Bachelor of Arts

MATH/SCIENCE COMBINED CONCENTRATION

NOTE: SI131 Intermediate Algebra covers the general education math elective and SI130 Physical Science covers the general education science elective.

PS207 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3 credits

This course is an introduction to statistics used in the behavioral sciences and in everyday life. Emphasis will be given to both conceptual and mathematical understanding of statistics. Descriptive and inferential statistics will be explored through simple statistical computations to more complex analysis. Students will be guided to be consumers of statistics by critically analyzing statistical findings.

Offered every fall semester.

SI105 Earth Science 4 credits

A survey of geology and oceanography. Special emphasis is given to the natural environment, its forces, and physical phenomena seen on the planet. A weekly laboratory activity is designed to enhance the understanding of course material. (Lab fee)

Prerequisite:
Recommended completion of high school biology or chemistry.

SI130 Principles of Physical Science and Laboratory 4 credits

An introduction to basic concepts of physics, chemistry, and astronomy. Emphasis is placed upon the logical and philosophical development of the concepts and their application to the understanding of the physical universe. Laboratory requirements teach the importance of scientific method and measurement in scientific investigation. (Lab fee)

Prerequisite:
Recommended completion of high school algebra or chemistry.

SI131 Intermediate Algebra 3 credits

This course includes rational expressions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, radicals and exponents, quadric functions, conic sections, and exponential functions. Students must have foundational knowledge of linear equations and polynomials.

Prerequisite:
SI122 Beginning Algebra
High School Algebra I

Offered every spring.

SI132 Introduction to Biology 4 credits

The course will introduce the major concepts and principles of biology, emphasizing cell structure and function, heredity, plant and animal organization, taxonomy, and ecology. A weekly laboratory activity is designed to enhance the understanding of course material. (Lab fee)

Prerequisite:
Recommended completion of high school biology.

SI152 College Algebra 3 credits

This pre-calculus algebra course includes equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, sequences, series, and probability.

Prerequisite:
SI131 Intermediate Algebra
Placement test.

Offered every other fall.

SI160 General Chemistry 4 credits

An introduction into the basic concepts of chemistry including the scientific method, metric system, structure of atoms, the periodic table, chemical bonds, mole concept, chemical calculations, states of matter, gas laws, solutions, acids, bases and salts, oxidation/reduction reactions, reaction rates, chemical equilibrium, nuclear, organic and biological chemistry. The course includes a weekly virtual chemistry laboratory. (Lab fee).

Prerequisite:
SI131 Intermediate Algebra
Recommended completion of high school algebra or chemistry with a grade of C or above.

SI204 Physics 3 credits

This course exposes the student to fundamental principles and processes of the physical world using algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Elementary introduction to and application of mechanics, gases, liquids and solids, heat, vibrations and waves, light, electricity and magnetism. (Lab fee).

Prerequisite:
SI131 Intermediate Algebra
Recommended completion of high school algebra.

SI226 Calculus I 4 credits

This course explores the concept of limits and the development of the derivative, including basic techniques of differentiation and an introduction to integration, with applications including rates of change, optimization problems, and curve sketching using a variety of functions (polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, etc.).

Prerequisite:
SI152 College Algebra

SI313 Foundations of Geometry 3 credits

This course provides a rigorous axiomatic development of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometric concepts.

Prerequisite:
SI152 College Algebra

SI314 Discrete Mathematics 3 credits

This course covers topics of discrete (as opposed to continuous) mathematical topics. These topics include modular arithmetic, logic, algorithms, Graph Theory, and other related concepts.

Prerequisite:
SI131 Intermediate Algebra

TE428 Teaching Science for Middle Childhood 4 credits

The course emphasizes strategies and techniques including the use of technology in teaching science in a constructivist format. Students are provided with a conceptual framework that embraces the idea that science classrooms provide for individual differences. Includes a lab. A field experience component of 2 hours twice per week for ten weeks is required.

Prerequisite:
TE203 Study in the Foundations of Teaching

Offered every fall.

TE428FE Teaching Science for Middle Childhood Field Experience 0 credits

This course is offered in conjunction with TE428 Teaching Science for Middle Childhood. A field experience component of two hours twice per week is required.

Corequisite: Teaching Science for Middle Childhood