Oct 21, 2020  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
    
2018-2019 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

Course Descriptions


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Geography

  
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    GEOG 4150 - Advanced GIS Analysis Methods Lab


    3 Credit(s)

    Advanced GIS course. Conceptual and technical problems associated with developing and working with relational databases, cartographic modeling techniques using vector and raster GIS software tools. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GEOG 3550  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEOG 4500 - GIS Research Project (Capstone Project)


    3 Credit(s)

    Student capstone project is required for all students that complete the GIS certificate program. Projects are designed and submitted two (2) semesters before signing up for this course. Students will enroll the semester they are ready to present and defend their research project. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GEOG 4150  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEOG 4830 - Readings and Conferences


    1 Credit(s) 4 Maximum Credit(s)

    Individual study of topics arranged by contract with a faculty supervisor. Variable times. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 4

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEOG 4890 - GIS Internship


    2 Credit(s) 8 Maximum Credit(s)

    Students applying for the GIS certificate are required to complete three (3) credit hours of internship. The internship can be on-campus or off-campus. Students are required to submit a request in writing to participate in this course. The proposal should contain a job description and a letter from their immediate supervisor showing approval. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 8

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEOG 4900 - Teaching Methods of Geography


    2 Credit(s)

    Designed for the prospective teacher of geography in the elementary and secondary school systems. Students will be instructed in a variety of effective procedures for teaching geography to adolescents. There will be opportunities for students to put into practice what they have learned in other geography courses and the lecture discussions of teaching methods within this course. The new National Geography Standards are stressed. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEOG 4920 - Geography Workshop


    1 Credit(s) 3 Maximum Credit(s)

    Various workshops from remote sensing to advance 3D modeling as well as guest lecturers have been used in the past for workshops. This course can be taken up to three (3) times. Dean/Chair and Registrar approval is required if a letter grade is required. (Fall, Spring) [Pass/Fail]

    Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission
    Repeatable? Yes - Number of Times: 3

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEOG 5570 - Physical Geography Summer Workshop


    0.5 Credit(s) 5 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None


Geology

  
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    GEO 1010 - Geology Introductory Survey


    3 Credit(s)

    A General Education course. Concepts of geology will be introduced and examined in our study of the Earth and the processes that shape it. Three (3) lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Physical Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1015 - Geology Introductory Survey Lab


    1 Credit(s)

    Lab to complement and reinforce concepts taught in GEO 1010 . A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 1010 

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Physical Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1020 - Dinosaurs and the History of Life


    3 Credit(s)

    A General Education course for both non-science and science majors, particularly teachers. This course presents an overview of life on Earth, with emphasis on dinosaurs. Topics include extinction, evolution, preservation, geologic time, plate tectonics, and stratigraphy. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall - Even Years) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Physical Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1025 - Dinosaurs and the History of Life Lab


    1 Credit(s)

    Lab to complement and reinforce concepts taught in GEO 1020 . A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall - Even Years) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 1020 

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Physical Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1030 - Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Natural Hazards


    3 Credit(s)

    A General Education course. The basic principles of geology are introduced here by examining geologic hazards including earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides. Three (3) lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Physical Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1035 - Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Natural Hazards Lab


    1 Credit(s)

    Lab to complement and reinforce concepts taught in GEO 1030 . A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 1030 

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Physical Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1050 - Geology of National Parks


    3 Credit(s)

    A General Education course for both non-science and science majors, geared to the needs of elementary and secondary teachers. Course includes descriptions and explanations of the unique geology of America’s western national parks with an emphasis on landscape interpretation and process understanding. Includes detailed information on Utah’s parks. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall - Even Years, Spring - Even Years) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Physical Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1055 - Geology National Parks Lab


    1 Credit(s)

    Two (2) eight-hour field experiences conducted on Saturdays that complement and reinforce concepts taught in GEO 1050 . A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall - Even Years, Spring - Even Years) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 1050 

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Physical Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1090 - How the Earth Works


    3 Credit(s)

    A General Education course. This course provides a study of the origin of earth materials and their interactions with the processes that function within the Earth and at its surface. Three (3) lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Physical Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1095 - How the Earth Works Lab


    1 Credit(s)

    Lab to complement and reinforce concepts taught in GEO 1090 . A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 1090 

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Physical Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1110 - Physical Geology


    3 Credit(s)

    An introduction to earth systems (external and internal) and materials. The interrelated nature of these systems is an integral part of the geology curriculum. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Physical Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1115 - Physical Geology Lab


    1 Credit(s)

    Lab to accompany GEO 1110 . A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 1110 

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Physical Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1220 - Historical Geology


    3 Credit(s)

    A general survey of Earth, its history, systems and their processes, materials, and origins. The interrelated nature of these systems is an integral part of the curriculum. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 1225  

    Prerequisite(s): (GEO 1010  and GEO 1015 ) or (GEO 1020  and GEO 1025 ) or (GEO 1030  and GEO 1035 ) or (GEO 1050  and GEO 1055 ) or (GEO 1090  and GEO 1095 ) or (GEO 1110  and GEO 1115 ) or (GEO 2210  and GEO 2215 ) - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEO 1225 - Historical Geology Lab


    1 Credit(s)

    The lab to accompany GEO 1220 , which is general survey of Earth, its history, systems and their processes, materials, and origins. The interrelated nature of these systems is an integral part of the curriculum. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 1220 

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

  
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    GEO 1500 - Hand Sample Rock Identification


    2 Credit(s)

    A lab course that centers on identification of common minerals and rocks in hand sample utilizing a hand lens and other simple equipment. This course would be particularly useful to educators. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GEO 1010  and GEO 1015  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEO 2210 - Geology of Southern Utah


    3 Credit(s)

    A General Education course for both non-science and science majors, geared to the needs of elementary and secondary teachers. Emphasis is placed on the geologic evolution and stratigraphy of the Colorado Plateau and the Great Basin. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Physical Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 2215 - Geology of Southern Utah Lab


    1 Credit(s)

    Two (2) eight-hour field experiences conducted on Saturdays that complement and reinforce concepts taught in GEO 2210 . A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 2210 

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

    General Education Course: Physical Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 2990 - Undergraduate Research


    1 Credit(s) 4 Maximum Credit(s)

    Instructor permission required. Variable credit. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission
    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

  
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    GEO 3010 - Environmental Geology


    3 Credit(s)

    An introduction to the role and scope of geological processes in light of contemporary environmental issues. Three (3) lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 3015 

    Prerequisite(s): (GEO 1010  and GEO 1015 ) or (GEO 1020  and GEO 1025 ) or (GEO 1030  and GEO 1035 ) or (GEO 1050  and GEO 1055 ) or (GEO 1090  and GEO 1095 ) or (GEO 1110  and GEO 1115 ) or (GEO 2210  and GEO 2215 ) - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEO 3015 - Environmental Geology Lab


    1 Credit(s)

    A lab to accompany environmental geology lecture and compliment and reinforce the ideas and concepts presented there. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 3010 

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEO 3110 - Paleontology


    3 Credit(s)

    Principles of paleontology including the description/classification of fossils and the uses of paleontological data. Introduction to the ten phyla of fossilized invertebrate animals and methods used to distinguish fossilized organisms based upon preserved hard parts. Fossilized organisms are related to their paleoecological setting and stratigraphic position. Three (3) lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring - Even Years) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 3115 

    Prerequisite(s): GEO 1220  and GEO 1225  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEO 3115 - Paleontology Lab


    1 Credit(s)

    A lab to accompany paleontology lecture and complement and reinforce the ideas and concepts presented there. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring - Even Years) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 3110 

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEO 3120 - Tectonics


    3 Credit(s)

    A global study of plate tectonics as a unifying solid-earth theory emphasizing the definition of plate boundaries, motions, and driving forces and the analysis of ancient and current plate motions. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): (GEO 1010  and GEO 1015 ) or (GEO 1020  and GEO 1025 ) or (GEO 1030  and GEO 1035 ) or (GEO 1050  and GEO 1055 ) or (GEO 1090  and GEO 1095 ) or (GEO 1110  and GEO 1115 ) or (GEO 2210  and GEO 2215 ) - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): Geology majors only

  
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    GEO 3170 - Oceanography


    3 Credit(s)

    A basic survey of the physical, chemical, and geologic character of the world’s oceans. Topics include patterns of energy exchange, chemical cycles, geological environments within the sea, and evolution of the ocean basins. Three (3) lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 3175 

    Prerequisite(s): (GEO 1010  and GEO 1015 ) or (GEO 1020  and GEO 1025 ) or (GEO 1030  and GEO 1035 ) or (GEO 1050  and GEO 1055 ) or (GEO 1090  and GEO 1095 ) or (GEO 1110  and GEO 1115 ) or (GEO 2210  and GEO 2215 ) - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEO 3175 - Oceanography Lab


    1 Credit(s)

    A lab to accompany Oceanography lecture and complement and reinforce the ideas and concepts presented there. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 3170 

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1210  and CHEM 1215  and GEO 1110  and MATH 1060  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEO 3210 - Mineralogy


    3 Credit(s)

    An introductory course in mineralogy emphasizing morphological crystallography, physics, and chemistry of minerals. Three (3) lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 3215 

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1210  and CHEM 1215  and [(GEO 1010  and GEO 1015 ) or (GEO 1020  and GEO 1025 ) or (GEO 1030  and GEO 1035 ) or (GEO 1050  and GEO 1055 ) or (GEO 1090  and GEO 1095 ) or (GEO 1110  and GEO 1115 ) or (GEO 2210  and GEO 2215 )] - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEO 3215 - Mineralogy Lab


    1 Credit(s)

    Lab designed to complement mineralogy lecture and emphasizing hand specimen identification of rock forming and ore minerals. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 3210 

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEO 3330 - Igneous-Metamorphic Petrology


    3 Credit(s)

    An introductory course in the petrology and petrography of igneous and metamorphic rocks emphasizing the observation and interpretation of rock texture, mineralogy, and chemical composition. Three (3) lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring - Even Years) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 3335  

    Prerequisite(s): GEO 3210  and GEO 3215  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): Geology majors only

  
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    GEO 3335 - Igneous-Metamorphic Petrology Lab


    1 Credit(s)

    Lab study of hand sample and thin sectioned igneous and metamorphic rocks. Includes extensive use of the polarizing microscope. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring - Even Years) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 3330 

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEO 3410 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy


    3 Credit(s)

    An introductory course in sedimentary processes, environments, and products; sources of sediment; depositional environments; and formal stratigraphic nomenclature. Three (3) lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 3415 

    Prerequisite(s): GEO 1220  and GEO 1225  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): Geology majors only

  
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    GEO 3415 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Lab


    1 Credit(s)

    Lab experiences designed to complement and emphasize the principles learned in GEO 3410. Emphasis is placed on the identification and correlation of sedimentary facies and gathering and interpreting field data. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 3410 

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEO 3510 - Structural Geology


    3 Credit(s)

    Fundamentals of descriptive, kinematic, and dynamic analysis of structures within the Earth’s crust and a theoretical treatment of stress and strain. Three (3) lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall - Even Years) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 3515 

    Prerequisite(s): GEO 1220  and GEO 1225  and MATH 1050  and MATH 1060  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): Geology majors only

  
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    GEO 3515 - Structural Geology Lab


    1 Credit(s)

    Consists of structural problems solved by geometrical, graphical, and stereographic methods. Includes extensive work with maps and cross sections. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall - Even Years) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GEO 3510 

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEO 3990 - Undergraduate Research


    1 Credit(s) 4 Maximum Credit(s)

    Variable credit. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GEO 1220  and GEO 1225  and instructor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): Geology majors only

  
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    GEO 4000 - Selected Field Trips


    0.5 Credit(s) 3 Maximum Credit(s)

    Selected field trips of one to ten (1-10) days to areas of geologic interest. Designed for geology majors and minors, course credit is earned by contracting with the instructor as to the amount and type of report to be submitted. Enrollment limited, instructor permission and advanced standing in program required. Transportation/food costs may be incurred. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring) [Pass/Fail]

    Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 6

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEO 4070 - Applied Geochemistry


    3 Credit(s)

    This course will acquaint the student with geochemical principles such as origin and abundance of the elements; distribution and migration of those elements; geochemical cycles and prospecting; sampling techniques and evaluation; thermodynamics; crystal chemistry; and isotope geology. Three (3) lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GEO 3120  and GEO 3215  and CHEM 1220  and CHEM 1225  - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): Geology majors only

  
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    GEO 4800 - Senior Project


    3 Credit(s)

    Directed research. A passing grade must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring) [Pass/Fail]

    Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission
    Registration Restriction(s): Geology majors only

  
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    GEO 4840 - Cooperative Education


    1 Credit(s) 9 Maximum Credit(s)

    Cooperative education. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 12

    Registration Restriction(s): Geology majors only

  
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    GEO 4890 - Geology Internship


    1 Credit(s) 8 Maximum Credit(s)

    An off-campus experience with an employer, agency, or organization that will provide hands-on experiences and/or on-the-job training. Internships must be initiated by a contract between the student, the provider, and the faculty advisor. The student may be paid or work as a volunteer. (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Pass/Fail]

    Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 8

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GEO 4960 - Field Geology


    6 Credit(s)

    A five-week intensive course in geologic mapping and field investigation. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Summer) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GEO 3410  and GEO 3415  and GEO 3510  and GEO 3515   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C
    Registration Restriction(s): Geology majors only

  
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    GEO 4990 - Seminar in Geology


    1 Credit(s)

    Review of current literature and developments in the field of geology. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 2

    Registration Restriction(s): Geology majors only


German

  
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    GERM 1010 - Beginning German I


    4 Credit(s)

    Intended as an introduction to the German language for those who have had no previous exposure to German. The course will stress all four language acquisition skills: reading, writing, aural comprehension, and speaking. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area
  
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    GERM 1020 - Beginning German II


    4 Credit(s)

    A continuation of GERM 1010 . (Annually) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GERM 1010   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area
  
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    GERM 2010 - Intermediate German


    4 Credit(s)

    Designed for students who have had first year German or its equivalent in high school, this course reviews first year materials and emphasizes speaking, reading, and writing skills. (Annually) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GERM 1020   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area
  
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    GERM 2020 - Intermediate Grammar and Conversation


    4 Credit(s)

    A continuation of GERM 2010 . (Annually) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GERM 2010   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area
  
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    GERM 3030 - Introduction to the Study of Language


    3 Credit(s)

    This course is an introduction to the major features of human language. Topics include speech production, the structure of words and sentences, language change, and first and second language acquisition. Examples from a variety of languages will illustrate the commonalities and diversity to be found among the world’s languages. This course is taught in English. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GERM 3100 - Conversation Through Film


    3 Credit(s)

    This is a conversation course that utilizes film as its organizing structure. We will focus on the development of intermediate and advanced conversational fluency through the viewing and discussion of a variety of films. Pre-, during, and post-viewing activities will guide and scaffold students’ interaction with the material, thus providing opportunities to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the target language. In addition to developing linguistic abilities, we will also focus on cultural competence. The study of films from various genres, styles, countries, and historical periods will allow students the opportunity to engage in the analysis and discussion of aesthetic, historical, cultural, and socio-political topics. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GERM 2020   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GERM 3210 - Advanced German Grammar


    3 Credit(s)

    This course reviews German grammar on an advanced level. This class may be repeated once for credit in a Study Abroad context. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GERM 2020   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 6

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GERM 3220 - Advanced Conversation and Composition


    3 Credit(s)

    This course develops fluency, including a writing component. This class may be repeated once for credit in a Study Abroad context. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GERM 2020   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GERM 3310 - Survey of German Literature


    3 Credit(s)

    This course introduces German literature by acquainting the students with literature from each of the various literary movements. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GERM 2020   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GERM 3320 - Survey of German Poetry


    3 Credit(s)

    This course introduces German poetry by acquainting the students with poetry from each of the various literary movements. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GERM 2020   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GERM 3510 - Cultural History of Germany


    3 Credit(s)

    This course presents an overview of the cultural and political developments in Germany from the earliest times to the present. It emphasizes Germany’s intellectual, philosophical, artistic, musical, and literary history. This class may be repeated once for credit in a Study Abroad context. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GERM 2020   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GERM 3610 - Weimar Cinema and Beyond


    3 Credit(s)

    From the early experimental films of the Weimar era to the socially critical films of the postwar New German Cinema and the “cosmopolitan screen” of Turkish-German cinema at the turn of the 21st century, German cinema has been quite literally a “projection screen” for examining social and cultural problems in Germany. Through the viewing and discussion of a number of German films, this course surveys the major trends in German cinema history and develops students’ skills in film analysis. Students will gain an overview of the major genres produced and popularized since the beginning of film history. Students will become versed in sequence analysis and learn to interpret cinema’s distinct language. Films are in German (with subtitles), readings are in German and English, and discussions are in German. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GERM 2020  or instructor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GERM 4310 - German Literature Since 1850


    3 Credit(s)

    A summary of the literature and literary movements during the twentieth and last half of the nineteenth centuries. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GERM 2020   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GERM 4320 - German Literature 1750-1850


    3 Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GERM 2020   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GERM 4330 - Earliest German Literature to 1750


    3 Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GERM 2020   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GERM 4640 - Major Authors and Topics


    3 Credit(s)

    May be repeated once for credit on different topics/authors. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GERM 2020   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 6

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GERM 4893 - Internship


    1 Credit(s) 5 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 12

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GERM 4900 - Methods of Teaching Foreign Language


    3 Credit(s)

    Students are introduced to contemporary, practical methodologies. They create, present, and critique learning activities. The course is designed to prepare students to teach a foreign language. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GERM 2020   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): Junior or Senior standing required

  
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    GERM 4980 - Student Teaching


    2 Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Registration Restriction(s): None


Greek

  
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    GREK 1010 - Beginning Classical Greek I


    4 Credit(s)

    Introductory course in Classical Greek for development of reading skills. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

  
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    GREK 1020 - Beginning Classical Greek II


    4 Credit(s)

    Second semester introductory course in Classical Greek for development of reading skills. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GREK 1010   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GREK 2010 - Intermediate Classical Greek I


    4 Credit(s)

    This course sharpens reading skills through analysis and discussion of prose and poetry passages. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GREK 1020   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GREK 2020 - Intermediate Classical Greek II


    4 Credit(s)

    The second semester of the second year of Ancient Greek. This course improves reading and translating skills through the study of prose and poetry. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GREK 2010   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None


Graduate & Online

  
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    GOSC 3920 - Prior Learning Assessment


    1 Credit(s) 15 Maximum Credit(s)

    This course offers credit for prior learning experiences and for demonstrated competency in practical skills. Approved portfolios related to prior learning experiences and achievements recognized by published standards (such as industry certifications) may be considered for academic credit. Instructor permission required for enrollment. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 15

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 4010 - General Studies Research Seminar


    3 Credit(s)

    This course examines the components and process of scholarly research, with an emphasis on the literature review. This course is limited to General Studies majors. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 4020 - General Studies Capstone


    3 Credit(s)

    Students complete a written capstone project reflecting their varied knowledge and experience as General Studies majors. This course is limited to General Studies majors. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 5200 - Carnegie Basics Certificate


    3 Credit(s)

    This course focuses on the practice and implementation of the Dale Carnegie principles of leadership and professionalism. Learners set personal goals and identify pathways to success. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 5640 - Special Topics


    1 Credit(s) 15 Maximum Credit(s)

    This course is offered as needed to address special topics needs as they arise. The course will be offered at variable credits and is repeatable for a maximum of 15 credits. Topics of the course will vary based on need and learner interest. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 15

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 6000 - Assessment


    3 Credit(s)

    The study of current psychological principles of teaching and learning, and principles and techniques for developing, validating, and interpreting educational measures. The use of educational measures for evaluation and planning processes. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 6010 - Classroom Management


    3 Credit(s)

    Theory and application for creating a 21st century learning environment are the focus for this course. Maintaining student cooperation in diverse classroom and network settings will be a focus. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 6050 - Online Teaching for Educators


    3 Credit(s)

    This course teaches the fundamentals of online teaching, learning, and design. Learners study theory and build knowledge upon practical experiences by studying in, and fulfilling assignments within, a learning management system (LMS). By course end, learners will have developed the shell of an online course, including most basic elements. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Administrative License, Master of Education with Licensure, and Master of Education majors may not enroll

  
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    GOSC 6051 - Instructional Design for E-Learning


    3 Credit(s)

    This course teaches the fundamentals of instructional design for online learning. Theory, models, interviewing, and design tools are utilized to increase learner breadth and depth of understanding to develop quality online learning experiences. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Permission of Graduate & Online School needed; Administrative License, Master of Education with Licensure, and Master of Education majors may not enroll

  
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    GOSC 6052 - Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning


    3 Credit(s)

    This course teaches the fundamentals of online learning collaborations. Learners study theory along with developing tangible skills related to collaboration with online discussions, Wikis, blogs, social media, mobile technology, and so forth. Learners have several opportunities to develop and practice skills within a learning management system. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Permission of Graduate & Online School needed; Administrative License, Master of Education with Licensure, and Master of Education majors may not enroll

  
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    GOSC 6055 - Assessment in E-Learning


    3 Credit(s)

    This course teaches the fundamentals of effective online learning assessments. Learners study theory along with developing tangible skills related to assessment with online discussions, papers, projects, games, and so forth. Learners have several opportunities to develop and practice skills within a learning management system. Final projects include the assessment of online courses, using national standards. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): GOSC 6050   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
    Registration Restriction(s): Permission of Graduate & Online School needed; Administrative License, Master of Education with Licensure, and Master of Education majors may not enroll

  
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    GOSC 6100 - Curricular Adaption for Pupils with Disabilities


    3 Credit(s)

    This course provides an overview of the service patterns, management needs, organizational variables, and instructional models necessary for success with students with mild/moderate disabilities. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Permission of Graduate & Online School needed; Administrative License, Master of Education with Licensure, and Master of Education majors may not enroll

  
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    GOSC 6200 - Carnegie Basics Seminar


    3 Credit(s)

    This course focuses on the practice and implementation of the Dale Carnegie principles of leadership and professionalism. Learners set personal goals and identify pathways to success. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 6300 - Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL


    3 Credit(s)

    Study and apply theories on the nature and role of language, culture, and learning environments as they relate to second language development, literacy, and academic achievement of ESL learners. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 6301 - Methods and Materials for Teaching English


    3 Credit(s)

    Study and apply theories in ELA education; develop skills in lesson planning, classroom teaching, and assessment; explore tools and strategies in teaching and learning specific ELA topics, including reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language skills. (Spring, As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): (GOSC 6010  and GOSC 6350 ) or permission of Graduate & Online School - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
    Registration Restriction(s): Permission of Graduate & Online School needed; Administrative License, Master of Education with Licensure, and Master of Education majors may not enroll

  
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    GOSC 6302 - Methods and Materials for Teaching Math


    3 Credit(s)

    Study and apply theories in mathematics education; develop skills in lesson planning, classroom teaching, and assessment; explore tools and strategies in teaching and learning specific mathematics topics, including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics, and probability. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): (GOSC 6010  and GOSC 6350 ) or permission of Graduate & Online School - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
    Registration Restriction(s): Permission of Graduate & Online School needed; Administrative License, Master of Education with Licensure, and Master of Education majors may not enroll

  
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    GOSC 6303 - Methods and Materials for Teaching Secondary Science


    3 Credit(s)

    This course is designed for secondary science teachers to learn the core principles surrounding effective science teaching and learning. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): (GOSC 6010  and GOSC 6350 ) or permission of Graduate & Online School - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 6304 - Methods and Materials for Teaching Social Studies


    3 Credit(s)

    An examination of current curriculum standards, trends, and effective methods of instruction and assessment for the social studies on the middle and secondary levels. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): (GOSC 6010  and GOSC 6350 ) or permission of Graduate & Online School - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 6320 - English as a Second Language


    3 Credit(s)

    Study and apply appropriate assessment practices for ESL learners with regard to accommodation, proficiency, placement, and academic achievement. Service-learning project is required. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): Permission of Graduate & Online School needed; Administrative License, Master of Education with Licensure, and Master of Education majors may not enroll

  
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    GOSC 6350 - Curriculum and Instruction


    3 Credit(s)

    Built upon the principles of the national ISLLC standards (2), this course focuses on the use of rigorous curricula, high expectations for students, and alignment to academic standards. A program-/problem-based approach provides hands-on activities to develop skills to maximize students learning through authentic and differentiated pedagogy. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 6355 - Parental Involvement and Family Engagement


    3 Credit(s)

    Study and apply models and best practices to involve parents, family, and the community as resources to help create positive learning environments for ESL education. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 6361 - Language Acquisition Theory and English Language Development Practices


    3 Credit(s)

    An overview of the theories of second language acquisition. Topics to be covered include definitions of the first and second languages, language competence, and language production as well as the major schools of language acquisition theory: linguistic, psychological, and sociocultural. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 6362 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELLs


    3 Credit(s)

    An overview of the methods and approaches of teaching ESOL. Topics to be covered include historical, current, and alternative approaches to language teaching; how methods relate to language acquisition theories; and how approaches and methods influence curriculum development. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 6363 - Assessment and Evaluation of ELLs


    3 Credit(s)

    An overview of the principles of assessment and evaluation of English Language Learners. Topics to be covered include assessment of, as, and for learning; assessment of language learners; assessment of academic language; assessment of content knowledge; assessment of oral language; and assessment of literacy development. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 6364 - Policies, Best Practices, and Critical Issues for ELLs (Pre-K and Elem)


    2 Credit(s)

    An overview of policies, best practices, and critical issues for ELLs in pre-K and elementary English Language Learners. Topics to be covered include classroom techniques; planning; classroom management; social skills; grading; and moral, ethical, and legal issues. This course is intended to be taken in conjunction with GOSC 6366 . (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 6365 - Policies, Best Practices, and Critical Issues for ELLs (Secondary)


    2 Credit(s)

    An overview of policies, best practices, and critical issues for ELs in secondary English Language Learners. Topics to be covered include classroom techniques; planning; classroom management; social skills; grading; and moral, ethical, and legal issues. This course is intended to be taken in conjunction with GOSC 6367 . (As Needed) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GOSC 6367  

    Registration Restriction(s): Permission of Graduate & Online School needed; Administrative License, Master of Education with Licensure, and Master of Education majors may not enroll

  
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    GOSC 6366 - ELAD Practicum


    1 Credit(s)

    A course which allows students to explore classroom applications of the best practices, policies, and critical issues associated with teaching ELLs. This course is intended to be taken in conjunction with GOSC 6364  and requires a minimum of 25 hours of experience working in a classroom. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 6367 - ELAD Practicum


    1 Credit(s)

    A course which allows students to explore classroom applications of the best practices, policies, and critical issues associated with teaching ELLs. This course is intended to be taken in conjunction with GOSC 6365  and requires a minimum of 25 hours of experience working in a classroom. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): GOSC 6365  

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    GOSC 6400 - Characteristics and Needs of GATE Pupils


    3 Credit(s)

    This course provides educators with a context of historical timelines and trends in gifted education. Various characteristics and traits possessed by gifted individuals are highlighted. Addressed in this course are the social and emotional needs of gifted learners, as well as the construct of creativity and how that pertains to gifted populations. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

 

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