Research Grant Writ For Sced
Covers topics to analyze, critique, and develop a research proposal. Students will study the methodology of research as well as the mechanisms of obtaining external funding for their proposed projects. The students will develop problems, search literature, write rationales, critically evaluate each other?s work, and turn in a complete research or funding proposal. Spring, annually. May be repeated (as topics vary) up to six credits.
Sci Cur Mid & Jr High
A course designed to acquaint students with modern science instructional strategies and curricula for the junior high/middle school levels. Recent developments in curricular objectives, the unique physiological and psychological qualities of middle level students, science content, teaching strategies, and laboratories are stressed. Fall, annually.
Covers recent developments in astronomy which are not normally covered in a traditional astronomy course. Topics include stellar, evolution, pulsars, neutron stars, black holes, quasars, and supernovae. Summer, on demand.
Emphasizes the selection and preparation of demonstrations and projects in astronomy for teachers of elementary and secondary schools. Summer, on demand.
Adv Field Photography
Teaches in-service teachers how to use the advanced aspects of modern SLR 35mm camera and accessories to photograph science subjects in the field. Includes advanced techniques of close-up, telephoto, and photomacrography, as well as use of advanced depth of field, lighting, and composition. Students learn advanced techniques of photographing flora and fauna, geological, astronomical, meteorological, and ecological subjects. Students provide camera and film. Prerequisites: SCED 466 or permissionof instructor. Summer, on demand.|
Slide Program Develop
This course is normally taken concurrently with SCED 466: Field Photography or SCED 566: Advanced Field Photography. It is designed to be taken by in-service teachers and will teach them how to put together short, single-concept slide programs to beused in their elementary or secondary science classrooms. The Karplus and Generative Models of teaching concepts will be stressed for use with the program. Prerequisites: SCED 466 or SCED 566 or must be taken concurrently, or permission of instructor. Summer, on demand.|
Local Sch Cur Dev
Assists individual or groups of teachers with sufficient science background to develop, improve, or implement science curricula for the elementary and secondary schools. Focuses on the production of curricular materials for actual use and evaluation. Permission of instructor. Each semester. May be repeated (as topics vary) for nine credits.
Pgm Improving Eled Sci
PIES promotes effective science teaching and instructional leadership in science in the elementary school. In-service teachers, through hands-on investigations in the life, physical, and earth sciences, acquire knowledge of science, increase their skills in using science process skills, and develop positive attitudes toward science. A similar course, SCED 471: Program for Improving Elementary Science, is offered for undergraduate, senior, elementary majors. On demand. Permission of instructor required.
Enhanc Ed Leader In Sci
PEELS involves elementary administrator/teacher teams in exemplary science experiences. Teams are instructed in science process skills, effective science teaching strategies, development of science program goals, and the application of science education research to elementary school science programs. Each team designs and implements an action plan which focuses on specific actions for the improvement of science in their own schools. On demand. Permission of instructor required.
Creat Integ Of Sci El Ed
CISEE helps in-service elementary teachers learn how to integrate science content and science-process skills with other subject areas, including reading and language arts, math, social studies, physical education, art, music, and microcomputer education. Emphasis on the use of hands-on investigations; teachers are required to design and implement lessons for their own students which demonstrate the integration of science and other elementary curriculum areas. On demand. Permission of instructor,required.
Science & Software-Eled
Helps elementary teachers identify, select, and integrate science courseware appropriate for implementation into existing elementary school science curricula. Participants use exemplary science courseware to introduce, enhance, and reinforce relatedhands-on science activities. The culminating project for this course is the presentation of action research findings related to the relationships between microcomputers and hands-on elementary school science. On demand. Permission of instructor requi,red.
Career Orient Sci & Tech
COST involves middle/junior high teachers in utilizing the skills of community resource people to demonstrate the need for science in many careers-including those not traditionally associated with science. The format of the course follows the COMETS,(Career Orientated Modules to Explore Topics in Science) model. Teachers learn where to find science-resource people and how to work with the resource person to present lessons in the classroom. Teachers implement lessons with a resource person durin,g the course. On demand. Permission of instructor required.
Sci Tech & Soc: Topics
Interdisciplinary course designed to acquaint students with information, curricula and teaching methodologies appropriate for integrating STS topics into science and social studies instruction. Includes topics in nature of science, history of science, history of technology, ethical decision-making, and the influences of changes in science and technology on society. Required for all secondary science and social studies education majors. Spring semester.
Micro Sci Lab Interface
This course is designed to instruct elementary and/or secondary science teachers in basic interfacing and interfacing applications for their own classrooms. Course participants construct interfacing materials, set up related science investigations, and analyze data collected from the constructed probes. Course participants also explore possible uses for interfacing equipment in the science curriculum. On demand. Permission of instructor required.
Inform Tech Ed I
ITEC I is designed to provide teachers with computer literacy, programming skills, and experiences with exemplary courseware and software. The course is designed specifically for computer novices. Teachers will learn to operate and program microcomputers while developing skills needed for teaching their students to use microcomputers for classroom applications. The course also prepares teachers to evaluate courseware and software appropriate for use in their school curriculum. On demand. Permiss,ion of instructor required.
Inform Tech Ed II
Provides K-12 educators with intermediate-level competencies to effectively integrate microcomputer courseware, hardware, and related microprocessor technology into the teaching and learning process. Instructional theory for the design and evaluation of solutions to problems of learning, and using computer technology as a tool, will also be emphasized in the course. Students will complete a computer-generated portfolio of related lesson plans, handouts, transparencies, etc. On demand. Permission of instructor required.
An introduction to the techniques of operation and maintenance of planetarium projectors. Opportunities are provided for writing and presenting programs at various levels of instruction. The use of auxiliary projectors, the production of audiovisualmaterials, multimedia displays and live versus programmed presentations are emphasized. Prerequisite: ES 200 and 201 or consent of instructor. On demand.
With the approval of his or her advisor a student may research a selected topics related to the teaching of elementary and/or secondary science. Permission of instructor. Each semester. Maximum credits allowable toward graduation: 9 credits.
Prin Of Sociology
Introduces the nature and characteristics of human societies, the structure and processes of social life, the impact of social forces on personal and group behavior, and the interdependence of society and the individual. Each semester.
Women And Culture
Introduces the study of the lives of women in cross-cultural perspective. Explores gender issues including sexual division of labor, inequality, changing position of women in families, and the role of women in development. Alternate years.
Examines historical and contemporary attempts to explain the origins of criminal behavior and society's reaction to it from a variety of perspectives. Provides students with an understanding of how these theories have influenced the present criminal, justice systems. Annually
Intro To Gerontology
Provide a general introduction to social gerontology. Emphasizes the typical aspects of aging. Reviews current hypotheses and findings concerning aging processes. No prerequisite. Annually.
Classical Sociol Theory
Acquaints students with the thoughts of sociologists who have made major contributions to the founding of the discipline and whose work continues to be relevant today. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of the instructor. Fall, annually.
Examines class, social status, and power inequalities at the community, national, and world level. Considers a history of inequality, theories of structured inequality, class information, poverty, class, gender, and racial inequalities, modality, and legitimacy. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of instructor. On demand.
Explores the relationship between the individual and the social environment emphasizing group influences on individual attitudes and behavior. Examines major social psychological theories focusing primarily on symbolic interactionism, ethnoemthodology, dramaturgy, and the sociology of emotions. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or permission of instructor. On demand.
Examines the nature of social welfare policies and programs in the U.S. An overview of the history and administration of major social welfare programs is presented. Examines programs for the poor, the mentally ill, the disabled, children and families at-risk, the unemployed, and the aged in our society. No prerequisite. Spring, annually.
Introduces the field of development anthropology, including its applied aspects. Explores the history of development theory; models of cultural change; contemporary issues of poverty and globalization; models of program design. Provides students with a practical background in project design, assessment, and management. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Alternate years|
Sociology Of Death And Dying
Provides an exploration of the sociological issues related to death, dying and bereavement. Topics examined include: societal definitions and attitudes, societal rituals and responses, and theoretical perspectives on death, dying and bereavement. Societal concerns regarding end-of-life decisions will be addressed. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.
Contemp Sociological Thy
Acquaints students with the thought of sociologists who have made major contributions to theoretical sociology since the 1930s. Covers the life, historical context, and major works of theorists such as Parsons, Merton, Dehrendorf, Coser, Collins, Homans, Blau, Turner, Goffman, and others. No prerequisite. On demand.
Sociology Of Work
A study of occupational and organizational work settings, social meanings, types, and social functions of work. Analyzes unemployment and its social causes and consequences. Examines selected work place reforms and proposed structural changes of work. Prerequisite: SOC 211 or ANTH 211. Once annually.