Secondary Education Transfer Major - AA

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
SDV-108 THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE 1
ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3
PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
MAT-110 MATH FOR LIBERAL ARTS 3
EDU-212 EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS 3
EDU-920 FIELD EXPERIENCE 2
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
ENG-106 COMPOSITION II 3
MAT-156 STATISTICS 3
EDU-247 TEACHING EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS 3.5
POL-111 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 3
HIS-211 MODERN ASIAN HISTORY 3
TOTAL 15.5
Fall Semester II Course Title Credit
HUM-114 MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES 3
EDU-240 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
LIT-101 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE 3
HIS-151 US HISTORY TO 1877 3
PSY-121 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester II Course Title Credit
EDU-255 TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM 3
SOC-110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
EDU-220 HUMAN RELATIONS FOR THE CLASSROOM TEACHER 3
SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
BIO-105 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY 4
TOTAL 16

SDV-108 - THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course is designed to empower new students to successfully transition to college. Students will learn academic success skills, strategies for personal development and exploration, college culture and expectations, and how to access college resources and services.

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement.

PSY-111 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

MAT-110 - MATH FOR LIBERAL ARTS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Math for Liberal Arts is a survey course for students who have little background in mathematics. Topics include survey of sets, numbers, algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics. This course is not intended for Mathematics and Science majors. Prerequisites: MAT-062 or equivalent with a minimum grade of C- or meets minimum placement testing requirements.

EDU-212 - EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This survey course is designed to examine the historical, philosophical, sociological, political, economic, and legal foundations of the American public education system. Students will explore the nature of school environments, design and organization of school curriculum, and characteristics of effective schools and instruction in grades P-12. Educational structures, practices, and projections for the future will be studied. COREQUISITE: EDU-920.

EDU-920 - FIELD EXPERIENCE

Lab: 4

Credit: 2

Field Experience provides the student an opportunity to observe a teacher in a local classroom and to work with students in that classroom under direct supervision of the cooperating teacher. The student will keep a reflective journal. Corequisite: EDU-212.

ENG-106 - COMPOSITION II

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A continuation of study of the principles of writing begun in ENG-105. Emphasis is placed on persuasive writing, critical analysis, and the MLA research paper. Time will also be spent exploring print and electronic research sources and learning effective research strategies. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisite: ENG-105 with a grade of C- or better.

MAT-156 - STATISTICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is an applied course in statistics, designed to introduce students to some of the concepts, symbols, procedures, and vocabulary used in the field of statistics. Topics covered in this course include: organizing and graphing data, descriptive statistics, probability, various distributions, the sampling distribution of the mean, estimating a population mean, confidence intervals, inferential statistics (hypothesis testing), comparing two population parameters, analysis of variance, correlation, simple linear and multiple regression, contingency tables, and nonparametric statistics, (time permitting). Prerequisites: MAT-092 or MAT-099 with a minimum grade of C- or meets minimum placement testing requirements.

EDU-247 - TEACHING EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS

Lecture: 3

Lab: 1

Credit: 3.5

A survey course introducing current and prospective teachers to the field of special education. Topics of study include the following: foundational knowledge, the new relationship between special and general education, legislation, characteristics of different types of exceptional learners, and research-based teaching strategies and accommodations.

POL-111 - AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of the American federal system of government which includes a description and analysis of interest groups, political parties, public opinion, the presidency, the Congress, the court system and foreign policy making.

HIS-211 - MODERN ASIAN HISTORY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to the three dominant societies of modern Asia: China, Japan and India. Emphasis will be given to the transformation of cultural, economic, intellectual and social patterns brought about by the military power and economic demands of contemporary Western societies.

HUM-114 - MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Selected readings from the critical perspectives of race, class and gender will provide the theoretical framework for class discussions. At the same time, films and works of literature from different cultural points of view will help students reach a new understanding of their own and other cultures and will open themselves up for a multicultural understanding of society.

EDU-240 - EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines the application of psychological principles, theories, and methodologies to issues of teaching and learning. Theory and research concerned with human learning, development, behavior, and motivation is reviewed with an emphasis on the cognitive, psychological, and social factors that relate to and influence learning in educational settings. Prerequisite: PSY-111.

LIT-101 - INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Designed to promote an appreciation of excellence in literature through illustrative types of short fiction, poetry, and drama. Emphasis is placed on the reader's interpretive skills in examining an author's craft, intent, and format.

HIS-151 - US HISTORY TO 1877

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of American social, political, economic and intellectual developments from the Colonial period to 1877.

PSY-121 - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A systematic study of life-span development. Individual differences in behavior as well as cultural norms are considered in relation to heredity and environment.

EDU-255 - TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Students will learn to integrate instructional technology into the PK-12 classrooms. Students will study a variety of software programs, presentation technology and telecommunication tools. The focus will also be on social, ethical, legal and human issues surrounding the use of technology.

SOC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An analysis of social organization (or the social order). This course deals with the nature of sociology as a science, the original nature of man, the socialization of the individual, the development of groups and group behavior, the nature of culture and culture patterns, the organization of institutions, the nature of social order, the organization of human stratification and examination of major social processes. Special emphasis is placed upon the American cultural patterns.

EDU-220 - HUMAN RELATIONS FOR THE CLASSROOM TEACHER

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course focuses on the changing and multi-faceted diversity seen in today's classrooms and communities in the United States. Students will examine their own understanding of the scope of this diversity and be able to see how this diversity can enrich the classroom experience for teachers and students. This course will also show future teachers how to bridge their personal views and knowledge of diversity into actual teaching strategies in order to have a culturally relevant and responsive classroom where every student can thrive.

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.

BIO-105 - INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

Introductory Biology is a lecture and lab course designed for non-science majors or as a refresher course of those wishing to take higher-level biology courses. Topics include chemistry of life, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, evolution, plant, animal, and fungi classification, and ecology.

Beth Ash - Adjunct Instructor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5242

Email: bash@scciowa.edu
BA, Oral Roberts University
MA, University of Tulsa

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