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ACC-2000 - Financial Accounting - 3 hours
Introduction to accounting concepts; accounting ledgers, journals, worksheets. Preparation of the balance sheet and income statement. Overview of balance sheet accounts. Students with high school background are encouraged to take credit by examination.
ACC-2100 - Management Accounting - 3 hours
Managerial use of accounting information. Cost analysis, cost behavior and budgeting. Statement of cash flow and financial statement analysis. Prerequisite: ACC-2000.
ACC-2200 Accounting & Financial Management of Small Business - 3 hours
Accounting for and recording of basic business transactions, the monthly accounting close, year end, and tax return preparation for a small, closely-held for-profit business. Cash flow issues and the roll of accounting and financial data in day-to-day management. Software selection, implementation, use and up-grading. Pre-requisite: ACC-2100 or equivalent.
ACC-3100 - Intermediate Accounting I - 3 hours
Details of the accounting system and financial statements. Inventory, gross profit, receivables and long-lived assets, short-term liabilities, long-term debt. Prerequisite: ACC-2100.
ACC-3200 - Intermediate Accounting II - 3 hours
Details of equity accounting. Capital, earnings, general liabilities, leases, pensions, bonds, taxes. Time value of money. Prerequisite: ACC-3100.
ACC-4200 - Advanced Accounting - 3 hours
Consolidated statements, inter-corporate investments, sales and profit, pooling, segments and foreign affiliates. Prerequisite: ACC-3200.
ACC-4300 - Individual Tax Accounting - 3 hours
Accounting for tax laws that affect individuals. Prerequisite: ACC-2100.
ACC-4400 - Business Tax Accounting - 3 hours
Accounting for taxes in corporations, partnerships and other business entities. Types of taxes as these apply to business form and operation. Prerequisite: ACC-4300.
ACC-4500 - Cost Accounting - 3 hours
Cost analysis; standard cost, overhead cost, joint and by-product cost. Variance analysis and cost control. Profit centers and transfer pricing. Prerequisite: ACC-2100.
ACC-4610 - Auditing - 3 hours
Auditing procedures and standards, internal control, documentation, confirmation, and reporting. Prerequisite: ACC-2100
ACC-4700 - Accounting in Not-for-Profit Organizations - 3 hours
Accounting structure, budgeting process, and reporting procedures used in non-profit organizations. Organizations emphasized include schools, health agencies, churches, and governmental agencies. Prerequisite: ACC-2100.
ACC-4950 - Independent Study in Accounting - 3 hours
ACC-4990 - Internship in Accounting - 3 hours
Supervised involvement in accounting related work experience. Open to accounting majors who have been approved by the department. Prerequisite: CIS-1000, 9 hours of accounting courses at Concordia, 3.0 GPA in accounting courses and senior standing.
Introduction to vocabulary and grammatical structure of American Sign Language, emphasizing both receptive and expressive skills. Includes an introduction to Deaf culture, manual communication systems and finger spelling. Video language supplements are used. Designed for students with no previous experience in ASL.
Continuation of development of ASL skills with emphasis on more advanced vocabulary and complex grammatical structures. Further study of classifiers, finger spelling and non-manual behaviors. Emphasis on both receptive and expressive skills through conversations and discussions. Increases understanding of cultural values and behavioral rules of the deaf community. Video language supplements are used. Prerequisite: ASL-1100 with a grade of C or higher, demonstration of an equivalent proficiency in ASL or permission of instruction.
Overview of the needs, challenges and opportunities connected with the Church’s mission of bringing the gospel to the deaf. Emphasis on religious sign vocabulary and the translation of Bible stories into American Sign Language. Introduction to interpreting hymns, liturgies and contemporary religious music. Examination of both historical and contemporary models of deaf ministry.
Prerequisite: THY-1210 or THY-2210 and ASL-1200 with a grade of C or higher, demonstration of an equivalent proficiency in ASL or permission of the instructor. Field trip fee. Cross-listed with THY-2001
ATH-2020 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology -3 hours
A comparative analysis of the way people from various cultures solve problems in living, with special emphasis on marriage, class, politics, gender, and religion. IAI: S1 901N
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ART-1100: Introduction to the Visual Arts - 3 hours
Introduction to the visual arts of the Western World, with an emphasis upon artworks of the twentieth century. Slides, films, lectures, discussions. Field trips. Fee required $25. IAI: F2 900
ART-1210: Two-Dimensional Basic Studio - 3 hours
Introduction to the various approaches to drawing, composition, and problem solving, relative to two-dimensional visual design, utilizing a variety of media and techniques. Field trips. Fee required $75.
ART-1310: Three-Dimensional Basic Studio - 3 hours
Introduction to and exploration of basic three-dimensional design, using tools and materials to create forms and space that deal with the spatial problems of structure and aesthetics. Field trips. Fee required $100.
ART-1500: Arts Administration - 1 hour
An introduction to and exploration of the field of arts administration: media arts, theatre, and visual arts. Cross-listed with COM, THR, MUS course. Field trips. Fee required $25.
ART-2220: Drawing Studio - 3 hours
Foundation in the basic perceptual, expressive, and design aspects of drawing. A wide variety of subject matter and techniques using traditional dry and wet media will be explored. Field trips. Fee requried $75.
ART-2450: Elements and Practices of Web Design - 3 hours
Cross-listed with CIS-2450.
ART-2500: Graphic Design - 3 hours
Introduction to graphic design, with emphasis on the design process for print media. Application and discussion of grid, layout, typography, color and commercial printing will be explored. Field trips. Fee required $60.
ART-3210: Painting Studio I - 3 hours
Introduction to the use and control of paint as an expressive medium. Creative study utilizing a variety of media, such as water color, gouache, acrylic, mixed-media, and oil. Field trips. Fee required $75.
ART-3245: Digital Photography I - 3 hours
Basic theory and procedure of digital photography as an art form are studied. Instruction includes digital camera usage, basic computer editing, fundamentals of composition, and photo presentation. Field trips. Fee required 75. Students supply their own digital camera.
ART-3310: Ceramic Studio I - 3 hours
Introduction to ceramic materials and techniques, including hand-built and wheel-thrown methods. Slides and demonstrations. Field trips. Fee required $90.
ART-3320: Figure Drawing Studio - 3 hours
Introduction to rendering the human figure in a realistic manner with keen attention to anatomical proportion via studying the poses and movements of live models. Elements of art and principles of design will be investigated while using a wide variety of drawing techniques. Field trips. Fee required $75.
ART-4100: Western Art: Pre-history - Renaissance - 3 hours
The study of Western art from prehistoric time through the Renaissance. Field trips. Fee required $20.
ART-4105: Western Art: Post-Renaissance - Contemporary. - 3 hours
The study of Western Art Post Renaissance to the present. Field trips. Fee required $20.
ART-4140: Non-Western Art - 3 hours
Survey of visual art forms from non-Western areas including India, China, Japan, Africa, Oceania, and art of the pre-Columbian American and the Native American. Field trips. Fee required $20.
ART-4210: Painting Studio II - 3 hours
Further study of paint in the contexts of image and abstraction. Some larger scale/independent works will be included. Acrylic and mixed media problems. Prerequisite: ART-3210. Field trips. Fee required $75.
ART-4231: Printmaking Studio I - 3 hours
Methods and materials of fine art printmaking; includes monotype, monoprint, drypoint, intagio (etching, collograph, etc.), linoleum, woodcuts, and experimental techniques. Field trips. Fee required $75.
ART-4232: Printmaking Studio II - 3 hours
Advanced study of various printmaking techniques, such as monotype, monoprint, drypoint, intaglio (etching, collograph, etc.), linoleum, woodcut, serigraphy, and experimental methods. Prerequisite: ART-4231 or consent of Instructor. Field trips. Fee required $75.
ART-4245: Digital Photography II - 3 hours
Advanced theory and procedure of digital photography as an art and commercial form is studied. Instruction includes advanced digital camera usage, advanced computer editing, and advanced photo presentation. Field trips. Fee required $75. Students supply their own digital camera. Pre-requisite: ART-3245 or approval of instructor.
ART-4310: Ceramic Studio II - 3 hours
Advanced techniques in ceramic construction and experiments in both hand building and wheel throwing. Firing techniques and introduction to glaze calculation. Prerequisite: ART-3310. Field trips. Fee required $90.
ART-4320: Sculpture Studio- 3 hours
Exploration of three-dimensional form, utilizing a variety of material. Techniques of construction modeling and casting are covered. Films, slides and demonstrations. Field trips. Fee required $75.
ART-4330: Jewelry - 3 hours
Techniques in the design and execution of jewelry, includes casting, fabrication, piercing and enameling. Field trips. Fee required $65.
ART-4350: Artists' Books - 3 hours
Emphasis is placed on the book as an expressive art format. Students work in their chosen media to create one-of-a-kind, editions, and/or altered books. Book structures, paper, text, and imagery are explored as well as the book as metaphor. Field trips. Fee required $50.
ART-4420: Liturgical Arts Studio - 3 hours
Emphasis is placed on the student becoming familiar with various methods, materials, and textiles used in church and worship settings. Development of skills in design and image-making for two and three dimensional applications. Field trips. Fee required $50.
ART-4430: Fiber Arts Studio- 3 hours
Introduction into the creation, processes, and manipulation of paper, cloth and other natural materials. Two and three-dimensional surfaces will be considered. Historical, gender, and cultural content of fiber works covered. Field trips. Fee required $75.
ART-4450: Administration and Management: Visual Arts - 3 Hours
Examination and integration of issues and practices of visual arts administration and management Prerequisites: ART-1500. Field Trips. Fee Required $50.
ART-4510: Desktop Publishing I - 3 hours
Introduction to the use of computers as a graphic design tool. Applied problems in image creation and page layout. Survey of desktop publishing hardware and software. Fee required $60.
ART-4520: Desktop Publishing II - 3 hours
Introduction to advanced uses of the computer as a graphic design tool. Applied problems in image creation and page layout using image manipulation and page layout applications. Prerequisite: ART-4510. Fee required $60.
ART-4601: Teaching Art: Middle/Secondary Schools - 3 hours
Analysis and demonstration of methods and techniques which apply to the development of confidence and art skill in the adolescent student. Philosophy, structure, and operation of high schools. Field trips. Cross listed with EDU-4601. Field trips. Fee required $60.
ART-4611: Teaching Art: Elementary School - 3 hours
Curriculum, methods, and materials in teaching art in the elementary grades organized around Discipline-Based Art Education practices: Art History, Art Aesthetics, Art Production, and Art Criticism. Required for K-12 Art Certification. Field Experience required. Prerequisite: ART-1100, ART-1210, ART-1310, and admission into the College of Education. Field Trips. Fee required $75. Cross Listed with EDU-4611.
ART-4700: Professional Strategies for the Visual Artist – 3 hours
Career development for practicing visual artists and art advocates is explored including the preparation of art for exhibitions, documentation of art and portfolio, resume and promotional development. This practical and technical knowledge positions students to thrive in a wide variety of art environments. Field trips. Fee required $75. Prerequisite: Senior standing as an Art major or minor (Arts & Sciences, Education or Business) or departmental approval.
ART-4801: Teaching Art: Preschool/Primary Grades - 1 hour
Media, methods, and materials of teaching art at the early childhood level. Emphasis on aesthetic education and its philosophy in relationship to early childhood. Field trips. Fee required $40.
ART-4901: Teaching Art: Elementary and Middle School - 1 hour
Methods and materials of teaching art in the elementary and middle school levels. Emphasis on discipline based art education, art production and art history as they apply to these levels. Clinical experiences required. Field trips. Fee required $75.
ART-4910: Topics in the Visual Arts - 3 hours
ART-4950: Independent Study in Art - 1-6 hours
Supply fee is determined by type of study.
ART-4990: Internship in the Graphic Arts - 3 hours
Supervised involvement in graphic design work experience and development of an art portfolio. Open to students in the Graphic Arts major with senior standing and approval of the department.
ART-4991: Internship in Art - 1-3 hours
Supervised involvement in arts-related work experience and development of an art portfolio. Open to students with an art major or minor with senior standing and approval of the department.
ART-4992: Internship in Visual Art Administration - 3 hours
Supervised involvement in visual arts administration work experience. Open to students in the Arts Administration major with senior standing and department approval. Pre-requisite: ART-4450.
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* Laboratory required
A limited number of courses in biology not available at Concordia are offered by the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA); see BIO-4710 and BIO-4720. Information on specific courses may be obtained from the Department of Natural Sciences and Geography.
BIO-1201: Biology in the World Today* - 4 hours
Basic biological principles and breakthroughs in biology. Human impact on the environment. Not intended for science majors. Laboratory Fee $25.
BIO-2011: General Biology I* - 4 hours
An introductory study of living things with emphasis on cell chemistry, structure, and function of cells, principles of Mendelian genetics, elementary molecular biology, and principles and mechanisms of evolution. Pre-requisite: MAT-1010 (or higher) with a grade of 'C' or better. Fee required $40. IAI: L1 904L.
BIO-2012: General Biology II* - 4 hours
A continuation of BIO-2011 emphasizing the diversity of living organisms, form and function in plants and animals, and principles of ecology. Prerequisite: Completion of BIO-2011 with a ‘C-’ or better. Fee required $40.
BIO-2111: Anatomy and Physiology I* - 4 hours
Basic structure and function of cells, tissues, and organ systems of the body; skeletal, muscle, nervous, and endocrine systems. Fee required $50. Cross-listed w/PES-3400.
BIO-2112: Anatomy and Physiology II* - 4 hours
A continuation of BIO-2111, including cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems; metabolism, thermoregulation, fluid/electrolyte balance. Prerequisite: Completion of BIO-2111 with a ‘C’ or better. Fee required $50.
BIO-2500: Fundamentals of Microbiology* - 4 hours
Principles of microbiology including the structure, classification, cultivation and distribution of microorganisms, use of microbes in biotechnology, properties of pathogenic microbes and host defense. Fee required $50
BIO-2600: Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology I* - 4 hours
The study of human anatomy, histology and imaging emphasizing the recognition of anatomical structures in situ, their functions and their relevance to clinical procedures. Prerequisites: completion of BIO-2500 with a ‘C’ or
better. Fee required $30.
BIO-2650 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology II* - 4 hours
The study of human physiology emphasizing the recognition of human physiological processes and their relevance to clinical procedures. Prerequisites: completion of BIO-2600 (Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology I) with a ‘C’ or better. Fee required $30.
BIO-3215: Microbiology* - 4 hours
Principles of microbiology including an in-depth study of the structure, classification and cultivation of microorganisms including viruses, bacteria, and fungi with a heavy emphasis on medical,centenary and biotechnology applications. Prequisite BIO-2012 and CHE-2212 with a grade of 'C' or better. Fee required $50.
BIO-3230: Cell Biology * - 4 hours
Study of physiological, structural and functional properties of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells including their interaction with their environment, life cycles and death. Prerequisite: Completion of BIO-2011 and CHE-2200 or CHE-2211 with a C or better. Lab fee required $50.
BIO-3235: Molecular Biology* - 4 hours
Structure and function of nucleic acids; DNA replication, transcription, and translation; regulation of gene expression; recombinant DNA; applications of current molecular techniques in genomics (QTL mapping), forensics, medicine, and ecology. Prerequisite: Completion of BIO-2011 and CHE-2200 or CHE-2211 with a ‘C’ or better. Laboratory fee required $50.
BIO-3310: General Ecology* - 4 hours
Biotic communities with an emphasis on local plants and animals. Succession, ecosystem, biogeochemical cycles, energy in ecological systems. Several field trips. Prerequisite: Completion of BIO-2012 with a ‘C’ or better or permission of instructor. Cross listed with EAS-3310. Fee required $35.
BIO-3410: Plant Biology* - 3 hours
Growth, structure, function, diversity of plants and interaction with environment. Prerequisite: Completion of BIO-2012 with a ‘C’ or better. Fee required $30.
BIO-3510: Vertebrate Biology* - 3 hours
Vertebrate diversity, emphasizing aspects of classification, adaptation, natural history, behavior, and distribution. Prerequisite: Completion of BIO-2012 with a ‘C’ or better.
BIO-3520: Invertebrate Biology* - 4 hours
A study of the structure, function, natural history, and relationships of invertebrate organisms. Prerequisite: Completion of BIO-2012 with a ‘C’ or better.
BIO-4100: General Nutrition- 4 hours
The science of nourishing the body by providing the proper nutients for maintenance of health. Study of dietary nutrients and toxicants and the role of nutrition in optimal health to provide sound, scientific knowledge on which to base wise nutritional choices. Pre-requisite: Completion of BIO-2111 or CHE-2300 or equivalent with a 'C' or better.
BIO-4210: Virology – 3 hours
Principles of virology; structure and classification of bacteriophages, zoonoses, and human viruses; emerging viruses, human pathogens and weapons of mass destruction. Prerequisite: BIO-3215 with a 'C' or better.
BIO-4225: Genetics* - 4 hours
A study of the principles and mechanisms of inheritance including the molecular organization, replication, transmission, and expression of genetic traits. Completion of Prerequisite: BIO-2011 with a 'C' or better.
BIO-4230: Bacterial Genetics* - 4 hours
Principles of the molecular genetics of bacteria including horizontal gene transfer mechanism, gene expression and genetic modifications. Prerequisites: BIO-3215 and BIO-4225. *Laboratory fee $50.
BIO-4235: Embryology* - 4 hours
Explores the development of the human embryo from fertilization to birth. Pre-requisite: BIO-2012 with a 'C' or better. Fee required $50.
BIO-4240: Life in the Biosphere – 2-4 hours
This course will take students to a unique location to explore the flora and fauna in multiple ecosystems. Utilize established research sites to understand past and future biogeochemical processes. Cross-listed with EAS 4240. Pre-requisite: 8 hours of any CHE, BIO, EAS, NSCI. For EAS credit, EAS 1105 must be completed. May be repeated twice for credit if the location and emphasis is different.
BIO-4335: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy* - 4 hours
Comparative study of the anatomy of vertebrates emphasizing the patterns and processes of development, structure and function through the comparison of the vertebrate body forms and organ systems. Prerequisites: completion of BIO-2012 with a ‘C’ or better and Junior standing. Fee required $50
BIO-4340: Regulation of Biological Systems – 3 hours
Systems and processes involved in maintaining homeostasis in plants and animals. Prerequisite: BIO 2012 with a ‘C’ or better.
BIO-4350: Pathophysiology* - 4 hours
Explores abnormalities in human physiology or anatomy caused by disease processes, genetic abnormalities, or embryologic abnormalities. Pre-requisite: BIO-2012 with a 'C' or better.
BIO-4400 Forensic Science - 3 hours
Study and application of science to the process of law including analysis of drugs, different forms of trace evidence, identification of biological fluids, forensic pathology, and forensic toxicology. Prerequisite: completion of BIO-2012 with a 'C' or better.
BIO-4401 Forensic Science Laboratory - 1 hour
Laboratory analysis of drugs, different forms of trace evidence, identification of biological fluids, forensic pathology, and forensic toxicology. Prerequisite: Completion of BIO-2012 with a 'C' or better.
BIO-4511: Biotechnology - 3 hours
Principles and applications of modern molecular biology methods. Prerequisites: BIO-3215 or BIO-3230 with a 'C' or better.
BIO-4710: ACCA - Morton Arboretum Botany - 3-4 hours
A limited number of botany courses are offered by the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area. Consult the Natural Science Department for details on specific courses.
BIO-4720: ACCA - Biology - 2 hours
A limited number of biology courses are offered by the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area. Consult the Natural Science Department for details on specific courses. A maximum of four hours in BIO-4720 may be applied to a biology program.
BIO-4730: ACCA-Shedd Aquarium - A limited number of biology courses are offered by the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area. Consult the Natural Science Department for details on specific courses.
BIO-4900: Seminar in Biology - 2 hours
Readings, discussion, and oral and written presentation of current topics in a selected biological area. Subject will be announced and may vary each time offered. A maximum of 4 hours in BIO-4900 may be applied to a biology program. Prerequisite: senior college standing and 16 hours of biology. Cross-listed with CHE/EAS 4901.
BIO-4950: Independent Study in Biology - 1-6 hours
BIO-4990: Internship in Biology - 3-4 hours
Supervised involvement in a biology-related work experience. Prerequisite: minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; minimum GPA of 2.75 in 18+ hours of biology; and department approval.
BUS-1105: Professional Development I - 3 hours
Facilitate the development of a personalized educational and professional plan. Assess career qualifications and goals related to applied fields of study, explore various internship and part-time job options, develop a resume, and acquire effective interviewing techniques.
BUS-2020: Writing about Business - 3 hours
Develop critical business writing skills including spelling, punctuation, usage and style. Avoid the common pitfalls of business writing. Create persuasive and more effective memos, letters, emails and presentations. Basic research techniques. Prerequisite: ENG 1100.
BUS-3005: Professional Development II - 3 hours
This course is the second part of the Professional Development series for students. Prepare for the full-time job search process by focusing on updating a resume, updating their portfolios, targeting a particular position, preparing for interviews, and developing plans for continuing professional development.
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A limited number of courses in chemistry not available at Concordia are offered by the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA). Information on specific courses may be obtained from the Department of Natural Sciences and Geography. See CHE-4720.
CHE-1110: Consumer Chemistry* - 4 hours
Consumer applications of fundamental chemistry principles. Designed for the liberal arts non-science majors. Laboratory required. Fee required $30.
CHE-2200: Fundamentals of Chemistry* - 4 hours
A survey of concepts and principles of general inorganic chemistry. Introduction to organic chemistry. Prerequisite: one year of high school chemistry. Pre-requisite: MAT-1010 (or higher) with a grade of C or better. Fee required $30. IAI: P1 902L.
CHE-2211: General Chemistry I* - 4 hours
The chemical principles of matter, atomic theory, reactions, bonding, thermochemistry, and gases. Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry. Pre-requisite: MAT-1010 (or higher) with a grade of C or better. Laboratory fee $35. IAI: P1 902L.
CHE-2212: General Chemistry II* - 4 hours
The chemical principles of phases of matter, solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility, complex ions and coordination compounds, thermochemistry, and electrochemistry. Prerequisite: Completion of CHE-2211 with a ‘C’ or better.
CHE-2300: Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry* - 4 hours
Introduction to nomenclature and reactions for simple compounds of carbon. A study of the composition, structure, and function of molecules within organisms. Prerequisite: Completion of CHE-2200 or equivalent with a ‘C’ or better. IAI: P1 904L.
CHE-3000: Chemistry in the World Today* - 3 hours
Applications of chemical concepts to technological and societal issues. Prerequisite: a minimum of one year of high school chemistry. Field trips. Fee required $35.
CHE-3311: Organic Chemistry I* - 4 hours
Structure and reactions of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohol, phenols, and ethers. Introduction to stereochemistry and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: Completion of CHE-2212 with a ‘C’ or better. Laboratory Fee required $45.
CHE-3312: Organic Chemistry II* - 4 hours
Structure and reactions of carbonyl compounds, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, aromatic hydrocarbons and polymers. Prerequisite: Completion of CHE-3311 with a ‘C’ or better. Laboratory fee required $25.
CHE-3410: Analytical Chemistry* - 4 hours
Theory and practice of analytical techniques including instrumental methods of analysis. Prerequisite: Completion of CHE-2212 with a ‘C’ or better. Lab fee $35.
CHE-3510: Inorganic Chemistry* - 4 hours
Properties and reactivities of inorganic compounds including transition metal coordination compounds. Synthesis and analysis of inorganic compounds. Prerequisite: Completion of eight semester hours of chemistry with a ‘C’ or better. Lab fee $25.
CHE-3610: Elements of Physical Chemistry - 3 hours
Prerequisite: Completion of CHE-2212 General Chemistry, MAT 2600 Calculus II, PHY 2212 with a ‘C’ or better.
CHE-3010: Biochemistry - 3 hours
The study of the structure, function and transformations of molecules within biological organisms. Prerequisite: Completion of CHE-3312 or equivalent course in organic chemistry with a ‘C’ or better. Students may not receive credit for graduation for both CHE-2300 and CHE-3010.
CHE-3711: Biochemistry Laboratory* - 1 hour
Biochemical laboratory techniques and use of experimental data to complement and expand upon the concepts learned in the lecture course in biochemistry. Prerequisite or co-requisite: Completion of CHE-3010 or equivalent with a ‘C’ or better. Fee required $30.
CHE-4410: Instrumental Analysis* - 4 hours
Theory and practical instruction in various instrumental methods commonly atomic and molecular analyses. Pre-requisites: CHE-3410 and CHE-3312 with a grade of 'C' or better.
CHE-4720: ACCA - Chemistry - 2 hours
A limited number of chemistry courses are offered by the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area. Consult the Natural Science Department for details on specific courses.
CHE-4901: Seminar in Chemistry - 2 hours
Readings, discussion, and oral and written presentations of current topics in selected areas of physical science. Prerequisite: Senior college standing and 16 semester hours in physical science. Cross-listed with BIO-4900 and EAS-4901.
CHE-4950: Independent Study in Chemistry - 1-6 hours
CHE-4990: Internship in Chemistry - 2-4 hours
Supervised involvement in chemistry related work experience. Prerequisite: a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 in 18 or more hours of chemistry; department approval.
Concordia Honors Program Courses
CHP-2960: Introduction to Honors: Critical Thinking - 3 hours
An introduction to intentional critical thinking through a content-focused study. Topics may vary; current offerings are humanities-based, integrating history and literature through extensive reading and writing. Open to honors students only.
CHP-3960: Honors Seminar - 3 hours
A topic and readings course using critical thinking to focus on an issue of current significance within one of four discipline areas (science and math, humanities and the arts, social and behavioral sciences, theology and philosophy). May be repeated under a different topic. Open to honors students only. Prerequisite: CHP-2960.
CHP-4560: Semester Away Presentation - 1 hour
Presentation of semester away experience.
CHP-4960: Senior Honors Project - 0-6 hours
A student-designed independent study for senior honors students, under the direction of a faculty mentor and in consultation with the Honors Director. The project may be in a student's major, minor or in another area of interest. A creative presentation of findings to the University community is expected at the conclusion of the project. Prerequisite: CHP-2960.
Computer Information Systems
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CIS-1000 Foundations of Information Systems - 3 hours
An overview of the computing field and its typical applications. Covers key terminology and components of computer hardware, software, and operating systems. In addition, covers an introduction to systems theory, development methods, management information systems, and using application software and the Internet for problem solving. Concepts of organizations, information systems growth, and process improvement. Professional societies’ codes of conduct, career opportunities.
CIS-2100 Discrete Structures - 3 hours
An introduction to the analysis of discrete collections: sets, counting, recursion, graph theory, Boolean algebra, automata, formal grammars and languages. Prerequisite: MAT-1810. Cross-listed as MAT-2100.
CIS-2310 Introduction to Programming - 3 hours
Introduction to analysis, specification, development, and documentation of algorithms and programs. Basic program control structures, standard data types, and arrays. Pre-Requisite: CIS-1000.
CIS-2430 Electronic Business - 3 hours
Introduction to e-business strategy and the development and architecture of e-business solutions and their components. Focus on organizational strategy and information technologies that connect individuals, businesses, governments, and other organizations to each other. Prerequisite: CIS-1000 or MGT-2020. Cross-listed with MGT-2430.
CIS-2450 Elements and Principles of Web Design - 3 hours
Introdiction to web design principles and practices for the development of professional websites. Application of principles to the creation of functional web pages using current and accessible web design software in a collaborative environment. Cross-listed with ART-2450.
CIS-3200 IT Hardware and System Software - 3 hours
Principles and application of computer hardware and software. Theoretical underpinnings, installation, and configuration. Computer architecture for effective use in a business environment. System architecture for networked computing systems and operating systems. Operational laboratory experiences. Prerequisite: CIS-1000.
CIS-3310 Data Abstraction - 3 hours
Design and implementation of large-scale problems. Object-oriented methodologies. Abstract data types. Data structures including files, sets, pointers, lists, stacks, queues, trees, and graphs. Sorting and searching algorithms. Complexity measures. Dynamic memory concepts. Recursion. Prerequisite: CIS-2310.
CIS-3510 Analysis and Logical Design - 3 hours
Software development life cycle with an emphasis on analysis and logical design. Students will practice project management techniques as members of a team developing a moderate level system. Prerequisite: CIS-1000.
CIS-4210 Networks and Telecommunications - 3 hours
The purpose, applications, and management of information systems in the organization. Applications to corporate, public, and private institutional settings. Prerequisite: CIS-3200.
CIS-4320 Database Management Systems - 3 hours
Applications of database management systems. Data modeling. Relational data model. Legacy systems. Prerequisite: CIS-2310.
CIS-4400 Management Information Systems - 3 hours
The purpose, applications, and management of information systems in the organization. Applications to corporate, public, and private institutional settings. Prerequisite: CIS-1000 or MGT-2020. Cross-listed with MGT-4400.
CIS-4510 Design and Implementation - 3 hours
Software development life cycle with an emphasis on physical design and implementation. Students will practice project management techniques as members of a team developing a moderate level system using emerging systems tools and environments. Prerequisites: CIS-3510, CIS-3310, and CIS-4320.
CIS-4720 ACCA-CIS - 2 hours
Computer science courses are offered by the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA) at Argonne Laboratories. Information on specific courses may be obtained from the Mathematics and Computer Science Department. Open to juniors and seniors only, except by permission of the instructor.
CIS-4900 Project Management and Practice - 3 hours
Project planning and management, interpersonal and communication skills are exercised in the analysis, design, and implementation of a significant information systems project. Students must have completed 25 hours of computer science coursework. Prerequisite: CIS-3510, and Co-Requisite: CIS-4510, and consent of instructor.
CIS-4910 Current Topics in Computer Science - 1 hour
Intensive encounter with current theory or practice in the discipline. Topics will be announced in advance and may vary each time offered. Maximum of 6 hours in CSC-4910 may be applied to a computer major or minor. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
CIS-4950 Independent Study: Computer Information Systems- 1-6 hours
CIS-4990 Internship: Computer Information Systems - 1-3 hours
Supervised involvement in computer related work experience at an approved site. Open to Computer Science or Computer Information Systems majors. Prerequisite: senior standing, 9 hours of computer science at Concordia, minimum GPA of 3.0 in the major, 2.0 overall GPA, and department approval. Offered only on a Pass/DF basis.
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COM-1100: Speech Communication - 3 hours
Performance of speeches leading to foundation skills common to successful oral communication, including communication theory, selection and organization of materials, verbal and non-verbal factors of delivery, listening techniques. IAI: C2 900.
COM-2120: Arts Administration - 1 hour
An introduction to and exploration of the field of arts administration: media arts, theatre, and visual arts. Cross listed with ART, MUS, THR course. Field trips.
COM-2200 Introduction to Film Studies - 3 hours
Critical study of styles and forms of film produced as entertainment, art, and education.
COM-2500: Global Documentary - 3 hours
Examination of international documentaries and how they tell stories about human experience and mediate reality, with emphasis on non-Western content. Focus on Africa, Asia and South America.
COM-2850: Media Literacy - 3 hours
A critical social history of various media (such as radio, television, film, and print) and modes (advertising, journalism, etc.).
COM-3200: Business Communication - 3 hours
An advanced course to develop written and oral communication skills as they apply in the world of business. Prerequisite: ENG-1100 and COM-1100. Cross-listed with ENG-3200.
COM-3350: Television Culture – 3 hours
Television shows, programming and industry history from the 1950s to the present. Critical analysis of economic, technology, politics and regulations.
COM-3450: Film Genres – 3 hours
Examination of film genre by theme, cultural context, ideology and historical development. Selection of genre varies each term (eg. science fiction, mystery, horror, noir, comedy, western, melodrama and musical). May be repeated as genre topic changes. Prerequisite COM-2200.
COM-3650: Film Directors – 3 hours
U.S. and internationally renowned directors. Film styles and story trends addressed through the lens of those who directed them. Directors vary by term (such as Alfred Hitchcock, Spike Lee, Jane Campion, Akira Kurosawa). May be repeated as topic changes. Prerequisite: COM-2200.
COM-3750: National Cinema – 3 hours
Study of films from various countries and sub-cultures. Varies by term (such as French, Japanese, Indian, African American, Brazilian cinema). May be repeated as topic changes. Prerequisite COM
COM 4100: Media and Cultural Studies - 3 hours
An overview of critical media theory with focus on how media shape our cultural landscape.
COM-4110: Advanced Speech Communication - 3 hours
Public speaking as persuasion and dialogue. A performance course. Application of communication theory to the public speaking situation. Prerequisite: COM-1100.
COM-4220: Interpersonal Communication - 3 hours
Theoretical knowledge of interpersonal (family, business, intimate, friendship) relationships. Develop skills for listening, conversation and conflict management.
COM-4230: Organizational and Team Communication - 3 hours
Principles and techniques of communication as applied to interactions within work, volunteer, and informal organizations and teams.
COM-4240: Public Relations - 3 hours
Study and practice of public relations as a management function used to communicate with relevant internal and external publics in order to fulfill organizational goals.
COM-4250: Intercultural Communication- 3 hours
Principles and practices of communication as applied to interactions between people from different cultures.
COM-4310: Radio Broadcasting I- 3 hours
Radio broadcast management, writing and production. Also an emphasis on the effect of radio on the American culture. Laboratory hours required.
COM-4311: Radio Broadcasting II- 3 hours
Performance of a variety of music formats as on-air show host. Emphasis on personality development, show preparation and format execution. Laboratory hours required. Prerequisite: COM-4310 - Radio Broadcasting I.
COM-4331: International Film History - 3 hours
History of international cinema from World War II to the present. Prerequisite: COM-2200 Introduction to Film Studies.
COM-4340: Gender and Sexuality in the Media – 3 hours
Trends in depicting men, women and sexuality across U.S. media, with focus on film and television.
COM-4350 Administration and Management: Media Arts - 3 Hours
Examines and integrates issues and practices of media arts administration and management. Prerequisites: COM-2120. Field Trips. Fee Required.
COM-4360: Media Production I – 3 hours
Laboratory experience in media production basics, covering cameras, editing, lighting, sound and storyboarding. Laboratory hours required. Prerequisite: COM-2200.
COM-4361: Media Production II – 3 hours
Advanced laboratory experience in media production, covering camera, editing, lighting sound, scriptwriting storyboarding and portfolio creation. Laboratory hours required. Prerequisites: COM-2200 and COM-4360.
COM-4364: Broadcast News Production – 3 hours
Techniques and practice of writing and producing broadcast news, including producing, script format, television studio equipment, on-camera news delivery and directing. Prerequisite: COM-2200 and COM-4360.
COM-4365: Scriptwriting – 3 hours
Fundamentals of writing film and television narrative, including plot structure, visual and aural ways of rendering story and format of the spec script.
COM-4450: WCGR Practicum I – 0 or 1 credit hour
Involvement in campus WCGR co-curricular television or radio station as Production Crew member, deejay, reporter, talent or other position in digital media production. Offered Pass/D/F only. Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair. May be repeated up to six times; practicum and COM internship combined credits not to exceed 15 credit hours maximum.
COM-4451: WCGR Practicum II – 0 or 1.5 credit hours
Involvement in campus WCGR co-curricular television or radio station as executive board member, producer/director or other major position in media production. Offered Pass/D/F only. Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair. May be repeated up to six times; practicum and COM internship combined credits not to exceed 15 credit hours maximum.
COM-4910: Topics in Communication - 3 hours
Selected current topics in communication and/or theatre as they relate to various settings. Topics vary each time they course is taught. A maximum of six semester hours may be applied to a communication program.
COM-4950: Independent Study in Communication - 1-6 hours
COM-4980: Senior Project - 3 hours
Independent work under the mentoring of a faculty member to synthesize and apply learning within the major. Required of all Communication majors. Project must be approved by the department.
COM-4990: Internship in Communication - 3-12 hours
Supervised involvement in a communication work-related experience. Open to Communication majors and minors and Media Arts Administration majors (B.A.) who have junior or senior standing and departmental approval. Three hours may be applied to a Communication major or minor. WCGR Practicum I and WCGR Practicum II and internship combined credits not to exceed 15 credit hours.
Computer Science Education Courses
CSE-4111 Technology, Society and Education - 3 hours
Technology as a tool to support development of computer literacy and to support learning across the curriculum for all students. Selection, development, use and evaluation of technology in the classroom and laboratory. Pre-requisite: CIS-1000 or equivalent.
CSE-4692 Teaching Secondary Computer Science - 3 hours
Philosophy, structure and operation of high schools. Methods and strategies for teaching computer science and application courses. Practice in developing plans and materials. Prerequisite: Admittance into the professional instructional courses. Cross-listed with EDU-4692.
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DCE-2300: Parish Education Perspectives - 3 hours
Exploration of the role of Christian education in the parish. The contributions of Lutheran theology in Law and Gospel and the ways in which 20th and 21st century educational theorists have influenced Christian education and values.
DCE-2991: DCE Practicum I - 2 hours
Develop students’ understanding of DCE ministry as well as clarify commitment to serving in a congregational setting through the study of the history and roles of the DCE. Parish field observations required.
DCE-2992: DCE Practicum II - 2 hours
Focus upon issues related to the DCE profession, including the development of a vision and philosophy of DCE ministry. Emphasis on is given to each student developing personal and spiritual habits that are beneficial in ministry service, involvement at a field experience site and preparation for admission to the DCE program. Prerequisite: DCE-2991 or approval of program coordinator.
DCE-4300: Foundations of DCE Ministry - 3 hours
The DCE profession. History and roles of the DCE. Parish and staff relationships explored. Clarifying personal commitment to service in the congregational setting.
DCE-4320: Administration of Parish Education - 3 hours
Basic principles and practical implications for organization, operation and evaluation of Sunday school and midweek programs, youth and adult Bible classes, vacation Bible school, small group ministry, preschool and daycare programs and the recruitment and training of volunteers. Field work required. Prerequisite: DCE-2300.
DCE-4330: Youth Ministry Theory and Practice - 3 hours
Philosophical and theological foundation underlying youth work in a Christian congregation. Specific skills for parish ministry with junior and senior high school youth. Program development and administration, training of adult
volunteers and planning and leading youth events. Field work required.
DCE-4340: Church Leadership and Development - 3 hours
Developing the heart and skills of a servant leader in order to lead people in the vision, mission and goals of a congregation’s education ministries. Field work required.
DCE-4350: Parish Teaching I - 3 hours
Principles, organization, materials and practices of teaching the Christian faith to early childhood students through junior high school youth; special attention to Sunday School and confirmation instruction and programs. Students will gain experience in actual teaching situations and in structuring lessons. Field work required. Prerequisite: DCE-2300.
DCE-4351: Parish Teaching II - 3 hours
Principles, organization, materials and practices of teaching the Christian faith to senior high school youth and adults; special attention to Bible class and small group ministry. Students will gain experience in actual teaching situations and in structuring lessons. Field work required. Prerequisite: DCE-2300.
DCE-4940: DCE Seminar I - 2 hours
Focus on intern-related needs, issues, skills and areas of knowledge. Responsibilities and situations interns typically encounter during the internship. Prerequisite: senior level standing or program director’s approval.
DCE-4941: DCE Seminar II - 2 hours
Continued exploration of intern-related topics, including responsibilities and situations interns typically encounter during the internship. Building an internship support network. Prerequisite: DCE-4940 and senior standing or program director’s approval.
DCE-4990: Internship DCE - 12 hours
A supervised twelve-month field experience designed to provide opportunities to become more familiar and more competent with DCE ministry in a Lutheran congregation. The student registers for 12 semester hours in each of two separate semesters.
Earth Science Courses
EAS-1105: Elements of Earth Science* - 4 hours
The universe, space, and physical characteristics, processes, and patterns of the earth's natural environment: rocks, soils, landforms, weather, climate, and vegetation. Field trips may be required. Fee required. IAI: P1 905L.
EAS-1110: Global Environmental Issues* - 2 hours
Explore problems involving the world physical environment and those caused by human activities. Emphasis on critical issues that endanger habitability in an integrated and dynamic environmental system. Field trips and associated fee may be required.
EAS-2100: Physical Environment - Midwestern U.S. - 3 hours
A two-week field study of the Midwest's climate, natural vegetation, soils, landforms, and geology. Travel by van in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Missouri. Fee for travel and lodging.
EAS-3010: Meteorology and Climatology - 4 hours
Earth-sun relationships, temperature, moisture, wind, pressure. Weather forecasting and forecast models. World climate patterns: genetic, descriptive, and functional climate classification. Statistical analysis of climate data. Prerequisite: Completion of EAS-1105 or NSCI-1120 with a ‘C’ or better. Field trips may be required. Fee required.
EAS-3200: Astronomy* - 4 hours
Laboratory fee required. Cross-listed with PHY-3210. IAI: P1 906L.
EAS-3300: Environmental Education: - 3 hours
Investigation and Instruction of environmental issues.Concepts and resources for environmental instruction in schools, the public sector, and business. Field trips may be required. Prerequisite: a college level earth or environmental science course or consent of instructor.
EAS-3310: General Ecology* - 4 hours
Cross-listed with BIO-3310.
EAS-4240: Life in the Biosphere - 2-4 hours
Cross-listed with BIO-4240. May be repeated twice for credit if locations and emphasis are different.
EAS-4415: Physical Geology* - 4 hours
Composition and structure of the earth. Mineral and rock formation and classification. Gradational landscapes; water, ice, wind, shorelines. Prerequisite: Completion of EAS-1105 or NSCI-1120 with a ‘C’ or better. Cross-listed with GEO-4415. Field trips may be required. Fee required $20.
EAS-4425: Hydrology and Soils* - 4 hours
The hydrologic cycle, precipitation, runoff, infiltration. Groundwater. Soil water, fertility and other soil properties. Soil classification. Prerequisite: Completion of EAS-1105 or NSCI-1120 with a ‘C’ or better. Field trips may be required. Fee required $20.
EAS-4901: Seminar in Physical Science - 2 hours
Cross-listed with BIO-4900 and CHE-4901.
EAS-4950: Independent Study in Earth Science - 1-6 hours
EAS-4990: Internship in Earth Science - 3 hours
Supervised involvement in earth science related work experience. Open to earth science majors with departmental approval. Prerequisite: CIS-1000, 9 hours of EAS at Concordia, GPA of 3.0 in EAS courses, and senior standing.
ECO-1100: Introduction to Economics - 3 hours
Basic principles of economics. The problem of businesses, governments, labor unions and nations as viewed from the perspective of economics. (Not open to students with an introductory high school course in economics.) IAI: S3 900.
ECO-1300 Contemporary Third World - 3 hours
Cross-listed with GEO-1300.
ECO-2000: Personal Finance - 3 hours
Income and buying decisions; budgeting, major purchases, credit, insurance, investing, taxes, retirement.
ECO-2050: Introduction to Economics and Finance- 3 hours
Introduction to economic and financial principles applicable to business decisions. Supply and demand curves, elasticity, a firm costs function and pricing analysis, capital budgeting and an introduction to capital markets.
ECO-2100: Microeconomics - 3 hours
The free market economy, theory of consumer behavior and the firm. Supply and demand, pricing, business income and organization, competition, monopoly, production theory and the factors of production. (REMOVE Prerequisite: ECO-1100 or equivalent.) IAI: S3 902.
ECO-2200: Macroeconomics - 3 hours
Emphasis on national income, consumption, investment, money, banking, interest, price level, economic growth, role of government international trade, and finance in the market economy. IAI: S3 901.
ECO-3100: Intermediate Microeconomics - 3 hours
Individual and market demand, indifference analysis, measures of elasticity, the production function-cost and output, product market structure, resource market and structure, equilibrium and welfare economics. Prerequisite: ECO-1100.
ECO-3200: Intermediate Macroeconomics - 3 hours
Measurements of income, process and money supply. Theories of consumption, saving and investment. IS-LM analysis. Monetarist-Keynesian debate, macroeconomic policy. Prerequisite:
ECO-4100: The Development of Economic Thought - 3 hours
Major theories of economics: Smith, Ricardo, Marshall, Keynes. Theory and modern economic institutions. Prerequisite: ECO-1100.
ECO-4220: Money, Banks, and Financial Institutions - 3 hours
Creation of money, function, and roles of financial institutions, fiscal and monetary policy, Federal Reserve System. Cross-listed with MGT-4220.
ECO-4300: International Economics - 3 hours
Economic theories of international trade, relationship of currency and politics to trade. The basis of trade and trade patterns. Prerequisite: ECO-2100. (REMOVE Cross-listed with MGT-4300.)
ECO-4950: Independent Study in Economics - 1-6 hours
Teacher Education Courses (ED-*)
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Coursework marked with an * are under development to meet new State of Illinois requirements, to be offered in the 2013-14 academic year.
EDUC-1050: Introduction to American Education – 3 hours
The future teacher will construct a foundation for understanding teaching and schooling in a diverse society by investigating historic and current understandings of education in a changing world. Field experience required.
EDUC-1060: Introduction to American Education for Public and Lutheran Teachers – 3 hours
The future teacher will construct a foundation for understanding teaching and schooling in a diverse society by investigating historic and current understandings of education in a changing world. Topics will also focus on the Lutheran School perspectives of education. Field experience required. Fee: $20.
EDUC-1070: Media and Technology for Teachers – 3 hours
Overview of educational technologies used by educators. Explores strategies for using appropriate technologies in K-12 classrooms. Fee required $10.
EDUC-2020: Human and Cognitive Development - 3 hours
Overview of human development with an emphasis on early childhood, middle, and high school years. Includes an emphasis on brain development and how children learn and view their world.
EDUC-2050: Teaching in Diverse Classrooms – 3 hours
Principles and practices of teaching in classrooms with cultural and language diversity. A focus on personal and professional growth of the teacher, language diversity, cultural responsiveness, lesson planning and collaboration to ensure success for every student. Field experience required.
EDUC-2090: Characteristics and Instruction of Exceptional Learners – 3 hours
An initial inquiry into the characteristics and instructional practices applicable to exceptional learners. Includes current research, applicable laws, assessment practices, program development, progress monitoring, and transition planning. Field experience required.
EDEC-2700: Linguistics and Language Development for Diverse Learners - 3 hours*
EDEC-3200: Home, School and Community Relations - 3 hours
This course explores the relationship between the home, school and community. It focuses on developing positive and productive relationships, identifying resources, communicating expectations and including parents in the educational process. Emphasis is placed on legal responsibilities in regards to families. Fieldwork required.
EDEC-3300: Theoretical Foundations for Teaching ESL Students - 3 hours*
EDEC-4200: Curriculum & Instruction for Early Childhood - 3 hours
Overview of curriculum development focusing on both individual and group instruction in the early childhood classroom. Emphasis is placed on best practices, meeting individual needs, use of technology, collaboration in planning and teaching, and including parents in the instructional process.Fieldwork required. Admission to Teacher Candidacy Required.
EDEC-4300: Classroom Management and Assessment for the Bilingual Student - 4 hours
This course explores the process of identifying appropriate assessments for young children, ages 0-8, effectively using those assessments and adjusting their use for children of various abilities. Emphasis is also placed on interpreting assessment data, using data to design classroom management, and communicating assessment results to parents. Fieldwork required. Admission to Teacher Candidacy required.
EDEC-3500: Emergent Literacy - 3 hours
Identification of development and readiness factors in pre-reading. Attention given to program development, evaluation, and special pre-reading needs of individual children. Prerequisite EDUC-2020
EDEC-4801: Content & Methods for Early Childhood Art - 2 hours*
EDEC-4802: Content & Methods of Early Childhood Music - 2 hours*
EDEC-4803: Content & Methods of Play in the Early Childhood Classroom - 2 hours*
Overview of play as a guiding principal for the development of the whole child. Emphasis on appropriate play for ages 0-8, including individual, pair, and small and large group play as a means of intellectual development. Fieldwork required. Admission to Teacher Candidacy required.
EDEC-4804: Content and Methods for Teaching ESL - 2 hours*
EDEC-4805: Content & Methods of Early Childhood Social Studies - 2 hours*
EDEC-4806 Movement and Activities of Early Childhood Math - 2 hours*
EDEC-4807 Content & Methods of Early Childhood Science - 2 hours*
EDEC-4808 Content & Methods of Caring for Infants and Toddlers - 2 hours*
Overview of the care of infants and toddlers in early childhood centers. Emphasis is on the unique development of children ages 0-3 including the development of the whole child and how caregivers respond to their needs. Fieldwork required. Admission to Teacher candidacy required.
EDEL-4400: Literature for Children and Adolescents - 3 hours
General survey of literature for children birth through adolescence; criteria for evaluation; trends and issues. Cross-listed with ENG-4400.
EDEL-4922: Classroom Management: Elementary and Middle Grades - 2 hours
Foundations for planning and implementing a positive classroom environment that is safe, healthy, motivating, and engaging for every student. This course is to be concurrently with Elementary/Middle Methods Block 1 (Content and Methods for Art, Music, and Social Sciences.) Admission to Teacher Candidacy required.
EDEL-4923: Assessment: Elementary and Middle Grades – 2 hours
Foundations, planning and implementation of effective classroom assessment to improve instruction and evaluate student learning. This course is to be taken concurrently with Elementary/Middle Methods Block 2 (Content and
Methods for Science, Mathematics, and Physical Education/Health). Admission to Teacher Candidacy required.
EDSC-3600: Teaching at the Secondary Level - 3 hours
Core instructional strategies and classroom management at the secondary level. Field experiences required. Prerequisite: EDUC-1050 or 1060.
EDSC-4100: Foundations/Ethics of American Education - 3 hours
Historical, social, political, economic, legal, and cultural foundations of American educational development including philosophies and ethics. Prerequisite: senior standing.
EDSC-4220: Reading in the Content Areas - 3 hours
Reading for secondary education students. Emphasis on developing an understanding of the reading process; general appraisal of the readability of classroom materials, abilities, techniques and resources.
EDSP-4421: Characteristics/Learning Needs of Students Academically/Physically Challenged - 3 hours
Characteristic of student ages 5-21 with moderate and severe developmental disabilities and physical and multiple handicapped conditions. Understanding impact of language disorders, processing deficits, behavioral/emotional and sensory disabilities on the cognitive, emotional, social, and communication development of individuals with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. Examine opportunities to support learning, social, personal daily living, and vocational needs of students.
EDSP-4426: Characteristics/Learning Needs of Students Learning/Behavior Disorders - 3 hours
Characteristics of students age 3-21 with learning disabilities and behavioral/emotional disorders. Impact of language disorders, processing deficits and behavioral/emotional and sensory disabilities on the cognitive, emotional, social, and communication development of individuals with learning disabilities. Examine opportunities to support learning, social, and personal needs of students.
EDSP-4435: Identification and Education of Young Children with Special Needs - 3 hours
Identification of characteristics of young children with disabilities or at risk for developmental delays. Applicable laws, policies, and guidelines. Assessment, programming, and intervention techniques. Emphasis on collaboration with parents and professionals.
EDSP-4550: Adaptive Technologies and Equipment - 3 hours
Apply computers and related technology to persona with learning behavior, sensory, motor and communication disorders. Software evaluation and adaptation, alternative input and output modes, development of supportive resources and integration of computing into the individualized education program. Review and evaluation of available educational software, software applications and hardware adaptations. Lab hours on and off-campus required. Prerequisite: EDU-2010 or demonstration of equivalent proficiency. Fee required $50.
EDSP-4551: Collaborative Educational Relationship and Families and Professionals - 3 hours
Strategies to promote productive family and professional relationships among adults who work with children with disabilities. Information and skills necessary to accommodate exceptional students placed in regular school settings. Development of transitional plans to aid students with disabilities in making a successful transfer from school to adult life and interactions with community and state agencies. Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education.
EDSP-4552: Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning and Behavior Disorders - 3 hours
Organization and implementation of curriculum, materials, and management to facilitate acquisition, maintenance, and generalization of skills for students with learning disabilities. Organization of the classroom and school environment for teaching and facilitating social behavior and emotional needs of students with behavioral and emotional disorders. Instructional planning and design based on knowledge of the disability, student, the community, and curriculum goals. Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Education; EDU-4426. Field experience required.
EDSP-4553: Instructional Strategies for Students with Academic and Physical Challenges - 3 hours
Curriculum, instructional methods and materials for teaching students with moderate and severe developmental disabilities and for teaching students with physical handicaps. Methods of teaching content areas and teaching/managing activities of daily living. Utilizing adaptive techniques and technology for instruction. Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Education, EDU-4421. Field experience required.
EDSP-4554: Curriculum-Based and Educational Measurements of Exceptional Learners - 3 hours
Diagnostic procedures that guild instruction with exceptional learners within the least restrictive environment. Difficulty in identification and measurement of exceptional learners including non-discriminatory testing. Use and analysis of standardized test, and curriculum-based assessments. Assessment techniques to support the continuous development of all students. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EDU-4552 and EDU-4553.
EDSP-4555: Systems for Integrating Exceptional Learners - 3 hours
Information and skills necessary to accommodate exceptional students places in regular school settings. Addresses establishment and implementation of IEP’s and transition personnel. Examination of legal requirements regarding inclusion and least restrictive environments. Prerequisite: admission to the College of Education and PSY-4410.
EDU-4500: Middle School: Assumptions and Curriculum - 3 hours
Introduction to middle school philosophy, structure, and curricula. Emphasis on developmentally appropriate strategies and programs for middle level education. Required for Middle School Endorsement.
EDU-4601: Teaching Art: Middle/Secondary Schools - 3 hours
Cross-listed with ART-4601.
EDU-4602: Teaching English: Middle/Secondary Schools - 3 hours
Cross-listed with ENG-4602.
EDU-4603: Teaching Foreign Language: Middle/Secondary Schools - 3 hours
Cross-listed with FOL-4603.
EDU-4606: Teaching Math: Middle/Secondary School - 3 hours
Cross-listed with MAE-4606.
EDU-4607: Teaching Music: Middle/Secondary Schools - 4 hours
Cross-listed with MUS-4607. Fee: $130.
EDU-4611: Teaching Art: Elementary School - 3 hours
Required for K-12 Art Certification. Cross Listed with ART-4611.
EDU-4616: Teaching Middle School Mathematics - 3 hours
Cross-listed with MAE-4616.
EDU-4618: Teaching Science: Middle/Secondary Schools - 3 hours
Cross-listed with SCE-4618.
EDU-4619: Teaching Social Science: Middle/Secondary Level - 3 hours
Cross-listed with SBS-4619.
EDU-4692: Teaching Secondary Computer Science - 3 hours
Cross-listed with CIS-4692.
EDU-4710: Creative Dramatics - 3 hours
Cross-listed with THR-4710.
EDU-4900A: Literacy I - 3 hours
An overview of how young children develop language skills in the primary grades. Emphasis on the theoretical foundations and methodology needed to integrate reading, writing, speaking, and listening into the young child’s
development. Off-campus field experience required.
EDU-4900B: Teaching Reading/Language Arts (Literacy II) - 3 hours
Principles, methods and materials of teaching reading and language arts in the elementary classroom and middle school. Off-campus field experience required. Prerequisite: EDU-4900A (Literacy I) and acceptance into the
Professional Instructions Courses.
EDU-4902A: Teaching Music in the Elementary Classroom - 1 hour
Application of subject area and teaching standards in developing, planning, and implementing music as creative expression. Open to elementary teacher candidates who have been accepted into the Professional Instructional Courses. Field experience required.
EDU-4902B: Teaching Physical Education - Elementary Classroom - 1 hour
Application of subject area and teaching standards in physical education. Planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities to develop motor skills, fitness, health, and nutrition. Open to elementary teacher candidates who have been accepted into the Professional Instructional Courses. Field experience required.
EDU-4902C: Teaching Science - Elementary Classroom - 2 hours
Methods of teaching science at the elementary level. Application of subject-area and teaching standards will be made to curriculum, assessment, and planning. Open to teacher candidates who have been accepted into the Professional Instructional Courses. Field experience required. Fee: $20.
EDU-4902D: Teaching Social Studies - Elementary Classroom - 2 hours
Methods of teaching social studies at the elementary level. Application of subject area and teaching standards will be made to curriculum, assessment, and planning. Open to teacher candidates who have been accepted into the Professional Instructional Courses. Field experience required. Fee required $10.
EDU-4910: Student Teaching: Early Childhood - 9 hours
Supervised experience in an approved parochial or public setting for 12 weeks under the guidance of cooperating teachers and college supervisor. Attendance at scheduled seminars is required. May require two placements (one primary grade placement and one pre-primary grade placement). Open to teacher candidates who have been approved for participation by the Teacher Education Admissions Committee (TEAC). Fee required $150.
EDU-4912: Classroom Management: Early Childhood Education-2 hours
Techniques for guiding young children’s behavior in the pre-primary and primary grade classrooms are studied. Admission to the Professional Semester is required. Co-requisite: EDU-4910 and PSY-4910. Field Experience required.
EDU-4913: Assessment: Early Childhood - 2 hours
A support course for student teachers encompassing techniques and models for assessment of learning outcomes.
EDU-4920: Student Teaching: Elementary - 9 hours
Supervised experience in a parochial or public setting for 12 weeks on a full-day basis under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and college supervisor. Attendance at scheduled seminars is required. Open to teacher candidates who have been approved for participation by the Teacher Education Admissions Committee (TEAC). Fee required $150.
EDU-4922: Classroom Management: Elementary - 1 hour
Appropriate classroom and behavioral management strategies for elementary classrooms. Students motivation strategies and methods of professional results-based communication.
EDU-4923: Assessment: Elementary - 2 hours
A support course for student teachers encompassing techniques and models for assessment of learning outcomes.
EDU-4930: Student Teaching: Secondary - 9 hours
Supervised experience in an approved parochial or public school setting for 12 weeks on a full-day basis under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and college supervisor. Attendance at scheduled seminars is required. Open to teacher candidates who have been approved for participation by the Teacher Education Admission Committee (TEAC). Fee required $150.
EDU-4932: Classroom Management: Secondary - 1 hour
Appropriate classroom and behavioral management strategies for secondary classrooms. Students motivation strategies and methods of professional results-based communication.
EDU-4933: Assessment: Secondary - 2 hours
A support course for student teachers encompassing techniques and models for assessment of learning outcomes.
EDU-4943: Student Teaching: Music K-12 - 12 hours
Supervised experience in an approved parochial or public school setting for 12 weeks on a full-day basis under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and college supervisor. Attendance at scheduled seminars in required. Open to teacher candidates who have been approved for participation by the Teacher Education Admission Committee (TEAC). Fee required $150.
EDU-4944: Student Teaching: Spanish K-12 - 9 hours
Supervise experience in 2 levels of school settings (elementary/middle/ secondary) for twelve weeks on a full-day basis under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Attendance at scheduled seminars is required. Open only to student who have been accepted into the Professional Semester. Fee required $150.
EDU-4945: Student Teaching: Art K-12 - 12 hours
Supervised experience in 2 levels of school settings (elementary/middle/secondary) for sixteen weeks on a full-day basis under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Attendance at scheduled seminars is required. Open only to students who have been accepted into the Professional Semester. Fee required $150.
EDU-4950: Independent Study in Education - 1-4 hours
Fee required $400.
EDU-4955: Student Teaching: PE K-12 - 12 hours
Supervised experience in 2 levels of school settings (elementary/middle/secondary) for sixteen weeks on a full-day basis under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Attendance at scheduled
seminars is required. Open only to students who have been accepted into the Professional semester.
EDU-4960: Student Teaching: Special Education - 12 hours
Supervised experience in an appropriate parochial or public setting for 16 weeks (may require two placements) under the guidance of cooperating teachers and college supervisor. Attendance at scheduled seminars is required. Open to Teacher candidates who have been approved by the Teacher Education Admissions Committee (TEAC). Fee required $150.
EDU-4962: Classroom Management: Special Education - 3 hours
Effective learning environments focused on the individual learning differences of students with special needs while adhering to Individual Education Plans. Implementation of environmental and management principles in the classroom that encourage social interactions, active engagement in learning and self-motivation. Prerequisite: Admission to the Professional Semester.
Emergency Medical Services
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To correspond with the requirements of the English Department programs, the courses are indicated as follows:
(A) American Literature
(B) British Literature
(C) World Literature
(D) Twentieth Century Literature
ENG-1000: Basic Writing - 3 hours
Improvement of students' basic writing skills. Review of the writing conventions, sentence and paragraph development, and supporting a thesis.
ENG-1100: English Composition - 3 hours
Development of students' written fluency and understanding of the writing process. Research paper required. Prerequisite: ACT score of 20 or higher; or, ENG-1000 with a grade of C- or higher. IAI: C1 900.
ENG-2000: Writing About Literature - 3 hours
Managing written assignments that derive content from extensive reading. Prerequisite: ENG-1100 with a grade of C- or higher. IAI: C1 901.
ENG-2100: Linguistics - 3 hours
Linguistic analysis of English. Historical background and modern developments. Emphasis on transformational grammar.
ENG-2200: Non-Western Literature - 3 hours
Selected literature from various non-western countries, for example, Africa, China, Japan, the Mid-East, South America. Emphasis on twentieth century literature. IAI: H3 908N.
ENG-2210: Society and Literature - 3 hours
Examination of how literature shapes and is shaped by society. Attention to texts from various historical periods that engage questions about the nature of a good society.
ENG-2300: Greek & Roman Mythology – 3 hours
Survey of ancient Greek and Roman myths about heroes, gods and the universe. Course illustrates the influence of these myths on the art, literature and culture of the modern world.
ENG-3000: Introduction to Creative Writing - 3 hours
Exploration and creation of creative work across the four major genres: fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction. Emphasis on the basic elements and techniques of each genre. Students will engage in critical dissections of published creative works along with work-shopping their own creative work. Students will also experience literary events and readings in Chicago. All creative work will be critiqued by students and instructor. Pre-requisite: Must have successfully completed or be concurrently enrolled in ENG-2000.
ENG-3020: Writing: Style and Strategy - 3 hours
An advanced discursive writing course designed to develop maturity and effectiveness in style and thought. Emphasis on discursive writing. Prerequisite: ENG-2000.
ENG-3410: Aesthetics - 3 hours
Traditional and modern approaches to the problem of aesthetics, Literary criticism, music and art theory. Cross-listed with PHI-3410.
ENG-3800: Literary Theory & Criticism - 3 hours
Various contemporary critical approaches to the study of literature and to research tools and methods used in literary studies.
ENG-4100: Language Development of the Young Child - 3 hours
Normal patterns of native language acquisition of young children. Prerequisite: ENG-2100. Co requisite: EDU-4210.
ENG-4150: Literature/Related Media for Adolescents - 3 hours
General survey of adolescent literature and related media materials for grades six through twelve including criteria for evaluation and study of trends and issues.
ENG-4310: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval British Literature: 600-1500 (B) - 3 hours
Old-English literature in translation. Development of Middle English language and literature with emphasis on Chaucer, medieval romances, mystery, and morality plays.
ENG-4320: Renaissance: 1500-1660 (B) - 3 hours
Development of British literature during the Early Modern Period. Writers studied Spenser, Sidney, Marlowe, Donne, Herbert, Milton.
ENG-4330: Restoration/Neo-Classicism: 1660-1785 (B) - 3 hours
Neo-classical literary attitudes and methods in the novel, essay, and satirical poetry. Emphasis on Dryden, Swift, Pope, and Johnson.
ENG-4340: Romantic Period: 1785-1832 (B) - 3 hours
Revolt against neo-classicism; the rise of lyric poetry. Emphasis on Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Mary and Percy Shelley, and Keats.
ENG-4350: Victorian Age: 1832-1901 (B) - 3 hours
Effects of the erosion and loss of verities on thought, content, and style. Emphasis on Carlyle, Tennyson, Arnold, Rossetti, Eliot, Dickens and the Brownings.
ENG-4360: Development of the English Novel (B) - 3 hours
A study of the English novel, emphasizing 19th Century works. Developments in the functions and elements of the novel. Writers studied include Austen, Dickens, Eliot, and Hardy.
ENG-4370: Shakespeare - 3 hours
Major plays in the development of Shakespeare. The more significant problems in Shakespeare criticism and interpretation. Cross-listed with THR-4370.
ENG-4400: Literature for Children and Adolescents - 3 hours
Cross-listed with EDU-4400.
ENG-4410: Early American Literature (A) - 3 hours
Early American literature from the writings of exploration and colonization through the beginnings of belletristic literature and the rise of romanticism. Writers include Bradford, Edwards, Franklin, Taylor, Cooper and Poe.
ENG-4420: American Renaissance (A) - 3 hours
Writings from the rise of Romanticism and Transcendentalism to the Civil War. Writers include Emerson, Thoreau, Douglass, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, and Dickinson.
ENG-4430: American Realism and Naturalism (A) - 3 hours
Writings from the Civil War to World War I, with emphasis on the rise of realism and naturalism. Writers studied include Twain, Jewett, Howells, Chopin, Cather and Wharton.
ENG-4510: Twentieth Century British Fiction (D) - 3 hours
Representative British Fiction of the twentieth century. Writers such as Mansfield, Conrad, Joyce, Lawrence, Woolf, Huxley, and Greene.
ENG-4520: Twentieth Century American Fiction (A) (D) - 3 hours
Forms and themes in American fiction from World War I to the present. Writers include Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, and Morrison.
ENG-4530: Twentieth Century Poetry (D) - 3 hours
Survey of twentieth century trends in British and American poetry from the beginnings of modernism to the present. Writers such as Yeats, Eliot, Frost, Stevens, Moore, and Brooks.
ENG-4540: Modern Drama (D) - 3 hours
Development of Western modern drama. Dramatists include Ibsen, Chekov, Shaw, O'Neill, Pirandello, Williams, and Beckett. Cross-listed with THR-4220.
ENG-4602: Teaching English: Middle/Secondary School - 3 hours
Philosophy, structure and operation of middle and secondary schools. Methods of and strategies for teaching English. Practice in developing plans and materials. Cross-listed with EDSC-3600..
ENG-4620: Contemporary Theatre - 3 hours
Cross-listed with THR-4210.
ENG-4810: Creative Nonfiction - 3 hours
A workshop course in writing creative nonfiction, emphasizing innovations of structure, language, and style. This course combines reading and analysis of creative nonfiction with a workshop of students' writing. Field trips may be required. Pre-requisite: ENG-3000 or approval of instructor.
ENG-4820: Writing Poetry - 3 hours
Fundamentals of the craft of writing poetry. Practice in the basic elements, techniques, and genres of poetry. Student work critiqued in a workshop format. Field trips may be required. Pre-requisite: ENG-3000 or permission of instructor.
ENG-4825: Writing Fiction - 3 hours
Fundamentals of writing short fiction. Practice in the basic elements, techniques, and craft of fiction writing. Student work critiqued in a workshop format. Field trips may be required. Pre-requisite: ENG-3000 or permission of instructor.
ENG-4900: Seminar in English - 3 hours
An intensive investigation of a literary problem, age, genre, or writer(s) through which students refine techniques of literary research and scholarship.
ENG-4910: Topics in Literature - 3 hours
In-depth exploration of ideas and issues in the field of literary studies. Topics may include exploration in the works of a single author, analysis of a particular literary movement or time period, or new theoretical approaches to literary issues. Prerequisites: fulfillment of the university's composition and oral communication requirements. Course may be repeated under different topics.
ENG-4911: Topics in Creative Writing - 3 hours
A workshop course in selected topics within creative writing. Topics will vary. Field trips may be required. Course may be repeated for credit. Pre-requisite: ENG-3000 or approval of instructor.
ENG-4950: Independent Study in English - 1-6 hours ENG-4980: Practicum in Teaching Composition - 3 hours
Exercise Science (PES) Courses
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* Laboratory required
PES-1000: Fitness and Wellness for Life - 2 hours
Evaluation of personal fitness and wellness and the development of a personalized physical training program for college and a personal wellness program for life.
PES-1108: Aerobics - 1 hour
Principles of and participation in aerobic exercise.
PES-1109: Weight Training and Cardiovascular Activities* - 1 hour
Participation in weight training and cardiovascular activities. General and individualized programs.
PES-1110: Neuromuscular Relaxation - .5 hours
The basis of the body's response to stress with emphasis on stress management and relaxation strategies. Practice in the technique of neuromuscular relaxation.
PES-1111: Yoga - 1 hour
An introduction to basic yoga principles and practice through poses (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation (dhyana) and discussion (satsang). Participants will improve physical strength, flexibility, and mental focus while developing techniques for relaxation and stress reduction. May be retaken for a maximum of two credits.
PES-1112: Yoga II – 1 hour
An advancement of yoga principles and practice through poses (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation (Dyana), and discussion. Participants will improve physical strength, flexibility, and mental focus while refining techniques for relaxation and stress reduction. Prerequisite: “C” or better in PES-1111. May be retaken for a maximum of two credits.
PES-1121 First Aid Safety and Injury Prevention - 2 hours
Basic course leading to certification in standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Lab required. Fee required $10.
PES-1212: Volleyball - 1 hour
Skills, rules, strategies and participation.
PES-1224: Tennis/Badminton - 1 hour
Singles and doubles skills, rules, strategy and participation.
PES-1225: Bowling - 1 hour
Skills, rules, strategy and participation. Fee required.
PES-1226 Golf - 1 hour
Skills, rules, strategy and participation. Fee required.
PES-1301: Beginning Swimming - 1 hour
Basic skills and water safety instruction for non-swimmers.
PES-1332: Folk and Square Dance - .5 hours
Skills and activities in American square and international folk dance.
PES-1701: Self-Defense - 1 hour
Theories and practice of self-defense techniques from historical, social, and Biblical perspectives.
PES-2XXX: Anatomy and Physiology I - 4 hours
Basic structure and function of cells, tissues and organ systems of the human body. Skeletal, skeletal muscle, nervous and endocrine systems. Fee required.
PES-2101: Intermediate and Advanced Swimming - 1 hour
Development of proficiencies in swimming strokes and related skills. Basic water safety and fundamentals of springboard diving included.
PES-3200: Principles and Perspectives of Human Performance - 3 hours
Nature and scope of physical education and sport, foundations and principles, careers and professional considerations.
PES-3210: Theories/Concepts of Health - 3 hours
An introductory course to the fields of health education and promotion. This course will examine the history, theories, philosophies, ethics, and future trends related to the field of health.
PES-3400: Applied Anatomy and Physiology* - 3 hours
Structure and function of the human body with emphasis on the skeletal, muscular, endocrine, respiratory, and circulatory systems. Applications made to gross motor activities.
PES-3500: Principles of Coaching/Officiating* - 3 hours
Theories and principles for coaching in a variety of settings.
PES-3510: Coaching Softball and Baseball* - 1 hour
Fundamentals, theory, and strategy.
PES-3520: Coaching Soccer* - 1 hour
Fundamentals, theory, and strategy.
PES-3530: Coaching Volleyball* - 1 hour
Fundamentals, theory, and strategy.
PES-3540: Coaching Basketball* - 1 hour
Fundamentals, theory, and strategy.
PES-3550: Coaching Track and Field* - 1 hour
Fundamentals, theory, and strategy.
PES-3611: Teaching School Health - 2 hours
Course will acquaint students with health teaching methods and strategies, school health programs, school health services, and healthy school environments. Emphasis on teaching strategies, lesson planning, and materials that align with state and national health standards which can be used for effective health teaching. Pre-requisite: PES-3210.
PES-3660: Kinesiology - 3 hours
Study of musculoskeletal anatomy and how it relates to movement. Pre-requisite: BIO-2111, PES-2111 or PES-3400
PES-3705: Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries* - 3 hours
Acquaints students with the field of athletic training, overview of sports medicine, general terminology, basic assessment skills, injury prevention through screening and conditioning programs, taping/wrapping skills. Fee required $20. Pre-requisite: BIO-2111, PES-2111 or PES-3400
PES-4101: General Nutrition - 3 hours
The science of nourishing the body by providing the proper nutrients for maintenance of health. Study of dietary nutrients and toxicants and the role of nutrition in optimal health to provide sound, scientific knowledge on which to base wise nutritional choices. Pre-requisite: Completion of BIO-2111, PES-2111 or PES-3400 with a "C" or better.
PES-4110: Fitness Activities and Technology - 2 hours
Analysis and laboratory experiences in the development of fitness activities for grades K-12 incorporating relevant technology for the physical education teacher.
PES-4123: Nutrition for Human Performance - 3 hours
Presentation and application of appropriate foundational nutrition relative to exercise, the reduction of disease, body composition, and weight management. Pre-requisite: completion of BIO-2111 or PES-2111 or PES-3400, PES-4101/BIO-4100 or equivalent with a grade of 'C-' or higher.
PES-4200: Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription - 3 hours
Techniques for conducting fitness assessments and developing exercise prescriptions. Prepares the practitioner to develop personal fitness programs based on the results of fitness assessments and other relevant information. Computer applications. Pre-requisite: BIO-2111, PES-2111 or PES-3400.
PES-4300 Community Health - 2 hours
This course will examine health and healthful living as it applies to the community, including economic, environmental, and sociocultural issues. Programs for preventing and controlling health problems and the various community organizations which deal with these problems will also be investigated.
PES-4310 Drug Education - 3 hours
Provides basic knowledge of the physiological, psychological, and sociological effects of drug use and abuse. Topics covered include drug use in society, how drugs work, prevention and treatment, and drug education curriculum issues.
PES-4410: Biomechanics* - 3 hours
Function of articular, neuromuscular and skeletal systems in producing efficient movement. Application of mechanical principles in performing sport skills, dance, and adaptive activities. Prerequisite: BIO-2111, PES-2111 or PES-3400 and PES-3660 with a grade of "C" or better.
PES-4420: Physiology of Exercise* - 3 hours
Scientific basis for the development of physical fitness and conditioning programs. Bioenergetics of human movement; physiological adjustment during and following exercise. Pre-requisite: BIO-2111, PES-2111 or PES-3400.
PES-4431: Physical Growth/Motor Development - 3 hours
Physical growth, motor skill acquisition and learning, and motor performance primarily from infancy through adolescence.
PES-4600: Elementary Physical Education* - 3 hours
Motor development strategies, activities, and program design for physical education in grades K- 6.
PES-4605: Instructional Strategies for Human Performance - 3 hours
Learning theories, instructional styles and strategies for directing motor learning experiences. This course satisfies the middle and secondary school methods requirement in Human Performance. Prerequisites: PES-4625, PES-4635, and PES-4640 and acceptance into the College of Education.
PES-4625: Teaching Individual and Dual Sports Activities* - 3 hours
Analysis of skill and laboratory experience in the development of individual and dual sport activities. Rules and officiating techniques relevant to the sports included. Prerequisite PES-3200. Fee required $20.
PES-4635: Teaching Team Sport Activities* - 3 hours
Analysis of skill and laboratory experience in the development of team sport activities. Rules and officiating techniques relevant to the sports included. Prerequisite: PES-3200.
PES-4640: Dance Activities* - 2 hours
Intermediate and advanced skills and activities; instruction and program development for folk, square, and social dance.
PES-4645: Adventure Education – 3 hours
A teaching methods course designed to introduce the concepts of adventure education including lesson planning and facilitation, team building, communication and problem solving skills. Fee required.
PES-4650: Physical Activities for the Exceptional Child - 3 hours
Nature, characteristics, needs of and activities for the exceptional child. Methods and materials for the development of physical education and other activity programs.
PES-4660: Curriculum Design - 2 hours
Theories and processes of curriculum development, implementation and assessment for the middle and secondary schools.
PES-4661: Health Curriculum Evaluation & Design - 3 hours
Theories and processes of curriculum development, implementation, and assessment for the elementary, middle and secondary school setting.
PES-4730: Management of Physical Activity Programs* - 2 hours
Organization and administration of activity programs including physical education, health and wellness, and athletics.
PES-4740: Measurement/Evaluation - Human Performance - 3 hours
Theory, practice, and analysis of tests and evaluation procedures related to human performance.
PES-4802: Movement Activities for the Young Child - 1 hour
Developmentally appropriate movement experiences for young children; instructional strategies, program design, assessment.
PES-4910: Special Topics in Human Performance
Selected current topics in human performance as they relate to various settings. May be repeated once for a maximum of six (6) hours of credit. Topics vary each time the course is taught.
PES-4950: Independent Study in Physical Education - 1-6 hours
PES-4980: Exercise Science/Fitness Management Practicum - 1-6 hours
Supervised field experience. Application of assessment tools and development of programs in clinical settings. Pre-requisite: BIO-2111, PES-2111 or PES-3400 and instructor permission.
PES-4981: Coaching Practicum - 3 hours
Fundamentals, theory and strategy of a selected sport. Field experience required.