Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Science

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Soc. Sci. & Science Early Child Ed   (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.
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Math & 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.
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Science Fiction Films   (FIL-359)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of the genre of Science Fiction films. 
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 operationg systems, minicomputers, mainframe computers; applications in science and engineering; and program development. 
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. 
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.
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Forest Finance & Mgmt   (FOR-441)   3.00 s.h.  
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A synthesis of principles from the biological, mathematical, physical, and social sciences applied to problems encountered in the management of forests. 
Advanced Physical Geography   (GOG-410)   3.00 s.h.  
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Problems in the geography of landforms, climate, soil, and vegetation analyzed from the viewpoints of both pure and applied science. 
Reading Scientific German   (GRM-331)   3.00 s.h.  
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Designed to master the structure of scientific German in order to read books and articles in the fields of natural science. 
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. 
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