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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Secondary Education-Biology (AA.SCED.BIO)

Science Education prepares the student to transfer to a senior institution with a major in science education in secondary education.

The associate in arts degree requires the completion of 64 credit hours. The sample course sequence below includes the required 64 credit hours plus additional courses recommended for this major.

This program follows Math Pathway #1. Math requirements for a specific major may vary from one institution to another. Please consult with an academic counselor or academic advisor to confirm the pathway that is applicable to your major and transfer institution.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

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ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

*
3.0
MAT-124
Statistics Pathway

MAT-124
Statistics Pathway

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required. Intended for students that don't assess directly into MAT-125 Statistics. Includes supplemental instruction lab.


Course Outline

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MAT-125
Statistics

MAT-125
Statistics

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measures of center, location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required.


Course Outline

*
3.0
POS-160
American National Government

POS-160
American National Government

The fundamental principles of the American Government are summarized. Such topics as federalism, civil liberties, citizenship, parties and elections, the Presidency, Congress, Judiciary, and national policies and politics are discussed within the framework of the American Constitutional system.

Course Outline

3.0
BIO-100
Bio Science I

BIO-100
Bio Science I

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental processes and structures common to all living things along with their applications to society.


Course Outline

4.0
CHM-150
General Chemistry I

CHM-150
General Chemistry I

General principles of chemistry for students majoring in chemistry, engineering or science professions. Topics include atomic theory, bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws and thermochemistry.


Course Outline

*
4.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


Course Outline

*
3.0
CHM-151
General Chemistry II

CHM-151
General Chemistry II

Continuation of the General principles of chemistry for students majoring in chemistry, engineering or science professions. Topics include solids/liquids, solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics and electrochemistry.


Course Outline

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4.0
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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

No Description Available
3.0
BIO-111
General Botany

BIO-111
General Botany

A survey of the plant kingdom with emphasis on evolutionary advancements and the structure and function of plants and their economic importance.


Course Outline

*
4.0
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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI H)

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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI H)

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

17.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
BIO-116
General Zoology

BIO-116
General Zoology

An introduction to the basic concepts of animal life and its diversity. Including: taxonomy, cellular and organismic structure and function, development and economic importance.


Course Outline

*
4.0
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

3.0
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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI F)

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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI F)

No Description Available
3.0
EDU-100
Introduction to Education

EDU-100
Introduction to Education

An overview of the American education system. Social, historical and philosophical foundations give perspective to an examination of current issues, policies and trends in the field of education, including cultural diversity. A 30 hours practical lab is required for this course.

Course Outline

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3.0
PHY-130
College Physics I

PHY-130
College Physics I

This course covers Newtonian Mechanics, heat, fluid motion. Intended for students in the pre-professional areas, arts and sciences, and four year technology majors. It is not intended for students who plan to major (or minor) in physics or engineering.


Course Outline

* +
4.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
BIO-225
Human Ana/Phys I

BIO-225
Human Ana/Phys I

This course employs the regional approach to human structure and function using human cadavers. First of a two course sequence for allied health majors.


Course Outline

*
4.0
PHY-131
College Physics II

PHY-131
College Physics II

An introduction to electricity and magnetism, wave motion, optics and basic modern physics for pre-professional, arts and sciences, and four year technology majors. This course is to be taken with PHY-130 to form a complete sequence.


Course Outline

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4.0
HIS-153
History/Culture of Third World

HIS-153
History/Culture of Third World

The course will introduce the student to history and culture in the third world from ancient civilizations to the modern era. This course will focus upon broad themes in history and culture and will examine those themes in each major historical era.

Course Outline

3.0
EDU-210
Diversity/Schools & Societies

EDU-210
Diversity/Schools & Societies

This course is a study of how schooling is shaped by and ought to respond to the social contexts in which it occurs, particularly in multicultural and global contexts.

Course Outline

3.0
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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

17.0

Total Program Hours

68.0
Suggested Electives
BIO-225
Human Ana/Phys I

BIO-225
Human Ana/Phys I

This course employs the regional approach to human structure and function using human cadavers. First of a two course sequence for allied health majors.


Course Outline

*
4.0
CHM-243
Organic Chemistry I

CHM-243
Organic Chemistry I

Fundamental introduction to organic chemistry including a study of hydrocarbons and alcohols with spectroscopy, stereochemistry, and reaction mechanisms.


Course Outline

* +
4.0
CHM-253
Organic Chemistry Lab I

CHM-253
Organic Chemistry Lab I

Laboratory course introduces synthesis and the basic techniques for the separation, isolation, purification and identification of organic compounds.

Course Outline

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1.0