Bachelor of Arts

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES COMBINED CONCENTRATION

NOTE: SI130 Physical Science covers the general education elective and SS205 US History I covers the general education history elective.

EC101 Microeconomics 3 credits

A study of the basic economic principles related to supply and demand, consumer behavior, market dynamics, income distribution, government influence, and comparative economic systems with major focus on free enterprise and capitalism.

or

EC201 Macroeconomics 3 credits

The study of economic principles related to global and national economies, income accounting, unemployment, inflation, fiscal policy, public debt, monetary systems, and economic growth or retraction.

GOV101 Introduction to Government 3 credits

An introduction to the major concepts, principles, and theories related to a study of government and politics in the United States. Special emphasis will be given to government and political structures and the development of the enduring form of American government.

Offered every 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.

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.

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.

SS201 Western Civilization I: Ancient Age through Medieval Age 3 credits

A study of Western Civilization from the Ancient Age through the Medieval Age with a focus on the development of societies, ideas, politics, and people.

or

SS202 Western Civilization II: Modern and Postmodern Age 3 credits

A study of Western Civilization through the Modern and Postmodern Age that focuses on the development of societies, ideas, politics, and people.

SS205 United States History I: 1492 – 1877 3 credits

A survey of the religious, political, and cultural development of the people of the United States from colonization through Reconstruction.  Special emphasis will be given to the Founding Fathers and the influence of a Christian Worldview upon the development of the nation.

SS206 United States History II: 1877-Present 3 credits

This course is a continuation of the United States History I and is a survey of the religious, political, and cultural development of the people of the United States from Reconstruction through the present. 

SS312 Ohio History 3 credits

A general history of the state of Ohio. Field trips may be included to places with special significance or learning opportunities. (Lab fee)

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.

TE429 Social Studies Methods for Middle Childhood 3 credits

This course is a study of teaching social studies to middle grade students with an emphasis on curriculum, assessment, and the development of instructional materials, guided by the standards of the National Council of Social Studies. A field experience component of two hours twice per week for ten weeks is required.

Prerequisite:
TE335 Teaching Reading with Literature for Middle Childhood

Offered every fall.