Science/Social Studies Combined Concentration

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Concentration
  • Government and politics in the United States with emphasis on government and political structures and the development of the enduring form of American government.
    Offered: Every semester Prerequisite: None
  • 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
  • Examination of significant events, ideas, issues, institutions, and personalities relevant to political, social, and economic developments, in U.S. History from European exploration to Reconstruction. Special emphasis on how changes and continuities of the past impact the present.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisites: None
  • Examination of significant events, ideas, issues, institutions, and personalities relevant to political, social, and economic developments in U.S. History from Industrialization to the present. Special emphasis on how changes and continuities of the past impact the present.
    Offered: Spring Prerequisites: None
  • General history of the state of Ohio. May include field trips.
    Offered: Summer, even year Prerequisites: None Course Fee: $75
  • 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
  • Curriculum, assessment, and the development of instructional materials for teaching social studies to middle grade students, guided by the standards of the National Council of Social Studies.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite: TE335
  • 40 clock-hour field experience corequisite for TE429.
    Offered: Fall Corequisite: TE429
Choose one of the following:
  • Western Civilization from the Ancient Age through the Medieval Age with focus on the development of societies, ideas, politics, and people.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisites: None
  • Western Civilization through the Modern and Postmodern Age with focus on the development of societies, ideas, politics, and people.
    Offered: Spring Prerequisites: None
Choose one of the following:
  • Economic principles related to supply and demand, consumer behavior, market dynamics, income distribution, government influence, and comparative economic systems with major focus on free enterprise and capitalism.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite: None
  • Economic principles related to global and national economies, income accounting, unemployment, inflation, fiscal policy, public debt, monetary systems, and economic growth or retraction.
    Offered: Spring Prerequisite: None

*10 hours of overlap with General Education core (Science, History, and General Education electives). Total Program Hours = 130

MIDDLE CHILDHOOD: SCIENCE & SOCIAL STUDIES COMBINED CONCENTRATION 44 HOURS

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