43. Science For Educators

In this focal study, students learn about the scientific endeavor by studying the specific content, concepts and methods of a particular field of science as well as the historical or philosophical framework of Science. Together with an introduction to Education, this serves as a foundation for science education. Education and Learning majors would find particular advantage in this focal study since they will be helping to teach general sciences in their future classrooms.

Complete at least three courses and a minimum of 10 credits. No more than two of these courses may have the same disciplinary prefix.

Complete one course from the first cluster and two courses (minimum of 8 credits) from the second cluster.


First Cluster (complete 1 course)
EDUC 260   Foundations of Education   2 credits
EDUC 308    Learning Communities I: Personal Aware 2 credits
EDUC 370 School and Society 2 credits    

Second Cluster (complete 2 courses)
BIOL 160  Selected Topics for Non-Science Majors  4 credits
BIOL 170   Human Genetics  4 credits  
BIOL 202 General Biology I 4 credits
CHEM 110  Chemistry and Your Environment  2 credits 
CHEM 220  General Chemistry I  4 credits 
ENV 200   Introduction to Environmental Science 4 credits 
PHIL 310 Philosophy of Science 4 credits 
PHY 110  Physics of Everyday Phenomena 4 credits 
PHY 202  Introductory Physics I     4 credits 
PHY 232  General Physics I--Workshop Physics I 4 credits 
SCI 170    Introduction to Astronomy  4 credits 
SCI 172 Introduction to Cosmology  2 credits