Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduces macroeconomics, national income analysis, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policies, inflation, unemployment, and international finance.
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduces microeconomics, consumer behavior and demand, organization of production, market structures, the pricing of inputs and outputs, and international trade.
Econ & Bus Stats (Honors)
This course is an accelerated combination of Economics 221 and Economics 222. Topics covered are descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, mathematical expectation, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, the analysis of variance and covariance, regression and correlation analysis, nonparametric statistics, and time series analysis. Applications of these techniques in the area of business and economics are emphasized. Statistical computer routines will be used. This course cannot be used to meet general education requirements.
Econ & Business Stats I
Covers descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, mathematical expectation, sampling distributions, and confidence intervals. Emphasizes application of these statistical techniques in the areas of business and economics. Prerequisites: College algebra or equivalent.
Econ & Business Stats II
Covers hypothesis testing, the analysis of variance, regression and correlation analysis, non-parametric statistics, and time series and index numbers analysis. Emphasizes applications of these techniques in the area of business and economics. Introduces students to the use of a prewritten computer statistical estimation program. Prerequisite: ECON 221 or ECON 504.
Adv Managerial Econ
This course will focus on the development and practical application of theoretical and quantitative techniques to business decision-making, including international applications. Optimization techniques draw on the student?s knowledge of economics, mathematics, and statistics through modeling and the use of computer statistical packages. Prerequisite: Microeconomics foundation course, ECON 222, MATH 232.
Econ & Bus Forecasting
An advanced study of forecasting techniques and business conditions analysis. Topics include: economic indicator analysis, classical time series components, econometric forecasting techniques, exponential smoothing models, and ARIMA models. Emphasisis placed on model development and evaluation using pre-written computer forecasting routines. Prerequisites: ECON 222 and macroeconomics foundation course.
An opportunity for the graduate student to investigate in depth a facet of economics not covered by course offerings. The topic of study and course requirements must be approved by the Department of Economics chair, and the work must be supervised by a faculty member. Prerequisites: ECON 603, ECON 510 or ECON 611, and other requirements as deemed appropriate by the faculty supervisor.
Adv Micro Econ An
An advanced study of the logical and mathematical development of microeconomic theories and the application of economic models to business problems. Major areas of study include demand theory, market models, welfare economics, and general equilibrium analysis. Prerequisite: Microeconomics foundation course.
An advanced study and analytical development of macroeconomic theory. Major areas include national income accounts, aggregate income determination models, monetary aggregates, and macro dynamics. Prerequisite: Macroeconomics foundation course.
An opportunity for students to investigate specific topics or current issues on the graduate level. Prerequisites depend on the subject to be covered.
Ed Found For Middle & High Sch
Familiarizes teacher candidates with middle/senior high schools by emphasizing the role, philosophy, and organization of middle/senior high schools in today's diverse society. Covers historical, philosophical, psychological, and sociological perspectives by examining major concepts, principles, theories, and research of developmentally responsive middle/senior high programs and schools; examines middle/senior high school governance, finance, teachers' legal, ethical and professional rights and responsibilities; highlights effective teaching practices and integrative curriculum at the middle/senior high levels; explores current issues in American education. Classroom field observations and explorations in a middle/senior high school, requir|
Human Develop & Learn
Acquisition of understanding and appreciation of the cognitive, social-emotional, ecological-systems, and physical-motor dimensions of human growth and changes (birth through adolescence). Emphasizes cultural influences on human growth and change with respect to cognition, learning theories, individual differences, personality, growth, abilities, and interests. Explores cross-cultural and multiethnic perspectives with respect to holistic development of children and adolescents; involvement withand observation of individuals at various levels of development. Each semester.
Examines pre-adolescent and adolescent development, learning theories, and education environments in a multicultural society from the perspective of educational psychology. Emphasizes learning theory and adolescent characteristics, including development and motivation as they impact teacher decision-making in the middle and high school levels of learning. Special attention paid to critical thinking and experiential processes to engage students in a critical constructivist process. Prerequisit,e: ED 110; Clearances required for school observations.
Micro Applic In Classrm
Introduces pre-service educators (K-12) to microcomputer technology and prepares them to use microcomputers as tools in their classroom. While acquiring computer skills, students explore, use, and demonstrate competence in each of the following areas: word processing, databases, spreadsheets, multimedia/hypermedia, CD-ROM, desktop publishing, software applications, instructional design, telecommunications, and major issues associated with the use of technology in education. Course complements students' specific areas of expertise.
Provides prospective teachers with a comprehensive understanding of the complexity of ethnic diversity and pluralism in the United States, and explores pluralism from a global perspective. Analyzes the goals, rationale, meaning, assumptions, and necessary school conditions for effective teaching and learning in multicultural multi-ethnic schools, fostering multicultural competencies and preparing prospective teachers for multicultural multi-ethnic classrooms. Emphasizes interpersonal and pedagogical skills needed for success of teacher and learner.
Prepares pre-service professional educators to organize and manage instructional environments through a variety of instructional formats and classroom organizational methods, as well as teacher leadership roles. Provides competencies necessary to plan positive instructional activities, organize classroom space and time, direct the acquisition of knowledge and appropriate social behavior, and apply a range of classroom control techniques. Requires participation experiences in the schools.
Secondary Ed Block
Inst Strat & Mgmt Sec & K-12
Explores basic skills of planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating the teaching-learning and management process through a clinical approach to teaching. Focuses on teacher effectiveness research and its application to instructional strategies and materials, classroom and behavior management, and educational technology. Includes peer teaching and simulations as integral components of the course. Incorporates variety of instructional strategies: lecture, discussion groups, simulations, peer teaching, and group and individual analysis peer teaching experiences. Prerequisite: ED 121 or 122.|
Meth Teaching & Eval Lang Art
Prepares aspiring secondary school teachers in the methods of teaching such language-based subjects as speech, composition, literature, grammar, and reading, as well as media use. Observations and teaching experiences in area schools are included.Prerequisite: ED 327.
Examines construction, selection, administration, interpretation, and utilization of evaluation techniques and instruments, including statistical interpretations. Emphasizes analysis of standardized tests applicable to various content areas, as wellas the construction and utilization of qualitative assessment techniques. Taken concurrently with the methods courses (block) for secondary education majors. Taken prior to the methods courses (block) for elementary education majors. Prerequisite: ED, 327 and admission to Certification Program. Each semester.
Meth Of Teaching Sec Science
Prepares biology, chemistry, earth science, general sscience and physics teachers for the secondary schools. Emphasizes formulating objectives, selecting and organizing content, developing skill in using a variety of teaching strategies, and evaluating pupil progress. Stresses the investigatory approach to teaching biology in laboratory, field, and simulated teaching experiences. Includes observations and teaching experiences in area schools. Prerequisite: ED 327. Each semester.
Examines techniques for helping secondary students develop reading skills needed to comprehend content-area textbooks. Students will examine those skills in their certification area. Applies skills and competencies developed in ED 225: MULTICULTURAL,EDUCATION. Required course for secondary education majors. Requires participation experiences in the schools. Prerequisite: ED 327.
Meth Tch Physical Sci
Explores modern concepts of chemistry, physics, and general science teaching and evaluating, emphasizing a laboratory-oriented approach. Presents the philosophy, laboratory techniques, curriculum testing, and extracurricular aspects of secondary school chemistry, physics, and general science teaching. Prerequisite: For secondary chemistry majors--1 in chemistry; for physics majors--10 s.h. in physics. Includes observations and teaching experiences in area schools. Prerequisite: ED 327. Fall, annually.
Meth Tch Ph-Math
Designed for students seeking certification in both physics and mathematics. Contains the modern methods of teaching and evaluating in both these disciplines, as described in the courses listed as ED 334 and 339. Students divide their time between these two methods courses according to schedule presented in consultation with the instructors in these courses. Includes observations and teaching experiences in area schools. Prerequisite: ED 327. Fall, annually.
Meth Tch & Eval Soc Stu
Coordinates knowledge of the social science disciplines with various teaching strategies appropriate for instruction at the junior and senior high school levels. Provides a historical perspective, examination of current research, curriculum programsand trends, and methods and materials applicable to unit type social studies teaching in a pluralistic society. Emphasizes the development, selection, management, and evaluation of materials and experiences that foster concept development, inquiry and critical thinking in social studies. Considers addressing the needs of diverse student populations, integrating social studies with other current areas, addressing national and state standards, and the applications of technology. Prerequisite: ED 3|
Meth Tch & Eval Math
Explores place and function of mathematics in secondary education, content improvement and evaluation of instruction in mathematics, acquaintance with current literature and research, and observation in secondary schools. Includes observations and teaching experiences in area schools. Prerequisites: ED 327 and nine hours of college mathematics. Fall, annually.
Tch English Lang Learners
Introduces participants to background, methods, and strategies needed to effectively teach English Language Learners. Includes research and theory of second language acquisition, bilingualism, the difference between social and academic proficiency,and the roles that culture and language play in learning. Explores importance of native language support in achieving academic success and teacher's role in building a safe classroom where diversity of languages and cultures and welcomed and encoura,"ged. Investigates culturally diverse students' values expressed through beliefs and behaviors. Requires active participation through class discussion, opportunities for practice-teaching, evaluation and development of materials and instructional pl|
Meth Envron Ed