Apr 20, 2024  
Mansfield University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mansfield University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 
  
  • DIT 1101 - PERSONAL NUTRITION


    Examines how good nutrition improves health and risk factors for nutrition related diseases. This is an excellent course for people who wish to improve their eating habits. This course DOES NOT fulfill requirements for the Nursing program.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Unity and Diversity of Humanity – Themes - Environmental, Economic, Social and Personal Sustainability,
    Wellness
  
  • DIT 2211 - INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITION


    Introduces the science of nutrition, the nutrient needs of the body, and the foods that meet these needs.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Unity and Diversity of Humanity – Themes - Environmental, Economic, Social and Personal Sustainability,
    Information Literacy, Wellness
  
  • DIT 2220 - NUTRITION AND EXERCISE


    An in-depth look into nutrition and exercise and how they work together to prevent chronic disease.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Wellness
  
  • DIT 3300 - CULTURAL NUTRITION AND FOOD


    A study of the nutrient needs and food habits of individuals from various countries and ethnic backgrounds.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Unity and Diversity of Humanity – Global Perspectives - Western and Non-Western Global Cultures (Option2),
    Global Awareness, Information Literacy, Wellness
  
  • DIT 3305 - PRINCIPLES OF FOOD SCIENCE


    Applies physical and chemical principles as related to the selection, preparation, and storage of food.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • DIT 3314 - NUTRITION THROUGHOUT THE LIFE CYCLE


    Nutritional requirements and assessment of humans from conception to old age, including the study of nutrition as it relates to health and disease common to each phase of the life cycle. The impact of societal and environmental factors on nutrient intake will be examined.

    Prerequisites & Notes: DIT 2211 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • DIT 3315 - FOOD SERVICE ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT


    Management functions in the food service industry. Methods, procedures, and techniques in dealing with personnel.

    Prerequisites & Notes: DIT 3305 and DIT 3306 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • DIT 3316 - COMMUNITY NUTRITION


    Addresses issues of nutrition services in the community including needs, assessment, implementation, and program evaluation. Provides opportunity for student to become familiar with WIC, school lunch, congregated meals, cooperative extension, etc.

    Prerequisites & Notes: DIT 2211 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Information Literacy
  
  • DIT 3325 - COUNSELING AND HEALTH EDUCATION


    Counseling theory and techniques, interviewing techniques, and group communication will be discussed. The student will have the opportunity to practice counseling individuals on nutrition. Health promotion and disease prevention will be highlighted throughout this course.

    Prerequisites & Notes: DIT 2211, DIT 3314, DIT 3316 and PSY 1101.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • DIT 3330 - SPORTS NUTRITION


    Scientific basis for sports nutrition. Basic nutrition concepts, energy expenditure during various types of exercise, diet during training, meal recommendations, use of supplements and erogenic aids, special recommendations for groups of athletes. An excellent course for athletes, coaches, and active people.

    Prerequisites & Notes: DIT 2211.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Unity and Diversity of Humanity – Global Perspectives, Western and Non-Western Global Cultures (Option2)
  
  • DIT 4401 - MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY I


    The basic methods of dietary modification, including food exchange systems, nutrition assessment of patients, charting techniques, standards of professional practice; medical nutrition therapy for patients with injury, surgery, recovery, obesity and eating disorders, diabetes, and allergies.

    Prerequisites & Notes: DIT 2211, DIT 3305, CHM 1101, CHM 1102 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • DIT 4402 - MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY II


    Medical nutrition therapy including the following conditions: nutrition support, digestive tract diseases, anemia, heart disease, pulmonary disease, renal disease, neoplastic disease, HIV positive and AIDS, nervous system diseases, and metabolic disorders.

    Prerequisites & Notes: DIT 2211, DIT 3305, DIT 4401, CHM 1101, CHM 1102 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Information Literacy
  
  • DIT 4411 - QUANTITY FOOD PRODUCTION


    Quantity food production, menu planning, purchasing, receiving, and sanitation and safety techniques in food service. Laboratory experience in quantity food production.

    Prerequisites & Notes: DIT 3305 and DIT 3306 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 4 cr.
  
  • DIT 4417 - ADVANCED NUTRITION


    Chemistry of nutrients, metabolism, and normal nutritional requirements throughout the human life cycle.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Eight credits in Chemistry, three credits in foods and DIT 2211.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • DIT 4420 - NUTRITION RESEARCH SEMINAR


    Contemporary issues in nutrition and dietetics will be discussed. The student will learn research methodology and how to interpret current research in the field.

    Prerequisites & Notes: 75 earned credits with 12 credit hours in nutrition and dietetics or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Information Literacy
  
  • DIT 4497 - INDEPENDENT STUDY


    Independent study is an activity initiated by the student to increase his/her already advanced knowledge in a particular academic discipline. The subject is examined in an intensive manner with guidance by a faculty member who has special expertise in that field.

    Credits: 1 - 3 cr. Notes: May be taken for 1 through 3 credits at one time.
  
  • ECO 1101 - PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS


    An introduction to aggregate economics with emphasis on interdependence of sectors of an economy, aggregate concepts, determination of national income and fiscal and monetary policy for stabilization.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Social and Behavioral Sciences,
    Social Sciences
  
  • ECO 1102 - PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS


    Examines the mechanism of the free enterprise system; pricing, production, and employment under various market conditions; functional distribution of income; selected topics in modern theory of general equilibrium and welfare economics.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Social and Behavioral Sciences,
    Social Sciences
  
  • ECO 2205 - CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC PROBLEMS


    Examination of some of our crucial economic problems: unemployment, inflation, poverty; also some of the minor issues: right-to-work, national debt, and of several international concerns, e.g., the Common Market.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ECO 1101 and ECO 1102 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Social Sciences
  
  • ECO 3301 - INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC THEORY


    Develops models of the macroeconomy and analyzes the level and distribution of income, theories of unemployment, theories of consumption, theories of the public economy, theories of investment, the role of money, theories of crisis, theories of inflation, and theories of growth from alternative paradigms. A macroscopic view of the economy and the ability to analyze and forecast business conditions are developed.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ECO 1101 and ECO 1102.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ECO 3302 - INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMIC THEORY


    Introduction to the models and methods of modern microeconomic theory, concentrating on individual and firm decision making and on industry equilibrium; a brief treatment of general equilibrium theory and welfare analysis.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ECO 1101 and ECO 1102 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ECO 3305 - ECONOMETRICS


    The orientation of this course is toward the analysis and interpretation of economic data. This course will examine the general linear regression model and its application to economics, including violations of the classical model assumptions.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ECO 3310 - BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC FORECASTING


    This course is an introduction to the various methods economists and business managers use to forecast economic variables. Topics covered include regression techniques, exponential smoothing, decomposition of time series, moving averages, ARIMA models, and VAR models.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ECO 1101, ECO 1102 and MA 1125.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ECO 3311 - MONEY AND BANKING


    An inquiry into the monetary system of the U.S. Brief examination of historical development; the functioning of monetary policy is considered. Emphasis is on the public/private nature of our banking system.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ECO 1101 and ECO 1102.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ECO 3315 - PUBLIC FINANCE


    Investigates theories of taxation; normative and positive theories of the public economy; various taxes; tax incidence and the distribution of income and wealth; taxes and microeconomic behavior; and the distribution of expenditure benefits. Provides students with an understanding of the functions of taxation and public expenditures in the process of accumulation and legitimization.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ECO 1101 and ECO 1102.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ECO 3333 - INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS


    A study of the economics aspects of international relations with particular emphasis on the economic basis for trade, international monetary problems, commercial policy, and international agencies and agreements.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ECO 1101 and ECO 1102 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Global Awareness, Information Literacy
  
  • ECO 4450 - INTERNSHIP


    Designed to allow the student the opportunity to learn in a professional setting. It must involve the application of economic theory and provide an opportunity for work involving the application of academic skills. Consult an academic advisor for departmental internship policies.

    Credits: 3 - 12 cr.
  
  • ECO 4485 - MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS


    A rigorous development and application of microeconomic theory with an emphasis on the tools and techniques most useful to managers in a decision making environment. Topics include demand analysis, production and cost analysis, market structure, pricing strategies, risk analysis, estimation and forecasting.

    Prerequisites & Notes: MA 1125 and MA 1170 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ECO 4497 - INDEPENDENT STUDY


    Independent study is an activity initiated by the student to increase his/her already advanced knowledge in a particular academic discipline. The subject is examined in an intensive manner with guidance by a faculty member who has special expertise in that field.

    Credits: 1 - 3 cr. Notes: May be taken for 1, 2 or 3 credits at one time.
  
  • ED 1102 - INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION


    An introduction to professional careers in K-12 education. Students examine teaching responsibilities, certification requirements, career prospects, and attributes of successful teachers. Topics include historical and social foundations of education, schools in a multicultural society, political influences on education, observations in schools, frameworks for teaching, and beginning a professional portfolio.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ED 1105 - EDUCATION FIRST YEAR SEMINAR: BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL


    This course introduces first year students to the University, teacher education, and their major program.  Students will be encouraged to become engaged members of the University learning community and to participate fully in the Mansfield University undergraduate experience.
    The course will also prepare students with information and tools for achieving teacher education program and Mansfield University success. 

    Credits: 1 cr. General Education Requirement: General Education Core
  
  • ED 1110 - FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION


    An introduction to professional careers in K-12 education.  Students examine teaching responsibilites, certification requirements, career prospects, and attributes of successful teachers.  Topics include historical and social foundations of education, schools in a multicultural society, political influences on education, observations in schools, frameworks for teaching, and beginning a professional portfolio.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
  • ED 2205 - EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY


    A study of the application of learning theory principles to the educational and institutional setting. Provides demonstrations and field experiences to enhance the applicability of these principles.

    Prerequisites & Notes: PSY 1101.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ED 2260 - ASSESSMENT IN EDUCATION


    Students will study the domains of Educational Objectives and different types of formal and informal assessment techniques to assess young children.  Students will also learn how to interpret and utilize multiple assessment results to make educational decisions.  Students will develop an authentic assessment related to their area of teaching specialization. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: ED 1102.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Information Literacy
  
  • ED 2606 - FIELD EXPERIENCE


    This is a site-based pre-student teaching field experience in a diverse ethnic, language or SES community. Students will participate daily in public school classrooms in their field of study. Based on the site location, students will participate in community projects, interact in learning forums with other pre-service teachers and visit historical and cultural sites and museums.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ED 1110 or SPE 1001.

    Credits: 1-3
  
  • ED 3260 - ASSESSMENT IN EDUCATION


    A basic testing and measurements course. Students study the domains of educational objectives, evaluation theory, the application of basic statistics to test data, and principles for selecting and interpreting standardized tests. Students will develop a test related to their area of teaching specialization.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Information Literacy
  
  • ED 3308 - TEACHING FOR MIDDLE-LEVEL LITERACY


    This course is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to support literacy among middle-school students, grades 4-8.  The course focuses on foundations of literacy, components of reading, types of texts, reading and writing assessment, reading and writing instruction and support strategies, and middle-level literacy research. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: ED 1110.

    Co-Requisites ED 3400.

    Credits: 3 cr.

  
  • ED 3310 - CONTENT AREA READING AND WRITING


    Designed to provide instructional experiences that enable secondary content teaching candidates and special field teacher candidates to develop selected basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding the reading learning process. May be offered in a modular timeframe format.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ED 3320.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ED 3312 - TEACHING SECONDARY ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS


    Designed to prepare the student for the teaching of middle school/junior/senior high school English communication arts. In investigating the present resources of the school, the needs of the learners, and the potential for development in the field of English language study, the student will be preparing to function in either a traditional or experience-based school curriculum.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ED 3313 - TEACHING SECONDARY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


    Designed to prepare preservice teachers to teach science and technology to middle school and high school students. Content in the course includes principles, materials, strategies, and techniques for teaching science and technology.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ED 3314 - TEACHING SECONDARY MATHEMATICS


    Examines methods of teaching secondary school mathematics in the “Information Age”, the mathematics education reform movement, curricular changes and the standards for school mathematics, instructional methodology, use of materials, and development of skills required of secondary school mathematics teachers.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ED 3316 - TEACHING SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES


    This course provides a thorough background in the methods and materials for the teaching of social studies. Emphasis is placed on self-directed inquiry that focuses on identifying issues, problems, and contexts and on methods to incorporate this knowledge and these skills into classroom instruction. Students will have an opportunity to plan and implement practice strategies in a classroom setting.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ED 1102 or ED 1110 and must be a teacher education candidate.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ED 3317 - TEACHING SECONDARY FOREIGN LANGUAGES


    Emphasizes methods of teaching language skills, lesson organization, language resources, multimedia applications including computer technology and the history of foreign language teaching.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ED 3320 - OBSERVATION AND PARTICIPATION - SECONDARY


    Provides secondary education students with opportunities to observe and participate in secondary schools prior to student teaching. Topics addressed include effective teaching and classroom discussion techniques, lesson and unit planning, and classroom management and discipline. Students receive supervision and feedback on their classroom performance from classroom teachers and the college instructor. Offered in a modular timeframe format.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Co-requisite: ED 3310.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Information Literacy
  
  • ED 3324 - TEACHING MIDDLE-LEVEL MATHEMATICS


    This course is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach mathematics to middle-school students, grades 4-8.  The course focuses on implementation of state- and national-level mathematics teaching standards, assessment of middle-level mathematics understanding, developmentally appropriate mathematics instructional techniques, and research in mathematics education. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: ED 1110.  Completed requirements for Gate One.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ED 3326 - TEACHING MIDDLE-LEVEL SOCIAL STUDIES


    This course provides a thorough background in the methods and materials for the teaching of social studies in grades 4-8.  Emphasis is placed on self-directed inquiry, which focuses on identifying issues, problems, and contexts, and on methods to incorporate this knowledge and these skills into classroom instruction.  Students will have an opportunity to plan and implement practice strategies of their own in the classroom. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: ED 1110, ED 2205, GEG 1101, HST 1111, HST 2201 and completion of Gate One requirements.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ED 3327 - TEACHING MIDDLE-LEVEL SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY


    This course is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach science to middle-school students, grades 4-8.  The course focuses on implementation of state- and national-level science teaching standards, safety and welfare, techniques for assessment and instruction, nature of science and technology, socially important issues related to science and technology, and utilization of community resources for science and technology education. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: ED 1110 and complete Gate One requirements.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ED 3400 - SCHOOL EXPERIENCES AT THE MIDDLE LEVEL


    A pre-student teaching intensive field experience course, focusing on history and philosophy of middle-level education, teaching at the middle level, understanding of early adolescent development, and professionalism. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: ED 3324, ED 3327 and 60 earned credits.

    Co-Requisite ED 3308.

    Credits: 3 cr.

  
  • ED 4400 - STUDENT TEACHING


    (By arrangement) Opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired in professional preparation. Accomplished by a field experience in university established centers under supervision of qualified cooperating teachers. Observations and conferences are scheduled by the departmental supervisor.

    Credits: 12 cr.
  
  • ED 4400L - SENIOR LAB: BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL


    This lab is designed to develop and refine professional competencies prior to accepting a teaching position.   Topics include current issues; school organization, administration, and law; teacher certification issues; collective bargaining and unions; philosophies of teaching; seeking a professional position; and beginning a teaching career. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: Co-requisite ED 4400

    Credits: 0 cr.
  
  • ED 4460 - PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR


    Designed to develop and refine professional competencies prior to accepting a teaching position. Topics include current issues; school organization, administration, and law; techniques for seeking a professional position; teacher certification issues; collective bargaining and unions; philosophies of teaching; seeking a professional position; and beginning a teaching career.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: Senior standing in teacher education; taken during student teaching semester.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
  • ED 4497 - INDEPENDENT STUDY


    Independent study is an activity initiated by the student to increase his/her already advanced knowledge in a particular academic discipline. The subject is examined in an intensive manner with guidance by a faculty member who has special expertise in that field.

    Credits: 1 - 3 cr. Notes: May be taken for 1 through 3 credits at one time.
  
  • ELE 1150 - INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION


    An introduction to the teaching of young children, birth through age eight; current issues and practices; historic and future trends; and assessment of one’s strengths and interests related to the career opportunities in early childhood education.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ED 1102.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ELE 1190 - CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND COGNITION I: PRENATAL TO 5 YEARS


    This course covers child development, with focus on related cognitive process of children from prenatal age to 5 years old.  Candidates will develop knowledge, skills, & competencies in a comprehensive range of developmental topic areas: language, social, moral, and physical areas.
    Other topics include the needs of young children and family influences.  Candidates will learn developmentally appropriate practices to include educational contexts, assessment, and classroom applications; the use of data-driven research about young children; and identification with young childhood education including professional organizations (PDE, NAEYC, & ACEI).  

    Prerequisites & Notes: PSY 1101.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ELE 2210 - CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND COGNITION II: 6 - 9 YEARS


    This course covers child development, with focus on related cognitive process of children from 6-9 years old.  Candidates will develop knowledge, skills, and competencies in a comprehensive range of developmental topics areas: cognitive, language, social, moral, and physical areas.
    Other topics include the needs of young children and family influences.  Candidates will learn developmentally appropriate practices to include educational contexts, assessment, and classroom applications; the use of data-driven research about young children; and identification with young childhood education including professional organizations (PDE, NAEYC, and ACEI). 

    Prerequisites & Notes: ELE 1190.

    Credits: 3 cr. Dual Listed/Cross Listed: ELE-5550
  
  • ELE 2220 - CHILD DEVELOPMENT


    Examines development from conception and infancy, through preschool and middle school, and ends with adolescence. Major developmental theories that focus on the interaction of heredity and the environment are the key components.

    Prerequisites & Notes: PSY 1101.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ELE 2800 - EARLY CHILDHOOD INTEGRATED CURRICULUM and METHODS


    Students learn to build on children’s experience and knowledge to foster development of skills in language, communication, observation, investigation, inquiry, collaboration, citizenship, and social interactions, using play, visual and auditory stimulation, and hands-on manipulation of developmentally appropriate resources.  Family, linguistic, cultural, and community backgrounds, individual approaches to learning; and informal knowledge will be addressed, as will issues of self-control and self-esteem.  Students learn to introduce content in language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, physical health, music, integrated arts, and technology to pre-school children. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: ED 1110.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ELE 3263 - PRESCHOOL CURRICULUM AGES 3 - 5


    Addresses aspects of a quality preschool program. Topics this course examines include: theoretical foundations of teaching and learning, children ages 3 - 5; preschool curriculum models; key components of a preschool program; an integrated curriculum to foster children’s development; and adapting curricula for children in inclusive preschool settings. This course will require observations and participation in a preschool setting.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ELE 3301 - OBSERVATION AND PARTICIPATION - ELEMENTARY


    Provides juniors with the following observation, participation and professional guidance experiences: observation of an elementary classroom; orientation to policies and practices of an elementary school; opportunity to observe the in-service teacher in the performance of his/her duties; introduction to administrative duties of an elementary classroom; the privilege of working with individual children, small groups of children and an entire classroom under supervision; and the opportunity to receive feedback on performance from the cooperating teacher and the college supervisor.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Information Literacy
  
  • ELE 3362 - EMERGING LITERACY


    Theoretical foundations and the components of a developmentally appropriate literacy program for children ages 4-8 are introduced. Topics include: teaching and assessment strategies, instructional resources, classroom management, grouping for instruction, and involving parents.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ELE 3383 - LITERACY METHODS I: PRE-K-1


    Developmentally appropriate literacy instruction for the preschool and early grades featuring the following: foundation in research and theory; word-level instructional strategies; text-level comprehension strategies; reading-writing connections; instructional approaches and materials; and assessment. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: ELE 2800.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ELE 3384 - TEACHING ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS


    Methods of teaching mathematics in the “Information Age”, the reform movements curricular changes and emphasis, instructional methodology and use of materials, and development of mathematics skills required of elementary school teachers are examined.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ELE 3386 - SOC STUDIES METHODS


    Students learn the scope and sequence of the social studies that encompass the seven disciplines of history, geography, political science, economics, sociology, psychology, and anthropology and align with the ten NCSS thematic strands.  They incorporate developmentally appropriate multicultural social studies content, integrative cross-curricular models, research-based instructional methods employing current technologies to plan lessons and as social studies unit for children in Pre-K to grade 4 settings. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: ELE 2800.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ELE 3387 - SCIENCE METHODS


    Develops techniques for fostering understanding of the nature of science and strengthening the habit of conducting first-hand scientific inquiry into the natural world.  Emphasis is placed on developmentally appropriate techniques for bridging early conceptions of the natural world to scientific conceptions, along with implementation of state and national science/technology standards. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: ELE 2800.

     

    Credits: 3 cr.

  
  • ELE 3388 - MATHEMATICS METHODS I: GRADES PRE K-1


    Planning, implementing, and assessment of developmentally appropriate mathematics instruction in preschool through first grade. Emphasis on materials, activities, manipulatives, learning centers, games, children’s literature, and technologies to build emergent conceptual mathematical understandings. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: ELE 2800.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ELE 3391 - BEHAVIORAL, SOCIAL, AND EMOTIONAL ISSUES


    Addresses “at-risk” factors in children and the classroom techniques that teachers may use to address students’ behavioral, social, and emotional needs. Topics examined in the course include classroom management and discipline, students’ social relationships, students’ emotional well being, and gender issues in teaching. Teachers will learn to identify students who are victims of physical abuse and to make appropriate professional referrals.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ELE 3395 - INTEGRATING ARTS


    Examines the nature of creativity and varied uses of creativity and the arts in elementary lesson planning, teaching, and curriculum development; areas of study include art, music, drama, storytelling, movement and dance, poetry, and children’s literature; emphasis is placed upon the uses of creativity and the arts by classroom teachers to enhance their teaching across the curriculum.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ELE 2800.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ELE 3400 - SCHOOL EXPERIENCES IN BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL


    This course provides a pre-student teaching extended field experience in Pre-K through fourth grade education.  Field experiences will be marked by attention to candidate reflection, continuous learning, research-validated and ethical practices, advocacy for children, knowledge and understanding of diversity, collaboration with others, adapting instruction to individual student learning differences, and commitment to professional standards and growth.  This field experience course should be scheduled as close to student teaching as possible and after students have completed a significant number of education methods courses. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: Take ELE-2800 and earned 60 credits.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Information Literacy
  
  • ELE 4400 - STUDENT TEACHING


    (By arrangement) Opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired in professional preparation. Accomplished by a field experience in university established centers under supervision of qualified cooperating teachers. Observations and conferences are scheduled by the departmental supervisor.

    Credits: 12 cr.
  
  • ELE 4400L - (W)SENIOR LAB: BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL


    This lab is designed to develop and refine professional competencies prior to accepting a teaching position.  Topics include current issues; school organization, administration, and law; teacher certification issues; collective bargaining and unions; philosophies of teaching; seeking a professional position; and beginning a teaching career. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: Co-requisites:  Take ELE-4400

    Pre-requisites:  Students are registered for this lab by the Field Experience Office, only after approval of the Student Teaching Application.  Therefore, no student would be admitted to student teaching without the rest of the education program.

    Credits: 0 cr. General Education Requirement: Writing

  
  • ELE 4403 - (W)LANGUAGE ARTS METHODS FOR THE DEVELOPING CHILD


    Language arts instruction in Pre-K-4 early childhood and elementary education.  Featured topics include language arts theory and research; instructional techniques for developing listening, speaking, reading, writing, visual representations, and viewing; spelling, handwriting, grammar, and word study; comprehension.  Particular emphasis is placed on writing instruction. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: ELE 3383.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Writing
  
  • ELE 4405 - EARLY SCHOOL CURRICULUM AGES 6-8


    Addresses aspects of a quality early school program (K-3rd grade). Topics examined in this course include: theoretical foundations of teaching and learning with children, age 6-8; perspectives that inform curriculum planning; components of an early grade program; an integrated curriculum; and adapting curricula for children in inclusive settings. Students will team-teach with classmates in an early grade in a local school.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ELE 1150 and ELE 3263.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ELE 4425 - LITERACY METHODS II


    Builds on literacy and language models and teaching methods from ELE 3383, with an emphasis on differentiating instruction based on formal and informal reading assessments.  Approaches to designing data-driven interventions for individuals and research-based classroom literacy methods are explored.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ELE 3383.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ELE 4426 - MATHEMATICS METHODS II: GRADES 2-4


    Elementary mathematics instruction in grades two, three, and four.  Featured topics include problem solving, teaching for conceptual understanding, uses of manipulatives, number and operations, early algebra and geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability.  Knowledge and application of national and state standards for the teaching of mathematics. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: ELE 3388.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ELE 4435 - LITERACY METHODS II


    Builds on literacy and language models and teaching methods from ELE 3383, with an emphasis on differentiating instruction based on formal and informal reading assessments.  Approaches to designing data-driven interventions for individuals and research-based classroom literacy methods are explored. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: ELE 3383.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ELE 4460 - PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR


    Designed to develop and refine professional competencies prior to accepting a teaching position. Topics include current issues; school organization, administration, and law; techniques for seeking a professional position; teacher certification issues; collective bargaining and unions; philosophies of teaching; seeking a professional position; and beginning a teaching career.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: Senior standing in teacher education; taken during student teaching semester.

    Credits: 2 cr.
  
  • ENG 0090 - BASIC WRITING SKILLS


    Designed to prepare students to do college-level writing. DOES NOT COUNT TOWARD TOTAL CREDITS NEEDED FOR GRADUATION.

    Credits: 3 cr.
  
  • ENG 1112 - COMPOSITION I


    Intensive reading and writing of expository prose. Analytical and critical thinking and college-level research skills are emphasized.

    Prerequisites & Notes: Exemption from ENG 0090 or equivalent transfer course.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Foundations of Knowledge – Written Communication,
    General Education Core, Information Literacy
  
  • ENG 1115 - INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE


    Introduction to reading poetry, fiction, drama for understanding and enjoyment.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Humanities,
    Language and Literature
  
  • ENG 1130 - INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDIES


    An intensive introduction to the discipline of literary studies for current and prospective English majors. Students will become acquainted with literary genres and terms, learn strategies for reading and understanding literature, and develop critical skills for discussing and analyzing literary texts.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Global Awareness
  
  • ENG 1175 - NATURE OF LANGUAGE


    This course explores “the nature of language,” looking at what language is, how we learn and use language, and how language functions in and shapes our lives.

    Credits: 3 cr. Dual Listed/Cross Listed: ANH 1104. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Social and Behavioral Sciences,
    Information Literacy, Languages & Literature
  
  • ENG 2203 - READINGS IN ANCIENT LITERATURE


    Selected texts from ancient cultures, such as Sumerian, Egyptian, Chinese, Indian, Hebrew, Greek, and Roman. 

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Global, Language and Literature
  
  • ENG 2204 - READINGS IN WORLD LITERATURE


    Selected readings from nineteenth and twentieth century world literature, excluding British and American.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Global, Language and Literature
  
  • ENG 2207 - READINGS IN BRITISH LITERATURE


    Selected readings from British literature.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Global Awareness, Language and Literature
  
  • ENG 2208 - READINGS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE


    Selected readings from American literature.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Language and Literature
  
  • ENG 2209 - READINGS IN SHAKESPEARE


    Selected readings in Shakespeare for the non-English major.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Humanities,
    Global Awareness, Language and Literature
  
  • ENG 2220 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE


    A study of one of the following topics: African-American Literature, Women’s Literature, other Minority Literature, Recent Literature, Film, or Folklore. May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Language and Literature
  
  • ENG 2222 - SLAVE NARRATIVE


    Students taking this course will read, discuss, and write about a variety of slave narratives from Equiano’s 1789 tale to Bok’s 2003 narrative. We will discuss the slave narrative as a genre, the authors’ motivations for publishing such accounts, and the social and literary impact of these texts. Students will hone their writing and critical thinking skills as well as develop an historical understanding of U.S. and recent worldwide slavery and slave narratives as we read, discuss, and write about a number of texts. Expect quizzes, in-class writing, informal response papers, and exams. Honors students will also give an oral presentation.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Unity and Diversity of Humanity – Themes - Ethics and Civic Responsibility,
    Humanities;
    Language and Literature
  
  • ENG 2225 - ENGLISH GRAMMAR


    A systematic description of the rules of modern English grammar, making use of both traditional and contemporary grammatical theories.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Humanities,
    Language and Literature
  
  • ENG 2226 - HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE


    A study of the development of the English language from Old English to modern times with special attention to the causes of linguistic change.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Humanities,
    Language and Literature
  
  • ENG 2252 - INTRODUCTION TO POETRY WRITING


    Designed to help students develop their voices and styles as poets and to discover and utilize the various poetic devices and forms through writing exercises, reading and discussing poems, discussing one another’s poems in a supportive atmosphere and through revising poems.

    Credits: 3 cr. Dual Listed/Cross Listed: ENG 3252. General Education Requirement: Unity and Diversity of Humanity – Themes - Arts and the Human Experience
  
  • ENG 2254 - INTRODUCTION TO FICTION WRITING


    Designed to help students find their true voice and true concerns as writers while mastering the essentials of the art. Emphasis is on writing exercises and then complete works, but also on becoming better readers. In-depth discussion of student work, the assigned readings, and the process of writing.

    Credits: 3 cr. Dual Listed/Cross Listed: ENG 3254. General Education Requirement: Unity and Diversity of Humanity – Themes - Arts and the Human Experience
  
  • ENG 2268 - SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I


    Survey of major British literature from Beowulf through Neoclassicism.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112 or ESL 1112.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Humanities,
    Language & Literature, Global Awareness


  
  • ENG 2269 - SURVEY OF BRITISH LITERATURE II


    Survey of major British literature from the Romantics through the present.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112 OR ESL 1112.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Humanities,
    Global Awareness, Languages and Literature
  
  • ENG 2278 - SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE I


    Survey of 17th, 18th, and early 19th century American writers.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112 or ESL 1112.

    General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Humanities,
    Languages and Literature
  
  • ENG 2280 - SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II


    Survey of American writers from the late nineteenth century to the present. 

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 1112 or ESL 1112.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Humanities,
    Languages and Literature
  
  • ENG 2299 - MONSTERS IN LITERATURE AND FILM


    This course focuses on analyzing and understanding the significance of monsters in mythology, literature, and film using a variety of critical approaches.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Humanities,
    Languages & Literature
  
  • ENG 3252 - ADVANCED POETRY WRITING


    Students further develop their skills as poets by studying contemporary poetry by a wide diversity of writers and writing their own poems.  Emphasis will be on students developing a body of work to be edited into a chapbook.  Students will give presentations over a “poet mentor”, learn how to evaluate literary markets and how to submit poetry manuscripts for publication, and give a reading of their poems.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 2252.

    Credits: 3 cr. Dual Listed/Cross Listed: ENG 2252. General Education Requirement: Unity and Diversity of Humanity – Themes - Arts and the Human Experience
  
  • ENG 3254 - ADVANCED FICTION WRITING


    Through writing exercises, reading the work of published writers, and workshopping original manuscripts, students will work on creating a portfolio of short fiction or the first three chapters of a novel.  Students will also learn how to market their work.

    Prerequisites & Notes: ENG 2254.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Unity and Diversity of Humanity – Themes - Arts and the Human Experience
  
  • ENG 3281 - INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS


    Methods of analysis and description of language and ways in which human beings use their language. Of interest to students who wish to continue study of linguistics as well as those in a variety of professions who wish to read with understanding linguistic literature in their own field.

    Credits: 3 cr. General Education Requirement: Approaches to Knowledge – Social and Behavioral Sciences,
    Information Literacy, Language and Literature
 

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