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Courses Offered

An introduction to biology emphasizing the chemistry of life, the cell, metabolism, genetics, bacteria and protists. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion and two hours of laboratory per week. This course is prerequisite to all advanced courses in biology for majors and minors. Offered every term.

PREREQ: MATH 141 WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER OR WAIVER.

An introduction to biology emphasizing evolution, animal physiology, ecology, fungal, plant and animal diversity. Dissections are required. Three hours of lecture, one hour of discussion and two hours of laboratory per week. This course is prerequisite to all advanced courses in biology for majors and minors. Offered every term.

PREREQ: BIOLOGY 141 AND MATH 141 BOTH WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER

A study of basic ecological concepts and their application to the identification, understanding, and abatement of contemporary environmental problems. Special emphasis is given to those problems resulting from man and his activities. This course is accepted as a course in conservation required for teacher licensure in the sciences.

An introduction to the general concepts of chemistry including matter and energy, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, reactions and stoichiometry, gas laws, changes of state, thermochemistry, acid-base theory, solutions, colloids, kinetics, equilibria and electrochemistry.

Continuation of Chemistry 102.

A basic course designed to help students increase their effectiveness in public speaking and interpersonal communication through learning current theory and developing skills through actual classroom experiences. A beginning course in principles of oral communication designed to develop confidence and precision through classroom speaking. For information about the waiver examination see the Proficiency/General Studies Requirements section of this Catalog. Students may not take for credit any course for which they have received a waiver, nor may they take for credit any course in the same department that is a prerequisite for a course that has been waived (e.g., if a student has been waived from Speech 234, he may not take Speech 110 for credit).

An introduction to computer programming and its applications to science, business and education. Opportunity for extensive experience in designing and writing structured programs in the Visual Basic language.

This course will give students the essentials of object-oriented programming in Java. Students will learn to formulate algorithms, to solve problems and to implement those solutions with a Java program that employs objects and classes. The student will be introduced to object-oriented design, applications and applets, class construction, methods and message passing arrays, string processing, file processing, and some event-handling and Graphical Use Interface programming. This course is designed for students with some prior programming experience.

This course teaches more advanced topics in object-oriented program design and the Java programming language. Coverage includes multi-dimensional arrays, methods, error handling, strings, regular expressions, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, generic types, program debugging and testing, database and file processing, event-handling, and graphical user interfaces.

PREREQ: (COMPSCI 172 OR (COMPSCI 174 AND CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR)) AND (MATH 143 OR MATH 150 OR MATH 152), ALL WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER

The focus of this course is the study of human development and change throughout the entire lifespan from psychological, sociological, and biological perspectives.

An introduction to the reading and writing of college-level prose. Study of short stories, novels and essays. Composition of short papers and essay examinations. Students may not take for credit any course for which they have received a waiver, nor may they take for credit any course in the same department that is a prerequisite for a course that has been waived (e.g., if a student has been waived from English 102, he may not take English 101 for credit).

A study of significant British and American novels and novelists of the last decade.

Study, discussion and writing of description, narration, verse and the short story

Grammar review, reading, oral and written exercises, conversation.

PREQ: FRENCH 142 OR EQUIVALENT

Continuation of FRENCH 251.

PREREQ: FRENCH 251 OR EQUIVALENT

Systematic deepening and improving of the four language skills with emphasis on the grammatical structure. Selected reading.

Continuation of GERMAN 251 including outside reading in the area of the student's interest.

PREREQ: GERMAN 251 OR EQUIVALENT

A pre-calculus course in statistics. Descriptive statistics, probability distributions, prediction, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression. This course does not count towards a mathematics major or minor in either liberal arts or secondary education or towards a mathematics minor in elementary education. This course may not be taken for credit if credit has been or is being earned in any other statistics course.

Mathematical preparation for the understanding of quantitative methods in management and social sciences. Topics include sets, relations, linear functions, interest, annuities, matrices, solution of linear systems by graphical, algebraic, Gauss-Jordan, and inverse methods, linear programming by graphical and simplex methods, counting and probability. College of Business and Economics majors must take this course on a conventional grade basis.

PREREQ: MATH 139 WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER, OR MATH 141 WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER

Solid analytic geometry, vectors and vector functions, functions of several variables, multiple integrals and their applications.

Systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants, finite dimensional vector spaces, linear dependence, bases, dimension, linear mappings, orthogonal bases, and eigenvector theory. Applications stressed throughout.

PREREQ: MATH 250 WITH A GRADE OF B OR BETTER OR MATH 253 WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER

An introductory course covering the history, structure and functioning of American national government and its relation to state and local government.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the development of law and legal practices from a political science perspective. Special emphasis will be paid to the political factors in our society that shape law. The manner in which law affects the politics of our society will also be stressed.

This course compares the political systems of five or six countries, reflecting the range of political institutions and political behavior around the world. Students will learn to develop explanations for similarities and differences in the political life of countries around the world, e.g. why are some countries democratic and others authoritarian?

Grammar review, reading, oral and written exercises. Conversation.

Continuation of SPANISH 251.

The purpose of this course is to help students explore issues and perspectives related to basic theories in special education. The course also examines the legal and ethical implications surrounding special education, and the historical developments within the field. This course will provide teacher education students with experiences that engage them in explicitly examining their conceptions, assumptions, and attitudes related to students with exceptional educational needs. Extensive consideration will be devoted to misconceptions about multicultural and bilingual aspects of special education as well as pedagogical approaches for including students with diverse learning styles and abilities in general education environments.