Language Arts/Science Combined Concentration

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Concentration
  • 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:
  • Survey of geology and oceanography, including the natural environment, its forces, and physical phenomena seen on the planet. Weekly laboratory activity. Recommended: Completion of high school biology or chemistry Lab
    fee: $25
  • Basic concepts of physics, chemistry, and astronomy. Logical and philosophical development of the concepts and their application to the understanding of the physical universe. Laboratory application of scientific method and measurement in scientific investigation. Recommended: Completion of high school algebra or chemistry Lab
    fee: $25
  • Major concepts of biology, emphasizing cell structure and function, heredity, plant and animal organization, taxonomy, and ecology. Weekly laboratory activity. Recommended: Completion of high school biology Lab
    fee: $25
  • Basic concepts of chemistry including the scientific method, metric system, structure of atoms, the periodic table, chemical bonds, mole concept, chemical calculations, states of matter, gas laws, solutions, acids, bases and salts, oxidation/reduction reactions, reaction rates, chemical equilibrium, and nuclear chemistry. Weekly laboratory activity. Recommended: Completion of high school algebra or chemistry with a grade of C or above Lab
    fee: $25
  • Fundamental principles and processes of the physical world, using algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Introduction and application of mechanics, gases, liquids and solids, heat, vibrations and waves, light, electricity and magnetism. Weekly laboratory activity.
    Prerequisite: SI131 Recommended: Completion of high school algebra. Lab fee: $25
  • Strategies and techniques, including the use of technology, for teaching science in a constructivist format while providing for student’s individual differences. Weekly laboratory activity.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite: TE203
  • 40 clock-hour field experience corequisite for TE428.
    Offered: Fall Corequisite: TE428

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

MIDDLE CHILDHOOD: LANGUAGE ARTS & SCIENCE COMBINED CONCENTRATION 26 HOURS

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