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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.

SCIE 6327:    Physical Science
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Bachelor’s Degree
Application of physics and chemistry for educators teaching grades K-8th grade.  Content includes Newton's laws, energy, waves, electro-magnetism, and chemical reactions.  

SCIE 6331:    Life Science
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Bachelor’s Degree
This course enhances teachers' life science teaching skills.  Topics covered include plant biology, animal structures and functions, genetics, evolution, natural selection, and biodiversity.  (Formerly:  CUIN 6331 Application of Life Science for Teachers)