham Lincoln (3 credits)
(Instructor: Prof. Andrew Flaxman)

Text and Readings:
Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years
By Carl Sandburg
Lincoln at Gettysburg by Garry Willis
Lincoln’s Greatest Speech by Ronald C. White
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HUM 102: Mozart and the Evolution of Western Music (3 credits)
(Instructor: Prof. Andrew Flaxman)

Textbooks:
Mozart by Marcia Davenport
Mozart’s the Magic Flute (video)
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HUM 104: William Shakespeare: Drama and Self Knowledge (3 credits)
(Instructor: Prof. Andrew Flaxman)

Textbook:
William Shakespeare: The Complete Works by William Shakespeeare
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HUM 105: Introduction to Rembrandt (3 credits)
(Instructor: Prof. Andrew Flaxman)

Textbook:
Masters of Art: Rembrandt by Ludwig Munz and Bob Haak
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HUM 106: The Spiritual Search in Fiction (3 credits)
(Instructor: Prof. Andrew Flaxman)

Textbooks:
The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
The Last Barrier by Reshad Field
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HUM 107: Learning from History (3 credits)
(Instructor: Prof. Andrew Flaxman)

Textbooks:
History of the Peloponnesian War- Thucydides
The Prince by Machiavelli
On Civil Disobedience- Henry David Thoreau
Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Writings and Speeches that Changed the World by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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HUM 108: The Profit Motive (3 credits)
(Instructor: Prof. Andrew Flaxman)

Textbooks:
The Worldly Philosophers Robert Heilbroner
The Servant as Leader- Robert K. Greenhead
The Soul of Economics by Denise Breton and Christopher Largent
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HUM 109: Leonardo the Turning Point (3 credits)
(Instructor: Prof. Andrew Flaxman)

Textbook:
Master’s of Art: Leonardo Da Vinci by Jack Wasserman
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HUM 110: Benjamin Franklin: American Initiate (3 credits)
(Instructor: Prof. Andrew Flaxman)

Textbooks:
The First American by H.W. Brands
Autobiography Benjamin Franklin
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HUM 112: Our 12 senses: Insights from King Lear (3 credits)
(Instructor: Prof. Andrew Flaxman)

Textbooks:
Shakespeare, Drama and Self Knowledge
Shakespeare, King Lear (film) 1984
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HST 223: A Liberal Society: The Goal of the American Revolution
(Instructor: Prof. Andrew Flaxman

  • Founding Brothers,by Joseph Ellis
  • The LIberty Bell Papers by Virginia Moore

HST 224 : The Birth of a Nation: Abraham Lincoln's Union (3 credits)
(Instructor: Prof. Andrew Flaxman

  • Lincoln by Carl Sandburg; Lincoln at Gettysburg, by Gary Wills
  • Lincoln's Greatest Speech, by Ronald C. White Jr.

ILT/SIT 503: E-Learning Theory and Models (3 credits)
Instructor: Antonio Cardona
Required Study Materials:
Tisha Bender, Discussion-based Online Teaching to Enhance Student Learning: Theory, Practice and Assessment, Stylus Publishing, LLC, Sterling, Virginia, 2003.
Carole Slade, Form and Style, Research Papers, Reports, Theses, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2003, twelfth edition
Supplemental resources:
Other online articles germane to Online Teaching and Learning.

ILT 530: Creating the Online Classroom (3 credits)
Instructor: Antonio Cardona
Required Study Materials:

  • Ko,Susan, Teaching Online, a Practical Guide, 2nd Edition, Susan Ko, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004
  • Porter, Lynette, Creating the Virtual Classroom, Distance learning With the Internet, New York: Wiley Computer Publishing, 1997 or latest revision
  • Slade, Carole, Form and Style, Research Papers, Reports, Theses, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2003, Twelfth Edition.
    SUGGESTED SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCES:
    Other online articles suggested by the Instructor and germane to the creation of online and internet Teaching and Learning.
  • Turabian, Kate, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertation, Chicago: Manual Style: University of Chicago Press, 1982. (Any of the more recent editions will work well.)
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