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2011-2012 Catalog

Instructional Area

Science (SCIE)


Instructional Area | Course Numbering System | Course Punctuation

SCIE 3310:     

Earth Science
Cr. 3. (3-3-0) Prerequisites: None.
Basic topics and principles in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.

SCIE 3320:

Physical Science
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: None
Basic topics and principles in sound, heat, light, magnetism, electricity, friction, machines, and changes in matter and energy.

SCIE 4112:

Physical Science for Elementary Schools
Cr. 1. (1-0). Prerequisite: 6 s.h. in science. May be repeated when topics vary.
Topics in physical science relevant to science teaching in elementary classrooms.

SCIE 6112:

Physical Science for Secondary Schools
Cr. 1. (1-0). Prerequisite: 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). Prerequisites: 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: Bachelors 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: Bachelors 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: Bachelors 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: Bachelors 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: Bachelors 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: Bachelors 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.