Science 344; and any Special Topics courses with a focus on Latin America offered by any UTC department, subject to approval of the Latin American Studies Minor Advisory Council.
Corequisites: Proficiency in Spanish through the second college year, excluding Spanish 213 and 214, and a Study Abroad experience in a Latin American country for a minimum of six (6) weeks.
Minimum 2.0 average required in all courses attempted for the minor.
Professor Herbert Burhenn, Head
University Studies offers a variety of interdisciplinary courses and seminars which may be taken for elective credit or, when approved, may satisfy certain major or general education requirements.
UNIVERSITY STUDIES COURSES (USTU)
100 Principles of Effective Study
(3 hours institutional credit)
The study and development of reading and study skills that are required for college level study. Every semester. Credit not applicable toward any degree. Prerequisite: approval of the instructor.
101 The Freshman Seminar (3)
An introduction to the nature of university education and a general orientation to the functions and resources of the University. Designed to help freshman adjust to the University, to develop a better understanding of the learning process, and to acquire basic academic survival skills, and to enrich their appreciation for the University’s commitment to development of the intellect. Elective available to all students with fewer than 30 hours. Recommended during initial semester for students who enter the University with fewer than 15 hours. Offered Fall and Spring semesters.
125 First Year Studies: The UTC Experience (1)
An introduction to the academic community including the nature and purpose of a college education, expectations for academic success, academic resources and opportunities, learning beyond the classroom, and special emphasis on academic and career planning. Elective available to all students with fewer than 30 earned hours. Recommended during the initial semester for students who enter UTC with fewer that 15 earned hours. A, B, C, No Credit grading. Credit not allowed in both USTU 125 and USTU 101.
199r Interdisciplinary Seminars (1-4)
Specific topics, themes, and subjects for which the interdisciplinary approach is especially useful. On demand.
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 Council’s 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