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Elementary Education B.A.

Division of Education
Division of Education
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 51
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
A separate admissions process must be completed and admission granted before students enroll in this program. The elementary education major leads to Minnesota licensure as a teacher of grades K-6. Students obtaining a K-6 license may also pursue an optional endorsement in one of the following five areas: 1) preprimary, 2) middle level communication arts and literature, 3) middle level mathematics, 4) middle level science, and 5) middle level social studies. Objectives-Course work in elementary education is designed to meet standards of effective practice required for licensure and provide prospective teachers with opportunities to understand central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of disciplines taught in the elementary school; understand child and adolescent development theory, individual and group motivation and diversity among learners; create instructional opportunities adapted to learners of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities; use instructional strategies and technologies that reflect personal knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques; encourage development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills; understand and use formal and informal methods of student assessment; and collaborate with parents/guardians, families, school colleagues, and the community in an ethical manner. Students pursuing Minnesota teaching licensure at the elementary K-6 level and optional endorsement areas must have successfully completed licensure requirements in the elementary teacher education program and passed state and federally mandated examinations for new teachers. A minimum GPA of 2.50 overall with 2.75 minimum GPA in elementary education major and licensure area(s). All courses that fulfill requirements for teaching licensure in elementary education (discipline, professional education, or other courses) must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Required courses must be taken A-F, unless they are offered S-N only.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 60 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.75 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.75 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.75 transferring from outside the University
For admission to the major's two-year course sequence which begins each fall, students must follow the application procedure. Information sessions are held periodically to provide an overview of admissions and program requirements. Students transferring from other schools must be admitted to UMM before admission to the elementary education program can be offered. Transfer students should seek academic planning advice from the education faculty in advance of application to the program. Requirements: 1. Completion of the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations: Basic Skills. 2. Minimum GPA of 2.50 overall with 2.75 minimum GPA in ElEd major and licensure area(s). No grade below C- will be accepted in these courses. 3. Approximately 60 credits completed by the end of the sophomore year. 4. Approval of the faculty based on an interview, recommendations, assessment of prior experience (especially with children and other cultures), and progress toward degree. 5. Admission to UMM.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Courses Required for Admission
ED 2111 - Tutor-Aide Practicum (1.0 cr)
ED 2121 - Introduction to Education [SS] (3.0 cr)
ED 2131 - Foundations of Reading (2.0 cr)
ED 2601 - Development, Learning, and Teaching [SS] (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the general education requirements.
Program Requirements
All courses required for a major in elementary education must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Required courses must be taken A-F, unless they are offered S-N only. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required in the major to graduate. The GPA includes all course work. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced. Successful completion of course assignments, elementary education course grades of C- or better, satisfactory completion of field experiences, and minimum GPA of 2.50 overall with 2.75 minimum GPA in the elementary education major and licensure area(s) are required at the end of each semester for continued eligibility in the program. Students seeking an additional major or minor should see requirements for the area of interest.
Major Requirements - Program Year One
ELED 3101 - Teaching and Learning Strategies (3.0 cr)
ELED 3102 - Reading Methods: Literacy and Language Instruction in the Elementary School (4.0 cr)
ELED 3103 - Mathematics in the Elementary School (4.0 cr)
ELED 3111 - Practicum I: Field Experience in the Elementary Classroom (1.0 cr)
ELED 3204 - Advanced Childhood and Adolescent Development (2.0 cr)
Practicum II: Field Experience
ELED 3211 - Practicum II: Field Experience in a Preprimary Setting (1.0 cr)
or ELED 3212 - Practicum II: Field Experience in a Middle Level Setting (1.0 cr)
or ELED 3213 - Practicum II: Field Experience in a K-6 Setting (1.0 cr)
Major Requirements - Program Year Two
ED 4121 - Strategies for Inclusive Schooling (2.0 cr)
ED 4901 - The Teacher and Professional Development (1.0 cr)
ELED 4102 - Social Studies in the Elementary School (2.0 cr)
ELED 4103 - Science in the Elementary School (2.0 cr)
ELED 4104 - Language Arts and Literature in the Elementary School (3.0 cr)
ELED 4107 - Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School (1.0 cr)
ELED 4111 - Practicum III: Beginning Student Teaching (2.0 cr)
ELED 4112 - Practicum IV: Cross-Cultural Experience in the Elementary School (1.0 cr)
Student Teaching Requirements
1. Passing scores on MTLE Basic Skills or faculty approved remediation plan. 2. Approval of elementary education faculty. 3. Minimum GPA of 2.50 overall with 2.75 minimum GPA in ElEd major and licensure area(s).
Directed Student Teaching:
ELED 4201 - Directed Student Teaching in Primary and Intermediate Grades [HDIV] (12.0 cr)
or ELED 4204 - Directed Student Teaching in International School at the Primary and Intermediate Level [IP] (12.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Elementary Education Minnesota Licensure Requirements
Students planning to teach in Minnesota elementary schools must meet the licensure requirements of the Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT). The following program is designed to meet these requirements which are subject to change when the BOT implements new licensure rules. Note: Students must complete licensure requirements and apply for licensure within seven years from time of admission to the program. After seven years, all education courses previously taken are void and must be retaken.
1. ElEd Major Requirement
All requirements for an elementary education major must be complete in order to be licensed.
2. Communication Arts and Literature
Students must also complete the general education requirements for writing and foreign language.
Engl 3021 is recommended. In the listing below, 2xxx is equivalent to 2xxx or above.
ENGL 2xxx
or ENGL 3021 - Grammar and Language [HUM] (4.0 cr)
CMR 1052 - Introduction to Public Speaking [E/CR] (2.0 cr)
or CMR 1042 - Public Speaking and Analysis [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
3. Mathematics and Statistics
MATH 1001 - Excursions in Mathematics [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
STAT 1601 - Introduction to Statistics [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
or STAT 2601 - Statistical Methods [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
or STAT 2611 - Mathematical Statistics [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
4. Visual and Performing Arts
Students must complete two courses from two different disciplines.
In the listings below, 1xxx is equivalent to 1xxx or above.
Take 2 or more course(s) including 2 or more sub-requirements(s) from the following:
· ARTH 1101 - Principles of Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
or ARTH 1xxx
or ARTS 1050 - Beginning Ceramics [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or ARTS 1xxx
· DNCE 1xxx
· MUS 1041 - Introduction to Music [FA] (4.0 cr)
or MUS 1042 - Fundamentals of Music [FA] (4.0 cr)
or MUS 1xxx
· TH 1101 - The Theatre Experience: An Introduction [FA] (4.0 cr)
or TH 1xxx
or TH 2111 - Creative Drama with Children [ART/P] (4.0 cr)
5. Social Studies
Students must complete two courses from two different disciplines.
In the listings below, 1xxx is equivalent to 1xxx or above.
Take 2 or more course(s) including 2 or more sub-requirements(s) from the following:
Sub-requirement 1: Anthropology
· ANTH 1111 - Introductory Cultural Anthropology [SS] (4.0 cr)
or ANTH 1xxx
· Sub-requirement 2: Economics
· ECON 1111 - Principles of Microeconomics [SS] (4.0 cr)
or ECON 1112 - Principles of Macroeconomics [SS] (4.0 cr)
or ECON 1xxx
· Sub-requirement 3: Geography
· GEOG 1xxx
or GEOG 2001 - Problems in Geography [ENVT] (4.0 cr)
· Sub-requirement 4: History
· HIST 1301 - Introduction to U.S. History [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 1xxx
· Sub-requirement 5: Political Science
· POL 1201 - American Government and Politics [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
or POL 1xxx
· Sub-requirement 6: Sociology
· SOC 1101 - Introductory Sociology [SS] (4.0 cr)
or SOC 1xxx
or SOC 3122 - Sociology of Childhoods [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
6. Science
Students must complete two courses from two different disciplines, at least one with a lab (SCI-L).
In the listing below, 1xxx is equivalent to 1xxx or above
Take 2 or more course(s) including 2 or more sub-requirements(s) from the following:
Sub-requirement 1: Biology
· BIOL 1xxx
or ENST 2101 - Environmental Biology [SCI-L] (4.0 cr)
· Sub-requirement 2: Chemistry
· CHEM 1xxx
· Sub-requirement 3: Geology
· GEOL 1001 - Environmental Geology: Geology in Daily Life [SCI] (4.0 cr)
or GEOL 1101 - Physical Geology [SCI-L] (4.0 cr)
or GEOL 1xxx
· Sub-requirement 4: Physics
· PHYS 1052 - The Solar System [SCI-L] (5.0 cr)
or PHYS 1xxx
7. Psychology
PSY 2581 - Drugs and Human Behavior [SS] (2.0 cr)
8. Cross-Cultural Field Experience
Students must successfully complete a cross-cultural field experience.
9. Additional Licensure Requirements
GPA requirements:
a) Minimum GPA of 2.50 overall with 2.75 minimum GPA in ElEd major and licensure area(s). b) No grade below C- will be accepted. c) No courses may be taken S/N.
MLTE Basic Skills:
Passing scores on MTLE Basic Skills or faculty approved remediation plan.
Discipline Approval:
Approval of elementary education faculty.
Preprimary Education Endorsement
Students planning to complete this sub-plan must also complete the requirements for elementary K-6 licensure.
1. Preprimary Education (age 3 to grade 3)
Students planning to complete this sub-plan should take ELED 3211 in addition to the following courses:
ELED 3203 - Preprimary Theory and Pedagogy (4.0 cr)
ELED 4206 - Directed Student Teaching in Preprimary Classroom [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
SOC 1101 - Introductory Sociology [SS] (4.0 cr)
Additional Courses
Take 3 or more course(s) from the following:
· ED 4903 - Kindergarten Education (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3112 - Cognition (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3302 - Personality (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3315 - Parenting and Family Therapy (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3401 - Developmental Psychology I: Child Psychology (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3404 - Culture and Human Development [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3501 - Social Psychology (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3122 - Sociology of Childhoods [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· TH 2111 - Creative Drama with Children [ART/P] (4.0 cr)
Middle Level Education Endorsement - Communication Arts & Literature
Students planning to complete this sub-plan must also complete the requirements for elementary K-6 licensure.
2. Middle Level Comm. Arts & Lit. (grades 5-8)
In addition to the required courses listed below, a minor in English is strongly recommended. Students planning to complete this sub-plan should take ElEd 3212 in addition to the following courses:
ENGL 2501 - Literary Studies [HUM] (4.0 cr)
ENGE 4121 - Methods of Teaching Communication Arts and Literature in the Middle and Secondary School (4.0 cr)
ELED 3202 - Middle Level Theory and Methods (1.0 cr)
ELED 4207 - Directed Student Teaching in Middle Level Classroom [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
CMR 1042 - Public Speaking and Analysis [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
or CMR 1052 - Introduction to Public Speaking [E/CR] (2.0 cr)
Additional Courses
Engl 3021 is recommended. In the listing below, 2xxx is equivalent to 2xxx or above.
Take 3 or more course(s) from the following:
· ED 2201 - Perspectives on Young Adult Literature: Schooling, Society, and Culture [HUM] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 2xxx
· ENGL 3021 - Grammar and Language [HUM] (4.0 cr)
Middle Level Education Endorsement- Mathematics
Students planning to complete this sub-plan must also complete the requirements for elementary K-6 licensure.
3. Middle Level Mathematics (grades 5-8)
In addition to the required courses listed below, a minor in mathematics is strongly recommended. Students planning to complete this sub-plan should take ElEd 3212 in addition to the following courses:
MTHE 4121 - Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Middle and Secondary School (4.0 cr)
MATH 1101 - Calculus I [M/SR] (5.0 cr)
MATH 1102 - Calculus II [M/SR] (5.0 cr)
ELED 3202 - Middle Level Theory and Methods (1.0 cr)
ELED 4207 - Directed Student Teaching in Middle Level Classroom [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
STAT 1601 - Introduction to Statistics [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
or STAT 2601 - Statistical Methods [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
or STAT 2611 - Mathematical Statistics [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
Additional Courses
Math 2111 is recommended. In the listing below, 2xxx is equivalent to 2xxx or above.
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· MATH 2111 - Linear Algebra [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
· MATH 2xxx
Middle Level Education Endorsement - Social Studies
Students planning to complete this sub-plan must also complete the requirements for elementary K-6 licensure.
4. Middle Level Social Studies (grades 5-8)
In addition to the required courses listed below, a minor in anthropology, economics, history, political science, or sociology is strongly recommended. Students planning to complete this sub-plan should take ElEd 3212 in addition to the following courses:
SSCE 4121 - Methods of Teaching Social Science in the Middle and Secondary School (4.0 cr)
ELED 3202 - Middle Level Theory and Methods (1.0 cr)
ELED 4207 - Directed Student Teaching in Middle Level Classroom [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
ECON 1112 - Principles of Macroeconomics [SS] (4.0 cr)
HIST 1301 - Introduction to U.S. History [HIST] (4.0 cr)
POL 1201 - American Government and Politics [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
or POL 1xxx or above
ANTH 1111 - Introductory Cultural Anthropology [SS] (4.0 cr)
or SOC 1101 - Introductory Sociology [SS] (4.0 cr)
Additional Courses
Geog 2001 is recommended. In the listing below, 1xxx is equivalent to 1xxx or above.
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· ANTH 1xxx
· ECON 1xxx
· HIST 1xxx
· POL 1xxx
· SOC 1xxx
· GEOG 2001 - Problems in Geography [ENVT] (4.0 cr)
Middle Level Education Endorsement - Science
Students planning to complete this sub-plan must also complete the requirements for elementary K-6 licensure.
5. Middle Level Science (grades 5-8)
Students planning to complete this sub-plan should take ELED 3212 in addition to the following courses:
BIOL 1111 - Fundamentals of Genetics, Evolution, and Development [SCI] (3.0 cr)
BIOL 2101 - Evolution of Biodiversity [SCI-L] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1101 - General Chemistry I [SCI-L] (5.0 cr)
ELED 3202 - Middle Level Theory and Methods (1.0 cr)
ELED 4207 - Directed Student Teaching in Middle Level Classroom [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
GEOL 1101 - Physical Geology [SCI-L] (4.0 cr)
SCIE 4121 - Methods of Teaching Science in the Middle and Secondary School (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1052 - The Solar System [SCI-L] (5.0 cr)
PHYS 1091 - Principles of Physics I [SCI-L] (5.0 cr)
PHYS 1092 - Principles of Physics II [SCI-L] (5.0 cr)
or PHYS 1101 - General Physics I [SCI-L] (5.0 cr)
PHYS 1102 - General Physics II [SCI-L] (5.0 cr)
 
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ED 2111 - Tutor-Aide Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students complete 30 hours of preprofessional field experience in the schools. Students enrolled in this course are required to pay for and submit to a Minnesota background check. prereq: coreq 2121
ED 2121 - Introduction to Education (SS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History, philosophy, and purposes of American education; classroom practices and effective teaching; instructional technology; and certification requirements in education. prereq: coreq 2111
ED 2131 - Foundations of Reading
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theoretical frameworks that undergird the process of reading and its development, including language and linguistic foundations. Stages of reading and fundamentals of reading processes, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Survey of research on key aspects of literacy development and assessment. [Note: this course is a prerequisite for admission to the Elementary Education program; open to students from all disciplines. Students enrolled in this course are required to pay for and submit to a Minnesota background check.]
ED 2601 - Development, Learning, and Teaching (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introductory exploration of perspectives on child and adolescent development including cognitive, social/emotional, personal, physical, and language development and theories of learning, with a strong focus on the implications for effective teaching in the P-12 classroom. This course is a prerequisite for admission to the Elementary and Secondary Education programs.
ELED 3101 - Teaching and Learning Strategies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Elementary school teaching and learning. Planning for instruction, learning theory, multicultural education, classroom management, use of technology in the classroom. prereq: admission to the elementary teacher education program
ELED 3102 - Reading Methods: Literacy and Language Instruction in the Elementary School
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Beginning and advanced reading instruction in the elementary grades. Includes study of theory, issues, literacy frameworks, assessment, materials, organization, and instructional strategies to scaffold children's literacy development. prereq: admission to elementary teacher education program
ELED 3103 - Mathematics in the Elementary School
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Standards, curriculum, assessment, and methodology for teaching mathematics in the elementary school. Includes the theoretical basis of methodology in mathematics and its application, measurement and evaluation, selection and use of instructional media and computer software, and meeting the needs of culturally diverse and special needs students. prereq: admission to the elementary teacher education program
ELED 3111 - Practicum I: Field Experience in the Elementary Classroom
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Field experience in the elementary classroom. prereq: admission to the elementary teacher education program
ELED 3204 - Advanced Childhood and Adolescent Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3111
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Extended study of child and adolescent development with a particular focus on teaching and learning for early elementary and middle school learners. This is a required course for students majoring in elementary education. prereq: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3111
ELED 3211 - Practicum II: Field Experience in a Preprimary Setting
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Field experience in preprimary or kindergarten setting. prereq: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3111
ELED 3212 - Practicum II: Field Experience in a Middle Level Setting
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Field experience in the middle level classroom. prereq: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3111
ELED 3213 - Practicum II: Field Experience in a K-6 Setting
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3111
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Field experience in a K-6 classroom. prereq: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3111
ED 4121 - Strategies for Inclusive Schooling
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Strategies and techniques for developing inclusive learning environments. Discussion of the differences in strategies in accommodations and modifications. Emphasizes adaptations for students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities. Introduction to various methods of identifying students with disabilities and follow-up interventions. prereq: ElEd 3101, 3102, 3103, 3111 or admission to the secondary education program
ED 4901 - The Teacher and Professional Development
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Capstone experience. Professional development issues and philosophy of education are included as topics of study. prereq: ElEd or SeEd 4201 or 4204 or instr consent
ELED 4102 - Social Studies in the Elementary School
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Outcomes, content, integration strategies, and assessment of social studies instruction in the elementary curriculum. prereq: 3201, 3202, (3211 or 3212)
ELED 4103 - Science in the Elementary School
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Standards, curriculum, and assessment of elementary school science. Includes theoretical basis of methodology and its application, assessment, selection and use of instructional media and computer software, and meeting the needs of cultural diverse and special needs students. prereq: 3201, 3202, (3211 or 3212)
ELED 4104 - Language Arts and Literature in the Elementary School
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory, content, assessment, and strategies that support identification, selection, and use of materials and practices in the language arts and children's literature that foster children's language development and growth in reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing. prereq: 3201, 3202, (3211 or 3212)
ELED 4107 - Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Scope, sequence, and related activities in elementary health and physical education. prereq: 3201, 3202, (3211 or 3212)
ELED 4111 - Practicum III: Beginning Student Teaching
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Participation in in-service, teaching, and teaching-related activities in preparation for student teaching. prereq: 3201, 3202, (3211 or 3212)
ELED 4112 - Practicum IV: Cross-Cultural Experience in the Elementary School
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 3201, 3202, (3211 or 3212)
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Field experience in the elementary classroom. [Note: special fee required if practicum is in Chicago] prereq: 3201, 3202, (3211 or 3212)
ELED 4201 - Directed Student Teaching in Primary and Intermediate Grades (HDIV)
Credits: 12.0 [max 12.0]
Prerequisites: 4102, 4103, 4104, 4111, 4112, passing scores on MTLE Basic Skills or #
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students teach for a period of 10 to 12 weeks demonstrating application of approaches to teaching and learning in primary and intermediate grades under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and University supervisor. [Note: special fee required] prereq: 4102, 4103, 4104, 4111, 4112, passing scores on MTLE Basic Skills or instr consent
ELED 4204 - Directed Student Teaching in International School at the Primary and Intermediate Level (IP)
Credits: 12.0 [max 12.0]
Prerequisites: 4102, 4103, 4104, 4111, 4112, passing scores on MTLE Basic Skills or #
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students teach for a period of 10 to 12 weeks demonstrating application of approaches to teaching and learning in primary and intermediate grades under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and University supervisor. [Note: special fee required] prereq: 4102, 4103, 4104, 4111, 4112, passing scores on MTLE Basic Skills or instr consent
ENGL 3021 - Grammar and Language (HUM)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Study of the English language. Historical development and current structure. Includes language variation and change, social history of language, phonology, syntax, semantics, development of English grammar, prescriptive versus descriptive grammar, and contemporary theories of grammar.
CMR 1052 - Introduction to Public Speaking (E/CR)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Activities, assignments, and exercises related to public address/public speaking in a variety of speech settings.
CMR 1042 - Public Speaking and Analysis (E/CR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 5T
Public address theories, practices, and analysis.
MATH 1001 - Excursions in Mathematics (M/SR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2 yrs high school math
Typically offered: 9V3V
Introduction to the breadth and nature of mathematics and the power of abstract reasoning, with applications to topics that are relevant to the modern world, such as management science, statistics, voting, fair division of assets, symmetry and patterns of growth. prereq: 2 yrs high school math
STAT 1601 - Introduction to Statistics (M/SR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Scope, nature, tools, language, and interpretation of elementary statistics. Descriptive statistics; graphical and numerical representation of information; measures of location, dispersion, position, and dependence; exploratory data analysis. Elementary probability theory, discrete and continuous probability models. Inferential statistics, point and interval estimation, tests of statistical hypotheses. Inferences involving one and two populations, ANOVA, regression analysis, and chi-squared tests; use of statistical computer packages. prereq: high school higher algebra
STAT 2601 - Statistical Methods (M/SR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory; laws of probability, random variables, discrete and continuous probability models, functions of random variables, mathematical expectation. Statistical inference; point estimation, interval estimation, tests of hypotheses. Other statistical methods; linear regression and correlation, ANOVA, nonparametric statistics, statistical quality control, use of statistical computer packages. prereq: Math 1101 or Math 1021
STAT 2611 - Mathematical Statistics (M/SR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 3V
Introduction to probability theory. Principles of data reduction; sufficiency principle. Point estimation; methods of finding and evaluating estimators. Hypothesis testing; methods of finding and evaluating tests. Interval estimation; methods of finding and evaluating interval estimators. Linear regression and ANOVA. prereq: Math 1101
ARTH 1101 - Principles of Art (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
An introduction to the theories, methods, and vocabulary of art history. Involves development of basic skills of research, analysis, and interpretation of individual works of art. Helps the student to understand the intrinsic as well as the historical-cultural meanings of works of art.
ARTS 1050 - Beginning Ceramics (ART/P)
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Personal expression through the medium of clay. Topics include forming methods using stoneware and porcelain (hand building and wheel techniques), glazing, the nature of clay, glaze chemistry, firing, and kilns. [Note: materials fee required]
MUS 1041 - Introduction to Music (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Survey emphasizing development of an intelligent understanding and appreciation of music. For non-music majors.
MUS 1042 - Fundamentals of Music (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 3E
The rudiments of music including note and rhythmic reading, scales, chords, beginning chord progressions, and practical keyboard work in the piano lab.
TH 1101 - The Theatre Experience: An Introduction (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Fundamental examination and practical application of the theory, history, and practice of theatrical performance as a reflection of society. Focus is on the theatre event as a collaborative effort and transitory art form. (lect, 2 hrs practicum)[Note: practicum two hours per week, selected from M-Th from 2:00-5:00 pm]
TH 2111 - Creative Drama with Children (ART/P)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9T3T
Development of classroom skills in the use of dramatic techniques to teach a broad range of subjects to children. Exercises, presentations, and experiential learning techniques are modeled and practiced in class. prereq: 1101 or theatre or elem ed major or instr consent
ANTH 1111 - Introductory Cultural Anthropology (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Varieties and range of human behavior as revealed through the comparative study of cultures throughout the world. Concepts developed by anthropologists to explain both the unity and diversity of humankind.
ECON 1111 - Principles of Microeconomics (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Study of scarce resource allocation in a market economy. Supply and demand, consumer theory, theory of the firm, market structure, pricing of factors of production, income distribution and the role of government. prereq: high school algebra or instr consent
ECON 1112 - Principles of Macroeconomics (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Introduction to basic economic problems, concepts, and theoretical models. U.S. economic institutions and the economic organization of society. The role of markets in the production and distribution of societal resources. Measurement of economic performance; national income, inflation, and unemployment; competing macroeconomic theories and stabilization policies. prereq: high school algebra or instr consent
GEOG 2001 - Problems in Geography (ENVT)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 3V
Basic concepts and questions in the field of geography. The terminology and approaches of geographical inquiry and analysis, with emphasis on the spatial patterns and arrangements of human interaction with the landscape and the production of geographical knowledge.
HIST 1301 - Introduction to U.S. History (HIST)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Methods, themes, and problems in the study of the history of the United States.
POL 1201 - American Government and Politics (E/CR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Analysis of principles, organization, procedures, and powers of government in the United States. The federal system, national constitution, civil and political rights, party system; nature, structure, powers, and procedures of legislative, executive, and judicial departments of the national government.
SOC 1101 - Introductory Sociology (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Introduction to the field of sociology, the exploration of societies, and how societies operate. Sociology broadens social insights, fosters critical thinking, guides analytical thinking, and develops writing skills. By actively thinking about issues facing societies today, students learn to examine life situations and the influence of societies and groups on people's lives, careers, hopes, fears, and personalities. Emphasis on how society is stratified: how organizations and institutions influence the way people think, talk, feel, and act and how different groups (e.g., racial and ethnic) and divisions (e.g., gender and social class) within society have different access to power and privilege. People live their lives in relation to social and physical environments; sociologists study these environments and their effects on people's experiences and behavior.
SOC 3122 - Sociology of Childhoods (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 3O
Introduces students to the sociological study of childhoods. Examines the interaction between societies and their youngest members-how societies shape children's lives through social institutions such as families, education, and the state. Takes a close look at children's access to privileges and resources as determined by children's experiences of race, gender, class, nationality, and sexual orientation. prereq: 1101 or instr consent
ENST 2101 - Environmental Biology (SCI-L)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Introduction to concepts in biodiversity, evolution, and ecology. Includes basic chemistry and concepts from cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics. A one-course gateway into upper division Biology courses normally requiring the Biol 1111-2101 sequence. (two 65-min lectures, one 180-min lab)[Note: credit will not be granted if credit has been received for Biol 2101]
GEOL 1001 - Environmental Geology: Geology in Daily Life (SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 3V
Effects of volcanoes, earthquakes, and floods on humans and civilization; geologic problems associated with rural and urban building, waste management, and waste disposal; the importance of geologic knowledge in the discovery of fossil fuels and mineral resources. (4 hrs lect)[Note: may not count toward the geol major or minor]
GEOL 1101 - Physical Geology (SCI-L)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Introduction to the materials that make up the Earth and the structures, surface features, and geologic processes involved in its origin and development. Lab work includes study of the major constituents of the Earth's crust, including the important rocks and minerals; study of surface and geologic features using aerial photographs, topographic maps, and satellite imagery. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab)
PHYS 1052 - The Solar System (SCI-L)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: 9V
History of astronomy; motions of celestial objects; gravity and electromagnetic radiation; the Earth and Moon; the planets and their moons; meteors and asteroids; the Sun; telescopes and other astronomical instruments. Stars and constellations of the fall sky. Night viewing sessions required. (4 hrs lect, 2 hrs lab)[Note: no cr for students who have received cr for Phys 1051]
PSY 2581 - Drugs and Human Behavior (SS)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 1051 or #
Typically offered: 3V
Survey of psychoactive drugs, their effects on mind and behavior, and prevention and treatment of drug abuse. [Note: no credit for students who have received credit for Psy 1081] prereq: 1051 or instr consent
ELED 3203 - Preprimary Theory and Pedagogy
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3111
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 3V
The theoretical foundations of young children's development, historical foundations of early childhood education, interaction with families. Explore the methods, materials, and research for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum, assessments, and learning environments for children from ages 3-5. Required for students pursuing a preprimary endorsement. A 40-hour practicum experience (ElEd 3211) must be taken concurrently. prereq: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3111
ELED 4206 - Directed Student Teaching in Preprimary Classroom (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3201, 3203, 3211, passing scores on MTLE basic skills or #
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: 3V
Students teach for a period of 4 weeks demonstrating application of approaches to teaching and learning in preprimary grades under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and University supervisor. [Note: special fee required] prereq: 3201, 3203, 3211, passing scores on MTLE basic skills or instr consent
SOC 1101 - Introductory Sociology (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Introduction to the field of sociology, the exploration of societies, and how societies operate. Sociology broadens social insights, fosters critical thinking, guides analytical thinking, and develops writing skills. By actively thinking about issues facing societies today, students learn to examine life situations and the influence of societies and groups on people's lives, careers, hopes, fears, and personalities. Emphasis on how society is stratified: how organizations and institutions influence the way people think, talk, feel, and act and how different groups (e.g., racial and ethnic) and divisions (e.g., gender and social class) within society have different access to power and privilege. People live their lives in relation to social and physical environments; sociologists study these environments and their effects on people's experiences and behavior.
ED 4903 - Kindergarten Education
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 5V
Study of kindergarten education. Topics include: historical foundations, philosophy, current issues and trends, developmental characteristics and organizational needs of kindergarten children, and developmentally appropriate practices and instruction in the classroom. prereq: instr consent
PSY 3112 - Cognition
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2001 or #
Typically offered: 3V
Empirical study of memory, language behaviors, representation of knowledge, judgment, decision making, problem solving, and creative thinking. Includes lab. prereq: 2001 or instr consent
PSY 3302 - Personality
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1051 or #
Typically offered: 3V
Nature of personality constructs and theories. Conscious vs. nonconscious processes; emotion and motivation; nature and measurement of personal traits; their dimensional structure, stability, development, and heritability. prereq: 1051 or instr consent
PSY 3315 - Parenting and Family Therapy
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1051
Typically offered: 3V
Examination of the effects of parenting on the growth and development of children. Emphasizes specific parenting styles and practices and their effects on the social/emotional development and functioning of children at each stage of life. Provides an overview of the theory and practice of family counseling/therapy. Major systemic theoretical orientations are explored. prereq: 1051
PSY 3401 - Developmental Psychology I: Child Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1051 or #
Typically offered: 9V
Theory, data, and research in development from conception to adolescence. Prenatal and physical development as well as perceptual, cognitive, personality, and social development. Language acquisition and Piaget's theory of cognitive development. prereq: 1051 or instr consent
PSY 3404 - Culture and Human Development (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 3V
Examination of the role of culture in human development through current research and examples from around the world. Learn about similarities and cultural differences in human development, and the regularities that explain these variations. Topics include the concept of culture in developmental psychology, diversity in child rearing practices, enculturation, gender roles, schooling, development in multicultural contexts, and the influence of technology and cultural change on development. Students learn to think culturally about their own development and see how it applies to their future careers. prereq: 1051
PSY 3501 - Social Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1051 or Soc 1101 or #
Typically offered: 9V
Theories and research in the study of interpersonal behavior. Topics include aggression, prejudice, altruism, persuasion, group dynamics, and social influence. prereq: 1051 or Soc 1101 or instr consent
SOC 3122 - Sociology of Childhoods (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 3O
Introduces students to the sociological study of childhoods. Examines the interaction between societies and their youngest members-how societies shape children's lives through social institutions such as families, education, and the state. Takes a close look at children's access to privileges and resources as determined by children's experiences of race, gender, class, nationality, and sexual orientation. prereq: 1101 or instr consent
TH 2111 - Creative Drama with Children (ART/P)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9T3T
Development of classroom skills in the use of dramatic techniques to teach a broad range of subjects to children. Exercises, presentations, and experiential learning techniques are modeled and practiced in class. prereq: 1101 or theatre or elem ed major or instr consent
ENGL 2501 - Literary Studies (HUM)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1601 (or 1011) or equiv
Typically offered: 9V3V
An introduction to the tools and methods of literary analysis, including the vocabulary of criticism, the techniques of close reading, and the conventions of literary argumentation. Primarily for English majors and minors. A prerequisite to advanced courses in English. [Note: no credit for students who have received cr for Engl 1131] prereq: 1601 (or 1011) or equiv
ENGE 4121 - Methods of Teaching Communication Arts and Literature in the Middle and Secondary School
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: admission to the secondary teacher education program or elementary education program, coreq SeEd 4102, SeEd 4103 or prereq ELED 3202, ELED 3212
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V
Objectives, curricula, special methods, materials, and evaluation appropriate for teaching communication arts and literature in the middle and secondary school. prereq: admission to the secondary teacher education program or elementary education program, coreq SeEd 4102, SeEd 4103 or prereq ELED 3202, ELED 3212
ELED 3202 - Middle Level Theory and Methods
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3111
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 3V
Developmental characteristics, organizational and instructional needs of pre-adolescent and adolescent level classrooms. Characteristics of effective middle level teachers. prereq: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3111
ELED 4207 - Directed Student Teaching in Middle Level Classroom (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3202, 3212, appropriate methods course, passing scores on MTLE basic skills or #
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: 3V
Students teach for a period of 4 weeks demonstrating application of approaches to teaching and learning in middle level grades under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and University supervisor. [Note: special fee required] prereq: 3202, 3212, appropriate methods course, passing scores on MTLE basic skills or instr consent
CMR 1042 - Public Speaking and Analysis (E/CR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 5T
Public address theories, practices, and analysis.
CMR 1052 - Introduction to Public Speaking (E/CR)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Activities, assignments, and exercises related to public address/public speaking in a variety of speech settings.
ED 2201 - Perspectives on Young Adult Literature: Schooling, Society, and Culture (HUM)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 5T
Exposure to multiple genres of young adult literature and brief introduction to various types of response to literature. Special emphasis on multicultural literature, the role of literature in forming moral and cultural values, using literature in the grade 5-12 classroom, and reader response theory and pedagogy. Students read, respond to, select, and evaluate young adult literature.
ENGL 3021 - Grammar and Language (HUM)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Study of the English language. Historical development and current structure. Includes language variation and change, social history of language, phonology, syntax, semantics, development of English grammar, prescriptive versus descriptive grammar, and contemporary theories of grammar.
MTHE 4121 - Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Middle and Secondary School
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: admission to the secondary teacher education program or elementary education program, coreq SeEd 4102, SeEd 4103 or prereq ELED 3202, ELED 3212
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V
Objectives, curricula, special methods, materials, and evaluation appropriate for teaching mathematics in the middle and secondary school. prereq: admission to the secondary teacher education program or elementary education program, coreq SeEd 4102, SeEd 4103 or prereq ELED 3202, ELED 3212
MATH 1101 - Calculus I (M/SR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Limits and continuity; the concepts, properties, and some techniques of differentiation, antidifferentiation, and definite integration and their connection by the Fundamental Theorem. Partial differentiation. Some applications. Students learn the basics of a computer algebra system. prereq: 1012, 1013 or placement
MATH 1102 - Calculus II (M/SR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Techniques of integration. Further applications involving mathematical modeling and solution of simple differential equations. Taylor's Theorem. Limits of sequences. Use and theory of convergence of power series. Students use a computer algebra system. prereq: 1101
ELED 3202 - Middle Level Theory and Methods
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3111
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 3V
Developmental characteristics, organizational and instructional needs of pre-adolescent and adolescent level classrooms. Characteristics of effective middle level teachers. prereq: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3111
ELED 4207 - Directed Student Teaching in Middle Level Classroom (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3202, 3212, appropriate methods course, passing scores on MTLE basic skills or #
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: 3V
Students teach for a period of 4 weeks demonstrating application of approaches to teaching and learning in middle level grades under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and University supervisor. [Note: special fee required] prereq: 3202, 3212, appropriate methods course, passing scores on MTLE basic skills or instr consent
STAT 1601 - Introduction to Statistics (M/SR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Scope, nature, tools, language, and interpretation of elementary statistics. Descriptive statistics; graphical and numerical representation of information; measures of location, dispersion, position, and dependence; exploratory data analysis. Elementary probability theory, discrete and continuous probability models. Inferential statistics, point and interval estimation, tests of statistical hypotheses. Inferences involving one and two populations, ANOVA, regression analysis, and chi-squared tests; use of statistical computer packages. prereq: high school higher algebra
STAT 2601 - Statistical Methods (M/SR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory; laws of probability, random variables, discrete and continuous probability models, functions of random variables, mathematical expectation. Statistical inference; point estimation, interval estimation, tests of hypotheses. Other statistical methods; linear regression and correlation, ANOVA, nonparametric statistics, statistical quality control, use of statistical computer packages. prereq: Math 1101 or Math 1021
STAT 2611 - Mathematical Statistics (M/SR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 3V
Introduction to probability theory. Principles of data reduction; sufficiency principle. Point estimation; methods of finding and evaluating estimators. Hypothesis testing; methods of finding and evaluating tests. Interval estimation; methods of finding and evaluating interval estimators. Linear regression and ANOVA. prereq: Math 1101
MATH 2111 - Linear Algebra (M/SR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1102 or #
Typically offered: 9V3V
Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, finite dimensional vector spaces, linear transformations, determinants, inner-product spaces, characteristic values and polynomials, eigenspaces, minimal polynomials, diagonalization of matrices, related topics; applications. prereq: 1102 or instr consent
SSCE 4121 - Methods of Teaching Social Science in the Middle and Secondary School
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: admission to the secondary teacher education program or elementary education program, coreq SeEd 4102, SeEd 4103 or prereq ELED 3202, ELED 3212
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V
Objectives, curricula, special methods, materials, and evaluation appropriate for teaching social science in the middle and secondary school. prereq: admission to the secondary teacher education program or elementary education program, coreq SeEd 4102, SeEd 4103 or prereq ELED 3202, ELED 3212
ELED 3202 - Middle Level Theory and Methods
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3111
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 3V
Developmental characteristics, organizational and instructional needs of pre-adolescent and adolescent level classrooms. Characteristics of effective middle level teachers. prereq: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3111
ELED 4207 - Directed Student Teaching in Middle Level Classroom (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3202, 3212, appropriate methods course, passing scores on MTLE basic skills or #
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: 3V
Students teach for a period of 4 weeks demonstrating application of approaches to teaching and learning in middle level grades under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and University supervisor. [Note: special fee required] prereq: 3202, 3212, appropriate methods course, passing scores on MTLE basic skills or instr consent
ECON 1112 - Principles of Macroeconomics (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Introduction to basic economic problems, concepts, and theoretical models. U.S. economic institutions and the economic organization of society. The role of markets in the production and distribution of societal resources. Measurement of economic performance; national income, inflation, and unemployment; competing macroeconomic theories and stabilization policies. prereq: high school algebra or instr consent
HIST 1301 - Introduction to U.S. History (HIST)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Methods, themes, and problems in the study of the history of the United States.
POL 1201 - American Government and Politics (E/CR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Analysis of principles, organization, procedures, and powers of government in the United States. The federal system, national constitution, civil and political rights, party system; nature, structure, powers, and procedures of legislative, executive, and judicial departments of the national government.
ANTH 1111 - Introductory Cultural Anthropology (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Varieties and range of human behavior as revealed through the comparative study of cultures throughout the world. Concepts developed by anthropologists to explain both the unity and diversity of humankind.
SOC 1101 - Introductory Sociology (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Introduction to the field of sociology, the exploration of societies, and how societies operate. Sociology broadens social insights, fosters critical thinking, guides analytical thinking, and develops writing skills. By actively thinking about issues facing societies today, students learn to examine life situations and the influence of societies and groups on people's lives, careers, hopes, fears, and personalities. Emphasis on how society is stratified: how organizations and institutions influence the way people think, talk, feel, and act and how different groups (e.g., racial and ethnic) and divisions (e.g., gender and social class) within society have different access to power and privilege. People live their lives in relation to social and physical environments; sociologists study these environments and their effects on people's experiences and behavior.
GEOG 2001 - Problems in Geography (ENVT)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 3V
Basic concepts and questions in the field of geography. The terminology and approaches of geographical inquiry and analysis, with emphasis on the spatial patterns and arrangements of human interaction with the landscape and the production of geographical knowledge.
BIOL 1111 - Fundamentals of Genetics, Evolution, and Development (SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Introduction to scientific methods and the history of biology, with an emphasis on mechanisms of inheritance, development, and descent with modification. Overview of pre-Darwinian scientific thought; the theory of evolution; a qualitative introduction to genetics and molecular biology; and a summary of developmental biology. (two 75-min lect) prereq: biol major/minor or chem major or any health sciences preprofessional program or ElEd or SeEd major with middle school science specialties or instr consent
BIOL 2101 - Evolution of Biodiversity (SCI-L)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 3V
Analysis of evolutionary trends using historical and contemporary evidence. Principles of classification and phylogenetic reconstruction. Includes laboratory survey of the major groups of organisms. (two 65-min lect, one 180-min lab) prereq: 1101 or 1111 or instr consent
CHEM 1101 - General Chemistry I (SCI-L)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Scientific method, measurements, nomenclature, stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, thermochemistry, chemical periodicity, introduction to chemical bonding, and properties of common elements and ions. Development of scientific reasoning and problem-solving skills. Laboratory exercises concomitant with these topics. (three 65-min lect, 180 min lab) prereq: Math 0901 or placement beyond Math 0901 using ACT/placement exam score
ELED 3202 - Middle Level Theory and Methods
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3111
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 3V
Developmental characteristics, organizational and instructional needs of pre-adolescent and adolescent level classrooms. Characteristics of effective middle level teachers. prereq: 3101, 3102, 3103, 3111
ELED 4207 - Directed Student Teaching in Middle Level Classroom (HDIV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3202, 3212, appropriate methods course, passing scores on MTLE basic skills or #
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: 3V
Students teach for a period of 4 weeks demonstrating application of approaches to teaching and learning in middle level grades under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and University supervisor. [Note: special fee required] prereq: 3202, 3212, appropriate methods course, passing scores on MTLE basic skills or instr consent
GEOL 1101 - Physical Geology (SCI-L)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: 9V3V
Introduction to the materials that make up the Earth and the structures, surface features, and geologic processes involved in its origin and development. Lab work includes study of the major constituents of the Earth's crust, including the important rocks and minerals; study of surface and geologic features using aerial photographs, topographic maps, and satellite imagery. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab)
SCIE 4121 - Methods of Teaching Science in the Middle and Secondary School
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: admission to the secondary teacher education program or elementary education program, coreq SeEd 4102, SeEd 4103 or prereq ELED 3202, ELED 3212
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V
Objectives, curricula, special methods, materials, and evaluation appropriate for teaching science in the middle and secondary school. prereq: admission to the secondary teacher education program or elementary education program, coreq SeEd 4102, SeEd 4103 or prereq ELED 3202, ELED 3212
PHYS 1052 - The Solar System (SCI-L)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: 9V
History of astronomy; motions of celestial objects; gravity and electromagnetic radiation; the Earth and Moon; the planets and their moons; meteors and asteroids; the Sun; telescopes and other astronomical instruments. Stars and constellations of the fall sky. Night viewing sessions required. (4 hrs lect, 2 hrs lab)[Note: no cr for students who have received cr for Phys 1051]
PHYS 1091 - Principles of Physics I (SCI-L)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Introduction to physics without the use of calculus. Vectors, kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, work and energy, momentum, torque, fluids, thermal physics, laws of thermodynamics, oscillations and waves. (4 hrs lect, 2 hrs lab) prereq: high school higher algebra
PHYS 1092 - Principles of Physics II (SCI-L)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: 3V
Coulomb's law, electric fields, electric potential, capacitance, electric current, resistance, DC circuits, magnetism, induction, reflection and refraction of light, mirrors and lenses, interference and diffraction, optical instruments, radioactivity (4 hrs lect, 2 hrs lab) prereq: 1091
PHYS 1101 - General Physics I (SCI-L)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: 3V
Vectors, kinematics, laws of motion, circular motion, work-energy theorem, conservation principles, rotational motion, gravitation, simple harmonic oscillations, wave phenomena, fluid mechanics, thermal properties of matter, kinetic theory, laws of thermodynamics. (4 hrs lect and rec, 2 hrs lab) prereq: Math 1101 or instr consent
PHYS 1102 - General Physics II (SCI-L)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: 9V
Coulomb's law, electric field, Gauss's law, electric potential, capacitance, dielectrics, current, resistance, circuits, magnetic field, Ampere's law, inductance, Faraday's law, AC circuits, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, nature of light, reflection, refraction, optical instruments, interference, diffraction. (4 hrs lect and rec, 2 hrs lab) prereq: 1101, Math 1102 or instr consent