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Course Descriptions: Chemistry (DC)

CHEMISTRY
Special topics courses will be available as need and interest develops. Consult the semester
course schedule for these.
 
CH091 Basic Chemistry (2,0) 2
Thorough exposure to elementary chemistry designed to prepare students for college-level chemistry. Emphasis on drill to enhance problem-solving skills. Prerequisite: MA084 or equivalent. Students must receive a C (2.0) or better in this course to qualify for CH104, CH108 or CH115. Credit in this course does not apply toward graduation.
 
CH104 Life Chemistry I  (3,0) 3
An introduction to selected principles of chemistry, including organic chemistry, with emphasis on their physiological importance and their applications to nursing and other health related professions. This course does not apply toward a major or minor in chemistry. Prerequisites: Reading ACT of 19 or equivalent and pre or corequisite of MA092.
 
CH105 Life Chemistry II (3,2) 4
A continuation of organic chemistry presented in CH104 as well as a presentation of the chemical processes taking place in metabolism. The interrelationships between the metabolic processes of living systems are discussed along with their underlying chemical reactions. Prerequisite: CH104 or equivalent, with a grade of C (2.00) or better.
 
CH108 Applied Chemistry (3,0) 3
An introduction to selected principles of chemistry with emphasis on technological applications. Credit in this course does not apply toward a major or minor in chemistry. Prerequisites: Reading ACT of 19 or equivalent and pre- or corequisite of MA092.
 
CH109 Applied Chemistry Lab (0,3) 1
Laboratory experience for CH108 Applied Chemistry (must complete both lecture and laboratory to qualify for general education credit). Corequisite: CH108.
 
CH115 General Chemistry I (4,3) 5
Fundamental principles of chemistry with emphasis on atomic structure, molecular structure and stoichiometry. Pre- or corequisite of MA111 or higher with a grade of C (2.0) or better. Reading ACT of 19 or equivalent. One year of high school chemistry is strongly recommended.
 
CH116 General Chemistry II (3,3) 4
Continuation of CH115 with emphasis on equilibrium. Prerequisite: CH115 with a grade C (2.0) or better.
 
CH220 Survey of Organic Chemistry (3,3) 4
A brief course in organic chemistry covering the nomenclature, structure, reactions and preparations of the important classes of organic compounds. It will also provide students with an introduction to spectrometric analysis of organic compounds and the chemistry of bio-organic compounds. The laboratory includes experiments in the isolation and preparation of typical organic compounds using microscale apparatus. Not open to students in chemistry or environmental chemistry degree programs. Prerequisite: CH116.
 
CH225 Organic Chemistry I (3,3) 4
Fundamental principles of organic chemistry, covering the structures, reactions and properties of aliphatic and alicyclic compounds. The course will introduce the study of organic nomenclature, functional group chemistry, stereochemistry, reactive intermediates, organic synthesis, reaction mechanisms and conjugated unsaturated systems. The laboratory introduces basic organic laboratory techniques and includes experiments in organic separations, synthesis, and analysis. Prerequisite: CH116 with a grade C (2.00) or better.
 
CH226 Organic Chemistry II (3,3) 4
A continuation of CH225 covering the structures properties and reactions of aromatic compounds, carbonyl compounds, carboxylic acids  and their functional derivatives, phenols, amines, organometallics, carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins. The course will introduce the study of spectral methods of structure determination and expand the study of organic synthesis and mechanisms. The laboratory will include experiments in spectroscopy, organic synthesis and mechanisms, qualitative organic analysis, and instrumental analysis. Prerequisite: CH225
with a grade of C (2.0) or better.
 
CH231 Quantitative Analysis (3,3) 4
Evaluation of analytical data and study of gravimetric and titrimetric methods of analysis. Prerequisites: CH116 with a grade of C (2.0) or better and MA151, MA143 or MA112.
 
CH290 Independent Study in Chemistry (1-4,0) 1-4
Special studies and/or research in chemistry for individuals or small seminar groups. Course content to be arranged by student(s) and a supervising professor with approval of school dean. Prerequisites: Students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5, and no I grades on their transcript. Independent study courses may be repeated for a maximum of eight credits. Additional information is available at the School of Science and Natural Resources office.
 
CH332 Instrumental Analysis (3,3) 4
Continuation of CH231. An instrumental analysis course involving the theory and use of spectrochemical, electroanalytical and separation methods for the characterization and determination of selected chemical substances. Prerequisite: CH231.
 
CH341 Environmental Chemistry I: Water and Water Pollution Control (3,3) 4
A study of the environmental chemistry of water, the measurement and remediation of water quality problems, the toxicology of water pollutants, and the environmental aspects of energy use. Prerequisites: CH220 or CH225 and CH226, CH231, and NS103. Also listed as EV341.
 
CH342 Environmental Chemistry II: Air and Solid Wastes (3,3) 4
A study of the environmental chemistry of the atmosphere and the geosphere, including the measurement and remediation of air pollution and soil contamination problems. The nature and handling of hazardous wastes will also be covered. Prerequisites: CH220 or CH225 and CH226, CH231 and NS103.
 
CH361 Physical Chemistry I (4,0) 4
Chemical thermodynamics with applications to both phase and chemical equilibria. Prerequisites: CH116, one year of calculus and one year of physics.
 
CH362 Physical Chemistry II (3,0) 3
Continuation of CH361 with emphasis on chemical dynamics, quantum chemistry, and structure. Laboratory experiments complement the lecture. Prerequisite: CH361.
 
CH462 Adv. Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Lab (0,3) 1
Advanced concepts of inorganic and physical chemistry will be examined in a laboratory setting. This laboratory will meet for three hours per week.  This is an every-other-year course.
 
CH450 Laboratory Apprenticeship (0,3) per credit 1-2
Students will assist in laboratories, learning instructional techniques, under direction of
faculty. Course may be repeated for a maximum of two credits. Students must gain approval of
the faculty member in charge of the specific laboratory, and the school dean. Credits may
used as CH electives. This is a credit/no credit course.
 
CH451 Introductory Biochemistry (3,3) 4
Introduction to the chemistry of biological molecules, including the general properties chemical transformation of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic Emphasis will be on correlating chemical
reactions with biological function. An introduction to the intermediary metabolism of the carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids and nucleic acids will also be presented. Prerequisite: CH226.
 
CH452 Biochemistry II: Intermediary Metabolism (3,0) 3
A continuation of introductory biochemistry a more-detailed study of the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and nitrogen containing molecules such as amino acids and nucleotides. Emphasis will be placed on the similarities
differences among the various metabolic pathways and cycles. The interrelationships exist among the various metabolic processes also be discussed. An introduction to the genetic code and its relationship to nucleic
and protein biosynthesis will also be presented. Prerequisite: CH451.
 
CH453 Introductory Toxicology (3,0) Alternate Years 3
An introduction to toxicology, including its history, types of poisons, their mode of
operation and the biochemistry of detoxification. Environmental problems caused by toxic contaminants will be discussed. Prerequisite: CH451.
 
CH490 Independent Study in Chemistry (1-4,0) 1-4
Special studies and/or research in chemistry individuals or small seminar groups. Course content to be arranged by student(s) and a supervising professor with approval of school dean. Prerequisites: Students must have junior
or senior standing, have an overall GPA of least 2.5, and no I grades on their transcript. Independent study courses may be repeated a maximum of eight credits. Additional information is available at the School of Science and Natural Resources office.
 
PHYSICS
Special topics courses will be available as need and interest develop. Consult the semester course schedule for these.
 
PH221 Elements of Physics I (3,2) 4
General principles of rigid body mechanics (kinematics, laws of motion, energy and momentum), fluid mechanics and thermal physics. Prerequisites: MA108 and MA111 or MA140.
 
PH222 Elements of Physics II (3,2) 4
Vibrations and waves, electricity and magnetism, optics, relativity and modern physics. Prerequisite: PH221 with a grade of C or better.
 
PH224 Topics in Physics for Electrical Technology (3,2) 4
Vibrations and waves, optics, relativity and modern physics (identical to PH222). Electricity and magnetism topics of particular relevance to electronic engineering technology. Prerequisites: PH221 with a grade of C or better, sophomore standing in EET course work, and MA141 (which may be taken concurrently).
 
PH231 Applied Physics for Engineers and Scientists I (3, 2) 4
An introductory course in rigid body mechanics and fluid mechanics using calculus with emphasis on practical applications. Intended primarily for students of engineering, physical science and mathematics. Prerequisite: MA151 or MA143.
 
PH232 Applied Physics for Engineers and Scientists II (3,2) 4
Continuation of PH231. Introduction to thermal physics, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, and optics. Prerequisite: PH231 with a grade of C or better.
 
PH290 Independent Study in Physics (1-4,0) 1-4
Special studies and/or research in physics for individuals or small seminar groups. Course content to be arranged with instructor and with approval of the school dean. This course may be repeated for a maximum of eight credits. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher and permission of instructor.  
 
TEACHER EDUCATION
Special topics courses will be available as need and interest develop. Consult the semester
course schedule for these.
 
TE150 Reflections on Learning and Teaching (3,0) 3
Students will examine their experiences and assumptions about schooling in order to understand the multiple roles of teachers, characteristics of effective teaching practice, and the roles of school in society. Human development (physical, emotional and cognitive) is studied in terms of teaching and learning. Fieldwork required.
 
TE250 Student Diversity and Schools (3,0) 3
This is a study of the forms of diversity found among students and how these differences affect studentsí participation in school. History and philosophy of American schools are also studied as are the legal responsibilities and rights of
teachers and schools. Students study cooperative learning, questioning techniques, make school visits and plan and teach a short, engaging lesson. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: sophomore standing and TE150 or concurrent enrollment in TE150.
 
TE301 Learning Theory and Teaching Practice (4,0) 4
A study of contemporary theories of human learning: how they are generated, researched and applied in teaching practices. Emphasis is placed on analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches to teaching
and learning and the decisions which teachers make in applying theory to diverse classroom situations. Includes extensive classroom observations in K-12 schools. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: TE150, TE250 and
admission to teacher education program.
 
TE330 Reading in the Elementary Classroom (3,0) 3
Study of reading as a process of constructing meaning through dynamic, interaction among reader, the text, and the context of the reading situation. Includes objectives, content, materials, organization and methods of teaching
reading in the elementary school Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: TE150, TE250 and admission to the teacher education program. Pre- or corequisite TE301.
 
TE410 Corrective Reading in the Classroom (3,0) 3
Study of classroom methods for the diagnosis of studentsí reading strengths and weaknesses. Planning and implementing corrective and remedial interventions based on diagnosis. Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: TE150,
TE250, TE301, TE330 and admission to the teacher education program.
 
TE411 Elementary Language Arts and Methods Across the Curriculum (3,0) 3
A study of general strategies and methodologies to facilitate effective learning including the use of language arts as a vehicle for integrated curriculum. Classroom management and organization for productive learning communities
are also studied. Integrated technology component. Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: TE150, TE250, TE301, TE330 and admission to teacher education program.
 
TE420 Math Methods for Elementary Teachers (2,0) 2
A study of strategies and methodologies to facilitate effective mathematics instruction. Students learn to plan and present mathematics lessons and units using contemporary methods. Students use national and state standards and
bench marks in planning instruction and assessment. Integrated technology component. Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: TE150, TE250, TE301 and admission to teacher education program.
 
TE421 Science Methods for Elementary Teachers (2,0) 2
A study of strategies and methodologies to facilitate effective science instruction. Students learn to plan and present science lessons and units using contemporary methods. Students use national and state standards and benchmarks
in planning instruction and assessment. Integrated technology component. Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: TE150, TE250, TE301 and admission to the teacher education program.
 
TE422 Social Studies Methods for Elementary Teachers (2,0) 2
A study of strategies and methodologies to facilitate effective social studies instruction. Students learn to plan and present social studies lessons and units using contemporary methods. Students use national and state standards and benchmarks in planning instruction and assessment. Integrated technology component. Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: TE150, TE250, TE301 and admission to the teacher education program.
 
TE430 General Methods for Secondary Teachers (3,0) 3
A study of strategies and methodologies to facilitate learning at the secondary level including classroom management and organization for productive learning communities. The multiple roles of the teacher in the secondary classroom
are examined including participant, colleague, researcher, reflective practitioner, accountable professional, counselor and mentor. Integrated technology component. Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: TE150, TE250, TE301 and
admission to the teacher education program.
 
TE431 The Secondary Learner (3,0) 3
A study of the dilemmas of adolescents as they affect students in secondary schools. The course focuses on the special needs and sensitivities of adolescents and implications for instruction and classroom management.
Integrated technology component. Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: TE150, TE250, TE301 and admission to the teacher education program.
 
TE440 Reading in the Content Area (3,0) 3
A study of reading methods appropriate to use secondary classrooms. Includes formal and informal assessment procedures for determining studentsí abilities and the accompanying strategies to enhance content area comprehension and concept development. Students use national and state standards and benchmarks in
planning instruction and assessment. Integrated technology component. Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: TE150, TE250, TE301 and admission to the teacher education program.
 
TE441 Language Arts Methods for Secondary Teachers (3,0) 3
Curriculum, objectives, content, materials, organization, methods and assessment of core subject matter to diverse learners. Includes integrated technology, laboratory and field experiences. Students use national and state
standards and benchmarks in planning instruction and assessment. Integrated technology component. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: TE150, TE250, TE301 and admission to the teacher education program.
 
TE442 Math Methods for Secondary Teachers (3,0) 3
Curriculum, objectives, content, materials, organization, methods and assessment of teaching mathematics to diverse secondary learners. Students use national and state standards and benchmarks in planning instruction and assessment. Integrated technology component. Fieldwork required.
 
TE443 Science Methods for Secondary Teachers (3,0) 3
Curriculum, objectives, content, materials, organization, methods and assessment of teaching science to diverse learners. Students use national and state standards and benchmarks in planning instruction and assessment.
Integrated technology component. Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: TE150, TE250, TE301 and admission to teacher education program.
 
TE444 Social Studies Methods for Secondary Teachers (3,0) 3
Curriculum, objectives, content, materials, organization, methods and assessment of teaching social studies to diverse secondary learners. Students use national and state standards and benchmarks in planning instruction and assessment. Integrated technology component. Fieldwork required. Prerequisites: TE150, TE250, TE301 and
admission to teacher education program.
 
TE445 Teaching Computer Science in the Secondary Classroom (3,0) 3
Techniques, materials and models for computer science teachers. Classroom and instructional management. Hardware and software evaluation and selection. Computer programming, including a team software development project. Web pages as an educational resource. Legal, ethical, social, economic and personal issues. Prerequisites: CS101 or CS103, CS201, TE150, TE250, TE301, and admission to the teacher education program.
 
TE446 Business Education Methods for Secondary Teachers (3,0) 3
A study of strategies and methodologies to facilitate effective business course instruction. Students learn to plan and present office cluster, accounting, marketing and computer software lessons and units using contemporary methods.
Students use national and state standards and benchmarks in planning instruction and assessment. Integrated technology component. Field work required. Prerequisites: TE150, TE250, TE301 and admission to the teacher
education program.
 
TE480 Internship in Teaching: Seminar (1,0) 1
A seminar course for students currently enrolled in the Internship in Teaching Diverse Learners I and ii to discuss issues in teacher education, classroom management, working with special needs students, and professional development.  This course may be repeated once for credit.  Corequisites: TE491 and TE492.
 
TE490 Research Topics in Education (1-4) 1-4
Individual study under supervision of teacher education faculty member. May be repeated to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisites: admission to the teacher education program, senior status and permission of instructor.
 
TE491 Internship in Teaching Diverse Learners I/Advanced Methods: [Subject] (8) 8
Directed and evaluated internship in heterogeneous  classrooms. Teaching worthwhile content to students with varied learning needs. Theoretical and field-based explorations of common teaching dilemmas. Student will spend
at least 25 clock hours weekly with a teacher in a school for field teaching experience. Prerequisites: successful completion of baccalaureate degree and all previous TE courses and field  experiences. Permission and availability of participating schools. Co-requisites: TE601 and TE602. May be repeated once.
 
TE492 Internship in Teaching Diverse Learners II/Advanced Methods: [Subject] (8) 8
Continuing internship in heterogeneous classrooms at selected schools. Increased emphasis on independent teaching. Maintaining classroom communities that ensure equitable access to important knowledge and skills.
Assessing academic and social outcomes. Student will spend at least 25 clock hours weekly with a teacher in a school for field teaching experience. Prerequisites: completion of TE491 and permission and availability of participating schools. Corequisites: TE603 and TE604. May be repeated once.
 
TE601 Professional Roles and Teaching Practices I (3,0) 3
Examination of pedagogical roles and practices in terms of teacher behaviors, learning communities, school, culture and society. Review and reform of ones own practice through use of identification of problems, data analysis
and strategic planning. Prerequisite: baccalaureate degree. Corequisites: TE602 and TE491 for students enrolled in the certification program.
 
TE602 Reflection and Inquiry in Teaching Practice I (3,0) 3
Qualitative and quantitative research methods on teaching and learning. Criteria for judging the validity and applicability of research-based knowledge. Framing educational problems worthy of inquiry. Designing and assessing
studies of teaching practice. Three class contact hours of lecture, discussion, clinical work. Prerequisite: TE402. Corequisites: TE491 and TE601. May be repeated once.
 
TE603 Professional Roles and Teaching Practices II (3,0) 3
A critical examination of the multi-dimensional aspects of teacher roles, pedagogical ethics, philosophical applications and influences on schools and learning communities. Corequisites: TE604 and TE492 for students enrolled in the certification program.
 
TE604 Reflection and Inquiry in Teaching Practice II (3,0) 3
Collecting, analyzing and interpreting data on teaching, learning and education policy ó largely through action
research in the classroom. Dilemmas surrounding research on practice. Appraising and reporting results of inquiry.
Three class contact hours of lecture, discussion and clinical. Prerequisites: TE491, TE601 and TE602. Corequisites: TE492 and TE603. May be repeated once.
 
 
MATHEMATICS
Special topics courses will be available as needand interest develop. Consult the semester course schedule for these. Based on a series of exams each student isplaced in the beginning mathematics course judged most appropriate for successful completion and mathematical progress. For courses numbered 100 and above a studentís
curriculum major also affects course selection. Courses numbered below 100 do not count toward graduation.
MA112 Calculus for Business and Life Sciences (4,0) 4
Limits, differentiation, applications of the derivative, integration, application of the definite integral, techniques of integration. Calculus of exponential and logarithmic functions, elementary differential equations, functions of
several variables. Prerequisite: MA111 with a grade of C or better. This course will not count toward a major or minor in mathematics.
 
MA140 Precalculus Mathematics (5,0) 5
Basic theory of functions, including polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. Inequalities. Analytic geometry, plane trigonometry and vectors. Complex numbers. Systems of linear equations, matrices and
determinants. Prerequisites: two years of high school algebra and equivalent/satisfactory score on ACT or Placement Exam, or MA092 with a  grade of C or better, and one-half year of high school trigonometry or MA108 with a grade of C or better is strongly recommended. This course will not count toward a major or minor in mathematics.
 
MA151 Calculus I (4,0) 4
Limits, continuity and inverse functions. Logarithmic and exponential functions. Differentiation and applications of the derivative. LíHopitalís rule. Inverse trigonometric functions. Integration and the definite integral. Prerequisites: high school mathematics that includes two years of algebra, one year of plane geometry and one-half year of trigonometry and equivalent/satisfactory score on ACT or Placement Exam, or MA140 with a grade of C or better.
 
MA152 Calculus II (4,0) 4
Applications of the definite integral. Techniques of integration and improper integrals. Infinite series. Conic sections, polar coordinates and parametric equations. Prerequisite: MA151 with a grade of C or better.
 
MA207 Principles of Statistical Methods (3,0) 3
Descriptive statistics, probability distributions (including normal, binomial and chi-square), techniques of statistical inference including tests of hypotheses and selected nonparametric tests. (This course is a survey of elementary statistical concepts.) Prerequisite: MA086 or equivalent/ satisfactory score on ACT or Placement Exam.
This course will not count toward a major in mathematics.
 
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Special topics courses will be available as needand interest develop. Consult the semester course schedule for these.
 
CS101 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications (2,2) 3
The study of a selection of contemporary microcomputer applications, including operating systems concepts, word processing, spreadsheets, database management systems, and the Internet and World Wide Web. Brief survey of
other applications, such as presentation graphics, multimedia usage and desktop publishing. Does not apply toward credit in computer science major or minor.
     
 
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