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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
MAED 501
Teaching Sec Mathematics
Teachers will learn how to integrate a variety of different strategies in teaching secondary mathematics. They will improve their understanding of mathematical concepts and apply these instructional strategies to improving student understanding. Pr,erequisite: Certification in teaching math. Offered: Summers and occasionally Spring.|
MAED 511
Tech for Teaching Sec Math
This course is designed to give secondary mathematics teachers an in-depth look at the research on the impact of technology on teaching and learning mathematics. Students will learn how to develop and critique technology experiences and will be expo,sed to new technologies and programs that aid in teaching mathematics. Prerequisite: Certification in teaching secondary mathematics or permission of instructor.|
MAED 532
Teaching Statistical Reasoning
Quantitative Literacy (QL) has proven to be an exciting, standards-based approach for teaching statistical techniques in K-12 classrooms. Through stimulating practical activities, the TI-83 graphing calculator and the statistical software FATHOM, te,achers in this course will explore real data focusing on classification, graphing, sampling, probability, simulation, and inference. This direct involvement and in-depth training will enable teachers to experience first-hand the value of QL and gain, confidence in their abilities to incorporate it into their classrooms. The course will include a fall follow up session where teachers report the use of a quantitative reasoning activity in their own classroom. Prerequisite: certification in teac|
MAED 537
Geometry/Trig For Sec Ed Tchrs
The course will visit axiom systems, review the core theorems of high school geometry, consider advanced topics in Euclidean Geometry, explore Non-Euclidean Geometries, examine Area and Transformations, look at trigonometry and have student presentat,ions of a relatively new geometric topic. Computer software (Geometer's Sketchpad, Kaliedomania, maple, ...) will be at teh center of the students work. Prerequisite: Admission into the program or permission of the instructor. Offered: Summer.|
MAED 540
Discrete Math For Tchrs 7-12
A course to review and develop a sound mathematical foundation for discrete mathematics topics covered in secondary school mathematics.|
MAED 550
Pre-Algebra For Teacher
Teachers will learn how to integrate a variety of different strategies in teaching concepts found in pre algebra (grades 6-8). They will improve their understanding of the mathematical concepts from an advanced perspective and apply these instructio,nal strategies to improving student understanding. Prerequisite: certification in teaching-mathematics teachers who are presently teachers of grades 5-9. Offered: Summer.|
MAED 551
Algebra & Number Thy for Tchrs
Students will examine pedagogy and use recent technology to reinforce their understanding of algebra and number theory topics covered in high school algebra and how to present them to their students. They will develop a deeper understanding of the p,rinciples underlying these topics, allowing them greater ability to adapt their teaching to meet the changing needs of their students. Additionally, they will look at the effects that technology is having on the subject matter taught and the methods, of teaching it. Prerequisite: MATH 451 or equivalent.|
MAED 556
Research in Math Tch & Learn
Students will investigate the research in mathematics teaching and learning that has been conducted in the last century, and particularly in the last three decades. Through this investigation, students will become more aware of critical issues withi,n the field of mathematics education. Various areas will be considered, including teachers' knowledge and beliefs, students' learning in number theory, rational numbers, algebra, and geometry, technology in mathematics education, and issues of affec,t and gender. Prerequisite: Certification in Secondary Mathematics or permission of instructor. Offered: Summer|
MAED 571
Analysis for Teachers
This course is designed to give secondary mathematics teachers an in-depth look at the analysis covered in the secondary mathematics curriculum. The concept of the function will be covered in great detail. This course will also cover the historical, development of calculus to gain greater insight into the fundamental theories of calculus (secondary level). Prerequisite: certification in teaching secondary mathematics or permission of instructor.|
MAED 581
Problem Solving
The course is designed to give students experience solving novel and often open-ended problems in multiple ways. Posing and solving problems drawn from rational numbers, number theory, algebra, measurement and geometry will help students to reinforc,e and integrate various strands of their high school mathematics curriculum and to reason and communicate more effectively. Prerequisite: Certification in Secondary Mathematics Education or ED 339: Meth of Teach & Eval Math and permission of instru,ctor. Offered: Summer|
MAED 585
App & Math Model For Teacher
A course to use mathematics in representing and solving real world problems. Mathematical concepts from middle school and high school mathematics will be applied to problems in social, physical, and biological sciences. Pedagogical and assessment i,ssues will be studied. Prerequisite: Certification in teaching mathematics, or mathematical science teachers in grades 7 through 12. Highly recommended: calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, or statistics. Offered: Summer.|
MAED 590
Historical Dev Of Mathematics
Students will explore the development of mathematics, from the early development of numeration systems to modern mathematics. They will learn how the technology and culture of different places and times affected the topics developed as well as the m,ethods used. Students will also discuss and develop ways to incorporate this information into their classroom teaching and to encourage cross disciplinary connections. Prerequisite: Degree in mathematical sciences or permission.|
MARS 320
Marine Geology
Sedimentary and tectonic characteristics of the continental margins and deep ocean basins; sediment transport and deposition in marine environments; marine geophysical methods at sea; marine mineral resources. Prerequisite: Introductory Geology and O,ceanography. Summer, on demand.|
MARS 341
Marine Biology
Deals briefly with the history of marine biology, and with the interrelationship of chemical and physical oceanography and marine biology. Marine habitats will be studied in more detail with reference to the adaptations of plant and animal inhabitan,ts. Course taught at the Marine Science Consortium (MSC), Wallops Island, Virginia.|
MARS 345
Marine Ornithology
An introductory course on the bird fauna of the sea coast, including avian diversity and ecology. Students will learn to identify coastal birds using plumage, behavior and songs. Lecture material will include information on distribution, behavior,,physiology and anatomy of birds. Course taught at the Marine Science Consortium (MSC), Wallops Island, Virginia.|
MARS 360
Marine Ecology
Interrelationships among animals, plants, and physical and chemical aspects of the environment will be studied, with an emphasis on adaptations for survival which are unique to the marine environment. Zoogeography and food chain interactions will al,so be studied with some emphasis placed on the impacts of human activities. Course taught at the Marine Science Consortium (MSC), Wallops Island, Virginia.|
MARS 403
Research Diver Methods
Study and practice of aquatic research methods using SCUBA as a tool. Advanced research diving topics include areas such as navigation, search and recovery, underwater photography, survey methods, estimating population parameters, and data acquisiti,on while under water. Specific research techniques will be presented in the context of specific aquatic research project conducted by students under the director of the instructor. Each summer.|
MARS 431
Ecology Of Marine Plankton
Study of the phytoplankton and zooplankton in marine and brackish environments. Qualitative and quantitative comparisons will be made between the planktonic populations of various types of habitats in relation to primary and secondary productivity., Course taught at the Marine Science Consortium (MSC), Wallops Island, Virginia.|
MARS 443
Marine Ichthyology
Study of the internal and external structure of fishes, their classification and evolutionary relationships, their ecology and behavior, their physiology and environmental requirements, and their distribution patterns in marine and brackish environme,nts. Course taught at the Marine Science Consortium (MSC), Wallops Island, Virginia.|
MARS 471
Scan Electron Microscop Marine
Trains students in the use of a portable scanning electron microscope (PSEMII), including principles of operation and use the SEM, preparation of geological and biological samples for imaging, size and shape analysis, and elemental and mineralogical,analysis with the energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDX). The latter portion of the course is dedicated to the design and execution of independent research projects in investigating a problem in marine science using the SEM and/or EDX. Course ta,ught at the Marine Science Consortium (MSC), Wallops Island, Virginia.|
Prep For College Math
Covers basic arithmetic and geometic principles necessary for the subsequent study of introductory algebra and other more advanced courses requiring a basic mathematics competency. Emphasizes decreasing mathematics anxiety, developing mathematics tex,t-reading abilities, including the study of vocabulary unique to the mathematics discipline, developing estimation skills, interpreting data, mental mathematics, and critical thinking. Major learning modalities are written response, calculator use an,d experimentation, analysis activities, and problem-solving.|
Basic Algebra
Introduces basic arithmetic and algebraic concepts, including an introduction to real numbers and algebraic expressions, solving equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, graphing, and systems of equations. Credits in this course do not cou,nt toward general education or graduation. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement determined by the Mathematics Department. Each semester.|
MATH 110
Intermediate Algebra
Covers topics in algebra beyond the introductory level, yet less than the precalculus level. No student who has satisfactorily completed MATH 131 or a higher-numbered mathematics course may subsequently receive credit for MATH 110. Prerequisite: C or, better in MATH 050 or satisfactory score on the department's placement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 111
Math Conc Grades K-8
Examines operations and properties of integers, fractions, and decimals. Includes elementary set theory, number theory, and functions. Covers conceptual foundations of the numerical content of the mathematics curriculum in the elementary and middle g,rades, emphasizing problem solving. MATH 111 is the first in a two-part sequence; the study of measurement, geometry, data gathering, and other topics are included in MATH 211. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 050 or satisfactory score on the depart,mental placement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 112
Excursions Math
Acquaints students with the nature and scope of modern mathematics and its applications. Emphasizes concepts and understanding rather than acquisition of techniques. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 050 or satisfactory score on the departmental plac,ement examination. Each semester.|
MATH 113
Quantitative Reasoning
Helps students develop quantitative reasoning skills. Core content, common to all sections, covers elements of descriptive statistics with particular emphasis on the representation and interpretation of data. Additional topics, covered at the instr,uctor's discretion, may include basic finance, probability, and logic. Prerequisite: MATH 112. Each semester.|
MATH 117
Mathematics for Health Science
Mathematics for Health Sciences (MATH 117), a three (3) credit course, will prepare students in health science related majors for the mathematical applications within the healthcare field. Topics that will be included are algebra; fractions and frac,tional equations; ratios and proportions; percentages, variation; relationships among systems of measure; scientific notation; logarithms; calculation of dosages; and basic geometry, graphing, and statistics. The course will incorporate real world ex,amples in an effort to foster the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary for success in today's healthcare space. Concepts included will be relevant for the various discipline specific certification exams. Prerequisite|
MATH 131
Applied Finite Math
Covers mathematical techniques with special applications in business and related areas. Includes matrices, linear programming, and mathematics of finance. Prerequisite: MATH 110 or satisfactory score on the departmental placement examination. Each se,mester.|
MATH 170
Algebra & Trig Mid Sch Tchrs
Investigates topics in algebra and trigonometry including rational expressions, exponential equations, linear equations and systems of linear equations, and right triangle trigonometry. This course is specifically designed to prepare students for to,pics in algebra and trigonometry that are encountered in the middle school classroom. Prerequisite: MATH 110 or equivalent Mathematics Department Placement and enrollment in the College of Education and Human Services.|
MATH 171
Prepares students for calculus by covering high school algebra, functions, inequalities, analytic trigonometry, logarithms, elementary theory of equations, complex numbers, and mathematical induction. Prerequisite: MATH 110 or satisfactory score on t,he departmental placement examination. Each semester.|