Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Science

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Social Science and Science in Early Childhood Education   (CDS-313)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Social Science and Science in Early Childhood Education. Examines the purpose, scope and sequence of social science and science instruction in early childhood education. Develops methods of teaching social science and science to the young child at the preschool and primary school levels.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate the value of teaching social sciences in the early childhood and primary school setting: cultural studies, environmental studies, and health education.
  • Discuss developmental instructional models designed to foster an understanding of the social sciences in the early childhood and primary setting. Include Bloom's Taxonomy in the discussion.
  • Summarize the characteristics of a high quality science program in the early childhood setting.
  • Indicate and describe an inquiry model for the teaching of scientific principles and investigation. Include both an exploratory and guided discovery learning model.
  • Discuss assessment principles for both the social sciences and sciences in the early childhood and primary setting.
  • You may section the paper into early childhood and primary contexts if this structure is helpful.

 
Math and Science For Child   (CDS-271)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course identifies and classifies the major mathematical and science concepts and topics considered in teaching the young child. Emphasis is placed on planning Math and Science activities that encourage thinking, exploring, discovering and problem solving. Each concept is exemplified by hands-on experience.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the cognitive and developmental capabilities of early childhood students in the areas of math and science.
  • Address various philosophical approaches to the teaching of math and science.
  • Indicate instructional activities that support both critical thinking and problem-solving.
  • Give examples of hands-on experiences in both the math and science content areas.
  • Discuss the challenges in planning developmentally appropriate math and science lessons/activities.
  • You may address math and science together or as separate content-areas in the narrative paper.

 
Computer Science I   (COS-102)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introduction to computer science including functional concepts of computer hardware and software, applications and algorithms in computer science. Programming in Pascal, C, or similar language. Topics include operating systems, minicomputers, mainframe computers; applications in science and engineering; and program development. 
Science Fiction   (ENG-331)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A study of the best known short stories, essays, and novels of science fiction.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Learn to summarize stories.
  • Learn how to read and respond to various science fiction works.
  • Identify elements of science fiction writing such as character, theme, and message.
  • Recognize futuristic elements.
  • Write about reactions to selected science fiction pieces.
  • Learn how dialogue and action determine the strengths and weaknesses of characters
  • Discuss the authors intent and point of view in writing such fiction.
  • Learn the influence of science fiction on culture.
  • Demonstrate understanding of various well-known works of science fiction.
  • Analyze how different circumstances have come together to shape how the writer uses various elements.

 
Science Fiction Films   (FIL-359)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of the genre of Science Fiction films. 
History of Science   (HIS-260)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course surveys science from ancient times to the present, focusing on the leading conceptual developments within science, the scientific revolution, and science's roles in society. 
Advanced Journalism   (JOU-300)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Instruction and practice in advanced journalistic techniques, with an emphasis on such specialized areas of coverage as business, science, education, and arts and entertainment.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate writing and reporting for beats such as business, science, education, and arts and entertainment
  • Compare and contrast journalistic skills and techniques used when covering beats such as business, science, education, and arts and entertainment
  • Analyze how innovations in technology have impacted journalistic techniques and legal and ethical principles

 
Clinical Lab Procedures I   (ANS-211)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Principles of and procedures for laboratory technicians involved in analyses of blood constituents. Emphasis is placed on the areas of hematology and hemostasis, with attention to basic techniques, manual skill development, and applications to veterinary science.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Principles of and procedures for laboratory technicians involved in analyses of blood constituents.
  • Basic knowledge of hematology and hemostasis, with attention to basic techniques, manual skill development, and applications to veterinary science.

 
Discrete Structures I   (COS-261)   3.00 s.h.  
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Introduction to algebraic structures fundamental to various areas of computer science. Graphs, planar graphs, algorithms on graphs and their analysis, sequential machines and their minimization, semi-groups, groups and their application to computer science. 
Literary Genres   (ENG-330)   3.00 s.h.  
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Analysis of a literary genre fiction, science fiction, modern drama, etc. in historical context. 
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