Area Study

Selection of one Area Study is required for all Education students completing a BS degree. SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AND COMPLETE CREDITS SPECIFIED.

English

30 credits (27 included as part of the Area Study; 3 included in the Core) as follows:

  • CMP101 English Composition (3) (included in core requirements) -- CS; ILIT; WI
  • 27 credits, of which 15 must be in upper division (courses numbered at the 300 or 400 level)
  • No credits allowed in: Theatre Arts; Communication Arts/Media.

Foreign Languages

30 credits (24 included as part of the Area Study; 6 included in the Core) as follows:

  • 6 credits in one foreign language (included in core requirements)
  • 24 credits, of which 15 must be in upper division (courses numbered at the 300 or 400 level)
  • Approved international experiences may be included with advisement.

Mathematics

30 credits (27 included as part of the Area Study; 3 included in the Core) as follows:

  • Students who are interested in the Math Area Study should first contact the Math Chair for advisement on the sequence in which required courses are taken. Provided that prerequisites are satisfied, it may be advisable to begin studies with one or more of the higher level required courses. A minimum grade of C in MTH124, MTH134, and MTH144 is required.
  • CSC101 Introduction to Computer Programming (3) -- CT
  • MTH104 Survey of Statistics (3) -- CT; QL
  • MTH111 Mathematics for the Elementary School Teacher (3) -- CT; QL
  • MTH112 Geometry & Logic (3) -- CT; QL
  • MTH144-145 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I-II (3/3) -- CT; QL (Prerequisites are MTH124 and MTH134 or equivalent placement
  • MTH264 Discrete Mathematics (3)
  • MTH303 Introduction to Proofs (3)
  • 6 credits in Math electives: Suggested: MTH124 College Algebra (3) -- CT; QL; MTH134 Pre-Calculus (3) -- CT; QL

Science

31 credits (28 included as part of the Area Study; 3 included in the Core) as follows:

  • 18 credits must be in one area, i.e., Biology; Chemistry; Earth Science; Environmental Science (certain courses apply-see Course Schedules for details); Physics.
  • 15 credits must be in upper division;
  • 3 credits may be in Health Science (to be selected with advisement)

Social Studies

30 credits as follows:

NOTE: History and Political Science department course offerings have changed course prefix/designation to the following: HST (formerly HIS): History courses; PSC (formerly GVT): Political Science courses; HP (formerly HG): History & Political Science courses.

  • GEO117 World Geography (3)
  • HST105 Introduction to World History I: From Antiquity to 1500 (3) -- CI
  • HST106 Introduction to World History II: From 1500 (3) -- CI
  • HST220 American History to 1877 (3) --  CI
  • HST221 American History from 1877 to Present (3) -- CI
  • PSC113 Introduction to American Politics (3) -- CR
  • 9 credits selected from History and/or Political Science courses, 6 of which must be at the 300 level or higher.
  • Select one:
    • PSC101 Comparative Politics (3) -- CI
    • PSC121 International Relations (3) -- CI

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