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These are the current course descriptions including any pre- and co-requisites.

EDU 112 - Introduction to Teaching: Adolescence to Young Adult
3 Credits
This introduction to teaching includes supervised early experience of 60 hours in grades 7-12 (AYA) or P-12 (Art) classroom. The exploratory contact with various school activities is designed to help the student clarify the decision to become a member of the teaching profession. 

Not open to students with credit for EDU 115 and EDU 346A.


EDU 220 - Educational Psychology
3 Credits
A research based study of human growth and development as related to teaching and learning. A study of language acquisition, multiple intelligence, learning styles, student diversity and exceptionality, motivation and discipline, learning environments and various forms of assessment/evaluation. Includes field experience of a minimum of 10 hours. 

Prerequisites: EDU 105 or 112 or equivalent.


EDU 314 - Content Area Reading
3 Credits
An examination of programs and methods in reading with a focus on theory and current research in comprehension, the writing process, critical thinking and content area reading. Emphasis is placed on reading to learn with meaning-based strategies that help students construct meaning and expand thinking. Informal assessment of educational materials for appropriate content reading levels and adaptation of content reading materials is highlighted. 


EDU 346 - Adolescent to Young Adult & Multi-Age Methods
3 Credits 
A study and practice of the art and the science of teaching as informed by state standards for teacher licensure including: secondary curricula, unit/lesson planning, instructional strategies, learning environments, motivation, classroom management, collaboration, student diversity and exceptionality, assessment/evaluation, the integration of technology in teaching and learning, and professionalism. Includes a minimum of 30 hours of field experience. 

Prerequisite: Admission to the Education Division, EDU 220 or consent of the instructor/advisor. May be a co-requisite with EDU 410. Please see EDU 410 course description for details.


EDU 354 - Adolescent to Young Adult Social Studies Teaching Methods
3 Credits
This course prepares the social studies teacher education candidate to teach social studies to adolescent and young adults in grades 7-12, based on the National Council for the Social Studies Standards (NCSS). Through a study and application of the structure of social studies knowledge and the pedagogy of social studies, the teacher education candidate will be prepared in the art and science of teaching American History, World History, and U.S. Government with emphasis on current research, curricular designs, best practices and strategies, and assessment and evaluation techniques appropriate to social studies.

Students will understand the interconnectedness of the social studies and the relationship of social studies to other disciplines. 

Includes a minimum of 30 hours of field experience. May be a co-requisite with EDU 410. Please see EDU 410 course description for details. 


EDU 379A - CORE: Principles of Education
3 Credits
Justice is part of our schools. Or, is it? This course in educational foundations will develop from diverse perspectives an understanding of the historical, sociological, and philosophical roots of education as they are impacted by justice and the question “how shall we live.” Current educational issues and developments will structure the course as we look at how education became an institution and why it must continue to grow and change. 

Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer status; ENG 102 or ENG 111. Not open to students with credit in EDU 348A. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.


EDU 410 - Assessment & Technology in Teaching & Learning
3 Credits
This course is designed to prepare undergraduate teacher candidates in all licensure programs with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to effectively integrate technology in teaching for student learning and in designing assessment for student learning. Candidates will understand and apply this knowledge during field experiences to fulfill Ohio mandates for value added student growth measures, new innovative teacher assessment measures (e.g. edTPA) and national legislative and judicial mandates (e.g. Higher Education Opportunity Act, 2008; IDEA, 2004; NCLB, 2001) aligned with the professional, local, state, and national standards including the common core standards.

Candidates will understand and apply the transformational concepts of universal design for learning (UDL) principles and develop technological, pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) to teach the full spectrum of students in diverse classrooms in the 21st century. 

Co-requisites:
  • Adolescent and Young Adult and Multi-Age Program - one methods course from: EDU 346, EDU 353, 354, 355, MTH 352, ART 337
  • Middle Childhood Program - one methods course from: EDU 347, EDU 349a, EDU 349b, EDU 349c
  • Intervention Specialists Program - one methods course from: EDU 330, EDU 331, EDU 350, EDU 351
  • Early Childhood Program - two methods courses from: EDU 339, EDU 333a, EDU 333b, EDU 333c.

 

EDU 487 - Supervised Teaching: Adolescence to Young Adult or Multi-Age
12 Credits
Full-time, full-semester supervised student teaching in the student's area of licensure. The student teacher assumes responsibility for the full teaching load of the cooperating teacher including planning, teaching, evaluating and managing/disciplining, and teacher duties. 

Prerequisites: EDU 346 and Content Methods Course: EDU 353, EDU 354, EDU 355, MTH 352, or ART 337; and EDU 379A. Co-requisite: EDU 488 or equivalent.


EDU 488 - Teaching Seminar: Adolescent to Young Adult or Multi-Age
1 Credit
A discussion of various professional education topics and a sharing of teaching experiences that assist the student in the transition from student to professional teacher. The Program Completion Portfolio is prepared and presented during EDU 488.

Co-requisite: EDU 487. 


GEO 125 - World Geography
3 Credits
An introduction to the academic discipline of geography; a comprehensive study of representative world regions. Interdisciplinary in content (culture, history, politics, economics, etc.), geographic in focus. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.


HST 106 - World History I
3 Credits
A study of the World history from the dawn of civilization to the early modern period. Areas of focus include the Near East, China, India, Japan, sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the Americas. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.


HST 107 - World History II
3 Credits
A continuation of World history from 1500 to the present in terms of the political, cultural, social, scientific, and religious events that have produced the Modern World. Special emphasis will be given to the development of nation-states and their policies of imperialism, the scientific and technological revolution, political and social revolutions, World War, capitalism, and the emergence of the global economy.

This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.


HST 110 - Western Civilization I
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the history of Western Civilization, beginning with a study of the contributions made by Greece and Rome, and continuing with the development of Western society in Medieval Europe, the Renaissance, and the period of exploration and conquest. Not open to students with credit in HST 231.


HST 111 - Western Civilization II
3 Credits
A study of modern European civilization from the 17th Century through World War I through selected areas of study: e.g., imperialism, the rise of the nation-state, political economy, revolution, the breakdown of religion as a unifying idea. Not open to students with credit in HST 232.


HST 201 - American History I
3 Credits
An analysis of the colonial heritage of the United States, the causes and consequences of the American Revolution, the political, social, and economic development of the new nation through the Civil War and its aftermath. 

Not open to students who have taken HST 120.


HST 202 - American History II
3 Credits
An analysis of the rise of big business, the labor movement, the emergence of the United States as a world power; the Progressive Reform movement; World War I, the Great Depression, World War II and the Cold War era. 

Not open to students who have taken HST 121. 


HST 320 - Twentieth-Century America
3 Credits
A study of the political, economic, and social changes in the United States in the twentieth century and the role of the United States in international affairs. The thematic focus will be on the extent and speed of the changes in the World War II era, which laid the foundations for many of the present day challenges presented by issues of race, gender and class. 

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.


HST 330 - World Powers in the Twentieth Century
3 Credits
A study of the interactions of the major world powers in the twentieth century with emphasis on the developments following World War I through the current challenges posed by the concept of a "global" community and economy. 

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.


HST/THL 342 - History of Christianity in the United States
3 Credits
A historical overview of the religious life, institutions, and thoughts of Americans from colonial times to the present with a special emphasis on the Catholic Church in the United States. Note: In the previous Core Curriculum, HST/THL 342 does not fulfill the core requirement in theology unless one additional course in theology is also taken.

This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.


HST 348F - History and Technology
3 Credits
A consideration of the technological forces in human history through the study of selected social issues and the reading of primary texts.


HST 370 - Africa & America: The Uneasy Partnership
3 Credits
Survey of the relationship between Africa, Europe and the Americas; examination of the cultures and histories of sub-Saharan Africa, the development of the slave trade, the middle passage, chattel slavery in the U.S., the Civil War and Reconstruction, racial thought in the U.S. from 1877, the Civil Rights Movement, the development of pluralism and contemporary issues of diversity in U.S. culture.


HST 479 - CORE: History Matters/Senior Seminar
3 Credits
This seminar in history is designed to help the more advanced student study the meaning and practice of history through historiography and directed research. The “History Matters” theme will be interpreted from two perspectives: a) the basic “matters” of history: practicing the historian’s craft, which includes searching, discovering, questioning, analyzing, and interpreting various kinds of historical sources, as well as developing one’s own synthesis and presenting it credibly; and b) exploring the significance and relevance of the past, based on the moral conviction that history does, in fact, “matter”—both to those who formally study the past, and to society as a whole. 

By studying historiography—the writing of history by famous historians in the past—and the philosophies of history, we shall obtain a more informed perspective on present controversies surrounding the teaching of history and the interpretations of the past in the American political arena.

The apex of the course will be researching and writing a major paper, and sharing the results with colleagues.


POL 101 - The Great Issues of Politics
3 Credits
Introduction to the study of politics and government; survey of the discipline, the structure of the United States system of government and the major issues of political science including: the theory and function of government and the political process, public law, international politics, comparative government and foreign relations, and political development. Emphasis is on issues, approaches, methodologies, democracy and citizenship.


POL 230 - The Law, Society & Policy
3 Credits
An introduction to the notion of law, its function in society, its place in a political system. Examination of the relationship of law to economic, social and political reality; the role of the judicial process in policymaking. Consideration is given to Common Law and Civil Code legal systems; substantive and procedural aspects of civil and criminal law with emphasis on understanding the nature of the law.


POL 279A - CORE: Environmental Values & Policymaking
3 Credits
This course explores how the “common good” might be considered a way of judging government’s actions with respect to the natural environment. Some environmentalists wonder if conventional thinking—even democracy itself—is up to the challenge. Course will illustrate real-world technical complexities and uncertainties, and the existence of competing worthy (and costly) common objectives besides environmental protection, stand in the way of any easy solutions to environmental problems.

This course is necessarily interdisciplinary since neither nature nor policymaking is organized by academic departments. 

Pre- or Co-requisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111. Not open to students with credit in POL 258.


POL 279C - CORE: American Political Thought & the Common Good
3 Credits
A study of the concept of nature as used in Anglo-American thought and how these usages influence an understanding of the natural, social, and political environments of the United States. Special emphasis given to American political theory, its illustration through the 19th century American landscape movement, and the inability of U.S. thinkers to appreciate the common good. 

Not open to students with credit in POL/HST/ART 335 or POL 348F.


POL 290 - Politics & Government: Process & Issues
3 Credits
An overview of Congress, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court; consideration of the political process and the ideas that inform, modify, and alter the United States political system. Emphasis on citizenship, political culture, socialization, public opinion, voting patterns, political parties and competing ideologies. 

Not open to students who have taken POL 268.


POL 348C - Interpreting Civilization
3 Credits
Comparative considerations of the religious, artistic, literary, historical-political-economic-governmental components of world civilizations through selected areas of study. 

Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 110-111.


POL/HST 348E - A History of U.S. Foreign Relations
3 Credits
An exploration of the relationship between major expressions of U.S. foreign policy and the American ethos in the context of historic foreign policy challenges. 

Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 110-111.


POL 360 - Seminar: International Politics
3 Credits
Investigation of the major issues and concepts that inform world politics with special emphasis on developments since 1945; consideration of United States foreign policy and domestic political culture in light of World War II, the Shoah, the war in Vietnam; the development of international organization and international law.

This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.


POL/HST - 365 The United States Presidency
3 Credits
A study of the American Presidency—often described as “the most powerful political office in the world”—and the men who have occupied it. An analysis of the continuity and change in the institution since it was created by the Founding Fathers at the Constitutional Convention. The historical focus will be on the emergence of the Modern Presidency during the twentieth century. 

Prerequisite: POL 290.


POL 379A - CORE: War & Peace: International Law & Organization
3 Credits
A study of the quest for a just international order through the development of international law and organization and their importance to an understanding of issues of war and peace. 

Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer status; ENG 102 or ENG 111. Not open to students who completed POL 361. This course partially fulfills the Social and Behavioral Science requirement and fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.


POLC - CORE: Causes of Collective Violence: Terrorism, Genocide, War
3 Credits 
This is an introduction to theories of conflict and war from the inter-group to the international level. Included are causes of terrorism, ethnic conflict and genocide, revolution, and interstate war. This includes an analysis of causes of conflict at four levels: individual, small group, the nation/state, and the international system.

This course is interdisciplinary, drawing on theories from biology, psychology, sociology, economics, and political science. Case studies of contemporary conflicts are utilized to explain and test various theoretical perspectives and to examine the consequences of war. 

Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer status; ENG 102 or ENG 111. Not open to students with credit in POL/CRJ/SOC 347.


POL 498 -  Seminar: Political Theory & Ideology
3 Credits
An analysis of issues of sexism, gender, racism, ethnocentrism and diversity in their historical and contemporary contexts: consideration of influential contemporary theories and problems. 

Prerequisite: Open only to seniors. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.


PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology
3 Credits
A survey course on the basic principles of psychology and their applications to human behavior and social problems. Multiple perspectives emerging from different philosophical and socio-historical contexts are used to examine domains of human thought and behavior.

Topics include research methods, human development, gender differences, learning and cognition, psychobiology, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior, methods of treatment, and the impact of social situations and culture on behavior.


PSY 212 - Social Psychology
3 Credits
A study of theory and research on how individual behavior is influenced by its social context. Topics include social beliefs and judgments, attitude formation, persuasion, altruism, aggression and violence, prejudice, and group processes. 

Prerequisite: PSY 100.


PSY 220 - Human Development: Childhood & Adolescence
3 Credits
A survey of theory and research concerning continuities and changes from conception through adolescence as a function of psychological, environmental, and biological factors. Representative topics include cognitive, social, and moral development; parent-child relationship; identity and independence. Some sections may include a service-learning component. 

Prerequisite: PSY 100.


SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology
3 Credits
A survey of the basic concepts of the sociological analysis of human behavior. Topics include culture and socialization; deviance and social control; stratification and social class; inequalities of gender, race, ethnicity, and class; collective behavior and social change; and the role of social institutions in society including family, health care, education, religion, politics, and the economy.

Some sections may include a service-learning component. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.


SOC 110 - Anthropology: What Makes Us Human?
3 Credits
An introductory overview from an anthropological perspective with a specific focus upon culture-a central dynamic factor in the development of concepts of self-identity and ethnicity. Examination of evolution, the interrelationships between environment and the formation of social institutions and values.