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Science (SCIE)

SCIE 6112:     Physical Science for Secondary Schools

Cr. 1. (1-0). Prerequisite(s): 18 s.h. in science. May be repeated when topics vary.
Topics in physical science relevant to science teaching in secondary classrooms.

SCIE 6300:    Selected Science Concepts

Cr. 3 (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Approval of advisor or school dean.
Concepts in physical science, environmental science, biology, and earth and space science.

SCIE 6321:    Conceptual Chemistry

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Bachelor’s Degree
This course will enhance teachers' content knowledge and understanding of our world of     
atoms and molecules. It will include particles of matter, elements of chemistry, subatomic     
particles, chemical bonding, chemical reactivity, organic compounds, and medicinal     
chemistry.

SCIE 6322:    Earth Science

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Bachelor’s Degree
This course will enhance teachers' content knowledge in Earth Science. It will include an     
introduction to geology, matter and minerals, rock, earthquakes, volcanoes, running water     
and ground water, weather plate tectonics, oceanography, the atmosphere, and the solar     
system.

SCIE 6323:    Environmental Science

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Bachelor’s Degree
This course will enhance teachers' environmental science teaching skills. It will include the     
following: environmental science and systems, ecology, human population, conservation     
biology, resource management, health, water systems and resources, pollution, global     
climate change, etc.

SCIE 6324:    Heat, Sound, Light, and Electricity

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Bachelor’s Degree
This course will enhance teachers' content knowledge in physics, particularly heat, sound,     
light and electricity. It will include change of phase, vibration and waves, reflection and     
refraction, electrostatics, current electricity and magnetism.

SCIE 6325:    Mechanics and Properties of Matter

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Bachelor’s Degree
This course will enhance teachers' content knowledge in physics, particularly mechanics     
and properties of matter. It will include Newton's laws of motion, momentum, energy, and     
the atomic nature of matter.

SCIE 6326:    Trends in Teaching Secondary Science

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Bachelor’s Degree
This course will enable secondary science teachers to create and manage an engaging,     
productive science classroom by integrating science content, teaching methods, standards,     
technology, and inquiry activities.

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