Education Transfer Program – Evening Program Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)


ART101 Art Appreciation

3 credits – This course is an examination of the value, esthetic pleasures, structure, function, and history of art. The course explores sculpture, painting, film, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, and architecture. Field trips to galleries allow students the opportunity to personally experience significant visual art.

Lecture Hours: 48

BIO105 Introductory Biology

4 credits – This course provides an introduction to living organisms, their diversity, structure and function, and how they maintain themselves both during their life cycle and as a species. It is designed to highlight concepts of the biological sciences for the non-biology major and satisfies the requirement for a life science course for the Associate in Arts or Science degrees. There are three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory each week.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

EDU216 Introduction to Teaching

3 credits – This course is designed to help students become aware of the foundations of teaching, understand the realities of teaching, and gain insight into the process of teaching. It is provided for students who may be undecided about teaching. The course will investigate the tools and information necessary to make a rational and thoughtful choice about pursuing the teaching profession.

Lecture Hours: 48

EDU223 Multicultural Education

3 credits – This course introduces conceptual, theoretical, and philosophical issues in Multicultural Education (MCE). Students learn instructional strategies for making their future multicultural classrooms into effective learning communities that are collaborative, inclusive, developmentally appropriate, and globally oriented.

Lecture Hours: 48

EDU235 Children's Literature

3 credits – This course is designed to present the dynamics of children's literature. It promotes the selection and evaluation of literature for children as well as how to engage young readers in a variety of literary genres. The course will emphasize literature as a key element of the reading curriculum, grades Preschool-8 and beyond. The course will be relevant to those interested in education and literacy.

Lecture Hours: 48

EDU240 Educational Psychology

3 credits – The study of learning as it relates to cognitive, affective, and psychomotor processes; personal, social and moral development; abilities and exceptionality and motivation, measurement and classroom management.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: PSY111 Introduction to Psychology and PSY121 Developmental Psychology

Co-requisites: EDU920 Field Experience

EDU255 Technology in the Classroom

3 credits – This is a basic course in the planning and practical use of technology resources to enhance and extend the learning process in the face to face classroom, hybrid, and online learning. Students will be exposed to various ways of thinking about educational media and its applications in the classroom. The course is designed to provide the student with experiences that will enable them to select, arrange, utilize, and produce a variety of resources to enhance student learning through their creation of a Thematic Unit.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: EDU240 Educational Psychology or EDU235 Children's Literature

EDU920 Field Experience

1 credit – This course provides an observation and participation experience to explore duties, roles, and responsibilities of teachers to the school community. This takes place in area schools under the direction and guidance of classroom teachers.

Lecture Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Fee: $35.00

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits – This course emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

ENG106 Composition II

3 credits – This course aims to review and extend writing principles learned in ENG105 Composition I to analytical, argumentative, and research-based writing. This course emphasizes critical reading, evaluation, and precise and responsible source citation.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: ENG105 Composition I

HIS117 Western Civilization I: Ancient and Medieval

3 credits – This course traces the development of Western Civilization from prehistory to 1300 C.E., the end of the High Middle Ages. The role of the Humanities is emphasized. The course explores major political, social, economic, scientific, intellectual, cultural, and religious developments contributing to Western societies. These include the significant events and contributions of early Middle Eastern civilizations, classical and Hellenistic Greece, the Roman Empire, its successors, the rise of the Western Christian church, and Medieval Europe.

Lecture Hours: 48

HIS151 U.S. History to 1877

3 credits – This United States history course examines the country's Colonial experience, Revolutionary period, and 19th Century history through Reconstruction. The course includes political, economic, and social history of this period, as well as the development of American thought.

Lecture Hours: 48

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts

3 credits – This is a one semester liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

MAT151 Math Reasoning for Teachers I

3 credits – This course explores mathematics as problem solving, communication, connections, and reasoning with regard to tasks involving numeration, relationships, estimation, and number sense of whole and rational numbers, probability and statistics. Activities and models appropriate to elementary school mathematics are used to represent these topics. This course does not count toward the mathematics requirement for the AA or AS degree.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of 'C' in MAT063 Elementary Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score.

MUS100 Music Appreciation

3 credits – This course is an introduction to the musical arts through listening to and studying the music of various periods. Some sections of the course may be presented by live musicians. Allied arts, including dance, painting, and literature may be used to demonstrate the relatedness of music to the larger scope of human experience.

Lecture Hours: 48

PHS142 Principles of Astronomy

3 credits – This physical science course explores the mysteries of the universe. Through scientific reason, the course will examine the following: the history of astronomy, the planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, the creation and fate of the universe and our place in it. This course includes amateur observation techniques.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in a 100 level math course or appropriate placement scores (ACT: 24 or COMPASS Algebra: 66-100), a minimum grade of D- in RDG040 College Preparatory Reading III or appropriate placement scores (COMPASS Reading: 82 or above), and a minimum grade of D- in ENG105 Composition I or COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace.

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology

3 credits – This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

PSY121 Developmental Psychology

3 credits – This course presents a life span, developmental approach to the study of the developing person that identifies the behavioral dynamics of the physical, cognitive, social, and affective domains of development with a view to the impact of family, school, and community.

Lecture Hours: 48

SOC205 Diversity in America

3 credits – This course is an introduction to the sociological study of majority-minority group relations. Focus will be on the basic concepts such as groups, intergroup relations, power, prejudice, and discrimination, as well as social understanding, tolerance, and acceptance. A wide assortment of minority groups, including women, racial, ethnic, the physically and mentally disabled, homosexuals, religious groups, the elderly and the young, and those singled out for their lower socio-economic status will be considered.

Lecture Hours: 48

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits – This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis in developing public speaking skill. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Deb Hacker
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Faculty Mentor

Tami McCoy
Black Hawk Hall 226
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Lisa Ciesielski
Student Services
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Dean of Communications, Humanities, Education, and Fine Arts

Catharine Freeman
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