Dec 02, 2022  
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle School Education

  
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    EDUC 1006 - Foundations of Inclusive Education


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This course gives a brief orientation on the developmental philosophy and goals of education. Students consider educational procedures used in facilitating the development of the child. They explore the role of the teacher, the environment, and the appropriate instructional strategies to use with children. The impact of laws and litigation on the development of our current system will be traced. This course includes an examination of the theoretical and practical knowledge of the teaching/learning process. Students demonstrate competencies in the areas of planning, curriculum design, and evaluation. Focus is placed on the needs and learning styles of the early childhood, elementary, special education, and middle school child and the instructional strategies used to meet those needs effectively. A pre-practicum of 10 hours is required.  Required for all Early Childhood (PreK-2), Elementary Education, and Special Education Majors (Moderate and Severe Disabilities). 

  
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    EDUC 2011 - Diversity in Education (5-12)


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every fall semester.

    Students will examine issues of diversity in classrooms and schools, including practices that obstruct and support equality and neuro-diversity; diversification of the curriculum; and interpersonal communication skills. Needs of LGBTQ students and students of all cultural, ethnic, racial, religious and socio-economic backgrounds will be addressed. A pre-practicum of 10 hours is required.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1860  /BIOL 1860  /CHEM 1860  /SCI 1860  /HIST 1860  /ENGT 1860  : Introduction to Education
    in (5-12) and Passage of the Communication & Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator
    Licensure (MTEL).
  
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    EDUC 2012 - Teaching the Adolescent Learner (5-12)


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every spring semester.

    Students will examine adolescents’ biological, cognitive, and psychological development. Teaching candidates will apply these understandings to specific and practical approaches to designing, implementing, and assessing various learning objectives, activities, and assessments, developing positive relationships with students, and creating and maintaining well-organized classrooms conducive to emotional safety. A pre-practicum of 10 hours is required.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful passage of Stage One Review and One of the following: BIOL 1860 , CHEM 1860 , ENGT 1860 , HIST 1860 , MATH 1860 , or SCI 1860 .
  
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    EDUC 2630 - Literacy in the Pre-K to 8 Classroom


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This course will provide candidates with the knowledge and skills to teach students how to read and to assess student reading. The five components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency) will be addressed as well as how to differentiate instruction to accommodate diverse learning styles, needs, interests, and levels of readiness. Research-based instructional practices for developing proficient readers will be examined. Candidates will design effective, rigorous, well- structured reading lessons with measurable outcomes. A pre-practicum of 12 hours is required. Required for all Early Childhood (PreK-2), Elementary, and Special Education majors.


     

     

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Communication and Literacy MTEL (Both Reading and Writing Subtests)

  
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    EDUC 2640 - Language Arts: Theory to Practice


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This course introduces the teacher candidate to the teaching and learning processes associated with comprehensive language arts instruction in the PreK-8 school setting. Emphasis is placed on developing a knowledge base of curriculum in reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing; planning effective and rigorous instruction; and assessing student learning in order to assist the teacher candidate in making insightful decisions regarding developmentally appropriate student learning targets and best practices for teaching and assessing students. Research, current trends, and state and national standards will be included. A pre-practicum of 12 hours is required. Required for all Early Childhood (PreK-2), Elementary, and Special Education majors.


     

     

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Communication and Literacy MTEL (Both Reading and Writing Subtests)

  
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    EDUC 3013 - Childcare Programming and Administration


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every fall and spring semester

    This course prepares prospective directors to administer and manage a childcare center or out-of school program. Topics include: Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) licensing regulations, QRIS and NAEYC standards, administrative responsibilities, fiscal management, staff supervision and professional development, program evaluation, family connection involvement and rights, environments, selection of materials, facilities management and community resources. This course meets Massachusetts EEC requirements for Director level 1.

    Prerequisite(s): EDUC 3023 , PSY 1200  
  
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    EDUC 3014 - Instructional Strategies Across Environments


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every semester

    This course provides participants various instructional strategies to enhance interdisciplinary learning experiences for a variety of educational professions.   Instructional methods will   include collaborative educational models as small and large group teaching, team-based, interactive and experiential case-based learning. Techniques will include strategies that stimulate  active engagement of learners based on a collaborative, inquiry-based, student-centered approach to teaching. With an appreciation of the diversity of the student body, participants will effectively integrate and apply technology into instruction to develop curriculum in various education environments and to use interactive media with an emphasis on instructional design. A 10 hour field based experience is attached to this course.

    Prerequisite(s): EDUC 1006 , SPED 2210  
  
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    EDUC 3015 - Advanced Assessment and Instruction in Reading


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every semester

    This course will address advanced instructional reading strategies and various informal assessments to teach and assess the five areas of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency). Candidates will use a variety of informal and formal methods of assessment, to measure students’ reading in order to plan and implement effective instruction for all learners. Candidates will also examine and interpret standardized testing results to provide individualized instruction based on student needs.  Students enrolled in this course are required to register for the Field Experience I Course that aligns with their program of study.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful passage of Stage One Education Unit Review and EDUC 2630  AND EDUC 2640 .
    Co-requisite(s):
    Field Experience I in Early Childhood Education for Early Childhood PreK-2 licensure majors
    Field Experience I in Elementary Education for Elementary Education majors

     

  
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    EDUC 3016 - Field Experience I in Early Childhood Education


    2 cr. 6 hr. Offered every semester

    The Field Experience I course in Early Childhood provides candidates a uniquely guided teaching and learning experience in a PreK-2 classroom under the supervision of a MA licensed teacher and university faculty. Candidates plan and deliver instruction to diverse learners in one-on-one, small group, and whole class settings. Candidates enrolled in this course fulfill the hours for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education pre-practicum requirements. In this 90-hour field experience, candidates will practice and demonstrate the Subject Matter Knowledge standards (SMKs) as well as the Professional Standards for Teachers (PSTs). In addition, they will implement coursework from their education methods courses aligned with this course and will receive targeted, specific feedback in areas of reinforcement and refinement.

     

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Stage One Education Unit Review.

  
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    EDUC 3017 - Field Experience II in Early Childhood Education


    2 cr. 6 hr. Offered every semester

    The Field Experience II course in Early Childhood Education is a continuation of a uniquely guided teaching and learning experience in a PreK-2 classroom under the supervision of a MA licensed teacher and university faculty. Candidates plan and deliver instruction to diverse learners in one-on-one, small group, and whole class settings. Candidates enrolled in this course fulfill the hours for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education pre-practicum requirements. In this 90-hour field experience, candidates will practice and demonstrate the Subject Matter Knowledge standards (SMKs) as well as the Professional Standards for Teachers (PSTs). In addition, they will implement coursework from their education methods courses aligned with this course and will receive targeted, specific feedback in areas of reinforcement and refinement.  Candidates are advised to complete Field Experience I in Early Childhood Education prior to registering for this course.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Stage One Education Unit Review
  
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    EDUC 3018 - Field Experience I in Elementary Education


    2 cr. 6 hr. Offered every semester

    The Field Experience I course in Elementary Education provides candidates a uniquely guided teaching and learning experience in an elementary classroom under the supervision of a MA licensed teacher and university faculty. Candidates plan and deliver instruction to diverse learners in one-on-one, small group, and whole class settings. Candidates enrolled in this course fulfill the hours for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education pre-practicum requirements. In this 90-hour field experience, candidates will practice and demonstrate the Subject Matter Knowledge standards (SMKs) as well as the Professional Standards for Teachers (PSTs). In addition, they will implement coursework from their education methods courses aligned with this course and will receive targeted, specific feedback in areas of reinforcement and refinement.
     

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Stage One Education Unit Review
  
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    EDUC 3019 - Field Experience II in Elementary Education


    2 cr. 6 hr. Offered every semester

    This second Field Experience II course in Elementary Education is a continuation of a uniquely guided teaching and learning experience in an elementary classroom under the supervision of a licensed MA teacher and supervised by university faculty. Candidates are expected to plan and deliver instruction to diverse learners in one-on-one, small group, and whole class settings. Candidates enrolled in this course fulfill the hours for the Massachusetts pre-practicum requirements. In this 90-hour field experience, candidates will practice and demonstrate the Subject Matter Knowledge (SMK) standards in all content areas as well as the Professional Standards for Teachers (PST).

     

     

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Stage One Education Unit Review

  
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    EDUC 3023 - Developmentally Appropriate Practices and Programs for Young Children


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    This course emphasizes knowledge of early childhood developmental theory in designing instruction for young learners in the areas of physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth. Candidates examine the ethical and cultural aspects, family partnerships, and practice recommendations of national organizations in the early childhood educational setting through authentic community outreach, observation, and participation. Candidates in the Early Childhood (PreK-2) initial licensure program are advised to register for Field Experience I in Early Childhood Education. Candidates in the Early Education and Care program must complete a 15 hour pre-practicum. Required for all Early Childhood Education Majors.


     

     

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Stage One Review or enrolled in the Early Education and Care Program

  
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    EDUC 3025 - Teaching English Language Arts & Literacy in Middle School


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    This course provides teacher candidates opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of effective middle school teachers of English Language Arts with a focus on the nature of language and language and literacy growth of young adolescents. Emphasis is placed on the meaning and importance of language arts and literacy, as well as on the characteristics of middle school students, which affect and are affected by the language arts and literacy program and which include: English Language Learners, young adolescents with disabilities and special needs, young adolescents from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, from diverse linguistic backgrounds, and from multicultural backgrounds. Elements of writing, speaking, listening, reading, viewing, and visually representing are stressed. Curricular approaches and instructional strategies of successful language arts and literacy programs are emphasized. A field experience is an integral part of the course. A pre-practicum of 20 hours is required. Required for all Middle School Education Majors.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful passage of Stage One Education Unit Review.
  
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    EDUC 3026 - Teaching Math in Middle School


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    Candidates investigate methods and materials used in middle school mathematics programs. Candidates develop functional math skills for use by middle school teachers. This course will further develop candidates’ content knowledge and skills in regard to mathematical principles: set, function, probability and statistics, geometry, measurements, algebra, and computer awareness, to name a few. Candidates will practice application of such mathematical principles and develop mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment that will promote young adolescents’ knowledge and skills of these principles. Particular focus includes differentiating mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment for diverse groups of young adolescents. A field experience is an integral part of this course. A pre-practicum of 20 hours is required. Required for all Middle School Education Mathematics-Science and Mathematics Education Licensure Track Majors.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful passage of Stage One Education Unit Review.
  
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    EDUC 3027 - Teaching Science in Middle School


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This course provides teacher candidates opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of effective middle school teachers of science with a focus on contemporary thinking, practices, and research in the teaching of science to young adolescents. Emphasis is on providing innovative, hands-on experiences that incorporate the nature of science and inquiry and that provide differentiated learning experiences and assessment for English Language Learners; young adolescents with disabilities and special needs; young adolescents from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, from diverse linguistic backgrounds, and from multicultural backgrounds. Also covered will be analysis of contemporary issues in science and lab safety. A field experience is an integral part of the course. A pre-practicum of 20 hours is required. Required for all Middle School Education Mathematics-Science and General Science Licensure Track Majors.
     

    Prerequisite(s): Successful passage of Stage One Education Unit Review.
  
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    EDUC 3028 - Teaching Social Studies in Middle School


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This course investigates social studies content, strategies, and techniques deemed essential to fulfill varied curriculum requirements by exploring the integrative and interdisciplinary nature of the themes and disciplines of social studies. Candidates examine how to integrate instructional experiences that equalize educational opportunities for a diverse and inclusive student population and explore opportunities for enhancing multicultural pluralism. Additionally, this course assesses traditional as well as new technologies and their potential applications within the field of social studies education from a historical, theoretical, and practical perspective. A pre-practicum of 20 hours is required. Required for all Middle School Humanities and History Education Majors.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful passage of Stage One Education Unit Review.
  
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    EDUC 3031 - Teaching Social Studies with a Literacy-Based Approach


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    This course provides teacher candidates with the knowledge and methods to design effective and rigorous standards-based units of instruction consisting of well-structured lessons with measurable outcomes and teach students social studies using a literacy-based approach. Candidates will investigate the interdisciplinary integration of history and the social sciences and how to engage students in literacy activities, in order to help students, acquire the knowledge and processes of learning necessary to become active citizens. Students enrolled in this course are required to register for Field Experience I in Elementary Education.  Required for all Elementary Education Majors.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Stage One Education Unit Review.
  
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    EDUC 3035 - Arts Integration


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every semester.

    This course is an introductory overview of the theory, elements, methods, and materials, as well as cultural contexts of the arts (music, dance, drama, visual, and media) and their integration with core subjects in classroom instruction, maximizing accessibility of content and engagement for all learners. Candidates develop connections with the arts and skills to improve teaching and student learning. The course requires candidates to instruct and assess learners in a five-hour in class field experience, promoting growth through ethical, culturally proficient, skilled, and collaborative practice. Required for all Special Education: Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) and Severe Disabilities (all levels) major.

     

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Education Unit Stage One Review

  
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    EDUC 3036 - Arts Integration: An Overview


    1 cr. 1 hr. Day course offered every semester.

    This course is an introductory overview of the theory, elements, methods, and materials, as well as cultural contexts of the arts (music, dance, drama, visual, and media) and their integration with core subjects in classroom instruction, maximizing accessibility of content and engagement for all learners. Candidates develop connections with the arts and skills to improve teaching and student learning. The course requires candidates to instruct and assess learners in a five-hour in class field experience, promoting growth through ethical, culturally proficient, skilled, and collaborative practice.  Required for all Special Education: Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) and Severe Disabilities (all levels) majors.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Education Unit Stage One Review
  
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    EDUC 3040 - Early Math for Early Childhood Educators


    3 cr. 3 hr. Evening course offered annually.

    This course introduces the early educator to key math concepts, trajectories of learning, and how to intentionally integrate math into the early childhood classroom.  Candidates will explore cognitive development theory and the mathematical learning trajectories of young children ages 3-6. Candidates will apply this body of knowledge to build and integrate play and hands-on learning activities for children to explore and discover math concepts. A pre-practicum of 10 hours is required.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1200 , EDUC 3023  
  
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    EDUC 3055 - Investigations in Science & Social Studies in Early Childhood Education


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    This course emphasizes best teaching practices and high-quality materials used to engage young learners during science and social studies instruction. Learning theory and consideration for diversity and interests of children are a focus of the course. Candidates will learn how to promote an inquiry-based learning environment while employing strategies to integrate content and assist learners in social-emotional competencies. Candidates in the Early Childhood (PreK-2) initial licensure program are advised to register for Field Experience II in Early Childhood Education. Candidates in the Early Education and Care program must complete a 15 hour pre-practicum. Required for all Early Childhood Education majors.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Stage One Education Unit Review or enrolled in Early Education and Care Program; EDUC 3023  Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) and Programs for Young Children
  
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    EDUC 3070 - Middle School Concept


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This course introduces students to the historical development, philosophy, and the competencies needed to teach in the middle school. A pre-practicum of 15 hours is required. Required for all Middle School Education Majors.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Communication and Literacy (Both Reading and Writing Subtests).
  
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    EDUC 3080 - Emergent Literacy and the Developing Child


    3 cr. 3 hr. Evening course offered annually.

    Early babbling and scribbles are the foundation of learning to read and write for young children. This course examines the early phases of reading and writing development including oral language and vocabulary development, alphabet and phonological awareness, the role of content knowledge, decoding skills, and the foundation for writing from 0 to 5. Candidates will learn to apply theory and research-based practices to support the development of all learners, with particular emphasis to bolstering skills for children in poverty and dual language learners. This course requires a 15 hour pre-practicum.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1200  and EDUC 3023  and SPED 2002  
  
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    EDUC 3090 - Observation, Documentation, and Assessment in the Early Years


    3 cr. 3 hr. Evening course offered annually.

    This course supports candidates in the acquisition and development of observation and documentation skills, provides candidates with experience using formative assessment tools that capture young children’s growth and development, and enables candidates to practice analyzing and using data to inform instruction and practice in early education settings. Inventories and assessment for young children along with quality rating scales will also be explored. A pre-practicum of 25 hours is required.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1200 , EDUC 3023  
  
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    EDUC 3095 - Early Childhood Literacy


    3 cr. 3 hr. Evening course offered annually.

    This course is designed to support candidates working with young children 5-8 years of age in a variety of early learning settings. Candidates will gain knowledge about the concepts of print and the five elements of reading along with the essential components of reading instruction. They will explore and apply research-based practices to the design of developmentally appropriate, authentic and engaging learning activities to promote the development of reading and writing skills in all children, with an emphasis on supporting motivation and enjoyment. The findings of the National Reading Panel as well as summaries of other current research will be discussed. This course requires a 10 hour pre-practicum.

    Prerequisite(s): EDUC 3080  
  
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    EDUC 3096 - Integrating Fine Arts into the Early Childhood Curriculum


    3 cr. 3 hr. Evening course offered annually.

    This course examines the creative process, the elements of the arts, the theories of arts instruction, and the implementation of curriculum for young children, birth through 8, using the arts as a tool for learning. Students will investigate methods, materials, and assessment used in curricula taught through arts integration, as well as art methods themselves, and the cultural connections inherent in the arts. Students will use the National Core Arts Standards and the MA Curriculum Frameworks to design lessons utilizing drama/theatre, dance, music, visual arts, and media arts (the five art forms) to engage in all learners and inspire critical thinking and meaning making in safe, inspiring indoor and outdoor learning environments. Students will reflect on their own role in the intentional integration of the arts in early childhood education leading children to competency in creating, performing, responding, and connecting.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1200 , EDUC 3023  
  
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    EDUC 3097 - Designing Environments for Young Children


    3 cr. 3 hr. Evening course offered annually.

    This course provides a foundation for designing high-quality learning environments and curriculum for young children 0 to age 8, including hands-on emergent curriculum, classroom arrangement and design, using outdoor spaces, building a diverse classroom community, and measuring quality. Candidates will connect child development knowledge to the design of learning environments across all domains while promoting diversity and meeting the needs of all children. National and state standards and regulations, including MA Preschool Guidelines and MA Curriculum Framework, will be studied, and environmental rating scales will be introduced and explored. A pre-practicum of 20 hours is required.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1200 , EDUC 3023  
  
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    EDUC 3122 - Sheltered English Immersion


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every semester.

    This course prepares teacher candidates with the knowledge and skills to effectively shelter their content instruction for English learners. They will demonstrate knowledge of the difference between social and academic language and the importance of this difference in planning, differentiating, and delivering effective instruction for English learners at various levels of English language proficiency and literacy. Emphasis is on ensuring that our growing population of English learners (ELs) can access curriculum, achieve academic success, and contribute their multilingual and multicultural resources as participants and future leaders in the 21st century global economy. After successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to plan and implement lessons that set high expectations and make knowledge accessible for all students, become proficient in communicating in a culturally competent manner, value students’ diverse backgrounds and native languages, and collaborate with families to best support their students. Required for all Education Initial Licensure Programs. Students who are not in SPED 4000  or EDUC 3740   are required to complete 25 hours of pre-practicum.

    Prerequisite(s): Passage of the Communication & Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) and as deemed appropriate by program advisor. For all Early Childhood Education PreK-2, Elementary Education, and Special Education majors: successful passage of all MTELs. For all middle level and secondary licensure majors: successful passage of Stage II review.
  
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    EDUC 3300 - Curriculum and Instruction in Middle School


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    This course develops teacher candidates’ abilities to develop and implement curriculum, differentiated instructional strategies, and assessments responsive to the learning and development of young adolescents. A pre-practicum of 25 hours is required if course not taken in conjunction with EDUC 3740. This course is also taken in conjunction with SPED 3720. Required for all Middle School Education majors.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful passage of Stage One Education Unit Review
  
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    EDUC 3440 - Science in Elementary Education


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    This course explores how children learn the principles and processes of science, the critical issues in science education, and the content and pedagogy needed to teach the range of learners in the classroom. Teaching strategies and techniques modeled are consistent with state curriculum frameworks and national standards. A major focus is learning how to help children construct their own understanding of science through hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences. Candidates evaluate strategies that make scientific knowledge accessible to all students and develop well-structured lessons with measurable outcomes. Required for all Elementary Education (1-6) majors.

     

     

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Stage One Education Unit Review. Co-requisite: Field Experience II in Elementary Education

  
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    EDUC 3480 - Teaching Mathematics to Elementary Students


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This course explores the developmental progression of how children learn math, the critical issues in math education, and the mathematical content and pedagogy needed to teach the range of learners in the classroom. Teaching strategies and techniques modeled are consistent with the standards of mathematical practice, state curriculum frameworks, and national standards. A major focus is learning how to help children construct their own understanding of mathematics through procedural proficiency and problem solving. Candidates evaluate strategies that make mathematical knowledge accessible to all students and develop well-structured lessons with measurable outcomes. Required for all Elementary Education (1-6) majors.

    Prerequisite(s): EDUC 2630 , EDUC 2640 ; Successful Passage of Stage One Education Unit Review. Co-requisite: Field Experience II in Elementary Education
  
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    EDUC 3740 - Onsite Immersion Field Experience


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    Facilitates the linking of college coursework to an intensive field-based experience of 125 hours in a classroom over the semester. Supervising practitioners (selected based upon their license and proven skills in their licensure area) and university supervisors guide, support, and evaluate candidate performance throughout the experience, which is graded as satisfactory or non-satisfactory. This course is taken in conjunction with EDUC 4250  or SPED 4050 , SPED 3510 , SPED 3720  and EDUC 3122 .  Required for all Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, and Special Education: Moderate Disabilities 5-12 and Severe Disabilities Majors.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Stage One Education Unit Review and all concentration-required MTELs.
  
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    EDUC 4001 - Community Practicum


    9 cr. Offered every semester

    In this culminating experience, candidates complete a practicum in an early intervention setting, an infant-toddler program, preschool program, non-profit early childhood program, or community-based program under the supervision of a supervising practitioner and university supervisor. Candidates will identify an area of need within their practicum site. Through the practicums, candidates will cultivate their professional skills with colleagues, administration, families, and the community. Graded S/U.

    Prerequisite(s): Overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and at least 2 positive candidate disposition assessments on file.  An overall program GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Successful completion of the following courses: SPED 2210 EDUC 1006 PSY 2010 SPED 3720 , EDUC 3014 , EDUC 3090 EDUC 3095 , EDUC 3096 , EDUC 3097 , EDUC 4020 . Students must concurrently take the seminar course EDUC 4002 .
  
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    EDUC 4002 - Community Practicum Seminar


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every semester

    While concurrently enrolled in the community practicum, candidates will be enrolled in this seminar. Candidates will analyze the early childhood profession by examining current issues, assessment, curriculum development, and best practices. Candidates will learn to reflect on their own practice and make adjustments while beginning to understand collaborations among site personnel, families, community agencies, assessment, and classroom management. Candidates will identify an area of need within their practicum site and research this topic, which will act as their capstone. Graded S/U.

    Prerequisite(s): Overall GPA of 2.75 or higher, at least 2 positive candidate disposition assessments on file.  An overall program GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Successful completion of the following courses is required to enroll in the Birth to 8 community seminar: SPED 2210 EDUC 1006 PSY 2010 EDUC 3014 SPED 3020 EDUC 3055 , EDUC 3040 , EDUC 3080 SPED 3720 EDUC 3090 , EDUC 3095 , EDUC 3096 , EDUC 3097 , EDUC 4020 . Students must concurrently enroll in the community practicum course EDUC 4001 .
  
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    EDUC 4003 - Educational Studies Internship


    12 cr. Offered every semester

    This internship is designed to prepare students for a career in one of a variety of non-traditional educational environments.  Students are required to fulfill 375 hours (approximately 25 hours per week) of field-based activities in a business or nonprofit organization providing educational services under the direction of a field-based supervisor and a faculty supervisor.

    Prerequisite(s): Approval from Education Chair
  
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    EDUC 4020 - Collaboration for the Child: Engaging Families and Community Connections


    3 cr. 3 hr. Evening course offered annually.

    Families are a child’s first teacher. This course supports the development of skills and dispositions necessary to create healthy, meaningful communication and relationships with families. Candidates will examine their own values and communication styles while practicing strategies to work effectively with diverse families. Candidates will also learn how to collaborate with community agencies to create a network of support for children and families.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 1200 , EDUC 3023 . Corequisite: EDUC 4862  
  
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    EDUC 4200 - Theories of Language and Second Language Acquisition


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The course introduces current theoretical models of language acquisition focusing on literacy development and developing language skills. It is designed to provide students with an overall understanding of the importance of language development and language acquisition as seen in the education environment. Issues regarding first and second language development will be addressed. Students will focus on how theory and research relate to language instruction.

  
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    EDUC 4250 - Assessment for Instruction


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every semester.

    This course provides early childhood and elementary school education majors with knowledge to understand and use a variety of informal and formal assessment strategies to plan, evaluate, and strengthen instruction consistent with state curriculum frameworks and national standards. Candidates create assessments that promote and measure student learning, growth, and understanding in order to improve future instruction. Teacher candidates develop the skills to analyze data from assessments, draw conclusions, and share results when appropriate. The course emphasizes the relationship between research and practice and also provides a theoretical and practical basis for choosing and using a wide range of tests and measurements.

     

    Required for all Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) and Elementary Education (1-6) Majors.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful passage of Stage One Education Unit Review and passing of all program required MTELs.  

    Corequisite: SPED 4000  Integrated Partial Practicum.

  
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    EDUC 4550 - Collaboration: Co-Teaching, Instruction, and Working with Families


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    This course provides teacher candidates with knowledge and skills to communicate and collaborate with educational personnel and family members. Candidates work with supervising practitioners to design and implement an instructional unit with measurable student outcomes. Various models of co-teaching are examined. Using a family systems framework, candidates explore diverse family structures, backgrounds,and strategies for engaging family members. This course is required for Education Initial Licensure Majors: Early Childhood (PreK-2), Elementary Education (1-6), Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) and Severe Disabilities (all levels) and is taken in conjunction with the practicum associated with the candidates major.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Stage Two Education Unit Review.
  
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    EDUC 4862 - Practicum I in Early Childhood Education


    6 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    Teacher candidates complete a practicum in an educational setting under the direction of a supervising practitioner who is certified in the area of licensure sought by the candidate and under the guidance of the university supervisor. This course is taken in conjunction with EDUC 4550 . Required of Early Childhood Education Majors.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Stage Two Education Unit Review.
  
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    EDUC 4863 - Practicum II in Early Childhood Education


    6 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    Teacher candidates complete a second practicum in an educational setting under the direction of a supervising practitioner who is certified in the area of licensure sought by the candidate and under the guidance of the university supervisor. This course is taken in conjunction with EDUC 4550 . Required of Early Childhood Education Majors.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Stage Two Education Unit Review.
  
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    EDUC 4882 - Practicum in Elementary Education I


    6 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    Teacher candidates complete a practicum in an educational setting under the direction of a supervising practitioner who is certified in the area of licensure sought by the candidate and under the guidance of the university supervisor. This course is taken in conjunction with EDUC 4550 . Required of Elementary Education Majors.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Stage Two Education Unit Review.
  
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    EDUC 4883 - Practicum in Elementary Education II


    6 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    Teacher candidates complete a second practicum in an educational setting under the direction of a supervising practitioner who is certified in the area of licensure sought by the candidate and under the guidance of the university supervisor. This course is taken in conjunction with EDUC 4550 . Required of Elementary Education Majors.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Stage Two Education Unit Review.
  
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    EDUC 4885 - Practicum in Middle School Education I


    6 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    Teacher candidates complete a practicum in an educational setting under the direction of a supervising practitioner who is certified in the area of licensure sought by the candidate and under the guidance of the university supervisor. This course is taken in conjunction with EDUC 4550 . Required of Middle School Education Majors.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Stage Two Education Unit Review.
  
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    EDUC 4886 - Practicum in Middle School Education II


    6 cr. Day course offered every Semester.

    Teacher candidates complete a second practicum in an educational setting under the direction of a supervising practitioner who is certified in the area of licensure sought by the candidate and under the guidance of the university supervisor. This course is taken in conjunction with EDUC 4550 . Required of Middle School Education Majors.

    Prerequisite(s): Successful Passage of Stage Two Education Unit Review.
  
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    EDUC 4903 - Independent Study in Education


    2 cr.

    This course provides teacher candidates in early childhood, elementary, and middle school education with the opportunity to do research with staff guidance on a problem in education. The course is limited to juniors and seniors.

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of Department Chair.

Economics

  
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    ECON 1100 - Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    This course is a study of the theory of employment, income and growth. Stabilization policy and current problems in American capitalism are emphasized. CTW

    Prerequisite(s):  

    i. Adjusted high school GPA of 2.7 or higher (associated with a high school graduation no more than two years from semester of enrollment) OR

    ii. ‘passing’ score on Quantitative and Analytical Skills or Advanced Algebra and Functions Accuplacer placement exam OR

    iii. Successful completion of MATH 0300  [Quantitative Prep.] or MATH 0500  [Algebraic Prep.] OR

    iv. Successful completion of a credit bearing mathematics course

  
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    ECON 1200 - Principles of Economics: Microeconomics


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester. Also offered evenings.

    Students examine the theory of the consumer and the business firm in this course. Efficiency in the allocation of resources is examined in four different market structures: pure competition, pure monopoly, monopolistic competition and oligopoly. CTW

    Prerequisite(s): i. Adjusted high school GPA of 2.7 or higher (associated with a high school graduation no more than two years from semester of enrollment) OR

    ii. ‘passing’ score on Quantitative and Analytical Skills or Advanced Algebra and Functions Accuplacer placement exam OR

    iii. Successful completion of MATH 0300  [Quantitative Prep.] orMATH 0500  [Algebraic Prep.] OR

    iv. Successful completion of a credit bearing mathematics course

  
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    ECON 2005 - Game Theory


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every spring semester

    Game Theory aims to investigate and understand the manner in which people interact when they have complimentary or conflicting interests. This class is designed to be an introduction to game theory and strategic interactions with cases drawn from economics, business, politics, psychology and international studies.  

    Cross listed with MATH 2005   SMT

    Prerequisite(s):  

    i. Adjusted high school GPA of 2.7 or higher (associated with a high school graduation no more than two years from semester of enrollment) OR

    ii. ‘passing’ score on Quantitative and Analytical Skills or Advanced Algebra and Functions Accuplacer placement exam OR

    iii. Successful completion of MATH 0300  [Quantitative Prep.] or MATH 0500   [Algebraic Prep.] OR

    iv. Successful completion of a credit bearing mathematics course

  
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    ECON 2010 - Political Economy of Gender


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every spring semester.

    The  course explores the  ways  gender  plays  a  role  in  economic  life  in  expanding  or  constraining  opportunities available to individuals in the U.S. and in the developing world. Topics will include: gender division of labor in paid  and  unpaid spheres, gendered patterns  of  employment  and  unemployment, and  discrimination  in  labor markets. CTW, GDCN

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 1100  or  ECON 1200  
  
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    ECON 2140 - U.S. Economic History


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This course will take a panoramic view of the economic history of the United States, surveying the course of U.S. history from the early European settlement of the 1600s and 1700s up until the contemporary age of globalization, all from the perspective of and with an emphasis upon the economic matters that informed that history. This course is cross-listed as HIST 2140 . CTW

  
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    ECON 2300 - Industrial Organization


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course integrates theory, empirical studies and case studies to analyze the effects of government regulations on the structure and organization of U.S. business firms. Several cases of antitrust legislation are studied. In addition, the course shows how political and economic issues affect industrial organization.

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 1200  
  
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    ECON 2400 - Money and Banking


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall. Also offered evenings.

    This course focuses on the role of money, credit and banking in the American economy. Special emphasis is placed on the applicability of monetary policy to the problems of economic stability.

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 1100 .
  
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    ECON 2500 - Economic Development


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course examines the problems of less developed countries. Topics of discussion include population, income growth, capital formation, unemployment, foreign investment and aid, the role of government and international economics.

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 1100 .
  
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    ECON 2550 - Urban Economics


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course is a historical and economic explanation of the growth of cities as well as a theoretical analysis of their location, form and economic structure. Current urban problems are also discussed.

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 1100 , ECON 1200 .
  
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    ECON 2600 - Public Finance


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This course studies the principle of governmental expenditures and revenues. Attention is also devoted to the problems of public debt, fiscal policy and inter-governmental fiscal relations, particularly in reference to the United States.

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 1200 .
  
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    ECON 3000 - History of Economic Thought


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    Within the framework of understanding the relationship between history and economic thought, this course covers the work of the great economists. Starting with the roots of economic thought in the works of the mercantilists and physiocrats, the course turns to the giants in political economy, including Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, Alfred Marshall and J. M. Keynes.

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 1100  and ECON 1200 .
  
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    ECON 3001 - Economics of Inequality


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every spring semester

    The course provides students with main understanding of the causes and consequences of economic inequality both in the United States and globally. The course examines the effect of pay, income and wealth inequality on social welfare. Students will also acquire the knowledge of major inequality measures. GDSN, SMT

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 1100  and ECON 1200  
  
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    ECON 3002 - Basic Data Skills for Economics and Business


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every fall semester

    The course aims to introduce students to the basic data skills using mainly economic data sets. Topics covered will include locating the data sources for economic data; organizing and transforming data; presenting data including charts, simple descriptive statistics, and writing a summary report in economics. Students will learn how to find, present, and analyze economic data. The class will include hands-on experience with handling economic data. SMT

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 1100  or ECON 1200  
  
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    ECON 3550 - International Economics


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered annually.

    This course explores the theories of international trade and their links to theories of economic development and growth. Major current topics in the international economy, including economic competition among countries, debt problems in the Third World and North-South relations, are treated as practical issues against which the theories can be tested.

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 1100 , ECON 1200 .
  
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    ECON 3600 - International Finance


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered annually.

    The course considers the theory and practice of financial management by governments, corporations and individuals in a changing international monetary environment. The course also discusses the influence of central governments, central banks, and international monetary institutions on interest rates, exchange rates, capital flows and financial stability.

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 1100 , ECON 1200 .
  
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    ECON 3650 - Intermediate Macroeconomics


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    As a second course and more advanced treatment of macroeconomics, this course provides a detailed examination of major topics in macroeconomics. Topics of discussion include theories of consumption, investment, and growth recession, as well as efforts by the government to stabilize the economy through fiscal, monetary, or other measures. This course introduces the Keynesian, neo-classical and Marxian models of the macroeconomy.

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 1100 , ECON 1200 .
  
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    ECON 3660 - Intermediate Microeconomics


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course analyzes consumer and producer equilibrium in a market economy. The behavior of firms in the four market structures and the behavior of firms and individuals in input markets is examined. Applications of economic theory to concrete economic problems are emphasized.

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 1200  
  
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    ECON 3700 - Econometrics


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

    This course is an introduction to econometric methods, statistical inferences and testing hypotheses. Model building techniques and their theoretical justifications are presented and evaluated in terms of their performance.

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 1100 , ECON 1200 ,  , MATH 2200  
  
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    ECON 4000 - Economics Senior Seminar


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every other year

    The senior seminar in the Economics major provides a capstone course where students demonstrate mastery of the skills needed to earn a Bachelors degree in Economics. Students will create a portfolio of work and engage in original research in the field of Economics.

    Prerequisite(s): Economics major or minor with at least junior standing; MATH 1700   or MATH 1800  
  
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    ECON 4900 - Independent Study in Economics


    3 cr. 3 hr.

    The Independent Study is open to students who have the permission of the supervising instructor and the department. Course of study, meetings, and credit are arranged with approval.

  
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    ECON 4940 - Internship in Economics


    2 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The Internship provides work experiences in private or public firms. Students acquire skills useful to professional economists.

    Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing, 3.00 Econ. cum, or permission of internship coordinator.

Engineering Technology

  
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    CMGT 2035 - Building Construction Systems


    4 cr. 3 hr. Offered every semester

    This course studies on residential construction with emphasis on building construction methods, practices, and procedures. The materials, equipment, and techniques used to construct a structure are examined, and architectural problems related to construction are researched.

     

    Prerequisite(s): ENGT 1020  

  
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    CMGT 3005 - Heavy/Highway Construction Systems


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every spring semester

    This course covers heavy equipment and highway construction with emphasis on highway planning, highway materials, pavement design, geometric design, traffic flow and control, driver characteristics, and highway construction and maintenance.

     

    Prerequisite(s): ENGT 2030   and Junior status

  
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    CMGT 3022 - Surveying


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every fall semester

    This course introduces the principles and practice of surveying. Surveying and use and care of surveying instruments, such as measuring tape, engineer’s level, theodolite, and total station. It includes horizontal and vertical measurements, layout, traverse, area computations, analysis, and adjustments of systematic and random errors, stadia surveying, and mapping.

     

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1300  and ENGT 1020  

  
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    CMGT 3028 - Estimating and Bidding


    3 cr. 4 hr. Offered every fall semester

    This course explores the principles of preparing comprehensive unit pricing and systems approach for construction. It focuses on the preparation of detailed quantity take-off and cost estimates based on construction drawing and contract documents.

     

    Prerequisite(s): ENGT 1020  and CMGT 2035  or ENGT 2040  

  
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    CMGT 3030 - MEP & HVAC Systems


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every semester

    This course provides an introduction to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. It also explores the applications of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment, along with their control systems. Emphasis is placed on the underlying math and science principles which allow for an understanding of these systems.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGT 1020  or permission of the instructor.
  
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    CMGT 3035 - OSHA: Safety and Risk Management


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every semester

    This course focuses on safety and risk management practices. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will gain an understanding of the OSHA Act of 1970 and the OSHA standards 29 CFR 1926 as well as those parts of 29 CFR 1910 that apply to construction. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive an “OSHA 30 Hour card.” 

    Prerequisite(s): ENGT 3025  
  
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    CMGT 4010 - Project Scheduling


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every fall semester

    The course trains student in project planning and scheduling. Topics covered include Work break down structure, critical path method, PERT, networks and float.

    Prerequisite(s): CMGT 3028  
  
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    CMGT 4020 - Communication and Transportation Technologies


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every spring semester.

    The course studies communication and transportation systems specifically as they relate to the construction industry. Above and below ground infrastructure development for transportation, traffic management, and communication systems are addressed as part of this course.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGT 2030 , CMGT 3022  and CMGT 3035 .
  
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    CMGT 4025 - Construction Law and the Legal System


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every fall semester.

    This course is offered to provide students with exposure to the impact of laws, regulations, codes, and other legal requirements. It introduces the American system of juris prudence. Its impact on society is explored and analyzed primarily through its impact on the construction industry. The legal actions of contracts and torts are analyzed. The production and interpretation of construction documents are explored. 

     

    Prerequisite(s): ENGT 1020  and CMGT 2035  and senior status.

  
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    CMGT 4030 - Construction Management Capstone


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every spring semester

    This course enhances the student’s understanding and skills for managing a construction project. The course simulates the construction firm environment in order to familiarize the students with the common industry practices and prepare them for successful careers.

     

    Prerequisite(s): CMGT 3028  

  
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    CMGT 4035 - Site Planning & Land Development


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every fall semester

    The scope of this course will entail the problems presented to a designer by an unimproved land site. Proper design concepts will be applied as techniques and materials are selected. Solutions will be presented in the form of drawings and estimated costs. Legalities relating to construction codes and zoning will be emphasized.

     

    Prerequisite(s): CMGT 2035  

  
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    CMGT 4045 - Seminar in Construction


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every spring semester

    The course is open to students specializing in construction. The course deals with current trends and issues facing the construction industry at local, state, and federal levels. The emphasis is on utilizing available resources to solve current problems.

    Prerequisite(s): CMGT 3028   Corequisite: Construction Management Capstone
  
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    ENGT 1000 - Electric Systems and Circuits


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every semester

    This course studies electrical theory and practice.  It provides to students an exposure to electromagnetic theory.  Use of basic electrical equipment is introduced.

     

  
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    ENGT 1020 - Engineering Graphics


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every semester

    Students are introduced to traditional and modern methods in engineering and technology graphic visualization, drawing, drafting, CAD software, and 3D modeling. Emphasis is placed on how visualization is used in both design and production.

  
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    ENGT 1040 - Software Applications in Engineering Technology


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every semester

    This course familiarizes students with computers through presentation of selected hardware and software concepts. Opportunities for extensive hands-on practice with application programs are provided.

  
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    ENGT 1050 - Technical Analysis


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every semester

    Applications of mathematics to a variety of technical areas. Topics covered include application of: complex numbers, vectors, descriptive and stochastic statistics, mathematical models, curve fitting, error analysis and computer methods.

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1300  
  
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    ENGT 1700 - Evolution of Engineering Technology


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

    The course studies the history of technology and engineering and the qualifications, duties and responsibilities of related careers. I, CTW, GDC

  
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    ENGT 1860 - Introduction to Education 5-12


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

    This course introduces theoretical and practical knowledge of teaching and learning in the middle and secondary school. Teacher candidates consider the development of pre-adolescents and adolescents; explore the role of the teacher; learn ways to manage the classroom environment; learn instructional strategies to motivate and engage students with diverse learning styles, interests, and levels of readiness; and examine the use of assessment to measure student growth, and to plan, evaluate and strengthen instruction. A review of legal and ethical principles reinforces the importance of integrating culturally and linguistically diverse students and those with disabilities; collaborating with caregivers; and professional attitudes and behaviors in general. A pre-practicum of 25 hours is required. This course is cross-listed with BIOL 1860 MATH 1860 CHEM 1860 SCI 1860  and HIST 1860 .

    Prerequisite(s): GPA of 2.5
  
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    ENGT 2000 - Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every fall semester

    This is a first course in Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. Topics related to Thermodynamics include the Zeroth, First and Second Laws, the gas laws, thermodynamic systems and the Carnot cycle while those related to Fluid Mechanics will cover laminar and turbulent flow, buoyancy and the Bernoulli equation.

    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1300 , MATH 1300   Pre/Concurrent: PHYS 2300  
  
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    ENGT 2010 - Introduction to Technology/Engineering Education


    3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Spring.

    This course introduces students to the historical development, philosophies, and curriculum frameworks that are required in teaching Technology/Engineering at the grade 5-12 level. Students investigate a variety of models and curriculum designed to meet the framework standards. Students will experience a variety of middle and high school settings to become familiar with successful systems and practices.

  
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    ENGT 2020 - Statics and Dynamics


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every semester

    The course involves the study of laws of equilibrium of rigid bodies. Topics examined include analysis of trusses, beams, friction, kinetics, centroids and moments of inertia.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGT 1050 , PHYS 2300  
  
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    ENGT 2025 - Strength of Materials


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every spring semester

    This course serves as an introduction to the behavior of real materials under the influence of forces and couples. Topics covered include axial, shear, torsional and flexural stresses and strains.

     

    Prerequisite(s): ENGT 2020  

  
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    ENGT 2030 - Material Testing and Quality Control


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every fall semester

    Students are introduced to methods for testing the mechanical and thermal properties of commonly used materials in industry, and the statistical background for quality control.

     

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1300 , PHYS 2300 , CHEM 1300  

  
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    ENGT 2040 - Soil Mechanics and Foundation


    4 cr. 4 hr. Offered every spring semester

    This course introduces the fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering. Students will acquire knowledge of engineering soil characteristics and behavior under various stress such as compression, expansion and shear. Topics covered include sieve analysis, grain size distribution, soil classification systems, consolidation, compaction, Atterberg’s limits, bearing capacity, piles and an introduction to footings design.

     

    Prerequisite(s): ENGT 2020  

  
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    ENGT 2045 - Electrical Workshop


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every fall semester

    Develop understanding and skills related to various workshop processes involved in electrical engineering. Workshop safety, electrical wiring and assembly, winding practice, domestic electrical appliances, soldering and de-soldering techniques, electronic project construction techniques, use of electronic bench equipment, preparation of reports.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGT 1000  
  
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    ENGT 2050 - Electronics I


    3 cr. 4 hr. Offered every spring semester

    This course introduces the principles and techniques used to analyze and design linear circuits with an emphasis on DC circuits.

    Prerequisite(s): ENGT 1000 , MATH 1300  
  
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    ENGT 2055 - Electronics II


    3 cr. 4 hr. Offered every fall semester

    This course further develops the concepts and techniques appropriate to the design and analysis of analog electronic circuits. It provides sufficient background for students who wish to elect upper-level electronics courses.

     

    Prerequisite(s): ENGT 2050  

  
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    ENGT 3000 - Energy and Sustainable Practices


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every semester

    The course studies renewable and non-renewable forms of energy and sustainable practices including material selection, embedded energy, and material reuse. Students build and test both commercial and laboratory made devices and offers in-depth knowledge of energy supplies and sources. The course treats, in detail, topics as how rate of formation is slower than replacement, how energy sources could be best utilized and to identify the technology associated with energy resources and sustainability. The course will include some field trips.

     

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2300  

  
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    ENGT 3001 - Water and Wastewater Treatment


    4 cr. 4 hr. Offered every spring semester

    The course covers the planning, design and development of municipal water and wastewater treatment plants. Topics discussed include coagulation, flocculation, softening, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection for potable water and preliminary, secondary, and tertiary treatment stages for wastewater treatment.

     

    Prerequisite(s): ENGT 2000  

  
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    ENGT 3010 - Building Design I


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every fall semester

    With a focus on light wood framing and the single family dwelling, building components and systems are developed to create site specific design solutions communicated and organized using modern drawing and modeling tools. Students are also introduced to roles of life-safety codes, building regulations, and design for sustainability.

     

    Prerequisite(s): CMGT 2035  

  
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    ENGT 3015 - Digital Electronics


    3 cr. 4 hr. Offered every spring semester

    Introduction to the analysis and design of digital and computer circuits, Boolean algebra, binary arithmetic, combinational logic, sequential logic, registers, counters, adders, comparators, and computer organization.

     

    Prerequisite(s): ENGT 2055  

  
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    ENGT 3016 - Advanced Digital Electronics


    3 cr. 3 hr. Offered every fall semester

    The course introduces Very High Speed Integrated Circuit Hardware Description Language (VHDL) to design and implement digital gates arrays. It will focus on design and build circuits according to design objectives. The designed digital circuits will be simulated, compiled and verified by the complement labs.

     

    Prerequisite(s): ENGT 3015  

 

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