Degree Programs

LA&S Childhood Education: English AS

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Goals & Outcomes
First Semester
1.0
ED100 College Seminar
This course is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students learn the importance of the faculty-student and advisor-advisee relationship, develop time management techniques, apply effective study skill techniques, recognize the implications of living in a diverse society, utilize college resources, and explore career and transfer requirements. Collaborative projects are included. Students matriculated in a degree program must take this course in their first term of study. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN101 English 1:Composition
This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS050 Developmental Reading, DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or DS080 Study Reading), or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading, and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. See when this course is offered ...
Foreign Language 101, 191, or 201 3cr
Language requirement consists of a two-course sequence in the same foreign language, which may include American Sign Language. Consult with advisor to determine proper placement or possible second semester exemption. Those Language exempt must complete PY101.
3.0
MA171 Foundations/Math 1
This is the first of a two-course sequence for sudents preparing to teach at the elementary school level. Topics include the study of real numbers through a development of natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, decimals, and irrational numbers, together with operations on them. Number theory is presented, along with a discussion of numeration systems including bases other than ten. The language and nature of reasoning, together with basic elements of set theory, are introduced. Problem-solving is emphasized. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA045 Basic Math Skills or MA050 Introductory Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
ED150 Soc/Philos Foundations of Educ
This course provides a study of the philosophical, historical, sociological, ethical, and political bases of the N-12 American educational system. It includes a comprehensive introduction to the issues, laws, policies, and practices affecting the education system, teaching, learning, and assessment. It explains ways that teachers and schools can work with students and families to provide a meaningful and equitable education. Topics include diversity in student populations, school funding, high-stakes testing, school desegregation and re-segregation, technology, standardized tests, and learning standards. The history of the American educational system is discussed in relation to current issues and topics in education, teaching, and learning. A 15-hour observation in a general education classroom must be completed. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
PY101 Intro General Psychology
This course introduces the many and varied facets of psychology. Emphasis is on interactions of individuals in their cultural, social, and economic environments as determined by their cognitive, behavioral, and emotional experiences and training. See when this course is offered ...
PE Physical Education .5 cr
Second Semester
3.0
EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit
This course encourages a deeper understanding of human nature and the human condition through the study of ideas and values expressed in imaginative literature. Emphasis is placed on the use and development of critical thinking and language skills. Library-oriented research is required. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading. See when this course is offered ...
Foreign Language 102, 192, or 202 3cr
Language requirement consists of a two-course sequence in the same foreign language, which may include American Sign Language. Consult with advisor to determine proper placement or possible second semester exemption. Those Language exempt must complete PY101.
3.0
MA172 Foundatns/Math 2
This is the second of a two-course sequence for students preparing to teach at the elementary school level. Topics include elementary geometry of two and three dimensions, measurement, coordinate geometry and transformations, probability, and statistics. Prerequisite: MA171 Foundations of Mathematics 1. See when this course is offered ...
Fine Art Elective 3cr
Fine Art Elective courses: FA201 Figure Sculpture 1, FA202 Intermediate Drawing, FA211 Printmaking: Relief, FA212 Ceramics: Throwing Techniques, FA216 Sculpture: Metal Welding, FA218 Painting 2, FA220 Ceramics: Sculpture Design, PT222 Fine Art Photography 2, FA226 Printmaking: Intaglio, and FA230 Jewelry Making. Course selection will depend upon availability.
3.0
HI111 Am History 1492-1850
This survey course develops a comprehensive overview of American history as well as a deeper understanding of how its geography, people, institutions, and culture interact to define the American experience. It begins with American colonization and concludes on the eve of the Civil War. See when this course is offered ...
OR
3.0
HI112 Am History 1850-pres
This course continues to survey the development of the American story from an agricultural, frontier society to an urban, industrial nation. Emphasis is placed on the economic revolution of the post-Civil War era, its social, political, and military aspects, and the emergence of America as a world leader. It begins with the Civil War and concludes with the present. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Third Semester
3.0
HI101 History of Civ 1
This course introduces the nature and study of history, and covers the emergence and development of Eurasian civilization to about 1500 A.D. in the Near East, India, China, Europe, the Western Hemisphere, and Africa. Attention is given to religion in these civilizations and on the rise of the West to a position of world power during the Middle Ages. See when this course is offered ...
Natural Science Elective 4-4.5cr
Natural Science electives include: BI101, BI102, BI105, BI106, BI107, CH101, CH131, CH141, CH142, CH247, CH248, GL101, GL102, PH131, PH141, PH142, PH151, PH152.
Literature Elective 3cr
3.0
EN248 American Literature 1
This course is a survey of representative American writers from the Columbian Exchange to 1914, including the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Federal periods, as well as Romanticism and Realism. Prerequisite: EN102 English 2: Ideas & Values in Literature. See when this course is offered ...
OR
3.0
EN249 American Literature 2
This course is a survey of representative American writers from 1914 to the present. The focus is on Modern, Post-Modern, and Contemporary movements in American Literature. Prerequisite: EN102 English 2: Ideas & Values in Literature. See when this course is offered ...
PE Physical Education .5 cr
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance.
Fourth Semester
Literature Elective 3cr
Natural Science Elective 4-4.5cr
Natural Science electives include: BI101, BI102, BI105, BI106, BI107, CH101, CH131, CH141, CH142, CH247, CH248, GL101, GL102, PH131, PH141, PH142, PH151, PH152.
3.0
ED205 Child Development
This course examines children’s physical, social, emotional, language, and cognitive development from pre-natal to age twelve. Topics include childhood development theories and research, the recognition and understanding of significant child behaviors, the role of parenting and culture, the role of the teacher, influence of peers, and play. Students must complete a 15-hour child observation in a daycare setting, observing both infants/toddlers and preschool children. Prerequisite: PY101 Introduction to General Psychology. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN240 Children's Literature
This course is a survey of traditional and contemporary literature for children from birth through Grade 6. Literary models include picture books, traditional literature, poetry, fantasy, juvenile fiction and nonfiction, biography, and informational books. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition and EN102 Ideas & Values in Literature. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN271 British Literature 1
This course is a survey of the British literary tradition through a study of selected masterworks in poetry and prose through the Eighteenth Century. Among the major writers studied are Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Dryden, Pope, Swift, and Johnson. Prerequisite: EN102 English 2: Ideas & Values in Literature. See when this course is offered ...
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3.0
EN272 British Literature 2
This course is a survey of the British literary tradition through a study of selected masterworks in poetry and prose from the Romantic period through the Twentieth Century. Among the major writers studied are Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Hardy, Shaw, Joyce, Yeats, and Eliot. Prerequisite: EN102 English 2: Ideas & Values in Literature. See when this course is offered ...
PE Physical Education .5 cr
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance.


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