Elementary Education (Pre K - 4) with Special Education (Pre K - 8) Courses

Below are all of the courses you have to choose from in this academic major. Some are required while others are electives. Please view the course catalog to see what is required to earn a degree in this major.


General Chemistry I (SCH 110)

A study of the basic concepts and fundamental principles of chemistry, designed for science majors, with emphasis on atomic structure, periodic trends, bonding, ionic and molecular structures, and aqueous chemical reactions. Students access and review scientific information, learning to critique credibility and reliability. With SCH111, satisfies the Science requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Fall semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Quantitative Analysis I Laboratory (SCH 111)

Laboratory work is primarily quantitative, including volumetric and gravimetric analyses. An introduction to instrumental techniques is presented including visible and atomic absorption spectroscopy. With SCH110, satisfies the Science requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Fall semester. Corequisite: SCH110. 1 credit. Fee.

1 Credit.

General Chemistry II (SCH 112)

Builds upon concepts from SCH110, with emphasis on gas laws, thermodynamics, properties of matter and solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, and acid-base chemistry. Prerequisite: SCH110. Spring semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Quantitative Analysis II Lab (SCH 113)

Continuation of topics introduced in SCH111. Corequisite: SCH112. Spring semester. 1 credit. Fee.

1 Credit.

Organic Chemistry I (SCH 210)

A study of the chemistry of carbon compounds for science majors. Molecular structure, structure — property relationships, synthesis, reactions, and reaction mechanisms of the major classes of organic compounds. Examples of biological relevance are given. Prerequisites: SCH112 and SCH113. Fall semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (SCH 211)

Emphasis on learning common laboratory techniques involved in organic synthesis and purification, isolation of natural products, structure elucidation, and qualitative analysis. Classical and instrumental methods. Experiments coordinated closely with lecture presentations. For science majors. Pre- or co-requisite: SCH210. Fall semester. 2 credits. Fee.

2 Credits.

Organic Chemistry II (SCH 212)

Continuation of topics introduced in SCH210. Prerequisite: SCH210. Spring semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (SCH 213)

Continuation of topics introduced in SCH211. Pre- or co-requisite: SCH212. Spring semester. 2 credits. Fee.

2 Credits.

Analytical Chemistry (SCH 214)

A study of analytical chemistry techniques including titrations, acid-base and buffer chemistry, and electrochemistry as well as foundational coverage of spectroscopic and chromatographic instrumental methods. Advanced statistical analysis and the use of computers for data analysis are employed. 100 minutes of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory instruction weekly. Prerequisite: SCH113. Spring semester. 3 credits. Fee.

3 Credits.

Thermodynamics (SCH 330)

An introduction to physical chemistry with emphasis on equilibrium thermodynamics, chemical and physical equilibrium, and chemical kinetics. Prerequisites: SCH212, SCH213, SPH112, and SPH113. Pre- or co-requisite: SMA200. Fall semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Thermodynamics Laboratory (SCH 331)

Laboratory course that introduces students to both classical and modern methods of analysis in physical chemistry. Experiments include calorimetry, chemical-and-phase equilibrium analysis, kinetics, and viscosity measurements. Computational analysis tools are integrated in the context of physical science applications. Writing Intensive course. Prerequisites: SCH212, SCH213, SPH112, and SPH113. Corequisite: SCH330. Pre- or co-requisite: SMA200. Fall semester. 2 credits. Fee.

2 Credits.

Quantum Mechanics (SCH 332)

An introduction to quantum theory and its application to spectroscopic analysis of atoms and molecules. Prerequisites: SCH212, SCH213, SPH112, and SPH113. Pre- or co-requisite: SMA200. Spring semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Quantum Mechanics Laboratory (SCH 333)

A laboratory course that is designed to provide students with experimental experiences that complement topics discussed in the quantum mechanics lecture course. The topics of spectroscopy and molecular modeling are emphasized, and computational analysis tools are integrated in the context of physical science applications. Pre- or co-requisite: SCH332. Spring semester. 1 credit. Fee.

1 Credit.

Prog 1: Intro to Development (SCS 131)

Students learn the fundamentals of computer science and of Mac programming. This course uses the Objective C programming language and the XCode development environment. Students learn specific skills in Mac programming and the Objective C language. They also learn fundamental programming skills which are highly transferable to other languages, such as how to use branches and loops. Fall and spring semesters. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Prog 2: Mobile App Development (SCS 141)

This course utilizes the Objective C programming language on mobile platforms. Current platforms are the iPhone and iPad. The platform is updated as needed. Students learn advanced programming concepts such as GUI development, modular programming, object-oriented class development, and class relationships. Students also learn additional features of the XCode programming environment. Prerequisite: SCS131. Spring semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Calculus 1 with Analytic Geometry (SMA 130)

Real numbers, sets, relations, and functions. The calculus of one variable. Satisfies the Mathematics requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of algebra and trigonometry. Fall and spring semesters. 4 credits.

4 Credits.

Calculus 2 (SMA 140)

Continuation of SMA130. The calculus of one variable with applications, parametric equations, polar coordinates, and infinite sequences and series. Prerequisite: SMA130. Fall semester. 4 credits.

4 Credits.

Calculus 3 (SMA 200)

A continuation of SMA140. The calculus of several variables; two- and three-dimensional vector space; vector calculus; Green’s, Gauss’, and Stokes’ Theorems and the Divergence Theorem. Prerequisite: SMA140. Spring semester. 4 credits.

4 Credits.

Discrete Mathematics (SMA 205)

An introduction to sets, logic, methods of proof, and combinatorics. Pre- or co-requisite: SMA130. Spring semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Linear Algebra (SMA 225)

A study of vector spaces, linear mappings, determinants with applications. Prerequisites: SMA140 and SMA205. Spring semester, even-numbered years. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Numerical Analysis (SMA 300)

Numerical methods of curve fitting, finding roots of equations, numerical integration, numerical solutions to differential equations, and to partial differential equations as time permits. Writing Intensive course. Prerequisites: SCS131 and SMA200. SMA225 and SCS141 recommended. Spring semester, even-numbered years. 3 credits.

Abstract Algebra (SMA 310)

The study of algebraic structures including rings, integral domains, fields, and groups with their applications to the real numbers, complex numbers, and polynomials. Prerequisites: SMA205 and SMA225 or the consent of the instructor. Fall semester, even-numbered years. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Calculus 4 with Differential Equat. (SMA 325)

First, second, and higher order linear differential equations with applications; linear systems of differential equations; LaPlace transforms; and boundary value problems. Prerequisite: SMA200. Fall semester, odd-numbered years. 4 credits.

4 Credits.

Complex Variables and Applications (SMA 331)

Complex numbers and the geometry of the complex numbers; functions of a single complex variable and the calculus of these functions; Cauchy’s theorem; residues with applications toward real integrals; analytic functions and power series; and conformal mapping. Prerequisites: SMA200 and SMA205. Fall semester, odd-numbered years. 3 credits.

General Physics I (SPH 110)

A thorough introduction into physics for those majoring in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Topics include classical mechanics, heat, and electricity. With SPH111, satisfies the Science requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Prerequisite: SMA130. Fall semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

General Physics I Laboratory (SPH 111)

Laboratory course to accompany SPH110. With SPH110, satisfies the Science requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Corequisite: SPH110. Fall semester. 1 credit. Fee.

1 Credit.

General Physics II (SPH 112)

A continuation of SPH110 with topics including magnetism, optics, and electricity. Prerequisite: SPH110. Spring semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

General Physics II Laboratory (SPH 113)

The laboratory course to accompany SPH112. Corequisite: SPH112. Spring semester. 1 credit. Fee.

1 Credit.

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