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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
Africana Studies
Aging 018
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 080, 081
Art History 082
Arts and Science 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Business Law 140
Catalan 145
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203, 206
Douglass College Courses
East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214
Economics 220
Education 300
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Environmental Certificates
European Studies 360
Exercise Science and Sport Studies 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
Foreign Language Proficiency Certificates
French 420
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Hindi 505
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies 575
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Life Sciences
Linguistics 615
Livingston College Courses
Management 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medical Technology 660
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health
Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies 836
Religion 840
Russian 860
Russian, Central and East European Studies 861
Rutgers College Courses
Science, Technology, and Society
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Theater Arts 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
University College–New Brunswick College Courses
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Douglass College
Livingston College
Rutgers College
University College
Cook College
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies (SCILS)
School of Engineering
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Education 300 Courses  


05:300:200Exploring Teaching as a Profession (3) Exploration of teaching as a career. Examines teaching and learning from divergent perspectives and includes issues related to the profession and practice of teaching. Personal, public, and professional perceptions of teachers and teaching addressed. Includes a field experience. Prerequisite for admission to teacher education program.
05:300:306Educational Psychology: Principles of Classroom Learning (3)Surveys areas of psychology most relevant to education. How children think, learn, and remember; influence of motivation; principles of measurement.
Prerequisite: 01:830:101.
05:300:341Modern High School Mathematics (3) In-depth study and construction of some key ideas in the high school mathematics curriculum. Viewing of mathematics in terms of the ideas built up in the minds of students. Prerequisites: 01:198:111 or equivalent; 01:640:250, 251.
05:300:342Supervised Undergraduate Tutoring in Mathematics (3) Develop teaching strategies, an interactive style, and an approach to high school mathematics content in a one-on-one tutorial or small group setting. Students work with other undergraduates in lower-level, E-credit mathematics courses. Prerequisites: 01:640:250, 251.
05:300:350Education and Computers (3) Establishes a foundation for using the computer in a variety of educational settings across all subject areas through programming, application programs, computer-based instruction, and social/philosophical issues of computers in education.
05:300:361Science: Knowledge and Literacy (3) Examines the emerging role of science education in society. Special attention given to influence of professional societies. Places current trends in science education in a historical perspective that reflects the development of science in the United States. Prerequisite: Science course at the 200 level or above.
05:300:383Introduction to Special Education (3) Overview of the diverse physical, psychological, and social disabilities of special education children. Pre- or corequisite: 01:830:396 or 397.
05:300:401Individual and Cultural Diversity in the Classroom (3) Focuses on the range of student diversity in contemporary classrooms, including cultural, linguistic, and academic differences. Emphasizes strategies to enhance academic success, promote interaction, and facilitate the inclusion of diverse students in the regular school setting. Prerequisites: 05:300:200; admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:402Special Topics in Education (3) Seminar on selected topic of current interest. Topics differ each term. Consult instructor for description of topic under study.
05:300:403Independent Study in Education (BA) Independent project in education to be carried out in consultation with appropriate faculty. Arrangements for a project supervisor must be made prior to registering for this course.
05:300:411Laboratory in Human Development (3) Examines topics in social, cognitive, and affective development through the study of children and the settings in which they learn and develop. Findings related to current literature in child development and developmental psychology. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: 01:830:331.
05:300:412Learning and Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom (3) Addresses teaching strategies and curricula appropriate for the young child aged three to eight. Emphasizes the role of play in learning and development and instructional strategies to foster cognitive, social, and emotional development. Curriculum planning around integrated, thematically related experiences explored. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:413Practicum in Early Childhood/Elementary Education I (1.5) Fieldwork in a local elementary school to observe and participate as a teaching assistant; one full day per week for nine weeks in a prekindergarten, kindergarten, or first- through third-grade classroom. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program. Can be taken before or after 05:300:414. Coordinated with 01:300: 412 and 494.
05:300:414Practicum in Early Childhood/Elementary Education II (1.5) Fieldwork in a local elementary school to observe and participate as a teaching assistant; one full day per week for nine weeks in a fourth- through eighth-grade classroom. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program. Can be taken before or after 05:300:413. Coordinated with 01: 300:441, 461, 471, and 495.
05:300:421Language and Linguistics I (3) Examines a variety of grammatical and sociolinguistic descriptions of language and considers the critique they offer of traditional school grammar. Explores the educational and political implications of teaching traditional school grammar in the light of these critiques. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
05:300:422Teaching Literature: Readers, Texts, and Contexts (3) Examines a variety of theories about what literary reading is and why it should be taught. Develop strategies for introducing, sequencing, and discussing literary texts as well as for integrating the study of literature into the other language arts. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
05:300:423Teaching Writing: Social and Cognitive Dimensions (3) Examines a variety of perspectives on the nature of the writing process. Considers research and theory on how teachers should teach and respond to writing. Field experience required. Prerequisite: 05:300:421.
05:300:430Principles of Second/Foreign Language Acquisition (3) Introductory course that examines the research and theory on first and second language acquisition related to children, teens, and adults in the United States and abroad. Prerequisites: 05:300:200; admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:431Teaching World Language/ESL in Elementary Schools (3) Explores methods and materials used to foster world language and ESL development within an elementary school context. Fieldwork. Prerequisite: 05:300:200. Open only to students who have been formally admitted to a foreign language teaching program. May count as education credit but not toward the major in a foreign language.
05:300:432Teaching World Language/ESL in   Explores methods and materials used to foster world language and ESL development within a secondary school context. Fieldwork. Prerequisites: 05:300:200; admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:433Language and Culture (3) Relationship of linguistic, cognitive, attitudinal, and behavioral patterns within each culture and how they affect cross-cultural communication and language education. Prerequisites: 05:300:200; admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:434Language Foundations I (3) Nature of language relevant to teachers involved with other languages and cultures. Topics include functional motivation of linguistic structure, linguistic sign, phonetics, phonemic and morphemic analysis, world semantics, and correctness. Prerequisites: 05:300:200; admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:441Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (3) Concrete, manipulative approach to teaching mathematics concepts. Psychology of learning mathematics; the elementary curriculum;effective teaching techniques. Prerequisite: 05:300:200. Open only to students who have been formally admitted to a teacher education program.
05:300:442Problem-Solving Processes in Mathematics (3) Focuses on understanding one's own mathematical problem-solving processes and how such processes develop in mathematics learners of all ages. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:443Methods of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics (3) Reviews the status of secondary mathematics teaching in the United States, the reform movement, and current thinking about issues of concern to practicing teachers. Encourages development of personal style and approach to teaching high school mathematics. Topics include instructional planning, assessment, individual differences, cultural and gender differences, and teaching styles. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:444Practicum in Teaching Secondary School Mathematics (3) Gives prospective secondary mathematics teachers an opportunity to observe experienced teachers, serve as an aide, work with individuals and small groups, and teach several class sessions in a high school setting. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program. Corequisite: 05:300:443. Students spend two complete mornings in the school each week.
05:300:461Science in the Elementary School (3) Presents science as an integrated body of knowledge using investigative and inquiry techniques. Thematic or problem-based approach to science teaching. Prerequisite: Completion of student's liberal arts college science requirement.
05:300:462Demonstration and Technology in Science Teaching (3) Creating science teaching support materials using resources available over the Internet. For use in creating laboratory, demonstration, and related activities that would complement classroom practice. Involvement in the broad Internet community of interest in science and science teaching. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:471Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School (3) Examines strategies and materials for teaching social studies in the elementary school. Focuses on a cluster of teaching models to engage children in the active pursuit of knowledge, skills, and values. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:472Materials and Methods in Social Studies (3) Study of instructional practices, curricular trends, and teaching materials used in social studies. Prerequisite: 05:300:200. Open only to students who have been formally admitted to the social studies teaching program.
05:300:480Materials and Methods in Special Education (3) Application of learning theory and principles of systematic instruction in the areas of motor learning, oral and written language, mathematics, and social skills. Fieldwork. Prerequisites: 05:300:200, 383; 01:830:331. Open only to special education students.
05:300:483Resources for Individuals with Disabilities (3) Resources essential to the handicapped student and the family. Referral procedures and use of resources. Prerequisite: Open only to students who have been admitted to the special education program.
05:300:494Literacy Development in the Early Years (3) Examines literacy development from birth to third grade. Varied strategies for literacy development are presented and analyzed using the emergent literacy and integrated language arts approach. Also addresses theories of early literacy development. Prerequisites: 05:300:200; admission to the teacher education program.
05:300:495Literacy Development in the Elementary and Middle School (3) Emphasizes integrated language arts approach to literacy learning in grades three through eight. Connections between reading, writing, and oral language addressed. Reviews strategies to integrate literacy learning with instruction in the content areas. Prerequisites: 05:300:200; admission to the teacher education program.
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