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.

Instructions for Focal Study 43

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
   OR
BIOL 170
   OR
BIOL 200
   OR
BIOL 201
   OR
BIOL 202
Selected Topics for Non-Science Majors
   OR
Human Genetics
   OR
Intro Biology: Flow of Energy
   OR
Intro Biology: Flow of Information
   OR
General Biology I
2-4 credits
   OR
4 credits
   OR
4 credits
   OR
4 credits
   OR
4 credits
CHEM 110
   OR
CHEM 220
Chemistry and Your Environment
   OR
General Chemistry I
2 credits
   OR
4 credits
ENV 200 Introduction to Environmental Science 4 credits
PHIL 310 Philosophy of Science 4 credits
PHY 110
   OR
PHY 202
   OR
PHY 232
Physics of Everyday Phenomena
   OR
Introductory Physics I
   OR
General Physics I -- Workshop Physics I
4 credits
SCI 170
   OR
SCI 172
Introduction to Astronomy
   OR
Introduction to Cosmology
4 credits
   OR
2 credits