Bachelor of Science

LANGUAGE ARTS/SCIENCE COMBINED CONCENTRATION

NOTE: SI130 Physical Science covers the general education science elective.

LA351 Literature for Adolescents 3 credits

This course is designed to expose students to quality adolescent literature. Particular emphasis is given to examination of current issues, including censorship, multiculturalism, various approaches to reading, the relation of adolescent literature to classic literature, and the integration of adolescent literature into thematic units.

Offered fall, odd years.

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.

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