Language Arts/Math Combined Concentration

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Concentration
  • An introductory survey of literature, including fiction, poetry, and drama. Development of the student’s ability to read critically and analytically and write in response to the literature.
    Offered: Spring Prerequisite: None
  • Examination of quality adolescent literature in the context of current issues, including censorship, multiculturalism, approaches to reading, the relation of adolescent literature to classic literature, and the integration of adolescent literature into thematic units.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite:
  • An introduction to statistics in the behavioral sciences and everyday life. Conceptual and mathematical understanding of statistics. Descriptive and inferential statistics are explored through simple statistical computations and more complex analysis. Students become more aware consumers of statistics through critical analysis of statistical findings.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite: None
  • Rational expressions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, radicals and exponents, quadric functions, conic sections, and exponential functions. Students must have foundational knowledge of linear equations and polynomials.
    Prerequisite: SI096 or ACT Math score of 19 or higher
  • Pre-calculus algebra, including equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, sequences, series, and probability.
    Prerequisite: SI131 or ACT Math score of 22 or higher
  • The concept of limits and the development of the derivative, including basic techniques of differentiation and an introduction to integration, with applications including rates of change, optimization problems, and curve sketching using a variety of functions (polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, etc.).
    Prerequisite: SI152 or ACT Math score of 24 or higher
  • Axiomatic development of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometric concepts.
    Prerequisite: SI152 or ACT Math score of 24 or higher
  • Discrete (as opposed to continuous) mathematical topics, including modular arithmetic, logic, algorithms, graph theory, and related concepts.
    Prerequisite: SI131 or ACT Math score of 24 or higher

*9 hours of overlap with General education core (Mathematics, Literature, and General Education electives). Choose 8 hours of electives to reach required 120 hours for the degree.

MIDDLE CHILDHOOD: LANGUAGE ARTS & MATH COMBINED CONCENTRATION 25 HOURS

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