201 The Disability Experience (3)
An introduction to the spectrum of disabilities and the impact of living with those disabilities. Perceptions about people with disabilities are examined as well as the accommodation process, and challenges and opportunities available. Focus is on contemporary theories of disability studies and current trends that impact the daily lives of people living with disabilities.
210 Death and Life in Literature (3)
The study of themes of death and dying in imaginative literature, with emphasis on the correlation between fictional representations of death and of life, its contents and values; and on the connection between metaphors of death and approaches to textual interpretation. Primary texts include poetry, short stories, essays, novels, and plays. On demand.
225 Education in East Asia (3)
A systemic study of education in three developed countries (Japan, South Korea, and Singapore) and a comparison of the influence of educational philosophies upon institutions of that region and the U.S.
311 Science Concepts and Perspectives (3)
Emphasis on understanding science from a personal and social perspective. Overall goal to develop values, attitudes, and skills through a study of science topics organized around themes rather than disciplines. Follows the recommendations of the National Research Councils National Science Education Standards. Prerequisites:Two laboratory science courses. Corequisite: Education 312.
320 Social Studies Topics, Concepts and Perspectives (3)
An examination of concepts, theories and principles of history, sociology, anthropology, geography, political science, and economics in curricula typically developed for children age 6-14. Emphasis on diverse presentation. Prerequisite: Education 306. Corequisite: Education 311.
330 Arts Integration (3)
Designed for pre-service education majors as an introduction to the philosophy and practice of arts integration. This course will provide students with basic knowledge of educational drama, dance, music and visual art, clear reasons for integration, specific integration principles applicable across the curriculum, and ongoing opportunities to develop, observe, lead and participate in arts integration instruction in elementary classrooms. Prerequisites: Education 306, 323 or PDS I, and two courses from Art 301, Music 111 and Theatre and Speech 115.
340 Concepts of Language Literacy: Acquisition, Development, and Usage (3)
Examines the theoretical framework underlying the development of language and the communication processes. Designed to build an understanding of the concepts and skills of language development with an emphasis on facilitating clear thinking and effective communication in children of differing abilities and cultural backgrounds. Emphasis placed on listening, speaking, writing, and reading and on synthesis of the literary elements acquired from college course work. Prerequisite: (for education majors only) Education 321 or 323 or equivalent, and Early Childhood 241 or 242 or equivalent. Corequisite: Education 313.
401 Laboratory Procedures and Safety (1)
Develop science laboratory and field teaching competencies appropriate for the pre-service secondary science teacher with emphasis on the content of the respective teaching major. Spring Semester. Prerequisites: Education 306, 323, English 228; Corequisite: Education 454.
498r Individual Studies (1-4)
On demand. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
499r Interdisciplinary Seminars (1-4)
Specific topics, themes, and subjects for which the interdisciplinary approach is useful. On demand.
Legal Assistant Studies
See Criminal Justice.
Professor John Graef, Head
The Department of Mathematics offers two degree programs, the B.A. and the B.S. in Applied Mathematics.
The B.A. is the traditional liberal arts degree with a major in mathematics.
The B.S. in Applied Mathematics is a degree program designed to examine the growing influence of mathematics in business and industrial practices. The student must select a concentration in one of the following two areas: actuarial science or general mathematics.
Students who plan to teach at the secondary school level must meet state licensure requirements. These students need to consult with advisors in the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies and the Department of Mathematics. Through careful course selection, such students should be able to major in both Secondary Mathematics and Applied Mathematics: General.
In addition to its own degree programs, the Department provides extensive support for other programs requiring mathematics courses and for the Universitys General Education requirements. It also offers a minor in mathematics.
All entering students must take the Mathematics Placement Test with the exception of those satisfying at least one of the following conditions: 1) transferring an appropriate college level mathematics course, 2) receiving advanced placement credit in mathematics, or 3) earning a Math ACT score of 24 or greater (Math SAT score 560 or greater). A student with a Math ACT score of 24 or greater (Math SAT 560 or greater) may take the Mathematics Placement Test without jeopardy in order to become eligible for more courses. For example, a student with an ACT Math score of 24 or 25 who wishes to take Math 136, Math 145 or Math 151 should take the Mathematics Placement Test. The UTC Department of Mathematics uses the ACT and placement test scores both to assess the students pre-college preparation and to determine whether prerequisites for certain of the 100 and 200 level courses are met. Test schedules are available online at the Mathematics Department web site.
Applied Mathematics (B.S.)
- General Education (see list of approved courses)
- Rhetoric and Composition: Two approved courses in rhetoric and composition (6 hours)
- Mathematics: One approved mathematics course* (3 hours; approved courses listed below will apply)
- Statistics: One approved course in statistics at the 300-400 level* (3 hours; approved courses listed below will apply)
- Natural Sciences: Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component (7-8 hours)
- Humanities and Fine Arts: Two approved humanities and fine arts courses, one from fine arts and one from either (6 hours)
- Cultures and Civilizations: Option A: Western Humanities I and II and Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations OR Option B: World Civilization I, II, III (9 hours total)
- Behavioral and Social Sciences: Two approved behavioral or social science courses in two different disciplines (6 hours; approved related courses in the actuarial concentration below will apply)