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160. Introductory Topics
See Topics Courses.
280/380. Internship: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent Study
Courses 280/380.
290/390. Individual Project: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent
Study Courses 290/390.
310. Theoretical Foundations in Elementary School Mathematics
This course is designed for Elementary Education majors. This course will focus on
understanding elementary mathematical concepts and processes taught in the elementary (K-8)
curriculum. Noted are the fundamental mathematical concepts most applicable for teaching at
the elementary level: number and operations, algebra, geometry, data analysis and probability.
Prerequisites: EDU 205, 215, 230, 240, admission to the Teacher Education Program, and
junior standing.
320. Interdisciplinary Theory and Practice for the Elementary Classroom
Current K-6 methods in the teaching of visual and performance art and health and wellness.
Special emphasis upon pedagogical strategies and theories needed to be an interdisciplinary
classroom teacher. Required of all Education majors seeking K-6 certification. Prerequisites:
EDU 205, 215, 230, 240, admission to the Teacher Education Program, and junior standing.
501. Academic Writing (1/4)
This course aims to provide students with deliberate practice in academic writing and critical
thinking. Instruction will consist of a mix of large group class meetings, smaller group
workshops, and individual conferences targeted in aiding students in refining their writing
process and generating strategies for improvement. This course will encompass four blocks.
Prerequisite: completion of a "W" listed course.
502. Academic Performance Tutorial (1/4)
College success depends on the ability to organize one's time efficiently and utilize critical
thinking skills. This course will teach students the techniques needed to read a textbook
carefully, take notes that will be useful, and approach college in a proactive and organized way.
This course will encompass three blocks. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
503. Math for the Natural Sciences (1/4)
This course emphasizes the importance of quantitative literacy in the natural sciences. The
course will provide instruction and practice in applying mathematical skills to solving problems
in the natural sciences. Students will meet with the instructor in three 1 â€“ 1.5 hour sessions each
of the first three weeks of three consecutive blocks in a semester, and will have approximately an
hour of work for each hour of class meetings, for a total of 25 hours. The course will focus on the
following primary topic areas: algebra and its application to solving problems, logarithms, unit
conversions, scientific notation, calculator use and graphs. Each block will include individual
meetings with students to assess their current level and diagnose issues. Offered every first
semester.
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