Service Learning Courses

PSU Courses with Service Learning Components

Art


AE 4960 Art Ed Student Teach Secondary

The culminating field-based experience for Art Education majors, leading to teacher certification. It is a continuous, full-time (5 days per week) experience of 12 credits during which, after a period of structured observation, students gradually assume responsibility for a full range of visual art teaching activities encountered in a school situation, thereby demonstrating the appropriate professional skills and attitudes essential for successful teaching of diverse populations of students. Student teaching is conducted under the supervisory guidance of school faculty and members of the Art Education clinical faculty. Required seminars complement the experience. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA; completion of program requirements in Art Education and education by the beginning of the student teaching experience; permission of the Coordinator of Teacher Certification and Clinical Experiences.

12.000 Credit hours
12.000 Lecture hours

 

AE 4970 Art Ed Student Teaching: Elem

The culminating field-based experience for Art Education majors, leading to teacher certification. It is a continuous, full-time (5 days per week) experience of 6 credits during which, after a period of structured observation, students gradually assume responsibility for a full range of visual art teaching activities encountered in a school situation, thereby demonstrating the appropriate professional skills and attitudes essential for successful teaching of diverse populations of students. Student teaching is conducted under the supervisory guidance of school faculty and members of the Art Education clinical faculty. Required seminars complement the experience. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA; completion of program requirements in Art Education and education by the beginning of the student teaching experience; permission of the Coordinator of Teacher Certification and Clinical Experiences.

6.000 Credit hours
6.000 Lecture hours

 

AH 4880 Art History Internship

Students engage in work programs and thereby apply knowledge gained from history courses. Qualifications to be an intern are determined by the faculty member who acts as a supervising professor. Once placed, student interns have both an immediate onsite supervisor and either a supervising history professor or the Discipline Coordinator’s designee. Each credit usually includes 30 hours onsite plus 10 hours of additional reading. Repeatable for up to 6 credits. Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor.

1.000 – 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 – 6.000 Lecture hours

 

ARDI 1200 Creativity & The Visual World

Explores the relationship between the creative process, self-expression and communication, through the visual arts. The creative process is first explored broadly as a problem-solving tool applicable to all fields of human endeavor. Students then experience the creative process in studio explorations and the creation of art works with an emphasis on “process” rather than “product.” The language of art is studied through consideration of the formal elements and the organizing aesthetic principles. Students consider how these affect visual unity and communication in contemporary and historical art works. Broadens the basis for student self-confidence in creative skill development, originality and critical thinking/writing, the use of information technology resources and appreciation of the visual arts as a powerful vehicle for communication. Additional course fee required. Falls and Springs. (CTDI)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

 

AE 3100 Curric & Assmnt for Art Educ.

The content and structure of the public school visual art curriculum at elementary, middle and secondary levels are examined as a major contributing factor to the educational development of all children. Following a review of the literature and an exploration of current best practices, a curriculum model and authentic assessment strategies are developed. Emphasis is placed on state and national standards in the visual arts and reflects state mandates on visual arts assessment in K-12 public education. Technology-based research methods are introduced. A 10 hour observation/participation component in the schools is required. Springs. Prerequisite(s): AE 3060.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

 

AE 2000 Foundations of Art Education

The changing role of the visual arts in public education is examined as an introductory foundation to the field of art education. The significance of art experiences for children of all ages is explored through readings, research, observations and participation. Theories of visual learning and artistic development are observed and analyzed. A 10 hour observation/participation component in the schools is required. Falls.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

 

AG 3360 Graphic Design III

The compilation of principles mastered in Graphic Design I and II leads students toward a discussion and understanding of publication design. Publication projects may include brochures, books, catalogs, annual reports, and other multiple-page print design pieces. Students also complete a self-promotion piece employing both publication design elements and a CD component, to prepare them with a tangible resume and digital portfolio of their work to date. Emphasis in publication design is on page layouts and the use of Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress software. Additional course fee required. Falls. Prerequisite(s): AG 3300.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

 

AE 3060 Inst Plan & Pedag of Art Ed

A continuation of the examination of pedagogy and constructivist methodology for art education and diverse student populations at the middle and high school levels. Components include community and citizenship development, critical skills, multicultural education, special needs inclusion, and gifted and talented. The principles of cooperative discipline and the responsive classroom support the holistic developmental needs of children. Standards-based instructional planning at the secondary level emphasizes interdisciplinary and multicultural social themes. A 10 hour observation/participation component in the schools is required. Additional course fee required. Falls. Prerequisite(s): AE 3050. (DICO)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

 

AG 4900 Internship

Designed to give students a culminating educational experience within a wide range of practical on-the-job work experiences in the selected concentration. Commitment includes a negotiated number of hours per week and regular evaluation by Department Internship advisor. The internship is in agencies that are approved, supervised and evaluated by the Department. Prerequisite(s): Senior status; minimum 2.30 cumulative GPA and minimum 2.50 major GPA; all required courses in art area for major completed; approval of Department Chair, Departmental Review Committee and Department Internship advisor.

1.000 – 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 – 6.000 Lecture hours

 

AE 1000 Intro to Art Education

Required for first year students majoring in Art Education. Provides an examination of the foundations of art education in public schools and examines the motivations for selecting art teaching as a profession. Focuses on grades kindergarten through grade 12. Topics include overviews of pre-service teacher preparation at PSU, societal issues affecting public education in general and the arts in particular, a review of American education history, school finance and school law, and the study of student learning styles and needs. Students initiate the development of a professional electronic portfolio. A 10 hour observation/participation component in the schools is required. Springs.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

 

AE 3050 Methods & Materials for Art Ed

Children’s cognitive and artistic development, materials, and processes are examined in the context of instructional planning at the elementary level. This is accompanied with the study of constructivist teaching methods, dialogic motivation, and essential questions. Readings, research discussion, studio production, and classroom observations provide the framework for the study of art education as a discipline incorporating studio production, aesthetics, art history, and criticism. Examines art materials health and safety regulations. A 10 hour observation/participation component in the schools is required. Additional course fee required. Springs. Prerequisite(s): AE 2000.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

 

AG 3550 PSU Student Design Company

A student operated graphic design studio course, open to junior-level Graphic Design majors (BA and/or BFA). Seven students are selected each semester to serve in the Student Design Company (SDC). One student is selected as Studio Manager and works in tandem with the Graphic Design instructor; the 6 other students function as graphic designers. Meets 2 hours twice a week. Works on assignments created by offering design services to (a) non-profit organizations; (b) PSU organizations; (c) business organizations in our area that would not otherwise be able to afford to purchase design services in the marketplace; and (d) PSU graduate students who need visual components created for their thesis projects. Design services offered could include logos, brochures, flyers, posters, catalogs, Web sites, and other collateral, as requested. May be repeated once for credit. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): AG 2330, AG 3300, (AG 3050 or AG 3480); Junior status as a Graphic Design major; portfolio review and acceptance by Graphic Design Coordinator.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

 

AG 3650 Student Design Co. Internship

Integrates with AG 3550, which is open to junior level Graphic Design majors (BA and/or BFA); allows students enrolled in both courses simultaneously (by portfolio acceptance) to fulfill their Graphic Design internship requirements on campus. Students follow the same procedure as interns who work off campus; create goals for their participation; maintain a journal during their experience; make a final presentation upon completion of the internship. A Graphic Design faculty member oversees the internship for performance expectations and evaluation purposes. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): AG 2330, AG 3300, (AG 3050 or AG 3480); Junior status as a Graphic Design major; portfolio review and acceptance by Graphic Design Coordinator. Corequisite(s): AG 3550.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Biological Sciences

BI  4610  Environmental Internship

Students engage in a work program to apply, in a practical manner, knowledge gained in major, minor or interdisciplinary course work, under the supervision of a faculty sponsor and a supervising agency. Students must obtain a faculty sponsor and submit a detailed written proposal prior to undertaking the internship. Students must also keep a daily logbook of their working hours, tasks and duties. In addition, a written report must be submitted to the faculty sponsor when the internship is completed. Final approval of the internship comes from the Coordinator of Environmental Biology. Internships are usually completed with state, federal or private environmental programs. Also offered Summer and Winterim. Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite(s): approval of the Coordinator of Environmental Biology, Junior/Senior status, enrollment in Environmental or Interdisciplinary majors.

4.000 - 12.000 Credit hours
4.000 - 12.000 Lecture hours

Business

BU 4220 Administrative Policy

Objective: to help students integrate and apply knowledge obtained in previous business courses. Seminar approach. Case studies of problems in administration of business enterprises, including both new and established operations. Point-of-view stressed is senior level management responsible for policy-making function. Additional course fee required. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): BU 2260, BU 3210, BU 3300, and Junior status. (INCO)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

 

BU 4220 Administrative Policy (HON)

Objective: to help students integrate and apply knowledge obtained in previous business courses. Seminar approach. Case studies of problems in administration of business enterprises, including both new and established operations. Point-of-view stressed is senior level management responsible for policy-making function. Additional course fee required. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): BU 2260, BU 3210, BU 3300, and Junior status. (INCO)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

 

BU 4600 Business Internship

The Business Internship is an opportunity for students to gain meaningful work experience by applying the knowledge and skills learned in course work to on-the-job assignments in host organizations. As a student initiated and directed credit class, it includes self-assessment, the design of a learning contract, reflection, synthesis and assessment. The internship is a supervised assignment for a prescribed number of working hours. Internships are established and monitored by the internship advisor. Completion of BU 3720 is highly recommended. Repeatable for up to 12 credits. Enrollment for internships must be completed during the first 2 weeks of the semester. With permission. Prerequisite(s): Junior status; taken before the semester immediately prior to graduation; minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA.

3.000 – 12.000 Credit hours
3.000 – 12.000 Lecture hours

 

BU 3350 Event Marketing

Introduces students to special event marketing processes and techniques. Emphasizes creating, organizing, identifying sponsors, marketing, and implementing large and small community events. The capstone project is to plan and implement a special event. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): BU 2450.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours


BU 3420 Organizational Behavior An analysis of human work behavior at the individual, interpersonal, team and organizational levels. Emphasis is on the development of interpersonal competencies to allow individuals to effectively work as managers or professionals in the rapidly changing, team-oriented, culturally diverse and technologically integrated global climate facing modern organizations. Includes topics such as personality and attitudes, perception and attribution, motivation, communication, work stress, group and team dynamics, leadership, decision making, quality, ethics, job and organization design, conflict management, organizational culture and politics, and organizational change. Varied classroom approaches include lectures, cases, team projects, presentations and other experiential training techniques. Falls and Springs. (DICO) 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   BU 2450 Principles of Marketing (HON) Presents an overview of the complete range of marketing activities and the role of marketing in our economic and social structure. Attention is given to the planning, distribution, pricing and promotion of goods and services to consumer and industrial markets. Falls and Springs. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours


BU 3290 Professional Selling Skills II

Builds on the basics of BU 3280. The primary focus is on the B-2-B selling environment. This sales process is more strategic in nature with multiple buyers and a much longer sales cycle (6 months to 2 years versus the B-2-C sales cycle of 1 to 14 days). Skills development focuses on the sales team environment, negations, and expanding on the skills learned in the Introduction of Professional Selling Skills 1 (PSS 1). Topics expand on the concepts of Customer Relationship Management and the CRM technology to effectively manage this more complex process. Learning tools include work groups and case studies. Students also have several practical business projects. For example, students, in pairs of 2, sell a business concept to actual companies in NH, under the supervision of their instructor, as part of the sales process. Students also gain exposure to purchasing agents, their specific trade associations and designations. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): BU 3280.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours


BU 3450 Sports Marketing A survey of concepts and processes used in the successful marketing of sport programs and events. Special emphasis is placed on the unique or unusual aspects of sport products, markets, and consumers. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): BU 2450. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours


BU 4090 ST: Small Bus Entrepreneurship

To allow students to cover special topics not normally covered in depth in other business courses. Students may repeat this course when offered under a different topic title.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

College of Graduate Studies

CO 5050 Advanced Human Development

AE 5410 Art Education Internship

SE 5770 Behavioral Disord Sch Children

BU 5050 Business Graduate Internship

CO 5230 Career Counseling & Develop.

ED 5570 Clasrm Intervn & Spec Ed Strat.

CO 5800 Counseling Internship

AE 5050 Elem. Meth. & Materials Art Ed

EP 8820 Externship

CO 5030 Foundations of Sch Counseling

ED 5270 Foundations of Teaching

LL  5005 Foundations TESOL Methodology

ED 5210 Graduate Practicum

ED 5080 Instruct Strat & Curric Design

ED 5430 Internship in College Teaching

ED 5960 Internship in Tcher Education

AE 5060 Pedagogy & Plan Sec Lev Art Ed

RL  5830 Prac in Rdng Diag & Rem Rdng

AD 5800 Pract Ed Ldrshp: Principalship

EP  7800  Pract Ed Ldrshp:Superintendent

CO 5100 Practicum in Counseling

LM  5210 Practicum in School Media

SE  5800 Practicum in Special Education

EP  7830 Practicum: K-12 Curric Admin

EP 8010 Program Eval: Theory & Pract

EP 7050 WV1   Qual Methdlgy & Aplid Research

ED 5030 Research Design

ED 5610  Research-Based Teaching & Lrng

AD 5030 Rsrch Des. for the Professions

CO 5070 Rsrch Dsgn for Professions

CO 5850 Sem & Inter in Schl Couns K-12

BU 5501 MVB   Small Bus. Analysis:SBI Part 2

BU 5500 MVS   Small Bus-Probs & Strategies

SE 7800 Special Ed LeadershipPracticum

Communication & Media Studies

CM 4550 Capstone Internship

Students engage in a work program to apply in a practical manner both the knowledge gained from Communication Theory and their primary areas of study. To participate in a Capstone Internship, students must apply to the Communication and Media Studies Department Chair. Once placed at a site, students have both an on-campus supervisor and an immediate work supervisor. Students must register for CM 4550 prior to beginning their internship. No retroactive credit will be granted for internships that have already been completed. With permission. Last offering Spring 2014. Prerequisite(s): CM 3640; Communication Studies major; Senior standing; minimum 2.70 GPA.

3.000 – 6.000 Credit hours
3.000 – 6.000 Lecture hours

Computer Science & Technology

CS 4920 01 Computer Science Internship

Students leave the campus to work in a professional situation in the computing field with or without financial compensation. The employing agency provides a carefully-planned sequence of tasks intended to provide the student with a learning experience in the field of computing. Students have supervisors both in the Computer Science and Technology Department and in the employing agency who will jointly coordinate the student’s work. Students must submit to the Department a written proposal prior to undertaking the internship and a final report upon its completion. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Prerequisite(s): final approval of the internship will come from the Department Chair; Computer Science or Information Technology major and completion of major courses appropriate to the position (to be determined by the supervising faculty member).

1.000 – 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 – 6.000 Lecture hours

 

CS 4140 Software Engineering

Presents fundamental principles of software engineering. Emphasizes software design, implementation and maintenance. Techniques used in the major phases of the software life cycle such as rapid prototyping, object-oriented design and module testing, are discussed. Software teams complete a term project that includes system documentation, design and implementation. Falls. Prerequisite(s): CS 2381 and CS 3720.

3.000 Credit hours3.000 Lecture hours

 

CS 3720 Systems Analysis and Design

The study of computerized information as a resource. The study of the systems development life cycle. Integrating computer technology, networks, systems analysis and design and organizational behavior in the building of large-scale applications or decision support systems. The use of CASE tools. The importance of service and testing of information systems. Springs. Prerequisite(s): CS 3600, and (CS 3221 or CS 3240).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Criminal Justice

CJ 4580 Internship in Criminal Justice

An opportunity to learn while gaining relevant work experience in a host organization. The primary objective is to expand the student’s depth of understanding by integrating acquired principles within the context of an operating organization. Students observe and participate in activities to gain experience and an understanding of the role of the institution and its contribution to the overall criminal justice effort. The experience contributes to personal and professional development and an enhancement of self-confidence and maturity. The internship is a supervised assignment with planned objectives and a prescribed number of working hours for which academic credit is earned. Internships are arranged to meet the specific goals of the student and are reserved for the student who has demonstrated self-discipline, motivation and academic success. Open to Juniors and Seniors who have completed the appropriate courses to justify the position. May be repeated up to a maximum of 15 credits. Arranged. Prerequisite(s): (Junior or Senior status) and permission of the faculty supervisor.

3.000 – 15.000 Credit hours
3.000 – 15.000 Lecture hours

Education

ED 3052 Assessing Children in Schools

Studies the methods and techniques of educational measurement as well as evaluation, construction and consideration of teacher-made assessments. Selective uses and interpretation of standardized tests. Modification of teaching plans and instructional approaches. Review of teaching strategies in relation to student assessment results. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): CD 2002. Corequisite(s): ED 3050, ED 3051, and RL 3050.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours


CD 4230 Childhood Studies Internship The Childhood Studies Internship is a supervised experience in an approved setting that provides services for school-aged children outside of a school classroom. Such settings could include recreational, therapeutic, educational and human service programs that align with students’ career goals and interests. In the Internship, students apply knowledge and skills learned in coursework and engage in self-assessment, the design of a learning contract, reflection and assessment by their supervisor. Planning for the Internship should begin early in the student’s program; enrollment for internships must be completed during the first 2 weeks of the semester. With permission. 3.000 – 12.000 Credit hours 3.000 – 12.000 Lecture hours   SE 2080 Children With Disabilities Provides students with the foundation for understanding social, family and educational contexts affecting the lives of children with disabilities. Students explore historical and social factors that have shaped policies toward children with disabilities and understand the provisions of state and federal legislation relevant to children with disabilities. Competencies to be addressed include understanding of family issues and development of strategies for collaborating with families, familiarity with disability labels identified in federal legislation, understanding of the pre-referral, referral, assessment and planning processes for the education of children with disabilities and familiarity with ways contexts are adapted and technology used to include children in active participation. Includes a 10-hour service learning experience outside of class. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): restricted to Childhood Studies, Early Childhood Studies, Elementary Education, or Music Education majors. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   SE 3070 Classroom Apps in Inclusive Ed Broadens students’ understanding and knowledge of the nature and needs of children with disabilities in traditional educational settings. Emphasis is on providing specific instructional strategies, diagnostic and academic interventions, effective programming and remediation for students with exceptionalities. Students work extensively with Individual Education Plans, 504 plans, behavior plans, as well as a variety of assessment instruments. Includes the use of direct instruction, curriculum-based assessment and systemic observations. Students are required to do a field placement with their Integrated Curriculum and Assessment classes. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): SE 2080. Corequisite(s): ED 3070, MA 3070, and RL 3070. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours


ER 2200 Constructivist Approach to ECE

Introduces the constructivist approach to teaching and learning in early care and education programs from infancy through the primary grades. Reviews the theoretical bases of constructivism and explores its applications in curriculum, instruction, and guidance and discipline. Emphasis on supporting all children as they construct knowledge from experiences with materials and interactions with others, and how this knowledge is influenced by the classroom and cultural context. Requires 8 to 10 hours of observation/participation in an approved early childhood setting. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): ER 2300.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours


ED 3051 Design Positive Learning Communications Designed to assist prospective educators in promoting prosocial behaviors in the school. Emphasis is placed upon strategies to promote cooperation and address conflict. Strategies for dealing with more severe behavior conflicts are also presented. Candidates participate in a practicum in an assigned public school. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): CD 1000 and full acceptance to the Teacher Certification Option. Corequisite(s): ED 3050, ED 3052, and RL 3050. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   ER 4700 Early Childhood Practicum Provides an opportunity for an intensive, field-based experience in an approved setting, with mentoring from an early childhood professional. Emphasis on applying acquired knowledge and skills, fulfilling professional responsibilities, and demonstrating ethical and professional behavior. Practicum of 6-8 hours per week in an approved setting, with semi-monthly on-campus seminars with college faculty. May be repeated for credit once in a different approved setting. Pass/No Pass. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   ED 4300 Elementary Student Teaching Designed for Elementary Education majors seeking teacher certification. It is a continuous, full-time (5 days a week) experience of 12 credits during which candidates gradually assume responsibility for a full range of teaching activities encountered in a school situation. This provides an opportunity for demonstrating the appropriate professional skills, attitudes and dispositions essential for successful teaching. Student teaching is conducted under the supervisory guidance of school and clinical faculty. Several required seminars complement the experience. Pass/No Pass for students following the 2008-09 and subsequent Catalogs. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA; completion of all program requirements for certification by the beginning of the student teaching semester; permission of the Coordinator of Teacher Certification and Clinical Experiences. Corequisite(s): ED 4500. 12.000 Credit hours 12.000 Lecture hours   ED 3050 Foundations ofTeaching & Learning An introduction to the teaching profession. Explores a variety of strategies and approaches for effective teaching. Topics include: diverse environments and student populations, lesson planning and reflection, state standards, learning styles, small group and whole class instruction, and assessment tools and strategies. Candidates become familiar with the roles and responsibilities of public school teachers as well as the environment of public schools. Candidates participate in a practicum in an assigned public school. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): CD 1000 and full acceptance to the Teacher Certification Option. Corequisite(s): ED 3051, ED 3052, and RL 3050. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   RL 3050 Foundations Reading Writing Examines the foundations of literacy instruction with an emphasis on curriculum, methods and materials for children in kindergarten through grade 3. Focuses on phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, core reading programs and stages of writing development in a balanced reading framework. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): CD 1000 and full acceptance to the Teacher Certification Option. Corequisite(s): ED 3050, ED 3051, and ED 3052. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   CD 2002 Human Development II Mid Child-Late Adult Explores physical, cognitive, emotional and social development from middle childhood through late adulthood and the methods used to study that development. Students learn about the research methods used to study physical, cognitive and social development across the life span, learn to locate and evaluate reports of such research and explore the influence of cultural context on both development and theoretical explanations for development. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): CD 2001. (WRCO) 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   CD 2001 Human Dev I Birth-Early Childhood Explores physical, cognitive, emotional and social development from conception through early childhood and the methods used to study that development. Students learn about and practice observational methods used to study the physical, cognitive and social development of young children, and explore the influence of cultural context on both development and theoretical explanations for development. Falls and Springs. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   ERSE 3600 Infant/Toddler Care & Education Focuses on providing individually and developmentally appropriate, responsive care for children from birth to age 3 in group care settings. Emphasis on creating and advocating for healthy, supportive, respectful and challenging learning environments for all infants and toddlers. Examines the cultural contexts of child-rearing practices and prepares students to work closely with families in promoting the development of all infants and toddlers. Requires practicum of 2 to 3 hours per week in an approved infant/toddler setting. Springs. 4.000 Credit hours 4.000 Lecture hours   CD 2540 01 Integrated Arts Exploration into the value and practice of integrating the arts into the lives of children. Students gain an understanding of the important role the arts play in the growth and development of children by investigating the various means of expressing ideas, emotions and images through the use of music, drama, movement, puppetry, visual arts and theater. Emphasis on inspiration, meaning-making, arts relevancy and the creative process in the context of lifelong learning and the development of critical skills. Five hours of in-class arts practicum experience is incorporated into the course curriculum to provide students with opportunities to practice integrating the arts into a variety of childhood settings. Falls and Springs. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   SE 3090 F1 Intro to Special Education: Mid & Sec Provides teachers and other social service professionals with the understanding and skill to work effectively with children with disabilities in integrated settings. Emphasis is placed upon the disabilities most prevalent in society, such as learning disabilities, behavior and emotional disorders and cognitive impairments. Other forms of disabilities to be discussed include sensory, neurological and musculoskeletal. Competencies to be presented and discussed are consistent with International Council for Exceptional Children standards and include: historical, philosophical and legal foundations of special education, characteristics of individuals with disabilities, communication and collaborative efforts among professionals, understanding professionalism and ethical practices in special education. An observation component is integral to this course. This course is designed for K-12 Teacher Certification and Middle School majors only. The course is not intended for majors in the Education Department. Falls and Springs. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours ER 4400 K-3 Stu Teaching in Inclusive Classroom The culminating field-experience leading to early childhood teacher certification N-3, this full-time (5 days per week) clinical experience requires candidates to teach in an inclusive kindergarten, first, second or third grade classroom in a public school setting. With mentoring and supervision from a cooperating teacher and university supervisor, candidates are expected to function in a professional capacity by gradually assuming a full range of teaching responsibilities. They are to demonstrate competencies (i.e., knowledge, skills and dispositions) learned and developed throughout their program of study. Student teachers are placed in a school setting with diverse learners. They should be prepared to live near or drive to these settings during their student teaching semester. Letter graded for students following pre-2008-09 Catalogs. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA; completion of all program requirements for certification at the beginning of the student teaching semester; permission of the Coordinator of Teacher Certification and Clinical Experiences. Corequisite(s): ER 4500. 12.000 Credit hours 12.000 Lecture hours   RL 3070 Language Arts Reading Elementary School Examines the integration of the language arts and reading for students in grades 1 through 6. Focuses on word study, content area reading and writing, study skills and literature study. Explores materials and methods for all learners in a balanced reading and writing program. Candidates participate in a practicum in an assigned public school. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): completion of Cluster I and full acceptance to the Teacher Certification Option. Corequisite(s): ED 3070, MA 3070, and SE 3070. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   ER 4300 Leadership Advocacy & Policy Focuses on the development of the skills and qualities needed to be an effective leader in the early childhood profession. Emphasizes collaboration, communication, critical perspective-taking and the importance of informed advocacy and how technology serves as a tool for leaders and advocates. Examines the ways in which leaders and advocates can influence the development of public and private-sector policies affecting children, families and the early childhood profession. Falls. Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor. (TECO) 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   ER 2800 Preschool & Kind Curric & Inst Examines teaching strategies and curricular approaches for preschool and kindergarten children. Focuses on designing, implementing and evaluating constructivist learning experiences and on creating learning environments that are supportive and respectful of all children. Emphasis on incorporating appropriate and meaningful content from various disciplines. Requires practicum of 8 to 10 hours per week at the PSU Center for Young Children and Families. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): ER 2200 and RL 2500. 6.000 Credit hours 6.000 Lecture hours RL 3500 Read Writ & Lang Arts Prim Grd Focuses on the underlying principles of effective reading and writing instruction in the primary grades. Emphasizes strategies for planning, implementing and assessing language arts experiences that integrate reading, writing, listening and speaking. Requires a practicum of 2 hours per week in a first, second or third grade classroom. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): acceptance into Teacher Certification Candidacy. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours ED 4420 Secondary Student Teaching The culminating field-based experience for all programs leading to teacher certification. It is a continuous, full-time (5 days per week) experience of 8-15 credits during which, after a period of structured observation, students gradually assume responsibility for a full range of teaching activities encountered in a school situation, thereby demonstrating the appropriate professional skills and attitudes essential for successful teaching. Student teaching is conducted under the supervisory guidance of a cooperating teacher and members of the University faculty. Required seminars complement the experience. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA; minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA for English/Teacher Certification students; completion of all other program requirements for certification by the beginning of the student teaching semester; permission of the Coordinator of Teacher Certification and Clinical Experiences. 8.000 TO 15.000 Credit hours 8.000 TO 15.000 Lecture hours   ER 4200 Senior Seminar: Perspective on Early Childhood Focuses on the ideas, individuals and events that have shaped the field of early childhood. Examines the philosophical, historical, cultural and political influences on the development of early care and education programs and the early childhood profession in the United States. Investigates the origins of contemporary issues impacting young children, families and early childhood professionals, including poverty, government support for early care and education, children’s health and safety, trends in curriculum and teaching and the status of the early childhood profession. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor and (Junior or Senior status). (INCO) 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   ED 3070 Social Studies & Scientific Current & Instruction Focuses on integrated social studies and science curriculum to promote critical thinking skills instruction and inquiry-based learning in the natural world and in the world of human experiences. Emphasis is placed on citizenship education, constructivist learning and state and national standards for social studies and science. Candidates research instructional strategies and processes that incorporate a variety of resources, materials and technologies. Candidates design, deliver and assess an integrated unit to be taught during their public school practicum. Falls and Springs. Last offering Fall 2012. Prerequisite(s): completion of Cluster I and full acceptance to the Teacher Certification Option. Corequisite(s): MA 3070, RL 3070 and SE 3070. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   ER 3700 Teaching & Learning in Primary Grades Examines the roles and responsibilities of K-3 teachers in promoting all children’s learning and development. Focuses on how to create respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments; establish partnerships with diverse families, school faculty, and communities; and utilize a wide repertoire of teaching strategies to support and assess children’s learning. Emphasizes culturally relevant, critical, reflective and collaborative approaches. Requires approximately 20 hours in a primary grade classroom. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): ER 3300. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   ED 3080 Teaching in Content Areas Practicum Taken concurrently with the Cluster II courses, students participate in 3 on-campus seminar sessions and 1 day a week in the field. Placements in schools range from K-6 and last approximately 12 weeks. Students are expected to attend all seminars and participate fully in their on-site placements. This practicum experience is supervised by on-site cooperating faculty as well as University faculty; its purpose is to gain meaningful experience and relate course content to best practices in an educational setting. Students are required to submit full lesson plans, reflections, and evaluations to attain a passing grade. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 enrollments. Pass/No Pass. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): completion of all program requirements for certification by the start of the Cluster II semester. Corequisite(s): ED 3070, MA 3070, RL 3070, SE 3070. 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours   ER 3400 The Project Approach Examines the underlying principles of the Project Approach to early childhood curriculum development. Engages students in designing, implementing, documenting and evaluating projects with preschool and kindergarten children and families. Requires practicum of 8 hours per week at the PSU Center for Young Children and Families. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): ER 2800. 6.000 Credit hours 6.000 Lecture hours

English

EN 4950 English Internship Advanced Study in Writing or Advanced Study in Literature and Film. Offers a culminating experience for English majors and minors in their junior or senior year. Students work in professional settings related to the field under the supervision of the Director of Practica/Internships. Individual enrollment. Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite(s): permission of the Director of Practica/Internships and the English Department Chair. 1.000 – 12.000 Credit hours 1.000 – 12.000 Lecture hours   EN 2560 Introduction to English Teaching Provides broad exposure to the realities of English teaching in the secondary/middle school, theoretical orientations to English teaching, the school, the adolescent, the teacher and their relationship. Observation/participation in schools required. Springs. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   EN 4430 Student Teaching English Capstone experience for English Teacher Certification majors, leading to teacher certification. It is a continuous full-time (5 days per week) experience during which students gradually assume full responsibility for teaching a full schedule of classes at the middle and/or high school levels in English/Language Arts. Student teaching is conducted in local schools under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and English Department faculty. Pass/No Pass for students following the 2008-09 and subsequent Catalogs. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of C in (EN 3500 or EN 3510), EN 4310, and EN 4550; minimum grade of C in 3 of (EN 3610 or EN 3611), EN 3620, EN 3710, or EN 3720; minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA; completion of all other program requirements for certification; permission of the Coordinator of Teacher Certification and Clinical Experiences. Corequisite(s): EN 4320. 11.000 – 12.000 Credit hours 11.000 – 12.000 Lecture hours   EN 4550 Teaching Literature in the Secondary School Instructional methods and materials used in teaching literature and reading at the secondary level. Introduction to adolescent literature and classroom-based research. Observation and participation in public secondary schools required. Falls. Prerequisite(s):EN 2560, Junior status, and acceptance into Teacher Certification Candidacy. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   EN 4310 Teaching Writing in Sec Schools Instructional methods and materials used in process and workshop based writing, communication and language at the secondary level. Observation and participation in public secondary schools required. Springs. Prerequisite(s): EN 2560, Junior status, and acceptance into Teacher Certification Candidacy. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours

Environmental Science & Policy

ESP 2100 Intro Environmental Science & Policy Engages in a scientific approach to the physical, ecological, social, and political principles of environmental science; uses a scientific method to analyze and understand the relation between humans and the natural environment. Focuses on how ecological realities and human desires to increase their material standard of living often clash, leading to environmental degradation. Provides an analytical framework and a set of concepts that can be used to analyze environmental issues, to guide one’s life, and to clarify our responsibility to future generations; accomplished through lectures and exams, discussions, and laboratory experiences that include field trips and original data collection. Teaching environmental activism is not the purpose of the course. Laboratory/field studies. Not open to students who have earned credit for ESP 2000. Additional course fee required. Falls. Prerequisite(s): Environmental Science and Policy majors or permission of Department Chair. 4.000 Credit hours 4.000 Lecture hours   ESP 4910 Independent study Offers students the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of an environmental science or policy topic that is not covered extensively in other courses. Working with guidance from a faculty member with relevant expertise, students select a specialized topic in environmental science and/or policy for exploration and prepare an in-depth research paper or project pertaining to that topic. Scheduled conferences with the faculty members are required and a possible presentation to a class or seminar group is suggested. Permission of the student’s advisor, the supervising faculty member and the Department Chair is required. 1.000 – 4.000 Credit hours 1.000 – 4.000 Lecture hours

Health and Human Performance

PE 3600 Adapted Physical Education Students study both theoretical and practical applications in working with children and adolescents who have developmental and physical disabilities. Students are challenged to maximize the motor abilities of these individuals. Studies history, legal mandates, theoretical points-of-view, instructional techniques, and the relationship to adapted physical education to the entire physical education program. Springs. Prerequisite(s): PE 2731; Physical Education Teacher Certification or Physical Education and Health Education Teacher Certification Option only. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   AP 4880 Adventure Education Internship Culminating experience for the Adventure Education major. In consultation with an Adventure Education faculty member, the student is placed with an approved program or organization outside the PSU setting in order to gain a variety of on-the-job professional experiences. Each internship credit represents 45 hours of experience, so students should plan for a minimum of 7 weeks of full-time experience. Some internship sites may include housing, meals and/or a small stipend. Falls, Springs, Summers. Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of C in AP 4300; completion of 60 days of documented leadership/instruction experience; taken before the semester immediately prior to graduation. 6.000 – 12.000 Credit hours 6.000 – 12.000 Lecture hours   AP 3500 Adventure Process Facilitation Provides the skills and knowledge necessary for facilitating personal growth and group development using indoor and outdoor experiential adventure programs for a variety of client types: educational, professional/corporate, and therapeutic. Topics include: basic facilitation skills; group development stages; group discussion strategies; active listening; processing experiences; frontloading; metaphors; transfer of client learning. Students develop and facilitate a program with a community group. Additional course fee required. Springs. Prerequisite(s): AP 2210 (may be concurrent). 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   PE 2860 Adventure Programming Physical Educators Introduces the use of a broad model of “adventure” and a multi-dimensional wellness model to facilitate growth in interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships. Students learn how to develop and sequence a variety of indoor and accessible outdoor initiatives for building trust, community, cooperation, conflict resolution, self-confidence, and emotional self-awareness. Students engage in lesson development and assessments that use the full-value contract, challenge by choice goal settings as group process tools. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): PE Teacher Certification and PE/HE Teacher Certification majors only. (WECO) 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   HE 4440 Health Promotion Internship Provides job training in the option of community health in a cooperative program with voluntary agencies, hospitals, corporations and health departments. Direct field experience is completed by the student under the supervision of a faculty member and experienced community health educators. Repeatable up to 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): minimum 2.70 GPA (cumulative and major); Senior status; approval of the Department Chair. 6.000 – 12.000 Credit hours 6.000 – 12.000 Lecture hours   HE 3760 Implementing Health Promotion Programs Introduces the principles of program planning and implementation of health education programs. Includes writing objectives, lesson plans, unit/program plans, block plans, syllabi, planning in-services, reviewing agencies, health literacy, teaching strategies, and professional teaching skills. Includes required attendance at an approved professional health education conference and a 4-8 hour experience in a school and/or health promotion setting. Students are responsible for the payment of conference fees. Falls. Prerequisite(s): HE 1970. 4.000 Credit hours 4.000 Lecture hours   PE 3000 Instructional Strategies I – Elementary Focuses on instructional strategies for elementary physical education and health education. Beginning physical education and health education standards are the organizing center. An introduction of state, regional, national guidelines for Physical/Health Education. Practical experience at the elementary level. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): PE 2415, PE 2731; admittance into the Teacher Certification Option; minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA; and permission of the instructor. 4.000 Credit hours 4.000 Lecture hours   PE 4000 Instructional Strategies II – Secondary Designed to provide prospective physical education and health education teachers with the ability to understand, recognize, analyze, and demonstrate the range of teaching skills employed by effective educators at the middle and secondary level. Analysis of teaching methods in the physical education and health education environment (gymnasium, outdoors, classroom) found at the middle and secondary levels. Practical experience. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of C in PE 3000; minimum 2.60 cumulative GPA; and permission of the instructor. 4.000 Credit hours 4.000 Lecture hours   HE 1970 Intro to Health Promotion An introduction to health education and health promotion as a profession and a career. Included is an orientation to the BS in Health Education, the options, history of health education, wellness, health determinants and the process and practice of health education in various settings. Falls. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   PE 2415 Intro to PE & HE Instruction Provides an examination of the foundations of education and the motivations for selecting teaching as a profession. This includes health and physical education within the confines of K-12 public education. Topics include societal issues affecting public education, pre-service teacher preparation at the University, and a review of American education history. Includes an introduction to lesson planning and classroom/gymnasium management techniques. Students complete 10 hours of observation/participation in the public schools. Subscription to a specific electronic portfolio. Falls and Springs. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   PE 4880 Physical Education Internship For students desiring a culminating educational experience with a wide range of practical on-the-job work in their selected option. The Internship is in agencies that are approved, supervised and evaluated by the Department. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): minimum 2.70 GPA (cumulative and major); Junior standing; approval of the Department Chair. 4.000 – 12.000 Credit hours 4.000 – 12.000 Lecture hours   HE 4640 School Health Clinical Designed to give students a practical experience teaching health education in the school systems supervised and controlled by the Department. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): Health Education/School Health Juniors or Seniors who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 2.60 by the end of their 5th semester or minimum of 72 credits. 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours   HE 4950 Student Teaching K-12: Elementary Component The culminating field-based experience for all programs leading to teacher certification. It is a continuous, full-time (5 days per week) experience of 6 credits during which, after a period of structured observations, students gradually assume responsibility for a full range of teaching activities encountered in a school situation, thereby demonstrating the appropriate professional skills and attitudes essential for successful teaching. Student teaching is conducted under the supervisory guidance of a cooperating teacher and members of the University faculty. Required seminars complement the experience. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of C in HE 4640; minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA; completion of all other program requirements for certification by the beginning of the student teaching semester; permission of the Coordinator of Teacher Certification and Clinical Experiences. 6.000 Credit hours 6.000 Lecture hours   HE 4960 Student Teach K-12: Sec Component The culminating field-based experience for all programs leading to teacher certification. It is a continuous, full-time (5 days per week) experience of 6 credits during which, after a period of structured observations, students gradually assume responsibility for a full range of teaching activities encountered in a school situation, thereby demonstrating the appropriate professional skills and attitudes essential for successful teaching. Student teaching is conducted under the supervisory guidance of a cooperating teacher and members of the University faculty. Required seminars complement the experience. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of C in HE 4640; minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA; completion of all other program requirements for certification by the beginning of the student teaching semester; permission of the Coordinator of Teacher Certification and Clinical Experiences. 6.000 Credit hours 6.000 Lecture hours   PE 4710 Student Teaching K-12: Elementary The culminating field-based experience for all programs leading to teacher certification. It is a continuous, full-time (5 days per week) experience of 6 credits during which, after a period of structured observations, students gradually assume responsibility for a full range of teaching activities encountered in a school situation, thereby demonstrating the appropriate professional skills and attitudes essential for successful teaching. Student teaching is conducted under the supervisory guidance of a cooperating teacher and members of the University faculty. Required seminars complement the experience. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of C in PE 4000; minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA; permission of the Coordinator of Teacher Certification and Clinical Experiences. 6.000 Credit hours 6.000 Lecture hours   PE 4720 Student Teaching K-12: Secondary The culminating field-based experience for all programs leading to teacher certification. It is a continuous, full-time (5 days per week) experience of 6 credits during which, after a period of structured observations, students gradually assume responsibility for a full range of teaching activities encountered in a school situation, thereby demonstrating the appropriate professional skills and attitudes essential for successful teaching. Student teaching is conducted under the supervisory guidance of a cooperating teacher and members of the University faculty. Required seminars complement the experience. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of C in PE 4000; minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA; permission of the Coordinator of Teacher Certification and Clinical Experiences. 6.000 Credit hours 6.000 Lecture hours

History and Philosophy

HI 4000 History Internship Students engage in work programs and thereby apply knowledge gained from history courses. Qualifications to be an intern are determined by the faculty member who acts as a supervising professor. Once placed, student interns have both an immediate onsite supervisor and either a supervising history professor or the Discipline Coordinator’s designee. Each credit usually includes 30 hours onsite plus 10 hours of additional reading. Repeatable for up to 6 credits. Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor. 1.000 – 6.000 Credit hours 1.000 – 6.000 Lecture hours

Interdisciplinary

WSDI 2500 Feminism in the US Focuses on the development of United States feminism and feminist theory, the lives and work of American women and the significance and meaning of “sex” and “gender” at different periods in American history. In this interdisciplinary course, students read essays from cultural studies, biology, history, philosophy, political theory, literature, psychology and view films and artwork. Central questions include: What does “Women’s Lib” have to do with our world today? Is “feminism” something to believe in or something to do? How does gender affect your understanding of who you are as a person? Through the study of historical accounts, theoretical articles and contemporary issues and representations, foregrounds gender as a lens through which we, as men and women, can understand our society and ourselves in new and useful ways. Falls. (SSDI) 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   IS 3090 Food Issues Food as a human artifact is examined from various disciplinary perspectives, e.g., scientific, social-psychological, historical, global. Grains and breads are the center of the investigations, with students having the opportunity to examine other foods independently. Topics include the Neolithic agricultural revolution, genetics of grains, cross-cultural aspects of food production and consumption, the evolution of food preparation and global issues such as the green revolution and famine. Falls. Prerequisite(s): Junior status. (INCO) 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours

Languages and Linguistics

SP 3170 Spanish for Social Services Students increase their oral and written proficiency in Spanish by developing their ability to communicate through the use of specific vocabulary related to social services. Participation in role-play situations, debates and short individual/group oral presentations. Service-learning component, including a written journal and final presentation, to tie in with classroom study. Conducted in Spanish. Unscheduled. (DICO)(GACO) 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   LL 4100 TESOL Methods & Practice Participants learn the foundations of communicative language teaching to non-native speakers in multicultural and homogenous classrooms. Topics include content-based instruction, teaching of the 4 skills, curriculum development, materials adaptation, lesson planning and execution, and assessment. Students gain both a theoretical grounding and hands-on experience with scaffolding content for language learners, and with developing learner strategies. Participants acquire and practice the skills needed to teach English to students of all ages and abilities. Includes a 30-hour supervised field experience. 4.000 Credit hours 4.000 Lecture hours

Mathematics

MA      4020       Cultural & Psychological Aspects of Math Learning Focuses on the cultural and psychological aspects of learning mathematics including implications of Piaget’s research, constructivist learning theories, attitudes, teaching exceptional children, brain research and brain hemispheric specialization, mathematics education in foreign countries, mathematics anxiety, tracking, contrasting developmentalists verses behaviorist theories of learning, mathematics assessment, evaluation and selection of curriculum materials. TIMSS results and their implications and how culture influences education. Students spend a minimum of 12 hours in schools observing and working with students and teachers. Math majors must receive a grade of C- or better in all MA courses required in their degree program. Falls. Prerequisite(s): MA 3050 and Teacher Certification majors only. (DICO)(INCO) 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   MA      3070       Knowing & Teaching Mathematics Continues discovering the mathematical concept and pedagogical skills needed to become a successful teacher of mathematics in grades K-6. Actively involved in exploring how children learn mathematics and how to guide them in their learning of mathematics. Discusses content, methods, curriculum, assessment, national and state standards and grade level expectations and appropriate technology use in the classroom. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): MA 3010, completion of Cluster I and full acceptance to the BS Childhood Studies/Teacher Certification option. Corequisite(s): ED 3070, RL 3070 and SE 3070. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   MA      2600       Math Activities Center Practicum Students examine recent research relating to the teaching of mathematics which they apply while tutoring students in the Math Activities Center. Weekly meetings are held. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): MA 2490 or MA 2550. 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours   MA      4970       Math Student Teaching 5-8 The culminating field-based experience leading to teacher certification. It is a continuous, full-time (5 days per week) experience of 10 credits during which, after a period of structured observation, students gradually assume responsibility for a full range of teaching activities encountered in a school situation, thereby demonstrating the appropriate professional skills and attitudes essential for successful teaching. Student teaching is conducted under the supervisory guidance of a cooperating teacher and members of the University faculty. Required seminars complement the experience. Falls. Last offering Fall 2012. Prerequisite(s): Math majors only; minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA; completion of all other program requirements for certification by the beginning of the student teaching semester; permission of the Coordinator of Teacher Certification and Clinical Experiences. Corequisite(s): MA 4030. 10.000 Credit hours 10.000 Lecture hours   MA      4960       Math Student Teaching 7-12 The culminating field-based experience leading to teacher certification. It is a continuous, full-time (5 days per week) experience of 10 credits during which, after a period of structured observation, students gradually assume responsibility for a full range of teaching activities encountered in a school situation, thereby demonstrating the appropriate professional skills and attitudes essential for successful teaching. Student teaching is conducted under the supervisory guidance of a cooperating teacher and members of the University faculty. Required seminars complement the experience. Falls. Last offering Fall 2012. Prerequisite(s): Math majors only; minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA; completion of all other program requirements for certification by the beginning of the student teaching semester; permission of the Coordinator of Teacher Certification and Clinical Experiences. Corequisite(s): MA 4030. 10.000 Credit hours 10.000 Lecture hours

Music, Theatre, and Dance

TH 3670 Advanced Practicum in Prod Practical applications and an extension of theory and technique covered in theatre courses in production. Experiences include technical and/or design work. Offered by individual enrollment. May be repeated for credit. With permission for non-majors. Falls and Springs. 1.000 – 2.000 Credit hours 1.000 – 2.000 Lecture hours MU 2500 Chamber Players Performance ensemble open to all instrumental and vocal students wishing to perform ensemble literature. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs. 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours   DN 3010 Contemporary Dance Ensemble Open to all students. The audition is for class placement only. The study of contemporary movement/dance techniques resulting in presentations of dance works by various choreographers, when available, in workshop and concert performances. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs. 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours   DN 4500 Dance Pedagogy II Further explores the material introduced in Pedagogy I by “hands-on” application of the knowledge and competencies learned. Increased attention is given to the process of developing lesson plans and their implementation in the classroom presentation. Supervised practicum experience working with dance students in a studio environment is a substantial portion of Pedagogy II as well as lectures, readings, videos, discussion and interactive class exercises. Requirements include an intermediate level of dance technique in at least 2 of the following: ballet, jazz, tap and modern, as well as a strong understanding of dance concepts and the completion of Pedagogy I. Spring of even years. Prerequisite(s): DN 3500. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   ME 3110 Elementary School Music Methods Basic procedures, methods and materials for teaching music in grades K-6. Includes demonstration, observation and simulation of teaching at this level. Springs. Prerequisite(s): Music Education majors only; full acceptance to the Teacher Certification program. Corequisite(s): ME 2010. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   MU 2080 Guitar Workshop Provides guitarists opportunities to perform solo and ensemble literature in groups of 2-10 players. Guitar literature (duets, trios, quartets, etc.) from written scores is rehearsed for public performance, on and off campus. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor. 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours   ME 1010 Intro to Music Education Required for first semester, first year students majoring in Music Education. Communicates the responsibilities and requisite skills of the professional music educator. Examines topics relative to wellness as it pertains to physical, emotional, intellectual growth of the individual as well as that of the student population they will serve. Falls. (WECO) 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   MU 4910 IS:Voice Teaching Practicum Advanced work in specialized area of interest, selected and pursued in consultation with a faculty advisor. Consent required of the instructor who will supervise the independent study and the Department Chair. 1.000 – 3.000 Credit hours 1.000 – 3.000 Lecture hours   MU 2480 Jazz Band Performance ensemble open to all students by audition. Jazz Band serves to broaden the student’s perspective of swing, jazz, and jazz rock through study and performance, both on and off-campus. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs. 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours   MU 3010 Junior Recital Students in the Piano and Voice Performance and Pedagogy Options are required to enroll in MU 3010 and to present a public recital in 1 of the semesters of 3000 level Performance Studies. This is generally one-half of a program (or approximately 30 minutes) but, with the permission of the Performance Studies instructor, students may present a full solo program at this level of study. A pre-recital jury before the faculty is required at least 4 weeks prior to the scheduled recital date. Falls and Springs. Corequisite(s): 3000 level Performance Studies. 0.500 Credit hours 0.500 Lecture hours   MU 2100 Keyboard Accompanying Performance ensemble open to all keyboard students wishing to perform as accompanists in the studio and in recital. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructors involved. 0.500 Credit hours 0.500 Lecture hours   ME 2340 Music Teaching Apprenticeship Supervised field experience prior to formal student teaching in which the student is involved in the music classroom and rehearsal for a minimum of 2 hours per week for a period of 10 weeks. Repeatable for credit. With permission. Prerequisite(s): Music Education majors only. 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours   MU 2430 Percussion Ensemble An ensemble of 4-10 players open to all students by permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs. 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours PREREQ: PERF STUDY PAPERWORK REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING MU 1930 Performance Study – Jazz Piano 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours MU 1680 Performance Study-Bass 2.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours MU 3800 Performance Study-Bassoon 2.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours MU 1650 Performance Study-Cello 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours MU 1780 Performance Study-Clarinet 2.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours MU 1880 01 Performance Study-Euphonium 2.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours MU 2740 Performance Study-Flute 2.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours MU 1690 Performance Study-Guitar 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours MU 1590 Performance Study-Percussion 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours MU 1530 Performance Study-Piano 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours MU 1820 Performance Study-Saxophone 2.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours MU 4900 Performance Study-Trombone 2.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours MU 1840 Performance Study-Trumpet 2.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours MU 1610 Performance Study-Violin 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours   MU 1510 Voice Performance Studies Individual and/or group study to promote development of technique, repertoire, and musicianship. Required attendance at Department recitals. Each course may be repeated. Enrollment in Performance Studies requires the payment of a Performance Studies fee. Falls and Springs. Corequisite(s): MU 1420. 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours   TH 1650 Practicum in Production Practical applications and an extension of theory and technique covered in theatre courses in production. Experiences include all aspects of theatre production. Offered by individual enrollment. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass. With permission for non-majors. Falls and Springs. 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours   MU 4430 Practicum: Voice Teaching In-depth voice teaching experiences. Practical applications and an extension of methods and materials covered in previous teaching and performance courses. Experiences may include, but are not limited to, studio and class teaching, coaching, and supervising situations. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): MU 4280 and permission of the instructor. 1.000 – 3.000 Credit hours 1.000 – 3.000 Lecture hours   ME 4200 Secondary School Music Methods Basic procedures, methods and materials for teaching music in grades 7-12. Special emphasis on upper middle school general music. Includes demonstrations, observation and simulation of teaching at this level. Falls. Prerequisite(s): Music Education majors only; full acceptance to the Teacher Certification program. Corequisite(s): ME 2010. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   MU 4010 Senior Recital Students in the Piano and Voice Performance and Pedagogy and Music Technology Options are required to enroll in MU 4010 and to present a full public recital program (approximately 60 minutes) in 1 of the semesters of 4000 level Performance Studies. A pre-recital jury before the faculty is required at least 4 weeks prior to the scheduled recital date. Falls and Springs. Corequisite(s): 4000 level Performance Studies. 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours TH 3340 ST: Basic & Advanced Playwriting Each topics course provides in-depth study and application of writing skills for specific venues. Topics covered include play-writing, screenwriting, writing adaptations and libretto development. May be repeated with a different topic. Prerequisite(s): EN 1200, TH 1600, and permission of the instructor. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   TH 3310 ST: Theatre Technology: Scenic Art An introduction to areas of Theatre Technology and Production Crafts. Topics covered might include: scene painting, advanced costume crafts and production problems in electrics and audio. The purpose of this series is to enable a student to execute a specific product idea based on a theatrical design. May be repeated up to 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   MU 3450 ST: Opera Scene Study The study of various areas of music and music education on the intermediate to advanced level. May be repeated with a different topic. Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor. 1.000 – 3.000 Credit hours 1.000 – 3.000 Lecture hours   Music, Theatre, and Dance TH 2500 Stagecraft Fundamentals An introduction to the planning and logistics of scenery construction techniques. Includes the choosing and budgeting of materials; electricity and lighting; the interpretation and engineering of theatrical working drawings; the actual implementation of scenery. Falls and Springs. (QRCO) 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours   ME 4870 Student Teaching Secondary The culminating field-based experience for Music Education majors, leading to teacher certification. It is a continuous, full-time experience during which students gradually assume responsibilities for a full range of music teaching activities. Student teaching is conducted under the guidance of cooperating teachers and clinical faculty (University appointed observers). Required seminars complement the experience. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA; minimum grade of C in ME 3110 and ME 4200; minimum 2.7 composite GPA [calculated from ME 1010, ME 1200, ME 2150, ME 3110, ME 3130, ME 3140, ME 3160, ME 3210, ME 3220, (ME 3250 or ME 3260), (ME 3340 or ME 3350), ME 3500, ME 4200, MU 1150, MU 1160, MU 1210, MU 1220, MU 2210, MU 2220, MU 2230, MU 2240, MU 2260, MU 3250, MU 3310, MU 3320; Music Education Voice majors only, exclude ME 1200 and add MU 4280; Music Education Piano majors only, exclude MU 1150, MU 1160 and add MU 3070 and MU 3080]; completion of all other program requirements for certification in Music Education; permission of the Coordinator of Teacher Certification and Clinical Experiences. 6.000 Credit hours 6.000 Lecture hours   ME 4860 Student Teaching: Elementary The culminating field-based experience for Music Education majors, leading to teacher certification. It is a continuous, full-time experience during which students gradually assume responsibilities for a full range of music teaching activities. Student teaching is conducted under the guidance of cooperating teachers and clinical faculty (University appointed observers). Required seminars complement the experience. Falls and Springs. Prerequisite(s): minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA; minimum grade of C in ME 3110 and ME 4200; minimum 2.7 composite GPA [calculated from ME 1010, ME 1200, ME 2150, ME 3110, ME 3130, ME 3140, ME 3160, ME 3210, ME 3220, (ME 3250 or ME 3260), (ME 3340 or ME 3350), ME 3500, ME 4200, MU 1150, MU 1160, MU 1210, MU 1220, MU 2210, MU 2220, MU 2230, MU 2240, MU 2260, MU 3250, MU 3310, MU 3320; Music Education Voice majors only, exclude ME 1200 and add MU 4280; Music Education Piano majors only, exclude MU 1150, MU 1160 and add MU 3070 and MU 3080]; completion of all other program requirements for certification in Music Education; permission of the Coordinator of Teacher Certification and Clinical Experiences. 6.000 Credit hours 6.000 Lecture hours   Music, Theatre, and Dance MU 2420 Symphonic Band Performance ensemble opens to all students by audition. Symphonic Band is designed to develop ensemble performance techniques and individual performance skills and to give public performances both on and off-campus. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs. 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours   Music, Theatre, and Dance MU 2370 The Music Theatre Company The Music Theatre Company is a performing ensemble that specializes in the music theatre repertory: Broadway-style musicals, revues, operettas, and operas. A show is produced in each regular semester. Students may receive credit for participation as a performer, a designer, or a member of the technical staff. Any Plymouth student may audition for roles and ensembles. Falls and Springs. 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours   Music, Theatre, and Dance MU 2440 University Chorale Performance ensemble open to all students. The University Chorale performs choral literature of all styles and periods. Numerous on- and off-campus performances are scheduled. May be repeated for credit. Falls and Springs. 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours

Psychology Department

Psychology PS 4360 Internship in Psychology

The undergraduate internship provides supervised field experience at a site related to the student’s degree and option. Students participate in unpaid service in the community (100 hours for 3 credits or 200 hours for 6 credits) and attend class meetings. Students must apply for permission in the semester prior to their registration for this course. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor.

3.000 – 6.000 Credit hours
3.000 – 6.000 Lecture hours

Social Science Department

AN 2210 Cultural Anthropology

An introduction to the study of people and cultures around the world. A brief survey of the 4 major divisions of anthropology (archaeology, cultural, physical, linguistics) is followed by a comprehensive discussion of the concept of culture and its technological, social and ideological components. Falls and Springs. (GACO)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

 

AN 3110 Cultural Ecology

Examines culture as a human adaptation to nature from the Pleistocene to the present. Case studies demonstrate success and failure of various societies in their adaptation to and impact on their environments. Emphasis is on present-day traditional societies as well as cultural ecological problems facing certain third world countries and industrial nations. Demographic pressures, environmental degradation and climate change are discussed. Springs. Prerequisite(s): AN 2210.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

 

PO 4010 Political Science Internship

Students engage in work programs and thereby apply knowledge gained from major and minor course areas or concentrations in Political Science. Qualifications to be an intern are determined by the supervising faculty member. Once placed, student interns have both an immediate supervisor and a supervising professor in Political Science. May be repeated for up to 12 credits. With permission. Prerequisite(s): signature of the faculty supervisor.

1.000 – 12.000 Credit hours
1.000 – 12.000 Lecture hours

 

SO 4600 Seminar: Theory & Practice

Capstone course for majors; provides an overview of sociological methodology and theory. Heavily emphasizes research and the practical applications of sociology. Springs. Prerequisite(s): (AN 4400 or SO 4400) and Junior or Senior standing as a major. (WRCO)

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

 

AN 4600 Seminar: Theory and Practice

Capstone course for majors; provides an overview of anthropological methodology and theory. Heavily emphasizes research and the practical applications of anthropology. Springs. Prerequisite(s): (AN 4400 or SO 4400) or (AN 4410 or SO 4410) and Junior or Senior standing as a major. (WRCO)

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

 

SS 4350 Social Studies Theory & Practice 5-12

Serves as the capstone experience for the Social Studies Teacher Certification Option. Students have an opportunity to learn and apply social studies theory to the experience gained in previous courses, developing methodology and presentation skills needed to prepare for the student teaching experience. Students develop and present interdisciplinary lessons and units, integrating the skills and content of the various disciplines encompassed in the social studies as outlined in the New Hampshire Social Studies Framework and NCSS Standards. Students complete at least 20 hours in a classroom setting, actively participating in Social Studies classes in a middle or secondary school. Falls. Last offering Fall 2014. Prerequisite(s): SS 2500 and permission of instructor.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

 

SS 3910 Social Science Internship

Students engage in work programs and thereby apply knowledge gained from major or minor course areas or concentrations. Qualifications to be an intern are determined by the Department Chair and a faculty member who acts as a supervising professor. Once placed, student interns have both an immediate supervisor and a supervising professor.

1.000 – 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 – 6.000 Lecture hours

 

SS 2500 Social Studies Methods 5-12

Serves as the capstone experience for the Social Studies Teacher Certification Option. Students have an opportunity to learn and apply social studies theory to the experience gained in previous courses, developing methodology and presentation skills needed to prepare for the student teaching experience. Students develop and present interdisciplinary lessons and units, integrating the skills and content of the various disciplines encompassed in the social studies as outlined in the New Hampshire Social Studies Framework and NCSS Standards. Students complete at least 20 hours in a classroom setting, actively participating in Social Studies classes in a middle or secondary school. Falls. Last offering Fall 2014. Prerequisite(s): SS 2500 and permission of instructor.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

 

SS 4850 Social Studies Stu Teach 5-12

The culminating field-based clinical experience for all students completing the Social Studies Teacher Certification (5-12) option of the BS Social Science major. It is a continuous, full-time (5 days per week) experience of 12 credits during which, after a period of structured observation, teacher candidates gradually assume responsibility for a full range of Social Studies teaching activities encountered in a middle or high school situation, thereby demonstrating the appropriate professional skills and attitudes essential for successful teaching of diverse populations of students. Student Teaching is conducted under the supervisory guidance of School Faculty and Plymouth State Clinical Faculty in Social Science. Required periodic seminars complement the experience. Falls and Springs. Last offering Spring 2015. Prerequisite(s): minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA; completion of all other curricular requirements in Social Studies Teacher Certification (5-12) Option by the beginning of the student teaching experience; permission of the Coordinator of Teacher Certification and Clinical Experiences.

12.000 Credit hours
12.000 Lecture hours

 

TMP 4000 TMP Internship

Students engage in an individualized work program (40 hours per credit) at an agency that emphasizes some aspects of tourism planning, marketing or policy formulation. May be repeated for a total of 12 credits. Prerequisite(s): approval of the discipline’s Internship Program Coordinator; 2.50 grade point average in all TMP courses.

3.000 – 12.000 Credit hours
3.000 – 12.000 Lecture hours

 

SW 2200 Introduction to Social Work

Introduces students to the history, practice, values and perspective of social work. Provides an overview of social problems and social services for different populations with an emphasis on advancing social and economic justice. Students participate in an observational service learning component (2 hours/week or 30 hours/semester) arranged individually with the instructor. Falls and Springs.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

 

SW 4440 Social Work Practicum: Child & Family Service

The practicum engages students in 450 hours of supervised social work practice and provides opportunities to apply classroom learning in the field setting. This practicum is for students in the Child and Family Services Option and includes settings that provide services for child protection, runaway and homeless youths, homeless families, foster care, home finding, child care, domestic violence, school social work, rape crisis services, teen pregnancy and juvenile justice. Placement occurs in the senior year; taken concurrently with SW 4550. The practicum is arranged on an individualized basis in consultation with the faculty Field Education Director. Transfer credit cannot be applied to the Practicum. Paid field placements are prohibited. In special circumstances, with the permission of the Field Education Director, students may secure a stipend or scholarship from the field agency. Existing paid employment cannot qualify as a field placement. For majors only. Pass/No Pass. Springs. Prerequisite(s): permission of Field Education Director. Corequisite(s): SW 4550.

12.000 Credit hours
12.000 Lecture hours

 

SW 4430 Social Work Practicum

The practicum engages students in 450 hours of supervised social work practice and provides opportunities to apply classroom learning in the field setting. Placement occurs in senior year; taken concurrently with SW 4550. Practicum is arranged on an individualized basis in consultation with the faculty Field Education Director. Transfer credit cannot be applied to the Practicum. Paid field placements are prohibited. In special circumstances, with the permission of the Field Education Director, students may secure a stipend or scholarship from the field agency. Existing paid employment cannot qualify as a field placement. For majors only. Pass/No Pass. Springs. Prerequisite(s): permission of Field Education Director. Corequisite(s): SW 4550.

12.000 Credit hours
12.000 Lecture hours

 

SW 4450 Social Work Practicum: Health Services

The practicum engages students in 450 hours of supervised social work practice and provides opportunities to apply classroom learning in the field setting. This practicum is for students in the Health Services Option and includes hospitals, hospices, medical clinics, including family planning clinics and neighborhood clinics, health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), nursing homes and health organizations. These settings fall under public, private-nonprofit and for-profit auspices. Diverse services are provided such as maternal and child health services, hospital discharge planning, hospice care, AIDS clinics and support groups related to specific diseases. Placement occurs in the senior year; taken concurrently with SW 4550. The practicum is arranged on an individualized basis in consultation with the faculty Field Education Director. Transfer credit cannot be applied to the Practicum. Paid field placements are prohibited. In special circumstances, with the permission of the Field Education Director, students may secure a stipend or scholarship from the field agency. Existing paid employment cannot qualify as a field placement. For majors only. Pass/No Pass. Springs. Prerequisite(s): permission of Field Education Director. Corequisite(s): SW 4550.

12.000 Credit hours
12.000 Lecture hours

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